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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. "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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  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. 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 7:11 PM
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  4. 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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  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. 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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  7. Chief boatman / coastguard 1861 Flamborough

    I have an ancestor who in 1851 & 1861 was Chief boatman / coastguard 1861 in Flamborough. Im wondering if there is somekind of maritime site with regards to coastguards etc .I was hoping they may hold documentaion on him?

    Started by fountainpen‎, 19-01-2010 6:01 PM
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  8. 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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  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. 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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  11. 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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    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 6:42 PM
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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 8:50 AM
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  14. 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 7:21 PM
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  15. coastguard ,

    hi, i am trying to find a john colley born swailclife kent 1800ish, aparently was a coastguard for swailclife but i can not locate him i think his wifes name was louisa, had lots of children , can any one help :) liz

    Started by DELILAH‎, 21-11-2009 10:38 AM
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Coastguard stations

    Does anyone know anything about the coastguard station at Aberthaw? I have found an ancestor posted there in about 1821. Is there a history of it or can anyone point me to a photo of it. Many thanks

    Started by annieE‎, 04-08-2009 1:55 PM
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  20. 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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