Andrew Benjamin Punch (1845)

parents Thomas Punch & Ann Brown

born 4 March 1845, Limehouse, London, England[2]
baptised 13 July 1845, St Anne's Church of England, Limehouse, London, England[2]


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St Anne's, Limehouse

 Thomas and Ann had both Andrew and his older sister, Isabella Eleanor born 1843, baptised together.

From St Anne's, Limehouse Parish Register[2]

In 1851, Andrew Benjamin and his family were living at 1 Ratcliff Street, Parish of St Anne's, Limehouse.  His father, Thomas, worked as a Shipwright. and his mother, Ann  was noted as a Storekeper, General Goods[1].  The children mentioned in thi census were:- Sarah (22 yrs), Charles (18 yrs), Eliza (16 yrs), Emily (12 yrs), Maria (10 yrs), Helena (8 yrs) and Andrew Benjamin (6 yrs).  Andrew was noted as a Scholar.

From the 1851 UK Census

In 1861, Ann and her last son, Andrew Benjamin were living at 8 Batson Street, Limehouse.  Ann was noted as the Head of the family, so it is presumed that Thomas had died by then.  No profession was stated for Andrew Benjamin[3].

 1861 UK Census

Andrew was only 17 years old when his mother died.

Nothing further is known about him.

  1. 1851 UK Census, HO / 107 / 1551
  2. St Anne's Limehouse Parish Records -
  3. 1861 UK Census, RG / 9 / 288 page 33