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Boatswain Surname Ancestry Results

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National ArchivesMasters and Apprentices (1736)
Apprenticeship indentures and clerks' articles were subject to a 6d or 12d per pound stamp duty: the registers of the payments usually give the master's trade, address, and occupation, and the apprentice's father's name and address, as well as details of the date and length of the apprenticeship. 2 January to 11 December 1736

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Masters and Apprentices
 (1736)
National ArchivesApprentices (1768)
Apprenticeship indentures and clerks' articles were subject to a 6d or 12d per pound stamp duty (late payment of the 6d rate attracted double duty (D D) of 12d): the registers of the payments usually give the master's trade, address, and occupation, and the apprentice's name, as well as details of the date and length of the apprenticeship. 1 January to 3 December 1768.

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Apprentices
 (1768)
Inhabitants of Abbotsbury in Dorset (1790-1797)
The provincial sections of the Universal British Directory include lists of gentry and traders from each town and the surrounding countryside, with names of local surgeons, lawyers, postmasters, carriers, &c. (the sample scan here is from the section for Bath). The directory started publication in 1791, but was not completed for some years, and the provincial lists, sent in by local agents, can date back as early as 1790 and as late as 1797.

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Inhabitants of Abbotsbury in Dorset
 (1790-1797)
Masters of British Merchantmen (1834)
Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping was established in 1834, following the demise of two earlier societies for registering shipping in Britain. The new register in 1834 was created from an alphabetical list of British ships with no more detail than name, master's name, tonnage, and port to which they belonged. Lloyd's insurance syndicate provided 1000 for the establishment of a new system of surveyors, and as the year progressed many of the entries in the register were then annotated with additional information - type of vessel (Bk, barque; Bg, brig; Cr, cutter; Dr, dogger; G, galliott; H, hoy; K, ketch; Lr, lugger; S, ship; Sk, smack; Sp, sloop; Sr, schooner; St, schoot; Sw, snow; Yt, yacht), place and year of build, owners, destined voyage, and classification of the vessel and its stores, with the month (indicated by the final number in the last column) of inspection. Underneath each of these amended entries details were given of construction and repair, with year - s., sheathed; d., doubled; C., coppered; I. B., iron bolts; s. M., sheathed with marine metal; s. Y. M., sheathed with yellow metal; F., felt; PH., patent hair; Cl., clincher; len., lengthened; lrp., large repairs; trp., thorough repairs; ND., new deck; M. TSds., new top-sides; W. C., wales cased; NW., new wales; Srprs, some repairs - and, in italics, the timber of the ship is described - B. B., black birch; Bh, beech; C., cedar; E., elm; F., fir; G., gum; Ght., greenheart; Hk., hackmatack; L., locust; L. O., live oak; P., pine; P. P., pitch pine; R. P., red pine; Y. P., yellow pine; S., spruce; T., teak; W. O., white oak. The sample scan is from the main list. The third column, reserved for masters' names, is not particularly wide; with short surnames, an initial will be given; but longer surnames omit the initials, and even longer surnames are abbreviated. This is the index to masters in the main list. Often new masters had been appointed by the time of survey, and their names are added in slightly smaller type under the original master's names in the third column. These new masters are also included in this index.

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Masters of British Merchantmen
 (1834)
National ArchivesBritish merchant seamen (1835-1836)
At this period, the foreign trade of ships plying to and from the British isles involved about 150,000 men on 15,000 ships; and the coasting trade about a quarter as many more. A large proportion of the seamen on these ships were British subjects, and so liable to be pressed for service in the Royal Navy; but there was no general register by which to identify them, so in 1835 parliament passed a Merchant Seamen's Registration Bill. Under this act this large register of British seamen was compiled, based on ships' crew lists gathered in British and Irish ports, and passed up to the registry in London. Each seaman was assigned a number, and the names were arranged in the register by first two letters of the surname (our sample scan shows one of the pages for 'Sm'); in addition, an attempt was made to separate out namesakes by giving the first instance of a name (a), the second (b), and so on. But no effective method was devised to prevent the same man being registered twice as he appeared in a second crew list; moreover, the original crew lists were clearly difficult for the registry clerks to copy, and some of the surname spellings appear to be corrupted. A parliamentary committee decided that the system devised did not answer the original problem, and this register was abandoned after less than two years: but it is an apparently comprehensive source for British merchant seamen in 1835 to 1836. The register records the number assigned to each man; his name; age; birthplace; quality (master, captain, mate, 2nd mate, mariner, seaman, fisherman, cook, carpenter, boy &c.); and the name and home port of his ship, with the date of the crew list (usually at the end of a voyage). Most of the men recorded were born in the British Isles, but not all (for instance, Charleston and Stockholm appear in the sample scan). The final column 'How disposed of' is rarely used, and indicates those instances where a man died, was discharged, or deserted his ship during the voyage.

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British merchant seamen
 (1835-1836)
National ArchivesBritish merchant seamen (1835-1840)
At this period, the foreign trade of ships plying to and from the British isles involved about 150,000 men on 15,000 ships; and the coasting trade about a quarter as many more. A large proportion of the seamen on these ships were British subjects, and so liable to be pressed for service in the Royal Navy; but there was no general register by which to identify them, so in 1835 parliament passed a Merchant Seamen's Registration Bill. Under this act a large register of British seamen was compiled, based on ships' crew lists gathered in British and Irish ports, and passed up to the registry in London. A parliamentary committee decided that the system devised did not answer the original problem, and the original register was abandoned after less than two years: the system was then restarted in this form, with a systematic attempt to attribute the seamen's (ticket) numbers, and to record successive voyages. The register records the number assigned to each man; his name; age; birthplace; quality (S = seaman, &c.); and the name and official number of his ship, with the date of the crew list (usually at the end of a voyage). Most of the men recorded were born in the British Isles, but not all. The system was still very cumbersome, because the names were amassed merely under the first two letters of surname; an attempt was made to separate out namesakes by giving the first instance of a name (a), the second (b), and so on. During 1840 this series of ledgers was abandoned, and a new set started with names grouped together by surname. BT 112/7

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British merchant seamen
 (1835-1840)
National ArchivesSailors and marines awarded the Baltic Medal (1854-1857)
During the Crimean War, a British and French fleet entered the Baltic, and captured Bomarsund harbour and one of the Aland Islands (now part of Finland). Bomarsund is the sound between the islands and the Swedish island of Vardo; and at the fine harbour on Bomarsund, dominating the entrance of the Gulf of Bothnia, and indirectly that of the Gulf of Finland, the Russians had constructed a northern naval base, and this was destroyed in the attack. The British fleet taking part in the Baltic expedition comprised Her Majesty's ships Aeolus, Ajax, Alban, Algiers, Amphion, Archer, Arrogant, Basilisk, Belleisle, Blenheim, Boscawen, Bulldog, Caesar, Calcutta, Centaur, Colossus, Conflict, Cornwallis, Cossack, Cressy, Cruizer, Cuckoo, Cumberland, Dauntless, Desperate, Dragon, Driver, Duke of Wellington, Edinburgh, Esk, Euryalus, Exmouth, Falcon, Firefly, Geyser, Gladiator, Gorgon, Hannibal, Harrier, Hastings, Hawke, Hecla, Hogue, Imperieuse, James Watt, Leopard, Lightning, Locust, Magicienne, Majestic, Merlin, Miranda, Monarch, Neptune, Nile, Odin, Orion, Otter, Pembroke, Penelope, Pigmy, Porcupine, Prince Regent, Princess Royal, Pylades, Resistance, Retribution, Rhadamanthus, Rosamond, Royal George, Royal William, Russell, St George, St Jean D'Acre, St Vincent, Sphinx, Stromboli, Tartar, Termagant, Tribune, Tyne, Valorous, Volage, Volcano, Vulture, Wrangler and Zephyr. This is the medal roll of the naval and marine claimants who qualified for the Baltic Medal for service in 1854 to 1855. The medals were dispatched in batches from early 1857, the first batch being numbered B A 1, the next B A 2, &c.; then follows the destination (a place or, more usually, a ship) and the date of dispatch. Most of the medals had been sent by the end of 1857.

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Sailors and marines awarded the Baltic Medal 
 (1854-1857)
Residents of Bournemouth (1934)
Kelly's Directory of Bournemouth and Poole for 1934 includes this section listing private residents in Bournemouth, Branksome Park, Boscombe, Boscombe East, Ensbury, Ensbury Park, Pokesdown and Winton.

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Residents of Bournemouth
 (1934)
Inhabitants of Liverpool (1955)
Kelly's (Gore's) Directory of Liverpool and District includes this alphabetical list of residents and traders, with names, addresses, and (where applicable) telephone numbers. Covering a large area around Liverpool, the directory includes Bootle, Birkenhead and Wallasey, and thus the populous areas of southwest Lancashire and of the Wirral peninsula of Cheshire.

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Inhabitants of Liverpool
 (1955)
Bristol Area Telephone Subscribers (1957)
The Post Office Bristol Area Telephone Directory lists subscribers alphabetically by surname and then by christian name or initials, with their postal address and telephone number. This is the directory issued in December 1957. The Bristol telephone area not only covered the city centre, but also included Abbots Leigh, Abson Wick, Acton Turville, Alderton, All Cannings, Allerton, Almondsbury, Alveston, Ashwick, Atworth, Aust, Avonmouth, Axbridge, Backwell, Badminton, Bailbrook, Baltonsborough, Banwell, Barrow Gurney, Barton St David, Batcombe, Bath, Bathampton, Bathford, Beanacre, Beckington, Biddestone, Binegar, Bishop Sutton, Bishop's Cannings, Bishopstrow, Bishopsworth, Bitton, Blackford, Blagdon, Bleadon, Boreham, Bower Ashton, Box, Box Hill, Bradenstoke, Bradford on Avon, Bratton, Braysdown, Bremhill, Brentry, Bridgeyate, Brinkworth, Brockley, Brokenborough, Bromham, Broughton Gifford, Bruton, Buckland Dinham, Buckover, Bulkington, Burrington, Burton (near Chippenham), Butcombe, Butleigh, Calne, Camerton, Cannings, Carlingcott, Castle Combe, Chantry, Chapel Allerton, Chapmanslade, Charlcombe, Charlton (near Westbury-on-Trym), Charlton (near Malmesbury), Charmy Down, Cheddar, Chelwood, Cherhill, Chew Magna, Chew Stoke, Chewton Mendip, Chilcompton, Chippenham, Chipping Sodbury, Chirton, Chittening, Chitterne, Christian Malford, Churchill, Clandown, Clapton-in-Gordano, Claverham, Claverton, Cleeve, Clevedon, Clutton, Coalpit Heath, Coate, Cocklake, Codrington, Coleford, Colerne, Combe, Combe Hay, Compton Bassett, Compton Dando, Compton Dundon, Compton Greenfield, Compton Martin, Congresbury, Coombe Dingle, Corsham, Corsley, Corston (near Bath), Corston (near Malmesbury), Cortington, Coulston, Coxley, Cranmore, Crockerton, Croscombe, Cross, Crudwell, Dauntsey, Derry Hill, Devizes, Didmarton, Dilton, Dinder, Ditcheat, Doulting, Downend, Downside, Doynton, Draycott, Dulcote, Dundry, Dunkerton, Dyrham, Easter Compton, East Harptree, East Horrington, East Pennard, Eastcourt, Easterton, Easton (near Wells), Easton Grey, Easton-in-Gordano, Edington, Edingworth, Elberton, Emborough, Englishbatch, Englishcombe, Erlestoke, Etchilhampton, Evercreech, Failand, Farleigh (near Bristol), Farleigh Hungerford, Farmborough, Farrington Gurney, Faulkland, Felton, Filton, Fishponds, Flax Bourton, Ford (near Chippenham), Ford (Litton), Foxcote, Foxley, Frampton Cotterell, Frenchay, Freshford, Frome, Gastard, Glastonbury, Godney, Great Cheverell, Great Elm, Great Somerford, Greenore, Grittleton, Gurney Slade, Hallatrow, Hallen, Hambrook, Hamswell, Hanham, Hankerton, Hawkeridge, Hawkesbury Upton, Hawthorn, Haybridge, Haydon, Heddington, Hemington, Henbury, Henleaze, Henton, Hewish, Heytesbury, Heywood, High Littleton, Hilmarton, Hilperton, Hilperton Marsh, Hinton Blewitt, Hinton Charterhouse, Holcombe, Holt, Horningham, Horton (near Bristol), Horton (near Devizes), Hullavington, Hutton (near Weston-Super-Mare), Iron Acton, Keevil, Kellaways, Kelston, Kenn, Keward, Kewstoke, Keynsham, Kilmersdon, Kilmesdon Common, Kilmington, Kingston Deverill, Kingston Seymour, Kingswood, Kington Langley, Kingwell, Knole Park, Lacock, Lamyatt, Langford, Langridge, Launcherley, Laverton, Lavington, Lawrence Weston, Lea, Leigh-on-Mendip, Limpley Stoke, Little Badminton, Little London, Little Somerford, Little Stoke, Littleton Panell, Littleton-upon-Severn, Litton, Locking, Long Ashton, Longbridge Deverill, Longwell Green, Lower Westwood, Loxton, Luckington, Lullington, Lulsgate, Lydeway, Lympsham, Lyneham, Lypeate, Maiden Bradley, Malmesbury, Mangotsfield, Marden, Mark, Market Lavington, Marksbury, Marshfield, Marston, Meare Heath, Melksham, Mells, Midford, Midsomer Norton, Milton (near Weston-Super-Mare), Minety, Monkton Combe, Monkton Farleigh, Moorlynch, Nailsea, Neston, Nettlebridge, Newton St Loe, North Bradley, North Stoke, North Trowbridge, North Wootton, North Wraxall, Norton Malreward, Norton St Philip, Nunney, Oakhill, Oaksey, Old Down, Old Sodbury, Oldbury-on-Severn, Oldland Common, Olveston, Parbrook, Patchway, Patney, Paulton, Peasedown St John, Pensford, Pickwick, Pill, Pilning, Pilton, Polsham, Portbury, Portishead, Potterne, Poulshot, Priddy, Priston, Pucklechurch, Pylle, Quemerford, Radstock, Rangeworthy, Redhill, Rhodyate, Rodbourne, Rodden, Rode, Rodney Stoke, Rooksbridge, Roundway, Rowde, Rudgeway, St Catherines, Saltford, Sandford, Sea Mills, Seagry, Seend, Semington, Severn Beach, Shapwick, Shaw, Shawford, Shepton Mallet, Shepton Montague, Sherston, Shipham, Shirehampton, Shortwood (near Litton), Shortwood (near Mangotsfield), Shoscombe, Sopworth, Soundwell, South Brewham, South Stoke, South Wraxall, Southmead, Southwick, Stanton Drew, Stanton St Quintin, Staple Hill, Stapleton, Staverton, Steeple Ashton, Stert, Stockton, Stockwood Vale, Stoke Bishop, Stoke Gifford, Stoke Lane, Stoke St Michael, Stoneaston, Stoney Littleton, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Street, Sutton Benger, Sutton Veny, Tadwick, Tellisford, Temple Cloud, Theale, Thornbury, Tickenham, Tilshead, Timsbury, Tinhead, Tockington, Tormarton, Trowbridge, Trudoxhill, Tunley, Turleigh, Twinhoe, Tyntesfield, Tytherington, Ubley, Uphill, Upper Minety, Upper Swainswick, Upton Cheney, Upton Noble, Upton Scudamore, Urchfont, Vobster, Walton (near Street), Walton-in-Gordano, Walton St Mary, Wanstrow, Warleigh, Warminster, Warmley, Weare, Wedhampton, Wedmore, Wellow, Wells, Welton, West Ashton, West Harptree, West Horrington, West Kington, West Lavington, West Pennard, West Town, Westbury, Westbury Leight, Westbury-on-Trym, Westbury Sub Mendip, Westerleigh, Westfield, Westhay, Weston (near Bath), Weston-in-Gordano, Weston-Super-Mare, Whatley, Whitchurch, White Post, Wick, Willsbridge, Winford, Wingfield, Winscombe, Winsley, Winterbourne, Witham Friary, Withyditch, Wookey, Wookey Hole, Woolley, Woolverton, Worle, Worton, Wraxall, Wrington, Writhlington, Yarley, Yarnbrook, Yate, Yatesbury, Yatton (near Bristol), and Yatton Keynell.

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Bristol Area Telephone Subscribers
 (1957)
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