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Royal Navy ratings records 1860's
« on: Sunday 31 March 19 14:21 BST (UK) »
Hi there - for the life of me I can't find any records other than signing up for continuous service for Charles James Sidaway, b 10 June 1843, Navy No. 33977, signed up for 10 years on 10 June 1861.

I've found an 1861 census that says he is a boy 1st Class on HMS Styx in Port Royal Jamaica.

Then I have no information at all about him, no census, service or death.

I have the only document for him under his service No. at NationalArchives but this is only his signing up details, no service record.

If anyone can help me out or point me in another direction to search I would be grateful.

Thanks so much.

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Re: Royal Navy ratings records 1860's
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 31 March 19 20:12 BST (UK) »
Checking out the National Archives guide on researching RN personnel of that time frame suggests that, as there are no further records after the CS engagement record in ADM 188/4, the next step would seem to be to use the "further research" route :
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/royal-navy-ratings-further-research/

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PS  There are two public family trees on Ancestry. one of which has a marriage and chidren.


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Re: Royal Navy ratings records 1860's
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 31 March 19 22:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you Max. I will pursue at the NA. One of the trees is mine, the other with marriage has no supporting sources. I think Iíll send them a message to see if they have any evidence.

Iím surprised Charles doesnít show in any further census or death records. If he died abroad whilst in theNavy I would have thought there would be a record. Fingers crossed thereís something at the National Archives.

Thanks again.