WHEATON Chart 0507

This is a Chart for William Wheaton, Ann Searjant and ??? Martin

~(1)
before
1837
(2)married
about
 
1850
1
WILLIAM
WHEATON

born 
4th July 1813
Somersham, Huntingdonshire
baptised 
23rd July 1817
St John the Baptist
Somersham, Huntingdon
occupation 
1838, 1841 Butcher; 1845 Butcher; 1847 Labourer
1851 Butcher/Beerhouse Keeper; 1860 Shown as Butcher 
Deceased at time of Daughter (Sarah) Ann's marriage but conditional discharge was 1861
1852
  transported for sheep stealing probably
 died after
1861
Australia
2
ANN SEARJANT
born
 1816/1819
Burwell, Cambridgeshire
occupation
1851 Butcher
3
??? MARTIN
born about
1812
died before 
1851?

4
James
WHEATON

born about
1837
baptised
29th October 1837
Holy Trinity
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
possibly died
before

1841
5
Ann
WHEATON

born
August 1837
died
5th September 1837
Holy Trinity
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
Age 3 weeks
Inflammation of the bowels
informant of death Ann WHEATON, mother
buried
8th September
1837
Holy Trinity
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire


5
William
WHEATON

born
21st August 1838
Holy Trinity
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
baptised
 
23rd September 1838
Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
died
September quarter
1892
St Saviour District
Surrey
Age 54 years

married
26th December 1872
St John the Evangelist
Walworth
Surrey
witnesses
Henry P CANNON
Eliza CANNON
Rebecca
Louisa
GREEN


7
Mary
WHEATON

born
1840
Cambridgeshire

8
Sarah Ann
"Ann"
WHEATON

born
June quarter 1841
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
died about
 September quarter
1876
Cambridge district Cambridgeshire

married
23rd October 1860
Christchurch
St Andrew the Less
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
witnesses
Henry BRANCH
Emme
BRANCH
Sarah 
DEALHEY
John
BUTLER
9
Jane
WHEATON

born
December
quarter 
1843
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire

married
1867
Victoria, Australia
 
Patrick 
RYAN

10
Sarah Elizabeth
WHEATON

born
27th November 1845
Sun Street
Holy Trinity
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
died
January 1849
Age 3 years
buried
17th January 1849
Holy Trinity
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
  1. 1841 Sun Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Also in same property was Mary
    MAYSE, age 40, born in Cambridgeshire. Living with them was an Elizabeth WHEATON age 15, so too young to be a daughter. It is probable that she was actually Elizabeth SEARJEANT sister to Ann, William's wife.
    1845 Sun Street, Holy Trinity, St Andrew the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    1851 Cambridge Gaol, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    The details given by this particular William do not correspond entirely with the information we have for "our" William. However, given the outcome of the offence it could be that he was endeavouring to protect his wife and family. He stated that he was a Butcher and a Beerhouse Keeper and that he was born in Somersham, Huntingdonshire, although he also stated that he was unmarried and the age given indicates that he was born in 1817, four years later then this William.
    A William WHEATON, "late of Conington, Cambridgeshire" was tried at the Easter Quarter Sessions 1852 (8th March). He was tried for sheep stealing, found guilty and sentenced to be "transported for the term of his natural life".
    In later Census returns this William is not with his wife and children and we can trace no other records for him. It would suggest, therefore, that this William spent the rest of his life in Australia.
    Easter 1852 -
    This Day an Indictment was preferred by Philip Kirby against William Wheaton late of the Parish of Conington in this county laborer for Sheep stealing Which Indictment was found by the Grand Jury to be a True bill And the said William Wheaton being present here in Court and having heard the said Indictment read pleaded Not Guilty thereto and put himself upon the Country but upon Trial was convicted Whereupon it was considered by the Court and ordered that the said William Wheaton be transported for the term of his natural life to such place beyond the seas as Her Majesty by and with the advice of Her Privy Council shall be pleased to direct.
    In 1851, in the Castle Gaol, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire there was a William WHEATON. He stated that he was unmarried, a Butcher and Beerhouse Keeper and that he was born in Somersham Huntingdonshire. Was this the same William WHEATON as the one sentenced to be transported?
    Given that the William WHEATON in the prison is shown as a Butcher, and that his birth place was given as Somersham, and as all WHEATONs in Somersham so far discovered are all descended from the same Thomas (c1700-1754), the William in prison in 1851 must be one of ours. However, we had thought he was married with children!
    With his age shown as 34, he was therefore born in 1817. There are two contestants. William (born 1813/1816), son of John and Alice (Chart 0604) and William (born 1813, baptised 1817), son of Robert and Mary (Chart 0602). The son of John and Alice is on the 1871 Census; the son of Robert and Mary is on the 1841, but in 1851 he is not with the family we thought were his.
    There is still uncertainty because at this date the woman we thought was his wife was calling herself Ann MARTIN. And, of course, the William in Cambridge gaol said he was unmarried, and the one transported was "late of Conington", where, so far we have found no other WHEATONs.
    Further research is to be carried out to try to solve the problem.
    Records in Australia show the following:
    "WHEATON, William: (Convict no 3151), born 1816, unmarried, butcher, semi literate, protestant, convicted Cambridge 1852, stealing sheep, prev.conv.life; arrived per the RAMILIES 7.8.1854. Ticket of leave 11.5.1857, conditional pardon, 12.8.1861, Perth".
    The "RAMILIES" was a barque built at Sunderland in 1850. The master was Chas HODDER, and the surgeon Daniel RITCHIE. The ship left London on 20 May 1854 and stopped at Plymouth and Gibraltar. Two hundred and eighty males were embarked of which one hundred and sixty were landed at Gibraltar, but then another one hundred and fifty seven were taken on board. This made the complement on leaving Gibraltar two hundred and seventy seven. The journey took seventy nine days which was considered to be something of a record, especially with the two ports of call.
    (The above information was sent by Judy GIFFORD with whom I had been in contact about GIFFORDs; a GIFFORD married a DRING, who married a MARSHALL, who married a HYDE, who married a WHEATON!)
    Details from the Perth "Convicts" Web site:
    William’s registered number was 3151, he was a Butcher and single, with no children. He was 5’ 4” tall, with brown hair and hazel eyes. His face was oval and he had a fair complexion. He was of a stout build with no distinguishing marks. His sentence was for life for sheep stealing, and his age 38 years.
    On the 20th July 1849 in the in the Court, Land & Probate, England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892, Cambridgeshire a William WHEATON was convicted of sheep stealing and given a sentence of two years. In the documents for the 1852 William WHEATON trial information was included that he had been convicted previously for the same offence. Therefore it is probable that this 1849 trial was for this William WHEATON
  2. 1837, 1838 
    Sun Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridgeshire
    1841 Sun Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    Also in same property was Mary MAYSE, age 40, born in Cambridgeshire
    Living with them was an Elizabeth WHEATON age 15, so too young to be a daughter. It
    is probably that she was actually Elizabeth SEARJEANT sister to Ann, William's wife.
    1845 Sun Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    In 1851, at 48 Newmarket Road, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire there was an Ann MARTIN, Butcher. Originally it was thought that this was this Ann WHEATON who had married again, as in the same property was an Elizabeth SARGEANT, (26) servant, and Ann E SARGEANT (3) Visitor and three WHEATON children who are shows as the son and daughters of Ann MARTIN.
    Cannot find a MARTIN/Ann marriage before 1851 in Cambridgeshire; no Ann MARTIN death found in Cambridgeshire. There was an Ann SERGEANT death September quarter 1855 in Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire but of course nothing to show that it was this Ann.
    There are uncertainties about this entry. More investigation is needed
    * No marriage for William WHEATON and Ann SEARJANT has been found
    * There is no Ann WHEATON marriage to a MARTIN before 1851. William WHEATON was not transported until 1852. Perhaps she was not married to William and therefore married a MARTIN in the name of SEARJANT
    * on the birth certificate of William born 21st August 1838 his parents are shown as William WHEATON (Butcher) and Ann WHEATON formerly SEARJANT
    * on the 1841 Census there is a William, age 2, son of William (Butcher) and Ann WHEATON living with Elizabeth and Mary in Sun Street. (Elizabeth is shown as 15 so is probably not a daughter, and is most certainly the Elizabeth SARGEANT on the 1851 Census aged 26)
    * on the 1851 Census there is a William age 12, and with sisters Ann and Jane at 48 Newmarket Street.
    * No marriage for daughter Ann was found, but there was one for a Sarah Ann which seemed possible, so this has been included for the present.
    We wonder whether the following refers to this Ann?
    Huntingdon Quarter Sessions Minute Book 1848-1852
    1847
    The Queen on the ....................of William PARSON v Ann SEARJEANT
    For having on the 27th February of the 11th year (1847) at Saint Ives received one Great Coat of the Value 3 and one coat of the value of .....and 3 of the goods of the Prosecutor she well knowing the same to have been stolen
    2nd
    Charging the prisoner with having been at the General Quarter Session of the Pease held at Huntingdon in and for the County of Huntingdon on the 13th October in the 9th year and convicted of felony
    Plea not guilty - Verdict not Guilty
  3.  
  4. 1837 Sun Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    1841 Not found
  5.  
  6. 1838 Sun Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    1841 Sun Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    1851 48 Newmarket Road, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Head of House was Ann MARTIN, butcher. (Was this his mother re-married?)
    Elizabeth SARGEANT, William's half sister, was a servant.
    1861 Not found
    1871 Not found
    1872 2 Salisbury Crescent, Walworth, Surrey
    1881 29 Brandon Street, Southwark, Surrey
    1891 5 Chatham Street, Walworth, Surrey. (RG12/354 folio37 page 34). Living with them was Louise GREEN, Sister. Age 29, Servant, Domestic
  7. 1841 Sun Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (age 3 months)
    1851 Not found
  8. 1851 48 Newmarket Road, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Head of House was Ann MARTIN, butcher. Elizabeth SARGEANT, William's half sister, was a servant.
    1860 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    1861 11 Smarts Row, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire as Ann
    1871 Horse and Groom, 83 East Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire as Ann. A Domestic Servant was Selina DAWSON (17) born Colchester, Essex. Lodging with them were Samson HAYWARD (37) Bellows Maker born Birmingham, Warwickshire, Martha HAYWARD (27) Cotton Weaver born Ironbridge, Warwickshire, John PEARSON (32)  unmarried Spoon Polisher born Birmingham, Warwickshire, Henry ELLWOOD (28) 
    widower Labourer born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and William ARNOLD (18) Unmarried Labourer born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  9. 1851 48 Newmarket Road, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Head of House was Ann MARTIN, butcher. Elizabeth SARGEANT, William's half sister, was a servant.
    Marriage Notes for Jane WHEATON and Patrick RYAN:
    From "Digger - Pioneer Index - Victoria 1836-1888 (page 2)
    Name WHEATON
    Place of birth CAMBRIDGE
    Given Name Jane
    Yr 1867
    Event, Reg No. M 2867
    Spouse RYAN, Patrick
    There are no other Jane WHEATONs missing from Cambridge! So, this could be the daughter of the William who was transported!

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