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Re: Chatham Dockyard workers

Postby peter kent » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:43 pm

The "Chatham" Dockyard and "Gillingham" Dockyards you refer to are one and the same


No. The old Gillingham shipyard (not dockyard) was at Gads Hill. This is why I remarked that your man's location was actually closer to Chatham Dockyard.
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Re: Chatham Dockyard workers

Postby bernardhowell » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:46 pm

Thanks Peter , I stand corrected.
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Re: Chatham Dockyard workers

Postby Kazkatt » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:33 pm

bernardhowell wrote:Hi Kazcat, unfortunately the vast amount of personal information available pertaining to dockyard workers in Chatham is held at the GRO at Kew.
Bernard

I hope to visit there next year so will see what I can find. So these dockyard workers are not of interest for the research as too late then?
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Re: Chatham Dockyard workers

Postby bernardhowell » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:27 pm

Sorry a bit of a typo there, should have said PRO or even NA at Kew. Any info. regarding emplyees from the 1803 research period may be useful, thanks in advance and good searching.
Wishing you a successful New Year.
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Re: Chatham Dockyard workers

Postby lindawilkinson » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:00 am

My great-great-great grandfather George Puleston (1785-1853) worked at Chatham between about 1816 and 1834. He was born in Plymouth.
He married Betsy Epps in Kent in 1816. 8 of his 9 children were born in Chatham, his last was born in Plymouth in 1838.
He is described as a Shipwright on his children's birth certificates, although in the 1841 Census he is described as a Pensioner, and in 1851 as a Shipwright/Journeyman.
I had wondered if he was injured in the Shipyard in Chatham and pensioned out, after which he and his family returned to Plymouth, and in 1851 he was working again at the Plymouth shipyard in a lesser capacity.
Hope to check out the records at Kew when I am next in the UK.

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Re: Chatham Dockyard workers

Postby bernardhowell » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:23 pm

Thanks Linda for your interest, unfortunately your relative falls outside the timescale we are looking at but we will keep your information on file for future reference.
Good luck on further research and best regards.
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Re: Chatham Dockyard workers

Postby Mezza » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:19 am

Hi Pam
I am thinking the John Sheffield you are referring to is my Great Great Grandfather. I have several items of his including his dress uniform helmet. I'll attach a photo when I work out how!
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Re: Chatham Dockyard workers

Postby jes20 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:44 pm

Did this project get off the ground and if so where can I find more uptodate info?
Thanks
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Re: Chatham Dockyard workers

Postby Kesaunders79 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:35 pm

I would also be interested, my ancestor Henry Rogers was a Shipwright at Chatham.

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