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The Household Histories Podcast Receive US

On this Series Five bonus episode host Andrew Martin has chosen to inform the life story of his maternal 5x Nice Grandfather John Goltrip, who was born round 1771/1772 within the fenland village of Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England. 

After marrying Elizabeth Paget in 1798 and beginning his household of an
eventual six youngsters, a sequence of world occasions would finally result in
John taking a stand towards authority and poverty and participate within the
Littleport Riots.

This act uncovered him to a probably life altering or life threatening final result in a nation engulfed by the impression of the Corn Legislation, the Napoleonic Wars, and the erupting Indonesian volcano Mount Tambora 1000’s of miles away.

In his brick wall section Andrew discusses a case that has been haunting him for years – it’s his 4x Gt Grandmother Mary Clarke
(later Bailey), who was born to non-Conformists William Clarke and
Susanna Rolf on nineteenth January 1810 within the village of Wattisfield, in
Suffolk, England.

While Andrew is aware of somewhat of Mary’s mother and father, and Mary’s
descendants, he’s determined to ‘kill her off’, and there’s an excellent
motive – she was the archetypal depraved step-mother.

Having married widower William Bailey in 1838, Andrew finally
discovered them, and with their mixed brood of youngsters in 1841, after
posting a plea on
Assist quickly pointed him to a court docket report in a newspaper from 1840. His
4x Nice Grandmother and her husband had been each charged and sentenced for
neglecting his youngsters, and Mary was additionally charged with their bodily

After discovering her in jail with laborious labour in 1841, and tracing her
out and in of the workhouse in subsequent censuses, he loses her after
the 1881 census. Her final identified location is the Hartismere Union Workhouse
at Eye in Suffolk, England. She’s there as an inmate, famous as a 68
yr previous widow (William died there in 1869), and he or she is famous as

Makes an attempt to search out her on the 1891 census have confirmed fruitless.  The place did she go after the 1881 census?  When did she die? Are you able to assist Andrew to kill her off?


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