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Nicholas FOGWELL

Nicholas FOGWELL

Male Abt 1779 - 1853  (~ 74 years)    Has 4 ancestors and 47 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Nicholas FOGWELL 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1779 
    Baptised 8 Aug 1779  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 IGI and DP CD; agree
      Nicholas Vogwill, son of William and Cathren
    Gender Male 
    Residence From 1789 to 1795  Stoke Gabriel, 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  [1
    • In examination concerning his legal place of settlement in 1799 it is said he claimed "... when he was about Ten Years of Age he went to live with Philip Angle in the parish of Stokegabriel in the said County for his Meat Drink & Clothes and remained with him untill he was about Sixteen Years ..."
      The list of rates paid in Widecombe include a Philip Angle with property in Hexworthy; I suspect it was this same Philip that Nicholas went to live with, and that it was through the Hexworthy connection.
      It sounds rather like he went as a pauper apprentice, but not only is there no evidence of an indenture, although indentures survive for this period in the 'Parish Chest' at Widecombe, but that would have usually lasted until he reached the age of 21, although they could end sooner by agreement, if the master died or sometimes because the apprentice ran away!
      So it seems that this may have been a private arrangment, but I expect Nicholas' life would probably have been similar to that of a pauper apprentice, working for this keep at menial tasks. It would be interesting to know the occupation of Philip Angle.
    Occupation Worked for Nicholas Weymouth  [1
    From 1795 to 1796  Harberton, 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 
    • "then he went into the parish of Harberton in the said County and made a Bargain with Nicholas Weymouth for a year at Six pounds ten Shillings, and served that Year and received his full Wages for the same, ..."
    Occupation Day labourer  [1
    From 1796 to 1799  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 
    • "... then he returned into the parish of Widdecombe in the Moor, aforesaid and Worked for Sir. Francis Buller Bart. as a Day Labourer for the space of three years, then he Married ..."

      Since he married in 1798 if the 3 years were prior to his marriage they must have been about 1795 - 1798. and the preceeding years slightly out.

      Sir Francis Buller lived at Prince Hall and was responsible for a lot of newtakes created around this time.
    Poor Law Poor Law Examination  [1
    15 Oct 1799  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 
    • Nicholas was examined in 1799, presumably he needed assistance under the poor laws, or seemed likely to, and this was to check his place of legal settlement, and hence where he and his family were  eligible to receive it.
      "Devon to wit The Examination of Nicholas Fogwell an Inhabitant now
      residing in the parish of Widdecombe in the Moor in the said County Labourer touching his legal Settlement, taken on the Oath before us his Majestys Justices of the peace in and for the said County this 15th Day of October 1799
      Who saith ^ upon his oath he was Born in the parish of Widdecombe in the Moor in the said County as he has been informed, and when he was about Ten years of Age he went to live with Philip Angle in the parish of Stokegabriel in the said County for his Meat Drink & Clothes and remained with him untill he was about Sixteen Years then he went into the parish of Harberton in the said County and made a Bargain with Nicholas Weymouth for a Year at Six pounds ten Shillings, and served that Year and received his full Wages for the same, then he returne into the parish of Widdecombe in the Moor, aforesaid and Worked for Sir. Francis Buller Bart. as a Day Labourer for the space of three years, then he Married in the said Parish of Widdecombe in the Moor and he further says he has done no other Act whereby to gain a Settlement than what is above Specified

      Taken and Sworn at Wolborough              The Mark of
      in the said County the day and year    Nicholas + Fogwell
      first above written before us _
                           Thos.: S Litson
      Harberton _       Tho Lane"
    Occupation Ag lab 
    From 1841 to 1851  East Leigh, Harberton, 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 
    • By 1851 Nicholas was described as a "pauper ag lab" - maybe his age / state of healthy prevented him from working, or made him too slow to find employment.
    Died Jun Q 1853  Totnes 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: FOGWILL, Nicholas q2 1853 Totnes RD 5b 139
    Buried 8 May 1853  St. Andrew’s Church, Harberton, 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 entry (image on FMP, viewed 10 Mar 2015):
      "Nicholas Fogwell, abode: East Leigh, buried: May 8th, age: 77, ceremony performed by S. Rashleigh Assistant Curate" - under heading 'Burials ... Harberton ... 1853'
    Notes 
    • In 1841 Nicholas was with his 2nd wife Jane and a 13 year old Mary Fogwell. Mary could have been a daughter by his second wife or a granddaughter by a child from his first marriage. Also with them was 50 year old Susanna Stoiburn(?) and 7 year old Mary Jarvis.

      In 1841 there was also a George Fogwell, aged "15" living and working on the farm of William Foale and his wife.
    Person ID I1060  All
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2020 

    Father William VOGWELL,   bap. 5 Nov 1749, 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. 28 May 1821, Christow, 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 ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Catherine,   b. Abt 1746,   bur. 7 Feb 1822, Christow, 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 ~ 76 years) 
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F805    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine HANNAFORD,   bap. 28 Nov 1775, 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. 19 Aug 1811, 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  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1798  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 
    • DFHS has 1798; Dartmoor Press CD has 1799
      Nicholas Vogwill mar Catherine Hannaford
    Children 4 children 
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F821    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane BAILEY,   b. Abt 1786, Churchstow, 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 1858, Totnes 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 ~ 72 years) 
    Married 10 May 1814  St. George’s Church, East Stonehouse, 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 DFHS index of PR entries (Nicholas VOGWILL to Jane BEILEY)
    Children 6 children 
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F4876    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 8 Aug 1779 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1789 to 1795 - Stoke Gabriel, 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 - Worked for Nicholas Weymouth - From 1795 to 1796 - Harberton, 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 - Day labourer - From 1796 to 1799 - 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 - 25 Mar 1798 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Catharine VOGWELL - 14 Oct 1799 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsPoor Law - Poor Law Examination - 15 Oct 1799 - 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 MapsChild bapt - William FOGWELL - 29 Jul 1804 - 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 - Robert FOGWELL - 1 Feb 1807 - Charles Church, 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 MapsChild born - Nicholas FOGWELL - 29 Jul 1809 - 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 MapsMarried - 10 May 1814 - St. George’s Church, East Stonehouse, 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 born - Richard FOGWELL - 18 Feb 1816 - 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 MapsChild bapt - Henry FOGWELL - 4 May 1817 - St. Mary and All Saints’ Church, Plymstock, 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 - William FOGWELL - 23 Jan 1820 - St. Andrew’s Church, Harberton, 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 - Jane FOGWELL - 28 Jul 1822 - St. Andrew’s Church, Harberton, 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 FOGWELL - 29 Jan 1826 - St. Andrew’s Church, Harberton, 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 - Mary Ann FOGWELL - 6 Jul 1828 - St. Andrew’s Church, Harberton, 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 - Ag lab - From 1841 to 1851 - East Leigh, Harberton, 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 - Jun Q 1853 - Totnes 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 - 8 May 1853 - St. Andrew’s Church, Harberton, 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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  • Sources 
    1. [S184] Widecombe Digital Archive - poor law records, Widecombe History Group, ((http://www.widecombearchive.org.uk/ : 2013)), accessed 24 Sep 2013), Examination for settlement purposes of Nicholas Fogwell, 15 Oct 1799; Catalogue Number: A052.010. (Reliability: 3).