Category Archives: Family history

“And did those feet..”

I thought is was a park. Well, the sign said ‘Abney Park’ so I looked at the map to see how to get through to the cemetery entrance. Little did I know that when the website said you had to

“And did those feet..”

I thought is was a park. Well, the sign said ‘Abney Park’ so I looked at the map to see how to get through to the cemetery entrance. Little did I know that when the website said you had to

More Morrison mysteries

Subtitled : A Wapping Mess So many questions, so little time to find answers, and even fewer facts. On Wednesday I reported on the story of Alexander Morrison the Younger (1761-1816?) who was a ship chandler and coal merchant in

More Morrison mysteries

Subtitled : A Wapping Mess So many questions, so little time to find answers, and even fewer facts. On Wednesday I reported on the story of Alexander Morrison the Younger (1761-1816?) who was a ship chandler and coal merchant in

Wet in Wapping

A day searching out some family history sites despite a bit of wet weather. This is the actual entrance to the former London Docks, whose construction necessitated the demolition of the building in Wapping High St then occupied by Alexander

Wet in Wapping

A day searching out some family history sites despite a bit of wet weather. This is the actual entrance to the former London Docks, whose construction necessitated the demolition of the building in Wapping High St then occupied by Alexander

“You’ll be acting just like Irving in no time”.

It was with some trepidation that I assumed my seat in the Fortune Theatre this evening. I was in the front row. Of additional concern were the steps leading to the stage, only inches from my feet – audience participation?

“You’ll be acting just like Irving in no time”.

It was with some trepidation that I assumed my seat in the Fortune Theatre this evening. I was in the front row. Of additional concern were the steps leading to the stage, only inches from my feet – audience participation?

Mind the gap

My great (x4) grandfather was a coal merchant in Wapping. The family lived within the parish of St George-in-the-East, but went to the Presbyterian church in Stepney which is where all 6 children were baptized. St George’s was hit during

Mind the gap

My great (x4) grandfather was a coal merchant in Wapping. The family lived within the parish of St George-in-the-East, but went to the Presbyterian church in Stepney which is where all 6 children were baptized. St George’s was hit during

“An hotel on Whitechapel Road please”

No one knew much about my family – the Morrisons. I knew my great-grandfather came to Melbourne from Hobart, was confirmed at St Mark’s Fitzroy, was involved in the establishment of St Martin’s Hawksburn and that he and his wife

“An hotel on Whitechapel Road please”

No one knew much about my family – the Morrisons. I knew my great-grandfather came to Melbourne from Hobart, was confirmed at St Mark’s Fitzroy, was involved in the establishment of St Martin’s Hawksburn and that he and his wife

Looking for Lord Lucan

Sorry, I meant Lord Lister. It is an honour to find a relative memorialized in Westminster Abbey, though this photo cost me a £16 entrance fee and the threat of deportation for taking a photo inside the Abbey. So many

Looking for Lord Lucan

Sorry, I meant Lord Lister. It is an honour to find a relative memorialized in Westminster Abbey, though this photo cost me a £16 entrance fee and the threat of deportation for taking a photo inside the Abbey. So many