Sunday, 10 November 2019

Susanna Carpenter nee Chamberlain




HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
John CarpenterHeadM45Teignmouth, Devon
Susan CarpenterWifeF41Broad Clist, Devon
Arthur Duncan CarpenterSonM8
Julia CarpenterDaughterF6Exeter,
Maria Margarett CarpenterDaughterF1



Name: Julia Carpenter
County: Devonshire
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1861
Event Place: Holy Trinity, Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Event Place (Original): Holy Trinity, Devonshire, England
Registration District: Exeter
Residence Note: Magdalen Street
Gender: Female
Age: 6
Occupation: Scholar
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated): 1855
Birthplace: Exeter,
Page Number: 53
Registration Number: RG09
Piece/Folio: 1396 / 55
Affiliate Record Type: Household


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Saturday, 9 November 2019

Martha Chamberlain

Name: Martha Chamberlain
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 19 Feb 1832
Christening Date (Original): 19 FEB 1832
Christening Place: BROAD CLYST,DEVON,ENGLAND
Father's Name: John Chamberlain
Mother's Name: Sarah


marriage Thomas Carnall 


census
census 1841
HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
John ChamberlainM45Devon
Sarah ChamberlainF45Devon
Susanna ChamberlainF20Devon
Mary ChamberlainF17Devon
John ChamberlainM15Devon
James ChamberlainM13Devon
Emma ChamberlainF11Devon
Martha ChamberlainF9Devon
Ann ChamberlainF7Devon
George ChamberlainM5Devon
Joshua ChamberlainM2Devon


census 1871


Name: Thomas Carnall
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1871
Event Place: Broadclyst, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Sub-District: Broad Clyst
Enumeration District: 6
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Carpenter
Relationship to Head of Household: Son-in-law
Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
Birthplace: Silverton, Devonshire

HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
John ChamberlainHeadM84Broadclyst, Devonshire
Sarah ChamberlainWifeF80Exeter, Devonshire
Thomas CarnallSon-in-lawM25Silverton, Devonshire
Martha CarnallDaughterF34Broadclyst, Devonshire
John CarnallGrandsonM1Silverton, Devonshire
Julia CarpenterGranddaughterF15Broadclyst, Devonshire


census 1881

Name: Thomas Carnall
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1881
Event Place: South Molton, Devon, England
Registration District: South Molton
Residence Note: North Street
Gender: Male
Age: 36
Marital Status (Original): Married
Occupation: Bailiff & Farmer Of 5 1/2 Acres
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1845
Birthplace: Silverton, Devon, England
Page Number: 18
Registration Number: RG11
Piece/Folio: 2241/42
Affiliate Record Type: Household

HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
Thomas CarnallHeadM36Silverton, Devon, England
Martha CarnallWifeF41Broadclyst, Devon, England
John L J C CarnallSonM10Silverton, Devon, England
Emma S CarnallDaughterF9Broadclyst, Devon, England
Sydney Geo CarnallSonM8Broadclyst, Devon, England
Sarah KnillServantF17South Molton, Devon, England


census 1891

Name: Thomas Carnall
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1891
County: Devon
Parish: Charles
Ecclesiastical Parish: CHARLES
Registration District: South Molton
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Estate Bailiff
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
Birthplace: Devonshire, England
Page Number: 6
Registration Number: RG12
Piece/Folio: 1771/ 85

HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
Thomas CarnallHeadM45Devonshire, England
Martha CarnallWifeF49Devonshire, England
Sydney CarnallSonM18Devonshire, England
Emma CarnallDaughterF19Devonshire, England
Henrietta SkinnerServantF19Devonshire, England




Monday, 4 November 2019

Thomas Carnall



In the census of 1871 we find Thomas Carnall as husband of Martha Chamberlain.

She was christened 19 February 1832 as daughter of John Camberlain and Sarah Willey



census 1861

Name: Thomas Carnall
County: Devonshire
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1861
Event Place: Silverton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Event Place (Original): Silverton, Devonshire, England
Registration District: Tiverton
Residence Note: Jarmans
Gender: Male
Age: 14
Occupation: Farmers Son
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1847
Birthplace: Silverton, Devon
Page Number: 15
Registration Number: RG09olio: 1476 / 75
Affiliate Record Type: Household

HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
John CarnallHeadM42Broadclyst, Devon
Sarah CarnallWifeF51Bradninch, Devon
Abraham CarnallSonM17Silverton, Devon
Thomas CarnallSonM14Silverton, Devon
Anne MearServantF12Broadclyst, Devon



census 1871


Name: Thomas Carnall
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1871
Event Place: Broadclyst, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Sub-District: Broad Clyst
Enumeration District: 6
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Carpenter
Relationship to Head of Household: Son-in-law
Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
Birthplace: Silverton, Devonshire

HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
John ChamberlainHeadM84Broadclyst, Devonshire
Sarah ChamberlainWifeF80Exeter, Devonshire
Thomas CarnallSon-in-lawM25Silverton, Devonshire
Martha CarnallDaughterF34Broadclyst, Devonshire
John CarnallGrandsonM1Silverton, Devonshire
Julia CarpenterGranddaughterF15Broadclyst, Devonshire


census 1881

Name: Thomas Carnall
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1881
Event Place: South Molton, Devon, England
Registration District: South Molton
Residence Note: North Street
Gender: Male
Age: 36
Marital Status (Original): Married
Occupation: Bailiff & Farmer Of 5 1/2 Acres
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1845
Birthplace: Silverton, Devon, England
Page Number: 18
Registration Number: RG11
Piece/Folio: 2241/42
Affiliate Record Type: Household

HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
Thomas CarnallHeadM36Silverton, Devon, England
Martha CarnallWifeF41Broadclyst, Devon, England
John L J C CarnallSonM10Silverton, Devon, England
Emma S CarnallDaughterF9Broadclyst, Devon, England
Sydney Geo CarnallSonM8Broadclyst, Devon, England
Sarah KnillServantF17South Molton, Devon, England


census 1891

Name: Thomas Carnall
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1891
County: Devon
Parish: Charles
Ecclesiastical Parish: CHARLES
Registration District: South Molton
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Estate Bailiff
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
Birthplace: Devonshire, England
Page Number: 6
Registration Number: RG12
Piece/Folio: 1771/ 85

HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
Thomas CarnallHeadM45Devonshire, England
Martha CarnallWifeF49Devonshire, England
Sydney CarnallSonM18Devonshire, England
Emma CarnallDaughterF19Devonshire, England
Henrietta SkinnerServantF19Devonshire, England







Sunday, 3 November 2019

Charlotte Chamberlain born 1822

Name: Charlotte Chamberlain
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 03 Nov 1822
Christening Date (Original): 03 NOV 1822
Christening Place: BROAD CLYST,DEVON,ENGLAND
Father's Name: John Chamberlain
Mother's Name: Sarah

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Joshua Chamberlain

census 1841
Name: Joshua Chamberlain
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1841
Event Place: Broad Clist Manor, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Residence Note: Village
Gender: Male
Age: 2
Age (Original): 2
Birth Year (Estimated): 1839
Birthplace: Devon
Registration District: St Thomas
Parish: Broadclist
County: Devon
Page Number: 17
Registration Number: HO107
Piece/Folio: 210/11
Affiliate Record Type: Household

census 1841
HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
John ChamberlainM45Devon
Sarah ChamberlainF45Devon
Susanna ChamberlainF20Devon
Mary ChamberlainF17Devon
John ChamberlainM15Devon
James ChamberlainM13Devon
Emma ChamberlainF11Devon
Martha ChamberlainF9Devon
Ann ChamberlainF7Devon
George ChamberlainM5Devon
Joshua ChamberlainM2Devon



census 1851


Name: Joshua Chamberlain

Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1851
Event Place: Broad Clist, Devon, England
Registration District: Saint Thomas
Residence Note: Village
Gender: Male
Age: 12
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1839
Birthplace: Broadclist, Devonshire


HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
John ChamberlainHeadM60Broadclist, Devonshire
Sarah ChamberlainWifeF59Exeter, Devonshire
John ChamberlainSonM25Exeter, Devonshire
Emma ChamberlainDaughterF20Broadclist, Devonshire
Martha ChamberlainDaughterF19Broadclist, Devonshire
Ann ChamberlainDaughterF16Broadclist, Devonshire
George ChamberlainSonM14Broadclist, Devonshire
Joshua ChamberlainSonM12Broadclist, Devonshire
George SettenServantM41Broadclist, Devonshire


census 1861

HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
John ChamberlainHeadM71Broad Clist, Devon
Sarah ChamberlainWifeF68Exeter, Devon
James ChamberlainSonM33Broad Clist, Devon
George ChamberlainSonM24Broad Clist, Devon
Joshua ChamberlainSonM23Broad Clist, Devon
Isabella CarpenterGranddaughterF12Exeter, Devon
Richard GouldServantM14Broad Clist, Devon

marriage 1887

Name: Joshua Chamberlain
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 17 Apr 1887
Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Event Place (Original): Manhattan, New York
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Birth Year (Estimated): 1838
Birthplace: England
Father's Name: John Chamberlain
Mother's Name: Sarah Willey
Spouse's Name: Ann Horsford
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 43
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1844
Spouse's Birthplace: England
Spouse's Father's Name: Samuel Horsford
Spouse's Mother's Name: Ann Hodge

Other information in the record of Joshua Chamberlain and Ann Horsford
Name: Joshua Chamberlain
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 17 Apr 1887
Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Event Place (Original): Manhattan, New York
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Birth Year (Estimated): 1838
Birthplace: England
Father's Name: John Chamberlain
Mother's Name: Sarah Willey
Spouse's Name: Ann Horsford
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 43
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1844
Spouse's Birthplace: England
Spouse's Father's Name: Samuel Horsford
Spouse's Mother's Name: Ann Hodge

Friday, 1 November 2019

John Chamberlain born 1791

birth
Name: John Chamberlyn
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 31 Jul 1791
Christening Date (Original): 31 JUL 1791
Christening Place: BROAD CLYST,DEVON,ENGLAND
Father's Name: John Chamberlyn


marriage

Name: John Chamberlain
Spouse's Name: Sarah Willey
Event Date: 06 Oct 1818
Event Place: Broad Clyst,Devon,England

census
census 1841
HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
John ChamberlainM45Devon
Sarah ChamberlainF45Devon
Susanna ChamberlainF20Devon
Mary ChamberlainF17Devon
John ChamberlainM15Devon
James ChamberlainM13Devon
Emma ChamberlainF11Devon
Martha ChamberlainF9Devon
Ann ChamberlainF7Devon
George ChamberlainM5Devon
Joshua ChamberlainM2Devon



census 1851


HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
John ChamberlainHeadM60Broadclist, Devonshire
Sarah ChamberlainWifeF59Exeter, Devonshire
John ChamberlainSonM25Exeter, Devonshire
Emma ChamberlainDaughterF20Broadclist, Devonshire
Martha ChamberlainDaughterF19Broadclist, Devonshire
Ann ChamberlainDaughterF16Broadclist, Devonshire
George ChamberlainSonM14Broadclist, Devonshire
Joshua ChamberlainSonM12Broadclist, Devonshire
George SettenServantM41Broadclist, Devonshire


census 1861

HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
John ChamberlainHeadM71Broad Clist, Devon
Sarah ChamberlainWifeF68Exeter, Devon
James ChamberlainSonM33Broad Clist, Devon
George ChamberlainSonM24Broad Clist, Devon
Joshua ChamberlainSonM23Broad Clist, Devon
Isabella CarpenterGranddaughterF12Exeter, Devon
Richard GouldServantM14Broad Clist, Devon

census 1871
Name: John Chamberlain
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1871
Event Place: Broadclyst, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Sub-District: Broad Clyst
Enumeration District: 6
Gender: Male
Age: 84
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Retired Builder
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1787
Birthplace: Broadclyst, Devonshire
Affiliate Image Identifier: GBC/1871/2050/0145

HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplace
John ChamberlainHeadM84Broadclyst, Devonshire
Sarah ChamberlainWifeF80Exeter, Devonshire
Thomas CarnallSon-in-lawM25Silverton, Devonshire
Martha CarnallDaughterF34Broadclyst, Devonshire
John CarnallGrandsonM1Silverton, Devonshire
Julia CarpenterGranddaughterF15Broadclyst, Devonshire


Saturday, 19 October 2019

The Chamberlain family of Broadclyst

The Chamberlain family of Broadclyst

Using Neville Randall’s reconstruction of the population of Broadclyst when the 1841 census was taken, we can now explore Charlotte Chamberlain’s family. In another post, we will also try to find their place in the ‘great conflagration’ that destroyed almost all the village in half an hour on 27 April 1871. Charlotte was of course by that time in Pwill-y-Pant and very newly widowed (James Lawrie Monfries having died three months before), but several of the Chamberlains still living in Broadclyst were caught up in the disaster.

Charlotte’s father, John, and her mother, Sarah (b. Willey), were both born in the village in 1796; they married in 1818 and, like Charlotte in the 1850s, had at least nine children. Apart from John and Sarah, both 45 in 1841, there were Susanna (20, b. 1822), already supporting the family by her work as a Dress Maker; Mary (17, b. 1824); John (15, b. 1826, d. aged 34 in 1860); James (13, b. 1828); Emma (11, b. 1830); Martha (9, b. 1832); Ann (7, b. 1834); George (5, b. 1836); and Joshua (2, b. 1839). Since the marriage was in 1818, it is possible that there were up to three older children (b. 1819, 1820 and 1821) who had left home by 1841: the Broadclyst baptism records have a Sally, b. 1821. There are no records for a Susanna baptised/born in 1822, but there are for Charlotte, and since she made her living as a milliner and dressmaker after she was widowed, ‘Susanna’ seems to be an error for her in the census record. This means, of course, that Sarah had one child every two years, apart from the three-year gap between George and Joshua, from 1820/1821 to 1839!

Among the Chamberlain dead in St John the Baptist churchyard in the village is another John (b. 1852, d. 1869 at 17), who could be one of Charlotte’s brothers’ sons. A further possible son is Richard (b. 1857), who emigrated to Toronto, died at an unknown date but has a memorial in the churchyard. The real puzzle is the final John buried there. His grave has him married to Mary (b. 1818) and 56 on his death in 1876; Mary lived on to 1900 and was buried with him. His birth in 1820 would make him Charlotte’s eldest brother, but that does not explain the younger John born in 1826.

Charlotte’s father, even if he was also a master carpenter, would have been hard pressed to feed so large a family, and one reason that Charlotte seems to have married only around 1852, when she was already 30, may have been that she was an important breadwinner for the family: it would have been the late 1840s before her six younger siblings were of working age. All the children seem to have survived into at least their teenage years, and this may be because Broadclyst, although deep in the country on the floodplain of the River Clyst 5 miles northeast of Exeter, was a relatively wealthy village. Most of the agricultural labouring families were tenants of the Aclands on the Killerton estate on a steady if low wage, but there were also a large number of small tradesmen and craftsmen. Compared with impoverished Kent villages such as Boughton under Blean and Chilham where the Coulsons (Alice Edith Vlieland’s family) had their mills and which were at the mercy of every farming depression, East Devon was prosperous. If we look at the small tradesmen and mechanics who were wiped out in the 1871 fire, we have a saddler, grocer/baker, builder, several carpenters, market gardener, boot/shoemaker, plumber/glazier, master mason, butcher and stock breeder, as well as government employees such as the postmistress, police sergeant and relieving officer tasked with providing places in the workhouse for the indigent.

In the census, Sarah Chamberlain seems to have a brother, Henry Willey, an agricultural labourer, b. 1801. His wife, Mary, is b. 1806, and must have married about 1830; their three children are Sarah (9, b. 1832); Elizabeth (7, b. 1834); and Anne (2, b. 1839): the gaps imply some infant deaths, and at that point there are no sons. The baptism records list a John and a Henry John Willey (b. 1864 and 1866) who could be Sarah’s great-nephews and, more sadly, a John Henry Willey, of the 15th Battalion the Hampshire Regiment, who was born in 1899 and listed missing, aged 19, on 9 August 1918, in the Battle of Amiens that ended the First World War.



Particular thanks are due to Neville Randall for his reconstruction of the 1841 census, and the Exeter Flying Post of 4 May 1870 for the local press account ‘Conflagration at Broadclyst’, from which much of the detail on the fire is taken.
and thanks to Barbara.