My g g grandfather was a sailor (able seaman) from Ayrshire who jumped ship upon arrival
in Melbourne, Australia in 1852. He was about 27 years old at this time. Nothing else is
known about his maritime career. Can anyone tell me if there are any records of sailors
at this time. I think I heard that there is some record of ship's captains but this
doesn't help in this case.
Canberra, A.C.T., AUSTRALIA
Researching: BARNETT, DOUGLAS, HAND, KILDEA, LOITERTON, PALMER, RAMSEY, WEBBER, YOULTEN