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John and Hannah Isaac of Horton

John and Hannah Isaac of Horton

(with thanks to Mary Isaac of Yate and Colin Greaves)

 


(?) 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 (1798-1881) 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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JOHN ISAAC I, Great V Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of Thomas Isaac II and Jane (nee Hicks)

Husband of Hannah Cooper

Father of John Isaac II

 

Also Father of Thomas, Ann, Martha, Betty, James, Hannah Oliffe, Ann Coventry, Joseph, Isaac, Moses and Aaron

 

John Isaac I was baptised on 7th May 1735 at Horton. He was the son of Thomas Isaac II, a Yeoman of Horton, and his wife Jane (Hicks).

John Isaac I married Hannah Cooper by licence on 10th February 1754 at Hawkesbury. They had twelve children all of whom seem to have survived childhood. John Isaac I was a Yeoman of Horton, farming Trumphons or Fattinghouse Farm.

His wife, Hannah, was buried at Horton on 22nd December 1815 and her age was given as eighty years. John Isaac I made his will on 8th July 1818 and he died on 2nd August 1820 and was buried at Horton. The will was proved on 23rd February 1821 and his estate was valued at less than £200. 

Marriage Allegation 1754:

 

‘Feb 10th 1754. appeared personally John Isack of Horton in the diocese of Gloucester Batchelor aged nineteen years  or upwards and alleged that he intended to marry with Hannah Cooper of Hawkesbury in the Diocese Spinster aged nineteen years or upwards and that he knoweth of no lawful lett or impediment, by reason of any pre-contract, consanguinity, affinity or any other lawful means whatsoever, to hinder the said intended marriage; of the truth of which he made Oath and pray’d a licence for them to be married in the Parish Church of Hawksbury. Sworn by me P. Cole Vic.r of Hawksbury, sur.’

The Will of John Isaac I:

 

‘This is the last Will and Testament of me John Isaac of the parish of Horton in the County of Gloucester Yeoman. First I recommend my Soul to the God of Mercy in humble confidence of a blessed immortality through the merits and intercession of his only Son Jesus Christ; and my Body I commit to the Earth to be interred at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named. I give and devise unto my good friend Mr Jeremiah Russell of the said parish of Horton, Yeoman, All that my freehold messuage or tenement together with the herediaments and premises thereto belonging situated and being at Wickwar in the same County of Gloucester, and in the occupation of john Frankling as my tenant; To hold unto him, the said Jeremiah Russell, and his heirs Upon the trusts and to and for the intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) Upon Trust for the equal benefit and advantage of Martha, the wife of my son Aaron, and of all her children by him for and during the term of the natural life of the said Martha, the wife of my said son Aaron And from and after her decease, Upon trust for all and every her said children, and their several heirs or tenants in common and not as joint tenants. And it is my will and I do accordingly declare that my said son Aaron shall have no right, title or interest in or to the said Messuage or tenement and herediaments or any part thereof. And therefore I do direct my said Trustee and his heirs to exclude my said son Aaron from the occupation of the said premises and any part therof and also from the rents and profits of the same. And in regard to the trusts of this my Will, to treat the said wife of my said son, Aaron, as a feme sole to all intents and purposes whatsoever. I Give and devise unto my son Joseph all that my other freehold messuage or tenement together with the herediaments and premises thereto belonging also situated and being at Wickwar aforesaid in his own occupation To hold unto him my said son Joseph his heirs and assigns for ever. And I do also remit and forgive him, my said son Joseph, all sums of money which he may owe me at the time of my decease for rent or otherwise howsoever. I Give and bequeath unto my son Moses All and singular my leasehold closes of ground and premises situated at Horton aforesaid, called Trumphams; to hold unto him my said son Moses his executors and administrators for and during all my estate and interest therein. I also Give and bequeath my household goods and furniture and likewise my farming stock, implements of husbandry and all other estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever (subject to the payment of my debts, Funeral and Testamentary expences and also the Legacies by me hereinafter given) unto the said Jeremiah Russell To hold unto him his Executors and Administrators Upon the trusts and to and for the intents and purposes hereinafter expressed (that is to say) Upon trust so soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to cause an Inventory and Valuation to be made thereof And (after and subject as aforesaid) As to one clear equal moiety or half part thereof, to assign and deliver the same to my said son Moses his Executors and Administrators. And (after and subject as aforesaid) as to the other clear equal moiety or half part of my said household goods, furniture, farming stock implements estate and effects Upon trust to sell the same by public auction or otherwise and to lay out or invest the produce thereof in the stocks or funds of Great Britain or in or some proper security or securities at interest and from time to time to pay the dividends and proceeds thereof unto and equally between the said wife of my said son Aaron and all her said children (for and during the term of her natural life: And from and immediately after her decease, Upon trust to assign the said stocks or funds and other security or securities and all the dividends and interest due therein) unto and equally between all the said children of my said son Aaron and their several executors and administrators as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. And it is my will and I do accordingly declare that my said son Aaron shall have no power or controul over the dividends and proceeds of the said moiety of my trust effects or any part thereof nor shall the same or any part thereof be subject or liable to his debts or engagements. And for that purpose I do direct that the receipts from time to time of the said wife of my said son Aaron for her proportion of the said dividends and proceeds shall alone be sufficient discharges for the same to my said Trustee his Executors and Administrators. And as it may happen that the said wife of my said son Aaron may depart this life during the minority of some one of her children, I do hereby declare that the share or shares aforesaid of the child or children do then in his her or their minority or minorities shall not be assigned until he she or they severally attain Twenty one years of age. I Give and bequeath unto my Son James, the sum of Thirty Pounds. And I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann the wife of Samuel Coventry of Rangeworthy in the County of Gloucester, the sum of Twenty Pounds and unto my daughter Hannah, the wife of James Olive late of Oldfield Turnpike in the parish of Dirham in the County of Gloucester, the sum of Five pounds to be paid to her exclusive and independent of her said Husband and for that purpose I do direct that the receipt only of my said daughter Hannah shall be a sufficient discharge for the said legacy or sum of Five Pounds And lastly I do hereby declare to be in revocation of all others by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have to this my said last will and testament contained in three sheets of paper to the first sheets hereof set my name and to this third and last my seal also this Eighth day of July in the Year of our lord One thousand eight hundred and eighteen.

The mark of John Isaac

Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator John Isaac as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Jane Greenwood, Horton  and … Fowler, Thos Forster (both) clerks of Mr Whittington Solr. Sodbury.

23rd February 1821 The above named Moses Isaac sole Executor was duly sworn under £200 M. Bishop surrogate.’

Mary Isaac wrote in 1986:

 

‘John Isaac senior lived at what is now called Springfield Farm, vinney Lane, Horton, close to Mapleridge formerly called Fattinghouse Farm before that Trumphons. The farm now has a new farm house. I wish I knew this years ago. I would have taken a photo of the house.’


 

HANNAH ISAAC, Great V Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of Joseph Cooper and Mary (nee Bayly)

Wife of John Isaac I

Mother of John Isaac II

 

Also Mother of Thomas, Ann, Martha, Betty, James, Hannah Oliffe, Ann Coventry, Joseph, Isaac, Moses and Aaron

 

Hannah Cooper was baptised on 14th February 1734 at Hawkesbury. She was the youngest child of Joseph and Mary Cooper. Her grandfather, John Cooper, was a bran carrier of Hawkesbury.

Hannah married John Isaac by licence at Hawkesbury on 10th February 1754. He was a Yeoman of Horton and farmed Trumphons or Fattinghouse Farm. They had twelve children all of whom seem to have survived childhood.

Hannah was buried on 22nd December 1815 at Horton, aged eighty years. Her husband survived her and died on 2nd August 1820. 


The children of John Isaac I and Hannah were Great V Aunts and Uncles:

  1. THOMAS ISAAC, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

Thomas Isaac was baptised on 8th June 1755 at Horton. He may have married Sarah Hatherall on 19th May 1777 at Chipping Sodbury. Thomas Isaac was buried at Horton on 2nd October 1811, aged fifty-six years.

Their son may be a cousin of Mary Shield, Great III Grandmother:

ABRAHAM ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

Abraham was baptised in 1793 and married Martha Middleton on 11th February 1812. He was a fifty-five-year-old agricultural labourer , born in Old Spodbury, at the time of the 1851 census. His wife Martha, was aged sixty-four-years and born at Iron Acton. Their daughter Eliza was aged twenty-five-years. Martha died on 25th March 1862, aged seventy-six years and Abraham died on 26th March 1873, aged eighty.

1851 Census 1956 0646019  Iron Acton

ISAAC Abraham    HD M  55   Ag Lab                    GLS Old Sodbury

ISAAC Martha     WI M  64   –                         GLS Iron Acton

ISAAC Eliza      DA U  25   –                         GLS Iron Acton

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

Isaac Isaac who was baptised on 5th December 1813

Ann Isaac who was baptised on 13th January 1819

Jesse Isaac who was baptised on 15th September 1822 and married Jame Mainstone. Jesse died on 23rd February 1910, aged eighty-eight years and Jane died on 23rd September 1915, aged eighty-nine years. They had at least eleven children.

Eliza Isaac was baptised on 29th November 1825. She was at home aged twenty-five-years at the time of the 1851 census.

Jeremiah Isaac was baptised on 22nd May 1831 and died on 21st August 1842.

RUTH BURNMEL (?), cousin of Mary Shield

Ruth married John Burnmel on 19th October 1809


  1. ANN ISAAC, Infant Great V Aunt of Richard Barton

Ann Isaac was baptised on 2nd October 1757 at Horton.


  1. MARTHA ISAAC, Great V Aunt of Richard Barton

Martha Isaac was baptised on 9th December 1759 at Horton. She was not mentioned in her father’s will of 1818. She probably married Stephen Bennett on 7th December 1780 at Yate but a marriage is recorded at Horton for a Martha Isaac and George Butler on  27th February 1775, however, Martha would only have been about fifteen which makes it unlikely.


  1. BETTY ISAAC, Great V Aunt of Richard Barton

Betty was baptised on 24th March 1762 at Horton. She was not mentioned in her father’s will of 1818.


  1. JAMES ISAAC, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

James Isaac was baptised on 3rd June 1764 at Horton. He received a legacy from his father’s will of 1818. He became a Yeoman of Shortwood. On 10th October 1790 he married Elizabeth Eccott at Wickwar. Their children were baptised at Wickwar but the family was living in the parish of Yate. James was buried at Wickwar on 23rd November 1846 (Bp’s Trans has 1847) aged eighty-six years and Elizabeth was buried on 4th February 1849, aged eighty-five years.

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

‘Shortwood Farm – 1779 Mr & Mrs James Isaac, tenants of 58 acres, owned by Henry Bengough – Lord May of Bristol

1841 Mr & Mrs James Isaac

1851 Mr & Mrs James Isaac

1871 Not known

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

MARY ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

Mary Isaac was baptised at Yate on 18th March 1795.

ANNE   ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

Anne Isaac was baptised at Wickwar on 11th September 1791.

JAMES ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

James Isaac was baptised at Wickwar on 27th July 1794 and died before 1802.

HANNAH ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

Hannah Isaac was baptised on 17th January 1799 at Wickwar.

ELIZABETH ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

Elizabeth Isaac was baptised on 25th May 1800 at Yate

JAMES ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

James Isaac was baptised on 1st August 1802 and buried on 10th February 1824 aged twenty-one years at Wickwar (?).

MOSES ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

Moses Isaac was baptised on 17th March 1805 at Wickwar

PHILIP ECOTT ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

Philip Eccott Isaac was baptised on 5th April 1807 at Wickwar.


  1. HANNAH O(L)LIFF(E) or OLIVE, Great V Aunt of Richard Barton

Hannah Isaac was born in about 1764 in Horton (1851 census). She married James Ollife of Tytherington, the son of Robert Oliff and his wife Sarah (nee Russell), on 8th March 1789 at Yate.  He had been baptised at Tytherington on 20th September 1768. By 1818, when Hannah was mentioned in her father’s will, they were living at Oldfield Turnpike, Dyrham. James Olliff was buried at Wickwar on May 7th 1847, aged eighty-eight. His widow, Hannah Oliff was described as an eighty-eight-year-old widow of Wickwar in the 1851 census. She was buried at Wickwar on June 29th 1854, aged ninety years.

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

PETER OLIFF, cousin of Mary Shield

Peter Oliff was a Bacon and Cheese Factor was born in about 1795 and died on 24th January 1870, aged seventy-five years. He was buried at Wickwar with his parents. In 1851 he was described as a Pig Butcher of High Street, Wickwar, aged 56 years and born in Derham (sic). He was Mayor of Wickwar in 1842-1843. His wife, Ann, was aged fifty-seven years and was born in Thornbury. Their son, James, was aged thirty-two years and was described as a Cheesefactor and native of Wickwar

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

James Oliff was born in about 1819. At the time of the 1851 census he was a thirty-two-year-old  Cheesefactor of Wickwar

ELIZABETH RICHINGS, cousin of Mary Shield

Elizabeth married James Richings who was baptised on 23rd October 1796 at Yate.

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

(?) Thomas Richings

Henry Richings was baptised on 27th March 1836 at Yate and married Jane. Their daughter Mary Jane (1864-1933) married William Washbourne who was born in 1865 at Iron Acton and died in 1951 at Maesteg, Glamorgan. Hazel Martell is descended from this family.

(?) James Richings

(?) Alfred Richings


  1. ANN COVENTRY, Great V Aunt of Richard Barton

Ann Isaac was baptised on 13th April 1766 at Horton. She married Samuel Coventry of Rangeworthy at Yate on 16th May 1782 and they had children. Ann was mentioned in her father’s will of 1818. She died on 30th March 1834 at Rangeworthy. There are Coventry graves at Rangeworthy and there are descendents in Australia including Shirley Stone who has drawn up the descendents of Samuel and Ann Coventry in 1989.

 Mary Isaac wrote in 1990:

‘The same goes for the Coventry family of Rangeworthy which was sent to us from Australia. I sent a letter and photos of the Coventry graves in Rangeworthy but as yet I haven’t had a rely from the lady concerned.’

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

HANNAH WINTON, cousin of Mary Shield

Hannah Coventry was baptised at Rangeworthy on 4th May 1783. She married George Winton in 1809.

WILLIAM COVENTRY, cousin of Mary Shield

William was baptised at Rangeworthy on 10th October 1784.

HESTER COVENTRY, cousin of Mary Shield

Hester Coventry was baptised at Rangeworthy on 25th December 1785.

(?) DAVIES, cousin of Mary Shield

A child was baptised on 11th November 1787 at Rangeworthy and married Isaac Davies in 1809.

SAMUEL COVENTRY, cousin of Mary Shield

Samuel Coventry was baptised on 16th June 1789 at Rangeworthy. He was a collier shoemaker. He married Sarah and had children. Samuel died on 26th February 1837 at Rangeworthy.

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

William Coventry was baptised on 5th October 1817 at Rangeworthy. He was a Labourer of Iron Acton. He married his first cousin, Elizabeth Coventry, at Rangeworthy on 2nd June 1844 and had three children – Ann, Sarah Ann and a further Ann who emigrated to Australia with her mother and her step-father George Holyoak, and their family, arriving at Melbourne on 30th January 1852.

Moses Coventry was baptised on 10th October 1819 at Rangeworthy. He married Caroline Millard on 12th May 1845 at Rangeworthy.

Anne Saunders was baptised on 5th May 1822 at Rangeworthy. She married Worthy Saunders at Rangeworthy on 30th November 1846.

Hannah Stephens was baptised at Rangeworthy on 29th August 1824. She married Thomas Stephens at Rangeworthy on 14th November 1850.

Harriet Coventry was baptised at Rangeworthy on 11th March 1827 and was buried there on 3rd August 1827, aged six months.

JAMES COVENTRY, cousin of Mary Shield

James Coventry was baptised at Rangeworthy on 7th August 1791. He lived at Iron Acton and married Catherine House at St Paul’s Church in the City of Bristol on 16th October 1820. James was buried at Iron Acton on 1st January 1860.

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

Elizabeth Holyoak was born on 30th December 1822 and baptised at Rangeworthy on 7th February 1823. She married her first cousin William Coventry on 2nd June 1844 at Rangeworthy. He was buried on 9th September 1847 at Rangeworthy. She then married George Holyoak at Trinity Church, Bristol on 27th November 1848. They had seven children. They emigrated to Australia arriving at Melbourne on 30th January 1852. Elizabeth died at Talbot, Victoria, Australia on 2nd May 1910.

Hannah Barrett was baptised on 6th May 1832 at Rangeworthy. She married David Barrett at Iron Acton on 21st September 1856.

William Coventry was baptised on 16th April 1837 at Rangeworthy. He emigrated to Australia and married Ellenor Jane Lucke (Derby) at Laanewarie, Victoria, Australia on 13th February 1872.

JOHN COVENTRY, cousin of Mary Shield

John Coventry was baptised on 10th October 1793 at Rangeworthy. He married Mary Ann and worked as a felt maker and hatter in Iron Acton.

(?) MARY COVENTRY, cousin of Mary Shield

MARY STOCKDAN, cousin of Mary Shield

Mary Coventry was baptised on 15th January 1797 at Rangeworthy. She married William Stockdan.


  1. JOSEPH ISAAC, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

Joseph Isaac, the son of John and Sarah (sic), was baptised on 26th May 1771 at Yate. He probably married Ann March at Westerleigh on 17th February 1793. He was a beneficiary of his father’s will in 1818. He died on 13th October 1845 at Wickwar, aged seventy-four years. It is not known to whom he was married but he had children. He was Mayor of Wickwar in 1838-1839 and 1840-1841.

His children were cousins of Mary Shield, Great III Grandmother:

JOHN ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

John Isaac was baptised on 6th April 1794. He was a Carpenter of Kingswood. He married Hannah (Huntley ?) and they had children. In 1851 he was described as a fifty-seven-year-old Carpenter born in Wickwar. His wife was aged fifty-one-years and again born in Wickwar. She was buried on 5th April 1862, aged sixty-two years, at Kingswood. John Isaac was buried on 17th June 1865, aged seventy-one years, at Wickwar.

 Their children were second cousins of Anne Eley:

Huntley John Isaac was buried on 21st October 1847, aged seventeen years, at Kingswood

Joseph Isaac was born in about 1832. He was a nineteen-year-old carpenter living at home and born at Kingswood at the time of the 1851 census. He was buried on 30th July 1863, aged thirty-one years, at Kingswood.

Edward Isaac died on 23rd February 1833, aged six months and was buried at Wickwar.

Ann Sophia Pullin was born in about 1834 at Kingswood. She was at home aged seventeen years at the time of the 1851 census. She married Thomas Pullin from Castle Farm, Wickwar. Their child Caroline war buried at Wickwar on 12th May 1859 aged two years ten moths.

ISAAC ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

Isaac Isaac was baptised on 4th March 1800. He became a Carpenter of Kingswood and married Elizabeth. He died on 13th January 1847.

JOSEPH ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

Joseph Isaac was baptised on 26th December 1804 and died in 1823.


  1. (?) ISAAC ISAAC, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

Isaac Isaac was born about 1773. In 1805 he was described as a dairyman of Hawkesbury and later as a Yeoman of Shortwood. He married Anne Amos of Dayhouse Farm, Hawkesbury, who was born in about 1776. The wedding took place at Hawkesbury on 10th April 1805. He was not mentioned in his father’s will of 1818.

Mary Isaac 6th November 2008:

‘There is a photo of Charles Isaac in the photograph book it says builder of Ivy House, I would have said Isaac Isaac built Ivy House as he built a stone cattle shed near Ivy House and has his initials on the wall, and Isaac Isaac was the first occupant in Ivy House (I might be wrong)’

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

SARAH ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

Sarah Isaac died on 30th July 1810, aged five months, and was buried at ‘Lower Hawkesbury Church’.

GRACE ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

Isaac ISAAC’s oldest child, Grace Amos ISAAC, now Mrs PHILLIPS, is mentioned as living in New York State.

HANNAH BENNETT, cousin of Mary Shield

Hannah Isaac was born in about 1813 and died in 1890. She married Robert Bennett on 15th June 1833 and had eleven children. Robert Bennett was born in 1803 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.

Robert Bennett was baptised at Thornbury. 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.

Of their eleven children two married members of the Isaac family and two members of the Smith family of Mudge Down, Rangeworthy.

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

Isaac Bennett died an infant

Anne Morton was born in Wickwar in 1837. She married William Morton by whom she had at least four children, all born in Charfield: Isaac born in 1866/7, Hannah in 1868/9, John in 1869/70 and Mary. By 1880 they were farming at West End, Wickwar. The 1881 census finds Ann and the three eldest children in Westend Lane, Wickwar; there is no sign of William, though Ann is described as ‘married’ rather than a widow, and Ann herself, the ‘head’ of the household, is a “farmer employing four men, one boy and two women”.

John Bennett was born in 1839 and died, unmarried, in 1877.

Esther Isaac was born in Wickwar in 1841. She married her second cousin Augustus William Isaac who was born in Yate on 12th April 1840, by whom she had nine children, the first six born in Pewsham, Wilts, and the younger three in Yate. 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 died in 1914 and Augustus on 4th September 1917.

Mary Smith (1844-1927) who married Thomas Smith (1841-1930) and had a child Frederick (1870-1901) who was born in Yate.  The 1881 census records the three of them at Brinsham Farm in Yate. Thomas was a “farmer of 227 acres employing four men and two boys”.

Hannah Isaac was born in 1846. In 1867 she married her second cousin Alfred Isaac (1846-1888) and had eight 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”.

James Bennett was born in 1848 and died in 1859.

Jane Stinchcombe was born in 1850. In 1881 she was living with her parents and sister Sarah at Ivy Cottage, Sodbury Road, Wickwar. Later she married Henry Stinchcombe of Wickwar

Joseph Bennett was born in Wickwar in 1851.He married Miranda Jane Smith with whom he had six children, all born in Wickwar. These included Alice in 1877/8, Hannah in 1879/80, Joseph in 1881, Robert, Minnie and Clara. The 1881 census records the young family at Poplar Farm in Wickwar: Joseph was a “farmer of 110 acres, employing one man”. Joseph died in 1882 and Miranda in 1895.

Rachel Bennett was born in 1854 and died in 1860.

Sarah Robertson was born in 1858. In 1881 she was living with her parents and sister Jane at Ivy Cottage, Sodbury Road, Wickwar. Later she married Daniel or David Charles Robertson and had several children

JOHN ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

John Shield was born in 1814 and married Sarah Short on 7th January 1839 at Wickwar.

JOSEPH ISAACS, cousin of Mary Shield

Joseph was born in about 1812 at Hillesley. He added an s to his surname and became a Silk Mercer of Cheltenham.

The 1851 census reveals that Joseph Isaacs was living at 6 Montpellier Avenue, Cheltenham with his mother Ann, wife Amy and family. There were also three assistants and three servants.

In 1861 Joseph was at 8 Queen’s Circus, Cheltenham running a drapery and employing seven staff. He was described as forty-nine–years-old and born at Hillesley. His wife Amy Tucker Isaacs was aged forty-seven and born at Taunton. Their children included Amy Thesper (?) Isaacs aged twenty and born at Bristol; George Thesper (?) Isaacs aged nineteen and born at Cheltenham and Mary Isaacs aged eleven years and born in Cheltenham.

In 1881 Joseph was living at Coburg Terrace, Sidmouth. He was described as a sixty-nine-year-old merchant born at Hillesley. His wife Amy was aged sixty-seven and born at Taunton. Mary Isaacs their thirty-one-year-old daughter was born in Cheltenham.

Their children were second cousins of Anne Eley:

Amy Isaacs was born in about 1841 in Bristol. She was at home for the 1851 cennsus aged nine years. She was at home in 1881

George Isaacs was born in about 1842 at Cheltenham He was at home for the 1851 census aged eight years. George was at home in 1881. He and his brother were drapers of Kidderminster.

A.W. Isaac 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.’

Charles Isaacs was born in about 1843 at Cheltenham. He was at home for the 1851 census aged seven years.

Ann Isaacs was born in about 1845 at Cheltenham. She was at home for the 1851 census aged five years.

Mary Isaacs was born in about 1849 at Cheltenham. She was at home for the 1851 census aged one year. Mary was at home in 1881. In 1881 she was at home in Sidmouth aged thirty-one-years.


  1. MOSES ISAAC, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

Moses Isaac, the son of John and Sarah (sic), was baptised on 30th June 1776 at Yate. He was a Farmer of Little Sodbury and married Mary. He died in 1859. In the 1851 census return for Horton he was described as a seventy-five-year-old farmer of forty-seven acres and his wife, Mary, was a seventy-four-year-old farmer’s wife.

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

MARY ANNE ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

Mary Anne Isaac was born on 9th January 1805 and baptised on 12th March 1809 at Horton.

JOSEPH ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

Joseph Isaac was born in 1813 in Horton. He married Mary who was born in Hawkesbury in about 1820/21. In the 1851 census they were farming at Little Sodbury with their four eldest children.In the 1881 census return they were farming forty-six acres in Horton. They moved back to Horton.

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

Mary Isaac was born in about 1841 and was listed in the 1851 census

Druscilla Isaac was born in about 1843 and was listed in the 1851 census

John Isaac was born in 1846 and was listed in the 1851 census.

Hannah Isaac was born in about 1848 at Little Sodbury and was listed in the 1851 census. She was living with her parents in the 1881 census return.

Anne Hawker was born in 1851/2 at Little Sodbury. She married John Hawker of Horton House who was twenty-five years older than her. In 1881 they were farming 112 acres there. They had three children – Herbert who was born in 1873/4; Annie Mary who was born in 1875/6 and William who was born in 1878/9.

Jane Isaac was born in about 1857

Moses Isaac was born in 1858 and in the1881 census return was living at Horton Farm with his parents. Some time after 1881 he married Lucy Ann Shipp and they had two children. Moses Isaac died in 1932 and Lucy Ann died in 1930, aged seventy-three years. Their children were Lucy Victoria who married John Lewington and Montague Hamilton Shipp Isaac. He was born in 1886 and married Florence Nipruss. His descendents still farm at Horton Farm.


  1. AARON ISAAC, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

Aaron Isaac was baptised on 12th October 1779 at Yate. He married Martha Russell on 22nd August 1808 at Horton and the witnesses were recorded in the Bishop’s Transcripts as being Moses Isaac and Mary Russell. The marriage was clearly not happy and John Isaac I excluded his youngest son Aaron from his will of 1818 in favour of his daughter-in-law Martha and grandchildren.

On 8th August 1847 Aaron Isaac, of Horton, Labourer, aged sixty-six years, was sentenced to 14 days imprisonment at Horsley House of Correction or to pay the sum of 3 shillings and costs of 7 shillings and 4 pence. He was found guilty of having ‘unlawfully cut break or destroy and damage with intent to steal certain hazle ash and withey underwood then and there growing in a certain wood called Maple Rudge Wood in the parish of Yate belonging to Reverend Henry James Randolph, Clerk, on 8th June last past.’ He was committed by G.W. Blathewayt and H. Bush esquires and Aaron Isaac was described as 5 feet 4 ¼ inches, with brown hair, grey eyes, large long visage, with a fresh complexion. He had a tumer (sic) on the left side of his face which was very ruptured. He was released on 21st August 1846 as the term was expired and he was described further as being of good character and of good conduct

Their son was a cousin of Mary Shield, Great III Grandmother:

JAMES ISAAC, cousin of Mary Shield

James Isaac was born on 14th November 1808 and baptised on 12th March 1809.

 


JOHN ISAAC II, Great IV Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

John Isaac II was baptised on 25th October 1767 at Horton. Sadly there is no mention of him in his father’s will of 1818.

 


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

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