On The Farm

Week 39 #52 Ancestors 52 Weeks

This weeks we journey to County Devon in England and the Nosworthy side of the family. Many of our ancestors on the maternal side of the family were listed as agricultural labourers in the 1841 and 1851 census. The few exceptions were in county Devon where they were listed as Farmers.

Horseshoe Cottage Tuell Farm
Horseshoe Cottage Tuell Farm [2]
Grace DUFTY born around 1839. Her parents William Dufty and Grace HOPPER were living at Tuell Farm, Milton Abbott, Tavistock. The 1841 census [3] tells us that the William was a farmer and on the farm alongside of the farm house were two cottages for agricultural labourers as well as the main house. Today, the 2 cottages are available for rent and short stays. The website tells us that, “Tuell Farm is located just outside Milton Abbot, in the undiscovered Tamar Valley, between Tavistock and Launceston. The cottages have been recently restored from ancient barns’ [4].

The 1841 census tells us that Bryan Dufty while noted as being independent was living with another of his sons Samuel Hopper DUFTY at Court Barton, Winkleigh, Torrington as a farmer [5]. From the census reports it is evident that they were all farmers and had land around the west country of Devon.

Dufty ships list
Oreola Shipping List [6]
Like many of the times the William and Grace along with their family emigrated to South Australia in 1851. William was listed as a husbandman at the time. The family settled firstly in Mount Barker and then moved to Yankalilla and began farming [7]. Williams’ book provides a brief precise of what happened to William and Grace and the children. Grace DUFTY married George Drew NOSWORTHY who was also from County Devon as were many of the settlers of the Yankalilla District.

Mount Gorge Yankalilla
Mountain Gorge, Yankalilla [9]
[1] Tuell Farm accessed https://tuellfarm.co.uk. 1st October 2018

[2] Horseshoe Cottage Tuell Farm accessed https://tuellfarm.co.uk. 1st October 2018

[3] 1841 England, Wales and Scotland Census. HO107/249/2/3/1, accessed at findmypast.com.au

[4] Tuell Farm Cottages accessed https://tuellfarm.co.uk. 1st  October 2018

[5] 1841 England, Wales and Scotland Census, HO107/252/7/6/7 accessed Findmypast.com.au

[6] SA State Archives.  GRG35/48/51/3/Osceola. Shipping Records accessed https://www.archives.sa.gov.au/sites/default/files/documentstore/passengerlists/1851/GRG35_48_1_51-3_Osceola.pdf

[7] Williams, R. F. (n.d.) To Find The Way. Yankalilla and District 1836 – 1986. The Yankalilla and District Historical Society Inc

[8] Genealogy SA Marriage Index Database, Yankalilla 50/58. accessed online at https://www.genealogysa.org.au/resources/online-databases.htm

[9] State Library SA. Mountain Gorge Yankalilla, South Australia B19714/42. accessed at https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/B+19714/42 on 1st Oct, 2018

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