Category Archives: Occupations

The Mecham family – Huguenot weavers of Bethnal Green?

First an apology to email subscribers of this blog. About a week ago you’ll all have received an unfinished and inaccurate version of this post.  I clicked ‘Print’ instead of ‘Preview’ and Whoops…….unfortunately the deed was done! I deleted the … Continue reading

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The story of Frances (Fanny) Harriet Yates and her family – Part 3

This is my great grandmother – the daughter-in-law of Fanny Yates. It’s been a long time since my last post – sorry about that. Various things got in the way of my finishing off what I knew of Fanny Yates … Continue reading

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The story of Frances (Fanny) Harriet Yates and her family – Part 1

Just in case Frances Harriet Yates really is my great great grandmother, I’d like to run through her family’s story one more time.  This blog has so far focused on providing evidence – certificates, records etc. posted to prove the … Continue reading

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Who was Fanny Yates ? A recap.

In my last post I promised my next job was to retell just the simple story of Frances (Fanny) Harriet Yates and her family without the distraction of evidence being presented all the time.  I thought it would be an … Continue reading

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The Yates family move to Drury Lane!

If you’re reading this from your email, you may not be able to enlarge or get source information on images/records by clicking on them. Please visit the the blog at https://fannysfamily.wordpress.com to get all the detail. 126 Drury Lane, London … Continue reading

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George Skinner Yates, b.1791, CORDWAINER of Drury Lane, St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex.

Frances Harriett Yates (Fanny) grew up in Drury Lane, London. She was one of the youngest of several brothers and sisters, some of whom didn’t survive childhood. In 1817 the birth record of one of her older siblings describes their  … Continue reading

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