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John Henry VOGWELL

John Henry VOGWELL

Male 1857 - 1902  (~ 45 years)    Has 44 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name John Henry VOGWELL 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Jun Q 1857  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 
    • (birthplace shown as Tavistock in 1861 Census)
      GRO ref: Vogwill, John Henry q2 1857 Tavistock RD 5b 339
    Gender Male 
    Also known as John Henry BAILEY  [1
    Occupation Driver 
    1871  Cramlington, 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 
    • presumably in the mines
    Died 9 Apr 1902  Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, USA 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 
    Person ID I1034  All
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2014 

    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? [2]
    Children 8 children 
    Family ID F787    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna RAGG,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F5849    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Kate EATON,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F5850    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jun Q 1857 - 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 MapsOccupation - Driver - 1871 - Cramlington, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Apr 1902 - Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, USA 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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  • Sources 
    1. [S165] Vogwill info from Emily (Vogwill) Warriner via Marian Raynham, Marian Ray, p. 4 (Reliability: 2), 12 Aug 2013.
      Says that he revereted to the name of Bailey - although in actual fact he had been registered as a Vogwill at birth. [Possibly he shouldn't have been, but it may be more accurate to say 'changed to' than 'reverted to']

    2. [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.