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Buckea, silkweavers in east london, 1800's and before.

Journal by cathyhack1

I am researching my Buckea relatives from my great great grandmother Louisa Goodwin [nee buckea]born 05/12/1840,died age 31, 21/12/1871. back through her parents William born 07/12/1801 and died 08/04/1870, and sarah Buckea [nee Devine] married St. Dunstans, Stepney, 1819. william states that he is a handloom silkweaver in the 1841 census and has 10 children: sarah age 20, william 15,elinor 15, peter 15, esther 13, mary 11, elizabeth 7, richard 5, daniel 3, louisa 6 months. they are living in Bethnal Green, Middlesex, uk.
williams parents were: peter buckea and sarah[nee prowse]also married in St. Dunstans. the marriage register queries the spelling as Buchea [or buckea][both of M.E.N.T- mile end new town]and is dated 1793. this Peter Buckea's parents were Peter buckea and Eleanor Turpin married St. Matthews, bethnal green in 1763.
louisa's son was james joyce goodwin and inherited louisa's brother richards goldsmithing business along with a cousin possibly dan/cal[?] collins who may have emigrated to Canada.
my grandmother was james joyce goodwin's daughter, gwendoline born 2/1/1907, and who married ernest edwards.

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cathyhack1 , from ireland, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2009. is researching the following names: BUCKEA, BUCHEA, GOODWIN.

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by sychtyn on 2009-04-24 09:41:59

Hello Cathy I am Leslie Goodwin eldest son of Leslie Henry (Robin) Goodwin My great Grandfather was James Joyce.
I have in fact visited Tent Street, Bethnal Green - from Whitechapel Tube station where the Buckea family lived Disappointingly, there is nothing left of the street other than a terrace of grotty 1970 rebuild.
I`m guessing that you must be the daughter of my Auntie Gwen who married Ernie Edwards - They lived in Hampstead for a while. Margaret Edwards (Knott) is my cousin and I think still lives in Putney
I see Katherine Whitmore (Rowley) from time to time (funerals I`m afraid) My e-mail is [email protected] if you want to follow up

by cathyhack1 on 2009-05-08 02:11:58

i figured there would be little left, did you ever go and look for new york st where louisa was born? a friend and i went to st dunstans to have a look, she is australian and,just by chance her relatives were married there too. i was born in the london hospital and lived in fournier st at the end of which is one of the hugeunot churches. did you ever find the original name that buckea may have come from? i found some possibilities at the national archives, boicay i think cant find where i noted the possibilities but will look them up and possibly post them up here. cath

by HeatherHayHillWitmore on 2009-12-14 15:03:14

Hi cathy,

I think you have commented on my posts on other genealogy sites.

I am descended from your William Buckea 's(and Sarah Devine)brother Peter Buckea who married Maria White through Peter's daughter Emma Matilda Buckea. She had children, 4, to a Henry Reeve after his first wife Carioline Cullen died 1865, but we can't find a marriage and they are living seperately on census when they should have been together. He was a grocer in Bethnal Green and died in 1879. Emma Matilda's children are Frederick Reeve, Arthur Reeve, Emma Reeve and Rosina Reeve born from abt 1868 - 1878 in Essex, Stratford, Leytonstone area while Henry appears from census to have stayed as a "widower" and lived with his first marriages children in Green St Bethnal Green.

Heather Witmore

by cathyhack1 on 2009-12-15 06:56:09

hello heather, glad you're still in touch. i have erratic access to the web so am frustrated constantly in my efforts to do research. i will look up your family and add them to my tree on ancestry, great to be able to extend it. ive been concentrating on my grandfathers family recently as i had little info until i went through some of my mums papers when i was in london last so have not been tracking the various buckea decendants. did you get past peter buckea and eleanor turpin?? i reached a block on both which probably means the name was changed at that point?? or maybe that im just not pressing the right buttons. a distant cousin mentioned that sarah devines family had a small whalebone factory but i have yet to see any information and trying to get it out of the various relatives is harder than extracting hens teeth!!! happy christmas from the west of ireland. p.s any info gratefully received and if you want any that i may have just ask. cathyx

by KarenaDevine on 2011-07-24 20:47:55

Hi Cathy

I have been researching my family tree and received some birth & marriage certificates. I noticed Sarah & William Buckea were witnesses to the marriage of my family members James Devine & Mary Waterloo (Cordon) in 1837. Perhaps we can help each other fill some gaps. I'm new at this and had someone do some research for me but am trying to expand on what I have got. Look forward to hearing from you


Karena Coetzer (nee Devine)

by cathyhack1 on 2011-07-25 15:29:14

hi karena , i havent been doing any research for the last 6 months or so but have a tree up on ancestry along with lots of people who are researching buckeas and some devines. Your james is presumably samuel, sara buckeas brothers son? i had trouble locating samuels death record definitively but esther his wife is there as are his neices and nephews through sarah and william. tracing back through the elder samuel has reached a barrier for the moment. there are two possibilities that i have noted down 1. william and mary devine parents to samuel born st leonards shoreditch 1770 2. samuel charles devine and sarah parents to samuel born st matthews . i have to admit that is as far as i have gone back. look at my tree on ancestry its a good site though frustrating if you havent got a subscription. i think you can look at trees though, especially if you are invited. for that i'l need your email . good luck . i note that i have taken info from someone who is also researching James's tree, cant think who it is offhand and have a photo he had online of the devines and a samuel with a great handlebar moustache and his family. best wishes cathy

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