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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 John 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.’

Mary Isaac, ‘Yate Farms,

 

Hall End Farm (previously known as Foords Farm)

 

Built for and occupied by Robert Burnell in 1674 (as shown by date on door latch). Occupation continued under Mr. Foord and his wife  Julianne, followed by Thomas Amos (tenant). Henry Bengough (Lord Mayor of Bristol) purchased the farm in 1790 and let the same to John and Catherine Isaac who were farming 78 acres of land. At this time the name of Hall End Farm was given to the property. Still remaining are two attractive carved oak door surrounds, an oak four-poster bed (dismantled 1940s), a carved medicine cupboard and a spice cupboard – all signs that the Burnells were a wealthy family in the cloth making business.

The property of Henry Russell adjoined the farm. This holding contained 70 acres that passed to his grandson Henry Russell Taylor and later to James Taylor of Downend who sold the same to Henry Bengough. This property was then incorporated into Hall End Farm. The house was divided into two and named Bully Lane Cottages.

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Old Hall End 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 John 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, Cornelius and Elizabeth

 

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.

The children of John Isaac II and his wife Catherine were Great IV Aunts and Uncles:

1. MARY SHIELD, Great III Grandmother

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 Shield, nee Isaac

 

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….

See my blog for further information:

James and Mary Shield of Tytherington

https://wp.me/p4BX9P-1cw

 

  1. MARGARET WILLIAMSON, Great IV Aunt

 

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.

Their children were cousins of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

 

  1. CATHERINE WILLIAMSON, cousin of Anne Eley

 

Catherine was born in Wotton-under-Edge in about 1824. She was aged twenty-six and at home at the time of the 1851 census return.

(?) JOHN WILLIAMSON, cousin of Anne Eley

 

  1. MARY ANN WILLIAMSON, cousin of Anne Eley

 

Mary Ann was born in about 1832 and baptised on 9th October 1842 aged ten years.

 

 

 

 

 3. JAMES WILLIAMSON, cousin of Anne Eley

 

James was born in about 1834 at Winterbourne. He was baptised on 9th October 1842 aged seven years. He was aged sixteen, a carpenter, and at home at the time of the 1851 census return.

  1. DORCAS WILLIAMSON, cousin of Anne Eley

 

Dorcas was born in about 1838 at Winterbourne. She was baptised on 9th October 1842 aged four years. She was aged twelve and at home at the time of the 1851 census return.

  1. ROBERT WILLIAMSON, cousin of Anne Eley

 

Robert Junior was born in about 1840 at Winterbourne. He was baptised aged about one and a half years on 9th October 1842. Robert was described as a nine-year-old scholar and at home at the time of the 1851 census.

 

 

  1. NATHANIEL ISAAC, Great IV Uncle

 

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!

The children of James and Elizabeth Shield were cousins of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

 

  1. JAMES WICKHAM SHIELD, cousin of Anne Eley

 

James Wickham Shield was baptised on 14th December 1825 at Tytherington .

In the 1851 census return, James Eley, aged twenty-five-years, was a farmer of 70 acres with one man at Banwell Road, Winscombe, Somerset. He was born at Tytherington. His wife, Maria, aged twenty-eight-years, was born in Banwell. Their son, Henry, was aged three months and born in Winscombe.

In 1861 he was aged thirty-six-years, a farmer of eighty acres employing two men and born in Gloucestershire. His wife, Maria, was aged thirty-nine-years, was born in Banwell, Somerset. Their son Henry Shield was a ten-year-old scholar born in Winscombe.

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

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!

Their son was a second cousin of Ernest Edward Eley:

Henry Shield In the 1851 census Henry was at home and aged three months, born in Winscombe. In the 1861 census return he was at home and described as a ten-year-old scholar born in Winscombe.

In the 1901 census return Florence Eley, aged thirty-seven-years, born (about 1864) at Morton and working as a draper’s clerk was staying at 109 Richmond Road, Bristol, the home of her second cousin Henry Shield and his wife Frances Shield. He was aged fifty years, working as a commercial agent and born at Winscombe in Somerset. His wife Frances was aged thirty-nine-years and was described as born in Clifton.

2. CATHERINE ELIZABETH SHIELD, cousin of Anne Eley

 

Catherine Elizabeth Shield was baptised on 7th January 1827 at Tytherington

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.

3. EMMA GODING, cousin of Anne Eley

 

Emma Shield was baptised on 4th May 1828 at Tytherington.

Emma Shield, born in Tytherington in 1828, married George Goding in 1859 at Banwell and died there in 1906 aged 78.

The children of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Isaac were cousins of Anne Eley:

 

4. WILLIAM ISAAC, cousin of Anne Eley

 

  1. HENRY ISAAC, cousin of Anne Eley

 

(?) JOHN ISAAC, cousin of Anne Eley

 

There may have been an earlier John who was born and died in 1832 (Allan Baddeley).

 

  1. JOHN ISAAC, cousin of Anne Eley

 

John Isaac was baptised on 15th September 1832 and married.

Their children were second cousins of Ernest Edward Eley, Great Grandfather:

William Isaac

Henry Isaac

Bertha Isaac

Elizabeth Isaac

  1. JOHN ISAAC, Great IV Uncle

 

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.

Their children were cousins of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

 

  1. WILLIAM ISAAC

 

William lived from 1824 until 1848.

2. MARY ISAAC, cousin of Anne Eley

 

Mary lived from 1825 until 1912. She was at home with her parents for the 1851 census and was described as twenty-five-years-old.

  1. JOHN ISAAC, cousin of Anne Eley

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John lived from 1832 to 1882. He was at home for the 1851 census and was described as nineteen-years-old. He married Bernice Cornock (1831-1912) of Shepherdine, Oldbury-on-Severn, on 7th August 1852 and they later emigrated to New Zealand. He died in New Zealand and Bernice returned to England and lived at the Gables, Falfield. Bernice was buried at Falfield Church.

In 1871 he was a farmer of  Oldbury-on-Severn. He was described as thirty-eight-years-old and from Wickwar. His wife was thirty-five-years and born in Oldbury. Their children included James aged fifteen years and born in Wickwar; Richard aged thirteen years and born in Wickwar; Charles aged eleven years and born in Wickwar; Herbert aged nine years and born in Wickwar; Gilbert aged six years and born at Cromhall; Edith aged four years and born at Cromhall and Maud aged three years and born at Oldbury.

Their children were second cousins of Ernest Edward Eley, Great Grandfather:

 

James Isaac was born in Wickwar in about 1855. In 1871 he was aged fifteen years and at home.

Richard Isaac was born in Wickwar in about 1857. In 1871 he was aged thirteen years and at home.

Charles Isaac was born in Wickwar in about 1859. In 1871 he was aged eleven years and living at home.

Herbert Isaac was born in Wickwar in about 1861. In 1871 he was aged nine years and living at home.

Gilbert Isaac was born in Cromhall in about 1864. In 1871 he was aged six years and living at home. He was buried on 6th November 1871 at Oldbury aged seven years.

Edith Isaac was born in Cromhall in about 1866. In 1871 she was aged four years and living at home.

Maud Isaac was born in Oldbury-on-Severn in about 1867. In 1871 she was aged three years and living at home.

Ernest Isaac married possibly Leanora or Eliza Riddiford and worked at Stone Mill, Falfield

4. SARAH ANNE ISAAC, cousin of Anne Eley

 

Sarah Anne lived from 1835 until 1848

  1. CATHERINE HORWOOD (SHIELD), Great IV Aunt

 

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

Their children were cousins of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

1. SARAH CATHERINE FORD, cousin of Anne Eley

 

Sarah Catherine Shield was born in 1842 in Yate. She was described as aged nine, a scholar, and born in Yate in the 1851 census return.

Of Henry and Catherine’s children, little is known. Sarah Catherine married John Ford in 1867 and had at least one son. They emigrated to America in 1884 and settled in North Dakota.

2. HENRY JOHN SHIELD, cousin of Anne Eley

 

Henry John Shield was born on 13th October 1843 at Yate. He was described as a seven-year-old scholar, born in Yate, in the 1851 census return. He married Jane Cook who was born in Sodbury in 1844. They had seven children.

Henry John married Jane Cook in 1866 and had seven children. After farming for a while he ended up in Bristol as a gas stoker. I am in contact with Hilary Lewis, a descendant of Henry John who lives in Chepstow. Nothing is known of Charles James. Catherine herself died in 1873 aged 68 and was buried at Yate.

Their children were second cousins of Ernest Edward Eley, Great Grandfather:

 

Henry W. Shield was born at Doynton in 1866 and at home aged fourteen years at the 1881 census.

Frederick J. Shield was born in Doynton in 1867 and at home aged thirteen years at the time of the 1881 census.

Agnes Jane Walker was born on 3rd March 1871 at Doynton. She was aged ten years at the time of the 1881 census. She married John Walker of Bristol and had a daughter Beatrice who was born on 29th March 1896 and died on 20th September 1953 at Porth Rhondda. Further children included Ernest born on 20th October 1897 and died at Treforest, Pontypridd, on 23rd December 1969; Doris born at Bristol on 7th August 1904 and buried at Porth Rhondda on 4th June 1943; Herbert George who was born at Coalpit Heath on 28th October 1900 and died on 2nd July 1973; and Agnes Lilian born at Stanleytown, Rhondda on 21st April 1912 and died on 9th January 1995 at Porth Rhondda. Hilary Lewis of 5 Mounton Drive Chepstow, Monmouth, NP16 5EH in 2002 is the grand-daughter of Herbert George Walker.

Blanche Rosalind Shield was born in Doynton in 1872 and at home aged eight years at the time of the 1881 census.

Beatrice Shield was born in St George, Bristol in about 1876. She was at home aged four years at the 1881 census.

Laura G. Shield was born in St George, Bristol, in 1878. She was at home aged two years at the time of the 1881 census.

Thomas Shield was born in St George, Bristol, in 1880. He was aged five months at the time of the 1881 census.

3. CHARLES JAMES SHIELD, cousin of Anne Eley

Charles James Shield was born in 1846 at Yate. He was described as five-years-old and a scholar, born in Yate, in the 1851 census.

 

  1. JESSE ISAAC, Great IV Uncle 

 

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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).

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

Their child was a cousin of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

 

  1. ALFRED ISAAC, cousin of Anne Eley

 

Alfred was born in Yate in about 1840 and died in 1919. In the 1851 census return he was at home with his parents and aged eleven. In 1867 he married Hannah Bennett (1846-1888). Her parents were Robert Bennett (1808-1881) and his wife Hannah (nee Isaac 1813-1890 Alfred’s father’s cousin).

Robert Bennett was born in 1803 and baptised at Thornbury, the fifth child of Joseph Bennett (1767-1834/5) and his wife who was also his second cousin Ashfield Bennett (1771-). They had been married on 13th January 1793 and lived at Henleaze Court Falfield. Hannah Isaac was born in about 1813 and died in 1890. She married Robert Bennett on 15th June 1833. At the time of the 1851 census he and his family were living at Stirt Farm. Robert Bennett was an Alderman of Wickwar in 1867. He farmed at Poplar Farm, Wickwar, but by 1881 had moved to Ivy Cottage, Sodbury Road, Wickwar, where the census records the couple with two unmarried daughters, thirty-one-year-old Jane and twenty-three-year-old Sarah. Robert died later that year, and Hannah in 1890. They had at least eleven children and these included Hannah (1846-1888) and her elder sister Esther who married Alfred Isaac’s cousin Augustus William Isaac (1840-1917) and had nine children.

The 1881 census records Alfred and Hannah with Annie, Fred and Leah at Hillhouse Farm in Yate. Alfred was a “farmer of 200 acres employing three men and a boy”. After Hannah died Alfred married Mary-Ann (-1920)

The children of Alfred and Hannah Isaac were second cousins of Ernest Edward Eley, Great Grandfather:

 

Ada Robinson was born in 1868. In 1881 she was at a boarding school in Gloucester. She married Arthur Robinson but had no children. She financed the building of St Andrew’s Church in Hawkesbury which was converted into flats during the 1980’s.

Annie Isaac was born in 1869 and was buried at Yate in 1881, aged twelve years.

Frederick Isaac (1873-1950) who married Fanny Jane Limbrick (-1937) and they farmed West End Farm, Wickwar, as a model farm. They had children Hilda who married Miles Bailey of Brimsham Farm, Yate, and Alfred Isaac (1902-1942) who married Ivy Allen and farmed at West End.

Leah Morton was born in 1876. She married Isaac Moreton (-1931) and both are buried at Wickwar. Their child John was buried at Wotton Tabernacle.

Gilbert Jesse Isaac was born in 1882 and died on 1st July 1967. He married Florence Annie Campbell (1880-1967) and both are buried at Wickwar. Their children were Max Frederick Isaac who was killed in action on 23rd October 1941 and Winifrede who married Samuel Hawkins.

The child of Alfred and Mary Ann Isaac was a second cousin of Ernest Edward Eley, Great Grandfather:

 

Eleanor Blanch Stinchcombe was born in 1893. She married Daniel Stuart Stinchcombe and had children Laura Mary (1912-) and Geoffrey Howard (1914-)

  1. JOSEPH ISAAC, Great IV Uncle

 

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.

Their children were cousins of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

 

  1. FREDERICK ISAAC, cousin of Anne Eley

Frederick was born in about 1830. He was the eldest son of Joseph and Harriet Isaac. He was at home at the time of the 1841 census aged eleven years but died in 1850. He was buried on 26th April at Wickwar aged 19 (Sue Stead).

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  1. WILLIAM ROBERTSON ISAAC, Great III Uncle and cousin of Anne Eley

 

William Robertson Isaac was born at Wanswell Court, Berkeley, in 1834 and baptised on 14th January 1835 at Berkeley Parish Church. He was the second son of Joseph and Harriet Isaac. He was at home with his family at the time of the 1841 census and was referred to by his full name, William Robinson Isaac, and his age was given as seven years.

At the time of the 1851 census his parents were still farming at Wanswell Court and William was listed as a farmer’s son, aged fifteen years and born at Berkeley.

Sue Stead: Catherine (Shield) married William Robertson Isaac from Berkeley in 1861 in Birmingham where he was a railway porter: William and Catherine later returned to Gloucestershire and took up farming in Rangeworthy and they had a daughter born in 1864 in Birmingham, Sarah Ann, who probably died young.

In 1861 William Robertson Isaac was a 27 yr old railway porter at Duddeston, Aston, Warks, unmarried

There is a Catherine Ann Shield married at Birmingham Dec 1861 Birmingham 6d 210?

We know Catherine Ann was seriously ill in Birmingham in 1864 from a letter of her niece Susannah Daniell

A Sarah Ann Issac was born Birmingham Mar 1864 6d 13?

Catherine Ann Shield was baptised on 14th September 1834 at Tytherington. She was shown as living at home at Barber’s Land in the 1841 to 1861 census returns. In the 1851 census she was described as a seventeen-year-old farmer’s daughter, born in Tytherington..

On the night of the 1871 census Catherine Isaac was staying at Barber’s Land and her husband was at home with his family at Stidcott, Tytherington. William Isaac was described as aged thirty-six-years, married, and born in Berkeley.

In 1875 William Isaac was present at the death of his father-in-law, James Shield. His residence was given as Barbers Lands, Tytherington.

In the 1881 census return William and Catherine Isaac were farming at Rangeworthy. William was described as forty-six-years-old Farmer who was born in Berkeley. Catherine, aged forty-six-years-old, a Farmer’s Wife, born at Tytherington. On the night of the census her mother was staying with them. Mary Shield was described as eighty-four-years-old and born in Yate.

William Robertson Isaac of Vilner Farm was buried at Thornbury on 24th March 1891.

In the 1891 census return Catherine was living at Vilner Farm, Kington with her brother and sister-in-law, John Clarke and Hester Shepherd. She was aged fifty-years, living off her own means, and born at Tytherington. John Clarke was a sixty-six-year-old farmer born in North Nibley and his widowed sister, Hester Shepherd, was described as sixty-three-years-old housekeeper and born in North Nibley. Staying with them on the night of the census was her niece, Catherine B. Shield, aged nine-years and born in Tytherington.

Catherine Isaac was at the wedding of Ernest Eley in 1893 and attended the wedding repast at Wotton-under-Edge.

In the 1901 census return Catherine Isaac was living with her brother, James Shield, at Falfield. He was described as a seventy-one-year-old man ‘living off his own means’ and born in Tytherington. His sister was then aged sixty-seven-years and described as a widow and born in Tytherington. With them was their niece, Catherine B. Shield who was now aged nineteen and described as born in Tytherington.

Catherine Isaac died on 13th August 1901 aged sixty-seven years and was buried at Tytherington with her brother, James Shield.

The tombstone of Luke (Shield) in the churchyard also commemorates his sister Catherine and his brother James. James remained a bachelor all his life and farmed Barmers Land with his brother Henry until about 1885. He then moved with Henry to Over Court Farm at Over. By 1901 he had retired and was living with his widowed sister Catherine Isaac at Falfield. James died in 1903 aged 73.

In loving memory of Luke Shield                                                                           who died at Barmers Lands Farm in this parish                                                                September 4th 1871 aged 30 years                                                                                               in the midst of life we are in death                                                                                           Also of Catherine Ann Isaacs                                                                                                    sister of the above who died August 13th  1901 aged 67 years                                                To be with Christ which is far better                                                                                       Also of James Shield who died November 13th 1903 aged 73 years                                        Gone but not forgotten

Their daughter was both a first and second cousin of Ernest Edward Eley:

Sarah Ann Isaac was born in 1864 in Birmingham and probably died young.

  1. JOSEPH ISAAC, cousin of Anne Eley

 

Joseph Isaac was born at Wanswell and baptised on 28th October 1837 at Berkeley. He was the third son of Joseph and Harriet and was buried on 6th Aug 1838 at Wickwar aged ten months (Sue Stead).

 

4. HENRY ISAAC, cousin of Anne Eley

Henry Isaac was born at Wanswell Court, Berkeley, and baptised on 31st January 1841 at Berkeley. He was the fourth son of Joseph and Harriet Isaac. He was described as aged one year in the 1841 census and as a nine-year-old Farmer’s son in the 1851 census return for Wanswell Court.

In 1861 he was with the family at Tytherington and was described as a twenty-one-year-old unmarried Farmer’s son, born at Berkeley. Ten years later he was at Stidcott, Tytherington, still unmarried and now aged thirty-one-years.

In 1881 Henry was living at Vilner’s Farm, Kington, with the Clarkes. He was now thirty-eight-years-old and still unmarried.

However, during the first quarter of 1889 Henry married Mary Limbrick Longston in Bristol Registration District. She was described as a forty-eight-year-old widow, daughter of Joseph Barton (cousin of William Barton I) and Henry was the son of Joseph Isaac.

Two years later the 1891 census return finds them at Olveston. Henry was described as a fifty-one-year-old married Farmer, born in Berkeley and Mary L. Isaac, his wife, was aged forty-nine-years and born at Kingscote.

 

 

  1. CHARLES ISAAC, Great IV Uncle

 

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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.

Their children were first and second cousins of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

 

  1. WILLIAM AUGUSTUS ISAAC, cousin of Anne Eley

 

William Augustus Isaac (1838-1858) was born in Tortworth and aged twelve in the 1851 census

 

  1. AUGUSTUS WILLIAM ISAAC, cousin of Anne Eley

Augustus William Isaac was born in Yate on 12th April 1840. He was aged ten in the 1851 census and born in Yate. He married his second cousin Esther Bennett who was born in Wickwar in 1841. Her parents were Robert Bennett (1803-1881) and his wife Hannah (nee Isaac 1813-1890, Augustus William’s father’s cousin).

Robert Bennett was born in 1803 and baptised at Thornbury, the fifth child of Joseph Bennett (1767-1834/5) and his wife who was also his second cousin Ashfield Bennett (1771-). They had been married on 13th January 1793 and lived at Heneage Court Falfield. Hannah Isaac was born in about 1813 and died in 1890. She married Robert Bennett on 15th June 1833. At the time of the 1851 census he and his family were living at Stirt Farm. Robert Bennett was an Alderman of Wickwar in 1867. He farmed at Poplar Farm, Wickwar, but by 1881 had moved to Ivy Cottage, Sodbury Road, Wickwar, where the census records the couple with two unmarried daughters, thirty-one-year-old Jane and twenty-three-year-old Sarah. Robert died later that year, and Hannah in 1890. They had at least eleven children and these included Esther and her younger sister Hannah (1846-1888) who married Augustus William’s cousin Alfred (1840-1919) in 1867.

In 1871 Augustus William Isaac farmed 160 acres employing four at Knocketts Hill Farm, Pewsham, Wilts. The census return described him as aged thirty years and born at Yate. His wife Esther was aged twenty-nine-years and born at Wickwar. Their children included Amy, a six-year-old scholar, born at Pewsham; Charles aged four-years and born at Pewsham, Robert aged three years and born at Pewsham and William aged one year and born at Pewsham. Living with them were Sarah Snell a dairymaid and Jane Holley a twelve-year-old nurse maid.

The family moved to Hall End Farm, Yate, in 1876. The 1881 census records the family at Hall End Farm, Yate where Augustus was the farmer of 203 acres employing four men and a boy.

Esther’s diary for 1886 has been transcribed and printed.

Augustus and Esther had nine children, the elder ones were born in Pewsham, Wilts, and the younger ones in Yate.

Mr and Mrs Jesse Isaac bought Hope House, Wickwar, for their retirement, and they were succeeded by their nephew Augustus Isaac and his wife Esther from 1911-1917.

Esther died in 1914 and Augustus on 4th September 1917. They were buried at Wickwar.

A.W. Isaac, 143 Willoughby Road, Boston, Lincs, PE21 9HR wrote to Mary Isaac in February 1984:

‘Enclosed is not a history of the farm but it does tell you about a good many of the family who came to live at Hall End. The older ones were born at Derry Hill where they went to the village school until my grandfather Augustus William and his wife Hester Mary Bennett (one of his cousins) moved in their farm vehicles to Hall End because the Derry Hill farm and premises were too small to enable them to earn enough to keep them all (nine children and their parents). Augustus William’s Isaac’s cousins who had the best shop in Kidderminster which in those days was I believe the premier town in England for most makes of carpets. George and Charles were Augustus William’s cousins though they had added an “s” to their name which later they would have taken away. But when their son lost his life in the Mediterranean during the war they decided not to go ahead as he was the only male heir. He G.H. Isaacs H.E. Reynolds and M. W. Hewitt “traded” as Reynolds, Isaacs and Hewitt Solicitors at 15 Avenue Road, Bournemouth commissioners for oaths. I think I do recall hearing about the site of a church and also some cannon ball with mention of Cromwell associated with them. I was then more interested in looking for minnow and other fish which frequent small streams. Members of our family farmed off the country road between Chippenham and Bowood including Uncle Edward Hart. When I was in need of a rest after being unwell I was sent to stay at Hall End where Aunt Grace, Agg and Mabel used to look after me very well. Both were in front of the fire in those days and all water had to be — carried to the copper to be boiled and then to the flat bottomed bath. We have two of Bruce’s thumb sticks even now and he cut them well. We called at Hall End 3 or 4 years ago and you very kindly put us on the telephone to Cath at Burnham on Sea where Jessie’s brother once lived who in retirement came to live near us on Willoughby Road. The roof at Hall End was stone tiled and let cold in when I was a boy now it is clay tiles and weather proof. The man who worked on the farm land and tied cottage in the Home Field across the brook one used to cut my hair for 2 pence. At home it was 4 pence. Aunty and I are getting old to travel but we should be pleased if you could come to us. All good wishes, Gus and Jessie Isaac.

 I wonder if you still have carp in the pond. I am 89 this coming June and my memory becomes more unreliable as each year passes but I will try to tell you things which may be of interest.’

Mary Isaac, 6th November 2008:

 

‘Who was Mrs Mary Isaacs from Sidmouth. I would say she was the wife of Charles Isaac or George cousins of Augustus Isaac, David’s great grandfather, they had a shop in Kidderminster where I believe James, Levi, William and Robert were apprentices they moved to Bournemouth as you can read in Augustus Isaac’s letter from Boston, Lincs, they lost a son’

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

 

Hall End Farm (previously known as Baynhams) – ‘Mr George Bengough of Wotton-under-Edge had inherited the farm by 1860 and Mr & Mrs William Hopkins were the tenants, followed by Mr & Mrs Augustus Isaac in 1876. Mr & Mrs Isaac kept a mixed farm including milking cows, pigs, poultry and ducks. They also made butter and cheese, harvested beans, mangolds and corn.

Ownership passed to John Bengough and by 1920 to Mr. Nigel Bengough, who sold the farm to Mr & Mrs Levi Isaac. The new owners managed a dairy herd – making butter and cheese. They sold the milk to the milk Marketing Board when it was formed in 1933. Pigs were also fattened for market and sheep grazed the pastures. By 1936 Mr & Mrs Levi Isaac retired. Mr & Mrs Bruce Isaac took over the farm containing 200 acres, growing root, fruit and grain crops. They also milked a dairy herd, reared pigs, grazed sheep and kept poultry. David and John Isaac took over the tenancy of the farm in the early 1970s and in 1976 part of the land was split off to form Captains Farm. In 1991 Mr & Mrs D. Isaac purchased the farm, managing a dairy herd of 120 cows, a small flock of Jacob sheep as well as hens and ducks.

Celestine (Strontium) has been mined from the land at various times since the 1880s (last mined in 1991).

The children of Augustus William and Esther Isaac were second and third cousins of Ernest Edward Eley, Great Grandfather:

 

Amy Stinchcomb was born on 2nd March 1865 at Pewsham, Wiltshire and baptised at Christ Church, Derry Hill on 14th May 1865. She was a scholar aged six years at the time of the 1871 census. She married Fitz Stinchcombe (1865-) and had a child. Amy wrote her diary of Hall End Farm in 1884 which has been transcribed and printed. She married Fitz-Osbert Stinchcomb in 1897. He was born in 1854 at Horton Gloucestershire. They farmed at Petty France before moving to Wick in about 1901 (See Mabel’s diary). He died on 19 Nov 1919 at Manor Farm Upper Wick Gloucestershire. He was buried on 24 Nov 1919 at the Parish Church, North Nibley, Gloucestershire. Amy was buried in Dec 1932 at Wickwar Gloucestershire. They had a child Douglas who was born in Alkington, Gloucestershire.

Charles Isaac (10th February 1867-1942) was born at Pewsham and baptised at Christ Church, Derry Hill on 31st March 1867. He was aged four years and at home at the time of the 1871 census. He married Elizabeth Gingell Taylor and had five children

Robert Isaac (23rd March 1868-1947) was born at Pewsham and baptised at Christ Church, Derry Hill on 25th May 1868. He was aged three years and at home at the time of the 1871 census. He married Amy Florence Pain (1870-) in 1894 and had five children

William Isaac (1st October 1869-1922) was born at Pewsham and baptised at Christ Church, Derry Hill on 2nd November 1869. He was aged one year and at home at the time of the 1871 census. He married Elora (1885-1932) in 1905 and had four children.

James Augustus Isaac (10th May 1871-) was born at Pewsham and baptised at Christ Church, Derry Hill on 4th June 1871. He married A. Craddock and then Daisy (?). He had four children.

Levi Isaac (2nd September 1874-1963) was born in Wickwar. He married Dorothy Taylor (1877-1962). They had six children including Joseph Bruce Isaac, the father of David Isaac of Hall End Farm, Yate and Esther who died on 12th September 2010.

Grace Steer (27th May 1876-1942) was born in Wickwar. He married Cecil Steer and had four children.

Agnes Weekes (4.15pm 18th July 1879-1937) a twin was born in Wickwar. She married Joseph Weekes (1874-1944) and had four children.

Mabel Hawkins (4.45pm 18th July 1879-1921) a twin was born in Wickwar. Her diary for 1900-1902 gives a full and fascinating record of family life during that period. She married Philip George Hawkins and had three children.

  1. ANNIE PULLIN, cousin of Anne Eley

Anne was aged seven and born in Yate according to the 1851 census return. She married her cousin Thomas Pullin (1841-1925)

Thomas Pullen was the son of William and Anne Pullin (nee Isaac). At the time of the 1841 census his father was aged thirty-five-years and farming at Cow Shipton Farm, Wickwar. His mother 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 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.

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. This child was baptised at Christ Church, Derry Hill, on 29th June.

The 1861 census shows that Thomas Pullen had left home and was farming next door to his parents 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 £8 yearly for the next five years to remain under the control of John Isaac the Elder. Thomas only received £5 from his father’s estate as he had already been set up in farming. The will was dated 1st August 1863, a codicil was dated 28th August and it was proved at Salisbury on 18th November 1863 by John Isaac the Elder of Wickwar, a plumber and glazier,

In 1871 Thomas Pullen, aged thirty-years and born at Wickwar was farming at Great Lodge Farm, Pewsham. 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 Anne Isaacs, his mother-in-law, aged fifty-five-years and born at Tortworth. Also we find a dairymaid and a nursemaid residing with the family.

In 1880 Kelly’s Directory we find Thomas Pullen, farmer of Great Lodge Farm, Derry Hill.

A monumental inscription at Atworth records that Anne Pullen died on 30th April 1904 aged sixty-years. Thomas Pullen, late of Lenton Farm, Great Chalfield, died on 2nd June 1923 aged eighty-two-years. Their eldest daughter, Anne, died on 21st June 1933 aged fifty-four-years.

 

Your Uncle Pullen6 is dead and Anne Isaac is going to have Tom Pullen after a bit.

The second son of  William and Anne was Thomas Pullin (1841-1925) who was also a farmer in Wilts and would be the “Tom Pullin” mentioned. The Anne Isaac that was “going to have him after a bit” was the daughter of Grandmamma’s brother Charles, mentioned earlier, whom he married in 1865.

 

Their children were second cousins of Ernest Edward Eley:

 

William Pullen was baptised on 7th February 1867 at Christ Church, Derry Hill.

Lucy Pullen was baptised on 25th July 1869 at Christ Church, Derry Hill.

Blanche Mary Pullen was baptised on 6th September 1871 at Christ Church, Derry Hill.

Dora Beatrice Pullen was baptised on 27th June 1875 at Christ Church, Derry Hill. She was buried on 17th November 1875 aged seven months.

Maude Selina Pullen was baptised on 24th February 1878 at Christ Church, Derry Hill.

 

  1. LUCY ELIZABETH HART, cousin of Anne Eley

Lucy (1848-1902) was aged three and born in Yate in the 1851 census return. She married Stephen Edward Hart. The Harts came from Rooknest Farm, Pewsham. In 1871 Stephen was living at home with his family, aged sixteen years and was described as a farmer’s son, born at Seend. His brother William Whale Hart married Ann Isaac Pullen and his sister Ann Maria Hart married William Pullen (brother of Ann Isaac Pullen).

Hart Family at Rooknest Farm in 1871:

William Hart, 53, Farmer of 230 acres employing 6 men and 2 boys born Wiltshire, Seend; Anna Maria, 53, Farmer’s wife, born Rowde; William Whale Hart son, unmar, 21, Farmer’s son, born Seend; Anna Maria Hart, son, unmar, 20, Farmer’s daughter, Seend; Lucy Matilda Hart, dau, unmar, 17, Farmer’s daughter, Seend; Stephen Edward Hart, son, unmar, 16, Farmer’s son, Seend; Mary Ellen Hart, dau, 14, Farmer’s daughter, Seend, Florentine Ellen Flower, neice (sic), 10, Draper’s Daughter, Seend.

Hart Family at Rook’s Nest Farm in 1881:

 

William Hart, 61, Farmer of 222 acres employing 3 men born Wiltshire, Seend; Anna Maria Hart, wife, 63, Farmer’s wife, Rowde; Lucy m. Hart, Daughter, unmarried 27, Farmer’s daughter, Seend; Mary Ann Say, sister, W, 74, Seend; Mary Ann Davis, serv, unmarried, 17, Dairy Maid, Bromham

In the 1880, 1885, 1890 Kelly’s Directories we find Stephen Edward Hart, farmer of Rook’s Nest Farm, Derry Hill.

At the time of the 1891 census Stephen Edward and Lucy Elizabeth Hart were farming at Rook’s Nest Farm, Pewsham. Stephen was described as a thirty-six-year-old farmer, born at Seend. Lucy Elizabeth, his forty-two-year-old wife was born at Yate. Their children included Annie J.L. Hart, aged twelve years, born at Yate; Dora B. Hart, aged eleven years, born at Yate; Charles Wm Hart aged nine years, born at Yate; William E. Hart aged seven years, born at Yate; Albert Augustus Hart aged five years born in Yate, May Mary Isaac aged one year, born at Pewsham. Also living with them were William Hart, Stephen’s father, aged seventy-one-years, a retired farmer, born in Seend, Edward J. Daniell, a nine-year-old nephew born at Atworth and Thomas A. Daniell, a six-year-old nephew also born at Atworth. Also a general servant, Mary Jane Hall.

Stephen Edward Hart died on 15th April 1937 aged eighty-two-years and was buried at St Paul’s Chippenham. His wife Elizabeth died on 20th February 1902, aged fifty-four-years.

Their children were second cousins of Ernest Edward Eley:

 

Annie J.L. Hart, at the time of the 1891 census was living at home and described as aged twelve years, born at Yate

Dora B. Hart, at the time of the 1891 census was living at home and described as aged eleven years, born at Yate

Charles Wm Hart at the time of the 1891 census was living at home and described as aged nine years, born at Yate

William E. Hart at the time of the 1891 census was living at home and described as aged seven years, born at Yate

Albert Augustus Hart at the time of the 1891 census was living at home and described as aged five years born in Yate,

May Mary Isaac Hart at the time of the 1891 census was living at home and described as aged one year, born at Pewsham. She was buried at St Paul’s Chippenham on 22nd July 1898 aged eight years.

 

  1. FRANCES GRIFFITHS, cousin of Anne Eley

Frances Griffiths (1853-) married her first cousin, Arthur Griffiths (1850-)

 

 

  1. HANNAH HILL (DANIELL), Great IV Aunt

 

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.

The child of Thomas and Sarah Daniell was a second cousin of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

Sarah Daniell

The child of Thomas and Hannah Daniell was a first and second cousin of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

 

  1. ELIZA(BETH) DANIELL

 

Her children were second cousins of Ernest Edward Eley:

 

Tom Daniell

Florrie King

Fred Daniell

 

  1. ANNE PULLIN or PULLEN, Great IV Aunt

 

Anne Isaac was born in about 1811 at Yate and baptised on 6th January 1813 at Wickwar. 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.

Their children were cousins of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

 

  1. JOHN PULLEN, cousin of Anne Eley

 

John Pullen was born in about 1837 at Wickwar. At the time of the 1841 census he was at home aged three years. Ten years later he was described as a fourteen-year-old scholar and was living with his parents at Great Lodge Farm, Pewsham. When his father William died in 1863 he left his son John £400 which was to be invested and he was to be paid seven shillings per week for life or more if insufficient.

David Stewart of 12 Heathside, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9TB, wrote in 1996:

‘John Pullen, who died at Forst Fach (sp?) Llangefelach outside Swansea, on 13th October 1866, at the age of 37. He was described on his marriage certificate on Christmas Day 1863 as a farmer, on my grandmother’s birth certificate in 1865 as a ‘grocer master’, and on his death certificate a year later as a ‘seaman merchant service”, so he is a bit of a mystery man; I wonder if he was a “ne’er-do-well” (more likely bad health it seems). He died of dropsy, which was a form of heart disease – very young for that. He was discharged from the merchant service, actually, on 30th Nov. 1863, just before his marriage.

 

  1. THOMAS PULLEN, cousin of Anne Eley

 

Thomas Pullen was born in 1841 at Wickwar. At the time of the 1841 census he was at home aged three months.

By 1851 Thomas had moved to Great Lodge Farm at Pewsham. He was described as a scholar aged ten years. All three sons were born in Wickwar.

The 1861 census shows that Thomas Pullen had left home and was farming next door to his parents 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.

His father died on 28th August 1863 at Pewsham. He left his son Thomas only £5 as he had already been set up in farming.

Your Uncle Pullen6 is dead and Anne Isaac is going to have Tom Pullen after a bit.

 

The second son, Thomas Pullin (1841-1925) was also a farmer in Wilts and would be the “Tom Pullin” mentioned. The Anne Isaac that was “going to have him after a bit” was the daughter of Grandmamma’s brother Charles, mentioned earlier, whom he married in 1865.

In 1871 Thomas Pullen, aged thirty-years and born at Wickwar was farming at Great Lodge Farm, Pewsham. 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 Anne Isaacs, his mother-in-law, aged fifty-five-years and born at Tortworth. Also we find a dairymaid and a nursemaid residing with the family.

From 1867 until 1878 there are baptismal records for their children at Christ Church, Derry Hill. Thomas was described as a Yeoman of Derry Hill and in 1878 of Pewsham.

In 1880 Kelly’s Directory we find Thomas Pullen, farmer of Great Lodge Farm, Derry Hill.

A monumental inscription at Atworth records that Anne Pullen died on 30th April 1904 aged sixty-years. Thomas Pullen, late of Lenton Farm, Great Chalfield, died on 2nd June 1923 aged eighty-two-years. Their eldest daughter, Anne, died on 21st June 1933 aged fifty-four-years.

Their children were second cousins of Ernest Edward Eley:

 

William Pullen was baptised on 7th February 1867 at Christ Church, Derry Hill.

Lucy Pullen was baptised on 25th July 1869 at Christ Church, Derry Hill.

Blanche Mary Pullen was baptised on 6th September 1871 at Christ Church, Derry Hill.

Dora Beatrice Pullen was baptised on 27th June 1875 at Christ Church, Derry Hill. She was buried on 17th November 1875 aged seven months.

Maude Selina Pullen was baptised on 24th February 1878 at Christ Church, Derry Hill.

  1. WILLIAM PULLEN, cousin of Anne Eley

 

William Pullen was born in about 1844 at Wickwar. At the time of the 1851 census he was at home, a scholar, aged seven years. In 1861 he was living with his father at Great Lodge Farm, aged eighteen years and was described as a ‘Farmer’s son’. In 1871 we find him living with his brother Thomas Pullen and his family at Great Lodge Farm. He was described as a twenty-seven-year-old Farmer, unmarried.

On 12th April 1871 he married Anna Maria Hart, a minor, at Christ Church, Derry Hill. He was described as a Farmer of Derry Hill, son of William Pullen, a farmer. Anna was also of Derry Hill and was the daughter of William Hart, a farmer. The witnesses were William Hart and Lucy Matilda Hart.

Hart Family at Rooknest Farm in 1871:

William Hart, 53, Farmer of 230 acres employing 6 men and 2 boys born Wiltshire, Seend; Anna Maria, 53, Farmer’s wife, born Rowde; William Whale Hart son, unmar, 21, Farmer’s son, born Seend; Anna Maria Hart, son, unmar, 20, Farmer’s daughter, Seend; Lucy Matilda Hart, dau, unmar, 17, Farmer’s daughter, Seend; Stephen Edward Hart, son, unmar, 16, Farmer’s son, Seend; Mary Ellen Hart, dau, 14, Farmer’s daughter, Seend, Florentine Ellen Flower, neice (sic), 10, Draper’s Daughter, Seend.

Hart Family at Rook’s Nest Farm in 1881:

 

William Hart, 61, Farmer of 222 acres employing 3 men born Wiltshire, Seend; Anna Maria Hart, wife, 63, Farmer’s wife, Rowde; Lucy m. Hart, Daughter, unmarried 27, Farmer’s daughter, Seend; Mary Ann Say, sister, W, 74, Seend; Mary Ann Davis, serv, unmarried, 17, Dairy Maid, Bromham

At the time of the 1871 census Anna Maria Hart was living with her family at Rooknest Farm, Pewsham. Her father, William Hart, was a fifty-three-year-old Farmer of 230 acres employing six men and two boys. Anna Maria Hart was aged twenty years and was described as a Farmer’s daughter, born in Seend. She was the sister of William Whale Hart who married Ann Isaac Pullen in 1876.

On 5th April 1873 their son Herbert William died aged thirteen months and he was buried on 9th April at Christ Church, Derry Hill.

In the 1880, 1885, 1890 Kelly’s Directories we find William Pullen, farmer of Middle Lodge Farm, Derry Hill.

At the time of the 1881 census William and Anna Maria Pullen were farming at Middle Lodge Farm, Pewsham. William was described as a thirty-eight-year-old Farmer of 231 acres employing two men and two boys. He was born at Wickwar. Anna Maria was a thirty-year-old Farmer’s wife, born at Seend in Wiltshire. Their children included Francis William Pullen, a seven-year-old scholar born at Pewsham; Arthur E. Pullen a seven year old scholar born in Pewsham and Frederick J. Pullen a five-year-old scholar, born in Pewsham. Staying with them were Annie Pullen, a thirteen-year-old scholar who was described as a visitor. Also Florentine E. Pullen a twenty-year-old unmarried boarder who was acting as housekeeper and was born at Seend. Elizabeth Duck was a nineteen-year-old general servant who was born at Chippenham.

At the time of the 1891 census William Pullen was described as a forty-seven-year-old Farmer of Middle Lodge Farm, born at Wickwar. His wife was now forty-years-old and born at Seend. The children were Arthur E. Pullen a seventeen-year-old farmer’s son and Frederick J. Pullen, a fifteen-year-old son. Both were born in Pewsham. Also staying were Flora E. Flower, a cousin, aged thirty-years and born at Seend; Elizabeth Anstey a visitor, aged two years and born at Sandy Lane and Lily Hall, a general servant aged fifteen-years and born at Sevington.

Their children were second cousins of Ernest Edward Eley:

 

Francis William Pullen at the time of the 1881 census was at home with his parents and was described as a seven-year-old scholar born at Pewsham.

Arthur E. Pullen at the time of the 1881 census was at home with his parents and was described as a seven-year-old scholar born in Pewsham

Frederick J. Pullen at the time of the 1881 census was at home with his parents and was described as a  five-year-old scholar, born in Pewsham.

 

  1. ANN ISAAC HART, cousin of Anne Eley

 

On 14th June 1855 Ann Isaac Pullen was born at Derry Hill, Pewsham. At Wickwar on 21st June 1855 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 finds Anne at home at Great Lodge Farm, Pewsham. She was

described as five-years-old and born in Pewsham

On 9th February 1876 Ann Isaac Pullen married William Whale Hart at Christ Church, Derry Hill. Ann was described as a twenty-year-old spinster, of Pewsham, the daughter of William Pullen, a Yeoman. William was a twenty-six-year-old bachelor, a yeoman of Atworth, the son of William Hart, a yeoman. The witnesses were Thomas Pullen and Lucy E. Isaac.

At the time of the 1871 census William Whale Hart was living with his family at Rooknest Farm, Pewsham. His father, William Hart, was a fifty-three-year-old Farmer of 230 acres employing six men and two boys. William Whale Hart was aged twenty-one and was described as a Farmer’s son, born in Seend. He was the brother of Anna Maria Hart who married William Pullen in 1871.

Hart Family at Rooknest Farm in 1871:

William Hart, 53, Farmer of 230 acres employing 6 men and 2 boys born Wiltshire, Seend; Anna Maria, 53, Farmer’s wife, born Rowde; William Whale Hart son, unmar, 21, Farmer’s son, born Seend; Anna Maria Hart, son, unmar, 20, Farmer’s daughter, Seend; Lucy Matilda Hart, dau, unmar, 17, Farmer’s daughter, Seend; Stephen Edward Hart, son, unmar, 16, Farmer’s son, Seend; Mary Ellen Hart, dau, 14, Farmer’s daughter, Seend, Florentine Ellen Flower, neice (sic), 10, Draper’s Daughter, Seend.

Hart Family at Rook’s Nest Farm in 1881:

 

William Hart, 61, Farmer of 222 acres employing 3 men born Wiltshire, Seend; Anna Maria Hart, wife, 63, Farmer’s wife, Rowde; Lucy m. Hart, Daughter, unmarried 27, Farmer’s daughter, Seend; Mary Ann Say, sister, W, 74, Seend; Mary Ann Davis, serv, unmarried, 17, Dairy Maid, Bromham

In the 1880, 1885, 1890 Kelly’s Directories we find William Whale Hart, farmer of Lower Lodge Farm, Derry Hill.

In 1881 William W. Hart, aged twenty-nine-years, was farming 255 acres with two men and two boys at Lower Lodge Farm, Pewsham. He was born in Seend. His wife Annie J. (sic) Hart, his wife, was aged twenty-five-years and born in Pewsham. With them were Emily Porter, a domestic servant, and William J. Admans, a sixteen-year-old agricultural labourer.

In 1891 William Whale Hart, aged forty-one-years, was still farming at Lower Lodge Farm, Pewsham. His wife was now thirty-five-years. With them were George Rich, a boarder, living off his own means, Lucy Doreen Ansty, a visitor aged six years and born at Sandy Lane and Elizabeth M. Bradford their sixteen-year-old General Servant.

At St Andrew’s Chippenham there is a memorial inscription for William Whale Hart of Barn Close, Pickwick, Corsham, who died on 22nd March 1926 aged seventy-six-years. His wife Ann Isaac Hart died on 3rd January 1952 aged ninety-six-years.

David Stewart wrote in 1996:

‘Aunt Annie lived to a great age, as you will know, and my grandmother was fond of her and used to visit her regularly even when she herself was a pretty old age. When I congratulated her on this she said it was a great cause of pleasure, however, as Aunt Annie was bed-ridden after a stroke, I think, and more or less unable to communicate. My uncle used to act as ‘interpreter’ for them in earlier years because both ladies were almost stone deaf, and he used to have to sit between them and exchange their remarks! Another thing he told me was that apparently William Hart was afraid of thunderstorms and used to retire to the cellar on such occasions.’

 

 

  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.


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