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so who was this bloke then ?

Post by jimmywizz » Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:13 pm

any ideas ? as the address is westoe village and at the time he must have been rich to live there
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 45062&rd=1

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Post by baldy.smith » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:24 pm

The address shown says Westoe which according to my old map covers the area between what is now Beach Road and Westoe Bridges. Westoe Village is marked as the village. There is also South Westoe which covers from Crossgate to Victoria Road. The Census of that period had my ancesters living in South Westoe. So I think that keeps us guessing as to where is actually was. As for the guy I have no idea, any connection with Marshall Wallis of the Road named Marshall Wallis??

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Post by jimmywizz » Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:20 am

thats what i was thinking about the road (Marshall Wallis) it has a good chance that it was named after this guys family

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Post by memor » Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:04 pm

I have grave doubts about authenticity of envelope.

Penny Black is upside down.

I not sure then but up to about thirty years ago Post Office would refuse to send mail if stamp was upside down.

It was considered an insult to the crown.
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Post by brian c » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:34 pm

I think it still applies with the GPO but I think these days its because the sorting machinery cant read it.
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Post by curly » Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:06 am

William Wallis was the grandson of Robert Wallis who opened a shipyard in South Shields in 1720, by 1847 the Wallis family were in partnership with Thomas Marshall and built their first ironclad ship "the Conside", and now you know where Marshall Wallis Road got it's name!

http://www.south-shields.pwp.blueyonder ... tory_1.htm

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Post by jimmywizz » Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:42 am

damm i wish i had bought that letter now

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Post by baldy.smith » Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:26 pm

There was also a Wallis Street which ran from Barrington Street to Coronation Street, not sure if it is still listed as such.

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Post by curly » Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:20 pm

Yes, it's still known as Wallis Street

http://multimap.co.uk/map/browse.cgi?cl ... imap.y=129

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