Uglow Family HistoryUGLOWS IN WHITSTONE
The name is of English origin, 'white stone'. Whitstone is a parish on the Devon border, traversed by the B3254 which connects Launceston to Kilkhampton. Whitstone Church is one of the gems of the North Cornwall Trail. The church is situated off the Bude - Launceston road, a little way out of the village past the school. It lies against the hillside, sheltered by trees in an outstandingly pretty location. One of its former rectors, Richard Buvyle, died in 1358, rumours had it that he was a saint, and a number of remarkable cures took place at his grave. The cult spread rapidly throughout North Cornwall and Devon, turning the church into a centre of pilgrimage, Bishop Grandisson ordered an inquiry in 1361 and ten remarkable cures were verified by a jury of three vicars, three curates and six laymen specially summoned at Week St. Mary for the purpose. Once 'official' the cult seems to have died out for no more is heard of it. The church is dedicated to St. Anne although St. Nicholas appears in original records as early as 1309. The village of Whitstone is surrounded by small hamlets such as Boot, Foxton, East and West Balsdon.
Statistics: 3921 acres of land, 11 of water
Family 1: Richard and Grace Spry
Richard marries Grace Spry in the village in 1729. There are two possibilities:
Richard and Grace may be the parents of:
Family 2 deleted
Family 3: Nicholas and Catherine Whitford
This is a complex story:
Nicholas 1782 is born in
Warbstow is the son of William and Elizabeth
and the grandson of William and Agnes Hobb.
He was a yeoman at Luckham, Whitstone and we first find him at Bodmin quarter sessions with January 1831 acting as surety for William Sleeman, shoemaker of Whitstone in bastardy proceedings.
They later have another son and daughter. Nicholas dies in 1851 and is buried in Whitstone.
By the 1850s, Nicholas's nephews, Abel and Nicholas Worth, have moved to Whitstone. They are the sons of Nicholas's sister, Mary 1774. Abel has married Catherine's sister, Jane Bray Whitford - they have a son, WIlliam Uglow Worth born in 1843 [he marries a widow, Sarah Cobbledick, in 1891 and dies in 1901, both in Stratton RD]. In the 1851 census Catherine is described as owning a farm of 100 acres employing 2 men. A few years after Nicholas's death, she marries Josias Martin in 1856. Josias was the lodger/farmhand at the time of Nicolas's death. Before they marry, they produce:
In 1861, the couple are living at Luckham Farm, Whitstone. Josiah is farming 100 acres. It is a close knit family - on the same sheet of the 1861 census in Whitstone, we find Abel and Nicholas living side by side in Luckham, next to (and presumably working as labourers on) Luckham Farm. And Abel's aunt, Agnes 1776, is also living a couple of doors away!
By the 1861 census, Catherine and Josias(h) have further legitimate children - Ellen 1857, Mary Jane 1859, Jessie 1860 and, later, John 1862.
At the time of the 1871 census, Catherine is living with her second husband and Elizabeth - an unmarried school mistress who dies in 1925 and is buried at Week St Mary.
They are still alive at the time of the 1881 census - Catherine (confusingly referred to as Caroline) and Josiah are still farming 100 acres at Luckham, Whitstone. Daniel, Ellen, Jessie and John are all still in the household. But Elizabeth has left to work in Holsworthy.
John Jolliffe 1888 born in Tintagel is the son of John Jolliffe 1855 and Elizabeth Bailey and the grandson of Samuel Jolliffe and Hannah Maria Baker. In 1901, he was still with his parents in TIntagel. However he spent some time in Chile, working as a banker- he returns from Valparaiso, Chile in October 1913 on the SS Orcoma. In the 1st World War he was a sergeant in the Worcestershire Regiment and was commissioned 16th Oct 1917 as 2nd lieutenant. He seems to join the Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry as the London Gazette reports that Temp. 2nd Lt. J. J. Uglow relinquishes his commission on completion of service, 15 Dec. 1920, and retains the rank of 2nd Lt.
Later he took over his uncle's farm at Whiteleigh Farm, Whitstone and it is still farmed by his descendants.
In 1918 he marries Martha H Hill in Plymouth. Martha was born in 1890 and died in 1962. John dies in 1975 in Stratton RD