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Contents of February 2004 Journal

Regular Features

Article Page No.
Editorial 2
Postbag 3
IOWRO Report/Accessions 35
Book Shelf 56
New Members 59
Society News 2
IW Mailing List Report 29
Heraldry Group Report 42
Help Wanted 57
Useful Addresses 64
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Inside this Issue

Article Page No.
Old and New Newport
Report on the talk given Mrs Laura Hunt.
6
Taking the Air at Ventnor - from Hospital to Horticulture
Report on talk given by Simon Goodenough, Curator of Ventnor Botanic Gardens.
7
Fort Nelson - Royal Armouries
Report on talk given by Nicholas Hall on the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson, Fareham.
11
BMD Index Update 12
Pedigree Index Annual Update 13
Jane Austen and the Isle of Wight 16
ABROOKS or ANGELLS?
The story of a man emigrating to Australia on the ticket of another man - thus causing future generations of family historians considerable problems.
18
Wartime Fireman's Diary (cont.) 20
Trade Directories 24
St Lawrence - Island Parish 27
AGM and Conference 7th May
Details and form
30
Isle of Wight Writs c1835-c1849
A Report on parchment writs issued to named IOW people.
38
Island Man a Bounty Mutineer
The Story of Matthew Thompson, an Island man, who joined Fletcher Christian's mutiny.
41
On Reading a 1581 will.
A poem on emotions created in the reading of an old will.
43
The OCCOMORE Family on the Isle of Wight. 44
Lydia REASON (1869-1959) The Chronicle of a Freshwater Daughter. 45
RYS Venetia - Abandon Ship List
A most unusual document listing the crew who prepared to abandon a sinking ship.
50
St Lawrence, by guest writer Rebecca Few. 52
IW Industrial Archaeology Society
The history of this Island Society.
58
The Family History Project.
A report on a competition organised by the Family History Channel to write up your family history for TV.
63
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Contents of May 2004 Journal

Regular Features

Article Page No.
Editorial 1
Postbag 4
IOWRO Report/Accessions 34
Book Shelf 52
New Members 58
Society News 2
IW Mailing List Report 32
Heraldry Group Report 48
Help Wanted 53
Useful Addresses 64

Inside this Issue

Article Page No.
Old Newport Pubs
Report on the talk given by Wayne Pritchett
6
Smuggling on the Island and Museum Artifacts
Report on talk given by John Dowling - curator of the Smuggling Museum, Ventnor Botanic Gardens Botanic Gardens.
7
History of Nursing on the Isle of Wight
Report on talk given by Carol Alstrom - Deputy Director Nursing, St Mary's Hospital.
10
The Family of a Dorset Migrant in the Isle of Wight
The story of William John MABB and his children by Clive Mabb
12
More Isle of Wight Writs c1835 to c1849 19
The Diary of Colin Weeks - a fireman in World War ll (continued) 21
Some Eary DRAYTONS
The records of the DRAYTON family
25
Featured 'Help Wanted' request and answer for Clement PRAGNELL 29
Island Parishes: St Nicholas (in Castro) 30
JOLLIFFE - VARNEY
Picture and information about these families
33
Flesh on the Bones - Coleman : Womens's Wills and Inventories 1551-1557 38
Guest Writer - Roy Brinton - Local Historian 44
Calling all FLUX researchers 47
Holidays at Marks Corner - Part 1 47
Computer Archiving of Documents by Anthony Elgar 49
Strays - 1901 Census - West Wittering, Sussex 51

 

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Contents of August 2004 Journal

Regular Features

Article Page No.
Editorial 1
Postbag 4
IOWRO Report/Accessions 34
Book Shelf 56
New Members 59
Society News 2
IW Mailing List Report 29
Heraldry Group Report 42
Help Wanted 57
Useful Addresses 64

Inside this Issue

Article Page No.
Caulkhead Connections with Dorset
Report on talk given by Ken Andrews at the One Day Conference.
6
Personal Reminiscences of Earl Mountbatten
Report of talk at the One Day Conference by Captain Derek Oakley.
8
The Black Death and other Plagues in Southern England with reference to the Isle of Wight.
Report of talk at the One Day Conference by Mr D G Watts
10
Thomas Holis of Shalfleet - Sexton, Postmaster, Shopkeeper.
An article by David Hollis, originally in a local publication and reproduced with permission.
13
George Clarke R.N.
An article by Angela McMurtry about the Merchant Navy and Naval career of her ancestor.
15
Featured 'Help Wanted' request for help
Finding the location of the great-great-grandfather's cottage and burial place and answer for John Philpot and the Editor's suggestions.
18
Concluding the Diary of Colin Weeks, a Fireman in Worl War II 19
George Hick - Breakthrough at Kew
A description of successful research done on a IWFHS Coach trip to the National Archives at Kew.
22
Holidays at Marks Corner - Part II
Description of Marks Corner as it was in times gone by.
24
Ann Downer - Biddlecombe or Wilstead
Janet Griffin recounts her problems in sorting out who married Ann Downer.
30
Adult Educational Course 2004/5 34
Isle of Wight Parishes - Sandown 37
The Funeral of Young Ryde Fireman
An account of the gallantry and funeral of Mr Herbert Dewey.
40
Some even Earlier DRAYTONS
A further installment into the DRAYTON family by Paul and Ann Drayton
44
Focus on Niton
2004 Ventnor Heritage Museum Exhibition
50
Guest Writer - Rob Martin
Rob Martin writes about Newport in the 17th Century as being a place of Dirt, Dung and Disease.
51
Somerset & Dorset FHS Software
Software from Somerset & Dorset which contains much information about the Isle of Wight.
54
Isle of Wight Local History Forum: Member Group - Shanklin & District History Society. 58
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Contents of November 2004 Journal

Regular Features

Article Page No.
Editorial 1
Postbag 4
IOWRO Report/Accessions 35
New Members 59
Society News 2
IW Mailing List Report 30
Heraldry Group Report 42
Help Wanted 56
Useful Addresses 64
Committee cover
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Inside this Issue

Article Page No.
Weald and Downland Museum
An account of the very successful Summer outing of the Society to this museum
6
Domestic and Industrial Uses of Plants
Report of talk given by Robin Martin of how plants have been used in many ways by society through the centuries.
8
Dances of Our Ancestors
Report of talk and demonstration of dances given by Roy Middlebrook and Mr Baker's Dozen
11
The Decorative Features of Some of Isle of Wight Buildings.
Report on talk given by Jill Reilly
14
Help Wanted Feature
The Editor's reply to a letter about Irish ancestry
17
A Journey in the Lanchester - A Dinnis Day Out
An account of a car and a journey made by the Dinnis family in 1933 by Alan Dinnis.
18
Groves of Freshwater
Pictures of the Groves family.
21
Bankruptcy - The Case of Alfred Trim
An account of a long drawn out bankruptcy case reported in the Newspaper.
23
Holidays at Marks Corner - Part III
Description of Marks Corner as it was in times gone by.
24
Lost Parish Register Entries from Whippingham Somerset or Somar or Summers 29
How Far Back Can You Go?
Describing how being connected to noblility or royalty can help with tracing a family.
37
Isle of Wight Parishes - Shalfleet 40
The Pedigree Index Update
A list of the families for whom the Society holds a family tree
45
Isle of Wight Family History Society collection of Microfiche and CD ROM 48
Guest Writer - Dr Joanna Jones
Extensive information gained from the Swainston Estate survey of 1620
51
Talk on BMD Project by David Broughton
David Broughton, who programmed the data gathered by the BMD volunteers, gave an account of how this was done.
54
Isle of Wight Local History Forum: Member Group - Friends of Carisbrooke Castle Museum.
The aims and activities of the Friends of Carisbrooke Castle.
58