Coastguards on Sheppey
The Isle of Sheppey is situated on the north Kent coast, and being surrounded by water, had several Coastguard Stations. These manned the numerous places of entry around its coastline that were likely to be infiltrated by smugglers.
Coastguards and Customs men were sent to
many different locations, often away from their birthplace, and so have
become very difficult to trace. In an effort to find these elusive
families, I have scoured the Censuses from 1841 to 1901 for Sheppey, and
my findings appear here together with some Baptisms, Marriages and
Burials. Remember that these are my interpretations and need to be
checked. I take no responsibilities for incorrect data. If you
find a relative and would like me to link a family history page to this,
please let me know. Also, I should be pleased to hear from anyone
who had a relative serving on the Island but who isn't to be found
on any of the Censuses.
Last Update: 16.04.10