Showing posts with label Shipwright. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shipwright. Show all posts

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

John Benbow Gabbedy and Isabella Cleghorn

St Bride, Fleet Street, London EC4 - East end
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © John Salmon -

John Benbow Gabbedy, son of John Gabbdey and Elizabeth Travally, married Isabella Cleghorn, daughter of Anthony Cleghorn and Margaret Jane Murray on 28 Apr 1795 at St Bride's ChurchFleet Street - the church with the famous "wedding cake" spire, designed by Sir Christopher Wren

Quite what any of my Eastenders were doing "up west", I have no idea.

John and Isabella had at least six children:
  1. William Anthony Gabbedey b. 1796, bap. at St Dunstan's, Stepney
  2. John Cleghorn Gabbedey b. 1798, bap. at St Mary Magdalene Woolwich
  3. Margaret Elizabeth Gabbedey b. 1800, bap. at St Mary Magdalene Woolwich
  4. Charles Gabbedey b. 1803, bap. 1812 at St Dunstan's, Stepney
  5. Henry Ralph Gabady (sic) b. 1807, bap. 1808 at St Dunstan's, Stepney
  6. Anne Elizabeth Gabbaday, b. 23 Feb 1811, bap. at St Anne's Limehouse on 14 Apr 1811

In 1807, John Benbow Gabbedy's occupation, like his father's, is listed as Shipwright. By 1811, he's listed as a Mariner, living in Gill Street, Limehouse. It seems a strange career change at any time, when he already had a skill and the more so as he'll have already been 40 years old. There has to be a story behind this, but no obvious record to look for or means of uncovering it.

John Benbow Gabbedy's second name is his grandmother's, Elizabeth Benbow, maiden name. Could she have been related to Admiral John Benbow?

John Benbow Gabbedy seemingly died in 1841 and Isabella on 20 Feb 1852.

St Anne, Limehouse - Interior
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © John Salmon -

Monday, 19 April 2021

John Gabbdey and Elizabeth Travally

St Dunstan & All Saints, Stepney - East end
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © John Salmon -

John Gabbdey married Elizabeth Travally, daughter of Winnall Travally and Elizabeth Benbow at the church of St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, on 11 Jun 1769. John Gabbdey was born on 20 July 1745 and baptised on 11 Aug 1745 at St Anne's Limehouse, the son of Henry Gabbdey and Ann Stewart. This pair of my 5th great-grandparents married, by licence, and, witnessing the marriage were the bride's father, Winnall Travally and a James Bryant. 

Information suggests that John and Elizabeth had four children: 
  1. William Travally Gabbedy b. 1770 in Limehouse, London
  2. John Benbow Gabbedy b. 1771 in Risby's Rope Walk, Limehouse, London
  3. Thomas Gabbady b. 1773 in Risby's Rope Walk, Limehouse, London
  4. Esther Gabbedy b. 1775 in Limekiln Hill, Limehouse, London
In 1771, John Gabbdey's occupation is listed as Shipwright.

John Gabbdey must have died before 1781, because the widowed Elizabeth Gabbedy remarried, at St George in the East, to Edward Penfold on 7 Aug 1781. Witnesses were R Soper and, again, the bride's father, Winnall Travally.

Marriage of John Gabbdey and Elizabeth Travally

Please expect changes to these pages from time to time as we find new data or new records become available. You may like to use Follow That Page, a change detection service that sends you an email when web pages have changed.

If you're related to any of the people written about, I'm guessing you'll recognise them from the surnames. If you are, do please get in touch.