James Edward Corne 1887 married Lily Thomas (General)

by Woodcroft48, Thursday, January 10, 2019, 16:36 (1271 days ago) @ Jefff

Thank you to everyone who has responded so quickly. I did think it was odd that a 4 year old from London would be a lodger in Tidenham. However, it does sort of fit with family “rumours” that James was the illegitimate child of a young lady from a local Chepstow well to do family and her music teacher! My grandmother used to say that James was placed in the care of 2 people in Tutshill and they were paid by James’s mother’s family to bring him up as their own. When the mother died, my great grandmother, Lily Thomas, had a visit from the mother’s solicitor as she’d left James money in her will. I am told the solicitor was despatched with a flea in his ear.
Whether any of this is true is anyone’s guess but it would be great to find out where we actually come from.
I visited the Metropolitan Archives on Monday and searched through the Camberwell workhouse infirmary records but to no avail.

Kind regards,


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