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William and Jane WINGET in Dodbrooke

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Introduction to the WINGETT family in Dodbrooke

This page contain some notes and speculations about the WINGETT family in Dodbrooke, Kingsbridge, Devon.  There was another family in Kingsbridge (in Kingsbridge proper on the other side of the river).  We don't know if they are related.  This page is about the family who lived in the Dodbrooke part of Kingsbridge and mostly spell their name WINGETT.  There is a separate page of notes on the other family in Kingsbridge and also an introductory page.

Spelling Variations

This family use a lot of spelling variations of their surname although it eventually settled down into WINGETT or WINGATE by the end of the century.  The baptismal register has WINGEAT for Robert and John then WINYETT for William, Nicholas and George while Edwin reverts to WINGEAT.  This probably represents the predeliction of whichever parish clerk or clergyman who was registering the baptism.

Guesswork Tree

Here is a guesswork family tree worked out through speculation about the records below and from information received about entries in the Dodbrooke baptismal register (see link to parish page below).  It would be necessary to purchase copies of the relevant certificates and register entries to absolutely confirm or disprove the guesses.  You may need to scroll to the right to see all William and Jane's children (seven sons and one daughter?).

        William WYNDEAT = Susanna COLE, 1754
                  |_____________________________________________?
 _________________|______________________________               |
 |                |                              |           ?Illegitimate child by 
William     John WHINYATE/WINGETT             Susanna         Elizabeth CHANTER, 1759
bpt.1755      bpt. 1757                       bpt. 1764
            = Sarah DAMMERELL 10/12/1784      =Charles LOWREY 1884
  __________________|___________
  |                             |
John WINGEAT/WINYATES William WINGET/WINYET = Jane MARCH (1810) b.?785 b.?1790, = Sarah | ____________________________|______________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | | | | Sarah Elizabeth Ann Robert John William ? Henry Nicholas George Edwin (b.1810) (b.1812) (1814-1887) (1816-1899 (1818-1902) (?1822-1891) (1824-1888) (1827-1884) (1829-?) ? dsp =Elizabeth ? =Jane CRIMP =Jemima BROWN =1 Betsey COWLING =Elizabeth ? =1 ? =1. Mary Matilda COLE dsp L dsp =2 ? Elizabeth ? L =2 Mary J PATEY =2. Hariett HAYMAN

WARNING:  The tree above is speculative but it now looks fairly certain that John (bpt.1785) and William (bpt.1790) above are brothers - both baptised to parents John and Sarah.   However, while William has lots of children (eight?), John (junior) and Sarah appear to  be childless.  Also John (junior) and Sarah had a niece, Elizabeth Ann, living with them for decades as their housekeeper and, thanks to Ray Osborn's recent publication of a transcription of the Dodbrooke baptisms from 1725 onwards, we can now be fairly sure that she is, indeed, a daughter of William and Jane.


I have put the information so far found on John, Sarah and their niece Elizabeth Ann on a separate page:

The page below tracks the family of William and Jane through the nineteenth century via the census records. Again, thanks to the Ray Osborn page, we now know that William and Jane did have two daughters:  Elizabeth and Sarah.

Before 1841

Pre-1841 records have not been thoroughly researched -  the following linked page lists a few events, mostly culled from online sources.  NOTE: Dodbrooke is 0.7 miles from Kingsbridge and 1.1 miles from West Alvington.

There is an 1818 record of a Settlement Examination of a Robert Windcott [DRO File: 3036 A/PO18] 1818 in the South Milton parish records.  South Milton is 2.4 miles from Kingsbridge so he could be from this family (or the Galmpton family where Robert is also a common name). However, he could just be from the WINNICOTT family which is a different surname entirely.

In 1810 A William WINGATE married a Jane MARCH in West Alvington and, given that Jane came from there (see census data) and that Nicholas' middle name is MARCH, this must be them.

WILLIAM & JANE (?1790-1867)

The puzzle with this family is why all William's sons became agricultural labourers rather than following in their father's profession of mason. Perhaps William became ill or injured and couldn't work or afford to pay for his children to be apprenticed as masons? 

Certainly, they must have been on "parish relief" in 1825 (or earlier in 1819 when daughter Sarah was apprenticed out) because it looks highly likely that their son John was apprenticed out to John EDWARDS, yeoman, in 1825.  In 1841, another brother, George, was apprenticed there and the EDWARDS of Addlehole Farm seem to have been good employers because John himself together with his wife, children and nephew eventually went back there to work for William EDWARDS (see 1861 census) and he was still living there in 1871 when his daughter Sarah was accidentally shot by his nephew.

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

Living in Church St., Dodbrooke in a house to themselves and next door to the PARSLEYs [HO107/212/12/19]
Name Age (rounded down) Occupation Born in County
William WINGET 50 Mason Y
Jane WINGET 50   Y
John WINGET 25 Ag Lab Y
Henry WINGET 18 Ag Lab Y
Nicholas WINGET 15 Ag Lab Y
Edwin WINGET 10   Y

Apart from the three sons living with them above, William and Jane had three other boys who were living elsewhere in 1841:

Details on each of the children follow further down the page.  Select the links above to go straight there.


Sarah WINGETT/WINGATE, bpt 29th April 1810

I don't know where Sarah, (William & Jane's eldest child), was in 1841 but it looks as if she might be the Sarah WINGETT of West Alvington who was apprenticed to Peter LAKEMAN of Dodbrooke, Yeoman in 1819.  She would have been about eight at the time which was the usual age for sending out poor children to work for local farmers or tradesmen.  It also looks as if she was probably the "Sarah WINGATE, single woman" referred to in a Dodbrooke parish Overseers of the Poor Settlement Examination of 1832 [DRO 5721 A/PO 116].  She would have been about 21 at the time.  This document may tell us a bit more about the history of the family and why William, the father, recorded as a mason, was unable to provide for his children.

1851 Census (taken 30th March) © Crown copyright

William's children have all left home now except for George who has returned after his apprenticeship.  And they have a lodger.  Normally lodgers help to eke out the family's income.  Mary PARSLEY, however, could have been a family friend because ten years earlier in 1841 she was living next door with her own parents and siblings.

Also living in Church St., Dodbrooke
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace Possible DOB
William WINGATE Head M 61 M Mason Devon, Dodbrooke 1789
Jane WINGATE Wife - 63 F --- Devon, West Alvington 1787
George WINGATE Son U 24 M Lab Devon, Dodbrooke 1826
Mary PARSLEY Lodg U 15 F Servant Devon, Dodbrooke 1835

There whereabouts of the other children can be found under their respective names below:  Robert, John William, Henry, Nicholas, George, Edwin

1861 (taken 7th April) © Crown copyright

William has died but Jane is still going strong at 72 and working as a nurse.  A William WINGET died in the June quarter of 1855 in the Kingsbridge district [5b 158], and another William WINGETT died in the December quarter of 1860 in the Kingsbridge district [5b 142]  and one of these two was probably Jane's husband.  She still seems to be working although with seven sons to support her she should have been able to give up working without having to go into the Workhouse.

Living in Church St., Dodbrooke in a house to themselves [RG9 1425/60/3/15]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace Possible DOB
Jane WINGATE Head ? 72 F Nurse Devon, West Alvington 1787
Henry WINGATE Son M 39 M Labourer Devon, Dodbrooke 1822
Elizabeth WINGATE Daur Law M 37 F   Devon, Bigbury 1835
William H WINGATE Grand Son U 9 M Scholar Devon, Plymouth 1851

Her sons Robert and George have both become Post Boys in the intervening period.  Apparently the volume of mail increased rapidly after the introduction of the Penny Post in 1840.  I am not sure exactly what their job entailed but it looks as though it would have corresponded with the job of today's postmen - perhaps with a horse and cart to carry the letters:

1871 (taken 2nd April) © Crown copyright

Jane is no longer living in Church Street. A Jane WINGATE died in the December quarter of 1867, aged 80, and this is almost certainly her [Kingsbridge, 5b 136].  I suspect her son, Henry, is still living in the same house - see below.


son ROBERT (1814-1887)

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

Living in Church St., Dodbrooke in a house to themselves [HO107/212/13/22]
Name Age (rounded down) Occupation Born in County
Robert WINGET 25 Ag Lab Y
Elizabeth WINGET 25   Y

1851 Census (taken 30th March) © Crown copyright

Robert is still living near his parents in Church Street, but he and Elizabeth do not appear to have had any children.

Living in Church St., Dodbrooke
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace Possible DOB
Robert WINGATE Head M 36 M Laborer Devon, Dodbrooke 1814
Elizabeth WINGATE Wife M 36 F Labourer Wife Devon, Dodbrooke 1814

1861 (taken 7th April) © Crown copyright

Robert is still living in Church St. but has changed his occupation to 'Post Boy'. He and his wife are still childless but they seem to have 'adopted' a niece, Mary.  Not sure who's child she is but an examination of the birth certificate would identify her (A Mary Blanche WINGETT was born in the Totnes District in the June quarter of 1854 - GRO Ref: 5b 172).

Living in Church St., Dodbrooke in a house to themselves [RG9/1425/64/12]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
Robert WINGATT Head M 47 M Post Boy Devon, Dodbrooke 1814
Elizabeth WINGATT Wife M 50 F   Devon, Charleton 1810
Mary B WINGATT Niece   6 F Scholar Devon, Dartmouth 1854

1871 (taken 2nd April) © Crown copyright

Robert is still  in Church St. but has changed his profession again.  Now he is a coachman.  He and his wife are still childless but their niece, Mary is still living with them.  Elizabeth's age has changed.  Had she, perhaps, been lying about it all this time?  Is it an enumerator's error?  Or has Robert married again?  Her birthplace is now given as North Huish, rather than Charleton, so perhaps that is the case - although I haven't found any likely deaths or re-marriages on Free BMD.

Living in Church St., Dodbrooke in a house to themselves [RG10/2103/73/26/148]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
Robert WINGETT Head M 56 M Coachman Devon, Dodbrooke 1814
Elizabeth WINGETT Wife M 67 F   Devon, North Huish 1804
Mary B WINGETT Niece   16 F Dressmaker Devon, Dartmouth 1854

3rd April 1881 © Crown copyright

Elizabeth has died but Mary is still there and looking after her uncle, Robert.  They are, presumably, living beside the Shindle Mill turnpike (see Map and photo).  It is not far from Addlehole farm where two of his brothers worked at various times.

Living in Embankment Gate, Dodbrooke [RG11/2183/57/2]
Name Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
Robert WINGETT W 66 M Turnpike Toll Collector Devon, Dodbrooke 1814
Mary Blanche WINGETT U 26 F Housekeeper Devon, Dartmouth 1854

 

5th April 1891 © Crown copyright

A Robert WINGETT died in the March quarter of 1887 [Kingsbridge 5b 171] aged 72 and Blanche next appears living in Church Street, Dodbrooke with an aunt, Elizabeth - probably the Elizabeth Ann who previously looked after John and Sarah.


son JOHN (1816-1899)

In 1841, John was living with his parents (see above) and later married Jane CRIMP in the June quarter of 1845 in Kingsbridge (see GRO index).  This is almost certainly the John who was apprenticed to John EDWARDS, yeoman, in 1825 when he was only 9 or ten years old and returned to the same farm later as an Agricultural Labourer.

1851 Census (taken 30th March) © Crown copyright

By 1851 John has moved back to West Alvington, a neighbouring parish where he had previously been apprenticed.  Here he is working at New Barn farm which is very near Addlehole where his brother George had been in 1841. 

He now has two children.  I can't find a date for the birth of John but Emma Jane WINGET was born in the March quarter of 1850 in the Kingsbridge district [GRO Ref: 9 391]

Living at Newbarn, West Alvington
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
John WINGET Head M 34 M Ag Lab Devon, Dodbrooke 1816
Jane WINGET Wife M 30 F Ag Lab Wife Devon, ?Charlton 1820
John Crimp WINGET Son - 3 M --- Devon, Dodbrooke 1847
Emma Jane WINGET Daur - 1 F --- Devon, West Alvington 1850
 

1861 (taken 7th April) © Crown copyright

John is still living in West Alvington and working as a Farm Labourer (as is his brother William (see below).  John is at Addlehole working for William EDWARDS, aged 40.  We think that John was previously apprenticed to William's father, John Edwards, in Addlehole in the 1820s. John would have been about 10 in 1825 which is probably about the right age for a poor boy to have been apprenticed.  John's family must have been very poor at the time, perhaps his father was unable to work for some reason.

An Elizabeth Ann WINGET was born in the September quarter of 1851 [GRO Ref: Kingsbridge 9 366] and Sarah was probably born in the June quarter of 1856 [GRO Kingsbridge Ref 5b ?199 - as Sarah WINGEAT]. Poor Sarah was later to hit the headlines because, while still living at Addlehole in 1871, she was shot by her cousin, (probably the William CRIMP below - Jane's maiden name was CRIMP.)

Living at Addlehole ?illegible, West Alvington [RG9/1424/16/4/17]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
John WINGATE Head M 44 M Ag Lab Devon, Dodbrooke 1816
Jane WINGATE Wife M 39 F Ag Lab Wife Devon, Charleton 1820
John WINGATE Son U 13 M Scholar Devon, Dodbrooke 1847
Emma J. WINGATE Daur U 11 F Scholar Devon, West Alvington 1850
Elizabeth ?A WINGATE Daur U 9 F Scholar Devon, West Alvington 1851
Sarah WINGATE Daur U 5 F Scholar Devon, West Alvington  
William CRIMP Nephew U 7 M Scholar Devon, Plymouth, St. Andrews  

An Emma Jane WINGATE died in the December quarter of 1867, aged 17 [Kingsbridge 5b 136]

1871 (taken 2nd April) © Crown copyright

There now appear to be a row of cottages at Addlehole.  John WEEKES, a Journeyman Miller and his family live in no 1, John CRIMP (I can't read the occupation) and his family live in no 2, a William MARCH (Pensioner) lives in no 3 and John WINGATE and his family live in no 4.   Both John WEEKES and John CRIMP were born in Dodbrooke and are probably friends and family (see previous census details).l

The decade started well because in 1871 their son, John Crimp WINDEATT, married Ann LEE in the Kingsbridge Independent Chapel.  However, there followed a particularly tragic period for John and Jane, because it seems as though all their three daughters died during the four years from December 1867 to 1872.

Living at no 4 Addlehole Cottages, West Alvington [RG10/2101/28/5/18]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
John WINGATE Head M 54 M Ag Lab Devon, Dodbrooke 1816
Jane WINGATE Wife M 50 F - Devon, Charleton 1820
John WINGATE Son U 23 M Blacksmith Devon, Dodbrooke 1847
Elizabeth A WINGATE Daur U 19 F Dressmaker Devon, West Alvington 1851
Sarah WINGATE Daur U 15 F Dressmaker Devon, West Alvington 1855
Ann BAKER Sister in Law M 52 F - Devon, Charleton 1829

Emma Jane died in 1867 and this same year, poor Sarah was shot by her cousin and either died or was seriously disfigured.  And in the March quarter of 1872, Elizabeth Ann died, aged 20 [Kingsbridge 5b 155].

1881 (taken 3rd April) © Crown copyright

William and Jane have left Addlehole farm and are back living on their own in Church Street, Dodbrooke.

Living at Church St., Dodbrooke [RG11/2183/51/19]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
John WINGATE Head M 64 M General Labourer Devon, Dodbrooke 1816
Jane WINGATE Wife M 60 F - Devon, Charleton 1820

1891 (taken 5th April) © Crown copyright

Jane has died and John is living as a boarder with his son John Crimp WINGATE

Living at Ethel Place, Dodbrooke [RG12/1718/41/8/52]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
John C WINGATE Head M 42 M General Laborer (Em'ee) Devon, Dodbrooke 1848
Ann WINGATE Wife M 45 F Housewife Devon, Kingston 1820
John W PEPPERELL Nephew S 16 M Corn Merchant Assist (Employee) Devon, Dodbrooke 1874
John WINGATE Boardr W 74 M General Laborer (Em'ee) Devon, Dodbrooke 1816

A John WINGATE died in the September quarter of 1899 [Kingsbridge 5b 129] aged 82.  Sadly his son and, I believe, only surviving child, died just a couple of years later. John Crimp WINGATE died aged 54 in Kingsbridge in the June quarter of 1902 [5b 129]


son WILLIAM (1818-1902)

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

The William below is also living in Church St., Dodbrooke.  A William WINGEAT married Jemima BROWN in the Kingsbridge District in the December quarter of 1840 [GRO Ref 9 407] and he could well be another son of William and Jane above.  They have a child, George BROWNE, living with  them.  Jemima had either been married before and was widowed with one son or she had an illegitimate child when she was quite young, or George could be a brother or other relative of hers.  An inspection of the marriage certificate might confirm the circumstances. 

Living  in Church St., Dodbrooke in a house to themselves and next door to a William CRIMP [HO107/211/3/2]
Name Age (usually rounded down) Occupation Born in County
William WINGET 22 Ag Lab Y
Jemima WINGET 23   Y
George BROWNE 5    

1851 Census (taken 30th March) © Crown copyright

William, whom we might assume is another son of William and Jane above, is still married to Jemima (née BROWN).  They are also living in West Alvington (not far from his elder brother, John) but he and Jemima do not appear to have had any children.  The George Brown that was living with them ten years previously has either died or moved on.

Living at East Court, West Alvington
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace  
William WINGET Head M 32 M Ag Lab Devon, Dodbrooke 1818
Jemima WINGET Wife M 33 F Washer Woman Devon, South Pool 1817
 

1861 (taken 7th April) © Crown copyright

William till living at East Court, West Alvington - four farms along from John who was at Addlehole.

Living at East Court, West Alvington [RG9/1424/16/5/21]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace  
William WINGATE Head M 42 M Ag Lab Devon, Dodbrooke 1818
Jemima WINGATE Wife M 42 F   Devon, South Pool 1817

1871 (taken 2nd April) © Crown copyright

William and his wife, have returned from West Alvington and is back in Church Street - probably in the house his parents lived in because his brother, Henry, who was living with his mother in 1861 is still living there too - see Henry 1871 below.

1881 (taken 3rd April) © Crown copyright

Living  in Church Street, Dodbrooke [RG11/2183/ 67/22]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace  
William WINGATE Head M 63 M Farm Labourer Devon, Dodbrooke 1818
Jemima WINGATE Wife M 63 F   Devon, South Pool 1817
William CROSS Lodger W 69   Labourer General Devon, Dodbrooke  
Susan Ellen EASTERBROOK Visitor U 16   Servant (Domestic) Devon Dodbrooke  

1891 (taken 5th April) © Crown copyright

Living  alone at 23 Church Street, Dodbrooke [RG12/1718/ 57/13/66]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace  
William WINGATE Head W 72 M Agricultural Labourer Devon, Dodbrooke 1818

William's wife, Jemima, had died in the March quarter of 1885, aged 66 [5b 163]

A William WINGATE died aged 83 in Kingsbridge in the March quarter of 1902 [5b 158]


son HENRY (1822-1891)

1851 Census (taken 30th March) © Crown copyright

Henry was living with his parents in 1841 (see above) but by 1851 he appears to have moved on to Plymouth and become a wool comber.   A Henry WINGETT married a Betsy COWLING in the Kingsbridge district in the September quarter of 1850.  She was born in Plymouth so they probably went back there to be near her mother - especially as she had a baby, William Henry, three months later.  It was very common for young wives to move back to be with their mother's when the first baby was due.

Living at 3 Portland Cottages, Plymouth Charles Martyr
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace Possible DOB
Henry WINGETT Head M 28 M Woolcomber Devon, Dodbrooke 1822
Betsy WINGETT Wife M 26 F --- Devon, Plymouth 1824

1861 (taken 7th April) © Crown copyright

Henry and his wife had come back from Plymouth in 1861 and are back living with his now widowed mother, Jane (see above).  Henry and his wife appear to have had just one child in the intervening period, a son, William Henry.   It rather looks as though Henry's first wife died after giving birth to William Henry and Henry married again.  This would make sense of the ages and birthplaces being different.  It would also explain why little William Henry ended up in Plymouth - probably with his maternal relatives because his mother came from there and he was born there. 

According to the index a William Henry WINGETT was born in Plymouth in the June quarter of 1851 [GRO Ref: 9 445] and a Betsey WINGET died in the December quarter of 1852 in Plymouth {5b 1_2].  And a Henry WINGET married in the March quarter of 1857 [Kingsbridge 5b 309] - possibly to an Elizabeth Guest HILL,

1871 (taken 2nd April) © Crown copyright

Henry is still living in Church Street - probably in the same house - but now his brother William is living with them and also they have a lodger, a Mary WHITE.  Neither brother has any children living with him and there is no sign of Henry's son, William Henry, nor any other children.  Note that, although they are  brothers, they are now spelling their surnames differently.

Living in Church St., Dodbrooke in a house of three households [RG10 2103/71/23/129-31]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
William WINGATE Head M 51 M Agl. Labourer Devon, Dodbrooke 1818
Jemima WINGATE Wife M 52 F   Devon, South Pool 1817
               
Mary WHITE  Lodger U 69 F Charwoman Devon, Charleton 1801
               
Henry WINGETT Head M 49 M Smith's Labourer Devon, Dodbrooke 1822
Elizabeth WINGETT Wife M 47 F   Devon, Woodleigh 1823

1881 (taken 3rd April) © Crown copyright

Living in Church St., Dodbrooke probably still in the same house as William and Jemima [RG11 2183/67/22/]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
Henry WINGETT Head M 59 M Smith's Labourer Devon, Dodbrooke 1822
Elizabeth WINGETT Wife M 57 F   Devon, Woodleigh 1835

Henry only appears to have had one son or, at least, one surviving son:  William Henry who was born in 1851.  In 1881 William Henry was working as a coachman probably for a JP and Banker by the name of Chapel W Hodge, living at Pounds, Pennycross, Devon with wife, children and a raft of servants.  William Henry's uncle Robert previously worked as a coachman and William Henry was probably introduced to the job through him, or perhaps through his father who worked for a smith.  William Henry married (probably in the December quarter of 1877 to Eliza Hardy [Kingsbridge 5b 639] and has two children in 1881: Elizabeth aged 2 and William H(?enry) aged 1.

1891 (taken 5th April) © Crown copyright

Henry is now living in Kingsbridge probably in the same house as the widow of his brother George and her family.

Living in Church St., Dodbrooke probably still in the same house as William and Jemima [RG12 1718/26/12/77/]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
Henry WINGETT Head M 69 M Smith's Labourer (Retired) Devon, Dodbrooke 1822
Elizabeth P WINGETT Wife M 67 F   Devon, Woodleigh 1835

It appears that Henry died the same year because a Henry WINGETT died in the September quarter of 1891 aged 70 [Kingsbridge 5b 130].

Henry's son, William Henry, is living in Plymouth aged 39.  He is still working as a coachman probably for John Bond, a solicitor of 5 Woodland Terrace, where William Henry and his family was living at the time.  He and his wife Eliza now have an additional son called Robert H?enry.


son NICHOLAS (1824-1888)

1851 Census (taken 30th March) © Crown copyright

Nicholas, yet another son of William and Jane above and who was a young agricultural labourer in 1841 and still living at home, has also married in the intervening period like his brother Henry.  We're not sure when or who exactly but he could be the Nicholas WINGETT who married (possibly to an Elizabeth LUSCOMBE in the Totnes District in the March quarter of 1851 - but see the comment for 1861 below.

Living at Lower Coombe, South Pool
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace Possible DOB
Nicholas WINDIETT Vist(Head) M 26 M Wool Carder Devon, Dodbrooke 1824
Elizabeth WINDIETT Wife M 27 F Wool Carder Wife Devon, South Pool 1823

1861 (taken 7th April) © Crown copyright

Nicholas, unlike his post boy brothers, is still working as a farm labourer but he has moved on further to Loddiswell.  Still married to Elizabeth and now with two children. 

Samuel was born in the June quarter of 1851  [GRO Ref: 9 402] and Alma Jane in the June quarter of 1856 [GRO Ref: 5b 144] both in the Kingsbridge district.  Samuel's second name  is curious - KELLOND.  According to FREEBMD, Nicholas may have married an Ann KELLOND in the Totnes District in the March quarter of 1851.  This would seem likely in the light of the son's second name.  However, his wife is definitely called Elizabeth on the census returns and not Ann.  Perhaps the original indexer confused the two surnames and the two ladies being married were actually an Ann LUSCOMBE and an Elizabeth KELLOND (and not Ann KELLOND or Elizabeth LUSCOMBE)?  The answer could easily be found by consulting the marriage certificate.

Living at Loddiswell [RG9/83/15]
Name Relationship Mar Sex Age Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
Nicholas WINGETT Head M 36 M Farm Labourer Devon, Dodbrooke 1824
Elizabeth WINGETT Wife M 37 F   South Pool, Devon 1823
Samuel Kellond WINGETT Son U 10     South Pool, Devon 1850
Alma Jane WINGETT Dau U 5     Loddiswell, Devon 1856

1871 (taken 2nd April) © Crown copyright

Nicholas is back in Dodbrooke, still married to Elizabeth but with just his son Samuel living with them and is working as a shipwright.  I wonder what happened to Alma Jane?  The surname is now spelled WINGATE.

Living in Barrack Street, Dodbrooke in a house to themselves [RG10/2103/61/3/14]
Name Relationship Mar Sex Age Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
Nicholas WINGATE Head M 46 M Ag.l Labourer Devon, Dodbrook 1824
Elizabeth WINGATE Wife M 47 F   Devon, South Pool 1823
Samuel WINGATE Son U 19 M Shipwright Devon, Dodbrook 1850

1881 (taken 3rd April) © Crown copyright

Living in  Arbeland Place, Ebrington Street, Dodbrooke  [RG10/2103/61/3/14]
Name Relationship Mar Sex Age Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
Nicholas WINGATE Head M 56 M General Labourer Devon, Dodbrook 1824
Elizabeth WINGATE Wife M 57 F   Devon, South Pool 1823
Elizabeth PERRATON Lodger U 68 M Tea Dealer Devon, Malborough  

Elizabeth appears to have died this same year because an Elizabeth WINGETT died in the September quarter of 1881, aged 58 [Kingsbridge 5b 120].  Nicholas also appears to have died before the next census.

1891 (taken 5th April) © Crown copyright

Nicholas probably died, aged 64, in the December quarter of 1888 [Kingsbridge 5b 139].  I can't find Nicholas or Elizabeth in 1891 but his son, Samuel, is living in Stoke Damerell, married with six children, and still working as a shipwright [RG12/1747/73/9/85]


son GEORGE (1827-1884)

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

George is living with the EDWARDS in Addlehole.  It looks very probable that George's elder brother John was also apprenticed here in 1825 and returned later to work for John Edward's son.

Here is a link to some information from Genuki, Devon which includes a snippet about Addlehole ten years later in 1850.- it had a grapevine!

Living  in Addlehole, West Alvington as an apprentice to John EDWARDS [HO107/246/3/1]
Name Age (rounded down) Occupation Born in County
John EDWARDS 45 Farmer Y
Ann EDWARDS 45    
William EDWARDS 20    
George WINGET 14 Ag Ap. Y
Charles DAMRELL 12 Ag Ap.  
Margaret ?QUICK 14 ? ? (possibly F S) Y

1851 Census (taken 30th March) © Crown copyright

In 1851 George was back living with his parents in Dodbrooke (see above) but by 1861, he had married and changed his occupation from Labourer to Post Boy like his elder brother, Robert,

1861 (taken 7th April) © Crown copyright

A George WINGATE married in the September quarter of 1851 in the Kingsbridge area to either a Mary Maddick CHISELL or a Martha Jane THOMAS.  However, he is married to a Mary Jane in 1861.  The Banns were called on 18th Jan 1857 and he married  a Mary Jane PATEY in the March quarter of 1857 in Kingsbridge.  They were both "Of this Parish" and he declared himself a widower.  This would account for the gap in births between George and Evalina.

An examination of George's birth certificate [GRO Ref: Kingsbridge 5b 205, June 1854] would clarify his first wife's name. Evaline was born in the September quarter of 1857 [Kingsbridge 5b 183] and Charley in the December quarter of 1859 [Kingsbridge 5b 211].

 Living in Fore st, Kingsbridge, possibly sharing with one other household of four people [rg9 1425/33/18]
Name Relationship Mar Sex Age Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
George WINGATE Head M M 34 Post Boy Devon, Dodbrook 1827
Mary Jane WINGATE Wife M M 24 Post Boy's wife Devon, Portlemouth 1836
George WINGATE Son - F 7 Scholar Devon, Dodbrook 1854
Evaline WINGATE Dau - M 3 Scholar Devon, Kingsbridge 1858
Charley WINGATE Son -   1   Devon, Kingsbridge 1859

A Charlie WINGETT died in the March quarter of 1862

1871 (taken 2nd April) © Crown copyright

I haven't found George in the 1871 census yet.

Eveline probably married a Roger MOORE in 1880 (Banns, 7th February).  This is  an unusual forename.  I wonder where it came from.

1881 (taken 3rd April) © Crown copyright

Lots more children but where is George?

 Living in Fore st, Kingsbridge, possibly sharing with one other household of four people [RG11 2183/30/14]
Name Relationship Mar Sex Age Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
George WINGETT Head M M 55 Post Boy (6/2) Devon, Dodbrook 1827
Mary J. WINGETT Wife M M 44 Post Boy's wife Devon, Portlemouth 1836
Edwin WINGETT Son U M 19 Mason Kingsbridge, Devon 1862
William H WINGETT Son U M 17 Cordwainer Kingsbridge, Devon 1864
John N WINGETT Son U M 15 Carpenter Kingsbridge, Devon 1866
Caroline M WINGETT Daur   F 12 Scholar Kingsbridge, Devon 1869
Charles A WINGETT Son   M 10 Scholar Kingsbridge, Devon 1871
Annette WINGETT Daur   F 8 Scholar Kingsbridge, Devon 1872
Emma J. WINGETT Daur   F 6 Scholar Kingsbridge, Devon 1875
Sarah E. WINGETT Daur   F 3   Kingsbridge, Devon 1877

George's son, also George, and whom we last saw living at home in 1861, aged 7, appears to have got about a bit in the intervening decade.

 Living in 3 Infirmary Court, Lowestoft, Suffolk [RG11 1903/94/37]
Name Relationship Mar Sex Age Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
George WINGATE Head M M 26 Carman Devon, Dodbrook 1854
Caroline WINGATE Wife M F 42   Stutton, Suffolk 1838
John H E WINGATE Son   M 4   Berlin, Prussia 1876
James W. E WINGATE Son   M 2   Lowestoft, Suffolk 1878

1891 (taken 5th April) © Crown copyright

George died in the December quarter of 1884, aged 58 [Kingsbridge 5b 140] but Mary Jane is still going strong in 1891.  Henry, George's older brother, has moved into - probably - the same house (see Henry in 1891 above).

 Living Back of Fore st, Kingsbridge, possibly sharing with one other household of four people [RG12 1718/27/13]

Name Relationship Mar Sex Age Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
Mary Jane WINGETT Head W F 54 Laundress (Notem) Devon, Portlemouth 1836
Caroline Mary WINGETT Daur S F 22 Laundress (Notem) Kingsbridge, Devon  
Charles A WINGETT Son S M 20 Gardener (Em'ee) Kingsbridge, Devon  
Annette WINGETT Daur S F 18 Laundress (Notem) Kingsbridge, Devon  
Emma Jane WINGETT Daur S F 16 Domestic Servant Kingsbridge, Devon  
Sarah Ellen WINGETT Daur   F 13   Kingsbridge, Devon  
Elizabeth JAMES Lodger W F 74 Inn Keeper (Retired) Somerset  

Her three sons, Edwin, William and John, must have left home and probably married.


son EDWIN (1829-

1851 Census (taken 30th March) © Crown copyright

Edwin was living at home in 1841 (see above) but I had problems finding him in the 1851 census for Devon.  However, kind contacts on the DFHS Message Board and the RootsChat boards found him for me - a long way away in London. 

Living in Lambeth, Surrey  [HO107; Piece: 1570; Folio: 21; Page: 34 ]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
William HALE Head M 54 M Clerk at a cutters Marylebone
Mary HALE Wife M 38 F   Camberwell
John Domerill Lodger   28 M Carpenter, journeyman Dodbrook, Devon
Edwin WINGETT Lodger   22 M Carpenter Dodbrook, Devon

If my speculations are correct, Edwin's grandmother was a Sarah DAMERELL - so it is possible that his fellow-lodger and colleague was a relation.  Possibly he even served his apprenticeship with a relative DAMERELL (there were quite a few in the Kingsbridge-Dodbrooke area).

1861 (taken 7th April) © Crown copyright

Edwin probably married in the December quarter of 1851 to a Mary Matilda COLE in Kingsbridge [GRO Ref: 9 499]and is now a Carpenter and Joiner with two children.  A Robert WINGETT was born in the June quarter of 1852 in the Kingsbridge district [GRO Ref: 5b 203] and Mary Matilda in the March quarter of 1859 [GRO Ref: Kingsbridge 5b 209].

Living in Church St., Dodbrooke in a house with three other families (6 other people) [RG9 1425/22/114]
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
Edwin WINGETT Head M 31 M Carpenter & Joiner Dodbrooke, Devon 1829
Mary M WINGETT Wife M 34 F   St. Sidwell, Exeter, Devon 1826
Robert WINGETT Son   8 F Scholar Dodbrooke, Devon 1852
Mary M WINGETT Daur   2       1859

1871 (taken 2nd April) © Crown copyright

Haven't found Edwin yet.  He was almost certainly back in London because a Mary Matilda WINGETT, aged 41, died in the Lambeth Register District in the December quarter of 1869, which means that they must have moved up to London sometime between Elizabeth's birth in 1864 [probably in the June quarter of 1864 - Kingsbridge 5b 217] and 1869 when her mother died.  However, in 1871 the two girls, Mary (aged 12) and Elizabeth (aged 6) were being looked after by their aunt Elizabeth Ann  WINGETt who was also looking after their great-uncle John, the naval pensioner in his house in Church St. Dodbrooke (see link to the page about John and Elizabeth Ann).

1881 (taken 3rd April) © Crown copyright

Edwin is back in South London and with a much younger wife!  An Edwin  WINGETT married a Harriet HAYMAN in the Kingston upon Thames Registration District in the September quarter of 1872 [GRO Ref 2a 467].  However, they don't appear to have had any children although there is an Edwin Robert WINGETT who died in the Kingston upon Thames Registration district in the December quarter of 1881, aged 2 [Kingston 2a 157].

Living in Hartfield Road, Newport House, Wimbledon, Surrey [RG11 0831/23/42
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace ?DOB
Edwin WINGETT Head M 52 M Carpenter & Joiner Dodbrooke, Devon 1829
Harriett WINGETT Wife M 38 F   Kingsbridge, Devon 1826
Mary A WINGETT Daur U 22 F Drapers Assist Dodbrooke, Devon 1859
Elizabeth J. WINGETT Daur   16 F Drapers Assist Dodbrooke, Devon 1864
Sarah FAUX Boarder U 48   Dressmaker Keynsham Somerset  
Eliza HAYDEN Boarder   12   Scholar Ratcliffe, Middx  
Mary A THORNE Lodger U 64   Annuitant Morehand, Devon  

1891 (taken 5th April) © Crown copyright

I haven't found them in 1891.  But in 1897 we know there was an Edwin WINGETT, carpenter, living in Dodbrooke from the following newspaper report.  This was probably the Edwin above, back from London, although it could have been another relative.


Other Names

BROWN, CHANTER, COLE (2X), COWLING, CRIMP (3x), CROSS, DAMMERELL/DAMRELL/DOMERILL, EASTERBROOK, EDWARDS (3X), HAYMAN, HILL, JAMES, KELLOND, LOWREY, MARCH, PARSLEY (2X), PATEY, QUICK, THORNE, WEEKES (2x), WHITE


 

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