The Will of William Valentine Wait (1791-1857)

The Will of William Valentine Wait. Wills can give the family historian details of an ancestors life that  can not be found anywhere else. This is the Will of my 4x great-grandfather’s son William Valentine Wait (1791-1857). His name was wrongly recorded as William ‘Balentine’ Wait amongst the baptism records…

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Walter Coward: The Iron Man of Islington

Walter Coward: The Iron Man of Islington. Occasionally, during the 1960s and early 70s, my family would visit my Nan and Uncle John in London. After growing up in Kent, it was exciting to experience the sights and sounds of the old city. I have many happy memories of those…

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How Do I Start My Family Tree?

  How do you start to research your family tree? The answer is simple: with a pen and paper! The most important action to begin with is to talk to your relatives, write down their stories and take notes of all the details they reveal. It can’t be emphasised enough…

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