A happy Christmas to all.
Online Searchable Databases
This is the progress
of transcriptions underway and uploaded to the
online searchable databases:
St Dunstan, Stepney, baptisms, 1816-1826, approx
10,500 entries.57% of entries are now live. More
entries live during first week of December.
St Mary Whitechapel, baptisms, 1812-1823, approx
8,000 entries, 50% complete.
After that it's St Mary Newington, Southwark transcription
( 1829-1837 ), followed by a Greenwich transcription.
Click here to search the databases now
New Docklands Ancestors CDs
Volume 16.St Thomas,Stepney. Baptisms Registers;
1840-1876.6,915 entries,fully searchable,CD-ROM
in easy to use Adobe Acrobat .pdf format,(supplied).Transcribed
by Annemarie Shuttle.Published by Docklands Ancestors
Price: £5.95 P & P in UK: £1.00 P & P Overseas:
Volume 17.St Dunstan,Stepney. Baptisms Registers;
1816-1822.5,592entries,fully searchable,CD-ROM in
easy to use Adobe Acrobat .pdf format,(supplied).Transcribed
by Beryl & John Powell.Published by Docklands
Price: £5.95 P & P in UK: £1.00 P & P Overseas:
Click here to buy these CDs
All 17 Docklands
St Peter's, London Docks;St Mary Newington,Southwark;St
Paul,Shadwell;St James,Ratcliff;St John,Wapping;St
Anne,Limehouse.St Peter,Limehouse,St Luke Millwall,Christ
Church,Isle of Dogs,All Saints Poplar (parts 1&2),St
John Cubbitt Town,St Dunstan Stepney, St Thomas
Stepney, St George in the East (parts 1&2)
and St Dunstan, Stepney. Baptisms Registers, except
Vol 12 St Dunstan Stepney (burials)
Special offer price: £49.99
Normal price:17x£5.95=£101.15.Save £51.16 on RRP.(
That's less than half price!).
( We are offering free postage because the package
now comes as 1 cd, which saves you a fortune in
Click here to take advantage of this Special Offer
Special Offer on Docklands Ancestors Series
Volumes 1 to 12 we're reducing the price by 50%
just for our Newsletter subscribers, until the
end of November 2005. This is the ideal opportunity
to purchase these CDs at a knock down price.
Usual price £5.95, special offer price £2.97 !
UK postage £1.00, overseas £2.00.
Click here to visit the CDs pages
Waterman Special Offer
The Thames Waterman Collection.This special offer
comprises ALL of the published CDs relating to
Watermen & Lightermen. It is specifically
aimed at those with Waterman & Lighterman
ancestors starting out on their family history
Apprenticeship Bindings Indexes 1692-1908.
Pensioners Admitted for Relief 1794-1837.
Watermen in the Navy c1803-1809
Admiralty Muster 1628.
My Ancestors Worked on the Thames-ebook by Rob
My Ancestor was a Waterman: A Guide to Tracing
your Waterman Ancestors-ebook by James Legon.
My Ancestor Worked On The River Thames by Rob
to help you find where they worked.
Usual price is £75.35. Special offer at £49.99,
a saving of £25.36,plus savings on postage too.
Take it from us folks, if family history is in
your blood and you've a Waterman ancestor, don't
waste your money buying all the CDs separately.
Because you will end up buying them!
Rob and James are two of the foremost published
authors on the subject.
CD_ROMs in Adobe Acrobat format (supplied).
Published by Docklands Ancestors Ltd and Trueflare
New Thames Riverside titles
Volume 67 All Saints, Frindsbury (on the Medway)
marriages and burials on 5 microfiche.Interesting
about this parish
is that many more marriages took place than baptisms.
Perhaps a popular church
to get married. Many Medway watermen and fishermen
and shipwrights recorded
Published by Trueflare Ltd.
£5.95 0.60 UK p+p, £1.30 overseas
Volume 71 St.Peters, Bridge Street, Greenwich (by
Deptford creek) church now
demolished - 1866-1936 baptisms only on 2 microfiche.Lots
watermen & lightermen recorded at this parish.
Published by Trueflare Ltd
£2.95 0.60 UK p+p, £1.30 overseas
Click here to buy these microfiche
Bits & Bobs
# The Electoral
Roll 1905 project proceeds apace. Below is an
example of a typical entry, this one from the
Occupational Voters section, with the column headings
Entry No, Forename of Voter, Surname of Voter,
Place of Abode, Nature of Qualification,Name and
Situation of Qualifying Property,Parliamentary
545,John Robert,Beck,59a Ida Street,Dwelling House,2
Sydney Buildings, Ann Street,Tower Hamlets,Whitechapel,St
Now what I'm wondering is, just how much use is
this information? I'd really appreciate some feedback
on this,( email@example.com
# Our other ongoing project is turning Rob Cottrell's
Thames Riverside Series of parish register transcriptions
into searchable database format. Below is a typical
example of an entry. As can be seen, it does not
contain as much information as a typical Docklands
7. ACKLAND BENJAMIN 1862 JAN 28 SON OF WILLIAM
& MARY (BORN 26 APR 1820)
My question this time is, would you be prepared
to pay the same amount (£2.95) for this information?
The missing data is the address, occupation and
source reference number,( firstname.lastname@example.org
# Rob Cottrell is working on a new waterman project
at the present. All a bit hush hush at the moment
though! He reckons he'll be done by March, so
it looks like quite a major project.
# I've unearthed a little gem of my own on the
waterman front too. Whilst on the trail of the
elusive John Gleghorne, ( my oldest ancestor),
I came across a list of Watermen Impressed, dated
2nd & 3rd July 1673. There's only about 50
names on it, sadly not my boy. Once I've transcribed
it I'll put it on the Waterman page as a freebie.
I'm sure it will be of use to some of you, especially
as it pre-dates the Bindings Indexes. Be sure
to let me know if you spot your waterman ancestor
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
Apparently more small print is needed......
One voucher per customer! Or to put it simply,
£2.00 is all yer gonna get! Applies to payment
via UK cheque only and to those who can't resist
a visit to my shed ! (But please let me know you're
coming as I'm fed up with getting caught in my
Click here to visit the website
wishes and good luck with your researches.
James and the ParishRegister team
And another closing quote, from the same source:
"300 lives of men I have walked this Earth and
now I have no more time"
Gandalf me old mate, I know what you mean-try running
a website in your 'spare' time!