Do any forumists know of any publications that show old photographs of essex place and/or mills row in acton?My family research suggests that my ancestors were living in the area from the mid 1860's possibly earlier.I am also looking for possible cemeteries that they may have been interred but I am having no luck through the council contact for cemeteries.Thanks.William Hearne.
William Hearne ● 6074d13 Comments
Hi Ann I am not sure if you are still a member of this forum.I am related to the Hearne's of Mills Row and I have subsequently established that they were from Cork too.Sam
Samantha Hearne ● 190d
Hi, sorry for not replying but I didn't receive anything saying that there were replies to this post. I was going through my family history notes and just checked this link. I hope everyone's still here! My ancestor John Thomas O'Neill lived down Mills Row with his wife Emma Curtis and family from the 1890s onwards. We were told the O'Neills came from Cork but we haven't verified that yet.Ann
Ann Coyne ● 3796d
I'm sure that the Acton History Group - http://www.actonhistory.co.uk/acton/page2.html - would be happy to help.
Nancy Duin ● 4467d
I totally agree, once this knowledge is lost it is lost forever if it is not passed on.Thankyou jim for posting the map again, appreciated, as was the hospitality shown by yourself and chiswick library and the people of chiswick when I last visited to look around my ancestors former stomping ground.
William Hearne ● 4470d
Ann, Looking at a more recent map you will see Belmont Raod which is still there today. It is close to Mill's Row.In Kelly's 1938 Directory a Mrs O'Neill was living at 5 Belmont Terrace, Belmont Road. A visit to Chiswick Local Studies library should reap much information for you about the O'Neills in that area.
Jim Lawes ● 4470d
Good luck with tracing your families. We should all write down everything we know and can remember about our parents and grandparents and pass it on to our childen.
Munira Khan ● 4470d
Hello Ann, it is highly likely ours are different ancestors with a similar residential link.My "Hearne" ancestors originated from Cork, they are shown as living in the places you mention plus others throughout different census records.What is the link with mills row that you have Ann ?Regards,Bill.
William Hearne ● 4471d
Hi, I've just come across these posts about Packhorse Square and Essex Place/Mills Row. I am also researching these places. My great great grandparents John and Mary O'Neill were living in Packhorse Square in 1871 onwards, and my great grandfather William O'Neill at 71 Essex Place in 1891. I was just wondering whether you were researching the same ancestors?Regards,Ann
Ann Coyne ● 4471d
"As Richard said we having been posting messages to you on the Chiswick Forum about Mills Row....and more recently about PACKHORSE SQUARE. The map for the later ..showing Mills Row too!! Did you see that?"Sorry for the confusion chaps, multiple postings.According to the 1881 census mills row is in acton, in the 1871 census packhorse square is in chiswick, my ggg gf and his wife are listed as agricultural labourers.I have not yet been down to acton yet I am intending to, I live in cheshire.Thanks again,William.
William Hearne ● 6073d
That map is dated 1864..and is of the Turnham Green, Acton Lane area of Chiswck.Looking again at those dotted lines..maybe Mills Row was in Acton in those days!!
Jim Lawes ● 6074d
WilliamAs Richard said we having been posting messages to you on the Chiswick Forum about Mills Row....and more recently about PACKHORSE SQUARE. The map for the later ..showing Mills Row too!! Did you see that?ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooHave you tried the Referance Section at Acton W3 library..or have all the records gone to Ealing Town Hall Library?Regarding burials,cremations etc in the London Borough of Hounslow...I believe the expert you should speak to is Mr Alan Rice, at the Cemeteries Dept, at CIP Hanworth.http://www.hounslow.info/cemeteriesHappy searching.
Jim Lawes ● 6074d