Thomas Plaisted is the starting point of my research at this time, I have never managed to get past him, to prove his birth or his parents. I do have his Will, which was probated in 1832, though as yet no burial place.
This is who I think he is at this stage.
Thomas John Plasted b. 14th Oct 1777 at St leonards, Shoreditch, London, the son of John & Ann Plasted, I am as yet unsure if the spelling of the surname is a transcript error or not.
Next we have Thomas Plaisted who married Lydia Wilkes on 10th June, 1797 at St Brides Fleetstreet, London. I know this is the correct line from working backward from what has already been researched. Thomas owned a Pub called "The Coppers Arms" and also known as "Plaisted Wine House". This pub is still standing at 120 High Street, Woolwich, Deptford, London, today it still has the coat of arms and names on the wall. The Pub was started in 1790, and at present I am trying to find out by whom, if it was Thomas or his father, if it was his father then this may help confirm who his parents are.
In Arthurs book, he has Thomas Plaisted born in Newnham, Gloucestershire, and married twice, his first wife been Mary Young. I proved this to be incorrect by finding both marriagaes. The Thomas Plaisted who married mary Young did so in 1798. As far as i am aware you can't marry your first wife after your 2nd. I am not sure what happend to this couple, though hope to find out one day
Thomas & Lydia had 10 children, 4 of those dying in infancy and 1 dying as a young child. Their first surving child was John Plaisted who was born on 7th April 1800. John was their third son. John is my childresn direct descendant. The rest of the children, including those who died are:-
Thomas b. 9th March 1878, St George the Martyr, Southwark, London. He died in December 1798.
Thomas b. 25th feb 1799, St George the Martyr, Southwark, London. He died in June 1799
John b. 7 Apr 1800, Southwark, London. he died on 4 May 1858 in East Melbourne, Australia.
Joseph b. Abt 1802, St George the Martyr, Southwark, London. He died January 1803.
Lydia b. Abt 1803, St George the martyr, Southwark, London. She died March 1805
Tabitha b. 25th Aug 1806 in Deptford, London. She died Dec 1863, Camberwell District, London.
Elizabeth b. 7th Mar 1809 Deptford, London. She died 7th March 1847, in Woolwich, London.
Thomas Wilkes Plaisted b. 21st July 1811, The Broadway, St Pauls, Deptford, London. he died on 4th January1886 at his home 222 Burrage Road, London
Lydia b. 9th Feb 1814, Deptford, London. She died 16th jan 1843, Woolwich, London.
Benjamin Ebenezer b. 31st Jan 1817, Deptford, London. he died 14th Feburary 1825, Deptford, London
I will try and explain how and what happened to the families of these children. Many went overseas. Only John of the original children left Englands shores and that was due to ill health. His story will be my next blog.