I'm trying to locate the earlier details i.e. details of early life before connecting with Michael Dowden for Hannah. Michael is my 4th great grandfather. He married Sarah Fullmer on 30 Aug. 1822 and the had 3 children - Samuel Edward, Sarah Ann and Catherine. I am satisfied with what I have on the 3 children. He is with wife and and children in 1841 at Cobourg Row and his wife died in 4th q. 1841 and was buried 26 Dec. in St, Mary, Whitechapel. In 1851 he is with his mother Sarah Dowden and daughter Catherine - H0107/1577/184/17 - occupation Beer Shop keeper. With him is Hannah named as his wife. She was aged 48 and gave her place of birth as Helrop [sic] Gloucestershire I went looking for a marriage prior to 1851 and all I could find was the one in 1822. Expanding the search I found a marriage that happened 22 Jun. 1858 to a Hannah Mills. The marriage certificate indicates both were widowed at the time of marriage. Hannah named her father as William Merchant a General Dealer. I have not been able to find her baptism. I have not been able to find a marriage to a Mr. Mills. I have a possible census reference for 1841 - H0107/353/5/58/38 - in Cheltenham, Gloucs. with 2 daughters Esther and Teresa. I have found several baptisms for both Esther and Teresa but none seem to fit and I cannot these 2 girls after 1841 - not that they are overly important at this stage. Hannah Merchant/Mills/Dowden died in 4th q. 1859 and was buried in Brompton Cemetery, London 19 Dec. 1859.