West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 18 (2000)

Notes on research articles that appeared in volume 18 of the Journal are listed here. All surnames and places mentioned are included in the Journal Index for 2000.

A Tale of Two Lives - Pat Fawcett
Researching family stories and mysterious marriages.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(1) 9-14 (March 2000)

Fulham Pottery Remembered - I W Prior
An account of life and work of a pottery glazier in the early C20.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(1) 17-18 (March 2000)

The Search for James and Sarah Wells - Kathy Brooking
Narrative account of a family history.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(1) 20-22 (March 2000)

The Most Common Surnames ... and Where to Find Them
The fifty most common surnames in Great Britain tabulated by number of occurences in electoral rolls and most popular location. Also, the 50 rarest surnames.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(1) 22-24 (March 2000)

How (and Why) We Started - Vic Gale
An account of the origins of the Society in 1978.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(1) 25-27 (March 2000)

An Early Marriage Certificate - William Wild
A certificate concerning the marriage at Teddington of Thomas Streeting and Johanna Singer of the parish of Harmondsworth on 1 June 1728.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(1) 30-31 (March 2000)

High Bridge and Ravenscourt Rowing Clubs - Jacqueline Finesilver
Finding out about the High Bridge Rowing Club (founded 1902) and Ravenscourt Rowing Club (founded 1903) using local newspapers.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(2) 13-16 (June 2000)

Non-Conformist Records at the Public Record Office
Background to the Protestant Dissenters Registry at Dr William's Library 1742-1837 (now in the Public Record Office at RG4/4658-4665 (authenticated register), RG5/1-161 (original certificates) and RG4/4666-4676 (indexes)) and the Wesleyan Methodist Registry 1818-1838 (PRO: RG4/4677-4679 (authenticated register), RG5/162-207 (original certificates) and RG4/4680 (index). Also: marriage registrations at RG42; preaching licences at SP29, SP30, SP44; fines for Recusancy at E376-E477; registers of places of worship RG31.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(2) 16-17 (June 2000)

The Search for James Joseph Woodward and Richard Bond - Pat Sim
Untangling some family roots in Hillingdon.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(2) 21-24 (June 2000)

Twentieth West London Local History Conference: 2000 Years of West London History
An account of the conference held at Montague Hall, Hounslow, on 18 March 2000. West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(2) 28-32 (June 2000)

Hard Times for the Hammersmith House Painters - Pat Manning
Ridler family events in Hammersmith, Fulham, Chelsea, Acton and in the Merchant Navy c. 1850-1916.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(3) 7-11 (September 2000)

A Shot in the Dark - Jackie Didymus
One metaphorical shot in the dark at the Family Records Centre in London leads to a literal one. A family member assumed to have died in childhood found by chance in the probate index for 1874.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(3) 16-18 (September 2000)

Those Fightin' Middlesex Men
Extracts from the Middlesex County Records (Old Series) of various court cases involving: Robert Mareshall and William Lancaster (1556/7 at Teddington); John Davys alias Phillippes, James Herne and William Cauldwell (1583/4 at Twickenham); Robert Batte (1609 at Hillingdon); and Richard Godson and John Cogges (1617 at Ruislip).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(3) 27-28 (September 2000)

A Stitch in Time - Patricia Williamson
Harriet Rutherford worked a cross-stich sampler between 1830 and 1840. Where did she fit in to the family? Some clues; still searching.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(4) 9-10 (December 2000)

By George, We Come From Fulham! - Colin Bower
Researching the Bower family of Mile End, Stepney, Whitechapel and Fulham. A possible association with a notorious Victorian murderer.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(4) 13-18 (December 2000)

The quest for my Bagley Roots - Robert Bagley
A search and some puzzles concerning the Bagleys of Fulham, Putney (and Argentina?).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(4) 21-23 (December 2000)

A Tale of Three Southall Deeds - Jonathan Oates
How can outwardly tedious and difficult deeds help the family historian? A description by the Archivist of the London Borough of Ealing of three Southall deeds and the information that can be gleaned from them.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 18(4) 27-28 (December 2000)

Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 15th March 2018 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7:15 pm. The meeting will start with the Society AGM. This will be followed by a talk by Jef Page titled London in the 1880s: hard work, poverty & street life.

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Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 17th February from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


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