Category Archives: Roe

Roes in Layston and Barkway

When I started researching my family’s history a few years ago, I was under the impression that both sides of the family had been firmly rooted in the East Ham area for generations. Of course, I knew that the Robbs … Continue reading

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Joseph Priestley, St. Thomas Square and the Roe family: Part 2

In Part 1 of this post, I suggested that there might be a religious reason behind the fact that Kezia Eliza Roe was born in St. Thomas Square, Hackney. The longstanding associations of Hackney with Protestant Nonconformity are well known, … Continue reading

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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 ┬áthe 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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