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Mclaran Surname Ancestry Results

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National ArchivesApprentices registered in Scotland (1764)
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 name, as well as details of the date and length of the apprenticeship. There are central registers for collections of the stamp duty in London, as well as returns from collectors in the provinces. These collectors generally received duty just from their own county, but sometimes from further afield. The indentures themselves can date from a year or two earlier than this return. (The sample entry shown on this scan is taken from a Durham return. Each entry has two scans, the other being the facing page with the details of the indenture, length of service, and payment of duty.) IR 1/55

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Apprentices registered in Scotland
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
British Army officers in the annexation of the Punjab (1845-1849)
By 1845 the Sikh state of Lahore was the remaining substantial military power in the Indian sub-continent outside British rule. Its khalsa army was well equipped, disciplined, tenacious and had three European officers among its commanders. The sikhs controlled not only the Punjab, but Pathan tribes as far as the border with Afghanistan, and the whole of Kashmir. The river Sutlej formed the boundary between the Sikh state and British India. In early December 1845 the Sikh army crossed the Sutlej and invested the British garrisons at Ferozepore; 13 December 1845 the British declared war. After defeat in a series of battles, at Moodkee (18-21 December), Ferozeshah (21-22 December); Budhowal and Aliwal (23 December, 28 January); and Sobraon (10 February 1846), the state of Lahore submitted to the Treaty of Lahore, ceding the Punjab between the Sutlej and the Beas, Kashmir, and paying half a crore of rupees. The state of Lahore itself continued under the durbar as a British protectorate during the minority of the young maharajah; and the Sikh army was put under British command. Kashmir was sold by the British to the ruler of Jammu for a crore, and the submission of Kashmir to Jammu was effected by a Sikh force under British officers. British garrisons were placed in the Punjab, but the fort at Multan refused to submit, and had to be besieged. During the siege a Sikh regiment defected to join other khalsa remnants, in defiance of the durbar at Lahore, and raised a rebellion (August 1848 to January 1849). Battles at Chillianwalla (13 January 1849) and Gujerat (21 February 1849) destroyed the Sikh army. The British then annexed the whole of the Punjab, incorporating it into British India. This account of the Annexation of Punjab by Arthur D. Innes and General Charles Gough was published in 1897, but with a poor index; we have remedied that. The account also includes a description of the battles of Maharajapore and Puniar (29 December 1843) by which the army of Gwalior was destroyed.

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British Army officers in the annexation of the Punjab
Residents of Gloucester (1955)
Kelly's Directory of the City of Gloucester and District included this section listing private residents, with postal addresses and telephone numbers. The area covered is the city and immediate suburbs, but not the villages in the neighbouring countryside.

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Residents of Gloucester

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