Fishing and Fishermen: A Guide For Family Historians

Fishing and Fishermen: A Guide For Family Historians

by Martin Wilcox

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ISBN-13: 9781844159888
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 11/22/2009
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Preface 1

Chapter 1 Getting Started 10

1.1 First steps 10

1.2 Background research 10

1.3 The Internet 12

1.4 Archives and local studies libraries 14

1.5 Basic genealogical sources 17

Chapter 2 The Medieval Fisheries 25

2.1 Manorial records 39

2.2 Tithe records 39

2.3 Port books and Customs records 40

Chapter 3 The British Fisheries, 1500-1815 44

3.1 Parliamentary papers 57

3.2 Naval records 62

3.3 Records of the Newfoundland fishery 67

Chapter 4 The Trawl and Line Fisheries, 1815-1950 69

4.1 Crew lists and agreements 85

4.2 Records of apprentices 90

Chapter 5 The Herring Fishery and Inshore Fisheries, 1815-1950 98

5.1 Ship registers 111

5.2 Certificates of Competency and Service 116

5.3 Scottish fisheries records 118

5.4 English fisheries records 121

Chapter 6 The Fishing Industry since 1950 124

6.1 The White Fish Authority Herring Industry Board 134

6.2 Business records 135

6.3 Newspapers and the trade press 138

6.4 Directories 141

6.5 Personal papers, memoirs and contemporary commentaries 143

Appendix 1 Museums and Archives with Collections Relating to Fishing 147

Appendix 2 Fishing Vessel Port Markings 155

Appendix 3 Glossary 158

Index 167

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