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The Common Room / Searching for David Fraser
« on: Friday 20 September 13 13:00 BST (UK)  »
David Fraser was born about 1775, according to his burial records. He was buried on April 5, 1840, at St Stephens, Stepney, Tower Hamlets, London, UK, at the age of 65. He married Isabella Margaret Hampton Gray on May 11, 1800, in St Andrews Undershaft, Aldgate, London, UK. According to his son's marriage certificate his occupation was Warehouseman

A witness at his marriage in 1800 was a Charles Fraser.

I have found two possible siblings: Elizabeth b. 1777 and Margaret b. 1779, both baptised at St George in the East, Middx, parents Charles and Margaret Fraser.

It's possible that David and his parents moved into the London area before the above possible siblings were born, as I can find no records of his birth/baptism or other in that area prior to his marriage in 1800. Nor can I find any other records of Charles and Margaret Fraser.

Any help received with grateful thanks.

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Kent / Searching for father of Frances Hue/Sayers/Fraser
« on: Thursday 19 September 13 13:00 BST (UK)  »
Her birth certificate does not name a father. Her mother is Mary Solman. Elizabeth Solman, her grandmother of Dacre Street, Lee, Kent, registers the birth (8 Oct 1840) and she is registered as Frances Hue. This would suggest that Frances was born out of wedlock and lived initially with her grandparent/s. A year later, in the 1941 census Frances appears as a single entry, aged 8 months, but, according to the original entry, living with the family Wenham in the same street as her grandmother.

Her mother, Mary Solman, appears in the 1841 census as working in Woolwich Dockyard as a servant, and also listed is her eventual step father, Philip Sayers, a Gunner with the Royal Horse Artillery. On 25 Mar 1849 Mary Solman marries Philip Sayers in Carlisle and from then until her marriage to David Thomas Fraser, Frances takes her step-father's name (Sayers) on the census.

However, on her marriage certificate her father is shown to be Lachorne (Zachome?) Hue, valet, deceased. Her marriage certificate records her maiden name as Hue but there is a further ceremony 18 Nov at the Register Office, as Frances' surname had been given "erroneously and inadvertantly" as HUE. Why would this have to be corrected?

Later, at the baptism of her daughter, Charlotte Emma, in 1866 she again records her name as Frances HUE Fraser. This would suggest that she was very aware that she was not a Sayers and wished to retain some link to her biological father.

I can find no other records for her father Lachorne Hue and would welcome any help in this search.

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