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Need help understanding a location - 1861 census.

Started by Kathleen Fox Allen. Last reply by Brenda Wordsworth Nov 21, 2015. 10 Replies

Need help reading baptismal record entry for Charles Metcalfe.

Started by Kathleen Fox Allen. Last reply by Kathleen Fox Allen Jul 4, 2010. 6 Replies

Shadwell, near Smithfield" records - help

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Comment by Thelma Irene Hurst on March 24, 2012 at 9:49pm

Hello I am from Canada and am researching or trying to for my children my ancesters with the names of Millard, Bone,Money Heaver,and Hurst. I have found quite a few going back to the 1700's in and around London and Selbourne and liss in Hampshire. In particular one boy who was the illegitimate son of William John Millard from Sussex and Ann Bone from selbourne. it seems like a love story that went on for years as she had the boy and then married another man Lewis Money. after years went by and her husband died she again met her first love and the boy took on the Fathers name just before he left for Canada. I will be 80 years old this year and he was my grandfather. I would so like to know about him. his children were not close in any way and all went their own ways with little contact between only a couple of them. They have all died now and time is running out so if you can help me please do. Thank you Thelma

Comment by Helen Pust on June 11, 2010 at 2:06pm
Thanks Caroline-----Gramma died here in Calgary,AB. in 1974. She talked about looking out her window as a child seeing a cemetary. They moved 2-3 times so I don't know which place this was - just that it was in London somewhere close too or in Mayfair district.
Comment by Karyn Cunningham on April 17, 2010 at 1:04am
Have hit the brick wall with this one! Family of Thomas and Sarah Goodwin in Woolwich Kent. Thomas and Sarah (nee Appleford) married in East Wickham in 1826. He was a foreman at the battalion arsenal in Woolwich and died 1855. Cant find records of any of their childrens baptisms Rebecca 1826 Thomas 1827 Henry 1828 Robert 1831 Frederick 1833 Isabella 1836 and Alfred 1839. Have checked East Wickham, St Mary Magdalene, Plumstead, St Alphege. Any one have any ideas?
Comment by Caroline Bradford on April 14, 2010 at 3:04pm
There are no cemeteries as such in the centre of London. Prior to the middle of the 19th century, almost everyone was buried in church graveyards or burial grounds, but the increase in population meant that these were (sometimes literally) overflowing. So the government encouraged the establishment of private and municipal cemeteries on the outer edge of town and in the 1850s the church yards were closed to new burials by Act of Parliament. So finding London burials can be very tricky. They should certainly never be regarded as a short cut to finding a death. Have you got her death certificate? The wealthy had more choice in where they were laid to rest, but the "ordinary" folk would tend to be buried in the relevant municipal cemetery. In the case of Mayfair, this would be Hanwell Cemetery. See for more details.
Comment by Helen Pust on April 14, 2010 at 1:55pm
Does anyone know of a cemetary in the area of Mayfair during 1906 or thereabouts? My maternal grandmother lived here. I'm trying to locate approx where they lived.
Comment by Helen Pust on March 24, 2010 at 10:47pm
I am researching surnames; Worsfold, Louder, Louden. Grandfather Richard B. Worsfold b. 06 Sep 1855 St. George's in the East; he married Sarah Jane Howard 18 Jul 1878 Barley Hertfordshire. His father, William Worsfold was witness to their marriage. We do know William was b. approx 1805 Horsham but have not found his date of death. He married Agnes Arnold 21 May 1855 Spital Middlesex. She remarried in 1859 Stepney Middlesex. We have been looking for some time and would really appreciate any help. Aslo my grandfather Charles Henry Louden lived in Redhill Surrey at the time of his signing up for the Army. He is listed in the 1900 Census under his real name of Louder but somehow it was changed while in service. His family lived on Grove Rd. Redhill; and his sister, Mrs. Gobill, lived at 23 Lambert's Cottage, St. John's, Surrey or that could be Kings Avenue Redhill, Surrey. There was 2 addresses on his UK military papers. Again any help in direction of finding info would be great. Thanks
Comment by J.R. Fox on February 22, 2010 at 11:17pm
Looking for a Samuel Fox who was born around 1730-40 in the London Middlesex area. Probably around Lincolns Inn Fields or maybe St. Brides. Trying to find his parents or any factual birth records of Samuel Fox.
Comment by Stephen Hull on February 17, 2010 at 7:47am
I am researching the surname HULL. I have only ever found my grandfathers (Edward) baptism entry never a birth cert although date of birth hand written next to entry in book. (6th Jan 1886) On it, it shows his father as James William Hull and mother as Margaret. I have found them in Battersea on the 1891 and James Birth cert Deptford 1863. His family then seemed to have lived in the Westminster area. His parents were Albert James Hull and Emily Ann Thomas, other children were Edward G, Hannah E, Emily A, Robert, Eliza and Fanny all Hull of course. Would love to find Edward (1886) birth and 1901 census entry as well as much more information on James William Hull and Margaret ?? , have James birth and him on the 1871 then 1891 but nothing else.
Any help please
Comment by Brenda Wordsworth on October 31, 2009 at 5:42pm
Hi all,
The October edition of the newsletter written by from Jonathan Legon of Docklands Ancestors included a link to this website which includes transcribed extracts from Kent's Directory for the Year 1794 among other intersting inf. The Parish Register is a great site for all with ancestors in East London and any connection to the River Thames.
Comment by Lindsey Dedden on October 28, 2009 at 2:15pm
I recall seeing someone enquiring about Fore Street Edmonton recently but can't now find the relevant comment. I have 1 or 2 photos of Edmonton which include parts of Fore Street as my husband's family Deddens lived in Edmonton and ran a dairy business there many years ago. There are two small publications available from London Borough of Enfield Leisure Services "Lower Edmonton in Pictures" and "Upper Edmonton In Pictures" which might also be of interest to whoever posted the queriy.

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