West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 9 (1991)

This page provides a summary of the articles which appeared in all four journals of 1991. You may select an article and go straight to the right page in the journal, or use the links below to browse the journal from its cover.

The Annual General Meeting
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 8th December 1990.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(1) 4-7 (March 1991)

A Gruesome Practice - Michael Wild
Michael explains what a cross-roads burial is, and how suicide deaths were treated in the 19th century.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(1) 9-11 (March 1991)

Charles Dickens, Little Dorritt and Scrooge - Philip Sherwood
Philip Sherwood recounts an anecdote written by David Wild concerning Sipson House in Harmondsworth and its connection to Scrooge the main character of Dickens' novel, A Christmas Carol.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(1) 15-16 (March 1991)

Christian names from the 1851 census
What it says, the curious spellings of Christian names found in the 1851 census for West Middlesex towns.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(1) 17 (March 1991)

Histo-Familiata - Annie Weare
Annie gives some advice on how to conduct yourself when researching family history.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(1) 19 (March 1991)

Biblical Censuses
A short article recalling those famous censuses carried out in biblical times.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(1) 20 (March 1991)

Letters from America - Vernon Rolls
Vernon Rolls tells the story of his reseach into Arthur Rolls, mentioned on his parents' gravestone. It turned out that he died in Charleston, South Carolina in 1864, when just 25, a likely casualty of the American War of Independence.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(1) 21-24 (March 1991)

1901 - A Census Year - Mavis Sibley
This is an excerpt from The Norwood Gazette of 30th March 1901, the day that the 1901 census took place. It includes instructions on completion of the census by enumerators.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(1) 25 (March 1991)

Help !!!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(1) 26-27 (March 1991)

The Civilian War Dead
Detail is given of the Register of Civilian War dead which is maintained by the Imperial War Graves Commission.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(1) 28 (March 1991)

History of the Census - Vic Rosewarne
The census to be taken in April 1991 is the 19th decennial census of the population of England. The article provides summary information taken from the earlier censuses starting in 1701.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(1) 33-36 (March 1991)

St. George's Hanover Square Cemetery - Jack Hearne
Jack Hearne discovers the whereabouts of St. George's Hanover Square Cemetery, and one of his relatives with a headstone that he found there.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(2) 44 (June 1991)

Settlement Examinations
Settlement Examinations conducted under Poor Law legislation are explained using several examples.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(2) 49-50 (June 1991)

Recollections of Mr Harold Bonnett - Mavis Sibley
Mr. Bonnett is Mavis's father, born in 1900 and died in 1987. Mavis recounts his boyhood memories as passed on to her before he died.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(2) 51-53 (June 1991)

Surnames from the 1851 Census
What it says, Surnames found in the 1851 census for West Middlesex towns.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(2) 55 (June 1991)

Beating the Bounds - Vic Rosewarne
Beating the Bounds was the practice of old of traversing along the boundaries of a particular parish. This particular account was recorded in 1826 for the beating of the bounds of the parish of Isleworth.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(2) 56-57 (June 1991)

1881 - Chiswick House in the Census - Stanley Webb
A short article showing the substantial household of Chiswick House as recorded in the 1881 census.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(2) 61 (June 1991)

Help !!!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(2) 62-63 (June 1991)

Emigration from Middlesex 1773-1776 - Mary Beamson
This article contains emigration details of all emigrants from the shores of England of people from Middlesex. It provides an excellent summary view of why people were emigrating at this time.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(2) 64-68 (June 1991)

Strays
A list of Middlesex folk who strayed to Essex to get married.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(2) 68 (June 1991)

Past Meetings
Write-ups on two talks: 'Computers in Genealogy' by David Hawgood (January); 'The 1881 Census Index Project' by Richard Sowter (March).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(2) 71-73 (June 1991)

Grandfather Made Eros - Ron Bantin
A true account of how Ron's grandfather, who was a moulder, had contributed to the making of Eros the statue still standing in Piccadilly Circus.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(3) 85-86 (September 1991)

Mark the Name - Vic Rosewarne
There is a play on words here. Vic tells how the Christian name Mark was used by his ancestors generation after generation, and how Christian names can help identify related people.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(3) 89-90 (September 1991)

Past Meetings
Write-ups on three talks: 'The Gurneys of Middlesex' by Jim Golland (May); 'Jewish Ancestry' by Dr. A. Joseph (June); and 'Resouces Available in the Guildhall Library' my Mr. R. Harvey (July).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(3) 94-97 (September 1991)

The 1851 Census Project
An informative summary of the 8 years of transcribing that has finally accomplished completion of the 1851 Census Project, including summary details from it.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(3) 98-99 (September 1991)

Stanwell - Carol Sweetland
A short history of the town of Stanwell, commencing from Domesday.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(3) 100-103 (September 1991)

The Roll of Honour of Staines - Dave Grimmett
Dave Grimmett asks for help from Society members to trace the names appearing on the Roll of Honour of Staines.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(3) 104 (September 1991)

Help !!!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(3) 105 (September 1991)

1830 - Vic Rosewarne
Vic explains the significance of the year 1830 for English history. It was the year that William IV came to the throne, but the more significant event for Vic was that 1830 was the year that the liverpool and Manchester Railway was opened.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(3) 106-107 (September 1991)

1881 Census Transcription - Les Munson
Les provides an update on the Society's major task of transcribing the West Middlesex districts of the 1881 census.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(3) 108-109 (September 1991)

The Parish - Vic Rosewarne
Vic provides an informative history of the development of parishes from 1538 through to 1837.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(3) 110-114 (September 1991)

Cremorne and Ashburnham Estates: Chelsea - Harold Booty
Harold Booty tells of documents relating to the named estates that he has passed to Chelsea Local Studies Library, and includes a list of names appearing in the documents.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(3) 115-116 (September 1991)

The Harris Family of Teddington, Middlesex - Peter Wright
Peter tells some of his story exploring his family history, in particular some contacts in New Zealand who provided information on Teddington connections dating from 1775.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(4) 124-127 (December 1991)

All over the Place! - Iris E Woolford
Iris laments that her ancestors never stayed in the same place for long, leading her to research in many counties.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(4) 130 (December 1991)

Land Records at the PRO, Kew - Chris Watts
This is a wide-ranging article based on a talk given by Chris Watts. Land tax records are covered, also tithe maps and apportionments, and district valuer's records.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(4) 131-133 (December 1991)

1881 Census Transcription - Les and Jill Munson
A short update on the Society's involvement transcribing the 1881 census.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(4) 134 (December 1991)

WMFHS Open Day - Mrs. H. Lloyd
Mrs. Lloyd who is a member of West Middlesex FHS and also the Isle of Wight FHS writes of the Isle of Wight connections to our area.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(4) 135 (December 1991)

Lavinia Clements' Birthday Book - Margaret Zietzke
A short article but full of information on birthdays in the Clements and other related families.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(4) 136-137 (December 1991)

In Search of the Christoffers - Olive Young
Olive's story starts when she inherited a family bible which started her on her researching into her family history. The Christoffers research provided her with some German ancestry.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(4) 138 (December 1991)

Heathrow Before the Airport - Philip Sherwood
Philip provides a very full account of the history of the hamlet of Heathrow.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(4) 139-145 (December 1991)

Help !!!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(4) 146-147 (December 1991)

West Middlesex Marriage Index - Vic Gale
Vic provides an update on the project to index all West Middlesex marriages up to 1837. The article mentions 9,900 marriages recently transcribed bringing the total marriages thus far to 48,800, still some way to go to reach the final total of 87,000 marriages.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(4) 148-149 (December 1991)

Keep On Keeping On - Annie Weare
Annie provides a personal account of the rewards and difficulties of researching your ancestors.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(4) 150-151 (December 1991)

Brentford's 51 - G H Allen
If you want to know about the pubs in Brentford (in 1991) then this article is a must. It's a poem which includes all 51 pubs of Brentford.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(4) 152-153 (December 1991)

September Meeting - Mary Mason
Mary provides a write-up for the September meeting talk - 'A Day in the Life of a Census Enumerator' by Jean Cole and Michael Sheppard.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 9(4) 154 (December 1991)




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