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Can anyone tell more more about one John and Sophia HOWES whom were
living in Miller's Hill, Newcastle sometime in the late 1840's.
Both John and Sophia came from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and were married
there in 1842. Their first child, Sophia was also born in Great
Yarmouth. And for the 1851 census, Sophia was the head of the house and
living in Great Yarmouth with her three children, Sophia, Esther, and
Sophia (daughter) was definitly born in Great Yarmouth according to the
baptismal records there. However, Esther did not appear in the Great
Yarmouth Church Records although census records do indicate she was born
there. As for William, he was born in Newcastle 1849 according to his
birth certificate, and John was a Policeman at the time. The family
were living at Miller's Hill.
John and Sophia had a further four children after William. These being
Elizabeth (b1852), Catherine (b1854), Robert (born 1857) and Bertha
(born 1862). Although all four were supposedly born in Great Yarmouth
according to census records, but do not appear on Great Yarmouth church
records either. A check of the FreeBMD index for Great Yarmouth,
Newcastle and London revealed only one possible entry for Robert.
The next confirmed date and place for this family is 1871 in London when
William married. John and Sophia with five of the other children appear
on the 1871 London Census.
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