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Suffolk / Re: Harriett Ann Willis
« on: Wednesday 08 January 14 19:37 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Both

Thanks for your replies. The Atkins family would certainly appear to be my Harriett Ann although how she would have gotten to that part of the world from Polstead is a mystery.

                           Many Thanks Again.

                                  Willis

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Suffolk / Harriett Ann Willis
« on: Tuesday 07 January 14 21:29 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All

Am looking to see what happened to Harriett Ann Willis born 1865 in Polstead. She appears in the 1881 census as a servant to William Aggiss in Layham. Can find no record of her after this. Any help or thoughts appreciated.

                               Willis

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London and Middlesex / Re: Boilermakers in Southwark
« on: Friday 04 May 12 19:10 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for the information so far received. It gives me a starting point. Any other info much appreciated.


                           Willis

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London and Middlesex / Boilermakers in Southwark
« on: Thursday 03 May 12 19:32 BST (UK)  »
Hi All

         I have many relations from the Southwark area in the latter park of the 19th century. Many are listed as Boilermakers. When I google Boilermakers in Southwark I find time and time again peoples trees with occupation listed as Boilermaker. Does anybody know where all these Boilermakers worked ? Was there a large factory in Southwark or several small ones ?
Any thoughts or ideas greatfully recived.

                                Willis

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Essex / Re: Essex Newspapers
« on: Thursday 05 January 12 23:19 GMT (UK)  »
You ask for how long you want. If you book far enough in advance there should be no problem. They are very popular though. I have never been in there and seen them idle.


                               Willis

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Essex / Re: Essex Newspapers
« on: Thursday 05 January 12 19:21 GMT (UK)  »
The local history section at Colchester Library hold all these records but only has two reading machines. You have to book one in advance.


                               Willis

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Suffolk / Re: GREEN family from Sudbury/Long Melford
« on: Wednesday 04 January 12 19:29 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All

           Not sure how relevant this is to your research but I have Green connections from Long Melford, Wethersfield & Sible Hedingham ( late 1700's early 1800's ) and they are all Chapel people many with biblical names. It also appears that they would travel long distances ( for those days ) to be baptised in an Independant Church. They would be adults because as I understand it they have to be old enough to choose their religion. Point being that the thinking of Chapel people was not the same as CofE folk. Might be worth checking Non-Conformist registers.
                     Hope its useful

                                    Willis

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London and Middlesex / Re: Charles & Theodosia Allen 1837-1871 ???
« on: Friday 30 December 11 21:08 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Jennifer thats another piece of the puzzle which I knew nothing of. I now know her baptism,wedding & death but nothing inbetween. 187 in 1889 was a fair sum so once again I'm thing Charles must have had a thriving shoemakers. But where and why can't they be found ?


                                  Willis

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London and Middlesex / Re: Charles & Theodosia Allen 1837-1871 ???
« on: Friday 30 December 11 20:27 GMT (UK)  »
In 1871 she is lodging in Clerkenwell along with Mary Thirwell who was a witness at her wedding.
In 1881 she is lodging in Bishops Stortford. She is listed as 75 by then so we must assume she never made the 1891 census.


                              Willis

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