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help please with deciphering Register of Seamen's Record, BT 112
« on: Tuesday 10 August 21 21:44 BST (UK) »
Please can anyone help?
I'm attaching the Register of Seamen's Record, BT 112, for Thomas Powditch. I know that the name of his ship was "Eliza", but would welcome any help with deciphering the rest of this record, especially his rank.

Many thanks,

Kit

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Re: help please with deciphering Register of Seamen's Record, BT 112
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 August 21 23:02 BST (UK) »
It looks like the months that he sailed on the Eliza are written above the ships name,  I can make out, June 36, Dec 35,  May, August, December and January. I don't know what the rest means but someone might.
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Re: help please with deciphering Register of Seamen's Record, BT 112
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 August 21 08:26 BST (UK) »
Looking at the national archives guide, 99/16 are the port numbers so that means Wells to Bridlington. Every port has a different number.


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Re: help please with deciphering Register of Seamen's Record, BT 112
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 August 21 12:36 BST (UK) »
His rank was C cook. I note his age was 68. Cook was probably the only berth he could get.
The numbers 99/16.
99 refers to the port where the ship was registered. In this case Wells. This would make sense as he was born in Wells
16 is the ships port rotation number.

I looked at Lloyd's Register for 1836 No mention of a ship with the name ELIZA registered in Wells. Wells is a relatively small port mainly concerned with fishing.
Suggest you contact Norfolk Archives for more info.

https://www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/maritime-and-overseas/seamen-and-shipping/registry-of-seamen-and-shipping
Dim ateb yn well nag ateb anghywir. Nid oes dim yn ddall fel rhai nad ydynt yn dymuno gweld

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Re: help please with deciphering Register of Seamen's Record, BT 112
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 August 21 21:01 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your very kind and extremely helpful replies - BRILLIANT! As usual, your expertise and knowledge has been invaluable.

Thanks again,

Kit