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DEVOILS of Widford village
« on: Thursday 06 October 05 19:37 BST (UK) »
Would appreciate a look-up in the 1841 or 1851 census for Robert Devoil, his wife Eliza and family. Robert was a mealman and shopkeeper in Widford.
Thank you. :)
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Re: DEVOILS of Widford village
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 October 05 09:45 BST (UK) »
Hi Nessie,

Found your family in 1851.   Here goes   ...

HO107.1795  F.447.  P.13.  Widford Street, Widford.
Robert Devoil  Head  M  31  Grocer
Eliza Devoil  Wife  M  31 
William Devoil   Son  12
John Devoil  Son  10
Arthur Devoil  Son  6
Walter Devoil  Son  4
Lydia Devoil  Dau  1mth
All born Widford.

Regards   ...   Peter
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Re: DEVOILS of Widford village
« Reply #2 on: Friday 07 October 05 10:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Nessie,

...     and in 1841   ...

HO107/435/7  F.19  P.9.  Widford.
James Stacey  60  Farmer
Robert Devoil  20  Labourer
Eliza Devoil  20
William Devoil  2
John Devoil  6mths
All born in county.

Regards   ...   Peter
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Re: DEVOILS of Widford village
« Reply #3 on: Friday 07 October 05 14:17 BST (UK) »
Peter, Thank You so much for the information, to have both is an unexpected bonus :)

I knew Eliza was a Stacey before her marriage, but not that her father was a farmer.  It seems each generation farmed as well as running the village shop.

Nessie
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Re: DEVOILS of Widford village
« Reply #4 on: Friday 07 October 05 17:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Nessie,

I have closely scrutinised the spelling of James the Farmer's surname and compared with other families in the village, feel it should be STRACEY.

I would mention  that I have found three other families of Devoils in the two census returns for Widford one of which, Joseph and Elizabeth aged 64 in 1851,  might be Roberts parents.    If you would like details, this can be arranged.

Regards   ...  Peter
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Re: DEVOILS of Widford village
« Reply #5 on: Friday 07 October 05 17:49 BST (UK) »
Peter, I have Stracey down as the surname, but know how odd letters are missed out or added when the census was written.
I am interested, very much so, in Joseph and Elizabeth as they were Roberts parents. I have a note that Joseph lived at, I think it is Barford Hill Farm near Widford. I don't know Elizabeths maiden name, but Joseph is said to have brothers, Richard, George and Alfred.
Thank You for taking the time to help me with this family, they have been difficult in some ways as their name has various spellings.
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Re: DEVOILS of Widford village
« Reply #6 on: Friday 07 October 05 19:18 BST (UK) »
Hi Nessie,

Here we are with 1841   ...

HO107/435  F.4.  P.1.  Widford
Joseph Devoil  50  Ag Lab  Not in cty.
Elizabeth Devoil  50  Not in cty
Richard  12  Ag lab   -   Emma  7.  Both in cty.

F.6.  p.6.  Abbotts Farm  Widford
Charles Devoil  25  Lab
Rachel Devoil  22
James 3  -  Thomas 2  -  Jane 6wks.   All in cty.

F.17 P.6.  Widford
George Devoil  25  Lab
Elizabeth Devoil  30
Elizia  9  -  George  5  -  James  4  -  Joshua  2  -  Joseph  1mth.   All in cty,

   ...   and 1851   ...

107/1705  F.229  P.1  Burrough Farm, Widford
Joseph Devoil  Head  M  64  Farming Man  Farnham Essex
Elizabeth Devoil  Wife  M  63  Stanstead, Essex
Richard Devoil  Son  U  22  Widford
Mary Devoil  Dau  26  Widford
Jane Devoil  Dau  9  Widford

F.245  P.8.  Widford Bridge.
George Devoil Head M  42  Farmer Labourer  Farnham,Essex
Elizabeth Devoil  Wife  M  45 Sawbridgeworth
George Devoil Son  U  17  Lab  Widford
James Devoil  Son  U  15  Lab  Widford
Joshua Devoil  Son  11  Widford
Joseph Devoil Son  9  Widford
***  Devoil   Dau  7  Widford
Mary Devoil Dau  5  Widford
William Devoil  Son  2  Widford
Alfred Devoil  Son  4mths  Widford

F.249  P. 15.  Southfields Lane, Widford
Charles Devoil  M  378  Chafcutter  Widford
James Devoil  Son  13  Widford
Thomas Devoil  Son  11  Widford.

That's it.

Regards   ...   Peter

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Re: DEVOILS of Widford village
« Reply #7 on: Friday 07 October 05 19:51 BST (UK) »
Peter, thanks don't seem to be enough for all the help you have given me with the Devoil family. I now know where they came from before they lived in Widford and intend to check if possible when they arrived in Essex from France if that is possible.

It has been very interesting finding the farming connection goes back so many generations and decendants of Joseph have farmed in various counties in England and Canada.

Your help has been much appreciated .

Nessie
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Re: DEVOILS of Widford village
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 08 October 05 10:13 BST (UK) »
Hi Nessie,

I've found two Devoil marriages which may interest you, Charles married Rachel Blakes  09 Sep 1836  and George married Elizabeth Burton 10 Sep 1831, both at Widford.

I've extracted details of Straceys in the 1841/51 census and will send you details by PM.

Regards   ...   Peter
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