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From: "Audrey Collins" <>
Subject: Re: [MDX] What does it mean?
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 11:29:50 +0100
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Not sure about the 'H', but since the marriage was in Stepney the 'MEOT' is
probably Mile End Old Town.

Audrey Collins
Harrow, Middlesex

----- Original Message -----
From: "ivytrott" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 7:02 PM
Subject: [MDX] What does it mean?

> Lyn Brooke kindly did a look up of Hesk marriages for me and found just
> one - which promptly posed a problem! This is what Lyn told me:
> Hi Ivy
> There is only one listed which I have copied below.
> I looked at the slip and its says both H.M.E.O.T.
> I have no idea what this means.
> Regards
> Lyn
> Baker, Margaret
> Spouse: Hesk, Wm (291) Marriage Date: 1799
> Parish: Bumten Stepney Residence: H. M. E. O. T.
> Spouse's Residence: H. M. E. O. T.
> I am guessing H.M. may mean His Majesty's - but what? If it is the
> Hesk I think it is, he was a clerk in India House both on his son
> marriage certificate and on a census. This is the first time I have come
> across a Hesk marriage in the 1700s (just!), and they don't seem to be
> related to the Yorkshire Hesks.
> Does anybody have the answer to this question, or know anything about
> Stepney Residence?
> Residence doesn't sound like a prison..... Do hope that somebody can
> Go well. Ivy Trott in Fish Hoek, Cape Province, South Africa.
> Thanks Lyn! Much appreciated.
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