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)




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