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Claire Report 6 Jan 2014 15:03

I think M A Giles on the marrige record is his daughter, Mary Anne Giles, though not sure


Claire Report 20 Nov 2013 21:19

Yes, potty. I found out Elizabeth's surname was in fact ash, and that john giles' parents are called john giles and anne earles


Potty Report 6 Nov 2013 13:36

Possible death for Elizabeth:

Name:Elizabeth Giles
Record Type: Burial
Estimated Death Date: abt 1836
Burial Date: 4 May 1836
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1812
Parish or Poor Law Union:Shoreditch St Leonard


Potty Report 6 Nov 2013 13:28

This marriage?

Name: John Giles
Spouse Name: Elizabeth Ash
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 28 Mar 1832
Parish: Shoreditch St Leonard
Borough: Hackney

Married by Licence; witnesses look like Samuel Ash and M A Giles


Claire Report 5 Nov 2013 19:33

I think I found his wife, Elizabeth Ash

If you have any info on that, please help!



Claire Report 8 Oct 2013 17:32

By the way my aunt did most of the reasearch I'm just carrying on what she could'nt do


Claire Report 8 Oct 2013 17:31

No wait that is him! thanks!!!!!


Claire Report 8 Oct 2013 17:23

thanks so much though I don't think thats him. I do belive he had children:
Robert Albert Giles born 1841 died 1862 married Jessey Moses in 1859 in Greenwich

Henry Giles born 1839
Frederick Giles born 1840
Mary Giles born in 1846
Eliza Giles born 1850
Elizabeth Giles born in 1843

All I know about John is that he was born in 1818 in Shoreditch
Probably married Eleanor Lines who was born in 1820 in Shoreditch
And he had those children.

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-)


Potty Report 29 Sep 2013 13:21

The same family in 1841 - John is a Clothier on both censuses:

Name:John Giles - not born in county
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1811
Civil Parish:St Leonard Shoreditch
Hundred:Ossulstone (Tower Division)

John Giles 30
Ellen Giles 20
John Giles 9
Henry Giles 5
William Giles 3
Frederic Giles 1
Ann Ash 70
Elizabeth Merlany 20


Potty Report 29 Sep 2013 13:16

John Giles and Eleanor Giles marriage - he was a widower. The image is for their marriage, not banns:

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
about Eleanor Lines

Name:Eleanor Lines
Spouse Name:John Giles
Record Type:Banns
Event Date:30 Oct 1836
Parish:Christ Church
Borough:City of London
Register Type:Parish Register

This looks like them in 1851; John's POB given as Reading:

1851 England Census
Name:John Giles
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1808
Spouse's Name:Elester Giles - Eleanor on image
Where born:Reading, Berkshire, England
Civil Parish:St Luke Old Street
Ecclesiastical parish:St Luke
John Giles 43
Elester Giles 31
John Giles 18
Henry Giles 14
William Giles 12
Robert Abbott Giles 9
Elizabeth E Giles 7
Mary Ann Giles 4
Eliza Giles 10 Mo
William Robb Searles 24
George Frost 19


GlitterBaby Report 29 Sep 2013 12:56

Name: John William Giles - occupation of wood cutter
Age: Full Age
Spouse Name: Esther Shell
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 5 Dec 1841
Parish: Shoreditch St Leonard
Borough: Hackney
Father Name: John Giles - brush maker
Spouse Father Name: Thos Shell
Register Type: Parish Register

Think I found them on one census

How on earth have you got back to this person !!!!


GlitterBaby Report 29 Sep 2013 12:44

1871 ??

Name: John W Giles
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1817
Relation: Son
Mother's Name: Mary E Giles
Gender: Male
Where born: Effingham, Surrey, England
Civil Parish: Kingston on Thames
Ecclesiastical parish: St Peter
Town: Kingston
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Registration District: Kingston
Sub-registration District: Kingston
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Household Schedule Number: 164
Piece: 859
Folio: 47
Page Number: 29
Household Members: Name Age
Mary E Giles 74
John W Giles 54
Louisa Giles 38
Joshua Parlly 16

Class: RG10; Piece: 859; Folio: 47; Page: 29; GSU roll: 827763.

This is probably the one that died in Kingston

Wrong place of birth


GlitterBaby Report 29 Sep 2013 12:37


We ask questions to try and help you but they need to be answered



GlitterBaby Report 29 Sep 2013 12:36

Banns for John Giles to Eleanor Lines in 1836

No middle name mentioned


GlitterBaby Report 29 Sep 2013 12:32

Did he die in 1872 in Kingston, Surrey ?


Potty Report 29 Sep 2013 12:30

Claire, lots of John Giles born about that time. Can you give us a bit more info? You must have got back to him somehow.

Did he have any children? If so, what were their names and when and where were they born? Have you found him on any census?


GlitterBaby Report 29 Sep 2013 12:29

Unlikely that any of us that have posted on this thread are related as we are just members who like to help others.

Have you found him on any census at all - found his death etc, etc

You really need to try and give more info


Claire Report 29 Sep 2013 12:23

john william giles born 1818 in shorditch-think he married Eleanor Lines (?) :-)


Claire Report 29 Sep 2013 12:19

Thanks so much it is john william giles of shorditch thx do you know his relations? :-)


Cynthia Report 22 Sep 2013 16:05

Hello Claire and welcome to the community Boards. :-)

I'll send Claire a message re how to return to her thread. :-)