Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


James Thurtell HEYS 1-H0536 was born 2 about Nov 1839 in Chedgrave, Norfolk. He died in ?. James married 3, 4 Elizabeth Middleton BLUNDERFIELD-B0526 on 24 Oct 1867 in Holy Trinity, Loddon, Norfolk.

James was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Chedgrave, Norfolk. He was described as aged 1 year and living in the house of Elizabeth Heys aged 70.. He was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Bridge Street, Bungay, Suffolk. He was described as scholar at a school for latin, french and music. He was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in Hales Green, Loddon, Norfolk. He was described as farmer's son. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in Mettingham, Suffolk. He was described as farmer of 190 acres, employing 5 men and 2 boys. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in High Road, Mettingham, Suffolk. He was described as farmer of 285 acres (empl 10 men and 3 boys), aged 41 years. He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in Beccles Road, Mettingham, Suffolk. He was described as Farmer. He was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in Yarmouth Road, Ellingham, Norfolk. He was described as farm bailiff and estate agent. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 28, Murray Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. He was described as Retired Farmer, aged 71 years.

The origins of James is not clear. At birth, he was registered as James HEYS ( Loddon District, Dec quarter of 1839). In the 1841 census, aged only 1 year, he is with 70 years old Elizabeth Heys in Chedgrave. In 1851 he is a scholar at a private boarding school in Bungay and appears to be learning latin, french and music. By 1861 and 21 years old, he is living with James Watson THURTELL (aged 49) and his wife of 1 year (Louisa) Ann (aged 31- nee Abrahams). He is still listed as James HEYS but shown as the son of James Watson THURTELL. Ann is too young to be his mother. James Watson THURTELL is a farmer of 540 acres and employs 30 people and was recorded as unmarried in the 1851 census.

A possible explanation is that James HEYS was the illegitimate child of James Watson THURTELL and an unknown HEYS (perhaps a daughter of Elizabeth Heys) - having the christian name James supports this possibility. Perhaps something happened to the mother and so the child was initially looked after by his maternal grandmother, then sent to boarding school and then went to, perhaps, his only remaining family James Watson THURTELL.

When he married Elizabeth Middleton BLUNDERFIELD in 1867, he gave his name as James Thurtell HEYS.

Their first child was registered in 1868 with the name Rosa Maria Thurtell HEYS.

In the 1871 census, he and his family used the surname THURTELL, however, when the birth of their second child was registered in 1874 the name James Edward Thurtell HEYS was used. Perhaps he thought the Registry Office were more likely to check the names than the census.

James Watson THURTELL died about May 1876.

In May 1880, he is referred to as James Thortle in the codicil of Francis BLUNDERFIELD's will (B0604).

In the 1881, 1891 and 1901 census, he and his family used the surname THURTELL.

Interestingly, in the 1881 census, Emily THURTELL is living with them. She is single aged 19 years and shown as James's sister. Probably a daughter of James Watson THURTELL and

Elizabeth Middleton BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B0526 was born 1 in Jan 1846 in Loddon, Norfolk. She was christened 2 on 29 Mar 1846 in the Wesleyan Chapel in Bungay, Suffolk. Elizabeth married 3, 4 James Thurtell HEYS-H0536 on 24 Oct 1867 in Holy Trinity, Loddon, Norfolk.

Elizabeth was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Hales Hall, Loddon, Norfolk. She was described as a Farmer's Daughter aged 5 years. She was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk. She was described as a Visitor and a Farmer's Daughter, aged 15 years. Elizabeth was at the home of her eldest brother Francis. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in Mettingham, Suffolk. She was described as Wife aged 25 years. She was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in High Road, Mettingham, Suffolk. She was described as Wife aged 35 years. She was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in Beccles Road, Mettingham, Suffolk. She was described as Wife aged 44 years. She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in Yarmouth Road, Ellingham, Norfolk. She was described as Wife aged 54 years. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 28, Murray Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. She was described as Wife, aged 65 Years. Married for 43 years and given birth to 2 children, both were still living.

The 1911 census shows that James and Elizabeth had two children

They had the following children.

  F i
Rosa Maria Thurtell HEYS-H0486 was born 1 about Aug 1868 in Mettingham, Suffolk.

Rosa was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in Mettingham, Suffolk. She was described as . She was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in High Road, Mettingham, Suffolk. She was described as Scholar, aged 12 years. She was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in Beccles Road, Mettingham, Suffolk. She was described as .

See the notes regarding her father's surname
  M ii
James Edward Thurtell HEYS-H0487 was born 1 about May 1874 in Mettingham, Suffolk.

James was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in High Road, Mettingham, Suffolk. He was described as Scholar, aged 6 years. He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in Beccles Road, Mettingham, Suffolk. He was described as farmer's son.

See the notes regarding his father's surname

James COLE 1-C0504 was born about 1793 in Godshill, Isle of Wight. James married 1 Martha URRY-U0548 on 01 Jan 1820 in Godshill, Isle of Wight.

Martha URRY [Parents] 1-U0548 was born on 12 May 1802 in Godshill, Isle of Wight. She died on 07 Jan 1841 in Arreton, Isle of Wight. Martha married 1 James COLE-C0504 on 01 Jan 1820 in Godshill, Isle of Wight.

They had the following children.

  M i Francis Henry COLE-C0403 was born on 14 Dec 1836. He died on 04 Aug 1919.

Francis Henry COLE [Parents] 1-C0403 was born on 14 Dec 1836 in Godshill, Isle of Wight. He was christened on 07 Feb 1837 in Godshill, Isle of Wight. He died on 04 Aug 1919 in Boscombe, Hampshire. Francis married 1 Elizabeth ROWLAND 1-R0409 on 08 Dec 1870 in Stepney, Middlesex.

Elizabeth ROWLAND 1-R0409 was born about 1841 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She died on 18 Jul 1920 in Bournemouth, Hampshire. Elizabeth married 1 Francis Henry COLE 1-C0403 on 08 Dec 1870 in Stepney, Middlesex.

They had the following children.

  F i Agnes Irene COLE-C0306 was born on 18 Feb 1873. She died on 27 Sep 1957.

James ROGERS 1-R0510. James married Jane URRY-U0549 in 1821.

Jane URRY [Parents]-U0549. Jane married James ROGERS-R0510 in 1821.


Thomas HILLIER 1-H0535. Thomas married Elizabeth URRY-U0529 on 12 Apr 1818 in Arreton, Isle of Wight.

Elizabeth URRY [Parents]-U0529 was born in 1796 in Newchurch, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. She was christened on 05 Jul 1796 in Newchurch, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Elizabeth married Thomas HILLIER-H0535 on 12 Apr 1818 in Arreton, Isle of Wight.


Duncan C SPENCER-S0113.

Pamela F BARTON [Parents]-B0108.

Other marriages:
EDWARDS, Craig A

They had the following children.

  M i Alexander SPENCER-S0003.
  M ii Donald SPENCER-S0004.

Patrick John TAAFFE-FINN-T0312 was born about 1866 in Ballymote, Co Sligo, Ireland. He died on 11 Sep 1949 in Ashwick, Somerset. Patrick married 1 Agnes Irene COLE 1-C0306 on 14 Aug 1901 in Croydon, Surrey.

Died at Gatcombe House, Ashwick, Somerset

Agnes Irene COLE [Parents] 1-C0306 was born on 18 Feb 1873 in Croydon, Surrey. She was christened on 26 Mar 1873 in Croydon, Surrey. She died on 27 Sep 1957 in Batheaston, Somerset. Agnes married 1 Patrick John TAAFFE-FINN-T0312 on 14 Aug 1901 in Croydon, Surrey.

Marriage Notes:

Married at St Johns


John RICHES 1, 2, 3-R0805 # was born about 1730. He died in Nov 1797 in Fritton, Norfolk. He was buried on 22 Nov 1797 in Fritton, Norfolk. John married 1, 4 Tabitha THROWER-T0801 # on 26 Sep 1756 in Fritton, Norfolk.

Other marriages:
ROBERTS, Sarah
HOBBS, Sarah

Tabitha THROWER [Parents] 1-T0801 # was born on 26 Dec 1735 in Fritton, Norfolk. She was christened on 13 Jun 1736 in Fritton, Norfolk. She died in Jul 1774 in Fritton, Norfolk. She was buried on 14 Jul 1774 in Fritton, Norfolk. Tabitha married 2, 3 John RICHES-R0805 # on 26 Sep 1756 in Fritton, Norfolk.

They had the following children.

  M i William RICHES-R0704 # was born about May 1757. He died on 24 Dec 1845.
  M ii John RICHES-R0708 was born about Apr 1760.
  M iii
George RICHES 1, 2-R0709 was born about Oct 1766 in Fritton, Norfolk. He was christened on 02 Nov 1766 in Fritton, Norfolk.

George worked 3 as Weaver on 13 Nov 1797.
  F iv Ruth RICHES-R0718 died in ?.
  M v
James RICHES 1, 2-R0719 died after Nov 1797.

James worked 3 as Miller on 13 Nov 1797 in Fritton, Norfolk.

John RICHES 1, 2, 3-R0805 # was born about 1730. He died in Nov 1797 in Fritton, Norfolk. He was buried on 22 Nov 1797 in Fritton, Norfolk. John married 1, 4 Sarah ROBERTS 1, 3, 5-R0806 on 10 Oct 1774 in Fritton, Norfolk.

Other marriages:
THROWER, Tabitha
HOBBS, Sarah

Sarah ROBERTS 1, 2, 3-R0806 was born in Hempnall, Norfolk. She died before 1792. Sarah married