West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 7 (1988-89)

This page contains a list of the articles that appeared in the Journal issues of 1988 and 1989. 1989 has been digitised and you may select an article and go straight to the right page in the journal, or use the links below to browse the journals from their cover. 1988 is yet to be digitised.

Look out there's a Beadle about - Ian Durban
Ian explains the role of a beadle.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(1) 4 (April 1988)

Finding out about 18th Century London Apprentices - Michael Wild
Michael explains what apprenticeship records can tell the family historian.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(1) 5-6 (April 1988)

The Annual General Meeting
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 11th December 1987.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(1) 7-9 (April 1988)

Mother's Day
A short piece on the origins of Mother's Day.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(1) 10 (April 1988)

When convicts became magistrates - Glyn Morgan
Glyn provides some history on how convicts sent to Australia received their pardons and helped to build the state.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(1) 11-14 (April 1988)

An Eleven of Hearnes - Jack Hearne
Jack tells of a cricket match where one side consisted of eleven men surnamed Hearnes.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(1) 20-21(April 1988)

The West Midlesex Marriage Index - Vic Gale
Vic gives a progress report on the project to create the West Middlesex Marriage Index.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(1) 22-23 (April 1988)

Help ???
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(1) 24-25 (April 1988)

Cemeteries for Sale - Valerie Payne
Valerie comments on three cemeteries in Middlesex that have recently been sold.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(1) 26 (April 1988)

1851 - Vic Rosewarne
A summary of the main historical events from the year 1851.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(1) 27-29 (April 1988)

Past Meetings
Write-ups on four talks: 'Burial of the dead' by Julian Litten (November); 'The early days of Australian Convict Settlements' by Glyn Morgan (December); January was an heirlooms evening; 'Making a Living from the River' by James Wisdom (February).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(1) 30-31 (April 1988)

Window Tax Assessment for Harmondsworth Parish 1746 - Philip Sherwood
Philip provides detail of the the Window Tax levied at Harmondsworth in 1746.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(1) 33-35 (April 1988)

The West Middlesex Family History Society 1978-1988 - David Hawkings
David Hawkings, inaugural chairman, summarises the first 10 years of the Society.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 44-45 (July 1988)

How are your cuttings and photographs - Mike Neighbour
Mike shares some tips on storing and preserving family history records.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 45-46 (July 1988)

Before all this - Vic Gale
Vic Gale looks back at how family history was done in the 1970s.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 47-49 (July 1988)

Our first ten years - Connie Zouch
Connie reviews the first 10 years of the Society.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 53-55 (July 1988)

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A short piece on the origins of the county, and its relation to London County Council.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 56 (July 1988)

1762
A summary of the main historical events from the year 1762.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 57-58 (July 1988)

Strays
At this time Societies actively swapped information on Strays.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 59 (July 1988)

Nonconformists and Parish Registers - Michael Wylde
A short piece on where to expect to find nonconformist baptisms, marriages and burials.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 60 (July 1988)

The Disgraced Governess - Jacqueline Kensett-Smith
Jaqueline tells how she started to investigate her Kensett ancestors.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 61-63 (July 1988)

Past Meetings
Write-ups on three talks: 'The Green Family Boer War Epic' by Howell Green (March); 'Don't look now your date is showing' by Avril Lansdell (April); 'Paupers, Parsons, Pedagogues & Politicians' by Glyn Morgan (May).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 64-66 (July 1988)

Grosvenor School, Holly Road - Margaret Ridge
Margaret looks into the fate of Grosvenor School, no longer in Holly Road, Twickenham.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 68-69 (July 1988)

What's in a Name
A look into the origin of the Constable surname.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 69 (July 1988)

West Middlesex Wills
A summary of the eight courts with jurisdiction over Middlesex wills pre 1858.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 70-71 (July 1988)

Help !!!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 72-73 (July 1988)

Australian Strays
Advice on finding your Australian ancestors if they emigrated in the 1850s.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 73 (July 1988)

Chronology of Parish Registers
An account of the important dates affecting the recording of baptisms, marriages and burials from 1813 onwards.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 74-75 (July 1988)

Throwing the Cakes
A short piece about the ancient custom of throwing cakes or buns.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(2) 75 (July 1988)

Grandfather George - Priscilla M Sibley (nee Worley)
Priscilla starts about to polish her collection of brass, and uses the items to recall the life and times of her grandfather George Sibley.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(3) 90-95 (November 1988)

Help !!!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(3) 96 (November 1988)

Projects Update
Updates on the 1851 Census project, Monumental Inscriptions, and Settlement Index projects.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(3) 98-99 (November 1988)

Fulham - Robert Cook
A history of the development of Fulham, including a map of its geography in 1812.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(3) 100-105 (November 1988)

1897
A summary of the main historical events from the year 1897.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(3) 105-106 (November 1988)

Past Meetings
Write-ups on two talks and two special evenings: 'Nurse Children 1546 - 1750' by Gillian Clarke (June); In July the Society had its 10th Anniversary Party; In August there was a Help and Be Helped evening; 'Andrew Pears and his Transparent Soap' by Andrea Cameron (September).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(3) 105-106 (November 1988)

Genealogy through Campanology - Valerie M Payne
Valerie discloses the information that can be found on Peal Boards, and even on the bells.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(3) 109-110 (November 1988)

Two Conferences
Write-ups of 'The Lure of London' conference and 'Villages within the City'.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(3) 111-113 (November 1988)

".. Noted for extensive market-grounds...": The Market Gardeners of West Middlesex - Ian Durban
This is a list of market gardeners of West Middlesex extracted from Pigot's Directory of 1840.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(3) 114-115 (November 1988)

Annual General Meeting
Extracts of the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 9th December 1988.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(4) 124-126 (March 1989)

Thames Fishing Families - Bob Dear
John investigates several families who made their living from fishing in the Thames. He includes some of his own ancestry.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(4) 127-131 (March 1989)

P for Pauper: The Badging of the poor in the 17th and 18th centuries - Vic Rosewarne
Vic provides information on badging the poor. In 1697 an act of Parliament required that every person receiving poor relief must wear a badge with a large P upon it.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(4) 135-136 (March 1989)

London's Old Caledonian Market - Marjorie Edwards
Marjorie gives a history of the Old Caledonian Market from its opening by Prince Albert in 1855.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(4) 137-138 (March 1989)

1715
A summary of the main historical events from the year 1715.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(4) 138-139 (March 1989)

What's in a Name
The surname Younghusband is examined.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(4) 139 (March 1989)

Tracing the life of a Waterloo veteran - Roy Pike
Roy describes how his genealogy interest was sparked by finding a war medal for Private Martin Pike among family papers, and his journey to discover Martin's ancestry.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(4) 140-144 (March 1989)

Past Meetings
Write-ups of three meetings: 'Our Society Projects' by Vic Gale (October); 'How Sure is Sure' by Ken Cox (November); 'Record Keeping' my members (January).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(4) 145-146 (March 1989)

Help !!!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(4) 147-148 (March 1989)

The New Brentford Charity School - Connie Zouch
Connie records extracts from the New Brentford Charity School book of minutes dated February 1703 to March 1714.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(4) 149-151 (March 1989)

1988 IGI - Robert Chandler
information on the 1988 IGI Index, and how best to use it.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(4) 152-153 (March 1989)

A Touch of Heather - Hugh Lewis
Hugh describes his efforts, and those of his wife, to trace their respective ancestries.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(5) 167-170 (July 1989)

Dos and Donts for Researchers - Yvonne Woodbridge
Light-hearted advice to doing family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(5) 171 (July 1989)

If only they could talk - Iris Woolford
A short piece - if only photos and trinkets could talk of their owners.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(5) 173 (July 1989)

Staines Settlements - Connie Zouch
Connie gives examples of some Settlement Examinations as part of Poor Law records, and provides an index to those examined in Staines between 1759 and 1789.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(5) 174-176 (July 1989)

Ashford
A history of Ashford, starting from Domesday.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(5) 180-183 (July 1989)

Help !!!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(5) 184-185 (July 1989)

Projects Update
An update on the Monumental Inscriptions and the 1851 Census projects.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(5) 186 (July 1989)

Wot! No certificate - Vic Rosewarne
Vic gives advice on searching the birth, marriage and death indexes at St. Catherine's House.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(5) 187-190 (July 1989)

1939 - Yvonne Woodbridge
A summary of the main historical events from the year 1939.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(5) 191-192 (July 1989)

Newspapers: A treasure chest for the family historian - Reg Mayhew
Reg gives information on where to search newspapers for events, and tells of his own success in finding events in his own family history.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(6) 204-205 (November 1989)

Is there a 'Bowler' in the house - Muriel Bowler
This is a tale of one James Bowler who arrived in Australia in 1833, and promptly changed his name to James Bolland. There is no 'Bowler' in the house.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(6) 209-211 (November 1989)

Wot! No certificate (2) - Vic Rosewarne
Vic continues with his advice on searching the birth, marriage and death indexes at St. Catherine's House.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(6) 213-216 (July 1989)

Projects Update - Wendy Mott (nee Ashman)
Wendy provide an update to the ongoing work recording Monumental Inscriptions.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(6) 217 (November 1989)

The Day Before - Ruth Bagnall (nee Randall)
As Ruth celebrates her golden wedding she recalls the very rushed event in 1939 when she and her husband married at the outbreak of WWII.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(6) 218 (November 1989)

World War Two Remembered - Frances Reed
Frances give a personal account of the impact of World War Two on her and her family. She was a girl guide at the time, and describes the impact of the war on her family life.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(6) 220-222 (November 1989)

Help !!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(6) 223-225 (November 1989)

Do you want a Twinch - Stanley Webb
Twinch the surname that is - Stanley provides detail of the Twinch family taken from a family bible covering 1747 to 1791.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(6) 227-211 (November 1989)

In search of Abigail Eagles - Philip Sherwood
Philip examines whether the Abigail Eagles he has found is really the same Abigail Eagles as his great great grandmother.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(6) 228-229 (November 1989)

The People's War - Yvonne Woodbridge
Yvonne gives her recollections of events from World War II.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(6) 232-234 (November 1989)

1789
A summary of the main historical events from the year 1789.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 7(6) 235 (November 1989)




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