See also

Family of Thomas Oakley and Anne Butterfield

Husband: Thomas Oakley (1799?- )
Wife: Anne Butterfield (1803?-bef1851)
Children: Ann Willis Oakley (1825-1897)
Thomas Oakley (1826-1891?)
William Valentine Oakley (1827-1882?)
Charles Oakley (1829?-1843?)
Mary Oakley (1831?-1901?)
Susanna Oakley (1834?- )
Elizabeth Oakley (1835?- )
James Oakley (1836?- )
Richard Fairlam Oakley (1838-1912)
Marriage 27 April 1824 St. Mary, King's Walden, Hertfordshire, England1,2,3
Thomas of this parish, Anne of Luton, by licence with consent of Guardian, witnessses Chas Tallwood and Ann Walton

Husband: Thomas Oakley

Name: Thomas Oakley4,5
Sex: Male
Father: Thomas Oakley (1767?-1825)
Mother: Ann Pickering (1774?-1833?)
Occupation a farmer and farm baliff4,6,7,8,9
Birth 1799 (approx.) King's Walden, Hertfordshire, England7,8,10,11
Baptism 25 July 1799 (age 0) St. Mary, King's Walden, Hertfordshire, England1,5
son of Thomas Oakley and Anne
Census 6 June 1841 (age 41-42) Water End, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England7
aged 40, farmer living with his wife and five children. Born in Hertfordshire
Employment 6 June 1841 (age 41-42)6
census enumerator for Sandridge. He farmed at Waterend Farm
Census 30 March 1851 (age 51-52) Dairy House, Maresfield, Sussex, England8
head of the household aged 51 widower, farm bailiff living with two children, a daughter-in-law, a visitor and two servants. Born in Kings Walden Hertfordshire
Census 3 April 1861 (age 61-62) Blenheim Lodge, London Road, South side, Northfleet, Kent, England10
head of the household aged 61 married, house, land & funds living with his wife, a daughter and two servants. Born in Kings Walden Hertfordshire
Census 2 April 1871 (age 71-72) Blenheim Lodge, London Road, South side, Northfleet, Kent, England11
head of the household aged 71 married, retired farmer living with his wife, a daughter and two servants. Born in Kings Walden Hertfordshire

Wife: Anne Butterfield

Name: Anne Butterfield4
Sex: Female
Alt. Name: Annie Annie
Alt. Name: Anne Oakley1,2,3
Father: John Butterfield (1757?-1812)
Mother: Alice Gobey (1778?-1807)
Birth 1803 (approx.)7,12
Baptism 25 November 1803 (age 0) St. Mary's Church, St. Mary's Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, England12,13
daughter of John Butterfield and Alice
Census 6 June 1841 (age 37-38) Water End, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England7
aged 35, living with her husband and five children, not born in Hertfordshire
Death before 1851 (age 47-48)

Child 1: Ann Willis Oakley

Name: Ann Willis Oakley14,15
Sex: Female
Nickname: Annie
Alt. Name: Ann Willis Lofts16
Spouse: William Fairlam Lofts (1825?-1862)
Birth 10 March 1825 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England7,8,14,15,17,18,19,20
1861 census says born in Preston hertfrordshire
Baptism 8 April 1825 (age 0) Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England14,15
daughter of Thomas Oakley (farmer) and Ann of Preston
Census 6 June 1841 (age 16) Water End, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England7
aged 15, living with parents and four siblings. Born in Hertfordshire
Census 30 March 1851 (age 26) Dairy House, Maresfield, Sussex, England8
daughter aged 26 unmarried, living with father, a brother, a sister-in-law, a visitor and two servants. Born in Hitchin Herts
Census 7 April 1861 (age 36) 75 Lisson Grove, Marylebone, Middlesex, England17
wife aged 36 married, living with her husband, a daughter, a half-sister and a servant. Born in Preston Hertfordshire
Census 2 April 1871 (age 46) 5 St. Mary's Terrace, Paddington, Middlesex, England18
visitor aged 46 widow, annuitant living with Richard Blizard and family and two servants. Born in Hitchin Hertfordshire
Census 3 April 1881 (age 56) Farm House, Joyce Green, Dartford, Kent, England19
visitor aged 56 widow as Annie Willis Lofts, living with George Solomon and family and four servants. Born in Hitchin Hertfordshire
Census 5 April 1891 (age 65) Fulwich Farm, Fulwich Road, Dartford, Kent, England20
widowed grandmother living on her own means with son-in-law Henry Parkhurst, her daughter Ellen, grandson Sidney, granddaughters Edith, Lilian, Gertrude and Mabel, two visitors and two servants. Born in Hitchin Hertfordshire
Death 25 January 1897 (age 71) Kent, England21,22
aged 71
Burial 28 January 1897 St. Margaret, Rochester, Kent, England23
aged 71
Probate 17 May 1897 London, England22
widow of 'Fairmount' Borstal Road Rochester, effects of £685 10s (~£40,000 in 2005) to Thomas Norris Oakley and Frederick James Oakley gentlemen

Child 2: Thomas Oakley

Name: Thomas Oakley7
Sex: Male
Spouse: Catherine Woodward (1826?-1904)
Occupation bankers clerk then a bank manager8,24,25,26,27
Birth 10 May 1826 Preston Castle, Preston, Hertfordshire, England7,8,14,24,25,26
Hitchin in 1851 census, Kings Walden in 1861 census
Baptism 16 June 1826 (age 0) Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England14
son of Thomas Oakley and Ann
Census 6 June 1841 (age 15) Water End, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England7
aged 15, living with parents and four siblings. Born in Hertfordshire
Census 30 March 1851 (age 24) Dairy House, Maresfield, Sussex, England8
son aged 24 married, bankers clerk living with his wife, his father, a sister, a visitor and two servants. Born in Hitchin Herts
Census 7 April 1861 (age 34) 9 Park Terrace, Albert Road, Lewisham, Kent, England24
head of the household aged 34 married, bankers clerk living with his wife, four children, a boarder and two servants born Kings Walden Hertfordshire
Census 2 April 1871 (age 44) 1 & 2 Lombard Street, St. Mary Woolchurch Haw, City of London, London, England25
head of the household aged 44 marrried, bankers clerk living with his wife, five children and two servants. born Preston Castle Hitchin Hertfordshire (note bank manager's family shared this large property)
Census 3 April 1881 (age 54) Fulwich Farm, Fulwich Road, Dartford, Kent, England26
married visitor working as a bank manager and living with his wife Catherine whilst visiting Henry Parkhurst, niece Ellen and their son Sydney. Born in Preston Castle Hertfordshire
Census 5 April 1891 (age 64) 23 Gunterstone Road, St. Mary, Fulham, London, England27
head of the household aged 64 married, retired bank manager living with his wife, a son, a niece and three servants. Born in Hertfordshire
Death November 1891 (approx.) (age 65) Fulham, London, England28
aged 65
Probate 28 November 1891 Principal Registry, High Holborn, Holborn, London, England29
the Elder, a gentleman, formerly of St. Mary's Terrace Walworth Surrey, 2 Lombard Street City of London late 23 Gunterstone Road West Kensington, will proved with effects of £9,944 4s 10d (resworn April 1892 £9,819 4s 10d) (~£590,000 in 2005) by Catherine Oakley of 23 Gunterstone Road widow the Relict the sole Executrix

Child 3: William Valentine Oakley

Name: William Valentine Oakley14,30
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Fanny Davey (1833?-bef1871)
Spouse 2: Ellen Elizabeth Hodgson (1842?-1892?)
Occupation a grocer becoming manager of a Co-operative Store9,31,32,33,34
Birth 13 September 1827 Preston, Hertfordshire, England14,30,31,32,33,34
Hitchin in 1851, 1871 and 1881 census
Baptism 14 February 1828 (age 0) Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England14,30
son of Thomas Oakley (yeoman) and Ann
Census 6 June 1841 (age 13) St. Peters Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England35
aged 13, pupil at a boarding school with brother Charles. Born in Hertfordshire
Census 30 March 1851 (age 23) Corner House, Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England31
nephew of head of ? aged 23 unmarried, assistant grocer living with five others. Born in Hitchen Hertfordshire
Census 7 April 1861 (age 33) 4 Holloway Place, Islington, Middlesex, England32
head of the household aged 33 married, grocer living with his wife, a daughter and three servants. Born in Preston Hertfordshire
Census 2 April 1871 (age 43) 19 High Row, St. Margaret & St. John, Westminster, Middlesex, England33
head of the household aged 43 widower, manager of Co-operative store living with Caroline Hopkins and her two sons as servants. Born in Hitchin Hertfordshire
Census 3 April 1881 (age 53) 1 St. Thomas Road, Islington, Middlesex, England34
head of the household aged 53 married, grocer living with a son, two boarders and a servant. Born in Hitchin Hertfordshire
Death August 1882 (approx.) (age 54) Islington, Middlesex, England36
aged 54

Child 4: Charles Oakley

Name: Charles Oakley37
Sex: Male
Birth 1829 (approx.) King's Walden, Hertfordshire, England37
Baptism 15 July 1829 (age 0) St. Mary, King's Walden, Hertfordshire, England1,37
son of Thomas Oakley (farmer) and Anne
Census 6 June 1841 (age 11-12) St. Peters Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England35
aged 12, pupil at a boarding school with brother Willaim. Born in Hertfordshire
Death November 1843 (approx.) (age 13-14) St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England38

Child 5: Mary Oakley

Name: Mary Oakley10,39
Sex: Female
Alt. Name: Mary Solomon40,41,42
Spouse: Edwin Solomon (1831?-1906)
Birth 1831 (approx.) Preston Castle, Preston, Hertfordshire, England10,39,41,43,44,45
Hitchin in 1861 and 1871 census, St. Albans in 1901 census
Baptism 13 June 1831 (age 0) St. Mary, King's Walden, Hertfordshire, England1,39
daughter of Thomas Oakley and Anne
Census absence 6 June 1841 (age 9-10)
Census absence 30 March 1851 (age 19-20)
Census 3 April 1861 (age 29-30) Blenheim Lodge, London Road, South side, Northfleet, Kent, England10
daughter aged 30 unmarried, living with father and step mother. Born in Hitchin Hertfordshire
Census 2 April 1871 (age 39-40) Littlebrook Farm, Stone, Kent, England41
wife aged 40 married, living with her husband, three sons, a nephew Arthur Oakley aged 6 and three servants. Born in Hitchin Hertfordshire
Census 3 April 1881 (age 49-50) South Field, Dartford, Kent, England43
wife aged 49 married, living with her husband, two children and two servants. Born in Preston Castle Hertfordshire
Census 5 April 1891 (age 59-60) South Field, Dartford, Kent, England44
wife aged 60 married, living with her husband, two children and two servants. Born in Preston Castle Hertfordshire
Census 31 March 1901 (age 69-70) Sunnyside, Miskin Road, Holy Trinity, Dartford, Kent, England45
wife aged 68 married, living with her husband, a son, a niece and a servant. Born in St. Albans Hertfordshire
Death October 1901 (approx.) (age 69-70) Dartford, Kent, England46,47
aged 68
Burial 16 October 1901 Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Dartford, Kent, England47
aged 68

Child 6: Susanna Oakley

Name: Susanna Oakley7,48
Sex: Female
Alt. Name: Susan Oakley7
Birth 1834 (approx.) Water End, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England7
Baptism 28 March 1834 (age 0) St. Leonard, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England1,48
daughter of Thomas Oakley and Ann
Census 6 June 1841 (age 6-7) Water End, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England7
aged 8 as Susan Oakley, living with parents and four siblings. Born in Hertfordshire

Child 7: Elizabeth Oakley

Name: Elizabeth Oakley49
Sex: Female
Birth 1835 (approx.)49
Baptism 6 December 1835 (age 0) Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England49
daughter of Thomas Oakley and Ann

Child 8: James Oakley

Name: James Oakley7
Sex: Male
Birth 1836 (approx.) Water End, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England7,50
Baptism 28 November 1836 (age 0) St. Leonard, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England1
Census 6 June 1841 (age 4-5) Water End, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England7
aged 5, living with parents and four siblings. Born in Hertfordshire
Census 30 March 1851 (age 14-15) High Street, South Weald, Essex, England50
boarder aged 15, attending school and living with brother Richard at James Monkhouse's school. Born in Water End Hertfordshire

Child 9: Richard Fairlam Oakley

Name: Richard Fairlam Oakley51,52
Sex: Male
Spouse: Elizabeth Fletcher (1842-1893)
Occupation mechanical engineer for Richard Garrett in Leiston and worked for some time in the Ukraine.53,54,55,56,57,58
a mechanical engineer for Richard Garrett in Leiston and worked for some time in the Ukraine. He then had his own agricultural machinery business, particularly steam threshing, in Wethersfield Essex
Birth 7 April 1838 Water End, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England50,51,52,55,56,57,58,59,60,61
as Richard, father Thomas Oakley (farmer) and Ann Oakley formerly Butterfield
Baptism 29 April 1839 (age 1) St. Leonard, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England1,52
son of Thomas Oakley and Anne
Census 6 June 1841 (age 3) Water End, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England7
aged 3, living with his parents and four siblings. Born in Hertfordshire
Census 30 March 1851 (age 12) High Street, South Weald, Essex, England50
boarder aged 13, attending school and living with his brother James at James Monkhouse's school. Born in Water End Hertfordshire
Census absence 7 April 1861 (age 23)
we assume he must have been in the Ukraine by this time
Miscellaneous 28 July 1868 County Court, Braintree, Essex, England62
recovered £3 19s (~£180 in 2005) from William Patten
Census 2 April 1871 (age 32) Wethersfield, Essex, England55,63
head of the household aged 32 married, contractor for steam thrashing living with his wife, five children and a servant. Born in Water End Herts
Directory 1871 (age 32-33) Wethersfield, Essex, England64
as an engineer
Directory 1874 (age 35-36) Wethersfield, Essex, England65
as an engineer
Directory 1878 (age 39-40) Wethersfield, Essex, England66
as an engineer
Census 3 April 1881 (age 42) Wethersfield, Essex, England67
head of the household aged 42 married, engineer living with his wife and eight children. Born in Water End Herts
Directory 1886 (age 47-48) Wethersfield, Essex, England68
as an engineer
Directory 1890 (age 51-52) Wethersfield, Essex, England69
as an engineer and assistant overseer
Census 5 April 1891 (age 52) Wethersfield, Essex, England56
head of the household aged 52 married, agricultural engineer threshing machine proprietor living with his wife and seven children. Born in Water End Herts
Miscellaneous January 1893 Schoolroom, Wethersfield, Essex, England70
had organised music and singing for an event to celebrate completion of a giant quilt which people had paid 1s to embroider their name or initials, £73 10s (~£4,500 in 2005) was raised
Directory 1895 (age 56-57) Wethersfield, Essex, England71
as an engineer and assistant overseer
Miscellaneous 25 June 1895 St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England72
was presented with a clock, the inscription stating "Presented to Mr. Oakley by a few friends as a remembrance of his unfailing help in the choir for 25 years, Wethersfield, 25th June 1895"
Census 31 March 1901 (age 62) Wethersfield, Essex, England57
widowed head of the household managing his own business as a threshing machine proprietor mechanical engineer and assistant overseer living with two children, granddaughter Bessie Bowtle and a servant. Born in Water End Hertfordshire
Directory 1902 (age 63-64) Wethersfield, Essex, England73
as a mechanical engineer and assistant overseer
Miscellaneous 14 September 1904 Wethersfield, Essex, England74,75
's house caught fire and the kitchen and most contents were destroyed. Richard had opened a room as a public reading room and carpeted it wit cocanut matting, it said residents spoke of it being a great fire risk
Directory 1906 (age 67-68) Wethersfield, Essex, England76
as a mechanical engineer and assistant overseer
Miscellaneous 20 November 1907 County Court, Braintree, Essex, England77
four youths were bound over for stealing walnuts from Richard T Oakley (assumed to be Richard F Oakley)
Directory 1908 (age 69-70) Wethersfield, Essex, England78
as a mechanical engineer
Directory 1910 (age 71-72) Wethersfield, Essex, England79
a mechanical engineer
Census 2 April 1911 (age 72) High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England58
head of the household aged 72 widower, mechanical engineer (agriculture) working on own account at home living in seven rooms with a daughter. Born in Water End Hertfordshire
Directory 1912 (age 73-74) Wethersfield, Essex, England80
an engineer
Death 16 May 1912 (age 74) Wethersfield, Essex, England60,61,81,82,83
aged 74
Burial 21 May 1912 St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England60,84,85
aged 74 of Wethersfield
Miscellaneous 26 July 1912 Cunnington Son & Orfeur, Braintree, Essex, England81
published a notice any one whom has a claim on his estate should do so by 19th August 1912
Probate 10 October 1912 London, England63,86
of Wethersfield Essex, effects of £927 4s 9d (~£50,000 in 2005) to Edward Charles Oakley traveller and Felix Choice printer

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