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05-07-2005, 1:41 AM
Hello, I am tracing the Pettit family, I believe they were in Middlesex
(St Clements district)1839-50
Charles b 1806 a Silver chaser
Emma b 1818
and their children
I would be very grateful for help.
06-07-2005, 4:36 PM
I now have the family 1851 in Clerkenwell
38, Upper Rose(mun?) Street . Could someone please check in 1841 for me?
08-07-2005, 5:52 AM
By a strange coincidence I have just come off of one of the online BMD Index sites searching for my Barnet BOYCE's in the 1920/30's and found two possible relatives who's mothers maiden name is PETTIT
Details are Birth Reg Jan Qtr 1921 BOYCE Edith E
Birth Reg Jan Qtr 1922 BOYCE Eric
I have not yet searched the M & D indexes
11-07-2005, 11:04 PM
Thanks for that Chris, I had forgotten the trade directories !
I really appreciate your time looking up Charles.
12-07-2005, 5:58 AM
I can't add much to the thread I'm afraid, although I did find a reference to "Charles Pettit, silver chaser, 7 Thanet Place ,Temple Bar" in a Trade Directory (Ref: Archive CD Books 1843 London PO Directory). However, the family were not at that address in the 1841 Census.
I could not find any other Trade Directories (that I have access to) with a similar entry either before or after 1843, but others may have more luck?
I can also confirm that the family were not at 38 Upper Rosomon (Rosoman on Stanford's 1862 map) Street, Clerkenwell in the 1841 Census either (Ref: HO107/659/7/35/7). However, this street seemed to have a higher than average number of silversmiths, goldsmiths and jewellers etc - perhaps had some bearing on how the family came to live there by 1851.
Charles was at the Temple Bar address in the Pigot's Directory for 1839 The fact that he was there in 1843 but not for the 1841 Census indicates that this was likely a non-residential business address, possibly with residential rooms above the business. This can be verified by examination of the census record.
12-07-2005, 11:40 PM
Thanks This has taken me back much further than I was a week ago !I know that Charles'son John (my gr grandfather) was also a silver engraver and his son John too ,so they had been in the same trade for nearly 100 years !
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