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jeannette smith harrison

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jeannette smith harrison last won the day on February 15 2015

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  1. My understanding is it has been shelved because despite signing an agreement of silence with the firm that was doing the reaserch one of them let the cat out the bag & reported all on another site . (NOT ME) They had all the family tree complicated yes even i struggle to explain all the connections as woods tie into my grandads side 8 times & also into my nannys side plus many other boating familys . Ronnie & i share the same GGG grandparents are 2nd cousin in one line 3rd in another .Yes it would have been great to watch one of the few chances for people to get an inside look at the day to day living on how life was inside the cabin .As some on here know i am not a fan of Ronnie who's actions almost caused me to drown as a child but a great source of info for some now shelved for another day
  2. Back in the early 70's the Hanwell thicket was my home & many of my retired boatmen worked for waterways & occupied most of the cottages there. The cottages & gardens where looked after & kept clean & Tidy . The Canal even then was a bit of a dumping ground for animals & rubbish not to mention suicide victims but was soon cleared or reported by the ex boatman in the cottage nearest to the problem. A lot has to be said for the amount of cottages & land that had now been sold off to the private sector & C.R.T. seem to turn a blind eye or be too late with replys .I have several times over the years been invited to litter picks & clean ups in the area for most of them to not happen due to lack of help or permission e.c.t. So until C.R.T. stop turning a blind eye i can not see the situation changing
  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Aunt Laura hope you have a great day with many more birthdays to follow xx HAPPY BIRTHDAY Aunt Laura hope you have a great day with many more birthdays to follow xx
  4. Many thanks Paul H. Braunston is where i would no doubt have got my copy from. I remember now .Jenkyn Knill a few years back posted a lot of photos & sketches on a few of the Waterways/Canal related pages on Facebook he was on my list but have lost contact over time
  5. Ray Mike will be able to put some stories to some of the info & stories as Jackson & Monk are family connected & the picture of Charlie Lane is Aunt Violets dad
  6. Just dug my copy out for the life of me i can not remember where i got it but i think it could be a signed first edition any clues on the signature anyone
  7. Sorry not very clear but this is in a document on e.c.Jones & son by Pam Roberts nee Jones Edward Hambridge also tells me he remembers testing this boat out at Bulls Bridge
  8. this lady married into my Harrison boating family she was also my grandads god mother . As far as i can remember uncle caggy never used a whip on or near his orse he would use a mixture of a loud kind of clicking sound & a whistle a kind of code only him & his orse understood
  9. May have some family connections = In my records i have on 26th May 1904 at Astley st Stephens in Manchester a Martha Hodson daughter of Geoffrey Hodson (Decesed) married William Lowe the son of James Lowe a Boatman. At Merridale Cemetery Wolverhampton i found 7 Hodson boatmen & their family inc a james Hodson son of William who in 1861 drowned in the canal William is alongside his son he died in 1863 i made a note of the grave numbers . Also have the baptism records for 1870 @ st marys Norwood near Southall Georgiana & Eli Hodson children of John & Mary Ann John gives occupation as Canal Boatman
  10. Lyra in its working boat era was the butty my cousin was born on
  11. Hello Andy A joint effort from my records & look ups from a friend = We could find no more Canal Boatmen following on from Richard direct family in his Children or Grandchildren . Neither of the 2 wives show any connections . His father George porter was a Nail maker & his Wife Martha appears to be a housewife. However i am still following up on the 17 year old lad John who was with Richard whilst he was a boatman as i am almost sure he came from a long line of Boatmen linked to a lot of my Coventry family & connections .So will look into a connection there I will continue to search for you & let you know when i find more as the Coventry lot are big family,s with lots of connections to look into . Some of my boating family to this day never found the need to learn to read or write so i have to rely on the phone & their memories Jeannette
  12. There is a Richard Porter in 1851 Census @ Weston age 55 occupation Boatman he poss married twice in 1843 in fenny Stratford to a Mary who died in Weson in 1842 he then marries a year later again in Weston to a Mira or Mirian Barnes
  13. A conversation with a family member in Coventry Who's wife is part of this Hough family & was also a bridsmaid at their wedding tells me the two boys where their eldest Leslie & Tony
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