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1870's Thomas Cabban signed CDV Photo, Greenwich, Kent County, England


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On reverse: "Thomas Cabban" is handwritten in old period pencil. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian Cabinet Card Photograph, circa 1870. Photographer: Royal Park Photographic Studio, Glenton House, Greenwich S.E., County Kent, England. It has the printed signature, in gold inks of Sam Sims. (Photographer Samuel Sims 1827-1891 worked at this exact address from 1869-1874, thus the dating of this photo. He was also the photographer of the Royal Naval College. S. Sims was from famous family of English Victorian photographers: Edward Sims, Frances Sims, Richard Lang Sims, Thomas Sims, Thomas Bond Sims, William Arthur Sims, and Thomas & Edward Sims.)

Interestingly, Thomas Cabban's occupation is listed as a "Silk Mercer" in English census records. We had to go look it up. It is a British term for a dealer in fine textiles and fabrics, in use from the 12th century. It derives from Old French "mercier," a notions dealer, or merchant, merchandise. Now obsolete, it referred to non-local silk, linen, and textiles that were imported into England. Other related occupations would be haberdasher, draper and cloth merchant.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Thomas Richard Cabban 1810-1885
Born in 
Rotherhithe, Surrey County, England
Lived and worked in 
Greenwich, Kent, England
Wife: Mary Cabban born 1813 in Greenwich, Kent, 
Children:
Thomas Cobban Jr. born 1837 in Clapham, Surrey
Charles Cobban, born 1838 in Clapham, Surrey
Mary Cobban, born 1844 in Greenwich, Kent
James Cobban, born 1846 in Greenwich, Kent
Sarah Cobban, born 1848 in Greenwich, Kent

England and Wales Census, 1851
Name Thomas Cobban (Note spelling)
Event Place: Greenwich, Kent, England
Residence Note: Stockwell Street
Age: 41
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Linen Draper Employing 4 Men
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1810
Birthplace: Rotherhithe, Surrey County, England
Household, Age, Birthplace:
Thomas Cobban, Head M 41, Rotherhithe, Surrey
Mary Cobban, Wife F 38, Greenwich, Kent
Thomas Cobban, Son M 14, Clapham, Surrey
Occcupation: Drapers Son

Charles Cobban, Son M 13, Clapham, Surrey
Mary Cobban, Daughter F 7, Greenwich, Kent
James Cobban, Son M 5, Greenwich, Kent
Sarah Cobban, Daughter F 4, Greenwich, Kent
Sarah A Smith, Servant F 25, Feversham, Kent
Charles R Firminedge, Servant M 22, Winchester, Hampshire
William Warner, Servant M 20, Waltham Abbey, Essex

England & Wales Census, 1861
Name: Thomas Cabban (note spelling)
Event Place: Greenwich, London, Kent County, England
Residence Note: Stockwell Street
Age: 51
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Linen Draper Master, Employing 4 Male, 3 Female, 2 Boys
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1810
Birthplace: Rotherhithe, Surrey
Household, Age, Birthplace:
Thomas Cabban, Head M 51, Rotherhithe, Surrey
Mary Cabban, Wife F 48, Greenwich, Kent
Sarah Cabban, Daughter F 14, Greenwich, Kent

England & Wales Census 1871
Name: Thomas Cabban 
Event Place: Greenwich, London, Kent, England
Age: 61
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Silk Mercer
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1810
Birthplace: Rotherhithe, Surrey
Household, Age, Birthplace:
Thomas Cabban, Head M 61 born Rotherhithe, Surrey, England
Mary Cabban, Wife F 58 born Greenwich, Kent
Mary Cabban, Daughter F 27 born Greenwich, Kent
James Cabban, Son M 25 born Greenwich, Kent
Sarah Cabban, Daughter F 24 born Greenwich, Kent
Kate Pickersgill, Assistant F 28 born Wainfleet, Lincolnshire
Jemima Cross, Assistant F 24, born Bramfield, Suffolk
Mary Dam, Assistant F 18 born Box, Wiltshire
John Dam, Assistant M 20 born Bathford, Somerset
Solomon King, Assistant M 25, born Goxhill, Lincolnshire
Henry Philcox, Apprentice M 17 born Dartford, Kent
Hephzibah Lawrence, Servant F 37 born Garboldisham, Norfolk
Sarah F Marshall, Servant F 19 born Woolwich, Kent

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: Thomas Cabban
Birth: about 1810
Death: Jan abt 1885 at Dartford, Kent

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NOTE: His 24 year old Son Thomas in 1851 and 1861 Census, born 1837.

Note: He died a year later in 1862:
Thomas Cabban Jr. England & Wales Census, 1861
County: London, Kent
Event Place Greenwich, London, Kent, England
Residence Note Ashburnham Grove
Age 24
Marital Status Married
Occupation: Silk
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1837
Birthplace: Clapham, Surrey
Household, Age, Birthplace:
Thomas Cabban Head M 24 Clapham, Surrey
Sophia Cabban Wife F 23 Greenwich, Kent
Emma Judge Servant F 18 Greenwich, Kent

Son: Thomas Cabban England Deaths and Burials
Name Thomas Cabban
Residence Place Greenwich
Burial Date 28 Mar 1862
Burial Place: St. Giles, Camberwell, Surrey, England
Age: 25, Birth Date: 1837

This surname is seen as Cobbin, Cobbins, Cobban and Cobban in census. This is a wonderful early photo of a successful London silk merchant, born in 1810. The photo was found in Exeter, Devon, England. It is a rare signed portrait, taken by a well known Sims family photographer.

Size: 4.5 by 7 inches
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