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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. Details of Coastguard activities

    My 3xGGfather joined the first coastguards in 1822 at Tenby and was at Freagh in Ireland then a chief boatman in Cork, Cove(Cobh), spending about 10 years in Ireland; he also worked in Milford Haven, Sandown in the Isle fo Wight (No1 Battery) about 1831, Rochester (Cockle Shell Hard) and Isle of...

    Started by Ozcalr‎, 13-08-2018 5:33 AM
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  2. Children of Coastguards in Ireland 1896-1922

    Hi, In 1992, as part of the celebrations surrounding the closure of an Irish National School (a primary in UK terms, an elementary in US terms) and a move to a new site in Cromane, Co. Kerry, Ireland, the children put on an exhibition about the history of the school. They went back to the early...

    Started by Kerryperson1‎, 22-07-2016 12:15 AM
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  3. Revenue Service records

    Hi all! My 5 x great grandfather Norman Chisholm was born in Stornoway, Scotland in 1808. I knew he was in the Coast Guard and the Revenue Service before that, but didn't know much else about those careers. Just recently, I found his Coast Guard records and they told me a lot! (the free downloads...

    Started by Slapshot21‎, 18-05-2013 12:35 AM
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  4. Coast Guard Stations

    |help| I'm looking for any information about the following Coast guard Stations where my GGrandfather, George Henry Barton, was stationed, 1870's-1900's . They are: Kessingland in Suffolk and Reculvers and Herne Bay in Kent. He was Chief Officer at the latter. As he lived at all three...

    Started by Sandra Parker‎, 13-02-2007 10:33 PM
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    Dear British Genealogy/Coastguards and Customs Officers Please can you help with this enquiry. Thank you. My husband's grandfather Horace Courtenay (born Horace Thrasher, baptised Horace Thresher) worked for the Coastguard Service and was sent to Blackpool during the Second World War,...

    Started by CourtenayL‎, 11-05-2013 10:47 PM
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  6. Information for Ancestor Donald Gunn

    My GGG grandfather Donald Gunn was a master carpenter. His marriage certificate dated 1831 states he was on the revenue cruiser HMS Stork. I think he was born in Scotland. His Wifes name was Alexandrina Mcdonald. His children were christen in newhaven susex. I guess this was where he was posted...

    Started by diamondgunn‎, 30-04-2012 8:58 PM
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  7. Coastguards' role during WW2?

    What was the Coastguards' role during WW2? Did they keep their eyes open for an invader? Did they make a note of passing ships? Peter

    Started by peter nicholl‎, 23-03-2013 1:23 PM
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  8. "Customs Boarder"?

    Isaac John MURRAY, formerly in the Royal Navy, appears in the 1881 census in Leith, Scotland, as a "Customs Boarder". What would this job entail? Going aboard ships to get a declaration from the captain? Or would he search for smuggled goods? At his death in 1894, he is described as "Customs...

    Started by Jane Elderfield‎, 26-06-2012 7:27 AM
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  9. Pill Pilots

    Does anyone have any information or family connection with Pill Pilots In particular the family name of Dickens. Best Regards, Sloop

    Started by SloopJB‎, 22-05-2012 4:06 PM
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  10. coastguards

    Hi I am trying to trace some of my family. My GGG Grandfather appears to have been a coastguard. According to the Gen UKI British Coastguards 1841-1901 Joseph Robinson was a coastguard in Willingdon 1841, Aberdeen 1841 and Barrow upon Humber 1851. Is it possible to find anymore information on...

    Started by KT in Trinidad‎, 05-11-2009 5:14 PM
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  11. Revenue Cutter

    I am trying to find a print/sketch/drawing of the Royal George Cutter or of a similar designed cutter, an ancestor was a mariner on board the Royal George in the early 1800's and I would like a picture to in his part of the family story, he lived on Cumbrae, Scotland so presume that is the area he...

    Started by tassiegirl‎, 22-07-2008 4:23 PM
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  12. Records for Customs Officers in mid 1700s

    I have an ancester, William Gambold, who was master of the cutter Pelham stationed in Beaumaris in the mid 1700s. Would service records identify any family information, or indeed his date of birth? Where are the records held? thanks.

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 23-11-2011 11:25 AM
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  13. Richard Middleton Wood

    Can anyone help with any info re Richard Middleton Wood. He was my 3x great grandfather. He was born 1799 in Kent and was listed as being a Preventive Officer in Kent. Any info would be most welcome David

    Started by chesil‎, 04-10-2011 10:02 AM
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  14. Joseph SHERRELL born 1816 Devon

    My G.Grandfather served during the Crimean War, I have been told he served on several ships. His Name is Joseph Sherrell, b. Devon 1816, served with the Coastguards in Essex during the 1850's and 1860's.

    Started by Eileen Sherrell‎, 19-08-2011 12:02 PM
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  15. Excise Officers - age of appointment?

    Hope the title (almost) says it all .... I've located my research subject in the minute books at TNA under CUST47 and the earliest record I can find is in 1738. I was hoping to work backwards, perhaps using an appointment age, to help locate the family of this man (say, assuming appointment...

    Started by lizone‎, 20-08-2011 5:53 PM
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  16. New Coastguard web site

    Hi Folks, some members of the old mailing list supplied me with a whole stack of Coastguard information, which was intended for a web site. Circumstances overtook me and the web site never got done. NOW THE GOOD NEWS- a new index of coastguards has been started by Stan Waight and it is on Genuki....

    Started by Terry‎, 13-07-2005 11:50 PM
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  17. Customs or Excise?

    Hi All My ancestor, at the baptism of his child in 1819, was described as a 'Custom House Officer'. At a later baptism, 1821, he was described as an 'Excise Officer'. Does this indicate a change of employer, promotion, internal transfer or were the terms used interchangeably?

    Started by rocala‎, 20-08-2010 6:05 PM
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  18. Re: Scottish Excise Officer John McCarthy

    Hello again to all the BG Forum Members Please may I ask if you could kindly help me to locate further Occupational information on a John McCarthy, registered as an Excise Officer in the 1881 Scotland Census and as a 1st Class Officer, Inland Revenue Department, in the 1901 Scotland Census? ...

    Started by suzieq08‎, 28-05-2011 4:41 PM
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  19. Charles Giles of the "Hind".

    Hi, l'm trying to find out about Charles Giles who married Alice Courts in 1808 in Fowey, on their marriage details it states "of the Hind" and l've found him mentioned as a Coastguard on the revenue cutter, they had a son also Charles in 1809, but l cannot find anything else about the family. l...

    Started by Valman‎, 16-05-2011 11:33 AM
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  20. Question Clerk in the Custom House

    My g.g.g.grandfather was Isaac Bushby, his occupation on baptisms and certificates has been described as Gent, Clerk in the Custom House, Mercantile Clerk and Custom House Agent. I couldn't find him on a list of Custom House Agents so I'm guessing his widowed wife was embelishing her youngest...

    Started by Woodpecker‎, 11-01-2010 1:32 PM
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