Examples of Entries and information on Returns of Seamen Entered for the Indian Navy

 

 

Source: BL: IOR: L/MAR/C/686 - Bombay Marine. Lists of Europeans in the Bombay Marine Establishment with their age &c. - 1821-27

 

Primarily these are musters, held annually on the last day of December and essentially alphabetically. There are also casualty returns. Contrary to the catalogue entry, the years covered are 1821 to 1826 plus a casualty return for 1828

 

Examples from 1822s lists:-

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Names

Age

Country

Station

To what Vefsel belonging or how Employed

What ship they arrived in from Europe

In what year

Forrest Charles

19

Ordy Seaman

Teignmouth

Thomas Coutts

1818

Ford Stephen

19

London

Marine Boy

Psyche

Marquis Camden

1819

French Samuel

19

England

Ditto

Thetis

Vansittart

1819

Ferguson John

19

Ditto

Ditto

Vestal

Ingles

1819

Fisher John

17

Ditto

Ditto

Nautilus

Efsex

1819

 

 

 

Source: BL: IOR: L/MAR/C/690 - Bombay Marine. Europeans including Engineers, Seamen, &c. on Bombay Marine Establishment. Lists for each year in alphabetical order 1816-34

 

Essentially in the same format as in L/MAR/C/686 (above), but with additional columns for discharge dates and remarks. These musters are dated 22nd November 1817; 2nd December 1818; 29th October 1819; 31st December 1820; 31st December 1821; 31st December 1822; undated 1823; 1824; 1825 (including casualty return); 1826; and 1827 (with a separate list of boys landed from the Hythe)

 

 

 

Source: BL: IOR: L/MAR/C/719 - Seamen in Indian Navy. Nominal list in alphabetical order, showing age, ship, date of discharge, and other particulars - July 1840 to 1859

Although in rough alphabetical order, these lists of men entering for engagements are not necessarily in chronological order. Nevertheless, they are easier and of more use than other similar listings, even if on microfilm.

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Example:-

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Name:

Johnson John

Age:

29

Country:

Heligoland

Station:

AB

To what vessel attached:

Hastings

In what vessel they arrived from England:

Marian

Year:

1849

When received Cos Bounty

30th June 1849

For what period:

3

Date of Death Discharge &c:

2nd July 1849

Remarks:

Deserted

 

 

 

Source: BL: IOR: L/MAR/C/729 - Seamen in Indian Navy. Fragmentary List, in alphabetical order, giving particulars of entry, discharge &c. 1846-1862

 

This is part of another volume as in L/MAR/C/719 (above). Unfortunately, it begins at the letter L, but would appear to be complete from then on.

 

 

 

Source: BL: IOR: L/MAR/C/720 - Seamen entered in Indian Navy. Returns from India giving names, age, &c. 1860-1863

 

These are identical in form to those above. However, these are monthly returns, in chronological order. Therefore, unless one already knows when a man joined then these, for genealogists are essentially useless. All the same, deserters are also listed.

 

 

 

Source: BL: IOR: L/MAR/C/723 - European Seamen in Indian Navy. Returns from Bombay 1848-1855

 

This is the first of a series of six volumes covering 1848-1865. These are in rough alphabetical and chronological order and very similar to the format in L/MAR/C/719.

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Example:-

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From April 1854

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No.

3717

Name

Findlay John

Age

23

Country

Scotland

County

Aberdeen

Station

Bs Mate

To what Ship they belong

Constance

In what Ship they arrived from England

Marathon

Year

1852

When received Cos Bounty

22nd Dec 1852

For what period

3 yrs

Date of discharge, death &c

 

Remarks

 

 

 

 

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