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James Coree. Coastguard.

Date: 14/06/2007
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#1 | Tony on 05/10/2007 00:14:00
James Coree, Ardglass harbour master.
The Coree family originally came from Co.Clare,where my great-grandfather Daniel Coree about the year 1800 in the village of Ballycoree. his father and only brother were drowned in a boating accident on the River Shannon, so he was left as the only person with that surname (inherited from french Huguenots who had settled there) He must have joined the Royal Marines or thr Revenue Service (shore) and was stationed on Scattery island on the Shannon. He married my great-grandmother Catherine, about 1827/8 and his first four sons were born on the island. He then joined the Revenue Coast Guard Service, and after passing his medical and other tests was posted to the Coast Guard Station at Bangor, Co.Down in february 1838 as a boatman. Shortly afterwards he was transferred to Portaferry, co.Down where his daughter Margaret Ann was born in November 1839. a second daughter, catherine, was also born there. in November 1844 he was promoted to the positionn of commissioned boatman and transferred to Killard, Co.Down, where my grandfather James Coree was born in June 1846. He had two further children before 1854 and died in Killard in 1870.

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