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Title: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: MUMMYG on Sunday 13 January 19 00:28 GMT (UK)
I have him up to the 1861 census in Rendham Green with his parents. He was born in Rendham Plomesgate in 1844 one of twins.
I have searched all pages of the 71 81 and 91 census for the area by eye and didn't spot him, there are no GRO or BMD records for him that I can see. Can anyone find a marriage or burial for this man? I'm up north and there isn't much online to search, found some gravestone transcripts for the parish church but obviously it won't be all burials there.
Thanks
Title: Re: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: suffolkmawther on Wednesday 06 February 19 18:37 GMT (UK)
I notice the 1861 census the family were living near Hill House (now Rendham Court). Also, at this time a very strong Congregational chapel in the village. As he was given his mother's maiden name as his first name (yes, we have that too), he may have preferred to be known as something else? Although in our case centuries later it continues.
Title: Re: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: MUMMYG on Friday 08 February 19 20:59 GMT (UK)
Thanks for that, I have wondered about him using another Christian name and Ancestry searches seem to suggest a person when I look, perhaps I will follow up that lead. Thanks for the change of name for Hill House also. I wonder, if you know that area would you know if the "old workhouse" is still standing and where it was in the village. The family lived there at one time. I'm trying to find an image of it.
Title: Re: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: solidrock on Sunday 10 February 19 02:52 GMT (UK)
Plomesgate Union Workhouse is now Deben Court.
Title: Re: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: suffolkmawther on Sunday 10 February 19 12:02 GMT (UK)
The Old Workhouse prior to the establishment of the Unions http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Plomesgate/

The Saxmundham one was in Rendham Road, although I would need to investigate further to be sure of the location. These Old Workhouses were usually in cottages, and not many survive. Investigating the Sax/Rendham one is something to do when the weather improves :-)

Certainly the one for Framlingham was within the Castle.

After 1834 Plomesgate Poor Law Union came into being and the Union Workhouse was built at Wickham Market, now Deben Court as mentioned above.

SM ...
Title: Re: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: MUMMYG on Tuesday 12 February 19 00:09 GMT (UK)
Thanks for that.
The workhouse  I'm looking at is in Rendham near the Green (1851)
The family are Samuel Boast and his wife Elizabeth along with their 5 children and some other family, 11 people in all, I have a note to say the workhouse was turned into cottages (info from one of my searches I think) I can't find it on any maps and no images exist as far as I can see.

Also could you possibly translate the address in this image for me please? It's from 1881

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fcre68tc1eflmur/crop.jpg?dl=0





Title: Re: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: The Yokel on Tuesday 12 February 19 20:49 GMT (UK)
Hill House Rendham can be seen on this map, just north of Rendham.

https://maps.nls.uk/view/101577515
Title: Re: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: MUMMYG on Wednesday 13 February 19 01:35 GMT (UK)
Thank you The Yokel
Title: Re: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: Hephzibah on Wednesday 13 February 19 11:29 GMT (UK)
In the 1980s I worked in the Saxmundham/Framlingham area and  an old lady in Sweffling.
told me that her great (I think) grandmother had been born in the Parish house and that it had been converted to a house. At the time I went to see where it was but did not research if her information was correct.
Using 'Google Maps' Start at The White Horse, Rendham, turn right out of the pub along Bruisyard Road, take first turning right up Chapel Road, Just beyond Sandy Lane on the right is a house side on to the road. The house has a builder's sign and blue circle on the wall.

Red herring or not?

Hephzibah


Title: Re: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: MUMMYG on Wednesday 13 February 19 22:25 GMT (UK)
Hepzibah that could well be it. There is a small sign on the corner of the house which I can't quite make out, although it might say Old Workhouse, or is that me wishing it did  ;)
Title: Re: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: gobbitt on Sunday 17 February 19 12:49 GMT (UK)
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Also could you possibly translate the address in this image for me please? It's from 1881

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fcre68tc1eflmur/crop.jpg?dl=0

RG 11/1889 folio 57 page 13:

Sax Road

In meadows

Samuel Boast was living somewhere in the meadows near the road from Rendham to Saxmundham (often called Sax locally).

David
Title: Re: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: MUMMYG on Tuesday 19 February 19 14:18 GMT (UK)
Cheers David!

I hope that means in a cottage not actually in the meadow?

I have another ancestor who lived "In the cotton factory yard" I was dismayed until I found a sort of tied dwelling set up.
Title: Re: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: gobbitt on Tuesday 19 February 19 17:38 GMT (UK)

I hope that means in a cottage not actually in the meadow?


Quite possibly the same "Cottage in fields" where ag. lab. John Boast and his family were living in 1851 (HO 107/1802 folio 750 verso page 27).

David
Title: Re: Looking in Rendham for Gissing Boast
Post by: MUMMYG on Thursday 21 February 19 13:24 GMT (UK)
 :) Yes, never thought of that, John was his brother.

The only one of this whole big family I can't find is Sams son Gissing