Monthly Archives: March 2023

Marina in the electoral registers, 1860 and 1866

Electoral registers are often a neglected source for house histories. Quite apart from giving the names of voters living there, they can provide extra information. For example, you can sometimes gather information on who owned freehold property. Occasionally a tenant is given. Directories give the occupant, but directories are few before about 1885. The priced […]

The Van Biene family

The Hastings and St Leonards Observer, 12 October 1918 issue, contained the following brief notice: Edward van Biene, late manager (3 ½ years) St Leonards Pier, open for employment in similar capacity. 10 Maze Hill. It is odd that he quit (or was he fired ?) before he found a suitable job. The same issue […]