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From: "Steve Westley" <>
Subject: [Ess] WESTLEY, Thomas & Phoebe
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2011 10:13:34 +1000
Good morning listers
My name is Stephen Westley and I am searching for information on my Great,
I believe that they may have been transient workers, as I am finding it very
hard to fill in the gaps in their lives.
Thomas Westley & Phoebe Davis were married on the 23 January 1821 at St
Leonards, Shoreditch, London, Middlesex. Originally, I thought that they
were "natives" of London, but after considerable searching and professional
research, I can still find no sign of them until 20 February 1833 when their
so called youngest son William was baptised at St Marys, Islington. He was 1
month old when baptised and may have been born in another county, although
his parent's address was listed as Payne Street.
At the age of 16, William migrated to New Zealand, so I have quite a lot of
information on his life, however Thomas and Phoebe once again managed to
I have since learned that Phoebe was married to Isaac Webster on 19 April
1852 at St Pancras Parish Church so Thomas must have died prior to this
Maybe a family from this list has a Thomas and Phoebe Westley that were not
married in the area but who have children born in the parish or elsewhere.
I have already placed this notice in Kent, Surrey, and Hertfordshire lists
with a limited amount of success, but a lot of helpful advice.
I look forward to hearing from a cousin!!!