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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Bedlam Burial Ground registers

    Londoners/people who work in the capital/people who watched Channel 4 the other weekend/BBC2 sometime last year are probably aware of the Crossrail project which will mean you can travel from Reading in the west straight through to the eastern side of London without the hassle of changing on to...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 30-07-2015 12:19 AM
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  1. London's Lost Burial Ground

    if any UK members missed tonight's documentary about the 17th century burial ground uncovered by the Crossrail excavations, and the fascinating research resulting from it about life in London and causes of death, then I recommend downloading it from iPlayer. It was on Channel 4.

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 20-09-2015 7:40 PM
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  2. Question Morgan Crucible Battersea

    My gt grandfather was a Cooper living in Battersea. I always believed that he made barrels for beer, but I have just discovered he worked for the Crucible Works in Battersea. I googled this and found Morgan Crucible Works. I am now confused as to what his job could have entailed. They made...

    Started by sue2white‎, 03-04-2009 4:48 PM
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  3. Queens Street, Chelsea

    I have looked for Queens Street, Chelsea, which is a location in the 1851 census, but cannot find it in Multimap. Does anyone know what it is now called? thanks, Pete

    Started by bearkin‎, 21-02-2005 5:38 PM
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  4. 2 Grove Road, Richmond

    Not sure if I am posting this in the correct Forum. I am trying to find out if 2 Grove Road, Richmond was a residential house in 1947, or perhaps a nursing home or hospital. I have a death certificate and this is the address of the deceased. I have checked Google maps but the car wizzed...

    Started by suemalings‎, 13-06-2011 6:34 PM
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  5. Thomas Bullen

    My 4x great grandfather was Thomas Bullen who married Mary Wilkinson on 17 July 1785 at Saint Botolph, Bishopsgate, London. Thomas and Mary had at least one son John Brook bap 18 June 1786 at St Botolphs. Any info on Thomas or his family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Katy

    Started by Katy‎, 05-07-2015 3:51 PM
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  6. What was the "White Horse" Cateaton St?

    My uncle, William Stone, was governor of Maryland and fought the Battle of Severn in 1655 at the tale end of the English Civil Wars. For several years before this his uncle, Thomas Stone, a haberdasher, lived at an establishment in London called the “White Horse” in Cateaton Street, in the parish...

    Started by charlie64‎, 06-06-2015 8:34 PM
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  7. Guinness Buildings

    I have relations in the Guinness Buildings in Bermondsey and am try to locate the area of Bermondsey was in. Also any information about the history or type of accommodation. There seem to be a number of Guinness Buildings around is there any special in the name? Regards Phil

    Started by Phil‎, 13-11-2004 11:13 PM
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  8. 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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    trying to work out my family tree and it is spreading far and wide my mums side of the family come from london to start with but were bombed out durin the war my nan was minnie roda washer her mum was HARSENT she had 14 children my nan was the eldest

    Started by chrisnewton‎, 15-03-2010 10:07 PM
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  10. Smile RODWELL

    Looking for any information on John RODWELL b 1799 Suffolk married 1821 Faversham Kent Sarah Jane MORGAN b 1796 Barking They had 7 children 1. John Rodwell b 1823 St Dunstan Stepney (I have details of his marriage) 2. Sarah Rodwell b 1825 St Dunstan Stepney 3. Elizabeth Rodwell b 1829 ...

    Started by mjkisxo‎, 21-02-2008 9:27 PM
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  11. Help finding info Great Grandparents

    I am looking to find information about my great grandparents. Ellen Agnes Mayes born January 30, 1900 in East Burmansey, England who married Thomas John Mayes born May 9, 1895 in Hammersmith, England They immigrated to Canada but not sure of the date and had 13 children. My grandmother Marjory...

    Started by TRobinson1‎, 20-01-2015 1:35 AM
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  12. John Henry Reynolds 1832 London

    Hello all! I've always been interested in my family's history - Reynolds being my last name. It's been an off and on sort of research as most of the information (U.S. genealogy) was researched by a relative. He pretty much did all of the leg work, so digging for U.S. information is not a problem...

    Started by adegan‎, 18-01-2015 4:01 PM
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  13. Searching the McPherson family from Greenwich

    Hi, I am searching my Grandfathers family William McPherson from Greenwich, London born 1900.

    Started by Limy-Lou‎, 09-01-2015 6:57 PM
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  14. Question Boatman family Deptord

    I, trying to find out about the Boatman family, Edwards St. Deptford late 1800s to 1940s or so. Particularly a James William Boatman who I think was a submariner and may have died at Zeebrugge Raid. Any help would be appreciated. thanks Viv

    Started by watchaboaty‎, 23-11-2014 8:47 AM
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  15. MASON John & Dorothy late 1700s, hackneyman

    I have been tracking the family of John MASON, operator of a hackney-coach business in St. George Hanover Square parish, Westminster, in the late 1700s. John's wife was named Dorothy. Children included Charles, John, Marianne, George, Eliza, Robert and William. Their home was near Grosvenor...

    Started by Jane Elderfield‎, 28-03-2014 4:03 AM
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  16. Vesta Tilley

    I am researching a friend's family tree and my friend tells me that she was always told there was a connection with Vesta Tilley's family somewhere. Matilda (Vesta) Alice Powles was born in Worcester. Her family lived in Worcester in 1871, Birmingham (where my friend comes from) in 1881 and 91,...

    Started by suemalings‎, 30-03-2010 12:42 PM
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  17. Guy Hitchings and Martha Watson

    It is believed they were married 13 Feb 1834 at St George The Martyr, Southwark. Their oldest child Priscilla Elizabeth born bat 1829? married my great great grandfather Francis Lord 16 Dec 1855 Union Church, Hoxton. I think this is correct but am worried that she was born before her parents...

    Started by Nigellord‎, 07-10-2014 12:10 PM
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  18. Smile HUNT

    I have an Isaac Hunt in my tree. He was born in Westbourne Sussex in 1780, moved to Southwark in Surrey where he was a gardener at Kingswood House in Dulwich--1841 census.His children were Sarah Hunt christened 1815 Saint Giles Camberwell Mary Hunt 1815 " " " Isaac...

    Started by beckwith111‎, 21-09-2014 4:52 PM
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  19. Harris & Polly, Russians in London WW1

    In the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) there are papers for a HARRIS SCOBOLVITCH, whose name is sometimes SCOBLOVITCH and SCOBOLOVITCH. (The man himself cannot write.) Most of the records are illegible, so there is no record of religion, but I think he is a Russian Jew. As the 3 children born in...

    Started by fullscott‎, 28-08-2014 8:06 AM
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  20. James Charles LYONS - birth 1851?

    Been searching this chap for sometime now but yet to find any reasonable link to his parents. James Charles LYONS 1851? - 1921 (NSW, Australia) His birth place London England. He married in Melbourne, Australia in 1903. (I have this document) He is listed in the Garonne ship in 1879 ( I...

    Started by bobbyfamilytree‎, 10-08-2014 7:40 AM
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