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John Moushall 1789-1867: Ivory Turner
Presenter: Jenny Scammell
Jenny Scammell outlines her research into the life of her ancestor John Moushall who was an ivory turner in Birmingham and Manchester in the first half of the 19th century.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories
Booth Hodgetts and Staffordshire Resources
Presenter: Susan Wight
Susan describes the life of Booth Hodgetts, 1758-1822, a nail ironmonger and industrialist, from Dudley, the capital of the Black Country. She also discusses various sources of Staffordshire records.
Topics related to this webcast: Counties-of-Northern-England-Discussion-Circle, Family-Histories
The Copp Family: Honiton Lace Artisans
Presenter: Cathy Carman
Cathy describes the Honiton Lace making Industry of South-west England through the lens of her ancestors the Copp Family of Exmouth, Devon.
Topics related to this webcast: Devon, Family-Histories
Whitmore Hall in Staffordshire. Back to the Doomsday Book
Presenter: Anne Young
Whitmore Hall is one of the few properties in England that has remained in the same family for over 900 years. Anne Young speaks about her family’s connection to the house dating back to the reign of William the Conquerer.
Topics related to this webcast: England, Family-Histories
Baxter Bagshaw: Name Change - Who Dunit
Presenter: Jennifer Baxter
Jennifer describes her research to understand and resolve the mystery of when and why her family name was changed and by whom.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories
The Potteries and My Family
Presenter: Diana Palayan
Diana describes her life of her ancestors who lived and worked in the potteries in Staffordshire. She also outlines the resources available for family history research in the area.
Topics related to this webcast: England, Family-Histories, Occupations
Burr Family: Gold and Footscray Connections
Presenter: Neil Horsburgh
Neil relates the story of Novello Nettelingham Burr, who was born on the Victorian goldfields, married into the Cant family who had Mormon convictions, lived in Utah before returning to a life in Footscray.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories, Victoria
William Smith: Dissenter and Parliamentarian
Presenter: Peter Collins
Peter Collins describes the life of William Smith, a UK Parliamentarian from 1784 to 1830. William Smith campaigned for the abolition of slavery and championed the Doctrine of the Trinity Act 1813 which made it legal to practice Unitarianism.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories
Actors in London: Three Generations of an Acting Family
Presenter: Lynda Collier
Lynda Collier talks about three generations of the Robert's Family who were actors in London.
Topics related to this webcast: Actors, Family-Histories
Convict shackle marks
Presenter: James Guthrie
James tells the story of his convict ancestors and their journey from the West Riding of Yorkshire to Tasmania and then Victoria where they overcame the stigma of the convict shakles.
Topics related to this webcast: Convicts, Family-Histories, Tasmania
Marriage Settlement and the Ewbanke Family
Presenter: Brian Reid
Brian Reid discusses the subject of the marriage settlement laws across the 17th to 20th centuries through the lens of the Ewbanke family
Topics related to this webcast: England, Family-Histories
Ann Hinchliff and the 1852 Holmfirth Flood
Presenter: Ann Wilson-Wilde
Ann describes her ancestors experience with the devastating flood of 1852 in the Holmfirth area of Yorkshire.
Topics related to this webcast: Counties-of-Northern-England-Discussion-Circle, Family-Histories