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This relatively well off branch of the WINDEATTs has left quite a lot of documentary evidence behind. There is a whole file in the Devon Record Office as well as documents held by the Totnes Museum and by surviving members of the family. Some time or other, transcriptions of the publicly available information will be uploaded to these web pages.
There is already a transcription of a short biography of Mary Windeatt on my transcription of West Country Poets pages now on the Genuki website:
- Link to the transcription of a page from the West Country Poets book
I have also transcribed an inventory of her goods and chattels made in 1873 which must have been attached at some time to the probate of her will:
Mary was the wife of William Fabyan WINDEATT, of whom there is a lot of documentary evidence and various newspaper reports. He seems to have been a bit of a mover and shaker around Totnes and held various local public offices, including that of Mayor.
In 1841: I haven't found this yet.
In 1851 - see below BUT NOTE: This information is taken from a transcription (hence the spelling!) - I haven't seen the original image.
|William F. WINDCOTT||Head||M||43||M||Attorney At Law In Practice||Totnes-DEV||1807|
|Mary F. WINDCOTT||Daur||-||10||F||Scholar||Totnes-DEV||1840|
|Thomas W. WINDCOTT||Son||-||6||M||Scholar||Totnes-DEV||1844|
|Elizabeth W. KNOWLES||Vist||U||41||F||Proprietor Of Bond Shares (Capitalist)||Deptford-KEN||1809|
|Martha CURYER||Serv||U||22||F||House Serv||Harberton-DEV||1828|
Elizabeth KNOWLES must be Mary's sister. Free BMD has an Elizabeth Witheare KNOWLES marrying a William LOVECRAFT in the Greenwich Register Office District in the September quarter of 1862 [GRO Ref: 1d 952]. And we know, from an OLd Bailey witness report, that Mary Fabyan Windeatt was visiting her aunt and uncle, Elizabeth & William LOVECRAFT in London in 1864. Elizabeth KNOWLES must have been 51 when she married for the first time - which is interesting!
In 1861, Living at Plymouth Road, Totnes [RG9/1417, 46, 1, 134]
|Surname||First name(s)||Rel||Status||Sex||Age||Occupation||Where Born|
|WINDEATT||W.C.||Head||M||M||53||Mayor of Totnes||Devon, Totnes|
|WINDEATT||Mary||Wife||M||F||50||Attorney's Wife||London - Deptford (Originally: Kent- Deptford|
|WINDEATT||Mary||Dau||U||F||20||Attorney's Daughter||Devon - Totnes|
|WINDEATT||William||Son||U||M||19||General Clerk||Devon - Totnes|
|WINDEATT||Thomas White||Son||U||M||16||Articled Clerk||Devon - Totnes|
|WINDEATT||Edward||Son||UU||M||14||Scholar||Devon - Totnes|
|YEOMAN||Ann Maria||Servant||U||F||21||House Servant||Devon - Harberton|
1871 - haven't found her yet . . .
last updated: 16 October 2009