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    I have came across a line of boat people, in my tree, i have had a quick google but to no avail, does anyone please know of any sites that may be of use, they tended to be around the Warwickshire Waterways. Thank U

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    Found some results.............

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      #3
      Hi Pat - just in case you hadn't looked already, there are some links here :-

      http://www.familytreeforum.com/wiki/...Canal_Carriers
      Joan

      "Nepotism - We promote family values here as often as we promote family members"- Larry Kersten, American sociologist and author

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        #4
        Morning Mug

        Thank you, will have a dig around there today.

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          #5
          Pat, you may have seen this site but I am sure it gives links to a lot more. Clicking on Canal heritage brings up some really good stuff.

          Worcester & Birmingham Canal
          Daphne

          Looking for Northey, Goodfellow, Jobes, Heal, Lilburn, Curry, Gay, Carpenter, Johns, Harris, Vigus from Cornwall, Somerset, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, USA, Australia.

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            #6
            There are a number of people who specialise in tracing boat people's family history. From bits seen on "Waterworld", the boat museum at Gloucester and possibly the waterways museum at Stoke Bruerne could be a starting point. British Waterways inherited a lot of carrying company records of who was running which boats pre-nationalisation.
            Uncle John

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              #7
              There is a List on Rootsweb that seems fairly active: RootsWeb: ENG-CANAL-PEOPLE-L Archives
              Let's re-arrange the deck-chairs

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                #8
                Thank you - I will be busy with these, they are not close rellies, but i would like to know what they did while living on canal, as they were there for most of there lives, and then there children went on to live on the canal.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Uncle John View Post
                  There are a number of people who specialise in tracing boat people's family history.
                  They must be gluttons for punishment!

                  Good luck, Pat

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                    #10
                    When were your boat people around Pat? I have a BBC record of archive recordings of canal people, what names do you have?
                    Mavis
                    Dust is a noun, never a verb;)

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                      #11
                      I'd be interested to know the names as well Pat. I've a lot of boat-builders in Coventry at Hawkesbury Junction .....
                      Let's re-arrange the deck-chairs

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                        #12
                        Quote:
                        Originally Posted by Uncle John
                        There are a number of people who specialise in tracing boat people's family history.

                        They must be gluttons for punishment!

                        Many of them were born or descended from boat people themselves.
                        Uncle John

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                          #13
                          The family i am looking at are the Hirons, and a lot of them originated from Stratford and there abouts.

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                            #14
                            ronnie wood of rolling stones came from boat people
                            wye surrey/london/birmingham
                            lawrence/laurence berkshire/london/norfolk
                            hall harrison cook/e pratt surrey
                            ebbage maltby pratt norfolk
                            herbert pratt yorkshire/hampshire
                            armstrong/rickinson/harrison/beddington yorkshire

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                              #15
                              Shame, no Hirons listed on my record!
                              Mavis
                              Dust is a noun, never a verb;)

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                                #16
                                Thanks mavis.

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