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James Skinner

Postby tinkersuz85 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:49 pm

My nan who is mrs kay hunt, has a book my James Skinner which is 'Images of England West Drayton and Yiewsley'. Which has pictures of my ancesters which where the Crockett's and would like to know if anyone knows anything about this time or have pictures or information.


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Re: James Skinner

Postby Sylcec » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:06 pm

Hi there Suzanne - welcome to this forum. For us to help you research the CROCKETT family of Yiewsley/West Drayton we really need a bit more information from you. For instance "which time" are you referring to? Do you have a specific ancestor in mind?
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Re: James Skinner

Postby tinkersuz85 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:06 pm

early 1900, the parents have been born in the 1800's the parents are called james and Rebecca and they had 12 children and they lived in Winnock road yiewsley uxbridge.
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Re: James Skinner

Postby woodchal » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:12 pm

In general we all need a bit more information to make any start. In fact any thing you know
Date of Birth, birth place, occupation. Names and date of birth of any of the 12 children, wedding anniversary... any scrap of information.

Someone is researching this family on ancestry- James George Crockett born in Scotland, brickmaker who married Rebecca Summerfield with these children (12)

Eliza Ann Crockett 1882–1959 

Annie Crockett 1886– 

Frederick Henry Crockett 1887– 

Nellie Crockett 1889– 

James Crockett 1891– 

Arthur Edward Crockett 1894– 

Winnifred Dorothy Crockett 1895– 

William Cecil Crockett 1896– 

Beatrice Maud Crockett 1897– 

Rosa Fanny Crockett 1899– 

Alice Crockett 1904– 

Ruby Irene Crockett 1905– 

Anything ring a bell here?
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Re: James Skinner

Postby tinkersuz85 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:25 pm

yes they all ring a bell with me. I am just wandering about other information pictures etc
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Re: James Skinner

Postby JMcK » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:43 pm

Google is your friend. There are websites such as

This is the website of the Uxbridge local history and archives society. They have monthly meetings, lectures etc. It looks as though you can subscribe to a publication. The Uxbridge record. The enquiry link is right at the bottom of the page.
They would know where past issues are held and one would hope there might be an index.

Try to be fairly specific about what it is you want to know before you contact them.

Similarly West Drayton has an historical society ... 4557388623

There are bound to be other books than the one you have, you might be able to see some for free on google books etc, but you might see what you can get on interloan from your local library.

You can also read old newspapers online. These require subscriptions but again, a local library may have a subscription you can use.
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