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Robert Cawston, born Essex c1809

Robert Cawston came from Essex to London, and in 1839 he married Elizabeth Coulsell at St Saviour's, Southwark. He was a hatter, and on his marriage certificate it states that his father was Joseph Cawston, farmer (presumably in Essex). On Census returns he gives his birthplace as Colchester. Intensive searching has failed to find Robert's baptism, or other details. He died in London in December 1862, aged 53. There is a Robert Cawston recorded in the Poll Book for the 1830 election in Colchester, so he must have been 21 at the time of the election in that year. Andrew Wilson

STANICH of California

My aunt, Betty WILSON (nee CASTLE), who lived from 1923 until 2009, lived in Nottinghamshire. Her father's mother, Harriet CASTLE (1853-1940) emigrated from England to San Francisco in about 1910, following the death of her husband. Some of her children went with her to California and her daughter, Mary CASTLE (b1879) married a man called Jan/Jean STANICH. They had two children, Mary Hildred STANICH born 31 July 1916 and Ivan Allan STANICH born 15 February 1915. Mary is not on the 1920 Census, so must have died before that time, but Harriet lived until 1940,dying aged 87, and was buried at the Golden Gate Cemetery, San Bruno. Jan STANICH is on the 1930 Census. I believe Ivan died in 2007 in San Luis Obispo, CA as has an Alan J STANICH b 15 Feb 1915, died 12 March 2007. I would be very pleased to know what happened to Hildred, and whether she or her brother have living descendants. I could give them much information on their English forbears! Andrew Wilson