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Joseph Hessey 1827


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In Ireland, but born Bucks.
Hi all,
Could some luvverly person have a look for this man in 1861.

Born- c1827. Bracknell, Berkshire.

In 1871 he is a Butler.
In 1881 he is out of employment.

He was married to Elizabeth Goodey in 1855 Marylebone.
I have his wife in 1861 with daughters, Catherine and Sarah in Marylebone.

Any help please.

Hi Steve

Found a Joseph HERSEY, this one is unmarried, image could be HESSEY, when you look at other names with a “r”.

1871 U.K census
Civil Parish: Revesby
County: Lincolnshire
R/D: Horncastle
S/R: Tattershall
Address: Abbey

HERSEY Joseph servant un 1827 age 34 Footman Bracknell, Berkshire

Is he too far from home??

Hi CP,
That appears to be a different Joseph.

I already have my Joseph in 1871 in Knightsbidge in London as a Butler.

But I will look your find up, just in case.

Still need him in 1851.


Hi Steve

Transcribed as HEPSEY.

1851 U.K census
Civil Parish: Revesby
County: Lincolnshire
R/D: Horncastle
S/R: Tetford
Address: Revesby Abbey

HEPSEY Joseph servant un 1826 age 25 House Serv, Bonchurch, Berkshire
(Birthplace looks like Boncknell)

Hi Steve

This may be Joseph HESSEY transcribed as KESSEY. (s.r.d Bracknell)

1841 U.K census
Civil parish: Winkfield With Ascot
Hundred: Ripplesmere
County: Berkshire
Registration district: Easthampstead
Sub-registration district: Bracknell
Address: Bread Lane

KESSEY William 1801 age 40 Cordwainer Berkshire
KESSEY Catherine 1801 age 40 Shoe binder? Berkshire
KESSEY Joseph 1829 age 12 Labourer Berkshire
KESSEY Alfred 1831 age 10 Berkshire

Hi CP,

I really don't know how you do it. Thank you so much.

Will have another little dig about in Bracknell and see who else I can find.

You are a true asset to all of us.

Thanks again.:kissu:

I have searched Berkshire for Hessey/Hersey/Hosey/Nossey/Nessey/Kessey and just about any other .....sey.
I'm now reasonably sure this is the man you've found. Need to get the old parish registers and certs now.

Thanks again Cranky.O0

Am researching Hessey family from Easthampstead and am fairly sure that I have Mary Hessey (b. 1824) from same family as your Joseph. Recent information from Scottish death certificate gives her parents as William and Catherine and his occupation as shoemaker. She would probably have left home by 1841, and marries David Sibbald in London 1846. Family documented thereafter.