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South Shields Seamen

South Shields Seamen

Posted: 1268768924000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1268827838000
Surnames: Coverdale
Does anyone know if there are records on seamen form the 1800's? I would like to find records on some of my ancestors. William Coverdale was born in 1814. His daughter, Sarah Coverdale married Chritiaan Jansfen in 1868.
Would there be records if this men died or were losted at
sea?
Rick

Re: South Shields Seamen

Posted: 1268821404000
Classification: Query
You could try Trinity House records which might show money being given to their Widows. I can't remember whether I found the records through Ancestry or some other source.

Also try looking in the newspapers of the time. Possibly available via your local library.

Bryan

Re: South Shields Seamen

Posted: 1268835114000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 1268917191000
Surnames: Coverdale
William Coverdale appears as a mariner on the censuses to 1871.
In 1881 wife Harriet is a widow

GRO index has a William Coverdale died Jun 1875 S.Shields
aged 62 ref 10a 427

There was a son William also a mariner b. 1838 appears on the 1871/81/91 census with his family and GRO has

William Coverdale d. Sep 1894 S.Shields aged 56 ref 10a 360

Re: South Shields Seamen

Posted: 1268855121000
Classification: Query
Thanks for the tip on Trinity House, I'll see what I can finds out. Newspapers are a wonderful idea, but unfortunately not an option for me.

Re: South Shields Seamen

Posted: 1268855308000
Classification: Query
Thanks for the information.
My William was married to Ann, but they did have a son born abt 1838. I hate to seem a dullard, but what is the GRO index, and is it available online?
Thanks again, Rick

Re: South Shields Seamen

Posted: 1268911204000
Classification: Query
Rick
"GRO Index" is the index to the civil registration records of Births Marriages and Deaths which started in 1837.
You can see the records which have so far been indexed online using "FreeBMD" which any search engine will find for you.

Bryan

Re: South Shields Seamen

Posted: 1268911900000
Classification: Marriage
Edited: 1268917213000
Surnames: JANSFEN , PRATT
The marriage of Christian JANSFEN in Q4 1868 S. Shields - looking at the other names on the page - the only Sarah is Sarah PRATT.
However all is explained by the marriage in Q1 1861 S. Shields 10a 534 of Sarah Coverdale and one of the possible grooms is Isaac PRATT.

So somewhen between 1861 and 1868 there is likely to be a death of Isaac and the 1871 census may well show Sarah having children called PRATT.

Bryan

Re: South Shields Seamen - 1871 census

Posted: 1268914505000
Classification: Census
Edited: 1268917236000
Surnames: JAMSON , PRATT , JAMESON , JANNSEN
1871 census RG10-5027 folio 47, Wellington Street, South Shields
Sarah JAMSON Head Mar 27 Sailors Wife DUR South Shields
Jane A PRATT Daur 5 DUR do
William JAMSON Son 2 DUR do
(the name is hard to read and is indexed as JAMESON aka JANNSEN)

Bryan

Re: South Shields Seamen - William Coverdale in Newcastle Courant

Posted: 1268924145000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1268939382000
Surnames: Coverdale
Couple of Articles in the Newcastle Courant which might be of interest.
The one about Elizabeth was Friday 6 Jan 1843.
The marriage was issued Friday 26 Feb 1864.

Bryan
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Re: South Shields Seamen

Posted: 1268927085000
Classification: Query
Hi,

You could try the crew list index project -- you may find some informatio on there. Enter it in a search engine/

Marilyn
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