Saturday Night Genealogy Fun — Who Is #42 on Your Ahnentafel List?

 Calling all Genea-Musings Followers: 

 It is Saturday Evening once more – 

Time for some extra Family tree Enjoyable!!


Right here is your task, must you resolve to simply accept it (you ARE studying this, so I assume that you just actually need to play alongside – cue the Mission Unimaginable music!):

1)  Have you ever recognized #42 in your ahnentafel checklist?  If not, how about #21 the mom of #42?  If not, how about #10 in your ahnentafel checklist?  Do you even have an ahnentafel checklist?  


2)  Anyway, inform us about your #42 ancestor (or #21, or #10, and so on.) – full title, mother and father, partner, youngsters, beginning, baptism, loss of life, marriage, burial, and so on.  

2)  Inform us about it in your individual weblog submit, in a remark to this submit, or in a Fb Standing submit.  Please depart a hyperlink in a remark to this submit.


Here is mine:

#42 on my ahnentafel checklist is John Wealthy (1789-1868) of Hilperton, Wiltshire, England.

John Wealthy, my third great-grandfather, was in all probability born between 1789 and 1794, since he was listed as age 47 within the 1841 census, age 58 within the 1951 census, age 70 within the 1861 census, and age 79 in his burial report in June 1868.  

The mother and father of John Wealthy usually are not recognized with assurance.  They could be Robert and Betty (Sly) Wealthy of Trowbridge, who had a son John baptized 3 Mar 1793 Trowbridge.  They could be William and Betty (Noad) Wealthy of Trowbridge, based on Ancestry’s “Potential Ancestors” characteristic.  There was a John Wealthy christened in Hilperton on 27 September 1789, son of John and Mary Wealthy; nonetheless, this can be a John Richman (additionally an ancestor of mine!).

This John Wealthy is the one male with surname Wealthy born between 1785 and 1795 residing in Hilperton within the 1841, 1851 and 1861 Census returns for Wiltshire.  

The primary report for John Wealthy is his marriage report.  John Wealthy and Rebecca Hill had been married by banns in Hilperton Parish Church by curate J. Bailes on 14 February 1815, and each signed by their mark.  George Hill and Isaac Hiscock had been the witnesses.

John and Rebecca (Hill) Wealthy had eleven youngsters.  They had been:  James (1816), Ann (1818), John (1818), William (1821), John (1822), Jesse (1822), Hannah (1824) Emma (1827), Elizabeth (1828), William (1830) and Samuel (1833).

The baptisms of the youngsters of John and Rebecca (Hill) Wealthy are within the Hilperton parish church data.  Three of the youngsters, Hannah (born 1824) , William (born 1830) and Samuel (born 1833) had been baptized on 19 February 1837.  John’s occupation is given as weaver.

Within the 1841 Tithing and Land Apportionment taken 27 Feb 1841 (copied from massive map and rolls of data in Wiltshire County Report Workplace in Trowbridge), John Wealthy occupied land leased by Grace Shrapnell:  

#51:  home and backyard, space 0a 1r 3p, tithing 0L 2s 0p.
#52:  backyard                   space 0a 0r 12p, tithing ——-

Heaps 51 and 52 are situated in Hilperton Marsh, on the south aspect of what’s now Horse Street reverse St. Mary’s Shut.

Within the 1841 Census for Wiltshire,  the John Wealthy household resided in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England.  The family included:

*  Jno Wealthy – age 47, male, a weaver, born Wiltshire
*  Rebecka Wealthy – age 55, feminine, born Wiltshire
*  James Wealthy – age 18, male, born Wiltshire
*  Elizabeth Wealthy – age 16, feminine, born Wiltshire
*  Hannah Wealthy – age 15, feminine, born Wiltshire
*  William Wealthy – age 10, male, born Wiltshire
*  Samuel Wealthy – age 7, male, born Wiltshire

Within the 1851 Census for Wiltshire, the John Wealthy household resided in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England.[3] The family included:

*   John Wealthy – head, age 58, hand loom weaver, born Hilperton
*  Rebecca Wealthy – spouse, age 63, born Hilperton
*  William Wealthy – son, age 21, weaver, born Hilperton
*  Samuel Wealthy – son, age 18, India rubber employee, born Hilperton

Within the 1861 England and Wales Census, John Wealthy (age 70, married, a woolen material weaver, born in Hilperton, Wiltshire) and Rebecca Wealthy (age 75, married, born in Hilperton, Wiltshire) resided in Hilperton, Wiltshire.

The burial report for John Wealthy signifies that he resided in Hilperton Marsh, buried on 8 June 1868, age 79, i n the Hilperton church yard.  There isn’t a extant grave marker for John or Rebecca (Hill) Wealthy.


I’m descended from Hannah Wealthy (1824-1911), who married James Richman (1821-1912) in 1845 in Hilperton.  

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