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Ancestors of Peter Francis Jowers

Generation No. 6


      32. Francis Jowers, born 11 Oct 1764 in Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex; died 1846 in Tendring, Essex. He was the son of 64. Francis Jowers and 65. Mary Hawk. He married 33. Ann Sutton.

      33. Ann Sutton, born 1781; died 1856 in Tendring, Essex.

Notes for Ann Sutton:
In her issue, heiress of the family of Sutton of Sutton Warden Abbey and of Muggershanger, Beds.

     
Children of Francis Jowers and Ann Sutton are:
  i.   Francis William Edmund Jowers, born 1801 in London; died 02 Feb 1880 in The Halls, Cookham, Berks; married Eliza Sutton 12 Dec 1833 in Blunham; born 1801 in Muggershanger, Beds.; died 23 Mar 1882 in The Halls, Cookham, Berks..
  Notes for Francis William Edmund Jowers:
For more detail of his will, see "Jowers Wills and Administration" Compiled and edited by John Edward Jowers ISBN 0-9530412-5-5. A copy may be found in the Library of the Society of Genealogists. Mr J E Jowers has dome considerable research into the Jowers family name. As at January 2000 there are no known connections between him and any Jowers in this database.

Francis William Edmund Jowers left quite a long will. After his widow was cared for his nephews, Frederick William Jowers of Brighton Sussex, Alfred Jowers of 42 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy Square Middx and his niece Ada Jowers spinster, of 11 Victoria Villas, Brondesbury Road, Kilburn Middx. received bequests His wife's family the Suttons also feature.

  16 ii.   Henry John Jowers, born 1803 in London; died 14 Mar 1859 in 4 Claremont Terrace, Wandsworth Rd, Surrey; married Mary Anne Wills 21 Jun 1828 in St John The Evangelist, Lambeth.


      36. John Matthew, born 30 Dec 1761; died 10 Mar 1837 in Kilve, Co Somerset. He was the son of 72. Philip Matthew and 73. Margaret (??).

Notes for John Matthew:
Baptized at Chudleigh Devon. Matriculated 22nd March 1779 at Balliol College Oxford, BA in 1782 and MA 1785. A Fellow of the College and upon his marriage was granted the living as Rector of Kilve with Stringston, Co Somerset in 1797 until his death 10 March 1837. Will dated 4th July 1827 with codicil dated 7th November 1832 proved (PCC 553 Norwich) 19th July 1837 by Rev John Matthew, his eldest son.

Peter & Jennie Jowers and Lettice Lachelin (Vint) have visited the Church at Kilve on the north coast of Somerset, and also the church of St Mary the Virgin at Stringston both still in service and open in September 1996, when both were open, but note many churches are now locked. The Rectory phone number 01278 741501. The incumbent in 1996 being the Rev'd Andrew Stevens. On this visit we found in the Stringston church a brief history of the parish in which John Matthew is mentioned.

At the Library of Local History in Taunton, Somerset I have found some interesting papers bound together under the title "Religious Controversies at Bridgwater 1816-1836" and indexed under the name of the Revd John Matthew. He gave a sermon that caused some uproar in religious circles of the day, the subject being "The Churchman dissuaded from becoming a member of the Bible Society and the extent defended to which education is carried in the schools of our Church". The general tone appeared to be anti-dissenters. Bound in the book are letters responding to Matthew's opinions and very strongly by one dissenter! The sermon was given before the District Committee of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge on Friday 6th September 1816, the book containing his text being printed by J Poole.

Further controversial preaching took place on Wednesday 31st August 1825 at Bridgwater on the occasion of the Primary Visitation of the Bishop of Bath & Wells, his topic being "The Necessity of Philosophy to the Divine", also published "Our Blessed Lord's injunction to preach the gospel considered". Bound together with observations on the sermon by Henry Stradling, a layman in 1826, and an examination of the sermon by a Taunton solicitor in a letter to a friend, William Pryce Pinchard. Matthew's objective was to communicate the idea that "the Bible alone, without exposition or remark, is not a sufficient source of all needful religious information".

The above is a bit rough, I really need to visit again & make more notes.

In a will dated 4th July 1827 he left various property to his eldest son John (his wife pre-deceased him).

This included 30 acres of arable land near Chudleigh, Devon. The stables of his late wife, presumably near Kilve. Some other land near Aller.
     
Children of John Matthew are:
  i.   Elizabeth Matthew
  ii.   Margaret Matthew
  iii.   Mary Matthew
  iv.   Susanna Matthew
  v.   John Matthew, born 1799 in Kilve, Somerset; died 28 Jan 1886; married Charlotte Mordaunt.
  Notes for John Matthew:
Educated Balliol College, Oxford. Matric. 16 June 1817; scholar 1818-1823. BA 1821, MA 1830.
Rector of Chelvey, Somerset 1831 until his death 1886

The 1851 census of Chelvey shows John aged 50 as Rector (B. Bridgwater] with children:
Charles aged 11 and Caroline aged 7. [Both born at Chelvey] Also in residence, a nurse, housemaid, cook and a groom.

  vi.   Charles Matthew, born 1805.
  Notes for Charles Matthew:
Clergyman, educated at Balliol. Matriculated 17 April 1823 aged 18.

  18 vii.   Henry Matthew, born 24 Apr 1807 in Kilve, Somerset; died 24 Jun 1861 in Brighton; married Amelia Chilcott in Recorded in Pallots Marriage Index 1780-1837.


      40. Joseph Hough, born 1775 in Kidderminster; died 1837. He was the son of 80. Adam Hough and 81. Elizabeth Becher. He married 41. Ann Hough Kighley 1798.

      41. Ann Hough Kighley She was the daughter of 82. Jonathan Kighley.
     
Child of Joseph Hough and Ann Kighley is:
  20 i.   Edwin Hough, born 1817 in Gainsborough, Lincs; married Fanny Peasegood Sleight.


      42. Robert Peasegood Sleight, born in Hull. He married 43. Elizabeth Leadam.

      43. Elizabeth Leadam, born 14 Oct 1791. She was the daughter of 86. Robert Leadam and 87. Elizabeth (Betsy) Thompson.

  Notes for Elizabeth Leadam:
In family file there is a letter written by Elizabeth to her father on December 19th 1807 at Beverley, Yorks when she was 16.
" My dear Father
I hope to have the pleasure of dining with you next Tuesday as my holiday begins on that day.
I thank you for permitting me to come to school, & shall be very happy if the improvement I have made meets with your & my Mother's approbation. My work is nearly finished and has been much admired & if my Mother wishes to see the works he must call on holiday [?]
I am very much obliged to her for her, Pinifore [?] and Bonnet, they fit me very well. Pray give my duty to her and accept the same yourself,
from dear Father, your affectionate daughter Elizabeth Leadam.

My Governesses desire their reflections [?] written after her signature & date.


     
Children of Robert Sleight and Elizabeth Leadam are:
  21 i.   Fanny Peasegood Sleight, born 1822 in St Mary's, Kingston upon Hull; married Edwin Hough.
  ii.   Ann Eliza Sleight


      44. Charles William Chambers, born 22 Feb 1788; died 1828. He was the son of 88. Charles Chambers and 89. Mary Peterson. He married 45. Elizabeth Boddington 05 Oct 1809 in Monks Kirby, Warwick.

      45. Elizabeth Boddington, died 1821. She was the daughter of 90. Edward Boddington.

Notes for Charles William Chambers:
King George IV, 1820-1830.
     
Child of Charles Chambers and Elizabeth Boddington is:
  22 i.   Joseph Chambers, born 10 Jun 1814 in Kilworth, Leicester; died 03 Oct 1878 in Oxford; married Maria (Polly) Wood 10 Jun 1847 in Cressing, Essex.


      46. John Page Wood, born 25 Aug 1796 in Woodbridge, Suffolk; died 21 Feb 1866 in Belhus, Romford.. He was the son of 92. Matthew Wood and 93. Maria Page. He married 47. Emma Carolina Michell 16 Feb 1820 in Kenwyn, Cornwall.

      47. Emma Carolina Michell, born 15 Jan 1802 in Lisbon, Portugal; died 15 Dec 1879 in Belhus, Romford. She was the daughter of 94. Sampson Michell and 95. Annie Shears.

Notes for John Page Wood:
Educated at Winchester College. LLB Trinity College, Cambridge, 1821. He was Chaplain to the Duke of Sussex 1821 to 1843 as well as Chaplain & Private Secretary to Queen Caroline; he closed her eyes at her death and accompanied the coffin to Brunswick. Later, as well as being Rector of St Peter's Cornhill, he was Vicar of Cressing, Essex. Resided at Vicarage Cressing, then moved to Glazenwood, and again to Rivenhall Place, about 6 miles from Braintree. He retained both livings until his death. He was a strong Liberal in his politics and a leading man in all county matters in Essex. He showed great courage when serving as a magistrate when he committed the Coggleshall gang of burglars. He was Chairman of the Braintree Board of Guardians for 25 years and Chairman of the Wilham bench of Magistrates for 22 years.
He was the author of "Funeral Sermons from English Divines" 1831 and "The Christian Manual or the Bible its own interpreter" 1833.
Educated at Winchester College. LLB Trinity College, Cambridge, 1821. He was Chaplain to the Duke of Sussex 1821 to 1843 as well as Chaplain & Private Secretary to Queen Caroline; he closed her eyes at her death and accompanied the coffin to Brunswick. Later, as well as being Rector of St Peter's Cornhill, he was Vicar of Cressing, Essex. Resided at Vicarage Cressing, then moved to Glazenwood, and again to Rivenhall Place, about 6 miles from Braintree. He retained both livings until his death. He was a strong Liberal in his politics and a leading man in all county matters in Essex. He showed great courage when serving as a magistrate when he committed the Coggleshall gang of burglars. He was Chairman of the Braintree Board of Guardians for 25 years and Chairman of the Wilham bench of Magistrates for 22 years.
He was the author of "Funeral Sermons from English Divines" 1831 and "The Christian Manual or the Bible its own interpreter" 1833.

  Notes for Emma Carolina Michell:
Daughter of Admiral Sampson Michell of Croft West, Cornwall. He was seconded to the Portuguese Navy and Emma Carolina was born in Lisbon. She was brought to the UK in 1807. She married Sir John Page Wood on 16 Feb 1820 at Kenwyn, near Truro. She gave birth to 5 sons and 6 daughters. Two of her brothers distinguished themselves, Admiral Sir Frederick Michell RN and Charles Michell, the first Surveyor General of the Cape of Good Hope. Emma Wood developed artistic abilities and wrote novels, which helped the family income. Her father in law Matthew Wood, prior to their marriage sent his brother Benjamin down to Cornwall to prevent the marriage thinking the couple too young. However Benjamin failed to do so and married Emma's sister Maria into the bargain!! She was later to be known as Aunt Ben to Henry Wood and Katie O'Shea (Wood). See books about "Kitty O'Shea".
Emma was the author of the following books:

"Rosewarne" by C. Sylvester in 3 vols, 1866
"Sabina" by Lady Wood (Author of "Rosewarne") in 3 vols, 1868. New editions 1869 & 1879.
"Sorrow on the Sea", in 3 vols, 1868
"On credit", in 2 vols, 1870
"Seadrift", in 3 vols, 1871
"Cloth of Frieze", in 3 vols, 1872
"Wild Weather", in 2 vols, 1872
"Up Hill", in 3 vols, 1873
"Ruling the Roast", in 3 vols, 1874
"Sheen's Foreman", in 3 vols, 1877
"Through Fire & Water", in 2 vols, 1876
"Youth on the Prow", in 3 vols, 1879
Also "Leaves from the Poets Laurel selected and prepared by, Emma Lady Wood in 1869.

I have checked that copies of some or all of these books are held at the British Library. Researching this in 1999)

     
Children of John Wood and Emma Michell are:
  i.   Anna Wood, married Charles Steele.
  Notes for Charles Steele:
Lieutenant Colonel in the 17th Lancers.


  ii.   Emma Barrett Wood, married Lennard.
  iii.   Francis Wood
  iv.   Charles Wood
  23 v.   Maria (Polly) Wood, born 1832; died 12 Aug 1905; married Joseph Chambers 10 Jun 1847 in Cressing, Essex.
  vi.   Henry Evelyn Wood, born 09 Feb 1838 in Braintree, Essex; died 10 Feb 1919 in Essex; married Paulina Southwell 1867; died 11 May 1891.
  Notes for Henry Evelyn Wood:
As a boy in the RN as a midshipman, stricken by fever at Scutari in the Crimean War, his mother went out & probably saved his life, in spite of being told by Florence Nightingale that he would not live! He later transferred to the army, won the VC and became a Field Marshal.

His citation reads: " Lieutenant Henry Evelyn Wood, 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own)

For having on the 19th October 1858 during action at Sindwaho, when in command of a troop of the 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry, attacked with much gallantry, almost single-handed, a body of rebels, whom he routed. Also, for having subsequently, near Sindhora, gallantly advanced with a Duffadar and Sowar of Beatson's Horse, and rescued from a band of robbers a Potail, Chemmum Singh, whom they had captured and carried off to the jungle, where they intended to hang him."
The London Gazette, 4th September 1860.

I have come across several books, which tell us more of the Wood Family.

"Kitty O'Shea A Life of Katharine Parnell" by Mary Rose Callaghan, published by Pandora Press in 1989 at 7.99, ISBN 0-04-440360-7.

The author of the above certainly referred to Joyce Marlow's book "The Uncrowned Queen of Ireland" a lot!

"The Zulu War A Pictorial History" by Michael Barthorp, published by the Blandford Press 1980 (reprinted 1994) ISBN 0-7137-1005-5 (Hardback) or ISBN 0-7137-1469-7 (Paperback). I bought the paperback in California for $14.95. No UK price shown. There are several photos of Evelyn Wood in the book and accounts of his actions in the war.

"Eminent Victorian Soldiers Seekers of Glory" by Byron Farwell, published by W W Norton 1988, ISBN 0-393-30533-3 also bought in Cal at $11.95.

Chapter 6 deals with the life of Evelyn Wood (1838 - 1919) and is well worth reading. It is truly amazing that he lived as long as he did! Maria Wood, who married Joseph Chambers and is our most direct Wood relative is mentioned in the text:- "During the Mutiny (Indian) she managed single-handedly to convey her children to safety, travelling a great distance through mutineer-controlled country, carrying phials of poison for each child in case of capture" Another sister Anna Steele is also mentioned for her role as a popular novelist and, needless to say, Katie!

The British Library holds copies of some or all the books he wrote (Researching this in 1999)

I have browsed "From Midshipman to Field Marshal".

  vii.   Katharine (Katie) Wood, born 30 Jan 1845 in Rivenhall Place, Essex.; died 05 Feb 1921 in 39 East Ham Rd, Littlehampton; married (1) W H O'Shea 24 Jan 1867 in Brighton; married (2) Charles Stewart Parnell 25 Jun 1891 in Steyning; born 27 Jun 1846 in Avondale, nr Rathdrum Co Wicklow.; died 06 Oct 1891 in Brighton.
  Notes for Katharine (Katie) Wood:
She started an affair with Charles Parnell in 1880 and bore him 3
children between 1882 & 1884. For more details on Parnell, W H O'Shea & Katharine O'Shea see "A Dictionary of Irish Biography" by Henry Boylan, 1978 ISBN # 7171-0866X & "Ireland - A History" by Robert Kee 1980 ISBN # 0 297 7785 52. " Parnell and the Englishwoman" by Hugh Leonard in Penguin ISBN 0-14-013318-6 and "The Uncrowned Queen of Ireland" by Joyce Marlow, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 1975. ISBN 0 297 769553., and "Kitty O'Shea" by Mary Rose Callaghan. Published by Pandora ISBN 0-04-440360-7. 1989. She was dubbed Kitty by the press.




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