Showing posts with label Cattleman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cattleman. Show all posts

Monday, 23 August 2021

John Ridgeway and Ellen Norman

Building at Widhayes FarmUplowman

On 3 Jul 1892, John Ridgeway, son of Thomas Ridgway and Ann Tooze, married Ellen Norman, daughter of James Norman and Harriet Woodland at St Peter’s ChurchUplowman. Witnesses were James Norman and William Norman, the bride's father and younger brother, respectively. Another younger brother, George Norman, later married John Ridgeway's cousin, Ellen Stone.

The couple had clearly met at Widhayes Farm (Grade II Listed), as in 1891, John Ridgeway (20) working as an Agricultural Labourer, had been lodging with James Wood at Widhayes, Uplowman and at the same time, Ellen Norman (20) had been employed as a General domestic servant in the household of Edward Chave (39), a prosperous Farmer, at the Farm, Widhayes, Uplowman. 

John and Ellen had three children: 
  1. William Henry Ridgway born 1893
  2. Thomas Ridgway born Q1 1894 (Died Q2 1894, aged 0)
  3. Annie Elizabeth Ridgway born 26 May 1895, bap. 30 Jun 1895 at St Peter’s ChurchUplowman
In 1901, John Ridgeway (30) Cattleman on farm, Ellen Ridgeway (29), William H (8) and Annie E (6) were living at Little Sellake, Higher Town, Halberton.

In 1911, still at Sellake, Halberton, were John Ridgway (40), Ellen Ridgway (39) and William Henry (18) Farm Labourer. Meanwhile, Annie Ridgway (16) was working as a General domestic servant in the household of Retired farmer, Robert Pearce (89) at Locks House, Witnage, Sampford Peverell.

In 1939, John Ridgway, Assisting Cowman, and Ellen Ridgway (b. 23 Dec 1871), were living at Whipcott, Red Ball.

John Ridgway (77) of Whipcott, Holcombe Rogus, died on 22 Mar 1947 at Gamlins, Greenham, Stawley. Probate was granted to Herbert John Howe, quarry proprietor and Arthur John Exton, solicitors managing clerk, leaving effects of £2282 12s (worth around £91,590 in 2021).

Ellen Ridgway (81) of Gamlins, Greenham, Somersetshire died on 11 Sep 1952 at Mountbatten Nursing Home Taunton, leaving effects of £2942 9s 2d. Probate was granted to Arthur John Exton, solicitors managing clerk.

Friday, 9 July 2021

William Henry Southwood and Rose Anna Land Stone

Church of St Peter, Uplowman
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Rose Anna Land Stone, eldest daughter of Frederick James Stone and Loveday Jane Land, married William Henry Southwood, son of Joseph Southwood and Maria Wood (née Hayes) on 29 Jun 1903 at St Peter’s ChurchUplowman. Witnesses to the marriage were Frederick James Stone and Loveday Jane Stone, who could have been the bride's parents, or her brother and sister.

William Henry Southwood, was born on 23 Aug 1875 and baptised in Chevithorne. By the time he was 14, in 1891, he was employed as a Cow Boy (Stetson optional) by farmer, Edward B Gale, in Tiverton. 

William and Rose Anna had four children:
  1. Rose Anna Southwood born 31 May 1905, bap. 16 Jul 1905 at St Peter's Church, Tiverton. At the time of this baptism, the family were living in one of the courts off Barrington Street, Tiverton. In 1927 Rose Anna Southwood married William Ernest Watts and in 1939, they were living with his parents at Chambercombe FarmIlfracombe. William Ernest Watts died in 1989, aged 87, and Rose Anna Watts in 2000, at 95.
  2. Frederick William Southwood born 19 Jan 1907, bap. 17 Feb 1907 in Cove, Devon. Frederick William Southwood married Nora Ames in 1930. In 1939, they were living at Greenhills, South Molton. Frederick William Southwood died in 1994, aged 87. Nora died in 2006 in her 100th year.
  3. Lily Southwood born 7 Sep 1908, bap. 11 Oct 1908 at St Peter’s ChurchUplowman. Lily Southwood married Percival Henry Clark in 1930 and in 1939, they were living at Steps Cottage, Stuckeridge, Tiverton. Percival died in 1982 and Lily Clark in 1999, aged 91.
  4. John Southwood born 8 Sep 1910, bap. 16 Oct 1910 at St Peter’s ChurchUplowman. John Southwood died in 1995, aged 85.
In 1911, William Henry Southwood (34) Cattleman on Farm, was living at Chieflowman Cottage, Uplowman, with wife Rose Anna (30), Rose Anna (5), Frederick William (4), Lily (2) and John (0), as well as John Land (45), Horse Man on Farm, (Rose Anna's Uncle) and her sister, Laura Alice (12).

In 1939, William Henry Southwood, Farmer (Mixed Farm); wife Rose Anna and son, John, Farm Carter Assisting Father, were living at Twitchen Farm, South Molton. Rose Anna died in 1949, aged 68, and William in 1955, aged 79.

If you're related to any of the people written about, I'm guessing you'll recognise them from the surnames. If you are, do please get in touch.