Customs Officers in 1821

In 1821 the treasury commissioned a report called Parliamentary Papers Volume 14, which included details of men appointed to the customs service since 1816.

This list highlights men appointed to the customs service who served on the Rivers Crouch and Blackwater.

 

Location Role First name Surname
Bradwell Preventative Boatman Stephen Bull
Bradwell Coast Waiter James Jordan
Bradwell Preventative Boatman George Shepherd
Bradwell Coast waiter William A Spurgeon
River Crouch- Burnham Sitter in preventative Boat Thomas Cooper
River Crouch - Burnham Sitter in preventative Boat William King
Paglesham- River Roach Preventative Boatman Samuel Dodd
Paglesham- River Roach Chief Preventative Officer Jos Foster
Paglesham- River Roach Preventative Boatman William Webb
Rattlesnake Cutter Mariner Bamber Brook
Rattlesnake Cutter Mariner George Henry
Enchantress Cutter Mariner William Dudley
Enchantress Cutter Mariner Edward Pilcher
Location not given Clerk to Collector William Blackbone
Location not given Boatman Jo Gurnett
Location not given Coalmeter Charles M Handley
Location not given Inspector of Preventative Boatmen George Hays
Location not given Coalmeter S Horton
Location not given Sitter in preventative Boat Lt W Neame
Location not given Sitter in preventative Boat Benjamin Preston
Location not given Coalmeter Philip Reeve
Location not given Coalmeter Thomas Reeve
Location not given Coalmeter Robert Palmer

Remember that this is not a list of all the customs men in this area in 1821 it is a list of those who joined the service since 1816.

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A coalmeter was a customs clerk who literally count  the coal that was being delivered as coal was a valuable commodity which had a tax in it.

A coast waiter was a customs officer who supervised shipping for the landing of goods and excise associated with the landing.

 

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