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Smiffy , from Devon, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2011. is researching the following names: FISHER.

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Fisher family from City of London/Bermondsey/Islington. John Samuel Fisher worked in City of London Docks as Stevedore. The family was living in Bristol in 1861 where John Samuel supervised grain imports at Bristol Docks. Sarah Lidington Fisher, his wife, tried to commit suicide whilst living in Bristol, but nothing is known about her after about 1876. Their son Apsley John Fisher was committed to the "borstal" ship HMS Formidable for trying to pawn his grandmothers dresses. Nothing more known about him. Albert Preston Fisher moved to Port Elizabeth, South Africa and married, raising a large family there. His brother Gladstone George Fisher also went to South Africa, via New Zealand where he was married. John Fisher born 1805 City of London was the son of John and Ann Fisher, originally from Rampton, Nottinghamshire. John's father was Samuel Fisher. We have proven DNA links with two Fisher families in the USA, but have been unable to discover our common ancestor.