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Puddefoot's of Eaton Bray

February 26, 2012 by Elizabeth Nash in forum Genealogy / History

#1162 Elizabeth Nash, 26 February 2012, 22:04

Hi,  I have traced my husbands family to a Michael Puddefoot who married Mary Stiles nee French in 1846.  The census returns for this couple tell me Michael was born in Eaton Bray about 1796.  He was a widow when he married Mary and his father was given as Michael Puddefoot, farmer.  I have now drawn a blank and wondered if anyone could help me with this line.  I live in the north of England so trips to the records offices etc would be very difficult.  Thanks in anticipation.

#1163 Tom n Harry, 27 February 2012, 07:35

Hi Liz

Marriage for Michael's parents...

October 29th 1792 Michael Puddefoot to Sarah Brincklow both of Eaton Bray.

#1164 Tom n Harry, 27 February 2012, 08:45

Can you tell me what census you have found Michael and Mary on. I can only
find Michael with an Elizabeth in 1841.
There is also another Michael baptised 1791 in Eaton Bray also married to an Elizabeth.

#1165 Elizabeth Nash, 27 February 2012, 09:39

Michael married Mary Stiles in Marylebone in 1846.  He was in Marylebone with what must be his daughter, Elizabeth aged 12 in 1841 (HO107/679/8 fol 9 p10).  In 1851 he was with his wife Mary and granddaughter Elizabeth Puddefoot aged 4 at Elstree (HO107/1714 fol 49 p 4), in 1861 he and Mary were at Greenwich (RG9/400 fol 44 p11) and in 1871 at Greenwich (RG10/654 fol 63 p7).  Each time his year of birth was 1796 and the returns from 1851 onwards say he was born in Eaton Bray Beds.  From this information we presume there is a link to the Eaton Bray Puddefoots.
Thanks for your help

#1166 Tom n Harry, 27 February 2012, 16:03

Hi Liz
Sent emails for baptism marriage and burial.

#1694 Christopher Small, 23 May 2013, 07:55

When i was a kid in the 70's i remember stories about the Puddefoot Gang but never had a run in with them.

#2158 mark Puddefoot, 13 September 2014, 13:43

Have just read your post
not sure if there is any link
I have traced
Henry Puddefoot Born Chesham 1846
Married Sarah Brandon
Son Henry James Puddefoot B 1867 Chesham
Henry James maried Annie King in Oxhey Herts May 22nd 1893
Frederik King Puddefoot B 1903 ( Watford?)
Married Winnifred Pool Woolwich London Circa 1930
Robert Puddefoot B Woolwich 1933
Married Joyce Adlam Woolwich 1954
Me Mark Puddefoot B 1962 Dartford


#2163 helen slater, 25 September 2014, 13:34

do any of the above puddefoots come form pitstone/ ivinghoe area .

#2177 mark Puddefoot, 19 October 2014, 21:41

Hi Helen

Sorry I have only just read your mail
Im not aware that any came from Pitstone / Ivinghoe but guess if I went back further there maybe a link to Bedfordshire

#3433 Andy Dyks, 20 July 2016, 11:37

Dear Sir / Madam

I have a family bible that belonged to the Puddlefoots in Eaton Bray. On the inside cover is written the births and deaths of of a number of family members from Fred Stanbridge Puddlefoot born 31st Jan 1852 up to William Noah Puddlefoot who died 17th Nov 1945 aged 89 years. I rescued this from a pile of waste paper at a local tip a couple of years ago. I do want want any payment for this , I just want it to go to a good home. If it is of any use then please call me on 07718 155528.

#3454 Kay Wiles, 25 October 2016, 16:36

I have a few Puddefoots in my GADSDEN family tree:

Rose Gadsden married Harold PUDDEFOOT and had 3 children - Ivy 1901, Harold 1902 and Florence 1903.

Rose's brother Richard Ellingham GADSDEN married Emily (who I think was a Puddefoot before).  The first son is called Stanley John Puddefoot Gadsden b.1900.

Hope this helps to swell your family tree.

#3455 Kay Wiles, 25 October 2016, 16:37

I also have Brinklows marrying Gadsdens too.  The families from Eaton Bray seemed to intermarry quite a bit over the generations.

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