Parish Register Newsletter: July 2011

You are most welcome to the July newsletter of parishregister This month we have another two St Dunstan Stepney databases for you, 1712-1719 and 1719-1725, that's another 20000 odd entries for you to search. Also we have another new CD, volume 83 St Dunstan 1656-1668 , plus another from Rob, Volume 88 St.Alphege Greenwich 1825-1837 baptisms, marriages and burials .

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

I'll be giving advanced warning of new products on our facebook page parishregister There's also a link to it at the top of our welcome page.

New CD 

This month

St Dunstan Stepney 1656-1668 another 10k entries!

To buy this CD click here: vol 83

St Alphege Greenwich 1825-1837 baptisms, marriages and burials . It also includes the death
records of over 1200 seaman both uk and foreign who died aboard the hospital ships GRAMPUS and DREADNOUGHT which were moored offstream at Greenwich.

To buy this CD click here: vol 88

 As you can see there are 87 other


Last month

 Volume 82 St Mary Stratford, Bow Baptism Registers 1831-1843

To buy this click here: St Mary S

To browse our single CDs click here: single CDs

If you think you may have a relative who was a merchant Taylor then don't forget to search our database,click here: M.T  Or you can purchase the CD by clicking here:  MTCD

Now In Transcription

St George in the East 1877-1893

St Matthews 1790-1799  

St Dunstan 1725-1731

St Luke Limehouse 1846-1875

Other selected products

Everything Watermen and Lightermen 

You can browse all of the Watermen and Lightermen products which are your essential resources for tracing your watermen or lightermen ancestors by clicking here: W&L

Our most popular W&L products:

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

This NEW volume has proof of the race starting in 1715, together with the names of previously unknown winners and competitors Dog     

    1628 Admiralty Muster of Watermen


James has 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, etc)
The earliest Company record is dated 1692, so this is a wonderful resource for possibly pushing your history further back in time. 1628
 Apprenticeship Bindings covering the years 1692-1959   APPBIND

Company of watermen compilation CD 1 - to buy this very popular resource click here: CompCD1

My Ancestor Worked On The River Thames by Rob Cottrell. A guide
to help you find where they worked. Packed with interesting facts!    GuideEast of London Family History Society

Tower Hamlets Marriages & Banns (Vol 1)-Disc 3: THM&B

Tower Hamlets Burials & MI's (Vol 1) Disc 5:  THB

Crow Lane Burial index 1871-1953 listing 20,000 entries. 

Census 1851 West Ham.HO107/1768.

Census 1891 Hackney Part 1.RG12/0179 - 0194. 

Census 1891 West Ham Part 1 RG12/1310 - 1325

Census 1891 West Ham Part 2 RG12/1326 - 1342 




Catholic Registers

SS. Mary and Joseph, Poplar Roman Catholic Chapel.

Marriages and Baptisms 1818 - 1856:  SSMary

Misc Catholic London District Baptism, Marriages and Burials Vol 1

27  transcriptions of Catholic Parish Registers  in the county of Middlesex: Catholic 2

The Registers of the Sardinian Embassy Chapel, London, 1772 - 1841(Church of SS Anselm and Cecilia in Holborn), a bargain- £7.95!   Catholic 3

Misc Catholic London District Transcriptions, Baptisms, Marriages,Confirmations Vol 2: Catholic 4

SPECIAL OFFER Compendium CDs 1-5 Save £70!

Compendiums' Department 

'Thames & River Medway Series - Compilation CDs'

'Thames & River Medway Series - Single Parish CDs'  Rob's CDs include records of marriages, baptisms, burials, cemetery records, and include parishes such as Greenwich, Lambeth, Charlton, East Ham, Deptford, and there are burial records for St Dunstan Stepney and many more

Research Srevices: If you've come to a dead end in your research then give Esme an email


Map Department

Ecclesiastical Map-County of London 1903: Parishmap (a bargain at £5)

Map of Middlesex 1611 by by John Norden and John Speed:  Middlesex

A Balloon View of London 1851


Devastated London - The Bombed City As Seen From A Barrage Balloon



London and Its Environs 1813



Rocque's 1745 Survey of London


To view our comprehensive Alan Godfrey maps collection please Alangodfrey  (still only £2.25)



Book Shop 

If you are looking to find out more about the river Thames and the docklands then look no further! We have a whole section devoted to the subject, including these books; Dockland Apprentice, Liquid History, London from the Thames, London's Thames, and Looking back; a docker's life. They can all be found by clicking here  

Below you'll find all of our discounted books:

Voices of Stepney:Life in the Heart of East End

Bethnal Green (Archive Photographs: Images of London)

Tales of London's Docklands  

 Around Plaistow (Archive Photographs S.) by George Taylor 

 Children of Bethnal Green by Doris M Bailey

Hackney Memories by Alan Wilson

Plagues of London

The Worst Street in London

The City of London

Shadow of the Workhouse

Canning Town Voices

Newham Docklands

Other great books:

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

Under Oars: Reminiscences of a Thames Lighterman, 1894-1909,

My Ancestors were Thames Watermen: A Guide to Tracing your Thames Waterman and Lighterman Ancestors,by James Legon. 




Interesting Sites


The Illustrated London News  Over 700 pages of articles and images for you to peruse for free from this magazine that was first printed in 1842.

If you're looking to search cemetery records for free from cemetries all around the world then have a look at this site,
Cemetery Records Online 

If you are looking for places of worship in and around Newham then this site, The Church and Chapel list is a useful place to start. It tells you where they are, whether they are open or closed, bombed during the war, has been demolished etc etc

Nearer to home (my home) are the records for Abney Park Cemetery



Ramblings from the Council Estate


   Her indoors is a strange one, or so I thought yesterday, when she cheerfully announced that she had lost £10! I know how I felt a few weeks ago when I found £10 in the street, disbelief, then a strange sense of guilt, then I got over it and went to the runner's shop and bought a running belt and put the £1 change in my holiday jar! Turns out she's the old fashioned sort and still measures weight the old fashioned way in lbs and ounces. A quick bit of mental maths and worked out she's lost about 4 kilos, which if you had to carry around in your handbag (it wouldn't fit in a wallet) you'd be most inconvenienced! Unfortunately losing weight has it's down side; she's shrunk! She now has a wardrobe stuffed to the rafters (if it had any) with size 12 trousers which don't fit! Still where there's oversize trousers there's brass to be made! Just up the Kingsland road is Princess May school and they have a boot sale every Saturday and I happen to have a nice big white van which can easily accommodate a wardrobe full of trousers! What do you think, £5 each?!

Good news on the banking front! That Spanish bank very kindly agreed that they are liable for giving away my money to someone pretending to be me and I can now keep hold of it! Happy days! Mind you, they don't want me to rest on my laurels and think that now I can expect a first class service from them. I think they are sulking because I have sneaked on them to the financial ombudsman! So, now they are bending over backwards to not send me a chequebook for one of my businesses. I filled in one of those slips you get in the chequebook when you are getting near the end about 4 months ago. I can only speculate what they do with these, but they don't use them for what they are intended for! About a month later I went on an expedition, packed lunch and passport in hand to the London Wall branch, to find out how they were getting on with the arduous task of printing a new chequebook for me. The kindly manager reassured me, after much ooming and arring, that he would get the matter sorted; what a relief! About two weeks later, nothing! I thought I'd try another branch this time, but same result. Since then, I've made 3 complaints about it, and spoken to three more automatons in 'business banking' but still the task is beyond them! I know they are trying to phase out cheques, but this is ridiculous!


  Banana and Pecan Loaf   


  • 175g softened butter , plus extra for greasing
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 85g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 100ml milk
  • 2 small, very ripe bananas
  • 50g pecans , chopped, plus extra


  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease and line a 2lb/900g loaf tin with a long strip of baking parchment. To make the loaf cake batter, beat the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Add the bananas in a few chunks and beat in with the eggs, flour, almonds, baking powder and milk until smooth - the whisk will mash the bananas. Stir in the pecans, then scrape into the tin. Bake for 45-50 mins until golden, risen and a skewer poked in comes out clean. Cool in the tin, then lift out.
  2.  Beat the butter, icing sugar and vanilla. Spread on top of the cooled cake and scatter with more chopped pecans

On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:
Here lies Ezekial Aikle
Age 102
The Good Die Young.
for lots more of these, click here: epitaphs

 And finally click here for another laugh cats 


Jonathan and the gang   


-A Passion For Family History-

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