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I am researching the following family names in Canning Town area between 1880 and 1942: HERRIDGE, BECKMAN, GENT, SHELDRAKE and PRUDENCE. If you have any information on any of these names, please let me know.
red mail Tate family
Any information on the Tate family or any relatives out there? My Gt Grandad was James William Tate he worked on the Docks. He had 7 children (6 girls and one boy) and they all went to the Holborn Road School.
I am searching for any information / recollections that anyone may have on the CLARKE family who used to live at 48 Clifton Road Canning Town. They lived there in 1901 and still there in 1911. William Clarke (my Great Grandfather) was originally from Jamaica & lived here with his wife, Leah and children, Edward, William, James, Louisa and Frederick. When William senior died, Levan Young (Leah's brother) moved in. My Grandfather, Edward Levan Clarke became an officer in the Merchant Navy. I'm particularly interested in William Clarke Junior (known to some as Billy) who used to play the piano in silent cinemas and music halls. He left London for Scotland to join the Seaforth Battalion in WW1. Very little is known about him and I'm trying to piece together. Any information at all, good or bad, very welcome!
red mail Calas / Politz / Turner- Stoke Newington or Canning Town or Shoreditch
I am looking for anyone researching Elizabeth Matilda CALAS (Nee HINTON- b 1854 - I of W) married to Daniel CALAS (b 1850 - Shoreditch). They had a daughter called Louisa Matilda CALAS (b 1878) who married Theodore Hilton POLITZ (b 1877). Louisa went on to have 8 children, the youngest of which was Irene (b 1919). I think Irene married Edward T G TURNER around 1940 and possibly had two sons John E G TURNER and Alan TURNER- John and Alan would now be in their 60's. I have addresses of 22 Ivy Lane, Shoreditch, 78 Clifton Road, Canning Town and 24 Cowper Road, Stoke Newington. I would love to hear from anyone researching this family as we are distantly related
red mail our mums relatives
our nan and grandad (Henry Jones and Maud Alice Beatrice Meadows /Jones) lived at 26 Beaconsfield Road Canning Town about 1922 our mother was born named Maud Doris Mary Jones 28/02/1922,Henry had sisters, names unknown to us, would like to find relatives as don't know anything from our mums past Jackie
South Hallsville School
I am seeking details on the bombing of South hallsville School in 1940 i am trying to find out what newspaper had the photo's in also trying to find details of the survivours any help would be appreciated
red mail dodson
living in canningtown area 1870s
red mail Bakers and Grocers shops
Interseted in Bakers shops and grocery shops or fruit shops linked to Frank Young. Possibly linked to 1 Fords Market, Bidder Street, 1 Dartmouth Terrace, and 258 Victoria Dock Road. Interested in photos or any information especialy between 1901 and 1948
red mail St Lukes Square
Interested in any photos or details of St Lukes Square between 1911 and 1938 especially to do with the property no's 9-17. I believe they may have been flats.
red mail Canning Town/Custom House
Hi....I am looking for anyone who knows of or remembers my gran Margaret Bruford...her father was Michael Bruford...he died in Cherbourg...her mum married again & became Lou Tapfield & had other children Tommy Tapfield & Wally Tapfield who had a daughter called Anita, They came from Martindale Road during WW2
Hi. I am looking for informationa about my grandfather William Bennett. He was born in 1892 and married Eleanor Jane Southgate around 1920 and they lived at 46 Star Lane until the late 1950's when they moved to Canvey Island. The 1901 Census shows William has the stepson of the Fletcher family who lived at 30 Tapley Street Canning Town. Any information would be much appreicated and I am willing to share any information that I have about William and his family etc. Thanks Barry
red mail Saunders / Odenwalder
Does anyone have any information on my grandmother Anora Saunders she married a William Odenwalder around 1902.
red mail Hale - 55 Victoria Dock Road Canning Town Essex
Hello, would anyone have any information on the Hale family that lived a 55 Victoria Dock Road in Canning Town from around 1900 to 1920 period. I know that the parents are George and Louise and had children Harold, Allen (Alan), Louis and Louise & Grandson Harold George. I believe Louis may be my grant grandfather however and not certain therefore any information on any of these family members would be greatly appreciated. Also believe there was another sister named Constance but cannot locate any information on her either. Thankyou
red mail kemp family from canning town
could anyone help me with the kemp family from canning town. especially a william kemp poss 1885 who married a daisy medbury? any information at all would be greatly appreciated.
Green and Sullivan family
Am looking for any info on William (b. 1863) and Elizabeth Green who had a china and glassware shop in Canning Town between 1901 and 1911 and probably after that. They had at least 7 children and most worked in the business. Any info about Eliz' Green's maiden name, William's parents or indeed any of the children would be great. Youngest daughter Elizabeth married Edward Sullivan (b. 1896) who was a ship's fireman and lived in Fulton St, Tidal basin. Any info on his death or children would also be v helpful
red mail Simmons/Wood
Does anyone have any information on Albert Sidney Simmons, born around 1890. His father was Walter Simmons. At the time of Alberts marriage, to Sarah Alice Wood, he lived at 6 Clifford Road, Canning Town and worked as a Corn Merchants manager. Their son, Sidney William Charles Wood was born at 12 Evelyn Road, Silvertown. At the time of Sidneys birth, Albert was listed as working as a labourer at the oil works.
red mail Swanscombe Street - shop
I am seeking details about my Grandfather, Frederick Townsend. His Step Mother Sophia Fenton and Charles Townsend had a shop in Swanscombe Street, selling confectionary. Any information would be appreciated.
red mail wood
Hi,with the help of curiousfox members i have traced some of my ancestors.I am stuck now as i can"t find no more information on my grandfather.William Ernest Wood.born 1895,canning town,registation district westham.He died when he was about 43.I am now trying to find out the names of his parents(my great grandparents) and if he had any siblings?I believe my grandfather moved from canning town to essex,when he married my nan.Be really great if anyone had any info.thank you.cheryl
red mail SPARKS family-CanningTown
Henry and Edith Maud Sparks lived in Wightman St Canningtown. Shipping family and relations of Sparks family were workers at the Docks nearby. Any decendants are welcome to contact.
red mail Palmer family
Does anyone have information on a palmer family living in Mortlake rd canning town in 1919 and maybe earlier.
red mail James Knight
James was the son of Elizabeth and Alfred Knight. He was the publican of The Sidney Arms, Alice Street, Tidal Basin, Canning Town. His brother, Frank, was the publican of The Lord Napier, 6 Woolwich Road, Greenwich. Sister Minnie was the publican of The Red House, Barking Road, Plaistow. Another brother, Fred's, wife re-married Ted Whittaker of The Greyhound, West Ham. James' sister, Rose, was the publican at The British Queen, Globe Road, Stepney Green. Apparently, there was a brother, Harry, who went to live in South Africa. James' parents were Alfred and Elizabeth. Elizabeth died on 16 December 1906 and is interred at East London Cemetery, grave number 26011, square 58. I am hoping that information about James will lead me to information about another brother, Walter Alfred Knight, born in Taunton, Somerset, in the last quarter of 1880. Walter moved to South Africa, where he married Mary Ann Wallis and, at the time of his death on 27 May 1919, they were running the Chatsworth Beer Hall, Siemert Road, Doornfontein, Johannesburg.
Emmerson's of Swanscombe Street
Interested in any connection to the Emmersons living at 53 Swanscombe street in 1896 (address stated on my 2G grandfathers death cert) 1891 shows them living at 16 Victoria Road, 1901 at 1 Wouldham St. and 1911 at 54 Burrard Rd. Family consisted of: Joseph Emmerson & wife Mary Ann with children: Elizabeth, Ada, William, Albert, Joseph, Charles, Margaret (who married McMertary), Ridgnall, Florence and Joseph's father (my 2G grandfather) Michael
red mail Surname Crush
Can anyone give me any information on the Crush family. Albert Crush was my grandfather he was born in 1891, married to Mary Ann they lived in Scott Street. I believe he had a sister called Lillian other than this I have little info on his family or my grandmothers. They had a large family themselves Rose, Albert, Teddy, Joe these being the eldest
red mail Butler Family
I am researching my maternal Butler line. In the 19th century they were Tobacconists & Tobacco Pipe makers. Joseph Butler in 1874 was at North Woolwich road, Canning Town and in 1878 he was at Victoria Dock Road, Canning Town. William Butler (possibly a brother) was described as a pipemaker in 1878. Joseph, his wife Elizabeth, their son Alfred and William were all drowned in the Princess Alice Paddle Steamer Disaster in the Thames off Woolwich in September 1878. Over 600 people died in the tragedy. Any information on the aforementioned Butlers would be gratefully received. Regards, Keith
red mail Mortlake Rd Canning Town
I am looking for any information concerning the Gower and Cawte families both of whom lived in Mortlake Rd. The Gower family are shown on the 1911 census as living there, but I think the Cawtes moved in a little later. Both families were certainly in same road in the 1920s and the Gowers were still recorded at the same address in the 1940s electoral rolls. Any information would be much appreciated
red mail Ford's Park Road
Frank Albert Smith (born 31 Jan 1859 in Sydenham,Kent) is recorded as being a grocer's manager, living at 1 Ford's Park Road, in the 1901 census. His children Amelia F (b 1886 Hackney), Frank A J (b 1890 Poplar), Louisa M (b 1893 West Ham), and Dinah (b 11 Aug 1898 Poplar) were living with him, and I believe he had another daughter, Sarah A (b 1886 Poplar) His wife was Amelia (nee Harris, b 25 Jan 1865,), but by 1901 Frank appears to be a widower. Interested in any information about this family, and the area. Photos of the street, and particularly the grocer's shop would be great.
red mail william henderson / clara knight
william henderson 1874 and clara knight 1874.... how many children did they have and what their names??? and births???? thank you
red mail eva mary henderson / wilfred (william) bowdery
any info about eva mary henderson born 1910 married to wilfred (william) bowdery about 1910 epecially wilfred bowdery parents who are they and any siblings he had thank you
red mail peter charles henderson
peter charles henderson born 1899 married to dora robjohns 1899 any info about them... if they have any children and what happen to peter and dora... would be grateful for any info about them
Im looking for info about Percy Cyril henderson born about 1908 canning town ,essex ,His parents are William James henderson and Clara Amelia Knight. Think he married a emily Baldock but any info would be grateful about his marriage .. children and death Thank you
red mail Howsego/Housego/Morris/Litson
Some of my family are Howsegos and they were from Canning Town. The head of the house was Frederick William (sometimes recorded as William Frederick) his wife was Emily (nee Morris) they had 5 children: Arthur, William, George, Albert and Martha. In 1911 Emily was living with a man called John Litson, they were living at 16 Martindale Road, Custom House. If anyone has any information please contact me
red mail Nelson Family
I am looking for any information about the Nelson Family last living in Adamson Road 1968. Parents werre Gertrude Ellen Hedgcock, father Charles James Nelson. Their children included: Gertrude , Ellen, Charles, Ernest, Samuel, Alfred, Lillian and Ann. Lillian May nee Nelson was my grandmother. Any help would be most gratefully accepted. Happy to share the data i already have. They also lived in Rendel Road at one time. Charles James worked as a crane driver in the docks.Their favourite local pub was called The New Gog if ths helps
red mail Blake Road
Can anyone advise me where I could find a1940s' photo of Blake road Canning Town?
Hurst Family of Canning Town
My great grandfather Henry Hurst c1880 ran a shop in Canning Town, selling home made sweets and confectionary, as well as grocery items. His first wife was Ethel May Bendall and his second a widow called May Porter. Henry had five children Henry, Leonard, Ethel, Alfred & Sidney. Does anyone have any information on my ancestors please.
red mail Charles Bearman
Looking for details for Charles Bearman and Family who lived in ? Woodbine Terrace in the 1870's> Charles was half brother to my husbands GGGrandfather.
red mail Henry Robert Clout - Canning Town
Am trying to find out what the mystery is regarding Henry Clout. He was my grt grt Grandfather born in Kent c 1841. Perhaps I know the answer without even realsing it.
red mail Victory in Canning Town
Does anyone have a connection with the surname Victory in Canning Town / Plaistow / West Ham area of East London. Brian
red mail Smith of Wouldham Street, Canning Town
I suppose it would be too good to be true if anyone remembers the Smith Family of No.64 Wouldham Street Canning Town and if any of their decendants are still around? From the 1891 census I have established the following were living there :- James Smith (My Great Grandfather) Matilda Smith (My Great Grandmother) Thomas Smith Aleizadra Smith (alternate spelling of Alexander?) Catherine Smith Alfred Smith (My Grandfather) Mary Smith As near as I can tell, my Grandfather joined the merchant navy and emmigrated to NZ in about 1903. He lost touch with the rest of his family and didn't even talk much about them to his children (he died when I was 9). It would be great to track down some living relatives or fill holes in the family tree, so if anyone remembers anything or can offer suggestions where i could look it would be appreciated.
red mail HARDY / BLAKE West Ham
My father, HAROLD ERIC HARDY, was born to Arthur and Alice (nee Blake) Hardy in April 1911. The birth was registered in Canning Town / West Ham. There were two other children from the marriage, David and Eleanor. Possibly the family were originally from East Anglia but I have drawn a blank from the parents back. Can anyone help?
red mail Dorrington/Darrington
Looking for information as to what happened to William Dorrington or Darrington b.1883 in Brighton. He lived at 59 Scott Street with his mother Charlotte until 1940 but after that I cannot trace him. He had a brother Alfred who was killed in France in 1918. Any informtion would be very much appreciated.
red mail Davies, Canning Town
Does any one know anything regarding JOHN DAVIES, BOILERMAKER, wife Elizabeth. Edward Llewellyn Davies born 1910, Canning Town. Desperate for info
red mail Annie Sarah Jane Philp
Seeking connections to Annie Sarah Jane Philp, born 1865, IOW Annie Sarah Jane Warren. Married Charles William Philp at Greenwich 1888. Lived in this area of West Ham.
red mail COPPING
I am looking for information concerning the parents and siblings of John David COPPING born in Canning Town 30 Jan 1927. John married Eileen Gladys Winslow (place of birth unknown)born 12 Oct 1928.
red mail NICHOLLS
Seeking information to help with Family Tree research on the Nicholls family who in 1861 lived in Wellington Street, Canning Town.Hephzibah Nicholls was born there in 1861 , she was my fathers mother.
Smith's-Canning Town
I am looking for any information on George Smith c 1880 born in Canning Town area. On his marriage certificate to Mary Ann Chapman in 1901, he is listed as living at 27, Beaconsfield Road with his father who was James Robert Smith. George was a tailor by trade. Can anyone help please.
Leonard Hurst
looking for Leonard Hurst c1911 or his descendants. His parents were Henry Hurst & Ethel Bendall, his siblings were Alfred, Sidney, Ethel & Henry.
red mail Wain/ waine???
hi just wondering if there was any infomation about a charles wain died 1984? just researching my realations friends and family and would really would be pleased if people would get in contact!!!!!
Alfred Gadsdon
I have been searching for the marriage of Alfred Gadsdon b1853 to an Eliza around 1880. They had three children, Henry b1881, Florence b1883 and Kate b1885. The marriage or the births of the children are not to be found on the BMD index. I have searched up to ten years either way to no avail. The 1891 and 1901 census states children born Canning Town. I would be greatful for any ideas as to how I can find Eliza's maiden name and births of the children without going to London and searching the appropriate Parish records please as I am at a loss.
red mail Lee, Fry, Bradley
in 1881 my great great great grandparents surnamed Lee lived in Tent A Cherry island custom house. my great great grandmother rebecca Lee married Alfred Fry in 1889 their daughter Maria married John Bradley in 1913 does anyone have any information on the extended family
red mail TAYLOR/BULL
William Leonard Taylor married Clara Beatrice Bull on 14/12/1913 St. Matthews church, Canning Town. In 1914 they had a son Charles Horace Taylor (my father-in-law), William Leonard promptly left Clara and Charles we know not why or where he went, maybe he went to war, remarried or left the country. If anyone can help it would be very much appreciated.
red mail Lapslie - Canning Town
I have information about Henry Cavendish Lapslie ,born 1871, who married Emma Charlotte McDonald in 1894. His older brother William George Lapslie, born 1865, is my Grandfather. Have lots more information on family.
i am looking for any info on the street or nicholls family, i am also intrested in the pub streeties as it was owned by a relative of mine. any info would be fantastic even if i already have it.
red mail Annie Philp
Please can anyone help? I am looking for my great, great, grandmother who was born Annie Warren in 1863. She married Charlea William Philp in 1888 and they eventually settled in the canning town, west ham area. Was supposed to have committed sucicide by jumping off London Bridge. Any info would be great.
red mail Anne Street, Canning Town
Does anyone know of any Bradley families who lived in Anne Street, Canning Town sometime between 1900 and 1930. I am trying to trace my grandmother's family.
red mail legg
james legg maryann legg 1871 lived at 181 bidder st canning town.1881 census lived 2 spring garden cottage. children elizabeth, emma, frances, james, julia, thomas, william, frederick, minnie. no trace of children after 1881.thomas legg married 1891 sydney australia. information required on his brothers and sisters.thomas was my grandad he died in sydney in 1951.
red mail Clark Alfred Canning Town
Trying to find parents of Alfred Clark 1853 from Canning Town. He married Harriet Reynolds 1860 from Spitalfields.They had a son Alfred 1877 Mile End who married Edith Clark 1878 Lambeth. Her parents were Stephen White 1855 Faversham and Olive Fletcher 1856 Stoke Newington.
red mail james kent
James Kent married to Alice Worsfold at St Lukes Church 1912 Victoria Docks West Ham.James lived at 5 Croydon Rd at the time of marriage. would be very grateful if someone knows or has any connection to them. Thank you
red mail Bradley family
I'm trying to find information on a Bradley family living in the Canning Town area who may have come down from Liverpool area (but not sure). My grandmother Florence Bradley was born c1900. Father was George Bradley and she may have had a stepmother/step brothers and sisters. She would have been living in Canning Town area sometime from 1900 to 1920 and then left home and lived in Poplar. Her grandmother was Irish. Any info on Bradleys in the area at that time would be much appreciated.
VICTORIA ANN HENDERSON born 1881 ALDGATE,(father PETER CHARLES HENDERSON),lived in BIDDER STREET as child. Married GEORGE KING in 1902,(son of JAMES KING 1848 NORTHAMPTON,this branch goes back to MATTHEW KING FROM BUSHMILLS CO. ANTRIM).GEORGE born 1876 POPLAR,also lived in Bidder st at time of marriage. They then moved to CHARD STREET.He was a deal porter, they had 13 children, she died 1917.My mother was one of their offspring,MARGARET FLORENCE KING BORN 1914, can you help me with others only have JAMES, CLARA & EDWIN, plus a possible GEORGE & VICTORIA ANN.? There was also JOHN THWAITES, Peters stepbrother living in Bidder st, they were both born in Lerwick Scotland.Their mother was ANN JEAN TWATT, have details of this branch back to HENDRY TWATT 1665.Please contact me if you want the details I have, regards Vita.
red mail dean family
i dont know if this may be a conection but in canningtown and surrounding area a singing duet by the name of collison and dean they are part of my familybut i have been unable to find out more on them
Am looking for information about Henry Lapslie, born approx 1874, in Canning Town. Married Emma Mac/McDonald and had Emma Lapslie, born 1901, my grand mother.
red mail RICHES
Looking for any information on the Riches family, most of which were born in Canning Town. Francis Riches m. Ellen Shaw, June 1881. They had seven children: Edwin 1882; Frank Elias P. 1883; William 1885; George 1887; Herbert 1889 (died young); Arthur 1892; Alfred George 1895. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
red mail holdrook
I am looking for any information on the holdbrook family, especially John cornish holdbrook who was born in Canning Town around 1880.
red mail williams
looking for descendants of David Williams, his daughter Elvira married Frank Buckley 1869
red mail Boughen
My great grandparents, George Boughen (born 1859 Canning Town)and Louisa Florence Wilman (or King)(born c1861 St George E, Middlesex) had 14 children. Not all names are known by me, but I have the following...George (b 1879/80 Canning Town), Francis(b 1881 Canning Town) Elizabeth (Betty), Jack (John...who came to New Zealand early 1900s), Mary Ann (who married a Preen) and Harriet (who married a grandparents). I am desperate to find out more information about these people and their families. PLEASE can anyone help me?
red mail Threadgill /Graves/Joyce Family
Looking for any info on my family names. The family lived or was born in Canning Town.E16. I know that my ffamily were well known in the area from about 1860 to date
red mail TAYLOR
Seeking information on John and CINDERELLA Taylor. Lived at St. Johns Road, children- Charlotte Scott taylor 1875c, Mary Ann 1879 Canning town, FAMEBRIDGE b. 1880 19 York St. married Alfred Clerk, Louisa 1887, George 1889.
red mail HUNT
Seeking links to Robert and Mary Ann Hunt, children-Rose B.1868 Married Henry Huckle, John, Esther 1871 Bromley, bow, Henry 1876 west ham, Thomas 1877, William 1879 Canning Town, Rebecca 1902,Eliza 1885 Wouldham St. married William John Harvey.
red mail HARVEY
Any links to William and Cecilia Harvey, children-William John B 1886 Vincent St., Maria 1888c, Mary Ann 1891c, Louisa 1893c, Richard 1894c, John 1896, Emily 1900.
red mail Brooker/Blake
John Brooker born abt. 1839 Stepney. Died 1894 Bidder St. Canning Town. Wife Cecilia Blake. Children-Cecilia,Samuel,Maria,James,Richard,John,William, all born Limehouse.
red mail Clara Skingley
Looking for anyone with any knowledge about my grandmother, Clara Skingley 1915 - 1943 (approx), born Canning Town. She married Harold Blackman in 1935, a merchant seaman. Particularly searching for her last child, a girl, (not my grandfather's child) who was adopted (by a local family?) after Clara's early death.
red mail Joseph and Mary Jerry 1870-1890's
Researching the Jerry family who were originally from Norfolk.
red mail Joseph Hawkins
Does any one have any information on Joseph Hawkins, born 1835 in Orsett, Essex. According to the 1881 - 1901 census, he was a fishmonger/greengrocer at Hudson Road, Canning Town.
Baxter And Angus
Has anyone information on the Baxter and Angus families in the l800's early l900's please. Liz

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