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 transcribed as ‘Ros’. However, the details match those of my 2 x great grandfather and his family.

At the time of the census, Daniel, 23, a boot and shoe maker, Mary Ann, also 23, a boot binder, and their baby daughter Kezia Eliza, 6 months, were living at 203 Patriot Row, Bethnal Green, where their neighbours included silk weavers, bakers, shopkeepers and other shoemakers. Patriot Row was in the heart of Bethnal Green, on the main road going north to Hackney (now Cambridge Heath Road) and close to Patriot Square, which is still in existence.

Mary Ann’s parents, John and Kezia Blanch, also described respectively as boot and shoe maker and boot binder, together with her brother Joseph, 20, a carpenter, sister Emma, 9, brother John, 7, and 2 year old ‘nurse child’ Mary Ann Ellis, were living just a few streets away, in Green Street.

We now have the following list of definite addresses for Daniel and Mary Ann:

1848 Limehouse (at time of marriage)

1850 St. Thomas Square, Hackney

1851 Patriot Row, Bethnal Green

1853 Great Crown Court, Westminster

1856/1859 Herbert’s Passage, Westminster

1861 Great Crown Court, Westminster

1862 Great Windmill Street, Westminster