How to deal with?
There is no such or a similar name among the 674 crew and 146 Royal Marines detachment in the Trafalgar muster roll of the HMS Victory ...
Transcribed muster roll here Islandhopper 08:19, 13 June 2007 (MDT)
- Got this information :
- Got this information :
Edward ‘Ned’ Shearer, the son of Manse Shearer and Margaret Pole, served at Trafalgar, and was “rumoured” to have served on Victory. No further details of Edward Shearer are available at present. But. His brother John Shearer, born 3/9/1793, married Gifford Jamieson, born 11/1/1796. They were married on 21/10/1819.
Their daughter Margaret (b.????), married Robert Polson (b.1832), date of marriage being researched.
Their son, Magnus Polson (b.1858), married Gifford Sinclair, and they had sons:
Magnus, (Father of Mackie Polson. Retired skipper of Serene), Bobby, (Late Skipper of Research. Known as Tarry Legs), and, William. And a daughter Gifford.
- So Andrew is wrong, it shall be Edward...but nothing sure about witch ship....
Oddrun 10:01, 13 June 2007 (MDT)
- Oddrun, I'm searching for Scottish sailors in the Royal Navy for an article on our schottlandportal site anyway. If I'll come across the said Edward, I'll leave a note Islandhopper 12:06, 13 June 2007 (MDT)
That Andrew name might be correct too, because many people who had two names, used the second, so his full name could be Andrew Edward Shearer. If you find anything about him in your searches, it would be very interesting !! ;-) , Cheers Oddrun 21:58, 13 June 2007 (MDT)
The complete Trafalgar muster roll has
i) no entry for a Ned neither forename nor surname
ii) 7 Edwards from Scotland, but none of those is a Shetlander
iii) 28 Andrews from Scotland, thereof one Shetlander: Andrew Ward, aged 21, born in Shetland, Scotland; Ship: HMS Swiftsure; Rank/Rating: Ordinary Seaman
iv) There is one Shearer on the Trafalgar muster roll: Peter Shearer, aged 34, born in Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; Ship: HMS Revenge; Rank/Rating: Able Seaman
BTW - interesting read ... ;-) I go now for the rest of the Shetlanders among the 1154 Scots on the Trafalgar muster roll; then I'll write a little bit of text - it's becomming more and more fascinating ... ;-)Islandhopper 06:51, 14 June 2007 (MDT)
- HE, He, ;-) , maybe the whole story turns out to be one who has been away sometime, and comes home bragging about being in the battle of Trafalgar ;-))), it is quite possible, sailors always tells tales, and no one could prove that he was a lier, ;-), so it could end up as a "family tale" or something like that. I don't know where Heimdal has found his info ..., Oddrun 13:52, 14 June 2007 (MDT)