West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 10 (1992)

This page provides a summary of the articles which appeared in all four journals of 1992. 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 Origin of the English Counties - Vic Rosewarne
A comprehensive account of the regional breakdown of the country from AD 899, explaining the origins of the region and then county names.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(1) 8-15 (March 1992)

100 Years On - Pam Morgan
A detailed review of the recently available 1891 census returns.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(1) 16-19 (March 1992)

Religious Creed Registers - A Workhouse Record - Annie Weare
Annie gives an account of what she was able to find our about her family from the Religious Creed Registers recorded at Edmonton Workhouse.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(1) 20-22 (March 1992)

Help!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(2) 22 (March 1992)

Annual General Meeting
Minutes, including the accounts, of the AGM held on 19th December 1991.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(1) 23-26 (March 1992)

Frogmore Farm - Connie Zouch
This is a detailed history of Frogmore Farm in Hayes, Middlesex, owned for many generations by the Hill family. A family tree of the Hills is included.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(1) 27-33 (March 1992)

Looking for my Great-grandparents - Brian Strong
Brian tells of his searches in the census records and from birth, marriage and death certificates, for his great grandparents, surnamed Lock.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(1) 33-35 (March 1992)

Is your surname Bates? - James Rew Bates
James tells of his visit to the Vicarage of St. Mary's, Staines where the Vicar helped him to find many parish register records of his immediate relatives. He turns his attention to looking for living relatives.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(1) 35-36 (March 1992)

Is your journey really necessary? - Antonia Davis
Antonia reminds us that records to be found in distant record offices may well also be available closer to home, for example at the Guildhall Library, or the PRO at Kew.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(1) 37 (March 1992)

Brentford Fair 100 Years Ago - Mavis Sibley
This article is reproduced from the Southall-Norwood Gazette of 14th September 1901, and is a comparison of the fairs taking place at Brentford in 1901 versus the much grander fairs of a century before.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(1) 41-43 (March 1992)

On Strays and Straying - Julia Powney
Julia explains the system of exchanging 'Strays' information which the Federation of Family History Societies was running at the time to help member societies find their straying forebears.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(2) 8-9 (June 1992)

North West Middlesex and South Hertfordshire Ninth Local History Conference - Yvonne Woodbridge
The theme was 'The Pleasure of Leisure' and dealt with the pastimes of rich and poor through the ages.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(2) 10 (June 1992)

West London Local History Conference - Yvonne Woodbridge
This was the 12th conference of this title, and the theme was 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor'.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(2) 11 (June 1992)

Shepperton - Carol Sweetland
Carol provides a brief summary of Shepperton's history.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(2) 12-14 (June 1992)

1881 Census Transcription - Les and Jill Munson
Les and Jill provide an update on the 1881 Census Transcription project.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(2) 15 (June 1992)

Serendipity at the GLRO - Yvonne Woodbridge
Yvonne tells of a Hounslow flax mill that is sold in 1820 for £1500, and how the many apprenticeships taken up at the mill were all part of the deal.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(2) 16 (June 1992)

Help!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(2) 17 (June 1992)

Granny Larkham - Jacqui Booth
Jacqui tells of the life of her great grandmother Edith Ellen Larkham, and hopes to hear from anyone who knew of her family who lived in Brentford in the early 1900s.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(2) 19-20 (June 1992)

In the Year of Our Lord ... 1798 - Richard Chapman
Richard reviews the year 1798 from many angles, from Nelson's victory at the Battle of the Nile to the land tax of 1798, robberies on Hounslow Heath, the arts and the weather.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(2) 23-26 (June 1992)

Previous Meetings - Kathleen Green , Richard Chapman
Write-ups on two talks: 'Travel Before the Railways' by Frank Rackow (February); 'A One Name Study' by Freda Bingley (March).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(2) 27 (June 1992)

Memories of Cranford - Mavis Sibley
This article first appeared in the Richmond and Twickenham Times of ugust 1898, and provides a colourful history of Cranford House, including tales of shootings of highwaymen, and of ghostly apparitions at Cranford House.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(2) 32-35 (June 1992)

County Record Offices in Danger - Richard Ratcliffe
Richard spells out the possible outcome following the 1992 Local Government Bill under which a Local Government Commission will review the future of county record offices.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(3) 6-7 (September 1992)

Harmondsworth - Carol Sweetland
Carol provides a brief history of Harmondsworth, including the hamlet of Heathrow.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(3) 8-10 (September 1992)

My Ancestor wouldn't have a Stone - Wendy Mott (nee Asman)
Wendy gives examples where servants and humble folk have had headstones erected for them.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(3) 11 (September 1992)

Help!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(3) 12 (September 1992)

Puzzle on my own doorstep - Freda Bingley
Freda starts tracing her maiden name of Waddell, and is soon immersed in Woodhall, Wohull, Wardell, Udal and other variations of her name.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(3) 14-15 (September 1992)

Previous Meetings - Richard Chapman
Write-ups on two talks: 'In Search of Golden Thompson' by Norman Holding (May); and 'Using newspapers to expand family knowledge' by Richard Moore (June).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(3) 16-18 (September 1992)

The Parish Registers of West Middlesex - Vic Rosewarne
Vic provides a reference list of the available parish registers for each of our ancient parishes, and includes a map.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(3) 18-23 (September 1992)

"Very Useful and Necessary" Trade directories: their origins and applications - Richard Chapman
Richard explains the purpose of trade directories, their value to family history research, and details what each of the main directories contained.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(3) 24-34 (September 1992)

Marriage Index Computer Project - Richard Chapman
A short article recording the start of digitising of the Middlesex Marriage Index which holds detail of 50,000 marriages.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(4) 5 (December 1992)

Monumental Inscriptions Update - Wendy Mott (nee Ashman)
Wendy reports on progress recording the MIs at Isleworth and at Heston.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(4) 9-10 (December 1992)

So Much for So Little - Celia Cotton
Celia is engaged in trying to trace her Taylor ancestors, and wrote an article in the journal asking for help from members. She explains here how she received help and where it has led.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(4) 11-12 (December 1992)

Murder in Manor Street - Lesley Bairstow
Lesley gives an account of a murder that occured in Wellesley Street, Chelsea in 1833 (now called Manor Street). There were several twists and turns in the investigation that followed, but the murder has remained unsolved.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(4) 13-17 (December 1992)

Mid-19th Century Harlington from Public Records - Philip Sherwood
Philip gives a general account of Harlington, including its size, and the number of tradesman of all kinds, and he delves into the specific activities of some of them.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(4) 18-21 (December 1992)

The Stephenson Laundry - Carole Bigg
Carole passes on what she has learned about her grandparents' life in Hammersmith where they came to run a laundry.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(4) 22-23 (December 1992)

Help!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(4) 24 (December 1992)

A Search for George Maurice Snelling Budgen - Wendy Mott (nee Ashman)
Wendy tells of her successful search to find the birth of her maternal great grandfather George Maurice Snelling Budgen, but she had to visit the Fire Brigade Museum at Southwark to obtain her breakthrough.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(4) 26-27 (December 1992)

Previous Meetings - Richard Chapman
Julian Litten gave a talk titled 'Curious Last Requests' (July).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 10(4) 31-32 (December 1992)




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