This is really interesting. The research information I have from my cousin is listed below. My great-great grandfather, William WELLAVISE, was born 30 September 1822 in Wantage to parents Jonathan WELLAVISE and Elizabeth BERNARD. What other details do you have of this family? It would be interesting to compare notes since I think your William WELLAVISE and mine are one and the same.
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1. Jonathan WELLAVISE was born on December 13, 1789 in Wantage, Berkshire. He was christened on December 26, 1789 in Wantage, Berkshire. He was a Sacking Weaver.
He was married to Elizabeth BERNARD/BARNARD on July 6, 1816 in Wantage, Berkshire. Witness: Thomas Barnard
Elizabeth BERNARD/BARNARD was born in 1792 in Wantage, Berkshire. She died on May 23, 1820 in Wantage, Berkshire. Death registry as "WELLAWISE"
Jonathan WELLAVISE and Elizabeth BERNARD/BARNARD had the following children:
+2 i. William WELLAVISE (born on September 30, 1822).
2. William WELLAVISE (Jonathan-1) was born on September 30, 1822 in Wantage, Berkshire. He resided 4 Midlmay Road in 1846 in Chelmsford, Essex. He died on February 15, 1910. He was a Machine Fitter - Iron Factory in Wantage, Berkshire.
He was married to Mary SIMS (daughter of Samuel SIMS and Sarah UNKNOWN) on October 4, 1846 in Wantage, Berkshire. Mary SIMS was born in 1824 in Wantage, Berkshire. She died on September 7, 1880 in Nalder Town, Wantage.
William WELLAVISE and Mary SIMS had the following children:
+3 i. David WELLAVISE (born on June 17, 1859).
4 ii. Jesse WELLAVISE was born on July 11, 1851 in Wantage, Berkshire. He was an Engine Fitter & Turner at Works in Wantage, Berkshire.
3. David WELLAVISE (William-2, Jonathan-1) was born on June 17, 1859 in Wantage, Berkshire. He died on November 5, 1902 in Chelmsford, Essex.
David Wellavise was an engineer from Wantage in Berkshire.
He married Elizabeth BURFITT (daughter of James Dyke BURFITT and Anna LIGHT), born on June 4, 1863 in Twyford, Hampshire.