My month focusing on the Ferry family has been extremely productive. Using the London Baptism records on Ancestry, I checked the dates of the baptisms of all the children of John and Mary Ferry. Having identified 12 children born between 1794 and 1817 (Sarah, John, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Ann, Harriet, James, Samuel, Edward, Louisa, Joseph and William) I realised that my records included a thirteenth child, George, also baptised in 1794. I have now removed him from my tree as I’m fairly certain that his parents were a different couple.
The family lived in the Hare Street / Fuller Street area of Bethnal Green.
By concentrating on the Ferrys and not allowing myself to become distracted by other branches of my tree, I’ve learned a lot. So I’m going to give the Ferrys another month ,of my time. What else will I find?