Contents of 2003 Journals

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Contents of February 2003 Journal

Article

Page No.

Rescue on the Owers Shoals 1867
Accounts from several sources of the gallant rescue by Royal Yacht 'Urania' of 5 crew members on the 'Cabererfaigh' on 18th March 1867
2
Thomas Atkey - Cordwainer of Shalfleet
The Story of Thomas Atkey and Shalfleet village, the ancestral home of the Atkey family.
6
Dickens and the Isle of Wight
An account of a talk given to the Society by two members of the Charles Dickens Fellowship.
10
Women at Sea
A Request for information about Mary Sperring who was present at the Battle of Trafalgar.
13
Island Parishes - Niton
Information about the Parish of Niton
16
1881 Census - Royal Navy
Sailors and passengers who were at sea on the night of the 1881 Census.
18
Arreton in Wartime during my Childhood
War time memories of Arreton
26
AGM & One Day Conference
Programme of events for this occasion.
31
New Books
List and review of new books in the library.
35
Comments on the Proposed Constitutional Changes
The Constitution of the Society and proposed changes.
36
Pedigree Index Update
An up-to-date list of the Pedigrees held by the Society.
40
The American Civil War - English Involvement
An account of a talk given to the Society on this subject.
46
Heraldry Group
A report on the Activities of the Heraldry Group attached to the Society.
50
The Story of W.I. House
An account of finding a home for the Women's Institute on the Island.
53
Food for Thought
'The History of Sainsburys' from a talk given by the Store Manager of Sainsburys Supermarket in the IOW.
54
Committee Vacancies
Bookstall Manager and Editor positions on the committee vacant (editor now filled).
58
Our New Website
Some statistics about our new website.
60
New Members
List of our new members.
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Contents of May 2003 Journal

Article

Page No.

Little Jane - A History of her Story
Jane, was a young girl from Brading who caught the imagination of a young clergyman, the Rev. Leigh Richmond, who wrote about her in a series of stories that he wrote about the Island. Her grave is now mentioned in guide books on the Island.
2
American Civil War
A Member's reply to the account of a talk given in the February journal.
14
An addition to "On the Study of Isle of Wight Surnames: A Retrospective"
Silvio Brendler adds information about Island surnames in a previous article of his published in August 2001.
18
Fireman Colin Weekes of Ryde.
Colin Weekes was a fireman in WW1 who wrote of his experiences in the fire service. This is part 1 of a series.
20
The Story of the WI House from 1921 - 1991.
A conclusion of the history of the Women's Institute house from the February journal.
24
The Atkey Family of Cowes.
A continuation of stories of the Atkey family.
26
Island Parishes - Northwood.
Part of a series on the Parishes of the Island.
32
Memories of Emma and Frank Toogood of Freshwater
A transcription of the memories of a Freshwater couple recorded in 1961.
34
Social Evening
An account of the Society's annual social evening on 6th January.
43
Letters from Palestine
Two letters written by William John Bazley, B. Coy, 1st Garr. Batt, Devon Regt. to his sister in 1918 from Palestine.
44
Shanklin Auction Rooms
A Write up of a talk given on this subject to the members by the auctioneer and Valuer of the Shanklin Auction Rooms.
48
Hugh de Morville - A Legend
The legend of a Knight who was alleged to have murdered Thomas a Becket.
51
I.W.F.H.S. Heraldry Group
An account of the activities carried out by the Heraldry Group.
52
Computers for Family History
Reported account of a talk on this subject given by Tony Elgar.
54
New Members
New members to the Society since February 2003.
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Contents of August 2003 Journal

Article

Page No.

One Day Conference
Report and pictures of the One Day Conference with the theme of "Upstairs, Downstairs".
2
Garrets, Grooms and Gardeners
Report of talk given by Richard Smout, IOW County Record Office archivist, at the One Day Conference on the lives of domestic servants through times past up to 1920.
4
Beatrice of Kingston Lacy
Report of talk given by David Smith at the One Day Conference on the life of Beatrice, a servant at Kingston Lacy.
7
How we used to live - 1851
A very comprehensive talk at the One Day Conference made by Janet Few of different aspects of life in England taken from the 1851 Cenus.
10
Brenda James
An obituary for Brenda James, our founder.
15
New Members
A list of new members to the Society since May 2003.
15
Curt Cuttings
Some amusing snippits from past newspaper notices.
20
WEA Family History Course
An article giving information about a course to be run on Family History this coming winter.
23
HERALDRY GROUP
Information about the future programme and activities of the Heraldry Group.
24
"French plan tip on 1488 British war grave."
An account of the fight by Britons living in the are of St Aubin du Cormier, Britany to preserve the site of a battlefield where 500 English bowmen were slain in 1488.
25
Interesting Ancestors
A report on a talk given by Robin Thornton.
27
Ventnor Heritage Museum
Information about an exhibition entitled "From Cottage Door to Castle Gate" being hosted by the Ventnor Heritage Museum.
31
Letter to the Editor
A suggestion by a member for a change of venue for the Society's annual dinner.
32
Buckingham 1851 Census Strays for the Isle of Wight 33
Musical Strays from London to Freshwater 35
Colin Weeks
A continuation of the diary of Colin Weeks, a fireman in WW1.
37
A History of Burials and Cemeteries
A report on a talk given by Malcolm Houghton, manager of the Isle of Wight Crematorium.
43
A Barrowload of Stones
An account of a member's research into her Lale/Leal ancestry.
47
Island Parishes - Ryde
Part of a series on the Parishes of the Island.
51
"Who is E.L.M.?" - Mystery Solved
The identification of a memorial in Freshwater made.
54
Help Wanted
Members requests for help in their research.
55
An Island Dream
A light hearted poem using Island names.
59
Charles Tarrant Bloom
The history of an Island man.
60
Members' Interests List
Information about the Members' Interests List on our Web site.
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Contents of November 2003 Journal

Article

Page No.

Royal Navy and Royal Marines
Account of a talk given by Mike North on some history of the RN & RM and their presence on the IOW during the World Wars.
3
Treasures of the Archives
Talk by Alison Drew, archivist at the Portsmouth Record Office of their holdings there.
7
Ventnor from Century to Century
Talk and slide show by Fay Brown.
9
My First IWFHS Coach Trip to the Family Records Office
Description of what Eric Griffin found at the FRC.
11
Chale Parish Marriages 1900-1910.
Omitted from the Edwardian Marriage Index.

Missing records found.
15
News from the Society
News of Annual dinner and Resource room.
17
Continued story of Colin Weeks.
Fireman in WW1
18
MOORE meeting at the Hare & Hounds.
An account of the MOORE family reunion.
23
Simple rules for Sea-side enjoyment.
Copy from IOW Chronicle of Thursday 20 July 1876 with its (for us) amusing recommendations.
24
Help Wanted.
A plea for help on nautical matters from a member with an answer from the editor.
25
Royal Yacht Squadron Archive.
Information Leaflet No 7 - Yacht Crew.
26
Isle of Wight BMD Index
Information about the BMD Index for the Isle of Wight which is now being put on the Society Website.
28
ISLE-OF-WIGHT-L@rootsweb.com
Monitor's Report on this valuable Email list.
29
ISLE OF WIGHT RECORD OFFICE
A report from Richard Smout, IW Record Office Archivist, on holdings at the Record Office.
35
How I Found the Silver Family on the Internet
An account of Hilary Lloyd's problems and successes in using the Internet for her family history.
40
IWFHS Heraldry Group
A report on the activities of the Heraldry Group.
42
The RACKETT Family
Some information and unanswered questions concerning this family.
43
Island Parishes: St Helens
Continuing the reports on Island Parishes,
46
Thomas ATKEY (1826-1857) A Royal Marine and the Indian Mutiny of 1857
A comprehensive account of the life and times of Thomas Atkey.
49
Guest Writer - Patrick Nott
Patrick Nott, retired college lecturer, has chosen as his subject THOMAS WHYTEHEAD 1815-1843, A sometime curate at Freshwater and translator of hymns into Maori.
53
Bookshelf
New books added to the Society's library.
56
HELP WANTED
Members' pleas for help in their research.
57
New Members
New Members listed with their research names.
59
The Parish Chest
New method of paying subscriptions by credit card.
63
Useful Webistes 64