Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Phillis VIZE (1755-1838)
Phillis Vize were my 5x Great Grandparents.
(Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married on 11
October 1775 in Cholsey, Berkshire. (The British Isle Vital Records
records her name as Phillis Phize.)
William Bosher was baptised on 22
September 1754 in Brightwell, Berkshire. He was the son of
(1723-1803) and Ann
Stevens (1730-?). He died aged 79 years at Slade End, Sotwell,
Berkshire and was buried on 18 September 1833 in Brightwell. (Sotwell
and Brightwell adjoin and Slade End is just within the parish boundary.)
In 1794 William was a the Landlord of "The Swan" public house in Cholsey.
The building still stands (as at November 2004) as a private dwelling.
In 1803 he was Tything man for "The Forty", Cholsey. William was recorded in
the Poll Books of 1818 and 1820, for Cholsey and Brightwell, which means he
had sufficient land/property entitling him to a Parliamentary Vote.
was baptised on 7 January 1755/6 in Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire. She
was the daughter of
Kerby (c1725-?). She died aged 82 years and was buried
in Cholsey on 7 March 1838, when her name was recorded as Phyllis Bosher.
William Bosher and
Phillis Vize had 5 known children:
was baptised on 11 February 1776 in Brightwell - my 4x Great Grandfather.
Martha Tucker in 1801. (They have their own page.)
was baptised on 15 February 1777/8 in Brightwell and buried there on 11
was baptised on 3 September 1780 in Brightwell. She married John
Huggins on 9 September 1796 in Cholsey. Their marriage was witnessed by James Bosher.
John was a Shoemaker. The couple had
14 known children:
was baptised on 10 April 1797 in Cholsey.
Huggins was baptised on 16 November 1798 in Cholsey.
was baptised in September 1800 in Cholsey.
was born on 12 May and baptised on 16 June 1802 in Cholsey. He was
buried there on 9 October 1804.
was born on 15 February and baptised on 2 March 1804 in Cholsey.
was born on 12 February and baptised on 23 February 1806 in Cholsey.
Huggins was born on 22 October and baptised on 8 November 1807 in
Huggins was born on 19 August and baptised on 3 September 1809 in
was born on 29 June and baptised on 21 July 1811 in Cholsey.
was born on 3 April and baptised on 2 May 1813 in Cholsey.
was baptised on 5 November 1815 in Cholsey.
Boaz Huggins was baptised on 17 August 1817 in Cholsey.
He died aged 72 years in 1890 (fourth quarter) in Watford.
by Licence on 6 June 1848 at the Parish Church in Marylebone, London.
She was baptised on 13 June 1819 in Amberley, Sussex and was the daughter
William Searle and
Maria Braby (they are mentioned elsewhere in these pages).
She died aged 75 years in 1895 (first quarter). The
couple had 8 children:
Emily Maria Huggins
was born in 1850 in Bandon, Cork City, Ireland. She died on 23
November 1920 at 27 Whymark Avenue, Wood Green, Edmonton. In 1861,
11 year old Maria Huggins was living in Amberley in the home of her
George Searle. In 1881 she was an unmarried 31 year old
Laundress living with her mother and younger siblings. She married
George Todd, but as yet no possible marriage has been found.
He was born on 3 February 1852 at 1 Lambs Conduit Passage, Red Lion
Square, Holborn, Middlesex, and was the son of James Todd and
Mary White. He died in 1918. In 1891 the family
were living at 134 Gillespie Road, Highbury, London and James was a
Bootmaker. They were at the same address in 1901 The
couple had 3 children:
Todd was born on 29 August 1883 at 171 Barnsbury Road, Islington.
She married Albert Houghton. When the 1901 census was
recorded she was living at 44 Bridge Street, Lower Holloway in the home of
her unmarried Aunt Sophia Huggins, and they were both Laundresses.
Also in the home at that time was 30 year old Louise Hutton who was
an Ironer. (Louisa had been living in the Huggins/Todd household
since she was at least 4 weeks old. In 1871 she was said to be the 4
week old daughter of 51 year old Sophia; 1881 she was a 10 year old
nurse/child of Sophia; and in 1891 a 20 year old boarder.)
Todd was born in 1884 in South Hornsey. He died in 1948 in
Hampstead. When the 1901 census was recorded he was a Clerk in an
Oil and Colour Warehouse. He married Florence Kemp on 21 June
1913 at St. Anne's, Stamford Hill.
Todd was born on 7 July 1886 at 81 Blackstock Road, South Hornsey.
He died on 29 January 1949 at the Prince of Wales General Hospital in
Tottenham, Middlesex. In 1901 he was a Clerk to Shirt and Collar
makers. He married Eliza Sarah Walter on 18 July 1915 at St.
Ann's, Tottenham. She was born on 25 April 1890 at Coventry Farm,
Mill Hill, Hendon and was the daughter of Frederick Walter and
Eliza Walter. She died on 7 March 1947 at 44 Umfreville Road,
Huggins was born in 1852 in Bandon, Cork City. She died in 1916.
was born in 1853 in Bandon, Cork City. In 1861 he was living in the
home of his Uncle George Searle.
was born in 1854 in Islington, Middlesex (third quarter) and died there in
1855 (third quarter).
William Huggins was born about 1855 in Holloway,
London. When the 1871 census was recorded he was a Labourer, living
in Amberley with his Uncle
James Carpenter and Aunt Rhoda, who were both born in
Amberley. In 1881 he was still living with his Aunt Rhoda who was by
then a widow, at 1 East Street, Amberley. And again in 1891 he and
Rhoda were living in Rackham, Sussex.
Huggins was born on 30 October 1856 at 20 St. James Road, Holloway,
Islington. He died aged 73 in 1929 (second quarter). In 1871
he was a Telegraph Messenger. He married Emma Hewitt by Banns
on 16 May 1880 in St. Andrew's, Islington. The witnesses to the
marriage were Thomas Hewitt and Annie Haddy.
She was born about 1858 in Chelsmford, Essex and was the daughter of
Thomas Hewitt and Mary. When the 1881 census was recorded
the couple were living at 42 Hunter Street, Bloomsbury and George was then
a Letter Carrier. By 1901 the family were living at 35 Harrison
Street, St. Pancras and Boaz was a Postman. Boaz George and Emma had
Huggins was born about June 1881 in Bloomsbury. In 1901 he was
an Auctioneer's Clerk. He may have married in 1911.
Huggins was born about March 1890 in Islington. He married
Elizabeth Johnson on 30 October 1915 at St. Jude's, Greys Inn Road,
was born on 18 December 1858 at 20 St. James Road. She died as an
infant in 1859.
Huggins was born at 3pm on 18 December 1858 at 20 St. James Road.
It is possible
that as a Servant Boaz and Sophia went to Ireland soon after they married.
They were back in England by 1854. By 1861 Boaz, Sophia and children
Sophia, Boaz and Herbert were staying with Sophia's sister Charlotte and
her family in Amberley. Boaz was then described as a Servant.
The 1871 census records that Sophia (51) and children, Sophia (19), George
(15), Herbert (12) and a 4 week old daughter Louisa, were living at 44
Bride Street in Islington and Boaz was then described as a Lunatic.
The 1881 census records that 63 year old Boaz was a patient at the
Metropolitan District Asylum in Leavesden, Watford, Hertfordshire.
The asylum was built in 1869 and was 4 miles from Watford.
I am very grateful to Lin, a Great
Granddaughter of Emily Maria Huggins (1850-1920), who has
provided all the information about the family of Boaz Huggins
and Sophia Searle.
Now for something strange!!! Boaz's
mother-in-law, Maria Braby would seem to have been born in 1790
in Amberley, Sussex to
Richard Braby and Jane. A Richard Braby
was named as the father of illegitimately born William Willard
(baptised in 1789), by
Elizabeth Willard, who was the sister of my 4x Great
was baptised on 5 March 1820 in Cholsey. When the 1881 census was
recorded she may have been 61 year old Ruth Vinden, widow, who was
living at Woodside Villa, High Halden, Kent, with her 29 year old
unmarried daughter Miriam L Vinden. The death of 63 year old
Ruth Vinden was recorded in the first quarter of 1884 in the
Cranbrook registration district.
was baptised on 15 May 1825 in Cholsey.
was baptised on 9 November 1783 in Brightwell.
Bosher was baptised on 18 June 1786 in Brightwell. She married Daniel White on 30 June 1810 in Cholsey.
The couple had 1 known son:
White was born on 1 July 1810 and baptised on 24 October 1810 in
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012