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red mail Timothy Mahony and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Family
Timothy Mahony and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Irish Catholics believed to be from Midleton County Cork came to Woolwich about 1802 and lived at 132 - 134 Powis Street. Timothy worked for the English Military in Royal Carriage Square and is thought to be a carpenter. Children born in County Cork were Bartholomew born abt 1792, Catherine born abt 1794, Cornelius born abt1797, Timothy born abt 1800, John born abt 1801. Children born in England wewe Margarit born abt 1804, Patrick born abt 1806 and Ellen born abt 1810. In September of 1815 Timothy depaets Woolwich oboerd the transport ship Eliza bound for Quebec. In June 1816, Elizabeth departs on board the William Sibbald bound for Halifax. I would think the children travel with Elizabeth but I do not have any record which states when they traveled. I do have one document which is part of a land grant request where all of the children are listed with notations by Margarit and Patricks stating "in England" and they are the only children who do not show up in Canada. The family settles in the Township of Leeds, Megantic County, Quebec. Any information on these people, places or things would be greatly appreciated. Michael
red mail Woolwich Symms
Looking for symms family of Woolwich and Plumstead EG Walter George, Henry Grant,Charles Fullerton,Leaney connection.
red mail morrow/mundy..woolwich/Plumstead
My grandfather was an orphan ..Herbert James MORROW b 1887 woolwich..who eventuallly came to Canada. He spent a part of his youth at Farnborough Childrens Home where he was in 1901 at age 15It is known that a brother THOMAS HENRY (HARRY)b 1878 Woolwih stayed behind and Harry married a Harriet Hannah Mundy b 1884 Woolwich. Their daughter was possible DORIS KATHLEEN Mundy /Morrow. Looking for this lost branch of a family whose roots were among the poorest of the poor. The MORROWS were soldiers and originally from Ireland. The mother of Herbert and Thomas was Annie Morrow. Her parents were Maria and Robert Morrow. Maria may have remarried a Mr Phillips
red mail Woolwich/Plumstead
Looking for any descendants of Mima Nellie Fitzgerald 1898 (married Smith), Beatrice Fitzgerald 1904, Florence Fitzgerald 1906
red mail Woolwich/Plumstead
Looking for descendant's of # 4590 Battery Sergeant Joseph GROSS 1847-1901 6th Division Coastal Brigade, Royal Regiment of Artillery. Formally of Northamptonshire. And Jamima Pearse formally of Devonport. The family name is sometimes spelt as GROSSE. Children were Emily 1864 Ireland, Ada 1866 Ireland, Catherine 1868 East Indies, Minnie 1873 Tower Of London & Edith 1874 Woolwich/Plumstead.
red mail Woolwich/Plumstead
Looking for information on the following: Edward George Fitzgerald 1899-1961 late Royal Navy. Edward Fitzgerald 1871-1909 late Gunner R.A. Edward Fitzgerald 1849-1913 late Gunner R.A. Edward Fitzgerald 1822- before 1861 Boot Maker.
Looking for any information on the Lock family of Woolwich.Lillian Gertrude Lock b 1899 Woolwich, parents John & Eva(nee Baker) John father is James Lock, the family all worked for the Woolwich Arsenal. Gill
red mail Precious
Looking for details on Lavinia Annie Precious, born 1903 in Woolwich
red mail looking for great grandparents
my grandfather was john thomas doughty born 1889, woolwich kent, his mothers name mrs. v doughty, i dont know his fathers given names.
red mail Robert Townsend
born in woolwich abt 1793 died in orsett work house aged about 80, was married to Phoebe, anyone know anything about him, or her.
red mail William Mills Royal Artillery Academy - Woolwich
My great great grandfather William Mills (1839) was a teacher at the Royal Artillery Academy in Woolwich, and later was made Captain in charge of the Fort in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Between Woolwich and Nova Scotia he was in the British Army for eighteen years. Is there a way to find out more about an ancestor who was part of the British Army from 1855-1873? Where would I begin my search? Any advice will be very appreciated. Thank you.
red mail Green
Searching for info on the Green family of Woolwich,, Plumstead, Dartford and Greenwich. Earliest I have is William Green 1832, married to Ann Brown. Thier son Henry Alfred 1855 he married Elizabeth Jones. Their son Henry Alfred 1886 he married Emma Grieves.
red mail Finnigan
Searching for information on John Finnigan, possibly born Ireland, stationed in Woolwich at time of his daughter's birth - Julia Ann 1813.
red mail Goody
Goody from Woolwich Families c1805 Mary Ann Goody
After many frustrations I have researched my tree back to my GG Grandfather - and now I'm stuck! His name is William Ryder (spelled RIDER on the 1841 census), a soldier stationed in Woolwich in 1841 (living Artillery Place). He was married to someone called Ann (surname unknown) b c1812/15 in Sheffield. Their first child was born in Ireland c1833, 2nd and 3rd in Woolwich (1841 and 1843) and in 1847 their 4th child was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. William's birthplace is given as Middlesex although I had thought all of my ancestors had originated in Newcastle. Can anyone help please with any info on this family. Are there any military records I can look up for this period in Woolwich? I would also like to trace William and Ann's marriage. Also William's parentage.
red mail Frederick George Moseley
The only infomation I have on my grandfather is his fathers name was George, believed to be Irish, Frederick served in the ARMY CORPS WW1,After lived in Greenwich then went onto Woolwich his date of birth 15th July 1890. He was illegitemate and born in the Hackney Union Workhouse His mother was Amelia Susannah Moseley. In 1957 he married Harriet Eva Ruggles at Woolwich Register Office. Harriet`s maiden name was Kirton The marriage was witness by Lilian D Webber and R.G.Potter. His Army Records were lost when a bomb hit the Army centre. His son is now 84 years old and would love to know about his roots,
red mail Ford family
Thomas Henry Ford born 1841 in London dist. Hamstead.Mary Falsham born 1849 in Woolwich.They were married 24 Dec.1864 in the parish of Woolwich County of Kent.They had the following children.James Thomas born 1868 in Woolwich,he died over sea's while serving in the Boar war in 04 Aug.1903.Jane born 1873 Eastborn Sussex. Caroline born 1874 in Shorncliffe barracks.Mary E. born 1876 in Scotland.Thomas Henry Robert born 1880 Shorncliffe Barracks Woolwich,is my grandfather and died in Canada.Any help greatly appreciated.
red mail William Harris
William (John) Harris my was my gggf. Looking for information on him. I have a copy receipt in his name for a burial plot in Plumstead cemetary dated March 1922. He was a quartermaster, possibly for PO, and had sailed on the tea clippers when younger or so I was told as a child. He had a daughter Amelia Alice,my ggm and possibly another two children, I have been unable to find him on any census, nor his birth, death or marriage. Amelia married a William James Powell in 1909, when she was 17, so I assume he was on land at this time. My great grandmother would tell that he became a publican when he left the sea. Do you have any knowledge of these families.
red mail Ayling/Darch in Woolwich
JOHN AYLING married ESTHER DARCH in Woolwich in 1859. He was Sgt in the R.A. She was daughter of HENRY DARCH whose occupation was butler.They went to India in 1869.Would be pleased to hear from anyone else researching this family.
red mail HONE, Woolwich/Greenwich/ Hoo
I have Daniel Hone,b1819 married to Mary Sheppard,1841,parents George & Elizabeth Hone.Looking for more.
red mail TATTON and HARRIS - Woolwich
I am researching the TATTON and HARRIS families of Woolwich, Charlton and Plumstead (Catherine TATTON b 1832 married Richard HARRIS of Blackheath b 1824)and would be interested in making contact with anyone else reserching these families.
red mail Earl of Moira Public House Shooters Hill
My G.G. Grandfather was the Licencesee of the Earl of Moira I have traced via the census and directors from 1871 through to 1901 does anybody know when it was demolished and where I might find further information. My Grandfather Walter Joseph Huxstep was a general dealer with a horse and cart which was tethered on Plumstead Common. My Grandmother ran a sweet shop in Fenwick Street, again any information as to when the area was re developed my Grandmother died in 1936. My Father was a Royal Artillery Service Officer, and I was born in India and came home to Bloomfield Road Plumstead in 1944. A recent visit showed the school being developed into flats. I remember being taken across the Woolwich Ferry - very good for whooping cough, and also visiting the market on the High Pavement a shop call Cuffs the Jewellers is a vague memory, anyone with any local knowledge they could share with me would be appreciated.
red mail Whitehead
William John also know as john Whitehead living Weston super mare area children Walter and Richard born around 1890 W.S.M anyone researching. Possibly my Grandfathers brother
red mail Whitehead
Looking for Elizabeth Whitehead born 1861/2 Woolwich on Census probable address soldier cottage Charlton Charlton/Plumsted district anyone connected. Also connected to Somerset
red mail Benjamin Wates
Are you researching Benjamin Wates' family of Woolwich - or Ebenezer Davis of Plumstead? I may have something of interest.
red mail Alfred John HORNSEY
I'm looking for anyone connected with my great great grandfather and his family. His name was Alfred John Hornsey (who was married to Annie Punter Akers). He was born in 1828 in Woolwich to William Hornsey and Elizabeth Robinson Hornsey. His siblings were William Thomas (who married Ellen Hannaway), Edward Henry (who married Martha Matilda Cooper), Elizabeth Ruth (who married James Wale), George Frederick (who married Mary Ann Burnett), Emma Susan and Eliza Sarah (who married Thomas Hobday). Alfred, his brothers and his father were Waterman. Alfred ran several pubs (The Three Crowns and the Carpenter's Arms)and he also ran a beer outlet called the Duke of Edinburgh at 79 Beresford Street for almost 30 years.
red mail DUFFEY
Searching for a William Upcott Duffey born 1825 at Fort Wilshire, South Africa. He joined the Royal Artillery and was based in Woolwich. He was dishonorably discharged in 1852 and was then subsequently charged with larceny and appeared before the Kent Sessions at the Old Bailey. Am trying to find out what happened to him.
Rose family
I am looking for any info on the following family: William R Rose & his wife Ellen, thier children William H J b1869 Reading Berkshire, Minnie b 1871 Deptford, Ada Louisa b 1873 Woolwich, Ellen b 1876 Woolwich, Bessie b1877 Woolwich, Catherine b 1880 Greenwich. Thankyou.
I am reasearching three of my ancestors' families with Woolwich connections. Benjamin Bowen b 1819 in Clarbeston, Pembrokeshire who worked at the Dockyard in the 1850's His sons Alfred Bowen b 1849 in Dale, Pembs.Harry Bowen b 1855 in Woolwich, later a Gunner in the Royal Dragoons, Alice Rebecca b 1859 and John b 1867 in Woolwich. Alfred and Andrew both born in Dale in 1840s enlisted in the Navy in Woolwich. Also reseaching Ellen Bowen m James Queen of the Royal Artillery in Woolwich in 1964 and Eleanor Queen who married Arthur Henry Smithson RA in about 1891. Any help much appreciated.
red mail Joseph Hampshire, Woolwich, Kent
Seeking information on the Kings Arms, Hill Street,(not the one in Frances Street), Woolwich. I believe Hill Steet is now called Hill Reach My GGGrandfather, Joseph Hampshire, died a "Tavern Keeper to the Kings Arms" in 1838. I have found his Will but have not yet found his burial or death certificate. Even though he died after 1837 I cannot find him in the GRO. Subsequent to my initial posting I have found Joseph's burial records in Bromley.
red mail Genealogy search
Searching for Muckle who lived in King Street Woolwich Kent in 1829
red mail Stow/e
Looking for Henry Horatio Stow/e who was apprenticed to the Royal Navy at a very early age. Son of James Stow RN and born Woolwich. Interested in any other Stows of this area.
red mail John Reavil b.1804 & William Reavil b.1789 Newark
John Reavil b.1804 & William Reavil b.1789 Newark Looking for descendants of John Reavil b. 1804 in Barnham Norfolk the son of William Reavil of Newark in Notts. Both father and son were soldiers and ended up as Chelsea Pensioners in Wollwich in Kent in the 1840 -1870s. Both were described as swarthy and sallow on soldiers records. Very interested in the origins of the name. Any connection with French Huguenots or and earlier French connection via the lace trade? I have copies of soldiers documents for relations.
red mail Frederick Charles Shaw, Pamela W Holbrooke
Frederick Charles SHAW and Pamela W HOLBROOK were married in woolwich in 1949. They had five children: Sandra E P 1950 ? Jacqueline A M 1952 David P H 1953 Michael G J 1954 Barbara E C 1956 Frederick died at a young age, Pamela was a scHool teacher at Foxhill primary, Plumstead. Pamela went on to marry again, I believe to a bus driver. If anyone has any information I would be grateful.
red mail St. LEGER SEATON
I am looking for any information on a Great Uncle of mine, William St. Leger Seaton who was born in the Woolwich District in about 1877. He moved to the Union of South Africa and joined the the Regiment of Mounted Engineer Corps until the end of WWI. After this he moved to Dar-es-Salaam Kenya and as far as I know remained there for the rest of his life. He Had a son, Harold Vincent St. Leger who was last known to have worked for Hupmobile in Pretoria.
red mail JOHNSTON
My Great Great Grandfather, James was at the marriage of his son, (my Great Grandfather)Robert to Mary Ann (Fletcher)in the Christ Church Shooters Hill on the 25/12/1883. They were married by John L. Masters. Roberts wife Mary Ann's father was James Thomas Fletcher. On the 11th July 1884, Robert and Mary Ann gave birth to a son Robert James. Their Residential Address was recorded as 12 Mars Terrace; Cresent Rd. Plumbstead. Any help or information will be greatly appreciated.
red mail Ann Campbell
Looking for any information on Ann Campbell born 1803. She married George Carter and lived in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset before returning to Kent to live in Dartford.
George Palmer
I am looking for any information on George Palmer, born in Woolwich about 1802. He married first Elizabeth Turner in 1834 then Hannah Elizabeth Gilling in 1849. His children with Elizabeth were George Harrison - 1841, Elizabeth Margaret - 1843 and Mary Ann - 1846, all born in Holborn, London.
GEORGE a serving soldier married ELIZABETH ALICE nee EVANS at the parish church woolwich 2nd december 1901 they were living at 46 hill street woolwich with their 4 children,Alice I,George V,Phylis M,and Audrey C,any information on the above family would be very welcome
red mail John Keith Marks
Looking for information regarding John Keith Marks, b. about 1849 in Woolwich. He evidently moved to the Liverpool area where he married Sarah Walker in 1875. He had six children, Robert John, William Keith, Margaret, Alice M, Elizabeth A, and Arthur Edward. This latter child was found in an industrial school in the 1901 census, and I suspect some sort of family tragedy. Anyone have any information?
red mail RING the changes
Am searching for the family of Margaret E Ring born Woolwich c1861. Married Shoreditch 1882. Can anyone help?
red mail Joseph Busby Woolwich Kent
Researching Joseph Busby Born ? Place ? and Wife Ann Born Northumberland. Children: Elizabeth Busby Born Limerick, Ireland, C.1838 Mary Ann Busby Born Dublin, Ireland, c.1840 Joseph Busby Born c.1842(I don't know Place?) Lucy Busby Born Woolwich, Kent c,1843 (My Great Grandmother) and George Busby Born Middlesex London,c.1848 Lucy Busby Married Joseph Bond (Born 1835-1840 Shipton) in York on 10th March 1859. Lucy Died August 1886 in Childbirth ( Child No 13!) Some of their children came to Australia. Do you have these people in your Family Tree!! Would love to hear from you.
Charles and Bessie Baker
Seeking any information of families of the above,children were Charles (ex PC) deac, Gladys, Bessie, Mabel (deac) & Violet (deac) my mother.Charles {PC} and Bessie, nee Haistead both from Norfolk and married Woolich approx 1910
red mail Ringrose, Wookey
Ann, maiden name Marshall,born India, previously married to Stephen Shuttlewood, married 1855 in Bengal to Charles Thomas Ringrose. Children: William Henry Ringrose, b. India 1857, Sarah Elizabeth Ringrose, b. 1862, India, and Eva Ringrose, b. 1865, Southampton. Sarah E married Frank Wookey 1884. Frank married 1906 in St Marylebone, and a daughter, Ella Florence Wookey, was born there 1907. She subsequently married Charles E Chandler 1932 in Woolwich.
red mail Edward Smith.
Born in 1851. Served in the police force. Wife Deborah nee Baker. daughters Phoebe and Sarah. Any Information gratefully recieved. Keith
red mail Royal Marine
Mary Cooper married James Broughton At St.Mary Magdellan in 1836. He was a corporal in the Royal Marines.Trying to find out how long they stayed in Woolwich. Their daughter Elizabeth Cooper Broughton is Shown in lodgings in Leicester in the 1851 census, she was my gt.grandmother. James was also a Greenwich Pensioner.
red mail Roffey - Painting in Birmingham Art Gallery
Does anyone have any information concerning the painting of the Roffey family painting in the Birmingham Art Gallery painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds dated 1765 - 1769 I do not have records yet going back this far. William Eldridge Roffey is as far back as I have gone so far. Any information would be gladly received. Sue
red mail Galloway/Douthette
I am interested in any news of the Douthette family, Andrew Douthette was (maybe) and alderman in Woolwich in the 1850's but died in Barming (Maidstone) in 1874, his yougest daughter Lucy married James Galloway around 1857 and was disowned by her family, they had a son known as "Sailor Brown" a bare fist fighter who went to USA he had been in a SMD School in Surrey as a child whilst his father was in prison, any information would be gratefully received as I have now come to many dead ends
The above surnames are all connected to my family if any one has info William Eldridge Roffey William Stanfield Roffey married Martha Johnson Elizabeth Roffey married John Fry Edward Roffey married Jessy Law any info or photo's please get in touch would love to hear from you. Sue
red mail Wallage, Thomas
I am a decendant of Thomas Wallage who was born 20th June 1815 at Woolwich (Saint Mary Magdalene). Thomas became a Captain for the East India Company and commanded several of their ships, including the Nemesis. He Married Elizabeth (Case) in 14th June 1836. The Father of Thomas was James Wallage and his Mother was Elizabeth. I think there were several other of James's children born in the Woolwich area, but I have been unable to trace them. Wallage is often mis-spelt as Wallace, so that does not help. If anyone has in information, contacts, or connections please do contact me. Chris.
red mail Cuthbert, Collinson
Looking for the parents and families of Frances Matilda Cuthbert and Matthew John Collinson. Her father was David, his was John. Frances' family were, I believe, living at the Barracks in the 1850's + . She met and married Matthew John Collinson in 1872 at Bethnel Green. Matthew was a serving soldier, possibly stationed at Woolwich Barracks. If anyone has any info or can point me in the right direction, I would be most grateful. Thanks, Olly
red mail Offord
Hi does anyone one have information for the Offord family of Walthamstow and Woolwich any info no matter how small requested Thank you :-)
red mail SLADE - POOK
SLADE, Mary b.1869, married William POOK b.1839. Any information on this family would be gratefully received.
red mail ALEXANDER
Seeking descendants of Charles ALEXANDER, b1780ish, poss Enfield, London and Mary (TEAGUE?), marr 1823 at St. Botolph without Aldersgate, London. Had Elizabeth Ann, Mary Jane, Caroline and Henry all in Woolwich.
red mail Alcorn
Edward Alcorn moved to Woolwich in the 1850's. He worked in the Arsenal and his son George lived in Beresford Street. George's wife, Annie, was an oil dealer and there are connections with Woolwich market. Any information?
red mail Dufton, William
gr-gr grandfather William Dufton b: 1796, d: 1852. Married to Ann Sunnex - Oct. 7, 1817. They had a son, William Richard Dufton b: March 7, 1836, christened at St. Mary Magdeline, Woolwich, April, 1836. William Richard married Julia Taylor in 1861 at Leonards, Shoreditch, London. Looking for any further information, children, etc of William and Ann Dufton.
red mail Benjamin Stevens
I am looking for any info on my grandfather Benjamin Stevens who was born in India, and spent his teenage years with his mother and two sisters living on the Plumstead Road. He married Nellie Charlton( of Bedfont in Middlesex ) and had one child called Sandra ( I am her daughter ) . I believe his father and mother got divorced and she later became a gascoigne or skinner ) and family members may currently be living in the bexley Heath. I am desperately trying to piece together a family tree for my mother.
red mail ROFFEY
red mail Leech, Bassett, Burgess
Looking for any Leech family members with the given name of Sibbs in their history. My Sibbs Leech was christened St Mary Magdalene July 15, 1838, married Emma Bassett 1862 at the Baptist Carmel Chapel in Woolwich. Emma's sister Mary Bassett married Thomas Liddle. Sibbs Richard married Sally Vincent nee Williams 1837 at East Wickham, Dartford, Kent. Anybody knowing anything about the name Sibbs, your information would be appreciated.
Searching HONE
Hoping to find any information on the Hone families of St.Magdalene Parish.George and Elizabeth married early 1800's Hoo,Kent.James born 1829,Woolwich.Daniel Hone married 1841,Bromley,Kent.
Rebecca is a brick wall! She gives her birth place as Woolwich but I can find nothing. Her father was Garrett FITZGERALD and I have baptisms for daughter Mary 1813, Margaret 1815 and Sarah 1817 at St Mary Magdalene Church but nothing for Rebecca!Could someone please do me a lookup? I can find absolutely nothing about her.......but I think she may have been the elder daughter.
Seeking information into George Edwin PURSEY born 1884 last known info 1901 census shown living Woolwich occupation Boy Soldier. Person with same name but different dob shown as killed in First War.
red mail philip francis daly
was married to Catherine Johnson.The 1881 census has them living at 22 Manor St, woolwich.Philip born in Ireland-Catherine in Woolwich aged 42 and 34 respectively. Philip was Sargeant Master tailor in RA. Children were Jane 12,born Woolwich.Catherine7 born Woolwich.William 4 born Barrackpore Bengal.Christopher 2 born Agra Bengal.Alice(my grandmother)may '81 born Woolwich. Philip was deceased on Alice's marriage certificate in 1901,can't find any other records at all.
red mail Burbidge Boonan
Family living woolwich 1881
red mail Gillespie family
Myhusbands grandfather was William Gillepsie born 1898 in Woolwich. He was the son of William Gillespie and Louisa Fulcher. Louisa died when her son was about 2 and her widower later (1903) married Louisa Kavannagh. They had two children that I knowabout: Albert Simpson gillepsie born 1904 and Louisa born 1907. if anyone has informaiton on this family please reply.
red mail COOK/COOKE
Am looking for info about family of John Cook, blacksmith in Woolwich, who with his wife Sarah christened a number of children at St. Mary Magdalene in Woolwich between 1772-1786. Their firstborn son was named Samuel Middleton Cook. Subsequent generations of Cooks worked in the Royal Laboratory and Royal Arsenal as foremen and firework makers. Family legend has it that our Cooks are connected somehow with Yorkshire Cook relatives of Capt. James Cook. Thanks, Lisa.
red mail david palmer halladay
I am trying to find where my ggg/grandfather was christened and his mother and father his name David Palmer Halladay, born 5th march 1807 at woolwich. I got that info from his certiicate of competancy as a master mariner in the merchant navy.
red mail Brind Family
My father William John Brind born 1910 worked in the Royal Arsnel for many years. His father Nathaneil Brind 1864 had a stall on the Square as woolwich market was called, His Father Henry Brind 1827 was a iron turner. Can anyone go further back please?
red mail Ansell/ Collins
I have a great great grandmother Mary Ann Collins whose parents were Charles Collins, a soldier, and Hannah Ansell. Mary Ann was born when the family were stationed in Malta and her father was then a gunner/ driver in the Royal Artillery. Her mother was still alive in the 1881 Census, which says she (Hannah) was born in Woolwich about 1821. Her father was a William Ansell according to her marriage certificate. Mary Ann also had siblings called Hannah, Betsy (b Woolwich 1848), William (b Woolwich abt 1861) and Clara (b Woolwich abt 1864) - and there are probably others I do not yet know of. I have purchased the 1851 Census fiche for Woolwich, but the family do not seem to be there at that time. Does anybody have access to the Woolwich 1861 Census index to see if the family are there? I do not know where or when Charles Collins was born, nor where or when he died, except that he died between 1864 and 1881. As for Mary Ann, she married John George Killer in Woolwich, 1862, and in 1869 they left for Australia with 3 children.
red mail John French Shipwright
I have found a John French buried in All Saints Church Long Ashton in 1869. I ordered his death cert as I beleive he may be a brother to Martha French my Great Great Grandmother. He died on the 26th oct 1869 he is described as a Shipwright aged 62. Cause of death. Suicide by Drowning during Temporary Insanity. An inquest was held a notice in the paper informs us that his Brother in Law John BIGGS School Master identified the body. He informed the inquest with the following details. John French had been employed in her Majestys Dockyard at Woolwich for 25 yrs until he was dischared on a pension several months ago in consequence of the closing of the dockyard. He remained in Woolwich until the 7th Oct. He managed to obtain employment in Limekiln Dockyard in Bristol, He spoke sorrowfully about his wife who was a great invalid. I found the Marriage of John French to Mary Ann Biggs in Bristol before registration began. I would like to find John and his wife Mary Ann on the 1851 and 1861 census in the vacinity of Woolwich. I have not found Johns Baptism so I do not know if he was born in Long Ashton Somerset. It is possible that his parents James and Elizabeth French may have originated from Colaton Raleigh in Devon. I have rece...
red mail Robinson. Woolwich, Deptford
Joseph Robinson. b.c1811 Deptford to James ROBINSON and Anne BARTLETT. Apprenticed to the dockyards at Woolwich. Sailed to NZ via Australia,with his younger brother James approx 1836-38. Joseph remained here in New Zealand, James left NZ, possibly toreturn home to Kent.
red mail Hinton family
My gt gt grandfather William Thomas Hinton, born Camden Town 1862, married Annie Magee (born India 1868) at St. Michael's Woolwich 1890. William's father was Daniel Hinton, possibly born Winchmore Hill, 1836, illegitimate son of Mary Adams Hinton originally from Hatfield Herts. He married Susan Morgan in 1861 and at one time was a Private in the Royal Marines. By the time of the 1871 census Susan describes herself as a widow but I cannot find a death record before this date for Daniel. I believe she may have called herself a widow when in fact he had left her. He is described on his children's marriage certificates as Daniel Hinton, Clerk (not Royal Marine) so I think he may still have been alive around 1890 when William his son was married. Any help would be appreciated.
My father, Alexander Stephen Rake, was born On October 25, 1897 at Woolwich. His father was Benjamin Mayning Rake. He was born in 1842 in Queensborough, Kent. He was married to Emily Davey. No details of her known. Date of marriage unknown. Inaddition to Stephen, there were four other brothers, Benjamin born circa 1889, Alfred circa 1872, Oliver circa 1900, and Wesley circa 1892. I am looking for details on the parents of Benjamin Mayning and Emily Davey. Also, I would like details onthe four children Benjamin, Alfred, Oliver and Wesley. They may also have had a daughter, details unknown.
red mail Bowden - Woolwich
Henry BOWDEN a Master Mariner married a Hannah SOUTHWICK in Woolwich, Kent in the 1800's they had several children in Kent, I know of a Henry Southwick and Ruby. They moved to Queensland, Australia in the 1800s. Looking for any information on thisfamily, their immgration to Australia or the town of Woolwich.
red mail Royal Arsenal - Looking for Briggs - Healy/ Healey - Fitzpatrick & Driscoll
My Gt.Grandfather DENIS HEALY, was a Hammerman at the Royal Arsenal in the 1860's, so any info. relating to the labourers employed at the Arsenal and their working conditions would be of interest.He married MARGARET FITZPATRICK.Another Gt.Grandad NATHAN BRIGGS, was in the Horse Artillery and later a Customs Waterguard in the 1880's on the Thames at Woolwich. The Families were also closely involved with the Royal Artillery Barracks and the army Training base, the Academy.
red mail Sandford Family
Eliza and William Henry Rigden Sandford moved to the Woolwich area about 1840 from Folkestone, they had seven children, John, Eliza, Caroline, Ellen, Emily, Emma and my great grandfather Thomas, Thomas married Margaret Wixsted from Woolwich, they had eight children, Thomas, William, Herbert, Margaret, Harold and Percy (my grandfather) all born in Woolwich, Catherine born in Derby and Dorrice born in Hammersmith where the family had moved to by 1901, but wife Margaret had died by then if anyone knows of the family would you please get in touch - Thank you
red mail Finch Family
Nicholas Finch married Susannah Burgess in 1808 at St Botolph, Bishopsgate. Had children at Woolwich, Kent, Elizabeth Frances (1814), Susannah Burgess (1816-1891), Frances Sarah (1818), William (1824). Susannah Burgess Finch married Thomas Saville Benson in 1845 at Woolwich.
Herwin Canny & Co
I have some details and early photos of bicycle shop that became a Herwin Canny garage in Artillery Road. Established about 1901. I think the Herwins owned some public houses in Woolwich. It might provide clues to someone. Be great to see other entries like this plus I'd love to find more about William Herwin's inventions, a timer for bombs dropped from aircraft in WW1, works for the Steinaway Pianola, Simplex seat belt. Involved in early Morris Cars, I believe some racing in cars and motorbikes.

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