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Date of discharge: 29 June 1859
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Webb, W. Coastguard! HMSO, 1976
Provides a wealth of useful background information on the organisation, pay scales, benefits etc. of the Coastguard Service.

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Waugh, Mary. Smuggling in Devon & Cornwall 1700-1850: Countryside Books 1991 (ISBN 1 85306 113 1)
Smuggling in Kent & Sussex 1700-1840: Countryside Books 1994 (ISBN 0 905392 48 5)
These books provide good reference material in an easily read form. They give an excellent background to the fight against smuggling. They do not provide much genealogical information.

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Rodger, N.A.M. Naval Records for Genealogists. Public Record Office Handbook No. 22, HMSO 1998, (ISBN 1 873 162 58 8) Detailed guide to the PRO Holdings on Royal Naval Records. It includes the records of the Coastguard Service. A good finding aid.

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Anon. The Coastguard. Public Record Office, Military Records Information 44, 1999. The National Archives Catalogue (UK)
This is a useful 5 page pamphlet giving details of the holdings at the PRO on the Coastguard Service. A must for the genealogist.

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Milton, Mrs. F. R. Index to Coast Guards working on a 16 mile stretch of Sussex Coast around Eastbourne taken from the Census for 1841, ’51, ’61, ’71 & ‘81
Part 1 of 3 (1989)
Index to Parish Register Entries concerning Coast Guards and their Associates in the Eastbourne Area c1813-c1841.
Part 2 of 3 (1989)
Index to Coastguards in the District of Eastbourne from the Censuses 1831-1891.
Supplement to Coastguard Series1 (Part 3 of 3) (1994), Family Roots FHS
Local genealogical listings for Eastbourne based Coastguards.

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Arnold-Foster, Rear Admiral D. At War with the Smugglers Ward, Lock & Co. 1936.
The story of Dr Arnold’s father, William Arnold, Collector of Customs, Isle of Wight 1777 -1801. Good account based on contemporary letters and Customs Outport Letters.

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  • "Wreck and Rescue on the East Coast of Ireland" by John De Courcy Ireland. Published by Glendale Press, Dublin.
     
  • "Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast" Volumes 1,2,3, by Edward J.Bourke. Published by Powerprint, Rush, Co. Dublin.
     
  • "Rosslare Harbour, Sea and Ships" by John Maddock. Published by Harbour Publications.
     
  • "Tales of the Wexford Coast" by Richard Roche Published by Duffry Press, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
     
  • "Rock Island, Crookhaven" A Coastal Townland's History since 1800. by Aidan Power. published by Aidan Power.
     
  • "Donegal Shipwrecks" by Ian Wilson. Published by Impact Printing (of Coleraine) Ltd. Ballycastle, Co. Antrim.
     
  • "Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast" by Ian Wilson.Published by Impact Printing.
     
  • "Smuggling in Kent & Sussex 1700-1840". by Mary Waugh. Published by Countryside Books, Berkshire.
     
  • "Smuggling in Devon & Cornwal 1700-1850". by Mary Waugh.Published by Countryside Books, Berkshire.
     
  • "Coastguards of the Isle of Wight 1809- Present Day" by Tony Gale.Published by Coach House Publications 2005.
     
  • "Shipminder, The Story of Her Majesty's Coastguard" by Bernard Scarlett.Published by Pelham Books 1971.
     
  • "Coastguard, An Official History of HM Coastguard" by William Webb. Published by Department of Trade.1976.
     
  • "His Majesty's Coastguard" by Frank Bowen. Published by Hutchinson & Co.Ltd.London. 1928.
     
  • "Kings Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855" by E.Keeble Chatterton. Published 1912. (download from Internet)

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OTHER SOURCES:

  • Most newspapers of the period regularly reported the battles and skirmishes between coastguards and smugglers.

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Comments
#1 | jane benge on 04/06/2010 19:30:22
I downloaded the Kings Cutters and Smugglers 1700 - 1855 and searched for the family name and was lucky enough to find my gt gt gt grandfather had been involved
in a famous chase that took place in the English Channel on the Revenue Cruiser Badger. Its amazing what you can find on the internet.
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