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THE FAMILY HISTORY OF JOSEPH CAREY MERRICK.

The Elephant man.

  

 
 
Joseph Carey Merrick:
Born 5-Aug-1862 at 50 Lee Street Leicester
Birth Ref: Leicester Sep 1862 7a 176.

Joseph was born an healthy child in the slums of Leicester, at a time when a child chance of survival was very low.
It was not until the age of two when Joseph deformity began to develop, with small bumps appearing on the left side of his body.

In the 1871 census he is living at 161 Birstall Street, St Margaret, Leicester
Joseph Merrick Head  age 33 a Stoker born Leicestershire
Mary Merrick Wife  age 33 born Leicestershire
Joseph Merrick Son age 8 Scholar born Leicestershire
Mary Merrick  Daughter  3 1868 Leicestershire.

Unlike most of the children in the neighbourhood, Joseph could read and write, Joseph went to school until his mother death in 1873 when Joseph was just 11 years old,

19 months later Joseph’s father married again, and Joseph life went from bad to worse.

It has been said by many that they was no love lost between Joseph and his father, But I believe Joseph Rockley loved his son, and maybe more than what people think,
Looking back to the year 1873, Joseph Rockley had become a widower at the age of 35 with two young children to look after, His son Joseph was 11 with his deformity becomeing worse all the time, His daughter was just 5, and she had been disable from birth.

Joseph must of look after his little sister Marian when this father went out to work, Joseph Rockley believing it was getting harder for young Joseph to look after Marian, decided to marry his landlady Emma Warner.
Emma believeing all men and boys should go out to work would argue daily with young Joseph to found some work so in 1875 at 9 Lower Hill Street Joseph Started Work at M M Freeman Cigar Factory
(Coincidence Joseph relations were Cigar Makers working in London).
Joseph lost his job when his hand got so big he could not roll the cigars.
with more arguments with his step mother, Joseph run or rather walk away from home, on several occasion, each time his father would go out to find Joseph and bring him Home.

1877 Started working as a Hawker, also moved in with his Uncle Charles

29-Dec-1879 Monday admitted himself to the Leicester Workhouse

22-Mar-1880 Monday Leaves Workhouse.
But only for three days, returns to workhouse destitute.

1881 "Leicester Union Workhouse", Sparkenhoe St, Leicester St Margaret
Joseph Merrick Inmate Single  19 1862 Hawker Boro of Leicester

1882 Had surgery to remove fleshy protuberance from upper lip at the Leicester Hospital.

29-Aug-1884 Sunday Had last meal in the Leicester workhouse.

Sep 1884 begins working as a sideshow freak for Entrepreneur Tom Norman.
Joseph life picks up, He made a lot of money working as a freak.

Nov 1884 Dr Frederick Treves first meets the Elephant man at 123 Whitechapel Road London. (was Joseph aware that he had relation living just down the road in Bethnal Green.)

2-Dec-1884  53 Berners Street, Bloomsbury.
Treves presents Merrick before the London Pathological Society,

Early June 1886:  Robbed and abandoned by Austrian showman while in Brussels, Belgium.

June 1886: Arrives at Liverpool Street railway station, London.
Admitted to London Hospital to be treated for exhaustion, malnutrition and bronchitis.

4-Dec-1886 Richard Carr Gomm, director of the London Hospital, writes letter to the London Times outlining Merrick's case.

21-May-1887  Receives visit from the Princess of Wales Alexandra, and the Duke of Cambridge.

1887 attends a performance of "Puss In Boots" at Drury Lane Theater.

Summer of 1889 Spends six weeks in Fawsley Park Northampton.

6-Apr-1890 Sunday : Attends both Easter services in the London Hospital Chapel.

11-Apr-1890 Friday: Dies at 1:30 p.m. from asphyxiation at London Hospital. Body is found by Mr. Hodges and Mr. Ashe.

15-Apr-1890 Tuesday, : Mr. Wynne Baxter (coroner) leads judicial inquiry into Merrick's death.

16-Apr-1890 Wednesday: Richard Carr Gomm writes letter to the London Times detailing Merrick's life and death.

April 1890: Joseph Merrick's remains are cast in plaster, specimens are taken, and the body is dissected by Dr. Frederick Treves. The skeleton remains on display at the London Hospital.

Death Ref: Whitechapel Jun 1890 1c 208, age 28

Father: Joseph Rockley Merrick
Born 1838 Leicester.
Birth Ref: Leicester Mar 1838 15 95

Joseph had a lot of different jobs Warehouseman, Cab Driver, Stoker, and even opening an Haberdashery Shop.

1841  Nelson Square, St Margaret, Leicester.
Barnabus  Merrick 50 Turner 1791 Leicestershire
Sarah  Merrick 35 1806 Leicestershire
Joseph  Merrick 3 1838 Leicestershire
Henry Merrick  8m 1841 Leicestershire.

1851 26, Lower Charles Street, St Margarets, Leicester
Barnabas Merrick Head 59 1792 Wood Turner  Spitalfields London
Sarah Merrick Wife 48 1803  Bulcote Nottinghamshire
Joseph R Merrick Son 13 1838 Errand Boy  St Margrets Leicestershire
Henry Merrick Son  10 1841  St Margrets Leicestershire
Charles B Merrick Son  5 1846 Scholar  St Margrets Leicestershire

1861 20, Lee Street, St Margaret, Leicester.
Sarah Merrick Head Widow  45 1816 Wood Sticher Budle Nottinghamshire
Joseph Rockley Merrick Son 23 1838 Warehouse Man  Leicester.
Sarah Occupation maybe floor sticker.

29-Dec-1861 Married  Mary Jane Potterton
At hurmaston Parish Church Leicester.
Marriage Ref: Barrow Dec 1861 7a 353.

1865 Moves to 119 Upper Brunswick Street Leicester.

1868 Moves to 161, Birstall Street/Russel Square.

1871  161 Birstall Street, St Margaret, Leicester
Joseph Merrick Head  33 Stoker 1838 Leicestershire
Mary Merrick Wife  33 1838 Leicestershire
Joseph Merrick Son  8 Scholar1863 Leicestershire
Mary Merrick  Daughter  3 1868 Leicestershire.

1874 Moves to 4 Wanlip Street

3-Dec-1874 Married Emma Wood Antill nee Warner
At Archdeacon Lane Baptist Church Leicester.
Marriage Ref: Leicester Dec 1874 7a 600.

1875 Moves to 37 Russell Square.

1881 30, Roughton St, Belgrave  Leicestershire.
Joseph R Merrick Head  43 1838 Stoker Dye Works Leicester Leicestershire
Emma Merrick Wife 37 1844 Wife Sileby Leicestershire
Annie Antil Daughter Law 16 1865 Laundress Sileby Leicestershire
Florence Antil Daughter Law 7 1874 Scholar Leicester Leicestershire
Eliza Merrick Daughter 13 1868 Leicester Leicestershire
Cassandra Merrick Daughter 2 1879 Leicester Leicestershire
Dora R Merrick Daughter 0 1881 Belgrave Leicestershire.

1891 28, Justice Street, Belgrave Leicestershire
Joseph Rockley Merrick Head 53 1838 Stationary Engine Driver
St Margarets Leicestershire
Emma Merrick Wife 47 1844 Sileby Leicestershire
Florence Wood Antill Daughter In Law 17 Shoe Fitter & Machinist
Mid Margarets Leicestershire
Cassandra Merrick Daughter  12 1879 Scholar Mid Margarets Leicestershire
Dora Rockley Merrick Daughter  10 1881 Scholar Belgrave Leicestershire
Pauline Merrick Daughter  8 1883 Scholar Belgrave Leicestershire.

Died 30-Jan-1897 at 28 Justice Street Leicester
Cause of death Chronic Bronchitis
Death Ref: Leicester Mar 1897 7a 118, age 58.

Mother: Mary Jane Potterton
Born 19-May-1836 Evington Leicester.
Believed to be crippled from birth, she was also a Baptist Church Sunday School Teacher.

1841 Stoughton, Thurnby, Stoughton Leicestershire
William Potterton  40 Ag Lab 1801
Elizabeth  Potterton 30 1811 Leicestershire
Ann  Potterton 7 1834 Leicestershire
Mary  Potterton  4 1837 Leicestershire
Elizabeth  Potterton 3 1838 Leicestershire
Thomas  Potterton  4m1841 Leicestershire

1851  39, Thurmaston South Leicestershire 
William Potterton  Head  49  Agricultural Laborer  Ashley Northamptonshire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Wife  44 1807  Cranoe Leicestershire
Mary Jane Potterton  Daughter  14  Servant  Evington Leicestershire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Daughter 12 1839 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire
Thomas Potterton  Son  10 1841 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire 
Eliza Potterton  Daughter  7 1844  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
George Potterton  Son  5 1846  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
John Potterton  Son 8 months  Thurmaston South Leicestershire

1861 21, St Martins Sallon Charden Shop, Cank Street, St Martins, Leicester.
Richard Saper Head 70 1791 Sallon Chamber Shepshed Leicestershire
Elizabeth Saper Wife 60 1801 South Croxton Leicestershire
(Mary Arthur ?) Saper Daughter 22 1839 London
Edwin Saper Son 22 1839 Candle Maker London
Richard Saper Son 17 1844 Journeyman Apprentice London
Richard Dartington Assistant 21 1840 Soap Maker Gotham Nottinghamshire
Robert Carrer Apprentice 14 1847 Apprentice Leicester Forest Leicestershire
Mary S Potherton Servant 24 1837 Servant Evington Leicestershire

Marriage Ref: Barrow Dec 1861 7a 353.
29-Dec-1861 Married Joseph Rockley Merrick
At Thurmaston Parish Church Leicester.

1871  161 Birstall Street, St Margaret, Leicester
Joseph Merrick Head  33 Stoker 1838 Leicestershire
Mary Merrick Wife  33 1838 Leicestershire
Joseph Merrick Son  8 Scholar1863 Leicestershire
Mary Merrick  Daughter  3 1868 Leicestershire.

Death Ref: Leicester Jun 1873 7a  122,age 36
Died 19-May-1873 Leicester.
Cause of death Bronchial Pneumonia

Brother: William Arthur Merrick
Birth Ref: Leicester Mar 1866 7a 174
Born 8-Jan-1866 at 119 Upper Brunswick Street Leicester.
Death Ref: Leicester Dec 1870 7a 147 age 5
Died 21-Dec-1870 Leicester
Cause of death Scarlet Fever

Sister: Marian Eliza Merrick
Birth Ref: Leicester Dec 1867 7a 155.
Born 28-Sep-1867 at 119 Upper Brunswick Street Leicester
Disable from Birth.

1871  161 Birstall Street, St Margaret, Leicester
Joseph Merrick Head  33 Stoker 1838 Leicestershire
Mary Merrick Wife  33 1838 Leicestershire
Joseph Merrick Son  8 Scholar1863 Leicestershire
Mary Merrick  Daughter  3 1868 Leicestershire.

1881 30, Roughton St, Belgrave  Leicestershire.
Joseph R Merrick Head  43 1838 Stoker Dye Works Leicester Leicestershire
Emma Merrick Wife 37 1844 Wife Sileby Leicestershire
Annie Antil Daughter Law 16 1865 Laundress Sileby Leicestershire
Florence Antil Daughter Law 7 1874 Scholar Leicester Leicestershire
Eliza Merrick Daughter 13 1868 Leicester Leicestershire
Cassandra Merrick Daughter 2 1879 Leicester Leicestershire
Dora R Merrick Daughter 0 1881 Belgrave Leicestershire.

Death Ref: Barrow S Mar 1891 7a 122, age 24
Died 19-Mar-1891 Leicester
Cause of Death myelitic convulsions

Stepsister: Cassandra Merrick
Birth Ref: Leicester Jun 1879 7a 210.

1881 30, Roughton St, Belgrave  Leicestershire.
Joseph R Merrick Head  43 1838 Stoker Dye Works Leicester Leicestershire
Emma Merrick Wife 37 1844 Wife Sileby Leicestershire
Annie Antil Daughter Law 16 1865 Laundress Sileby Leicestershire
Florence Antil Daughter Law 7 1874 Scholar Leicester Leicestershire
Eliza Merrick Daughter 13 1868 Leicester Leicestershire
Cassandra Merrick Daughter 2 1879 Leicester Leicestershire
Dora R Merrick Daughter 0 1881 Belgrave Leicestershire.

1891 28, Justice Street, Belgrave Leicestershire
Joseph Rockley Merrick Head 53 1838 Stationary Engine Driver
St Margarets Leicestershire
Emma Merrick Wife 47 1844 Sileby Leicestershire
Florence Wood Antill Daughter In Law 17 Shoe Fitter & Machinist
Mid Margarets Leicestershire
Cassandra Merrick Daughter  12 1879 Scholar Mid Margarets Leicestershire
Dora Rockley Merrick Daughter  10 1881 Scholar Belgrave Leicestershire
Pauline Merrick Daughter  8 1883 Scholar Belgrave Leicestershire.

1901 30, Justice Street, Leicester
George Preston Head 63 1838 Hosiery Trimmer Belgrave Leicestershire
Emma Preston  Wife 57 1844 Silby Leicestershire
Cassandra Merrick Step Daughter 21 1880 Tailoress Leicester Leicestershire
Dora Merrick Step Daughter 20 1881 Laundress Belgrave Leicestershire
Pauline Merrick Step Daughter 18 1883 Hosiery Cutter Belgrave Leicestershire.

Marriage Ref: Leicester Sep 1903 7a 596.
To Joseph Smith
1911 61 Checketts Road Leicester
Joseph Smith Head 32 Master Butcher  Leicester Leicestershire
Cassandra Smith Wife 32 Married 7 years Assisting in shop Leicester Leicestershire
4 Rooms

Stepsister: Dora Rockley Merrick
Birth Ref: Barrow S Jun 1880 7a 191
Belgrave Leicestershire

1881 30, Roughton St, Belgrave  Leicestershire.
Joseph R Merrick Head  43 1838 Stoker Dye Works Leicester Leicestershire
Emma Merrick Wife 37 1844 Wife Sileby Leicestershire
Annie Antil Daughter Law 16 1865 Laundress Sileby Leicestershire
Florence Antil Daughter Law 7 1874 Scholar Leicester Leicestershire
Eliza Merrick Daughter 13 1868 Leicester Leicestershire
Cassandra Merrick Daughter 2 1879 Leicester Leicestershire
Dora R Merrick Daughter 0 1881 Belgrave Leicestershire.

1891 28, Justice Street, Belgrave Leicestershire
Joseph Rockley Merrick Head 53 1838 Stationary Engine Driver
St Margarets Leicestershire
Emma Merrick Wife 47 1844 Sileby Leicestershire
Florence Wood Antill Daughter In Law 17 Shoe Fitter & Machinist
Mid Margarets Leicestershire
Cassandra Merrick Daughter  12 1879 Scholar Mid Margarets Leicestershire
Dora Rockley Merrick Daughter  10 1881 Scholar Belgrave Leicestershire
Pauline Merrick Daughter  8 1883 Scholar Belgrave Leicestershire.

1901 30, Justice Street, Leicester
George Preston Head 63 1838 Hosiery Trimmer Belgrave Leicestershire
Emma Preston  Wife 57 1844 Silby Leicestershire
Cassandra Merrick Step Daughter 21 1880 Tailoress Leicester Leicestershire
Dora Merrick Step Daughter 20 1881 Laundress Belgrave Leicestershire
Pauline Merrick Step Daughter 18 1883 Hosiery Cutter Belgrave Leicestershire.

1911 30 Justice Street Leicester
George Preston Head 73 Retired Framework Knitter Old age Rensioner
Belgrave Leicestershire
Emma Preston Wife 67 Married 12 years Sileby Leicestershire.
Dora Rockley Merrick Stepdaughter 30 Laundress Belgrave Leicesteshire
6 Rooms.

Married John Henry Wood Antill on the 27-Apr-1955 in Leicester Register office,
25 days after his wife died, Dora was 74 years old when she got married and John 86.
Dora was believed to have been living with the family for over 25 years.
John Died on the 15-Jul-1956. Dora's mother first marriage was to Johns uncle John Wood Antill.
Dora must of liked married life because she married a second time to
George Harry Snow in 1958 after a life time of being a spinster.


Stepsister: Pauline Merrick
Birth Ref: Barrow S Sep 1882 7a 169
Belgrave Leicestershire

1891 28, Justice Street, Belgrave Leicestershire
Joseph Rockley Merrick Head 53 1838 Stationary Engine Driver
St Margarets Leicestershire
Emma Merrick Wife 47 1844 Sileby Leicestershire
Florence Wood Antill Daughter In Law 17 Shoe Fitter & Machinist
Mid Margarets Leicestershire
Cassandra Merrick Daughter  12 1879 Scholar Mid Margarets Leicestershire
Dora Rockley Merrick Daughter  10 1881 Scholar Belgrave Leicestershire
Pauline Merrick Daughter  8 1883 Scholar Belgrave Leicestershire.

1901 30, Justice Street, Leicester
George Preston Head 63 1838 Hosiery Trimmer Belgrave Leicestershire
Emma Preston  Wife 57 1844 Silby Leicestershire
Cassandra Merrick Step Daughter 21 1880 Tailoress Leicester Leicestershire
Dora Merrick Step Daughter 20 1881 Laundress Belgrave Leicestershire
Pauline Merrick Step Daughter 18 1883 Hosiery Cutter Belgrave Leicestershire.

Marriage Ref: Leicester Jun 1908 7a 677.
Married Albert Raiment Sharpe
Children : Eva Sharpe 1910,  Olive Sharpe 1912,

1911 28 Justice Street Leicester
Albert Raiment Head 27 Pavior Boro Council Belgrave Leicestershire
Pauline Sharpe Wife 28 Married 2 years Belgrave Leicestershire.
Eva Sharpe Daughter 1 Belgrave Leicestershire

Death Ref: Leicester Mar 1921 7a 269 age 38

Grandfather: Barnabas Merrick
Born 23-Apr-1792 Spitalfield London.

Old Bailey London Central Criminal Court 26-Oct-1814

GEORGE CARTER was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 12th of October , a trunk, value 2 l. 10 s. the property of Barnabus Merrick .

BARNABUS MERRICK. On the 12th  of October 1814, the prisoner called upon me, and asked me if I would let him my trunk, I let it him for two shillings the day. In the evening he came and paid me two shillings, he said, he wanted it for the next day, might he keep it in the shed belonging to the house, as he wanted it early the next day, he said, his name was James Hart , he lived at No. 61, Nicoll-street, Bethnel Green. After two days the trunk did not come home. I applied at the place where he gave me directions, there was no person of that name lived there, there was a shed to the house, I looked in the shed, my truck was not there. About a fortnight after, I met the prisoner, I asked him why he had not brought my truck home, he said, he would bring it home that afternoon, by what he had under his arm, I thought he was a weaver. I have seen my truck since, at a wheelers, in the New Cut, by Lambeth.

WILLIAM DUKE . I am a wheeler, in the New Cut, Lambeth. About a month ago, the prisoner came to me with a truck to sell, I gave him one pound seven shillings for the truck. This is the receipt I got of him. The truck was afterwards claimed by the prosecutor.

Prisoner's Defence. I leave it to the mercy of the court.

NOT GUILTY .
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.


Married (1) Ann Bowden 12-Apr-1815 Wanstead Essex.
Children
John Barnabas 1816
William George 1818
Ann Martha 7-Oct-1820
Mary 7-Mar-1826
Married (2) Sarah Jones 13-Jun-1826 Saint Ethelburga Bishopgate London
Married (3) Sarah Rockley 19-Mar-1837 Radford Nottingham
Children
Joserh Rockley 1838 - 30-Jan-1897
Henry 22-Oct-1840 - 15-Mar-1921
Charles Barnaba 28-Mar-1846 - 22-Nov-1925

1841  Nelson Square, St Margaret, Leicester.
Barnabus  Merrick 50 Turner 1791 Leicestershire
Sarah  Merrick 35 1806 Leicestershire
Joseph  Merrick 3 1838 Leicestershire
Henry Merrick  8m 1841 Leicestershire.

1851 26, Lower Charles Street, St Margarets, Leicester
Barnabas Merrick Head 59 1792 Wood Turner  Spitalfields London
Sarah Merrick Wife 48 1803  Bulcote Nottinghamshire
Joseph R Merrick Son 13 1838 Errand Boy  St Margrets Leicestershire
Henry Merrick Son  10 1841  St Margrets Leicestershire
Charles B Merrick Son  5 1846 Scholar  St Margrets Leicestershire.

Died on the 12-Apr-1856 Leicester

Grandmother Sarah Rockley
Born 1804 Bulcote Nottingshire

1841  Nelson Square, St Margaret, Leicester.
Barnabus  Merrick 50 Turner 1791 Leicestershire
Sarah  Merrick 35 1806 Leicestershire
Joseph  Merrick 3 1838 Leicestershire
Henry Merrick  8m 1841 Leicestershire.

1851 26, Lower Charles Street, St Margarets, Leicester
Barnabas Merrick Head 59 1792 Wood Turner  Spitalfields London
Sarah Merrick Wife 48 1803  Bulcote Nottinghamshire
Joseph R Merrick Son 13 1838 Errand Boy  St Margrets Leicestershire
Henry Merrick Son  10 1841  St Margrets Leicestershire
Charles B Merrick Son  5 1846 Scholar  St Margrets Leicestershire.

1861 20, Lee Street, St Margaret, Leicester.
Sarah Merrick Head Widow  45 1816 Wood Sticher Budle Nottinghamshire
Joseph Rockley Merrick Son 23 1838 Warehouse Man  Leicester
Sarah Occupation maybe floor sticker.

1871 144 Church Gate, All Saints, Leicester.
Charles Merrick Head  25 Hair Dresser 1846 Leicestershire
Jane Merrick Wife  23 Home 1848 Leicestershire
Charles H Merrick Son  2 1869 Leicestershire
Sarah Merrick Mother  69 Without Occupation 1802 Nottinghamshire
William Hitchinman Apprentice  16 Hair Dresser 1855 Leicestershire.

1881  144, Church Gate, Leicester All Saints.
Charles Merrick Head 35 1846 Hairdresser Leicester Leicestershire
Jane Merrick Wife 33 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
Sarah Merrick Mother Widow  77 1804 Nottingham
Chas Hen Merrick Son  M 12 1869 Leicester Leicestershire
Alfred Merrick Son   6 1875 Scholar Leicester Leicestershire
Alice Merrick Daughter   2 1879 Leicester Leicestershire
Ernest Merrick Son 0 1881 Leicester Leicestershire

1891 248, Belgrave Gate, Leicester.
Charles Merrick Head 45 1846 Hairdresser Leicester
Jane Merrick Wife 43 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
Charles H Merrick Son 22 1869 Hairdresser Assistant Leicester
Albert Merrick Son  16 1875 Hairdresser Assistant Leicester
Alice R Merrick Daughter  12 1879 Scholar Leicester
John E Merrick Son  10 1881 Scholar Leicester
Sarah Merrick Mother Widow  87 1804 Living On Means Bulcote Nottinghamshire

Died 1897 Liecester

Uncle Henry Merrick
Born 1840 Saint Margarets Leicestershire
Birth Ref: Leicester Dec 1840 15 88

1841  Nelson Square, St Margaret, Leicester.
Barnabus  Merrick 50 Turner 1791 Leicestershire
Sarah  Merrick 35 1806 Leicestershire
Joseph  Merrick 3 1838 Leicestershire
Henry Merrick  8m 1841 Leicestershire.

1851 26, Lower Charles Street, St Margarets, Leicester
Barnabas Merrick Head 59 1792 Wood Turner  Spitalfields London
Sarah Merrick Wife 48 1803  Bulcote Nottinghamshire
Joseph R Merrick Son 13 1838 Errand Boy  St Margrets Leicestershire
Henry Merrick Son  10 1841  St Margrets Leicestershire
Charles B Merrick Son  5 1846 Scholar  St Margrets Leicestershire

1881 1, Broad St, Spalding Lincolnshire
Henry Merrick Head  40  Club Manager (Service) Chelsea pensioner
St Margarets Leicestershire
Jane Merrick Wife  33 1848  Lanark Scotland  
Chas H Merrick Son  15 1866 Scholar  Sheffield Yorkshire

1891 Bulls Head, High Street, Poole St James, Poole Dorset
Henry Merrick Head Married 50 1841 Licenced Victualler  Leicester Leicestershire
Walter E Aldworth Visitor  33  Living On Own Means Worcestershire
Charlotte Aldworth Visitor  37 1854 Dorsetshire
Eliza Orchard Servant  20  General Servant  Stoborough Dorsetshire
George Hibbs Ostler  25 1866 Servant Ostler  Wareham Dorsetshire

1911 Emsdorf Tatnam Road Poole
Henry Merrick Head Widower  70 1841 Army Pensioner  Leicestershire Leicester
Charles Henry Merrick Son 45 1866 Army Pensioner  Yorks Sheffield
Susannah Anne Merrick 45 Daughter In Law Married 22 years Surrey Bagshot
7 Rooms

Uncle Charles Barnabas Merrick
Born 28-Mar-1846 Leicester
Birth Ref: Leicester Mar 1846 15 111

1851 26, Lower Charles Street, St Margarets, Leicester
Barnabas Merrick Head 59 1792 Wood Turner  Spitalfields London
Sarah Merrick Wife 48 1803  Bulcote Nottinghamshire
Joseph R Merrick Son 13 1838 Errand Boy  St Margrets Leicestershire
Henry Merrick Son  10 1841  St Margrets Leicestershire
Charles B Merrick Son  5 1846 Scholar  St Margrets Leicestershire

Marriage Ref: Leicester Sep 1868 7a 239.   Jane Bosworth

1870 144 Church Gate West Side Leicester
Open Hair Dresser, Tobacconist, and Umbrella repairer Shop.

1871 144 Church Gate, All Saints, Leicester.
Charles Merrick Head  25 Hair Dresser 1846 Leicestershire
Jane Merrick Wife  23 Home 1848 Leicestershire
Charles H Merrick Son  2 1869 Leicestershire
Sarah Merrick Mother  69 Without Occupation 1802 Nottinghamshire
William Hitchinman Apprentice  16 Hair Dresser 1855 Leicestershire

1881  144, Church Gate, Leicester All Saints.
Charles Merrick Head 35 1846 Hairdresser Leicester Leicestershire
Jane Merrick Wife 33 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
Sarah Merrick Mother Widow  77 1804 Nottingham
Chas Hen Merrick Son  M 12 1869 Leicester Leicestershire
Alfred Merrick Son   6 1875 Scholar Leicester Leicestershire
Alice Merrick Daughter   2 1879 Leicester Leicestershire
Ernest Merrick Son 0 1881 Leicester Leicestershire.

1887-88  144 Church Gate West Side Leicester
Hair Dresser, Tobacconist, and Umbrella repairer

1891 144 Church Gate
Hair Dresser

1891 248, Belgrave Gate, Leicester.
Charles Merrick Head 45 1846 Hairdresser Leicester
Jane Merrick Wife 43 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
Charles H Merrick Son 22 1869 Hairdresser Assistant Leicester
Albert Merrick Son  16 1875 Hairdresser Assistant Leicester
Alice R Merrick Daughter  12 1879 Scholar Leicester
John E Merrick Son  10 1881 Scholar Leicester
Sarah Merrick Mother Widow  87 1804 Living On Means Bulcote Nottinghamshire.

1901 9, St Margaret Street, Leicester
Charles B Merrick Head 55 1846 Hair Dresser Barber Leicester
Jane Merrick Wife 53 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
John Merrick Son 20 1881 Hair Dresser Barber Leicester
Alice Cobb Visitor 23 1878 Leicester
Winifred Cobb Visitor 9m Leicester

1908 9, St Margaret Street Church Gate.
Hair Dresser and Tobacconist

1911 9 Saint Margaret Street Leicester
Charles Barnabas Merrick Head  65  Barber  Leicestershire Leicester
Jane Merrick Wife 64 Married 41 years  Leicestershire Leicester
John Ernest Merrick Son  30 1881 Barber Assistant  Leicestershire Leicester
6 Rooms 10 Children 4 Livin 6 Died

Died 22-Nov-1925 Leicester Death Ref: Leicester Dec 1925 7a 224. age 79

1st Cousin Charles Henry Merrick Bosworth
Son of  Charles Barnabus Merrick and Jane Bosworth,

Birth Ref: Leicester Sep 1868 7a 195

1871 144 Church Gate, All Saints, Leicester.
Charles Merrick Head  25 Hair Dresser 1846 Leicestershire
Jane Merrick Wife  23 Home 1848 Leicestershire
Charles H Merrick Son  2 1869 Leicestershire
Sarah Merrick Mother  69 Without Occupation 1802 Nottinghamshire
William Hitchinman Apprentice  16 Hair Dresser 1855 Leicestershire.

1881  144, Church Gate, Leicester All Saints.
Charles Merrick Head 35 1846 Hairdresser Leicester Leicestershire
Jane Merrick Wife 33 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
Sarah Merrick Mother Widow  77 1804 Nottingham
Chas Hen Merrick Son  M 12 1869 Leicester Leicestershire
Alfred Merrick Son   6 1875 Scholar Leicester Leicestershire
Alice Merrick Daughter   2 1879 Leicester Leicestershire
Ernest Merrick Son 0 1881 Leicester Leicestershire.

1891 248 Belgrave Gate
Hair Dresser

1891 , 248 Belgrave Gate Leicester.
Charles Merrick Head 45 1846 Hairdresser Leicester
Jane Merrick Wife 43 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
Charles H Merrick Son 22 1869 Hairdresser Assistant Leicester
Albert Merrick Son  16 1875 Hairdresser Assistant Leicester
Alice R Merrick Daughter  12 1879 Scholar Leicester
John E Merrick Son  10 1881 Scholar Leicester
Sarah Merrick Mother Widow  87 1804 Living On Means Bulcote Nottinghamshire.

Marriage Ref: Leicester Sep 1893 7a 298. Sophia Baker

1901 85, Coral Street, Leicester
Charles H Merrick Head 32  Hair Dresser Leicester Leicestershire
Sophia Merrick Wife 30 1871 N K Staffordshire
George H Merrick Son  5 1896 Leicester Leicestershire
John Knighton Boarder 36  Loader Bag Coal Trade Derby Derbyshire
John Hancock Boarder 26 Journeyman Butcher Leicester.

1908 39 Russell Square
Hair Dresser, Tobacconist and Umbella Maker.

1911 39 Russell Square Leicester
Charles Henry Merrick Head  42 Hairdresser  Leicestershire Leicester 
Sophia Merrick Wife 40 Married 17 years  House Wife  Round Oak Briley Hall Staffordshire
George Henry Merrick Son 15 1896 Hardiner Assist In Business  Leicestershire Leicester
Nora Letchrose Boarder  F 10 1901 School  Leicestershire Leicester
Sarh Hatchison Boarder Widower  80  Netherton Near Dudley Saffordshire
5 Rooms

1st cousin Albert Rockley Merrick
Son of Charles Barnabus Merrick and Jane Bosworth.
Birth Ref: Leicester Sep 1874 7a 245

1881  144, Church Gate, Leicester All Saints.
Charles Merrick Head 35 1846 Hairdresser Leicester Leicestershire
Jane Merrick Wife 33 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
Sarah Merrick Mother Widow  77 1804 Nottingham
Chas Hen Merrick Son  M 12 1869 Leicester Leicestershire
Alfred Merrick Son   6 1875 Scholar Leicester Leicestershire
Alice Merrick Daughter   2 1879 Leicester Leicestershire
Ernest Merrick Son 0 1881 Leicester Leicestershire.

1891 248, Belgrave Gate, Leicester.
Charles Merrick Head 45 1846 Hairdresser Leicester
Jane Merrick Wife 43 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
Charles H Merrick Son 22 1869 Hairdresser Assistant Leicester
Albert Merrick Son  16 1875 Hairdresser Assistant Leicester
Alice R Merrick Daughter  12 1879 Scholar Leicester
John E Merrick Son  10 1881 Scholar Leicester
Sarah Merrick Mother Widow  87 1804 Living On Means Bulcote Nottinghamshire.

Marriage Ref: Lutterworth Dec 1897 7a 1
Theresa Minnie Bray

1901  38, Burleys Lane, Leicester.
Albert R Merrick Head 26 1875 Hairdresser Leicester Leicestershire
Minnie T  Merrick Wife 25 1876 Stoke Golding Leicestershire
Son  1m Leicester Leicestershire

1911 38 Burleys Lane Leicester
Albert Merrick Head 36 1875 Hairdresser  Leicestershire Leicester
Minnie Merrick Wife 35 Married 14 years  Leicestershire Stoke Golding 
Albert Merrick Son 10 1901  Leicestershire Leicester
Annie Wirr Boarder Married  26 1885 Trained (Needle) Nurse  Leicestershire Leicester
5 Roooms 2 Children 2 Livin.

1st cousin Alice Ruth Merrick
Daughter of Charles Barnabus Merrick and Jane Bosworth
Birth Ref: Leicester Sep 1878 7a 272

1881  144, Church Gate, Leicester All Saints.
Charles Merrick Head 35 1846 Hairdresser Leicester Leicestershire
Jane Merrick Wife 33 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
Sarah Merrick Mother Widow  77 1804 Nottingham
Chas Hen Merrick Son  M 12 1869 Leicester Leicestershire
Alfred Merrick Son   6 1875 Scholar Leicester Leicestershire
Alice Merrick Daughter   2 1879 Leicester Leicestershire
Ernest Merrick Son 0 1881 Leicester Leicestershire.

1891 248, Belgrave Gate, Leicester.
Charles Merrick Head 45 1846 Hairdresser Leicester
Jane Merrick Wife 43 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
Charles H Merrick Son 22 1869 Hairdresser Assistant Leicester
Albert Merrick Son  16 1875 Hairdresser Assistant Leicester
Alice R Merrick Daughter  12 1879 Scholar Leicester
John E Merrick Son  10 1881 Scholar Leicester
Sarah Merrick Mother Widow  87 1804 Living On Means Bulcote Nottinghamshire.

Marriage Ref: Poole Dec 1898 5a 652
Arthur Herbert Cobb
children
Winifred Alice 1900 Leicester.
Doris R 1913 Leicester.

1901 9, St Margaret Street, Leicester
Charles B Merrick Head 55 1846 Hair Dresser Barber Leicester
Jane Merrick Wife 53 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
John Merrick Son 20 1881 Hair Dresser Barber Leicester
Alice Cobb Visitor 23 1878 Leicester
Winifred Cobb Visitor 9m Leicester

1911 5 Glen St Leicester
Arthur Cobb Head  40 Corporation Tramways Traffic Inspector  Boro Council Poole Dorset 
Alice Cobb Wife 32 Married 12 years   Leicestershire Leicester
Winifred Cobb Daughter  10 1901 School  Leicestershire Leicester
6 Rooms 1 Child 1 Livin.

1st consin John Ernest Merrick
Son of Charles Barnabus Merrick and Jane Bosworth
Birth Ref: Leicester Mar 1881 7a 302

1881  144, Church Gate, Leicester All Saints.
Charles Merrick Head 35 1846 Hairdresser Leicester Leicestershire
Jane Merrick Wife 33 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
Sarah Merrick Mother Widow  77 1804 Nottingham
Chas Hen Merrick Son  M 12 1869 Leicester Leicestershire
Alfred Merrick Son   6 1875 Scholar Leicester Leicestershire
Alice Merrick Daughter   2 1879 Leicester Leicestershire
Ernest Merrick Son 0 1881 Leicester Leicestershire.

1891 248, Belgrave Gate, Leicester.
Charles Merrick Head 45 1846 Hairdresser Leicester
Jane Merrick Wife 43 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
Charles H Merrick Son 22 1869 Hairdresser Assistant Leicester
Albert Merrick Son  16 1875 Hairdresser Assistant Leicester
Alice R Merrick Daughter  12 1879 Scholar Leicester
John E Merrick Son  10 1881 Scholar Leicester
Sarah Merrick Mother Widow  87 1804 Living On Means Bulcote Nottinghamshire.

1901 9, St Margaret Street, Leicester
Charles B Merrick Head 55 1846 Hair Dresser Barber Leicester
Jane Merrick Wife 53 1848 Gilmorton Leicestershire
John Merrick Son 20 1881 Hair Dresser Barber Leicester
Alice Cobb Visitor 23 1878 Leicester
Winifred Cobb Visitor 9m Leicester.

1908 17 Beatrice Road
Hair Dresser and Tobacconist

1911 9 Saint Margaret Street Leicester
Charles Barnabas Merrick Head  45  Barber  Leicestershire Leicester
Jane Merrick Wife 64 Married 41 years  Leicestershire Leicester
John Ernest Merrick Son  30 1881 Barber Assistant  Leicestershire Leicester
6 Rooms 10 Children 4 Livin 6 Died

Marriage Ref: Leicester Mar 1913 7a 426 (Annie Brant)

1st cousin Charles Henry Merrick
Son of Henry Merrick and Jane
Born 1866 Sheffield Yorkshire
Birth Ref: Ecclesall B Mar 1866 9c 227

1881 1, Broad St, Spalding Lincolnshire
Henry Merrick Head  40  Club Manager (Service) Chelsea pensioner
St Margarets Leicestershire
Jane Merrick Wife  33 1848  Lanark Scotland  
Chas H Merrick Son  15 1866 Scholar  Sheffield Yorkshire

1889 Married Susannah Anne.

1911 Emsdorf Tatnam Road Poole
Henry Merrick Head Widower  70 1841 Army Pensioner  Leicestershire Leicester
Charles Henry Merrick Son 45 1866 Army Pensioner  Yorks Sheffield
Susannah Anne Merrick 45 Daughter In Law Married 22 years Surrey Bagshot

Great Grandfather Barnabas Merrick
Born 20-Aug-1763 Shoreditch London.
Occupation Loom Broker and Shuttle Maker.

Married Martha Box on the 26-Aug-1785 Saint Ethelburga Bishopsgate London.

Old Bailey London Central Criminal Court 14-Sep-1791

HENRY BRITT was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of August last, a wooden hand-roll, value 12 d. and eight ounces of unwrought silk, value 20 s. the property of John Thompson .

The case opened by Mr. Garrow.

JOHN THOMPSON , the elder, sworn.
I am a weaver , I live in Duke Street, Spitalfields, on Tuesday, the 30th of August I had some property of Mr. Bennett's the gauze-weaver, to manufacture, I went to dinner at one o'clock, and left the roll with the silk on it in the scale, on the lower floor, back-room; I returned from dinner about half after one, when I returned I missed this property, I sent my son William to give notice to the loom-brokers, as they were likely to have it offered for sale, I saw it again about half past seven, the same evening, at my house, brought by Charles Crawley , Mr. Merrick's servant, that was the same I left in my shop at one, it is here.

Mr. Knowlys. You never saw the silk again, only the roll?  No.
Did not the prisoner come to your house?  He did, when I went in the evening, after the hand-roll was brought, I went to Mr. Merrick's.
Did Henry Britt come to your house on the alarm of this? He did, he went to Mr. Merrick's, and next day came to our house, he said Mr. Merrick informed him there was a cane stolen from that hand roll, and he bought it among some ribbon the day before, that Mr. Merrick had bought some ribbon looms, on the 29th.

CHARLES CRAWLEY sworn.
I am journeyman to Mr. Merrick, between four and five, on Tuesday, the 30th of August, in the afternoon, the prisoner came to my master's house, and asked if my master was at home, and I told him no, and my mistress said no, he said, well never mind, here is the hand-roll as I bought in the lot yesterday, and he immediately threw it within the door; and he said, never mind, I shall see your master another time, and the next day he came to my master's house, I was not within hearing, he was talking to my master; I ran to Mr. Thompson and gave him notice, and the prisoner said, if I would show him the house, he would go to clear himself.
Had the looms been paid for before he brought home the roll?  Yes, and some resold, my master is a loom-broker, the looms we bought were those of narrow weavers, we had nothing to do with this sort of rolls.

BARNABAS MERRICK sworn.
I am the loom-broker; I bought seven looms of the prisoner, on the 29th of August; I fetched them all home. I was not at home when the prisoner came on the 30th, there were no hand-rolls to the looms. I saw the prisoner on the 31st, he came across the way to me; I was dropping a piece of stuff; he came to me, and he said, says he, about that hand roll; about that hand-roll, says I, there has been a pretty piece of work; here has been the foreman of the warehouse, and says, he lost the hand-roll with the silk on; says I, you must go with me, or somebody belonging to me, to the gentleman, to indemnify me, as the property was found in my house. Charles Crawley came home; and I said, you may as well go with him to Mr. Thompson, and he went; I did not go. The prisoner said, he bought it in a lot of goods; he said no more. I bought my lot of goods the 29th, it was the day before I bought mine, so it could not be in my lot; it did not belong to my goods, it belonged to narrow weaving.

Mr. Knowlys, Prisoner's Counsel. There might be in some part of the lot this roll? Yes.
You thought this man an honest man? I know nothing to the contrary.
(The hand-roll deposed to by Crawley and Thompson senior.)
Crawley, sen. I lost it about half after twelve from the shop.

WILLIAM THOMPSON , jun. sworn.
I am son of the prosecutor; I know this hand-roll; it was entrusted to my father with raw goods to manufacture; it is marked in my writing in ink B, 1 lb. 8 oz. that meant Bennet, and the 1 lb. 8 oz. is one pound eight ounces, the weight of the roll. I was sent to the loom-broker's, to give notice that it was lost, on the morning of the 30th of August. I am positive it could not be in any lot sold to Merrick on the 29th.
Prisoner. I leave it to my counsel.
The prisoner's witnesses examined separate by desire of Mr. Garrow.

BENJAMIN DYKES sworn.
I am a peruke-maker and hair-dresser; I have known the prisoner about three years; he is an honest man. On the 30th of August I went to his apartment in Webb-square, a front-room, one pair of stairs; I went to shave him, and in the middle of shaving him, a woman came into the room, and said, Mr. Britt, I have a few things to dispose of. Says he, good woman, let me see them. She had a sort of box on her arm, with a string upon it; she asked two shillings; and he said, I will speak to you when the barber has done; and I saw him give her silver and some half-pence; there was a sort of wooden thing that I have seen, some article in the weaving branch; it was like this, but I will not say it is the same. I do not know the name of the woman; I never saw her before or since.

MARY SMITHERS sworn.
I live in the same square with the prisoner; have known him about six years, and never heard any thing of him but a hard-working man; he purchased a little box last Tuesday was a fortnight of a woman; there were some stays and little harnesses, and a hand-roll; I heard her ask a couple of shillings, but whether he gave it I cannot say; it was such a thing as that, but I cannot say it was that.

Mr. Garrow. Was you a servant of his? I live in the same house.
Not a servant?  Yes, a servant.
A sort of housekeeper?  Yes.
What, he is a single man, I warrant? Yes.
Had he bought any thing of her before? Yes, some looms.
Are you not called Mrs Britt?  Not that I know of; but there are foolish people in the world.

The prisoner called six other witnesses, who gave him a good character.

Mr. Garrow to Mrs. Smith, one of the prisoner's witnesses. Did you say to Mr. Merrick, that if he dared to say any thing against Mr. Britt, (the prisoner) you would accuse him of coming by that hand-roll and those looms dishonestly? - Upon my soul, I never said any such thing in my life, upon my oath, I deny it; I never said any thing of the sort.

Mr. Merrick, and Mr. Thompson, jun. both positively swore to the contrary.

GUILTY. 10 d .
Whipped , and imprisoned three months .


Old Bailey London Central Criminal Court  29-May-1805

MARIA BROWN and ELIZABETH ROBINSON were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 16th of May , a pair of gold earrings, value 5 s. the property of Barnabas Merrick .

BARNABAS MERRICK sworn.  I live at No. 162, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, I am a shuttle maker, I lost a pair of earrings about a fortnight or three weeks ago, they were in Martha Merrick's ears, my daughter, who is between six and seven years old.

Q. When did you see the child with those earrings in her ears?  A. The day before.

COTTERELL sworn. I am a weaver; I live in New Court, Holywell Lane, Shoreditch: Maria Brown nursed my child for three days and a half; on this day fortnight she went out in the afternoon, and in about half an hour afterwards Elizabeth Robinson brought my child home, she went away and returned in about half an hour, and brought me a pair of earrings; she asked me if I would keep them for about half an hour; I told her I would not; she said they were hers, she could not keep them in her ears; she put them on my child's frock and went away; she came the next morning for the earrings; I asked her what she wanted with them; she said she wanted to pawn them; I told her I dare say they were not hers, and she should not have them. My husband fetched Harper, the officer, and gave charge of her. She is about fifteen, I believe.

SAMUEL HARPER sworn.  I took charge of Brown first; on the 16th, Mr. Merrick gave me charge of her in Shoreditch, for stealing his child's earrings from her ears, the next morning the last witness's husband came to my house, and I went and took charge of Robinson; Robinson said she did not take the child's earrings out of her ears, the other did it, and gave them to her; I produce them.

Q. (To Prosecutor.) Can you speak with certainty to these earrings?
A. I am much in doubt about it, there being other earrings like them.

Both, NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Great Grandmother Martha Box
Married Barnabas Merrick 26-Aug-1785 Saint Ethelburga Bishopsgate London.

Grandaunt Martha Mary Merrick
Born 29-Nov-1786 Spitalfield London.
Died before 1794 Spitalfield London.

Granduncle Barnabas Merrick
Born 23-Mar-1791 Spitalfield London.
Died 8-Jan-1792 Spitalfield London.

Grandaunt Martha Elizabeth Merrick
Born 18-May-1794 Spitalfield London.

Old Bailey London Central Criminal Court  29-May-1805

MARIA BROWN and ELIZABETH ROBINSON were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 16th of May , a pair of gold earrings, value 5 s. the property of Barnabas Merrick .

BARNABAS MERRICK sworn.  I live at No. 162, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, I am a shuttle maker, I lost a pair of earrings about a fortnight or three weeks ago, they were in Martha Merrick's ears, my daughter, who is between six and seven years old.

Q. When did you see the child with those earrings in her ears?  A. The day before.

COTTERELL sworn. I am a weaver; I live in New Court, Holywell Lane, Shoreditch: Maria Brown nursed my child for three days and a half; on this day fortnight she went out in the afternoon, and in about half an hour afterwards Elizabeth Robinson brought my child home, she went away and returned in about half an hour, and brought me a pair of earrings; she asked me if I would keep them for about half an hour; I told her I would not; she said they were hers, she could not keep them in her ears; she put them on my child's frock and went away; she came the next morning for the earrings; I asked her what she wanted with them; she said she wanted to pawn them; I told her I dare say they were not hers, and she should not have them. My husband fetched Harper, the officer, and gave charge of her. She is about fifteen, I believe.

SAMUEL HARPER sworn.  I took charge of Brown first; on the 16th, Mr. Merrick gave me charge of her in Shoreditch, for stealing his child's earrings from her ears, the next morning the last witness's husband came to my house, and I went and took charge of Robinson; Robinson said she did not take the child's earrings out of her ears, the other did it, and gave them to her; I produce them.

Q. (To Prosecutor.) Can you speak with certainty to these earrings?
A. I am much in doubt about it, there being other earrings like them.

Both, NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Married Charles Champness 1-Jan-1823 at Saint Matthew Bethnal Green London.

1841  Turner's Hill, Cheshunt  Edmonton
Charles  Champness 40 Hair Dresser 1801 
Martha  Champness 40 1801

1851 198, Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets
Charles Head  49 Hair Dresser 1802  Epping Essex 
Martha Champness  Wife 52 1799  Spitalfields

Granduncle John Merrick
Born 14-Jun-1795 Spitalfield London.
Married Elizabeth Higgs 25-Dec-1818 Saint Ethelburga Bishopsgate London.

1841 Brick Lane, St Matthew Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets
John Merrick  46 Turner 1795  Middlesex
John Merrick  21 Turner 1820  Middlesex 
William Merrick  14 Turner 1827  Middlesex
Elizabeth Merrick  48 1793  Middlesex
Sarah Merrick  19 1822  Middlesex
Ann Merrick  17 1824  Middlesex 
Marth Merrick  12 1829  Middlesex 
Phobe Merrick  3 1838  Middlesex

1851 3, Sclater Street, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets
John Merrick Head  56 1795 Soft Wood Turner  Spitalfields Middlesex
Elizabeth Merrick Wife 58 1793  Spitalfields Middlesex
William Merrick Son  24 1827 Soft Wood Turner  Bethnal Green Middlesex
Martha Merrick Daughter 22 1829  Bethnal Green  
Phoebe Merrick Daughter 12 1839  Bethnal Green

1861 3, Slater Street, Bethnal Green
John Merrick Head  65 1796 Turner  Spitalfields Middlesex
Elizabeth Merrick Wife 60 1801  Bethnal Green Middlesex 
William Merrick Son 34 1827 Turner  Bethnal Green Middlesex
Martha Merrick Daughter 30 1831 Crape Trimming Maker  Bethnal Green Middlesex  
Phoebe Merrick Daughter 22 1839 Crape Trimming Maker  Bethnal Green Middlesex

1871 21 Adelphi Terrace Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green
Martha Merrick Head 42 Crape Trimming Manufacters 1829 Bethnal Green Middlesex 
Phoebe Merrick Sister 32 Crape Trimming 1839 Bethnal Green Middlesex 
John Merrick Father 76 Annuitant 1795 Spitalfield Middlesex
Anne Miller Servant 13 Dom Servant 1858 Hackney Middlesex

Died 1873 Bethnal Green
Death Ref: Bethnal Green Jun 1873 1c 138 age 78

Granduncle Joseph Merrick
Born 28-Oct-1805 Shoreditch London.

1st cousin once removed John Merrick
Son of John Merrick and Elizabeth Higgs
Born 1819 Bethnal Green London
Christen 10-Oct-1819 Chirstchurch Spitalfield London.

1851 66, Church Street, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets
John Merrick Head 31 1820 Corn Chandler  Bethnal Green Middlesex
Sarah Merrick Wife 26 1825  St Lukes Middlesex
John Merrick Son 4 1847   Bethnal Green Middlesex
James Merrick Son 2 1849  Bethnal Green Middlesex

1861  9, Burrage Road Burrage Place, Plumstead
John Merrick Head  41 1820 Wood Turner  Middlesex 
Sarah Merrick Wife 37 1824  Middlesex
John Merrick Son 15 1846 Wood Turner  Middlesex
James Merrick Son 13 1848 Scholar  Middlesex
Sarah Merrick Daughter 7 1854 Scholar  Middlesex 
Elizabeth Merrick Daughter 1 1860  Plumstead Kent

1871 71 Beresford St, St Mary, Woolwich
John Merrick Head 51 Wood Turner 1820  Bethnal Green Middlesex 
Sarah Merrick Wife 47 1824 St Lukes Middlesex  
John Merrick Son 24 Arsenal Lab 1847  Bethnal Green Middlesex
Elizabeth J Merrick Daughter 11 Scholar 1860 Plumstead  Kent

1881  71 Beresford St, St Mary, Woolwich
John Merrick Head  61 1820 Wood Turner  London Middlesex 
Sarah Merrick Wife  57 1824  London Middlesex
John W Merrick Son Married 34 1847 Blacksmith  London Middlesex 
James Merrick Son 32 1849 Engine Fitter  London Middlesex
Margarett S Merrick Grand Daughter 8 1873 Scholar  Woolwich Kent

Death Ref: Woolwich Dec 1889 1d 672, age 70.


1st cousin once removed Elizabeth Mary Merrick
Son of John Merrick and Elizabeth Higgs
Born: 1820 Bethnal Green
Christen: 3-Dec-1820 Christchurch Spitalfield
Married: James Norris
Ref: Bethnal Green Sep 1845 2 18.

1851 11, Pollard Street, Bethnal Green, Tower Division
James Norris Head 27 1824 Engineer  Middlesex 
Elizh Norris  Wife 30 1821  Bethnal Green  
James Norris  Son 1 1850  Surrey
Elizabeth Norris  Daughter 3 1848  Middlesex 
Mary Norris  Mother Widow  53 1798  Surrey
Mary Norris Sister 22 1829 Silk Winder  Middlesex  
Elizh Norris Sister 21 1830 Silk Winder  Middlesex
Sarah Norris Sister 19 1832 Silk Winder  Bethnal Green .

1871 Southgate Rd Southgate Villa, Tottenham
James Norris Head 46 Engineer 1825  London
Elizabeth M Norris Wife 49 1822  London
Henrietta M Norris Daughter 17 Scholar 1854  London
Alma Norris Daughter 15 Scholar 1856  London 
Josephine Norris Daughter 9 Scholar 1862  London 
Susan Tooms Visitor 5 1866  Middlesex 
Thomas Childs Servant 17 General Male Servant 1854 Peckham Surrey
Elizabeth Stiggles Servant 25 General Ser Dom 1846 Shepperton Middlesex  
Charlotte Kirk Servant 23 General Ser Dom 1848 Barnet Middlesex


1st cousin once removed Sarah Martha Merrick.
Son of John Merrick and Elizabeth Higgs
Born: 29-Aug-1822 Bethnal Green
Christen: 22-Sep-1822 Saint Matthew Bethnal Green
Death Ref: Bethnal Green Mar 1852 1c 170

1851  1, Northampton Place, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets
Sarah Merrick Visitor Unmarried 27 1824  Bethnal Green Middlesex.

1st cousin once removed Ann Merrick
Son of John Merrick and Elizabeth Higgs
Christen: 31-Oct-1824 Christchurch Spitalfield.

1st cousin once removed William Merrick
Son of John Merrick and Elizabeth Higgs
Christen: 15-Apr-1827 Christchurch Spitalfield.

1841 Brick Lane, St Matthew Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets
John Merrick  46 Turner 1795  Middlesex
John Merrick  21 Turner 1820  Middlesex 
William Merrick  14 Turner 1827  Middlesex
Elizabeth Merrick  48 1793  Middlesex
Sarah Merrick  19 1822  Middlesex
Ann Merrick  17 1824  Middlesex 
Marth Merrick  12 1829  Middlesex 
Phobe Merrick  3 1838  Middlesex

1851 3, Sclater Street, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets
John Merrick Head  56 1795 Soft Wood Turner  Spitalfields Middlesex
Elizabeth Merrick Wife 58 1793  Spitalfields Middlesex
William Merrick Son  24 1827 Soft Wood Turner  Bethnal Green Middlesex
Martha Merrick Daughter 22 1829  Bethnal Green  
Phoebe Merrick Daughter 12 1839  Bethnal Green

1861 3, Slater Street, Bethnal Green
John Merrick Head  65 1796 Turner  Spitalfields Middlesex
Elizabeth Merrick Wife 60 1801  Bethnal Green Middlesex 
William Merrick Son 34 1827 Turner  Bethnal Green Middlesex
Martha Merrick Daughter 30 1831 Crape Trimming Maker  Bethnal Green Middlesex  
Phoebe Merrick Daughter 22 1839 Crape Trimming Maker  Bethnal Green Middlesex

1871 103 Sclater Street, Bethnal Green
William Merrick Son 43 Wood Turner 1828 Bethnal Green Middlesex.

1881 32, Chilton St, Bethnal Green
William Merrick Head Single 55 1826 Wood Turner  Bethnal Green Middlesex 

1891 Bethnal Green Workhouse, Well Street Hackney NE
William Merrick Pauper Single 64 1827 Shuttle Maker London

Death Ref: Bethnal Greeen Sep 1900 1c 152 age 72.

1st cousin once removed Martha Merrick
Son of John Merrick and Elizabeth Higgs
Christen: 11-Oct-1829 Christchurch Spitalfield.

1841 Brick Lane, St Matthew Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets
John Merrick  46 Turner 1795  Middlesex
John Merrick  21 Turner 1820  Middlesex 
William Merrick  14 Turner 1827  Middlesex
Elizabeth Merrick  48 1793  Middlesex
Sarah Merrick  19 1822  Middlesex
Ann Merrick  17 1824  Middlesex 
Marth Merrick  12 1829  Middlesex 
Phobe Merrick  3 1838  Middlesex

1851 3, Sclater Street, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets
John Merrick Head  56 1795 Soft Wood Turner  Spitalfields Middlesex
Elizabeth Merrick Wife 58 1793  Spitalfields Middlesex
William Merrick Son  24 1827 Soft Wood Turner  Bethnal Green Middlesex
Martha Merrick Daughter 22 1829  Bethnal Green  
Phoebe Merrick Daughter 12 1839  Bethnal Green

1861 3, Slater Street, Bethnal Green
John Merrick Head  65 1796 Turner  Spitalfields Middlesex
Elizabeth Merrick Wife 60 1801  Bethnal Green Middlesex 
William Merrick Son 34 1827 Turner  Bethnal Green Middlesex
Martha Merrick Daughter 30 1831 Crape Trimming Maker  Bethnal Green Middlesex  
Phoebe Merrick Daughter 22 1839 Crape Trimming Maker  Bethnal Green Middlesex

1871 21 Adelphi Terrace Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green
Martha Merrick Head 42 Crape Trimming Manufacters 1829 Bethnal Green Middlesex 
Phoebe Merrick Sister 32 Crape Trimming 1839 Bethnal Green Middlesex 
John Merrick Father 76 Annuitant 1795 Spitalfield Middlesex
Anne Miller Servant 13 Dom Servant 1858 Hackney Middlesex

1881  26, Hillside Rd, Tottenham Middlesex.
Martha Merrick Head Single 49 1832 Charwoman Bethnel Green Middlesex  
Phoebe Merrick Sister Single 38 1843 Charwoman  Bethnel Green Middlesex

Death Ref: Edmonton Sep 1890 3a 212, age 61

1st cousin once removed Henry Merrick
Son of John Merrick and Elizabeth Higgs
Christen: 17-Mar-1833 Christchurch Spitalfield.
Died before 1841.

1st cousin once removed Phoebe Merrick
Son of John Merrick and Elizabeth Higgs
Born: 14-Sep-1838 Bethnal Green
Christen: 14-Oct-18 Saint Matthew Bethnal Green
Birth Ref: Bethnal Green Sep 1838 2 65

1891 68, Brunswick Road, Tottenham
Alma Norris Head Single 35 1856 Dressmaker  Islington London  
Josephine Kiniston Sister Married 50 1841  Bloomsbury London  (age is 30)
Phoebe Merrick Aunt Single 52 1839 General Servant  Bethnal Green London

1901  9, Forster Road, Tottenham
Sarah Austin Head Single 82 1819 Living On Own Means  St Malt Bricklane Bethnal Green London
Phoebe Merrick Servant Single 62 1839 General Household Dom St Malt Bricklane Bethnal Green London

1911  Norbury Lee on Solent Hampshire.
Henrietta Mary Haynes Head Widow 57 1854  London Kings Cross
Edwin Henry Norris Haynes Son Single 32 1879 Brick Manufacturer  Croydon Norbury  
Phyllis Keniston Niece Single 25 1886  London Hornsey 
Phoebe Merrick Aunt Single 72 1839  London Shoreditch
7 ROOMS.

Death Ref: Fareham Mar 1917 2b 1000, age 78.

Great Great Grandfather Barnabas Merrick
Dates unknown

Great Great Grandmother Mary
Dates unknown.

Great Granduncle Silvester Merrick
Born 16-Jun-1769 Shoreditch London.
Christen 9-Jul-1769 Saint Leonards Shorditch.

Great Grandaunt Mary Merrick
Born: 16-Feb-1772 Shoreditch London.
Christen: 8-Mar-1772 Saint Leonards Shorditch.

Great Grandaunt Hannah Merrick
Born: 11-Mar-1774 Shoreditch London.
Christen: 10-Apr-1774 Saint Leonards Shorditch.

Great Granduncle John Merrick
Born: 1776 Spitalfields London
Christen: 29-Sep-1776 Christchurch Spitalfields.

Great Grandaunt Elisabeth Merrick.
Born: 1779 Spitalfields London
Christen:  20-Jun-1779  Christchurch Spitalfields.

Grandfather William Potterton
Born abt 1799  Ashley Northamptonshire.
Married Elizabeth Robinson on the 7-Jul-1828 in Cranoe Leicester.

1841 Stoughton, Thurnby, Stoughton Leicestershire
William Potterton  40 Ag Lab 1801
Elizabeth  Potterton 30 1811 Leicestershire
Ann  Potterton 7 1834 Leicestershire
Mary  Potterton  4 1837 Leicestershire
Elizabeth  Potterton 3 1838 Leicestershire
Thomas  Potterton  4m1841 Leicestershire

1851  39, Thurmaston South Leicestershire 
William Potterton  Head  49  Agricultural Laborer  Ashley Northamptonshire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Wife  44 1807  Cranoe Leicestershire
Mary Jane Potterton  Daughter  14  Servant  Evington Leicestershire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Daughter 12 1839 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire
Thomas Potterton  Son  10 1841 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire 
Eliza Potterton  Daughter  7 1844  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
George Potterton  Son  5 1846  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
John Potterton  Son 8 months  Thurmaston South Leicestershire

1861 Allens Lodge, Main Street, Thurmaston Leicestershire.
William Potterton Head  60 1801 Agricultural Labourer  Ashby Northamptonshire  
Elisabeth Potterton Wife 54 1807  Craner Leicestershire
George Potterton Son 15 1846 Agricultural Labourer  Thurmaston Leicestershire  
John Potterton Son 10 1851 Carter  Thurmaston Leicestershire

1871 Leicester Road Allen's Lodge, Thurmaston
William Patterton Head 73 Ag Lab 1798 Ashley Northamptonshire
Elizabeth Patterton Daughter 33 House Keeper 1838 Evington Leicestershire
George Patterton Son  25 Ag Lab 1846 Thurmaston Leicestershire

1881 Allens Lodge, South Thurmaston
George Potterton Head  35 1846 Ag Lab  Thurmaston Leicestershire
Catherine Potterton Wife 35 1846  Weedon Norfolk
Catherine E Potterton Daughter 6 1875  Leicester Leicestershire  
George W Potterton Son 4 1877  Leicester Leicestershire  
Sarah J Potterton Daughter 3 1878  Leicester Leicestershire
John T Potterton Son 1 1880  Thurmaston Leicestershire
William Potterton Father Widower 82 1799  Ashby Northamptonshire

Death Ref: Barrow S Mar 1884 7a 106, age 85.

Grandmother Elizabeth Robinson
Born 1-Sep-1805 Cranoe Leicester.
Married William Potterton on the 7-Jul-1828 in Cranoe Leicester.
Died abt 1861.

Auntie Sarah Jane Potterton
Christen: 8-Jun-1834 Evington Leicester.

Auntie Ann Potterton
Born abt 1834 Evington Leicester

1841 Stoughton, Thurnby, Stoughton Leicestershire
William Potterton  40 Ag Lab 1801
Elizabeth  Potterton 30 1811 Leicestershire
Ann  Potterton 7 1834 Leicestershire
Mary  Potterton  4 1837 Leicestershire
Elizabeth  Potterton 3 1838 Leicestershire
Thomas  Potterton  4m 1841 Leicestershire

Ann maybe Sarah Jane no more records have been found for Ann or Sarah Jane.

Auntie Elizabeth Potterton
Birth Ref: Billesdon Jun 1838 15 50.
Christen: 27-May-1838 Evington Leicester.

1841 Stoughton, Thurnby, Stoughton Leicestershire
William Potterton  40 Ag Lab 1801
Elizabeth  Potterton 30 1811 Leicestershire
Ann  Potterton 7 1834 Leicestershire
Mary  Potterton  4 1837 Leicestershire
Elizabeth  Potterton 3 1838 Leicestershire
Thomas  Potterton  4m 1841 Leicestershire

1851  39, Thurmaston South Leicestershire 
William Potterton  Head  49  Agricultural Laborer  Ashley Northamptonshire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Wife  44 1807  Cranoe Leicestershire
Mary Jane Potterton  Daughter  14  Servant  Evington Leicestershire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Daughter 12 1839 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire
Thomas Potterton  Son  10 1841 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire 
Eliza Potterton  Daughter  7 1844  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
George Potterton  Son  5 1846  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
John Potterton  Son 8 months  Thurmaston South Leicestershire.

1871 Leicester Road Allen's Lodge, Thurmaston
William Patterton Head 73 Ag Lab 1798 Ashley Northamptonshire
Elizabeth Patterton Daughter 33 House Keeper 1838 Evington Leicestershire
George Patterton Son  25 Ag Lab 1846 Thurmaston Leicestershire.

Death Ref: Barrow S Dec 1877 7a 97 age 39.

Uncle Thomas Potterton
Birth Ref: Billesdon Mar 1841 15 51

1841 Stoughton, Thurnby, Stoughton Leicestershire
William Potterton  40 Ag Lab 1801
Elizabeth  Potterton 30 1811 Leicestershire
Ann  Potterton 7 1834 Leicestershire
Mary  Potterton  4 1837 Leicestershire
Elizabeth  Potterton 3 1838 Leicestershire
Thomas  Potterton  4m1841 Leicestershire

1851  39, Thurmaston South Leicestershire 
William Potterton  Head  49  Agricultural Laborer  Ashley Northamptonshire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Wife  44 1807  Cranoe Leicestershire
Mary Jane Potterton  Daughter  14  Servant  Evington Leicestershire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Daughter 12 1839 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire
Thomas Potterton  Son  10 1841 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire 
Eliza Potterton  Daughter  7 1844  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
George Potterton  Son  5 1846  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
John Potterton  Son 8 months  Thurmaston South Leicestershire.

Marriage Ref: Bedford Dec 1868 3b 713 Naomi Bosworth.
 
1871 136 Conduit Street, Upper, St Margaret, Leicester
Thos Potterton Head 30 Evington Leicestershire
Naomi Potterton Wife 28 Armerby Leicestershire.

1881  52, Edward Rd, Bedford Western Ward St Mary Bedfordshire
Thomas Potterton Head 40 1841 Railway Guard  Evington Leicestershire 
Naomi Potterton Wife 38 1843 Housekeeper Armesby Leicestershire

Death Ref: Leicester Jun 1897 7a 144, age 56.

1901 17, Gotha Street, Leicester
Naomi Potterton Visitor Widow 58 1843 Lavatory Attendant  Arnesby Leicestershire

1911 Gipsy Lane West Humberstone Leicestershire
Eliza Anna Freer Head Single 72 1839 Housewife  Amesby Leicestershire  
Naomi Potterton Cousin Boarder Widow 68 1843 No Occupation Assist House  Amesby Leicestershire
6 Rooms.

Auntie Eliza Potterton
Birth Ref: Barrow on Soar Sep 1843 15 39

1851  39, Thurmaston South Leicestershire 
William Potterton  Head  49  Agricultural Laborer  Ashley Northamptonshire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Wife  44 1807  Cranoe Leicestershire
Mary Jane Potterton  Daughter  14  Servant  Evington Leicestershire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Daughter 12 1839 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire
Thomas Potterton  Son  10 1841 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire 
Eliza Potterton  Daughter  7 1844  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
George Potterton  Son  5 1846  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
John Potterton  Son 8 months  Thurmaston South Leicestershire.

1861 13 & 14, High Street, St Martin, Leicester
Eliza Potterton Servant 17 1844 House Servant Thurmaston Leicestershire

Marriage Ref: Leicester Jun 1870 7a 301 Henry William Hewitt

1871 Conduit Street, Upper, St Margaret, Leicester
Eliza Hewitt Head 27 1844 Thurmaston  Leicestershire 
Wm Hy Hewitt Son  3 months Leicester  Leicestershire

1881 10, Glebe St, Leicester St Margaret
Eliza Hewitt Wife Head 37 1844  Thurmaston Nr Leicester Leicestershire  
William H Hewitt Son 10 1871 Scholar  Leicester Leicestershire
Harriet L Hewitt Daughter 8 1873 Scholar  Leicester Leicestershire
Eliza Hewitt Daughter 7 1874 Scholar  Leicester Leicestershire

1881 80, Strand St, Conchan Isle of Man
Hy Wm Hewitt Boarder Married 35 1846 Organ Builder  London, Middlesex

Premise at 72 1/2 Myrtle Road

1891 43, Guthlaxton Street, Leicester
Henry W Hewitt Head 45 1846 Organ Builder  St Pancras London
Eliza Hewitt Wife 47 1844  Thurmaston Leicestershire
Harriet L Hewitt Daughter 18 1873 Board School Teacher  Leicestershire
Eliza Hewitt Daughter 17 1874 Dressmaker  Leicestershire

1901 19, Gotha Street, Leicester
Henry W Hewitt Head 55 1846 Organ Builder  London
Eliza Hewitt Wife 57 1844  Thurmaston Leicestershire
Louisa Hewitt Daughter 28 1873 Board School Teacher  Leicester  
Eliza Hewitt Daughter 27 1874 Dressmaker  Leicester

1911 19, Gotha Street, Leicester
Henry William Hewitt Head 65 1846 Organ Builder Employer of church organs  St Pancras London 
Eliza Hewitt Wife 67 Married 39 years   Thurmaston Lestershire 
Harriett Louisa Hewitt Daughter 35 1876 Teacher Boro Council School  Leicester Leicestershire 
Eliza Hewitt Daughter  37 1874 Dress Maker  Leicester Leicestershire
Annie Walkins Boarder  29 1872 Florist  Bishop Strotford Hertfordshire
7 Rooms 4 Children 3 Livin 1 Died

H.W.Hewitt catered for the those churches requiring a cheaper instrument, and there are at least 9 of his organs which are known on the Isle of man. His usual practice was to obtain second-hand organs, and install them, usually with some modification to make them more suitable for church use. His work was rough and ready, sometimes crude, but it has to be said that the instruments that have survived were all working (after a fashion) and many of them have been renovated and improved to make very acceptable, musical organs. The fact that they were made up from redundant parts, typically in the 1880s, means that their pipework is often of considerable age, and interesting for that reason alone. Almost all the remaining instruments are one-manual.

Uncle George Potterton
Born: 1845 Thurmaston Leicestershire
Birth Ref: Barrow on S Dec 1845 15 33

1851  39, Thurmaston South Leicestershire 
William Potterton  Head  49  Agricultural Laborer  Ashley Northamptonshire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Wife  44 1807  Cranoe Leicestershire
Mary Jane Potterton  Daughter  14  Servant  Evington Leicestershire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Daughter 12 1839 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire
Thomas Potterton  Son  10 1841 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire 
Eliza Potterton  Daughter  7 1844  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
George Potterton  Son  5 1846  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
John Potterton  Son 8 months  Thurmaston South Leicestershire

1861 Allens Lodge, Main Street, Thurmaston Leicestershire.
William Potterton Head  60 1801 Agricultural Labourer  Ashby Northamptonshire  
Elisabeth Potterton Wife 54 1807  Craner Leicestershire
George Potterton Son 15 1846 Agricultural Labourer  Thurmaston Leicestershire  
John Potterton Son 10 1851 Carter  Thurmaston Leicestershire

1871 Leicester Road Allen's Lodge, Thurmaston
William Patterton Head 73 Ag Lab 1798 Ashley Northamptonshire
Elizabeth Patterton Daughter 33 House Keeper 1838 Evington Leicestershire
George Patterton Son  25 Ag Lab 1846 Thurmaston Leicestershire

1881 Allens Lodge, South Thurmaston
George Potterton Head  35 1846 Ag Lab  Thurmaston Leicestershire
Catherine Potterton Wife 35 1846  Weedon Norfolk
Catherine E Potterton Daughter 6 1875  Leicester Leicestershire  
George W Potterton Son 4 1877  Leicester Leicestershire  
Sarah J Potterton Daughter 3 1878  Leicester Leicestershire
John T Potterton Son 1 1880  Thurmaston Leicestershire
William Potterton Father Widower 82 1799  Ashby Northamptonshire.

1891 Clarkes Lodge, North Street, Rothley Leicestershire
George Potterton Head  45 1846 Farm Labourer  Thurmaston Leicestershire  
Catherine Potterton Wife  45 1846  Weaton Norfolk
Catherine Eliz Potterton Daughter 16 1875 Tailoress Leicester Leicestershire  
George Wm Potterton Son 14 1877 Weaver Worsted  Leicester Leicestershire  
Sarah Jane Potterton Daughter 13 1878 Scholar  Leicester Leicestershire  
John Thomas Potterton Son 11 1880 Scholar  Thurmaston Leicestershire 
James Leonard Potterton Son  9 1882 Scholar  Thurmaston Leicestershire
Mary Eliza Potterton Daughter 6 1885 Scholar  Thurmaston Leicestershire
Thomas Hy Potterton Son 3 1888  Thurmaston Leicestershire 
Lily Naomi Potterton Daughter 2 1889  Thurmaston Leicestershire 

1901 Wanlip Road, Syston
George Potterton Head 55 1846 General Labourer  Thurmaston Leicestershire 
Catherine Potterton Wife 55 1846  Wheaten Norfolk 
Catherine E Potterton Daughter 26 1875 Seamstress In Fine Cash Mire Leicester Leicestershire 
John T Potterton Son 21 1880 Bricklayers Labourer  Thurmaston Leicestershire
James L Potterton Son  19 1882 Railway Platelayer  Thurmaston Leicestershire
Mary E Potterton Daughter  16 1885 Hosiery Mender  Thurmaston Leicestershire
Thomas H Potterton Son 13 1888 Paralysed From Birth  Thurmaston Leicestershire  
Lily N Potterton Daughter 12 1889 Thurmaston Leicestershire

Death Ref: Leicester Jun 1910 7a 109 age 64.

1911  31 Cambridge Street Leicester 
Catherine Potterton Head Widow F 65 1846  Heston Norfolk 
Catherine Elizabeth Potterton Daughter Single 36 1875 Seamstress Hosiery  Leicestershire Leicester
Sarah Jane Potterton Daughter Single 32 1879 Machinist Hosiery  Leicestershire Leicester 
Mary Eliza Potterton Daughter Single 26 1885 Mender Hosiery  Leicestershire Thurmaston Lodge
Lilly Naomi Potterton Daughter Single 22 1889 Baister Tailoring  Leicestershire Thurmaston Lodge
Emily Cecily Mary Maycock Boarder Single 36 1875 Foreman Hosiery  Warwickshire Bubbenhall
6 Rooms 8 Children 8 Livin

Uncle John Potterton
Born 1850 Thurmaston
Birth Ref: Barrow on S Sep 1850 15 42.

1851  39, Thurmaston South Leicestershire 
William Potterton  Head  49  Agricultural Laborer  Ashley Northamptonshire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Wife  44 1807  Cranoe Leicestershire
Mary Jane Potterton  Daughter  14  Servant  Evington Leicestershire  
Elizabeth Potterton  Daughter 12 1839 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire
Thomas Potterton  Son  10 1841 Scholar  Evington Leicestershire 
Eliza Potterton  Daughter  7 1844  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
George Potterton  Son  5 1846  Thurmaston South Leicestershire
John Potterton  Son 8 months  Thurmaston South Leicestershire

1861 Allens Lodge, Main Street, Thurmaston Leicestershire.
William Potterton Head  60 1801 Agricultural Labourer  Ashby Northamptonshire  
Elisabeth Potterton Wife 54 1807  Craner Leicestershire
George Potterton Son 15 1846 Agricultural Labourer  Thurmaston Leicestershire  
John Potterton Son 10 1851 Carter  Thurmaston Leicestershire

1871  Sturton Street, St Andrew The Less, Cambridge
John Potterton Lodger 20 Railway Fireman 1851 Leicester Leicestershire.

Marriage Ref: Leicester Jun 1879  7a 368 Christiana Chambers

1881 16, Waring St, Leicester St Margaret
John Potterton Head 30 1851 Engine Driver  Thurmaston Leicestershire
Christiana Potterton Wife  25 1856 Engine Driver Wife  Leicester Leicestershire 
Edith Potterton Daughter 4 months   Leicester Leicestershire
 
1891 66, Berners Street, Leicester
John Potterton Head  40 1851 Railway Engine Driver  Thurlston Leicestershire 
Christina Potterton Wife  35 1856  Leicester 
Edith E Potterton Daughter  10 1881 Scholar  Leicester 
John Potterton Son 8 1883 Scholar  Coalville Leicestershire
Eliza Potterton Daughter 6 1885 Scholar  Coalville Leicestershire  
Richard S Potterton Son  3 1888 Scholar  Leicester  
Elizabeth Chamber Aunt Single 38 1853 Dressmaker Liverpool

1901 52, Market Street, Ashby De La Zouch Leicestershire 
John Potterton Head 49 1852 Publican  Thurmaston Leicestershire 
Christiana Potterton Wife 46 1855  Leicester Leicestershire
Edith Potterton Daughter 20 1881  Leicester Leicestershire
Eliza Potterton Daughter 15 1886 Millinery Apprentice  Coalville Leicestershire
Dick Potterton Son 13 1888  Leicester Leicestershire
Frank Potterton Son 8 1893  Leicester Leicestershire

1911 53 Buxton Street Leicester
Christianna Potterton Head Widow 55 1856  Leicestershire Leicester
Eliza Potterton Daughter 25 1886 Barmaid  Leicestershire Coalville Leicester
Frank Potterton Son 18 1893 Cycle Shop Assistant  Leicestershire Leicester
Albert Brown Visitor Married 31 1880 Wood Patternmaker  Northumberland Newcastle on Tyne
Lilly Brown Visitor Married 30 1881  Camberwell London N F
6 Rooms  5 Children 3 Livin 2 Died