My Purkis family were (gg-grandfather) Walter Purkis, b. 1854 Cressing Essex, d. 1949 Winnepeg, Canada, wife Mary Ann Ballard, 1856-1897, b. Braintree, Essex. Children, Lilian, Sidney, Florence, Alfred, and Ethel (g-grandmother). All of them were born in Westminster, and Whitechapel, London. The family are in the 1891 London census living in Forrest Gate. Also William Purkis, b. in Cressing, Essex, 1833, father of Walter.