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The Merchant Seamen's Orphan Asylum records

Postby paulcwillis » Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:15 pm

I recently discovered this small newspaper announcement concerning my great grandmother's brother, John Jacob Greenland. They were both orphaned in 1883 when their widowed father accidentally drowned in Dover Harbour during a night shift.

There were four children left behind, John being the youngest (aged 10 when orphaned). According to the 1901 and 1911 Censuses he was a seaman, and I have his record card from The Merchant Navy Seamen 1918-1941 records.

BUT I would love to know where I can view (either in person or online) his records from the Merchant Seamen's Orphan Asylum. I've checked out the history of the Asylum at http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/SnaresbrookSeamen/.
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Re: The Merchant Seamen's Orphan Asylum records

Postby carobradford » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:18 pm

I suggest you contact the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation at http://rmnef.org.uk/
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Re: The Merchant Seamen's Orphan Asylum records

Postby RussellR » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:29 pm

Have you tried the Berkshire Record Office? They apparently now have the records and searches are available on a best endeavours basis.
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