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The Old Siege House, Colchester, Essex.

I am trying to find some good, detailed information regarding this building in Colchester, Essex located at 75 East Street. I have contacted local libraries and also record office which has only given me brief tourist information and also...

Oct 29, 2013 09:34:54   LauraMullin   Replies: 0 Question closed

Fate of "gifts in perpetuity" to Church of England

I often see carved panels in churches talking about a gift of money from someone, which was supposed to be invested and the interest distributed to the "poor of this parish" in perpetuity...

Aug 9, 2013 18:31:08   davispeccoud   Replies: 1 Question closed

Export of pauper/orphaned children 1618

Where would details of the earliest "child migrants"scheme be recorded, shipped from London to Virginia circa 1618, as referred to in recent books

Jun 23, 2013 06:22:51   jules63   Replies: 1 Question closed

Scottish Language

I'm currently reading the Scottish State Papers, 16th Century, but need help with some of the language. Does anyone know a good Scottish dictionary that would be helpful, especially for the 16th Century

Jun 21, 2013 14:59:31   karenechaney   Replies: 0 Question closed

Coal Porters in England

I noticed that from 1806, a salary was paid directly to the servant who was designated Lamp Lighter and Coal Porter. British History Online has the dates going up to 1854. I want to know, would someone working as a Coal Porter, still have got...

Jun 17, 2013 13:12:30   avacuppa   Replies: 0 Question closed


What does the date 2d of Richard III mean and is there a conversion table for this date format?

May 17, 2013 15:41:54   edwardcockett   Replies: 1 Question closed

Ebenezer Chapel Colchester

There is an old chapel in Nunns Road in Colchester called Ebenezer Chapel. I have found out some good information about it from this site, but there is one thing that still puzzles me about the building. On the front there are 3 inscriptions set...

May 14, 2013 10:25:25   ozric42   Replies: 0 Question closed

medieval law

I am reading the rolls of the London Eyre 1244 and the courts' decisions often include the phrase "...and the neighbours attached for the crime". What is meant by 'attached for' in this context

May 4, 2013 13:10:10   Jan1   Replies: 0 Question closed

Torriano (Avenue or Cottages)

Torriano Avenue in London's Kentish Town was so-named in 1848. Where does the name originate?

Apr 10, 2013 16:06:29   Sureepia   Replies: 2 Question closed

Medieval Guild Halls

What was the function of the Guildhall, other than the annual feast, and induction of new members? Did it have a social or informal function?

Mar 26, 2013 18:32:03   biggles231   Replies: 0 Question closed

Who was the first person to call Alfred the Great 'Great'?

In his recent biography, Justin Pollard states that it was a 16th C historian, without citing the source, or reference (Pollard, 2005, p303). Would anyone be kind enough to help verify this

Mar 11, 2013 11:33:25   LeonConrad   Replies: 0 Question closed

Staffs Lay Subsidy, 1327

Where can I find a conversion table for the amounts?

Feb 11, 2013 15:48:09   cgs100   Replies: 1 Question closed

Tugboat Masters

How do I trace my any record of my grandfather's time as a Tugboat Master in Hartlepool between 1920 1940?

Dec 14, 2012 14:41:30   melanie6   Replies: 0 Question closed


I wonder if someone might be able to assist me? If in the Eighteenth Century a staymaker needed to undergo an apprenticeship, then would there have been a guild for master staymakers? I have searched the web to no avail and the Merchant Taylors and...

Dec 4, 2012 20:50:12   dcorney   Replies: 0 Question closed

Three Hammers, East Springfield 1655

Do anyone know of this tavern/billet for Parliamentary soldiers? The baptism register of St Botolph Aldgate says the couple(my ancestors) stayed there for 7 months...

Nov 16, 2012 11:21:28   jules63   Replies: 0 Question closed

Peasants' Revolt

Does anyone know the location in modern day Mile End where Tyler and his men met Richard II?

Oct 25, 2012 13:31:17   Jan1   Replies: 0 Question closed

To whom did Charles Dickens sell the lease of Tavistock House?

British History Online says that Charles Dickens sold the lease of Tavistock House to William Spencer Johnson and William Bush, but at least certain biographies of Dickens that mention the sale say that he sold it to James Davis.Who is right

Oct 22, 2012 05:00:21   doved-leyzer   Replies: 0 Question closed

Girls remand home in Blackley, Manchester, 1960s

Does anyone know of a remand type home for girls, (most probably run by nuns) in Blackley, Manchester in 1967 or 1968?

Oct 21, 2012 19:50:17   anniebee   Replies: 1 Question closed

Information on George Charles Barwell

Hi, I am doing some research on RAF Squadron Leader George Charles Lucky Barwell. I recently received information from RAF Museum that said he attended the following schools, and was wondering if anyone had information, birth, death, pics obituary,...

Oct 8, 2012 20:21:35   Vinman   Replies: 0 Question closed

NJ-NY Boundary Line

How did the Royal Commissioners of the London Board of Trade establish the end points of the northern border of New Jersey in the year 1769 ? i.e. How did they determine the latitudes of that border-line's intersections witht the Delaware and...

Oct 2, 2012 18:07:09   bburns48   Replies: 0 Question closed

All Saints Church Wretton Norfolk

When was the north door filled in?

Aug 29, 2012 13:54:25   pangleh   Replies: 0 Question closed

Blackwall Tunnel

Can you tell me where I can find out information on the following: - What sort of compensation were injured workers given during the construction of the tunnel...

Aug 11, 2012 12:04:38     Replies: 1 Question closed

Black Brook RC Chapel, St helens

Does anyone have any infomation on the Black Brook Roman Catholic Chapel, in Prescot Lancashire, I have heard it be referred to as in Parr, Prescot and St Helens...

Jun 26, 2012 18:13:07   jodyjanet   Replies: 0 Question closed

18th Century Secretary of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs

I am looking for biographical info, such as dates and places of birth and death, and parents' names, for Edward Stanley, Esq. This Edward Stanley was NOT the Earl of Derby, but was a civil servant and reputedly a "cousin" of the 11th Earl....

Jun 25, 2012 19:18:13   AlexMazz   Replies: 0 Question closed

the tower of london

When did work begin on the Tower of London?

Jun 5, 2012 01:48:42   ahadali   Replies: 0 Question closed

St Andrews Church, Over Hulton, Bolton

I am doing some research of the history for this church for an anniversary celebration later this year. Does anyone have any details relating to its history and developments since its initial foundation in 1887

May 13, 2012 16:25:25   keithgo   Replies: 0 Question closed

Sydney House Chiswick

Ancestor was a gardener there in 1853 Can any one tell me who lived there then and are there any drawings of the house?itself I know it was demolished about 1904

Apr 29, 2012 14:25:00   Joycew   Replies: 0 Question closed

Sir Smith Child

I am trying to locate the site for the Industrial School for Girls Sir Smith Child established at Wissage in 1887.

Apr 25, 2012 17:32:36   bolex8   Replies: 1 Question closed

Church in Earith

Can anyone tell me if there was a church in Earith, Huntingdonshire? I know there was a chapel, which is now a home, but I cannot find the location of a church, however, we do have a Church Pond on Colne Road which would indicate there was an actual...

Apr 25, 2012 10:34:18   wendyO   Replies: 1 Question closed

Wood Street

Kevenhuller Skinner's address is given as being "at the corner of Bedford Berry in Wood-street". This is in Old Bailey Proceedings: Accounts of Criminal Trials, 17th February 1773. As Kevenhuller was an ancestor of mine I went to...

Feb 26, 2012 04:34:19   dcorney   Replies: 1 Question closed

Are there letters/diaries of Capt William Preston RN, d.1851.

Does anyone know of bigraphical material, letters/diaries of William Preston, onetime owner of Borde Hill, Sussex, who married Hamilla Mary Mangles in 1833

Jan 27, 2012 02:48:04   kevinprestwood   Replies: 0 Question closed

16th Century Legislation

I am currently writing a dissertation and am in need of a large amount of legislation dating from 1509 - 1601. I have all the abbreviated listings of the acts that I want to search through, but cant seem to find them anywhere. If anyone could point...

Jan 23, 2012 13:14:11   SallyButler   Replies: 2 Question closed

Letters by John, Duke of Bedford

I wonder whether there are any letters by John about Joan of Arc and his sister, Philippa, queen of Denmark

Jan 17, 2012 08:47:50   Martinus   Replies: 0 Question closed

Medieval harvesting

I know that in most areas of England that strip cultivating occured; the peasants had strips spread around the fields and assisted each other in sowing and reaping...

Jan 5, 2012 21:57:36   gedkav   Replies: 0 Question closed


I am trying to discover the meaning of the S's which make up the Lancastrian livery collar widely given to retainers of Henry IV and Henry V - my enquiries to both the Duchy of Lancaster and the College of Arms have produced no definitive...

Dec 9, 2011 12:57:32   Jan1   Replies: 2 Question closed

History of Jacob's Island, Bermondsey

Where would I be able to research the origin of the name of Jacob's Island?

Nov 30, 2011 08:32:29   Replies: 0 Question closed

Lancashire history

Where can I find records of Rent Rolls of tenant farmers from the Bolton Le Moors area, on the plan of The Lordship of Bradshaw?

Nov 2, 2011 05:19:05   Shonna   Replies: 0 Question closed

Tenants of Corney House

I would like to know if it is known who lived in Corney House, Chiswick between 1762 and 1785? John Towneley was the rate payer from 1762, but who actually lived there? I believe other Towneley family members also lived there...

Nov 1, 2011 22:38:49   TownleyFullam   Replies: 0 Question closed

Inquisitions post mortem

How many Calendars of Inquisitions Post Mortem can I view online? I know has quite a number but the series is not complete. Does anyone know where can I find the rest, if any?

Oct 28, 2011 14:56:17   nvaneek   Replies: 0 Question closed

John Ender, Woodstock

I have discovered that John Ender of Woodstock is my 4th great uncle. How can I find out more about him, and why he left money to the school?

Oct 11, 2011 02:46:56   loopylu   Replies: 0 Question closed

George, Sir Bonham

I would appreciate assistance in accessing information regarding Sir George Bonham, his ancestors and descendants. I found one mention of him buying Stanway Hall in one article, but I do not know how to explore the material further. I would be...

Oct 11, 2011 01:56:47   rgteeter1   Replies: 0 Question closed

Historical population data

Where can I get hold of historical population information of a village called Horam/Horeham in Sussex?

Oct 10, 2011 14:05:37   bensalvage   Replies: 1 Question closed

Cornwall Road, Lambeth UK

Have been trying to find out what was built on 29 Cornwall Road, Lambeth in 1851. At the moment it is a pub, namely the White Hart Pub, and I would love to know if it was a pub then or residential.

Oct 6, 2011 05:40:27   diclifton   Replies: 0 Question closed

What is a herryot?

The reference is as follows "Davyes of Shotwick came about his herryot"

Aug 30, 2011 13:45:15   wirraljohn   Replies: 0 Question closed

23-24 Prince's Gate

I am a writer researching the history of 23-24 Prince's Gate in London SW7. How may I find out the names of all the owners from 1851 through the present

Aug 22, 2011 17:47:18   lauralittleford   Replies: 0 Question closed

Old Barracks in Cardiff

No.1. Does anyone have information of the Barracks that were situated at the rear of the west side of Charles St and at the rear of Marks and Spencers Queen St,Cardiff, there is an existing address there of Barrack/s Lane. No.2. The same question...

Aug 22, 2011 15:30:08   Johnz825   Replies: 0 Question closed


This seems to be a place name which occurs in the Yarmouth customs records for 1435/6. Where is it?

Aug 22, 2011 12:14:29   RichardM   Replies: 0 Question closed

Meaning of Latin text

My Latin is rusty to say the least and I'm trying to find out what the next line says "Georgius Culpin filius Henrici Culpin de Ketton in Com Rutland pastor ovium po: se appren will...

Aug 8, 2011 19:01:46   elluhn1   Replies: 3 Question closed

Coram Rege

I am currently researching a 1387 murder of an Andrew Wauton, by his wife, Elizabeth (Nee Daubeney). I have found a reference to it, in A History of the County of Hampshire, Vol. 3, on this website, with the following footnote: Coram Rege R East...

Aug 6, 2011 16:17:56   suelwinch   Replies: 2 Question closed

hospital in St Albans

Was there ever a The Hospital, Holywell Hill St Albans, Hertfordshire? I have not been able to find any referance to this hopsital. Appreciate your comments Thank you.

Jul 30, 2011 12:23:34   lizchapman   Replies: 2 Question closed

Add. R. ?

In the article on Petersfield ( there are several references beginning with “Add. R.”, such as Add. R. 27679, Add. R. 26871 and Add. R. 27679. I assume the “R.” stands for “rotulet.” Is...

Jun 25, 2011 20:52:35   cwterrill   Replies: 0 Question closed

British Peerage, death of peer while wife is pregnant

I'm trying to find any court documents or legal standing for a dispute in the death of a peer, when it later becomes known the wife is pregnant. Specifially during the early 19th century. Is the title awarded to the next heir and then reverted to...

Jun 10, 2011 05:07:48   ElizaLloyd   Replies: 0 Question closed

Pronunciation of Kilwardby

Hello, I've tried unsuccessfully to find out the pronunciation of Robert Kilwardby's last name. If anyone could point me to a trusted source for this information, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

Jun 2, 2011 15:48:00   MarkB123   Replies: 0 Question closed

parish records

Where can I access Kirkburton Parish Register, volume 2?

May 30, 2011 09:55:18   carlstocks   Replies: 0 Question closed

old Salvation Army offices

My great grandmother had my grandmother in a Salvation Army Mother and Baby Home in 1907. This was in Hackney. But before all this happened she went to an office in Hampstead about her problem. Does anyone know the location of this office or if it...

May 19, 2011 23:13:38   Replies: 1 Question closed

Clarke button manufacturer Drury Lane

Herbert CLARKE, Gentleman, of Uxbridge, died 13 July 1808, leaving an estate valued at 10,000 pounds. His former home was 55 Drury Lane, London, and his former occupation was button manufacturer. His wife (d.1807) was Elizabeth PUTNAM, believed to...

May 17, 2011 06:59:46   Jane_Elderfield   Replies: 0 Question closed

John Walsh FRS, Died 1795 at home in Chesterfield Street, Westminster

The houses in the street appear to date from this period. Does anyone know in which house John Walsh lived?

May 11, 2011 11:12:37   architeuthis   Replies: 0 Question closed

Thomas Cochrane and Asphalt Paving

The naval hero was also an inventor and he is said to have tried paving a street in Westminster with asphalt around 1850. Does anyone know to which street it was applied

May 11, 2011 11:04:22   architeuthis   Replies: 0 Question closed

Stockton on Tees

Hi, I'm in the process of doing my family tree and I have noticed that in Stockton on Tees, Cleveland there is a street name which is called Paxton Close...

Apr 12, 2011 22:55:13   tillyann   Replies: 0 Question closed

Epidemics in early 18th C Wiltshire

Is there any record of an epidemic in the Devizes region in 1701-1702? Three of my ancestors appear to have died within a month or two of each other in Devizes Southbroom in 1701-2

Mar 31, 2011 13:18:01   sabaris   Replies: 0 Question closed

Home Hospital, 10 Dean Street, Westminster

I'm trying to find out any information about Home Hospital which existed between circ 1880 and 1910 at 10 Dean Street, Westminster. My grandfather died there and I should like to know what sort of hospital it was, who administered it etc. Can...

Mar 12, 2011 09:55:28   mikecrofts   Replies: 0 Question closed

Poor rate

I am trying to find out what was the rate of the tax called “Poor rate” in Fulham, or generally in London, or Middlesex, in the years 1615-1630. I have read in one of Charles Feret's books that it was 3d in the pound, but find confirmation nowhere....

Mar 4, 2011 14:38:09   Annalisa25   Replies: 0 Question closed

Applegath Family London

Are you sure that Augustus Joseph Applegath's family name has the spelling with an 'R'. To my knowledge there is no 'R'. See web sites East India Company Ships and Augustus his son the printing press inventor.

Mar 1, 2011 18:10:56   peterfoulsahm   Replies: 0 Question closed

Gossey Lane School

Can anybody tell me what was on this site before the school was built, and what year the school was built?

Feb 26, 2011 21:37:51   donnalocke   Replies: 0 Question closed

What sort of conflict took place at St. Michael's, Coventry, in 1246?

I am translating a work of John Selden from 1650, in which he quotes a letter of Henry III to the Viscount of Warwick which discusses an incident at Coventry, where what he calls a "vis laica" apparently tried to take control of the church...

Feb 20, 2011 10:50:30   pwyetzner   Replies: 0 Question closed

Angell Estate

Where is Sir William Whiteway buried?

Feb 18, 2011 23:40:04   AngellAllery   Replies: 0 Question closed

What is the modern-day name of what was known in the 1500-1600's as Parham, Somerset, England?

I have several ancestors that are reported to be from Parham, Somerset, England (circa 1500-1600). I have only been able to find records of a Parham in Suffolk, England. Is there a source that would help me pinpoint the location and learn the...

Feb 14, 2011 05:00:19   relative2whom   Replies: 1 Question closed


Is there a list of men granted knighthood in the reign of James I?

Feb 13, 2011 23:16:48   arnebeck   Replies: 0 Question closed

State Opening of Parliament and Latin/English

1) When was the first State Opening of Parliament; is it accessible? When was the first State Opening of Parliament given in English? 2) When did Parliament shift from Latin to English? I believe 1580 but would love a confirmation 3) Was there...

Feb 13, 2011 21:24:54   enceladus   Replies: 0 Question closed

Charles Edmund Peczenick, architect

Can anyone please give any information on the abovenamed architect?

Feb 11, 2011 15:00:20   billcookie15   Replies: 0 Question closed

Photographs of Kingsbury Mill

Where can I find photographs of Kings Mill (Hemlingford Hundred)?

Feb 11, 2011 14:06:35   DawnEvans   Replies: 0 Question closed

St Mary Newington Old Church

"being, in the words of an early 19th century writer "a protuberance obtruding on the highway," and in 1876 it was pulled down so that a much-needed widening of Newington Butts could be made...

Jan 31, 2011 03:31:11   anngordonau   Replies: 0 Question closed

Willenhall West Midland cholera epidemics

Where are these stones and graves gone now due to a supermarket being built on the cholera grounds?

Jan 27, 2011 19:30:05   superchip   Replies: 0 Question closed

How can I buy a map from British History Online?

how do buy map

Jan 19, 2011 15:03:22   mikesubscan   Replies: 1 Question closed

Ashton and Mander Makers

What would be the best source to determine when Aston and Manders did business at the 25 Old Compton St, Soho London address?

Jan 17, 2011 20:15:13   cowling   Replies: 0 Question closed


Re a watercolour entitled; Tysoe by E.M. Garack. I am looking for any information.

Dec 28, 2010 16:53:11   tofferm   Replies: 0 Question closed

Dagenham construction railway

I'm trying to find the route that the construction railway used while building the Becontree Estate in the 1920's. Does anyone know if it's possible to find this out, where I might be able to get the information maybe

Dec 27, 2010 14:13:03   LawrenceK   Replies: 1 Question closed

Historical Information on Fulbrook, near Burford

I am looking for any historical information on Fulbrook, near Burford in Oxfordshire. How did it get its name, is there a well-known family that originally held the property, etc. I would appreciate any help on this. In advance, thank you very much...

Dec 6, 2010 18:32:45   sreckler   Replies: 0 Question closed

Haveringwell House

I have in my possession an original counterpart lease dated 23 December 1899 between Mrs Elizabeth Thomas Watson Strugnell and Mr. Alfred Barber for Haveringwell House, Hornchurch, Essex. The lease is for a period of 18 1/2 years at a rental of One...

Dec 1, 2010 13:30:02   LizGraham   Replies: 0 Question closed

Parkhurst Senior Boys School

My late father and his brother attended Parkhurst Senior Boys School in late 1930's-1940's, before movning from Tottenham to Hertfordshire. I am hoping someone may have some class photos from the school in that time period.

Nov 26, 2010 20:15:25   bobbill   Replies: 0 Question closed

Queen Elizabeth I

Did Queen Elizabeth I regularly stay in a place called the Queens Inn at Hawkhurst, Kent?

Nov 25, 2010 13:47:00   andreatigger   Replies: 0 Question closed

Uppermill Cemetery

This was about 3 miles from Oldham I believe, can anyone tell me where I can find records of this cemetery? I believe my gggrandfather buried there in 1892, Barzillai Ashworth

Nov 23, 2010 05:16:32   suegarrie   Replies: 1 Question closed

A Clevland

I have come across a letter in a family trunk, signed by A Clevland. The letter is dated 14th July 1756. From the contents of the letter it is an acknowledgement to a letter that was sent obviously by one of my ancestors. the letter I have...

Nov 19, 2010 10:45:15   dropstick   Replies: 0 Question closed

Orphanage records

How can I obtain records from St Mary's Shernhall Street orphanage from about 1880? I have checked the 1881 census and I believe one of my relations was registered at that time

Nov 18, 2010 18:12:02   sweetpea1953   Replies: 0 Question closed

The Demesne Lands: Ashmole Primary School

The article on 'The Demesne Lands' refers to Ashmole Primary School Unless there has been a school name change the description might refer to the neighbouring Archbishop Tennison School...

Nov 17, 2010 17:41:57   Tangram   Replies: 0 Question closed

Holy Bible found

23 years ago I found a bible in a backyard shed in a small town (Keswick) here in Ontario, Canada. I was wondering if this might be of historical interest to anyone. It has three inscriptions. The last is To: Marjorie Johnson From...

Nov 17, 2010 16:20:31   Replies: 0 Question closed

Westminster Union Workhouse 1896

Westminster Union Workhouse, 1896. I am looking for the name and location of cemetery or burial ground for this era where inmates would have been buried. Thanks.

Nov 15, 2010 11:07:00   ruthreilly   Replies: 0 Question closed

Stockett Family

I am seeking information on the parents of Lewis (Lewys or Lovodico) Stockett, who was a Master Mason and later the Surveyor of the Queen's Works for Queen Elizabeth I...

Nov 14, 2010 23:06:19   lanninl   Replies: 0 Question closed

Kiddington Hall

I am trying to find some information on Kiddington in Oxfordshire and in particular the history of Kiddington Hall.

Nov 9, 2010 19:03:26   Alexan   Replies: 0 Question closed

Family related search

We are seeking geneological information on anything related to our family roots: Reddom is the last name. Any help appreciated (We are also trying to find more information regards to place and first names: including George, Ernest, John,...

Nov 9, 2010 07:07:55   CdnGirl   Replies: 0 Question closed

Rainford Hall, Prescot

Was Rainford Hall in Prescot, Lancs used as a hospital or care home in 1889 or thereabouts?

Nov 8, 2010 21:09:08   basherb   Replies: 0 Question closed

Homer House

I am trying to trace the history of a ladies school called Homer House situated at 1 Lyon Terrace at which young ladies learnt the finer points of being a lady...

Nov 5, 2010 11:22:29   eversley   Replies: 0 Question closed

John Tilney

I am trying to locate information for a John Tilney who was sent to Virginia (colonies) by the crown as a collector of ports in 1648. He was supposed to have been born in Ipswich, Suffolk in June 1618. Is there anyone who may be able to help me...

Nov 5, 2010 02:48:41   Rick_Baum   Replies: 0 Question closed

Book of Petitions

Does anyone know anything regarding the "Book of Petitions" cited in the CSPD for the reign of Charles I? Thanks.

Nov 4, 2010 13:34:34   jpb505   Replies: 0 Question closed

Convict hulk Ganymede

The Ganymede was a convict hulk used to hold prisoners ready for transportation to the colonies. I need to find information re prisoners from 1820-1822.

Nov 2, 2010 21:58:53   gailcooke   Replies: 0 Question closed

Lydiate, Lancashire

Can anyone help with information on the Barracks in Lydiate: was it an army barracks or an area in Lydiate?

Oct 30, 2010 19:46:52   jeatglentanar   Replies: 0 Question closed

Subsidy Rolls Essex

I found Subsidy Roll records on BHO over the last several years for the county of Sussex. From the years 1296 - 1332. I am now looking for those records as well as Subsidy Rolls for Essex County during that period or any other period up to...

Oct 30, 2010 19:45:54   donnacasey   Replies: 0 Question closed

East end street markets

Can anyone please advise on information regarding the history of Brick Lane and Petticoat Lane markets?

Oct 28, 2010 16:24:30   lakes1   Replies: 0 Question closed

The Buildings Account of Vale Royal Abbey

I am looking for the text in Latin of “The Building Accounts” of Vale Royal Abbey. I have consulted the historical Office of the Chesire but they don't know anything. In the corresponding page (Appendix of The Ledger Book of Vale Royal Abbey) of...

Oct 21, 2010 22:25:43   Alberto   Replies: 1 Question closed

Egleton, Rutland - the source of the name?

I visited the Papal Palace in Avignon this summer and discovered that Pierre Roger Rosiers d'Egletons was the birth name of Pope Gregory XI - it was also a name shared by at least one other in the family (a nephew of one of the Pope CLements)...

Oct 20, 2010 19:11:05   JudithJenkins   Replies: 0 Question closed

Kaleng hamlet in 1505, Devonshire

Can anyone give me any information about 'Kaleng' hamlet which existed in the early 16th century?

Oct 20, 2010 08:58:25   guillemier   Replies: 0 Question closed

Cantelowes House, Camden, London, NW1

Can anyone please tell me anything about Cantelowes House? My family lived there in the 1950's (and I believe I did too as a small child) before moving into a new block of flats that were built in Bayham Street called Westerham House I think in the...

Oct 17, 2010 17:00:11   vivvyd   Replies: 0 Question closed

Hill Lodge

I would be very happy to learn more about a house called Hill Lodge, just south of Campden Hill Sq, one block from Aubrey Walk.

Oct 17, 2010 15:45:59   LouiseB   Replies: 0 Question closed

Charles Cook - Farmer

Has anyone any information about Charles Cook who was born at Withington, Gloucestershire in 1801? In 1841 he was farming nearly 800 acres at Soundborough Farm (Sevenhampton) and later (1871) he was farming 1200 acres at Taddington, Stanway,...

Oct 12, 2010 22:00:46   Marmac   Replies: 0 Question closed

Devonshire House Mirror

I have recently purchased a giltwood and gesso mirror frame at the Chatsworth sale. It is listed as circa 1840 but I am advised by Sotherbys that is thought to be from Devonshire House and that the date might be a bit conservative with the mirror...

Oct 9, 2010 13:03:06   tcrellin   Replies: 0 Question closed

Division of Property at the time of the Domesday survey

Can someone explain the following: Ralph de Burun had four(manors)in demesne, a fifth was held under him. I understand the first part of this statement but not the second (i.e., a fifth was held under him. What exactly does that mean or, put another...

Oct 6, 2010 18:35:44   K11055b   Replies: 0 Question closed

Mayfair, 2 Balfour Mews

I am looking for any information, plans, old pictures of the house 2 Balfour Mews, Mayfair. I found were interesting text from F.H.W Sheppard - Survey of London: Volume 40: The Grosvenor estate in Mayfair, Part 2. I would like to ask for an advice...

Oct 1, 2010 15:58:52   nadadoletinova   Replies: 0 Question closed

Artefact identification - Kibworth

I have an interesting artefact found in my mother-in-law's garden in Kibworth Beauchamp and am trying to find someone to help me with its identification...

Sep 23, 2010 00:12:26   Stibble   Replies: 2 Question closed


Would I have to learn Latin to understand properly the old documents, or can I try to translate the rough meaning with dictionaries?

Sep 21, 2010 13:59:04   BBarter   Replies: 0 Question closed

Old Documents

I have a number of documents (mainly letters) pertaining to individuals from British history, ie Lord Stanley, Lord Carlisle (1 Palace Green), Hatfield House etc. I am unsure who i should send them to, can anyone help

Sep 21, 2010 09:36:58   alro20   Replies: 0 Question closed

Street Map of Paddington, circa 1905

Can anyone please advise how I can view a map, as described above, and/or photographs, in order to identify houses in Porteus Road, prior to demolition (for the Harrow Road Flyover)

Sep 14, 2010 10:36:47   Dem   Replies: 2 Question closed

John Belling of Bodmin

John Belling was a renowned clockmaker living between 1680-1761. Can anyone tell me where he originated and any of his history?

Sep 8, 2010 08:52:25   BruceBellinge   Replies: 0 Question closed

10 Lumber Court

I understand a photograph of 10 Lumber Court, St Giles, where my Great Grandmother Christian James and her extended family lived in the 1800's. Does anyone have any knowledge of this photograph...

Sep 5, 2010 06:47:33   sallyt   Replies: 0 Question closed

Birth record in Milnthorpe, Westmoreland

I am looking for the parents of my great-great-grandfather: Rev. Joseph Smedley, b. 5 Dec 1792, d. 27 August 1877, Hartford, Arkansas. Family records have conflicting accounts of his place of birth as: Westmoreland, Sheffield, Derbyshire, and...

Sep 4, 2010 21:10:11   Arlena   Replies: 0 Question closed

James Nutley: MP for the Borough of Highham-Ferrers in the County of Northampton

I would be truly grateful if anyone could furnish me with information on James Nutley. In January 1659, he was an elected MP from the Borough of Highham-Ferrers in the County of Northampton. Nutley also testified in the Regicide trial.

Sep 1, 2010 00:59:01   Wdavies28   Replies: 0 Question closed

Births or babtisms at the foundling hospital

I understand from tracing my family tree that my ancestor Ezekial Hulse (1757-1844) was christened at the hospital. I am desperate to know whether there are any mention of him in the records and if what was left with him at this time as tokens. ...

Aug 31, 2010 16:58:44   lisadiane   Replies: 1 Question closed

What is an "open"?

One of my ancestors lived in Black Cock Open, George Street, Sunderland, in the 1800s. What is an "open"?

Aug 29, 2010 21:38:00   JulieB   Replies: 0 Question closed

26 Quaker Lane Wisbech pe13 2jq

I'm trying to find the history on an abandoned house 26 Quaker Lane, Wisbech, Cambs. The house has been neglected for several years, surrounded by trees and bushes.

Aug 26, 2010 13:52:43   kirstensimpson   Replies: 0 Question closed

Location of a street in London.

Does anyone know the location of Coburg Buildings, Coburg Row, Westminster?

Aug 25, 2010 21:10:51   jfbblackbird2006   Replies: 0 Question closed

why are surnames named after towns?

Do surnames named after towns indicate that the person so named was poor or privileged?

Aug 24, 2010 23:17:01   fishface44   Replies: 0 Question closed

Buxgrave - Place name in 1772

Can anyone tell me where Buxgrave is situated in England? A German friend has discovered an English ancestor, John Newland - Born 29th July 1772 in Buxgrave, England, but all the usual internet searches have returned nothing...

Aug 22, 2010 13:41:50   Firebird1   Replies: 1 Question closed

Finding Sources

I would like to know the location of the sources listed on British History Online? Where do I find the followings for instance: Customs (CUST) records and the Exchequer accounts, eg the port books in E 190...

Aug 19, 2010 22:09:45   piercem   Replies: 2 Question closed

History of a Street

I'm trying to search the history of 56 Fitzroy St Cambridge in 1914. It's now a shop, but I want to know what it was in 1914 as my mother was born there. Can anyone help me uncover this information

Aug 17, 2010 20:55:35   CarolynNicholls   Replies: 0 Question closed

Looking for History and Info on Sir William Ramsden, Lord of Bilton

Is there any information on him and the estate that he had in Bilton, England? Are there any pictures of him, his family or the estate that he had in Huddersfield, England? I was told that the family lineage goes back for more than 300 yrs...

Aug 11, 2010 13:54:56     Replies: 0 Question closed

Dix's Place, Bermondsey

Does anyone have any pics or information about Dix's Place, Bermondsey (demolished around 1957)?

Aug 11, 2010 10:33:40   edkent   Replies: 0 Question closed


I'm trying to find information on my ancestor William Pratt born: 21.02.1808 in Polesworth, Warwick, England.

Aug 10, 2010 21:33:31   munden   Replies: 0 Question closed


I am trying to find out about a Thomas Woodford DOB c. 1532 and death unknown, born and lived Washinboroug, Lincoln, England. What did he do? Was he married? If so to whom? did they have any children?

Aug 9, 2010 03:57:01   scoripo1029   Replies: 0 Question closed

Sir Charles James Freake

I have an Original Property Indenture from this famous 1800's builder: has anyone heard of him?

Aug 8, 2010 04:49:44   kipsmith   Replies: 0 Question closed

Assited Immigration to NSW in the 1800's

How did people find out about the assisted immigration to NSW? and who matched the immigrants with sponsors in NSW? I would like to get a general idea of how a person applied to come to Australia in the 1800s

Aug 5, 2010 12:35:33   steveo79   Replies: 0 Question closed

What did the "Metal Roller" occupation entail?

I'm trying to learn the meaning and significance of particular occupational titles. My subject is a man who was 24 and a "copper roller" in the 1851 census, and a "metal roller" in 1861, 1871 and 1881, all in the Black Country....

Aug 4, 2010 03:16:01   ehynes   Replies: 0 Question closed

William Bayly

Do anyone have any information on William Bayly? My history dates to 1709-1772. He died in Warminster. I don't have any other history that goes back further but an article on BHO talks about other Williams and John Bayly. Can anyone help?

Aug 3, 2010 04:51:30   vossal   Replies: 0 Question closed


How do you chase the information from the footnotes. Example: (fn.94) says Inq.p.m. Glos 1625-42,i 102-4 What does that mean? How do I now access the passage that the information has come from please.

Aug 3, 2010 04:48:43   vossal   Replies: 0 Question closed

Redrock, Bishopsteignton

At a place called Redrock on the north bank of the River Teign are the remains of a 6-sided stone structure. It stands on the rock about 10 feet above the river. It appears to be double walled with a passage running all the way around between the...

Aug 2, 2010 12:37:05   garethroberts   Replies: 0 Question closed

Family History

I am looking for the marriage records or any records of Thomas James my ancestor. He married Anne Brown 2th November 1723, and had a son named William who emmigrated to the United States. I know they were married in Shiptin Yorkshire England. I...

Aug 1, 2010 18:48:44   mjames08   Replies: 0 Question closed

Vale of Health Sanitorium in 1841

I have looked at the original entries of the 1841 census for the Vale of Health, (Woodbine Cottage), and found an ancestor, and numbers of other women living there, to have the annotation FSn (or perhaps PSn) under occupation/disablity...

Jul 31, 2010 08:17:55   peleal   Replies: 0 Question closed

Old Photos and People to interview.

I currently work at the Evesham Volunteer Centre as a History Researcher for its local villages. I am interested if anyone has any old photos of the following villages (in Worcestershire): Cookhill, Inkberrow, Rous Lench, Abbots Morton, Church...

Jul 26, 2010 11:50:09   EVCResearch   Replies: 0 Question closed

The meaning of "ijs ijd o. q."

We're doing some family history, and one of our family members, Roberto de Tranholme, is listed on the wapentake of Langbaurgh subsidy of Yorkshire. We're interested to know what the abbreviation "ijs ijd o.q" refer to. Something in...

Jul 25, 2010 18:33:27     Replies: 0 Question closed

Schools in Enfield about 1922

I have 2 photos of Grade 2 and 3 some in Enfield at this time frame. My mother's family lived in Millais Road, at least from 1916-1928. I am trying to find out which school my mother attended. ThankS.

Jul 24, 2010 05:00:59   kiwicatz   Replies: 0 Question closed


Can anyone please advise on how I can access marriage records from 1833 at St John at Hackney church?

Jul 21, 2010 13:05:54   ronlovell   Replies: 0 Question closed


Hello I have the following academic reference, but I am not sure what it refers to exactly: Stats of Realm, 1 R.II., cap. 6 I am hoping it refers to the Statute of Labourers (or, rather, the preamble to that statute) of the...

Jul 19, 2010 10:47:40   high59   Replies: 1 Question closed

Family Search

I'm from Namibia (in Africa) and my Great Great grandfather David Henry Radford was born in Essex in 1834. He came to South Africa somewhere in the 1950's and was the first white settler in Angra Pequena (in Namibia). He died somewhere in 1913. ...

Jul 18, 2010 18:11:13   Albert911   Replies: 0 Question closed

history of the capel name

I've traced my ancestors back to England. Sir Giles Capel is my great great et.. Grandfather. How do I go about getting more information? Thank you.

Jul 18, 2010 15:55:44   ReverandParks   Replies: 0 Question closed

Sanitorium 1871

I have a relative who was a patient at a sanitorium in Holdenhurst, Hampshire, at the time of the 1871 Census. Can anyone tell me what kind of facility it was

Jul 14, 2010 04:56:48   marge438   Replies: 2 Question closed


I have a group photograph of my Aunt, MARGARET COLE (later to become MARGARET GRANT) originally from Brixham, Devon. On the back of the photograph it says 'LARKHILL CAMP 1946'. Can anyone tell me more about this camp...

Jul 11, 2010 09:31:07   Lillian   Replies: 1 Question closed

Larkhill Camp 1946

I have recently come across a group photograph of my aunt, who originally came from Brixham, Devon, and written on the back of this is: LARKHILL CAMP 1946...

Jul 11, 2010 09:19:55   Lillian   Replies: 1 Question closed

Age of my house

I live in a cottage called Durrington Farmhouse. I was told it was built in 1730 but I wish to verify this. Can anyone suggest how I might do so?

Jul 5, 2010 13:07:17   dogsdinner2004   Replies: 0 Question closed

Cademuir Manor in Scotland

My grandmother was born in 1807 at Cademuir Manor. Does anyone have any information on the manor or if it is still standing? Are there are any pictures of the manor? My grandmother's father's name was William Murray. Thank you.

Jul 5, 2010 03:56:01   cademuir   Replies: 0 Question closed

Leverington Schools Late 1830s - early 1840s

In the Leverington section under schools it mentions that circa 1837, there was a school master and two school assistant mistresses. The reason for my interest is that in tracing my ancestry I believe that I am related to the Eliz Scrimshaw aged...

Jul 1, 2010 16:55:24   dolphinecosse   Replies: 0 Question closed

Leverington Schools Late 1830s - early 1840s

In your Leverington section under schools it mentions that circa 1837, there was a school master and two school assistant mistresses. The reason for my interest is that in tracing my ancestry I believe that I am related to the Eliz Scrimshaw aged...

Jul 1, 2010 16:54:43   dolphinecosse   Replies: 0 Question closed

Free and easy clubs

What were free and easy clubs, as they existed in London in the 1820s and (possibly) 1830s? They are occasionally mentioned in the online Old Bailey records (e

Jul 1, 2010 05:35:40   GregLogan   Replies: 0 Question closed

Parish church, Paddington 1861

Can anyone tell me what the exact name of the church is that would have simply been known in 1861 as The Parish Church, in the parish of Paddington in the County of Middlesex? Thank you

Jun 29, 2010 08:58:11   jgls2002   Replies: 0 Question closed

Ambassadors to Scotland

I'm looking for a list of English ambassadors to Scotland during the 16th and 17th centuries. Is anyone aware of a list compiled anywhere?

Jun 28, 2010 18:27:15   christjm   Replies: 0 Question closed

Cosgrove History

What was the name of the property developer who lived at Cosgrove Hall in the 1970's?

Jun 17, 2010 13:21:05   Nuttynanny   Replies: 0 Question closed

What does 15 Southwark Street look like?

Does anyone know of a photo or drawing showing what 15 Southwark Street looks like? It seems to have been shrouded in scaffolding for the last 10 years

Jun 16, 2010 12:37:11   LizLane   Replies: 0 Question closed

help researching the history of a school

Could anyone lead me in the right direction to find some information about my old secondary school? The school is due to close and im helping to put together a small documentary about it...

Jun 16, 2010 09:08:14   davis85   Replies: 0 Question closed

Maps before 1950

I am looking for a detailed map of Dawlish Warren and beach, before 1950. To confirm that the flood barrier was not origanaly in the position it is now. Thank you.

Jun 11, 2010 19:32:40   saleen1   Replies: 0 Question closed

Girls Public Day School Company Limited from Maida Vale High School

I have an old english text book titled Golden Deeds from the (see title) school published by Macmillan & Company 1879. Can anyone tell me anything about Girls Public day and anything about this book

Jun 9, 2010 02:21:01   kinder   Replies: 0 Question closed

No 3 Dean Street, Westminster

I have a Edward George Turner of Walturdaw Co Ltd (film distributors) at No 3 Dean Street, Westminster around 1900s. How can I confirm this?

Jun 8, 2010 13:57:05   bobgray   Replies: 0 Question closed

State Papers of the Interregnum 1652-1660

Included in this section are short summaries of letters written by or to my 7x great grandfather Capt Joseph Ames. Could you tell me where the originals are held and whether it would be possible to have access to them or full copies of them

Jun 8, 2010 12:32:09   jcames   Replies: 0 Question closed

Gervas Family of Knaresborough

Does anyone have any information about the Gervas family of Knaresborough? They ran the Olde Chemist shop during the 1800? Any information would be much appreciated

Jun 7, 2010 22:04:32   marcus   Replies: 0 Question closed

Haigh and Sons Ltd, Southall

Does anyone have any information on the old company Haigh and Sons Ltd, Southall? I understand they were a framing company who also printed and published art prints

Jun 7, 2010 05:07:14   d_corso   Replies: 0 Question closed

location of the Butler Buildings in Bethnal Green circa 1900

I am looking for the location of the 'Butler Buildings' in Bethnal Green around 1900. My grandmother was born there according to her birth certificate and I am unable to locate the exact address. The address was 7 Butler Buildings. I would...

May 28, 2010 13:40:32   sallyrice   Replies: 2 Question closed

OS maps

Can I purchase a copy of the OS maps of the Walmley area circa 1800?

May 24, 2010 17:37:06   lindahaynes   Replies: 1 Question closed

House of Commons Committee meeting held 1697

Please call you tell me how I would access the minutes of a committee meeting held in the Speakers Chamber on 27th January 1693 at 4.00pm in the afternoon. Present along with members of Parliament for Yorkshire was the Queen Dowager's Counsel and a...

May 17, 2010 20:59:13   trevlacpeter   Replies: 2 Question closed

Henry VIII and the Progress to York

I am planning a road trip, and I would love to follow the exact same route Henry VIII took in 1541. But I'm having great difficulty finding this route. Could anyone point me in the right direction

May 11, 2010 16:26:41   laura_palmer   Replies: 0 Question closed

Crucifix Lane Bermondsey Gargoyles

The Rail Arches at Crucifix Lane have some sort of gargoyles that run along there. Could someone tell me what they were for? Were they to expel water or just decorative, and who built them?

May 6, 2010 14:27:24   bermondseyboy   Replies: 0 Question closed

family tree

I am doing some research into my family tree. I trying as many places as I can find that might be able to help me as I am trying to do this from Australia. I would like to find anything related to Patrick Robert Welch approx 1800's (married...

May 4, 2010 14:15:48   jojo1970   Replies: 0 Question closed

'Covent Garden' Survey of London vol 36 1970

In the references to this article what does B.O.L. stand for in B.O.L. Annual Report

May 4, 2010 11:12:00   joanmorgan   Replies: 0 Question closed

The Liberty of the Close 1851

On the 1851 census my Great Great Grandfather and his family are listed here James Hussey(1807-1881) his occupation being listed as M A J P for Wilts Sand & Fund Holder...

May 4, 2010 03:12:54   Arnieanderson   Replies: 1 Question closed

Robert Roane and Tullesworth

I am researching Robert Roane. The Tullesworth article mentions his marriage with Elizabeth daughter of Henry Bartlett and his will of 1710. Where can I find more information on Robert and Elizabeth and perhaps the 1710 will of Robert. I have...

May 1, 2010 14:55:59   jmcigler   Replies: 0 Question closed


I am trying to find out the history of the above farm and a man that used to run the farm in about the turn of the century. He had an illegitimate baby girl with the housekeeper there and I am trying to find out about them for the daughter, now 84...

Apr 30, 2010 14:54:21   JUDGEY   Replies: 0 Question closed

Mrs. Petre a Carpenter 1775?

I have a reference on a calling card to a "Mrs. Petre a Carpenter" living near Mays Buildings, St. Martin's Lane in approximately 1775. She apparently had a Limner named WIlliams boarding with her at that time. I am at a lose about how...

Apr 29, 2010 17:26:06   meryka   Replies: 0 Question closed

Military at Little Warley

Where could I look for information on the soldiers stationed there? My great great grandfather was a colour sergeant who lived there, with his wife and children, upon returning from India circa 1876...

Apr 27, 2010 01:59:56   MelodieK   Replies: 0 Question closed

Petition July 29 1679

My Great....Grandfather signed a petition in or near Rhode Island USA on this date asking that differences between the colonies and the Crown be resolved. Where can I see a picture or reproduction of this petition

Apr 14, 2010 18:36:44   OrangeCountyCa   Replies: 0 Question closed

Plague Burials in Mortlake

My maternal grandmother lived in Mortlake, Vic, Australia. I was told this morning that Mortlake UK was a burial site for London's plague or Black Death victims. Is that the case

Apr 13, 2010 06:16:55   Poetricia   Replies: 0 Question closed

Money in the Lincoln Wills

I find the old Lincoln Wills fascinating but I have difficulty in knowing what the figures for cash sums mean. For example, often quoted is vjs or viijd - is this five shillings or seven pence

Apr 9, 2010 12:37:27   iandair   Replies: 1 Question closed

Evered & Co / Richard Evered & Son

I am looking for history on the above company, in relation to the following BHO extract: "For this para. see, unless otherwise stated, W. Ellery Jephcott, Over a Century of Progress (history of Evered & Co. Ltd. 1809-1949; copy in W.P.L.); 'Old...

Apr 6, 2010 09:12:09   Zyggyr   Replies: 0 Question closed

Bow China works

We found a Bow China Works basket weave dish with a lovely quail design inside. It is 5" x 3" x 2" high. The bottom mark is a blue anchor with the dagger. Could you tell me the period this is from and perhaps its value or rarity

Mar 25, 2010 19:15:40     Replies: 0 Question closed

Would like to know when Penge House, Wye Street, Battersea was built

I would like to find out as much information as I can, with regards to Penge House, Wye Street, Battersea. I have managed to find out that the Winstanley Estate was built around 1950 and 1960, but would like to narrow that search to a certain...

Mar 20, 2010 22:03:46     Replies: 0 Question closed


I am looking for Wall End Farm, East Ham, Essex. Does anyone know if it still exists or does something exist in its place? My great grandfather used to work there.

Mar 14, 2010 12:55:50   GarthSmith   Replies: 0 Question closed

Living at 26 Kensington Garden Terrace in 1852

I would like to have some information about Cheswright who seems to have been living at 26 Kensington Garden Terrace in june 1852. Is there a list of people who lived in that house in that year...

Mar 12, 2010 19:22:02     Replies: 0 Question closed

Location of the children's paddling corner, Hampstead Heath, London

Does anyone know where this is now, in modern day London?

Mar 10, 2010 19:08:41     Replies: 0 Question closed

Boord & son

Can anyone provide information on Boord and Son distillery? My dad has a cordial bottle from the company and we are trying to figure out how old it is.

Mar 10, 2010 01:46:04     Replies: 0 Question closed

Woodstock Street?

I am trying to find this address but am having little luck, the search results turned up from Woodstock Street on your site point to a Road or Crescent, but not a Street...

Mar 10, 2010 00:00:21     Replies: 0 Question closed

Details of historical buildings at 26 and 28 Cole St. Southwark.

Modern apartments at 26 and 28 Cole Street, Southwark were once a chapel and a hop warehouse respectively. Regarding the chapel I would like to know its name, when it was erected and any other details you can furnish. Regarding the hop...

Mar 3, 2010 20:24:21   madelineahad   Replies: 0 Question closed

workhouse records

I am trying to complete my family tree but have come up against a brick wall regarging my great grandfather who I am aware of being in the Newcastle Union workhouse (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne)...

Mar 1, 2010 18:55:08     Replies: 0 Question closed

Missing volumes of the Journal of the House of Commons

The volumes of the Journal for 1582 -1603 are missing. Where can I find them?

Feb 27, 2010 13:29:36   jaimeshu   Replies: 1 Question closed

Red Lion Yard, Hampstead

Is the Red Lion Yard, Hampstead an actual yard, atttched to the pub?

Feb 24, 2010 19:47:24   kellysmith9   Replies: 0 Question closed

References to 'Parly'?

As an amateur historian I keep seeing this in references, e.g. Parly (2000) or Parly I p.36 Am I to assume it means Parliamentary History as a publication or does it refer to something else

Feb 24, 2010 12:50:17   Curyous   Replies: 0 Question closed

What is a ladies toilet pin box?

I have seen a ladies toilet pin box, but what would be kept in it?

Feb 24, 2010 12:40:32     Replies: 0 Question closed

Tile Hill, parish of Stoneleigh

What year did Canley and Tile Hill become part of Coventry and no longer a part of Stoneleigh?

Feb 23, 2010 21:51:14     Replies: 1 Question closed

1-13 Courtfield Road

Are there any architect drawings, plans, or photos of Numbers 1 - 13 Courtfield Road, London showing how the buildings as they were up to circa 1972? Any photos of the buildings being demolished?

Feb 19, 2010 17:49:23     Replies: 0 Question closed

Royal Baby smuggled

Can you tell me the reference for an event where a baby was smuggled into the royal chamber in a bedwarmer to cover up for a still birth?

Feb 18, 2010 11:00:08     Replies: 0 Question closed

Parliamentary Committees

Are the minutes of parliamentary committees available online? I have not been able to find them. I am most interested in the records of the Interregnum 1649-1660

Feb 17, 2010 12:15:10     Replies: 0 Question closed

Hill 60, Bobbys Lane, Clayton, Stoke on Trent

I visit my sister in Trent Vale, and we went for a walk from her house to Hill 60, Stoke on Trent. I am really interested in knowing why this is hill is called this. I have looked up Hill 60, and it comes up with the Hill 60, the battle of the...

Feb 16, 2010 16:06:11     Replies: 0 Question closed

baird and tatlock 1800

I have a wooden box and inside it has glass tubes and a glass themometer which says BTL and its in a triangle. the box its in looks like it has come from a big cabnit coz its got 100 on it and its a draw box. Please could you tell me what it is

Feb 16, 2010 15:56:38     Replies: 0 Question closed

Dunsmoor Monument query

I have a glossy sepia photo postcard from either the 1940's or 1950's of a monument. I dont know if it is a place or a family monument. I cant find any research relating to it. In the bottom L/H corner are the numbers 2695, which Im surmising is the...

Feb 15, 2010 16:15:15   leesaxon   Replies: 0 Question closed

Alkerton's in the U.K.

I have been looking into my family's past and have found many, many holes in our past and no one to fill in what is missing. I have learned that the origin of my name was do to it being used by my ancestors to let people know they were from the...

Feb 10, 2010 03:51:22     Replies: 0 Question closed

Workhouse Bethnal Green

Has anyone heard of this? One of my relatives died there, but I can't find any record of it.

Feb 6, 2010 23:27:06   sablett   Replies: 1 Question closed

Origin of a surname

How would I find out about the origin of the last name "Kellythorne"? All of the Kellythornes that I have found are related to our family, but I can't go back any further than about 1797

Feb 6, 2010 23:25:59   sablett   Replies: 0 Question closed

beggars hall

In researching my past I have found that in circa 1800 in Trawden, Lancashire my relatives lived in Beggers Hall. Accepting what the name suggests, can anyone give me any more detail on what was such an address

Feb 2, 2010 13:39:57     Replies: 0 Question closed

Parish Maps for Berkshire

Where can I find a parish and county map for Berkshire c.1700-1880?

Feb 1, 2010 11:31:12     Replies: 0 Question closed

Who owned Rutland Mews, Westminster 1865 - 1875

I have an ancestor who was a coachman at 20 Rutlands Mews. I have a pass from 1871 to allow his wife and children to go to Fontainebleau. I wonder if he went with the owner of 20 Rutlands Mews and want to know who he is. Thanks.

Jan 28, 2010 18:08:18   Holcomberogue   Replies: 0 Question closed

Spitalfields in 1780's??

I am trying to trace Moors Alley, Norton Folgate, Shoreditch, London in the 1700/1800's, but cannot find it on any maps of that time. One of my family of that time (Huguenots) was born there. Does anyone know of it and its location at that...

Jan 25, 2010 18:09:19   GerryW   Replies: 0 Question closed

Llangibby murders

I am planning a trip to Wales in July 2010. My relatives we murdered in 1878 in Llangibby [Monmouthshire]. They were William Watkins, his wife Elizabeth and children Charlotte, Frederick and Alice. The convicted perpetrator was Joseph Garcia, a...

Jan 15, 2010 21:53:53   rulowatkins   Replies: 0 Question closed


[email doesn't work] How do I make a correction to information which I consider incorrect (and have documentary evidence of that fact)?

Jan 13, 2010 09:31:49     Replies: 1 Question closed

River Tyne

Can you tell me if the River Tyne has ever been frozen at North Shields? I can vagely remember it being frozen in 1960-61.

Jan 6, 2010 21:00:19     Replies: 0 Question closed


Is it true that the British Government discussed if the "Indians" of north America (Canada) were animals or human? This determined that the British Government would not kill them off? Thank you

Dec 31, 2009 03:20:15     Replies: 0 Question closed

21, Leicester Square, London, 1791/1792

I am working on a reconstruction of the trip of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840) to London in 1791/1792. According to my historical information he stayed during this time in the house, 21, Leicester Square, London. According to my historical...

Dec 25, 2009 12:18:38   norbertklatt   Replies: 0 Question closed

Anthony Shaw at Burslem

I am an archeologist working in Texas. We have come across a broken piece of an Anthony Shaw plate with the Royal Coat of Arms at Burslem. It is important that we identify the specific earliest date this plate could have been made. Almost...

Dec 24, 2009 23:13:18   tomashmore   Replies: 0 Question closed

Obtaining copies of colonial records

How do you obtain a photocopy of an original record? I am looking at the calender of state papers Colonial, American and West Indies Volume 25. December 1710. entry 574. Account of subsistance of the Palatines at New York (chiefly 1710).

Dec 19, 2009 19:49:15   rhondabrent   Replies: 0 Question closed

Vane Knights

When I was young I would cross my fingers and say vane knights for protection. Does this orignate from Sir George Vane Knights? How was the cross protection?

Dec 17, 2009 08:52:22   laurajanehill   Replies: 0 Question closed

Counties of Origin

Is it possible to secure the places of origin in Britain of the English governors and principle Planters of Suriname?

Dec 8, 2009 03:23:04   Sherriah   Replies: 0 Question closed

Upper Phillimore Place query

Can anyone help with this please:- On the 1861 Ord.Survey Map of London, Upper Phillimore Place is shown starting to the west of Argyle Road. However, a further map, Cross's New Plan of London also dated 1861 shows Upper Phillimore Place starting...

Dec 7, 2009 17:40:31     Replies: 0 Question closed

Criminals and the Great War

Were those newly released from from prison during the Great War subject to be conscripted into the Armed Forces during the First World War? Or were they exempt? Were there any exemptions for conscription?

Dec 6, 2009 07:48:22   Sepulchre   Replies: 1 Question closed

What does this mean?

What do abbreviations like Mich. and Hil. mean on the site?

Dec 4, 2009 12:06:41   Peter.Webster   Replies: 1 Question closed