The ‘Royal Admiral’ and ‘Rockingham’

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    Chris Dickinson
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    I have developed an interest in Edward Harriman (1756-1828), in his will a ‘Commander in the honorable East India Company Service’. He served on tha ‘Royal Admiral’ 1778-1793, and on the ‘Rockingham’ 1794-1799, being appointed Captain of the latter for the second voyage.

    I see that there is a lot of material on the two ships (pay books, ledgers, journals), as well as wills for many of the crew members; and I am tempted to explore the history of the two ships during the time of his service on them.

    What I would like to know is whether anyone is already researching these ships. I don’t want to tread on toes or duplicate other people’s research. Would anyone on this forum know, or can point me to a database of active researchers, or make any other suggestions?

    Thank you
    Chris Dickinson
    http://rumbutter.info/genealogy

    #13789
    Chris Dickinson
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    I should have written also that I am aware of the considerable Australian interest and research in the voyage of the’Royal Admiral’ as a convict ship to New South Wales (internet sources give Edward Harriman as ‘Edward Harrigan’). I am also aware through internet searches that there are some family researchers interested in specific mariners.

    Chris

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