West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 22 (2004)

This page provides a summary of the articles which appeared in all four journals of 2004. The complete journals are also available to be viewed online or downloaded:

Notes on research articles that appeared in volume 22 of the Journal are listed here. All surnames and places mentioned are included in the Journal Index for 2004.

Forster vs. Forster - 'A Very Melancholy Case' (Part 1) - Richard Chapman
An example where the records from a series of related court actions have been used to reconstruct a tale of marital breakdown from the late eighteenth century. Part 1 describes the background and the first action, in the Court of King's Bench.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 22(1) 8-14 (March 2004)

Postman's Park - Ted Hawkins
Postman's Park was opened in 1880 and comprises the churchyards of St Leonard's Foster Lane, St Botolph Aldersgate and Christchurch Newgate Street. In 1887, the artist G. F. Watts conceived the idea of celebrating the Queen's Golden Jubilee by creating a national memorial to heroic men and women. A wall in Postman's Park was thus dedicated to this cause in 1900.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 22(1) 17-21 (March 2004)

A Place in the Sun - Isobel Watson
Details of a project to index a run of volumes of the Sun Fire Office policy registers at Guildhall Library.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 22(1) 26-27 (March 2004)

Foster vs. Foster: 'A Very Melancholy Case' (Part 2) - Richard Chapman
Continuing the story of the marriage of John and Mary Forster of Egham.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 22(2) 21-26 (June 2004)

West London Local History Conference 13 March 2004
Account of the year's conference on the theme of Victorian and Edwardian West London.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 22(2) 28-32 (June 2004)

Foster vs. Foster: 'A Very Melancholy Case' (Part 3) - Richard Chapman
Conclusion of the story of the marriage of John and Mary Forster of Egham.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 22(3) 11-17 (September 2004)

Relatives Everywhere - Kathy Brooking
Account of how a colleague from Cookham, Berkshire proved to be a cousin - with connections in Sunbury.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 22(3) 18-19 (September 2004)

A Case of Embezzlement - Peter Lee
An incident involving the Countess of Huntingdon's charity 175 years ago. The story can be found in the charity's account book held in the London Metropolitan Archives (Piece DRO/123/083).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 22(3) 21-23 (September 2004)

I'm Glad it's Not Just Me! - Barbara Green
Some discoveries from monumental inscriptions in Heston.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 22(3) 27-28 (September 2004)

Hampton - Bridget Purr
A history of the parish of Hampton.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 22(4) 15-21 (December 2004)

Tracing a Merchant Seaman - Yvonne Masson
An account of a talk given by Chris Watts at our September 2004 meeting.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 22(4) 22-23(December 2004)

All at Sea - Stephen C. Randall
An account of a search for an ancestor born at sea before 1837.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 22(4) 24-25 (December 2004)

Chronicling the Cants - June Lines
Examples of how much care is needed when interpreting records in the context of information provided from within the family.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 22(4) 26-27 (December 2004)

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Members' Lookup page added to Members Area.


Digital copy of journals for 2004 added.


Committee minutes for September added to Members Area.


FFHS Australian Really Useful Leaflet added to Members Forms page.


Memorial Inscriptions of St. Mary's, Twickenham are added.


Meetings page updated.


Give a lift introduced - see Meetings page.

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