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Rollings or Rawlings Family of Womaston, Old Radnor and Kington

THE ROLLINGS or RAWLINGS FAMILY


 

 

Samuel Rollings or Rawlings and Jane

of Womaston, Old Radnor, and Kington, Herefordshire

 

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John Rollings or Rawlings (1796-1856) and Mary Wanklin or Wanchlin (1785-1864)

Agricultural Labourer of Becknall, Kingsland

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 Mary Rawlings (1816c-1894) and William Preece

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Mary Preece and Thomas Duffell

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Ann Duffell and Arthur John Noad

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 Florence Noad and Edward Percy Barton

 

 


 

 

SAMUEL ROLLINGS or RAWLINGS, Great V Grandfather

Husband of Jane

Father of John Rollings

Also Father of Thomas, Samuel, Jane, Samuel, Anne, Benjamin, Edward and William.

Samuel and Jane Rollings were living at Womaston, Old Radnor, from 1794 until at least 1797 and their son John was baptised on 28th February 1796 at Old Radnor Parish Church. An entry in 1797 gives ‘The Green, Womaston’. Between 1802 and 1812 four further children were baptised at Kington, Herefordshire.

Janet Freeman, 10th February 2014:

The only significant difference I have is an extra two children to Samuel and Jane Rollings (Rawlings):
you have John, baptised on 28th Feb. 1796 at Womaston, but I also have a Samuel baptised on 22nd
June 1794, and Jane baptised on 15th Dec. 1797, both at Womaston.

The baptisms of Samuel and Jane were in the Old Radnor parish records, the entry for Jane giving
‘The Green, Womaston’. I also have a note at the bottom of my page for this family with a question
mark for a Thomas born around 1792/3 at Whitton, eventually marrying an Ann.


Their children were Great V Aunts and Uncles:

 

THOMAS ROLLINGS, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Thomas was born in Whitton, Radnorshire, was baptised in c. 1792 in Radnor, and married Ann Hergest at New Radnor on 6th September 1821.

On the 1841 Wales census, Thomas and Ann Rollings are living at Walton, in Radnorshire.  He is a 45 year old wheelwright, Ann is listed as being 50 years old.  They have four children, although there could be others who have left home; Joshua, aged 20, and Thomas 15, both wheelwrights, George a 15 year old labourer, and 13 year old Charles. All were born in Radnorshire.

On the 1851 Wales census, Thomas and Ann Rollings are still at Walton, Radnorshire; Thomas is a wheelwright, aged 58, and Ann is a 63 year old housekeeper, born in Old Radnor.  Living with them is son Charles, a 23 year old agricultural labourer, also born in Old Radnor.  Older son Joshua is also there, aged 32 and married, listed as being born in Kington, Herefordshire.  His wife is not in the household but two children are – Joshua aged three and Elizabeth one – both born in ? Salop.

On the 1861 Wales census, Thomas and Ann Rollins are living on their own in Walton, Radnorshire, aged 67 and 72 respectively.  Thomas is described as a wheelwright journeyman.

On the 1871 Wales census, Thomas is a 78 year old widower, still listed as a wheelwright journeyman, and living at Walton Bridge.  With him is his brother Samuel, aged 71, a blacksmith, and his wife Ann (nee Dukes) aged 68, both born in Radnor.

Thomas dies between Jan.-Mar. 1878, aged 86, in the Kington Registration District, Herefordshire.


SAMUEL ROLLINGS or RAWLINGS, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Samuel the son of Samuel and Jane was baptised on 22nd June 1794 at Old Radnor.

Died young?


 

 

JANE WILCOCKS, Great V Aunt

 

Jane the daughter of Samuel and Jane was baptised on 15th December 1797 at Old Radnor.  She was given in the register as from ‘The Green, Womaston’.  Jane married George Wilcocks on 16th May 1816 at Old Radnor.

 

 


 

SAMUEL ROLLINGS, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Samuel is born c. 1800 in Whitton, Radnorshire, and in March 1825 he marries Ann Dukes of Knighton.

Their children include William (c. 1829) Mary c. 1831 Jane (c. 1833) Margaret (c. 1835) Thomas in 1838, Charles in 1842, Sarah in 1844 and George (c. 1847).  Thomas, Charles and Sarah were born in Llangynllo (?) Village in the Knighton Registration District of Radnorshire, Wales.

On the 1841 Wales census, Samuel and Anne Rollings are in Llangynllo, Radnorshire, Samuel a 35 year old blacksmith and Anne aged 32.  With them are children William aged 12, Mary aged10, Jane aged 8, Margaret aged 6 and Thomas aged 3; there is also John Dukes, a 40 year old blacksmith, possibly a brother of wife Anne.  All were born in the county.

A Samuel Rawlings is acquitted of compounding a felony on 23rd July 1841 at the Radnor County Sessions Court.

On the 1851 Wales census, Samuel and Anne Rollings, aged 51 and 46 respectively, are still in Llangunllo (?) Village.  Children Thomas aged 11, Charles aged 9, Sarah aged 7 and George aged 4 live with them, as does 50 year old John Dukes, described as a servant, a journeyman blacksmith who is deaf and dumb.  Samuel was born in Whitton, wife Anne and John Dukes were born in Knighton and the children were born in Llangunllo, all in Radnorshire.

On the 1861 Wales census, Samuel and Anne Rollings are in Llangunllo with sons Charles and George, and grandson John aged 6.  Charles is also a blacksmith at 17 and George is aged 13.

On the 1871 Wales census, Samuel and Anne Rollings are living with his brother Thomas at Walton (see above).

 


 

ANNE ROLLINGS or RAWLINGS, Great V Aunt of Richard Barton

Anne the daughter of Samuel and Jane Rawlings was baptised at Kington on 26th September 1802.


BENJAMIN ROLLINGS or RAWLINGS, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Benjamin, son of Samuel and Jane Rawlings, was baptised at Kington on 12th July 1807. In 1841 he was working as a labourer at Stockley Farm, Staunton on Arrow. He was described as thirty-one-years-old. In 1851 he was still there, aged forty, and described as a farm servant who was born at Kington, Herefordshire.

On 13th October 1851 a Benjamin Rawlings was sentenced at Hereford to one month’s imprisonment for Larceny.

In 1861 Benjamin Rawlings, a carter, was employed at Pembridge. He was described as a fifty-year-old unmarried servant born at Kington.

In 1871 he was living at Kington workhouse and was described as Benjamin Rollings, a sixty-three-year-old farm labourer, born at Kington. He was still living there in 1881 when he was listed as a seventy-one-year-old inmate. He died during the second quarter of 1882 in Kington Registration District.


EDWARD ROLLINGS or RAWLINGS, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

Edward, son of Samuel and Jane Rawlings, was baptised at Kington on 29th April 1810. In the first quarter of 1841 he married Margaret George in the first quarter of 1841 in Presteigne Registration District.

In 1841 Edward Rollins (sic) was living at Watery Lane, Harpton, Herefordshire. He was described as a twenty-five-year-old agricultural labourer born in the county. Margaret, his wife, was aged thirty-five and not born in the county. With them were Mary Meredith aged two and Mary Watkins aged nine years. Neither of them were born in the county.

In 1851 Edward Rollings was living at Walton and Womaston at a property next to the Vicarage at Walton. He was described as a thirty-nine-year-old agricultural labourer born at Kington. His wife Margaret was born in Radnorshire and was aged forty-nine-years. Their son Edward was a seven-year-old scholar born at Old Radnor.

In 1861 Edward Rollings was at Lower Green, Walton, New Radnor. He was described as a forty-eight-year-old agricultural labourer born at Kington. Margaret was aged fifty-eight, a wife born at Gollon, Radnor.

In 1871 Edward Rollings was living with his son at the Cottage, Lingen. The son, Edward, was described as a twenty-seven-year-old tailor, married and born at Radnor. His wife Fanny was aged twenty-five and born at Aymstray (?), Herefordshire. Edward, himself, was a fifty-eight-year-old widower, an agricultural labourer, born at Kington.

Edward Rollings died in Presteigne Registration District during the final quarter of 1873 aged sixty-two-years.

Their children were cousins of Mary Preece, Great III Grandmother:

 

EDWARD ROLLINGS or RAWLINGS

 

Edward Rollings was born during the third quarter of 1843 in the Presteigne Registration District.

In 1851 Edward Rollings Senior was living at Walton and Womaston at a property next to the Vicarage at Walton. He was described as a thirty-nine-year-old agricultural labourer born at Kington. His wife Margaret was born in Radnorshire and was aged forty-nine-years. Their son Edward Junior was a seven-year-old scholar born at Old Radnor.

In 1861 Edward Rollings Junior was working as an apprentice for Charles Jarman, a tailor employing four men and three boys at Kinnerton Village. Edward Rollings was aged seventeen and born at Knill in Herefordshire.

In 1871 Edward Rollings Senior was living with his son at the Cottage, Lingen. The son, Edward, was described as a twenty-seven-year-old tailor, married and born at Radnor. His wife Fanny was aged twenty-five and born at Aymstray (?), Herefordshire. Edward, himself, was a fifty-eight-year-old widower, an agricultural labourer, born at Kington.

In 1881 Edward Rollings Junior was living at Field Cottage, Lingen. He was described as a Master Tailor employing a man and a boy. He was described as married, thirty-seven-years-old and born at Old Radnor. Fanny, his wife, was aged thirty-five-years and born at Aymesray, Herefordshire. With them was their fifteen-year-old apprentice George Hudson who was born in Lingen.

In 1891 Edward was still at Field Cottages, Lingen. He was described as a forty-seven-year-old widower and tailor born at Old Radnor. With him was William Griffiths a twenty-year-old boarder born in Lingen.

In 1901 Edward was living at Market Street, Knighton. He was described a fifty-seven-year-old tailor and draper, married and born at Old Radnor, Radnorshire. His wife was Susannah a seventy-six-year-old glass and china dealer (?) and fancy goods, born at Nicol Brace, Salop.

In 1911 Edward and Susannah were living in four rooms at Bazaar, Market Street, Knighton. Edward was described as a sixty-seven-year-old Tailor and Dealer born at Old Radnor. Susannah was aged eighty-six-years, a china and earthenware dealer, married for nineteen years and born in Salop.

Edward probably died during June 1919 in Knighton Registration District, Radnor, aged seventy-four-years

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WILLIAM ROLLINGS or RAWLINGS, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

William, son of Samuel and Jane Rawlings, was baptised at Kington on 5th April 1812.

In 1841 a William Rollings was living at the Rise, Lyonshall. He was aged twenty-five-years, a labourer, and born in the county.

In 1851 a William Rollins (sic) born at Knighton in Herefordshire was living at Dixons Green, St John’s Dudley. He was described as an unmarried lodger, a forty-one-year-old coal labourer.

In 1891William Rollins (sic) was living at the West Bromwich District Union Workhouse. He was described as a seventy-eight-year-old widower and cow keeper born at Kington in Herefordshire.


JOHN ROLLINGS or RAWLINGS, Great IV Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of Samuel Rollings or Rawlings and Jane

Husband of Mary Wanklin

Father of Mary Preece

Also Father of Jane Walwyn, John, Elizabeth, Ann and Eliza

John Rollings or Rawlings was baptised on 28th February 1796 at Old Radnor. He was the son of Samuel and Jane Rollings or Rawlings. The family was then living at Womaston.

John Rollings married Mary Wanklin at Kingsland on 25th June 1818. Neither could sign their names. From the baptism register we know that they had at least six children who were born between 1819 and 1829. John, Elizabeth, Ann and Eliza all died in infancy.

In the 1841 census return John Rawlings (sic) was described as a forty-five-year-old agricultural labourer of Becknall, Kingsland, not born in the county of Hereford. Mary, his wife, was aged fifty years and born in the county. His daughter Mary Preece and family were living down the road at Aston.

In the 1851 census return John Rawlings (sic) was described as a fifty-four-year-old agricultural labourer, born at Wallaston, Radnorshire. His wife, Mary, was aged sixty-years and born in Kingsland, Herefordshire.

John Rollings (sic) died on 17th January 1856 at Becknall (sic), Kingsland, aged fifty-nine years. On his death certificate he was described as an Agricultural Labourer. The cause of his death was determined to be Gastric Fever not certified. The informant was his son-in-law, William Wallwyn (sic), who was present at the death and he was at that time living at Friars St Nicholas, Hereford. William had the death registered on 19th January 1856 by William Mason.


MARY ROLLINGS or RAWLINGS, Great IV Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of Samuel Wanklin and Mary (nee Powles)

Wife of John Rollings or Rawlings

Mother of Mary Preece

Also Mother of Jane Walwyn, John, Elizabeth, Ann and Eliza

Mary Wanklin was baptised on 7th November 1785, the daughter of Samuel and Mary Wanklin or Wanchlin of Kingsland. Her parents had married at Dilwyn. On 28th April 1811 Elizabeth Wanklin, the illegitimate daughter of Mary Wanklin, was born. She was baptised at Kingsland and died there aged three years. The burial took place on 5th February 1814 at Kingsland and the infant was described as three-years-old and from Becknall. The father of the child was believed to be William Jones, Butcher of Kingsland.

Mary Wanklin married John Rollings/Rawlings at Kingsland on 25th June 1818. Neither could sign their names. From the baptism register we know that they had at least six children who were born between 1819 and 1829. John, Elizabeth, Ann and Eliza all died in infancy.

In the 1841 census return John Rawlings was described as a forty-five-year-old agricultural labourer of Becknall, Kingsland, not born in the county of Hereford. Mary, his wife, was aged fifty years and born in the county. Her daughter Mary Preece and family were living down the road at Aston.

In the 1851 census return John Rawlings was described as a fifty-four-year-old agricultural labourer, born at Wallaston, Radnorshire. His wife, Mary, was aged sixty-years and born in Kingsland, Herefordshire.

John Rollings, her husband, died in 1856 leaving her a widow.

At the time of the 1861 census William and Jane Wallwyn were living with Mary Rawlings at Becknell, Kingsland. Mary was described as a seventy-nine-year-old Land Proprietor, born in Kingsland; William was a fifty-year-old Carpenter born at Woolhope and Jane was forty-years-old and born at Kingsland.

Mary Rawlings (sic) died at Becknal (sic), Kingsland, on 9th January 1864 aged eighty-two years and was buried at Kingsland. She was described as the widow of John Rawlings, Labourer, and she died as a result of natural decay with no medical attendant. Her son-in-law, William Wallwyn (sic) of Becknal (sic) was present at the death. He had the event registered by William Mason on 12th January 1864.


ELIZABETH WANKLIN, Great IV Aunt and half sister of Mary Preece, Great III Grandmother

 

Mary Wanklin was baptised on 7th November 1785, the daughter of Samuel and Mary Wanklin or Wanchlin of Kingsland. On 28th April 1811 Elizabeth Wanklin, the base born child of Mary Wanklin was born. She was baptised at Kingsland on 12th May 1811and died there, aged three years. The burial took place on 5th February 1814 at Kingsland and the infant was described as three-years-old and from Becknell. The father of the child was believed to be William Jones, Butcher of Kingsland.


 

The children of John and Mary Rawlings were Great IV Aunts and Uncles:

 

JANE WALLWYN or WALWYN, Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Jane Rawlings was baptised on 6th May 1821 at Kingsland. In 1841 she was probably working as a fifteen-year-old female servant and living with Edward Shepherd at Canal Cottage, Brimfield, Herefordshire. In 1851 we find her working as a house servant for Elizabeth Parrey, aged sixty-three-years, an Innkeeper, and her son Thomas, a Butcher, at the Bell Inn at Tillington. Jane was described as thirty-years-old and born at Kingsland.

During the third quarter of 1853 Jane married William Wallwyn in the Hereford Registration District. He was probably a widower for in 1841 William Wallwyn was a thirty-one-year-old carpenter living at the Black House, Walhope. With him was Sarah aged twenty-one-years and Susannah Gunnery, an eighteen-year-old female servant.

In 1856 William was informant of his father’s death and his address was given as Friars, St Nicholas, Hereford.

At the time of the 1861 census William and Jane were living with Mary Rawlings at Becknell, Kingsland. Mary was described as a seventy-nine-year-old Land Proprietor, born in Kingsland; William was a fifty-year-old Carpenter born at Woolhope and Jane was forty-years-old and born at Kingsland.

Jane Wallwyn, their daughter, was born in the fourth quarter of 1862 in Leominster Registration District.

In 1864 William Wallwyn was the informant when his mother-in-law died and his address was given as Becknell, Kingsland.

In 1871 William and Jane were still living at Becknell. William was a sixty-year-old Carpenter, born at Woolhope; Jane was aged fifty-years and born at Kingsland. With them was their daughter, Jane, who was aged eight years.

William Wallwyn died during the fourth quarter of 1879 in Leominster Registration District.

In 1881 Jane, aged sixty-two-years, a carpenter’s widow, was living at Becknall with her eighteen-year-old daughter, Jane. Jane Walwyn died in the third quarter of 1881 aged eighteen years.

In 1891 Jane Walwyn, a sixty-four-year-old widow, was living on her own means at Becknell, she was described as born at Kingsland.

Jane Walwyn died in the first quarter of 1892 in Leominster Registration District, aged seventy-four years.


JOHN RAWLINGS, Infant Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

John Rawlings was baptised on 16th March 1823 at Kingsland and buried there, aged ten months, on 16th September 1823.


ELIZABETH RAWLINGS, Infant Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Elizabeth Rawlings was baptised on 17th March 1825 at Kingsland and buried there as an infant on 29th March 1825


ANN RAWLINGS, Infant Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Ann Rawlings was baptised on 9th January 1827 at Kingsland and buried there as an infant on 29th April 1827.


ELIZA RAWLINGS, Infant Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

Eliza Rawlings was baptised on 10th April 1829 at Kingsland and she was buried there on 30th June 1829.

 

 


MARY PREECE, Great III Grandmother of Richard Barton

 Daughter of John Rollings and Mary (nee Wanklin)

Wife of William Preece

Mother of Mary Duffell

 Also Mother of John, William, Elizabeth Millichip, Thomas, James and Eliza Hart

Mary was probably baptised at Kingsland on 14th March 1819. She was the eldest of six children of John and Mary Rollings or Rawlings. According to her eleven-year-old son’s Family Bible she was born on 11th October 1816, nearly two years before her parents were married, but this is possibly an inaccurate record. John Rollings was an agricultural labourer of Becknall in Kingsland, Herefordshire. Her mother had an illegitimate child, Elizabeth in 1811.

On 8th May 1838 Mary Rollings, a minor, married William Preece at Kingsland Parish Church. He was described as of full age and a Labourer of Cobnash, Kingsland and she was a spinster and from Becknall in the same parish. Neither of them could sign their names. William was described as the son of John Preece, a Labourer and Mary was described as the daughter of John Rollings, a labourer. The witnesses were John Rollings and Jane Goodwin and both made their mark.

Children were baptised at Kingsland in 1839, 1843, 1845 and 1848. In the 1841 census return William and his family were living at Aston in the Parish of Kingsland, close to the Rawlings at Becknall. William was described as a thirty-year-old Agricultural Labourer and Mary, his wife, was twenty. Their son, John, was aged two years.

Their eldest daughter, Mary, was born at 10am on 18th January 1843 at Kingsland, the daughter of William Preece and his wife Mary Preece, formerly Rollings. Her father, a labourer, was the informant and he was unable to sign his name. Richard Powell, Registrar, registered the birth on 26th March. Mary was baptised on 12th February 1843 at Kingsland Parish Church.

By the time of the 1851 Census they had moved to Moreton in the Parish of Eye and William was described as a forty-four-year-old Farm Labourer who had been born at Byton in Herefordshire. He was working for William Yates who was farming 135 acres with twenty-four labourers. Mary Preece, his wife, was described as thirty-four and born in Kingsland. The older children included John, aged ten; Mary, aged eight; William, aged five and Elizabeth, aged two. All of the children were recorded as born in Kingsland. They also had a lodger living with them, Haggar Bicker, a sixty-year-old pauper who had been born in Bumfield.

They can only have lived Eye for a period between November 1848 and October 1854 and no children seem to have been born there. The younger children – Thomas, James and Eliza – were born between 1854 and 1862 according to the Family Bible. The eldest son, John, mysteriously disappeared during his youth, which caused the family considerable anguish. The second son, William, had no hands and was buried at Stoke Prior on 9th November 1859, aged fourteen years.

From the time of the 1861 census return we discover that the family had been living at Stoke Prior since about 1854. William was described as a fifty-four-year-old Farm Labourer who had been born at Byton. Mary was now forty-four and their children included twelve-year-old Elizabeth who had been born in Kingsland, six-year-old Thomas and two-year-old James. The two boys were both born in Stoke Prior.

In the 1871 census the family was still in the village of Stoke Prior. William was shown as a sixty-five-year-old farm labourer and his wife as a fifty-five-year-old ‘Farm Workwoman’. Living with them was their daughter Eliza who was described as a nine-year-old scholar born in Stoke Prior.

In 1881 William and Mary Preece were living with their sons Thomas and James. William was described as an ‘out pauper’ who had formerly been a labourer. He was aged seventy-five years and he stated that he had been born in Byton, Herefordshire. Mary, his wife, aged sixty-five, was working as a general farm servant and she said that she was born in Kingsland. Thomas was aged twenty-six and James aged twenty-two years. Both were working as Railway labourers and both were born in Stoke Prior.

William Preece died on 13th October 1887 at Stoke Prior aged eighty-one years. He was described as an Agricultural Labourer. The cause of death was given as Senile Decay and Exhaustion and was certified by Octavius Edwards L.R.C.P. Arthur Gregory, Registrar, registered the death on 14th October 1887 and the informant was James Preece, his son, who was present at the death and also lived at Stoke Prior.

William Preece was buried in Stoke Prior Churchyard. He has a fine gravestone.

he administration of his estate was granted to Mary Preece on 28th April 1892 and the value was assessed at £33-10-0d. The date of his death was given as 11th October 1887.

In the 1891 census return Mary was living with her son James at Stoke Prior. She was described as a seventy-five-year-old widow and her son was a thirty-five-year-old agricultural labourer.

Mary Preece died at Stoke Prior on 17th January 1894 in the Village of Stoke Prior aged seventy-nine-years. She was described as the Widow of William Preece, an Agricultural Labourer. The cause of death was given as a Malignant disease of the Stumoch, Haematemesis and Exhaustion and the death was certified by Wm. White M.R.C.S. Arthur Gregory, Registrar, registered the death on 18th January 1894 and her son, James Preece, was the informant and in attendance at the death. He also lived in Stoke Prior village.

Mary Preece was buried with her husband in Stoke Prior Churchyard and a gravestone was erected in their memory.


 

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