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This is page 2 of 3 tracing the history of the Wakely family of Dorset and their link by marriage to the Chapple family. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse the Wakely family pages by clicking the last page/next page buttons or following the numbered e.g. [2] or parental [Parents] links.

The Wakely Family of Dorset

4. Link to censusRobert WAKELY [Parents]. Baptized 17/4/1834 in Symondsbury & died March 1865, age 30. He was buried 30/3/1865 in Symondsbury.  

On 10/4/1860, when Robert was age 25, he married Ellen Matilda MATTHEWS, daughter of Joseph MATTHEWS a Yeoman, in the Parish Church, Borthenhampton, Dorset. Ellen was born about 1839 in Borthenhampton. It’s not known when she died.

They had the following child:


(1) Daniel Robert [6].


5.Link to census Daniel Cox WAKELY [Parents]. Baptized 21/7/1842 in Symondsbury & died 30/1/1905 in Higher Woodsford, age 62. Daniel was buried 4/2/1905 in Woodsford. Occupation: Given as Farmer in the baptism register entry for son Robert. An entry in the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) reads: “WAKELY Daniel Cox of Higher Woodsford Dorsetshire died 30 January 1905 Administration London 17 October to Robert Wakely provision merchant. Effects £365 15s. 6d.” (Worth around £40,260 today.)


On 16/2/1865, when Daniel was age 22, he married Jane MARSH in Allington, Dorset. Jane was born about 1844 in Allington. It’s not known when she died.


They had the following children:


(1) William Alfred, born 14/7/1866 in Loders, Dorset & baptized there 7/10/1866. William Alfred died quarter ending December 1874, age 8. (2) Robert [7]. (3) Alfred Henry, baptized 26/3/1869 in Beaminster, Dorset. (4) Elizabeth Jane, baptized 23/10/1870 in Beaminster. (5) Daniel Cox, baptized 15/12/1874, and died shortly afterwards, in Beaminster. (6) William John, baptized 23/4/1876 at Holy Trinity Church, Beaminster. (7) Ada Mary, born about 1879 in Melbury Osmond, Dorset. (8) Herbert, born about 1881 in Melbury Osmond. (9) Annie Marsh, born about 1882 in Melbury Osmond. (10) Ernest Robert, born about 1886 in Melbury Osmond. (11) Reginald, born about 1890 in Moreton, Dorset.

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