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What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« on: Monday 26 September 16 22:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Chatters.

Can anyone tell me what O.B.C. means please? It is shown on the attached transit document. The people leaving England from the Port of Liverpool in 1927 are planning to make their permanent homes in Bermuda.

I wondered if there was some sort of resettlement program or other reason indicated by the letters O.B.C.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.
MACDONALD of Benbecula, Scotland, Earlswood/Wapella Sask
BAIN of Aberdeenshire, Trafford district, Red Jacket and Moosomin, Sask
CHEYNE of Aberdeenshire & Trafford district, Sask
FISHER of Yorkshire, Ontario & Saskatchewan
INKSTER of Shetland, Edinburgh, Sask and BC
GAUNT of Yorkshire, Kent, BC & Australia
KINCH of Ireland, PEI, Ab, Sask
CORCORAN of Ireland, PEI & Sask
GOTZ / GOETZ of Soufflenheim, Alsace & Ont
MITTELHAUSSER of Soufflenheim, Alsace
MULLER or MILLER of Drusenheim, Alsace & Ont

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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 September 16 22:39 BST (UK) »
What is the column heading please?

Could it be Outward Bound something?
Nursall   ~    Buckinghamshire
Avies ~   Norwich

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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 September 16 22:42 BST (UK) »
Of British Commomwealth.
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CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 September 16 22:49 BST (UK) »
Thank you ScouseBoy. The column heading is Country of Last Permanent Address, in which England is checked, and then the bracket with OBC.

Thank you Carol. Does "Of British Commonwealth" used in this context mean anything other than they are moving from one Commonwealth county to another?
MACDONALD of Benbecula, Scotland, Earlswood/Wapella Sask
BAIN of Aberdeenshire, Trafford district, Red Jacket and Moosomin, Sask
CHEYNE of Aberdeenshire & Trafford district, Sask
FISHER of Yorkshire, Ontario & Saskatchewan
INKSTER of Shetland, Edinburgh, Sask and BC
GAUNT of Yorkshire, Kent, BC & Australia
KINCH of Ireland, PEI, Ab, Sask
CORCORAN of Ireland, PEI & Sask
GOTZ / GOETZ of Soufflenheim, Alsace & Ont
MITTELHAUSSER of Soufflenheim, Alsace
MULLER or MILLER of Drusenheim, Alsace & Ont

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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 September 16 23:16 BST (UK) »
Not sure but I have it down as an abbreviation when I was looking for ancestors on passenger lists some time ago. The other one I have is Other British Country.
Carol
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #5 on: Monday 26 September 16 23:35 BST (UK) »
Looking at the passenger list, it must be something to do with the port of disembarkation. At the bottom of the page the totals are OBC: 14 from England and 2 from the Empire which matches those due to land at Bermuda, and FSA: 5 from England and 2 from Scotland, which matches those due to land at Havana and  Iquique
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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 September 16 13:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks again Carol. I appreciate the observation from you to ShaunJ.

This is slightly off topic,  ;) but perhaps you can share some insight on another item in this record. The line for Ferguson indicates he came from G'gors in England. I've Googled that in a variety of ways, but can't find a place name that comes close. Might you have any ideas on that?

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BAIN of Aberdeenshire, Trafford district, Red Jacket and Moosomin, Sask
CHEYNE of Aberdeenshire & Trafford district, Sask
FISHER of Yorkshire, Ontario & Saskatchewan
INKSTER of Shetland, Edinburgh, Sask and BC
GAUNT of Yorkshire, Kent, BC & Australia
KINCH of Ireland, PEI, Ab, Sask
CORCORAN of Ireland, PEI & Sask
GOTZ / GOETZ of Soufflenheim, Alsace & Ont
MITTELHAUSSER of Soufflenheim, Alsace
MULLER or MILLER of Drusenheim, Alsace & Ont

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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 27 September 16 14:15 BST (UK) »

I think  G'gors is Glasgow.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 27 September 16 14:32 BST (UK) »
Great Gonerby perhaps?

However  Fergus Ferguson sounds Irish
Nursall   ~    Buckinghamshire
Avies ~   Norwich