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From: "Sally Clark" <>
Subject: Re: seeking help PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 03:58:08 +0100
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I wouldn't say that Wansworth and East Ham are close to each other!
I suppose it depends what you call close!
Sally Clark
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Serna" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 2:03 AM
Subject: seeking help PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

> Hello all, my name is Jackie and I am new to this list. I have located
> my gggrandmother Vashti WILLIS (Palmer) age 46 Essex East Ham and her
> daughter also Vashti WILLIS age 16 Surrey Wandsworth on the 1901 census
> index. I believe Vashti (16) may have been living with her uncle Henry
> James WILLIS who was a painter in Stratford (Maryland Point). I
> understand that Wandsworth and East Ham are actually fairly close to
> each other. Vashti Sr. was married to George Willis who died at a young
> age in 1900 and the 2 youngest children George age 14 and Ada age 9 were
> sent by the Barnardo Organization to Canada. From Ada's (my
> grandmother's) records I know she had sister's Anne, Martha Lily &
> Vashti Kate. George Willis was originally from Cricklade, Wiltshire and
> Vashti Palmer from Hungerford, Berkshire.
> Again in Ada's records it shows that in 1908 a sister (doesn't say which
> one) tried to have Ada returned to England. She wrote that she was "now
> Mrs. Simpson 11 Harroway Road, Battersea, has a house of her own and
> would like to have the girl home". Barnardo's replied that the "girl
> likely would not take kindly to Eng. life after living in Canada" and
> could not return her.
> I am glad she didn't go back (I might not be) but what a shame for her
> as a child.
> Does anyone see anything that might match their family or be able to
> assist me any further?????????
> I would really appreciate any assistance.
> Thank you all
> Jackie
> Canada

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