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A master mariner in the family

When Keith Gregson was given a unique collection of family documents relating to the life of a Victorian master mariner, he embarked on his own voyage of discovery…

DOCUMENTING A VICTORIAN SEA CAPTAIN

Master mariner Joseph Scrafton. An incredible collection of records survived in his family, which Keith Gregson was lucky enough to be able to study

Thirty years ago I gave a talk on researching master mariners to a family history group in County Durham. The talk was based on the research I had been carrying out on my Shetland ancestors who had come to the north-east of England to study and become shipmasters during the mid and late Victorian periods. After the talk a lady called Eileen Hopper approached me and said she had a set of documents from her husband’s family relating to a Victorian master mariner called Joseph Scrafton and was happy to give them to me to research. These documents alone were pure gold dust but that was not the end of it.

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