Archive for the ‘Coastguards’ Category

Thomas Davies (Coastguard)

  Thomas Davies, a coastguard stationed at Needs, Ore, also Lymington, Hayling Bridge, Southsea and Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. Born 1872 in Wales, he joined the Royal Navy and then the coastguard service. He also went to Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire before returning to the South coast. He had children born at some of these […]

Coastguard Harding

  Arthur Harding, a coastguard at Bembridge, Isle of Wight and Guernsey.  Born at Stoke Poges, he married a local Isle of Wight girl, Mary Ann Etheridge.  He was a regular lifeboat-man at Bembridge, a roll that was also carried out by his brother-in-law and father-in-law.  Arthur died at Portland in Dorset and is commemorated […]

St. Lawrence Coastguard Cottages

These cottages (rear view) at Woody Bay are on the cliff overlooking the English Channel towards France, a beautiful view.  A very open spot, bleak and windy in the winter.  The outbuildings can be seen far right, were probably used as a store for equipment,  one was normally used as a communal washhouse by the families. They have […]

Atherfield Coastguard Cottage

These cottages are in a very open and exposed part of the southern coast of the island, situated in a field overlooking the sea.  The wind is so strong in this area that the trees grow bent over towards the north.  Built in the same style as the others, in a block of five, they are unmistakeable. […]

Coastguards A-E

THE PEOPLE NAMED BELOW, ARE LISTED IN THE RECORDS AS BEING COASTGUARDS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND THE ISLE OF WIGHT. THE DATES SHOWN DO NOT REFLECT THEIR TIME IN THE SERVICE, IT JUST SHOWS THE DATES OF THE RECORDS FOUND. THERE ARE OTHER DETAILS AVAILABLE, WHICH I CAN SUPPLY UPON REQUEST.  Some  have been taken from the census, and you […]

Coastguard Service Records

FOR A CLEARER VIEW, CLICK ON THE IMAGE Extracted from the Service Record Book for H.M.’s Coastguard, district (Southern England) 1905-1918

Coastguard Snippets

TRINITY HOUSE AND COASTGUARD SNIPPETS  These are general snippets of information that I have come across in my searches, which I thought you may find interesting, I will add to them as and when I see more.  For some there are more details, denoted by a succession of dots …… I will be happy to […]

Coastguard Cottages

  The old Coastguard Watchtower overlooking Bembridge harbour and St. Helens. photo taken Aug 2004 by my daughter Hazel  and used with her kind permission.     Springvale Coastguard Cottages  Situated on the front facing the Solent just across from the beach. One can see the view right along the southern coast of the mainland from this point. […]

Coastguards 1861 Census

SOME OF THE COASTGUARDS ON THE MAIN C/G PAGES ARE LISTED BELOW WITH THEIR FAMILIES RG9/653 folio 15 (Whippingham, East Cowes) .. William Williams. head. 40. Coastguard man. Maker, Cornwall. Sophia Williams. wife. 42. Sheviock, Cornwall. William B. Williams. son. 11. Scholar. East Cowes, Hants. Mary J. Williams. dau. 10. Scholar. Northwood, Hants. Joseph Williams. […]

Coastguards 1851 Census

SOME OF THE COASTGUARDS ON THE MAIN C/G PAGES ARE LISTED BELOW WITH THEIR FAMILIES HO107/1662 folio 19 (Sticelett, Northwood) Sticelet Cottage no.1 .. Charles Marks. head. 30. Comm Boatman Coastguard. Newcastle, Northumberland. Eliza Marks. wife. 32. Devonport, Devon. Sticelet Cottage no.2 .. William Forward. head. 25. Coastguardman. Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Ann Forward. wife. 23. North […]