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Offline cunneen_researcher

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Chaplains in the British Royal Navy, 1700s
« on: Monday 05 October 20 11:23 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone,

Does anyone have any experiencing researching chaplains who served in the British Royal Navy during the 1700s? And if so, what records have you used?

One of my ancestors, Edmund Campbell, was appoined to serve as a chaplain on board the HMS Resolution (built 1770, not the ship used by Captain Cook) in 1771. I'm looking to find anything that may relate to his service: ship musters, logs, captain's diary, etc.

Any ideas would be much appreciated!  :)


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Re: Chaplains in the British Royal Navy, 1700s
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 October 20 21:03 BST (UK) »
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/royal-navy-warrant-officers/ may help a little. Ship's logs are at TNA, but in my very limited experience they won't reveal much if anything about individuals.
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