Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - mamor

Pages: [1] 2 3
Essex / Norland House
« on: Thursday 08 February 18 17:50 GMT (UK)  »

The 1851 census shows my 3rd gt grandmother (Susan Brown nee Hallsey)'s birthplace as Norland House, Essex.

I can't find any mention of this place on the internet, I just wondered if anyone was familiar with the place name at all?  She married in 1843 in Orsett before moving to Kent.  I would like to find a birth for her.

Many thanks


Sussex / Thomas Whiting born Handcross
« on: Thursday 27 April 17 16:51 BST (UK)  »
I'm trying to establish the parents of Thomas Whiting (sometimes spelled Whiteing).

The 1851,61 & 71 census's all indicate that he was born 1803/04 in Handcross.  The 1881 census shows him as being born in Brighton.

He may have been a non-conformist, I'm not sure.  I have been unable to find a baptism for him online and don't have much experience researching Sussex records.

Many thanks in advance for any help.  :)


Kent / Sittingbourne Electroral Rolls/Registers
« on: Sunday 14 June 15 16:10 BST (UK)  »

Hoping someone on here may have access to Sittingbourne Electroral Rolls for 1971.

I'm looking for a Geoffrey Mullard or any other Mullard will do!

Many thanks

Monique :-)

Dublin / Mary Daley nee Douthitt
« on: Thursday 23 April 15 16:12 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for information on my 3x Gt Grandmother.  This is what I know:-

Mary Dalley married John McDonald 14 August 1859 at All Saints Church, Paddington.  Mary was widowed, her father was John Douthitt, a Tailor and she lived at 5 Church Place.

In 1868 when her daughter Johanna McDonald was born, Mary's name was given as Mary MacDonald, late Daly, formerly Douthitt.

In 1871, Mary, her husband John McDonald and family lived at 12 Barrett's Court, Marylebone.  Her year of birth would be 1826 and place of birth is Dublin.

Mary's husband John McDonald had a daughter from his first marriage born in Limerick.  He was a Mason born in Marylebone.

I have been unable to trace Mary and John after 1871 census and would really like to find Mary's baptism record, or any other record of her prior to her marriage in 1859 if anyone is able to help at all.

Many thanks :-)

Sussex / George Millard
« on: Monday 30 March 15 15:28 BST (UK)  »

Just wondering if anyone has access to Sussex baptism records.  I am interested in knowing the occupation of George Millard's father John Millard.  George was baptised 1 Jan 1815 in Wisborough Green, Sussex, mother is Jane.  (Ancestry doesn't have the actual image).

I am basically trying to see if he is connected to John Millard baptised in Bramley, Surrey in 1816 - son of John and Jane as I can find no other trace of the family in Bramley.  John's father John was a Canalman.

Many thanks in advance for any help :-)

Surrey / Bramley Baptism
« on: Thursday 19 March 15 12:22 GMT (UK)  »

I am looking for the baptism of John Millard.  He spent his married life in Wiltshire, serving for 30 years as a Police Constable.  Census returns consistantly show that he was born around 1816 in Bramley, Guildford.  I have been unable to find his baptism on Ancestry or Find My Past so any help would be great.

Many thanks in advance


Berkshire / Prison in Berkshire
« on: Tuesday 11 November 14 21:01 GMT (UK)  »
I have to ancestors who at different times were both sentenced to one month in Prison.  The first was a 13 year old girl in 1847, she was sentenced to one months imprisonment in Reading Court.  The second was a widow and mother called in 1916, she was sentenced to one months imprisonment with hard labour in Newbury Court.

My question is, would they both have been sent to Reading Gaol, and if so do any records exist for these dates to anyone's knowledge? I have seen a site that has mugshots, but it doesn't cover these dates. 

Berkshire Record's Office don't have information for 1847 but I haven't asked them about 1916 yet as I have only just discovered this story.

Many thanks

Monique :-)

London and Middlesex / French Polishers in London
« on: Friday 05 September 14 09:35 BST (UK)  »

I have one line in my family (name is Collins) where there were generations of French Polishers.

Are there any records specific to this occupation, or an association etc. I can't find anything.

Many thanks

M Amor

London and Middlesex / Highgate Hill
« on: Tuesday 21 January 14 14:32 GMT (UK)  »

I have a William Rolls on my tree - he was the reputed father of my 5x Great Grandmother who was born in St Mary's Workhouse, Islington.

In 1833 he is shown as living at Goswell Street, working for Mr Reeds.

In 1835, he is shown as living at Highgate Hill in Bartholomew Hospital.

Does anyone know anything about the above two places?  He didn't pay maintenance for his daughter and I wondered if it was because he was a pauper or ill.

The info on the Workhouse website refers to later dates than the ones I am looking for:-

Highgate Hill Infirmary
In the 1890s, Islington Union developed a workhouse infirmary at a site on Highgate Hill, already occupied by the Highgate Smallpox and Vaccination Hospital. This hospital had been erected in 1848-50 as a replacement for an earlier smallpox hospital near Battle Bridge in St Pancras which was demolished as part of the King's Cross station development by the Great Northern Railway.

Also, does anyone know of a workhouse museum anywhere in London that I could visit? 

...And one more question - I am unable to trace the illegitimate daughter between her baptism record in 1833 and her possibly living in Reading in 1846.  I have tried all the Poor Law records on Ancestry - any ideas on how I could find out how she ended up in Reading would be appreciated (no trace of her on 1841 census).  BTW her name was Rosanna Drew.

Many thanks

Monique :-)

Pages: [1] 2 3