From the Family Tree Forum Reference Library

Researching the following names.

Butcher - originating in the Thatcham area they moved to Lambeth in 1820's and then onto Hackney in 1850's.


Joseph Butcher b1866 Haggerston London. The photo dates c1908


John Butcher b1890, my grandfather with my godmother, Edith c1914

Dibley - originating in Thatcham, moved to Lambeth in early 1800's.

Moore - from Shoreditch, St Luke's, Hackney. The earlier generations were in the watchmaking trade.

Wheeler - from Bethnal Green, Spitalfields and Hackney.


My maternal grandparents, Arthur and Hannah Wheeler (nee Webster) c1915

Webster - from Spitalfields, Whitechapel, Bethnal Green. Two of the earliest generations found so far were 'hairdressers/perfumers'

Jones - from Shoreditch. There are a couple of generations of 'James Jones' who are upholsterers. Have come to a halt with this line as James Jones married a Mary Ann at St Leonards, Shoreditch but there are two marriages with the same names in the Parish Records and I can't tell which is the correct one!!

Benzing - probably originating in Germany I've yet to find the link. Christian Benzing married in St Mary's Whitechapel early 1800's. He was a clockmaker.

Piercy - Spitalfields, Bethnal Green. All weavers, family 'legend' is that they were Huguenots but I've yet to find evidence.


And the latest twig on my tree - my first grandchild, Alice!