I am researching William Richardson, Mariner until 1861 census then Master Mariner on 1871 census. He died before 1881.
He was born in Loftus, Yorkshire, about 1828, and may have been in Whitby in 1851. He was in Liverpool when he married in 1864 and then in Sunderland County Durham until his death.
I have found a website that fits his birth which states that in 1851 he was in Whitby age 23, and also states that he received his Master Mariners certificate in Sunderland in 1866. The Certificate number is C6595. Can anyone help me find more information please