Showing posts with label Woodford. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Woodford. Show all posts

Monday, 24 May 2021

James William Fuller and Maria Phillips

St Mary, High Road, South Woodford - East end
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James William Fuller, son of Robert Fuller and Elizabeth Ann Bradley, married Maria Phillips, daughter of Isaac Phillips and Caroline Elizabeth Taylor on 9 Oct 1859 in Woodford. James' grandparents, Robert Fuller and Elizabeth Bass, had married in the previous, medieval, incarnation of this church, but this time the marriage will have taken place in the building, from 1816, that stands today. Unusual for the wedding to take place in the groom's parish.

James and Maria had nine children, baptised in RainhamSt Helen and St Giles:
  1. William James Fuller born 1860, bap. 6 Sep 1860
  2. Emily Elizabeth Fuller born 1862, bap. 30 Nov 1862
  3. James Fuller born 1864, bap. 27 Nov 1864
  4. George Fuller born 19 Oct 1866, bap. 18 Nov 1866
  5. John Fuller born 1869, bap. 31 Jan 1869
  6. Frederick Fuller born 1871, bap. 4 Jun 1871
  7. Elizabeth Fuller born 1873, bap. 7 Sep 1873
  8. Annie Fuller born 1876, bap. 5 Mar 1876 (died at the age of 9 months and was buried, on 12 Nov 1876, at St Helen and St Giles)
  9. Alfred Robert Fuller born 1880, bap. 8 Aug 1880
[There was a tenth child, Ellen Fuller, born 1867, attributed to this family. However, checking the GRO, the mother's maiden name is listed as WHITTAM. Her baptism, on 8 Dec 1867, which was in Upminster anyway, lists the mother's first name - Eliza. There was a marriage of a James Fuller to an Eliza Witham, in South Weald, in 1855. Most likely, these were the unfortunate Ellen's parents. This child died, aged 1, in 1868 and was buried on 11 Oct 1868 at St Helen and St Giles, Rainham. So she isn't one of ours. Enough others were.]

In 1861, James Fuller (25) Agricultural Labourer, Maria (23) and their 3 month old son, William were listed at Cottage, Rainham, Essex. Hope nobody wanted to find anyone from the vague addresses on some of these censuses!

In 1871, in Back Street, Rainham, we find James Fuller (36) Ag Lab, Maria (34), William (11), Emily (9), James (7), George (5), John (2) and Frederick (0). 

In 1881, address now upgraded to Village Back Street, Rainham, we have James Fuller (46) Ag Lab, Maria (43), sons James (17), George (15), John (13) all Ag Labs, Frederick (10) and Elizabeth (8) were at school and, Alfred (0).

And in the same place in 1891, James Fuller (57) Ag Lab, Maria (53) and just George (24) and Alfred (11) still at home. They've taken in two lodgers instead: Charles Valentine (24) and David Joslin (46), both Ag Labs.

In 1901, James Fuller (66) Farm Labourer, Maria (64) and just Alfred (20) Ag Lab still at home with one boarder, Albert Hardcastle (26) Farm Labourer.

In 1911, their address given as Mitchells Cottages, Rainham, there is James William Fuller (77) no longer working, wife Maria (74). Their boarder, Albert Hardcastle (36), was still in residence and had become a Platelayer on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway.

James Fuller died, aged 76, in 1911.

Maria Fuller died in 1919, aged 81.

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Robert Fuller and Elizabeth Ann Bradley

St Mary the Virgin, Chigwell
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Robert Fuller, eldest son of Robert Fuller and Elizabeth Bass, married Elizabeth Ann Bradley, eldest child, daughter of Henry Bradley and Mary Thompson, on 9 Apr 1832, at the church of St Mary the Virgin, Chigwell. 

Robert and Elizabeth Ann had a dozen children: 
  1. Eliza Fuller born 1832 (only mentioned on 1841 census)
  2. James William Fuller bap. 16 Mar 1834 in Chigwell
  3. Ann Fuller born 1837 (died, aged 10 and buried on 14 Feb 1847)
  4. Emily Fuller bap. 7 Apr 1839 at Woodford, St Mary the Virgin
  5. Samuel Thomas Fuller born 1841, bap. 25 Jul 1841
  6. Elizabeth Ann Fuller born 1843, bap. 8 Oct 1843
  7. William Robert Fuller born 1845, bap. 21 Dec 1845
  8. Robert Fuller bap. 19 Mar 1848 in Chigwell
  9. George Fuller bap. 19 Jan 1851 at Woodford, St Mary the Virgin
  10. Anne Fuller born 1853, bap. (as Annie) on 23 Jan 1853
  11. Jane Ann Fuller born 1855 (died, aged 5, and buried on 11 May 1860)
  12. Mary Ann Fuller bap. 12 Sep 1858
In 1841, living at Woodford Bridge Flant, are Robert Fuller (25) Ag Lab, Elizabeth (25), Eliza (9), James (7), Ann (4) and Emily (2).

In 1851, at Winn Bridge, Woodford, West Ham, we find Robert Fuller (39) Ag Lab, Elizabeth (36), James Fuller (17) Ag Lab, Emma (Emily?) (12), Samuel (9), Elizabeth (7), William (5), Robert (3) and George (0).

The next time we see them is in 1871, in Woodford Bridge, West Ham, with Robert Fuller (59), Elizabeth Ann (56), George (20), Ann (18), Mary Ann (12) and Emily Eliza (2). Although Emily Eliza is listed on that census as a "Daughter" relative to the head of the household, the birth certificate shows that her mother is Annie Fuller, then of Nightingale Place, Wanstead. No father's name is listed, so clearly an illegitimate child, being brought up by the grandparents. 

By 1881, they've moved to 1 Essex Cottages, Maynard RoadWalthamstow. Robert Fuller (70) still an Agricultural Labourer, Elizabeth Fuller (66) Laundress, Mary Ann (22), Ada Fuller (9) Granddaughter (this will be Annie's second illegitimate daughter) and Charles Berwick (23) Boarder. 

Robert Fuller died in 1882, aged 72.

In 1891, widow, Elizabeth Ann Fuller (78) Retired Laundress, is living alone at 13 Brunswick Street, Walthamstow. (Although, separately, there appear to be two other households also living at the same address.)

Elizabeth Ann Fuller died in West Ham in 1898, aged 84.

13 Brunswick Street, Walthamstow

Henry Bradley and Mary Thompson

St Mary's Church, Chigwell in Essex (left), and Ye Olde King's Head pub (right), reputed to be the model for the Maypole Inn in Charles Dickens's Barnaby RudgeImage extracted from "The Eastern Counties Railway Illustrated Guide". Original held and digitised by the British Library. 

Henry Bradley, son of  Thomas Bradley and Sarah Garton, had actually married Mary Chapman, in Chigwell, on 19 May 1810, but that Mary Bradley, aged 22, was buried, also in Chigwell, on 2 Aug 1812. Henry Bradley, widowed, then remarried, again in Chigwell, on 12 Sep 1813 to Mary Thompson

Ah well, at least he wasn't going to get their names confused!

Henry Bradley and Mary Thompson had at least eight children:
  1. Elizabeth Ann Bradley born 29 Oct 1814, bap. 20 Nov 1814 at St Mary the Virgin, Woodford
  2. Sarah Anne Bradley bap. 29 Apr 1816 at St Mary the Virgin, Woodford
  3. Thomas Bradley bap. 22 Jun 1817. A note on this baptism record says, "Whilst St Mary Woodford Was Being Repaired, The Ceremony Of Baptism Was Performed At St Mary Wanstead."
  4. Ann Bradley bap. 20 Sep 1818
  5. Ann Bradley bap. 30 Jan 1820
  6. James Bradley bap. 2 May 1824
  7. Henry Bradley bap. 8 Jan 1826
  8. Eliza Bradley bap. 13 Apr 1828
The baptism records all list Henry's occupation and Labourer and several of them also list the family's residence as Grange Hill, Chigwell, Woodford.

In 1841, address listed as Grange Hill, Chigwell, Epping, are Henry Bradley (50) Ag Lab, Mary (45), James (15), Henry (15) and Elizabeth (14) - Eliza?

The 1851 Census lists Henry Bradley (63) Ag Lab, birthplace Woodford Bridge and Mary Bradley (54) born in Takeley, Essex, living at King William, Chigwell Horse Lane, Epping. I'm sure Chigwell Horse Lane became Chigwell Road/High Road and wonder if the previous name was to distinguish it from other lanes that weren't even fit for horses? All joking aside, meaning the main thoroughfare that passes coaching inns, such as the King's Head will have been.

Mary Bradley died, aged 65, and was buried on 29 Jan 1860 in Chigwell.

Henry Bradley died, aged 74, and was buried on 30 Mar 1862, again in Chigwell.

Friday, 21 May 2021

Thomas Bradley and Sarah Garton

Woodford, Essex
This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material
which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth.


Thomas Bradley married Sarah Garton on 6 Jan 1789 in Woodford. The earliest ancestors in this branch, records suggest that Thomas was born in 1766 and that Sarah was born in 1767. There is a Sarah Garton, baptised on 18 Feb 1770, daughter of John and Elizabeth Garton, in Woodford who could relate. 

Thomas and Sarah had at least eight children:
  1. Henry Bradley bap. 1 Nov 1789 in Woodford
  2. Sarah Bradley bap. 22 Apr 1792 in Chigwell
  3. Elizabeth Bradley bap. 19 Oct 1794 in Chigwell
  4. Catherine Bradley bap. 31 Jul 1796 in Chigwell
  5. Elizabeth Bradley bap. 8 Mar 1799 in Chigwell
  6. UNNAMED Bradley bap. 27 Jun 1802 in Chigwell
  7. Mary Bradley bap. 5 Feb 1804 in Chigwell
  8. John Bradley born 15 May 1809, bap. 30 Jul 1809 in Chigwell
The first Elizabeth, born 1794, likely died, hence naming another child Elizabeth in 1799. The 1802 child may well have been baptised posthumously.

Thomas Bradley died, aged 48, and was buried on 20 Feb 1814 in Chigwell.

Sarah Bradley died, aged 79, and was buried on 15 Nov 1846 also in Chigwell.

Robert Fuller and Elizabeth Bass

St Mary, High Road, South Woodford
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Robert Fuller married Elizabeth Bass on 28 Nov 1807 at St Mary's Church, Woodford. It should be noted however that, as the current church was built in 1816, their marriage will have taken place in the previous medieval church that had stood in this location. They may have seen this building going up. 

There are records for seven children that can be attributed to this couple:

  1. Elizabeth Fuller bap. 30 Apr 1809
  2. Robert Fuller bap. 23 Jun 1811
  3. Mary Fuller born 25 Feb 1814, bap. 20 Mar 1814
  4. Sarah Fuller bap. 1 Sep 1816
  5. John Fuller bap. 17 Oct 1819
  6. Eliza Ann bap. 21 Jul 1822
  7. Ann Fuller bap. 31 Oct 1824
In 1841, Robert Fuller (50) Ag Lab, Elizabeth Fuller (50) and their two youngest daughters, Eliza (15) and Ann (15) - as with all 1841 entries, ages very rounded - were listed as living at Winn BridgeWoodford St Mary, West Ham.
Winn Bridge. This is where a stream – the Wynn Brook – joins the Roding. The bridge was passed to the Middlesex and Essex turnpike trust, and then the county in 1872.

Robert Fuller died, aged 60, and was buried in Woodford on 22 Feb 1846.

Elizabeth Fuller died, aged 65, and was buried on 12 Jan 1851. 

These are the earliest ancestors [so far] in this branch of the tree. Both Robert and Elizabeth were born around 1786, but I've not been able to identify baptisms for either of them. There are also potentially two further children, but I'm not convinced enough that they belong to this family to include them. Being younger (only 10 and 12), they would have been on that census too - unless they had died as infants and I've not found deaths or burials to confirm that - and, in any case, the naming pattern does not seem right for the family.