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Hi All
I am researching my family history from Australia.
Below is a bio of my great grand father James Murton.
Any further information, facts, photos, articles on him would be really fabulous to receive.


James Murton, Born Tregony, Cornwall. 12 Jan 1823. (other sources 18 Jan 1823 or 18 Jan 1824)
10 April 1848 – from bdm. Married to Emma Channon Occupation, Mariner. Father William- Occupation, Gardener. Address when married as Pembroke Lane, Stoke Damerel, Devon.
01 July 1848 - Able Seaman on HMS Powerful - Wife Emma - Paybook # 245 (ADM 27/104)
20 March 1851 - Joined Coast Guard. Newcastle Station, Newry port, Newcastle (Ireland) (ADM 175/19 page287)
Children born in Ireland -Harriet 1855, Mary 1857, Lavinia 1859, Alice 1861, Albert 1864, Adela 1865, Clara 1869
10 Feb 1854 - HMS Royal George for Crimean War (ADM 38/4660, ADM 38/8915)
29 April 1856 - Discharged to Newcastle Station, Newry port, Newcastle (Ireland)
03 September 1856 - Moved to Leestones Station, Newry port, Newcastle (Ireland). Still there 1866. (ADM 175/20 page 573)
Moved to Greystones Station, Dublin port, Kingstown CG, (Ireland)
17 September 1868 - Moved to Stonehouse Point, Plymouth, Devon (ADM 175/33 page 427)
4th Qtr 1870 - Emma Murton passed away at East Stonehouse, Devon (bdm East Stonehouse 5b, 243)
13 October 1871 - Married Elizabeth Bellinger, East Stonehouse, Devon. Children Kitty 1874, Ester Ellen 1874, Alfred Astley Cooper 1875, Florence 1878
05 May 1875 - Discharged from Coast Guard
Q4 1891 - Died in Plymouth, Devon (bdm Plymouth 5b 206)

Thanks in anticipation

Ken Murton (mennyk)

I can't add a great deal more to the information you have, but there is a service record for him in ADM 188, downloadable from the National Archives website for a small fee, or on Ancestry if you have a subscription. It's very brief but does provide a physical description including details of tattoos.

Although I no longer have a subscription to Find my Past, there do appear to be a couple of records linked to a Merchant Seaman's Ticket, could be worth a look.

Thanks Martin

I already have that download.



My sister discovered your entry above.

Our great grandmother, my father's mother's mother was Adela Murton.

She married Robert Hilary Bell who served in the Royal Marine Light Infantry mainly based in Plymouth, England. He later served in the Royal Naval Reserve in WWI seeing action at Antwerp and Gallipoli. I have some photos of her.

Thank you John

I have already captured Adela's birth year as 1865 and she was born to James Murton's first wife. Emma Channon.
Her half brother Alfred Astley Cooper Murton was born in 1875 to his second wife, Elizabeth Bellinger, after Emma's death in 1870.
I have not carried out any further research on Emma as she is not part of my lineage.
I am still stuck on the forebears of my great great grandfather James Murton who was born in Tregony, Cornwall in Jan 1824.


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