Records for the port of Aberystwyth

Documents by port

This page provides details of the documents for a port, split into Crew Lists and Shipping Registers. We have not attempted to list other maritime documents relataing to a port.

The sources of this information are:

For crew lists, we list the archives which hold documents, and the years covered. For more detail, where possible we link to the archive's catalogue, or TNA's Discovery. However, several archives have catalogues driven by software called DServe, or the ironically named CalmView, which is best described as 'user hostile'. It needs considerable patience to use, is often slow, or just locks up. Beware.

It is important to remember that some crew list documents for each port will be held at TNA (a 10% sample) and at the National Maritime Museum (years ending in 5 and 1861 and 1862). Even in cases where the local archive obtained a large proportion of their documents, some were missed and made their way to the Maritime History Archive (MHA). Many archives only took a sample of the documents for their local ports and the remainder are at MHA. For other ports, including London, Norfolk and the Scottish ports, virtually all the crew lists are at MHA. Inevitably, some documents were also mis-sorted and are now strays in other archives.

In due course, we hope to be able to provide more detailed cataloguing for the documents for each port and archive.

For shipping registers, we list the documents for the port and which archives hold them. For some documents at one or two archives, we have been able to make an index by folio (page). For the port of Rochester volumes we provide links to the archive's images of the register. For the documents for the Isle of Man ports, we are able to provide a transcript of each folio, including the names of owners, masters and builders. These names of individuals can be found by using the 'People named in shipping registers' search page.

Crew lists for Aberystwyth DetailDetails for all archives

Archive Years Reference Notes Our information source Links
Ceredigion Archives, Aberystwyth 1863 - 1913 TSR The archive holds a small sample of the documents for the port of Aberystwyth. The archive catalogue includes crew names. More crew lists for Aberystwyth ships are held at the National Library of Wales. Archive online catalogue. DetailDetails Archive catalogue
Gwynedd Archives Service, Dolgellau 1863 - 1913 Z/DAI The archive holds documents for Aberdyfi ships which were registered at Aberystwyth. Archive catalogue, Archives Wales DetailDetails
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1863 - 1913 ABERSHIP Archive online catalogue has a list of vessels and documents. A recently completed transcription of Aberystwyth crew lists is available as a zip file download containing thousands of spreadsheets. Archive online catalogue DetailDetails Archive catalogue

Shipping registers for Aberystwyth

Archive Years Reference Notes Our information source Links
Ceredigion Archives, Aberystwyth 1824 - 1985 AT/SHIP The archive online catalogue has index by vessel. Archive online catalogue. Register list Archive catalogue