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red mail Limehouse ancestors
I am looking for GENT, SHELDRAKE and PRUDENCE ancestors in Limehouse, c1830-c1920. My great-grandfather, William GENT, ran the Three Mariners pub at 34 Ropemakers Fields, c1893-c1900. Any info on them, the pub or the street would be gratefully received.
red mail Simper
I would be pleased to hear from anyone who knows anything about James and Elizabeth Simper. I don't know where or when this couple were born - probably early to mid 1700s, or James Simper's occupation.They had a daughter, Elizabeth, born 11 March 1773. I don't know if she had siblings? Thank you. Tresna.
red mail Elizabeth Paulin
Elizabeth Mary Paulin was born in Limehouse in 1826, married James Cordell in 1856 and had 2 sons. She died in 1877 and James died in 1905. Is anybody researching this family.
red mail paulin and raymond
George paulin married Elizabeth Raymond at Limehouse in 1811 .Sons james , William, George and Edward immigrated to Melbourne Australia in the 1850s. looking for other researchers.
red mail Coverdale John
John Coverdale was born in 1833 and married Adelaide. They had three children-John born 1855 in Limehouse Joseph born 1860 in Wapping and Caroline born 1861. Does anyone know the surname of Adelaide - John's wife.
red mail Smith
researching Joseph Smith occ baker, his son Frederick R Smith b 1825 Limehouse, occ clerk/coal merchant, married Sarah Elizabeth Bowerman (b 1821 Tiverton Devon) in 1850 Cullumpton Devon, their children all born St Pancras Middlesex London : Frederick Bowerman 1854-1913, Alice Jane b 1856, George G b 1858c, Arthur b 1860c, Frank b 1863c, Henry b 1867c. Frederick Bowerman Smith b 1854 married Mary Harriet Rowe 1878 Stoke Newington Middlesex - Julie
red mail Colecot (aka Caldecot
Looking for birth of Margaret Colecot c 1834 Father William Colecot. Married George Kingseller in Limehouse August 1857. Living in Salisbury Place at that time.
red mail James Faulkner, mariner, b c1762
James Faulkner, my paternal great-great-great grandfather and a mariner, I believe to have been born c1762 in Limehouse, Middlesex and that his wife Susanna was also born there c1767. I should like confirmation of this or else birth/baptism details to the contrary and also their marriage date and her surname and the names of both lots of parents.
red mail Sherman/Fenton 1850s Limehouse
Looking for details of William Sherman, Elisabeth Fenton. My great grandmother Mary Sophia Sherman was born 29 Florrors(not able to identify writing) Terrace, Limehouse 1855. William Sherman was labourer in Docks
red mail ABBOTT
IM looking for the parents of Fanny Abbott b 1854 in Limehouse married Stephen Philpot in 1876. And died in1887. Any info on the Abbotts will be most welcome. I have Fanny's and Stephen's children and the line from there it's just her folks im look at . Kind regards Robert.
red mail Sampson Family
I am researching the Errick and Mary Ann (nee Francis) Sampson family who in the 1861 census were living at 30 Northey Street St Ann Limehouse Tower Hamlets. Errick was born at Deptford about 1834 and married Mary Ann in 1855. At the time of the census they had three children, Alfred 4, Henry 2 and Francis 9 months. He was a ladies bootmaker. They emigrated to Australia in October 1864. Any information will be appreciated
red mail Munton
Looking for birth place and family of Daniel Munton born 1801 died c 1874 Married Jane White and lived in this area. Child John White.
red mail Limehouse,Copenhagen place
If any one knows the whereabouts of any old photos and information on Copenhagen Place would love to know.
red mail Piggott Street and Limehouse methodist Church
My aunt Florence jones known as Sister Frances was a Deaconess at the church in the 1930s perhaps through to 1950. I'm trying to find pictures of the church and area and also if anyone has any memories of her. Many thanks Sandra
red mail St Anne, Limehouse
I have some baptism registers for St Anne, 1821-1854. Happy to look up if you need it.
red mail Hodges Family
I am looking for any information regarding the Hodges family.Samuel Hodges was the publican of the " Britannia " public house on Commercial rd in Limehouse untill his death in 1846.His wife was " Sarah " formerly " Goundry "
red mail Sellers
Hannah Sellers born in Limehouse abt 1825 daughter of Charles Sellers. Don't know where Charles was from. Can't find her on the 1841 Census, and she married Henry Hinchliff 1845in Bethnal Green. Looking for information on the Sellers family.
red mail Hood in Limehouse
My great grandfather Augustus Hood b. 1864 in Bromley MDX came to Australia in 1881 and we have lost all contact with the family in the UK. His father was John Hannibal Hood b. 1831 and Elizabeth Clark b. 1836. His grandfather was John Sully Hood b. 1812 and grandmother Mary Druce (sp?). Looking for any help. Thanks.
red mail HENRY SHEPHERD (born c1878)
On 11 Feb 1939 In the River Thames near Dundee Wharf, Limehouse the body of Henry SHEPHERD 61 yrs Dock Labourer of no fixed abode was found. Henry was my paternal Grandfather. He married my grandmother Ellen (Nellie) SULLIVAN on 1/6/1903 in Poplar and they had three children Nellie, Henry and Dennis (my Dad). By 1911 the parents had separated and the children were sent to Hutton Poplars School in Brentwood Essex to be educated and cared for. I know nothing about Henry whose father was also called Henry so am unable to trace my paternal ancestry. Does anyone have a Henry who drowned in the Thames? Did he have another family somewhere? Would love to fill in some of the blanks in my family tree. Please help!
red mail Arthur Newman b. 1767
I am looking for Arthur Newman who was born circa 1767, place un known. He was a shipwright living in Limehouse with his wife, Dinah/Diana. Any information where he was born , where he married and his wife's maiden name would be greatly appreciated.
I am looking for information on the Vincent family who lived in Copenhagen Place, Limehouse. My ancestor Eliza nee Holmes married James Vincent in 1862 in Hackney and had 2 children James and Eliza. After James' death, Eliza married Henry Rose. For some reason her daughter Eliza also took the name Rose as a surname.
red mail Kimble Family in Limehouse and/or nearby in 1861 onwards.
John and Mary Kimble and Family lived at 45 Limehouse Causeway and by trade he was a House Carpenter.Mary had died by 1871 because John, a widower, is now living and working in Jarrow.Believe some of the family continued living around the area. Son Arthur was a plumber and gas fitter in Poplar and eldest daughter Catherine spent periods of time in the Stepney Union Workhouse. Another son John was a cooper and maybe also have remained in the area. Other siblings whereabouts unknown were Susanna, Elizabeth, Walter, Charles, Robert and Roseanna.
Anyone have a photo please
Would anyone happen to have a photo of Spencer Street, Limehouse please? It isn't there anymore and I don't know whether it was one of those streets lost in the London Blitz, or demolished later on.
red mail O'Brien
I am researching James O'Brien who live in Gill Street between 1914 1930. Any info would helpful John
Limehouse Coster
Albert COSTER born 1867 married Sarah A Born Limehouse 1857. They had a daughter Frances Coster born 1890. Frances married George Gallacher in Milend in 1912. They has 8 children including my nan Frances Sarah (known as Dolly). My nan married Joseph Edward Lincoln. If anyone has any info on any of my family i would love to hear. Thank you Tracey
red mail hawkridges of limehouse
hi Im tracing my Great Grandother May Hawkridges family.She had sisters Daisy Rose Hannah Emily Jessie and brothers William and Edward. William was killed in world war 2. Her parents names were Charles and Alice Thank You Sharon
I am researching the above names in my family tree. These families lived in and around Mile End New Town. I have only gone back as far as the 1790's so far and would like to hear from anyone else researching these names or other family links.
red mail Eliz.BARNETT/Thos.WHITE
d/o Robert BARNETT, of St.Annes,Limehouse,married Thomas White,a hatter 27 May 1807 at the East. Eliz.was a minor & had the consent of her father. Any info.welcomed on this couple who had 6 children between 1810-1826 - Thomas,Sarah,Caroline,Hannah,James,William, all baptized the East. Eliz.d.C1830, after which the family emigrated to Canada.
James Henry Walker
I am looking for ancestors of James Henry Walker, who married Amelia Rebecca Armstrong in Mile End Old Town on 19th June 1881. His age given as 22 and fathers name Henry Walker profession Brewer. In the 1901 census James is said to have been born in London Limehouse c1859, but in the census of 1891 he is said to have been born in Southampton Hampshire c 1860. Any information gratefully received.
I am researching the family of George Jacques first husband to Elizabeth webb B1792 according the records they married in Limehouse in 1820 she was later widowed and married Mr Whateley if anyone has anymore information on this family please contact me.
red mail Ness Hall/Green
does anyone have a Ness Hall or Green in their family line?Iknow there are connections to both limehouse and Sunderland Tyne&Wear.Or Nansom or Ransom as a forename with links to either of these places?Hope you can help.
john finan was born in London, had to change his name after manslaughter conviction for his part in throwing chinese dock worker/immigrants into the water and drowning them, could this have been in limehouses? any clues
red mail Limehouse Martine/Butcher families
Does anyone have info on either the Martine (some pronounce this as Martini) or Butcher family? Martines from Waterloo Place, Butchers from Salmon Lane, both went to Dalgleish Street School. Any recollections gratefully appreciated. Thanks.
red mail Limehouse families - Lloyd, Parmenter, Opperman
I have had different ancestral families living in and working in Limehouse. the Lloyds had a tin plate works on the Lea Navigation, and shipped goods from there for their company A.Lloyd and sons; the Oppermans lived there in carpentry shops, or as valuers. The Parmenters maybe of Jewish -Dutch extraction, married into that line, with the marriage of daughter Semira. Any links to these families?
Hello from Australia I am looking for information on Charles J Kitchen (born Tickenham Somerset) and wife Eliza (born Pancras Middlesex) both born about 1842 who had children Alice Elizabeth 1861 in Limehouse Middlesex and Albert W (1865 - Limehouse) Alice Kitchen married Henry Hewison (born 1857 Poplar) in 1882 - Alice and Henry had Alice Eliza 1883 (Bromley Stepney) who married John Proctor Whyte in 1905 , Lillian 1882, Albert 1891, Frederick 1893 and Amy 1897. Thank you Julie
Looking for any relatives of O'Leary family from Limehouse/Stepney area. Children were Ann - born 1911 Patrick, Eileen, Dinny, Lal, Julie, Micky and Terry. Parents were Thomas and Florence (nee Cox). At the time of Ann's wedding to Alfred Watcham in 1931 the family were living in Spencer Street.
red mail FITCH
Amelia Fitch born Limehouse circa 1834 - married Robert Campbell at St Dunstans Church Stepney East London in 1850
red mail CAMPBELL
Robert Campbell born Limehouse circa 1829 - married Amelia Fitch at St Dunstans Church Stepney East London in 1850
red mail Greenrod
John Greenrod, wife Mary, Master Potter living St Annes Limehouse 1861, 1871 census. Chn Mary, Susannah (m John Rushbrook, m2 David O'neil), Sarah, John,( m Ann Butler), Charlotte, Ann, Sophia, James (m Elizabeth Davies), Emma (m Robert Boden) and Thomas. Looking for info & Descendants.
red mail DONOGHUE 13 Oak Lane Limehouse
I am looking for Edward DONOGHUE who lived at this address around 1910 with his daughter Catherine b 1890 and son John b 1895. His wife Catherine may have been here also. Catherine married Charles BALDOCK at the Church of Our Lady and St Frederick Limehouse.
Gill Street, Limehouse
Does anyone have photos of old Gill Street, Limehouse?
red mail Chambers family in Limehouse
Thomas Chambers married Anna Johnson. Children were Sarah Ann 1843 Limehouse, Thomas Francis 1844 Limehouse,Mary Ann 1846 Limehouse,Stephen 1848 Stepney, Jane 1851 Bromley, William 1856 Bromley, Richard 1858 Poplar, John Stephen 1861 Bromley, Susan 1864 Stepney and Harriet Rebecca 1867 Poplar. any info will be thankfully received and given.
red mail Johnson family at Limehouse
My family of Johnson lived in Limehouse, father was Francis born abt 1788 in Whitechapel, mother was Sarah born abt 1795 in Bethnal Green, children were Elizabeth born 1819,Rebecca born 1821,Anna born 1823, Frances born 1826, Francis John born 1828, Maria born 1830, Martha born 1833, James born 1835 and Jane born 1837 all born Limehouse. I am the great great grandchild of Anna Johnson and would be pleased at any info I can get and give on the family.
red mail stepneypigotstreet
m trying to find street where my gran lived in the 1900s the family name was lowden and i believe they had a business there abouts in stepney
red mail James Ince
I have just received the birth certificate of my grandfather Joseph Horace Ince, born on 28th December 1904 and registered Jan 1905. It gives the details of his parents as being James Ince, of 22 Parnham Street, Limehouse(a shoe maker)and his mother is named as Emma Elizabeth Ince (maiden name Stevens). I am unable to find their marriage details or anything else about them. Are you able to help. Many thanks
red mail Grinyer family
Does anyone have any details on the Grinyer family? Catherine Jane Grinyer was born circ. 1844 and in 1866 she married Leonhard Siebert. The marriage was witnessed by Sarah Harriet Grinyer and her father was James Wilson Nelson Grinyer. They seem to have connections to Mile End Old Town, Bow, Limehouse and Bromley.
red mail family of Edward and Nellie (Ellen) Earle
I am looking for any information on Edward and Nellie (Ellen) Earle who lived at 13 Anchor Street, Limehouse, Tower Hamlets. They would have been a young couple aged 23 with 2 children also named Nellie or Ellen and Edward who were aged 2 and 1 respectfully on the 1891 census. Edward was a general labourer. Even if someone knows some history of this location in London, it would be appreciated. Their daughter, Nellie Earle came to Canada prior to 1912 where she met and married my grandfather, Archibald Winsor. I would like to know when Nellie Earle came to Canada and with whom. I cannot seem to find the family on the 1901 UK census. I sure hope someone can help me. thanks, Maureen
red mail radley marries shaw
Jane radley, born 1846, baptised st anne's limehouse 18/2/1850. Parents david radley, ropemaker, rebecca radley nee shaw. Address 126 eastfield st, limehouse. David and rebecca married in 1845. Shaw family at eastfield st in 1841 and 1851. Any info on either family appreciated
My nan LILLIAN ELIZABETH WEBB was born here in February 1910. I can find no other information on her. Can any shed any light on this road or this person?
red mail Bradley family
I'm looking for information on a Bradley family. My grandmother Florence Bradley lived in Limehouse, Poplar most of her life although she came from Canning Town. Her family may have originally come down from the Liverpool area. She was born in c1900 and her father was George Bradley. She may have had a stepmother and stepbrothers and sisters. Her grandmother was Irish. Any information on any Bradleys would be much appreciated.
red mail Earle family of Limehouse
Hi, I am seeking information on Edward and Ellen (Nellie) Earle. Their daughter, Ellen (Nellie) was my maternal grandmother. On the 1891 UK census they were found living at 3 Anchor Street, Limehouse. My grandmother, at some point, left for Canada and I am not sure if any of her family came with her. Her father, Edward Earle was a general laborer. An uncle lived with them as well in place where they occupied only 3 rooms.
red mail Cousins
Isaac Cousins born 1801 Limehouse, married to Mary Ann. Does anyone recognise this family?
red mail Allen family of Limehouse
George Allen, born 1798 in Whitechapel, lived with his wife Susannah at 33 Narrow Street Limehouse in 1851. Their children were - Ann 1829 from a previous marriage, George 1839, Louisa 1838, Henry 1842, Frederick 1844, Emma 1846, Eliza 1848, Walter 1852 and Arthur 1856. The family later moved to 1 Rickmans Road Limehouse 1861, then to 7b George Street Greenwich in 1871. Anyone with connections?
Has anyone information on William Alfred Haines born about l854 please? He was the son of William Haines. In 1907 he was a widower, and married my great aunt, Janet Langham nee Baxter, in West Ham. Thanks, Liz
red mail Kennard's of Limehouse
Looking for any information on Frederick Kennard b abt 1822 Whitechapel.Frederick was a Wheelwright. His wife was Ann Elizabeth. Two Childern Baptized at St Anne's Limehouse were Henry William Kennard b 9/12/1850 and Emma Letitia Kennard b 12/12/1852. In the 1850's & 60's They lived at 15 Dalgleish Street. Would like to find out more about Frederick,his parent's and any siblings.
red mail Rugg
Looking for any info on the John Rugg born 1797, Alfred Sturgeon Rugg, born 1841, Sarah Rugg Born 1837.
red mail Crawley, Webster
Looking for information about my grt.grandmother Ellen Crawley,born abt.1845 in Cork Ireland. Ellen married Thomas Mantor Webster c1870. They Lived in Limehouse and had 3 children John,born in Liverpool, Ellen and Edward Daniel who were both born in Limehouse. If anyone has a connection to Ellen please get in touch.
red mail John McIntyre & Emma Anderson
I am looking for any information about John McIntyre & Emma Anderson. John was born in 1806/07 in Scotland & Emma was born in 1817/18 in Limehouse. I would like to know anything about them. I do not know when or where they were married but i know that they had 2 girls called Emma & Catherine, & 2 boys called John & ?. Any info would be great.
red mail DURANT
Elizabeth Bridget Durant c1838 William James Surridge c1834 Married in Poplar 1860
In 1841 HUGH DANIELS (my 4xgreat grandfather) was a lodging house keeper in Eastfield Street, Limehouse.His daughter, KETURAH ELIZABETH WINKLEY (wife of JOHN WINKLEY) lived at Burfords Terrace, Poplar at the time. Any knowledge of this man and/or his family would be most welcome plus any information regarding the history of the area.
red mail Newton 1892
Trying to find descendants of Ivor Newton,born Limehouse 1892.He was an accompanist to many famous musicians until he died in 1981. His niece was my grandmother,I think. There was a home for retired musicians named after him.
red mail Richard William STROUD
I am looking for information on Richard William STROUD, eldest son of James and Francis (stepmother) STROUD. Later changed his name to THOMPSON and was tranported to Van Diemens Land in 1840.I believe the family was in the pottery business.
red mail Tull/Fitch
THOMAS TULL died aged 77 in 1859, so was apparently born c1782, in Salisbury, Wilts according to his daughter's marriage certificate. Thomas' wife was MARY, no details known, but believed born in Surrey. Their daughter, SARAH was born in Ripley, Surrey, and married THOMAS FITCH, whose family came from Colchester, Essex. Interested in any information regarding these families. An R. TURNER was witness of death in several certificates, and could have been a Tull daughter married to a TURNER....
red mail Limehouse
Looking for James Bird marrying a Ann Day Philshaw or Philsaw.Had a son Charles born 12 Sep 1849 2 Triggs Place Limehouse Stepney London
red mail BLAKE
Researching family of Richard and Maria Blake, children-Richard 1820 Chatham, Kent, Charles 1824 Chatham, James 1826, Maria 1828 Limehouse, John 1832, Samuel 1834, Cecilia Ann 1838 Limehouse.
red mail Govier
I am trying to trace details of Thomas Govier and Hannah Arthur, who married and lived in Limehouse in 1901, Thomas was a beer house keeper / publican living at 3 Beccles St. Any info re his profession or her ancestors gratefully received.
red mail May, Coase
My grandfather, Benjamin Charles May, born 1895 in Limehouse to Alexander May and Selina (nee Coase)
I am trying to establish the ancestry of Alfred E Hawkridge, he was born in Limehouse supposedly in November 1888, but so far I cannot verify this. He married Maggie Johnson on 8th August 1911.
William Henry TONKIN born October 31 1838, Limehouse MDX, married Sarah Elizabeth COOK born 1840, Rotherhithe, SRY. Searching for William's baptism and their marriage certificate. Have considerable detail on descendents, looking for information on ancestors, particularly the TONKINs.

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