Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Jefferson

The first person in my tree with this surname is Winifred Jefferson.

My ancestral line is:

1. Lois Whimpey

2. Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009)
3. Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990)

6. Wilfred Palmer Marr (1892-1955)
7. Edith Meriden Docwra (1904-1948)

14. Harry Docwra (1866-1934)
15. Emily Alice Oliver (1877-1925)

28. Alfred Docwra (1824-1903)
29. Mary Scott (1830-1885)

56. Tempest Sell (1787-1861)
57. Jane Docwra (1800-1840)

112. Simeon Sell (1753-1822)
113. Edith Leete (1765-1798)

224. Tempest Sell (1714-bet 1761 and 1776)
225. Mary Leete (1726-?)

448. Henry Sell (1684-?)
449. Bridget Tempest (1690-?)

896. John Sell (1644-1726)
897. Margaret Nightingale (1650-1719)

898. William Sell (abt 1620-1669)
899. Winifred Jefferson (1621-1682)

Winifred (Winefride) Jefferson was christened on 25 February 1621 at Tadlow, Cambridgeshire, England3.  Her parents were Robert Jefferson and Marie.

Winifred married William Sell on 11 April 1644 at Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire, England2.  They had 8 children, who were all baptised at Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire:

  • John baptised 25 Jan 16441
  • Mary baptised 9 Jun 16461
  • William baptised 2 Feb 16471, buried 15 Dec 16551
  • Henry baptised 4 May 16501
  • Marcy baptised 2 Mar 16521
  • William baptised 17 Feb 16561
  • Nathaniell baptised 20 Apr 16591
  • William baptised 4 Oct 16631

Winifred was buried 31 August 1682 at Bassingbourn1.

3584. Robert Jefferson.
3585. Marie Chester.

Robert married Marie Chester on 23 October 1613 in Tadlow, Cambridgeshire, England2.  So far, I have found 5 children to Robert and Marie.

  • Winifred – refer above
  • Francis christened 7 Nov 1624 at Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire3
  • Agnes christened 8 Jun 1628 at East Hatley3
  • Robert christened 4 Dec 1631 at Hatley St George3
  • Rebecca christened 22 May 1634 at Hatley St George 3

FamilySearch also has the following christenings in Tadlow between 1613 and 1621 that may be children of Robert and Marie – there are no relationships listed for these entries:

  • Peter christened 27 Mar 16143
  • Marie christened 4 Mar 16153
  • Elizabeth christened 18 Oct 16183
  • Anna christened 23 Jan 16193
  • Marie christened 4 Mar 16203

There are also 2 other christenings in Tadlow during this period – Samuell christened 13 Jan 1621, parents Edmond and Anne3, and Alice christened 23 Jan 1619, parents Henrie and Helen3.

Edmond and Henrie may be brothers of Robert, but I have not been able to find baptism entries for them yet, to be able to confirm this.

Sources:

  1. Cambridgeshire Family History Society, St Peter & St Paul Bassingbourn, CD-ROM Database (N.p.: Cambridgeshire Family HIstory Society, n.d.).
  2. England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N22G-GHM : accessed 27 February 2016)
  3. “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database,FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NR7R-GFX : accessed 27 February 2016),

 

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