Simon Carter <s.n.carter(a)btinternet.com> wrote:
The English Cemetery at Malaga, Spain records an MI: "Elizabeth Williams
died at sea 22nd May 1857 aged 28 years, of Cardigan"
Where do I go for more info; where would any death certificate be held and
where would the death have been registered?
Would the ship in question be named?
I have no personal experience of this subject but according to Rogers (1989)
there are separate civil registers and indexes for births and deaths at sea
(from 1837), in the air (from 1948), and on hovercraft (from 1972). The
General Register Office will supply certified copies of the entries in these
for the same fee as normal certificates.
Source: "The Family Tree Detective" by Colin D. Rogers, 2nd edition
published 1989 by Manchester University Press. ISBN 0-7190-1846-3.
For further details see "The British overseas: a guide to records of their
births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials, available in the United
Kingdom" by G. Yeo, published 1984 by Guildhall Library.
John Ball, Ystalyfera, South Wales, UK
Images of Wales: http://home.clara.net/wfha/walespic/
Welsh Family History Archive: http://home.clara.net/wfha/wales/
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