New Member seeking info on John Boyland, HMS Cambrian....

Discussion in 'History' started by savoyspecial, Feb 3, 2013.

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  1. Hello,

    I would love to find more information on John Boyland, of HMS Cambrian ca. 1840's India and discover if this is, in fact, the same John Boyland who lost life on The Rattler near Burma in 1852. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Since Boyland's time predates Continuous Service you will have to look in the various ships' Muster Lists, in Admiralty Records at the National Archives. Best to start with the RATTLER's and work backwards, to see which 'ship last served in' and if it leads back to HMS CAMBRIAN. However, such long service in the East Indies might introduce a complication or two...
     
  3. Thanks murchadh! I am in the United States....I assume these records would be in London, is that correct? Can anyone here assist with that search?? Thanks
     
  4. The National Archives has a list of independent researchers who can do the necessary research there on your behalf - a research agent's time will cost a few quid, but they know their way round the records and will find whatever's findable. A list of researchers specialising in Royal Navy records can be found at Independent researchers | The National Archives
     
  5. These Admiralty Records are at the National Archives at Kew, London. Their website has lists of independent researchers who can take on your research - Independent researchers | The National Archives will lead you to naval specialists. Cheaper than a transatlantic flight...
     

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