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Spouses/Children:
Eliza Julia Gilkes

Charles French 3

  • Born: 12 Aug 1840, Plaistow, Essex 4 5 6 7
  • Marriage: Eliza Julia Gilkes 8th Feb 1863 in Church of St Marys, Plaistow, West Ham 1 2
  • Died: 8 Apr 1882, Union Workhouse, Leytonstone 8 9
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  Chronology:

In Feb 1863 at the time of his marriage he was a Labourer living in Plaistow, Essex. Three years later son Thomas' birthplace suggests the family was still in Plaistow. 2

In Oct 1868 at the time of daughter Emily's birth he was a Dock Labourer and the family was living at 2 Junction St , Canning Town, the first reference so far found for this address. 10

In 1871-1881 he was working as a Labourer and was living with his family at 2 Junction St, Canning Town, West Ham, Essex. They were one of two families living at that address. 11


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Charles married Eliza Julia Gilkes, daughter of Thomas Gilkes and Matilda Blunden, 8th Feb 1863 in Church of St Marys, Plaistow, West Ham.1 2 (Eliza Julia Gilkes was born on 19 Jun 1839 in Mile End, Essex 12 13 14 and died on 2 Oct 1911 in Union Workhouse, Leytonstone, Leyton 15 16 17.)


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1 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales, www.freebmd.org.uk, Marriages Mar 1863 FRENCH Charles W. Ham 4a 24 GILKES Eliza W Ham. Ordered 18/3/05.

2 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/home.asp, Marriage.

3 Census UK, http://www.censusuk.co.uk/, Census 1881. Dwelling:2 Junction St Census Place:West Ham, Essex, England Source:FHL Film 1341411 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1718 Folio 11 Page 16 MarrAgeSexBirthplace Chas. FRENCHM40 ME Ham, Essex, England Rel:Head Occ:Labourer Eliza FRENCHM40 FE Ham, Essex, England Rel:Wife Occ:Wife Thos.A. FRENCHU15 MMeot?, Middlesex, England Rel:Son Occ:Labourer Eliza E. FRENCHU12 FHarlow ((W Ham)), Essex, England Rel:Daught Occ:Scholar Chas.W. FRENCHU10 MCanning Town, Essex, England Rel:Son Occ:Scholar Geo.H. FRENCHU8 MCanning Town, Essex, England Rel:Son Occ:Scholar.

4 Census UK, http://www.censusuk.co.uk/, 1881 Census. Plaistow (which is nr West Ham).

5 Census UK, http://www.censusuk.co.uk/, 1871.

6 1837online (now findmypast), http://www.findmypast.com, 1861C.

7 1837online (now findmypast), http://www.findmypast.com, BDM. Found Jun 1839 to dec 1842...... 1840 Sep West Ham X11 265 1840 jun Halsted X11 101. Ordered 18/3/05.

8 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales, www.freebmd.org.uk, Deaths Jun 1882 FRENCH Charles 41 W Ham 4a 64. Possible.

9 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/home.asp, Recvd 22/1/5 - likely.

10 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/home.asp, Birth EEF 1868.

11 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1871C,1881C.

12 Census UK, http://www.censusuk.co.uk/, 1881 Census.

13 Census UK, http://www.censusuk.co.uk/, 1871. Mile End.

14 1837online (now findmypast), http://www.findmypast.com, 1839 Sep Gilkes Eliza Julia Whitechapel ?? II 426 ??. Ordered 18/3/05.

15 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, 1881 census.

16 Census UK, http://www.censusuk.co.uk/, 1891.

17 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales, www.freebmd.org.uk, Deaths Dec 1911
French Eliza J 71 W.Ham 4a 243 (ordered 17/1/2008)

NOT THIS ONE - this is wife of George, labourer and she died in Leyton
Deaths Mar 1899 French Eliza 48 W. Ham 4a 173.