Category Archives: French

Frederick French and Sarah Elizabeth Bull

A few weeks ago I wrote about my 3 x great grandfather Frederick French (1810 – 1887) and expressed uncertainty about the identity of his wife Sarah. This week I received an email from Annette Sutton nee Goodwin in Queensland, … Continue reading

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The family of Emily Hindley: tracing name patterns through the generations

In my last post I wrote about the family of my great-great-grandfather, Frederick French, who was born in Limehouse in 1847. As I mentioned in that post, Frederick married Emily Hindley on Christmas Day, 1867, at All Saint’s church, Poplar. … Continue reading

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French family update

My grandmother – my father’s mother – Mary Emily Elizabeth (‘Polly’) Webb was the daughter of George Webb and Mary French, both of whom were born in 1874. Having filled in some of the gaps in my knowledge of the … Continue reading

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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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The French connection: more shoe makers in the family

My father Peter Ernest Robb’s parents were Arthur Ernest Robb (1897 – 1979) and Mary Emily Elizabeth Webb (1898 – 1965). Mary E. E. Webb, my grandmother, was born on 10th June 1898 in Mile End Old Town. Her parents … Continue reading

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