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Samuel Wakely of Bridport (organist)
« on: Tuesday 22 December 09 08:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I understand Beaminster Gallery Quire have attempted in the past to trace some detail about Samuel Wakely, supposed organist and composer of Bridport in Victorian times. What I don't know is whether or not they've tried the rootschat route.

His dates are listed as c.1820-1882, but I can't find him using standard ancestry.com searches. Does anyone maybe have any more information about him?
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B.E.

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Re: Samuel Wakely of Bridport (organist)
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 22 December 09 09:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

FreeBMD have this marriage:


Samuel Wakely      SepQ  1859     Bridport    5a   727

bride either  Sarah Matthews   or  Selina Pomeroy.


Could  that be your man?



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Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
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Re: Samuel Wakely of Bridport (organist)
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 23 December 09 10:00 GMT (UK) »
Nanny Jan,
Thanks - yes I'd spotted that one earlier, but there have been so many Wakelys around Bridport over the years it's rather difficult to tell for certain. I was puzzled that I couldn't find any census info on him when he apparently lived in the area through at least four censuses. He apparently played the organ at one of the local churches during much of that time.

Other hints have been a Samuel Wakely (Snr?) b 1788 and a Samuel Wakely (Jnr?) b 1839 - the latter maybe linked to the marriage you mentioned? There's also a Samuel Wakely on the Symondsbury Tithe Map of 1839.

Do you have access to the 1841 census record than includes SW Jnr? Could you possibly tell me where he lived and who else was in the household?

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Re: Samuel Wakely of Bridport (organist)
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 23 December 09 10:15 GMT (UK) »


Sorry but I can only access 1881 census.    :(



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Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Samuel Wakely of Bridport (organist)
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 23 December 09 10:33 GMT (UK) »
No probs. I've started looking at other spellings. It looks as though SW Jnr was "Wakley" in 1861, when he was living in South Street, Bridport, with his wife Selina (nee Pomeroy, presumably).

I still can't find any obvious candidates for my man in 1841 or later as either Wakley, Wakely or Wakeley.

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Re: Samuel Wakely of Bridport (organist)
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 23 December 09 11:43 GMT (UK) »

Have you looked at the Bridport page on the Dorset OPC site?



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Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Samuel Wakely of Bridport (organist)
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 23 December 09 15:48 GMT (UK) »
Yup, that's where I got Samuel and Selina from.

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Re: Samuel Wakely of Bridport (organist)
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 23 December 09 16:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

If you think he was born/baptised in Bridport then Dorset FHS have transcribed some Bridport parish registers and offer a search service.   Unfortunately their hq is now shut until 4th January but you could send them an email.


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Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Samuel Wakely of Bridport (organist)
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 23 December 09 16:48 GMT (UK) »
Nanny Jan,
It's not important enough to justify either shelling out for a search or traipsing to Poole. If I can't get a free answer from the comfort of my own armchair, then it will spoil the fun entirely!

I'm actually acquainted with a Wakely (from the Bridport Funeral Directors dynasty) and am following up on that front too.

But I'm grateful for the trouble you've taken to respond.

Merry Christmas!  :)