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Please help Ive hit a wall

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Unknown Report 25 Jan 2013 00:01

If anyone can help I would be very grateful, Im new to this but have managed to go back to 1816 and now I have drawn a blank. Im looking for info on:
Thomas Corby born 1816 in St Luke, Middlesex, he married Esther Ann Holland born 1817, they married in 1843 i W London, had sons, George James born 2/7/1843 in Middlesex and James born in 1849.

I cant seem to find any info on Thomas, I have tried to search parish records but didnt get very far, im hoping to get thomas's parents / sibling details

If anyone can help i would be really grateful, Im doing this for my dad and was hoping to get a it further back for him. I was quite enjoying this, now its so frustrating !! Thanks Kim

Mike *

Mike * Report 25 Jan 2013 00:33

Have you got their marriage certificate to see who his father is ?


KathleenBell Report 25 Jan 2013 00:39

If you've taken the information about his marriage from the IGI then there might be a mistake on the year - it was 1842 and not 1843. This is the marriage on the GRO Index:-

Name: HOLLAND, Esther Ann
Registration district: West London
County: London
Year of registration: 1842
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Spouse's last name: Not available before 1912
Volume no: 2
Page no: 235

MarriageFinder: Esther Ann Holland married one of the following people:

CORBY, Thomas<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
PEARCE, William
RANSOM, Thomas
WHITE, James
LADD, Maria

The certificate will name his father (if he knew him).

Kath. x

Mike *

Mike * Report 25 Jan 2013 00:40

Marriages Sep 1842 ...........( not 1843)

CORBY Thomas - W London 2 235
HOLLAND Esther Ann - London West 2 235
HOWE Elizabeth M London 2 235
JENKS Ann London W 2 235
LADD Maria London West 2 235
PEARCE William W London 2 235
RANSOM Thomas W London 2 235
WHITE James W London 2 235


Mistycat Report 25 Jan 2013 01:06

London, England, Marriages and Banns1754 -1921

Name: Thomas Corby
Age: Full Age
Spouse Name: Esther Ann Holland
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 7 Aug 1842
Parish: St Bride Fleet Street
Borough: City of London
Father Name: John Corby
Spouse Father Name: James Holland
Register Type: Parish Register

Both John and Thomas were Plasterers

Witnessed by James? Holland and Sarah G??d (might be Good, hard to read)

James Holland was a paper tray maker

Misty x


Unknown Report 25 Jan 2013 08:15

that is fantastic !!! Thank you so much!

Mistycat that is great, so now I know that his father was John Corby, how did you find this, and is there any further information on John Corby ie date of birth, place etc ?

I really appreciate this I was begining to think I would have to give up!

Thanks again


Reggie Report 25 Jan 2013 09:57

The info posted by Mistycat was found on Ancestry

The info posted is all that is available on the record.

Finding further details about John would have to start with 1841 census.........

Where did you find the info about Thomas's birth?


MargaretM Report 25 Jan 2013 10:29

1851 England Census
about Thomas Corby Name: Thomas Corby
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Esther Corby
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: St Luke, Middlesex, England

Civil parish: St Luke Old Street
Ecclesiastical parish: Charterhouse St Thomas
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England

Registration district: St Luke
Sub-registration district: Whitecross Street
ED, institution, or vessel: 12
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 69
Piece: 1522
Folio: 295
Page Number: 13
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Corby 35
Esther Corby 34
George Corby 7
James Corby 3


MargaretM Report 25 Jan 2013 10:34

This is the closest one I can see in 1841 but he's a baker:

1841 England Census
about Thomas Corby Name: Thomas Corby
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816
Gender: Male
Where born: Middlesex, England

Civil parish: Ealing
Hundred: Ossulstone (Kensington Division)
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England

Registration district: Brentford
Sub-registration district: Brentford
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 689
Book: 8
Folio: 5
Page Number: 7
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Corby 25
Mary Corby 25
Alfred Clark 13


Unknown Report 25 Jan 2013 14:13

Thanks for your help Reggie and Margee

I found out about Thomas's birth on the 1841 Census when I was looking for his son James.

I believe he he lived with Mary Corby (cousin I think) and then married Esther, Mary lived with them both. He was a baker and then I believe became a plaster.

I am trying to trace the male line of my family, and now that I have details of Thomas, the next step is to find details of John his father, I cant believe I have gone back this far, I never intended this at the start but I have become quite addicted !

Once again thank you so much as I am a learner !!



Unknown Report 25 Jan 2013 20:10

Drawn a blank with John Corby now as I dont seem to have any other info other than he had a son called Thomas who married Esther.

I am presuming that John lived in the same area of St Lukes middlesex ?

Where is the best place for me to look, Ive tried searching all records on here and free bdm but no luck

If anyone can help I would appreciate it



Mistycat Report 26 Jan 2013 01:54

Again from Ancestry..

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
Name: George James Corby
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 26 May 1844
Father's Name: Thomas Corby
Mother's Name: Esther Ann Corby
Parish or Poor Law Union: Finsbury St Luke
Borough: Islington
Register Type: Parish Registers

Born July 2nd 1843

Address..Cameron Court (I think it says)

Misty x

Edit...Kim if you would like to pm me an e-mail address I would be happy to forward original images ( Marriage and Baptisms) to you