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George VOGWELL

George VOGWELL

Male 1819 - 1892  (72 years)    Has 18 ancestors and 23 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name George VOGWELL 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 10 Aug 1819  [1
    Baptised 22 Aug 1819  St. Peter’s Church, Peter Tavy, 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 (DFHS transcription, not seen PR image)
      'George Vogwell', parents Henry and Jane, abode: Peter Tavy Village, father's occupation: labourer
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Shepherd boy and bird scarer  [2
    From 1826  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 
    • "When George was seven years old he was apprenticed to a farmer, as a shepherd-boy and bird-scarer. He had to take care of the sheep on Dartmoor, near Widdicombe, and he was paid fourpence a week. The farmer was a horrid man, and George disliked him. Anyway, he wanted to go to school and learn to read and wirte. So one day George pushed the farmer into a pond and ran away.
      George did not go to shcool, but he learned to write and to keep accounts and read, by himself. He was a great reader."

      Being apprenticed at the age of 7 suggests he was a Parish Apprentice.
    Occupation Head gardener 
    1850  Haldon House, Dunchideock, 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 
    • (The address of Haldon House is Dunchideock, but the 1851 census show it as being in the Civil Parish of Kenn)
      A bit of speculation here.
      Marian Warriner's notes record that George Vogwell was head gardener for Lady Palk at the time he married Maria. While gardener is probably accurate, terms such as 'head' do have a tendancy to get added in family stories, so must be viewed with caution.
      Who was Lady Palk? She must have been the wife of one of the Palks of Haldon House. But was she the wife of the 3rd Baronet, in whose time George must have been a gardener, or was there a dowager Lady Palk? The fact he was said to have worked for Lady Palk rather than Lord Palk might suggest a dowager, but George and Maria are said to have met while working for Lady Palk, and the 1851 census shows Maria still working at Haldon House. I haven't yet tried to find out, but since the 3rd Baronet was born 1793 his mother had probably died by 1850. So why was George referred to as gardener to Lady Palk? - possibly because the 3rd Baronet preferred to gamble and socialise rather than look after his estates, and had to leave England to avoid his creditors!)

      Information about the Palks at Haldon House and some pictures of the House can be found in this PDF (see esp p.6-8)

      Although most of the House was demolished in the C20th, one wing remains and is now the Lord Haldon Hotel.
    Residence 1851  Combe Pafford, St. Marychurch, 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 
    • Lodging with Edward (an ag lab) and Mary Cole.
      This was about 17 miles from Haldon House where his wife was living and working (both being shown in the census as unmarried). Perhaps George was trying to set himself up to work independantly as a gardener, in the way he subsequently did in Chicago.
    Emigrated To the USA, sailed to Quebec  [3
    Abt 1854  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 
    • Marian Warriner had heard 2 dates for the emigration of George and Maria - 1845 and less than 18 months before Emmanuel and his family joined them in 1870. However, since they were there for the 1860 census it must have been prior to then.
    Residence Aft 1854  417, 33rd Street, 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  [4
    Occupation Gardener 
    1870  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 
    Voyage - departure Bef 29 Mar 1872  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland 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 
    • George sailed with his wife and adopted daughter (his niece), 2 year old Emily, recorded as Emma, on the S. S. Anglia.
      They were shown amongst passengers who had boarded the ship at "Glasgow & Morville", and in the 'country to which they severally belong' column was shown U, so all 3 were shown as US citizens by this time.

      Emily's daughter recorded that the family returned for a visit to England so that Emily's (natural) maternal grandparents could see her. Since they were in West Devon (I believe - not checked) but the family departed from Scotland, I think they must have also travelled up to Northumberland to visit relations there, perhaps particularly Emily's paternal grandfather and George's brother, Henry Vogwell who moved to Cramlington around this time.
    Voyage - arrival 29 Mar 1872  New York Co., New York, 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 
    Died 24 Jul 1892  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  [1
    Administration with Will. National probate calendar entry 
    18 May 1894  London, 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 
    • Vogwill George of Chicago county Cork Illinois United States of America died 24 July 1892 Administration (with Will) (Limited) London 18 May to William Allison the younger solicitor the attorney of Maria Vogwill widow Effects £205 13s. 1d.
    Buried Oak Woods Cemetery, 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  [1
    Person ID I1035  All
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2019 

    Father Henry VOGWELL,   b. Abt 1794, 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. 15 Nov 1871, Stoke Damerel, 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 ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Jane BAILEY,   b. Abt 1787, 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. Mar Q 1852, Stoke Damerel 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 ~ 65 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1816  St. Mary’s Church, Bathwick, Somerset, 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 
    • I was guessing the marriage would have taken place about 1816, i.e. not too long before the first child was born (IF I know of all the children)

      And then I found this marriage - a good match on date, and given the rarity of surname Vogwill seems too much to be co-incidence. But  in Somerset -why did they marry in Bathwick? Census shows Jane to have been born Kingsteignton so I don't think it indicates the bride being a different Jane Bailey.

      Now (29 July 2017) the Somerset baptism index is on FMP, there is not a single (F/V)ogw(e/i)ll baptism in it, in any part of Somerset at any date; clearly Henry was from elsewhere.
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F780    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane STONE,   d. Dec Q 1848, Chippenham Reg Dist, Wiltshire, 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 Mar Q 1844  East Stonehouse 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 
    • George is said  to have been married before he married Maria Langler. There appears to be only the one marriage which could be his, and of the 4 brides on the page one was a Jane, which fits the bapt of son Henry:
      GRO ref: VOGWILL, George TO STONE, Jane q1 1844, E Stonehouse RD 9 330

      (the 1844 marr is not on the Devon data on FMP, as at 11 Aug 2013)
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F5832    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maria LANGLER,   b. 25 May 1819, 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,   d. 5 May 1899  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1850  Exeter 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  [5
    • GRO ref: Langler, Maria to Vogwill, George q3 1850 Exeter RD 10 124

      Met when they were both working for Lady Palk ("head gardener and head laundress")
      Had no children of their own.

      Maria is listed after George in the 1870 US Federal census, described as keeping house (relationship not shown).
      Also in the house is an Emanuel Vogwill with presumably wife and baby, but Emanuel was George's nephew not son.
      Emmanuel's wife died and their baby, Emily, was adopted by George and Maria.
    Children
    +1. Emily VOGWELL,   b. 20 Jan 1870, Penaton Farm, 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. 9 Feb 1953, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, 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 83 years)
     
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F5543    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 22 Aug 1819 - St. Peter’s Church, Peter Tavy, 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 - Shepherd boy and bird scarer - From 1826 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Mar Q 1844 - East Stonehouse 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 MapsOccupation - Head gardener - 1850 - Haldon House, Dunchideock, 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 - 1851 - Combe Pafford, St. Marychurch, 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 MapsEmigrated - To the USA, sailed to Quebec - Abt 1854 - 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)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aft 1854 - 417, 33rd Street, 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)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gardener - 1870 - 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)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Emily VOGWELL - 20 Jan 1870 - Penaton Farm, 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 MapsVoyage - departure - Bef 29 Mar 1872 - Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland 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 - 24 Jul 1892 - 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)
    Link to Google MapsAdministration with Will. - National probate calendar entry - 18 May 1894 - London, 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 - - Oak Woods Cemetery, 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. 8 (Reliability: 2), 12 Aug 2013.

    2. [S165] Vogwill info from Emily (Vogwill) Warriner via Marian Raynham, Marian Ray, p. 8 (Reliability: 2), 12 Aug 2013.
      While I think this will be correct in the main respects, something recorded over 100 years after the event and passed down by word of mouth cannot be trusted to be 100% accurate.

    3. [S165] Vogwill info from Emily (Vogwill) Warriner via Marian Raynham, Marian Ray, p. 8 (Reliability: 3), 12 Aug 2013.

    4. [S165] Vogwill info from Emily (Vogwill) Warriner via Marian Raynham, Marian Ray, p. 9 (Reliability: 3), 12 Aug 2013.

    5. [S165] Vogwill info from Emily (Vogwill) Warriner via Marian Raynham, Marian Ray, p. 8 (Reliability: 4), 11 Aug 2013.

      Since this info. from family knowledge agrees with a GRO ref. for the marriage of a George Vowill in all respects (date, place and bride's name) I'm sure it must be right.
      This source gives how the couple met and the actual date.