|'An Account of all the Inhabitants of the Parish of Croydon |
in the County of Cambridgeshire commencing from 1 January 1843'
|by Reverend Francis Fulford 1803-1868 (Rector at Croydon 1841-1845).|
Additional notes by Reverend R S B Sandilands (Rector 1845-1864).
A widower, formerly the Parish Clerk. Has one son
1. Hosea Simpson, aged 21. Can read.
RSBS: (is lately married to Mary Spencer - he went to Canada before his marriage.)
Lives in the same house
Isaiah and Sarah Simpson
Can both read. He is the eldest son of the above, and they have one child.
1. Ziniri Henry Simpson, aged 3.
RSBS: (They were married and their child Christened in Poplar Church, London, from wence she came. She takes in needlework. They went to Canada, but returned and are now in London.)
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William and Edith Pateman
He can read. She can a little. Married at Hatley. They are not happy together and he is given to drinking - they seldom attend Church and she is said to be not immaculate. He has been in prison two or three times for beating his wife from jealousy.
1. Marianne Pateman, aged 5. Christened at Caxton.
2. Josiah Pateman, aged 2 months. Christened at Croydon.
RSBS: (Has left her chargeable on the parish.)
Lives in the house.
Her husband was transported about 3 years since.
1. John Page, aged 11. In the Sunday school.
2. Samuel Page, aged 10. In the Sunday school.
3. James Page, aged 7. In the Sunday school.
She attends church often - goes out washing etc.
John and Elizabeth Spencer
He can read and works at Pearman's. She can read. He is brother to Henry Spencer (page 66), and she is daughter of Mary Storey (page 85) by her former husband, and sister to Ruth Lyon (page 36). They hardly ever attend Church.
1. Caroline Spencer, aged 8.
RSBS: (Elizabeth now dead.)
Old widow Storey lives with her - she is a most chattering, canting old woman, used to be a communicant, uses a great deal of Laudanum.
RSBS: (Is now in the Caxton workhouse.)
Lives in the same house
Wife of Spencer, son of the above; he has enlisted lately, having run himself much in debt. She is daughter of James and Jane Thacker (page 2).
RSBS: (She was confined on 28 January 1843.)
RSBS: (Later: She lives now in the Walnut Field with Old Chapman, and has lately had a bastard child*, which is since dead.)
Isaac and Sarah Thompson
Can both read. He works for Mr Jackson, on the roads: she has bad health. He was a widower and has one daughter by his first wife.
1. Anne Thompson, aged 15. Can read, grand-daughter to widow Edwards (page 64).
He sings in the choir, was married to his present wife at Wimpole. She is a Wimpole woman. Steady respectable people. She comes from Cheshunt.
(Mentioned page 17) now lives here. His first wife died of typhus fever about two years since. His sister Lydia keeps house for him, but it is said he is about to marry Henry Spencer's youngest daughter, Ann. [Penciled in:] was married 9th November.
RSBS: (Lydia Lee is a leading person in Church Choir and is a communicant.)
RSBS: (Later: gone to live with her mother.)
A widow, can read; goes out working. Her husband was a son of John and Mary Storey (page 85) and was killed about two years since in the falling in of a quarry. She is sister to John Lowrings (page 56).
1. William Storey, aged 14. Works for Mr C King. In the Sunday school but William attends very irregularly and can read very little.
2. Mary Storey, aged 12. In the Sunday school.
3. John Storey, aged 4. In the Sunday school.
She used to attend Church very constantly, but has not been for some Sundays. She has a man called John Easy living with her now, by whom she had two children, twins, some years ago, whilst her husband was in prison. He is brother of Emma Thacker - is lately become a widower, having two children now in Yorkshire, where he has been living some years and where his wife died. All her children have been Christened in Croydon Church.
RSBS: (Later: She married Easy, and they are gone to live in Canada. Charles and Mary Titmus, entered on page 43, now live here.)
Joseph and Mary Darnell
He can read, she a very little. They were married at Wimpole. He
1. William, aged 14. Reads a little, in the Sunday School, Christened.
2. Joseph, aged 8. Not christened; in the Sunday School.
3. Jane, aged 5. Christened.
4. Elizabeth, aged 3. Christened.
5. Samuel, aged 3 months. Not Christened.
She hardly ever attends Church. He is a very civil man, but I fear drinks still. They are always in want, though they earn very high wages amongst them. She is a women not to be trusted.
John and Dinah Lowrings
Very constant at church. They have three daughters, two very respectable servants, the second at home. The youngest lives at Mr Merry's, a very pleasing steady girl.
He is ignorant and rather given to drink. They are well off; she goes out nursing, is a clean tidy woman, but a great talker.
RSBS: (Going to live in a cottage behind Mr Gape's farm which Merry has just taken. The eldest daughter is just married to a Tadlow man.)
John and Mary Endersby
He can't read, works on the road. She can read a little. She is a sister to John Green
1. Stephen Endersby, aged 27. Reads a little.
2. Richard Endersby, aged 25. An idiot.
3. David Endersby, aged 18. Reads a little.
They were Christened at Tadlow. They attend Church. A very disorderly set the sons - and all very ignorant. She has had a attack of paralysis.
RSBS: (But is much better.)
RSBS: (Later: She died suddenly in February 1848.)
John and Susan Green
He can read. She can't. He was formally transported for being very active in the agricultural riots, is now a very steady man, sings in the choir at Croydon Church, and is a Communicant. He was a widower and she a widow. (She had a family before; one son has recently enlisted.)
1. John Green, aged 20. Lives with Mr Thorpe of Hatley
2. Lydia, aged 15. Can read. Lately left the Sunday School and is gone to service.
3. John, aged 12. Now in the Sunday school.
4. Anne, aged 4.
They attend Church and are steady respectable people.
RSBS: (They now live down in Mr Jackson's old farm (see page 91).)
James and Biddy Hagger
Now live here. He is a sad and drunken fellow, and has a 'worthy' son by his first wife. Biddy is an Irish Woman and, as far she knows, a Roman Catholic. She has a son and a silly daughter of the name of Nelson, by a former husband. The old people not often at Church.
Lives at Clopton Farm
Aged and rather infirm - he formerly rented this estate - but was cheated by his own relations, and is now employed as bailiff by Mr Elliston. He can read and write.
His sister, lives with him. She is also very aged and infirm and has not left the house for ten or eleven years. Mary and Hannah Cockerell, two nieces of the old people live with them.
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RSBS: (All dead or removed.)
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