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BUMSTEAD of Smarden (late 1700s)

BUMSTEAD of Smarden (late 1700s)

Posted: 1102699162000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1102704368000
Surnames: Bumstead
Benjamin Bumstead was born in Smarden on 25 Dec 1797. I am seeking information about his ancestry and siblings, if any, where did the family come from, where did they all go?

1881 London Census: Benjamin BUMSTEAD born c1798 Smarden

Posted: 1103122763000
Classification: Census
Edited: 1126999253000
Surnames: Bumstead, Bone, Holker, Hook, Jutton, King, Quinn, Stedwell, Stevens, Smith, Wilkinson, Hourigan, Maynard, McMillan, Mills, Impey, Whelan, Wood, Houghton, Mason, McKay
1881 Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Walter HOLKER Private U Male 39 Paddington, Middlesex, England In Pensioner
Charles HOOK Private U Male 59 Wardling, Sussex, England In Pensioner
James JUTTON Private W Male 70 Steyning, Sussex, England In Pensioner
Robert KING Private W Male 69 Aburn, Wiltshire, England In Pensioner
John QUINN Private W Male 71 Ireland In Pensioner
John STEDWELL Private M Male 75 London City, Middlesex, England In Pensioner
James STEVENS Private M Male 71 Bristol, Somerset, England In Pensioner
William SMITH Private M Male 52 Hammersmith, Middlesex, England In Pensioner
Stephen WILKINSON Private U Male 59 Laughton, Sussex, England In Pensioner
James HOURIGAN Private U Male 56 Ireland In Pensioner
George MAYNARD Private U Male 43 Holley, Hampshire, England In Pensioner
Charles MC MILLAN Private U Male 62 Scotland In Pensioner
Henry MILLS Color Serjeant W Male 57 Stafford, England In Pensioner
William IMPEY Serjeant M Male 59 Leyton, Essex, England In Pensioner
John WHELAN Corporal U Male 47 Ireland In Pensioner
William WOOD Corporal W Male 76 Nottingham, England In Pensioner
Benjamin BUMSTEAD Private W Male 83 Smarden, Kent, England In Pensioner
Laurence HOUGHTON Private W Male 65 Wharton, Lancashire, England In Pensioner
John MASON Private W Male 76 Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, England In Pensioner
John MC KAY Private U Male 96 Scotland In Pensioner
Source Information:
Institution "Royal Hospital" Queens Road Chelsea
Census Place London, Middlesex, England
Family History Library Film 1341018
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 0079 / 70
Page Number 19

Do you have his wifes name as there is a marriage in Rochester Kent for a Benjamin Bumstead to Jane Bone
01 APR 1828 Saint Nicholas.


Re: 1881 London Census: Benjamin BUMSTEAD born c1798 Smarden

Posted: 1253014461000
Classification: Query
I see that you have a relative in the Chelsea Hospital at the same time as we do - Walter Holker.

Can I ask, have you managed to obtain teh chelsea hospital records for your relative?

Re: 1881 London Census: Benjamin BUMSTEAD born c1798 Smarden

Posted: 1253024506000
Classification: Query
Yes, that was Benjamin's marriage, Jane Bone was his wife. She died of 'senile decay, bronchial catarrh 5 days' in the Tonbridge workhouse, Kent, on 25 Nov 1891.

Re: 1881 London Census: Benjamin BUMSTEAD born c1798 Smarden

Posted: 1253024791000
Classification: Query
I contacted the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and they kindly sent me such information about Benjamin as they had on their records. In Benjamin's case they also sent a copy of a photo on which he featured as one of the 'Last Survivors of Waterloo in Chelsea Hospital, June 1880'.

I can only suggest you try contacting the Hospital, giving them as much information as you can about your ancestor in the hope that they will be equally generous in their response to you as they were to me.

Good hunting and good luck!

Re: 1881 London Census: Benjamin BUMSTEAD born c1798 Smarden

Posted: 1253096003000
Classification: Query
I have Benjamin BUMSTEAD's descent for 8 generations if you are interested. His line married into my LAWRENCE line.
Contact me via the Ancestry messaging service with your e-mail and I'll be happy to send you a Gedcom file.
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