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Sunday 21 March 2021

William Stone and Hannah Westcott

Whipples Farm, Holcombe Rogus
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William Stone (bap. 1 Apr 1821 at St Peter's ChurchLangford Budville), eldest son of William Stone and Mary Thorne and thus oldest brother of my 2x great grandfather, Henry Stone, married Hannah Westcott in the third quarter of 1850, in the registration district of Wellington, Somerset. 

Hannah Westcott (10) was living at Tone Wharf, Wellington Somerset with her parents, Thomas and Ann Westcott, in 1841. She was born on 8 Feb 1831 and baptised Anna Westcott (due to pronunciation, probably) on 19 Jun 1831, at the The Lower Meeting Independent Formerly Presbyterian, Wellington, Somerset.

Tracking down the children of this marriage has been proving difficult, with no birth records for half of them, but include the following six: 
  1. William Stone b. 1851 in Devon (listed on 1861 census)
  2. Mary Ann Stone b. 1854 in Ashbrittle, Somerset (on 1861 census)
  3. Hannah Maria Stone b. 1861 Q3 in PONTYPOOL Vol 11A Page 122
  4. Thomas Stone b. 12 Aug 1864 in Usworth, Durham 
  5. Edith Ellen Stone b. 1866 Q4 in CHESTER LE STREET Vol 10A Page 42
  6. Isabella Stone b. 1870 Q3 in CHESTER LE STREET Vol 10A Page 479
Those I could find at the GRO, the mother's maiden name is listed as Westcott.

In 1851, William Stone (28), Agricultural Labourer, was living at Whipples, Holcombe Rogus, with wife Anah (21). Whipples Farmhouse, Tracebridge, is a Grade II Listed Building. Living at Whipples also was Henry Tremlett, a Dairyman, for whom William was presumably working. 

In 1861, however, William Stone (40), married, Pitman from Holcombe, Devon was a lodger in the house of Elizabeth Archer (50), widow at Nailers Shops, New Row, Usworth, Chester Le Street, Durham. While Hannah Stone (29) from Wellington, Somerset was living at Garndiffath, Trevethin, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales with son William Stone (10) born in Devon, England and daughter, Mary Ann Stone, born in Ashbrittle, Somerset. 

There is no sign of any of them in 1871.

Mary Ann Stone (18) married Miles Handy in Chester Le Street, in 1872.

William Stone (55) died in the 3rd quarter of 1875, also in Chester Le Street.

In 1881, Hannah Stone (49) widow, mother-in-law, was living in the household of Miles Handy (35) Coal Miner from Wallsend, Northumberland and his wife, Mary A Handy (27) from Somerset. Also in the household were Thomas Stone (16) Coal Miner (putter) born in Usworth, Durham, brother-in-law and Isabella Stone (10) born in Washington, Durham, sister-in-law and William Handy (25) Coal Miner, boarder, also from Wallsend, Northumberland, Miles' brother.

Thomas Stone married Polly Beaty in 1888, in Chester Le Street. Edith Ellen Stone married in Chester Le Street, in 1889, but [as yet], I don't know who she married. And Isabella Stone married John Robert Brack, also in Chester Le Street, in 1890. (In 1881, John Brack had been staying with his uncle, Christopher Chambers, Colliery overman, from Killingworth, Northumberland.)

In 1891, Hannah Stone (59), widow, was living on her own means in the household of William Handy (34) Coal Miner at New Rows, Little Usworth, Chester Le Street - her home, but he presumably becomes head as a man. In the household also were Hannah's daughter, Isabella Brack (20) and her husband John Brack (23) from Byker, Northumberland, Coal miner deputy.

In 1901, Hannah Stone (70), widow, mother-in-law, from Wellington, Somerset, was living in the household of John Robert Brack (34) Coal deputy overman and Isabella Brack (30), who by this time had five children, at 10, New Rows, Washington, Great and Little Usworth, Chester Le Street, Durham.

Hannah Stone died, aged 78, in Chester Le Street, in 1909.