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Re: The disappearing Levetts
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 09 September 10 13:07 BST (UK) »
Thanks Tati

Just checked that on the NBI and I think it's this one:

11 May 1860  James Levett, All Saints, Sudbourne age 4 

Probably the son of the "other" James and Ann.

Jan
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Re: The disappearing Levetts
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 09 September 10 15:06 BST (UK) »
?
1861
James Levett 31 Preston Suffolk
Ann Levett  18          "

? SIX BELLS PRESTON ST

========================
1871
Lovett James                   55      Head      Bricklayer Deopham Norfolk Cottage Morley St Botolph,       
 Lovett Rebecca               55      Wife    Wymondham                                   ,  "     
 Downes James                28       Son    Bricklayer                                           "
 Lovett Harriet                   17     Daughter         

any help sylvia
notts/derbys clark
      "        "      stenson
        "       "    nicholson
       "     "        jarvis
                         castledine
    rhodes

 
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Re: The disappearing Levetts
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 09 September 10 16:40 BST (UK) »
Just a note

Six Bells PH, The Street, Preston St Mary still there, friends live in the village and we have eaten there (I had the trout and very nice it was too  ;D

Pat ...

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I have to find two more!

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Re: The disappearing Levetts
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 09 September 10 19:05 BST (UK) »
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1871
Lovett James                   55      Head      Bricklayer Deopham Norfolk Cottage Morley St Botolph,       
Lovett Rebecca               55      Wife    Wymondham                                   ,  "     
Downes James                28       Son    Bricklayer                                           "
Lovett Harriet                   17     Daughter         

Wrong one, that's the one I found, then Jan found a marriage in 1842 for a James Lovett to a Rebecca.

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Re: The disappearing Levetts
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 09 September 10 19:49 BST (UK) »
I have been asked to post details of Ann Groom and James Levett's marriage. It is this one:

Marriages Dec 1842   


CROOK Ann  Plomesgate 12739 
Driver Mary   
GIBSON Robert   
GIRLING Louisa   
Levett James   
Sawyer James

Although it is transcribed as Crook, apparently from the parish registers her name is clearly signed as Groom.

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Thanks for all your help, this one looks as if it is going to remain a mystery. I'll send for the death certificate of Ann Lovett, Norwich and hope that helps.

Jan
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Re: The disappearing Levetts
« Reply #14 on: Friday 11 May 18 23:21 BST (UK) »
Well after nearly 8 years I may have made a slight break through!

James and Ann's daughter Menah Esther Levett married James Dunnett. She died on 11th Jun 1931 at Love Lane Melton Suffolk. Looking at the GRO web site Administration of her estate was granted to Susan Louisa Hillier wife of Thomas (Unfortunately that means no will). I then found Susan and Thomas on the 1911 census, both were born in London. However, one of their daughters was called Mena, and when I checked her birth on the GRO site, her mother's maiden name was LEVETT!

I found Susan L Levett born 1853 and her mother Sarah, a widow, on the 1871 census in Islington St Michael London. Sarah was born 1815 in Suffolk and it looks as if she was born in Tunstall. 

I then found Susan and Thomas's marriage on Ancestry in 1873 and it was one of those where it shows the actual certificate. Susan's father was JAMES LEVETT, a bricklayer, exactly the same occupation as Menah's father. So I think that Menah and Susan were half sisters. Susan was 20 when she married.

So it looks as if Menah's mother may have died giving birth to her in 1851 - I still can't find a death. Her father James then either married or just lived with Sarah and they moved to London where Susan Louisa was born. I cant find her birth either.

BUT - Menah and Susan must have known about each other and kept in touch as administration was granted a few days after her death to Susan.
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Re: The disappearing Levetts
« Reply #15 on: Friday 11 May 18 23:29 BST (UK) »
Susan Louisa LIVVETT mmn GROOM, birth reg Mar qtr 1853 Islington?
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: The disappearing Levetts
« Reply #16 on: Friday 11 May 18 23:33 BST (UK) »
Brilliant!!!

As I posted I just thought another possibility could be that Ann ( Menah's mother) also called herself Sarah (which was her mother's name so maybe her middle name) as her date of birth is the same. So it looks as if that did happen and Susan and Menah were real sisters.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: The disappearing Levetts
« Reply #17 on: Friday 11 May 18 23:33 BST (UK) »
Susan Louisa LIVVETT mmn GROOM, birth reg Mar qtr 1853 Islington?

Baptised at St Mary, Islington:

6 March 1853

Susan Louisa LEVITT, born 28 Jan 1853.  Parents: James (bricklayer) and Ann, of Sidney St.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)