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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. Age At Promotion To Chief Officer?

    Does anyone know how old (typically) one would be before being offered promotion to Chief Officer? I have a James Clark who does not appear to be a CO in the 1871 census (he's just listed as Coastguard Service), but is a CO by the 1881 census. I've been looking through the nomination books...

    Started by racing girl‎, 09-01-2009 5:55 PM
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. customs officer at Fowey.

    Hi, My GGGGrandfather Thomas Courts was described in his will as a Superannuated Officer of his Majestys Customs, he was born in Fowey in 1761and died there in 1836. l am wondering what his actual job would have been,and is it possible that there would be any records of him at The National...

    Started by Valman‎, 20-01-2009 2:24 PM
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  8. Smile No 2 Battery, Parish of Worth, Kent

    Hi All, I have recently traced a relative in the 1841 Census a Josiah Dornford,RN, living at No2 Battery in the Parish of Worth. Does anyone have any information on this location and does it still exist?? Cheers|cheers|

    Started by Stephen Evans‎, 13-08-2009 10:14 AM
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  9. 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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  10. 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 6:06 PM
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  11. 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 4:52 AM
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  12. 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 5:07 PM
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  13. 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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  14. Excise Officer

    Hi I have a ggg grandfather James Spring mentioned as an "excise officer" from Galway on his daughter mary Ball nee spring's death cert....any ideas where I could find some info on this . Also a ggg grandfather george Marriott mentioned as customs officer in 1841-1871 slightly different wording...

    Started by hyatt‎, 03-10-2007 11:17 AM
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  15. 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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  16. Ship Pilot

    My great-great grandfather Samuel James Vincent is listed on census records as being a ship pilot in St. Mawes. Could anyone tell me exactly what that job entailed ?

    Started by judyryall‎, 02-01-2011 3:50 PM
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  17. 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 10:13 PM
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  18. 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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  19. 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 2:41 PM
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  20. 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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