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From: cemoor <>
Subject: Re: [LON] William & Lucy MESSENGER lost in 1881 census
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 17:28:58 +1030
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Yes that's him, a C.H. Waterman, that's Customs House Waterman, and
living in Risdon Street. He has been easy to follow through, especially
as he and his wife then stayed at Risdon Street until at least the 1901
census, very helpful of them, must have been very handy for his job as a
Customs Officer. Thanks anyway for the thought. I only wish I could find
William junior in the 1881 census, he's fine from 1891 onwards, as they
stayed in Rotherhithe Street from then on.
Actually I've just thought, if you have the image of the 1881 census I'd
love to have it, thank you. I only have the transcription from the CD's.
Cathy in South Australia
Eunice Cubbage wrote:
> Cathy -
> Just looking again, found a William MEssenger, aged 53, a waterman,
> living in Rotherhithe .
> Your William's father, maybe ?
> Can send the image if you want it.
> cemoor wrote:
>> I have my direct ancestor William MESSENGER age 26, born 22 Aug 1853
>> St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, married Lucy COX age 20, born
>> approximately 1860 in Berkshire according to 1891 census, and
>> Berkshire Newbury 1901 census. They married 20 Aug 1880 at St John
>> Southwark, supposedly living at 8 & 6 Queen Street respectively, his
>> father and married sister are witnesses, fathers William MESSENGER,
>> Waterman & Thomas COX, a Carman. Their first child Rosina was born 1
>> Jun 1881 when they are living at 10 Hadland Street, Rotherhithe, but
>> where are they for the 1881 census?
>> I have great difficulty identifying the correct Lucy COX, there are
>> few possibilities, but no evidence yet to be sure, and I was hoping
>> that they could have been with her family, it would be so very
>> helpful, :-) and at the very least I'd have another chance at her
>> Kindest regards,
>> Cathy in South Australia