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Chief Officer Coast Guard of Northern Ireland & Scotland
John Livingston my great greatgreat grandfather the compass in the picture is the original given to my great great grandfather John to my grandfather Arthur then to my dad Ronald. My great great great grandfather was a Chief Officer Coast Guard for Northern Ireland and Scotland. I Have the original copy of his death certificate stating this where he was living in West Greenock, Scotland U.K. in may 23, 1906. Burst 141

Date: 13/09/2009
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#1 | burst141 on 17/01/2012 23:30:19
Update: Born July 22, 1828 in Greenock, Renfrewshire Scotland.
At 14 years of age Joined the Royal Navy as a Mariner on the Harriet Revenue Crusier from April 21,1843 - July 7, 1847 in Stranaer, Scotland.
On September 8, 1847 - July 5, 1849 he was a Mariner on the Hawk RC in Stranaer,Scotland
On July 6, 1849-July 5, 1850 he was a Mariner on the Wellington RC stationed in Stranaer Scotland.
In July 1850 He became Boatman at Ballycastle Coast guard Station in Ireland.
In March 1854 he was on the Royal George R.N. Ship on the
Baltic Fleet, he served 2 years, he received the Baltic Medal. At which he received on May 1857 at Ballycastle Coastguard Station.
He served 6 years at Ballycastle CG Station before being promoted to Commissioned Btmn on 1862 & transferred to Cushendon CG Station in Coleraine, Ireland.
He was promoted to Chief Btmn in charge in August 1874 & was stationed at Sutton, Castletown & Kimicheal CG. in Ireland.
John retired in August 1885 at 57 years of age & spanning a life of 42 years service on the Seas.
He was married in Dublin, Ireland to Mary Jones & had a family when in his Coastguard years, his children were born both in Ireland & Scotland.
in 1891 & 1901 Census of Scotland he returned to his native land in Greenock Renfrewshire Scotland as a Chief Officer of CG Pensioner living at 8 Hay street .
On May 23, 1906 He passed away spanning a lifetime of Seamanship. He is my 3 time great grandpa. His son also John Livingston was born in Scotland and in 1885 he moved to Canada. This is were I come into the Family. Kindly Regard Burst141

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