Note N521 Index
The baptisms of John and his brother Edward are in the parish registers. Those of the younger children are not. All of the children are in the will of their grand mother, Elizabeth Timms. He appears in his father's will in 1843 and is given five closes in Stourton.
I have recently (January 2012) found him in the 1861 and 1871 censuses. He was married to a Prudence. I am still looking for his marriage.
By 1881, Prudence was a widow living with her then three children in Chelsea.
Note N522 Index
The baptisms of John and his brother Edward are in the parish registers. Those of the younger children are not. All of the children are in the will of their grand mother, Elizabeth Timms. In the 1851 census, she is 11 years old and so I chose 1840 for her birth. She must have been born just around when her father died.
June Timms (Thornton) has this Elizabeth marrying a Henry Basson. I cannot find the marriage. However, given the 1871 Evenlode census for her brother John and the mention of his nephew Harry Basson, that would make sense.
It would seem that she was a witness to her brother Edwin's marriage in 1855. She signed as Elizabeth Ann Timms.
Note N523 Index
She appears in the 1861 census as "Married, 29, Dressmaker, Sutton under Brailes." There is no notation of Edwin. Listed with her is the child Anne Elizabeth. Where was Edwin? It does not say she was a widow.
She was living next to two sisters, both dressmakers too. They were:
JOHNSON Joanna Female 39 Dressmaker Sutton under Brailes
RAINBOW Sarah Sister Widow 37 Dressmaker Sutton under Brailes
In the 1871 census, the two sisters were there but not Charlotte.
The IGI has a Charlotte Rainbow born to John and Mary Rainbow in Sutton under Brailes in 1814. A relative? There is another one born on April 17, 1836 to Richard Rainbow and his wife Patience. There are any number of Rainbows born in Sutton on the IGI - none match.
There is one odd entry in the 1891 census. In the civil parish of Barby, Northamptonshire, there is a Charlotte Timms, age 59, dressmaker, born in Kilsby, Northamptonshire.
Note N524 Index
In his sister's will in 1854, he is referred to as John Rouse of Little Compton.
Note N525 Index
She was living with her parents in the 1880 census. She was single. In the 1870 census her name is not Mary but rather "May".
There is a Mary Timms born in 1857, in the New York State Census, living in Rockport New York. She is a domestic. How do I follow up on that?
There is a Mary J. Timms in the 1860 census for New York City. She is 10 months old. She is on a page with other single individuals so I don't quite know where she belongs. She may be those who were missed the first time through? She is in the 1st Division of the 19th Ward. The enumeration was done on July 13, 1860. It is on page 387. The margin reads "Child's Nursery and Hospital" So if this was her, where were her parents and her brother? I am now certain that this is not she.
Note N526 Index
In the 1880 census, she was a housewife. Her parents were from NY.
Note N527 Index
I have her will made on March 24, 1782. She was a widow by then. Her will was granted administration on September 8, 1788. She leaves everything to Edward Timms and Elizabeth Timms, the two surviving grandchildren of her daughter Elizabeth.
Note N528 Index
All of the information re this family comes from Sue Pedersen.
Note N529 Index
In one of those idiosyncratic spellings, the person who recorded the birth put an extra "l" in the middle of his name.
Note N530 Index
The most likely candidate for her is:
Sarah the daughter of John and Mary Webb of Stowerton was baptised March 31, 1666.