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THE SHIPPS

notes by Liz & John Partington

 

INTRODUCTION

At the end of the nineteenth century there were about fifteen hundred individuals in Great Britain surnamed ‘Shipp’, the majority of whom were in East Anglia.  A second, smaller, concentration of the name occurs to the north-east of Bristol, in the Gloucestershire villages of Yate, Iron Acton etc – and it is from these ‘Shipps’ that we are descended.

 

DANIEL SHIPP OF YATE  (1633 - 1711)

Our earliest definitely-known Shipp ancestor is Daniel of Yate, born in 1633/4 (and likely to be the son of William and grandson of William Shipp & Elizabeth Brabun of Doynton, a village six miles south of Yate – fuller details in the Appendix at the end of these notes).  He married Grace (surname unknown, born in about 1652), and had at least four children:  Joseph, baptized in 1675, Daniel born in about 1680, William and Sarah (details below).  Daniel, who is recorded as churchwarden in Yate in 1675, 1696 and 1700, died there on 22 August 1711, “aged seventy-seven” and was buried two days later.  In his will of March 1709/10 he had bequeathed £5 each to sons William and Daniel and daughter Sarah Pagler, smaller sums to daughter-in-law Martha Lydgett and grandchildren Thomas and Mary Shipp, and “all the Rest of my goods Chatells debts and Temparall Inioyments Whatsoever nott yett Bequethed I doo give and bequeth unto my Wife Grass Shipp and doo Maik har sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament ...”.  He ‘signed’ the will with his mark.  An inventory of his “goods Cattles Chattels Rights and Creditts” totalled £339-11-0, of which the most valuable of twenty-four items were thirty-six cows (£108), thirteen ricks of hay, a hay-stack, and hay in the barn (£62), forty hundreds of cheese (£45), “ready money in the house” (£25-16-0) and money due (£21-15-0).   His widow Grace died in October 1724, and was buried with Daniel in the Shipp vault at St Mary’s, Yate.

 

THE CHILDREN OF DANIEL  (1633 - 1711)

Daniel’s first child, Sarah, was baptized in Yate on 16 June 1666.  She married a Mr Pagler, and was alive in 1710, being bequeathed five pounds in her father’s will.

Daniel’s second child, Joseph, was baptized in Yate on 7 December 1675.  He is not named along with his brothers William and Daniel in his father’s will of March 1710, and so had presumably died before then.

Daniel’s third child, William, was born, presumably in Yate, in 1678/9.  He moved to Wapley & Codrington (parishes two miles south and southeast of Yate), where he married Mary Hignell (born in about 1674, apparently in Old Sodbury) on 21 March 1709 and settled.  They had several children: Joseph, William, Samuel, Grace, and perhaps Thomas (details below). William’s will of March 1737 (signed with a mark) gives £50 each to William and Grace, £10 to Joseph, a guinea each to granddaughters Mary and Betty, and the residue to his wife Mary.  He died on 16 March 1737, aged fifty-eight, and was buried at Wapley on the following day.  Mary survived her husband by three months and died on 1 July, aged sixty-three;  she was buried at Wapley four days later.  Her will of 22 June 1737 (signed with a mark) gave to son Joseph £100, two heifers, a “little sow pigg”, her second-best bed, sundry dishes, blankets & linens (including “five diaper napkins”) and saddle & harness;  to granddaughters Mary and Betty £20 each “to be put at interest until they reach twenty-one”, together with six pewter dishes and other serving-ware and gold rings;  to a servant a linen suit and other items;  and to daughter Grace Shipp (executrix) the residue of her estate.

Daniel’s fourth child, Daniel, was born in 1680/1 and baptized on 11 May 1683.  He was recorded as ‘husbandman’ and then ‘yeoman’ of Court Farm, Yate.  He married three times:  first, on 28 August 1704 in Yate, Mary Higgs (born in about 1681, “of Horton” when she married Daniel);  she died on 3 September 1712, aged thirty-one.  Secondly, on 16 March 1713 in Yate, Elizabeth Pinkett (baptized on 31 December 1688, the daughter of Henry and Catherine née Worrell;  brought up in Wickwar and was “of Wickwar” when she married Daniel);  she was buried at Yate on 11 September 1717.   Thirdly, on 18 March 1719 at Wapley & Codrington, Sarah Ford (“of this parish” when she married Daniel, born in 1691, the daughter of William and Elizabeth).  Sarah was buried on 2 October 1733 at Yate.  With this three wives he had twelve children:  from his first marriage, Mary in 1705, Jane in 1707, William in 1709 and Sarah in 1710;  from his second, Sarah in about 1714 and Daniel in about 1715;  and from his third, Elizabeth in 1719/20, Rachel in 1721, William in 1722, Joseph in about 1723, Thomas in 1727 and Robert in 1731.  (Details of all the children are below.)  Daniel died on 16 August 1746, and was buried two days later in the Shipp family vault at St Mary’s, Yate, with his three wives.

 

THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM  (1678/9 - 1737)

William’s first child was apparently Thomas, mentioned in his grandfather’s will of 1710.  He seems to have been dead by 1736.

William’s second child, Joseph, was baptized in Wapley & Codrington on 28 April 1710.  Later he moved to Yate, perhaps (since he was eldest surviving son of the eldest surviving son) to inherit the farm of grandparents Daniel & Grace there.  He married Hannah (surname unknown, born 1716/7), with whom he had eleven children:  Mary baptized in 1735, Betty in 1737, Grace, Sarah in 1740, William, Samuel in 1745, another Sarah in 1746, another Samuel, Hannah, Joseph and finally Daniel in 1758 (details below).   Joseph senior died on 7 August 1767, aged fifty-seven, and was buried in Yate two days later.  Hannah died on 31 May 1791, aged seventy-four, and was also buried in Yate.

William’s third child, another William, was baptized in Wapley and Codrington on 9 November 1711.  His burial is recorded there on 26 March 1737 (one week after his father’s burial), apparently still unmarried.

William’s fourth child, Samuel, was baptized on 8 October 1714 in Wapley & Codrington.  He was apparently no longer alive when his parents wrote their wills in 1736/7.

William’s fifth child, Grace, was baptized on 29 March 1717.  She married Charles Osborne (“of West Littleton”) in Wapley on 23 February 1738, and had ten children:  William, born in 1740;  Nathaniel;   Charles, born in 1742 and died that same year;  Charles, born in 1743;   Grace, born in 1746 and died in 1749;  Joseph, born in 1748/9;  Daniel in 1749;  Samuel in 1752;  Mary in 1756;  and Grace in 1759.  Grace senior was buried on 4 November 1785, still in Wapley.  Charles was buried there on 17 February 1791.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH  (1710 - 1767)

Joseph’s first child, Mary, was baptized on 25 April 1735, and his second, Betty, on 4 February 1737.

Joseph’s third child, Grace, was baptized in Yate on 20 June 1739.  She is very probably the Grace Shipp who married Joseph Gaunt, a carpenter of Yate, there on 18 April 1762.

Joseph’s fourth child, Sarah, was baptized in Yate on 10 December 1740, and buried there on 9 April 1744.

Joseph’s fifth child, William, was baptized on 29 August 1742 in Yate.  On 5 May 1767 he married Rachel Pullen there.  The couple had five children, all baptized in the village:  Grace in 1767, Joseph in 1768, Daniel in 1770, James in about 1173 and Mary in about 1775 (details below).  Rachel was buried on 7 December 1800, still in Yate;  William was buried there on 15 May 1825, “aged eighty-six”.

Joseph’s sixth child, Samuel, was baptized in Yate on 4 August 1745 and buried there on Christmas Day that same year;  his seventh, another Sarah, was baptized in Yate on 22 November 1746 and buried there just three days later.

Joseph’s eighth child, another Samuel, was baptized in Yate on 23 July 1749 in Yate.  He farmed there, and married twice. His first wife, whom he married on 6 October 1777, was Christian(a) Cox (born 1756/7), with whom he had six children:  John, Edmund, William, Samuel, another Edmund and Daniel.  Christian died on 30 January 1792, aged thirty-five, whereupon Samuel apparently married Hannah Wiltshire (daughter of Samuel and Ann, baptized in Yate in July 1764), with whom he had a daughter, ‘Christian’ (details of all the children are below).  Samuel’s burial is recorded in Yate on 21 July 1812;  Hannah was buried there on 2 April 1843, aged seventy-eight.

Joseph’s ninth child, Hannah, was baptized on 10 August 1752 in Yate.  She is probably the Hannah Shipp who married Richard Simmons, a feltmaker of Yate, on 12 July 1781.

Joseph’s tenth child, Joseph, was baptized at Yate on 10 August 1755.  On 22 August 1779 he married Hannah Carter (baptized at Wapley on 17 September 1752, daughter of Henry and Mary) at Wapley.  The couple had eight children:  Mary baptized in 1780, Grace in 1781, Sarah in 1783, Hannah in 1784, Joseph in 1786, Ann in 1788, William in 1789, and Samuel in 1790 (details below).  Joseph was buried at Wapley on 16 July 1806;   Hannah was still alive in 1829 when she added a codicil to her will of six years earlier.

Joseph’s eleventh child, Daniel, was baptized in Yate on 5 February 1758 and buried there on 10 January 1760.

 

THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM  (c. 1742 - 1825)

William’s first child, Grace was baptized in Yate on 19 July 1767.  She married Daniel Warren of Yate there on 11 April 1790;  the couple had six children, all baptized in the village:  William in 1791, Daniel in 1793, Ann in 1794, George in 1796, Mary in 1801 and Jacob in 1802.  Grace was buried in Yate on 26 March 1802 – the same day that her youngest child was baptized.

William’s second child, Joseph, was born in 1768 and baptized in Yate on 13 November.  A “labourer” in Iron Acton, he married Rebecca Young (born in Wickwar 1771 and baptized there on 27 September 1772, the daughter of Joseph and Betty née Tanner) at Wickwar on 3 Sep 1791.   They had twelve children, all baptized at Yate:  Betty in 1792, Mary Ann in 1794, William in 1795, Daniel in about 1798, Rebecca in 1800, Grace in 1802, Rachel in about 1804, Joseph in 1805/6, Robert in 1808, Ann in 1811, John in 1814 and Samuel in about 1817 (details below).  Joseph was buried at Yate on 11 July 1816, aged forty-seven.  In 1841 Rebecca was living at Yate Rocks, Iron Acton;  her son Samuel was with her.  She died, still at Yate, of heart disease on 16 February 1851, aged seventy-nine.

William’s third child, Daniel, was baptized in Yate on 5 August 1770 and buried there on 19 June 1783.

William’s fourth child, James, was buried in Yate on 27 May 1774.

William’s fifth child, Mary, was baptized on 4 June 1775.   She married William Sargent (son of Robert and Elizabeth, baptized on 7 October 1764 in Yate) in Yate on 23 June 1796.  The couple had a daughter, Betty, in May 1798.  Mary herself died that same year, being buried in Yate on 28 October.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH (1768 - 1816)

Joseph’s first child, Betty, was baptized on 29 April 1792, and his second, Mary Ann, on 23 February 1794, both in Yate.  Nothing further is known of them.

Joseph’s third child, William, was baptized in Yate on 27 December 1795.  A labourer “of Chipping Sodbury”, he married Mary Anne (surname unknown).  William and Mary Anne had seven children baptized in Chipping Sodbury:  Samuel in 1819, Elizabeth in 1824, Joseph in 1827, Robert born in 1829, Rachel baptized in 1831, Sarah in 1833, and Mary Anne in 1838 (details below).  William was buried in Chipping Sodbury on 20 December 1835, aged forty.  In 1841 Mary, aged forty, was a laundress living on Horse Street in Chipping Sodbury;  she was probably the “poor woman” buried on 4 December 1845.

Joseph’s fourth child, Daniel, was born in 1798 and baptized in Yate on 27 May of that year.  He married Sarah (surname unknown, born 1806/7 in Yate), with whom he had at least one child, Joseph, born in about 1833.  Daniel was recorded as a labourer “of Yate” but apparently lived in Iron Acton.  His burial was registered at Yate (he died on 28 April 1869, aged seventy-one) and Sarah’s likewise (she died on 2 May 1880 aged seventy-three).

Joseph’s fifth child, Rebecca, was baptized in Yate on 25 May 1800.  On 10 September 1816, described as a “spinster”, she had a son, Thomas Shipp, baptized at Yate:  the father was a servant, William Vizard, who in 1819 paid £20 “in exoneration”.   (Details of Thomas are below.)  What became of Rebecca after that is not yet clear:  possibly she was the “Rebecca Ship” who married Edward Turner at St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, in 1832.

Joseph’s sixth child, Grace, was born in 1802, and baptized in Yate on 9 May that year.  She married James Harper, a farm labourer, on 28 August 1820 in Yate.  The couple had nine children, all baptized in Yate:  Joseph Shipp in 1821, William in 1823, Mary Ann in 1828, John in 1831, Rebecca in 1833, Mary in 1835, James in 1836, Kezia in 1839 and Elizabeth in 1842.  In 1841 the census recorded Grace staying with her sister Ann.  Thirty years later she was living at Yate Rocks, recorded as a ‘nurse’;  in the following two censuses she was still living there, with her daughter Mary Ann, and still a nurse.  James died in 1875.  Grace was buried in Yate on 8 January 1896, aged ninety-three.

Joseph’s seventh child, Rachel, was baptized in Yate on 24 June 1804.  She married Robert Hulands (born in 1797 in Wapley & Codrington), a labourer of Yate and later Old Sodbury, on 3 May 1828 in Yate.  The couple had seven children:  Joseph in 1829, Isaac in 1831, Robert Shipp in 1837, Rebecca in 1840, John in 1843, Samuel Shipp in 1846 and William in 1849.  The 1851 census recorded the family in Old Sodbury; twenty years later they were still there, at Common End.   Rachel was buried on 30 May 1876.  In 1881 Robert was living with his son John at Harwood Common, Old Sodbury.  He died two years later, on 1 April, and was buried, still in Old Sodbury, five days later.

.Joseph’s eighth child, Joseph, was born in 1805/6 and baptized on 25 January 1807.  He was a ‘dealer’, and in 1851 a farmer of seventeen acres at Goose Green, Yate.  He married Ruth Cox, with whom he had five children:  William born in 1834, Ann in 1838, Thomas in 1840, Rebecca in 1844 and Joseph in 1846 (details below).  In 1851 the family were in Yate, while in 1861 Joseph and Ruth were living in Partridge.  Joseph was buried on 1 February 1871, aged sixty-five, and Ruth on 24 March 1892, aged eighty-seven, both in Yate.

Joseph’s ninth child, Robert, was baptized on 6 December 1808.  On 8 April 1838 he married Elizabeth Pullen (born 1811/2 in Horton, the daughter of William, apparently known as ‘Eliza’).   The couple lived at Yate Rocks, and then Goose Green, and had four children:   Thomas born in 1838, Joseph in 1840, William in 1845 and Rebecca in 1847 (details below).  In 1881 Robert, by now a widower, was living again at Yate Rocks, and working as a farm labourer.  He died in 1889.

Joseph’s tenth child, Ann, was born in Yate in 1811 and baptized there on 10 March.  In 1839 she married James Holloway, and had eight children – Mary, born in about 1841; Jane in about 1843; Rebecca Shipp in 1844; Ann in about 1846; James in about 1848; Benjamin in about 1850; William in about 1852; and Kate in about 1853.  Ann died in 1867 and James in 1884.

Joseph’s eleventh child, John, was baptized on 18 September 1814.  Nothing further is known of him.

Joseph’s twelfth child, Samuel, was born in Yate in 1817.  In 1841 he was living there with his mother, and working as a labourer.  He married Elizabeth Downes (daughter of James & Ann Downes of Yate, born 12 August 1825 in Iron Acton and baptized there on 11 September) in Yate in April 1846, and the couple had a son, Joseph, that same year.  In 1849 the young family sailed on the Courier from Liverpool for Australia, arriving on 11 September as ‘assisted immigrants’;  another son, Samuel, had been born during the voyage.  In Australia they had seven further children:  Sarah Anne born in 1850, Mary in 1853, Samuel James in 1856, Rachel in about 1859, John in 1862, William in 1864 and Mary Grace in 1866.  (Details of all the children are below.)   Samuel died on 30 March 1866 in Dog Trap Creek, Buninyong, Victoria.

 

THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM  (1795 - 1835)

William’s first child, Samuel, was baptized in Chipping Sodbury on 19 May 1819.  A farm labourer, he married Mary A (surname unknown, born in Chipping Sodbury 1822/3).  The 1851 census records the couple with two children – Thomas born in Chipping Sodbury in 1844/5, and Elizabeth born there in 1849/50.  Samuel was described as an Agricultural Labourer and Mary as a ‘charwoman’.

William’s second child, Elizabeth, was baptized in Chipping Sodbury in 1824.  In 1841 she was still there, living in Horse Street.

William’s third child, Joseph, was baptized in Chipping Sodbury on 8 July 1827.  He died just two years later.

William’s fourth child, Robert, was born in 1829 and died the following year.

William’s fifth child, Rachel, was baptized in Chipping Sodbury on 14 January 1831;  and his sixth, Sarah, was baptized there on 24 November 1833.   In 1841 they were still living there, in Horse Street.

William’s seventh child, Mary Anne, was baptized in Chipping Sodbury on 27 March 1836.  Recorded there in the census five years later, she died in 1843, being buried on 2 March.

 

THE CHILDREN OF REBECCA (c. 1800 - aft. 1817)

Rebecca’s son Thomas was baptized at Yate on 10 September 1816.  He married Ann Gingell (born 1818/9 in St George’s, Gloucester) on 9 April 1840 in Old Sodbury, where the following year’s census found them:  Thomas was a “labourer”.  They had four children:   Elizabeth Ann born in 1841, Mary Gingell in 1842/3, William Vizard in 1845/6 and (after moving to Westbury-on-Trym) Charlotte Mitchell in about 1848 (details below).  Thomas was dead by 1871.  In 1881 Ann (described as ‘Hannah’, an annuitant) was living with Elizabeth and family in Westbury-on-Trym.

 

THE CHILDREN OF THOMAS (1816 - bef. 1882)

Thomas’ first child, Elizabeth Ann, was born in Old Sodbury in early 1841.  She married Henry Higgs (a widower, son of William, born in Westbury-on-Trym in 1840/1), and had two children:  Flora A born in 1868/9 and Alice M in 1870/1.  In 1881 the family were living at 6 Eastfield Terrace, Westbury-on-Trym:  Henry was working as a “painter and glazier”.

Thomas’ second child, Mary Gingell, was born in 1842/3.   On 23 October 1870 she married William Cambridge Griffiths at St Michael’s, Bristol.

Thomas’ third child, William Vizard, was born in Little Sodbury in 1845.  In 1851 he was with his uncle James Gingell in Iron Acton.   Nothing further is known of him.

Thomas’ fourth child, Charlotte Mitchell, was baptized at Westbury-on-Trym on 23 November 1848.  On 21 September 1873 she married George Benco Stevens (born 1845/6, the son of William Parker Stevens) at St George’s, Bristol.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH (1805/6 - 1871)

Joseph’s first child, William, was born in Old Sodbury in 1834/5;  his second, Ann, in Yate in 1838/9;  his third, Thomas, in Yate in 1840/1;  and his fourth, Rebecca, in Yate in 1844/5.  All were recorded at home with their parents by the 1851 census.

Joseph’s fifth child, Joseph, was born in Yate in 1846.   In 1851 the census recorded him at home in Yate with his family.  A labourer, living at Engine Common, Yate, he married Sarah Ann (surname unknown) and had a son, William, in about May 1870.  In 1881 the three of them were living at Engine Common, Yate:  Joseph was working as a farm labourer.

 

THE CHILDREN OF ROBERT  (1808 - 1889)

Robert’s first child, Thomas, was born in Yate in 1838/9.   He married Ann Fletcher in 1859, but she was dead by 1861.  He subsequently married Martha (surname unknown, born 1838/9 in Winterbourne, Glos), by whom he had at least six children, all born in Mangotsfield:  Charles in 1863/4, Albert in 1868/9, Henry in 1870/1, George in 1872/3, Sidney in 1864/5 and Elizabeth in 1877/8.  In 1881 the family was living at Viney Green, Mangotsfield;  Thomas was working as a coalminer.

Robert’s second child, Joseph, was born in Yate in 1840.   He lived in Soundwell, where his first two children were born, and then in Shortwood, where the next four were born, and by 1881 in Pucklechurch, where he was recorded as a “general labourer”, living with his thirty-nine year old wife Ruth (maiden name unknown, born 1841/2 in Yate) and six children:  Colin born in 1869/70, Herbert in 1871/2, Rufus in 1873/4, Edith in 1875/6, James in 1877/8 and Leonard J in 1880.

Robert’s third child, William, was born in 1845.  The 1851 and 1861 censuses record him with his parents in Yate, latterly working as a farm labourer.  Nothing further is known of him.

Robert’s fourth child, Rebecca, was born in Yate in 1847.   In 1866 she married George Shellard (born 1845), a labourer of Yate.  They had two daughters, Annie born in 1869/70 and Laura in 1870/1, but George died in 1871.   Rebecca then married Charles Jones in 1874, and in 1881 was recorded with him and four further children – Alfred born in 1870/1, Percy in 1876/7, Edith in 1877/9 and Bertha in 1879/80 – at 39 Parkfield Ranks in Pucklechurch;  Charles was working as a fireman.

 

THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL  (c. 1817 - 1866)

Samuel’s first child, Joseph (‘Joe’), was born in Yate on 31 December 1846 and baptized there on 7 January the following year.  After emigrating to Australia with his parents, he worked as miner.

Samuel’s second child, Samuel, was born on the Courier as it sailed to Australia in September 1849.  He died the following 30 January, and was buried at St James’ Melbourne.

Samuel’s third child, Sarah Anne (‘Annie’), was born in Gardiner’s Creek, Victoria, Australia on 8 November 1850 and baptized on 1 August 1852 at St James’ Melbourne.  She married William Langbridge (born c.1844 in Sydney NSW, son of George Langbridge and Maria née Holman), a “sawyer and railway employee” on 13 March 1871 in Buninyong.  They had eight children:   Elizabeth Maria born in 1872, Mary Jane in 1875, Emma Louise in 1877, Grace Ann in 1879, Emmaline in 1881, Samuel George Cuthbert in 1883, Frederick William in 1886 and Sarah Gertrude in 1891.

Samuel’s fourth child, Mary, was born in Prahan, Victoria on 4 April 1853, and was baptized at St James’ Melbourne on 10 November.  She died in Ross Creek on 9 April 1862 and was buried at Buninyong Cemetery the following day.

Samuel’s fifth child, Samuel James, was born in Gardiner’s Creek, Victoria on 12 April 1856.  He worked as a coalminer. On 7 January 1903 he married Elizabeth Ann Fellows (born 1876 in Lambton, daughter of Enoch Fellows and Susanna née Hunter) in Lambton, Newcastle.

Samuel’s sixth child, Rachel, was born in Buninyong, Victoria in 1859.  On 31 July 1878 she had an illegitimate daughter, Amelia, born in Lambton, Newcastle (details below).   On 16 December 1880, still in Lambton, she married Thomas Gales (son of Thomas Gales and Mary), by whom she had eight further children:  Elizabeth Mary born in 1881, Joseph W in 1884, Cuthbert Reaveley in 1887, another Cuthbert in 1888, Samuel George in 1890, Robert James in 1893, Margaret A in 1896 and Thomas Albert in 1899.

Samuel’s seventh child, John (known as ‘Jack’, or ‘Valentine’), was born in Buninyong, Victoria on 14 February 1862.  On 9 July 1883 he married Agnes Ann Davies (born 11 April 1863 in Borehole, Newcastle, the daughter of Enoch Davies and Catherine née Williamson) in Lambton, Newcastle.  the couple had four children:  Florence Grace born on 13 February1884, a second child (name unknown) who died in infancy, Joseph Simeon on 31 August 1888 and Ivy Myrtle on 29 May 1891.  John worked as a coalminer, and was recorded in 1903 living with Agnes in Colloroy Road, New Lambton.

Samuel’s eighth child, William (‘Bill’), was born at Dog Trap Creek, Buninyong, Victoria on 9 November 1864.   He married Martha Fryer Sample (born c. 1870, daughter of Martha) on 16 July 1889 in Lambton, Newcastle, and had seven children:  William Sample born in 1890, Muriel and Olive in 1891, Eleanor Adeline in 1892, James Samuel in 1894, Alma Esmeralda in 1899 and one other (details below).

Samuel’s ninth child, Mary Grace, was born at Dog Trap Creek, Buninyong, Victoria on 10 September 1866.  She married a coalminer, Abraham Hubbuck (born 15 August 1865 in Lambton, the son of John Hubbuck and Mary née Gray), on 20 November 1888 in Lambton, Newcastle and had five children:  Abraham Gray born in 1890, Elizabeth Downs in 1892, Mary Vera in 1895, John Cuthbert (‘Jack’) in 1895 and William Albert in 1900.

 

THE CHILDREN OF RACHEL (1859 - )

Rachel’s daughter Amelia was born in Lambton, Newcastle, NSW, on 31 July 1878.  In 1900 she married Ralph Elliott Watson there, by whom she had seven children.

Rachel’s other children were born after her marriage, and were surnamed ‘Gales’.

 

THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM (1864 - )

William’s first child, William Sample, was born in Lambton, Newcastle, NSW on 14 April 1890.

William’s second and third children, twins Muriel and Olive, were born in Lambton, Newcastle on 10 November 1891.  They both died the following day.

William’s fourth child, Eleanor Adeline, was born in Lambton, Newcastle on 25 September 1892.  She died on 8 July the following year.

William’s fifth child, James Samuel, was born in Lambton, Newcastle on 14 April 1894 and died there two years later.

William’s sixth child, Alma Esmeralda, was born in West Wallsend, Newcastle on 13 July 1899.

 

THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL  (c. 1749 - 1812)

Samuel’s first child by his first marriage, John, was baptized on 1 January 1778.  An agricultural worker in Yate, he married Ann Gifford (born 1779/80) on 5 December 1805.  They had five children, all baptized in Yate: Robert in 1806, John in 1809, William in 1811, Daniel in 1813 and John in 1818 (details below).  In 1851 John and Ann were living on the Sodbury Road in Yate with their son Robert; John was described as a ‘pauper’.  He was buried on 22 January 1852, aged seventy-four.

Samuel’s second child by his first marriage, Edmund, was baptized on 23 June 1780.  He was a a “general labourer”, and lived at Eggshill Common, Yate.  In 1851 and 1861 he was living with Henrietta Batt (née Neale), the mother of several of his children:  Edwin Shipp born in about 1810, John Shipp Batt baptized in 1818, William Shipp Batt in 1820 and Sarah Shipp Batt in 1825 (details below).  Henrietta was technically married to James Batt, a labourer, but the marriage was clearly unsatisfactory:  her grandfather in his will of 1804 had specified that certain money should pass “into the proper hands of Henrietta Batt, apart and distinct from her ... husband, and not ... be subject or liable to his debts, control or engagements”.   However it wasn’t until 1861 that James died, whereupon Henrietta and Edmund married, on 10 September.  Edmund died in 1866, aged eighty-six and Henrietta in 1868, aged seventy-nine;  both were buried in Yate.

Samuel’s third child by his first marriage, William, married Elizabeth Wigg (born in about 1781).  They had nine children:   John born in 1803, Jane Wigg in 1804, Isaac Wigg in 1806, Chistiana in 1808, Hanna Maria in 1810, Elizabeth in 1811, Samuel in 1814, Joseph in 1816 and Sarah Ann in 1818 (details below).  At the time of Hanna Maria’s wedding, William was recorded as a baker.  He died in 1844, and seven years later Elizabeth was living in the High Street, Chipping Sodbury with her granddaughter Susannah Wigg and her sister Ann Morgan (née Wigg).

Samuel’s fourth child by his first marriage, Samuel, was born on 7 May 1786 and baptized in Yate on 8 October of that year.  On 2 February 1813 Sam, a farmer, married Sarah Neale in Yate.  They had five children, all baptized in Yate:  Robert Neale born in 1813, John in 1815, Martin in 1816, Sarah Ann in 1819 and Henry Neale in 1823 (details below).  Sarah died on 9 January 1825 and Samuel on 18 October 1849 – “sudden death by the visitation of God” – and both were buried at Yate. Sarah had kept records of the family in a prayer book, in which her son Martin subsequently recorded his parents’ deaths: “Sarah Wife of Saml Shipp Died Jany 9 1825; Samuel Shipp Died Oct 18 1849; I hope they ar in heaven. Martin Shipp

Samuel’s fifth child by his first marriage, Daniel, was baptized on 11 October 1789 in Yate.  A farm labourer, he married Mary Ann Taylor (born in London in about 1779) on 20 June 1816 at St James’, Bristol.   They had three children – Thomas born in 1817, Caroline in 1818 and Henry in about 1819 (details below).  In 1841 Daniel, Mary Ann, and Caroline were living together in Yate, and ten years later 1851 Daniel, Mary Ann and ten-year old granddaughter Mary Ann were on the Sodbury Road in Yate;  Daniel was still an agricultural labourer.  Mary Ann died later that year, and was buried on 3 November, being recorded as a resident of the ‘Union House’ in the village.  Daniel himself had entered the workhouse sometime before 1871; he died there on 12 July 1874, aged eighty-six, and was buried two days later.

Samuel’s daughter by his second marriage was named Christian – the name of John=s first wife!  She was baptized in Yate on 2 September 1798 and married George Owen, a tailor of Yate (born in 1795 in Narbeth, Pembrokeshire), in Yate on 19 October 1818.  They had six children:  Sarah Shipp baptized in 1821, Owen in November 1823, Jane in August 1827, Hannah in September 1829, Samuel Shipp in December 1832 and Eliza in January 1836.  George Owen was co-tenant with Daniel Shipp in at least 1832-33.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOHN  (1777 - 1852)

John’s first child, Robert, was baptized in Yate on 16 March 1806.  A railway labourer, he married Hannah (or ‘Anna Maria’) Pulling in Little Sodbury on 17 January 1832.  The couple had five children, all baptized in Yate:  Ann in 1832, William in 1834, Daniel in 1837, William in 1841 and Mary in 1846 (details below).  In 1851 the family was living on Sodbury Road with Robert’s parents.  Twenty years later they were on Eggshill Common, working as grocers.  John died on 15 February 1880, aged seventy-four;  the following year Hannah was living at Eggshill Common, Yate, with a twelve-year old ‘boarder’, in fact her grandson, Albert Shipp.

John’s second child, John, was baptized in Yate on 5 October 1809 and buried there on 2 January the following year;  his third, William, was baptized there on 11 September 1811, and buried on 12 April the following year.   (In the register the parents of this William are “William & Ann Shipp”, but no such couple seems to exist in Yate at the time, and it is almost certainly a mistake for “John & Ann”.)

John’s fourth child, Daniel, was baptized in Yate on 6 June 1813.  He was buried on 1 November 1829, “aged sixteen”.

John’s fifth child, another John, was baptized in Yate on 10 January 1818 and buried there on 20 June, “aged six months”.

 

THE CHILDREN OF ROBERT (c. 1806 - 1880)

Robert’s first child, Ann, was baptized in Yate on 29 July 1832.  It is likely that she died in 1860.

Robert’s second child, William, was baptized in Yate on 10 August 1834, and buried there on 11 April 1836.

Robert’s third child, Daniel, was born in the summer of 1837 and baptized in Yate on 15 October.  In 1851, aged fifteen, he was living with his parents and grandparents.

Robert’s fourth child, another William, was baptized in Yate on 7 March 1841.  In 1861, aged twenty, William was a lodger in Bristol working as a railway plate-layer.  He married Martha (surname unknown, born 1840/1 in Old Sodbury), and in 1871 was a ‘journeyman-carpenter’ at The Barton in Yate with Martha and their two-year old son Albert.  Ten years later William and Martha were living in Yate village while Albert was with his grandmother at Eggshill Common.

Robert’s fifth child, Mary, was baptized in Yate on 7 June 1846.  She was buried there on 25 September the following year, “aged seventeen months”.

 

THE CHILDREN OF EDMUND  (c. 1780 - 1866)

Edmund’s first child with Henrietta Batt was Edwin (surnamed Shipp), born in about 1810, and recorded living with them in Yate in 1851 and 1861.  In 1881 he was living in the village with his sister Harriet, described as a “general labourer, unemployed”.  An Edwin was buried in Yate in 1891 “aged fifty-one” – but the age is probably mistaken.

Henrietta had her second child, Harriet, baptized on 11 May 1815, with the surname ‘Batt’.  Harriet apparently married William White, a farm labourer of Yate, and had sons William and ? in 1848 and 1850.  In 1881 the census records her as a widow, living in Yate with her brother Edwin and described as a ‘charwoman’.

Edmund and Henrietta’s third (?) child, John Shipp Batt, was born in Yate and baptized on 10 January 1818.  He later dropped the surname ‘Batt’.  He became a tailor (and innkeeper?), and in 1841 was living in the household of Charles Simms in Hawkesbury Upton.  He married Charles’ daughter Jane (born 1816/7 in Upton, Glos) in 1844 and had children Samuel John, baptized in 1844;   Harriet Simms, buried in 1847;  Jane Ashbee in 1851 and Sarah Ann, born in about 1857 (details below).  In 1851 the family were recorded in Hawkesbury:  John was working as a tailor.  Ten years later they were still there, with children Samuel John and Sarah Ann, and also Jane’s father Charles.  John died in 1870, being buried at Hawkesbury on 3 February 1870 “aged 52”.  The following year Jane was living in Front Street, Hawkesbury with her daughter Sarah Ann.  Two years later she married John’s first cousin Martin Shipp, and in 1881 was living with him at the Beaufort Inn on the High Street in Hawkesbury.

William Shipp Batt was baptized on 17 December 1820 and died in 1827.   Sarah Shipp Batt was baptized on 4 September 1825.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOHN (c. 1817 - aft. 1855)

John’s first child, Samuel John, was baptized at Hawkesbury on 20 October 1844 (with mother’s name wrongly recorded as ‘Ann’);  the 1851 census records him in Hawkesbury, a ‘scholar’.   Ten years later he was in Long Street, Hawkesbury Upton:  his name is given as ‘John’, and he was a “Pupil Teacher N. School”.  On 28 August 1869, by now a “National School Master” in Fenny Stratford, Bucks, he married fellow schoolteacher Mary Anne Knowles at St Martin’s, Fenny Stratford.   The couple had six children:  John William born in about 1873, Edith Annie in about 1875, Samuel Charles in about 1876, Frank Ernest in about 1878, Arthur James in 1880 and Ethel in about 1885 (details below).  By 1876 the family were living in Cowley, Oxford, where the 1881 census recorded them (at 51 Cowley Terrace).  Twenty years later Samuel & Mary were still living in Cowley, with children Edith, Samuel and Ethel:  Samuel was still working as a ‘schoolmaster’.  Mary died on 18 January 1926 and Samuel on 13 December the following year;  they were buried at Hawkesbury.

John’s second child, Harriet Simms, was buried, presumably in infancy, in 1847.

John’s third child, Jane Ashbee, was born in 1851.   She died in Upton Hawkesbury on 13 July 1851, aged five months, of “convulsions, twenty-four hours”.

John’s fourth child, Sarah Ann, was born in about 1856.   In 1861 she was with her parents in Long Street, Hawkesbury, and ten years later she was living with her widowed mother in Front Street.   She died, still in Hawkesbury, on 14 December 1874 of “organic disease of the stomach, six months ...”.

 

THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL JOHN  (1844 - )

Samuel John’s first child, John William, was born in Fenny Stratford, Bucks, in about 1873.  In 1881 he was living with his family at 51 Cowley Terrace, Oxford.  Nothing further is known about him.

Samuel John’s second child, Edith Annie, was born in St Albans in about 1873.  In 1881 she was living with her family at 51 Cowley Terrace, Oxford.  Twenty years later she was still there with her parents, working as an “assistant schoolmistress”.

Samuel John’s third child, Samuel Charles, was born in Cowley, Oxford, in about 1876.  In 1881 he was living there with his family, at 51 Cowley Terrace.  Twenty years later he was still there with his parents, working as a chef.

Samuel John’s fourth child, Frank Ernest, was born in Cowley, Oxford, in about 1878.  In 1881 he was living there with his family, at 51 Cowley Terrace.  Nothing further is known about him.

Samuel John’s fifth child, Arthur James, was born in Cowley, Oxford, in 1880.  The following year he was with his family at 51 Cowley Terrace.  Nothing further is known about him.

Samuel John’s sixth child, Ethel, was born in Cowley in about 1885.  In 1901 she was living with her family, a ‘scholar’.

 

THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM  (178? - aft. 1816)

William’s first child, John, was born in 1803.

William’s second child, Jane Wigg, was born on 16 October 1804 and baptized on 11 November that same year.  On 11 March 1829 in Chipping Sodbury she married Stephen Trotman of Chipping Sodbury.  They may have first lived in Codrington, two miles south of Chipping Sodbury.  They had at least three children – Thomas, born in about 1829, Elizabeth in 1832 and William baptized in 1833.  In 1832 they were living in Newport, Monmouthshire, twenty-five miles and a ferry-ride to the west.   Probably by late 1833 they were back in Chipping Sodbury, first on Rounceval Street and later Brook Street.  Stephen became a miller and baker, presumably working for his father-in-law, from whom he took over the mill by 1841.  Jane died on 4 January 1866 and Stephen on 9 October 1871;  they were buried at Chipping Sodbury Baptist Cemetery.

William’s third child, Isaac Wigg, was born in 1806.

William’s fourth child, Christiana, was born in Chipping Sodbury on 1 June 1808.  She was married twice.  First to Thomas Saunders, by whom she had three children:  Mary Ann born in about 1827, Joseph and William.   Thomas died in 1832, and shortly afterwards Christiana married William Samuel Tayler.  She had a futher six children by him:  Jane baptized in 1837 and died the following year, another Jane baptized in 1839, Thomas in 1841, Elizabeth in 1844, Alfred in 1846, and Lydia in 1850.  William died on 19 September 1851, while Christiana lived on until 22 May 1901.

William’s fifth child, Hannah Maria, was born on 14 March 1810 and baptized on 24 June in Chipping Sodbury.  In 1831/2 she had a daughter, Susannah, born in Newport, Monmouthshire (where Hannah was presumably visiting her sister Jane), and in 1836 she had a son, Isaac, baptized in Chipping Sodbury (details of both children are below).  On 18 March 1840, still in Chipping Sodbury and recorded as living in the High Street, she married William Porch (born in about 1818, the son of William Porch, labourer;  his residence at the time of his marriage was given as Roncevall Street).  The following year the census recorded them in the High Street in Chipping Sodbury, with nine-month old Isaac (Porch) and nine-year old Susannah (Shipp).  Ten years later William Porch, butcher, and ‘Hannah’, (now recorded as aged 34 and 41) were still living in the High Street:  Isaac had died by then, but another son, William (a ‘scholar’, age illegible) was with them.  In 1861 William and Hannah were living on Broad Street, (this time recorded as 48 and 53);  he was a “butcher and baker”.  In 1871 Hannah (now recorded as aged 60) was still in Broad Street:  though “married” and a “brewer’s wife’, she was head of household and no husband was present.

William’s sixth child, sixth, Elizabeth, was born in 1811.

William’s seventh child, Samuel, was born in 1814.  He married Sarah Merchant.

William’s eighth child, Joseph, was born in 1816.  He married Elizabeth Saunders.  They emigrated to Michigan in the USA, and had eleven children:  William Samuel, Thomas Joseph born in 1845, Elizabeth Jane, Frank Rowland, Harriet Louisa, Mary Ann Amelia, Frances Maria, Frances Ellen, Ellen Josephine, Emma Belle and Frederick (details below).

William’s ninth child, named Sarah Ann, was born in 1818.

 

THE CHILDREN OF HANNAH MARIA (1810 - aft. 1870)

Hannah Maria’s first child, Susannah, was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, in 1831/2.  (Hannah was presumably visiting her sister Jane there).   In 1841 she was living with her mother and step-father, William Porch, in the High Street, Chipping Sodbury.  Ten years later she was still in the High Street, but now a few doors away from her mother, living with her grandmother Elizabeth Shipp.

Hannah Maria’s second child, Isaac, was baptized in Chipping Sodbury on 8 May 1836, with a Richard Nichols apparently the father.  Isaac lived only a few weeks, and was buried in Chipping Sodbury on 7 July.

Hannah Maria’s later children, after her marriage, were surnamed ‘Porch’.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH (1816 - aft. 1850)

Joseph’s first child was named William Samuel.   Nothing further is known of him at present.

Joseph’s second child, Thomas Joseph, was born in Michigan, USA, in 1845.  He married Frances Skinner in 1871, and had three children:  Frank J born in 1872, William Samuel in 1876, and Mary Elizabeth in 1882 (details below).

Joseph’s third child, Elizabeth Jane, married Charles W Robinson;  his fourth was named Frank Rowland;  his fifth, Harriet Louisa, married Thomas J Smith.

Joseph’s sixth child, Mary Ann Amelia, married Herbert W Bordwell and had a son, Joseph Shipp.

Joseph’s seventh child was named Frances Maria;  and his eighth Frances Ellen.

Joseph’s ninth child, Ellen Josephine, married Floyd van Frost and had four children – Benjamin Shipp, William Sheridan, Sidney J and Frances Elizabeth.

Joseph’s tenth child, Emma Belle, married Lewis Sackett and had five children:  Robert Joseph, Ada Louise, Alta Belle, Helen Hope and Lewis Leland.

Joseph’s eleventh child was named Frederick.

 

THE CHILDREN OF THOMAS JOSEPH  (1845 - )

Thomas Joseph’s first child, Frank J, was born in Michigan, USA, in 1872.  In 1898 he married Vieva S Parmater, with whom he had four children: Eleanor Beatrice born in 1899, Elizabeth in 1901, Leland Parmater in 1904 and Frances Violette in 1913.

Thomas Joseph’s second child, William Samuel, ‘Sam’, was born in Michigan in 1876.  In 1905 he married Florence Temple, and had a son, Robert Temple, born in 1908.

Thomas Joseph’s third child, Mary Elizabeth (‘Bessie’), was born in 1882.  In 1911 she married Seymour Davidson, by whom she had a son, Thomas Shipp, born in 1912.

 

THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL  (1786 - 1849)

Samuel’s first child, Robert Neale, was born in Yate on 20 August 1813, and baptized there on 7 November that same year.  He was described as “of Wickwar” when he married Ann Lockier (born 1810/1 in Wickwar) there on 14 February 1837.  They had six children:  William baptized in 1837, Sarah born in Wickwar in 1839, Harriet in 1842, Eliza in 1846, Fanny in 1849 and William in Wickwar in 1850 (details below).  In 1851 he was farming and also kept the New Inn and in 1861 the Crown Inn, all in Wickwar.  In 1870 he was a butcher and farmer.  In the 1881 census he was at Home Farm, Yate, a “farmer of 100 acres”:  with him were his wife Ann, his forty-one year old widowed daughter Sarah, his twenty-seven year old unmarried son William and his five-year old grandson Robert Edward King.

Samuel’s second child, John, was born on 7 October 1815 and baptized the following New Year=s Day.  He was a labourer at Yate, and married Ann (surname unknown), with whom he had six children, all baptized in Yate:  William in 1843, (Sarah) Ann born in 1845, Elizabeth in 1848, Hannah in 1851, John baptized in 1854 and Harriet in 1856 (details below).  The family lived at Goose Green, Yate.  In 1881 John and Ann were still there, John working as a farm labourer.  Ann died on 19 April 1888, aged sixty-eight, and John on 6 July 1895, aged seventy-nine;  both were buried in Yate.

Samuel’s third child, Martin, was born in Yate on 24 December 1816.  Long a tailor in Hawkesbury, after his second marriage he managed the Beaufort Arms there.  On 10 June 1837 he married Hanna Rudge (“of Cam”, born 1809) at Hawkesbury.  The couple had three children:   Annerietta born in 1840, Martin Neale in 1843 and Mary Jane in 1846 (details below).  In 1841 Martin and Hanna were living in “that part of Hawkesbury Parish called the tithing of Hillsley”, with Annerietta and also Martin’s sister’s children, Emily and Henry;  in 1851 they were in Hawkesbury Upton.  Twenty years later they were with their daughter Mary in Colosses Road, Hawkesbury:  Martin was working as a tailor and Hannah as a ‘laundress’.  Hanna died on 2 October that same year, aged sixty-two, and was buried at Hawkesbury.  On 13 March 1876, still in Hawkesbury, Martin married Jane Shipp, née Simms, the widow of his cousin John:  five years later they were at the Beaufort Arms.  Jane died in 1893, and Martin on 23 June 1896:   he was buried at Hawkesbury Upton.

Samuel’s fourth child, Sarah Ann, was born on 5 May 1819 and baptized in Yate on 20 June.  She produced two children, using her own surname for them:  Emily in 1841 and Henry in about 1844 (details below).  She was living in Bath in 1848 and in Somerset (as a cook for the Pasley family) in 1851.

Samuel’s fifth child, Henry Neale, was born on 3 April 1823.  On 31 May 1845 in Yate he married Thirza Stagg (born 1817/8, the daughter of George Stagg, farmer of Chipping Sodbury), with whom he had four children:  Samuel born in 1845, Alfred baptized in 1853, George born in 1856 and Henry in 1858 (details below).  In the 1851 census he was recorded as an agricultural labourer of Goose Green, Yate.  In 1881 Henry and Thirza were still living at Goose Green;  their unmarried sons Henry and Alfred were with them.  Henry was buried on 8 July 1882, aged fifty-nine, and Thirza on 24 July the following year, aged sixty-five, both at Yate.

 

THE CHILDREN OF ROBERT NEALE  (c. 1811 - aft. 1880)

Robert Neale’s first child, William, was baptized at Wickwar on 25 June 1837.  He apparently died young.

Robert Neale’s second child, Sarah, was born in Wickwar in 1839.  On 21 March 1870, still in Wickwar, she married Edward Watts, an innkeeper (born 1833/4 in Wickwar;  his mother was a Mary Ann).  In 1881 she was living, widowed, at Home Farm in Yate with her parents.  By 1885 she was the innkeeper of the Crown Inn in Wickwar.

Robert Neale’s third child, Harriet, was born in 1842, and his fourth, Eliza, in 1846.  Nothing further is known of them.

Robert Neale’s fifth child, Fanny, was born in Wickwar in 1849.  She married William King (born in 1849 at Tickenham, Somerset) there on 22 September 1874.  William was “clerk of Newport, Monmouthshire”, where they had at least three children:  Robert Edward born in 1875/6, Lillian in 1878 and Harold in 1880.  In 1881 the family were living at 95 Upper Alma St, St Woollos, Monmouth:  William was working as a railway clerk.

Robert Neale’s sixth child, William, was born in Wickwar, apparently in 1850.  In 1881 he was living, unmarried, with his parents and widowed sister Sarah at Home Farm in Yate.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOHN (c. 1815 - 1895)

John’s first child, William, was born in Yate in 1843 and baptized on 27 August that year.  The 1851 and 1861 censuses record him living at home with his parents.  A railway worker in Bristol and then in Yate, he married Ann (surname unknown), with whom he had two sons – John baptized in 1871 and Tom in 1879.  In 1871 he was a “railway plate-layer”, living at Eggshill Common;  ten years later the family were at Goose Green in Yate:  William was still a “plate-layer on the railway”, living at Goose Green, Yate.  Tom married Edith and had a son, Frederick Arthur, baptized in 1902.

John’s second child, Ann (or ‘Sarah Ann’, eg in the 1851 census), was born in Yate in 1845 and baptized there on 5 April.  The 1851 census records her at home with her family, but nothing further is yet known of her.

John’s third child, Elizabeth, was born in Yate and baptized on 6 August 1848.  She was recorded as a servant when she married William Edwin Nicholls, bailiff of Wotton-under-Edge (whose father, also William Edwin, was a police constable in Wotton), on 6 December 1870 in Yate.

John’s fourth child, Hannah, was born in Yate in spring 1851 and baptized on 1 June that year.  She married William Giles (son of Samuel Giles, blacksmith), aged twenty, an engine-driver, on 12 December 1874 in Yate.

John’s fifth child, John, was baptized on 2 April 1854.   Nothing further is known of him.

John’s sixth child, Harriet, was born in Yate and baptized on 5 October 1856.  She married George Gilwell Iles at Horton on 30 April 1880.   The following year the couple were living in Horton, with George working as a labourer.

 

THE CHILDREN OF MARTIN  (1816 - c. 1876)

Martin’s first child, Annerietta, was born in December 1840 and baptized at Hawkesbury on 20 December.  The census the following year records her in Hawkesbury with her family, aged “six months”.  Ten years later she is with them, recorded as ‘Annerietta’.  In 1861, 1871 & 1881, still unmarried, she was working as a lady’s maid at Alderly Court.

Martin’s second child, Martin Neale, was born on 9 May 1843 and baptized on 4 June 1843 in Hawkesbury.  He married Martha Vile (born on 4 October 1844 in Stoke-sub-Hambden, Somerset), and had eight children, born in Wotton-under-Edge, Berkeley, and Hawkesbury:  Charles Neale in 1870, Edith Louisa in 1872, Albert Percy in 1874, Anneretta Elizabeth in 1877, Ellen Lillian in 1879, Clare Dorothy in 1881, Mary Isabel in 1882 and Robert Henry in 1888 (details below).  With his father Martin became a tailor in Hawkesbury, where the 1871 records him in Front Street, the “employer of two men and two boys”.  Ten years later, however, Martha was living in Park Street, Hawkesbury with “husband in lunatic asylum in Gloucester”.  Martin died on 13 November 1892, and in 1901 Martha was living with daughter ‘Annie’ and son Robert.

Martin’s third child, Mary Jane, was born in Wickwar in about 1846.  In 1871 she was living with her parents in Colosses Road, Hawkesbury, working as a dressmaker.  She died on 2 December the following year.

 

THE CHILDREN OF MARTIN NEALE  (1843 - 1892)

Martin Neale’s first child, Charles Neale, was born in August 1870, and died on 24 November of “atrophy bronchitis”. He was buried in Hawkesbury Upton on 29 November, wrongly recorded as “Martin Neale Shipp”.

Martin Neale’s second child, Edith Louisa, was born in Upton on 14 June 1872;  in 1881 she was living with her mother and siblings in Park Street, Hawkesbury.

Martin Neale’s third child, Albert Percy (known by his second name) was born on 31 May 1874 at Wotton-under-Edge.  In 1881 he was living with his mother and siblings in Park Street, Hawkesbury.  He apparently married in London, started a family and then emigrated to New Zealand.

Martin Neale’s fourth child, Anneretta Elizabeth, known as ‘Annie’, was born in Berkeley on 1 March 1877and is recorded by the 1881 census in Hawkesbury.  Twenty years later she was still living there, unmarried, and working as a dressmaker.

Martin Neale’s fifth child, Ellen Lillian, known as ‘Nellie’, was born in Hawkesbury on 16 January 1879, and recorded there by the census two years later.

Martin Neale’s sixth child, Clare Dorothy, known as ‘Clara’, was born on 24 June 1881;  and his seventh, Mary Isabel, known as ‘Bella’, on 31 August 1882.  Nothing further is known of them at present.

Martin Neale’s eighth child, Robert Henry, ‘Bob’, was born on 25 February 1888 at Hawkesbury Upton.  He became a chauffeur, motor engineer, and later garage proprietor in Worcester.

 

THE CHILDREN OF SARAH ANN  (c. 1819 - aft. 1850)

Sarah Ann’s first child, Emily, was born in 1841/2 in Bath, and baptized in Hawkesbury on 19 November 1848, the same day as her brother Henry.   In 1851 they were both living with their uncle Martin.

Sarah Ann’s second child, Henry, was born in, or shortly before, 1845 in Hawkesbury and baptized there on 19 November 1848 – the same day as his sister Emily.  In 1851 they were living with their uncle Martin.  Ten years later he was working as a “carpenter’s apprentice” and living on Hillsley Street in the home of Isaac Nealing, carpenter and wheelwright.  In 1871 Henry was lodging with eighty-year old Amelia Fry in Little Badminton, working as a “carpenter, painter, glazier”.   On 5 July 1873 he married Sarah Ann Hillier at Hillmarton.  They had at least eleven children, born and baptized at various places in southern England: Agnes Eva in 1874, Richard Henry in 1876, Edward Robert in 1877, Alfred John in 1879, Willis Arthur in 1880, Nellie Louisa in 1880, Samuel Joseph in 1883, Florence Annie in 1886, Emily Sarah in 1888, Wilfred Jabez in 1890 and Eleanor Mabel in 1892 (details below).  In 1881 the family was living at Sheffield Cottages, Epsom Common, Surrey, with Henry working as an estate carpenter, and twenty years later he was at 28 Cleveland Road in Chichester with Sarah Ann and six of their children;  his profession was “house carpenter”.

 

THE CHILDREN OF HENRY (c. 1844 - )

Henry’s first child, Agnes Eva, was born in 1874 in Hillmarton.  In 1881 she was with her family at Epsom Common.  She died two years later.

Henry’s second child, Richard Henry, was born in 1876 in Newport.  Five years later he was with his family at Epsom Common.  Nothing further is known at present.

Henry’s third child, Edward Robert, was born on 3 January 1877, in Ellastone, Staffs, and baptized on 22 August 1883 at St Martin’s, Epsom.   In 1881 he was with his family at Epsom Common, and twenty years later he was living with his parents and five siblings at 28 Cleveland Road, Chichester, working as a bricklayer.  He married Katie Hards on 12 July 1906 in Findon, Sussex.   They lived at Headley, Surrey, where they had five children.

Henry’s fourth child, Alfred John, was born on 5 January 1879 at Hillmarton.  In 1881 he was with his family at Epsom Common;  he died two years later.

Henry’s fifth child, Willis Arthur, was born in Epsom in 1880.  The following year he was recorded with his family there, but he apparently died in early childhood.

Henry’s sixth child, Nellie Louisa, was born in Epsom in 1880.  She married Michael Whallen.

Henry’s seventh child, Samuel Joseph, was born in Epsom in 1883.  In 1901 he was living with his parents and five siblings at 28 Cleveland Road, Chichester, and working as a “domestic groom”.  He married Nan Tapner.

Henry’s eighth child, Florence Annie, was born in Epsom in 1886.  In 1901 she was living with her parents and five siblings at 28 Cleveland Road, Chichester.

Henry’s ninth child, Emily Sarah, was born in Epsom in 1888.  In 1901 she was living with her parents and five siblings at 28 Cleveland Road, Chichester.  She married Albert Burtenshaw, and had seven children.

Henry’s tenth child, Wilfred Jabez, was born on 24 November 1890, and his eleventh, Eleanor Mabel, on 7 December 1892, both in Epsom.  In 1901 they were living with their parents and siblings at 28 Cleveland Road, Chichester.

There seems also to have been another child, Harry, who apparently died in the War.

 

THE CHILDREN OF HENRY NEALE (1823 - 1882)

Henry Neale’s first child, Samuel, was born on 4 November 1845 and baptized in Yate on 7 December that year.  He was an agricultural labourer of Goose Green, Yate.  He married Mary Ann Alway (born 1847) and had nine children, all baptized in Yate:  Alfred George in 1870, William Bence in 1872, Albert Henry born in 1874, Emily Jane baptized in 1876, Rose born in about 1880, Virtue Georgiana in 1882, Mabel Georgiana in 1883, Frank in 1887 and Arthur in 1889 (details below).  In 1881 the census recorded the family at Engine Common, with Samuel working as a farm labourer.

Henry Neale’s second child, Alfred, was baptized in Yate on 3 April 1853.  In 1881 he was living at home with his parents and brother Henry, and working as a “plate-layer on the railway”.  It seems almost certain that this is the Alfred who married Kate (surname unknown) and had a daughter, Margaret Alice, baptized in Yate on 22 July 1888.  A Kate Shipp was buried at Yate on 2 November 1907, aged forty-three.

Henry Neale’s third child, George, was born in about 1856.   A labourer (plate-layer) of Yate, he married Ruth (born 1851, surname unknown), with whom he had six children:  Edwin in 1881, Florence Lucinda in 1882, Rubena in 1884, Henry John Neale in 1885, Alice Matilda baptized in 1888 and Harriet Tryphena born in 1891.  George died on 28 November 1896, aged forty-one.

Henry Neale’s fourth child, Henry, was born in 1858.  In 1881 he was living at home with his parents and brother Alfred and working as a farm labourer.  In 1884 he married Mary Ann Gowell (born in Yate, 1865) in Yate.  Apparently he lived at 33 Broad Lane, Goose Green, his whole life.  Henry and Mary had thirteen children:  Alice born in 1884, Edith Ann in 1887, Thirza in 1888, Henry Dennis in 1890, Mabel in 1893, Gilbert baptized in 1895, Dorothy in 1899, Arthur George in 1899, Lily in 1901, George in 1903, Flossie in 1905, Elsie May in 1907 and Martin baptized in 1910 (details below).

 

THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL (1845 - )

Samuel’s first child, Alfred George, was born in Yate and baptized there on 27 March 1870.  In 1881 he was living with his family at Engine Common.  He moved to London, married Charlotte (surname unknown) and had at least three children.

Samuel’s second child, William Bence, was born in Yate and baptized there in 1872.  In 1881 he was living with his family at Engine Common.   He married Alice Bessant (born 1874) in Wickwar on 13 October 1898.   They had eight children, all baptized in Yate.

Samuel’s third child, Albert Henry, was born in Yate in 1874.  In 1881 he was living with his family at Engine Common.  He died in 1898.

Samuel’s fourth child, Emily Jane, was born and baptized in Yate in 1876.  In 1881 she was living with her family at Engine Common.  On 23 October 1906, still in Yate, she married thirty-year old Frederick Moss (son of George Moss, labourer, of Dysham), an engineer of Dysham.

Samuel’s fifth child, Rose, was born in Yate in about 1880.   The following year she was living with her family at Engine Common.  She moved to Canada.

Samuel’s sixth child, Virtue Georgiana, was born in 1882 and died that same year;  his seventh, Mabel Georgiana, was born in 1883 and died three years later.

Samuel’s eighth child, Frank, was born in Chipping Sodbury in 1887 and baptized in Yate on 13 March.  A labourer in Chipping Sodbury, he married Emma Jane Bannister and had four sons.

Samuel’s ninth child, Arthur, was born in 1889 and died two years later.

 

THE CHILDREN OF HENRY (1858 - )

Henry’s first child, Alice, was born in 1884 and baptized on 10 January the following year.  She married Alfred (surname unknown and had three children – Ronald, Harry, and Graham.

Henry’s second child, Edith Ann, was born in 1887 and baptized on 10 April.  She married George Reed (son of George Reed, labourer of Clevedon), a boat-painter of Clevedon at Yate 23 October 1906.  They had several children, including Raymond and Ronald.

Henry’s third child, Thirza,was baptized on 14 October 1888.  She married a Mr Anscombe, by whom she had two children – Denis and Ivy.

Henry’s fourth child, Henry Dennis (known by his second name) was baptized on 9 March 1890.  He married Louisa (surname unknown).

Henry’s fifth child, Mabel, was born in 1893;  his sixth, Gilbert, was baptized on 8 September 1895;  his seventh, Dorothy, on 10 September 1899;  and his eighth, Arthur George, also on 10 September 1899.

Henry’s ninth child, Lily (or Edith?), was born in 1901 and died the following year.

Henry’s tenth child, George (known as ‘Jim’), was born in 1903 and baptized on 8 November.

Henry’s eleventh child, Flossie, was born in 1905;   and his twelfth, Elsie May, in 1907.

Henry’s thirteenth child, Martin, was baptized in 1910.

 

THE CHILDREN OF DANIEL  (1789 - 1874)

Daniel’s first child, Thomas, was baptized on 13 Apr 1817 in Yate.  It seems almost certain that this is the Thomas who enlisted in the army in about 1834, served for two years in England and for almost three in Canada, and then moved to a farm near Marshall, Michigan, in 1840.  He married Clara Elizabeth Holmes (born ‘near London’ on 24 April 1828, the child of Henry & Elizabeth Clara Holmes) in 1845.  They had nine children:  Sara born in about 1845, Fred in 1848, Fannie in 1850, Carrie, Mary Ann in 1857, Martha in 1859, Frank in 1860, Daniel, and William Henry in 1863 (details below).   In 1858 the family had moved to Lansing where Thomas was foreman of the first brickyard, and then in 1869 to a farm south of the town in Lansing Township.  Clara died on 10 September 1892 in Dimondale, MI, and Thomas in 1897.

Daniel’s second child, Caroline, was born in Yate on 11 March 1818 and baptized there on 14 June 1818.  Still unmarried, she had a son Thomas in 1837  Four years later she had a daughter, Mary Ann Taylor – the father was one Henry Paul Leman, but he was not mentioned on the baptism certificate, and Mary Ann took her mother’s surname (for details of Thomas and Mary Ann, see below).  In 1845 Caroline married Charles Dixon, a gamekeeper, and in 1851 the two of them were living at Brinsham, Yate, with William Dixon, aged seventeen and Caroline’s son Thomas, now fifteen.  In 1861 Caroline and Charles were living on Berry Hill, Yate, and had with them a visitor, Daniel Shipp, probably Caroline’s father;  Charles was now an ‘agricultural labourer’.  In 1881 Charles and Caroline were living at Yate Rocks, with Charles working as a farm labourer.  He was buried on 19 January 1885 in Yate, aged seventy-seven.  Caroline died five years later.

Daniel’s third child, Henry, was baptized in Yate on 24 October 1819 and buried there on 7 November, “aged ten weeks”.

 

THE CHILDREN OF CAROLINE SHIPP  (1818 - 1896)

Caroline’s first child, Thomas,  was baptized on 5 November 1837;  his father is unrecorded.  In 1851 he was living at Brinsham, Yate, with his mother and her husband Charles Dixon.

Caroline’s second child, Mary Ann Taylor, was born on 21 December 1841.  Her father was one Henry Paul Leman, but he was not mentioned on the baptism certificate, and Mary Ann took her mother’s surname.  (Henry was the son of the local doctor, Paul Downton Leman of the Rounceval House, Chipping Sodbury, and it seems that Caroline was working there as a servant).  In 1851 Mary Ann was living, or staying, with her grandparents in Yate.  Six years later she married Charles Jones, a labourer, in Yate;  he signed the certificate while she made her mark;  they had four children – Thomas, born in 1859, George in 1861, Caroline in 1863 and William in 1866.  In 1871 Charles, a ‘married man’, was living with his three younger children;  Mary Ann was not there.  The reason for her absence was that Mary Ann had left Charles and gone with a certain George Pearce to south Wales, where she was known as his wife, ‘MaryAnn Pearce’.  Their first son, Reuben, was born in 1871, followed by two further sons, George Henry and Frederick William (born in 1875).  George died in November 1874, aged just twenty-four, and Mary Ann remained in Pontypool with her sons.  By 1881 she had a John Griffiths as a ‘lodger’.  She married him in 1890, not long before her own death in May the following year.

 

THE CHILDREN OF THOMAS  (1817 - 1897)

Thomas’ first child, Sara, was born in about 1845.  She married Ferdinand Castle, with whom she had four children – Henry, born in 1872/3; Federick in 1875/6; Jennie L in 1876/7; and Nellie in 1878/9. 

Thomas’ second child, Fred, was born at the farm near Marshall on 24 May 1848.  He served in the Eighth Michigan Infantry from 1865 to 1866.  He married Julia Murphy (born 1828) on 24 April 1883;  they had no children.

Thomas’ third child, Fannie, was born in 1850.  She married Sidney Castle, by whom she had a son, Charles.

Thomas’ fourth child, Carrie, married John Rinkle and had a daughter.

Thomas’ fifth child, Mary Ann (known as ‘Mame’), was born in 1857.  She married Walter Pritchard and had four sons, including Frank, Adelbert and Gordon.

Thomas’ sixth child, Martha (‘Mattie’), was born in 1859.  She married Charles Clement;  there were no children.

Thomas’ seventh child, Frank, was born in 1860.  He married Della Stratton;  there were no children.

Thomas’ eighth child, Daniel, married Louise Knight, and had a daughter, Hattie Hunter.

Thomas’ ninth child, William Henry, was born in Lansing on 2 September1863.  He married Caroline May Knight (born 1871 in Lansing, one of nine children of Artemas & Sarah Cole Knight) on 5 October 1892 in Lansing, and set up home on a twenty-acre farm on Pleasant Grove Road, where they lived for the rest of their lives.  In addition to farming he delivered mail (by horse & buggy).   William and Caroline had three children:  Glenn Adelbert in 1897, Clara Louise in 1900 and Harry William in 1905.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH  (c. 1755 - 1806)

Joseph’s first child, Mary, was baptized on 3 October 1780.   She married Thomas Burgum of Wick & Apson on 15 January 1804, and is known to have been still alive in 1829.

Joseph’s second child, Grace, was baptized in Wapley on 27 December 1781.  On 24 April 1809 she married Henry Watts, a farmer, in Wapley.   The couple had ten children:  Susanna in 1810, Ann in 1811, Henry in about 1813, John in about 1815, Hugh in about 1816, William in about 1817, Frederick in about 1819, Joseph Shipp in 1822, Philippa in 1826 and Phyllis.  Both Grace and Henry were still alive in 1841.

Joseph’s third child, Sarah, was baptized on 6 May 1783.   She married Nicholas Barnes, and is known to have been still alive in 1829.

Joseph’s fourth child, Hannah, was baptized on 10 November 1784 at Wapley.  She never married, and is recorded by the 1851 census as aged sixty-six, living with her younger sister Ann.

Joseph’s fifth child, Joseph, was baptized on 17 March 1786 in Wapley.  On 12 May 1813, still in Wapley, he married Sarah Holloway.  The couple had four children: Joseph born in 1814/5, Mary in 1816/7, William in 1820 and Hannah in 1822/3 (details below).   Sarah died on 31 May 1842, aged fifty-seven, and Joseph on 7 Aug 1844, aged sixty-four;  they were buried together in Yate.

Joseph’s sixth child, Ann, was baptized in Wapley on 6 January 1788.  On 1 April 1817 she married Thomas Alpass of Wapley.  They moved to Yate, where Thomas was a shoemaker, and had eight children:  William baptized in 1818, Joseph in 1819, Ann in 1821, James in 1822, Esther also in 1822, Hannah in 1825, Thomas in 1826 and Frederick in 1829.  In 1851 Ann, by now a widow and working as a schoolmistress, was living with her sister Hannah.

Joseph’s seventh child, William, was baptized at Wapley on 22 November 1789, and buried on 18 December that same year.

Joseph’s eighth child, Samuel, was born in 1790/1 and baptized on 11 June 1791 in Wapley.  He married Elizabeth Perriman on 17 February 1814; they had six children – Joseph, born in 1814;  William in 1815;  Martha in 1820;  Samuel in about 1822;  Edmund in 1826 and Daniel in 1833 – see below.  Elizabeth died in 1850 and Samuel in 1869.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH  (c. 1786 - 1844)

Joseph’s first child, Joseph, was born in 1814/5.  A butcher in Chipping Sodbury, he married Catherine (surname unknown, born 1808/9 in London), and had five children, all born in Chipping Sodbury:   Mary Anne born in October 1840, Sarah in 1841/2, Hannah in 1843, William baptized in March 1845, and James born in July 1845 (details below).   In 1841 Joseph and Catherine were living in Hatter’s Lane, Chipping Sodbury with eight-month old Mary.  Four years later Joseph was committed for trial, for the theft of eight sheep, and acquitted.  The court report gives us some interesting details about him:  he was 5'42" (1.64m) tall, with brown hair, hazel eyes and an “oval visage”, muscular & clean, a regular churchgoer.  By 1851 Mary was recorded as “head of household”, and there is no sign of Joseph.

Joseph’s second child, Mary, was born in 1816/7.  In 1861 she was recorded as the servant of Daniel Shipp at Lattemore House, Yate;  and ten years later she was living with her sister Hannah on Engine Common, a “retired servant”.  She died on 20 March 1890 and was buried six days later in her parents’ grave.

Joseph’s third child, William, was born in 1820 and died on 11 August 1852.  He was buried in his parents’ grave.

Joseph’s fourth child, Hannah, was born in Wapley in 1822/3.  In 1851 she was recorded as the servant of Daniel Shipp.  She subsequently married a farm-labourer, Edmund Cull (born 1820/1 at Iron Acton);  they lived on Engine Common in Yate and had a daughter, Sarah, in 1856/7.  The 1861 and ’71 censuses record them there, as does that of 1881:  Edmund was working as a farm labourer.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH  (c. 1814 - aft. 1844)

Joseph’s first child, Mary Anne, was born in Chipping Sodbury in October or November 1840.  The following Spring the census recorded her in Hatter’s Lane, Chipping Sodbury with her parents.  She was baptized on 10 December 1841.

Joseph’s second child, Sarah, was born in Chipping Sodbury in 1841/2 and baptized on 1 October 1843.  In 1861 she was living, or staying, with her uncle and aunt Edmund & Hannah Cull on Engine Common.

Joseph’s third child, Hannah, was born in Chipping Sodbury in 1842 and baptized, with her sister, on 1 October the following year.  She died aged four, and was buried on 5 January 1848.

Joseph’s fourth child, William, was born in Chipping Sodbury and baptized on 9 March 1845.

Joseph’s fifth child, James, was born in Chipping Sodbury and baptized on 14 July 1845.  He died aged two and was buried on 5 December 1847.

 

THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL  (c. 1791 - 1869)

Samuel’s first child, Joseph, was born in 1814.  A farmer in Swainswick, he married Elizabeth Ann Garraway and died in 1869.

Samuel’s second child, William, was born in 1815.  A ‘farmhand’ in Swainswick, he married Mary Bishop and died in 1869.

Samuel’s third child, Martha, was born in 1820.  A laundress in London, she married Joseph Garraway, a porter.

Samuel’s fourth child, Samuel, was born in about 1822.  Nothing further is known of him at present.

Samuel’s fifth child, Edmund, was born in 1826.  He emigrated to Australia.

Samuel’s sixth child, Daniel, was born on 6 January 1833 in Swainswick, Somerset.  On 6 January 1854 he married Mary Ann Gunning, with whom he had five children:  Elizabeth Ann, born in 1854;  Margaret Jane in 1856;  Samuel in 1859;  Frances in 1866;  and William Charles in 1871 (see below).  The family emigrated to Canada, where Mary died on 13 April 1915 (in Oxford County, Nissouri East, ON);  Daniel died there on 9 December that same year.

  

THE CHILDREN OF DANIEL  (1833 - 1915)

Daniel’s first child, Elizabeth Ann, was born in Swainswick, Somerset, on 22 October 1854.  She emigrated with her family to Canda, and in 1879, in Middlesex County, Ontario, she married Arthur Frederick Pratten, by whom she had six children – Edith Margaret, born in 1879;  Ernest Arthur Herbert in 1881;  Alfred Wallace in 1885;  Matilda Ethel Elizabeth in 1887;  Lily Violet Mary in 1895;  and Daisy Susan in 1899.

Daniel’s second child, Margaret Jane (‘Jennie’), was born in Bath, Somerset, on 13 October 1856.  She married Stephen Pounds in April 1883, by whom she had two sons – John Scott born in 1884 and Edward Stephen in 1886.

Daniel’s third child, Samuel, was born in Tadwick, Somerset, on 16 May 1859.  He married Kate Caroline Salmon in 1879 and had ten children:  Emily Kate in 1879, William John in 1881, Edward Samuel in 1882, George Henry in 1884, Annie Florence in 1886, Frank Daniel in 1888, Henry Arthur in 1890, Charles Frederick in 1892, Samuel Stephen in 1894 and Katherine B in 1896 (details below).

Daniel’s fourth child, Frances, was born in Bath, Somerset, on 19 December 1866.  On 24 August 1887 she married William Edward Saxby, by whom she had seven children – Albert born in 1884, Margaret Fannie in 1888, William Daniel in 1893, Mabel Ellen (‘Nellie’) in 1898, Francis E (‘Frank’) in 1902, Charles Herbert in 1905, and James Frederick in 1909.

Daniel’s fifth child, William Charles, was born in Bath on 19 January 1871.  On 7 June 1905 he married Mary Ann Bent.


THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL  (1859 - )

Daniel’s first child, Emily Kate, was born in Weston, Somerset, on July 1879, and his second, William John, was born there in 1881.

Daniel’s third child, Edward Samuel, was born in Bath, Somerset, on Christmas Eve 1882.  He married Mary P Bond on 12 April 1911.

Daniel’s fourth child, George Henry, was born in Nissouri Township, Ontario, Canada on 29 June 1884, and his fifth, Annie Florence, was born there on 24 March 1886.

Daniel’s sixth child, Frank Daniel, was born on 8 June 1888.

Daniel’s seventh child, Henry Arthur, ‘Harry’, was born in East Nissouri on 20 July 1890.  He married Rosetta West on 6 October 1913.

Daniel’s eighth child, Charles Frederick, was born in Ontario on 30 May 1892.  He died in Detroit, USA, in August 1967.

Daniel’s ninth child, Samuel Stephen, was born in Woodstock, Ontario, on 9 August 1894, and his tenth, Katherine B, was born there on 9 October 1896.

 

THE CHILDREN OF DANIEL  (1680 - 1746)

Daniel’s first child by his first marriage, Mary, was born in 1705 and baptized on 5 May.  On 11 July 1726 she married William Corbett (also of Yate, baptized 16 May 1704, the son of Jonathan and Mary née Cole of Yate) and had two children – Nathaniel, baptized in 1727 and Dinah in 1729.  William was buried on 22 March 1730 and Mary on 30 April that same year.

Daniel’s second child by his first marriage, Jane, was born in October 1707 and died the following month;  his third by his first marriage, William, was born in May 1709 and died in October that same year;  and his fourth by his first marriage, Sarah, was born in August 1710 and died the following month.

Daniel’s first child by his second marriage, Sarah, was baptized on 24 September 1714.  She was almost certainly the Sarah who married William Rolls in Hawkesbury on 26 March 1740.

Daniel’s second child by his second marriage, Daniel, was baptized on 10 February 1715.  He is probably the “Daniel Shipp junior” buried at Yate on 12 December 1740.

Daniel’s first child by his third marriage, Elizabeth, was baptized on 19 March 1720, and his second, Rachel, in May 1721.

Daniel’s third child by his third marriage, William, was baptized on 26 September 1722, and is referred to later in life as a “yeoman of Yate”.  On 11 January 1784, aged sixty-one, he married Sarah Powell at Yate.  Three years later he wrote a will leaving, inter alia, £22 per year to Sarah, £300 to his brother Joseph & his three children, £400 to his brother Robert, wife Ann & their four children, and the residue to his executor, Robert’s son William.  So there were apparently no surviving children.   William died on 10 May 1789 and Sarah on 10 November that same year, both aged sixty-seven, and they were buried together in the family vault grave at Yate.

Daniel’s fourth child by his third marriage, Joseph, was baptized on 11 April 1724 in Yate.  On 6 July 1755 he married Sarah Walker “of Rangeworthy”;  by this time he was recorded as “of Iron Acton”.  The couple had three children – Mary, Daniel and Joseph (details below).  In 1793, by now “of Rangeworthy Farm”, he wrote his will:  his two sons were principal heirs subject to payments of £100 to his daughter and £22 per year to his widow.  He died on 4 September 1793 aged seventy-one and was buried at Yate.  Sarah was buried at Yate on 27 June 1811.

Daniel’s fifth child by his third marriage, Thomas, was born on 1 November 1727 and died later that same month.

Daniel’s sixth child by his third marriage, Robert, was baptized on 7 July 1731.  He lived for a time in Wickwar and Charfield but by 1799 he described himself as a “yeoman of Yate Court”.  On 11 April 1760 he married Ann Powell (baptized on 18 November 1733 in Yate, the daughter of Joseph and Hannah née Clark) in Yate.   The couple had five children:  Sarah baptized in 1761, William born in 1763, Daniel in 1767, Ann in 1773 and Joseph in 1776 (details below).   By his will of 1799 his lands & money went to his widow for her lifetime, and then to his sons.  Robert died in 1808 and was buried at Yate on 22 July.  Ann was buried in Yate on 23 (29?) April 1818, aged eighty-four.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH (c. 1723 - 1793)

Joseph’s first child, Mary, was recorded as “of Rangeworthy” when on 11 May 1780 she married John Stinchcomb(e), a “yeoman of Rangeworthy”.  The couple had six children, all baptized in Iron Acton:   Sarah in 1782, Mary in 1784, Charles in 1788, Susanna in 1791, John in 1793 and Elizabeth in 1797.

Joseph’s second child, Daniel, was also recorded as “of Rangeworthy” when he married Catherine Harding of Rangeworthy on 28 January 1790.  They had three children:  Rachel, baptized in 1790, Hannah in 1793 and William in 1795 (details below).

Joseph’s third child, another Joseph, was born somewhen between 1756 and 1765;  he was still alive in 1793. 

 

THE CHILDREN OF DANIEL (bef. 1772 - aft. 1794)

Daniel’s first child, Rachel, was baptized in Rangeworthy on 5 December 1790.  Nothing further is known of her.

Daniel’s second child, Hannah, was baptized in Rangeworthy on 10 October 1793 (the same day as her first cousin John Stinchcombe).  This is probably the Hannah who married Charles Bennett at Thornbury on 7 October 1811.

Daniel’s third child, William, was baptized in Rangeworthy on 22 February 1795.  He married Eliza Thomas (daughter of John and Mary née Rodway) at Almondsbury on 5 May 1824.  They had fourteen children:  Mary Catherine baptized in 1825, William in 1826, Eliza in 1827, Shadrach (Thomas) in 1828, Ellen Eliza in 1833, Louisa Jane in 1834, Sarah Jane in 1834, Jacob in 1835, George Thomas in 1836, Thomas (James) in 1838, Henry in 1839, Anna Maria Frances in 1841, Hannah Matilda in 1842, and Meshach James in 1844 (details below).  In 1841 the family were at Great Lodge Farm in Pewsham, Wilts.  William died on 5 October 1876 and Eliza on Boxing Day 1878;  both were buried at Chippenham.

 

THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM (c. 1795 - 1876)

William’s first child, Mary Catherine, was baptized at Ingst on 11 May 1825.  On 28 April 1856, in Buckland, Berks, she married Richard Slade (born in 1802/3 in Doddington, Glos).  In 1881 they were living in Back Street, Chippenham:  Richard was a “farmer & innkeeper”.  With them were a fourteen-year old grandson, Robert Rudman, and Mary’s nephew Edwin.  Mary died on 22 February 1908 and was buried at Chippenham.

William’s second child, William, was born at Olverton, and baptized at Ingst on 4 June 1826.  In 1861 he was at Ragnall Farm, Buckland, Berkshire with hisr parents and five of his siblings. On 16 October 1866 he married Sarah Jane Grant “of Langley Burrell” in Corsham, Wilts.  The couple had seven children:  Edwin C born in 1868, Edgar William in 1869, Rowland James in 1870, Sydney Herbert in 1871, Arthur John in 1872, Benjamin Cecil in 1873 and Maud Matilda in 1875 (details on page 35).  In 1881 the family were at Bumpers Farm, Bristol Road, Chippenham:  William was a farm labourer.  Twenty years later Sarah was recorded “aged 67”, living with her son Sydney.

William’s third child, Eliza, was baptized at Ingst on 1 November 1827.  She died on 20 June the following year.

William’s fourth child, Shadrach, possibly with second name ‘Thomas’, was baptized at Ingst on 17 August 1828.  Nothing further is known of him.

William’s fifth child, Ellen Eliza, was baptized at Ingst on 8 February 1833.  Nothing further is known of her.

William’s sixth child, Louisa Jane, was baptized at Ingst in 1834.  In 1861 she was at Ragnall Farm, Buckland, with her parents and five of her siblings.  It seems that she died, still unmarried, in 1865.

William’s seventh child, Sarah Jane, was baptized at Ingst in 1834;  and his eighth, Jacob, in 1835.  Nothing further is known of them.

William’s ninth child, George Thomas, was born in 1836.  He was buried at Pewsham on 26 July that year, aged “eleven weeks and three days”.

William’s tenth child, Thomas, with possible second name ‘James’, was baptized at Bremhill on 8 July 1838.  He is probably the Thomas recorded in 1881 working as a fruiterer and living at 40 Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London, with wife Emma.

William’s eleventh child, Henry, was baptized at Bremhill on 21 July 1839.  In 1861 he was at Ragnall Farm, Buckland, with his parents and five of his siblings. Nothing further is known of him.

William’s twelfth child, Anna Maria Frances, was baptized in Derry Hill, Pewsham, on 31 January 1841.  In 1861 she was at Ragnall Farm, Buckland, with her parents and five of her siblings.  Nothing further is known of her.

William’s thirteenth child, Hannah Matilda, was baptized in Derry Hill on 18 October 1842.  In 1861 she was at Ragnall Farm, Buckland, with her parents and five of her siblings.  Twenty years later she was living in New Road, Chippenham:  her nephew Edgar was with her.  Twenty years after that she was at Langley Burrell, “living on own means”.  She died in Sutton Benger, Wilts, on 10 December 1910.

William’s fourteenth child, Meshach James, was baptized in Derry Hill on 24 August 1844.  In 1861 he was at Ragnall Farm, Buckland, with his parents and five of his siblings.  He married Alice (surname unknown) at Kensington in 1875.  In 1881 the couple were living at 123 Denmark Road in Camberwell;  Meshach was working as a drapery clerk.  Twenty years later the census recorded him, under his second name, with Alice at Lambeth:  he was a “corporation toll clerk”.

 

THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM (1826 - aft. 1880)

William’s first child, Edwin C, was born in Kington Langley, Wilts, in 1868.  In 1881 he was living, or staying, with his uncle Richard Slade in Chippenham, and working as a “pork butcher’s assistant”.

William’s second child, Edgar William, was born in Kington Langley in 1869.  In 1881 he was living, or staying, with his aunt Hannah Shipp in New Road, Chippenham.  He married Minnie (surname unknown, born in 1872/3 in Hythe, Hants), with whom he had at least three children, all born in Bath:  Frederick in 1892/3, Vera in 1896/7 and Ivy in 1898/9.  The 1901 census recorded the family in Somerset:   Edgar was working as a butcher.

William’s third child, Rowland James, was born in Kington Fitzurse in 1870.  In 1881 he was recorded as a servant in Kington Langley.  He died just two years later.

William’s fourth child, Sydney Herbert, was born in Kington Langley in 1871.  Ten years later he was living with his family at Bumpers Farm, Bristol Road, Chippenham.  He married Ada (surname unknown, born in 1863/4 in Parkstone, Dorset), with whom he had at least three children, all born in Sherborne:   Dorothy Mabel born in 1893/4, Cecil Herbert in 1894/5 and Reginald Lionel in 1896/7.  The 1901 census recorded the family in Chard, Somerset;   Sydney was working as a “Meat Salesman”.

William’s fifth child, Arthur John, was born in Kington Langley in 1872.  In 1881 he was recorded with his family at Bumpers Farm, Bristol Road, Chippenham.  The 1901 census finds him living in St Pancras, London, and working as an “omnibus conductor”.

William’s sixth child, Benjamin Cecil, was born in Kington Langley in 1873.  In 1881 he was living with his family at Bumpers Farm, Bristol Road, Chippenham, but nothing further is known of him.

William’s seventh child, Maud Matilda, was born in Kington Langley in 1875.  In 1881 she was recorded with her family at Bumpers Farm, Bristol Road, Chippenham.  In 1895 she married Walter Robert Lamb, a “milk purveyor” born in Dorset, at Christchurch, Hants.

 

THE CHILDREN OF ROBERT (1731 - 1808)

Robert’s first child, Sarah, was baptized in February 1761. She died in 1772.

Robert’s second child, William, was baptized in Charfield on 8 June 1763.  On 22 December 1791 he married Sarah Batten (born in about 1761, the daughter of George and Mary née Hobbs) in Iron Acton, with whom he had eight children, all baptized at Yate:  Sarah in 1792, William born in about 1794, Robert baptized in 1795, George in 1796, Thomas in 1798, Ann in 1799, Robert in 1800 and John in 1801 (details below).  After Sarah’s death in 1801, William married Jane Bailey (of Chipping Sodbury, baptized on 28 June 1763, the daughter of John & Ann) on 13 January 1803 in Yate.  In 1809 he wrote a will leaving land and other property to Jane for her lifetime, and then to his brothers:   the property included a mortgage on the “house, garden, and premises called the Bunch of Grapes” in Chipping Sodbury.  He was buried in Yate on 24 December that year.

Robert’s third child, Daniel, was baptized in Wickwar on 8 October 1767.  He moved several times, and lived for a while in Frocester, but ended as a farmer at Court Farm, Yate.  On 9 September 1794 he married Betty Pearce (baptized on 26 September 1773 at Yate, the daughter of Thomas & Mary) in Yate and had fifteen children:  Joseph born in 1794 (before their marriage, and baptized as “Joseph Shipp Pearce”), William baptized in 1796, Ann in 1797, Daniel in 1798, Robert in 1800, Betty in 1802, Susannah in 1803, Mary & Sarah in 1805, Thomas in 1807, another Thomas born the following year, Sarah baptized in 1810, Hannah in 1813, John in 1815 and Rachel in 1819 (details below).   Daniel died on 29 April 1836, aged sixty-eight, and was buried at Yate on 3 May;   Betty died on 30 November the following year; and was buried with her husband at Yate.

Robert’s fourth child, another Sarah – named after her recently-deceased older sister – was baptized on 25 September 1773.  On 30 March 1794 she had a child baptized at Yate, “Thomas Wicks Shipp”, and a few weeks later she married the father, Thomas Wicks, “bachelor of Iron Acton”.

Robert’s fifth child, Joseph, was born at Yate in 1775/6.  On 28 August 1799 he married Henrietta Corbett (baptized in Yate on 21 November 1773, the daughter of Jonathan and Hannah née Hall) at Yate.  (The Shipps were solidly middle-class, but the Corbetts were a cut higher, and a descendant speculates that had Henrietta not been pregnant (Ann was christened eight weeks after the wedding) her father would not have permitted this marriage. Henrietta’s signature on the wedding record is more bold and beautiful than any other in Shipp family records.)  The couple had ten children:  Ann Corbett baptized in 1800, Jonathan in 1801, Hannah Maria in 1802, Robert in 1804, Amelia in 1805, Henrietta in 1807, Richard in 1808, Rachel in 1810, William in 1812 and Caroline in 1816 (details below).  In 1808 Joseph inherited lands and money from his father: while his brother Daniel took over Court Farm, Joseph became tenant and yeoman of Horton farm, and thus an elector; he also owned lands in Yate and Iron Acton.  Henrietta died in 1822, aged forty-nine, and was buried on 5 December.  Two years later, on 5 May 1824, Joseph married a widow, Sarah Tiley (born 1785/6).  In 1841 they were living at Horton Farm with five children and a grandchild.  Sarah died in 1846 and was buried at Chipping Sodbury on 29 November.  In 1851 Joseph, a “farmer of 238 acres employing three labourers”, was blind and living at Horton Farm with three children and orphaned grandchildren William & Sarah.  He died on 30 June 1853, aged seventy-eight, and was buried in Yate on 5 July.  His will (marked rather than signed, because of his blindness) was proved on 8 September:  bequests of £30 went to sons Jonathan & Robert and daughter Ann, £50 to grandson William, and £100 & his silver teapot to granddaughter Sarah.

 

THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM  (1763 - 1809)

William’s first child, Sarah, was baptized at Yate in 1792.   She is probably the Sarah buried at Yate on 14 January 1813, aged twenty.

William’s second child, William, was born in about 1794.   He married Mary Ann Bailey in Yate on 20 March 1824;  they had no children.  A “yeoman of the Brick House”, he was buried at Yate on 13 September 1828, aged just thirty-four.  Mary stayed on at the farm (by now known as Oxwick Farm) and worked it until her death in 1868, being recorded in the ten-yearly censuses as widow and head-of-household.  She was buried in Yate on 7 November 1868, aged seventy-five (probably the last Shipp to be buried in the family vault at St Mary’s).

William’s third child, Robert, was baptized at Yate in 1795 and died in 1800.

William’s fourth child, George, was baptized at Yate on 14 August 1796.  He married Fanny (surname unknown), and was buried at Chipping Sodbury on 26 February 1839, aged forty-two.

William’s fifth child, Thomas, was baptized at Yate in 1798 and died in 1826.

William’s sixth child, Ann, was baptized at Yate on 4 August 1799.  She married John Smith “of Iron Acton” (born in 1802, the son of John and Hannah née Taylor) at Rangeworthy on 12 March 1831:  they had two children – John born in 1831 and Ann in 1834.  Ann (senior) died on 21 February 1837, being buried at Tytherington.  Two years later John married her cousin Susan(nah).

William’s seventh child, Robert, was baptized at Yate in 1800.  In 1836 he was a “yeoman of Brickhouse Farm”, but by 1841 was living at Oxwick Farm with his widowed sister-in-law Mary Ann.  He was still there in 1851, working as a bailiff.  He died in February 1860, and was buried in Yate.

William’s eighth child, John, was born in November 1801 and baptized on 4 January 1805.  In 1828 he was living in Wapley, in 1829 he was a farmer in Yate and in 1833 he was an innkeeper in Chipping Sodbury.  He married his first cousin, Hannah Maria, with whom he had two children:   William born in 1829, Anne in 1831 and Sarah in 1833 (details below).  He died on 21 November 1836 and was buried three days later in Chipping Sodbury.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOHN  (c. 1801 - 1836)  &  HANNAH MARIA  (c. 1802 - 18??)

John & Hannah Maria’s first child, William, was baptized in Yate on 26 July 1829.  He was a butcher in Charfield and farmer in Wickwar.  In 1851 he was living with his mother, sister and grandfather in Horton.   He married Ruth Hobbs (born in 1832 in Charfield & Wickwar, to George and Mary née Barton) on 26 April 1853 in Wickwar.  The couple had six children:   Lucy Sophia born in 1853, Emily in 1854, Alfred in 1857, John in 1858, Kate in 1861,  Rufus in 1863, Sidney in about 1865, Herbert in about 1868 and Arthur in about 1869 (details below).  In 1861 William was working as a cowman at Endland Farm in Wickwar;  he died ten or so years later.  Ruth died on 28 August 1875.

John & Hannah Maria’s second child, Anne, was baptized in Chipping Sodbury on 7 August 1831 and buried there on 8 February the following year.

John & Hannah Maria’s third child, Sarah, was born in Chipping Sodbury in 1833.  The 1841 census records her with her widowed mother, grandparents and several uncles and aunts at Horton Farm.  On 15 March 1856 Sarah married Thomas Limbrick (“of Hawkesbury and Wickwar”, born c. 1829 to William, a farmer) at Hawkesbury and had at least nine children:  Hannah M born in 1858/9, Thomas W in 1860/1, Frederick J in 1862/3, Albert G in 1863/4, Sarah A in 1865/6, Mary E in 1866/7, Fanny Jane in 1868, Bence J in 1869/70 and James P in 1871.  The 1861 census records the family at Chipping Sodbury, and that of 1871 at Hampstead Farm:   Thomas was a “farmer of 226 acres”.  Sarah died on 14 October 1901 and Thomas on 2 June 1902.

 

THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM (1829 - bef. 1875)

William’s first child, Lucy Sophia, was born in 1853.  She was present at her mother’s death in 1875, but otherwise nothing further is known of her at present.

William’s second child, Emily, was born in 1854 and died the following year.

William’s third child, Alfred, was born in 1857.   Nothing further is known of him at present.

William’s fourth child, John, was born in Charfield on 17 November 1858 and baptized in Wickwar in 1863.  In 1881 he was working as a servant for the Willcox family of Sands Court Farm, Dodington.  He married Hannah Hall Bennett, and had eleven children:  Herbert born in 1887, William Thomas in 1888, Rufus in 1889, Sophia in 1891, Arthur in 1892, Eveline May in 1894, Elsie Mary in 1896, Mervyn Hobbs in 1898, Ivy Irene in 1901, O=Decimus in 1904 and Elgie Vivian in 1905.

William’s fifth child, Kate, was born in Wickwar in 1861 and baptized there on 11 July 1863.  She moved with her aunt Pamela Bennett, née Hobbs, and her husband William to Orangeburg, South Carolina, to help look after their young family – one of whom, Isaac, she subsequently married.  They had one child, Annie Ruth, born in 1900.

William’s fifth child, Kate, was born in 1861.  She moved with her aunt Pamela Bennett, née Hobbs, and her husband William to Orangeburg, South Carolina, to help look after their young family – one of whom, Isaac, she subsequently married.

William’s sixth child, Rufus, was born in 1863.  Nothing further is known of him at present.

William’s sixth child, Sidney, was born in Kingscote, Glos, in about 1865.  In 1881 he was living with his uncle and aunt Elias & Sarah Hobbs at the Hunters Hall Inn, Kingscote, and working as an “agricultural labourer”.

William’s seventh child, Herbert, was born in Wickwar in about 1868.   In 1881 he and his younger brother Arthur were in an orphanage in Warminster.   In 1896, in Lambeth, he married Louisa Hodgson. T he couple had two children – Louisa Ellen, born in Foots Cray, Kent, in 1897 and Herbert Arthur in Bromley on 1 January 1899.  Louisa (senior) evidently died soon afterwards, because in 1900, in Marylebone, Herbert married another Hodgson, Fanny.  The following year they had a daughter, Ruth, born in Foots Cray.  The 1901 census records Herbert living in Chislehurst, Kent, with thirty-eight year old Fanny, three-year old Louisa, two-year old Herbert and two-month old Ruth, and working as a “master butcher”.  His brother Arthur was still living with them.

William’s eighth child, Arthur, was born in Wickwar in about 1869.  In 1881 he and his brother Herbert were in an orphanage in Warminster.   In 1901 he was living in Chislehurst, Kent, a “butcher’s assistant”.

 

THE CHILDREN OF DANIEL  (1767 - 1836)

Daniel’s first child, Joseph, was born in 1794:  eight months or more before Daniel & Betty’s marriage.  (He was baptized in Yate as “Joseph Shipp Pearce” on 21 February 1794, the “baseborn son” of Elizabeth Pearce, but dropped his original surname on his parents’ marriage.)   The 1861 census finds him still unmarried, living at Court Farm, Yate.  He died four years later aged seventy-one, and was buried with his parents on 20 November 1865.

Daniel’s second child, William, was baptized in Frocester on 25 January 1796.  Like his elder brother, the 1861 census records him as unmarried at Court Farm.  He was buried, on 17 February 1879, with his parents at Yate.

Daniel’s third child, Ann, was baptized in Frocester on 26 May 1797.  In 1841-61 she was single, living with most of her siblings at Court Farm.   She died, still unmarried, on 22 August 1876, aged seventy-nine, and was buried in Yate.

Daniel’s fourth child, Daniel, was baptized in Yate on 13 June 1798.  He married Sarah Pearse (born 1803?) of Yate on 13 April 1831 and had a son, Joseph (details below).   The following year he was recorded in Yate as an elector, an “occupying tenant at £50 pa”.  In 1841 and 1851 the three of them were recorded at Tanhouse Farm in Yate.  Daniel died on 28 April 1869, aged seventy-one, and Sarah on 2 May 1880 aged seventy-three.  They were buried in Yate (grave 97) with Joseph, who had died in 1866.

Daniel’s fifth child, Robert, was baptized in Yate on 31 January 1800 (with his mother’s name given, incorrectly, as ‘Susanna’).   He suffered from some sort of mental disability.  He was buried at Yate on 10 March 1853.

Daniel’s sixth child, Betty, was baptized on 12 February 1802.  She married William Pinnell (“of Rockhampton”, born in 1798, the son of Charles and Mary née Gifford;  his aunt Ann Gifford had married John Shipp) on 30 April 1835 in Yate.  Betty was buried on 6 June 1846 in Yate;  while William lived on till 1878, being buried with Betty, in grave 43 at Yate.

Daniel’s seventh child, Susannah, was baptized at Yate on 17 November 1803.  On 15 May 1839 she married John Smith of Iron Acton, widower of her cousin Ann, and had two children:   Daniel born in 1839 and Moses in 1842.  She and John both died in 1880.

Daniel’s eighth child, Mary, was baptized with her twin sister Sarah on 3 October 1805.  The 1861 records her unmarried at Yate Court, and she is presumably the Mary Shipp of Iron Acton who was buried at Yate on 9 June 1868, aged sixty-two.

Daniel’s ninth child, Sarah, was baptized in 1805 and buried on 24 June the following year.

Daniel’s tenth child, Thomas, was born in March 1807 and buried in the February of the following year.

Daniel’s eleventh child, another Thomas, was born in Yate on 8 November 1808.  He married Sarah Ann Jenkins (born 1820/1 in Rockhampton, Glos) in Thornbury in June 1842, and had at least three children – John born in 1843, William Jenkins in 1845 and Thomas in 1847/8 (details below). In  1851 the family were living in Slimbridge:   Thomas was a “farmer of 157 acres”.  He and Sarah Ann were recorded thirty years later at Stone Village, Berkeley, together with their five-year old granddaughter Mary, and Sarah Ann’s widowed mother Hannah;   Thomas was a “farmer of twenty-three acres”.

Daniel’s twelfth child, Sarah, was baptized on 26 September 1810.  She married Thomas Smith, farmer of Rangeworthy (and brother of the John who had married her cousin Ann and sister Susannah) on 9 June 1836 at Yate.   They had four children – John born in about 1837, Thomas in about 1841, Sarah Ann in about 1846, and Mary Shipp in about 1848.

Daniel’s thirteenth child, Hannah, was baptized on 4 May 1813.  The 1861 records her at Yate Court, and twenty years later she was at Hill House in Iron Acton.  She was buried with her parents on 7 March 1900, aged eighty-seven.

Daniel’s fourteenth child, John, was born in 1815/6.   The 1861 records him, unmarried, at Yate Court.  He was buried with his parents on 22 January 1878, aged sixty-two.

Daniel’s fifteenth child, Rachel, was baptized at Yate on 1 June 1819 at Yate, and buried there on 2 October 1854, aged thirty-five.

 

THE CHILDREN OF DANIEL (c. 1798 - aft. 1869)

Daniel’s son Joseph was baptized on 23 December 1832.  In 1841 and 1851 he was recorded with his parents at Tanhouse Farm in Yate.  In 1860 he married Ann Smith at Iron Acton, and had two children:  Daniel born in 1860/1 and Sarah Ann in 1863 (details below).  In 1861 Joseph was recorded at Tanhouse Farm with Ann and little Daniel:  he was a “farmer of 130 acres”.  He died in Chipping Sodbury on 27 April 1866 aged thirty-two.  Five years later the census recorded Ann in Iron Acton with the two children;  ten years later she was still there, farming 113 acres at Rectory Farm, Yate, employing two men and a boy.  She died on 22 November 1912 and was buried at Yate.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH  (1832 - 1866)

Joseph’s first child, Daniel, was baptized on 10 February 1861.  That year the census recorded him at Tanhouse Farm in Yate with his parents;   ten years later he was still there, with his sister and widowed mother, while in 1881 he was with them at Rectory Farm.

Joseph’s second child, Sarah Ann, was born in 1863 and baptized at Yate on 1 October.  In 1871 she was recorded at Tanhouse Farm with her brother and widowed mother, and ten years later was with them at Rectory Farm.

 

THE CHILDREN OF THOMAS  (1808 - aft. 1880)

Thomas’ first child, John, was born in Horton on 19 May 1843.  Eight years later he was with his family in Slimbridge, a “scholar”.  He married Elizabeth Hill (daughter of J Hill and Elizabeth Tratman, born 1851/2 in Coaley, Glos) on 12 April 1866 in Hill Church, Gloucester, and had ten children:  Ann born in 1867, Sarah Jessie in 1868, John in 1869, Elizabeth in 1870, Thomas in 1872, William Hill in 1873, Daniel Hill in 1875, Mary in 1876, Mabel in 1877, and Kate in 1881 (details below).   In 1881 John & Elizabeth were recorded living in Stone with seven of their children:  John was a “farmer of 161 acres, employing three men and a boy”.   A descendant, Richard Beaumont, remembers John as a “Pig Butcher / Bacon Factor” living at Hall Farm between 1872-1900.  He died on 16 March 1900 in Stone, and was buried there five days later.  Elizabeth died on 3 September 1903 and was buried in Stone on 8 September.

Thomas’ second child, William Jenkins, was born in Horton in 1845 and baptized there on 18 May.  Six years later he was with his family at Slimbridge, a “scholar”.  He married Mary Ann King (born in 1847/8, the daughter of George) in Westbury-on-Trym on 4 September 1869.  (A descendant recalls:  “Mary Ann King was a servant for great-great-grandpa Thomas ... [who] ... was a wealthy farmer and when William married Mary they were kind of kicked out of the family ... and [I] was also told that William was quite the drinker ...”.)   William and Mary Ann moved to the USA in 1869/70, and had a daughter, Hannah, born in 1871/2.  Sometime between 1872 and 1876 they moved to Keokuk County, Iowa, where they had four more children:  Joseph born in 1876, Thomas in 1879, John in 1882 and Daniel in 1886 (details below).  Mary Ann evidently died in early middle age, for in March 1902 William married Amelia Tate (or Genkins?), in Mahaska County, Iowa.

Thomas’ third child, another Thomas, was born in Slimbridge in 1847/8.  The 1851 census recorded him there with his family, but nothing further is known of him.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOHN  (1843 - 1900)

John’s first child, Ann, was born on 20 March 1867 at Stone and baptized there on 19 April 1867.  The 1881 census records her in the village with her parents and six of her siblings.  She never married, and worked for thirty years as Matron at Berkeley Hospital.

John’s second child, Sarah Jessie, was born at Stone on 8 February 1868 and baptized there on 5 March.  The 1881 census records her in the village with her parents and six of her siblings.  She married a farmer, Francis William Randall, on 9 June 1897 at the parish church.  Sarah died on 7 March 1906 and was buried three days later “at Luggershall, in the parish of Uley”.

John’s third child, John, was born in Stone on 14 May 1869 and baptized there on 27 June.  The 1881 census records him in the village with his parents and six of his siblings.  He “moved to Liverpool to work in the docks”.

John’s fourth child, Elizabeth, was born in Stone on 21 May 1870 and baptized there on 10 July.  The 1881 census records her in the village with her parents and six of her siblings.  On 4 May 1897, still in the village, she married George William Povey.

John’s fifth child, Thomas, was born in Stone on 25 July 1872, and baptized there on 12 September.  The 1881 census records him in the village with his parents and six of his siblings.  He married Frances Mary Laver there on 4 June 1900.  He worked as a farm bailiff.

John’s sixth child, William Hill, was born in Stone on 1 April 1873, and died there on 23 October 1875.

John’s seventh child, Daniel Hill, was born in Stone on 10 April 1875 and baptized there on 9 May.  The 1881 census records him in the village with his parents and six of his siblings.  He emigrated to New Zealand.

John’s eighth child, Mary, was born in Stone on 21 March 1876 and baptized there on 28 May.  The 1881 census records her in the village with her grandparents Thomas & Sarah Ann Shipp.   On 5 October 1911 she married a widower, Thomas Bennett Smith, by whom she had three children:  Dorothy Jessie, Joan Mary and Margaret.

John’s ninth child, Mabel, was born in Stone on 28 September 1877 and baptized there on 16 December.  The 1881 census records her in the village with her parents and six of her siblings.  On 26 June 1901 she married Noah Reginald Peglar, a dentist.

John’s tenth child, Kate, was born in Stone on 4 May 1881, and baptized there on 10 July.

 

THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM JENKINS  (1845 - )

William Jenkins’ first child, Hannah, was born in 1871/2 in Missouri.  Nothing further is known of her at present.

William Jenkins’ second child, Joseph W, was born in Keokuk County, Iowa, in 1876.  Nothing further is known of him at present.

William Jenkins’ third child, Thomas, was born at What Cheer in Keokuk County, Iowa, on 29 May 1879.  He married Clara Emma Pearson (born 23 August 1882 in Bellefountaine, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA, the daughter of James and Anna née Reeves) on 1 August 1900 at Oskaloosa, Mahaska County.  The couple had eleven children.

William Jenkins’ fourth child, John, was born at What Cheer in Keokuk County, Iowa, on 21 May 1882.  On 5 October 1901 he married Mary A Dow (born in February 1886, the daughter of Nate and Julia née Mason) in Oskaloosa, Iowa.   They had three children:  Louis, born on 14 March 1903; Julia Grace on 10 June 1907; and Helen Lucile on 19 October 1909.

William Jenkins’ fifth child, Daniel, was born in Keokuk County, Iowa, on 22 June 1886.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH  (1776 - 1853)

Joseph’s first child, Ann Corbett, was baptized in Yate on 18 January 1800.  In 1811 she was left a half-share in Peaze Leaze pasture by her grandfather Jonathan Corbett.  She married George Gibbs (both then of Westerleigh) on 14 April 1835 in Horton, with whom she had at least one child – Miranda, who married Moses Smith.

Joseph’s second child, Jonathan, was born in Yate and baptized there on 18 March 1801.  A “farmer in Chipping Sodbury” he married Mary Batten (baptized in Rangeworthy on 29 January 1797, the daughter of George and Sarah née Keepen, and therefore a niece of Jonathan’s aunt Sarah) on 21 April 1824 in Iron Acton.   They had six children:  William Batten born in Yate in 1825, Mary in about 1827, Henrietta in 1829, Jonathan Corbett in 1830 (all three born in Iron Acton), Sarah Ann in Wickwar in about 1831, and Joseph in 1842 (details below).  In 1832 Jonathan was keeping the New Inn in Wickwar, but the 1841 and 1851 censuses record the family in Chipping Sodbury: the former in Hatter’s Lane (with Jonathan a “farm labourer”) and the latter in Rounceval Street (now a “farm bailiff”).   In 1871 they were in Iron Acton, in Acton Street.  Mary died in 1874, and in 1881 Jonathan was living in Wotton Road, Iron Acton with his daughter Sarah Ann and granddaughter Louisa:  he was described as an “agricultural labourer”.  He was buried in Iron Acton on 21 April 1883.

Joseph’s third child, Hannah Maria, was born in Yate and baptized there on 15 October 1802.  She married her first cousin John Shipp on 26 April 1828 in Yate.  The couple had two children:   William born in 1829 and Sarah born in 1833 (details above).   John died on 21 November 1836, and the census five years later records Hannah and Sarah at Horton Farm with her father and step-mother.

Joseph’s fourth child, Robert, was born in 1804 in Yate and baptized there on 9 May.  On 29 May 1834 he married Elizabeth Alway (baptized on 22 April 1809, the daughter of Thomas and Mary of Horton).  In 1836 Robert and Elizabeth were living at Archbow Farm, Yate, and in 1841 at Horton.   Elizabeth died in 1846, and in 1851 the census recorded Robert living at Horton with three servants, the “farmer of 140 acres, employing twelve labourers”. On 3 December 1853 in Iron Acton he married a widow, Martha White, née Smith, by whom he had a daughter, Alma, born in 1855 (details below).  The 1861 census records them on Nibley Lane in Iron Acton:  Robert, born apparently in Westerleigh, was a “farmer of 200 acres employing six men and two boys”.  Ten years later Robert, Martha and young Martha (Martha’s daughter by her first marriage) were living in Acton Street;  Robert was a “farmer of 230 acres”.  Ten years after that, in 1881, Robert and Martha were living with Alma in Nibley Lane:  Robert was a “farmer of 85 acres, employing three men”.  Robert wrote his last will in 1884, giving his address as North End House, having presumably retired there from active farming.  He died in about 1886 and Martha in 1892.

Joseph’s fifth child, Amelia, was baptized on 11 August 1805 and died ten days later.

Joseph’s sixth child, Henrietta, was born in Yate and baptized there on 13 January 1807.  The 1841 census records her at Horton Farm with her father and step-mother.  She was buried (“of Horton”) on 17 April 1850 at Yate, aged forty-four.

Joseph’s seventh child, Richard, was born in Yate on 15 April 1808 and baptized there on 7 June.  The 1841 and 1851 censuses record him at Horton Farm with his father (and step-mother in 1841).  In 1853 he took over the farm, and on 27 November 1855 he married Rachel Hobbs (born in Horton 1828/9, daughter of Robert) at St James’ Bristol.  The couple had three children, all baptized at Horton:  Lucy Ann born in 1856, Matilda in 1858 and Richard Joseph Corbett in 1860 (details below).  Richard, who had taken over Horton Farm in 1853, was recorded there by the 1871 census with Rachel, and children Matilda and Richard.  He died on 17 July that same year, aged sixty-three, and was buried at Horton on 21 July.  In his will, he left all his personal estate to his brother Robert of Iron Acton and Moses Smith of Yate, allowing his wife Rachel “to carry on farming & grazing as tenant of the farm and to use the profit to educate and bring up [his] children”.   Indeed in 1881 Rachel was running the farm, her three children still living with her.  She died in 1893, aged sixty-three, and was buried at Horton on 5 May.

Joseph’s eighth child, Rachel, was born in Yate and baptized there on 18 April 1810.  She never married, and in later years lived with her sister Caroline.  The 1841 and 1851 censuses record her at Horton Farm with her father (and step-mother in 1841), while that of 1881 census records her and Caroline in Cotterell Frampton:  Rachel is a “farmer’s daughter”.

Joseph’s ninth child, William Corbett, was baptized on 29 April 1812.  He was buried on 10 June the following year.

Joseph’s tenth child, Caroline, was born in Yate and baptized on 31 January 1816.  The 1841 and 1851 censuses record her at Horton Farm with her father (and step-mother in 1841).  She married a Mr Gibbs, and was widowed by 1861.  She and her sister Rachel subsequently lived with their niece Sarah Limbrick in Old Sodbury, and in 1881 were living together in Cotterell Frampton.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JONATHAN  (c. 1801 - 1883)

Jonathan’s first child, William Batten, was baptized in Yate in February 1825 and baptized there that same year.  By 1841 he was an apprentice blacksmith in the home of Edward Mealing in Chipping Sodbury.  In December 1845 he married Eliza Carradine (born 1822/3, the daughter of William, a mason, and Grace of Chipping Sodbury) at the Temple, Bristol.  By 1847 he was a blacksmith and in 1851 a “blacksmith master” on Rounceval Street in Chipping Sodbury.  The couple had six children – George Batten born in 1846, William Thomas Hobbs in 1848, Eliza Anne baptized in 1849, Ann born in 1851, Hannah Maria (or ‘Anna’) in 1852, and Henry baptized in 1857 (details below).  Eliza died in 1859, and the following year William married an Anne Webb.  He died on 7 March 1871, in the “Lunatic Asylum” in Wotton.

Jonathan’s second child, Mary, was born in Iron Acton in about 1827.  In 1851 she was living in Iron Acton with her parents, unmarried and working as a dress-maker.

Jonathan’s third child, Henrietta, was born in 1829.   The 1841 census records her with her parents, but nothing further is known of her after that.

Jonathan’s fourth child, Jonathan Corbett, was born in Iron Acton in 1830.  Initially an ironmonger in Iron Acton (where the 1851 census recorded him living with his parents) and then apparently in Chipping Sodbury, he emigrated in 1853 from Bristol to Australia on the Protector, and joined the Sandhurst District Police.  In 1855 he married Josepha Ladner (born 1837 in Penzance) at Bendigo, Victoria.  The couple had seven children:  Sarah Jane born in 1856, Josepha Henrietta in 1858, Mary Elizabeth in 1860, Anne Josepha in 1863, Emily Henrietta in 1866, Jonathan Corbett in 1868, Edna Bassett in 1870, Clara Batten in 1874, and Edward William in 1878 (details below).  In 1858 Jonathan had resigned from the police, with the rank of sergeant:  records at the time describe him as having “light brown hair, blue eyes, 5'8", with a fair complexion.”  He died in 1878.

Jonathan’s fifth child, Sarah Ann Hobbs, was born in Wickwar in about 1831.  She worked as a dressmaker and had two illegitimate children:  Thomas Pullin, born in 1849 (but not apparently featuring in the 1851 census), and Louisa in Iron Acton in 1852.  In 1851 she was living with her parents in Iron Acton.  In 1881 she was living with her father and Louisa in Wotton Road, Iron Acton.

Jonathan’s sixth child, Joseph, was born in Chipping Sodbury in 1842 and baptized there on 18 April.  The 1851 and 1871 censuses record him at home with his parents.  He married Caroline (surname unknown), with whom he had two children:  Hester Pullin M, born in about 1877, and Elizabeth Caroline, born in about 1879 (further details below).  The 1881 census recorded the couple at 14 Arlington Street in Islington, while the following two censuses find him at 14 Dale Street in Chiswick – a “shipyard labourer and engineer’s assistant.”  Caroline evidently died in the 1890s.

 

THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM BATTEN  (1825 - aft. 1850)

William Batten’s first child, George Batten, was born in 1846 and baptized in Chipping Sodbury on 20 April 1848.  In 1861 he was living with his grandparents on the Parade in Chipping Sodbury, and working as a ‘mason-labourer’.  He married twice: first, Mary Silverthorn on 3 April 1869 at Stt Philip & Jacob, Bristol.  Two years later they were living in Chipping Sodbury;  he was a stonemason.  Ten years later they were living in Pontywain, Risca, Monmouthshire – with them were George’s sister Hannah Maria and a niece, Mary Carpenter;  George was a “Grocer and Mason”.  Mary died in 1886, whereupon the following year George married Fanny Silverthorn, with whom he had a daughter, Daisy Ellen, born in 1890.  The following year George and Fanny were living on the Main Road in Risca, Monmouth;  ten years after that they were at 11 Lorne Terrace, Bristol.  

William Batten’s second child, William Thomas Hobbs, was born and baptized in Chipping Sodbury in 1848;  the 1851 census records him there, in Rounceval Street.  Ten years later he was living with his grandparents on the Parade.  In 1871 he was still there, working as a bootmaker;  his grandmother was now a widow.  In 1881 he was lodging with the Birt family in Chipping Sodbury Marketplace, and working as a shoemaker.  Two years later he married Alma Hopkins.  The couple had two daughters – Annie, born in about 1885 and Alma, born in 1887.  In 1891 and 1901 the family was still living in Chipping Sodbury, now in Rounceval Street – William was working as a postman, with Annie (in the latter year) a “mother’s help”.  He died in 1907

William Batten’s third child, Eliza Anne, was baptized on 17 August 1849, and died soon afterwards.

William Batten’s fourth child, Ann, was born in Chipping Sodbury in the first quarter of 1851, being recorded in Rounceval Street by that year’s census.  Ten years later the census recorded her visiting Ann Batten in Bristol.  In 1871 she was living with her grandmother (Grace Caradine) on the Parade in Chipping Sodbury.  In 1874 she married James Turner.  The couple had two children – Ann Eliza (‘Annie’), born in about 1875 and Florence (‘Flora’) in 1876.  Ann died in 1878;  three years later James was living with his two daughters on the High Street in Chipping Sodbury, a “Plasterer & Painter”;  ten years later Flora was recorded with her uncle George Shipp in Risca, Monmouth.

William Batten’s fifth child, Hannah Maria, was born in 1852 and baptized on 8 August, as ‘Anna’.  In 1861 she was living with her grandparents on the Parade in Chipping Sodbury.  Ten years later she was still there.   In 1881 and 1891 she was living with her brother George in Monmouthshire, on the latter occasion recorded as his housekeeper.  In 1901 she was recorded as a visitor in her brother William’s home in Chipping Sodbury – she was “living on [her] own means”.

William Batten’s sixth child, Henry, was baptized on 20 May 1857, and died soon afterwards.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JONATHAN CORBETT  (1830 - 1878)

Jonathan Corbett’s first child, Sarah Jane, was born in 1856 in Sandhurst, Bendigo, Victoria.  She died in 1913.

Jonathan Corbett’s second child, Josepha Henrietta (‘Jessie’), was born in Sandhurst in 1858 and died there the following year.

Jonathan Corbett’s third child, Mary Elizabeth (‘Bessie’), was born in Sandhurst in 1860.  She married twice:  first, in 1882, twenty-six year old William Joseph Dewane Green, by whom she had a daughter, Mary Willimina Josepha, born that same year.  William died, also that year, and in 1885 Bessie married Charles Clapton, by whom she had a further nine children:  Charles William Corbett born in 1886, Sarah Mary Elizabeth in 1888, Violet Rose Florence in 1889, Ruby Eleanor Constance in 1891, Harold Edgar Robert in 1893, Grace in 1894, Henry Joseph in 1896, Percy Thomas in 1898, and Adelaide Myrtle Daphne in 1900.  Mary died in 1936, in Bendigo.

Jonathan Corbett’s fourth child, Anne Josepha (‘Annie’), was born in 1863.  In 1911 she married Richard Hutchins.

Jonathan Corbett’s fifth child, Emily Henrietta, was born in Sandhurst, Victoria, in 1866.  In 1891 she married Thomas Henry Fleming, by whom she had five children:  Thomas Stanley born in 1893, William Henry in 1895, Victor Lawrence in 1897, Winifred Florence in 1899 and Annie Louisa in 1900 – the first two born in Melbourne, and the last three in Carlton.  Emily died in 1914.

Jonathan Corbett’s sixth child, Jonathan Corbett, was born in Sandhurst in 1868.  In 1892 he married Mary Jane Grigg, with whom he had five children, all born in Swan Hill, New South Wales:  Jonathan Corbett born in 1892 (who married Mary Ann Rogers in 1915), William James in 1893, Alfred Leslie in 1894, Albert Edward in 1902, and Mary Sabina in 1912.

Jonathan Corbett’s seventh child, Edna Bassett, was born in Sandhurst, Victoria, in 1870.  It seems that in 1893 she had a child, Arthur Neville, who died the following year.  In 1895 she married Francis Henry Clapton, by whom she had seven children:  Josepha Lillian born in 1896, Francis Leslie in 1898, Winifred Edna in 1900, Norman Henry in 1901, Eric William Thomas in 1903, Gladys Irene in 1905, and Elsie May in 1907.  Edna died in 1937 in Collingwood, Victoria.

Jonathan Corbett’s eighth child, Clara Batten (‘Clare’), was born in Sandhurst in 1874.

Jonathan Corbett’s ninth child, Edward William (known by his second name), was born in Sandhurst, Bendigo, on 8 March 1878 – a few weeks after his father’s death.  He lived in Panton Street, Golden Square with his older brothers and sisters and attended Golden Square Primary School.  He was “never out of work and worked in  various jobs as a labourer or furnaceman, walking eight miles return each day to the Gasworks”.  He married Mary Warren (‘May’) Nankervis on 12 September 1904 in Golden Square, Bendigo.  The couple had eight children:  William Edward and Mary Josepha in 1906, Clara Warren in 1909, Elsie Winifred in 1911, Thomas Edward in 1912, and four others.

 

THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH  (1842 - aft. 1900)

Joseph’s first child, Hester Pullin M, was born in about 1877 in Frampton, Gloucestershire.  She moved with her family to London, and in 1881 was at 14 Arlington Street in Islington.  Ten years later she was at 14 Dale Street, Chiswick.  In 1900 she married Robert Henry Hood, a bricklayer, and the following year was living with him at 43 Brook Road, Brentford.

Joseph’s second child, Elizabeth Caroline, was  born in about 1879 in Iron Acton, Gloucestershire.  She moved with her family to London, and in 1881 was at 14 Arlington Street in Islington.  She married John Huntley, a ‘mechanic worker’.

 

THE CHILDREN OF ROBERT  (1804 - c. 1886)

Robert’s daughter Alma was born on 26 January 1855 in Iron Acton and baptized there on 4 May.  (She was presumably named after the Battle of Alma on 20 September the preceding year, a decisive engagement in the Crimean War.)  In 1881 she was living with her parents in Nibley Lane, Iron Acton.   On 22 October 1885 she married her cousin Charles Bennett (the son of Alma’s mother’s sister Ann) at Iron Acton, and they had five children, all born at Lorridge Farm, Berkeley:  Madeline Alma in 1886, Charles Wilfrid in 1888, Robert Montague in 1889, Margaret Stephanie in 1894 and Sylvia Ashfield in 1899.

 

THE CHILDREN OF RICHARD  (1808 - 1871)

Richard’s first child, Rachel, was born in 1855.   Nothing further is known of her.

Richard’s second child, Lucy Ann, was born in 1856, baptized in Horton on 4 January the following year, and confirmed there in 1873.  In 1881 she, Matilda and Richard were still at Horton Farm with their widowed mother.   She married Moses Isaac, and had two children:   Lucy Victoria, known as ‘Queenie’ (birthdate unknown), and Montague Hamilton Shipp, born in about 1886.  Moses took on the running of Horton Farm from Lucy’s brother Richard, and descendants of his (and Montague’s) were still working it in the early twenty-first century.

Richard’s third child, Matilda, was born in 1858, baptized in Horton on 9 January the following year, and confirmed there in 1876.  The 1871 census records her at Horton Farm with her parents and younger brother, while ten years later she, Lucy and Richard were still there with their widowed mother.

Richard’s fourth child, Richard Joseph Corbett, was born in Horton in 1860, baptized there on 10 March the following year and confirmed there in 1879.  The 1871 census records him at Horton Farm with his parents and sister Matilda, while ten years later he, Lucy and Matilda were still there with their widowed mother.  He married Bertha Bleaken and had three children.

 

 

APPENDIX – THE SHIPPS OF DOYNTON

William Shipp in his will of 1612 wrote “... I give and bequeath unto my two sonnes Willm. and Anthonie which I had by Elizabeth Brabun my late servante fyftie pownds apeece of lawful English money ...”.  The same will makes clear that this William had a brother, and a sister Margaret who had married James Edwards of Tormarton.  It seems likely that William’s parents were Thomas and Joan Shipp, buried in Doynton on 1 October 1584 and 4 February 1604 respectively.  William was probably not married to Elizabeth Brabun, and his wife seems to have been Helena, buried in Doynton on 13 October 1613.  William himself had been buried there on 7 August the previous year.

William’s son Anthony seems to have moved to Marshfield, where he married Cicely (surname unknown).  The Marshfield registers record various children: Richard baptized on 11 August 1633, John in July 1637, Sarah on 16 March 1640, Thomas in March 1643, and Jonathan in March 1645.

William’s other son, William, had at least three sons – John, William and Joseph, baptized in Doynton on 9 January 1631, 29 May 1631 and 10 February 1633 respectively, and probably a daughter, Alice, buried in Doynton on 10 June 1631.  It seems very likely that he was also the father of our Daniel, born in Yate in about 1634, but proof is still missing.  The identity of these children’s mother is not clear;  a few years later, in 1640, a William Shipp married Christian(a) Idds in Yate:  no Shipps are known in Yate before then, and this looks likely to be William of Doynton, marrying for a second time.

The younger William’s son John was baptized in Doynton on 9 Jan 1631.  A “yeoman”, he lived in Iron Acton and married Silvester (surname unknown) who died in June 1693.  John himself was buried in Iron Acton in June 1714.

The younger William’s son William was baptized in Doynton on 29 May 1631.  It is quite likely this William, “of Marshfield”, who married Martha Pick/Dike there on 20 April 1666, and who died in Iron Acton in February 1692.

There seem to be no further Shipps in Doynton after the 1630s.

 


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