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    Quote Originally Posted by chesil View Post
    I know he married an Esther Roberts 1821 in Deal, Kent.
    I know this does not relate to the occupation of either the father or the son, but here is a small contribution from me. A snippet from the newspaper that you may not have.

    Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries

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    On the 6th instant, in Richmond-street, Southampton, Esther, wife of Mr. Richard Middleton Wood, age 65.

    The Hampshire Advertiser, Southampton, Saturday, November 11, 1865

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    There is a story attached to a number of trees on Ancestry that describes some of the locations of the WOOD family; I don't know if you have read it. (There is also an excellent photo of Richard Middleton WOOD jnr.)

    To summarise a little of it...
    • 1823: the family were in Abbotsbury, Dorset
    • 1825: son Richard was born Abbotsbury
    • 1826: son Thomas christened in the Church at Pucknowle, near Abbotsbury.
      (Apparently, the customs cottages that the family lived in are still there today.)
    • 1833: the family were in Fort Twiss, Hythe, Saint Leonards, Kent
    I imagine some of this information was obtained from the children's baptism records. Have you thought of obtaining copies for yourself (for the address and occupation information it may have on them.) Granted you would have to obtain them from various archives, as the family moved about a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesil View Post
    Family lore states he was a master mairner employed by Sir James Lamont but have found he is not registered as a master mariner.
    This publication ...
    Seasons with the sea-horses: or, Sporting adventures in the northern seas, by James Lamont, published in 1861
    ...mentions Mr. Wood (sailing-master) a few times. You may want to read it to see if you can figure out if he is your Richard Wood jnr. The yacht Ginevra is mentioned in this book and I noticed on one of the trees that Richard apparently sailed this yacht for James Lamont.

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    Hi

    I hope you don't mind, but I have constructed Richard Woods Coastguard career from the Establishments Books (ADM 175 series) that are available as free downloads off the National Archives website.

    He first entered the Coastguard service as a Boatman on 20 November 1821, from Griffiths St., Deal, with a posting to Brighton (ADM 175/4 pdf 18), Nomination No. 1082 (ADM 175/74 pdf 81). He then made the following moves:

    5 Feb 1823 to Sheerness (ADM 175/4 pdf 8)
    29 Nov 1823 to Felpham
    8 May 1824 to Abbottsbury Castle (ADM 175/4 pdf 134)
    15 June 1827 to Yantlett Creek
    15 April 1830 promoted to Commissioned Boatman (ADM 175/5 pdf 16)
    22 July 1830 to Erith (ADM 175/5 pdf 343)
    21 Oct 1830 to Rainham
    2 April 1831 to Lydd following promotion to Chief Boatman (ADM 175/6 pdf 168)
    4 Dec 1832 to Camber
    28 Jan 1835 to Pelter Brig (ADM 175/6 pdf 130) - Note: this was a moored ship used as a CG Station.
    17 Nov 1838 to Fort Twiss (Hythe) (ADM 175/6 pdf 142)
    13 July 1843 to Tower 24 - Note: an old Martello Tower
    22 Aug 1845 to Grand Redoubt (ADM 175/7 pdf 159)
    9 Jan 1852 to No.2 Battery
    11 May to Camber (ADM 175/7 pdf 155)
    6 July 1852 Discharged - superannuation of 40/annum. (ADM 175/7 pdf 171)

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    Martin,

    Thank you very much. I could not have asked for more.

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    Hello,

    Thank you for this info. I found the book on the internet. I am in process of downloading (it is free).

    David

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    Hi Mutley,
    Thank you. I did not have that info.
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    Hello,
    I noted that in 1821 Richard Woods number was 1082 but by 1827 it was R851. Does this mean he had a different number for each post or am I looking at two Richards Woods?

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    David

    The 1082 is his number in the Nomination Book, where the R(number) indicates Removed. Unlike ships Muster and Description Books I don't think these numbers have any relevance except to a clerk, but I'm quite happy if someone else corrects me on this point.

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    Hello,

    Would your book give advice for research on registered seamen who worked on private yachts?
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