Descendants of Richard SPARROW

 

Updated 12th January 2016

Generation No. 1

 

1.  Richard1 SPARROW was born Abt. 15551, and died July 1622.  He married Alys/Alice UNKNOWN wife of Richard SPARROW.  She was born Abt. 15581, and died February 1593/942.

 

Notes for Richard SPARROW:

Hilton Huntingdonshire Parish Registers

There is also Rychard baptised 29 September 1587 (no father shown) and Ann daughter of Rychard 24 January 1590/91

 

Note:        The information on this chart was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries.  These have not yet been verified.

 

"A Calendar of the Feet of Fines levied in the King’s Court during the reign of Elizabeth I between Thomas DALE and Walter MARSHALL - and William SPARROWE, Richard SPARROW and Alice, his wife - of a messuage, a cottage, a garden, an orchard, fifty acres of land, two acres of meadow, five acres of pasture and two acres of wood in Hilton and Fennestaunton"

 

Information included here for all the SPARROW family.

THE SPARROWS IN HILTON, HUNTINGDONSHIRE

The records for this particular SPARROW family appear to commence with Richard and Alys/Alice who are mentioned (with a William SPARROW) in the reign of Elizabeth I in connection with property.  This included a “messuage, a cottage, a garden, an orchard, fifty acres of land, two acres of meadow, five acres of pasture and two acres of wood in Hilton and Fennestaunton”.  A survey carried out by Sir Henry BERKELEY in 1584 lists a William SPARROW as holding 44 acres 0 rods and 20 perches of freehold ground and 37 acres 3 rods of copyhold property  in Hilton at that time.  Before the end of Elizabeth’s reign, the son of Richard and Alice, another  William who was baptised in 1581, had married Agnes JENNINGS in the church of St Mary Magdalene in Hilton.

 

William and Agnes had two children in the early years of the new century and the new reign of James I.  In 1633, at the age of about 33, their son, another William, was to marry Susannah CHRISTIAN.  It is at this time that it is thought that the paintings were done in Park Farm.  Agnes had died in 1626, so Susannah would not have had to live with her mother-in-law in the same house.  Perhaps it was Susannah who chose the Five Senses from the artist’s pattern book.  It is likely, however,  that it was the SPARROWs themselves, father and son, who decided that the Coat of Arms of the King should also be painted on their walls.  It so happened that although the artist painted “C.P.” to refer to King Charles I, who had been on the throne since 1625, the Coat of Arms actually painted were those of his father, King James.

 

When, within a very comparatively short period of time after the wedding of William and Susannah,  the Civil War broke out with the Parliamentarian Army led by the local man, Oliver Cromwell, the SPARROW family must have decided that the safest thing to do was to cover up their wall painting with wood panelling so that their Royalist allegiance would not be widely known.  Several neighbours must have seen the Coat of Arms previously but no trouble seems to have come the way of the SPARROWS during the years which followed.

 

In 1641 William SPARROW, both father and son appear to be included in the Protestation Return for Hilton.   There was also a Roger PECKE who was probably to be the husband of William the younger’s sister Anne.

 

In 1652, eight years before the Restoration of Charles II to the throne in 1660, the William SPARROW who had married Susannah CHRISTIAN had died.  He left Susannah with six children, Anne (18), Martha/Matilda (16), Alice (?12), William (11), Mary (8) and Richard (4).  At some time between 1654 and 1661 Susannah married again to Robert WALPOLE who lived in Hilton Hall.  He had children of his own by a previous wife.  Would Suannah’s children have moved with her to Hilton Hall, or would arrangements have been made for them to be cared for at Park Farm?  Anne might have been married to Roger PECK by this time and could have looked after the rest of the family.  Martha/Matilda was to marry Barron BRITTON in 1654, with Susannah as one of the witnesses.  Three years later, in 1657 Alice married Robert WALPOLE’s son, another Robert WALPOLE.  It would seem that Susannah’s children were quickly taking on the responsibilities of adulthood.

 

This is particularly evident in the actions of William, the first boy in the family, and his father’s heir.  In his Will his father had left him property in Hilton and Elsworth and mention was made of “six horses, three long carts, and three dung carts with wheels well shod and serviceable, four ploughs, two fallowing ploughs and two seeding ploughs”. With the return to the throne of King Charles II, William at the age of nineteen, had Hilton’s Maze cut.  As it would seem that the family were Royalists at heart it could be that this was to celebrate the end of the Commonwealth and the Restoration of the Monarch to his rightful place.  The Coat of Arms on the walls of Park Farm would surely have been uncovered at this time.

 

In the year’s that followed William coming into his inheritance he must have received rents from the various properties left to him by his father.  However, it would seem that he needed to augment the income he received as a note in the parish register refers to woodland which was felled in the years between 1660 and 1726.  It states that “all wood under twentyone years old is Tytheable”.  Perhaps William felled the trees to obviate the need to pay tithes.  It would seem that his actions must have contributed to quite a change in the landscape of Hilton village, given the following information :

        Mr Sparrow felled grove next to Thos Clark’s house dubois 1658

        Mr William Sparrow felled Gibbs Grove winter 1660

        Mr Sparrow felled three little groves winter 1663

                viz: Tho Chandler, Tho Sutton & Tho Bignal Tenants

        Mr Sparrow felled his grove in his home close 1668

        Mr Sparrow felled Cockeyes grove 1669

        Mr Sparrow felled a grove near Wid. Nortons 1670

        Mr Sparrow Strongmans grove felled 1671

        Mr Willm Sparrow felled a grove in his close neare his home 1672

        Mr Wm Sparrow felled Linells Grove 1674

        Mr Wm Sparrow felled Cockeys Grove 1711

        Mr William Sparrow felled a grove at Wm Pled 1715

       (Mrs Elms felled a grove near Mr Wm Sparrow’s house 1716)

        Mr William Sparrow felled his wood near it 1723

        Mr William Sparrow felled a grove next to Churchyard 1726

        and

        Mr Richard Sparrow felled a grove at Home 1712

 

Whatever the reason for the felling of the trees, in the 1666  Hearth Tax return for Hilton it can be seen that William was consolidating his inheritance as he had the second highest number of hearths in the village and in 1674, in his two properties in Hilton he had 9 hearths in total. He also managed to acquire a Coat of Arms indicating that he was related to Sir Joseph SPARROW of Essex (although this cannot be verified) and so entitled to bear them.  His shield had three roses in chief and his crest was a unicorn’s head.  Besides being a gentleman farmer he was obviously well read, as he had a library to leave to the Minister of Hilton Church.  During his life in Hilton he was both Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor.  He made the rents from land and cottages available to be used to help the poor, and in his Will he left instructions for this arrangement to be continued.

 

However, in the Court Rolls for Hilton on the 7th January 1723 “William SPARROW of Hilton, Gent., a Customary Tenant of this Manor surrendered out of Court and to the use of his will, all those copyhold messuages, land and tenements and hereditaments held of this manor”.  At the Court held on the 8th December 1724 William “did surrender into the hands of Richard SPARROW, Gent., and Thomas FRYER, Customary Tenants of the Manor, all that his messuage and 20 acres of land in Hilton occupied by William PLEDWELL, and which had been the estate of William JELLINGS, as well as all customary lands, tenements, meadows, pasture and hereditaments formerly the estate of the said William JELLINGS and held of the said Manor.  Also included was the grove called Cocks Eye, the close called Coldhams, formerly occupied by Ludvic PYE and then by William PLEDWELL,  as well as the close or grove called Church Close, 7 acres of marshland in Stanton Fen, 3 acres of meadow in Fenstanton and the customary lands in the Manor of Hilton all in the possession of William SPARROW. These were to the use of Roger PECK on condition that William SPARROW paid £1,000 to Roger, with interest, before the 8th July next, “then this surrender shall be null and void”.

 

William never married and at his death, although he left some cottages to friends, and some money to his brother Richard amongst others,  most of his property went to the son of his sister Mary who had married John PLAYDELL in 1682.  This included six cottages in places such as Fenstanton, Witcham, Coveney, Mepal and Sutton as well as Hilton and Elsworth.  (The heir, William PLAYDELL, named his daughter Sparrow).

 

Following William’s death, besides William PLAYDELL, Thomas WOOD, John LIPTON, Thomas and William FRYER appeared before the Manor Court and “prayed admission” to property left to them in the Will of William.  These were properties mentioned above which had been “surrendered to the use of his will” in 1724.  The five men were all admitted to the “said customary tenements”, John LIPTON being shown as having to pay an annual rent of 1s. 4d.  whilst the rent William PLAYDELL had to pay totalled about £14 per annum.

 

 Mention was made in the Will of rent of £50 a year which was to be paid to John BRITTON, the grandson of another sister, with the instruction that if the rent was not paid by William PLAYDELL, then the property was to be taken over by  John BRITTON.  It is not known whether this situation actually occured, but in about 1760 much rebuilding and redecorating, including the panelling which covered up the wall paintings, was done to Park Farm, and at that time the occupant was one George William BRITTEN!

 

 

More About Richard SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1400

Burial: 10 July 1622, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

 

Notes for Alys/Alice UNKNOWN wife of Richard SPARROW:

Note:        The information on this chart was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries.  These have not yet been verified.

 

"A Calendar of the Feet of Fines levied in the King’s Court during the reign of Elizabeth I between Thomas DALE and Walter MARSHALL - and William SPARROWE, Richard SPARROW and Alice, his wife - of a messuage, a cottage, a garden, an orchard, fifty acres of land, two acres of meadow, five acres of pasture and two acres of wood in Hilton and Fennestaunton"

 

More About Alys/Alice UNKNOWN wife of Richard SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01400

Burial: 24 February 1593/94, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire2

       

Child of Richard SPARROW and Alys/Alice SPARROW is:

2.              i.    William2 SPARROW, b. Abt. 1578; d. August 1646.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  William2 SPARROW (Richard1) was born Abt. 1578, and died August 1646.  He married Agnes JENNINGS 11 August 1599 in St Mary Magdelene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire.  She was born Abt. 15813, and died October 1626.

 

Notes for William SPARROW:

Note:        The information on this chart was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries.  These have not yet been verified.

 

More About William SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1400/SPARROW 1300

Baptism: 6 October 1578, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire son of Rychard4

Burial: 8 August 1646, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

 

Notes for Agnes JENNINGS:

Note:        The information on this chart was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries.  These have not yet been verified.

 

More About Agnes JENNINGS:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1400/SPARROW 1300

Burial: 17 October 1626, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

       

Children of William SPARROW and Agnes JENNINGS are:

3.              i.    William3 SPARROW, b. Abt. 1600; d. August 1652.

                 ii.    Leah/Ealse/Kate SPARROW, b. Abt. 1604; d. Unknown; m. Robert THURSTON, 6 August 1621, St Mary Magdelene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire; b. Abt. 15995; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Leah/Ealse/Kate SPARROW:

Note:         The information on this chart was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 and from papers in       Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries.  These have not yet been verified.

 

More About Leah/Ealse/Kate SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01300

Baptism: 23 October 1604, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

 

Notes for Robert THURSTON:

Note:         The information on this chart was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 and from papers in       Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries.  These have not yet been verified.

 

More About Robert THURSTON:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01300

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  William3 SPARROW (William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 1600, and died August 1652.  He married Susannah CHRISTIAN 4 May 1633 in St Sepulchre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  She was born Abt. 1610 in Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire5, and died 1661 in Hilton, Huntingdonshire.

 

Notes for William SPARROW:

Note:        The information on this chart was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries. These have not yet been verified.

 

1641 Protestation returns for Hilton show 2 William SPARROWs, one was Overseer to the Poor

 

PARK FARM, HILTON, HUNTINGDONSHIRE

Park Farm is considered to be the home of the SPARROW family in Hilton, Huntingdonshire.  It was at the south-western corner of the village green, within 70 yards of the Maze.  (See page 1/14)  Today there is still a Park Farm on the site, but the original building dated from 1600, or even earlier.

 

It was a “middle-sized, rather rambling, brick-built house”.  It had two handsome chimneys made of moulded bricks; one chimney was adorned with roses, the other with fleur-de-lys.  Over the years there have been alterations so that by 1760 bay windows had been added, a ceiling installed to divide a room into two floors, and pine panelling used to cover plaster walls.

 

Other internal decoration was discovered just before the Second World war.  Lavinia BRITTEN was the last occupant in 1936 so the house had been empty for three years and was becoming derelict.  Some boys decided to play in one of the upstairs rooms and during their play they pulled off some wallpaper to reveal a coat of arms.  David GARNETT was called, and he and his son, Richard, discovered that it was that of a Stuart Prince of Wales, with the initials C. P. and the date 1632.

 

In 1945 the GARNETT family were again involved in the discovery of other wall paintings in the main downstairs room of the extremely derelict house.

 

WALL PAINTINGS IN PARK FARM, HILTON, HUNTINGDONSHIRE

The following information is based on extracts from a talk given, and a book and an article written by David GARNETT

 

(The following is included in a book of charts and information for our WHEATON and associated families and includes pictures.  We have also seen two of the originals in the Victoria and Albet Museum)

 

The Stuart Coat of Arms mentioned on a previous page are those of James I, identified by the motto, “EXURGAT DEUS DISSIPENTUR INIMICIS EIS” (May God arise and his enemies be scattered) although the initials, C. P (Carolus Princeps) would seem to refer to his son Charles.  The complete wall painting, together with the wall panel on which it was painted was removed from Park Farm and is now over the chancel arch in Hilton Church.

 

Much research was undertaken before the other wall paintings found in the downstairs room were identified as three complete (1, 4 and 5)  and one unfinished (3) representation of the five senses.  They are said to derive from a set of five engravings by Jan BARRA, which in addition to the couplets had a latin tag which identified each of the individual senses.  This latin tag was not included on the wall paintings at Park Farm.

 

The three complete pictures were, therefore, representing: 1) Hearing, with a stag and a lute, 4) Sight, with eagle and mirror, and 5) Taste, with a monkey, pipe and glass.  In the Jan BARRA original Sight was holding a telescope, but this had only recently been invented and it is thought that the painter of the Park Farm murals might have had no knowledge of the instrument, so explaining the way in which the object the lady is holding has been depicted.

 

The incomplete picture showed only the head and shoulders of a lady with her fingers being bitten by a scorpion (which looks like a lizard) and represents Touch (3).  This particular lady is copied from an   engraving by Willem Van de APSSE, completed  in 1623, of Frances HOWARD, Duchess of RICHMOND.  It is thought that Sight and Taste could have been based on pictures of Mary FRITH, also known as “Mall Cutpurse”, a notorius character of the early seventeenth century.   An engraving in the National Portrait Gallery is similar to Sight, with eagle and telescope, together with the same couplet, and has the name “Moll Cutpurse” written twice on the front of the engraving.  In addition, a portrait of Mary FRITH at a much later age also includes the monkey and eagle used in the Senses Paintings.

 

William SPARROW appears to have been one of the largest landowners in Hilton in 1632.  He was also to be married on the 4th May 1633.    It could be, therefore, that he wished to improve his home for his future bride, and at the same time,  show his wealth to his neighbours.  Decorating the walls of his home could have been considered a satisfactory way in which his desires could be accomplished.  There were men who earned their living by painting murals on the walls of such homes as Park Farm.  They would travel the country with a book of patterns from which the house owner would make a choice.

The complete wall paintings are now in the Victoria and Albert Museum.  The incomplete picture of Touch is in Hilton Hall, the home of Richard  GARNETT.  It is in a room which includes panelling from the room in Park Farm in which it was found, together with one of the bay windows.

 

In 1995 Richard GARNETT gave a talk on "The SPARROWs of Hilton" and kindly asked Dennis and Jean WHEATON to a meal at Hilton Hall before attending the talk.  He later sent a postcard of one of the senses, followed by a Christmas card which included all five.  On enquiring the source of the linocuts it was explained that Richard GARNETT had commissioned a local artist, Samantha  BARTLETT, to do the drawings, and that besides the postcards and Christmas card she had also produced “The Five Senses” as a frieze, about three feet long and eight inches deep.  This was still a linocut, but was also water-coloured.  Through Richard we were able to contact Samantha and purchase a copy.

So, in our hall we have copies of the paintings which were covering the walls in Park Farm, the home of our ancestors, nearly three hundred and seventy years ago!

 

More About William SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1300/SPARROW 1200

Baptism: 11 October 1600, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 11 August 1652, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: Yeoman of Hilton, Gentleman Farmer

 

Notes for Susannah CHRISTIAN:

Note:        The information for this family was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries. 

 

More About Susannah CHRISTIAN:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1300/SPARROW 1200

       

Children of William SPARROW and Susannah CHRISTIAN are:

                 i.    Anne/Annis4 SPARROW, b. Abt. 1634; d. 6 August 1722, Age 88; m. Roger PECK; b. Abt. 1623; d. 24 October 1699, Age 76.

 

Notes for Anne/Annis SPARROW:

Note:         The information for this family was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries. 

 

More About Anne/Annis SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01200

Baptism: 2 October 1634, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 8 August 1722, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

 

Notes for Roger PECK:

From Hilton, Huntingdonshire Monumental Inscriptions

Here Lieth the body of/ ROGER PECK gent./ who departed this life/ the 24th day of Octor. in the year of our Lord 1699 and/ the 76th year of his age/ Here also lies the body of ANNIS the wife of ROGER/ PECK gent./ who departed this life the 6th day of August/ in ye year of our Lord 1722/ in the 88th year of her age.

 

More About Roger PECK:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01200

Burial: 26 October 1699, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

 

4.              ii.    Martha/Matilda SPARROW, b. Abt. 1636; d. Unknown.

                iii.    Elizabeth SPARROW, b. Abt. 1637; d. April 1640.

 

Notes for Elizabeth SPARROW:

Note:         The information for this family was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries. 

 

More About Elizabeth SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01200

Baptism: 8 January 1636/37, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 25 April 1640, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

 

               iv.    Alice SPARROW, b. Abt. 1639; d. 1709; m. Robert WALPOLE; b. Abt. 16345; d. Bef. 1684.

 

Notes for Alice SPARROW:

Note:         The information for this family was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries. 

 

Inherited Hilton Hall, Hilton, Huntingdonshsire from her step-father/father-in-law Robert WALPOLE

HILTON HALL, HILTON, HUNTINGDONSHIRE

Hilton Hall, Hilton, Huntingdonshire is only slightly connected with our SPARROW family.  William SPARROW had married Susannah CHRISTIAN in 1633, but he had died in 1652, and was buried on the 11th August of that year.

Susannah SPARROW later became the second wife of Robert WALPOLE.  His home was Hilton Hall, and Susannah must have lived there for, at the most, nine years, as she herself died in 1661.

In 1995 Dennis and Jean WHEATON were invited to Hilton Hall.  We sat in a stone flagged room and had a very pleasant meal from a long polished refectory type table, with the owners of the Hall, Richard and Jane GARNETT.  The ingle nook fire place was still there....and if we listened very hard ....the swish of Susannah’s skirts could still be heard.

 

The Hall was built (on the site of an earlier property) in the early sixteen hundreds and still has a Jacobean oak staircase and many moulded beams although there have been many alterations over the years.  Servants originally lived in the loft with dormer windows in a thatched roof.  Robert WALPOLE was the first owner and he lived here until he died in his one hundred and first year.

 

More About Alice SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01200

Baptism: 5 January 1638/39, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire6

Burial: 1709, In the aisle of St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

 

More About Robert WALPOLE:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01200

 

                v.    William SPARROW, b. Abt. 1641; d. August 1729, Age 88.

 

Notes for William SPARROW:

Note:         The information for this family was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries. 

 

THE MAZE, HILTON, HUNTINGDONSHIRE

Many years ago, during a visit to a friend in Huntingdon, we were taken to Hilton to see the Maze.  I cannot recollect Paul being particularly interested, but I do remember Lynne crawling round its paths to reach the centre.  It was not until many years later that we discovered that its cutting (or re-cutting?) had actually been organised by her ten-times-great-uncle! 

 

The Maze

 

In Good King Charles’s golden days

William Sparrow cut the Maze,

So that Hilton children might

Run its course to their delight,

As he himself had doubtless done

Upon the maze at Comberton -

Comberton, the home its written

Of Sparrow’s sister, Martha Britton.

But Comberton, through sad neglect,

Has let its ancient maze be wrecked,

While Hilton’s Maze survives today

For children still to run and play.

Long may it last to be a joy

To every Hilton girl and boy

 

Hilton Ditties, No.1; verse by Richard Garnett

 

The number of grass cut mazes thought to be left in this country varies between three and eight.  They are said to have been associated with pagan and religious beliefs connected with the fact that the devil can only travel in straight lines, so carved paths provide safety.  The cutting (or re-cutting?)  of Hilton’s in 1660 was not, however, done for such a purpose. Hilton’s maze is to be found on its spacious village green, which is surrounded by several listed buildings of various ages. 

 

In the centre of the maze is a square stone pillar on the top of which is a stone ball on which is carved a sundial.  The wording cut into the pillar states that the maze was cut by William SPARROW in 1660 when he would have been nineteen years old.  At this time, the SPARROWs owned much  land in Hilton and the surrounding villages, and William lived  in a house at the edge of the Green.  The SPARROWs were Royalists (See Park Farm) who must have hidden their allegiance during the years of the Commonwealth.  With the Restoration of Charles II to the throne in 1660 the SPARROW family apparently needed to demonstrate where their loyalities lay.  As the ditty above suggests, it is believed that the maze at Comberton, where William’s sister lived, gave him the idea for the one he had cut in Hilton.  On the other hand, details of the date of the Comberton Maze are not available as  it has now disappeared under a school playground so it could be that the two brothers-in-law had the two mazes cut at the same time.

 

However, in Hilton there is controversy about whether William SPARROW had a new maze cut, or whether he was merely re-cutting an existing one.  The inscription on the central pillar was recut, apparently not very expertly in the 1930s.  Nevertheless,  Richard GARNETT states that the latin "HOS GYROS FORMAVIT" means "fashioned these coils" suggesting that it was newly cut in 1660.  He believes the inscription would have included the word "REFORMVIT" if William SPARROW had used an existing maze.

 

The diameter of the Maze if approximately fifty three feet.  “The labyrinth was cut to a depth of nine inches and lined with pebbles. Although these are not visible today, they may explain why the maze remained distinct for so long”.  The shape of the paths in the maze is similar to patterns found in French cathedrals and churches where it was probably based on ideas found in the art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period.  The route to the centre follows one winding path, with no dead ends and no need to retrace paths already covered.

 

In 1967 the Maze was in need of restoration and again in 1989 new turf was laid to repair badly worn areas.  Its upkeep is now assured so that children in future generations can have as much pleasure from running round its paths, as have the children of the past, including Lynne, a descendant of the same family as William SPARROW himself

 

Information from the Hilton, Huntingdonshire Parish Registers on microfiche

Mr William SPARROW felled Gibbs Grove winter 1660

Mr SPARROW felled a grove next Thomas CLARKEs house (dubious) 1658

Mr SPARROW felled three little groves winter 1663 viz Thomas CHANDLER

Thomas SUTTON and Thomas RIGNELL tenants

 

Mr SPARROW's Strongman's grove felled 1671

Mr William SPARROW felled a grove in his close neere his house 1672

Mr William SPARROW felled Linells grove 1674

Mr William SPARROW felled Cockeys Grove 1711

Mr William SPARROW felled a grove at the Pled 1715

Mrs ELMES felled a grove near Mr William SPARROW's house 1716

Mr William SPARROW felled his wood 1723

Mr William SPARROW felled a grove next to churchyard 1726

 

WILL OF WILLIAM SPARROW 1641-1729

In the Name of God Amen I William Sparrow of Hilton in the County of Huntingdon Gent being well in Body and of sound and disposing Mind and of memory praised be God for the same do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament and ................... and ............. following that is to say................... my soul into the hands of Christ ... God who gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth from ....... it was taken to be .....ently buryed at the dictation of my Executor hereinafter named and as touching such worldly Estate as he hath pleased God in his good providence to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth  Imprimis I give and bequeath unto the Reverende Mr Mark Bullin of Hilton aforesaid Clerk all my books of what sort soever Item I give and bequeath unto my Brother Richard Sparrow the sum of Ten pounds of lawful money of Great Brittain for ......... mourning  Item I give and bequeath unto my Cousin ........... .......arson the sum of Ten pounds of like money to buy her mourning  Item I give and bequeath unto John Jlgor(?) and Elizabeth .........  and daughter of John Jlgor(?) of Hilton aforesaid the sum of Ten pounds apeir..(?) of like money Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas William and Edward sons of Thomas Martin of Ffenstanton in the said county of Huntingdon ........ the sum of Ten pounds apeir..(?) of like money all which said Legarcyes or sums of money  above bequeathed and mentioned I do hereby order direct and appoint shall be respectively paid by my Executor herein after named within one Year next after my decease  Item I give and bequeath unto the poor of the parish of Hilton aforesaid that shall attend my ffunerall the sum of ffive pounds of like money which said money I do hereby order direct and appoint to be laid out in B........ and distributed amongst them at the discretion of my Executor herein after named at or immediatley after my said ffuneral  Item all that my Cottage and Tenement situate in Hilton aforesaid together with the Close Commons and Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in the occupation of John Sington(?) his assignee or assigns I give and devise unto the said John Sington(?) his heirs and Assigns forever.  Item all that Cottage or Tenement situate in Hilton aforesaid together with the Close Commons and Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in the occupation of John Woods his asignee or assigns I give and devise unto the said John Woods his heirs and Assigns for ever  Item all that Cottage or Tenement situate in Hilton aforesaid together with the Close Commons and Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in the occupation of William Hall and also all that my cottage or Tenement situate in Hilton aforesaid Close Commons and Appurtences thereunto belonging now in the occupation of James Carver I give and devise unto my Kinsman William Pladwell of Hilton aforesaid Yeoman his Heirs and Assigns for ever subject nevertheless to the payment of the Annuity or Rent Charge of Thirty Shillings per annum of lawful money of Great Brittain to be issuing out of the said Cottages or Tenements and Closes last mentioned and paid unto the Minister and Church Wardens of the parish of Hilton aforesaid for the time being for ever on St Thomas’s day without any deduction or abatement whatsoever and by them distributed amongst the poor of the parish of Hilton aforesaid at their discretion on St Thomas’s day yearly for ever without any deduction defalration(?) or Abatement whatsoever the first payment thereof to begin and to be made on the first St Thomas’s day ..... after my decease and in .... default shall happen to be made of or in payment of the said sum of Thirty Shillings or of any part thereof on any of the days and times above mentioned for payment of the same contrary to my ......intent and ordaining then any ........... and Will is and I do hereby order direct and appoint that the said Minister and Church Wardens for the time being shall enter into and upon the said Cottage or Tenements Closes and last devised premises with their Appurtenances and resolve and take the Rents ............ and Profitts thereof for one whole year on every such default and distribute the same charges being first deducted amongst the poor of the parish at such time and in such manner is above limited and appointed  Item all that my messuage or Tenement situate and being in Hilton aforesaid wherein I now do dwell together with the cottage thereunto adjoinging with all and singular ...... and ......... of their Appurtenances and also all that my messuage or Tenement with the Appurtenances situate and being in Hilton aforesaid now in the occupation of my said Kinsman William Pladwell and also all that my Cottage or Tenement situate and being in Hilton aforesaid together with the Close Commons and Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in the occupation of William Brown and also all and singular my arrable Land Meadow Ground and Closes of pasture Grounds whatsoever not herein before devised lying and being in the parish and Bounds of Hilton aforesaid with .... and every of their Appurtenances as well in my own occupation and in the occupation of my said Kinsman William Pladwell and also all other my Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Hilton aforesaid not herein before devised and also all those my ...  ..... ..... ....  ........ and from Grounds with their Appurtenances lying and being in the parish of Ffenstanton aforesaid and also all those my Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever with the Appurtenances lying and being the the parish and Bounds of Elsworth in the County of Cambridge I give devise and bequeath unto my said Kinsman William Pladwell his heirs and Assigns for ever subject nevertheless as well to the payment of one annuity or Rent Charge of fifty pounds per annum of lawful money of Great Brittain to be issuing out of the said messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments herein before devised unto my said Kinsman William Pladwell and his heirs and paid unto my Kinsman John Brittin of Sandy in the County of Bedford ..... or his Assigns during the term of his natural life as also to our other annuity or Rent Charge of Six pounds per annum of like money to be issuing out of the messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments aforesaid and paid unto my servant Lewis Pye or his Assigns during the term of his natural life without any deduction defaltration (?) or Abatement whatsoever at the two most usual ffeast days or days of payment in the Year that is to say the ffeast of St Michael the Archangell and the Annunciation of the blessed virgin Mary by even and equal portion the first payment of the said Annuityes to begin and be made on such of the said ffeast days as shall first happen next after my decease and in ...... default or ffailure shall happen to be made by the said William Pladwell his heirs or Assigns of or in payment of the  said annuityes or either of them or any part of either of them during the space of fforty days ..... after either of the said days on which the same ought to be paid as aforesaid then my mind and will is and I do hereby order direct and appoint that the said John Brittin and Lewis Pye or either of them shall  enter into and upon all or any part of that said messuages Lands and Tenements hereditaments last devised and .......   and take the Rents ..... and profitts thereof untill all such money as shall be due to them or either of them for the said Annuityes or either of them and all charges and  Expenses for touching and .............. their or either of their recovering his or their said annuity or annuityes shall be fuly satisfied and paid  Item all those my messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever with their and every of their Commons profitts and Appurtenances lying and being in the parishes and Bounds of Witcham Cobentry Morpall Sutton and elsewhere in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge I give and bequeath unto my said Kinsman William Pladwll his heirs and Assigns for ever  Item all the Rest Residue and Remainder of all and singular my Goods Chattles and personall Estate of what Nature Kind or Quality soever and wheresoever after my just Debts Legacies and ffunerall Expenses are fully satisfied and paid I give and bequeath unto my said Kinsman William Pladwell and Lastly I do hereby make roustitate(?) and appoint my said Kinsman William Pladwell sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke disannulll and make void all former Wills by me made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament  In Witness whereof I the said William Sparrow have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of ffebruary in the tenth year of King George’s reign over Great Brittain ........  ........ one thousand seven hundred and twenty three  William Sparrow his mark Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named William Sparrow as and for his last Will and Testament the words (as well) being first interlined(?) in the presence of us who immediately afterwards in the said Testators presence subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereunto

Thomas ffryer  Thomas Martin  Robt Robinson Exly(?)

 

Probalum fuit hujusmodi Eostamintum apud London aderino quinto dio quensis Octobris anno domini millesimo septingoutimo virosino nono horam venorabilist Egrogos viro Johanno Bettsworth Legum lottow Curice Proerogativce Cautuarutusis Magistro Custoll sivo Commissario legistive to instituto Furani into Gulielmi Pladwell Executoris in dicto Testamento nominatimi ronmissa fuit adtration amnium et singulorum Bonourum Jurium et Creditoum dirft Sohuurfi de brui et fidelitor Adminstraudo admin ad santa dio Evangelia vigor Commissionis jurat.

 

More About William SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01200

Baptism: 20 September 1641, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 25 August 1729, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: Gentleman

Will: 8 February 1728/29, See notes

 

5.            vi.    Mary SPARROW, b. Abt. 1643; d. Unknown.

6.            vii.    Richard SPARROW, b. Abt. 1648; d. August 1728.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4.  Martha/Matilda4 SPARROW (William3, William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 1636, and died Unknown.  She married (1) Barron BRITTON 25 May 1654 in St Mary Magdelene, Huntingdonshire6.  He was born Abt. 16317, and died 1681.  She married (2) John CROSBY Aft. 16547.  He was born Abt. 16317, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Martha/Matilda SPARROW:

Note:        The information for this family was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries. 

 

More About Martha/Matilda SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01200/BRITTON 1100

Baptism: 18 April 1636, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

 

Notes for Barron BRITTON:

Addresses

1654        Comberton, Huntingdonshire

 

More About Barron BRITTON:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01200/BRITTON 1100

Occupation: Gentleman

Residences: See notes

 

More About John CROSBY:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01200/BRITTON 1100

       

Child of Martha/Matilda SPARROW and Barron BRITTON is:

7.              i.    Barron5 BRITTON, b. Abt. 1656; d. 1728.

 

 

5.  Mary4 SPARROW (William3, William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 1643, and died Unknown.  She married John PLAYDELL 9 November 1682 in St Mary Magdelene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire.  He was born Abt. 16387, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Mary SPARROW:

Note:        The information for this family was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries. 

 

More About Mary SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01200/PLAYDELL/PLEYDELL 1100

Baptism: 1 March 1642/43, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

 

More About John PLAYDELL:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 01200

       

Child of Mary SPARROW and John PLAYDELL is:

8.              i.    William5 PLAYDELL, b. Abt. 1686; d. August 1741, Hilton, Huntingdonshire Age 55.

 

 

6.  Richard4 SPARROW (William3, William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 1648, and died August 1728.

 

Notes for Richard SPARROW:

Note:        The information on this chart was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries.  These have not yet been verified.

 

A Richard SPARROW married Winifred HANSON on the 13th May 1697 in Papworth St Agnes, Huntingdonshire.     Two children were born in 1697 and 1700.  There is no indiciation that this is the Richard shown in this family

 

Churchwarden 1716 (with Thomas FFRYER, possibly a wirness to Richard's Will) and 1720

RICHARD SPARROW, CHURCHWARDEN

Those who had the duties of Churchwarden certainly had to deal with a wide variety of purchases from the Church Rate.  In 1716 the following appeared in:

 

The Accounts of Mr Richard Sparrow and Thos ffryer Churchwardens

Books and Parchment: 1/6d

Bread and Wine: at Whitsuntide 2/3d, at Christmas 3/1d, at Easter 2/3d

Cross Tuesday’s expenses: £1. 3s. 7d

Polecats:  for Henry BRIERS (3), Christopher LAXON, Robt  YATES, John MUNNS, Matthew

                CLARKE, John ILGER two unnamed people, all at 4d each

Hedgehogs; for John FROST...and he wanted 7 at a total cost of 1/2d

Bath for Hedgehogs (?): 4d

Weasel: for Matthew CLARKE, two at 2d each

Moles: for John MARTIN(2 ), FFROST and MAYFIELD (7 between them) all at a 1d each

Weasel and a mole for John FFROST at 3d

Court Charges: for the Michaelmas visitation 4/-d, at Easter Visitation 4/-d

“Spent at the same time”: 6/-d on both occasions (I wonder what on?)

The Lord’s rent:  for the town land £1. 8s. 9d, for Coopers Grove 8d

Mending the town gun: 1/6d Payd for Powder and Shot: 10/6d

Nails for Bell wheels: 11d

To individuals: SUTTON, BRIARS,  Edward BINGE a total of 7/6d

Thanksgiving: 2/6d

Fifth of November: 3/-d

“Spent when was hired a Herdman”: 6/8d, “for his Earnash”: 1/6d

To Mr BARNES for Wood: £1. 2s. 5½d, to Mr PECK for Wood; 2/6d

“For Wood they had of me”: 6/6d

“To the Minister for the Plash(?)”: 4/-d

Expenses for Richard SPARROW: 5/-1d

for Worke: to John CHANDLER 18/10d, John HILLS 1/6d, Wm BASH 6/2½d

Payd for use of two Bulls: £1. 15s 0d

 

Information from Hilton, Huntingdonshire Parish Register on microfiche

Mr Richard SPARROW felled a grove at home 1712

 

WILL OF RICHARD SPARROW 1648 - 1728

In the name of God Amen I Richard Sparrow of Hilton in the County of Huntingdonshire Gent being ill in body but of Sound and disposing mind and memory (praised be the Lord for the same) do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say ffirst and principally I comend my sool into the hands of Almighly God who gave it hoping for free pardon of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life thro’ the merits and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ and my body I comit to the Earth from whence it was taken to be decently buryed at the discretion of my Executor herin after named and as touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God in his good providence to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis all that my Cottage or Tenement situate and being in Hilton aforesaid together with the Close of pasture grounds and orchard near hereunto adjoining with all and singular the Commons and appurtenances thereunto belonging to the late J Gore and now in the occupation of Thomas Wheaton his assignee or assignes I give devise and bequeath unto Anne the wife of the said Thomas Wheaton and her heirs and assignes for ever Item all the rest residue and remainder of my messuage Lands Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever both freehold and copyhold situate lying and being in Hilton aforesaid with their and every of their Commons and appurtenances I give devise and bequeath unto my natural son William Sparrow and his heirs and assignees for ever  Item all those my messuages Lands Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever both freehold and copyhold situate lying and being in Hemmingford Grey in the said County of Huntingdon Stretham within the Isle of Ely in the County of Cambridge and Fen Drayton in the said county of Cambridge with their and every of their Commons profits and appurtenances I give devise and bequeath unto my said natural(?) son William Sparrow and his heirs and assignees for ever  Item I Give and bequeath unto my Brother William Sparrow the sum of ten pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain  Item I give and bequeath unto my Kinsman John Port the sum of twenty Guineas of like lawful money  Item I Give and bequeath unto my Kinsman Walter Port the sum of twenty Guineas of like lawfull money  Item I Give and bequeath unto my Kinsman John Britton the sum of twenty Guineas of like lawfull money  Item I Give and bequeath unto my Kinsman and Godson Barron Britton the sum of twenty Guineas of like lawful money  Item I Give and bequeath unto my ffriend Robert Robinson of St Ives in the said County of Huntingdon Scrivenor the sum of three Guineas of like lawfull money.  I Give and bequeath unto my three Tenants that is to say John Roads of Stretham aforesaid Richard ffordham of Hemingford Grey aforesaid and Thomas Judson of Hilton aforesaid one Guinea apiece of like lawful money which said John Road Richard ffordham and Thomas Judson I desire may help to carry my Corpse to my Grave all which said Legacies or Sums of money above bequeathed and mentioned I do hereby order direct and appoint shall be respectively paid to the several legatees above mentioned by my Executor hereinafter named within one year next after my decease  Item I Give and bequeath unto the poor of the parish of Hilton aforesaid the sum of five Guineas of like lawful money to be distributed amongst them by and at the discretion of the Minister Church Wardens and overseers of the poor of the said parish for the time bring within three Calendar months next after my decease  Item all the rest residue and remainder of all and singular my goods chattells and personal Estate of what nature kind or quality soever and wheresoever after my just debts Legacies and Funerall expenses are fully satisfyed and paid I Give and bequeath unto my said natural son William Sparrow and Lastly I do hereby make constitute and appoint my said natural son William Sparrow sole Executor of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby revoke disannull and make void all former wills by me made and declare this to be my last will and Testament  In witness whereof I the said Richard Sparrow have hereunto set my hand and seal the three and twentieth day of July Anno Ind 1728

                      

                                                                            Rich Sparrow

 

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Richard Sparrow as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who immediately afterwards in the said Testators presence subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto

 

Mark Bullen   Thomas Fryer  Will Fryer

 

Orig probat in Cur Phag

 

 

More About Richard SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1200/SPARROW 1100

Baptism: 28 January 1647/48, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 20 August 1728, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: Gentleman

Will: 23 July 1728

       

Child of Richard SPARROW is:

9.              i.    William5 SPARROW, b. Abt. 1681; d. December 1750.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

7.  Barron5 BRITTON (Martha/Matilda4 SPARROW, William3, William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 16567, and died 1728.  He married (1) Ann UNKNOWN wife of Barron BRITTON Abt. 16817.  She was born Abt. 16617, and died 1688.  He married (2) Elizabeth UNKNOWN wife of Barron BRITTON Abt. 16907.  She was born Abt. 16617, and died 1727.

 

Notes for Barron BRITTON:

Addresses

????        Sandy, Bedfordshire

 

Godson of Richard SPARROW

 

 

More About Barron BRITTON:

A Chart Number: BrITTON 1100/BRITTON 1000

Residences: See notes

 

More About Ann UNKNOWN wife of Barron BRITTON:

A Chart Number: BRITTON 1100/BRITTON 1000

 

More About Elizabeth UNKNOWN wife of Barron BRITTON:

A Chart Number: BRITTON 1100/BRITTON 1000

       

Children of Barron BRITTON and Ann BRITTON are:

                 i.    John6 BRITTON, b. Abt. 1683; d. 1732.

 

Notes for John BRITTON:

Addresses

????        Sandy, Bedfordshire

 

More About John BRITTON:

A Chart Number: BRITTON 1000

Residences: See notes

 

                 ii.    Mary BRITTON, b. Abt. 1685; d. 1705.

 

More About Mary BRITTON:

A Chart Number: BRITTON 1000

 

                iii.    Barron BRITTON, b. Abt. 1687; d. April 1687, Impossible!; m. Avery UNKNOWN wife of Barron BRITTON; b. Abt. 16997; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Barron BRITTON:

Addresses

????        Sandy, Bedfordshire

 

More About Barron BRITTON:

A Chart Number: BRITTON 1000

Baptism: 18 April 1687, Sandy, Bedfordshire8

Burial: 22 April 16878

Residences: See notes

 

       

Children of Barron BRITTON and Elizabeth BRITTON are:

               iv.    Robert6 BRITTON, b. Abt. 1691; d. Unknown.

 

More About Robert BRITTON:

A Chart Number: BRITTON 1000

 

                v.    Edith BRITTON, b. Abt. 1693; d. Unknown.

 

More About Edith BRITTON:

A Chart Number: BRITTON 1000

 

               vi.    William BRITTON, b. Abt. 1700; d. Unknown.

 

More About William BRITTON:

A Chart Number: BRITTON 1000

 

               vii.    Elizabeth BRITTON, b. Abt. 1702; d. 1714.

 

More About Elizabeth BRITTON:

A Chart Number: BRITTON 1000

 

 

8.  William5 PLAYDELL (Mary4 SPARROW, William3, William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 16869, and died August 1741 in Hilton, Huntingdonshire Age 5510.  He married Mary Unknown wife of William PLAYDELL10.  She was born Abt. 169111, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for William PLAYDELL:

Heir to William SPARROW, brother of his mother.

 

Inheritance from William SPARROW included:       

        - Cottage and close occupied by William HALL

        - Cottage and close occupied by Daniell GAR (...)?

        - All the arable, meadow and pasture land in Hilton, and all other lands and

                tenements in Hilton

        - 10 acres of meadow or fenland

        At the Manor Court William PLAYDELL was admitted to:

        One messuage late H(...)? at rent of 9d

        100 acres of pasture and meadow late JELLINGS at rent of £3. 13s. 5d

        Close of pasture late KINGS at rent of 1s. 11d.

        One messuage, croft, meadows, pasture

 

From Hilton Monumental Inscriptions

Headstone

In/ hope/ a joyful/ Here lies the body of/ WILL. PLAYDELL Gent./ who died

Aug 1[  ] 1741/ aged 55 years.

(PR. Bur. 18/8/1741)

 

More About William PLAYDELL:

A Chart Number: PLAYDELL/PLEYDELL 1100/PLEYDELL 1000

Burial: 18 August 1741, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire12

Occupation: 1728 Yeoman

       

Child of William PLAYDELL and Mary PLAYDELL is:

10.            i.    Sparrow6 PLAYDELL, b. Abt. 1717; d. August 1753, Hilton, Huntingdonshire.

 

 

9.  William5 SPARROW (Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 168113, and died December 1750.  He married Sarah UNKNOWN wife of William SPARROW.  She was born Abt. 168613, and died October 1750.

 

Notes for William SPARROW:

Note:        The information for this family was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries.  These have not yet been verified.

 

After several bequests the residue of Richard SPARROW’s estate was left to "my natural son, William SPARROW"  There was property in Hilton, Hemingford Grey and Stretham.  William was admitted to the lands left to him "according to the Customs of the Manor".

 

That Ann(e) is the daughter of William is speculation at the present time based on  the information in Richard SPARROW’s Will

 

William SPARROW was executor of his father's will

 

WILLIAM and JOSEPH SPARROW, and the PARISH PEW

In 1736 William SPARROW, Gentleman of Hilton, applied to erect a seat or pew in the church at Hilton.  George NEVIL, Esquire, Bachelor of Law, Vicar General and Official Principal of the Lord Bishop of Lincoln had jurisdiction over such matters within the Archdeaconry of Huntingdonshire as at this time the Lord Bishop of Lincoln was unable to officiate.

 

William SPARROW stated that he was a parishioner and inhabitant of Hilton with a handsome fortune and estate but was "destitute of a convenient" seat or pew for his family in the parish church.  Apparently, he said, there was a vacant space towards the west end of the north aisle against the wall and in that space a suitable seat or pew could be erected without prejudicing anyone’s rights or doing an injury to the church.  He wanted the pew to be six feet and four inches in length and breadth, and five feet in height.  It was to be for the exclusive use of William SPARROW and his family for as long as any of them should be living in the parish.

 

Anyone who thought they had a right to this space was asked to appear before the enquiry, and if no one did appear, or if they appeared but did not give a good reason for the pew not to be erected, then a licence would be granted to William SPARROW for the purpose of building the required pew. 

 

No one objected, so William, on the 22nd June 1736, was allowed to go ahead with the building of the required seat in the church

 

 "for the use of the said William SPARROW and his family to sit stand and kneel to hear Divine Service and Sermons so long as he, they or any of them shall continue parishioners and inhabitants of the said Parish of Hilton exclusive of all other persons whatsoever.  And we do further by these presents Inhibit as well the Parishioners of the said Parish as all other Persons whatsoever that they or any of them do not molest or disturb the said William SPARROW or any of his family in the erecting or building the said Seat or Pew or in the Possession thereof under pain of the Law"

 

William SPARROW did erect his pew or seat of the size, and in the place set out in the licence granted to him.  He and his family apparently enjoyed the use of this pew for the rest of his lifetime; he died in 1750.  After his death the pew was used by other members of the family.

 

Sometime in about 1752, problems arose concerning the pew and the matter was heard before  Timothy NEVE, Doctor of Divinity Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon.  The quarrel was between Thomas SUTTON of Hilton and Joseph SPARROW, Yeoman of Hilton.  Thomas was the husband of William’s daughter, Sarah, and Joseph was William’s son and heir.  Although for two years, both families had used the pew with no apparent problem, in 1752 Thomas SUTTON ordered a lock to be put on the pew.  He then ordered that Joseph SPARROW and his family were refused a key.  Many witnesses heard Thomas SUTTON say that Joseph and his family would never be able to use the pew again.

 

This, of course, was against the original licence, when the family of William SPARROW were to be allowed to use the pew without being “molested or disturbed” by “no other person or person whatsoever”.

 

Thomas SUTTON was told that he did not have the right to the pew exclusive of Joseph SPARROW and his family and all he had done was without legal authority.  Although being advised that he was acting against the law Thomas SUTTON continued to exclude Joseph and his family from the pew from Sunday the 17th September until Sunday the 5th November, as well as a number of Holy days.  On these occasions Joseph SPARROW had asked for the pew to be opened to let his family in, but Thomas SUTTON "absolutely refused to do so and by force kept the said Joseph SPARROW out of the said Seat or Pew".  At the same time, on at least one of the days mentioned, Thomas SUTTON was heard to threaten that neither Joseph nor any of his family would ever sit in the pew again.

 

............................................

 

Unhappily the outcome of this quarrel is not known for that is where the document ends!

 

More About William SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1100/SPARROW 1000

Administration: 14 May 1752

Burial: 30 December 1750, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: Gentleman

 

Notes for Sarah UNKNOWN wife of William SPARROW:

Note:        The information for this family was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries. 

 

More About Sarah UNKNOWN wife of William SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1100/SPARROW 1000

Burial: 12 October 1750, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire

       

Children of William SPARROW and Sarah SPARROW are:

11.            i.    Ann6 SPARROW, b. Abt. 1706, Possible daughter; d. October 1734, Hilton, Huntingdonshire.

                 ii.    Joseph SPARROW, b. Abt. 170813; d. Unknown; m. Mary UNKNOWN wife of Joseph SPARROW; b. Abt. 171313; d. November 1796.

 

Notes for Joseph SPARROW:

Note:         The information for this family was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries. 

 

Executor of father's Will

 

More About Joseph SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1000

Occupation: Yeoman

 

Notes for Mary UNKNOWN wife of Joseph SPARROW:

Note:         The information for this family was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries. 

 

More About Mary UNKNOWN wife of Joseph SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1000

Burial: 29 November 1796, All Saints, Wyton, Huntingdonshire

 

                iii.    Sarah SPARROW, b. Abt. 171013; d. Unknown; m. Thomas SUTTON; b. Abt. 170513; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Sarah SPARROW:

Note:         The information for this family was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries. 

 

More About Sarah SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1000

 

Notes for Thomas SUTTON:

Note:         The information for this family was taken from an article by Richard GARNETT "The SPARROWS of Hilton" from Records of Huntingdon No.9.1979 from Wills and from papers in Huntingdon Record Office which give details of register entries. 

 

More About Thomas SUTTON:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1000

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

10.  Sparrow6 PLAYDELL (William5, Mary4 SPARROW, William3, William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 1717, and died August 1753 in Hilton, Huntingdonshire14.  She married Philip MARTIN14.  He was born Abt. 171215, and died Unknown.

 

More About Sparrow PLAYDELL:

A Chart Number: PLEYDELL 1000/MARTIN 0900

Burial: 17 August 1753, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire16

 

More About Philip MARTIN:

A Chart Number: PLEYDELL 1000/MARTIN 0900

Occupation: 1753 Gent.

       

Child of Sparrow PLAYDELL and Philip MARTIN is:

                 i.    son7 MARTIN16, b. Abt. 174017; d. Unknown.

 

 

11.  Ann6 SPARROW (William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 1706 in Possible daughter, and died October 1734 in Hilton, Huntingdonshire.  She married Thomas WHEATLEY or WHEATON 13 May 1726 in St Mary Magdelene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire.  He was born Abt. 1700, and died September 1754 in Hilton, Huntingdonshire.

 

Notes for Ann SPARROW:

In the Will of Richard SPARROW, who we assume was the grandfather of Ann, property was left to Ann, the wife of Thomas WHEATON.  It consisted of a cottage, pasture grounds and orchard "together with all singular Common and appurtenances".

 

More About Ann SPARROW:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1000/WHEATON 0900

Burial: 27 October 1734, St Mary Magdelene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire as WHEATLEY

 

Notes for Thomas WHEATLEY or WHEATON:

THOMAS WHEATON c1700 - 1754

  There was obviously confusion about the surname of our Thomas.  In the early eighteenth century WHEATON was not a name used in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire, but there were many WHEATLEYs.  In legal documents, such as the Marriage Licence, and the Wills of Richard SPARROW and Thomas himself, his name appears as WHEATON.  It is also WHEATON in the marriage register for his daughter and in the burial register at the time of the death of Thomas and his second wife.  However, in the baptism register, the 1726 and 1746 marriages and the 1734 burial registers of the Hilton parish his name is written as WHEATLEY.  Thomas signed his marriage licence with a cross, so could not read or write.  We assume that the parish clerk, unfamiliar with the name WHEATON had written WHEATLEY in the registers, and Thomas, unable to read, did not correct the mistake.

 

 Thomas first appears in Huntingdonshire when his daughter Anne WHEATLEY was baptised in the church of St Mary Magdalene, in Hilton, on the 10th April 1726. 

 

It would seem likely that his father was not with Thomas in Huntingdonshire, because a few weeks later, on the 12th May 1726, it was not his father, but Bardolph CATER who is shown as standing surety for Thomas WHEATON on a marriage licence. 

 

The only clues about a connection between Thomas WHEATON and Bardolph CATER come from the latter's Will, dated the 30th May 1781.  He left his property to his niece, Eleanor GRAVES, whose husband William was a Butcher in 1762 the same year that Eleanor had married in Houghton, Huntingdonshire where her father lived at the time of his death.  William WHEATON, the son of Thomas WHEATON, was a Butcher and he was in Houghton in 1767.  Was Bardolph CATER a family friend, and were he and his family in some way still responsible for the family of Thomas at this time?  It seems unlikely that we shall ever know!

 

On the day following the date on the licence, and a month after the baptism of his daughter, Thomas WHEATLEY married Ann(e) SPARROW in Hilton.  We learn later that Thomas was a shepherd and we understand that good shepherds were much respected members of the community, although probably not in this case as Ann(e) SPARROW belonged to one of the wealthiest families in Hilton and the circumstances surrounding the birth of her daughter and her marriage might not have encouraged the people of Hilton to be too enthusiastic about the newcomer, Thomas WHEATON.

 

The job of a shepherd involved much more than just watching the sheep eat the grass.  Before the lambs were born there was work to do in erecting the sheepfold of hurdles to protect the ewes and where the shepherd could keep an eye on the newly born lambs.  To ensure the animals had enough to eat sheepfolds were erected in fields and moved around to obtain the greatest benefit.  The sheepfold was also used for selecting the animals which were to be driven to market or to the annual sheep fair.  These were usually great social events, with sideshows, races, tugs of war, and lots of ale to drink.  They were also places to meet old friends.  However the prime purpose of the fair was for the sale of the animals which the shepherd had cared for during the year, undertaking such activities as shearing, branding, tail docking, treating them when they were attacked by disease, introducing new animals for rearing, as well as searching for those which were lost.  The shepherd would usually be accompanied by his dog and carry a crook, but other equipment included lanterns, bells, shears, branding equipment, saw for trimming overgrown horns, salve box for ointment, drenching horns for medicine, brazier and docking irons.  I wonder if Thomas wore a smock?  These were usually made from five rectangular pieces of hemp or flax which had been spun at home.  They were made large to allow for freedom of movement and the garment was reversible.  On the chest and cuffs and where the sleeves join the shoulders, there would have been gathering with a smocking stitch which varied from smock to smock, and county to county.

 

On the 20th August 1729 Richard SPARROW was buried in Hilton and in his will he left property to "Ann WHEATON, wife of Thomas WHEATON shepherd".  Was Richard Ann(e)'s grandfather?  If not, why was the property left to her?  Most of Richard's property was left to his natural son William SPARROW and the change in ownership is noted in the Court Rolls, although there is no reference to Ann(e) WHEATON acquiring the ownership of the property mentioned in the Will.  So, in 1729 was Thomas WHEATON living with his wife Ann(e) in Hilton, in the  "cottage with adjoining close, pasture ground and orchard" left to Ann(e) by Richard SPARROW?  Or had the executor of the Will, William SPARROW, the natural son, not carried out his father's wishes?

 

In the following year Thomas and Ann(e) baptised a second daughter, Elizabeth WHEATLEY.  A son, William, was then born within the next two years, and was buried in Hilton on the 22nd August 1732.  This was followed a few months later, on the 3rd December 1732 by the baptism of another son, again called William WHEATLEY.

 

Ann(e) did not survive the birth of this son for very long and was buried at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Hilton on the 27th October 1734 leaving Thomas with two young daughters and a baby, Anne aged eight, Elizabeth aged four and William aged two.  Who helped Thomas look after his young family?  We have not found a family for either Thomas or Ann(e).  There does not appear to be any references to this family in the Parish Records showing that they were in need of assistance, so perhaps there were aunts or neighbours who were able to help.  Within a few years it is probable that his daughter, Anne, was able to take on some of the household duties.

 

Twelve years after the death of his first wife Thomas WHEATLEY married again, to Elizabeth HAROP, on the 28th April 1746 in Hilton parish church.  At this time, daughter Anne was twenty years old, surely old enough to run the household.  I wonder if she was pleased to have another woman in the home?  Anne did not marry for another four years and is shown as Anne WHEATON in the parish register for her marriage to Richard BRACE in Hilton on the 28th October 1750. 

 

There is no indication that Elizabeth (who was still single in 1754) or her brother, William, remained at home with their father Thomas and his wife, but all three of Thomas's children were mentioned in his Will which was dated 3rd April 1754.  In it he left one guinea to Anne BRACE, five pounds to Elizabeth WHEATON and the rest of his goods, chattels and personal estate to his son, William.  There was also a bequest of fifteen shillings a year to his wife, Elizabeth, but Thomas was buried on the 3rd September of that year, to be followed two days later by his wife.

 

In his Will there is no mention of the property which was left by Richard SPARROW to Ann(e) SPARROW.  William WHEATON, Thomas's son, did not remain in Hilton parish long after the death of his father.  He may have been in Grantham in Lincolnshire in 1758, before moving to Woodhurst where he was married in 1761.  So if the property did come to Ann(e) SPARROW, what had happened for the family to have lost it probably by 1754?  Or if Thomas had made it over to William during his life time, what did William do to lose it before he left Hilton to begin his married life in the parish of Woodhurst? 

 

 

WILL OF THOMAS WHEATON

Wheaton Thos of Hilton

In the Name of God Amen the third day of April One thousand seven hundred and fifty four I Thomas Wheaton of Hilton in the County of Huntingdon Shepherd being very sick and weak in body but Thanks be to God of a perfect Mind and Memory Do make and Ordain this is my last Will and Testament, that is to say, Principally and first of all I Give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it hoping for Salvation through the Merits of Jesus Christ And as for my Body I desire may be buried in a Christian like and decent Manner at the Discretion of my Executor herein after named And as touching such Personal Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this Life I Give Devise and Dispose of the same in manner and form following ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Impris  I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Brace one Guinea to be paid by my executor One Year after my Decease Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Wheaton the  sum of five Pound of good and lawful Money of Great Britain One Year after my Decease and to be paid by my Executor.  Item I give and Bequeath to my Wife Elizabeth Wheaton the sum of fifteen shillings a Year during the term of her natural Life and to be paid by my Executor Item All the Rest of my Goods Chattel and Personal Estate whatsoever I give and Bequeath unto my son William Wheaton whom I do also hereby constitute and appoint and Ordain my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament.  In Witness hereof I have set my hand and seal the Day and Year above written 

 

Thomas Wheaton his mark

 

Signed Sealed and declared by the said Thomas Wheaton to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of Us,

Oliver Papworth

William Hart his Mark,

Mary Holson her Mark

 

This Will was proved the 5th day of October 1754 Before

the Revd John Pennington Cl Surrogate Vcr By the Oath

of William Wheaton the Executor To whom was committed Admon~~~

 

 

In an attempt to discover the birth place of Thomas his Marriage Allegation and Bond was studied further.  It was found that a Bardolph CATER stood surety for him for the licence. Through the Latter Day Saints' Web page it was found that the family of Bardolph CATER was being researched by Dr Jon MARTIN.  Contact has been made with him, and two others also interested in this family, but the information we received did not provide us with any clues.

 

However, Bardolph CATER died in 1781. His Will was dated the 30th May 1781.  He was a Whitesmith.  He left his property to his niece, Eleanor GRAVES, who had married William GRAVES, a Butcher of Huntingdon in 1762.   Eleanor was the daughter of Bardolph's brother, James, and had married in Houghton, Huntingdonshire in 1762 where her father lived at the time of his death.  Property was also left to friends Thomas PATTISON, Richard BALE, Henry WATSON, Philip OLIVER, Baker of Huntingdon, Mary SAMMS, Housekeeper, and his brother, John CATER.

 

James CATER of Houghton with Witton, Blacksmith, left his property to his wife Ann.  Ann, of All Saints, Huntingdon then left the property to her four granddaughters, Ann, Ellen, Susanna and Sarah, the daughters of her son-in-law, William GRAVES.

 

William WHEATON, the son of Thomas was in Houghton in 1767.  His mother was left property in Hilton, and William inherited all his father's assets, but he left Hilton, was married in Woodhurst in 1761, had a child there in 1762 and then appears in Houghton in 1767.  Was Bardolph CATER a family friend, and were he and his family still looking after the family of Thomas at this time?

 

More questions, as ever!

 

On the 1st January 2014 we added Angel as a child of this family, our reasoning for doing this is as follows:

The DNA of Dennis WHEATON (WHEATON 0200), a descendant of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW matches the DNA of a descendant of Angel’s (WHEATON 0337)....so they must have a common ancestor

.......The earliest information we have for Angel is the baptism of his son (another Angel) in 1764.

.......I therefore made Angel senior’s birth about 1739 but that is purely an approximation, he could have been born earlier.

.......There is no other information (marriage or deaths) for Angel senior and his wife Elizabeth

.......This is the reason that I think it probable that Angel was the same man as William born 1732, son of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW (WHEATON 0900) (See Angel WHEATON for full investigation notes)

.......We have a marriage for this William, and deaths for both him and his wife Elizabeth (WHEATON 0800)

.......However, without evidence I don’t think they can be merged

.......But given the dates and location and the fact that there are no other WHEATON families in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire at this time....

.......I think that even if William and Angel are not the same man, Angel must be a son of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW

......Therefore, in my file, I have added Angel to the family of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW making him child number five.

 

More About Thomas WHEATLEY or WHEATON:

A Chart Number: SPARROW 1000/WHEATON 0900

Burial: 3 September 1754, St Mary Magdelene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire as WHEATON

Occupation: Shepherd

Will: 3 April 1754, In name of WHEATON See Notes

Will proved: 5 October 1754, Executor William WHEATON

       

Children of Ann SPARROW and Thomas WHEATON are:

                 i.    Anne WHEATLEY or7 WHEATON18, b. 1726; d. Unknown; m. Richard BRACE18, 28 October 1750, St Mary Magdelene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire as WHEATON18; b. Abt. 172119; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Anne WHEATLEY or WHEATON:

Left in Will of father "one guinea"

 

More About Anne WHEATLEY or WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0900

Baptism: 10 April 1726, St Mary Magdelene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire as WHEATLEY

 

More About Richard BRACE:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0900

 

                 ii.    Elizabeth WHEATLEY or WHEATON, b. 1730, Hilton, Huntingdonshire; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Elizabeth WHEATLEY or WHEATON:

Left in Will of father "five pounds"

 

More About Elizabeth WHEATLEY or WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0900

Baptism: 26 March 1730, St Mary Magdelene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire as WHEATLEY

 

                iii.    William WHEATLEY, b. 1731, Hilton, Huntingdonshire; d. August 1732, Hilton, Huntingdonshire.

 

More About William WHEATLEY:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0900

Burial: 17 August 1732, St Mary Magdelene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire as WHEATLEY

 

12.          iv.    William WHEATLEY or WHEATON, b. 1732, Hilton, Huntingdonshire; d. May 1780, Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 48.

13.           v.    Angel WHEATON, b. Abt. 1739, See Notes; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

12.  William WHEATLEY or7 WHEATON (Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1)20 was born 1732 in Hilton, Huntingdonshire, and died May 1780 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 48.  He married (1) Mary MACKNESS21,22,23 5 December 1758 in All Saints, Pidley-cum-Fenton, Huntingdonshire24.  She was born Bef. October 1735 in Pidley, Huntingdonshire25,26,27, and died February 176128.  He married (2) Elizabeth WHITTLESEY or WHITTLESE 24 June 1761 in St John the Baptist, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire as WHEATON29.  She was born Abt. 1741 in Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire, and died December 1802 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 62?.

 

Notes for William WHEATLEY or WHEATON:

Addresses

1758        Pidley-cum-Fenton, Huntingdonshire

 

1754  Will, Thomas WHEATON left property to his son William WHEATON

 

WILLIAM WHEATON 1732 - 1780

William WHEATON was baptised in Hilton, Huntingdonshire on the 3rd December 1732. He appears to be the fourth child born to Thomas WHEATON and his wife Ann(e) SPARROW.  He had two older sisters, Anne and Elizabeth and would have had a brother, except that he, also called William, was buried in the August before the younger William was born.  This other William would have been at least eight months old when he died, and Thomas and Ann obviously decided to give the same name to the baby born within months of the death of their first son.  Perhaps the name was that of Thomas's father; it could also have been the name of Ann(e)'s parent if she was the daughter of Richard SPARROW's natural son, William.

 

Before William was two years old his mother had died and as his father did not re-marry for another twelve years William must have been cared for by members of his mother's or father's family, or perhaps neighbours, before his sister Anne was old enough to assume the responsibility.  Then, eight years after his father's remarriage in 1746, and when William was twenty two years old, both his father and his step-mother died and were buried on the 3rd and 5th of September 1754 respectively.

 

William's childhood, therefore, seems to have been rather unsettled but things should have improved after the death of his father who made him executor of his Will and after small bequests for Anne and Elizabeth left all his goods to William.  There ought to have been a cottage so William should have been able to continue to live in Hilton, but he does not appear to have stayed there and he is not traced until he married in Woodhurst in 1761.

 

We do have some puzzling information at this point, besides wondering what happened to the cottage?  And why did William leave Hilton?  And where did he go?  And how did he earn a living?

 

There was a William WEATON living in Woodhurst at this time.  He married a Mary MACKNESS and baptised two sons, John and Thomas on the 5th February 1761.  On the same date William buried his wife Mary, and his son John was buried on the 17th May 1761.  We had thought that this was a first marriage for "our" William, but the banns for the marriage of William WHEATON and Elizabeth WHITTLESEY were published on the 7th, 14th and 21st January 1761, before the death of Mary MACKNESS and at his marriage William is not shown as a widower.  (We have since found out that the banns were called in June 1761, after the death - just - of Mary.   Given that there are no WHEATON marriages in the counties of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire before this time it would suggest that this other William is connected to our Thomas.  And what happened to Thomas the son of William and Mary MACKNESS?  No details of a burial have been found, but there does not appear to be any descendants either.)

 

As we were having difficulty in finding the birth of our Thomas we started looking at the records of other counties and in the archives of Lincoln record office was found a baptism in Grantham on the 9th January 1758 for a Willm WHEATON, son of Willm and Eliz. WHEATON. No other WHEATON references could be found for this period.  Originally it was thought that this could be a first child for William and Elizabeth WHITTLESEY, but she would have only been fourteen or fifteen years old.  This matter was raised with the Lincolnshire Record Office Archivist, with this response:

 

"If the child baptised at Grantham in 1758 is part of the family of William WHEATON who married Elizabeth WHITTLESEY in 1761, who can say if it is the same Elizabeth?  There is no reason why he could not have been married to a lady of the same name, buried her, and married again in 1761.  If his first wife died away from Woodhurst, and the locals never knew of a first marriage (especially if the child also died) he could be called "bachelor" on the marriage to Elizabeth WHITTLSEY.

 

Another possibility is that Elizabeth WHITTLESEY was the mother of the child baptised at Grantham, but the couple did not mention that they were not married - or maybe the question never arose!  The legal age for marriage was 12 for girls and 14 for boys, so Elizabeth could be the child's mother.  Baptism does not always take place soon after birth.  In some families several months or even years might elapse, so we cannot be certain that Elizabeth WHITTLESEY (if mother of the Grantham child) was only 14 in 1761.

 

I cannot prove that the Grantham couple is the same as your Woodhurst couple.  Equally I cannot be certain that the William in both places is the same man with two wives of the same name.  I can say that only the one event is recorded in the Grantham registers, and it was a very busy town with a degree of transient population due to its location on the Great North Road.  The Grantham William could have died before the appearance of the 1762 William or, can we really be certain that the 1762 baptism is for a baby rather than a toddler? (my note:  Given the marriage date I think he was a baby) We could be working with more "ifs" and "buts"."

 

As always, more questions every time you find one answer!  Obviously more research is required!

 

Whatever the outcome of the above, William WHEATON married Elizabeth WHITTLESEY with consent of parents as she was only about eighteen years old.  The ceremony took place at the church of St John the Baptist in Woodhurst on the 24th June 1761 and the witnesses were William MORVILL and William TOBIAS.

 

Within the year William and Elizabeth had baptised a son, another William.  We have no clues as to the occupation of William senior, although all four of his sons become butchers.  Was that William's occupation too?  Whatever he did to earn his living he was obviously not being successful in Woodhurst, for we next find him and his wife, baptising their second son, John, on the 25th May 1767 in Houghton in Huntingdonshire.  Again, there are questions!  There is a gap of five years between the two boys, William and John.  Did William senior and Elizabeth have no children during that time?  Or shall we eventually find them in some other county? (My theory is that William was known as Angel, and he and Elizabeth had a son, another Angel in 1764 in Wyton, Huntingdonshire.  This Angel was the ancestor of a WHEATON family who emigrated in the 1820s to America)

 

By 1769 the WHEATON family had moved to Somersham where William remained for the rest of his life. In fact the WHEATON family stayed in this parish for the next hundred years.  William and Elizabeth's next child, Robert, died probably within days of his birth in 1769 but there followed two daughters and two sons who eventually lived to adulthood.  Unfortunately, William did not live to see his children grow up and marry.  He died at the age of 48 years and was buried on the 18th May 1780 at St John the Baptist in Somersham.  His eighth child, and third daughter, Mary, had been baptised on the 7th February, three months before her father's death, and she was buried on the 30th September, four months afterwards, as the "daughter of Elizabeth".

 

So a similar situation had arisen in this generation as had occurred in the previous one, only this time it was the wife, Elizabeth, who was left with a young family, William (18), John (13), Elizabeth (10), Robert (8). Ann (6) and Philip (3).  Again, there are no references in the parish records which show that Elizabeth was asking for help from the parish.  Her father made a Will in 1765 in which he left £5 to Elizabeth's son William, so perhaps her family were able to help her look after the younger children.  Her son William at eighteen, and maybe John at thirteen, could already have been earning.  William certainly established himself in Somersham as a butcher, whilst eventually the other sons, John, Robert and Philip became butchers in Colne, Bluntisham and Chatteris respectively.

 

Elizabeth continued to live in the village where she died aged 62, twenty two years after her husband, and was buried on the 7th December 1802 at the church of St John the Baptist in Somersham, Huntingdonshire.

 

More About William WHEATLEY or WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0900/MACKNESS 0900/WHITTLESEY (and variants) 0900/WHEATON 0800

Baptism: 3 December 1732, St Mary Magdelene, Hilton, Huntingdonshire as WHEATLEY

Burial: 18 May 1780, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire as WHEATON

Residences: See notes

 

Notes for Mary MACKNESS:

Addresses

1758        Pidley-cum-Fenton, Huntingdonshire

 

More About Mary MACKNESS:

A Chart Number: MACKNESS 0900/WHEATON 0900/WHEATON 0800

Baptism: Bet. 12 - 19 October 1735, Pidley-cum-Fenton, Huntingdonshire30

Burial: 5 February 1761, St John the Baptist, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire31

Residences: See notes

 

More About Elizabeth WHITTLESEY or WHITTLESE:

A Chart Number: WHITTLESEY (and variants) 0900/WHEATON 0900/WHEATON 0800

Baptism: 18 December 1743, St John the Baptist, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 7 December 1802, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

 

Marriage Notes for William WHEATON and Elizabeth WHITTLESE:

Married "with consent of parents"

       

Children of William WHEATON and Mary MACKNESS are:

                 i.    John8 WHEATON32, b. Abt. 1761, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire33; d. May 1761, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire34.

 

More About John WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800

Baptism: 5 February 1761, St John the Baptist, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire35

Burial: 17 May 1761, St John the Baptists, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire36

 

                 ii.    Thomas WHEATON37, b. Abt. 1761, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire37; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Thomas WHEATON:

We have not found any further details for Thomas.  His mother died before he was baptised, his father remarried five months later, and his new bride was 18 years old so probably was not eager to look after someone else's child.  Was Thomas brought up by his own mother's family?  If so, perhaps he used their name of MACKNESS.

 

More About Thomas WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800

Baptism: 5 February 1761, St John the Baptist, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire37

 

       

Children of William WHEATON and Elizabeth WHITTLESE are:

14.           iii.    William8 WHEATON, b. 1762, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire; d. June 1836, Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 77.

15.          iv.    John WHEATON, b. 1767, Houghton, Huntingdonshire; d. December 1799, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire Age 31.

                v.    Robert WHEATON, b. Abt. 1769, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. January 1769, Somersham, Huntingdonshire.

 

More About Robert WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800

Baptism: 28 January 1769, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 31 January 1769, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

 

               vi.    Elizabeth WHEATON, b. Abt. 1770, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. 1841 - 1851, Possible death (5 Elizabeth PAPWORTH's Cambridgeshire deaths); m. Robert PAPWORTH, 21 February 1792, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; b. Abt. 1765, Broughton, Cambridgeshire38; d. Bet. July - September 1837, St Ives District, Huntingdonshire (possible death)39.

 

Notes for Elizabeth WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Cotes Lane, Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire

                Servant to John MIDDLETON (?) (25) Farmer born Cambridgeshire

1851        Not found

 

More About Elizabeth WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800

Baptism: 23 February 1770, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: 1841 Servant

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Robert PAPWORTH:

Addresses

1841        Not found

 

More About Robert PAPWORTH:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800

Residences: See Notes

 

16.          vii.    Robert WHEATON, b. Abt. 1772, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. 11 July 1850, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire Age 78?.

              viii.    Ann WHEATON, b. Abt. 1774, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. Unknown; m. Henry DONCASTER, 24 June 1804, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; b. Abt. 176940; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Ann WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Not found

 

More About Ann WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800

Baptism: 3 April 1774, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Henry DONCASTER:

Addresses

1841        Not found

 

More About Henry DONCASTER:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800

Residences: See Notes

 

17.          ix.    Philip WHEATON, b. Abt. 1777, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. 17 April 1853, Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 82 in PR and on Certificate.

                x.    Mary WHEATON, b. Abt. 1780, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. September 1780, Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age An infant.

 

Notes for Mary WHEATON:

Mary was baptised on the 7th February 1780.  Her father was buried on the 18th May 1780 and Mary was buried on the 30th September 1780 as "daughter of Elizabeth"

 

More About Mary WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800

Baptism: 7 February 1780, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 30 September 1780, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire as daughter of Elizabeth

 

 

13.  Angel7 WHEATON (Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 1739 in See Notes, and died Unknown.  He married Elizabeth UNKNOWN wife of Angel WHEATON Unknown.  She was born Abt. 1744, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Angel WHEATON:

1 January 2014

The following are notes added to my brother's web site summarising the situation about the identification of a family for Angel.  A more detailed explanation is below dated Marcn 2002 :-

On the 1st January 2014 we connected Angel as a child of the  family on WHEATON Chart 0900, our reasoning for doing this is as follows:

My sister writes (the wife of Dennis WHEATON on WHEATON Chart 0200)

.......The DNA of Dennis WHEATON (WHEATON 0200), a descendant of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW matches the DNA of a descendant of Angel’s (WHEATON 0337)....so they must have a common ancestor

.......The earliest information we have for Angel is the baptism of his son (another Angel) in 1764.

.......I therefore made Angel senior’s birth about 1739 but that is purely an approximation, he could have been born earlier.

.......There is no other information (marriage or deaths) for Angel senior and his wife Elizabeth

.......This is the reason that I think it probable that Angel was the same man as William born 1732, son of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW (WHEATON 0900)

.......We have a marriage for this William, and deaths for both him and his wife Elizabeth (WHEATON 0800) (See below for full explanation)

.......However, without evidence I don’t think they can be merged

.......But given the dates and location and the fact that there are no other WHEATON families in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire at this time....

.......I think that even if William and Angel are not the same man, Angel must be a son of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW

......Therefore, in my file, I have added Angel to the family of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW making him child number five.

 

9 November 2013

Below is the question "Where does Angel fit in?

This morning I received the information that the DNA of Howell WHEATON, a descendant of Angel WHEATON, matched the DNA of my husband, Dennis WHEATON, a descendant of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW.  We have no record of the birth of Angel WHEATON but he must be a son of Thomas, the about 1739 birth date shown is just an approximation.  So, was he the same man as the William born in 1732?  We shall probably never know but for the time being Angel has been added as another child of Thomas. (Ann had died in 1734)

 

The DNA of a descendant of the other WHEATON who went from Cambridgeshire to the USA in the 1830s also matches Den's, so descendants of that John are also related to Den, and now to the descendants of Angel.

 

March 2002

SO WHERE DOES ANGEL FIT IN TO THE HUNTINGDONSHIRE/CAMBRIDGESHIRE WHEATON FAMILY?

 

Obviously I have thought about this ever since first Aaron, then later Steve and Carol, Jim and Brent contacted me as descendants of Angel WHEATON from Cambridgeshire.

 

I have been researching WHEATONs in the Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire areas since 1983, and I have a cousin, found through family history research, who is a professional researcher based mainly in the Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire Record Offices.  She sends me all the WHEATON references she finds and so I have accumulated a considerable amount of information.  My earliest WHEATON record is that of the marriage between Den's Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW in Hilton, Huntingdonshire in 1726.  After that time all the WHEATONs in the two counties are descendants of Thomas, except two families, both of which went to America, that of John WHEATON and Sarah CLARKE, and that of Angel WHEATON and Elizabeth. (11/2/2010 - we have now been able to prove that the John WHEATON is part of Den's family)

 

It is probably possible to fit John into my WHEATON family, but we have been unable to find the baptism (estimated to be about 1739). marriage (before 1764) or burial for the earliest Angel, nor can we find the burial for his wife Elizabeth.  With so much WHEATON information available, why are these details still missing? I have long considered this problem and have arrived at the following idea.  There is no way this can be proved, but I thought I would share it with you.

 

My Thomas and his wife Ann SPARROW had four children, Ann, Elizabeth, William, who died as a baby, and a second William baptised in 1732.  The mother died when William was two years old and his sisters were eight and six years of age.  Father Thomas was a shepherd.  How was he able to continue this occupation with such small children?  It is more than likely that either a relative, or a friend looked after them because, as yet, we have not found anything in parish records which suggests they were looked after through the means of the parish.

 

Thomas died in 1754.  Thomas's son, William, baptised 1732, was married in 1761 in Woodhurst to Elizabeth WHITTLESEY, (whose mother was Catherine ANGEL),  and their first child (another William) was baptised in the same parish in 1762.  The next record we have for William and Elizabeth is in 1767 in Houghton where they baptised another son, John.  So, there is a gap of five years between the baptisms of William (1762) and John (1767).  After the baptism of John in Houghton William and Elizabeth then moved to Somersham where their next son was baptised in 1769.  William and Elizabeth were buried in Somersham in 1780 and 1802 respectively, but various WHEATON families, all descendants of Thomas and Ann SPARROW, lived in that village for the next one hundred and fifty years.

 

Turning to Angel and Elizabeth, the earliest record we have for them is the baptism of their son Angel in 1764 in the parish of Witton.  This is the next parish to Houghton (where William and Elizabeth baptised son John in 1767), so close that in many records they are shown as "Houghton and Witton (or Wytton)".  The Angel WHEATON baptised in 1764 married Mary LEAKE in Somersham in 1787, at a time when several of William and Elizabeth's children were also marrying in the Somersham parish church.

 

Several questions arise, one of which has already been stated, why no deaths for the earliest Angel and Elizabeth when burials for all the other WHEATONs have been found?  The only Elizabeth burial at about the right time was that of Elizabeth WHEATON (née WHITTLESEY), wife of the William born 1732, son of Thomas.  Given that Angel and Elizabeth's son had married in Somersham, and then lived in Chatteris, why was there no second Elizabeth WHEATON burial in either parish?  By quite a long route, I then wondered if perhaps there was only one Elizabeth, that the first Angel was given his name as a nickname and thus, I arrived at the idea that maybe Angel was the same person as William, baptised in 1732, son of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW.

 

So this is my story.......

 

When Thomas's wife died in 1734 a friend in Woodhurst possibly looked after all of Thomas's children, or maybe just the baby, William.  They were Robert WHITTLESEY and his wife Catherine (née ANGEL). (In his Will Robert WHITTLESEY left money to William's son but to none of the descendants of Thomas's other children).  It could be that it was at this time the baby came to be called "Angel", either perhaps because of his adoptive mother's maiden name, or because he looked like one!  He grew up with the WHITTLESEYs and married Elizabeth, one of the daughters of the family, in Woodhurst where her family lived and where they ensured that his correct name, William, was used in the parish register, as they did when his son, another William, was baptised in 1762.  Then William and Elizabeth moved away from Woodhurst, and when they baptised their second son, Angel, in 1764 in Witton, there were no grandparents or guardians there to remind William/Angel to use his baptismal name, so his name as father of the baby was entered as Angel.  When the next child was baptised in 1767 William/Angel remembered to give his correct name, as he did for the rest of his life.  This would also have been a sensible thing to do as otherwise there would have been two Angels in the family!

 

How does this fit in with the information we have acquired?

 

Angel and Elizabeth baptised their son Angel in Witton in 1764 and it is from this information that the date of birth of the father Angel was estimated as 1739.  William was baptised in 1732, but as the 1764 baptism for his son Angel would, if William and Angel were the same man, have been that of a second child, it is quite possible for Angel to have been born before 1739 so that Angel and William could have been the same person.

 

We need to look for a marriage before 1764, but there is no Angel WHEATON/Elizabeth marriage at any time.  Could the William WHEATON/Elizabeth WHITTLESEY marriage in 1761 be the one for which we are looking?

 

There is a gap in William WHEATON and Elizabeth (née WHITTLESEY)'s family between the baptisms of William in 1762 and John in 1767 into which the 1764 baptism of Angel WHEATON, son of Angel and Elizabeth, would fit.

 

William and Elizabeth's family were living in Somersham from 1769.  They and their descendants were the only WHEATON family in that parish baptising children for the next one hundred and fifty years.  Angel (baptised 1764 in Witton) married Mary LEAKE in Somersham in 1787, so, given that WHEATON is such an uncommon name, it would be odd if Angel did not belong to the same family.

 

William, the father, baptised 1732 was buried in Somersham in 1780.  As we have not found a burial for Angel (the father), if Angel and William were the same man, this could be Angel's burial.  Similarly, the 1802 burial for Elizabeth WHEATON, if William and Angel are the same man, this could be for Elizabeth WHITTLESEY as well as Elizabeth the wife of Angel, the father.

 

Angel (baptised 1764) obviously moved to Chatteris after his marriage.  Of the sons of William and Elizabeth, William (baptised 1762) stayed in Somersham, John (baptised 1767) went to Earith and Colne, Robert (baptised 1772) went to Bluntisham, and Philip (baptised 1777) went to Chatteris.  This is the Philip about whom information was collected by individuals researching Angel's family as they thought there might be a connection.  If Angel was actually Philip's older brother this would of course explain the reason for such a belief.

 

Angel, the son born 1764, called his first son Thomas, possibly after his grandfather WHEATON?  He called his second son William, which could be after his father if William and Angel are the same man,  He then called his daughters Elizabeth, after his mother, and Mary, after his wife, and then his youngest son was called Robert.  This could have been after Robert WHITTLESEY who may have acted as guardian to William/Angel whilst he was still a child and would have been the Angel (baptised 1764)'s grandfather.

 

The younger Angel's son, William, and his sons, John and Thomas, went to America in the late 1820s; if William (born 1762) and this Angel are the same man, nephews John (with his son John), Daniel and sons of Daniel's sister Elizabeth also went to America (in the 1840s and 1850s) as did the the daughter of the Philip mentioned above whilst it is also probable that three of her brothers made the same journey as there are no later records for them in this country. 

 

If the foregoing was the case, then the Elizabeth WHEATON (daughter of Angel baptised 1764) who married William WHITTLESEY with Francis HIDE as witness, would have been the first cousin of the Elizabeth WHEATON (daughter of William baptised 1762), who married Francis HIDE.  It would also mean that Angel's descendant, William who went to Indiana in the 1820s, would bave been the first cousin of Daniel who went to Ohio in 1851.  And it could also be that the same William, who went to Indiana in the 1820s, was a cousin of the John WHEATON (married to Sarah CLARKE) who went to Ohio in the late 1840s!

But that is another story!

 

2/8/2009

BUT MORE RECENTLY.....

We have found that Carol PYENTA's WHEATON line is connected through a very winding path to the DRING family, the family of Mahala DRING, Dennis WHEATON's 3 x great grandmother!

 

LINK BETWEEN CAROL PYENTA and DENNIS WHEATON

 

Carol Ann SWIEKOS                               daughter of     Ruth Erline SWEIKOS née WHEATON

Ruth Erline WHEATON                            daughter of     Christian Lawrence WHEATON

Christian Lawrence WHEATON               son of             John Columbus WHEATON

John Columbus WHEATON                     son of             Thomas WHEATON

Thomas WHEATON                                 also         

                                                                father of          William Louis WHEATON

                                                                                        (brother of John Columbus WHEATON)

William Louis WHEATON                       married            Margaret Catherine JORDAN

Margaret Catherine JORDAN                  daughter of      William JORDAN

William JORDAN (m Ann ELDRIDGE)       son of              Ann ONYETT, (m John JORDAN)   

***Ann ONYETT                                      daughter of       William ONYETT

William ONYETT(m Ann ALLPRESS)      son of               William ONYETT

William ONYETT (m Ruth POULTER)     also

                                                                father of            Thomas ONYETT

                                                                                         (brother of William ONYETT, father of Ann)

Thomas ONYETT (m Ellen RABY)          father of            William ONYETT

William ONYETT (m Mary BARNARD)   father of            John ONYETT

John ONYETT m Elizabeth LONGLAND) father of          Thomas ONYETT

Thomas ONYETT (m Martha TAYLOR)   father of          Flora ONYETT

Flora ONYETT                                        married             Frederick HUGGINS

Frederick HUGGINS                               son of                David HUGGINS

David HUGGINS                                     married             Sarah Ann LONGLAND

Sarah Ann LONGLAND                           daughter of        Eleanor/Ellen DRING (m Thomas LONGLAND))

Eleanor/Ellen DRING                             daughter of        Thomas DRING

Thomas DRING (m Sarah GIFFORD)      father of             Mahala DRING (m Richard MARSHALL)

                                                                                          (sister to Eleanor/Ellen DRING)

Mahala DRING                                       mother of            Rebecca MARSHALL (m John HYDE)

Rebecca MARSHALL                              mother of            Emma HYDE (m Philip WHEATON)

Emma HYDE                                           married              Philip WHEATON

Philip WHEATON (m Emma HYDE)        father of             Ernest WHEATON

Ernest WHEATON

(m Beatrice JACKSON)                           father of              Eric William WHEATON

Eric William WHEATON

(m (1) Gladys May CROSS)                   father of               Dennis Ian WHEATON

Dennis Ian WHEATON

 

***

Ann ONYETT's brother, Thomas Lovell ONYETT married Elizabeth MACKERNESS

Elizabeth MACKERNESS's father was John MACKNESS

John MACKNESS was the brother of Mary MACKNESS

Mary MACKNESS was the first wife of the William WHEATON who later married Elizabeth WHITTLESEY…Den's 6 x great grandparents!!!!

               

Well, I said it was a winding path!

 

More About Angel WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0801

Occupation: 1764 Husbandman

 

More About Elizabeth UNKNOWN wife of Angel WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0801

       

Child of Angel WHEATON and Elizabeth WHEATON is:

18.            i.    Angel8 WHEATON, b. 1764; d. March 1803, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 34.

 

 

Generation No. 8

 

14.  William8 WHEATON (William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born 1762 in Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire41, and died June 1836 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 77.  He married (1) Rebecca CHURCH 19 October 1784 in St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire.  She was born 1760, and died December 1786 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 26.  He married (2) Ann GUNTON42 7 November 1787 in St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire.  She was born 1769 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire43, and died 1 March 1843 in 34 New Square, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 7444.

 

Notes for William WHEATON:

Information from Roland ASPINALL 6.9.1993 which probably applies to this William and his brother John WHEATON

"Claims for Rights of Common under the Inclosure Acts.  Somersham Heath

8 December 1796 No.76 William WHEATON.  I, William WHEATON, claim to be entitled to one commonable messuage in Somersham in my own occupation: Freehold.  Signed Wm WHEATON

8 December 1796 No.273 John WHEATON. I, John WHEATON, claim to be entitled to one commonable messuage in Colne. Signed Robert LEES for John WHEATON

16 February 1797 No.65 John WHEATON. I claim a right of common for a Messuage in Earith in occupation of John SEARLE. Copyhold, Somersham within the Soak. Signed John WHEATON

 

1821/1823

In 1821 a William WHEATON was charged on two occasions with Larceny.  We are not too sure which William WHEATON is involved.  The father would have been 59 years old and the son 32.  One of the charges refers to William as a "Yeoman" which could indicate the Father William who seemed to be a respected citizen, but he could have thought an injustice was being done and tried to right it.  Son William married in 1821 in Bluntisham, but then this could have been the incident which made him move from Somersham.  The man in the second charge was a Butcher, which could have applied to both and could indicate that two different Williams were involved in the two events, except that the wording of the outcome of the case indicated that the accused was the same man in both cases.

 

The first crime which one or other of them had committed was opening the Pound and rescuing a horse lawfully impounded by Edward GEESON.  On the second occasion William rescued two ewes and two lambs belonging to John LEEDS Yeoman.  John LEEDS had impounded the animals as a "distress for damage done by wrongful grazing".  Both charges were considered to be a "True Bill".

 

On the 16th October 1821 William WHEATON was prosecuted at the Huntingdon Michaelmas Quarter Session.  His crime was "a Pound Breach".  The prosecution was brought by the Trustees of the Somersham Road, the "Bill was found" and a "Bench Warrant" was to be sent.  In the margin were the words "pd for".

 

On the 15th January 1822 William WHEATON was again prosecuted for a similar offence.  He was found guilty, fined £5 and committed until the fine was paid.  When the money was paid an order was made for his discharge, and the second indictment abandoned.

 

At the Hurstingstone Petty Session for July and August 1827 a William WHEATON was found guilty of having defective weights and false and unequal balances.  He was fined £1.  The following is from the catalogue for this instance which indicates that William was not alone in being convicted, but his was the highest fine.

QUARTER SESSIONS BOXED PAPERS ref. HCP/1/11 date 1826-1827

1827 - Conviction: Gifford WHITE, Edward LUCAS, Joseph SQUARE (all of Bluntisham) (5/-), John CLIFTON (10/-), Samuel FREEMAN (5/-), John PAPWORTH, William PAPWORTH (10/-), William TAYLOR (7/6), John MANNING (5/-), William WHEATON £1.0.0), William IBBOT (5/-) (All of Somersham); Charlotte SMITH (7/6) Colne, William CUSTANCE (5/-) Earith, James MIDDLETON (5/-_. Thomas HARVEY (10/-), James CLACK (5/-), William HAWSON (7/6) All of Warboys; Richard SWAN, John TOWNSEND (5/-), Ramsey, William BABEE (5/-) Little Stukeley, John PAGE (5/-), Thomas MEADOWS (10/-) Wistow; Robert DRING (5/-) Broughton, William SETCHELL (10/-) Upwood.

 

 

Land Tax for Assessment for Hurstingstone Hundred 1804

Pidley-cum-Fenton

    Owner - Mr MANN                Occupier Wm WHEATON      7s. 4½d

 

Somersham

    Owners

           The Rev Thos JOHNSTONE                                £2.  8s   0d

           Mrs CHRISTY        Occupier Wm WHEATON      £5.14s.  0d

           Mrs RAILTON                                                       £4.12s.  0d

 

From A2A web site

Records of All Saints Parish Church, Broughton

FILE - Volume of material relating to Church land, the poor rate, and Somersham Manor - ref.  HP8/3/1 - date: 1647, 1800-1831

      [from Scope and Content] Copy Rector's lease to Wm. Wheaton of land on Somersham Heath, 1805 221 - 223

 

WILLIAM WHEATON 1762 - 1836

William was baptised on the 24th June 1762 in Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire.  By 1767 the family were in Houghton where John, a brother for William, was baptised. Two years later they had moved again to Somersham where a third boy, Robert was baptised.  The baby was buried within a few days of his baptism, but it appears that Williams' parents had decided that they were going to remain in the village of Somersham and not continue their wanderings.

 

After the death of baby Robert there were other brothers and sisters for William and John; Elizabeth in 1770, Robert in 1772, Ann in 1774 and Philip in 1777.  By 1780 William could have already been earning his living, and if not, the events of that year would surely have meant that he had to work.  His parents baptised another daughter, Mary on the 7th February 1780, but three months later the family were returning to the church for the funeral of their father who died aged 48 years.  Within another few months the new baby was also buried. 

 

Whether William, the father, was a butcher in Somersham we do not know, but that is the occupation which was followed by all four of his sons.  William, the son, stayed in Somersham, John went to Colne, Robert to Bluntisham, and Philip to Chatteris. 

 

Within four years of his father's death William married Rebecca CHURCH in Somersham on the 19th October 1784 with witnesses William WHITTLESEY and Mary MORLAND, but Rebecca died two years after the wedding.  Three years later William married again to Ann GUNTON on the 7th November 1787. This time the witnesses were Elizabeth GUNTON, Jane WHITE and the curate, John WILLIAMS. This would seem to be the start of a happier period for the WHEATON family as William's brothers and sisters married, and William and Ann's family grew.  Their first son (William) was baptised in December 1789 to be followed by four more sons, and five daughters, one of whom died at the age of one year, so of their ten children nine survived to become adults and to marry.

 

A seemingly healthy family could have been the result of having somewhere suitable to live for William appeared to own freehold property (So perhaps his father did leave him a cottage!) which suggests he was not one of the poor in the parish. (In 1807 he was one of thirty three freeholders).  In 1790 William was able to vote in the County Elections, and he appears on the list of voters for subsequent elections.  In 1790 he voted for John, Lord HINCHINBROOK, although in 1807 his votes went to the Rt Hon. Lord Viscount PROBY and William Henry FELLOWES, Esq., with FELLOWES and HINCHINBROOKE being elected.  He voted again in 1818 (for The Rt. Hon. Lord Frederick MONTAGUE and William FELLOWES), 1826 (RUSSELL) and 1830 (Lord Viscount STRATHAVON and John Bonfoy ROOPER). 

 

There are other references to the fact that he owned property.  In 1796 William was claiming for "Rights of Common under the Inclosure Acts" for land when Somersham Heath was enclosed.  There are also references in 1804 to a William WHEATON occupying property owned by The Reverend Thos JOHNSTONE, Mrs CHRISTY and Mrs RAILTON assessed at £2. 8s. 0d, £5. 14s. 0d and £4. 12s. 0d respectively, so besides his own freehold property he was in a position to rent from others.  There were also WHEATONs who were receiving rents on properties owned by them in Colne.  In 1812 in the Somersham Churchwardens and Overseers Rates Assessments there was the following entry:

William WHEATON   House                     @         £  2.   0s.  0d

Orchard (late Bright)                               @                 14s.  0d

Allotment on the Lawns                          @         £  3. 13s.  6d

New Inclosure of Mr Johnson                 @         £21.   6s.  0d

New Inclosure of late Mr Johnson          @         £15. 10s.  4d

                       

                                                                             £43.   3s.10d.

                                                                          To pay 10s 9½d.

So it would seem that William WHEATON had quite a substantial land holding, both freehold and rented.

 

William certainly appears to be a respected member of the village.  In 1803 there was public unrest about the threat of invasion by the French.  The villagers of Somersham held a meeting where the Somersham Company of the Huntingdonshire Voluntary Infantry was set up and William is shown as a volunteer from 1803 to 1805.  He obviously took an interest in the affairs of the parish and frequently attended the Vestry meetings. One was held on the 30th July 1820, first at the Church, and then at the Black Bull.  It was agreed that repairs should be carried out on the church roof at a total cost of £183.  The churchwardens signed the book, as did several parishioners, including William WHEATON.  He was again involved in the meeting held at the Rose and Crown on the 25th January 1830.  This was concerned with the vaccination of the children of the poor against smallpox.  The cost was 2/-d per head.  It was pointed out that if the vaccination resulted in the child having the disease the Church would have to forfeit the 2/-d!  William was also noted as being present on the 15th April 1830 when Edward CASTLE agreed to attend to the poor as surgeon and apothecary at a salary of £30 a year.  On the 21st October 1830, again at the Rose and Crown, he helped elect the village Constables, Fen and Field Reeves, a Pindar and a Crier. The topics discussed at these meetings certainly highlight the wide-ranging aspects of village life that had to be considered which also, on the 22nd November 1830, resulted in William WHEATON being chosen, amongst others, to work the Somersham Fire Engine.

 

William himself was mentioned on the 9th October 1829 as his ½ year's rent of £3 was due.  Similar notes were made in the Vestry minutes on the 19th March 1830 and the 8th October 1830.  On the 10th February 1832 he was assessed at £2. 10s. 0d for Highway Rates and had to pay 7d.  William was even attending meetings where members of his family were being discussed and being allowed payments from the parish.  Although nine of William and Ann's ten children grew up, there were sickness problems when they were older. There are many references to parish relief being paid to a Robert WHEATON for the care of his wife, but we believe this is a member of Carol PYENTA's family, not yet linked to our WHEATONs, although Robert did live just round the corner from our WHEATON family.  However, on the 11th December 1829 payments commenced for Thomas WHEATON, the second son of William and Ann which suggest that Thomas was unable to work for some time.  Philip. the youngest son in the family was also probably unwell at this time.  He was buried in 1832, aged 27 years, two weeks before his reputed daughter, Ann BECK, was baptised in the same church.

 

In the Quarter Sessions records events were entered which suggest that this family had other problems to face.  In 1821 a William WHEATON was charged on two occasions with Larceny.  We are not too sure which William WHEATON is involved.  The father would have been 59 years old, and the son 32.  One of the charges refers to William as a "Yeoman" which could indicate the father.  On the other hand this William seems to have been a respected citizen although it could be that he thought an injustice was being done which was why he took the action he did.  The son William married in 1821 in Bluntisham but then this could have been the incident which made him move from Somersham.  The man in the second charge was a Butcher, which could have applied to both men and could indicate that two different Williams were involved in the two events, except that the wording of the outcome of the case indicates that the accused was the same man in both cases.

 

The first crime which one or other of them had committed was opening the Pound and rescuing a horse lawfully impounded by Edward GEESON.  On the second occasion William WHEATON had rescued two ewes and two lambs belonging to John LEEDS, Yeoman.  Edward GEESON had impounded the animals as a "distress for damage done by wrongful grazing".  Both charges were considered to be a "True Bill".

 

On the 16th October 1821 William WHEATON was prosecuted at the Huntingdon Michaelmas Quarter Sessions.  His crime was a "Pound Breach".  The prosecution was brought be the Trustees of the Somersham Road, the "Bill was found" and a "Bench Warrant" was to be sent.  In the margin were the words "pd for".

 

On the 15th January 1822 William WHEATON was again prosecuted for a similar offence.  He was found guilty, fined £5 and committed until the fine was paid.  When the money was paid an order was made for his discharge, and the second indictment abandoned.

 

This was not the last conflict with the law in this particular branch of the WHEATON family.  A Return of Forfeiture was levied at the Hurstingstone Petty Sessions for July and August 1827 against William WHEATON of Somersham, which must have been the father.  His crime was to have defective weights and false and unequal balances.  As a result William WHEATON was fined £1. 0s. 0d.

 

William's mother died in 1803, he saw all but Ann of his children marry.  (Ann was to marry in 1841), but his wife out lived him. At his death in 1836 William's age was given as 77 years, which would have made him born in the year 1759.  So, was he perhaps the William baptised in Grantham in January 1758, son of William and Elizabeth?  And then baptised again in Woodhurst in 1762 after the marriage of his parents?  He was buried at the church of St John the Baptist in Somersham on the 9th June 1836.  We have not found a Will, so what happened to his freehold house and land?  His widow, Ann, did not inherit his property as in 1841 she lived with her daughter-in-law, Mary, (widow of Thomas who was buried four months after his father) and in 1843 she died at 34 New Square, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  As always, more unanswered questions!

 

WILLIAM WHEATON 1762 - 1836

 

Recently (2002) we became aware that there was an "Administration at length" for this William WHEATON, and on the 27th November 2001 we obtained a copy, a transcript of which is included here.

 

It would seem that before his death William had sold some land, which, it was alleged, was not his to sell.  The purchaser wanted to take the Executors and Administrators of William's estate to the High Court of Chancery, but the Executors had not had the Will proved.  The purpose of the following document seems to be to appoint another Administrator, which was necessary before the court case could proceed further. 

 

So, we now have to find out about the High Court of Chancery to ascertain the outcome of the case against William WHEATON.

 

December 1837

William by Divine Providence Archbishop of Canterbury Primate of all  England and Metropolitan   To our well beloved in Christ George Peters of Chancery Lane in the County of Middlesex Gentleman Greeting:  Whereas it hath been alleged before the Worshipful Jesse Addams Doctor of Law Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir Hubert Jenner Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of our Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted on the part and behalf of Samuel Hillyard of Somersham in the County of Huntingdon Yeoman That in the Month of May in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty three the said Samuel Hillyard filed his Bill of Complaint in Her Majesty's High Court of Chancery of Great Britain against Thomas Escolme Fisher and William Wheaton (now deceased) and against William Wright George Pearson and Rebecca Pearson thereby stating (amongst other things) that on the twenty sixth day of June One thousand eight hundred and twenty two William Pearson since deceased and the said William Wheaton pretending to have a good Title to the Lands and Premises hereinafter mentioned, to wit, the said William Wheaton as entitled to the Equity of Redemption of the said Land subject to a Mortgage thereof to the said William Pearson for a Term of One thousand years caused the same to be put up to sale by public auction according to certain particulars of Sale, to wit. "The following valuable Freehold Estate Lot 1.  All those 3a of arable Land a short distance from Somersham on the Road leading to St Ives Tythe free occupied by William Wheaton  The purchaser of this Lot to pay down immediately after the Sale into the hands of the Proprietors Attorney or Agent a deposit of £10 per cent in part of the purchase Money and sign an agreement for the payment of the remainder on the 11th day of October next paying one Guinea as his share of the Expence of such agreement That a good Title to the Lot purchased shall be made by the Vendor at his own Expence and the Lot be conveyed and assured and possession of the same be given to the purchaser on the said 11th day of October on payment of the remainder of the purchase Money such Conveyance and assurance being prepared by the Vendors Attorney such purchaser paying 4 Guineas and the Stamp Duties thereon - That as this and another Lot are held under the same Title the purchaser of this Lot shall have the Custody of the Title Deeds upon his entering into the usual Covenant for the production thereof to the purchaser of Lot 3." and further stating that the said Samuel Hillyard was declared the highest bidder for the said Premises and agreed to become the purchaser thereof for the sum of One hundred and seven pounds and thereupon the aforesaid agreement was signed by him and the said Thomas Escolme Fisher the attorney of the said William Pearson and William Wheaton and he then paid the sum of Ten Pounds and ten shillings in part of the purchase Money and one Guinea as his share of the Expence of the said Agreement and one Guinea to the Auctioneer and Three Pounds two shillings and five pence as the Amount of the Auction Duty on his said purchase That on the seventeenth day of July following the said Samuel Hillyard gave to the said William Pearson with the approbation of the said William Wheaton a promissory Note for payment of ninety six Pounds ten shillings the Balance of the said purchase Money and was then let into possession of the said Land and afterwards on the fourteenth of October following offered to pay the said residue of the said purchase Money on having the Title Deeds to the said Premises delivered up and a proper Conveyance thereof executed to him but was told by the said Thomas Escolme Fisher that the property held under the same Title remaining unsold was so situated that he could not have the said Deeds upon which he declined to pay the remainder of the said purchase Money and demanded an abstract of the Title of the said Premises which was afterwards delivered to his Solicitors and he was advised that the Title thereby shown was not good and further stating that the said Samuel Hillyard had always been ready and willing to perform the said agreement and had made frequent applications to the Vendors to make out a good Title to the said Premises and make and execute to him a proper conveyance thereof but without effect and therefore Praying Relief as in the said Bill is mentioned(?) And whereas it was further alleged that the said William Wheaton was late of Somersham in the County of Huntingdon and died on the fourth day of June One thousand eight hundred and thirty six having made his Will last Will and Testament in writing and thereof appointed the said Thomas Escolme Fisher one of the Parties to the aforementioned suit and William Mason Executors who have refused or neglected to take upon them or either of them the Probate and Execution thereof (the said Deceased having whilst living and at the time of his death Goods Chattels or Credits in divers Dioceses or Jurisdictions within the province of Canterbury sufficient to found the Jurisdiction of our said Prerogative Court of Canterbury) That divers Proceedings have been had in the said suit in the said High Court of Chancery but that no further proceedings can be had therein with effect on behalf of the said Samuel Hillyard until there is a legal Representative of the said William Wheaton deceased before the said Court.  That the said William Mason hath been duly cited with the usual Intimation to accept or refuse the Probate and Execution of the said Will and that on the first Session of Michaelmas Term to wit, Saturday the fourth day of November last our(?) Master Keeper or Commissary aforesaid in pain of the said William Mason so cited and intimated and thrice called and not appearing at the Petition of the Proctor of the said Samuel Hillyard and on Motion of the Advocate Decreed Letters of Administration of the Good Chattels and Credits of the said William Wheaton deceased limited to the purpose only to attend supply substantiate and confirm the Proceedings already  had or that shall or may hereafter be had in the aforesaid Cause or Suit in the said High Court of Chancery or in any other Cause or Suit which may be commenced in the said Court or in any other Court between the aforementioned Parties or any other Parties touching and concerning the Matters at issue in the said Cause or Suit and until a final Decree shall be had and made therein and the said Decree carried into execution and the execution thereof fully completed but not further or otherwise to be granted and committed to the said George Peters as a Person for that purpose named by and on the part and behalf of the said Samuel Hillyard on giving the  usual(?) Security (Justice so requiring)  We do therefore by these Presents grant full power and authority to you the said George Peters in whose fidelity we confide to Administer and faithfully dispose of the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said William Wheaton deceased limited to the purpose only to attend supply substantiate and confirm the Proceedings already had or that shall or may hereafter be had in the aforesaid Cause or Suit in the said High Court of Chancery or in any other Cause or Suit which may be commenced in the said Court or in any other Court between the aforementioned Parties or any other Parties touching and concerning the Matters at issue in the said Cause or Suit and until a final Decree shall be had and made therein and the said Decree carried into execution and the Execution thereof fully completed but no further or otherwise you having been already sworn will and faithfully to administer the same and to make a true and perfect Inventory of the said limited?) Goods Chattels and Credits and to exhibit the same unto the Registry of our said Prerogative Court of Canterbury together with a true and just account of and concerning your Administration thereof when you shall be thereunto lawfully required and we do by these Presents ordain refute and constitute you the said George Peters Administrator of the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said William Wheaton deceased limited to the purpose only to attend supply substantiate and confirm the Proceedings already had or that shall or may hereafter be had in the aforesaid Cause or Suit in the said High Court of Chancery or in any other Cause or Suit which may be commenced  in the said Court or in any other Court between the aforementioned Parties or any other Parties touching and concerning the Matters at issue in the said Cause or Suit and until final Decree shall be had and made therein and the said Decree carried into execution and the Execution thereof fully completed but no further or otherwise - Given at London the seventh day of December in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty seven and in the tenth Year of our Translation ./-

 

We have long believed that William was comparatively wealthy, and we felt sure that he would have left property because he was able to vote. If the Administrator of his estate was involved in Court of Chancery proceedings, perhaps that was the cause of the disappearance of his family's inheritance.

 

More About William WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800/GUNTON 0800/WHEATON 0700

Administration: "At length".  Executors did not have the Will Proved.  Before his death William was accused of selling land which did not belong to him.  This Administration was obtained so that the case in the Courts of Chancery could proceed45

Baptism: 24 June 1762, St John the Baptist, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire46

Burial: 9 June 1836, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: 1830 Butcher (Pigots Directory)

 

More About Rebecca CHURCH:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800/WHEATON 0700

Burial: 17 December 1786, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

 

Notes for Ann GUNTON:

Addresses

1841        High Street North, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

                Living with daughter-in-law, Mary WHEATON née SEEKINGS and her family

 

More About Ann GUNTON:

A Chart Number: GUNTON 0800/WHEATON 0800/WHEATON 0700

Baptism: 4 March 1769, St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 5 March 1843, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Cause of Death: Dropsy

Occupation: 1841 Independent

Present at death: Sarah TAYLOR of 23 East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Residences: See notes

       

Children of William WHEATON and Ann GUNTON are:

19.            i.    William9 WHEATON, b. 1789, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. 15 February 1872, St Ives Union, St Ives, Huntingdonshire Age 84.

20.            ii.    Thomas WHEATON, b. 1791, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. November 1836, Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 40?.

21.           iii.    Robert WHEATON, b. Abt. 1792, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. 12 December 1871, St Ives Union, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire Age 80.

22.          iv.    Elizabeth WHEATON, b. Abt. 1794; d. Bef. 1841.

23.           v.    Joseph WHEATON, b. Abt. 1797, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. April - June 1870, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire Age 73.

               vi.    Ann WHEATON47, b. Abt. 1798, Somersham, Huntingdonshire47; d. Bet. January - March 1851, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire (possible death)48; m. William LAWRENCE, 6 December 1841, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; b. Bef. 182049; d. Bet. October - December 1847, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire (possible death if William Henry, only Cambridge District death)50.

 

Notes for Ann WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Sun Street, St Benedict, Cambridgeshire, living with her sister, Phoebe WESSON

                née WHEATON, Phoebe's husband and family

1841 December

                Newmarket Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1851        Not found

 

More About Ann WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700

Baptism: 18 November 1798, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: 1841 Female Servant

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for William LAWRENCE:

Addresses

1841        George Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1851        Not found

 

More About William LAWRENCE:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700

Occupation: 1841 Whitesmith

Residences: See Notes

 

               vii.    Mary WHEATON, b. Abt. 1800, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. December 1801, Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 1 year.

 

More About Mary WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700

Baptism: 29 November 1800, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 17 December 1801, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

 

              viii.    Mary WHEATON, b. Abt. 1803, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. October - December 1889, Chesterton District, Cambridgeshire Age 8651; m. Jonathan GUNTON, 15 May 1828, St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire52; b. Abt. 1801, Great Swaffham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire53; d. Bet. April - June 1885, Chesterton District, Cambridgeshire Age 8654.

 

Notes for Mary WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        34 New Square, St Andrew the Less, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire

                Living with them was Henry POWELL (16) Butcher's Apprentice

                (HO10785; Book: 12; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 11; Page: 16)

1851        1 Fair Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 47 (HO107/1760 folio 701 pg 4)

                Living with them was a Samuel POWELL (21) Unmarried a Book Binder born London,

                Middlesex.  He is described as "son".

                If he was the son of Jonathan GUNTON surely his surname would be GUNTON?

                So, perhaps he is the son of Mary GUNTON née WHEATON

                However, she married as Mary WHEATON, not as Mary POWELL

                She married Jonathan GUNTON in 1828 and Samuel POWELL was born in 1830, after

                her marriage, so why, if a son, was he called POWELL?

                No marriage or death has been found for a Samuel POWELL.

                (This is doubly intriguing as my mother was a POWELL before her marriage!)

                Lodging with them was Peter PICTON (45) Married, Book Binder born Lancashire.  No wife

                was living with him.

1861        Village Street, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire Age 56 (RG9/1033 folio 81 pg 25)

1871        Longs Farm, Harston(?(, Cambridgeshire RG10/1583 folio 23 pg 36

1881        High Street, Haslingfield, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire Age 80 (RG11/1662 folio 78 pg 9)

 

DESCENDANTS

No children have been found on any of the census returns, and there were no GUNTON children born before 1851 in the Cambridge District, so at present it would appear that Jonathan and Mary had no descendants.

 

MARRIAGE

It was originally thought that this Mary WHEATON married a Thomas CHARITY.  Thomas CHARITY's wife Mary gives her birth place as Ramsey on census returns.

 

REASONS WHY WE THINK THIS MARY WHEATON MARRIED JONATHAN GUNTON on the

15 May 1828 at St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

This Mary WHEATON was born in Somersham, Huntingdonshire and this is the village shown on the 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 census returns as the place of Mary's birth, not Ramsey as is shown for the wife of Thomas CHARITY.

 

This Mary WHEATON's mother was Ann WHEATON née GUNTON, so there is a link to the name GUNTON.

 

Her father, William WHEATON, died in 1780. Of his nine surviving children only two, Thomas and Elizabeth, appear to have remained in Somersham, with four of the children (Joseph, Ann, Mary and Phoebe) and their mother going to live in Cambridge and another brother, Philip living there at least in 1830 when his first child was born. (Of the others, William went to Bluntisham and then Chatteris and Robert went to Thorne in Lincolnshire)

 

Joseph WHEATON's second marriage took place in St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire in 1819, his children was all born there between 1819 and 1832

 

Ann WHEATON married in December 1841 in St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. At the time of the census she was living with her sister in the parish of St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

 

Phoebe WHEATON married on 8th November 1828 and was by 1831 at least (birth of daughter) living Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  Phoebe and her family are included on the 1841 census in the parish of St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

 

The witnesses at the Jonathan GUNTON/Mary WHEATON marriage in 1828 at St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire were Ann WHEATON and Joseph WHEATON, two of the siblings mentioned above.

 

In 1843 their mother, Ann WHEATON née GUNTON, died on the 1st March at 34 New Square, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 74 and was buried in the 5th March 1843 at St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

 

Therefore I believe that this Mary WHEATON married Jonathan GUNTON and not Thomas CHARITY.

 

More About Mary WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700

Baptism: 28 August 1803, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: 1881 Butcher's Wife

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Jonathan GUNTON:

Addresses

1841        34 New Square, St Andrew the Less, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire

                Living with them was Henry POWELL (16) Butcher's Apprentice

                (HO10785; Book: 12; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 11; Page: 16)

1851        1 Fair Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 47 (HO107/1760 folio 701 pg 4)

                Living with them was a Samuel POWELL (21) Unmarried a Book Binder born London,

                Middlesex.  He is described as "son".

                If he was the son of Jonathan GUNTON surely his surname would be GUNTON?

                So, perhaps he is the son of Mary GUNTON née WHEATON

                However, she married as Mary WHEATON, not as Mary POWELL

                She married Jonathan GUNTON in 1828 and Samuel POWELL was born in 1830, after

                her marriage, so why, if a son, was he called POWELL?

                No marriage or death has been found for a Samuel POWELL.

                (This is doubly intriguing as my mother was a POWELL before her marriage!)

                Lodging with them was Peter PICTON (45) Married, Book Binder born Lancashire.  No wife

                was living with him.

1861        Village Street, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire Age 56 (RG9/1033 folio 81 pg 25)

1871        Longs Farm, Harston(?(, Cambridgeshire RG10/1583 folio 23 pg 36

1881        High Street, Haslingfield, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire Age 80 (RG11/1662 folio 78 pg 9)

 

DESCENDANTS

No children have been found on any of the census returns, and there were no GUNTON children born before 1851 in the Cambridge District, so at present it would appear that Jonathan and Mary had no descendants.

 

More About Jonathan GUNTON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700

Occupation: 1841, 1851, 1861 Butcher; 1871 Foreman; 1881 Retired Butcher Pauper

Residences: See Notes

 

24.          ix.    Philip WHEATON, b. Abt. 1805, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. October 1832, Somersham, Huntingdonshire.

25.           x.    Phebe or Phoebe WHEATON, b. 5 November 1806, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. October - December 1880, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire Age 75.

 

 

15.  John8 WHEATON (William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born 1767 in Houghton, Huntingdonshire, and died December 1799 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire Age 31.  He married (1) Jane WHITE 9 November 1787 in St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire55.  She was born 1769, and died March 1795 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire Age 26 years.  He married (2) Phoebe DEERE or BEERE 3 June 1794 in St Helen, Colne, Huntingdonshire.  She was born Abt. 177256, and died Bet. January - March 1841 in Chesterton District, Cambridgeshire (possible death - see John TODD)57.

 

Notes for John WHEATON:

Addresses

1767                  Houghton, Huntingdonshire (baptism)

1794                  Colne, Huntingdonshire (Malcolm CLYESDALE 4/11/1985)

1795-1799         Earith, Huntingdonshire

 

Information from Roland ASPINALL 6.9.1993 which probably applies to William (the brother of this John) and this John WHEATON

"Claims for Rights of Common under the Inclosure Acts.  Somersham Heath

8 December 1796 No.76 William WHEATON.  I, William WHEATON, claim to be entitled to one commonable messuage in Somersham in my own occupation: Freehold.  signed Wm WHEATON

8 December 1796 No.273 John WHEATON. I, John WHEATON, claim to be entitled to one commonable messuage in Colne.  signed Robert LEES for John WHEATON

16 February 1797 No.65 John WHEATON. I claim a right of common for a Messuage in Earith in occupation of John SEARLE. Copyhold, Somersham within the Soak. signed John WHEATON

 

More About John WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800/WHITE 0800/WHEATON 0701

Administration: 24 May 1802, Granted to Phoebe TODD " widow of John WHEATON now wife of John TODD"

Baptism: 25 May 1767, St Mary, Houghton, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 29 December 1799, Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: Butcher

Residences: See Notes

 

More About Jane WHITE:

A Chart Number: WHITE 0800/WHEATON 0800/WHEATON 0701

Baptism: 26 March 1796, Bluntisham Huntingdonshire58

Burial: 17 March 1795, Bluntisham Baptists Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

 

Marriage Notes for John WHEATON and Jane WHITE:

"With consent of parents"

 

Notes for Phoebe DEERE or BEERE:

Addresses

1794        Colne, Huntingdonshire (Malcolm CLYDESDALE 4/11/1985)

1801        Cottenham, Huntingdonshire (Malcolm CLYDESDALE 4/11/1985)

 

Phoebe WHEATON née DEERE married again to John TODD 22 November 1801 in St Helen, Colne, Huntingdonshire.  John TODD was born about 1767 in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire and possibly died June quarter 1844 Chesterton District, Cambridgeshire.  In 1801 John was living in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire

 

More About Phoebe DEERE or BEERE:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800/WHEATON 0701

Residences: See Notes

       

Children of John WHEATON and Jane WHITE are:

                 i.    Catherine9 WHEATON, b. 1790, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. February 1795, Earith, Huntingdonshire Age 4 years 10 months.

 

Notes for Catherine WHEATON:

Addresses

1790        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire (baptism)

 

More About Catherine WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0701

Baptism: 11 June 1790, St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 15 February 1795, Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Huntingdonshire

Residences: See Notes

 

26.            ii.    John WHEATON, b. 7 February 1792, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. January 1852, Norfolk Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 63.

                iii.    William WHEATON, b. 9 March 1794, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. April 1795, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire 1 year and 5 weeks.

 

More About William WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0701

Burial: 12 April 1795, Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

Registered: 11 March 1795, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

 

       

Children of John WHEATON and Phoebe BEERE are:

               iv.    Phoebe9 WHEATON, b. 16 February 1796, Earith, Huntingdonshire; d. Bef. 1841, Possible death; m. William DEFEW, 19 October 1818, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire; b. Abt. 179159; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Phoebe WHEATON:

Addresses

1796        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire (baptism)

1841        Not found

 

More About Phoebe WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0701

Baptism: 4 May 1800, St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire after death of father

Registered: 8 June 1796, Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for William DEFEW:

Addresses

1818        Littleport, Cambridgshire

1841        Not found

 

More About William DEFEW:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0701

Residences: See Notes

 

27.           v.    William WHEATON, b. 2 August 1798, Earith, Huntingdonshire; d. March 1838, Ram Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 40.

               vi.    Charles WHEATON, b. Abt. 1800, Earith, Huntingdonshire?; d. Unknown.

 

More About Charles WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0701

Baptism: 4 May 1800, St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

 

 

16.  Robert8 WHEATON (William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1)60 was born Abt. 1772 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire60, and died 11 July 1850 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire Age 78?61.  He married Catherine WHITE62,63 26 December 1792 in St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire.  She was born Abt. 1773 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire64,65, and died May 1860 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire Age 8766.

 

Notes for Robert WHEATON:

Addresses

1792        Somersham, Huntingdonshire

1805        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

1830        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

1839        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

1841        High Street, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                At this address there was a Robert (born 1781) Catherine (born 1786) and Rebecca (born

                1827) WHEATON.  There are no others with these names in one family in

                Huntingdonshire in 1841.  Was Rebecca a granddaughter, a daughter of William or

                Richard?

                Living with the family was William SKINNER (25) Shepherd born not in Huntingdonshire

 

Directories

Post Office 1847      Bluntisham                             Robert WHEATON farmer

Slater 1851              Bluntisham with Earith           Robert WHEATON farmer

 

Will

- to Sophia, the wife of Boroman AUBREY             £100

- to Ann, the widow of Joshua HALL                        £40

- to Elizabeth, the wife of John LEE                        £19. 19s. 0d.

- to Catherine, his wife                                            Land in Colne, Huntingdonshire

 Tenement in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

 Furniture, plate, linen, china

 Brewing and Dairy Utensils

 Poultry, Horse called "Jack" and "Red Red Cow"

 

Huntingdon Michaelmas General Quarter Session 15th October 1822

Prosecution of Robert WHEATON and Joshia BELDAM for assaulting Sophia WHEATON.  (In the records "the daughter of Robert WHEATON" had been crossed out.  The plea was guilty and the fine 1/- to be paid to the Undersheriff.

 

QUARTER SESSIONS BOXED PAPERS - ref/HCP/1/11 - date 1826-1827

1827 - Conviction by J.P.  Robert WHEATON, Bluntisham, Butcher, fined 5/- +12/6 costs for turning 50 sheep to graze on the Somersham Turnpike Road

 

1827 - Conviction by J.P. Robert WHEATON, a butcher from Somersham had, on three occasions,  turned sheep to graze on the Somersham Turnpike Road lying in Bluntisham parish, in the first instance the number of animals totalled 50.  He was fined 5/-d for the first two offences, £2 for the third and the costs totalled £2. 12s. 6d

 

Land Tax for Assessment for Hunstingstone Hundred 1804

Bluntisham    Robt WHEATON   £1. 9s. 6d

 

More About Robert WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800/WHITE 0800/WHEATON 0702

Baptism: 1 October 1772, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: July 1850

Occupation: 1830 Butcher (Pigots Directory); 1839, 1841 Butcher; 1847 Farmer (P O Directory); 1851 Farmer (Slater's Directory)

Residences: See Notes

Will: 22 June 1847, Proved 31 May 1851 See Notes

Will proved: 31 March 1851, Executor Daniel WHEATON67

 

Notes for Catherine WHITE:

Addresses

1841        High Street, Bluntisham

                Robert WHEATON with wife Catherine and granddaughter Rebecca.

                The ages given do not correspond, but there is no other Robert and Catherine WHEATON

                living in Bluntisham at this time, given that most of the lines of descent have been followed.

               The parent of Rebecca (age 14) has not yet been ascertained. See her file for details.

                Living with the family was William SKINNER (25) Shepherd born not in Huntingdonshire

1851        High Street, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire as a widow

                Living with her were two of her grandchildren, Daniel and Rebecca LEE

 

More About Catherine WHITE:

A Chart Number: WHITE 0800/WHEATON 0800/WHEATON 0702

Baptism: 21 August 1774, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire68

Burial: 20 May 1860, St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire69

Occupation: 1851 Farmer's widow

Residences: See Notes

       

Children of Robert WHEATON and Catherine WHITE are:

28.            i.    Jane9 WHEATON, b. 1794, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. October - December 1865, St Ives District, Huntingdonshire (possible death).

29.            ii.    Rebecca WHEATON, b. 1795, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bef. 1841.

30.           iii.    John WHEATON, b. Abt. 1796, Huntingdonshire (probably); d. Bet. 1842 - 1850, Ridgefield twshp, Huron Co., Ohio, USA (most likely).

               iv.    Robert WHEATON, b. Abt. 1797; d. September 1810, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire Age 13.

 

Notes for Robert WHEATON:

Information sent by Adrian GIBBS 18/3/2014

"To the Minister and Churchwardens of the Parish of Bluntisham with Earith in the County of Huntingdon and to all others whom these may concern

 

Whereas I, with my Inquest, the Day and Year hereunder-written, have taken a View of the Body of Robert Wheaton an infant about(?) twelve -------- years or thereabouts who was accidentally drowned in your parish on the 20th instant in the River Ouse and who now lies dead in your said Parish and have proceeded there according to Law.  These are, therefore, to certify, that you may lawfully permit the Body of Robert Wheaton to be buried, and for so doing this shall be your warrant.

 

Given under my hand and Seal, this thirty first Day of August ---------------- in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and ten

 

Edward Grione (?)

Coroner for the Soak of Somersham

 

More About Robert WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702

Burial: 2 September 1810, Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

Cause of Death: Drowned in River Ouse70

 

31.           v.    Ann WHEATON, b. Abt. 1800, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Unknown, Not found either as HALL or SPOULTON.

32.          vi.    Sophia WHEATON, b. Abt. 1802, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. January - March 1872, St Ives District, Huntingdonshire Age 70 as Sophia EVANS.

33.          vii.    Richard WHEATON, b. Bet. 1805 - 1808; d. 25 September 1838, Needingworth, Huntingdonshire Age 33 (See Notes).

34.         viii.    Elizabeth WHEATON, b. 1810, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. January - March 1869, St Ives District, Huntingdonshire age 57 (possible death).

               ix.    Phoebe WHEATON, b. Abt. 181271; d. 26 April 1829, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire Age 17.

 

More About Phoebe WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702

Burial: 3 May 1829, St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire72

 

35.           x.    Daniel WHEATON, b. 9 January 1814, Second Monday in January, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. 10 October 1898, The Old Homestead, Norwalk, Ohio, USA Age 84 years 9 months.

36.          xi.    Isaac WHEATON, b. Abt. 1816, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. 21 April 1841, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire Age 25.

 

 

17.  Philip8 WHEATON (William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1)73,74 was born Abt. 1777 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire75,76, and died 17 April 1853 in Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 82 in PR and on Certificate77,78,79.  He married (1) Elizabeth PIGGOTT 6 February 1805 in St Mary Doddington, Cambridgeshire80.  She was born Abt. 1778, and died January 1814 in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 3681.  He married (2) Anne JAMES82 2 December 1839 in Independent Chapel, North Witchford, Cambridgeshire83.  She was born Abt. 1796 in outside Cambridgeshire84, and died 20 September 1842 in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 4585.

 

Notes for Philip WHEATON:

Addresses

1805      Somersham, Huntingdonshire

1839      Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

1841      Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

1851      Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire as WHETON

              Living with them was grandson Frederick WHETON 6 mths born Chatteris, Cambridgshire

              He was son of Eliza Jane

 

Quarter Sessions Books

15th January 1822

Philip WHEATON the elder &

Philip WHEATON the younger

 

Committed September 1821 on suspicion of sheep stealing

 

CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT PRESS

23rd March 1822

 

Phillip WHEATON the younger, charged with stealing one wether sheep, value £l, 14s. the property of Mr Thomas PEACOCK, St Ives in this county, on 30th of July last.-  Mr. Thos. PEACOCK, stated he had lost a sheep out of his drove; James EUSTON, his driver stated the same, and on being cross-examined said he had received £l. 14s. of his wife, which WHEATON, sen. had paid to his wife for a sheep, which he said his son had bought of witness. but which witness said he had not, and that his master returned the £l. 14s. this morning. - G SKEELS saw prisoner driving some sheep from St Ives towards Chatteris, and he took a single sheep off the road, which he stated he had left there knocked up:  LEACH apprehended prisoner at Meldrith, in Cambridgeshire, where he was a journey-man butcher. - Not Guilty.

 

Philip WHEATON the elder, aged 42, charged with having on the 30th July last, received of P. WHEATON, the younger, one wether sheep, (knowing the same to have been feloniously stolen) value £l. 14s; the property of Mr. Thomas PEACOCK.

- Prosecution withdrawn.

 

 

The information about the family of Philip WHEATON and Ann JAMES is confusing.

 

Philip was baptised in Somersham on the 18th July 1777.  He was buried on the 22nd August 1853 in Chatteris which should have made him 76 years old.  However, in the Chatteris Parish Register he is shown as aged 82 years.  His wife had died previously and his older children were either married, or had themselves already died, so perhaps no one in his second family actually knew his age.

 

In 1822 Philip WHEATON senior and Philip WHEATON junior were accused of sheep stealing.  In 1841 Philip Piggott WHEATON, a Butcher was living in Back Lane in Chatteris with an Ann GREEN who he married in 1847, giving his father’s name as Philip.  Although we cannot find a baptism for Philip Piggott WHEATON, given his middle name, his occupation, his father’s name, where he lived, and the fact that Philip senior had a son of the same name, we are certain that Philip Piggott WHEATON is that son.  The only clue as to when he was born is that at the time of his death in 1850 his age was given as 48, which suggests he was born in 1802.

 

Philip WHEATON senior married Elizabeth PIGGOTT in Doddington in 1805, which could, therefore, have been three years after the birth of the first child in the family, the Philip mentioned above.  A daughter, Elizabeth was baptised in 1805, a daughter Ann buried as an infant in 1809, and then a daughter Mary, who had been born in 1807, was baptised in 1816.  That Philip junior was probably born before his parent’s marriage, that Mary and Ann were not baptised and that Philip junior lived with his wife before marriage all suggest that the lives of this family were not too well regulated and helps confirm that the perceived problems discussed below actually exist!

 

Philip’s wife Elizabeth died in 1814, leaving Philip with a son, aged 12 and two daughters, aged 9 and 7.  It would appear that he and his son were in trouble in 1821 when they were in court (See above). Perhaps Philip had looked for someone to help him take care of the children; maybe it was Ann JAMES who he married in December 1839.  On the marriage certificate Ann is shown as a spinster, daughter of William JAMES and she would have been about seventeen when Philip’s first wife died.  In the December of the year previous to their marriage Ann had given birth to twin sons (who both died),  whose births and deaths were registered in the name of WHEATON, although the couple were not married at the time. There were no baptisms or burials for these children in the Chatteris Parish Registers.

 

In 1841 Philip WHEATON was living at Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.  In the same property, all with the surname WHEATON, were Catherine, Frederick, Jane, Eliza and Thomas, who were all born after the death of his first wife, Elizabeth PIGGOTT, and before his marriage to Ann JAMES.  No baptisms for these children in the name of WHEATON or JAMES can be found in the Chatteris Registers.

 

However, in the Chatteris Burial register there are several entries of interest.  In 1833 Robert JAMES, illegitimate son of Ann JAMES, and in 1837 three year old Phoebe JAMES, illegitimate daughter of Ann JAMES, were buried.  Were these the children of the Ann JAMES who married Philip WHEATON?  To support this there is the case of the death in Chatteris of a nineteen year old Ann WHEATON, Butcher, which was registered on the 22nd September 1840, the informant being her mother, Ann WHEATON. However, in the Parish Register, on the 27th September 1840, there was a burial for an Ann JAMES, age 19, illegitimate daughter of Ann JAMES, who must surely be the same person.

 

So, it would seem that an Ann JAMES has several illegitimate children. Was it "our" Ann JAMES?  And did these include those living with Philip in 1841, and again in 1851, with the addition of William?  It seems more than likely that she is the mother of them all, but is Philip the father? Were there any clues from the children themselves?

 

In 1847 (which is after the 1842 death of Ann) the marriage of Phillip Piggott WHEATON was witnessed by Philip, Catherine and Jane WHEATON, and William JAMES.  Was this Ann’s father, or could it have been her son William calling himself at this time William JAMES?  In 1850 a William JAMES is a witness at the marriage of Jane James WHEATON.  (Where did the James come from?!), but in 1851 it is a William WHEATON who is living with Philip.   When Jane James WHEATON married in 1850 the other witness was Frederick James WHEATON, but when her sister married in 1855 (after the death of Philip) one of the witnesses was a Frederick JAMES.  Was this the same person as the Frederick WHEATON living with Philip in 1841 and 1851? At the time of the marriages both girls gave Philip WHEATON as their father, as did their brother Thomas James WHEATON when he married Drusilla LATSON in 1858, after the death of Philip.  So, whilst the children were young (in 1841) were they called WHEATON, but as they grew older they first started calling themselves James WHEATON, and then eventually JAMES?

 

Catherine continued to call herself "Catherine WHEATON" all her life until she died in 1881.  But what of the other children?  We have been unable to find a marriage for Frederick James WHEATON, nor deaths for William, Frederick James, Thomas James or Drusilla WHEATON.  Perhaps the entries are in the name of JAMES.  On the other hand, their sister, Jane James WHEATON went to America, so perhaps her brothers went too.

 

The only other clue is to be found when Jane James WHEATON and George GREEN baptised their first child in Chatteris, before Philip died, as "Catherine Elizabeth ROWE alias GREEN (WHEATON erased) daughter of Jane JAMES and Henry ROWE alias George GREEN".   It would seem that Jane at least had decided that Philip was not her father!  However, we have now (2/12/2003) been sent details from America of the death of Catherine Elizabeth.  And she gives her parents names as Henry ROWE and Jane WHEATON!  Confused?  So are we!

 

Update to the above.

A marriage has been now found for Frederick James WHEATON, as Frederick JAMES

Deaths have been found for Thomas James and Drusilla in America

 

More About Philip WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800/WHEATON 0703

Baptism: 18 July 1777, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 22 April 1853, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

Cause of Death: Old Age, Retention of Urine 36 hours85

Informant of Death: Phebe TALL, Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire85

Occupation: 1839, 1841, 1842, 1851, 1853 Butcher

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Elizabeth PIGGOTT:

Addresses

1805        Doddington, Cambridgeshire

 

There is an Elizabeth PIGGOT baptism 22 April 1778 in Mepal, Cambridgeshire

Parents Joseph and Honour PIGGOT

Siblings Mary baptised 16 April 1780 and Sarah baptised 19 January 1783 both Mepal, Cambridgeshire

 

More About Elizabeth PIGGOTT:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800/WHEATON 0703

Burial: 2 February 1814, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire86

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Anne JAMES:

Addresses

1839        Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

1841        Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

 

More About Anne JAMES:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0800/WHEATON 0703

Burial: 2 October 1842, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire87

Cause of Death: Decline88

Informant of Death: Philip WHEATON husband

Residence: See Notes

       

Children of Philip WHEATON and Elizabeth PIGGOTT are:

                 i.    Philip Piggott9 WHEATON89, b. 15 October 1802, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire89,90; d. December 1850, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 4891; m. Ann GREEN née FROST92,93, 16 November 1847, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; b. Abt. 1806, Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire94,95,96; d. 21 May 1851, Slade Lode, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 4597,98.

 

Notes for Philip Piggott WHEATON:

Addresses

1841      Back Lane, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

 

More research is being done on the following

Quarter Sessions Books

15th January 1822

Philip WHEATON the elder &

Philip WHEATON the younger

 

Committed September 1821 on suspicion of sheep stealing

 

CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT PRESS

23rd March 1822

 

Phillip WHEATON the younger, charged with stealing one wether sheep, value £l, 14s. the property of Mr Thomas PEACOCK, St Ives in this county, on 30th of July last.-  Mr. Thos. PEACOCK, stated he had lost a sheep out of his drove; James EUSTON, his driver stated the same, and on being cross-examined said he had received £l. 14s. of his wife, which WHEATON, sen. had paid to his wife for a sheep, which he said his son had bought of witness, but which witness said he had not, and that his master returned the £l. 14s. this morning. - G SKEELS saw prisoner driving some sheep from St Ives towards Chatteris, and he took a single sheep off the road, which he stated he had left there knocked up:  LEACH apprehended prisoner at Meldrith, in Cambridgeshire, where he was a journey-man butcher. - Not Guilty.

 

Philip WHEATON the elder, aged 42, charged with having on the 30th July last, received of P. Wheaton, the younger, one wether sheep, (knowing the same to have been feloniously stolen) value £l. 14s; the property of Mr.Thomas PEACOCK.

- Prosecution withdrawn.

 

More About Philip Piggott WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Baptism: 27 February 1804, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire as Philip Wheaton PIGGOTT, illegitimate son of Elizabeth PIGGOTT99

Burial: 25 December 1850, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

Occupation: 1841 Butcher

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Ann GREEN née FROST:

Addresses

1841        Back Lane, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

                There is an Ann GREEN living with Philip Piggot WHEATON                

1851        Burn's Fields, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.  Ann, a Pauper, had a lodger, Mary

                WADDLELOW, also a Pauper  

 

More About Ann GREEN née FROST:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Burial: 24 May 1851, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire100

Cause of Death: Cancer some years101

Occupation: 1851 Pauper

Present at death: Susan CLOWS, Back Lane, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire101

Residences: See Notes

 

37.            ii.    Elizabeth WHEATON, b. 21 December 1805, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; d. Bet. April - June 1849, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (possible death).

                iii.    Mary WHEATON, b. 3 May 1807, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; d. Bet. January - March 1841, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire (possible death); m. John LAMBERT, 24 April 1838, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; b. Bet. 1811 - 1816, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire102; d. Bet. October - December 1862, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire (possible death)103.

 

More About Mary WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Baptism: 12 May 1816, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 9 years

Occupation: 1838 Dressmaker

 

Notes for John LAMBERT:

Addresses

1841        No. 7 Cambridge Place, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

                Living with John WILLES (20) Carpenter not born in Cambridgeshire.  Both are living in the

                home of Robert FREEMAN (60) Publican born Cambridgeshire and Sarah FREEMAN (45) not

                born in Cambridgeshire

                (age 25 so born 1816)

1851        Cambridge Place, St Andrew the Less. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire as a widower

                Lodging with Samuel TAVERNER (40) Bootmaker born Linton, Cambridgeshire and his wife

                Mary (45) born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  Another Lodger was Urban ROCK (23) Fireman

                born London.  A servant was Emma LINSDALE (12) General Servant born Cambridge,

                Cambridgeshire

                (age 40 so born 1811)

1861        86 Cambridge Place, St Andrew the Less Cambridge, Cambridgeshire as a widower

                Lodging with James BROWN (55) Sawyer and Publican and his wife Ann (58) born born

                Bulsham, Cambridgeshire, together with their son Joseph (17) Sawyer born Cambridge,

                Cambridgeshire

                (age 45 so born 1816)

 

More About John LAMBERT:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Occupation: 1838, 1841, 1851, 1861 Cabinet Maker

Residences: See Notes

 

               iv.    Ann WHEATON, b. Abt. 1809104; d. October 1809, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire105.

 

More About Ann WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Burial: 3 October 1809, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, an infant105

 

       

Children of Philip WHEATON and Anne JAMES are:

                v.    Ann9 WHEATON106,107, b. Abt. 1821, (possible daughter)108; d. 22 September 1840, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 19109,110.

 

More About Ann WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Burial: 27 September 1840, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire as Ann JAMES "illeg dau of Ann JAMES"111

Cause of Death: Phthisis Pulmonalis112

Informant of Death: Ann WHEATON, mother, Chatteris112

Occupation: 1840 Butcher112

 

               vi.    Catherine WHEATON113,114,115,116, b. Bet. 1823 - 1826, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire117,118,119,120; d. September 1881, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 58.

 

Notes for Catherine WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire as WHEATON

1851        Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire  as WHETON

1861        Not found

1871        Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. 

                Living with her was her niece, Caroline WADLOW (16) born London

1881        Slade Lode, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

 

More About Catherine WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Burial: 6 September 1881, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

Occupation: 1851 Butcher's daughter; 1871 School Teacher; 1881 School Mistress

Residences: See Notes

 

               vii.    William WHEATON121, b. Abt. 1827, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire121; d. Unknown, See Notes; m. Ann UNKNOWN wife of William WHEATON122, Unknown, (Not found, See Notes); b. Abt. 1817123; d. 7 March 1847, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 30 wife of William WHEATON124.

 

Notes for William WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Not found

1851        Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire as WHETON and a widower

                Living at home with father Philip and siblings

1861        Not found as WHEATON or JAMES

 

No suitable Marriage or Death entries.  Perhaps they are in the name of JAMES.

Not in Cambridge or North Witchford Districts from 1837-1847 as either JAMES or WHEATON

Not in other number 14 Districts as WHE*. WEA* WEE* or WET

As JAMES

1839 Wisbech - Ann GOAKES one of brides

1841 St Ives - brides include Ann LEEDS and Ann ROBINSON

1841 St Ives - brides include Anne HARVEY and Anne TAYLOR

1847 Chesterton as William Browne JAMES

 

More About William WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Occupation: 1851 Butcher

Residences: See Notes

 

More About Ann UNKNOWN wife of William WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Burial: 11 March 1847, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

Cause of Death: Consumption124

Informant of Death: William WHEATON124

 

              viii.    Frederick James WHEATON125,126, b. 1829, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire127,128; d. Unknown, USA?; m. Ann GOODLEY129,130, Bet. July - September 1848, Whittlesey District, Cambridgeshire as Frederick JAMES130; b. 1828, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire131; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Frederick James WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire as WHEATON

1851        Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire  as WHETON

                as Unmarried, but we have a 1848 marriage for him

BUT ALSO

1851        Welsh Delph, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire as JAMES

                Lodging with Benjamin GOODLEY (52) Ag Lab, Alice (43) Ag Lab wife, James (17)

                and John (13), both Ag Labs, Sarah (7) Ag Lab's daughter, William (7) and Rebecca

                (5) all born Whittlsea, Cambridgeshire.

1861        30 Stanmore Street, Somers Town, St Pancras, Middlesex as JAMES

                Living in same property were Henry TUCK (29) born Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire and his wife

                Sarah (26) Laundress born Kent.

 

Possible further information

No deaths found for either Frederick or Ann JAMES

 

1867   Marriage for Fred JAMES April-June 1867 Wisbech District to Mary Ann MURLEY

1871   Hive End running northwards, Chatteris, Cambridgshire

           Frederic JAMES (42) Ag Labourer born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

           Mary JAMES (33)                           born Haddenham, Cambridgeshire

           George GREEN (3) Relative, Ag Labourer born Haddenham Cambridgeshire

 

There is another Frederick JAMES in Cambridgeshire at this time but he was born in 1845, he married a Mary Elizabeth and is to be found on later census returns, whereas...

 

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

about Fredk James Name: Fredk James

Arrival Date: 4 Mar 1876

Birth Date: abt 1835

Age: 41

Gender: Male

Ethnicity/ Nationality: English

Place of Origin: England

Port of Departure: Liverpool, England

Destination: United States of America

Port of Arrival: New York, New York

Ship Name: China

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New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

about Mary A James Name: Mary A James

Arrival Date: 4 Mar 1876

Birth Date: abt 1840

Age: 36

Gender: Female

Ethnicity/ Nationality: English

Place of Origin: England

Port of Departure: Liverpool, England

Destination: United States of America

Port of Arrival: New York, New York

Ship Name: China

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New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

about Lotha James Name: Lotha James

Arrival Date: 4 Mar 1876

Birth Date: abt 1871

Age: 5

Gender: Female

Ethnicity/ Nationality: English

Place of Origin: England

Port of Departure: Liverpool, England

Destination: United States of America

Port of Arrival: New York, New York

Ship Name: China

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No birth has been found for a Lotha JAMES in England

And no death has been found for her in America

 

1880        Horton, Bremer, Iowa, USA

                JAMES, Frederick (50) Labourer             born England

                JAMES, Mary        (37) Keeping House, born England

 

1885        Horton, Bremer, Iowa, USA

                JAMES, Fred         (50) Labourer             born England

                JAMES, Mary        (37) Keeping House, born England   

 

1900        Polk, Bremer, Iowa, USA

                JAMES, Frederick (73) born April 1827 Day Labourer, born England

                JAMES, Mary        (58) born August 1842                     born England

                GREEN, Henry      (13) born July 1886  At School        born Iowa

 

1920        Polk, Bremer, Iowa, USA

                JAMES, Fred         (83) -  married 50 years to US 1876 born England

                JAMES, Mary        (58) - 0 children (?)                            born England

               

                (GREEN, Henry      (23) Salesman, General Store         born Iowa

                is living a couple of doors away)

 

Frederick JAMES

born 11 April 1827, died 12 December 1912

Buried Horton, Cemetery, Horton, Bremer, Iowa, USA

 

Mary (GREEN) JAMES (Query here)

born 13 August (year shown incorrect as 1884), died 6 April 1914

Buried Horton, Cemetery, Horton, Bremer, Iowa, USA

          

 

More About Frederick James WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Occupation: 1851 Ag Lab (with father), Labourer (with wife); 1861 Excavator

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Ann GOODLEY:

Addresses

1851        Welsh Delph, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire as JAMES

                Lodging with Benjamin GOODLEY (52) Ag Lab, Alice (43) Ag Lab wife, James (17)

                and John (13), both Ag Labs, Sarah (7) Ag Lab's daughter, William (7) and Rebecca

                (5) all born Whittlsea, Cambridgeshire.

1861        30 Stanmore Street, Somers Town, St Pancras, Middlesex as JAMES

                Living in same property were Henry TUCK (29) born Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire and his wife

                Sarah (26) Laundress born Kent.

 

More About Ann GOODLEY:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Occupation: 1851 Labourer's wife

Residences: See Notes

 

38.          ix.    Jane James WHEATON, b. 21 June 1829, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; d. 9 November 1913, Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USA Age 84 years 4 months 18 days.

39.           x.    Eliza James WHEATON, b. Abt. 1831, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; d. Bet. April - June 1870, North Witchford District, Cambridgeshire age 38.

               xi.    Robert JAMES, b. Abt. 1833; d. September 1833.

 

More About Robert JAMES:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Burial: 18 September 1833, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire "illeg son of Ann JAMES"132

 

               xii.    Phoebe JAMES132, b. Abt. 1834133; d. January 1837, Age 3 years "illeg daughter of Ann JAMES"134.

 

More About Phoebe JAMES:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Burial: 9 January 1837, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire134

 

40.         xiii.    Thomas James WHEATON, b. 16 July 1836, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; d. 21 November 1904, Haddon, Sullivan, USA age 68.

             xiv.    John or George WHEATON, b. 27 December 1838, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, a twin (as John); d. 15 July 1839, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire (as George son of Butcher) Age 6 months135,136.

 

More About John or George WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Cause of Death: Marasmus136

Informant of Death: Philip WHEATON father, Chatteris136

 

              xv.    Robert WHEATON, b. 27 December 1838, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, a twin137; d. Bet. January - March 1839, North Witchford District, Cambridgeshire Age 0?.

 

More About Robert WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0703

Burial: March 1939

 

 

18.  Angel8 WHEATON (Angel7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born 1764, and died March 1803 in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 34138.  He married Mary LEAKE139 5 June 1787 in St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire.  She was born June 1767 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire139,140, and died 26 October 1849 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 81, 84 on Death Certificate141.

 

More About Angel WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0801/WHEATON 0704

Baptism: 8 July 1764, All Saints, Witton, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 9 March 1803, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

Occupation: Butcher

 

Notes for Mary LEAKE:

Addresses

1841        Church Street, Somersham, Huntingdonshire.

 

Will

After a bequest of wearing apparel and linen to her daughter Elizabeth, wife of William WHITTLESEY, Mary left her property to her son Robert who was also the executor.

 

Information from Croydon ONYETT 1/5/2006

The informant and present at the the death of your Mary LEAKE was one Lydia GALLEY.

On the 3rd. November 1867 at St. James Westminster, Middlesex, Jane GALEY, daughter of Lydia, married Charles ONYETT of Pidley.

 

The ONYETT's are connected in a very round-about way to both WHEATONs and DRINGs, and through the ONYETTs a wAY has been found to link the families of Den and Jean WHEATON and Carol and Steve PYENTA

Carol Ann SWIERKOS married Stephan Andrew PYENTA and they are friends of Jean and Den WHEATON

Carol's mother was Ruth Erline WHEATON, no proven connection to Den, but must be linked

Ruth's father was Christian Lawrence WHEATON

Christian's father was John Columbus WHEATON

John's father was Thomas WHEATON

Son of Thomas was William Louis WHEATON

William Louis married Margaret Catherine JORDAN

Margaret's father was William JORDAN

William's mother was Ann ONYETT

Ann's father was William ONYETT

William's father was William ONYETT

Son of William was Thomas ONYETT

Son of Thomas was William ONYETT

Son of William ONYETT was John ONYETT

Son of John ONYETT was Thomas ONYETT

Daughter of Thomas ONYETT was Flora ONYETT

Flora married Frederick HUGGINS

Frederick's father was David HUGGINS

David's mother was Ellen/Eleanor DRING

Father of Ellen/Eleanor was Thomas DRING

Daughter of Thomas was Mahala DRING

Daughter of Mahala was Rebecca MARSHALL

Daughter of Rebecca was Emma HYDE

Emma HYDE married Philip WHEATON

Their great grandson is Dennis WHEATON!

 

Well, we said it was a roundabout way!

 

More About Mary LEAKE:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0801/WHEATON 0704

Baptism: 28 June 1767, Somersham, Huntingdonshire142

Burial: October 1849

Cause of Death: Old Age not certified

Informant of Death: Lydia GALLEY, Present at the Death, Somersham, Huntingdonshire143

Occupation: 1841 Independent

Probate: 19 November 1849, for under £100.

Residences: See Notes

Will: 11 October 1844, Witnesses John LEAKE and Joseph RUFF

       

Children of Angel WHEATON and Mary LEAKE are:

                 i.    Thomas9 WHEATON144,145, b. Abt. 1788, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire146,147; d. 6 May 1851, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 64; m. Martha WHITTLESEY148,149, 26 November 1811, St Nicholas, Manea, Cambridgeshirew; b. Abt. 1791, Manea, Cambridgeshire150,151; d. 22 March 1858, Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire Age 59?152,153.

 

Notes for Thomas WHEATON:

Addresses

1811        Manea, Cambridgeshire

1841        Park Street, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

1851        Park, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.  Also in property was Henry COOK and his wife

 

Will

- to wife Martha; household furniture, plate, pictures, china, linen and rest of personal estate

- property in Manea to be sold, debts to be paid and residue to wife

- property in Park Street, Chatteris to wife for her life

- after decease of wife property to go to sister Elizabeth WHITTLESEY which includes 6

     tenements, yard, stables, etc

- £50 to brother William as long as he comes to England from America to collect it

- £10 to each of the five eldest children of Richard MADDISON of Godmanchester

- wife to be executor

 

Bastardy Claim

It would seem that Thomas was alleged to be the father of a Thomas Wheaton WILSON, born 6th June 1811,  baptised on the 25th August 1811 in Chatteris, son of Mary WILSON.  The matter went before the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the parish of Chatteris on the 8th April and the 15th July 1812.  It would seem likely that no conclusion was reached about the accusation by Mary WILSON against Thomas for the result of the enquiry was "No order made herein".

 

Message from Fiona Mackenzie WARD, 18/3/2008

Hello there!

I thought you might like to know that Thomas and Martha WHEATON were witnesses at the marriage of Richard MATSON to Ann GADSBY (my relative).  Also, they (Richard and Ann) clearly thought so much of Thomas that they named one of their sons Thomas Wheaton MATSON. That carried on throughout their lifetimes as Richard was an executor of their wills.

Regards, Fiona

 

Message from Fiona Mackenzie WARD 25/3/2008

The names of the children of Richard MATSON and Ann GADSBY are:

Richard Gadsby MATSON b1833

Robert Joseph MATSON b 1835 named after both grandfathers

Thomas Wheaton MATSON b1838

Charlotte MATSON b 1839

Martha Ann MATSON b 1842

George Farey MATSON b 1847 His paternal grandmother was Susannah Farey/Feary.

William Ekins MATSON b 1848 His paternal great grandmother was a Hannah Ekins.

All children were born at Godmanchester

 

More About Thomas WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0704

Baptism: 30 June 1788, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

Burial: 9 May 1851, St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

Occupation: 1841 Butcher; 1851 Retired Butcher;  1851 Gentleman

Probate: 27 June 1851

Residences: See notes

Will: Abt. 17 December 1850, See notes

 

Notes for Martha WHITTLESEY:

Addresses

1811        Manea, Cambridgeshire

1841        Park Street, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

1851        Park, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.  Also in property was Henry COOK and his wife

1858        Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire (Will of husband)

1865        formerly of Chatteris, Isle of Ely. Cambridgeshire, late of Godmanchester,

                Huntingdonshire (Will)

 

Will - 7 January 1865

The Will of Martha WHEATON formerly of Chatteris in the Isle of Ely in the County of Cambridge but late of Godmanchester in the county of Huntingdon widow who died 22 March 1858 at Godmanchester aforesaid was proved at Peterborough by the oath of Richard MANSON of Godmanchester aforesaid Farmer, the sole executor.

 

More About Martha WHITTLESEY:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0704

Burial: 26 March 1858, St Mary, Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire154

Probate: 7 January 1865, Peterborough, Huntingdonshire by Richard MATSON of Godmanchester, Farmer, sole executor155

Residences: See Notes

Will: Effects under £100156

 

41.            ii.    William WHEATON, b. Abt. 1791, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; d. 25 August 1860, Evansville, Indiana, USA.

42.           iii.    Elizabeth WHEATON, b. 1794, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; d. 21 September 1875, March, Cambridgeshire.

               iv.    Mary WHEATON, b. Abt. 1796; d. August 1796, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.

 

Notes for Mary WHEATON:

Information from Karen MITCHELL

 

It would appear that a Mary WHEATON born 1796 Chatteris, Cambridgeshire married Robert WHITTLESEA.

However, there is a Mary WHEATON infant burial in 1796

Therefore, it has been assumed, until proven otherwise, that a second child in this family was given the name Mary and details have been entered to conform with this theory.

 

More About Mary WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0704

Burial: 27 August 1796, St Peter and St Paul Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

 

43.           v.    Mary WHEATON, b. Abt. 1796, See Notes; d. 23 August 1835, March, Cambridgeshire.

44.          vi.    Robert WHEATON, b. 1799, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; d. January 1885, North Witchford District, Cambridgeshire Age 89.

 

 

Generation No. 9

 

19.  William9 WHEATON (William8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1)157 was born 1789 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire157, and died 15 February 1872 in St Ives Union, St Ives, Huntingdonshire Age 84158.  He married Rebecca WHEATON 17 July 1821 in St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire, daughter of Robert WHEATON and Catherine WHITE.  She was born 1795 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire, and died Bef. 1841.

 

Notes for William WHEATON:

Addresses

1825        Somersham, Huntingdonshire

1841        High Street, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire.  William was a lodger with William WEBB, a

                Publican and his family.  The property was property was probably a public house.

                Ann MASON (15) was a female servant and other s in the property were Coxe FEARY (15)

                Ag Lab, Lowe HARRISON (45) Mason's J (?) all born Huntingdonshire

1851        Colne Street, Bluntisham.  Lodging with William BELDON and his family

1857-1861, and 1861-1868

                Regularly in and out of St Ives Union either for being destitute, or for not being able to

                find work.  At the time of each visit he gave contradictory information about age and place

                of birth.

1861        St Ives Union Workhouse, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire

1871        St Ives Union Workhouse, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire

 

     Information from Roland ASPINALL 9.11.1993 and 22.11.1993

     Between 1857 and 1861 William WHEATON was regularly in and out of the St Ives Union either for being destitute or for not being able to find work.  In September 1861 he gave his age as 73.  From 1861 to 1868 he was in the St Ives Union (Workhouse).  He came from Bluntisham and Earith and is recorded as being born in September 1788.  He was never admitted with a wife or close relatives.  He is described as a Butcher and as a Labourer, also as not being “able bodied”.  The early records show him to be Church of England but in 1866 he is shown as a Dissenter.

 

More About William WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0702/WHEATON 0601

Baptism: 6 December 1789, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 17 February 1872, Bluntisham Baptist Church, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire159

Occupation: 1825 Butcher; 1841, 1851 Ag Lab; 1857 Labourer; 1851 Ag Lab; 1861 Formerly Butcher; 1871 Agricultural Labourer

Residences: See Notes

 

More About Rebecca WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0702/WHEATON 0601

Baptism: 30 December 1795, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

       

Children of William WHEATON and Rebecca WHEATON are:

45.            i.    Charles10 WHEATON, b. Bet. 1817 - 1825, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. 24 April 1872, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Age 55.

46.            ii.    Catherine Ann WHEATON, b. 1824, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. October - December 1888, Royston District, Cambridgeshire Age 64.

47.           iii.    Rebecca WHEATON, b. Abt. 1826, Somersham, Huntingdonshire (More than possible daughter - see notes); d. Unknown, Not found.

 

 

20.  Thomas9 WHEATON (William8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1)160 was born 1791 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire, and died November 1836 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 40?.  He married Mary SEEKINGS161,162,163,164,165,166,167 29 September 1811 in St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire.  She was born 1787 in Witcham, Cambridgeshire168,169,170, and died 8 October 1872 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 85171.

 

Notes for Thomas WHEATON:

Addresses

1811        Somersham, Huntingdonshire

 

THOMAS WHEATON 1791 - 1836

Thomas was born the second son of William and Ann GUNTON.  He was baptised in the church of St John the Baptist in Somersham on the 20th March 1791.  He already had an elder brother, William, born two years previously and by 1806 there were another three brothers and five sisters, although one sister had died within a year of her birth.  It is probable that Thomas had a reasonably comfortable life during his childhood as it seems that his father could have inherited property and certainly had a freehold dwelling and land in Somersham as well as other properties which he rented. 

 

At twenty years old, Thomas was the first of his brothers and sisters to marry, and it appears that he did this twice within a fortnight!  He married Mary SEEKINGS in Somersham on the 29th September 1811.  And he then married Mary again in the parish church of Chatteris, Cambridgeshire on the 10th October of the same year with witnesses William and Elizabeth WHEATON, and Thomas CAMPS.  There is no indication as to the reason for the second ceremony.  Was the calling of banns incomplete when the first marriage took place?  Did Mary's family insist there should be a marriage ceremony in their church in Chatteris as well as that of the WHEATONs in Somersham?  Another of those unsolved mysteries.

 

As with all the sons in the family, Thomas was a Butcher.  For so many of the family to follow the same occupation must have caused some problems.  Thomas's father was a Butcher in Somersham, three of Thomas's uncles had already set up businesses in Bluntisham, Colne and Chatteris and all four of Thomas's brothers were also Butchers; William went to Bluntisham, Joseph to Cambridge and Philip probably went to Lincolnshire where his son was baptised in 1831, although Philip was buried in Somersham the following year.  This meant that besides father William earning his living as a Butcher in Somersham, Thomas and his brother Robert also had to find sufficient work to support their families.  It was actually Robert's son and grandson who continued the business in Somersham until the end of the nineteenth century.

 

Thomas and Mary had their first child, Robert, on the 26th November 1813.  Eighteen months later they had a second son, John, on the 19th February 1815.  Neither child was baptised whilst still a baby, this event for both children taking place in the parish church on the 22nd June 1817.  A daughter, Hannah, was the next child, born on the 15th April 1818, baptised on the 10th May 1818, but buried on the 23rd August 1820 aged two and a half years.  In Huntingdonshire and the surrounding counties at this time there was considerable support for non-conformist churches.  Perhaps this, or maybe the death of their daughter, caused several WHEATON families not to have their children baptised in the local parish church.  The existence of the next two children in the family was only ascertained from details in census returns.  A son, William, was born between 1819 and 1822, and a daughter Ann about 1825.

 

Within a few years of the birth of this daughter it would appear that Thomas was having difficulty in supporting his family.  In the Overseers Accounts, on the 11th December 1829 Thomas WHEATON received 12/-d from the Poor Rate collected by the Overseers.  As the other WHEATON mentioned, a Robert, (one of Carol PYENTA's family) was only receiving 2/-d this was a large amount for Thomas and his family.  He received a further 5/- on Christmas Eve and 10/6d on New Year’s Day.  Further amounts were paid totalling £3. 4s. 6d. by the end of March 1830.  Payments were not made again to Thomas until the November of 1830 when he received £1.0s.0d on the 5th November, and a further £1.1s. 0d on the 18th of the same month.  At some time during that year Thomas and Mary had their last child, Hannah, another daughter, although she was not baptised until 1838, after the death of her father, when she was eight years old.

 

It could have been that the reason why Thomas was not able to support his family was because he was not well for he was only 40 years old when he was buried on the 6th November 1836 at St John the Baptist in Somersham, which was three months after the death of his father.  Of the children of William and Elizabeth who survived to adulthood, Thomas was the second son to die, as his brother, Philip, died at the age of 27 in 1832 (as mentioned above).

 

Thomas left his wife Mary with five children ranging in age from Robert at 23 to Hannah aged 6.  In the February after Thomas's death Mary was renting a house and barn owned by William WOODS.   The rateable value was £3.5s.0d and the rates 4/-½d. paid for by the Overseers of the Poor.  By 1841 Mary was earning a living as a Washerwoman and her three sons, Robert, John and William, all still living at home, had broken with family tradition and were Agricultural Labourers.  The family lived in High Street North in Somersham, together with Ann WHEATON, Mary's widowed mother-in-law.  She was shown as "Independent" on the Census, so it would appear that her husband, William, did leave her financially secure.  Mary certainly was not in this position as in the December of that year, still living in a house owned by William WOODS, with rateable value £3.5s.0d., the rates of 1/2d were again paid by the Overseers of the Poor.

 

Over the next few years Mary's financial position should have improved.  It would appear that her mother-in-law (Ann WHEATON née GUNTON) moved to Cambridge, probably to be near her two daughters, Mary and Phoebe.  Ann died in 1843 so there could have been property left to her by her husband which could have benefited Mary.  Mary's eldest son, Robert, was lodging in Clenchwarton, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire by 1851.  Also, two of Mary's children married, her daughter Ann to William BATEMAN in 1842, and her son William to Ann ASPINALL in 1844.  However, there was probably nothing to inherit, and with the loss of support from her two sons and her daughter, Mary continued to have money problems because on the 17th August 1843 her nephew, Robert WHEATON of Cranbrook, paid a total of 11½d towards the church rate of which 5d. was for himself and 6½d was for his Aunt.  Maybe things had improved by the 30th April 1846 when Mary WHEATON, with a house in Front Street, with rateable value £3.5s0d, paid the rates of 6½d. There was another Mary WHEATON entry for Freeman Yard, rateable value £2.10s.0d, rates 5d.  At this time, except for Mary BENTON, the wife of Robert, there does not appear to be another Mary WHEATON in Somersham, so perhaps, if this Mary  was Mary SEEKINGS, who gave her occupation in 1841 as a Washerwoman, she needed a yard in which to carry out her work.

 

In April 1847 Mary WHEATON was again shown in the Overseers Rates Book as occupying a House in Front Street owned by W. WOODS.  Although at this time a rateable value of £3.5s0d was shown with rates of 3/3d. in August 1847 there appears no owner and Mary is shown as not having to pay rates as she was "only a lodger".  In June 1844 her son William had married, and in February 1848 Mary was living with this son and his wife.  They are shown as occupying a house and yard owned by ASPINALL. The Rateable Value was £2.0s.0d and the Rates 2/-d.

 

As William and Anne's family grew, perhaps there was no room for Mary to continue living with her son and his wife.  In 1851, at the age of 62, she was living at West End in St Ives, and was working as a Nurse in the home of Thomas EARL, a Farmer, Brewer and Innkeeper.  It must have been a busy household with Thomas's mother, wife, four children and two servants.  We next find Mary in 1871 in a much quieter environment, back in Somersham in Squire Lane as a Companion, to Elizabeth WARBOYS who was in receipt of an Annuity.  Mary WHEATON née SEEKINGS died on the 8th October 1872 in Somersham of "Old Age".  She was 85 years old and the informant of her death was Jane RUFF.

 

Of the remaining children of Thomas and Mary, other than William and Ann whose marriage was mentioned above, all left Somersham.  Hannah went to London as a Housemaid at Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, Middlesex in the home of Walter GRIFFITHS a General Practitioner.  She married George SMITH at Holy Trinity in Islington on the 9th May 1852 with James SMITH and Phebe ADAMS as witnesses.  John had also left Somersham by 1851 as he was lodging at 4 Mottram Road, Manchester with a Joseph ROWLAND and his family before moving to 24 Chorlton Road, Manchester by 1854.  He married Mary HIBBERT on the 21st May 1854 in Manchester Cathedral with witnesses William HIGGINBOTHAM and Ann HIBBERT.  Mary died of Small Pox in The Royal Infirmary in Manchester in 1871 and by 1881 John was lodging at 129 East Street, Gorton, Lancashire with Jeremiah BARLOW and his family. Through the years he had a variety of occupations besides Agricultural Labourer.  He was an Excavator, Hawker and General Labourer.   He died of Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema aged 78 in 1888 at the "Little Sister of the Poor", 201 Plymouth Grove, Chorlton Upon Medlock, Lancashire, where the superintendent was A CLAVE, who was the informant of the death.  The eldest son in the family, Robert, did stay in Somersham for a while.  He had a son, Philip, and then married the mother, Margaret Scott PARKER in Somersham on the 30th January 1860.  He and Margaret had another child, John, in 1857 in Somersham, but then he moved to London, had other children, and by 1863 was living at 5 Guildford Place, Clerkenwell, Middlesex.  By 1867 the family were at 16 William Street, Newington and Robert was living there when he died of Small Pox at the Small Pox Hospital in Upper Holloway on the 28th February in that year.  Despite this particular family moving to London, it would appear that Robert's son Philip, for several years, kept in touch with the descendants of William and Ann ASPINALL.

 

More About Thomas WHEATON:

A Chart Number: SEEKINGS 0700/WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0600

Baptism: 20 March 1791, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 6 November 1836, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: 1817, 1818 Butcher; 1829, 1838 Labourer (deceased)

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Mary SEEKINGS:

Addresses

1811        Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

1841        High Street North, Somersham, Huntingdonshire (Mother-in-law living with the family)

1851        West End, St Ives, Huntingdonshire as a Nurse in home of Thomas EARL

1861        Not found

1871        Squire Lane, Somersham, Huntingdonshire as a Companion to Elizabeth WARBOYS

 

More About Mary SEEKINGS:

A Chart Number: SEEKINGS 0700/WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0600

Baptism: 20 July 1788, Witcham, Cambridgeshire172

Burial: October 1872

Cause of Death: Old Age; Certified

Occupation: 1841 Washerwoman; 1851 Nurse; 1871 Companion and  Pauper

Present at death: Jane RUFF of Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Residences: See Notes

       

Children of Thomas WHEATON and Mary SEEKINGS are:

48.            i.    Robert10 WHEATON, b. 26 November 1813, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. 28 February 1867, Small Pox Hospital, Upper Holloway, Middlesex Age 55.

                 ii.    John WHEATON173,174,175, b. 19 February 1815, Somersham, Huntingdonshire176,177,178; d. 3 September 1888, Little Sisters of the Poor, 201 Plymouth Grove, Chorlton upon Medlock, Lancashire Age 73179; m. Mary HIBBERT, 21 May 1854, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire179; b. 1820, Warmill, Derbyshire180; d. 28 September 1871, Royal Infirmary, Manchester, Lancashire Age 52181,182.

 

Notes for John WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        High Street North, Somersham, Huntingdonshire (Mother-in-law living with the family)

1851        4 Mottram Road, Manchester, Lancashire, lodging with Joseph ROWLAND, his wife

                3 sons and 2 daughters.  Joseph was born in Derbyshire, but his wife and children

                were born in Cheshire.

1854        24 Chorlton Street, Manchester, Lancashire

1861        Various searches have been made in Manchester and Gorton but John has not been

                found.

1871        59 Morton Street, Gorton, Lancashire

1881        129 Earl Street, Gorton, Lancashire lodging with Hannah GENTLE and her son.

                Also in same property was another lodger, William TYRER

1888        Victoria Street, Longsight, Lancashire    

 

More About John WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0600

Baptism: 22 June 1817, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: September 1888

Cause of Death: Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema

Informant of Death: 1888, A Clave, Superintendent Little Sisters of the Poor

Occupation: 1841 Ag Lab; 1851 Rail Lab; 1854 Excavator; 1871 Labourer; 1881 Hawker; 1888 General Labourer

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Mary HIBBERT:

Addresses

1854        24 Chorlton Street, Manchester, Lancashire

1861        Not found

1871        59 Morton Street, Gorton, Lancashire

 

More About Mary HIBBERT:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0600

Burial: September 1871

Cause of Death: Small pox certified182

Informant of Death: Fanny GILCHRIST, In attendance at Royal Infirmary, Manchester, Lancashire182

Residences: See Notes

 

                iii.    Hannah WHEATON, b. 15 April 1818, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. August 1820, Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 2½.

 

More About Hannah WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0600

Baptism: 10 May 1818, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 23 August 1820, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

 

49.          iv.    William WHEATON, b. Bet. 1819 - 1822, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. 25 March 1887, Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 68.

50.           v.    Ann WHEATON, b. Abt. 1824, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. April - June 1907, Burnley, Lancashire age 82 (possible death).

51.          vi.    Hannah WHEATON, b. 1829, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. April - June 1865, Clerkenwell District, London (possible death).

 

 

21.  Robert9 WHEATON (William8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1)183,184,185 was born Abt. 1792 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire186,187,188, and died 12 December 1871 in St Ives Union, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire Age 80189.  He married Mary GREEN190 1813 in Wisbech St Peters, Cambridgeshire190.  She was born Abt. 1790, and died September 1825 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire.

 

Notes for Robert WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        High Street South, Somersham, Huntingdonshire, living in same property as William HASLOT

                and family, but with John BURY (40) Thomas BURY (17) and George BURY (12) all Match Men

                born outside Huntingdonshire

1851        High Street, Somersham, Huntingdonshire, lodging with his son John and family

1857        St Ives Union, St Ives, Huntingdonshire leaving on the 24th May, but returning on the 5th

                June.

1861        Main Street, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

                or

                St Ives Union Workhouse, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire

1864-1871

                He could have been in the Workhouse several times between 1864 and 1871.

1871        St Ives Union Workhouse, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire

 

In 1827 a Robert WHEATON, a butcher from Somersham, had two conflicts with the law involving three events.  On each occasion he had turned sheep to graze on the Somersham Turnpike Road, in the first instance a total of fifty animals were involved.  He was fined 5/-d for the first two offences and £2 for the third, with a total of £2. 12s. 6d for costs. (Elsewhere we have found that such roads were let to different individuals in the parish for grazing and in return the hirer was responsible for the upkeep of the road.  Probably therefore, the grazing rights on the Somersham Turnpike road belonged to someone other than Robert).

 

1850 - Robert WHEATON accused Samuel THORP of stealing two waistcoats valued at 2/-s and a handkerchief valued at 3d.  The crime was at Hemingford Grey on the 5th June 1850.  Samuel THORP was also accused of receiving.  He was found no guilty

 

1852 - Robert WHEATON accused Samuel THORPE of stealing from his clothing

 

Information from Roland ASPINALL 9.11.1993

     In May 1857 Robert WHEATON was in the St Ives Union (Workhouse).  He was discharged at his own request on the 24th May 1857, but was re-admitted on the 5th June 1857.  He was probably in the Workhouse again from 1864 to 1871.  The records show that he was born on the 10th May 1790 in Somersham and imply that he was a widower having worked in earlier years as a Farm Labourer.  In 1871 he was "not able bodied".  In 1867 he is recorded as being a religious dissenter, but another record shows him to be Church of England.

 

More About Robert WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0602

Baptism: 24 June 1792, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 15 December 1871, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire191,192

Occupation: 1841, 1846 Butcher; 1851 Calf Jobber; 1861 Cattle Driver or Formerly Butcher; 1871 Butcher

Residences: See Notes

 

More About Mary GREEN:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0602

Burial: 4 September 1825, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

       

Children of Robert WHEATON and Mary GREEN are:

52.            i.    William10 WHEATON, b. 4 July 1813, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. Aft. 1861, Australia?.

                 ii.    Jane WHEATON, b. 2 November 1815, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. December 1822, Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 8.

 

More About Jane WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0602

Baptism: 23 July 1817, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 27 December 1822, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

 

53.           iii.    Robert WHEATON, b. 29 March 1816, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. January - March 1900, Thorne District, Yorkshire Age 84.

54.          iv.    John WHEATON, b. Abt. 1820, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. 18 March 1875, Somersham, Huntingdonshire Age 55.

55.           v.    Philip WHEATON, b. Abt. 1821, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. 1 February 1904, Union Workhouse, Newcastle, Northumberland Age 83.

 

 

22.  Elizabeth9 WHEATON (William8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 1794193, and died Bef. 1841.  She married Francis HIDE 20 July 1813 in St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire.  He was born Abt. 1789 in Not in Huntingdonshire194, and died Bet. April - June 1849 in St Ives District, Huntingdonshire (possible death)195.

 

More About Elizabeth WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/HIDE 0601

Baptism: 25 May 1794, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

 

Notes for Francis HIDE:

Addresses

1813        March, Cambridgeshire

1841        High Street, Somersham, Cambridgeshire as HYDE (no wife present, just sons)

 

More About Francis HIDE:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/HIDE 0601

Occupation: 1813 Joiner; 1841 Sawyer

Residences: See notes

 

Marriage Notes for Elizabeth WHEATON and Francis HIDE:

Married with parents' consent

       

Children of Elizabeth WHEATON and Francis HIDE are:

56.            i.    Phillip10 HIDE/HYDE, b. Abt. 1828, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. October - December 1878, Poplar District, Middlesex age 48 (possible death).

                 ii.    Robert HIDE/HYDE196, b. Abt. 1831, Huntingdonshire196; d. Unknown, See Notes.

 

Notes for Robert HIDE/HYDE:

Addresses

1841        High Street, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

1851        Not found

                There is a Robert HIDE lodging in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire who was born Colne,

                Huntingdonshire.  Is this our man? 

 

                There is also a Robert HIDE death in March quarter 1854 in the St Neots District,

                Huntingdonshire and one in December 1858 in the St Ives District, Huntingdonshire. 

 

               On ancestry there was just the one census return for a Robert HIDE and one in 1891 for a

               Robert HYDE.

 

                There was one Robert HIDE marriage in 1839 and three Robert HYDE marriages in 1839,

                1852 and 1883.

 

                So, no clues anywhere!

 

More About Robert HIDE/HYDE:

A Chart Number: HIDE 0601

Residences: See Notes

 

 

23.  Joseph9 WHEATON (William8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1)197,198,199 was born Abt. 1797 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire200,201,202, and died Bet. April - June 1870 in Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire Age 73203.  He married (1) Mary or Martha UNKNOWN wife of Joseph WHEATON Bef. 1819204.  She was born Abt. 1802204, and died Bef. 1819.  He married (2) Elizabeth WILSON205,206,207,208 23 June 1819 in St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  She was born Bet. 1790 - 1794 in March or Histon, Cambridgeshire209,210,211,212, and died Bet. April - June 1878 in Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire Age 89213.

 

Notes for Joseph WHEATON:

Addresses

1831        George Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1841        Newmarket Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1851        East Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire as WEATON

                In the same house, besides daughter Martha PETERS and her son Joseph,

                there was a servant, Susannah SHADMOLT, Age 45, born Cambridge,

                Cambridgeshire and 7, possibly 8 lodgers: Christopher BARRETT (68)

                born Faversham, Kent and Charles RUTHERFORD (28) Tailor born Cambridge,

                Cambridgeshire, both widowers, Lamtaff (20) and George (48) DELLOR and

                James GALOR (31) all Labourer's, and Frederick TURNER (25) Gardener,

                all four unmarried and born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Frederick

                ROWLINSON (19) Shoemaker born in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire and

                James LONGLAND (55) a Schoolmaster form Buckden, Kent.

1861        11 Honey Hill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. 

                Living with them was a grandson, Joseph PETERS

 

A Joseph WHEATON appears in the Court, Land & Probate, England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892, Cambridgeshire records for the Epiphany term 1830.  Does this information apply to this Joseph WHEATON?

Joseph WHEATON : Offence - Converting to his own use property he had found : Sentence - Judgement arrested

 

Although the occupation does not appear to match all other Joseph WHEATONs are too young to be the one below.  But the address is right and then the next entry mentions "Butcher" so I think this is the right man

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/20738/pages/1993

Gazette Issue 20738 published on the 28 May 1847. Page 35 of 44

"Whereas a Petition, of Joseph WHEATON, at present, and for two years and a half last past, residing on the East Road, Barnwell, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Retailer of Beer and Carter, an insolvent debtor....."  The Notice goes on to say that Joseph WHEATON is required to appear in court on the 9th June at 11 in the forenoon for his first examination.

 

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/20749/pages/2399

Gazette Issue 20749 published on the 29 June 1847. Page 25 of 40

"Whereas a Petition, of Joseph WHEATON, at present, and for two years and a half last past, residing on the East Road, Barnwell, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Retailer of Beer, Carter, Butcher, Dealer in Pigs, an insolvent debtor....."  The Notice goes on to say that Joseph WHEATON is required to appear in court on the 15th July next at Basinghall Street in the City of London

 

More About Joseph WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0607

Baptism: 5 February 1797, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: 1821, 1825, 1827, 1831, 1841, 1842, 1850, 1851, 1861 Butcher

Residences: See Notes

 

More About Mary or Martha UNKNOWN wife of Joseph WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0607

 

Notes for Elizabeth WILSON:

Addresses

1841        Newmarket Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1851        East Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire as WEATON

                In the same house, besides daughter Martha PETERS and her son Joseph,

                there was a servant, Susannah SHADMOLT, Age 45, born Cambridge,

                Cambridgeshire and 7, possibly 8 lodgers: Christopher BARRETT (68)

                born Faversham, Kent and Charles RUTHERFORD (28) Tailor born Cambridge,

                Cambridgeshire, both widowers, Lamtaff (20) and George (48) DELLOR and

                James GALOR (31) all Labourer's, and Frederick TURNER (25) Gardener,

                all four unmarried and born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Frederick

                ROWLINSON (19) Shoemaker born in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire and

                James LONGLAND (55) a Schoolmaster form Buckden, Kent.

1861        11 Honey Hill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  Living with them was a grandson, Joseph

                PETERS

1871        11 Honey Hill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

More About Elizabeth WILSON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0607

Occupation: 1851 Cook

Residences: See Notes

       

Child of Joseph WHEATON and Mary WHEATON is:

57.            i.    Martha10 WHEATON, b. Bef. 1819, Barnwell, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; d. Bet. July - September 1852, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire (possible death).

 

       

Children of Joseph WHEATON and Elizabeth WILSON are:

                 ii.    William John10 WHEATON214,215,216, b. Abt. 1821, Barnwell, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire217,218,219; d. September 1862, Fulbourn Asylum, Cambridgeshire Age 22220; m. Mary Anne STANLEY221, 29 September 1846, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire222; b. Abt. 1824, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire223; d. Bet. July - September 1883, Chesterton District, Cambridgeshire age 58224.

 

Notes for William John WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Newmarket Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1846        Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

1851        61 East Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1855        East Road, Barnwell, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1861        County Lunatic Asylum, Cambridgeshire

 

A William WHEATON born about 1821 appears in the Court, Land & Probate, England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892, Cambridgeshire records for the 20 June1848.  Does this information apply to this William John WHEATON?

William WHEATON : Offence - Larceny : Sentence - 3 months

 

More About William John WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0607/PIDDOCK/WHEATON 0500

Baptism: 14 April 1821, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Burial: 15 September 1862, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Occupation: 1846 Printer; 1851 Printer's Warehouseman; 1855 Shopkeeper; 1861 Warehouseman

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Mary Anne STANLEY:

Addresses

1846        Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

1851        61 East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1861        68 East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  Living with her was Emma WILSON,

                a niece,  (Husband in hospital at this date)

1863        East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1871        33 Shelly Row, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (remarried)

1881        High Street, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

                Living with Emma ROSE (58) married, no husband present, Baker's wife born Chesterton,

                Cambridgeshire together with husband Frederick and his son Frederick.  Frederick PIDDOCK

                was the brother of Emma ROSE. Also living with them was niece Fanny STANLEY (27)

                Dressmaker born Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

 

Mary Ann WHEATON née STANLEY remarried to a Frederick Matthew PIDDOCK 10 February 1863 in St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.    Frederick had been married previously and as his descendants will not appear on the Thomas WHEATON's Family Tree details of Frederick PIDDOCKS family are shown below:

 

                                 Descendants of Frederick Matthew PIDDOCK

 

                                                           Generation No. 1

 

1.  Frederick Matthew PIDDOCK  (Frederick) was born Bet. January - March 1839 in St Giles, Cambridgeshire, and died Bet. January - March 1885 in Chesterton District, Cambridgeshire age 48.  He married (1) Mary Ann WRIGHT Bet. April - June 1860 in Chesterton District, Cambridgeshire.  She was born Abt. 1824 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, and died Bet. April - June 1862 in Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire.  He married (2) Mary Anne STANLEY 10 February 1863 in St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, daughter of Richard STANLEY.  She was born Abt. 1824 in Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, and died Bet. July - September 1883 in Chesterton District, Cambridgeshire age 58.

 

Notes for Frederick Matthew PIDDOCK:

Addresses

1841        Mount Pleasant, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

                Living with Matthew PIDDOCK (50) Brewer's Servant, Elizabeth (30), Susan (20), Frederick (2)

                Martha (7 months).  All but Elizabeth born in Cambridgeshire

                (So Frederick was born in 1839)

1851        Not found

1861        Baker's Arms, 32 Shelley Row, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (born 1829)

                Living with them was Nurse Mary FISON (48) born Bottisham, Lode, Cambridgeshire

1863        St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1871        33 Shelly Row, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (with new wife)  (born 1839)

1881        High Street, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire (born 1838)

                Living as brother with Emma ROSE (58) married, no husband present, Baker's wife born

                Chesterton, Cambridgeshire together with wife Mary Ann and son Frederick.  Also living with

                them was niece Fanny STANLEY (27) Dressmaker born Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

 

More About Frederick Matthew PIDDOCK:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0607/PIDDOCK/WHEATON 0500

Occupation: 1861 Grocer & Publican; 1871, 1881 Baker

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Mary Ann WRIGHT:

Addresses

1861        Baker's Arms, 32 Shelley Row, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

                Living with them was Nurse Mary FISON (48) born Bottisham, Lode, Cambridgeshire

 

Notes for, and More About, Mary Anne STANLEY:

Included in Thomas WHEATON's Family Tree

 

More About Frederick PIDDOCK and Mary STANLEY:

Marriage: 10 February 1863, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Witnesses: Stephen PURKIS, Elizabeth WARRINGTON

Child of Frederick PIDDOCK and Mary WRIGHT is:

2.      i.      Frederick William PIDDOCK, b. Bet. April - June 1861, St Giles, Cambridgeshire; d.

                                Bet. October - December 1893, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire age 32.

 

 

                                                         Generation No. 2

 

2.  Frederick William PIDDOCK (Frederick Matthew2, Frederick1) was born Bet. April - June 1861 in St Giles, Cambridgeshire, and died Bet. October - December 1893 in Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire age 32.  He married Julia Constance GENTLE Bet. October - December 1883 in Chesterton District, Cambridgeshire.  She was born Abt. 1861 in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, and died Bet. January - March 1940 Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire Age 79

 

Notes for Frederick William PIDDOCK:

Addresses

1861        Baker's Arms, 32 Shelley Row, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

                Living with them was Nurse Mary FISON (48) born Bottisham, Lode, Cambridgeshire

1871        33 Shelly Row, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1881        High Street, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

                Living with Emma ROSE (58) married, no husband present, Baker's wife born Chesterton,

                Cambridgeshire together parents.  Father, Frederick PIDDOCK, was the brother of Emma

                ROSE. Also living with them was niece Fanny STANLEY (27) Dressmaker born Chesterton,

                Cambridgeshire

1891        1 Spotted Cow Yard, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

More About Frederick William PIDDOCK:

A Chart Number: PIDDOCK/WHEATON 0500/PIDDOCK 0400

Occupation: 1871 Scholar; 1891 Fish Curer

 

Notes for Julia Constance GENTLE:

Addresses

1891        1 Spotted Cow Yard, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1901        26 Vicarage Fen, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire as a widow

1911        4 Doric Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

                Also with the family was Lydia Malcolm BARKER aged 13 born 1898 School,

                born Annan, Scotland, this should, I think be a daughter of Robert's first marriage

                but she appears on the Census as Step-Daughte

 

Julia Constance PIDDOCK née GENTLE married again in the June quarter 1908 Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire to Robert Malcolm BARKER born about 1857 Great Chesterford, Cambridgeshire; d. Bet. July - September 1919 Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire age 62

 

More About Julia Constance GENTLE:

A Chart Number: PIDDOCK/WHEATON 0500/PIDDOCK 0400

Occupation: 1901 Ironer at Laundry

 

Children of Frederick PIDDOCK and Julia GENTLE are:

i.      Charles Frederick PIDDOCK, b. Bet. April - June 1884, Chesterton,

                                Cambridgeshire

 

                                Notes for Charles Frederick PIDDOCK:

                                Addresses

                                1891        1 Spotted Cow Yard, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

                                1901        26 Vicarage Fen, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

                                1911        Not found (nor in USA)

 

                                More About Charles Frederick PIDDOCK:

                                A Chart Number: PIDDOCK 0400

                                Occupation: 1891 Scholar; 1901 Porter at Music Warehouse

 

ii.      Arthur William PIDDOCK, b. Bet. July - September 1885, Chesterton,

                                Cambridgeshire.

 

                                Notes for Arthur William PIDDOCK:

                                Addresses

                                1891        1 Spotted Cow Yard, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

                                1901        Not found (nor in USA)

 

                                More About Arthur William PIDDOCK:

                                A Chart Number: PIDDOCK 0400

                                Occupation: 1891 Scholar

 

iii.     Frederick William PIDDOCK, b. Bet. April - June 1889, Chesterton,

                                Cambridgeshire

 

                                Notes for Frederick William PIDDOCK:

                                Addresses

                                1891        1 Spotted Cow Yard, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

                                1901        26 Vicarage Fen, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

                                1911        Not found (nor in USA)

 

                                More About Frederick William PIDDOCK:

                                A Chart Number: PIDDOCK 0400

                                Occupation: 1891 Scholar

 

iv.    Florence PIDDOCK, b. 9 October 1895, Chesterton,  Cambridgeshire;

                                d. Bet. January - March 1976 Cambridge District,  Cambridgeshire

 

                                Notes for Florence PIDDOCK:

                                Addresses

                                A Chart Number: PIDDOCK 0400

                                1901        26 Vicarage Fen, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

                                More About Florence PIDDOCK:

                                A Chart Number: PIDDOCK 0400

                                Occupation: 1891 Scholar; 1911 Domestic Servant

 

End of Frederick Matthew PIDDOCK Descendant Report

 

More About Mary Anne STANLEY:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0607/PIDDOCK/WHEATON 0500

Occupation: 1851, 1861 Shopkeeper

Residences: See Notes

 

                iii.    Mary Ann WHEATON225, b. Abt. 1825, Barnwell, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire225; d. Bet. October - December 1860, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire (possible death)226; m. (1) James Elbourne WALLIS, 25 December 1845, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; b. Bef. 1824; d. Bet. April - June 1846, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire226; m. (2) John Henry WRIGHT, 5 February 1850, Christchurch, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; b. Abt. 1819, Pakefield, Suffolk227; d. Bet. January - March 1860, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire (possible death)228.

 

Notes for Mary Ann WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1845        East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1850        East Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1851        Mount Pleasant, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

                A General Servant was James COOK (56) widower born Bedford, Bedfordshire

 

More About Mary Ann WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0607

Baptism: 26 June 1825, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for James Elbourne WALLIS:

Addresses

1845        East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

More About James Elbourne WALLIS:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0607

Occupation: 1845 Printer

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for John Henry WRIGHT:

Addresses

1850        Staffordshire Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1851        Mount Pleasant, St Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

                A General Servant was James COOK (56) widower born Bedford, Bedfordshire

 

More About John Henry WRIGHT:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0607

Occupation: 1850 Baker; 1851 Baker, Grocer and Publican

Residences: See Notes

 

58.          iv.    Joseph WHEATON, b. Abt. 1827, George Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; d. Bet. April - June 1877, Newmarket Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 49.

                v.    George WHEATON, b. Abt. 1831, George Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; d. April 1834, George Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 3 years 8 months229.

 

More About George WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0607

Baptism: 2 October 1831, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Burial: 13 April 1834, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

 

24.  Philip9 WHEATON (William8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 1805 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire, and died October 1832 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire.  He met (1) Elizabeth BECK.  She was born Abt. 1810230, and died Unknown.  He married (2) Sarah Ann DUNHAM231 7 September 1829 in Holbeach, Lincolnshire232.  She was born Abt. 1799233, and died Bet. October - December 1838 in WIsbech District, Cambridgeshire (possible death)234.

 

Notes for Philip WHEATON:

Addresses

1830        River Lane, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

An Ann BECK was baptised at St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire on the 21st October 1832.  She was the daughter of Elizabeth BECK and a Philip WHEATON.  Given the ages of the various Philips we think that this one is the father of Ann.  However, he was buried before the baptism of his reputed daughter!

 

More About Philip WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0603

Baptism: 5 April 1807, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 7 October 1832, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: Butcher; 1830 Labourer

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Elizabeth BECK:

Addresses

1841        Not found

 

More About Elizabeth BECK:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0603

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Sarah Ann DUNHAM:

Addresses

1841        Not found

 

Sarah Ann DUNHAM was married before, and again after, she married Philip WHEATON.  Details of these marriages do not appear on Thomas WHEATON's Family Tree so have been included below:

 

                                               Descendants of Sarah Ann DUNHAM

 

                                                              Generation No. 1

 

1.  Sarah Ann DUNHAM  (Edward) was born Abt. 1799, and died Bet. October - December 1838 Wisbech District, Cambridgeshire (possible death).  She married (1) Ephraim EASEY or EASEA 1819 in St Nicholas, Manea, Cambridgeshire.  He was born Abt. 1794, and died Bef. 1829.  She married (2) Philip WHEATON 7 September 1829 in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, son of William WHEATON and Ann GUNTON.  He was born Abt. 1805 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire, and died October 1832 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire.  She married (3) William SHARPE 28 August 1833 in St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire.  He was born Abt. 1794, and died Bet. October - December 1838 Wisbech District, Cambridgeshire (possible death).  William SHARPE had been married previously.

 

Notes for, and More about, Sarah Ann DUNHAM:

Included in Thomas WHEATON Family Tree

 

Notes for Ephraim EASEY or EASEA:

Addresses

????        Hilgay, Cambridgeshire

 

More About Ephraim EASEY or EASEA:

Occupation: Labourer

 

Notes for, and More, About Philip WHEATON:

Included in Thomas WHEATON's Family Tree

 

More About Philip WHEATON and Sarah DUNHAM:

Marriage: 7 September 1829, Holbeach, Lincolshire

Witnesses: Eleanor DIXON, William DONCASTER, John KITCHEN (Probably parish clerk)

 

Notes for William SHARPE:

Addresses

1833        Sutton in Ely, Cambridgeshire

1841        Not found

       

Child of Sarah DUNHAM and Ephraim EASEA is:

        i.      Edward EASEY, b. Abt. 1820.

 

                                Notes for Edward EASEY:

                                Addresses

                                1841        Not found

 

                                More About Edward EASEY:

                                Baptism: 21 June 1820, St Nicholas, Manea, Cambridgeshire

       

Children of Sarah DUNHAM and Philip WHEATON are: (full details in Thomas WHEATON's Family Tree)

        ii.      Sarah Ann WHEATON, b. Abt. 1830, River Lane, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge,

                                Cambridgeshire; m. Joseph WILSON, 25 December 1850, Holy Trinity, Halifax,

                                Yorkshire; b. Abt. 1829, Sowerby, Yorkshire

2.     iii.     George (Dunham) WHEATON, b. Abt. 1831, Stamford, Lincolnshire; d. Bet. October -

                                December 1902, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire Age 71.

 

End of Sarah Ann DUNHAM Report

 

 

More About Sarah Ann DUNHAM:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0603

Baptism: 6 January 1799, Manea, Cambridgeshire235

       

Child of Philip WHEATON and Elizabeth BECK is:

                 i.    Ann10 BECK, b. Abt. 1832; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Ann BECK:

Addresses

1841        Not found

 

More About Ann BECK:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0603

Baptism: 21 October 1832, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Residences: See Notes

 

       

Children of Philip WHEATON and Sarah DUNHAM are:

                 ii.    Sarah Ann10 WHEATON236, b. Abt. 1830, River Lane, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire236; d. Unknown, See Notes; m. Joseph WILSON, 25 December 1850, Holy Trinity, Halifax, Yorkshire; b. Abt. 1829, Sowerby, Yorkshire237; d. Unknown, See Notes.

 

Notes for Sarah Ann WHEATON:

Address

1841        Field End, Manea, Cambridgeshire

                A Sarah WHEATON, Age 11, born Cambridge was living with a Sarah DUNHAM, Age 69

                Independent, born Cambridgeshire.  Was this Sarah's grandmother?

1850        Halifax, Yorkshire

1851        Ashton Clough, Liversedge, Yorkshire indexed as born Camberley, Cambridgeshire

1861        Not found

 

                Further information not available as 12 Joseph deaths between 1851 and 1861,

                2 Sarah Ann deaths and 3 Sarah Ann marriages in the Halifax District alone.

 

More About Sarah Ann WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0603

Baptism: 8 August 1830, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Joseph WILSON:

Addresses

1850        Halifax, Yorkshire

1851        Ashton Clough, Liversedge, Yorkshire

1861        Not found

                Further information not available as  12 Joseph deaths between 1851 and 1861,

                2 Sarah Ann deaths and 3 Sarah Ann marriages in the Halifax District alone.

 

More About Joseph WILSON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0603

Occupation: 1850, 1851 Carpet Weaver

Residences: See Notes

 

Marriage Notes for Sarah WHEATON and Joseph WILSON:

Sarah Ann was a minor at the time of her marriage

 

59.           iii.    George (Dunham) WHEATON, b. Abt. 1831, Stamford, Lincolnshire; d. Bet. October - December 1902, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire Age 71.

 

 

25.  Phebe or Phoebe9 WHEATON (William8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1)238 was born 5 November 1806 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire238, and died Bet. October - December 1880 in Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire Age 75239.  She married John WESSON240 8 November 1828 in St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire.  He was born Abt. 1811 in Cambridgeshire or Somersham, Huntingdonshire241, and died Bet. April - June 1866 in Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire age 66 (so born 1800?)242.

 

Notes for Phebe or Phoebe WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Sun Street, St Benedict, St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

                Living with them was William LUNN (70) Wheelwright.

                Also with a home in the same property was Ann WHEATON (35) Female Servant not

                born in Cambridge.  She was the sister of Phoebe.

1851        Crown and Anchor, 10 Crown Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. 

                Living with them was father William WESSON (80) born in Somersham, Huntingdonshire

1861        Crown and Anchor, 26 Crown Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. 

                Living with them was daughter Ann SMITH (30) widow, daughter Ruth WESSON (21) and

                granddaughter Emma WESSON (7) Scholar born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

                Boarding with them was Henry H SAVORY (49) unmarried Goldsmith and Jeweller born

                Chelsea, Middlesex.  A Visitor was Charles SMITH (47) Unmarried, Brewer's Labourer

                born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1871        15 Ram Yard, Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire as Phebe a widow

                Living as Mother-in-law with daughter Ann and her family.

                Boarding with them was Ann LAWRENCE (76) married (no husband present) Whitesmith's

                wife born Somersham, Huntingdonshire. Living with them was niece Agnes E WESSON (17)

                Milliner born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and General Servant Ellen ABLETH (17) born

                Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

 

More About Phebe or Phoebe WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WESSON 0600

Baptism: 21 November 1806, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: 1871 Annuitant

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for John WESSON:

Addresses

1841        Sun Street, St Benedict, St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

                Living with them was William LUNN (70) Wheelwright.

                Also with a home in the same property was Ann WHEATON (35) Female Servant not

                born in Cambridge.  She was the sister of Phoebe.

1851        Crown and Anchor, 10 Crown Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. 

                Living with them was father William WESSON (80) born in Somersham, Huntingdonshire

1861        Crown and Anchor, 26 Crown Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. 

                Living with them was daughter Ann SMITH (30) widow, daughter Ruth WESSON (21) and

                granddaughter Emma WESSON (7) Scholar born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

                Boarding with them was Henry H SAVORY (49) unmarried Goldsmith and Jeweller born

                Chelsea, Middlesex.  A Visitor was Charles SMITH (47) Unmarried, Brewer's Labourer

                born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

More About John WESSON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WESSON 0600

Occupation: 1841 Wheelwright; 1851 Inn Keeper; 1861 Publican and Furniture Broker

Residences: See Notes

       

Children of Phebe WHEATON and John WESSON are:

60.            i.    Ann10 WESSON, b. Abt. 1831, Cambridgeshire (1841) or Somersham, Huntingdonshire (1861); d. Bet. April - June 1886, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire age 55.

61.            ii.    Mary WESSON, b. Abt. 1836, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; d. Bet. October - December 1873, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire age 36 as ELLWOOD.

                iii.    Ruth WESSON243, b. Bet. July - September 1838, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire244,245,246; d. Bet. April - June 1862, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire246; m. Augustus George BERRY247,248, Bet. October - December 1861, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire249; b. Abt. 1834, Shripton, Cambridgeshire250; d. Bet. July - September 1888, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire age 54251.

 

Notes for Ruth WESSON:

Addresses

1841        Sun Street, St Benedict, St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

1851        Crown and Anchor, 10 Crown Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. 

                Living with them was father William WESSON (80) born in Somersham, Huntingdonshire

1861        Crown and Anchor, 26 Crown Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. 

                Living with them was daughter Ann SMITH (30) widow, and granddaughter Emma WESSON (7)

                Scholar born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

                Boarding with them was Henry H SAVORY (49) unmarried Goldsmith and Jeweller born

                Chelsea, Middlesex.  A Visitor was Charles SMITH (47) Unmarried, Brewer's Labourer

                born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

More About Ruth WESSON:

A Chart Number: WESSON 0600/SMITH/BERRY 0511

Occupation: 1861 Dressmaker

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Augustus George BERRY:

Addresses

1871        15 Ram Yard, Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

                Living with them was Mother-in-law Phebe WESSON

                Boarding with them was Ann LAWRENCE (76) married (no husband present) Whitesmith's

                wife born Somersham, Huntingdonshire. Living with them was niece Agnes E WESSON (17)

                Milliner born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and General Servant Ellen ABLETH (17) born

                Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

1881        15 Ram Inn, The Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

                 A General Servant was Susan NEAVES (15) born Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire

 

Augustus BERRY married two sister, Ann and Ruth WESSON

 

More About Augustus George BERRY:

A Chart Number: WESSON 0600/SMITH/BERRY 0511

Occupation: 1871, 1881 Licensed Victualler

Residences: See Notes

 

 

26.  John9 WHEATON (John8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1)252,253 was born 7 February 1792 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire254,255, and died January 1852 in Norfolk Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 63256.  He married Alice BRADLEY257,258,259 2 May 1809 in St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire.  She was born Abt. 1788 in March or Stoney, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire260,261,262, and died March 1862 in Gold Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 73263.

 

Notes for John WHEATON:

Addresses

1830        Somersham, Huntingdonshire

1830        Earith, Huntingdonshire (1830 Pigots Directory a John WHEATON is shown as Butcher)

1841        Newmarket Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1851        Norfolk Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

                Joan PEAKER sent the following information:

                Bluntisham Meeting House of Non Conformist Church (Baptist)

                                Name John WHEATON (of Earith, butcher)

                                date of membership March 3rd 1814

                                baptised June 1st 1814

                                Name Mrs John WHEATON (of Earith);

                                (re-admitted after suspension)    March 1830

                This would seem to relate to this family so has been included here.

 

More About John WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0701/WHEATON 0604

Burial: 22 January 1852, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Occupation: 1826, 1829, 1830, 1841, 1851 Butcher

Registered: 11 March 1795, Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Alice BRADLEY:

Addresses

1836        Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1841        Newmarket Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1851        Norfolk Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1861        44 Gold Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire with granddaughter,

                Eliza WHEATON, daughter of her son Bradley WHEATON

 

                Joan PEAKER sent the following information:

                Bluntisham Meeting House of Non Conformist Church (Baptist)

                                Name John WHEATON (of Earith, butcher)

                                date of membership March 3rd 1814

                                baptised June 1st 1814

                                Name Mrs John WHEATON (of Earith);

                                (re-admitted after suspension)    March 1830

                This would seem to relate to this family so has been included here.

 

More About Alice BRADLEY:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0701/WHEATON 0604

Baptism: 1836, Cambridge Wesleyan Church, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Burial: 31 March 1862, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Occupation: 1861 Bedridden and Infirm

Residences: See Notes

       

Children of John WHEATON and Alice BRADLEY are:

62.            i.    Ann10 WHEATON, b. 17 February 1810, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. January - March 1893, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire age 83.

                 ii.    William WHEATON264,265,266,267,268, b. Bet. 1813 - 1816, Somersham, Huntingdonshire269,270,271,272,273; d. March 1883, Eden Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 70274.

 

Notes for William WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Newmarket Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1851        Norfolk Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1861        44 Gold Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1871        24 Adam and Eve Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire with nieces

                Eliza WHEATON and Kate LAUGHTON, as well as sister Ruth

1881        24 Adam and Eve Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

More About William WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0604

Burial: 3 March 1883, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Occupation: 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 Printer's Warehouseman

Residences: See Notes

 

63.           iii.    John WHEATON, b. Abt. 1817, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. 25 November 1883, 6 Ainsworth Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 67.

               iv.    Thomas WHEATON, b. Abt. 1819, Barnwell, Cambridgeshire; d. September 1824, Barnwell, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 5275.

 

More About Thomas WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0604

Burial: 21 September 1824, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

64.           v.    Samuel WHEATON, b. Bet. 1821 - 1822, Somersham, Huntingdonshire; d. 2 September 1892, Edmund Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire Age 72.

65.          vi.    Thomas WHEATON, b. Abt. 1826, Barnwell, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; d. April 1865, Adam and Eve Row Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 40.

               vii.    Ruth WHEATON276,277,278,279,280,281, b. Abt. 1828, Barnwell, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire282,283,284,285,286,287; d. Bet. April - June 1904, Workhouse, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 74288,289.

 

Notes for Ruth WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Newmarket Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1851        Norfolk Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1861        44 Gold Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1871        24 Adam and Eve Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire with brother

                William and Thomas, and nieces Eliza WHEATON and Kate LAUGHTON

1881        19 Ellen Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire as Housekeeper

                to Eliza WALLIS, née WHEATON

1891        18 Albert Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire as Housekeeper to her

                sister, Emma LAUGHTON (RG12/1283 folio 72 page 19)

1901        Cambridge Work House, Mill Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

More About Ruth WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0604

Baptism: 17 January 1836, Cambridge Wesleyan Church, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 8 years

Burial: 22 May 1904, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Occupation: 1861, 1871 Laundress; 1881, 1891 Housekeeper; 1901 Needlewoman (Age shown as 78)

Residences: See Notes

 

              viii.    Elizabeth WHEATON, b. Abt. 1829, Barnwell, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; d. Bef. 1837, Possibly died young.

 

More About Elizabeth WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0604

Baptism: 10 May 1829, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

66.          ix.    Bradley WHEATON, b. Abt. 1830, Barnwell, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; d. May 1858, Burleigh Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 28.

67.           x.    Emma Azubah WHEATON, b. Bet. 1832 - 1833, Barnwell, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; d. Bet. April - June 1919, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire age 86.

 

 

27.  William9 WHEATON (John8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born 2 August 1798 in Earith, Huntingdonshire, and died March 1838 in Ram Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 40.  He married Unknown wife of William WHEATON Unknown.  She was born Abt. 1810290, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for William WHEATON:

Addresses

1798        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire (baptism)

 

It would appear that William was also baptised in a Non-conformist church - see www.bmdregisters.co.uk page 5 (Full details not looked at, only index)

 

More About William WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0701/WHEATON 0608

Baptism: 4 May 1800, St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire after death of father (See notes)

Burial: 25 March 1838, Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Registered: 14 June 1799, Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

Residences: See Notes

 

More About Unknown wife of William WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0701/WHEATON 0608

       

Child of William WHEATON and Unknown WHEATON is:

                 i.    William10 WHEATON, b. Abt. 1833; d. 1833, Ram Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 8 months291.

 

More About William WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0608

Burial: 1833, Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

 

28.  Jane9 WHEATON (Robert8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born 1794 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire, and died Bet. October - December 1865 in St Ives District, Huntingdonshire (possible death)292.  She married Thomas COUSINS293 1 October 1812 in St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire.  He was born Abt. 1790 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire294,295,296, and died Bet. January - March 1863 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire297,298.

 

Notes for Jane WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        East End, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living in same premises was John SHANKS (20) Male Servant born Huntingdonshire

1851        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living with them was grandson Moses AMBROSE (5) Ag Lab's son born Willingham,

                Cambridgeshire.  Servants were Raymond POPE (22) and John POPE (49) both Ag Labs born

                Caxton, Cambridgeshire and unmarried.  A Lodger was John HARKIN (60) Ag Lab born

                Ireland, British Subject.

1861        East Street, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living with them was grandson William COUSINS (5) born Bluntisham Huntingdonshire

                Servants were John WESTMORELAND (74) Farm Servant and Ann WESTMORELAND (69)

                General Servant both born Houghton, Huntingdonshire

 

Information from Diana SUTOR 6/8/2009

We have a family story that was passed down through our family about Thomas CANNON and Ann COUSINS.  The story goes that as a young boy Thomas Cannon was a stable boy for Thomas COUSINS and Jane WHEATON's family, supposedly in a higher standing family in the community.  He fell in love with Ann and the couple eloped and Ann Cousins CANNON was shunned by her family when this occurred.  Supposedly at one point Ann was standing on the street and her father drove past her in her in his carriage and when he saw her he turned his back to her.  This was one of the contributing factors of Thomas and Ann (COUSINS) CANNON going to America after the death of Thomas CANNON's parents.  I do not know how much of this story is true, as if he was the COUSIN's stable boy, he must have apprenticed with a carpenter at one point as that is his trade in the census records. 

 

More About Jane WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702/COUSINS 0700/COUSINS 0600

Baptism: 22 June 1794, St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

Occupation: 1851 Farmer's wife

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Thomas COUSINS:

Addresses

1841        East End, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living in same premises was John SHANKS (20) Male Servant born Huntingdonshire

1851        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living with them was grandson Moses AMBROSE (5) Ag Lab's son born Willingham,

                Cambridgeshire.  Servants were Raymond POPE (22) and John POPE (49) both Ag Labs born

                Caxton, Cambridgeshire and unmarried.  A Lodger was John HARKIN (60) Ag Lab born

                Ireland, British Subject.

1861        East Street, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living with them was grandson William COUSINS (5) born Bluntisham Huntingdonshire

                Servants were John WESTMORELAND (74) Farm Servant and Ann WESTMORELAND (69)

                General Servant both born Houghton, Huntingdonshire

 

More About Thomas COUSINS:

A Chart Number: COUSINS 0700/WHEATON 0702/COUSINS 0600

Occupation: 1851 Farmer of 183 acres employing 2 men and boy; 1861 Farmer of 20 acres employing 1 man

Residences: See Notes

       

Children of Jane WHEATON and Thomas COUSINS are:

68.            i.    Ann10 COUSINS, b. 23 December 1812, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. 1 October 1858, Erie, New York, USA.

                 ii.    Elizabeth COUSINS299, b. 25 June 1815299,300; d. Bef. 1829301.

 

More About Elizabeth COUSINS:

A Chart Number: COUSINS 0600

 

69.           iii.    Eliza COUSINS, b. 2 August 1818, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Unknown, See Notes.

70.          iv.    Mary COUSINS, b. 25 April 1822, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. 1910, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire (registration not found).

71.           v.    Thomas COUSINS, b. 23 December 1823, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. July - September 1911, Rochdale District, Lancashire Age 87.

               vi.    William COUSINS302, b. 19 June 1827, Huntingdonshire302,303,304; d. Bet. July - September 1846, St Ives District, Huntingdonshire305.

 

Notes for William COUSINS:

Addresses

1841        East End, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living in same premises was John SHANKS (20) Male Servant born Huntingdonshire

 

More About William COUSINS:

A Chart Number: COUSINS 0600

Residences: See Notes

 

72.          vii.    Elizabeth COUSINS, b. Abt. 1829, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. July - September 1865, St Ives District, Huntingdonshire (possible death).

              viii.    Catharine COUSINS306, b. 14 March 1831, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire306,307,308; d. Unknown; m. John ROBINSON309, Bet. January - March 1864, St Ives District, Huntingdonshire309,310; b. Abt. 1826311; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Catharine COUSINS:

Addresses

1841        Church Street, Willingham Cambridgeshire

                Living in the same property as Eliza and John AMBROSE; Eliza would have been

                Catherine's sister

1851        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living with them was grandson Moses AMBROSE (5) Ag Lab's son born Willingham,

                Cambridgeshire.  Servants were Raymond POPE (22) and John POPE (49) both Ag Labs born

                Caxton, Cambridgeshire and unmarried.  A Lodger was John HARKIN (60) Ag Lab born

                Ireland, British Subject.

1861        East Street, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living with them was grandson William COUSINS (5) born Bluntisham Huntingdonshire

                Servants were John WESTMORELAND (74) Farm Servant and Ann WESTMORELAND (69)

                General Servant both born Houghton, Huntingdonshire

1871        Not found

 

Unmarried in 1863 (Dave EDWARDS 29/3/2006)

 

More About Catharine COUSINS:

A Chart Number: COUSINS 0600

Occupation: 1851 Farmer's daughter

Residences: See Notes

 

More About John ROBINSON:

A Chart Number: COUSINS 0600

 

73.          ix.    Moses COUSINS, b. 12 March 1835, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. October - December 1862, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire.

 

 

29.  Rebecca9 WHEATON (Robert8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born 1795 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire, and died Bef. 1841.  She married William WHEATON312 17 July 1821 in St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire, son of William WHEATON and Ann GUNTON.  He was born 1789 in Somersham, Huntingdonshire312, and died 15 February 1872 in St Ives Union, St Ives, Huntingdonshire Age 84313.

 

More About Rebecca WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0702/WHEATON 0601

Baptism: 30 December 1795, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

 

Notes for William WHEATON:

Addresses

1825        Somersham, Huntingdonshire

1841        High Street, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire.  William was a lodger with William WEBB, a

                Publican and his family.  The property was property was probably a public house.

                Ann MASON (15) was a female servant and other s in the property were Coxe FEARY (15)

                Ag Lab, Lowe HARRISON (45) Mason's J (?) all born Huntingdonshire

1851        Colne Street, Bluntisham.  Lodging with William BELDON and his family

1857-1861, and 1861-1868

                Regularly in and out of St Ives Union either for being destitute, or for not being able to

                find work.  At the time of each visit he gave contradictory information about age and place

                of birth.

1861        St Ives Union Workhouse, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire

1871        St Ives Union Workhouse, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire

 

     Information from Roland ASPINALL 9.11.1993 and 22.11.1993

     Between 1857 and 1861 William WHEATON was regularly in and out of the St Ives Union either for being destitute or for not being able to find work.  In September 1861 he gave his age as 73.  From 1861 to 1868 he was in the St Ives Union (Workhouse).  He came from Bluntisham and Earith and is recorded as being born in September 1788.  He was never admitted with a wife or close relatives.  He is described as a Butcher and as a Labourer, also as not being “able bodied”.  The early records show him to be Church of England but in 1866 he is shown as a Dissenter.

 

More About William WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0702/WHEATON 0601

Baptism: 6 December 1789, St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 17 February 1872, Bluntisham Baptist Church, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire314

Occupation: 1825 Butcher; 1841, 1851 Ag Lab; 1857 Labourer; 1851 Ag Lab; 1861 Formerly Butcher; 1871 Agricultural Labourer

Residences: See Notes

       

Children are listed above under (19) William WHEATON.

 

30.  John9 WHEATON (Robert8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1)315,316 was born Abt. 1796 in Huntingdonshire (probably)317,318, and died Bet. 1842 - 1850 in Ridgefield twshp, Huron Co., Ohio, USA (most likely)319,320,321,322.  He married Ann Coxe STEVENS323,324,325,326 31 August 1814 in Colne, Huntingdonshire327.  She was born 1778 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire328,329, and died Aft. 1850 in USA.

 

Notes for John WHEATON:

Addresses

1814        Colne, Huntingdonshire

1839        North Street, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

                His son was in Great South Street

1841        New Wisbech, Wisbech St Peters, Cambridgeshire

 

Does this apply to this John? The actual image of the passenger list is practically impossible to read.  My brother John TERRY has worked at enhancing the page and believes that nos 76 and 77 are definitely a John and Ann and that their surname ends in "...ATON".

However, there is no Ann WHEATON on the Mississippi in the index

But...when doing a search on WHEATON and Mississippi it shows that John WHEATON and June WHEATON Age 65 were passengers.  We believe, therefore, that this could be the right John, and that his wife has been wrongly indexed.  More research required. It has now been confirmed by Barbara WHEATON 2/5/2013 that this is the right couple

 

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

about John WHEATON

Name: John WHEATON

Arrival Date: 21 May 1843

Estimated birth year: abt 1793

Age: 50 

Gender: Male 

Port of Departure: Liverpool, England 

Ship Name: Mississippi 

Search Ship Database: Search the Mississippi in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

Port of Arrival: New York, New York 

Line: 46 

Microfilm Serial: M237 

Microfilm Roll: M237_51 

List Number: 274 

 

REASONS FOR INCLUSION OF JOHN WHEATON IN THIS FAMILY

There were three families of WHEATONs in the counties of Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire.  It is not a common name and it seemed more than likely that all three were connected - if only we could find the connections!  We have been searching for links since 1983.

 

Dennis WHEATON's family begins the earliest with a marriage in 1726 and Robert WHEATON was a descendant.  Robert baptised two daughters in the parish church but none of his other children; they were only identified as belonging to him because he mentioned them in his will.  He did not mention a John.

 

However,

A John WHEATON was a witness to the marriage of Robert's eldest daughter

John WHEATON, the son of the John WHEATON for whom these notes are being written, went to County Huron, Ohio in 1840 followed by his father in 1843. 

Robert WHEATON had a son Daniel who in 1851 (after the death of his father) went to America, settling in Norwalk, County Huron, Ohio.

John WHEATON, the son of the John WHEATON for whom these notes are being written, married a Sarah CLARKE. After her first husband's death Sarah married a Joseph RIDER/RYDER and became the Housekeeper to Daniel WHEATON in Norwalk, County Huron, Ohio. 

In Daniel's original Will a legacy was left to Sarah Clarke Wheaton RIDER.  However she died before Daniel so a codicil changed the Will to include a bequest to her daughter.

One of Daniel's sons was called Leonard, and a Leonard WHEATON was a witness at the marriage of one of Sarah Clarke Wheaton RIDER's children

And on the 2nd February 2010, through Carol HOLLY who had written to Barbara WHEATON (married to a descendant of this John), we received details of Sarah Clark Wheaton RIDER's obituary where it describes her as the cousin of Daniel WHEATON.

 

Some clarifications....

After Robert WHEATON's first two children were christened in a Church of England we believe that he became an important supporter of the Baptist Church in Bluntisham so the rest of his children were not christened in the Parish Church.

This John died between 1843 and 1850 so it could be that he had died before Robert wrote his Will which explains why he was not included.

Daniel was actually the Uncle of the John who married Sarah CLARKE and so she would have been his niece by marriage.  However, Daniel was born in 1814 and John in 1815 so they probably considered themselves cousins and described themselves as such to others which was why "cousin" was the relationship used in Sarah's obituary.

 

In the light of the foregoing we have now included John WHEATON as a son of Robert WHEATON and Catherine WHITE

 

In 2012 the DNA results for Dennis Ian WHEATON indicated that he was not a WHEATON but a WETTON from Staffordshire.

In 2013 the DNA results for one of John WHEATON's descendants indicated that he was not a WHEATON, but a WETTON from Staffordshire!

So, the belief that this John belonged on Den's family tree has been proved.

 

More About John WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702/WHEATON 0612

Emigration: 21 May 1843, On the "Mississippi" from Liverpool to New York

Occupation: 1841 Butcher

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Ann Coxe STEVENS:

Addresses

1814        Colne, Huntingdonshire

1841        New Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

1850        Ridgefield Township, Huron Co., Ohio, USA

                Living with her son John and family.  In same property were Daniel

                GRIDGENS (25) born England, Butcher, and Mary THOMAS (46) born England.

1860        Ridgefield, Huron County, Ohio, USA

                Living with the GARDNER family.

                Anne E GARDNER (50), Maria (27), Henty (19), Sarah (17) and Frank (11)

 

Although this refers to a June WHEATON when looking at the actual passenger list, although practically impossible to read, it does look like Ann.  There were only two WHEATON passengers on the "MISSISSIPPI", one was John, so we believe there has been an error in the transcription.  More research required.

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

about June WHEATON

Name: June WHEATON - but we think this should be Ann (confirmed by Barbara WHEATON 2/5/2013)

Arrival Date: 21 May 1843

Estimated birth year: abt 1778

Age: 65 

Gender: Female 

Port of Departure: Liverpool, England 

Ship Name: Mississippi 

Search Ship Database: Search the Mississippi in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

Port of Arrival: New York, New York 

Line: 47 

Microfilm Serial: M237 

Microfilm Roll: M237_51 

List Number: 274 

 

More About Ann Coxe STEVENS:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702/WHEATON/HAMEY 0612

Baptism: 15 February 1778, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire329

Emigration: 21 May 1843, On the "Mississippi" from Liverpool to New York

Residences: See Notes

       

Children of John WHEATON and Ann STEVENS are:

74.            i.    John10 WHEATON, b. 20 April 1815, Huntingdonshire; d. 7 June 1856, Huntington, Caleb, West Virginia, USA age 43 years 1 month 7 days.

                 ii.    Margaret WHEATON330, b. 1826, Not in Cambridgeshire330; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Margaret WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        New Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

 

More About Margaret WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0612

Residences: See Notes

 

 

31.  Ann9 WHEATON (Robert8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 1800 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire331,332, and died Unknown in Not found either as HALL or SPOULTON.  She married (1) Joshua HALL 29 February 1820 in St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire.  He was born 17 September 1802333, and died Abt. 1832334.  She married (2) John SPOLTON335 3 June 1849 in St Ives District, Huntingdonshire336.  He was born 1810337, and died Bet. October - December 1860 in St Ives District, Huntingdonshire (possible death)337,338.

 

Notes for Ann WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Sheepmarket, St Ives, Huntingdonshire Indexed as HALE

1851        Not found

1861        8 Sheepmarket, St Ives, Huntingdonshire as Ann HALL a widow (born 1809)

                Lodging with her were Harry SHARKMAN (22) Porter born Hertford, Hertfordshire,

                Charles BIGGS (20) Porter born Romford, essex, Thomas WILSON (22) Porter

                born Ely, Cambridgeshire and there was a Visitor Mary Ann LONG (19) unmarried

                Dressmaker born Ely, Cambridgeshire

1871        Sheepmarket, St Ives, Huntingdonshire as a widow (born 1806)

                No lodgers with her but a note on the census "Lodgers go home Saturday night ??? Monday"

1881        Not found either as Ann* HALL or Ann* SPOULTON

 

In Will of father it stated "to Ann, the widow of Joshua HALL...the sum of forty pounds"

 

We were sent information that Ann HALL married a John SPOULTON on the 3rd June 1849, which took place in the St Ives District, Huntingdonshire.  This marriage is included on FreeBMD so did take place, but as Ann HALL has been found on the 1861 and 1871 census returns we are not sure that this marriage belongs to this Ann HALL née WHEATON

 

More About Ann WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702/HALL 0600

Occupation: 1861 Owner of Houses; 1871 Keeps a Lodging House

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Joshua HALL:

Addresses

1820        St Ives, Huntingdonshire

 

More About Joshua HALL:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702/HALL 0600

Baptism: 6 June 1804, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire 339

Occupation: Yeoman; 1841 (daughter's marriage certificate) Master of Workhouse (Claire GRANTHAM); 1856 Butcher deceased (Leonard's first marriage)

Residences: See Notes

 

More About John SPOLTON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702/HALL 0600

       

Children of Ann WHEATON and Joshua HALL are:

75.            i.    Rebecca10 HALL, b. Abt. 1823, Sutton, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire (1851, 1861) or St Ives, Huntingdonshire (1871); d. 27 August 1890, Camberwell House Lunatic Asylum, Camberwell, Surrey Age 67 as Rebecca Goldsmith WILMOT.

                 ii.    Leonard HALL340,341, b. Abt. 1831, St Ives, Huntingdonshire342,343; d. Bet. October - December 1920, Ware District, Hertfordshire age 90344; m. (1) Esther HEARD345, 27 July 1856, St Giles, Cripplegate, Middlesex346,347; b. Abt. 1836, Ware, Hertfordshire348; d. Bet. January - March 1902, Ware District, Hertfordshire Age 66349; m. (2) Maria BROWN350,351, Bet. April - June 1904, St Giles District, London351; b. Abt. 1873, St Albans, Hertfordshire352; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Leonard HALL:

Addresses

1841        Sheepmarket, St Ives, Huntingdonshire  Indexed as HALE

1851        Not found

1856        Milton Street, St Giles, Cripplegate, Middlesex (marriage)

1861        High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire

                Living with them was father-in-law Joseph HEARD (58) married Bargeman born Ware,

                Hertfordshire.  Boarding with them was Esther WEBB (85) widow House Owner born Anwell,

                Hertfordshire

1871        Middles Row, High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire

                (from findmypast web site)

1881        Butcher's Shop, High Street, Ware Hertfordshire

1891        Butcher's Shop, Middle Row, High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire

1901        2 High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire

1911        24 High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire (with wife Maria)

 

More About Leonard HALL:

A Chart Number: HALL 0600

Occupation: 1861 Butcher; 1871 Butcher employing 1 boy; 1881 Butcher (Master) and Farmer of 3 acres of grassland employing one boy; 1891 Butcher (Master); 1901, 1911 Retired Butcher

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Esther HEARD:

Addresses

1858        58 Milton Street, Cripplegate, Middlesex (marriage)

1861        High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire

                Living with them was Esther's father, Joseph HEARD (58) married Bargeman born Ware,

                Hertfordshire.  Boarding with them was Esther WEBB (85) widow House Owner born Anwell,

                Hertfordshire

1871        Middle Row, High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire

                (from findmypast web site)

1881        Butcher's Shop, High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire

1891        Butcher's Shop, Middle Row, High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire

1901        2 High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire

 

More About Esther HEARD:

A Chart Number: HALL 0600

Occupation: 1871 Butcher's wife

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Maria BROWN:

Addresses

1911       24 High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire

 

More About Maria BROWN:

A Chart Number: HALL 0600

Residences: See Notes

 

76.           iii.    Joshua HALL, b. Abt. 1833, St Ives, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. January - March 1887, Whitechapel District, Middlesex Age 53.

 

 

32.  Sophia9 WHEATON (Robert8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born Abt. 1802 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire353, and died Bet. January - March 1872 in St Ives District, Huntingdonshire Age 70 as Sophia EVANS354.  She married (1) Boroman AUBREY 9 December 1823 in St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire.  He was born 2 November 1799 in Huntingdonshire355, and died Bet. July - September 1847 in St Ives, Huntingdonshire356.  She married (2) Samuel EVANS357 Bet. April - June 1855 in St Ives District, Huntingdonshire as Sophy ANBRY/AUBRY357.  He was born Abt. 1797358, and died Bet. 1871 - 1881 in (registration not found)359.

 

Notes for Sophia WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Sister Elizabeth lived next door.

1851        Woodend and Heath Road, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire. Daughter Elizabeth

                with her two children was living with Sophia

1861        Woodend, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire married but no husband present.

                Living with Sophia were her son David and her daughter Catherine with her

                daughter.  Boarding with them was Robert BELDAM

                (91) widower Ag Lab born Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire

1871        35 Woodend, Bluntisham cum Earith, Huntingdonshire as a widow

                Living with her were grandson Stephen JOWETT (9), daughter Phebe THOMPSON

                (39) and granddaughters Emily (8), Phebe (5) and Elizabeth THOMPSON (1),

                the THOMPSON family being shown as visitors

 

In her father's Will Sophia was left one hundred pounds.

 

In 1822 Joshua BELDAM, Bluntisham, Labourer, was accused of Assaulting Sophia WHEATON. True Bill

 

More About Sophia WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702/AUBREY 0600

Occupation: 1851 Ag Lab's widow; 1861 Ag Lab's wife; 1871 Pauper

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Boroman AUBREY:

Addresses

1841        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living with John HOWSON, age 25 Ag Lab born Huntingdonshire.  This family were living next

                door to Sophia's sister, Elizabeth LEE and her family.

 

More About Boroman AUBREY:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702/AUBREY 0600

Occupation: Yeoman/Ag Lab; 1841 Publican; 1861 Victualler (Phoebe's marriage)

Registered: 22 January 1800, Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Samuel EVANS:

Addresses

1861        Not found

 

More About Samuel EVANS:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702/AUBREY 0600

Residences: See Notes

       

Children of Sophia WHEATON and Boroman AUBREY are:

77.            i.    Catherine Boromon10 AUBREY, b. Abt. 1825, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. January - March 1868, St Ives District, Huntingdonshire age 48 as JOWITT.

78.            ii.    Elizabeth AUBREY, b. Abt. 1827, Bluntisham, or Earith (1861, 1871, 1881), Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. July - September 1890, Holbeach District, Lincolnshire Age 65.

79.           iii.    Phebe AUBREY, b. 1832, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Unknown, Not found, see notes.

80.          iv.    John Burman AUBREY, b. Abt. 1833, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. January - March 1920, St Ives District, Huntingdonshire age 86.

81.           v.    David AUBREY, b. Abt. 1835, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. October - December 1914, Dartford District, Kent Age 79.

 

 

33.  Richard9 WHEATON (Robert8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born Bet. 1805 - 1808360, and died 25 September 1838 in Needingworth, Huntingdonshire Age 33 (See Notes)361,362.  He married Mary BELDAM363,364 14 June 1825 in St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire.  She was born Abt. 1807 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire365,366, and died Bet. January - March 1861 in Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire (possible death, on 1861 census)367.

 

Notes for Richard WHEATON:

Addresses

1822        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire (baptism)

1826        Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire

1834        Needingworth, Huntingdonshire

1838        Needingworth, Huntingdonshire

 

Hunstingstone Petty Sessions for October 1829 to January 1830

Richard WHEATON of Woodhurst was fined 5/-d for having defective weights, unequal balances and deficient measures.  The following is from the archive catalogue which indicates that Richard was not the only individual found guilty of this crime.

QUARTER SESSIONS BOXED PAPERS ref HCP/1/14 date 1830

Hurstingstone Petty Sessions Fines for Defective weights, unequal balances, deficient measures

October 1829-January 1830

Thomas HARRIS (St Ives £1.), John OFFLEY (St Ives 10/-); John KING (Needingworth 10/-); John SHARP (Holywell 10/-); William GRIFFIN (Woodhurst 10/-); Richard WHEATON (Woodhurst), James PAPWORTH (Somersham), Sarah PEARSON (Ramsey), Thomas DAY (Holywell(, Thomas WILDERSPIN (Holywell), William REAVE(Earith), James HULL (Warboys), Thomas EARL (Earith) (all 5/- fine).

 

There are two entries in the Civil Registration Death Index for Richard. The certificate for the second one is marked "Substitute Return for September".  In the second return the date of death is shown as the 29 September and the place of death as Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire.

 

More About Richard WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702/WHEATON/PRIOR 0605

Baptism: 15 August 1822, Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire as an adult

Burial: 7 October 1838, Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

Cause of Death: Consumption368

Informant of Death: Catherine WHEATON inmate (?) Bluntisham368

Occupation: 1822 Butcher & Farmer; 1838 Butcher

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Mary BELDAM:

Addresses

1841        High Street, Holywell-cum-Needingworth, Huntingdonshire

1844        Needingworth, Huntingdonshire

1851        High Street, Holywell cum Needingworth, Huntingdonshire

1861        Grocer's Shop, High Street, Holywell with Needingworth, Huntingdonshire as a widow

                Entered on census as Mary PRYER

                Lodging with them Thomas CANE (66) married born Needingworth, Huntingdonshire

1871        Not found

 

More About Mary BELDAM:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702/WHEATON/PRIOR 0605

Occupation: 1841 Sempstress; 1861 Grocer

Residences: See Notes

       

Children of Richard WHEATON and Mary BELDAM are:

                 i.    Marianne10 WHEATON, b. 1826, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire; d. September 1834, Needingworth, Huntingdonshire Age 8 (possible death as Mary)369.

 

Notes for Marianne WHEATON:

Addresses

1826        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire (baptism)

 

More About Marianne WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON/PRIOR 0605

Baptism: 6 August 1826, Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

Burial: 25 September 1834, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire369

Residences: See Notes

 

                 ii.    Robert WHEATON369, b. Abt. 1827, Possible child370; d. October 1834, Needingworth, Huntingdonshire Age 7371.

 

More About Robert WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON/PRIOR 0605

Burial: 21 October 1834, St Mary, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire371

 

                iii.    Daniel WHEATON371, b. Abt. 1830, Possible child372; d. October 1834, Needingworth, Huntingdonshire Age 4373.

 

More About Daniel WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON/PRIOR 0605

Burial: 8 October 1834, St Mary. Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire373,374

 

82.          iv.    Phoebe or Phebe WHEATON, b. Abt. 1831, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire, or Needingworth, Huntingdonshire (1871); d. Bet. January - March 1890, St Giles District, Middlesex Age 61 as Phebe.

                v.    Mary WHEATON375,376, b. Abt. 1837, Needingworth, Huntingdonshire377,378; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Mary WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        High Street, Holywell-cum-Needingworth, Huntingdonshire

1851        High Street, Earith, Huntingdonshire

1861        Not found

 

No marriage or death entries in the Civil Registration Indexes

 

More About Mary WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON/PRIOR 0605

Occupation: 1851 Nursemaid for the KNIGHTS family, Thomas Jn (31) Elizabeth (30) and 2 daughters (3 & 1)

Residences: See Notes

 

 

34.  Elizabeth9 WHEATON (Robert8, William WHEATLEY or7, Ann6 SPARROW, William5, Richard4, William3, William2, Richard1) was born 1810 in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire, and died Bet. January - March 1869 in St Ives District, Huntingdonshire age 57 (possible death)379.  She married John LEE 6 July 1828 in Holywell, Huntingdonshire.  He was born 1801 in Huntingdonshire (1841) or Spittlefield, Middlesex (1851)380, and died Bet. 1852 - 1861 in Not found, see notes381.

 

Notes for Elizabeth WHEATON:

Addresses

1841        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living with them was James SAMMONS born 1796 not in Huntingdonshire, Ag Lab.

                This family was living next door to Sophia AUBREY, Elizabeth's sister

1851        Woodend and Heath Road, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

1861        Woodend, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire as a widow

1871        Not found

 

In her father's will Elizabeth was left nineteen pounds nineteen shillings

 

More About Elizabeth WHEATON:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702/LEE 0600

Occupation: 1851 Baker's wife; 1861 Baker

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for John LEE:

Addresses

1841        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living with them was James SAMMONS born 1796 not in Huntingdonshire, Ag Lab.

                This family was living next door to Sophia AUBREY, Elizabeth's sister

1851        Woodend and Heath Road, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

 

The only John LEE deaths in Huntingdonshire between 1851 and 1861 were:

John LEE died March quarter 1861 Caxton District and

John LEE died September quarter 1861 Thrapston District.

 

Neither seems to be the right District, whilst the second one appears to be too late.

Two of John's sons went to America in November 1851; what if John followed them and so his wife then considered herself to be a widow?

On the other hand there is a John LEE death in the St Ives District, Huntingdonshire in the December quarter of 1878; he was aged 74 so born about 1804.

More research required!

 

More About John LEE:

A Chart Number: WHEATON 0702/LEE 0600

Occupation: Baker of Bluntisham; 1841, 1851 Baker

Residences: See Notes

       

Children of Elizabeth WHEATON and John LEE are:

                 i.    Daniel10 LEE, b. 1829, St Ives, Huntingdonshire; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Daniel LEE:

Addresses

1841        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living with them was James SAMMONS born 1796 not in Huntingdonshire, Ag Lab.

                This family was living next door to Sophia AUBREY, Elizabeth's sister

1851        High Street, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire.  Living with his Grandmother, Catherine

                WHEATON

 

Not found on American Census returns 1860-1920

I entered Daniel LEE born 1829 +/= 2 England.  Also LEE born 1829 +/- 2 England for the 1860 with no success

 

More About Daniel LEE:

A Chart Number: LEE 0600

Emigration: 12 November 1851, From Liverpool on the "Henry Clay" to New York City, New York USA with Uncle Daniel WHEATON and family arriving December 1851

Occupation: 1851 Ag Lab; 1851 (December) Butcher

Residences: See Notes

 

                 ii.    Isaac LEE, b. 1831, Holywell, Huntingdonshire; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Isaac LEE:

Addresses

1841        Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

                Living with them was James SAMMONS born 1796 not in Huntingdonshire, Ag Lab.

                This family was living next door to Sophia AUBREY, Elizabeth's sister

1851        Woodend and Heath Road, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

 

Not found on American Census returns 1860-1930

I entered Isaac LEE born 1829 +/= 2 England.  Also LEE born 1829 +/- 2 England for the 1860 with no success, also Isaac born 1829 +/- 2 England living in Ohio, USA

 

More About Isaac LEE:

A Chart Number: LEE 0600

Emigration: 12 November 1851, From Liverpool on the "Henry Clay" to New York City, New York USA with Uncle Daniel WHEATON and family arriving December 1851

Occupation: 1851 Baker

Residences: See Notes

 

83.           iii.    Ann LEE, b. 1835, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. January - March 1915, Poplar District, London age 81 (possible death).

84.          iv.    Wheaton LEE, b. 1836, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. April - June 1891, Strand District, Middlesex Age 50 (possible death).

85.           v.    Rebecca LEE, b. 1838, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Unknown.

86.          vi.    John LEE, b. Bet. January - March 1841, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire; d. Bet. January - March 1916, Wandsworth District, London Age 75.

               vii.    Robert LEE, b. Bet. April - June 1844, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire382; d. Bet. January - March 1862, St Ives District, Huntingdonshire (possible death)383.

 

Notes for Robert LEE:

Addresses

1851        Woodend and Heath Road, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

1861        Woodend, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire

 

More About Robert LEE:

A Chart Number: LEE 0600

Occupation: 1861 Ag Lab