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  Topic: Royal Naval Biography
tonybb

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:28 pm   Subject: Royal Naval Biography
archive.org has only just over half of the Marshall volumes. It is a miscellaneous collection of supplements and parts one or two of some volumes. I hope we will see more digitised sometime.
  Topic: JOHNSON, Admiral William Ward Percival (d. 1880)
tonybb

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:47 pm   Subject: JOHNSON, Admiral William Ward Percival (d. 1880)
Alex, Huw Lewis-Jones in the 2007 Trafalgar Chronicle says that William Ward Percival Johnson:
Went to sea in a Government packet.
Served the East India Company for one voyage.
Joined the Navy 2 Ju ...
  Topic: Royal Naval Biography
tonybb

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:33 pm   Subject: Royal Naval Biography
Chasbaz - Some of the volumes are digitised on archive.org
  Topic: Naval Medals
tonybb

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:50 pm   Subject: Naval Medals
According to an article by John Hayward, after the information was transferred to the 'Clasp Claimants Lists', "all the application letters except for one, all the Application Receipt books and a ...
  Topic: Captain John CONN, Dreadnought 98; the WILLCOCKS connection
tonybb

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:04 pm   Subject: Captain John CONN, Dreadnought 98; the WILLCOCKS connection
Martin,

I may possibly have come across some earlier service in the Navy for John Conn jr. A John Conn appears in two musters for the Albion that I was looking at (ADM 36/8294 & ADM 36/8289). ...
  Topic: Captain John CONN, Dreadnought 98; the WILLCOCKS connection
tonybb

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:40 pm   Subject: Captain John CONN, Dreadnought 98; the WILLCOCKS connection
My experience of using the Digital Express service (Gold or Platinum) for pages from ships musters is mixed. Sometimes they have found and copied the relevant pages for me, and sometimes they have no ...
  Topic: Captain John CONN, Dreadnought 98; the WILLCOCKS connection
tonybb

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:54 pm   Subject: Captain John CONN, Dreadnought 98; the WILLCOCKS connection
Martin, I find your research fascinating, especially because there are some parallels with my research into my Trafalgar Captain ancestor, Charles Mansfield. Mansfield was also born in Stoke Damerel ...
  Topic: A great new search engine
tonybb

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:10 pm   Subject: A great new search engine
Thanks, Patrick, for the link and for the mention here, and thanks Alex for the interest.

All sites in Google's index are automatically included (apart from a very few that are specifically exclude ...
  Topic: Captain Mansfield
tonybb

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PostForum: Hint and tips for researchers   Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 5:33 pm   Subject: Captain Mansfield
Hi Patrick

Navigating the "Naval Biographical Database" website is a bit of a challenge! All you can get on the site itself is a search on a name which gives you the number of hits in th ...
  Topic: News of the Battle of the Nile
tonybb

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 9:36 am   Subject: News of the Battle of the Nile
Yes, it seems remarkably quick - and given the dates in David's post, I was actually wondering if it was a mistake. But the letter appears in the Diaries and Correspondence of George Rose, printed in ...
  Topic: News of the Battle of the Nile
tonybb

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 10:09 am   Subject: News of the Battle of the Nile
In a letter from William Pitt to George Rose, dated Aug 10th 1798, he says: I have received French newspapers of the 7th and 8th, containing vague reports of an action between Nelson and Bonaparte, an ...
  Topic: Royal Navy v. British Navy
tonybb

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:01 pm   Subject: Royal Navy v. British Navy
Nelson used the term "British Navy" in his letters - I think more often than the term "Royal Navy".

Collingwood used "British Navy" in his Trafalgar dispatch :".. ...
  Topic: Royal Navy v. British Navy
tonybb

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:59 pm   Subject: Royal Navy v. British Navy
I find myself using "British Navy" quite a lot, especially in web forums international in their nature. It seems a bit presumptuous to assume no other country has a royal navy! (which would ...
 
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