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Samuel Wardall, son of Henry WARDALL, a Cooper
« on: Wednesday 28 April 21 10:56 BST (UK) »
Hoping that maybe someone can shed some light on my missing Samuel Wardall/Wardell, haven't been able to find his birth.

He is listed as the father on Elizabeth Ann Wardell's baptism 6 Sep 1792 at St. Anne's, Soho.
Samuel married Ann Butterfield in London Dec 1788.
Samuel received his Freedom of the City 1 May 1792 as a Tallow Chandler by patrimony - son of Henry Wardall, a Cooper, deceased.

The only baptism for a Samuel Wardall that I can find is 11 May 1759 in Old Gravel Lane (Non-Conformist), with father Henry, a painter of Wapping. Henry the painter has 12 children from 2 wives, Susannah and Mary.
Henry the Cooper was born in 1715, son of Blackmore How Wardall, apprenticed as a Cooper in 1730, his Will in 1768 states he is a Cooper of St. Johns, Wapping, he leaves everything to his wife Mary, no mention of any children.

Problem 1: If Samuel received his Freedom in 1792, ?approximate birth 1770 (7 years for his apprenticeship and commenced age 14/15), however his father died in 1768.

Problem 2: Are Henry the Cooper and Henry the Painter one and the same person? Seems unlikely, but I haven't found a better alternative.

Many thanks   

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Re: Samuel Wardall, son of Henry WARDALL, a Cooper
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 28 April 21 11:27 BST (UK) »
I notice on page 2 of his admission paper it states he was born 1760.
On page 1 it appears his Parish of birth is Wapping.
So although the occupation is an anomaly the other info strongly
suggests they are one in the same.
It may be someone got his occupation wrong, this can happen if the register
was filled in some time after the Christening.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Samuel Wardall, son of Henry WARDALL, a Cooper
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 April 21 20:20 BST (UK) »
If Samuel was born in 1759/60, that would make him age 32 when he received his Freedom of the City, is that unusually old?

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Re: Samuel Wardall, son of Henry WARDALL, a Cooper
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 April 21 20:26 BST (UK) »
I haven't been able to find a marriage for Henry's parents - Blackmore How Wardall and Rebecca and wonder if Rebecca's maiden name was Blackmore, which would explain his unusual first name.


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Re: Samuel Wardall, son of Henry WARDALL, a Cooper
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 28 April 21 21:03 BST (UK) »
Receiving the Freedom of the City has nothing to do with apprenticeships, and can be received at any age.

You can apply for it if your father received his before you were born, or you can be sponsored by other holders.

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Re: Samuel Wardall, son of Henry WARDALL, a Cooper
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 April 21 23:27 BST (UK) »
Thank you Lily for that explanation of the Freedom of the City, that makes sense, I hadn't known that previously.
Thank you Jim, it looks as though Samuel was born 1759/60 in Wapping. I just wish Henry had named his children in his Will, it would have clarified things.

Thanks once again.

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Re: Samuel Wardall, son of Henry WARDALL, a Cooper
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 28 April 21 23:40 BST (UK) »
Blackmore How. Wardall m. Rebekah Bassindine 1 Oct 1712, Holy Trinity Minories, City of London. Blackmore a silk-throster. Rebekah a minor given by her father.

The entry is indexed (on Ancestry at least) under the surname 'How', although Wardall appears in the banns and register. It may be worth searching for other instances where the same thing has happened.

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Re: Samuel Wardall, son of Henry WARDALL, a Cooper
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 29 April 21 00:51 BST (UK) »
Thank you lli, that is a great help, I will continue looking under the name How. Interestingly, it looks as though Blackmore How changed his occupation from a Silk Throwster to a Distiller.