THE WOODHAMS

 

    

Agricultural Workers Threshing

     

The Woodhams originated in Kent, a typical country family, where most of the men were agricultural labourers, which meant that they worked very hard, for very long hours, for very little pay. Then in the last quarter of the 19th century a few of them moved into London, e.g. Jesse Woodhams I who, in the 1881 census, was living in Bow.

 

On the 1871 census Robert & Caroline Woodhams have taken into their home 2 children born in London, one described as an orphan and the other as a ‘bastard’. These children must have been happy as they stayed with this family and even brought their children into the home.

  

From the IGI

Robert Woodhams

            Christened: 09/01/1820, Brasted, Kent.

            Father: John Woodhams

            Mother: Jane ?

 

Caroline Corke

            Christened: 01/06/1819, Cowden, Kent.

            Father: William Corke

            Mother: Mary ?

 

3RD QUARTER 1839 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 5 Page 499)

Robert Woodhams married Caroline Cork (30/08/1839                     Occupation Labourer)

                                                                                    Fathers:        John Woodhams (Labourer)

                                                                                                         William Cork (Publican)

                                                                                    Witnesses:   William Browne

                                                                                                         William Weller

 

4TH QUARTER 1839 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 5 Page 555)

William Woodhams married Ann Fuller

 

1841 Census (taken on 6th June)

Living in Puddle Dock, Westerham, Kent (HO107/485/13 Folio 6 Page 4) (name spelt Woodham)

John Woodhams b: 1788, Kent                                                                           Ag. Lab.

          Wife: Jane Woodhams (?) b: 1784, Kent

          Daughter: Jane Woodhams b: 1809, Kent

          Daughter: Naome Woodhams b: 1831, Kent

          Son: John Woodhams b: 1841, Kent

 

Living in Froghole, Westerham, Kent (HO107/485/13 Folio 5 Page 3) (name spelt Woodham)

William Woodhams b: 1811, Kent

          Wife: Ann Woodhams (Fuller) b: 1821, Kent

          Daughter: Ann Woodhams b: 1841, Kent

 

Living in Horns Hill, Westerham, Kent (HO107/485/13 Page 1)

Robert Woodhams b: 1821, Kent                                                                        Ag. Lab.

          Wife: Caroline Woodhams (Cork) b: 1821, Kent

          Son: Robert Woodhams b: 1840, Kent

 

1851 Census (taken on 30th March)

Living in Selyards Farm, Hever, Kent (HO107/1613 Folio 639 Page 15) (name spelt Woodham)

          Servant: Jane Woodhams (?) b: 1796, Cheddington, Kent (widow)            Housekeeper

 

Living in Mariners, Westerham, Kent (HO107/1613 Folio 520 Page 2) (name spelt Woodham)

William Woodhams b: 1817, Brasted, Kent                                                         Ag. Lab.

          Wife: Ann Woodhams (Fuller) b: 1820, Westerham, Kent

          Daughter: Ann Woodhams b: 1841, Westerham, Kent

          Daughter: Eliza Woodhams b: 1843, Westerham, Kent

          Daughter: Mary Woodhams b: 1845, Westerham, Kent

          Son: William Woodhams b: 1848, Westerham

          Daughter: Ellen Woodhams b: 1850, Westerham, Kent

 

Living in ? Mills Water (HO107/1613 Folio 522 Page 7)

Robert Woodhams b: 1819, Brasted                                                                   Agricultural Labourer

          Wife: Caroline Woodhams (Cork) b: 1818, Cowden

          Son: Robert Woodhams b: 1839, Westerham

          Son: William Henry Woodhams b: 1841, Westerham

          Daughter: Mary Ann Woodhams b: 1845, Westerham

          Daughter: Jane Woodhams b: 1848, Westerham

          Son: Amos Woodhams b: 1850, Westerham

 

1861 Census (taken on 7th April)

Living in Toys Hill, Westerham, Kent (RG9/489 Folio 32 Page 6)

Wm Woodhams b: 1817, Westerham                                                                  Agri. Labourer

          Wife: Ann Woodhams (Fuller) b: 1821, Westerham                                    Shop

          Daughter: Ann Woodhams b: 1840, Westerham

          Daughter: Ellen Woodhams b: 1850, Westerham

          Son: John Woodhams b: 1852, Westerham

          Daughter: Emoley Woodhams b: 1856, Westerham

          Daughter: Allice Woodhams b: 1859, Brasted

          Mother: Jane Woodhams (?) b: 1784, Chiddingstone (widow)

 

Living in Lodge Lane, Westerham, Kent (RG9/489 Folio 72 Page 7)

Robert Woodhams b: 1819, Brasted                                                                   Agricultural Labourer

          Wife: Caroline Woodhams (Cork) b: 1819, Cowden

          Son: Robert Woodhams b: 1824 (?), Westerham                                       Nursery Labourer

          Son: William Henry Woodhams b: 1844, Westerham                                  ? Labourer

          Daughter: Jane Woodhams b: 1849, Westerham

          Son: Amos Woodhams b: 1851, Westerham

          Son: Jesse Woodhams b: 1853, Westerham

 

13 Lodge Lane, Westerham, Kent

 

Living in Mariners, Westerham, Kent (RG9/489 Folio 63 Page 20)

          Servant: Eliza Woodhams b: 1842, Westerham                                           Housemaid

 

Living in High St., Bagshot, Windlesham, Surrey (RG9/489 Folio 94 Page 21) (name spelt Woodham)

          Servant: Mary Woodhams b: 1842, Brasted                                               Nursemaid

 

Living in Crockham Hill, Westerham, Kent (RG9/489 Folio 63 Page 20)

          Servant: William Woodhams b: 1860 (S/B 1847), Westerham                    Servant Boy

 

2ND QUARTER 1863 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 2a Page 694)

Eliza Woodhams married Elvey Heath

 

4TH QUARTER 1864 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 2a Page 275)

Jane Woodhams died

 

2ND QUARTER 1866 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 2a Page 290)

Robert Woodhams died (aged 24)

 

3RD QUARTER 1866 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 2a Page 776)

Mary Ann Woodhams married Arthur Jarrett

 

3RD QUARTER 1867 - THANET (District Thanet Vol. 2a Page 1201)

Jane Woodhams married Joseph Barnes

 

1ST QUARTER 1868 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 2a Page 561)

Ellen Woodhams married William Thomas Leigh

 

1871 Census (taken on 2nd April)

Living in Lodge Lane, Westerham, Kent (RG10/924 Folio 63 Page 13)

Robert Woodhams b: 1819, Brasted                                                                   Agricultural Labourer

          Wife: Caroline Woodhams (Cork) b: 1819, Cowden

          Son: William Woodhams b: 1844, Westerham                                            Agricultural Labourer

          Son: Amos Woodhams b: 1851, Brasted                                                    Nursery Gardener

          Son: Jesse Woodhams b: 1852, Brasted                                                     Nursery Gardener

          Orphan: James Greated b: 1860, Islington

          Bastard: George Nightingale b: 1868, Paddington

 

Living in Rose Cottages, Brasted, Kent (RG10/924 Folio 10 Page 11) (name spelt Woodham)

          Daughter: Emily Woodhams b: 1855, Brasted

          Daughter: Alice Woodhams b: 1858, Brasted

 

Living in The Tallyho, Brasted, Kent (RG10/924 Folio 16 Page 1)

Mary Woodhams b: 1847, Westerham

 

Living in Mill Lane, Westerham, Kent (RG10/924 Folio 67 Page 22)

John Woodhams b: 1852, Westerham                                                                 Wheelwright Appren.

 

2ND QUARTER 1873 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 2a Page 771)

Mary Woodhams married Thomas Quickenden

 

4TH QUARTER 1875 - ST. OLAVE (District St. Olave Vol. 1d Page 431)

Jesse Woodhams married Sarah Playter

 

1ST QUARTER 1877 - CROYDON (District Croydon Vol. 2a Page 255)

Amos Woodhams married Sarah Jane Aggas

 

3RD QUARTER 1879 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 2a Page 858)

William Woodhams married Jane Skinner

 

1ST QUARTER 1881 - GREENWICH (District Greenwich Vol. 1d Page 883)

John Woodhams married Sarah Jane Flaherty

 

1881 Census (taken on 3rd April)

Living in Lodge Lane, Westerham, Kent (RG11/0909 Folio 93 Page 9)

Robert Woodhams b: 1819, Westerham, Kent                                                    Farm Labourer

          Wife: Caroline Woodhams (Cork) b: 1819, Cowden, Kent

          Visitor: James Greathead b: 1861, London                                                 Out of Employ

          Boarder: George Nightingale b: 1868, Paddington                                      Labourer in Nursery

          Unknown: Albert Greathead b: 1875, London

          Unknown: John Greathead b: 1879, London

 

Living in Cottage Bardox Farm Cottage, Brasted, Kent (RG11/909 Folio 50 Page 3)

William Woodhams b: 1847, Westerham                                                             Ag. Labourer

          Wife: Jane Woodhams (Skinner) b: 1853, Brasted

          Son: James Woodhams b: 1877, Brasted

          Son: William Woodhams b: 1880, Brasted

 

Living in 2 Florence Cotts., Deptford St Paul, London (RG11/711 Folio 69 Page 20)

John Woodhams b: 1852, Westerham                                                                 Coach Builder

          Wife: Sarah Woodhams (Flaherty) b: 1856, Greenwich

 

Living in 70, Lefevre Road, Bow (RG11/489 Folio 155 Page 46)

Jesse Woodhams b: 1852, Westerham                                                                Deal Porter

          Wife: Sarah Woodhams (Playter) b: 1854, Bethnal Green

          Son: Robert Woodhams b: 1876, Westerham

          Son: Jesse Woodhams b: 1878, Croydon

 

Living in AlmaCotts., New Street, Westerham, Kent (RG11/909 Folio 77 Page 12)

Amos Woodhams b: 1853, Westerham                                                               Gardener

          Wife: Sarah J Woodhams (Aggas) b: 1857, Brick Lane, Middx.

          Son: Ernest A Woodhams b: 1879, Lambeth

          Daughter: Charlotte Woodhams b: 1880, Westerham

 

Living in Beer House, Toys Hill Tallyho, Brasted, Kent (RG11/909 Folio 51 Page 6)

          Sister-in-law: Alice Woodhams b: 1858, Westerham                                  Dressmaker

 

4TH QUARTER 1881 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 2a Page 1045)

Alice Woodhams married Henry King

 

1891 Census (taken on 5th April)

Living in Lodge Lane, Westerham, Kent (RG12/674 Folio 139 Page 14)

Robert Woodhams b: 1819, Westerham, Kent                                                    Ag. Labourer

          Wife: Caroline Woodhams (Cork) b: 1819, Cowden, Kent

          Boarder: Albert French b: 1815, Holloway                                                 Grocer’s Assistant    

          Boarder: James Greathead b: 1861, London                                               House Boy (Domestic)

          Boarder: John Davis b: 1878, Westerham                                                   House Boy (Domestic)


Living in Oberries Cottage, Brasted, Kent (RG12/674 Folio 97 Page 6)

William Woodhams b: 1847, Westerham                                                             Ag. Farm Servant

          Wife: Jane Woodhams (Skinner) b: 1852, Brasted

          Son: James Woodhams b: 1877, Brasted                                                   Ag. Farm Servant

          Son: William F Woodhams b: 1880, Brasted

          Son: George A Woodhams b: 1883, Brasted

          Son: Alfred L Woodhams b: 1887, Brasted

          Daughter: Annie L Woodhams b: 1887, Brasted

          Son: Walter L Woodhams b: 1889, Seal

 

Living in Duncan’s Ford, Westerham, Kent (RG12/674 Folio 118 Page 3)

Amos Woodhams b: 1850, Westerham                                                               General Labourer

          Wife: Sarah Woodhams (Aggas) b: 1855, London

          Son: Ernest Woodhams b: Lambeth                                                            Errand Boy

          Daughter: Charlotte Woodhams b: 1880, Westerham

          Daughter: Alice Woodhams b: 1882, Westerham

          Son: James Woodhams b: 1885, Westerham

          Son: Percey Woodhams b: 1890, Westerham

 

Living in 50 Wellington Street, Milton, Kent (RG12/645 Folio 90 Page 20)

John Woodhams b: 1852, Sevenoaks                                                                  Mans Domestic Servant

          Wife: Sarah Woodhams (Flaherty) b: 1856, Greenwich                              Laundress

          Son: John J Woodhams b: 1882, Caterham

          Mother-in-law: Sarah Flaherty (?) b: 1822, Pembury (widow)

 

Living in 96, Usher Rd., Bow (RG12/316 Folio 53 Page 48)

Jesse Woodhams b: 1853, Westerham                                                                Sewer Builder

          Wife: Sarah Woodhams (Playter) b: 1855, Rotherhithe

          Son: Robert Woodhams b: 1877, Westerham

          Son: Jesse Woodhams b: 1879, Croydon

          Daughter: Sarah A Woodhams b: 1885, Bow

 

2ND QUARTER 1894 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 2a Page 343)

Robert Woodhams died (aged 73)

 

1ST QUARTER 1895 - POPLAR (District Poplar Vol. 1c Page 472)

Sarah Woodhams died (aged 41)

 

2ND QUARTER 1896 - MALLING (District Malling Vol. 2a Page 348)

William Woodhams died (aged 56)

 

1ST QUARTER 1898 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 2a Page 477)

Caroline Woodhams died (aged 77)

 

2ND QUARTER 1898 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 2a Page 1384)

Jesse Woodhams married Jane Lenn

 

4TH QUARTER 1898 - POPLAR (District Poplar Vol. 1c Page 1079)

Jesse Woodhams married Harriett Moore

 

1ST QUARTER 1898 - POPLAR (District Poplar Vol. 1c Page 588)

Arthur Woodhams born (13TH March 1899)

 

1ST QUARTER 1898 - POPLAR (District Poplar Vol. 1c Page 385)

Arthur Woodhams died (aged 1 day 14TH March 1899)

 

1ST QUARTER 1901 - POPLAR (District Poplar Vol. 1c Page 678)

Caroline Woodhams born

 

1901 Census (taken on 31st March)

Living in 7 Primrose Ter., Milton, Kent (RG13/712 Folio 45 Page 30)

John Woodhams b: 1852, Westerham                                                                 Labourer Funeral

          Wife: Sarah J Woodhams (Flaherty) b: 1856, Greenwich

          Son: John J Woodhams b: 1882, Caterham                                                Carpenter

 

Living in ‘Tally Ho’, Toys Hill West, Brasted, Kent (RG13/748 Folio 102 Page 2)

Jane Woodhams (Skinner) b: 1853, Brasted (widow)

          Son: James Woodhams b: 1877, Brasted                                                   General Labourer on Farm

          Son: Thomas Woodhams b: 1889, Leal Churl

 

Living in Woodstock Villas, Ash, Surrey (RG13/608 Folio 34 Page 7)

William F Woodhams b: 1880, Brasted                                                               Railway Signalman

 

Living in 16, South Rd., Crayford, Kent (RG13/697 Folio 159 Page 5)

George Woodhams b: 1881, Kent                                                                       Railway Labourer

 

Living in Heverswood, Halstead, Kent (RG13/746 Folio 133 Page 9)

Annie Woodhams b: 1887, Brasted                                                                     Housemaid Domestic

 

Living in 13, Lodge Lane, Westerham, Kent (RG13/748 Folio 152 Page 13)

Amos Woodhams b: 1853, Mills Water                                                               Contractor’s Labourer

          Wife: Sarah Jane Woodhams (Aggas) b: 1858, Brick Lane

          Son: James Woodhams b: 1885, Westerham                                              Under Gardener-Domestic

          Son: Percy Wm Woodhams b: 1890, Westerham

          Daughter: Ethel Bethsheda Woodhams b: 1893, Westerham

          Father-in-law: James Aggas b: 1836, Halston, Norfolk                               Pensioner - Royal Albert & Victoria Docks

 

Living in Snowdon, Woldington, Surrey (RG13/630 Folio 67 Page 1)

Jesse Woodhams b: 1851, Westerham                                                                Gardener Domestic

          Wife: Jane Woodhams (Lenn) b: 1850, Rochester

          Son: Edward R Lenn b: 1882, Brighton                                                      Coachman Domestic

          Son: Timothy G Lenn b: 1885, Eastbourne                                                 Gardener Domestic

          Son: Sidney C Lenn b: 1888, Westerham                                                   Houseboy Domestic

          Daughter: Caroline Woodhams b: 1891, Middx.

 

                                                                       

          Jesse Woodhams II born 1878                              Harriet Woodhams (nee Moore) born 1880

 

Living in 12, Beale Place, Stratford (RG13/341 Folio 42 Page 12)

Jesse Woodhams b: 1879, Croydon                                                                    Factory Stoker

          Wife: Harriett Woodhams (Moore) b: 1880, Old Ford

          Daughter: Caroline Woodhams b: 1901, Old Ford

 

Living in Woodgate Hse, Bexhill (RG13/875 Folio 86 Page 52)

Charlotte H L Woodhams b: 1879, Westerham                                                   Parlourmaid Domestic

 

2ND QUARTER 1904 - POPLAR (District Poplar Vol. 1c Page 560)

Jesse William Woodhams born

 

3RD QUARTER 1904 - GODSTONE (District Godstone Vol. 2a Page 477)

Sarah Ann Woodhams married George William Taylor

 

3RD QUARTER 1905 - SEVENOAKS (District Sevenoaks Vol. 2a Page 1620)

William Frederick Woodhams married Ethel May Quinnell

 

1ST QUARTER 1907 – STEPNEY (District Stepney Vol. 1c Page 549)

Alice Jane Woodhams married Francis Langford (not in registry entries)

 

Alice Woodhams (born 1882)

 

4TH QUARTER 1907 – W. HAM (District W. Ham Vol. 4a Page 197)

Ernest Amos Woodhams married Mahala Rose Smith

 

3RD QUARTER 1910 - GRAVESEND (District Gravesend Vol. 2a Page 304)

Sarah Jane Woodhams died (aged 54)

 

4TH QUARTER 1910 – GRAVESEND (District Gravesend Vol. 2a Page 1213)

John J Woodhams married Lily Morris

 

1911 Census (taken on 2nd April)

Living in Lodge Lane, Westerham, Kent (RG14PN4024 RG78PN154 RD49 SD2 ED17 SN5)

Amos Woodhams b: 1850, Westerham, Kent                                                      Gardening Trade

          Wife: Sarah Jane Woodhams (Aggas) b: 1857, Bow, London

          Son: James Francis Woodhams b: 1884, Westerham, Kent                        Bricklayer’s Labourer

          Son: Percy William Woodhams b: 1891, Westerham, Kent                         Gardening Domestic

          Visitor: Alderbella Flora Pullen b: 1890, Walworth, London                        Cook Domestic

 

Ethel (b: 1893), Amos (b: 1850), Sarah (b: 1857), James or Percy (B: 1884 or 1891)

 

Living in 81 Peacock St., Gravesend, Kent (RG14PN3817 RG78PN145 RD44 SD1 ED4 SN41)

          Boarder: John James Woodhams b: 1852, Westerham, Kent (widower)     Jobbing Gardener

 

Living in Toys Hill, Brasted, Kent (RG14PN4021 RG78PN154 RD49 SD2 ED14 SN23)

Jane Woodhams (Skinner) b: 1853, Brasted, Kent (widow)                                 Charwoman

          Son: Walter Thomas Woodhams b: 1889, Seal, Kent                                 Bricklayer’s Labourer

 

Living in 43 Milton Road, Old Ford (RG14PN1674 RG78PN58 RD22 SD1 ED24 SN41)

Jesse Woodhams b: 1879, Croydon, Surrey                                                        Labarer

          Wife: Harriett Woodhams (Moore) b: 1880, Old Ford, London

          Daughter: Caroline Woodhams b: 1901, Old Ford, London

          Son: Jesse Woodhams b: 1905, Old Ford, London

          Son: Harold Woodhams b: 1908, Old Ford, London


Living in 231 Beckton Rd, Canning Town, West Ham (RG14PN9516 RG78PN508 RD188 SD4 ED46 SN18)

Ernest Woodhams b: 1879, Kennington, London                                                 Railway Shunter Port Of London Authority

          Wife: Mahala Woodhams (Smith) b: 1886, Canning Town, Essex

          Son: Ronald Woodhams b: 1910, Canning Town, Essex

 

Living in 2 Southill Road, Chatham, Kent (RG14PN3906 RG78PN149RD47 SD1 ED22 SN202)

William Frederick Woodhams b: 1880, Toys Hill, Brasted, Kent                          Railway Porter

          Wife: Ethel May Woodhams (Quinnell) b: 1880, Sevenoaks, Kent

          Daughter: Ethel Louisa Woodhams b: 1907, Chatham, Kent

 

Living in 53 Havelock Rd., Gravesend, Kent (RG14PN3831 RG78PN145 RD44 SD1 ED18 SN186)

John James Woodhams b: 1882, Caterham, Surrey                                              Carpenter Builders

          Wife: Lily Woodhams (Morris) b: 1884, Gravesend, Kent

 

Living in The Glebe, Oakham, Sevenoaks, Kent (RG14PN4013 RG78PN154 RD49 SD2 ED6 SN150)

          Servant: Ethel Woodhams b: 1893, Westerham, Kent                                 Parlour Maid Domestic

 

Ethel Woodhams born 1893

 

2ND QUARTER 1919 – CROYDON (District Croydon Vol. 2a Page 289)

Jesse Woodhams died (age 68)

 

2ND QUARTER 1925 - POPLAR (District Poplar Vol. 1c Page 745)

Jesse W Woodhams married Elizabeth M Garner

 

Jesse Woodhams III (born 1904) & Elizabeth Maud Woodhams (nee Garner, born 1906)

2ND QUARTER 1928 – CROYDON (District Croydon Vol. 2a Page 343)

Jane Woodhams died (age 77)

 

1ST QUARTER 1947 – BRENTWOOD (District Brentwood Vol. 4a Page 525)

Jesse Woodhams died (age 68)

 

4TH QUARTER 1956 – ROMFORD (District Romford Vol. 5a Page 735)

Joyce Eileen Woodhams married Kenneth Arthur Janes

 

Joyce Woodhams & Kenneth Janes