Eliza Julia Gilkes
Thomas Gilkes
(Cal 1812-)
Matilda Blunden
(Abt 1813-Between 1851/1861)
Eliza Julia Gilkes
(1839-1911)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Charles French

Eliza Julia Gilkes 3

  • Born: 19 Jun 1839, Mile End, Essex 4 5 6
  • Marriage: Charles French 8th Feb 1863 in Church of St Marys, Plaistow, West Ham 1 2
  • Died: 2 Oct 1911, Union Workhouse, Leytonstone, Leyton 7 8 9
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  General Notes:

Her death certificate stated "Widow of Thomas Charles French, a General Labourer of 1 Biggerstaff Road, West Ham" informant "T A French, son, present at the death, 18 Richards Street, Canning Town".

Why was her husband recorded as "Thomas .."? Mistake?

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  Chronology:

She resided 4 Church St in Mile End?. 10

In 1861 she was working as a General Servant for the family of Leather Dresser, Frederick Swift of 34 Crofs? St, Islington. She was recorded as 21 year old, born Mile End. 11

In 1863 at the time of her marriage she was a Servant living in Plaistow. 2

In 1891 she was a widow working as a Sick Nurse and living at 48 Hermit Rd, Plaistow, West Ham with son Charles, 21, General Labourer and son George, 19, Sugar Baker. She is listed as 51 ywears old and her birthplace appears as Middlesex.

She resided in 1911 in 1 Biggerstaff Road, West Ham. 13


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Eliza married Charles French, son of Charles French and Mary Ann Holland, 8th Feb 1863 in Church of St Marys, Plaistow, West Ham.1 2 (Charles French was born on 12 Aug 1840 in Plaistow, Essex 11 14 15 16 and died on 8 Apr 1882 in Union Workhouse, Leytonstone 17 18.)


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

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

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

6 1837online (now findmypast), http://www.findmypast.com, 1839 Sep Gilkes Eliza Julia Whitechapel ?? II 426 ??. Ordered 18/3/05.

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

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

9 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.

10 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/home.asp, Birth EJG 1839.

11 1837online (now findmypast), http://www.findmypast.com, 1861C.

12 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1891C. A few doors from daughter Emily.

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

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

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

16 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.

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

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