Margaret Smith/DILLON 1822-1915

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Born St George in the East ~ 1821-1823

"Afraid I don't know the reason for a name change. Do remember mums cousin (Aunt Cis) telling me that this lady (Dillon) had a shoe repair shop at Aldgate Station".

1821. A Margaret Dillon baptised 22/4/1821, born 29/10/1820 to James, carpenter, & Jane , address Lower Cornwell St , St Geo in the East . On the same day, William Dillon, born 1816 was baptised. Earlier , in 1802, James Dillon was born & baptised; in 1804/5 Thomas Dillon was born/baptised; 1810 James Dillon was born & baptised; in 1812 & 1814 William Dillon was born & baptised, father a soldier, address St Marylebone. And James Dillon 1818 & John Dillon 1823 were baptised together in 1824, father a carpenter, abode Lower Cornwell St , St Geo in the East -Ancestry

I have a feeling this is she, She does call her 2nd daughter Jane and her 2nd son Thomas James

No marriage on Ancestry London marriages or in Cornwall of a James to a Jane

As at least 3 of 'her' children ( Jane 1849, William Henry 1856 & Charles Frederick 1859) were born to Margaret Dillon, but 1861 George's mother was Margaret Smith . Neither of these 2 actually married John Howson

3 other children, John W 1846, Margaret 1848 and Thomas James 1852, baptised Whitechapel, father a saddler, are just NOT registered!

Margaret Dillon, 20, female servant, in Wapping, Tower Hamlests in the 1841C

And a Jane Dillon, b.1791, admitted, destitute, to Tower Hamlets Workhouse from Grays Buildings on 27/11/1851; dies there 22/11/1859, Marylebone Dec 1859. She, 64, in Grays Buildings as a visitor in the house of Ann Kell, 51, widow, , b. Cornwall, in 1851C . Not found in 1841C, but again Workhouse admission 15/3/1840 to 19/5/1841 for a Jane Dillon born 1778!- Ancestry

ALSO a Margaret Smith, b.Mddx, 21, dressmaker, living Stepney, Whitechapel in 1841C,! . But once widowed our Margaret works as a Laundress and a Charwoman rather than doing dress making!

Not found a 1840-1846 marriage on bmd

1842-1846. Margaret Smith / Dillon took John Howson as a common law husband

1849 Jane Howson, born 21/11/1849- mother Dillon, , & Thomas James Howson , born 30/12/1851, were baptised 22/8/1852 to John, saddler, & Margaret in Whitechapel , address Chamber Street -FMP. No bmd reg for Thomas James

1851C. John Howson, 45, jockey carriage driver, was living Chamber Street, St Mary Whitechapel with his 'wife', Margaret, & 3 children

John Howson Head Of Family Married Male 45 1806 Jockey Carriage Driver Hoxton, Middlesex, England
Margaret Howson Wife Married Female 31 1820 - St George in the East, Middlesex, England
John Howson - - Male 5 1846 At Home St George in the East, Middlesex, England
Margaret Howson - - Female 3 1848 At Home Aldgate, Middlesex, England
Jane Howson - - Female 1 1850 - Whitechapel, Middlesex, England

1861C. John Howson, 54, hackney carriage driver, was living 11 Davies Building, Whitechapel with his wife, Margaret, & 7 children- mistranscribed on FMP!

John Hanson Husband Married Male 54 1807 Hackney Carriage Driver Hexton, Middlesex, England
Margaret Hanson Wife Married Female 41 1820 - St George in the East, Middlesex, England
John Hanson Son Unmarried Male 15 1846 Laborer St George in the East, Middlesex, England
Margaret Hanson Daughter Unmarried Female 13 1848 School Whitechapel, Middlesex, England
Jane Hanson Daughter Unmarried Female 11 1850 School Whitechapel, Middlesex, England
Thomas Hanson Son Unmarried Male 9 1852 School Whitechapel, Middlesex, England
William Hanson Son - Male 5 1856 School Whitechapel, Middlesex, England
Charles Hanson Son - Male 2 1859 - Whitechapel, Middlesex, England
... Hanson Son - Male 0 1861 - Whitechapel, Middlesex, England

1861. George Howson was born Whitechapel Jun 1861 to John & Margaret - her maiden name given as Smith on FMP & is indeed on his b.c- see his page ., He was baptised 2/5/1861 at Goodman's Fields St Mark, Tower Hamlets to John, saddler, & Margaret, address McFarlene? Buildings

1864. Her husband, John Howson , stated age 56, , died 27/4/1864 at Davies Buildings, Whitechapel Whitechapel Jun 1864

1871C. Margart Howson, 46, widow, laundress, b. Whitechapel ,was living Gowers Walk Davis Building, Whitechapel with 6 children

Margaret Howson Head - Female 46 1825 landress- Whitechapel, Middlesex, England
John W Howson Son - Male 25 1846 printer unemployed- Middlesex, England
Jane Howson Daughter - Female 21 1850 waistcoatmaker- Middlesex, England
Thomas J Howson Son - Male 19 1852 paperfolder- Middlesex, England
William Howson Son - Male 15 1856 cigarmaker- Middlesex, England
Charles Howson Son - Male 12 1859 - Middlesex, England
George Howson Son - Male 9 1862 - Middlesex, England


1881C. Margaret Howson, 60, charwoman, was living 3 Tenter Street West, Whitechapel with 2 sons

Margaret Howson Head Widow Female 60 1821 Charwoman St George in the East, Middlesex, England
Charles Howson Son Single Male 22 1859 Warehouseman Whitechapel, Middlesex, England
George Howson Son Single Male 19 1862 Ironmongers Assistant Whitechapel, Middlesex, England

1891C. Margaret Howson, 70, no occupation , was living Worley Court, Aldgate

Margaret Howson Head Widow Female 70 1821 - London, Middlesex,St Geo in East

1901C. Margaret Howson, 75, no occupation , was living 25 Newnham Street, Whitechapel

Margaret Howson Head Widow Female 75 1826 - St George in the East, Middlesex, England

1909.Margaret Hawson was living 4 Tenter Street Whitechapel -London Electoral Registers

1911C. Margaret Howson, 90, no occupation , was living 4 Tenter Street Whitechapel in 1 room

Margaret Houson Head Widow Female 90 1821 - London

1915. Margaret Howson, 92, died Stepney Mar 1915. No burial on FMP



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