Monthly Archives: December 2019

A Settlement Examination in Shoreditch

In 1856 my great great grandfather, John Miles,  underwent a settlement examination in Shoreditch.  He was aged 46, a resident of 5 White Hart Court, Hoxton, the address at which he was living at every census from 1841 until 1871.  … Continue reading

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A possible sighting of a 3x great grandfather?

I’ve been searching in vain for any records which might relate to my 3x great grandfather, Richard Miles.  When his son, John Miles, married in 1841 he gave his father’s name as Richard Miles, deceased, a basket maker. Recently I … Continue reading

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A widow’s pension

In previous posts I’ve written about my great grandfather , John William Saunders (1875-1920) who died in 1920 having served  in WW1. He was wounded  and taken prisoner in 1917.  I have wondered whether his widow, my great grandmother Emily, … Continue reading

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