Category Archives: Miles

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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Finding Edward and Alice Sheepwash

  When I first began my family history research about 15 years ago one of the main sources  available was the 1881 census. I bought a set of the CDs and went about finding as many of my ancestors as … Continue reading

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