See also

Family of Henry Bowtle and Sarah Ann Westwood

  • Husband:

  • Henry Bowtle (1813-1889)

  • Wife:

  • Sarah Ann Westwood (1815-1857)

  • Children:

  • Basil Bowtle (1857-1921)

  • Marriage:

  • 2 Nov 1837

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England1,2,3

  •  

  • Henry a baker of Shalford, Sarah of this parish, both single and of full age, by banns, groom's father John Bowtle bricklayer, bride's father William Westwood shoemaker, witnesses Rich Bowtle and Ellen? Medcalf

Husband: Henry Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Henry Bowtle4,5,6

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Father:

  • John Bowtle (1772?-1855)

  • Mother:

  • Sarah Ann Betts (1774?-1858)

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • master baker and miller3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11

  • Birth:

  • 20 Jan 1813

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England6,9,10,11,12

  • Census:

  • 6 Jun 1841 (age 28)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England8,13

  •  

  • aged 25, baker living with his wife and Porter Cook aged 20. Born in Essex

  • Miscellaneous:

  • 1 Jan 1847

  • Essex, England14

  •  

  • stood for election to the Executive Committee of the Essex Provident Society. He was not elected, only recording two votes, but seven candidates polled zero, those elected polled over 670 votes

  • Miscellaneous:

  • 9 Aug 1847

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England15

  •  

  • voted for John Gurdon Rebow Esquire of Wivenhoe Park in the Northern Division of the North Essex election

  • Directory:

  • 1848 (age 34-35)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England16

  •  

  • as a baker

  • Census:

  • 30 Mar 1851 (age 38)

  • High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England9

  •  

  • head of the household aged 38 married, bread and biscuit baker living with his wife. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1851 (age 37-38)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England17

  •  

  • baker

  • Witness:

  • 24 Feb 1852 (age 39)

  • Henry Bowtle witnessed the marriage of John Alfred Westwood and Elizabeth Freestone on Tuesday on 24 February 1852 in St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England

  • Census:

  • 7 Apr 1861 (age 48)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England12

  •  

  • head of the household aged 44 married, baker living with his wife and a son. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1862 (age 48-49)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England18

  •  

  • as a baker and corn dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1863 (age 49-50)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England19

  •  

  • as a baker

  • Directory:

  • 1867 (age 53-54)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England20

  •  

  • as a baker

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1871 (age 58)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England10,13

  •  

  • head of the household aged 57 married, miller and baker living with a son. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1871 (age 57-58)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England21

  •  

  • as a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1874 (age 60-61)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England22

  •  

  • a baker and corn dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1878 (age 64-65)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England23

  •  

  • a baker and corn dealer

  • Miscellaneous:

  • Jul 188024

  •  

  •  

  • had work done erecting a new fence and gates, new sash cords and fastener which cost £2 17s (~£140 in 2005). In July 1881 it looks like he had a new shop front which cost £32 16s (~£1,600 in 2005), but this was for a grocer and draper.

     

    Thus, was is it for someone else?

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 68)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England11

  •  

  • head of the household aged 65 married, baker, living with his wife and a son. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1882 (age 68-69)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England25

  •  

  • as a baker and corn dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1886 (age 72-73)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England26

  •  

  • as a baker and corn dealer

  • Criminal:

  • 25 Jun 1888 (age 75)

  • Petty Sessions, Great Bardfield, Essex, England27

  •  

  • having been summoned for having scales ¾ oz incorrect, his son attended and pleaded guilty, fined 2s 6d with 9s 6d costs (~£36 in 2005)

  • Death:

  • 23 Sep 1889 (age 76)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England28,29,30,31,32

  • Burial:

  • 30 Sep 1889

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England1,33,34

  •  

  • aged 76 of Wethersfield

  • Probate:

  • 16 Oct 1889

  • Probate Registry, Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England13,35

  •  

  • late of Wethersfield in the County of Essex Baker who died 23 September 1889 at Wethersfield was proved at Ipswich by Emma Maria Willis Bowtle Widow the Relict and Basil Bowtle Baker the son both of Wethersfield the Executors. Personal Estate £905 18s 3d (~£54,000 in 2005)

Wife: Sarah Ann Westwood

  • Name:

  • Sarah Ann Westwood3,36,37

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Father:

  • William Westwood (1788?-1870)

  • Mother:

  • Ann Baker (1793?-1864)

  • Birth:

  • 24 Oct 1815

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9,37,38,39

  • Baptism:

  • 8 Jul 1819 (age 3)

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England37,38

  •  

  • daughter of William Westwood (shoe maker) and Ann of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 6 Jun 1841 (age 25)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England8,13

  •  

  • aged 25, living with her husband and Porter Cook aged 20. Born in Essex

  • Census:

  • 30 Mar 1851 (age 35)

  • High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England9

  •  

  • wife aged 35 married, living with her husband. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Witness:

  • 24 Feb 1852 (age 36)

  • Sarah Ann Westwood witnessed the marriage of John Alfred Westwood and Elizabeth Freestone on Tuesday on 24 February 1852 in St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England

  • Death:

  • 28 Sep 1857 (age 41)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England39,40,41

  •  

  • Cause: of apoplexy for 12 hours

    wife of Henry Bowtle baker master

  • Burial:

  • 5 Oct 1857

  • Congregational Church, Wethersfield, Essex, England42

Child 1: Basil Bowtle

picture

Son: Basil Bowtle

picture

Spouse: Helen Caroline Oakley

  • Name:

  • Basil Bowtle43,44,45

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Spouse:

  • Helen Caroline Oakley (1866-1949?)

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • master baker, miller and corn merchant11,45,46,47,48

  • Birth:

  • 8 Sep 1857

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England10,11,12,44,46,47,48,49,50

  • Baptism:

  • 27 Jan 1861 (age 3)

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England51

  •  

  • son of Henry Bowtle (baker) and Ann of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 7 Apr 1861 (age 3)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England12

  •  

  • son aged 3, living with his father and step mother. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1871 (age 13)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England10,13

  •  

  • son aged 13, assistant (baker and miller) living with his father. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 23)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England11

  •  

  • son aged 23 unmarried, miller living with his father and step mother. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1890 (age 32-33)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England52

  •  

  • a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 33)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England13,46

  •  

  • head of the household aged 33 unmarried, miller and baker living with his step mother. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1895 (age 37-38)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England53

  •  

  • as a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1899 (age 41-42)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England54

  •  

  • as a corn and flour dealer

  • Miscellaneous:

  • Feb 190055

  •  

  •  

  • donated 6d (~£1.40 in 2005) to the Shilling Fund for the dependents of Essex Reservists. Note that a Mrs. Bowtle and a Mrs. G Bowtle and an Oakley donated as well

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 43)

  • Silver Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England47

  •  

  • married head of the household managing his own business as a bread baker and corn merchant employer living with his wife and four children. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1902 (age 44-45)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England56

  •  

  • a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Bankruptcy:

  • 5 Jul 1905 (age 47)

  • Bankruptcy Court, Chelmsford, Essex, England57

  •  

  • having secured his property without getting an advance. He admitted he was foolish and had not kept a profit and loss account. As his property were sold later in the month he must have been declared bankrupt

     

  • Miscellaneous:

  • 7 Jul 1905

  • The Horn, Braintree, Essex, England58

  •  

  • several properties owned by Basil were to be auctioned at 4:30pm by order of the mortgagees

  • Miscellaneous:

  • 26 Jul 1905

  • The Horn, Braintree, Essex, England59

  •  

  • 's property were sold by Mr. Henry Joscelyne to Mr. G C Maberley for £460 (~£26,300 in 2005). He was allowed to carry on the business as indicated by later directories and the 1911 census

  • Directory:

  • 1906 (age 48-49)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England60

  •  

  • a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1908 (age 50-51)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England61

  •  

  • as a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1910 (age 52-53)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England62

  •  

  • a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 53)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England48

  •  

  • married head of the household managing his own business as a master baker and living in eight rooms with his wife and seven children. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1912 (age 54-55)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England63

  •  

  • as a baker and corn dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1914 (age 56-57)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England64

  •  

  • as a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1917 (age 59-60)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England65

  •  

  • as a baker

  • Death:

  • 31 Dec 1921 (age 65)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England34,38,50,66,67

  • Directory:

  • 1922 (age 64-65)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England68

  •  

  • Kelly's Directory as a baker

  • Burial:

  • 6 Jan 1922

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England34,69

  •  

  • aged 65 of Wethersfield

  • Probate:

  • 7 Feb 1922

  • Principal Registry, High Holborn, Holborn, London, England67

  •  

  • of Wethersfield Essex, effects of £517 5s 7d (~£12,000 in 2005) to Helen Caroline Bowtle widow

  • Miscellaneous:

  • 20 Feb 1922

  • Braintree, Essex, England70

  •  

  • a notice was issued for creditors to Basils' estate to submit their claim by 25th March 1922

  • Miscellaneous:

  • 21 Mar 1923

  • Masonic Hall, Braintree, Essex, England71

  •  

  • baker's shop and house put up for auction. Note that 'Passed' has been annotated to page 2, so may not have been sold on this occasion

Sources

1.

Colchester Record Office Parish Records. Colchester Record Office, Colchester, Essex, England.

2.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1837 quarter:4 volume:12 page:53.

3.

Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records, ( on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene Marriages 1837-1892 ref:D/P 119/1/10 image:5.

4.

Wethersfield, St, Mary Magdalene, Church Records. Marriage of Henry Bowtle and Sarah Ann Westwood 2 Nov 1837.

5.

Birth Certificate. son Basil, own copy, index:4. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

6.

Geoff Bowtle personal communication. details from the family bible held by Ian Bowtle #773 via Andrew Douglas Bowtle #774.

7.

Marriage Certificate. son Basil. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

8.

Census 1841, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:HO107 piece:333 book:19 folio:9 page:13.

9.

Census 1851, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:HO107 piece:1785 folio:148 page:26.

10.

Census 1871, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG10 piece:1700 folio:105 page:5.

11.

Census 1881, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG11 piece:1805 folio:92 page:5.

12.

Census 1861, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG09 piece:1113 folio:107 page:3.

13.

Geoff Bowtle personal communication. letter.

14.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). The Essex Standard Friday 1st January 1847 page:1.

15.

Ibid. The Chelmsford Chronicle Friday 3rd September 1847 page:4.

16.

Ancestry UK City and County Directories 1766-1946, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1848 Whites Directory page:721.

17.

Ibid. 1851 Post Office Directory page:160.

18.

Ibid. 1862 Post Office Directory page:195.

19.

Ibid. 1863 Whites Directory page:320.

20.

Ibid. 1867 Post Office Directory page:216.

21.

Ibid. 1871 Post Office Directory page:239, 291 and 319.

22.

Ibid. 1874 Post Office Directory page:249 and 302.

23.

Ibid. 1878 Post Office Directory page:270, 330 & 356.

24.

Invoice. In archive folder and personal file.

25.

Ancestry UK City and County Directories 1766-1946, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1882 Kelly's Directory page:328, 416 and 447.

26.

Ibid. 1886 Kelly's Directory page:360, 452 and 486.

27.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). Essex Standard Saturday 30th June 1888 page:7.

28.

Geoff Bowtle personal communication.

29.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1889 quarter:3 volume:4a page:277.

30.

Gravestone. St. Mary Magdalene Wethersfield, see photograph.

31.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). Chelmsford Chronicle Friday 27th September 1889 page:1.

32.

Essex Family History Society - Memorial Inscriptions. North West Essex volume:2.

33.

Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records, ( on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene Burials 1863-1924 ref:D/P 119/1/8 image:35.

34.

The Federation of Family History Societies, National Burial Index for England & Wales v.3, (2010 own copy).

35.

Ancestry England and Wales National Probate Calendar (Index to Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1889 page:172.

36.

Birth Certificate. son Basil, own copy index:4. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

37.

Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records, ( on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene Baptisms 1813-1858 ref:D/P 119/1/5 image:11.

38.

Geoff Bowtle personal communication. visit. Cit. Date: 1997.

39.

Death Certificate. own copy, index:5. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

40.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1857 quarter:3 volume:4a page:213.

41.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). Essex Standard Friday 2nd October 1857 page:3 and Wednesday 7th October 1857 page:3.

42.

Wethersfield, United Reform Church Records, 5/8/1997.

43.

Birth Certificate. own copy, index:4. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

44.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1857 quarter:3 volume:4a page:285. Cit. Date: 7 February 2017.

45.

Marriage Certificate. own copy, index:5a. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

46.

Census 1891, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG12 piece:1421 folio:76 page:6.

47.

Census 1901, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG13 piece:1722 folio:48 page:7.

48.

Census 1911, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG14 piece:10392 class:RG78 piece:550 registration district:201 sub district:1 enum district:4 schedule:90.

49.

Birth Certificate. own copy index:4. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

50.

Helen Caroline Oakley, Birthday Book of Helen Caroline Oakley dated 17th June 1886 Wethersfield. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

51.

Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records, ( on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene Baptisms 1858- 1981 ref:D/P 119/1/11 image:8.

52.

Ancestry UK City and County Directories 1766-1946, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1890 Kelly's Directory page:413 and 569.

53.

Ibid. 1895 Kelly's Directory page:376, 469 and 499.

54.

Ibid. 1899 Kelly's Directory pages:409 and 549.

55.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). The Essex Newsman Saturday 24th February 1900 page:2.

56.

Ancestry UK City and County Directories 1766-1946, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1902 Kelly's Directory pages:449, 561 and 597.

57.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). The Essex County Chronicle (formerly Chelmsford Chronicle) Friday 7th July 1905 page:2.

58.

Ibid. The Essex County Chronicle (formerly Chelmsford Chronicle) Friday 7th July 1905 page:4.

59.

Ibid. The Essex County Chronicle (formerly Chelmsford Chronicle) Friday 28th July 1905 page:7.

60.

Ancestry UK City and County Directories 1766-1946, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1906 Kelly's Directory page:603, 724 and 786.

61.

Ibid. 1908 Kelly's Directory page:610 and 797.

62.

Ibid. 1910 Kelly's Directory page:628, 761 and 820.

63.

Ibid. 1912 Kelly's Directory page:665, 810 and 871.

64.

Ibid. 1914 Kelly's Directory pages:698, 865 and 928.

65.

Ibid. 1917 Kelly's Directory pages:649 and 859.

66.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1922 quarter:1 volume:4a page:1212.

67.

UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). 1922 page:318.

68.

Ancestry UK City and County Directories 1766-1946, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1922 Kelly's Directory page:681.

69.

Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records, ( on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene Burials 1863-1924 ref:D/P 119/1/8 volume:1 image:52.

70.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). The Essex Chronicle (formerly Chelmsford Chronicle) Friday 3rd March 1922 page:1.

71.

Document - miscellaneous. sales posters in personal file.