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London and Middlesex / Re: Electoral Registers
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 21:55 BST (UK)  »
Thanks all for the replies, that is all really helpful and interesting!

London and Middlesex / Electoral Registers
« on: Saturday 17 October 20 22:57 BST (UK)  »
I'm researching my 5x GG Joseph Dashwood b1745 Topsham, Devon, d circa 1819 probably in westminster.

For many years he was a watchmaker very close to St. Martins in The Field just off The Strand and in 1788 he was on the jury of a coroners inquest into a suspicious death where he gave his address as being Church Yard, St Martins In The Field.

I've just found an electoral register for the same year where he gives his address as 24 Strutton Ground (roughly 1 mile away). What is interesting is that the next person listed on the register is "The right honourable Lord Sheffield" with the address being given as Downing Street.

I know it doesn't really mean anything but does anyone know how these registers are collated? They don't seem to organised by name or street. The record in question is UK, Poll Books and Electoral Registers, 1538-1893 on slide 346 available on Ancestry.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Find a particular street on a census?
« on: Friday 21 February 20 19:55 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you all, I've managed to find the information I was after now following the great advice on here.

Not strictly genealogy related but...

I grew up in Upper Norwood, London (Crystal Palace) and was always fascinated by it's history. I remember a primary school teacher taking us on a tour of the local area pointing out all the bits of local history from pillar boxes dating back to Queen Victoria to mysterious gates that still stood to long lost houses etc. As a result of this I've always collected anything related to the history of the area and the other day I spotted a glass negative photography of a road sadly much changed for the worse in the 1960's/70's. I bought this image and scanned it, converted it and repaired it but I'm trying to get an idea of the date it was taken.

In terms of the glass negative itself, whilst I am very much into photography my knowledge of formats before roll film is scant at best. The negative itself measures roughly 14cm x 9cm which makes me think it's more 'modern' as I believe some earlier ones were larger and with a different aspect ratio.

To me the womens cloths and that of the children make me think it's c1900 but I've found the Palace Store mentioned in the 1880's.

Any ideas?

Family History Beginners Board / Find a particular street on a census?
« on: Thursday 20 February 20 22:14 GMT (UK)  »
Is there a way to view an entire street on the census returns? I'm trying to find all the residents of Palace Road, Upper Norwood, London on the 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 census returns but I can't find a way of searching for a particular street nor can I work out which district etc Palace Road would have been in to locate manually.

Essex / Odd Parish Record
« on: Wednesday 29 January 20 22:52 GMT (UK)  »
If anyone has a subscription to the ERO I wonder if you might have a look at something and see if you can understand it.

D/P 36/1/3 is the parish record for St Peter Ad Vincula in Coggeshall. It covers:

Baptisms : 1680-1811
Marriages : 1679-1753
Burials : 1683-1811

Images 2 - 16 are of marriages from 1679 - 1753
Images 17 - 94 are baptisms from 1680 - 1811
Images 102 - 207 are burials from 1683 - 1811

Image 210 appears to be a collections of births 1703 - 1704, burials 1702 - 1708
Image 211 appears to be births 1701 - 1703
and so on back to 1695 on image 214
Image 215 appears be more births 1702-1703
Image 216 more births form 1683

Just wondering if anyone knows why these births would be recorded here and not with the rest of the births etc

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Parish Records - Burials - A Child Of
« on: Tuesday 28 January 20 22:10 GMT (UK)  »
Just found this on a website about Scottish records so presumably the same applied to English records
In the case of a stillborn child or one who has not lived long, there is usually no name given at all, for example "a male child", although there may be reference to a parent, for example "a child of David Murray". Occasionally other information is included, for example "a child of John Murray in Hilton, unbaptized"

That is quite staggering as the death rate in just one year, 1700, I count around 100 burials of children listed as "A child of" which considering the population of this town, Coggeshall ,in 2011 was just 4727 would have been considerably smaller in 1700 and this is repeated year on year for several years.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Parish Records - Burials - A Child Of
« on: Tuesday 28 January 20 21:54 GMT (UK)  »
It's just strange because there are literally hundreds of burials attributed to "A child of" and then giving the name of the father.

In tracing one possible ancestor I've noticed that whilst there are a couple of burials attributed to "A child of" there are two that actually specify "A child of Robert Foster still born". Obviously in these tragic circumstances there wouldn't be a baptism but I can't figure out why there are so many "A child of" burials and yet there are also hundreds of 'normal' burials where it's listed as Joe Bloggs son of Henry Bloggs for example.

I completely accept that the mortality rate of young children was high in the late 1600's early 1700's but the numbers listed as "A child of" are way beyond the numbers you could attribute to that.

Essex / Re: Fosters in Coggeshall
« on: Tuesday 28 January 20 14:46 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you both for your replies. Interesting about the will of Martha Barton, I shall definitely look into that as I think I know who that Susan Foster is.

I *think* I've found the baptism for John although the marriage is still lost in time at the moment. I think he was baptised 12/05/1726 to parents John Foster and Christian Pennock and that his grandparents were John Foster and Susannah. This would mean he was 32 when he had his first child which is a little older than I would have expected but it's the only baptism that matches and there also isn't any other marriage to fit the baptisms. I dont think there is any way of knowing for certain but theres nothing else that even closely matches unless the records have been lost

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