|'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).
Farm on the Tadlow Road
Charles and Emily King
They were married last July 4 - she came from St Neots - her name was Cross. He is only 20 years old. He had a sister [Heneretta?] married at Croydon Church July 5 1842 to Mr Youngman of Waterbeach, now living at Arrington Mill.
[Contribution: Charles King (bap Croydon 1823) son of Charles and Elizabeth]
Sarah Janeway another sister aged 22, lives with him and is a communicant.
Emily King was in a decline when she married, most of her family having died of that disorder. She has now been confined to her bed for many weeks. During her illness I have visited her once or twice every week.
William Warder - an aged man, sleeps on the premises by permission, having worked many years in the farm.
Jabez Chapman, son of Bathsheba Chapman (whose husband has left her, and she is living at Hatley with a man of the name of Mims) sleeps on the premises, and is a carter.
Eliza Warboys (page 26) is their servant.
[all entries above are crossed through]
[1841 Census: Charles King (aged 17), farmer, and Heneretta King (20). Also living here at the time of the census were: Maria Wenham (65), Susan Lee (15), servant, William Ward (65), agricultural labourer, William Pedley (15), agricultural labourer, and Robert Lion (15), agricultural labourer.]
RSBS: (Mr Jackson [page 63] now lives here and the Kings are all dead or removed. Sarah King lives with her uncle, Mr Wenham, near Arrington Bridge and occasionally attends Croydon Church.)
Arms" - Public House
[1841 Census: William Simons (40) and Barbara Simons (40) , with children Jane Simons (20), William Simons (15), George Simons (14), Stephen Simons (10), Samuel Simons (8), Fredrick Simons (6), Elizabeth Simons (5), Susan Simons (3) and Emma Simons (2). Also living here at the time of the census was Thomas Randell (65), agricultural labourer P [pensioner?].]
Stones in Croydon Churchyard.
[Frederick William Simons and his family went to Australia in 1858]
Geoff Mason and adapted from the Lost Pubs Project Website
the Farm yard behind the "Downing Arms"
Married at Croydon Church and children Christened there.
[1841 Census: William Rayner (aged 45), agricultural labourer, wife Ann Rayner (40), with William Rayner (20), Edward Rayner (20), Harriett Rayner (12), Sarah Rayner (10), Elizabeth Rayner (8), Joseph Rayner (6) and Alfred Rayner (3).]
Farm on the Tadlow Road
RSBS: (She has left the parish) [Received notice to quit in July 1843.]
[Above entries are crossed through]
[1841 Census: Richard White (aged 80), farmer, Elizabeth White (35), Francis White (male) (50). Also living here at the time of the census were: William Theobalds (30), agricultural labourer, Sarah Yarrow (15), servant, and Elizabeth Yarrow (14), servant.]
the Hill near Tadlow
Lyon (page 36) sleeps on the farm and so does Alfred Presland (page
46). She keeps two maids who attend Croydon Church occasionally, those now being
with her are not natives of this parish. Their names are Elizabeth and
[1841 Census: Mary Casburn (aged 65),
farmer. Also living here at the time of the census
RSBS: (She is about to leave this farm; and it will be occupied by Mr Elliston or his son - who now live at Wimpole and hold another estate in Croydon. The Ellistons are very respectable people - Mr Elliston, the father, was brother to Elliston [*] of Drury Lane.)
[Contribution: *ELLISTON, ROBERT WILLIAM (1774-1831), English actor and theatre manager, was born 1774 in London , the son of a watchmaker. He acted at Drury Lane from 1804 and leased the theatre from 1819, presenting Kean, Mme Vestris and Macready. Ill-health and misfortune culminated in his bankruptcy in 1826, when he made his last appearance at Drury Lane as Falstaff. Leigh Hunt compared him favourably with Garrick; Byron thought him inimitable in high comedy; Macready praised his versatility.]
[Contribution: Henry Tingey Mole, born c1817 at Little Barford, Bedfordshire. Mary Ann, born c1817 at St Neots, Huntingdonshire. Their first two children, Henry (c1840) and John (c1842) were both born in Hail Weston, Huntingdonshire. The third, Sarah, was born (c1845) in Croydon-cum-Clopton. At the time of the 1851 census, they also had two servants living with them.]
Wilds Farm - Mr Gape's
were married at Croydon. They are
RSBS: (James Law died about two years since.)
[1841 Census: James Law (aged 25), farmer, Sarah Law (25), David Law (8), Martin Law (5), Phillip Law (3), Sarah Law (1). Also living here at the time of the census was: Phillip Gentle (15), agricultural labourer.]
Blowes sleeps on the premises as Horsekeeper.
Wilkins acts as gamekeeper for Mr Gape.
[1841 Census: William Wilkins (aged 40), farmer, wife Sarah Wilkins (40), children Ivett Wilkins (15), miller, Susan Wilkins (14), John Wilkins (12), David Wilkins (9), Henry Wilkins (7), James Wilkins (5), Ann Wilkins (3), and Jane Wilkins (1). Also living here at the time of the census were: Mary Wilkins (25) and Elizabeth Mims (15), servant.]
RSBS: (She now lives in the farm lately occupied by Mr Jackson.)
[1841 Census: Charlotte Larkins (aged 35), and Charles Larkins (15).]
[* Contribution: 'Widow Larkins' is Charlotte Larkins, born Maidstone Kent, wife of James Larkin(s), a cattle drover. The 'wild one' son was Charles Larkins born Croydon-cum-Clopton 1823. One of the unmarried daughters was Sarah Larkins (born Croydon-cum-Clopton 1830. James and Charlotte Larkins had many children: William (1820), Charles (1823), Sarah (1830), Jane (see entry below), Elizabeth, Caroline, Louisa and Violetta are known.]
[** Contribution: Mrs Yorke was probably Lady Elizabeth Yorke (d.1858) at nearby Wimpole Hall, wife of the 3rd Earl of Hardwicke until his death in 1834.]
RSBS: (His wife is said to be in fault. She is daughter of Widow Larkins above.)
[1841 Census: John Simons (aged 20), bricklayer, Jane Simons (15), and child Emmelia Simons (3 months).]
[Contribution: John Simons, bricklayer, born Gamlingay of parents William and Barbara, wife is Jane (nee Larkin), Eldest child is daughter Emmelia (or Emmeley) Simons 1841, then William Simons 1843 and George Simons 1848.]
and Maria Thomas
He can read a little, works
for Mr Pearman, is son to Widow Thomas (page 17). She can read. She is of a querulous
disposition. They are very regular at Church.
Edward Thomas has been laid up for near two years with swellings and ulcers, supposed to be the effects of bad typhus fever - of which also his wife died.
RSBS: (He is now bedridden, has received the sacrament. I have attended him for a long time. His brother lives with him. she is of a querulous disposition [?].)
RSBS: (Later note: Edward Thomas died in October, and his Mother and children are about to be moved out, and the Lowrings from the Brick Kilns are going into the house.)
[1841 Census: Edward Thomas (25), agricultural labourer, Maria Thomas (20), Edward Thomas (2) and Rebecca Thomas (3 months).]
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