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Charles Cartwright from Bedford gaol

Submitted by Norina Pauling
Entries 1837,1835 x 2, 1833,1829, 1826 are all the same man. He married Betsey (Elizabeth) Shearwood in 1826 at Millbrook & had at least 4 children.
Elizabeth 1830, William 1828, Sally 1826 & James 1833.
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Edmund Yourby from Bedford gaol

Submitted by Marion Williams
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Christening found on Potton Parish records, Microfilm # 0826466. Illegitimate son of Elizabeth Powers. No father is listed. However, his brothers, George and Joseph both indicated on their respective marriage certificates that their father was Joseph Yourby. Also, the 1841 and 1851 Potton, Bedfordshire Censuses gives Joseph Yourby as head of household/father.

Found on the 1841 Census on Biggleswade End, Potton, Bedford. His age was listed as 14. He was born in Bedford County. Enumerated with his parents Joseph and Elizabeth Yourby and siblings: George, Susanna, Eliza. Also in the household was his married brother John and John's wife Mary and their two children, Elizabeth and Mary Ann.

Found on the 1851 Census on Biggleswade St., Potton, Bedford. He was age 24,born Potton, Bedford, unmarried and working as an agricultural labourer. Enumerated with his parents Joseph and Elizabeth. The enumerator spelled the family surname Yorbey.

Found on the 1881 Census for Cambridge, Cambridge at 208 New Market Road. His name was given as Edmund Yourby. His age was given as 52 but correctly should have been about 54. He was born in Potton, Bedford and was working as a hawker. He was with his wife Mary Ann and his daughter Elizabeth Yourby.
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George Yourby from Bedford gaol

Submitted by Marion williams
George's christening record found on Potton Parish Records, LDSFamily History Library microfilm #0826466. He was one of at least seven illegimate children.(The preacher wrote "bastard" by each entry.) His mother, Elizabeth Powers, was a servant. No father was listed in the parish record. However,on George's 1844 marriage record Joseph Yourby (a gardener) is given as his father. Descendants of Joseph Yourby and Elizabeth Powers have used various surnames including: Yourby Powers, Powers, Yourby (and Yourby has sometimes been spelled differently).On George's 1844 marriage certificate he was listed as a labourer resided on Horse Lane Street, Potton, Bedfordshire. The marriage was solomnized in the Parish Church in Potton. Both he and his wife Keziah were of full age (at least 21) and signed their names with an x. Witnesses were AnnNorthfield(Keziah's sister) and Boston Compton ( he was Potton Parish clerk so probabley signed while on officail duty)
his son's (William) birth certificate (1864) George was listed as a general labourer and was then living at 3 York Court, Newington,sub-district of St Mary, Surrey. His last name is listed as Powers (not Yourby).On the 1881 census the family name is spelled Yourby but on his daughter Susannah's 1871 marriage cert. the spelling is Yourbey. Also on this certificate George was listed as a horse dealer and his name was listed as Yourbey Powers. (It is of interest to note that the family hometown, Potton had been a horse market for many centuries.)He is identified as George Yourby Powers on his son EdmundY ourby Powers' wedding certificate (1873). The certificate gives George's occupation as horsedealer.
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John Yourby from Bedford gaol

Submitted by Marion Williams
Christening record found on Potton Parish Records, microfilm #0826466. Listed as an illegitimate son. Mother was a servant. No father listed. However, his brothers, George and Joseph both indicated on their respective marriage certificates that their father was Joseph Yourby. Also, Joseph's parents' Joseph and Elizabeth Yourby were living in Potton with some of their children according to the 1841 Census of Potton, Bedfordshire.

Marriage found on IGI. Apparently he was married very early, perhaps 15 or 16 as determined from his christening date (unless his birth was significantly before his christening). Married 25 Jun 1837 Potton, Bedford to Mary Ann Chamberlaine

Death registration found on the FreeBMD Index online for March 1854 Quarter, Biggleswade Registration District, Vol. 3b, p. 218.

Found on the 1841 Census on Biggleswade End, Potton, Bedford. His age was listed as 20 but because ages of adults in this census were rounded down to the nearest multiple of 5 he may have been a little older. He was born in Bedford County. He was working as an agricultural labourer. Enumerated with his wife Mary and daughters Elizabeth and Mary Ann in the household of his parents Joseph and Elizabeth Yourby and siblings: George, Edmund, Susanna, Eliza.

Found on the 1851 Census on Dublin? End, Potton, Bedfordshire. He was reported to be 34 but his age was actually 29-30 years of age, born Potton, Bedfordshire. He was an agricultural labourer. Enumerated with his wife Mary Ann and children: Elizabeth, Mary Ann, John, and Eliza Yourby. (Note: the Ancestry.com index has the surname spelled Yourbs.)

He appears in his daughter Elizabeth's birth certificate as a labourer.

He appears in his daughter Mary Ann's marriage certificate as a gardener (probably market gardener as that was an important activity in Potton and the surrounding area).
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Henry Ulyett from Cambridge gaol

Submitted by Niki Salfranc
What was Henry doing here? There can be no doubt that this is my great-uncle Henry Ulyet, born 1879, who was a collier stoker by profession. I know that there were other members of his family in this area, which might have explained why he was here in the first place; but I have to say this conviction was a complete shock to me when I first saw it. Henry's World War One records still exist and may be seen at the National Archives in Kew. He was a private in the East Surrey Regiment and was killed in action in France, 4th August 1916. He was 36. He is remembered on the War Memorial at Sutton, Surrey; and at Thiepval. He left a widow & two young sons.
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Thomas Hosler from Bedford gaol

Submitted by Glynne lewis
My grandmother was a Hosler. The family lived in Co. Durham. Most of the male members appear to have been coal miners, and some seem to have originally come from Houghton Conquest. I have traced a Thomas Hosler who in the 1881 Census lived in Houghton Conquest (although this is written as 'Cornwall' and I think this is a misprint for 'Conquest')He was born in 1829. A possible daughter, Emma Hosler (born 1869 in Houghton Conquest)in the 1881 census was 12 years old. She was a lace maker. Her address appears to have been Chapel End, Houghton Conquest. George Hosler, maybe a son of Thomas was born in 1872. He moved up to Co. Durham.
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William Rowney from Bedford gaol

Submitted by Ray Roney
Could be William Ronny/Roney Journeyman Tailor Kent /Sussex?
B.abt. 1781
Richard B. 1806 to Ann and William Ronny
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William Thompson from Bedford gaol

Submitted by M. Lawson
William was sent to Van Demein's Land and never returned to the United Kingdom leaving a wife and 3 children there. He never remarried and after he worked in Hobart, Tasmania for awhile he was sent to work for James Cox at Clarendon via Nile, Tasmania where he worked as a labourer for 30 years. He died September 1862. He was my great great grandfather.
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William Thompson from Bedford gaol

Submitted by Judith Thompson
Your information- William Thompson 4x grandfather.His son James married Ann Thimblebee/y in 1845 they had 3 children before leaving England if anyone can find the ship they embarked on I would be vry pleased it would be between July 1852 and July 1854
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William Thompson from Bedford gaol

Submitted by Judith Thompson now Pitchford
Your information - William Thompson married Susan Ekins they had 3 children but a son Thomas died before William was convicted.
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