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Hughes/Hewes update 2

I ordered the birth certificates for John Hughes born in Reading in March 1853 (ref 2c 351) checking that the mother’s forename was Emma, and June 1855 (ref 2c 326) again checking the mother’s forename. Both drew a blank. Fortunately, checking that the details matched meant that the process was faster, and also cheaper as […]

Hughes/Hewes update

The birth certificates I ordered for the birth of John Hughes registered in Reading in the September quarter of 1856, and the birth of Margaret Hughes registered in the March quarter of 1859 turned up in the mail today. The one for John Hughes showed a birth date of 23 August 1856 to parents Thomas […]

Emma Hewes

I’ve now checked the 1851 census for a Hewes family in Colchester. At a household at 14 Eld Lane we find: Margaret Greggs, Head, Widow, Female, 62, Nurse. Almswoman, Essex West Bergholt Emma Hewes, Daughter, Married, Female, 30, Bakery Wife, Essex Colchester Emma Hewes Jr, Grand daughter, Female, Unmarried, 6, Scholar, Essex Colchester Isabella Hewes, […]

Emma Hughes conundrum solved?

I think I’ve worked out who John Hughes Van Cooten’s mother was. The story so far is that John Lucius Van Cooten married firstly Frances Mary Theresa Kent, and secondly a Mary Hughes (according to one old family letter) or Emona Hughes (according to John Hughes Van Cooten’s marriage certificate). The first marriage ended in […]