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Esther Elizabeth ORPWOOD


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name: Esther Elizabeth Orpwood
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 13 May 1804
baptism/christening place: Chatham, Kent, England
birth date:
death date:
name note:
father's name: John Orpwood
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Esther
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C16606-8
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1469178
reference number: item 8

I'm looking for a marriage for Esther to a John HAMMOND.

Curious. A researcher thinks the baptism is 1817.

May not be the Esther I'm chasing:

name: Esther Hammond
event: Census
event date: 1841
gender: Female
age: 39
birthplace: Kent
record type: Household
registration district: Canterbury
sub-district: Canterbury
civil parish: St Mary Northgate
county: Kent

A son George born 1838 - 1840 ?? England or Australia ?? Can't find birth in NSW or Vic.


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Hi Dave,

Marriage - 19 Jun 1837 - Lambeth St John the Evangelist

John Hammond
Esther Elizabeth Orpwood

In the presence of

Charles Gilbert
Mary Hammond
------ Orpwood

Baptism - George Hammond - 14 Oct 1838 - Lambeth St Mary

Windmill Street

John occ shoemaker
Mother Esther Elizabeth
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John Hammond - 5 Jan 1840 - Lambeth St. Mary

Mount Gardens

Father John occ shoemaker
Mother Esther Elizabeth

Robert Edward Hammond - 1 May 1842 - Lambeth St. Mary

Mount Gardens

Father John occ bootmaker
Mother Esther Elizabeth

Richard Hammond - 2 May 1847 - Lambeth St Mary

Carlisle Gardens

Father John occ bootmaker
Mother Esther Elizabeth
1841 - CP St Mary - RD Lambeth - Sub RD Lambeth Church First

Mount Gardens

John Hommond (as transcribed) age 34 occ booktmaker not born in county
George age 2 born in county
John age 1 born in county

Class HO107
Piece 1057
Book 5
Folio 37
Page 7

Now to find Esther.
Hi Dave,

I havn't come across a baptism for Esther 1817 other than the submitted entry on the IGI.

Found these people in 1851.

CP - Clerkenwell - RD Clerkenwell - Sub RD St St. James Clerkenwell

26 Red Lion Street

Richard Orpwood head age 40 occ shop keeper born Brompton Kent
Mary wife age 45 born Limehouse
Ann dau 12 born Lambeth
Esther dau age 9 born ST. Seplechre
John son age 5 born St. Seplechre
Robert Hamman visitor age 10 born Lambeth
Esther Orpwood age 76 born Brompton Kent

Robert Hamman transcribed as Hammar (could he be John and Esthers son Robert).

Brompton is an old village near Chatham Kent.
1851 - CP Islington - RD Islington - Sub Rd Islington East

2 Elliotts Place

John Hammond head age 41 mar occ boot maker born Isle of Sheppey
George son age 12 born Lambeth
John son age 10 born Lambeth

Class H0107
Piece 1502
Folio 10
Page 12

Off to look for Esther again.
Could be Esther and son Robert in 1871 (name transcribed as Albert E but looks like Robert to me)

CP - Bermondsey
RD St. Oalave Southwark
Sub RD St James Bermondsey

Albert E Hammond head age 29 occ ----- born Lambeth
Esther C mother age 67 born Bampton Kent
(theres a black mark over Esthers place of birth so it could be Brompton) also middle initial transcribed as C but possibily be E.

Class RG10
Piece 641
Folio 29
Page 51
Hello Julie,

Thank you very much.

Yes, the witness looks like Anne.

So George born in England and his marriage in South Australia:

Given names: George
Given names: Frances
Date: 1873-05-17
Groom Age: 33
Status: S
Groom's Father: John HAMMOND
Bride Age: 28
Status: S
Bride's Father: Phillip WOODFORD
Place: Res of Mr Hammond [Penola]
District: Gre
Book/Page: 95/562
Cross Reference:

One more for the Migration board. :)