Hawkchurch, Dorset, ENG>Jefferson Co., NY
(1) William Stoodley,
born about 1688; married Anne
of Chardstock in 1705 at Hawkchurch, Dorset, England.
(2) William Stoodley,
born 29 October 1708, died 9 February 1772 at Hawkchurch,
Dorset, England. Hawkchurch was part of Dorset until 1896 when it was
incoporated into Devonshire. On 6 March 1731, he married
born 1712. Parents of:
(3) William Stoodley,
born 28 November 1733 at Hawkchurch, Dorset, England,
died 20 January 1811; married
on 6 February 1759, Jane Paul,
born about 1736/1737, buried 1822 in Hawkchurch, Dorset.
born 1760 in Hawkchurch, Dorset, England; married 14 September 1789 at
Hawkchurch, Dorset, John Powell. Parents of:
Powell; married 30 October 1797 at Stoke Damerel, Devon, Cathryn Hoare.
born 1762 in Hawkchurch, Dorset, England, died 1837 in Hawkchurch; married
3 July 1794 in Hawkchurch, Thomas Paul, widower,
perhaps a cousin. Parents of:
baptized 28 September 1794 at Hawkchurch.
Paul, baptized 12 November 1797 at Hawkchurch.
Paul, baptized 11 January 1801 at Hawkchurch.
born 1777 in Hawkchurch, Dorset, England; married Mary White. Parents
born 1812; married Sarah Board. In the 1851 census at Hawkchurch
& Phillyholme Axminster, Thomas reported himself as head of household,
age 39, farm laborer, born at Hawkchurch. Sarah reported herself
as wife of a farm laborer, age 34, born at Hawkchurch. They were
late of Warehams.
(all born at Hawkchurch, Dorset; taken from 1851 census):
born 1839, a farm laborer in 1851.
born 1841, a farm laborer in 1851.
born 22 July 1842, died 13 October 1914; married 30 March 1868 Luticia
Lumbard, born 1844, died 1926. He was a scholar in 1851. Robert
and that is where they were married.
born 29 October 1881 in Adelaide, Australia, died 7 July 1954 in Adelaide,
born 1883, died 22 October 1942
born about 1845, a scholar in 1851.
Ann/Jane, born 1847, a scholar in 1851.
Board, born about 1849, a scholar in 1851.
Thomas, born 1850; married Mary Phillips. He was nine months old
when the 1851 census was taken.
born Hawkchurch, Dorset, England; married 1803 at Hawkchurch, Sarah Parsons.
(4) William Stoodley,
baptized 25 July 1773 at Hawkchurch, Dorset, England; married
13 October 1798 at Hawkchurch, Esther
In the 1841
census of Hawkchurch, William reported his age as 70 and occupation as agricultural
laborer; Hester reported her age as 67. Living with them that year was Mary
Stoodley, age 30, of unknown relation.
In the 1851
census of Hawkchurch
& Phillyholme Axminster, William and Esther were enumerated at Berry Bottom,
outside the village of Hawkchurch. William reported that he was head of household,
age 78, a pauper and late agricultural laborer, born in Hawkchurch; Esther reported
herself as a pauper, age 77, born in Hawkchurch. Living with them at Berry
Bottom that year was their son Amos, age 33, with his wife Harriett, age 27,
and daughters Mary Ann, age 2, and Eliza, age 5 months.
In the 1861
census of Hawkchurch,
William does not appear, suggesting that he was deceased by that time. Esther,
age 86, was enumerated in the home of her daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law
(all born and baptized at Hawkchurch, Dorset, England):
baptized 9 March 1800; married 7 November 1825 in Hawkchurch, Robert Huddy.
Huddy, born 14 October 1828, baptized as Honor "Hoddey" on 19 October 1828
Huddy, born 1826.
Huddy, born 1830.
Huddy, born 1833.
Huddy, born 1835.
Huddy, born 1835 at Hawkchurch.
Huddy, born 1837.
Huddy, born 1839; married Mr. Seager.
baptized 25 April 1802; married 23 June 1835, David Gillingham at Thorncombe.
mentioned below, immigrated
to Jefferson Co., New York, via Quebec, Canada.
baptized 16 February 1806, died 7 September 1885 in New Zealand; married
in 1831 Eliza Champ, born 1806, died 1883. According to their great-granddaughter,
Noeline Farley, they departed from Gravesend, London, England, on 21 October
1840 aboard the Lady Nugent
to New Zealand,
arriving in Petone, Wellington on 17 March 1841. They lived in Kelburn,
Wellington, before removing to a farm in Taratahi, Carterton, in Upper Hutt.
John was listed as an agricultural laborer in state records and theirs is
considered a founding family of New Zealand, arriving before 1900. John
remarried about 1868 in New Zealand, Selina Oliver.
of John Stoodley & Eliza Champ:
married John Clifton, brother of Celia Clifton who married Jane's brother
Ann, born 1826
born 25 August 1833
right, courtesy of Noeline Farley, New Zealand),
born about 1834; married Celia Clifton, sister of John Clifton who married
George's sister Jane.
born about 1837
born 1842, died 1842
baptized 25 February 1810.
baptized 9 May 1814; married Margaret Cains.
baptized 19 May 1816; married Margaret White, born 1824. Parents of:
born 27 September 1852 in Bridewell, Hawkchurch, Devon & Dorset, England,
died 8 October 1931 in Monkton Wyld, Bridport, Dorset, England; married
married Alfred (surname unknown).
Amos, at age 12 he accidentally hung himself and died 14 March 1893 in
Monkton Wyld, Dorsetshire, England.
married Polly (surname unknown).
had a step-son named Ivan Stoodley. He was a bobby in London, and
to Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New York.
to Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New York;
married Alfred Hobbs, a farmer. No children.
Eva; married Mr. Pidgeon.
born 17 April 1875, died 1963; married Clara (surname unknown). He immigrated
to Adams, Jefferson Co., New York, prior to 1902,
when his brother Ned immigrated and reported that he was bound for the
home of his brother "Frank H." of that town.
Andrew, born 12 February 1879 in Monkton Wyld, Dorsetshire, England, died
1960 in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New York. The gentry's fox hunting
friends roared through their garden causing the family to nearly starve
when George was a teenager, so immigrated
to Copenhagen, Lewis Co., New York,
where he met his wife Florence Edna Young, daughter of George Young and
Flora Lawrence. He worked there as a butcher and subsequently moved
to Syracuse and worked in steel mill until his retirement. He was a member
of the Masons. He was described as "short, stocky man with
bright blue eyes and white hair. Very pleasant disposition." Florence,
his wife, is described as a "wonderful cook and very much a 'yankee.'
Tall woman who baked great pies. Difficult to determine recipes because
always a pinch of this or that." Parents of:
Laurence, born 8 May 1907 in Copenhagen, Lewis Co., New York, died 17
March 1977 at Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.
"Ned," born 13 February 1881, died May 1969 in Van Duyn Hospital, Syracuse;
married on 5 June 1909 Sarah Kilby. According to passenger manifests
at Ellis Island, Ned first immigrated
to Adams, Jefferson Co., New York,
to live with his brother Frank; he returned to England for an unknown
length of time, returning in 1911 and settling at Syracuse,
Onondaga Co., New York, where
he was a farmer. According to his obituary, they lived at Copenhagen
and Skaneateles, where he was co-manager of Greenlands
Farm. In 1951 they moved to Henderson, where Mrs. Stoodley died in March
1965. Parents of:
Porter Stoodley, died in 1927.
born 1896 in Monkton Wyld, Bridport, Dorset, England, died 7 November
1896 in Monkton Wyld, Bridport, Dorset, England.
(5) William Stoodley,
born about 1 November 1803, baptized 25 November 1803
at Hawkchurch, Dorset, England, died 25 November 1882 at age 79 yrs. 25 days,
in the town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., New York; married before 1837 Elizabeth
baptized 22 January 1809 in Colyton, Devon, England, died 14 July 1884, age 76
yrs. 6 months, in Hounsfield,
Jefferson Co., New York.
"William Stodley" of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., New York, declared his intention
for naturalization on 8 September 1840, the same day that his father-in-law, Thomas
was naturalized in the same town. Thomas Lane's naturalization record shows
that he emigrated from Dorset to Quebec in 1832 and arrived in Sackets Harbor,
town of Hounsfield, on 28 May 1834. William and Elizabeth settled in Hounsfield
on a lot south of her parents (see 1855 map of
Hounsfield at right), and it is likely that
they all emigrated at the same time, following the same migration route.
In the 1860 census of Hounsfield, William reported his occupation as farmer and
Elizabeth was recorded as "housekeeper." The farm at that time was valued
at $2,800, and personal estate at $500. Three of their daughters, Jane, Esther
and Fanny, were listed as teachers, probably at Hounsfield Schoolhouse No. 5,
which was attended by later generations. Son Amos Stoodley was recorded as a farmer.
Manuel Jeffrey, age 13, the son of Elizabeth's sister Jane Jeffrey, is listed
at their residence in the 1860 census.
On 15 January 1856, William was
a witness to the will of his father-in-law, Thomas Lane, and on 26 May 1862 he
was present at the proving of the same will.
William Stoodley and Elizabeth
Lane are buried side by side at the Sulpher Springs Cemetery on Sulpher Springs
Road in Hounsfield. William's stone is unreadable, however Elizabeth's is in excellent
condition. The inscription at the bottom of her stone reads "Mother Home in Heaven."
(all born in New York State):
Ann, born 1837; married 1858 William Lane,
born 25 September 1828 in England, and recorded as a son of Thomas Lane, born
1801 in Dorsetshire, England, died 1887 in New York, and his wife Charlotte
Williams, died in 1876, whom he married in 1825. This Thomas emigrated
about 1835 and may have been a first born son of Thomas
and Nanny Stamp
of Hounsfield who emigrated in 1834. Parents of:
Lane, born 1860 in New York. Father of:
born 1839; married Capt. Ralph Godfrey, a sailor on the Great Lakes who owned
his own ship. They resided at the Dyer
Burnham House at 205 West Washington St., Sackets Harbor, Hounsfield,
Jefferson Co., New York. They had three daughters. Ralph, along
with Jane's first cousin Manuel
Jeffrey, were among the workers injured at Sackets in February 1884 during
the dismantling of the War of 1812-era ship-of-the-line "New
it collapsed unexpectedly.
photos at right),
born about 1841, died August 1920, age 79 yrs 7 mos. 24 days; married Silas
born 1843; married Ralph Metcalf, a farmer. They had several children
born about 1845, died 1930; married Frances Clark. Amos was listed in
the Town of Adams section of Child's 1890 Business Directory of Jefferson
County as being a farmer on road 26, leasing shares of Asa Green. Parents
Stoodley; married Margaret Greene. Parents of:
Stoodley, born about 1907, died January 2002, a farmer, educated at Cornell
University, New York; married Mildred. Parents of:
resident of Adams Center, Jefferson Co., New York.
resident of Adams Center, Jefferson Co., New York.
resident of Adams Center, Jefferson Co., New York.
Minerva, born 1847; married Alfred Bristol, a farmer. Parents of:
Bristol, died as a young man.
Bristol; never married and had no children.
A., a farmer, born 1852, died 1936; married Ida G. Reed, born 1857, died 1933.
Charles was listed in the Town of Hounsfield section of Child's 1890 Business
Directory of Jefferson County as being a farmer on road 68, having 10 cows
and 90 acres. They are both buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Sackets Harbor,
Jefferson Co., New York. Parents of:
Stoodley. Father of:
Stoodley, moved to Rome, New York.
Stoodley, moved to Syracuse, New York.
Stoodley, killed overseas during WWII.
Stoodley, a mail carrier in Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York.
C.Stoodley, born 1883, died 1984; married Loretta Gibson, born 1880, died
1959. Loretta authored a book about the history of the village Sackets
Harbor. They are both buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Sackets Harbor,
Jefferson Co., New York.
A. Stoodley, born and died 1914, buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Sackets
Harbor, Jefferson Co., New York.
(Stokes) Washburn, mother-in-law Esther (Stoodley) Washburn
with her sister Minerva,
and Ada's children Margery, Leon and Esther
Washburn , ca. 1915.
STOODLEYS of Hounsfield, ca. 1900
|[Taken in the middle living room of the Stoodley
family home, South Harbor Road, Adams Center, NY, by Clark Stoodley, son
of Amos Stoodley & Frances Clark]
Back Row: Alfred Bristol; Ida G.
Reed, b. 1857 (Mrs. Charles A. Stoodley); Frances Clark, b.1846 (Mrs. Amos
Stoodley); Charles Stoodley, b. 1842 (brother of
Amos); Amos Stoodley b. 1845; Beulah Bristol (dau.
Alfred Bristol & Minerva Stoodley); Bert Washburn, b. 1875 (son of
Theodore Washburn & Jeanette Rice).
Middle Row: Minerva
Anna Stoodley, b. 1847 (Mrs. Alfred Bristol); Fannie
Stoodley, b. 1843 (Mrs. Edwin Metcalf); Edwin Metcalf (they lived in Antwerp);
Stoodley, b. 1841 (Mrs. Silas Washburn); Silas Washburn, b. 1838.
Front Row: Bert Bristol (brother
of Beulah, above); Rolla Stoodley, b. 1883 (son of Charlie); William Wallace
Washburn, b. 1867 (son of Silas Washburn & Esther Stoodley); Fred Stoodley
(son of Charlie).
to the LEGENDS
Last updated 29 December
thanks to Ted Jordan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
of New Zealand and Bryon Stoodley
<email@example.com> of Australia
correspondence is derived generations one through four and the baptismal information
for William Stoodley, the immigrant. Bill
Richards generously contributed material for this website.
Americans descended from Simon
born 20 January 1590, Somerset, England, who came to America in 1628 and
lived at Dorchester, Scituate and Charlestown, Massachusetts, and at Windsor
and Stamford, Connecticut, will be interested to know that recent research
has conclusively identified his first wife as Jane
Stoodlie, whom he
married before 1617 in Marshwood, Dorset, England.
Although Jane's connection to the Stoodleys of Hawkchurch, Dorset, is unknown,
Marshwood is but walking distance from Hawkchurch, so she was undoubtedly
related to them.
Jane was the grandmother of Zerubbabel Hoyt of Norwalk, Fairfield Co.,
Connecticut, who married an unknown woman and Mehitable Rockwell; their
descendants populated much of Connecticut, New York, and Long Island.