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waterman and lighterman on the Thames

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jansmith

jansmith Report 7 Nov 2010 21:24

thank you for this offer
Are there any with the surname Goodyer?

PaulaW

PaulaW Report 7 Nov 2010 20:27

Thank you very much for the information

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Nov 2010 17:02

Thank you for the info sent they are all part of the same family ,thanks .

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Nov 2010 13:03

I have a long line of Nathaniel Dartnell 'sfrom 1800 onwards who lived Deptford /Greenwich and were Barge builders. would these be covered by the records .please

PaulaW

PaulaW Report 7 Nov 2010 11:55

Thank you for the info on the Maynards

Is it possible to see if there is anything for them before those dates?

Many thanks

LadyKira

LadyKira Report 7 Nov 2010 11:00

nudge to keep in my threads.

Sheila

Sheila Report 7 Nov 2010 09:46

Hi I would be very grateful for the names of the Hutchinsons Thankyou for that offer. I am also interested in the Greenwood family one of theses had an apprentice to a William Ward in Liverpool but then nothing maybe some of this family were lightermen Sheila

Heather

Heather Report 7 Nov 2010 05:16

Hi Debbie,
Thanks for the offer. Could you please have a look for James Simpson Stevens B- c1828 Rotherhithe, Surrey. He was in Australia by 1856.

Gill

Gill Report 7 Nov 2010 00:24


many, many thanks Debbie

Gill

duchessofessex

duchessofessex Report 6 Nov 2010 20:16

have you any dates Kay? that would help
Debbie

duchessofessex

duchessofessex Report 6 Nov 2010 19:42

hi selena
have found a Charles Mills ind 9/4/1818 hungerford to Thomas Mills Rel 28/4/1825 N0 6135
Debbie

duchessofessex

duchessofessex Report 6 Nov 2010 19:36

Hi Selena here is a list of some Mills with there indenture and release dates, along with the Masters names

6210. MILLS RICHARD 12/12/1844 ROTHERHITHE WILLIAM JOHN HOWARD 08/01/1852

6211. MILLS THOMAS 14/10/1841 ROTHERHITHE WILLIAM ARTIN CORNISH 11/01/1849

will look at other dates too

kay

kay Report 6 Nov 2010 19:23

Debbie,thanks for the offer
I wonder if William Atkins is mentioned,he was keeper of Dagenham fisheries and lived near the River Thames
thanks Kay

duchessofessex

duchessofessex Report 6 Nov 2010 19:20

Hi Gill
John Newcomb Ind 14/3/1871 to William Wood at Gravesend Rel 11/4/1876 No 4849

also John Newcomb as Master to John Crighton Ind 14/5/1878 at All Hallows rel 13/11/1883 No 1661
could be the same person as he had been released in 1876 and therefore bacame a master
Debbie

duchessofessex

duchessofessex Report 6 Nov 2010 19:13

Hi Paula
On 1742-1783 listings
Charles Henry Maynard ind 11/12/1777 to Charles Maynard at Lambeth No 6085 Released 13/1/1785
does this help
Debbie

duchessofessex

duchessofessex Report 6 Nov 2010 19:08

Sorry Sheila i cant find Benjamin Hutchinson but there are others with that name on there, let me know if you want their names..Debbie

Ann

Ann Report 6 Nov 2010 18:47

Thank you. I have a few ancestors who were Lightermen.

William Nash b 1842 Rotherhithe
Thomas Nash b 1820 Rotherhithe
William Nash b 1786 Rotherhothe ( shown as Lighterman and later Waterman)
Thomas Nash b 1847 Rotherhithe

Grateful for any details found.
Regards
Ann

Selena in South East London

Selena in South East London Report 6 Nov 2010 16:21

Hi Debbie, thanks for the kind offer. I have a few ancestors who apparently worked on the river. They come from Rotherhithe mostly.

John Poole 1903 - 1970
Charles Poole 1799 - 1874

Thomas Mills 1826
Charles Mills 1792

Any info you find is much appreciated,

Selena

Gill

Gill Report 6 Nov 2010 13:18

Hi Debbie
Thank you for your generous offer.

Please could you look to see if John NEWCOMB born 1855 is listed.
In the 1871 census for Hackney he is listed as a pilots apprentice.

Gill

PaulaW

PaulaW Report 6 Nov 2010 13:11

Thank you could you look for a Charles Maynard he was born in circa 1770 so bindings possible from 1784

Lightermnan and a history of these through the generations upto my father.

Area of living would be Surrey/London/

Thank you