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Title: Help with ships 1800s
Post by: Colecam66 on Tuesday 02 November 21 09:30 GMT (UK)
Hello everyone’ after a wonderful fellow member discovered a very possible match for my ancestor’ i am having a little trouble still trying to research from the information he found for me.  Samuel Cameron was admitted via England Dreadnought hospital 23/06/1842.  It states ‘last service’ Gypsy Queen.  It also states’ port sailed from Liverpool merchant service 8 upon and i think it might say Earl Mulgrave??? Ive tried to look up these ships but the timelines are incorrect.  I was hoping for some advice on how to locate any information.  Thanking you in advance
Cheers
Mandy
Title: Re: Help with ships 1800s
Post by: ShaunJ on Tuesday 02 November 21 09:58 GMT (UK)
He was first admitted to the Dreadnought hospital on 20 November 1841 suffering from "venereal", last served on the Earl Mulgrave, out of Liverpool.

It's all a bit confusing. The Earl Mulgrave had arrived at Gravesend the previous day, from Waterford. She had  arrived in Waterford from London on 27 October.
Title: Re: Help with ships 1800s
Post by: ShaunJ on Tuesday 02 November 21 10:17 GMT (UK)
There was a ship called Gipsey or Gipsy Queen (captain Jenkins) which was plying between Guernsey and London circa June 1842, carrying potatoes from Guernsey.
Title: Re: Help with ships 1800s
Post by: ShaunJ on Tuesday 02 November 21 10:26 GMT (UK)
Earl Mulgrave - 1842 Lloyds Register: https://archive.org/details/HECROS1842/page/n203/mode/2up
Title: Re: Help with ships 1800s
Post by: Colecam66 on Tuesday 02 November 21 10:57 GMT (UK)
Thank you ShaunJ ‘ so i should research where the ships sailed from and to by looking via Lloyds? Samuel was born in PEI ‘ so he may have jumped on board a merchant ship? He would have been only a boy of 12 which apparently wasn’t unusual in those days’ i wonder how much information would be available though as in would he have needed consent or papers signed by a parent??
Thanks so much
Title: Re: Help with ships 1800s
Post by: GR2 on Tuesday 02 November 21 11:31 GMT (UK)
If you enter the name of a ship into a newspaper archive, you will often be able to trace its movements and cargoes. A number of newspapers serving port towns recorded this.