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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  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. 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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  13. 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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  14. Researching a Customshouse Officer

    Thanks to some help from BG member and my own research, I have found my gr gr gandfather Edmund/Edward BILLS was a Customhouse officer in London in the mid to late 1900's. How do I go about looking for any archive there may be about him? I am going to London for a few days in April and would...

    Started by janiegirl‎, 08-01-2008 2:50 PM
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  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. 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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  20. 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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