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    Hello British Genealogy Forum Ruth Thrasher later known as Ruth Jezard/Ruby Jezard is described with her family in this post. https://www.british-genealogy.com/threads/93435-THEATRICAL-FAMILY-NAME-CHANGING-AFTER-BIRTHS WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SAMANTHA WOMACK JESSIE ALMER Jessie Almer...

    Started by CourtenayL‎, 28-05-2019 2:28 PM
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  2. Jahaziel Burden, tenor

    My 7x great Grandfather was a man rather spendidly named Jahaziel Burden he had been born in 1745 in Semley, Wiltshire as one of eighteen children born to James Burden, when Jahaziel was eighteen in Jan 1764 he married his first wife Hannah Dean in Witham Friary Somerset and had four children born...

    Started by LilyAllenFan86‎, 07-09-2011 10:18 PM
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  3. J W Benson Provincial Actor Victorian Era

    Hello I have managed to find a wealth of information about my great-grandfather, who was a provincial Shakespearean actor throughout the United Kingdom between 1830 and 1870. He performed under the name J. W. Benson. His daughter, Caroline Benson, also performed with him for a time. The one...

    Started by di2315‎, 08-02-2019 6:27 AM
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  4. Cool Looking for theatre records 1877 - 1888

    Hi does anyone know anything about the theatre history or how to find information? I have a relative who goes by the name of Emmeline Blanco (nee Squibb) who was a showgirl. Does anyone know the history of showgirls in Leeds around 1877. Her husband Emilio Blanco was recorded on their childrens...

    Started by wallydoginoz‎, 19-01-2017 6:27 AM
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  5. WW1 concert party research

    Hello everyone. My name is Kate Wills, and although I dabble in family history, I spend most of my time researching military concert parties during the Great War 1914-1919. The index to my research is on two databases, one noting army concert parties (933 so far), and the other registering names...

    Started by Kate W‎, 31-07-2013 11:37 AM
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  6. Exclamation Atrato& Allen Circus

    I would like to hear from anyone who knows anything about a circus act Atrato & Allen, or does the name Culleen ring any bells. The 1881 census lists Walter Allen aged 15 Equestrian performer, John Rowarth Allen, Eliza Allen, Thomas and Francis, Frederick Allen and John George Allen, also a Lidian...

    Started by janetbaker‎, 06-03-2011 7:35 PM
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  7. Benedetti Brothers

    Interested in any info on the two Benedetti Brothers (a Musical Clown act - possibly violinist). I believe they were Italian and appeared in Music Hall in the 1920s. I do know that they appeared on the same Bill as the Comedian Frank Randle in Barnsley and had also appeared in Manchester in 1925.

    Started by dagian‎, 10-03-2017 2:36 PM
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  8. The Husk Family

    I just posted a blog entry with the scraps that I could find online about this family. Would love to know more. If there are any direct descendants or people who might know more about this family. They were vocalists doing opera and light opera in small to mediumish halls in London and elsewhere. ...

    Started by fitzgerc‎, 07-03-2018 7:03 PM
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  9. Poole, Zanlo and Poole and their descendents

    My grandfather Thomas Poole was born in 1899, the youngest of 15 children with 3 wives. He had brothers and sisters in their 40's when he was born. We have discovered that at least four of his half-brothers (astonishingly, my great uncles) were acrobats who performed in Music Halls in the U.K., and...

    Started by REP1829‎, 21-01-2013 10:36 PM
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  10. Stoll Empire

    My great-uncle, Lawrence Frederick Owen b1883, was a musical director for Stoll Empires during the 1930s and 1940s. Does anyone know if there are any archives that would have any information about where he performed? Thanks Carol

    Started by CACurd‎, 23-01-2010 9:14 AM
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  11. Maudi Darrell, Vaudeville Actress, died 1910

    I am trying to find out more about Maudi Darrell an Edwardian actress. I know she married John Bullough in Mar Qtr of 1909 (24th March) at Paddington Register office, she was a 26 year old spinster and he was the son of a millionaire textile engineer, and a bachelor of 23 years of age. She died on...

    Started by Diamond‎, 22-05-2011 5:33 AM
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  12. William (Billy) Stephens Actor/Comedian

    Hi, I am Debbie, I am new to this. I am trying to locate my Great Grandfather's side of the family. I know he was born in Oct.1875. Married in 1898, had 5 children in the early 1900's. He played all around London. I am trying to locate his brothers Richard, John Charles, William Henry and their...

    Started by Baileys‎, 11-06-2016 4:52 PM
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  13. Warren Hastings, Actor

    One of my distant relatives married Warren Hastings, Actor, on June 2, 1947 in Herne Bay, Kent. Warren was 66, a bachelor, and Dorothy Sybil Elizabeth Pollard was 59, a spinster. I have their marriage certificate, and do have some information on their parents, etc. I was wondering if there is...

    Started by DianaCanada‎, 10-02-2016 3:39 PM
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  14. Lansdown and Vesta

    Hi I'm trying to find out info about Syd Lansdown and Lily Lansdown who performed in music hall/revue in 1910s and 20s. I have been through the Stage archive and BNA and find their names sometimes together and sometimes separately. Syd Lansdown was part of Karno company in 1910s Lily Lansdown...

    Started by Kirstene‎, 13-10-2013 9:34 PM
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  15. John and Clementina Benson / Whitehead

    Thank you for reading my post. I'm searching for information about the stage careers of John and Clementina Benson, from between 1860 and 1864 for Clementina, and between 1840 and 1870 for John. They are my great-great grandparents; although I have a lot of other information about their...

    Started by di2315‎, 16-09-2015 6:48 AM
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  16. Violet Gertrude and Daisy May Ashton

    I understand that these sisters were on the stage - not sure but I think Music Hall. Violet was born 1894 and Daisy was born 1890. If anyone has any clue as to how to find them, I would like to hear from you. Thanks

    Started by Ros Hart‎, 28-12-2009 4:40 PM
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    Dear British Genealogy/Actors & Artistes Please does anyone have information on: Bert Levey vaudeville agent in San Francisco in 1917/1918 and his working relationship with Edward Warren Congdon. Please does anyone have information on Edward Warren Congdon who worked for Bert Levey as a...

    Started by CourtenayL‎, 04-07-2015 4:47 PM
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  18. Benjamin Francis Lye

    Benjamin Francis Lye was born in 1814 in St Pancras & he became a musician constantly travelling the country. His son John also became a travelling musician too. Unfortunately, this is all that I know of Benjamin Lye & I wondered if anyone might be able to point me in the right direction so that I...

    Started by Brock‎, 08-04-2015 2:45 PM
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  19. John & Mary LIEBENROOD/LIEBERWOOD (comediens)

    I just thought I'd add this here, as it is the only entry I have come across where an occupation has been entered in this register, so thought it must have been noteworthy at the time! Baptised at St. Mary, Tetbury, Gloucestershire 7th May 1778 Mary daughter of John & Mary LIEBENROOD or...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 11-03-2015 9:29 PM
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  20. Trapeze performer in Circus

    My grandfather was a trapeze performer named Tom Hicks although in the circus he was known as Tom Ethardo. The circus name came under George Sanger.Think Tom was born in 1877 in Cardiff and spent his life in the circus as his father did before him, also Tom. His father died when Tom was 16 and his...

    Started by jennifer 150‎, 19-08-2014 4:38 PM
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