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Dobby/Sparrowhawk - West Ham 1861 onwards
« on: Sunday 28 May 23 17:00 BST (UK) »
I've got the following family group in 1861:

2 Burham Street, West Ham

William Dobby, Head, 34, Ship Carpenter, South Shields (Durham)
Esther Dobby, Wife, 33, Milliner, Middlesex
George Dobby, Son, 12, Scholar, Middlesex

RG9/1056 F37, P38


In 1851, Esther was with her son:

23 Waterloo Vale, Westoe, Durham

Esther Dobby, Wife, 23, Mariner's wife, London (transcribed as 'Dabby')
George Dobby, Son, 2, London Aldgate

HO107/2399 F188 P58


I know that William Westbrook Dobby married Esther Caroline Sparrowhawk on 9th January 1853.

Esther also had a son, George William Sparrowhawk, in Q Dec 1848, East London Union.


I can't find William Dobby in 1851, but he does reappear in 1871, listed as the brother of the housekeeper at the Tower Hamlets Dispensary.  He is stated as being married, aged 44 and a shipwright.  RG10/534 F65 P22.
He is then on the 1881 census, still at the Tower Hamlets Dispensary, this time listed as brother.  He is still stated as married, aged 54 and a shipwright.  RG11/463 F88 P49.
William Dobby died in December 1883.

I am stuck with Esther Dobby after 1861, as well has her son George William Dobby/Sparrowhawk.  If anyone is able to fill the gaps, I'd be most grateful!

Many thanks,
Emma
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Re: Dobby/Sparrowhawk - West Ham 1861 onwards
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 28 May 23 18:00 BST (UK) »
1871 Esther Dobby 41 juvenile shirt maker at 421 Cable Street, Stepney RG10/546 folio 10 pg 13
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: Dobby/Sparrowhawk - West Ham 1861 onwards
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 28 May 23 19:26 BST (UK) »
Thank you!  I'm intrigued as to why they were only ever together on one census?  And what happened to George? 

I'm driving myself mad with this one!
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Re: Dobby/Sparrowhawk - West Ham 1861 onwards
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 28 May 23 19:59 BST (UK) »
Ignore - info already known
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Re: Dobby/Sparrowhawk - West Ham 1861 onwards
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 28 May 23 20:04 BST (UK) »
1881 - is Esther the entry transcribed as Dobley b 1836  piece 461/12/18 ??
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Re: Dobby/Sparrowhawk - West Ham 1861 onwards
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 28 May 23 20:13 BST (UK) »
Possibility for a death for Esther in 1888 as Esther Dobner??
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Re: Dobby/Sparrowhawk - West Ham 1861 onwards
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 28 May 23 20:14 BST (UK) »
Good find on that census. She's aged well!
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: Dobby/Sparrowhawk - West Ham 1861 onwards
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 28 May 23 20:19 BST (UK) »
think the 1888 death could be this Esther

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Q-76D4
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: Dobby/Sparrowhawk - West Ham 1861 onwards
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 28 May 23 21:44 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the information you've given me so far - it's fantastic!
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