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Thomas VOGWELL

Thomas VOGWELL

Male Abt 1796 - 1878  (~ 82 years)    Has 6 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.


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  • Name Thomas VOGWELL 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1796  Whitchurch, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptised 5 Jan 1797  St. Andrew’s Church, Whitchurch, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From PR (seen image)  'Thomas, Son of George and Elizabeth Vogwell'
    Gender Male 
    Bequest Left 2/6 by his father 
    28 Jan 1827 
    • In his will George Vogwell left 2/6 to each of his children living at the time of his death, to be paid to them a year after his death.
      For my comments on this see the page with my transcription of the will.
    The will of George Vogwell (1751 - 1826)
    The will of George Vogwell (1751 - 1826)
    (a 5 x great grandfather of mine)
    Civic duty Constable 
    From 1830 to 1832  Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Civic duty Manor Court Juror 
    From 1831 to 1839  Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas was not a Juror for the whole of this period, but just in the 2 years 1831 and 1839.
    Civic duty Constable 
    From 1835 to 1837  Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Constable again
    Occupation Farmer 
    1839  Babyland, Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Shown in the tithe apportionment as farming 13.2.20 acres 'Babyland and Newtake' and 12.1.25 acres 'Peek Down Newtake'.
    Occupation Farmer 
    1841  Sliddons, Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Farmer at least from 1828 - 1854 (i.e. by the time his son George was baptised in 1828 to the time of the rents being due at Michaelmas in 1854), but I only know of the one reference to him being at Sliddons, the 1841 census.
      Thomas was also described as a retired farmer in the 1861 census (but simply as 'annuitant' in 1871).
    Church Office Churchwarden 
    From 1842 to 1843  Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Apr 2 1842
      "Thomas Vogwill and Mr John Chapple were duly checked to serve the office of Church wardens for the year ensuing."
      (source: http://www.vogwell.com/Walkhampton.htm; primary source not yet seen)
      Some of the events during the year in Walkhampton with which Thomas would have been likely to have been involved as Churchwarden can be seen on the above mentioned page.
    Will Trustee 
    1845 
    • Thomas was nominated as a trustee of the will of his uncle, John Vogwill.
    The will of John Vogwell (c.1753 - 1845)
    The will of John Vogwell (c.1753 - 1845)
    (a 6 x great uncle of mine, I believe)
    Civic duty Bread weigher and ale taster 
    1848  Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation From 1851 to 1854  Holewell, Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • At the time of the 1851 census Thomas was recorded as a farmer of  54 acres at Holwill (otherwise Holewell or Holwell), employing 2 labourers.
      By the 1850s the old style three life leases were declining, but there were still several in Walkhampton Manor, including that of Thomas Vogwell.
      Mike Brown records the "Manor of Walkhampton Conventionary Rents Due Michaelmas 1854" in his study of the Walkhampton Manor documents (Manor" target="_blank">http://www.dartmoorpress.clara.net/WalknRecordsManor.html#MANOR%20RENTALS">Manor Rentals section); this shows that Thomas had to pay an annual rent of just 13s 4d (or 66p).

      A history of the occupation of Holewell up to 1848 can" target="_blank">http://www.dartmoorpress.clara.net/WalknPropsWalkValley.html#HOLEWELL">can be found here. This concludes with the end of a tenancy following the death of Elizabeth Spurr (nee Creber). It was probably following that that Thomas moved to Holewell. It is interesting that in 1854 his rent was 13s 4d; the above history notes that this was the annual rent over a hundred years before in 1740! (Writing this in 2014, the idea that we could be paying now the same as in 1900 for something is unimaginable.) The tithe apportionment in 1839 showed the property as being 29 acres 1 rood and 39 perches.

      Babyland incl newtake approx 5.5 acres arable, no orchard, no meadow (though 2 fields described as pasture called 'Little Meadow' and 'Great meadow'!), pasture ?? c. 19.5acres (incl over 15 acres of newtake i.e. rough pasture?) house & court 1/8th of an acre

      Holewell arable 18.1.5., small orchard (just under half an acre), meadow 7.2.39, pasture c 3 acres (2.3.39), house gdns and court 3/8th of an acre (how does gdn listed with hse differ from gdn listed separately?)       
    Residence 1861  3, Martin Lane, Plymouth, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • (in St Andrews Municipal Ward, St James Ecclesiastical Parish)
      Thomas was shown as a retired farmer

      Six households in the house, with 25 people present on census night. Thomas was a lodger in the household of William Pitten and his family.
      William, like Thomas, was born in Whitchurch; Mary was born Walkhampton - where Thomas had been living in 1851. Thomas must have known them there, and this have led to him being their lodger in Plymouth. He may have even been related to one (or both) of them.
      I can't find a marriage of William Pitten to Mary; it was possibly the marriage recorded as that of William Henry Paddon, in Plymouth in q1 1851, which could have been to Mary Rogers.
      The children in the 1861 census were Richard Pitten shown as aged 6 months (born q4 1860  Plymouth RD 5b 243) and Mary Ann, shown as aged 7, born Walkhampton (GRO ref: Pitten, Mary Ann q4 1854 Tavistock RD 5b 290)
    Residence 1871  Mannameult, Compton Gifford, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • (not certain of spelling of Mannameult - house / tenement / hamlet?)
      Thomas was shown as an annuitant, and a lodger in the house of William Mortimer, a coachman, and his family. Two other lodgers included 16 year old William H Foot (a draper's assistant), born Walkhampton, I guess a relation of his late wife.
    Died Mar Q 1878  Plymouth Reg Dist, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO ref: VOGWELL, Thomas aged 81 Plymouth RD 5b 198
    Buried 6 Jan 1878  Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From transcriptions of Ford Park Cemetery burials, by the Devon FHS, on FMP
      Shows Thomas Vogwell, aged 81, abode 1 Victoria Street Plymouth, Charles Parish (Common grave)
    Notes 
    • In 1851 at Holwill, Walkhampton, Devon Niece - Mary Ann PIKE, born abt 1838 in Tavistock
    Person ID I1008  All
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2018 

    Father George VOGWELL,   b. Abt 1752, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1826, Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth HANNAFORD,   bap. 4 Jan 1748/49, St. Pancras’ Church, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 2 Dec 1800, St. Andrew’s Church, Whitchurch, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Banns of marriage From 16 Jan 1780 to 6 Feb 1780  St. Pancras’ Church, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Feb 1780  St. Pancras’ Church, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From the PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 10 Jun 2019)
      Shows George Vogwell married Elizabeth Hannaford, both otp, married by Banns, both made their mark as also did witness William Vogwell. The other witness was Nathaniel Tremill, who was witness to most marriages in Widecombe at this time and almost certainly Parish Clerk. (William was probably George's brother though could have been his father. Siblings or other young people were more often witnesses than parents)
    Children 9 children 
    Family ID F807    |  Family Chart

    Family Grace FOOTE,   b. Abt 1806, Sampford Spiney, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1856, Tavistock Reg Dist, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1827  Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dartmoor Press info.
    Children
     1. George VOGWELL,   bap. 21 Sep 1828, Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1843  (Age ~ 14 years)
     
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F779    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1796 - Whitchurch, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 5 Jan 1797 - St. Andrew’s Church, Whitchurch, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Apr 1827 - Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - George VOGWELL - 21 Sep 1828 - Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsCivic duty - Constable - From 1830 to 1832 - Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsCivic duty - Manor Court Juror - From 1831 to 1839 - Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsCivic duty - Constable - From 1835 to 1837 - Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChurch Office - Churchwarden - From 1842 to 1843 - Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsCivic duty - Bread weigher and ale taster - 1848 - Walkhampton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - 3, Martin Lane, Plymouth, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - Mar Q 1878 - Plymouth Reg Dist, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Jan 1878 - Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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