Seeking any info on the above person, WILLIAM WEEDEN, who is listed on the Register of Seamen's Protection. WILLIAM is listed as 16yrs of age when he was certified on March 31, 1797 in Rhode Island. He is described as dark complexioned and having been born in Newport, RI, c. 1731. Any help on mariner info of the times may prove helpful. Thanks. Most sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.