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Tracing Royal Navy Seaman 1830s/40s
« on: Thursday 07 October 21 08:53 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I am looking for any information on a Henry Pulling, who was serving in the Royal Navy in the 1830's/1840's.

I believe he may have died by 1845 when his wife remarried.He was baptised in Portsea in 1808, and married in 1837, to Emily Westcott.

Here is the tricky bit, he may for some reason be listed at George Henry Pulling too, the records he seems to be mentioned in are the British Royal Navy Allotment Declarations 1795-1852, and was possible on the shore base of HMS Excellent.

I cant seem to find any reference to a death on the GRO.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Tracing Royal Navy Seaman 1830s/40s
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 October 21 10:56 BST (UK) »
I can see him on several allotment records:

In 1836 as Henry, an AB on the Bonetta. Mother Charlot Pulling, 13 Eden Row, Halfway Houses, Portsea

In 1838 as Henry, an AB on the Lapwing, wife Emily, 46 Abercrombie Street, Landport. Married 17/10/1837

In 1841 as George Henry, Quartermaster on the Larne, wife Emily, 84 Frederick Street, marriage 17/10/1837

In 1842, as George Henry, Quartermaster on Excellent, wife Emily, 1 Garrison View. Married 17/10/1837
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Re: Tracing Royal Navy Seaman 1830s/40s
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 October 21 23:53 BST (UK) »
Many many thanks.

Its definitely him, I dont know why there was a name change, but everything else matches up.

Henry had a daughter Henrietta Pulling,who was born in June Qtr 1843, he may have been alive at this point, but perhaps wasnt.

He does not appear under the civil death registrations, is it possible that the 1842 allotment  record may yield some information?

Thanks in advance.