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  1. stephen ainsworth elizabeth guy

    hi i am trying to find out about about stephen ainsworth 1789 who married eliabeth guy in 1810 and lived in birmingham . the only thing we know is that stephen was a boatman as it was on several of his children birth listings . stepehn ainsworth 1836 , joseph ainsworth . we think stephen and...

    Started by flowergirl1‎, 29-10-2015 7:01 PM
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  2. Question Lock Keepers in Mirfield, West Yorkshire

    Where/How do I find a list of Lock Keepers in Mirfield, West Yorkshire I think I have a Woodcock or a Sheard whoi was a Lock Keeper who fell in when drunk and drowned Some time 1880 to 1940 - I know quite a spread Chris

    Started by Grayshon-Pedley‎, 13-07-2015 10:25 PM
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  3. Smile Boats called ADA, CLARE, ALICE, ESTHER, ETHEL

    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 4:56 PM
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  4. Question Joseph Cole, waterman, Lincoln c1804

    Hi, I have been searching for info on my 4xGGrandfather Joseph COLE. He was born around 1773 based on his death age but I have no idea where or who his parents were. He married Anne TURNER (although the marriage certificate says Conor) in 1804, Mary BULLIVANT in 1811 and then Mary Madison in 1824...

    Started by DeeGemini2011‎, 29-01-2014 10:36 PM
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  5. Smile canal boatmen and women

    hi all, all of my family were canal boatmen and women, i have been researching for over 15 years now and have quite a few families in my tree, some names are harrison holt/hoult,skinner,tonks,ward,wood,humphrey's humphries, and diggory, quite a few more if anyone needs help i will happily try and...

    Started by kmt1234‎, 11-02-2012 1:13 PM
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    20-02-2014, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  6. Joseph Galloway, keelman...

    Would be very grateful if anyone could give me any interesting information about the 'Keelmen of Tyne and Wear' My great-great grandfather Joseph Galloway (born about 1856) is listed as 'keelman on a barge' (so I am assuming he was on the Tyne or Wear) and I would just be interested to see what...

    Started by Joel‎, 10-02-2014 12:14 AM
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  7. Smile John KENT and Annie CHATER

    hello, I am researching the family's Kent, and Chater I know that a John Kent married a Annie Chater, 21.03.1867, Leicester,, have their marriage certificate. It states that both their fathers, John Kent snr, and James Chater, were Watermen,but I cannot seem to be able to find either families...

    Started by catkins‎, 13-03-2012 11:00 AM
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  8. Thumbs up Hinman, Seymour, Compton and Harrison

    Hi everybody. I'm a newbie to this site, but not to genealogy. My Mum's family were canal boatmen, firstly in the Midlands - Bedworth, Knowle and Wolverhampton - and later in Cheshire, specifically Runcorn. Interested to hear from anyone who has links with the above names. It's early days yet,...

    Started by Spellweaver‎, 22-01-2014 6:10 PM
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  9. Hollinwood Canal lock keeper

    I am struggling to link in a family member we have found worked as a lock keeper he has a photo on hollinwood lock. http://www.hollinwoodcanal.co.uk/images/hol903b.jpg Thomas Stanfield is remembered by some of the older relatives but linking him in is proving difficult.

    Started by Florenceanne‎, 12-11-2013 3:30 PM
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  10. Boatmen missing from Censuses

    Hello all I expect this question may have been asked before, but I will ask it anyway! Is it the case that People travelling on boats at the time of a census would not be included on the census? I have 'lost' a couple of people from certain censuses, and try as I might with variations on names,...

    Started by Kentincomer‎, 18-01-2010 1:45 PM
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    12-05-2013, 2:27 PM Go to last post
  11. Waterman John Cooper of Doncaster

    I have recently managed to get a little further back in my late husband's line. His paternal grandfather's mother was descended from John Cooper, who was a waterman in Marsh Gate, Doncaster, in the early to mid-1800s. What I'm interested in finding out is whether he would simply have been ferrying...

    Started by Tinker‎, 12-05-2013 11:59 AM
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  12. Jonathan Hoar, Berkshire bargemaster

    I've just discovered Jonathan Hoar, my 5 x g-grandfather as a bargemaster on the Berkshire / Oxon borders. First of all, I'm not quite sure what a bargemaster is... He marries in Sotwell in 1781 to Mary Collins and they settle in Streatley, baptising daughters there throughout the 1780s and...

    Started by nataliew‎, 02-02-2013 10:04 PM
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  13. Question resources for tracing thames watermen

    I'm keen to confirm the parentage and know more about my great-great-great grandfather George F Wright b. 1822 approx Hampton Middx (sometimes Moulsey, Surrey!) I have marriage certs for 2 of his 12 children listing him as a waterman, 2 of his sons become watermen and he spends his married life...

    Started by nataliew‎, 19-09-2010 10:10 PM
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    02-02-2013, 9:56 PM Go to last post
  14. Unhappy Easthope, Dale, Slater, Boatmen

    Searching for more information on the following boatmen:|banghead| William Henry Easthope, c1830, and son, William Henry Easthope,c1856, born Litchfield? John Thomas Dale, c1881, possibly Ireland, son of John William Dale, possibly Leigh,Lancs Isaac Slater, c1831,b. Ilkeston, Derbys

    Started by little sister‎, 28-01-2008 11:38 PM
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  15. Smile Watermen of Lincolnshire

    Hi...My maternal grandfather and family were all watermen (lightermen). Grandad was called James Knott (1872-1952) and was from Winteringham, Lincolnshire. His father, Christopher, had a vessel (barge) called "Blanche" around 1871-1881. I would be interested in finding more about their voyages and...

    Started by HunnyB22‎, 13-05-2010 1:51 PM
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    09-09-2012, 1:07 PM Go to last post
  16. Boats and Canals

    We at Boats and Canals often have people searching for people or canal related history, if we can help please feel free to ask in our forum, we do not sell anything nor do we promote our site for ranking places, we specialise purely in Canal life and its people, maybe we can be another avenue to...

    Started by johnny b‎, 01-02-2009 9:00 PM
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  17. Post Re 14 Locks Rogerstone

    Can anyone give me info regarding john Powell who was Lockkeeper at 14 Locks in Rogerstone ? He was there was daugther & son in Law in 1911. Any info regarding his death? Thanks in advance Pat researching Powell ,Lewis & Rossiter

    Started by Aber1929‎, 20-05-2012 3:08 AM
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  18. Charles Smith, Bargeman born abt 1796

    I am trying to find out more about a Charles Smith, Bargeman, born abt 1796, father of: Elisa Smith b 1817 Matilda Smith 1818 – 1866 Charles Thomas Smith b 1821 by Mary (maiden name unknown); all baptised in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. Daughter Matilda's marriage certificate to...

    Started by whymeonlyme‎, 18-12-2011 2:38 PM
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  19. samuel hatton

    i have a samuel hatton in my family tree,who was a flatman around cheshire in the 1840's,does anyone know how i can find any info on him,are there any records relating to flatman?

    Started by alanjohn‎, 04-12-2007 9:12 PM
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    25-04-2012, 9:43 PM Go to last post
  20. Spades

    Not sure if this is the right place for this one. My dad often used to refer to a sharpened wooden implement which was used to clean clay and earth etc from spades. I found a reference in a book about Irish Navvies which used the term Minute Man, as it took just a minute to clean the spade and...

    Started by radstockjeff‎, 14-11-2011 9:24 PM
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    15-11-2011, 9:13 AM Go to last post

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