If you would like to buy any of these prints please click here: Prints
Now In Transcription
St Mary Whitechapel 1692 onward
St Luke Limehouse 1846-1875
This month I've found these sites interesting!
provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers
The site has changed quite a bit since I last visited it-take a look!
History of Thames Watermen on Portcities website
Watermen and Lightermen Section
Apprenticeship Bindings 1688-1692
These are the earliest known surviving
indexes from the original register at Waterman's Hall, these records complete the coverage of the apprenticeship bindings.
My Ancestor Worked On The River Thames by Rob Cottrell.A guide
to help you find where they worked.
1628 Admiralty Muster of Watermen
James transcribed this document from the National Archives in Kew. On the searchable CD-Rom, there are some 2,393 names of Watermen. Information recorded is forename, surname, age in 1628/9, number of voyages made, location and notes (such as trumpeter, gunner, boatswain).
As you will have noticed, the earliest Company record is dated 1692, so this is a wonderful resource for possibly pushing your history further back in time.
1648 Petition of Watermen for the King.
This document, from the House of Lords, records the names of 2,026 watermen from the last year of the reign of Charles I. It was instigated by the Royal Bargemasters, Nowell Warner and Robert Bursey, and written by the clerk to the Company, Thomas Lowe.
The Petition is the vital link between the earlier 1628 Admiralty Muster and the beginnings of the Company's records in 1692.
Also included on the CD are an index to the names, commentary & analysis by James and image samples of the original 350 year old scroll together with a 1673 list of Watermen in the Tower of London
The Company of Watermen & Lightermen : Reassignment Index 1688-1908.
This CD lists some 12,000 apprentices that were reassigned from their original master to another. In some cases to more than one other master.
To browse our entire collection of Watermen CDs, including our apprenticeship records, please click here: Watermen
Under Oars: Reminiscences of a Thames Lighterman, 1894-1909, by Harry Harris.
An incredibly rare book, one of the only ones written by a Thames Lighterman, about the arduous job of working on the river. I saw one on the internet the other day on sale for £120!
Tales of a Thames Lighterman, by Ernest G Murray.
This book is incredibly rare and this is probably one of the only copies on the market!
Thomas Doggett Pictur'd by Walter Leon.
This is a rare first edition
Click on the above to discover all of the titles in our catholic records collection!
EAST OF LONDON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY RECORDS
East of London Family History Society
Census 1891 Hackney Part 1.RG12/0179 - 0194.
Covering: Stoke Newington, Stamfod Hill, West Hackney and Hackney
Census 1891 West Ham Part 1
Census 1891 West Ham Part 1 RG12/1310 - 1325
Including the areas of Stratford: Custom House also parts of Canning Town & Plaistow.
Published by the East of London FHS.
Census 1891 West Ham Part 2
Census 1891 West Ham Part 2 RG12/1326 - 1342
Including the areas of: Plaistow (part), Canning Town (part), West Ham, Upton, Forest Gate,
East Ham, Manor park, little Ilford, Beckton and North Woolwich.
Published by the East of London FHS
Tower Hamlets Marriages & Banns (Vol 1)-Disc3 Holy Trinity Minories 1676 - 1754
Christ Church Spitalfields Banns 1833 - 1861
Merchant Taylors Merchant Taylors' Company Membership Index 1530 - 1928
To buy the CD of the complete database (36000 records) click here: Merchant Taylors' Company Membership Index 1530 - 1928
To search the index click : MT Index
BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES AND BURIALS IN NUMEROUS THAMES AND MEDWAY PARISHES
To search the entire collection click below:
Trueflare Thames and River Medway single CDs
Trueflare Thames and River Medway compendium CDs
To browse all of our maps including the Alan Godfrey collection (still at the old price) click here: MAPS
This map remains our most popular, and at only a fiver plus postage, it's a real bargain!
Ecclesiastical Map-County of London 1903
A Map of the Ecclesiastical Divisions within the County of London 1903
The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939–45.
Atlas of over 100 detailed maps printed in colour, with a 22 page introduction by Dr Robin Woolven. The maps cover an irregular area which extends roughly from Hammersmith to Woolwich and from Highgate to Sydenham.The book is large A3 format and consists of scans of OS maps coloured in at the time by the London County Council showing the levels of destruction in areas. Circles show V1 and V2 strikes.
Hardback, published jointly with London Metropolitan Archives. Publication no 164 (2005) By London Topographical Society
The London Metropolitan Archives have currently no plans to reprint.
WE HAVE ONLY GOT THIS 1 IN STOCK and it is now extremely rare.
And at under a fiver here is another great bargain that would make an excellent present!
Middlesex 1611 by John Norden and John Speed
Rocque's 1745 Survey of London
PARISH REGISTER BOOKS
Remembering Romford (In Old Photographs) by Brian Evans
Spitalfields People Talk About The Evacuation
Hackney Memories by Alan Wilson.
Around Poplar and Limehouse
Ceremonial Barges on the River Thames: A History of the Barges of the City of London Livery Companies and of the Crown by Kenneth Nicholls Palmer
Newham Dockland by Howard Bloch.
Canning Town Voices (Chalford Oral History) by Howard Bloch
Bethnal Green (Archive Photographs: Images of London ) by Gary Haines
, by Gavin Stirling.
by David Carpenter.
With 192 pages and 45 illustrations, Dockland Apprentice provides a fascinating insight into what life was like for an apprentice marine engineer within the London Docks during the 1950's
East Enders' Postcards (Archive Photographs: Images of London
)by Brian Girling
Here are three excellent second hand books:
A History of Warfare by John Keegan
(paperback) £4 plus £2.70 p&p (uk)
Military Blunders (The how and why of military failure)
by Saul David (paperback) £4 plus £2.70 p&p (uk)
Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom 1788-1851
by Peter Padfield (paperback) £4 plus p&p (uk)
(If you are from outside the UK ask Yvonne about postage charges)
If you would like either of these then please email Yvonne (firstname.lastname@example.org
Liquid History:To Commemorate Fifty Years of the Port of London Authority 1909-1959, by Arthur Bryant.
London from the Thames
The Port of London
Thames: Sacred River (Hardcover)
Research Services: If you've come to a dead end, email Esme email@example.com.
Ramblings from the Estate
If you follow us on Facebook you'll have seen the new bicycle I bought last summer, safely tucked away in our living room. Now, I don't mind running in the cold, but for some reason cycling in winter, on dodgy road surfaces doesn't really appeal. However, as I keep straining muscles when I run I thought cycling would be a good way of keeping some fitness when I have to rest damaged muscles (as well as my swimming, bizarely enough also outdoors in the winter!)....where was I? Oh yes, indoor cycling. Just after Christmas I saw a cycle trainer (you put your back axle on it and pedal) half price in Halfords on-line, at just £75! Parting with such a large amount of money doesn't come easy so I thought I'd sleep on it.....which I did for about 2 weeks. Once I woke up I decided it was a good idea, so I went back on-line only to find it was now £99.99! Now what? I ummed and ahhed, and for some reason I decided to actually go to the shop. Well, golly gosh, when I got there I saw it, with a price tag of £75! I eagerly picked it up, almost feeling a bit naughty, and plonked it on the counter. The guy waved something at it and it came up as £99.99! 'Nice try' I said, 'but it still says £75! Banged to rights! Reluctantly he agreed and off I went smug as you like! Once I got it home I quickly tipped the contents out and begun assembling it, paying no attention to the instructions...how hard can it be??? About 45 minutes later it was fully assembled, with just the one bolt left over. I eagerly mounted it, tried it and liked it! A few days later Her Indoors asked why there was a screw laying by the bike, 'It's not a screw, it's a bolt' I informed her, 'Nothing to worry about'. A few days later I was flat out on it, legs pumping, sweat dripping from my brow, when suddenly the wheel fell from its mounting and made contact with the carpet, and whoosh I shot forward into the wall, just missing the 42 inch flat screen T.V! 'How did that happen?' you ask. Well, that bolt was the locking bolt that makes sure the thing doesn't undo and jump off its mounting!
This week I'm eating a beautiful Cherry and Almond cake!
I highly recommend it!
Fancy watching some funny cats
, including some who exercise on a treadmill?
Have a good March!
Oh yes, no pressure, but if you are interested in my marathon fundraising exploits and think you might like to support my efforts click here: Jonathan's marathon page
Jno and the gang!