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William Henry Gill and Sarah Bromley (married on 4 Dec 1821 in Stepney, London)

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These two are my four-times-great-grandparents, and they have been a head-scratcher for years. I only know their marriage details by sheer dumb luck, and William's occupation - private coachman - by his son's marriage certificate. Everything beyond this point is unconfirmed. William probably died in Stepney in the second quarter of 1853, and Sarah could have died in 1840 - that's probably why she doesn't turn up on the one census result I can find for William in 1841. Of course, with it being 1841, it gives adult ages only ending in 5 or 0, and I'm hesitant take his age of 35 as gospel. Sarah might have born in 1799 to Thomas and Catherine Bromley in the London parish of St Georges In The East, but I have no sources on that, just a suggested hint. Is there anything concrete that can help me get further back with either one of them? It is odd I can't seem to find William in 1851, if he did indeed die two years after that.
 

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The only death I can find is for a William Henry Gill, age 9 - Stepney -1853 - Mar 1/4. My 2x great g/father was a coachman and he is missing from one of the census.
 

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Here’s a death registration for a William Gill Shoreditch 1853 - Shoreditch Jun 1/4. The GRO site gives his age of 69, giving year of birth about 1784. Doesn’t quite match his age in 1841.
 

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Any help?...

Parish Register St George in the East, Tower Hamlets
4 Dec 1821 William Henry Gill to Sarah Brumley/Bromley – both of this Parish

Sarah died Sept 1840 London Vol 2 page 304
William died & buried 5 Oct 1851 St George Bristol Gloucester – FHL 1595552 ref item 1


Sarah Bromley b 20 July 1799 baptised 6 Oct 1800 Mile End Old Town London to Thomas Bromley & Catherine Bromley – Denom: Countess of Huntingdon’s Connextion or (Sion Chapel-Union Street Lady Huntingdons-NC,Mile End Old Town,London,England)
FHL: 0825323 (RG4 4517-18), 0825323 (RG4 4519), 0825324 (RG4 4196), 0825324 (RG4 4520-21)

Catherine Day married 25 Dec 1789 St Mary Whitechapel Tower Hamlets to Thomas Bromley – Parish Register. FHL 94701 ref yr 1778-1806
good pos for death of Thomas Bromley b 1765 – age 69 buried 16 Nov 1834 St James Piccadilly

a Catherine Bromley baptised 22 Sept 1793 St Mary Whitechaple – a sister

plus another sister
Mary Ann Bromley b 18 Oct 1797 baptised 18 Feb 1798 St George in the East Stepney – Thos & Catherine Bromley – FHL 575788, 578789,578790
and a brother
Thomas Bromley baptised 26 Feb 1792 St Mary Whitechaple – Thomas & Catherine Bromley - FHL 94694, 94695
regards Val
 
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Son Robert Gill baptised 16 July 1837 St Dunstan Stepney – William Henry & Sarah Gill – FHL 596913, 596914, 596915,596916 – died Sept 1884 Fulham London

found Robert 16 on 1851 with his grandmother Mary Ann Gill widow age 63 and brother Thomas 17 and the head of the home is a William Gill 29 master shoemaker with wife Mary 20 – looking at 1841 census you found – William above is brother.. with Dad William and all his siblings.


Checked and there are baptisms for them – Mary was the last born – baptised 11 Dec 1837 St Dunstan & All Saints Stepney – parish Register.
 
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