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Request look-up at Kew please

Request look-up at Kew please

Sonja Harding (View posts)
Posted: 6 Aug 2006 11:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: CLINTON
If anyone reading this is going to Kew to look up their own ancestors in the coastguard I would appreciate a look-up please.

My coastguard ancestor was Henry CLINTON, and he served at various stations in Ireland and England. I have the census page from 1851 with his family, and according to that data, Henry served at the following places during the following times:

Poole, Dorset, 1837. His son Richard was born at this time.
Ryde, Isle-of-Wight, 1838-1840. His daughter Catherine and son John (my direct ancestor) were born during this assignment.
Breumore (sp?), Galway, 1843. His son William was born at this time.
Rye, Sussex, 1844-1848. His children James, Margaret and Mary were born at that time.
Bexhill, Sussex, 1851. At census time the family resided at Martello Tower #55.

If some kind soul is willing to do a look-up for me into Henry's coastguard records I will reimburse them for copy charges, parking, and even a lunch, as well as any postage charges. I live in Canada, so it is terribly expensive for me to travel over to Kew personally. We've struggled for many years to learn more about Henry and his family. Thanks to the kindness of another CLINTON researcher we now have the 1851 census entry, but I confess to being a little "Oliver-ish", and want to know more. I would be willing to do a look-up at the National Archives in Canada in exchange for Henry's coastguard records. Serious offers only please.

Re: Request look-up at Kew please

Posted: 18 Oct 2006 9:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Just in case your still waiting for a Kew lookup.

I live too far from London to travel there just to visit Kew and the cost of either the rail or air fare and possible overnight stay makes using a researcher a cost effective alternative. Obviously one has to "research the researchers" to avoid getting a large bill for little or no return.

First of all to find out more details on Coastguard records at the National Archives have a look at the web site at http://www.nationalarchivs.gov.uk [look at - red menu bar - select Research, education & online exhibitions Research guides > Records Research guides > Coastguard].

The National Archives web site has a list of researchers. From the home page at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/default.htm - red menu bar - select Research, education & online exhibitions > Paying for research. As well as details of using the NA's staff to carry out research [extract his record] there's a list of Independent Researchers.

From the groups select Researchers for: Coastguard and also noting the research guides reference to military records and the Admiralty it may also be useful to look at researchers for Military and Naval records. From the lists take the trouble scroll through them all and look at any with web sites and/or contact any with email addresses to check costs before requesting a service. At least one researcher has fixed price packages and several agree limits to costs. Ask for names of previous customers and/or testimonials and [copies accepted] beware extras like travel costs - see where they are based. For the record I am not a researcher nor do I have any links with any.

Good luck

Re: Request look-up at Kew please

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 5:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
You may already know,as it is some time since your post, that National Archives has coastguard information on-line and I have been able to find information about my gggrandfather in ADM 175. You need to scroll through long files but it should be worth it. Happy hunting!
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