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John Silvester (abt. 1796)

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John Silvester
Born about in Little Canfield, Essex, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 6 Mar 1821 in Dedham, Essex, Englandmap
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Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Mentioned in the letters of Thomas Carlyle ( Was a livery stable keeper and apparently supplied flies (a kind of carriage) to the philosopher and his wife, by whom he was known as 'Old Sylvester'.[1]

Any researcher into the name will need to be aware that the spelling of Silvester/Sylvester is almost entirely random, ad hoc changes occurring well into the 20th century.


Name: John Silvester Gender: Male Baptism Date: 9 Oct 1796 Baptism Place: Little Canfield, Essex, England Father: Edward Silvester Mother: Elizabeth FHL Film Number: 1471966 Essex, England, Select Church of England Parish Registers, 1518-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1900. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

Silvester John 1799 1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census St Luke Chelsea, Chelsea, London & Middlesex, England, letters of Thomas Carlyle.

Silvester John 1798 1871 England, Wales & Scotland Census St Luke, Chelsea, London & Middlesex, England

Letters of Thomas Carlyle


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