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Pick Family of Berkeley

PurtonTHE PICK FAMILY OF BERKELEY

 


Nathan Pick (-1749) and Elizabeth Hill

of Clapton and Bevington

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 Jacob Pick I (1728-1769) and Martha Hill (1730-)

Labourer of Bevington, Berkeley

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 Jacob Pick II (1761-1837) and Ann King (1750-1830)

Labourer of Bevington, Berkeley

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Jacob Pick III (1791-1861) and Mary Taylor (1799-1865)

Carrier of Woodford, Berkeley

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Isaac Pick (1827-1862) and Selena Cook (1833-1895)

Agricultural Labourer of Prior’s Wood, Halmore

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Ellen Pick (1857-1930) and William Barton

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 Edward Percy Barton and Florence Noad


NATHAN PICK, Great VI Grandfather of Richard Barton

Husband of Elizabeth Hill or Hannah?

Father of Jacob Pick I

Also Father of Infant Betty, Infant Joseph, Infant Isaac, Nathan, Infant Joseph

Also husband of Hannah?

Also husband of Elinor Everett

Also Father of Joseph and Infant William

A Nathan Pick, son of Joseph and Joan Pick, was baptised at Cromhall in 1698.

Nathan Pick married Elizabeth Hill at Stone, near Berkeley, on 22nd April 1728. On 19th May their first child was baptised at Hill and a further six children were baptised at Berkeley between 1730 and 1741.

An Elizabeth Pick of Berkeley (not likely as they lived in Clapton/Bevington) was buried at Berkeley on 28th May 1741.

Hannah, wife of Nathan Pick of Bevington, was buried on 2nd June 1743 at Berkeley.

Was Elizabeth known as Hannah or was this a further marriage? (N.B. Jonathan Pick and Hannah Short were married at Tytherington on 21st May 1740 after banns but they lived at Cromhall and they had children.)

Nathan Pick of Berkeley married Elinor Everett on 20th November 1743 at Berkeley.

Nathan Pick was living at Clapton on 7th September 1744 when his son Joseph was baptised.

A Nathan Pick of Clapton was buried at Berkeley on 3rd September 1749 and a another Nathan, probably his son, was buried at Stone on 2nd January 1771.

Eleanor Pick, widow of Bevington, was buried on 24th November 1796 at Berkeley.


ELIZABETH PICK, Great VI Grandmother of Richard Barton

Wife of Nathan Pick

Mother of Jacob Pick I

 Also Mother of Infant Betty, Infant Joseph, Infant Isaac, Nathan, and Infant Joseph

Elizabeth Hill married Nathan Pick at Stone, near Berkeley, on 22nd April 1728. On 19th May their first child was baptised at Hill and a further five children were baptised at Berkeley between 1730 and 1741.

An Elizabeth Pick of Berkeley (not likely as they lived in Clapton/Bevington) was buried at Berkeley on 28th May 1741. Hannah, wife of Nathan Pick of Bevington, was buried on 2nd June 1743 at Berkeley. Was Elizabeth known as Hannah or was this a further marriage?

An Elizabeth daughter of John and Mary Hill was baptised at Dursley on 27th June 1703. Her parents were probably the John Hill of Uley and Mary Derrett who married at Stinchcombe on 19th February 1702.


JACOB PICK I, Great V Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of Nathan Pick and Elizabeth (nee Hill)

Husband of Martha HillFather of Jacob Pick II

Father of Jacob Pick II

Also Father of John and Elizabeth

Also Husband of Mary Williams (or Gwillams)

Also Father of William Pick

 The parents of Jacob Pick I were probably Nathan and Elizabeth Pick of Hill and a Jacob Pick was baptised at Hill on 19th May 1728 shortly after his parents were married at Stone on 22nd April. Jacob Pick I was a labourer of Clapton and Bevington.

On 1st July 1750 he married Mary Williams (or Gwillams) at Berkeley and they had a child, William, who was baptised on 12th April 1751 at Berkeley. On 24th May in that year, Mary was buried at Berkeley and on the 30th her son, William, followed her to the grave. The Picks are mentioned as living in Clapton in the Berkeley Registers.

Jacob Pick, a labourer of Frocester, married Martha Hill at Frocester on 19th November 1759 by banns. The bride and groom made their marks and the witnesses were William Hill, who made his mark, and John Wetmore.

Jacob Pick I was buried at Berkeley on 9th January 1769. The baptisms and burial entries from 1760 to 1769 describe the family as ‘of Bevington’.

A Martha Pick was buried at Stone on 9th February 1771.


MARTHA PICK, Great V Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of Guy and Susannah Hill (nee Axell)

Wife of Jacob Pick I

Mother of Jacob Pick II

Also Mother of John and Elizabeth

Jacob Pick, a labourer of Frocester, married Martha Hill at Frocester on 19th November 1759 by banns. The bride and groom were both of that parish and they made their marks. The witnesses were William Hill, who made his mark, and John Wetmore.

Martha was probably the daughter of Guy Hill who was baptised at Berkeley on 27th November 1730. Other children included:

Elizabeth baptised at Berkeley on 20th March 1736

Guy Warwick son of Guy Hill of The Heath, baptised at Berkeley on 4th January 1738.

William baptised at Berkeley on 24th January 1743

Guy baptised 8th May 1749

Guy married a Susannah Axell at Stone on 17th November 1729.

Susannah Hill, of the Heath was buried on 5th August 1742.

Guy, son of Thomas and Martha Hill was baptised at North Nibley on 24th October 1709.

Thomas Hill married Martha Ricketts at Dursley on 24th April 1708.


JACOB PICK II, Great IV Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of Jacob Pick I and Martha (nee Hill)

Husband of Ann King

Father of Jacob Pick III

Also Father of Elizabeth John, and Isaac

Jacob Pick II was baptised at Berkeley on 27th September 1761.He was the son of Jacob Pick I, a labourer of Bevington, Berkeley.  Jacob Pick II probably married Anne King at Stone Church on 31st January 1786. Banns were called on 1st, 8th and 15th January and both made their mark in the register on the day of the wedding. The witnesses were Joseph Pick and Henry Long.

Jacob Pick was described as a labourer of Bevington and then of Ham, Berkeley. They had at least four children between 1786 and 1793.

Diary of George Smith 1821-1823

‘March 6th 1823: Paid Jacob Pick for hire of carriage and pair – £4.10.2d…’

Ann was buried on 25th April 1830, aged eighty-two-years.

On 4th May 1835 Jacob Pick made his will. He was described as a Yeoman of Ham.

He left all of his tenement or dwelling house in which he resided, together with the garden, to his son Isaac Pick, after funeral expenses had been paid and after £5 had been paid to Ann Tiley, his granddaughter, who was living with him, within three months of his decease. He also instructed his executor, Alfred Pearce of Berkeley, auctioneer to sell his freehold tenement or dwelling house belonging to him in Salter Street, Berkeley, in the occupation of Mrs. Sarah Payne and now John Lawford. When this property was sold £5 was to go first to his daughter Elizabeth Cobb and then the remainder to be divided between his sons John and Jacob Pick.

Jacob Pick made his mark in the presence of Henry Trotman, Draper of Berkeley; Geo. Seaborn, Baker of Berkeley and Thos. Watts, Cordwainer of Berkeley.

Jacob Pick died on 10th February 1837 was buried on 15th February, aged seventy-eight-years. He and his wife were both described as ‘of Ham’. The will was proved on 25th February 1837 and the estate was valued at less than £20.

Inscription:

‘In memory of Ann, wife of Jacob Pick of Ham died 22nd April 1830 aged 82 years. Also of Jacob Pick who died …1837 aged 78 years.’


ANN PICK, Great IV Grandmother of Richard Barton

Probably the daughter of John King and Cecilia nee Fords

Wife of Jacob Pick II

Mother of Jacob Pick III

Also Mother of Elizabeth, John and Isaac

Ann King was probably the daughter of John King and Cecelia (nee Fords) but the dates do not entirely fit. According to her monumental inscription she was born in 1748! The baptism of Ann King took place on 27th March 1750 at Berkeley.

John King married Celea (sic) Fords on 20th December 1744 at Stone. The bride was probably baptised on 27th August 1719 at Stone, the daughter of James Fords (bur 11th Nov 1747 at Stone) and Cecilia (bur 4th July 1732 at Stone).

John and Cecilia lived at ‘The Woolands’ or Woodlands, Berkeley and they had a number of children: Today there is a Woodlands Farm in Lower Stone.

John baptised 26th December 1743 (check date!)

Betty baptised 28th February 1745

Sarah baptised 2nd September 1747

Ann baptised 27th March 1750

William baptised 24th June 1756

A Cecilia King, widow, was buried at Stone on 17th October 1801 and was from ’The Woodlands’.

Ann King married Jacob Pick II at Stone Church on 31st January 1786 and they had at least four children. Ann was buried on 25th April 1830, aged eighty-two years and Jacob Pick II was buried on 15th February 1837 aged seventy-eight years and they were described as ‘of Ham’.

Inscription:

‘In memory of Ann, wife of Jacob Pick of Ham died 22nd April 1830 aged 82 years. Also of Jacob Pick who died …1837 aged 78 years.’


ELIZABETH COBB, Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Elizabeth Pick was baptised at Stone on 25th June 1786. She received £5 from her father’s estate in 1837.

Betty Pick married Nathaniel Cobb at Coaley on 13th October 1803. Both made their marks. The witnesses were Charles Smith and Miles Shearwood.

Nathaniel was a labourer of Coaley.

 

She received £5 from her father’s estate in 1837.

In 1841 Nathaniel and Elizabeth were living at the Upper House at Michaelchurch, Eskley. He was described as a fifty-five-year-old farmer, born out of the county and Elizabeth was aged fifty-five too and also born out of Herefordshire. Their children included Ephraim aged twenty-two, Elizabeth aged twenty-five, Amos aged fifteen, Edmund aged twenty and Richard Turner (?) aged nine.

In 1851 Nathaniel and Elizabeth were living at Upper House, Michaelchurch, Eskley. He was described as a sixty-seven-year-old labourer, born at Coaley. Elizabeth was aged sixty-five and born at Berkeley. Their son Edmund was a thirty-year-old agricultural labourer born at Michaelchurch. Their grandson Richard Turner (?) was an agricultural labourer, aged eighteen, born at Bromyard. In 1851 Hannah Pritchard was staying with her grandparents, Nathaniel and Elizabeth Cobb, at Michaelchurch. She was described as aged four and born at Garway. George Hughes, aged nine and born at Michaelchurch, was also in residence.

In 1861 Elizabeth was living with her son Edmund at Upper House. She was described as a seventy-four-year-old widow born in Berkeley.

Nathaniel probably died in 1853 and Elizabeth in 1871.


JOHN PICK, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

John Pick was baptised at Stone on 1st June 1788. In 1837 John received half of the money realised from the sale of his father’s house in Salter Street, Berkeley.

John Pick lived at Ham and was buried on 24th January 1861 at Berkeley, aged seventy-three years. In the Register he was described as ‘of Ham’.

John Pike (sic – as signed) married Elizabeth James at Berkeley on 8th February 1827. The witnesses were Mary Jaes, who made her mark, and Henry Clarke. The bride also just made her mark.

John, son of John and Elizabeth Pick, labourer of Ham, was baptised on 21st February 1830.

The 1841 census returns reveal that John was a fifty-year-old agricultural labourer, living at Ham. His wife, Elizabeth, was aged forty and their children included John aged ten, William aged eight, Elizabeth aged six, Harriett aged four and Frederick aged four months.

In the 1851 census return for Ham Village he was described as a sixty-two-year-old pensioner and labourer, born in Berkeley. With him was his fifty-year-old wife, Elizabeth, his daughter Elizabeth, aged fourteen, a house servant, and finally his son, Frederick, aged ten. All were born in Berkeley.

In 1861 Betty was living with her daughter Harriet Stratford at Ham. Charles Stratford was a thirty-four-year-old groom born at Woodstock and Harriett who was aged twenty-seven. With them were Charlotte their eleven-month old daughter who was born in North Ashton (?) in Oxfordshire and Betty Pick, Harriet’s mother, who was a sixty-three-year-old pensioner’s wife, born at Horsley.

Elizabeth Pick of Ham was buried at Berkeley on 17th April 1869 aged seventy years.

 


ISAAC PICK, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Isaac Pick was baptised on 9th February 1793 at Berkeley. On 2nd August 1818 Isaac Pike married Harriet Wetmore at St Michael’s Bristol. She had been born in Berkeley.

Harriet, daughter of Philip Wetmore of Ham was baptised on 29th May 1791.

He was described as a shoemaker of Ham in the baptismal register at Berkeley in 1819 and in 1822 but from 1825 he was described as a carrier.

In 1837 he received from his father’s estate the house in Ham where he had lived.

 There would appear to be no mention of Isaac Pick or his family in Ham at the time of the 1841 census.

In the 1851 census for Ham Village we find Isaac Pick and his family. He was described as a fifty-five-year-old carrier. His wife, Harriet, was also fifty-five. Their children included Isaac, a twenty-five-year-old carrier’s son; William a twenty-three-year-old carrier’s son; Charles an eighteen-year-old carrier’s son; George a twelve-year-old carrier’s son and finally their grandson George Pick, aged six years.

Isaac Pick died on 26th October 1859 aged sixty-four years and was buried at Berkeley.

In the 1861 census Harriet was described as a Laundress of Ham living with her son William aged thirty-four and her nephew Frederick, aged twenty-five.

In 1871 Harriet Pick was living at Ham. She was described as a seventy-seven-year-old widow and annuitant born in Berkeley. Living with her was her son William, a forty-three-year-old unmarried agricultural labourer also born in Berkeley.

Harriet Pick of Ham was buried on 16th April 1875, aged eighty-six years, on the same day as her son, William.

 


JACOB PICK III, Great III Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of Jacob Pick II and Anne (nee King)

Husband of Mary nee Taylor

Father of Isaac Pick

Also Father of Abraham, Thomas, Jacob, John, George, Sarah, Mary and possibly Edward

Jacob Pick III was baptised on 18th September 1791 at Berkeley. He was the son of Jacob Pick II and his wife Anne. Jacob Pick II was a labourer of Bevington, Berkeley.

Jacob Pick III married Mary who, according to the 1851 Census Return, was born in Bristol in about 1799. The marriage took place at St James’s Priory Church, Bristol, on 11th July 1819 after banns between Jacob Pick and Mary Taylor. Jacob signed his name and Mary made her mark.  They had eight or nine children who were born between the years 1820 and 1841. In 1837 Jacob received half of the money realised from the sale of his father’s house in Salter Street, Berkeley.

In 1820 Jacob was living in Newport, with his wife Mary, and working as a labourer. In 1825 they were at Swanley and then in 1827, when their son Isaac was baptised, Jacob was described as an agricultural labourer of Woodford, Berkeley. In 1836 we find Jacob described as ‘a carrier’ but from 1838 until 1841 he is again working as a labourer according to the baptismal register.

An Edward Pick of Woodford, who died on 25th January 1837 aged four years, was probably one of their children.

In the 1841 return he was described as a fifty-year-old agricultural labourer. His wife

Mary was aged forty years and their children included Abraham, aged twenty years; Isaac aged fourteen years; Jacob aged ten years; John aged five years; George aged three years and Sarah aged one year. With them were William Pick, aged thirty years, an agricultural labourer and Ann aged twenty years. (Who were William and Ann Pick?)

In the 1851 census return for Woodford Jacob Pick was described as a fifty-eight-year-old agricultural labourer, who was born in Berkeley. His wife, Mary, was described as a fifty-two-year-old Huckster, born in Bristol. His son Jacob, aged twenty, was a huckster, born in Berkeley; his daughter Sarah, aged twelve, was a scholar born in Berkeley and nine-year-old Mary, was a scholar, born in Berkeley.

In 1853, when his son, Isaac, was married, Jacob Pick III was described as a carrier.

Ten years later, in the 1861 census, Jacob Pick was still at Woodford and described as a carrier, He was aged seventy-one-years and born in Berkeley. With him was his wife, Mary, aged sixty-two-years. Her date of birth was given as Berkeley. With them were their children Thomas Pick aged thirty-two-years, an agricultural labourer; Sarah aged twenty-one-years, a servant, and Mary aged nineteen years, a servant. All of them were born in Berkeley.

From as early as the 1841 Census Return his younger brother, Isaac Pick, was described as a carrier of Ham. It would seem the work of a carrier may have been the family occupation.

Jacob Pick III died on 18th December 1861 at Woodford, Alkington. He was described on his death certificate as a seventy-one-year-old Carrier. The cause of death was given as ‘Dropsy, 3 months, certified’. Anselm John Griffiths, Registrar, registered the death on 24th December 1861. The informant was Hannah Webb of Woodford, Alkington, who was present at the death and made her mark.

Jacob Pick was buried at Berkeley on 22nd December. His widow, Mary, was buried at Stone on 25th August 1865 aged sixty-six-years.


MARY PICK, Great III Grandmother of Richard Barton

Wife of Jacob Pick III

Mother of Isaac Pick

Also Mother of Abraham, Thomas, Jacob, John, George, Sarah, Mary and possibly Edward

Some time before 1820 Jacob Pick III married Mary who, according to the 1851 Census Return, was born in Bristol in about 1799. The marriage took place at St James’s Priory Church, Bristol, on 11th July 1819 after banns between Jacob Pick and Mary Taylor. Jacob signed his name and Mary made her mark. They had eight or nine children who were born between the years 1820 and 1841. In 1837 Jacob received half of the money realised from the sale of his father’s house in Salter Street, Berkeley.

A Mary daughter of James and Sarah Taylor was baptised on 15th June 1800 at St James’s Bristol. A James Taylor married a Sarah Frankham at St Augustine the Less, Bristol, on 14th December 1795.

In 1820 Jacob was living in Newport, with his wife Mary, and working as a labourer. In 1825 they were at Swanley and then in 1827, when their son Isaac was baptised, Jacob was described as an agricultural labourer of Woodford, Berkeley. In 1836 we find Jacob described as ‘a carrier’ but from 1838 until 1841 he is again working as a labourer according to the baptismal register.

An Edward Pick of Woodford, who died on 25th January 1837 aged four years, was probably one of their children.

In the 1841 return he was described as a fifty-year-old agricultural labourer. His wife

Mary was aged forty years and their children included Abraham, aged twenty years; Isaac aged fourteen years; Jacob aged ten years; John aged five years; George aged three years and Sarah aged one year. With them were William Pick, aged thirty years, an agricultural labourer and Ann aged twenty years. (Who were William and Ann Pick?)

In the 1851 census return for Woodford Jacob Pick was described as a fifty-eight-year-old agricultural labourer, who was born in Berkeley. His wife, Mary, was described as a fifty-two-year-old Huckster, born in Bristol. His son Jacob, aged twenty, was a huckster, born in Berkeley; his daughter Sarah, aged twelve, was a scholar born in Berkeley and nine-year-old Mary, was a scholar, born in Berkeley.

In 1853, when his son, Isaac, was married, Jacob Pick III was described as a Carrier of Woodford.

Ten years later, in the 1861 census, Jacob Pick was still at Woodford and described as a carrier, He was aged seventy-one-years and born in Berkeley. With him was his wife, Mary, aged sixty-two-years. Her date of birth was given as Berkeley. With them were their children Thomas Pick aged thirty-two-years, an agricultural labourer; Sarah aged twenty-one-years, a servant, and Mary aged nineteen years, a servant. All of them were born in Berkeley.

Jacob Pick III died on 18th December 1861 at Woodford, Alkington. He was described on his death certificate as a seventy-one-year-old Carrier. The cause of death was given as ‘Dropsy, 3 months, certified’. Anselm John Griffiths, Registrar, registered the death on 24th December 1861. The informant was Hannah Webb of Woodford, Alkington, who was present at the death and made her mark.

Mary Pick died on 21st August 1865 at Woodford, Alkington. She was described as the sixty-six-year-old Widow of Jacob Pick, Carrier. The cause of death was given as ‘Cancer of uterus 6 months Certified’. Anselm John Griffiths, Registrar, registered the death on 24th August 1865 and the informant was Sarah Pick of Woodford, Alkington, who was present at the death.

Mary Pick of Woodford, aged sixty-six-years, was buried at Stone on 25th August 1865.


 

Their children were Great III Aunts and Uncles:

ABRAHAM PICK, Great III Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Abraham Pick was baptised 8th October 1820 at Berkeley. He was living at home, aged twenty years in the 1841, census return. He had left home by 1851.

An Abraham Pick married Anna Ridler in the third quarter of 1844. According to the Ancestry Marriage index Abraham, son of Jacob Pick actually married Anna Ridler, daughter of Abraham Ridler, at Horfield on 4th August 1844. In1845 they were still in Horfield but three years later they were in Redland, Westbury, and from then on we can find them in the various census returns.

In 1851 Abraham Pick, a thirty-year-old farm labourer, born at Shirehampton, was living at Lawrence Weston. With him was his wife Ann, a thirty-year-old farm servant, born in Henbury, and their children Louisa aged five years, born in Horfield, and Alfred aged three years and born in Westbury.

In 1861 we find the family at 8 Ashley Cottages, Horfield. Abraham was described as a forty-year-old agricultural labourer, born in Newport. His wife was aged forty and born in Henbury. The children included Louisa, a fifteen-year-old needleworker, born in Horfield; Alfred a twelve-year-old agricultural labourer, born in Redland; Clara a five-year-old scholar born in Horfield and Elizabeth aged one year and born in Horfield.

In 1871 the family were living at Godalming (???) Street, in the Parish of St Philip and St Jacob in Bristol. Abraham was now aged fifty years and working as a labourer. Again the census return stated that he was born in Newport. Anna was aged fifty years and born in Henbury. The children included Alfred aged twenty-two-years, a hotel waiter born in Redland and his wife was Elizabeth a twenty-five-year-old waiter’s wife, born in Devon. Also we find William, a nineteen-year-old cooper, born in Henbury; Louisa, a twenty-four-year-old laundress, born in Bristol and Elizabeth, a ten-year-old scholar, born in Horfield. Living with them as a boarder was William King a twenty-three-year-old gentleman.

In 1881 the family had moved to 2 Cobourg Villas, Cobourg Road, in the Parish of St Philip and St Jacob. Abraham was a sixty-year-old boarder, a carter, born in Newport. Hannah (sic) was described as sixty-years-old and born in Henbury. The children included Louisa aged thirty-five-years, a laundress, born in Horfield; William a twenty-nine-year-old billiard maker, born in Henbury; Elizabeth, a twenty-one-year-old laundress born in Bristol. Living with them and described as head of the household, was Wm. H. King, a draper’s assistant. Also in residence were Elizabeth Mayo a sixty-two-year-old widow, Henbury, and Arthur Pick, a boarder, aged one year and born in Bristol. Arthur was actually Louisa’s child.

Hannah probably died during the first quarter of 1883 in Barton Regis Registration District aged sixty-two-years and her husband Abraham Pick died, aged seventy years, within the first quarter of 1891 in the Barton Regis registration district.


THOMAS PICK, Great III Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Thomas Pick was baptised on 13th February 1825 at Berkeley. He was not at home for the 1841 or 1851 censuses.

A Thomas Pick was working as a Farm Servant at Newport in 1841 and his age is given on the census as eighteen years old.

In the 1851 census a Thomas Pick was working as a farm servant for Henry Jones, a farmer of 100acres at Hill. Thomas was described as a twenty-three-year-old born in Berkeley.

In the 1861 census he was described as a thirty-two-year-old Agricultural Labourer born at Berkeley and living at home in Woodford. In the1871 Census Return he is living with his brother and sisters at Woodford and was described as an agricultural labourer and a ‘cripple’ aged fifty years.

A Thomas Pick died at Thornbury Union Work House on 4th August 1881 aged fifty-six years. In the 1881 census for Thornbury Work House this Thomas was described as a fifty-seven-year-old unmarried farm labourer, born in Berkeley.


JACOB PICK, Great III Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Jacob Pick was baptised on 12th October 1830 at Berkeley. He was at home and aged ten years in the 1841 census return. In the 1851 census he was at home and described as a twenty-year-old huckster born in Berkeley.

He was not residing at the family home for the 1861 census but is back in Woodford for the 1871 census return. He was then the head of the household and working as a farm labourer.  He was aged forty-one-years and born in Berkeley. With him were his brother, Thomas, aged fifty years, a cripple; his sister Sarah, aged thirty-two-years, a dressmaker; his sister Mary, aged twenty-nine-years and three nieces – Emily, aged four, Annie, aged two and Mary aged one. All were born in Berkeley.

On 19th October 1874 thirty-four-year-old Jacob Pick, son of Jacob Pick, married thirty-three-year-old Sarah Phillis, daughter of Joseph Phillis, at Bristol.

In 1881 we find a Jacob Pick living at 30 Charlton Street, St Philip and St Jacob, Bristol. He was described as a forty-four-year-old plate layer, born in Berkeley. With him was his wife Sarah aged forty-three-years and born at Stroud. Also we find Alfred Pick, who was described as a ‘relation’ but altered to ‘brother’ but was more probably his nephew, aged thirty-three-years, a waiter (inn) born in Clifton, Bristol.

In 1891 Jacob Pick, aged fifty-six-years, was living at 16 Berkeley Street, St George’s, Bristol. He was described as a road ganger who was born at Berkeley. His wife Sarah was aged fifty-one-years and born in Stroud. Their lodger was William Walton, a twenty-two-year-old railway porter.

A Jacob Pick died in Barton Regis Registration District during the last quarter of 1895 aged fifty-four-years.


(?) EDWARD PICK, Infant Great III Uncle of Richard Barton (?)

 

An Edward Pick died at Woodford on 25th January 1837, aged four years.


JOHN PICK, Infant Great III Uncle of Richard Barton

 

John Pick was baptised on 27th February 1835 at Berkeley. He was mentioned in the 1841 census as being at home and aged five years. On 16th October 1843 John Pick of Woodford was buried at Berkeley aged nine years.


GEORGE PICK, Great III Uncle of Richard Barton

 

George Pick was baptised on 20th November 1836 at Berkeley. He was at home aged three years for the 1841 census return.

In 1851 a George Pick aged fourteen years and born at Berkeley was working as an agricultural labourer at Wick (Wick and Abson) where he was employed by a Henry Crew, farmer of 120 acres.

In 1861 a George Pick, aged twenty-four-years and unmarried was an ‘odd man’ at 144 Piccadilly, London. He was born in Berkeley, Gloucestershire. Far more likely his cousin from Ham.

In 1871 a George Pick, aged thirty-five-years, and born at Berkeley, Gloucestershire, was a soldier at Parkhurst Barracks and Hospital. He was described as a Private in the 103rd Regiment.


SARAH PICK, Great III Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Sarah Pick was baptised on 13th October 1839 at Berkeley. In the 1841 census return Sarah was at home and described as one-year-old. In the 1851 census return for Woodford Sarah Pick was aged twelve and was described as a scholar born in Berkeley. In 1861 she was twenty-one, living at home with her parents and working as a Servant. Sarah was the informant of her mother’s death on 24th August 1865, having been present at the time of her death. She had two children baptised at Stone in 1867 and 1868 when she was described as a single mother of Woodford.

 In the 1871 census return thirty-two-year-old, Sarah, was living at Woodford with her sister Mary and brothers, Thomas and Jacob Pick, and working as a Dressmaker. With them were the three children Emily, Annie and Mary.

There is no mention of Sarah Pick after 1871.


MARY PICK (SHERMER?), Great III Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Mary Pick was baptised at Berkeley on 19th September 1841. She was aged nine, a scholar, born in Berkeley and living at home in the 1851 census return. In the 1861 census she was living at home, aged nineteen years and working as a Servant. In 1871 she was still living at Woodford with her brothers and sister. She was described as a

twenty-nine-year-old, born in Berkeley.

In the 1871 census return twenty-nine-year-old, Mary, was living at Woodford with her sister Sarah and brothers, Thomas and Jacob Pick, and working as a Dressmaker. With them were the three children Emily, Annie and Mary.

In 1881 Mary Pick was living at Woodford, Berkeley. She was described as aged thirty-nine-years, a dressmaker, born at Berkeley. Living with her were her two ‘daughters’. Emily Sophia Pick was a fourteen-year-old scholar born in Berkeley and Mary Jane Pick was an eleven-year-old scholar born in Berkeley.

In 1888 a Mary Pick married Charles Shermer.

In 1891 Charles and Mary Shermer were lodging at Stock Lane, Berkeley. He was a sixty-year-old general labourer born in Stonehouse and she was fifty-one-years-old and born in Berkeley. With them was thirteen-year-old Charles Sherman who was born in Whitminster.

Mary probably died in the last quarter of 1895 in Thornbury Registration District.

 

In 1881 a Charles Shermer was living at King’s Cottage, Wheatenhurst. He was a fifty-two-year-old agricultural labourer born in Eastington and married to Emma. They had eight children living at home including three-year-old Charles..

 


 

 

 

ISAAC PICK, Great II Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of Jacob Pick and Mary nee Taylor

Husband of Selina Cook

Father of Ellen Barton

Also Father of Mary

Isaac Pick was baptised on 7th November 1827 at Berkeley. He was the second son of Jacob and Mary Pick of Woodford. His father worked first as an agricultural labourer and then as a Carrier.

In the 1841 census Isaac was at home at Woodford and was described as fourteen-years-old.

In the 1851 census Isaac was described as a twenty-three-year-old cordwainer journeyman, born in Woodford, Glos, and he was living at 5 (approx) Callowhill Street in St Paul’s Bristol. He was lodging with Thomas Burnett and his family. Thomas Burnett was a forty-eight-year-old cordwainer journeyman who was born in Wincanton. With them was another lodger, John Tanner, a twenty-two-year-old cordwainer journeyman who was born in Stockland, Devon.

Isaac Pick married Selena Cook on 19th December 1853 at Berkeley Parish Church and both were described as of Purton. Isaac was a bachelor, of full age and working as a shoemaker. His father was Jacob Pick, a carrier. His bride, Selena, was aged twenty-years, a spinster and daughter of Aaron Cook, a Sawyer. They had at least two children – Mary who was born in 1855 and Ellen in 1857.

In the 1861 Census Return Aaron was described as a thirty-two-year-old Agricultural Labourer of Prior’s Wood, Purton, and born in Berkeley. He was living with his wife Selina, aged twenty-seven-years and born in Berkeley. Their children were Mary aged five years and Ellen aged three years. Both were born in Berkeley.

Isaac Pick died on 26th February 1862 aged thirty-three-years. The death certificate records that he died at Halmore, Hamfallow, and that he was an Agricultural Labourer. The cause of death was certified as Gastritis for seven days. Anselm John Griffiths, Registrar, registered the death on 1st March 1862 and the informant was the widow, Selina Pick, who was present at that time of the death but was unable to sign her name.

His burial took place at Berkeley on 2nd March 1862.


SELINA or SELENA POWELL, Great II Grandmother of Richard Barton

 Daughter of Aaron Cook and Hannah (nee Vizard)

Wife of Isaac Pick

Mother of Ellen Barton

Also Mother of Mary Pick

Also Wife of John Carter and Edward Goodere Powell

Selina Pick was baptised on 20th October 1833 at Berkeley. She was the seventh child and second daughter of Aaron and Hannah Cook of Purton. Her father was a labourer and later a sawyer.

Isaac Pick married Selena Cook on 19th December 1853 at Berkeley Parish Church and both were described as of Purton. Isaac was a bachelor, of full age and working as a shoemaker. His father was Jacob Pick, a carrier. His bride, Selena, was aged twenty-years, a spinster and daughter of Aaron Cook, a Sawyer. They had at least two children – Mary who was born in 1855 and Ellen in 1857.

In the 1861 Census Return the family was living at Prior’s Wood, Halmore, Berkeley.

Isaac was described as an Agricultural Labourer, aged thirty-two-years and born at Berkeley. Selina was aged twenty-seven-years and their children were Mary aged five years and Ellen aged three years. All were born in Berkeley.

Isaac Pick died on 26th February 1862 aged thirty-three years The death certificate informs us that he died at Halmore, Hamfallow, and that he was an Agricultural Labourer. He had suffered with Gastritis for seven days and his widow, Selina, was at the time unable to sign her name. His burial took place at Berkeley on 2nd March. Her daughter, Mary, died on 10th March 1862 aged six years. She was described on her death certificate as the six-year-old daughter of Isaac Pick and the informant was again her mother, Selina Pick. She was buried at Berkeley on 16th March and in the church register she was described as ‘of Halmore’.

In the 1871 census Selina was described as a thirty-seven year-old-widow, born in Berkeley, and was boarding with the Philips family at Berkeley Heath. Her daughter, Ellen Pick, was working as a domestic servant at Church Farm, Breadstone (although it would not have been called that then as St Michael’s tin church was not opened until 1878).

On 11th May 1875 Selina married John Carter, a Coal Merchant of Wanswell, at Berkeley Parish Church and both were of full age. He was described on the marriage certificate as a widower and the son of William Carter, a Carrier, whilst she was described as a widow and daughter of Aaron Cook, a labourer. The witnesses were Matthew Cook and S.Z. Price. The latter was probably the Susannah Z Price who was thirty-two-years-old and married to George Price, Innkeeper of the Salmon Inn, Wanswell, in both the 1871 and 1881 census returns.

In Morris & Co’s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer for 1876 we find reference to John Carter, Shopkeeper, of Purton, Berkeley.

This second marriage did not last very long as John Carter died, aged sixty-five-years, at Purton, Berkeley, on 17th October 1878. He was described on the death certificate as a Grocer and the cause of death was given as Scirrhus of liver for five months and was certified by Robert E. Burges, M.D. Henry Codrington, Registrar, registered the death and Ellen Barton, ‘his daughter-in-law’ (sic), was present at the death.

John Carter was buried on 22nd October at Berkeley and was described in the register as sixty-five-years-old and ‘of Purton’. He had made a will on 9th September in which he was described as a Shopkeeper of Purton and the will was proved on 6th November 1878.

Will of John Carter:

This is the last will and testament of me John Carter of Purton in the Parish of Berkeley in the county of Gloucester, Shopkeeper – I give and bequeath all property whatsoever of which I may die seized possessed or entitled or of which I may have power to dispose by will unto my wife Selina Carter absolutely for her own sole and separate use benefit and disposal and I appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight. John Carter. Signed by the said testator John Carter and by him declared to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who were both present at the same time and who in his own and each other’s presence and at his request have hereto subscribed our names at witnesses. J.H. Jones, Solicitor, Gloucester and Edwin Franklin, Clerk to Messrs. Jones & Richards, Solicitors, Gloucester. Proved at Gloucester the 6th day of November 1878 by the oath of Selina Carter, widow, the relict and sole executrix to whom admin was granted. The testator John Carter was late of Purton in the parish of Berkeley in the County of Gloucester Shopkeeper and died on the seventeenth day of October 1878 at Purton aforesaid. Under £200 F. W.Jones, Solicitor, Gloucester.


Who was John Carter?

On 9th October 1837 John Carter married Mary Jones at Kidderminster Parish Church. He was described as of full age, a bachelor, a waterman, living at Stourport. His father was William Carter, a Carrier. His bride was described as of full age, a spinster of Stourport, daughter of Joseph Jones, a carpenter. John Carter signed his name and Mary made her mark. The witnesses were Sarah Rowley and Thomas Jones who made his mark.

John Carter’s Family: The marriage of William Carter ‘Dr.’ and Elinor Beats (sic) both of Arlingham took place on 10th November 1808 at Arlingham Parish Church and the groom could sign his name. The addition of ‘Dr.’ is a strange suffix to the surname Carter. William and his wife Eleanor had children Harriet baptised 26th November 1809, Susannah baptised 17th March 1811, John baptised 27th June 1813 son of William and Elenor (sic) Carter Dr. of Overton, Mary baptised on 4th June1815, Jane baptised 8th February 1818, Anne baptised 16th June 1822, Mary born in 1815, Joseph Denton baptised 27th August 1826, and Patience baptised 23rd December 1827.

John’s father, William Carter (1779-1844), was himself the son of Phillimore and Jane Carter (nee Aldridge) of Arlingham. According to Clare Morgan (on Ancestry.co.uk) William Carter was baptised on 30th October 1779 at Arlingham.

William Carter was described as a hallier (sic) in 1813 and labourer in 1818 and 1822 whilst his son’s wedding certificates of 1837 and 1875 describe him as a Carrier.

In 1841 we find William and Eleanor Carter living at Fretherne. William was described as a sixty-year-old Hallier (sic) born in the county of Gloucestershire and his wife was aged fifty-six-years and also a native of Gloucestershire. In 1851 Eleanor was living at Colt Hill, Arlingham. She was then a sixty-four-year-old widow at home and born at Standish. Her lodger was Joseph Goold a widower and forty-six-year-old agricultural labourer. Ten years later they were still together at Colt Hill, near Milton End, Arlingham. Eleanor died in Saul and was buried there on 31st January 1869 aged eighty-two-years whilst her husband had died in Arlingham in 1844. There is a burial for William (Doctor) Carter of Arlingham, who died aged sixty-three-years and was buried on 20th July 1844.

Mary Carter’s Family: At the time of the 1841 census we find Joseph Jones, a fifty-five-year-old carpenter, living at Grimley, Worcestershire. With him was his wife Ann aged sixty and son William, an agricultural labourer, aged fifteen years. All were born in the County of Worcester.

John and Mary Carter: On the night of the 1841 census we find John Carter living at Severn Terrace, Lower Mitton, Stourport, with his wife Mary. He was described as a twenty-five-year-old Waterman, born outside of Worcestershire. His wife Mary was born within the county and aged twenty-five-years.

I have been unable to find John Carter in the 1851 census but his wife, Mary, was at Severn Lane, Lower Mitton. She was described as a thirty-year-old beer seller’s wife, born at Grimley. With her was her father Joseph Jones, a sixty-six-year-old carpenter, born at Grimley. Also we find in residence a forty-four-year-old boat builder.

At midnight on 7th April 1861 John Carter and his wife Mary were on the vessel called ‘The Avon’ and moored in St Peter’s Parish, Worcester. The vessel was a 45 ton coasting trow registered at Bristol. John was described as being the Master, he was married, forty-eight-years-old and born at Harlingham (sic) in Gloucestershire. His wife, Mary, was the ‘Master’s wife’, aged fifty years and born at Grimley in Worcestershire. The crew included four seamen who were natives of Worcestershire or Shropshire. With a clear hand John Carter signed and completed the return, which he had been handed at Bristol on 1st April.

On the night of 27th March 1871 John Carter was aboard the Waterwitch and moored at Sharpness Point. He was described as the Master of this 38 ton trow which was registered at Gloucester and used for general purposes. John is further recorded as being married, aged fifty-eight-years, and as having been born at Saul.

At the same time we find his wife Mary Carter at Severn Lane, Lower Mitton, Stourport. She was described as a waterman’s wife, aged fifty-nine-years and born at Grimley.

Finally during the second quarter of 1873 a Mary Carter, aged sixty-four-years, died within the Kidderminster Registration District. Her death certificate reveals that she died on the 17th June 1873 at Severn Lane, Lower Mitton, aged sixty-six-years. She was described as the wife of John Carter, a waterman, and her death was certified as having been caused by Cancer of the breast and exhaustion. John Carter was at home and present at her death. He informed the registrar of his wife’s death and registration took place on 19th June 1873.


In the 1881 Census Return Selina Carter was described as a Grocer and Widow of Purton. Her age was given as forty-seven-years.

On 3rd June 1889 Selina married Edward Goodere Powell at the Worcester Register Office. He was described as a fifty-six-year-old widower, a marine engineer, son of Samuel Goodere Powell (deceased), law stationer. Selina Carter who only made her mark, was described as a fifty-five-year-old widow, daughter of Aaron Cook, a carpenter. Both the bride and bridegroom were living at Hylton Road, St Clement, Worcester and the witnesses were J. Easton (?) and G. Fletcher. Both Registrar and Deputy Superintendent Registrar were present.


 

Who was Edward Goodere Powell?

Edward Powell was born in about 1831 in Poplar, London. In the third quarter of 1857 he married Hester Neal Vincent within St Margaret’s Registration District of Westminster.

Hester was the daughter of William and Eleanor Vincent. In 1841 William was working as an Exchequer Messenger and was living in Regent Place, in St John the Evangelist Parish, Westminster. He was then described as thirty-years-old and born elsewhere. His wife Eleana was aged thirty years and again born outside of Westminster. Their children included Emma aged eight years; Hester aged five years; Henry aged three and Susannah aged one year.

In 1851 the family was living at Whitehall Yard in the Exchequer Office. William was a Messenger, aged forty-three-years, and born in Worlingworth, Suffolk. With him were E.J. Newland Vincent aged nineteen years; Hester N. Vincent aged sixteen years and Susanna C. Vincent aged eleven years. The children were all born in Westminster.

In 1861 William and Eleanor were residing at 37 Old Palace Yard. He was described as a fifty-three-year-old Messenger born at Worlingworth and his wife Eleanor was a Messenger’s wife, aged sixty-years and born at Watten, Norfolk.

A William Newton Vincent died in the first quarter of 1867 aged sixty-one-years, in Westminster Registration District. Eleanor, his wife, was apparently the illegitimate daughter of Mary Murrell of Watton. (see gilliandowse now.)

Returning to Edward Goodere Powell at the time of the 1861 census he was serving on H.M.S. Oberon and he was described as a married, thirty-year-old assistant engineer, third class, in the Royal Navy. H.M.S. Oberon was an iron paddle sloop launched in 1847, used as a gunnery target after 1870, sunk in 1874 during experiments with naval mines, raised in 1875 and sold in 1880.

Ten years later, in 1871, the census return described Edward Powell, a thirty-eight-year-old Marine Engineer, who was born in Poplar, and was living at 34 Sabbarton Street, All Saints’ Poplar, with his wife Hester. She was described as thirty-four-years-old and born in Westminster.

In 1881 Edward and Hester Powell were living at Back Street, Marshfield. He was described as a forty-eight-year-old Chief Engineer. The words ‘Seaman M.S.’ were written over the occupation and under address the word ‘Customs’. Hester was by now aged forty-four-years.

Hester Neal Powell died on 7th March 1889 at 90 Bridge Place, St Clement, Worcester, having suffered with Bright’s Disease and certified by Jos Sarjant, M.R.C.S. She was described on her death certificate as the fifty-two-year-old wife of Edward Goodere Powell, a marine engineer. Her husband was the informant and was present at her death.

THE LONDON GAZETTE, JULY 31, 1866.

GEORGE ANNESLEY, No. 64, Lincoln’s-innfields, Solicitor to the said Executrix.

SAMUEL GOODERE POWELL, Deceased.

Pursuant to the Act of Parliament 22nd and 23rd Victoria, cap. 35, intituled ” An Act to further amend the Law of Property, and to relieve Trustees.”

*,.NOTICE is hereby given, that all persons having any claims or demands on the estate of Samuel Goodere Powell, late of No. 54, Parliament-street, in the city of

Westminster, Law Stationer (who died on the 24th day of May, 1866, and whose will, dated the 27th day of March,1865, was proved in the Principal Registry of Her Majesty’s Court of Probate, on the 7th day of July, 1866, by William Samuel Powell and Edward Goodere Powell, the executors named in the said will), are hereby required to send the particulars, in writing, of their respective claims or demands

to me, the undersigned, Richard William Cooper, the Solicitor to the said executors, on or before the 20th day of August next, and that after the said 20th day of August

next the said executors will proceed to distribute the estate of the said testator among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the debts, claims, or demands of

which the executors shall then have had notice; and the executors will not be liable for the assets so distributed, or any part or parts thereof, to any person or persons of whose debt, claim, or demand they shall not then have had notice.

—Dated this 17th day of July, 1866.

RICHARD WM. COOPER, No. 52, Parliament street, Westminster, Solicitor for the said Executors.


At the time of the 1891 census Edward and Selena (sic) Powell were living at Church Street, Bromyard. Edward was described as an engine fitter, aged fifty-eight-years, born in London Poplar. Selena was aged fifty-seven-years and born in Perton (sic) Gloucestershire.

Selina Powell died on 11th Janauary 1895 at Park Cottage, Norton, Bromyard. She was aged sixty-one-years and described as the wife of Edward Goodere Powell, a mechanical engineer. The cause of death was given as ‘Mitral and Aortic Disease of the heart’ and was certified by T.H. Gillam, S.R.C.P. London. The Informant was her husband who was of the same address and present at the death. The death was registered on 13th January by William Burrow Wilkes, registrar.

In the 1901 census return reveals that Edward G. Powell was living at Park Cottage, Bromyard Downs, Norton. He was a sixty-nine-year-old engine fitter. His housekeeper was Emma Church who was born in Wapping.

Edward Goodere Powell died on 10th April 1903 at Park Cottage, Norton, Bromyard, aged seventy-years. He was described as a mechanical engineer and the cause was given as ‘Congestion Renal and Hepatic Peritonitis’ and was certified by T.H. Gillam, S.R.C.P. London. The informant was H.W.Millyard who was present at the death. The death was registered on 14th April by William Burrow Wilkes, registrar.

From Brian Rollings, Bromyard, 14th July 2010:

POWELL family.

Selina and Edward Goodere Powell were both buried in St Peter’s churchyard, Bromyard.
Selina on Jan 15th 1895 and Edward on April 14th 1903. Both were listed as being from “Park Cottage”, Norton.

Norton is one of three townships covering Bromyard and is the area nearest to the Downs. I understand that no headstones exist in situ, as these were removed many years ago, and those still readable placed against the perimeter walls. I will check this out tomorrow when I visit the church. The Herefordshire FHS did a graveyard survey some time ago and I have found an entry for Selina on her grave.  It read:

‘In loving memory of Selina Powell late of Purton, Gloucestershire the beloved wife of Edward Powell who died January 11 1895 aged 69 (61 years?) years.’
“Father in thy gracious keeping
leave we not thy servant sleeping”

(No mention at a later date of Edward)

I checked the local  Bromyard newspaper but no obituary found. There were entries under the BMD column announcing the deaths.

The name Park Cottage is very popular in Bromyard but my colleague believes the one Edward and Selina lived in was off the B4203 road from Bromyard to Great Witley and Kidderminster. I attach a map showing the area today. She believes the cottage still exists and is up towards Buckenhill area on the map. She is trying to find out more details.

I also attach a photograph of Church Street in about 1900. I would think your family lived in one of the small terraced houses on the right.

Which house in Church Street? Where exactly is Park Cottage, Norton? Where are they buried? Any obituaries?


 

The children of Isaac and Selina Pick were Great II Aunts and Uncles:

 

  1. MARY PICK, Great II Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Mary Pick was baptised on 23rd September 1855. In the 1861 census return she was at home with her parents and sister and described as five-years-old. She died on 10th March 1862 aged six years. She was described on her death certificate as the six-year-old daughter of Isaac Pick and the informant was her mother, Selina Pick. She was buried at Berkeley on 16th March and in the church register she was described as ‘of Halmore’.


ELLEN BARTON, Great I Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of Isaac Pick and Selena (nee Cook)

Wife of William Barton II

Mother of Edward Percy Barton

Also Mother of Maud Walker, Frank William, Fanny, Elsie Mary Rush, Henry John, Mabel Louisa, Albert Edgar, Morris George, Burland Oswald, Winifred Annie Hall, Wilfred James and Nora Ellen Marsh

Ellen Pick was born on 20th November 1857 at Purton, the second daughter of Isaac Pick and his wife Selena.  She was baptised at Berkeley on 3rd January 1858. Her father was an agricultural labourer of Prior’s Wood having worked earlier as a shoemaker of Purton.

In the 1861 census she was at home with her parents and sister and was described as three-years-old and born in Berkeley.

Tragedy hit the family because her father died on 26th February 1862 aged thirty-three-years and, on 10th March, Ellen’s sister, Mary, died aged six years. Ellen’s mother Selena eventually re-married and she became the wife of John Carter a coal merchant of Wanswell in 1875. Her new husband, John Carter, died three years later. At the time of his death he was described as a sixty-five-year-old grocer of Purton.

In 1871 Ellen Pick was working as a domestic servant at Church Farm, Breadstone (although it would not have been called that then as St Michael’s tin church was not opened until 1878). She was described as a thirteen-year-old unmarried servant born at Purton. Her employer was Charles Harris, a thirty-year-old farmer of ninety-eight acres who employed one labourer and was himself born at Cam. His thirty-one-year-old wife Elizabeth was born at Rangeworthy and their child Frederick was aged two years and born at Breadstone. The farm labourer was Cam born Thomas Jones and he was still with the family at Church Farm in 1891.

Ellen married William Barton on 1st May 1877 at Slimbridge. The bride was described on the marriage certificate as the daughter of Isaac Pick, a labourer, and the bridegroom as a blacksmith, son of John Barton, blacksmith. Bother the William and Ellen were living in the parish of Slimbridge at the time of the wedding.

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Ellen Barton with Maud

During the following year the young couple took over the running of the Forge at Churchend on the death of her father-in-law, John Barton on 4th February 1878. When her step father, John Carter, died on 17th October 1878, the informant was his ‘daughter in law’ (sic) Ellen Barton of Purton, Berkeley, who was present at the death.

William and Ellen Barton brought up thirteen children. The youngest son, Wilfred James, died aged six months in 1900 and their second son, Henry John, died aged twenty-five years in 1911.

In the 1881 census William was described as a twenty-seven-year-old blacksmith of Churchend, Slimbridge. Ellen was aged twenty-three-years and born in Berkeley. Their children were Maud aged three years and Frank William aged one year. Both were born in Slimbridge. With them was William’s brother, Henry Barton, who was aged nineteen, a blacksmith, born in Slimbridge.

In the 1891 census return William was described as thirty-six-years-old blacksmith. His wife Ellen was thirty-four-years-old and was born in Purton. Their children were Maud aged thirteen; Frank W. aged eleven; Fanny aged nine; Elsie M. aged seven; Henry J. aged five; Mabel L. aged three and Albert E. aged one year.

In 1901 William was described as a forty-six-year-old blacksmith born in Slimbridge. Ellen was forty-three-years-old and born in Purton Their children were Elsie, aged seventeen; Henry aged fifteen years who was listed as the son of a blacksmith; Mabel aged thirteen; Albert aged eleven; Percy aged nine; Maurice aged seven; Burland aged five and Winifred aged three years. All the children were born in Slimbridge.

The marriages at Slimbridge of her eldest daughter, Maud in 1904 and that of Elsie in 1912 were major celebrations and were the excuses for large family photographs.

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William and Ellen Barton

At the time of the 1911 census William Barton was a fifty-six-year-old blacksmith working on his own account and born in Slimbridge. He was father of thirteen children of whom eleven were still living. Ellen was aged fifty-three-years and born in Purton. Children at home included Mabel aged twenty-three and sons Percy aged nineteen, Maurice aged seventeen, Burland aged fifteen who were all working and Nora aged ten years who was still at school. The Forge had five rooms.

Ellen Barton died on 13th March 1930 and her burial took place at Slimbridge on 17th March.

Obituary March 1930:

‘The Late Mrs W. Barton – There was a large attendance at Slimbridge Parish Church on Monday at the funeral of Mrs W. Barton, wife of Mr W. Barton of Slimbridge, who died on Thursday last in her seventy-third year. She had been in failing health for several years.

The Rev R. H. Sutch officiated and the principal mourners present were Mr W. Barton (husband), Messrs. F.w., A, E.P., M.G., and B.O. Barton (sons), Mrs Walker, Mrs Rush, Mrs Hall, Misses F.M. and N. Barton (daughters), Mr Walker and Mr Hall (sons-in-law), Mrs A.E. Barton, Mrs E.P. Barton, and Mrs M.G. Barton (daughters-in-law), Mrs Powell, Mrs Drinkwater (sisters-in-law), Mr H. Barton (brother-in-law), Mr J. Walkley, Miss Merret(sic),Messrs G. Morgan, C Hawkins, N. Cornock, A. W. Pearce, J. Goodrich, H. White, L. Steele, D. Moss, C. Allen, S. Viney, D. Collard, W. Collard, Miss L. Morgan, Miss Workman, Mr P. Bray, Mr W. Nicholls, Mr H. Cobb, Mrs Deacon, Mrs Robins, Mrs Lewis and Mrs Hillier, Mr m. Merret (sic) and many others.

The bearers were Messrs Joe Woodward, H. Barton, E. Sims, and Frank Cookley (nephews) and Mr W. Stone, Slimbridge, carried out the funeral arrangements.

Wreaths were sent from Her Sorrowing Husband; Maud, Will and family; Frank and Maud;  Fanny, Mabel and Nora; Elsie and Jack; Bert, Mary, Sophie and family; Percy, Florrie and family; Morris and Muriel; Burland, Lily and little Bernard; Winnie, Frank and little Tom; Len, Evie and May; Wilfred and Doris; Seymour and family; Aunt Eliza; Rye Court; Fanny and William Drinkwater; All at Moreton Valence; Mrs Collard; Mrs Shipp; Mr Levy (Birmingham); Mr and Mrs Harding and family (Birmingham), Mr and Mrs Hartley Tudor and family; Nurse Smith; Mr Healey and family (Birmingham); Mr and Mrs Smith and Jack (Worcester); Edith Thompson; Mr and Mrs Ernest Tudor and Mrs Lane; Mr and Mrs t. Hawkins; Mr and Mrs D. Moss and family.’


 

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