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M'adams Surname Ancestry Results

Our indexes 1000-1999 include entries for the spelling 'm'adams'. In the period you have requested, we have the following 16 records (displaying 1 to 10): 

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Captains of merchantmen at Wilmington (1785)
The Daily Universal Register of London carried detailed lists of shipping news from ports around the world - arrivals, departures, ships in port, ships spoken to in passage - mostly, but not entirely, relating to British merchantmen. May 1785.

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Captains of merchantmen at Wilmington
 (1785)
Masters of Merchantmen (1785)
The Daily Universal Register of February 1785 includes a section entitled Ship News. This is compiled from reports from Portsmouth, Deal, Milford, Poole, Standgate Creek and Gravesend as to merchant shipping movements; news of losses and sightings coming in from various ports; a list of Ships Arrived in the (London) River, in the Clyde, in the Downs, off Beachy Head, off Dover, off Poole, at Alicante, Amsterdam, Ancona, Baltimore, Barbadoes, Belfast, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Boston (New England), Bristol, Bryar, Cadiz, Campvere, Charlestown, Cork, Cowes, Creek, Cuxhaven, Dartmouth, Dominica, Dover, Dublin, Dunkirk, Falmouth, Faro, Gibraltar, Glendore, Grenada, Halifax (Nova Scotia), Havre de Grace, Helvoetsluys, Hull, Kinsale, Lancaster, Leghorn, Leith, Lisbon, Liverpool, Londonderry, Lough Ryan, Margate, Milford, Mogador, Naples, New York, Newcastle (on Tyne), Newry, Ostend, Penzance, Philadelphia, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Rotterdam, St Domingo, St Kitts, St Lucar, St Lucia, St Marks, Scilly, Sealock, Smyrna, Standgate Creek, Tenerife, Texel, Waterford, Zeirickser, and in 'Africa', the Isles de Lo's, Jamaica, North Carolina and Virginia; and Reports of Ships made at the Custom House in London. Except in the home ports, the register refers only to British shipping: each ship is usually identified merely by its name, and the master's surname, although masters' christian names are given occasionally. Naval vessels are mentioned rarely, and their captains' names not usually stated.

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Masters of Merchantmen
 (1785)
Masters of Merchantmen (1785)
The Daily Universal Register of January 1785 includes a section entitled Ship News. This is compiled from reports from Portsmouth, Deal, Poole and Gravesend as to merchant shipping movements; news of losses and sightings coming in from various ports; a list of Ships Arrived in the (London) River, in the Clyde, in the Downs, in the Humber, in Bantry Bay, off Beachy Head, off Beer Haven, off Cape Clear, off Cape Fear, off Hastings, off Hilston, off Portland, off Porto Bar, off Scilly, at Alicante, Ancona, Antigua, Baltimore, Barbadoes, Belfast, Bilbao, Bonny, Bordeaux, Boulogne, Bremen, Brighthelmstone (Brighton), Bristol, Cadiz, Cape Breton, Cartagena, Charlestown, Chester, Constantinople, Cork, Corunna, Cowes, Creek, Crookhaven, Dantzig, Dartmouth, Dominica, Dover, Dublin, Exeter, Falmouth, Faro, Figuera, Genoa, Gibraltar, Gottenburg, Greenock, Grenada, Halifax (Nova Scotia), Havannah, Hoylake, Hull, Jersey, Killybegs, Lancaster, Leghorn, Leith, Limerick, Lisbon, Liverpool, Londonderry, L'Orient, Lowestoft, Madeira, Madras, Milford, Minorca, Mogador, Naples, New Calabar, New Providence (Bahamas), New York, Newry, Nice, Old Calabar, Oporto, Ostend, Peel, Penzance, Philadelphia, Piscatequa, Plymouth, Pondicherry, Port Roseway, Porto, Portsmouth, Rochelle, Ross, Rotterdam, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Michael, St Vincents, Savannah, Scarborough, Southampton, Tenerife, Texel, Tobago, Torbay, Vigo, Waterford, Whitehaven, and in 'Africa', Angola, Grenadoes, Honduras, the Isle of Wight, Jamaica, Maryland, New England, Newfoundland, Philadelphia and Virginia; and Reports of Ships made at the Custom House in London. Except in the home ports, the register refers only to British shipping: each ship is usually identified merely by its name, and the master's surname, although masters' christian names are given occasionally. Naval vessels are mentioned rarely, and their captains' names not usually stated.

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Masters of Merchantmen
 (1785)
Inhabitants of Dover in Kent (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 Dover in Kent
 (1790-1797)
Bankrupts (1786-1806)
William Smith's abstracts of bankrupts, dividends and certificates for England and Wales from 1786 to June 1806. Bankruptcy causes abrupt changes in people's lives, and is often the reason for someone appearing suddenly in a different location or in a different occupation.

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Bankrupts
 (1786-1806)
Deaths in London (1822)
The Monthly Magazine or British Register included a section each month called 'Incidents, Marriages, and Deaths in and near London, With Biographical Memoirs of distinguished Characters recently deceased'. These are the death notices and obituaries from the 53rd volume, 1 February to 1 July 1822.

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Deaths in London
 (1822)
Inhabitants of Somerset (1830)
Pigot & Co.'s National Commercial Directory lists traders, farmers and private residents in the county.

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Inhabitants of Somerset
 (1830)
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)
Irish Insolvents (1835)
Insolvency notices for Ireland: insolvency often caused people to restart their lives elsewhere, so these are an important source for lost links, especially for emigrants

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Irish Insolvents
 (1835)
Dissolutions of Partnerships (1838)
Trade partnerships dissolved, or the removal of one partner from a partnership of several traders, in England and Wales

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Dissolutions of Partnerships
 (1838)
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