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Dunn Family of the Stroud Valleys

WILKINS AND DUNN FAMILIES

 


James Wilkins (1720-1783) and Mary Smith (1722-1789)

of Leonard Stanley and Stroud

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 Elizabeth Wilkins and William Dunn

of Kings Stanley

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 Susannah Dunn (1781-1843) and William Terrett (1785-1812) 

Ostler and Labourer of Wotton-under-Edge

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 Daniel Terrett (1809-1876) and Hannah Palser (1807-1879)

Millwright and Engineer of Wotton-under-Edge and Kingswood

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Henry Terrett (1850-1908) and Ellen Smith (1862-1930)

Millwright, Engineer and Publican of Kingswood

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William Edward Terrett and Grace Margaret Eley


 

JAMES WILKINS, Great V Grandfather of Richard Barton

 A James Wilkins son of John and Mary Wilkins was baptised at Eastington on 16th October 1719. Other children of John and Mary included George who was baptised on 1st October 1722, Sarah baptised on 20th June 1721 and John who was baptised on 21st January 1712 at Leonard Stanley.

A Mary Wilkins was buried on 23rd March 1726 at King Stanley and another on 27th August 1727.

A Jonathan Wilkins and a Mary Window were married at Leonard Stanley on 31st March 1714.

A James Wilkins and Mary Smith married at Bisley on 26th December 1744.


POSSIBLE SMITH DESCENT

William Smith and Anne Burnit of Bisley

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Thomas Smith (1669-) and Esther Berriman of Bisley

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Mary Smith (1722-1789) and James Wilkins (1720-1783)


A Mary Smith, daughter of Thomas Smith, was baptised at Bisley on 11th May 1722. Earlier Marys were baptised and buried there before 1722 – a first Mary was baptised on 19th March 1697 and buried on 27th September 1712. A second Mary, baptised on 29th April 1716, was buried on 16th June 1718.

Other children of Thomas christened at Bisley include John baptised 12th August 1705, Richard baptised on 27th April 1707, Sarah baptised on 10th September 1708, Beata baptised on 11th March 1713, John baptised on 4th May 1718 and William who was baptised on 8th June 1710 and buried on 10th June 1722.

Thomas Smith was buried on 7th July 1730 aged sixty-one

(On 29th May 1738 another Thomas Smith was buried there aged fifty-four).

Thomas Smith and Esther Berriman married at Bisley on 20th June 1695.

Thomas, son of William Smith, was baptised at Bisley on 17th October 1669.

William Smith and Anne Burnit married at Bisley on 30th January 1653.


A settlement certificate for Stroud in 1755 records that a James Wilkins had come from Leonard Stanley.

A James Wilkins, son of James Wilkins, was baptised on 27th October 1745 at Stroud and his sister, Elizabeth Wilkins, was baptised there on 5th April 1747. She probably married William Dunn. A Samuel Wilkins was also baptised at Stroud on 18th June 1749.

William, son of James Wilkins, was buried at Stroud on 8th June 1764.

Mary, wife of James Wilkins, was buried at Stroud on 7th August 1781 aged fifty-nine-years.

James Wilkins, widower, was buried at Stroud on 25th November 1783 aged sixty-three-years parish funded.


WILLIAM DUNN, Great IV Grandfather of Richard Barton

Husband of Elizabeth Wilkins

 Father of Susannah Terrett

 Also Father of Sarah Slade, Mary Wood, William, Elizabeth, Esther and Anne Smith

A William Dunn was baptised on 28th December 1752 at St Lawrence’s Church, Stroud, his father was William Dunn.

A William Dunn was buried at Stroud on 15th June 1755

A William Dunn, son of William was baptised in December 1736 at Stroud.

A William Dunn married Anne Smith at Bisley on 26th July 1723

Anne, wife of William Dunn was buried at Stroud on 29th June 1741

A William Dune was buried at Stroud on 21st August 1771, a married man

A William Dunn, son of Richard Dunn and Hester (nee Griffiths), was baptised at Stonehouse on 25th February 1749. The parents married on 29th April 1738 at Stonehouse. Other children included Thomas baptised on 10th June 1740, Thomas baptised on 18th October 1747, Mary baptised 4th March 1740 (who possibly married John Leech at Stonehouse on 5th October 1761

William married Elizabeth Wilkins on 22nd September 1771 at Kings Stanley. Both made their mark and the witnesses were John Pates and Thomas Major or Mayor. However, a second register at Kings Stanley, showing basic details of just bride and groom, gives the dates as 28th September.

Their daughter Sarah was baptised at Kings Stanley on 11th October 1772, Mary was baptised on 10th April 1774 and Elizabeth was baptised at Kings Stanley on 31st March 1776.

On 22nd February 1778 Hester, daughter of William Dunn and Elizabeth, daughter of James Wilkins, was baptised at St Lawrence’s Church, Stroud.

Susannah, daughter of William Dunn by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of James Wilkins, was baptised at Stroud on 18th February 1781.

William, son of William Dunn and Elizabeth, daughter of James Wilkins, was baptised at Stroud on 4th April 1784.

An Anne Dunn, daughter of William and Elizabeth Dunn was baptised at Stroud on 30th January 1791. She too was described as ‘Anne, daughter of William Dunn by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of James Wilkins’.

Neither William nor his wife Elizabeth would appear to have been buried at Kings Stanley.

A William Dunn was buried at Stonehouse on 9th September 1794.


ELIZABETH DUNN, Great IV Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of James Wilkins

Wife of William Dunn

Mother of Susannah Dunn

Also Mother of Sarah Slade, Mary Wood, William, Elizabeth, Esther and Anne Smith

Elizabeth Wilkins was the daughter of James Wilkins and it is likely that she was baptised on 5th April 1747 at Stroud. A James Wilkins and Mary Smith married at Bisley on 26th December 1744.

She married William Dunn on 22nd September 1771 at Kings Stanley. Both made their mark and the witnesses were John Pates and Thomas Major or Mayor. However, a second register at Kings Stanley, showing basic details of just bride and groom, gives the dates as 28th September.

Their daughter Sarah was baptised at Kings Stanley on 11th October 1772, Mary was baptised on 10th April 1774 and Elizabeth was baptised at Kings Stanley on 31st March 1776.

On 22nd February 1778 Hester, daughter of William Dunn and Elizabeth, daughter of James Wilkins, was baptised at St Lawrence’s Church, Stroud.

Susannah, daughter of William Dunn by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of James Wilkins, was baptised at Stroud on 18th February 1781.

William, son of William Dunn and Elizabeth, daughter of James Wilkins, was baptised at Stroud on 4th April 1784.

An Anne Dunn, daughter of William and Elizabeth Dunn was baptised at Stroud on 30th January 1791. She too was described as ‘Anne, daughter of William Dunn by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of James Wilkins’.

Neither William nor his wife Elizabeth would appear to have been buried at Kings Stanley.


WILLIAM DUNN, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

William, son of William and Elizabeth, daughter of James Wilkins, was baptised at Stroud on 4th April 1784.

William Dunn, bachelor, married Hester Rock, spinster, at St Michael’s Church, Gloucester, on 28th May 1814. They were described as of Kings Stanley Parish and both signed their names. The witnesses were Mary Rock and Anthony Bretherton.

Their three children were baptised at St Lawrence’s Church in Stroud – Maria Dunn baptised on 12th November 1820; Ann baptised on 26th October 1823 and Rhoda baptised on 15th April 1827. William Dunn was described in the register in 1820 as a coachman of Farhill.

A daughter Esther died in 1826 aged three years and on 23rd March 1828 her mother, Hester Dunn of Far Hill, near Stroud, died aged thirty-six-years.

In the 1841 census return we find William’s three children living together at Far Hill Lodge. Ann is described as fifteen; Rhoda aged fourteen and Maria aged twenty. All were born in the county.

In the 1851 return we find William Dunn at Oglebrook, Cainscross. His nephew, George Dunn, is the head of the household and described as a married forty-five-year-old Tallow Chandler, born in Stonehouse parish. His mother Hester Dunn was listed as aged seventy, a laundress, born in Stonehouse; Elizabeth Dunn, his widowed aunt, an unmarried seventy-six-year-old aunt described as ‘pauper (clothworker)’, born also in Stonehouse and finally William his uncle, a widower, aged sixty-six-years, a retired coachman, born in Stonehouse.

 This retired coachman died in Stroud Registration District during 1855 aged seventy-one-years.


 

ELIZABETH DUNN, Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Elizabeth Dunn, daughter of William Dunn, was baptised at Kings Stanley on 31st March 1776.

She probably had an illegitimate child, Harriete (sic) who was baptised at Stroud on 9th March 1800. Harriet probably married John Jefferies at Stonehouse on 25th August 1823 and the witnesses were Stephen and Elizabeth Jefferies. Both Harriet and John signed their names.

At the time of the 1841 census we find Elizabeth Dunn living in Cainscross, aged fifty, engaged in woollen cloth cutting with her sister, Esther Dunn, aged forty-five-years, a charwoman. Next door was their sister Susan Terrett. She was described as aged sixty years, engaged in washing, and born in the county. Living with her was her daughter Eliza Brambley, aged twenty-five-years, who worked as a dressmaker. In the same household we find Hannah Dunn, aged thirty-five-years, a laundress, with children Luiza (sic) Gurney, aged ten years and William Gurney, aged seven years.

Ten years later in the 1851 return we find Elizabeth Dunn at Oglebrook, Cainscross. George Dunn is the head of the household and described as a married forty-five-year-old Tallow Chandler, born in Stonehouse parish. With him was his mother Hester aged seventy, a laundress, born in Stonehouse; Elizabeth Dunn, his widowed aunt, an unmarried seventy-six-year-old aunt described as ‘pauper (clothworker)’, born also in Stonehouse and finally William his uncle, a widower, aged sixty-six-years, a retired coachman, born in Stonehouse.

Elizabeth Dunn died in 1862 aged eighty-seven-years. The previous year she appears in the 1861 census return as an unmarried lodger, aged eighty-six-years, formerly a nurse (?) and born at Stonehouse. She was living at the Cainscross Savings Bank near to the National School.


HESTER or ESTHER DUNN, Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

On 22nd February 1778 Hester, daughter of William Dunn and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of James Wilkins, was baptised at St Lawrence’s Church, Stroud, on 22nd February 1778.

Edward the illegitimate son of Esther Dunn was baptised at Stroud on 24th March 1805. He was buried at Stonehouse on 12th January1806 and described as the son of Hester Dunn, spinster

On 2nd August 1807 George, illegitimate son of Esther Dunn, was baptised at Stroud Parish Church.

An entry in the Stonehouse Bastardy Papers reveals that an Esther Dunn gave birth to a male bastard child on 8th March 1819 and William Goddard of Stonehouse, a labourer, was the father.

 

At the time of the 1841 census we find Esther Dunn, aged forty-five-years, a charwoman living in Cainscross with her sister, Elizabeth Dunn, aged fifty, engaged in woollen cloth cutting. Next door was their sister Susan Terrett. She was described as aged sixty years, engaged in washing, and born in the county. Living with her was her daughter Eliza Brambley, aged twenty-five-years, who worked as a dressmaker. In the same household we find Hannah Dunn, aged thirty-five-years, a laundress, with children Luiza (sic) Gurney, aged ten years and William Gurney, aged seven years.

Ten years later in the 1851 return we find Hester Dunn at Oglebrook, Cainscross. Her son, George Dunn, is the head of the household and described as a married forty-five-year-old Tallow Chandler, born in Stonehouse parish. His mother Hester Dunn was listed as aged seventy, a laundress, born in Stonehouse; Elizabeth Dunn, his widowed aunt, an unmarried seventy-six-year-old aunt described as ‘pauper (clothworker)’, born also in Stonehouse and finally William his uncle, a widower, aged sixty-six-years, a retired coachman, born in Stonehouse.

An Esther Dunn died during 1861 (before the census) in Stroud Registration District aged seventy-nine-years.


SUSANNAH TERRETT, Great III Grandmother of Richard Barton

 Daughter of William Dunn and Elizabeth nee Wilkins

Wife of William Terrett

Mother of Daniel Terrett

Also Mother of Eliza Pitt

Also mother of Edwin Dunn

Susannah Dunn was baptised at St Lawrence’s Church, Stroud, on 18th February 1781. She was described as daughter of William Dunn by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of James Wilkins.

On 3rd July 1808 Edwin Dunn, illegitimate son of Susannah Dunn was baptised at Kings Stanley Parish Church.

On 6th February 1809 Susannah Dunn married William Terrett at St Mary’s Parish Church, Wotton-under-Edge. The officiating minister was P.M. Cornwall and the witnesses were Jacob Hill and William Trotman. Both William and Susannah signed their names. William Terrett was described as a Labourer of the Chipping.

William Terrett died at the age of twenty-seven-years and was buried on 18th August 1812 at Wotton.

The children of William and Susanna included Daniel who was born on 12th February 1809 and Eliza who was born on 11th February 1811. Both children were baptised at Wotton-under-Edge Parish Church on 3rd March 1813, by then seven months had passed after the death of their father. They were described as children of William and Susanna Terrett of ‘The Chipping’.

At the time of the 1841 census Susan Terrett was living at Cainscross. She was described as aged sixty years, engaged in washing, and born in the county. Living with her was her daughter Eliza Brambley, aged twenty-five-years, who worked as a dressmaker. In the same household we find Hannah Dunn, aged thirty-five-years, a laundress, with children Luiza (sic) Gurney, aged ten years and William Gurney, aged seven years. Next door we find Elizabeth Dunn, aged fifty, engaged in woollen cloth cutting and Esther Dunn, aged forty-five-years, a charwoman.

Susannah Terrett died on 7th January 1843 ‘at the Parish of Stonehouse’. She was described on the death certificate as a sixty-two-year-old widow who was accidentally burnt. The informant was John G. Bell the Coroner of Minchinhampton and the death was registered on 20th February by John Cooper Grimes, Registrar.

The Inquest Book (CO 3/2/2 Gloucestershire Archives) reveals that Susannah Terrett, aged sixty-two-years was accidentally burnt and the Inquest was conducted on 9th January at the Golden Cross Inn. Costs included 8/- for the jury and 2/6 for the constable. The burial took place at St Matthew’s Cainscross on 12th January.


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