Category Archives: Roe

Limehouse links

Three generations of my mother’s family were married at St. Anne’s, Limehouse. John Blanch and Keziah Holdsworth were married there on 5th July 1827. Twenty-one years later, on 30th October 1848, their daughter Mary Ann married Daniel Roe in the … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Blanch Roe – actress?

I haven’t posted much recently about the Roes – the family of my maternal grandmother. This is partly because I’ve been absorbed by the Aberdeenshire origins of my father’s family, the Robbs, and partly because I had reached something of … Continue reading

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1911 census: the Roes

My second search in the newly-available 1911 census records was for the family of Joseph Priestley Roe, my great grandfather on my mother’s side. I found Joseph and his family living at 92 Oakfield Road, East Ham. Joseph was 48 … Continue reading

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The Roes of Luton – a possible connection?

Despite the efforts of a number of determined family historians, notably Ron Roe, it has proven difficult to trace the Roe family back beyond Daniel Roe senior. At the time of his marriage to Eliza Holdsworth in 1825, in Blunham, … Continue reading

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Picturing the past

I was in Soho yesterday and took some photos of addresses associated with my Robb, Roe and Blanch forebears. Here’s Old Compton Street, where my great grandfather Charles Edward Robb was born in 1851. The picture shows the current No. … Continue reading

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Missing data in the 1841 census

In my continuing quest to sort out the connections between the Roe, Blanch and Ellis families, I’ve been trying to find records in the 1841 census for Richmond Street, in the parish of St. James, Westminster – where I know … Continue reading

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Walking in my ancestors’ footsteps

In London yesterday for a meeting, I found myself with half an hour to spare, so I took the opportunity to visit some of the West End streets where my ancestors lived. It was the first time I’d been in … Continue reading

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Keziah Eliza Roe

My great grandfather Joseph Priestley Roe’s older sister, Keziah Eliza, was born on 7th October 1850 in St. Thomas Square, Hackney, and was the firstborn child of Daniel and Mary Ann Roe. She was baptised at St. Dunstan’s, Stepney on … Continue reading

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Daniel and Mary Ann Roe in 1851: new information

Ron Roe has found an entry for Daniel and Mary Ann Roe in the 1851 census record, and has kindly sent me details. It seems the problem with searching for this record at Ancestry was that their surname was mistakenly … Continue reading

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Births of Mary Ann Blanch Roe and John Richard Roe

I’ve obtained copies of the birth certificates for Daniel and Mary Ann Roe’s third and fourth children, Mary Ann Blanch Roe and John Richard Roe. These confirm my impression of the family as constantly on the move. We already know … Continue reading

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