Category Archives: Ferry family

More details from 1939: my great grandparents (Updated)

On my father’s side, my great grandparents Herbert and Georgina Mason (née Briancourt) had lived round the corner from us when I was a child in the 1960s and I knew they had been there for ages.  They were living … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on writing this blog

Anyone who’s checked out this blog recently will note that it’s been a while since I posted.  I haven’t done much genealogy research though the summer , and I admit to feeling a little bit disheartened by the whole project.   … Continue reading

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Ferry Family Members in the Settlement and Removal Records

The Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930 on also provide fascinating information about various members of the Ferry family who had fallen on hard times. Amongst the records,  I was surprised to find that my great great … Continue reading

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The Ferry family in the early 19th century

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 … Continue reading

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Focus on the Ferry family

I’ve  began my January challenge by focusing on Edward John Ferry (1834 – 1912). Edward John Ferry was born in Bethnal Green on 29th May 1834 (father: Edward William Ferry, mother: Frances Sarah Ferry nee Aburn). Edward John was one … Continue reading

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Life on the Old Ford Road in the 1880s

My great great grandfather, Ambrose Ferry, lived in and around Bethnal Green throughout his life. In 1881 he and his family were living at 18 Old Ford Road.  Ambrose’s brother, Thomas Ferry, a butcher, lived further down Old Ford Road, … Continue reading

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Book: “London Stories: personal lives, public histories” by Hilda Kean

I heard about this book when I was searching for some information about silk weavers in Bethnal Green, so I ordered it from my local library via the inter-library loan service. It’s an interesting book – part personal family history, … Continue reading

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More debtors in the family

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my ancestor Thomas Nye Brittain’s financial difficulties . Little did I know then that he wasn’t the only ancestor to have had trouble managing his money. The London Gazette is a wonderful … Continue reading

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