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Offline Paula Collins Madden

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Brown family - Lambeth
« on: Thursday 31 January 19 17:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi I'm trying to find out more about my 5 x great grandparents, John Brown and Kezia East.  I have found the baptism records for 5 of their children in Clapham and Lambeth but I can't find a marriage cert for John and Kezia.  I think they would have married around 1808.  I am wondering if they were Romany because I know there were many Romany families the Lambeth area at this time and that both Kezia and Brown are names found in the Romany community.  Can anybody help please?

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Re: Brown family - Lambeth
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 31 January 19 17:38 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat

Where did you find that Kezia's surname was East.

Could you please list the children that you have found and when/where they were baptised
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Re: Brown family - Lambeth
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 31 January 19 17:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rosie
I found out Kezia's maiden name was East on the baptism record of her first daughter Ruth.
The children are:
Ruth baptised Jan 29th 1809 in the Parish of Clapham
Mary Anne (my 4 x great grandmother) baptised 1814 at the age of 3 in the Wesleyan Church, China Terrace, Lambeth
The other siblings Elizabeth, Richard and John were also baptised at China Terrace.  Elizabeth went on to marry a James Young who was a horse hair curler.

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Re: Brown family - Lambeth
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 31 January 19 19:31 GMT (UK) »
I think there is a good possiblilty that your family are romany with the surnames Brown, East and Young. The location is good to.

I would follow up all the children to see who they married and if there are any more romany surnames and look at all their 'trades' on the census.

Wemyss/Crombie/Laing/Blyth (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: Brown family - Lambeth
« Reply #4 on: Monday 25 February 19 10:11 GMT (UK) »
I've done some more digging and have found that John Brown's mother was Mary Ann Lovell. 

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Re: Brown family - Lambeth
« Reply #5 on: Monday 25 February 19 11:42 GMT (UK) »
I've done some more digging and have found that John Brown's mother was Mary Ann Lovell.

Where did you get that information.

Have you got John & Kezia on census. 

What occupation is noted for John on his childrens baptisms
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Re: Brown family - Lambeth
« Reply #6 on: Monday 25 February 19 11:56 GMT (UK) »
Baptism of Ruth has father John a shoemaker.
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