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Tale of One Man, Two Sisters and Two Londons

Journal by ALV

My great-great-grandfather was Joseph Lambert.

This is a rather bizarre story with an unusual situation involving two of Josephs daughters and one man Edward Lewis SMITH.

Louisa Lambert (born 1858 London, England) married Edward Lewis Smith (born 1860 Hackney, London, England)in 1883 Hackney, London. They then moved to East London, South Africa where Louisa died in 1921 (aged 62/63). There is a rather sad entry on the Death Certificate of Louisa: "No surviving children. Six children born of the marriage all of whom died in infancy".

Edward returns to London marries Louisa's younger sister Henrietta (born 1864 London, England) in 1923 West Ham, London, England and then returns to East London.

Edward Lewis Smith died in 1935 (aged 74/75) and Henrietta died in 1945 (aged 80/81), both in East London.

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on 2013-01-20 03:28:53

Looking for all my family and my wife's links - basically Norton, Simons, Curtis, Wright, Vickers, Lambert, Ashby, Williams, May, Scott, Smith, Hambling, Timperley (Timperly), Davis, Pease, Howe, Thomas, Osborne, Corthine, Hardwick, Powis, Huckens, Vickery, Phelps, Howland, Chipman, Bassett, Claghorn,Cleveland, Dunham, Robinson, Mayhew, Hawes, Winn, Soule, Slade, Waterman, Dangerfield, Orpin, Camp, Singyard, Houghton,Leakey, Garland, Dawe, Lawrence & Cleal.

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by Janet10 on 2013-01-22 20:47:17

Hi - I notice that you have a few West Country names there - ie: Bassett and Wright, Vickory. I have Bassetts in my tree ( Squire Bassett gambled his tin mine and country house away. The rest were miners etc in Cornwall. I have the name Wright in 2 families. My cousin 2 x removed is still alive in Truro and we see them. Can I help in any way? Are you using Ancestry.com? Janet ([email protected])

by ALV on 2013-01-28 17:32:59

Hi Janet 10
The Bassett connections are two families: one from Kent that emigrated in the 17th century to Massachusetts and the other is from Staffordshire.
The Wright family were from Lincolnshire.
The Vickery (Vicary and other spellings) are two families but maybe two branches of the same family. They are definitely West Country. One Vickery family was from the North Molton area of Devon and moved to Wales circa 1840s. The other was from the Seavington St Michael and Lopen area of Somerset. Mary Ann Vickery (1851-1884) married Walter Scott (1851-1890) were my great great-grandparents. Their son Charles Vickery Scott (1874-1944) moved to Wales.
Other West Country names n my family history are Phelps, tapp, Templeman, Denman, Harris & Hutchings.

Thanks for asking :)

by mowsehowse on 2013-01-29 13:59:30

You are sure??
You have checked all available census returns?

I only ask becuase I thought I had two sisters married to the same man.
Eventually after a close study of the census I discovered they had married cousins of the same name!

Good hunting...............

by ALV on 2013-02-03 23:11:38

Yes I have checked it out thoroughly and Edward Lewis SMITH definitely married as described above to the two LAMBERT sisters.

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