Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Joseph MUDFORD + Elizabeth “Betsy” HAYWOOD

7 children
Birth: December 25, 1824 30 29West Chinnock, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Death: February 3, 1899Johnsons Creek, , New South Wales, Australia
Birth: about 1834 40 39West Chinnock, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 5, 1859Mitchells Island, , New South Wales, Australia
Birth: about 1838 44 43Middle Chinnock, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Death: October 19, 1906Arthur, Wellington, Ontario, Canada

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Family group information
Marriage August 14, 1816
Note: Witnesses at the wedding were John Meacham and Joseph Ford. Attempts to trace Elizabeth's parents have failed although there was a Hayward family living in the area. They were wealthy sailcloth manufacturers and so it has been assumed that such a family would not allow their daughter to marry a poor sailcloth weaver such as Joseph. The fact that the witnesses at their wedding were not family members might suggest that the brides parents had not given their blessing to the marriage. It is believed that Elizabeth was born about 1794 and her place of birth unknown. The marriage records suggest she was living in West Chinnock at the time of the event.
Residence 1830
Address: South Street (now Higher Street)
Residence 1833
Address: Meacham's Corner
Note: This was a leased property. The cottage had previously been leased to Joseph and Susanna Mudford. Susanna's husband died in March 1833 and the lease then passed to Joseph & Elizabeth. This house was demolished sometime between 1886 and 1914. It would appear that there were two cottages located on the lease as the cottage that Joseph moved into was described as newly erected in 1833. The main building had been divided into two and later into three.