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From: "Bruce Peeke" <>
Subject: [Ess] William ALDHAM/ALDHAMLAND c1839-1910
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 16:59:14 +0100
I have traced my maternal grandmother’s family back to William ALDHAM who in 1841 was aged 1 and was with (his assumed mother) Susanna ALDHAM dressmaker aged 20 and George COCKS aglab aged 25 living in West Street, Rochford. Susanna was head of household and in the 3rd quarter of 1841 she married George COX.
In 1851 William COX aged 12 is with Susannah and George COX and 5 siblings, one of whom was born as George ALDHAM in the 3rd quarter of 1841 but, like William, is COX in 1851. All were born in Rochford and they are living in Workhouse Lane, Rochford
I’ve been unable to find William in 1861 but he married in Gravesend as William aldham LAND on 4 Apr 1863 and he is LAND in the 1871 Census. In 1881 and 1901 he is ALDHAM but his 10 children between 1863 and 1886 were ALDHAMLAND as he is for his death and burial in 1910.
One problem is whether Susanna ALDHAM was unmarried or a widow in 1841. Am I looking for a marriage with a (William?) ALDHAM or her birth as an ALDHAM? I have found the death of a William ALDHAM in Lexden District in the 2nd quarter of 1840 which looks possible but I don’t know Essex. The 1851 Census says that Susanna was born in Frating and then aged 34, making her birth year about 1817. The births of two William LAND’s were registered at Rochford in 1840 and if one of these is my William it could explain why he later became LAND and then ALDHAMLAND when he discovered this. But there is also a William ALDHAM born at Rochford at the end of 1839.
If anyone can come up with any suggestions or able to look up the relevant parish records I would be very grateful. There is an Aldhamland Family web site run by Peter Aldhamland in Australia who I would like to contact because I could give him some information but I have had an email to the address given returned and the site was last updated in January 2006.