The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

The Big One!

Family History Research Report

Somes Family

Introduction - Bower/Collier Family Tree

When I set out to study the Bower/Collier Family Tree, my initial aim was to identify my 8 Great Grandparents (Bower) and my wife Chris’ 8 Great Grandparents (Collier).

Though I have tended to study the Family History of the 16 Great Grandparents, I have also sought to find out the additional 16 Great Great Grandparents’ family names, and any 3 x Great Grandparents along the way!

The names that I have identified to date are:

Bower/Brecht Family Tree

Great Grandparents

Bower
Jones
Hayes
Gardner

Brecht
Walland/Worland
Saunders
Seabourne(e)/Saban

2 x Great Grandparents

Pitts
Counter
Bradbrook
Tunstell/Tunstill
Somes/Piper
Hutley
Neville
Holbrook

3 x Great Grandparents

Pinnion
Spence
Mason
Robinson
Reynolds
(?) Hunt
(?) Howard

4 x Great Grandparents

Bates
March
Venice
Siggins

5 x Great Grandparents

Cook/Cock
Wyat
Odell

6 x Great Grandparents

Amears

7 x Great Grandparents

Amore
Mills

Collier/Hunt Family Tree

Great Grandparents

Collier
Gardiner
Peryer/Perrier
Smith

Hunt
Farrow/Pharoah
Marjoram
Ransome(e)

2 x Great Grandparents

Adams
Goodchild
Mitchell
Nye
Sheldrake
Smith
Rookyard
Aldous or Alhous/Ollis

3 x Great Grandparents

Mason
Ridett
(?) Snelling
Spall
Shepherd
Allen
More

4 x Great Grandparents

(?) Trigg

My research has included a One-Name Study into the name Brecht, my mother’s maiden name.

Somes Family

Progress To Date

2 x Great Grandparent: Mary Somes
- Her Parents: (?) William Somes & Elizabeth Stanley
- Her Grandparents: (?) John Somes & (?) Mary Trimball

Mini Family Tree (Direct Ancestors)

The Somes Family Tree to date may be summarised:

(?) John Somes b c 1725
married 13.6.1748 (?)
Mary Trimball b c 1725

(?) William Somes b 1762 bp 9.1.1763
married 26.5.1782 (?)
Elizabeth Stanley b c 1762

Mary Somes b 1783/4 (?) bp 4.8.1784 buried 3.1.1819 (age 35)
married 10.7.1808
Heinrich/Henry Frederick Ludewig Brecht b c 1783/4 d 28.5.1838 (age 54)

For years, we thought that Mary Somes was the mother of my Great Grandfather George Frederick Brecht. One day I stumbled across the burial of Mary Somes in 1819 proving that she could not be George’s mother.

It is still not clear that we have identified Mary’s parents but Harriet Piper (Henry's second wife) seems likely.

The family tree continues after Henry Brecht:

George Frederick Brecht b c 1834/5
Married 12.12.1856
Mary Ann Walland b 17.11.1838

Arthur Brecht b 28.01.1877
Married 25.12.1899
Ellen Elizabeth Curran Saunders b 6.11.1877

Doris Ivy Brecht b 15.03.1912 d 29.6.2003
Married 11.07.1936
Frederick Bower b 12.09.1910 d 10.9.2006

Colin Malcolm Bower b 12.01.1944
Married 15.10.1966
Christine Elizabeth Collier b 26.03.1946

Summary of Research To Date

The more common name is the variant Soames and for the purpose of this exercise, I have collected some entries in the name of Soames as well as Somes.

Some members of the Soames family adopted the middle name Aldwin. As yet I have not found a link to this family, where searches are a little easier when Aldwin is used.

There was a group of people named Somes who were Thames Waterman and Victuallers with St George in the East as their family church. However there were also Somes living in Islington and Mary Somes and her sister or cousin Elizabeth married at St Mary’s, Islington.

Because of this I have not been able to establish the manes of the parents and grandparents of Mary Somes who married Heinrich Brecht, my direct ancestor. Real progress was made in 2011/2.

Progress 2007

Visit to London

I visited the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives in Bancroft Road, near Stepney Green underground station. At the Archives I found out the following: Maria Catharine & Charlotte Brecht (Mary’s children)

I had traced Maria’s burial at Christ Church, Spitalfields in the IGI and wanted to look at the Parish Records. To my surprise I found another burial for a Charlotte Brecht, also of Fashion Street, who died in 1819 age 9. Neither Charlotte's baptism nor her burial had previously come to light.

Progress 2008 - 2010

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Progress 2011

Death of Mary Somes, Wife of Heinrich/Henry Brecht

Browsing the internet for other names, I chanced upon a fascinating entry for Christ Church, Spitalfields:

The burial of Mary (Somes) Brecht (age 35) 3.1.1819 - per the New Family Search web-site.

This partially solved a mystery that we had been trying to solve for 20-25 years!

There must have been appalling and desperate conditions at Fashion Street, Spitalfields where Henry had a colour maker's facility. He lost his wife and 3 young children perhaps to toxic fumes or infection which may have been rife in this crowded area of London:

- Maria Brecht buried 16.11.1814 (age 2)
- Charlotte Brecht buried 15.1.1819 (age 9)
- Elisabeth Catharine Brecht buried 17.6.1821 (age 5)

Even after Mary's death, Henry lost another daughter at a young age:
- Eleanor Brecht buried 24.10.1824 (age 17 months)

Progress 2012

Tombstone from St George in the East

My cousin sent me a photograph of a tombstone from St George in the East which has 9 memorials including some Thames Waterman. As yet no link has been made to this family. (See Appendix 6

The Big One!

I made a start on typing up my records on the Somes Family under the Big One! project. Whilst typing up these records, I went into Ancestry to check some of the London Parish Records and found an isolated entry:

Christ Church, Spitalfields

John Somes bp 5.10.1783 (21 days old)
(parents John Somes, Victualler of Fashion St & Elizabeth)

Unfortunately as yet I have not been able to trace John & Elizabeth’s marriage and whether they had any further children.

This entry may well explain why after Heinrich Brecht married Mary Somes (born 1783/4) they moved to Fashion St.

For the moment, it has been assumed that Marty's parents were William & Elizabeth Somes (sss Appendix 5.)

Things we wish we knew

Confirmation of Mary’s parents and grandparents.

Also see Summary of Records Held (Completed & To Do) – attached.

Research Undertaken

Birth Marriage & Death Certificates Held - none
Census Records Obtained – see Appendix 2
Other Research Undertaken
- IGI - see Appendix 3
- Parish Records – see Appendix 4
- Wills -
- Businesses – Heinrich/Henry Brecht Colour Maker (Appendix 5)
- Correspondence inc Genes Reunited –
- Visits – Spitalfields and Islington
- Photographs - Fashion Street & Christ Church, Spitalfields
- Misc Info/Documents – Tombstone from St George In the East (Appendix 5)

Summaries

Where they were & what they did

The attached summary (Appendix 5) gives a Timeline for the Somes family.

Family Tree Maker Sheets

The family details of Mary Somes’ father have been summarized in the attached Family Tree Maker sheet (Aoppendix )which I may enter into the relationship database Family Tree Maker in the future.

Names Index

The following surnames appear in this Report in addition to the names in Page 1:

Aldwin, Eley, Richardson, Stanley, Trimball and Wade

Eley Richardson Stanley Trimball Wade

Colin Bower
6 June 2017

Appendices

Appendix 1

Search for Mary Somes

Heinrich/Henry Brecht married Mary Somes at St Mary’s Church, Islington in 1808. Tragically Mary died young in 1819 (age 35).

One way that I hoped to find out more information about Heinrich/Henry Brecht was to trace from where Mary Somes originated.

1. Other Entries in records of St Mary's, Islington

I found other entries for St Mary's Islingon in the IGI and Parish Records:

Parish Records - St Mary's Islingon

In addition to the marriage of Heinrich Brecht and Mary Somes, I traced 3 other marriages in the Parish Records of St Mary's Islington which may be relevant:

Potential Marriages at St Mary's, Islington

Henry Aldwin Soames (of Parish of Stoke Newington) married Ann Eley 25.4.1809
Elizabeth Soames married Joseph Richardson 4.7.1809
Frances Aidwin Soames 22.5.1811

Heinrich Brecht was a witness at Elizabeth's marriage and I have taken it that Mary & Elizabeth must be sisters or cousins despite the name variance!

Potential Baptisms in IGI - St Mary's Islington

There are 2 baptisms of interest in the IGI:

Parents Henry & Elizabeth Soames

Harriot Soames bp 27.3.1797
Charles Soames bp 24.10.1793

2. Potential Family of Henry & Elizabeth Soames

It is possible that the parents of Harriot & Charles married at St Mary's Harrow:

Potential Marriage at St Mary's, Harrow

Henry Soames (of Parish of St Olave, Old Jewry)
married Elizabeth Aldwin 18.6.1782

and there may be additional children:

Potential Baptism at London Wall, Scotch Church

Henry Aldwin Soames bp 7.2.1786

Potential Baptisms at St Olave Old Jewry London

Sarah Soames bp 13.11.1787
Mary Ann Soames bp 20.11.1788

3. Family of Nathaniel & Sarah (Aldwin) Soames

There is another Soames/Aldwin marriage and subsequent baptims:

St Olave Old Jewry London

Nathaniel Soames
married
Sarah Aldwin 12.2.1784

St Martin Ludgate London

Nathaniel Soames bp 8.9.1791

William Aldwin Soames bp 16.5.1804

4. Problem in Solving the Question

The problem is that as yet I have not traced an Elizabeth Soames in Henry & Elizabeth's family.

5. Family of William & Elizabeth Somes

My cousin traced a potential family of a Thames Waterman William Soames who lived in Shadwell:

Baptisms at St George in the East (one of the local churches serving Shadwell)

Potential Family of William Somes, Waterman & Elizabeth Somes (nee Stanley) of Lime Yard, Virginia Street, Shadwell

John Stanley Somes b 1783 bp 16.2.1783 (33 days old)
Mary Somes b 1784 bp 4.8.1784 (21 days old)
William Somes b 1786 bp 23.6.1786 (19 days old)
Elizabeth Stanley Somes b 1791 bp 24.6.1792 (6 months 2 days old)
Joseph Somes b 31.1.1794 bp 3.8.1794
Sarah Somes b 29.12.1796 bp 12.2.1797
Rebecca Somes b 1.1.1799 bp 27.3.1799

If this is the right family, my cousin went on to trace the potential marriage and baptism of William:

Potential Marriage at St George, Hanover Square

William Somes married Elizabeth Stanley 26.5.1782

Potential Baptism St George in the East

William Somes b 1762 bp 9.1.1763 (28 days old)
(Parents John Somes, Waterman and Mary of Virginia Street, Shadwell)

As luck would have it, there was a second baptism of a William Somes in 1763 and his father William Somes was also a Waterman of Virginia Street who later became a Victualler:

Baptisms at St George in the East

Potential Family of William Somes, Waterman & Isabella of Virginia Street, Shadwell

William Somes b 1763 bp 13.3.1763 (18 days old)
Elizabeth Somes bp 24.7.1768 (15 days old) – William now a Victualler of Virginia St

Potential Marriage at St George in the East

William Somes married Sibella Hunt 18.5.1757

It does seem that John & Mary are the more likely parents as their first born were named John and Mary. There is a possible marriage:

Potential Marriage at St Luke’s, Old Street, Finsbury

John Somes married Mary Trimball 13.6.1748

6. Conclusions

In the search for Mary Somes, there are 2 potential baptisms:

St George in the East

Mary Somes bp 4.8.1784
(Parents William & Elizabeth Somes - see family in 5. above.)

St Olave Old Jewry London

Mary Ann Soames bp 20.11.1788
(Parents Henry & Elizabeth Soames - see family in 2. above)

I am taking Somes/Soames as the same.

Potential Family Tree

A. William Somes & Elizabeth Stanley are the parents of Mary Somes, it seems reasonable to amend the family tree as follows:

?John Somes born circa 1725
Married 13.6.1748
?Mary Trimball born circa 1725

?William Somes b 1762 bp 9.1.1763
Married 26.5.1782
?Elizabeth Stanley b circa 1762

Mary Somes born 1783/4 bp 4.8.1784 buried 3.1.1819 (age 35)
Married 10.7.1808
Heinrich Brecht b 1783/4

There is a possible fly in the ointment:

Potential Baptism at St George in the East

There was another baptism at St George in the East of William Somes on 2.4.1758 (Parents John and Mary Somes). This earlier William may have died young

Shadwell

Court cases have been heard at the Old Bailey about the importation of colours/dyes into the Shadwell area involving Thames Watermen. This may be how Mary Somes met Heinrich/Henry Brecht a colour maker from nearby Spitalfields.

If Henry & Elizabeth are Mary Somes parents

If Henry Soames & Elizabeth Aldwin are Mary Somes' parents, the family tree would be as follows:

(?)Henry Soames born circa 1760
Married (?) 18.6.1782
(?)Elizabeth Aldwin born circa 1760

Mary Somes born 1783/4 bp 20.11.1788
Married 10.7.1808
Heinrich Brecht b 1783/4

but it seems less likely.

Islington (per 1. above)

This may be the right family as there was a German community in Islington and there were residents of Islington named Somes.

Appendix 2. Entries Obtained

1851

White Hall, White Hart Lane, Tottenham

Charles Soames, Widower (Age 57) Magistrate for Herts, Born Islington, Middx,
Janet Soames (9) born Stoke Newington
Stephen Soames (24) B.A. Trinity College, Oxford born Stoke Newington
Frederick Soames (23) B.A. born Stoke Newington
Augusta Soames (20) Cambridge College born Tottenham

Appendix 3. Entries in IGI

Christ Church, Spitalfields

Maria Catran Brecht born 16.6.1812 christened 12.07.1812 died 16.11.1814
(Parents: Heinrich & Mary Brecht)

Layston, Hertford

Eley Soames bp 7.2.1821
(parents Henry Aldwin Soames & Ann)

Old Church, St Pancras

Louisa Soames b 11.3.1816 bp 10.4.1816
(parents William Aldwin Soames & Elizabeth)

Scotch Church, London Wall

Henry Aldwin Soames b 16.1.1786 bp 7.2.1786
(parents Henry & Elizabeth Soames)

St Andrew, Holborn

Henry Soames bp 24.8.1760
(parents Henry & Frances Soames)

John Alfred Soames b 11.6.1833 bp 28.7.1833
(parents Nathaniel & Sarah Soames)

St Martin, Ludgate

William Aldwin Soames b 15.4.1804 bp 16.5.1804
parents Nathaniel & Sarah Soames)

St Mary’s, Islington

Charles Soames b 24.10.1793 & Harriot Soames b 27.3.1797
(parents Henry & Elizabeth Soames)

St Olave, Old Jewry

Nathaniel Soames
married 12.2.1784
Sarah Aldwin

Sarah Soames b 13.11.1787
(parents Henry Soames & Elizabeth)

William Aldwin Soames b 21.3.1792
(parents Henry & Elizabeth Soames)

Appendix 4 Parish Records Obtained

Christ Church Spitalfields

John Somes bp 5.10.1783 (21 days old)
(parents John Somes, Victualler of Fashion St & Elizabeth)

Mary (Somes) Brecht

Mary Brecht of Fashion Street buried 1.1.1819 (age 35)
per Find My Past

Mary (Somes) Brecht’s children

Maria Catran Brecht b 16.6.1812 bp 12.7.1812
(Parents Heinrich Brecht Colour Maker of Fashion St & Mary )

Maria Catharine Brecht buried 16.11.1814 (Age 2)

Charlotte Brecht of Fashion St buried 15.1.1819 (age 9 years 7 months)
- died the same month as mother

Elisabeth Catharine Brecht of Fashion St buried 17.6.1821 (Age 5 Years 9 months)

Henry Brecht’s Other Children

Eleanor Brecht of Fashion St buried 24.10.1824 (age 17 months)

Old Church, St Pancras

Louisa Soames bp 23.4.1713
(parents William & Elizabeth Soames)

Louisa Soames 6.11.1816 bp 10.4.1816
(Parents William Aldwin Soames & Elizabeth)

St Andrew, Holborn

Henry Soames bp 24.8.1760
(parents Henry & Frances Soames of Holborn Hill)

Nathaniel John Soames b 19.9.1825 bp 25.5.1828
(parents Nathaniel Soames, Coal Porter of New (?) Church Court, Strand & Ann Page)

St Dunstan's & All Saints, Stepney

Samuel Somes, Waterman of Wap. Water
married 2.12.1717
Ann Ellis, Widow

St George, Hanover Square

William Somes
married 26.5.1782
Elizabeth Stanley

St George in the East

John Somes bp 18.11.1750 (14 days old)
(parents John Somes, Waterman of Virg, St & Mary)

William Somes
married 18.5.1757
Sibella Hunt

William Somes bp 2.4.1758
(parents John & Mary Somes)

Samuel Somes bp 15.8./1758 (12 days old)
(parents William Somes, Victualler of Vir. & Isabella)

William Somes b 1762 bp 9.1.1763 (28 days old)
(parents John Somes, Waterman of Virginia Street, Shadwell & Mary)

William Somes b 1763 bp 13.3.1763 (18 days old)
(parents William Somes, Waterman of Virginia Street, Shadwell & Isabella)

Elizabeth Somes bp 24.7.1768 (15 days old)
(Parents William Somes, Victualler of Virginia St & Isabella)

William Littybee Somes bp 26.11.1780 (24 days old)
(parents Samuel Somes, Lighterman of Virginia Street & Sarah)

John Stanley Somes Bp16/02/1783 (33 days old)
(Parents William Somes, Waterman of Virginia Street & Elizabeth)

Ann Somes bp 18.6.1784 (22 days old)
(Parents Samuel Somes, Waterman of Virginia Street & Sarah)

Mary Somes Bp 4/08/1784 (21 days old)
(Parents William Somes, Waterman of Lime Yard & Elizabeth )

William Somes bp 23/06/1786 (19 days old)
(Parents William Somes Waterman of Virginia Street & Elizabeth)

Richard Somes bp 27.3.1791 (28 days old)
(parents Samuel Somes, Waterman of Virginia Street & Sarah)

Elizabeth Stanley Somes Bp: 24/06/1792 (6 mos 2 days old)
(Parents William Somes, Waterman of Lime Yard, Virginia Street & Elizabeth)

Joseph Somes Born 31/1/1794 Bp 3/08/1794
(Parents William Somes, Waterman of Lime Yard & Elizabeth)

Sarah Somes Born: 29/12/1796 Bp 12/02/1797
(Parents William Somes, Waterman of Lime Yard & Elizabeth)

John Somes of Pennington St buried 16.4.1797 (age 78)

Rebecca Somes Born: 01/01/1799 Bp 27/03/1799
(parents William Somes, Waterman of Virginia Street & Elizabeth)

Francis Somes
married 25.11.1799
Mary Hunt

St Giles, Camberwell

Francis Somes
married 17.11.1825
Hannah Hiron (see entry under St Leonards, Shoreditch below)

St Gregory by St Paul, City of London

Frances Aldwin Soames b 21.8.1786 bp 14.9.1786
(parents Nathaniel Soames & Sarah)

Henry Soames b 15.1.1785 bp 16.2.1785
(parents Nathaniel Soames & Sarah)

St Leonards, Shoreditch

Original Entries (see Note below)

Frances Iron b 25 or 28.12.1790 bp 27.3.1796
(Parents George & Mary Iron of New Inn Yard)

Robert Iron b 20.1.1793 bp 27.3.1796
(Parents George & Mary Iron of New Inn Yard)

Susanna Iron bp 27.3.1796
(Parents George & Mary Iron of New Inn Yard)

Note

Throughout this entry in the register the name Iron had been amended to Hiron and Sussanna to Hannah. Filed with the Rebister was a sworn deposition by George Hiron:

"Middlesex To Wit

George Hiron of Nichol Street in the Parish of St Matthew, Bethnal Green in the County of Middlesex and late of Shoreditch in the same County maketh oath and saith that he was present at the Baptism of his Daughter Hannah Hiron who was baptised in 1796 at the Parish Church of St Leonard, Shoreditch and this Deponent saith that his Daughter is by mistake registered as Susanna Iron whereby her true Chtistan name is Hannah and surname Hiron which name she has always borne.

Public Office, Worship Street
Justice of the Peace for the County of Middlesex
this 28th day of October 1825
Signed Wm Bennett"

Conclusions

After the change to the Parish Record at St Leonards, Shoreditch, Hannah Hiron married next month on 17.11.1825 (see entry under St Giles, Camberwell)

St Luke, Old Street, Finsbury

John Somes
Married 13.6.1748
Mary Trimball

St Martin, Ludgate

Nathaniel Soames bp 8.9.1791
(Parents Nathaniel Soames & Sarah)

St Mary at Lambeth

Sarah Somes bp 21.10.1781
(parents John Somes & Elizabeth)

St Mary, Harrow

Henry Soames (of Parish of St Olave, Old Jewry)
married 18.6.1782
Elizabeth Aldwin

St Mary, Islington

Charles Soames bp 24.10.1793
Harriot Soames bp 27.3.1797
(Parents Henry & Elizabeth Soames)

Elizabeth Soames b 16.6.1797 bp 20.7.1797
(parents Nathaniel & Sarah Soames)

Mary Somes
married 10.7.1808
Heinrich Brecht

Henry Aldwin Soames (of Parish of Stoke Newington)
married 25.4.1809
Ann Eley

Elizabeth Soames
married 4.7.1809
Joseph Richardson
(Witness: Heinrich Brecht)

Frances Aldwin Soames
married 22.5.1811

St Mary, Whitechapel

Sarah Somes bp 24.5.1778
(parents Jno Geo & Elizabeth Somes of Petticoat Lane)

St Matthew, Bethnal Green

Hannah Somes b 30.5.1828 bp 29.6.1828
(parents Francis Somes, Pawn Broker of Green St & Hannah)

Francis Somes b 6.5.1831 bp 1.6.1831
(parents Francis Somes, Pawn Broker of Green St & Hannah)

St Olave, Old Jewry, London

Nathaniel Soames
married 12.2.1784
Sarah Aldwin

Henry Aldwin Soames bp 16.1.1786
(parents Henry & Elizabeth Soames)

Mary Ann Soames bp 20.11.1788
(Parents Henry & Elizabeth Soames)

St Paul, Shadwell

Richard Somes bp 15.8.1750 (25 days old)
(parents John Somes, Blacksmith of Love Lane & Elizabeth)

5. Misc Information Obtained

Entries in the Universal British Directory 1791

London

Nobility, gentry

Somes Esq 11 Conduit-street

Trades

Soames, Henry Senior Tallow-merchant Holborn-bridge
Soames, Henry Juior Tallow-merchant 21 Cateaton-street
Soames, Henry Tallow-chandler 71 Coleman-street
Soames Shoemaker 19 ludgate-hill

Islington

Somes Gent

Trade Directories

12.7.1812 Heinrich Brecht (Colour Maker of Fashion St – per parish Records)

Tombstone at St George in the East

Memorial to nine members of the Somes family:

1. Sacred to the Memory of Mr Francis Somes of this Parish, who departed this life, The 8th DecR 1827, in his 64 years.
- in attached Timeline as Generation 3 b 1762/3

2. Also MastR Francis Somes, Grandson of the above, who departed this life, The 20th NovR 1840, Aged 9 years & 6 months.
- in attached Timeline as Generation 5 b 1830/1

3. Also Mrs Mary Somes, wife of the above, who departed this life, the 18th March 1843 Aged 66 years.
- in attached Timeline as Generation 3 born 1776/7

4. Also William Somes, Second son of the above, who departed this life, The 5th NovR 1853 in his 52nd year.
- in attached Timeline as Generation 4 born 1797/8

5. Also Mrs Hannah Somes, The beloved wife of Francis Somes and step-daughter of the above, (?Francis Somes) who departed the life, The 18th May 1854 aged 60 years.
- in attached Timeline as Generation 4 born 1793/4

6. Also Mrs Sibella Somes, formerly Hunt, and mother of the first mentioned Francis Somes, who died March 20th 1781, Aged 48 years.
- in attached Timeline as Generation 2 b 1782/3

7. Also Mrs Elizabeth Wade, Daughter of the above (Francis Somes), who died January 9th 1805, Aged 36 years.
- in attached Timeline as Generation 4 b 1768/9

8. Also Mr William Somes, Husband of the above (Sibella Somes), Born February 1 1728, Died August 5th 1809.
- in Timeline as Generation 2 Age 81

9. Also Mr Francis Somes, Brother of the above (William Somes), who died February 1 1814, Aged 84 years.
- in attached Timeline as Generation 2 b 1729/30

6. Somes Family - Timeline

The following information has been collated from entries on a Tombstone and in Parish Records. The names with an asterisk appear on the tombstone:

1 = St George in the East
2 = St Giles, Camberwell
3 = St Leonards, Shoreditch
4 = St Matthews, Bethnal Green
5 = St Dunstan & All Saints, Stepney
6 = St Paul, Shadwell

Generation 1

Samuel Somes Waterman of Wap. Water
married 2.12.1717 (5)
Ann Ellis, Widow

Generation 2

*William Somes b 1.2.1728 bp 11.2.1728 (11 days old) (6) d 5.8.1809 (age 81)
married 18.5.1757 (1)
*Sibella Hunt b 1702/3 d 20.3.1781 (age 48)

*Francis Somes b 1729/30 d 1.2.1814 (age 84)
- brother of William Somes

Generation 3

Children of William & Sibella Somes

Samuel Somes bp 15.8.1758 (12 days old ) (1)
(Parents William Somes, Victualler of Vir. & Sibella

William Somes bp 13.3.1763 (18 days old) (1)
(Parents William Somes, Waterman of Vir. St & Isabella)

*Francis Somes b 1762/3 d 18.2.1827 (age 64)
married 25.11.1799 (1)
*Mary Hart b 1776/7 d 18.3.1843 (age 66)

*Elizabeth (Somes) Wade bp 24.7.1768 (15 days old) (1) d 9.1.1805 (age 36)

(Parents William Somes Victualler of Virg. & Isabella)

 

Generation 4

Children of Francis & Mary Somes

Francis Somes b 27.10.1800 bp 23.11.1800 (1)
(Parents Francis Somes, Victualler of Virginia & Mary)
married 17.11.1825 (2)
*Hannah Hiron b 25 or 28.1.1794 bp 27.3.1796 (3) d 18.5.1854 (age 60)

*William Somes (second son) bp 11.4.1802 (24 days old) (1) d 5.11.1853 (age 52)
(parents Francis Somes, Victualler Whitehorse Lane & -see Note below)

Edwin Somes b 26.1.1807 bp 20.8.1807 (1)
(Parents Francis Somes, Victualler of Walburge or Halburge St & Mary)

Sibella Somes b 23.10.1809 bp 19.11.1809 (1)
(Parents Francis Somes, Waterman of New Road & Mary)

Generation 5

Children of Francis & Hannah Somes

Hannah Somes b 30.5.1828 bp 29.6.1828 (4)
*Francis Somes b 6.5.1831 bp 1.6.1831 (4) d 20.11.1840 (age 9)
(Parents in both cases Francis Somes, Pawn Broker of Green Street& Hannah)

Note:

The registration of the bp originally had the father as William but was amended to Francis with a note that is unfortunately illegible.

 
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