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derekpara | 21:43 Wed 22nd May 2019 | Genealogy
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Please can any kindly genealogists assist me infind the ancestors of my three-4 times great grandfather ? Here are his details from the 1841 census:

LEE, Richard. Age 53, Warehouseman, Born Peckham..

Details from the 1851 Census: LEE, Richard. Age 33, Porter. Born Peckham.

Ref. HO 107 1536 14 20

Many thanks.



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I'm not getting on very well with this one...

Starting with the 1851 Census you mention - just checking I'm on the right wavelength - Richard born 1818 Peckham was with wife Anna born 1812 Berkshire, and offspring Martha, 1844, Henry, 1849 and Elizabeth, 1851. Address Crown Street, Old Street Road, Shoreditch.

Looking for births for the offspring, James Henry Lee born Sep Q 1849 Bermondsey; Susannah ELizabeth Lee born Mar Q 1851 also Bermondsey. Mother's maiden name - Moorcroft. The only birth for Martha to come up is 1844 Kennington, mother Goddard, which doesn't seem right.

Then looking for baptisms for them: James Henry Lee baptised 23 Sep 1849 Horsleydown, parents Charles Lee and Susannah ELizabeth; Susannah Elizabeth Lee baptised 16 Mar 1851 Horsleydown ditto names of parents. There was a Martha baptised 13 Jul 1845 Kennington, parents Charles Lee and Priscilla, but this doesn't fit in too well.

A Charles Lee married Sarah Elizabeth Moorcroft 23 Aug 1843 Lambeth, their fathers were John Lee and George Moorcroft.

Looking for a baptism for Charles:

Charles Angelo Lee on 14 Nov 1818 St James, Westminster, parents John Lee and Mary. Abode Angel Court, John was a Breeches maker.

Can't find Richard in 1841.
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So sorry for not acknowledging your reply, Rosebud, I didn't think anyone had picked up my request.

From what I have I think your first suggestion ( Richard, born in Peckham etc) is the correct line. The others can be confidently ignored. My family ( and I at an early age) lived in Whitecross street which is off Old street. The family moved into the newly built Peabody estate in the 1870s - 80's. So, yes I think you are on the right wavelength there.

Sorry again for delayed response.

Are you sure they are the same person? 53 in 1841 and 33 in 1851?
Find My Past website may help and Freebmd for everything from 1837.
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You've got me there, Rose ! I'll delve into the websites you recommend and check my past data at the same time.

Thanks again.


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