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London and Essex ancestors

The Taylor family originated from villages in the Colchester area of Essex. Three generations then lived in Creeksea, a small village on the river Crouch, before Henry Taylor (1845-1887) moved to London in the 1860s to work as a butcher for his uncle in Leadenhall Market. He later became a “fruiterer” and moved south of the river to the Old Kent Road where his namesake son (1868-1938) continued the business, eventually moving to Bermondsey where the family ended up living next door to the Buists.

Ancestors of Ethel Mary Taylor (excluding the Turner family of Sussex and the Faremouth family of Devon); 75 individuals including children and their spouses

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Sussex ancestors

Ethel's maternal grandfather Tom Turner (1842-1878) and his ancestors were from Sedlescombe, Sussex. He moved up to London after starting work for the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LB&SCR). 

Ancestors of Tom Turner; 147 individuals including children and their spouses

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Devon ancestors

Tom Turner married Anna Elizabeth Faremouth (1847-1923). Her namesake mother – Anna junior being illegitimate – was from the Dartington area in Devon where we are able to trace many branches of the family back to the 1500s.

Ancestors of Anna Elizabeth Faremouth; 479 individuals including children and their spouses

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