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101 1581/82 Williams, Sibyl (I355)
102 1626/1627 Vere, Lady Elizabeth (I6256)
103 1680/81 Lansdell, George (I1040)
104 1697/98 Lansdell, Mary (I1044)
105 1911 Census Index (www.1911census.co.uk):
Chelsea Registration District
George Herbert St Hill, 45
Ammabel St Hill, 39
Colline Ammabel St Hill, 11
Hereward Maryon St Hill, 6

New Zealand BMD Index (www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz)
1860/1529, marriage, Harry Goodlord St Hill
1861/1637, marriage, Jessy Herbertina St Hill, George Ruck Keene
1862/3165, birth, Charles Henry St Hill
1863/4759, birth, Frank Woodford St Hill
1865/6903, birth, George Herbert St Hill
1866/2154, death, Frank Woodford St Hill
1869/8952, birth, Mary Eveline St Hill
1874/12369, birth, Ralph Woodford St Hill
1889/2178, marriage, Charles Henry St Hill, Emily Mary Price
1904/6706, death, Ashton St Hill, 82Y
1918/24581, death, George Herbert St Hill
1952/32297, death, Emily Mary St Hill, 82Y
1954/33494, death Charles Henry St Hill, 92Y 
St Hill, Lt-Col Collis George Herbert (I11867)
106 20 Fitzwilliam Street Argent, Maria (I671)
107 20 Fitzwilliam Street Balls, Charles (I892)
108 20 Fitzwilliam Street, staying with daughter and son-in-law Argent, Robert (I1657)
109 Bigge, Katherine (I2224)
110 The Birmingham Pictorial and Dart (Birmingham, England), Friday, November 03, 1899; pg. 6; Issue 1,202.
At St. Martin's Parish Church, on the 25th October, the Rev. A.L. Kitching solemnised the marriage of Miss Lowe Lansdell Jenner, daughter of Mr William Henry Jenner, of Mitcham, Surrey, with Mr. Alfred Arton, son of Mr. George Oakes Arton, of Packwood and Birmingham.
Jenner, Louisa Lansdell (I6722)
111 A Foundling's Tale

The London Foundling Hospital admitted child number 9,817 on 12th September 1758. He was probably only a month or two old and the person depositing him into the care of the Governors - most likely his mother - would have known that she would never see him again unless her circumstances changed so dramatically that she was able to reclaim him. She would have drawn strength from the belief that the Hospital could offer her infant son a far better chance in life than she could, but it must have been a difficult parting.

She informed the authorities that he had been christened but they made no record of his name or, indeed, of hers. In order to allow for the possibility of her reclaiming him, they instead filled in a pre-printed form detailing the 'Marks and Cloathing of the Child'. This recorded that, on admission, he wore a cap made of Irish material with a long lawn border, a holland-edged forehead cloth and an Irish bib. A piece of the fabric of his purple and white gown was cut out and pinned to the record of his clothing. Today it appears to be brown and cream but the pattern of flowers and dots is distinct and feminine - probably taken from a dress worn originally by his mother and re-used to clothe her child. He had a flannel blanket overcast with blue worsted. His 'roller' was 'shoolen' bound with ash-coloured silk. His bed and clout were of Irish fabric as was his shirt which was trimmed with long lawn. There were no distinguishing marks on his body.

Although the Hospital baptism registers for 1758-59 do not survive, child number 9,817 would almost certainly have been baptised in the Hospital chapel the same day he was admitted. All children were allocated a new name on their admission - he was given the name Archibald Gore. The surname may have been that of one of the Hospital benefactors - it certainly appears more than once in the registers. Later the same day, he was dispatched to a wet nurse, Elizabeth Day of Chingford in Essex, on the outskirts of London. Unusually, he was returned to the hospital just over a year later, on 3rd October 1759, and two days later was sent into Hampshire into the care of a dry nurse, Judith Spike, who lived in the village of Stratfield Saye.

Archibald remained in Hampshire until he was 10 years old, avoiding the institutional life experienced by many of his fellow foundlings, but all that was to change in September 1768. On the 29th of that month, he was returned to the Bloomsbury-based Hospital and then, in the company of 29 other little boys, he left London for the last time on 10th October 1768 on his way to a new life in Yorkshire.

The children were sent to the Foundling Hospital's country branch in Ackworth in the West Riding. This had been established in 1757 and initially thrived because of considerable demand for apprentices from tradesmen and women across the north of England. One such tradesman, blacksmith Thomas Cox, presented himself at Ackworth Hospital on 19th October 1768 together with his certificate of good character which had been signed by B. Frank, presumably a parish officer in Campsall, Yorkshire where he was resident. The certificate confirmed that Thomas Cox was of the Protestant religion, that he was a householder and that he had the proper abilities to take on an apprentice and to instruct him in the business of a blacksmith. It also confirmed that his place of legal settlement was the parish of Hickleton in Yorkshire. Archibald Gore was apprenticed to Thomas Cox until he was 21 years old. Although the registers record that he was apprenticed on 19th October, the date of the indenture was given as 21st December 1768. Presumably it took some time to draw up the formal documentation and have it approved.

Archibald Gore must have successfully completed his apprenticeship as he himself became a blacksmith in the town of Wombwell near Barnsley in Yorkshire and many of his descendants followed him into that trade.

© Ruth Selman, 2010

Sources (London Metropolitan Archives):
A/FH/A/09/001/111 - Billet Book, Sep 1758
A/FH/A/09/002/003 (X41/4) - Foundling Hospital: General Register, 1758-59
A/FH/A/10/003/006 - Nursery Book, 1758-59
A/FH/A/10/004/001-002 - Inspection Books, 1749-58 & 1756-64
A/FH/A/10/006/001 - Register of children sent to Ackworth, 1757-72
A/FH/A/12/003/001 (X41/5A) - Foundling Hospital: Apprenticeship Register, 1751-69
A/FH/D/01/006/004 - Applications by masters to take apprentices, 1768 (Ackworth)
A/FH/Q/01/062 - Register of children received and apprenticed, 1757-70 (Ackworth)
A/FH/Q/01/068 - Register of children apprenticed, 1758-68 (Ackworth)
A/FH/Q/01/064 - General register of children, 1757-70 (Ackworth) 
Gower, Archibald (I7399)
112 To the pious memory of the Right Honourable the Lady Grace, Viscountess of Ardmagh, second daughter of the Right Honourable John Earl of Rutland, and in second marriage wife of Sir William Langhorn, Bart. who exchanged this life for a better the 15th of [sic] 1699/1700, in the 60th year of her age. Her mortal remains are here deposited, in hopes of a blessed resurrection, whose admirable endowments, conspicuous virtues, nobleness of mind, conjugal affection, sincere and exemplary piety, were illustrious instances that the wise King required no impracticable accomplishments in his perfect matron. Manners, Lady Grace (I11293)
113 A 20 year old single woman named Alice Edser was living with her and described as her sister. No further evidence of a sister or sister in law of that name has been found. Bennett, Mary Jane (I2472)
114 A 32 year old Mary Wordsworth is living in his household. She seems a bit too old to be his daughter and too young to be the mother of all his children so is yet to be placed in the family tree. Wordsworth, John (I9210)
115 A brass to her memory is in Henbury Church. Trevelyan, Beatrice (I2327)
116 A brass to his memory is in Henbury Church. Perceval, Ernest Augustus (I2333)
117 A case was heard at the Assizes in 1841 and then at appeal in the Queen's Bench in 1842 by which William de Montmorency's lessee, John Jack, sued William and Catherine Walsh for possession of a house and a few acres of land. This case provides evidence of the identity of William's mother and brother.

The house and land had been occupied by Mrs Mary Buggy from 1798 until about 1840. She was said to be carrying on an "illicit intercourse" with Sir William de Montmorency as a result of which she had sons, Haddock Morris and the lessee in the case, William de Montmorency. Haddock Morris and his wife Catherine had lived in the house with her until he died in about 1828. Catherine had shortly afterwards married William Walsh who had moved into the house. In about 1840, Mrs Buggy had given up possession of the house but William and Catherine Walsh had stayed there.

The ruling of the Assizes was in favour of William de Montmorency who had inherited his father's estates under the terms of his will. This was subsequently overturned at appeal under the Statute of Limitations. 
de Montmorency, William (I10648)
118 A codicil was added on 31 December 1889. Perceval, Spencer (I7599)
119 A death notice was placed in The Times, identifying Ann as the widow of John Lansdell of Brighton and Dorking. Earl, Ann (I5874)
120 A George Lansdell was the informant. Larkin, George (I5508)
121 A licence for John Pye of Deal, bachelor, and Ann Weller of the same place, spinster, 19, to marry at St Margaret's, Canterbury was issued. Family F1739
122 A licence was issued for Dudley St Leger of Deal, widower, and Mary Weller of the same place, widow, to marry at Sholden or Bekesbourne. John Hatch of Canterbury, goldsmith, was the allegant. Family F1740
123 A patron-submitted entry on the IGI suggests that John Sales married Elizabeth Walker at Ecclesfield on 27 Mar 1665. Sales, John (I13662)
124 A Stephen Kiddy, son of William and Ann, was baptised just a month later in Haverhill on 10 Jan 1768. Kiddy, Stephen (I12412)
125 According to a patron-submitted entry on the IGI, John Clarkson and Elizabeth Miller were married at Wentworth on 13 November 1722. Elizabeth (I13649)
126 According to a private "Act for Vesting the Manor of Bucksteep, and several Lands in Sussex, the Estate of Joseph Weller, Esq, in Trustees, to be Sold for Discharging the Incumbrances thereon, and applying the Surplus Monies to certain Uses and Trusts therein mentioned" of 1710, Stephen Weller, the eldest son of Joseph and Jane Weller "went beyond Sea about Ten Years since, and hath never been since heard of, but is by the Crew of the Ship in which he went affirmed to be Dead". Weller, Stephen (I6074)
127 According to Adam Baker, Thomas served in WW1 and re-enlisted to fight in WW2. He was killed when the troop ship he was travelling on was torpedoed and sunk off the Irish coast. Clayton, Thomas William (I4851)
128 According to Debrett's Peerage of Ireland, her family was associated with large landed property Weller, Jane (I2109)
129 According to Deirdre Le Faye, "Elizabeth Weller, a woman happily cast in a different mould from her husband, was an ancestress of Jane Austen who deserves commemoration. Though receiving only grudging assistance from her miserly father-in-law before he too died suddenly in 1705, of an illness that 'seiz'd his brains', she proved herself to be thrifty, energetic, a careful mother and a prudent housewife, and managed both to pay off her husband's debts and to give her younger sons a decent education." Weller, Elizabeth (I6379)
130 According to her great grandson, John Waters, she was given a gift of five sovereigns and a portrait of her deceased father, James Halls when she departed. Hall, Selina (I482)
131 According to his death index entry, he was aged 76 years 1 month and 25 days. Rooks, Isaac (I3943)
132 According to Jenni Campbell "Iden aged 40 with wife Mary Ann aged 41 and their family:- Iden 17; William Iden 16; Edith 15; Clara 13; Eva 10; Ernest Harold 6 and Ida Constance aged 4 arrived [in Australia] on the "True Briton" February, 1870 (refer fiche 291, page 002)."

William Louis King in his pedigree of the De Fynes family produced in 1906, claimed that Iden Henham (his second cousin) of Grove House, born 1829, removed about 1856 with his family to Melbourne, Australia. "All his sons being christened Iden, and living there 1906." 
Henham, Iden (I5072)
133 According to K.L. Watson, Emily Jane Sims was a "singer of quality" who went on a number of touring engagements. She was known professionally as Madam Lansdell Sims. She retired from this life to run a shop in Green Street Green, Kent. Lansdell, Emily Jane (I3494)
134 According to Pam Cooper, Gilbert Simons appears in the Cambridgeshire Hearth Tax Assessment of 1674 paying tax for three hearths in West Wratting. Symonds, Gilbert (I1409)
135 According to Pam Cooper, the West Wratting Parish Register Transcripts state that "he did in his last will bequeath to the poor of this parish the yearly sum of ten shillings". The will has been traced in the records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, but did not appear in early indexes. Symonds, Thomas (I1425)
136 According to Thomas Cox, Magna Britannia antiqua & nova: or, a new, exact, and comprehensive survey of the ancient and present state of Great-Britain. ... Collected and ..., London, 1738, Vol. 2 of 6 (available through Gales Eighteenth Century Collections), p.1134, describing Cranbrook, Kent:
"6. Plechenhurst, a Seat of the ancient Family of the Sharpeighs, who lived here many Generations, and Robert Sharpeigh was a Justice of Peace in the Reign of King Henry VII. but now is the Estate of Mr. Walter."

By my calculations, Robert Sharpeigh would have been an old man when Henry VII came to the throne and would have had to have survived his son and grandson, but it is not impossible he is the JP referred to in Thomas Cox's work. 
Sharpeigh, Robert (I7247)
137 According to William Louis King, she was the niece of Thomas Hugh Boorman of Brixton, Surrey, and East Peckham, Kent, who had been made a grant of arms. Boorman, Margaretta (I5074)
138 Adam Baker thinks he was a professional musician before the war, playing the banjo in dance bands, and has a photo of him with his
Clayton, Arthur (I4858)
139 Administration was granted to his nephew, Arthur Knighton Solomon. His effects were valued at £105. Solomon, George Henry (I13409)
140 Administration was granted to his sister, Julia Forbes. Wyndham, Spencer (I2377)
141 after coroner's inquest Parker, Charles (I707)
142 After moving around quite a bit, the family finally settled here in a little terraced cottage next to Boots the Chemist, which has since been demolished. Coe, Absalom "George" (I4974)
143 After the death of his wife and daughter, John Austen left £1,000 to Edgar Austen, only son of his "near relation", Henry Austen of Tunbridge. This bequest was revoked in his codicil date 14 July 1804 as Edgar had died by then. Austen, Edgar (I8738)
144 aged 15 Lansdell, Sophia (I745)
145 Aged 16, born in Weston, a visitor to the household of Eliza Newby, where her sister Martha was employed. Balls, Beatrice (I889)
146 aged 22 Simpson, Thomas Martin (I1237)
147 aged 24 Lawcock, Lavinia (I558)
148 aged 25 Ketteridge, Susan (I1913)
149 Aged 29 Sellors, Anne (I1002)
150 Aged 3 days. Sawyer, Lawrence (I5189)

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