Notorius "family" on Canvey

in the 1930's onwards

By Maurice Stewart-Ashley

Hi all

Trying to fill in some gaps of my mother's family.

She was "adopted" by a strange pair of women who moved with their large collection of kids to Canvey in the 30's sometime. I think the women's names were Lucy Williams or Rogers (she also used another surname!) and Auntie Rosie. Lucy was a sometimes seamstress who leased one or both of the old harbour cottages when she had some money, prior to that she rented and did moonlight flits from other houses including a house next to a dairy.

She died around 1958/9 and is buried in St Katherine's Churchyard.  

I believe the kids, especialy 4 of the boys ran wild and were in trouble with the police. 

Any of this make any sense to anybody out there? Please comment below.

This page was added by Maurice Stewart-Ashley on 18/05/2016.

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