West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 27 (2009)

This page provides a summary of the articles which appeared in all four journals of 2009. The complete journals are also available to be viewed online or downloaded:

An Index covering the whole year is also available for view or download.

The Association of William Piers with Sunbury (Part 2) - John Seaman
Short follow-up to the article in the June 2008 issue on a 1670 bequest to Sunbury parish church.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(1) 7 (March 2009)

Beware the Resurrectionists - William Wild
An account of the burial of Martha Wild at Harmondsworth in 1834 which appears to confirm the fear that resurrectionists were targeting the area, suggested in an article in the September 2008 issue.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(1) 8-9 (March 2009)

War Memories - John Oliver
Reminiscences of childhood years in Feltham during World War II.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(1) 10-11 (March 2009)

Agricultural Labourers and Public Records - Philip Sherwood
Examples from the authors researches in Harlington of how the term "Ag.Lab." has been used in documents created by those in authority as a deliberate put-down.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(1) 12-14 (March 2009)

The Place Family - Jane Lewis
Account of the author's Place ancestors in West London and building company built up by her great-grandfather, Walter Henry Place (born 1848).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(1) 14-15 (March 2009)

My Mary Ann? - Janet Hobbs
A newspaper article describing a charge brought against Mary Ann Buss in 1870 for child cruelty, and an account of the author's attempts to verify the identity of the defendant.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(1) 16-18 (March 2009)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson
Notes from three talks given to the Society: Peter Christian on genealogy and the Internet, Maggie Bird on the history and records of the metropolitan police, and Janet Hobbs on Mr Waite and Mr Rose - the history of Waitrose supermarkets.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(1) 19-23 (March 2009)

Wedding Photographs
Name lists for wedding photographs that appeared in local newspapers, 1928-29, compiled by Mavis Sibley.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(1) 27-30 (March 2009)

The Hoover Evacuees: A follow up - Vina Williams (nee Wales)
Short follow-up to the article on Hoover evacuees that appeared in the June 2008 issue.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(2) 12 (June 2009)

Family History: A People's Movement? - Yvonne Masson
Some reflections on the way in which family history research has evolved from an exclusive minority interest to one that is available for all to explore.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(2) 14-16 (June 2009)

Early Closing for Chiswick - Bridget Purr
A newspaper extract from 1897, including lists of tradesmen in Chiswick who supported a plan for half-day closing.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(2) 17-19 (June 2009)

Two Evacuees to Canada - Patricia Williamson
An account of the author's experiences as an evacuee to an aunt in Canada during World War II.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(2) 20-24 (June 2009)

The 1641-2 Protestation Returns for Middlesex
Information about the nature and coverage of this new index of 17th century records, prepared by Brian Page and his helpers.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(2) 25 (June 2009)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson
Notes from three talks given to the Society: Peter Storfer on sex and love in Shakespeare and the Jacobeans, James Wisdom, Chairman of the Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society on the history of fishing in Chiswick, and James Marshall, Local Studies Librarian in Hounslow, on the history of the Bath Road.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(2) 26-30 (June 2009)

West London Local History Conference - Yvonne Masson
Notes from the 2009 conference, entitled People in West London, with summaries of the main presentations.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(2) 31-34 (June 2009)

Hart-Goldhawk Relationship - Pam Dagwell
A discovery that the author's relationship to her gt-gt-grandmother is also that of gt-gt-grand niece.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(3) 5 (September 2009)

A Shepperton Poet - Wendy Mott
Account of the life of Thomas Love Peacock and his wife Margaret, who lived and are buried in Shepperton.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(3) 10-12 (September 2009)

Is Marcia Murray on your Family Tree? - Bridget Purr
Appeal for anyone with family links to Kathleen Mann and Marcia Murray (1896-1991).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(3) 13 (September 2009)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson
Notes from two talks given to the Society: Anne Carter on the Great Exhibition of 1851, and Andrea Cameron on Freemen of the City of London and liverymen of the Staioners' Company.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(3) 14-19 (September 2009)

West Middlesex FHS Website: An Update - Richard Chapman
An account of the re-launch of this website.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(3) 20-23 (September 2009)

The Acton Jubilee Cottage Hospital - Bridget Purr
Short note about this institution, which opened in 1898 as "The Passmore Edwards Acton Jubilee Cottage Hospital, Nursing Institute and Invalid Kitchen", later to become "Acton War Memorial Hospital".
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(3) 23 (September 2009)

Frustration - Valerie Walker
A note on researching without a computer; with an update on the original GRO certificates database.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(3) 24 (September 2009)

Hops at Sunbury - John Seaman
Evidence for the growing of hops in 18th and 19th century Sunbury.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(3) 25 (September 2009)

The Colindale Newspaper Library - Yvonne Masson
Notes from a Society visit to Colindale, with practical information for visitors.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(3) 26-27 (September 2009)

William le Queux, sometime resident of Upper Halliford - John Seaman
Notes on the author, William le Queux, who lived at Sunbury Cottage, Upper Halliford, in the early 20th century.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(3) 30 (September 2009)

Wedding Photographs
Name lists for wedding photographs that appeared in local newspapers, 1929-31, compiled by Mavis Sibley.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(3) 32-35 (September 2009)

What Katie Knew: or What the 1911 Census Did Not Say - Geoffrey Best
An account of the detailed recollections by the author's mother, Katie Bultz, of her early years in Edwardian Shepherds Bush and the local personalities.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(4) 8-12 (December 2009)

Flt. Lt. Alec Elliott - Betty Elliott
The discoveries relating to the service of a relative in the Air Force in the Second World War, from family sources, the internet, and official archives.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(4) 13-15 (December 2009)

Printa Inks Limited - Paul Kershaw
The history of a local company, founded in 1934 in Westbourne Park, and its development through to the present day.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(4) 16-18 (December 2009)

Discovering a Half Cousin - Margaret Watson
A tale of research to uncover the background to an illegitimate birth - and another - which has led to the discovery of a previously unknown half-cousin.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(4) 19-21 (December 2009)

What Monumental Inscriptions Don't Tell Us - Wendy Mott
Research into the tales of lives behind three memorial inscriptions in St Mary's Church, Ealing, relating to the Gulston family in the 17th-19th centuries.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(4) 22-25 (December 2009)

The Sad Story of Emily and Elsie Kinman - Dorothy Bartlett
A family tale of the Kinmans in South Kensington in the early years of the 20th century.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(4) 26-27 (December 2009)

Looking for Jones - June Lines
Tracing common ancestry from Edwin Pratt Jones (1855-1935), born in Turnham Green.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(4) 28-29 (December 2009)

WMFHS Conference: Lateral Thinking
A summary of the presentations given at our conference in September 2009: Michael Gandy on How English Records Work: what there is and what there isn't; Eric Probert on Lesser Known Sources; Meryl Catty and Audrey Gillet on Leave No Stone Unturned; and Stefan Dickers on the Bishopsgate Voices Oral History Project.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(4) 30-34 (December 2009)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson and Muriel Sprott
Notes from three recent meetings: the short talks presented at the Members' Evening in July; Roy Stockdill on Researching from Newspapers (August); George Smith on Child Crime and Punishment in the Victorian Era (September).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 27(4) 35-39 (December 2009)




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