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                    A Celebration of Family History




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History Time Line

1700  1800  1900

Key Events / Images DATE Key People

11th Century


1070 William the Conqueror invites Jewish Merchants to England.  Jews were money lenders and traders.

Christians were forbidden to lend money for interest, usury, because of regulations in the New Testament.   Jews loaned money to the King, the Church and to Christian merchants in the city

Information contained in Winchester City Council | Winchester university leaflet 'Medieval Jewish Trail.

16th Century     Hugeunots    
1678   Coal Smelting    

Jonas Hanway


Founder of the Marine Society which took young boys off the streets and trained them to be sailors

1756      Marine Society founded

202 Lambeth Road London SE1 7JW

1760   'First' Industrial revolution starts and lasts to 1820/1840ish    
1800   Tramways in England.   Horse pulled double decker carriages    

1800 Poor farm Map of London.

including Wills' worsted manufactory, the Borough, later Willis and Fry and then Fry and Fitch.   Marlborough House Peckham, Cadmers Minories, Overtons Mile End, Sykes and Newall Mile End, Deconds Mile End and Old Ford, Barclays - later Byas's Grove Hall, Pond-side House Bethnal Green, Hughes and PhilipsHoxton, Tipples, Queen Street and Hoxton, Robertsons, Hoxton, Suttons City Farm House, Perrys, Islington, Pauper flax Mill, Hounslow, Showells, Bear Lane.

1805     Battle of Trafalgar    

1825        George Stephenson Locomotion No.1 was the first public railway transportation

27 September 1825 Stockton and Darlington Railway route opens.


Charles Booth

March 1840 – November 1916

London School of Economics online

access to Charles Booth research

Charles Booth maps indicating the social strata of each road/area




Thomas Hardy

June 1840 – January 1928

Hardy worked in St Pancras moving the bodies and bones of those buried in the graveyard which was so full, human bones stuck out of the ground.   A new cemetery was allocated.

The London Midland railway company used the ground as part of their London St Pancras terminus



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