Inherited Craziness
A place to share all the nuts found on my family tree

Showing posts with label Mason (occupation). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mason (occupation). Show all posts

Thursday 23 May 2024

Robert Hawkins and Ann Shewbrooks

Richard Huish Homes
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Neil Owen -
One of Taunton's leading merchants of old, Richard Huish left money for the establishment of homes 'for 13 poor, needy, maimed, impotent and aged men'. The buildings were completed in 1615, the year Huish died; during the nineteenth century, much rebuilding was carried out. 

Robert Hawkins (b. 3 May 1803, bap. 29 May 1803 in Taunton, Somerset), son of Robert Hawkins and Mary Summerhays, married Ann Shewbrooks (bap. 31 Jul 1791, in Taunton), daughter of Edward Shoebrooks and Mary Sparke, at St Mary Magdalene (Taunton Minster), on 23 May 1824.

Robert and Ann had one daughter:
  1. Mary Hawkins bap. 13 Jul 1828 at St Mary Magdalene, Taunton.
On Mary's baptism, Robert's occupation is listed as Bricklayer and their address given as Paul Street, Taunton.

In 1841, Robert Hawkins (37) Journeyman Mason, Ann Hawkins (49) and Mary Hawkins (12) were living in High Street, Taunton.

In 1851, we find Robert Hawkins (48) Mason and Ann Hawkins (60).

In 1861, at 3 Tailer Court, High Street, are Robert Hawkins (59) Bricklayer and Ann Hawkins (70) Glover (leather).

Ann Hawkins died at 72, in 1862 J Qtr in TAUNTON Vol 05C Page 279.

In 1871, Robert Hawkins (67) Widower, Mason was at Huishs Almshouse.

In 1881, Robert Hawkins (80) Widower, Mason, was still living at Huish Alms Houses (now Huish Homes), 2, Magdalen Street, Taunton.

Robert Hawkins died in 1886 D Qtr in TAUNTON Vol 05C Page 260.

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Charles Goff and Elizabeth Lock

Ford, footbridge and Goodiford Farm
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Smith -

Charles Goff (bap. 9 Feb 1834 in Kentisbeare), son of James Goff and Elizabeth Lane, married Elizabeth Lock (b. ~1830), 'natural' daughter of Mary Ann Lock, at St John the Baptist, Ashbrittle, on 6 Feb 1855. Incredibly, Charles Goff, Mason, is listed as son of James Goff, meanwhile, Elizabeth Lock, Servant, where her father should be named, it just says 'Illegitimate'. Whilst this is honest and true, I've never seen that on a marriage certificate before, with most in that situation making up a father 'for appearances sake'. Witnesses were James Ridgeway, presumably her half-brother, who made his mark and Charles Vickery. (In 1841, Elizabeth Lock, then 10, had been living with her grandfather, John Lock, and I wouldn't have known about her, but DNA links through descendants of three of Elizabeth's sons show her as being my 'half 2nd great-grandaunt'. As the daughter of my 3rd great-grandmother and therefore half-sister of my 2nd great-grandmother, that's spot on.)

Charles and Elizabeth Goff had nine children:
  1. James Goff b. 1855 in Ashbrittle, Somerset (no birth reg nor baptism)
  2. William Goff b. 1857 J Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 392, bap. 7 Jun 1857 at St Marys Church, Kentisbeare 
  3. Mary Goff b. 1859 S Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 373, bap. 6 Nov 1859 at St Marys Church, Kentisbeare 
  4. John Goff b. 1861 J Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 436, bap. 6 Oct 1861 at St Marys Church, Kentisbeare 
  5. Anna Goff b. 1863 D Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 427, bap. 7 Feb 1864 at St Marys Church, Kentisbeare 
  6. Frank Goff b. 14 Feb 1866 M Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 472, bap. 5 Aug 1866 at St Marys Church, Kentisbeare 
  7. Edmund Goff b. 1868 M Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 449, bap. 5 Apr 1868 at St Marys Church, Kentisbeare. Died, aged 17 months, in 1869 J Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 317 and was buried on 23 May 1869 also at St Marys Church, Kentisbeare 
  8. Henry Goff b. 1 Feb 1870 M Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 456, bap. 3 Jul 1870 at St Marys Church, Kentisbeare 
  9. Charles Goff b. 15 Jun 1871 S Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 412, bap. 3 Sep 1871 at St Marys Church, Kentisbeare 
In 1861, Charles Goff (26) Mason was in North Street, Kentisbeare with Elizabeth Goff (32), son James Goff (6), William Goff (3) and Mary Goff (1).

In 1871, at Goodiford, Kentisbeare were Charles Goff (34) Mason, Elizabeth Goff (37), James Goff (16) Mason's Labourer; William Goff (13), Mary Goff (11), John Goff (9), Anna Goff (7), Francis Goff (5) and Henry Goff (1).

In 1881, Charles Goff (45) Farmer & mason & miller employing 15 men & boys was still at Goodiford Mills, Kentisbeare with Elizabeth Goff (48), William Goff (23) Mason; Mary Goff (21), John Goff (20) Carpenter; Hannah [Anna] Goff (17), Frank Goff (15) Miller; Henry Goff (11), Charles Goff (9) and James Hiles (16) Farm Servant from Clayhanger, Devon.

In 1891, at Mill House, Kentisbeare, were Charles Goff (56) Builder & miller; Elizabeth Goff (58), Frank Goff (25) Miller; Henry Goff (21) Carpenter and Charles Goff (19) Builder's son.

Elizabeth Goff of Goodiford, Kentisbeare, died, aged 60, on 17 Apr 1892 (1892 J Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 279) and was buried on 23 Apr 1892 at St Marys, Kentisbeare, leaving £171 to Charles Goff, Builder.

Charles Goff, Builder and Miller, died the following year, aged 58, on 29 Mar 1893 (1893 J Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 295) and was buried on 5 Apr 1893, also at St Marys Church, Kentisbeare. He left effects of £1084 (£171,775 in 2023) to Frank Goff and Charles Goff.

Sunday 19 November 2023

Henry Case and Elizabeth Symes

Parish Church of St Helier, Jersey
Danrok, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Henry Case (b. 1821 in Dorset, England) married Elizabeth Symes (b. 1822) at the Parish Church of St HelierSt HelierJersey on 19 Nov 1843

Henry and Elizabeth, it appears, had three sons:
  1. Frederick Jas Case b. 1847 in the Channel Islands
  2. John Josh Case b. 1849 in Alderney, Channel Islands
  3. Henry George Case b. 1851 in Alderney, Channel Islands
In 1851, Henry Case (29) Mason, birthplace England, was living in Braze Road, Guernsey And Adjacent Islands, Channel Islands (presumably Alderney) with Elizabeth Case (27), Frederick Jas Case (4), John Josh Case (2) and Henry Geo Case (0), as well as George Symes (22) Mason, Brother-In-Law and Maria Symes (15) Sister-In-Law (presumably Elizabeth's siblings).

In 1861, Henry Case (39) Journeyman Mason was living in St Jacques Road, Saint Peter PortGuernsey with wife Mary Ann Case (45) born (in 1816) in the Channel Islands. Presumably Elizabeth had died and Henry had remarried in the previous 10 years, but I haven't been able to find the relevant death and marriage records. Frederick Case (14) from St Helier, Jersey was with Shipping At Sea And In Ports Abroad; John Case (12) and Henry Case (10) born in Alderney, Channel Islands, in 1861, were both in Saint Peter Port, under the care of Alfred A Davies (33) Reformatory Superintendent Prison. (A reformatory or reformatory school is a youth detention centre.)

In 1871, Henry Case (49) Mason from England and Mary A Case (56) were living at St Jacques Syndenham Cottage, St Peter Port, Guernsey. Henry G Case (20) Stone Mason was lodging - three doors down - at Bath Cottage, St Peter Port, Guernsey in the household of Thomas L Tissier (60).

In 1881, Henry Case (59) Mason from Dorset, England was still living in St Jacques, St Peter Port, Guernsey with wife Mary Ann Case (67) from Guernsey, Channel Islands.

In 1891, Henry Case (69) Wall Mason from Dorsetshire, England was once more in St Jacques, St Peter Port, Guernsey with wife Mary Ann Case (79).

In 1901, Henry Case (listed as only 71) Widowed, Retired Mason, was still living in St Peter Port, Guernsey, this time with Ann Thompson (85) Widowed, from England, described as Henry's sister. (I've been unable to find a record of Mary Ann's death. I've found no further records for Henry either.)