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Diggle - my missing grandfather
« on: Friday 05 January 07 13:58 GMT (UK) »
I'm just starting research into the family tree. My grandfather was a merchant seaman who failed to return from a voyage in about 1926. The family story is that he was injured and missed the boat home, and subsequently never came back (to his wife and 4 children). I don't have information on which port he was left in. My father believes he was with P&O.

His full name: Frank Moreton Diggle. D.o.b. 1892.

Any suggestions for how to pick up the story in Australia?

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Re: Diggle - my missing grandfather
« Reply #1 on: Friday 05 January 07 15:00 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to family history,grahamd,

Have a look at this website of the National Arcihves, Kew.   It will tell you what records there are available for Merchant Seaman.

long link to TNA

Then there is this one for the Merchant Navy Association

http://www.mna.org.uk/

This site is part of the Merchant Navy Association.

http://www.red-duster.co.uk/PANDO.htm

All worth scolling around looking for info on crews & research help

Good Luck with your search, don't be afraid to ask any of them for help, a polite enquiry may yield surprise results, or they can give you a nudge in the right direction.

What distict did his family live in ?  A look at the 1901 census may give you his parents & any siblings.

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Re: Diggle - my missing grandfather
« Reply #2 on: Friday 05 January 07 15:06 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks, Meliora. Some useful places to look, already.


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Re: Diggle - my missing grandfather
« Reply #3 on: Friday 05 January 07 15:15 GMT (UK) »


Hi grahamd and welcome to RootsChat !  :)

I have found Frank in 1901 do you have that already ??!

If not I can write it out for you !!

Annie  :)

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Re: Diggle - my missing grandfather
« Reply #4 on: Friday 05 January 07 15:26 GMT (UK) »


I'll post .... just in case !!  :)

1901

234 Baueford (?) Road Heywood

William Diggle   39 head Todmorden Yorks Cotton Power ? overlooker
Sarah J Diggle   34
Alice Diggle   13
William Diggle   11
Frank Diggle    9 Son Littleborough Lancashire
Sam Diggle   7
Tom Diggle   5
Effie Diggle   3
Clement Diggle   8 months

RG13/ 3642 Folio 146 Page  16

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Re: Diggle - my missing grandfather
« Reply #5 on: Friday 05 January 07 15:35 GMT (UK) »


This isn't what you asked for .... but this looks like his brother William .... !  :)


Name  Diggle William
Official Number  234426
Place of Birth Todmorden Lancashire
Date 21 September 1889

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Re: Diggle - my missing grandfather
« Reply #6 on: Monday 08 January 07 10:49 GMT (UK) »
Wow! These look very much like my grandfather's family. Frank was born in Todmorden, as far as I know. He married in Liverpool (to Charlotte Codman, a member of the "Punch and Judy" Codmans) in 1915.

Is this part of your family tree?

Many thanks for this information.


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« Reply #7 on: Monday 08 January 07 12:54 GMT (UK) »

Hi Graham !

No I'm not related ... I'm just trying to help find your family ........ but gosh I wish I WAS now you've mentioned the Codman's .... how exciting !! :) :) :) :) do you have anything on the Codman's ? .....
I did find this ..... do you have it already ??

1901

Liverpool Lancashire

Richard Codman 31 Liverpool Punch and Judy
Ada Codman wife 29 York Yorkshire
Ada L Codman daughter 7 Coleryn Bay Wales ( think that should be Colwyn Bay ! )
Charlotte Louisa Codman daughter 6 Liverpool
George Rader Codman son 1 Liverpool
Richard M Codman son 4 Liverpool
Fred Falcome visitor 49 Liverpool theatrical artist

RG13/3422 3 53 37
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« Reply #8 on: Monday 08 January 07 13:11 GMT (UK) »


Here's a partial Codman family tree !! don't know how much you know .............  :-\

http://www.punchandjudy.com/codtree.htm

The Codman family were of Romany origin and were famous performers both in Liverpool and in North Wales !!

http://www.punchandjudy.com/codgal.htm

Annie  :)
Cooper : Muels : Howarth : Every : Price : King

http://web.archive.org/web/20130407030702/http://www.freewebs.com/liverpoolannie

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http://web.archive.org/web/20130807102055/http://www.powv.webs.com/
Be who you are and say what you feel -  because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind ! Dr. Seuss

Erect no gravestone .... let the Rose every year bloom for his sake ! Rilke Sonnets to Orpheus, I