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 - jtas

Pages: [1] 2 3
1
Hertfordshire / may florence duke. oxhey.
« on: Wednesday 21 February 18 18:49 GMT (UK)  »
hi everyone,

I am trying to find out about  May Florence Duke born 1899 in walthenstow, baptized in bushey in 1905 and died in 1920. Her name appears on the war memorial but nobody seems to know why. I am going to be doing a village trail around oxhey in June and I would like to be able to commerate her full story as part of the walk. Any information / decendants would be fantastic.

2
Leicestershire / union workhouse, st margarets. leicestershire
« on: Monday 27 July 15 22:47 BST (UK)  »
Hi,

Does anyone know if the workhouse records have survived for the years 1850-1865. Today I received my gt gt grandmother`s birth certificate and it says that she was born in the work house and there is no father`s name. In 1871 her mother has married and living in chipping barnet, she has her baptized and says that Emma`s father was Henry Sparks and she was born in Laude Lodge near Oakham in Rutlandshire. Then when Emma gets married she puts her name as Emma Meadows Sparks. I am hoping that the work house records will give a clue as to whom her father really was, as I cant find a Henry Sparks from Rutlandshire/Leicestershire.

Is there anyone who is related to Emma Sparks that has further information or even photographs of her and her mother Elizabeth Sparks. I think she herself was in the same work house at 10 years old.

I look forward to hearing from you all soon,

Regards,

Jackie.

3
Hertfordshire / bushey during the great war
« on: Saturday 18 July 15 23:17 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone,

The exhibition at the Bushey Academy last August too commerate the start of WW1 has now been put into a book. If you would like to purchase a copy it is available from Bushey Museum that is open Thursday - Sunday, 11-4pm for 11.95 or it can be ordered via the museum`s web site for 15.95(including postage and packing).

This book by Dianne Payne, Coordinator of the Bushey First World War Commemoration Project, is about the men and women of Bushey & Oxhey who served abroad and on the Home Front during The Great War. It includes the 50 panels from the exhibition held at The Bushey Academy in August 2014, a selection of biographies of local servicemen who gave their lives for their country and chapters reflecting on the years before and after the war. With 100 pages and fully illustrated in colour and monochrome, it provides both a souvenir of the exhibition and a colourful and poignant record of the social history of Bushey and Oxhey during the period.

An excellent read as well as a good piece of social history. The autobiographies of the 370 soldiers that names are on the War Memorials in Bushey and Oxhey will be put online later this year on the Bushey during the great war web site.

This book would make a lovely Christmas present, please consider visiting the museum and see what else we have available in our shop.

Regards,

Jackie.

4
Hertfordshire / william augustus ward
« on: Saturday 23 May 15 23:38 BST (UK)  »
Hi Rootchatters, (Please look at my previous posting)

I have just had a big break through with my dad`s side of the family history. maddie if you are still awake, i have just found the link to William Augustus Ward  grandparents on his mother`s side.
 
1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
Great Barlow Street, St Marylebone, Marylebone, London,

First name(s)   Last name   Relationship   Marital status   Gender   Age   Birth year   Occupation   Birth place   
Gus   Landon   Head   Married   Male   42   1849   Coster Monger   Marylebone   
Eliza   Landon   Wife   Married   Female   40   1851   -   Marylebone   
Elizabeth   Landon   Daughter   -   Female   11   1880   Scholar   Marylebone.   

9, Paradise Place, St Marylebone, Marylebone, London, 1901.

First name(s)   Last name   Relationship   Marital status   Gender   Age   Birth year   Occupation   Birth place   
Augustus   Landen   Head   Married   Male   54   1847   Costermonger   London, Middlesex, England   .
Catherine   Landen   Wife   Married   Female   45   1856   -   London, Middlesex, England.
Alfred   Landen   Son   Single   Male   21   1880   Labourer   London, Middlesex, England   
James   Landen   Son   Single   Male   14   1887   -   London, Middlesex, England   .

My grandfather was born at Paradise Place as recorded on his father`s army papers.

I have just purchased some certificates as well. William Ward aged 42 married Jessie Frost  on the 1st February in 1919.He gave his address as 65 Ashworth st, Marylebone and that he was a widower and his father was James Ward.(deceased). The wedding took place in the parish church of Oxhey and that Jessie lived at 7 Roseberry Road , Oxhey. This is strange as the road is actually in Bushey.

I also got William Augustus`s death certificate and that confirmed he was born in london in 1904.

I still cant find the death  date for Elizabeth,. William Augustus`s mother. Also why did William Ward come from London to Bushey to get married?

I now think that James Ward and John Ward, the father of Bridget Dorr(nee ward) who were both General dealers  are brothers and thats why Bridget was a  witness at William`s wedding to Elizabeth Landen.

It is so good to have a break through every now and then. There is still the  problem to solve of where was William, Elizabeth and their first child Bridget in 1901.

Look forward to hearing from you .

Regards,

jackie.

5
Hertfordshire / Idris Green. WW1 soldier.
« on: Tuesday 03 February 15 22:12 GMT (UK)  »
Hi,

I have been researching Idris green who is commerated on the war memorial at Bushey and St james`s. He married Annie Beament in Watford in early 1916 and was killed in November 1918. I have found alot of information about his life, what i am hoping is that someone may have a photograph of him or Annie. She was a servant at 29 Vale Road, Bushey in 1911.I dont think she remarried and i havent found any evidence of a child from him. It would be lovely if one of you rootchatters is a relation of hers and  have some new information about them. His biograhy will be going online later this year as part of the WW1 exhibition that we had last August at the Bushey Academy.

I wait in anticipation of some good news,

Regards,

jackie.

6
Hertfordshire / dr tibbles vi cocoa factory.
« on: Monday 10 February 14 21:15 GMT (UK)  »
Hi,

Does anyone have any information about dr tibbles factory when it became an ammunition factory in the first world war. In the past i have seen two little annuals that were produced annually and given to the workers. Has anyone else ever come across the samething. They had pictures of the young lads that joined up and went off to war. I wonder if there is any documents anywhere that records who worked at the factory.Also was this the same place as delectaland?

Look forward to hearing from you all.

Thanks,

Jackie.

7
Hertfordshire / bushey during the great war
« on: Saturday 08 February 14 15:21 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Everyone,

Here is a date for your diary.

               Bushey during the Great War, A village Remembers.

The exhibition is going to be at the Bushey Academy in Bushey High Street.
Dates 4th August to 24th August.
Please visit our web site to get up to date information about the exhibition and the itinery as well as being able to contribute any family history stories that can be included in the archive section.

www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all at some point within the three weeks.

Jackie. (on behalf of Bushey Museum )

8
Hertfordshire / WW1 commemoration exhibition for Bushey in Hertfordshire.
« on: Saturday 08 February 14 15:19 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Everyone,

Here is a date for your diary.

               Bushey during the Great War, A village Remembers.

The exhibition is going to be at the Bushey Academy in Bushey High Street.
Dates 4th August to 24th August.
Please visit our web site to get up to date information about the exhibition and the itinery as well as being able to contribute any family history stories that can be included in the archive section.

www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all at some point within the three weeks.

Jackie. (on behalf of Bushey Museum )




9
Leicestershire / emma meadow sparks
« on: Sunday 07 October 12 09:34 BST (UK)  »
hi,

Is there anyone with emma meadow sparks  born 1857 in leicestershire in their tree. Her mother was elizabeth spark and by the 1871 census they are living in Hertfordshire and her mother has married a James Gray. By 1881 Emma has married Joseph Farmer my gt,gt,gt grandfather. She passed away in 1937 just a few months after her grand daughter Violet was married to Frederick Hindley.

I think that Emma may have been illigitamate as she has the middle name Meadows. I do know that she was on the 1861 census as a nurse child/ grandchild of George and Ann Hill. Does anyone have any further information that could confirm if they were her grandparents, a marriage for Elizabeth or any other relatives

Thank you, i look forward to reading any replies.

Jackie

Pages: [1] 2 3