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Tracing Huguenot Weaver History - Bethnal Green/East End
« on: Saturday 05 January 19 11:33 GMT (UK) »
Sorry if this thread has been covered before. I have reached a dead end on ancestry.co.uk so looking here for help.

My grandfather was a decedent of Huguenots in the East End of London, his surname actually being Weaver. His family were in fact Weavers when they first settled here. On the paternal line I can only get as far as Henry Weaver, who was born in 1826.  On his marriage certificate in 1859 (married in Stepney St Dunstan), his father is named as Robert Weaver and deceased. I can't find any further Robert Weavers in that area, just a Henry Robert Weaver, who sort of fits. Would this be common to use a middle name? In addition to this, I presume that Weaver was an anglicised name based on the occupation, however, would anyone have any clue what it might have been anglicised from?  Everyone that I have found so far is in Bethnal Green/Whitechapel/Stepney etc. I am just wondering why I might have reached a dead end and if anyone had any tips for over-coming it! I am certain that the Weavers were always based in the area so thought that I would find it easier to trace them! Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Tracing Huguenot Weaver History - Bethnal Green/East End
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 January 19 12:02 GMT (UK) »
Hello & welcome
What information do you have that the family descended from Huguenots ?
To answer your question it was common for people to use middle names.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Tracing Huguenot Weaver History - Bethnal Green/East End
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 January 19 12:27 GMT (UK) »
Quite a tricky one to answer. My Grandad always knew that He was a huguenot descendant and that his family were silk weavers for Elizabeth I. They have always had their roots in the east end in the paternal line. That's all I really have to go on but I genuinely have no doubts about it as was always told it as a kid too and would be a strange thing to say if not true.

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Re: Tracing Huguenot Weaver History - Bethnal Green/East End
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 05 January 19 12:29 GMT (UK) »
My ex husbands family are descended from the Hugenots in East London as well and although they stayed pretty close, there are a few further out into more central London. Managed to trace his family back to c1600 in Belgium but given its the ex I havent spent any real time on it!

Its possible that the family (or part of it) went back and forth to France/Belgium, I found the odd relative to married, died etc in France or in Belgium despite everyone else being in London. Have you looked further afield?

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Re: Tracing Huguenot Weaver History - Bethnal Green/East End
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 January 19 12:30 GMT (UK) »
This is really helpful. I haven't. Cpuld I find that on outbound passenger mists maybe?

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Re: Tracing Huguenot Weaver History - Bethnal Green/East End
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 05 January 19 12:31 GMT (UK) »
Sorry. My predictive text drives me mad! Passenger lists. Thank you so much for your replies.

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Re: Tracing Huguenot Weaver History - Bethnal Green/East End
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 05 January 19 12:39 GMT (UK) »
You may have your timeline wrong, Elizabeth 1st died in 1603, the Edict of Fontainebleau was in 1685.
Some of the early Huguenots went to Canterbury, maybe they moved from there to London?
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 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
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Re: Tracing Huguenot Weaver History - Bethnal Green/East End
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 05 January 19 12:39 GMT (UK) »
Sorry. My predictive text drives me mad! Passenger lists. Thank you so much for your replies.

I found most of mine on Ancestry tbh.

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Re: Tracing Huguenot Weaver History - Bethnal Green/East End
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 05 January 19 12:41 GMT (UK) »
It seems like you are right!  :)

Thank you, that's a good lead!