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This parish is in the north-east
of Cornwall, south of Bude, on the Bude to Boscastle road. The name has
Saxon origins, 'holy place of St James', Jacobus being the Latin for James.
It is an unspoilt mainly agricultural area. By the 1871 census, there
were 445 inhabitants and the parish covers 4467 acres. At that date, there
are at least 6 Uglow families in the village, farming between them
about 700+ acres.
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The early provenance
Unlike Marhamchurch and Bodmin,
there are no good records showing Uglow settlement in Jacobstow
prior to the early 18th century. There is a record for John 1658, son
of John, born in the village but this remains the only 17th century trace.
However by the mid-18th century, there were at least 4 Uglow families
in the village who were bearing children.
John and Grace Wells
John marries Grace Wells in
1752 in Jacobstow. Grace is probably the daughter of Richard and Grace
Wells and was born in Jacobstow in 1732. Identifying John is more
of a problem:
- John 1715 son of Nicholas
and Joan (seen as most likely by Bill Uglow but quite old??)
- John 1732 is born in Bideford,
son of Richard and Mary Orchard. It is
probable that this is the John who dies in 1810, aged 78, and is buried
- John 1728 is the son
of John and Grace Gillard - although
he probably marries Ann Ridgman
- John 1727 is born in
Stratton, the son of John and Ann Call
- although he probably marries Mary Symons in 1755 in Launcells
But to call them a Jacobstow
family is stretching it - in the next 22 years, there are records for
John and Grace as the parents of:
- in Marhamchurch
- in Poundstock
- daughter Anne 1753 born
in Marhamchurch - she marries John Cloake in Poundstock in 1782 - Nancy
Cloake is born there in 1789. [But see Ann
1756 in Stratton]
- daughter Mary 1755 born
- daughter Susanna 1774 born
in Marhamchurch. It is likely that this is the Susannah who has
an illegitimate daughter Fanny 1796 but
then marries the father Thomas Stacey in 1797 - both these events
are in Poundstock
- in Jacobstow
- son Richard 1757 born in
Poundstock - marries Mary Smetham - Marhamchurch
Family 10. (from Bill Uglow's records)
- John 1759 born in Poundstock
(from Bill Uglow's records). He marries Thomasin Gregory - North Petherwin Family 1
- daughter Grace in 1761 born
in Poundstock - she dies in Jacobstow in 1764
- son William 1763 born in
Jacobstow - probably dies in 1766 as another William arrives in 1770?
- son Thomas 1765 born in
Jacobstow. Thomas marries Mary Guy in Poundstock in 1784 - Lewannick
- daughter Sarah 1768 born
in Jacobstow. She marries Andrew Horrill in Poundstock in 1791
- son Edmund in 1798. She dies in 1851
- son William 1770 born in
Jacobstow - he marries Mary Jenkin - Marhamchurch
John and Grace may not be the
same couple but, given the proximity of the birth dates, possibly they
John and Grace Gillard/Katherine Auger
John 1698 is born in St Gennys,
the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Short
and the grandson of Richard and Elizabeth
Braund in Marhamchurch.
marries Grace Gillard in 1727 -Otterham Family
1. The children are born in Otterham but then the couple appear to
move to Jacobstow as Grace dies in 1731 and is buried in Jacobstow.
In 1733, John remarries to
Katherine Auger in St Gennys. Katherine was born in 1690 in St Mabyn -
her father was Degorie and her mother, May Roose. John dies in 1766 and
Katherine in 1781 - both are buried in Jacobstow.
- son George 1734 born in
Jacobstow. John 1921 suggests that he marries Elizabeth Mark in 1752
and is a miller in Week St Mary Family
- son William 1737 born in
Jacobstow. In 1764 he marries Frances Jolliffe - Jacobstow
John and Ann Ridgman
John 1728 is born in Otterham,
the son of John and Grace Gillard and the grandson
of Nicholas and Elizabeth Short. He marries
Ann Ridgman in 1754 - the marriage record gives his birthdate as 'about
1734'. Ann may have been a widow, born Ann Jolliffe in Jacobstow in 1729
but married a Mr Ridgman. Ann was the daughter of John and Margaret Jolliffe
from Jacobstow and the first cousin of Frances Jolliffe who marries John's
half-brother, William - Family 5a in Jacobstow Ann dies
John remarries Mary Prout in
1793 - again a widow, having been born a Bawden.
- son John 1755 born in Jacobstow
but died in 1761
- son William 1759 born in
Jacobstow. In 1784 in St Gennys he marries Jane Bray - Jacobstow
- daughter Grace 1761 born
in Jacobstow but dies in 1763
- son John Jolliffe 1764 born
in Jacobstow. He marries Agnes Orchard (1754-1837) in 1802 in Week St
Mary. A late marriage and there's no evidence of any children.
John is named as a trustee for his brother William's children. John
Jolliffe dies in 1836 in Jacobstow and Agnes a year later. John's
will confirms that there are no children - his brother Edward is the
- daughter Ann 1767 born in
Jacobstow. In July 1793 she marries Thomas Jewell in Jacobstow. Thomas
is the son of William Jewell (yeoman and churchwarden of St.Genny's
church). They are well-to-do farmers. Thomas is named as a trustee for
his brother in law William's children and Ann Jewell is named in the
will of her brother, John Jolliffe. Ann dies in 1839 - there is a MI
in St Gennys.
- daughter Margaret 1769 born
in Jacobstow but dies young in 1792
- son Edward 1775 born in
Jacobstow and marries Margery Hoskyn - Family 3c
Edward and Margery Hoskyn
Edward 1775, born in Jacobstow,
is the son of John and Ann Ridgman and the grandson
of John and Grace Gillard. He marries Margery
Hoskyn in Tremaine in 1796. Margery was born in June 1775 in Tremaine,
the daughter of John Hoskyn and Mary Baker.
One interesting digression
is Margery's ancestry: Dallas Manicom
has researched this family thoroughly and tells us that Mary Baker was
born in 1757 was the daughter of John Baker and Margery Hambly who were
married 1754. John Baker was the son of William Baker and Mary Treweeks
married 1716 in Jacobstow. However, less reliably, the IGI has a pedigree
file that suggests that Margery Hoskyn's great grandmother is not
Mary Treweeks but Mary Matthews, born in St Giles, Cripplegate in London
before marrying a Cornishman in 1721. The Matthews are long-term
Londoners - odd to end up in Cornwall?
Anyway, Edward and Margery
were stout Methodists - son John's obituary mentions that preaching and
other classes were held at the parental farmhouse at Broad Langdon, Jacobstow.
Margery dies in 1827 and is buried in Jacobstow. In 1828, we find Edward selling some fields on a long lease:
Parties: 1) Edward Uglow, yeoman, Jacobstowe 2)Samuel Langford, yeoman, Lesneweth 3) William Cann, yeoman, Ashwater, Devon Lease and release by 1) to 3), at the agreement of 2), of Higher and Middle Black Post fields in Broad Langdon and Lower Black Post in Sutton's tenement, currently in occupation of 2). Term: 500 years Consideration: £130 from 3) to 1) and ten shillings from 3) to 2) Rent: one peppercorn Witnesses: Arthur Smale, James Uglow.
Edward dies in 1855 and
is buried in Jacobstow. A prosperous family and Edward leaves substantial
parcels of land to each of the five boys - they end up as substantial
farmers with nearly 1000 acres between them at the time of the 1871 census.
- daughter Ann 1797 is born
in Tremaine. She marries Thomas Hooper in August 1826. He is a Jacobstow
farmer, born in 1788 in Marhamchurch.
At the 1871 census, Thomas is still a farmer with his son, Thomas, born
in 1829. There are two grandchildren.
Ann is left £10 and a £5 annuity in her father's will. She dies in 1873
and her husband a year later. [Dallas
Manicom can provide much more material on this branch.]
- daughter Margery 1799
is born in Jacobstow. She marries Richard Jolliffe in March 1824. Richard
was born in 1801. They emigrate to US in 1844, accompanied by her
first cousin and his wife, Edward and Mary
Ebbott, and a John Uglow(?) to Wisconsin, USA in 1844 - Emigrant
Group US2. She is left £10 in her father's will. Richard dies
in 1864 and Margery dies in Palmyra, Wisconsin in 1882. (source:
- son John 1802 is born
in Jacobstow. He marries Mary Northey - Family 3diii
- son Edward 1805 is born
in Jacobstow. Edward of Broad Langdon - in 1841, he is living there
with servants. In 1855, Edward's father leaves him Spry's Tenement,
Cocks' Tenement and Zetton's Tenement at Broad Langdon. In 1861, we
find Edward at Langdon farming 145 acres. Also there is Loveday Sanders,
a 50 year old unmarried housekeeper and 4 younger servants. Also staying
is brother Simon's daughter, Ann 1851.
Edward was unmarried. He is mentioned in the will of his uncle, John
Jolliffe. He dies in 1868 and is buried in Jacobstow.
- daughter Mary 1808 is born
in Jacobstow. She dies young either in 1809 or 1812
- son William 1810 is born
in Jacobstow. He marries Margaret Turner Colwill -
Warbstow Family 3a
- son Simon 1813 is born in
Jacobstow. He marries Rebecca Moyse - Family 3div
- daughter Mary 1819. She dies unmarried in 1851 - she is included on brother Simon's MI in Jacobstow church as aged 32. There is no record of birth.
- daughter Grace 1816 is born
in Jacobstow. She marries Richard Pierce in the village in 1838. Their first child is Edward Uglow Pierce born 1838. The family
emigrate to US in 1841. They first lived
in Jackson County, Michigan then in 1848 moved to Jefferson County, Wisconsin
where Richard P. Pierce was a member of the board of supervisors and a
justice of the peace as well as township trustee. In 1867 Richard and
Grace moved their family to Chickasaw County, Iowa. In 1880, they are in Richland, Chickasaw County, Iowa with their sons, Edwin born 1855 and Frank born1860. They stay in Chickasaw County where Richard died on 17 July, 1890 and Grace (Uglow) Pierce died
6 Dec 1906. The Pierces were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church
and were in the dairy business, having the only herd of Devonshire cattle
known in the US in the early 1880's. In 1855 Grace is left £10 in her father's will. [Information from Jackie Pierce Foster]
- son Samuel Jolliffe 1823
is born in Jacobstow. He marries Hannah Baker - Family
William and Wilmet Winnacott
William 1841 is born in Warbstow,
the son of Nicholas and Grace Uglow, the
grandson of William and Jane Bray from
Jacobstow on his mother's side and of William
and Ann Chapman on his father's side. At the time of the 1851 census,
he is living, aged 10, in Warbstow. He marries Wilmet Winnacott
(born 1842 in Kilkhampton) in 1870
- as yet unnamed daughter 1871
born in Jacobstow
He is working as a farm labourer
in the village: source 1871 census. But he moves south to Merther, a village
just outside Truro - Family 1a
John and Mary Northey
is born in Jacobstow, the son of of Edward
and Margery Hoskyn and the grandson of
John and Ann Ridgman. He marries Mary Northey in May, 1837 in St Clether.
She is born in Altarnun in 1806 and it is probable that her parents were
Richard and Mary. Northey is quite a common Altarnun name at this
time. [However on the 1861 census Mary is described as born in Otterham
and Edward (68) and Sarah Northey, possibly Mary's cousin, are living
at Bickhavens, Jacobstow, very close to Tobarn]
In the 1841 census, John
is already farming at Tobarn with Mary and 3 year old, John. In the 1851
census, John is described as a farmer of 300 acres. He was an upright
Methodist, founder of the chapel at Headon (Eden?).
When John's father, Edward,
dies in 1855, he inherits the lands at Penwenham in Warbstow and Trebarn
(Tobarn) at Jacobstow. Both were subject to a mortgage.
In 1861, the family is living
at Tobarn where John is farming 250 acres and employing 2 labourers and
a boy. Mary is described as born in Otterham. Son John is living with
By 1871 they are farming 300
acres at Tobarn, Jacobstow. But John suffers personal tragedy - his wife
dies in 1872 and his only son, John Jolliffe 1838, who was by now
running the farm of 90 acres in Warbstow, kills himself at his father's house on the day of his
mother's funeral. John manages the estate and helps John Jolliffe's widow,
Philippa, with the 7 grandchildren.
John himself dies in 1874 and
is buried in Jacobstow. You can read his obituary
(thanks to Dallas Manicom).
- son John Jolliffe 1838 is
born in Jacobstow and is with his parents at Tobarn in 1861. He marries
Philippa Symons about 1861 - see Family 5 Warbstow
Simon and Rebecca Moyse and Mary Doidge
Simon 1813 is the son of of
Edward and Margery Hoskyn and the grandson
of John and Ann Ridgman.
He marries Rebecca Moyse in
the village in April 1837. Rebecca
is born in 1814 in St Clether. In 1841, they are living at Higher
Langdon, with Margery and Edward. His first cousin, Edward,
farms next door...
In his father's will in 1855,
Simon is left the estate of Winslet Moors in Jacobstow.
Rebecca dies in 1856 aged 42,
perhaps after the birth of twins, Rebecca and William. William dies in
infancy but his sister survives. Rebecca is buried in the village.
After Rebecca's death, Simon
re-marries in 1858 in St Stephens by Saltash. His second wife is Mary
Doidge, who is born in 1811 in Jacobstow and who died in 1884 in Jacobstow.
In the 1861 census, Simon is
farming 150 acres at Higher Langdon - Mary is with him and most of the
children. Mary Moyse 77 is visiting - presumably Simon's ex mother-in-law?
Samuel Doidge is also living with them - is this Simon's new brother-in-law?
Also present is granddaughter Mary Rebecca at 3 months - since none of
the children are married at this point, Mary is presumably illegitimate
- she's still with her grandparents in 1871 and, assuming she's more likely
to stay with her mother's parents, Margery Hoskyn looks the likeliest
By the 1871 census Simon and
Mary are farming 200 acres in the village. He dies in 1892 and is buried
in the village.
- daughter Margery Hoskyn
1838 born in Jacobstow. She is present on the 1841, 1851 and 1861 census
- although referred to as Margery Hicks in 1841.
It seems probable that Margery has an illegitimate daughter Mary Rebecca
in 1860. Mary is brought up by her grandparents. She's staying with
them, Simon and Mary, at the time of
the 1861 and 1871 census. Assuming she's more likely to stay with her
mother's parents, Margery looks the likeliest mother. Note also that
Mary Rebecca does not go to Wisconsin with the rest of the family and
neither does Margery. Instead Mary marries Edwin Littlejohns in 1879
and they are at Withevan, Jacobstow, in 1881, along with his mother,
his brother and sisters and their child, Rhoda. They're still there
in 1891 with four more children - but the names give no clue to Mary's
In 1865, Margery marries John Hicks. Presumably John is related to Edward's
wife, Norah? I also presume that John is unwilling to have Mary Rebecca
live with them? The 1871 census records that John and Margery are grocers
in Jacobstow but by 1881, they farm at Trelay, St Gennys and have at
least 6 children. In the 1881 census, her parents are living with her
in St Gennys - and in the 1891 census, we find her looking after her
widowed father, Simon aged 76. In 1901, Margery is still farming in
St Gennys, although she is now widowed.
- son Edward 1840. He is present
on the 1841 and 1861 census. He marries Norah Hicks in 1864? Presumably
Norah is related to Margery Hoskyn's husband, John? They farm in St
Gennys - Family 7
- son Samuel Jolliffe 1843
- he is present on the 1861 census as Samuel P.? He marries Grace Hicks
born in 1828 in St Gennys - presumably related to John and Norah Hicks,
the spouses of Margery and Edward? They farm in Jacobstow for a short
period - Family 3eiv
- son Simon 1845 - born in
Jacobstow. He is present on the 1861 census. He emigrates with brother
John Jolliffe to US in 1869, returns to marry Elizabeth Jane Painter, born in 1855. They wed
in Jacobstow in 1874 before returning to Wisconsin in 1875. They go steerage and dock in New York aboard SS Arragon on 29th October 1875 with daughter Margery who is less than 3 months old. They are to be found in Jefferson, Wisconsin in 1880 where Simon is a labourer - Emigrant
US Group 3. Eliza's siblings are also emigrants. Elizabeth dies in 1897. Simon remarries and dies in1929 in Wisconsin.
- daughter Margery Louisa born 1875 in Jacobstow and travels with her parents to Wisconsin
- daughter Edith born 1877 in Jefferson
- daughter Mary 1848 born
in Jacobstow. She appears on the 1851 census, with her parents but she dies in 1854
- daughter Ann 1851 - in 1861,
she is staying with uncle Edward. She
marries William Sloman, a farm worker, in March 1871. They are living
with her parents in 1871 but by 1881, they are farming 140 acres at
Witheven, Jacobstow with three daughters and a son. In 1901, they are
farming at Marhamchurch.
- son John Jolliffe 1854 -
born in Jacobstow, he is on the 1861 and 1871 censuses. He emigrates
with brother Simon to US in 1869, returns with him and marries Victoria
Jane Dymond in Jacobstow in November 1875. She was born in 1853 in St
Juliot, Cornwall. They are to be found farming at Three Fields, Jacobstow
in 1881 with Victoria's 8 year old sister, Harriett, visiting them.
But in August 1881, the family finally emigrate to Wisconsin to join Simon. Travelling steerage with widowed brother, Samuel, they arrive in New York on 17th August 1881 with son Simon and infant daughter, Edith. Victoria dies in Wisconsin in 1923 and John in 1933 - Emigrant
US Group 3
- son Simon Jolliffe 1877
born in Jacobstow
- daughter Edith E 1880
born in Jacobstow
- daughter Cora 1883 born
- daughter Pearl 1885
born in Wisconsin
- daughter Maud Stella
1891 born in Wisconsin
- son William 1856 - born
in Jacobstow on 27th September 1856 but dies within two weeks. He is twin to Rebecca
- daughter Rebecca 1856 - born
in Jacobstow on 27th September 1856 and is twin to William. She is with father, Simon, and stepmother, Mary at Higher Langdon in 1861 and 1871. On 19th December 1878 she marries Richard Bridgman in Jacobstow - he was born in
1851 in North Petherwin. In 1881 Richard and Rebecca are living and
farming at Tascott, North Petherwin with Richard's parents. They have a son, William, born 1880. In 1884, they have another son, Richard Uglow Bridgman. In 1901, they are farming at Downicary, near Coombe Mill in Devon. They have 6 sons and 2 daughters.
Samuel Jolliffe and Grace Hicks
Samuel Jollliffe 1843
was born in Jacobstow, son of Simon and Rebecca
Moyse and the grandson of Edward
and Margery Hoskyn.
his sister, Margery, and brother, Edward, he married a Hicks from St Gennys.
This was Grace Hicks, the daughter of Thomas and Joanna Hicks, farmers at Treley, St Gennys. In 1861 she was with her parents. She was born
about 1844 in Stratton RD.
They married in March 1870. By
1871, he was farming 40 acres in the village. However Grace died tragically young in 1873 - there is an MI in Jacobstow church. In 1881, Samuel was to be found at Witheven, Jacobstow where he is
working on the farm of William Sloman, his brother-in-law. In August 1881, he emigrated, travelling on the SS Devon with brother John Jolliffe and family. Travelling steerage on the SS Devon from Bristol, they arrived in New York on 17th August 1881 and thence to Wisconsin - Emigrant
US Group 3. He died in Wisconsin in 1915.
Samuel Jolliffe and Hannah Maria Baker
Samuel Jolliffe 1823 was
the son of of Edward and Margery Hoskyn
and the grandson of John and Ann Ridgman.
Samuel was the youngest son
by some distance but he appears to have been favoured - he was named the
sole executor of his father's will in 1855. He was left Broad Parks,
Hasland, Langdon Marsh, Little Cawker Field in Jacobstow and Clerks Tenement
and Woods Tenement at Broad Langdon as well as the remainder of the lease
at Warbston Borough.
Samuel married Hannah Maria
Baker in 1854 in Week St Mary. She was born in Week St Mary in 1833 -
she was the sister of Richard Baker of Whiteleigh Farm, Week St Mary who marries Samuel's niece, Olympia, the daughter of Samuel's brother, William.
In 1861, Samuel was at Langdon,
farming 230 acres and employing 5 labourers. At home was Hannah with the
three eldest - John, Samuel and Thomas. Wife Hannah has Grace Uglow, the
daughter of Thomas and Arminel Metherell,
to help her.
By the 1871 census, Samuel was still
farming in the village but now it was only 170 acres. In 1881, it was much the
same - he was farming 175 acres at Broad Langdon, Jacobstow. All the children were living at home with the exception of John Jolliffe who was now married.
Samuel's great niece, Phillippa 1863 from Warbstow,
was also living with him.
By 1901, Samuel and Hannah
were living by themselves at Broad Langdon - Samuel was retired. Hannah died in 1903 and Samuel
died in 1905 - there's a MI at Eden.
- son John Jolliffe 1855 born
in Warbstow. He married Elizabeth Bailey in 1880 - Week
St Mary Family 6
- son Samuel Henry 1857 born
in Warbstow. He married Ellen Jane Bate in 1881 - Family
- son Thomas Baker 1860 born
in Jacobstow. He was baptised as a baptist at his parents' house at Broad Langdon on 21st February 1860. He married his cousin Mary 1861
in the village in November in 1885. There is no sign of children. In the 1881 census, he was at Broad Langdon and in 1891 at Loudgworthy, Bridgerule. In both censuses and in the 1889 Kelly's Directory of Devon, he was described as a farmer. However he was recorded as a 'surveyor of the highway' on his marriage record in 1885 and in the late 1890s, there was a dramatic change of direction - in the 1901 census (where he is to be found as EGLOW) he was the master of the workhouse at Rough Tor House, Lanteglos in Camelford and Mary was the matron. They were still working there both in the 1911 census and again in 1914 Kelly's Directory.
Thomas died in 1928 and Mary in 1939 - there's an MI at Eden.
- son Edward 1862 born in
Jacobstow. He always was involved in the farm at Broad Langdon. By 1901, his parents, Samuel and Hannah, had retired. Edward
was farming Broad Langdon with brother, Richard. After his parents' death, he married Felinda Dinnis in Warbstow in 1907. This is a late marriage for both of them - in the 1901 census she was the
unmarried daughter of William of Trennannick, Warbstow, born in 1861
in North Petherwin.
In 1911, they still farm at Broad Langdon. Felinda died in 1941 and Edward died in 1943
- there's an MI at Eden.
- daughter Margery Hannah
1864 born in Jacobstow. She married John Bayly (the brother of her brother,
John's wife, Elizabeth). They had 4 children - for more details,
contact Dallas Manicom
- son Richard 1865 born in
Jacobstow. In 1881 he was living with his parents at Broad Langdon and
in 1901 he was farming Broad Langdon with brother, Edward.
Samuel Henry and Ellen Jane Bate
Samuel Henry 1857 is the son
of Samuel Jolliffe and Hannah Maria Baker
and the grandson of of Edward and Margery
Hoskyn. He is born in Warbstow.
In 1871 and 1881, he is living
with his parents in Jacobstow. He marries Ellen Jane Bate in 1881. She
was born in Tresmeer in 1857. They farm at Minster - maybe not the most generous of employers:
The Law of Farmer and Servant - At the Camelford Petty Sessions, on Thursday, before Prebendary Kinsman, Rev. J.P. Cann, R.J. Roe, and Mr.
Braddon, a case of considerable interest to agriculturists was heard. Samuel Henry Uglow, farmer, residing at Minster, was summoned by his servant, a lad named Richard George Cann, of Tintagel, for 12s.6d., which plaintiff alleged to be due for wages from March 30th to April 28th of the present year. from the statement of plaintiff, which was corroberated by his mother and a young man named William Baker, who was in the employ of Mr. Uglow, it appeared that the defendant came to Cann's house, in company with Baker, whom he had just engaged, to ask Cann to enter his service. Cann, a lad of 15 or 16 years of age, agreed to do so for the sum of £7 10s. per year. His mother said to Mr. Uglow, "He can come, like Arthur, for a month to try it," and this the three witnesses confidently affirmed was the understanding arrived at. Upon the expiration of 28 days Baker left and was paid. Cann also left, but his master refused to pay him any wages, saying that he had agreed with him for 12 months, and unless he remained that time he would receive no wages. Mr. Uglow, in defence, contended that no agreement as to a month's trial was entered into. After the arrangement was made Mrs. Cann made some remark about a month, but he did not remember what it was. He contended, also, that even if an agreement for a month on trial was made the boy did not fulfil it, as the fact of his (complanant's) having charged a twelfth of £7 10s. showed that a calendar month was understood. The Bench, after re-calling Baker, who confidently repeated his former statement as to hearing Mrs. Cann say, in Mr. Uglow's hearing, that her boy should go for a month and try it, gave their verdict for complainant for 11s. 6d.
[The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser 19 May 1887]
In 1901, Samuel is a farmer
at North Beer, just west of Boyton.
Ellen dies in 1926 and Samuel
marries again - to Lucy Edith. Samuel dies in 1937 - there's an
MI at Eden.
- son Samuel John 1883 born
in Warbstow. He marries in 1908 to Mary Ann Palmer - Family
- daughter Arrabella 1885
born in Warbstow. She marries Thomas Baker in 1908. Thomas was born in Werrington, Devon in 1882. The couple farm at North Beer, Boyton, obviously close to Arabella's parents - at the 1911 census, Arabella's mother is staying with them. Their first child is Ellen Maud born in 1910. A son, Thomas, is born in 1913.
- son Richard Henry - probably
born after 1901?
Samuel John and Mary Ann Palmer
Samuel John 1883 born in Warbstow
is the son of Samuel Henry 1857 and Ellen
Jane Bate and the grandson of Samuel Jolliffe
and Hannah Maria Baker. He was batised a baptist at his parents' house. In 1891 and 1901 he is with his parents at North Beer,
Boyton. He marries in 1908 to Mary Ann Palmer, probably born in Werrington
in 1885. In 1911, Mary Ann's mother, Elizabeth Palmer, widowed, is farming Pool Farm, Werrington - we know this as Winifred is staying with her grandmother. It's quite an extended family as there is Elizabeth, her two other daughters, her son as well as her sister and brother in law, all living at the farm.
In 1911, Samuel and Mary are living at Lewannick. They have 3 children under 4, with Gladys and Henry living with them but Winifred is away at her granny's house. Samuel is a farmer and Kellys directory 1914 has him as a farmer at North Beer. Possibly quite prosperous as the 1911 census has 4 live-in servants including a 13 year old Annie Penrose as a child's maid? Samuel dies in 1963 and Mary Ann in 1971 - they are buried at Boyton Methodist Chapel.
Samuel dies in 1963 in Holsworthy.
Mary Ann dies in 1971.
- daughter Winifred Mary 1908
born in Launceston. In 1911, she is staying with grandmother, Elizabeth Palmer, at Pool Farm, Werrington with sundry aunts and uncles. She marries William Strout in 1939.
- daughter Gladys Eleanor
1910 born in Launceston. In 1911 she is with her parents at Lewannick. She marries Mr Symons
- son Kenneth Henry 1911 born
in Launceston. In 1911 he (as Henry) is with his parents at Lewannick. In 1937 he marries EmmelineJoyce Gillard, born 1914.
Kenneth dies in Plymouth in 1980 - Emmeline dies in Launceston in 1999
- daughter Linda Jean
1939. In 1958 she marries Allan Ward
- daughter Gillian Mary
1942. In 1961 she marries George Charlton. Their children are Christopher 1962, Rachel 1964, Nicholas 1965 and Gina 1967.
- son Samuel Jolliffe 1912
born in Launceston. He dies aged 7 in 1919
- daughter Marjorie Isabel
1914. She marries Lewis Bray in 1943. Their children are Isobel 1946 and Lois 1949.
- daughter Linda 1921 born
in Launceton. She marries Mr Rowe in 1944
William and Jane Bray
William 1759 is born in Jacobstow,
the son of John and Ann Ridgman and the grandson of
John and Grace Gillard. In 1784 in St Gennys he marries
Jane Bray who was born in 1764 in Otterham, parents John and Jane Bray.
William dies quite young in 1809 - there is a tower MI in Jacobstow.
Jane is mentioned as William's
widow in the will of her brother in law, John Jolliffe.
She is living with her son, Edward, at Higher Langdon in 1841, aged 77.
She died in 1846 in Jacobstow.
His will in 1809 confirms that
there are 4 surviving daughters, Jane, Ann, Grace and Mary and 3 surviving
sons, Edward, William and Thomas. William's wife, Jane, is the executor.
He also mentions his brother, John Jolliffe and his brother in law, Thomas
Jewell, who is married to his sister, Ann.
- daughter Jan(e) 1785 - born
in Jacobstow. She is bequeathed £40 by her father in 1809 (perhaps £2300 in 2019). She
marries Samuel Doidge also in 1809 in Jacobstow. Samuel is possibly
born in 1783 in Jacobstow, the son of Thomas and Grase Deodge.
The marriage is proved by daughter Mary and husband Samuel being mentioned
in the will of her uncle, John Jolliffe. Jane is not
mentioned in uncle John's will and is thus likely to have died before
- son John 1787 -
born in Jacobstow. He dies in 1807 in the village
- daughter Margarett 1789
- born in Jacobstow but dies in infancy
- daughter Ann was christened in Jacobstow, Cornwall, on 14th March 1790. Her father died when she was still a teenager in 1809 and left her £40 as well. She married William Rob(b)ins on 22nd January 1811 in Jacobstow with brother in law Samuel Doidge as one of the witnesses. William was somewhat older, christened on 4th July 1781 in St Gennys.The marriage is proved by Ann and William being mentioned in
the will of her uncle, John Jolliffe.
Their first son, John Uglow Robbins, was christened in Jacobstow on 24th May 1811. He was buried on 14th April 1812. In 1813, on the birth of their son John, christened 5th May 1813, William was described as a farmer but in 1819, on the birth of their son William, christened 12th September 1819, was a labourer. The two latter ceremonies were in Warbstow church. It is not clear what has happened to John 1813 – if John survived, he’s not obvious on the 1841 census.
There is reason to believe that the family moved south, to a farm called Garmoe, which is just north of Camelford. When Ann died on 5th September 1839, she was being treated in the Camelford Union Hospital [but was buried in Jacobstow]. At the 1841 census, widower, William is farming at Garmoe with son, William and his wife, Dorothy Hawken. William and Dorothy have a son John Hawken Robins 1841, a daughter Ann Uglow Robins 1845. They move to Canada before 1848 and have 4 other children, all born in Canada. William dies in 1900 in Ontario, Canada. He was a farmer in Alnwick, Northumberland, Ontario.
It's not clear what happened to Anne's husband, William 1781
- son William 1793 - born
in Jacobstow. He marries Ann Orchard - Family 4cii
- son Thomas 1795 - born in
Jacobstow but dies in 1799
- daughter Elizabeth 1798
- born in Jacobstow. She is not mentionedin her father's will so presumably
- daughter Grace 1800 born
in Jacobstow. She is bequeathed £40 by her father in 1809. She
marries Nicholas Uglow in 1823 in the village. The marriage is proved
by Grace and Nicholas being mentioned in the will of her uncle, John
Jolliffe. This is possibly Nicholas who died in 1861, aged 56, buried
in Warbstow. They live in Warbstow - Family
- son Edward 1803 born in
Jacobstow. He marries Mary Ebbott in 1825 - Family 4ci
- son Thomas 1805 born in
Jacobstow but dies aged 12 in 1817 and is buried in Jacobstow. His father
would have left him £300 at the age of 21. [If this date of
death is wrong, possibly marries Grace Medland in Stratton in 1833
[Family 10 - Stratton]]
- daughter Mary 1807 born
in Jacobstow - she
is bequeathed £40 by her father. She marries James Perkin, the
blacksmith, in the village in February 1828. The witnesses were brother
Edward and William Robbins. Their son, William Perkin, was born the
following year. The marriage is proved by Mary and son William being
mentioned as James' wife in the will of her uncle, John
Jolliffe. Mary dies young in 1837.
Edward and Mary Ebbott
Edward 1803 is the son of
William and Jane Bray and the grandson of John and
Ann Ridgman. Born in Jacobstow, he marries Mary Ebbott in Tremaine
in July 1825. Mary is born in Egloskerry in December, 1804, the son of
Philip Upton Ebbott and Mary Ferrett.
He is bequeathed Higher Langdon
and Cokers by his father in 1810.
The family is mentioned in
his uncle, John Jolliffe's, will in 1836 - Edward and
his wife Mary and the five elder children (born before 1836) all feature.
In 1841, the family is in Higher
Langdon - all the children (except Edward, yet to be born) and mother,
Jane, now 77. His first cousin, Simon, farms next
Despite being well off (?)
Edward and Mary emigrate in 1844, probably with the children as there
are no records of marriages for Janes or Mary Annes at the relevant time.
They were accompanied by his first cousin and her husband,
Margery and Richard Jolliffe, and a John Uglow(?) to Wisconsin, USA
in 1844 - Emigrant Group US2 (Source:
They appear to be grouped around
Jefferson County, a favourite Uglow resort. Mary dies in 1864 but in 1880,
Edward is still a farmer at Sullivan, Jefferson, Wisconsin. Edward dies
in Wisconsin in 1882 and he and Mary are buried at Melendy Prairie Cemetery,
Eagle Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
- daughter Jane 1826 born
in Jacobstow. She is in Higher Langdon with her parents in 1841. She
marries John Ward (1823-1880) in July 1847, almost certainly in Wisconsin.
Jane dies in Jefferson County in 1910 and is buried at Siloam Cemetery,
Palmyra Township, Jefferson County
- daughter Mary Anne 1827
born in Jacobstow. She is in Higher Langdon with her parents in 1841.
She marries James Coombe in December 1847, almost certainly in Wisconsin. They
have a son, William. Mary dies in 1896 in Wisconsin.
- son John 1829 born in Jacobstow.
He is in Higher Langdon with his parents in 1841. Having emigrated with his parents, in 1849 in Wisconsin, he marries Elizabeth
Jolliffe (1833-1907). Elizabeth was born in Launceston, daughter of John
and Mary Jolliffe. They are farmers in Palmyra, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, They have sons, Luther and William Henry and a daughter, Clara. John dies in Wisconsin
- daughter Elizabeth 1830
born in Jacobstow. She is in Higher Langdon with her parents in 1841.
She marries Robert Grant in 1856, probably in Wisconsin .
- daughter Wilmot 1832 born
in Jacobstow. She is in Higher Langdon with her parents in 1841.
She marries Christopher Lean (1830-1912), probably in Wisconsin. However
she dies early in 1856 and is buried in Melendy's Prarie Cemetery, Eagle,
Waukesha Co, Wisconsin.
- son William 1837 born in
Jacobstow. He is in Higher Langdon with his parents in 1841. He marries
Lydia Bluett in October 1858, in Wisconsin. She is from Egloskerry,
the daughter of William and Margery Bluett. He dies in Wisconsin
in 1908 and Lydia in 1924.
- son Edward 1841 born in
Jacobstow. He marries Blanche Stacey, probably in Wisconsin. He dies
- daughter Ellen 1846 born in Wisconsin. She marries Henry Moyse, a farmer from Hallgarden, Otterham. Ellen dies before 1877 when Henry remarries.
William and Ann Orchard
William 1793 is born in Jacobstow
and is the son of William and Jane Bray and the grandson
of John and Ann Ridgman.
is bequeathed Honey's Tenement in Broad Langdon by his father. In October
1815 he marries Ann Orchard in Jacobstow - the witnesses were John Jolliffe
Uglow and Thomas Pearse. Ann was born in 1788. They live at Tredarrup
The family is mentioned in
his uncle, John Jolliffe's, will in 1836 - John confirms
that his brother William is dead but mentions his widow, Jane. He also
talks of William and Ann, his wife, daughters Ann and Lucretia.
William dies in 1834 and is
buried in Jacobstow. His will mentions his daughters, Ann and Lucretia
and his wife. But the key estates at Tredarrup, Honey's Tenement in Broad
Langdon and the fields called Lampers Hill and White Ham in Jacobstow
go to a cousin, William 1810, son of Edward and Margery
Hoskyn who later marries Margaret Turner Colwill -
Warbstow Family 3a - and they are found living at Tredarrup in 1851.
Ann is living with her daughter
Ann Jolliffe and her husband Daniel Bailey in 1851 as an annuitant in
Clawton and she dies there in 1858 but is buried in Jacobstow.
- daughter Anne Jolliffe 1816
- born in Jacobstow and marries Daniel Bailey in Jacobstow in 1841.
They live in Clawton in 1851, with mother as lodger, but she dies in
- son John Orchard 1818 -
born in Jacobstow but dies in infancy.
- daughter Lucretia 1820 -
born in Jacobstow but dies in 1839 and is buried in Jacobstow
- daughter Mary Jane 1822
- dies in infancy
- son John 1825 - dies
William and Frances Jolliffe
William 1737 is the son of
John and Katherine Augur and the grandson of
Nicholas and Elizabeth Short. He is born in the village.
marries Frances Jolliffe in 1764. Frances was born in 1746, the daughter
of Richard Jolliffe and Grace Colwill (Grace is Richard's 3rd wife) from
Jacobstow and the first cousin of Ann Jolliffe who marries William's half-brother,
John - Family 3a in Jacobstow.
Frances dies in 1816 and is
buried in Jacobstow.
- daughter Jane 1764 born
in Jacobstow. In 1786 she marries John Vosper in 1786. John was born
in 1761 in Laneast. She dies in Tresmeer in 1839 and John dies there
- son John 1767 born in Jacobstow.
He marries Grace Doidge - Jacobstow Family
5bi. Grace dies in 1798 and John re-marries - Susan/Sarah Bray in St Clement in 1822 - Kenwyn Family 1 . Between these two marriages, he might father a son:
- son Richard 1812
born in Tresmeer. Richard 1791, was working as a saddler in Tresmeer and
this apparently links well to Richard 1812 being his son. BUT Richard names "John Uglow" as his father when he married Marie Johnston in 1853. This suggests that Richard 1791 was his uncle and that John was his father.
Richard joined the 32nd Foot Regiment in 1831 in Launceston
and from 1832-5, served in India and then in Canada. He also serves in Ireland as in 1853 in Lisburn, Ireland, he married
Marie Ann Johnston of Lisburn. They emigrated to Ontario,where they have
Richard dies in Toronto
- son Richard 1854 (a stationer in Wellington Ward, Ottawa in 1881)
- son William 1859 (who may be a fancy goods retailer and bookseller on Main St, Winnipeg in 1887).
- daughter Catherine 1769
born in Jacobstow. She marries Samuel Baker in 1790. He was born in
1764. He dies in 1845 in Jacobstow.
- daughter Grace 1773 born
in Jacobstow. She marries Thomas Dinner in 1794 in Jacobstow. He may
have been born in Tresmeer about 1762. Grace dies in Tresmeer in 1848
- daughter Martha 1775. In
1797 she marries William Trease in Jacobstow - the witnesses were John
Jolliffe and William Baker. William Trease was born in 1771, probably
the son of Peter Trease and Ann Mathews.
Martha and William's son, John, is born in Poundstock in 1797 and son
William is born in Jacobstow in 1802. There is also a daughter, Frances.
When son William applied to join the excise in 1824, the sureties were
Thomas Dinner, Martha's brother in law and brother Richard Uglow who
is described as a saddler from Tresmeer. Martha dies in 1855 and William
- daughter Frances 1780 born
in Jacobstow. She marries Stephen Bray 1799 in the village. He was born
in 1771 in Launcells. There is a Freebmd record for Frances Bray who
dies in Stratton RD in 1840.
- son William 1780 born in
Jacobstow. He dies ten days later.
- daughter Elizabeth 1785
born in Jacobstow. She marries John Ferrett 1809 in the village. Elizabeth
dies in 1832
- son William 1787 born in
Jacobstow. He dies a year later.
- son Richard 1791 born in
Jacobstow. Certainly Richard worked as a saddler in Tresmeer - when
his nephew, William, applied to join the excise in 1824, he was a surety.
He marries Rachel Pearce in Egloskerry in 1832. She was born 1803 in
Sheepwash, Devon. In 1841, they are living in Egloskerry and Richard
is described as a saddler. There is no sign of them in the 1851 census and it is likely that they have emigrated to Ontario with
son, William. They appear on the Ontario census in 1861 - Richard has died by 1881 but Rachel, a Bible Christian,
is living with her son, William, a farmer. She dies in Putmanville, Ontario in
- son William 1833 born
in Jacobstow. He emigrated to Ontario and married a Scots woman,
John and Grace Doidge
John 1767 was born in Jacobstow
and is the son of William and Frances Jolliffe
and the grandson of John and Katherine Augur.
He marries Grace Doidge in Jacobstow in1792. Grace dies in Jacobstow in
1798 and John moves to Truro where he marries Susan/Sarah Bray in St Clement
in 1822 - Kenwyn Family 1
[This pattern of events is
based on the 1841 census - there are 2 families in Truro, one of which
is definitely son, William. The other one has a 70 year old John with
a 50 year old Sarah - looks like a second marriage and it's a reasonable
inference that this John is John 1767.]
- daughter Catherine 1793
is born in Jacobstow. In 1817 she marries Robert Oliver in Tresmeer. Robert was a labourer and was christened on Dec 25 1783 in Bridestowe Devon England. They have four children. Robert died, probably 1849, in Bridestowe and Catherine dies in 1868, also in Bridestow. (Thanks to Dallas Manicom, we have more on this family: read here)
- son William 1796:
almost certainly a watchmaker and jeweller in Truro, married first to
Mary and then to Ann, where he dies in 1865 and is buried - Kenwyn
Family 2 (It is possible that this in Cullompton and Newton Abbot
where he is married to Mary Broom -Cullompton
Families 6, 7 and 8 deleted
Nicholas and Jane Tom
Nicholas 1834 is born in Warbstow,
the son of Nicholas and Grace Uglow, the
grandson of William and Jane Bray from
Jacobstow on his mother's side and of
William and Ann Chapman on his father's side. He marries Jane
Tom in Jacobstow in 1859. Jane was born in Poundstock in 1835, the
daughter of Thomas and Mary Tom.
In 1861, the couple are living
at Tor Hill in Jacobstow and Nicholas is described as a farm labourer.
In the 1871 census, they are still in Jacobstow - now Nicholas is a farmer.
In 1881, he and Jane are living
at Kents and Nicholas is again a farm labourer. He is quite close to Tobarn
where John Jolliffe's widow, Phillippa, is
farming. There are no children.
In 1891, nothing has changed
except that Ernest 1881, Nicholas' nephew is with them. He is the son
of William 1841 and Wilmot Wonnacott
In 1901, still nothing has
changed - the address is Higher Kents but Nicholas is still recorded as
a farm labourer.
Charles and Susan Ann Tippett
Charles 1873 is the son of
William and Wilmot Winnacott and the grandson
of Nicholas and Grace Uglow.
In 1881, he's living with his
parents at Eglos Merther Cottage, Merther. In 1891, he's a farm worker living at Merther Lane, St Michael Penkevil. In 1898, he marries Susan Ann
Tippett in Truro.
was born in Newlyn East in 1877, the daughter of a farm worker, John H.
Tippett and his wife, Sarah. In 1881, the Tippetts are living in Merther.
In 1901, the family are at
Railway Terrace, Probus. Charles is the foreman in a grain store. In 1911, the family is living in Tregonian St, near Penkevil and Charles is working as a cowman. Eventually
Charles farms at Kents, near Jacobstow, his uncle, Nicholas'
Susan dies in 1948 - there's
an MI in Eden. Charles retires and dies in Honiton RD in 1966
- daughter Gladys Anita 1900
born in Probus and baptised in the Wesleyan chapel there. In 1911, she is living in Tregonian St, near Penkevil. She marries Albert Dean in 1928 in Stratton.
- son William John 1901
born in Probus. In 1911, he is living in Tregonian St, near Penkevil. He marries Annie Jane - perhaps in Wales as both die in the Swansea area, WIlliam in 1965 and Annie in 1973
- son Reginald Charles 1904
born in Truro. In 1911, he is living in Tregonian St, near Penkevil. He lives at Kents at some point. dies in 1931- there's an MI in Eden.
- son Archibald Ernest 1905
born in Truro. In 1911, he is living in Tregonian St, near Penkevil. In 1929 he marries Elsie Glanville in Liskeard. Archibald is an agricultural engineer - they lived in Dobwalls, near Liskeard. He died in 1980 and Elsie in 1982
- daughter Elizabeth N 1933 born in Liskeard. She lives in Dobwalls and is a Harley Davidson fan (The Sun 31st March 2007)
- daughter Irene Kathleen
1907 born in Truro. In 1911, she is living in Tregonian St, near Penkevil. In 1932 she marries William Stanley Marshall in
Stratton. William dies in 1982 - there's an MI in Eden. Irene
dies in 1988
- son Leslie Tippett 1910
born in Truro. In 1911 he is living in Tregonian St near Penkevil but dies in 1912
- son Arthur H 1916 born in
- back to the Uglow homepage
- Mary (Mrs?) 1819-1851 buried
in the village - possibly Mary 1818 from
- Grace 1850-1876 buried in