See also

Family of John Bowtle and Ruth Willis

Husband: John Bowtle

  • Name:

  • John Bowtle3

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Father:

  • John Bowtle (1772?-1855)

  • Mother:

  • Sarah Ann Betts (1774?-1858)

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • journeyman then a master carpenter4,5,6,7

  • Birth:

  • 27 Feb 1799

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England3,4,5,6,7

  • Census:

  • 6 Jun 1841 (age 42)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England4,8

  •  

  • aged 40, a carpenter living with his wife and four children. Born in Essex

  • Census:

  • 30 Mar 1851 (age 52)

  • Bowtle's Yard, Wethersfield, Essex, England5

  •  

  • head of the household aged 50 married, carpenter journeyman living with his wife and two children. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 7 Apr 1861 (age 62)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England6

  •  

  • head of the household aged 61 married, master carpenter employing 1 man living with his wife, three daughters and a grandson. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1862 (age 62-63)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9,10

  •  

  • carpenter

  • Directory:

  • 1867 (age 67-68)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England11

  •  

  • a carpenter

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1871 (age 72)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England7,8

  •  

  • head of the household aged 72 married, carpenter living with his wife, two daughters, a grandson and a lodger. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1871 (age 71-72)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England12

  •  

  • a carpenter

  • Directory:

  • 1874 (age 74-75)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England13

  •  

  • a carpenter

  • Death:

  • Q4 1877 (age 78)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England14,15

Wife: Ruth Willis

  • Name:

  • Ruth Willis2,16

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Father:

  • -

  • Mother:

  • -

  • Birth:

  • 1801

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England4,5,6,7,8,16

  • Baptism:

  • 16 Apr 1802 (age 0-1)

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England8,16

  •  

  • daughter of Thomas and Sarah Willis

  • Census:

  • 6 Jun 1841 (age 39-40)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England4,8

  •  

  • aged 40, living with her husband and four children. Born in Essex

  • Census:

  • 30 Mar 1851 (age 49-50)

  • Bowtle's Yard, Wethersfield, Essex, England5

  •  

  • wife aged 49 married, living with her husband and two children. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 7 Apr 1861 (age 59-60)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England6

  •  

  • wife aged 60 married, living with her husband, three daughters and a grandson. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1871 (age 69-70)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England7,8

  •  

  • wife aged 71 married, living with her husband, two daughters, a grandson and a lodger, Wethersfield Essex

  • Death:

  • Q4 1874 (age 74)

  • Braintree "Registration District", Essex, England14,17

Child 1: Caroline Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Caroline Bowtle4

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Spouse:

  • Alfred Frost (1831-1911)

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • straw plaiter18

  • Birth:

  • 19 Jul 1823

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England4,6,19,20

  • Baptism:

  •  

  • Congregational Church, Wethersfield, Essex, England19,20

  •  

  • daughter of John and Ruth Bowtell

  • Census:

  • 6 Jun 1841 (age 17)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England4,8

  •  

  • aged 15, living with her parents and three siblings. Born in Essex

  • Census:

  • 30 Mar 1851 (age 27)

  • Redlands Farm, Shalford, Essex, England21

  •  

  • aged 25, House servant. Born in Wethersfield, living with John C. & Elizabeth Algar, Farmer of 495 acres, employs 24 labourers. Ref 1851/157/SLF

  • Census:

  • 7 Apr 1861 (age 37)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England6

  •  

  • daughter aged 36 unmarried, living with parents, two sisters and a nephew. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1871 (age 47)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England8

  •  

  • Wife aged 42, Straw Platter. Born in Wethersfield, living with her husband.

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 57)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England22

  •  

  • Wife aged 55, Straw Plaiter. Born in Wethersfield.

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 67)

  • Two houses before Lion Hotel, Village, Wethersfield, Essex, England8

  •  

  • wife aged 69, Laundry Mangler. Born in Wethersfield, living with her husband.

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 77)

  • Dog Chase, Wethersfield, Essex, England23

  •  

  • wife aged 76. Born in Wethersfield, living with her husband.

  • Death:

  • Feb 1904 (age 80)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England8

  • Burial:

  • 13 Feb 1904

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England24

Child 2: Elizabeth Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Elizabeth Bowtle19,20,25

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • house servant26

  • Note:

  •  

  •  

  •  

  • Need birth certificates to be sure Elizabeth is the mother of Frank and Francis

  • Birth:

  • 27 Mar 1825

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England19,20,26

  • Baptism:

  • 2 Jun 1825 (age 0)

  • Congregational Church, Wethersfield, Essex, England19,20

  •  

  • daughter of John and Ruth Bowtell of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 6 Jun 1841 (age 16)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England8,26

  •  

  • aged 15, female servant living with William Hitching and Sarah Firmin. Born in Essex

  • Census:

  • 30 Mar 1851 (age 26)

  • Hill House, Finchingfield, Essex, England21

  •  

  • aged 15, House servant. Born in Finchingfield, living with John J. & Eliza Hardy, Farmer & Boarding School Mistress.

  • Census:

  • 7 Apr 1861 (age 36)

  • Broadfields, Rayne, Essex, England27

  •  

  • aged 35, House servant. Born in Wethersfield, living with John & Eliza Hardy-Farmer 126 acres employing 4 men & 3 boys.

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1871 (age 46)

  • Private Cottage, Duck End Road, Rayne, Essex, England28

  •  

  • Servant unmarried, aged 43 General Domestic servant born in Wethersfield Essex living with Joseph Hardy.

  • Death:

  • Q2 1879 (age 51)

  • Braintree "Registration District", Essex, England25

Child 3: Sarah Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Sarah Bowtle4

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • a straw platter5,7

  • Birth:

  • 31 Dec 1827

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England4,5,6,7,19,20

  • Baptism:

  • 6 Apr 1828 (age 0)

  • Congregational Church, Wethersfield, Essex, England19,20

  •  

  • daughter of John and Ruth Bowtle

  • Census:

  • 6 Jun 1841 (age 13)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England4,8

  •  

  • aged 10, living with her parents and three siblings. Born in Essex

  • Census:

  • 30 Mar 1851 (age 23)

  • Bowtle's Yard, Wethersfield, Essex, England5

  •  

  • daughter aged 22 unmarried, straw worker living with parents and a sister. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 7 Apr 1861 (age 33)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England6

  •  

  • daughter aged 30 unmarried, living with parents, two sisters and a nephew. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1871 (age 43)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England7,8

  •  

  • daughter aged 40 unmarried, straw platter living with parents, a sister, a nephew and a lodger. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Death:

  • Q3 1873 (age 44)

  • Braintree "Registration District", Essex, England29

Child 4: John Bowtle

  • Name:

  • John Bowtle4,19,20

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Spouse (1):

  • Harriet Harrington (1835?-1864)

  • Spouse (2):

  • Esther Butcher (1832?-1902)

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • carpenter then a baker30,31,32

  • Birth:

  • 21 May 1832

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England4,19,20,30,32

  • Baptism:

  • 14 Oct 1832 (age 0)

  • Congregational Church, Wethersfield, Essex, England19,20

  •  

  • son of Ruth and John Bowtle

  • Census:

  • 6 Jun 1841 (age 9)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England4,8

  •  

  • aged 5, living with his parents and three siblings. Born in Essex

  • Census:

  • 30 Mar 1851 (age 18)

  • Silver Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England30

  •  

  • nephew aged 18 unmarried, carpenter journeyman, living with aunt Rebecca Whiteand a cousin. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 7 Apr 1861 (age 28)

  • Chapel House, Wethersfield, Essex, England33

  •  

  • head of the household aged 29, Carpenter/Journeyman, borm Wethersfield.

  • Directory:

  • 1878 (age 45-46)

  • 75 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, Essex, England31

  •  

  • a baker

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 48)

  • 73 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, Essex, England34

  •  

  • head of the household aged 47, Carpenter. Born in Wethersfield.

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 58)

  • Coggeshall Road, Braintree, Essex, England32

  •  

  • married head of the household working as a baker and living with his wife Esther. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1895 (age 62-63)

  • 75 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, Essex, England35

  •  

  • a baker

  • Death:

  • 12 Apr 1897 (age 64)

  • Coggeshall Road, Braintree, Essex, England36,37

  • Probate:

  • 29 May 1897

  • Probate Registry, Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England8,37

  •  

  • a baker of Coggeshall Road Braintree Essex died 12th April 1897, probate of effects of £490 6s 10d (~£38,900 in 2017) to Esther Bowtle widow

Child 5: Mary Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Mary Bowtle4,19,38

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • a straw worker then a shopkeeper5

  • Birth:

  • 26 Apr 1835

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England4,5,6,7,19,38

  • Baptism:

  • 27 Jan 1836 (age 0)

  • Congregational Church, Wethersfield, Essex, England19,38

  •  

  • daughter of John and Ruth Bowtle

  • Census:

  • 6 Jun 1841 (age 6)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England4,8

  •  

  • aged 5, living with her parents and three siblings. Born in Essex

  • Census:

  • 30 Mar 1851 (age 15)

  • Bowtle's Yard, Wethersfield, Essex, England5

  •  

  • daughter aged 15 unmarried, straw worker living with parents and a sister. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 7 Apr 1861 (age 25)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England6

  •  

  • daughter aged 25 unmarried, living with parents, two sisters and nephew. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1871 (age 35)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England7,8

  •  

  • daughter aged 34 unmarried, straw platter living with parents, a sister, a nephew and a lodger. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 45)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England39

  •  

  • head of the household aged 44, unmarried, Shopkeeper,born in Wethersfield.

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 55)

  • Two houses before Lion Hotel, Village, Wethersfield, Essex, England8

  •  

  • aged 55, s/law, unmarried. Born in Wethersfield, living with Alfred Frost # 181.

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 65)

  • Dog Chase, Wethersfield, Essex, England23

  •  

  • Sister-in-law, aged 66. Born in Wethersfield, living with Alfred & Caroline Frost.

  • Death:

  • Q4 1910 (age 74)

  • Braintree "Registration District", Essex, England40

Child 6: Ann Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Ann Bowtle41

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Note:

  •  

  •  

  •  

  • I have assumed this burial for Ann to be the 'unknown' Bowtle baptised in 1838

  • Birth:

  • 1838

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England24

  • Baptism:

  • 1838 (age 0)

  • Congregational Church, Wethersfield, Essex, England24

  • Death:

  • Aug 1840 (age 1-2)41

  •  

  • Burial:

  • 22 Aug 1840

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England41

  •  

  • aged 2 years 8 months

Child 7: Henry William Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Henry William Bowtle42

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Note:

  •  

  •  

  •  

  • 65 children were baptised the same day at this church. Geoff. Bowtle gave the name - Henry William Bowtle.

  • Birth:

  • 21 Sep 1844

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England24,42

  • Baptism:

  • 25 May 1845 (age 0)

  • Congregational Church, Wethersfield, Essex, England24

  • Death:

  • Oct 1847 (age 3)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England43

  • Burial:

  • 13 Oct 1847

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England44,45

  •  

  • aged 2½

Note on Wife: Ruth Willis

Ruth's parents were Thomas and Sarah Willis

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1.

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

2.

Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records, ( on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magadlene Marriages 1813-1867 ref:D/P 119/1/9 image:22.

3.

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

4.

Census 1841, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:HO107 piece:333 book:19 folio:7 page:9.

5.

Census 1851, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:HO107 piece:1785 folio:138 page:7.

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Census 1861, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG09 piece:1113 folio:114 page:17.

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Census 1871, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG10 piece:1700 folio:107 page:9.

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9.

Ancestry Post Office Directory of Essex 1862, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). CD-ROM, own copy.

10.

Ancestry UK City and County Directories 1766-1946, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1862 Post Office Directory page:195.

11.

Ibid. 1867 Post Office Directory page:216.

12.

Ibid. 1871 Post Office Directory page:239.

13.

Ibid. 1874 Post Office Directory page:249.

14.

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

15.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1877 quarter:4 volume:4a page:239.

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England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1874 quarter:4 vol;4a page:249.

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Census 1871, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). Extract supplied by Australian, Geoff Bowtle. Cit. Date: 5 June 1998.

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Chelmsford Record Office - Parish Records. Wethersfield Congregational Church Baptisms 1797-1837 ref:D/NC 31/1 reel:16. Chelmsford Record Office, Chelmsford

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22.

Census 1881, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG11 piece:1805/94/10.

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Census 1901, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG13 piece:1722/45/1/3.

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Church Register.

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England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1879 quarter:2 volume:4a page:255. Cit. Date: 24 April 2021.

26.

Census 1841, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:HO107 piece:333 book:19 folio:8 page:10.

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Census 1861, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk).

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Ancestry UK City and County Directories 1766-1946, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1878 Post Office Directory page:330.

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Census 1861, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). 1861/RG9/CD8/1113/P230.

34.

Census 1881, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG11 piece:1810/34/7.

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Ancestry UK City and County Directories 1766-1946, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1895 Kelly's Directory page:469.

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England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree Jun 1897 4a 339.

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UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). Ipswich 1897 page:247. Cit. Date: 21 January 2017.

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England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1910 quarter:4 4a 411.

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