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Re: Peter and Martha Ann Tweedy/Tweedie
« Reply #18 on: Monday 24 August 20 11:51 BST (UK) »
from 'the Canada, Seafarers of the Atlantic Provinces, 1789-1935'
original not available

Peter Ross age 44, born about 1844 in Leith, Scotland,  was crew on the Otago which departed from Dunkirk, France on the 21st February 1888 and arrived in London on 21st May 1888

The vessel registration number was Y874026 and it was registered at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and built in 1874

Peter Ross joined the present ship on 18th April 1888 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 His crew number was 24 (or there were 24 crew)
He signed his name and he completed what he was signed on to do.
He was discharged on 21st May 1888 at the end of the voyage in London, and his ranking was an able-bodied seaman.

I think his wage was 25 US dollars (per month?) and he had an advance of 35 US dollars.

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Was in hospital by next day?


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Re: Peter and Martha Ann Tweedy/Tweedie
« Reply #19 on: Monday 24 August 20 11:56 BST (UK) »
For the back burner 1911 census ref RG14 piece 30614 page 25. A Peter Ross aged 69 born London "sailor" -merchant, single.
There are 2 Peter Ross's in Elswick Northumberland on 1911 census, the other is with family that match. Both have dob c1841

There are 2 deaths in that area again with age matching birth c1841/2.

1.Peter Ross (72) jq 1914 Newcastle upon Tyne 10b 8
2.Peter Ross (81) dq 1923 "      "        "       "     10b 129

John

Not sure who is who though.
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Re: Peter and Martha Ann Tweedy/Tweedie
« Reply #20 on: Monday 24 August 20 11:57 BST (UK) »
Well that jolly interesting.  Now if we could get a copy of his signature we would know because I have two examples.

I sure do hope this proves to be him because he sounds as if he led an interesting life. 

I've been looking for some time and I know that that generation of the family were seafaring.

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Re: Peter and Martha Ann Tweedy/Tweedie
« Reply #21 on: Monday 24 August 20 12:02 BST (UK) »
Suggestion to look here to find out if you can see original copies, not just the database.  (For money)

https://www.mun.ca/mha/research.php

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Re: Peter and Martha Ann Tweedy/Tweedie
« Reply #22 on: Monday 24 August 20 12:07 BST (UK) »
Thank you, John.

That's the problem when you have someone with a relatively common name who likes to change it every now and then...

I see that the one born in London says he is single but he may have split up from Martha of course.  I wonder if he has put his signature on the census or someone else filled it out because I have a couple of samples of his signature.

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Re: Peter and Martha Ann Tweedy/Tweedie
« Reply #23 on: Monday 24 August 20 12:19 BST (UK) »
For the back burner 1911 census ref RG14 piece 30614 page 25. A Peter Ross aged 69 born London "sailor" -merchant, single.

I can see in Canada some records of a 'merchant' Peter Ross who owned a boat, and thought he was a different man to the able-bodied seaman.

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Re: Peter and Martha Ann Tweedy/Tweedie
« Reply #24 on: Monday 24 August 20 12:25 BST (UK) »
I've tried to find a birth or a death for Henry 'Ross' but no luck yet.

There may be a reason for that
Morning Post, 17 November 1886
Police Intelligence.
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Henry Harris, 14, was charged with stealing £18, the money of Martha Ross, of Harford-street, Mile-end. —The complainant had adopted the prisoner since his mothers death, having kept him during the last 11 years, and hitherto his conduct had been very good. On the 3d of October Mrs. Ross had £20 in gold in a wooden box, and on going to the box on Wednesday last she missed it all but £2. She asked the prisoner where the money had gone, and he replied, " I have not seen it." On Saturday last she again asked him what he had done with the money, and he said, " I took it and spent it all. I went to Levton and Ilford, and took a lot of boys with me."—Samuel Sampson, a plain-clothes sergeant apprehended the prisoner, and in answer to the charge he said, " I took £2 at a time on four occasions, and on the fifth occasion I took £3 and spent all of it." Sergeant Sampson said the prisoner had been to music halls and theatres with a number of boys, and he had purchased, amongst other things, a canary, a watch, and some gold rings.—Mr. Saunders said the prisoner had behaved very badly and dishonestly indeed, and he ordered him to receive 10 strokes with a birch rod.

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Re: Peter and Martha Ann Tweedy/Tweedie
« Reply #25 on: Monday 24 August 20 12:30 BST (UK) »
Well, explains why I could not find a birth for him.

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Re: Peter and Martha Ann Tweedy/Tweedie
« Reply #26 on: Monday 24 August 20 22:19 BST (UK) »
Oh dear!!  Well that explains it.  I feel so sorry for Martha.