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From: SALLY-ANN GARRETT <>
Subject: [Ess] Newbiw to Essex-UK
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:43:31 +0000 (GMT)
Good morning All
I am starting to look for information on my GGGrandfather, John CHOAT, b Burnham about 1788-1791 (based on census returns for 1851 to 1871).
He was a Toll Gate Keeper in Shenfield and later lived in Hutton (1871 census); he died in 1888 in his "ninety second year".
He was married to Mary Ann FOSTER, from Southwark, in 1819, in Southwark London. They had surviving four children: Ebenezer, b 1822; Josiah b 1824; Mary Ann b 1832; Benjamin (my G Grandfather) b 1834.
I have written to the Essex Society to request a look-up in the Parish register for Burnham for his Baptism, and parents.
I want to know if there is any information about the Toll House in Shenfield - location, pictures even!
He was also noted to be a Wool Card maker - does anyone have information about this home industry?
Thanks for any help