William VOGWELL

Male 1859 - 1933  (73 years)    Has 44 ancestors and 14 descendants in this family tree.


 Set As Default Person    

Click on the magnifying glass icon after a place name to see the place on a map and other information about the place - if available (more will be in time).

Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name William VOGWELL 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 11 Feb 1859  Whitchurch, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • (birthplace shown as Tavistock in 1861 Census)
      GRO ref: Vogwill, William q1 1859 Tavistock RD 5b 362
    Baptised 25 Jun 1861  Primitive Methodist Chapel, Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Cornwall OPC database
      Shows William VOGWILL, son of Henry and Betsey, residence Cheesewring Railway, father a miner. The baptism is shown as being in Linkinhorne - but it was a large parish.

      The GENUKI page for Linkinhorne Parish shows that there were 2 Primitive Methodist Chapels in the parish - one at Minions [Cheesewring Railway], the other at Henwood. Since all references to the family in Linkinhorne show that they were living at Cheesewring Railway it might seem probable that the baptism was at the Cheesewring Railway Chapel - except that it wasn't built until 1864. There may have been a congregation meeting there before the chapel was built, so it could have been wherever they met, or else was probably in Henwood, less than 2 miles north of Cheesewring Railway.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Driver 
    1871  Cramlington, Northumberland, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • presumably in the mines
    Died 17 Jan 1933  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1033  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2013 

    Father Henry VOGWELL,   b. Abt 1817, Kingsteignton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep Q 1890, Tynemouth Reg Dist, Northumberland, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Betsey BAILEY,   b. Abt 1826, Whitchurch, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep Q 1908, Easington Reg Dist, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married
    • Assuming Henry became a widower for a second time before marrying Betsey, then they must have married between the 1851 and the 1861 censuses.
      Not only can no such marriage be found but Marian Warriner's notes record that Bessie had 4 children who were adopted by Henry: Thomas, James, John and William. However, the sons of these names appearing in the census returns were clearly registered as Vogwills when born, not as Baileys, and for the last 2 at least the births were after the censuses show that Henry and Betsey were living together as a married couple.
      But maybe Henry and Betsey had not married and so legally the sons were not his?
      Formal adoption did not exist at this time but Henry may have informally have adopted his own sons by registering them with himself shown as father.
      (The four named as being adopted were children 1,2,6 and 7 of the 8 Henry and Betsey appear to have had together; the other 4 all died in infancy)

      The daughter, Kathryn, of one of those said to be adopted, William, said  her father used to say he was one of thirteen sons by two wives - it is hard to imagine he would have said this is he was adopted and not a biological son of Henry.

      Since no death has been found for Henry's 2nd wife, Jane nee Wedlake, perhaps he did not marry Betsey because he was already married? [1]
    Children 8 children 
    Family ID F787  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha EATON,   b. 18 Mar 1863,   d. Jun 1915  (Age 52 years) 
    Children 
     1. Betsey Bailey VOGWELL,   b. Nov 1891, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Kathryn Frances ("Kate") VOGWELL,   b. Nov 1895, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. William Henry VOGWELL,   b. Mar 1900, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas George VOGWELL,   b. Jan 1904, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F5844  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to hide
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1859 - Whitchurch, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Driver - 1871 - Cramlington, Northumberland, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
     = Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install) 
    Pin Legend Address Church or Cemetery Military service or death Hospital Small location Town / City County, state or province Country Registration District Place of education Court Property Not Set

  • Sources  Click on source number [Sn] to see more information about the 'master' source - including repositories - but citation details are only given below.
    Click on [return to event] to return to the event for which the source provides evidence and / or information.
    1. [S165] "The Vogwill Family," Loose sheets in Vogwell envelope (ref. DC22), undated, Document collection: surnames, Marian Ray, p. 3, 4 (Reliability: 3).
      Mentions 4 sons of Bessie being adopted by Henry and William's claim to be one of 13 sons.
      [return to event]