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  1. Harcourt artist

    Looking for information on Henry "James" Harcourt. Born abt 1867 Dunbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. His occupation was artist. Father Henry, mother Elizabeth, brother George - artist, brother William - artist. Address in 1901 was Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. I would really like to find the...

    Started by greann‎, 17-11-2008 2:55 AM
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  2. French Actor..CHERBOURG

    |banghead||banghead||banghead| Supposedly my mother in law's father was a French Actor by the name of CHERBOURG???..even that's dicey and performed in theaters around Brighton area, as she was born in Brighton... Can anyone advise on sites that might have archive material for actors around the...

    Started by dave_dyke‎, 02-11-2008 6:20 PM
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    06-11-2008, 4:39 AM Go to last post
  3. Thumbs up Franze Family

    I am looking for information abut an Acrobatic troup called the Frantz Family, they toured the world making a big name for themselves in the Music Halls.

    Started by twist69‎, 12-10-2008 3:38 PM
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    13-10-2008, 8:18 AM Go to last post
  4. Glass painter - John Davidson

    Hi I am seeking information of my ancestor John Davidson who was a glass painter in Glasgow. He was born in Anderston Glasgow in 1864 and is shown as a glass painter on the 1881 census of Glasgow. I believe he was a noted artist of the time. I would love to be able to learn more about him. ...

    Started by neilelliott21‎, 11-10-2008 9:22 AM
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  5. george fobey- music hall comedian/actor

    hi i am looking for information on george fobey better known as the "prime minister of mirth. he was was originally born as george edward wade in 1869 herne hill, london. his aunt was my grandmothers great great grandmother. her name was harriet wade. i am trying to find out more information...

    Started by lorna4‎, 16-05-2008 3:24 PM
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    04-10-2008, 6:11 PM Go to last post
  6. French ballerina

    I am trying to trace my wifes late fathers ancestry . It is shrouded in Mystery to the extent that I can get no verification of his date of birth . apparently it is not the 26 mar 1905 as he used to quote . he died in 1993 . he had an unhappy childhood so we were led to believe and his mother was...

    Started by sardisman931‎, 24-09-2008 7:37 PM
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    25-09-2008, 7:15 PM Go to last post
  7. Artist

    Hello again, On the 1901 census an ancestor of mine has the occupation of "Artist" I know that he was a muscial type and performed on stage. The word Artist has writing over it which makes it hard to work out if it should say "artiste" BUT....would artist mean the same or does it mainly...

    Started by sindylin‎, 21-08-2008 11:11 PM
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    22-08-2008, 2:43 PM Go to last post
  8. Henry Hall

    I swear (or did I dream it) that my mother told me when I was a child that Henry Hall (famous orchestra leader during the days of early telly) was related to my father's family through marriage. I had thought it would be easy to at least find some information on Henry's family on-line to see if I...

    Started by BrendaE‎, 08-08-2008 12:30 AM
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  9. Gladys Iolanthe Kohler

    Gladys Iolanthe B. Kohler, born 1884, is described in the 1901 census as an actress, living in Fulham, London. If anyone ever spots her name anywhere please let me know! Thank you.

    Started by Spangle‎, 13-08-2008 11:19 PM
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    14-08-2008, 12:19 AM Go to last post
  10. Michael O'Brien - Comedian

    I have very little information about Michael as yet other than he is shown as a comedian at the marriage of his son Albert in1854 in Westminster, London. He is deceased at Albert's second marriage in 1871. The family would appear to have been living in London for some while as birth place of...

    Started by foxym‎, 01-06-2008 2:07 PM
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    05-07-2008, 6:24 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Circus Member???

    My Gran's cousin Queenie Hodge married a man called Jem Holloway in the 1940's. According to my gran he was a member of a circus. Is there anyway of tracing whether this was the case? and if it is any way of finding out more information?? Ta

    Started by frogfan‎, 16-06-2008 11:40 PM
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  12. Peter Pan, original production

    Can someone tell if me there is a way to enlarge the image of the original programme for Peter Pan shown on this website, so that I can read the names? http://www.its-behind-you.com/storypeterpan.html I was following a strong lead on one part of the family when I heard from someone that one...

    Started by Fidgetsmum‎, 26-05-2008 10:40 AM
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  13. Edie le Brun, Edith May Brown

    Born 6th September 1896 Buenos Aires, Argentine daughter of Edgar Brown b 1872 Gymnast and acrobat and did some circus trapeze work? wife Fanny lawson and his father Henry Brown listed as retired clown in 1901 census. Edie was billed as Britains leading premiere juggler (business card when living...

    Started by Moigail‎, 27-04-2008 11:34 PM
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  14. Question Margaret A Murray

    My Gt Gt Aunt is listed as an Actress on the 1901 Census when she was 32 yrs. She has no info under occupation 10 yrs earlier. She lived in London so presumably worked in London Theatres. How and where do I go about finding out what this would have meant?

    Started by frogfan‎, 23-04-2008 11:21 PM
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  15. George LAW - Actor/Comedian

    Has anyone ever heard of George LAW, who on the 1881 census described himself as an actor/ comedian ? I am presuming he was on the music halls but can't find any references to him at all. He was born in Sheffield in 1825 and married my widowed great grandmother, Maria SHARPLEY in Hanley,...

    Started by josal‎, 02-11-2004 5:26 PM
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    13-03-2008, 3:41 PM Go to last post
  16. Portable theatres.

    Hi there, I am a newbie and am searching for anything on Portable theatres relating to the Wells family; My grandmother and her sister were actresses within this theatre before it closed down late 1890's; It has been said the theatre was bought byt someone and taken to Wales but although i have...

    Started by Eiton‎, 05-03-2008 3:06 PM
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    06-03-2008, 2:49 PM Go to last post
  17. Smile Musicians and Singers

    Hi there Is there anyone who can help? where do I look for info on some one who was a Professional Musician and Singer in the 1880's. I have Alice Kate Moss b1860 East/West Ham, Essex on the 1881 census as a Professional musician and singer. She married Robert Little Radcliff a solicitor in...

    Started by Sandyhall‎, 17-01-2008 2:18 PM
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    18-01-2008, 2:32 PM Go to last post
  18. Dale and Vale/ John and Florence McMurray

    Dale and Vale were sthe stage names of my Great Grand parents John and Florence McMurray, they did dancing and comedy routines in British Music Halls between aprx. 1904 - 1912. My GGF also did a solo act under the stage name James Kennady. They were on bills with Gracie Graham, Chung Ling Soo,...

    Started by catjoy‎, 27-11-2007 1:14 AM
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    28-11-2007, 4:29 AM Go to last post
  19. family of Stage Artists

    Hi I am deseperately trying for find any information on my great granddad, John Francis, my granddad Archie Francis, and my great uncle, Jack Francis. They were all stage artists originating in Scotland, but joined a circuit and travelled around England. Eventually they settled around...

    Started by greann‎, 26-11-2007 10:31 PM
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    27-11-2007, 2:24 PM Go to last post
  20. Artist and Musicians

    Hi there two of my ancestors (they are brothers) are described on the 1901 Census as an "Artist" and a "Musician". Does anyone have any idea where I might find out more about them through their professions? Any advice welcome best Tim

    Started by Timbo‎, 31-08-2007 7:53 PM
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    25-11-2007, 2:21 PM Go to last post

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