A Military Report

A Descendent Tree Chart

How the Research Will be Presented

You will receive a genealogy report. This can be emailed to you or I can burn it to a disk ~ it can be printed but I will have to make a charge for this.

I  can also email any certificates, census returns, baptisms etc., found online, or print for you.

I can also email a tree chart or burn to a disk. I don't have access to a large printer but would be very happy to find a printer who would be able to print a large chart. I can print A4 copies of charts if a small tree. 

I do try to fill in the background and put into context the areas your ancestors came from, so will, should you want me to, look at reports using primary or secondary sources, giving credits to the author or source, however, this will add to the cost of research if paying £12 per hour.

A Genealogy Report

Fourth Generation

  1. Thomas RICE [1844], son of Thomas RICE [3511], was born  circa 1836 in Mile End, Middlesex.4 He married Elizabeth RADCLIFFE on 19 June 1858 in St James the Great, Bethnal Green, Middlesex. Elizabeth and Thomas were both single when they were married by Banns. They were both living in Bethnal Green. Thomas was a mariner. Their witnesses were Elizabeth's sister, Georgianna Rudd and Eliza Tye? 

It’s not been possible to find Elizabeth and Thomas on the 1861 census.

He and Elizabeth appeared in the census in 1871 in 35 James' Place, Ratcliff, London when he was 36 and she was 34. Elizabeth and Thomas had five of their children with them: George, Thomas, William, James and Elizabeth. Thomas Snr was a general labourer. In 1880 Thomas was a tide waiter.2 He and Elizabeth appeared in the census in 1881 in 15 S Juniper Street, Shadwell, London when he was 44 and she was 42. Elizabeth and Thomas had eight of their children with them: George, Thomas, William, James, Henry, Mary, Elizabeth and Alfred. Thomas Snr was a dock labourer. In 1885 Thomas was a lighterman.5 He and Elizabeth appeared in the census in 1891 in 5 L Juniper Street, Shadwell, London when he was 54 and she was 52. Elizabeth and Thomas had five of their children with them: George [he was a widower by then], William, James, Mary and Alfred. In 1893 Thomas was a Pilot. The source was his son George's marriage certificate. In 1900 Thomas was a Pilot. He and Elizabeth appeared in the census in 1901 in 5L Juniper Street, Shadwell, London when he was 65 and she was 62. Elizabeth and Thomas had three of their children with them: William, James and Mary. Thomas was a dock labourer, worker. In 1909 Thomas was a Dock Labourer. Source: daughter Mary Ann's marriage.

Thomas died in 1909 in West Ham RD, Essex. Tbc. 

Source: Booth's Online Archive:

BLACK: Lowest class. Vicious, semi-criminal.

DARK BLUE: Very poor, casual. Chronic want.

LIGHT BLUE: Poor. 18s. to 21s. a week for a moderate family

PURPLE: Mixed. Some comfortable others poor

PINK: Fairly comfortable. Good ordinary earnings.

RED: Middle class. Well-to-do.

YELLOW: Upper-middle and Upper classes. Wealthy. 

‘Changes due to demolition & rebuilding...Juniper Street, a street of 4 storied industrial dwellings, dismal, ugly,   dark, unrelieved,  flush with pavement, no colour,  in a hollow, built 1880, at SW end by the carriage way, a single 3 storey house built 1845, with a yard to itself, first pink. The rest purple, tough, dismal, the street is respectable.’

Ancestor Outline

 Ethel MITCHELL (1885-1963)

1 Ethel Jessie MITCHELL (1885-1963) [2936].  Born 28 Oct 1885, 6 Western Lane, Clapham, Surrey.  Marr Charles PALMER 23 Feb 1908, Church of the Ascension, Malwood Rd, Balham, London.  Ethel and Charles were both single when they were married by Banns. Charles was living at his parents house at 52 Caistor Road, Balham. Ethel was living at her parents house at 12 Temperley Road. Charles was a chauffeur. Their witnesses were Charles's twin brother Albert Palmer and Albert Davis.  Died 13 Aug 1963, 353  Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London.  Cause: 1a)Recurrent Cerebal Thrombosis. b) Hypertension. c) Old age.

Died at her daughter Joan's house. Ethel, her daughter, registered the death 14th August 1963.

The only Jessie I could find [no Ethel's found] was living in Lambeth and working as a scullery maid. Her age was given as 17, her place of birth West Norwood.

2 John MITCHELL (1851?-1932) [2947].  Born 1851 (app), Bray, Berkshire.  Marr Louisa WIGGINS 9 Feb 1875, The Parish Church, Clapham, London  England.  Marr Annie TAYLOR 2 Sep 1916, St Mary's, Balham.  John and Annie were married after Banns. They were both widowed; Annie had been married to a Mr. Langridge. Their witnesses were H.W. May, W.E. Mitchell, Mary L. May, May Taylor and E. Viney. They were both resident at 6 Balham Grove. John was still a gardener. John was aged 64 and Annie 62.  Died 25 Jun 1932, Wandsworth, London.  Buried 29 Jun 1932, Wandsworth Cemetary, Magdalen Road, London.  He is buried with Louisa.

John was fond of IPA beer and every year John and Annie went down to Truro to stay with Arthur & Florence. Florence had to go out to the local brewer and lay in a small stock of IPA just for the duration.

Source: Martin Mitchell 

'Our dear Dad John Mitchell passed away on June 25th 1932 age 80 years'    

Source: Family bible-copy sent by Martin Mitchell 

At four o'clock in the summer he always walked home past 30 Blandfield Road where she lived, for a chat.

His second wife Annie, would iron the bed sheets every evening to warm them. 

Every Sunday Jessie Palmer [nee Mitchell] would make a seed cake. Win and her sisters would argue whose turn it was to take it to Annie and John living in Temperley Road.

Source: Winifred Caston [nee Palmer] his granddaughter.

When John's daughter Winifred married in 1916, he was one of the witnesses. 

John was working for Samuel Fisher as a gardener. He was aged 19. Samuel had 5 daughters, two of whom were called Ethel and Constance.  Samuel also had a son called Herbert.  I think it's interesting that John and Louisa named their children these names, and wonder if John was very fond of his boss and his family.

Source: 1871 census 

Source: Charles Booth Archive:

BLACK: Lowest class. Vicious, semi-criminal.

DARK BLUE: Very poor, casual. Chronic want.

LIGHT BLUE: Poor. 18s. to 21s. a week for a moderate family

PURPLE: Mixed. Some comfortable others poor

PINK: Fairly comfortable. Good ordinary earnings.

RED: Middle class. Well-to-do.

YELLOW: Upper-middle and Upper classes. Wealthy. 

'Western Lane- semi-det.cottages with garden: purple to l.b'

There were three rooms, the kitchen was counted as a room, but the bath room or closet wasn't.

4 David MITCHELL (1818?-1865) [4756].  Born 1818 (app), Winkfield, Berkshire.  Christened 23 Aug 1818, All Saints, Binfield, Berkshire.  Marr Emma BOLTON 1847, Cookham Registration District, Berkshire.  Marr Jane MASKELL 29 Dec 1851, St Michael's, Bray, Berkshire.  Jane and David were both widowed. They were both resident at Kimbers Lane, Bray. Their witnesses were Thomas Miles and Thomas Jones who was the only one who signed the register.  Died 1865, Berkshire.