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Friday, March 14, 2014


On UK Ancestry found entries in a London business directory for sisters Miss Phoebe Mawbey and Miss Amelia Mawbey, both living at 51 Myddleton Street, Clerkwell.
Phoebe was a stay and corset maker and Amelia, a dressmaker.
They were the only two daughters of Samuel Sam(p)son Mawbey and Phoebe Davis, married 24 August 1815.
Phoebe was born 1820 and Amelia, the youngest of five children, 1827.
One of their brothers was Evan John Mawbey born 1824.
He may have been related to John Evan Mawbey, a compositor at The Times of London newspaper, who drowned at Parramatta, west of Sydney, Australia in August 1859.
Samuel Sampson Mawbey was also a compositor on The Times.