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Offline isitdust

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Identification of Merchant Seamans Uniform
« on: Friday 14 February 20 21:59 GMT (UK) »
Hello

Can someone Identify the uniform of the Merchant Seaman in the attached image

Would there be any records of his service and ships captained?

He became a "Captain Norman Pearson"
Born approx 1844 Died approx 1888

Lived in Matlock, Derbyshire, England

Thank you in anticipation

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Peter
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Re: Identification of Merchant Seamans Uniform
« Reply #1 on: Friday 14 February 20 22:58 GMT (UK) »
Masters and Mates certification records on Ancestry ( many pages - tab right for the next page);

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/2271/31936_1831109333_0316-00876/496540
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Re: Identification of Merchant Seamans Uniform
« Reply #2 on: Friday 14 February 20 23:11 GMT (UK) »
W N Slatham had a studio in Matlock between 1888 and 1932

Do you think the sitter looks to be in his early 40's?


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Re: Identification of Merchant Seamans Uniform
« Reply #3 on: Friday 14 February 20 23:22 GMT (UK) »
W N Slatham had a studio in Matlock between 1888 and 1932

Do you think the sitter looks to be in his early 40's?

No I don't think so, the photo would be in a different format in the 1880s. This looks like a much later reprint of an earlier photo.
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Re: Identification of Merchant Seamans Uniform
« Reply #4 on: Friday 14 February 20 23:49 GMT (UK) »
Follow the advise offered by Shaun to see what information is contained on his sea going career .
If its minimal. Get in touch with London Metropolitan Archives Who are the custodians of Lloyd's Captains Register. They have this on him.
PEARSON, Norman b. Matlock, Derby 1843 Certificate number 24604, obtained  Liverpool 1870 vol.11 1871-1873; vol.23 1874; vol.38 no voyages listed
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Re: Identification of Merchant Seamans Uniform
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 15 February 20 17:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Thanks to all for the information provided
Proved to be correct and very useful


Regards
Peter
Surname interests:
Machon(Poland), Hill, Howard, Tate, Cockburn, Maltby, Atack(Haytack), Wood, Walker, Brittle, Anderson
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Area Interests:
Poznan Poland, Nottingham, London, Oxfordshire, Middlesex, Durham, Northumberland, Huddersfield West Yorkshire, Burton on Trent Staffordshire