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Charles Woodrow 1027

  • Born: 1774, Affpuddle, Dorset, England 56,1028
  • Christened: 13 Nov 1774, Affpuddle, Dorset, England
  • Marriage (1): Mary Davis 16 Aug 1800 in Affpuddle, Dorset, England 56,1026
  • Died: 19 Dec 1853, Briantspuddle, Dorset, England at age 79 56,1028

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bullet  General Notes:

Marriage entry in the Affpuddle registers state "Charles Woodrow of Eastbourne, Sussex". He was gamekeeper to William Poyntz, Esq., for manors of Linchmere, Shelbred & Verdley; appointed on 26 Aug 1802 with the stated profession of husbandman.

Gamekeeper to William Poyntz esq, for the manors of Linchmere, Shelbred & Verdley, appointed 26 Aug 1802 as "husbandman".

Affpuddle Tithe map shows several cottages, farms & fields occupied by Charles Woodrow

National Archives has will of Charles Woodrow, Gamekeeper of Affpuddle , Dorset
(Proved 29 March 1854, Catalogue reference PROB 11/2189). Downloaded.
Will apparently written 18 November 1849. 56

bullet  Research Notes:

Search for son James named on the will:
Not much. the PRTS has a James born 26 Jan 1806 son of William and Ann Woodrow, laborer in Linch, Sussex, One in Goring Sussex and 4 in Norfolk. None match up to Charles and Mary.


bullet  Events

Gamekeeper List: Board of Stamps and Taxes, 6 Sep 1833, Dorset, England. 1029 "Woodrow, Charles, by James Frampton, Esq., for Moreton, Hurst, Affpuddle, Pallington, Bryants Puddle, Throope, Tonerspiddle, and Bovington." Certificate cost was 3 13s. 6d. Also a John Woodrow in the list. Very likely his son.

Testified at a trial.: Dorset Lent Assizes - reported in Dorset County Chronicle, 20 Mar 1834, 20 Mar 1834, Dorchester, Dorset, England. 1030 In the trial of Charles Bascombe, John Brine, and Joseph Hall for poaching:

"Chas. Woodrow, gamekeeper to Mr. Frampton, in the evening of the 16th of Dec. last went towards Bovington; met John Cross there; when I arrived at the copse I heard a gun; in half an hour afterwards I heard another gun; when near Mead Cover I heard a third gun; on looking over the bank of the Cover I saw two men about 20 yards distant. I jumped over the bank and ran across the cover. I saw my companion Cross on the ground struggling with two persons; Bascombe was one of them; I heard a man say "come back;" I heard Cooling, a man who was assisting me, say that he had taken a gun; Bascombe and Brine were then sitting on the ground, and when I threatened to keep them there, Bascombe said he doubted whether I could do so; Cross and Cooling soon afterwards took the prisoner Hall. In Bascombe's pocket a pheasant was found.
Cross-examined by Mr Gambier - I gave Bascombe two smart blows with a stick when he was on the ground. I did not hear a cry of murder.
John Cross, an assistant keeper of Mr. Frampton's corroborated the testimony..."

The jury found the men guilty and were sentenced by Mr. Baron Williams (the judge in the Tolpuddle Martyr case the same assize) to three months imprisonment, which, in his judgment was lenient.

Land: Owned, 13 Dec 1838, Affpuddle, Dorset, England. 1031 Plot 149: Owned and occupied house, garden and Orchard of 2 roods.

Occupied Land, 13 Dec 1838, Affpuddle, Dorset, England. 1031 Plot 150 called Green Plot: two roods of meadow owned by James Frampton.

Census, 1841, Affpuddle, Dorset, England. 56,1028 Charles (65, Independent)

Will, 18 Nov 1849, Briantspuddle, Dorset, England. Gamekeeper of Briantspuddle.

Census: Briantspuddle, 1851, Affpuddle, Dorset, England. 1028,1032 Charles (77, retired gamekeeper)

Probate, 29 Mar 1854, London, Middlesex, England. 1028,1033 Will included in source, not just the probate record.


Charles married Mary Davis, daughter of John Davis and Jane Stanfield, 16 Aug 1800 in Affpuddle, Dorset, England 56.,1026 (Mary Davis was born in 1774 in Affpuddle, Dorset, England 56, christened 13 Sep 1774 in Affpuddle, Dorset, England,1034 died 27 May 1864 in Briantspuddle, Dorset, England 56 and was buried 27 May 1864 in Affpuddle, Dorset, England 1035.)

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