How to look for... Merchant seamen registers 1835-1857
More about these records
You can search and download merchant seamen records 1835-1857.
These are digitised records from a variety of record series held at The National Archives:
- the register of seamen series I in BT 120 (1835-1836)
- the register of seamen series II, in BT 112 (with its associate name index in BT 119) (1835-1844)
- the register of seamen’s tickets, in BT 113 (the surname index is in BT 114) (1845-1854)
- the register of seamen series III, in BT 116 (1853-1857)
For more information on what these records contain see findmypast.co.uk.
Use the guide Merchant seamen serving up to 1857: further research to help interpret these records.