View Full Version : Vincent family - lightermen ?

30-03-2011, 7:11 PM
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

31-03-2011, 8:04 AM
Hi John
Your message doesn't really give us any info to work on and need first names.
Have a look at RG09 Piece:391 Folio:44 Pg:31 on the 1861 census

Peter Goodey
31-03-2011, 8:17 AM
Parish Chest have resources on Thames Watermen and Lightermen. See http://www.parishchest.com/index.php?cmd=searchfor&searchfor=lightermen&Submit=GO

Also see this London Metropolitan Archives information leaflet (

Simply Googling for "Watermen and Lightermen" throws up many references

31-03-2011, 8:20 AM
Some research has already been done on another forum.


John, if you can tell us exactly what you're looking for at this point, it will help our members to help you.

31-03-2011, 3:17 PM
Thanks for the input so far.
I will post some more information when I get back to my home pc.
Kind regards...... John

04-04-2011, 10:59 AM
Hi John

It is some years since I researched the maternal side of my family. However, one of my GGGrandmothers was an Ada Vincent, father John Vincent - Lighterman - Born St Georges in the East c.1831. In 1871 the family were living at Temperance Cottage 177 North Street, Limehouse. She married William Chambers - Lighterman, on 24 March 1888. From this union my Grandmother Amy Chambers was born.


04-04-2011, 2:35 PM
Hi Martin, Well we possibly have a match then !
I have an Ada Vincent in my tree (my gt grand aunt), with a father John (A) Vincent b. 1834 (my 2 x gt Grandfather)
Funny enough I went to the cemetery yesterday were John Vincent was buried to see if there is anything there,,,,,,but we were beaten away by the crowds ! (mothers day)
So I will revist asap.
My Nan was a Vincent, so that's were I join the Vincent line.
Nice to hear from you.
Kind regards....John