Robert Churley

Robert Churley

Male 1798 - 1846  (48 years)

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  • Name Robert Churley 
    Born 21 Jan 1798 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 5F185C38ADD5AF41B77A1A812D38E8BB51B0 
    Died 6 Aug 1846  Uffculme or Cullompton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29  cawthorne
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2017 

    Father Urial Churley,   b. 1746,   d. 1829  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Anne Ballyman Slee?,   b. 1772,   d. 1854, St. Pancras or Tiverton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1792  [1
    _UID 277D52C00A74D8478C30242F90399CF1B8E9 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Fry 
    Married 27 Oct 1822 
    _UID 2FB30DA376DE2846A5FDBB33DF21CA8B39F4 
    Children 
     1. William Ballyman Churly,   c. 24 Dec 1822
     2. Oliver Churly,   b. 18 Jun 1824, Uffculme, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1855, Camberwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. Arthur Ballyman Churly,   b. Mar 1826,   d. Apr 1827  (Age ~ 1 years)
     4. James Churly,   b. Mar 1826
     5. Arthur Churly,   b. 1828, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1850, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     6. Albert William Ballyman Churly,   b. 1830, Cullompton, Devonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1910  (Age 80 years)
     7. Septimus Churly,   b. 1832, Cullomption, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1902, 19 Melford Road, East Dulwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     8. Octavius Churly,   b. 1834 ?, Cullompton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1887, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Emma Churly,   b. 1835 ?, Cullompton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1911, Lewisham Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Mary Rosetta Churly,   b. 1837, Cullompton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lost in China Sea before 1905 Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Ann Ballyman Churly,   b. 1839, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Sarah Robina Churly,   b. 25 Jan 1843, Cullompton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1895, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • ROBERT, born 1798, was the third surviving son of URIAL and would have spent his boyhood at GADDON. When he was 21 he became engaged to JOANNA FROST and their banns were read in UFFCULME parish church, but the marriage was called off. On 27th October 1822 - three years later - he married MARY FRY, their first son born and being baptised on 24th December 1822. ROBERT and MARY seem to have been lax in registering the births of their twelve children - the first three being registered only on the death of the third - however, the following seem to have been the family:-

      Baptised 24th Dec. 1822 WILLIAM BALLYMAN Per Parish Register at Uffculme
      Born 18th June 1824 OLIVER - do -
      “ 3rdMar. 1826 ARTHUR BALLYMAN (died 1827) - do -
      About 1826 JAMES Per 1841 Census living with William Fry at Uffculme
      “ 1828 ARTHUR Per 1841 Census at Cullompton
      “ 1830 ALBERT WILLIAM BALLYMAN - do -
      “ 1832 SEPTIMUS - do -
      “ 1834 OCTAVUS - do -
      “ 1835 EMMA - do -
      “ 1837 MARY ROSETTA - do -
      “ 1839 ANN - do -
      “ 1843 SARAH Per Birth Certificate

      ROBERT, at the time of his marriage, gave his occupation as BUTCHER and he continued as such until his sudden death under an apoplectic fit in 1846. In addition to the butcher’s business, probably carried on in partnership with his younger brother CHARLES, he was a yeoman farmer outside Cullompton, the address given in the 1841 census as ‘Pumptery’, or it may be “Sumptery” = Pack Horse.
      Sometime after ROBERT’s death in 1846, the family moved to LONDON and MARY died in March 1862 in LAMBETH.
      It is of interest to note from the death certificate that when Robert died "of apoplexy in 24 hours", he appears to have been suffering from Hepatitis, which was not known to anyone. One can picture what a tragic sudden loss it must have been when he died at only 49, leaving of his twelve children nine under 18, ALBERT WILLIAM BALLYMAN being only 15 or 16 and the rest varying from 3 to 14.
      ROBERT's elder brother, THOMAS, was now living in LONDON, probably at No. 13, CUMBERLAND STREET EAST, REGENT'S PARK and it is not unreasonable to assume that MARY and her children were found accommodation in LAMBETH by him and the elder boys work, and ROBERT's eldest son, WILLIAM, about 25 at the time, was living at 3 Sussex Street, Tottenham.
      The family could by this time have travelled to London, as the main railway line had been opened from Taunton to Bristol and London in 1842, although to get from Exeter to Taunton via Cullompton it was still necessary to travel by coach, but by 1844 the Bristol and Exeter Railway through Cullompton was open. Perhaps the family travelled soon after Robert's death in 1846.
      ROBERT's death was thus the end of generations of yeoman farmers and an uphill climb for his young family commenced.
      Cumberland Street, Regent's Park must have been about ten minutes' walk across the Park from EMILY JANE CAWTHORNE's father's house in 23, Norfolk Road, St. John's Wood, both houses being at the outer ring of the areas becoming built up, and within a few hundred yards of open country at this time. However, in 1859, when ALBERT married EMILY JANE and his sister MARY ROSETTA married, the CHURLEY family were probably living in the parish of St. Mary's, Newington, S.E.


      EXTRACT FROM CENSUS OF 9th JUNE 1841

      Cullompton at Pumptery Male Female Description
      ROBERT CHURLEY 45 Yeoman
      MARY 40
      OLIVER 15
      ARTHUR 13
      ALBERT 11
      SEPTIMUS 9
      OCTAVUS 7
      EMMA 6
      MARY 4
      ANN 2
      Uffculme East Street. JAMES CHURLEY 15 living with WILLIAM FRY
      Gaddon House RICHARD HURLEY 80 " " - Surgeon
      Note 1. Ages of persons over 15 are given to nearest 5. OLIVER was actually 17 and ROBERT 43 in 1841.
      Note 2. It is interesting that today the local doctor still occupies GADDON HOUSE.
      Note 3. The name "PUMPTERY" is difficult to decipher and may be "SUMPTERY" = Pack Horse.
    • 1841 Census :
      Robert Churly 45 Yeoman
      Mary Churly 40
      Oliver Churly 15
      Arthur Churly 13
      Albert Churly 11
      Septimus Churly 9
      Octavius Churly 7
      Emma Churly 6
      Mary Churly 4
      Ann Churly 2
      all residing at Samptery [?] in Cullompton, Devon.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Internet.