William Hounsell
1st m.
Elizabeth Hansford

b. 27 Aug 1770
L
ong Bredy Nr. Bridport

Bothampton
 
shopkeeper
Three sons??
 
     
Charles
?
?
b. 1810 Fordington St. George
   

 

William Hounsell
2nd m. 02/07/1818
Mary Hooper
b.1770 long Bredy Nr. Bridport
All Saints, Dorchester
b. Dorchester
shopkeeper
 
 
four known children
 
Thomas
William
Mary
William
christened 21/03/1819
christened 22/10/1820
christened 16/12/1821
christened 14/12/1823
Osmington
Osmington
Fordingham*
Fordingham*
buried 03/01/1821

 

* This could be Fordington St George - I have been given both.

William's eldest son, Charles, by his first marriage became a shoemaker.

The Dorchester registers show the marriage of Willliam to Mary on July 2, 1818.

William and Mary must have only been in Osmington for a few years as there did not appear to be any Hounsells in the area prior to the christening of Thomas in 1819. William's occupation was shown as a shopeeper. By the time William was christened in 1820 the father's occupation was given as a serving man. They then disappeared from the records so had presumably moved. William and Mary turned up at Fordington, Dorchester and when Mary was christened in 1821 her father was a servant. In the 1851 census they were living at Dorchester in the same area that Thomas and Sarah (nee Amor)had been This census also showed their places of birth, William's being Long Bredy (near Bridport) and Mary's was Dorchester. However, the age given as 75 for William appears to be wrong as he should have been about 80, although they were often a bit hit and miss with ages in those days. He appeared to be the only William born at Long Bredy anywhere near the right age.