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How to track a mariner - Jonathan Lock

Discussion in 'Mariners & Watermen' started by annabel, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. annabel

    annabel Well-Known Member

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    A distant cousin says an ancestor was a mariner
    I'm wondering if 2 Jonathan Locks I am following are the same man, and is this mariner. But he seems to move around Portsmouth/ Portsea, Plymouth, Woolwich. Is this likely for a mariner?

    Jonathan Lock could have been born 1744 according to a likely looking 1829 death in Bull Field, Woolwich
    A Jonathan born 1st Feb and a Thomas born 11th March both 1777 o_O are next to each other in the register baptised 25th March to Jonathan and Ann, Batter Street Presbyterian, Plymouth
    An Anna Maria is bap 1779 at Batter Street, Plymouth to Jonathan and Rosanna
    A James is bap in Portsea 1781 to Jonathan and Ann
    A William is bap in Portsea to Jonathan and Rosan

    I'm thinking Ann and Rosan(na) could be the same person. Does any clever person know of anywhere he could appear in mariners records to help work it out?
     
  2. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Family Search has a Jonathon Lock baptised 29/11/1745 Dittisham, Devon to Thomas and Embling (maiden name?)
    According to trees on line she was Embling Newman
    Jonathon 1745 married Elizabeth Treby in 1763 Dittisham
     
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    Yes thanks I've seen that, but I'm not sure if it's him. I haven't come across an Elizabeth with Jonathan
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    One of mine had a mariner record on FMP, but that record set starts in 1835 - no help for you. :oops:
     
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    "Mariner" ... or perhaps "Marine"?
    Portsmouth & Plymouth are both Royal Marine bases. I don't know about Woolwich - but it is definitely a military base.

    Just a suggestion - one of my (many!) early mistakes when tracing my OH's family was to read "Marine" as "Mariner".

    Jane
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Or seaman
     
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    I have not found any record of his occupation, just going by where he seems to be and the family history.

    But I have found a vagrancy pass record for 1785 which may be them, but it's for them to be moved from Old Sarum, Dorset :confused: to Branton, Devon.

    Am I right in saying someone would be taken back to their place of birth? The only record of Branton I can find is the opposite end of Devon to Plymouth

    Jonathan, wife Ann, sons Jonathan "about 11" (3 years out) James 4, William 1 year 4 months (pretty spot on), but no Anna Maria or Thomas who may have died
     
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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    Or Fisherman. I have an ancestor who is recorded as sometimes a Mariner - sometimes a Fisherman
     
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