Merchant Seamen 1845 - 1854

BT114 - Alphabetical Register of Seamen's Tickets 1845 - 1854
From 1844, any seaman leaving the UK was required to have a register ticket, details being entered in this series of registers. This register gives the name, place of birth and Register Ticket number.

BT113 - Register of Seamen's Tickets
The key to this numerical register is the Ticket number obtained from the alphabetical register in BT114. There may be brief biographical details of the seaman and a note of his voyages. It must be remembered that many entries are blank, especially towards the end of the series. The reported voyages are again in a simple code and provide a numerical key to the crew lists and agreements.