Amazing…great great grandparents Hannah Gardiner and Thomas Dyer get married Q4 1841 at Stratford on Avon. They were boat people. On the waterways history website is “The story of the Gardner family”. This has a Joseph Gardner and an Elizabeth Dyer marrying in Q4 the year before…at Startford. Seems the families were very close http://virtualwaterways.co.uk/The_Story_of_the_Gardner_Family.html
Confirmation has arrived that Alice Hill, Fred’s grandmother, was born as Alice Dyer. This provide a crucial link to the Dyer family – who, born in Stratford on Avon – worked on canal boats during the 19th Century.
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1841 Census This is the earliest Census data availalbe. It is 1841 and again the Sunter family is strong in Lodge Green. Thomas Sunter, 60, Lead miner Mary Sunter, 60 Thomas Sunter, 30, Lead miner Christopher Sunter,25 Lead miner William Sunter, 15, Lead miner Ruth Peacock 15 There has to be a question mark […]