St John Hackney in the late 18th c. My great great grandparents, John Gadsden (1794-1853) and Mary Ann Bone, were married at St John Hackney on 27 March, 1821. However, by that year there was a ‘New Church’.* At the time the couple were living at Upton House, West Ham [see watercolour below, partly after … More Gadsdens of West Ham
Griffith’s Valuation Roll, that vital source for ancestors in Ireland, offers further enlightenment and a geographical backdrop to the Gadsden and Nash families in 19th c Waterford. Mrs Mary Anne Gadsdin [sic] appears as the owner of two properties in February 1851. These were located in The Glen, Parish of Trinity Without, in the city … More Gadsden and Nash in Griffith’s Valuation, Waterford
In the early 19th c three sons of John Gadsden (my great great great grandfather) b 1759 (who married Phoebe Hill) began spending time in Waterford City. They were John Gadsden b 1794 (my great great grandfather who married Mary Ann Bone) and his brothers James Eyre Gadsden b 1809 and Charles Edward Gadsden b … More Gadsdens of Waterford
About London Gadsdens in West Ham in the 19th c: my own line.
For the benefit of Gadsden descendants who missed the publication of GFHN (Gadsden Family History News) in several parts, I am including occasional dips into the series despite lack of chronological order, as these extracts contain much information. The photograph was taken by the late David Tasker, a Gadsden descendant of UK.
As soon as the Revolutionary War ended, the Gadsden men began rebuilding their family’s business interests in Charleston. Gadsden’s Wharf, built by Christopher, had been damaged during the war but was never inoperable while repairs were taking place. In 1783 Christopher and his sons Thomas and Philip organized a factorage business under the name Christopher … More After Christopher
Christopher, as already mentioned, was sent to Philadelphia where he served as clerk in a mercantile firm, showing such shrewdness in transactions that he soon entered business on his own account and was able to buy back the property which his father Thomas had lost in play to Admiral Lord Anson. Always a man of … More Christopher Gadsden continued
Christopher Gadsden is thus described by one of his contemporaries: ‘Mr Gadsden had naturally a strong love for independence. He was born a republican. Under well ordered government he was a good subject; but could not brook the encroachments of any man or body of men intrenching [sic] on his rights. Mr Gadsden was for … More Christopher Gadsden: fiery Republican
Christopher Gadsden, born in Charlestown in 1724, the son of Thomas Gadsden (the Collector of Customs) and his first wife Elizabeth nee Terry (or Terrey), was the beneficiary of his father’s large estate consisting of several rice and corn plantations, slaves and household goods. It seems Christopher and his father were not particularly close, spending … More Christopher Gadsden 1724-1805
One of the most intriguing items in the estate papers of Thomas Gadsden, the Port Collector of Charleston, is the Inventory of his belongings, ranging from slaves (as discussed previously) to household furniture and domestic items. The list is long and probably all-inclusive. Among the paintings and other pictures which furnished his home, the Inventory … More Thomas the Collector’s Inventory