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Do you have Royal Navy ancestors?
« on: Saturday 01 January 11 06:24 GMT (UK) »
The Royal Navy has had a longstanding connection with New Zealand dating from the earliest voyage of Captain James COOK. Many officers and men served in New Zealand waters or fought on land during the New Zealand Wars, and quite a few were buried here. If you have an ancestor who served in the Royal Navy during the years covered you may find them in the following publications.


The Navy List 1827-1884.
The Navy List listed officers (including warrant officers) by name, rank and appointment, and allows the researcher to build a picture of an individuals' service over the years. This topic on Rootschat provides links to issues of this publication. Searchable by name. Excellent reference. 
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,493513.0.html

The Naval Chronicle 1799-1817.
The Naval Chronicle was the Royal Navy’s ‘newspaper’ and reported day to day operations, featured details of ships, reports of operations, promotions, courts martial (which include witness statements), ship movements, and births, marriages and obituaries, amongst a wealth of other information. Excellent reference.
http://historicnavalfiction.com/index.php/general-hnf-info/naval-facts/the-naval-chronicle

Nelson, Trafalgar and those who served. A database of the British combatants at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Includes service and biographical information where known. An ongoing project.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/trafalgarancestors/advanced_search.asp



ELLERKER - Beverley ERY ENG
HEALEY - IRL?
MURDOCH - Wigtownshire SCT, Otago and Westland NZ
PALING - Nottinghamshire ENG
RILEY - Flamborough; Cottingham; South Dalton ERY, Manitoba CAN, & London ENG
STURTON - Arnold, Nottinghamshire ENG
SUTTRON - All, NRY & DUR ENG
TAYLOR - London ENG
TYLER - London ENG
TERNAN/TIERNAN - Dublin IRL

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