Richard Fudge/John Roberts and Ann Stickland

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Parents   : Jonathan And Mary Fudge (not related)       John Roberts (No parents found)        Richard Stickland and Grace Flag.(80%)

Richard Fudge (b 1742 Affpuddle, m Ann Stickland 1771 Winfrith Newburgh Dorset, d 1882 Dorchester)
Ann Stickland (b 1754 Winfrith Newburgh, d Affpuddle 1789)
    Richard Fudge (b 1774 Affpuddle Dorset, d 1775 Affpuddle)
    Grace Fudge (b 1780 Affpuddle, d 1782 Affpuddle)
    Edith Fudge (d 1781 Affpuddle)               
    Edith Fudge (b 1783 Affpuddle)               

John Roberts (m Ann Fudge 1788 Affpuddle, d 1789 Affpuddle)
Ann Fudge (nee Stickland) (b 1754 Winfrith Newburgh,
d 1789 Affpuddle)
    Ann Roberts (b 1789 Affpuddle, d Affpuddle 1789)
    Grace Fudge (b abt 1786 Affpuddle Dorset, m George Ford, d 1847 Upwey Dorset)               
        Lavinia Ford (b 1828  Upwey, m  Stephen Vine 1855 Beechworth Vic, d 1904)
            Hannah Vine (b 1866 Spring Creek, m Richard Reid Roach 1890 Flemington Vic, d 1915 Kew Vic)
                Liela Muriel Roach (b 1893 North Sydney, m Ernest Harold Mitchell 1914 Kew, d 1972 Wodonga)

Molly Richards suggests in a letter that the Fudges were Whalers

Research Notes

    The OPC site for Affpudle has online transcriptions - yeilds the same two children as the LDS
    There is an Ann Stickland christening: 24 May 1745 Puddletown, Dorset, only three miles west of Affpuddle, parents Robert or Robin and Mary Stickland.
    However the standout is Anne Stickland christening: 06 Oct 1754 Winfrith Newburgh. While she would be marrying at age 17, her parents are Richard and Grace - the names of the two children in LDS
    I reckon the Richard and Grace Ann(e)  is an 80% chance.
    For what it is worth, there is an Ann Stickland marrying 26 Oct 1767 in  Tincleton.  Tincleton is two miles from Puddletown and six miles from Winfrith Newburgh

John Roberts Research (LR)

No joy in finding where he came from Possible births in Sturminster-Newton (12 m NW of Affpuddle) and Shaftesbury (20 m N of Affpuddle). Another in Sydling-St Nicholas (10 m W of Affpuddle) looks like he died somewhere else?

Anne Stickland and Richard Fudge Research (Ann and Bob Preece, LR)

1754 Anne Stickland baptised 6 Oct Winfrith Newburgh Dorset
1770 27 Oct Marriage Anne Stickland to Richard Fudge Winfrith Newburgh - 10 miles east of Upwey and 6 miles south of Affpuddle
1774 18 Nov Son Richard baptised (OPC database)
1775 Burial Affpuddlle son Richard Fudge 17 December (OPC database)
1780 12 Jun Daughter Grace  baptised (OPC database)
1781 Burial Affpuddlle Edith
Fudge 27 September (OPC database)
1782 17 Feb Grace Fudge buried Affpuddle

1782 16 July Richard Fudge in Court, ordered to stay in custody "The peace having been sworn against the defendant by his wife"
1782 11 Nov Death Richard Fudge Dorchester Prison

1783 Birth Affpuddlle Edith Fudge 11 May (Ancestry) - Parents Ann and Richard
1786 Daughter Grace born this year if we believe 1841 census
1788 23 Feb Marriage in Affpuddle as Ann Fudge (widow) to John Roberts
(index record only)
1788 Baptism 23 Mar Affpuddle Grace, daughter of Ann Fudge and John Roberts
1788 Burial Affpuddle 21 Nov John Roberts (OPC Database)
1789 Baptism Ann Roberts Affpuddle 4 Jan, mother Ann father illegible
(OPC Database)
1789 Burial Ann Roberts Affpuddle 12 Jan - daughter
1789 Burial Ann Roberts Affpuddle 25 Jan - mother


1754 Baptism Anne Stickland Winfrith Newburg Ancestry
1770 Marriage Ann Stickland
and Richard FudgeWinfrith Newburgh
1780 Grace Fudge Baptism Affpuddle Ancestry
1782 16 July Richard Fudge in Court, as prisoner
1782 11 Nov Death Richard Fudge Dorchester Prison
1788 Baptism 23 Mar Affpuddle Grace Fudge-Roberts


An email from Ann and Bob Preece kicked me back into action on this page. He supplied lots of good stuff. I have verified it, and put it up on the page. There is still more good stuff to process
Thanks to Jenny Grainger for the wedding certificate that kickstarted the Fudges and Chris Jeffery for the excellent Winfrith Newburgh OPC site.
The Affpuddle site is also very good, though the OPC post is currently vacant

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