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From: "Arthur French" <>
Subject: Re: BALCH, TAYLOR
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 12:59:37 +0100
I should try Halesworth. There are TAYLORs from Halesworth in Great
Yarmouth in 1851:
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
Henry TAYLOR Head M 40 M Haircutter &c (master) Halesworth-SUF
Matilda TAYLOR Wife - 32 F --- Beccles-SUF
Walter TAYLOR Son - 9 M Scholar Halesworth-SUF
Herbert TAYLOR Son - 6 M Scholar Halesworth-SUF
Sarah FOYSTER Vist U 30 F Household servant Beccles-SUF
Ann CRANE Serv U 18 F Household servant Burgh-NFK
Address: King Street, Great Yarmouth
Census Place: Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
PRO Reference: HO/107/1806 Folio: 106 Page: 45
By the way, Lower Union Street is in Torquay, not Newton Abbot. It's
not surprising that people are muddled, because LDS have put the
Registration District as part of the address. In this case, it is
even more confusing, because most people don't know that 'Tormoham' is
a parish in Torquay.
Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: John Taylor <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 10:38 AM
Subject: BALCH, TAYLOR
> Greetings Listers,
> I am new to this list although I subscribe to some other lists on
the other side of the country.
> I would like to ask for some specific help with one query.
> Would it be possible for some person to check a census entry on the
1851 census records as opposed to the CD Rom that has been issued,
which I do have.
> According to the 1851 CD ROM there was a family named MARLEY living
at 88 Lower Union St Newton Abbott.
> John MARLEY (43) is described as a butcher.
> John's wife is named Louisa (34)
> At the time of the census they had a visitor staying with them Maria
TAYLOR (aged 50)
> In doing a lot of "Straw Clutching" I am particularly interested in
Maria, I have a Maria who was married to an Edward TAYLOR they were my
3x Gt. Grandparents.
> Apart from Edward's date of baptism and then the baptism of their
(possibly) only child Henry in 1826 at Brandeston in Suffolk they have
disappeared. It is a slim chance that this Maria 'just might' and I
stress 'just' might be the one.
> Although it does not say so there is a possibility that these two
women may be sisters.
> They are shown as Louisa being born in Nilesworth SUF and Maria in
> Actually neither of these places exist either now or then.
> What I would like to ask is Is there some good person who may have
access to the original films / records of this census who could please
try and decipher this word (Nilesworth/Gilesworth.)
> The information accompanying this entry is;
> Place of Census, Tormoham, Newton Abbott Devonshire.
> PRO Ref HO/107/1872 Folio 336 Page 25 FHL Film 0221020.
> My other connection with Devon is at Westleigh.
> My wife's family name is BALCH.
> They are recorded in the 1851 census as living in Westleigh.
> Between 1878 and 1881 my wife's Gt. Grandparents Richard and
Caroline BALCH left Westleigh / Barnstaple to settle on the Isle of
Sheppey in Kent. Richard was a shipwright by trade.
> We would be pleased to hear from anyone who is connected in any way
with this family
> Many Thanks
> John Taylor
> in Tasmania