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Napoleonic wars

Postby tiggerhill » Sun May 28, 2017 9:10 am

I got quite excited when I recently discovered (if I've traced back correctly) that my 5x great grandfather was listed as being in the Navy on the 1841 (HO107/362/8 for Rodborough, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire) census aged 80. That would put him in his 40s during the Napoleonic wars. Is there any way to see what WILLIAM WELLS was doing in the navy?


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Re: Napoleonic wars

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun May 28, 2017 10:31 am

Have you looked at the TNA Research Guide? http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/royal-navy-ratings-before-1853/

It would probably also be worth your while sitting down with some of the books about researching RN personnel of which I think there are at least 3, so finding them in a library to compare how useful they are to you would be a good idea.
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Re: Napoleonic wars

Postby tiggerhill00 » Sun May 28, 2017 12:41 pm

Thank you. There seems to be quite a few possible William Webbs but I only have the name to go by so cant narow it down.

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Re: Napoleonic wars

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun May 28, 2017 1:14 pm

Presumably he was a pensioner in the 1841 so my only suggestion would be to look at the pensions stuff to see if (a) he can be identified there by address or whatever and (b) if the pensions stuff then contains something to work back with. Rather than go back in one go.

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Re: Napoleonic wars

Postby tiggerhill00 » Sun May 28, 2017 3:14 pm

Ahhh. I'll have a look at that. Thank you

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