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How did they meet?


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I have come up with the likeliest scenario on this but would appreciate some others opinions.

My great, great, great grandfather John Wallaker was born in 1842 in Foulness, Essex. He is on the 1851 and 1861 census in Foulness, a farm labourer. He marries in London in 1866 and by then he was a waterman. He married at St Mary, Lambeth, London. They said their address was Catherine Street, Lambeth. One of the witnesses was Robert McGill who lived locally according to censuses a general dealer. The banns were read 21st Jan, 28th Jan and 4th Feb and married on the 21st February. The bride was about 3 months pregnant in January 1866.

The bride Sarah Brain was in Oxford city, Oxfordshire in 1861 census living with her employer Henry Ladd. Henry married in London in 1863 and he said he was of Camberwell which is near to where Sarah married in 1866.

If John was a waterman then he must have been working in London and met her while on the Thames in the Lambeth area? What do you think?

One they married he took her to Essex and they had their children there.

Sarah must have been living in London at the time she met him?



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