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Thomas Fensom, born 1803 Herts

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Luciacw

Luciacw Report 1 Dec 2012 03:15

@Reggie - Oh yes, I had a look at google maps etc. My question was what parish Pepperstock would be in, which is not something I would discern from a road map. I think I will consult a gazetteer to see what comes up. Cheers for your suggestion.

@Chris - Thank you. I will check that out very soon!

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Nov 2012 22:49

For geographical info....use either a road map, or google

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 28 Nov 2012 21:07

Might be worth a look in 'Search All Trees' (under 'Search' top right of page) he seems to be shared by a couple of Members.

Chris :)

Luciacw

Luciacw Report 28 Nov 2012 20:56

I'm wondering if a baptism of Thomas Fensom in Luton in 1802 is him. Does anyone know much about Pepperstock? I assume it would be part of Flamstead or Caddington but I'm not sure, not very knowledgeable about local geography.

thanks everyone.

Luciacw

Luciacw Report 28 Nov 2012 20:53

Wow. Thanks everyone. That's so much to work with. Still not got many ideas for Thomas's baptist so best keep looking.

@Reggie - Unfortunately I can't get access to records through county records office since I live in Scotland. Maybe a visit to an LDS centre might be a good plan!

Thanks for your help :)

Stuart

Stuart Report 28 Nov 2012 16:19

1901 census transcription details for: 78, Albert Road, Luton Urban, Luton

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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG13
Piece: 1516
Folio: 106
Page: 26
Reg. District: Luton
Sub District: Luton
Parish: Luton Urban
Enum. District: 19
Ecclesiastical District: St Paul
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 78, Albert Road, Luton Urban, Luton
County: Bedfordshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
FENSOME, Ernest Head Married M 25 1876 Fire Range Fitter Luton, Bedfordshire
FENSOME, Sarah A Wife Married F 23 1878 Straw Hat Finisher Luton, Bedfordshire
FENSOME, Ethel Daughter Single F 1 1900 Luton, Bedfordshire
FENSOME, Sarah A Mother-In-Law Widow F 71 1830 Pepperstock, Bedfordshire

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 28 Nov 2012 16:13

Daniel Fensome Elizabeth Coleman Flamstead 14 Oct 1826
Thomas Fensome Maria Butterfield Flamstead 11 Apr 1829
James Fensome Sarah Burges Flamstead 28 Apr 1795
William Fensome Harriet Fitzjohn Flamstead 24 Jul 1830

(other Marriages above might relate to him, below link)


https://www.hertsdirect.org/ufs/ufsmain?formid=HALS_INDEXES

Chris :)

Burials (Find My Past)

FENSOM Ann 1828 1751 Flamstead Hertfordshire
FENSOM Eliza 1830 1830 Flamstead Hertfordshire
FENSOM George 1829 1829 Flamstead Hertfordshire
FENSOM James 1838 1774 Flamstead Hertfordshire

Stuart

Stuart Report 28 Nov 2012 16:13

1891 census transcription details for: Upper Stopsley, Luton, Stopsley

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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG12
Piece: 1271
Folio: 21
Page: 3
Reg. District: Luton
Sub District: Luton
Parish: Luton
Enum. District: 3
Ecclesiastical District: St Thomas
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Upper Stopsley, Luton, Stopsley
County: Bedfordshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
FENSOME, William Head Married M 60 1831 Farm Laborer Aley Green, Bedfordshire
FENSOME, Sarah Wife Married F 60 1831 Pepper Stock, Hertfordshire
FENSOME, Edward Son Single M 26 1865 Farm Laborer Pepper Stock, Hertfordshire
FENSOME, Ernest Son Single M 17 1874 Farm Laborer Luton, Bedfordshire
FENSOME, Esther Granddaughter Single F 13 1878 General Servant Domestic Luton, Bedfordshire

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Nov 2012 16:11

1911 census

Person: FENSOME, Samuel Address: Rambridge End Stopsley Luton

FENSOME, Samuel Head Married23 years M 52 1859 Brick Burner Pepperstock Beds VIEW
FENSOME, Ellen Wife Married F 44 1867 Straw Hat Machinist Stopsley Beds VIEW
FENSOME, William Son Single M 23 1888 Labo'rer Stopsley Beds VIEW
FENSOME, Sidney Son Single M 21 1890 Farm Labourer Stopsley Beds VIEW
FENSOME, Horace Son Single M 19 1892 Farm Labourer Stopsley Beds VIEW
FENSOME, Violet Daughter Single F 17 1894 Straw Hat Machinist Stopsley Beds VIEW
FENSOME, Edith Daughter Single F 15 1896 Stopsley Beds VIEW
FENSOME, Oliver Son M 13 1898 School Stopsley Beds VIEW
FENSOME, Ernest Son M 11 1900 School Stopsley Beds VIEW
FENSOME, Kenneth Son M 8 1903 School Stopsley Beds VIEW
FENSOME, Ivy Daughter F 5 1906 School Stopsley Beds VIEW
FENSOME, Hilda Daughter F 4 1907 Stopsley Beds

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Nov 2012 16:10

1911 census

Person: FENSOME, Charles Address: 25 Harcourt St Luton

FENSOME, Charles Head Widower M 58 1853 Labourer Domestic Pepperstock Herts VIEW
FENSOME, Gertrude Daughter Single F 32 1879 Straw Hat Machinist Slip End Beds VIEW
APPLEGATE, Ada Boarder Single F 35 1876 Straw Hat Machinist Lincoln

Stuart

Stuart Report 28 Nov 2012 16:04

1871 census transcription details for: Pepperstock, Flamstead

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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG10
Piece: 1388
Folio: 83
Page: 16
Reg. District: Hemel Hampstead
Sub District: Flamstead
Parish: Flamstead
Enum. District: 6
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Pepperstock, Flamstead
County: Hertfordshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
FENSOM, Thomas Head M 63 1808 Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Maria Wife F 64 1807 Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Frederick Grandson M 18 1853 Hertfordshire

Thomas and Frederick listed as Farm LAbourers born Flamstead, Maria as a Straw Plaiter b Berkhamstead

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Nov 2012 16:04

England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906

Name: Eliza Fensom
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 5 Sep 1830
Christening Place: Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England
Father's Name: Thomas Fensom
Mother's Name: Maria
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England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906

Name: Sarah Fensom
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 9 Mar 1834
Christening Place: Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England
Father's Name: Thomas Fensom
Mother's Name: Maria

alviegal

alviegal Report 28 Nov 2012 16:02


1871 census transcription details for: New Land's Farm, Luton
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG10
Piece: 1571
Folio: 86
Page: 30
Reg. District: Luton
Sub District: Luton
Parish: Luton
Enum. District: 16
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: New Land's Farm, Luton
County: Bedfordshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
GEORGE, William Head M 25 1846 Hertfordshire
GEORGE, Maria Wife F 24 1847 Hertfordshire
GEORGE, Emma Sister F 16 1855 Hertfordshire
COOK, Harry Servant M 31 1840 Hertfordshire
>.FENSOME, Charles Servant M 18 1853 Pepperstock, Hertfordshire



1881 census transcription details for: Pepperstock, Flamstead
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG11
Piece: 1445
Folio: 81
Page: 18
Reg. District: Hemel Hempstead
Sub District: Flamstead
Parish: Flamstead
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Pepperstock, Flamstead
County: Hertfordshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
FENSOM, Charles Head Married M 28 1853 Ag Lab
Pepperstock, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Kitty Wife Married F 30 1851 Bonnet Sewer
Pepperstock, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Henry Son Single M 8 1873 Scholar
Pepperstock, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Nelly Daughter Single F 6 1875 Scholar
Pepperstock, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Edward Son Single M 4 1877 Scholar
Pepperstock, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Gertrude Daughter Single F 2 1879
Slip End, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Earnest Son Single M 0 1881
Pepperstock, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Thomas Lodger Widower M 78 1803 Ag Lab
Pepperstock, Hertfordshire



1891 census transcription details for: Slip End Front Street, Caddington, Slip End, Luton
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG12
Piece: 1275
Folio: 105
Page: 18
Reg. District: Luton
Sub District: Luton
Parish: Caddington
Enum. District: 42
Ecclesiastical District: St Thomas Caddington
City/Municipal Borough: Luton
Address: Slip End Front Street, Caddington, Slip End, Luton
County: Bedfordshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
FENSOM, Charles Head Married M 38 1853 Labourer In Laundry
Hampstead, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Kate Wife Married F 39 1852 Straw Hat Sewer
Flamstead, Hertfordshire
CLARK, Henry A Son Single M 18 1873 General Labourer
Flamstead, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Charles E Son M 14 1877 Agricultural Labourer
Flamstead, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Gertrude Daughter F 13 1878
Caddington, Bedfordshire
FENSOM, Ernest Son M 10 1881 Scholar
Flamstead, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Bertie Son M 6 1885 Scholar
Flamstead, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Maud Daughter F 3 1888 Scholar
Flamstead, Hertfordshire




1901 census transcription details for: Side Street, Caddington, Slip End
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG13
Piece: 1519
Folio: 97
Page: 22
Reg. District: Luton
Sub District: Luton
Parish: Caddington
Enum. District: 40
Ecclesiastical District: Woodside
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Side Street, Caddington, Slip End
County: Bedfordshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
FENSOM, Charles Head Married M 48 1853 Gentleman's Servant
Flamstead, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Kitty Wife Married F 50 1851 Straw Hat Sewer
Flamstead, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Ernest Son Single M 20 1881 Machine Maker Apprentice
Flamstead, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Bertie Son Single M 16 1885 Machine Shop Assistant
Flamstead, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Maud Daughter Single F 13 1888 Straw Hat Finisher
Flamstead, Hertfordshire

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Nov 2012 16:01

England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906

Name: Eliza Fensom
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 5 Sep 1830
Christening Place: Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England
Father's Name: Thomas Fensom
Mother's Name: Maria
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England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906

Name: Sarah Fensom
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 9 Mar 1834
Christening Place: Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England
Father's Name: Thomas Fensom
Mother's Name: Maria

alviegal

alviegal Report 28 Nov 2012 16:00

1861 for Charles and Frederick.


1861 census transcription details for: Penny End, Flamstead
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG09
Piece: 840
Folio: 84
Page: 9
Reg. District: Hemel Hempstead
Sub District: 3 Flamstead
Parish: Flamstead
Enum. District: 6 E
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Penny End, Flamstead
County: Hertfordshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
FENSON, Thomas Head Married M 51 1810 Agricultural Labourer
Flamstead, Hertfordshire
FENSON, Maria Wife Married F 52 1809 Charwoman
Northchurch, Hertfordshire
FENSON, Frederick Nephew M 8 1853 Straw Plaiter
Flamstead, Hertfordshire
FENSON, Charles Nephew M 8 1853 Straw Plaiter
Flamstead, Hertfordshire
BUTTERFIELD, Benjam Brother Widower M 60 1801 Agricultural Labourer
Flamstead, Hertfordshire

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Nov 2012 15:57

To assist others.....................

1851 England Census

Name: Thomas Fensom
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808*************
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Maria Fensom
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Pepperstock, Hertfordshire, England
Civil parish: Flamstead
County/Island: Hertfordshire
Country: England

Registration district: Hemel Hempstead
Sub-registration district: Kings Langley
ED, institution, or vessel: 1a
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 41
Piece: 1715
Folio: 361
Page Number: 10
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Fensom 43
Maria Fensom 44
Sarah Fensom 18
Mary Butterfield 84

*********1808 would fit with 1811 as per 1841

alviegal

alviegal Report 28 Nov 2012 15:57

Could this be Sarah?

Civil Registration event: Marriage
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Name: FENSOM, Sarah
Registration district: Luton
County: Bedfordshire
Year of registration: 1855
Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Spouse's last name: Not available before 1912
Volume no: 3B
Page no: 684

MarriageFinder: Sarah Fensom married one of the following people:

>> FENSOM, William

ODELL, John

LUCK, Emma




1871 census transcription details for: High Town Road Rose Cottage, Luton
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG10
Piece: 1573
Folio: 42
Page: 24
Reg. District: Luton
Sub District: Luton
Parish: Luton
Enum. District: 22
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: High Town Road Rose Cottage, Luton
County: Bedfordshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
FENSOM, William Head M 39 1832 Bedfordshire
FENSOM, Sarah Wife F 37 1834 Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Jane Daughter F 16 1855 Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Sarah A Daughter F 13 1858 Bedfordshire
FENSOM, Samuel Son M 11 1860 Bedfordshire
FENSOM, George Son M 9 1862 Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Edward Son M 6 1865 Hertfordshire
FENSOM, John Son M 0 1871 Bedfordshire



1881 census transcription details for: 86, Hitchin Road, Luton
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG11
Piece: 1650
Folio: 87
Page: 9
Reg. District: Luton
Sub District: Luton
Parish: Luton
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 86, Hitchin Road, Luton
County: Bedfordshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
FENSOM, William Head Married M 49 1832 Labourer
Aley Green, Bedfordshire
FENSOM, Sarah Wife Married F 47 1834
Pepperstock, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Jane Daughter Single F 25 1856 Straw Plait Machinist
Pepperstock, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Samuel Son Single M 21 1860 Labourer
Pepperstock, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, George Son Single M 18 1863 Labourer
Pepperstock, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Edward Son Single M 16 1865 Labourer
Pepperstock, Hertfordshire
FENSOM, Ernest Son Single M 7 1874 Scholar
Luton, Bedfordshire
FENSOM, Esther Grand Daughter Single F 3 1878
Luton, Bedfordshire

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Nov 2012 15:56

Presumably, the census which records his birth as c1811 is that for 1841...........ages of over-15's were rounded down to nearest '5'

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Nov 2012 15:54

Very few early Herts Parish Records on Ancestry

Have you tried the County Records Office?

Luciacw

Luciacw Report 28 Nov 2012 15:50

Hi all,

Looking for information on ancestor. Thomas Fensom was born in Pepperstock (or Flamstead) Herts circa 1803. He married Maria Butterfield in 1829. Have managed to trace Maria's parentage but not Thomas's. I cannot seem to find a relevant christening record which fits or any other clues. I have him on all censuses. I think there is some variation in when his birth recorded with one record saying 1811.

Thomas had a daughter called Sarah (born c1834) who had illegitimate children - two twin boys called Charles and Frederick born 21 Nov 1852 in Flamstead. I have found them both in 1881 but don't have them on earlier census though I believe that they are listed as "nephew" on the 1861 census (haven't seen the full household record). Haven't had any luck finding out what happened to Sarah after 1861. If anyone could help, that'd be great.

Thanks
- Lucia
:-)