Merchant Seamen Apprenticeship Records 1815

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clarkie
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Merchant Seamen Apprenticeship Records 1815

Post by clarkie » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:27 pm

Daniel Stewart was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, 20 May 1802, as noted on his Seaman’s Ticket in 1845. Sadly no birth record to confirm this.

The record notes that Daniel sailed from Irvine Harbour, Ayrshire, Scotland (Port Number 56), to various ports in British waters, certainly between 1842 & 1847 and probably from 1829. He married on Arran in 1828 and his children were born in the Irvine harbour area. Daniel died there in 1850.

However he first went to sea as an Apprentice in 1815 and at one time he spent two years in the………what looks like “American Service”?

Can anyone guide me to where I might locate any apprenticeship records?

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Re: Merchant Seamen Apprenticeship Records 1815

Post by AndrewP » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:09 pm

Hi Colin,

Any chance that he was in the "Merchant Service" or "Mercantile Service" rather than the "American Service"?

Only a thought,

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Re: Merchant Seamen Apprenticeship Records 1815

Post by clarkie » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:32 pm

Hi Andrew,
On his Seaman's Ticket of 1845, there is a question, "Has been in Foreign Service"?

Answer: Yes 2 years in the America..? Service.

The first bit of Americ is quite clear, there may be 2 or 3 letters after?

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