Category Archives: Seager

A Seager family photograph?

Jill Hiam has contacted me from Melbourne, Australia, asking for help with identifying the people in an old photograph apparently taken at a golf club. Jill explains: My Great Great Grandfather was Henry Fowle Seager, his daughter, Annie, my Great … Continue reading

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Marianne Burbidge (1813 – 1885), publican’s daughter

Yesterday’s announcement by findmypast that they have published more than 1.3 million parish records from Westminster online is a huge cause for celebration among those of us with London ancestors.  As the announcement says: The records cover the vast period … Continue reading

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The other children of Michael Bonner and Eleanor Trantum Sayle

When Rotherhithe mariner Michael Bonner the younger died in 1811, at the age of 43, he left a wife and at least six dependent children. Frances, probably his eldest surviving child, would have been 15, William George 14, Henry 11, … Continue reading

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A walk through the past

This evening I happened to be in central London and found myself, quite fortuitously, passing by the end of Greville Street, Holborn, where my distant ancestor John Dickson had a baker’s shop; then a few minutes later walking past the … Continue reading

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A tale of two lockets

Coincidentally, I recently received two comments on two successive days, mentioning lockets that once belonged to people mentioned in this blog. The first comment was from Patricia Earl, and related to Elizabeth Merry, daughter of Rev William Merry, whom I … Continue reading

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The death of Thomas Seager

In my recent post about law stationer William Seager, I noted that his father Thomas died in 1839 and was buried on 8 September at St. Andrew’s, Holborn. The burial record gives Thomas’ age as 69. I’ve now obtained a … Continue reading

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The family of Jane Wild (1828 – 1859)

Yesterday, I took delivery of a copy of the marriage certificate for Samuel Hurst Seager and Jane Wild, and it has drawn me back into the world of stationers, printers and law clerks in late Georgian and early Victorian London, … Continue reading

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