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Alfred James VOGWELL

Alfred James VOGWELL

Male Abt 1861 - 1864  (~ 2 years)    Has 44 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Alfred James VOGWELL 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt Jan 1861  Linkinhorne, Cornwall, 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 as James, aged 2 months, at the time of the 1861 census
      GRO ref: VOGWILL, Alfred James q2 1861 Liskeard RD 5c 58; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Bailey
    Baptised 25 Jun 1861  Primitive Methodist Chapel, Linkinhorne, Cornwall, 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 Cornwall OPC database
      Shows Alfred James VOGWILL, son of Henry and Betsey, residence Cheesewring Railway, father a miner. The baptism is shown as being in Linkinhorne - but it was a large parish.

      The GENUKI page for Linkinhorne Parish shows that there were 2 Primitive Methodist Chapels in the parish - one at Minions [Cheesewring Railway], the other at Henwood. Since all references to the family in Linkinhorne show that they were living at Cheesewring Railway it might seem probable that the baptism was at the Cheesewring Railway Chapel - except that it wasn't built until 1864. There may have been a congregation meeting there before the chapel was built, so it could have been wherever they met, or else was probably in Henwood, less than 2 miles north of Cheesewring Railway.
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec Q 1864  Liskeard Reg Dist, Cornwall, 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: Vogwill, Alfred James q4 1864 Liskeard RD 5c 46; GRO online index shows age at death as 3
    Person ID I1029  All
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2018 

    Father Henry VOGWELL,   b. Abt 1817, Kingsteignton, 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. Sep Q 1890, Tynemouth Reg Dist, Northumberland, 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 ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Betsey BAILEY,   b. Abt 1826, 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,   d. Sep Q 1908, Easington Reg Dist, Co. Durham, 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 ~ 82 years) 
    Married
    • Assuming Henry became a widower for a second time before marrying Betsey, then they must have married between the 1851 and the 1861 censuses.
      Not only can no such marriage be found but Marian Warriner's notes record that Bessie had 4 children who were adopted by Henry: Thomas, James, John and William. However, the sons of these names appearing in the census returns were clearly registered as Vogwills when born, not as Baileys, and for the last 2 at least the births were after the censuses show that Henry and Betsey were living together as a married couple.
      But maybe Henry and Betsey had not married and so legally the sons were not his?
      Formal adoption did not exist at this time but Henry may have informally have adopted his own sons by registering them with himself shown as father.
      (The four named as being adopted were children 1,2,6 and 7 of the 8 Henry and Betsey appear to have had together; the other 4 all died in infancy)

      The daughter, Kathryn, of one of those said to be adopted, William, said  her father used to say he was one of thirteen sons by two wives - it is hard to imagine he would have said this is he was adopted and not a biological son of Henry.

      Since no death has been found for Henry's 2nd wife, Jane nee Wedlake, perhaps he did not marry Betsey because he was already married? [1]
    Children 8 children 
    Family ID F787    |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S165] Vogwill info from Emily (Vogwill) Warriner via Marian Raynham, Marian Ray, p. 3, 4 (Reliability: 3).
      Mentions 4 sons of Bessie being adopted by Henry and William's claim to be one of 13 sons.