At Trinity House we hold staff records for a number of staff after circa 1910. To enquire about a former member of staff please email Please note that many of our historical records were destroyed when Trinity House suffered fires in 1666, 1715 and bombing in 1940.

Please be advised that time and resource do not permit us to undertake frequent searches of our surviving archive which means you may wait six to eight weeks for a response to your enquiry.

In the mean time you may wish to try the following organisations:

London Metropolitan Archives

The majority of the Trinity House archive, including pilotage, almshouses and staff records are held at the London Metropolitan Archives. Enquiries should be addressed to London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB. Visit their website for more information.


A list of lighthouse keepers between c.1790-1911 has been compiled by Stan Waight on Genuki.

Merchant Navy Records

If you are enquiring about personnel in the Merchant Navy you may find the National Archives useful.


Information about the Coastguard can be found by visiting the Maritime and Coastguard Agency website

Other sources you may find useful are:

Merchant Navy Association

British Library

National Archives

National Museum of the Royal Navy

UK Hydrographic Office