Samuel Talbott 1797- 1870 and Charity Way 1792-1866

Relationship to the Oram family

Jane Talbott 1829-1906 of Sparkford, Somerset, daughter of Samuel Talbott and Charity Way married John Oram 1824-1907, son of James Oram 1774-1839  and Susannah Bartlett 1782-1838

Samuel Talbott 1797- 1870 and Charity Way 1792-1866

Samuel Talbott’s parents were Philip Talbott 1774-1851 and Elizabeth Humpries . Charity was the daughter of Benjamin Way 1759-1830 and Mary Thomas of Wincanton. A list of Samuel and Charity’s descendants is further down this page. In 2019 using Ancestry DNA test we confirmed a genetic link back to Samuel and Charity.

Jeff Clew in his book “Sparkford Memories of the Past” related a few stories about the Talbott family, including some about James 1821-1907 that are included in James’ entry. The first story is about the church’s barrel organ “its handle turned by Samuel Talbott. On one memorable occasion it refused to stop playing and was carried into the churchyard where it continued to play the ‘Old Hundredth’ amongst the gravestones.”

Jeff Clew recounted how the Talbotts lived close to Sparkford Church. ” Although the building is now demolished, Philip Talbott, the village carpenter, had lived there at the turn of the 19th century. His son Samuel, a wheelwright, was accustomed to rising early once a quarter,when he would eat his breakfast, drink a glass of cider, then walk the 25 miles to Bridgwater to purchase what he needed before he walked back home. The goods would be sent by boat to Langport and a day or two later Samuel would send a horse and wagon to pick them up from the wharf. When the goods arrived in Sparkford he thought nothing of asking his son James to pick up a plough share and carry it to Bruton where there was an iron foundry. To a young lad carrying a heavy plough share ten miles, it must have seemed at least five times the distance.”

Samuel and Charity’s descendants

Family Bible Page 1 of List

The Talbott family history research started with the the bible of Samuel Talbott and his wife Charity Way in which they kept a list of their offspring.  Samuel and Charity were both living in Sparkford when their marriage there on 19 June 1820 was witnessed by R Way and A Talbott.  Samuel was a wheelwright, family tradition linking him to the London-Exeter wagons.

Family Bible Page 2 of List

Portrait photographs are included in some of the pages linked in this list:

  • James Talbott 1821-1907
    • + Ann Matcham 1823?-1846?
    • + Jane H Field 1821-1857
    • Albertina Ann “Bertie” Talbott 1851-1930
    • Emily Abigail Talbott 1854-1907
      • + Harry Rowden 1855-1906 widower and farmer married at Sparkford in 1892
    • Rosa Field  Talbott 1857- after 1871
    • + Eliza Mark c1818-1892?
  • Mary A Talbott 1823-1895
    • +William Golledge 1829-1908
    • Thomas ‘Tom’ Golledge 1855-1938
    • Anna Golledge 1858-1916
    • Alice Golledge 1867-1929
  • Sarah Talbott 1825-1837
  • Thomas Talbott 1828-1829
  • Jane Talbott 1829-1906
  • Elizabeth Talbott 1832-1920
    • + James Higgins Bown 1827-1895
      • Beatrice A Bown 1873-1957
      • + James Henry Grace 1867-?
        • 4 children with living descendants including a DNA match
  • Susanna Talbott 1836-1866  
    • + Richard Hoare 1834-?   Probably died Yeovil 1869
    • James Hoare 1856-?
      • + Amy Selway 1859-?
        • 2 offspring
    • Francis T Hoare 1858-?
      • m Alice Hobbs 1858-?
        • 8 offspring
    • Frances Eliza  Hoare 1860-after 1911
      • m Arthur Hewlett King 1864- 1911
    • William Hoare 1861-?
      • m Grace Telford surname not known 1865-1907
        • 2 offspring
      • m Miranda 1881-1959?
        • 1 son

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