West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 15 (1997)

This page provides a summary of the articles which appeared in all four journals of 1997. 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.

If you are looking for specific surnames in articles you should use the facilities provided at the Journal Search page, but for place names or talks given by guest speakers you may find the Journal Index for 1997 helpful.

Middlesex County Records - Yvonne Woodbridge
Introduction to and examples of cases from Middlesex Sessions in late 16th century.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 15(1) 16-18 (March 1997)

The Diary of H.H. Crawley 1893-4 - Vic Rosewarne
Extracts from a recently discovered diary of a Curate of St Mary's, Twickenham in the 1890s.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 15(1) 20-22 (March 1997)

Electoral Registers as a Research Resource - Peter Lee
An example of the use of electoral registers in research, applied to Appleton ancestors in Windsor, BRK.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 15(1) 22-23 (March 1997)

The Census and Census Indexes - Vic Rosewarne
Concluding part of an examination of the scope for errors and misinterpretation in both the creation and use of the census returns.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 15(1) 25-28 (March 1997)

Courts Baron of Harmondsworth 1717-1728 - Eileen Startin
Background procedural details to court proceedings, with examples taken from court rolls recently acquired by the West Middlesex FHS, and transferred to the London Metropolitan Archives.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 15(2) 7-9 (June 1997)

West Middlesex Marriage Index - Janet Huckle
Summary of the content of the index, with bracketing dates for parishes within the West Middlesex area.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 15(2) 12-15 (June 1997)

Two Very Different Marriages - Peter Lee
Examples of a clandestine marriage at St George's, Mayfair in 1754, and the procedures of a Quaker marriage in 1774, both in relation to the Jarvis and Appleton families of Harmondsworth, MDX.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 15(2) 22-26 (June 1997)

Garibaldi's Thousand or 'The Excursionists' - Tony Simpson
Background to the author's discovery of papers relating to volunteer British forces serving with Garibaldi in 1859-60. Examples of the information contained are given.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 15(3) 9-12 (September 1997)

Isleworth - Mary Brown
A short history of the parish of Isleworth.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 15(3) 12-13 (September 1997)

Policies and Rate Books - Valerie Walker
Example of the combined use of Sun Fire Office policy registers, and parish rate books, applied to Taylor ancestors in Westminster, MDX.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 15(3) 17-18 (September 1997)

Middlesex County Records: Part II - Yvonne Woodbridge
Further examples of cases from Middlesex Sessions in late 16th century.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 15(3) 19-23 (September 1997)

A History of the Wild and Weekly Families in Harmondsworth 1600-1950 - William Wild
A narrative family history of two important families of Harmondsworth, MDX, based upon an extensive archive of documents passed down to the author. The first part deals with the Weekly family and the second part deals with the Wild family.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 15(4) 17-23 (December 1997) and 16(1) 21-30 (March 1998)




Society news

Next Meeting

Please note that we have now cancelled the AGM on 18th March, and also the April and May Members meetings. The June meeting is still on, and we now plan to hold our short AGM at this meeting, after the talk by Meryl Catty titled Our Newspaper Heritage.

Next Fair

Our attendance at fairs is severely impacted by the coronavirus situation. The next fair still on schedule is not until September.

Next Advice Session

The Advice sessions are now suspended, waiting for Feltham library to re-open. See the Advice page.


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Recent updates

3-April-2020

A new page providing access to the FHF Member Society Newsletter has been added to the Members Area.

20-March-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

5-March-2020

Committee minutes for January 2020 added to Members Area.

28-February-2020

The final tranche of 4800 baptisms for All Saints, Isleworth is added (1890 - 1919).

21-February-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

4-February-2020

A new page on Message Forwarding has been added to the Executive Committee area.

27-January-2020

The complete set of baptisms for St. Mary, Stanwell is added (1632 - 1945). Transcribing by Carol Sweetland.


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