Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Charles Ivall (1779-1832), 4th child of James Ivall

Charles Ivall was an elder brother of Thomas Ivall (1781-1835), my great great great grandfather.

Charles was the fourth of six children born to James and Dinah Ivall. He was christened on 11 April 1779 in the Hampshire village of Wield. It was customary to christen children soon after birth so he was probably born early in 1779. The family lived in Church Farm House, Wield.

Church Farm House (drawing by Dennis Ivall)

He married Jane Heath on 21 January 1799 in the nearby town of Basingstoke. Charles was aged 20 and his wife was 24. They had nine children – 7 girls and 2 boys. They were Charlotte (1799-1801), Mary (b1800), John (b1802), Charles (b1803), Sarah (b1805), Dinah (b1806), Anne (b1808), Elizabeth Charlotte (b1810) and Eliza (DOB unknown). All were born in Wield, where the family lived.

Jane died in 1827. Charles married for a second time on the 28 Aug 1828 when aged 49. His new wife was Elizabeth Cresswell and the marriage took place in Basingstoke.

Charles died in 1832 aged 53 and was buried in Bentworth on 26 January 1832. He doesn’t seem to have left a will.

St Mary's Church, Bentworth. Charles is buried in the churchyard.

The Hampshire Chronicle dated 25 June 1832 contains a notice (see below) advertising an auction in Bentworth to sell Charles's stock from his business as a wheelwright including timber, tools, a neat gig (new) and a good dung cart. 

Charles’s daughter Elizabeth Charlotte Ivall died a spinster on 5 August 1834 aged 24. She bequeathed all her estate, including her share of the cottage where she lived, to her sister Anne Ivall. The death duty record says that the will was proved on 26 May 1835 and gives Elizabeth’s estate as under £20. Anne died on 20 September 1834 aged 26, soon after her sister. As they apparently lived together and both died young within 7 weeks of each other, perhaps they both died from the same infectious disease?

The following item was printed in the Hampshire Chronicle dated 29 September 1834:

To be SOLD, by Private Contract,—A newly erected DWELLING HOUSE, with a Wood House, Water Tank, Garden, and premises adjoining, desirably situated in the parish of Bentworth, Hants, late the property of Misses Ivall, deceased. The Trade of a Grocer and Draper has been carried in these premises for some time past, and the purchaser will be entitled to the good will of this business, on taking the Stock in Trade at a fair valuation. For further particulars, and to treat for the purchase, apply to Thomas Murrell, of Medstead, or to Dunn and Hopkins, Alresford.

Anne's will (made after Elizabeth’s death) describes her as a grocer and a spinster. It leaves £50 to her nephew Henry Ivall, son of Harriett Moody of Basingstoke. Henry was the only surviving son of Anne’s brother Charles. He died about 1829 and his wife Harriett married Robert Moody in 1831. Henry was the ancestor of 3 generations of Ivalls, the last of which died in 1940. The rest of Anne’s estate was to be paid to her sister Eliza Watts, wife of Thomas Watts. The death duty record says that Anne’s will was proved on 26 May 1835. Henry Ivall was paid £50 and Eliza Watts £169 15s.

Phil Taylor ©2012

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