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From: Deborah Whittaker <>
Subject: [CI] Re. (CI) Langford
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 17:18:42 +0000 (GMT)
That is interesting. I don't have a William Silas, nor a William directly.
I note there is a William Langford in Jersey in the 1861, 1871 and 1881 census. Married to a Jane and has a son William and daughter (Mary) Jane. He and his wife were born in England, but don't say where.
Going by his age the elder William potentially could be related in some way to John Langford (Joseph Thomas Langford's grandfather) who moved from Thorncombe, Devon (later Dorset) to Jersey in about 1852.
In the 1851 Thorncombe census John has a brother William of the same age as the one in the Jersey census, born in Thorncombe. In the 1841 census the later children in the Langford house in Thorncombe, including William, have the surname Cornelius, which was John's mothers maiden name, but no Cornelius parents present. (Could Cornelius be interpreted as Silas???). Neither John or William are in the parental Thorncombe home in 1861.
Both John & William were gardeners in Jersey in the St. Saviour & St Helier areas and both lived in Le Geyt Street at some point. Another very tenuous link - my great grandfather's Walter John William Langford (Joseph Thomas' son) 3rd middle name.
However I know there were a couple of other Langford families in Jersey too, from other parts of England, although I didn't spot any Williams.
Didn't spot any Parrots in my godparents though.
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