Benjamin Frederick Rowell (1807-1893)

Benjamin Frederick Rowell (1807-1893)

Link to TNG information for Benjamin Rowell

Information from the Parish Register at St. Helen’s, Folksworth.

There is only one mention of Benjamin Rowell in the Parish register:

This does not fit with the age calculated from the 1841 Census but the ages in that Census were rounded to the nearest 5 year point.

Information from the Parish Register at St. Peter’s, Yaxley.

Census Information

June 6 1841, North Yaxley

The information at the front of the schedule is shown below:

The relevant information is shown on page 6:

March 30th 1851, Yaxley, North of the Town Street

This shows the front of the Census schedule:

The description of the area covered is:

All that part of the town of Yaxley which lies to the North of the Town Street.

Part of page  21 is shown below:

George Rowell is described as ‘Innkeeper’ here. In the 1881 Census Benjamin is living next door to the Royal Oak. It seems likely that this is where George is the Innkeeper and that the house in which Benjamin is living is one of the houses at the corner between what is now Main Street and Middletons Road.

The dwelling place of Benjamin is described as 75 (again the number in the Census schedule)

April 7th 1861, Yaxley Parish

At this date David Lilley is the innkeeper at the Royal Oak.

However a niece of Benjamin (also called Elizabeth)  is staying with Benjamin and his one remaining daughter at home.

The dwelling is number 87 in the schedule and the Royal Oak is number 74. The schedule notes are shown below:

Page 17 and 18 are show below:

George and Ann are listed after Benjamin and the name of the dwelling is present.


This 1824 map shows the locations of the possible dwellings:

Here they are shown on the current Google map:

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The house that used to be the Recruiting Sergeant public house is located just off the village green.

3rd April 1871, Yaxley




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