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biz
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merchant sea man

Post by biz » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:37 pm

Hi I have a Hugh Thomas King who was a merchant seaman
on his daughters birth cert for Bridget Millar King born 17.2.1892 at 1 Wallace Court Glasgow it states fathers name and belived to have drowned at sea
Hugh `s dtails are
Hugh Thomas King born 1867 gen dealer/hawker married Margaret Millar born 1867 hawker of soft goods married 1885..Glasgow

NEED TO KNOW
how can I find out if he did drown ](*,)
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Re: merchant sea man

Post by Currie » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:02 am

Hello Biz,

I had a look in the newspapers but nothing jumped out at me. Even in that relatively short period of time there were many newspaper reports of lost ships etc without a listing of crew.

If he was lost from a British ship, and if he was known to be Scottish, the information, and it would be only very basic, was supposed to filter its way back to GROS and end up in the Minor Records.

However that didn’t always happen and sometimes it ended up in the English records. I think they have those at FindMyPast.

Did other records suggest he was deceased, did his widow remarry etc.

All the best,
Alan

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Re: merchant sea man

Post by Hibee » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:42 pm

Hi biz

My g-g-grandfather's vessel was lost with all hands in the North Atlantic, in 1861. The event didn't make the newspapers, and there is no record of his death on ScotlandsPeople, despite it being a Leith-registered vessel, with a Scottish crew. His Mate's Certificate is annotated to the effect that the vessel was lost.

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biz
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Re: merchant sea man

Post by biz » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:57 pm

Hello ,many thanks for your replies
have had a look on find my past but have had no joy
so it leaves me wondering if Bridgets mum fibbed
after all how can a child be born after that length of time so am left wondering if Hugh had died and Bridget was in fact illegitamate
so that leaves me having to find Hugh King`s death date
Biz x :roll:
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Ann In the UK
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Re: merchant sea man

Post by Ann In the UK » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:45 pm

I found mine on BMD registers, but I'm having trouble with it today so can't look for you. Maybe you'll bave better luck yourself.

Regards Ann

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Re: merchant sea man

Post by biz » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:47 pm

Hello Ann
Thanks for the info I have checked but still no luck ](*,)
Biz
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