Category Archives: Londors

James Jemblin, Citizen and Salter of London

In the 1737 will of Captain Richard Boulton the elder we find the following (my emphasis): I give and bequeath to my Nephew John Jamblen the sum of five hundred pounds of like Lawfull money  And in a memorandum to … Continue reading

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The family of Mary Maunser

I’ve begun to explore the Manser or Maunser family, trying to find a link between John Manser, the London apothecary and ‘kinsman’ of my 8 x great grandfather, stationer John Byne (1651 – 1689), and Mary Maunser of Sussex, who … Continue reading

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Can these people really be my ancestors?

My mother’s father was a gardener at the City of London Cemetery. His father was a grave-digger and came from a long line of farm labourers. My mother’s mother was the daughter of a manual labourer, who was himself the … Continue reading

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Sarah Schofield, previously Hone, née Stallard?

In an earlier post, I reported some new findings about William and Sarah Schofield of Barkingside, Essex, who were my great-great-great-great-grandparents. Their daughter Mary Ann (1802 – 1887) married John Felix Londors (1785 – 1876), and their great grandson George … Continue reading

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The burial of William Holdsworth in Woodford: September 1827

In the last post, I wrote about my discovery of new information about my Londors ancestors in the parish registers for Woodford, Essex. But there are Woodford connections on the other side of my mother’s family, too. Back in the … Continue reading

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John Felix Londors (1785 – 1876): my great great great grandfather

Thanks to the excellent online subscription service at Essex Archives Online, I’ve been able to discover important new information about my Londors ancestors. My mother’s maiden name was Joyce Alma Londors: she’s the daughter of the late George John Londors … Continue reading

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William Holdsworth in Woodford

A few weeks ago I discussed the theory that my great-great-great-great-grandfather William Holdsworth (born in 1771) might have been a carrier, running carts between between Whitechapel and Woodford, Essex, perhaps with his brother John. If true, this would contradict, or … Continue reading

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The marriage of John Orgar and Sarah Anne Schofield: 30 September 1817

I’m grateful to Andy Phillips, who is researching the Orgar family, for providing confirmation of my hunch about the connection between the Orgar and Schofield families. Mary Ann Schofield (1802 – 1887) was my great-great-great-grandmother: she married my 3 x … Continue reading

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Londors, Orgar and the Mile End Old Town connection

My research into the different branches of my family’s history has drawn me back time and again to Mile End Old Town, and to the parish of St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney. Recently, my distant relative Robin Blanch and … Continue reading

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Entries in the Londors family Bible

Last week I mentioned that I’d been sent confirmation of the first marriage of John Londors of Barking, my great-great-great-grandfather, by Phyllis Wells, who has in her possession what appears to be a Londors family Bible. Now Phyllis has kindly … Continue reading

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