Tag Archives: England

Passenger lists at the National Archives, Kew

Outward passenger lists in BT 27 (1890-1960) contain the names of people leaving the United Kingdom from ports in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland for final destinations outside Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. Some BT 27 records are available to download … Continue reading

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East India Company at Home project

This exciting new project has started by Warwick University: The project’s five main objectives. Image via Wikipedia First, by producing a series of interlinked case studies (of people, objects and homes in England, Scotland and Wales), it seeks to create … Continue reading

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Old London Maps

For anyone with London links (or who just loves maps), here is a link to some stunning old maps, free to personal researchers. A couple of them are searchable, and the set covers four centuries.  http://mapco.net/london.htm There are currently 73 … Continue reading

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‘Locating London’ – new website

An interesting feature on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme today discussed a new online web project, Locating London http://www.locatinglondon.org It “allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map … Continue reading

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Ellen Edith CUMPSTON

Whilst browsing for CUMPSTON artefacts on auction websites I found that this painting had been sold by Anderson-Garland: Art: Lot 495 I presume that it had been painted by Ellen Edith Cumpston 13in. x 20.75in. (33 x 52.5cm) “The Silver- misty … Continue reading

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Thomas CUMPSTON of Philadelphia

I found mention of Thomas in the archives of Sotheby‘s: The Americana Library of Laird U. Park, Jr.: Lot 98  when they sold copies of the following: Charters of the Province of Pennsylvania and City of Philadelphia.  Philadelphia: Printed and … Continue reading

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Modernising Civil Registration – England and Wales

The GRO for England and Wales has just posted the following update at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/ips/civil-registration/modernising-civil-registration/, entitling the post Modernising Civil Registration: The way we register births and deaths, and give notice to marry is being modernised. Registration online In March 2006, … Continue reading

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Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies – John CUMPSTON

CAN ANYONE HELP ME IDENTIFY THIS YOUNG BOY? John Cumpston Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828 Age: 4 Nationality: Creole Gender: Male Parish: St Mary (2) Colonial Dependency: Jamaica Owner Name: Charles Nathaniel Bayly Esquire Record Date: 1832 Source Citation: Class: … Continue reading

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Parish Map of England

A great site for the whole of England is http://maps.familysearch.org. The site not only helps you to locate a parish, but the dialog box gives Information, Jurisdictions & Options – which gives the ability for a radius search and lists … Continue reading

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Quarter Sessions Records of England

 This report can be seen in full at  https://www.familysearch.org/node/1234 Quarter Session includes civil and criminal proceedings covering a time frame from c.1350 to 1971 when the court system was reorganized. Information provided is diverse but generally gives names, dates, places, and … Continue reading

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