Captain David Muir - information sought

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Captain David Muir - information sought

Post by rapiers4 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:47 pm

I wonder if anybody can shed some light on the shipping company or ships my wife's great grandfather , Captain David Muir, served with.

he was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, in 1825 and we have his Certificate of Competency as a Master issued by the Board of Trade in Glasgow 26/27th of May, 1851.

The numbers on the Certificate are 2882 and 121025

It seems that during his time he sailed from Liverpool, and his destinations included China and Japan.

We have a painting , possibly made in Hong Kong, probably of his ship, and I attach a photo of it. The company flag looks like a black goat on a white background.

I have gone to the usual internet genealogical routes but have yet to see a decent entry point to the information we are looking for.

Hoping this will be of interest to someone in the forum.

Ian Mockford
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