West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 32 (2014)

This page provides a summary of the articles which appeared in all four journals of 2014. 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.

Profile - Richard Chapman
Richard profiles his experience researching his own ancestry, and of his several roles within the Society.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(1) 4-5 (March 2014)

Unusual occupations - David Field
David describes some of the varied occupations he has found in his own family tree.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(1) 6-10 (March 2014)

Family History A-Z
Education; Fire Insurance; General Record Office; and Hearth Tax.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(1) 11 (March 2014)

From Twickenham to Tuch Shop in New South Wales - Glynice Smith
Glynis shares her research into uncle Walter Minns, reputed to have married a widow and left for a life in New South Wales.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(1) 12-13 (March 2014)

Model aeroplane flying on Hounslow Heath - John Hancock
John describes his experience in 1945 when he joined many others who were flying their model aeroplanes on Hounslow Heath.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(1) 14-15 (March 2014)

Holiday Accounts - Margaret Watson
Margaret shows her father's accounts of the cost of two family holidays taken in Devon in 1947 and 1951.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(1) 16-17 (March 2014)

They passed through, Part II - Muriel Sprott
Muriel gives a precis of two talks given at a one day conference last September 28th, with focus on the evolution of transport. The first by David Wadley on How Transport in London Developed to Serve the Growing Population; the second by Richard Moules on The Inland Waterways.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(1) 18-21 (March 2014)

Miscellany
Family History Conference 29th - 31st August 2014; S.S. Great Britain; Western Front 1914-1919.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(1) 22 (March 2014)

News from the Archives
Saving Bexley Archives; Talbot Library, Preston; Dudley Archives; The Keep, Brighton; Herefordshire Archives.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(1) 23 (March 2014)

Monthly Talks - Muriel Sprott, Louise Taylor, Yvonne Masson
Notes on the talks given at three recent meetings: Katy Chater on London Adminstrative History (October); Louise Taylor on Poverty and Madness: from Stepney to Colney Hatch (November); The Christmas Social, also Simon and Sylvia Fowler on Traditional Christmas Food (December).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(1) 24-30 (March 2014)

Who do you think you are? 2014 - Muriel Sprott
Feedback from our representatives attending the exhibition at Olympia.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(2) 4 (June 2014)

Virginia Catherine Barlow - A web of connections - Rod Berrieman
Rod reveals the web of connections from the Barlow branch of his family tree.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(2) 5-9 (June 2014)

Stanley Edward Lukyn, MC - John Seaman
John tells the military career and achievements of Stanley Edward Lukyn of Sunbury.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(2) 10-11 (June 2014)

London Hospital's War Memorials - Wendy Mott
Wendy tells of a project to identify those who died in the two world wars in three of London's principal hospitals.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(2) 12-14 (June 2014)

Miscellany
First World War Centenary Quilt; Was your ancestor involved in the Plugstreet Christmas Truce? 2021 Census.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(2) 15 (June 2014)

Middlesex Appeal Tribunal
The National Archives is putting online the records of the Middlesex Appeal Tribunal (men seeking exemption from military service).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(2) 16 (June 2014)

Family History A-Z
In-Laws; Julian Calendar; Kelly's Directories; and London Gazette.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(2) 17 (June 2014)

Annual General Meeting
Reports and the Accounts from the AGM held on 20th March 2014.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(2) 18-24 (June 2014)

News from the Archives
Short news is summarised from several Archives establishments.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(2) 25 (June 2014)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson
Notes on the talks given at three recent meetings: Henry Vivian-Neal on Kensal Green Cemetery and the History of Cemetery Movements (January); Michael Gandy on Quakers (February); Following the AGM the Questors Theatre provided a Reminiscence Roadshow titled 'Down on the Allotment'.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(2) 26-30 (June 2014)

West London Local History Conference, Part 1 - Yvonne Masson
The theme of the conference was Law and Order in West London History. Yvonne provides a precis of two talks: Bob Shoemaker on Old Bailey Online; and Andrea Cameron on Highwaymen of Hounslow Heath.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(2) 32-35 (June 2014)

Pam Morgan - Valerie Walker
Recollections of Pam Morgan, who died on 3rd April, and her contribution to the Society.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(3) 4-5 (September 2014)

My father, Ted - Eileen Small
Eileen tells of her father, Ted Small, including his wounding at Passchendale in 1917.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(3) 5-6 (September 2014)

Grandfather Dearlove a War - Yvonne Masson
Yvonne tells of the contribution to WWI made by her grandfather Duncan Bennett Dearlove.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(3) 7 (September 2014)

We will remember them
WWI contributions of Alfred Langley, a great uncle of Lizzie Carter; John William Watts, brother of Valerie Walker's grandmother; George, Albert and Frank King, also related to Lizzie Carter; and Harry and Doll Selwood, grandparents of Muriel Sprott.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(3) 8-9 (September 2014)

Grandfather's Permit Book - Joan Scrivener
Joan provides copy of what a WWI Permit Book looked like, in this case allowing her grandfather to enter the Port of Newhaven.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(3) 10-11 (September 2014)

A family's grief - Bridget Purr
Bridget's mother Elizabeth Steggall lost three close family members within months of the end of WWI.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(3) 12-13 (September 2014)

Miscellany
London Transport Museum; Berkshire Family History; London Metropolitan Archives; The Imperial War Museum; Who Do You Think You Are; A petition concerning marriage certificates; British Library Newsroom; National Archives.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(3) 14-15 (September 2014)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson
Notes on the talks given at three recent meetings: Kathy Chater on Suicide (April); Keith Whitehouse on Lord Ranelagh, Rake and Volunteer (May); Jonathan Oates on Sources for the Study of Criminal Ancestors and their Victims (June).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(3) 16-23 (September 2014)

West London Local History Conference, Part 2 - Yvonne Masson
The theme of the conference was Law and Order in West London History. Yvonne provides a precis of a talk given by James Marshall under the title 'Dear Boys and Fassy Ole Pots: Feltham's Industrial School and its successors'.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(3) 24-25 (September 2014)

Family History A-Z
Manorial records; Nurse children; Out pensioners; and Parish chest.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(3) 26 (September 2014)

War Memorials in West Middlesex - Edward Dunstall
Edward describes the various types of War Memorial to be found in our area, using several photos.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(4) 4-5 (December 2014)

All Soul's Church, St. Margaret's - Mary Brown
Mary provides details of the war dead and missing, as published by All Souls' church in their Parish Magazine, from November 1914 to March 1917.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(4) 6-7 (December 2014)

Child stealing in Kilburn - Joan Scrivener
While doing research on her family tree Joan comes across a case of child stealing, which occurred in Kilburn in October 1907.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(4) 8-11 (December 2014)

A Sunbury association with India - John Seaman
John finds a number of links in the Bishop family between Calcutta and Sunbury.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(4) 11-12 (December 2014)

The history of the farm of D. J. and J. E. Wild in Cain's Lane, Heathrow - William Wild ed. by Philip Sherwood
It's all in the title. Philip's father was in partnership with the brothers D. J. and J. E. Wild.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(4) 13-15 (December 2014)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson and Bridget Purr
Notes on the talks given at three recent meetings: Members Evening had contributions from Betty Elliott, Muriel Sprott, Kay Dudman, and Margaret Cunnew (July); Toni Davis on World War One: How it changed women's lives (August); Colin Chapman on POW Camps in Britain in the 1914-18 War (September).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(4) 16-23 (December 2014)

Family History A-Z
Quarter days; Removal orders; Ship money; and Tithe maps.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(4) 24 (December 2014)

Miscellany
The Canadian Letters and Image Project; Suffolk Record Office; London Metropolitan Archives; Marriage Certificates; Appeals.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 32(4) 25 (December 2014)




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