Re: Rackstraw of Kent
Many thanks Catherine. This was a far flung branch on our Commander family tree and I was interested in the name and background. Ada Amelia's husband Charles was the son of Charles Dunch 1827 - 1896, Surveyor of the Limehouse Board of Works, born Ratcliffe, Middlesex but resided in Gravesend, Kent. His parents were Thomas William Dunch 1787-1860 and Ann Cowdry (d 1848). Thomas William's father was Thomas William Dunch 1761 - 1819 who was married to Sarah Commander (1758 - 1824). I am trying to establish the occupation of this last Dunch as other Commander family members became watchmakers who worked in Clerkenwell.