After a holiday and several weeks busy with work, I returned to my focus on the Ferry family. I’ve continued to find the Settlement and Removal Records fascinating. On 2nd September 1850, a 74 year old single woman, Mary Ferry, was subject to an Examination. She was living at 10 Sale Street Bethnal Green.
This record probably refers to my 4 x great aunt who in 1841 was living with her brother, my 4 x great grandfather John, and his wife Mary in Fuller Street, Bethnal Green. It’s possible that John died in 1850, and so it’s not surprising that his sister found herself in need of support after his death. (I still need to confirm the date of John’s death).
Mary states that her father, another John Ferry, who had died about 30 years previously, had “rented a house at 4 Fuller Street for a great many years. He died in that house and buried three wives therefrom”.
This gives me some information about my 5 x great grandfather, another John Ferry – and another avenue to research! Who were the three wives – and which one was my 5 x great grandmother?