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merchant navy crew records

Posted: 1334918548000
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My GG grandfather, Stanley Moore, was born in Liverpool in 1837. He came to Australia sometime in the late 1850's, early 1860's. By the time he married my GGGrandmother in 1866, he had changed his name. The story in the family says that he was part of a ships crew from England, and he jumped ship in Melbourne and stayed with some relatives there, before making his fortune in NSW. This could account for why he changed his name. I found him as a crew member in the Merchant Navy Crew records in 1856, returning from a voyage, but as these records only go to 1857 I cannot trace him further. I would love to be able to prove that he jumped ship, as I know many did at this time to join the australian gold rush. This would solve the mystery of why he changed his name. I cannot find him on any lists of ships deserters or government gazettes. Can anybody help??
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