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Showing posts with label Cullompton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cullompton. Show all posts

Monday, 23 August 2021

Thomas Ware and Harriet Ridgeway

Cottages at Chettiscombe
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Derek Harper - geograph.org.uk/p/1396042

Thomas Ware, son of Robert Ware and Sarah Radford (m. 31 Mar 1834), was baptised on 15 May 1836, in Cullompton, though their residence was listed as Halberton. His father, Robert, died aged 28, and was buried in Halberton on 21 May 1837. In 1841, his widowed mother, Sarah Ware was a Female Servant at the Growing Farm, Cullompton and with her were her two children: Mary Ware (bap. 30 Nov 1834) and Thomas (4). Then in 1851, Thomas Were (sic) (14) was employed as a Farm Servant at Sutton Barton, Halberton.

The marriage, on 12 May 1859, at St Peter's Church, Tiverton, suggests that Thomas Were, son of Robert Were, married Margaret Ridgway, daughter of James Ridgway. There are no other records of a Margaret Ridgway, so I'm certain this is yet one more error - and as is so often the case, neither of them could read and write to spot it - and is the marriage of Harriet Ridgeway, daughter of James Ridgeway and Mary Ann Lock, sister of Mary Ridgeway.

Thomas and Harriet had at least ten children: 
  1. Eliza Ware born 1862 in Somerset
  2. Thomas Ware born 1863 in Somerset
  3. Mary Jane Ware born 1865 in Tiverton, Devon
  4. Emma Ware born 1867 in Tiverton, Devon
  5. Robert Were (sic) born 5 Jul 1869, bap. 25 Jul 1869
  6. Harriet Ware born 28 Feb 1871, bap. 19 Mar 1871
  7. James Ware born 23 Jun 1873, bap. 13 Jul 1873
  8. Ann Ware born 25 Mar 1875, bap. 11 Apr 1875 
  9. John Ware born 16 Mar 1878, bap. 14 Apr 1878
  10. Ellen Ada Ware born 1883 in Tiverton, Devon
Robert, Harriet, James, Ann and John were baptised at St ThomasChevithorne.

Church of St Thomas, Chevithorne
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Smith - geograph.org.uk/p/5109963

In 1861, Thomas Were (sic) (24) Agricultural Labourer from Halberton, and Harriet Were (20) were living in a Private Cottage, Court Place, Ashbrittle, Wellington. (This was Court Place Farm, where her parents had lived.)

In 1871, in Chettiscombe - probably moved there by 1865, looking at the locations of the births of the children - with Thomas Ware (33), Harriet Ware (29), Eliza (9), Thomas (7), Mary Jane (5), Emma (4), Robert (1) and Harriet (0).

There at Chettiscombe Villas in 1881, were Thomas Were (sic) (43) Ag Lab, Harriet Were (38), Robert (11), Harriet (10), James (8), Annie (6) and John (3). Couldn't locate Thomas; Mary Jane Ware (15) was a General domestic servant to the household of Robert S Austin in Angel Hill Terrace, Tiverton. There was an Emma Ware (14) employed as a Housemaid to the household of John C Williams, Carpenter, in Castle Street, Tiverton.


Thomas Ware died in Tiverton, in 1890, aged 51.

In 1891 at Chettiscombe Cottage, Chettiscombe, Tiverton, Harriet Were (sic) (50) Charwoman, was living with James Were (17) Farm Labourer, John (12), Ellen (8) and Harriet's mother, Mary A Marsh (83) Widow.

  • Robert Ware married Amelia Land, daughter of Robert Land, Labourer at at St ThomasChevithorne, on 25 Dec 1891. Robert Ware died in 1909, aged 40. 
  • James Ware (24), Porter at the Railway, of "Paradise" Cowleymoor Road, Tiverton, married Mary Pook, daughter of Richard Pook, Labourer, at St Peter's Church, Tiverton on 4 Apr 1896. James Ware died in 1897, aged 24.

Harriet Ware died in 1896, aged 55.

Monday, 9 August 2021

William Northcott and Emma Jane Wood

Fore Street, Cullompton with the grade II listed White Hart
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Stephen McKay - geograph.org.uk/p/5497724

William Northcott married Emma Jane Wood, daughter of Henry Wood and Mary Jane Melhuish from Kentisbeare, Devon, in 1896. Five years earlier, in 1891, William Northcott (19) Blacksmith, had been a lodger at The White Hart, Fore Street, Cullompton, but I haven't been able to find him before that. 

William and Emma's children included: 
  1. Maud Wood, Emma's illegitimate daughter, born 1894 and baptised on 19 Feb 1895, when she was 14 months old, in Kentisbeare
  2. William Henry Northcott born 8 Mar 1897 (not seen after 1911)
  3. Arthina Northcott born 14 Oct 1898, bap. 2 Nov 1898 in Cullompton
  4. Elizabeth Northcott born 1900 (died 1900 aged 0)
  5. Charles John Northcott born 23 Feb 1902, bap. 23 Mar 1902
  6. Albert James Northcott born 30 Aug 1903, bap. 16 Sep 1903 in Cullompton (died 1904, aged 0)
  7. Florence Northcott born 25 Oct 1907, Emma's illegitimate daughter
The retreat, Cullompton
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Derek Harper - geograph.org.uk/p/4955997
The neighbouring house in the row on the left, also listed, is Church Cottage.

In 1901, William Northcott (31) Blacksmith Journeyman from Branscombe, Devon (not identified relevant birth), wife Emma Jane (30) from Kentisbeare, along with Emma's daughter, Maud Wood (7), William Henry Northcott (4) and Arthenia Northcott (2) were living at Church Cottages, Cullompton.

William Northcott (33) died and was buried on 15 May 1904, in Cullompton.

Charles John Northcott was registered at Elmore School, Tiverton in 1908, with his address shown as Elmore Workhouse. In 1911, Emma Northcote (sic) (37) Widow, Laundress was living at 7 Rices Court, West Exe South, Tiverton with William (14) Errand Boy, Arthina (12), Charles (9) and Florence (3). 

Charles John Northcott (17) joined the Royal Tank Corps on 19 Aug 1919.

In 1917, Emma J Northcott had remarried to Arthur Southcott. What were the chances?

Arthur Southcott, born 30 Jul 1883, bap. 9 Aug 1883 at St Peter’s Church Tiverton, therefore 12 years younger than his wife, was the son of Frederick Southcott and Eliza Harris

Arthur Southcott died in 1935, in his early 50's.

In 1939, Emma J Southcott, Widowed again, was living at 7 Bartows Causeway, Tiverton with Dorothy A Evans (Arthina Northcott had married Ernest F J Evans in 1918), Laundress, and Dorothy Florence Northcott (b. 16 Nov 1916 - mother's maiden name was Northcott, so appears to be Arthina's illegitimate daughter), who worked at the Lace Factory and one other person. Emma Jane Southcott died in 1947. 

Tiverton : Bartows Causeway
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Lewis Clarke - geograph.org.uk/p/5699381

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Charles John Northcott and Emily Stone

Tiverton : The Barley Mow
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Lewis Clarke - geograph.org.uk/p/1601875

Emily Stone, only daughter of Charles Stone and Emma Middleton, sister of CharleyAlbert and Harry, married Charles John Northcott, son of William Northcott and Emma Jane Wood, in Tiverton, on 26 Oct 1929. 

The couple had one daughter, Beryl Emily Northcott, born 19 Feb 1930.

In 1939, Charles John Northcott, Coal & General Carter, wife Emily and daugher, Beryl, were living at 93 Barrington StreetTiverton, Devon (next-door-but-one to The Barley Mow, partly over the entrance to Martin's Lane).

Emily Northcott of 93 Barrington Street, Tiverton, died, aged 66, on 22 Dec 1967. Beryl Emily Northcott died, aged 44, in 1974, leaving a daughter. It appears that Charles John Northcott's death has not been registered, which I don't find surprising with just his young granddaughter left by then. 

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.