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Grandparents:
Charles Pulham

William Davy

Bridget

Mary Aldous

Parents:
Joseph Pulham

Sarah Davy

Children:
Sarah Pulham
Joseph Pulham
Charles Pulham
William Pulham
George Pulham
Maria Pulham
Martha Pulham
Joseph Pulham
Samuel Pulham
James Pulham
James Pulham
Robert Pulham
Sidney Pulham

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The Pulham Family

The Joseph Pulham family

Parents:
name born married died
Joseph Pulham
17 Apr 1776
Stradbroke, Suffolk
10 January 1809
Fressingham, Suffolk

Sarah Davy
1787
Fressingham, Suffolk
10 January 1809
Fressingham, Suffolk
13 June 1832
Wingfield, Suffolk
Children:
name born married died
Sarah Pulham

18 November 1810
Wingfield, Suffolk


Joseph Pulham

29 March 1812
Wingfield, Suffolk


20 May 1820
Wingfield, Suffolk
Charles Pulham

3 October 1813
Wingfield, Suffolk

Mary
William Pulham

5 March 1815
Wingfield, Suffolk


Eliza (Whitlam)
George Pulham

7 May 1816
Wingfield, Suffolk


Maria Pulham

11 November 1817
Wingfield, Suffolk


Martha Pulham

17 October 1819
Wingfield, Suffolk


Joseph Pulham

4 March 1821
Wingfield, Suffolk

Henrietta
Samuel Pulham

9 December 1822
Wingfield, Suffolk


James Pulham

May 1824
Wingfield, Suffolk


23 January 1825
Wingfield, Suffolk
James Pulham

17 July 1825
Wingfield, Suffolk


Robert Pulham

10 January 1827
Wingfield, Suffolk


Sidney Pulham

September 1829
Wingfield, Suffolk

Harriet

 

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The history of the Joseph Pulham family

St Peter and St Paul Church, Fressingfield
St Peter and St Paul Church, Fressingfield

Joseph Pulham's signature 1809
Joseph Pulham's signature 1809

Joseph and Sarah were married on 10 January 1809 at Fressingfield after banns had been called on 18 December 1808, 1 and 8 January 1809.

Unusually for that period, both Joseph and Sarah were able to write and each signed the parish register on their wedding day. The two witness to the marriage, Thos Davy and Lucy Aldrich, also both signed the register. We do not as yet know what relationship the two witness were to the bride and groom.

Fressingfield Stradbroke

According to the parish register entry for their wedding, Sarah came from Fressingfield whereas Joseph came from what appeared to be 'Tlradbrook'. This is likely to be Stradbroke, a village three miles south west of Fressingfield.

Fressingfield village sign
Fressingfield village sign

Sarah Davy's signature 1809
Sarah Davy's signature 1809

Althought they were married in Fressingham, Joseph and Sarah spent most of their married live in the next village, Wingfield. Sarah was born in Fressingham and baptised in the parish church on 6 May 1787. On 16 April the previous year, her parents had christened another daughter Sarah but she died in infancy.

1787
Sarah Davy's baptism entry 1787
Sarah Davy's baptism entry 1787

Sarah's parents, William Davy and Mary Aldous were married in Fressingfield parish church on 12 October 1780. Both William and Mary signed the register with a 'X'.

William Davy and Mary Aldous' marriage entry 1780
William Davy and Mary Aldous' marriage entry 12 October 1780.

Joseph Pulham was a farmer according to the Wingfield parish register of the baptisms of twelve of his thirteen children. The entry against his last son's baptism gave his occupation as 'husband man'.

Although infant mortality was high at this time, most of Joseph and Sarah's offspring survived childhood. It is interesting to see that after the death of each of their two sons, the next child born was given the same name.

It is interesting to note that the surname 'Wingfield' was found within the Wingfield parish registers. It therefore seems likely that the name 'Pulham' may well appear in the registers for the Pulham parishes just a few miles north of Wingfield.

In the 1881 census, Charles Pulham was living with his wife Mary in Wootten Green, Stradbroke. Living with them was their married daughter Sarah A. Smith and their grand daughter Maude M.P. Smith.

Charles' younger brother Joseph was living in Ipswich St Margaret with his deaf wife Henrietta. Another brother, Sidney, was also living in Ipswich St Margaret with his wife Harriet.


Sources:

15 January 2000: 1851 Census HO107/1812 folio 232
26 February 2000: Wingfield parish registers: baptsims 1770-1840
26 February 2000: Wingfield parish registers: weddings 1750-1835
26 February 2000: Wingfield parish registers: banns 1760-1812
26 February 2000: Wingfield parish registers: burials 1800-1838
28 February 2000: Fressingham parish registers: weddings 1805-1811 (entry no 384)
28 February 2000: Fressingham parish registers: banns 1805-1811
1 March 2000: 1881 census: RG11/1875, Folio 50, Page 15
1 March 2000: 1881 census: RG11/1875, Folio 53, Page 21
1 March 2000: 1881 census: RG11/1875, Folio 92, Page 25
2 March 2000: Fressingham parish registers: banns 1778-1790
2 March 2000: Fressingham parish registers: marriages 1778-1790
4 March 2000: Fressingham parish registers: births 1785-1802

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