William Nash married 1862. What was father's occupation?

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  1. Barley

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    According to Ancestry, a William Nash aged 25, son of John, married Mary Ann Harrison at Millbrook on 4th June 1862. He became a Chief Engineer for the P&O line and died in Bombay in 1877. I want to know if he is MY William Nash, and it depends on the occupation of his father. A** has only the bare details of the marriage, no image of the register. I could buy the marriage certificate, but I am exploring other avenues first.

    My William Nash was baptised in Cobham Surrey on 25 Jun 1837, son of John Nash and Ann. His father John was a horsekeeper and then a mail cart driver on the London-Portsmouth road, living mostly in Liphook and Petersfield. Young William was at Waterlooville with his family in 1841 aged 4 (HO107; Piece: 390; Book: 5; Folio: 5; Page: 5) and an apprentice tailor in South Hayling when he was 14 in 1851 (HO 107/1656 f17). No obvious sign of him after that.

    Could a lad like that have become a Chief Engineer for the P&O line? It seems a heck of a leap. So I'd like to see the occupation of the father at that 1862 marriage so that I can (probably) eliminate William Nash the engineer. Is the image available anywhere, does anyone know?
    Barbara
     
  2. AnnB

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    I think the short answer is no :( I have ancestors from Millbrook and various surrounding parishes, but, as far as I am aware the images for the registers aren't on-line.
     
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    Thanks Ann, I feared that might be so. Hey ho, buy the cert before the prices go up, I suppose.
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  5. Flook

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    Slightly off-message, but I see that the P & O archives at Greenwich have staff registers for their engineers. It appears that documents in P&O/76/2 (1837-1871) may have some information relating to your man.

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    http://collections.rmg.co.uk/archive/objects/519484.html
     
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    Thanks Flook. If he turns out to be my man, I will definitely follow that up.
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