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Eleazar VOGWELL

Eleazar VOGWELL

Male 1863 - 1864  (~ 1 years)    Has 44 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Eleazar VOGWELL 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Mar Q 1863  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 
    • GRO ref: VOGWILL, Eleazar q1 1863 Liskeard RD 5c 62; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Bailey
    Gender Male 
    Died Jun 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: VOGWELL, Eleazer q2 1864 Liskeard RD 5c 41; GRO online index shows age at death as 1
    Person ID I1030  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.