Thomas & Elizabeth Adams
of Coate, Chiseldon
Thomas Adams, son of Mark and Hester, was baptised at the church of St Peter & St Paul in Marlborough, Wiltshire, on 9 February 1800.
Thomas first married Hannah Woodham in Ramsbury on 9 November 1819 and they are believed to have had the following children:
|Harriet||12 Nov 1820||bapt. Ramsbury|
|Thomas||ca.Dec 1827||died April 1828|
However Hannah died in 1928 as the following burials were recorded in Chiseldon; Thomas Adams aged 18 weeks on 19 April 1828 and Hannah Adams aged 30 on 4 December 1828.
Elizabeth Gosling, daughter of John and Mary, was born on 23 October 1808 and baptised in Chiseldon, Wiltshire, on 11 December.
Thomas married Elizabeth in Chiseldon on 30 May 1829; witnesses were James Adams and Sarah Davies. They are known to have had the following children:
|Ann||8 Mar 1830||bapt. 11 Apr 1830 Chiseldon|
|Ellen||23 Mar 1832||bapt. 29 Sep 1833 Chiseldon|
|Ruth||8 Sep 1834||bapt. 29 Sep 1834 Chiseldon|
|John||8 Sep 1834||bapt. 29 Sep 1834 Chiseldon|
|Thomas||27 Jan 1837||bapt. 28 Feb Prim. Meth. Brinkworth|
|John||bapt. 17 Feb 1842||Wesleyan, Swindon|
|Alfred||bapt. 28 Apr 1844||Wesleyan, Swindon|
|Elizabeth||bapt. 24 Dec 1846||Chiseldon|
|Louisa||bapt. 12 May 1850||Chiseldon|
The first 4 christenings state that Thomas was a labourer. The last 2 state that he was a publican living in Coate. However, on Ann’s marriage certificate in 1849 Thomas’ occupation was given as Machine Maker.
In 1841 Thomas, a machine maker, and Elizabeth were living at Badbury Wick with Mary and Mark, children by Thomas’ first wife, and Ann, Ellen, Ruth, Thomas and Jane. It is assumed that Ruth’s twin brother, John, had died young.
In 1851 Thomas was again shown in the census as a machine maker living at Coate with Elizabeth and 7 of their children; Ruth, Thomas Jane, John, Alfred, Elizabeth and Louisa.
In 1861 Thomas was in Wanborough and was shown as a miller. With him were Elizabeth and their youngest 3 children plus a grandson John Norris.
By 1871 Thomas was a cow keeper, still in Wanborough, with Elizabeth, children Louisa and William and grandson John Adams.
Thomas Adams’ death was registered in Highworth in the 4th quarter of 1879.
In 1881 Elizabeth, a widow described as a gentlewoman, was living at Lower Town, Wanborough, Wilts, with her 25-year-old nephew, Albert Gosling. She continued to live with Albert Gosling and his family until she died, aged 99, in 1907.
Of Thomas' children:
- Mark became a carpenter and married Sarah Yarrington in 1845. Their known children were:
Ann 1847 Chisledon William Robert 1849 Chisledon Mary Jane 1851 Lambeth Emily 1853 Chisledon Mark 1855 Chisledon Ellen 1857 Chisledon John 1859 Chisledon Lucy Harriet Jane 1867 Chisledon
- Ann married a policeman, Matthias Duck, in Swindon in 1849 and lived for a while in Wootton Bassett.
- Thomas, a machine maker like his father, married Ann Sellwood in 1856 and they lived in Badbury with their children:
Charlotte Annie 1857 Chisledon Ellen 1859 Chisledon Elizabeth 1861 Chisledon Walter Sellwood 1865 Chisledon Agnes Hannah 1867 Chisledon
- John became a miller and married Mary Miflin in 1859. They appear to have had at least two children:
Edwin John ca.1860 Wanborough William Alfred J ca.1868 Kensington Ellen Frances 1878 Wanborough Louise ca.1879 Wanborough John ca.1881 Clapham Elizabeth ca.1884 Clapham Charles ca.1887 Stockwell Susanna 1888 Stockwell Margaret 1890 Stockwell Henry 1892 Stockwell
- Alfred was a miller lodging with Edward Cook in Lambourn, Berkshire, in 1861.
- Elizabeth married John Kent in 1869 and they were in Hinton Parva in 1871.
- Louisa married Edwin Holyoak in 1872 and their children were:
William Henry Thomas 1873 Lechlade Dorcas Louise 1874 Eton Edward Albert 1876 Eton Jonas John Bert 1879 Eton Thomas 1882 Battersea Florence Blanche 1886 Twickenham
- William married Elizabeth Carpenter in 1873, farmed at Moore Leaze, Liddington Wick, and they had the following children:
Amy Louisa 1875 Purton Ellen Annie 1877 Purton Walter Ernest 1881 Liddington William Jonathan 1884 Liddington Percy James 1888 Liddington May Elizabeth 1891 Liddington