View Full Version : bethnal green help please

18-08-2009, 11:09 AM
Can anyone point me in the right direction please. Ive a wonderful surname to hunt for - yep its BROWN!
I would like to know if its possible to find out who was living at an address in Bethnal Green in 1857 - is there any way of doing this?


im hoping it will tell me there was a GEORGE BROWN there who was a POULTERER.
If so Im also hoping it will tell me his wife name and both birth areas.

Im sooooooooooo stumped on this gentleman, any help would be great
thanks ever so much

18-08-2009, 12:03 PM
hi there marian did george have any children


18-08-2009, 12:13 PM
There's no George Brown at 8 Thomas Street, but there is a George Brown, poulterer at 1. Upper Marylebone Street with wife Sarah from Stalham, Norfolk. What was your chap's birth year?


18-08-2009, 4:57 PM
Hi Alan
All I know of is JAMES born abt 1828/1836 NEWGATE ST, CITY, LONDON.
I got George's name from James' marriage certificate.
Very limited info im afraid.
thanks for replying though

18-08-2009, 5:01 PM
Hi Thomasin
thanks for replying to me, I got the address from James' marriage cert, so I was hoping that was where George was living at the time of his son's marriage. I know it was a long shot. I really dont have anything more on George at all Im afraid, except of course that he was a poulterer at this time.
Thanks for info on the George you found, I will try and look into that - some how!!!
thanks again

18-08-2009, 5:08 PM
Just relooked at James and Sophia Brown (nee Knight's) marriage cert, not only was James' address at this time 8 Thomas st, Sophia Knight was at 6 Thomas st.
6 Thomas St, Ive found in earlier research was the site of the BLACK BULL pub in 1856.
Dont know if this info will help you to help me at all?

18-08-2009, 5:22 PM
You're right that the Black Bull was No. 6, but there were three other houses that also came under No. 6, all with two or three families in them. Not a single Knight, not even a Sophia. The nearest name to that was Sarah King! Of course, that's the 1861 census, so it looks as if they had all moved on in those four years.


18-08-2009, 5:28 PM
Hi again
thanks for that, well Sophia Knight wouldve been married by then but seeing as theres no Knights at all in 1861 you're right they must have moved.
I cant find her father Thomas in 1861 or 1871 as yet, he was married to Mary Ann.
But still doesnt help on the Brown front - o well I'll find him one day
thanks for your help

18-08-2009, 6:10 PM
I've tried the 1851 census, and the only James Brown with father George is at 67 Hare Street, Bethnal Green, HO107; 1542; folio?; 3.

George Brown 44 b. Spitalfield, Middx
Sarah Brown 45 b. Bethnal Green
George Brown 21 b. Bethnal Green
James Brown 20 b. Bethnal Green

The downside to this is that they ALL seem to be hand loom weavers of silk.


18-08-2009, 9:01 PM
thanks for that Thomasin
This family of Brown's is certainly a trying bunch.
Thanks again for all your help

19-08-2009, 12:20 PM
heres they are on the 1841 census in essex civil parish of high laver
: Name Age
George Brown 35
Sarah Brown 35
James Brown 12
Rebecca Brown 8
Sarah Brown 6
Mary Brown 4
Hannah Brown 1
James Brown 65

hope it helps


19-08-2009, 8:05 PM
Hi Alan
thanks ever so much for that, can I ask one thing though - how sure are you that this is the right family I should be following? Does it say Poulterer or have any other clues for me.
Thanks again - well appreciated