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Obadiah Gaunt & Martha Lymage
3rd Great Grandparents
Husband:
 
Obadiah Gaunt
Born:
  1820
in:
  Great Paxton or Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
Marriage:
  1842
in:
  St Neots, Huntingdonshire
Died:
  1877
in:
  Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
     
Father:
 
James Gaunt
Mother:
 
Edith Joyce
     
Occupation:
  Master Sawyer
 
Wife:
 
Martha Limage
Born:
 
1823
in:
 
Buckden, Huntingdonshire
Died:
 
1905
in:
 
Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
     
Father:
 
John Limage
Mother:
 
Mary Dickenson
     
Occupation:
  Beer Housekeeper & Seller
 

Obadiah Gaunt was born in 1820 in either Great Paxton or Eynesbury in Huntingdonshire. I have so far found three other siblings from his father's first marriage to his mother. He also had eight other siblings from his father's second marriage. Obadiah was a Master Sawyer and his father was a Thatcher. He died in 1877 aged 57.

Martha Limage was born in 1823 in Buckden, Huntingdonshire and was one of nine children. After Obadiah's death in 1877 her occupation in 1881 & 1891 were stated as Beer Seller & Beer House Keeper living and working in the The Crown / The Rose & Crown, Luke Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire but by 1901 she was a pauper living on her won. She died in 1905 aged 82.

Children
Walter and Elizabeth had eleven children, my 2nd Great Grandfather being the first. Of all eleven children they only lost one as a child, Frederick who died at the age of five.

1
Name:
 
M
Born:
  June 1843
in:
  Offord Darcy, Huntingdonshire
 
Marriage:
  March 1871
in:
  St Neots area, Huntingdonshire
 
Spouse:
 
 
Died:
  3 May 1933
in:
  Lewisham, London
             
 
Occupation:
  Bricklayer      

William, a Bricklayer, and his wife Caroline had five children. One son died in 1904 shortly after emigrating to South Africa and they lost another son in WW1. William died in 1933 aged 89 and Caroline died three years previous aged 88.

2
Name:
 
Sarah Ann Gaunt
F
Born:
  December 1845
in:
  St Neots, Huntingdonshire
 
Marriage:
  1871
in:
  St Neots, Huntingdonshire
 
Spouse:
 
Thomas Booth (1847-)
 
Died:
  [to confirm]
in:
  [to confirm]
             
 
Occupation:
  Servant in a school (prior to marriage)

Sarah and her husband Thomas, a Plumber, had three children. Sarah worked as a servant in a school before marrying and I have yet to confirm when she died.

3
Name:
 
John Gaunt
M
Born:
  1847
in:
  St Neots, Huntingdonshire
 
Marriage:
  1883
in:
  St Neots, Huntingdonshire
 
Spouse:
 
Edith Howell (1859-1904)
 
Died:
  1892
in:
  Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
             
 
Occupation:
  General Labourer

John, a General Labourer, and his wife Edith had one daughter before he died in 1892 aged 45. Edith had a five year old daughter from a previous unmarried relationship when they married in 1883 and re-married in 1900 after John's death and had one more daughter in 1902 before dying herself in 1904 aged 45.

4
Name:
 
Frederick Gaunt
M
Born:
  1849
in:
  Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
 
Died:
  1855
in:
  Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire

Frederick sadly died aged five.

5
Name:
 
Charles Gaunt
M
Born:
  1851
in:
  Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
 
Marriage:
  1880
in:
  St Neots, Huntingdonshire
 
Spouse:
 
Mary Sophie Goodman (1855-)
 
Died:
  [to confirm]
in:
  [to confirm]
             
 
Occupation:
  Labourer in Iron Works

Charles and his wife Mary had one son who followed his career into the Iron Works. I have yet to confirm when he died.

6
Name:
 
Emma Gaunt
F
Born:
  1853
in:
  Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
 
Marriage:
  1881
in:
  St Neots, Huntingdonshire
 
Spouse:
 
Thomas Barringer (1860-1899)
 
Died:
  [to confirm]
in:
  [to confirm]
             
 
Occupation:
  Laundress (prior to marriage)

Emma worked as a Laundress before marrying Thomas, an Agricultural Labourer. They had four children before he died in 1899 aged 39, their youngest child was six.

7
Name:
 
Frederick Gaunt
M
Born:
  1856
in:
  Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
 
Marriage:
  1886
in:
  Woburn, Bedfordshire
 
Spouse:
 
Elizabeth Cooper Gerney (1855-)
 
Died:
  [to confirm]
in:
  [to confirm]
             
 
Occupation:
  Publican & Farmer

Frederick worked as a Publican & Farmer. He and his wife Elizabeth had two children. In 1891 they were running (and living in) the John of Gaunt pub in Sutton Village, Bedfordshire which is still there today.

8
Name:
 
Mary Ann Gaunt
F
Born:
  1858
in:
  Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
 
Marriage:
  [to confirm]
   
 
Died:
  [to confirm]
in:
  [to confirm]
             
 
Occupation:
  Hospital Nurse

Mary worked as a Hospital Nurse and was still unmarried in 1901.

9
Name:
 
Martha Gaunt
F
Born:
  1860
in:
  Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
 
Marriage:
  1893
in:
  St Neots, Huntingdonshire
 
Spouse:
 
George S Symonds
 
Died:
  [to confirm]
in:
  [to confirm]
             
 
Occupation:
  Housemaid (prior to marriage) / Sawyer's Wife

Martha married Widower George in 1893, who had one daughter. They didn't have children up to 1901, so may not have had any together.

10
Name:
 
Alfred George Gaunt
M
Born:
  1862
in:
  Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
 
Marriage:
  1893
in:
  St Neots, Huntingdonshire
 
Spouse:
 
Elizabeth Holley
 
Died:
  [to confirm]
in:
  [to confirm]
             
 
Occupation:
  Domestic Gardener

Alfred and his wife Elizabeth had three children by 1901 and may have had more later.

11
Name:
 
Frances Gaunt
F
Born:
  1864
in:
  Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
 
Marriage:
  1893
in:
  St Neots, Huntingdonshire
 
Spouse:
 
Thomas John Emery
 
Died:
  [to confirm]
in:
  [to confirm]
             
 
Occupation:
  Laundress (prior to marriage) / Carpenter's Wife

Frances and her husband Thomas had three children by 1901 and may have had more later.

Census Information

Obadiah Gaunt:

  • 1841: Sawyer - Russell Row, St Neots, Huntingdonshire
  • 1851: Sawyer - Head - High Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1861: Master Sawyer - Head - Crown Street House, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1871: Wood Sawyer - Head - The Crown, Crown Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire

Martha Limage:

  • 1841: Farm Servant - Market Square, St Neots, Huntingdonshire
  • 1851: Sawyer's Wife - High Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1861: Master Sawyer's Wife - Crown Street House, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1871: Wood Sawyer's Wife - The Crown, Crown Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1881: Beer Seller - Head - The Crown, Luke Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1891: Beer House Keeper - Head - The Rose & Crown, Luke Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1901: (no occupation added) - Mother-in-Law [to daughter Martha's husband] - Silver Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire

(1) William Gaunt:

  • 1851: Scholar - Son - High Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1861: Son - Crown Street House, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1871: Bricklayer - Head - Wash Bank Lane, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1881: Bricklayer - Head - Montague Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1891: Bricklayer - Head - Wash Bank Road, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1901: Bricklayer - Head - River Terrace, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire

(2) Sarah Ann Gaunt

  • 1851: Daughter - High Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1861: Daughter - Crown Street House, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1871: Servant (in a school) - [address unreadable], Forest Rise, Walthamstow, Essex
  • 1881: Plumbers Wife - 10 Southsea Terrace, Southsea Road, Croydon, Surrey
  • 1891: Plumbers Wife - 2 Bishops Road, Croydon, Surrey
  • 1901: Plumbers Wife - 2 Bishops Road, Croydon, Surrey

(3) John Gaunt:

  • 1851: Scholar - Son - High Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1861: Son - Crown Street House, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1871: [not found]
  • 1881: General Labourer - Son - Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1891: General Labourer - Head - Berkley Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire

(4) Frederick Gaunt:

  • 1851: Son - High Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire

(5) Charles Gaunt:

  • 1861: Son - Crown Street House, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1871: Carman - Son - The Crown, Crown Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1881: General Labourer - Head - Luke Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1891: Labourer in Iron Works - Son-in-Law - Eltsow, Bedfordshire
  • 1901: Labourer in Iron Works - Head - Eltsow, Bedfordshire

(6) Emma Gaunt:

  • 1861: Scholar - Daughter - Crown Street House, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1871: Servant (for Master Cooper) - Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1881: Laundress - Daughter - The Crown, Luke Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1891: Agricultural Labourers Wife - Luke Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1901: (no occupation added) - Head - Luke Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire

(7) Frederick Gaunt:

  • 1861: Scholar - Son - Crown Street House, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1871: Under Groom - Son - The Crown, Crown Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1881: Coachman - Servant - The Mansion, Sutton, Bedfordshire
  • 1891: Publican And Farmer - Head - John of Gaunt, Village, Sutton, Bedfordshire
  • 1901: Farmer (Employer) - Head - Fen Farm, Sutton, Bedfordshire

(8) Mary Ann Gaunt:

  • 1861: Scholar - Daughter - Crown Street House, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1871: Servant - School, Walthamstow, Essex
  • 1881: Domestic Servant Housemaid - St Johns Road, Sevenoaks, Kent
  • 1891: Nursing Staff - London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel St Mary, London
  • 1901: Hospital Nurse - Head - Ruckling Green, Rickling, Essex

(9) Martha Gaunt:

  • 1861: Daughter - Crown Street House, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1871: Scholar - Daughter - The Crown, Crown Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1881: Housemaid [for Brewer & Miller] - Servant - The Lines, Huntingdon Street, St Neots, Huntingdonshire
  • 1891: Housemaid [for Brewer, Miller & Merchant] - Servant - Crossover House, Huntingdon Street, St Neots, Huntingdonshire
  • 1901: Sawyers Wife (Wood Mill) - Silver Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire

(10) Alfred George Gaunt:

  • 1871: Scholar - Son - The Crown, Crown Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1881: Gardener - Son - The Crown, Luke Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1891: Gardener - Son - The Rose & Crown, Luke Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1901: Gardener Domestic - Head - Cambridge Street, St Neots, Huntingdonshire

(11) Frances Gaunt:

  • 1871: Scholar - Daughter - The Crown, Crown Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1881: Domestic Servant - Daughter - The Crown, Luke Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1891: Laundress - Daughter - The Rose & Crown, Luke Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire
  • 1901: Carpenters Wife - Luke Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire

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