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red mail ancestors of samuel/william fisher
looking for details for my great-great-great grandfather samuel fisher born aroung 1810 in West Bergholt also his son William born around 1838. Both were employed as thatchers or haycutters on spreading oak farm
red mail WILLIAM BACON born c1819
According to 1851 census WILLIAM BACON was born in Colchester, Essex c.1819. He moved to Marylebone/St Pancras and married ELIZA born c1818 of St Pancras. Does anyone have any details of William Bacon pre 1851? Thank you.
red mail Balls (Ball)
Searching for Golding Balls, tailor, son of Samuel and Hannah born Colchester and christened St. James Colchester Dec. 1830, one of nine children born to Samuel and Hannah. Any information greatfully received. "S" sometimes dropped from name.
My Great Great Grandfather John Burrows was born in Colchester 1808 would like to find who his siblings were.
Looking for Pressney.... The farthest back we go to is Colchester with John Pressney born about 1806. His Son was John Abishai born in 1850, London. John Abishai immigrated first to Canada and then to the U.S. and settled in Kansas. We have good records from then on but we don't know much about the Pressneys that stayed in England. Cassie
red mail cousin
trying to find my cousins sheila evans married name smith and john thomas evans born 1940
red mail Pitchell
Searching for Pitchell ancestors in Colchester and London areas. Currently 1800's but any Pitchell information welcome. Particularly Thomas b.1800 approx. and married to Sarah nee Studd, b.1804 parents of Charles b.1846 Myland or Mile End.
red mail CLARKE Colchester
I would welcome any information about Charles William CLARKE married to Elizabeth. Charles was a baker in East Street Colchester from 1840s to 1870s when he moved to West Ham/Leyton. They had many children including Frederick Charles, Joseph Sargent, James and Christopher. He also had a brother Thomas Henry Clarke who was a baker in Chelmsford married to Ann and had children Elizabeth Sargent, Christopher amongst others.
red mail Walter Callaghan
I am looking for any information on Walter Callaghan.He was born in Colchester in about 1851. His parents were Hugh and Julia (maiden name Martin) Callaghan and on 1871 census he was a police constable and on 1901 census he was a coal factory manager. Any informaion would be very welcome, especially regarding his time at the coal factory or later.
red mail Henry J & Mary A Haxell
The above couple had a daughter in 1854 named Mary Ann Emma HAXELL. At the time of her birth Henry Joseph HAXELL was a grocer and they lived at Crouch Street, St Mary at the Walls, Colchester. Mary Ann Emma's mother's maiden name was KING and her parents' names were Philip Hicks and Eliza KING. Henry Joseph HAXELL died in 1858 aged only 26 and I can't find what happened to his wife. I know his daughter married Thomas ADLINGTON in Kensington in 1875 but there is no sign of her between her birth and then.
red mail BRETT
I am searching for any information regarding Minnie Brett born Boxing Day 1882 in St Boltoph Parish, Colchester Union Workhouse. Her Mother was called Ellen Brett ( Father unknown ). Ellens parents were possibly Amelia and William Brett of Colchester. Ellen had a brother called James Brett. If you have any information regarding Bretts in Colchester - please e mail me. Thank you.
red mail PAWSEY - Colchester
Seeking information about PAWSEY families living in/around Colchester circa 1800. Linked to 'my' Pawsey family are papers relating to an appeal against the orders of removal of ANN PAWSEY and her children from St James Colchester -dated March 1807. The papers mention ABRAHAM PAWSEY whose baptism took place in Coney Weston, Suffolk. I'm really keen to research this in more detail so any little snippets will be much appreciated.
red mail tamar born late 1780sst james colchester
married to robert watts later james watts lived in ardleigh and halstead and pebmarsh i dont know maiden name /lookup bapt or birth please/
red mail SALMON - John Cuthbert
John Cuthbert SALMON b: 1844 Colchester ESX. m: 1869 Hendon MDX to Charlotte Emma WALLIS - had the following children: all born West Derby Cuthbert John b:1870 Mary Isobel b:1871 Maud Charlotte b:1873 - well known Artist - Stanley b:1874 John b:c.1878 )twin Charlotte E. b:c1878)twin. John Cuthbert SALMON was a well known Landscape Artist - family lived in Gyffin, Conwy, Wales. He died 1917. He was my gt gt Uncle. Trying to trace the family, would appreciate contact with descendants
red mail HUMM
Descendants of Abraham Humm Generation No. 1 1. Abraham1 Humm He married Amelia. Child of Abraham Humm and Amelia is: + 2 i. James2 Humm, born January 15, 1815 in Colchester, Essex, England. Generation No. 2 2. James2 Humm (Abraham1) was born January 15, 1815 in Colchester, Essex, England. He married (1) Eliza A.. She was born 1813 in Ardleigh, Essex, England. He married (2) Sarah. She was born 1832 in Oakley, Essex, England. Notes for James Humm: In 1861, James ws married to Eliza, in the 1881 census James is now mrried to Sarah & Samuel is living with them. Eliza appears to be either a live in nurse or remarried More About James Humm: Christening: June 11, 1815, Lion Walk Meeting House-Independent, Colchester, Essex, England Occupation: 1861, Bread Maker and Biscuit Baker Residence: 1861, Barrack Street, St Leonard, Colchester, Essex, England Children of James Humm and Eliza A. are: + 3 i. Frederick3 Humm, born 1847 in Colchester, Essex, England. 4 ii. James Humm, born 1840. More About James Humm: Occupation: 1861, Sack & bag Merchant Clerk 5 iii. Eliza Humm, born 1843. More About Eliza Humm: Occupation: 1861, Dressmaker + 6 iv. George Humm, born 1849 in Colchester, Essex, England. + 7 v. Henry Humm, born 1852 in Colchester, Essex, England. 8 vi. Samuel Humm, born 1853 in Colchester, Essex, England. More About Samuel Humm: Residence: 1881, Barrack Street, St Leonard, Colchester, Essex, England Generation No. 3 3. Frederick3 Humm (James2, Abraham1) was born 1847 in Colchester, Essex, England. More About Frederick Humm: Occupation: April 9, 1890, Assistant Foreman Child of Frederick Humm is: + 9 i. James Frederick4 Humm, died January 13, 1955. 6. George3 Humm (James2, Abraham1) was born 1849 in Colchester, Essex, England. He married Sarah. She was born 1852 in Nth Walsham, Norfolk, England. Notes for George Humm: Family History Library Film 1341433 Public Records Office RG11, Piece/Folio 1793/22 page 8 More About George Humm: Residence: 1881, Hythe Hill, Colchester, Essex, England Children of George Humm and Sarah are: 10 i. Lilly4 Humm, born 1874 in Colchester, Essex, England. 11 ii. Alfred Humm, born 1877 in Colchester, Essex, England. 12 iii. Wilfred Humm, born 1880 in Colchester, Essex, England. 7. Henry3 Humm (James2, Abraham1) was born 1852 in Colchester, Essex, England. He married Maria. She was born 1855 in Ardleigh, Essex, England . More About Henry Humm: Occupation: 1881, Clerk Residence: 1881, Hythe Hill Colchester, St Leonard, Essex, England Children of Henry Humm and Maria are: 13 i. Winifred4 Humm, born 1878 in Colchester, Essex, England. 14 ii. Mary Humm, born 1880 in Colchester, Essex, England. More About Mary Humm: Residence: 1881, Hythe Hill Generation No. 4 9. James Frederick4 Humm (Frederick3, James2, Abraham1) died January 13, 1955. He married Edith Alice Lines April 9, 1890 in d/p 245/1/30 essex records office, daughter of William Lines and Mary. She was born March 31, 1876 in Colchester, Essex, England, and died May 15, 1957 in St Mary's Hospital Colchester Essex England. More About James Frederick Humm: Military service: # 5459 Private 5 R.G. Regt. Halifax Nova Scotia Canada Occupation: Musician Children of James Humm and Edith Lines are: + 15 i. Dorothy5 Humm. 16 ii. Grace Victoria Humm, died April 23, 1909. 17 iii. Authur Humm, born May 13, 1899. + 18 iv. Henry Percy Humm, born June 16, 1901. + 19 v. Winifred May Humm, born August 28, 1904 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; died September 16, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. + 20 vi. Cyril Claude Humm, born November 13, 1906. + 21 vii. Violet Humm, born March 15, 1912.
red mail Charles Dunt (b 1815)
Looking for information on the Dunts of Colchester. Charles was born in Jamaica, but brought his family up in Colchester. The eldest son moved to West Ham, where his son (my great grandfather) was born and lived. Charles was a tailor. No idea who his wife was (her name wasn't on the 1871 census).
red mail MARJORAM
Do you have a Mahala Marjoram in your family history? I'm searching for relatives of my Gt.Grandmother and great Aunt. My great aunt was Adelaide Emma Marjoram (daughter of James Marjoram and Ann Amelia - nee Swain). She was born 23.11.1853 in Maidstone, but was married on 15.10.1877 at St. Leonard's Church, Colchester to Henry Smith (who also came from the Maidstone area - Tovil to be exact). Witnesses to the marriage were: 'H.S.' and 'E' Marjoram together with an Alice Marjoram, a James Marjoram and a Mahala Marjoram. I'm keen to know why Adelaide should have been born in Maidstone, married a Maidstone man, but the ceremony took place in Colchester.
red mail Wiltshire/Willsher
I am looking for any info on my Grandparents Arthur Frederick Wiltshire & Beatrice May Willsher i know Beatrice was (b)Pot Ash Farm Grt Coggeshall 1893, father was Fratter Willsher, mother was Sarah Willsher nee Groves, Arthur was from Southamton. They lived in Clay Lane Colchester and Thorpe Rd Weeley.Marriage details are my main interest. Thanks, Derrick.
red mail BANNOCK
red mail Williams - Stanway
Looking for Williams family in Stanway. William Williams born 1808. Married Sarah Ann Byham (born 1811) at Greenstead nr Colchester 5th Oct 1827. Son James b.29 May 1845, followed by Caroline 1849 and Ann 1851.Williams - Stanway
red mail HANSON
Does anyone have any information on the surname Hanson from Colchester ?. I have located my ggg grandfather John Hanson as being born here around 1779. He became a sailor on the La Tourterelle during the 18th century before marrying in Scotland and settling in Sunderland.On some census he is called Anson.
red mail Grace Rosina Warboys
Looking for information about my grandmother, Grace Rosina Warboys, born on November 22nd 1896 to Robert and Maud Warboys at 85 Greenstead Road, Colchester. Maud (formerly Dorman) died of pulmonary tuberculosis eleven months after the birth, on October 31st 1897. Ay nineteen Grace became pregnant and was sent away in disgrace to Bury-St-Edmunds to have her baby; my father, Reginald Harold Warboys, born on July 3rd 1916. She was sent away to be in service in London and was never allowed back intothe family home, but did visit her step-mother's sister, who kept a papershop in Colchester. ('Aunt Flo', who was married to a Vic Phillips.) My father, Reg, was taken in by a Colchester family called Lowe, who called him Jack, and he lived there with 'Nana Lowe', and his grown-up 'sister' Queenie.There was also a grown up brother, Bert. Reg was apprenticed at 14 and eventually moved away to London. I can find no trace of what happened to Grace, except that she was a lady's companion in the 1970's. I would very much like to find where she is buried.
red mail Garland in Essex
Henry Garland (born c.1800) in Colchester, Essex. He married an Elisabeth Wilmot in Kelso, Scotland in 1828. Is anyone aware of any Garland's in the Colchester area in the above period or since.
red mail Goater
I am looking for information regaring Frank GOATER a sargeant in the Coldstream Guards born 1875 and married to Ellen (maiden name unknown). They had six Children Eric, Phyliss, Vic, Dot, Bill and Nellie. I am hoping to find out the parents of Frankand Ellan.
red mail johns
Info wanted on the Johns family.James Bevin Maurice Johns m Harriet Balls they had 12 children the eldest was Eva Grace born 1894.3 children died in infancy,one son died in the Navy in 1915.
red mail DAY descendants sought.
My 3xgreat grandmother was Lucy Ledger nee Day. She was born about 1792 in Colchester, Essex to currently unknown parents. Lucy married 2-2-1812 in St. Alphage's church East Greenwich, Kent and died 21-1-1877 in Alders, West Wickham, Kent.Her husbandwas the carpenter John Ledger b. 15-11-1788 Beckenham, Kent who died 15-9-1870 in Alders, West Wickham, Kent. Lucy returned to Colchester for the birth of her second child , also named Lucy b. 6-2-1815 (d.17-11-1901, Mrs.John Croxford and later Mrs.Clement Alonzo Bennett). An Emily Day was the witness at the 7-10-1866 Keston, Kent marriage of George William Ledger( b. 11-3-1841 Shirley, Surrey d. 9-8-1906 Chelsea, Middlesex) the second son of Lucy Ledger nee Day's first child John Ledger, the younger (b. 6-2-1813 Greenwich, Kent d. 27-2-1898 Plumstead, Kent)and I suspect that she is some sort of cousin still in touch with the family bloodline or in-law. Lucy Ledger nee Day's children were John (the younger), Lucy, William, Mary, Charlotte(Mrs. John Hewitt), Thomas, James, Anne (belived to have d. inf.),Harriet, Eliza and Ann (my great-great grandmother, Mrs. Nathaniel Walkley ,b. 14-12-1834 Shirley, Surrey emigrated to Victoria, Australia with husband and first daughter arriving 17-1...
red mail Cater
my ancestors were Charles Cater and Mary? they lived Colchester and had children Henry & Eliza both baptised 24 Dec 1820,William 10 Sept 1826,James also10 sept 1826,Emma 3 Aug 1828 and Ellen Anne 14 April 1833. Charles junior married Matilda Cross
red mail MATILDA V ALE
My g-grandmother was born c. 1857 in Colchester, Essex. According to the 1881 census she had married Charles NEWMAN (born c. 1867, Russia(?), and had two children, Emily Frances (later Hitchcock/Key) and Charles W.A., and was living at 8 Hassard Street, Bethnal Green, London. I have so far had no success in tracing her birth or marriage. Any help (descendants/info.) would be most gratefully received.
red mail HILLS
I am looking for John Hills listed in the Civil Registration for birth, 1852 March Quarter, Volume 4A, p 217.
WILLIAM HENRY WELLINGTON, Born, Colchester, 1867, believed to have 18 brothers and 1 sister, so far am 5 boys short, can anyone help.
red mail Essex Hall Asylum For Idiots 1868
The Builder 1868 Vol XXVI . 1st February 1868 088 Colchester - Essex Hall Asylum for Idiots In consequence of an outbreak of fever a new hospital or infirmary has just been erected in the grounds of this institution built of wood interlined with felt and match boarding. It has this recommendation that it can be occupied immediately, whereas had the structure been of brick a delay of some months before it could have been used must have taken place. The building is slated upon two open trussedroofs a layer of felt being placed between the slates and roof boarding. It is 46 feet long by 33 feet wide, and contains four wards, each 17 feet by 15 feet. There are a nurses day-room, and dormitory, kitchen and two of Moules' patent earth closets. The rooms are lighted by windows and lantern lights, the latter being made to answer as ventilation.The hospital has been sanctioned by the Commissioners in Lunacy. It occupied one month from commencement to completion, fit for occupation, at a cost of about £450. Mr Joseph Grimes of Colchester was the builde
red mail Smith, Richards, Ledbroke, Cross, Thomson, Miller
can anyone uncover these two most elusive ladies for me? both are multi-great grandmother's of mine. Hannah SMITH Birth: 12 DEC 1785 in ,England Death: 30 AUG 1874 in Navarre,Stark,Ohio. on her marriage record, she is listed as Hannah Smith. in family papers written by a grand daughter of hers I have seen her listed as Hannah Thomson and in a cameo on a son-in-law as Hannah Miller. she seems to have no death certificate. I have yet to find her under ANY of these surnames. there is an Anna Smith baptised in Colchester that might be her, but I can't prove or disprove it. I also cannot find Hannah's mother-in-law. Elizabeth RICHARDS Birth: ABT 1760 in ,England Died: after 1803 in ,England there is a very intriguing situation in the Colchester Wesleyan Methodist records that I haven't been able to get very far with. listed right next to Hannah's children is the baptism of a child of Hezekiah Richards. Elizabeth named one of her children Hezekiah Richards Cross. was Hezekiah a brother or an uncle? who were his parents? he married Elizabeth Ledbroke. can anyone help tie this group together and break down my Smith and Richards brick walls?
red mail Frost / Laswell
Thomas FROST married Alice LASWELL / LASHWELL at St Mary the Virgin at the Walls, Colchester on 26 May 1747. I have only discovered one child so far of this marriage - Jacob christened at Wivenhoe 1755
red mail Frost / Bacon
Jacob FROST, s/o Thomas FROST and Alice LASWELL christened Wivenhoe, Essex 12 Jan 1755 married Alice BACON at St James, Colchester 14 April 1790. Alice was buried at Colchester 17 September 1818. Children James and Alice - my direct line is throughJames.

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