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red mail gadsdon
hi can anyone help me im trying to trace info about an alfred r h gadsdon born 1931 presumably in east or west ham essex probable mother saunders,in the 1939 register he is living in timsbury in somerset along with my father,my father and this lad were both scholars,living with my grandad ernest william howe and his wife mabel florence,we cant find a connection with the howes or gadsdon,could he be an evacuee,need to know a bit more regards pauline
Marjorie R Collett born 1921
I am trying to help someone to reconnect to family members. Looking for descendants of Marjorie who married David Horton in Hammersmith 1954 and had a daughter Ruth, born 1956 in Hammersmith. Any help would be much appreciated.
red mail Daniel Ross
Hi all, I am a tad confused by my Ross family members. Daniel Ross is the father of my 2x grandmother, Ann Norah Fox. There are 2 West Ham Daniel Ross's - one is the son of William (b 1826) and the other is the son of Phillip Ross(b1821) . Can anyone shed any light on these two men. I am leaning towards the son of William , but am unsure. Rgds Flick
red mail howitt/jones
hi can anyone help im trying to trace parents of a ralph edgar Howitt born around 1888,in the west ham area or close proximity,he married an Eleanor primrose jones born 1891,in 1917 probably west ham,i am trying to find parents of both if possible,i know they had a daughter doris irene Howitt born 1922 and a daughter Margaret jean Howitt born 1939,there is talk that jean definitely had a brother but cant find him,i think he went to live in Canada and possibly married over there would appreciate any help thank you pauline
red mail SPENCER
I am trying to trace and records for a member of the Spencer or Goodwin family that lived in ROSHER ROW, West Ham. I remember going to visit in the 1960's but I believe Rosher Row was demolished during the Stratford regeneration
red mail SPENCER
I am trying to get information on my family history. My father Robert Henry Spencer was born at 66 Bidder Street on 1st November 1913. He had 2 brothers John and William. William was born 27 January 1917. I cannot find any details on when John was born. My Grandfather John William Spencer served in the Essex Regt 1914 -1917 and was married to Maud Harriet Spencer and that is the only information I can find.
red mail Walter Percy and Clara Angus James
looking for my Aunts Uncles cousins....2 aunts Violet and Winifred is father Arthur George James ..Royal Navy died 25th July 1941 HMS Achates Romford Hornchurch Essex 1910 -1925
Kelsey/Fowler/Bronson .
Patrick Kelsey was born in West Ham 1945 .Can't find any more information on him at all .May have changed his surname to Fowler or Bronson .His mother Dorothea used all three surnames at some time or an other .Can anyone reading this throw any light on finding Patrick or his mother Thank you ,Patricia .
red mail West ham essex
Im looking for Eva Marion marsh or any of her family, as of 1953 all I no is she was a dress maker, finisher an presser from West ham Essex an her address at that time was 14 Willis road West Ham U D. She has a daughter to John Marshall her name is Ann Marshall born 1957 maybe living in Barking road.
red mail West Ham Essex
I have a Irene Parr b.Q2 1918 who married a Henry William James Collins in Dec.1939. They had three children. Could anyone view the marriage to see how old William James was and who Edward James Collins' father was. He lived in Camberwell, so it was quite a way away. Thanks.
red mail Lees Family
Hi I am looking at connecting with any of the Lees family descendents, My 3 x great grandfather William Henry Broadbridge Lees born 1846 Cork Ireland came to the Uk before 1861, he married Selina Mary Bath in 1869 and had 6 children (that I know of) 5 girls 1 boy named Louisa, Selina, Clara, Ann, George and Alice. my line is from Louisa who married John William/William John Bull (some discrepancy which was his first or second name), they had 2 children William Henry and Selina, unfortunately Louisa died not long after Selina was born. Their father remarried (I think) and had (my great grandfather William Henry) 2 stepbrothers and a half sister. No names are known not even the 2nd wife's name all I have been told was she was possibly Louisa's nurse....I am unable to find William Henry on 1901 or 1911 census Selina got taken away and name was changed. I am unable to also find John William/William John on 1901 or 1911 census if you are connected in anyway to Louisa's sisters please contact me with any info you may have. Thank you
Trinity Street, Canning Town.
I am trying to trace Alexander Torrens, born in 1864 in Liverpool. He married Alice Nock in 1887 and they had a son in 1890 also called Alexander. I can find no further trace of him. Alice appears on the 1891 census and on subsequent census she is with a William Torrens - born in S. Wales. Any help would be appreciated. Hazel
red mail Searching for John Walker
I am searching for a John Walker, b. 1891, death date unknown. He was the second husband to my great-grandmother, Theresa Agnes Semken, b. 1891, d. 1966. Theresa's first husband, Frederick George Bull, b. 1890, d. 1923, died of drowning off King George V dock, under what seems to be mysterious circumstances. I am curious as the circumstances of John and Theresa's marriage, which happened in 1924, in West Ham, Essex, the same area where Frederick died. Theresa and Frederick had four kids, who were told when growing up that their dad shot himself, whereas his death certificate states he drowned. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
red mail Any Jolly family help please
Hi I am researching my family tree and looking for a bit of help with William D Jolly b 1921 who married NY great aunt Anne Jane Jones b 1922 from Porthmadog north Wales. The Jolly family came from West ham And children I know about are David b1949 Ann b 1950 Brenda b1953 Ernest b 1959 Christine b 1954 Pauline 1960 If anybody knows or if you are one of these listed I would love to hear from you please so I can get you all on the tree Many thanks Jayne
red mail Edwin George Lewis
Born 1884 at Bromley, Middlesex. His father was Edwin A Lewis (engine fitter) born at Poplar 1841, and mother Emma also born at Poplar in 1841. In 1884 Edwin George married Rosa Caroline Gibb, they had three children. By the mid or late 1890s Rosa had married again. Does anyone know what happened to Edwin and their three children. One of their sons was also Edwin born at Canning Town in 1886. Any info much appreciated Cynthia B.
I am looking for details of my grandparents, Charles and Lucy Stock (nee Willis) who lived at 16 Alice Street, Tidal Basin in 1928. On the only document I have, Charles' occupation is Wood Yard Labourer but I understood he owned a grocer's shop. I'd be interested in any information about Charles and Lucy and whether they did have a grocery in Tidal Basin.
red mail From Whitechapel to West Ham
Eleanor Taylor, nee Smith b1867 Whitechapel. Had 3 sons by William Taylor. William b1890, Francis b 1895, Henry b 1897. On the 1911 census Eleanor is said to be married to Samuel Bullard, although there is no record of this. They had a son, Stanley b1909 d 1982. Would love to find out what happened to Eleanor and Stanley. Last known address West Ham
red mail Moorley at Huntingdon Arms
My grandfather was the youngest son of Thomas William MOORLEY 1859-1923 who was the licenced victualler at the Huntingdon Arms, 66 Burke St, West Ham. I found them in 1901 and 1911. My grandfather, Ernest William MOORLEY served in WW1 and settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada after the war. If anyone has them in their research I would enjoy hearing from them. Bev
red mail dewey--and cope
looking for information on George Dewey 1882 West Ham married rose fisher and caroline fisher married a cope
red mail Begg Family
George BEGG was born 1905 and married Dorothy BUCKTON in Dec 1928 in West Ham. George's marriage certificate has his father as George Ramsey Dempster BEGG (deceased). I have also come across a brother Douglas. However my guess is that they may have Scotland origins as I cannot trace the births of this Begg family or from Censuses and I would love to hear from anyone who may be able to help this search.
red mail Smith Patient Dover Wakeling
Albert Edward Patient m Roseanna Daisy Lily Dover b1915 West Ham. Daughter - Rosanna Jessie Louise Patient b1920 m Albert Thomas Smith b1914, married June 1940 @ St Edmunds Church, South Chingford. Son - Albert L Patient b1923 m Amelia D Wakeling b1923, married 1945
red mail Reimer Rosina, Franz, Matthias & Sabina
My granma Rosina Reimer was born in July 1892. Her parents were Franz (Francis) Reimer and Hannah Louisa (Fryers). I was told by my mother that Rosina fled to America or could have been elsewhere but no-one knows anything about her after 1920. If you have any info I would very much appreciate a response. Matthias & Sabina were from Prussia, Germany and I believe either they both came over to England before 1884 or that Franz (their son) came on his own when he married Hannah in 1884 in Plumstead. Please Can anyone help in this info. Kind Regards Jennifer
red mail Charlotte -Stephen Fisher
Looking for any information on Charlotte and Stephen Fisher lived at 40 Amelia st they had 3 children rose dont think she married and Elizabeth and lastly William any help please
red mail Looking for information on Percy and Margaret Hymers
Hi. I'm looking for any information available on Percy Hymers (b.1880) and his wife Margaret Hymers (nee Curran). They were married in the first quarter of 1918 and had a son, Eric Charles Curran Hymers (b. June 1918). They were from West Ham and married in Holborn. Percy was from Newcastle and we think that Margaret was from Ireland, but can't be sure. It's possible that they met while he was stationed as a gunner. If anyone can help shed any light at all please let me know. I would be really grateful. Thank you. Margaret
red mail Eileen Reardon
Looking for any info on eileen reardon born 8.4.35.and lived in the custom house area. She gave birth to a daughter on 2.3.55 named sharon elaine.The father of this daughter is james henry carrington who was born in 1932.
red mail Smith family in Hoy St, West Ham
Searching for descendants of Benjamin and Mary Ellen Agnes Smith. They had 9 children between 1874 and 1899,Lived Hoy St and Lansdowne Rd, have information on 7 daughters but little on sons Charles Henry and Benjamin Harry (born 1899). Beryl
red mail Clifford Cook(e)
I am looking for information on Clifford Cook born 1917 in West Ham. His parents were Elsie Kronquist and Leonard Cook. He is their only child. I believe that they divorced shortly after he was born. Any info on Clifford or his dad would be greatly appreciated.
I am seeking information or descendants of ELSIE REBECCA MARGETTS born 1915 at West Ham. She was the oldest child of Anita (nee Brown) and Albert Charles Margetts. Elsie married DANIEL CHARLES LEHAIN in 1938 at West Ham. Daniel was born in London, the son of Jane and Daniel Lehain. Elisie Margetts had 3 siblings: LESLIE A MARGETTS (born 1917 West Ham - married MONA KAZANSKY, and had a daughter Prudence), JEANNE A MARGETTS (born 1917 Wandsworth, Greater London) and GLADYS L E MARGETTS (born 1921 West Ham).
red mail William Arthur Hamlin
Looking to find the parents of William Arthur Hamlin born late 1897/early 1898 in West Ham, Essex. Can anyone please help
red mail Manthorpe/Poole
Trying to find the descendents of William Manthorpe, b 1855 and Rosetta Charlotte Poole, b 1855 who married in Woolwich in 1874 before raising a large family in West Ham. First 3 children were Rose/Rosa, William and Edith all born before 1881 census.
red mail Older Merritt Roach Falco - Any interest
Eliza Mary Ann Mitchell married Charles Elkington Older and had 3 sons and 2 daughters. One was Gertrude L Older who married William Merritt. They had Gertrude L Merritt, George H Merritt, William C Merritt and Ellen R Merritt. The only descendant from these is Joyce G E Roach from Gertrude. She married Paul A Falco. Both Joyce and Paul may be still alive. Would like to hear from any of this family because of family history interest.
red mail Harold Minski
I am looking for the parents of Harold Minski born either in 1914 or 1916 in England, we think he changed his name to Minton, sometime after WWII, to Harry Minton. His mother's surname is Welsh but I can't find any mention of him anywhere. He married my mother's 1st cousin on December 1938 in Fulham, London, England.
red mail John SPRINGETT & wife Fanny (COWAN) Seeking descendants & information
Seeking information and descendants/other family members of John SPRINGETT and his second wife Fanny SPRINGETT, formerly COWAN (nee RICHARDSON). The couple married at West Ham on 23/9/1900. Fanny was my great grandmother. She had originally married a Frederick Cowan who died in1896. John & Fanny lived at 23 Arthingworth Street, West Ham at the time of marriage. I would love to hear from COWAN descendants of Fanny but also SPRINGETT relatives who can tell me more about these people. I am also seeking any photos of the couple or possibly of the COWAN relatives as I have none at all! Thanks much apprecaited. Cheers, Rob
Trying to find descendants of my great uncle Archibald Baxter, b 1886, who married Maud McMichael in West Ham in July l9ll and my great aunt, Mary Baxter,b 1884, who married William Richards in West Ham in April l906. Archibald and Mary were two of the children of John Baxter and Mary nee Adams. Many thanks, Liz
red mail Royston V Marsh
Does anyone know Royston V Marsh? Son of Reginald Marsh and Vera Martin I think. He was born in 1943 in either West or East Ham. Any info greatly received. Ginny Marsh.
red mail Vera Martin
Does anyone know Vera Martin? Born about 1920. Possibly married Reginald E Marsh.
red mail Marsh family again
I'm looking for any info on Winifred Edith Marsh, born 1909. I'd like to know who she married. Also her siblings Constance B and Reginald E.
red mail Frank W Fisher
I am looking for Frank W Fisher who married Grace Ethel Marsh in 1932 in West Ham. They had two children, the second, Grace Ethel Fisher, is registered born in South West Essex/Suffolk. Where is that?
Does anyone know what number house Crossways is, on Manor Road in Chigwell? Oliver Marsh (builder, Page Calnan/Travis Perkins) lived there in 1911. It looks a big house in photos - but whereabouts on Manor Road is it? Anyone know?
red mail walter r baker, sarah hodson family
information wanted about walter r baker of plaistow,west ham,poplar,bromley, he was born in 1878 in poplar and married sarah ann hodson in 1896 in london,sarah ann hodson was born in poplar in 1878,they lived at 100 london rd plaistow in 1911(as on census 1911)they had children as follows;harry f baker 1902 canning town,walter baker 1903 canning town,sarah ann baker 1906 plaistow,Twins ethel m baker and beatrice baker 1908 plaistow,emily a baker 1911 plaistow. any help on walter r baker or sarah hodsons family would be great.
red mail Horridge in West Ham
I am trying to get more information on William Horridge born about 1805 in West Ham. He married Elizabeth Outram in 1835 and was a Lighterman in the East End docks
red mail Travis Perkins, High St, E13
Does anyone know if a building merchants called Page Calnan was here before Travis Perkins? Travis Perkins took them over in 1980 and I think my ancestor, George Marsh, may have worked there. Was this Page Calnan's shop in 1920?
red mail george marsh
looking for george marsh carpenter/confectioner, lived 18 plaistow road,1901 with family. Anyone know the name of his shop? or more family details?
Josiah Gleed born 1874 West Ham
Does anyone have any information about Josiah Gleed born in 1874 in the West Ham area? His parents were William Morris Gleed (c1842-1881) and Emma Martha Porter (c1844-1881). I cannot find a birth registration, marriage registration or death registration. His sister Matilda Gleed married into my family. Can anyone help me out? Thank you!
red mail Crystal/Crystall
Any info on James Crystal born about 1847,London.1891 census,living in West Ham with wife Eliza. His father was also James Crystal born about 1813 and married to Mary Ann Craddock from East London.
red mail Stannard-Povall
My grandfather Herbert Frederick Stannard was born around 1888 in West Ham, I think. He had sisters Connie and Sylvia. Herbert was a blacksmith and married Marion Rose Povall who was born in Dorset in 1890. They may have been married in South Africa. They had 5 daughters ; Phyllis, Edith, Ellen, Beryl and Valerie, all born in South Africa. Would like to know the names of Herbert's parents.
red mail Wood Family of Manor Park, West Ham
Looking for anyone researching family of Frederick Charles Wood and Eliza Johnson Larsson (aka "Cissy") married in London. Most of their children born in London. The family moved to Manor Park, West Ham about 1905 where baby Constance Wood was born. 1911 Census shows family living at 64 Lawrence Avenue, Manor Park. Interested in sharing information.
red mail TAPLEY
looking for descendants of sisters MARIA and MILLICENT TAPLEY born West Ham Essex about 1860. Millicent married Frederick John Leach and they had five children. Minnie,Percy,Violet,Constance and Frederick.Minnie was my grandmother
red mail Homer
Anyone know of Homer or Winfield family in West Ham /Canning Town/Custom House area.Thanks in advance.
red mail HYLAND from 80 Tudor Road
Researching Hyland family from West Ham. John Hyland was born in Secunderaband ,Madras, India(British subject)1854. Second marriage was to Florence Eliza WILDEN, in 1899 They lived at 82 and then 80 Tudor Road, West Ham. Children, Terence Matthew ( My father) 1900,Eleanor Grace 1902,Denis Laurence 1904 Kathleen Alice Harriett,1906, and John born 1913. Love to hear from you if related Cheers Bill
red mail Augustus Adolphus Marshall
This was my great uncle He was born in 1887 in Hackney. He married Sarah Ann Bailey in West Ham 1908 but there is no record of them on the 1911 census so I think they may have emigrated. It is a pretty distinctive name! I now know that Sarah Ann Baileys father Robert Henry married twice and lived in the same house at 38 James RoadWest Ham for most of his life. Any information about Augustus would be very appreciated. Thank Vera
red mail Mosely/Ferris families in West Ham
Am looking for ayone who can clear up the relationship between Henry/Harry Mosely and Annie Ferris who, it seems, had 8 children (Eileen, Tom, Mabel, Elsie, Jean, Ernie, Sylvia & Joyce) together (the eldest was born 1922) but I can't trace a marriage and some of the children used one name and some the other. He was a dock labourer and I think they lived in Custom House. Any info on any of these people would be much appreciated.
Looking for info/pictures of the larkin family from west ham, mostly market and shop traders james john larkin 1877, joseph william larkin, charles larkin plus any others within west ham area
red mail Restell
Can anyone help trace the ancestors of Robert Restell born 1905, left with his sister as a foundling. There is no birth certificate and no evidence of him in the 1911 census
red mail thompson/taylor, hooper road, west ham
i am looking for information on thompson/ nee taylor, she was my gran she lived in hooper road, and had twin girls, ethel and lillian, and 1 son alfred, she died very young in about 1930, and my grandad died in new zealand in 1936, the 3 children were brought up by my nans sister rose welch, if anyone knows any information as i am trying to find a death certificate for her, thanks
red mail Terence Obney
I found a Terence Obney who was born in 1949 in West Ham. Since my mother's maiden name was Obney, I would like to make contact with Terence to exchange information about the surname Obney.
red mail Prout
looking for decendents of Henry Arthur Prout B june 1879 and Mary Ann Nealen B 1882. They lived in the West Ham area of London and had 6 children between 1912 and 1924
Andrew (Thomas) Johnson or Johnsen Stevedore (UPDATED)
I'm trying to trace Andrew Johnson born about 1847-1850, in Sweden. He is sometimes on census as Thomas Andrew, Andrew Thomas or poss Harry. Occupation a stevedore/dock labourer. His fathers name is John Begerson Johnson, a Seaman or Farmer (very hard to read his occupation). I would think also from Sweden. I have no mother for Andrew. Andrew Johnson married Charlotte Henderson who was born 1855 Hightae, Lochmaben, Scotland. Andrew and Charlotte married in 1882 in Plaistow, West Ham, and them went on to live in West Ham, Essex. I have them on the 1891 & 1901 census, but nothing much before or after. I have since found Charlotte on the 1861 census with her father Robert and mother Isabella, living in Lochmaben, Scotland. Along with 7 other siblings. They had 8 children. John, born 1878, Scotland, Lizzie about 1878, Poplar, Middlesex, Isabella, 1881 Barking, Essex, (married Richard Fry), Mary 1884 West Ham, Harry 1886 West Ham, Annie 1888 West Ham (married James Bristow, my 2 daugters gt grand parents), Charlotte 1894 West Ham & Thomas 1896 also West Ham. If anyone can help with any information on this family I would be very greatful. Thanks Maxine
Looking for information about Dennis HOWE who was a professional footballer born in West Ham in 1928 and played for West Ham, Darlington, Southend, Aldershot and Bedford Town in the 50s and early 60s. I'm compiling a history of Bedford Town FC (see and would be interested to find out what other clubs he played for, if any, and about his later life.
red mail Mary Ann SMEED death cert 1900
Not my Mary Ann (though may turn out to be related). Death Cert details for anyone it may help. Died 25th January 1900 at home address of 24 West Ham Lane at the age of 39 years. Wife of William George Smeed (a coffee house keeper of the same address). Cause of death Ectopic Gestation. Internal Haemorrhage. Husband was present at the death, which was registered 26th Jan 1900.
red mail Webb- West Ham
Looking for descendants of Ernest John C Webb (b.1883) and Sarah G Webb (nee Brown b.1887). Married in 1915.
red mail FOREST GATE district school west ham st saviour
My father & 1 of his brothers appears on the 1901 census at this school. Does anyone know anything about it please. What address was it? Were they weekly boarders as this census was taken on a Sunday night? Any info at all about schools in the BETHNAL GREEN area also would be welcome many thanks
red mail John Middleton and Callaway
I am trying to trace descendants of John Middleton born Stepney 1906 parents George Samuel Middleton and Annie (Spriggs), brother of Gwendoline Middleton who married Ernest Timothy Callaway. John may have married Hilda Jarrett in 1932 and may be the John Middleton who died in Swindon in 1972. If you have any information or are related please get in touch.
red mail Saunders family of West Ham/Stratford
Trying to trace present-day descendants of William Saunders and Ada Elizabeth (nee Stevens, b 1872) who married in 1894 and had (at least) 5 children - Ernest, George, Harold, Ada & May.
red mail Edgerton Phillips
Edgerton Jenah Phillips b 1855 Barbados British West Indies d1903. Married Kate Garrett - Edgerton Phillips name runs through this family - would like to know if anyone is researching this family. Believed they had connections with or lived Catherine Street Tidal Basin/Plaistow
red mail Cave and Moore ?? Strathford
Hi am looking for any information at all on thes 2 last names from around this area a baby boy born on the 13 July 1924 to a lady called Lillian Cave at the Queen Mary Hospital no name just baby boy. The birth was not registered untill the 12 July 1925 no father. Is there a way to find more information I have the birth certificate. I am sure the baby boy went on to be named Robert Leonard Moore Any thing woud be good Thankyou
I am researching a Frank Usher who lived in Walthamstow. He married Mary Doyle in Co Kildare in 1890. They then lived in the East End of London and had Francis, Joseph, Louisa, Mary and Ernest James - my father in law. Mary Usher died in 1909 and Frank married Harriet Elizabeth Burnham and they had Ethel Violet Usher in 1912. Ethel Violet married Walter Church in 1935 and they had, to my knowledge, two sons Derek and Brian.
red mail Welch, Sidney William
I am trying to locate family beloning to Sidney William Welch who I believe was born in West Ham, or maybe Brentford in approx. 1911, to an Edwin and Eleanor Welch (nee Woodward) Sidney had two brothers one was named Freddie. His mother died when he was about 14, and his father re-married. The lady he married was called Amy (nee Legg/e) and they had two daughters, Ruth and Winnie. Sidney lived for most of his life in Wales.Any information would be appreciated
red mail Ann Howell Laskey
Ann was born in india in 1849. She wed Edwin Laskey in 1887. As I understand it she was married 3 times Edwin being the last. From the marriage information I have at the time of the marriage her surname was Howell but whether that was the name of her last husband or her maiden name I do not know. She had 2 children prior to this marriage Ethel in 1882 and Maud in 1884. She appears with Edwin and her then 4 children in the census of 1891. I know the British Museum have Indian records but does anyone know about female surnames stated on 2nd and 3rd marriage certificates or the best way to track her
Does anyone have any information of the Laskey family of Major Road in 1901 and Tenby Road 1891. I believe Edwin was in the army prior to these dates in India but I don't know which regiment. I don't know how to track his army service down. Ethel married Henry Brown, Maud married Walter Filtness and Lilly married a man called Percy. As it appears that Edwin and Annie could have been married in India and Ethel and Maud were born in India I haven't been able to trace any certificates. Can anyone help please.
I am looking for any relatives of Jane Brooks born West Ham circa 1871 Father Samuel Brooks b circa 1841 Mother Anne Brooks b circa 1843 brothers James b 1869 Samuel Job born c 1874 Henry born c 1878 found on 1881 cencus at 5 Paul Street can not find after that. Mother died and father remarried 2 youngest brothers were sent to Ontario Canada. Any info welcome John
red mail Charles Henry Rankin (1877)
i am looking for info on Charles Henry Rankin born abt of birth changes from census to census, from north to south woolwich, kent......i have found baptisms for 3 of Charles' siblings, but cannot find a birth entry or a baptism for him or his younger half brother Frederick born abt 1880 in woolwich.....Charles parents were Edward Albert Rankin and Elizabeth Southwood....i have a birth, death and marriage certificate for Edward.....he was born in 1842 and died in 1878....just a year after Charles birth Elizabeth went on to live with another man....cannot find another marriage for her tho....on 1881 census she is living with a George Rankin and in 1891 she is living with a Rueben Rankin.....i believe that George and Rueben are the same person and have possibly taken Elizabeth's first husband's surname to cover some sideline illegal activities as there are some stories thru the family that Charles and his step father were 'book maker's runner's' which would carry a severe sentence for those caught doing this.......Charles' 'normal' job, was a boiler maker's labourer.....any help with this one would be very appreciated as its a huge brick wall for me.... Elizabeth Rankin nee Southwood was listed as a widow on the 1901 census....Charles was named as 'Henry' on 1881, 1891 and 1901 census returns....Charles married Ellen Lowe in West Ham in Oct 1901
red mail George Wright (b1871) & Mary Ann Moore (b1872)
Have been trying to research the Wright family from the West Ham/Stratford area of London, and not having much luck. I am looking for connections to a George Wright (b1871) married to a Mary Ann Moore (b1872), both born in West Ham. I know of seven children they had: Annie Margaret (b1893), George (b1895), James John (b1899), Lucy May (b1904), Alice Eliza (b1905), Samuel Henry Edward (b1905) and Marjorie (b1910). I am a decendant of Samuel Henry Edward. I also know Mary Ann Moore's parent were John (b1848) and Emma (b1844). If anyone is able to help, please get it touch. Many thanks Scott
red mail barker
I am looking for information on the family of William and Sarah Barker (nee Cleaver)who lived at Mount Street and Chapel St Stratford West Ham. They had 13 children between 1868 and 1895.
red mail Bertie Mafekin Cook
I am looking for information on Bertie Cook he was b,abt, 1902 in West Ham f.William, m.Emily,
red mail The family of Charles and Alice Taylor in West ham 1881
I have been trying to understand the family of the widow Alice Taylor,- she was a widow in 1891 - who married my ancestral uncle Isaiah Whitehouse in 1903. Her maiden name appears to have been Smith. She was born in Woodford or Wanstead herself. She had four children in the West Ham area - probably to Charles. Fred ( born in West Ham c 1878) Henry ( born in West Ham c 1880)Charles ( born in Walthamstow in 1883.) and John ( born in Edmonton in 1885) I believe they were travellers. They moved to Nottingham about 1885, and Henry was christened there. But before the 1891 census there is no trace of them. Can anyone help?
red mail Oakley and Hack Families
I am researching these families in the West Ham/Plaistow area and would be grateful for any help.
red mail JOHN MUNROE
Any information please on John Munroe. Born Scotland 1837. Father Alexander. John married SUSANNAH BARKER from Norfolk in 1868. They lived in West Ham until he died in 1905.He was a Ship's Clerk. They had seven children. One daughter married Alfred COKER.They also lived in West Ham. Cannot trace where John came from in Scotland, who his mother was or if his parents ever lived in England.
red mail ESAU MILLER
I am looking for information about Esau Miller.He was a seaman cook born in 1864 probably in West Indies.Lived in West Ham in 1890's.He was married to Elizabeth Mary Ellis in 1901. She was also known as Elizabeth Mary Jarvis.She had a son named Julius Clifton Jarvis who died in 1898. Esau and Elizabeth had three children, Henry, William, and Roma.He continued as a seaman until 1929. Esau had previously been married in Cardiff to Laura Boshier.
red mail Chambers,Harwood ,Reeve
can any one give me any info on my Grandfather George Edward Harwood born Australia 1902 (father was Edward Harwood).George Edward Harwood married a Ruby Ann Chambers 1941 in West Ham or any info on Ruby Ann Chambers brother George Thomas Chambers born December 1907 East Ham I am also looking for information on Charles Alfred Chambers born 1874 in Australia who was a postman and married an Ada Reeve parents of Ruby Ann Chambers and George Thomas Chambers
red mail GREEN - WEST HAM
Looking for information for: David GREEN and Agnes Betsy COUTTS married June qtr 1888, West Ham. 1901 Census living at 13 Cullam Street, West Ham. Children: Absalom (1889), John Thomas (1890), Ethel Agnes (1896) and Arthur (1900). Agnes moved to West Ham from Middlesex with her grandfather, John Thomas Coutts who died in 1891 at 137 Vicarage Lane, West Ham.
red mail West Ham, Spence
Any descendants of Sawyer Spence of West Ham out there? Sawyer was my 4xgreat grandfather, a 'plunber' nad sometimes a 'gentleman'. Also of Upton in Essex, Leadenhall, Wapping, Hackney - he owned a lot of premises! Polly
red mail GREENHAM, Sidney. Plaistow, West Ham 1908-1917 Death details.
GREENHAM, Sidney mrd. Amelia Louisa nee Dowling 8 Jan 1907 "Parish All Saints" Clapton, residence 47 Blurton Rd.,Clapton. Moved to 30 Caistor Park Rd. Plaistow, West Ham then Oct 1908 was living 2 Grafton Road ,North.Plaistow , West Ham. Sometime between 1907 and 1917 he died as his widow remarried Ernest Moor 30 Jan 1917. West Ham I have searched for records of his death on line and WW1 service records without any results so can anyone help with any details such as burial records for this area or suggest any further searches that can be made for these details. Regards John
red mail young family- west ham /poplar
I am trying to trace my nan's family who lived in poplar and west ham. My nan was susan anne young b.1912. her mothers maiden name was Lammin but can't find out much more. Anyone got any ideas. Thanks.
red mail Newby Family - Lived in Leyes Road West Ham 1899
I'm looking for any relatives or descendants of Robert Newby m. Frances Louisa Gibbs 7th March 1892. They were living at 21Leyes Road Custom House West Ham o 26th September 1899 when my grandfather, Edward George Newby was born. I'd like to find any descendants of his siblings or any relatives at all.
william angus
Trying to find William Angus, born l860, son of William Angus and Maria nee Lock, in the East End of London. In l88l he appears married to Annie with a one year old daughter, Annie. Annie, his daughter, appears to have died in March l883 aged one year, and Annie, his wife, in December l887 aged 26. After this, I can find no trace of William, but as some of the family moved to New Zealand, wonder if he emigrated. Can anyone help please. Many thanks, Liz
red mail WILLIS, Arthur Walter. West Ham, Death 22 JUNE 1930.Whipps Cross.
WILLIS, Arthur Walter, of 12. Prince of Wales Road West Ham died 22 June 1930 Whipps Cross Hospital, wife was C. Willis. Does anyone know her christian name and unmarried name with any details of where the burial would have been. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Regards John
red mail Albert E Westwood m Jane Archer
I'm trying to find anyone with a connection to Albert E Westwood who married Jane B Archer in Q4 1912 in West Ham Brian
red mail Archer family in West Ham
I am trying to find anyone with a connection to (or information on) the family of Bartholomew Archer (b1839) and Jane Portway (nee Victory b1847). They had 4 daughters Sarah (b1876), Ann (b1880), Ellen (b1885) and Jane (b1887) and were living in Canning Town, West Ham around 1900. Brian
red mail Fox/Felton
I am looking for information on Lilian Fox (b 1892) who married Albert Felton in 1916. Would particularly like to know where she fits into the line of John James Fox (b 1845).
red mail Henry (Harry) Chambers
I am trying to trace my Grandfather's family, Henry known as Harry Chambers he was married to Alice Page and they lived in Plaistow. He was born around 1885 and was a horse trader. I know his mother's name was Charlotte Bye and she was a florist, she married three times the second marriage was to John Bryant. In later life she had a florist shop in Barking Road called Bryant's. I am interested in finding any information, if you can help please contact me.
Sparks-Canning town-West Ham
Looking for other residence info on Frank James Sparks and Edith Maude. Immgrated to Australia. Frank worked on ships as fireman. Lived at Custom House Canningtown when three children were born. Frank, John & Edith. 1910-1927
red mail Henry Edward SMEED c1875
Does anyone know which of these ladies Henry married please? Marriages Sep 1895 (>99%) ---------------------------------------------------------- Blackaller Ada Emily W. Ham 4a 142 McLean Allan W. Ham 4a 142 Reid Nellie W. Ham 4a 142 Smeed Henry Edward W. Ham 4a 142 Henry was the son of William Champion Smeed and Mary Ann Williams of Dover. Thanks
red mail Burrus - West Ham, Sheerness, Oare, Faversham
I am researching the BURRUS family who mainly lived in the West Ham area from the mid/late 1800s. I have also connections to James Burrus and Mary Saxby originating in the Sheerness, Oare and Faversham area. Anyone who has an interest in this name I would be very pleased to hear from.
red mail Inquests in West Ham (Davies / Finch)
My Gx4 Grand mother, SUSAN MARY DAVIES nee FINCH, committed suicide (by drowning) somewhere near the tidal basin in West Ham. She actually died on 5th July 1908. According to the death certificate the inquest was on 9th July 1908 in West Ham. Is anyone also reasearching this family? Does anyone know where I can find the inquest records please? Thank you!
red mail Hayden/Bailey/Plaistow/West Ham
I am looking for any information regarding Mary Bailey, b.1790 approx, who married Thomas Hayden, b.1785 approx. They had 2 sons, Morris, c.1813 and James, c.1825, both of whom were born in Plaistow.
red mail Looking for Gardiner, Blackwell, Hackett
Hi Im searching for anyone with info or related to the Gardiner/Gardner/Gardener family who resided & still do in Kings Road. Anything on William Blackwell who married Caroline Clark, they then had Alice, James, Florence, Maud, May, Esther & Albert. Florence is my great grandmother. She married William Hackett in 1905 & had a daughter called Alice Maud. Florence then remarried in 1911 to John Gardiner (or any similar spellings) & they had Elsie, John, William, Gladys, Alfred & Rose. It is the Blackwells Im struggling with, Caroline Clarks family I have, but William is a mystery, on Florences' marriage certs she has him as William on one & James on another so maybe thats a 2nd name or maybe even his official first name. All I know is according to the census records he's born around 1862 ish in Sydenham Kent & died before 1905 but was alive on the 1901 census. As for John Gardiner - I know nothing about him other than he should have been born around 1880 & possibly died before the 2nd world war!
red mail Winifred Gertrude Bullock
Searching for information on the history of Winifred Gertrude Bullock who was born in West Ham in 1904 and emigrated to Canada in 1926.
Im looking for details on the May family from Portland Road and Agate Street Canning Town in the 1880s to early 90s. My grandfather was Albert May, his mother was Kate (born in either Shoreditch or Wincanton in Somerset depending on which census is right). Albert had a couple of brothers and sisters. One sister Elsie married Richard Tatum in the early 1900s and they had at least two children.Albert was born about 1883. Ive been researching my family and cannot find out much at all about this family so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
red mail LOWNDES/BULLOCK West Ham.
Desperately seeking the son of WINIFRED GERTRUDE LOWNDES/BULLOCK born 1904 - Father EDWARD McMANUS. You were born ANTHONY JOHN, WEST HAM. Oct/Nov/Dec 1945. Family in Canada have been seeking you for such a long time. Grandparents: CAROLINE JESSIE (nee Woodley) and ALBERT JOHN. Married 1903. W.HAM.

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