Showing posts with label Tiff. Show all posts
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Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Joseph Tiff and Eliza Blazey

Lane leading to a farm in Badby, Northamptonshire
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Ian Rob - geograph.org.uk/p/104464

Joseph Tiff and Eliza Blazey married, in 1876, in Kensington, London. Eliza, born 1851, was the daughter of Francis Stephen Blazey and Hannah Minns and younger sister of Francis Robert BlazeySamuel Blazey and my 2x great-grandmother, Hannah Blazey. Joseph, who was the son of John Tiff or Tift and Ann Watkins, was baptised on 6 Dec 1846, in Badby, Northamptonshire.

In 1861, Joseph (14), one of 7 siblings still at home in Badby, like his father was employed as an Agricultural Labourer. His elder brother, Thomas, was a blacksmith. By 1871, Joseph (24) servant unemployed, was lodging with a William Potter from Suffolk, at Adam St, Marylebone, London.

In 1881, Joseph Tiff (32) Green grocer and his wife Eliza (31) were living at 9, Union Terrace, Kensington, London with Francis Blazey (13) - Eliza's bother Samuel's eldest son - employed as their Shop boy.

And in 1891, still at Union Terrace, Kensington, were Joseph Tiff (42) Green grocer, Eliza (40), with four of their nephews: Frances Blazey (25) Dock Labourer; Walter White (21) Shop Porter (Hannah's son); Alfred Blazey (21) (Samuel's younger son) also a Dock Labourer and Joseph Tiff (11) from Badby, Northamptonshire, clearly the son of one of Joseph's brothers.

This couple don't appear to have had children of their own, but look to have played an important role in the lives of their nephews.

There is a record showing that Joseph Tiff died, aged 46, in 1894. 

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