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Byford or Biford Family of Slimbridge

BYFORD OR BIFORD FAMILY OF SLIMBRIDGE AND CAM

 

 


Abraham Byford I (-1754) and Sarah (-1767)

Yeoman of Slimbridge

 

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William Byford I (1740/1-1795) and Sarah Holder (1741-1815)

Bricklayer of Churchend, Slimbridge

 

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Abraham Byford II (1767-1832) and Mary Coopey (1770c-1856)

Mason of Cam

 

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William Byford II (1794-1859) and Ann Coopey (1796-1871)

Mason of Quarry, Cam

 

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Sarah Byford (1824c-1895) and James Noad

 

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Arthur John Noad and Anne Duffell

 

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ABRAHAM BYFORD or BIFORD I, Great VI Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Husband of Sarah

Father of William Byford I

 

Abraham Byford I was married to Sarah and was described as a Yeoman of Slimbridge. Their son, William, was baptised on 7th February 1740/1 at Slimbridge. Abraham Byford was buried on 21st March 1754 at Slimbridge. The probate for Abraham’s will was granted on 13th April 1754.

 

SARAH BYFORD or BIFORD I, Great VI Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Wife of Abraham Byford I

Mother of William Byford I

 

Abraham Byford was married to Sarah and was described as a Yeoman of Slimbridge. Their son, William, was baptised on 7th February 1740/1 at Slimbridge. On 1st June 1767 Sarah, wife of Abraham Byford, was buried at Slimbridge.


 

WILLIAM BYFORD or BIFORD I, Great V Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of Abraham Byford I

Husband of Sarah Holder

Father of Abraham Byford II

 

Also Father of Ann Olpin, Betty, George, Isaac, Betty, William, Alice, Sarah and Rose

William Byford I was baptised on 7th February 1740/1 at Slimbridge. He was the eldest son of Abraham Byford I, a yeoman of Slimbridge and his wife, Sarah. William Byford I married Sarah Holder at Slimbridge on 13th February 1764 and they had at least ten children who were baptised between 1764 and 1785 at Slimbridge. Their daughter, Betty, died aged four years in 1774 and William and Rose both died during their first year.

William Byford I was described as a Bricklayer of Churchend, Slimbridge. He made his will on 12th March 1795. His tombstone states that he died on 4th April 1796 aged fifty-four years. His will was proved in 1810 and his estate was valued at under £100.

His widow, Sarah, died on 8th January 1815, aged seventy-four years, and was buried at Slimbridge on 12th January.

The Will of William Biford:

 

‘By the permission of Almighty God I William Biford of Slimbridge in the County of Gloucester Bricklayer being sick and weak in body but of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following (that is to say) First I Give Devise and Bequeath unto Sarah my beloved wife all that my two messuages or tenements situate and being in Slimbridge aforesaid and near the Church there, in one of which I now dwell and the other are in the occupation of Robert Glastonbury as tenant to me thereof with the gardens, orchard, outlets and appurtenances to the same messuage adjoining and belonging. And also All that my piece or parcel of pasture land lying and being near my said orchard and lately purchased of the Earl of Berkeley. To hold to her my said wife for and during the term of her natural life, And from and after her decease I give devise and bequeath the same messuage or tenements gardens orchard piece or parcel of pasture land and premises and every part thereof unto my two sons George Biford and Isaac Biford. To hold to them my said two sons George and Isaac their Executors Administrators and Assigns for and during all such term estate and interest there shall or may be to come at the decease of my said wife equally to be divided between them share and share alike, But subject and chargeable nevertheless And I do expressly charge all and singular the same messuage with the payment of fifteen pounds of lawfull money of Great Brittain unto my three daughter viz. Betty Biford, Alice Biford, and Sarah Biford, equally to be divided between them and also one shilling unto my son Abraham Biford to be paid them in three months next after they my two sons George and Isaac shall become seized of the said premises by virtue of this my will. Also I give and bequeath unto my said wife all and singular my goods, chattels, and personal estate whatsoever or of what nature kind or sort so ever to be her free and uninterruptedly held used possessed and enjoyed during her natural life, But subject nevertheless to the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses. And from and after the decease of my said wife I give and bequeath the same goods and personal estate and effects unto my said two sons George, and Isaac, each share and share alike. And I do hereby make constitute and appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my will and hereby revoking all and every will and wills by me heretofore made I declare this only to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this twelfth day of March in the year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety five. William Biford (signed) Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator William Biford and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the sight and presence of the testator and of each other Sarah Mabbett, William Mabbett, Samuel Williams’

Abstract of the will of William Biford (PRO):

 April 7th1810; Wm Biford late of Slimbridge.

Executrix: Sarah Biford, widow and executrix.

Names of legatees: George and Isaac Biford, sons

The whole to his wife for life then to his residuaay legatees – the said George and Isaac Biford.


SARAH BYFORD or BIFORD I, Great V Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Wife of William Byford I

Mother of Abraham Byford II

Also Mother of Ann Olpin, Betty, George, Isaac, Betty, William, Alice, Sarah and Rose

Sarah Holder married William Byford I at Slimbridge on 13th February 1764 and they had at least ten children who were baptised between 1764 and 1785 at Slimbridge. Their daughter, Betty, died aged four years in 1774 and William and Rose both died during their first year.

William Byford I was described as a Bricklayer of Churchend, Slimbridge. He made his will on 12th March 1795. His tombstone states that he died on 4th April 1796 aged fifty-four years. His will was proved in 1810 and his estate was valued at under £100.

 The widow, Sarah, died on 8th January 1815, aged seventy-four years, and was buried at Slimbridge on 12th January.

 


GEORGE BYFORD, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

 

George Byford was baptised on 26th December 1772 at Slimbridge. He became a Bricklayer of Slimbridge. In his father’s will of 1795 he was to receive half of his father’s estate on the death of his mother. On 13th October 1798 he married Alice Daw, by licence, at Slimbridge Parish Church. George and Alice had at least ten children. George made his will on 26th January 1816 and died on 10th March 1816 aged forty-three years. He was buried on 14th March 1816 and a tombstone was erected. His estate was valued at less than £300.

In the 1841 census return she was staying with her son George Byford a thirty-five-year-old bricklayer of Shepherd’s Patch, Slimbridge. Alice was aged sixty-five-years; her daughter-in-law, Ann Byford his wife, was aged thirty years; and Alice’s daughter, Sarah Byford, aged twenty-five-years was staying with them. Also in residence was her grand daughter Isabelle Sage, aged one year..

George Byford’s widow, Alice, was buried on 31st March 1846 and her age was given in the register as seventy-one-years.


 

 

ISAAC BYFORD, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Isaac Byford was baptised on 28th May 1775 at Slimbridge.  In his father’s will of 1795 he was to receive half of his father’s estate after the death of his mother. He married Anne Ford at Slimbridge, by licence, on 26th July 1824. They both signed their names. In 1825 he leased a property to James Noad with an annual value of £1 and with a poor rate of a shilling at one penny in the pound.

In the 1841 census return Isaac Byford was described as a sixty-year-old mason of Churchend, Slimbridge. His wife, Ann, was aged fifty-five-years.

Isaac inherited property from his father. He died on 23rd June 1843, aged sixty-seven years. His burial took place on 28th June at Slimbridge and his age was given in the register as sixty-eight years. In the 1851 census return Ann Byford is described as seventy-years-old, born in Slimbridge and retired. She had Jane Ford, her twenty-one-year-old niece, and Mary Curtis, an eight-year-old niece, staying with her on the night of the census. Isaac Byford’s widow died at Uley, on 28th May 1859. She was buried at Slimbridge on 2nd June and her age was given as seventy-six years.

In the Parish Rate Book an assessment for the relief of the poor, dated 18th April 1849, records that an Ann Byford was occupying a house that she also owned at Slimbridge.

 


 

ABRAHAM BYFORD II, Great IV Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of William Byford I and Sarah (nee Holder)

Husband of Mary Coopey

Father of William Byford II

 

Also Father of Hannah, Isaac, Isaac, Mary-Anne, Charlotte, Jemima, Lois, Jemima and George

Abraham Byford II was baptised on 26th February 1767 at Slimbridge. He was the second child of the ten children of William and Sarah Byford. His father, William Byford I, was a bricklayer of Churchend, Slimbridge.

On 13th May 1792 Abraham Byford II married Mary Coopey at Cam. At the time he was of the parish of Stinchcombe. His bride, Mary, was a daughter of Thomas and Mary Coopey of the Quarry, Cam. She was born in about 1770 and baptised on 22nd January 1772 at Cam. Their first child, Hannah, was baptised at Cam in September of that year so there may have been some pressure on the marriage. What we do know is that under the conditions of his father’s will of 1795, Abraham was only to receive one shilling from his father’s estate within three months of the date his brothers ‘shall become seized of the said premises’. This may suggest some tension between Abraham and his father. On the other hand William may have been anxious to provide for the needs of his younger sons who were not yet established in the world. Abraham and Mary had ten children and at least two – the elder Isaac and the elder Jemima – died in infancy.

Abraham Byford was a Mason of the Quarry, Cam. He was buried on 3rd June 1832, aged sixty-five years.


 

MARY BYFORD, Great IV Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of Thomas Coopey I and Mary Budding

Wife of Abraham Byford II

Mother of William Byford II

 

Also Mother of Hannah, Isaac, Isaac, Mary-Anne, Charlotte, Jemima, Lois, Jemima and George

Mary was a daughter of Thomas and Mary Coopey of the Quarry, Cam. She was born in about 1770 and baptised on 22nd January 1772 at Cam. Mary Coopey married Abraham Byford II on 13th May 1792 at Cam. Their first child, Hannah, was baptised at Cam in September of that year so there may have been some pressure on the marriage. A further nine children were to be born between 1794 and 1815.

Mary’s brother, Thomas Coopey II, was to become the father-in-law of her son William Byford II. Mary’s husband died in 1832 leaving her a widow.

In the 1841 census for the Quarry we find William Byford a forty-year-old mason. Also with him was his wife Ann aged thirty-five-years and his daughter Charlotte, aged ten years. We also find Mary Byford, his mother, aged sixty-five-years.

In the 1851 census return for the Quarry we find Mary Byford, a widow, who was described as an eighty-year-old pauper and hand-loom weaver of the Quarry and born in Cam.  Living close by was her son William Byford II and his wife Ann. He was recorded as fifty-six-year-old Mason and born in Cam. His wife was described as a fifty-eight-years-old and also born in Cam. They would seem to have had only two children.

Mary Byford died on 25th December 1856 at the Quarry, Cam. She was described on her death certificate as aged eighty-six-years and ‘Widow of Abraham Byford, Mason’. The cause of death was given as ‘Old Age – certified’.  George Leonard, Registrar, registered the death on 29th December and the informant was Ann Byford of the Quarry, Cam, who was present at the death.


 

 

  1. ISAAC BYFORD, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Isaac Byford was baptised on 5th January 1799 at Cam

On 25th February 1840 Isaac Byford, aged thirty-eight-years, a stonemason from Dursley, was charged with feloniously stealing a stone axe and hammer. He was described as having brown hair; grey eyes; a long visage and dark complexion. He was 5’5” tall. He charged on the oath of Emmanuel Tilling with having at Ashton Keynes feloniously stolen a stone axe and hammer, his property. J. Cripps committed him but the session was adjourned until 4th March 1840. He was sentenced but it was not a true bill and he was discharged on 6th March. His behaviour was described as orderly. Q/Gc 5/6

 

 

 


 

WILLIAM BYFORD II, Great III Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of Abraham Byford II and Mary (nee Coopey)

Husband of Ann Coopey

Father of Sarah Noad

 

Also Father of Charlotte Webb

 

William Byford II was baptised on 1st May 1794 at Cam. He was the eldest son of Abraham and Mary Byford of Cam. His father was a Mason of the Quarry and William was the second in a family of ten children. His brothers and sisters were all baptised at Cam except for Jemima who was taken to Stinchcombe Church in 1813.

William Byford II married his first cousin, Ann Coopey, on 3rd February 1818 at Cam. Ann was the daughter of William’s maternal uncle, Thomas Coopey II and his wife Sarah. Like his father, William Byford II, was described as a Mason, of the Quarry, Cam.

In the Registers of the Dursley Independent Church we find an entry for a Sarah Byford who was born on 30th August 1820 and baptised on 10th October 1820 by Rev William Bennett at Dursley Independent Church. Her parents were William and Ann Byford of the Quarry at Cam. The Reverend William Bennett was Minister of Dursley Independent Church from 1804-1823 and he was responsible for erecting the Tabernacle, which was opened on 22nd August 1809. On 19th August 1827 their younger daughter Charlotte was baptised at Cam Parish Church. They would seem to have had only two children.

In the 1841 census for the Quarry we find William Byford a forty-year-old mason. Also with him was his wife Ann aged thirty-five-years and his daughter Charlotte, aged ten years. We also find Mary Byford, his mother, aged sixty-five-years. By this time his daughter Sarah was in service at Walton Cardiff, Tewkesbury.

In the 1841 census his father-in-law, Thomas Coopey II was living at the Quarry, Cam. He was described as a seventy-five-year-old weaver. His son John was with him and he was a thirty-year-old weaver. Close by were William Coopey, aged forty-five-years, another weaver together with Esther aged forty-five years. Staying with them was Augusta Trotman aged five years.

In the 1851 census return for the Quarry William Byford II was recorded as fifty-six-year-old Mason and born in Cam. His wife was described as a fifty-eight-years-old and also born in Cam.

William died on 7th September 1859 at the Quarry, Cam. He was described on the death certificate as a sixty-eight-year-old Mason. The cause of his death was given on the death certificate as ‘Disease of the Heart’ – No Medical Attendant. George Leonard, Registrar, registered the death on 12th September and the informant was Maria Frape of Bolton Lane, Dursley, who was in attendance at the time of the death, and she made her mark.


ANN BYFORD, Great III Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of Thomas Coopey II and Sarah (nee Nelmes)

Wife of William Byford II

Mother of Sarah Noad

 

Also Mother of Charlotte Webb

 

Ann Coopey was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Coopey of the Quarry, Cam. She had been born on 3rd November 1796 baptised at Dursley Independent Church on 5th February 1797. According to the church register they lived at the Quarr, Cam and her father worked as a Broadweaver.

Ann married William Byford II, her first cousin, on 3rd February 1818 at Cam. Her husband was the son of her paternal aunt, Mary Byford. Like his father, William Byford II was a Mason, of the Quarry, Cam.

In the Registers of the Dursley Independent Church we find an entry for a Sarah Byford who was born on 30th August 1820 and baptised on 10th October 1820 by Rev William Bennett at Dursley Independent Church. Her parents were William and Ann Byford of the Quarry at Cam. The Reverend William Bennett was Minister of Dursley Independent Church from 1804-1823 and he was responsible for erecting the Tabernacle, which was opened on 22nd August 1809. On 19th August 1827 their younger daughter Charlotte was baptised at Cam Parish Church. They would seem to have had only two children.

In the 1841 census for the Quarry we find William Byford a forty-year-old mason. Also with him was his wife Ann aged thirty-five-years and his daughter Charlotte, aged ten years. We also find Mary Byford, his mother, aged sixty-five-years.

In the 1841 census was also her father, Thomas Coopey II, who was living at the Quarry, Cam. He was described as a seventy-five-year-old weaver. His son John was with him and he was a thirty-year-old weaver. Close by were William Coopey, aged forty-five-years, another weaver together with Esther aged forty-five years. Staying with them was Augusta Trotman aged five years.

Extract from her father’s will (1846):

Upon Trust for the sole use of his daughter Ann, wife of William Byford during her natural life to occupy or rent and upon her death upon trust for his two grandchildren Sarah and Charlotte her daughters, the cottage where she resides.

 In the 1851 census return for the Quarry we find William Byford II and his wife Ann. He was recorded as fifty-six-year-old Mason and born in Cam. His wife was described as a fifty-eight-years-old and also born in Cam.

She was the informant at the time of her mother-in-law’s death on Christmas Day 1856.

William Byford II died on 7th September 1859, aged sixty-eight years. Maria Frape of Bolton Lane, Dursley was in attendance at the time of his death but unable to sign her name.

In the 1861 census for Boulton Field, Dursley we find Ann Byford staying with her son-in-law, Charles Webb, a very recent widower and chimney sweep. Her grand children were Thomas, who was aged eleven years, Julia aged nine years and Evangeline aged seven years. Ann Byford was described as a sixty-year-old widow, a cloth weaveress, who was born in Cam.

In 1871 Ann was staying with James and Sarah Noad at Churchend, Slimbridge. James was aged forty-four-years and born in Slimbridge. Sarah was aged forty-five-years and born in Cam. John was aged eight years, a scholar. Ann Byford, James’s mother-in-law, was aged seventy-eight-years and born in Cam.

Ann Byford died on 14th July 1871 at Slimbridge. She was described on her death certificate as the seventy-eight-year-old ‘Widow of William Byford, Mason’. The cause of death was given as ‘Senile Decay – certified’. George Leonard, Registrar, registered the death on the same day and the informant was Sarah Noad or Noat (sic), of Slimbridge, who was present at the death and made her mark. Ann Byford was buried at Slimbridge.


 

  1. CHARLOTTE WEBB, Great III Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Charlotte Byford was baptised at Cam Parish Church on 19th August 1827 and the register adds that she was born on January 7th 182- (last figure lost). Her parents’ details were given as William and Ann Byford of Cam, Mason. In the 1841 census return she was shown as ten-years-old and living at home. In the Quarry a grandfather, a grandmother, two uncles and other relatives surrounded her home.

She married Charles Webb in March 1848. In the 1851 census return for Boulton Field, Dursley, Charles Webb was described as a twenty-three-year-old Chimney Sweep and smoke (ducts ?) cleaner, who had been born in Dursley. Charlotte, his wife, was aged twenty-three-years and born in Cam. Their son Thomas, was aged two years and born in Dursley.

Charlotte died in March 1861, leaving her husband surviving her and their three children.

Extract from the will and from an 1869 indenture re the estate of Thomas Coopey II, her grandfather:

 

Upon Trust for the sole use of his daughter Ann, wife of William Byford during her natural life to occupy or rent and upon her death upon trust for his two grandchildren Sarah and Charlotte her daughters, the cottage where she resides….

And Reciting that the said Charlotte Byford intermarried with Charles Webb in March 1848 and died in March 1861, leaving said Charles Webb her surviving, and leaving Thomas Webb (who was born on 21st April 1849) her eldest son and heir-at-law.

In the 1861 census for Boulton Field, Dursley we find Charles Webb, a widower and chimney sweep. He was born in Dursley. His son, Thomas, was aged eleven years and a scholar. His daughters were Julia aged nine years and Evangeline aged seven years. All were born in Dursley. Together with them was the sixty-year-old widow, Ann Byford, his mother-in-law, a Cloth Weaveress who was born in Cam.

During the third quarter of 1861 Charles Webb married Ellen Phillips in the Dursley Registration District.

In the 1871 census Charles Webb was at Fort Field, near to the Brewer’s Arms at Dursley. He was described as a forty-four-year-old Chimney Sweep born in Dursley. His new wife was Ellen, aged forty-five-years and born in Eastington. Charles’s eldest son, Thomas, was still at home and was described as a twenty-one-year-old gardener and domestic servant born in Dursley. There were three further children – namely Ellen E. a scholar aged nine years; William a scholar aged seven years and Louisa aged seven months. All three were born in Dursley.

In 1881 Charles Webb was still at Fortfield Cottages, Dursley, and was described as a fifty-four-year-old Chimney Sweep, born in Dursley. Ellen was aged fifty-five-years and their children at home included Ellen E. aged nineteen years, a dressmaker, born in Dursley and Louisa aged ten years, a scholar, born in Dursley.

In 1891 Charles Webb was a sixty-four-year-old Chimney Sweep of Fort Fields a native of Dursley. Ellen was aged sixty-five-years, a native of Eastington and with them was their daughter Louisa aged thirty-years, a Milliner born in Dursley.

In 1901 Ellen Webb was a seventy-five-year-old woman of Fortfield, Dursley, living on her own means and a native of Eastington. With her was her grandson Howard Webb, aged twelve years and born in Dursley.

Of the children of Charles and Ellen Webb William became a plumber of Wresdon House, Uley. He married Barbara Eliza Vowles in the first quarter of 1886 in Dursley Registration District and had at least nine children – Cyril, Howard, Winifred, Harry, Fred, Albert, Louisa, Nora and Dorothy.

The children of Charles and Charlotte Webb were cousins of Arthur John Noad:

 

  1. THOMAS WEBB, cousin of Arthur John Noad

 

Thomas Webb was born on 21st April 1849 and was alive in the 1851 census return aged two and born in Dursley. In the 1861 census he was at home, a scholar, aged eleven years and born in Dursley. In 1869 he was described as a labourer of Dursley. He was a beneficiary of the Coopey estate.

In the 1871 census his father, Charles Webb, was at Fort Field, near to the Brewer’s Arms at Dursley. He was described as a forty-four-year-old chimney sweep born in Dursley. His new wife was Ellen, aged forty-five-years and born in Eastington. Thomas Webb was still at home and was described as a twenty-one-year-old gardener and domestic servant born in Dursley.

In the 1881 census return Thomas Webb was a thirty-one-year-old Gardener of Waterley Bottom in North Nibley. His place of birth was given again as Dursley. His wife was thirty-two-year-old Louisa who was born in Cam.

No trace in 1891 census!

In 1901 Thomas and Louisa were at Coaley and he was described as the Sub Postmaster. His aged was given as fifty-one-years and he was born at Dursley. His wife Louisa was fifty-two-years and born in Cam. Their son Charles C. Webb was aged thirteen years and was born at Coaley.

Thomas probably died during the second quarter of 1914 in the Dursley Registration District.

Their son was a second cousin of Florence Barton:

 

Charles C. Webb was born in about 1887 or 1888 at Coaley. In the 1901 census he was described as a thirteen-year-old.

  1. JULIA WEBB, cousin of Arthur John Noad

 

Julia Webb was born in about 1852 in Dursley. In the 1861 census she was described as a scholar at home and aged nine years

In the 1871 census a Julia Webb, aged nineteen-years but born in London, was a Servant living at the home of Annie Fox, of 19 Broad Street, St James’s Westminster.

  1. EVANGELINE WEBB, cousin of Arthur John Noad

Evangeline Webb was born in the second quarter of 1854 in Dursley. In the 1861 census she was described as a scholar at home and aged seven years. In 1871 she was working as a Nurse in the home of Thomas Smith of 14 Hornton Street, off High Street, Kensington, and she was described in the census return as aged seventeen and born in Dursley, Gloucestershire.

She probably married Joseph Walter White during the fourth quarter of 1879. Back in 1861 he was at home in Eastington, Glos, aged seven-years and described as a scholar and native of Eastington. In 1871 he was still living at home and described as a seventeen-year-old Cloth Worker. His father, William, was a fifty-six-year-old Clothier’s Labourer, and his mother Eliza was aged fifty-three-years and both were born in Eastington. Other siblings included Eliza Ann, a twenty-three-year-old Woollen Cloth Worker; William R. White a nineteen-year-old Millwright and Mary M. White, a twelve-year-old scholar.

In 1881 we find Evangeline living with her parents-in-law at Eastington. She was described as a twenty-seven-year-old married woman, an invalid, born in Dursley and with her was her daughter Eveline A. White who was ten-months-old and born at Chelsea in Middlesex. They were staying with William White, a Woollen Cloth Worker, aged sixty-six-years born in Eastington; Eliza, his wife, aged sixty-three-years, a native of Eastington, and their twenty-two-year-old daughter, also born in Eastington, Mary M. White, a Woollen Cloth Worker. On the night of this census a ‘John W. White’, a twenty-seven-year-old Stock Keeper, born at Eastington, Glos, was living with Arthur Messenger a Greengrocer of 68 Arthur Street, Chelsea.

An Eva White, aged twenty-seven-years, died in the Dursley Registration District during third quarter of 1881.

Joseph Walter White married Maria Augusta Field during the first quarter of 1887 at Fulham.

In 1891 Joseph W. White was a thirty-seven-year-old Woollen Warehouseman, born in Eastington, living at 15 Horder Road, Fulham. With him was his new wife Maria A, White aged thirty-five-years and born in Twickenham, Middlesex and their daughter Amy. A. White, aged three-years, a Scholar, born in Fulham and described as deaf and dumb.

The child of Joseph Walter and Evangeline was a second cousin of Florence Barton:

 

Eveline Alice White was born in the second quarter of 1880 at Chelsea, Middlesex. She was staying with her grandparents in Eastington at the time of the 1881 census, aged ten months. She died in the second quarter of 1885 in Wheatenhurst Registration District aged four years.

 

 


  1. SARAH NOAD, Great II Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of William Byford II and Ann (nee Coopey)

Wife of James Noad III

Mother of Arthur John Noad

 

Also Mother of Mary Jane, William Henry and Henry

 

According to all the census returns and other records Sarah believed that she was born in about 1825 or 1826 at Cam. Her parents were William and Ann Byford of the Quarry, Cam, and her father was a Mason. We also know that she had a younger sister, Charlotte who was born in about 1827 and baptised at Cam Parish Church.

In the Registers of the Dursley Independent Church we find an entry for a Sarah Byford who was born on 30th August 1820 and baptised on 10th October 1820 by Rev William Bennett at Dursley Independent Church. Her parents were William and Ann Byford of the Quarry at Cam. The Reverend William Bennett was Minister of Dursley Independent Church from 1804-1823 and he was responsible for erecting the Tabernacle, which was opened on 22nd August 1809. These dates for the birth and baptism of Sarah appear to be five years earlier than would be expected but no other Sarah Byford was baptised at Cam Parish Church, Cam Meeting, Stinchcombe Parish Church or Dursley Tabernacle during the period 1822-1826.

At the time of the 1841 census Sarah was working as a female domestic servant for John and Elizabeth Shatford at Walton, Walton Cardiff, Tewkesbury. She was fifteen-years-old and the Shatfords were both ten years older than her. The Shatfords had a one-year-old child, Hannah, and four other employees. In 1851 the Shatfords were farming 110 acres at Ham, Berkeley. The census reveals that he came from North Nibley and his wife from Coaley so we can see how Sarah Byford came to be living with them. In 1844 the Shatfords were living at Itchington.

In 1851 we find Sarah Biford (sic) working for Samuel and Sarah Pegner (sp?) at Coaley. Sarah Biford was described as a twenty-six-year-old servant, born in Cam. Her employer farmed sixty acres with a man and a boy and he was born in Coaley. His wife, Sarah, was born in North Nibley. Walter Phillimore, a seventeen-year-old agricultural labourer, was a Coaley boy.

Sarah married James Noad on 15th October 1851 at Slimbridge Parish Church. On the marriage certificate he was described as a labourer, the son of James Noad. Sarah was described as the daughter of William Byford. In 1852 the family was still in Slimbridge but from 1854 to 1855 they were living at Cambridge. In the 1861 Census they were at Whitehall Farm Cottage, Churchend, Slimbridge and they were still living in Slimbridge in the following year.

The 1861 census return describes James as an agricultural labourer, aged thirty-four-years, and born in Slimbridge. His wife was aged thirty-six-years and born in Cam. Their son Henry was aged four years and born in Slimbridge.

 

James and Sarah Noad had four children between 1852 and 1862 but only the younger brothers Henry and Arthur John, survived childhood. Mary Jane died aged nineteen months and William Henry lived for only five months. Their third child, Henry, died aged sixteen years in 1873.

Extract from the will and from an 1869 indenture re the estate of Thomas Coopey II, her grandfather:

 

Upon Trust for the sole use of his daughter Ann, wife of William Byford during her natural life to occupy or rent and upon her death upon trust for his two grandchildren Sarah and Charlotte her daughters, the cottage where she resides.

 

And Reciting that the said Sarah Noad (formerly Sarah Byford) intermarried with James Noad in October 1851

In 1871 James and Sarah were at Churchend, Slimbridge. James was an agricultural labourer aged forty-four-years and born in Slimbridge. Sarah was aged forty-five-years and born in Cam. Henry was aged fourteen-years and born in Slimbridge. John was aged eight years, a scholar, born in Slimbridge. With them was Ann Byford, Sarah’s mother, who was aged seventy-eight-years and born in Cam.

In the 1881 census James and Sarah were living at Churchend, Slimbridge. James was described as aged fifty-four-years, an agricultural labourer, born in Slimbridge. Sarah was aged fifty-five-years and born in Cam. Their son, John Noad, was aged eighteen years and was described as a carpenter and wheelwright, born in Slimbridge.

James Noad III died on 16th February 1887 aged sixty-years and he was buried in Slimbridge Churchyard on 20th February. His widow, Sarah, was living with her son Arthur John Noad in 1891 and the census reveals that she was then sixty-seven-years-old and that she had been born in Cam. Her son Arthur J. Noad, was aged twenty-eight-years. Annie was aged twenty-four-years and born in Kington, Hfds. Their child Bessie was aged ten months.

Sarah Noad died on 9th February 1895 at Slimbridge, aged seventy-one-years. She was described on the death certificate as the Widow of James Noad, Farm Labourer. The cause of death was given as Paralysis for three years and was certified by D.J. Dutton MRCS LSA. George Adams, Registrar, registered the death on 13th February 1895 and the informant was Anne Noad, of  Slimbridge, daughter-in-law, who was present at the death.

Sarah Noad was buried on 16th February at Slimbridge. The Family Bible records her death as Feb 18th aged seventy-two-years.

 

Obituary Card

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In Loving Memory of Sarah Noad, of Slimbridge, who died February 9th 1895, aged 71 years.

How still and peaceful is the grave,

Where, life’s vain tumults past,

The appointed house, by heaven’s decree,

Receives all at last

“Cast thy burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain thee, and strengthen thee, and comfort thee.”


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FAMILY CONTACT: btsarnia@gmail.com

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