Some of the Families of Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England


Charles Downing-548 was born before 1840 in , Northamptonshire, England.

KNOWN only from marriage of his daughter.

He had the following children:

  F i Rebecca S Downing-547

John Wooding-549 was born before 1750 in , , England. He married Sarah-550 about 1769/1770.

DATA from Jane Davies of Canada. She assumes he married in 1769 or 1770.

Sarah-550 was born before 1750 in , , England. She married John Wooding-549 about 1769/1770.

DATA from Jane Davies of Canada. She assumes she married in 1769 or 1770.

They had the following children:

  M i Mark Wooding-551 was born in 1771 in Turvey, Bedfordshire, England.

DATA from Jane Davies of Canada. He is the first known child in this family.

William Smith-553 was born before 1748 in , , England. He married Sarah Wooding-552 on 1 Dec 1766 in Turvey, Bedfordshire, England.

MARRIAGE from Turvey parish register as reported by Jane Davies of Canada. He was of Little Houghton, Northants. Witnesses T Woodin, M Litchfield.

Sarah Wooding-552 was born before 1748 in , , England. She married William Smith-553 on 1 Dec 1766 in Turvey, Bedfordshire, England.

MARRIAGE from Turvey parish register as reported by Jane Davies of Canada. She was of Turvey.


Joseph Wooding-554 was born about 1815 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. He married Elizabeth-1109.

CENSUS 1841 of Northampton as reported by Margaret Carr (email Mar 2002). Age not given.

CENSUS 1851 at Yardley Hastings, Ref HO 107/1738, enumerator 1b, folio 27, page 10, schedule 37, age 35, a mason's labourer.

KNOWN from son's marriage certificate.

Elizabeth-1109 was born about 1818 in Daventry, Northamptonshire, England. She married Joseph Wooding-554.

CENSUS 1841 of Northampton as reported by Margaret Carr (email Mar 2002). Age not given.

CENSUS 1851 at Yardley Hastings, Ref HO 107/1738, enumerator 1b, folio 27, page 10, schedule 37, age 32, a lace maker.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Wooding-525
  F ii Ann Wooding-1110 was born about 1828 in , , England.

CENSUS 1841 of Northampton as reported by Margaret Carr (email Mar 2002). Age 13.
  F iii Sarah Wooding-1111 was born about 1832 in , , England.

CENSUS 1841 of Northampton as reported by Margaret Carr (email Mar 2002). Age 9.
  M iv William Wooding-1112 was born about 1837 in , , England.

CENSUS 1841 of Northampton as reported by Margaret Carr (email Mar 2002). Age 4.
  M v John Wooding-1113 was born about 1839 in , , England.

CENSUS 1841 of Northampton as reported by Margaret Carr (email Mar 2002). Age 2.
  F vi Elizabeth Wooding-1114 was born about 1845 in , , England.

CENSUS 1841 of Northampton as reported by Margaret Carr (email Mar 2002). This does not make sense as she gave her birth date as about 1845!
  M vii William Wooding-1406 was born about 1840 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

CENSUS 1851 at Yardley Hastings, Ref HO 107/1738, enumerator 1b, folio 27, page 10, schedule 37, age 10, a scholar.
  M viii Joseph Wooding-1407 was born about 1842 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

CENSUS 1851 at Yardley Hastings, Ref HO 107/1738, enumerator 1b, folio 27, page 10, schedule 37, age 8 a scholar.
  M ix Eli Wooding-1408 was born about 1846 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

CENSUS 1851 at Yardley Hastings, Ref HO 107/1738, enumerator 1b, folio 27, page 10, schedule 37, age 4.
  F x Rosanna Wooding-1409 was born about Jan 1851 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

CENSUS 1851 at Yardley Hastings, Ref HO 107/1738, enumerator 1b, folio 27, page 10, schedule 37, age 3 months.

Joseph Bedford-555 [Parents] was christened on 21 Jan 1821 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. He died on 22 Oct 1906. He married Sarah Briggs-556 on 9 Jan 1855 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

BAPTISM from Yardley Hastings Parish records, NRO ref. 377p/4, no.147.

TRANSPORTED to Tasmania on the Tortoise in 1842, age 21. Mitchell Library ref. 0266 P1-3 CY1197.

MARRIAGE from Tasmanian civil records 1803-1899 on CD. Age 31 which put birth at 1824.

NOTE the following note comes from Robyn Eastley of the Archives Office of Tasmania via Andrea Jane Marks,
"Joseph Bedford was a convict per Tortoise arrived Feb 1842.. He served his sentence at Green Ponds, Campbell Town Oatlands Bagdad and Brighton. He was at one time assigned to John Hayes at Bagdad in whose House he later married. (AOT correspondence file) Bedford married Sarah Briggs aged 20 in the House of John Hayes according to the rites of the Congregational Church on 9 Jan 1855 (RGD 48/1855) The witnesses were George Page and Mary Ann Page. George Page, aged 26 married Mary Ann BRIGGS, aged 17 at Brighton on 21 March 1853. The marriage took place at St Marks Pontville and this is the only Church in Tasmania that notes names of parents prior to 1898. The parents of Mary Ann Briggs and I assume by association of Sarah Briggs were Benjamin and Lydia Briggs of Brighton."

NOTE Andrea Marks found his funeral notice in the Sydney Morning Herald, for Tuesday 23rd Oct 1906, placed by Mr & Mrs John Wolstenholme and family. Mrs Wolstenolme was obviously his daughter. (email 3 May 2003).

Sarah Briggs-556 [Parents] was born about 1835. She died on 28 Jan 1903 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She married Joseph Bedford-555 on 9 Jan 1855 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH date from age at marriage. Andrea Marks places it two years later.

MARRIAGE from Tasmanian civil records 1803-1899 on CD. Age 20. See also additional note on husband.

DEATH from Andrea Marks' tree, she has the death certificate and found it from newspaper (Hobart Mercury) files. I can not find it in the Tasmanian records..

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Bedford-557 was born on 19 May 1857 in Brighton, Tasmania, Australia. She died in 1925.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899.

DEATH from Andrea Marks' tree. This lists two marriages, clidren, grandchildren and two gt-grandchildren.
  F ii Elizabeth Ann Bedford-558 was born on 14 Jun 1860 in Brighton, Tasmania, Australia. She died on 16 May 1875 in Brighton, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899.

DEATH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899. Andrea has 10th.
  F iii Phoebe Amy Bedford-559
  M iv William Joseph Bedford-560
  M v Arthur Bedford-561 was born on 3 Oct 1868 in Brighton, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH from LDS Taslink CD.

NOTE on Andrea Marks' tree his wife and five children are listed..
  F vi Edith Mary Bedford-562 was born on 11 Dec 1870 in Brighton, Tasmania, Australia. She died on 16 Apr 1946.

BIRTH from LDS Taslink CD.

DEATH from Andrea Marks' tree. This lists four more generations including herself.
  F vii Francis Ida Bedford-563 was born on 12 May 1874 in Brighton, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH from LDS Taslink CD.!BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899.

William Joseph Bedford-560 [Parents] was born on 8 Oct 1865 in Brighton, Tasmania, Australia. He died on 1 Sep 1949. He married May Thelma Eliza Jackson-564 on 3 May 1858 in Brighton, Tasmania, Australia.

Other marriages:
Cartledge, May

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899.

MARRIAGE (1886)from Tasmanian civil records both aged 20, at Brighton. To References given 21 and 37 in year 1886.

MARRIAGE (1899) from Andrea Mark's tree.

DEATH from Andrea Marks' tree.

May Thelma Eliza Jackson-564 was born on 23 Dec 1865. She died on 3 May 1898 in Brighton, Tasmania, Australia. She married William Joseph Bedford-560 on 3 May 1858 in Brighton, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH from Andrea Marks' tree.

MARRIAGE from Tasmanian civil records both aged 20, at Brighton. To References given 21 and 37 in year 1886.

DEATH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899. Age 32.

They had the following children:

  F i Ruby Isola Bedford-1015 was born on 24 Jan 1887.

DATA from Andrea Marks' tree. It lists her husband, 1 child and 1 grandchild.
  F ii Vera Warburton Bedford-1016 was born on 25 May 1888.

DATA from Andrea Marks' tree. It lists her husband also.
  M iii William Robert Hepburn Bedford-577 was born on 26 Oct 1889 in Brighton, Tasmania, Australia. He died on 20 Sep 1946.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899.

DEATH from Andrea Marks' tree.

NOTE the tree also lists his wife, 8 children14 grandchildren and 4 gt grandchildren.
  M iv Leslie Vivian Bedford-1014 was born on 2 Dec 1891.

DETAIL from Andrea Marks' tree. She lists his wife also.
  F v Clarace Edith Rebina Hepburn Bedford-565
  M vi Clarence Reginald Bedford-566 was born on 29 Nov 1895 in Brighton, Tasmania, Australia. He died on 16 Nov 1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was buried in Field of Mars Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899..

DEATH and BURIAL from tombstone with his sister's family. Reginald C (Dick) Bedford, late 1st AIF 16 Nov 1949 age 53.

George James Underwood-567 [Parents] was christened on 21 May 1820 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. He died on 15 Jun 1913 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He married Catherine Magquire-1090 on 14 Mar 1853 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Other marriages:
Kelcher, Bridget

BAPTISM from Yardley Hastings Parish records, NRO ref. 377p/4, 128. Named George James here, though from Transportation on he seems to have used only James.

NOTE from Rod Warnock (email Mar 2003) in 1838 he was fined ten pounds for poaching. 6th Oct 1840 was invovled in the death of John Dunkley, game-keeper. Transported to Tasmania. By 1845 was on the first stage of parole. In 1854 was granted conditional pardon. More detail from court and convict records:- tried Northampton Assizes 1 March 1841 and sentenced transportation for life for "shooting and wounding a person of which he died". He arrived in Hobart per "Tortoise" on 19 February 1842 . (CON 33/17; CON 14/13). He was a 3rd Class Prisoner. Ship, HMS Tortoise. Arrived: 19 Feb 1842. Tonnage: 1000 tonnes. Master: Captain J HOOD RN. Surgeon: BROWNING. Sailed: 26 October 1841from Plymouth. Voyage: 146 days. Prisoners: 400 males No females. 3 deaths on voyage. Tried Northampton Assizes 1 March 1841. Life. Emabrked: 30 August 1841 Arrived: 19 February 1842. Protestant Can read & write. Transported for shooting & wounding a perdon of which died. Good report and known health report good. Married. Stated this offence maslaughter a game warden Lord Northampton's. I was poaching Joseph BEDFORD on boar and shot David DUNKLEY the gamekeeper. Once fined £10 poaching 2 years ago. Trade Bricklayer & Labourer. Height: 5 feet 4 inches. Age 22 years. Complexion: Fresh. Head Oval. Hair Black. Whiskers Black. Visage Oval. Forehead Medium. Etebrows Black.
Eyes Hazel. Nose large. Mouth large. Chin large. Native Place: Yardley Eastern. Period of Probation; Three years. Relased from !st Stage fof probation 19th Feb 1845. REMARKS: 10/42 Good, 11/42 Good, 12/42 Good,
3/43 Sick in Hospital, 4/43 Good, 5/43 Orderly, 1/44 Good, 2 Sep 1845 Mrs Berthon CROSS MARSH.
17 Feb 18853 Recomm. for C.P. 7 Feb 1854 C.P. Approved. Period of probation - 3 years. Station of Gang Impression Bay, 21 July 1843 Wedge Bay Misconduct in having a pair of good boots improperly in his possession.

TRANSPORTED to Tasmania on the Tortoise in 1842, age 21. Mitchell Library ref. 0266 P1-3 CY1197.

MARRIAGE (1852) from Tasmania BMD CD. Age 31.

MARRIAGE (1853) from Tasmania BMD CD. Age 30 (which is understated).

DEATH at 15 Queens Street N, Hobart. afed 85, gentleman, living 6 males 4 female descendants, cause of death Senile decay, reported by Dr Sprott.

NOTE Rod Warnock lists 10 children naming John, Mary, William, Ada, Sarah, Jesse who I have not named, however I am not sure of his dates so cannot match these against my un-named children.

Catherine Magquire-1090 was born in 1830 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. She died on 27 Mar 1912 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She married George James Underwood-567 on 14 Mar 1853 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Other marriages:
Melia,
Murry,

BIRTH from email Rod Warnock (March 2003).

NOTE from Rod Warnock (email Mar 2003) gives court record as follows: Maguire Catherine alias Ann MELIA alias Elen MURRAY. 5 ft 1 inch 20 Housemaid 7 years Liverpool. Mr MURRAY (indistinct). Mr MELIA I lived with him 12 months. Ribbons pro GRAHAM at Chester. 4 months for boots. 3 months for shifts.

NOTE also from RW convict record 41/31. MAGUIRE, Catherine, alias Ann MELIA alias Ellen MURRAY
Tried Nether Knutforf Assizes 17 February 1851. 7 years. Arrived 10th August 1851. Cannot read or write. RC Transported for larceny and previous conviction of felony. Good Report. One felony once acquitted of felony 5 times summarily. Married/1 child/ stated this offence stealing ribbons Mr GRAHAM. 4 months for boots 3 months for shifts. Single. Good Report.

NOTE also from RW - more from convict records. Trade: House [keeper]. Height 5 feet 1 inch, Age 20.
Complexion sallow. Head medium. Hair red. Visage oval. Forehead high. Eye brows light. Eyes Hazel. Nose medium. Mouth medium. Chin medium. Native place Liverpool. Remarks: Face and arms much freckled (indistinct) on right arm. 11/53 married James UNDERWWOD Ticket of Leave 9 May 1854. Oct 24/54 Recomm for a CP. 14 August 1855 Conditional Pardon applied. Cert. Hobart 2 March 1859. SERVICES - 14 August H. C.
February 24/52 ?/ B WHITE Argyle Place.

MARRIAGE from Tasmania BMD CD. Age given as 22, name spelled McQuire, though at birth of children it is spelled Maguire.

NOTE the four children listed after 1866 are listed as the children of Ellen Maquire except the last who is listed as a child of Helen. Did Catherine change her name or are these children of another marriage or even another James. Sheree Facey says that she saw a record long ago which stated that she changed her name from Catherine to Ellen "after she married", though this does not match the children birth records, it does confirm that she is the same person.

DEATH from Rod Warnock ( email Mar 2003). Died at Cathedral Street, Hobart, issue 6 males, 4 females, cause of death Bronchitis and Cardiac Disease, signed by Dr Sprott.

They had the following children:

  M i James Underwood-580 was born on 16 Feb 1854 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899. There are to records the birth record for 16th and a christening record for the day before!

NOTE Rod Warnock (email Mar 2003) lists his spouse as Jane Williams married 7 Dec 1874 in Hobart. Andrea Marks (email Mar 2006) add 9 children as well as death dates for him and his wife..
  M ii Thomas Underwood-586
  M iii Underwood-581 was born on 24 Jan 1858 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899.
  F iv Underwood-1500 was born in 1860 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

NOTE detail from a list from Andrea Marks (email Mar 2006).
  M v Underwood-582 was born on 10 May 1862 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899. No name given.
  M vi Underwood-583 was born on 20 Sep 1864 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899. No name given.
  F vii Ellen Underwood-579 was born on 10 Feb 1866 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899. mother Ellen Maquire, no first name listed.

NOTE Rod Warnock (email Mar 2003) gives the name as Ellen, and says she married James Hicks, 21 Apr 1887 at Hobart.
  M viii Underwood-584 was born on 14 Oct 1868 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899.no name given, mother Ellen Maquire.
  F ix Mary Jane Underwood-585 was born on 4 Mar 1871 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899. mother Ellen Maquire.
  F x Ada Underwood-578 was born on 23 Dec 1873 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She died in 1946 in West Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899. mother Helen Maquire.

DEATH from a sheet from Andrea Marks, place of death unsure.

William Downing-120 [Parents] was christened on 29 Apr 1810 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. He died on 19 Aug 1885 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He married Sarah Brooks-569 on 1 Oct 1850 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Other marriages:
Wooding, Hannah

BAPTISM from Yardley Hastings Parish Records, NRO ref 377p/3. Parents listed.

MARRIAGE (1839) based on St Catherine's index for 3rd qu 1839 ref Hardingstone 15 - 355.

NOTE Sheree Facey says he was deported to Australia in 1842. He was accused of shooting the gamekeeper of the Marquis of Northampton, along with his two cousins Joseph Bedford and George (known as James) Underwood. Since none would admit who did the shooting all were sent to Tasmania. She gives baptismal date.

TRANSPORTED to Tasmania on the Tortoise in 1842, age 31. Mitchell Library ref. 0266 P1-3 CY1197.

MARRIAGE 1850 from Tasmanian civil records on CD. Age listed simply as adult.

DEATH from TASlink CD, age 76.

Sarah Brooks-569.Sarah married William Downing-120 on 1 Oct 1850 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

MARRIAGE from Tasmanian civil records 1803-1899 CD. Age given only as "adult".


William Downing-570 [Parents] was christened on 26 May 1771 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. He was buried on 15 Sep 1823 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. He married Elizabeth-571 about 1803.

Other marriages:
Robinson, Letitia

BAPTISM from Yardley Hastings parish records, NRO ref. 377p/3.

MARRIAGE (1790) from Yardley Hastings Parish records, NRO ref. 377p/7, both of the parish, no. 18.

MARRIAGE (1803) only known from baptismal records of children.

NOTE listed as a wheelwright in 1818 and 1820, (but a carpenter in 1814, though this could be a copying error as the person above him in the register was a carpenter).

BURIAL from Yardley Hastings Parish Records, NRO ref. 377p/12 (LDS 6129515), no. 162, aged 52, no other identification.

Elizabeth-571 was born about 1781 in , , England. She was buried on 5 Oct 1820 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. She married William Downing-570 about 1803.

BIRTH from age at death.

BURIAL from Yardley Hastings Parish Records, NRO ref. 377p/12 (LDS 6129515), no. 110, aged 39. Listed as wife of William.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Downing-701 was born about 1803. She was buried on 10 Sep 1803 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

BURIAL from Yardley Hastings Parish records, NRO ref. 377p/3, LDS film 6129506.
  F ii Mary Downing-574 was christened on 2 May 1805 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Yardley Hastings Parish Records, NRO ref 377p/3.
  M iii John Downing-573 was christened on 28 Sep 1806 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. He was buried on 13 Oct 1823 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Yardley Hastings Parish Records, NRO ref 377p/3.

BURIAL from Yardley Hastings Parish Records, NRO ref. 377p/12 (LDS 6129515), no. 168, identified only by name and age of 21.
  F iv Jane Downing-572 was christened on 5 Jun 1808 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Yardley Hastings Parish Records, NRO ref 377p/3, LDS 6129506.
  M v William Downing-120
  F vi Ann Downing-575 was christened on 26 Jan 1811 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Yardley Hastings Parish Records, NRO ref 377p/3.
  F vii Sarah Downing-576 was christened on 1 Nov 1812 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Yardley Hastings Parish Records, NRO ref 377p/3.
  M viii Francis Downing-674 was christened on 4 Mar 1814 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. He was buried on 13 Mar 1814 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Yardley Hastings Parish records, NRO ref. 377p/4, no.21.

BURIAL from Yardley Hastings Parish Records, NRO ref. 377p/12 (LDS 6129515), no. 12, a few days old.
  F ix Elizabeth Downing-675 was christened on 12 Feb 1818 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. She was buried on 3 Mar 1818 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Yardley Hastings Parish records, NRO ref. 377p/4, no.92.

BURIAL from Yardley Hastings Parish Records, NRO ref. 377p/12 (LDS 6129515), no. 72, aged 1 week.
  M x Letitia Downing-598 was christened on 23 Apr 1820 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Yardley Hastings Parish records, NRO ref. 377p/4, no. 125
.

Thomas Underwood-586 [Parents] was born on 29 Nov 1855 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He married Elizabeth Williams-587 on 23 Jan 1877 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899.

MARRIAGE from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899. listed only as adult.

NOTE Andrea Marks (email Mar 2006) lists five children, plus the death dates of the parents..

Elizabeth Williams-587 was born before 1855. She married Thomas Underwood-586 on 23 Jan 1877 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

MARRIAGE from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899. Age given as adult.

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