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James Spicer
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William Henry Branston
(Abt 1800-1851)
Mary Ann Woodrow
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Maud Mary Spicer


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Maud Mary Spicer

  • Born: 27 Jul 1865, Langton Matravers, Dorset, England
  • Christened: 27 Aug 1865, Langton Matravers, Dorset, England 88,89
  • Died: 11 Nov 1934, Godmanston, Dorchester, Dorset, England at age 69

bullet   FamilySearch ID: 9M1R-CF2. Find a Grave ID: 168742193.


bullet  Research Notes:

The 1891 census has Maud in the household of Thomas Oates in Bristol with her "cousin" who is likely the daughter, Clare Oates Hensley (24), of Thomas and Anastasia Oates (58), who, according to the 1871 census, was born in Oakerswood, or Oakwood, Dorset (1 1/2 miles south of Affpuddle) in 1833.) That would make Anastasia (Woodrow) Oates Maud's aunt.

Unfortunately "Anastasia Woodrow" is not found under that name in the 1841 or 1851 census, although she is likely M Ann Woodrow (18 b. 1833) in the family of Charles Woodrow in Over Stowey, Somerset in 1851. This is likely the same family as below in 1861 with the exeception of the wife's name and the children who have left. Eliza, Austin and Kate, or Catherine, are young enough to be on Charles Woodrow's census in 1851 and 1861.

Anastasia is a Woodrow because she is found in the 1861 census in Somerset living as "Mrs. Oates," (26) the daughter of Charles Woodrow (50 - born in Sussex). She has an 11 month old daughter Pauline (granddaughter to the Head).
Charles is a 50 year old gamekeeper. Other members of the household are his wife Jane Woodrow. Daughters Agnes 17, Eliza 16, Catherine 11, son Austen 13.

"Mrs Oates" is the wife of Thomas Oates whose family in 1871 includes wife Anastasia (36) and daughter Pauline (10). Thomas is a bookseller in St. Augustine Parish, Bristol.

Puzzle: How is Maud related? The census evidence carries back for Charles Woodrow, born in Sussex in about 1811 to the above 1861 census, then to the 1851 census where he has the same family but with "Esther" as the wife. In 1851 there is a M Ann Woodrow, born 1833, who is gone by 1861. Both of those are in Somerset's Bridgewater registration district.

In 1841 there is, in Affpuddle, a Charles Woodword, born in Dorset, who has a wife Mary Ann Woodrow born in 1806 with a daughter Mary Ann Woodrow born in 1834.
Is she the same as M Ann Woodrow in the 1851 census of Charles Woodrow in Somerset?


bullet  Events

Census: Ewloe Wood township, Flintshire, 1871, Ewloe Wood, Flintshire, Wales. 68 Residence is Ewloe Barn Farm.
Ewloe wood was described in an 1870 gazetteer as one of two townships in Harwarden parish, 1 3/4 mile NW of Harwarden. It is the location of Ewloe Castle. Henry is listed as a Farmer of 300 acres. The household includes two servants: a domestic servant and a Farm servant.

Census, 1881, East Farm, Affpuddle, Dorset. 56 Henry (42, farmer, born Tolpuddle)

Census: 9 Kingsgate, 1881, Winchester, Hampshire, England. 90 "Scholar" - Age 14 she appears just below her sister Maud, age 15, both born in "Isle of Purbeck Langton"

Census: 9 Kingston St, 1881, Winchester, Hampshire, England. 56 Mary M. Spicer (15, scholar) - Unable to find the school in the 1880 Kelly's directory pages

Census, 1891, Bristol, Glouchester, England. 91 A large household where she is listed as "cousin" to the head Thomas Oates, but presumably to the head's wife's daughter Clare. Anastasia Oates, Thomas' wife was born in Wool, Dorset. The head, Thomas Oaks, was born in Leeds.

Census: 41,43,45 Part St, 1891, Bristol, St. Augustines, Glouchestershire, England. 92 Household also held a boarder who was an assistant in the business, three nurses, and seven lodgers who were servants and cooks.

Census, 1901, Affpuddle, Dorset, England. 78 Farmer - Employer but no indication of the size of the farm.

Census: Chettle, Blandford, 1911, Chettle Farnham, Dorset, England. 93 Maud is the sister to William James. One 14 year old servant in the household: Mabel Parsons.

Politics: Candidate for Rural District, Mar 1933, Godmanston, Dorchester, Dorset, England. 94

Burial: Holy Trinity Churchyard, 1934, Godmanston, Dorchester, Dorset, England. 95

Probate, 14 Dec 1934, London, Middlesex, England. 96 To Augustus Barnaby Cyril Duke land agent. Effects: 3363 17s. 9d.
A currency converter online values that as $392,896.01 in 2016 money.

Probate: to Maud Mary Spicer, 23 Jun 1925, London, Middlesex, England. 97 Effects: 1470 9s. 2d. Currency converter online: $110,302.88 in 2016 money.

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