How can I confirm if My 5 X G.Grandfather (John Stewart b.1760, Stewart-17064) was a Sea Captain?

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On John Stewarts wifes death certificate she is described as "widow of Captain John Stewart". Three of their sons are described as "Mariners"
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in Genealogy Help by Allan Stuart G2G6 Mach 2 (23.3k points)

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Try the link below it is the Lloyd's register of Merchant seamen (earliest surviving record is 1764. Another good resource is the National Archives ship registration registers.

 

http://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/researchers/research-guides/research-guide-c5-merchant-navy-sources-ship-histories
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