Parish Register Newsletter: October 2014

 Welcome everyone, especially if you've just subscribed to my newsletter, to the October edition of the parishregister newsletter! Last month I must admit I had a bit of a moment and thought there were 31 days in September and so sent the newsletter out on the 1st October, what a ninnie! Anyway, this month we've got another new CD out for you, a compendium of 9 single St Mary Whitechapel CDs from 1558 to 1671, plus another CD courtesy of Rob Cottrell, Burial Records at Greenwich
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This month's new CDs are:

St Mary, Whitchapel Multi-Parish baptism Registers CD 1558-1671

Burial Record at Greenwich 1820-1856

Volume 98

Seamen who Died aboard the Hospital ships Moored off Greenwich 1820-1856
"HMS Grampus"
"HMS Dreadnought"
"HMS Caladonian"

This Month's Special Offers!!!!

These two CDs are now only £24.95!!!!!!

St George in the east Parish Registers Part I 1729-1826

Vol 36 St George 1729-1749
Vol 38 St George 1750-1770
Vol 48 St George 1770-1794
Vol 52 St George 1795-1808
Vol 49 St george 1809-1815
Vol 13 St George 1815-1820
Vol 14 St George 1821-1826

St George in the East Part 2 1826-1901

St George in the East 1826-1835
St George in the East 1835-1837
St George in the East 1837-1848
St George in the East 1848-1861
St George in the East 1861-1877
St George in the East 1877-1893
St George in the East 1893-1901

Plus, Here's a real bargain; 10 marriage CDs, normally almost £50, now for a touch under £25!
Docklands Ancestors Marriages Compendium CD1: Vols 1-10

This CD comprises  approximately 39,000 entries. Click on the link to see the 10 parishes!

Also  I'm still offering two of our other compendium CDs at £20 below the normal price which is £49.99, so now they are only £29.99!

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Compendium 7

To search the marriage records click here: Marriages 

To search all our baptism records click hereGood luck! 

Take a look at our exclusive prints of Thames Watermen! These are excellent value at only £6 each 
Waterman by London Bridge


Waterman by London Bridge
A hand painting by Grant Osman.

Lighterman on the River Thames

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Lighterman on the River Thames
A stunning hand painting by Grant Osman!

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If you would like to buy any of these prints please click here: Prints

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St Mary Whitechapel 1703 to 1758

St Luke Limehouse 1846-1875

St John Bethnal Green 1837-1891

Interesting/Useful Sites
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Genealogy in time magazine

London Ancestors A great site for history of London's docks

Victorian London

Watermen and Lightermen Section: selected CDs


This CD lists some 12,000 apprentices that were reassigned from their original master to another. 

1628 Admiralty Muster of Watermen

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).
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. 
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.

To browse our entire collection of Watermen CDs, including our apprenticeship records, please click here: Watermen

Watermen Books
under oars 2 Under Oars: Reminiscences of a Thames Lighterman, 1894-1909, by Harry Harris.

An incredibly rare book, about the arduous job of working on the river. I saw more than 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 and an excellent waterman book to add to your collection! 




East of London Family History Society

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

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


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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

The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939–45.

Ann Saunders(editor) 

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Atlas of over 100 detailed maps printed in colour, with a 22 page introduction by Dr Robin Woolven. The maps extends roughly from Hammersmith to Woolwich and from Highgate to Sydenham.

WE HAVE ONLY GOT  1 IN STOCK, it is extremely rare, and can only continue to go up in value!



East End Murders:From Jack the Ripper to Ronnie Kray By Neil Storey. THIS BOOK IS NOW HALF PRICE AT LESS THAN £5!
True Crime History
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Tales of London's Docklands by Henry Bradford ALSO ONLY £4.99!!!!

"Tales of London's Docklands" is an anthology of true stories

Voices of Stepney By DEE GORDON ALSO ONLY £4.99!!!!!

The book is the unique and fascinating result of many conversations with people who lived and worked in Stepney during 1950 and 1960. 

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All of the following books are now ONLY £9.99!

Canning Town Voices (Chalford Oral History S.)by Howard Bloch

Newham Dockland (Images of England) by Howard Bloch.
A fascinating collection of 200 images, this book reveals a vanished world,which few people knew.

Remembering Romford (In Old Photographs)by Brian Evans 

Spitalfields People Talk About The Evacuation

"Where's Your Horns?" Spitalfields People Talk About The Evacuation.

A Bethnal Green Memoir:Recollections of life in the 1930-1950

Memories of growing up in the East End between the wars by Derek Houghton

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

This fascinating collection of over 250 archive postcards explores the communities of Stepney, Poplar and Bethnal Green in the East End of London

Hackney Memories by Alan Wilson.

The 1930s were a troubled era, and England at this time was a land of contrasts. In Hackney Memories Alan Wilson gives us a vivid impression of growing up in a working-class family in the East End at this time

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 any of these then please email Yvonne (

Thames Books, all have recently been discounted!

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 Shipping 

Thames: Sacred River (Hardcover)

Research Services: email Esme 

Ramblings from the Estate

Well, I must confess it's been a very quiet month here in Legon Towers, and it seemed to have flown by! So, 'what's new?', you ask, 'not a lot' I reply. Following on from last month's ramblings about my running, my running news this month is that I'm having a couple of non-running weeks (notice I didn't say non-exercise; I'm swimming more, 2k today, and cycling) 'What's brought this on?' you ask (I assume). Well, to be honest I'm getting a bit frustrated with the physios at Homerton hospital. Believe it or not my trouble started over a year ago when I pulled my ageing hamstring, then I strained my calf in January, then they took it in turns to play up whenever they felt like it at random times. In the end I gave up on this year's marathon effort  and went to the doctor in March who said she would refer me to the Homerton sports injury clinic. I was relieved that a professional would now get their hands on my dodgy muscles and get me sorted! A week went by, then another, and the weeks turned into a month, and that turned into two, and still I hadn't heard anything! So, I toddled along to the doc again, and explained to the receptionist that I had heard nowt; so she said she'd check it out for me and get back to me on the dog and bone. A day went by, then another, then a week went by, and not a dickie bird. Back to see the receptionist who confessed that she had forgotten to investigate! The next day she phoned to say that my referral had gone missing, but they could see me in two weeks. Two weeks later I made it to the clinic. I saw a guy who assessed me, gave me a load of stretches to do and made me an appointment with a physio. On my return the physio assessed (again), ask me the same questions and gave me more stretches to do, 3 times a day, and another appointment. This time I met a consultant who sent me to x-ray where they took a photo of my ankle which revealed my bones touch each other when my foot comes up and meets my leg! So, he made an appointment with another physio and a guy who was going to inject my foot! The physio lady assessed me and gave me more stretches to do, 3 times a day! By now I had about 12 different stretches to do 3 times a day. A week or so later I met the injection man who couldn't work out what to inject or why (and I couldn't tell him either), but in the end gave me one anyway, which has made no difference!. Meanwhile I was still running and still feeling a niggle in my hamstring, and the bone in my foot still touches the bone in my leg! Hang on, let me just tot up how many appointments I've had so far.....10, and another in a week's time, but nothing has changed, except I have to get up 30 minutes early to do my stretches! So, now you see why I'm frustrated. My own solution, therefore, is to rest for two weeks and see how I feel! My next appointment is in a week's time. I guess that she's going to assess me, ask me the same questions and you've guessed it, give me some more stretches! As for the ankle, the only solution to the bony problem is key-hole surgery to shave some of one of the bones off-no thank you!

I'm sure you're scratching your collective heads and wondering what cake I've been scoffing this month; well my favourite has been a cinnamon and apple loaf cake from allrecipes and expertly cooked by Her Indoors!

And finally, these pandas had me chuckling out loud!

Jno and the gang!  


-A Passion For Family History-

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