John & Mary Gosling of Chiseldon

John Gosling appears to have been born in Wiltshire in about 1771.

Mary Lewis, daughter of Jonathan and Mary, was baptised in Chiseldon, Wiltshire, on 7 June 1772. She may have been the Mary who married John although the marriage has not yet been found and from her burial record John’s wife appears to have been born in about 1767. The first two children’s baptisms name their mother as Mary Lewis.

John and Mary had the following children:

Robert

28 Jul 1796

bap. 25 Dec 1796 Chiseldon

John

31 Oct 1799

bap. 17 Nov 1799 Chiseldon

William

26 Sep 1802

bap. 10 Oct 1802 Chiseldon

Jonathan

30 Nov 1804

bap. 25 Dec 1804 Liddington

Mary

26 Jul 1807

bap. 27 Jul 1807 Chiseldon

Elizabeth

23 Oct 1808

bap. 11 Dec 1808 Chiseldon

Mary Gosling of Coate, aged 58, was buried at Chiseldon on 13 April 1826.

John Gosling of Coate, aged 62, was buried at Chiseldon on 27 July 1834.

Chisledon church
The Church at Chiseldon
viewed from near the three headstones shown below

Of their children:

  • Robert and his wife Maria had the following children baptised:

    John

    2 Mar 1823

    Crayford, Kent

    Shadrach

    19 Sep 1824

    Crayford, Kent (died young?)

    Robert

    8 Jan 1826

    Crayford, Kent

    Henry Thomas

    3 Feb 1828

    Crayford, Kent

    James

    2 Dec 1829

    Crayford, Kent

    William

    23 Feb 1834

    Crayford, Kent

    Walter

    18 Dec 1836

    Bexley, Kent

    Mary

    1 Apr 1838

    Bexley, Kent

    Elizabeth

    1842

    Northfleet, Kent

    George Robert

    1844

    Northfleet, Kent

    Robert was a general dealer living in Bexley in 1841, but soon afterwards moved to Northfleet where, in 1851, he was the ‘Beer Shop Keeper’ at ‘The North Star’ in or near Providence Place. However, by 1861 he had moved to Gravesend where he was recorded as a labourer. He died there in 1864.

  • John married Mary Hitchcock in Wanborough on 24 May 1830 and they are believed to have had the following children:

    Henry

    ca.1831

    Mary Susanna

    bap. 12 Jul 1832

    Swindon

    Maria

    bap. 24 Jul 1833

    Swindon

    William

    ca. 1834

    James

    ca. 1836

    Elizabeth

    ca. 1837

    Ellen

    ca. 1839

    Stratton St Margaret

    John

    May/June 1841

    died?

    John

    1842

    Stratton St Margaret

    Ruth

    2 Oct 1844

    bap.22 Oct Brookthorpe, Glos.

    Joseph

    29 Sep 1846

    bap.11 Feb 1847 Brookthorpe

    Frank/Francis

    31 Jul 1848

    bap.15 Jul 1849 Brookthorpe

    Albert

    25 Jul 1850

    bap.25 Aug Brookthorpe

    Eliza

    27 Apr 1853

    bap.26 Jun Brookthorpe

    In 1841 John was a labourer living in Startton St Margaret. He moved to Brookthorpe in Gloucestershire and in 1851 was a railway labourer. He was still working on the railway in 1861 when he was living in Cranham, Gloucestershire.

  • William and his wife Hannah (born Kempsford, Glos, ca.1802) are known to have had the following children, all born in Badbury Wick, south of Swindon:

    Ann

    ca. 1831

    Mary

    ca. 1833

    Ruth

    ca. 1835

    died 1865

    Elizabeth

    ca. 1837

    Jonathan

    ca. 1839

    William

    ca. 1841

    Ellen

    ca. 1845

    In 1841 William was recorded as a butcher but by 1851 he was farming 100 acres at Badbury Wick and employing 5 labourers.  He was farming 100 acres at Coate, Liddington, in 1861. This may have been the same farm as Coate is very close to Badbury Wick.

    Hannah died in 1873. William Gosling of Coate, Lyddington, aged 73, was buried at Chiseldon on 22 April 1876. Their headstones and one to their daughter Ruth are shown below.

    Headstones in Chisledon churchyard

    As thy days so shall thy strength be

    In
    Affectionate
    Remembrance Of
    WILLIAM GOSLING
    (of Coate, Swindon)
    who peacefully
    departed this life
    April 18th 1876
    Aged 73 years

    He that believeth in me, though
    He were dead, yet shall he live
    And whosoever liveth and believeth
    In me shall never die. John XI.25.26

    As thy days so shall thy strength be

    In
    Affectionate
    Remembrance Of
    HANNAH
    Wife Of
    WILLIAM GOSLING
    (of Coate, Swindon)
    who peacefully
    departed this life
    January 23rd 1873
    Aged 72 years

    Blessed are the dead which die in
    the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith
    the Spirit, that they may rest from
    their labours; and their works do
    follow them. Revelations XIV.13

    In
    Affectionate Remembrance Of
    RUTH daughter of
    WILLIAM AND HANNAH GOSLING
    of Coate
    who died February 26th 1865
    Aged 27 years

    Forebear dear friends, forebear to weep
    Serenely in the grave I sleep
    Tho short my life God saw it best
    To take me home with him to rest

  • Jonathan Gosling of Coate, aged 28, was buried at Chiseldon on 21 December 1834.
  • Elizabeth married Thomas Adams in 1829.