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    deceased sailor's possessions

    Since posting my query here, the national archives came back to me for a second time with the reference number of the record set to consult . I am repeating it here in case it is of help to others 'Registers of wages and effects of deceased seamen are in BT 153 and can be cconsulted at The...
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    deceased sailor's possessions

    Hi. Thanks for your reply. I did search FindmyPast Deaths at Sea with no result for Stephen or his alias John Mays. So either the record of his death record was never forwarded to England or he died on shore. it would be nice to know cause of death but at least I have the date and place. The...
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    deceased sailor's possessions

    Hello. Thanks for replying to my query Stephen Butcher Chapman, alias John Mays, was born in Snettisham, Norfolk in 1839 and was my grandfathers uncle. He joined the merchant navy. I have his seaman's records, including some certificates as "Only Mate" etc. (Under both his names - same date...
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    deceased sailor's possessions

    Hello. I am a new member and I'm not sure which forum to ask. I am hoping someone can help me find a record set, probably at the National Archives. I believe there are records of what happened to a merchant seaman's belongings after his death at sea/abroad. I remember reading this in a book...