Uglow Family History

Uglows in Stoke Damerel, Devonport and Plymouth

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Stoke Damerel and Devonport are on the western outskirts of Plymouth. Nowadays these three locations are all part of the same conurbation. Most references are to Stoke Damerel. Uglows move south to work in the dockyards in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

STOKE DAMEREL, a parish, in the hundred of ROBOROUGH, Roborough and S. divisions of DEVON; adjoining the borough of Plymouth, and containing 33,820 inhabitants. This parish, which includes Devonport and Morice-Town,  is one of the most extensive in the county; the village occupies an elevated site, and comprises several rows of excellent houses, a crescent, and some private mansions of more than  ordinary beauty. Among the public structures are, the immense reservoir of the Devonport Water Company, which supplies the government establishments and the neighbourhood in general; the military hospital, a spacious edifice of grey marble, erected in 1797, on the west side of Stonehouse Creek, comprising four large square buildings, of similar size and form, connected by a piazza of forty-one arches; and the Blockhouse, occupying an eminence north of the village, surrounded by a fosse and drawbridge, commanding a most magnificent prospect. On the eastern bank of the Hamoaze is Morice-Town, consisting of four principal streets . . The church is a mean but spacious building, with a low square tower. Two additional churches have been erected; and there are places of worship for Independents, Calvinistic Methodists, and Wesleyans.."

[From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England (1844) quoted in )

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Family 0: William and Mary Stacey

William 1766 was born in Warbstow, the son of William and Mary Heard and the grandson of William and Agnes Hobb

He married Mary Stacey in Week St Mary in 1798 with witnesses William Stacey and  A. Clifton. Mary was born in 1766 . They raise the children in Week St Mary, living there until at least the early 1820s - William ran the Kings Arm in the village, leasing the property in September 1821 but then taking it back in 1825

1) William Uglow, innkeeper, of Week St Mary 2) Simon Orchard, of Week St Mary, and Charles Jorda, yeomen Lease by 1) to 2) of dwelling house and inn called the King's Arms in village and paridh of Week St Mary, with dwelling house late in occupation of John Chaswell, continguous to inn, with burgage or right of common belonging in Green Moor, Hartham and Westwood. Inn to be kept open as an inn during term of lease "for the reception, accomadation, and entertainment of travellers, guests and other persons resorting there to with horses, cattle and carriages or without. Lessees to apply annually for licence at own expense, penalty of £50 payable to 1) if licence is forefeit as result of lessee's actions. Term: three and half years. Rent: sixteen pounds. Endorsed: agreement by William Uglow, to take King's Arms and premises of Mrs Elizabeth Baynes at annual rent of £20, 28 Mar 1825.

However William might be moving between the village and Stoke Damerel before that. William died in 1827 and was buried in Antony. But there is a MI in Week St Mary churchyard to him and his wife.

By the early 1830s, his widow Mary has headed south with the children, all of whom live, marry and die around Plymouth. I have a record in a 1814 directory of M.G. Uglow, mantua maker at Hampton Buildings, Plymouth. In 1836, she is in Cambridge St as a milliner. By the 1841 census, Mary and daughter Catherine are living at Cambridge St and it seems likely that these three records all apply to William's wife, Mary. Mary and son Edmund were managing the Beer House at 10 Granby St., Devonport at the time of the 1851 census. Mary died, over 90, in 1857

  • daughter Mary 1800 was born in Week St Mary. She marries David Edwards in Stoke Damerel in 1834.
  • son William 1802 was born in Week St Mary - he dies before 1807.
  • son John 1806 was born in Week St Mary and in 1833 in Stoke Damerel marries Elizabeth Hicks - their early children and later children are born around Plymouth - Family 1
  • son William 1807 was born in Week St Mary. In 1833 in Stoke Damerel he marries Mary Harvey who was born in 1808? in Tintagel. In 1841, they are in Cardiff in Wales where William is a maltster - although the census gives his age as 30. But by 1851, they are settled in Plymouth and William is now 47! In 1861 William is a brewer employing  3 men at Brownlow St. Brewery, E Stonehouse. He dies in 1866 in Stonehouse. In 1871 Mary is living in Hobart St, East Stonehouse with William's niece, Mary Carveth, and Mary Kellow, a widow, but born in Tintagel like Mary herself. In 1881 the census has Mary, a widow, as 70 years old and living at 5 Durnford St,East Stonehouse. Her income is derived from houses. She dies in 1885.
  • son Abel 1810 was born in Week St Mary. He marries Anne Maria Simpson Seccombe in Stoke Damerel in 1836. She was born in 1815 in Broadwoodwidger, east of Launceston. A watchmaker, Abel seems to have moved around -  in the census of 1841 he is in Tavistock. An 1847 directory gives his shop address as 35 Treville St Plymouth. The 1851 census sees him in Plympton St Mary.

    He sets up shop in Exeter - orginally in South Street but he announces in in January 1858 his removal to 61 High St Exeter, opposite the Guildhall. This is confirmed in an 1859 directory. In 1860 (Trewmans Flying Post July 4th) he advertises that he is closing down his business '...on account of the ill health of Mrs Uglow'. It's not an immediate retirement - he carries on advertising for months. In 1861 the adverts appear as 'Uglow and Hall' - it appears that he's in partnership with John Hall. But he's still closing down - in March and April 1861, there's an advert 'Positively Selling Off' 'Will close about Midsummer' and 'Uglow is not only the cheapest but the best'. Hall and Uglow advertisements continue through the summer. But this partnership is dissolved in September (Trewmans Flying Post 25th September) and Abel carries on the business by himself.

    He's in court a few times - Trewmans reports on 1st October 1858 that he was the victim of a smash and grab raid at his High St shop - John Johnston, an army private in the 19th Regiment of Foot broke the window and took a gold watch worth £1. He received 3 years penal servitude; the same paper reported on 14th June 1865 that Abel prosecuted Mary Payne for stealing flowers from garden - he came down at 5:30am on Sunday to find flowers all scattered around. After inquiries, he tracked down Mary and she confessed. She was fined 6s 6d

    By then (and
    in the 1861 census) he is in Pinhoe in Exeter. It's a large house on the Bath road described as freehold, detached and pleasantly situated.with four sitting rooms, five bedrooms, a cottage, outhouses and land. In May 1865, Abel is advertising to let the cottage on the property. (Trewmans 17th May 1865 - this also suggests he has a house at Ridgeway, Plympton). In 1867, Abel aims to sell the main house by auction on July 29th at the London Hotel, Exeter - Trewmans Flying Post on July 10th. A further edition of that newspaper on August 14th 1867 advertises a sale of furniture, clocks, musical instruments and guns from the house as Abel is leaving the county. The auction is unsuccessful as Trewmans, from July 1868 to 6th January 1869, has continuing adverts for the private sale of the house. Buyers are advised to write to Mr Uglow in Bournemouth -he has left the county..

    In 1870, Abel dies in Bournemouth. He and Anne had three children but they all died young. Despite her ill health in 1860, Anne survives Abel and rapidly marries again, in Plympton in September 1870, to Henry Blake .
    • daughter Ann Maria 1839 but died in 1843
    • son William Simpson 1842 but also died in 1843
    • son Abel
  • daughter Catherine 1813 was born in Week St Mary. In 1841 she is a dress maker, living with her mother in Cambridge St. In 1849, she marries Thomas Carveth, born in 1821 in St Columb Major. Thomas must have been as seaman - he's not at home in 1861 when Catherine is with the children, William Uglow Carveth and Margaret in East Stonehouse. In 1871, she's in Ladock with William, working as a farm labourer (perhaps closer to her in-laws?) but in 1881, they are back together and Thomas is described as a Greenwich Pensioner and they are living at Sladesbridge, Egloshayle. Catherine dies in 1885 in Truro RD and Thomas in 1899 in Plymouth where son, William, is a chemist in the censuses in 1891/1901. William marries Alicia Pitcher in 1889 in Plymouth and they have a son, Roy Uglow Carveth.

    [Just as Chelsea Hospital was instituted for soldiers who had been injured or grown old in the service of the crown, Greenwich Hospital was built for seamen in 1695. Seamen contributed sixpence a month from their pay towards the upkeep of the hospital. Pensioners were admitted from 1705 and originally wore a uniform of dark gray with a blue lining and brass buttons. The colour of the uniforms changed to brown and then blue. Families of pensioners were not allowed to live with them in the Hospital so many lived in the Greenwich area. By the nineteenth century it was found preferable to pay out pensions and in 1869 the Hospital closed. Records of Greenwich Pensioners are with the Public Record Office, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey.]
  • son Edmund 1816 was born in Week St Mary. He is an ironmonger in Saltash in 1844 (Pigott 1844 directory) but by 1851 he was working in Plymouth as a clockmaker and his mother was with him - he was unmarried. However in 1852, he marries Selina Dunstan in St Pancras in London. Selina may be born in Egg Buckland in Plymouth in 1816. They return from London because two years later, Selina dies across the Tamar, in St Germans. By 1871, Edmund is in Bideford, a widower and at Willett St. where he died in 1876.

Family 1: John and Elizabeth Hicks

John 1806 was born in Week St Mary, the son of William and Mary Stacey and the grandson of William and Mary Heard. Probably he came to Plymouth with his mother, after his father's death in 1827.

In 1833 in Stoke Damerel John married Elizabeth Hicks. Abel Uglow (1810 - John's brother?) was witness. Initially the couple lived in Devonport but in the 1840s, they appear to have moved north again. In the 1841 census, John and Elizabeth are living at Carnworthy, Warbstow with Elizabeth's parents, Nicholas (a farmer) and Elizabeth Hicks (nee Grigg). John is working as a coachman. The children are Elizabeth, Nicholas and Mary.

The 1851 census has John as a horse keeper or coach proprietor and they were living in  St. Mary's in Launceston with Elizabeth aged 40. In 1861, the family is at East Troswell, North Petherwin - John is farming 23 acres with Elizabeth but only Nicholas (working as a watch finisher) and Edwin are with them. By 1871, John has retired - he and Elizabeth are living at Rose Cottage, Broadhempston, just south of Newton Abbott. John dies in 1877 and there's a MI in Wolborough in Newton Abbot. Elizabeth is with her unmarried son, Edwin, at the time of the 1881 census in Falmouth. By 1891, she is living with daughter, Mary, and son-in-law, Richard Gribble, in Calstock.

  • daughter Elizabeth Jane 1834 born in  Torpoint, according to the census data. She was christened in Morice Street Wesleyan Chapel. She is on the 1841 census with parents and grandparents. In 1851, she is in Catherine St., Stoke Damerel where she is apprenticed to a draper, Isaiah Butters. In 1857, she marries Timothy James Thuell, an inland revenue officer. They have a son, Frederick, and in 1861, are living in Ottery St Mary. In 1871, the family is in Courtenay St, Newton Abbott - note that her brother William is working as a watchmaker in this street. In 1881, the family is living at 11 Basset Street Budock, near Falmouth. In 1891, they are at Claremont Terrace, Falmouth with their married son, a music seller, living next door. Elizabeth dies in Falmouth in 1898. Timothy is still living in Falmouth, as is their son, Frederick, who is working as a music seller for his uncle Edwin. The PO directory lists the business as Uglow and Thuell.

    What is extraordinary about this family is how close it is and how it centres around Elizabeth Jane: in 1861 she is living at Ottery St Mary and brothers, Nicholas and William, visit - Nicholas marries and stays in Sidmouth; William also marries there but then appears to follow Elizabeth when her husband's job takes her to Newton Abbott. Sister Mary marries in Newton Abbott but was probably at Ottery as well as she married Richard Gribble of Ottery. In 1871, we find Elizabeth with her father and mother, brother William and sister Mary all in and around Wolborough and Newton Abbott. By 1881 she relocates to Falmouth and her mother Elizabeth and brother Edwin move there - Edwin sets up in business with the Thuells. Her sister Mary, widowed in 1909, moves to be with her family in Falmouth
  • son Nicholas John 1836 born in Devonport/Launceston. On the 1841 census he is with his parents. In 1861, he's with his parents, working as a watch finisher. Nicholas and his brother William head east, presumably to visit sister, Elizabeth. Nicholas settles down there as a watchmaker - he marries a Sidmouth girl, Matilda Sarah Hooke, in St Pancras in 1864 but she died in 1866 in Honiton RD. In 1869 in Exeter he married Betsy Matthews Sellek, born 1844 in Colaton Raleigh - Sidmouth Family 1
  • daughter Mary Hicks 1840 born in Launceston. On the 1841 census with parents. In 1861, she's probably housekeeping for Uncle Nicholas Hicks, a farmer at Carnworthy, Warbstow. By 1871 she was an assistant in a woolshop in Wolborough in Newton Abbot. In 1872 she married Richard Gribble, born in 1834 in Ottery, near Tavistock. He is a farmer, farming 275 acres at Broadwell, near Tavistock in 1881. In 1901, he and Mary are at Albaston Hill, Calstock, just a few miles away, still farming. They are childless. Mary dies in 1912, living at her brother Edwin's shop in Falmouth. Her estate amounted to £117 1s.
  • son William 1844 born in Launceston and is living there with his parents in 1851. In 1861, he's visiting his sister, Mary, and uncle Nicholas Hicks at Carnworthy. He and his brother Nicholas head towards east Devon, presumably visiting sister Elizabeth. There he meets and marries Emma Marshall.

    Emma was born in 1838 in Leicester - her father, William, was a hosier but her mother, Mary Ann, died soon after her birth. With her father and elder sisters, Sophia and Frances, in 1841 Emma is living in Welford Road, Leicester. By 1851 her sister Sophia has died but Emma is a school boarder at Miss Cooper's School in Hoton in Leicester. This is remarkable as a motherless lass of a poor hosier! Her mother's sister, Harriet Dalby, was the widow of a solicitor and took Emma under her wing and must have paid for Emma to go to school and this must have lifted Emma out of the working class poverty of inner city Leicester. It gave her the means to get away and work before marrying. In 1861 Emma has moved to east Devon and is in Ottery St Mary where she is a school assistant. She and William marry in Honiton RD in 1864.

    We find a rather unsavoury story in Trewman's Flying Post of 13th May 1868 in the Newton Aboott county court - Mr Major of the Commercial Hotel and William went to the races and Major alleged that he lent Williaim a sovereign. William warmly denies receiving it - he asked for it but did not take it as he had money on him (So why ask??). Mr Sergeant Petersdorff said it was a mistake on both sides and suggested that William give Marshall 10 shillings and both cover their own costs - extraordinarily both had barristers.

    In 1871 William and Emma are in West Teignmouth where he is working as a silversmith, presumably picking up the craft from working alongside brother Nicholas, a watchsmith. They have 3 children. Emma's aunt, Harriet Dalby, and cousin Henry are visiting from Leicester. Within a few years, William is a watch and clock maker working from Courtenay St., Newton Abott. The frame of Combeinteignhead Church clock has his mark for 1866, 1870 and 1873. William dies in 1877 - almost immediately Emma seems to have money problems - Newton Abbott drapers, Michelmore& Sons, haul her into the county court, seeking administration of the estate, presumably as creditors. In 1878, Emma is at 8 Bank St, Newton Abbot 1878 as one of the 'executors of William Uglow, watchmaker, optician and agent for Medical & General Insurance Co.'

    Widowed, Emma is made of stern stuff - she calls on her early training as a school assistant and in 1881 we find her as principal of a school at Wolborough, living with her 2 surviving children. By 1901, the family is to be found in Lewisham where Emma is living at 45 Colfe Road with her son, Ernest. Next door is her married daughter, Maud. By 1911, Emma has returned to Devon - she is living at Fairlight, Teignmouth with her son, Ernest. She dies in 1917 in Newton Abbot
    • son William Rawson 1865 born in Newton Abbot but dies in 1867
    • son Ernest Rawson 1868 born in Teignmouth. In 1881 he is living with his widowed mother in Wolborough. By 1901, he is at 45 Colfe Road, Lewisham with his mother and is working as an ironmonger's traveller. In 1911, Ernest is living with (or visiting) his mother, Emmawho has has returned to Devon - she is living at Fairlight, Teignmouth. In 1913, Ernest marries Beatrice Murrell in Croydon RD.
      • son Peter Rawson 1915 born in Croydon. In 1946 in Wandsworth, he marries Sheila Birtwhistle. In 1968 he marries for a second time, to Peggy Bluff in Lewes. Sheila also remarries. Peter dies in 1988 in Sussex. His widow, Peggy, still lives in Sussex in 2005.
    • daughter Maud Beatrice Emma 1871 born in Newton Abbot. In 1881 she is living with her widowed mother in Wolborough. She married Alfred May in Lewisham in 1898. Alfred was born in 1874 in Forest Hill and worked as a ship owner's clerk. By 1901, they are at 52 Colfe Road, Lewisham - they are still in Lewisham in 1911.
  • daughter Emma born in Warbstow in 1848 but dies and is buried in Warbstow in 1852
  • son Edwin Albert 1854 born in Plymouth Stonehouse. In 1861, he's with his parents at East Troswell, North Petherwin. He has a period in the Royal Navy but by 1871 Edwin is living in George St in Plymouth, apprenticed to a wholesale draper. In 1881, he's living with his mother at 11 Raleigh Place, Falmouth and working as a piano tuner. In 1883 he marries Mary Lydia Langman, born 1861. He is now running a music shop in the Market Place in Falmouth in partnership, either with his brother-in-law, Timothy Thuell or Timothy's son, Frederick. Uglow and Thuell is already established by 1883 when a farce, The Ghost in the Pawn Shop. was performed to raise money for the defence of Dudley, captain of the Mignonette. The boat had sunk in the Atlantic and the survivors had eaten the cabin boy! In a celebrated prosecution, they were tried for murder. The poster for the play advertised seats at 3s., 2s., and 1s. and the tickets were on sale at Messrs Uglow and Thuell's Music Store.' In 1887, Edwin was in the news again.....

    An Unprofitable Lodger – At the office of Mr. Genn, magistrates' clerk, Falmouth, on Tuesday, John Thomas Rosewarne, alias Edwards, was committed for trial for obtaining by false pretences board and lodging, to the value of 2s. 6d., from Mr. John Thomas Wilson, eating and lodging-house keeper, Arwenack-street, Falmouth, on the 27th ult. Prisoner said he had come down from a firm that supplied Mr. U'Glow, music-seller, Falmouth, with musical instruments to tune them, and he was supplied with board and lodging on the representation made. Afterwards Mr. U'Glow was seen and denied all knowledge of prisoner. Prisoner reserved his defense. [West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser- 8 August 1887]

    By 1891 they are at Budock near Falmouth but Mary Lydia dies in Falmouth at the age of 33 in 1894, leaving Edwin with three young daughters to bgring up. In 1901 Edwin is at 10 Market Street, Falmouth with the girls at school and his niece Blanche doing the housekeeping. Edwin dies in Falmouth in 1913
    • daughter Ethel Mary 1884 born in Falmouth. In 1901 she was at Margaret Kirkham's private school in Fore St, Tregoney. She married Raymond Thackeray in 1911 in Falmouth
    • daughter Gladys Mabel Lydia Hicks 1886 born in Falmouth. In 1901 she was at Margaret Kirkham's private school in Fore St, Tregoney. She married John Jones in 1913 in Falmouth. She died in 1936. This line produces the Uglow-Jones or U'glow-Jones
      • son Ernest John marries Jess Enstice. Their children are:
        • son Christopher marries Ms Simpson - they have 4 sons, Tristan, Adam, Jamie and Anthony
        • daughter Elizabeth who marries Nicholas Brookes in 1972 - their children are Caroline, John and Victoria
        • son Peter who marries Rena
      • son David Edwin
        • daughter Diana - marries James Bell
    • daughter Madeline Ernestine 1890 born in Falmouth. In 1901 she was at Margaret Kirkham's private school in Fore St, Tregoney. She was not married and died in 1958 in Falmouth

Family 2: William and Ophelia Trick

William 1816 is the son of Richard Cory and Thomasin Grigg and the grandson of  John and Margaret Cory. He was born in Whitstone but grew up in Marhamchurch. 

In July 1847 William marries Ophelia Trick in Plymouth. She was born in 1824 in Frithelstock and is the daughter of James Trick, a builder.

William is first mentioned as a baker in a 1836 trade directory. [Here is an article about the business] In the census of 1861, he is obviously a substantial and successful baker at  62/63/64 Cambridge St. Plymouth. William dies in 1872 in Plymouth. In 1881, Ophelia is in London visiting her son, William, a draper, with her two unmarried daughters, Mary and Caroline. Ophelia dies in Plymouth in 1888.

  • daughter Ophelia 1849 born in Plymouth St Andrew and she is living with her parents in Cambridge St in 1861. She marries in Plymouth in 1872 - to James Woolcock. In 1881, they are living at 18 Devonshire Place, St Helier, Jersey. He is a Bible Christian Connection Minister - in the Bristol Mercury on 24th September 1886, there is a public subscription for the victims of the Bedminster Colliery disaster - the Rev Woolcock has solicited 10s from Mr and Mrs Uglow of London who, no doubt, are his brother in law, William and his wife. Ophelia and James have a son, William James Uglow Woolcock. He later becomes an MP and works with the British Council and is awarded the CMG and CBE.

  • son Richard Cory 1851 born in Plymouth St Andrew and he is living with his parents in Cambridge St in 1861. He takes over the business from William and becomes a master baker at Cambridge St. In 1873 he marries Laura Peele, born in America, in Wandsworth but returns to Plymouth - Family 3

  • daughter Elizabeth Trick 1852 born in Plymouth St Andrew but dies in 1854

  • son William Grigg 1857 born in Plymouth St Andrew. In 1881 he marries Selina May in Newton Abbot - London Family 10.

  • daughter Mary Peard 1858 born in Plymouth St Andrew. In 1881, she is with her mother in London, visiting her brother William. In 1901 she is living with her sister, Caroline and her husband, Thomas Prower, at 12 Connaught Ave., Plymouth. She is living off her own means. In 1911, she is at 14 Mutley Plain in Plymouth - again she has private means. Unmarried, she dies in Plymouth in 1926

  • daughter Fanny Trick 1860 born in Plymouth St Andrew and dies in 1862

  • daughter Caroline Alice 1862 born in Plymouth. In 1881, she is with her mother in London, visiting her brother William. She marries Thomas Prower in Plymouth in 1886. In 1901 the family is living at 12 Connaught Ave. in Plymouth. Thomas is a commission agent, born in 1862 in Week St Mary, where Caroline's grandparents hail from... They have four sons and a daughter living with them as well as sister Mary.

Family 3: Richard Cory and Laura Peele

Richard Cory 1851 is born in Plymouth St Andrew and the son of William and Ophelia and the grandson of Richard Cory and Thomasin Grigg.  He is ten years old and living with his parents in Cambridge St in 1861. He takes over the business from William and becomes a master baker at Cambridge St. (trade directories in 1873 and 1888).

In 1873 he marries Laura Peele, a British subject but born in America. Laura's mother, Sarah A. Peele, turns up in the census in 1891 and 1901, living with them. She's born in 1824 and from Plymouth - FreeBMD gives us an 1844 marriage between John Thomas Peele and Sarah Alice Elliot in Plymouth. John Thomas was born in Peterborough but his parents emigrated in 1834 to Buffalo and subsequently to New York City. He became a well known artist.

The Pet (1853) John Thomas Peele

Sarah and John had two children in Laura, born 1843 in Sarasota Springs, New York State; and Elliot Corregio, born 1846 in Albany, New York State. The family moved to the UK in 1851. In 1865-1872 they may have resided on the Isle of Man. The 1881 census lists the couple at 58 Albert Street, St. Pancras, London with adopted daughter Elizabeth Parker, aged 28, born in Liverpool, and lodger Juli Godet, aged 66, born in France. Both were painters. They subsequently lived in Floradale House, Bexley Heath and then Orion Villa, Bexley Heath, Bexley. John Thomas Peele died 19 May 1897.

Laura and Richard marry in Wandsworth. Is this a romantic gesture or was Richard working with his cousin, Henry French Ridgman Cory, a baker in London? This is given some credibility by the fact that their first three children are born in Islington, close to Henry's bakery - sadly the babies all die as infants.

They return to Plymouth about 1877 and by 1881, the family is back in the Cambridge Street bakery. Their eldest child, Ethel Laura, is with them. The bakery is going well - Richard is employing four men and a boy. Also with them is Annie Jessop, a cousin of RIchard's. However their tragedies with their children continue - Richard Peele 1880 and Mabel only survive a short time.

In 1891 and 1901, they are still at the bakery but by 1901 only Harold of the children is still there. Laura's mother, Sarah A. Peele, is now living with them and she was born in 1824 in Plymouth.

In 1906 Richard is at 50 Union St Stonehouse, Plymouth and he dies in 1913 but Laura survives until 1940 when she dies in Plymouth.

  • daughter Ellen 1873 born in Islington and dies the same year

  • son John 1875 born in Islington and dies the same year

  • daughter Alice 1876 born in Islington and dies the same year

  • daughter Alice Maria 1877 born in Islington and dies aged 1

  • daughter Ethel Laura 1878 born in Plymouth St Andrews, living with her parents in Plymouth at the time of the 1891 census. In 1913 she travels from Bristol to North America, perhaps to see her American family. She returns on December 14th 1913 on the SS Megantic - she gives her age as 32 and her occupation as stenographer. We next see her in Ellis Island in 1919 where she has arrived on the Rotterdam from Plymouth. Ethel is in transit to Auckland, Australia (sic). Her occupation is masseuse and she is lying about her age - which she gives as 34 rather than 41. But we know this is our Ethel as her nearest kin is given as Mrs L. Uglow of Cambridge Street, Plymouth. She marries William Morris in Australia and lived near Perth, Western Australia - childless, she left small legacies to her brother Frank's children.
  • son Richard Peele 1880 born in Plymouth St Andrews and dies the same year

  • son Harold Peele 1881 born in Plymouth St Andrews. He is working with his father in 1901. He marries  Maud Stanbury in 1910 at All Saints, Plymouth. He carries on the family business as bakers at 7 Oxford Place, Plymouth. Maud dies in 1942 and Harold remarries in 1948 in St Germans - Beatrice A C Baker. He dies in 1959 in Plymouth. Beatrice remarries in 1963 in Plymouth to a Mr Edwards.

  • daughter Mabel Peele 1883 born in Plymouth St Andrews and dies in 1888
  • son Frank Ernest 1884 born in Plymouth St Andrews. He moves to London where he marries Louisa Caton in 1911 - London Family 9

Family 4: John and Mary Ann Harris

John 1793 born in Warbstow is the son of William 1760 and Ann Chapman and the grandson of Nicholas and Mary French.

He joins the navy and is a rigger in HM service. He moves to the Plymouth area where he marries Mary Ann Harris in 1817. She was born in the mid-1790s in St. Mellion, a village just on the Cornish side of the Tamar, a few miles from Plymouth. Perhaps she is the Mary Ann, christened in October 1798 and the daughter of Richard and Mary Harris? By 1830, the couple are also running a grocers shop in Tamar Street, Devonport. They are living at 53 Gloucester St. in Stoke Damerel at the time of the censuses in 1851 and 1861. Mary dies in 1864 and John dies in 1871, both in  Stoke Damerel.

  • son William 1817 born in Stoke Damerel. He lived his life in the Stoke Damerel area, working as a cordwainer or bootmaker. In 1844 he marries Rebecca Gloyne - Family 4a below

  • daughter Mary Ann born in 1820 - presumably she dies in infancy

  • son John 1821 born in Stoke Damerel.  A lead man shipwright in HM dockyard, he is married to Rebecca Strong - Family 4b below

  • son Benjamin Richard 1824 born in Stoke Damerel but who dies in 1825. This is a Devon FHS record and attributing him as the son of John and Mary Ann is speculative but they are the only Uglow couple bearing children in Stoke Damerel at this time. Also note that the first two sons are called William (paternal grandfather), John (father) and now Richard (maternal grandfather)

  • daughter Ann Catherine 1829 born in Stoke Damerel and in 1851 she is living at 4 Navy Row, Stoke Damerel. In 1861+1871 as well as at her death, she was in the family home at 53 , Gloucester Street. Her occupation is given as laundress. She dies in 1877 with an estate under £200 and the executors are her brothers, John and Nicholas George .

  • son Nicholas George 1831 born in Devonport. He marries Mary Ann Read (1832-1902) - Family 5 below

  • daughter Mary Jane born in 1837 - presumably she dies in infancy

  • daughter Mary Ann 1840 born in Stoke Damerel. In the 1851 census she appears, living with her parents. She marries Samuel Teague in 1868 - he is a coastguard, born in 1846 in Stoke Damerel. In 1881 they are at the Coast Guard Station in Crosby, Lancashire. In 1901 they are in St Julian in Shropshire where Samuel is an Inspector Of Telegraph Messengers.

  • son Samuel Robert 1846 born in Stoke Damerel. In the 1851 census he appears, living with his parents. In 1861 they are at 53 Gloucester St, Stoke Damerel. In 1869, it is probable that he fathers a son, Samuel Robert. Samuel himself emigrates (runs away?) and in the 1880 US census, we find Samuel R, born in England 1846 who is living in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio in 1880. He is married to a Canadian woman, Mary, and they have a young daughter, Grace. Samuel is a machinist. He certainly revisits England as, in August 1904, he returns to New York from Liverpool on the SS Teutonic. Did he see his son during this trip? There is a death certificate in Pennsylvania for Samuel Robert Uglow (1846), widower, passing away 22 August 1916 in Etna, Allegheny County, of heart disease.

    • Samuel Robert 1869 born in Devonport. His mother is a Haddy. We know this as in 1871, young Samuel is living with his grandparents, Henry and Margaret Haddy. Henry is a shoemaker and they have 6 children including three girls - Elizabeth 1842 (probably dies in Plymouth 2nd q 1867), Amelia 1845 and Emma 1848. In the 1871 census Emma is still at home but  Elizabeth (dead?) and Amelia are missing. His mother is a Haddy. But which one? By the 1881 census, Samuel is still with his grandparents but has now changed his name and is Samuel Haddy. Emma or Amelia are still missing. In the 1891 census, Samuel has married Jessie Ryder. He obviously knows that his father was a Uglow as his sons are Frederick Russell Uglow Haddy and Ernest Uglow Haddy.

Family 4a: William and Rebecca Gloyne

William 1817 is the son of John and Mary Ann Harris and the grandson of William 1760 and Ann Chapman.

He was born in Stoke Damerel and lived his life in the area, working as a cordwainer or bootmaker. In 1844 he marries Rebecca Gloyne, born in 1819 and dies in 1891 in Stoke Damerel. We know her surname, both from the names of the children and from the fact that her brother, John Gloyne (a RN steward) is staying with them at the time of the 1881 census. They are living in 50 Charlotte St, Stoke Damerel. At the time of the 1891 and 1901 census, William is a recent widower and is living with his daughter Rebecca and son-in-law George Robinson. However he dies in 1908 in Brentford.

  • daughter Mary Ann Gloyne 1845 born in Stoke Damerel. She marries Joseph Bassett, a steward in the navy, in Stoke Damerel in 1876. He was born in 1841 in Scotland, had been married before and had a son, Henry. By 1881, Mary and Joseph are living in a multi occupancy house at 1 Kemyll Place, Stoke Damerel with two young children, Frederick and Mary. By 1891, they are in Pym Street, close to Mary's uncle John - they now have another daughter, Emma. Joseph is described as a retired butler. In 1901, they have shifted to Rotherhithe, London where Joseph is a porter and Mary a dressmaker. Mary dies in 1930 in Gravesend.

  • daughter Charlotte Amelia Jane 1847 born in Stoke Damerel. She marries Thomas Dodd (from freeBMD) in Stoke Damerel in 1873 - he's a rigger in the navy. They have a daughter, Ada, but Charlotte dies young in 1877.

  • daughter Elizabeth Rebecca 1851 born in Devonport. In Stoke Damerel in 1875 she marries Henry Hockey, born in Torpoint in1850. The 1881 census tells us that he is a labourer in the dockyard - they are living almost next door to sister Mary - at 7 Kemyll Place, Stoke Damerel with 4 year old Joseph. By 1891, they are in Warren Street, Stoke Damerel with Joseph and daughter, Alice Elizabeth, born 1885. They are still in the Devonport area in 1901.

  • son William Benjamin 1851 born in Stoke Damerel. William was a ship's steward, one of 300 drowned when frigate HMS Eurydice capsized in the Channel on return from Bermuda in 1878. More information with the list of the lost here [this information is from grandaughter Joan Grier]. There's also an account in the Illustrated Police News on 6th April 1878
  • son Robert 1852 born in Stoke Damerel. His birth is not on BMD but he appears on the 1861 census with his parents and after that disappears.
  • son Joseph Gloyne 1855 born in Stoke Damerel, a twin to Rachel. In 1881 he is with his parents and is a boot and shoe maker, like his father. In 1884 he marries Ellen Burn Ninnis, born in Liskeard in 1861. [nb 1881 record of Ellen Nance, servant, working in Stoke Damerel].

    It is possible that the family move to Gunnislake in the mid-1880s as Ethel and Ada are born there - Ellen's mother was born in Gunnislake. But in 1891 they are at 25 Gloucester Street, Stoke Damerel with their three girls. In 1901, the whole family is at 22a William Street, Devonport where Joseph is a bootmaker, working on his own account. By 1911, they have moved to 44 Meredith Road but still in Devonport. He is still a bootmaker. Ellen's mother, Eliza Ninnis, is living with them, aged 77.

    Joseph dies in 1921 in Plymouth.
    Ellen dies in 1941 in Taunton

    • daughter Ella May 1885 born in Devonport - in 1891 and 1901 she is living in Stoke Damerel with her parents. By 1911, she is with them at 44 Meredith Road and she is working as a dressmaker. In 1914 she marries Reginald J Dingle in Devonport
    • daughter Ethel 1887 born in Gunnislake, Tavistock - in 1891 and 1901 she is living in Stoke Damerel with her parents. By 1911, she is with them at 44 Meredith Road and she is working as a school teacher. In 1912 she marries John H Blight in Plympton

    • daughter Ada 1889 born in Gunnislake, Tavistock - in 1891 and 1901 she is living in Stoke Damerel with her parents. By 1911, she is with them at 44 Meredith Road and she is working as a dressmaker. In 1914, she marries George Sawdy at St Pancras, Pennycross, Plymouth. In the 1901 census, George is 12, born in Stoke Damerel in 1889.

    • son George 1897 born in Stoke Damerel - in 1901 he is living in Stoke Damerel with his parents. By 1911, he is with them at 44 Meredith Road and is at school. In 1920, he marries Kathleen Mary Charlick, born 1900. They move to Merioneth - there is no record of any children and George dies there in 1973 and Kathleen in 1983.
  • daughter Rachel Naomi born in Stoke Damerel in 1855, a twin to Joseph. She marries George Robinson in December 1879 - he is born across the river in St Stephens in 1852. He is a boatswain in the Royal Navy. In the 1881 census, they are living at 51 Charlotte St (multi-occupancy) and next door to Rachel's parents. By 1891 and 1901, they are in Sussex Avenue with two daughters, Ellen (who marries a unitarian minister, John Davies) and Emily, a schoolteacher. Also with them in Sussex Ave is Rachel's father, William.
  • son George - was a non-commissioned officer on the ferry Victoria which sailed to the Isle of Wight [this information is from Joan Grier and may be George Henry 1849 - son of John and Rebecca Strong]

Family 4b: John and Rebecca Strong

John 1821 is the son of John and Mary Ann Harris and the grandson of William 1760 and Ann Chapman.

He was born in Stoke Damerel and lived his life in the area, working as a shipwright in HM dockyard. In 1846 he marries Rebecca Strong, born in 1822 in Stoke Damerel. In the censuses in 1861,1871 and 1881, they are at 14 Pym St with their family - he remains just streets away from his father. As well as the work for the navy, they run a tobacconists and stationers in Albert Road, just around the corner from their Pym Street home.

Rebecca dies in 1883. In 1891 and 1901, John is found at 39 Albert Road, lodging at the Friendship Inn. He dies in 1908 in Devonport.

  • son John George 1847 born in Stoke Damerel but dies in 1848

  • son George Henry 1849 born in Stoke Damerel but dies young in 1877 - birth and death are on FreeBMD

  • son John Thomas 1851 born in Stoke Damerel. In 1877 he marries Emily Taylor in Stoke Damerel - Family 4bi below

  • son James Strong 1853 born in Stoke Damerel. In 1875 he marries Emma Jane May, born in Devonport in 1853- Family 4bii below

  • son Charles William 1864 born in Stoke Damerel. In 1881, he is at 14 Pym St with his parents, working as a Engine Fitter Apprentice in H M Dockyard. In 1888 he marries Emma J. Lang, born in 1864 and is the daughter of a blacksmith, Samuel Lang and his wife Jane - in 1881 the Langs are living at 12 Benbow Street. Charles and Emma move in and are found at that address in 1891. Indeed they are still living there with their two girls in 1901. Charles was an engine fitter in HM dockyard. Emma dies in Plymouth in 1939 but Charles lives to celebrate his hundredth birthday and dies in Plymouth in 1964. 

    • daughter Gladys Elsie 1889 born in Devonport. She dies in Plymouth in 1980.

    • daughter Winifred 1892 born in Devonport. In 1915, she marries Sidney Bayley in Devonport.

Family 4bi: John Thomas and Emily Alice Leverton

John Thomas 1851 is the son of John 1821 and Rebecca Strong and the grandson of John and Mary Ann Harris .

He was born in Stoke Damerel. In 1877 he marries Emily Leverton in Stoke Damerel - she was born in Plymouth in 1850.

In 1881 they are at 34 Waterloo Street, Stoke Damerel, living with Catherine Taylor, Emily's aunt - at 89 a retired grocer. John is working as a railway porter.

In 1891 they are at 35 James Street in the Plymouth Charles district and John is a labourer. In 1901 the family is still at James St and John is a ship riveter. He dies in Stonehouse in 1910. In 1911, Emily is living at 55 Baring Street, Plymouth with her daughter, Emily and son, Leonard. Emily dies in 1921.

  • son John Charles 1878 born in Stoke Damerel - he is on the censuses in 1881, 1891, 1901and 1911 - in 1901, he is an apprentice electrical fitter. In 1903 he marries in Plymouth - his wife is Caroline Eliza Damerel who is the daughter of a ropemaker employing several men. Caroline was born in Plymouth in 1879. In 1911, they are living at 12 Westbourne Road, Peverell, Plymouth and John is an inspector of electrical fitters.

    John Charles moved around the world - in 1924, he is an assistant electrical engineeer in Gibraltar and they come back to England on 28th October 1926 on the SS Rawlapindi. He is then sent to the dockyard at Rosyth and move to Glasgow, living at North Gardner St where Caroline dies in 1935 - the death certificate shows that John is still working as an electrician at that point. John Charles dies in Poole in Dorset in 1956.
    • daughter Muriel F 1918. There is no BMD record so perhaps she was born in Gibraltar? She is with her parents on the ship's manifest when they return to the UK in 1926. She went to university - St Hilda's in Oxford and graduates (The Times 29/7/1940). Muriel teaches - I know this from a blog which talks of her inspiring teaching in London (possibly Beckenham where she was on the electoral role in 1983). The blog mentions her lifelong companion, Dorothy O'Dell. Muriel died in 2007.
  • daughter Beatrice 1881 born in Stoke Damerel - she is on the censuses in 1881, 1891 and 1901 - on the last, she is a school mistress. In 1905 in Plymouth she marries William Rudd 1881, possibly the son of John and Esther Rudd who also live the Plymouth Charles district.
  • daughter Emily Florence 1884 born in Stoke Damerel - she is on the censuses in 1891 and 1901 - on the last, she is a dressmaker. In 1911, Emily is living at 55 Baring Street, Plymouth with her mother, Emily and brother, Leonard. Unmarried, she dies in Plymouth in 1923.
  • son Leonard Courtney 1888 born in Plymouth. He is on the censuses in 1891 and 1901 - on the last, he is still at school. Later that year, on the 6th August 1901, he was saved from drowning in Plymouth by George Bully [Royal Humane Society Report for 1901]. In 1911, Leonard is living at 55 Baring Street, Plymouth with his mother, Emily and sister, Emily. Leonard is an assistant draughtsman. He married in Plymouth in 1915 to Lilie Louise Wannell. They move to London where they have a daughter, Mary, in 1921. His appointment as an Admiralty draughtsman is announced in The Times on 22nd January 1930 but Leonard dies young in Greenwich in 1933. Lilie dies in Newton Abbott in 1973.
    • daughter Mary 1921 born in Wandsworth. She dies in infancy
Family 4bii: James Strong and Emma Jane May and Betsy Gorman

James Strong 1853 is the son of John 1821 and Rebecca Strong and the grandson of John and Mary Ann Harris .

James was born in Stoke Damerel. In Stoke Damerel in 1875 he marries Emma Jane May, born in Devonport in 1853. In 1881, they are in 5 Clowance St, Stoke Damerel with their five year old son, Alfred. James is working as a shipwright. In 1891 and 1901, the family are living at 41 Albert Road - literally next door to his widowed father. Emma dies in 1892.

James remarries in 1897 - the 1901 census talks of Ketsy born in Tavistock in 1855. This is probably Elizabeth Gorman, born in 1852 in Tavistock - her name is on the same BMD page. Betsy dies in Devonport in 19901. James dies there in 1905.

First marriage

  • son Alfred George 1875 born in Devonport. In 1881 and 1891 he is with his parents - in 1891 he is working as a grocer's assistant. In 1899 he marries Elsie Grace Tope, born in Dudley, Birmingham in 1878 - in 1881, Elsie is with her widowed mother, Fanny in Dudley where Fanny is running a pub. Tope is a good Devon name and the links to Devonport are that Fanny was born in 1856 as Fanny Matthews, daughter of a Devon blacksmith. She married Henry Tope in Stoke Damerel in 1875 and they moved to the Midlands, presumably to find work.

    In 1901, Alfred and Elsie are living at 16 St Judes Road, Plymouth. Alfred is running a grocer's shop and there is a young daughter, Winifred. In 1902, they have a son, Alfred Matthews - I've no direct evidence that he's the son of Alfred and Elsie but the 'Matthews' is a strong indication. In 1911, they are living at Valletort Place, just off the High Street in Stonehouse. Alfred is a grocer. He dies in Plymouth in 1939 - Elsie remarries in 1942 to a Mr Waldron.

    • daughter Winifred May 1900 born in Plymouth. In 1911, she is at school and living with her parents. She marries Frederick Leslie Grant in Stoke Damerel in 1925. Frederick is a vicar - their silver wedding is announced in the Times in 1950 when they are living at St Lukes Vicarage, Redcliffe Square, Kensington. They had a daughter, Mary, who married Mr Ward.

    • son Alfred Matthews 1902 born in Devonport. In 1911, he is at school and living with his parents. He was a sailor and was an apprentice on the SS Orari when it visited New York in 1921. He was 5' 9" tall and weighed 9 stone 5lbs. He continued in the navy as he was awarded a seaman's medal as a result of his service in World War II. In April, 1944, we find him travelling from Bombay to Liverpool on the SS Stratheden - he is described as chief officer, RFA - Royal Fleet Auxiliary. By then, in 1927, he had married Ada Irene Collings in Plymouth. Ada was born in 1908. Alfred dies in 1980 and Ada in 1982, both in Plymouth.

      • daughter Pamela born in Plymouth in 1930. In 1949 she married Zennith (sic) Webber.

  • son Ernest James 1881 born in Stoke Damerel - in 1891 and 1901 he is with his parents. In 1901 he is working as a coppersmith apprentice. In 1912 in Devonport, he marries Helen Rebecca Pullen. They have three girls but all die young. Ernest dies in Plymouth in 1953.
    • daughter Edna 1913 born in Devonport but dies the same year
    • daughter Eileen M 1914 born in Plymouth but dies young in 1932
    • daughter Muriel D 1917 born in Devonport but dies as a baby in 1919
  • daughter Mary 1885 born in Stoke Damerel - in 1891 and 1901 she is with her parents - in 1901 she is working as a trainee teacher
  • son Francis John 1886 born in Stoke Damerel - in 1891 and 1901 he is with his parents - in 1901 he is working as a shipwright apprentice. In 1918 in Devonport, he marries Lucy Sloman. He dies in 1972 in Plymouth.
    • daughter Doris M. E. 1919 born in Devonport. In 1941 she marries Mr Davies. In 1946 she marries again to Mr Tucker

Second marriage

  • son Henry Charles 1898 born in Stoke Damerel - in 1901 he is with his parents. In 1922 at St Peter's, Plymouth 'Henry Charles Uglow, aged 24, shipwright, bachelor of 124 Paisley Street (Father: James Strong Uglow, deceased) and Ada Lillian Saunders, aged 25, spinster of 29 Benbow Street (Father: Joseph Saunders, shipwright) were married'. Henry dies in 1979 in Plymouth

Family 5: Nicholas George and Mary Ann Read

Nicholas George 1831 born in Devonport is the son of John and Mary Ann Harris and the grandson of William 1760 and Ann Chapman.

He marries Mary Ann Read born in 1832 in Devonport. This is probably an early marriage around 1850 because Nicholas is living at 87 Pembroke St. Devonport at the time of the 1851 census - not his parents' house?. At that time Nicholas (19) was an apprentice wheelwright.

For the next 50 years, they are at 87 Pembroke St,  Devonport. In a 1864 directory as well as in the 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses. Nicholas George (sometimes George) is a shipwright in the docks but in various directories, he or Mary Ann also appear as grocers. Mary dies in 1902; Nicholas dies in March, 1919.

  • daughter Mary Ann Read 1857 born in Stoke Damerel. In the 1881 and 1891 censuses she appears as a dressmaker, living with her parents. Unmarried, she dies probably killed by a bomb at 35 Palmerston Street Plymouth aged 84 in 1943.

  • son George Thomas 1861 born in Stoke Damerel. In 1881 he's on the census with his parents working as a shipwright in Stoke Damerel. In 1886 he marries Mary Carolina Binney in Stoke Damerel - Family 5a below

  • son Frederick John 1863 born in Stoke Damerel. He was at Pembroke Street with his parents in 1881, working as a fitter's apprentice. He married there in 1888 - to Louise Caroline Henwood, born in 1862 in Devonport. The couple soon moved to Plumstead in SE London where Ethel was born in the following year. In 1901, they lived at 14 Ennis Road, Plumstead and Frederick was working as an engine fitter. Louise died in 1942 and Frederick in 1950.

    • daughter Ethel Louise 1889 born in Plumstead. In 1919 in Woolwich she married Cyril Bull 1893-1963 - in 1922 they have a daughter, Marjorie. Ethel dies in 1966.

    • son Harold George 1892 born in Plumstead. He went to Woolwich Central School and was in the old boys association(The Stage 5/2/1931). He was a school master and involved in union matters and spoke at National Association of Schoolmasters Conference (Nottingham Evening Post 8/4/1939). In the 1st World War he was in the Royal Garrison Artillery, as a 2nd lieutenant, a rank he retained in 1939-1945.

      He was a sportsman, footballer and cricketer - the fixture secretary for Primose CC. But also he was a singer:

      This concert was probably in 1929. There is also a report (Western Morning News 17/1/1919+16/4/1919) of Harold performing as a bass-baritone at Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Harold married late - in Blackheath in 1952 to Phyllis Gawler.
      They retired to Folkestone where he died in 1968.

Family 5a: George Thomas and Mary Carolina Binney

George Thomas 1861 is born in Stoke Damerel, the son of Nicholas George and Mary Ann Reed and the grandson of John and Mary Ann Harris.

In 1881 he's on the census with his parents working as a shipwright in Stoke Damerel. In 1886 he marries Mary Carolina Binney in Stoke Damerel. Mary was born in Devonport in 1861, the daughter of John and Eliza Binney. She worked as a teacher.

In 1891, he and Mary are living at 18 George St - George is still a shipwright. Ten years on and they are at the same address but now with three children and the mother-in-law, Eliza. He dies in 1933 in Plymouth.

  • son Alfred George 1892 born in Devonport and is found on the 1901 census with his parents. He was 5' 8" tall. During the war, he was in the Royal Garrison Artillery [the RGA was part of the Royal Artillery Regiment which had three sections - Horse Artillery, Field Artillery and Garrison Artillery. The latter were the heavy guns stationed well behind the lines.] Alfred joined in Nopvember 1915 and was a gunner. Although the Devon RGA was engaged on coastal defence - obviously the dockyards needed protection - and did not go overseas during the war, Alfred's discharge papers says that in 1918, he did 114 days service in FranceIn 1918, he was discharged as medically unfit and awarded a pension.

    In 1917 at the Pembroke St Baptist Chapel, he marries Beatrice Olive Perkins. In 1918 they lived at 18 George St., Devonport. Beatrice was born in 1891. Beatrice dies in 1961 and Alfred dies in 1969 at Newton Abbot

    • son Frederick George 1919 born in Stoke Damerel. He marries Audrey Gladys Rowe 1921 in Plymouth in 1942 and worked as a junior school headteacher. Involved in schools swimming, there is a trophy named after him for the most improved team in the home nation schools championship(?). He was awarded the OBE in 1975. He dies in Plymouth in 1998. Galdys died in Ocotber 2018

      • son Michael Richard 1946. In 1972 he married Valerie Ruth Macklin - Family 5aii below.

  • son Norman Charles 1893 born in Devonport and is found on the 1901 census with his parents. During the war, he enlisted as a private in the Devonshire Regiment. He marries Hetty James in 1924 in Belper - they have no children. Norman dies in Plymouth in 1976.

  • son George Ewart 1900 born in Devonport and is found on the 1901 census with his parents. In Plymouth in 1925 he marries Elsie Emma Couch, born 1901. George works as an electrical fitter in HM Dockyards - we find his promotion in the London Gazettee 4th August 1933. He is transferred to Gibraltar, apparently living there with the family. Elsie and the twins return on the SS Strathaird on 29th May 1940. They are living at 9 Brunel Terrace, Devonport. George himself returns 3 years later on 25th February 1943 on the SS Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt. Elsie dies in 1979 and George in 1984

    • twin son Alan George 1931 born in Plymouth. In 1958 in Tolworth, Surrey, he marries Mary Patricia Watchous(?), born 1936 - Family 5ai below
    • twin son John Ewart 1931 born in Plymouth. In 1957 in Harpenden, he marries Marion Hopkins.

Family 5ai: Alan George and Mary Patricia Watchous

Alan George 1931 is the son of George Ewart and Elsie Emma Couch and the grandson of George Thomas and Mary Carolina Binney.

In 1958 in Tolworth, Surrey, he marries Mary Patricia (Pat) Watchous, born 1936. Alan dies just before Christmas 2003.

  • son David Alan 1959 born in Lambeth. In 1985 in Farnham, he marries Valerie Lorraine Tee. they live in Reading

    • son Christopher David 1987

    • daughter Joanna Claire 1990

  • son Richard John 1961 born in Thornbury. In 1987 in Loughborough, he marries Catherine Patricia Clark

    • son Dominic William 1997

    • daughter Avnee Patricia 2002

  • son Peter Michael 1963 born in Thornbury. In 1987 he marries Nicola Margaret Spencer in Coventry. Peter served with the West Midlands Police, but now run a company which provides training, forensic investigation and analysis to law enforcement agencies

    • daughter Gemma Louise 1989. She has two children with husband, Roman

      • son Tobias Elijah 2017
      • son Henry Ezra 2018

    • son Adam Thomas 1992 married Natalie Jones in 2016

      • daughter Matilda June 2020

  • son Michael George 1966 born in Thornbury. In 1993 in Christchurch, he marries Lyndsey Siobhan Jefferson

    • son Harrison Michael James 1996

    • son Oliver William George 1998

Family 5aii: Michael Richard and Valerie Macklin

Michael Richard 1946 was born in Plymouth. He is the son of Frederick George 1919 and Audrey Gladys Rowe and the grandson of Alfred George 1892 and Beatrice Olive Perkins. In 1972 he married Valerie Ruth Macklin. A schoolmaster like his father, he was the headteacher at Hele's School in Plymouth before retiring in 2006. Involved in swimming, he is a life member of the English Schools Swimming Association. Valerie is a garden designer and her work can be seen here.

  • son Bruce Christopher 1975 born in Bexley. He went to Coventry University and currently works as a Project Manager for Camelot. In 2008, he married Laura Joanne Wilenius.

    • daughter Imogen Audrey 2011 born in Kingston, Surrey

    • twin sons, Zachary Daniel and Finley Daniel 2017 born in Frimley, Surrey

  • son Daniel 1979 born in Greenwich was married in 2007 at Yealmpton Church, near Plymouth, to Anastazia Bartkova. They live  in Sydney where Dan is a journalist and edits a travel magazine.

    • son Oscar Mavs 2010 born in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

    • son Tobiash Byron 2011 born in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Family 6: Abel and Mary Ann Dyer

Abel 1831, born in Mylor, was the son of  James and Grace Bath and the grandson of Nicholas and Joan Cord. His father was a sailor and his mother, Grace, died when he was four years old and he was brought up by his stepmother, Jenny Bath. He was in Coventry St., Mylor with his parents in 1841.

In 1853, he was in charge of subscriptions for the Western Courier newspaper but on 16th March 1854, he joined the Navy and signed up for 10 years - at first he was an ordinary seaman on HMS Spitfire. In 1861, he was a gunners mate.

He moves to Stoke Damerel where, in 1857 he married Mary Ann Dyer. Mary Ann was born in Gosport, Hampshire in 1833. She was the daughter of John William Dyer, a licensed victualler of The Thatched House, Chapel Lane, Gosport.  By 1871, he had left the navy and was a naval pensioner and draper at 12 William St, Morice Town in Plymouth. There was also a brother-in-law, William Murray, also a naval pensioner, living with the family. Abel dies in Stoke Damerel in 1878 and was buried in Ford Park Cemetery.

Mary Ann continued with the business - by the 1881 census, she was a  widow and draperess with three young children - Grace J.(I.?) M. [helping in the shop], James and Lilian G. Mary Ann dies in Stoke Damerel in 1885. Mary's father dies in October 1890 and leaves bequests to the grandchildren - we find James suing George Darby and other creditors of his grandfather (Hampshire Telegraph 31st December 1892).

  • daughter Grace Isobel Mary 1867, born in Stoke Damerel. In 1871, she was just Isobel in the census. In 1881 she was an assistant draperess (to her mother). In 1888 she married Wilfred Lacey, a ship's joiner - in 1881, he was a 15 year old apprentice joiner living with his grandmother. The 1891 census found the family at 10 Warren St., Stoke Damerel with one year old Wilfred. Both appear to be politically active in Labour ranks and in 1896, Grace is elected to the committee of the Workingmen's Constitutional Club

    Wilfred was still a ship's joiner in 1911 when the couple lived at Pasley St, Plymouth. Her husband died in 1918. In 1939, Grace was at 40 Pamerston St, Plymouth - her son was in Southampton, a wireless telegraphy inspector. She died in 1949.

  • son James 1869, born in Stoke Damerel. He marries Emma Dorinda Date but later divorces her and moves to Medway - Kent Family 2

  • daughter Mary Ann born 1870 - she appears on the 1871 census but dies very soon

  • daughter Lillian Grafton 1876, born in Stoke Damerel. In 1881 she was living with her mother. In 1891 she was at 9 Chapel Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire with her aunt Elizabeth Dyer, a licensed victualler. She was a general servant in a Yelverton lodging house. In 1904 she marries Henry Charles Richardson [1863 - 1948], another seaman who, by 1911, was a pensioner and Lillian an office cleaner, living at 28 Pasley St, Devonport, Devon. At the outbreak of war in 1939, they lived at 27 Northesk St, Plymouth. Lillian died in Plymouth in 1957.

Family 7: Edward Arthur and Hilda Marie Treweek

Edward Arthur 1899 is the son of Edmund and Sarah Richards and the grandson of  John 1810 and Loveday Brewer.

In 1901 and in 1911 he is living with his parents on his grandfather's (William Richards) farm at Carnkief in Perranzabuloe. From Perranzabuloe, he moved to Plymouth where  in 1925 he married Hilda Marie  Treweek [ 1904-1992]. He worked as a teacher. He dies in 1976 and is buried at Callestick Methodist. 

  • son Edmund William 1926 born in Plymouth. He married Brenda Jebbitt and worked as an architect in Cornwall, before moving to live in Lincoln - much Uglow genealogy has been gleaned from Bill. Bill died in Lincoln in March 2008 and Brenda in January 2016

    • daughter Susan Margaret 1954 born in London. She married in Lincoln in 1975 - to Michael Usher and they have a son, Christopher.

    • son Graham William 1958 born in London. He married in Navenby in1980 - to Jane Everett

      • son Ashley Joseph 1980 born in Bromley

    • son Darryl Jon 1969 born in Truro. In 1996 he married Stephanie Wilson. There are two daughters Michelle and Maria.

  • son Arthur David1931 born in Plymouth. In 1964 in St Mary's, Truro, he marries Florence Winifred Lawlor (nee Jago) - Florence dies in 2007, aged 82. Arthur dies in 2016.

  • son John Marks 1935 born in Plymouth. In Perranporth in 1960 he marries Shirley Angove. Shirley dies in 1997 and John marries again - to Myfanwy Baxter in 1999.

    • daughter Clare 1966. She marries in Bodmin in 1988 to Clive Musselwhite

    • son Simon 1972

  • daughter Sheila Elizabeth Mary 1937 born in Plymouth. In Perranporth in 1958 she marries  David Reynolds. They have three children

  • daughter Margaret Ann Jane 1945 born in Plymouth. In Perranporth in 1966 she marries William Adams. They have two children. 


  • John marries Joan Cottell in Plymouth in 1594 - this may or may not be John 1563 from Marhamchurch (and Joan 1566 from Morwenstow?) but why Plymouth? Also see John and Alice in Bodmin
  • There's possibly a strong link with Week St Mary (see Family 0 above) in all the following:
    • Margaret from Week St Mary marries Geddie Pearse in Stoke Damerel in 1794 - little 'Giddy' is born in Stoke Damerel in 1796
    • Margaret (possibly Margaret 1797 from Week St Mary) marries Sampson Waters in Stoke Damerel in 1830 - Sampson may have been born in 1810 in Crowan
  • Mrs Isabella Uglow  is born about 1837 and has  some connection with Devonport - if I am right, she is the Isabella Taggart who marries John at Arbory on the Isle of Man in 1871. There is an Isabella Taggart born in the Isle of Man on the right date.   This might be one or none from John 1825 from Jacobstow or John 1847 from Poughill. Why go so far to marry?

  • Mary Jane 1846, born in Moriceton, Devonport, is a servant in Boyton in 1871

  • John T. marries Emily Leverton (born 1850) in Stoke Damerel in 1877

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