Uglow Family History

Uglows in Cullompton

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Family 1: William and Mary Broom and Ann Floyd

William 1796 is born in Jacobstow, son of John and Grace Doidge and the grandson of William and Frances Jolliffe.

In 1819, he marries Mary Broom in Cullompton. He is a watch and clock maker - he is in Pigot's Devon Directory and there are reports of his shop being burgled in 1823.

The children are born at Cullompton but by the 1830s the family has moved to Truro - we know this to be so as daughter Kerenhappuch dies in Truro in 1833 and also through the 1841 census which details them all living in King Street.

William is involved in a court case on 3rd July 1840: CATHERINE CURNOW, 17 was charged with stealing a watch, the property of James LUXTON of Truro. On the morning of the 15th of June, the prosecutor left his house about 10 o'clock, leaving his watch hanging up in his kitchen, near the mantel-piece, opposite the door. About 11 o'clock, the prisoner came in, and saw Mrs. Luxton; a short time after which Mrs. Luxton went to a Neighbour's house for a few minutes, and on her return the watch was gone. Henry BROOM, in the employ of Mr. UGLOW, watchmaker, stated that about twelve o'clock, the prisoner brought a watch to offer for sale, marked William UPJOHN, 796, saying her grandfather had sent it. Mr. Uglow directed her to ask what price her grandfather fixed for the watch; and she took it away for that purpose. The prosecutor, on hearing of his loss, first made inquiries at the several watchmakers' shops, and afterwards returned to Mr. Uglow's shop with the prisoner, when she denied having been in the shop during the day; she also denied subsequently, on her apprehension by the police, having seen Henry Broom for the day. The prosecutor's statement of the name and number of the watch corresponded with Broom's statement, but on cross examination he admitted that he had said the number was 1767. The watch was not produced in court. For the defence, Mr. BENNALLACK addressed the Jury, impressing on them the danger of relying on circumstantial evidence, in a case where the article lost could not be produced; and relating the fact of three men tried before Mr. Justice HYDE, 'having been found guilty on circumstantial evidence, and executed for the murder of a man whose body had not been found; the man being alive at the time, and actually making his appearance six months after the execution. Mr. Bennallack then called Mr. John SIM, Mr. James LANGMAID, Mr. James BLACKER, and Mr. Henry VENN, who gave evidence of the good character of the prisoner and her parents. Verdict – Not Guilty.

It was a busy year for William - the West Briton on January 31st 1841 reports the case UGLOW v SYMONS - This was a action by Mr. Wm. Uglow, of Truro, on a promissory note, against Mr. Isaac SYMONS, of Falmouth. The original debt was £18, which the defendant had engaged to pay in nine instalments of £2 each. He had paid but one of these installments, and the present action was for £16, the plaintiff waiving interest. The case was undefended. Verdict, £16.

He is prosperous as he is advertising for for workers in the 1820s-1840s. He is listed as mineral dealer in Pigots 1830 and in Slater's Directory of Cornwall 1853. He made a 'Long Case Brass Arch Dial - 8 Day 1820 - Tempus Fugit in Arch'; [Slater's Directory of Cornwall 1853].

In the spring of 1860, Mary dies. Later that year, William marries again - this time to Ann Floyd. Ann was born Ann Scott - there's an IGI record of christening in St Blazey in October 1807 with parents William and Ann. She was married to Richard Floyd and in the 1851 census, Richard was a coffee house keeper in West Bridge, Truro, not far from King Street. He also seems a prosperous businessman who employed at least one worker. In 1857, Richard dies. In 1861, we find William and Ann in River St., Truro - just around the corner from King St. William is still working as a watchmaker - his grandson, William Uglow Brown (but called just William Uglow) is living with them and working as an apprentice stationer.

William is a significant townsperson - he is a councillor. He dies in March, 1865. We find Ann, his widow, in 1866 dealing with 7+9 Edward St, Kenwyn. Ann appears in Truro in the censuses of 1871,1881 and 1891 census - she is a jeweller's widow, , living in Walsingham Place, Kenwyn with her niece, Jane Scott Mansell, who was the daughter of Ann's sister, Jennifer and John Kneebone Mansell, a common carrier, born 1802 in Kenwyn. Jane is described as an 'imbecile from birth'. In 1881 her step-grandson, William Uglow Dale, is with her as well. Ann dies in 1892. In her will, she leaves £100 which sum to be used for the purposes of paying  £10 16s a year to the maintenance of her sick niece Jane Mansell. If Jane dies and there is still money left out of the £100, this is to go to niece Jane's sister, Ann Read. If Jane and Ann are dead, the remainder is to be divided equally between greatnieces and nephews: Sophia Mansell, Alfred Mansell, Amy Read, Ethel Read and Edith Read

West Briton 1 Dec 1892 p3: Deaths - UGLOW: At Walsingham-place, Truro, Nov.26, Ann Uglow, relict of Councillor William Uglow, of Truro, aged 85.  Connected with the Methodist New Connexion Chapel ever since its formation in 1834. Funeral to leave the house at 3pm on Thursday next. [8 Dec] (Thanks to David Walsh for information about Ann Scott/Floyd/Uglow)
  • daughter Kerenhappuch 1821 born in Cullompton but dies in 1833 in Truro.
  • daughter Henrietta 1824 born in Cullompton. In the 1851 census, sister Henrietta is staying in Stoke Damerel with Nicholas Brown and his wife Elizabeth - probably her little sister? She marries Henry Dale (probably a widower) in Truro in 1860. Henry is a mine agent, born in 1825 in St Agnes and we find the family in St Agnes in the censuses in 1871, 1881 and 1891. By 1901, Henrietta is widowed and she is living with her son, John.
    • daughter Mary born 1853 in St Agnes - this suggests that Henry was a widower when he marries Henrietta
    • son William Uglow Dale born 1864 in Truro. He is with his parents in 1871 but in 1881 is living with his step-grandmother, Mrs Ann Uglow, and is training as a printer's compositor.
      By 1901, William has moved to Islington, working in the print trade, married to Henrietta, born in Islington in 1871. No children but Samuel Hicks, from St Teath, in Cornwall, a furniture designer, is boarding with them.
    • son John Charles born in 1869 in St Agnes and with his parents in both the 1871 and 1881 census. In 1901 he is working as a tin miner, living at Gonnorca in St Agnes, married to Mary and with a young son. His mother, Henrietta, now widowed and 77, is living with him.
    • son Alfred born in 1874 in St Agnes. He is with his parents in 1881 and 1891 - by then he is working as a patternmaker. We lose sight of him in the 1901 census.
  • daughter Keziah 1826 born in Cullompton and named after a daughter of Job. She marries John Henry Bowden who was born  at Truro on 20 February 1819. They marry in Truro in 1847. John is a master builder. There may be money problems as in The Times [24th July 1854], we find father William appointed as trustee of John's property for his creditors but it is more likely that John has itchy feet and wishes to emigrate to Australia. John probably is using his father-in-law to manage his affairs during his first voyage to Victoria in 1854. Apparently the family story was that Keziah Uglow did not accompany her husband to Australia which was common in those gold rush days.  However the story goes on to suggest that John Henry Bowden made a few trips back to England to persuade Keziah to come and join him in Australia .  This may account for the birth of the third daughter Ettie Elizabeth in 1858.

    By the 1861 census, the family are in 36,Vicarage Lane St Agnes, Cornwall and they have three daughters: Kezia born 1851, Mary Louisa born 1853 and Ettie Elizabeth born 1858. Apparently Keziah Bowden finally came to Australia in 1863. Their fourth child was William born in 1864. John became the first mayor of Castlemaine in 1864 but he died  in May 1868, just five years after Keziah arrived.  Records show that he is buried in Campbell’s Creek Cemetery (the cemetery for Castlemaine). She lived for another 36 years, perhaps running a school near Castlemaine.  She died on 16 August 1904 and is also buried at Campbell’s Creek Cemetery.

    Kezia Bowden
    married James Lewis,
    Mary Louisa married Charles Frank in 1875, Ettie married Albert Duval Giroud in Victoria, Australia in 1879 and died in Echuca, Victoria in 1936 aged 78 years. We have no information on William. [Kezia and James are the grandparents of Jim Lewis who provided some of this information - if you want to contact Jim, let me know]
  • daughter Elizabeth Broom 1829 born in Cullompton. Possibly she marries Nicholas Brown - by the 1851 census, sister Henrietta is staying in Stoke Damerel with Nicholas Brown and his wife Elizabeth who was born in Cullompton. In 1881 they are living in Fore Street, Kingsbvridge where Nicholas is a watchmaker and they have a daughter, Ellen, born 1860




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