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William Cumberland * Widower
Spouse's Name Jemima Fletcher * widow
Event Date 4 Nov 1819 Toddington, Bedford

Looking for Jemima's first marriage to a James Fletcher.


I can only find the one

James Fletcher/Jemima Osborne 16 October 1800 North Crawley Buckinghamshire.

They were married by Licence, she was a minor from Toddington, Bedfordshire and the witnesses were Thomas Fletcher and Mary Cobans.

Thanks Emeltee.

Ref WE45 Will of Thomas Osborn proved 4 June 1818
Devises and bequeaths real and personal estate to ... sister Jemima Fletcher ...

Beds Archives hold the will of James Fletcher, farmer & grazier, of Toddington ref ABP/W 1812/48

... baptised Toddington in 1782 ? I've not confirmed that yet.

Jemima Osborne baptised 30 March 1782 Toddington, parents Joseph and Rebecca.

The NBI has a burial 23 November 1811 in Toddington for a James Fletcher

Another BARS ref WE47 re Covenant surrender dated 28/7/1829
iii) William Cumberland of St Paul’s Walden (Hertfordshire), yeoman and wife Jemima (late Jemima Fletcher)....

William Cumberland married Jemima Fletcher 4 Nov 1819 Toddington Beds.

Trying to sort out the parents of an Anne Cumberland born abt 1810

18 Aug 1831 Walden-St Paul's, Hertford, England

Job Twine was a widower of the parish of Newnham in the county of Gloucester (agent), Anne Cumberland was otp and spinster. Marriage 18 Aug 1831 at St Paul's Walden Bury by licence. Witnesses William Cumberland, Jemima (?) Cumberland and C H Pilgrim. Mr Pilgrim witnesses a lot of marriages so likely to be a parish official. Later record gives his forenames as Charles Hullett. Both Anne and Job signed as did all the witnesses.

HO107 Piece/Book 438/15 Folio 19 Page 2
Civil Parish: St Pauls Walden
Hundred: Cashio
County: Hertfordshire
Registration District: Hitchin
ED: 25
Address: Pauls Walden Bury
Jemima Cumberland 55 Farmer N
Page 3
Jemima Cumberland 15 Y
Mary 15 Y
Emma 15 Y
Robert 30 Draper N
Ellen 25 N
Frank 2mo N
Job Twine 45 Coal Merchant N
Ann 30 N
Robert 1 N
Elizabeth 5 N
+ 2 F.S. & Ag Labs

Must have been William Cumberland's second marriage.

Robert 30 draper and Ann 30 in 1841 are probably children of William's first marriage - to an Ann??

Qld. deaths usually have mother's maiden name but not this time.

Death 10 July 1879/C01854 Twine Anne - - * aged 69 years

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In the 1841 Census there are Robert Cumberland born 1806, Ellen Cumberland born 1816 and Ann Twine born 1811. Looking in the 1851 Census I can ind a Robert Cumberland, a farmer, born Houghton Rye, Beds with wife Eleanor . In 1861 they are in London and he is a Manufacturer born Houghton Regis, Beds

1813 Ann Cumberland Houghton Regis parents William and Susannah
1808 Robert Cumberland Houghton Regis parents William and Susannah

Thanks Emeltee.

I will check my notes tomorrow. I think there are 2x William Cumberland and something does not fit.
There are several topics and nothing was fully sorted previously.

Houghton Rye and Houghton Regis - I've not seen the images so I presume one is a transcription error.

Houghton Regis, just north of Dunstable is the correct one.

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Sorry Dave but you can forget the William/Susannah bit as they were still having children in the 1820's. Should have checked more thoroughly before I posted.

FreeReg have the following baptisms to a William and Ann in Houghton Regis
Sophia 1803
William 1806
Robert 1808
Sarah 1810

but no sign of an Ann.

Marriage by Licence in Linchlade/Linslade, Buckinghamshire19 Jan 1801
William Cumberland, Yeoman, Houghton Regis, Beds and Ann Cotching of Linchlade/Linslade
Witnesses William Hickenbottom and William Johnson

Thanks Emeltee.

This is complicated and I'll have to return to it tomorrow.

HO107 Piece 1757 Folio 31 Page 1
Civil Parish: Houghton Regis
Village: Houghton Regis
County: Bedfordshire
Registration District: Luton
Sub-RD: Dunstable
ED: 2a
No of Schedule: 3
Address: High Street
Thomas Cumberland Head Mar 71 Ag Lab Houghton Regis Bedfordshire
Hannah Cumberland Wife Mar 65 Labouerer's Wife Houghton Regis Bedfordshire
James Duchess Son-In-Law Mar 42 Ag Lab Houghton Regis Bedfordshire
Ann Duchess Dau Mar 41 Plaiter Houghton Regis Bedfordshire
Thomas Duchess Grand Son Unm 18 Farm Labourer Houghton Regis Bedfordshire

Not that Ann.

There's a Thomas bapt in HR in 1780 s/o Thomas and Susan Cumberland and a Thomas bapt in HR in 1781 s/o William and Ann.
There's a William bapt 1775 s/o William and Ann and a William bapt 1788 s/o Thomas and Susan.
There is also a Sophia Cumberland d/o William and Ann bapt in HR 1803, poss witness on Job Twine's first marriage??

Job TWINE & Elizabeth FLETCHER
14 Apr 1824 Great Gaddesden, Hertford, England
Marital Status Single
Spouse's Marital Status Single

His first marriage was to Elizabeth Fletcher (sp, otp) on 14 April 1824 in Great Gaddesdon, also by licence. Witnesses John Cumberland and Sophia Cumberland and James Fletcher. Record says with consent of guardians (?). Fletchers and Cumberlands might be related.

Elizabeth died 1830.

Thomas & Hannah ruled out as parents of Ann as they have a married dau Ann.

That leaves another Thomas and 2x William.

Not easy when you start guessing relationships in 1841 census.

The William baptised 1788 is unlikely to be the William who married Ann Cotching in 1801 as he would only be 13. He's more likely to be the William 1775 son of William and Ann.

FreeReg have the following baptisms to a William and Ann in Houghton Regis
Sophia 1803
William 1806
Robert 1808
Sarah 1810

Sophia is probably a sister so parents William (son of William & Ann) and Ann ?? but no baptism for a daughter Anne.

Age at death points to 1810 though.

What about Ellen age 25 in 1841? No baptism in Beds on FreeREG.

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