I was afraid someone would say that....Yes there was a lively traffic even in those days.
It took 6-7 days to sail hull/elsinore if the weather was right. Elsinor is crucial
because the danes controlled the passage so all boats into the baltic had to stop there
and pay "sound duty" upto 1857. I was kind of hoping that if I knew which ships
plied the passenger route, that I could find something is ship accounts with names and
dates. I cannot imagine any shipowner not wanting to know how much was paid and by who for
passage, even back in 1800.
As far as danes go there were actually passports, and travel papers inside the country. If
a dane wanted to leave copenhagen and go to odense for example, he had to go to the local
vicar first, who wrote the trip into a big book, stamped his papers. When he got to the
other end he had to go to the vicar, who wrote it into another big book and stamped his
papers again. But the people I am looking for were english, so they did not have to submit
to that system.
Thanks for the reply.
----- Original Message -----
From: Victor Markham
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: [ENG-EAST-YORKS] Passenger Lists
I once asked Hull City archives if they had passenger lists for people
entering the port of Hull. They told me no lists were prepared so there
isn't one. In those days there was no such thing as a passport.
If the people you are looking for lived in Hull and applied for
naturalisation papers you may find these at the National archives at
Kew. You can check their web site. I have someone from Denmark and
obtained a copy of his papers. He applied in 1912 and served in the navy
during the first war.
In my efforts to track down the Ellah's and Belfours from Hull, I am looking for
passenger lists for boats from Elsinor (Helsingør, Elsineur) to Hull anno 1834. Does
anyone have an idea where I can find them ? Or even which ships sailed that route ?
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