Family Tree of Oswald Wrangham

of Witton Gilbert, Co. Durham, England

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Appendix I

The Will of Robert Wrangham of Langton

April 15th 1678

In ye name of God Amen I Robert Wrangham of Langton in ye County of Yorke husbandman sicke in body but pfect in memory thankes be given to Almighty God for his mercyes in Jesus Christ through whose meritts I hope for aeternall life doe make this my last will and testament as followeth first I give & bequeath my soul to God that gave it and my body to be buried wth decent buriall, and for temporall estate wherewith God hath blessd mee I give and bequeath as followeth, first I give and bequeath to my sonne nephew Robert five pounds Item I give and bequeath to my sister Ann Seller wife of John Seller ten shillings, Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth that cow close at Thornthorpe called Sleighte or fourescore pound to be paid by my eldest sonne George within a yeares time after my decease, Item I give and bequeath to my sonne Robert & his heires all my land att Kenethorp which I lately bought of Willm Seller of Slingsby, Item I give to my daughter Ann seven pounds in full satisfaccon of all her porcon, as for all ye rest of my land I give to my eldest sonne George whom I make my heire, and for my psonal estate, undisposed of, I give and bequeathe it to my loving wife and my two sonnes George & Robert whom I make ioynt executors of this my last & testamt

witnesse my hand & seale
Robt Wrangham
Aprill ye 15 / 1678 /his R mrke

Witnesses hereof
Henrie Beale John Symm
William Beale

Appendix II

The Wranghams of the Island of Saint Helena

The library of the Society of Genealogists, in London, holds a typescript copy of some notes on the Wrangham family of Saint Helena by ‘E.F.M.’, dated February 18th 1939 at San Diego, California, USA(107)107. ‘Wrangham Family of Saint Helena: Some Genealogical Notes.. The following is an adaptation:


The notes following, on the Wrangham family of St. Helena, are based upon data supplied by G.C. Kitching, Esq., O.B.E., Government Secretary, Jamestown, St. Helena, and by Miss L.M. Anstey, of the India Office, Whitehall, London S.W.1.

Some of the dates given on a tombstone in Jamestown Cemetery do not always agree with the dates shown in the Church Registers or in the records of the India Office. Inasmuch as the tombstone was erected after the events of death and burial, the dates shown in the inscription are, no doubt, less accurate than those which appear in the Church Registers or in the India Office Records.

For a very readable and well documented account of the Island, see:

Gosse, Philip:
St. Helena, 1502 - 1938’;
London: Cassell, 1938.




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91. 1861 Census, RG9/363, folio 43. Resident at 3 Acre Lane, West Brixton, Surrey, with his family, an assistant and two servants. See also 1862 Post Office Directory.

92. 1881 Census. Resident at 4 College Gardens, Dulwich, with his family and three domestic servants.

93. As described in the baptismal entries of his children Joseph Ernest, Mary Rebecca and Loetitia Margaret.

94. See ‘A Hundred Years of Time, the Story of Baume and Company, Watchmakers’; published by Baume and Company, London and La Chaux-de-Fonds, n.d.

95. Born September 3rd 1889 in Toronto, Canada; educated Upper Canada College 1903-07; 2nd Lieutenant 9th Bedfords 1914; wounded on the Somme July 1st 1916; Mentioned in Despatches; died October 11th 1968.

96. Born 1862 in Quebec; educated Malvern College and Clare College, Cambridge; Captain, The Royal Grenadiers; Barrister-at-Law; married Toronto February 1st 1884; Died January 31st 1911 in Toronto.

97. Niece of Sir William Hume, President of the College of Physicians; first cousin of Basil, Cardinal Hume.

98. Younger sister of Sir Richard Christopher Sennett, Sheriff of the City of London.

99. 25th in descent from King Henry II of England.

100. Death notices in The Times and Daily Telegraph (March 9th 1996), and ABC (March 8th 1996).

101. Army List, 1934.

102. ‘Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory, ... Durham, Northumberland and Yorkshire’; London, 1834; page 361.

103. Brother of the painter Francis Nicholson (born November 14th 1752 at Pickering).

104. Referred to in his will, dated March 8th 1917, as ‘Elizabeth Robinson, usually called Elizabeth Robinson Hardy, who now lives with me at West Bank’, 4 Manor Road, Alexandra Park, Scarborough.

105. 1857 Post Office Directory, North and East Ridings of York.

106. 1851 Census, H0/107/2367. Resident at 61 West Gate, with an apprentice and a servant.

107. ‘Wrangham Family of Saint Helena: Some Genealogical Notes.

108. His mother's name appears as Amy (i.e. Naomi) in the register.

109. Note: the Margaret Wrangham, bapt. Feb. 24, 1711/12 was, no doubt, identical with the Margaret Wrangham, the ‘intended wife’, mentioned as such in the will of Borlace Pike, dated at St. Helena, 24 November, 1733; proved 22nd January, 1733/34, at ‘The Castle’.

110. Memoirs of William Hickey. Edited by Alfred Spencer. Volume IV (1790-1800). Alfred A. Knopf; New York, 1925. Page 101.

111. See ‘The Complete Monumental Register Containing all the Epitaphs, Inscriptions, &c., &c., &c. in the Different Churches and Burial-Grounds in and about Calcutta, etc.’ by M. Derozario; printed by P. Ferris; Calcutta, 1815; page 8.

112. See ‘Bristow of Binsted and Micheldever, Hants.’, Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, 5th series, volume VII, page 8.

113. Philip Woodruff, The Men Who Ruled India, volume I, The Founders; Jonathan Cape; London, 1953. John Bristow had been Resident to the Court of Oudh. ‘He was appointed to Lucknow in 1782, the year of his marriage, but soon came back to Calcutta, perhaps at his wife's wish. He was thirty-two when he married and was able to settle forty thousand pounds on Emma; he was a member of the Board of Trade by the time he was thirty-eight. She continued to be the talk of the town and in the interval of presenting him with 'four lovely children' was a brilliant success as an amateur actress.

114. Memoirs of William Hickey. Edited by Alfred Spencer. Alfred A. Knopf; New York, 1925 volume III, page 377.

115. John Bristow also had a number of illegitimate children, as recounted in William Hickey's memoirs (vol. IV, page 101, in reference to the year 1793): ‘We received in Calcutta the unpleasant intelligence of the total loss of the Winterton, East Indiaman, outward bound, which ship was wrecked upon the Island of Madagascar, several of the passengers and crew being drowned. Amongst those who luckily escaped were six young ladies, two of them being daughters by a native woman of Mr. John Bristow, of whom I have already spoken as having married that celebrated St. Helena belle, Miss Emma Wrangham’. Among the baptisms recorded in the Bengal Presidency are to be found the following: John, son of Mr John Bristow, May 20th 1774; Charlotte, daughter of John Bristow, Esq., Senior Merchant in the H.C.'s service, born March 1776 and baptised August 4th 1780; Mary, daughter of Mr John Bristow, of the H.C.'s service, September 1777; William, son of John Bristow, Esq., Senior Merchant in the H.C.'s service, born July 1778 and baptised August 4th 1780.

116. ‘Complete Monumental Register...’, page 40.

117. Memoirs of William Hickey. Edited by Alfred Spencer. Alfred A. Knopf; New York, 1925 volume III, page 243.

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