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Help reading Sailors record
« on: Saturday 16 September 17 13:41 BST (UK) »
Anderson, Ralph, 26 Sunderland.

Something Something... Londonderry?

Can anyone read and/or make sense of the rest?


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Re: Help reading Sailors record
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 September 17 13:43 BST (UK) »
The top of the page juts says NAME and VOYAGES

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Re: Help reading Sailors record
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 16 September 17 13:50 BST (UK) »
Amethyst Allas? Londonderry

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Re: Help reading Sailors record
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 16 September 17 21:39 BST (UK) »
Is this from the 1800's or 1900's?
I'm wondering if the Allan line had a ship called the Amethyst, as it sort of looks like Amethyst Allan to me.


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Re: Help reading Sailors record
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 September 17 22:23 BST (UK) »
I believe his rank was Seaman (S), and there are three separate voyages shown, the home port being Sunderland (port no. 92):

December 1842 (on the Amethyst)
10 August 1843 (on the Allas? maybe it should be Atlas?),
December 1843 (on the Londonderry).

There’s a useful research guide on how to read and understand these records, with sample images ...
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/merchant-seamen-serving-up-to-1857-further-research/#4-register-of-seamen-series-ii-bt-112-index-bt-119-1835-1844

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Re: Help reading Sailors record
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 16 September 17 23:26 BST (UK) »
Ah, it makes so much more sense now, Bookbox!
I looked in the old newspapers and there was a ship named Atlas coming/going from Sunderland in that time period so I think you are right about that name, too.

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Re: Help reading Sailors record
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 17 September 17 00:11 BST (UK) »
What newspaper? Where can I find info on these ships? Google isn't returning anything

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 17 September 17 00:49 BST (UK) »
Findmypast (subscription required) has a selection of old newspapers, and most papers back then had a "marine news" section listing the coming and going of ships.

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Re: Help reading Sailors record
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 17 September 17 09:08 BST (UK) »
Also try the CLIP index, where you can search by ship's name, port of registry, official number etc.

www.crewlist.org.uk