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Merchant seamens records.

  • jacqueline_alderson on Thursday, 25th February 2010

    Would the records give a place of brith?
    I am after a birth of my great x2 grandfather Edward Gawne (again)? He is soooo hard to find and I thought if I could find his merchant records it might help.

    Thanks again.

  • Message 2. Posted by Tourmie on Thursday, 25th February 2010 permalink

    Not many about with that surname - have you any idea of an approximate year of birth?

  • Message 3. Posted by Jowin1 on Thursday, 25th February 2010 permalink

    Looking at your previous posts he was born 1846/47. Looks like he could be from the Isle of Man. Did he marry in 1868 in Chester?

    Jo

  • Message 4. Posted by Jowin1 on Thursday, 25th February 2010 permalink

    Forget about that marriage question? I see you already have the correct marriage and him on the 1851 census with his parents Henry and Margaret born Rushen IOM. No birth as yet and I see you have been directed to the Rootschat website with some success but still not able to find his birth.

    Jo

  • Message 5. Posted by Jowin1 on Thursday, 25th February 2010 permalink

    On find my past there are two Edward Gawnes on the crew lists for Merchant navy - both born IOM. One born 1847 and one born 1845. The 1847 one was born Rushen IOM and has a middle name Moore and was on board in 1865. The 1845 was on board in 1866.

    Jo

  • Message 6. Posted by Jowin1 on Thursday, 25th February 2010 permalink

    Obviously not the Edward Moore one as there is this on the IGI which I note someone found on your previous post with the wrong parents.

    EDWARD MOORE GAWNE Pedigree
    Male


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Event(s):
    Birth:
    Christening: 13 DEC 1846 Kirk Rushen, Isle Of Man, England

    Parents:
    Father: RICHARD GAWNE Family
    Mother: CATH CLARKE

    Jo

  • Message 7. Posted by jacqueline_alderson on Thursday, 25th February 2010 permalink

    Every direction I go in takes me to IOM. This man is driving me crazy. There is a record of Edward Gell born 1846 Rushen but the mothers maiden name is different to his marriage certificate. Marriage cert. says KENN and birth record says GELL, so my question is:::: which one is the right one?

    I am beginning to think this man doesn't want to be foundsmiley - smiley

  • Message 8. Posted by jacqueline_alderson on Thursday, 25th February 2010 permalink

    Also 1871 census says he is in Glamorgan Wales. Then he moves to Aberdeen gets married has children, moves to Liverpool, but even knowing the families movements as such there is no trail of him. smiley - sadface

  • Message 9. Posted by Jowin1 on Thursday, 25th February 2010 permalink

    I saw the marriage but it is 1848 so a little too late IMO. I know you have tried rootchat. Did you not get any info there?

    Jo

  • Message 10. Posted by jacqueline_alderson on Thursday, 25th February 2010 permalink

    The marriage is a big possibility, we have to becarefull because 2 Henry Gawnes Married 2 Margaret Gells a couple of months apart. The Edward Gell born in 1846 was illigitamate(sorry if spelling is wrong.

    This is what is driving me nuts I can't seem to confirm anything before his marriage in 1872 Aberdeen. Even with the help of all the lovely people from all different places I keep coming back to same place.

    One suggestion I did have was that Edwards parents may have married in Ireland, but I wouldn't know how to check that. You see it keeps coming back to the maiden name of Edwards mother KENN.

    I think I might just have to give up trying to get past this great x2 grandfather of mine and try finding any living relatives. (it might be easier)

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