Ancestors - Sarah Wagstaffe of Tirley (General)

by FreddoBee, Saturday, December 26, 2020, 00:37 (1208 days ago)

I am trying to find ancestors of Sarah Wagstaffe b Tirley 1737, who is my 4 times great grandmother, married to John Watts b Hasfield 1738 .

Thank you for any help.

Ancestors - Sarah Wagstaffe of Tirley

by MPGriffiths @, Saturday, December 26, 2020, 09:32 (1207 days ago) @ FreddoBee

As Tirley is on the River Severn - there is around that time, baptisms of children : father: Thomas , mother, Mary, WAGSTAFF

John - 1737
Thomas - 1739
Mary - 1744
Edward - 1746


may be these are siblings and Thomas was a boatman and went up and down the Severn.

What family names did Sarah and her husband name their children?


John WATTS aged 21 a Yeoman of Hasfield, and Sarah WAGGSTAFFE aged 22, residence of Tirley, were married by Licence/Bond - (FOD records)

Ancestors - Sarah Wagstaffe of Tirley

by FreddoBee, Saturday, December 26, 2020, 23:01 (1207 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

Many thanks for your reply.


John WATTS aged 21 a Yeoman of Hasfield, and Sarah WAGGSTAFFE aged 22, residence of Tirley, were married by Licence/Bond - (FOD records)

Their children were:

James b 1760
Elizabeth b 1762
Sarah b 1767 married Henry Boulton (b 1765 in Norton) in Tirley in 1789, my 3 x great grandparents
Mary b 1769
John b 1772
Hesther b 1777

Ancestors - Sarah Wagstaffe of Tirley

by MPGriffiths @, Sunday, December 27, 2020, 12:46 (1206 days ago) @ FreddoBee

Wagstaffe of variations of ..... doesn't appear in too many Forest of Dean records. There are a few in Hartpury, including a Thomas Wagstaffe born 1709.

There is a Sarah Wagstaff christened 16 December 1736, Hanbury, Worcestershire, parents John and Sarah


Can only assume the family were involved in sailing up and down the River Severn etc. and were married by Licence as they weren't in a place too long.

Ancestors - Sarah Wagstaffe of Tirley

by FreddoBee, Sunday, December 27, 2020, 23:20 (1206 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

Thank you for your reply.

I will keep searching.

Through in-laws I discovered that there are Wagstaffs in Stourbridge. Perhaps my Wagstaff ancestors came from there.

I've had my DNA processed and now one of my in-laws will get hers processed and see if we have a common match with Stourbridge Wagstaffs.

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