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John and Catherine Isaac of Hall End, Yate

Isaac Family of Horton and Yate

(with thanks to Mary Isaac of Hall End Farm)


 

(?) Edward Isaac (-1650) and Joane (-1678)(?)

Yeoman of Horton

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(?) Edward Isaac (-1681) and Jane (-1704) (?)

Inhabitant of Horton

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 (?) Thomas Isaac I (1661-1729) and Jane Wood (-1729)

Yeoman of Hawkesbury

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Thomas Isaac II (1692-1774) and Jane Hicks (1689- 1772)

Yeoman of Horton

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John Isaac I (1735-1820) and Hannah Cooper (1735-1815)

Yeoman of Horton

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 John Isaac II (1768-1822) and Catherine Brown (1774-1841)

Farmer of Hall End Farm, Yate

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Mary Isaac (1797-1881) and James Shield III

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 Ann Shield and James Eley IV

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Ernest Edward Eley and Emily Yarnold

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Grace Margaret Eley and William Edward Terrett

 


JOHN ISAAC II, Great IV Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of John Isaac I and Hannah (nee Cooper)

Husband of Catherine Brown

Father of Mary Shield

 

Also Father of Margaret Williamson, Nathaniel, John, Catherine Shield, Jessie, Joseph, Charles, Hannah Daniell, Anne Pullen, Elizabeth and Cornelius

 

John Isaac II was baptised on 25th October 1767 at Horton, third son of John and Hannah Isaac. His father, John Isaac I, was a Yeoman of Fattinghouse Farm, Horton. His father died in August 1820 but sadly John Isaac II does not feature in his father’s will of 1818.

John Isaac II married Catharine Brown, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Brown of Gearing Frith, Yate. The wedding took place on 22nd November 1796 at Yate. Catharine had been baptised on 25th January 1774 at Wotton-under-Edge. In the Will of Charles Brown, of 1798, John Isaac is referred to as ‘The Younger’ and reference is made to loans made to him and his wife by her father, the testator. John and Catharine Isaac farmed at Hall End Farm, Yate, and a certificate of land tax for 1799 gives their acreage as seventy-eight acres. He also had land in Rangeworthy.

Certificate of Land Tax, August 1799:

 

‘One messuage, stables outhouse and appurtenances thereto belonging  and seventy eight acres of land and sites of two other messuages in occupation of John Isaac the younger, and on a farm called Shortwood consisting of one messuage with outhouse, appurtenances thereto belonging, fifty-eight acres in occupation of James Isaac, all which said farm and lands and premises are situated in the parish of Yate in the said county, the property of the said Harry Bengough.’

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Mary Isaac, ‘Yate Farms,

 

Hall End Farm (previously known as Foords Farm)

 

The Isaac family remained at Hall End Farm until 1890 – the last of the family being Mr & Mrs Edward Hart

John and Catharine had twelve children and the eldest six were all baptised at Wickwar between 1798 and 1807. Three children married into the family of James and Sarah Shield of Tytherington. The youngest of their children, Elizabeth, was deaf and dumb.

John Isaac made his Will on 17th February 1821 and this was witnessed and signed by his servant, James Ballard. John Isaac II was buried on 13th August 1821 at Wickwar, only a year after his father, John Isaac I. The Will was proved on 9th June 1822 and the estate was valued at £450. Catharine Isaac, his widow, died on the 8th April 1841 at Wickwar.

The Will of John Isaac II:

 

‘This is the Last Will and Testament of me John Isaac of the parish of Yate in the County of Gloucester Yeoman. First I order all my just debts, Funeral and Testamentary Expences to be fully paid and satisfied; And subject thereto, I Give and bequeath unto my Wife Catherine, All and singular my Farming Stock and Implements of husbandry and all other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever  (except my Money and Securities for money) To hold the same unto her my said Wife for and during the term of her natural life, in case she shall remain my Widow and unmarried, for the support and maintenance of herself and my Children hereinafter named And in case of the death or second Marriage of my said Wife, during the minority of my Son Cornelius then from and immediately after such her decease or second marriage and whilst my son Cornelius shall be under the age of Twenty one years, I direct my Trustees, hereinafter named, to put and place one or more of my said children in the occupation of the Farm lands and hereditaments now occupied by me, and half yearly to require him, her or them (as the case shall be) to pay to them my said Trustees or Trustee for the time being, the clear issues and profits of the said Farm Lands and hereditaments, and for them my said Trustees or Trustee for the time being to pay and apply the same upon such trusts and for such intents and purposes as are hereinafter declared respecting the produce of the Sale of my Messuage Lands and hereditaments hereinafter given and devised. Provided always and it is my will that in case my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or his Executors and Administrators shall, after the decease or second marriage of my said Wife, and whilst my said Son Cornelius shall be a minor, deem it more beneficial and such discontinuance shall be legally practicable, that then it shall be lawful to and for them my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or his Executors or Administrators to sell and dispose of my said Farming Stock, Implements of Husbandry, Household Goods and Furniture by public auction and to receive and take the produce of the said Sale, and apply and dispose thereof upon such trusts and for such intents and purposes as are hereinafter declared respecting the produce of the Sale of my Lands Tenements and hereditaments. I give and bequeath unto Mr William Daniels of Tortworth in the said County of Gloucester, Yeoman, and Mr. John Minett of West End in the parish of Wickwar in the said County of Gloucester Yeoman, All my Money and Securities for Money, whether upon Bonds, Notes, Mortgages or otherwise, Upon trust that they the said William Daniels and John Minett or the Survivor of them or his Executors or Administrators do and shall permit and suffer my said wife or her assigns to receive and take the Interest and proceeds thereof for and during the term of her natural life, provided she shall so long continue my Widow and unmarried. And from and after the decease or second Marriage of my said Wife, Upon trust that they my said Trustees or the Survivor of them his Executors or Administrators do and shall stand possessed of and interested in the said Money Interest and proceeds upon and for the same trusts intents and purposes as are hereinafter declared respecting the produce of the Sale of my Messuages, Lands and hereditaments hereinafter given and devised. I Give and devise unto the said William Daniels and john Minett All and singular my Freehold and Leasehold Messuages Lands and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever of which I may be possessed; To hold the same respectively unto them the said William Daniels and John Minett and their several Heirs Executors and Administrators Upon the several Trusts and to and for the several ends intents and purposes hereinafter declared of and concerning the same (that is to say) Upon trust to permit and suffer my said Wife or her Assigns to receive and take the rents issues and profits of my said Freehold and Leasehold Lands Tenements and hereditaments for and during the term of her natural life , or as long as she shall continue my Widow and unmarried, for the maintenance and support of herself and my children hereinafter named. And from and immediately after the decease or second Marriage of my said Wife Upon Trust that they the said William Daniels and John Minett or the Survivor of them or the Executors Administrators or Assigns of such survivor, do and shall sell and dispose of All and singular my said Freehold and Leasehold Lands Tenements and hereditaments (except two pieces of Land situated at Rangeworthy hereinafter mentioned) either together or in parcels, and either by public sale or private contract, as to them my said Trustees or Survivor of them or the heirs, executors and administrators of such survivor shall seem meet, for the best price or prices in money that can be reasonably obtained for the same hereditaments respectively, and respectively to convey the same accordingly. And I will and declare that the receipt or receipts of the said William Daniels and John Minett or the Survivor of them or his heirs for the money for which the said hereditaments shall be respectively sold, shall from time to time be a good and sufficient discharge or good and sufficient discharges to the purchase or purchases of the said hereditaments or any part or parts thereof for his her or their purchase money or so much thereof as shall be therein expressed or acknowledged to be received. And that such purchase or purchases his her or their heirs Executors, Administrators or assigns or any or either of them shall not afterwards be answerable or accountable for any loss misapplication or non application of such purchase money so received or any part thereof.

And I do hereby further will and direct that they the said William Daniels and john Minett and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such survivor do and shall at all times and from time to time stand possessed of and interested in the money to arise by such sale or sales In trust to lay out and invest the same in the purchase of Parliamentary Stocks or Funds of Great Britain or upon Real Securities at interest in the name of them my said Trustees for the time being and do and shall alter change and vary the same as and when they shall think fit; and do and shall stand possessed of and interested in the said Stocks, Funds and Securities In trust for my children Mary, Margaret, Nathaniel, John, Joseph, Hannah, Ann, Cornelius, Charles, Jesse and Catherine Upon the trusts and for the ends intents and purposes and with under and subject to the several powers provisos Conditions and declarations hereinafter expressed concerning the same (that is to say) Upon trust so soon as any one of my said Children who being a Son shall have attained his age of twenty one years, or have died before that age leaving lawful issue or being a Daughter shall have attained that age or be married to pay assign transfer and assure one due proportionate and equal part or share of such Stock funds and securities, the same being divided into as many equal shares as there may be in number of my said children then living, or who shall have died leaving issue then living, unto and to and for the proper and absolute use and disposal of such Child so attaining the said age of Twenty one years, if a son, or to and for the benefit of his lawful issue if he shall have departed this life before that age leaving issue or so attaining the said age of twenty one years, or being married if a daughter And after payment thereof, then In trust to pay apply and dispose of the Interest dividends and proceeds of such Stock Funds and Securities for the maintenance and support of all the others or other, if but one, of my said children who shall not have attained the said age of Twenty one years being a Son or Sons, or having attained the said age or be married being a daughter or daughters, until some other or such one other of my said Children who being a Son shall attain the age of twenty one years, or die before that age leaving lawful issue, or being a daughter shall attain that age or marry which shall first happen And after such child being a Son shall attain that age or being a daughter shall attain the like age or be married, then In trust to pay assign transfer or assure one other like due proportionate and equal part or share as aforesaid unto such other child so next attaining the age of twenty one years being a son or his lawful issue if he shall have departed this life before that age leaving issue or being a daughter shall have attained that age or be married and so in like manner from time to time to pay assign tranfer or assure unto all and each of my said Children and the lawful issue of such one or more of them as shall depart this life before the age of twenty one years leaving lawful issue, one due proportionate and equal part or share of such Stocks Funds and Securities as and when he she or they shall respectively attain his her or their ages days or times aforesaid. Provided always that if any or either of my said Children being a Son or Sons shall depart this life under the age of Twenty one years without leaving lawful issue or being a daughter or daughters shall depart this life under that age and unmarried then it is my will and meaning and I do hereby direct that all the part or share or parts or shares of him her or them so dying shall go and accrue to the survivors and Survivor of such Children or Child to be equally divided between and amongst them, if more than one share and share alike and if but one to such one or only surviving Child and be vested paid and payable to him her or them at such ages and times respectively and shall go in such manner as his her or their original share or shares are herein before declared to be vested and payable; and in case of the death of any of my Children before such accruing or surviving part or share or parts or shares shall become vested as aforesaid, then such accruing part or share or parts or shares shall be subject and liable to such new chance contingency or condition of accrue to the Survivors or Survivor of such Children as in hereinbefore by me declared in respect of his her or their original part or share or parts or shares. Provided also and it is my Will and desire that it shall be lawful for my said Wife and my said Trustees at any time or times from and after the decease or second marriage of my said Wife, to pay or apply any part of the share or shares of my said Children or of any or either of them of and in the said trust premises, to him her or them, or for his her or their use and benefit, on his her or their Marriage with the consent of my said Wife and Trustees, or for the putting or placing any or either of them my said Children to or in any trade business, profession or employment or otherwise for his her or their preferment or advancement in the world, notwithstanding the part or share or parts and shares of him her or them shall not then have become payable or a vested interest or vested interests. And as to All those my said two pieces of Land situate and being at Rangeworthy aforesaid, Upon trust that they the said William Daniels and John Minett or the Survivor of them or his Heirs Executors or Administrators do and shall from and immediately after the decease or second Marriage of my said Wife, receive and take the Rents Issues and profits thereof and pay or apply the same to or for the sole use and benefit of my daughter Elizabeth for and during the term of her natural life, free from the debts contoul or engagements of any Husband with whom she may intermarry: And from and immediately after the decease of my said daughter Elizabeth to and for the use and benefit of all and every the Child and Children of my said daughter Elizabeth as tenants in common and the several Heirs of their respective bodies; And in case of failure of such issue, to and for the use and benefit of all and in every my other Child and Children equally between them as tenants in common and the several heirs of their respective bodies. Provided also that in case my said daughter Elizabeth shall depart this life before the decease of my said Wife, then it is my will and I do accordingly direct that the said two pieces of ground so as aforesaid devised in trust for my said daughter Elizabeth, shall be disposed of by my said Trustees or Trustee for the time being with the other property hereinbefore directed to be sold, and the produce thereof applied in the same manner as I have hereinbefore directed with regard to such property. And I do hereby declare and direct that the said William Daniels and john Minett their respective Heirs, Executors or Administrators shall not be accountable for any loss which may happen to the said trust premises nor for the acts receipts or disbursements of the other of them but each of them for his own receipts acts and deeds respectively And that they shall or may reimburse themselves respectively all demands and expences which they may sustain in or about the trust aforesaid. I Give and bequeath the said William Daniels and John Minett the sum of Twenty Pounds Upon the trusts and to and for the intents and purposes following (that is to say) Upon trust that they the said William Daniels and John Minett or the Survivor of them his Executors or Administrators do and hereby immediately after my decease place and invest the said sum of Twenty Pounds in or on some renewal Security at interest to accumulate for my said daughter Elizabeth for and during her Minority or until her Marriage  And from and after my said daughter shall attain the age of Twenty one years or be married, Upon trust that they my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or his Executors or Administrators do and shall pay the said sum of Twenty pounds together with the accumulated interest unto or for the sole and separate use and benefit of my said daughter Elizabeth independent of any Husband with whom she may intermarry. All the rest residue and remainder of my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever not herebefore disposed of I Give and bequeath unto my said Wife her Executors and Administrators, and do declare that the provisions which I have made for my said Wife shall be accepted and taken by her in lieu and full satisfaction of Dower or Thirds at Common law to which she may be entitled out of my said estate and effects or any part thereof. And lastly I nominate and appoint my said Wife the sole Executrix of this my Will which I hereby declare to be in revocation of all others by me at any time herebefore made In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in seven sheets of paper set my hand and seal (that is to say) to the first six sheets thereof set my hand and to this the seventh and last my seal also the Seventeenth day of February One thousand eight hundred and twenty one. John Isaac.

Signed, sealed and declared…(etc)… Fowler, Clerk to Mr Whittington, Mr Forster, Solr Sodbury and James Ballard, Servant to Mr Isaac.’


CATHARINE ISAAC, Great IV Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of Charles Brown and Margaret (nee Minett)

Wife of John Isaac II

Mother of Mary Shield

 

Also Mother of Margaret Williamson, Nathaniel, John, Catherine Shield, Jessie, Joseph, Charles, Hannah Daniell, Anne Pullen, Elizabeth and Cornelius 

 

Catharine Brown, the eldest daughter of Charles and Margaret Brown, was baptised on 5th January 1774 at Wotton-under-Edge. On 22nd November 1796 she married John Isaac ‘the Younger’ at Yate Parish Church. The wedding took place on 22nd November 1796 at Yate and Catharine was living at her parents’ home, Gearing Frith, Yate. In the Will of Charles Brown, of 1798, John Isaac is referred to as ‘The Younger’ and reference is made to loans made to him and his wife by her father, the testator.

John and Catharine had twelve children and the eldest six were all baptised at Wickwar between 1798 and 1807. Three children married into the family of James and Sarah Shield of Tytherington. The youngest of their children, Elizabeth, was deaf and dumb.

John Isaac II was buried on 13th August 1821 at Wickwar, only a year after his father, John Isaac I. Catharine Isaac, his widow, died on 28th April 1841 at Wickwar. She was described as the sixty-seven-year-old widow of John Isaac, Farmer. The cause of death was given as ‘Disease of the Ovary’. John Roberts, the Registrar, registered the death on 1st May 1841 and the informant was Sophia Cole of Wickwar who was present at the death. Catharine Isaac was buried on 18th April 1841 at Wickwar.


  1. MARGARET WILLIAMSON, Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Margaret Isaac was baptised on 24th February 1799 at Wickwar. She married Robert Williamson on 23rd March 1821 at Yate and they had children.

On 9th October 1842 five of their children were baptised at St Michael’s Church, Winterbourne by the Rector, J.B. Allen. At the time Robert Williamson was described as a Carpenter of the area of St John the Baptist, Frenchay.

Margaret aged 12 dau of  Robert & Margaret  Williamson  Carpenter

Mary Ann aged 10 dau of Robert & Margaret  Williamson  Carpenter

James aged 7 son of           Robert & Margaret  Williamson  Carpenter

Dorcas aged 4 dau of         Robert & Margaret  Williamson  Carpenter

Robert aged 1½ son of      Robert & Margaret  Williamson  Carpenter

In 1844 the Apportionment of Rent Charge in Lieu of Tithes in the Parish of Winterbourne:

Landowner: George Bryant

Tenant: Robert Williamson

Map Number: 245

Description: House and Garden

Measure: 0.2.3

Rent: 0.2.6

In the 1851 census return Robert Williamson was described as a carpenter of  Moorend, Mangotsfield. Robert was fifty-three and born in Iron Acton; Margaret was fifty-two and born in Yate. Their children were Catherine, aged twenty-six, and born in Wotton-under-Edge; James, a sixteen-year-old carpenter, born in Winterbourne; Dorcas, a twelve-year-old born in Winterbourne and Robert Junior, a nine-year-old scholar, born in Winterbourne.


 

  1. NATHANIEL ISAAC, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Nathaniel Isaac was born on 8th May 1800 and baptised at Wickwar on 6th January 1801. He married Elizabeth Shield, a widow of Tytherington, in 1831 and they had children.

Elizabeth Shield, cousin of Anne Eley, was baptised on 12th April 1805 at Tytherington. On 7th September 1825, at the age of twenty-one years, she married her first cousin, James Shield, at Tytherington. He was a forty-year-old farmer, son of Thomas and Unity Shield of Lark’s Farm, Iron Acton. He had been baptised on 21st March 1784 at Tytherington but he died on 27th January 1829, aged forty-four years and was buried on 31st January at Tytherington. They had three children.

The widow, Elizabeth Shield, then married Nathaniel Isaac on 2nd April 1831 at Tytherington. Nathaniel was another child of John and Catherine Isaac of Hall End Farm, Yate, and two of his sisters were married to brothers of his bride. Nathaniel Isaac was Overseer of the Poor of Tytherington in 1832. Later he was a Yeoman of Charfield Hall (previously Hole) Farm, Charfield. Nathaniel and Elizabeth Isaac had three children. Nathaniel Isaac made his will on 19th August 1870 and died on 13th September 1870. He was buried at Charfield. The will was proved on 21st October 1870 and the estate was valued at less than £600.

Elizabeth, was the one who first married her cousin James Shield by whom she had three children, and after his death married Nathaniel Isaac by whom she had another two children.

Elizabeth and Nathaniel Isaac moved from Tytherington to Banwell in Somerset where in 1841 Nathaniel was farming 204 acres at Wolvershill so the three Shield step-children all grew up in Somerset. James Wickham Shield, born in Tytherington in 1825 married Maria Ford and became a farmer at Winscombe, where he had three sons: he died in 1863 at the early age of 38 years. Catherine Elizabeth Shield, always known as Elizabeth, born in Tytherington in 1827, never married but worked as a dressmaker and housekeeper and died at Banwell in 1914 aged 87. Emma Shield, born in Tytherington in 1828, married George Goding in 1859 at Banwell and died there in 1906 aged 78.

  1. 4. James Shield “that lives in Somersetshire”. Grandpapa’s sister, Elizabeth Shield (1805-) had first married her cousin James Shield (1784-1829) and after he died married Nathaniel Isaac (1800-1870) a brother of Grandmamma. Elizabeth and James had three children, the eldest of which, James Wickham Shield (1825-1863) was a farmer in Winscombe, Somerset. After James Wickham died in early 1863, his widow Maria remarried Henry Hancock in late 1863. “he has not been dead a twelvemonth yet” – not really a decent interval!


  1. JOHN ISAAC, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

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John Isaac was baptised on 6th January 1802 at Wickwar. He became a Plumber of Wickwar and was Churchwarden at Wickwar from 1853-1863. He was possibly Mayor of Wickwar in 1842-43. He married Anne Ovens (1786-1886) and they had four children as well as two others lost in childbirth.

In the 1851 census return John Isaac was described as a fifty-year-old plumber and glazier of High Street, Wickwar. He was born in Wickwar. With him were his wife Ann, aged fifty-three, who was born in Rangeworthy, and his children Mary, aged twenty-five and John, aged nineteen, both of whom were born in Wickwar. With them was John Ovens, a relative of his wife, who was born in Rangeworthy and aged fourteen.

In 1863 John Isaac the Elder of Wickwar, a Plumber and Glazier, was the sole executor of the will of William Pullen the Elder, late of Great Lodge Farm at Pewsham. John Isaac made his own will on 12th April 1867.

 He died on 19th October 1879 and was buried at Wickwar. The Will was proved on 15th November 1879 and the estate was valued at less than £800.


  1. CATHERINE HORWOOD (SHIELD), Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Catherine Isaac was baptised on 10th June 1805 at Wickwar. She married another Great Uncle of Ernest Edward Eley, Henry Shield, a son of James and Sarah Shield of Tytherington. Catherine was the youngest of the three Isaac children who married three children of James and Sarah Shield.

 

Henry Shield was baptised on 22nd June 1800 at Tytherington. He married Catherine Isaac on 7th April 1831 at Kingswood. Catherine was baptised on 10th June 1805 at Wickwar. Henry Shield made his will on 17th March 1848 and died on 28th November 1850 at Yate. In the 1851 census return Catherine, aged forty, was farming 146 acres at Brick House Farm, Yate. She was aged forty and described as born in Yate. Her children were Sarah, aged nine, a scholar; Henry John, aged seven, a scholar, and Charles, aged five, a scholar. With her was her sister Elizabeth Isaac, a visitor, aged thirty-six, who was described as an annuitant being both deaf and dumb. Their servants included Eliza Chappell, a house servant, aged twenty-one, and born in North Nibley; James Blumont, aged twenty, a farm servant, born in Horton and Thomas Price, aged thirty, a farm servant from Banwell.

Catherine Shield died on 9th August 1873 at Yate.

James and Sarah’s youngest son, Henry, married Catherine Isaac from Yate who was a sister of the Nathaniel Isaac who married his widowed sister Elizabeth. In fact they both married in the same week in April 1831 although Nathaniel and Elizabeth married at Tytherington and Henry and Catherine married at Kingswood. Henry took up farming at Yate. In 1832 he was to be found on the Electoral Roll at Yate, in 1838 he rented a farm near Goose Green, Yate from the Rev. Henry Jones and in the 1841 census he was at Brick House Farm, Yate. Henry and Catherine had three children that we know of, Sarah Catherine in 1842, Henry John 1843 and Charles James 1846.

Henry wrote his will in 1848 where he left all his property (land in Yate and Iron Acton, all his farming stock, etc) in trust to John Isaac (Catherine’s brother) and Moses Smith so that the profits could be used for “ the support and maintainance of my beloved Wife Catherine and my three beloved children namely Henry John, Charles James and Sarah Catherine until my said beloved children shall severally attain the age of twenty one years and upon either of my beloved children and each of them attaining the age of twenty one years they my said children and each of them shall be paid the sum of four hundred pounds if they the said Trustees consider it expedient to put either of my said children in a respectable Business” He also added that “if my beloved Wife Catherine shall at any time after my decease marry or become the mother of a child during her Widowhood she shall be paid the sum of thirty pounds a year and no more during her natural life.”

Henry died in 1850 age 50 and was buried at Yate, leaving Catherine with three young children. In the census the following year, she was still at Brick House Farm with her three children, three servants and her younger sister Elizabeth Isaac (who had been deaf and dumb since birth). She was obviously still carrying on the business as she was described as a farmer of 140 acres employing six labourers. By 1861 Catherine had remarried to William Horwood, also a farmer and they were farming Brick House farm together.

Mary Isaac, ‘Yate Farms – A Record of Yate Farms in the former parish of Yate, Gloucestershire’

Brickhouse Farm – Previously known as Ashton, formerly believed to have been known as Church House. Rent from the property was given to the living of poor clergy known as Queen Anne’s Bounty, and in 1948 the rents were paid to the Church Commissioners…

1841 Mr. & Mrs. Henry Shield

1851 Mrs Catherine Shield

1856 Mr. & Mrs William Horwood

1870 Mrs William Horwood

1879-90 Mr Nebuchadnazzer Williams


 

  1. JESSE ISAAC, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Jesse Isaac was born in Yate and baptised on 6th January 1807 at Wickwar. He was a Yeoman of High Street, Wickwar.

Jesse married Hannah Robinson on 12th May 1835 at St Mary’s Church, Kingswood, by licence. His sister Hannah was a witness.

(Photo – She may have had a brother Augustus Robinson).

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In the 1851 census return he was farming 200 acres at Hill House Farm, close to Hall End at Yate. He was described as forty-five-years-old and born in Yate. His wife Hannah, was forty-two-years-old and born in North Nibley. Their son Alfred was aged eleven. Their servants were Sarah Bishop, from Sherston, a General Servant and William Beasant a sixteen-year-old agricultural labourer, born in Yate

 Jesse Isaac died about 1889. Mr and Mrs Jesse Isaac bought Hope House, Wickwar, for their retirement, followed by his nephew Augustus Isaac and his wife Esther from 1911-1917.

Mary Isaac: ‘Yate Farms – A Record of Yate Farms in the former parish of Yate, Gloucestershire’

 

‘Hill House Farm – The dwelling house was built about 1650 for the occupation of Mr R. Witchell followed by John Walker in 1665 and William Walker…

1848 Mr & Mrs Jesse Isaac farming 200 acres employing three labourers

1870 Mr & Mrs Alfred Isaac farming 200 acres employing three labourers, one woman and a boy

1906 Mr & Mrs Fred Isaac

1914 Mr Harry Cox

 


  1. JOSEPH ISAAC, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Joseph Isaac married Harriet(t) Clark, a widow in about 1828. She and her first husband had three children who were born between 1823 and 1827 at North Nibley.

In the 1841 census return Joseph Isaac was farming at Wanswell Court Farm, Hamfallow, in the parish of Berkeley and was shown as thirty-seven-years-old. His wife Harriett (sic) was aged forty-four-years. Living with them were Harriet’s three children, namely Mary Clark, aged seventeen; John Clark aged fifteen and Hester Clark, aged thirteen. Also listed were the children of Joseph and Harriet Isaac namely Frederick Isaac aged eleven years; William Robertson Isaac aged seven years; and Henry Isaac aged one year. Joseph had three male servants and one female servant.

In the 1851 census return Joseph Isaac was described as a forty-seven-year-old farmer of 138 acres at Wanswell Court, Hamfallow, Berkeley, employing two labourers. He was a native of Yate. His wife was described as Harriet and her age was given as fifty-six and her place of birth was Hillesley. With them were her two children from a previous marriage – Mary Clark, aged twenty-four and John Clark, aged twenty-one. Both were born in North Nibley, unmarried, and were described as the daughter and son of a farmer. The children of Joseph and Harriet Isaac were given as William aged fifteen and Henry, aged nine, both were born in Berkeley. Their servants were twenty-year-old William Caston, a farm servant, and sixteen-year-old Ann Hill, a house servant. He was from Berkeley and she was from Stinchcombe.

It is likely that Hester Clark had married and become Mrs Shepherd by this time and Frederick Isaac had also probably left home.

In 1861 Joseph Isaac was farming at Hilles (sp?) Tytherington. He was described as a fifty-four-year-old Farmer of 130 acres, employing one labourer, and born at Yate. His wife Harriett (sic) was aged fifty-six-years (should be sixty-six?) and born in Hillesley. Henry was aged twenty-one-years, a farmer’s son, unmarried and born at Berkeley. John Clark was described as an unmarried twenty-seven-year-old ‘son-in-law’ born at North Nibley and Mary was an unmarried twenty-six-year-old ‘daughter-in-law’ born at North Nibley. Their servants included Joseph Edwards the Cowman and John Stanley the Ploughboy. William Robertson Isaac was not at home on the night of the census…

In 1871 the family was farming at Stidcott, Tytherington, and Harriett (sic), a seventy-five-year-old native of Hillesley, was described as A ‘Farmer’s Widow Retired’. Living with her were Mary Clarke, unmarried, aged forty years, a native of North Nibley; John Clarke, unmarried, aged thirty-nine-years, a native of North Nibley; William Isaac, married, aged thirty-six-years, a native of Berkeley and finally Henry Isaac unmarried, aged thirty-one-years and born at Berkeley.

By the time of the 1881 census Harriet would seem to have died. The family had moved to Vilner Farm, Kington, Thornbury. John Clarke (sic) was head of the household and was described as a fifty-year-old farmer of sixty acres. With him was his brother Henry Clarke (should be Isaac!!) a Farmer’s son. Also resident were Mary Clarke, unmarried, aged fifty-two-years and Ann Clarke an eighty-two-year-old unmarried aunt. They had one domestic farm servant namely Laura Sainsbury.

In the 1891 census return we find John Clarke still farming at Vilner’s Farm. He was aged sixty-six-years and born at North Nibley. With him was his sister Hester Shepherd, a sixty-three-year-old Widow, born at North Nibley and described as a House Keeper – Domestic. Staying with them was their sister-in-law, Catherine A. Isaac. She was aged fifty-years, living off her own means, and born at Tytherington. Also staying with them on the night of the census was Catherine’s niece, Catherine B. Shield, a scholar aged nine-years and born in Tytherington. Ellen Brown was their general domestic servant.

 

  1. CHARLES ISAAC, Great IV Uncle

 

Charles Isaac was born in 1808 and farmed at Hall End, Yate. He married his cousin, Ann Daniell of Frith Farm, Yate, one of the thirteen children of William and Margaret Daniell. She was born in about 1815. Ann’s brother, Thomas Daniell, married Charles Isaac’s sister, Hannah in 1839. Ann and Thomas Daniell were both grandchildren of Charles Brown of Gearing Frith, Yate.

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In the 1851 census return the family was at Hall End where Charles was farming 185 acres. Charles was described as a forty-five-year-old farmer, born in Yate. Ann, his thirty-six-year-old wife was born in Tortworth. William A. Isaac was born in Tortworth and was aged twelve; Augustus W. was born in Yate and aged ten; Anne was aged seven and born in Yate and Lucy. E. was aged three and born in Yate. Their staff included Sarah A. Griffin a twenty-two-year-old general servant and twenty-three-year-old William Draisey and sixteen-year-old William Gaston who were agricultural labourers.

Hall End Farm          ISAAC Charles              HD M  45   Farmer 185 Acres Emp 3L   GLS Yate

Hall End Farm          ISAAC Ann                  WI M  36   –                         GLS Tortworth

Hall End Farm          ISAAC William A.           SO –  12   –                         GLS Tortworth

Hall End Farm          ISAAC Augustus W.          SO –  10   –                         GLS Yate

Hall End Farm          ISAAC Anne                 DA –   7   –                         GLS Yate

Hall End Farm          ISAAC Lucy E.              DA –   3   –                         GLS Yate

Hall End Farm          GRIFFIN Sarah A.           SV U  22   General Servant           GLS Yate

Hall End Farm          DRAISEY William.           SV U  23   Ag Lab                    GLS Horton

Hall End Farm          GASTON William             SV U  16   Ag Lab                    GLS Berk[e]ley

Charles and Ann Isaac had children.

At the time of the 1871 census Anne Isaac was staying with her daughter at Great Lodge Farm, Pewsham. She was described as a fifty-five-year-old married woman born at Tortworth. Her son-in-law, Thomas Pullen, was aged thirty-years and born at Wickwar. He was occupying 338 acres and employing seven men and three boys. His wife Anne was a twenty-seven-year-old farmer’s wife born at Yate. Their children were Anne aged three-years and Lucy aged one year. Both children were born at Pewsham. Living with them was Thomas’s brother William Pullen an unmarried twenty-seven-year-old farmer and we find a dairymaid and a nursemaid.

Charles Isaac died in 1872.

 


  1. HANNAH HILL (DANIELL), Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Hannah was baptised on 26th December 1810 at Wickwar.

On 12th May 1835 she witnessed the marriage of her brother Jesse Isaac to Hannah Robinson at Kingswood.

Hannah married her cousin Thomas Daniell at Yate in 1839. Thomas was a widower having been married previously to Sarah A. Limbrick.

He was one of the thirteen children of William and Margaret Daniell. Thomas’s sister, Ann Daniell, married Hannah’s brother, Charles Isaac. Ann and Thomas Daniell were both grandchildren of Charles Brown of Gearing Frith, Yate.

‘Uncle Ralph Hill’s5 father is dead now they will do very well having so much Money left them and his Mother is … very il’

Uncle Ralph Hill was actually a great-uncle. Grandmama’s sister, Hannah Isaac (1810-) first married Thomas Daniell (1807-1847) in 1839 at Yate and after his death married Ralph Hill in 1855. Ralph’s father had obviously just died and “now they will do very well having so much Money left them”. Ralph was a farmer at Yate and then Charfield.


 

  1. ANNE PULLIN or PULLEN, Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Anne Isaac was born in about 1811 at Yate and baptised at Wickwar on 6th January 1813. She married William Pullin, who was born in about 1802, and they had four children.

At the time of the 1841 census William Pullin was described as aged thirty-five-years and farming at Cow Shipton Farm, Wickwar. His wife Anne was aged twenty-five years. John was aged three years and Thomas aged three months. All were shown as born in Gloucestershire.

By 1851 William Pullen (with an ‘e’ from now on) had moved to Great Lodge Farm at Pewsham. He was described as a fifty-year-old farmer of 350 acres, a native of Wickwar, and employing twelve labourers. Ann was described as aged forty-years and born in Yate. John was aged fourteen-years, Thomas aged ten years and William aged seven years. All three sons were born in Wickwar. Maria Ribblerite aged seventee, was their general servant, she being a native of Dauntsey.

On 14th June 1855 Ann Isaac Pullen was born at Derry Hill, Pewsham. She was the daughter of William Pullen and Ann, formerly Isaac, his wife. At Wickwar we find the burial of her mother, Ann Pullen of Pewsham, aged forty-two-years. The child Ann Isaac Pullen was baptised at Christ Church, Derry Hill, on 29th June 1855.

The 1861 census recorded that William Pullen, a fifty-nine-year-old widower was farming 350 acres and employing seven men and three boys at Great Lodge Farm, Pewsham. With him was his son William aged eighteen and his five-year-old daughter, Anne. Rebecca Miles, a twenty-four-year-old dairy-maid was also in residence. This census also shows that their son Thomas Pullen had left home and was farming next door to his father at Knacketts Hills Farm. He had 127 acres and employed two men and three women. He was described as unmarried, aged twenty-years and born at Wickwar.

William Pullen the Elder of Great Farm Lodge died on 28th August 1863 at Pewsham. He left his daughter Ann Isaac Pullen £500 on reaching her twenty-first birthday and   William Pullen, the younger, was to receive the residual estate, farming stock, plate etc. John was to receive £400 which was to be invested and he was to be paid seven shillings per week for life or more if insufficient. Thomas only received £5 from his father’s estate as he had already been set up in farming at Knacketts Hill. The will was dated 1st August 1863, a codicil was dated 28th August, and the will was proved at Salisbury on 18th November 1863 by John Isaac the Elder of Wickwar, a plumber and glazier, the sole executor.

  1. 6. Uncle Pullin. Grandmamma’s sister Anne Isaac (1812-1855) married William Pullin (1802-1863) in 1836 and they had four children. William was a farmer, first at Wickwar and then at Pewsham, Wilts. He died in August 1863.


  1. ELIZABETH ISAAC, Great IV Aunt

 

Elizabeth Isaac was baptised on 6th March 1814 at Wickwar. She was especially provided for in her father’s will because she was deaf and dumb. In the 1851 she was a visitor at Brick house Farm, Yate, the home of her sister Catherine Shield. She was described as a thirty-six-year-old annuitant, deaf and dumb.

 


 

  1. CORNELIUS ISAAC, Great IV Uncle

 

Cornelius Isaac was baptised at Wickwar on 2nd June 1817 at Wickwar. He was especially provided for in his father’s will of 1821 because of his age. He married Sarah Daw on 11th April 1840 at Wickwar. The bridegroom was described as a bachelor of full age, a farmer of Wickwar, and son of John Isaac, a farmer. His bride was a spinster of full age and daughter of Thomas Daw, farmer. The witnesses were John and Hannah Isaac. In the 1851 census return he was described as a shopkeeper of Wickwar. He was then aged thirty-five and born in Yate. His wife Sarah was aged forty-seven-years and was born in Wickwar.



MARY SHIELD, Great III Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of John Isaac and Catharine (nee Brown)

Wife of James Shield III

Mother of Anne Eley

 

Also Mother of Sarah Daniell, Mary Bailey, James, John, Henry, Catherine Anne Isaac, Susannah, Henry and Luke

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Mary Isaac was baptised on 23rd August 1797 at Wickwar Parish Church, the daughter of John Isaac, Farmer of Hall End Farm, Yate, and his wife Catharine, the daughter of Charles Brown, Farmer of Gearing Frith, Yate. She was the eldest of twelve children.

Mary married James Shield III on 13th May 1826 at Yate Parish Church and they settled in Tytherington, first at Stidcote and then at Barber’s Lands Farm. Mary bore him at least ten children.

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According to Allan Baddeley, by 1830 James Shield was a Farmer of Barmer’s Land or Barber’s Land Farm in Tytherington (certainly they were there by 1838). In the 1841 census return James Shield III was described as a fifty-year-old farmer with nine children and three servants – two male and one female.

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In 1851 he is described as a sixty-one-year-old farmer of two hundred acres with seven children living at home and his granddaughter Susannah Daniels. His wife Mary, was aged fifty-three-years and described as a farmer’s wife.

The 1861 census return describes James Shield as a seventy-one-year-old farmer of 205 acres and employing two men and a boy. Six of the Shield children are still at home. Susannah Daniell, now aged thirteen years, is still living with them together with a house servant and a ten-year-old farm servant, Luke Jones.

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Their eldest daughter, Sarah Daniell, emigrated to Australia and their youngest son, Luke, died in 1871, aged thirty years. The elder Henry died in 1834, aged twenty-one months.

The 1871 census return describes James Shield III as an eighty-one-year-old farmer who is living with his three unmarried sons – James, Henry and Luke Shield. Their married sister, Catherine Isaac, was staying at Barber’s Land on the night of the census.

Kelly’s Directories record James Shield III as Farmer at Barber’s Land from 1863 until 1874 and then from 1879 to 1880 the directories record his sons, James and Henry Shield.

James Shield was Overseer of the Poor of Tytherington in 1843, 1844, 1855 and 1866.

James Shield III made his will on 28th October 1872 and he died on 8th January 1875, aged eighty-four years. He was buried at Tytherington and his will was proved on 9th February 1875, his estate being valued at under £1500.

His death certificate records that he died on 8th January 1875 at Barbers Lands Tytherington aged eighty-four-years. He was described as a farmer and the cause of death was given as Bronchitis which was certified by W.G. Salmon M.R.C.S., L.S.A.. Thomas Harney, Registrar, registered the death on 14th January and the informant was his son-in-law William Isaac of Barbers Lands, Tytherington, who was present at the death.

In the 1881 census return William and Catherine were farming at Rangeworthy. William was described as forty-six-years-old and born in Berkeley. Catherine was aged forty-six-years-old and born at Tytherington. On the night of the census her mother was staying with them. Mary Shield was described as an eighty-four-years-old widow and born in Yate.

She died on 27th November 1881 at Barber’s Land Farm, Tytherington, aged eighty-four years, and was described as the Widow of James Shield, Farmer. The cause of death was given as ‘Decay of Nature’ and was certified by W.G. Salmon MRCS LSA. The informant was Selina Shield, her daughter-in-law, who was living at Barber’s Land Farm and was present at the death. Registration took place on 30th November and the registrar was E.M. Grace.

Mary Shield was buried at Tytherington.

Extracts from Letters to Ken Marling from Mary Brayley 1981-85:

‘I showed my History class the Eley 1858-60 needlework and they thought the V & A might be interested. There are about 16 baby bonnets, beautiful lace in some, a Bodeine Anglais bedjacket, linen or stiff cotton, a large nightie (Grandma Eley needed it!), a baby cotton vest, drawers (open!) and three pairs of most beautiful fine Brod. Ang. Sleeves, dated 1858 and 1859 and some long white lock-knit stockings (’58) and a silk sash of 1875 and fan calendar. With the mother-of-pearl inlaid workbox, family Bible with her texts etc. and extracts from Grandpa Marling’s and your reminiscences it makes a good talk. … I have the Annie Shield brooch do you remember it? A heavy thing with intertwined metal-work round the photo of a forbidding looking woman. It says Annie Shield on the back but is it her or her mother?’

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‘This is the Eley family brooch – who is the lady pictured? Sean Khan our museum curator thinks the date is around 1850 if I remember rightly because of the type of photograph.’


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

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