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Forum: The Victorian Period - (1837-1901) though this could run from 1832

  1. 'House Of Refuge' - 1901, Portsmouth

    Hello, Came across this 1901 census today: Alice Rogers Inmate 22 years old Born Wingham Domestic servant Slightly deaf

    Started by morrwilcox‎, 18-04-2017 10:02 PM
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  2. France 1842 - 1848?

    Hi I wonder if anyone here can answer, or at least shed shome light on, why a labourer and his wife would be travelling to France for the birth of four of their children? There may be a distant connection with France somewhere as the family name is Novell but I haven't found it yet. The family...

    Started by jannic‎, 15-12-2007 10:04 PM
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  3. Mathews, painter decorator, married 1851

    My great Grandfather Henry Benjamin Mathews, was married to Anna Deborah Howard in March 1851, but I can't find him in the census of 1851. He lived at 7 Howland Street, which is off Tottenham Court Road. His father was also named Henry Benjamin, according to marriage certificate. Later he owned...

    Started by ukeman71‎, 07-08-2016 5:08 PM
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  4. Bankruptcy in UK in 1840s

    Hello I am interested in finding out the conditions of being declared bankrupt in UK in the 1840s. My 3x great grandfather was placed in this unfortunate position, losing all his property and assets. Last night on an episode of the English Who Do You Think You Are, this topic came up. The...

    Started by di2315‎, 08-05-2016 4:31 AM
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  5. Poor Law

    The National Archives have a blog which discusses various subjects and I thought this one might be of interest to others as gives a thought provoking view of life in the mid 19th century, and that maybe things are not always black and white: ...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 04-08-2015 7:31 PM
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  6. Question Wanted Book on Social History of East England

    Does anyone know what book I could buy on the 'habits', lives etc. of Agricultural Labourers etc. from the Cambridgeshire, Norfolk area in Victorian Years. I have had my head researching my family around this area for a number of months. Have come to some of my own, maybe incorrect conclusions on...

    Started by Debbie Bozkurt‎, 01-06-2008 9:40 AM
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  7. Alured Gray Bell b. Alexandria, Egypt 1870

    Looking for biographical information about Alured Gray Bell born Alexandria, Egypt 14th April, 1870 and died 1925, Kensington, London. He appears in the English Census 1881 and 1901. He lived in Rio de Janeiro for two years (after 1901) and wrote the first book in English about the city, "The...

    Started by consignee‎, 03-06-2014 8:36 PM
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  8. Question Invasion of Tibet

    My Grandfather William James Whippe : Royal Fusiliers No. 7649 was according to his military record, on the expedition and involved with the invasion of Tibet and Gyantz in 1903 - 1905. He was awarded a medal for the Sikkim Expedition of 1904 and was part of the Escort of Tibet I am unable to...

    Started by Katkins‎, 05-06-2014 9:21 PM
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    07-06-2014, 8:25 AM Go to last post
  9. Question 19th Century Pubs and Inns

    Have attempting to log onto Pubs and Inns Index , at www.pubsindex.org/index.htm no success page seems to have vanished - also wrote to info@pubsindex.org message bounced !! Can anyone update me on what is happening with the Index, or do they have a personal email address for Stan...

    Started by Lottie‎, 06-01-2005 2:28 AM
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  10. Question Early army records - 63rd Regiment of Foot

    I am trying to find the early service records of my g g grandfather Joseph Routh born 1850 in Thirsk. I know from his marriage record that in 1882 he was a Sargeant in 1nd Batt. Manchester Regiment (formerly the 63rd West Suffolk regiment) in Urmritur, India. I know that he must have left the army...

    Started by RLucyg‎, 18-11-2006 9:49 PM
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  11. Queens Messengers

    Hello, I have a question regarding Queens Messengers and in particular if they can be researched. My interest is in a relative (on my grandmothers side) who was said to be a Queens messenger. His name is Edward Pett Thompson (1802-1870),a former Mayor of Dover. His son Rev Edward Henry...

    Started by hebbo‎, 27-12-2007 4:16 AM
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  12. Members of the Royal Guard for Queen Victoria

    My great-great-grandmother, Eliza Barnett born in Brighton, Sussex, England in 1854 said that her father was James Barnett who was a member of the Royal Guard for Queen Victoria. Her mother's name was Margaret. Eliza had a brother and at least one aunt. She told her family that her parents both...

    Started by Lorinda Martin‎, 30-10-2012 1:01 AM
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  13. Victorian fabrics

    Following on from Janice's post on Victorian clothes, I have put together a short list of some of the fabrics used during those times (from what I can remember of what I have read in period novels). It is not comprehensive and others may wish to add to it. Fabric types Bombazine – a twilled...

    Started by Davran‎, 23-11-2008 4:49 PM
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  14. British and Foreign Bible Society Bible 1869

    I have a Bible which was printed at the Oxford University Press in 1869 for the British and Foreign Bible Society. On the front cover is a circle with the words Two shillings and Six Pence, and on the outer rim British and Foreign Bible Society. Opposite the 'title' page there is a list of the...

    Started by Mary C‎, 23-05-2011 6:47 AM
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  15. Smile Spindlow

    Has anyone got any Spindlows in there family tree? I am interested in the Spindlows from Ducklington Oxfordshire. I have a Annie or Ann Spindlow who married George Wickson and also a Noble Spindlow who could be her brother.

    Started by suzan‎, 03-08-2005 8:12 PM
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  16. Passengers on Troop Ships - 1884

    My grandfather Henry HENDERSON No. 1545 was in the 65th Regiment of Foot (1st BN Yorks & Lancs) for six years, leaving to Army Reserve 20th June 1884(from the Muster Book in Kew). In Feb 1884 the Regiment left Aden to return home on HMS Serapis, was diverted to Suakin to fight the Mahdi's forces....

    Started by bert henderson‎, 26-04-2006 1:09 PM
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  17. marriage laws question

    I am researching background information (general - not related to my family) about marriage laws in 1838. For instance: What were the requirements for a legal marriage? What did you have to declare or prove, and to whom? Was illegitimacy or being under 21 a cause of difficulty? (eg, What...

    Started by Sue Millard‎, 03-01-2011 12:35 AM
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  18. Ward of Chancery

    Are there records of people who were made wards of chancery? Where would they be held? nancyt

    Started by nancyt‎, 03-01-2011 7:54 PM
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  19. Question Queen victoria's coachman John Smith

    My grandfather's great grandfather was John Smith coachman to Queen Victoria, his son (my grandfather's grandfather) was Alfred John Smith coachman to Edward VII. I am looking for information on John smith's ancestors (probably in Isle of white), john's wife Edith and alfred's wife Annie Fitzgerald...

    Started by bdeaville‎, 26-07-2006 9:41 PM
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    26-10-2010, 5:30 AM Go to last post
  20. The General Slocum Disaster

    I had never heard of this terrible disaster and only came across it because one of my namesakes (not directly related to me) perished in this ghastly event. I had to google it to find out about it - not nice. There must be numerous disasters that we either are not aware of or have forgotten...

    Started by British Viking‎, 01-08-2010 3:06 AM
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