Descendants of Israel Adams (about 1750- 1800)


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 Israel Adams is a direct ancestor of Bill Burgar, the author of this history.

Israel Adams was born in about 1750 but we have not found where.

He was buried on 19 September 1800 in Winkfield, Berkshire.211 The Burial register of Winkfield Church states:

Israel Adams was buried 19/9/1800

Israel Adams and Ann Green were married on 12 April 1774 in Winkfield, Berkshire.27,211 The Marriage Register of Winkfield Church states:

Israel Adams & Ann Green were married on 13/4/1774 by Licence.
Israel Adams signed beautifully, AG made and 'X'. Witness was Thomas West and Thomas Dee (Clerk) both of whom signed.

The abstract of the Marriage Licence27, from Salisbury, states:

Israel Adams, Bricklayer of Winkfield and Ann Green, Spinster, 12/4/1774
Witness James Brewer, Husbandman of Sunninghill.

It is seen that Israel Adams was a bricklayer.  This occupation continues in the family until the 1900s.

James appears to have lived in Winkfield for most of his married life.  He was married there and his children were born there and he died there in 1800.

However, his appearances and absences in the in the Poor Rates accounts during the 1780s suggests that he might have occasionally moved into other Parishes for work purposes. .  In February1784 he was renting property in Winkfield with a rateable value of 22 and paying rates of over 1.3s.0d.  This suggests that he was relatively prosperous since the lowest rateable value was 2 for which a rate of 0.3s.0d was paid.  Other poorer people would not be paying poor rates at all since they were too poor to do so.

See details From Poor Rate accounts

However, he is then absent from the Poor Rates accounts until August 1786.  He then appears at the same property but renting a much smaller portion of the property,  Rateable Value 6, and paying 0.8s.0d in rates.    He continues living there until February 1786 and again disappears from the Poor Rates accounts, but the reasons for this are unclear.

As was mentioned previously, It is possible that he moved into adjoining parishes for work purposes, but had his children baptised in Winkfield.  Further work will be undertaken to see if this conundrum can be solved.

It seems that the Adams family who were born in Winkfield were educated in that able to write and it is therefore likely that they were able to read.  There was a school in Winkfield from about 1710, so it is possible that this is where they were educated.

See family tree for descendants of Israel Adams.

Israel Adams and Ann Green had the following children:

i.

Charles Adams was born in 1774 in Winkfield, Berkshire.211 He was baptized on 24 August 1774 in Winkfield, Berkshire.211 The Baptism Register of Winkfield Church states:

Charles son of Israel & Anne Adams was baptised on the 24/8/1774

He died at the age of 4 years and was buried on 22 December 1778 in Winkfield, Berkshire.211 The Burial register of Winkfield Church states:

Charles Adams infant was buried 22/2/1778

ii.

James Adams

iii.

Mary Ann Adams was baptized on 21 July 1778 in Winkfield, Berkshire.211 The Baptism Register of Winkfield Church states:

Mary Ann daughter of Israel & Anne Adams was baptised on the 21/7/1778
 

iv.

Charles Adams was baptized on 8 September 1780 in Winkfield, Berkshire.211 The Baptism Register of Winkfield Church states:

Charles son of Israel & Anne Adams was baptised on the 8/9/1780

He was buried in Winkfield, Berkshire.211 The Burial Register of Winkfield Church has the entry:

Charles Adams was buried 13/3/1803

v.

Sarah Adams was baptized on 2 February 1783 in Winkfield, Berkshire.211 The Baptism Register of Winkfield Church states:

Sarah daughter of Israel & Anne Adams was baptised on the 2/2/1783
 

vi.

William Adams was was baptized on 19 March 1786 in Winkfield, Berkshire.211 The Baptism Register of Winkfield Church states:

William son of Israel & Anne Adams was baptised on the 19/3/1786
.

vii.

Thomas Adams

viii.

Elizabeth Adams was baptized on 3 February 1793 in Winkfield, Berkshire.211 The Baptism Register of Winkfield Church states:

Elizabeth daughter of Israel & Anne Adams was baptised on the 3/2/1793

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