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I'm new to the forum I am researching the REA family from Skerries, Christopher REA, Tide Surveyor of Waterford, Liverpool and Plymouth, his brother John REA, coastguard, between the Skerries and Waterford married Maria had a daughter Ann living with Christopher REA on the 1851 census Plymouth and an elusive Richard REA, coastguard Skerries and St Johns Point 1822.
I am sure Richard REA married Ann and had a son John REA, born Margate 1833
Anyone linked to these families regards
Jane welcome to the Forum.

I'm not sure how much of this you already have, but just in case.

John was nominated to the CG Service on 7 May 1822. According to the Establishment Book (ADM 175/99 pdf 95) he was born in Killeleah(?) and was aged 34, married with 5 children.

Richard is also on the same page and is shown as 22, single and born in Skerries with a first posting to St Johns Point. Following his career in the Establishment books he made the following moves:

30 Nov 1825 to Port of Garron (175/15 pdf 170)
31 Aug 1826 to Malinbeg (175/16 pdf 397)
23 April 1831 promoted to Commissioned Boatman and transferred to Epple Bay in England. (175/16 pdf 338)
8 July 1833 to Shingle End (175/6 pdf 89)
10 Sept 1836 Discharged- resigned (175/6 pdf 107)

Find my Past has in BT 115 - Index of Masters, a Richard Rea born 1800, Skerries, with voyages recorded in 1845 and 46. I'm afraid I do not understand the coding system used, but somebody who understands these particular records might do so.

Edited by crimea1854 on 01/09/2015 20:59
Many thank for the information it is appreciated, there is a will John REA, Waterford, late of Skerries County Dublin in 1843, this could be our family
also found baptism for Richard REA and Ann for three children between 1827 and 1831 at Malinbeg.
I'm sure Richard REA ended up in Brooklyn in 1850, so perhaps worked his passage, married a younger lady also Ann and was a merchant
Regards Jane
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