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red mail **Benjamin Barber or Eliza Luck** westham (approx 1890's)
I have recently been looking into my mums family history and we are keen to learn more about an E Luck or a B Barber possibly from West Ham. My maternal grandmother was born to the above named people but was adopted to an Ann Shipman (Shoreditch). She was always lead to believe she came from Leeds but we recently found she was born in West Ham. Her name was J M Barber . Anyone who recognises any of these names, Id love to learn more...Nikki
My father : ALBERT WILLIAM CLARKSON worked as a messenger in the BRITISH LINEN BANK, from circa 1950's until his retirement in 1975. Does anyone have any information regarding work colleagues from these years? Especially 'Jock', who worked with my father during this time.
thomas williams 1851 census
Trying to find any information regarding an entry in the 1851 census for Thomas Williams wife Mary and child Albert.This was St Mary Newington in Southwark.Could this be my relative Thomas Williams b.1812 Helston Cornwall.? He was a Printer Compositer by trade.Any help really appreciated.
red mail Edna AUSTEN ( Nee SPENCER)
Edna SPENCER married my grandmothers brother Stanley George AUSTEN they married in London 27th June 1918 Stanley was an WW1 soldier serving in the New Zealand Army. He never returned to NZ. Did Edna and Stanley AUSTEN stay in England or move overseas. Can you check cencus or electrol rolls for any notification of there having been in UK or did not move overseas after WW1 Stanely George AUSTEN born Auckland 31/12/1889. Thanks in antisipation Mavis
Philip Ashton
Hi, I have a soldiers service hand book. His name is or was Philip Ashton born 4 th January 1922 enlisted 23 April 1942.. He was attached to the royal signals and was a L/corporal. The address given is his Fathers Leopold Ashton c/o Westminster Bank 62 Victoria Street London. Do you know of him? If you get in contact i will explain how i came by the book! Hope this finds it's correct home!! Thanks Arthur
Firmans born within earshot of the Bow Bells
I am doing my husbands family tree, which is proving difficult. William George Firman as we knew him was my husbands grandfather, he was born within earshot of the Bow Bells, London, about 1873. He ran away from home when he was fourteen to join a circus / fair, and spent his life travelling fairs in the North East. I have his death certificate, he died in Stockton in 1918, his age on certificate was 45, his occupation was Travelling Showman. I have been unable to find his Birth and Marriage Certificates. I have been told he married in Durham. The mother of the children was Elizabeth Ann Robson. Children were born in Easington, Hartlepool, Morpeth, Durham areas. Any information at all on this elusive person would be absolutely great. Regards Christine
Would appreciate any info on the following deaths eg DOB,birth place,age,parents,occupation. buried - 10/3/1794 St Andrews,Holborn, and dec - 28/5/1794 London CHEERS !!
red mail Unwanted certificates
Unwanted certificate. CURLE John. Death cert; 21.09.1853 (born c.1808) aged abt. 45. Mincing Lane, City of London. If you think this is one you need, all it will cost you is an s.a.e.
red mail Unwanted certificates
Unwanted certificates: MOXEY Maria. Birth cert; 01.04.1850. Father William, mother Eliza (n. Grigg). Cloth Fair, London. If you think this is one you need, all it will cost you is an s.a.e.
red mail Barker 51 Bow Lane EC
I am searching for any details on Harold and James Barker or any Barker family members living/working at 51 Bow Lane EC (London). I have correspondance for that address around 1958
red mail Gregory family of London
I am seeking information or fellow researchers for the family of Edward Gregory and his wife Martha Yatte, who married in 1610. Their children were christened in St. Bride Fleet St.; one of whom was Jeremiah/Jeremy Gregory (1621-1686) goldsmith and clockmaker. One of his daughters married Bryan Bentham, pawnbroker of London.
Herbert family, St Sepulchres Clerkenwell
Looking for more evidence of the Herberts who were baptised, married etc at St Sepulchres-without-Newgate, especially the family of John and Sarah (nee Bouchier). 1750-1810 Thank you. Di
red mail Hannah Lovell
Any information please on Hannah Lovell.appears 1841 at Aldersgate Street,St Botolphs, Aldersgate. Her age is given as 20,others at the same address are James age 40,(possibly the father) and Fred 15 and Robert age 12. What became of Hannah?
red mail Bun Carey
My great grandfather had a brother John Edwin Carey born in the city of London c1879. He was nicknamed Bun. We don't know what happened to him though some think he moved to canada where he met and married an Yvonne. Can anyone help? Thank you
red mail george Hill, coiner
looking for George Hill, Coiner in the Royal Mint, about 1890, wife could be Catherine, son John born abt 1873 sailed to Australia and married there in 1895, marriage certificate shows father as "George Hill a Coiner in R Mint"
red mail Bewicke
Looking for information on James Bewicke (1789 -1856), in 1841 he was living as a Gentleman (occupation stated on his daughters Elizabeths wedding certificate to Henry Adams) living at 60 Lombard Street in London city which was occuppied by Hanburys Bank later Lloyds. He was married to Mary Tippin. His father appears to be William Bewicke. I am trying to find out if they are related to Calverly Bewicke or the Bewickes of Northumberland.
red mail Branson- Richard & Eliza (nee Freeman)
This couple were married 28th September 1809 at Christ Church Greyfriars, Newgate according to I.G.I extracted marriage record. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to obtain a copy of this marriage and if it would give any further information.
red mail vallance
Trying to find out about my g g uncle John Averling Vallance, b.1810,bap. St.Botolph without Aldgate, I can find no trace of this man at all.
red mail Barnett
looking to find relations of my Grandad, James Henry Barnett born in EC London in 1897. His family were costermongers. All i know is that one of his sisters was called Nancy Dora Barnett. He married my grandmother Dorcas Jane Bull, and they had two children. Would be grateful for any help. Thanks.
red mail Ropers in Bishopsgate Street
Robert Roper b 1 May 1737 Bishopsgate Street, d abt 1799. Wife called Mary? Known to have had several businesses including joinery workshop in Gravel Lane, leased tenements, coal merchant. Sold part of Gravel Lane workshops to East India company for building of warehouses, also part of Bishopsgate St for road widening. Son of William Roper and Mary? Looking for any information for ancestors of this family.
red mail JENNINGS Mary b.c.1775
I am searching for info on my 4 X great grandmother MARY JENNINGS who was Transported to Sydney Cove Australia in 1794 aboard the ship "Surprize". Mary was tried for stealing some clothing from the "Joel Family" at No.4 East Smithfield. She was tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr Recorder on 30 October 1793, and sentenced to Transportation for 7 years. I am presuming Mary was born somewhere in London - can anyone help me with information on Mary.
red mail NATHAN, David & Deborah
I am looking for the marriage of David Nathan b 1801 St Katherine Cree Church, London within the walls, Middlesex to Deborah b 1802 St Katherine Cree Church. Also the birth details of David. I would like to find his parents also. Can anyone help? Thanks, Beryl
red mail Thomas CRAGG St. Giles without Cripplegate
Thomas Cragg born 1825 City of London. Wife Harriet; daughters Elizabeth & Hannah. Elizabeth married William Crussell. Does anyone know anything about this family.
Charles Smetzer worked for printing department of the Foreign Office.
Hi All I have a relation mentioned in a court case at the Old Bailey. He was a witness, His name is Charles Smetzer. see extract from the court case, below. Charles Smetzer worked for printing department of the Foreign Office. Wellington Guernsey, Theft > simple larceny, 13th December 1858. Wellington Guernsey was indicted for stealing 10 printed papers, 10 other papers, and 10 pieces of paper, of Our Lady the Queen. Mr. Attorney-General, with Mr. Serjeant Ballantine, Messrs. Wilsby, Bodkin, and Clerk conducted the Prosecution. Witness:- Charles Smetzer. Is there any way I can get access to Charles Smetzer`s employment records from the Foreign Office or any other records related to his work. Darryl
red mail Phillips, White
I've traced my tree back to an Edward White circa 1700 whose daughter Elizabeth married a John Phillips, who died in Dinder in 1737 and Elizabeth in 1774. Their son (also named John) married his cousin Grace White in 1739 in St Benet Paul's Warfe, London. John and Elizabeth also had 3 other sons Joseph, Stephen and Edward. I also have information relating to Stephen and Edward's descendants.
red mail Wyld Family History
Looking for information on the Wyld family thought to have lived in the City of London 1700s and were Milleners. More recently Mary Hill married William Wyld their children were Mary, Thomas, William (famous painter) Any information would be helpful. Many thanks, Marieanne.
red mail Henry Baldwin and Edith Masters
Am looking for relative information of the descendants of these two known children are Horace C (1896) and Edith Mary (1901) resided in EC4 circa 1911.
red mail Mary Challis (nearest St. Bololph)
I am trying to locate Mary Challis born about 1767 most likely near St. Botolph. She was married in 1787 at St. Botolph Aldersgate & some of her children were baptized at St. Botolph Bishopsgate. I need help trying to locate her & her husband Richard Mills who was also born around 1762-1767 in the same area. Thanks.
red mail Betjeman (St Botolph)
Searching for Rebecca Betjeman who was born in Aldersgate, St Botolph area around 1815. Rebecca married John Merrick, an engraver, at St Martin in the Fields about 1847. Rebecca had a nephew, Gilbert H B Betzeman, who was born in Borough (Surrey) around 1840.
red mail London - Bleeding Heart Yard - Charles Walker jeweller
Charles Walker is given as the father of Mary Walker, who married Edward Buckee a metal worker/brazier/farrier and seemed to have about 30 children, one of whom, William born 1855 was my grandfather. The area seems to be close to what is now Hatton Gdns etc. Charles could have been born about 1790 and seems to have married Ann?
red mail Help Reading Place Name
I am currently transcribing a will and am stuck on a place name. I have located the street on a 1900 London street atlas, which is Moor Lane off Fore Street right next to Moorgate Station but I am having trouble reading the place name on the will, which looks like it ends in hill? So it reads Moor Lane, Fore Street, something-hill. Any help would be gratefully received.
red mail Alexander MITCHELL / Mary CADWELL - St Mary Le Bow, London
Alexander MITCHELL married Mary CADWELL in 1777 at the church of St Mary Le Bow in London. They then went to Aberdeen where they had a daughter Douglas Mary born 1779. It's not clear whether one or both came from London or Aberdeen. Does anyone have any information on either of these ancestors please?
red mail Rachel Massiah / Robert Laurie
Rachel Massiah born in Barbados married Robert Laurie at St. Stephens Coleman Street London in 1817. By 1841 she was a widow and living in South Leith Edinburgh. Looking for more info. on this couple
Researching these names in City of London, Middlesex and Kent - are you?
red mail Farrow--Elizabeth knowlys
Hello, Elizabeth married Timothy Jordan at St. Dunstan in the East 24 July 1817.Does anyone,please know of her family, her birth or parents?Their son was Timothy Adams Jordan.Thanks a lot.
red mail Martin
My GGGGrandfather George Lillywhite Martin married Margaret Breakspear at Christchuch Spitalfields in 1817. They had four children, George William b1817 bp at Academy Independent Chapel,Hoxton, Margaret Elizabeth b1819 bp Academy Independent Chapel, Louisa Frances b 1821 bp Poultry Independent Chapel, Camomile St and John Joseph b 1823 bp Poultry Independent Chapel. They lived in and around the Shoreditch area. Any information regarding George Lillywhite Martin or Margaret Breakspear will be greatly appreciated as they have become my brickwall.
William Smart c 1804 & leonora Harris living in City of London. Married 27/2/1827 St. Martin in the fields Westminster. Children Louisa 20/9/1832,Elizabeth baptised 16/12/1838 George 1844 Mary ann 1847 and Jane 1851. Williams parents were Robert Smart and I think Ann Steedman married 9/12/1800 old church St. Pancras. I would love to know about Leonora or any of the children. Have traced George but not the others.
red mail Thomas Law ANDREWS -City of London
Any info on Thomas Law ANDREWS a Silversmith born 1800 approx City of London. Greatly appreciated
red mail Prudon
Can anyone throw some light on this name? My great grandmother's maiden name was Prudon (Emma)born 1834/35 in Old Fish Street, City of London and her father was John Prudon. There may be a french connection as on the 1861 census there was only one Prudon (Eugene) who was born in France. Apparently there was a John Prudon who in 1826 was "transported for 7 years" for theft by the Old Bailey! Would very much appreciate any information.
red mail London, Mile End Old Town
Searching for information re George Harris,c. 1860, Customs Officer from Smith Street, Parish of St.Dunstan. George's wife was Sarah J. Any help would be appreciated.
Saberi, Roman, Thorne
Thomas Saberi born London. Parents: Louis Saberi and Elizabeth Maisey. Occupation: Steel Plate Maker. Marriage: Sunday 11 April 1830, Christ Church Greyfriars Newgate to Harriet Winstone, daughter of Samuel & Ann. Issue: Thomas 1831, Mary 1834, John 1837, Jane 1842, Susan 1851. ¨ Thomas John Saberi born 1831, London. He married Amelia Hodgkiss. Thomas died 1901, in a workhouse, due to gangrene. He died aged 79 years. ¨ John Saberi born 1837, London, died 1838, aged 11 months, due to chicken pox. ¨ Jane Elizabeth Saberi born 1842, London, arrived Australia on the Ivanhoe in 1863. The ship departed England 18 November 1862. The voyage took 140 days. She married 16 May 1864, St Peter’s Church of England Melbourne to Leon Auguste Roman. They were both living in Carlton at the time of their marriage. ¨ Susan Saberi born 29 November 1851, London, arrived Australia on the Ivanhoe in 1863, with her sister. She married 1870, Geelong to Thomas Thorne. They had 10 children. Susan died May 1919, Geelong, and was buried 24 May 1919, Eastern Geelong Cemetery Church of England Older Area Row A Grave 245C, with her husband. Susan died aged 68 years. ¨ Harriet Eliza Saberi born 1863, London, died 1944. She married Walter Allwright. Harriet’s relationship to Thomas needs to be confirmed by the birth or death certificate. She is more likely to be a granddaughter. Looking for further information on these lines
red mail St Giles, Cripplegate
Am looking for a photograph of the above church. My ggrandparents were married there in 1879. I understand that the church is still viable. Any direction or assistance will be appreciated. Thank you.
red mail Parker and others
Hello, I am trying to find some living UK relatives to the above Parker line. The earliest ancestor I have is Henry Parker (believed to be a merchant of some sort in City of London). His son, also Henry joined the Stationers Guild in 1762, and worked as a printseller, bookseller and stationer in Cornhill, London. Originally partner with Eliza Bakewell, successor to Thomas Taylor and Thomas Bakewell. Bakewell and Parker published Richard Rolt's 'Loves of the Reformers', a work notable for itsfine series of portraits. Afterwards Parker quitted business and purchased the office of chief clerk in the Chamberlain's Office at Guildhall in which capacity he served between 1786-91. Parker was called to the Court of the Stationers' Company in 1795, 96, 97, 98 and served as Under Warden in 1799 and 1800, Upper Warden in 1800 and 1801 and served as Master in 1801. He died at Stoke Newington in 1809 aged 84. In vol.3 of his 'Literary Anecdotes', published in 1812, John Nichols describes Parker as '...sometime an eminent Stationer and printseller...Mr Parker was Master of the Company of Stationers in 1801; where (as in every other department of his life) his general knowledge of City business, and the remarkable placidity of his manner...
red mail Thomas Cripps
Looking for the birth of Thomas Cripps who married Rebecca Hunt in 1815 in Christchurch, Newgate, or information on any of their children. Maria 1816, Thomas 1818, Mary Ann 1822, Amelia 1824, Rebecca 1826, Richard 1828, Charlotte 1830, Susanna 1833 and Roseanna 1836.
red mail Abraham More
Looking for information on Abraham More who married Ann Baker at St. James Garlickhythe in 1742. On the marriage entry her date of birth is listed at about 1721 at St. James Garlickhythe but the IGI does not have an individual birth record for her.I believe she could be my ancestor George's sister. His birth isn't registered either and I can't find his marriage to Esther but they did have several children (at least 10)so it is unlikely that they didn't marry. All their children were baptized at the church and then they all moved to Spitalfields. If I could find out the reason why, it might lead me further back. Ann's husband Abraham might also give some clues. Grateful for any help.
Walford Family
I am looking for any information on Edward and Sarah WALFORD (nee COOK). They had thirteen children including my great, great grandfather John Edward WALFORD born in Maiden Lane in 1822. Edward was a tea dealer and John Edward, who married Eliza LAMB at St Botolph, Aldgate in 1845, was a builder. He was common councilman of Bread Street ward 1874-1904 and as chairman of the City of London School Committee in 1880 he laid the foundation stone of the new school buildings on the Embankment.
red mail St Michael, Cornhill
Does anyone know of family connections to James John BEDDOE and his wife Emma WHITAKER who were married at St Michaels church, Cornhill in 1829. Their children include eldest son James Whitaker BEDDOE, baptised at St Martins in the Field in 1830.
red mail le Blond de Fulham family,
I am seeking information of this family, in the period of the Middle Ages 13th;-15th; centuries within the Ancient Walled City. A Norman family originally in the Parish of St; Botolph's. This family being a powerful voice in the Corporation and the Fishermogers Guild. Adam le Blound de Fulham was a Alderman and Sheriff for the Ward of St' Botolphs in the period of the 1290's A;D; Other members of his family being senior Clerics in the City, including Johanna the Abbess of Clerkenwell Priory. Benedict de Fulsham, Kings Coroner, M;P; a Pepperer of Eastchep. Information is also required of the later families in these places of the Walled City, from the 1400s-1800;s to include the Chaaplin of the Speaker in the House of Commons, Chaplin to King Charles, etc; The Surveyor of Westminster Abbey, Prependary of Winchester Cathedral under William and Mary, plus all or any member of these familes known in Surrey, Middlesex,etc; Various parishes of the City to include pre- Great Fire of 1665, StMargret;s, All Hallows,St; Giles Cripplegate, St; Pauls Cathedral, etc; Some members of the families, known as le Blound/Blund in this period. Later generations took the surname Whyte (le Blound/Blund) in the 1200s and or later centuries. The family...
red mail William Chapman
Am looking for WILLIAM CHAPMAN whose age at his trial at The Old Bailey 1791 was given as 23 years - therefore bc 1768. We have no idea who his parents were or where he was born. He was transported to New South Wales for 7 yrs arriving there on 'The Pitt' in February 1792. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Genealogy - Simmons
Searching for relatives of Ralph Edward Simmons, son of Henry and Elizabeth Simmons, born 29 January 1852, London. Residents of Sermon Lane, near St.Pauls Cathedral.
red mail Berry Nathaniel
Is anyone interested in the Berry family, I have transcribed the will of Nathaniel Berry dated 1834 who lived at No. 3 Bread Street City of London, Warehouseman, he mentions a brother John Berry Solicitor of Wakefield, three sisters Clemens?, Ann andMary Berry, nephews John Wood Berry and John Graham Berry and a niece Rebecca Graham Berry, also mentioned as Executors of the will are brother in law John Walburn a Grocer of No. 3 East Smithfield and Luke Marsden of Huddersfield Common Carrier, please contact me and I will pass the transcribed will on to them.
red mail City of London, St. Giles Cripplegate
Researching TURNER of White Street, St. Giles Cripplegate, City of London. George Turner, b. circa 1782, married Elizabeth (?Berry) b. Plymouth, Devon (?1785). Children: John b. circa 1806, Mary Jane b. 1810, Thomas b. 1814, George b. 1818, Philip b1822, Jesse b. 1824 and Elizabeth Anna b. 1827. The family attended St. Giles church and were in the building trade.
red mail George Baker
Looking for info on George Baker who married Esther (maiden name unknown). All their children were baptized at St. James Garlickhythe in the City but it seems the whole family moved to Spitalfields because all the children were married at Christchurch, Spitalfields. One of these children was my direct ancestor, Benjamin Baker who married Margaret Robson in 1769.
red mail Keppell, Steven
Looking for any information regarding Steven Keppell. He was christened January 1, 1632 in Saint Katherine by the Tower, London
red mail Greenly Family
Looking for members of the GREENLY family in the old city during the 17thC. They were known to have property in St. Nicholas Shambles and a slaughterhouse in Pancokelane (Pancake Lane?)in the early 1600's. Other members of the family were butchersin the same area. Other names linked to the GREENLYS and probably also in the meat busines in the area are: BLANKE, KNIGHT, HAMON, WERALL, COOPER & LANESTER
red mail Hollingdale

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