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Ritchie & Thompson 1822-1826 London

Hi Peejay,
According to 1881 census he was born in Deptford; at 1851 he is shown as Henry Rippee born in St.James and shown as being the son of Jane Thompson! Jane also has a daughter called Jane who is 29 who presumably becomes Henry's wife but I've found no marriage date or place for them. At 1861 he is given as born at St.Georges, Middlesex and mother Thompson and sister in law living with them! There is a daughter, at 1861, Rosalie (my gg grandmother!) aged 12 but I've never found her birthdate or place either!
Perhaps the whole family need fresh eyes to see what I cannot!


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hello watfordjohn, not sure if this helps or not- 1841 census HO 1071061/9/39/19 Turston Street.St Mary, Lambeth Waterloo 2nd Lambeth
Henry Jennings age 65
Jane Ritchie age 35
Henry Ritchie 15 carpenter
Rosa Ritchie 7

1861 census RG09 /334//169/24
6,Joiner Street. St George Southwark. London, Surrey

Henry Ritchie head marr 35 Carpenter St Georges,Middx
Jane " wife marr 39 servant at a theatre Newington,Surrey
Alfred " son 16 Lambeth, Surrey
Rosaline " daugh 12 scholar Southwark, Surrey
Rachel " " 9 scholar " "
Henry " son 7 " " "
Jane " mother 52 widow
Jane Thompson sister marr 27 shopkeepers asst
Thomas Duncan Lodger 30 engine smith n k

in genes re-united there is someone called Adam Ritchie who has a Henry Ritchie b 1826 in his tree.If you are not a member I can send him a message if you want me to asking him to contact you if you think he may be related.
Hi Pejay,
The 1841 census is remarkable, on Ancestry Jane and children have the surname Kitchie!
Doing some more research yesterday, I came across a birth of Rosa Julia Jennings Ritchie baptised in 1834 at St.Pancras, mother given as Jane and father William Ritchie. I wonder what part Henry Jennings played in the family? Do you think that he was Jane's father? Perhaps William Ritchie died and she went home to live with dad?
Many thanks for your research-I'd be interested in your thoughts on the family.

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