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THE DUFFIELD/DUFFOLD/DUFFELL FAMILY
Charles Duffield and Mary Seville
Charles Duffield alias Sevill (1755-1830) and Elizabeth Williams (1761-1843)
of Littledean and a Nailor of Newent
James Duffield or Duffold (1792- ) and Anne Goode (1792-1830)
Labourer of Oxenhall, transported to Van Dieman’s Land
Mary Shott (1817-1908)
of Aston Ingham, Kilcot and Walford
Thomas Duffell alias Bundy (1836-1880) and Mary Preece (1843-1897)
Farm Labourer of Kempley, King’s Caple and Llanbaddock
Ann Duffell (1866-1938) and Arthur John Noad
Florence Noad and Edward Percy Barton
Son of Charles and Mary (nee Williams)
Husband of Anne Goode
Father of Mary Shott
Also Father of James and Thomas
James son of Charles and Elizabeth was baptised at Newent on 26th August 1792.
James Duffold married Anne Goode at Oxenhall on 27th June 1814 at Oxenhall. Both made their mark and the witnesses were John Herbert and Martha Jones.
James his son was baptised at Oxenhall 0n 16th July 1814. His parents were given as James, a labourer, and Anne and they were then living at Church House, Oxenhall.
On 21st February 1815 Joseph Duffield ‘Batchelor’ of Newent married Ann Daniel of Dymock at Duffield. James Duffield and Hester Duffield (presumably brother and sister) were the witnesses and made their marks.
In April 1815 Jas Duffield was tried at Gloucester for Larceny and found not guilty.
His daughter Mary was born at about this time but to date no baptism has been found.
Thomas, son of James Duffold and Anne was baptised at Oxenhall on 25th December 1818. His father was a labourer of Pool Hill. On 9th May 1819 Thomas Duffield, an Infant of Pauntley was buried on 9th May 1819 at Newent.
In July 1819 James Duffield was charged with Larceny and tried at Gloucester. Acquittal – No Bill (?). On 11th January 1820 he was found guilty at Gloucester City Sessions and transported for seven years to Van Dieman’s Land. His co-defendants were Samuel Fisher, William Griffin and, Thomas Hignell.
The Prison Hulks records for the Justitia at Woolwich include the following: Received 28th January 1820. Stealing trouts (?), a sack of beans,wheat.
Samuel Fowler 19 Convicted 11th Jan 1820 Sentenced 7 yrs Transported 16th August 1820
William Griffin 19 Convicted 11th Jan 1820 Sentenced 7 yrs Transported 10th March 1820
Thomas Hignell 38 Convicted 11th Jan 1820 Sentenced 7 yrs Pardoned 3rd February 1825
James Duffield 27 Convicted 11th Jan 1820 Sentenced 7 yrs Transported 10th March 1820
Justitia Index 4320: James Duffield NSW ‘Not Char. Conv of before’ (?)
James travelled to Australia and arrived on 28th July 1820 at Parramatta. He was sent to Liverpool to Mr Jas Cheehan.
We do not have any definite details after that so James may well have died in Australia.
At the time of the 1841 census a James Duffell, aged sixty, an agricultural labourer, was residing with John Lewis, fifty, and Sarah Lewis, fifty-three, in Newent Town.
On 17th September 1843 a James Duffold , a pedlar, aged sixty-three-years, was admitted to Newent Workhouse. He was admitted by Wm Bruton. Other notes describe him as ‘C of E’ and ‘Single Gravel (?)’ Could this be James? Unfortunately the age is nine years out!. He was discharged on 27th September 1843, aged sixty-three, ‘by his own desire’.
Daughter of Thomas Goode and Mary (nee Weobley)
Wife of James Duffield or Duffold
Mother of Mary Shott
Also Mother of James and Thomas
Possibly Wife of Richard Bundy and Mother of his children
Anne Goode was probably baptised on 1st July 1792 at Oxenhall. She was one of at least eight children of Thomas Goode and his wife Mary Weobley.
Anne Goode married James Duffold at Oxenhall on 27th June 1814 at Oxenhall. Both made their mark and the witnesses were John Herbert and Martha Jones.
James her son was baptised at Oxenhall 0n 16th July 1814. His parents were given as James, a labourer, and Anne and they were then living at Church House, Oxenhall.
In April 1815 her husband Jas Duffield was tried at Gloucester for Larceny and found not guilty.
Her daughter Mary was born at about this time but to date no baptism has been found.
Thomas, son of James Duffold and Anne was baptised at Oxenhall on 25th December 1818. His father was a labourer of Pool Hill. On 9th May 1819 Thomas Duffield, an infant of Pauntley was buried on 9th May 1819 at Newent.
An Anne Duffield of the town of Newent was buried on 2nd February 1830 at Newent, aged forty years. However, it could be her sister-in-law, if she did not marry Richard Bundy in 1822.
If James died in Australia between 1820 and 1822, then his widow might, in fact, be the Anne Duffell who married Richard Bundy at Redmarley D’Abitot on 3rd April 1822 rather than her sister-in-law, James Duffield’s sister? The bride and groom were both of that parish and the witnesses were John Teagie and Ann Butler; together with the bride and groom, the latter made her mark. Neither the word ‘widow’ or ‘spinster’ appear in the entry.
Unless firm evidence arises for James Duffield’s death in Australia between 1820 and April 1822 then I think Ann, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth, is the more likely candidate for Richard Bundy’s wife.
Their children were Great IV Uncles of Richard Barton:
JAMES DUFFIELD, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton
James Duffield was baptised at Oxenhall 0n 16th July 1814. His parents were given as James, a labourer, and Anne and they were then living at Church House, Oxenhall.
On 9th April 1833 a James Duffield, aged nineteen years, of Newent Poor House was buried in Newent.
THOMAS DUFFIELD, Infant Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton
Thomas, son of James Duffold and Anne was baptised at Oxenhall on 25th December 1818. His father was a labourer of Pool Hill. On 9th May 1819 Thomas Duffield, an infant of Pauntley was buried on 9th May 1819 at Newent.
Daughter of James Duffold and Anne nee Goode
Mother of Thomas Duffell alias Bundy
Wife of Thomas Shott
Also mother of Edward or Edwin Shott, Hannah Frawley, Helen Ashton, Mary Powell, Caroline Shott, John Shott, Eliza Hodge and Sarah Ann Taylor
Mary Duffield was born in about 1815 or 1816 at Oxenhall. She was the daughter of James Duffold (sic) and his wife Anne Goode. They were married in Oxenhall on 27th June 1814. Her brothers were James, who was baptised from Church House, Oxenhall, on 16th July 1814, and Thomas who was baptised in 1818. Their father was then described as a labourer of Pool Hill. I have yet to find Mary’s baptism but she would appear to have been born in about 1815/16. Mary’s mother’s family lived in Oxenhall and in 1841 her seventy-five-year-old grandfather, Thomas Goode, was living at the Church House with ten other family members.
In 1815 Mary’s father, James Duffold (sic), was arrested and tried for Larceny but was found not guilty and acquitted and four years later he was arrested again and in found guilty and transported to Van Dieman’s Land in January 1820 for seven years. He arrived in Sydney on the Neptune on 27th July 1820 and was deployed at Liverpool with twelve others allocated to Mr Jas Chukan.
On 4th December 1836 Mary Duffall (sic) took her baby, Thomas, to Kempley Parish Church for baptism. In the register he is described as her illegitimate son and her name is spelt ‘Duffall’. Thomas was one of four illegitimate children baptised by the curate, Richard Brooke, in Kempley during that year. Only two other baptisms in that year were of legitimate children!
Returning to Mary she married Thomas Shott on 25th October 1841 at the Church of St Nicholas in Westgate Street, Gloucester. He was described as a twenty-three-year-old bachelor, a labourer, son of Edward Shott, labourer. Mary Duffield was described as a twenty-five-year-old spinster, servant, daughter of James Duffield, labourer. They both made their marks and the witnesses were Andrew and Hannah Syson. I can find neither Thomas Shott nor Mary Duffield in the 1841 census return.
Thomas Shot was baptised at Aston Ingham on 23rd November 1817. His parents were Edward and Anne Shot, a labourer of Aston Ingham.
What of Mary Shott’s young natural son Thomas? It would seem that he went to live with his great uncle and aunt in Kempley. Ann Duffell (1797-1867), was probably a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Duffield, and sister of his grandfather, James, however, she could be Thomas’s grandmother, if James Duffield died in Australia. What we do know is that Anne Duffell married Richard Bundy at Redmarley D’Abitot on 3rd April 1822. The Bundys moved to Kempley Green where we find them living with seven children in 1841. The second youngest child was recorded in the return as Thomas ‘Bundy’ aged four years.
Richard Bundy 60 Agricultural Labourer Not born in county
Ann Bundy 45 Born in county
Maria 15, William 12, Jane 9, Charlotte 6, Thomas 4, James 2
On 19th March 1842 Edward, son of Thomas and Mary Shott, labourer of Gorsley, was baptised at Aston Ingham. Hannah was baptised at Aston Ingham on 17th November 1843. Again Thomas was described as a labourer and they were living at Gorsley. Helen was baptised privately at Aston Ingham on 29th March 1846. Again Thomas was described as a labourer of Gorsley, Aston. On 27th January 1848 Mary was baptised at Aston Ingham. They were still at Gorsley and Thomas was described as a labourer. John was baptised on 8th July 1853 at Aston Ingham and with the same parental details. Eliza was baptised at Aston Ingham on 13th April 1856 and once again they were at Gorsley and Thomas was a Mariner (much more likely a drainer as in 1851 census)
In 1851 Thomas Shott and his wife Mary were living at Kilcott in Newent Parish. Thomas was described as a thirty-four-year-old Drainer born at Aston Ingham. Mary was aged thirty-seven and born at Newent. Their children included Edward, aged nine, born at Newent; Hannah was aged seven, a scholar, born at Aston Ingham. Ellen was aged five and born at Aston Ingham; Mary aged two or three born at Aston Ingham and Caroline aged nine months born at Newent.
In 1861 Thomas and Mary Shot (sic) were living at Brickyard Cottage, Walford (next to Rose Cottage). Thomas was a forty-three-year-old brickmaker born at Aston Ingham. Mary was aged fifty, an assistant in the brickyard, born in Newent. Their children included Ellen aged fifteen and Mary aged thirteen both assistants in the brickyard and born in Aston Ingham. Caroline aged twelve, a scholar, and born at Newent.John was a nine year old scholar born in Linton and Eliza aged five, a scholar, born in Aston Ingham.
On 5th October 1861 Sarah Ann, daughter of Thomas and Mary Shott, was baptised privately at Bishopswood Church
In 1871 Thomas and Mary Shott were living at Bull Hill, Walford. Thomas was aged fifty-five, a brickmaker, born at Aston Ingham. Mary was aged fifty-six and born at Newent. John was aged seventeen, a bricklayer, born at Aston Ingham. Eliza was aged fifteen born at Aston Ingham and Sarah A. Shott was aged nine and born at Walford.
Thomas Shott died in 1879 in Ross-on-Wye registration district aged sixty. According to probate records he died on 3rd November 1879 at Bull’s Hill, Walford, a labourer, and his sole executor was Henry Phelps. His personal effects were under £20.
In 1881 Mary Shott of Bull Hill, Walford, was a sixty-year-old widow, a laundress, born at Newent. In 1891 she was aged sixty-five, born in Gloucestershire, and still a laundress of Walford. In 1901 Mary Shott was a widow aged eighty-one, born at Newent, lodging with Mary Brain, a seventy-six-year-old widow born at Hentland.
Mary died in 1908 in Ross-on-Wye registration district aged eighty-five-years. The death certificate states that Mary Shott, widow of Thomas Shott, a brickmaker, died on 1st January 1908 at Star Beach, Hope Mansell, Herefordshire. She was described as eighty-five-years and she died of senile decay certified by C. Foley L.R.C.P.. The informant was E. Ashton, daughter, who was present at the death. She was from Works Well, Walford. The death was registered on 2nd January 1908 by E.W. Gent, Registrar.
Their children were Half Great III Aunts and Uncles:
EDWARD or EDWIN SHOTT, Half Great III Uncle
On 19th March 1842 Edward, son of Thomas and Mary Shott, labourer of Gorsley, was baptised at Aston Ingham. In 1851 Thomas was at home, aged nine years, and born at Newent.
An Edward Shot was an unmarried carter, servant, at Mustow Farm, Ruardean at the time of the 1861 census. He was described as aged eighteen and born at Aston Ingham.
In 1867 Edwin Shott married Eliza Onions (1842-1919) in Westbury-on-Severn Registration District.
In 1871 Edward and Eliza Shot were living at the Stubbs (?), Walford. Edward was a twenty-nine-year-old labourer born at Aston Ingham. Eliza was aged twenty-nine, born in Walford. With them was Emma Onions, step-daughter, aged nine years, a scholar, born in Malvern, Worcestershire.
In 1881 Edwin and Eliza Shott were living at Walford with their family. He was described as a thirty-nine-year-old stone quarry man born at Aston Ingham. His wife Eliza was aged thirty-nine-years and born at Walford. Children included Eliza, an eight-year-old scholar; Caroline aged six and Annie (?) aged eight months. All three were born in Walford.
In 1888 Edward Shott died in Ross Registration District.
In 1891 Eliza was a widow described as a forty-nine-year-old laundress born in East Dean. Eliza was aged eighteen, a laundress; Caroline aged sixteen, a laundress; Hannah aged ten, a scholar and Dorothy aged one month. All were born in East Dean.
In 1901 James Higgins was living at Vention (?) Lane, Ruardean. He was a thirty-nine-year-old quarry labourer born at Foy. His wife Caroline was aged twenty-six and born at Walford and their children Lydia aged five and born in Lydbrook and Annie aged one year and born at Lydbrook. With them was Eliza Shott, James’s mother-in-law, aged fifty-seven-years and born at Walford.
In 1911 Eliza Shott, aged sixty-nine-years, a laundress, was living at Laundry Cottage, Chantry (Cottage), Foy. With her was Lydia Dorothy Higgins aged fifteen and a half years.
HANNAH FRAWLEY, Half Great III Aunt of Richard Barton
Hannah was baptised at Aston Ingham on 17th November 1843. Again Thomas was described as a labourer and they were living at Gorsley. In 1851 she was recorded in the census return as a seven-year-old scholar born at Aston Ingham.
On 10th April 1864 Hannah married William Frawley at Walford Parish Church. She was described as the daughter of Thomas Shott, brick maker, and he as a bachelor and labourer, son of Michael Frawley, a labourer of Walford. The witnesses were Mark and Rowland Roberts. William was baptised at Walford back in 1841.
William, son of William Frawley, a labourer, and Hannah his wife was baptised at Walford on 1st December 1870 at Walford.
William Frawley and his family were living at Shrubbery Cottage, Walford, at the time of the 1881 census. He was described as a forty-year-old general labourer, born at Walford. Hannah was aged thirty-seven and born at Aston Ingham. All their children were born in Walford – William aged ten, Ferdinand aged nine, Leonard aged six, Anna Maria aged seven, Chas aged four, Alfred aged three and Mary Jane aged seven months.
In 1891 the family was still in Walford. William was a fifty-year-old agricultural labourer born in Walford. Hannah was aged forty-eight and born in Aston Ingham. Children included Ferdinand aged eighteen, Leonard aged fifteen, Charles aged fourteen, Septeth aged twelve, Samson aged nine, Margretta aged six and grandchild Constance Frawley, aged six and born in London.
HELEN ASHTON, Half Great III Aunt of Richard Barton
Helen was baptised privately at Aston Ingham on 29th March 1846. Again Thomas was described as a labourer of Gorsley, Aston. In the 1851 census we find Ellen aged five years, born at Aston Ingham and at home. Ten years later in 1861 Ellen was aged fifteen, an assistant in the Brickyard and born at Aston Ingham.
Ten years later in 1871 Ellen Shott was an unmarried domestic servant working at the Half Moon Inn at Sherborne in Dorset. She was described as twenty-one-years-old and born at Aston Ingham, Herefordshire.
In the second quarter of 1875 she married John Ashton in the Bodmin Registration District.
In 1881 Helen Ashton was married, a thirty-year-old housekeeper and general servant, born in Aston Ingham, living in the home of the curate in Grampound Road. Her husband, John Ashton was Mate on the Mary Farleigh, a small vessel anchored at Tynemouth. He was described as forty-two-years-old and born at Bideford, Devon.
In 1891 John and Ellen appear to be living at Charlestown, St Austell. John was described as a forty-nine-year-old sailor engaged in the coast trade and Ellen, his wife, was aged forty. Both were listed as born in St Austell.
In 1901 she was living with her husband John Ashton at Howle Hill, Walford, aged fifty-two-years and born at Aston Ingham. Her husband was aged seventy-two-years, a general labourer, born at Bideford, Devon.
Ellen was the informant of her mother’s death to the registrar in 1908 and her husband may have died during the same year.
In 1911 Ellen was living on her own in five rooms at Bell Lane (?), Bull Hill, Walford, she was aged sixty-five-years. She was described as working as a laundress of her own accord, a widow, born at Aston Ingham.
Ellen probably died in March 1925 in Ross Registration District.
MARY POWELL, Half Great III Aunt of Richard Barton
On 27th January 1848 Mary was baptised at Aston Ingham. They were still at Gorsley and Thomas was described as a labourer. In 1851 she was listed as three years old and born at Aston Ingham. Ten years later she was still at home, aged thirteen, an assistant in the brickyard and born in Aston Ingham.
On 1st November 1871 Mary married George Powell at Ross-on-Wye. He was a twenty-four-year-old labourer, son of Thomas Powell, labourer. Mary was the twenty-four-year-old daughter and spinster of Thomas Shott, labourer. The witnesses were Eliza Shott and George Peter Constance.
In 1881 George and Mary were living at Dean Hill, Ross-on-Wye. George was listed as a gentleman’s gardener, aged 35, and Mary was 34. Their children were Sarah aged 8, Charles 6, Mary 4, Mable 2 and John T. 2 months, all born at Ross.
In 1891 George and Mary were still living at Dean Hill, Ross-on-Wye. George was described as a forty-eight-year-old gardener, born at Ross, Mary was aged forty-six and born at Aston Ingham. Children included Mable M Powell, aged twelve and born at Ross and John H, aged ten and born at Ross. Ernest H. Powell was born at Ross and aged seven and Lawson H. Powell was aged three and born at Ross.
In 1901 the family was living at Allon (sic) Street, Ross. George was a fifty-two-year-old general gardener, born at Ross. Mary was aged fifty-two and born at Aston Ingham. Children included Mable aged twenty two, a general servant; Raymond aged sixteen, a post man; Cecil aged thirteen and Mable A Powell, aged nine, granddaughter. All were born in Ross except for Mable A. Powell who was born in Wales.
CAROLINE SHOTT, Half Great III Aunt of Richard Barton
Caroline was born during the third quarter of 1850 in Newent Registration District. She was at home aged nine months, and given as born at Newent, at the time of the 1851 census. In 1861 she was still at home aged twelve, a scholar, and born at Newent. In 1871 she was working as a twenty-year-old unmarried chambermaid at the Swan Inn in Ross-on-Wye. Her place of birth was given as Aston Ingham.
JOHN SHOTT, Half Great III Uncle of Richard Barton
John was baptised on 8th July 1853 at Aston Ingham and with the same parental details. At the time of the 1861 census John was at home aged nine years, a scholar, and his place of birth was given as Linton. In 1871 he was still at home and described as a seventeen-year-old brickmaker born at Aston Ingham.
John married Caroline Powell, widow, at St. James Church, Gloucester on 11th October 1880. She was born Caroline Cox and married Joseph Powell in 1858
In 1881 a John Shott, aged twenty-eight years, was at Shaws, Lower Lea, Herefordshire, described as a general workman, born in Aston Ingham. His wife, Caroline, aged forty-four, was born at Gorsley.
In 1891 he was at Bailey Lane End, Westbury-on-Severn working as a brickmaker. He was described as thirty-seven-years-old and born at Linton. Caroline was aged fifty-one and born at Aston Ingham; she died in June 1892, aged 52, and was buried at Abenhall, Gloucestershire on 11th June 1892.
During the first quarter of 1894 John married Catherine Cooper in Westbury-on-Severn Registration District. She was born Catherine Carr and married Alfred Cooper, a minor from Cinderford, in 1858; he died in 1881. In 1901 John and Catherine were at Gloucester Road, Abbenhall. John was described as a forty-seven-year-old brickmaker, born at Aston Ingham. Catherine was aged fifty-seven and born at Mitcheldean.
John probably died in the first quarter of 1910 in Westbury-on-Severn Registration District.
By the 1911 census, Catherine had moved back to Mitcheldean. She died on 21st October 1914 at Jubilee Lane, Plump Hill, Mitcheldean, leaving effects of £100.
ELIZA HODGE, Half Great III Aunt of Richard Barton
Eliza was baptised at Aston Ingham on 13th April 1856 and once again they were at Gorsley and Thomas was a Mariner (much more likely a drainer as in 1851 census). In 1861 she was at home, a scholar, aged five years, and born at Aston Ingham. In 1871 she was still at home aged fifteen years and again her place of birth was given as Aston Ingham.
In 1881 Eliza Shott was working for the Reverend Henry Douboulayat the Vicarage House, Newlyn East, Cornwall. She was twenty-four-years, a house parlour domestic servant, born at Aston Ingham. In 1891 she was a domestic servant – a house parlour maid – for Frances Penning of Landovery, Albion Street, Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth.She was a thirty-five-year-old single woman born in Aston Ingham.
On 21st September 1892 she married John Wright Hodge at Walford at Walford Parish Church. She was described as aged thirty, a spinster and servant, living at Walford, daughter of Thomas Shott, brickmaker. Her spouse was John Wright Hodge, a twenty-five-year-old bachelor and builder, of Diptford, Devon, son of Henry Hodge, a mason. The witnesses were John Shott and Ellen Ashton.
In 1901 Eliza and her family were at Diptford, Totnes. John was a thirty-five-year-old carpenter and builder, born in Diptford. Eliza was aged forty-five and born in Aston, Herefordshire.
In 1911 John and Eliza were living at Moor View, Diptford, Devon. John was aged forty-five, married, a carpenter, born in Diptford. His wife, the mother of one child who has died, was aged fifty-five and born in Herefordshire and mother of one deceased child.
SARAH ANN TAYLOR, Half Great III Aunt of Richard Barton
On 5th October 1861 Sarah Ann, daughter of Thomas and Mary Shott, was baptised privately at Bishopswood Church. In 1871 Sarah A. Shott was at home, aged nine years and born at Walford.
In 1881 Sarah Ann Shott was at Lampeter working for the Principal of Lampeter College as a twenty-year-old Housemaid, born in Walford, Herefordshire.
On 24th December 1882 Sarah Ann Shott married William Taylor at Kings Norton Parish Church. He was described as a twenty-seven-year-old bachelor and labourer, son of Samuel Taylor, a labourer. She was described as a twenty-three-year-old spinster, daughter of Thomas Shott, labourer.
In 1891 they were living at Tennels Road, Harborne. William was described as a thirty-five-year-old agricultural labourer born in Northall, in Warwickshire. His wife was aged thirty and born in ‘Aston Ingham, Gloucestershire’. Charlotte was a ten-year-old scholar born in Harborne and five-year-old Annie was born at Moorend Farm. Florence, aged two, was born at Harborne.
In 1911 William and Sarah Ann were living at 262 Beech Lanes, Birmingham. William was aged fifty-six, a cowman, working for a farmer, born at Headly Heath. Sarah Ann was aged forty-nine, married for twenty-eight years with four children, born at Walford. With them was their daughter Florence Elizabeth Taylor, aged twenty-two, laundress (ironer) born in Harborne. Grand-daughter Dorothy Sarah Ann Taylor, was aged seven, at school and born at Ridgacre, Staffs. They lived in five rooms. Dorothy was the illegitimate daughter of Charlotte, born in 1904.
Sarah Ann died in August 1917, aged 54, and William died in May 1932, aged 76; both were buried at Christ Church, The Quinton, Worcestershire.
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