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Cornwall  Smugglers

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Coast Guard / Revenue / Salt Officers

 

King or Queens Men Born in Cornwall Served Elsewhere

       

This page came about following a letter from Sylvia to the GuestBook. I contacted her and she sent details of her grandfather and his brother both of whom were born in Cornwall and eventually joined the Coastguard and served elsewhere. A number of other people have sent in details of family members who having been born in Cornwall and joined either the Customs, Excise, Coastguard or Preventative service  and served outside Cornwall. So my thanks to Sylvia, and if you have ancestors who you would like to add to the list then please send me the information by clicking  Here.

 

           
Name Age Position Where Serving  Born Ref.

Abbot John

46 Coastguard No. 2 Battery, Worth St Neots 1881 Census

Adams Peter

32 Coastguard Chivelstone, Devon Millbrook 1881 Census

Adlam William

27 Coastguard Seasalter, Kent Torpoint 1891

Andrews William

46 Coastguard East Cowes, IOW St German's 1861 Census

Arbin James

32 Coastguard Lydd, Kent Gorran Haven 1881 Census

Arthur John

54 Coastguard Ilfracombe, Dev Marazion 1851 Census

Austin Henry

42 Coastguard Watchet, Som Maker 1881 Census

Avery Benjamin

33 Coastguard Lepe, Hamp Cawsand 1851 Census

Name

Age Position Where Serving  Born Ref.

Ball William

27 Coastguard Dartmouth Saltash 1881 Census

Bant Thomas

50 Coastguard Beaulieu, Hants Falmouth 1881 Census

Barber Francis

32 Coastguard Bournemouth Hants Falmouth 1881 Census

Barker Thomas

40 Coastguard Teignmouth, Dev Coverack 1851 Census

Barrett Richard N.

59 Coastguard (Pen) Melcombe Regis, Dor Saltash 1881 Census

Bartle Henry

28 Coastguard Worth, Kent Camborne 1891 Census

Batten Thomas

34 Coastguard East Deal, Kent Saltash 1881 Census

Batchelor Thomas

37 Coastguard Walton Suffolk St Austell 1891 Census

Bate John

62 Coastguard (Pen) Wisbech, Camb Polruan 1881 Census

Bate Nathaniel

66 Coastguard (Pen) Walmer, Kent Polperro 1871 Census

Bates William

41 Coastguard Hurst, Hamp Fowey 1861, Census

Beet Thomas

57 Coastguard Torcross, Dev Falmouth 1851 Census

Bennett Thomas

35 Coastguard Hurst Hamp Gwennap 1901 Census

Berrett William J

28 Coastguard Chadwell St Mary, Essex Fowey 1881 Census

Berryman John

39 Coastguard Cromer, Essex Crowan 1861 Census

Betenson James

43 Coastguard Townsend Hougham, Kent St Antony 1861 Census

Bewes Joseph H. 

43 Coastguard Ventnor IOW Torpoint 1871 Census

Biddick George

38 Coastguard Hope Cove, Devon Cornwall 1881 Census

Billing Joseph C.

31 Coastguard Brook IOW Cornwall 1851 Census

Bimpcoat John W.

63 Coastguard (Pen) Woolston, Hants St Austell 1881 Census

Blake James

34 Coastguard Rye, Hamp Saltash 1861 Census

Blamey Thomas

46 Coastguard Hallshand Cawsand 1851 Census

Bond Frederick W.T.

37 Coastguard Torquay, Devon Torpoint 1851 Census

Bond Walter

33 Coastguard Netley, Hamp. Millbrook 1891 Census

Bond William

38 Coastguard Corton, Suffolk St Austell 1861 Census

Bosquet Charles L.

41 Coastguard Eastchurch, Kent Mylor 1861 Census

Bowden Isaac 

64 Coastguard (Pen) Toxteth, Liverpool St Antony 1881 Census

Bowden William

38 Coastguard Babbacombe, Devon Lanteglos, Polruan 1851 Census

Brimming John

33 Coastguard East Cowes IOW Saltash 1881 Census

Broad John 

48 Coastguard (Pen) Dover, Kent Cawsand 1871 Census

Brock John

66 Coastguard East & West Flegg, Norfolk St Antony 1851 Census

Brown Archibald

41 Coastguard Bridport, Dorset Cawsand 1881 Census

Brown Edward 

63 Coastguard (Pen) East Stonehouse, Dev Cawsand 1881 Census

Buchan George

30 Coastguard Marston, Norfolk Cawsand 1881 Census

Bulmer William

45 Coastguard Niton IOW Lanhorn 1871 Census

Bunt John N.

55 Coastguard Sandown IOW Ruan, Lizard 1871 Census

Burdon John

68 Coastguard (Pen) Watchet, Somerset Falmouth 1881 Census

Burns William

48 Coastguard Watchet, Somerset Mevagissey 1881 Census

Burt Joseph Henry

33 Coastguard Ventnor IOW Torpoint 1861 Census

Name

Age Position Where Serving  Born Ref.

Caldwell William

46 Coastguard Easton, IOW Newlyn 1851 Census

Capel William

29 Coastguard West Wittering, Sussex Gwennap 1881 Census

Carbis Thomas H. B.

38 Coastguard Exmouth, Devon Penzance 1881 Census

Carne Henry

34 Coastguard Charmouth, Dorset  Fowey 1851 Cencus

Chambers

40 Coastguard Ventnor IOW Cornwall 1861 Census

Charlick Robert

48 Coastguard Barton, Hamp Millbrook 1851 Census

Chennoweth William

44 Coastguard Sheerness, Kent St Mawes 1861 Census

Cheswell Frederick Albert

36 Coastguard East Cowes IOW Liskeard 1901 Census

Cock Henry

48 Coastguard Hayling Island, Hamp Cawsand 1861 Census

Cole John

45 Coastguard Palling, Norfolk Cornwall 1901 Census

Colliner Richard

39 Coastguard Littleham, Devon St Germans 1851 Census

Collins Charles

41 Coastguard Stanpit, Hamp Looe 1871 Census

Collins John

35 Coastguard Ireland St Mawes 1881 Census

Collins Joseph

40 Coastguard Branscombe, Dorset St Mawes 1851 Census

Colwell John

51 Coastguard Portland, Dorset St Germans 1881 Census

Colwell William

57 Coastguard Freshwater Bay IOW Newlyn 1861 Census

Congdon Henry

35 Coastguard Alverstoke Hamp Fowey 1861 Census

Cook William

36 Coastguard Walton West Pem. Wales Truro 1881 Census

Cook William

35 Coastguard Ryde IOW Saltash 1891 Census

Cornish John

29 Coastguard Bold Head, Dev. Charlestown 1891 Census

Couch George

31 Coastguard East Cowes, IOW St Germans 1861 Census

Couch James

26 Coastguard Newhaven, Sussex St Just 1861 Census

Couch John

28 Coastguard Gurnard IOW Falmouth 1851 Census

Crabb Henry

34 Coastguard Monkwearmouth, Dur Launceston 1881 Census

Craddock John

32 Coastguard Sheerness, Kent St Austell 1901 Census

Crapp Robert

31 Coastguard Sidmouth, Devon East Looe 1851 Census

Cronan Cornelius

41 Coastguard Charmouth, Dorset Porthleven 1891 Census

Crowther Peter

39 Coastguard Tenby, Pem. Wales Padstow 1891 Census

Cullinare Charles

30 Coastguard Sheerness, Kent Camborne 1891 Census

Curgenven John

39 Coastguard Brightstone IOW Veryan 1861 Census

Curnaw Michael

44 Coastguard Brixham, Devon Penzance 1851 Census

Curtis Francis

47 Coastguard Portsea, Hamp Breage 1841 Census

Name

Age Position Where Serving  Born Ref.

Daniell Henry

53 Coastguard Newhaven, Sussex St Kevern 1861 Census

Dankester Frederick

33 Coastguard Icklesham, Sussex St Austell 1891 Census

 

         
 

 

 

Officers and Men nominated to the Preventive Boat Service (my thanks to Diane Wynne)

All the men in the list below, were PAYED OFF from  Royal Naval vessels and transferred to Preventive Boat Service Reference also the vessels "Enchantress", "Rattlesnake", and "Jacobus" between the 15th day of November 1816, and the 19th day of March 1819;

: REF. -  ZHC/693  XC3251 PRO KEW 

 

               
Date Name Position Age Where Born Service Annual Salary By whom recommended or appointed
Jan 1817 James Wilson Boatman 31 Flushing 13y �5 Paid off from the Industry Revenue Cutter, and transferred to the Preventive Boat Service
" George Hambly " 26 Morwenstow 8y �5 Paid off from the Fox Revenue Cutter, and transferred to the Preventive Boat Service
" James Thomas " 30 St Ellery 13y �5 Ditto
" James Dawes " 31 Marazion 13y �5 Ditto
" William Pascoe " 20 Porthlevan 10y �5 Ditto
" George Miller " 30 St Michael's Mount 16y 7m �5 Ditto
" George John " 24 " 6y �5 Ditto
" John Anther " 22 " 9y �5 "
" William Wilcock " 25 Marazion 10y 6m �5 "
" Moses Martyn (mate) Chief Officer 26 Padstow 15y 6m �15 Paid off from the Alarm Revenue Cutter, and transferred to the Preventive Boat Service
" William Harvey Boatman 40 St Just 21y �5 Captain Hanchett
Feb. 1817 Mathias Jenkins " 33 Tresco IoS 5y �5 From Providence Revenue Cutter; Captain Hanchett
" Samuel Nicholas " 29 " 11y 1m �5 "
" Samuel Woodcock " 24 St Martins IoS 9y �5 "
Mar. 1817 John Barnes " 36 St Mary's IoS 22y 8m �5 Paid off from the Providence Revenue Cutter, and transferred to the Preventive Boat Service
" John Pender " 36 Scilly 11y 9m �5 "
" Edmund Lakey " 24 " 10y 1m �5 "
" William Nicholls " 26 " 8y �5 "
" Sampson Woodcock " 34 " 18y 2m �5 "
" Alexander McCoy " 34 Tresco IoS 15y 9m �5 "
" George Evans " 28 Cawsand 16y 5m �5 Paid off from the Wolf, Revenue Cutter, and transferred to the Preventive Boat Service
June 1817 Edward Fry " 30 St Ives 15y �5 Paid off from the Speedwell Revene Cutter, and transferred to the Preventive Boat Service
" John Cornish Strongman " 26 Penryn Cornwall 15y �5 Treasury
" Nicholas Hocking " 29 " 16y 1m �5 "
July 1817 Richard Broad " 35 Cornwall 18y �5 Paid off from the Hart, Revenue Cutter, and transferred to the Preventive Boat Service
" Hugh Pearce Chief Boatman 38 Flushing 25y 6m �15 "
" John Roberts Boatman 23 St Cleer 9y �5 "
" Richard Woon " 23 Fowey 11y 5m  �5 "
" George Papping " 32 St Austell 10y  �5 "
" Joseph Woon " 21 Fowey 10y �5 "
" John Pearse " 26 Lanteglos 10y �5 "
" William Pappin " 30 St Austell 14y �5 "
Aug. 1817 John Hore " 38 Grampound 13y 8m �5 Treasury
Oct. 1817 Samuel Clark Boatman /Rope maker 33 St Ives 8y 2m �5 "
Dec. 1817 Richard Tiddy Boatman 33 Maker Cornwall / Devon 19y 1m �5 "
" John Foot Chief Officer 34 Cawsand 16y �15 Captain Hanchett
Jan. 1818 Thomas Barber Boatman 28 St Ives 15y �5 Treasury
Feb. 1818 John Rickard " 33 Saltash 3y �5 "
" Henry Boase " 27 St Ives 15y �5 "
Mar. 1818 George Barnes " 31 Paul 16y �5 "
May 1818 Henry Pearce Stevens " 28 St Ives 18y �5 Transferred from Custom House Boat, Hastings
June 1818 Thomas Grimaldi " 31 Flushing 9y �5 Treasury
" James Searle " 35 Queriock 20y �5 "
" James Duff " 32 Scilly 20y �5 Captain Hanchett
Dec. 1818 William Paynter Boatman 24 St Ives 12y �5 Treasury
Feb 1819 William Curgenon " 33 Falmouth 12y �5 "
" Richard Williams " 20 St Ives 5y �5 "
" John Williams " 32 " 16y �5 "
" William Antony " 29 " 17y �5 "
 

 

 

The following record of one of  his ancestors, has been kindly provided by Mike Nancollas Gillingham Kent and gives an insight into the 31 years service of one man. 

John Nancollas of Trenarren Cornwall 1800 - 1864 

Record of service in Coastguard 1823 - 1847  

 

Ref

Date of Appointment

From Where

Station

Name

Quality

Date of Removal

Removed to

Cause or Remarks

 

23/9/1823

Fowey

Cornwall

on Appointment

Malinbeg

Sligo

Ireland

John Nancollas

 

10/10/1828

Hayling Island

 

R1215

10/10/28

Malinbeg

Hayling Island

Portsmouth

England

John Nancollis

 

30/8/1828

 

R1703

-

30/8/1828

Hayling Island

GlenKolmskil

Killibegs

 

John Nancollas

Boatman

10/10/1828

Teillen East

Promotion

5482/28

-

10/10/1828

Glenkolmskill Killibegs

 

Tiellen Harbour

John Nancollis

Commissioned

Boatman

 

 

 

 

10/10/1828

Glenkolmskill Killibegs

Teillen East

Port Rushine Sligo

John Nancollis

Commissioned Boatman

3/8/1837

Malinbeg

202

Removed

R3051

R3051

3/8/1837

Teillen East

Port Rushine Sligo

Malinmore

Malinbeg

Sligo

John Nancollas

Commissioned Boatman

17/7/1840

Tiellen West

201

 

R1754

R1754

7/7/1840

Malinmore

Malinbeg

Sligo

Tiellen West

Port Rushine

Sligo

John Nancollas

Chief

 Boatman

5/9/1843

Cushendum

R691

R691

5/9/1843

Tiellen West

Port Rushine

Sligo

Cushendun

Coleraine

Ballycastle

John Nancollas

Chief

 Boatman

20/9/1843

Tiellen West

R727

Cancelled Pascoe

 

22/7/1847

Cushendun

Coleraine

Ballycastle

Murlough Bay

Coleraine Ballycastle

John Nancollas

Chief Boatman in Charge

27/3/1854

Discharge

Pension

�46. 10s.  p.a.

5/4/1854

 
Isle -  Of  - Wight
HINGSTONE James 25 .. Bembridge census 1841/Ventnor1851/retired - census1881 [b.Cornwall].
 

OLIVER John 25 .. Ventnor census 1851 [b.Cornwall].  St Lawrence, Feb 1854 - birth of son.

COLLINS  Joseph  b c1816  St Mawes, Cornwall,  Coastguard, 1841 census Puncknowle, Dorset

above with thanks to Diana Trenchar

 
1851 Kent with thanks to Terry Leamen
1851 Census, Leysdown, Sheppey, Kent

GLANVILL, William, head, m, 61, Coastguard Service, b. Fowey, CORNWALL
 
1851 Census, Shellness, Sheppey, Kent

ELLIS, William, head, m, 47, Coastguard Service, b. Lethney? CORNWALL
 

1851 Census Bluetown, Sheppey, Kent.

HARRIS, Benjamin, head, m, 39, Boatman Coastgrd. Service b. Flushing, CORNWALL

1851 Census, Minster, Sheppey, Kent

THOMAS, William, head, m, 64, Coastguard, b. Alston? CORNWALL

 

 

 

Joseph David Sumner b. The Quay  Falmouth 1859 M,Catherine Tellam,St Ives 1879,11 yrs with Hain Steamship Co, C,G from 1894 to Feb 1909 Stations St Ives ,Ireland 1895 Eastern Devon 1907  to 1908, Eastern Whitby 1908 to 1909.died 1913 Comissioned Boatman

Thomas  Edward Sumner  b. The Quay  Falmouth 1866  m. Catherine Nicholl in Halsetown June 1895, Service R.Navy C/G 1894 b/man   Chief B/man1899 Petty Officer  1910  Chief Petty Officer  1913 Pensioned July 1916  died  Jan 1917. stations Weymouth, Sidmouth, .Babbacoombe and  Tresco Scilly Isles.

 

 

 

All Isle of Wight data has been provided by Ann Barrett  and husband Les, to whom I am most grateful.

1851 CENSUS - IOW 1851 CENSUS 

folio 132 (St Lawrence)

.. William Hood. head. 31. Boatman Coastguard. Cornwall.

folio 509 (Freshwater Bay)
.. Richard Rice. hd. 36. Coast Guard Service. Cornwall.

folio 511

CALDWELL William  46. Coast Guard Service. Newlyn, Cornwall.

FLETCHER William 33 .. Seaview census 1851 [b.Saltash, Cornwall].

HARRY John C. 50 .. Calbourne census 1851 [b.Mousehole, Cornwall].

OLIVER John 25 .. Ventnor census 1851 [b.Cornwall]. 

 
 

 

All Isle of Wight data has been provided by Ann Barrett  and husband Les, to whom I am most grateful.

1861 CENSUS - IOW : - 

WHIPPINGHAM, EAST COWES RG9/653
 

folio 15
 

WILLIAMS William  head. 40. Coastguard man. Maker, Cornwall.
 

folio 18
 

ANDREW William . head. 46. Coastguard Boatman. St Germains, Cornwall.

COUCH George . head. 31. Coastguard Boatman. St Germains, Cornwall.

SHORWELL RG9/661
 

folio 100
 

KITT Richard . head. 33. Coast Guard. Tideford, Cornwall.

FRESHWATER RG9/662  

folio 122
 

MERRIFIELD James. head. 43. Coastguard. Cornwall.

folio 123
 

LANGMAID William. head. 58. Coastguard. Cornwall

ST HELENS RG9/658

folio 143

.. Thomas Jenkins. head. 41. Coast Guard. Gowan, Cornwall.

ST LAWRENCE RG9/661
folio 4
..
George Wade. head. 47. Coastguard. Falmouth, Cornwall.

NITON RG9/661
folio 44
..
James Thomas. head. 52. Chief Boatman Coastguard service. Cornwall.

MINTER John 29 .. Atherfield census 1851 [b.Falmouth, Cornwall].

 

 

 

 

All Isle of Wight data has been provided by Ann Barrett  and husband Les, to whom I am most grateful.

1871 Isle of Wight Census

MINTO John 37 .. Newtown census 1861 [b.Falmouth, Cornwall].

 

 

All Isle of Wight data has been provided by Ann Barrett  and husband Les, to whom I am most grateful.

I-O-W 1881 Census

BRIMMING John 33 .. East Cowes I-O-W census 1881/1882.[b.Saltash, Cornwall].

FLYNN John 39 .. Niton census 1881 [b.Sheviock, Cornwall].

GREEN John 43 .. Yarmouth census /1881 [b.St Germans, Cornwall].
LAUGHRIN Peter F. 31 .. Brading census 1881 [b.Saltash, Cornwall].

 

All Isle of Wight data has been provided by Ann Barrett  and husband Les, to whom I am most grateful.

I-O-W 1901 Census

HANCOCK William H. 31 .. Gurnard I-O-W census 1901 [b.St Martens, Cornwall].

CHISWELL Frederick A. 36 .. East Cowes I-O-W census 1901 [b.Cornwall, Liskard].

 

1861 Census Bristol

Lander Thomas Pascoe  Aged 59 +  Excise Officer Born Kilkhampton, Bude 1800. Also served in Ireland between 1843 - 1851. His son William Pascoe appears as a coastguard at Kenarth, Carmarthenshire, Wales  on the 1881 Census.

 
 
1871  Census Liverpool
54 Anthony St, Everton, Liverpool:
John PASCOE, aged 35, Officer of H M Customs, born Cornwall, Flushing
 
28 Carolton Hill Rd, Toxteth Park, Liverpool:
Thomas SEMMENS, age 32, Examining Officer H M Customs, born Cornwall, Paul
 

22 Grimshill St, Toxteth Park, Liverpool:
Richard Thos HARVEY, Head, Married, 39, Examining Officer in H M Customs,
born Cornwall, Mousehole
Benjamin HARVEY, age 20, A C Officer, H M Customs, born Cornwall, Mousehole
 

65 Upper Warwick St, Toxteth Park, Liverpool:
Thomas P GYLES, age 65, Superannuated Officer In H M Customs, born Cornwall, St Ives
 

17 Grimshill St, Toxteth Park, Liverpool:
Richard NOALE, age 25, 5 Class Outdoor Officer H M Customs, born St Ives, Cornwall
 

53 Opie St, Everton, Liverpool:
William DYER, age, 51, Chief Boatman Cost Guard Dept, born Cornwall, Falmouth

 

 

1871 Census

59 Chestnut Grove, Bootle, Lancashire:
(looks like Lakes, could be Luke) ROSCORLA, age 33, Civil Service Customs, born Cornwall, Penzance

8 Portwood St, West Derby, Lancashire:
Richard OLVER, Age  45, Examining Officer H M Customs, born Cornwall, Liskeard

34 Portwood St, West Derby, Lancashire:
John PHILLIPS, Age 24, Excise Officer H M Customs, born Cornwall, Liskeard

 

1871 Census Portsmouth

8 Coastguard Cottages, Eastney
William C DUNSTON          H           M         49       Commissioned Boatman  CG     Cornwall

 

1891 Census London.

Deason Edwin Outdoor Customs Officer Serving London. Born Falmouth, Cornwall 1837. His father was a Coastguard in Falmouth at the time of Edwins birth

 

1901 Census Sheppey, Kent
RG13/813Folio 6, Page 4, Queenborough

2 Whiteway Rd.
DONOVAN, William, head, m, 34, Comm. Boatman C.Guard, b. Torpoint, CON

 

Serving in Ireland born Cornwall Irish 1901 & 1911 Census, 

My thanks to Tony Daly for these

Surname Given Name Place Place serving Census Rank
Avery John Cornwall Waterford 1911  
Crabb Frederick Cornwall Donegal 1901 Commissioned Boatman
Harrington Timothy Cornwall Waterford 1901 Officer Coast Guard
Lamerton Thomas P Cornwall Donegal 1901 Coast Guard
Mundy Henry Cornwall Mayo 1901 Commissioned Boatman
Nichols Nicholas Cornwall Down 1901 Coast Guard
Roberts William H Cornwall Donegal 1901 Commissioned Boatman
Sleep Alfred Cornwall Kerry 1901 Coast Guard
Thomas William John Cornwall Antrim 1901 Boatman
Bishop John J.W. Cornwall Antrim 1901 Chief Boatman
Harris Francis Cornwall Killough 1901 Coast Guard
 
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