Location: Stepney, London, England
Surnames/tags: Hall Reeves Hills
See this profile Hall-13669 which explains part of the 'mystery'.
Mary was born at 122 Ernest Street, Mile End Road, Stepney, London E1 in April 1898 but we have never been able to find out the circumstances of her birth, or the significance of this address, A little research around this area may go some way to solving the mystery, but we are far from knowing the truth as yet.
Jack Reeves, Mary's uncle, had a ring with Hannah Carless engraved on it but no one in the family knew who Hannah Carless was or where the ring came from originally. With this in mind I searched Ernest Street for the name Carless and found Henry Augusts. Carless listed at 135 Ernest Street. He was a beer retlr. listed in 1898 and also in 1899 but by 1900 Robert Crisp had the business at 135 Ernest Street. Previously in 1897 John Jennings was there. Henry Aususts. carless is not listed at all at Ernest Street in the 1900s but previously to 1898, though not in 1897, he is listed as beer retalr. e.g. in 1897 at 202 Mile End Road.. and in 1890 at 16 Tetley Road, Bromley E.
Mary's Gt. Grandmother, Mary Ann Reeves was listed in Duckett Street when Henry Carless was in Ernest Street and Duckett Street was/is off Ernest Street.
I wonder if anyone can find a connection?