- William (192-B) - not yet identified this William
- Thomas (96)
- Thomas (96-H)
- Francis (96-A)
- John (96-B) - nothing further known
- Wilson (48)
- Joseph (96-C) - nothing further known
- William (96-D) - nothing further known
- Francis (192-F)
- Thomas (192-FB)
- Francis (192-FF) - only recently discovered record for his baptism
- John (192-H)
- Francis (192-HB) - nothing further known
- John (192-HC) - nothing further known
- Thomas (192-HD)
- Zacharias (192-HE) - nothing further known
- Joseph (192-HF) - nothing further known
- Zachariah (192-I) - no children identified
Great (6) Great (12) Great (24) Grand (48) Sons (96) of Francis Stafford (192) - His parents (384)
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Son of Thomas (96) of Francis (192)
Thomas Stafford (96-H) and
(I believe this to be the correct Thomas in this generation because of the ages at which they married. It is possible that this is wrong, or that a Thomas Stafford moved into the area from further afield.)
Thomas was baptized of 15 Jul 1750 at Medbourne to Thomas and Sarah Stafford he appears to have been the only child of this marriage. Sarah then died and his father married Judith.
Thomas married Elizabeth Edgley at Weston by Welland on 20th October 1767.
They had five children baptised at St. Mary's Church, Weston by Welland.
|Hannah||21 Apr 1769||Weston by Welland||96-HA|
|Catharine||9 Dec 1771||Weston by Welland||96-HB|
|Dorothy||24 Apr 1774||Weston by Welland||96-HC|
|Ann||12 Jul 1778||Weston by Welland||96-HD|
|John||5 Aug 1781||Weston by Welland||96-HE|
There are two entries in the Weston by Welland burial
register in 1800.
Elizabeth Stafford buried 21 November
Thomas Stafford buried 29 November
After the entry for Elizabeth is S60
After the entry for Thomas is S63
I assumed that these have something to do with the ages. If these are this couple then this does not seem to refer to their age.
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Francis Stafford (96-A)
and Rebekah Meadows
Francis was baptized on 5th Jun 1752 at St. Giles' Medbourne to Thomas and Judith Stafford.
He married Rebekah Meadows by licence on 20th Sep 1781 at Medbourne.
They had four children baptized at Medbourne.
|John||6 Jul 1782||Medbourne||He was buried 13 Jul 1782||96-AA|
|Meadows||12 Sep 1784||Medbourne||96-AB|
|John||27 Dec 1786||Medbourne||Died 30 Nov 1814||96-AC|
|Rebecca||21 Feb 1792||Medbourne||Married Robert Pateman 2 Feb 1810 by Licence in Medbourne||96-AD|
Francis died 3rd April 1801.
Gravestones in Medbourne
 In memory of Rewbekah the wife of
who departed this life
April the 3rd 1801
in the XLIn year of her life
There is also an entry in the Burial Register - 6 Apr 1801.
 In memory of Francis Stafford
February 15th 1831
aged 78 years
There is also an entry in the burial register - 19 Feb 1831.
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Wilson Stafford (48) and Jane
Wilson was baptized at St. Giles' Medbourne on 19 February 1759 to Thomas and Judith Stafford.
Jane is probably the daughter of William and Hannah Cook and was baptized at Twyford on 7 Dec 1766.
Interior of St. Andrew's Twyford
Wilson married Jane Cook at Twyford on 16 Nov 1786.
They had five boys all baptized at Ashley.
|William||13 May 1787||Ashley||48-A|
|Francis||5 Sep 1790||Ashley||24|
|John||4 Aug 1793||Ashley||48-B|
|Samuel||23 Dec 1798||Ashley||Died 1877 in Ashley||48-C|
|Thomas||6 Jan 1805||Ashley||48-D|
There is reference to 'Willson Stafforde' in the Poor
Law index under 'Poor Rate' for 1807. Without having viewed the document
I presume this means that he was assessed to pay the rates for poor law
relief. He is listed as 'Owner & occupier of land'.
Wilson was bequeathed thirteen pounds in his Fathers's will, to be paid a year after his death. The will was executed, by Wilson's brother Francis, on 27 May 1797.
Wilson died 24 Jun 1835 in Ashley aged 77 and was buried in Ashely 27 Jun 1835.
Jane died 20th Jan 1825 in Ashley aged 60.
Their gravestone is in the Churchyard at Ashley.
In the memory of WILSON STAFFORD, who died June 24th 1835, aged 77 years. Also of JANE his wife, who died Jan. 20th 1825, aged LX years. "With joy may we our course pursue, And keep the crown of life in view, That crown which in one hour repays, The labour of ten thousand daye."
Wilson made his will 1 Jun 1835. He is described
as a 'Wheelwright and Carpenter' of Ashley.
He left to William to sum of five shillings.
To Francis the sum of ten pounds.
To John the sum of ten pounds.
To Thomas the sum of ten pounds.
All this was to be paid 'out of my dwelling house'.
The will appears to say that he also left to Francis 'my weaving'.
His household furniture and money was to be divided between Francis, John, Samuel and Thomas. All the residue going to Samuel.
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Thomas Stafford (192-FB)
and Alice Wade
Thomas was baptized on 19th May 1755 in Ashley to Francis and Ann Stafford.
Thomas and Alice were married by banns on 11 Feb 1773 at Medbourne cum Holt.
They had one child baptized at Medbourne.
It is possible that this couple also had two children baptised at Foxton
in 1785 and 1790 (about 5 miles east of Medbourne) but I cannot be certain
about this. There was also a Thomas Stafford who married an Alice in Pickwell
|John||21 Dec 1773||Medbourne||192-FBA|
Thomas was buried in Ashley 12 Sep 1830 aged 75.
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Thomas Stafford (192-HD)
and Jane Ward
Thomas was baptized at St. Mary's Ashley 16 May 1763 to John and Ann Stafford
Thomas married Jane Ward (of Ashley) 14 Jun 1780 in Ashley.
They appear to have had 6 children baptized at Ashley Parish Church
and then 6 at Ashley and Wilbarston Independent Chapel (which register
records them as living in Ashley Parish).
|Elizabeth||12 Nov 1780||Ashley||192-HDA|
|Francis||15 Sep 1782||Ashley||192-HDB|
|John||19 Dec 1784||Ashley||192-HDC|
|Ann||27 Oct 1786||Ashley||192-HDD|
|Thomas||2 Nov 1788||Ashley||192-HDE|
|Jane||19 Aug 1790||Ashley||I think she is in the 1841 Census with brother Edward||192-HDF|
|Mary||19 Sep 1792||4 Nov 1792||Ashley & Wilbarston Ind||192-HDG|
|William||15 Mar 1794||13 Apr 1794||Ashley & Wilbarston Ind||192-HDH|
|Hannah||6 Apr 1796||1 May 1796||Ashley & Wilbarston Ind||192-HDI|
|Susannah||28 Dec 1797||21 Jan 1798||Ashley & Wilbarston Ind||In 1881 Census she is an unmarried Annuitant in Leicester||192-HDJ|
|Edward||28 Jan 1804||1 Apr 1804||Ashley & Wilbarston Ind||192-HDK|
|Samuel||11 Dec 1807||21 Feb 1808||Ashley & Wilbarston Ind||Died 10 Dec 1827 aged 20 Ashley||192-HDL|
Westhorpe, Ashley - behind which was the Ashley & Wilbarston Independent Chapel
Jane was buried 30 Jan
1850 in Ashley aged 90.
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1775 American War of independence begins
1778 Britain declares war on France
1779 First steam-driven spinning loom
1780 Britain declares war on Holland
1783 Treaty of Versailles ends the American War of Independence
1788 First European settlers arrive in Australia
1791 Ordnance Survey established
1793 France declares war on Britain
1795 Methodists separate from the Church of England
1796 Spain declares war on Britain
Ireland put under martial law
Edward Jenner vaccinates against smallpox
1798 Beginning of the Romantic Movement
1799 Britain becomes the first nation to introduce a national Income Tax
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