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William Hamlyn WINDEATT, 'Architect'


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WARNING:  The family of William Hamlyn WINDEATT and his descendants has not been thoroughly researched. The information on this page has been put together from census returns and BMD index data.  If you are descended from this family or can correct or add to the information please get in touch.
NOTE: Linked names lead to more information further down the page. 

Shaldon Parish Baptisms Register:  March 12 1811 William Hamlyn son of George & Susanna Windeat

William worked with his father as a builder in Shaldon and married on 20th September 1832 to Elizabeth WORTH in Shaldon and died aged only 39 years old on June 3rd 1850 in Ringmore, Shaldon. He was buried on June 6th.

He had several descendants but we know nothing of them.  If you belong to this family please get in touch.

He worked with his father as a Mason and Builder in Shaldon but died young at about 40 years of age.  He died in the June quarter of 1850 (GRO Reference: Newton Abbot 10 127).  We don't yet have a copy of his death certificate to find out how he died.  His wife didn't remarry but eventually moved north to live with one of her daughters and survived to the ripe old age of 99.  Their daughter called her father an 'architect' on her mother's death certificate. 

Parents & Siblings

See the page about his father, George WINDEATT and his mother Susanna HAMLYN:  [More . . .]

Spouse - Elizabeth WORTH  (?1806-1905)

William Hamlyn WINDEATT married Elizabeth WORTH on 20th September 1832 in Shaldon by banns.  Both of this parish, both signed. Witnesses: George Windeatt & Mary A Windeatt, both signed. George and Mary were probably Williams brother and sister.

We know little about her. Please get in touch if you know anything about Elizabeth's family.

We do know that she lived a long life - here's a transcription of her the 1881 census where she is 75 and living with her daughter Elizabeth in Chorlton cum Hardy. 

1881 Census (taken 3rd April 1881) Crown Copyright

Name Status Marr Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
William B. ADAMS Head M 41 M   Liverpool, Lancashire
Elizabeth ADAMS WIFE M 36 F Domestic Servant Sheldon, Devon
Elizabeth WINDEATT Mother in Law W 75 F   Sheldon, Devon
Mary A. WEEKS Servant U 32 F General Servant Musbury, Devon

Here's a copy of the death certificate.

Death in the Eastern Sub District of Exeter - 1881

When & Where Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of Death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
3rd April 1905
6 Church Road, Chorlton cum Hardy
U.D.
Elizabeth WINDEATT Female 99 years Widow of William Hamlyn WINDEATH
Architect
Senile Degradation certified by
W. Renshaw
M.R.C.S.
E.W. ADAMS
Daughter
Present at death
6 Church Road
Chorlton cum Hardy
7th April 1905

Children

Information about the children has been pieced together from the census returns (see below).

1. Sally WINDEATT later THOMSON (1834-?)

Shaldon Parish Baptisms Register: Dec 21 1834 Sally North daughter of William Hamlyn & Elizabeth Windeatt, Shaldon, Mason

Sally, was William and Elizabeth's first daughter but where was she in the 1841 census?  She isn't listed with her parents or her paternal grandparents?  She first appears in the 1851 census living with her brother at the house of her uncle, John BEAL, in Tiverton and working as a pupil-teacher at the British School.  Their father had died six months previously. 

John BEAL's wife was also called Sarah.  We don't yet know the precise nature of the relationship but I suspect she was her mother's  older sister.

According to Lancashire BMD, she married David THOMSON in 1864 in the parish of St. Jude, Edgehill, Liverpool [2110WD/1/483]. 

By 1881 she was living at 31 Sutcliffe St, West Derby, Lancashire, England.  West Derby is in Liverpool.   She was 46 and had five children still living with her but there may have been older children who had already left home.  Her younger brother, John Worth WINDEATT, was staying with them.

Name Relationship Marital Status Sex Age Birthplace Occupation
SallyTHOMSON Head M F 46 St. Nicholas, Devon -
John THOMSON Son - M 13 Walton, Lancashire Office Lad Ship Broker
David THOMSON Son - M 12 Walton, Lancashire Office Lad General Ship Broker
Harry THOMSON Son - M 11 Walton, Lancashire Scholar
George THOMSON Son - M 5 Walton, Lancashire  
Bessie THOMSON Daur - F 3 Walton, Lancashire  
John WINDEATT Brother U M 40 St. Nicholas, Devon Master Mariner Unemployed

So had her husband died?  If so, the census return should have said 'Head', 'Wid'.  If he was away that night, then it should have said 'Wife', 'Married'. 


2. Elizabeth Worth WINDEATT (?1836-?)

Shaldon Parish Baptisms Register: June 4 1837 Elizabeth Worth daughter of William & Elizabeth Windeatt, Shaldon, Mason

Elizabeth because she appears first in the 1841 census aged 4 and then in the 1851 census aged 14

She married William Bradley ADAMS in St Augustine's parish, Everton, Liverpool in the December quarter of 1867 [Lancashire BMD (indexed under WINDEATH) REF: 2046WD/3/29 ]

Here she is in the 1881 census taken 3rd April), living in Chorlton cum Hardy with her husband.  He appears to be unemployed and she is working as a domestic servant.  She also has her mother living with her.

1881 Census (taken 3rd April 1881) Crown Copyright

Name Status Marr Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
William B. ADAMS Head M 41 M   Liverpool, Lancashire
Elizabeth ADAMS WIFE M 36 F Domestic Servant Sheldon, Devon
Elizabeth WINDEATT Mother in Law W 75 F   Sheldon, Devon
Mary A. WEEKS Servant U 32 F General Servant Musbury, Devon

 


3. John Worth WINDEATT (1839-1904)

Shaldon Parish Baptisms Register: Jan 19 1840 John Worth son of William & Elizabeth Windeatt, Shaldon, Mason

1839  Birth in the District of Newton Abbott, Sub-district of Teignmouth in the County of Devon

When & Where Name Sex Name and Surname of Father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
24th December 1839 at Saint Nicholas John WORTH Boy William WINDEATT Elizabeth WINDEATT formerly WORTH Mason Elizabeth WINDEATT
Mother
Saint Nicholas
20th January, 1840

Here is John staying with his sister, Sally, in 1881.  Their mother is not far away staying with their sister Elizabeth.

Name Relationship Marital Status Sex Age Birthplace Occupation
SallyTHOMSON Head M F 46 St. Nicholas, Devon -
John THOMSON Son - M 13 Walton, Lancashire Office Lad Ship Broker
David THOMSON Son - M 12 Walton, Lancashire Office Lad General Ship Broker
Harry THOMSON Son - M 11 Walton, Lancashire Scholar
George THOMSON Son - M 5 Walton, Lancashire  
Bessie THOMSON Daur - F 3 Walton, Lancashire  
John WINDEATT Brother U M 40 St. Nicholas, Devon Master Mariner Unemployed

He may have married in Canada.  According to the Canadian Archives website a John North WINDEOTT (almost certainly a mistranscription) married a Mary McLennan in 1884 in Saint-Stephen's Anglican Church (page 18v).

He died in New York, 10.1.1904.  We don't know if he had any children.


4. William Hamlyn WINDEATT (2) (1842-1900), Master Mariner

He was born in the June quarter of 1842 (Newton Abbot) but baptised on Jan 1 1843 William Hamlyn son of William Hamlyn & Elizabeth Windeatt, Shaldon, Mason and died in Montreal Canada 30/10/1900 age 58.

Married 1874 (Newton Abbot) to Eliza Warren WHITEWAY ( she was baptised in Sept 1847 and died in 1937 - information from a correspondent).

We think they had at least four children: 

  1. Mary Ellen born 1875 (Nelly on the census lists),
    Shaldon Parish Baptisms Register: March 8 1876 Nelly Seymour daughter of William Hamlyn & Eliza Warren Windeatt, St Nicholas, Master Mariner
  2. William Hamlyn (3) born 1879
  3. Mary Worth born in 1884, died 20/10/1984, aged 100, and
  4. Amy Worth . 

The children and their mother are staying with their grandma Miriam Whiteway in the 1881 and 1891 censuses - see below.  William was obviously away at sea.

Little William Hamlyn, aged only 10 months below, was to die in 1916 aged 36 in the First World War.

1881 Census (taken 3rd April 1881) Crown Copyright
 

Here is William's wife and children living with his mother-in-law in 1881 in Shaldon.  Where was William? 

Name Relationship Marital Status Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
Miriam WHITEWAY Head W 71 F Ironmonger Bridport, Dorset
John WHITEWAY Son M 47 M Ironmonger Worker Employing 5 Men & 1 Boy St Nicholas, Devon
Miriam WHITEWAY Dau U 42 F - St Nicholas, Devon
Love S. WHITEWAY Dau U 37   - St Nicholas, Devon
Eliza WINDEATT* DAU M 33 F - St Nicholas Devon
Nelly WINDEATT Grand Daur U 5 F - St Nicholas Devon
William H. WINDEATT Grand Son   10m M   St Nicholas Devon
John WHITEWAY Grand Son U 21 M Tinplate Worker Chester

1891 Census

Few changes in the intervening 10 years - William is still away at sea.

Name Relationship Marital Status Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
Miriam WHITEWAY Head W 81 F   Bridport, Dorset
John WHITEWAY Son M 57 M Ironmonger & Plumber(Em'er) Shaldon, Devon
Miriam S. WHITEWAY Dau S 52 F Ironmongers Assistant(Em'ee) Shaldon, Devon
Love S. WHITEWAY Dau S 47 F Ironmongers Assistant(Em'ee) Shaldon, Devon
Eliza W WINDEATT* DAU M 45 F - Shaldon, Devon
Nellie WINDEATT Grndaur S 15 F Scholar Shaldon, Devon
William H. WINDEATT Son - 11 M Scholar Shaldon, Devon
Amy Worth WINDEATT Dau - 6 F Scholar Shaldon, Devon

2001 Census - Fore St., Shaldon

Miriam must have died because John is now the head of the household and still with three sisters living with him.  Eliza is now widowed and working in her brother's shop.  Nellie has taken up employment in Cornwall as a governess (see below) and Amy is now called 'May'.

Name Relationship Marital Status Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
John WHITEWAY Head S 67 M Ironmonger & Steelplate worker- Employer Shaldon, Devon
Miriam Sey. WHITEWAY Sister S 63 F Book Keeper - Worker - at home Shaldon, Devon
Love Smith WHITEWAY Sister S 57 F Housekeeper - Worker - at home Shaldon, Devon
Eliza Warren WINDEATT Sister W 45 F Shop Assistant Ironm. - Worker - at home Shaldon, Devon
William Hamlyn WINDEATT Nephew S 21 M Tin plate Worker - worker - at home Shaldon, Devon
May Worth WINDEATT Dau - 16 F Scholar Shaldon, Devon

Here's Nellie working as a Governess in Cornwall where she was living with the WHITWORTH family at 30 Vicarage Road, St. Agnes

Name Relationship Marital Status Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
William WHITWORTH Head M 47 M Registered Medical Practictioner CV, MRCSA, ??? Lon Cornwall St. Agnes
Emily E. WHITWORTH Wife M 44 F Cornwall?Cubert
Henry P. WHITWORTH Son 11 M Cornwall, St. Agnes
George A. WHITWORTH Son 7 M Cornwall, St. Agnes
Margaret A. PARKES S-in-law S 47 F Living on own means Cornwall, Cubert
Nellie S. WINDEATT Governess S 25 Governess School Devon, Shaldon
Julie HOSKIN Serv S 23 Domestic Servant Cornwall, St. Agnes
Elizabeth HOSKIN Serv S 20 F Domestic Servant Cornwall, St. Agnes

5. Frank WINDEATT (?1845-?)

b.1846 (Shaldon)

We know nothing more about Frank.  Just that he appears in the 1851 census, aged 5. 

I thought he might be 'Frederick Francis WINDEATT' who was born in the March quarter of 1844 in the Newton Abbot Registration District (GRO Reference: 10 168) but this can't be the case because Frederick Francis did not survive:

Shaldon Parish Burial Register: June 12 1844 Frederick Francis WINDEATT, Shaldon 3months


Census Transcriptions

1841 Census (taken 6th June 1841) © Crown Copyright (taken 6th June 1841)

Here is William in the 1841 Census living a couple of doors down from his father in St. Nicholas village:

Name Age (rounded down) Profession Born in County?
Wm. H. Windeatt 30 Mason & Plasterer Yes
Eliz. Windeatt 30 Straw Bonnet maker Yes
Eliz. Worth Windeatt 4   Yes
John Worth Windeatt 15 months   Yes

Where was his daughter Sarah?  She should have appeared in this census aged 6.


1851 (taken 30th March 1851)

William died in 1850 but here is his wife with three of the children in the 1851 census.  They were living in the same street, Fore St., as William's father George who was still alive aged 69.

Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace Possible DOB
Eliz. WINDEATT Head W 43 F Bonnet Maker Shaldon-Dev 1807
Eliz. W. WINDEATT Daur - 14 F Scholar Shaldon-Dev 1836
Willm. H. WINDEATT Son - 9 M Scholar Shaldon-Dev 1841
Frank W. WINDEATT Son - 5 M Scholar Shaldon-Dev 1845

And in Slater's Directory of Berks, Cornwall, Devon, etc. 1852-53, available from Leicester Universities Historical Directories site, she is listed as a Straw Bonnet Maker:

TEIGNMOUTH: WINDEATT, Elizabeth, Shaldon.

And these are two other children who were staying with their uncle in St. Andrew St., Tiverton:

Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ? DOB
John BEAL Head M 61 M Huntsman Bovytracy-Dev 1789
Sarah BEAL Wife M 59 F Wife Shaldon-Dev 1791
Thomas BEAL Son U 37 M Formerly Huntsman Invalid Bovy Tracy-Dev 1813
Sarah W. WINDEATT Niece U 16 F Pupil Teacher British School Shaldon-Dev 1834
John W. WINDEATT Neph U 11 M Scholar Shaldon-Dev 1839
Hannah DAY Serv U 50 F Domestic Servant Broomfield-Som 1800

RG 9/1401 Folio 104, Page 1, Schedule 1


1861

I cannot find Elizabeth or any of her children living in Shaldon in 1861.  I assume one or more daughters had married and moved away and she had gone to live with one of them.

Meanwhile the BEALs are back in Shaldon living in the first house in the High Street

Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ? DOB
John BEAL Head Married 72 M Retired Huntsman Devon Bovey Tracy 1789
Sarah BEAL Wife Married 68 F Wife Devon Shaldon 1791
Sarah ANNING* Visitor Widow 50 M Formerly Huntsman Invalid Devon Haccombe 1810