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30/07/2008 9:37 pm
no-avatar offline stevemacitmail

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McNamara Coastguard
Coastguard McNamara Kilcorgan Kilcolgan
I have managed to find my 3Xgt gf coastguard record,it gives one of his postings as Kilcorgan but should this be Kilcolgan. I am also sure that he and his wife had several children during his Irish postings, if any one has come across any info relating to the family please let me know. Charles McNamara,

Born Northam, Devon, 11th January 1785

Son of Thomas and Mary McNamara

Married Elizabeth Williams, 23rd January 1811 at Ilfracombe.

ADM/175/2 Coastguard records for Southern England from 1817
29th January 1817 appointed to Porlock Quay as a Commissioned Boatman.
He was removed, (meaning transferred) and sent to Appledore.
He was again removed, this time on promotion and sent to Ireland.

ADM/175/15 Coastguard records for Ireland from about 1822
Charles appears from Blackwater on 1st March 1825 at Morris Castle which is a Coastguard station subordinate to Wexford and Gorey. He is now a Chief Boatman.

ADM/175/16 Later Irish records
On 5th of April 1826 Charles is removed from Morris Castle and arrives in Kilcorgan in County Galway.
On the 5th of July 1829 he is again removed, this time to Sunderland where he fills a vacancy as Chief Boatman created by the removal of J Woodruff.

ADM/175/6 English records from 1830
Charles was scheduled to be removed from Sunderland to Lymington on 7th November 1835 but this order was cancelled and he continued as Chief Boatman at the Whitburn detachment near Sunderland. He was finally discharged on the 8th March 1847 with an allowance of £46 per annum.

BT/113/89 Merchant Seamen’s records.
This shows that prior to the coastguard service Charles had served in the Merchant Navy, his ticket number was 177018. He first went to sea as an apprentice in 1801.

He died at 29 Northumberland Place, Sunderland of Typhus on the 10th of December 1847 aged 59.