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William Rampling b1816

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Susan Report 6 Oct 2012 20:57

Hi All

I'm looking for any information on William Rampling born 1816 in Eye, Suffolk. In particular, his parents and other siblings.

William married Jemina George in 1842 and they had 9 children.

Thanks in advance



GlitterBaby Report 6 Oct 2012 21:38

Have you not got the marriage cert for the name and occupation of his father ?


SylviaInCanada Report 6 Oct 2012 22:26

For reference purposes, and to help us ................ is this William and Jemima in 1851???

1851 Census

Name: William Ramplin
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Jemima Rampling
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Eye, Suffolk, England

Civil parish: Eye
County/Island: Suffolk
Country: England

Registration district: Hartismere
Sub-registration district: Mendlesham

William Ramplin 35 Ag Lab
Jemima Rampling 34 1817, Redlingfield, Suffolk
Betsey Rampling 27 1824, Redlingfield, Daughter <<<<<<<<<<< MUST BE WRONG!!
Horace Rampling 7 1844, Eye, Suffolk, Son
Eliza Rampling 4 1847, Eye, Daughter
Henry Rampling 1 1850, Eye, Son
John George 64 1767, Redlingfield, Father-in-law, Widower, Chelsea Pensioner

Address:- Santhorn Green

The age for Betsey is definitely wrong ........ the image is ahrd to read, but she is either 9 or possibly 2!



SylviaInCanada Report 6 Oct 2012 22:33

Is this Betsey's baptism????

"England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," William Rampling in entry for Elizabeth Rampling, 1841

name: Elizabeth Rampling
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 28 Jun 1857
baptism/christening place: BROME,SUFFOLK,ENGLAND
birth date: 13 Feb 1841
death date:
name note:
father's name: William Rampling
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Jemima
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C13202-3
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 952452
reference number:
Citing this Record

"England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 06 Oct 2012), William Rampling in entry for Elizabeth Rampling, 13 Feb 1841; citing reference , FHL microfilm 952452.



SylviaInCanada Report 6 Oct 2012 22:34

You should get William and Jemima's marriage certificate

£9.25 from GRO

Marriages Jun 1842 (>99%)

GEORGE Jemima Hartismere 13 659
RAMPLING William Hartismere 13 659


SylviaInCanada Report 6 Oct 2012 22:40

Betsey was seemingly born before their marriage

Here are both William and Jemima in 1841, also before their marriage

Note that ages on the 1841 Census for people over the age of 15 are usually rounded down to the nearest 5 ................ hence the apparent difference in birth year and age

1841 Census

Name: William Rampley
[William Rampling]
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Gender: Male
Where born: Suffolk, England

Civil parish: Eye
Hundred: Hartismere
County/Island: Suffolk
Country: England

Registration district: Hartismere
Sub-registration district: Eye

William Rampley 20 Ag Lab
Stephen Davis 19
Daniel Lawrence 18
William Haves 13
Jemima George 22 Female Servant
Betsy Haves 17

Address:- Langton Green

All working for a Farmer, James Parke or Parker, and living on the farm.



Susan Report 6 Oct 2012 22:41

Yes Sylvia, thank you. This is the William I mean. Sometimes the 'g' is missing from the surname.

The children are correct although I haven't come across Betsey before. Possibly a sister or niece.


Susan Report 6 Oct 2012 23:06

Thanks. Our posts must have crossed.

The information I came across showed that Elizabeth was born in 1857 which must be wrong. The christening date is the same.

I'll get the marriage certificate.

Many thanks for your help.


SylviaInCanada Report 6 Oct 2012 23:08


As I said earlier ...........

.............. the age shown on the 1851 record index page for Betsey is definitely WRONG

I think the image says she is 9, or possibly 2 ................. but there is a black mark through it and thus it is not quite clear. It definitely does NOT say 27!.

Betsey is a common shortened version for Elizabeth

I think therefore that Betsey on the 1851 is the Elizabeth born in 1841, and baptised much later.