Appendix I - Part 2
The descendants of John Wetmore and Elizabeth Cox
Returning to Thomas and Sarah Wetmore's second son John and his descendants, as stated earlier, although more distant cousins, they remain of interest, not least because of the marriages they made, with the surnames Ponting and Jones appearing again on at least one occasion with a smattering of Hewett's as well.
John Wetmore was baptised 20 October 1736, son of Thos. and Sarah Wetmore at Rockhampton. John Wetmore of Hill married Elizabeth Cox of Rockhampton on 27 June 1771 at Rockhampton. The witnesses were Thos Nelmes and M Cox.
They had five children
- Thomas Wetmore. Baptised 6 October 1773 at Hill. Buried 4 April 1779 at Rockhampton
- John Wetmore. Baptised 14 March 1775 at Hill,
- William Wetmore. Baptised 10 June 1777 at Hill
- Sarah Wetmore. Baptised 7 August 1781 at Hill
- Elizabeth Wetmore. Baptised 28 October 1783 at Hill
John Wetmore died on 14 January 1802 and his wife Elizabeth on 21 April 1830 aged 85. They share a grave at Rockhampton Parish Church.
The following is known about John and Elizabeth Wetmore's surviving children:
John Wetmore and Hannah Hewett.
John Wetmore was baptised 14 March 1775 at Hill, son of Jno and Elizabeth Wetmore.
John Wetmore of Hill married Hannah Hewett of Hill on 19 February 1803 at Hill. The witnesses were Mary Hewett and Thomas Hewett.
Hannah Hewett was baptised on 29 November 1780 at Hill. She was the daughter of Thomas Hewett and Elizabeth/Betty Gazard and the sister of Mary Hewett who married John Jones (Appendix K) and whose daughter Jane married Henry Ponting (Chapter 4). Some research has been done on the Hewett family and this is detailed at Appendix L.
John and Hannah Wetmore had eight children
- John Wetmore. Born 12 May 1803. Baptised 21 August 1803 at Hill.
- George Wetmore. Buried on 7 July 1805 at Rockhampton.
- George Charles Wetmore. Born 1 August 1806.
- Thomas Hewett Wetmore. Born 12 July 1809. Baptised 18 November 1810 at Hill.
- Mary Wetmore. Born 12 July 1811. Baptised 23 January 1812 at Hill.
- William Cox Wetmore. Baptised 22 June 1814 at Hill.
- Edwin Wetmore. Baptised 13 February 1815 and died 21 May 1831 aged 16. He is buried with his parents at Rockhampton.
- Robert Hewett Wetmore, Baptised 19 April 1818 at Hill.
John Wetmore died on 25 September 1839 aged 64 and Hannah died 13 August 1846 aged 65. Both are buried at Hill, Gloucestershire.
John Wetmore and Mary Cornock.
John Wetmore was born on 12 May 1803 and baptised on 21 August 1803 at Hill, son of John and Hannah Wetmore.
The marriage of Mr John Wetmore of Hill, Gloucestershire to Mary Cornock, 2nd daughter of Mr Nicholas Cornock of Aust took place in Aust on 12 May 1840. The marriage was reported in the Bristol Mercury on 23 May 1840.
Later census returns indicate Mary would have been born in Aust, Gloucestershire around 1811 and confirms that she was the daughter of Nicholas Cornock and Elizabeth Hewett who married on 28 December 1808 at Hill. Elizabeth was Hannah's sister so this was a marriage of first cousins. See Appendix L.
John and Mary had three children:
- John Wetmore, baptised 20 June 1841 at Hill.
- Anna Wetmore, baptised 15 August 1843 at Hill
- Robert Wetmore, baptised 6 July 1845 at Hill.
In 1851 the family was living at Scotland Farm, Hill. In 1853 John was executor of his cousin Thomas's will (see above).
John Wetmore of Hill died aged 54 and was buried at Hill on 13 November 1857. His death was reported in the Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette of 12 November 1857
"Sudden death - A melancholy instance of sudden death occurred on Saturday evening last. Mr John Wetmore, yeoman of Scotland Farm, Hill, near Thornbury was in the best of health and had just paid his labourers, after which he was seized with illness and died in about three hours. Mr Wetmore was highly respected by all those who knew him and his melancholy decease has cast a gloom over the village. He leaves a widow and three children to lament his loss"
In 1861 49 year old widow, Mary Wetmore was still farming Scotland Farm in Hill, 160 acres with 5 labourers. Her son's John and Robert were at home.
In 1871, 60 year old Mary Wetmore was living with her mother 84 year old Elizabeth Cornock and her unmarried sisters 61 year old Elizabeth Cornock and 56 year old Sarah Cornock. All are described as "annuitants". Also at the address is 10 year old Clara Cornock, Elizabeth's granddaughter.
In 1881, 70 year old Mary is still at Castle Street, but her mother and presumably her sister Sarah had died and she is now living with just her sister Elizabeth Cornock and their 8 year old niece Anna W Sharp (see below). Both women are living on "income from land". Mary Wetmore of Thornbury died aged 73 and was buried at Hill on 26 April 1884.
- John Wetmore and Elizabeth Clarke
John and Mary's son John Wetmore married Elizabeth Clarke on 29 March 1864 at Stone. They were both of full age. John was a yeoman. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Clarke, yeoman.
The marriage was reported in the Bristol Mercury and Western Counties Advertiser on Saturday 16 April 1864 as
"March 29 at Stone Church, Berkeley by Mr Revd Cripps, Mr John Wetmore of Berries Farm, East Woodhall, Newbury to Elizabeth, third daughter of Mr Thomas Clarke of Whitecliff, Berkeley".
In 1871 John and Elizabeth were running Scotland Farm with 5 men and 1 boy. Brother Robert was living with them.
In 1881 John Wetmore is visiting Richard Scarlet, a 90 year old solicitor and his family at The Villa, Thornbury. Elizabeth in the meantime is visiting her father Thomas Clarke and her 88 year old grandmother Celia Clarke at Park House, Berkeley.
There was no trace of John or Elizabeth in the 1891 census.
By 1901 Elizabeth had been widowed and now aged 63, she and her sister Jane Clarke were visiting John C Horton at Hill Farm, Oust.
Elizabeth Wetmore of The Cliff, Newham, Gloucestershire died on 16 March 1917. Probate to James Peter, gentleman.
- Anna Sharp nee Wetmore
John and Mary's daughter Anna Wetmore, 17, was visiting Elizabeth Bennett and her daughters in Stone at the time the 1861 census was taken. Amongst the daughters was 16 year old Emily Bennett who would later marry Anna's brother Robert Wetmore (see below).
On 28 August 1866 23 year old Anna Wetmore married John Sharp at Hill. 28 year old John was a draper from Christchurch, Bristol. He was the son of John Sharp, yeoman. The witnesses were William Cullimore and Emily Bennett.
In 1871 John and Anne Sharp were living at 4, 5 and 6 St James Barton, Bristol where James was a draper "master employer". Living with them were 26 assistants and other employees including Jane Matilda Ponting, daughter of John Ponting and Caroline Jones (Appendix C).
They had a two children
- John Sharp. Born 1867. Baptised 11 September 1867 at St James, Bristol.
- Anna Wetmore Sharp. Born 7 October 1872. Baptised 22 November 1872 at St James, Bristol, after her mothers death.
Anna Sharp (wife of John Sharp) of Bristol died on 15 October 1872. Administration was granted 14 March 1908 to Robert Edington, solicitor and Henry Fry, bank official. Her effects were worth £220.00. The delay would appear to be because of the legal position of husband and wife at the time.
In 1881, John Sharp, a 42 year old widower. a lace salesman was boarding with with Mark Pearson Brooke, a 32 year old surgeon dentist, and his family at 60a Shakespeare Street, Nottingham.
In 1871 and 1881, John's son was living with his grandmother Sarah Sharp at Shepperdine Farm House, Oldbury Upon Severn. In 1881 he was a 14 year old scholar. His sister Anna was staying with her Aunts Elizabeth Cornock and Mary Wetmore at Castle Street, Thornbury (see above).
In 1891 John was a 52 year old widower, a commercial traveller, living with his mother, sister and children at Shipperdine. His son John, now 24 was a farmer.
In 1901 John's son and daughter were living with their Aunt Mary Sharpe at Shepperdine. Mary is shown as living on her own means, John, aged 35 is a farmer working on his own accounts, Anne is 28 years old. It's not clear where their father John was.
John Sharp of Shepperdine House, Shepperdine, near. Thornbury died on 3 October 1906. Probate was granted to Robert Edington, solicitor and Henry Fry, bank official. His effects were worth £7, 110 2s 7d.
In 1911 John and Anna's son John Sharp may have been a patient at Gloucester Second County Lunatic Asylum in Barnwood. Aged 44, he is described as a farmer from Oldbury Upon Severn. Under infirmity it states "lunatic". In 1921 John Sharp, aged 54, was still a patient at the County Lunatic Asylum at Barnwood, his birthplace and occupation unknown. John is believed to have died in 1930.
John and Anna's daughter, Anna Wetmore Sharp married John Barber Taylor on 23 April 1903 at Oldbury Upon Severn. John was a 24 year old farmer, the son of George Barber Taylor, farmer. Anna was a 30 year old spinster from Oldbury Upon Severn, daughter of John Sharp, farmer.
In 1911 they were living at Mireford Farm, Kingswood where John was farming and Anna is described as "assisting with dairy work". They had three children
- Sarah Annabel Barber Taylor. Born 28 February 1904. Baptised 27 March 1904 in Rockhampton. Sarah Annabel Barber Taylor died aged 1 year and was buried on 21 March 1905 at Rockhampton.
- Robert Barber Taylor. Born 10 April 1907. Baptised 12 June 1907 at Kingswood. In 1929 Robert was living at 11 St John's Lane, Gloucester. In 1939 Robert, was living at Taylor's Furnishing Stores, Dursley Road, Wooton under Edge. He was a furniture dealer. Albert G Brittan, a 14 year old evacuee was living with him. Robert Barber Taylor of The Corner Shop, 1 Bradley Street, Wooton under Edge died on 21 September 1977 aged 70 years and was buried at Oldbury Upon Severn on 26 September 1977.
- Margaret Julia Taylor. Born 16 December 1911. Baptised 9 May 1912 at Kingswood.
In 1921 John Barber Taylor, aged 41 was a farmer working on his own account. His wife Anna was 47 years old. Son Robert, aged 14 and daughter Margaret, aged 9 were scholars full time. In 1939 they were living at The Walls, Shepperdine. John was a drainage surveyor. Their youngest daughter remained at home. Anna Wetmore Barber Taylor of Shipperdine, Oldbury Upon Severn (wife of John Barber Taylor) died on 9 November 1945 at the Royal Infirmary, Bristol. She was buried at Oldbury Upon Severn on 15 November 1945. Probate was granted to Robert Barber Taylor, antiques dealer and Michael James Segley, farmer. John Barber Taylor of the Wells, Shepperdine died on 21 June 1957 at Thornbury Hospital aged 78. He was buried on 25 June 1957 at Oldbury Upon Severn. Probate was granted to Robert Barber Taylor, antiques dealer.
- Robert Wetmore and Emily Bennett
John and Mary's son Robert Wetmore married Emily Bennett on 3 August 1871 at Stone. Robert was a yeoman. Both were of full age.
Emily Bennett had been born on 11 November 1844, the daughter of George Bennett and Elizabeth Betty who married in Stone on 25 March 1829. Emily is thought to have had nine siblings including:
- Anne Bennett. Born 18 October 1831 at Norton's Farm, Henbury, Gloucestershire. Anne married William Cornock on 1 November 1853 at Stone, Gloucestershire. William was the son of Nicholas Cornock and Elizabeth Hewett (Appendix L)
- Elizabeth Mary Bennett. Born 28 August 1833 at Norton's Farm, Henbury. Elizabeth married John Cox of Stone on 16 May 1855 in Stone. John was the son of William Cox and Ann Wetmore (Appendix F)
- Sarah Jane Bennett. Baptised 10 February 1839 at Berkeley. Sarah married her sister Elizabeth's husband, John Cox in 1863 in Bristol (Appendix F)
In 1881 Robert and his family were living at Nortons Farm, Henbury where he was farming 248 acres employing 5 men. Emily's father had previously farmed Nortons Farm and is listed there in 1851. Robert and Emily had the four children
- Christine Mary Wetmore. Baptised 18 February 1875 in Henbury
- John Norton Wetmore. Baptised 2 July 1876 in Henbury
- Mabel Wetmore. Baptised on 8 February 1878 in Henbury
- Robert Leonard Wetmore. Born 29 August 1880 in Henbury.
In 1891 the family is still at Nortons Farm. Robert Wetmore is pictured below:
Robert Wetmore died on 11 August 1895 aged 50. Probate of his will was granted on 26 November 1895 to his widow Emily. His effects were valued at £1,657 3s 6d.
In 1901 Emily Wetmore, 55 year old widow is still farming Nortons Farm. Living with her are her daughters Christina Mary, aged 26 and Mabel, aged 23 and her son Robert who aged 29 is a clerk in a coal office. Also with them at the time is 56 year old William Wetmore, a cousin, employed as a farm bailiff. William was the son of Charles Wetmore and Jane Elizabeth James (Appendix F). In 1911 Emily was living with her son Robert Wetmore, a 30 year old coal merchant at 123 Richmond Road, Montpelier, Bristol. Emily Wetmore of Chesterfield Road, St Andrew's Park, Bristol died on 30 October 1919. Administration of his estate was granted to Robert Leonard Wetmore, coal merchant. His effects were worth £475 11s 10d.
In 1911 Robert and Emily's daughter Christine Mary Wetmore was a cook living with and working for Louise Leneworth at 11 Lars Parade, Cheltenham. I can find no trace of her in the 1921 census at the present time. Christine Mary Wetmore, spinster died on 11 April 1932 in Bath, Somerset. Probate of her will was granted to Robert Leonard Wetmore, coal merchant . Her effects were valued at £1216 6s.
In the 1900 electoral register Robert and Emily's son John Norton Wetmore is listed at Norton's Farm. I can find no trace of him in the 1901 census. On 7 April 1910 he sailed from Liverpool to Cape Town. On 11 November 1910 he married Edith Frances Ellen Williams in Mozambique. On 29 August 1912 Edith Wetmore sailed from Mozambique to London on the Intaba with her eldest son. John, Emily and their two eldest sons returned to Cape Town on 5 July 1913 on the "Kenilworth Castle". John, aged 36 was described as a civil servant. Their second son would have been just 6 months old. John and Edith had four children:
- Robert Bernard Norton Wetmore. Born 31 August 1911 in Mozambique. Robert sailed from Durban, South Africa on "Pretoria Castle" arriving in the UK on 5 April 1957. He gives his address as C/o Rhodesia House, London and his occupation as a civil servant. His intended length of stay was 2 weeks. Robert then sailed from Southampton to New York on the Queen Mary arriving on 23 April 1957. With him was his wife Phyllis G S Wetmore. Robert died on 22 October 1989 in Zimbabwe.
- Grenville George Norton Wetmore. Born 17 January 1913 in Bristol, Somerset. In 1938 Grenville sailed from Cape Town to Southampton on the "Donnattar Castle". he gives his occupation as a tobacco grader and his address while in England is to be care of the Rhodesian High Commission in London. Grenville married Ann McChlery. They had two children. Grenville died on 14 December 1967 in Rhodesia.
- Cecil Norton Wetmore. Born 8 January 1915 in Rhodesia. On 19 March 1939 Cecil sailed from Southampton to Durban on "Warwick Castle". He had travelled tourist class. On 17 May 1957 he arrived in Southampton from Durban. He was a civil servant and intended to stay in the UK for 3 months. Also travelling was Maureen Valerie Wetmore who was 20 years his junior, but who may have been his wife. They are believed to have had three children. Cecil died on 23 July 2002 in Zimbabwe
- David George Norton Wetmore. Born 7 December 1917 in Rhodesia. On 19 July 1947 David married Julie Turner in Salisbury, Rhodesia. They had three children. David died in 1988 in Zimbabwe. Julie Wetmore died in 1997 in Zimbabwe.
John Norton Wetmore died on 4 October 1949 in Rhodesia. His widow Edith died on 5 April 1960 also in Rhodesia.
Robert and Emily's daughter Mabel Wetmore married George Henry Edward Williams on 30 April 1907 at Henbury. George, aged 30 was a coal merchant, the son of George Williams, merchant. Mabel was 29 years old, the daughter of Robert Wetmore (deceased), farmer.
In 1911 they were living at 175 Cheltenham Road, Bristol and 34 year George Henry Edward Williams was a coal merchant. Also at the address was George's 31 year old sister Lillian Williams, a milliner. Mabel Williams is pictured below, taken from Ancestry.co.uk:
George Henry Edward Williams arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 29 March 1916 on the "Andania". He was going to Canada to be a farmer. He was following three of his brothers who had gone to Canada in the early 1900's. He took over the Francis Marshall homestead which was adjacent to his brothers land. He freighted goods from Lacombe to Rimbey in 1918-1919 with his team Prince and Bess bought from Mel Sheppard of Rimbey. In September 1919 Mabel and her children sailed to Quebec on the "Sicilian". It is noted that she was going to join her husband. George and Mabel had the four children
- Barbara Ellen Williams. Born 1908 in Henbury. She was a teacher before she married Gustaf Adolph Nelson on 9 May 1930 in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada. They had four children and nine grandchildren. In 1995 through to 1999 they were living at 4915, 49th Street, Egerton, Alberta. Gustaf died in 1997. Barbara died in 2003. They were both buried at Edgerton, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta.
- Emily "Joan" Williams. Born 10 April 1909 in Henbury. Joan taught at Oiwa school for 4 years before marrying Samuel Freeman on 12 December 1933 at St Cypriots Anglican Church, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. They had seven children and nineteen grandchildren. Samuel died on 16 February 1964 in Rimbey, Alberta. Emily died on 8 January 2003 at Rimbety, Alberta, Canada.
- George Henry "Norton" Williams. Born 1911 in Henbury. Norton took over the family farm after his father's death. He died in 1976 in Rimbey, Alberta, Canada.
- Helen Margaret Williams. Born 23 August 1916.in Henbury. In 1934 she married Patrick O'Connell Murphy in Rimbey, Alberta, Canada. They had three children and seven grandchildren. Patrick died on 13 October 1992 aged 90 years old. Helen died on 3 July 2008 aged 91 years old.
George and Mabel farmed in Rimbey until George Henry Edward Williams died in 22 April 1937. Mabel Williams of 12264, Agar Street, Crescent Beach died on 2 February 1965. She .was buried in Rimbey, Ponoka, Alberta, Canada.
Finally Robert and Emily's son Robert Leonard Wetmore married Caroline Emily Burgess on 4 May 1912 at Montpelier, St Andrews, Gloucester. Robert was a 31 year old coal merchant. Caroline was 35 years old, the daughter of Samuel George Burgess, accountant.
In 1921 Robert and Caroline were living at 71, Chesterfield Road, Bristol. Robert was a 40 year old coal merchant. Caroline, aged 43 was on household duties. Robert and Caroline had two children
- Olive Mary Wetmore. Born 20 August 1913 in Bristol. Olive married Ldr Cdr Ralph Murch Palmer in September 1956. Ralph died in 16 August 1983. Olive Mary Palmer of 88, Howell Road, Exeter died on 17 September 1984 in Exeter, Devon.
- Robert Leonard Wetmore. Born 13 March 1915 in Bristol. Robert married Margery Bowness in 1946 in Bristol. Robert Leonard Wetmore of Church Cottage, Wissett died on 22 January 1986 in Westminster. Margery Wetmore of Church Cottage, Wissett, Halesworth, Suffolk died on 16 August 1988.
In 1938 Robert is listed in Kelly's directory of Bristol as a coal merchant living in Station Road, Montpelier.. Caroline Emily Wetmore of 11 Chesterfield Road, Bristol died on 20 May 1939 in Bristol. Her funeral at St Andrews, Montpelier, Bristol was reported in the Western Daily Press and Bristol Mirror on 25 May 1939. When the 1939 register was taken later that year, Robert, a coal merchant and his son Robert L Wetmore, a commercial clerk were living at 108, Redland Road, Bristol with Jane H Eastman, a retired state registered nurse and her family. Robert Leonard Wetmore of "Barranca", Osney Gardens, Paignton died on 26 October 1941 in Devonshire. He was buried in Westbury on Trym.
George Charles Wetmore and Sarah Robinson .
George Charles Wetmore was born 1 August 1806, son of John and Hannah Wetmore and was baptised 31 August 1806 at Hill.
In 1851 George Wetmore, aged 42 was farming at Hill. He and his 32 year old brother Robert were farming 340 acres with three labourers. Visiting at the time was 38 year old Mary Wetmore, George's sister. .
On 11 November 1858 George married Sarah Robinson, daughter of James Robinson, farmer of Hill at Hill. The witnesses were J W Cox and Anna Maria Cox.
In 1861 George and Sarah were living at Peddington, Berkeley and 55 year old George is described as a retired farmer.
On 4 December 1861 George Charles Wetmore purchased land at Coldstones, Thornbury for £330.00
George Charles Wetmore late of Hill Cross Villa, Hill died on 22 June 1866 at Hill Cross Villa aged 59 and was buried at Hill on 26 June 1866. Probate of his will was granted to Charles Bennett of Falfield and Giles Isles of Morwood, farmers. His effects were valued at less than £3,000.
In 1871 Sarah was still living at Hill Cross Villa where she was described as an annuitant.
By 1881 she was living at 12 Orchard Street, Wooton Under Edge where she is described as "retired (living on income from land and houses)". Sarah was still living there in 1901, by then aged 81 years old.
Sarah Wetmore of Wooton Under Edge died on 23 February 1907 aged 87 years old. Probate was granted to Francis Adolphus Robinson and Arthur James Robinson, farmers. Her effects were worth £9,504 11s 9d. This was later resworn at £9,629 11s 9d.
Thomas Hewett Wetmore and Charlotte Thache.
Thomas Hewett Wetmore was born on 12 July 1809 and was baptised 18 November 1810 at Hill, son of John and Hannah Wetmore.
Thomas married Charlotte Thache on 27 February 1838 at Claines, Worcester (Reg Gen March 1838 Droitwich 18 252).
Thomas and Charlotte had a son Thomas Thache Wetmore born 1841 in Worcester
I can find no trace of Thomas or Charlotte in the 1851 census. It is possible Charlotte had already died by that point. Their son Thomas Thache Wetmore appears to have been living with his uncle William Cox Wetmore, aged 33 who was farming 120 acres in Stone (see below).
Thomas Hewett Wetmore of Broad Street, Worcester, widower, died on 17 May 1856 aged 47 years and was buried 27 May 1856 at Hill. Administration of his estate was granted to George Wetmore of Hill, gentleman, the uncle and guardian of Thomas Thache Wetmore, minor and only child of the deceased, His effects were valued at less than £20.00.
- Thomas Thache Wetmore and Sarah Tratman Cox
Thomas and Charlotte's son, Thomas Thache Wetmore is believed to have married twice. His second marriage took place on 10 July 1879 when Thomas a 40 year old widower farming in Rockhampton married Sarah Tratman Cox, aged 30 daughter of James Cox, farmer of Wanswell at Berkeley.
In 1881 Sarah may have been living with her parents at Falfield, Thornbury. It is not clear where Thomas would have been.
Thomas Trache Wetmore and his wife Sarah had a daughter
- Sarah Charlotte Wetmore. Born 1883.
In 1891 they were living at Walls Court Farm, Stoke Giffard where Thomas is a farm labourer. Daughter Sarah was 7 years old.
In 1901 the family were living at 4 Hillside Cottage, Bristol where 62 year old Thomas was a groom at a Ladies Riding School.
Nothing more is known about the family.
Mary Wetmore nee Wetmore.
Mary Wetmore was born on 12 July 1811, the daughter of John and Hannah Wetmore. She was baptised 23 January 1812 at Hill.
It is believed that Mary Wetmore married Thomas Wetmore on 13 November 1832 at Bristol. Thomas Wetmore was the son of William Wetmore and Ann Ponting and this was a marriage of first cousins.
Their lives are detailed at Appendix F.
William Cox Wetmore and Sarah Jane Morse.
William Cox Wetmore was baptised on 22 June 1814 at Hill. His father John Wetmore of Hill described as a farmer.
In 1851 William, unmarried was farming 200 acres in Stone. Thomas Thache Wetmore, his brother Thomas Hewitt Wetmore's son is living with him. Also at the address Mary Ponting who may have been the daughter of Charles Ponting and Mary Pearce (Appendix G)
In 1861 William is still single and is now farming 300 acres at Stone with 7 men and 2 boys. Living with him was 18 year old visitor William G Rouse who was "learning farming" and three servants, a housemaid, a dairymaid and a herdsman.
William Cox Wetmore married Sarah Jane Morse on 17 December 1862. Sarah was the daughter of Edward Ricketts, farmer. The witnesses were James and Edward Ricketts (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1862 Westbury on Severn 6a 369)
Sarah Jane Ricketts had married Richard Morse in 1851 in Westbury on Severn (Reg Gen Dec 1851 Westbury on Severn 11 812). Sarah and Richard had two children
- Richard Edward Ricketts Morse. Born 1856. Baptised 11 January 1857 at Awre, Richard married Kathleen Blanche Shute on 24 November 1891 at St Thomas Leylands, Leeds. They had three children, the younger two of which were born in India. In 1901 Kathleen and her children were staying with Richard's mother but it is unclear where Richard was at the time. In 1911 the whole family were living at Chargrove House, Sturdington. Richard was a retired army medical officer. In 1921 they were living in rim Burnes, Dursley and Richard was a retired Lieutenant Colonel. Kathleen Blanche Morse of The Crippetts, Nr Cheltenham, wife of Richard Edward Ricketts Morse died on 25 August 1932 at the Royal Nursing Home, Parabola Road, Cheltenham. Probate was granted to Margaret Kathleen Parry-Hawkshaw, spinster. Richard Edward Ricketts Morse of Sundial Cottage, The Burgage, Prestbury died on 22 April 1935 at Imperial Nursing Home, Cheltenham. Probate was granted to Richard Neville Shute Morse, Major, H M Army and John Wilkes Haines, solicitor.
- Thomas Ricketts Morse. Born 1858. Baptised 12 December 1858 in Awre. In 1898 Thomas Ricketts Morse applied for a patent for an "improved shoe lifter". On 30 March 1915 at St John the Evangelist, Eastbourne, Thomas Ricketts Morse, a 56 year old widower, a major in 9th Border regiment. son of Richard Morse (deceased), gentleman. married Janie Williamson Buss, widow, no age or father's details are included on the marriage certificate. In 1921 Thomas and Janie were living at North House, Northam, Devon. Thomas, aged 62, was retired army. His wife Janie was 43 years old. Janie's mother Helen Bennett Scott, a 81 year old widow was living with them. Also listed is Alice May Rivers, a 27 year old domestic servant. I can find no trace of them in 1939. Thomas Ricketts Morse of 3 The Grove, Westward Ho, Northam died on 24 February 1946. Probate was granted to Arthur Henry Cecil Hope, writer of the signet and Joyce Kathleen Hope Cutts, widow. It appear that he had been a surgeon (see below). Jane Williamson Morse of The Priory. Roehampton, London SW15 died on 23 November 1968.
Richard Morse, farmer, late of Hall Farm, Awre, Gloucestershire died on 13 September 1858. Administration of his estate was granted to his widow Sarah Jane Morse. His effects were worth less than £3,000.
William Cox Wetmore is listed in the "Post Office Directory 1863" at Hall Farm, Awre.
William Cox Wetmore and Sarah are thought to have had four children:
- Francis William Wetmore. Baptised 1 May 1864 at Awre.
- Frances Emmeline Wetmore. Born 12 September 1865. Baptised 17 December 1865 at Awre.
- Constance Wetmore. Baptised 13 March 1868 at Awre
- Ethel Augusta A Wetmore Baptised 9 March 1871 at Awre
In 1871 the family were still living at The Hall, Awre, Westbury on Severn where William was farming 274 acres with 5 men and 2 boys. The only child listed at home at the time was Ethel who was only 5 months old.
In 1881 the family are living at Eton House, Cheltenham. Under occupation William has stated "dividends". All the children at home and all noted scholars. Also at the address and described as nephews are Thomas Ricketts, aged 17 and Edward Ricketts, aged 14, as well as Elizabeth Ricketts, aged 32, visitor.
In 1891 William is living at Brays Court, Awre. Now aged 71, the census shows he is still married. No children are listed. Under occupation he states "retired farmer". His wife Sarah, 55, and their 24 year old daughter Frances were boarding at 40 Kensington Gardens Square, London at the time. Both are shown as living off their own means.
In 1901 William is living at Brenches Farm, Awre. He is now aged 87. Sarah Jane, aged 69 is back with him. Their daughter Frances is unmarried and at home. Also listed are Kathleen Morse, who is described as a "daughter -in-law" and her 3 children Neville, Gordon and Lionel Morse.
William Cox Wetmore died on 17 May 1901 aged 88 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1901 Westbury on Severn 6a 168). His obituary records that he died suddenly on the banks of the Severn.
Sarah Jane Wetmore of 2 Catherine Villas, Old Bath Road, Cheltenham died on 25 November 1909. Administration of her estate was granted to Richard Edward Ricketts Morse, Lieutenant Colonel in HM Army.
Nothing more is known about William and Sarah's son Francis William Wetmore after 1881 when he was a 17 year old scholar, living with his parents at Eton House, Cheltenham, but the following is known about their other children:.
- Frances Emmeline Wetmore
In 1911 William and Sarah's daughter Frances Emmeline Wetmore was still single and at 45 she was boarding with Louisa White at 10, Naunton Park Road, Cheltenham and living on her own means.
In 1921 Frances Emmeline Wetmore was visiting Herbert Leatham Smoulder, aged 53 and his wife Rosa Elizabeth, aged 56, both living on "independent means" at Waverby, Milverton, Somerset. She was 51 years old and living on "independent means".
In 1939 Frances was living at Ashley Villas, Cheltenham on "private means".
Frances Emmeline Wetmore of The Malthouse, Upton-on-Severn, spinster died on 15 October 1956 at Avonside Hospital, Evesham. Probate was granted to Joyce Kathleen Hope Cutts, widow. Her effects were worth £580 10s 1d.
- Constance Wetmore
In 1911 William and Sarah's daughter, Constance Wetmore, now aged 42, was visiting schoolmaster Morris Launden Banks and his mother at Calside, Albert Road, Upton Upon Severn, Constance was living on her own means.
I can find no trace of Constance in the 1921 census.
Constance Wetmore of Calside, Albert Road, Gt Malvern, spinster died on 7 December 1925. Probate was granted to Thomas Ricketts Morse, retired surgeon. Her effects were worth £1,239 7s 8d.
- Ethel Augusta Annie Lunn nee Wetmore
In 1895 William and Sarah's daughter, Ethel Augusta Annie Wetmore married Percy Trenavin Lunn (Reg Gen Dec Qtr. 1895 Westbury on Severn 6a 473).
In 1901 they were living at HIghmead House, Awre and Percy was a medical practitioner working on his own account.
Percy and Ethel emigrated to New Zealand. The Registrar of Medical Practitioners shows Percy registered 19 May 1910 when he was living at Kaitaia.
In 1914 they were living in the Bay of Islands, Northland.
Percy Trenavin Lunn of Crediton, Devon, New Zealand died on 11 November 1927 and was buried at Northland Cemetery. "For 17 years Medical Practitioner in this area".
In 1928 Ethel and Percy are still listed in the electoral register at Kaitaia, Bay of Islands.
Ethel Augusta Annie Lunn died on 7 September 1950 in Auckland and was buried at St Saviours Cemetery, Northland.
Robert Hewett Wetmore and Ellen Hewett,
Robert Hewett Wetmore was baptised 19 April 1818 at Hill. His father John Wetmore of Hill described as a farmer.
In 1851 Robert was farming with his brother George Charles Wetmore in Hill.
Robert Hewett Wetmore, farmer married Ellen Hewett, daughter of Thomas Hewett, yeoman at Hill on 22 June 1858. Ellen Hewett was the daughter of Thomas Hewett and Esther Wetmore. Esther Wetmore was the daughter of William Wetmore and Ann Ponting. Through the Wetmore's Robert Hewett Wetmore and Ellen's Hewett were 2nd cousins once removed.
Their lives and children are detailed in Appendix F.
William Wetmore and Ann Ponting
William Wetmore was baptised on 10 June 1777 at Hill, son of Jno and Elizabeth Wetmore.
William married Ann Ponting, daughter of William and Mary Ponting nee Pearce on 13 February 1801 at Berkeley (Appendix F).
William and Ann had the following children:
- Esther Wetmore, born 13 May 1801. Baptised 7 June 1801 at Hill
- William Wetmore, born 28 October 1802. Baptised 28 November 1802 at Hill. William Wetmore of Hill, son of William and Ann Wetmore of Hill was buried on 2 October 1808 at Rockhampton.
- Ann Wetmore, born 28 November 1803. Baptised 12 January 1806 at Hill.
- Thomas Wetmore, born 25 January 1804. Baptised 19 February 1804 at Hill.
- Charles Wetmore, born 29 May 1807. Baptised 28 June 1807 at Hill.
- Mary Wetmore, born 11 November 1808. Baptised 21 April 1809 at Hill.
Their lives and that of their remaining children are detailed at Appendix F, but Esther Wetmore married Robert Hewett Wetmore, son of William's brother John and his wife Hannah (see above).
Sarah Spillman nee Wetmore
Sarah Wetmore was baptised 7 August 1781 at Hill, son of Jno and Elizabeth Wetmore.
Sarah Wetmore married George Spillman on 13 December 1804 at Berkeley. The witnesses were John Wetmore and Anne Spillman.
George and Sarah had eight children,
- Mary Spillman. Baptised 4 December 1805 in Berkeley
- Elizabeth Spillman. Baptised 15 November 1807 in Berkeley
- Hannah Spillman. Baptised 31 March 1809 in Berkeley
- Catherine Spillman. Baptised 26 December 1810 in Berkeley
- Sarah Spillman. Baptised 13 August 1812 in Berkeley
- Harriett Spillman. Baptised 28 July 1816 in Berkeley.
- William Spillman. Baptised 2 June 1819 in Berkeley.
- Richard Spillman. Baptised 16 May 1823 in Berkeley.
When Mary and Elizabeth were baptised George was described as a "cheese factor". Thereafter he is a "corn factor". When Catherine and Sarah were baptised George's address is given as "The Sea Mills".
In 1841 the family were living in Dyke Walk, Cirencester. George is now an innkeeper. Still living with them were children Sarah, William and Richard. Still in Cirencester in 1851, George now 72 has retired, his wife Sarah is 69 and only daughter Elizabeth is now at home. George died later that year and was buried at Cirencester on 4 July 1851.
Sarah Spillman died in 1857 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1857 Cirencester 6a 1) and was buried on 26 December 1857 at Cirencester.
Nothing further has been traced of Mary, Hannah or Catherine. What little is known of their other children is detailed below.
Elizabeth Spillman was baptised 15 November 1807 in Berkeley, the daughter of George Spillman and Sarah Wetmore.
In 1851 Elizabeth was living at home with her parents, George and Sarah Spillman.
In 1861 she was living with her brother William and his family at Church Street, Modbury, Devon. She was 53 years old and not married.
Elizabeth died on 18 February 1863 in Kingsbridge, Devonshire and was buried at St George's, Modbury.
Sarah Pearman formerly Woodman nee Spillman
George and Sarah's daughter Sarah Spillman was baptised on 13 August 1812 in Berkeley, the daughter of George Spillman and Sarah Wetmore.
She married twice.
Sarah Spillman married John Woodman on 22 September 1849 at Lyncombe and Widcombe in Somerset. They were both of full age. John was a druggist, the son of Daniel Woodman, malster. Sarah was the daughter of George Spillman, gentleman.
In 1851, John and Sarah were living at the Woolpack Inn, Beckington, Somerset where John was a 42 year old Inn keeper. John Woodman died in early 1854.
Sarah remarried. Her second marriage was to Walter Pearman on 24 September 1854 at Leckhampton, Gloucester. Walter was a grocer "of full age", the son of Robert Pearman, relieving officer. Sarah Woodman was also "of full age", a widow, the daughter of George Spillman, "cheese factor".
In 1861, 33 year old Walter and his 43 year old wife Sarah were running a grocers at 174, 175 and 176 High Street, Cheltenham. Living with them was Eliza M Spillman, their 12 year old niece, the daughter of Richard Spillman and Eliza Bishop (see below)
In 1871 they were running a grocers shop at 194 St Georges Street, Cheltenham. Their 11 year old niece Mary Spillman, daughter of William Spillman and Mary was staying with them (see below).
In 1881 they are living at Popular House, Leckhampton and Walter was a poor rate collector. Their niece Mary is still living with them and is now described as an "assistant".
In 1891 Walter and Sarah were living at Eldon Cottage, Leckhampton. 63 year old Walter is a rate collector.
Sarah Pearman died in 1897 aged 81 years old (Reg Gen March Qtr 1897 Cheltenham 6a 301)
Following his wife's death Walter remarried in 1898. His new wife was Hannah Piff who was 16 years his junior. In 1901 Walter and Hannah were living in Cheltenham where 73 year old Walter continued to be employed as a poor rate collector.
Walter Pearman of "Eldon Cot", Leckhampton Road, Cheltenham died on 12 June 1903 aged 74 years old. Probate was granted to Martin Benjamin Ricketts, rate collector and Arthur Pearman, farmer. His effects were worth £725 1s 1d.
I can find not trace of Hannah Pearman in 1921.
Hannah Pearman of Floraville, Ewlyn Road, Cheltenham, widow, died on 25 May 1929. Probate was granted to Edward Charles Gowing and William Henry Gowing, engineers and William John Dance, chaffeur. She was buried on 28 May 1929 in Cheltenham.
Harriett Jones formerly Adams nee Spillman
Harriett Spillman was baptised on 28 July 1816 in Berkeley, the daughter of George Spillman and Sarah Wetmore.
Harriett married twice, Her first husband was Mr Adams. They had four children
- Edward Adams. Born 1840 in Middlesex
- John Adams. Born 1840 in Gloucestershire
- Harriet Adams. Born 1842 in Bath, Somerset
- Frederick Adams. Born 1845 in Bath, Somerset
In 1851 Harriett Adams, a 34 year old widow, a grocer was living at 19, Oak Street, Lyncombe and Widcombe. Edward and John were both 11 years old, Harriett was 9 years old and Frederick was 6 years old.
In 1861 Harriett Adams, a 44 year old widow, was living at 19 Oak Street, Bath. Her nephew Richard Spillman, aged 10 and a scholar, son of her brother Richard Spillman and Eliza Bishop (see below)
Harriet remarried on 15 June 1865 at Widcombe. Her second husband was John Jones. They were both of full age. John was a widower, a gentleman, son of William Jones, coach builder. Harriett Adams was a widow, daughter of George Spillman, innkeeper.
Her husband John Jones did not live long.
In 1871 Harriet Jones, a 55 year old widow, an annuitant was living at 12, Fry Belle Vue. Syncombe and Widcombe, Bath. Also at the address was Mary Tylee, aged 55, lodger, charwoman.
In 1881 Harriet Jones was still at 12, Fry Belle Vue. Harriett, a widow was a 65 year old annuitant. Her granddaughter Harriett Adams, aged 12 was living with her.
In 1891 they are both at the same address. Harriet, a widow, aged 75 was living on her own means. Granddaughter, Harriet was a mantle maker.
Nothing more is known about Harriet or her children.
William Spillman and Mary Lakeman Rundle
In 1851 George and Sarah's son William Spillman was a 35 year old journeyman tailor, living with Thomas Weston, master tailor employing I man and his family at Cramers Green, Pendock.
William Spillman married Mary Lakeman Rundle on 25 March 1856 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1856 Kingsbridge 5b 354) . Mary had been born on 24 June 1821 in Aveton Gifford, the daughter of Thomas Rundle and Alice Lakeman.
In 1861 William and Mary were living at Church Street, Modbury, Devon with their children
- Sarah Spillman . Born 7 October 1858 in Modbury.
- Mary Spillman. Born 20 September 1860 in Modbury.
- William Spillman. Born 8 October 1863 in Modbury.
William was employed as an excise man. His sister Elizabeth (see above) was living with them.
William and Mary's daughter Sarah Spillman died on 27 April 1870 when she was just 12 years old (Reg Gen June Qtr 1870 Kingsbridge 5b 165)
William Spillman died on 6 July 1870 aged 52 years old (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1870 Kingsbridge 5b 137) and was buried at St Georges Churchyard, Modbury.
In 1871 Mary Spillman was living with her brother J J Rundle at Whitecross Street, Plymouth, Devon. Also at the address was Elizabeth Leonard and Alice Whyatt, Mary's sisters, Alice's children and 7 year old William Spillman, probably William and Mary's son.
In 1881, Mary Spillman, aged 50 was visiting Phillip Quick Leonard, 89 and his daughter Sarah Leonard at Plumpton St Mary, Devon.
In 1891 Mary was living with her son in law William Wickenden and her daughter Mary at Buckingham Road, Brighton (see below). Mary a 60 year old widow was "living on her own means".
Mary Spillman died in December 1897 in Plymouth
- Mary Wickenden nee Spillman
In 1871 William and Mary's daughter Mary, aged 11 was staying with her aunt and uncle, Sarah and Walter Pearman at 194 St Georges Street, Cheltenham. She moved with them to Leckhampstead and in 1881, aged 20, she was assisting her uncle as a poor rate collector .
Mary Spillman married William Wickenden on 26 February 1884 at Cheltenham. William was a 24 year old grocer, son of George Wickenden, deceased.
In 1891 William and Mary were living at Buckingham Road, Brighton where 31 year old William was a "grocers manager". By 1901 they were living in Elm Grove, 4 St Leonards, Portsmouth, Hants, where 41 year old William was a "fruiterer". They had eight children:
- Walter Spillman Wickenden. Born 14 January 1885 in Brighton
- Alice Sarah Wickenden. Born 17 December 1886 in Brighton
- Cecil George Wickenden,. Born 7 June 1888 in Brighton. Baptised 12 August 1888 at St Luke's, Preston, Sussex.
- Mary Grace Wickenden. Born 27 September 1892 (twin). Baptised 27 February 1893 at St Peter's, Southborough, Hants
- William Frank Wickenden. Born 27 September 1892 (twin). Baptised 27 February 1893 at St Peter's, Southborough, Hants
- Robert Leslie Wickenden. Born 7 December 1895 in Southborough, Hants
- Agnes Ruth Wickenden. Born 1898 in Ramsgate, Kent.
- Horace Watson Wickenden. Born 1901 in Southsea,
In 1911 the family were living at 62B St Johns Street, Folkestone where William was employed as a wholesale fruit salesman. Only Robert, Agnes and Horace remained at home.
Daughter, Agnes Ruth Wickenden, died on 25 December 1915 at 5 St Michaels Street Folkestone and was buried on 29 December 1915 at Folkestone.
I can find no trace of the family in the 1921 census.
William Wickenden of 51a West Hill, Wandsworth, Surrey died on 23 February 1931. Probate was granted to Reverend Walter Spillman Wickenden, clerk.
By 1939 Mary had been widowed. she was living at the Vicarage, Blanchard with her unmarried son Walter who was a clerk in the holy orders. Mary Wickenden of Blanchard Vicarage, Blanchard, Northumberland, widow, died on 25 February 1944. Probate was granted to Reverend Walter Spillman Wickenden.
William and Mary's eldest son Walter Spillman Wickenden spent some time in Canada. In the 1911 census he was living in Amish, Strathcona, Alberta, Canada, and gives his occupation as "student". William returned to the UK "for a visit" leaving from New York on 22 May 1920. He returned to Canada on 4 October 1920. The passenger card suggests he had lost a brother to tuberculosis five years previously. In 1921, Reverend W S Wickenden was resident at Battle River, Alberta. He returned to the United Kingdom and in 1939 was the vicar at Blanchard, Northumberland. Reverend Walter Spillman Wickenden died on 18 January 1956 and was buried at Widdrington, Northumberland.
In 1911 William and Mary's daughter Alice Sarah Wickenden was living with William Harding, a medical practitioner and his family at 36 Bournemouth Park Road, Southchurch, Southend on Sea. She is described as a companion, presumably to the doctor's wife. Alice married Percival Stephen Barnett on 24 October 1914 at St Marks, Plumstead Common. Percival had been born on 12 January 1885, the son of James Barnett and Priscilla Thomas.
In 1921 Percival and Sarah were living at 46, Lovelace Gardens, Southend on Sea. Perciville was 36 years old and a bank clerk for the national Provincial Union Bank of England Ltd. Alice, aged 34 was on home duties. Alice's brother Robert Leslie Wickenden, a journalism student was visiting. Ethel Kate Kempson, aged 14, a general domestic servant was living with them. , Percival and Sarah had two sons
- Paul Barnett. Born 17 September 1917 in Ely Cambridgeshire. Paul married Patricia C L Wilson in 1942 in Bromley. Paul died in 2006 in Dorset.
- Alan Barnett, Born 24 April 1921 in Southend on Sea. Baptised 15 May 1921 in Holy Trinity, Southchurch. Alan was killed on 6/7 March 1943, failing to return to base in Tunisia.
In 1939 Percival S Barnett is shown as "married" but is listed at 1 Princes Street, City of London with 5 other bank employees. Alice was living at 23, St Mary's Street, Cambridge, with son Alan. They were most likely staying with Percival's brother and his family. Percival Stephen Barnett died on 3 January 1952 at 94 Bingham Road, Croydon. Alice Sarah Barnett of Farthings Mead, Broad Lane, Bridport died on 31 March 1980.
In 1911 William and Mary's son Cecil George Wickenden was brewers clerk boarding with Jane Endersley, widow and her family at 50 Brookbank Road, Lewisham. Cecil died on 28 September 1916 at Keycol Hill Sanatorium Sittingbourne, Kent. He was buried on 2 October 1916 in Cheriton Road Cemetery, Shepway, Folkestone.
In 1911 William and Mary's daughter Mary Grace Wickenden was a domestic nurse working for William Conway Cook and his family at Glenlogie, Clarence Road, Bognor. Mary married Lewis Mason on 15 August 1918 at St James, Clapham. Lewis, aged 25 was a lance bombardier in the RFA. He was the son of William Mason, fish merchant.
in 1921 they were living at 56, Vale Road, Ramsgate, Kent. Lewis, aged 27, was a journalist for The East Kent Times Ltd newspapers. Mary, aged 28 was on home duties. In 1939 Lewis and Mary Grace were living at 3 Minalsham Villas, Vale Square, Ramsgate where Lewis was a journalist/sub-editor/reporter. Mary Grace Mason died in 1970 in Bridge, Kent. Lewis Mason died in 1975 in Canterbury, Kent.
In 1911 William and Mary's son William Frank Wickenden, aged 18, an assistant grocer was boarding with Martha Hinds at 73 & 75 Broad Walk, Rainham, Kent. The census confirms that he was born in Southborough. William Frank Wickenden died on 21 February 1919 and was buried at Cheriton Road Cemetery, Folkestone. He would have been around 26 years old.
In 1921 William and Mary's son Robert Leslie Wickenden was visiting his sister Alice and her husband Percival Stephen Barnett at 46 Lovelace Gardens, Southend on Sea. Aged 25, he was a journalism student. In 1927 he may have been living at 285 Streatham High Road, Wandsworth with Mrs Mary Hawkins. He died in 1933 aged 37 in Pancras.
William and Mary's son Horace Watson Wickenden also seems to have emigrated to Canada for on 9 July 1933 he returns to England where he intends to stay at Yeo Farm, Down St Mary, Devon. He gives his occupation as a teacher. He returns to Canada on 19 August 1933. The passenger list indicates he had been in Canada from August 1920 to June 1933. Travelling with him was his daughter Mary Julia Wickenden born in Canada around 1930. In October 1933 his wife Edyth E Wickenden and son Thomas W age 10 months arrive in Quebec. The passenger listed shows that Edyth had previously been in Canada from September 1923 to May 1932. It had been Edyth Ellen Strong who arrived in 1923 with a view to teaching. I presume she met and married Horace in Canada. Edyth Ellen Wickenden died on 3 January 1953. Horace later married Margaret Mary Robinson. In 1957 Horace W Wickenden, teacher is listed on the electoral roll at 335 Wilbur Court, Saskatoon along with wife Margaret and son Tom. Horace Watson Wickenden died on 25 April 1995 in Saskatoon, Canada. Margaret Mary Wickenden died in 2000 in Saskatoon.
Much of the information in this section has been provided by Reg Rundle who I have corresponded with over the years
In 1881 William and Mary Spillman's son, William Spillman, was living at 1 Fore Street, Antony, Cornwall with his Uncle and Aunt, Charles and Elizabeth Leonard and their children. Charles was a tailor and 18 year old William, an assistant outfitter. I can find no trace of William in 1891.
- William Spillman and Louisa Phillippa Chapple
William Spillman married Louisa Phillippa Chapple on 24 September 1893 at Torpoint, Cornwall (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1893 Stoke Damerel 5b 682).
In 1901, William, aged 38, was living at Devonport, Devon with wife and children
- Arthur William A Spillman. Born 1895 in Devonport
- Walter Leonard Spillman. Born 29 December 1896 in Devonport. Baptised 21 March 1897 in St Michael's, Devonport.
William was the manager of a gentleman's outfitters.
In 1911 the family are living at 35 Alcester Street, Devonport. 48 year old William is a tailors and outfitters manager. His 16 year old son Arthur is a clerk at the GPO and his 14 year old son Walter is still at school.
In 1921 William and Louisa were living at 35, Alcester Road, Devonport. He was an outfitters manager for Gamlen Brothers, Fore Street, Devonport. This picture of Gamlen Brothers in 1896 is taken from Devonport.online.co.uk
William Spillman of 24, Pasley Street, Devonport died on 5 October 1936. Probate was granted to Louisa Phillipa Spillman, his widow.
So by 1939 Louisa had been widowed and was living at 49 Pasley Street, Plymouth with her son Walter and his wife (see below). Louisa, a widow was on unpaid domestic duties.
Louisa P Spillman died in 1940 aged 76 years old in Plymouth (Reg Gen Sept 1940 Plymouth 5b 799).
William and Louisa's son Arthur William Spillman of 2nd Battalion London Irish Rifles was killed in action on 23 December 1917 in Jerusalem. He is commemorated on the Jerusalem memorial. Probate was granted to William Spillman, outfitters manager.
William and Louisa's son Walter Leonard Spillman married Susie Fleeta Rundle in 1918 in East Stonehouse. In 1921 Walter and Susie were living at 24 Pasley Street, Plymouth. Walter was a 24 year old buyer (outfitters) for Gamlen Ltd at Fore Street, Devonport. In 1939 they were living at 49, Pasley Street, Plymouth where Walter was a wireless engineer. Walter Leonard Spillman of Fortescue House, Hampton Road, Twickenham died on 10 February 1947 in Brentford. Probate was granted to Susie Fleeta Spillman, widow and Reverand Walter Spillman Wickenden, clerk (see above). In 1949 "Fleeta" was still living at Fortescue House School, Twickenham. Fleeta Susie Spillman died in 1995 in Plymouth aged 99 years.
Richard Spillman and Eliza Bishop/Amelia Coleman.
George and Sarah's son Richard Spillman married Eliza Bishop on 7 May 1848 at St James Church, North Kensington. Richard, a silk mercer is the son of George Spillman, gentleman. Eliza was the daughter of Samuel Bishop, deceased. The witnesses were Edward White and Mary Hanning.By 1851, 28 year old Richard was a mercer living at Warren Street, Southwark, London with his wife Eliza and his children
- Eliza Mary Spillman Baptised 3 June 1849 at Wimbledon
- Richard George Spillman. Baptised 23 June 1851 in Stepney.
Eliza Spillman died in 1853 and was buried on 21 February 1853 at Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove.
On 27 May 1860 Richard remarried in the Holy Trinity Church, Westminster. He was a 36 year old widower, a silk mercer. His bride was Amelia Coleman, aged 32, the daughter of Joseph Coleman, gentleman.
I can find no trace of Richard and Amelia in the 1861 census. Richard and Eliza's daughter Eliza, aged 12, was staying with her uncle and aunt Walter and Sarah Pearman at 174, 175 and 176 High Street, Cheltenham. Their son Richard, aged 10 and a scholar, was staying with another aunt, Harriett Adams at 19 Oak Street, Bath. Harriett was a 44 year old widow who had born in Berkeley (circ.1817).
By 1871 Richard and Amelia were living at 47 Hanover Square, London. Richard, now 47 describes himself as a "traveller". Daughter "Mary" was back at home. She is now 22 and a milliner.
In 1881 Richard and Amelia are living at 5 Brigade Terrace, Battersea and Richard is a warehouseman in the woolen trade. Neither child remains at home.
In 1891 they are living at 328 High Street, Battersea and 68 year cold Richard is a drapers traveller. Amelia Spillman died in 1892, aged 70 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1892 Wandsworth 1d 527). Richard Spillman died in 1897 aged 74 (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1897 Wandsworth 1d 393).
Nothing more has been traced about either of Richard and Eliza's children.
Elizabeth Jones nee Wetmore
Elizabeth Wetmore was baptised 28 October 1783 at Hill, daughter of Jno and Elizabeth Wetmore.
Elizabeth married William Jones at Hill on 21 May 1807. The witnesses were Mary Jones and John Wetmore. William Jones was the son of John Jones (Appendix K), the brother of Fanny Ponting who married William Ponting (Appendix C), the brother of John Jones who married Mary Hewett (Appendix K) and the uncle of Jane Jones who married Henry Ponting (Chapter 4).
In 1841 William and Elizabeth are living in Hill where William is still farming. Living with them are William Jones, aged 8 and Elizabeth Jones, aged 4 who I believe to be their grandchildren. William Jones had been baptised 2 June 1833 at Berkeley, the son of William and Ann Jones of Appleridge. Later censuses indicate that William's father William had been born in 1808 at Hill, and so I believe him to be William and Elizabeth's son.In 1841 William and Elizabeth are living in Hill where William is still farming. Living with them are William Jones, aged 8 and Elizabeth Jones, aged 4 who I believe to be their grandchildren. William Jones had been baptised 2 June 1833 at Berkeley, the son of William and Ann Jones of Appleridge. Later censuses indicate that William's father William had been born in 1808 at Hill, and so I believe him to be William and Elizabeth's son.
William and Elizabeth had four sons
- William Jones. Baptised 30 March 1808 at Hill
- Henry Jones. Baptised 20 April 1810 at Berkeley. Henry Jones was buried on 1 April 1812 at Berkeley, the son of William Jones, dairyman.
- John Jones, born 13 July 1811, baptised 28 July 1811 at Hill and
- Henry Jones, baptised 13 October 1816 at Hill.
When William and the first Henry were baptised William is described as dairyman from Hill and no mothers name is given. When John and the second son Henry were baptised Elizabeth is named as their mother and William is described as a farmer.
In 1841 William and Elizabeth are living in Hill where William is still farming. Living with them are William Jones, aged 8 and Elizabeth Jones, aged 4 who I believe to be their grandchildren. William Jones had been baptised 2 June 1833 at Berkeley, the son of William and Ann Jones of Appleridge. Later censuses indicate that William's father William had been born in 1808 at Hill, and so I believe him to be William and Elizabeth's son.
Elizabeth Jones of Rockhampton died aged 60 and was buried at Rockhampton on 23 February 1844￼
In 1851 William Jones aged 70 was a freehold farmer of 20 acres was living in Rockhampton with one house servant, Mabel Leeder.
William Jones of Rockhampton died aged 84 year and was buried at Rockhampton on 28 May 1864. ￼
William Jones and Ann Ford
William and Elizabeth's son, William Jones married Ann Ford on 11 April 1838 at Rockhampton. The witnesses were John Ford and Sarah Whitfield.
William and Ann had five children:
- William Jones. Baptised 2 June 1833 at Berkeley
- Ann Jones. Baptised 25 November 1836 at Alveston
- Henry Jones. Baptised 22 December 1840 at Alveston
- John Ford Jones. Baptised 3 January 1843 at Alveston
- Elizabeth Wetmore Jones. Baptised 8 December 1845 at Alverston.
In 1841 William and Ann are at Coneygree Farm with children Ann and Henry who is just 6 months old. Their son William appears to have been staying with his grandparents in Hill.
In 1851 the family were still living at Conygree Farm, Alveston where William was farming 320 acres with 4 labourers. They were still there in 1861 the farm had expanded to 340 acres and was being farmed with the help of 6 men and 2 boys. Ann's niece Janet Ford, aged 12 was visiting at the time. All the children remained at home apart from for Ann Jones. In 1871 William, aged 64 and Ann are still at Conygree Farm, now 200 acres being farmed with 6 men and one boy. Only daughter Elizabeth remains at home.
Ann Jones of Alveston died aged 62 and was buried at Rockhampton on 15 January 1872. William Jones of Falfield died in 1876 aged 68 years old and was buried at Rockhampton on 17 May 1876.
in 1861 William and Ann's son William was still living at home with his parents. He died aged 35 and was buried at Rockhampton on 12 April 1869.
Nothing more is known about William and Ann's daughter Ann Jones after 1851.
In 1861 William and Ann's son Henry Jones was still living with his parents. He died in 1871 in Rockhampton
- John Ford Jones and Ann Sainsbury Young/Mary Eliza Young
William and Ann's son John Ford Jones married Ann Sainsbury Young on 19 April 1870 at St Mary's, Almondbury. Ann was the daughter of Jacob Young (1803 to 1870) and Ann Sainsbury (1808 to 1876).
In 1871 John and Ann were living at Earthcotte Green, Alveston, where John was farming 119 acres with 4 labourers and 1 boy. By 1881 both his older brothers had died and he was back at Conygee Farm. John and Ann had four surviving children, having lost two daughters, although their youngest Ernest is not listed:
- Annie Beatrice Jones. Baptised 9 October 1870 at St Helens, Alveston.
- Elizabeth Young Jones. Baptised 23 February 1873 at St Helens, Alveston
- William John Jones. Baptised 6 September 1874 at St Helens, Alveston.
- Mary Susannah Jones. Baptised 25 November 1877 at St Helens, Alveston. Buried 31 January 1879 at Rockhampton Church, aged 15 months.
- Ernest Ford Jones. Born 4 May 1879 (see below)
- Ada Eliza Jones. Born 20 February 1880. Baptised 21 March 1880 at St Helen Alveston. Buried 1881 aged 1 year 2 months. Buried 21 March 1881 at Rockampton Church, aged 13 months.
Ann Sainsbury Jones died on 8 January 1884 aged 40 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1884 Thornbury 6a 131).
John Ford Jones remarried. His second wife was Mary Eliza. It is possible that this was Mary Eliza Young, Ann's sister who had been baptised on 9 September 1852 at Almondsbury. In 1891 they are living at Coneygree Farm and they have two young children:
- Linda Jane Jones. Born 11 July 1884. Baptised 9 August 1885 at Alverston.
- Dora Gertrude Jones. Born 18 March 1887. Baptised 24 April 1887 at Alverston.
John Ford Jones died in 1898 aged 55 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1898 Thornbury 6a 131).
In 1901 Mary Eliza Jones is living at the Coneygree Farm. "Beatrice", William, Linda and Dora are listed and also son Ernest F Jones is listed for the first time. In 1891 he may have been a pupil at Long Ashton School. His baptism has not been traced and its unclear where he would have been when the earlier censuses were taken.
In 1911 Mary Eliza Jones, a 58 year old widow, is still farming at Coneygree Farm. William, Linda and Doris remain at home and are all working on the farm.
Mary Eliza Jones may have died aged 79 and was buried on 8 May 1931 in Stoke-Bishop, Gloucestershire,
John and Ann's daughter Annie Beatrice Jones married Alvan Lloyd Blanch on 17 April 1907 at Alverston. Alvan was a 28 year old farmer, son of Alvan Thomas Blanch, farmer.
In 1911 Alvan and Annie were living at Tanner Farm, Frampton Cotterill, where Alvan was farming. Assistant, Thomas John Pope was living with them. In 1921 they were living at Kendalshire, Winterbourne, Westernleigh, Gloucestershire where Alvan Lloyd Blanch, aged 41 was farming. His wife, Annie, aged 49 was assisting. Gladys Stinchcombe, aged 26 is described as a help on domestic duties. Edward John Simmons, their 30 year old farm manager was living with them. Annie Beatrice Blanch of Kendleshire, Coalpit Heath died aged 52 years and was buried on 7 July 1924 at Frampton Cotterell. Alvan remarried on 28 April 1926 at St Thomas, Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire. His second wife was Violet Marjorie Evans. In 1935 Alvan is listed in the Kelly's directory at Kendleshire, Winterbourne, Bristol. Violet M Blanch died on 29 October 1957 and was buried on 1 November 1957 in Pucklechurch. Alvan Lloyd Blanch of Church Farm House, Pucklechurch died on 15 June 1958 at Snowdon Road Hospital, Fishponds, Bristol. Probate was granted to Digby Blanch and Basil John Bartlett, farmers and Mary Isaac (wife of Roy Isaac).
John and Ann's daughter Elizabeth Young Jones married Albert Edward Sainsbury on 6 October 1894 at Thornbury. Elizabeth, aged 20 was the daughter of John Ford Jones, farmer. Albert Edward Sainsbury, aged 29 was a saddler. His father was William Young Sainsbury, railway officer. The witnesses were Henry Codrington and Florence Emily Hosgood.
In 1901 they were living at 37, High Street, Thornbury where Albert was a saddler and harness maker working on his own account. They had a daughter:
- Florence Beatrice Sainsbury. Born 4 August 1896. Baptised 4 October 1896 at Thornbury. In 1911 Florence was living with her Sainsbury grandparents. Florence married Henry Ivor Alsop on 23 October 1920, They had one daughter. In 1921 Henry and Florence were living with his parents at 10, Ladysmith Road, Cardiff. Henry, aged 22 was a clerk at the District Superintendent's Office, Great Western Railway. Wife, Florence, aged 51 was on home duties. Henry appears to have gone on to work on foreign railways. In 1932 they arrive back in the UK from Japan. Henry is shown as working for the F.M.S. Railways. In 1940 they leave Malaysia for Australia. Florence returns to the UK from Australia in 1945. Henry must have returned to Malaya because he was captured in Singapore and place in a POW camp for the duration of the War. His next of kin is wife Florence at a C/O Bank of NSW, Sydney. Florence leaves the UK for Malaya in 1946 and then arrives in USA from Malaya in 1947. Henry also leaves Malaya for the USA in 1947. In 1948 they both leave for Malaya where Henry is a superintendent on the railways. They appear to have finished in Canada, appearing on the voters list in 1957. Henry Ivor Alsop died on 27 February 1969 in Burnaby. Florence died on 7 July 1977 in Burnaby, North Vancouver.
Elizabeth Young Sainsbury of Thornbury died on 10 January 1902 aged just 28 and was buried on 16 January 1902 at Quenington. Probate was granted to William Young Sainsbury, retired relieving officer and William Young Sainsbury, the younger, accountant. Albert remarried on 21 August 1905. Albert was a 40 year old widower, a saddler. His second wife was Cecilia Annie Price, 28 year old spinster, daughter of Henry John Price, clerk. They had a son in 1906. Albert Edward Sainsbury of Thornbury, saddler and harness maker, died on 19 July 1908 in Thornbury. He was buried on 22 July 1908 at Thornbury. Probate was granted to William Young Sainsbury, retired relieving officer and William Young Sainsbury, the younger, accountant. Cecilia Ann Sainsbury remarried in 1910. She appears to have carried on her late husband's business. Cecilia Annie Blizzard died in 1941 in Thornbury.
John and Ann's son William John Jones married Ann Maud Mary Coleman on 12 February 1917 at St Mary's Church, Hampstead Marshall, nr Newbury. They had two children
- William John Victor Jones, Born 16 July 1919.
- Vernon Ford Jones. Born 5 January 1921. Baptised 16 March 1921 in Alveston. Vernon Ford Jones of Conygree Farm died on 17 September 1941 aged 20 years old, at Shellards Lane, Tytherington. He was buried on 22 September 1941 in Alveston. The register notes that he was killed in a motor bike accident. Administration was granted to his mother Annie Maud Mary Jones, widow.
William John Jones of Conygree Farm died on 1 March 1923 aged 48 and was buried at St Helens, Alveston on 23 March 1923. Probate was granted to his widow, Ann Maud Mary Jones. in 1939, Annie M M Jones, widow was still farming Conygree Farm. Her sons William and Vernon were both described as farmers. William S Higdon, farm bailiff was living with them. William Stanley Higdon and Annie married in 1945 in Cheltenham. Annie died on 23 April 1966. William died on 17 November 1965. Both were buried at St Saviour's Church, Tetbury.
John and Ann's son Ernest Ford Jones married Clara Rosina Blanch on 14 April 1909 in Iron Acton. Ernest was a 29 year old farmer. Clara was 31 years old, the daughter of Alvan Thomas Blanch. Her brother Alvan Lloyd Blanch had married Ernest's sister Annie Beatrice Jones (see above).
In 1911 they were living in Alverston where Ernest was a mixed farmer. They had had one child who had died. In 1921 they were living at Haywards Farm, Alverston. Ernest, aged 42 was farming on his own account. Clara. aged 43 was on home duties. Rose Sansum, a 14 year old domestic servant was living with them. They had three daughter, all in school whole time;
- Mary Rosina Jones. Born 4 October 1911. Baptised 5 November 1911 at Alverston. Mary married Joseph Ernest Percival Taylor in 1939 in Thornbury. Joseph was the son of Joseph Taylor (1850 to ??) and Annie Knapp Meredith (1859 to 1932). Annie was the daughter of Mark Crossman Meredith and her sister Mary Meredith had married into the Ponting family (see Appendix H) Mary Rosina Taylor died aged 57 and was buried on 10 April 1969 at Alveston. Joseph died aged 71 and was buried on 31 December 1973 at Alverston.
- Dorothy Blanch Jones. Born 26 April 1913. Baptised 25 May 1913 in St Helen's, Alverston. Dorothy married Arthur Evan Savage on 28 April 1937 in Alverston. Evan was a 32 year old farmer, son of Daniel Arthur Savage, farmer. Dorothy was 24 years old. in 1939 they were living at Nupdown, Thornbury. Arthur was a dairy farmer and Dorothy on unpaid domestic duties. They had one daughter under school age. Evan Arthur Savage died in 1997. Dorothy Blanche Savage died in 2002 in Stroud.
- Elizabeth Hannah Jones. Born 24 December 1914. Baptised 5 February 1915 in Alverston. Elizabeth married Alex H Barford in 1944 in Thornbury. In 1948 through to at least 1959 they were living at Meadow View, Thornbury.
In 1939 Ernest and Clara were living at Haywards Farm, Thornbury. Daughters Mary and Elizabeth were both still living with them. Clara Rosina Jones died aged 84 and was buried on 17 November 1961 at Alveston. Ernest Ford Young Jones of Haywards Farm, Alveston died on 27 September 1971 aged 92 and was buried on 1 October 1971 at Alveston.
John and Mary's daughter Linda Jane Jones married Wallace Jugurtha Young on 26 April 1920 at Alveston. Wallace was a 42 year old yeoman, son of Henry Young (deceased), yeoman. Linda was 34 years old. Wallace Jugurtha Jones was the son of Henry Young and Elizabeth Wetmore Jones (see below), so this was a marriage of first cousins.
In 1921 they were living at The Laurels, Latteridge, Iron Acton. Wallace, aged 43 was farming on his own account. Linda, aged 35 was on home duties. In 1939 Wallace and Lynda Young were living at 10, Station Road, Thornbury and Wallace was a "storekeeper at the aircraft works". They had a daughter at school.
- Elizabeth M Young. Born 23 September 1923. Elizabeth married John S Dore in 1954 in Thornbury.
Linda Jane Young, wife of Wallace Jurgutha Young, passed away on 21 February 1940 at 10, Station Road, Patchway, aged 54 years old. Wallace Jurgutha Young of 15 Highham Way, Patcham, Gloucester died on 20 May 1966 at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. He had tripped over a draughter excluder and broken his thigh. Probate was granted to Harry Spratt, farmer and Stephen Francis Hodman, solicitor. His effects were valued at £2,737.
John and Mary's daughter Dora Gertrude Jones married Harry Spratt on 25 March 1913 at Alveston. Harry was a 25 year old farmer, the son of John Spratt, farmer.
In 1921 Harry and Dora were living at Tockington Park, Almondsbury where Harry, aged 33 was farming on his own account. Dora, aged 34 was on domestic duties. Nora Wilkins, a 26 year old servant was living with them. In 1939 they were living in Tockington Park Farm, Almondsbury where Harry was a farmer. Dora G Spratt died in 1967 and was buried on 10 March 1967 at Aust, St John. Harry Spratt died aged 82 and was buried on 28 April 1970.
- Elizabeth Wetmore Young nee Jones
William and Ann's daughter Elizabeth Wetmore Jones married Henry Young on 10 December 1872 at Alveston. Henry was a 37 year old widower, the son of Samuel Young, farmer. Elizabeth was a 27 year old spinster, the daughter of William Jones, farmer.
Henry Young had previously married Leah Cornock on 4 March 1862 at Thornbury. Leah Cornock had been baptised on 14 April 1839 at Oldbury-upon-Severn, the daughter of Richard Cornock (1794 to 1849) and Jane Cotterill (1808 to 1839). Leah was the sister of Levi Cornock (see Appendix I - Part 1). Leah Young died on 27 June 1871 at Oldbury on Severn.
Henry and Leah had had six children:
- Susannah Teresa Young. Baptised 1 March 1863 at St Helen, Alveston.
- Victor Cornock Young. Baptised 19 June 1864 at St Helen, Alveston
- Ada Leah Young. Baptised 18 July 1865 at St Helen, Alverston.
- Lavinia Young. Baptised 11 April 1869 at St Helen, Alverston.
- Harry Sturge Young. Baptised 27 May 1870 at St Helen, Alverston.
- Flora Aurora Young. Baptised 27 May 1870 at St Helen, Alverston.
In 1881 Henry and Elizabeth W Young were farming Church Farm, Alveston, 264 acres with the help of 3 labourers and I boy. They had six children of their own
- Mary Louisa Young. Baptised 17 July 1873 at Alveston, daughter of Henry Young and Elizabeth Wetmore Young.
- Katherine Elizabeth Young. Baptised 24 January 1875 at Alverston, the daughter of Henry Young and Elizabeth Wetmore Young.
- Frances Anne Young. Born 29 August 1876. Baptised 1 October 1876 the daughter of Henry Young and Elizabeth Sainsbury Young.
- Wallace Jugurtha Young. Born 7 January 1878. Baptised 3 February 1878 in Alveston. Strangely, like his elder sister and younger brother the baptism record shows Wallace as son of Henry Young and Elizabeth Sainsbury Young!! Very odd!!
- Norma Young. Born 12 April 1880. Baptised 9 May 1880 in Alveston, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Young.
- William Reginald Young. Baptised 7 April 1882 at Alverston, son of Henry Young and Elizabeth Sainsbury Young.
Henry Young died in 1884.
Henry and Leah's daughter Florence "Flora" Aurora Young, died aged 17 and was buried on 3 December 1887 in Alveston.
So by 1891 Elizabeth Young had been widowed. She was still living at Church Farm, Alveston where she is shown as jointly carrying on the business with her step-son Victor. The only one of Henry and Elizabeth's children not at home in 1891 was Mary Louisa Young. Mary was a drapers assistant, living and working for Thomas Hewett Ponting in Westbourne Grove (Chapter 6). Thomas Ponting and Elizabeth Wetmore Jones were 2nd cousins through the Jones line and would be related more distantly through the Wetmore line. What had taken Mary to London? Did the family relationship provide the opportunity? Mary had also been born in Rudgeway which is close to where Sydney and Emily Ponting (Chapter 9) returned to live in the 1890's. Did this have an influence?
In 1901 Elizabeth was still farming Church Farm, Alveston. Her step children, Ada L Young and Harry S Young and Frances A Young, aged 24 and Wallace J Young remained at home. In 1911 Elizabeth is still farming Church Farm, now described as in Rudgeway. Her step daughters Ada and Lavinia are assisting in the business as is her daughter Frances Ann, now aged 34 and her son Wallace, aged 33 years old.
When the census was taken on 19 June 1921 Elizabeth, aged 74 was still described as a farmer at Church Farm, Alveston. Her stepdaughters, Ada, aged 50, Lavinia, aged 47 and her daughter Frances, aged 36 were also all described as farmers working on their own account. Frances had married and her husband Frederick Chapman, aged 36, was similarly described. Elsie Longdon, a 17 year old domestic servant was also at the address,
Elizabeth Wetmore Young of Church Farm, Alveston died aged 75 (the burial record says 76) and was buried on 12 November 1921 at Alverston.
In 1891 it's possible that Henry and Leah's daughter Susanna Teresa Young was visiting Daniel E Holbourne and his wife at East combe Farm House, Castle Coombe. Daniel was a 36 year old farmer, his wife was 32, both had been born in Wiltshire. "Teresa S" Young was 28 years old and born Rudgeway, Gloucestershire. I can find no trace of Susanna in the 1901 census. it is possible that Susanna died, aged 45 and was buried on 8 March 1909 in Heavitree, Devon.
Henry and Leah's son Victor Cornock Young married Annie Matilda Fisher on 16 November 1907 at Thornbury. Victor was a 43 year old auctioneer and land agent. Annie was 44 years old, the daughter of Walter Fisher, yeoman.
In 1911 they were living at The Green, Alveston where Victor was an auctioneer. In 1921 Victor was still living at The Green, Alverston. He was a 57 year old auctioneer. He is shown as married, but his wife is not listed. Alice Lambert, a 21 year old domestic servant is at the address. Annie Matilda Young, aged 57 and on home duties was a visitor along with 19 others and 3 boarders at The Grand, Ilfracombe. Victor Cornock Young of The Green, Alveston and of Thornbury died on 3 February 1923 at Alveston. Probate was granted to Annie Matilda Young, his widow. His estate was valued at £1,500. Annie Matilda Young died aged 85 in a nursing home in Weston-Super-Mare and was buried on 22 February 1947 in the same plot as her husband at St Helen's, Alveston.
In 1911 and 1921 Henry and Leah's daughter Ada Leah Young was living with her stepmother Elizabeth, at Church Farm, Alveston. Ada Leah Young of Mudgedown Farm, Iron Acton, spinster died on 23 January 1927. She was buried on 27 January 1927 at St Helen's, Alveston. Probate was granted to her brother Wallace Jurgurtha Young, commercial traveller. Her effects were worth £431.4s.4d.
In 1911 and 1921 Henry and Leah's daughter Lavinia Young, aged 41, was still living with her step mother Elizabeth at Church Farm, Rudgeway. Lavinia Young of Church Farm died aged 52 and was buried on 24 December 1921 at Alveston.
On 13 February 1900 Henry and Leah's son Harry Sturge Young was tried the local judiciary accused of supplying a "noxious substance" to Ethel Lippiatt knowing it was being acquired with a view to procuring a miscarriage. He was found not guilty.
Harry Sturge Young married Agnes Jane Foskett on 13 April 1903 at Alverston. Harry was a 33 year old farmer. Agnes was 37 years old, the daughter of John Foskett, accountant.
In 1911 they were living at Church Farm, Pucklechurch. Agnes's mother Annie Foskett, a 76 year old widow living "on private means", was also living with them. They had a 5 year old son:
- Harry Robert Young. Born 30 November 1905. Baptised 11 February 1906 at Oldbury Upon Severn. In 1921 he was living at Station Road, Yate with his mother. In 1939 Harry Robert Young was with his wife Margaret at Kenilworth Hall Hotel, Kenilworth. He was an aero engine engineer, his wife was on unpaid domestic duties. Harry Robert Young of Rectory Cottage, Strensham, died on 26 September 1984.
Henry Sturge Young of Court Farm, Pucklechurch died on 24 September 1916 at Guys Hospital, London. He was buried at Alveston on 28 September 1916. Probate was granted to Agnes Jane Young, his widow and Willie Frederick Cooke solicitor. His estate was valued at £3,617.3s.6d. In 1921 Agnes and her son Harry were living at Station Road, Yate. Agnes, aged 54 was engine engineer. on home duties. Harry, aged 15, was a scholar whole time. In 1927 Agnes was still at Station Road, Yate. I can find no trace of Agnes in 1939. Agnes Jane Young of Bristol Hospital, Fishponds, Bristol died on 9 January 1948. Probate was granted to Harry Robert Young, civil engineer.
In 1901 Henry and Elizabeth's daughter Mary "Louisa" Young, a 27 year old drapers assistant, born Rudgeway was living at 8 Lowndes Terrace, Knightsbridge where along over 100 others she was employed by "Harvey Nicholls". Mary Louisa Young married William Spencer Sharp on 20 January 1904 in Alveston. William was a 33 year old farmer, son of Henry Sharp, farmer.
In 1911 William and Mary were living at 3 Hitherfield Road, Streatham and William was a furnishing cost clerk. The census confirms Mary had been born in Rudgeway, Gloucestershire. They had three children.
- Marjorie Louise Sharp. Born 1905 in Oxted, Surrey. Baptised 28 May 1905 at Limpsfield, Southwark. She was confirmed on 7 December 1921 aged 16 in St Margaret's Southwark.
- John Osborn Sharp. Born 8 April 1908 in Merton, Surrey. Baptised 14 June 1908 at Christ Church, Mitcham. John was confirmed on 6 December 1922 at St Margaret's, Stretham Hill. On 3 July 1927, a 19 year old draughtsman, sailed on S.S. Laconia arriving in Massachusetts. On 22 August 1947 he again arrived in New York on the S.S. Marine Flasher. He was an engineer whose last permanent address was Folkestone, Kent. Travelling with him was his wife Joyce Enid Sharp and their two children.
- Harry Spencer Sharp. Born 25 August 1910 in Streatham, Surrey. Baptised 2 October 1910 at St Margaret's. Southwark. In 1939 Harry was living at Lamona, Benfleet where single, he was an insurance agent. Harry Spencer of Tanners House School Road, Saltwood, Hythe died on 22 February 1976.
In 1921 William and Mary were living at Hitherfield Road, Wandsworth. William was 51 years old, an upholsterer works room manager for Harvey Nicholls & Co. Mary, aged 48 was on home duties. Marjorie, aged 16 was of "no occupation", sons John and Harry were in school, whole time. Jean Mary Cromer, niece, aged 22, also of "no occupation" was living with them. William Spencer Sharp of 3, Hitherfield Road, Streatham, Surrey died on 21 June 1931. Probate was granted to Mary Louisa Sharp, widow.
Henry and Elizabeth's daughter Katherine Elizabeth Young married Ellis Charles Henry Hadley on 26 November 1896 at St Helen's, Alveston. Ellis was a 23 year old, confectioner, son of William Pearce Hadley, farmer.
In 1901 Ellis and Katherine were living at Latteridge, Iron Acton where Ellis was a confectioner. Their eldest daughter had been born. The 1901 trade directory shows his business address as 2 St George's Place, Bathwick and his residence at 8, Railway Street. By 1911 they were living at 25, Powlett Road, Bathwick, Bath, Ellis, aged 36 was a baker and confectioner. They had two children:
- Kathleen Victoria Hadley. Born 5 March 1897 in Thornbury. Baptised 5 January 1902 in Iron Acton aged 4 years old. Kathleen married Albert John Woodman in 1938. In 1939 they were living at 18 Odd Down Cottages, Bath where Albert was a dental mechanic. Kathleen Victoria Woodman of Homeleigh, Upper Wellsway, Bath (wife of Albert John Woodman) died on 9 January 1956. Probate was granted to Albert John Woodman, general stores proprietor. She was buried at St Mary's, Bathwick.
- Godfrey Frank Hadley. Born 16 October 1901 in Latteridge. Baptised 5 January 1902 in Iron Acton. Godfrey married Mariel Wilson in 1934. Godfrey Frank Hadley of 36, Amberley Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne died on 5 August 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne.
In 1921 Ellis and Katherine were still living at 25, Powlett Road, Bath. Ellis was a 47 year old confectioner and bakery chef for Tiverton Co-operative Society, Bath. Katherine, aged 45 was on home dur\ties. Daughter Kathleen, was 24 years old and an out of work photographer. Godfrey, aged 19, was an electrical engineer working for Bath Corporation Electric Works. Katherine Elizabeth Hadley died on 6 December 1938 and was buried at Bathwick, Bath. In 1939 Ellis, a retired baker and confectioner, now a widower, was living alone at 25, Powlett Road. Ellis C H Hadley of 1 Hill View Odd Down, Bath died aged 79 on 18 December 1952 at St Anthony's Nursing Home, Weston Road, Bath. He was buried in St Mary's, Bathwick.
Henry and Elizabeth's daughter Frances Anne Young married Frederick Chapman on 6 April 1918 she at Alverston. Frederick was 33 years old "an officer in the Gloucestershire Regiment", the son of Ernest Chapman, yeoman. Frances was a 41 years old spinster.
I can find no trace of them in the 1921 census at the present time. In 1939 Frederick and Frances were living at Watch Oak, Frederick was a farm bailiff and Frances was on unpaid domestic duties. Frances Ann Chapman of West Lodge, Thornbury Castle died aged 69 and was buried on 19 June 1946 at Thornbury.
In 1911 Henry and Elizabeth's son Wallace Jurgutha Young was living with his mother and, aged 33 was working on the family farm at Church Farm, Rudgeway. On 26 April 1920 Wallace married Linda Jane Jones, the daughter of John Ford Jones and Mary Eliza Young (see above), a marriage of first cousins. Their lives are detailed above.
In 1901 Henry and Elizabeth's daughter, 26 year old Norma Young was a drapers assistants living with Walter Fear and his family and at least 58 other employees at 32 to 35 Vine Street, Bristol. Norma Young married Charles William Jenkins on 5 February 1906 at Alverston. Charles was a 26 year old surveyor, the son of Edmund Cope Jenkins, merchant.
In 1911 Charles and Norma were living at 81 Totteridge Road, High Wycombe. Charles, aged 34 was a surveyors assistant. Their eldest daughter had born. Charles and Norma had at least three children;
- Winifred May Jenkins. Born 15 April 1909 (Reg Gen June 1909 Edmonton 3a 473). Winifred married Ben George Fryer on 18 April 1933 in Holy Trinity, Bromley. Ben was a 22 year old farmer from Hailsham, Sussex, son of Percy William Cunningham Fryer, farmer. Winifred was 24 years old. In 1939 they were living at Home Farm, Folkington, where Ben was a farmer. They had three children. Winifred's parents were living with them. Winifred May Jenkins of 47 Bennett Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford died on 12 March 1973 at Chadwell Heath. Ben George Fryer died on 31 October 1992 at Hastings.
- Eric Charles Edmund Jenkins. Born 25 February 1913 in High Wycombe. Eric married Elsie Edith Heselden in 1937 in Bromley, Kent. In 1939 Eric, a quantity surveyor, appears to be living at 164, Blackfen Road, Chislehurst, Kent with his in-laws William H Hesleden, a plasterer and his wife Agnes. Elsie was in a maternity home in Rustington, Worthing. Sussex. They had two children. Eric died in 1992 in Macclesfield. Elsie died in 1998 in Cheshire.
- Margaret Mary Jenkins. Born 23 January 1919. Margaret married Percy T Beaney in 1947 in Battle, Sussex.
In 1921 Charles and Norma were living at 114 Nelson Road, Hornsey, Middx. Charles, aged 44 was a builders trade surveyor for Thomas Edge. builders. Norma, aged 42 was on home duties. Daughter Winifred was 12 years old, Eric, aged 8, both scholars, whole time and Margaret, aged 2 years old. In 1939 they were living at Home Farm, Folkington, Sussex and Charles was a quantity surveyor. They were living with daughter Winifred and her husband Ben G Fryer, a 29 year old farmer. Norma may have died in 1941 in Stephney. Charles W Jenkins may have died in 1942 in Watford.
In 1901 Henry and Elizabeth' son William Reginald Young, aged 19, farmers son was a patient at Gloucester County Lunatic Asylum, Barnwood, Wooton, Gloucestershire. Under infirmity is written "lunatic". He had been admitted on 11 August 1900. William Reginald Young died aged 20 and was buried at Alverston on 10 April 1902.
John Jones and Leonora Leonard
William and Elizabeth's son, John Jones married Leonora Leonard on 16 March 1836 at Berkeley. Both were from Berkeley. The witnesses were Mary Leonard, John Cox senior and Henry Clarke.
Leonora Leonard was the daughter of George Leonard, yeoman. She was baptised on 18 October 1818 at Berkeley. The family were from Worlds End. George Leonard and Mary Nelms had married on 10 October 1814 at Berkeley. The witnesses were Elizabeth Nelms, Thomas Nelms and Henry Clarke. No connection has yet been established to Samuel Leonard who married Mary Wetmore on 31 January 1782 (Part 1).
John and Leonora had twelve children:
- Elizabeth Leonora Jones. Baptised 4 January 1837 at Berkeley.
- Eliza Jones. Baptised 19 June 1839 at Berkeley
- John Jones. Baptised 15 September 1841 at Berkeley.
- Jane Jones. Baptised 10 December 1843 at Kenderchurch Herefordshire
- George Leonard Jones. Baptised 29 December 1845 at Kenderchurch, Hereford.
- Sarah Sophia Nelms Jones. Baptised 10 November 1847 at Kenderchurch, Herefordshire
- William Jones. Baptised 9 September 1849 at Kenderchurch, Herefordshire. It is assumed that he died in infancy.
- William Jones. Baptised 16 May 1852 at Grendon Bishop, Herefordshire.
- Henry Walter Jones. Baptised 27 December 1852 in Grendon Bishop, Herefordshire
- Emily Matilda Mary Jones. Baptised 8 February 1854 in Grendon Bishop, Herefordshire
- Albert Wetmore Jones. Baptised 8 March 1857 in Grendon Bishop, Herefordshire
- Alice Ruth Ann Jones. Baptised 6 November 1859 in Grendon Bishop (Reg Gen June Qtr 1859 Bromyard 6a 265)
When Elizabeth, Eliza and John were baptised at Berkeley John is described as "farmer of Appleridge".
In 1851 John and Leonora were living at Howton Court, Kenderchurch, Herefordshire where John was farming 475 acres with 26 labourers. All the children are listed except Henry Walter Jones.
In 1861 John and Leonora were living at Weslington Court, Grendon Bishop, Herefordshire were John was a farmer All the children, including Henry Walter Jones were at home, except John. It is not clear what happened to John or where Henry Walter Jones had been in the interim.
In 1871 the family were still at Weslington Court, Grendon Bishop, Herefordshire. John was farming 47 acres with 3 labourers. Their eldest daughter Elizabeth, aged 37, was still at home.
In 1881 John and Leonora were living at Basildon, Newent where John was a 72 year old farmer. The census notes that Leonora is blind.
Leonora Jones of Walford, Herefordshire was buried on 2 March 1888 at Rockhampton. She was 69 years old.
In 1891 John W Jones, a 79 year old widower may have been living on his own means at Lay Hill Villa, Walford. Living with him was Emily L Jones, his daughter aged 40 and his niece Laura E Herbert aged 13.
John Wetmore Jones of Lays Hill, Walford, Herefordshire was buried at Rockhampton on 23 June 1896 . He was 85 years old, so would have been born at the correct time to have been William and Elizabeth's son. It is not clear when he adopted "Wetmore" as a middle name.
Except where indicated below, nothing more is known about the following of John and Leonora's children, after, for example:
- John Jones after 1851 when he was a 9 year old living with his parents,
- Jane Jones after 1861 when Jane was 17 years old, still living with her parents,
- William Jones after 1871 when William was 21 years and still living with their parents.
For the remainder what is known is detailed below:
- Elizabeth Leonora Jones
In 1881, John and Leonora's eldest daughter Elizabeth Leonora Jones was the only child still living at home with her parents at Great Boulsdon, Newent. The census shows that she was 36 years old, but this appears to understate her age somewhat!
I van find no trace of her in 1891 or 1901 censuses.
She never married and Elizabeth Leonora Jones of Leyshill Villa, Walford, Herefordshire died on 19 March 1912 aged 75 and was buried at Rockhampton Church on 22 March 1912. Probate of her estate was granted to Emilie Mary Matilda Jones, spinster. Her estate was valued at £295. 18s 8d.
- Eliza Jones
In 1861 John and Leonora's daughter Eliza Jones was 21 years old and was living with her parents at Grendon Bishop, Herefordshire.
I can find no trace of her in later censuses.
Eliza never married. She died in Ross-on-Wye and was buried on 8 March 1911 at Rockhampton.
- George Leonard Jones and Rosina Elizabeth Cue
John and Leonora's son George Leonard Jones married Rosina Elizabeth Cue on 26 April 1877 at Newent, after banns.
In 1881 they were living at Townend Street, Mitcheldean and George, aged 30 was a farmer (out of business). His wife Rosina was a schoolmistress. Their eldest three children had been born. In 1901 they were living at 1 Hardstone Terrace, Chepstow and George, aged 50 was a milk vendor. They had six children in all, the youngest three were still at home:
- Oscar George Leonard Jones. Baptised 18 September 1878 at Newent.
- Allen James Cue Jones. Baptised 21 June 1879 at Newent.
- Rosina Maud Leonora Jones, Born 17 January 1881 in Mitcheldean
- Herbert Adair Jones. Baptised 8 April 1883 in Mitcheldean.
- Montague Nelmes Jones. Baptised 19 October 1884 in Newland
- Harold Wetmore Jones. Born 19 April 1890 in Hewelsfield.
George and Rosina's son Oscar George Leonard Jones of Pumpkin Ayles died aged 15 and was buried on 7 November 1893 in Hewelsfield.
George Leonard Jones of 1 Hardwicke Terrace, Chepstow died on 20 September 1903. Probate was granted to Rosina Elizabeth Jones, widow and the Reverend William Silas Charles.
I can find no trace of Rosina in 1911 census
Rosina Elizabeth Jones of 6 Mount Pleasant, Chepstow died aged 69 and was buried on 23 April 1917 at Hewelsfield.
George and Rosina's son Allen James Cue Jones died in 1928 aged 48 years old.
In 1901 George and Rosina's daughter Rosina Maud Leonora Jones was boarding with Robert John Symonds, a general draper and furnisher and his family at Agincourt House, Monmouth. Rosina, aged 19, was a drapers assistant. Rosina married John Farmer Wall on 25 September 1907 at Chepstow. John was a 26 year old farmer, son of John Wall, farmer (deceased).
In 1911 John and Rosina were living at Manor Farm, Clee Stanton, Ludlow where John was farming. Three servants are living in, a cowman, a general worker and a domestic servant. Three children had been born, there were six children in all, all after Margaret born at Manor Farm.
- Margaret Rosina Wall. Born 18 December 1908 at Rocks Green, Ludlow, Shropshire. Baptised 20 January 1909 in Ludlow. Margaret Rosina Wall qualified as a nurse at the General Hospital, Birmingham on 26 June 1931. Margaret married Henry Norman Gregg on 5 September 1934 in Condover. In 1939 Margaret was living with her widowed mother at The Lays, Atcham. It is not clear where husband Henry was at the time. Henry Norman Gregg died on 18 May 1978 at Hanley Castle, Hereford. Margaret Rosina Gregg of Forest Oaks, The Rise, Brockenhurst died on 6 May 1993.
- Leonard John Wall. Born 12 January 1910 in Clee Stanton. Leonard married Louise M Orchard in 1933 in Atcham. In 1939 they were living at West View, Atcham and Leonard was a foreman electrician. They had two children. Leonard died in 1940. His widow Louise remarried in 1942. Her second husband was Henry Peter Gordon Harbour, who was 9 years her junior. Tragically Henry died on 14 November 1943, aged 22, on war service. He is listed as a "bomber command loss", but was buried in Botley Cemetery, Oxford.
- Mary Lenora Wall. Born 31 January 1911 in Clee Stanton. Mary married William Henry Pratt on 29 April 1939 in Shrewsbury. They had four children. William Henry Pratt died in 1998. Leonora Mary Pratt died on 1 November 2002 in Clee Stanton, Shrewsbury.
- Kathleen Abigail Wall. Born 7 November 1914. Kathleen married George R Edwards in 1942. Kathleen Abigail Edwards died on 18 February 2001.
- Herbert Victor Wall. Born 26 November 1918 at Clee Stanton. Herbert Victor Wall died in 1999 in Evesham.
- Stanley Farmer Wall. Born 28 November 1919 at Clee Stanton. Stanley Farmer Wall died in 1975 in Stoke on Trent.
In 1921 John and Rosina were living at Kites Nest Farm, Bitterley, Ludlow, Bitterley, Shropshire. John, aged 40 was a farmer. Rosina, aged 39 was on home duties. Daughter Margaret was 12 years old, Son Leonard, 11, daughters Mary, 10 and Kathleen 7, Son Herbert was 2 and Stanley 1 years old. Thomas Samuel Curran, aged 25, farm waggoner and Frederick Symes, aged 57, cowman were living them. John Farmer Wall died on 4 November 1928 in Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. So by 1939 Rosina had been widowed and was living at The Leys, Atcham, Shropshire. Daughters Kathleen, now a shop assistant and shorthand typist for an electrical appliance shop, and Margaret, now married were at the address. Rosina Maud Leonora Wall of The Leys, Lyth Hill Road, Bayston Hill, Shropshire died on 4 November 1967.
Nothing more is known about George and Rosina's son Herbert Adair Jones.
On 26 June 1901 George and Rosina's son Montague Nelmes Jones enlisted in 24th Foot (South Wales Borderers). He died aged 18 and was buried on 18 June 1903 at Hewelsfield.
George and Rosina's son Harold Wetmore Jones married Annie Rose Ellen Lane on 23 August 1920 in St Saviours, Bath. Harold was a 26 year old "shunter". Annie was 23 years old, the daughter of Albert Robert Rown Lane, printer.
In 1921 they were living at 31, Courtenay Road, Splott, Cardiff. Harold, aged 27 was a shunter for the Great Western Railway, Annie, aged 23 was on home duties. In 1939 Harold and Annie were living at 8, Burnaby Street, Cardiff where Harold remained a "traffic shunter for the G.W.R".
- Sarah Sophia Nelms Davies nee Jones
John and Leonora's daughter Sarah Sophia Nelms Jones married Thomas Lewis Davies on 12 December 1881 at Gelligaer, Glamorganshire. Thomas was a 28 year old clergyman, son of David Davies, farmer.
They had a son
- David Lewis Davies. Born 22 March 1884. Baptised 16 April 1884 at St George, Tredegar
Sarah Sophia Nelms Davies died on 5 September 1889 in Bedwelty.
In 1891 Thomas and his son David were living with his brother-in-law Humphrey Edwards, milk cow keeper and his family at 10, Beale Road, Stratford Le Bow. Thomas was a "clerk in the holy orders".
The Reverend Thomas Lewis Davies formerly of 1, Greenfield, New Tredegar, Cardiff, but late of 10, Beale Road, Old Ford, Middx, clerk, died 21 August 1891 at 10, Beale Road. Probate was granted to David William Davies, of 75 Armagh Road, Old Ford, cowkeeper, the brother and Jane Edward (wife of Humphrey Edwards), of 10, Beale Road, Old Ford, the sister, the executors.
In 1901 Thomas and Sarah's son David Lewis Davies was boarding at 18, Ullyddillon Square, Clerkenwell. He was a compositor's apprentice. David married Alice Leonie Louisa Chelin on 10 April 1909 at St John's, Highbury. David was a 25 year old printer, his father was a "clerk in the holy orders". Alice was 24 years old, the daughter of Henry Joseph Chelin, postal clerk.
In 1911 they were living at 16, Elphinstone Street, Highbury, London. David was a printer/compositor. Two boarders were living with them. In 1918 they were living at 5, College Street, St Mary's, London. They had four children:
- Edith Frances Davies. Baptised 18 April 1915. Edith married Donald Leslie Newman in 1945 in Willesden. In 1954 they were living at 19, Cobbold Road, Willesden. Donald Leslie Newman of 87, Christchurch Avenue, Kenton Harrow. Middx died on 4 May 1995. Edith Frances Newman died on 20 May 2009 in Watford.
- Eric Lewis Davies. Born 1 May 1919 in Islington. Baptised 25 May 1919 at St Andrew's, Barnsbury. Eric Lewis Davies was made a temporary sub lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves in 1940. Eric married Hilda A Ruffoin in 1943 in Willesden. Eric Lewis Davies died on 27 May 2008 in Bromsgrove, Worcs. Hilda Davies died on 3 June 2016 in Bromsgrove, Worcs, aged 97 years.
- Leonie Davies. Born 23 October 1926 in Islington. In 1939 Leonie was a student living at 138, Albert Road, Wellingborough. Leonie married Anton H Zumbeel in 1949. In 1950 Leonie was living at 2 Felcourt Dairy Farm Cottages, Lingfield, Surrey. Anton is not listed. Leonie Zumbeel died in 1987 in Havering.
- Leonard Davies. Born 23 October 1926 in Islington. Leonard died shortly thereafter.
in 1921 David and Alice were living at 16, Thornhill Square, Islington. David, aged 27 was a parcel post office sorter (temporary) for the General Post Office. Alice, aged 36 was on home duties. Edith was 6 year an Eric was 2 years old. In 1939 they were living at 77, Dawpool Road, Willesden where David was a postal sorter. Her daughter Edith was a storekeeper for a bakery. Alice Leonie Louisa Davies of 77, Dawpool Road died on 24 March 1972. David Lewis Davies of 87, Christchurch Avenue, Harrow died on 6 September 1976 aged 92 years.
- Henry Walter Jones and Harriet Lewis
I can find no trace of John and Leonora's son Henry Walter Jones in the 1871 census.
"Walter Henry" Jones married Harriet Lewis on 17 May 1876 at Diddlesbury, Shropshire. Walter was 25 years old, the son of John Jones. Harriet was 18 years old, the daughter of Joseph Lewis.
In 1881 they were living at 15, Shaw Street, Habergham Eaves. "Walter Henry", aged 30 was a carter for a wine and spirit merchant. The census confirms that he had been born in Grendon Bishop. Harriet was 24 years old. Two children are listed, their son was 3 years old and their daughter 5 months old.
- Albert Henry Jones. Born 1 September 1877 in Burnley. Baptised 30 September 1877 at St Peter's, Burnley son of Walter Henry Jones, coachman of Marlborough Street, and Harriet. Was this our Albert?
- Alice Ruth Anne Jones. Born 17 October 1880 in Burnley. Baptised 28 November 1880 at Holy Trinity, Habergham Eaves, daughter of Henry Jones, carter of Shaw Street and Harriet.
It seems that by 1891 "Walter" was a widower, Harriet had possibly died earlier that year. He was still living at 15, Shaw Street and aged 38 remained a carter. but the census now shows he was born in Ross, Herefordshire. His son Albert, aged 13 was an errand boy. Daughter Alice is not listed.
Nothing more has been traced about Henry Walter Jones.
Henry and Harriet's son Albert Henry Jones married Margaret Edmondson Hardacre in 1901 in Burnley. In 1911 they were living at 155, Padiham Road, Burnley, where Albert, aged 37 was a master painter and decorator. Margaret was 31 years old. They had been married 9 years and had one child who had died. Albert's mother in law, Martha Edmondson, a 68 year old widow was living with them. Alice Laffan, Albert's sister-in-law, a 47 year old widow was also living with them. In 1921 they were still living at 155, Padiham Road, Burnley. Henry was a 43 year old house decorator. His wife Margaret was also 43 years old. They had one son
- Bernard Jones. Born 19 May 1914. On 27 March 1935 Bernard became an articled pupil at the Lancashire Power Company. He was 20 years old. Lieutenant Corporal Bernard Jones (169/3) enrolled in the Home Guard on 13 June 1940, Bernard married Marjorie Fielden in 1941. He moved to Lockyear Avenue in 1943. Bernard died in 26 October 1978 in Newark. Marjorie died on 16 July 1999 in Newark.
In 1939 Albert H Jones, a painter and decorator and his wife Margaret were living at 279 Padiham Road, Burnley. Albert was a Master painter and decorator. Son Bernard was still living with his parents and was a power station switchboard attendant. Margaret Edmondson Jones (wife of Albert Henry Jones) of 279 Padiham Road died on 22 November 1958. Administration was granted to Albert Henry Jones, retired painter and decorator. Albert Henry Jones of Torloston, Pingley Close, Staythorpe, Newark died on 5 May 1959 at Hillside, Beacon Hill, Newark. Probate was granted to Bernard Jones, electrical engineer.
- Emily Matilda Mary Preen nee Jones
John and Leonora's daughter Emily M Jones was probably living with her father in 1891 but she gives her age as 40 understating it by three years. In 1912 she was still single when she was an executor of her sister's estate.
I can find no trace of Emily in 1921.
Emily married Matthew Edward Preen in 1924 in Ross, Herefordshire.
Matthew Edward Preen otherwise Edward of Forest Green, Walford, Herts died on 27 August 1928. Probate to Henry Preen, farmer and Hubert Challen Sharp, solicitor.
Emily Matilda Mary Preen of Forest Green, Walford, widow, died on 15 October 1928. Probate was granted to John Leonard Jones, commercial traveller (see below).
- Albert Wetmore Jones and Rose Ellen Winkley
John and Leonora's son Albert Wetmore Jones married Rose Ellen Winkley in 1889 in Chorlton, Lancashire.
By 1891 Albert and "Nellie" and was living at 27 Leopold Road, West Derby with their 10 month old son, Albert was a cabinet salesman. Their son was
- John Leonard Jones, Born 11 July 1890 in Kensington, Liverpool
By 1901 Albert and "Nelly" had moved to 24 Oxford Grove, Moss Side, Manchester. Albert was a furniture salesman. Their son Leonard was 10 years old.
in 1911 they were still at 24 Oxford Grove, Manchester and Albert was still selling furniture. Their son "John L Jones" was still at home and working as a "traveller for public works".
In 1921 Albert and Rose were still living at 24, Oxford Grove, Chorlton upon Medlock, South Manchester. Albert was 60 years old, a furnishing salesman for Pauldens Ltd draper and furnishers.
Albert Wetmore Jones died on 28 November 1923. He was buried at Southern Cemetary, Charlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester.
In 1939 Rose E Jones, aged 67, a widow and incapacitated was living with George S Winkley, an unemployed butchers assistant and his family at 30, Derby Street, Manchester.
Rose Ellen Jones died aged 83 and was buried on 5 June 1950 in Southern Cemetary,
Albert and Rose's son John Leonard Jones married Annie Hewlett on 25 March 1916 at St Bartholomew, Edgbaston. John was a 25 year old tube worker, son of Albert Jones, joiner. Annie was 26 years old, the daughter of Benjamin Hewlett, a cabinet maker.
In 1921 they were living at 49, Vivian Road, Harborne, Smethwick. John, aged 30 was a brass and copper tube drawer for Hudson & Wright Ltd. Annie, aged 31 was on home duties. In 1939 John and Annie were living at 37, Montague, Birmingham. John was a millwright. John Leonard Jones died in 1985 in Stourbridge, West Midlands. Annie may have died in 1987.
- Alice Ruth Ann Jones
It may be that John and Leonora's daughter Alice Ruth Ann Jones married in 1881, but no further detail is known.
Henry Jones and Sarah Cox Cullimore
William and Elizabeth's son Henry Jones, yeoman, married Sarah Cox Cullimore on 20 October 1838 at Rockhampton. Henry who was "of full age" would have been around 22 years old at the time. Sarah who is described as "a minor". Sarah was the daughter of James Cullimore, yeoman of Rockhampton. The witnesses were Hester Cullimore and Robert Cox.
Later censuses indicate Sarah Cox Cullimore had been born between 1817 and 1821 and so would have between 17 and just under 21 when she married.
Sarah Cox Cullimore may have been baptised on 17 December 1817 at Wooton under Edge, the daughter of James Cullimore (1785 - 1866) and Hester Cox (1790 - 1869)
Henry and Sarah had five children:
- Henry Jones. Baptised 5 January 1840 at Hill
- William Cox Jones. Baptised 20 March 1843 at Hill
- Robert Cullimore Jones. Baptised 28 March 1846 at Hill
- Edward Jones. Baptised 28 June 1847 at Hill
- Thomas Cole Jones. Baptised 23 May 1856 at Hill
In 1851 Henry, aged 34, and Sarah, aged 33 (born 1818), were living in Hill where Henry was farming 100 acres with 3 labourers. Also living with the family were 2 general servants and 2 farm servants.
By 1861, 45 year old Henry and 40 year old Sarah (born 1821) were living at Thornbury where they were still farming although no further detail is provided.
In 1871 Sarah C Jones, aged 53 (born 1818) is living at Lynch Lane, Berkeley. Although she is described as married, there is no trace of Henry and as she is "living on income" I suspect that Henry may have died. No children are living with her.
Sarah Cox Jones of Stone died aged 62 years (born 1817) and was buried on 19 November 1879 at Rockhampton.
The following is known about their children:
- Henry Jones and Eleanor Jane Davis
Henry and Sarah's eldest son Henry Jones married Eleanor Davis on 4 September 1862 at Berkeley. Henry is a farmer from Halmore. Eleanor is the daughter of James Davis, farmer from Hinton. Both partners were of 'full age'". The witnesses were Kezia Davis and James Davis. Kezia is believed to have later married Henry's brother William Cox Jones (see below).
In 1871 Henry and Eleanor were living in Cobberly, Gloucestershire where Henry was a farm bailiff.
Henry and Eleanor had seven children
- Edward Henry James Jones. Born 1863. Baptised 5 March 1865 at Berkeley
- Thomas William Jones. Born 1865. Baptised 5 March 1865 at Berkeley
- Adeline Eleanor Jones. Born 1869 in Brinkworth
- Laura Annie Jones. Born 1872 in Leckhampton, Cheltenham
- Dora E Jones. Born 1874 in Gloucester
- Alice M Jones. Born 1877 in Gloucester
- Albert Henry Jones. Baptised 26 March 1879 at St James, Gloucester.
In 1881 the family were at Gloucester Road, Upper St Leonard. Albert was employed as a labourer.
In 1891 the family are at 2 Meredith Place, Painswick Road, Upper St Leonard. 60 year old Henry is a gardener, his 12 year old son Albert, his assistant. The only other child at home is 17 year old Dora who is a barmaid.
By 1901 Eleanor was a 62 year old widow living at All Saints, Gloucester. Her son Albert Henry Jones, now a 22 year old postman was still at home. Eleanor's grandson Francis Jones, aged 8 was also staying with them. It is not clear who Francis' parents were.
Eleanor Jane Jones died in 1905 aged 64 years old.
Henry and Eleanor's son Edward Henry James Jones is believed to have emigrated to Australia arriving in Sydney on 2 May 1884. He was a 20 year old general labourer. Edward married Elizabeth Montague Barratt on 7 May 1888 in Tomang, Argyle St Goulburn, Rockdale, New South Wales. They possibly had six children:
- Adelaide Ellen Jones. Born 7 June 1889. Baptised 30 June 1889 in Picton, New South Wales. Edward was working on the railways.
- Albert Jones. Born 1891 in New South Wales.
- Alice Elsie Jones. Born 1895 in Bathurst. Alice married Ernest H T Latter in 1915 in Murwillumbah, New South Wales. They had one son. In 1930 they were living in Kingsgrove, Barton, New South Wales. In 1936 they were in Casino, Richmond, New South Wales. Alice died 31 January 1970 in St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst.
- Arthur Edward Jones. Born 20 March 1899 in New South Wales.
- Alfred Henry Jones "Henry A". Born 1903. Alfred married Clara Bryen on 1 October 1927 at Rockdale. In 1933 they were living in Laycock Street, Avalon, Kingsgrove and Alfred was a storeman. Alfred died on 31 August 1952. Clara died on 12 November 1982 in Sydney.
- Andrew Ernest Jones. Born 20 October 1904 in Wingello, New South Wales. Andrew married Thelma Mary Jennings on 11 February 1926. In 1937 they were living in Kingsgrove, Lang, New South Wales. They had five children. Thelma died on 26 June 1960. Andrew died on 15 November 1967 in Hurastville, New South Wales.
Edward H J Jones died on 26 March 1929 at Oliver Street, Bexley. He was buried at Woronora C Of E Cemetery. Elizabeth Montague Jones, widow, died on 6 January 1940 in Koragh, New South Wales.
Henry and Eleanor's son Thomas William Jones married Edith Mary Trunkfield on 17 April 1888 at St James, Gloucester. Thomas was a 23 year old farmer. Edith was 20 years old, the daughter of Daniel Trunkfield, corn porter.
In 1891 they were living at 5 The Limes, Upton St Leonards, Gloucester. Thomas, aged 25 was a locomotive fireman. In 1901 the family were living at 8 Hethersett Road, Gloucester where 36 year old Thomas was a railway engine driver. Thomas and Edith had eight children
- Percy William Henry Jones. Born 15 April 1890. Baptised 6 July 1890 at St James, Gloucester. Percy married Emily Beatrice Mallard on 27 October 1917. Percy was a 27 year old "die-sinker". Emily was 28 years old, the son of William Benjamin Mallard, clerk. In 1921 Percy and Emily were boarding at 38, City Road, Old Lenton, Nottingham. Percy, aged 30 was a "die sinker" for Camel Laird. His wife was 30 years old, and they had a 4 month daughter. In 1939 they were living at 2, Standhill Road, Carlton, Nottinghamshire where Percy was a "die sinker" at gun forgings. Percy W H Jones died in 1947. Emily Beatrice Jones died on 8 December 1965.
- Edith Lillian May Jones. Born 6 September 1895. Baptised 20 October 1895 at All Saints. in Gloucester. "Lillian" married Edward Thomas Goodwin in 1919. In 1921 they were living at 6, Crompton Street, Derby. Edward, aged 27, was a printers reader for Messrs Bemorse & Sons Ltd. Edith was 25 years old and on home duties. Her brother Edward Reginald Jones was visiting (see below). In 1939 Edward and "Lilly" were living at 35 Cleevemount Road, Cheltenham where Edward was a printers reader. Edith May Lillian Goodwin, otherwise "Lilly" of 11 Glendale, Downend, Bristol died on 29 June 1981. Edward had died earlier in the year, on 25 January 1981
- Albert Henry Jones. Born 29 November 1897. Baptised 6 February 1898 at All Saints, Gloucester. I n 1921 Albert was still living with his widowed mother (see below) and aged 23 was toy and fancy shop assistant for James Maysey and Sons
Albert married Elizabeth Margery Vaughan on 9 July 1934 at All Saints, Gloucester. In 1939 they were living at 96 Calton Road, Gloucester and Albert was a despatch clerk. Albert Henry Jones of 96 Calton Road, died on 19 January 1951. Probate was granted to Wiliam Stanley Cresswell, Civil Servant.
- Thomas Harold Jones. Born 30 April 1900. Baptised 5 August 1900 at All Saints, Gloucester. In 1921 Thomas was still living with his widowed mother (see below) and aged 21 was a postman for the General Post Office
Thomas married Norah Evelyn Webb on 2 June 1928 at Higham. In 1939 "Harold T" and Norah are living at 32, Lewisham Road, Gloucester and Thomas is a postman.
- Edward Reginald Jones. Baptised 7 September 1902 in All Saints, Gloucester. In 1921 Edward was visiting his sister Edith and her husband at 6, Crompton Street, Derby. He was 18 years old and a clothiers assistant for H Butt, Coventry. Edward married Mary Elizabeth Baker on 5 July 1928 at "St Michael the Archangel on the Mount without", Bristol. Edward was a 26 year old clothing salesman. Mary was 28 years old, the daughter of Joseph Robert Baker (deceased), brewer. Mary may have died in 1940. Edward R Jones died in 1968.
- Stanley Victor Jones. Baptised 6 November 1904 in All Saints, Gloucester. In 1921 Stanley was still living with his widowed mother (see below) and aged 16 was a motor store keeper for the Ford motor garage Stanley married Elsie Emily Barber on 31 October 1931 at St Peters, Croydon. Stanley Victor Jones of 35 Junction Road, Croydon died on 7 September 1937 at 76 Eridge Road, Croydon, aged just 33 years old. Probate was granted to his widow Elsie. Elsie Emily Jones died in 1995 in Portsmouth.
- Elsie Elizabeth Jones. Born 25 May 1906. Baptised 2 September 1906 at All Saints, Gloucester. Elsie married Kenneth John Gough on 6 April 1931 at All Saints, Gloucester. Kenneth was a 21 year old butcher, the son of John Maurice Gough, electrician. In 1939 Kenneth and Elsie Gough were living at 26, Lannett Road, Gloucester where Kenneth was a butchers slaughter man. They had one daughter. Kenneth John Gough died in 1978 in Gloucester. Elsie Gough died in 1985.
- Millicent Bertha Jones. Born 11 July 1907. Baptised 5 December 1909 at All Saints, Gloucester. Millicent married Archibald William Purveur on 17 October 1932 at All Saints, Gloucester. Archibald was a 29 year old clerk, son of Samuel John Purveur, retired postal official. In 1939 they were living at 15, Hutley Road, Gloucester and Archibald was a brewers clerk. Millicent Bertha Purveur died in 1986. Archibald William Purveur of 15, Little Elmbridge, Longlevens, Gloucester died on 11 April 1990.
By 1911 Thomas, Edith and the family were living at 66 Brook Street, Gloucester and Thomas aged 45 was still a locomotive train driver. Thomas William Jones of 19 Stratton Road, Gloucester, engine driver, died on 28 February 1919. Probate was granted to Edith Mary Jones. His effects were valued at £188. In 1921, Edith Mary Jones was living at 19, Stratton Road, Gloucester. She was a 53 year old widow, Son Albert Henry Jones, aged 23 was toy and fancy shop assistant for James Maysey and Sons, Gloucester. Son, Thomas Harold Jones, aged 21 was a postman for the General Post Office. Son Stanley Victor Jones, aged 16 was a motor store keeper for the Ford motor garage. Daughter Elsie, aged 15, was on home duties. Daughter Millicent, aged 13 was a scholar, whole time. Leonard Fletcher, a 39 year old civil servant and Richard Hill, aged 25, was working for Great Western Railway. Edith Mary Jones remarried on 1 May 1926 at Gloucester All Saints, Gloucestershire. Her second husband was Andrew Richard Mundy. Andrew was a 57 year old widower, a railway servant, son of Robert George Mundy, carpenter (deceased). Edith was a 58 year old widow on home duties, daughter of Daniel Trunkfield, compositer (deceased).
In 1939 Andrew and Edith were living at 31, Hethersett Road, Gloucester. Andrew was a retired labourer and Edith was on unpaid domestic duties. Edith Mary Mundy of 31, Hethersett Road, Gloucester (wife of Andrew Richard Mundy) died on 18 January 1943. Probate was granted to William Stanley Cresswell, civil servant. Andrew Richard Mundy died in 1959 in Gloucester.
Henry and Eleanor's daughter Adeline Eleanor Jones married Joseph Woodman Steele on 15 August 1886 in St Marks, Gloucester. Joseph was a 21 year old labourer, son of James Steele, mason.
In 1891, they were living in 11 Jacques Building, Milne Street, St Aldgate, Gloucester where 26 year old Joseph was a forge labourer. In 1901 the family was living at 4 Exhibition Street, Gloucester and Joseph was a waggoner works labourer. In 1911 they were at 14 Phillip Street, Gloucester. Both Joseph and his eldest son Frederick were "hammersmith's. Frederick is shown as married, but his wife is not listed. The census shows Joseph and Adeline had ten children of which seven were still living:
- Frederick William John Steele. Born 1886 in Gloucester. Frederick married Sarah Eliza Norman on 10 June 1905 in St Luke's, Gloucester. Frederick was an 18 year old hammer driver. Sarah was 19 years old, the daughter of Alfred Norman, stoker. In 1911 they were living at 48, Phillip Street, Gloucester and Frederick was a forgeman/hammersmith. They had two children. In 1921 they were still living at 48, Philip Street. Frederick, aged 34 was a forge hammerman for Gloucester Wagon Company, but was out of work. Sarah, aged 35 was on home duties. their eldest daughter was now 15 and a machine hand for S J Morland, match maker. Another child, now 3 years old had been born. Sarah E Steel died in 1936, aged 50 years old. In 1938 electoral register Frederick is still listed at 48, Philip Street. He is still there in 1945 and 1951, living with his youngest daughter. Frederick died in 1953 in Gloucester City
- Ada Amelia Steele. Born 16 June 1888 in Gloucestershire. Ada died in 1893 aged just 5 years old.
- Florence Augusta Steele. Born 9 July 1890 in Gloucestershire. Baptised 25 July 1890 at St Aldate, Gloucester. The 1911 census shows Florence, still living with her parents and still as Florence Steele, but as "married". Florence had married Frank Webb on 28 March 1910 at St Lukes, Hammersmith. Frank was a 27 year old labourer, son of George Webb, gardener. In 1921 they were living at 23 Suffolk Street, Gloucester. Frank, aged 39 was a labourer at the Labour exchange. They had four children. In 1939 they were still living at 23, Suffolk Street, Gloucester and Frank was a machine shop labourer. Two children remained at home. Florence Augusta Webb died in 1993 in Gloucester.
- Hilda Steele, Baptised 21 September 1892 in St Luke's, Gloucester. Hilda died 1893 in Gloucester.
- Lillie Steele. Baptised 18 April 1894 at St Aldates, Gloucester. Nothing more is known about Lillie after 1911 when she was 18 years old and living at home with her parents.
- William Victor Steele. Born 16 June 1896 in Gloucestershire. In 1921, William was living with his widowed mother (see below) and aged 24 he was out of work hammer driver for Gloucester Wagon Company. William married Lydia Annie Gough on 24 August 1924. William was a 27 year old labourer. Lydia was 28 years old, the daughter of William Joseph Gough, blacksmith. Lydia died in 1931. William remarried in 1934. His second wife was Florence Mary Smith. In 1939 Florence is listed at 59, Avening Road. She is shown as married, but William is not listed. Florence M Steele died in 1955. William Victor Steele of 59 Avening Road, Gloucester died on 16 May 1958 at the Royal Hospital, Southgate Street, Gloucester. Probate was granted to Royston Victor Steele, storekeeper and Frederick William John Steele, metal turner.
- Adeline May Victoria Steele. Born 24 May 1900. Baptised 13 June 1900 at St Lukes, Gloucester. In 1921 at the time the census was taken "May" was still living with her widowed mother, aged 21, she was a machine hand for Morelands Match Company, but out of work. Adeline married William Edwin Holford later in 1921. In 1939 they were living at 71, Northfield Road, Gloucester and William was a general labourer. They had at least three children. William Edwin Holford of 71, Northfield Road, Gloucester died on 30 June 1948, aged 49 years old. Administration was granted to his wife Adeline. Adeline died in 26 October 1962 in Gloucester City.
- Joseph James Steele. Baptised 2 December 1903 at St Luke's, Gloucester. Joseph died in 1905 aged 1 year old.
- Ida Steele. Born 26 March 1906. Baptised 11 April 1906 at St Lukes, Gloucester. In 1921 Ida was still living at home with her widowed mother and aged 15 were both machine hand for Morelands Match Company, but "out of work". In 1939 Ida was a housekeeper living at 5 Sweetman Street, Gloucester with William A Price, a railway foreman. Ida married George J Anderson in 1960 in Gloucester. Ida died in 1978.
- Ivy Phyllis Steele. Born 30 June 1909. Baptised 21 June 1909 at St Lukes, Gloucester. Ivy was still at school in 1921. Ivy married William Thomas Cole in 1931 in Gloucester. In 1939 they were living at 42, Bathurst Road, Gloucester and William was a timber porter. William Thomas Cole of 90. Bedminster Down Road, Bristol died on 8 September 1975. Ivy Phyliss Cole died in 2000.
Joseph Steele is believed to have died in 1918 (Reg Gen Dec 1918 Gloucester 6a 661). In 1921 Adeline Steel was still living at 14, Philip Street. She was a 56 year old widow, a housewife. Son William, aged 24 was a hammer driver for Gloucester Wagon Company, but out of work. Daughter "May" aged 21 and Ida, aged 15 were both machine hand for for Morelands Match Company, but were also out of work. Ivy, aged 11 was in school "whole time". Adeline Steele died in 1938 in Gloucester.
In 1891 Henry and Eleanor's daughter Laura Annie Jones, aged 18 was one of nine servants working for William H Doughty and his family at the Greyhound Hotel, Eastgate Street, Gloucester. Her sister Alice was working with her. Nothing more is known about Laura.
Nothing more is known about Henry and Eleanor's daughter Dora Eliza Jones after 1891 when she was living with her parents at 2, Meredith Place, Painswick Road, Upton St Leonards. She was 17 years old and a barmaid.
In 1891 Henry and Eleanor's daughter Alice M Jones, aged 14 was also a servant at the Greyhound Inn. Nothing more is known about Alice.
Henry and Eleanor's son Albert Henry Jones married Anna Eveleigh Rowe on 19 October 1903 at All Saints, Gloucester. Albert was a 25 year old postman, the son of Henry Jones (deceased), gardener. Anna was 28 years old, the daughter of Robert Rowe, retired labour master.
They had three children:
- Freda Eleanor Rowe Jones. Baptised 23 September 1906 in Blaisdon, Gloucester. Freda Eleanor R Rowe died later in 1906.
- Albert Rowe Jones. Born 25 September 1908. Baptised 22 October 1908 at Longhope, Gloucester. Albert died later that year.
- Annie Marjorie Rowe Jones. Born 9 November 1909
In 1911 they were living at 70 Falkner Street, Gloucester where Albert was the "town postman" and Annie was a laundress. Their one year old daughter Annie is listed. Anna's mother, Anna E Rowe, a "poor law pensioner" and brother John E Rowe, a railway porter are also at the address. Albert was discharged from the Gloucestershire Regiment of the Army on 27 July 1919 with a disability pension. In 1921 Albert and Annie were living at The Cottage, Barnwood House Laundry, Barnwood, Gloucestershire, Albert, aged 42 was a postman for the Postmaster General. Anna, aged 46 was a laundress for the trustees of Barnwood House. "Marjorie, aged 11, remained at home. Albert Henry Jones of Laundry Cottage, Barnwood died on 28 August 1932 at The Royal Infirmary, Gloucester aged 54 and was buried on 1 September 1932 at Barnwood. Administration was granted to his widow Anna Eveleigh Jones. In 1939 Anna Eveleigh Jones, a widow, a retired laundry manageress was living at 10, Lysons Avenue, Her daughter "Marjorie A" Jones a laundress was living with her. Nothing more is known about Anna.
- William Cox Jones and Kezia Davies
Henry and Sarah's second son William Cox Jones married Kezia Davies on 1 May 1869 at Bedminster, Somerset. William was a 26 year old farmer. Kezia Davies is believed to have been the daughter of James Davies and the sister Eleanor' who married William's brother Henry (see above).
In 1871 William and Kezia were living with brother Robert who describes himself as head of the household and a farmer of 140 acres employing two labourers at Vallands Farm, Berkeley.
In 1881 they were living in Woodford, Alkington where William was farming 37 acres with 1 man.
William Cox Jones died aged 45 and was buried on 27 July 1888 at Rockhampton. Following William's death Keziah appears to have gone into domestic service.
In 1891 she was working as a housekeeper for Arthur J Price, farmer at Oakley Farm, Berkeley.
In 1901 Kezia, a 51 year old widow was working as a housekeeper for Arthur T Price, a 43 year old farmer at Oakleaze Farm, Alkington. she was still there 10 years later in 1911. Frederick Summers, a 14 year old farm labourer was also at the address.
I can find no trace of Kezia in 1921.
Keziah Jones of Blackhall near Berkeley, widow died on 9 September 1923. Probate was granted to Arthur Trevor Price, gentleman and Thomas James Summer Davis, gentleman . His effects were valued at £333. 18s.6d.
- Robert Cullimore Jones and Elizabeth Cox
In 1871 Henry and Sarah's third son Robert Cullimore Jones was single and farming at Vallands Farm with his siblings.
Robert Cullimore Jones married Elizabeth Cox on 13 January 1873 at Berkeley. Robert , aged 25 was a farmer resident at Halmore. Elizabeth was 23, the daughter of James Cox, farmer of The Rookeries, Wanswell. The witnesses were Thomas Taylor Pearce (Chapter 3) and Sarah Cox.
Robert and Elizabeth had six children:
- Arthur Cox Jones. Baptised 14 January 1874 at Berkeley.
- Frank Cullimore Jones. Born 6 September 1875. Robert Cullimore Jones was baptised 1 December 1875 at Berkeley
- Katherine Alice Jones. Born 30 November 1877. Baptised 2 January 1878 at Berkeley
- Rosa Elizabeth Jones. Born 23 February 1880. Baptised 14 April 1880 at Berkeley
- Percy Robert Jones. Baptised 22 December 1882 at Berkeley
- Walter Aubrey J Jones. Baptised 15 March 1885 at Berkeley
When Robert's first three children were baptised he is described as a farmer of Halmore. When Rosa was baptised Robert was farming at Oldlands Farm. In 1881 the family were farming in Berkeley. I am unsure whether Robert and Frank were one and the same son. The only record I can trace of Robert is his baptism and no baptism has been traced for Frank. When Percy and Walter were baptised they were living at Peddington. Walter was born after his father died!
Robert Cullimore Jones of Berkeley aged 38 years and was buried at Rockhampton on 28 August 1884. Probate of his will was granted to 'his relict' Elizabeth. His estate was valued at £424.4s.1d.
In 1891 Elizabeth Jones was housekeeper to and with her children, Rosa, Percy Walter and Elizabeth (aged 5 months) was boarding with Jacob Withers, a 53 year old plasterer.
I can find no trace of Elizabeth in 1901 or 1911.
Elizabeth Jones died on February 1916 and was buried at Rockhampton Church.
In 1891 Robert and Elizabeth's son Arthur Cox Jones, a 17 year old farmers son was staying with his uncle Robert Cox, a farmer and bolt breaker at Moorend, Slimbridge. In 1901 and 1911 he was still living with his uncle at Moorend. I can find no trace of him in 1921 although it appears he would still have been at Moorend. Arthur Jones of Moorend, Slimbridge died on 28 June 1953 at The Hospital, Thornbury. Probate was granted to Thomas Henry Richards, farmer. His effects were worth £1,028.1s.1d.
Nothing more has been traced of Robert Cullimore Jones. As above I suspect he was known as Frank?
In 1891 Robert and Elizabeth's son Frank Cullimore Jones, a 14 year old farm servant was living with his uncle James W Cox, aged 34, at Halmore, Hamfallow. On 30 December 1899 Frank C Jones enlisted in the UK Imperial Yeomanry for the duration of the war in South Africa. In 1911, Frank aged 35 was living on his own and farming at Hamfallow. Frank Cullimore Jones married Sarah Jane Weaver on 2 November 1911 at Berkeley. Frank was a 36 year old farmer. Sarah Jane, aged 38 was the daughter of William Weaver, brick layer.
They had three children.
- Basil Cullimore Jones. Born 15 May 1912. Baptised 10 June 1912 at Berkeley. I can find no trace of him in 1921. In 1939 he was farming with his father. Basil Cullimore Jones of Park Farm, Berkeley died on 4 November 1951 at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. Administration of his estate was granted to his father, Frank Cullimore Jones, retired farmer.
- Stephanie Mary Jones. Born 25 January 1914. I can find no trace of her in 1921. Stephanie married Frank Leslie Cook on 25 April 1938. Frank was a 38 year old widower, a milk buyer, the son of Charles John Cook, retired. Stephanie was 23 years old In 1939 they were living at Tweenhill, Dursley with Frank's parents. Frank was a buyer in the dairy trade. His father was a retired railway inspector. Frank Leslie Cooke of 17, The Knapp, Dursley died on 10 April 1993, aged 93 years old.
- Leslie Cox Jones. Born 16 December 1916. I can find no trace of her in 1921. Leslie married Frances M Winter in 1941. Leslie Cox Jones of Green Farm, Falfield died on 18 May 1969.
From at least 1912 Frank Cullimore Cox and his family were living at Park Farm, Peddington, Berkeley. I can find no trace of them in the 1921 census at the present time. Sarah Jane Jones of Park Farm, Berkeley died on 30 October 1925 at St Brenda's Hospital, Clifton. She was buried on 4 November 1925 at Berkeley. In 1939 Frank, a widower, was still farming Park Farm with sons Basil and Leslie, neither of whom had married. Frank Cullimore Jones of Park Farm, Berkeley died on 31 March 1958. Administration was granted to Leslie Cox Jones. His effects were valued at £6,515. 18s. 1d.
Robert and Elizabeth's daughter Katherine Alice Jones married Harry Percival Hooper in 1902. In 1911 they were living at Sanfers Farm, Halmore where Harry was farming. in 1921 Harry and Katherine were living at Lower Wick Farm, Lower Wick. Harry, aged 44 was a farmer and Katherine, aged 43 was on home duties. In 1939 they were at White Hall, Charfield and Harry was a retired farmer. Harry Percival Hooper of The Firs, Whitehall, Charfield died on 2 April 1948. Probate was granted to his widow. Katherine Alice Hooper of Cromwell Villa, Newtown, Sharpness died on 10 December 1957. Probate was granted to National Provincial Bank Ltd, Victor Gerald Rea and Leslie Cox Jones, farmers. Her effects were valued at £5,31.4s.3d.
In 1901 Robert and Elizabeth's daughter Rosa Elizabeth Jones was living in Banwell, Somerset with Stephen Chapman, farmer and his wife Eliza. Under relationship to head of house, it states "help". Rosa married Harry Richards on 19 July 1902 in Banwell, Somerset. Harry was a 28 year old farmer, son of Thomas Richards, farmer. Rosa was 22 years old, son of Robert Jones, farmer.
They had four children.
- Nellie Richards. Born 1 December 1902 in Banwell, Somerset. Baptised 9 February 1903 at Banwell, Somerset. In 1921 Nellie was a 19 year old servant working at Tetbury Cottage Hospital, 7, Jewish Homes, Blakemere Lane, Long Newnton & Ashley, Gloucestershire. Nellie married Albert John Gallop on 23 December 1925. Albert was a 30 year old farmer, the son of George Gallop, farmer. Nellie was 23 years old. In 1939 they were living at Oldhunt Farm, Slimbridge where Albert was a dairy farmer. In 1957 Albert and Nellie were at the Firs, Grovesend. Albert John Gallop of The White House, Homshill, Cam, died on 16 February 1974.
- Thomas Henry Richards. Born 7 September 1906 in Winscombe, Somerset. Baptised 4 November 1906. Thomas married Dora Leonard on 24 April 1935 at St Nicholas, Hardwicke. Thomas was a 28 year old farmer. Dora was 27, the daughter of Arthur John Leonard, retired farmer. Arthur John Leonard was the son of Samuel Leonard and Mary Hawkins (Appendix I. Part 1). He was the 5th cousin of Thomas Henry Richards, both descended from Thomas Wetmore and Sarah Burroughs. Thomas and Dora had at least one son. In 1939 they were living at 51 Slimbridge Street where Thomas was farming. They later moved to Rolls Court, Dursley. Dora Richards died in 1967. Thomas Henry Richards of Panthurst Farm, Sharpness died on 21 January 1972.
- Alan Richards. Born 1914 in Oldbury upon Severn.
- Freda Allan. Born 1918 in Oldbury upon Severn
In 1911 Harry and Rosa were living at Green Ditch Farm, Dundry, Somerset. Harry, aged 37 was a farmer working on his own account, Rosa, aged 40 was on home duties. Daughter Nellie was 8 years old son Thomas was 4 years old. In 1921 they were living at Allwin House, Westbury upon Severn. Harry, aged 47 was a dairy farmer working on his own account. His wife, Rose, aged 40 was on home duties. Son Thomas was 15 years old, Allan was 6 and Freda aged 3 years old. surprisingly perhaps Thomas, aged 15 and his younger brother Allan were both in school "whole time". In 1939 Harry and Rosa were living at "Ellenhurst", Almondsbury and Harry was a "retired farmer". Harry Richards of Ellenhurst, Almondsbury, near Bristol on 4 May 1951, aged 77 years, and was buried on 8 May 1951 in Slimbridge. Rosa Elizabeth Richards died aged 74 and was buried in Slimbridge on 22 May 1954.
In 1901 Robert and Elizabeth's son Percy Robert Jones was an 18 year old agricultural labourer, living with and working for William and Jane Peglar, farmers at Coates Village, Gloucestershire. In 1911, 28 year old Percy was living with his uncle Robert Cox at Slimbridge. Percy was a gunner in the Royal Army Service Corps during World War 1. In 1921 Percy, aged 39 years was assisting his uncle Robert Cox on the farm at Moorend, Slimbridge. Percy Robert Jones of Slimbridge died on 22 June 1930 at Berkeley Hospital and was buried at Slimbridge. Probate was granted to Arthur Jones, farmer. His effects were valued at £392.3s.2d.
Finally Robert and Elizabeth's son Walter Aubrey James Jones married Annie Priscilla Rummels on 31 March 1910 in Berkeley. Walter was a 25 year old farmer. Annie was 25 years old, the daughter of Cliff Rummels, farmer.
In 1911 they were living in Breadstone where 26 year old Walter was a farmer. They had two children.
- Ivy Eleanor Jones. Born 27 September 1913. Baptised 26 October 1913 at Berkeley. Ivy married Basil William Newton Barnes on 2 February 1935 in St Nicholas, Gloucester. Basil was a 23 year old seaman, son of John William Baines, clerk. In 1939 they were living at "near post office", Wanswell and Basil was auto truck driver (Provender mill). They had one son. Basil died early in 1981. Ivy Eleanor Barnes of 31, Roseberry Avenue, Gloucester died on 8 September 1981.
- Aubrey Robert Jones. Born 24 November 1916. In 1939 through to 1953 Aubrey was still living at Waifers Farm with his parents. He died in 2002.
In 1921 Walter and Annie were living at Halmore, Berkeley. Walter was a 36 year old farmer working on his own account. Annie was 37 years old and on home duties. Daughter Ivy was 7 years old and son Aubrey was 4 years old. Annie's mother Maria Rummels, aged 64, a widow and a green grocer working on her own account was living with them. In 1939 they were living at Halmore near Berkeley were Walter was farming. Aubrey remained at home and was a cowman and agricultural worker. Walter Aubrey James Jones of Waifers Farm, Halmore died on 14 March 1965. Probate was granted to Annie Priscilla Jones, widow and Aubrey Robert Jones, farmer. His estate was valued at £4,465. Annie Priscilla Jones died in 1974 aged 99 years old (Reg Gen Sept 1974 Stroud 22 1900).
- Edward Jones
In 1881 Henry and Sarah's fourth son Edward Jones, farmer, was a 33 year old farmer boarding with John Cox, a 25 year old farmer at Wanswell, Hamfallow.
Edward Jones of Berkeley died aged 38 and was buried on 16 July 1885 at Rockhampton.
- Thomas Cole Jones
In 1901, 38 year old Thomas Cole Jones, born Hill, was a cellar man working at Ystradyfodwg, Rhonnda, Wales 'Our' Thomas Cole Jones would have been 45 years old, but is this Henry and Sarah's son?. Nothing more is known about Thomas Cole Jones.
Click here to go to "Appendix J - The Children of Charles Ponting and Sarah Hooper".
To find out more about the Hewett family, click here to go to "Appendix L - Hewetts of Stone".
To find out more about William Wetmore and Ann Ponting click here to go to "Chapter 2 - William Ponting and Mary Pearce" and here to go to "Appendix F - The Children of William Wetmore and Ann Ponting".
To find out more about the Jones family click here to go to "Appendix K - Jones of New Park".
To find out more about Thomas Hewett Ponting click here to go to "Chapter 6 - Thomas Hewett Ponting".
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