Could this have any connection with the fact that 1941 was during WW2.
National Service in the Navy? I could be way off beam - but that's just
because I'm far too young to know!!
----- Original Message -----
From: Mrs Judith A Trolinger <hoberta(a)hilconet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 7:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Mariner/Sailor
A mariner was a person who served aboard a merchant ship [commerical
My husband is a retired sailor in the US Navy..He was a Navigator
[responsible for getting the ship to the right place]
Genealogy dictionary says "navies: excavators"
Mayhaps your GGG did both..
At 01:04 AM 01/31/2001 -0000, you wrote:
>Deirdre Briscombe <brisc30(a)turboweb.net.au> wrote:
>Can anyone tell me the difference between a mariner, a sailor or navy as
>an occupation. In the 1841 census for Pembroke my GGGrandfather was
>listed as Navy, he was 55yrs at the time. On all other records he is
>referred to as a mariner. Was there a difference?
>I may be way off track here, but could "Navy" be a mispelling of
>"Navvy" - the common term for a "navigator"? A navvy was a
>helped excavate navigation canals. Later on, the same term was sometimes
>used for the labourers who helped excavate railway cuttings and
>Just a thought...
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