Richard & Maria Woods of Catteshall

Richard Woods, a son of George and Mary, was baptised in Shalford on 6 December 1795.

Maria, daughter of Samuel and Mary Denyer, was baptised in Thursley, Surrey, on 14 August 1796.

Richard Woods married Maria Denyer in Thursley on 29 October 1823 and they lived in Catteshall, which is just East of Godalming. They are known to have had the following children baptised:

Elizabeth

9 Jan 1825

Thursley

John

18 Mar 1827

Godalming

William Edward

6 Mar 1831

Thursley (born 1829?)

George

28 Oct 1831

Godalming

Samuel

7 Jun 1833

Godalming

Charles

30 Mar 1836

Godalming

Rosina

8 Jun 1838

Godalming (born 30 Apr)

Maria

11 Oct 1840

Godalming

Rosina's birth certificate shows Richard's occupation as a baker but in 1841 the family were in Catteshall except for Richard and Elizabeth who were staying on Mead Row where they were registered as servants. However, the 1851 and 1861 census records do show Richard as a baker in Catteshall.

Richard died in 1867, aged 72, and in 1871 Maria was running a grocery shop in Catteshall Hatch along with her youngest daughter Maria and a 7-year-old grandson, Richard. Was he Maria’s son?

In 1881 Maria was still running the shop and Maria and Richard were still living with her. She died in 1883, aged 87.

Of their children:

  • Elizabeth married Charles Matthews in 1846 and they lived in Catteshall where Charles worked as a labourer, sometimes in a paper mill. Their known children were:

    Charles

    bap. 12 Sep 1847

    Godalming

    Elizabeth

    bap. 13 May 1849

    Godalming

    Mary Ann

    ca. 1851

    Godalming

    George

    ca. 1856

    Pimlico

    William

    1859

    Godalming

    Rosa

    1866

    Godalming

    Alice

    1871

    Godalming

    By 1901 Elizabeth was a widow living in Farnham Union Workhouse. She died in 1906.

  • John, a labourer, married Elizabeth Pickett (born 1830, Compton) in 1852. They are known to have had the following children:

    William Charles

    bap. 12 Jun 1853

    Shalford

    George

    bap. 27 Jun 1855

    Artington, Guildford

    Harriet Maria

    bap. 5 July 1857

    Catshall

    Rosina

    ca. 1858

    Godalming

    Jane

    1860

    Godalming

    Mary Catherine

    ca. 1861

    Godalming

    Elizabeth

    ca. 1863

    Godalming

    Francis

    ca. 1866

    Godalming

    Clara

    ca. 1868

    Godalming

    John Pickett

    1870

    Godalming

    In 1861 John was living in Catteshall and working as a labourer in a tannery. In 1871 he was an agricultural labourer living in Church Road, Farncombe. His son William was then shown as a wool winder and idiot, and his son George was a baker's boy. In 1881 he was shown as a tanner and was living with Elizabeth and their children; William, George, Elizabeth, Francis, Clara and John. In 1891 he was a general labourer still at Church Road. William was working at a hosiery factory, Francis at the Skin Mills and John jr. was a grocer’s porter. John died in 1894.

  • William, a tanner, married Harriet Langhorn (born Godalming ca.1831) in 1853 and they are known to have had the following children:

    Edward

    ca. 1853

    Godalming

    Walter

    ca. 1858

    Godalming

    Willie

    ca. 1861

    Godalming

    Mary Anne

    ca. 1864

    Hemel Hempstead

    Rose Clare

    ca. 1867

    Hemel Hempstead

    Jane

    ca. 1869

    Hemel Hempstead

    Kate Lilian

    ca. 1871

    Hemel Hempstead

    Alice

    ca. 1875

    Hemel Hempstead

    In 1861 they were living in Catteshall but around 1862 they moved to Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. In 1871 and 1881 they were living at Corner Hall Wharf, by the canal, and he was still a tanner. In 1891 he was a foreman at a coal and wine merchants and living at Wharf House, 2 Two Waters Road, which may have been the same house as before. In 1901 he was a manager at the coal and wine merchants and living at Boxmoor Wharf.

    • In 1881 Edward was a tanner, also at Corner Hall, with his wife, Mary Ann, and children; Amelia Ellen (1878) and William Edward (1880).

  • George was a tanner and married Martha Mansell at Thursley on 24 December 1863. They lived in Hemel Hempstead where they had the following children:

    Maud L

    ca. 1864

    Hemel Hempstead

    Clara

    ca. 1865

    Hemel Hempstead

    George

    ca. 1867

    Hemel Hempstead

    Annie

    1870

    Hemel Hempstead

    Walter

    ca. 1872

    Hemel Hempstead

    Rosa Sarah

    1875

    Hemel Hempstead

    Willie

    1877

    Hemel Hempstead

    Samuel Leonard

    1880

    Hemel Hempstead

    They lived at Ebberns Cottages, Durrants Hill, which in 1891 was recorded as 3 Durrants Hill. George died in 1907, aged 78

  • Samuel was a tanner and married Lydia Monk in 1857.

  • Charles was a tanner and in 1859 he married Annie Coppinger from Andover and in 1861 was staying at 15 Alice Street, Bermondsey, with the first of their children:

    Fanny

    1860

    Bermondsey

    Charles

    1862

    Bermondsey

    Annie

    1866

    Hemel Hempstead

    Mary

    1868

    Hemel Hempstead

    Alice

    ca. 1870

    Hemel Hempstead

    Esther

    ca. 1871

    Hemel Hempstead

    Ellen

    ca. 1873

    Hemel Hempstead

    William

    ca. 1875

    Hemel Hempstead

    Kate Lilian

    1882

    Hemel Hempstead

    By 1871 they had moved to Hemel Hemstead where they lived at Grosvenor Terrace, Pullen? Road. Ann died in 1888 and in 1890 Charles remarried to Betsey Steward, whose invalid father was living with them in 1891. Charles and Betsey were still at 8 Grosvenor Terrace in 1901.

  • Rosina married John Collins, a farm labourer, at St Nicholas, Guildford, on 9 June 1866. They lived at 2 Park Road and had four children:

    Elizabeth Maria

    bap. 8 Dec 1867

    Stoke next Guildford, Sry

    George James

    bap. 11 Dec 1870

    Holy Trinity, Guildford, Sry

    Emma Rose

    bap. 22 Jun 1873

    Holy Trinity, Guildford, Sry

    Kate Jane

    1875

    At the 1901 census Rosina was shown as a widow and her son George, still un-married, was a postman. Emma was still at home and there was also a 4-year-old grandson, Alfred, who had been born in South Kensington.

  • Maria may have had a son, Richard, in 1863. She never married but helped her mother run the shop in Catteshall Hatch. After her mother died she lived on her own in Mead Row (1891) and Harts Lane (1901). She died in 1909, aged 67.