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TENCH OR TENCHE OR OTHER SPELLINGS

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Re: TENCH OR TENCHE OR OTHER SPELLINGS

Posted: 4 Nov 2012 3:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
The best way is to go back from yourself and explore all the twigs of your family tree, trying to connect previous names forward is notoriously difficult

There may be no connection at all but casting around for any TENCH with a West Indies connestion I found :-

1881 England Census about Thomas M. Tench
Name: Thomas M. Tench
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Katherine Tench
Gender: Male
Where born: Bs, West Indies
Civil parish: St Marys Islington
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address: 40 Herslet Road
Condition as to marriage: Married
Occupation: Wine Merchant Cellarman
Registration district: Islington
Sub-registration district: Islington East
ED, institution, or vessel: 68a
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 269
Folio: 95
Page Number: 3
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas M. Tench 36
Katherine Tench 31
Florence K. Tench 6
Stanley H. Tench 3
Ada Tench

RG11; Piece: 269; Folio: 95; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341058.
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The aboves marriage

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
Name: Thomas Michael
[Thomas Michael Michael]
[Thomas Tench]
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Age: 28
Spouse Name: Katherine Hatt
Spouse Age: 22
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 31 Jul 1873
Parish: Kentish Town St John the Baptist
Borough: Camden
Father Name: John Alexander Lench
Spouse Father Name: James Hatt
Register Type: Parish Register

London Metropolitan Archives, Saint John The Baptist, Kentish Town, Register of marriages, P90/JNB, Item 023.
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In 1901 Thomas M TENCH is age 54 manager Celler Dept Spices ? ? worker born Trinidad British West Indies in St Andrews Holborn, married but on his own at 6 Chapel street

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In 1911 Thomas Michael TENCH is enumerated (in his own hand) as being born 1845, place of birth = Born in the Island of Trinidad Imdini? Street Port of Spain - British Subject
Occupation is very hard to read, Clerk Returns? ??? Spice ??? unim? St Blackfriars 35 years
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Katherines death reg

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006 about Katherine Tench
Name: Katherine Tench
Birth Date: abt 1850
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1923
Age at Death: 73
Registration district: Croydon
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 2a
Page: 422

And Thomas

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006 about Thomas M Tench
Name: Thomas M Tench
Birth Date: abt 1846
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1925
Age at Death: 79
Registration district: Camberwell
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1d
Page: 532

There were also a few entries in the Slave Registers which you may want to check out

Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 about George Pwier
Name: George Pwier
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1803
Age: 17
Nationality: Creole
Gender: Male
Parish: Port Royal
Colonial Dependency: Jamaica
Owner Name: Edward Tench
Record Date: 1820

All of the above are on Ancestry , you might try the same tactic with your other names

There are other possibles with both names

NJO Cornwall (UK)
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