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  1. In search of the GOLDEN FLEECE

    Searching has revealed a family Pub of named "THE GOLDEN FLEECE " located somewhere in Deptford approx 1850.The ancestor's name being Alfred Fosdike,could anyone advise where to search, I have no idea of actual date, its a guess taken from his childrens birth date. ...

    Started by ronniejon‎, 08-07-2009 3:10 PM
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  2. Islington London

    I am trying to locate a shop in Islington London 'Ames and Dean' which I believe existed in the early 1900 to 1930's. I am also trying to find my great grandfather between 1920 and 1932. He is called Alec Ashley Ames and lives in 20 London Street, Islington in 1918. His wife Ada Louise dies in 1920...

    Started by viv11757‎, 09-04-2013 12:13 PM
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    16-09-2013, 12:47 AM Go to last post
  3. Wyman family of Edmonton

    Hello, My Birth Fathers family had the Surname Wyman, and in the 1900's - 1970's they had associations with the Edmonton N9 area of North London, especially Lower Edmonton, the part from Edmonton Green, and Bury Street, Tramway Avenue, and down to Freezeywater in Ponders End. I know there are...

    Started by Shani Saville‎, 07-09-2013 2:05 PM
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    10-09-2013, 10:41 AM Go to last post
  4. Clark family puzzle

    My ancestor, Elizabeth Van Kempen, married George Clark; 2 Sep 1878 at St. John of Jerusalem, Hackney, London. They were both "full age". Elizabeth's father was George Peter Van Kempen and George's father was William Clark. Elizabeth was born in Stepney, London, England in 1852 but that doesn't...

    Started by Happy Jackie‎, 08-09-2013 10:44 PM
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  5. Sharmer -stuck in London

    I have been trying for years to find anything on Charles Sharmer b 1861 Walworth to Elizabeth and either a William or James Sharmer stonemason .Found Elizabeth's death in 1872 as widow of William Sharmer a stonemason in Lambeth but 1871 census no Charles or Elizabeth. Charles got married in 1885 in...

    Started by lynneg‎, 02-09-2013 8:57 PM
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    07-09-2013, 11:02 AM Go to last post
  6. Ogier

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone had any information on the surname 'Ogier' from Stepney area of London. Or even a family name. Thanks. Steve.

    Started by steviebee‎, 03-09-2013 6:23 PM
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  7. John WRIGHT, Editha Grove Mansions, SW - 1912

    Filed with John Copas' WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten reference (Q&A), dated January 1912, from John Wright, Hall Porter at Editha Mansions, Edith Grove, London SW. May be of use as a handwriting sample. Anc****y, COP, page 306 (repeated page 307)

    Started by fullscott‎, 26-08-2013 9:05 AM
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  8. S. TOWLER, Borough Market, London SE, 1915

    Filed with Charles James Copas' WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten memo/reference, dated June 1915, on headed paper from S TOWLER, Potato Vegetable & Fruit Salesman, of Borough Market, London SE. He appears to have had a successful business - stalls at Spitalfields & Brentford,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 26-08-2013 8:13 AM
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  9. electoral role

    does anyone know how to get electoral role from an address without a name, I'm looking for 4 brett road hackney during 1940 to 1960 dont know the husbands surname so i cannot put it in the search just address, but once I see the surnames It will make it easier for me to work it out. Thankyou...

    Started by lisagrace‎, 16-08-2013 1:48 PM
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  10. Postcards for DANIELS of Herne Hill London

    I have 3 postcards addressed to Winnie Daniels of 17 Warmington Road, Herne Hill London. The first was sent to Winnie on her 13th birthday in 1918 by A.M. DONSON, the 2nd a few months later in September 1918 talks about Winnie's brother Frederick. The last card sent to Winnie is in 1924, from...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 03-08-2013 2:17 PM
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  11. LAC(E)Y - LEACY? Fresh pair of eyes please!

    I've re-visited my Lac(e)y ancestors who lived in Kensington London/Middlesex in the early 1800s John LACY married Roseanna DOUGLAS 27th September 1801 at Christchurch Spitalfields. (witness was Alexander Douglas) I already know that Rose Anna DOUGLAS was born 31st December 1783 and baptised...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 01-08-2013 1:39 PM
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  12. Who was Peter Vandervelden's dad?

    I thought I'd located all the Vanderveldens (Vondervelden/Vondendelden and a few more variations as well), but this one has me flummoxed. Can anyone tell me Peter's parents' names, please? Peter Vandervelden birth registered in Southwark, SepQ 1894 Vol 1d page 35. I have been looking...

    Started by Sandra Parker‎, 08-07-2013 12:02 AM
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    08-07-2013, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  13. Searching for JEAN MacDonald born 1927

    Am looking for any information on my Cousin JEAN MacDonald born 2 July 1927 in Kensington London to JOHN MacDonald and LOUISA (LULU) DAVIES . I understand that she was connected somehow with Architecture and may have Married Post WW2. Any details however small on her and her Family would be much...

    Started by firebird‎, 07-07-2013 1:23 PM
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  14. Caius College Mission Battersea

    For anyone else out there who is ineterested, this mission was set up in Battersea in 1892. The buildings which still exist today as Caius House, Harroway Road are shortly to be pulled down and a new Community and Youth Centre still to be called Caius House will be built on the land. My...

    Started by blopeman64‎, 28-11-2007 2:40 PM
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    31-05-2013, 7:46 PM Go to last post
  15. 1861 Census Transcription Query

    Hello Could somebody be able to tell me the place of birth for a Jane Darke who is living at 54 Newton Street? I cannot decipher the place of birth, other cenus records states she was norn in Hacknney or Shoreditch. Class: RG 9; Piece: 242; Folio: 136; Page: 21 (records courtesy of TNA) ...

    Started by defcrow‎, 29-05-2013 6:27 PM
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  16. Stepney, St Mary White Chapel

    I am in search of George Bagshaw born about 1825. His parents were Samuel Bagshaw b 1799 and Margaret Connolly b 1802. I am not quite sure where Samuel comes from. Margaret was born on St Helena. Their daughter Jemima Ann Bagshaw was baptised July 4, 1827 in St Mary's White Chape, Stepney. I...

    Started by CynLC‎, 23-05-2013 4:33 AM
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  17. missing father

    i am trying to find the father of Edwin James Ward born about 1829 in Walworth, Surrey He is also sometimes Edward and was once Edmund I have him and his 10 children in the census from 1861-81 and probably 1841 with his possible mother Elizabeth, stepfather and brother But i can't find his...

    Started by annabel‎, 18-05-2013 7:22 PM
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    19-05-2013, 12:58 AM Go to last post
  18. CROWHURST, William D & Alfred E - Undertakers

    Mis-filed with William Harold Ashton's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A newspaper cutting which includes the announcement of the transfer of the Undertaker Business from William Deavin CROWHURST, Deceased, to his son Alfred Ernest CROWHURST, dated 19 February 1921. Business addresses in...

    Started by fullscott‎, 18-05-2013 6:07 PM
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  19. R L GUY, Furniture Manufacturer, London 1916

    Filed with Bert Fuke's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A (very nice) example of headed notepaper and handwritten reference (for Fukes) from RL GUY, Wholesale Manufacturer of Stationery Cabinet, Inkstand, Copying Press & Office Furniture. Address: Ironmonger Row, Old Street, London EC. Dated...

    Started by fullscott‎, 16-05-2013 4:13 PM
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  20. An interesting video of London in 1927

    I found a video that appears to be of London in 1927 http:// vimeo.com/m/7638752 It gives a good idea of the transport and clothing from the 1920s.

    Started by RobinC‎, 16-05-2013 8:13 AM
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    16-05-2013, 11:26 AM Go to last post

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