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From: Helen Oram <>
Subject: Re: Southminster
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 15:57:37 +0000
Thank you for the "picture" of Southminster.
Funny that you should also mention Tilingham - in 1900, Harry CHAPMAN,
son of George CHAPMAN of Southminster married Sarah DOWSETT, whose
father John was born in Tillingham. The DOWSETTs also moved to Co.
Durham in the 1870's. I wonder if there was a small exodus of
agricultural workers in search of better wages in the coal mines of the
North-east at this time.
Here is the DOWSETT family, in 1881, if anyone else is interested:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
John DOWSETT Head M Male 33 Tillingham, Essex, England Coal
Eliza DOWSETT Wife M Female 47 Tillingham, Essex, England
Sarah DOWSETT Daur Female 6 Lands Bank, Durham, England
Henry BUTCHER Stepson U Male 18 Tillingham, Essex, England
Dwelling New Pit Houses
Census Place Eldon, Durham, England
Family History Library Film 1342183
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 4918 / 14
Page Number 21