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  1. lighterman - deptford

    Hi ,stuck abit !! grandmothers g.g.gfather ... william west on his daughters marrige cert it states he was a lighterman . his daughter annie maria west ( born 1862) married james william brown born 1861 - mar 1882 deptford . on the 1891 census she has used the name maria a brown . ...

    Started by deanC‎, 11-06-2011 6:37 PM
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  2. Vincent family - lightermen ?

    Hi All, I am researching the Vincent family of Stepney/Limehouse/Ratclff. I wondered if anyone may have any information the Vincents as Lightermen ? (circa 1850 +/-) Kind regards...... John

    Started by john_harvey‎, 30-03-2011 8:11 PM
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  3. Thomas and Edward Hearn - Watermen

    Hi I would be very grateful if anyone can help with more info on Thomas Hearn and family. He was married to Mary and they had children:Thomas 1812, Edward Percy 1827, Charlotte 1827, Mary Ann 1807 & Sarah Ann 1810. The baptisms were at St Mary Magdelane, Bermondsey. I would really like to find...

    Started by debtudor‎, 12-03-2011 11:41 PM
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  4. Smile Boats called ADA, CLARE, ALICE, ESTHER AND ET

    Hi Maggiemac I would be very grateful if you could point me in the right direction. I have a George RUSHTON b.1865. He married Kate Hallam who is on the census for 1901 as Wife. George must have been at sea. My father tells me that George (my G Grandfather) had a fishing fleet of five, all named...

    Started by ShirleySS‎, 16-11-2009 3:56 PM
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  5. Lighterman?

    I have an ancestor called either Richard Samuel or Samual Richard James, born about 1831 in Bermondsey and says he is a lighterman. I have been looking in the registers but to no avail. Can anyone shed some light on whether he had to be registered or is it a profession he could do without being...

    Started by jobarbra‎, 14-07-2010 6:02 PM
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    15-07-2010, 9:22 PM Go to last post
  6. help with ancestor who went to ireland

    I hope I am in the right place, but My G G Grandfather was born in Stepney London in 1826. I can't find him on the 1841, but he married in Bruree Co Limerick in 1851, to a girl from Castletownroche in Co Cork. He had several children, some were born in Co Limerick and some in Killalloe Co...

    Started by Jen1‎, 07-07-2010 12:18 PM
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  7. Blacksmith Livery Company

    I am trying to find information about the Blacksmith Livery Co. who were located on London Bridge in the 1600s as I have been told my husband's ancestor Richard Burman worked there and there was a kitemark with Burman on it. My question to any knowledgable person is: Wasn't that too early for...

    Started by Wendy Jean‎, 27-09-2009 12:20 AM
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    10-03-2010, 12:31 AM Go to last post
  8. SURCCO Canal Boats

    Hi, Does anyone have any information on the following boats which I think were owned by SURCCO: Cressent (or Crescent) would have been in Audlem 1909 Suffolk would have been in Runcorn in 1882 Chester would have been in Nantwich 1902 Princess would have been in Nantwich 1907 Cromer...

    Started by Staffs Boaties‎, 11-04-2008 7:02 PM
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  9. Watermen employment

    I contacted the Watermen's Hall in order to find out some information on my ancestors and was informed that the Watermen were not employed by the Company of Watermen and were only tied to their Master's through their apprenticeships until they were confirmed as Freemen at the end of the...

    Started by RobinC‎, 05-02-2010 7:21 PM
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  10. Unhappy Death due to drowning

    Hi , another question i'm afraid . I have the death certificate for my g/grandfather and it states " Drowned by falling off a clay barge into the River Teign" Accidental death ! Would there be a report or record of this accident that i would be able to see ? Thank You Sue

    Started by Sue L‎, 30-01-2010 10:22 PM
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  11. Wink can someone have a look boatmen website

    i have made a website of all the boatmen in my husbands tree would be grateful if someone could look and tell me what you think not added them all yet but getting there|banghead| Check my profile for the link to my site. thanks kerry|jumphappy

    Started by kmt123‎, 02-11-2008 10:36 PM
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  12. BOAT EQUERY

    i am wondering if anyone knows of this barge. i believe my ancestors were on this vessel in 1911,just wondered if it was owned by a canal company or other ann

    Started by ann.pitts‎, 20-01-2010 3:14 PM
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  13. Lakin

    Believed to work on barges. How do I find them

    Started by bobelc‎, 15-01-2010 4:49 PM
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  14. Marriage Witnesses

    I have the following people who witnessed marriages for Canal Boatmen in my family tree. Richard Ludlow and Eliza Davies, Chester 1871 Hugh Williams (other witness was related to the bride), High Offley 1924 Alice Huxley (other witness was related to the bride), Nantwich 1902 Edward Lowe...

    Started by Staffs Boaties‎, 06-04-2008 9:52 AM
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  15. William Darby - Beccles

    I am fairly new to researching my family tree and have found my Great x 4 Grandfather William Darby is shown in the 1851 census as a Waterman in Beccles, Suffolk (although born in Bungay). Someone mentioned he may have been the master of a Wherry called Emmet but I don't know where that info comes...

    Started by pteverett001‎, 22-12-2009 12:35 PM
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  16. Land Based Boatmen - Mid 19th Century

    Hello, I have previously responded to posts on here about canal boatmen, but am becoming doubtful that "standard" answers always fit the facts I come across. I'm researching a lot in Tring, Hertfordshire, which only has one reasonable "boat" connection, namely the coming of the Grand Junction...

    Started by Alan Welsford‎, 18-12-2009 7:43 PM
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  17. a general question

    can anyone tell me the probability of navigators who worked on building the canals, becoming railwaymen, when the railways took over? i have a particular interest in the avon and kennet canal ( clutching at straws??) does anyone have any knowledge of the canal between wootton bassett, wiltshire ...

    Started by hepzibah‎, 09-12-2009 5:53 PM
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    18-12-2009, 7:20 PM Go to last post
  18. Question help

    Can someone tell me where I can find out more about John Emanuel on the 1851 -61-71-and 81 census he says that he was a pilot he lived in Baglan. Glam. I would like to find out what he was pilot of in these years. I also want to know the same for William Williams Pilot 1851 and 1861 he lived in...

    Started by Elizabeth‎, 25-11-2009 3:04 AM
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  19. GIBBINS on the DORA

    Hi, I am looking for any information on the GIBBINS family from Northampton who worked the Grand Union Canal around 1890 to 1930. I have a William GIBBINS born 1882. He married Elizabeth DANIELS born in 1882 in Oldbury. Where did Elizabeths family come from? On the 1891 Census she lived with her...

    Started by ShirleySS‎, 15-11-2009 5:26 PM
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    15-11-2009, 10:07 PM Go to last post
  20. still searching flatley name on canals

    if anyone on their searching happens to see flatleys on the canals i would be most interested if they could let me know thanks ann

    Started by ann.pitts‎, 14-11-2009 2:50 PM
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