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Valentines Mansion
Does anyone know if there lists (names) exist of the Belgian refugees housed at Valentines Mansion in Ilford during the early years of WW1 and if so where can they be found
Annie Mary Hunt (Nee Elmy)
Annie Mary Elmy was born 11 Feb 1879 in Ipswich and married George Thomas Hunt in 1899 also in Ipswich. They moved to Ilford and had a son Frank George in 1900. In 1911 Frank was living with his Grandparents in Ipswich. George Thomas remarried in 1916 in Romford to a Harriet Bertha Warden. What happened to Annie? Did she die or get divorced and remarry? I can find no trace of her after the 1901 census despite trying several sources to trace her including copies of death certs around the time. Annie was my Great Aunt and the only missing link in the large Elmy Family from Ipswich. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Does anyone have any information about the Putney and Tozer families who lived in Norfolk Road, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex. The Putneys lived there 118 Norfolk Road during WW1. Thomas and Georgina their daughters one of whom was Ivy who married a Tozer during WW2. They had a daughter, Clair. All lived there for a time. Also I believe they had relatives staying with them during WW1 and another relative called Green at some time. Also any information about the Martin family who lived in Ilford in 1911. William Martin, wife Jane and about eight children. Thank you very much. Any information at all would be much appreciated.
red mail Swiss Cottage, Vicarage Lane, Ilford
Am trying to get details about Swiss Cottage that was on Vicarage Lane in Ilford. It shows in the 1911 census when my Grandmother's Grandfather John William Newman, then 70 years old, lived there with Jane Dorrington, his housekeeper.
red mail Taylor
I am looking for any information on Gordon Taylor, born between 1900 and 1911, and died before 1911, Family father William Henry Mair Taylor b around 1876 Mother, Grace Ada Bush b around 1877 died 1920, brothers Harold Bush Taylor b 1902, and Cyril Henry Bush Taylor b 1908. Family lived at 49 Hampton Road Ilford. Harold Cyril and possibly Gordon attended Loxford Infant and Primary School. Also information on Sarah Rosetta Bush b about 1848.
Dr. Barnardos Home.
Does anyone know why a 19 year old girl would be sent to this home in 1898. She was a dressmaker and her father paid £20 a year towards her keep. I can find no records after the 1901 census. Her name was Lilian Gray and she was born in Tynemouth. Her step mother took her to the home in Stepney and she was transferred to Ilford. Hazel
Ian George Fadden born 1916
Searching for information on the above who was born in Melbourne Australia about 1916 of British parents and returned to the UK in 1923 settling in Glasgow before moving to Ilford and then to Harrow Middlesex. Family seeking information about his occupation in the 1930s. Any help would be gratefully received. Lived with his mother Jean and elder brother James Ferguson Broadfoot Fadden.
red mail William Sydney Matthews
I am seeking a man by the name of William Sydney Matthews or Mathews who lived in Ilford around 1900 and was a florist. Any knowledge of this individual would be helpful. He died before the 1911 census.
red mail Folly House, Ilford
My husbands forebears lived in the above house for many years, it would be now situated in Green Lane, Ilford. Does any one have a photo or can give us any information on this house.
red mail looking for Coral Hibbard
I am looking for a school mate from Downshall Secondary School. We were mates in 1952 when I left school. I am keen to make contact, but I do not know if she married. My maiden name was Kimber and Coral and I lived opposite one another. Where are you Coral?
red mail looking for a frederick/freddy/fred Everett
lived in ilford in the 1950s would have known a harriet/betty/elizabeth/toots Rogers in particular in 1953, im researching this family as i believe this man is more than likely to be my grandfather if anyone knows of the everett family with a fred in family more than likely in his late 70s could you please get in touch im sorry i have no more details only a name and location for 1953
Walter Martin - photographer
I have a photo taken (very roughly) around 1910 by Walter Martin, photographer, based at High Street, Ilford. Does anyone know if the records of this company were kept or archived anywhere? My photo is (most unfortunately) not named, but I would love to know the name of the subject. Many thanks for any help you can give.
red mail George Smith and Joanna Theresa Marshall
I am the grand daughter of George Smith and Joanna Theresa Marshall, married in 1902. My father was also George Smith, their son. He had 2 sisters Dolly and May. I am searching for any information connected with the family. Hope to hear from someone.
red mail Margaretta Lodge, born 1888 in Ilford
I am looking for any data on Margaretta Lodge, particularly who her parents and grandparents were and where they came from. There are a lot of Lodges in Essex which makes the job of tracing this family more difficult. If anyone has a family tree with Margaretta on it,I would love to exchange information with them.
red mail Boy run over on southdwon cresent
About 30years a boy was run over on my street and he used to live in my house. His surname was King but i don't know his first name. He was knocked over by a car on my road Southdown Crescent and was wondering what happend, if anyone knows any information about this please let me know, thanks.
red mail Jolly
I have found an entry for a marriage of Susan Jolly b1859/60 Ilford, Essex to George Wood b1847 Wanstead, Essex in the listings for AMJ 1890 in West Ham. There is also an entry in the 1891 census for the family which now included a 6 wk old daughter Harriet Julia Wood. It would appear from my research that there were no further living children of this marriage and that Susan died aged 40 in 1900. Susan would be my gt gt grandmother and I'd like to trace her family further back but seem to have come to a standstill prior to the marriage. If anyone has any information about the Jolly family I would love to hear from them. I will continue searching under different spellings as well.
red mail Sturges
I am looking to find information on my grandparents. Francis and Dorothy Sturges, they lived in Ilford, Essex. Dorothy died around 1934 and Francis remarried. Dorothy and Francis had four children, Frank (Francis), Doris (my mum), Victor and Jean who was only a small toddler when Dorothy died and so was adopted out. This is all the information we have, would love to trace both Francis and Dorothy's parents/our great grandparents. I believe Dorothy's fathers name was Hartley/Harley/Harvey and i believe he spent his latter days in a nursing home, possibly in Barkingside but not 100% sure. Anyone with any information please contact me.
red mail frederick william taylor
I am searching for the taylor family. Grandfather taylor lived in Ilford essex between 1880 and 1945 - Frederick william worked at the gas works before being killed ina fire at the gas works(not sure if it was bomed). He was married to Elizabeth M and they had a daughter Winifred stella who moved to Lincoln, lincolnshire, england .
red mail Clark and Potter Families
I am rsearching the above families and would be grateful for any help. Ernest Carthy Clark married Eva Elizabeth Potter in 1899.
red mail Newbury Park school
Looking for friends of my mum. In particular, Renee De Melvin, Pat Pratt and Evelyn Cox. After this school mum went to Dane central, I think, and then to South West Essex Technical college. It would be lovely if anyone could get in touch regarding these ladies! Dinah
I am looking for information on Spencer Jonathan Cooper, he was born in Battisford, Suffolk in 1874, married Henrietta Green in Grundisburgh, Suffolk in 1897, had three children in Grundisburgh and then ran off to London between 1910 and 1920, he was in Stepney for a while, Cadiz Street. However he died in 1941 at 1a Manor Rd, Gidea Park, his death was registered by a J Cooper his daughter-in-law so he has to have had another son. Any info would be greatly appreciated
red mail Hurst
I am searching for information on my uncle and aunt Frederick Charles Hurst and Lilian Grace Hurst. Although they lived and married in the Holloway area of London, as far as I know Frederick may have died of TB in 1950 in the Ilford area. I don't know anything about Lilian other than I think she died in the Brentwood regn district in 1944. They had a son Royston, born in 1926 - whereabouts unknown.
red mail The old smithy 21 Roden St, Ilford.
I was the 5th generation of the Kingsnorth family that operated the smithy at 21 Roden St Ilford known as F S Kingsnorth & Son,now demolished and is currently the site of a Sainsbury supermarket. I worked at the smithy from 1950 to 60 When my father retired and the site was sold to Ilford Ltd. In the early years the business was mainly Farriers Blacksmiths and Wheelrights,and at one time they were responsible for the shoeing of the Metropoliton Police horses. In the later years it was mainly light engineering and fabrication work.
I am looking for MARY GOODWIN (1837 - 1895)born Ilford, Essex, daughter of EDWARD GOODWIN - she puts him on her marriage certificate 1869 when marrying JOHN FREDERICK BRAND. Mary had a brother Edward Goodwin (son of Edward & Susannah Goodwin) who was born 1830 at Romford, who later married Sarah Ann Dow and then moved to Eccleston, Lancs by the time of 1861 census. Mary was staying with her brother Edward for the 1851 census. Mary had a son Alfred born 1860 Blackfiars (base born, reputed to be the son of a man from Lancs) and actually got an anuity from the father's family in Lancs!I've drawn blanks on Mary's birth ever since I started hunting for her in 1964. I've got her marriage, her entries in the census and then her death in Essex 1895. Can anyone help please? Thanks in advance for any help. Maggie
red mail Godbold
Ernest Sidney James Godbold. Born 1898 Ilford or district.Want to find information on parents. Mothers name was Adora Farrow Fathers name I think was Ernest Godbold. As well as my father E.S.J. there were at least four or five daughters Elsie ,Flo ,Alex and a son George. Cant remember the names of the other girls.
red mail Linehan/Cunningham
Can anyone remember a Catherine Linehan or Michael Cunningham who came to St Albans Road. Seven Kings, ILford in 1963 the came over from Ireland to look for work?
red mail James & Edith West
I am looking to find out more about James George William West and his wife Edith Alice West who lived at 8 Fence Piece Cottages, Barkingside, Ilford at around the time of the First World War. I would like to find out when they married, Edith's maiden name, about their family and how they came to be living in Ilford (James was born in Marlow). James was killed in the First World War so I was also wondering if his name appears on an Ilford War Memorial (although he fought for a Worcestershire Regiment). If so, any details about the memorial would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
red mail Ilford smithy
was located at 21 roden st. now demolished, any information or photos please.
red mail EVE/GENTRY
I should very much like to hear from anyone who can provide information about Simon EVE (Brickmaker) b. 1856 in Little Dunmow, his wife Harriet GENTRY b. c. 1859 in Ilford, Essex, or their families please. The family are known to have lived in Ilford, Essex. Simon and Harriet had four children: Harriet EVE b. 1877 in Barking Lane, Ilford; Ellen EVE b. c. 1879 in Stratford; and William Samuel EVE (Brickmaker) b. c. 1880 in Ilford. Thank you.
red mail Champken Family Tree
I am looking for anyone connected to a Frederick Champken born 1865 Dunstable Bedfordshire . His Grandfather was a William Champken (birth date still unknown)in 1822 he married an Elizabeth Lambert (1801) . They had a son called Peter Champken who was born in 1826 and was married to an Anne Smith (1845) , they had 6 Children as well as Frederick called Henry (1866) , Emily (1869) , William (1872) , Kate (1881) and Edith (1888) . I'd love to contact anyone related to any of these people . Frederick we know went to Rhodesia in 1895 as a Pioneer . Henry married and stayed in England in Caddington . Emily we think went to Manchester and I possibly married in 1892 . William married a Rosanna and had a son called Horace in 1901 .Kate joined the Salvation Army and left England in 1905 to live in Toronto Canada ,her sister Edith also went to Toronto Canada and in 1918 married a Henry Joseph Timberlake . Frederick married an Emma Hawkins/Temple (born1870) in 1891 . I have more dates and names but these are the main ones . If anyone has any info for me or thinks they might have a connection to us I'd be chuffed to hear from you .Thanks for taking the time to read this , Louise Champken .
red mail Gosling
Hi i am looking for information on the Gosling Family who lived in London in the Ilford area. I have lots of names (from a family bible) and would love to hear from anyone with any information. Charles Gosling Born 30th April 1845, Sarah Ann Gosling born 1845, George Herbert Gosling born 28th Dec 1880, Rose Emily Gosling Born 14th May 1884, Horace William Gosling born 21st Nov 1898 Mabel Doris Gosling born 7th July 1907 or Florence May Savill (formally Gosling) died 29th May 1976. Thanks.
I am looking for anyone with any information about William Savill (died 1935 Ilford) or Elizabeth Savill who was born about 1850 and died 23RD April 1931 in Ilford London.
red mail Hillary Westwood
I am looking for my cousin Hillary Westwood who married about 1958 to a United States man by the name of Don. I was a bridesmaid at the wedding with another girl older than I. I have a picture of this wedding and would love to get in contact with my cousin again as she emigrated to the US after the marriage. Her father was Bert Westwood and her mother Rose Martin who died of cancer. Rose was my granmothers youngest sister. Rose's siblings were William, Edith May, Annie, Florence, Frank Martin. Most born Woodford Essex. I think their parents were William Martin born 1857 Hampstead and Sarah Annie Nevill c1862. The 1901 census gives Mrs. Martin born Chigwell Essex. I cannot find her on any other census. Mel
red mail George Ebsworth Shephard
looking for any information on George ebsworth shephard born 1868 hoxton. Disappeared from the family in Ilford around 1910. possibly carried on living in ilford or surrounding area. Supposededly went to the pub one sunday and never returned. Any information however small would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Family name Gurry
Searching for relatives of Albert Gurry buried at St. Mary Churchyard. Sgt Gurry died 1943 when he and other crew members was killed when their bomber aircraft crashed on take-off from Elvington during WW2. Any information on this family greatly appreciated. I am researching family member Sgt Clinch who was the air-gunner on this bomber.
red mail Fleming Family
Help,Looking for any info on descendants of Arthur Fleming(my Grandfathers twin brother) born 1875 in Kelsale Suffolk.Arthur married Ellen??They had 7 children.Last 3 born in or around Witham Essex Help greatly appreciated.
Joeseph William Fordham
I am looking for information on Joe Fordham lived in Ilford Essex in 1938 was a pilot officer during WWII also had some connection with Bridgend Glamorgan in 1944.
red mail bush
I am looking for info on William charles Bush born in this town in the 1830s.or any of his family.pat
red mail can anyone help
trying to find more information on my great grandfather and his family. What I do know his name was Frederick Errington married to Elizabeth Johnson he was a police constable no,K, 542. Their daughter Eleanor Eliza was born 28th Feb 1880 at Rookery Cottage Ilford and the birth was registered as birth in the district of Great Ilford in the county of Essex registration district Romford.
red mail Davies - Sykes
Looking for Richard Davies & Ada Sykes, both born late 1800's, married early 1900's, had children Cyril, Millicent & Norman. Richard was from a family of 6. George, Richard, Millicent, Fred, Alice & Kitty.
red mail Bicknell, George William Royal Fusiliers 67994
Looking fo information on George William Bicknell, who served as a Private in the Royal Fusiliers, Rgmtl No 67994 then with the Labour Corps, Rgmtl No 443689 during WW1. Appreciate any/all help.
red mail Bicknell, George William and/or Groves, Minnie
Looking for information regarding my grand-father. Minnie Groves gave birth to my father George Bicknell at 29 High Rd, Ilford on 4 Dec 1928. The birth certificate lists George William Bicknell as the father, however I can find no details regarding marriage of Minnie Groves and George Bicknell, nor any information of his residence in Essex. Minnie Groves was the thirteenth child of Ephraim Groves, of Tonbridge, Kent. Appreciate any help that can be offered.
red mail Collins, Winifred
Searching for details of the family of my aunt, Winifred Collins who died in the mid-late 1980s possibly in Ilford, where she had been living in shelted accommodation for several years. At the time of her death she would have been in her 80s. I think her husband, who I never met, was called Percy and they had a daughter, Lilian. Lilian also had a daugher, Sarah Jane who would have been a toddler around 1946. I visited my aunty on a number of times as a child at 141 Albert Rd, Leyton E10. The house was not far from the train station and they may have lived above a corner shop
red mail Wright
looking for Rosetta Wright born c.1847 parents John & Elizabeth Stringer.also brother Alfred, wife Eliza & children in 1861.and descendants of Albert (1872)Amy (1873)William (1881) or Ethel (1884)around West Ham area
red mail CHEEK, David
Looking for any information regarding David Roy Cheek, died June 23, 1966 at 256 Brocket Way, Redbridge from viral pneumonia. He was my biological father, died before I was born. I was given up for adoption and would like to contact any of his family members or anyone who knew him, so I can learn more about him.
red mail Combes of Ilford
Looking for information on an George Thomas Combes, who married a Mary Helen Jordan in Romford in 1905. They had 6 children - Dorothy, born 1908, Norman, born 1911, Douglas Albert, born 1913, Rhoda born 1915, Gordon, born 1918 and Arnold Robert, born 1920.
red mail Ilford/Lindsey Road.
Can any one rember a Rosetta Emma Fosh of 1 Lindsey Road Ilford. She was a tea packer,she had two son's one born 1925 and a second born 1928.any infomation on this lady please get in touch, what was the name of the tea company? also I need a surname for her son's.
red mail Chilvers, George Francis
My grandfather died in 1953 of tuberculosis. He was living in Ilford at the time and his death certificate gives the place of death as 'Isolation Hospital'. Can anyone shed any light as to which hospital this might have been?
Colin Branch Family
Looking for any relatives to Colin Branch, son of Albert Branch of Ilford.
red mail Bonhill
looking for mc gregors mc farlanes bonhill area after 1881
red mail victoria alice nobbs
searching for any info on victoria alice nobbbsborn in bermondsy in 1897 moved with parents and brothers and sisters to ilford approx 1900 married to my father robert young in 1920 died 1922
red mail George Smith
I am looking for details of George Smith, husband of Johanna Theresa(Marshall)I know they had at least two daughters(Dolly and May) Johanna(always known as Theresa)died in 1936. Family folklore says that George committed suicide, or perhaps an accidental gunshot wound a little later. He was a bookmaker(at that time illegal)He appears on the 1901 census in Finsbury(aged 25)he married Theresa in 1902. I have lots of old photos of them but details post 1902 have been hard to track down. Thanks forany help
William Lawson, artist & lithographer/lithographic printer
William Lawson and his wife Annie Elizabeth (Blake)were married in St Pancras in 1891. They lived in Holloway/Islington when two children were born (Edwina Annie 1892 and Alfred Ernest 1894). By 1901 they were living in Chestnut Ave, Walthamstow. In1914-15 they were in Endsleigh Gardens, Cranbrook Park, Ilford. Any more information about this family would be welcome.
red mail looking for
looking for any contacts for william henry owen lived in treasham rd barking moved from fanshawe ave ilfod son of charles alpha owen son of ellen martin beleaved to be related to col albert martin 1st chartered mayor of barking william was married toadeline may stevens son of william henry stevens any info please contact me charles alpha was married to harriot jane truscott i have no leads so please help if you have any infomation thanks
1862 George Albert Keen mar.Sarah Ann Tiley atSt.Johns Church,Fulham. Both gave "North End" as their "Residence". George's father stated as George MITCHELL(!),Potato Merchant. Witnesses:Robert & Mary Ann Alliston. '81 census shows G A Keen as born ILFORD Essex. Anyone help? PAK
red mail GeorgeMitchell-Potato Merchant c1862
Names: Mitchell Keen
red mail Torrance Mackie
James TORRANCE born Kilmarnock SCT 1870 and his brother George born Galston SCT 1872, sons of Robert TORRANCE and Janet MACKIE moved to Ilford in Essex and were farmers there.

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