Descendants of Richard and Anne Woodyatt of Cradley

Tenth Generation

(Continued)


321. Maria Woodyatt (Thomas , John , John , John , George , Thomas , John , Richard , Richard ) was christened on 18 Apr 1819 in Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England.

1. 1881 census
Dwelling: Lower Assarts
Census Place: Welland, Worcester, England
Source: FHL Film 1341700 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2919 Folio 74 Page 21
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Maria REES W 61 F Malvern Wells, Worcester, England
Rel: Head

Maria married William Rees on 6 Feb 1849 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. William was born in 1831 in London,Middlesex,England.

1851 census, Cheltenham
Household Members:
Name Age
William Rees 20 head shoe maker London, Mdsx
Maria Rees 30 wife shoe binder Malvern,Worcs

1861 census, Cheltenham Is this him and did they divorce or ??? and where is she?? She seems to appear in 1881
Household Members:
Name Age
William Rees 36 head ladies shoemaker London, Mdsx
Elizabeth Rees 27 wife Gillingham,Dorset
William Rees 8 son Cheltenham
Elizabeth Rees 3/12 dau Cheltenham

1881 census Dwelling: Lower Assarts Census Place: Welland, Worcester, England
Source: FHL Film 1341700 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2919 Folio 74 Page 21
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Maria REES W 61 F Malvern Wells, Worcester, England
Rel: Head

William and Maria had the following children:

  433 M i William Rees was born in Sep 1852 in Cheltenham,Gloucestershire,England.

324. Hannah Woodyatt (George , George , John , John , George , Thomas , John , Richard , Richard ) was born on 20 May 1790 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. She was christened on 27 May 1790 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. She was buried in Worcester Cemetery, Rainbow Hill, Worcester, Worcestershire,england.

Hannah married Sir, Dr. Charles Hastings son of Reverend James Hastings Rector of Martley and Elizabeth Paget on 20 May 1823 in St Nicholas, Worcester, Worcestershire, England. Charles was born on 11 Jan 1794 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England. He was christened on 6 Jul 1794 in Bitterley, Shropshire, England. He died on 30 Jul 1866 in Barnard's Green, Worcestershire, England. He was buried in Worcester Cemetery, Rainbow Hill, Worcester, Worcestershire,england.

1. 1851 census FHL#13672 pt 145,Foregate St,Worcs,St.Nicholas,Worcester
Charles Hastings head age 57 physician,grad of Edinburg U Ludlow,Shrop
Hannah do wife age 58 Ledbury,Herefs
Eliza Frances do daur age 20 Worcester
Maria James servant age 35 Mathon
Susan Morgan servant age 36 Mounmouthshire
George Wall servant age 22 Suckley
2. 1861 census FHL#542916,Foregate St,Worcester,St Nicholas
Charles Hastings head age 67 dr Ludlow,Shropshire
Hannah do wife age 70 Ledbury,Herefs
Mary A.E. do dau unmar age 36 St.Nicholas,Worcester
Fanny W. Bridge grandaur age 3 Canterbury
Sophia D. Hastings visitor age 63
Caroline A. Hastings do age 32
Susan Bridge visitor age 37
3. Med Dir of 1862 GS#942.E4ch
4. BT Worcs GS#51038 pt 404
5. Worcs Mar Alleg GS#37335 pt 9 and 10
6. Co Fam of the UK, GS#942D22wac 1860p295, 1864p478, 1875p467, 1878p468-9
7. Martley Par Reg, GS#54178 pt 2
8, Great Britain Principal Probate Registry Index,FHL#32759pt59(1866)
The will with 4 codicils of Sir Charles Hastings,late of the city of Worcester and of Barnard's Green in the Parish of Great Malvern in the Co. of Worcs, Knight,M.D.,deceased who died 30 July 1866 at Barnard's Green aforesaid was proved at Worcs by the oaths of George Woodyatt Hastings of the Middle Temple,Barrister at Law, the son; Francis Decimus Hastings of Barbourne House in the Parish of Claines, a Vice-Admiral in her Majesty's Royal Navy the Brother and Mary Anne Elizabeth Hastings of Barnard's Green aforesaid, spinster the daughter, the executors.
9. Charles was the 6th son of James, Rector of Martley, Worcs. He was elected to the Worcester Infirmary at the incredible age of eighteen and three years later, having graduated inmedicine was offered a Chair in the University of Edinburgh. He was said to have been unique in that he used a microscope in his physiological work. Declining the chair, he returned to Worcester and began a practice there. He was taken into partnerhsip by Dr. Woodyatt, whose daughter, Hannah, he married and after the death of his father in law occupied the same house in Foregate Street.
Charles Hastings originiated the Worcestershire Medical and Surgical Society, being its first President in 1832. This Society developed into the Midland Medical and Surgical Association. This Association later became the present Birtish Medical Association, of which he, Charles, was the first President in 1856. In the Centenary meetings in Worcester in 1932, honour was paid to his memory for his work in fouding this great Association. At this celebration his grandchildren were present and one. W.G.W.Hastings, responded to a toast to the memory of Sir Charles Hastings.
Charles Hastings was distinguished in other fields than medicine. He was actively associated with the Natural History Society and the Birtish Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Charles Hastings was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1850 and granted the degree of D.C.L. by Oxford. The Association founded a Hastings medal for eminent service to medical science, the Medical Journal bears his medallion portrait on its title page, and his head is engraved upon the Association's seal. Sir Charles Hastings, K.C.B.,M.D.(Edin.),D.Cl>(Oxon.),F.G.S.,etc.,D.L.of County Worcester, and Founder of the Birtish Medical Association, died on July 30th, 1866. His wife Hannah, Lady Hastings, died in the same year and they both were buried in the Worcester Cemetery on Rainbow Hill where a memorial stone stands to their memory.


CHARLES HASTINGS
HANNAH HASTINGS

Why Hastings Close?
It will take more than this article to do justice to the unique contribution the Hastings family made to the village, but suffice it to say now that this included the family providing the Rectors of Martley for an astonishing 163 years between 1795 and 1958. Suprisingly, there were only five family Rectors giving an average innings of 33 years, but the two James had particularly long stays. The Rev. James Hastings, the first of the family Rectors and who died aged 100, was Rector for 61 years between 1795 -1856, (whereas the Rev. James Francis Hastings spent 53 years in the parish - 16 as curate and 37 as Rector between 1907-1944). James and Elizabeth both came from established Cotswold families with Chipping Norton the common link, James's father, also James, was born there, baptised in the parish church in 1726 and was buried there when he died in 1788. He went into the wine trade and spent much of his time at his house in Hanover Square, London, where the Rev. James, his two brothers, William and John, and his sister Ann were born. Nothing is known of William and John but Ann married under age (with the consent of her father) and with her husband emigrated to America. The Rev. James was born in 1755 and baptised James Henry Hastings on 13th January 1756 at St. George's, Hanover Square. His mother died when James was 33. James matriculated at Wadham College, Oxford, and in 1779, aged 23, was ordained by the Bishop of Oxford. James was 25 and a curate at Heythorp when, on 22nd February 1781, in St. Mary's, the parish church of Chipping Norton, he married the 18 year old Elizabeth Paget. They spent their honeymoon at Bole Hall, Tamworth, her brothers estate. Elizabeth was one of the fifth generations of Pagets to have lived in Chipping Norton. She was baptised on 29th December 1762 in the church in which she was to marry. She had just the one brother, Thomas Bradley Paget, who was two years older and who would follow his father as a partner in the Paget family bank. Their father had died young, when Elizabeth was 11, but he had left her and her brother extremely well off. Further, each stood to benefit more when their mother died, which she did 3 years after Elizabeth married James. With his wife's money behind him, James thus started his married life as a very wealthy assistant curate at Sutton Coldfield. Four years and four children later, he moved to Whichford, Warwickshire, where he was to stay for six years and sire four more children. In October 1791, Elizabeth's brother, the banker Thomas Paget, purchased the advowson (which gave the owner the right to the income and to nominate the Rector) of Martley, from Martin Dunne Esq., on the condition that vacant possession would only arise when the Rev. Thomas Dunne, who had been the Rector of Martley since 1770, either died or resigned. Thomas therefore also purchased the advowson at Bitterley, near Ludlow, to give a living to James pro tem and it was while at Bitterley that Dr. Sir Charles and Admiral Francis Decimus were born. The Rev. Thomas Dunne died on 4th July 1795 and, as the patron, Thomas Paget nominated the Rev. James Hastings, then 39, and he was inducted as the Rector of Martley on 26th August 1795. The Bitterley advowson was then sold.
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Writing about Martley in 1780, the famous Worcestershire historian Dr. Nash says: "The rectory is one of the most valuable in the county, especially in a good year of hops when the profits may amount to a thousand pounds" (£61,960). Other sources give the annual income from the substantial Glebe rents and areas of tithed corn, fruit and hops, as £600 (£37,176). Even so, this made Martley a rich living at a time when many parishes could not afford a resident priest or, if they could, the Rector would have been as poor as the proverbial church mouse. Further, the advowson of Martley carried with it the patronage of Areley Kings, 7 miles away. The advowson of Martley which, with his wife's money, James had purchased from his brother-in-law in 1799, was well suited to James and Elizabeth. The Rectory with over 30 rooms was perfect for such a large family, especially as a further 5 children were to be born after James became Rector in 1795. With the Rectory came some 80 acres. It was next door to the ancient church and close to the village with its shops and where indoor and outdoor servants could be employed. It was not far from either Chipping Norton or Worcester. Unlike our present Rector, who is responsible for five parishes, James was the Rector for Martley in 1801 when it only had a population of 1050. Even so, James employed a curate and at one time two, which left him plenty of time also to lead the life of a prosperous country gentleman. This ideal existence lasted 11 years but came to an abrupt halt one afternoon in 1806, when the Rector's horse returned to the Rectory without its rider. An extensive search was undertaken by Elizabeth, her children and servants until James was eventually found, wet and confused, lying by the River Teme. He was brought back to the Rectory but he never recovered. He lived for another 50 years but he was incapable of taking any responsibility. Legal documents were to refer to him as "a lunatic" and he is supposed to have communicated only by making animal noises. For the first four years, his eldest surviving son, the Rev. John Paget Hastings, took charge of the parish but in 1810, when he decided to become a Chaplain with the East India Company, Elizabeth, then 47 and in effect a sole parent, had no choice but to leave the Rectory with 9 of her children, aged 6 - 28, for rented accommodation at 29, The Tything, Worcester. Once she had settled, the Rev. James joined her and stayed there until he died on 10th July 1856, in his 101st year and in his 60th year as rector.
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Elizabeth's remaining 34 years must have been tough. Her invalid husband outlived her; five of her children and at least one grandchild died, as did her brother in 1817, and her fortune had been whittled away by the cost of the Martley advowson, by bringing up so many children and by her husband's extravagant lifestyle. Further, as Rector of Martley and Patron of Areley Kings, James was, through his trustees, responsible for the fabric of the two Rectories and for the salaries or fees of those priests who ensured the smooth running of the two parishes. The Martley parish registers give the names of 40 clergymen over this period, some of whom would have been local priests helping out at services. However, a succession of priests, called `curates-in-charge' as the Rev. James was the Rector, lived in the Rectory with their families. One such, from 1831 - 38, was the Rev. Henry Blayds, who changed his name to Calverley on inheriting land. His son, Charles Stewart, was born in the Rectory in 1832 and became "the greatest of all classical parodists", the reason Martley is mentioned in the Dictionary of National Biography. In 1820, Henry James, the youngest Hastings son, having graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, was ordained. On the death of his father he became Rector of Martley, where he was born, and remained so for 19 years. Thereafter, the Hastings family provided the Rectors of Martley up until 1958, a span of 163 years in all. So what became of the 7 daughters and 8 sons? None of the girls married. Joanna, the eldest of the 15, died at 104 and Margaret at 82. The other five died before they were 29. Of the 8 sons, one died aged 3 months, just after the family moved to Martley, and another at 13. The Rev. John Paget died in India aged 38; Dr. Sir Charles at 72; Admiral Sir Thomas at 80; Warren, a solicitor, at 64 (in the same year as his father); Admiral Francis Decimus at 74 and Henry, the only Rector of Martley as a sole parish to have been a Canon at Worcester Cathedral, at 77. The stoic Elizabeth Hastings died aged 82, at The Tything, on 22nd June 1844, 12 years before her husband, with whom she was buried to the right of the altar in Martley Church. Her memorial window, to the left of the Church door, sadly lists the names of the 8 of her children who died before she did. However, the most famous of Martley's Hastings was not a clergyman but a doctor - Sir Charles Hastings, who is credited with uniting doctors into a profession and who founded the world famous British Medical Association. Charles was born on the llth January 1794. He was the 9th of the 15 children of the Rev. James Hastings who had already purchased the advowson of Martley but had not yet become Rector. In 1794, James was Rector of Bitterley and his wife Elizabeth moved to nearby Ludlow to give birth to Charles as their house was undergoing repairs. The family moved to Martley the following year to live in the ancient Rectory.
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Charles went to the local grammar school but preferred to spend his time playing rural sports, or wandering through the woods and meadows studying natural history. In 1810, 4 years after his father's incapacitating accident, the family had to move to Paradise Row in Worcester. Charles, then 16, was apprenticed to Jukes and Watson, apothecaries of Stourport. At 18, without qualifications and after only a few months study in London, Charles was appointed house surgeon at the Worcester Royal Infirmary albeit on a majority vote of one - the opposition being because of his youth. Three years later, in 1815, Charles enrolled at Edinburgh University where he graduated M.D. in 1818, the year after he had been elected President of the Edinburgh Royal Medical Society. On 8th October 1818, when still only 24, Charles was appointed a physician of the Worcester Royal Infirmary where he was to stay for 43 years. In 1819, he was elected President of the Worcestershire Medical and Surgical Society. It was on 19th July 1832, in the Infirmary's Board Room and with over 50 doctors present, that Charles Hastings took his most far reaching initiative by launching The Provincial Medical and Surgical Association. Membership grew rapidly. 200 members attended the first anniversary meeting in Bristol, and seven years later the membership had grown to 1,180. Branches of the Association were formed across the country and although a Lancet editorial in 1833 had suggested `Provincial' be replaced by `British', it was not until 1856 that members changed the name to The British Medical Association. And it was not until 1955 that the BMA's crest and motto -"With head and heart and hand" - was approved by the college of Arms. To appreciate the importance of Charles Hastings' initiative, one has to look at the state of medicine in the U.K. prior to the 1850s. The medical profession was divided into three separate bodies which made no attempt to swap information or research: namely, surgeons, physicians and apothecaries. Doctors in London had no contact with those in the provinces. There were 21 ways of becoming medically qualified, and a qualification obtained in one part of the country was not recognised in another. Indeed, Charles Hastings' Edinburgh M.D. was not recognised in Worcester. Most worrying of all was that anyone could practice medicine without any qualifications, and there were probably more unqualified than qualified practitioners. For 26 years the Association, led by Charles Hastings, petitioned governments to reform the medical profession by introducing proper qualifications to be recognised throughout the U.K., and by forming a medical governing body. Most of the Association's aims were granted in the Medical Act of 1858, with Charles Hastings becoming one of the first members of the General Medical Council.
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It was for his outstanding services to the nation's medical profession that Charles Hastings was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1850. As a doctor in Worcester, Charles Hastings was involved in fighting epidemics of cholera and typhus and fought vigorously to improve the living standards of the poor amongst whom these outbreaks so often occurred. He was also noted for his efforts to improve town sanitation. He played an active part in local politics. In 1830 he presided at an anti-slavery meeting at the Guildhall, and in 1835 he was elected a Councillor for St. Nicholas Ward as a member of the Reform Party. He declined to be Mayor of Worcester but in 1860 he became a Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire. Sir Charles had still more interests. He was founder member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and he was a distinguished geologist and natural historian. He founded a Natural History Museum in Worcester. In 1834 he wrote the then famous "Illustration of the Natural History of Worcestershire", which gave him the degree of D.C.L. for this work. His interest in plants, which started while a schoolboy was no doubt linked to the herbal medicine on which, as a doctor, he would have relied. For example; Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove) for heart disease; Tussilago farfara (Coltsfoot) for coughs and as a poultice for ulcers and sores; Papaver somniferum (Opium poppy) as a pain killer, and Chamaemelum nobile (Chamomiles) as a sedative. Charles married Hannah, the eldest daughter of Dr. George Woodyatt with whom Charles worked at the Infirmary, at St. Nicholas Church on 20th May, 1823. The service was conducted by the Dean of Worcester. Charles and Hannah had two daughters, and a son who was to become the M.P. for East Worcestershire between 1880-92. Dr. Woodyatt died the next year, 1824, and Charles took over most of his practice and moved into his house, as a tenant, at 43 Foregate Street - opposite the City Library and now called Hastings House. His consulting room is occupied by a shop selling artists' paints. By 1828, when only 34, Charles was the leading doctor of his day in the Midlands and enjoyed a large income. He retired on 4th January 1862 and moved to Barnards Green House near Malvern which he had rented on and off since 1830. It was here on 30th July 1866, that he died of cancer three months after his wife had died in Worcester. He was 72. Sir Charles and Lady Hastings are buried together in Astwood Cemetery. On the day of his funeral, 6th August, the City of Worcester fell silent with shops shut and blinds drawn. Everyone wanted to show respect and affection for this gentle and popular man whose work had benefited all. Then in 1932, the centenary of the foundation of the BMA, a memorial window to Sir Charles Hastings was dedicated in Worcester Cathedral by the BMA president.
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Amazingly, Charles was neither the only nor the first of Rector James's sons to be knighted. Admiral Sir Thomas Hastings was knighted in 1839, eleven years before Charles. He was awarded the C.B. the K.C.B. and in 1866 became Admiral of the Fleet. The 7th child (1790 - 1870), Thomas had a distinguished naval career and held many important posts including Captain Superintendent of the Royal Naval College. He was the first officer to take a scientific approach to gunnery. He became a magistrate and a Deputy Lieutenant of Herefordshire. As a reward for his bravery in the Napoleonic wars he was given the honour, as a 24 years old First Lieutenant, of escorting Napoleon Bonaparte on his sea journey into exile in Elba in 1814. James's tenth child, Francis, also became an Admiral, and a Justice of the Peace. The Parish Council has therefore aptly named the new houses Hastings Close, as we in Martley can still rightly bask in the reflected glory not only of an internationally famous doctor, but of a Rector of a small village who produced two Admirals and two Knights, and whose family served the village so well and for so long as its priests.

Charles and Hannah had the following children:

  434 F i Mary Anne Elizabeth Hastings was christened on 13 May 1824 in St Nicholas, Worcester, Worcestershire, England. She died on 14 Feb 1915 in Dampiers Bay, Lyttelton, New Zealand. She was buried in Lyttelton, , New Zealand.

1. unmar, Mary Hastings came to live in New Zealand after the death of her parents in 1866. Her younger sister was already living there. Mary Anne lived in Southbridge with the Bridge family for some years, then in a home of her own in Dampiers Bay, Lyttleton, where she settled in 1886. She paid a few visits to England but lived the latter part of her life in New Zealand at Lyttleton where she was well known and loved for her kindness and benevolence. Memorials to her are to be found in the Cemetery and in St.Saviours Church,West Lyttleton. She died in her 91st year on February 14th, 1915.
+ 435 M ii George Woodyatt Hastings
+ 436 F iii Elizabeth Frances Hastings

329. Reverend Edward Woodyatt (George , George , John , John , George , Thomas , John , Richard , Richard ) was christened on 20 Nov 1797 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. He died on 24 Nov 1886 in Wellington Square, Hastings, Sussex, England.

1. Great Britain Principal Probate Reg, FHL#32759 pt 206, The will with codicil of the Rev Edward Woodyatt the elder late of 44 Wellington square Hastings Sussex, clerk who died 24 Nov 1886 at 44 Wellington Sq was proved at the PR by Wm Rees Davies 1a Frederick's Place, Old Jewry in City of London, solicitor and Woodley Smith of 28 Bridge row cannon St in the said city, chartered accountant the executors 21 Apr 188
2. 1851 census Fetcham,Surrey, FHL#193489
Edward Woodyatt head age 53 officiating minister Ledbury
Louisa do wife age 52 Gresley,Derbyshire
Louisa do dau age 22 Wellesbourne,Warwickshire
Eleanor do dau age 18 Malvern,Worcestershire
Mary do dau age 13 Worcester
Catherine Phillips servant unmar age 35 governess Leicester
Ann Bickerfield servant unmar age 39 servant Kinton,Warwick
George Bird servant age 24 footman Surrey Esher
Mary Ann Warren servant unmar age 41 widow cook servant Ware,Herts
Eliza Browning seervant unmar age22 house maid Surrey Offingham
3. 1861 census St.Marys,Hastings,Sussex
Edward Woodyatt head widower age 63 clergyman without cure Ledbury
Louisa do daur unmar age 31 fund paper and fund holder Wellesbourne,Warwick
Mary do daur unmar age 22 Worcester
4. 1871 census St. Marys in the Castle,Hastings,Sussex
Edward Woodyatt head widower age 73 clegyman Ch of England without cure of souls Ledbury
Louisa do dau unm age 42 Wellesbourne,Warks
Mary do dau unm age 33 Worcester
Martha Marehous servant mar age 48 cook Red Hill,Surrey
Emma Saivell serv unm age 49 parlor maid Upminster,Essex
Mary A. Buckerfield serv unm age 29 Ladysmaid Lighthouse,Warks
Mary A. Oldham serv unm age 30 housemaid Wellesbourne,Warks
4. 1881 census 44 Wellington Sq, Hastings St Mary in The Castle,Sussex
FHL#1341243 fol 48, p 21
Edward Woodyatt head widowed age 83 without care of souls Ledbury,Herefs
Mary Woodyatt daur unmar age 43 Worcester,England
Robert S. Swifte son in law mar age 69 Dublin,Ireland
formerly Proctor of Law Court of Dublin(Probate)
Louisa S. Swifte daur mar age 52 Wellesbourne,Warwick,England
Mary V. Cousins grand daur age 26 unmar Clifton,Gloucs,England
Dennis C. Cousins grand son age 21 unmar undergraduate Oxford New College
Kingswood,Gloucs,England
Mary A. Buckerfield servant unmar age 39 ladysmaid domestic Lighthome,Warwks
Emma Sarrel serv unmar age 38 parlormaid domestic Upminster,Essex
Mary A. Lay serv wid age 57 Lymington,Hampshire
Mary A. Clapson serv unmar age 30 parlormaid domestic London
Margaret Taylor serv unmar ladysmaid domestic Antrim,Ireland
Mary Goddard serv unmar age 30 housemaid domestic Old Shoreham,Sussex
Florence E. Breach serv unmar age 16 kitchenmaid domestic Hastings,Sussex
4. BT of St.Helens Worcs, FHL #51038 pt 403
chr 13 May 1837 Mary d/o Edward & Louisa Georgiana Maria Woodyatt, in lodgings at 88 High St.,Clerk

Edward married Louisa Georgiana Maria Gresley daughter of Sir Nigel Bowyer Gresley and Maria Eliza Garway on 2 Mar 1822 in Leamington Prior, Warwickshire, England. Louisa was born on 18 Jul 1798 in Drakelow, Derbyshire, England. She was christened on 1 Oct 1798 in Church Gresley, Derbyshire, England. She died in 1859 in Hastings, Sussex, England.

They had the following children:

  437 M i George Edward Woodyatt was christened on 31 Aug 1822 in St.Nicholas, Worcester, Worcestershire, England. He was buried on 2 Sep 1822 in St.Nicholas, Worcester, Worcestershire, England.
+ 438 F ii Georgiana Louisa Maria Woodyatt
  439 M iii Roger Edward Bowyer Woodyatt was christened on 9 Jan 1826 in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, England.
  440 M iv George Woodyatt was christened on 8 Apr 1827 in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, England. He died before 21 Oct 1829.
+ 441 M v Reverend George Woodyatt
  442 F vi Louisa Woodyatt was christened on 21 Oct 1829 in Kempsey, Worcestershire, England. She died in Mar 1895 in Northwich district,Cheshire,England.

civ registration deaths Mar Qtr 1895 Northwich , 8a, 218 age 65
        Louisa married Robert Staples Swifte Proctor of Probate Court,Ireland son of John Swifte on 15 Aug 1872 in Saint Mary, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England. Robert was born in 1812 in Dublin, Ireland. He died in Sep 1883 in St. Mary in the Castle,Hastings,Sussex,England.

1. 1881 census 44 Wellington Sq, Hastings St Mary in The Castle,Sussex
FHL#1341243 fol 48, p 21
Edward Woodyatt head widowed age 83 without care of souls Ledbury,Herefs
Mary Woodyatt daur unmar age 43 Worcester,England
Robert S. Swifte son in law mar age 69 Dublin,Ireland
formerly Proctor of Law Court of Dublin(Probate)
Louisa S. Swifte daur mar age 52 Wellesbourne,Warwick,England
Mary V. Cousins grand daur age 26 unmar Clifton,Gloucs,England
Dennis C. Cousins grand son age 21 unmar undergraduate Oxford New College
Kingswood,Gloucs,England
Mary A. Buckerfield servant unmar age 39 ladysmaid domestic Lighthome,Warwks
Emma Sarrel serv unmar age 38 parlormaid domestic Upminster,Essex
Mary A. Lay serv wid age 57 Lymington,Hampshire
Mary A. Clapson serv unmar age 30 parlormaid domestic London
Margaret Taylor serv unmar ladysmaid domestic Antrim,Ireland
Mary Goddard serv unmar age 30 housemaid domestic Old Shoreham,Sussex
Florence E. Breach serv unmar age 16 kitchenmaid domestic Hastings,Sussex
2. civ reg deaths Sep Qtr 1883, hastings, 2b 15, age 70
+ 443 M vii Reverend Edward Woodyatt
  444 F viii Eleanor Woodyatt was christened on 23 Sep 1832 in Kempsey, Worcestershire, England.
  445 F ix Penelope Woodyatt was christened on 12 Jul 1835 in Prestbury, Gloucestershire, England.
  446 F x Mary Woodyatt was christened on 13 May 1837 in Saint Helens, Worcester, Worcestershire, England. She died on 5 Dec 1898 in Delamere Street, Over, Cheshire, England.

1. GB Prin Prob Reg, FHL#32759 pt 249, Mary Woodyatt of Delamere-st Over
Cheshire spinster died 5 Dec 1898 Adm London 24 Dec 1898 to the Rev. George
Woodyatt clerk
2. GB Prin Prob Reg, FHL#32759 pt 295, Mary Woodyatt of Delamere st Over
Cheshire spinster died 5 Dec 1898 Adm London 4 Aug to the rev Edward Woodyatt,clerk, former grant PR Dec 1898

330. Mary Woodyatt (George , George , John , John , George , Thomas , John , Richard , Richard ) was christened on 20 Feb 1799 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. She died on 10 Oct 1841 in St Nicholas, Worcester, Worcestershire, England.

Mary married Major Benjamin Baker son of Wiliam Baker and Martha on 8 Sep 1829 in Claines, Worcestershire, England. Benjamin was born on 10 Nov 1779 in Kemsey, Worcestershire, England. He died on 8 Sep 1829 in Claines, Worcestershire, England.

1. Claines PR, GS#352033
2. 1851 Census of Claines, the Tything Worcs,BrittainiaSq FHL#13672 pt 145
Benjamin Baker head widower age 65 major in East India Service Kemsey,W
Frances do daur age 18 Claines
Mary Martha do daur age 17 St.Nicholas,Worcester
3. Gentlemen's Magazine 1841
4. Will of Benjamin Baker, Esq., Lt. Col Hon EICl, East India Company, Ltd.
of Claines, Worcester, Major in the Madras Army; proved 31 Dec 1855;
Sir Charles Hastings of Worcs, Knight, Dr.; James Best of same, solicitor;
my daur Frances Penelope wife of Robert Bruce Willis, esq. and then to her
children; my daur Mary Martha wife of Charles Henry Morse, esq., Capt in
the Bombay army; will of my mother Mrs. Martha Baker; my late brother Capt.
William Baker; John Walpole Willis of St. John Bedwardine; FHL#156816 fol
970PCC

Benjamin and Mary had the following children:

+ 447 F i Frances Penelope Baker
+ 448 F ii Mary Martha Baker

331. Penelope Woodyatt (George , George , John , John , George , Thomas , John , Richard , Richard ) was born on 4 Apr 1801 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. She was christened on 5 Apr 1801 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. She died on 22 Oct 1823 in Bredon, Worcestershire, England.

Penelope married Reverend Charles Woodcock Keysall son of Reverend John Keysall and Ann Eleanora Woodcock on 13 Jul 1822 in St Nicholas, Worcester, Worcestershire, England. Charles was born in 1785 in of Bredon, Worcestershire, England. He died in 1829 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.

1. Alumni Oxonienses Vol 2 p 792, GS#942.57101 J20x.
2. Alumni Cantabrigienses, Vol IV, part 2, p 34
3. BT st Nic Worcs GS#51038 pt 404
4. Gent Mag 1822, 1823, 1829
5. Will
This the Last Will and testament of me The Reverend Charles Woodcock Keysall of Braden in the county of Worcester whereas by settlement made immediately previous to the marriage of myself and my late dear wife Penelope late Penelope Woodyatt a sum of one thousand five hundred pounds payable to me in manner therein mentioned with all interest to grow due for the same was assigned to John Church of Bathfold in the county of Berks Esquire and Thomas Woodyatt of great Malvern in the County of Worcester Esquire the executors and administrators and assigns upon trust to get in and --- and afterwards place out the same principal sum upon such securities as therein mentioned and from and after the then solemnization of the then intended marriage and which afterwards took effect upon trust by and out of the interest dividends and annual produce of the said sum of one thousand five hundred pounds to insure or cause to be insured the life of me Charles Woodcock Keysall in such insurance office as therein mentioned for the sum of two thousand pounds in the name of them the said John Church and Thomas Woodyatt or the survivor of them his executors and administrators and from time to time to continue with such insurance and continue to pay the premiums for the same and from and after my decease to recover the sum of two thousand pounds and place out the same on such securities as therein mentioned and upon trust inn the event which has happened of the decease of my said wife during my life time bearing an only child of the marriage being a daughter Then to the aforesaid two several sums of one thousand five hundred pounds and two thousand pounds and all accumulations of the dividends interest and annual produce thereof beyond which shall be implied in her maintenance and education and the securities for the same in trust for such only child being a daughter to be a vested interest in her attaining the age of twenty one years or day of marriage which should first happen and in case my said daughter shall die before she shall attain a vested interest in the said monies in trust for me the said Charles Woodcock Keysall my executors administers and assigns In case therefore of such unfortunate of my said daughter happening to die before she shall have attained a vested interest in the said monies I give and bequeath the said two several sums of £1500 & £2000 of the dividends interest and annual product thereof which may have arisen at the time of the death of my said daughter unto my dearest father if he should be then living his executors administrators and assigns for ever but if my said father shall not be living then I give and bequeath the same unto my stepmother Mary McCarthy Keysall and Susan Woodyatt the eldest daughter of Samuel Woodyatt brother to my maternal grandfather if they shall be then living equally between them share and share alike and their respective executors administrators and assigns and in case both of them have departed this life in the life of my said daughter then I give and bequeath the monies and accumulations thereof unto my goddaughter Margaret Isabella Church at present only daughter of the said John Church she shall then be living her executors administrators and assigns but if she shall not then be alive the I give and bequeath the same to John Church (if he shall be then living) his executors. Admin. assigns and in case he shall be then dead leaving any other child then living then I give and bequeath the same to the eldest of his children who shall be then living or in case of an only child the to such only child then living their executers administrators and assigns but in case there be no such child I give and bequeath the same to the society for promoting Christian knowledge to be paid to the treasurer for the time being of the said society---and for all other of my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give bequeath the same unto my executors herein after named upon trust following that is to say as to my plate of every description to deliver the same unto my daughter upon her attaining the age of 21 year or being married with the consent of the guardians whoever they may be who have management or control over her at that period for her absolute use and disposal and as to all the trinkets and female wear and which belonged to her late dear mother upon trust to deliver the same to my said daughter to be at her absolute disposal as soon as in the judgement of my executors and trustees who shall be of a fit age to make use of them and as to all the residue of ,my said estate and effects upon trust to sell and dispose of such part thereof as my trustees shall in their direction see fit and by and out of the monies arising there from and any monies I shall leave at the time of my decease to pay my debts and funeral and testimony expenses and after the payment thereof to apply the surplus of my monies and also deliver and dispose of any of my effects which shall be unsold to my said daughter for her use and benefit as my said executors shall in their discretion see fit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
I give bequeath the same unto the person or persons who will under this my will then become entitled to the said sum of One thousand five hundred pounds and two thousand pounds and accumulations’ aforesaid and I nominate and appoint my dear father and the said John Church executors of this my last will and testament in writing whereof I have to this my will contained in four sheets of paper to the first three sheets and to the fourth and last sheet set my hand and seal this seventh day April in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine--- CHARLES WOODCOCK KEYSALL
Signed sealed and published and declared by the testator Charles Woodcock Keysall 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. Richard Barneby Solicitor of Worcester-Samuel Bennett servant to the Reverent John Keysall.
Proved at London 4th august 1829 before the worshipful John Hanbury Doctor of laws and surrogate by the oaths of the Reverent John keysall clerk the father and John Church Esquire the executors to whom administration was granted being first sworn duly to administer

I suspect the Susan Woodyatt and Samuel Woodyatt mentioned should really be Woodcock.

Charles and Penelope had the following children:

+ 449 F i Mary Elizabeth Keysall

332. Eleanor Woodyatt (George , George , John , John , George , Thomas , John , Richard , Richard ) was born on 15 Feb 1803 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. She was christened on 6 Mar 1803 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. She was buried on 19 Aug 1839 in Claines, Worcestershire, England.

Eleanor married James Best son of Best on 8 Sep 1824 in Saint Mary, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England. James was born in 1796 in Saint Nicholas, Worcester, Worcestershire, England. He died on 27 May 1876 in Suckley,Worcestershire,England. He was buried on 1 Jun 1876 in Suckley, Worcestershire, England.

28 July 1876 the Will of James Best formerlyof the cityoof Worceseter Attorney and Solicitor and late of Grovehill in the parish of Suckley Esq who died 27 May 1876 at Grovehill was proved art Worcester by George Woodyatt Hastings of Barnards Green, Great Malvern Esq Barrister at Law James Best of the Hill Top near Tenbury Esquire the son and Agnes Jane Best of 2 Lypiatt=terrace Cheltenham, Gloucs spinster the daur the executors.

1. 1841 Census FHL #464215, Brittainia Square,Whitstone,Claines
James Best age 43 attorney at law Y
Agnes do age 8 Y
James do Jr. age 6 Y
Elizabeth do age 4 Y
Ellen do 1 & 10 mos Y
1841 census FHL #464215 Little Angel St,Claines
Charlotte Best age 15 F.S. Y
2. 1851census FHL #13672 pt 145 North Side,Brittainia Sq,Tything of Whistones
James Best head widower age 55 attorney St.Nich,Worcs
Constance do daur age 25 unmar Tythings
Eleanor do daur age 23 unmar Tythings
Charlotte do daur age 20 unmar Tythings
Agnes do daur age 18 unmar Tythings
Elizabeth do daur age 14 do
Ellen Sarah do daur age 11 do
3. 1861 census FHL#542916,Brittainia Sq,Tythings of Whistones
James Best head widower age 63 solicitor Worcester
Elizabeth do daur unmar age 24 lady do
Ellen S. do daur unmar age 21 do do

James and Eleanor had the following children:

+ 450 F i Constance Penelope Best
  451 F ii Eleanor Louisa Best was christened on 17 Dec 1827 in Claines, Worcestershire, England.

1. 1911 census, Worcester,Worcestershire,England
Louisa Best born 1827 age 84 institution.
+ 452 F iii Charlotte Best
  453 F iv Agnes Jane Best was christened on 11 Oct 1832 in Claines, Worcestershire, England. She died on 24 Sep 1892 in Cheltenham,Gloucestershire,England.

Agnes Jane Best of Cheltenham spinster died 24 Sep 1892 Probate London 25 Oct 1892 to James Best esquire and Ellen Sarah Best spinster effects 11859 lbs 52 2d
+ 454 M v James Best
  455 F vi Elizabeth Best was christened on 7 Dec 1836 in Claines, Worcestershire, England.
  456 F vii Ellen Sarah Best was born on 11 Aug 1839 in Claines, Worcestershire, England. She was christened on 21 Jan 1841 in Claines, Worcestershire, England. She died on 21 Jan 1921 in Wych Elm,Cheltenham,Gloucestershire,England.

Ellen Sarah Best of Wych Elm Cheltenham spinster died 21 Jan 1921 Probate Glouceester 23 bFe 1921 to James Henry Wakeman Best J.P. and Montague Charles Harry Taylor J.P. gentelmen effects 14179 lbs 7s 2d.

335. John Beddoe (Elizabeth Woodyatt , George , John , John , George , Thomas , John , Richard , Richard ) was christened on 17 Jun 1790 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. He died on 10 Nov 1870 in Hereford,Herefordshire,England.

1. free bmd, Hereford district, age 80. Dec Qtr 1870

9 mar 1872 the will of John Beddoe of Heyford Cottage near Weedon in co. of Northampton but late of the City of Hereford, gentleman who died 10 Nov 1870 at the said City was proved at Hereford by Henry Child Beddow of the said City gentleman the son the sole executor effects under 200 £

John married Emma Child on 14 Jan 1824 in Old Swinford,Worcestershire,England. Emma was born in 1798 in Wribbenhall,Worcestershire,England.

They had the following children:

+ 457 M i Henry Child Beddoe
+ 458 M ii John Beddoe
  459 F iii Mary Elizabeth Beddoe was christened on 6 Apr 1828 in Ribbesford,Worcestershire,England.
  460 M iv George Beddoe was born about 1830 in Ribbesford,Worcestershire,England.
+ 461 F v Emma Beddoe
  462 M vi Robert Beddoe was born about 1834 in Ribbesford,Worcestershire,England.
  463 F vii Sophia Beddoe was christened on 28 Aug 1836 in Ribbesford,Worcestershire,England. She died on 25 Feb 1916 in Nevendon Rectory near Wickford,Essex,England.

Sophia Beddoe of Nevendon Rectory near Wickford Essex spinster died 25 Feb 1916 Probate London3 Nov to
Charles Brindley Beddoe solicitor effects 1458£ 0s 1d
+ 464 F viii Frances Ann Beddoe

337. William Beddoe (Elizabeth Woodyatt , George , John , John , George , Thomas , John , Richard , Richard ) was christened on 6 May 1793 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.

a William Beddoe married Elizabeth Skipp 14 Feb 1820 at Ledbury.

William married Elizabeth Skipp on 14 Feb 1820 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.

They had the following children:

+ 465 M i William Skipp Beddoe
  466 F ii Elizabeth Ann Beddoe was christened on 16 Oct 1822 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.
  467 M iii Thomas Beddoe was christened on 22 Mar 1825 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.
  468 F iv Ellen Beddoe was christened on 3 Jan 1829 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.

339. John Morris (Sarah Woodyatt , William , John , John , George , Thomas , John , Richard , Richard ) was christened on 9 Jun 1797 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. He died in Mar 1849 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England-.

1851 census, Ledbury
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary Morris 43 head widow laundress all born Ledbury
John Morris 17 son mason labourer
James Morris 15 son errand boy
Edward Morris 13 son errand boy
George Morris 11 son schol
Emily B Morris 8 daur scholar
Benjamin Morris 5 son scholar
Joseph Morris 4 son
Henry Morris 2 son

1861 census, Ledbury
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary Morris 50 widow all born ledbury
Edward Morris 23 son uinm labor railway
George Morris 21 son do
Emily Morris 19 daur gloveress
Henry Morris 16 son errand boy

1871 census, Ledbury
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary Morris 63 head chawoman Ledbury

John married Mary Hodges daughter of Benjamin Hodges and Sarah Williams on 7 Feb 1831 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. Mary was born on 21 Nov 1808 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. She was christened on 22 Nov 1808 in Ledbury,Herefordhsire,England. She died on 21 May 1900 in Worcester,Worcestershire,England.

They had the following children:

  469 M i William Morris was born on 10 Nov 1831 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. He was christened on 10 Nov 1831 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. He died on 16 Oct 1873 in Workhouse,Worcester,Worcestershire,England.
  470 M ii John Morris was born on 21 Aug 1833 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. He was christened on 21 Aug 1833 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England.

1. 1881 British Census 84 Bransford Rd Worcester St John Bedwardine, Worcester, England
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
John MORRIS Head M Male 46 Ledbury, Hereford, England Laborer On Railway
Sarah MORRIS Wife M Female 36 Worcester, England
Polly EMSON Niece U Female 15 Worcester, England Gloveress
Charles PRICE Lodger U Male 19 Hartlebury, Worcester, England Engine Cleaner
Priscilla JONES Visitor U Female 11 Worcester, England Scholar
Source Information:
Family History Library Film 1341698
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 2913 / 54
Page Number 4
        John married Sarah. Sarah was born in 1844 in Worcester,Worcestershire,England.
  471 M iii James Morris was born on 22 Aug 1835 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. He was christened on 22 Aug 1835 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England.
  472 M iv Edward Morris was born on 18 Dec 1837 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. He was christened on 18 Dec 1837 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England.
  473 M v George Morris was born on 20 Jun 1840 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. He was christened on 20 Jun 1840 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. He died after 1901.

1. 1881 British Census Homend St Ledbury, Hereford, England
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
George MORRIS Head M Male 40 Ledbury, Hereford, England Baker & Confectioner
Jane MORRIS Wife M Female 40 Ledbury, Hereford, England
Hannah SHAKESHEFF Mother In Law W Female 78 Ledbury, Hereford, England
William H. GODWIN Son M Male 29 Lugwardine, Hereford, England Bakers Assistant
Eliza GODWIN Wife (Of Son) M Female 21 Ledbury, Hereford, England
Fanny SHAKESHEFF Neice U Female 18 Ledbury, Hereford, England (Servant Dom)
Ernest A. GODWIN Stepson Male 5 Ledbury, Hereford, England Scholar
Henry F. GODWIN Stepson Male 2 Ledbury, Hereford, England
William R. PROSSER Lodger U Male 71 Little Coward, Hereford, England Gardener (D)
William CROSS Lodger U Male 32 Malvern, Worcester, England Bricklayers Labr
George THOMAS Lodger U Male 25 Stourport, Worcester, England Navey
Henry THOMAS Lodger Male 20 Stourport, Worcester, England Navey
Source Information:
Family History Library Film 1341622
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 2582 / 67
Page Number 38

This marriage is indexed in bmd as being that of George Morris Shakesheff
        George married Jane. Jane was born in 1840 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England.
+ 474 F vi Emily Backoffner Morris
  475 M vii Benjamin Morris was born on 26 Nov 1844 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. He died on 11 Nov 1857 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England.
  476 M viii Joseph Morris was born on 10 Dec 1846 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. He was christened on 18 Dec 1846 in Ledbury district,Herefordshire,England.
  477 M ix Charles Morris was born on 14 Feb 1849 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. He was christened on 14 Feb 1849 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. He died on 7 Jul 1850 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England.
+ 478 M x Henry Morris

342. William Patrick Woodyatt (William , William , John , John , George , Thomas , John , Richard , Richard ) was christened on 25 Mar 1812 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. He died on 5 Mar 1880 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.

1. GB Prin Prob Reg, FHL#32759 pt 153, 5 May 1880 William Patrick Woodyatt
late of Ledbury, accountant, will , who died 5 Mar 1880 at Ledbury proved
Hereford by William Frederick Ford of 27 Elgin st in Hereford, chemicst and
James Owen of Ledbury, accountant the executors
2. 1841 census, Homend Street, FHL#288818
William Woodyatt age 25 attorneys clerk Y
3. 1851 census,Homend Street,Ledbury,FHL#87376
William Patrick Woodyatt age 39 solicitor's writing clerk Ledbury
Ann do wife age 44 dressmaker do
Hannah do daur age 6 scholar do
John Charles do son age 4 do
Emma Smith apprentice age 13 dressmaker's apprentice Castle Morton
4. 1861 census, Homend Street,Ledbury,FHL#542871
William P. Woodyatt head age 49 solicitor's general clerk Ledbury
Ann do wife age 54 dressmaker do
Hannah do daur age 16 do do
John C. do son age 14 butcher do
5. 1871 census,Homend Street,Ledbury, FHL#835338
William P. Woodyatt head age 59 news agent Ledbury
Ann do daur age 64 do
Lucy Rethn servant age 15 Much Marcle
Ann Reese servant age 68 N.K.
6. 1881 census,Private,Ledbury,FHL#1341622
Ann Woodyatt head widow age 74 no occupation Ledbury
Jane Jones companion unmar age 31 Much Marcle
7. civ reg marriages,1841-4th Qtr,William Patrick Woodyatt,Ledbury,XXVI,246
8. death has not been found in civ reg in 1880.

William was not married (1) to Elizabeth Carter daughter of Thomas Carter and Sarah Parker. Elizabeth was born on 28 Mar 1811 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. She was christened on 8 Jan 1812 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. She died on 28 Sep 1889 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

They had the following children:

+ 479 F i Elizabeth Woodyatt or Carter

William married (2) Ann Mayall daughter of Joseph Mayall and Ann on 16 Dec 1841 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. Ann was christened on 9 Feb 1807 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. She died on 1 Jun 1897 in Homen-Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.

1. Also spelled Mayol
2. Great Britain Principal Probate Registry Index, FHL#32759 pt 246, Ann Woodyatt of Homend st, Ledbury, Herefordshire, widow died 1 Jun 1897 prob Hereford 20 Sep to james Owen solicitor's clerk.

William and Ann had the following children:

+ 480 F ii Hannah Woodyatt
  481 M iii John Charles Woodyatt was born on 29 May 1846 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.

1. went to Australia
2. civ reg births 1846-2nd Qtr,John Charles Woodyatt,Ledbury,XXVI,217

345. Susanna Woodyatt (George , William , John , John , George , Thomas , John , Richard , Richard ) was christened on 11 Mar 1804 in Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England. She died in Broad Street,Ross on Wye,Herefordshire,England. She was buried on 30 Oct 1875 in Ross on Wye,Herefordshire,England.

died age 70 years old.
Death registered Dec Qtr 1875 age 70 per free bmd


Batch #: C040802, Source Call #: 396232

Susanna married Henry Richardson on 4 Aug 1828 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. Henry was born about 1808 in Brimscombe,,Gloucestershire,England. He died on 9 Jan 1880 in Broad Street,Ross on Wye,Herefordshire,England. He was buried on 13 Jan 1880 in Ross on Wye,Herefordshire,England.

1. died aged 72 years death registered March 1880
2. 1871 census,
Piece: RG10/2686 Place: Ross -Herefordshire Enumeration District: 2 Civil Parish: Ross Ecclesiastical Parish: Hereford Folio: 82 Page: 20 Schedule: 115 Address: Broad St Surname First name(s) Rel Status Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
RICHARDSON Henry Head M M 60 Lock Smith Berkshire - Reading
RICHARDSON Susannah Wife M F 62 - London - Shoreditch
HILL Mary Dau M F 32 Milliner Herefordshire - Ledbury
HILL William M Sonlaw M M 31 Accountant Gloucestershire - Gloucester
RICHARDSON Henry Grnson - M 14 Scholar Herefordshire - Ross
HILL Mercer Grnson - M 9 Scholar Herefordshire - Ross
HILL Annie Grndau - F 3 - Herefordshire - Ross
3. last will and testament of Henry Richardson
This is the last will and testament of me Henry Richardson, Whitesmith, of the town of Ross in the county of Herefordshire this first day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy two, as follows. I give devise and bequeath my house in Broad Street, Ross and all my household furniture and effects ready money goods and chattels and all my other real and personal estate and effects unto my dear wife Susanna for her own absolute use and benefit according to the value and quality thereof respectively. Subject only to the payment of my just debts funerial and ????, expenses and the charges of proving and registering this my will. Should my dear wife survive me at her death my house then to be sold and the money to be equally divided between my four children, namely my daughter Annie, wife of Joseph Hill, my son George, My daughter Mary, wife of William Mercer Hill, my daughter Emma wife of Thomas D Baker, each one to receive an equal share. It is my wish that my daughter Mary’s share shall be paid to the said Mary Hill, her husband to have no power to receive any moneys whatever. It is my wish that each of my children herein named should give out of their share when received unto my grandson Henry George Richardson the sum of 5 pounds each to make up twenty pounds and I appoint my wife as sole executor of this my last will and testament to which I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy two.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us

Henry Richardson

Witnesses James Pritchard
Mary Pritchard

This is a Codicil to the last will and testament of me Henry Richardson, Whitesmith of the town of Ross, County of Hereford, which bears date the first day of January One thousand eight hundred and seventy two. Whereas by the said will I have appointed my wife Susanna Richardson sole executor and whereas the said Susanna Richardson having lately died I am desirous that James Pritchard, seedman of the town of Ross, county of Hereford shall be substituted as trustee and executor of my said will in the place if the said Susanna Richardson, now therefore I do hereby appoint the said James Pritchard to be one of the trustees and executors of my said will in the place of Susanna Richardson deceased, and I do hereby declare that my said will shall be …… and take affect throughout, and by this codicil I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne, wife of Joseph Hill the mahogany arm chair, also the pear tree dining table, the four post bedstead and feather bed and bolster and pair of blankets that are in my bedroom. Unto my son George, for his use for the term of his natural life, the eight day time piece, the mahogany bookstand, the pair of oil paintings, these things to be kept in good preservation and at the time of his death to be given up to his son Henry George Richardson and for his heirs fro ever. Unto my daughter Emma, wife of Thomas D Baker the light colour …. Round table also the sofa which stands in the sitting room also small bedstead and bed and bolster which are in my bedroom. Unto my two grandchildren William Mercer Hill and Annie Hill son and daughter of William Mercer Mercer Hill and Mary his wife all the remainder of my household furniture goods and chattels shop fixtures and stock in hand all for the use of my daughter Mary as long as she may live and the said William Mercer Hill her husband shall have no power to sell or convert into money anything I may leave my daughter Mary his wife her children and in all respects I do confirm my said will. In witness my hand and seal this eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy five

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us


Henry Richardson

Witnesses John Morgan
Mary Pritchard

Affidavit of due execution of codicil filed

Proved at Hereford with a codicil thereto on the 15th day of March 1880 by the oath of James Pritchard the sole executor named in the said codicil to whom administration was granted

The testator Henry Richardson was late of Ross in the county of Hereford Whitesmith and died in the 9th day of January 1880 at Ross aforesaid.

Under £20

The executor

Henry and Susanna had the following children:

  482 F i Ann Richardson was born in Homend,Ledbury,Herefordshire,England. She was christened on 17 Jun 1829 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.
        Ann married Joseph Hill.
+ 483 M ii George Woodyatt Richardson
+ 484 F iii Mary Florence Richardson
  485 F iv Hannah Richardson was born in Broad Mead Terrace,Wolverhampton,Staffordshire,England. She was christened on 31 Mar 1837 in Ross on Wye,Herefordshire,England.
+ 486 F v Emma Richardson
  487 M vi William H. Richardson was born in 1849/1850 in Ross,Herefordshire,England.

348. John Woodyatt (Francis , William , John , John , George , Thomas , John , Richard , Richard ) was christened on 13 Dec 1805 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.

1. 1841 Census Ledbury,Bye Street,FHL#87376
John Woodyatt 30 ag lab Y
Harriet do 25 N
Ellinor do 5 N
Mary Ann do 3 N
Elizabeth do 1 Y
Francis do 60 ag lab Y
2. 1851 Census Ledbury,Bye Street,FHL#542871
John Woodyatt head 45 brickmakers lab Ledbury
Harriet do wife 33 Broadway
Mary Ann do dau 13 Cheltenham
Elizabeth do daur 11 Ledbury
John do son 9 do
George do son 7 do
Hannah do dau 2 do
Francis do father 74 widower ag lab Ledbury
3. 1861 Census Ledbury,Bye Street,FHL#542871
John Woodyatt head age 54 Ledbury
Harriet do wife 50 Broadway
Ellen do dau 25 unmar Cheltenham
Mary A do dau 23 unmar do
Eliz th do dau 21 unmar Ledbury
John do son 19 do
George do son 17 do
Hannah do dau 12 do
Charles do son 10 do
4. 1871 Census Ledbury,Bye Street,FHL#835338
John Woodyatt head 60 ag lab Ledbury
Harriet do wife 56 do
Hannah do dau unmar 22 serv do
Charles do son unmar 20 ag lab do
5. 1881 Census Ledbury,Bye Street, FHL1341622
John Woodyatt head 70 Ledbury
Harriet do wife 67 Broadway
Hannah do dau 30 unmar Ledbury
6. civ reg births,1851-2, Charles Woodyatt,Ledbury,26,220
7. civ reg births,1849-1, Hannah Woodyatt,Ledbury,XXVI,205
8. civ reg births,1844-3, George Woodyatt,Ledbury,XXVI,180
9. Ledbury Par Reg, chr 13 Dec 1805 John s/o Francis & Ann Woodyatt

John married Harriet Grinnell. Harriet was born in 1811/1815 in Broadway, Worcestershire, England. She died in 1884 in Ledbury District, Herefordshire, England.

1. civ reg deaths 1884, Ledbury dist

John and Harriet had the following children:

  488 F i Ellen Woodyatt was born in 1836 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.

1. 1851 census,Homend Street,Ledbury,FHL13672 pt 71
Ellen Woodyatt, unmar, age 15 servant Cheltenham
+ 489 F ii Mary Ann Woodyatt
+ 490 F iii Elizabeth Woodyatt
  491 M iv John Woodyatt was christened on 18 Feb 1842 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.

1871 census at Lazonby,Cumberland
John Woodyatt lodger unmar age 29 miner Herefordshire

1881 census at Godstone, Surrey, Hut Chaldons Common
John Woodyatt age 38 head railway lab born Ledbury
Ellen do age 28 wife Wickham, Buckinghamshire
Matilda Price age 4 niece scholar Old Ford,Mdsx
James Dunning uncle age 68 widwr Taunton,Somerset
also taken at Woldingham (census taken twice, duplicate)
        John married Ellen Dunning in Sep 1872 in E.Ward District,Westmoreland,England. Ellen was born in 1851 in Wickham, Buckinghamshire, England.
  492 M v George Woodyatt was christened on 15 Jul 1844 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.
  493 F vi Hannah Woodyatt was christened on 24 Dec 1848 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. She died in 1891 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.

1. unmarried in 1881 and living with parents on Bye St, Ledbury
2. civ reg deaths 1890, age 39.
  494 M vii Charles Woodyatt was christened on 11 May 1851 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. He was buried on 27 Mar 1881 in Ledbury,Herefordshire,England.

Charles Woodyatt, age 29 of Bye Street, bur 27 Mar 1881 Ledbury

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