Child(s) from Roch
#George Child(s) - ( possibly brother of Thomas b 1814) born Roch 1809/11 married Phebe Thomas b Roch 31.5.1812 on 15.5.1829 in Llawhaden. Occupation Agr labourer living at East Hook Lodge
"On the 1841 census, there are three entries for East Hook. Firstly East Hook Hall, presumably the Georgian farmhouse, which was occupied by a Sophia Freeman and a Henry Freeman. The census does not state the relationship between the two, but both were stated to be of independent means. Secondly East Hook Lodge, which showed that there were two families living here, namely a Thomas and Elizabeth John and their 5 children, and also a George and Phebe Childs and their 3 children"
Catherine Isaac and Sarah
The history of East Hook can be traced back to September 1624
On the 1851 census listed as George Chiles living at East Hook Cottage Ag labourer with wife Phebe 'wife on a farm' and daughters Sarah and Ann
East Hook Cottage today.....Click to view
In 1871 George was an Insurance Agent possibly leaving his 'book' to his son Isaac when he died
Children Catherine 1829, Isaac 1832 Sarah 1838, Ann 1840
Isaac Childs 1st marriage 30. 12. 1855 to Mary Ann Williams , Swansea, St James Burial 1870 Llangynwyd.
1861 census Isaac was a lodger in Swansea described as a Journeyman. No trace of Mary Ann.
2nd Margaret Lewis 24.6.1873 Swansea St James (b1842 Llanmadock - d1925) Isaac stated he was a widower on the 1871 census with a housekeeper living in looking after the children. Margaret appeared on 1881 and 1891 census sheets with Isaac ( occupation Insurance Agent ) and in 1901 as a widowed Lodging House Keeper with son Ewart aged 19.
Isaac Died 11.11.1891 At Picton Cottage Newton Oystermouth leaving £1,500 to his son GAK Childs of 11 Alford St Edge Lane Liverpool
Children George Atherton Kneale b1865, Theresa Anne 1866 both born Swansea (mother Mary Ann Williams)
Ernest ( Ewart) George G 1882 b Newton Swansea Glamorgan Married Jessie ? 1911 living in the Mumbles with widowed mother Margaret 69 & children Ernest Leonard 4 and Margaret 9 mths. Died Sept 1971 aged 89
George Atherton Kneale moved to Liverpool. Married - Marion Mary Griffreys Foulkes , Wavertree St Bridget Liverpool 17.07.1887. ( Daughter of Marsden Faulkes- no trace ) b Llansanffraid
In 1881 Marion ( known as Mary ) was working in Liverpool as a nursemaid for a wealthy Cotton Broker in Orrel Park Walton on the Hill West Derby Lancashire. Father Isaac listed as 'Gentleman' on the marriage certificate. GAK Died Bristol 1906
1881 Occupation, Clerk in Shipbrokers office Swansea , 1891 Occupation, Stationers Clerk West Derby, 11 Alfred Street. 1901 Census no sign of George AK in any area of the UK.
Children Elizabeth 1888, Marion 1889, Margaret Theresa 1890, Walter b 1893, Eleanor 1896, Ethel 1899 all born West Derby Liverpool,
Walter born 23.04.1893 he wasn't baptised until 11.10.1899 in Anfield - father George listed as a cashier
Walter missing from 1901 Census together with his father, he was called up aged 24 in WW1 in 1917
1911 Mary aged 41 General Domestic Servant living with Elizabeth Margaret Walter Eleanor and Ethel 48 Morecambe St Liverpool. Walter was a Bootdealer's Assistant. Mary possibly was not aware that her husband had died in 1906
Elizabeth b1888 married Alfred Shipton in 1912, they had four children Alfred, Sydney, Doris and Edna. Alfred fought in WW1 and died aged 31 in 1920.
The descendants of Walter remained in Liverpool, it is a great grandson who we are in contact with. Walter married Nora O'Neill in Birkenhead Cheshire in 1918 and died in 1964
James O'Neill was Nora's grandfather born c1826 in Ireland, he was a labourer & lodger in Birkenhead in 1851. Various spellings O'Neil, O'Neal, McNeal and O'Neill. Married Martha also from Ireland, original spelling was O'Niel.
Hugh, Nora's father born Birkenhead married Theresa Gallagher in 1882, her parents Charles and Mary were living in Birkenhead in 1871 and both born in Ireland, but it appears Theresa and her sister were born in Scotland, so perhaps her parents settled there first? On the 1881 census Theresa was working as a live in servant /nurse in Birkenhead..
In 1901 aged 75 James was in the Union Workhouse Birkenhead aged 75 yrs
Theresa Ann. Never married was a school mistress for many years in Oxfordshire and a church organist in Westcote Chipping Norton. Died 1950 Church Farm Lower Hilfield Sherborne Dorset, left £2086 to Midland Bank Trustees
A member of the family Leslie Childs emigrated to the USA , found on the passenger list of the 'Philadelphia' departure Southampton 22.2.1902 arrival Ellis Island 1.3.1902
Older History of Child(s) born in Roch ( Still being researched as need to established where they fit into the extended family tree)
Isaac Child born c 1710 Roch died 1779 married Hannah born 1712 died 1772 Roch
- Isaac Childs born 1740 Roch died 1787
- Henry Child b 1744 Roch Died Llangwm1826
- Henry married Lettice Gwyther in 1775 Lettice b1745 - d1808
Children John born 1777, Elizabeth b 1778, Isaac b 1780*, Martha b 1781
John Farmer Southwood Farm Roch died 1857married Jane Llewelyn -
Isaac Child * born Roch 1780 died 1840
- Married Mary 1810
Children John b1814, Anne b 1822, Eliza b 1825, Martha b 1820, Margaret b 1824
Thomas Childs born Roch 1814 brother George# sons of John Child b 1777
Thomas had 8 children
Son - John Childs b1854 ran Winterton Farm, Marloes, Pembrokeshire he died age 32
Farmer 230 Acres Employing 2 Laborers 2 Boys 2 Girls
Jane Wade Childs b 1856 widow of John Childs b1854, running Roch Farm in 1911 - died 1916 leaving £1,500 to her sons George Richard Childs and William Wade Childs farmers
Daughter of John Childs, Rosa married William Roberts of Slad(e) Farm Roch in Roch Church and left £2191 in her Will to her spinster daughter Eileen Roberts in 1954
If anyone has clarifications, amendments or further information on the family please contact us we will be happy to hear from you!.