Re: Taggs of Hackney
Further investigations lead me to believe that Henry Tagg may have been my Mary's second husband. Research suggests that her maiden name was Mary Elizabeth Killingback (b.1814) and she may have had a son, George Henry Killingback, with a Joseph Freshwater before marrying someone named Bellett (Billett) and later a widower, Henry Tagg in December 1856. Mary died in 1882. One of her sisters was Susan who married a George Gazeley, then to Thomas Denby. I'm not sure whether Mary had any children with Henry Tagg, or whether the sons came from Henry's earlier marriage - this may be more likely given the dates of the sons. Mary appears to have had at least one daughter, Susannah (b.1848/50, Bethnal Green workhouse) with Mr Bellett. Her son George Henry appears to have been living with his grandparents - William Killingback & Elizabeth Terrell - at this time.
By the time of the 1871 census Mary Tagg was living with the Denby's & her granddaughter Mary (George Henry's daughter & my great grandmother), firstly in Silk Mill Row and later in Cassland Road where she died.