William Knapton

M, #17498, b. Oct 1832, d. 5 Nov 1889
Father*Samuel Knapton b. 1788, d. 2 Mar 1871
Mother*Martha Upward b. 1801, d. Mar 1877
Birth*Oct 1832 Penselwood, Somerset, England, baptism 7 Oct 1832 - [par Samuel & Martha - labourer] Residence Penn.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelMay 1853 Sailing with Oliver Knapton Anne Knapton to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Eagle travelling with George KNAPTON 24 Groom & Anne KNAPTON 23 (his wife)
Age 21 - Baker.3
Marriage*20 Nov 1854 Spouse: Priscilla Sollis. St Mark's Church, Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #M2876.4
Widower1867William Knapton became a widower upon the death of his wife Priscilla Sollis.5 
Marriage*1869 Spouse: Ellen Flett. VIC, Australia, #M3419.4
 
Death*5 Nov 1889 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D19063 (Age 57) [par Samuel KNAPTON & Norah UPWARD].4 
Death-Notice*6 Nov 1889KNAPTON.—On the 5th inst., at his residence, Pomona, Alexandra-street, East St. Kilda, after a short illness, William Knapton, contractor, and late of Port Melbourne, the dearly beloved husband of Ellen Knapton, aged 57 years.
KNAPTON. —On the 5th inst., at his residence, Pomona, Alexandra-street, East St. Kilda, after a short illness, William Knapton, contractor, and late of Port Melbourne, the dearly beloved step-father of George, William, and James F. Neville and Mrs. J. W. Slater, aged 57 years.
THE Friends of the late Mr. WILLIAM KNAPTON, contractor, of High-street, St. Kilda, and late of Port Melbourne, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, St. Kilda General Cemetery.
The funeral will move from his late residence, Pomona, Alexandra-street, East St. Kilda, on Thursday, the 7th inst., at 3 o'clock.
FRANK CHURCHUS, undertaker, 49 High-street, St. Kilda.
THE Friends of Mr. J. F. NEVILLE are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late beloved stepfather, Mr. William Knapton, contractor, of High-street, St. Kilda, and late of Port Melbourne, to his last resting-place, the St. Kilda General Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence, Pomona, Alexandra-street, East St. Kilda, on Thursday, the 7th inst., at 3 o'clock.
FRANK CHURCHUS, undertaker, 49 High-street, St. Kilda.6 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Penselwood, Somerset, England(Head of Household) Samuel Knapton;
Age 8
Member(s) of Household: Martha Knapton Oliver Knapton7
30 Mar 1851Robert MOODY, Baker, Bourton, Dorset, EnglandAge 18 - Servant - Lodger8

Grave

  • Independent, Compartment B, Grave 0191, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, William, husband of Ellen KNAPTON, died at his residence "Pomona" Alexandra Street East St Kilda 5.11.1889 Age 57
    also Ellen, wife of above, died Port Melbourne 28.6.1912 Age 819

Family

Priscilla Sollis b. 1830, d. 1867
Child 1.John William Knapton+ b. 4 Dec 1863, d. 10 Jun 1954

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Dec 1889: William Knapton, late of Alexander-street, East St. Kilda, contractor, by his will dated August 2, 1887, appointed James Flett Neville, architect, of Kerford-road, South Melbourne, and John Knapton, printer, of Little Collins-street, Melbourne, executors.
    He bequeathed all his estate, both real and personal, unto his wife, Ellen Knapton, for life. After her death he directs that his estate should be disposed of as follows : To each of his two sons, Samuel and John, £100 ; to each of his daughters, Emily Watson and Ellen Knapton, £100 ; to each of his step-sons, William and Flett Neville, £100 ; to his step-daughter, Alice Slater, £100 ; and if any surplus remains over this it is to be equally divided amongst the above named and his step-son, George Neville. He directed that his business should be carried on during the life time of his wife, and at her death his stepson, James Flett Neville, is to have the option of purchasing it for £100. The estate was sworn at £1900 real and £847 personal. Total, £2747.10

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Stephen Klinger.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914
    Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914; Reference Number: DPPEN/2/1/5.
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Spouse William KNAPTON Place of Birth Oxfordshire."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 6 Nov 1889, p1.
  7. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 952; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Penselwood; County: Somerset; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 4; Page: 2; Line: 23; GSU roll: 474602."
  8. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 1850; Folio: 285; Page: 20; GSU roll: 220997."
  9. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    inscription from GSV.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 6 Dec 1889, p5.
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Priscilla Sollis

F, #17499, b. 1830, d. 1867
Father*John Sollis b. 1801, d. Jun 1876
Mother*Mary Ann Hemming b. 1786, d. Apr 1875
Married NameKnapton. 
Birth*1830 Bampton, Oxfordshire, England, Baptised 2 Jan 1831 [par John SOLLIS & Ann].1 
Criminal*6 Apr 1846 Oxfordshire, England, Age 15. Crime Larceny by tenant. Imprisoned for 4 months.2 
Marriage*20 Nov 1854 Spouse: William Knapton. St Mark's Church, Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #M2876.3
Death*1867 VIC, Australia, #D9285 (Age 36) [par John SOLLAS & Ann HEMMINGS].4 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841The Lodge, Black Bamton, Oxfordshire, England(Head of Household) Mary Ann Sollis;
Age 10
Member(s) of Household: Sarah Sollis5
30 Mar 1851John COLMAN, 34 Albion Place, Islington, Oxfordshire, EnglandAge 20 - Visitor. Also in household is a lodge Geo HEMMINGS, 21, Commercial traveller born in France.6

Family

William Knapton b. Oct 1832, d. 5 Nov 1889
Child 1.John William Knapton+ b. 4 Dec 1863, d. 10 Jun 1954

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Apr 1846: OXFORDSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS ... Priscilla Sollis, charged with having stolen one black silk reticule, one purse, one thread case, two brooches, one snuff box, one silver thimble, two twopenny pieces, one twopenny piece turned into a box, a quantity of beads, a pair of ear-rings, a yard and a half of ribbon, and two pieces of shawl bordering, the property of Charlotte Nunney, of Burford.—Four months' imprisonment, hard labour.7

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Death entry. Place of Birth Oxfordshire."
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
    Class: HO 27; Piece: 79; Page: 348
    Description Year : 1846 County Sessions 6 April 1846 Oxford.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Spouse William KNAPTON Place of Birth Oxfordshire."
  5. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 872; Book: 11; Civil Parish: Blackbourton; County: Oxfordshire; Enumeration District: 5; Page: 13; Line: 21; GSU roll: 474571."
  6. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 1502; Folio: 309; Page: 71; GSU roll: 87836."
  7. [S333] Newspaper (England) - Banbury Guardian (Oxfordshire), 9 Apr 1846, p3.
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Samuel Knapton

M, #17517, b. 1788, d. 2 Mar 1871
Birth*1788 
Marriage* Spouse: Martha Upward. Somerset, England.
 
Death*2 Mar 1871 Penselwood, Somerset, England, Age 83 - buried 9 March 1871. 
Death-Notice*10 Mar 1871March 2, at Penselwood, Mr. Samuel Knapton, aged ...1 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Penselwood, Somerset, EnglandHead of Household: Samuel Knapton. Age 53 - Ag Labourer
Member(s) of Household: Martha Knapton, Oliver Knapton, William Knapton.2

Family

Martha Upward b. 1801, d. Mar 1877
Child 1.William Knapton+ b. Oct 1832, d. 5 Nov 1889

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Apr 1866: Samuel Knapton, farmer, Penselwood, was summoned [by] the district surveyor for placing a dung-heap [within] 15 feet of the centre of the highway at Penselwood. His defence was, that he and his family before him had always been allowed to put a dung-heap there. The magistrates considered that the offence been clearly proved, and convicted the defendant in th ram of and costs.3
  • 13 Mar 1868: William Knapton, Samuel Knapton, and Elizabeth Matthews, all of Penselwood, were severally summoned by the district surveyor, Mr. Atwell, for neglecting to cut their hedges ...4
  • 29 May 1868: William Moldrun, of Penselwood, was summoned by Samuel Knapton, churchwarden, for refusing to pay church-rate, amounting to 4s 6d, made on April 22. Defendant said the ...5

Citations

  1. [S333] Newspaper (England) - Western Gazette (Yeovil, Somerset), 10 Mar 1871, p5.
  2. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 952; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Penselwood; County: Somerset; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 4; Page: 2; Line: 23; GSU roll: 474602."
  3. [S333] Newspaper (England) - Western Gazette (Yeovil, Somerset), 27 Apr 1866, p7.
  4. [S333] Newspaper (England) - Western Gazette (Yeovil, Somerset), 13 Mar 1868, p5.
  5. [S333] Newspaper (England) - Western Gazette (Yeovil, Somerset), 29 May 1868, p7.
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