I wonder if anybody has any knowledge of the Franklin family, who were born in Bisley & recorded as living in Bisley in the 1841 & 1851 censuses.
The family in 1841 were:
Head John Franklin - Stone Mason b Bisley 1791
Wife Hester (or Esther) - Spinner b Bisley 1791
Son Henry Franklin - Stone Mason b Bisley 1821
Son Samuel Franklin - Stone Mason b Bisley 1826
Son George Franklin - Labourer b Bisley 1829
Son Alfred Franklin - Labourer b Bisley 1832
Son Charles Franklin - Labourer b Bisley 1834
Charles Franklin was my Great x2 Grandfather & moved to the East End of London where he appears on the 1861 census, married to Mary who was born in Chalford in about 1828. I cannot find any record of their marriage.
Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.
he good quality oolite on which the parish lies has been extensively quarried, providing the material for almost all its buildings until the 20th century; much was also exported from the parish in the form of stone tiles. At Througham tile-quarrying had begun by 1512 when a lease of the site of the manor included the regulation that none should be dug on the demesne closes, (fn. 16) a provision that presumably led to the establishment of the largest tile-quarry in the corner of an open field, at the cross-roads of two tracks north of Calfway Farm. (fn. 17) Througham later acquired the reputation for providing some of the best tiles in the county (fn. 18) and in the 1770s they were supplied in large quantities to the Severn Vale region. (fn. 19) Tile-digging was also a common practice on Bisley manor in 1593 when the manor court ruled that all tenants quarrying on their land should replace the topsoil. (fn. 20) There were numerous small quarries on the commons, (fn. 21) particularly around France Lynch and Chalford Hill where some were worked by the Franklin family of masons during the 18th and early 19th centuries. (fn. 22) Quarries at Bussage continued to be worked in the 1930s by a firm of concrete-manufacturers. (fn. 23)
I am trying to help with you research now and thought you might be interested in this little snippet of the Franklin family
John Franklins wife was Hester Marment/Marmont. If you go on rootchat.com there is a Sue Williams researcing the same family (Franklin), as Hester is her gtgt Grandmother. Maybe you are already in contact, I will keep searching for you
I believe that George Franklin was a pauper in the union workhouse Stroud aged 32 as an imbecile.
I have found him on the 1881 census there and the age seems to be correct if he was born in 1829
John Franklin 60 Stonemason Bisley
Hester 60 Spinner
Samuel 25 Stonemason
George 22 Lab
Alfred 20 Lab
Charles 18 Lab all still in Bisley together minus Henry whom I believe had married then as above message. 1851 census
Sorry to keep sending little bits lol but I prefer to do it so I don't miss anything out