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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Coastguards during the Crimean War

    There were approximately 2600 Coast Guards who entered the Royal Navy to help fill a manning shortage during the Crimean War (1854-56). For the majority of these men there is no official record of this service. In an effort to redress this I have just completed a three-year project (I work...

    Started by crimea1854‎, 07-09-2010 2:24 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful Coastguard/Preventive Men Links

    Here are some links that mostly relate to specific places or areas that can assist in finding those elusive families. www. genuki.org.uk/big/Coastguards/index.html Here you will find records of some Coastguards and family records, which has a searchable index. www....

    Started by busyglen‎, 03-09-2007 11:07 AM
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  1. Coastuards and the Crimean War

    Does anyone know how to find out if a particular coastguard served in the Crimean War rather than at their coastguard station for any time in the period 1854-1856? More than 3,000 coastguards did serve in the War. My great great great grandfather claimed sometimes that my great great...

    Started by David_Ealing‎, 19-04-2008 3:41 PM
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  2. A blind coastguard?

    I have to share this - it may just be my warped sense of the ridiculous, but ... I have just found my 2xgreat uncle working as a coastguard in Shorwell, Hampshire in 1851 - definitely him, everything fits with other known facts. He is living at the coastguard station with two others also working...

    Started by Barbara Wilkinson‎, 19-01-2009 11:25 AM
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  3. Newbie with Custom man query Plymouth 1810-18

    Hello am very new to the history of the Customs service -I have an ancestor who was listed as an extraman in the Customs in Devonport c1810-customs officer in Plymouth 1818 and then again extraman 1821 and 1824 would appreciate an explanation of these different terms/ranks many thanks

    Started by jessica-red‎, 30-11-2008 9:04 PM
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  4. Customs Officer in Royal Artillery??!!

    Hello everyone! I am struggling with a couple of inconsistancies in my research. My GGG-grandfather was listed on his daughter's marriege cert. as Staff Sgt Major, RA. His name was Alexander McMinn. I have a service record (discharge papers) for same, that states he was off to reside in...

    Started by Mhilsden‎, 05-10-2008 12:24 AM
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  5. Coastguard ship `Curlew'

    I recently found `by accident' a memorial stone in Queenborough Churchyard, that appears to relate to the deaths of four people, on the ship Curlew. Being interested in Coastguards, I jotted down as much information as I could read, as it is split in two and a lot is eroded. The bits I can read...

    Started by busyglen‎, 01-07-2007 7:06 PM
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  6. ADM 175 Records of service of the Coastguard 1816-1947

    ADM 175 Records of service of the Coastguard 1816-1947 See http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/digital-microfilm.asp

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 01-10-2008 8:11 PM
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  7. Coastguards in Kent 1847

    Whilst browsing a directory of Kent in 1847, I spotted these coastguards and thought I would list them in case anyone is looking for locations in the 1840s. I'm afraid they only list the coastguard, not the family. Reculver Coastguard Stn Lt. Rd. B. BOWDEN Lt. H. JESTON Herne Bay...

    Started by busyglen‎, 20-09-2008 3:47 PM
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  8. Researching Customs Service Records at Kew (TNA)

    Hello all - I debated whether to start a new thread or just add to an existing one and decided that this might get more attention - my apologies is this is not considered good etiquette. My 2xg-gf, Charles Perrott (b. 1816), was listed as a Customs Officer in the 1841 and 1851 censuses, and a...

    Started by CanadianCousin‎, 14-07-2008 6:07 PM
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  9. COAST GUARDS FALMOUTH

    Hi Does anyone have any information on the coastguards of Falmouth Cornwall in The 1800's. My relative served as a coastguard there in those days. I would like to know where he worked from, the location if possible , just about anything. His name was John BENNETT thanks Colin Bennett

    Started by colin bennett‎, 28-08-2008 7:42 PM
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  10. Jacob Jary or Jairy 1781 - 1851 Norfolk, England

    I am trying to find out more about Jacob Jary or Jairy who was a Customs House Officer at Cley Next The Sea in Norfolk?

    Started by Sheila Mitchell‎, 24-08-2008 6:56 PM
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  11. searching for William Ellis

    Hi I am trying to locate WILLIAM ELLIS prior to 1851 when he was a coastguard stationed at Shellness, Kent. He was born in Cornwall, as was his wife Catherine and their children were born in Flushing (Elizabeth 1830), Falmouth (Margaret 1833) and Ireland (Susan 1939). This last makes me think...

    Started by RachelW‎, 28-07-2008 5:33 PM
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  12. Smile Customs Officer

    My GGG Grandfather Peter Sterling 1803 Devon to 6/4/1867 Bexley Heath Dartford was a superannuated officer of HM Customs of the Port of London. I'm trying to find out further information on his career etc. His wife was Elizabeth Johnson Sterling nee Isworth. Peter's death cert. lists him as...

    Started by Robynlooking‎, 15-05-2008 5:52 AM
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  13. Coast Guards of Yesteryear

    Just to let you know that this is such a helpful site have found through Tony the Boss records to now match my Harris Coastguard.At least I now can confirm where he was stationed in Galway.Well done CG of Yesteryear |hug|

    Started by elizabethjones1‎, 13-03-2008 9:50 AM
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  14. Coast Guard in Cornwall and Galway 1850 approx

    Hi does any one have information on the Harris family who I think came from Falmouth but then William Henry Harris moved on to Galway (May have been born there even) definately Bunowen also Spiddal, Clifden and Ballyconneely Wife Mary? have tried so many Coastguard stes to no avail as yet Eliza.

    Started by elizabethjones1‎, 29-02-2008 10:43 AM
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  15. Researching a Customshouse Officer

    Thanks to some help from BG member and my own research, I have found my gr gr gandfather Edmund/Edward BILLS was a Customhouse officer in London in the mid to late 1900's. How do I go about looking for any archive there may be about him? I am going to London for a few days in April and would...

    Started by janiegirl‎, 08-01-2008 2:50 PM
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  16. Question Coastguards - surnames Lyden and Jagoe/Jago

    I've recently tracked down quite alot of information on my coastguard/navy forebears, the Crones - I've found 3 generations of coastguards as well as within-generation coastguards, ie brothers who were coastguards, sisters marrying coastguards - many born in Kent and also Kinsale, Ireland. I...

    Started by clarefmshaw‎, 01-07-2005 11:13 PM
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  17. Coastguard

    My Gt Granduncle George Smart born in Shearsby Leicestershire 1837.was a coastguard. The 1871 census shows him with his family, wife Anne & children Emily,George & George senior's sister Catherine. He is stationed at Oldstairs Ringwould Kent. He is listed on the Genuki site mentioned here....

    Started by ella‎, 03-10-2007 8:21 PM
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  18. Help with abbreviations on Coastguard Services records

    Hi, I am looking for information on location of stations & ships, and the abbreviations used on Coastguard Registers of Seamen's Services records, can anyone help? AnnE

    Started by Ann E‎, 28-01-2007 2:54 PM
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  19. Coastguard - Lydd/Dungeness

    My great grandfather, William BROE, was a coastguard and between 1890 and 1896 was stationed at the Grand Redoubt coastguard station at Lydd. The 1891 census shows his there with his wife and family. I am having problems establishing its exact location. My grandfather remembered living in...

    Started by mikebroe‎, 12-01-2007 5:46 PM
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  20. Searching for coastguard in 1841 - 1851

    His name: Nicholas Merrifiled His wife Ann and baby girl,Ann are on the 1841 census, living in Falmouth. No Nicholas. He had a son there in 1844, then two more children in Faversham,Kent 1846 and 1847. The 1861 census has him in Yorkshire,retired. Where could he have been? Any suggestios as to...

    Started by Wardy‎, 16-06-2006 8:56 PM
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