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WOOLLATT, Sandridge, 19th Century

August, 2007




Katherine Southall (katherine.southall @t of Crawley, West Sussex, wrote: I found the Marshalswick Murder page today [see The Murder of Edward Anstee of Marshall's Wick Farm for relevant links] when I typed "Woollatt & Wheathampstead" into Google. I thought the page was very informative as I am descended from two of the inquest jurors, George Siddon Woollatt and his son, Edward. If you would like any information on the Woollatt family, please let me know and I will send you what I have found out so far.

I am also descended from the Ivory families at Ansells End, so found the information about them [Right Name, Wrong Body] very useful too.

In the 1980's I collected a lot of information about the farms and farmers of Sandridge, and adjacent villages, including George Siddon Woollatt and his son Edward based on the Sandridge Registers and the census returns then available. I also collected information from documents such as the 1843 Tithe returns. More recently I indexed a large number of cuttings from the Herts Advertiser paper in connection with my research on Bernards Heath.

I have checked my press index and found the following items of "Old News" which mention Edward Woollatt, which I am sure you have not seen:

1880 August 21st Herts Advertiser Fire at Beech Hyde, Sandridge
1880 August 28th Herts Advertiser

Fearful Tragedy at Marshall's Wick

1891 May 16th Herts Advertiser

Sale of Fat and Store Stock at St Albans

1893 April 1st Herts Advertiser

Easter Stock Sale at Hatfield

1894 March 3rd Herts Advertiser

Sale of Hay at the Red Lion, Hatfield

I also found a reference in my notes to a "Preliminary advert for sale of live and dead stock of Samwell’s Farm, Sandridge, as Mr Edward Woollatt is giving up farming." in the paper of 5th August 1893, but don't have any more details

If you don't have any information on the tithe returns, poor rates, etc. for George and Edward I should be able to fill in the details.

As to the information you have collected, my interest is more with the way in which the farmers in the area intermarried (see Who is Related to Who? - particularly the 2nd page) and if you have any evidence that the Woollatt's or the Ivory's were related to the Burchmore family (who seem to have married into most of the local farming families) I would be grateful if you could let me know.

If you can add to the information given above tell me.

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