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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Henry Thomas Millett
Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 22:04:23 +0100
In message <01c701c550c4$fb654fa0$>, Joe Austen
>I`m trying to find my G Grandfathers birth, (it seems they both fibbed about
>their ages) she was born in 09/05/1855. but when she married on the 28/02 1892
>she was only 35, he was 25 Born Bow (Which I have been told was in Poplar RD).
>I`ve trawled 1837 online from January 1863 to December 1869 and have been unable
>to find him. One of the Witnesses was a Fanny Millett
> but I have found a Thomas Henry MILLET in Q1 1869 Poplar
> and a Fanny MILLET also Poplar Q3 1867 if anyone has the PRs for Bow
It doesbn't work that way - Bow, civil district, may bear no relation to
the parish church at Bow. No one was compelled to attend church and
Londoners had a much lower rate even than the average (which was 35%
casual attendance in 1851, declining thereafter). So the family might
have gone to one of the churchers, oner of the chapels, or nowehere at
>periods I would appreciate a Lookup, although I have a nasty feeling
they may be
It doesn't sound like an obviously Irish name, though there were masses
of Iriah in the East End.
The marriage certificate should show the names not only of the couple
but their respective fathers, and trawling the Bow area in the 1861 or
1871 census for the couple should find them. One thing - the figure 2
and the figure 3 are very similar in some writings, and one could be
read for the other, so she may be younger than you expect.
People were very vague about their ages and their names - I would get
the certificate for Thomas Henry and see if the father matches.
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