Hi my great grandfather john Oman was from Dunnet. Son of William and Margaret Laurie who married in 1836. I believe William was also married to Eliza Shearer.
Apparently my great grandfather was one a merchant seaman and family gossip is he did the "Spice Route"! He also apparently had a prosthetic leg. Not a wooden leg.
I have never found any more info of his life at sea, what ships he sailed on or whether the prosthetic leg story is true.
Does anybody know where and what records I could research to find such information.

Krysia Hyde