Person:Francis Forsey (1)

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Francis Forsey
m. 6 Nov 1788
  1. Elizabeth Forsey1793 - 1874
  2. Sarah Forsey1797 - 1853
  3. Francis Forsey1803 - 1885
  4. Mary Ann Forsey1810 - 1872
  5. Susan Forsey1815 - 1890
  • HFrancis Forsey1803 - 1885
  • WFanny North1806 - 1893
m. 10 Oct 1833
  1. John Olive Forsey1834 -
  2. Sarah Forseyabt 1837 - 1919
  3. Jane Forseyabt 1839 -
  4. James Forseyabt 1845 -
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Name Francis Forsey
Gender Male
Birth[1] 28 Jan 1803 Winsham, Somerset, England
Christening[1] 6 Mar 1803 Winsham, Somerset, England
Marriage 10 Oct 1833 Winsham, Somerset, Englandto Fanny North
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Winsham, Somerset, EnglandFront Street
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Winsham, Somerset, England
Census[4] 7 Apr 1861 Winsham, Somerset, EnglandBack Street
Census[5] 2 Apr 1871 Winsham, Somerset, EnglandFore Street
Census[6] 3 Apr 1881 Winsham, Somerset, EnglandFore Street
Burial[8] 17 Mar 1885 Winsham, Somerset, England

Francis Forsey was born on 28th January 1803 at Winsham in Somerset, son of Sarah Forsey, formerly Hawkins, and her husband Francis Forsey, a labourer. Francis was one of at least five children. In 1821 his mother Sarah died.

Francis was married aged 30 on 10th October 1803 to Fanny North, who was 27 and also from Winsham. They appear to have had four children together between 1834 and about 1845. Their second child was born at Combe St Nicholas, a few miles from Winsham, but they had returned to Winsham before the birth of their third child. In the 1841 census Fanny and the children were living at the hamlet of Bridge to the west of Winsham parish, whilst Francis was away from home on census night living in Winsham village with a widow named Frances Forsey and her children, whose husband Thomas Forsey had died a few months earlier - their connection to Francis has yet to be ascertained.

By 1851 Fanny and Francis were living in Winsham village. Each census from 1851 to 1881 finds Fanny and Francis living in the village, consistently living on Fore Street after 1871. Fanny worked as a laundress and charwoman.

Francis died in 1885, being buried at Winsham on 17th March, aged 82. Fanny survived him by seven years.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Winsham baptisms, in United Kingdom. FreeREG - British Parish Register Transcripts and Indexes, Primary quality.

    No.6
    Born: 28 Jan 1803
    Baptised: 6 Mar 1803
    Name: Francis
    Parents: Francis & Sarah
    Surname: Forsey

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1-1465 Census Returns: 1841 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 949; Book 10; Folio 12; Page 16, 6 Jun 1841, Primary quality.

    Address: Front Street, Winsham, Somerset
    Frances Forsey, female, 50 [1786-91], Ind (Widow), born in county
    William Forsey, male, 25 [1811-16], Carpenter, born in county
    Thomas Forsey, male, 20 [1816-21], Carpenter, born in county
    Robert Forsey, male, 15 [1821-26], Carpenter, born in county
    George Forsey, male, 13 [1827/8], Cordwainer, born in county
    Charles Forsey, male, 11 [1829/30], born in county
    James Forsey, male, 9 [1831/2], born in county
    Abigail Forsey, female, 7 [1833/4], born in county
    Francis Forsey, male, 40 [1796-1801], Carpenter, born in county

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1466-2531 Census Returns: 1851 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 1928; Folio 188; Page 18, 30 Mar 1851, Primary quality.

    Address: Winsham Village, Winsham, Somerset
    Francis Forsey, head, married, male, 50 [1800/1], Carpenter, b. Winsham, Somerset
    Fanney Forsey, wife, married, female, 45 [1805/6], b. Winsham, Somerset
    John Forsey, son, male, 15 [1835/6], Carpenter, b. Winsham, Somerset
    Jane Forsey, daughter, female, 11 [1839/40], b. Winsham, Somerset
    James Forsey, son, male, 6 [1844/5], b. Winsham, Somerset

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 9 General Register Office: 1861 Census Schedules, Class RG9; Piece 1636; Folio 146; Page 7, 7 Apr 1861, Primary quality.

    Address: Back Street, Winsham, Somerset
    Francis Forsey, head, married, male, 58 [1802/3], Carpenter (Master), b. Winsham, Somerset
    Fanny Forsey, wife, married, female, 54 [1806/7], Washerwoman Lab, b. Winsham, Somerset
    Sarah Forsey, daughter, unmarried, female, 23 [1837/8], Woolen Factory (Lab), b. Coome St Nicholas, Somerset
    James Forsey, son, unmarried, male, 16 [1844/5], Carpenter, b. Winsham, Somerset

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, Class RG10; Piece 2406; Folio 77; Page 23, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.

    Address: Fore Street, Winsham, Somerset
    Francis Forsey, head, married, male, 66 [1814/15], Labourer, b. Winsham, Somerset
    Fanny Forsey, wife, married, female, 65 [1815/16], Laundress, b. Winsham, Somerset
    Sarah Forsey, daughter, unmarried, female, 33 [1837/8], Glover, b. Coombe St Nicholas
    James Forsey, son, unmarried, male, 25 [1845/6], Carpenter (Jour), b. Winsham, Somerset

  6. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 2386; Folio 161; Page 15, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: Fore Street, Winsham, Somerset
    Francis Forsey, head, married, male, 76 [1804/5], Carpenter, b. Winsham, Somerset
    Fanny Forsey, wife, married, female, 75 [1805/6], Charwoman, b. Winsham, Somerset
    Sarah Forsey, daughter, unmarried, female, 43 [1837/8], Glover, b. Winsham, Somerset

  7.   Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Francis FORSEY, March Quarter 1885, Chard Registration District, Volume 5c, page 339, aged 83 [1801/2]

  8. Winsham Web Museum burials transcript, Primary quality.

    bur. 17 Mar 1885: Francis Forsey of Winsham, aged 82 years