The Thomas family of Whitchurch, Hannington, and Baughurst

William Thomas = Jane Traish

     |         other children

Jane Thomas = William Rolfe

      |         other children

Elizabeth Rolfe = Henry Baggs

      |         other children

Walter Baggs = Alice Jane Ferry

      |         other children

Ruth Elizabeth Baggs = Reuben Alexander Beck

F3. JANE ROLF(E)/ROFF born THOMAS

Jane Thomas was born about 1783 and christened on the 28th September that year at St John the Baptist's church, Hannington (as Jenny).1

She married [F2] William Roff on the 30th June 1806, in Dummer.2

Their children were: Julia (c. 1808 1870, b. Newton, Hampshire), [F1] Elizabeth (18131885), Rachel (18171896), John (18201821), and Robert (18221892), all apart from Julia born in Baughurst.3

Described as a poor person, Jane Rolfe died of liver complaint / a diseased liver at about 11:30am on the 10th September 1837, in St Mary Bourne. She was buried in Dummer on the 15th of that month.4

Jenny Thomas was the third child and second daughter of [F4] William and [F5] Jane Thomas.5

 

1 "England Births and Christenings, 15381975," database, FamilySearch: 30 December 2014, Jenny Thomas, 28 Sep 1783, citing Hannington, Hampshire, reference item 4, FHL microfilm 1,596,135; death certificates

2 parish register

3 parish register, census returns; information from Vivien Ryder

4 death certificates; exceptionally, there are two distinct death registrations for Jane Rolfe, cross-referred, one anomalously referring to her burial rather than her death

5 FamilySearch; Kingsclere Families [link now dead, and apparently not archived]


F4. WILLIAM THOMAS

William Thomas was born around 1758. A farmer, he married [F5] Jane Traish at Whitchurch, Hampshire, on the 21st October 1779, by licence.1

Their children were: Fanny (1780 after 1809), William (1781 ?), [F3] Jane (17831837), Elizabeth (17861819), Thomas (17881848), Daniel (17911842), and Robert (1794 ?); Elizabeth and Thomas were born at Ecchinswell, all others at Hannington.2

His body was buried at Whitchurch on the 14th March 1803.3

 

1 "England Marriages, 15381973," database, FamilySearch: 10 December 2014, William Thomas and Jane Traish, 21 Oct 1779, citing Whitchurch, Hampshire, reference index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, FHL microfilm 1,041,304; Hampshire Marriage Registers; Kingsclere Families [link now dead, and apparently not archived]

2 Kingsclere Families; according to Kingsclere families William was the second child and second son of the James Thomas who married Rebecca Jenkins at Whitchurch on 19 January 1756, but no evidence is given for his birth or baptism (the marriage is confirmed by "England Marriages, 15381973," database, FamilySearch: 10 December 2014, James Thomas and Rebecca Jenkins, 19 Jan 1756, citing Whitchurch, Hampshire, reference index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, FHL microfilm 1,041,304

3 Hampshire Burials

 


Suggestions for further research

All source references to the now defunct Kingsclere Families website need to be checked. My recollection says they're reliable, but really they all need confirmation in primary sources.

Beyond that, no progress can be made without first locating birth/baptism and parentage for [F4] William Thomas.


 


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This page was last revised on 2023-11-02.

 

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