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Occupation Interests / Re: help please with TNA > Seamen's Pouches BT372
« on: Tuesday 23 November 21 16:46 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks very much for that Westoe, (love the name!), - yes, I have got his Second Mates Certificate, but it was good of you to bring it to my attention.
I'm pretty sure that the DOB given is a year out, as I have 3 other pieces of data to confirm it was 1886, but again thanks for that.
Robert was my Grandmother's only surviving brother; even though I never met him, it really upsets me to think what happened to him, and all the other brave souls who gave their lives for our freedom.
I really had hoped that he would have had a Seaman's Pouch, as I really wanted to see if there was a photo of him - I'm not a member of Ancestry at the moment, but I seem to think that there was a Private Member's Tree with one on, resplendent in his uniform, which I'd love to have a copy of.
Thanks you again for taking the trouble,

Occupation Interests / Re: help please with TNA > Seamen's Pouches BT372
« on: Thursday 18 November 21 18:39 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Roobarb, Hillhurst, tonepad, middlesbrough and seaweed

Thank you so much for all the marvellous help that you have given me - at least I now know that he did not have a Seaman's Pouch!
But thanks to you, I have got several other links to follow up on, which hopefully will prove rewarding.

Thanks again,


Occupation Interests / help please with TNA > Seamen's Pouches BT372
« on: Wednesday 17 November 21 20:11 GMT (UK)  »
Please, Iíd be very grateful for any help/advice.
Iím trying to see if I can find a Seamenís Pouch, in the National Archives, in Series BT372, for:
Robert Forrest, born 11/4/1886 South Shields. He died when his ship, (Pilar de Larrinaga), was torpedoed on 4/5/1917.
Iíve looked at TNA and am rather confused as to how to go about this, especially considering the huge number of records available.
Please can anyone suggest how I could find this record, if it exists? Iíd be very grateful for any help.

Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: help please with marriage 1851 - 1858, Liverpool
« on: Sunday 15 August 21 17:50 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks to you all for your kind replies.
Michael married first, Ann Dudley on 21/9/1841 in St Martins in the Fields.
The last definite thing I have on her is her 1851 Census record; so she must have died after 1851, but there are several possible deaths/burials, as the name is so common, with different spellings.
I'm trying to find his second marriage because that might help me narrow down when she died.
Michael and Elizabeth had, baptised at Our Lady of Reconciliation, (RC):
Elizabeth Byrns bap 14/6/1857 and Mary Burns bap 24/4/1861
AND for both, there is a Birth registered with the GRO, showing MMN: Lloyd
So, this narrows it down a bit.
I have spent ages trying to find this marriage, but have failed, which is why I posted!

Lancashire Lookup Requests / help please with marriage 1851 - 1858, Liverpool
« on: Saturday 14 August 21 20:56 BST (UK)  »
Please can anyone help me?
I'm trying to find a marriage for a Michael Burn(s)/Byrne(s) to an Elizabeth (possibly Lloyd), sometime between the 1851 Census and about 1857/8 in Liverpool.
It was Michael's second marriage, his father was Henry Burn(s)/Byrne(s), Labourer.
Michael was born in Ireland, about 1812, and was a Catholic, but Elizabeth was born in Wrexham, so this marriage might not be in a Catholic church. The family are on the 1861 Census:
1861  Chisendale St., Liverpool
Michael  Burns     H    M   50   Coal Heaver                 I
Elizabeth  Burns   Wife     33                                        Wrexham
Henry  Burns         S         18   Joiner                            Liverpool
Richard  Burns      S         16   Labr                              Liverpool
Anne   Burns         D         11   Scholar                         Liverpool
Elizabeth  Burns    D          4    Scholar                         Liverpool
Mary  Burns          D          2                                       Liverpool
NB The first 3 children are from Michael's first marriage.
I'd be very grateful for any help,

Thank you all for your very kind and extremely helpful replies - BRILLIANT! As usual, your expertise and knowledge has been invaluable.

Thanks again,


Please can anyone help?
I'm attaching the Register of Seamen's Record, BT 112, for Thomas Powditch. I know that the name of his ship was "Eliza", but would welcome any help with deciphering the rest of this record, especially his rank.

Many thanks,


Sussex Lookup Requests / Re: help please with baptism 1814 laughton
« on: Tuesday 10 August 21 20:43 BST (UK)  »
Thanks very much Pheno and Queenie for your kind help and replies.

I very much agree that the Bap on 26/6/1814 at Lewes is for the John Balcomb as on the aforementioned Seaman's Ticket, and so it can't be John Kingsford Baucomb.

I've been trying to find a Bap for John Kingsford Baucomb for quite a while, without success, but at least I now know that he wasn't the John Balcomb born in Laughton in 1813/4.

I'm descended from 1845 marriage, but am still researching this.

Thanks very much again,


Sussex Lookup Requests / Re: help please with baptism 1814 laughton
« on: Monday 09 August 21 21:01 BST (UK)  »
Hi Queenie,

Thanks for your kind reply.
I'm trying to find a baptism for a John Kingsford Baucomb, who married a Lydia Davies in Liverpool in 1841. According to the MC, he was a Mariner and his father was John Baucomb, Stone Mason. That's all I have on him, and I cannot find anything more on him, after this marriage, but I wondered if he was the John Balcomb, as stated on the Seaman's Ticket, in my initial query. If I could find a baptism for him in 1814 in Laughton, then that would help enormously, hence my post.
Thanks very much,


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