Author Results for Derek Morris and Ken Cozens

Mariners Ashore in the Eighteenth Century: The role of boarding-house keepers and victuallers

By Derek Morris and Ken Cozens

Seamen from Royal Navy ships were boarded in the 1740s with Betty Wright, a lodging-house keeper of Gosport, Hampshire. Her surviving account books together with the wills of hundreds of mariners open up a new light on the life onshore for these men, in a previously unrecorded manner, and enable lodging houses, victuallers and the […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Harbours & Dockyards | Miscellaneous