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Subject: Re: [Ess] Newbiw to Essex-UK
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 07:35:03 +0000 (GMT)
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Hi Bob

Thanks for taking the time to let me know about your CHOAT family. There probably is a connection (as it was and still is an unusual name) but I don't recognise your names and dates. I will however, keep these details on file if I may. Thanks also for checking the Somersham prs.

I believe John and Martha were married in Southwark, London, in 1819, and on the 1841 census were living in Bermondsey with their four children, but John and Martha moved back to Essex, and were there for the census in 1851, 1861, 1871.

I'm hoping someone else is searching or has details of CHOATs in Essex before 1795, in Burnham area, that might give me John's parents.



From: Bob Stephenson <>
Sent: Friday, 28 August, 2009 12:00:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Ess] Newbiw to Essex-UK

Hello Sally-Ann, please forgive the piggyback on your last email to Diana. I noticed your email in regards to John Choat b: 1786. My g.g.g grandfather on my maternal side of the family is James Choat b: 1814 at Willesham, Suffolk. His father is John Choat b: Somersham 1796. I have the prs for Somersham and can find no mention on John Choat being baptized or wed at Somersham so believe he was not born there. Just wondering if you recognize any of the names i am sending. I look forward to hearing from you.

----- Original Message ----- From: "SALLY-ANN GARRETT" <>
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Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 5:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Ess] Newbiw to Essex-UK

Hi Diana

Thanks for your prompt reply - it could well be the building I am looking for - thanks so much!


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Sent: Thursday, 27 August, 2009 9:45:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Ess] Newbiw to Essex-UK

Hi Sally Ann,

Is this it?



Re: 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

Best Wishes

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