Familysearch.org: found that this EDWARD, carried the second name of Saint George, but in latter family records/events this Saint George is dropped from any entry... One can assume that Edward was baptised/christened in the parish of St George and was named as such as the church of the same name had only been built five years earlier. The accompanying photo is of the Church St George an Anglican Church in London’s East-End. It was originally built from 1714 to1729. The name of the church was also the parish for the surrounding area, until subsumed into Metropolitan Borough of Stepney and abolished in 1927.
1841 has this Edward and family including our Thomas living at 5 Webb Street in the Parish of Saint Olaves, in the Borough of Southwark, Surrey: Edward [at this date - 45] has an occupation recorded as a “Fellowship Porter”, & mother Maria  home duties. At this date they have six children living with them, Emma  who appears to be a dressmaker, son Edward  a Bricklayer, Jane , Hannah , our Thomas , and Charles ...
We have also found via original Parish Records that there were other children: Mary Maria [who would have been 25] and Caroline , both of whom had obviously moved on, They also had a brother William [born in 1825 who had died in 1826], an Amelia [birth date of about 1827] who married in 1860 at 33 years old. She would have been 14 at census date  but is not listed at the address [confusing].
Thomas’s older sister Caroline Machin b1821 is of particular interest: Caroline, married Robert Phillip Simmons [in 1843] and they, with their then, 2 children, immigrated to Melbourne 1850’s. Caroline & Robert go on and bear another five children here in Sandridge [Port Melbourne]. Robert Phillip is to die in 1881 and Caroline soon after in 1882, both had been residing at Trafalgar Cottages, Smith Street, Emerald Hill, [that is now, South Melbourne proper].
Parish Baptism Entries of some of Edward's first eight children have their address shown as the "Maze", the address of their last child, Charles's [b1839], entry is 5 Webb St. On these earlier Baptism records Edward's occupation, is listed as a "Fishmonger" this up until 1839. Later on, in the census records, Edward's occupation is as a Fellowship Porter: The full-time porters were regulated by the City of London, and divided into two groups, the Fellowship Porters, who carried "measurable" goods (grain, coal, salt and the like. And no doubt Fish) on and off ships moored in the Thames, the others Ticket Porters who carried other goods... An example of Fellowship employment was by Barclay Perkins's Anchor brewery in Southwark, by the Thames, taking on up to 140 Fellowship Porters at a time to unload the malt barges.
Let us, visit the neighbourhood in which this family lived, Webb Street, Southwark: Southwark is a Borough that sits on the south side of the river Thames, opposite the City of London proper. In 1550 Southwark became part of the Greater City of London today it includes such landmarks as Waterloo Railway Station [built 1848]. A Laneway called “The Maze” ran for a hundred meters south from Tooley Street roughly following the now route of Weston St. Webb Street ran for about 150 meters east of Weston to Bermondsey Street. They were directly under what is now the London Bridge Railway Station. Consequently neither The Maze nor Webb Street’s still exist, but part of Weston Street currently forms a road tunnel under the [current 2013] station…
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