Rampton Family History Report of LaRaye Sheridan and Carol Merrell
15 April 2012
Written by Carol Merrell
Follow-up from October 2011 Report
- The three goals for April 2012: 1) Complete documentation of Henry Rampton’s paternal line, 2) Complete documentation on Henry Rampton’s immediate family including sibling’s spouses and children and clean up the Charles Rampton problems on New Family Search.
Goal 1 – Documentation for Book of Henry Rampton’s Ancestors:
We have finished documenting Henry Rampton’s paternal line. I have obtained digitized copies of all documents associated with each direct-line ancestor, and have added that documentation to the New Family Search Website. This will help all to know what has been proven and what has not in each document.
What I have learned:
- Rampton – The direct line has solid documentation. The proof of relation between Thomas Rampton, born abt 1734, and his father Thomas, christened Jan 1701/2 is the inheritance of the Blacksmith shop in Southrope. We do not have a recorded christening date as proof. Arlene Eakle is searching for solid proof of the relationship between John Rampton, b. 1667 and Francis Rampton, b. 1645. To date the evidence is circumstantial. When the evidence is found, the Rampton line will be extended two more generations; the Omade line, three.
- Goodwins – Arlene has found circumstantial evidence that Raynold Goodwin is the possible father of Thomas Goodwin and is working on this line as well as the Rampton (Herriard Doc 166). We also know that Elizabeth Goodwin has at least one sister. Actual text, “John Rampton and Elizabeth – his wife one of the Daughters and coheirs of Thomas Goodwin” or “Goodier”. (Herriard Doc 103a)
- Russell – Arlene has extended the Russel line one more generation. Joan Russel’s father is Francis Russell, farmer, buried 26 June 1742 (Herriard Doc 060,). Frances paid taxes on the property of Mumpiliers in 1736 (Herriard Doc 148), 1741 (Herriard Doc 150), and 1742 (Herriard Doc 151). There is a gap in the record from 1741-1770. Thomas Rampton Sr. paid taxes for Mumpiliers in 1770 (Herriard Doc 102) proof of relationship. Property was passed from one generation to the next through inheritance.
There is a widow Russel (no given name) with a burial date, but we have not been able to prove that she is the wife of Francis Russell. John Russell, who was buried 3 years before Francis, may have been her husband. Francis Russell signed his name on the Herriard Manor Court Rolls. We find his signature along with John Rampton’s in several manor court records. (Herriard Doc 170 & Herriard Doc 103c)
- Kersley – There is solid documentation on this direct line. We found the burial date of Thomas Kersley on 15 Aug 1734 in Ellisfield. (Ellisfield Doc 002) He is the only Thomas Kersley buried in Ellisfield. The Kersleys are very plentiful in this area. There are good leads here to search out both direct and collateral research.
- Staples – This line needs work. There are a few leads on New Family Search that need to be verified.
- Page – I have found the burial dates for George and Mary Page. George’s burial date is 30 Dec 1821 in Ropley. He died at age 73 which makes his calculated birth year 1748 (Ropley Doc 092). Mary’s burial date is 12 Nov 1829. She died at the age of 72 which makes her calculated birth year 1757 (Ropley Doc 093) There are some good leads with burial dates for a William and Elizabeth Page possibly the parents of George. More work needs to be done on the Page family in the Parish Registers of Ropley, Court Rolls, and Manor Records.
- Hack & Bridger – There is solid direct-line documentation on these lines. The ends of line are found in Farnhurst & Linch, Sussex which border Bramshott, Hampshire. The Hacks, Bridgers, and Glasiers are plentiful in this area with lots of leads for collateral research.
- Bridger – Found six siblings of Mary Bridger; Mary christened in Linch, Sussex, England on 3 Aug 1701; William, 29 Nov 1703; and John, 18 Aug 1706 (Linch Doc 002). Elesebeth was christened 15 Mar 1704 (Linch Doc 003). Joane was christened 25 Apr 1709 (Linch Doc 005). Thomas was christened 24 July 1710 (Linch Doc 006). Nicholas was christened 30 Aug 1711 (Linch Doc 007).
- Digenson als Glasher – I found a problem with the end of the Glashier line. Thomas Glasier LCVR-XW3 & Ann Wenname LHL9-VV5 cannot be the parents of our John Glashier LHL9-VB9 chr 1679 in Farnhurst, Sussex, England and his brother Thomas MN7S-SLY chr Feb 1676, unless he was a polygamist. Thomas & Ann are the parents of six children all christened in Hollington, Sussex, England, a parish 73 miles from Farnhurst.
The following are the recorded events for the Thomas & Ann Glasier family found in FHL Film #1364158, Parish Register Transcripts for Hollington, Sussex, England.
21 May 1672 Md of Thomas Glasier of St. Leonards in Hollington and Ann Wennam of St Leonards in Hollington
21 Aug 1673 Chr of Thomas son of Thomas & Anne Glasier
12 May 1675 Chr of Anne dtr Thomas & Anne Glasier
18 Sep 1675 Bur of Anne dtr Thomas & Ann Glasier
26 Jul 1676 Chr of Mary dtr Thomas & Anne Glasier
16 Jun 1678 Chr of Richard son Thomas & Anne Glasier
6 Oct 1678 Bur of Richard son Thomas & Anne Glasier
7 Apr 1682 Bur of Anne dtr Thomas Glassier
3 Jun 1684 Chr of Richard son Thomas & Anne Glassier
10 Apr 1687 Bur of Richard son Thomas & Anne Glassier
24 May 1694 Bur of Thomas Glasier of St. Leonards
I requested that New Family Search remove the marriage from the website, but was denied. I was told that Thomas may have been a polygamist and I needed more proof. Therefore, more work needs to be done to prove Thomas Glasier of Farnhurst and Thomas Glasier of Hollington, are separate individuals. There are many Glasiers in Bramshott and surrounding areas with many leads for collateral research.
Goal 2 – Documentation of Henry Rampton and immediate family
There is a conflict over the year that Henry Rampton was buried. His headstone shows the year 1904 (Bountiful Img 801,); Newspaper shows 1903; and one New Family Search entry shows the date of 1902. The Utah Death Cert Index begins in 1904, so we cannot find proof in these records. LaRaye found proof of the year 1903 in the obituary of Henry Rampton in the Deseret Evening News dated 28 November 1903 (Bountiful Img 901) 901 Deseret_Evening_News_1903_11_28_Death_of_Davis_County_Pioneer We believe this document to be most correct because the record was made closest to the time of his death. I recommend we correct the date on the headstone to eliminate confusion and many hours of wasted research by future generations.
We have searched out two generations of William Rampton’s posterity. Their ordinances are in progress. This includes 1st and 2nd spouses of all Henry’s siblings and their children. We have begun searching for the third generation of children. It also includes work for his second wife, Sarah Balchin, her parents, and eight siblings.
Henry Balchin (father of Sarah and a wheelwright) buried in Kinglsey on 20 Jan 1832 at age 86 (Kingsley Doc 008). Hannah (Sarah’s mother) buried in Kingsley on 24 Jan 1843 at age 85 (Kingsley Doc 009). William christened 28 Sep 1774 (Kingsley Doc 002) Henry christened 4 Jul 1776 (Kingsley Doc 002). John christened 3 Jul 1778 (Kingsley Doc 003). Mary christened 23 Jun 1780 (Kingsley Doc 004). James christened 12 Jul 1782 (Kingsley Doc 004). Hannah christened 25 Mar 1785 (Kingsley Doc 005). Elizabeth christened 14 Au 1787 (Kingsley Doc 001). Sarah (wife of William Rampton) christened 14 May 1790 (Kingsley Doc 001). George christened 12 Sep 1794 (Kingsley Doc 007).
We have also searched for the immediate families of Henry Rampton’s 5th and 6th wives, Maria Healy and Elizabeth Dorey.
Maria Healy was christened on 5 May 1829 in Old Alresford. (Old Alresford Doc 041) She was the fourth daughter of Francis and Kitty Adams Healy. Francis Healy was a gardener. There were four other children born to this couple. Ann was christened 25 Aug 1822 (Southampton (St. Mary’s) Doc 001). Mary was christened 19 Jan 1824 1822 (Southampton (St. Mary’s) Doc 002). Francis was christened 1 Apr 1826 (Fareham Doc 001). Henry was christened 8 Jun 1832 (Old Alresford Doc 042). Maria’s mother, Kitty, died 25 Oct 1832 (Old Alresford Doc 046). A photo of her headstone is found in Old Alresford Img 819. The Healy’s appeared to be close friends of the Ramptons because William Rampton was the witness to the second marriage of Francis Healey (Porchester Doc 001); and Francis Healey was the witness to the second marriage of William Rampton & Sarah Balchin (Binstead Doc 001). Maria died at the young age of 21 on 3 November 1849, one year before Henry Rampton married Catherine Harfield (Old Alresford 018).
Elizabeth Dorey was christened on 26 Dec 1830 in Ropley (Ropley Doc 089). Elizabeth was the oldest child born to George & Charlotte Pett Dorey. Records show that the Dorey family made their home in New Alresford some time before 1833. Elizabeth had eight siblings. George was christened 16 Jun 1833 (New Alresford Doc 012). Thomas found only in the 1841 England Census born about 1836 http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=uki1841&indiv=try&h=2233393.
Joseph Heath christened 11 Sep 1836 (New Alresford Doc 017). Harry was christened 9 Sep 1838 (New Alresford Doc 018). Harriet was christened 20 May 1847 (New Alresford Doc 019) and buried 5 Sep 1847 (New Alresford Doc 020). Albert was christened 8 Jun 1849
(New Alresford Doc 021) and buried 17 Oct 1849 (New Alresford Doc 022). Amy was christened 21 Jul 1850 (New Alresford Doc 023). Charlotte was christened 29 May 1852 (New Alresford Doc 025) and buried 5 Mar 1874 (New Alresford Doc 030). Eliza was christened 14 Oct 1855 (New Alresford Doc 026).
Elizabeth died on 22 Nov 1852 and was buried on 24 Nov 1852 (New Alresford Doc 031) at the young age of 22 years. There was another family connection, Elizabeth’s uncle Thomas Pett was married to Henry Rampton’s Aunt Charlotte Norgate.
Goal 3 I have finished cleaning up the problems on New Family Search regarding the Charles Rampton family of Old Alresford and the Charles Rampton family of New Zealand. Both families are now separated and sealed to the right parents thanks to our New Zealand Rampton contact from New Family Search.
LaRaye and I have had an enjoyable time finding our cousins. We have only scratched the surface. It is easiest to report numbers. The Henry Rampton PAF File on CD by Angela Petersen contains 250 individuals. I have used a copy of this CD to record our work and now have 874 individuals with documentation. We will continue to add to this file.
Goals for Oct 2012
Start preparations for New Family Search – Family Tree.
- Work with Jay Rampton in downloading all documents to the new Henry Rampton Family Website.
- Begin the process of linking each document to our ancestors in New Family Search – Family Tree.
- Clean up errors and weak documentation in New Family Search by working with on-line submitters and NFS Staff; for example, Francis Hack has 3 sets of parents and the John Norgate/Mary Hood or Mary Brown marriage question. I have been advised to clean it up now. It will be more difficult after the church updates to the New Family Search- Family Tree program.