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Re: Day family, Antigua and Sierre Leone
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 16 May 12 09:35 BST (UK) »
This is Lodington, rather than Day related but I just found this whilst looking into the Berkeley family of Biggin Hall, Benefield (a parish the Broades and Lodingtons resided in at one time):

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Marriages solemnized in the parish of Greenwich in the County of Kent in the year 1797.

Charles Berkeley of the parish of Oundle in the County of Northampton and Charles Elizabeth Munn of this Parish were married in this Church by license this twenty ninth day of March in the year One Thousand seven hundred & ninety seven

by me J Lodington Preb: of Lincoln.

This Marriage was solemnized between us

    Chas. Berkeley
    Charlotte Elizth. Munn.

In the presence of

    James Munn,
    Paul Sandby Munn
    Sarah Maria Best,
    Catherine Anne Best.

The above is a true extract from the Register of Marriages belonging to the Parish Church of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, taken this 9th. day of Jany 1850

By me R.R.P.Stanley. Curate




One of Charles Berkeley, of Biggin Hall, Benefield and Charles Elizabeth Munn's children was Anne Maria Berkeley.  She married Rev. Henry Good, LL.B., vicar of Royal Collegiate Church of Wimborne Minster, Dorset.

Rev. Henry Good, LL.B's parents were Rev. Henry Good, M.A., rector of Stockton, Wiltshire and Eleanor Hiley.

The parents of the Rev. Henry Good, M.A. were Rev. Henry Good, D.D., rector of Shroton and Cann St. Rumbold, Dorset and Ann Smith.

This Ann Smith was his second wife.  His first wife was Eleanor Smith (probably her sister), daughter of Rev. Peter Smith, M.A., B.A., rector of Melbury Abbas, Dorset and Joanna.

Her brother was John Smith, of Bucklersbury, London.  Thus we get back to the Lodingtons again.



The J. Lodington mentioned above happens to be Rev. Joseph Lodington, Prebendary of Lincoln and one time vicar of Oundle, Northamptonshire.  He died in Benefield in December 1806.  His mother was of the Broade family, whose father and brother were rectors of Benefield.

So he definitely knew the Berkeley family, also of Benefield.  His wife also happened to be Joanna Maria Smith, daughter of John Smith, of Bucklersbury, London.

I suspect there maybe other links too.  I shall see of I can find some.
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Lodington (everywhere)
Gerrard (Stoke Abbot)
Day (Antigua & London)
Broade (Benefield, Southwick, Turnastone, Mordiford)
Hereford (Sufton)
Pershall/Peshall (Horsley)
Ward (Lambeth, Bloomsbury & Westminster)
Stevens (Paddington & Oxford)
Hold (Newington & Winchmore Hill)
Ginger (Great Gaddesden & Flamstead)
Chidwick (Paddington, Chalfont St. Peter &Trowbridge)
Parrett (Paddington, Romsey, Fisherton Delamere, Dinton & Broad Chalke)
Davis (Oxford)
Clarkson (Newington)

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Re: Day family, Antigua and Sierre Leone
« Reply #28 on: Monday 21 May 12 12:49 BST (UK) »
New from me,
I thought I had put this on before but obviously I haven't. I got the record from the National Archives about William Day re his Lieutenants passing certificate file.
It states he was baptised in May 1761 - unfortunately the date is cut off.
It Reads - 1761 ? May William son of John and Sarah Day baptised.
Copy from the Register of St Mary Falmouth
Geo Wentworth Minister.

He is shown as being on Lizard - as Captains Boy 1 June 1779 - 6 April 1780
                                                                         Mid 7 July 1780 - 30 Nov 1780
                                        Act?one                    Mid  1 Dec 1780 - 19 July 1783
                                        Culloden                   Able 3 Feb 1784 - 8 Jun 1786
Lieutenants application date 28 Oct 1790 and the Date examined is 4 Nov 1790.

In the List of the Royal Navy by Steel - it shows William Day as Post Captain in 1802.

Hope this helps
Lorraine

                               
Down - Colney Hatch, Tiverton Devon, Pilton Devon, East Down Devon;
Barker - Dumfries Scotland, Castlemaine Victoria, Sydney Australia;
Lodington - London
Rutherford - Dumfries, Earlston, Hownam, Chatto
Maxwell - Dumfries, Munches
Harris - Newcastle on Tyne
Mann - Gloucester
Wheare - Cornwall

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Re: Day family, Antigua and Sierre Leone
« Reply #29 on: Monday 21 May 12 17:58 BST (UK) »
The second ship is possibly 'Actaeon'.

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Re: Day family, Antigua and Sierre Leone
« Reply #30 on: Monday 21 May 12 21:06 BST (UK) »
Lorraine,

That is an excellent post.  Thank you for the information.  I need to visit Kew at some point in the future, so I'll see if I can view the original documents.

Of course, we could also check the register for St. Mary, Falmouth for the date as well.  Some sources say he was born in the West Indies, so perhaps he travelled back as a baby with his family and got christened over here at a later date?

Now I am curious as to whether I have the correct information for his father John Day.  Were the family originally of Cornwall/Devon or were his parents visiting or living there for a while?

His sister Ann was christened in Holborn, London, so maybe they did travel around.

I shall also see if I can find some further information about those ships.

James.
Yeowell (everywhere)
Lodington (everywhere)
Gerrard (Stoke Abbot)
Day (Antigua & London)
Broade (Benefield, Southwick, Turnastone, Mordiford)
Hereford (Sufton)
Pershall/Peshall (Horsley)
Ward (Lambeth, Bloomsbury & Westminster)
Stevens (Paddington & Oxford)
Hold (Newington & Winchmore Hill)
Ginger (Great Gaddesden & Flamstead)
Chidwick (Paddington, Chalfont St. Peter &Trowbridge)
Parrett (Paddington, Romsey, Fisherton Delamere, Dinton & Broad Chalke)
Davis (Oxford)
Clarkson (Newington)

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Re: Day family, Antigua and Sierre Leone
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 22 May 12 05:28 BST (UK) »
James,
I have the copies of the original sent to me from Kew so if you want I can email them to you,
Also further investigations need to be done here as there is a Falmouth and a St Marys in Antigua. Unfortunately it appears that the registers for St Marys may have been destroyed, according to the new book by John Titford - My ancestor settled in the West Indies
This book would be worth checking if you are off to National Archives as he makes reference to some Colonial Office records - Classes CO152/16, CO152/21 and CO152/25 which include baptisms, marriages and burials for various parishes in Antigua.
I thought it might be worth checking if there was a George Wentworth as encumbant at St Marys Falmouth in England at the time, I don't have access to this information.
Lorraine
Down - Colney Hatch, Tiverton Devon, Pilton Devon, East Down Devon;
Barker - Dumfries Scotland, Castlemaine Victoria, Sydney Australia;
Lodington - London
Rutherford - Dumfries, Earlston, Hownam, Chatto
Maxwell - Dumfries, Munches
Harris - Newcastle on Tyne
Mann - Gloucester
Wheare - Cornwall

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Re: Day family, Antigua and Sierre Leone
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 22 May 12 12:50 BST (UK) »
Lorraine,

A copy would definitely be most appreciated.  I believe you have my e-mail address already but if not, I shall PM you with it.

I didn't think of Falmouth, Jamaica.  That would make far more sense.

This is perhaps why I have also been unable to find any Lodingtons on the IGI in the West Indies too.

Cornwall and Devon parishes are patchy online but I'll see what I can do.  I believe he is more likely to be an incumbent of the Baptist Church in Falmouth, Jamaica, however.

James.
Yeowell (everywhere)
Lodington (everywhere)
Gerrard (Stoke Abbot)
Day (Antigua & London)
Broade (Benefield, Southwick, Turnastone, Mordiford)
Hereford (Sufton)
Pershall/Peshall (Horsley)
Ward (Lambeth, Bloomsbury & Westminster)
Stevens (Paddington & Oxford)
Hold (Newington & Winchmore Hill)
Ginger (Great Gaddesden & Flamstead)
Chidwick (Paddington, Chalfont St. Peter &Trowbridge)
Parrett (Paddington, Romsey, Fisherton Delamere, Dinton & Broad Chalke)
Davis (Oxford)
Clarkson (Newington)

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Re: Day family, Antigua and Sierre Leone
« Reply #33 on: Sunday 03 June 12 11:34 BST (UK) »
James et al

I think I have located Ellen Day's bapt record She was baptised on 12 Aug 1804 at Swanage, Dorset.

David Barry Conway who died in June 1832 in Chatham in Kent, and Ellen Day had a daughter, Ellen Barry Conway who is listed as the sole executrix in the National Probate Calendar.

There is a nice write up on Free Settler or Felon? about David Barry Conway surgeon superintendent http://www.jenwilletts.com/surgeon_superintendents_-_c.htm#CONWAY,%20David%20B.

There is also a will listed for Sarah Day widow Greenwich Kent - I will get this one on Tuesday and hopefully we will get a bit more info from this one to confirm which Sarah Day she is.

That's it for now

Lorraine
Down - Colney Hatch, Tiverton Devon, Pilton Devon, East Down Devon;
Barker - Dumfries Scotland, Castlemaine Victoria, Sydney Australia;
Lodington - London
Rutherford - Dumfries, Earlston, Hownam, Chatto
Maxwell - Dumfries, Munches
Harris - Newcastle on Tyne
Mann - Gloucester
Wheare - Cornwall

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Re: Day family, Antigua and Sierre Leone
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday 05 June 12 10:21 BST (UK) »
OK
I now have the will of Sarah Day Matron of Royal Infirmary Greenwich Hospital and yes she is our Sarah. In the will she leaves things to her son John, daughters Sarah Lodington, Ellen Conway and surprisingly Ann Slater Day. She also mentions an Uncle Jagger, his widow now a Mrs Jackson and a sister Roberta who is single.

How certain are we that Harriet was her daughter?

Ann Slater Day was born on 13 June 1806 and Baptised 18 July 1806 at St George the Martyr, Queens Square, Middlesex, and is shown as the daughter of William and Sarah Day.
I have found a newspaper notice in the London Standard dated Monday 4 October 1841 that reads "Sept. 30, Ann Slater Day, youngest daughter of the late William Day, Post Captain, R.N.". There is a burial record in Cambridgeshire (on www.findmypast.co.uk) that shows Ann Slater Day; Residence: of Mr Collins Castle End; 3 Oct 1841; Age 35; Parish: Cambridge, St Giles; Record Source: Cambridgeshire Burials; Data Provider: Cambridgeshire Family History Society.

Ann Day is shown in the 1841 census a Governess at the home of a William Collins in Castle Street St Giles, Cambridge. She certainly seems to be a daughter of our William Day and Sarah, though born after he had died, with a death date presumed to be 4 Nov 1805 and other references which state he died while still Governor of Sierra Leone.

I will email you the will, James, as I could do with another set  of eyes that are used to these wills, I can't make out some of the words.

A really good find,
Thanks for the hints,
Lorraine
Down - Colney Hatch, Tiverton Devon, Pilton Devon, East Down Devon;
Barker - Dumfries Scotland, Castlemaine Victoria, Sydney Australia;
Lodington - London
Rutherford - Dumfries, Earlston, Hownam, Chatto
Maxwell - Dumfries, Munches
Harris - Newcastle on Tyne
Mann - Gloucester
Wheare - Cornwall

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Re: Day family, Antigua and Sierre Leone
« Reply #35 on: Friday 15 June 12 09:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Guys,
I posted this on the Lodington page but thought I would re-post it here as it crosses over the families.

I have some questions about the two Lodington boys George Edward Dyer Lodington and Edward Horace Dyer Lodington who we thought were sons of William Lodington and Harriet Dyer. (I am not even sure if these two are the same person??)

I have the 1841 census for William and Harriet who married in 1846. The census for Lambeth Park rad shows the family of William Lodington 35 and Sarah 35
 with children William 15
                      Stewart 15
                      John 15
                      Sarah 14
                      Ernest 9
                      Louisa 8 (?)
                      Lydia 2
                      Camilla 6mths
                      Eliza Brians
Next house    Charlotte Dyer 25 - Ladies School
                      Louisa Dyer 25
                      Harriett 25

1851 census in South Hampton St Mary Hampshire
William Lodington head Mar 29 Agent in the P&O Steam Company Middlesex London
Harriet Do Wife Mar 31 Kent Fotscay
William Do Son          3   Do Lewisham
Louisa Dyer Visitor Un 32 Essex East Mer...

1861 census Shoreditch Tower Hamlets St John the Baptist
William Lodington Head Mar 41 Peninsular & Oriental S Navigation Co Middlesex London
Harriet    Do          Wife  Mar 42 Kent
Wm         Do          Son          13 Do Lewisham
On the page before also in Tower Hamlets St John the Baptist
Charlotte Dyer Head Un 48 Governess Kent
Louisa Dyer Sister Un 44 Music Teacher Essex
Samuel Do Nephew 7 Lancashire

I have found a death in 1862 for William Lodington and a Probate listing for him with a death date for 30 June 1862 granted to Harriet Lodington widow.

1871 Census Camberwell Lambeth
Charlotte Dyer         Lodger 57  Unm Annuitant         Kent Deptford
Louisa Do                 Lodger 50  Unm Do                   Essex East Ham(?)
Harriet Lodington     Lodger       W     Do                   Kent Sidcup (?)
William S  Lodington Visitor 22   Unm Shipping Clerk Kent Lewisham

Also a death for Harriet Lodington age 62 in Q3 1872 Vol 1d pg 438 Camberwell London
and one for William Lodington age 27 in Q4 1872 Vol 1a pg 308 Marylebone London

There does not appear to be any trace of either George E D Lodington prior to his marriage in 1873 or Edward H D Lodington other than an entry in India christenings in Secunderabad in 1863 where his date of birth is shown as 17 Mar 1840  with Father William Lodington and mother Harriett.

It seems unlikely that George and Edward are sons of this William and Harriet - so who are they?

I am hoping the Probate record for William 1862 will give some clarity as to this family although it is an Administration rather than a will.

Can anyone shed some light on this question, they are Lodingtons but how do they fit in?

Lorraine
Down - Colney Hatch, Tiverton Devon, Pilton Devon, East Down Devon;
Barker - Dumfries Scotland, Castlemaine Victoria, Sydney Australia;
Lodington - London
Rutherford - Dumfries, Earlston, Hownam, Chatto
Maxwell - Dumfries, Munches
Harris - Newcastle on Tyne
Mann - Gloucester
Wheare - Cornwall