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Gollop - Dorset
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Oyns - all
Tweedy - all
Also British Heraldry (www.heraldry-online.org.uk)

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Re: The Navy List
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 17 November 10 09:18 GMT (UK) »
Stephen

Thanks for posting this. I've found it so useful I hope the Mods will make it 'Sticky'.

Martin

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Re: The Navy List
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 17 November 10 09:36 GMT (UK) »
Done  ;D
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Re: The Navy List
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 17 November 10 11:52 GMT (UK) »
Martin - you're welcome
scrimnet - thanks

There is another web page that lists online editions of Naval Chronicle at:

The Naval Chronicle

The Naval Chronicle records some of the exploits and appointments for the period 1799 to 1817. 
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Re: The Navy List
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 13 January 11 07:35 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I saw your list.
Would you know where sons of gentlemen went to school around 1840 in order to go into the RN later?
I have Henry Charles Young born 1830 in Suffolk. He was a midshipman in the late 1840's according to the census. He did not go to the school his brothers went to. He went into the RN.
Would there be a special school for boys as in Cadets perhaps  in the 1830-1840's or did they put them on ships right away? 
How young would they be to be on the ships?
I have not been able to find his service record.
He retired in NZ after 1851. I assume he was still in the RN when he went to NZ.
Can you point me to any web pages at all about my questions?
Thank you for your time and help.
Hera

Are you related to Plowman's in Suffolk?

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Re: The Navy List
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 13 January 11 08:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi

In most instances during this period, a Midshipmans appointment required a degree of patronage, usually from  a family member or friend. Midshipmen were as young as 14-16, but were sometimes entered even younger and rated as Captain's Servant.

The formal training of officers did not start until 1863, at what was to become BRNC Dartmouth. Since the Navy only provided board and lodging to Midshipmen, they were free to leave at any time. The problem with Midshipmen is that because they were not Commissioned the do not feature in the Navy List until they passed as Lieutenants, which required a minimum of 7 years service before they could sit the Board.

For the sons (and daughters) of Warrant Officers, the Greenwich Naval College was available. However, if a boy entered the navy via this route he usually entered as a Mates Assistant, having already received extensive training at Greenwich.

Re the records of your man, there is a Service Record for a Henry Charles Young, Naval Cadet in ADM 196 (available online), but the time frame is a bit loose, so it might be another man.

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Re: The Navy List
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 13 January 11 08:28 GMT (UK) »
Thank you.
This information helps.
Hera

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Re: The Navy List
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 24 May 11 00:55 BST (UK) »
Stephen
Thanks for the lists I found my missing ancestor Caleb Emerson but spelt Emmerson on several naval lists he was an assistant surgeon and surgeon. Would you know whether he could have become a surgeon through the navy or would he have had to go to surgeon college I can't seem to find him there.

retards Lynne  :) :) :) :) :) :)
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