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.