Parish Register Newsletter: January 2012


Welcome to the January newsletter of parishregister This month we've got six new CDs for you including our first marriage CD and a new compendium.

To search all our baptism records click here: Good luck!

To search the Merchant Taylor records click here: MT

Don't forget to visit our facebook page for updates on all our new uploads and products, and for more of my rambling!

New CD 

Vol 1 St Mary, Whitchapel MARRIAGES 1558-1647 6153 entries

This CD is our very first marriage CD, with lots more in store this year! These records are some 450 years old! There aren't many people with family trees going back this far, so this CD is a real jewel!

To buy this bargain please click here: Vol 1 St Mary

St Dunstan, Stepney Parish Register 1568-1730

This fantastic value CD completes our transcriptions of all the St Dunstan baptisms and has over 100000 entries!!!!

To buy this CD please click here: Comp

Volume 89 St Dunstan Stepney 1680-1689 baptism registers
10027 entries

To buy this CD please click here: St Dunnies

Volume 91 St Dunstan (Trueflare), Stepney 1825-1837 MARRIAGES This CD contains some 16000 names who married in the parish!

To buy this incredible bargain click here:  Vol 91 St Dunstan

Volume 89. Christchurch (Trueflare) Jamaica Road. Rotherhithe 1840-1871
Baptism, Marriage and Burial

To buy this CD please click here: Christchurch

Volume 90 Northfleet (Trueflare) Cemetery, Burials 1893-1915

To buy this CD please click here: Northfleet

Last Month

List of Free Watermen (and Lightermen) in 1827

I was caught by surprise last month and there was such a demand for this CD that we ran out of stock! However, don't despair we've now got plenty back in stock.

1827 list
To buy this invaluable little gem, click here: 1827


Volume 88 St George in the East Baptism Registers 1893-1901
2403 entries

To buy this please click here: vol 88

 To browse all our single CDs please click here: single CDs

To browse our great value compendiums click here: comps

Now In Transcription


St George in the East 1877-1893

St Matthew 1746-1790

St Luke Limehouse 1846-1875


St Paul Shadwell 1760-1770

St John Wapping 1665-1707

St George in the East 1729-1754

St Mary Whitechapel 1691-1733

St Dunstan Stepney 1568-1616


Everything Watermen and Lightermen 

You can browse all of the Watermen and Lightermen products here: W&L

Popular W&L products:

NOW also back in stock, the ever popular Complete set Apprenticeship Bindings Vols 1-9 1692-1908

Company of Watermen Compilation CD 1

This CD comprises the following titles:

1.Company of Watermen & Lightermen Apprenticeship Bindings Indexes 1692-1949
2.Register of licences granted by Corporation of Trinity House to ex-mariners to ply their trade as watermen working on the River Thames 1829-1864
3. Thames Watermen & Lightermen (also wives and widows) pensioners admitted for relief 1794-1837 
4. Watermen & Lightermen reassigned to another master during their apprenticeship period 1688-1908

Price if bought seperately: £57.80
Saving: £17.85 

My Ancestors Rowed for Doggett’s Coat & Badge Race 1715-2009.

  1628 Admiralty Muster of Watermen



App bindings

My Ancestor Worked On The River Thames

my ancestor worked...

A guide to help you find where they worked.   Guide

East of London Family History Society Click on the title to view all their products

Tower Hamlets Marriages & Banns (Vol 1)-Disc3  
Census 1891 West Ham Part 1 RG12/1310 - 1325

Including the areas of Stratford: Custom House also parts of Canning Town & Plaistow 

Census 1891 Hackney Part 1.RG12/0179 - 0194.
Covering: Stoke Newington, Stamfod Hill, West Hackney and Hackney 


Catholic Records

'Thames & River Medway Series - Compilation CDs'


'Thames & River Medway Series - Single Parish CDs'

Parish Register Compendium Department including our special offer on compendiums 1-5

Research Services: If you've come to a dead end, give Esme an email  at


Map Department

Ecclesiastical Map-County of London 1903: Parishmap


Map of Middlesex 1611   Middlesex


A Balloon View of London 1851   View


Devastated London   Dev



London and Its Environs 1813   1813



Rocque's 1745 Survey of London  1745


To view our Alan Godfrey maps collection click here Alangodfrey  (still only £2.25)                                                                                                   Book Shop

East Enders' Postcards (Archive Photographs: Images of London) by Brian Girling.


Bethnal Green (Archive Photographs: Images of London)by Gary Haines.

This fascinating collection of over 200 archive photographs looks at the changes that have taken place in Bethnal Green from the late nineteenth century to the present day. 

The Plagues of London



In this absorbing history Stephen Porter uses the voices of stricken Londoners themselves to describe what life was like in the plague-riven capital.

My Ancestors were Thames Watermen: A Guide to Tracing your Thames Waterman and Lighterman Ancestors,



Warwickshire Museum Time Trail

Essex Archives Online

Kent Registration Services

British Newspaper Archive

Open House London

Ramblings from the Council Estate

Let me think....what's been going on this month? Oh yes, Her Indoors at the gym. I wasn't there when it happened (worse luck) so I'm retelling this second hand. The other day, said good woman, was trying to achieve a full 2k on the treadmill at her fastest ever pace. There she was puffing away (no-not on a fag), legs and arms pumping away, faster than they had ever pumped before, edging up past 1k, then 1.1, 1.2, 1.3......she was 'feeling the burn' as they say, hanging on in there, begining to see the finishing line (as it were), imagining she was in the Olympic stadium leading the world's best, when the guy next to her swung his leg to get off his exercise bike and caught his leg on the wire that connected her machine to the mains, out popped the plug and her treadmill suddenly came to a grinding halt and she lurched head first into the console in front of her! Would she have made the full 2k? Well, we'll have to wait and see, look out for her in July 2012!
I'm now inexorably edging towards the half century, I'll be 49 this year. So, as the new year begun, Her Indoors (who isn't far behind me) and I decided we better take stock of our diets. You're all well aware that I'm not averse to a nice piece of cake, and even with running 30 miles a week, I was gradually expanding! So, we had a good hard look at everything else we ate; margarine (not good), bacon (not good), chocolate (too much-not good), Fruit and Fibre (too much sugar-not good), red meat (fatty-not good) and roast dinners etc etc just about everything you shove in your bouche is bad for you! So, now what? I'm eating things I'd never have dreamt of eating before; flax seeds! Quorn sausages (delicious!), soya yoghurts (the jury is out), low sugar muesli, turkey rashers, skimmed milk, soya milk, rapeseed oil, walnuts........and do you know what I like it all! Oh yes, I (not Her Indoors) have three fruits every day. Since I started this new regime I've lost half a stone, and as far as I can see there's only draw-back to it all....have you guessed it yet? WIND! 'nuff said!!!!!
After last month's newsletter I was hit by a volley of emails ticking me off for saying Bangor was in Wales, not Ireland. Well of course I knew that, I was just testing! Funnily enough though, there is a Bangor in Ireland too, in county Down, and one in Pennsylvania, oh and one in Maine, and one in NSW! Any more?????

Chicken Noodle Soup
Ideal lunch on a cold winter's day! (I had it today)
900 ml chicken stock
1 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tsp chopped fresh root ginger
1 garlic clove finely chopped
50g rice noodles
2 tbsp sweetcorn, canned or frozen
2-3 mushrooms thinly sliced
2 spring onions shredded
2 tsp soy sauce, plus extra for serving

Pour stock into a pan and add the chicken, ginger and garlic and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, partly cover and simmer for 20 mins until the chicken is tender. Remove the chicken to a board and shred into bite-size pieces using a couple of forks.
Return the chicken to the stock with the noodles, corn, mushrooms, half the spring onions and the soy sauce. Simmer for 3-4 minutes until the noodles are tender. Ladle into two bowls and scatter over the remaining spring onions, and herbs. Serve with extra soy sauce for sprinkling.
Two confirmed bachelors sat talking, their conversation drifted from politics to cooking. "I got a cookbook once," said one, "but I could never do anything with it." "Too much fancy work in it, eh?" asked the other. "You said it. Every one of the recipes began the same
way - 'Take a clean dish."

Here are a few cookery tips from 1957 courtesy of Pathe: tips
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Jno and the gang


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