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From: Anne Peat <>
Subject: Re: [LON] Thomas WILLCOX b1810
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 17:10:41 +0000
In some censuses mariners were included.1851 was the first to include those on ships in port and 1861 also included mariners at sea, as did later ones.
Deaths at sea were enumerated in separate books form the national BMD registers. Some sites have these to search ( but you have to pay or have a subscription.
However, if you ancestor was simply lost at sea ( as was one of mine on a fishing boat) you will have to sea if you can trace his seaman's record of service.
Subscribing to the Mariners List might help
You could also look at their website
On 7 Nov 2011, at 16:55, Simon Martin wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I trust that you are all well.
> I am trying to find out further info about the above Thomas Willcox,
> my ggg-grandfather, born c1810. He was a Mariner, as was his son,
> Fredrick, who was on the Anna May/May Anna ship. On the census with
> Fredricks' baptism, in 1843, (on 1851 census) Thomas was still a
> Mariner However, Thomas disappears of the census' altogether, and I
> can't find any death records. Is there records for Mariner's/Sailor's
> who would have been buried at sea, assuming that's what happend to
> him. Could have been on Ship at the time of the Census' being taken?
> Could he have jumped ship? My cousin & I are rather frustrated with
> this, so any help gratefully appreciated, please.