William Harris BUSSELL

Male 1826 - 1861  (~ 35 years)    Has 16 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name William Harris BUSSELL 
    Relationshipwith Andrew GOTHAM
    Born Dawlish, 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 censuses
    Baptised 24 Jan 1826  St. Gregory the Great’s Church, Dawlish, 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 18 Dec 2014)
    Gender Male 
    Occupation to 1861  New House Farm, Ashcombe, 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 
    Yeoman 
    • We  can get some idea of William's farm from a notice that appeared in the Western Times about a month after his death:
      Newhouse Farm,
      In the Parish of Ashcombe, about 3 miles from Dawlish.
      Mr. Robert Bourne will sell, by Auction, on
      Tuesday, the 30th day of July instant, all the
      undermentioned valuable livestock, &c., property of
      the late Mr. W. H. Bussell, deceass[e]d, comprising 46 breed-
      ing ewes, 41 ewe and wether hoggets, 1 ram, 6 dairy cows, 2
      grazing heifers, 1 ditto steer, 4 two-year old heifers, 1 two-
      year old cart filly, 1 filly foal by Masaniello, 1 sow and 8
      farrows, 1 fat pig, 1 breeding sow, 4 slip pigs, together with
      [t]he usual complement of farm implements, 10 pipes of
      rime cider, 25 empty port pipes and 10 hogsheads, 1 rick
      old wheat, part of a rick of old clover hay, 2 ricks of new
      ditton, 1 rick of Upland ditto, also 38 acres of corn in the
      ground, 49 acres of grass, the apples of about 3 acres of
      orchard, and one acre of potatoes, all in lots, as described
      in handbills circulated in the neighbourhood.
      The Auctioneer, in calling the attention of his agricultural
      friends and others to this sale, begs to state that the cattle
      is well bred and in capital condition, the corn and apples
      promise to be a good crop, the hay well saved, the lots of
      grass are well supplied with water, and will be found ex-
      cellent pasturage for sheep and bullocks, and the whole is
      worthy especial attention.
      Purchasers of the Corn and Apples will be accommodated
      with the use of the barns, thrashing machine, and cider
      press on the premises.
      For viewing the Corn, Grass, and Apples, application
      ahould [should] be made at the Farm House (previous to the hour of sale), where the same will be sold immediately after the
      stock, implements, &c., are disposed of of.
      Refreshments will be provided at 12 o'Clock, and the
      sale will commence at one for half-past, p.m., precisely.
      Royal Farmers' Insurance Office, Totnes, 16th July.
    Died 29 Jun 1861  Ashcombe, 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 
    Cause: Pnemonia (8 days) 
    • Date from announcement in the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette of 5 July 1861:
      'Bussell. - June 28, at Ashcombe, Mr. William Bussell, yeoman, aged 35 years.'

      GRO ref: Bussell, William Harris q2 1861 St Thomas RD 5b 58; GRO online index shows age as 35

      Date in probate calendar entry which (unusually) said he died 'on or about 29 June 1861' - why the uncertainty? Did he go missing and his body found later? Or had those who had gone to prove the will simply forgotten?

      Whilst he could have died overnight in his sleep, possibly on the 28th, possibly the 29th, the death registration shows that Andrew Foss, the informant, was present, which seems to suggest the time of death would have been known.

      William's father-in-law was called Andrew, the informant was most likely him. (Although his wife had had two brothers called Andrew, one had died as a baby and the other in 1857, aged 9, so the informant cannot have been his brother-in-law).
    Death registration of William Harris <span class='caps'>'Bussell'</span>
    Death registration of William Harris 'Bussell'
    Buried 2 Jul 1861  St. Nectan’s Church, Ashcombe, 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 18 Dec 2014)
    Probate 10 Jul 1861  Exeter, 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 
    Probate Calendar entry 
    • Bussell William Harris. Effects under £600.
      10 July. The Will of William Harris Bussell late of Ashcombe in the County of Devon Yeoman deceased who died on or about 29 June 1861 at Ashcombe aforesaid was proved at Exeter by the oaths of John Bussell of Coombefishacre in the Parish of Ipplepen in the said County Yeoman the Brother and John Bussell of Ashcombe aforesaid Miller the Uncle the Executors.
    Person ID I1233  Gothams | Devon: Teignmouth family of mariners
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2019 

    Father William BUSSELL,   b. Abt 1797, Mamhead, 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. 22 May 1857, St. Thomas Reg Dist, Exeter, 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 ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth GOTHAM,   b. 2 Nov 1797,   bur. 27 Mar 1830, St. Nectan’s Church, Ashcombe, 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 ~ 32 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1824  St. James’ Church, West Teignmouth, 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, PR entry not yet seen, and from banns entry (image of banns on FMP, viewed 18 Dec 2014)
      Details from BT entry (image on FamilySearch, viewed 9 Oct 2016)
      "William Bussell of this Parish
      and Elizabeth Gotham of this Parish
      were married in this Church by Banns with Consent of
      this Sixteenth Day of
      December in the Year one Thousand eight Hundred and twenty four
      By me Tho Westcott Offg. Minister
      This Marriage was solemnized between us Wm. Bussell, Elizabeth Gotham
      In the Presence of Nicholas Stambury Tarr, Elizabeth Thuluines, G Daimond
      No. 179."
    Children 2 children 
    Family ID F6505    |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Mary FOSS,   b. Abt 1835, Diptford, 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. 14 Jan 1892, Buckfastleigh, 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 ~ 57 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1861  St. Nectan’s Church, Ashcombe, 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 18 Dec 2014)
      Details to be added, but shows William Harris Bussell, of age, yeoman, father William Bussell, yeoman, marrige by licence.

      This marriage was reported in the Western Times on 22 June 1861
      "June 18, at Ashcombe, Mr. Wm. Bussell, of Ashcombe, yeoman, to Elizabeth Mary Foss, of the same place." (p.5, col. 5)

      Possibly the briefest marriage in the Go(a)tham One-Name Study. Tragically, William was buried just a fortnight to the day after the marriage.
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F6506    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - - Dawlish, 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 MapsBaptised - 24 Jan 1826 - St. Gregory the Great’s Church, Dawlish, 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 - 18 Jun 1861 - St. Nectan’s Church, Ashcombe, 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 - Cause: Pnemonia (8 days) - 29 Jun 1861 - Ashcombe, 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 - 2 Jul 1861 - St. Nectan’s Church, Ashcombe, 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 MapsProbate - Probate Calendar entry - 10 Jul 1861 - Exeter, 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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