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Kent Online Parish Clerks




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Kent Coast Guard Stations

Also see:  1871 Census (see below)          Coast Guards on Sheppey

1861 Census

Transcribed by Dorothy Holden
A note from Dorothy:
Please note that the writing was quite difficult to decipher and I am not familiar with some of the place names!
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Townsend Coast Guard Station, Hougham

BETESON James married aged 43 Boatman b Cornwall, A-------
BETESON Sarah J wife aged 36 b Cornwall, A-------
BETESON Emma daughter aged 13 b Cornwall, A------


JOHNSON Peter married aged 45 Boatman b Devonport, Devon
JOHNSON Mary A wife aged 44 b Cornwall, Bude


BATTEN John married aged 35 Boatman b Cornwall, Saltash
BATTEN Maria wife aged 35 b Cornwall, St Stephens


McCARTHY Patrick married aged 34 b Ireland
McCARTHY Catherine A wife aged 32 b Devon, Ar---- Bridge?
McCARTHY Ellen N daughter aged 4 b Dover, Kent
McCARTHY William C son aged 2 b Dover, Kent
McCARTHY Frederick H son aged 10 months b Dover, Kent


BRADFORD Josiah? married aged 44 b Exmouth, Devon
BRADFORD Mary J wife aged 46 b Deal, Kent
BRADFORD Louisa J daughter aged 11 b New Romney, Kent
BRADFORD Mary S daughter aged 8 b Hougham, Kent


MATTHEWS Joseph married aged 38 b Devon -------
MATTHEWS Jane C wife aged 28 b Cornwall, Polperro
MATTHEWS Elizabeth S daughter aged 4 b Devon, New---------
MATTHEWS Thomas B son aged 1 b Dover, Kent


DYER Charles married aged 44 b Isle of Wight, Stapfell?
DYER Hannah wife aged 36 b Sussex, Bexhill
DYER Charlotte daughter aged 11 b Dorset, K-------
DYER William son aged 3 b Dover James son aged 1 b Dover, Kent


BARTLETT Henry married aged 30 b Hants, Portsmouth
BARTLETT Elizabeth wife aged 30 b Dover, Kent
BARTLETT Margaret daughter aged 1 b Hougham, Kent
BARTLETT Elizabeth daughter aged 2 months b Hougham, Kent


FLAHERTY James married aged 48 b Ireland
FLAHERTY Mary wife aged 39 b Ireland
FLAHERTY Mary daughter aged 12 b Dover, Kent
FLAHERTY James son aged 11 b Dover, Kent
FLAHERTY Catherine daughter aged 6 b Dover, Kent
FLAHERTY David son aged 4 b Dover, Kent
FLAHERTY Elizabeth daughter aged 2 b Dover, Kent


Frederick C FITZGERALD married aged 32 Chief Officer b Somerset, Bath
Eliza J FITZGERALD wife aged 33 b London
Julia FITZGERALD daughter aged 6 b Sussex, Bognor
Geraldine FITZGERALD daughter aged 2 b Dover, Kent
Edith C FITZGERALD daughter aged 1 b Dover, Kent


Lydden Spout, near Dover

George W ROBINSON married aged 31 Coastguard b Margate, Kent
Mary Ann ROBINSON wife aged 22 b Eastry, Kent
Mary Ann ROBINSON daughter aged 3 b Hougham, Kent
Eliza ROBINSON daughter aged 1 b Hougham, Kent
Elizabeth ROBINSON daughter aged 3 months b Hougham, Kent


------ SISK? unmarried aged 29 Coastguard b Cork, Ireland.


William MERRITT married aged 30 Coastguard b Portsmouth, Hants
Ann MERRITT wife aged 22 b Scotland, Invercrief?
William MERRITT son aged 2 b Sandgate, Kent
L---- MERRITT daughter (possibly Louise) aged 10 months b Hougham, Kent


Thomas BLUNDELL married aged 50 Coastguard b Elson, Hants
Charlotte BLUNDELL wife aged 44 b Elson, Hants
James BLUNDELL son aged 11 Scholar b Hougham, Kent
Charles BLUNDELL son aged 9 Scholar b Hougham, Kent
Henry BLUNDELL son aged 6 Scholar b Hougham, Kent
Thomas J BLUNDELL son aged 3 b Hougham, Kent


John WADE married aged 32 Coastguard b Folkestone, Kent
Charlotte S WADE wife aged 22 b Dover, Kent
Emma WADE daughter aged 1 b Dover, Kent


James GUY married aged 38 Coastguard b Southend, Essex
Jane GUY wife aged 35 b Deal, Kent
Jane GUY daughter aged 15 b Hougham, Kent
Ann GUY daughter aged 10 Scholar b Lydd, Kent
Mary Ann GUY daughter aged 8 Scholar b Lydd, Kent
Harriet GUY daughter aged 3 b Sandgate, Kent
James GUY son aged 1 b Hougham, Kent


CLEMENTS James married aged 37 Coastguard b Devonport, Devon
CLEMENTS Harriett wife aged 28 b Bath, Somerset
CLEMENTS Charles Bradford son aged 2 b Hougham, Kent



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1871 Census

Transcribed by Dorothy Holden
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Coastguard Station at Hougham, near Dover, Kent

WILLIAMS Joseph G married aged 40 Chief Officer and guard b All Saints, Canterbury
WILLIAMS Mary A wife aged 40 b Seasalter, Kent
WILLIAMS Fanny B daughter aged 11 Scholar b Frister, Sussex
WILLIAMS Eliza G daughter aged 8 b Holywell, Old Eastbourne, Sussex


1 Coastguard Station

OLIVER George married aged 40 Coastguard man b Middlesex
OLIVER Sarah wife aged 41 b Cathrington, Southampton


2 Coastguard Station

COOK Thomas J married aged 43 Coastguard man b Ireland
COOK Elizabeth J wife aged 41 b Plymouth, Devon
COOK Thomas J son age 11 Scholar b Preston, Dorset
COOK William H son aged 9 Scholar b Preston, Dorset
COOK Ellen daughter aged 7 Scholar b Preston, Dorset
COOK Charles A son aged 5 Scholar b Guston, Kent
COOK Elizabeth J daughter aged 3 b Dover, Kent
COOK George A son aged 2 b Dover, Kent
COOK Alfred J son aged 1 month b Dover, Kent


3 Coastguard Station

WELLARD Henry married aged 34 Coastguard man b Deal, Kent
WELLARD Martha wife aged 30 b Queensborough, Kent
WELLARD Henry R son aged 5 b Fishergate, Sussex
WELLARD Arthur J son aged 3 b Fishergate, Sussex


4 Coastguard Station

PETTET John E J married aged 30 Coastguard man b Deal, Kent
PETTET Catherine E wife aged 28 b Woolwich, Kent
PETTET John W son aged 1 b Hougham, Kent
WOODALL Catherine widow aged 60 Mother b Winterbourne, Berkshire


5 Coastguard Station

BOOTYMAN Charles married aged 33 Coastguard man b Plymouth, Devon
BOOTYMAN Ann L wife aged 27 b East Allington, Devon
BOOTYMAN Charles son aged 2 b Plymouth, Devon


6 Coastguard Station

SIMPSON Thomas married aged 40 Chief Boatman b Scotland
SIMPSON Ann wife aged 37 b Weymouth, Dorset
SIMPSON William J son aged 11 Scholar b Cowes, Isle of Wight
SIMPSON Ann S daughter aged 13 Scholer b Weymouth, Dorset


7 Coastguard Station

WADE John married aged 41 Coastguard man b Folkestone, Kent
WADE Charlotte S wife aged 35 b Dover
WADE Emma S daughter Scholar aged 11 b Dover, Kent
WADE Charlotte M daughter Scholar aged 8 b Dover, Kent
WADE Harriet M daughter aged 3 b Hougham, Kent


8 Coastguard Station

PAGE John married aged 42 Coastguard man b Greenwich, Kent
PAGE Janet A wife aged 39 b Woolwich, Kent
PAGE Frances A daughter aged 8 Scholar b Burling Gap, Sussex
PAGE John J W son aged 5 Scholar b Burling Gap, Sussex
PAGE Alfred G son aged 4 b Burling Gap, Sussex
PAGE Henry C son aged 2 b Hythe, Kent
PAGE Walter C son aged 9 months b Hougham, Kent


9 Coastguard Station

DIBBLE Thomas married aged 46 Coastguard man b Middlesex
DIBBLE Margaret wife aged 37 b Scotland
DIBBLE Margaret daughter unmarried aged 17 b Romney, Kent
DIBBLE Thomas J son aged 14 Scholar b Romney, Kent
DIBBLE William son aged 10 Scholar b West Hythe, Kent
DIBBLE Joseph son aged 8 Scholar b West Hythe, Kent
DIBBLE Mary E daughter aged 6 b Hougham
DIBBLE Frederick son aged 4 b Hougham


10 Coastguard Station

WEBSTER William married aged 41 b At Sea
WEBSTER Sarah wife aged 39 b Gosport, Hants
WEBSTER William H son aged 12 Scholar b Gosport, Hants
WEBSTER James son aged 5 Scholar b Gosport, Hants
WEBSTER Sarah A daughter aged 4 b Gosport, Hants
WEBSTER Thomas E son aged 3 b Gosport, Hants
WEBSTER Caroline E daughter aged 9 months b Hougham,Kent


Hougham Lodge Cottage

BISHOP William A married aged 39 Coastguard man b Dover, Kent
BISHOP Catherine S wife aged 35 b Dover, Kent


GRIGGS James married aged 51 Coastguard man b River, Kent
GRIGGS Eliza wife aged 49 b Eastry, Kent
GRIGGS Edmund son aged 21 unmarried Farm Servant b St Mawes, Cornwall
GRIGGS William son aged 11 Farm Servant b St Just, Cornwall
GRIGGS Ellen granddaughter aged 2 b Buckland, Kent
MARTIN Walter no occupation or relationship given aged 16 b Eastry, Kent

Lydden Spout Coastguard station

PENNICK Thomas W married aged 40 Coastguard b Brightingsea, Essex
PENNICK Jane wife aged 35 b London, Middlesex
PENNICK Edward son aged 13 Scholar b Folkestone, Kent
PENNICK Frances daughter aged 11 Scholar b Folkestone, Kent
PENNICK George son aged 9 Scholar b Folkestone, Kent
PENNICK Alice daughter aged 6 Scholar b Folkestone, Kent
PENNICK Thomas son aged 3 b Folkestone, Kent
PENNICK Harry son aged 1 b Hougham, Kent. Blind in left eye from Scarlet Fever


CARD Edward married aged 43 Coastguard b Sandwich, Kent
CARD Lydia E wife aged 33 b Dover, Kent
CARD Robert H son aged 6 Scholar b Worthing, Kent
CARD Adelaide daughter aged 5 Scholar b Hougham, Kent
CARD Lydia E daughter aged 3 b Lydd, Kent
CARD Eliza A daughter aged 2 b Lydd, Kent


PARTINGTON Edward married aged 31 Coastguard b Cheshire
PARTINGTON Fanny wife aged 25 b London, Middlesex


WEST William married aged 45 Coastguard b Chatham
WEST Harriet wife aged 41 b Waterloo, Hants


ROBINSON William married aged 49 Chief Boatman in Charge of Lydden Spout C. G. Station b Larne, Ireland
ROBINSON Mary A wife aged 46 b Fovey, Cornwall
ROBINSON Mary E daughter aged 11 Scholar b Gosport, Hants


BROWN John married aged 34 Coastguard b Chislehurst, Kent
BROWN Harriet wife aged 38 b Southampton, Hants
BROWN Harriet E daughter aged 9 months b Hougham, Kent


IRWIN George R unmarried aged 28 Coastguard b Portsmouth, Hants


RULE William married aged 44 Coastguard b Devonport, Devon
RULE Ellen wife aged 35 b Brooke, Norfolk
RULE George son aged 7 Scholar b Romney, Kent
RULE Alfred W son aged 5 Scholar b Romney, Kent
RULE Richard son aged 3 b Romney, Kent
RULE Charles E son aged 1 b Hougham, Kent