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3-5. The Stubbings of Cambridgeshire

~ 1840 - Brinkley, Cambridgeshire, England:

Elijah Stubbings, the fifth child of Charles and Sarah Stubbings, was born in Brinkley, Cambridgeshire, very early in 1840. Elijah seems to have been the only adventurous member of his family and sometime in his teens he left his family home in Brinkley and set out in search of his fortune. He may have initially spent some time in the London area, but by 1861, when he was twenty-one years of age, Elijah was a servant at the home of John Armstrong, a trainer [probably a horse or jockey trainer] at Epsom Down, in Epsom, Surrey. Mr. Armstrong had a large household of four family members, five apprentices, two servants and a lodger.

At the time that Elijah Stubbings was working for John Armstrong at Epsom Down, Sarah Rumsey, a thirty-one year old unwed mother, was living in the hamlet of Tadworth which is located about two and a half miles south of Epsom Downs race track. Sarah was working as a dressmaker and struggling to support her two young daughters.

Owner/SourceDon Roddy
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