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Offline dutch missmarple

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John windley Royal Navy census 1871 lookup please
« on: Thursday 02 December 04 21:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Found John Windley (from Chigwell essex abt. 1842) in the 1871 census: Private RMS I (what does this mean?). Was he on the Pylades? Could anyone tell me when he joined the RN and when he left?
Thank you for your time.
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Wilson: Writtle Essex, Shorne Kent.
Windley: Woodford Essex, Chigwell Essex, Blackmore Essex.
Halls: Chigwell and Woodford, Essex
Ambrose and Corteling: Sri Lanka

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Re: John windley Royal Navy census 1871 lookup please
« Reply #1 on: Friday 03 December 04 07:42 GMT (UK) »

Since you say that he was in the Navy, yet give his occuation as Private RMS I , I would hazard a Guess that he could be in the Royal Marines. (Otherwise would he not be a Seaman?)

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Re: John windley Royal Navy census 1871 lookup please
« Reply #2 on: Friday 03 December 04 10:57 GMT (UK) »
If you look at th edescription of the enumeration information for the Royal Navy in the 1871 census it tells you where the ship was on census day etc.
You will have to apply for records through Kew for further information on his career.
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Re: John windley Royal Navy census 1871 lookup please
« Reply #3 on: Friday 03 December 04 16:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ruth,
PM? Sorry I'm very new at this game. PLease clarify. Sorry to sound stupid, but learning new stuff every day.
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Wilson: Writtle Essex, Shorne Kent.
Windley: Woodford Essex, Chigwell Essex, Blackmore Essex.
Halls: Chigwell and Woodford, Essex
Ambrose and Corteling: Sri Lanka