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There was a story in my family that my great grandfather was awarded a royal warrant for building a lighthouse off the Norfolk coast,but i have never been able to sort out if there is any truth at all in this.
I understand ,according to Kew,that by the time he had joined the family building firm(1874),all lighthouse building was in the hands of Trinity House,and that royal warrants were not normally awarded for this anyway.
I wondered if he had been involved in making repairs to a lighthouse,because,although he was living in London by this time,he had previously been a master mariner,and probably had the right maritime connections.
My aunt,now deceased,swore she saw a royal warrant at the building firm when she was a child.This would have been about 1910.(She died in 2008 aged 109.)
Any suggestions as to getting to the bottom of this would be appreciated.