Joseph Gordon

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Born: Died: Married: Mary Healey Mother: Father: Samuel Gordon Descendant:
Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921

Joseph Gordon was born in around 1809 in Wapping, Middlesex. He was a mariner and labourer.

He subsequently married Mary Healey in the last quarter of 1860. She was born in around 1828 in Cork Ireland.


Birth

One Joseph Gordon was born on the 14th June 1812 in Gun Alley, Wapping, and baptised on the 18th October 1812 at St John, Wapping, Green Bank, Middlesex.

His father was called Samuel Gordon and was a seaman. His mother's first name was Mary.


First Marriage

He married a Mary who was born in around 1810 in the parish of St George in the East, London, Middlesex.

On the night of 30 March 1851 Joseph Gordon and his wife Mary were living at 4 Plough Alley, Wapping. In the Burroughs of Tower Hamlets, and the parish of Saint George in the East. They had no children listed as being with them, which begs the question, where was their daughter Mary? Don't worry for her, she reappears in the 1861 census. It's likely they just forgot to include her. Joseph was listed as a labourer.

Children

He had the following children:

  • Mary Gordon, born around 1849 in St George (in the East).
  • Samuel Gordon, born on the 17th April 1855 at 11 Plough Alley, St George (In the East), Middlesex.
  • Hannah Gordon, born around 1858 at 11 Plough Alley, St George (in the East)

At the same time (1855) as Joseph was recorded in the church registers as living at 11 Plough Alley, so was a couple called James and Susannah Wenden (he was a shoemaker). From the census it appears the houses in Plough Alley were split into multiple dwellings). The Wenden's were already living at number 11 in 1851, when the Gordons were recorded as being at number 4. Any by searching for the Wendens in the 1861 census we find the Gordons, who have been mis-recorded as Gordings.



Hannah Gordan, St Geo East, 1c 466

Second Marriage

Joseph Gordon married Mary Healey on the 1st December 1860 at the parish church of St Leonard, Shoreditch.


1860. Marriage solemnized at this parish church in the parish of St Leonard Shoreditch in the County of Middlesex
When Married. Name and Surname. Age Condition. Rank or Profession Residence at the Time of Marriage Father's Name and Surname Rank or Profession of Father
1 December 1860 Joseph Gordon 46 Widower Mariner 16 Union St. Samuel Gordon Mariner
Mary Healey 31 Spinster Servant 8 Union St. Daniel Healey Labourer
Married in the parish church according to the Rites and Ceremonies by, or after banns by me, R.S.L.Brockman B.A. Curate
This marriage was solemnized between us + the mark of Joseph Gordon In the Presence of us Henry Wilton
+ the mark of Mary Healey Emily Wilton


So, on the night of 7th April 1861 Joseph Gordon and his second wife Mary Healey were living at 11 Plough Alley, Wapping. In the Burroughs of Tower Hamlets, and the parish of Saint George in the East. They had his three children with them, Mary (12), Samuel (6) and Hannah (3). Joseph was still listed as a labourer.

Death

Other References

The marriage of Joseph Gordon to Mary Healey was registered in Shoreditch in Oct/Nov/Dec 1860 (vol:1c page:537).

  • 1850 - Joseph Charles Gordon born to Joseph Gordon and Elizabeth Ann 6 Cross Keys Mews St Marylebone, Middlesex.
  • 1857 Joseph William Gordon born to Joseph William Gordon and Susannah in 2 Cumberland, Hackney Road, Shoreditch.
  • 1859 Matilda Alice Gordon born to Joseph Gordon and Matilda Ann, 2 Lower Green Alley. St George in the east.
  • 1861 John Gordon born to Joseph Gordon (blacksmith) and Matilda Ann, 4 Churches Gardens. St George in the east.
  • 1863 Mary Ann Gordon born to Joseph Gordon (blacksmith) and Matilda Ann, 4 Churches Gardens. St George in the east.