Descendants of Paul Gautrey
factual part of the story begins, then on Sept 21, 1696, when PAUL
GAUTREY married WINIFRIDE BARBER
at Witcham. Winifride came from an old Witcham family, she was already
seven months pregnant and must have had a bad time that summer wondering
whether she was going to get Paul to the altar. Paul was only a
labourer, he wasn't a native of Witcham. He may have been
working elsewhere and had to wait until his master had got in the
harvest before he would be free to come to Witcham and marry Winifride.
are several possibilities of where Paul Gautrey was from, one was
that he may have been an offshoot of the Yorkshire family of GAUTREY
or GAWTREY, which flourished there in the middle ages and
is still there today. There is a series of wills in the Yorkshire
Registry dating from 1437 onwards, made by such characters as Sir
Robet Galtres and Sir Richard Gawtre, who were landowners and a
number of John, William, Thomas Gautreys with various spellings
of the surname, who were yoemen or husbandmen or even labourers.
Most of them lived in the North or East Ridings, but there were
a few in the West Ridings, notably around Goole. If Paul came from
this family, it can only be guessed how he came to be in Cambridgeshire.
In 1626 the Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyden had undertaken some
drainage work in the Isle of Axholme, not far from Goole and when,
some years later, he was given the job of draining the Cambridgeshire
Fens, he is reputed to have brought some of the Yorkshire labour
force with him. One possibility is, that Paul Gautrey's father may
have come from Yorkshire with Vermuyden to work the Fen drainage
scheme and that he remained in Cambridgeshire. Another possibility
is that Paul Gautrey's father was a soldier in Oliver Cromwells
"New Model Army" some of whom were recruited in Yorkshire.
A strong Puritan streak came out of the family in the early nineteenth
century and this may have been an inherited trait. Paul was an unusual
Christian name to give a child in those days and it might indicate
that his father held strong religious views. General Ireton of Crowells
Army was Governor of Ely in 1643 and it is possible that Paul's
father may have served there with him and settled when the
Army was disbanded in 1660, only guesswork.
GAUTREY married WINIFRED BARBER,
Sept 21, 1696 at Witcham, they had 7 Children:
1696, Elizabeth 1698, Martha 1700, Thomas, Died in infancy, 1701/1702.
Thomas 1703, Sarah 1707, Anne 1710/1711, died in infancy, Shortly
after Anne's death, Paul's wife Winifride died and was buried at
Soham on April 3,1740, Paul soon married again, his second wife
being Elizabeth Freeman whom he married at Witcham on June1, 1712,
they had 2 children, Katherine born Jan 25, 1712/1713 and Paul born
Sept 8, 1717.
GAUTREY born 1703, died 1788, he married ANN COCKERTON
at Soham, April 24, 1728, they had 7 children: Ann 1729, John 1730,
Thomas died in infancy, 1738/1739, Martha 1734/ 1735, Thomas 1738/1739,
Robert 1741, Paul 1734.
GAUTREY born 1741, married MARY NORMAN, a widow at Cottenham,
Cambridgeshire on Oct 25, 1768, they had 4 children: Mary 1769,
Ann 1771, Mary 1772, John 1774.
GAUTREY born 1774, married MARY BARRETT at Cottenham,
Cambridgeshire on Sept 11, 1796, they had 12 children: Sarah 1797,
Mary 1799, John 1800, Robert 1802, Elizabeth 1804, Sarah 1807, Dinah
1809, Thomas 1812, Ephraim 1813, Job 1816, Lydia 1818, Jazeb
GAUTREY born 1800 married SARAH MORLING at Cottenham,
Cambridgeshire on Aug 29,1837, they had 6 children: AZARIAH, 1838,
Ebenezer 1840, Elizabeth 1843, John 1845, Ephraim 1848, Mary Ann
1849, ( in 1861, John was farming 7 acres)
GAUTREY born 1838 he married ELIZABETH PIGGOTT
at Chesterton Register Office on Aug 12, 1861, ELIZABETH
was born 1838 and died in 1916. AZARIAH later became a shopkeeper
of a greengrocers shop in Cottenham, he died in 1906, they
had 8 children: Herbert, Azariah, Albert, John, Sidney died in infancy,
Edward, Sidney, ELLEN ELIZABETH GAUTREY born 1867, died 1927
in Cambridge, Ellen Elizabeth married HENRY
JOHN SMITH born 1865 in Cottenham, the son of JACOB SMITH
& ELIZABETH GRAVES of Cottenham, HENRY
JOHN SMITH died June 30,1914 in Cambridge, they had 4 children:
Josephine, Dorothy, MABEL EUGINIA born in 1892, died 1951,
are several possibilities of where the name GAUTREY and what
the Gautrey name means, it is an offshoot of the Yorkshire family
of GAUTREY or GAWTREY which flourished in the middle
ages and it is still there today.
family took it name from the Forest of Galtres or Gautres which
was North and East of the City of York, its site has been marked
today by such villages as Sutton - on - the - Forest and Stockton
- on - the - Forest. There are various spellings of the name and
there is a Hamlet in the parish of Emneth in Norfolk, there are
also some Gautreys in London, in the 17th and 18th centuries, one
of Paul Gautrey descendants from Cambridgeshire, Jazeb Gautrey's
son Tom Gautrey born in 1852, went to live in London and became
a Journalist, in later years he was made Justice of the Peace and
became an Alderman of Camberwell Burrough Council and there is a
road named after him, Gautrey Road in Peckham SE 15, he died in
1949 at the age of 97 years old.
GAUTREYS that live in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire today are fruit
growers, there is a variety of strawberry named Brenda Gautrey,
named after one of the Gautrey wives.
May 14, 1837 at Cottenham.
John Gautrey. (? 1802 - ? )
Sarah Gautrey (? 1803 - ? )
Elizabeth Gautrey (?1838 - 1916) nee Piggott.
Norman Gautrey born ?1862 d, 1923.
Gautrey born ? 1864.
Edward Gautrey born ?1865, d 1933.
Gautrey born ?1867, d 1869
E GAUTREY born ? 1868.
John Gautrey ?1870.
Gautrey born March 26, 1871.
Gautrey born ? 1873.
Census. Peter Whitcombe.
Broad Street, North Fen, Cottenham, Cambridge.
Gautrey Head. Mar. 49. Gardner/ Farmer. Cottenham.
10 Acres. 1 Man.
John & Mary nee Barrett)
Gautrey (nee Morling) Wife. Mar. 38. Cottenham.
GAUTREY. Son. Un. 12. Scholar. Cottenham.
Gautrey. Son. Un. 10. Scholar. Cottenham.
Gautrey. Dau. Un. 8. Scholar. Cottenham.
Gautrey. Son. Un. 6. Scholar. Cottenham.
Gautrey. Son. Un. 3. Cottenham.
Gautrey. Dau. Un. 1, Cottenham.
Census. Peter Whitcombe.
Private House, Broad Lane, Cottenham. Cambridgeshire.
Gautrey. Head. Mar. 59. Gardner/ Farmer.
John & nee Barrett) 7 Acres.
Gautrey (nee Morling) Wife. Mar. 48. Cottenham.
GAUTREY. Son. Un. 22. Gardner, Cottenham.
Gautrey. Son. Un. 16. Cottenham.
Gautrey. Son. Un. 12. Scholar. Cottenham.
Ann Gautrey. Dau. 11. Scholar. Cottenham.
Census. (Peter Whitcombe)
High Street, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire.
GAUTREY. Head. Mar. 32. Gardner, Cottenham.
John & Sarah nee Morling)
Gautrey (nee Piggott) wife. Mar. 32. Cottenham.
N Gautrey. Son. Un. 9. Scholar.
Gautrey. Son. Un. 7. Scholar, Cottenham.
E Gautrey. Son. Un. 6. Cottenham.
E GAUTREY. Dau. Un. 3, Cottenham.
John Gautrey. Son. Un. 1, Cottenham.
Gautrey (Edwin). Son. Un. 7 days, Cottenham.
Wilson. Serv. Un. 17. Domestic Servant, Cottenham.
Golding. Nurse. Mar. 53. Cottenham.
Census. High Street, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire.
GAUTREY. M. 42. M. Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England.
Gautrey. M. 42. F. Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England.
Gautrey. M. 19. M. Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England.
Gautrey. U. 17. M. Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England.
Edward Gautrey. 16. M. Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England.
ELIZABETH GAUTREY. 13. F. Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England.
John Gautrey. 11. M. Cottenham, Cambridgshire, England.
Gautrey. 10. M. Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England.
Gautrey. 8. M. Cottenham, Cambidgeshire, England.
Census (Peter Whitcombe)
High Street, Cottenham, Cambridgshire.
GAUTREY. Head. 52. Farmer. Cottenham.
John & Sarah nee Morling)
GAUTREY (nee Piggott). Wife. 52. Grocer. Cottenham.
Gautrey. Son. Un. 27. Farmers son. Cottenham.
E Gautrey. Son. Un. 26. Farmers Son. Cottenham.
ELIZABETH GAUTREY. Dau. Un. 23. Cottenham.
J Gautrey. Son. Un. 21. Farmers Son.
Gautrey. Son. Un. 20. Farmers Son, Cottenham.
Gautrey. Son. Un. 18. Farmers Son, Cottenham.
Golding. Serv. Un. 16. Domestic Servant. Cottenham.
Inscriptions at Cottenham Dissenters Cemetery.
Loving Memory of AZARIAH GAUTREY born May 14, 1837, died
Aug 31, 1906. A light is from our household gone, a voice we loved
is still, a place vacant at the hearth, which will never be filled.
Also ELIZABETH GAUTREY beloved wife of the above, who died
Aug 23, 1916 in her 82nd year. Also Sidney Gautrey, son of the
above, died Dec 1869, aged 2 years and 9 months, another son Sidney
Gautrey born 1873, died Aug 31, 1906. Also Charles Percy Gautrey
born Aug 29, 1889, died April 4, 1890. Also Frank Gautrey born
Nov 11, 1903, died Feb 8, 1904, the beloved children of Azariah
& Tryphe Gautrey.Suffer little children to come unto me.
loving memory of Eliza wife of Alfred Moore, who died October
6, 1903, aged 59 years, Casting all your care on him for he careth
affectionate remembrance of Jacob Graves, the beloved husband
of Mary Graves, who died March 24, 1886, aged 72 years. the secret
of the Lord is with them that fear him and he will shew them his
covenant, also of the above, Mary Graves, born 1821, died 1889.
affectionate remembrance of Ann (Graves) Gautrey, the beloved
wife of Fred Gautrey, who departed this life, May 24, 1893, aged
46 years, Ann was born 1847, married Fred, Dec 24, 1883. Also
Llewellyn Graves Gautrey daughter of Fred & Ann Gautrey, died
Nov, 1890, aged 9 months.
memory of Jazeb Gautrey who died Oct 29, 1883, aged 62 years,
also Sophia born 1850, the only daughter of Jazeb & Sarah
Gautrey, who died Nov 15, 1856, aged 6 years, also Tom Gautrey
son of Jazeb & Sarah Gautrey, born in 1852, died 1949.
In memory of Sarah Gautrey wife of Jazeb Gautrey, who died Christmas
Eve, 1889, aged 80 years.
loving memory of Lizzie Beatrice, the beloved daughter of Fred
& Ann Gautrey, who died Sept 5, 1906, aged 18 years (Poem
Gautrey's children were:
born 1847, who married Fred Gautrey, she died May 24, 1893, aged
46 years old, she had two children, Florence Kate born 1885 married
to Clifford Morgan. Family still lives at Cottenham and lives
in Fred's house.
Beatrice born 1888, died Sept 5, 1906, age 18 years old.
1856 - 1942. The name of Wright coming from the Spackman family,
Mary had a brother Wright and a nephew named Wright Spackman.
A parish council election "Race Card" quotes "The
Spackman and the Green End vet both Wright, may turn out wrong.
Elizabeth Graves born March 18, 1861, she married Fred Gautrey
on June 10, 1902 and died Dec 30, 1943.
on April 28th, 1903 of Reginald Stewart Gautrey, Cottenham,
son of Fred & Mary Elizabeth Gautrey, 13 months old.
on Sept 8, 1906 of Lizzie Gautrey, Cottenham, daughter of
Fred & Ann (Graves) Gautrey, 18 years.
of Fred Gautrey, The Green, Farmer & Fruit Grower, 81 years
Loving memory of Fred Gautrey, who died June 24, 1923, aged 81
years old, his end was peace. Also is wife Mary Elizabeth Gautrey
born March 18, 1861, died Dec 3, 1943.
ELIZABETH GAUTREY born 1868 married HENRY
JOHN SMITH born in 1865 (he went by John Smith) they sold
up their business and property in Cottenham and went to live at
Suez Road, Cambridge, John Smith died in June 30, 1914 at home,
just three years after leaving Cottenham, Ellen died in Cambridge
in 1927, they had 4 children:
Eugina Smith born 1892, died 1951 of cancer, 58 years old (my
Smith. (only Son)
EUGINA SMITH & WILLIAM EDWARD
BRUCE VAIL born 1871 in Cambridge and died Dec 10, 1956,
they had 4 daughters:
Irene Smith married Kenneth Wagstaff.
Eugene Smith married Donald Chilvers.
Josephine Smith born March 11, 1917, she married Victor Holmes,
2nd marriage: Wilfred Farrington.
Doreen Smith. Born Aug 24, 1920.
Doreen Smith & Eldrey Kriens had one daughter, SUSAN
CHRISTINE SMITH BORN Nov 26, 1944, Susan married GORDON
PAUL FAHNSTROM, son of Carl & Audrey Fahnstrom of Idaho,
USA, Paul & Susan were married Dec 3, 1966 at the Shire
Hall in Cambridge, England, they had three children:
Carl Fahnstrom born Sept 7, 1967.
Paul Fahnstrom born Sept 7, 1967.
Nicole Christine Fahnstrom born Oct 14, 1971.
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