Hello and welcome to another ParishRegister.com
newsletter! I'm sure you'll notice that the links in
this Newsletter actually work this time!
Online Searchable Databases
transcriptions have been added to our online searchable
St George in the East ,1815-1826, baptisms, 9,600
entries. Approx 90% completed. Estimated completion
date is now August.Later entries very faded.
All Saints, Poplar 1813-1835, baptisms, approx
8,000 entries. This transcription follows on from
the earlier 1835-1857 volume previously transcribed.Approx.
50% complete. Entries being added at the rate
of about 2000 per month
St Dunstan, Stepney, baptisms, 1840-1876 has been
started and a few entries are now live on the
Next up will be St Thomas, Stepney 1840-1876 ,
which will be live during the first week of August.
We've now got 4 transcribers working, so things
are speeding up.
I'm sure you'll all be very glad to hear that
our current special offer is a reduction in the
search sale price to £1.95! We're not making
a big fuss about it; it's primarily aimed at our
best customers; the subscribers to this Newsletter.
The £1.95 price is valid till 31st August, to
give you plenty of time to take advantage of this
great special offer!
Click here to search the databases now
New Releases on CD in the Docklands Ancestors
Volume 12. St Dunstan, Stepney, burials, 1839-1844,
2,288 entries.£5.95 UK p&p £0.50 Overseas £1.30.
As well as the forenames and surname, the date of
burial is given, and the age of the person. This
transcription was sent to us by a well wisher and
we’d like to express our thanks.( Um, unfortunately
we’ve lost your email address, so please get in
Volume 13.St George in the East ,Stepney, Part 1,
1815-1820, 4,700 entries. .£5.95 UK p&p £0.50
Overseas £1.30.This is a major work, transcribed
by one of our Canadian transcribers, Christine Noon.
St George in the East is the major parish in the
area. From our own family history research we’ve
noticed that many ancestors ‘traded up’ to this
Click here to purchase these CDs
New Releases on Microfiche from the Thames &
River Medway Series by Rob Cottrell
Volume 65.St.Nicholas, Chiswick 1855-1901 baptisms,
marriages & burials (6 microfiche). £6.95
Volume 66. St.Nicholas, Southfleet, next to Northfleet
1775-1861 baptisms, marriages & burials (1
Volume 67. All Saints, Frindsbury 1775-1861 baptisms,
marriages & burials (project underway).
Volume 68. Holy Trinity, Dartford 1801-1813 baptisms,
marriages and burials (1 microfiche) £1.95.
Volume 69. St.Lawrence, New Brentford 1837-1864
baptisms, marriages & burials (project underway).
UK p&p £0.60, overseas £1.30
Click here to go to the Thames Riverside Series
New TRM CD out now
Volume 13.Covers volumes 55-59 of the microfiche
series by Rob Cottrell.
Published by Trueflare Ltd
Price: £14.95 P & P in UK: £1.00 P & P
Volumes 1 to 13 of the Docklands Ancestors Series
are now available at the special offer price of
£49.99, plus £5.00p UK postage, £10.00 overseas.
This is a saving of £27.36, over a third off the
Offer valid till 31st August.
Click here to take advantage of this great saving
My Ancestor was a Waterman: A Guide to Tracing
your Waterman & Lighterman Ancestors
This e book on CD-ROM, written by our very own
James Legon, has chapters on the history of the
Company, and how to trace your ancestors. James
also includes information on his own family researches,
as a case study, and lists useful addresses and
websites worth visiting.Foreword by Rob Cottrell.
Priced at £2.95 !
Click here to order your copy!
Watermen in the
Navy c1803-1809 and Watermen Killed in Action,
or Invalided from the Service c1803-1809
This is a transcription by James from the Company
of Watermen and Lightermen archives, kept at the
Guildhall Library. The original was compiled in
the early 19th century during the Napoleonic Wars.
This was a time when many Watermen were Impressed
into the Navy.
Watermen in the Navy lists the surname and forenames
of some 525 Watermen, together with both the name
of the ship they were serving in and how many
guns it had. Additional notation sometimes included
such details as their rank or the date they arrived
on the ship.
Included also is an index to the ships. These
provide a fascinating insight into the Fleet as
a whole during the time of Nelson’s Navy.
It lists 233 ships, including 85 ships of the
line. Some of these served at the Battle of Trafalgar.
7 of the Watermen in the Navy actually served
on HMS Victory. Was your Ancestor one of them?
A typical entry reads as follows:
Hinkley,William, HMS Zealand, 64 guns, July 1808
Impressed at Gravesend and sent onboard.
Watermen Killed in Action, or Invalided from Service
covers the same period and the original was compiled
by the same clerk. It lists the details of 105
Watermen who were either killed in service, discharged
invalided or held in prison in France.
A typical entry reads as follows:
Rogers, John Killed 3rd February 1805 onboard
CD_ROM, in Adobe Acrobat format, at the bargain
price of £2.95!
Click here to order this CD
of Chelmsford & Neighbourhood, 1927-28.This
CD contains scans of the original Chelmsford &
District map issued with the Directory. The sections
within the Directory are: Chelmsford description;
Official Establishments, Local Institutions &c;
Street directory; Private residents directory;
Commercial directory; Villages directory (Great
Baddow, Little Baddow, Boreham, Broomfield, Danbury,
Galleywood Common, Sandon, Springfield, Widford
and Writtle); Professional and trades directory.
Some of the scanned pages appear not to be straight.
This is a feature of the original book rather
than the scanning process.
Published by Jigrah Resources.
Price: £10.00 P & P in UK: £1.00 P & P
Click here to order this newly released Directory
the Watermen & Lightermen page on the website.Hopefully
you'll find it a lot clearer and easier to navigate.
As usual, we're always on the look out for more
contributions to this page.
We're always on the lookout for Waterman &
Lighterman pictures too.
Probably about the biggest ever change to the
website is coming up shortly: All of Rob Cottrell's
69 volume Thames & River Medway Series transcriptions
are shortly going to be on our website as searchable
databases. There are approx 400,000 entries, in
about 120 databases, covering baptisms, marriages
and burials. These are north & south of the
Thames, complementing our existing coverage nicely.
More about this next month !
James gave a talk at the Waltam Forest FHS meeting
on 12th July, on the subject of turning transcriptions
into CDs. We were approached at the last Brentwood
Fair by quite a few people about this subject.
Lots of people have transcriptions available only
as paper copies or floppy disks. Get in touch
with us if you're thinking of digitising your
transcriptions, ( email@example.com
Money Off Voucher
“Yes please James ! I’ve ordered some stuff, knock
I’ve used my own scissors and cut this bit out
and sent it with my order. Obviously, I printed
it off first !”
* excludes Alan Godfrey Maps and Special Offers
and Waterman Affidavits and the 2 new Watermen
Click here to visit the website
James and the ParishRegister team