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Re: William and Agatha Wastell
Posted by: Gillian Ford (ID *****7618) Date: June 06, 2006 at 07:50:13
In Reply to: William and Agatha Wastell by Gillian Ford of 101

Agatha was living next door to a John Wastell in the 1881 census at Cookham, Berks. John was b. 1806 in Maidenhead Berks. Since Agatha lived in old age (about 1870 to 1886) at Cookham, the Q came up, was John a relative or was it coincidence? Agatha had been widowed for 50 years when she died (William Wastell). He had been married before to Louisa Miles, daughter of Sir Jonathan Miles. William had three children with Louisa. She died, he married Agatha in 1822 and had nine more children. Charles Alfred went to Canada and has descendants there, though he came back and lived in Thrupp Gloucestershire with his wife Emily and daughter. Three other brothers went to Australia. Anyway, I wondered if John Wastell might be a cousin. I first investigated him and his family (WEstalls) y. I came back to it all later and noted again a William Westall b. Cookham in 1796. I traced all the Hungerford Westalls and I can now see all the contemporary cousins. One was Samuel Westall, a gentleman and attorney living in St. Clement Danes in the early 1800s, and Richard Westall, a ?county clerk living in St. Pancras, where William and Agatha registered all their children's birth (they lived on Burton Crescent. I can find most of the cousins in the censuses and account for deaths, etc., but William is absent (because he died in 1836). I do believe he came from Westalls of Hungerford, Berks and have posted to the L-Westall site. John Westall was a surgeon and apocethary, trained at St. Guys London, worked all his life in Cookham. His father and William's were plumbers. Some of the cousins stepped up a notch and became professionals.

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