I am looking for any details of a George Elder who was a Mariner most probably out of Northumberland. His wife Elizabeth Elder (nee Richardson) is listed as a Mariners wife in the 1851 census, but by the time of the 1861 census she is a widow. Elizabeth was born in 1826/27 ish so am assuming George was born around the same time.
I know he was alive in 1851 (but not on the census - possibly at sea - but dead by 1861).
Their daughter - Mary Ann Elder - married George Mark Taylor who's father Mark Taylor was also a mariner who tragically lost his life at sea in 1848 - wash overboard from the Prince Albert in the Bay of Biscay (thanks to the information provided on this board).
Would be even more tragic if 2 of my 3xGreat Grandfathers lost their lives at sea.
Any information or pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.