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Thursday, 11 February 2016

NWKFHS is lucky with its members

I'm surprised by the number of members of our society who have written books about the local area, trades and their families. From WW1 to deer parks, Villages (Igtham) to Watermen and Football clubs, its an amazing range of topics.

Now Sarah Ingle has written 'William Ince, cabinet maker 1737-1804, his life and ancestry. As some one who has cabinet-makers in the family I look forward to reading Sarah's book. My family did not warrant an entry in 'London Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 by Sir Ambrose Heal reprinted and published in 1988 by Portman books but Sarah's gets a large entry (p95).

William Ince was in partnership with John Mayhew at Marshall Street and Broad Street. John Mayhew was the grandfather of Henry Mayhew the author of 'London Labour, London Poor'.

Most families have interesting stories about the events, occupations and places their ancestors were involved in. Our Journal is the place to record these happens with an article, if you don't feel up to writing a book.