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HO107 Piece 1836 Folio 563 Page 24
Civil Parish: Chippenham
Registration District: Chippenham
County: Wiltshire
Address: 86 Pew Hill
STOW, Thomas Head Mar 26 Carpenter & Joiner Melksham Wiltshire
STOW, Hester Wife Mar 28 West Lavington Wiltshire

Deaths Dec Qtr 1857
Stow Esther Cosford 4a 295

Deaths Dec Qtr 1860
Stow Hester Bromley 2a 145

Thomas remarries in 1862 and in 1871 they are living in Chelsea. He is described as a 'Wood cutting machinist' in 1871 and a 'millwright' in Sydney.

I'd like a look up please for Thomas in 1861.


Hi Dave

Took me an era to find the 1851 census, they were transcribed under Slow!

I suspect it is the Bromley death for Hester, that is the most likely as she is called Hester as opposed to Esther in 1841 and 51.

Can't see him in 1861 yet :rolleyes:

Hello Geoff,

Marriages Sep Qtr 1846
Lye Esther Westbury 8 699
Lye Hester Westbury 8 699
Stow Thomas Westbury 8 699

I don't have Hester in 1841 so pease post that one.

The family did end up in Sligo so it's possible Thomas was in Ireland in 1861 if not in Suffolk. He was in Suffolk in 1862:

Marriage Registration Index - England
Name: Thomas Stowe
Year of Registration: 1862
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
Registration District: Blything
County: Suffolk
Volume: 4a
Page: 909
Spouse: Emma Se*ell Smyth
(middle name difficult to read) Sewell

Marriages Jun Qtr 1862
Smyth Emma * 4a 909
Stowe Thomas Blything 4a 909

RG10 Piece 74 Folio 9 Page 10
Chelsea South
ED: 5
Address: 4 Paultons Terrace
Thomas Stowe Head 37 Wood cutting machinist Melksham Wiltshire
Anna S Stowe Wife 31 Leiston Suffolk [Emma S]
Alfred O Stowe son 7 scholar Theberton Suffolk
Annie E Stowe dau 5 scholar Sligo, Ireland
Francis E Stowe son 4 Sligo, Ireland
Emma M Stowe dau 1 Sligo, Ireland

Heaster Lye
[Hester Lye]
Born abt 1821 Wiltshire

Civil Parish: West Lavington
Hundred: Potterne and Cannings
County: Wiltshire
RD: Devizes
Sub-RD: Lavington
ED: 4
HO107; Piece: 1184; Book: 6; Folio: 8; Page: 9

James Lye 60 [Occ: possibly barber, or book x]
Ann Lye 45
Thomas Lye 25
Heaster Lye 20
Alfred Lye 15
James Lye 14
Robert Lye 12
Emily Lye 10
All b. Wilts.