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In about 1834 Eades and Young again opened up additional premises, this time at 25 Fore Street, Limehouse, near Ropemakers Fields brewery. Limehouse and Rotherhithe on the opposite side of the river, being near Stave Dock in the timber docks, were the principal centres for hoop benders.
On 6th February 1835 James and Lucy Gander's first child, Thomas William, was born. He was baptised on the 8th March in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, although their address in the register is given as 'All Hallows the Great, Upper Thames Street'.
St. Botolph's is only a few hundred yards from St. Katherine Cree Church, where James and Lucy were married only 15 months previously, so perhaps James was again in the area temporarily.
Their next recorded move was to 5 Duke Shore Alley, Limehouse, where their daughter Louisa Ann was born on 28th August 1837. James was probably working nearby at Eades and Young's Fore Street premises.
2.2 LIFE IN UPPER THAMES STREET
and Lucy Gander were back in Upper Thames Street by April 1838 possibly
living at No. 171, nearly opposite No. 82. Their daughter Louisa
Ann died this month and was buried on 27th, as were her grandparents
and uncle in 1825, in All Hallows the Great churchyard.
About this time, William and Sarah Wesson and their daughter Frances Elizabeth moved into No. 171 with James and Lucy Gander and family. They had been living at No. 189 where their son Abi Alexander had just died and in June shortly after this move, their other child Frances Elizabeth died.
On 13th May 1839 James and Lucy Gander had another daughter, Lucy Jane. A week later