I am researching the Shea family from Middlesex which covers the area's of Stepney, Mile End, Bethnal Green, St. Georges in the East etc. Later on members of this family were in Walthamstow. My Ancestor is Joseph Eugene Shea born 1827/8 the son of Cornelius and Ellen Shea. I have no information on Josephs's father Cornelius other than he was a Carpenter. Josephs mother Ellen was born in Kerry Ireland. Joseph married Caroline Mary Bedford Butler the daughter of Henry Cleeve Butler and his wife Caroline Mary Bedford Pim.
The Shea/Hawker family reunion on the 11th November 2006 was a great success, thanks to the hard work of my sisters Sue & Carole, and my cousin Irene and myself. We hope to be able to hold another reunion in the not too distant future.