- 20th century politics
- Air Force
- Army and conscription
- Looted art
- Merchant Navy
- Royal Navy ratings' service records 1853-1923
- French muster rolls from the Battle of Trafalgar 1805
- Women's Royal Naval service records 1917-1919
- Royal Naval Division service records 1914-1919
- Royal Navy officers' service record cards and files c.1840-c.1920
- Royal Navy officers' service records 1756-1931
- Royal Naval Reserve service records 1860-1955
- Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve service records 1903-1922
- Royal Naval Air Service officers' service records 1906-1918
- Logs and journals of ships of exploration 1757-1904
- Next of kin claims for unpaid Royal Navy pensions 1830-1860
- Wills and probate
Next of kin claims for unpaid Royal Navy pensions 1830-1860
What are these records?
These are applications for the unpaid wages, or pensions of deceased officers or their widows. Frequently the applications are from next of kin.
These records, in series ADM 45, cover officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, and civilian employees of the Royal Navy and Naval Dockyards. They do not cover ratings.
What information do they contain?
The records frequently include:
- officers' date of death
- name and address of the claimant
- date the claim was admitted and examined
- total value of the effects claimed
Sometimes supporting documents were supplied. Therefore you may find:
- birth and/or marriage certificates
What do the records look like?
To get an idea of what the records can look like, click on the image on the right to see pages from the record of Edward Fullerton (ADM 45/1/1).
How do I search the records?
You can search the records in Discovery, our catalogue, by using the search box below.
Search by name of officer/employee or claimant.
Narrow your search by using quotation marks to find a person's full name, such as "James Williams".
Why can't I find what I'm looking for?
If you are looking for a rating, you will need to look in series ADM 44. These ratings' records are not available to view online.