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Re: Anyone Out there?
Posted by: Timothy Topham (ID *****4608) Date: February 12, 2010 at 06:29:13
In Reply to: Anyone Out there? by Mark Evans of 11

Hi, Mark.
My great grandfather was John Thomas Marrows (b. circa 1833 Skirbeck, Lincs)who married Ellen Daft (b. 1838 Moorby) from Haltham on Bain/Moorby, Lincolnshire. John was variously listed as John or Thomas or John Thomas which has been rather confusing. The Dafts were quite well off, I think, owning land around Haltham, Wildmore Fen, Moorby and New York.I think Ellen was supposed to have married 'beneath her' as J.T. was a mere raiway porter. Oddly, her sister, Betsy, did the same, marrying Mowbray Smaller.
Ellen died in about 1887 and J.T. remarried, a Jane Towl (Towell?)who had a glass eye! They died within days of each other in 1925, both in their nineties.
Hope this is of interest.
Tim


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