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Old 3rd July 2019, 21:34
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Hugh MacLean Hugh MacLean is offline
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Hi Lucy,

Roger Griffiths is your man for this time period. I am sure he will be along in due course.
The column 1876 out/home - indicates his outward voyage 18 August 1876 which was F = Foreign going. 70509 = the Swansea registered sailing barque ABERFOYLE. 1877 shows the return voyage to the UK on 12 December of that year.

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We had to pay for our freedom
Then the Merchant Ship Sailors
Paid it in full”
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