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William VOGWELL

William VOGWELL

Male 1856 - 1889  (~ 33 years)    Has 4 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.


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  • Name William VOGWELL 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Jun Q 1856  Devonport, 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 
    • From the 1881 census where shown as aged 25
      GRO ref: Vogwill, William q2 1856 Stoke Damerel RD 5b 279
    Gender Male 
    Residence From May 1883  Burndyke Street, Rutherglen, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland 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 
    Accident Lucky escape: the Clyde disaster 
    3 Jul 1883  The Clyde, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland 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 
    Accident Luck runs out: the sinking of the Gettysbury 
    1 Apr 1889 
    Died Cause: Drowned 
    1 Apr 1889  near Morant Cayes, Jamaica, At Sea 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 
    • A William Vogwell, carpenter of Plymouth, aged 33 was drowned when the barque Gettysburg was wrecked in 1889.
      "Shipwright of Devonport" might be a more accurate description for this William, but it's close enough, and the only other William born at a similar time was William Jonas James Vogwill, a plasterer.
    Person ID I13030  All
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2015 

    Father John Heals VOGWELL,   b. Abt 1817, Devonport, 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. 1893, Stoke Damerel Reg Dist, 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  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann MOUNTJOY,   b. Abt 1826, Knackersknowle, Eggbuckland, 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. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Mar Q 1851  Plymouth Reg Dist, 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 
    • Is this the right marriage?
      Looking for the marriage of a John VOGWELL to a Mary Ann, with first known child born 1851, the most likely looks to be q1 1851 John Heals VOGWELL to Mary Ann Mountjoy.
      BUT John Heals VOGWILL died 1893 aged 70 i.e. suggests born 1822/3, whereas the censuses suggest he was born about 1818.
      (A better match on age at death is a John VOGWILL d q4 1892 aged 73, but no marriage found to match this.)
      HOWEVER, looking at baptisms there was a John Hele VOGWILL bapt 1817 so it look like the age at death registration was wrong.

      Hence I am confident this is the right marriage.

      GRO ref: Vogwell, John Heals to Mountjoy, Mary Ann  q1 1851 Plymouth RD 9 441
    Children 10 children 
    Family ID F5705    |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Ann HICKS,   b. Abt 1858,   d. 19 Mar 1889, Stoke Damerel Reg Dist, 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  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Sep Q 1885  Tavistock Reg Dist, 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 
    • No clear marriage for this couple.
      A William Vogwill married Elizabeth Hicks or Mary Ethel Collacott in Tavistock RD in 1885.
      There is no mention of Elizabeth having middle name Ann and I am not aware of William having a link with the Tavistock RD area that might have led to his bride being from there.
      However, it is closest I've found: GRO ref: HICKS, Elizabeth TO Vogwill, William q3 1885 Tavistock RD 5b 618
      (I did check Scotland as William had worked there but no record of a Vogw*ll marriage until after 1890)
      Weight is added to this being the right marriage by Jessie. Jessie seems to have been a child of the William Vogwill / Elizabeth Hicks marriage and is not with parents in 1891 or 1901 suggesting they could well have died.
    Children
     1. Grace Jessie ("Jessie") VOGWELL,   b. Dec Q 1886, Stoke Damerel Reg Dist, 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. Yes, date unknown
     
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F5738    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jun Q 1856 - Devonport, 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 MapsChild born - Grace Jessie ("Jessie") VOGWELL - Dec Q 1886 - Stoke Damerel Reg Dist, 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 MapsDied - Cause: Drowned - 1 Apr 1889 - near Morant Cayes, Jamaica, At Sea 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)
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