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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. The Castle, Portugal Street, Lincoln's-in-fie

    I am currently researching a 13 year old sentenced to transportation to Aust for stealing. His employer, Thomas Ingram, stated in the Old Bailey Court in 1788 he kept the "Castle" which I presume was an inn, the lad his pot boy (I presume pots and pans cleaner). I have looked on the web for...

    Started by JandL‎, 24-05-2018 9:15 AM
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  2. Freedom of the City of London

    I have found an interesting article in Trove in Australia about my Great Grandfather Joseph Frederick Tucker from Lambeth in London. Article states "The Freedom of the City of London" dated 22nd June 1876 belonging to Joseph Frederick Tucker now of Port Augusta. It is 3 x 15 inches and bears...

    Started by joytuc52‎, 19-05-2018 7:30 AM
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  3. Red face BEDFORDS - LONDON

    Hello - I'm from Lancashire and am currently researching the family history for my partner, who knew very little, well nothing really about his father's side of the family - not even his grandparents names - apart from the fact that they were called BEDFORD!! His father also died when he was 16 so...

    Started by Chardie58‎, 24-06-2012 2:48 PM
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  4. Nairn Family-London, UK

    Hullo - I am trying to trace the birth parents of Elizabeth NAIRN born about 1781. Her husband was Ithiel (Ethiel) Price of St Dunstan's Church, Stepney, London Any help would be great Chris Anders South Australia

    Started by anderscm43@iine‎, 01-04-2018 11:38 PM
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  5. Post Origins of George Alfred Wood, 1820 settler

    I am seeking help in finding additional information about the origins of George Alfred Wood, b. 1805 Camberwell, London and d. 1884 Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. We know the names of his parents (George Alfred Wood Sr and Martha Wood). But we know little else about them. George Alfred...

    Started by ericwood‎, 10-03-2018 7:29 PM
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  6. Land Tax Records

    I've been studying entries in the Surrey, England, Land Tax Records, 1780-1832 database on Ancestry and have noted some entries that under 'Names of Occupiers" appear to say "inmates" following the name of the Proprietor, e.g. Names of Proprietors: W Blasket Names of Occupiers: Blasket's...

    Started by davyr‎, 15-02-2018 2:31 PM
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  7. Poplar & Stepney Sick Asylum

    I'm trying to find the postal address of the Poplar and Stepney Sick Asylum, later known as St Andrews Hospital, in Devons Road, Bow. The ABCD 1934 London Street Directory shows it after No 73 Devons Road, but, did it have a Street Number, for convenience? For example, in Cheadle, Staffs, on...

    Started by peter nicholl‎, 19-05-2006 7:52 PM
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  8. Bramwell Gordon Hollis

    Bramwell Gordon Hollis was the son of Edgar Hollis and Beatrice Widdowson, and was born in Hackney, London on 17 January 1913. Bramwell was killed in the sinking of the HMS Hood in 1941. However, I am trying to find out about Bramwell's brother - I think he was born after Bramwell, but so far...

    Started by sharples44‎, 17-01-2018 8:34 AM
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  9. Smile Selby in Southwark

    Hi Everybody! My Name is Matt, I'm from Toronto, Canada and I've been doing research into some specific people in my family tree but sadly I've hit a full stop. My great x4 grandfather on my mothers side and his brothers were all criminals in Southwark, England active between the 1880s and 1900s....

    Started by Mattisafish‎, 12-01-2018 1:54 AM
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  10. Searching for William Corderoy

    Hi Forum members, William Corderoy, of South Bowenfels, NSW died at the age of 85 years. William came to the district circa 1854. The same age at death appears on his death certificate. His obituary from the Lithgow Mercury Friday June 24 1898, states he was a native of Kensington London, and...

    Started by ExDevonport‎, 26-10-2008 1:09 AM
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  11. Homewood Family

    Hello, might there be anyone out there researching the Homewood family in Spitalfields, around 1630s through to the 1880s? I'm getting very confused and would love to discuss. Thanks Steve

    Started by Stevebuckley‎, 04-01-2018 9:40 PM
    golden harp, golden heart, homewood, spitalfields
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  12. Lloyd George Domesday Survey of London 1910

    This is now available on The Genealogist (pay per view, although an initial free search may be done) at https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/lloyd-george-domesday/ Useful for pinpointing a London address from the 1911 census if the road no longer exists or the numbering has been changed. Also gives...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 24-11-2017 10:50 AM
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  13. Dorothy Cowan

    Dorothy Cowan b.30 Jun 1909, St George in the East. Mother Eliza Cowan nee Killingback, father unknown. Eliza died 1910 in Colney Hatch. Dorothy was then ‘in care’. I have all her social care records, I think, these include care records of 3 children she had out of wedlock. Her whereabouts...

    Started by sallyj1708‎, 30-10-2017 10:52 AM
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  14. The Taylor Sisters.

    Marchant Taylor married Emma Read 1886. The following siblings arrived commencing with : Annie b 1888, d 1952. Edith b 1893, d1914. Louise Florence b1897, d1927. Clara b 1903. Rose Elizabeth b 1906. Recently a descendant of these ladies has died, as a result information and family...

    Started by Joe90‎, 29-09-2017 5:46 PM
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  15. Royal Navy/London,3rd.Gt.Grandfather lost.

    I was researching my Donnelly family from the London area, circa 1809-1867, many years ago, and have now decided to try and start again, they need to be found !! My research got back to my Gt.Gt.Grandfather SILVESTER ( SYLVESTER) DONNELLY, born approx. 1809 who married ELIZABETH McCABE at...

    Started by BernieFD‎, 01-11-2010 10:36 PM
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  16. Samuel Heath, Newington Parish, London

    Need assistance in obtaining information on a Samuel Heath who is my GGG grandfather. I believe died before the 1941 Census as there is no record of him in 1841 or beyond. His son Albion was on his own in Wales in the 1841 census but I have a few solid clues to his past. 1. I believe I have...

    Started by roysloan‎, 19-01-2009 5:35 PM
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  17. Cool Gates Family in England

    Hello everybody, Was wondering if anybody is reaching the family of John and Eliza (Elizabeth ) Gates? They only information I have on the family is on the baptisim records of their four children (may be more but have not found). Children: George Gates born 31 Dec 1842..Frederick Gates born 20...

    Started by Sharon Medley‎, 16-07-2005 5:42 PM
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  18. Locate M.Weldon,Princess Rd,Kilburn,LonNW6

    We have Birth cert for my Mother "Margaret Weldon" born July 10 1932 at 245 Twyford Lodge, Acton Lane . Her Mothers name listed on the cer is also "Margaret Weldon" (domestic servant )of 6 St. Pauls Avenue, Cricklewood, Willesden . We also have address at Princess Road, Kilburn, London NW6 as...

    Started by Margaret Weldon‎, 03-08-2017 7:26 PM
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  19. Westminster Rate Books

    Seeking help in interpreting Westminster Rate Books. In particular, who was liable for the rates - owner, occupier, or either depending on circumstances. I have numerous entries pertaining to three generations of one branch of my family dating from the late 1700s through the mid-1800s. I would...

    Started by jmduke‎, 23-06-2017 2:14 PM
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  20. The Powells

    Is there a descendent out there of Henry Lewis Powell born in hackney in 1885 died 1965 address at death was 71 Manor road Leyton He married Elizabeth Sutherland Pell in 1918 they had 4 children twins Joyce and George then Jean and Leslie.My husband is one of Joyces children Is anyone out there...

    Started by bedfordn@sky.co‎, 27-02-2009 5:25 PM
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    10-07-2017, 8:04 AM Go to last post

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