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Notes for William Billing and Elizabeth Delahoy

"When your grandmother and I visited Bledlow we went to "The Hall" where she lived as "The Squire's Lady," and I saw the room where your father was born, the church where he was christened, and we came across some of your grandmother's old servants, who still addressed her as 'My Lady.' The squire was much older and he used to ride on horseback over all his domains... but one day he was thrown over the saddle, hurt himself in some way, was sent on a sailing vessel to recruit [recoup?], died and was buried at sea, and some months later your father was born, and later your grandmother sold out her possessions in Bledlow, and went back to her people in London. That's the story as I remember hearing it." [1]

1831 Eliza Delahoy and William Billing, Marriage: 13 July 1831, Saint Alphege, Greenwich, Kent, England [2]

"In reply to your letter of the 20th ultimo:, I have made enquiry and find that a marriage was solemized at the Parish Church of St Alfege, Greenwich on the 13th of July 1831, between William Billing, of Bledlow, Bucks, Widower, and Eliza Delahoy, of the Parish of Greenwich, Spinster. The marriage ceremony was performed by J.S. Masters, Curate. The names of the witnesses who signed the Register were John Omer, Elizabeth Moore, Sophia Delahoy, and Charlotte Delahoy." [3]

1833 Born 11 Jan, bapt 31 Mar, Frederick son of William & Eliza Billing, Bledlow, Farmer [4]

Footnotes:

[1] Family Document, Letter to Edith Miles from her aunt Ella Cushman Davis, 19 Apr 1908, Louisville.

[2] FamilySearch.org, citing FHL 0254592. Bishop's transcripts, 1801-1866 Church of England. St. Alphege's Church (Greenwich, Kent), [FamilySearch_Record].

[3] Family Document, Letter to Edith Miles, 3231 Forest Avenue, Chicago, Illinois from Francis Robinson, Town Clerk, Borough of Greenwich, 15 June 1908.

[4] Transcriptions of the parish records of Bledlow, Buckinghamshire, [Link].


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