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George Reed/Read married to Elizabeth Scarr

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Caroline Report 15 Jan 2013 12:49

Thank you Anne. All of the above information is very helpful. I have likened this to doing a jigsaw puzzle but without the picture on the box!

Many thanks


GlasgowLass Report 15 Jan 2013 11:20

Name: William Scarr
Spouse Name: Elizabeth Allison
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 19 Dec 1831
Parish: Westminster St Mary Le Strand
Borough: Westminster
Register Type: Bishop's Transcript

NB No parents names provided on the Bishop's transcript.... also it is a poor quality image but will Pm it if you wish.



Caroline Report 15 Jan 2013 11:05

Thank you so much for your help. Will dissect the information given now.

I don't have the certificates - money is tight (as all over!) so I have to be sure before spending any more money.

Many thanks

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 15 Jan 2013 08:47

1851 ?
SCARR, William Head Married M 48 1803 Law Writer
SCARR, Elizabeth Wife Married F 33 1818
Woolwich, Kent
SCARR, William Son Unmarried M 18 1833 Messenger
St Andrew, Middlesex
SCARR, Elizabeth Daughter Unmarried F 15 1836 Scholar
St Clement Danes, Middlesex
REED, George Cousin Widower M 48 1803 Cord Wainer
St Clement Danes, Middlesex
Piece: 1513
Folio: 527
Page: 48
Registration District: Holborn
Civil Parish: St Andrew Holborn Above Bars
Municipal Borough: Finsbury
Address: 8, Bishops Head Court, St Andrew Holborn Above Bars, Finsbury
County: Middlesex

Chris :)

(Do you have any Birth Certs. of children, to get maiden name of Elizabeth?)...

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 15 Jan 2013 08:26

Name: George Frederick Reed (Widower) (Cordwainer)
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1804
Age: 46
Spouse Name: Elizabeth Lucy Scarr (Widow)
Spouse Age: 32
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 24 Jun 1850
Parish: Canonbury St Paul
Borough: Islington
Father Name: James Reed (Builder)
Spouse Father Name: James Allison (Mate)
Register Type: Parish Register
(address for both, 17, Nottingham Place)

Chris :)

(not sure if given previously?)

1871 (your references)
READ, George Head M 59 1812 Middlesex (Paddington) (Cabdriver)
READ, Elizabeth Wife F 42 1829 Middlesex
READ, William Son M 19 1852 London
READ, Emma Daughter F 14 1857 London
READ, Charles Son M 13 1858 London
READ, Elizabeth Daughter F 10 1861 London
READ, Jane Daughter F 8 1863 London
READ, Fredricka Daughter F 7 1864 London
READ, Charlotte Daughter F 3 1868 London
Piece: 215
Folio: 27
Page: 48
Registration District: Pancras
Civil Parish: St Pancras
Municipal Borough:
Address: Peace Cottages, St Pancras, London
County: London, Middlesex

READ, George Head Married M 49 1812 Cabman
Hallham, Suffolk
READ, Elizabeth Wife Married F 32 1829
St Pancras, Middlesex
READ, George Son Unmarried M 12 1849 Scholar
St Pancras, Middlesex
READ, William Son Unmarried M 9 1852 Scholar
St Pancras, Middlesex
READ, Emma Daughter Unmarried F 4 1857
St Pancras, Middlesex
READ, John Son Unmarried M 2 1859
St Pancras, Middlesex
READ, Elizabeth Daughter Unmarried F 0 (9M) 1861
St Pancras, Middlesex
GALLOWAY, George Boarder Widower M 47 1814 Cabman
Windsor, Berkshire
Piece: 104
Folio: 84
Page: 61
Registration District: Pancras
Civil Parish: St Pancras
Municipal Borough:
Address: 13, Hastings Street, St Pancras, London
County: London


Lynski Report 15 Jan 2013 01:59

1851 census ??????

REED, George Head Married M 31 1820 Cab Driver Suffolk VIEW
REED, Elizabeth Wife Married F 24 1827 City Cannon ST VIEW
REED, George Son M 2 1849 Clerkenwell, Middlesex VIEW

Piece: 1516
Folio: 493
Page: 17
Registration District: Clerkenwell
Civil Parish: Clerkenwell
Municipal Borough: Finsbury
Address: 11, Great Bath Street, Clerkenwell, Finsbury
County: Middlesex


Caroline Report 15 Jan 2013 01:42

I have found info from both 1861 & 1871 census but cannot find anything on either 1851 or 1881 census.

Info I have is as follows:

George Read born c1812 cabman
Elizabeth Read born c1829 wife
George born c1849 son
William born c1852 son
Emma born c1857 daughter
Charles (or John) born c1858 son
Elizabeth born c1861 daughter
Jane born c1863 daughter
Fredericka born c1864 daughter
Charlotte born c1868 daughter

Marriage occurred in Apr-May-Jun quarter of 1850 in Islington, London between George Frederick Reed and Elizabeth Lucy Scarr.

In 1861 census, George snr is born in "Suffolk, Halham"
In 1871 census this has changed to Middx.
All other family members are listed on both census' as born in Middx or London.

If anyone could provide further details or offer any ideas on what I should do next, I would be very appreciative.

NB: I have previously posted regarding Reed/Read but became very confused as so many kind people gave directions. I deleted that post as I had become very confused and was reading the same over and over. I am extremely grateful for the help that has been given.
I am in no way an expert, and found the huge amount of information difficult to cope with in one post. I have printed that off and have been able to work through it now and make it clearer for myself. Can I say again how very grateful I am for the help that has been given, I would not be as far as I am without it.