Gen: Hannah COLE nee Bass (92.html)

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Sarah Ann Cole nee Booth



The 2 web pages shown above are from the FamilySearch web site. The 2 web pages shown above show the same father [James COLE (1783-?) ] in the top right hand corner. The lefthand web page shows his wife to be Mary (1781-?). The righthand web page shows his wife to be Maria Line (1792-?). My ancestor is Maria Line, on the right side. Both web pages cannot be true because many children were born right after each of the marriages (in 1802 and 1803 respectively). A member of Family Search attached the persons on the left (Source 1). I attached the persons on the right (Source 2). My sources were:

Steven Gibbs steven_at_sgibbs1.freeserve.co.uk and
Irene Jezek and
various IGI files at FamilySearch.

The 1851 Census shows James COLE aged 68 B. Willington living in Wilstead in 1851. He was born in 1783. In 1851, his wife was Maria COLE aged 69 B. Steppingly. She was born in 1782.

Perhaps the homes of James COLE might provide an answer to the question of which descendants belong to him. James COLE was born in Willington (6 km East of Bedford). He married Maria LINE in Steppingly (15 km SSW of Bedford). Son William was born in Cardington (4 km E of Bedford). Son Daniel was born in Hawnes ie Haynes (9 km S of Bedford).

The other James COLE was born in Willington (6 km East of Bedford). He married Mary in Biggleswade (20 km E of Bedford). Most of his children were born in Maulden (12 km S of Bedford).

James COLE who married Mary had his last known child in Maulden (7 km W of Hammer Hill farm). James COLE who married Maria Line had his last known child in Haynes (1 km S of Hammer Hill farm). The gravestone mentioning Mary, the daughter of James and Maria COLE, is located at Haynes Church End which is 4.5 km NE of Maulden and 2.5 km W of Haynes. Both married wives ion churches 15 to 20 away. Both raised children quite close to Haynes Church End. James COLE who married Maria Line probably was the one who lived in Hammer Hill farm. But they both lived nearby and either one could have had the daughter Mary who was buried at Haynes Church End.

The family on the left therefore seems to be unrelated to me. But Joseph COLE, the husband of Hannah COLE nee Bass in Source 5 is seen to be living at Hammer Hill Farm, Wilstead, Bedfordshire, England in 26 Jan 1893 (Source 5).

Source 5 says:

Joseph COLE



Hammer Hill farm is near trigpoint TP3592. This Trigpoint (photo below) is the pillar with [Sommerfield] miniature railway in background (photo by gazooks 2009-04-19 13:01:). Hammer Hill farm is located 8.3 km from Bedford and 8.3 km from Ampthill in Bedfordshire. Trigpoint TP3592 (Lat,Long 52.068007,-0.409454), is less than 1 km north of Haynes, Beds. England (Source 8).

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Hammer Hill Farm



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Hammer Hill Farm on Map



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Hammer Hill Farm Aerial View 2015





It is of interest to note that there is a village called Water End located 6 km S of Haynes. Some readers may know that Charles Percy COLE (the grandfather of the author, David COLE) was born at Waterend House, Hertfordshire (Source 10). These readers might wonder if there is a mistake concerning the two places named Water End. The author is absolutely sure that Charles Percy COLE was born at Waterend House in Hertfordshire because in 1964 the author's father's cousin, Leslie (Les) William COLE (1903-1982), took the author to visit Waterend House, Hertfordshire which is 1.5 km E of Wheathampstead. Furthermore, amongst the effects left by Charles Percy COLE, on his death was a postcard of Waterend House.

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Waterend House in Hertfordshire in 1904



The author thinks that some of his ancestors also lived at Hammer Hill farm. The author (David COLE) attached the following note to James COLE (b 1783 d after 1851) at Source 6 in the WorldConnect database DavidCole3.
DC0002
On a trip to Haynes in 1998, I visited the St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church.
One gravestone reads:

in affectionate remembrance
of
MARY COLE
daughter of
JAMES & MARIA COLE
of Hammer Hill farm
who died Nov 19, 1880
Aged 69 year

My body wastes, my strength decays
My cheek is sunk & pale
My feeble flutt'ring pulse betrays
how fast my spirits fail.

The garden spreads its every charm
To tempt me forth again
But friendship's kind encircling arm
Assists my steps in vain.

This may refer to James and Maria (nee Line) Cole

/DC0002

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