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Mystery Monday – Kate Mack

Kate Mack was the first wife of Robert Reuby. They were married on 7 August 1893, at St Stephens Church, Walworth, London. Their marriage certificate shows her age as 22, so she would have been born around 1871. She is listed as a spinster, with no profession. Robert is shown as a bachelor. Her father … Continue reading

Black Sheep Sunday – uttering counterfeit coin

On May 18, 1885 Philip Reuby appeared at the Old Bailey accused of issuing counterfeit coin. He was only 17 at the time, and was recommended to mercy by the jury who felt he may have been duped himself. His sentence was twelve months hard labour. This page and the transcript both show the mis-spelling … Continue reading

Surname Saturday – Reuby

Reuby is my husband’s family name, and I have about 55  in my tree, the oldest being Philip, born in Ireland in 1814. It’s often mis-spelled, and Philip’s surname was spelled Rubie in the records I’ve found. Considering the mis-spellings that come through my letter box every day, I can’t complain about the variations I … Continue reading

Born: Holloway Fire Station

My husband’s great-grandfather, Philip Reuby, was born in Cork, and moved to London sometime before 1861. The 1881 census shows him as a fireman, and several of his children are shown as being born in Holloway Fire Station. As can be seen in this modern photo, there was accommodation above –  as this was only … Continue reading