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John Dormay

John Dormay

Person  Male  Born 29/11/1802  Died 19/3/1881

Churchwarden of All Saints Church, Wandsworth in 1841. Andrew Behan has researched this man:

John Dormay was born on 29 November 1802 in Wandsworth, the son of Peter Dormay and Jane Dormay née Burrill. His father was a Coal Merchant and Lighterman. On 26 December 1802 he was baptised at All Saints Church, Wandsworth. His mother died and his father was remarried on 3 June 1809 to a Susannah Killick at St Anne's Church, Soho.

On 3 March 1819 he was made an apprentice for seven years to Edward Martin Leforte to learn the art of a Barge Builder. On 8 July 1826 he married Elizabeth Chatting at the church of St Stephen Walbrook in the City of London and they went on to have two sons and a daughter. The 1840 edition of Pigot & Co's Wandsworth Directory shows him to be a Coal Merchant at Bell Lane, Wandsworth and this is confirmed with Electoral Registers from 1840 to 1844 showing him to be a Freeholder of a Wharf and Premises at Bell Lane. The 1841 census states that he, together with his wife and daughter, also called Elizabeth, were living in a house on the north side of the Plain, Wandsworth.

He, together with his wife and two sons, John P. Dormay and Peter D. Dormay, are listed in the 1851 census at the same address, but by the time of the 1861 census they are all shown as living at 10 Plain, Wandsworth. The 1871 census states that he was now a widower and a Gas Manufacturer, living at The Plain, Wandsworth with two servants. Probate records show that he died at The Plain, Wandsworth, aged 78 years, on 19 March 1881 and his personal estate was valued at under £300.

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