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Re: George Frederick Helsden born 22/12/1822

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:28 am
by Justmaz
happyfeet48... we have replied to your message and hope that you have received it. I can see how frustrating this is for you as Adolphus didn’t share his former life with his family.. Our grandfather was his son William who, as he was left at a young age along with his sister didn’t even know his own birth date let alone any real information on his father. We were hoping that Adolphus may have told stories of his father or grandfather. Any little piece of information may help no matter how insignificant it may seem.

Re: George Frederick Helsden born 22/12/1822

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:07 am
by sparrow
Maz I see from the weekly update from FMP (to which i don't have a current membership) that a new set of burial records have just gone on line for 'Thames and Medway' and that they include hospital ships (forerunners of the Dreadnought Hospital). If you have FMP membership might be worth a look?
Cheers Margaret (aka sparrow)

Re: George Frederick Helsden born 22/12/1822

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:27 am
by Justmaz
Thanks Margaret, we haven’t got FMP membership at the moment, we tend to shift from one to another but I think it could be worth signing up for a while to see if there is any records that are of use to us. Thanks again
Kind regards Marilyn

Re: George Frederick Helsden born 22/12/1822

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:24 am
by happyfeet48
This site won let me post

Re: George Frederick Helsden born 22/12/1822

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:13 pm
by Justmaz
happyfeet48 wrote:This site won let me post


Won’t it let you post on the forum either or is it just private messages?....I received your latest private message and have responded. And the message above posted ok....
Marilyn

Re: George Frederick Helsden born 22/12/1822

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:09 am
by Alanmg
Hi Iam Alan Gagg, the son of Florence Helsden,my grandfather was William Helsden,His Father Adolphus Helsden,grandfather George Helsden. Got lots of info on the Helsdens and have pm'd you as well.
Alan

Re: George Frederick Helsden born 22/12/1822

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:21 pm
by ianbee
AdrianB38 wrote:NB - for info - the TNA Discovery Catalogue entry for ADM 139/19/1853 gives this:
ADM 139 - Admiralty: Royal Navy Continuous Service Engagement Books
Name: Helsden, George
Place of Birth: At Sea off the Tagus
Continuous Service Number: 1853
Date of Volunteering: 01 July 1853
Date of Birth: 24 December 1822


This can now be seen - after a fashion - on TNA wesbsite using their image viewer
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.u ... r/C9523070

The previously distorted images provided on there seem to have been recently replaced with watermarked images. Not perfect, but an improvement?

Re: George Frederick Helsden born 22/12/1822

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:09 am
by DarrenP
What an interesting thread. Despite the frustrations in finding the facts this is the sort of search that makes family history interesting in my opinion.
Can I offer some thoughts of my own?
I would be looking at the dock worker mentioned earlier in this thread. I think the post mentioned working on the docks for 11 years; this would tie in with the James Helsden in the hospital. It would not have been uncommon for boys of 9 or 10 to start working on the docks.
And lastly, look for all George or Frederick Helsden's in the 1841 census. From my experience middle names often went missing in this census.
Hope this helps.

Re: George Frederick Helsden born 22/12/1822

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:12 am
by DarrenP
I forgot to add: don't assume illiteracy when both parties did not sign. It was not uncommon for the bride to feign illiteracy to not embarrass her husband.