Early London days

The information in the birth and death certificates of Edward and Priscilla’s children give the place of abode of the couple. Edward was a merchant in Lad Lane and in the early 1770’s was in partnership with several other men. In 1772 their place of abode was Lad Lane, St Lawrence and by 1775 it is given as Clements Court, Milk Street. These two streets were very close to each other and intersect. Following is a link to a 1775 map of the area http://mapco.net/bowles1775/bowles07_01.htm#image

Unfortunately in 1775 the business was burgled and in 1779 it went into  bankruptcy.

See the following :

 http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t17751206-45&div=t17751206-45 and http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=074-acc0953&cid=1-2#1-2

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