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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 1:24 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 10:07 AM
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  1. 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 7:56 PM
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  2. Question Search for Coastguard THOMAS THOMAS 1825-1850

    I am searching for details of my g-g-grandfather who is listed in 1851 census in Veryan Cornwall as a retired chief boatman. THOMAS THOMAS: He was born 1790-1793 in St Ives Cornwall Married Margaret Paynter Harry in 1815 St Ives Cornwall & 3 children born in St Ives to 1828. Child Richard...

    Started by Patty-T‎, 23-04-2006 8:43 AM
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  3. Samuel ROSS Coastguard, County Donegal and Scotland

    KIa ora / Greetings from the South West Pacific, I am researching my 2 x Great Grandfather, Samuel ROSS was born 12 March 1790 at Hillhall Drumbo County Down Ireland. Seamans ticket number 157437 National Archives Kew B T 113/79 first went to sea 1812 Served in Navy- No He married (1) Jane...

    Started by rangismith‎, 01-04-2006 5:16 AM
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  4. Question Davey family

    I am trying to track the coastguard records of John Davey who was at Fairlight 1881 and Needs Ore 1901 and one of his sons who was in East Anglia - possibly Cromer

    Started by dmbaker‎, 17-02-2006 4:58 AM
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  5. Barlogue, Co Cork

    Sorry if people have seen this post before, but I've posted on the coastguardsofyesteryear site about Barlogue (presumably a coastguard station? - it's in Co Cork, whatever), hoping that someone might know why this place should have been deemed a 'punishment'? Barlogue was the 'punishment'...

    Started by clarefmshaw‎, 14-12-2005 3:05 PM
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  6. John Stevenson

    Having just found my gt grandfather John Stevenson in the 1861 census in the navy on a ship in Port Royal Jamaica, in 1871 census he was still in the navy but was at home with his family in Plymouth, and I know from the 1881 census that he then became a coastguard in Lincolnshire, and presume that...

    Started by Terry‎, 20-09-2005 3:02 PM
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  7. Looking up at National Archives

    I'm not sure what asking someone to look up archives really entails. My grandfather was a coastguard from C1870+ to C1905+. I have found over 20 references to coastguard in the ADM series, I have all the exact numbers. I would appreciate someone explaining whether it is reasonable to ask someone to...

    Started by Sandra Parker‎, 19-09-2005 9:41 AM
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  8. Question Preventive Water Guard

    Dear List Can anyone please point me in the direction of information about the Preventive Water Guard? I know my g-g-g-grandfather JAMES CRONE was with the service in the 1820s-30s, and subsequently with the Coastguard service. It appears that he served on HMS Bathurst, one of the Preventive...

    Started by clarefmshaw‎, 02-09-2005 10:46 AM
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  9. Question Ship-based coastguard stations, Kent

    Hopefully someone can help me with this one! My g-g-grandfather, John Crone, gave his place of birth on various censuses as Sheerness or Queenborough (both the Isle of Sheppey, Kent) in 1828. When he was in the navy (prior to his coastguard career) his place of birth is recorded on a naval...

    Started by clarefmshaw‎, 29-07-2005 11:19 AM
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  10. Question naval/coastguard ratings: abbreviations and meanings

    I wonder if anyone can confirm the meaning of a couple of ratings' abbreviations found on the continuous service record of my g-g-grandfather, John Crone? At the start of his CS naval record in 1846, his RN rating is given as 'LM': I can't find any explanation of this abbreviation. Later in...

    Started by clarefmshaw‎, 30-06-2005 3:01 PM
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  11. HINES in databases

    Hi, know several of you have databases on Coastguards. I'm missing a few of my HINES rellies who may have been coastguards. Particular names are William James HINES (born 1837), Sussex & Dorset areas, Sidney (1880). But interested in details of any HINES in the coastguards, as it could help....

    Started by Rita in Norfolk‎, 29-06-2005 11:15 AM
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  12. Hampshire Coastguards

    Can anyone tell me if there likely to be any records available of Coastguards in Hampshire in the 1850s, and Devon in the 1860's? Both myself and my wife have a Coastguard featuring in our records. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers Derek

    Started by Derek W‎, 30-05-2005 11:19 AM
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  13. Wink Coastguard Timothy CRONE

    I came across this today, and am posting it in case it is of help to someone. :) 1881 Census, RG11/0721 Folio 5, Page 3 37 South St. Greenwich, Kent. CRONE, Timothy, head, m, 55, Coastguard Pensioner, b. Kinsale, IRL CRONE, Elizabeth, wife, m, 53, b. Fowey, CON CRONE, Emily, daur, u, 21,...

    Started by busyglen‎, 29-01-2005 11:36 AM
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  14. HM Customs Records

    I wonder if anyone has any thoughts about this one - I have a John BAKER who married in 1873, of full age, describing himself as a grocer. I have him in the 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses and all the records are consistent with each other. He consistently gives an age which implies a date of birth...

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 28-04-2005 11:24 AM
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  15. Pendeen Watch Cornwall

    Hello I'm looking for anyone with a shared interest in the costguards, wrecks and rescues at the Pendeen Watch Cornwall. Hope to hear from you. Jim

    Started by Sheppardj‎, 27-03-2005 1:18 AM
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  16. Looking for any DEASON coastguards

    Hi, I am researching DEASON from Cornwall. Some were coastguards either born in Cornwall or had Cornish origins. Would be interested in any information. Kind regards Rick

    Started by ricksmith‎, 14-11-2004 11:15 PM
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  17. Coastguards after 1918

    Does anyone know where I can find records of Coastguards after 1918?My grandfather John Selby was a coastguard at Newport Pembrokeshire but I don't know when he started in the service.He was certainly there during World War 2 and from then on I think.I would like to find out when he started. Any...

    Started by artdes‎, 25-02-2005 10:30 PM
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  18. Cool Revenue Officer

    I have received my great great grandfathers marriage certificate today. John Chellens Bennett married Esther Morgan in 1848. His occupation is listed as Officer in HM Customs and states his address as 'on board of the Lion Revene Cutter stationed at Dover'. Would there be any records with HM...

    Started by Lily‎, 14-02-2005 9:55 PM
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  19. Question Coastguard Medals

    I am trying to help another researcher and wonder if anyone on the Forum can help. You are all such a knowledgeable lot. :) Does anyone know what length of service a Coastguard Boatman would have had to do before receiving a medal of `Long Service and Good Conduct'? Was there a set number of...

    Started by busyglen‎, 31-01-2005 7:24 PM
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  20. Thumbs up Coastguard/Excise/Smugglers Memorials

    I have just come across the following site and thought it might be of interest to someone researching the above. Maritime Memorials: http://www.nmm.ac.uk/memorials/Index.cfm It has loads of other memorials relating to Seafarers and Maritime related deaths. Glenys

    Started by busyglen‎, 31-01-2005 11:24 AM
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