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Re: Susan Haysom
Posted by: Graham (ID *****0365) Date: November 05, 2003 at 06:13:06
In Reply to: Susan Haysom by Beverly O'Hara of 139

Hi Beverly - This is very interesting!

In my wife's line I have Susan (or Susannah) nee HAYSOM (born Swanage circa 1816, son of George HAYSOM) recorded as follows.

According to her marriage certificate of 27 April 1846 (when she married Henry GOULDING, a painter, in Winchester, Hants) she was a widow surnamed LELIEVRE; father George HAYSOM, stonemason.

In the 1851 census she gives her place of birth as Swanage, Dorset.

I have not found either her previous marriage certificate or the death certificate of the late Mr LELIEVRE (suspect she could hasve married in Channel Islands). But I did find a small cluster of HAYSOMs in the St Peter Port, Guernsey 1841 census. No other HAYSO[N/]Ms listed on the 1841 Guernsey name index.

[Note in 1841 census, as I'm sure you know, all adults' ages are rounded; no relationships are shown.]

A household in Vauvert Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey
1. Susan HAYSON aged 50 born England
2. Susan LELEIVRE aged 25 born England
3. Susan LELEIVRE aged 1 born "this island"
4. Jas. [James] HAYSON aged 15 "Stone M."

My interpretation of this is as follows:

1. Susan HAYSON aged 50 born England - This fits for Susannah Stevens HAYSOM nee RANDAL, widow of George HAYSOM (he apparently died 1827). This would explain why I couldn't find her in the *Swanage* 1841 census.

2. Susan LELEIVRE aged 25 born England - This fits for my Susan HAYSOM born 1816 who was widowed and re-married (as Susan LELIEVRE) to a Henry GOULDING in Winchester,in 1846. [Guernsey churches come under the see of the bishop of Winchester - perhaps that was why she Susan ended up there. Can't see any other obvious connection ...]

3. Susan LELEIVRE aged 1 year - She doesn't appear with the GOULDING children in the 1851 census in Winchester - we may conclude, alas, that she was the child of Susan and the late Mr LELIEVRE died as an infant.

4. Jas. HAYSON aged 15. "Stone M." - This must be James Randel HAYSOM, stone mason.

Other brothers from this family - e.g. the eldest son Emmanuel HAYSOM (born 31 Oct 1813) and Dennis HAYSOM (born 17 Feb 1822) - also later lived in Guernsey, starting the Guernsey line of HAYSOMs in effect.


Susan HAYSOM married again; by 1881 census she is married to a George COOK, shoemaker, at 3 Cross Street, Winchester.


I had information from kind John HAYSOM of Bristol some while ago. This showed that George HAYSOM and Susanna Steven RANDAL had several children including one born in Jan 1816 called Susan, and one born in Dec 1816 called Susannah.

I'm afraid I concluded that the first one died in infancy and they had another one and gave her the same name (sort of).

However, John HAYSOM didn't give any burial information for the first Susan, and it is now very likely that there were indeed two sisters around with very similar names.

Your one seems to be using Susannah in 1881 (though possibly not at her marriage in 1841?). Mine seems to have (mostly?) used just Susan.

Here are my conclusions on this family, therefore:

George HAYSOM stonemason (1789-1827) baptised 25 Jan 1789, Swanage parish church, married Susannah Steven RANDAL.

George HAYSOM and Susannah Steven RANDAL had children:

i Emmanuel HAYSOM born 31 Oct 1813, Swanage. Went to Guernsey
ii Susan HAYSOM born 21 Jan 1816, Swanage.
iii Susannah HAYSOM born 9 Dec 1816, Swanage.

Probably Susan (ii) [rather than Susannah (iii)] is the one who:
at the 1841 census was living Vauvert Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey, married name "LeLeivre" with one year old baby Susan. Baby died? Husband died and Susan(nah) remarried Henry GOULDING in Winchester in 1846; had further issue. Remarried again to a shoemaker called George COOK(E) in Winchester by 1881.

But the other probably "Susannah" moves to London where she marries Charles BROWN in Stepney on 27 September 1841. Still with him at 1881 census at 3 Kimberley Road, Camberwell, London.

iv Mary Ann HAYSOM born 9 Dec 1819, Swanage.
v Dennis HAYSOM born 17 Feb 1822.
vi James Randel HAYSOM born 1825, Swanage. 1841 census: living with sister St Peter Port Guernsey aged 15 years, "stone mason"
vii George HAYSOM born 11 Nov 1827, Swanage, died 1829.

A recently published history of Swanage mentions the vicar in the early 19th century who records that the old balcony in the church collapsed on a Sunday during the baptism of a Susan HAYSOM (and he was thankful it was then and not during the much busier service a few hours before). I have yet to track down the date for this. It could certainly have been either girl!

I do have a copy of John's researches showing the line from George HAYSOM 1789-1827 back to Robert HAYSOM, Purbeck marbler born circa 1646. Let me know.

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