Family History Federation

Devon Masters & Mates Project

Devon Masters & Mates Project Alphabetical list of Devon-born Masters and Mates (Officers in the Merchant Navy) and their certificate numbers, extracted from BT127 at The National Archives Includes names from South East Cornwall Over 7,470 entries in total Extensive background information about the certification system, the types of certificate, and the registers that were maintained Tips on using a Certificate Number to obtain further information Sources Articles The certification system was introduced from 1845, but the index includes names of men born as early as the 1780s, through to the early 1900s. The index shows names, place and year of birth, certificate number (and in many cases several different certificate numbers).


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