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William Thomas Johnson c1820

p.risboy

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Is it possible to find the marriage of William Thomas Johnson c1820 to Rachel ?? c1830.

I have only the info from 1881 census.

William, born Hayes Middlesex.
Rachel ??, born Bletchingden(Bletchington??), Oxfordshire.

Children.
Edith. 20. b.Kensington.
James. 15. b.Hammersmith.
Jesse. 13 -------"--------
Rachel. 11-------"--------
Sarah Ann. 7-----"--------

I can't find them together in previous census.

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Hi Steve

Possibly William & Rachel in previous census. Note address in 1871 & 1881.
All spelling as per transcription.

1871 U.K census
Civil parish: Hammersmith
Registration district: Kensington
Sub-registration district: St Paul Hammersmith
Address: 2 Snargate Lane

JOHNSTONE William head 1816 age 55 Carter Middlesex
JOHNSTONE Rachel wife 1829 age 42 Laundress Middlesex
JOHNSTONE Emma daur 1854 age 17 Paddington, Middlesex
JOHNSTONE Ellen daur 1856 age 15 Paddington, Middlesex
JOHNSTONE Edith daur 1861 age 10 Paddington, Middlesex
JOHNSTONE Elisa daur 1865 age 6 Paddington, Middlesex
JOHNSTONE James son 1866 age 5 Paddington, Middlesex
JOHNSTONE John son 1868 age 3 Hammersmith, Middlesex
JOHNSTONE Rachel daur 1870 age 1 Hammersmith, Middlesex

1861 U.K census
Civil parish: Paddington
Registration district: Kensington
Sub-registration district: St Mary Paddington
Address: ?

JOHNSON William F head 1817 age 44 Paddington, Middlesex
JOHNSON Rachel wife 1825 age 36 Laundress Paddington, Middlesex
JOHNSON Emma daur 1854 age 7 Paddington, Middlesex
JOHNSON Ellen daur 1856 age 5 Paddington, Middlesex
JOHNSON James F son 1859 age 2 Paddington, Middlesex

Is it possible William was married twice. Found one marriage in 1859.

Marriages Jun 1859
Beasley Rachel Kensington 1a 194
Johnson William Thomas Kensington 1a 194

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Thanks CP,

The ages are a bit off, but we are used to that are we not. They all look good.
I think he may have married twice, but I really don't know yet. I'm guessing by the age difference between 8 and 13 years, that is a possibility.

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In later years(1891), Rachel Johnson was a nurse, and living a short distance from Hammersmith hospital. So I can assume she worked there. Her daughter Sarah Ann, was also a laundress and I assume again that she also worked with her mother at the hospital.
In 1901, Sarah Ann is living 5 houses down from her oldest sister who, as it turned out, was another laundress.

As a side note, the 2 up 2 down victorian house they lived in is up for sale at this moment for £445,000, with a yard for a garden. 25 years ago I would think they were not far from being slums. Times have changed eh!.

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Found them in 1891, living at 399 Latimer road, Hammersmith. The house backs onto 2,Snargate St. hammersmith.
They didn't move far in 20 years, all in all, about 35 metres.

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