I was wondering if anyone could possibly assist me in trying to find a copy of a 'written' version of the passenger log for the Royal Charter that was ship wrecked off the coast of Anglesey in 1859. The original ship's log was lost at sea and I've pretty much exhausted every avenue.
I'm currently between emails with the Public Record Office Victoria and I'm looking for a James Richardson who I've found on the PROV website as a passenger,
I've also contacted a researcher in Anglesey who works at St Allgo's Church where so many who perished were buried. Main problem is that a lot of the bodies were deteriorated due to time spent in the sea which made the age and identification of some very difficult.
I've found James Richardson upon the following links: https://sites.google.com/site/123thel/the-royal-charter-pass...http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_results?searchid=42&format...
According to the last email I received from PROV It seems that the age of 22 years old for James Richardson could have been speculation and a complete guess at best, but it's his age and place of origin that I'm trying to find out.
If anyone has a copy of the departure log for the Royal Charter from Melbourne to Liverpool (which was kept in Melbourne) with any information that could help it would be very much appreciated.