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  1. London postal code from 1926

    Hello - My grandparent's lived on Woodstock Road in Shepherd's Bush, London in 1926. The postal code listed on their passport was W12. Today, when I look up Woodstock road, the postal code is listed as W4. This is still in Paddington, but now it's listed as Chiswick. My question is: Is Woodstock...

    Started by ssunshine19‎, 07-10-2013 11:51 PM
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  2. Charles C SHARMAN, Solicitor, Stratford 1916

    Filed with Husan/Heston Coppin's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten letter on headed notepaper from Charles C SHARMAN, a London Solicitor with offices in Stratford, E and South Woodford, NE, dated September 1916. May be useful as a handwriting/signature sample Anc****y, COP, page...

    Started by fullscott‎, 06-10-2013 7:22 PM
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  3. Joseph BOWYER, Builder, Dulwich 1916

    Filed with George Henry Coppin's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A typewritten reference on company headed notepaper, signed (by hand) Joseph BOWYER, dated June 1916. The company is JOSEPH BOWYER & Co, Builders Decorators & Contractors, of Dulwich, London, SE. May be of use as a signature...

    Started by fullscott‎, 06-10-2013 11:21 AM
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  4. H GREEN, Greengrocer New Cross London 1907

    Filed with George Coppen's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten reference (Q&A style) from H GREEN, Greengrocer of Faulkner Street, New Cross. Dated November 1907. (Obviously not a very good judge of character - Coppen was in prison within a year, for theft!) May be of use as a...

    Started by fullscott‎, 29-09-2013 3:19 PM
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  5. P BELLINGHAM, Glass Merchant, Shoreditch 1909

    Filed with Davis Coppelman's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten (Q&A style) reference (for Coppelman) from P BELLINGHAM, Overmantel Maker & Glass Merchant, Bateman's Row, Shoreditch. Dated January 1909. May be of use as a handwriting/signature sample Anc****y, COP, page 9775

    Started by fullscott‎, 29-09-2013 10:16 AM
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  6. Cool Stanton/lunn

    Hi Everyone, I am searching for Joram Stanton, possibly from St. Dunstan's In The East, circ 1750. He was a widower when he married Mary Tomkins in 1777 Also looking for the chr of Harriet Lunn/Lund. born between 1818 - 1821, possibly in Stoke Newington. Father John Lunn/Lund Any help...

    Started by ceetee‎, 11-10-2004 3:53 AM
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  7. Sharmer ,then Locke

    Hi I put a thread on here re Sharmer .I have now found out that Charles Henry Sharmer was in fact Charles Henry Locke born in Lambeth in 1863 to William Locke and Ann Elizabeth Thurgood. William was a journeyman stonemason. Now the problem I have is that I cant find a marriage for Ann or...

    Started by lynneg‎, 22-09-2013 6:53 PM
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  8. Angry Gaythorne Henry Smith b. 1870 Lambeth, Surrey

    After many hours to-ing and fro-ing, I need help. Have the 1871 census for Gaythorne with parents Peter and Elizabeth, missing in the 1881, have the 1891 where his father is a widower and living Camberwell and Gaythorne is a commercial traveller. Married a Martha Steynor 1892, 2 children Reginald...

    Started by LizzieB‎, 06-04-2010 2:52 AM
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  9. 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 4:10 PM
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  10. 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 1:13 PM
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  11. 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 3:05 PM
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  12. 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 11:44 PM
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  13. 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 9:57 PM
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  14. 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 7:23 PM
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  15. 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 10:05 AM
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  16. 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 9:13 AM
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  17. 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 2:48 PM
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  18. 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 3:17 PM
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  19. 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 2:39 PM
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  20. 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 1:02 AM
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