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Offline avm228

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Re: Help with finding a family
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 11 October 20 21:33 BST (UK) »
:) Well done if you are right - looks complicated!


I think “Caroline” snr was actually born as Catherine Dobinson in 1850, dau of Joseph and Ellen.

1851: HO107/1548/503/54
1861: RG9/256/82/20
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Help with finding a family
« Reply #10 on: Monday 12 October 20 00:40 BST (UK) »
Following up on the likely parents, Joseph and Ellen. Ellen seems to go by a few names Leany, Ellen, Helen and Alney. Their son Francis married Mary Eliza Torbison in 1889 and Leany/Ellen is with them in 1891 at Essex Street, Stepney.

East London Observer
27 Feb 1875
Inquests In Bethnal Green
On Tuesday, Mr Humphreys held inquests at the Prince of Wales Tavern, Bonner-road, Bethnal Green, on the bodies of Joseph Francis Dobinson, aged 64 years; [& others].

In the case of the deceased man Dobinson, it appeared that he was a shoemaker, and resided at 1, Montford-place, Three Colts-lane. He had been unwell for some time past with a sore thumb, which arose from some poisoned leather upon which he had been at work. Up to Thursday last, however, he  seemed to get about as usual, but on that day he was seized with a shivering, and was attended by Dr Mainwaring, but the following morning he expired, and the result of an examination by Dr Mainwaring showed that death was due to natural causes, but accelerated by blood poisoning from the sore thumb. A verdict to that effect was accordingly returned.

Burials - City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery:
27 Feb 1875: Joseph Francis Dobinson; age 64; 3 Colts Lane, Bethnal Green
16 Jan 1896: Alney Dobinson; age 82; 8 Hardy Place, Essex St, Stepney

1. Joseph Francis' name changed from Francis Joseph
2. Alney's name changed from Eleanor

Baptisms - St Anthony, Stepney:
26 Sep 1894: Francis Dobinson; Francis & Mary Eliza; shoemaker; 6 Hardy? Place, Essex St
26 Sep 1894: Helena Dobinson; Francis & Mary Eliza; shoemaker; 6 Hardy? Place, Essex St

GRO BMD references:
1838 Q3 Marriage: Joseph Francis Dobinson & Leany Naman; Stepney; vol 2; page 426
1875 Q1 Death: Francis Joseph Dobinson; age 64 (born c1811); Bethnal Green; vol 1c; page 208
1896 Q1 Death: Alney Dobinson; age 82 (born c1814); Mile End Old Town; vol 1c; page 324

1889 Q4 Marriage: Francis Dobinson & Mary Eliza Torbison; Bethnal Green; 1c; page 620
1899 Q4 Death: Francis Dobinson; age 37 (born c1862); West Ham; 4a; page 14
1891 Q1 Birth: Francis Dobinson (mmn: Torbison); Mile End Old Town; 1c; page 531
1894 Q4 Birth: Eleanor Dobinson (mmn: Torbison); Mile End Old Town; 1c; page 511
1897 Q1 Birth: Maud Alice Dobinson (mmn: Torbison); West Ham; 4a; page 24

1891 - Essex Street, Stepney
Helen Dobinson, widowed, with son Francis and his wife Mary Eliza.
Ref RG12; Piece 306; Folio 86; Page 7

1901 - Beck Road, West Ham
Mary Eliza Dobinson, widowed, with children.
Ref RG13; Piece 1562; Folio 40; Page 26
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Re: Help with finding a family
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 13 October 20 19:30 BST (UK) »
Sorry not been on but work gets in the way.

Many thanks for all the information given.

Sarah Maria/ Caroline was my great grandmother.  She married as Sarah Maria but as you have found she is otherwise registered as Caroline, Caraline, Carry, Carey, and death certificate is Caroline.

Never found a birth for her, so was living in hope when sent for the birth for Sarah Maria but this then came back as parents Charles Dobinson and Caroline nee Sprickett.  So we are no further forward.

Thanks once again will follow up on the inquest details and other info.