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Eliza Higgs

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Stuart

Stuart Report 8 Jul 2013 16:05

More details of the possible marriage posted by Maddie

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 about Edward Larey
Name: Edward Larey
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839
Age: 23
Spouse Name: Eliza Higgs
Spouse Age: 20
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 8 Jun 1862
Parish: Bethnal Green St Bartholomew
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Father Name: John Larey
Spouse Father Name: John Higgs
Register Type: Parish Register

Edward Leary is a Silk Weaver which would fit the 1871 census
John LArey is a Gaslighter
John Higgs a Ropemaker

I can't read the address of bride and groom

Astra

Astra Report 8 Jul 2013 16:10

Who did Eliza senior marry after Edward Leary died?

Astra

Astra Report 8 Jul 2013 16:16

?? Something wrong here. They can't have had the same father!

Name: William Charles Leary
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 31 Jan 1883
Father's Name: Edward Leary
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Leary
Parish or Poor Law Union: Bethnal Green St John
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Register Type: Parish Registers

Birth date given as 5th October 1880 which matches with his birth registration in the December quarter

Maddie

Maddie Report 8 Jul 2013 16:36

?????

1891 England Census about William Leary
Name: William Leary
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Edward Leary
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Leary
Gender: Male
Where born: Bethnal Green, London, England

Civil Parish: Bethnal Green
Ecclesiastical parish: St James the Less
County/Island: London
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status:

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Registration District: Bethnal Green
Sub-registration District: Bethnal Green East
ED, institution, or vessel: 3b
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 267
Folio: 114
Page Number: 7
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward Leary 42
Elizabeth Leary 51
John Leary 21
George Leary 19
William Leary 10
Florance Leary 6

Christine

Christine Report 8 Jul 2013 16:39

wrong.....?...lol....this lady is sending me nuts....to confirm...
Eliza Leary.was born1866
Her mother is Eliza Higgs...?
Her father is Edward Leary...?
Yet on Eliza's marraige certs to both Robert Humm and Willaim Charle Leary she states her fathers name is HIGGS...?...

my thoughts was that her mother was first married to a Higgs then she married a Leary and her children took the name Leary...

Then I know that when Eliza 's husband Robert died she married William Charles Leary ....her step brother...he was also a lot younger than her and I do remember him William Charles Leary but not Rliza as she had died .

Ha Ha ,,,it gets better Willaim Charles Leary was a polish jew who adopted this name ...his real name is Schnackenberg.....

Oh dear oh dear ...this lady sure led some kinda life...!!....But back to her father HIGGS...?...was this just a mistake on her marraige certs...?...but twice...?....lol

Jeez guys ....thank you for all your help....!!...It sure is appreciated...what a puzzle...lol...

Astra

Astra Report 8 Jul 2013 16:45

Edited. Posted same census as Maddie.

On her marriage to Humm she states her father as Edward Leary. On her marriage to William Leary she states her father as Edward Higgs.

Christine

Christine Report 8 Jul 2013 16:49

oooo...it just gets better and better....I have a photograph and on the back it says Eliza Leary / Higgs....Ireland potatoe famine...family from Ireland...!!...can you believe this lady is actually laughing at me....!!... I will solve this puzzle...even if she is turning me grey...!!...lol..What a family...so mixed up...!!..... :-D

Astra

Astra Report 8 Jul 2013 16:50

You're saying that William Charles Leary was born as Schnackenberg?

Christine

Christine Report 8 Jul 2013 16:54

Guess I must soldier on and try to find Edward Higgs..if this is her real father and not a mistake on the marraige cert ....and that she gave her mothers maiden name of Higgs...?...lol :-S

Astra

Astra Report 8 Jul 2013 16:56

What relation is she to you?
Which of her children is your next in line?

Londonbelle

Londonbelle Report 8 Jul 2013 16:59

Just to throw the cat among the pigeons.....could this be Eliza's baptism but as a 'Leary'?!

Name: Eliza Leary
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 14 Oct 1866
Birth date: 24 September 1866
Father's Name: Edward Leary occ Silk Trimmer
Mother's Name: Eliza Leary
Parish or Poor Law Union: Limehouse Fields St John
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Register Type: Parish Registers

Address: 7 Catherine Terrace

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 8 Jul 2013 17:02

Just to clarify - though I know it's nothing to do witih the Higgs question! -


If William Charles Leary was born Schnackenberg, do you mean that the birth posted by Astra (today 16:16) is not the right person?

Christine

Christine Report 8 Jul 2013 17:02

Yep...I do remember him well...although i was young then....I have always known his real name...he never used it...and always went by the name of Leary...my brother swapped his war medals for 2 white mice....!!...lol....but thats another story...!!...lol...

just looking at the photo of Eliza ...she reminds of the wicked witch in the wizard of oz...but this lady has her fur coat and hat on and is laughing...its gotta be at me..!!

Why on earth does it say Ireland potatoe famine...?
Maybe her mum or dad originated from there...?

Gonna keep looking for any info on Edward Higgs or possibly it might be her mother with the name of Higgs...lol.....sooooooo confusing..!!...lol.. :-D

Astra

Astra Report 8 Jul 2013 17:05

Irish potato famine was in 1845 so maybe it was Eliza Higgs senior whose family was affected by it.

Stuart

Stuart Report 8 Jul 2013 17:06

Are you saying the picture you have of Eliza Leary/Higgs is in Ireland during the potato famine, because the one we seem to have found is supposedly from Middlesex???

Christine

Christine Report 8 Jul 2013 17:09

Eliza Leary is my great grandmother

My grandmother Elizabeth Humm died when my mum was ten so her grandmother Eliza Leary bought the children up with her husband William Charles Leary.....apparently William was a lot younger than Eliza... :-)

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 8 Jul 2013 17:13

Re Schnackenberg:

In 1891, as posted by Maddie and Astra, William's born in Bethnal Green, and his father Edward in Spitalfields.
Edward's traceable as Leary in all censuses including 1841 (mistranscribed Larry on Ancestry), and his father Michael was born in Middlesex. (Aldgate, in 1861 census).

Where does Schnackenberg come from?


1841 England Census about Edward Larry
Name: Edward Larry
[Edward Leary]
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839
Gender: Male
Where born: Middlesex, England

Civil Parish: Stepney
Hundred: Ossulstone (Tower Division)
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

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Registration District: Whitechapel
Sub-registration District: Mile End New Town
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 711
Book: 5
Folio: 11
Page Number: 14
Household Members:
Name Age
Michael Larry 39
Nancy Larry 37
James Larry 13
Sarah Larry 11
Elizth Larry 9
John Larry 8
Emma Larry 5
Edward Larry 2

Christine

Christine Report 8 Jul 2013 17:17

Eliza was born in Middx ...I guess her mother may be Irish with regards to the potatoe famine...I don't think Eliza moved out of the East End...too busy deliverying babies...and taking in washing ...she couldn't read or write and failed her exams as a midwife....but was on hand to help the registered midwife when she wasn't around...lol....ah well back to the elusive EDWARD HIGGS...whoever he might be..?...guess it could be a mistake and Eliza could have given her mothers maiden name ..lol... :-)

Stuart

Stuart Report 8 Jul 2013 17:19

? Eliza Higg/s senior who married Edward Leary - father noted as John a Ropemaker on marriage cert
?? Eliza Higg/s senior who married Edward Learey/Larey - Marr cert notes father as John a Ropemaker

1861 census transcription details for: 8, Bohn Street, Stepney

National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG09
Piece: 297
Folio: 16
Page: 34
Reg. District: Mile End Old Town
Sub District: 2 Mile End Old Town Eastern
Parish: Stepney
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 8, Bohn Street, Stepney
County: London
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
HIGG, John Head Married M 49 1812 Rope MakerBromley, Middlesex
HIGG, Harriet Wife Married F 49 1812 Stepney, Middlesex
HIGG, Eliza Daughter Unmarried F 16 1845 Stepney, Middlesex
HIGG, Edward Son M 14 1847 Rope Spinner Stepney, Middlesex
KIMBERLEY, James Son In Law Married M 20 1841 Gas Meter Maker Middlesex
KIMBERLEY, Harriet E Daughter In Law Married F 21 1840 Chatham, Kent
KIMBERLEY, Harriet C Granddaughter F 0 (11M) 1861 Stepney, Middlesex

Astra

Astra Report 8 Jul 2013 17:20

1911

Name: William Leary
Age in 1911: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Stepney
Civil Parish: Poplar
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address: 34 Appian Rd, Bow E
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: WOOD BARKER
Registration District: Poplar
Registration District Number: 22
Sub-registration District: Bow
ED, institution, or vessel: 26
Piece: 1676
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward Charles Leary 74
William Leary 31
Eliza Leary 40
William Humm 23
Lena Humm 21
John Humm 18
Elizabeth Humm 16
Florence Leary 24

The presence of Edward Charles confirms we have the right Eliza and her mother was Eliza Higgs.