West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 29 (2011)

This page provides a summary of the articles which appeared in all four journals of 2011. 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.

Beginning Your Family History, Part III - June Watkins
Useful guidance and warnings about the potential for variations in recorded spellings of names in original documents used for research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(1) 5 (March 2011)

How we finally discovered Rebecca Plowman - William Wild
The search for the origins of Rebecca Plowman, whose marriage to Thomas Weekly of Harmondsworth in 1808 led to his missing out on his inheritance of the family property.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(1) 7-9 (March 2011)

The Durham Tiger from Hammersmith - Steve Mason
A story of Major Charles Gibbens (1889-1951) and his service with the Durham Light Infantry in the First World War that earned him a DSO, MC and bar and DCM.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(1) 10-13 (March 2011)

The Jordan Family of Stanwell - Richard Scott
The history of eight generations of the Jordan family in Stanwell, from the first known Edmund Jordan who married in about 1644.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(1) 14-16 (March 2011)

Guild for Young People - Holy Trinity Church, Chelsea - Robin Hoare
A name list from the parish magazine of Holy Trinity, Chelsea, published in 1901.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(1) 17 (March 2011)

Lendy, A Sunbury Family - John Seaman
An account of soldier and later military tutor Auguste Lendy (born 1825) and his family in Lower Sunbury in the second half of the nineteenth century.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(1) 18-19 (March 2011)

A Wonderful Piece of History - Margaret Watson
The birthday book of Jane Woodruff (later Tilbury), born in Hayes in 1844, and the many details of her life and family that are recorded in it.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(1) 21-22 (March 2011)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson
Notes on the talks given at three recent meetings: Mark Curthoys on The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (October); Meryl Catty on Mrs Goodwin's Little Book (November); Jeanne Bunting on The Wrong Trousers (December).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(1) 23-27 (March 2011)

Munitions Factory in Acton - Brian Page
Newspaper report of the funeral of Dorothy Crowther, who died in an explosion that took place at an Acton munitions factory in 1918.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(1) 35 (March 2011)

Mid 19th Century Harlington from Public Records - Philip Sherwood
An account of the tithe apportionment for Harlington and its value in understanding the make-up of Harlington around 1840. The article also includes details of a local scandal sheet in circulation at the time, which made a particular target of the Tithe Surveyor and Census Enumerator, Charles Newman.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(2) 6-11 (June 2011)

Graham Gardens, Hanwell - Janet Hobbs
A note on the author's Nixey ancestors in Hanwell and how she proved that Graham Gardens and Framfield Road were the same address.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(2) 12-13 (June 2011)

Kitchen Equipment in 1907 - Margaret Watson
An example of an invoice for kitchen equipment from 1907, received in a collection of family papers.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(2) 13 (June 2011)

Jane and William Faden - John Seaman
Notes on William Faden, of Charing Cross and Shepperton, engraver and publisher of maps, and his wife Jane, who are commemorated in St Nicholas Church, Shepperton.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(2) 14 (June 2011)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson
Notes on the talks given at two recent meetings: Chris Watts on Follow that lead - from Census to Google (January); Nicolas Ridley on Godfrey's Ghost (February).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(2) 21-24 (June 2011)

West London Local History Conference 2011 - Yvonne Masson
Notes from the 2011 conference, entitled Scientists and Innovators in West London History, with summaries of the main presentations.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(2) 25-29 (June 2011)

Beginning Your Family History, Part IV - June Watkins
A useful list of abbreviations commonly used in family history.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(2) 36 (June 2011)

James Read, a Veteran of Waterloo - Philip Sherwood
An account of the search to confirm a family tradition that the author's ancestor, James Read, had served and been wounded at the Battle of Waterloo.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(3) 4-7 (September 2011)

Memorial Plaque Factory, Acton - David Knights
Background to the manufacture of memorial plaques for the next of kin of those lost in the First World War. These were first produced in the buildings of Acton Brwewery in 1919, later transferring to Woolwich.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(3) 8-9 (September 2011)

Alice Rachel Field (Roper) - Patricia Acock
Brief account of the life of Alice Rachel Field (1868-1953) of Old Brentford and later Hammersmith.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(3) 10 (September 2011)

R.S.W.A. Alderson - A Clerical Career - Richard Alderson
Brief account of the life of Richard Wiliam Spithead Arnold Alderson (1821-1892), sometime curate of Harlington, army chaplain and later prison chaplain in Western Australia.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(3) 11 (September 2011)

Lendy, A Sunbury Family, Part 2 - John Seaman
Continuation of the story of Auguste Lendy (1825-1889), begun in the March 2011 issue. This item focuses on the Institution for Practical Military Education At Sunbury House and Lendy's life in Sunbury.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(3) 12-15 (September 2011)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson
Notes on the talks given at three recent meetings: Michael Pritchard on My Ancestor was a Photographer (April); John Sheaf on The River Thames and Riverside Homes from Hampton Court to Hampton, Flintstone to Modern Day (May); Paul Blake on The India Office Library.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(3) 16-23 (September 2011)

Newspaper Notices, 1928 - Mavis Sibley
Details of names mentioned in local newspapers from 1928.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(3) 24 (September 2011)

An Appeal for Help from South London, 1901 - Robin Hoare
An appeal published in the parish magazine of Holy Trinity, Chelsea, relating to charitable work in Rotherhithe.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(3) 28 (September 2011)

Beginning Your Family History, Part V - Bridget Purr
A useful list of the Chapman county codes for the British Isles.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(3) 32 (September 2011)

Lendy, A Sunbury Family, Part 3 - John Seaman
Details of the lives and miltary careers of Charles Frederick Lendy (1863-1894) and his brother Edward.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(4) 5-7 (December 2011)

Family Accounts - Margaret Watson
Further to the item in the March 2011 issue, this item looks at examples of household accounts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(4) 8-11 (December 2011)

Joseph Blick, Jobmaster - David Knights
An account of life of Joseph Blick, jobmaster, of Acton and the festivities accompanying the opening of the Acton Fire Station in 1899.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(4) 12-16 (December 2011)

Beginning Your Family History, Part VI - Bridget Purr
Notes on some important dates for family historians, relating to the recording of births and baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(4) 17 (December 2011)

Hatched, Matched and Despatched - Muriel Sprott
Notes from our 2011 conference with summaries of the presentations by Ian Waller, John Caldecott and Dawn Trigg and Ian Smith.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(4) 20-22 (December 2011)

Visit to the Guildhall Library - Yvonne Masson
A note on a recent society visit to the Guildhall Library, along with details of the main sets of records to be found there.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(4) 24-25 (December 2011)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson, Bridget Purr
Notes on the talks given at three recent meetings: David Ayling on The War Graves Photographic Project (July); Ian Waller on Upstairs, Downstairs (August); Meryl Catty on The Promiscuous Letters (September).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 29(4) 26-31 (December 2011)




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