These lists and agreements are intended to find many of those involved in merchant shipping who cannot be located on the 1851 census because they simply were not at home to be enumerated. Some were at ports in the British Isles many miles from home and some were not even in the country. Details given include age, place of birth, rank and ticket number, previous and current ships with ports of registration, dates and places of joining and leaving, reason for leaving.
A transcription of naval personnel on board Merchant and Royal Navy vessels, around the UK and abroad, taken as part of the census.
A transcription of personnel on board vessels, around the UK, taken as part of the census.
Shipping Crew Lists, 1851-1901 [database online]. TheGenealogist.co.uk 2017
Original data: "BT98 Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Agreements and Crew Lists, Series I" The National Archives, "RG9 General Register Office: 1861 Census Returns" The National Archives, "RG10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Returns" The National Archives, "RG12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Returns" The National Archives, "RG13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Returns" The National Archives.