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William John Reynolds, b abt 1868 London

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Joy Report 6 Mar 2013 22:08

There is a public tree in ancestry that has Henry William Reynolds married to Ann Hitchcock:

In 1875 his address is 51 Elizabeth Street, Bethnal Green in the electoral registers.

Unfortunately there is no mention of any children.

Ann Hitchcock's birth is stated as 27 August 1846 in Mile End New Town, Stepney.


Joy Report 6 Mar 2013 22:39

I have found, in ancestry, a baptism at St Matthias, for a child of Henry William Reynolds, Hatter, and his wife Ann, of 20 Elizabeth Street, Bethnal Green:
Amelia, 28 January 1872,
plus Caroline, 6 February 1870, at 8 Pelham Street,
Ann Harriet, b 30 August, baptised 27 September 1868, 3 Pelham Street.


vera2010 Report 7 Mar 2013 00:03

The only snippet I can offer is that one of the witnesses on the marriage cert for William John and Ellen Trattle is a C or could be an E Reynolds. Could be Caroline.

It seems strange that all the othe children of Henry W and Ann are baptised.

I can't find any trace of William J prior to 1891. The post of K has Eliza a widow aged 30 so that would have made her 15 years when she had William J. Wonder when she became a widow and who the father of the other child is.



vera2010 Report 7 Mar 2013 07:44

This is Albert T with Eliza. No William John but living in the same area from here William J married Ellen.

1891 England Census
about Albert Reynolds Name: Albert Reynolds
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Relation: Son
Mother's name: Eliza Reynolds
Gender: Male
Where born: Mile End, London, England

Civil parish: Bromley St Leonard
Ecclesiastical parish: All Hallows
Town: London City
County/Island: London
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Poplar
Sub-registration district: Bromley
ED, institution, or vessel: 24
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 323
Folio: 65
Page Number: 24
Household Members: Name Age
Eliza Reynolds 39
Albert Reynolds 15



vera2010 Report 7 Mar 2013 07:55

Gives father as deceased cabinet maker.

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
about Albert Thomas Reynolds Name: Albert Thomas Reynolds
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Age: 21
Spouse Name: Margarett Barker
Spouse Age: 21
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 18 Dec 1897
Parish: St Gabriel, Chrisp Street
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Father Name: William John Reynolds
Spouse Father Name: James Barker
Register Type: Parish Register



Joy Report 7 Mar 2013 08:45

Please would the original poster tell us the details on the birth certificate for
"William John who is listed top of the search results"; and is this he?:

Name: William John Reynolds
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1867
Registration district: Bethnal Green
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1c
Page: 234

It is possible that he was told who his father was but that information may not have been correct.


K Report 7 Mar 2013 08:59

I can't search at the moment but is it possible that Eliza the "widow" was the sister of Henry ?

Edit - Just checked and Henry did have a siste Eliza but she was born in 1841


vera2010 Report 7 Mar 2013 12:57

Whilst having a trawl came across this. Henry is a Hatter. Can't find a marriage.
Wonder if he had William J with Margaret prior to m to Ann in 1867.

..1861 England Census
about Henry Reynolds Name: Henry Reynolds
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Margaret Reynolds
Gender: Male
Where born: Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England

Civil parish: Shoreditch St Leonard
Ecclesiastical parish: Haggerston St Mary
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England

Registration district: Shoreditch
Sub-registration district: Haggerstone East
ED, institution, or vessel: 2
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 1
Piece: 248
Folio: 21
Page Number: 1
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Reynolds 23
Margaret Reynolds 24
Henry Reynolds 2



Joy Report 7 Mar 2013 13:43

Presumably these are from the original poster:





vera2010 Report 7 Mar 2013 15:56

I'll take another look at that Henry and Margaret. Had to leave it to go to the shops. See if they turn up in later years together.

I wonder if the OP is able to get back to us. I think she came to us via Marie Celeste.