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Thomazine Woodsford Short (1745-1824)

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Life events
 
Baptised 16 Jun 1745 • Upwey, Dorset, England1Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, … Continue reading
Married 5 Aug 1766 • Long Bredy, Dorset, England6Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, … Continue reading
Buried 11 Apr 1824 • Toller Porcorum, Dorset, England2Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial … Continue reading


Biography
 
Thomazine was the daughter of Edward Woodsford (1698-1776) and Thomasin Hitchcock (1704-1784). She was also known as ‘Tamson’, ‘Tamzin’ or ‘Tamsy’ but signed her name ‘Thomazine’ on the parish register at the time of her marriage and it is this spelling that is used. She was baptised on 16 June 1745 within the parish of Upwey and most likely in the church of St Laurence.3Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, … Continue reading
 
By 1766 Thomazine had relocated to the parish of Long Bredy where she married George Short from Maiden Newton on 5 August 1766. The ceremony probably took place in the church of St Peter.4Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, … Continue reading Thomazine and George were married by licence and both signed their names. They had the following known children: 5Other children may exist. Their baptisms or births may not have been recorded or the records may … Continue reading

  1. Hannah Short (1767-)
  2. Mary Short (1769-)
  3. William Short (bap.1774-)
  4. Thomazin Woodsford Short Cooper (bap.1774-1855)
  5. Ann Short (1776-1776)
  6. Ann Short (1777-)
  7. Sarah Short (1779-)
  8. Elizabeth Short (bap.1784-)
  9. George Short (bap.1784-1844)
  10. John Short (bap.1784-)

Hannah, their first child, was possibly born at Thomazine’s sister’s home in Fordington as she was baptised there in 1767.7Michael Russell, “Fordington Baptisms St Georges Church 1764-1799”, Dorset Online Parish … Continue reading Mary was well established by this time and had given birth to at least three children. Most of George and Thomazine’s children were not baptised immediately. It would be usual for baptisms to take place within a week, or month, of birth at this time. Mary, their second known child, was baptised at Maiden Newton two and a half years after their marriage.8Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, … Continue reading As George was ‘of’ the parish of Maiden Newton there is a high likelihood they were living there and Mary was baptised soon after birth. The next known recorded baptisms are those of William and Thomazin who were baptised together in 1774 at Toller Fratrum.9Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, … Continue reading Ann, Ann, and Sarah were baptised individually at Toller Fratrum (indicating that their baptisms may have occurred around the time of their birth) and Elizabeth, George and John were baptised together at Toller Porcorum.10Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, … Continue reading 11 Church of England, “England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001”, Christening of Ann … Continue reading 12Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, … Continue reading 13Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, … Continue reading
 
Thomazine and her family may have moved to Toller Porcorum after the death of Thomazine’s father, Edward. In 1776 Thomazine (referred to as Tamson Short) was a beneficiary of Edward’s will.14Church of England, “Dorset, England, Wills and Probates, 1565-1858”, Will of Edward Woodsford, … Continue reading She was bequeathed three pounds per year for a period of eight years. This may explain why their three final children were baptised there.
 
In 1812 Thomazine (written as Tamazin) was a beneficiary of her brother James’s will who left her the use of his ‘Household Goods and Furniture of every description during the term of her natural Life’.15Church of England, “Dorset, England, Wills and Probates, 1565-1858”, Will of James Woodsford, … Continue reading This may indicate that her husband, George, was deceased and Thomazine had been living with James and assisting him in the running of his household.
 
Thomazine was buried on 11 April 1824 within the parish of Toller Porcorum and most likely within the church grounds of St Peter and St Andrew.16Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial … Continue reading Her residence was recorded at the time of her burial as Broad Maine (most likely the place of her death) and her age was given as 76 years.
 
To be continued…17This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.


External links
 
Thomazine Woodsford at FamilySearch18The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘Thomazine Woodsford’, FamilySearch, … Continue reading


References

↑ 1, 3. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Baptism of Tamsy Woodsford, 16 June 1745, Upwey, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; PE/UPW:RE1, p. not recorded, line 9, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243, accessed 22 June 2018.
↑ 2, 16. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial of Thomasin or Tamzin Short, 11 April 1824, Toller Porcorum, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; PE/TRP: RE 4/2, p. 11, No. 83, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2242, accessed 22 June 2018.
↑ 4, 6. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Marriage of George Short and Thomazine Woodsford, 5 August 1766, Long Bredy, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; PE/LBY: RE3/1, p. 8, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243, accessed 29 April 2018.
↑ 5. Other children may exist. Their baptisms or births may not have been recorded or the records may not have survived.
↑ 7. Michael Russell, “Fordington Baptisms St Georges Church 1764-1799”, Dorset Online Parish Clerks, 2007, updated October 2019, https://www.opcdorset.org/fordingtondorset/Files/FordingtonBaptisms1764-1799.html, accessed 10 May 2020.
↑ 8. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Baptism of Mary Short, 2 April 1769, Maiden Newton, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/MAD:RE6/1, p. 135, line 24, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243, accessed 6 May 2020.
↑ 9. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Baptism of William Short, 31 July 1774, Toller Fratrum, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/TRF: RE1/1, p. 40, line 7, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243, accessed 21 June 2018.
↑ 10. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Baptism of Ann Short, 3 March 1776, Toller Fratrum, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/TRF: RE1/1, p. 43, line 12, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243, accessed 6 May 2020.
↑ 11. Church of England, “England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001”, Christening of Ann Short,
10 Aug 1777, Toller Fratrum, Dorset, England; database, FamilySearch; Record Office, Dorchester, England, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDC-93LC, accessed 23 May 2020.
↑ 12. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Baptism of Sarah Short, 24 January 1779, Toller Fratrum, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/TRF: RE1/1, p. 59, line 1, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243, accessed 22 May 2020.
↑ 13. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Baptism of Elizabeth Short, 30 June 1784, Toller Porcorum, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/TRP: RE 1/1, p. not recorded, line 31, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243, accessed 23 June 2018.
↑ 14. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Wills and Probates, 1565-1858”, Will of Edward Woodsford, 9 April 1776, Probate Court, Dorset Archdeaconry; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference Number: Ad/Dt/W/1776, Event Record Number 63, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2119, accessed 31 August 2017.
↑ 15. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Wills and Probates, 1565-1858”, Will of James Woodsford, 25 September 1812, Toller Porcorum, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Ad/Dt/W/1812; Event Record Number: 47, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2119, accessed 31 August 2017.
↑ 17. This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.
↑ 18. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘Thomazine Woodsford’, FamilySearch, n.d., updated 28 June 2020, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/94CY-9NL, accessed 28 June 2020.