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Anne Report 23 May 2010 01:07



Anne Report 23 May 2010 16:25



Anne Report 24 May 2010 18:52

I am away for a few days, so if Im searching for you, please be patient. Should be back by 4th June.

Debbie K

Debbie K Report 25 May 2010 22:18

Thanks Anne

Have a good time away

Deb K


Thomas Report 26 May 2010 11:35

Hi Ann
I am new to this game but hope you can help me. Have been searching for my Gtx Grandfather PETER BAULF b 1770/1775 Buried 26/08/1825 aged 50yrs in
Greenwich Area. Have Burial Certificate from Kew.
He was married to MARY RATTLE b1778 d1855 1831 Census born Church Lane Greenwich.
Would be more than grateful if you can help I was Born in 1922 Lubbock Street New Cross and brought up in Charlton now live in Preston Lancs.
Thomas V Bailey


Anne Report 29 May 2010 00:15

Have you the marriage certificate, if not PM me and I will send it to you. What information do you actually want? Will gladly do my best to help


Anne Report 29 May 2010 18:08

Unfortunately I dont haverecords as late as that. The only way to find him is by contacting the council, and paying for a cemetary search.Most of the Church graveyards where full in Woolwich by the 1890s


Anne Report 29 May 2010 23:36

RED: Woolwich , which comes under Greenwich now.
They have a web page, but I warn you, the cemetary search is a bit hit and miss. I paid £30, and all I got was a phone call to say that they couldnt find my relative.!


ForeverMystified Report 29 May 2010 23:43

Anne would just like to thank you for your last message on the 17th May, sorry I've only just picked this up a few hiccups with the living meant putting FH to one side.

I wonder if Ernestine could have been registered under one name then always referred to by Ernestine, that's the name on her marriage cert.

Do you think that could have been a possibility.

Anyway thanks for all your hard work, you deserve a holiday.



Anne Report 30 May 2010 17:31

She was probably named after her aunt Ernestine Smythe, a (famous) soprano opera singer, who came from Montreal Canada?
Did you know about that??
So I firmly believe that was not her registered name, but the name her family called her, and she used it permanently.Have you tried for her fathers Army records, that would have all the details of his family on that, just a thought.
Anne (by the way I was in hospital not on holiday LOL)


ForeverMystified Report 30 May 2010 21:31

Whoops sorry Anne hope your A1 now, thanks for that and yes I did know about her Aunt Ernestine, and also have a copy of her fathers Army record but only for when he enlisted and his marriage cert. Ernestine Smyth/e the opera singer on the census is shown Prussian BS, but RA concert records state from Montreal Canada, that is where she married James Smyth/e.

Thanks for all your help with this and I will let you know if anything comes up trumps.

Take care


ForeverMystified Report 6 Jun 2010 12:57



Anne Report 7 Jun 2010 23:00

Did you know about the son? and what was the exact address on the certificate?.


Linda Report 10 Jun 2010 17:17

Hi Anne
I have the baptism record of George Thomas Shepherd at Union Ind Chapel in Sim Alley off Church Street Woolwich in1823, place of abode as Plumstead and parents Joseph and Mary Shepherd. I am hoping there may be a record of their marriage in the area or maybe siblings baptised at other churches. George died on 24/05/1865 in Bexley Heath, his name is spelt Sheppard on the death cert.and on his marriage cert in 1844 to Ann Lee, Is there a burial record for him please?



LadyKira Report 11 Jun 2010 10:57

Thomas V Bailey posted a request re Peter Baulf.

I can add this to what he posted.

Name: Peter Baulf
Spouse Name: Mary Rattle
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 30 Dec 1805
Parish: St Nicholas, Deptford
County: Middlesex
Borough: Greenwich
Marriage record Peter signs, Mary marks IPO John Prince and Elizabeth Blach(k) ?
Peters death cert from Kew.ref:RG4/1673, Page 369 No. 2949

Peter's occupations have been obtained from the baptism records of his children . these records were found at the london metropolitan archives. in 1807 they lived in east lane and by 1815 they had moved to Queen street Greenwich


LadyKira Report 11 Jun 2010 11:32

I have just found a previosly unknown possible son for Peter.

I cannot see him in census records though.

Is there any sign of him on your discs?

Name: John Baulf
Age: 29
Estimated birth year: abt 1823
Spouse Name: Mary Ann Kirk
Spouse Age: 25
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 13 Sep 1852
Parish: St Nicholas, Plumstead
County: Middlesex
Borough: Greenwich
Father Name: P Baulf
Spouse Father Name: John Kirk
Gunner RA
Residence Cole Fields?
Witness Charles Kirk Janette? Davis


GillfromStaffs Report 15 Jun 2010 13:17

Hi Anne,
Thank you for this kind offer, I am looking for the deaths/Buriels of James & Martha Lock. In 1911 they were living at 54 Conway Road,Plumstead, aged 71 & 66,The next generation are buried in Plumstead Cemetery.
Thank you Gill


GillfromStaffs Report 15 Jun 2010 20:06



Anne Report 16 Jun 2010 15:39

Been away for a few days will be looking for you Linda as soon as I can


Anne Report 16 Jun 2010 15:41

Gill from staffs
Unfortunately the only way to find burials in the 1900s is to contact the Greenwich councils and pay for a search of the burial records. Most of the church yards where full, and the cemeteries in Lewisham and Charlton where used as well as Woolwich. The search is appx £40 now.