WHEATON Chart 0700

This is a Chart for William Wheaton, Rebecca Church and Ann Gunton

married(1)
19th October 1784
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Huntingdonshire
witnesses
William WHITTLESEY
Mary West MORLAND
(2)married
7th November 1787
Somersham
Huntingdonshire
witnesses
Elizabeth GUNTON
Jane WHITE
John William curate
2
REBECCA CHURCH

born c1760
died 
December 1786
Somersham, Huntingdonshire
Age 26 years
buried
17th December 1786
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Huntingdonshire
1
WILLIAM
WHEATON

born abt 
1762
baptised 
24th June 1762
St John the Baptist
Woodhurst
Huntingdonshire
occupation
1830 Butcher (Pigots Directory)
died 
June 1836
Somersham
Huntingdonshire
died 
June 1836
Age 77 years?
buried 
9th June 1836
St John the Baptist
Somersham Huntingdonshire
  3
ANN GUNTON
born 1769
Bluntisham
Huntingdonshire
baptised 
4th March 1769
St Mary
Bluntisham
died
 
1st March 1843
34 New Square
St Andrew
Cambridgeshire
Age 74 years
Dropsy
buried
5th March 1843
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Huntingdonshire

4
William
WHEATON
born about
1789
Somersham
Hunts.
baptised
6th December 1789
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Hunts
died
15th February 1872
St Ives Union
Hemingford Grey
Hunts
Age 84 years

married
17th July 1821
St Mary
Bluntisham
Hunts
witnesses Joshua
 HALL
 Sophia WHEATON
Rebecca
WHEATON



5
Thomas
WHEATON
born about
1791
baptised
20th March 1791
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Hunts
died 
November
1836
Age 40 years?

married
29th September 1811
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Hunts
and
10th October 1811
St Peter
Chatteris
Cambs
witnesses William WHEATON Elizabeth WHEATON Thomas CAMPS
Mary
SEEKINGS

6
Robert
WHEATON
born about
1792
Somersham
Hunts
baptised
24th June 1792
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Hunts
died
12th December 1871
St Ives Union
Hemingford Grey
Hunts
Aged 80 years

married
1813
Wisbech
St Peters
Cambs
Mary
GREEN

7
Elizabeth
WHEATON
born about
1794
b
aptised
25th May 1794
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Hunts
died about
1841

married
20th July 1813
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Hunts
witnesses
John WHEATON
William
WHEATON
Francis
HYDE

8
Joseph
WHEATON
born about
1797
Somersham
Hunts
b
aptised
5th February 1797
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Hunts
died 
June quarter 1870
Cambridge District
Cambs
Age 73 years

married?(1)
Mary/Martha
???

married(2)
23rd June 1819
St Mary the Great
Cambridge
Cambs
witnesses William WHEATON Rebecca MOLE
Elizabeth
WILSON

9
Ann
WHEATON
born about
1798
not born in
Cambs
baptised
18th November 1798
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Hunts
occupation
1841
Female Servant

married
6th December 1841
St Andrew the Less
Cambridge
Cambs
witnesses
John WESSON
Phoebe WESSON
William
Lawrence
born before 1820
occupation
Whitesmith
10
Mary
WHEATON
born about
1800
baptised
29th November 1800
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Hunts
died about
December
1801
Age 1 year
buried
17th December 1801
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Hunts

 

11
Mary
WHEATON
born about
1803
Somersham
Hunts
baptised
28th August
1803
St John the Baptist Somersham
Hunts
occupation 
1881
Butcher's wife
died about
  December
quarter
 1889
Chesterton District, 
Cambs
 Age 86

married
15th May 1828
St Mary the Great
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
witnesses
Ann WHEATON, Joseph L WHEATON
Jonathan 
GUNTON
born about
1801 
Great Swaffham
Cambridge
Cambs
occupations 1841, 1851 1861 Butcher 1871 Foreman 1881 Retired Butcher Pauper
died between
April and June
1885
Chesterton
District
Cambs
Age 86

no issue

12
Philip
WHEATON
born 
1805
Somersham
Hunts
baptised
5th April 1807
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Hunts
died
October 1932
Age 27 years

married
~
Elizabeth
BECK

married
7th September 1829
All Saints
Holbeach
Lincolnshire
witnesses
 Eleanor DIXON William DONCASTER John KITCHEN (Probably parish clerk)
Sarah
EASEA
or
EASEY
née DUNHAM

13
Phoebe/Phebe
WHEATON
born 
5th November 1806
Somersham
Hunts
baptised
21st November 1806
and
22nd June 1817
S John the Baptist
Somersham
Hunts
died 
December quarter
 1880 Cambridge district
Cambs
 Age 75

married
8th November 1828
St John the Baptist
Somersham
Hunts
witnesses 
Ann WHEATON Matthew MORCASTLE
John
WESSON

  1. Administration: "At length". Executors did not have the Will Proved. Before his death William was accused of selling land which did not belong to him. This Administration was obtained so that the case in the Courts of Chancery could proceed
    Information from Roland ASPINALL 6.9.1993 which probably applies to this William and his brother John WHEATON
    "Claims for Rights of Common under the Inclosure Acts. Somersham Heath
    8 December 1796 No.76 William WHEATON. I, William WHEATON, claim to be entitled to one commonable messuage in Somersham in my own occupation: Freehold. Signed Wm WHEATON
    8 December 1796 No.273 John WHEATON. I, John WHEATON, claim to be entitled to one commonable messuage in Colne. Signed Robert LEES for John WHEATON
    16 February 1797 No.65 John WHEATON. I claim a right of common for a Messuage in Earith in occupation of John SEARLE. Copyhold, Somersham within the Soak. Signed John WHEATON
    1821/1823
    In 1821 a William WHEATON was charged on two occasions with Larceny. We are not too sure which William WHEATON is involved. The father would have been 59 years old and the son 32. One of the charges refers to William as a "Yeoman" which could indicate the Father William who seemed to be a respected citizen, but he could have thought an injustice was being done and tried to right it. Son William married in 1821 in Bluntisham, but then this could have been the incident which made him move from Somersham. The man in the second charge was a Butcher, which could have applied to both and could indicate that two different Williams were involved in the two events, except that the wording of the outcome of the case indicated that the accused was the same man in both cases.
    The first crime which one or other of them had committed was opening the Pound and rescuing a horse lawfully impounded by Edward GEESON. On the second occasion William rescued two ewes and two lambs belonging to John LEEDS Yeoman. John LEEDS had impounded the animals as a "distress for damage done by wrongful grazing". Both charges were considered to be a "True Bill".
    On the 16th October 1821 William WHEATON was prosecuted at the Huntingdon Michaelmas Quarter Session. His crime was "a Pound Breach". The prosecution was brought by the Trustees of the Somersham Road, the "Bill was found" and a "Bench Warrant" was to be sent. In the margin were the words "pd for".
    On the 15th January 1822 William WHEATON was again prosecuted for a similar offence. He was found guilty, fined £5 and committed until the fine was paid. When the money was paid an order was made for his discharge, and the second indictment abandoned.
    At the Hurstingstone Petty Session for July and August 1827 a William WHEATON was found guilty of having defective weights and false and unequal balances. He was fined £1. The following is from the catalogue for this instance which indicates that William was not alone in being convicted, but his was the highest fine.
    QUARTER SESSIONS BOXED PAPERS ref. HCP/1/11 date 1826-1827
    1827 - Conviction: Gifford WHITE, Edward LUCAS, Joseph SQUARE (all of Bluntisham) (5/-), John CLIFTON (10/-), Samuel FREEMAN (5/-), John PAPWORTH, William PAPWORTH (10/-), William TAYLOR (7/6), John MANNING (5/-), William WHEATON £1.0.0), William IBBOT (5/-) (All of Somersham); Charlotte SMITH (7/6) Colne, William CUSTANCE (5/-) Earith, James MIDDLETON (5/-_. Thomas HARVEY (10/-), James CLACK (5/-), William HAWSON (7/6) All of Warboys; Richard SWAN, John TOWNSEND (5/-), Ramsey, William BABEE (5/-) Little Stukeley, John PAGE (5/-), Thomas MEADOWS (10/-) Wistow; Robert DRING (5/-) Broughton, William SETCHELL (10/-) Upwood.
    Land Tax for Assessment for Hurstingstone Hundred 1804
    Pidley-cum-Fenton
    Owner - Mr MANN Occupier Wm WHEATON 7s. 4½d
    Somersham
    Owners
    The Rev Thos JOHNSTONE £2. 8s 0d
    Mrs CHRISTY Occupier Wm WHEATON £5.14s. 0d
    Mrs RAILTON £4.12s. 0d
    From A2A web site
    Records of All Saints Parish Church, Broughton
    FILE - Volume of material relating to Church land, the poor rate, and Somersham Manor - ref. HP8/3/1 - date: 1647, 1800-1831
    [from Scope and Content] Copy Rector's lease to Wm. Wheaton of land on Somersham Heath, 1805 221 - 223
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  3. 1841 High Street North, Somersham, Huntingdonshire. Living with daughter-in-law, Mary WHEATON née SEEKINGS and her family
  4. 1825 Somersham, Huntingdonshire
    1841 High Street, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire. William was a lodger with William WEBB, aPublican and his family. The property was property was probably a public house. Ann MASON (15) was a female servant and other s in the property were Coxe FEARY (15) Ag Lab, Lowe HARRISON (45) Mason's J (?) all born Huntingdonshire
    1851 Colne Street, Bluntisham. Lodging with William BELDON and his family
    1857-1861, and 1861-1868. Regularly in and out of St Ives Union either for being destitute, or for not being able to find work. At the time of each visit he gave contradictory information about age and place of birth.
    1861 St Ives Union Workhouse, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire
    1871 St Ives Union Workhouse, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire
  5. 1811 Somersham, Huntingdonshire
  6. 1841 High Street South, Somersham, Huntingdonshire, living in same property as William HASLOT and family, but with John BURY (40) Thomas BURY (17) and George BURY (12) all Match Men born outside Huntingdonshire
    1851 High Street, Somersham, Huntingdonshire, lodging with his son John and family
    1857 St Ives Union, St Ives, Huntingdonshire leaving on the 24th May, but returning on the 5th  June.
    1861 Main Street, Somersham, Huntingdonshire
    or
    St Ives Union Workhouse, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire
    1864-1871
    He could have been in the Workhouse several times between 1864 and 1871.
    1871 St Ives Union Workhouse, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire
  7.  
  8. 1831 George Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    1841 Newmarket Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    1851 East Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire as WEATON. In the same property was a daughter and grandson, a servant and 7 or 8 lodgers
    1861 11 Honey Hill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Living with them was a grandson, Joseph PETERS
  9. 1841 Sun Street, St Benedict, Cambridgeshire, living with her sister, Phoebe WESSON née WHEATON, Phoebe's husband and family
    1841 December Newmarket Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    1851 Not found
    Information for William LAWRENCE
    1841 George Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  10.  
  11. 1841 34 New Square, St Andrew the Less, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire. Living with them was Henry POWELL (16) Butcher's Apprentice (HO10785; Book: 12; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 11; Page: 16)
    1851 1 Fair Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 47 (HO107/1760 folio 701 pg 4). Living with them was a Samuel POWELL (21) Unmarried a Book Binder born London, Middlesex. He is described as "son". If he was the son of Jonathan GUNTON surely his surname would be GUNTON? So, perhaps he is the son of Mary GUNTON née WHEATON. However, she married as Mary WHEATON, not as Mary POWELL She married Jonathan GUNTON in 1828 and Samuel POWELL was born in 1830, after her marriage, so why, if a son, was he called POWELL? No marriage or death has been found for a Samuel POWELL. (This is doubly intriguing as my mother was a POWELL before her marriage!). Lodging with them was Peter PICTON (45) Married, Book Binder born Lancashire. No wife was living with him. 1861 Village Street, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire Age 56 (RG9/1033 folio 81 pg 25)
    1871 Longs Farm, Harston(?(, Cambridgeshire RG10/1583 folio 23 pg 36
    1881 High Street, Haslingfield, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire Age 80 (RG11/1662 folio 78 pg 9)
    It was originally thought that this Mary WHEATON married a Thomas CHARITY. Thomas CHARITY's wife Mary gives her birth place as Ramsey on census returns.
    REASONS WHY WE THINK THIS MARY WHEATON MARRIED JONATHAN GUNTON on the
    15 May 1828 at St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    This Mary WHEATON was born in Somersham, Huntingdonshire and this is the village shown on the 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 census returns as the place of Mary's birth, not Ramsey as is shown for the wife of Thomas CHARITY. 
    This Mary WHEATON's mother was Ann WHEATON née GUNTON, so there is a link to the name GUNTON.
    Her father, William WHEATON, died in 1780. Of his nine surviving children only two, Thomas and Elizabeth, appear to have remained in Somersham, with four of the children (Joseph, Ann, Mary and Phoebe) and their mother going to live in Cambridge and another brother, Philip living there at least in 1830 when his first child was born. (Of the others, William went to Bluntisham and then Chatteris and Robert went to Thorne in Lincolnshire)
    Joseph WHEATON's second marriage took place in St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire in 1819, his children was all born there between 1819 and 1832
    Ann WHEATON married in December 1841 in St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. At the time of the census she was living with her sister in the parish of St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. 
    Phoebe WHEATON married on 8th November 1828 and was by 1831 at least (birth of daughter) living Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Phoebe and her family are included on the 1841 census in the parish of St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. 
    The witnesses at the Jonathan GUNTON/Mary WHEATON marriage in 1828 at St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire were Ann WHEATON and Joseph WHEATON, two of the siblings mentioned above. 
    In 1843 their mother, Ann WHEATON née GUNTON, died on the 1st March at 34 New Square, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Age 74 and was buried in the 5th March 1843 at St John the Baptist, Somersham, Huntingdonshire
    Therefore I believe that this Mary WHEATON married Jonathan GUNTON and not Thomas CHARITY.
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  13. 1841 Sun Street, St Benedict, St Mary the Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Living with them was William LUNN (70) Wheelwright. Also with a home in the same property was Ann WHEATON (35) Female Servant not born in Cambridge. She was the sister of Phoebe.
    1851 Crown and Anchor, 10 Crown Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  Living with them was father William WESSON (80) born in Somersham, Huntingdonshire
    1861 Crown and Anchor, 26 Crown Street, Holy Trinity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Living with them was daughter Ann SMITH (30) widow, daughter Ruth WESSON (21) and granddaughter Emma WESSON (7) Scholar born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Boarding with them was Henry H SAVORY (49) unmarried Goldsmith and Jeweller born Chelsea, Middlesex. A Visitor was Charles SMITH (47) Unmarried, Brewer's Labourer born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    1871 15 Ram Yard, Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire as Phebe a widow. Living as Mother-in-law with daughter Ann and her family.
    Boarding with them was Ann LAWRENCE (76) married (no husband present) Whitesmith's wife born Somersham, Huntingdonshire. Living with them was niece Agnes E WESSON (17) Milliner born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and General Servant Ellen ABLETH (17) born Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

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