Having discovered that up until 1940 there had been an history of boaties in my family (since the 1700's at least!) I was wondering if anyone else had a similar history?
Hi Richard,My great grandfather Thomas Nash (b.1861) was a canal boatman - and appears not to have registered the birth of his children, including my grandfather.
Does anyone know if this was a common practice among boatmen who were always on the move - or is there a special place where boatmen's children were registered at birth?
I know the exact date of my grandfather's birth and have searched the BMD indexes for him and his brothers with no success.
Hi Dympna. Cool info, thanks.
No I don't know the museum you mentioned but it sounds good.
Richard Goddard [/B](and Mary Lindop) was aboard
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