Catalogue description Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages of Passengers at Sea

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Reference: BT 158
Title: Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages of Passengers at Sea
Description:

This series consists of registers compiled from ships' official logs of births, deaths and marriages of passengers at sea by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen and its predecessor.

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Date: 1854-1890
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

General Register and Record Office of Seamen, 1835-1872

Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 1872-1992

Physical description: 9 volume(s)
Access conditions: Available in digital format only
Administrative / biographical background:

Under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1874 deaths at sea were reported to the Registrar General, who then reported them to the Registrars General of England, Scotland or Ireland as appropriate.

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