Descendants of James Jefferis

St Thomas a Becket Church at Pucklechurch (Gloucestershire)

James Jefferis (b: Abt. 1770 and died 25 Dec 1832); Mar: 21 May 1799 in Saint Mary, Bedford, England to Elizabeth Leonard - Their children:

Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868: PUCKLECHURCH, a parish in the hundred of Pucklechurch, county Gloucester, 8 miles N.E. of Bristol, its post town, and 2 E. of the Mangotsfield railway station. It is situated near the line of the Bristol and Gloucester railway, and contains the hamlet of Shortwood. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture and in the collieries. The soil is of a loamy description, with a subsoil of clay and rock. The village, which is considerable, was formerly a market town.  The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of 765 8s., and there are about 60 acres of glebe.

The living is a vicarage* with the curacies of Abson, Wick, and Westerleigh annexed, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value 765, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Wells. The church, dedicated to St. Thomas-a-Becket, is an ancient stone structure with a square tower containing six bells. The church has been partly restored. The parochial charities produce about 65 per annum, of which 53 goes to Barrow's school. There is a National school for both sexes. There are places of worship for the Independents and Wesleyans. The Earl of Radnor is lord of the manor."

1813 May 7: Contents: Lease in reversion - James Jefferis of Pucklechurch, Robert Jefferis of Siston and Isaac Leonard Jefferis of Siston to James Smith of Bitton of cottage, garden and land in manor of Geemoor, Bitton. Rent 6/- a year.

1825 June 7  Lease for a year - 1) John Bick of Coaley, Glos., yeoman; James Jefferis of Pucklechurch, Glos., yeoman; Robert Jefferis of Warmley, Glos., gent; Isaac Leonard Jefferies of Warmley, timber merchant and Charles Jefferis Bryant of Warmley, malster

1841 Census Lower Knowle, Bedminster (N = Not born in County)
JEFFRIES Elizabeth 62 N Farmeress
JEFFRIES John 33 N Yeoman
JEFFRIES Willington T 22 N Yeoman
JEFFRIES Mary Ann 15 N
GILLEN Eliza 20 Y Female Servant
SICK George 19 N Male Servant
WHITE Charles 14 N Male servant

i JAMES LEONARD JEFFERIS (Bapt: 30 Jul   1799 Pucklechurch, Gloucester)

ii WILLIAM JEFFERIS (Bapt: 3 Jan 1802 Pucklechurch, Gloucester)

iii JOHN JEFFERIS (Bapt: 10 Oct 1804 in Whitchurch, Somerset, England;Immig: 1858  with their 6 children to Dunedin; d: 70Y in 1875 in Palmerston where he is bur) He mar. Dec 1841 in St Nicholas, Whitchurch, Somerset, England to Ann Hall (b: Abt. 1816 in Whitchurch, Somerset, England; she d: 12 Aug 1895 Wellington, bur: Karori Cem; M/I at Palmerston Cem)

iv. ELIZABETH (ELIZA) JEFFERIS (Bapt: 13 Jun 1806, Pucklechurch, Gloucester).

v. LUCY JEFFERIS, (b. 12 Sep 1808. Bapt:  21 Jun 1811, Pucklechurch, Gloucester)

vi. JOSEPH JEFFERIS, Bapt: 1809 Mangotsfield , Gloucester, England.

vii. BENJAMIN JEFFERIS (Bapt: 18 Apr 1811, Pucklechurch, Gloucester; m. //. Married 1851 census and livin in Wales

viii. WELLINGTON THOMAS JEFFERIS (Bapt: Abt. 1819, Pucklechurch, Gloucester; Occ: Bacon Curer; d: 27 Aug 1882 in Woodstock-street, Chilwell, Geelong, Victoria, Australia; Bur: 29 Aug 1882 Eastern Cem. Geelong) mar: Caroline Hayward (b: abt. 1820; d: 10 Oct 1884 in Woodstock street, Chilwell, Geelong Bur: 12 Oct 1884 Eastern Cem.)

Their dau:Caroline Jefferis (b: abt 1853; d: 24 Apr 1882 in Woodstock-street, Chilwell aged 26Y; Bur: 26 Apr 1882 Eastern Cem, Geelong)

Henry James Jefferis (b: 1866; d: 1938 in Geelong; bur: Geelong Eastern Cem) mar: Marion ? (d: 18 Aug 1941 in Geelong; bur: Geelong Eastern Cem)

ix. KEZIA HESTER JEFFERIS (Bapt: 23 Jan 1828 in Siston, Gloucester;  d: Mar Q 1885 in Barton Regis, Gloucestershire) Mar: 15 Feb 1847 in St Mary Church, Bristol, Gloucester to Henry Charles Pope (Bapt: 12 Sep 1825 in Blundham, Bedford - parents John and Anne Pope;  d: Dec Q 1877 in Barton Regis, Gloucestershire)

Their dau: Mary Jane Pope (b: 02 Dec 1847 in St Mary's Bristol, Gloucester)

x. MARY ANN JEFFERIS, b abt 1826
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