Jeff Knaggs - Genealogy - the SHEPSTONE Family

Thanks are due to John Thompson for providing a large quantity of this genealogical data, and for all of it pre 1837.
Laurence SHEPSTONE
Laurence SHEPSTONE was my father's mother's mother's father's father's father's father.
He was born 1708.
He married Hannah YESCOMBE 20 September 1733 at Congresbury parish church.

Parents
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Siblings ?

Children
Humphry SHEPSTONE 1734 - ?
Benjamin SHEPSTONE 4 August 1736 - ? Kingston Seymour, Kewstoke
Benjamin SHEPSTONE 1741 - ?
Laurence SHEPSTONE 14 January 1743 - ? Kingston Seymour
Hannah SHEPSTONE 20 April 1746 - ? Kinston Seymour
Laurence SHEPSTONE

Profession
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Laurence SHEPSTONE
Laurence SHEPSTONE was my father's mother's mother's father's father's father.
He was born 31 January 1747 at Kingston Seymour, Somerset.
He married Elizabeth BIRD 5 April 1774 at Abbot's Leigh parish church.

Parents
Laurence SHEPSTONE
Hannah YESCOMBE

Siblings
See children of father.

Children
William SHEPSTONE
Benjamin SHEPSTONE 16 May 1779 - ? Gardener Long Aston, married Elizabeth GILLET 11 September 1808 St Augustine Bristol
Elizabeth SHEPSTONE 10 February 1782 - ? Long Ashton, married Thomas MARTIN 1 January 1806
Ann SHEPSTONE 17 September 1784 - ? Long Aston
Sarah SHEPSTONE 6 December 1786 - ? Long Aston, married William BEAMS 1 October 1809
Maria SHEPSTONE 27 March 1789 - 3 April 1808 Long Ashton

Profession
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William SHEPSTONE
William SHEPSTONE was my father's mother's mother's father's father.
He was born 25 May 1777 at Long Ashton, Somerset.
He married Ruth CURTIS 28 December 1817 at Long Ashton parish church.
He married Martha ?

Parents
Laurence SHEPSTONE
Elizabeth BIRD

Siblings
See children of father.

Children
Hannah SHEPSTONE 17 May 1818 - 21 November 1830 Long Ashton
Laurence SHEPSTONE
William SHEPSTONE 17 March 1822 - 1906 Labourer at Sugar House, Long Ashton, married Marianne CURTIS St Pauls Bristol
John SHEPSTONE 14 January 1826 - ? Long Ashton
Elizabeth SHEPSTONE 4 November 1832 - ? Laundress, Long Ashton
Hannah SHEPSTONE 11 May 1834 - ? Providence - Long Ashton, married Charles BALL

Profession
Gardener (pauper in 1851)


Laurence SHEPSTONE
Laurence SHEPSTONE was my father's mother's mother's father.
He was baptised 20 February 1820 at Long Ashton, Somerset where he was still living in 1840.
He married Eliza BURGH or BURGE 17 May 1840 at Long Ashton parish church.
He lived at Easton in 1851 and 1871.
He lived at Failand, Long Ashton in 1881.
He hung himself "during a state of Temporary Insanity" 20th May 1891 at Failand Inn, Wraxall, Somerset.
The following is from the Western Daily Press for Friday 22nd May 1891 . . .
FAILAND Found Dead. - On Wednesday morning a man named Lawrence Shepstone, between 70 and 80 years of age, was found hanging in a stable at the Failand Inn. The deceased was an ex-police constable of the Bristol police force, and was receiving a pension, and he had been lodging at the Failand Inn for several years. P.C. Haining has communicated with the coroner.

Parents
William SHEPSTONE
Ruth CURTIS 1786 - ?, Washerwoman, Long Ashton

Siblings
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Children
Charles SHEPSTONE 1841 - 1904 Knife Grinder, St Phillips Bristol, married Emily ? born Bristol about 1850
Eliza SHEPSTONE
Sophia SHEPSTONE 1845 - ? Lion Street, St Phillips Bristol
Sarah Jane SHEPSTONE 1848 - ? St Phillips and Long Ashton
Elizabeth SHEPSTONE 1850 - ? Lion Street, St Phillips Bristol
Hannah SHEPSTONE 1852 - ?
William Lawrence SHEPSTONE 1854 - 1909 Labourer, Brick Burner, Furniture Painter, Albert Street and Rudgeway Road, Stapleton Bristol
Albert SHEPSTONE 1860 - 1906 Labourer and Brick Maker, Stapleton Bristol, married Hester ?
Georgiana SHEPSTONE 1861 - ?, blind cripple, Rudgeway Road, Stapleton Bristol

Profession
Police Constable 1851 and 1871
Agricultural labourer in 1881 and 1891


Eliza SHEPSTONE
Eliza SHEPSTONE was my father's mother's mother.
She was born 18 April 1843 at 6 Skinner Street, St Pauls.
She married William HENDY 4 Sept 1874 at Clifton register office. Witnesses were Elizabeth Shepstone and Charles Bridgeman.
She lived at 193 Pennywell Road in 1881.
She lived at 5 Lovell Street, Sts Philip and Jacob April 1884.
She lived at 292 Newfoundland Road, St Pauls in 1908.
She died, aged 73, at 11 Canton Street, St Pauls on 10 December 1916, from senility and fatty degeneration of the heart.
She was buried at 3.45 pm on Sunday 13th December 1916 in Greenbank Cemetary (Green B, No. 380) at a cost of 5/2/6 (5 pounds, 2 shillings and 6 pence). This included a charge for "extra depth".

Parents
Laurence SHEPSTONE
Eliza BURGH

Siblings
See children of father.

Children
Eliza HENDY
William S HENDY
Isabella HENDY
Charles E HENDY
Anne HENDY
Gertrude Alice HENDY
Sarah Annie HENDY
Nellie HENDY

Profession
Charwoman


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