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Re: Help please with Merchant Seamen and their records
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 26 November 17 09:27 GMT (UK) »
Dawn, you are doing a sterling job :) It is all very confusing.
There is a tree on Ancestry Chief Ahmed 1898 to 1928 which if correct confirms he married Mary Jane Williamson Marshall and had three children. Father Saleh Ahmed
Chief Ahmed 6994  born 1901 is said to have a scar on forehead(eyebrow?), the black and white photo might show a scar.
But I think you are right they are two different people.
Small piece in local paper 18 June 1931 about Chief Ahmed 31 a fireman of Francis Street, South Shields was accused of wounding William Ryecroft and remanded for 8 days.

Cathy
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Clements,Coles,Mc Donagh,Rock

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Re: Help please with Merchant Seamen and their records
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 26 November 17 15:23 GMT (UK) »
Hello all

I was quite specific in my request for this topic as the previous topic had grown legs and gone off in several directions.

The tree on Ancestry does not belong to Gaming's father and has caused confusion. The name is a coincidence. To a Geordie (and many English speaking) ear Sharif sounds like Chief.

The reason I asked people to ignore the name on this topic was to establish if possible why Gaming's father had a Merchant Seamen's Certificate of Discharge issued in Canada, nothing else.

It is obvious from the posts by Gaming that he does not speak English as a first language and has been overwhelmed as many newbies are by the speed of replies and their number. He may have also been using an online translator which does always provide accurate translations.

I'm grateful for the suggestions as to why the Merchant Seamen's Certificate of Discharge is Canadian in origin, the reasons are more than plausible.

(Cathy, thanks for the newspaper snippet. I will follow it up.)

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Re: Help please with Merchant Seamen and their records
« Reply #11 on: Friday 01 December 17 11:45 GMT (UK) »
I agree some clarification is needed.

Gaming's father was born in Aden in 1901 and spent some time in England specifically South Shields between 1925 and 1933. (original post on this thread)

I will talk about the life of my grandfather, who lived for nearly 15 years in Britain and served there
its name: Ahamed Chief
Born in Aden in 1898
Entry to Britain by the city of Aden



I thought he was that person
But there are people with the same name as my father
My father was born 1901
During the research I have Dawn
Found this
Match the documents that are with me

Britain, merchant seamen, 1918-1941
First name(s)   Chief
Last name   Ahmed
Event year   1921
Birth year   1901
Birth place   Aden
Birth county/country   Arabia
Birth date           1901
Discharge number   6694


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Re: Help please with Merchant Seamen and their records
« Reply #12 on: Friday 01 December 17 17:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gaming

The information you posted has been amended in accordance with our rules here.

You cannot copy and paste information from other sites into topics here, you have to type out what you see and make it your own information.

The images of the merchant seamens record cards have also been removed as they came from a subscription site. The owners of this site do not allow that type of image to be posted here.

Dawn

The link to the record card was posted in my reply #5.

If people have a valid subscription they can view the images for themselves.
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Sherry-Paddington & Marylebone,
Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,
Chandler-Chelsea

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Re: Help please with Merchant Seamen and their records
« Reply #13 on: Friday 01 December 17 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gaming

The information you posted has been amended in accordance with our rules here.

You cannot copy and paste information from other sites into topics here, you have to type out what you see and make it your own information.

The images of the merchant seamens record cards have also been removed as they came from a subscription site. The owners of this site do not allow that type of image to be posted here.

Dawn

The link to the record card was posted in my reply #5.

If people have a valid subscription they can view the images for themselves.


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Re: Help please with Merchant Seamen and their records
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 11:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gaming

I contacted our National Archives at Kew to see if they had any records for Chief Ahamed/Ahmed but they do not.

Here is their information leaflet

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/aliens-registration-cards-1918-1957/

The very small number of records they do hold belong to people who were living in London or were very important.

Dawn

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Re: Help please with Merchant Seamen and their records
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 20:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gaming

I contacted our National Archives at Kew to see if they had any records for Chief Ahamed/Ahmed but they do not.

Here is their information leaflet

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/aliens-registration-cards-1918-1957/

The very small number of records they do hold belong to people who were living in London or were very important.

Dawn


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« Reply #16 on: Saturday 09 December 17 23:07 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Help please with Merchant Seamen and their records
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 10 December 17 18:53 GMT (UK) »
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