Questions tagged [1750s]

For questions about research in the decade from 1750 to 1759. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 18th-century tag.

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Looking for list of ships and passenger lists from Dutch Guiana to Rhode Island around 1756

I am looking for list of ships and passenger lists from Dutch Guiana to Rhode Island around 1756. I could use some insight into major US port that was used by ships from there. I’ve scoured ancestry ...
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Was HMS Cumberland of 1748-1750 a fireship?

At Were 18th century British mariners incentivized to serve aboard fireships? I am assuming that my candidate 6th great grandfather Jeremiah was a Steward of the ship Cumberland from 7 Mar 1748 to 22 ...
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Were 18th century British mariners incentivized to serve aboard fireships?

Strong candidates for my 6th great grandparents are Jeremiah and Mary Smyth who baptised four children at Oxwich, Glamorgan, Wales: 16 Jan 1737, Jeremiah, s. of Jeremiah & Mary Smith 25 Feb 1739, ...
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What might someone being a “real Object of Charity” in 1753 London indicate about their circumstances?

Today I received a scan of the admission papers of John Smyth (who I believe to be my 4th great grandfather) into Greenwich Hospital School. The first page reads (with handwritten parts italicized): ...
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Would Royal Navy Captain's Log (1759-1766) be likely to mention Captain's Clerk?

I have found a National Archives record that may be useful to me but, before outlaying what could be considerable cost to get it copied, I would like to try and assess what it might contain. ...
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Could John Stacy who lived/married at London and later lived at Exmouth (Devon) have been baptized in 1759 at North Petherton (Somerset)?

I would like to identify the parents of my 4th great grandfather John Stacy. The timeline I have for John Stacy is: 1777 Paying 4 pounds 4 shillings rent for Coach Houses and Stables at Farringdon ...