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Starkey of Upper Hall Moreton
First records found in Moreton Parish church mid 1600 with baptisms between 1650 and 1660 of five children to Henry and Elizabeth and death of another. Eldest, Elizabeth, married John Spooner or Spunner. Her brother Henry married Jane?. Two known children - Henry and Elizabeth. Elizabeth married Robert Gough and she was buried at Stapleford Abbot in 1769 aged 51. Henry married Mary Tarling and had two known children before his death in 1747 - John and Mary. Mary married Francis Ross and had a large family. John married Sarah Fordham and had 14 children. He died 1796 and his wife died 1820 at Dagenham. The family left Upper Hall by 1808 after the will of Mary Starkey nee Tarling was proved. Five of John's children became silver or goldsmith - Michael, Joseph, Edward, William and Benjamin - lived in London. Henry was the baker at Chipping Ongar. John married and lived in London. Samuel became a mariner. James went to Dagenham with his mother and sisters where they ran a bakery. One daughter - Jane - married - Henry Tuck. Michael's son Michael came to South Australia as did all of the Tuck children except Jane who married her cousin Samuel Fordham Starkey (another goldsmith) son of Henry of Chipping Ongar. Jane died without children - her husband remarried and had a family by his 2nd wife.
Would anyone have any info on Joseph White who was a farmer here during the early 19th century he had a daughter Sophia.
red mail Cowland
It's possible that James Cowland and Elizabeth Sweeten were my ancestors; they had a daughter Lucy Cowland in Moreton about 1799.
Can anyone tell me if there is still a cottage called "The Hill" in Moreton. In early 1800's when my ancestor owned Nether Hall there was mentioned a dwelling of this name and I would like to know if it is still there.
Would like any info on the White family who were farmers here in 18th/19th century.
William Hill Alger
Would like to hear from anyone connected to William Hill Alger who lived at Nether Hall till 1880 when he died and his son continued to live there till 1900 when he died, his name was William White Alger

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