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Houghton Conquest 1837 Census

In 1837 the Rector undertook the following voluntary census of Houghton Conquest [P11/28/4]. The results are as written.

Rectory.

Samuel Smith, butcher,38 Charlotte Smith, 34, Sarah Smith ,15 Aquilla Smith, 10
James & Dinah Smith, labourer, John Smith, 6, infant.

‘Old Workhouse’

Samuel Robinson, 60, labourer
Sarah Robinson, 50
Mary Ann Taylor, 18
Mary Robinson, 28
William Robinson,11
Charles Robinson, 17
Joseph Robinson, 14 

‘Old Workhouse’

George Traveller, 35, labourer
Mary Traveller, 30
Joseph Traveller, 12
John Traveller, 9
Ann Traveller, 7
Martha Traveller, 5
Richard Traveller, 2 

‘Old Workhouse’

Joseph Stratton, 50, labourer
Elizabeth Stratton, 50
Eliza Stratton, 23
Charlotte Stratton, 19
Edwin Stratton, 15
Lydia Stratton, 10

David Whiteman, 42, blacksmith
Ruth Whiteman, 40
Mary Whiteman, 4
Sarah Whiteman, 17
Charles Whiteman, 14
Elizabeth Whiteman, 12 

William Groomett, 78
Eliza Groomett, 76 

Thomas Green, labourer
Mary Green
Thomas Green, 15 

Lucy Foulkes, 65, widow

Edmund Day, 46, publican & blacksmith
Phyllis Day, 42
Edmund Day, 22
Sarah Day, 21
Daniel Day, 19
John Day, 17
William Day, 15
Dinah Day, 12
Thomas Day, 9
George Day, 7
James Day, 2

Samuel Fennell, 36, labourer and shopkeeper
Ruth Fennell, 32
Elizabeth Fennell, 11
Joshua Harrison, 70

William Gillett, 21, labourer
Pheby Gillett, 20
Samuel Gillett, ½ year

Charles Gostick, 24, shoemaker
Eliza Gostick, 22 

John Stokes, 40, labourer
Lucy Stokes, 38
Lucy Stokes, 4 

William Carter, 66‘infirmary’
Susan Carter, 60 

John King, 26, baker
Sarah King, 22 

John Armstrong, 56, farmer
Mary Armstrong, 40
Mary Ann Armstrong, 10
Antemiah Armstrong, 8
Sarah Augusta Armstrong, 7
John Armstrong, 6

David Bunyan, 42, labourer
Elizabeth Bunyan, 40
John Bunyan, 19
Mary Bunyan, 13
William Bunyan, 4 

William Chambers, 54
Elizabeth Chambers, 47 

James Fenner, 36, works on Mr Smith's farm, Stagsden
Elizabeth Fenner, 40
Elizabeth Fenner, 17
Mary Ann Fenner, 14
James Fenner, 11
Sarah Fenner, 6
Annotation: ‘James Fenner,& family moved near the Priory Farm, Bedford.

Joseph Traveller, 25, labourer
Harriet Traveller, 24 

Daniel Juffs, 35, labourer
Mary Juffs, 33
William Juffs, 13
Sarah Juffs, 12
John Juffs, 10
James Juffs, 8
Henry Juffs, 5
Betty Juffs, 2 

Joseph Woodham, 60, old soldier

Margaret Curtis, 58, housekeeper, with boy 13 & girl, 10

Thomas Traveller, 27, labourer
Sarah Traveller, 30 (ob.Aug 1837)
Ann Traveller (dau by former wife)
Annotation: ‘Thomas Traveller removed to How End Dec 1837 by the Chequers and married a woman the name of Babason from Toddington. Separated 2 months after, woman returning to Toddington. David Wightman succeeded him in this cottage, William Hostler's family living where D.W. formerly resided.’

John Topham, 72, School Master
Mary Topham, 70

Mary Ann Young, 27
Susan Young, 20 

Almshouses: Ellen Peck, 82, Elizabeth Elmer, 81, Whiteman, Sarah Geves, 84, widows

Godfrey, widower, 82 

James Atterbury, 38, wheelwright
Sarah Atterbury, 36
Mary Atterbury, 10
Rebecca Atterbury, 9
Emma Atterbury, 8
Joseph Cox, 26, assistant, ‘Haynes’ 

William Gostick, 50, carrier & shopsman
Sarah Gostick, 48 

Richard Whiteman, 26,
Mary Whiteman, 25
Joseph Whiteman, 3
Susan Whiteman 1¾ 

Thomas Brightman, 60
Susannah Brightman, 58
Josiah Brightman, 30
John Brightman, 25
Samuel Brightman, 18
Elizabeth Brightman, 21
Mary Brightman, 16
Joseph Brightman, 2
Elizabeth Brighhtman, 2, granddaughter 

John Savil, 46
Sophia Savil, 40
James Savil, 15
Samuel & Mary Savil, twins, 7
George Savil, 5

George Church, 43
Judy Church, 39
John Church, 19
Thoomas Church, 17
George Church, 15
Kezia Church, 14
Ann Church, 10
Catherine Church, 7
Priscilla Church, 5
Betsy Church, 3 

Blacksmith's Forge

John Kingham, 40, ‘irregular work at Mr Francis’
Anne Maria Kingham, 35
Thomas Kingham, 14
Mary Ann Kingham, 12
Esther Kingham, 10
Job Kingham, 8
John Kingham,6 

John Chambers, 40
Susannah Chambers, 36
Mary Chambers, 11
William
Anne
Francis 

Thomas Elmer, 30
Elizabeth Elmer, 28
Sarah Elmer
James Elmer 

George Busby, 26
Sophia Busby
Eliza Busby 

Wm & Eliz Taylor's  wife (Chappells wife's sister)  - transported -  Haynes – keeper 1835
Elizabeth Taylor, 14
Charles Taylor, 13
Mary Taylor, 10
Samuel Taylor, 4
[N.B. William Taylor was transported to Australia for ‘cutting & wounding’ Apr 1835 see Gaol Database]

William Neal, 25, ‘transported May 1837 for sheep stealing’
Sarah Neal, 23
Thomas Neal, 4
Ann Neal, 3

Robert Simpkins, 75
Elizabeth Simpkins, 74
Dinah Simpkins, 29 

John Penright transported with William Taylor

Note on side of page: Watchers 34-5 Sam Smith & James Stonebridge

John Quinby, 40, farmer, High Hills
Frances Quinby, 35
Joseph Quinby, 15
Sarah Quinby, 13
Samuel Quinby, 11
Richard Quinby, 7
Naomi Quinby, 3 

John Franklin, 40, farmer
Elizabeth Franklin, 38
John Franklin, 14
Sarah Franklin, 9
Mary Franklin, 8
Thomas Franklin, 6
Samuel Franklin, 5
Alfred Franklin, 4
Dorothea Franklin, 3

Hnery Smith, lame, donkey & cart
Ann Smith
William Smith, 6
Charlotte Smith, 3½
Sarah Smith, infant
‘All to the workhouse Nov 1837’ 

John Riddy lives with Harriet Chappell at Bedford. Transported May 1837.
Elizabeth Riddy, mother to daughter Diana, 2. 

David & Sophia Watts

Joseph Brinklow, 40
Ann Brinklow, 38
Jemima Brinklow, 19
Mary Brinklow, 18
William Brinklow, 17
George Brinklow, 13
Eliza Brinklow, 10
Elizabeth Brinklow, 8
John Brinklow, 6
Fanny Brinklow, 3 

William Watts, 45
Mary Watts, 42
Ann Watts, 16
Rhoda Watts, 14
Maria Watts, 8
Emily Watts, 5
Jacob Watts,  1 

Thomas Turvey, 35
Sarah Turvey, 40
James Turvey, 13
Thomas Turvey, 4
William Turvey, 2 

William Smith
Mary Smith
Children: James, William, Betsy, Samuel, Henry 

William & Susan Burnage
Children Samuel, George, Lucy & Joel 

James Goodman, gardener
Elizabeth Goodman
Charles Goodman, 12
Martha Goodman, 17
Elizabeth Goodman, 19
James Goodman, 22 

Moses Fossee, 50
Elizabeth Fossee, 38
Sarah Fossee, 16
William Fossee, 10
Ann Fossee, 4

Joseph Redman transported 1836 by Smith.
Elizabeth Redman,
James Redman, 21
William Redman, 18
Joseph Redman, 15
Mary Redman, 12
Maria Redman, 10
Ann Redman, 5
Jeffery Redman, 2 

Samuel Gillett,
Mary Gillett
James Gillett, 15
George Gillett, 12
Elizabeth Gillett, 16
Ann Gillett, 7
Mary Gillett, 4 

John King, 58
Mary King, 56
Elizabeth King, 14
John King, 6
Sally King, 5 

Willam McWilliams, 32 (Mr Cranfield, Harrowden)
Sarah McWilliams, 30
Jane McWilliams, 6
Ann McWilliams. 4
Emily McWilliams 1½ 

William King, 60
Mary King, 57
Richard King, 29
William King, 23
Sarah King, 17 

Thomas Dines, 40, Wilstead
Ann Dines, 42
Eliza Dines, 18
Mary Dines, 16
Sarah Dines, 15
Elizabeth Dines, 23 married at Marston
Samuel Dines, 9
Thomas Dines, 11
James Dines, 22
Joseph Dines, 7 

John Finch, 83, old man, deaf

Samuel Goodman, 27
Elizabeth Goodman, 25 

William Ward, 60, old soldier, pensioner
Elizabeth Ward, 57 

John Smith, 35
Ann Smith, 34 

James Stonebridge, 56
Mary Stonebridge, 52
Sally Stonebridge, 20
Elizabeth Stonebridge, 13
John Stonebridge, 7
Mary Ann Stonebridge, 3 

Matthew Turvey, 40
Elizabeth Turvey, 37 

Joseph Stonebridge, 80
Eliza Stonebridge, 70 

James & Fanny Thorpe, 2 children

William Cooper, 50
Martha Cooper, 46
[-]Butcher, lives with Cooper 

JohnSpring, 24
Harriet Spring, 22 ‘live at the farm house’

Richard Quinby & Newman live at Wilstead. 

Clement Francis, 36, farmer & Guardian, and his mother, 68

John Crawley, 70, carpenter
Fanny Crawley, 69 – died in the workhouse June 1837 

Mary Sharpe, 40, single woman, sick, died Feb 1838

James & Ann Dicks, small farmer, no children

Chapel End

Hostler, two yound women and an infant from Derby, daughters of William.

Thomas Brightman, shoemaker's shop

Daniel Thorpe, 45, works for Cranfield
Mary Thorpe, 42
William Thorpe, 23
Caroline Thorpe, 17
Robert Thorpe, 12 

John Wightman, 30, Works at How End
Milla Wightman, 28

Joseph Cooper, 25 ‘Juffs carpenter’
Lucy Cooper, 23
Louise, 2 

Thomas Watts, 70, ‘
Daniel Juffs transported Ann wife Busby’
Martha Watts, 68 

Joseph Juffs, 27
Ann Juffs, 24
Elizabeth Juffs, 2 

‘Carpenter, son of James’

James Juffs, 50
Elizabeth Juffs, 52
James Juffs, 20
Edmund Juffs, 14
Maria Juffs, 12
Elizaeth Juffs, 10 

John & Mary Chappell ‘Fenner’
John Chappell 2½ 

George Chappell – transported for sheep stealing
Elizabeth Chappell
Edward Chappell, 14
Ann Chappell, 12 

William Chappell, 30
Harriet Chappell, 28
Fanny Chappell, 8
Thomas Chappell, 6
George Chappell, 5
Elizabeth Chappell, 2
Joseph Chappell, infant 

John Seabrooke, 42
Sarah Seabrooke, 40
Ann Seabrooke, 18
John Seabrooke, 14

‘Allens – Hi-end’ 

George & Susan Cheshire, miller
Thomas Cheshire, 3
Elizabeth Cheshire, 5
Edmund Cheshire, 6 months.

How End

James Golding, 23, ‘George’
Amy Golding, 22
Elizabeth Golding, 3
Henry Golding, 1 

James Odell, 45 ‘Gudgin’
Elizabeth Odell, 40
Daniel Odell, 16
Thomas Odell, 14
Joseph Odell, 11 

Thomas Slater, 40
Ann Slater, 38
Thomas Slater, 20
Samuel Slater, 17
Richard Slater, 12
Sarah Slater, 15
Joseph Slater, 7 

Benjamin Lowe, 40
Sarah Lowe, 40
Thomas Lowe, 20
Mary Lowe, 17
John Lowe, 15
Lucy Lowe, infant 

William George, 50
Sarah George, 46
William George, 16
Thomas George, 18
Elizabeth George, 7 

Mrs Cherry, died July 1837

William Robinson, 50, foreman to Mr Swaffield
Mary Ann Robinson, 44
John Robinson, 20
Elizabeth Robinson, 18
Mary Ann Robinson, 17
Job Robinson, 13
Lovey Robinson, 12
William Robinson, 6
Jemima Robinson, 2½ 

James Smith, 36
Susan Smith, 34
Elizabeth Smith, 14
James Smith, 12
Louisa Smith, 10
Kezia Smith, 2½
Jacob Smith, 6
Richard Redman lives with Smith, 20 

John Chapman, 20
Rebecca Chapman, 20
Thomas Chapman, ½ 

Samuel Wooding, 27
Martha Wooding, 24
Joseph Wooding, 10 months

William & Sarah Joy
Abel Joy 3
Joseph Joy, 6 months 

Henry Penny = father Lovey – Ann Juffs married Buck End.
William transported for sheep stealing 1836 – Eliza Chappel
James to America 1836 

Alice Caves, widow
Jeremiah Caves, 9
Thomas Caves, 7
Alice Webb – mother – widow

Joseph Busby, 23
Lucy Busby, 22
William Busby, 5
Elizabeth Busby 2½
Infant 

Sarah Sinfield, 34, widow (2 months)
George Sinfield, 7
Susan Sinfield, 9
Elizabeth Sinfield 3½ 

James Thoroughgood, 20
Sarah Thoroughgood, 20
Elizabeth & Sarah Thoroughgood , twins, 2½
Mary Ann Thoroughgood, infant 

William Kempson, old, 70

Ann Woodland, widow
Thomas Woodland, 7
Mary Ann Woodland, 5 

James Facey, 80, very infirm, died Dec 1837
Ann Facey, 78
David Facey, 45 son
Mary Facey, 42
Mark Facey, 22
Ann Facey, 20
Lucy Facey, 18
William Facey, 12
Elizabeth Facey, 8 

John Middleton, 60 died Sep 1837
Esther Middleton, 56

1st: Catherine ‘Hansell’ 20 & John ‘Hansell’, 10
2nd: Francis Middleton, 20, John Middleton, 18, William Middleton, 14

William Haines, shoemaker

Jeremiah Webb, 34
Elizabeth Webb, 32
John Webb, 15
Charles Webb, 12
William Webb, 10
James Webb, 3
Josiah Webb, 7
Ann Webb, 1 

Thomas Bunker, 30
Sarah Bunker, 32

Thomas Dunkley, 20
Jane Dunkley, 19
James, Dunkley, 1
Infant 

John Smith, 40, farmer
Lovey Smith, 40 

George Webb, 40
Ann Webb, 36 ‘Green’
William Webb, 16
Elizabeth Webb, 10
James Webb, 6 

John Cherry, 30
Susan Cherry ‘Thomas’ 24
Elizabeth Cherry, 7
William Cherry, 3
Infant 

Joseph Thoroughgood, 47
Mary Thoroughgood, ‘Gudgin’ 46
James Thoroughgood, 20
Samuel Thoroughgood, 18
Ann Throughgood, 16 

Thomas Whiteman, 24
Elizabeth Whiteman ‘Smith’, 22
Sarah Whiteman, 4
Mary Whiteman, 2 

James Thoroughgood, 40
Catherine Thoroughgood ‘Allens’ 38 

Joel Caves, 23
Ann Caves, 22 ‘Cherry’
Sarah Caves, 6
Jane Caves, 5
George Caves, 4
Infant 

Richard and Mary Juffs, ‘Gudgin’
Thomas Juffs, 9
Rebecca Juffs, 7
Infant
Hannah Travel, 68,  widow – mother lives with them 

Mr William Allen, 50, sister Susan – widow, 56 & neice

William Woodwin, 50
Ruth Woodwin, 48 ‘Newman’
James, Woodwin, 20
Charlotte Woodwin, 18
Ruth Woodwin, 16
Eliza Woodwin, 22
Sophia Woodwin, 7
Peter Woodwin, 6 

John Millard, 28
Emma Millard, 30
Eliza Millard, child 

Joseph Bachelor, 24
Mary Bachelor, 23, ‘Franklin’
John Bachelor, 2½
Thomas Bachelor, infant 

David Dunkley, 40
Charlotte Dunkley, 37
Ruth Dunkley, 20
William Dunkley, 18
David Dunkley, 6
Charles Dunkley, 12
Sarah Dunkley,3
John Dunkley, 1 

Flowers Field, 40
Ann Field, 30 ‘Allens’ 

Charles Webb, 42
Martha Webb, 40 ‘Green’
Ann Webb, 14 

Richard Bunker, 27
Lovey Bunker, 30 ‘Green’
Joseph Bunker, 14
Samuel Bunker, 12
John Bunker, 7 

Robert Rickett, 24
Sally Rickett, 20, ‘Green’ 

Edward Arnold, 60
Mary Arnold, 58
Job Arnold, 26

William Bunker, 62
Sarah Bunker, 60 

Thomas & Hannah Thoroughgood ‘Green’

Mr Titus Cherry, 50
Ann Cherry, 44
Francis Cherry, 2
Charles Cherry, 20
Hannah Cherry, 18
Titus Cherry, 16
William Cherry, 14 

James Ferrer, widower for 1 year, 50 left June 1837
Maria Ferrer, 18
Thomas Ferrer, 16
Mary Ann Ferrer, 5
Francis Ferrer, 3 

Thomas Elston, 24, Turnpike
Mary Ann Elston, 22 

‘Thomas Braybrook and wife at the Tollgate November 1837 succeeded Elston’

Mr Green, 46
Miss Green, sister, 40 

Samuel Stonebridge, 26
Charlotte Stonebridge, 20,
Ann Stonebridge, 1 year 

Thomas Grommett, widower, 67
Ann Grommett, daughter, 32 

Thomas Bunker, 59
Susan Bunker, 50
Joseph Bunker, 16 

William Kempson, 32
Elizabeth Kempson, 30
Girl, 1 year

Joseph Bunker 

James Baker, 50, publican, Chequers
Mrs Baker, mother, 82 

Joseph Woodland, widower,
William Woodland, 18
Sarah Woodland, 15
Mary Woodland, 13
Flowery Woodland, 10
Charlotte Woodland, 12
James Woodland, 7

William & Mary Bunker ‘Green’
Elizabeth Bunker, 10
Theodosia Bunker, 7
William Bunker, 4 

John Dines, 58, died Sep 1837
Ann Bright, 45
Susan Dines, 21
David Dines, 25,
Milla Dines, 23
Rebecca Dines, 19
Ann Dines, 17
Joseph Dines
Maria Odel
Emma Dines
Thomas Travel
Thomas Gurney 

Samuel Saunders, 48
[?] Saunders, 46 

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