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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] maritime records - schooners and masters - Lloyds
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2004 18:31:31 +0100
In message <>, Gil &
Sonia Murray <> writes
>Eve, how did men get a Masters ticket?
after apprenticeship on board, years of experience, at first ownership
of a vessel, later by examination as to competence. Your man is earlier
than the examination. In some cases, the schooners trading in W Indies
would be run by the same firms as those trading to the East Indies (i.e.
India, the islands and China) -if so, the Oriental and India Office
Collections at the British Library could have something . (But don't
ask for their postal research unless you are rich -37 pounds an hour.)
If you are in UK, go there )Euston Rd St Pancras).
There are a lot of merchant navy records at the PRO (TNA) Kew. The
definitive book on the subject is by Christopher and Michael Watts 'My
Ancestor was a Merchant Seaman. Something worth knowing is that many
sea captains wills are founbd in the PCC collection (www.documentsonline
.nationalarchives.gov.uk) and can be downloaded for 3.50.
> Did any record office in London keep
>records of Masters of schooners trading in the West Indies? My Peter
>Augustus Wade was master of the General Muhlenfels, running from Antigua
>and Belize to Jamaica carrying logwood and trade goods, known years
>1803-1814 (possibly earlier and later.) Did Lloyds insure schooners as small
>as 66 tons, or did they only insure large ships? Would very much appeciate
>Thanks for all your help to everyone on the list. Reading your answers is
>>Title Marineer that is anything from deckhand to Officer only when they had
>>their Masters ticket could they be classed as a master Marineer.
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>Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society
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