Now In Transcription
St Mary Whitechapel 1698 to 1758
St Luke Limehouse 1846-1875
St John Bethnal Green 1837-1891
Watermen and Lightermen Section
1827 list of Free Watermen which is a 'mini census' of watermen carried out in April 1827 which gives their names and ages.
Transcribed by Jonathan Legon (me)
Birth Register of Contracted Men 1865-1921 (MS22360)
This database gives the first name and surname, the date of birth, or the baptism date, or both, the court session date on which the record was submitted and the place of the baptism or birth, of 1495 watermen between the years 1865 and 1921. The earliest recorded birth is 1816.
Transcribed by me again
Apprenticeship Bindings 1688-1692
These are the earliest known surviving
indexes from the original register at Waterman's Hall
My Ancestor Worked On The River Thames A guide to help you find where they worked.
1628 Admiralty Muster of Watermen
There are some 2,393 names of Watermen;forename, surname, age in 1628/9, number of voyages made, location and notes (such as trumpeter, gunner, boatswain).
1648 Petition of Watermen for the King.
This documentrecords 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
Census 1891 West Ham Part 2
Census 1891 West Ham Part 2 RG12/1326 - 1342
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
WE HAVE ONLY GOT THIS 1 IN STOCK and it is now extremely rare.
And at under a fiver here is another great bargain:
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
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 (email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ramblings from the Estate
How about an update on my noisy neighbours! The weekend before last, the Sunday it was, we were subjected to 4 hours of ear bashing from the delinquent downstairs and I could actually feel the vibration of the music in my feet. Then to compound things, the one directly above us played her music all night; yup, all the way through until we got up! So, my tolerance finally exhausted, I went along to our 'neighbourhood office' the following Tuesday. Here I explained the problem, and they noted all of my details and said they would report the problem, as they have done for lots of our neighbours in the past! They didn't explain what would happen next, but, as they say, the proof is in the pudding! Anyway, all was quiet for a couple of days, but that can't have been because they would have received a letter already. However, on Friday, by which time they probably would have received some kind of warning, I could hear her music (the one downstairs) as I was cycling towards the block! With this, I immediately about turned, and pedaled back to the neighbourhood office. They remembered me, and said that one of them had actually been in and apologised (very sincerely I'm sure); I suspect it was the upstairs one! This time the guy suggested I phone the noise abatement people myself, using their phone. I dialed the number and waited, and waited......until after 10 minutes someone answered and told him to dial another number! He did this, but didn't fancy holding the phone to his ear, so he passed it to me. The voice said sorry for keeping me waiting and that I was 1st in the queue. A few minutes later, the apology came again, and again, and again. Half an hour later, I was losing the will to live, still 1st in the queue! By now, it was 5 o'clock and the office was closing; chucking out time! In the nick of time a human being spoke to me, and apologised for the wait-they were short staffed (what one in the office instead of two?) They took my details, and gave me a reference number-wow! Fast forward to Sunday, and bang on queue, the music was back on; fast forward to Monday, on again as I arrived home. So, they've obviously put the fear of God into her-not! So, now instead of the music annoying me, it's also the noise abatement people being so useless compounding my annoyance! Once I've finished this I'll be emailing them and asking them what it feels like to have these people take the Michael out of them!
Up for a challenge? How about making this 'moderately easy' cake from the BBC!
Chocolate and raspberry zebra cake
This will put a smile on your face! Dancing twins
Finally, some sad news; I've had to pull out of the London Marathon as I haven't managed to overcome my calf and hamstring injuries. However, all is not lost, I'll still be able to keep my place and run it next year. So, if you've you've sponsored me or donated to my charity my fundraising will just carry on over to next year.
Jno and the gang!