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London and Middlesex / Where was Wareham Street< Hoxton?
« on: Thursday 12 March 15 17:42 GMT (UK)  »
My ancestors lived there in 1856.
It was in Shoreditch, St Saviours Parish. I can find references to it online up until 1930s but area has been redeveloped since and so not on current maps.
I have searched all the maps I can find but I have not found it yet.
Does anyone have a more detailed map with index to help me locate?

Occupation Interests / What is Dandy Fishing
« on: Sunday 06 January 13 22:12 GMT (UK)  »
I have found an ancestor on a Dandy Fishing boat in 1881. It was a smallish boat with six hands operating out of Ramsgate in Kent.

I have found various references to Dandy Fishing Vessels but no explanation as to what these were.
Please can anyone explain?

Armed Forces / Possible death in World War One
« on: Wednesday 19 December 12 15:34 GMT (UK)  »

This is a cross reference to an earlier post about an ancestor William Henry Palmer.
He was born in 1879 in Devon and moved to Bristol.
My last record of him is the 1911 census.
I think he died before December 1919.
I wonder if he died overseas in the war.

There are a couple of possible deaths listed on war graves commission and ancestry, no age or birtholace given
How can I check these out?

I would love to sort this out while he still has grandchildren alive who do not know anything about him.

Gloucestershire / Bristol - where were these 19th century streets?
« on: Sunday 02 December 12 23:01 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to identify where a family lived in Bristol at various dates. I am finding it difficult becsue so much of central Bristol has been demolished and redeveloped. I would like to trace on at least the 1902 maps. Hoping to find someone a bit more knowledgeable than me.

1) "Gillams Court" later "Gilhams COurt", St James. - 1841 and 1851 census. Within St Mary Redcliffe area. In census listed  between West Street and Little James Street. Internet sources confirm a poor area hit by 1849 cholera epidemic.

2) Union PLace, St Philips. 1859, 1860. I have found a reference to a Union Place off Picton Lane but this does not look in right area.

3) Wellington COurt. 1861 census. There is a Wellington Court today - a modern block off Ashley Road. But not sure if this is built in same place.

4) Cross Street, St Pauls. 1871 Actually this one is probably Ok. In Census by Penn Street which still exists so know area to look in on old  map. Will leave it here for completeness

5) Water Street, St Pauls. 1881 and 1886. Census near Callowhill Street and Leak Lane. Found reference to Sugarloaf pub in Water Street.

Any help in locating these near present day street so can search old map gratefully received.

Occupation Interests / It looks like "tip polisher"?
« on: Tuesday 20 November 12 14:35 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone know what this occupation is?
It looks like tip or sip polisher..........

Taken from 1871 census. Same occupation in 1881.
Place - St Philip & Jacob area of Bristol
Subsequently became a coal dealer

Canada / Edward Trevelyan - Edmonton 1916
« on: Friday 12 October 12 20:52 BST (UK)  »
I have been tracking family members during world war one.
Intrigued to find Edward Trevelyan joining Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in Edmonton in March 1916.
(per enlistment paper on Ancestry)

Edward was born in Sampford Arundel, Somerset England in 1884,
In 1911 he was working as a carpenter and living in Wellington, Somerset.

The enlistment paper is definitely his, as it gives his mothers address in Wellington - although he gives his date of birth as 1886 which is surprising as it was registered in 1884 (could be Ancestry or BMD transcription error).
It gives address of 326 4th Streeet edmonton and says he was working as a book keeper.

I have not found his passage to Canada and not sure how long he stayed there or whether he settled there permanently.

How can I check out what happened to him?

South Africa / Burial Cape Town 1880
« on: Friday 12 October 12 16:37 BST (UK)  »
I have a possible famiily member who died on SS Melrose in  Cape Town in January 1880.
Info obtained from London National Archives register of deaths on ships.
Name given is A Bishop

If it is my man he was born in 1850 in Somerset England and was a crew member on the Melrose.
I need to find further info to confirm this, and wondered if I could trace a burial in cape town.
Not sure how to go about this.

Link to associated posting on rootschat;topicseen#new

Occupation Interests / Checking death at sea
« on: Friday 12 October 12 12:06 BST (UK)  »
I am following up a family member who served in the English Navy between 1868 and 1878. Subsequently I cannot trace him except for possible death on ship in Cape Town in 1880 and wondering how to check this out.

Details are:
Albert Bishop. Born 1850 Wellington, SOmerset.
Enlisted 30/4/1865 (per NA ADM 188/6/236)
Served ten years 16/6/1868 to 1878 (perNA  ADM 139/733/3) - on ships Agincourt, Oal and Shah.

I cannot trace him after this.

There is a possible death (per findmypast site) of an A Bishop on SS Melrose in Cape Town in 1880.
Wonder if he became merchant seaman after he left navy and this is him.
CAnnot find anything online about this Melrose and not sure best way of checking this out.


Armed Forces / What army unit was at Pembroke dock in 1861
« on: Thursday 11 October 12 13:55 BST (UK)  »
I have found a family member who was a soldier in 1861.
His address was
Hut Barracks, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire
Census ref is RG 9/4158
Census consists of 1044 names and a covering sheet for this location but no indication of what army unit this was.
How do I find out?

I have not found him in other online resources or in 1871 or 1881 census so he could have been abroad.
His name was Joseph Bishop and he was born in Wellington, Somerset in 1845.
He was buried in Wellington in 1886

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