Renay Surname Ancestry Results
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|British merchant seamen
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.
RENAY. Cost: £8.00.
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|Bristol Area Telephone Subscribers
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.
RENAY. Cost: £4.00.
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