I was commissioned to write an article for the February edition of Discover Your Ancestors Magazine by their main sponsor TheGenealogist on various records that could be useful when looking for an ancestor’s address over time.
The piece used for its example the well known politician, Sir Robert Peel who was twice PM of the UK, founded the Metropolitan Police and on his estate in Tamworth created a breed of pigs! I find his addresses in a number of resources including his Staffordshire estate in the Tithe records, his leased London House in the same record set, his Kent property in the poll and electoral books, his official residence in the Newspapers & Magazines and then there are the other sets that can help you to track down your ancestor such as entries in educational records, residential and trade directories and so on.
The Discover Your Ancestors online magazine is out now for February 2021 and you may find some of this months other articles equally educating!
- Victoria’s transatlantic treat: Caroline Roope tells the story of when Buffalo Bill amused the queen
- Kindness everywhere: Keith Gregson discovers that concern for birds is not something new, as he tells the story of the hugely successful Dicky Bird Society
- PM, pig breeder and police pioneer: Nick Thorne traces residential records for the two times prime minister of the United Kingdom. Sir Robert Peel
- The strange case of Lucy Strange: In the midst of WW1, one woman lost both her life and her public reputation: so why didn’t Lucy Mary Strange’s family get justice? By Nell Darby
- The untold story of ‘Doctor Dick’: Will Hazell investigates the chequered career of a man who scandalised Cornwall in the late 19th century
- History in the details: Materials – wool (part 1)