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Re: Decyphering address in Dublin
« Reply #27 on: Monday 24 January 11 16:53 GMT (UK) »
The house-keeper may not have worked in the Milligan house-hold, she could just be a local that helped in the birth i.e. a type of local midwife

allowing for all the additional swirls on the cert - 'Gunner' looks like a reasonable interpretation of his occupation.

A military career could give him a pension ....  not many occupations did in those days.



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Re: Decyphering address in Dublin
« Reply #28 on: Monday 24 January 11 17:07 GMT (UK) »
It seems weird when you see Pensioner but as Shane says military/Police etc got pensions, many only after short service if injured etc.

It's not an Old Age pension.


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« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 01 February 11 22:15 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Hallmark.  That was the mistake I made... of course  - NOT an OAP...All along I thought he must have been very old having a family.  It all makes sense now. :)

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« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 27 March 12 19:45 BST (UK) »
Beside the Martello Tower there are what were known as Coastguard cottages which were manned at one point in time. They are to the left of the map where the box says Tower Bay on the map.

http://www.coastguardsofyesteryear.org/articles.php?article_id=188

There are clearly records at Kew which may have more detail.

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« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 27 March 12 21:41 BST (UK) »
How interesting Oliverd.  You certainly have rekindled my interest in this branch of the tree and given me a knew lead to follow.  Your piece about your trip to Kew was very enjoyable and I have to admit to being a little jealous too!  Thanks again for your insight and knowledge.  Clarissabell

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Re: Decyphering address in Dublin
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 27 March 12 23:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Clarissa

Not willing to accept credit for trip to Kew as definitely not mine as just copied website. I do know the Tower area well and after reading the pensioner bit I figured may be a Coastguard pension as the houses are still there.

Portrane was actually the original Port for Lambay Island prior to it being moved to Rogerstown and its location is pretty good at spotting anything on the sea.

(On a side note if you have ever watched Fr Ted the Priests games were actually filmed right beside the Martello Tower, think it was called Funland ?)

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Re: Decyphering address in Dublin
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 28 March 12 07:24 BST (UK) »
Hi

Could I suggest that he might have served in the Navy or the Revenue Service.

The Gunner on a warship held the rank of warrant officer, being appointed by the Admiralty, also each Revenue Cruiser had a gunner, with an equivalent status to the same rate in the RN. If he is linked to a Coastguard Establishment, it is more likely that he was serving on a Revenue Crusier.

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Re: Decyphering address in Dublin
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 28 March 12 11:23 BST (UK) »
Crimea

Good you turned up to accept the credit  :) as was you on the Coastguard site who gave me the idea.

How big were the Revenue cruisers ?

If a rowboat or a bit bigger then possible knowing the location but if say schooner type size then possibly not.

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« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 28 March 12 16:15 BST (UK) »
Cutters varied in size, and the crews ranged between 8-30. Eight was quite small, with most crews falling into the 16-25 bracket, but there was only ever one gunner.

Martin