General Register and Record Office of Seamen, 1835-1872
Available in digital format and microform only
Administrative / biographical background:
When the Register Ticket system was discontinued in 1853, the Registrar General returned to registering seamen from crew list returns. The earlier difficulties in maintaining a register were again encountered, and in 1856 the Board of Trade decided that their obligation to keep a register of seamen would be fulfilled simply by keeping the Crew Lists.
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