Catalogue description Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Register of Seamen, Series III
|Title:||Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Register of Seamen, Series III|
Registers, kept by the General Registry and Record Office of Seamen, of all British merchant seamen from the discontinuation of the Registry Tickets to the abandonment of the separate Register.
The new register recorded the men's age and birthplace, with details of their voyages in which the ship's name and the port of departure are easily found.
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Names such as Mc Carthy and Mc Nab have been entered in the registers under the initial of the second element of the surname. For example Mc Carthy will be found under 'C' and Mc Nab under 'N'.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
General Register and Record Office of Seamen, 1835-1872
|Physical description:||106 volume(s)|
|Access conditions:||Available in digital format unless otherwise stated|
|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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