Robert TOMPKINS

Male 1797 - 1871  (74 years)


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  • Name Robert TOMPKINS 
    Born 1797  Oddington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 28 Feb 1797  Oddington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lost Cousins 1841 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Dorton, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 44y 
    Address:
    Spa Farm 
    Occupation 6 Jun 1841  Dorton, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Sydenham, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 54y 
    Address:
    Grange Farm 
    • Elizabeth Osban abt 1810 Buckinghamshire, Visitor.
    Occupation 30 Mar 1851  Sydenham, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Merton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 64y 
    Address:
    Field 
    • Elizabeth Tirrell abt 1831 Charlton on Otmoor, Oxfordshire, England Head Merton Oxfordshire WIDOW
      Phillis Carolina Honour abt 1855 Charlton on Otmoor, Oxfordshire, England Niece Merton Oxfordshire
    Death certificate 1871  [5
    Census 2 Apr 1871  Headington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 74y 
    Address:
    3 South Hill Cottages 
    • Ann Gibbs 78 head retired poulterer
      Robert Tompkins 74 Brother retired farmer
      Elizabeth Williams 48 Niece (of Ann?) Butcher's wife bn Shipton See Bucks
    Occupation Farmer 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1871  Headington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Retired farmer 
    Died 16 Dec 1871  Headington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Person ID I244  Caroline's Tree
    Last Modified 29 May 2019 

    Father John TOMKINS,   b. 1760, Arncott, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1832, Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mary [TOMPKINS],   b. Est 1762,   d. 1826  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Family ID F802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann OSBORN,   b. 1798, Hethe, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1854, Thame, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1829  Merton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. John TOMPKINS,   b. 9 Apr 1830, Oddington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1907, Aveley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Robert TOMPKINS,   b. 1834, Barton Hartshorn, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1897, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Edwin TOMPKINS,   b. 1836, , Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James George TOMPKINS,   b. Between Jul 1840 and Sep 1840, Dorton, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth TOMPKINS,   b. Between Oct 1844 and Dec 1844, Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F73  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Map showing location of farm and picture of Dorton Spa

      Dorton (or Dourton) is a village in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located near the border with Oxfordshire, about six miles north of Thame.

      The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'farm at a narrow pass'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 it was recorded as Dortone.

      Originally a chapel of ease to nearby Chilton it has been recognised as a parish in its own right since at least 1590. However it is still quite small in size. The parish church is dedicated to St John the Evangelist.

      Dorton Spa, a chalybeate spring, is to the north of the village in Spa Wood, a large pump room and health spa was opened in the mid-nineteenth century; but due to lack of Royal patronage (as in Royal Leamington Spa and Royal Tunbridge Wells) Dorton Spa declined and little exists of it now. In 1912, the railway was built and Dorton Halt was built, providing access to London and Birmingham; it closed in 1963.

      Dorton was put on the sporting map in the 1960s and 1970s with the tug-of-war team the Dorton Dons

      Source: Wikipedia
    • Brill as Spa Town (map and picture of Dorton Spa)

      Brill re-emerged briefly from relative obscurity with the opening of the Dorton Spa in 1833.

      It seems that the waters of a spring on the boundary of Brill and Dorton parishes, a mile to the east of Brill, offered certain healing properties. Diseased cattle were apparently the first to benefit, but human sufferers soon crowded to the spring hoping for a cure to a range of ailments including dropsy, ague, hysteria, cancer and leprosy. The owner of the land decided to set up Dorton (a village smaller than Brill) as a full-dress spa like Bath and Leamington. A fashionable architect from London was engaged and plans were prepared to include ten separate baths, two ballrooms and other grand facilites.

      Brill prepared to benefit from Dorton's fortune. A three-storey hotel and a number of boarding houses were built in the centre of Brill, and work started on the Dorton Spa Rural Hotel on the eastern crest of the village, overlooking the Spa itself. The Bucks Herald at the time described this latter project as:

      ...an undertaking which promises long to raise Brill to a proud standing of wealth, opulence and fashion.

      Sadly, this dream never materialised. The pungency of the waters, the dearth of social excitement in Brill, and the absence of suitable transport all contributed to the short life of Dorton Spa. (The nearest railway station was, at that time, over 20 miles away.) Worst of all, it is said that Queen Victoria declined to visit Dorton, saying she preferred to patronise Leamington Spa.

      The Spa Hotel later became a private girls' school. In August 1944, a German flying bomb intended for London but over-shooting its mark, exploded on the hillside close by, rendered the building unsafe and necessitated its demolishion.

      Today, the walk down the Warrens to Chinkwell Woods follows the route of what used to be an elm-lined avenue from the hotel to the spa. Of the spa itself, only over-grown foundations in Spa Wood remain.

      http://www.brill.uk.net/brill/history/spa.html
    • IoE number: 42450
      Location: DORTON SPA FARMHOUSE
      DORTON, AYLESBURY VALE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
      Date listed: 26 February 1985
      Grade II

      SP 61 SE DORTON

      6/69 Dorton Spa Farmhouse

      SP 61 SE DORTON 6/69 Dorton Spa Farmhouse - - II House. Probably C17, altered late C18 and C20. Roughly coursed rubble stone, C17 dressed stone quoins, C18 dentil brick eaves. 2-span hipped roof with C20 tiles, rebuilt brick chimney to front left corner. Double pile, 2 storeys, 2 bays. C17 chamfered stone mullion windows: 3-light in right bay, 2-light to centre. Right side has similar 3-light windows to left bay and first floor right, and C20 matching 4-light window to ground floor right. Entry in lean-to to rear. Lower late C18-early C19 wing set back to left is also of stone with hipped tile roof and square chimney shaft of thin brick. This wing is of one storey and an attic, with one bay of leaded casements, the upper in eaves-line dormer, and a flush-panelled door to right.

      www.imagesofengland.org.uk
    • FF:
      Dear Caroline,
      You have received a new private message at Genealogists XGR from Grampa Jim, entitled "Re: Oxfordshire lookup Please?".
      Robrt Tompkins of Oddington married Ann Osborn at Merton, Oxfordshire, 10 Nov 1829.
      Regards and happy hunting.
      Jim

      Added image from Pallot's 18/09/2006 - marriage was by licence and the witness was Mary Osborn.
    • Noke Baptisms
      1612 Oct-11 Joan Tomkins
      1609 Nov-30 Ane Tomkyns
      1615 Jun-26 Thomas Tomkins
      1618 Jun-14 Frances Tomkins
      1621 Nov-08 Rychard Tomkins
      1625 Jul-15 Frances Tomkins
      1626 Sep-05 Mary Tomkines
      1630 Dec-13 Thomas Tomkins
      1635 Mar-13 Mary Tomkines

      1649 Feb-25 Elizabeth Tom(p)kins
      1654 Jan-16 Thomas Tomkins

      1873 Oct-05 Delabere Osborn
      1898 Osborn Emily

      marriages
      1718 Henry Reeves=Ann Tomkins

      1896 Charles Joseph Goodey=Annie Bertha Osborn

      burials
      1640 Tompkins Thomas
      1643 Tompkins Constance
    • Is the Elizabeth Tompkins born 1844 in Lurgahsall one of theirs?????
      England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983 Record about Elizabeth Tompkins

      Name: Elizabeth Tompkins
      Year of Registration: 1844
      Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
      District: Leighton Buzzard
      County: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire
      Volume: 6
      Page: 73

      She was described as a niece in the 1851 census in Islip with William.
    • Hello, I have just come across your entry on Curious Fox and thought you might be able to help. I have been researching my family history and have discovered that my GG Grandfather, John Tompkins, was born in Oddington in about 1830. His father also gives his place of birth in census rteurns as Oddington in about 1797. He married Ann Osborn of Hethe in Merton in 1829. I have not found any baptism entries for either of them in the nearby parishes on the OXFHS CDs published so far, although I intend to purchase the fiches. An elderly relative says that they were at Lower Farm, Islip but he may well be incorrect. By 1841 the family were in Dorton, Bucks. As they appeared to be tenant farmers since they each moved every few years to other large farms, I am interested in the general history of the landowners in Oddington and the local area to see if I may be able to track down any relevant historical records. If you have come across the name Tompkins (and its variants!!) in your own local history research I would be very interested. A rather vague request I am afraid and I certainly don't expect you to do any digging for me, but if you have any information to hand which you think may be useful in my quest I would be very grateful. Thank you, Caroline O'Neill
    • GRANGE FARM

      A family named Webb were living at Grange Farm, Sydenham in 1847. Mrs Web's son John had his death reported in Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, May 29, 1847; Issue 4909.

      She was still there in 1848 when Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, November 18, 1848; Issue 4986 reported a pair of rooks building their nest in "one of the lofty elms".

      The Sheen family had been there before and were there in 1860 Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, December 22, 1860; Issue 5617.

      Was it shared tenancy or had the Sheens returned??

      Robert was there in 1854 when his wife's death was reported..

  • Sources 
    1. [S336] PR: Oddington, (OFHS).

    2. [S35] Census 1841 Dorton Robert Tompkins.

    3. [S106] Census 1851 Sydenham Oxfordshire.

    4. [S122] Census 1861 Merton, Oxfordshire.

    5. [S427] Death: Robert Tompkins D1871.

    6. [S137] Census 1871 Headington.

    7. [S369] Newspaper: Jackson's Oxford Journal.

    8. [S112] Marriage record: Ann Osborn Robert Tompkins.