Tisley

30.11.1809 Tisley calls / 3.12.1809 again
A rare enough name to make it quite probable this was Samuel Tisley, master of the St Sepulchre's workhouse, Smithfield, near to Godwin at Skinner-st. He announced in the Morning Advertiser of 14.4.1806 that his wife Ann had left him and he would not be liable for her debts. He had married Ann Walker at Shoreditch in 1799, both signing with a mark; they had had a few children and lost some, and Tisley had been master of Hammersmith workhouse in the early 1800s. He married again in 1828 to Emma Sophia Mitchell who was 20 to his 53. They also had children and when the first was baptised Tisley's profession was entered as Artist, but with his next child's baptism he was Master of Holborn workhouse. At this time his son Samuel, born 1799, was master of St Dunstan in the West workhouse. Tisley died in 1834 leaving a string of houses in London to his young widow who went on to have several more children, apparently (and understandably) without bothering to marry again or live with the father(s).