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Offline sirsimon

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Battle of Trafalgar 1805 possible ancestor?
« on: Thursday 18 June 15 20:12 BST (UK) »
Hello

On the national archives website, I found that there was a Charles Ingram on the HMS Colossus, aged 40 in 1805.

This would give him a birth year of around 1765.

Now I have a Charles Ingram on my tree, baptised 1764, son of Charles and Ruth Ingram, brother of Love Ingram.

Do you think the Charles Ingram mentioned on the crew list my ancestor? There is no other Charles Ingram born around 1764 - 1766 in Yarmouth

thanks

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Re: Battle of Trafalgar 1805 possible ancestor?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19 November 17 09:04 GMT (UK) »
Yes, he could be.
There is a Charles Ingram on board the Colosuss

Charles Ingram aged 42 (age given when first onbd Colosuss) born in North Yarmouth [Yarmouth].
Ship: HMS Colossus
Aged 46 (age given in 1805) on joining HMS Canada on 12 December 1805, place of birth Yarmouth. Allotment from wages made by Charles Ingram to Wife (not named) on 12 December1805 to be paid by the Customs Office in Yarmouth.
 
Information taken from the National Archives site 'Nelson, Trafalgar and those who served'.

The Colossus had some of the worst number of casualties after the Battle.
    

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Re: Battle of Trafalgar 1805 possible ancestor?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 12:27 GMT (UK) »
What I forgot to add  -
Do not get put off my the exact ages on the Muster Books. I have seen men get younger during their naval careers.