Category Archives: Roe

Joseph Priestley, St. Thomas Square and the Roe family: Part 1

When you’re researching your family’s history, there are some mysteries that nag away at you, and that you find yourself returning to again and again. As I’ve mentioned on a number of occasions, I’m intrigued by  the names that my … Continue reading

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Weaving links between Parkers, Holdsworths and Roes

Following on from the last post about Eliza Roe: Ron Roe has sent me some more records that shed further light on the lives of Eliza and her husband Thomas Parker, and have also led me to a discovery which … Continue reading

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New information about Eliza Roe

Ron Roe has kindly provided me with some additional information about Eliza Roe, sister of my great great grandfather Daniel Roe, whom I last wrote about in this post. Firstly, it would appear that Eliza’s date of birth is likely … Continue reading

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Caleb Roe and Sabina Collinson

In the last post, I wrote about the family of Enoch and Ann Collinson, whose daughter Sabina married Caleb Roe, brother of my great great grandfather Daniel Roe. In this post, I want to write about Caleb, Sabina and their … Continue reading

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Caleb Roe and the Collinsons

Caleb Roe was the brother of my great great grandfather, Daniel Roe. Like Daniel, he made his way as a young man from Bedfordshire to east London, where he married, raised a family, and spent the rest of his life. … Continue reading

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Blanch, Ellis and Roe families in 1871

Continuing with this series: The years between 1861 and 1871 were a time of great change and tragic loss for the family of John Blanch. On 23 July 1862 John’s oldest daughter Mary Ann (Blanch) Roe gave birth to my … Continue reading

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Blanch, Ellis and Roe families in 1861

Following on from the last two posts: By the time of the 1861 census, John Blanch and his wife Keziah had moved from Bethnal Green, where they had lived for more than thirty years, to 8 Great Crown Court, Soho, … Continue reading

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Blanch, Ellis and Roe families in 1851

Following on from the last post: In 1851 John Blanch was 50 and living with his wife Keziah at 2 Green Street, Bethnal Green, where he was still working as a boot and shoe maker. Their son Joseph, 20, a … Continue reading

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Blanch, Ellis and Roe families in 1841

Following on from my recent posts on the Blanch family, I now want to track the movements of the Blanch, Roe and Ellis families through the decades of the nineteenth century. I’m intrigued by these families’ geographical movements across London … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Blanch Roe and Leonard Vincent Kew

This is by way of a footnote to the last post, in which I noted that in 1881, Keziah Blanch, widow of John Blanch, was living at 11 Cumberland Terrace, Ealing, with her daughter Eliza Maria Blanch, 12 year old … Continue reading

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