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John STILLAge: 45 years17831828

Name
John STILL
Birth 1783
Note: Age taken from death record.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary STILL
July 4, 1808 (Age 25 years)
Note: The parish entry in the St Mary Magdalene parish of Richmond, Surrey states:
Birth of a daughter
#2
Sarah STILL
January 1810 (Age 27 years)
Note: London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
Birth of a son
#3
John STILL
August 25, 1811 (Age 28 years)
Note: The following entry from the parish records of St Mary Le Strand in Middlesex is thought to be for J…
Birth of a son
#4
William STILL
January 7, 1815 (Age 32 years)
Note: It is believed that this entry from the parish records of St Mary Le Strand, Westminster in London i…

Occupation
Coal Porter

Note: In the marriage record of John Still Jr on Aug 26, 1838 it states that John Still Sr. was a coal porter. The baptism records of William, John and James Still also state that John was a coal porter.
Residence 1815 (Age 32 years)
Address: 7 Feathers Court St Mary Le Strand Parish Westminster
Note: A wonderful genealogy website for the Partleton family contains dozens of old drawings and photos from the St Mary Le Strand area. I've included some here but many more can be viewed at the above site.

Birth of a daughter
#5
Elizabeth STILL
1816 (Age 33 years)
Note: The census for 1851 is hard to read. The Ancestry reader says that Elizabeth was born in Smitlake; but it appears more likely that it is Mortlake, Surrey.
Birth of a son
#6
James STILL
September 13, 1816 (Age 33 years)
ResidenceElizabeth View this family
1816 (Age 33 years)
Note: Several records found in the Westminster Archives, 10 St Ann's St, Westminster in 2014 confirm the …
Baptism of a sonJames STILL
November 10, 1816 (Age 33 years)
Death January 6, 1828 (Age 45 years)
John Still Burial Record, St Mary Le Strand Parish, Westminster
John Still Burial Record, St Mary Le Strand Parish, Westminster

Note: The death of John Still was difficult to determine for many years. The name in the St Mary Le Strand records was incorrectly given as John Hill of 7 Feathers Court in Westminster, a known address of the Still family. A close look at the original burial ground records (Film Roll 21, St Mary Le Strand Parish, Westminster Archives), shows that the correct name was actually John Still age 44. Buried in Russell Court Ground.

Burial 1828 (Age 45 years)
Note: According to Film Roll 21, St Mary Le Strand Parish, Westminster Archives. His name is correctly given as John STILL, not Hill.
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himself
wife
daughter
Sarah STILL
Birth: January 1810 27 31Richmond, Surrey, England
Death: before 1841England
5 years
son
-3 years
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5 years
daughter
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James STILL
Birth: September 13, 1816 33 37St Mary Le Strand Parish, Westminster, London, England
Death:

Birth

Age taken from death record.

Occupation

In the marriage record of John Still Jr on Aug 26, 1838 it states that John Still Sr. was a coal porter. The baptism records of William, John and James Still also state that John was a coal porter.

Residence

A wonderful genealogy website for the Partleton family contains dozens of old drawings and photos from the St Mary Le Strand area. I've included some here but many more can be viewed at the above site.

Residence

Several records found in the Westminster Archives, 10 St Ann's St, Westminster in 2014 confirm the Still family resided at 7 Feathers Court in Westminster and later at 22 Castle St in Holborn: From St Mary LeStrand Records, Reels 10-13, in

\"The Accounts of Mr Richard Farden and Mr Abraham Walker Churchwardens of St Mary Le Strand Easter 1815-Easter 1816\"

  1. Feb 22, 1816 . Elizabeth Still, 7 Feather Court, received 4 from the Kings Letter Money distributed by the parish.

and other records,

  1. Dec 9, 1816. Eliza Still received 5 from the Kings Letter Money.

  2. 1818/1819 Elizabeth Steele, Feathers Court received 5 from Kings Letter Money as did a Mrs Steele of Swan's Yard.

  3. May 4, 1821 Two John Steels received Kings Letter Money: John Steel _2.6 & John Steel _3. the parish.

Other records show that James Still in 1822 and John Still in 1828, both of 7 Feathers Court, died in the parish.

Burial

According to Film Roll 21, St Mary Le Strand Parish, Westminster Archives. His name is correctly given as John STILL, not Hill.

Media object

Ladies of the evening dancing to attract customers, on Drury Lane.

Note

In the early 19th century the Still family lived in the area just north of St Mary Le Strand, in a side street off of Drury Lane called Feathers Court. This area suffered from extreme poverty and was well known for its crime and was a major center of prostitution in London.

The family escaped to the Holborn area by the mid 1830s, a definite improvement, yet still a lower class neighborhood on Castle St.

ResidenceFeathers Court Entrance off Drury Lane, circa 1890Feathers Court Entrance off Drury Lane, circa 1890
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ResidenceMap showing Feathers Court just north of St Mary Le StrandMap showing Feathers Court just north of St Mary Le Strand
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DeathJohn Still Burial Record, St Mary Le Strand Parish, WestminsterJohn Still Burial Record, St Mary Le Strand Parish, Westminster
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Note: The death of John Still was difficult to determine for many years. The name in the St Mary Le Strand records was incorrectly given as John Hill of 7 Feathers Court in Westminster, a known address of the Still family. A close look at the original burial ground records (Film Roll 21, St Mary Le Strand Parish, Westminster Archives), shows that the correct name was actually John Still age 44. Buried in Russell Court Ground.
Media objectA street scene on Drury Lane close to the entrance to Feathers Court.A street scene on Drury Lane close to the entrance to Feathers Court.
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Note: Ladies of the evening dancing to attract customers, on Drury Lane.
Media objectDrury Lane viewed from the entrance of Feather Court looking toward St MaryDrury Lane viewed from the entrance of Feather Court looking toward St Mary
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NoteA drawing showing the street life on Drury St at the entrance to Feathers Court.A drawing showing the street life on Drury St at the entrance to Feathers Court.
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