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Meredith: Samuel Driver and Mary Ann m. 1852
« on: Friday 15 March 13 05:16 GMT (UK) »
Seeking descendants of the above or any information, particularly on Mary Ann's side.
She was baptised 10/10/1830 in Stepney.
Father was Henry Thomas Cole, mother Elizabeth (McDonald).
Father abandoned the family in the 1830's - I believe he sailed to Australia
and started a new life.
I have a tiny bit of information on the family in Middlesex but
a lot more on the father's new life.
It's a fascinating story and I'm hoping I have it right.
Thanks

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Re: Meredith: Samuel Driver and Mary Ann m. 1852
« Reply #1 on: Friday 15 March 13 06:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi Hawk64,

They all seem pretty easy to track through the censuses, etc, what exactly are you looking for?

Jo  :)
Puplett, Sonnex, Lott, Dunkiss, Hart - London area.
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Leach, Hopkins, Saunders - Wales
Leach, Lipscombe - Hampshire
Sipthorpe - Lancashire
Walters - Cornawall & Australia
Kingshott, Matheson, Pitt, McDonald, Keogh - Australia.

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Re: Meredith: Samuel Driver and Mary Ann m. 1852
« Reply #2 on: Friday 15 March 13 06:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jo

Well, it's my belief that Henry Thomas Cole was actually born William Cole and that's the name he used after he left his family and went to Australia. Why he used the name Henry Thomas at his marriage is beyond me.
I'm really trying to confirm that there is no birth/baptism or death record for Henry Thomas Cole.
I was wondering if any descendant of the family knew more.
Plus they might like to know they have relatives in Australia now as William had children here as well.
Thanks
hawk64

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Re: Meredith: Samuel Driver and Mary Ann m. 1852
« Reply #3 on: Friday 15 March 13 08:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi Hawk64,

When and where do you think Henry or William was born? What year did he leave for Australia?

Cheers, Jo  :)
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Re: Meredith: Samuel Driver and Mary Ann m. 1852
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 March 13 09:49 GMT (UK) »
Marriages Sep 1852 

COLE    Mary Ann        Stepney    1c   918    
Meredith    Samuel Driver         Stepney    1c   918   

Married at St Anne's Limehouse on 9th Sept 1852.

The marriage cert has her father as Henry Thomas Cole a Master mariner.
Amongst the witnesses was a Charles Cole  (poss brother) and Susan Blessitt who Mary Ann is with in 1851 in Stoke Newington.

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Re: Meredith: Samuel Driver and Mary Ann m. 1852
« Reply #5 on: Friday 15 March 13 10:12 GMT (UK) »
Henry Thomas Cole and Elizabeth McDonald, both single, were married on 25th Jan 1819 at St Botolph's Aldgate.Likely they were born around the turn of the century.
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Re: Meredith: Samuel Driver and Mary Ann m. 1852
« Reply #6 on: Friday 15 March 13 10:18 GMT (UK) »
In 1841 they are at Copenhagen Place Limehouse.

Elizabeth Cole 40 shirt maker, all born in county of Middx
Charles Cole 15 App(rentice) Sailor
Mary 11
John 9
Elizabeth 7
William 5
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Re: Meredith: Samuel Driver and Mary Ann m. 1852
« Reply #7 on: Friday 15 March 13 15:34 GMT (UK) »
There is a chap on-line who appears to be in Wales researching this tree.

Jennifer
Stevens /Godfrey /Rudgley /Claridge/ Gipson /George /Bliss
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Re: Meredith: Samuel Driver and Mary Ann m. 1852
« Reply #8 on: Friday 15 March 13 23:31 GMT (UK) »
The following were baptised as children of Henry Thomas Cole & Elizabeth:

Henry Thomas b 29 Oct 1819/bap 28 Jan 1821 - Limehouse St Ann - mariner of Limehouse
Elizabeth 15 Aug 1823/31 Aug 1823 - 182 High St, Corn Dealer - Shadwell St Paul
Elizabeth Jane 14 Apr /26 Jun 1832 - Limehouse, mariner - Limehouse St Ann
John Silas 29 Aug 1830/26 Sept 1830 - Limehouse, mariner - Limehouse St Ann
William 3 Oct 1835/21 Feb 1836 - Salters Place, mariner - St George in The East
Charles Colet 6 Oct 1821/4 Nov 1821 of M.E.O.T., mariner - Stepney St Dunstans & All Saints
Edward James bap 10 Oct 1830 - of Ratcliff, mariner - Stepney St Dunstans &All Saints
Mary Ann - ditto as Edward James.

Elizabeth 1823 doesn't fit or indicates another Henry Thomas Cole. & Elizabeth around at the time.
Three children baptised within a month in 1830? A big gap between first two and the rest?

What makes you sure that your William is Henry Thomas?

Jo
Puplett, Sonnex, Lott, Dunkiss, Hart - London area.
Hudson, Jenner, Dedman - Sussex
Leach, Hopkins, Saunders - Wales
Leach, Lipscombe - Hampshire
Sipthorpe - Lancashire
Walters - Cornawall & Australia
Kingshott, Matheson, Pitt, McDonald, Keogh - Australia.