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John Vertue

(born 24 Feb 1736 East Bergholt, Suffolk)

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Maternal grandmother: not known

Maternal grandfather: not known

 

Paternal grandmother: Abigail ??? (born 1682 Debach )  

Paternal grandfather: Simon Vertue (born 1681 Debach died 27.2.1711 Debach)  

 

Mother: Esther Wainwright ? (born abt 1710 ??)  

married 2 Jun 1730 Melton

Father John Vertue (born 23 Sep 1707 Debach died 13 Mar 1746 Woodbridge, Suffolk)   View NotesHide notes  

Lived in Manningtree, Essex - but married in Melton by license. As non-conformists they chose not to marry at their local church. See Sue Peggram’s notes at suepeggram.tribalpages.com/family-tree/suepeggram/2284/84/John-Vertue-Family


Sister: Esther Vertue (born 1736 East Bergholt, Suffolk )  

Sister: Hannah Vertue (born 1736 died 21.8.1826 Woodbridge, Suffolk)   View NotesHide notes  

“In memory of Hannah Stuart. Widow. Formerly Hannah Vertue. 21st August 1826 aged 90 years.” - http://www.woodbridgechurch.org.uk/Records/quay/q-graves-alpha.htm.

Mentioned as an aunt in the 1811 will of William King Byles, see attached images.

Husband: John Stuart (born 1735 )  

Brother: George Vertue (born 25.3.1741 Woodbridge, Suffolk died 9.2.1768 Woodbridge, Suffolk)   View NotesHide notes 2 children  

George, the Son of Mr John and Mrs Esther Vertue of Woodbridge (late of Maningtree in Essex) was born March 25 1741 and baptized at their House April the 17th following - from parish record (click on book icon)

Wife: Mary ??? (born 1745 Woodbridge, Suffolk )  

Daughter: Elizabeth Vertue (born 12.2.1767 Woodbridge, Suffolk )  

Son: George Vertue (born 31.5.1768 Woodbridge, Suffolk died 11.5.1851 Norwood, Lambeth)   View NotesHide notes  

Was a tailor. Buried Norwood Cemetery, Norwood Road, Lambeth, Surrey

Born (after the Father’s Decease) May 31 and baptized at the Mother’s House in Woodbridge June 20 1768 - see baptism record (book icon)

Sister: Abigail Vertue (born 1742 Woodbridge, Suffolk )  

Sister: Mary Vertue (born 8.2.1746 Suffolk ) 10 children  

Husband: William Byles (born 30.6.1737 St Mary Quay, Ipswich died 22.1.1802 Ipswich, Suffolk)  

Son: William King Byles (born 1773 Cambridge died 1811 )   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised 16 DEC 1773, Independent, Cambridge, Cambridge, England - IGI

Son: Simeon Byles (born 1775 Cambridge )   View NotesHide notes  

Male Christening: 21 NOV 1775 Independent, Cambridge, Cambridge, England - IGI

Daughter: Mary Byles (born 1777 Cambridge )   View NotesHide notes  

Female Christening: 18 March 1778 Independent, Cambridge, Cambridge, England - IGI

Son: Edward Byles (born 1778 Cambridge )   View NotesHide notes  

Male Christening: 30 SEP 1778 Independent, Cambridge, Cambridge, England - IGI

Son: George Byles (born 1780 Cambrige )   View NotesHide notes  

Male Christening: 18 MAY 1780 Independent, Cambridge, Cambridge, England - IGI

Son: Thomas Byles (born 1781 Hoxton, London )   View NotesHide notes  

On igi, christened 20th May 1781, Pavement Chapel New North Road-Independent, Hoxton, London.

Daughter: Hannah Vertue Byles (born 1782 Hoxton, London )   View NotesHide notes  

On igi, christened 18 Jul 1782, Pavement Chapel New North Road-Independent, Hoxton, London.

Daughter: Maria Byles (born 1784 Hoxton, London )   View NotesHide notes  

On igi, christened 16th Sept 1784, Pavement Chapel New North Road-Independent, Hoxton, London.

Son: Robert Byles (born 1787 Hoxton, London )   View NotesHide notes  

On igi, christened 14th Feb 1787, Pavement Chapel New North Road-Independent, Hoxton, London.

Daughter: Ann Byles (born 1789 Hoxton, London )   View NotesHide notes  

On igi, christening recorded 8th Oct 1789, Pavement Chapel New North Road-Independent, Hoxton, London. However, the event was also recorded in Norwich, Norfolk on the same day - and so is probably a recording of the same event, showing that Ann’s parents had an interest in both places at that time. 


Wife: Sarah Ralph (born 22.2.1733 died 1811 ) married 27.4.1761 St Mary, Woodbridge, Suffolk  

Daughter: Sarah Vertue (born 4.11.1764 died 27.11.1821 ) no children   View NotesHide notes  

Gravestone inscription at Woodbridge Church:

In memory of Sarah the wife of Jacob Sizer who departed this life November 27th 1821 and is buried in a vault opposite this stone. And of the said Jacob Sizer who died June 8th 1837 aged 64 years.

Also of Charles Vertue Lankester son of Thomas and Ann Lankester of Stowmarket who died 24th June 1837 aged 9 months.

Also of Ann widow of the above Jacob Sizer who died April 27th 1852 aged 69 years.

See http://www.woodbridgechurch.org.uk/Records/quay/q-graves-alpha.htm

Mentioned in the will of cousin William King Byles

Husband: Jacob Sizer (born 1783 died 8.6.1837 )   View NotesHide notes  

Inscription suggests a second wife called Ann. This would appear to be Ann Cole with marriage on IGI in Hemley, Suffolk. Oddly, there is another marriage a few days later in Norwich, Norfolk - but with a younger Jacob Sizer and Ann Cole. Some more investigation needed to verify this.

Buried 15th June 1837.

Woodbridge Church inscriptions:

In memory of Sarah the wife of Jacob Sizer who departed this life November 27th 1821 and is buried in a vault opposite this stone. And of the said Jacob Sizer who died June 8th 1837 aged 64 years.

Also of Charles Vertue Lankester son of Thomas and Ann Lankester of Stowmarket who died 24th June 1837 aged 9 months.

Also of Ann widow of the above Jacob Sizer who died April 27th 1852 aged 69 years.

See http://www.woodbridgechurch.org.uk/Records/quay/q-graves-alpha.htm

Jacob was a coachmaker according to the 1811 will of William King Byles (see attached images)

Son: John Ralph Vertue (born 22.1.1767 Woodbridge, Suffolk ) 5 children   View NotesHide notes  

See also tree at Also, see tree at http://awt.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cyanda1&id=I2514&ti=5538

Wife: Susanna Critten (born 1772 )  

Daughter: Susannah Stewart Vertue (born 12.3.1795 Southwold, Suffolk )   View NotesHide notes  

Source IGI

Independent baptism record image found on FMP

Son: John Ralph Vertue (born 17.8.1796 died 28.6.1844 )   View NotesHide notes  

John was a painter and died from inflammation of the lungs. See death certificate at: http://suepeggram.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=suepeggram&view=26&ver=2702&id=3008155

His son’s baptism record shows that he was living at White Chapel Road, Lambeth in 1827 and confirms he was a painter.

John Ralph and his brother William both married on the same day in 1821, witnessing each others weddings. See attached marriage record. Joanna was a widow.

Son: William Vertue (born 7.11.1798 Lowestoft, Suffolk )   View NotesHide notes  

"William was indicted for stealing on the 30th October, 1841 one telescope, value three shillings, the goods of George Baker to which he pleaded guilty. So, on the 29th November 1841, William was sentenced to 7 days in jail for larceny at the Central Criminal Court of Middlesex, he was 43." - http://suepeggram.tribalpages.com

Son: Edward Vertue (born 7.11.1801 Suffolk )   View NotesHide notes  

Source - family tree at http://awt.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=cyanda1&id=I11033&ti=5538, not found on IGI/FamilySearch.org

Daughter: Sarah Vertue (born 25.5.1804 Southwold, Suffolk died 1804 Southwold, Suffolk)   View NotesHide notes  

Source IGI

Daughter: Mary Vertue (born 27.7.1768 Woodbridge, Suffolk )  

Son: Stephen Vertue (born 10.11.1769 Woodbridge, Suffolk )  

Son: Simon Vertue (born 25.7.1772 Woodbridge, Suffolk died 16.3.1860 Woodbridge, Suffolk) 2 children   View NotesHide notes  

Woodbridge Quay Church, buried 19th March 1860 Quay Burial Grnd

Woodbridge Church inscriptions:

In the adjopining vault are deposited the remains of Simon Vertue, who died March 16th 1860, aged 87 years.

Also those of Ann, his beloved wife who died Nov 29th 1852, aged 79 years.

See http://www.woodbridgechurch.org.uk/Records/quay/q-graves-alpha.htm

 

Wife: Ann Salmon (born 1773 Great Glemham, Suffolk died 29.11.1852 )   View NotesHide notes  

Source - family tree at http://awt.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=cyanda1&id=I11033&ti=5538, not found on IGI/FamilySearch.org

Woodbridge Church inscriptions:

In the adjopining vault are deposited the remains of Simon Vertue, who died March 16th 1860, aged 87 years.

Also those of Ann, his beloved wife who died Nov 29th 1852, aged 79 years.

See http://www.woodbridgechurch.org.uk/Records/quay/q-graves-alpha.htm

Daughter: Ann Byles Vertue (born 23.1.1811 Woodbridge, Suffolk died 18.11.1894 Halsted, Essex)   View NotesHide notes  

Source IGI and family tree at http://awt.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=cyanda1&id=I11033&ti=5538, not found on IGI/FamilySearch.org

Married Thomas Lankester - see Ipswich Record (?).. checkout online (requires Oxfordshire libraries membership), 1835. Also see attached Piggott’s marriage record.

Daughter: Sarah Vertue (born 12.8.1812 Woodbridge, Suffolk )   View NotesHide notes  

Source IGI and family tree at http://awt.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=cyanda1&id=I11033&ti=5538, not found on IGI/FamilySearch.org

Baptism in non-conformist records, found on FMP

Son: William Vertue (born 15.10.1775 Woodbridge, Suffolk )  

Son: Daniel Vertue (born 15.10.1775 Woodbridge, Suffolk )  

Son: William Vertue (born 8.10.1778 Woodbridge, Suffolk )  


John Vertue Notes:

Baptised 23 Mar 1736, familysearch - also gives birth date.

John Vertue would have been 40 when John Constable was born in his birthplace. Attached pictures of East Bergholt by Constable.

“John Constable was born in East Bergholt, a village on the River Stour in Suffolk, to Golding and Ann Constable. His father was a wealthy corn merchant, owner of Flatford Mill in East Bergholt and, later, Dedham Mill. Golding Constable also owned his own small ship, The Telegraph, which he moored at Mistley on the Stour estuary and used to transport corn to London. Although Constable was his parents' second son, his older brother was mentally handicapped and so John was expected to succeed his father in the business, and after a brief period at a boarding school in Lavenham, he was enrolled in a day school in Dedham. Constable worked in the corn business after leaving school, but his younger brother Abram eventually took over the running of the mills.”

“...Constable adopted a routine of spending the winter in London and painting at East Bergholt in the summer. And in 1811 he first visited John Fisher and his family in Salisbury, a city whose Cathedral and surrounding landscape were to inspire some of his greatest paintings.

“From 1809 onwards, his childhood friendship with Maria Bicknell developed into a deep, mutual love. But their engagement in 1816 was opposed by Maria's grandfather, Dr Rhudde, Rector of East Bergholt, who considered the Constables his social inferiors and threatened Maria with disinheritance.

“...Constable painted several oil sketches of the view towards East Bergholt Rectory, showing the fields where he walked with his beloved Maria Bicknell. He painted this lively impression of the rising sun glowing over and through the fields from an upper floor window at the back of his family home. His response to the scene is expressed through energetic brushstrokes and the use of intense reds and greens - the expanded chromatic range that Constable was using in his oil sketches at this time.

“Constable's description of East Bergholt appeared in the letterpress to the second edition of Lucas-Constable mezzotints, English Landscape:

“East Bergholt, or as its Saxon derivation implies, 'Wooded Hill', is thus mentioned in 'The Beauties of England and Wales' … It is pleasantly situated in the most cultivated part of Suffolk, on a spot which overlooks the fertile valley of the Stour, which river divides that county on the south from Essex.

“The beauty of the surrounding scenery, the gentle declivities, the luxuriant meadow flats sprinkled with flocks and herds, and well cultivated uplands, the woods and rivers, the numerous scattered villages and churches, with farms and picturesque cottages, all impart to this particular spot an amenity and elegance hardly anywhere else to be found.”

http://hoocher.com/John_Constable/John_Constable.htm



1768 baptism of
George Vertue "(after the Father’s Decease)"....
1835 marriage
of Sarah Vertue to Lankester Webb in local newspa...
The 1814 will
of Henry Vertue, victualler of The Swan. Don't kn...
The will of
Hannah Stuart (neé Vertue) 1826, page 1
The will of
Hannah Stuart (neé Vertue) 1826, page 2
The will of
William King Byles, 1811, page 1
The will of
William King Byles, 1811, page 2
The will of
William King Byles, 1811, page 3
The will of
William King Byles, 1811, page 4
The will of
William King Byles, 1811, page 5 - proved December ...
John Constable,
East Bergholt Church: part of the west end seen...
East Bergholt
Rectory by John Constable, 1810. In the Philadelp...
East Bergholt
Church by John Constable in 1810
A Church Porch
by John Constable “This view of the church in ...
A Hayfield at
East Bergolt, 1812 by John Constable.
Baptism 25th
September 1836 of a John Vertue to Hannah and Will...
Ann Byles
Wallis probate 1894, naming Emma Louisa Wallis
Ann Vertue’s
marriage to Thomas Lankester in the Ipswich Jour...
Death of Ann
Vertue on 29th November 1852, in the Ipswich Journ...
Ann Byles
Vertue, marriage to Thomas Lankester in 1835
Will of Sarah
Vertue (née Ralph), 1811. Page 1
Will of Sarah
Vertue, page 2
George Vertue
Snr last will and testament, 1850
George
Vertue’s burial record 1851, aged 83

Census records:

1841 17 Rural Place, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex
  
Vertue William Head M 43 1798 Mariner Not Middlesex 2459
Vertue Amy F 44 1797 Not Middlesex 2679
Davis Jacob M 23 1818 Labourer Not Middlesex 2681
Davis Charlotte F 18 1823 Not Middlesex 2682
Vertue Susannah F 8 1833 Not Middlesex 2680

1841 An address in Coombs, Stow, Suffolk
  
Webb Lankester Head Married M 25 1816 2598
Webb Sarah Wife F 25 1816 2464
Webb Sarah Daughter F 3 1838 2607
Webb Joseph Son M 2 1839 2599
Webb Edward Son M 1 1840 2608
Gammage Elizabeth F 15 1826
Grimwood Ann F 15 1826
Sparks John M 15 1826

1841 Brewer’s Lane, Woodbridge, Suffolk
  
Vertue Simon M 68 1773 Suffolk 2452
Vertue Ann F 68 1773 Suffolk 2462
Smith Emily F 20 1821 Suffolk

1841 Vine Court, Whitechapel, London
  
Vertue John 45 1796 Painter 2458
Vertue Joanna 52 1789 2465

1851 11 China Place, Back Road, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex
  
Vertue William Head Married M 54 1797 Mariner 2459
Vertue Amy Wife Married F 52 1799 Boot Binder Marylebone, Middlesex 2679
Vertue Susanna Daughter Single F 19 1832 Boot Binder Hull 2680

1851 Brewers Lane, Woodbridge, Suffolk
  
Vertue Simon Head Married M 78 1773 Retired Bankers Clerk Woodbridge, Suffolk 2452
Vertue Ann Wife Married F 78 1773 Gt Glemham, Suffolk 2462
Backhouse Emma Servant Unmarried F 22 1829 House Servt Sutton, Suffolk

1851 Gipsey House Road, St Marys Lambeth, Surrey
  
Vertue George Head Widower M 82 1769 Retired Taylor , Woodbridge, Suffolk 727
Chatfield Hephzibah Grand Daughter Unmarried F 18 1833 Croydon, Surrey 726

1851 Tan Office, Combs, Stow, Suffolk
  
Webb Lankester Head Married M 38 1813 Tanner, Fellmanger, Wool Merchant employing 60 men 7 women 9 bo Suffolk, Combs 2598
Webb Sarah Head Married F 38 1813 Suffolk, Woodbridge 2464
Webb Ann S Daughter F 7 1844 Scholar Suffolk, Combs 2609
Webb Lucy L Daughter F 4 1847 Scholar Suffolk, Combs 2610
Webb Octavius A Son M 2 1849 Suffolk, Combs 2611
Webb Catherine Daughter F 0 1851 Suffolk, Combs 2612
Butcher Sarah Serv F 25 1826 Cook Essex, Bocking
Stevens Sarah Serv F 22 1829 House servant Suffolk, Stowmarket
Bone Maria Serv F 18 1833
Squirrell Jane Serv F 17 1834

1861 Tan Office, Combs, Stow, Suffolk
  
Webb Lankester Head Married M 48 1813 Master Tanner employing 121 men 31 boys Suffolk, Combs 2598
Webb Sarah Wife Married F 48 1813 Suffolk, Woodbridge 2464
Webb Sarah P Daughter F 23 1838 Suffolk, Combs 2607
Webb Joseph V Son M 22 1839 Tanners Son Suffolk, Combs 2599
Webb Edward L Son M 21 1840 Tanners Son Suffolk, Combs 2608
Webb Walter B Son M 19 1842 Tanners Son Suffolk, Combs 2613
Webb Ann S Daughter F 17 1844 Suffolk, Combs 2609
Webb Lucy L Daughter F 14 1847 Suffolk, Combs 2610
Webb Octavius A Son M 12 1849 Suffolk, Combs 2611
Wallis Arthur H Visitor M 7 1854 Essex, Halsted 2606
Hacker Sarah Servant F 23 1838 House servant Suffolk, ??
Gillman Mary A Servant F 22 1839 House servant Norfolk, ?
Bacon Ellen Servant F 22 1839 House servant Essex, ??

1881 Head Street, Halstead, Essex
  
Wallis William S Head Married M 68 1813 Vet't Surgeon F.R.C.V.S. Halstead, Essex 2595
Wallis Ann B Wife Married F 70 1811 Woodbridge, Suffolk 2463
Wallis Frederic M Son Single M 23 1858 Student At Vet'y Coll London Halstead, Essex 2596
Wash Mary Servant Single F 30 1851 Cook Dom Serv Toppesfield, Essex
Wash Margaret D Servant Single F 19 1862 Housemaid Dom Serv Toppesfield, Essex