Simon's Family History

FIFTH GENERATION


22. Thomas KEYS was christened on 25 Oct 1815 in Buckingham, Bucks1. He died on the 18th January 1890 in Leighton Buzzard4.

His occupations have been recorded as :-
Tin Plate Worker (1843 Marriage Certificate, 1864 PO Directory, 1890 Death Certificate)
Brazier (1841, 1851, 1871, 1881 Censuses)

Recorded addresses :-
Buckingham, BKM (Baptism 1815)
Jeffs Lane, Leighton Buzzard (1841 Census)
Leighton Buzzard, Bed (Marriage Certificate 1843)
Leck St, Leighton Buzzard, Bed (1851 Census & Daughter Sarah's Birth Certificate 1854)
Lamsey, Leighton Buzzard (1861 Census) [N.B. Lamsey now Church St.]
North Street, Leighton Buzzard (1864 Post Office Trade Directory)
Charles St Tring, Herts (1871 Census)
34 Charles St, Tring (1881 Census)
Ashwell St, Leighton Buzzard (1890 Death Certificate)

He was married to Mary Ann GILBERT on 2 Nov 1843 in Leighton Buzzard, Beds3.

23. Mary Ann GILBERT was born about Aug 1816 in Leighton Buzzard, Beds. She was christened on 1 Sep 1816 in Leighton Buzzard, Beds1. She died on the 5th April 1903 in Leighton Buzzard5.

Mary Ann was a widow when she married Thomas Keys. Her first husband was Abraham Smith whom she married on the 1 October 1840 in Leighton Buzzard1&2. He died and was buried on the 12 June 1842 in Leighton Buzzard aged 22 years1.

Recorded addresses :-
Leighton Buzzard, Bed (Baptism 1816 & Marriage Certificate 1843)
Parrott's Piece, Leighton Buzzard (1841 Census)
Leck St, Leighton Buzzard, Bed (1851 Census & Daughter Sarah's Birth Certificate 1854)
Charles St Tring, Herts (1871 Census)
34 Charles St, Tring (1881 Census)
Ashwell St, Leighton Buzzard (1891 Census)
21 Ashwell St, Leighton Buzzard (1901 Census, 1903 Death Certificate)

Children were:

child i. William KEYS was born about 1845 in Leighton Buzzard. He was recorded in the 1881 census as a Grocer in Leighton Buzzard.
child ii. Edward KEYS was born about 1849 in Leighton Buzzard. He was recorded in the 1881 census as a Railway Guard in Islington, London.
child iii. Mary Ann KEYS was born about 1851 in Leighton Buzzard. She was recorded in the 1881 census as a Straw Bonnet Sewer in Leighton Buzzard.
child11 iv. Sarah Jane KEYS was born on 11 Apr 1854 in Leighton Buzzard, Beds.
child v. Annie M KEYS was born about 1857. She was buried in Leighton Buzzard on the 24 April 1874 aged 17 years (recorded as a resident of Tring in the Burial Register.)
child vi. Thomas ? KEYS was born about 1857 in Bedfordshire. He was recorded in the 1881 census as a Carman in Dartford, Kent.
(May not be a child of this family.)
child vii. Jane Elizabeth KEYS was born about 1864 in Leighton Buzzard. She was recorded in the 1881 census as a School Teacher Monitor in Leighton Buzzard. She was incorrectly recorded in the 1881 census as Elizabeth instead of Jane Elizabeth.

Sources :-
1. Parish Register - locations as stated in text above.
2 Marriage Certificate - Mary Ann Gilbert & Abraham Smith - 1840, Dec Q, Leighton Buzzard, 6-153.
3. Marriage Certificate - Thomas Keys & Mary Ann Smith nee Gilbert - 1843, Dec Q, Leighton Buzzard, 6-153.
4. Thomas' Death Certificate - 1890, Mar Q, Leighton Buzzard, 3b-246.
5. Mary's Death Certificate - 1903 Jun Q Leighton Buzzard 3b-223
6. Census returns :-
      1841 - HO107/5/21/f.9/p.13
      1851 - HO107/1756/f.180/p.25
      1861 - RG9/1005/f.93/p.21
      1871 - RG10/1391/f.10/p.11
      1881 - RG11/1448/f.42/p.13
      1891 - RG12/1264/f.73/p.15
      1901 - RG13/1508/f.33/p.15


 

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