Thames Waterman Collection


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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 research.
Included are:

1.Company of Waterman compilation CD 1
which contain:
a)Apprenticeship Bindings Indexes 1692-1908.65,000 entries. This CD is the starting point for your research. If you’ve a Company of Watermen ancestor, he’s on this CD.
b)Thames Watermen & Lightermen (also wives and widows) pensioners admitted for relief 1794-1837
c)Watermen & Lightermen reassigned to another master during their apprenticeship period 1688-1908.The follow up to the Bindings Indexes, with details of over 12,000 reassigned boys.
d)Register of licences granted by Corporation of Trinity House to ex-mariners to ply their trade as watermen working on the River Thames 1829-1864

2. Apprenticeship Bindings Indexes 1909-1925. This is the follow up CD to Rob’s early 1692-1908 CD.

3. Apprenticeship Bindings Indexes 1925-1949. This CD takes the apprenticeship bindings records up to the middle of the 20th century

4.Watermen in the Navy c1803-1809

5.Admiralty Muster 1628. The earliest list of watermen, comprising some 2,200 men, with ages.

6.My Ancestors Worked on the River Thames-ebook by Rob Cottrell. The essential guide to where your ancestor was working.

7. Royal Asylum at Penge 1899: Subscribers & Inmates. Scanned book.

8. 1648 Petition of Watermen for the King. This transcription bridges the gap between the earlier 1628 Admiralty Muster and the beginnings of the Company’s archives in 1692.

9. Waterman & Lighterman Archives at the Guildhall Library. The essential listing of all of the publicly accessible archives at the Guildhall Library.

10. My Ancestors Rowed for Doggett’s Coat & Badge Race 1715-2007. This CD lists not only the winners, but the other competitors too. It also explores the history of the race, the life of Thomas Doggett and is lavishly illustrated throughout. Compiled from primary sources, this is the most comprehensive work on the man and his race available.

11. 1827 List of Free waterman giving their ages (MS6399)

12.Birth Registers of Contract Men 1865-1921

The transcriptions on these CDs were done by Rob Cottrell,James Legon and Jonathan Legon. The original documents come from the Company of Watermen, the National Archives, the Guildhall Library and the House of Lords Record Office. They were painstakingly transcribed over many years.

The Special Offer is priced at £84.95, a saving of over £20 plus a saving on postage too.

Take it from us folks, if you’re starting out in family history and you’ve discovered you’ve a Waterman ancestor, don’t waste your money buying all the CDs separately, buy this! Because you will end up buying them 🙂

Rob and James are two of the foremost published authors on the subject and have given many lectures and talks on the Watermen of the Thames.

These CD-ROMs in easily searchable Adobe Acrobat format (supplied)
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