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William BANNISTER - Mates ticket/Merchant Service-Advice Needed

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Re: William BANNISTER - Mates ticket/Merchant Service-Advice Needed

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 2:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Ancestry has recently included Mates and Masters tickets for UK and Ireland from 1850-1960(not sure of end date!) - just put the name in. Generally crew did not have families with them, but if the Captain did not I suppose he might have allowed the 1st (or only) Mate to do so - or is it possible your William owned a share in a boat which might have given him some privilege? Also, what exactly is meant by "exotic things"? Have any of them survived or is it a myth like "state rooms". Of course he could have done more than coasting but proof is needed. As before, as he came from Shields I would suggest you try Tyne and Wear - if they do not know they could probably point you in the right direction. It could also be worth googling "Deaths at sea" - if recorded there is a register.
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Stargaz3r 14 Oct 2012 7:19PM GMT 
halpark 19 Nov 2012 11:19PM GMT 
Stargaz3r 27 Nov 2012 2:24AM GMT 
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