Charles Augustus Shapcote .


Born 1829 in South Damerel, Devon

 

His parents were Thomas Shapcote and Harriet Leaver.

 

 

Charles Augustus Shapcote married Isabella Kennedy  4 July 1861 in the Parish Church of St Mary, Devonport, Devon.

 

 

Children of Charles Augustus Shapcote and Isabella Kennedy:

 

 

1.  Charles Edward Shapcott

 

Born:  28 May 1862, Stoke Damerel, Devon

Baptised:   4 July 1862, St James The Great, Stoke Damerel, Devon

Died:  1864, Stoke Damerel (aged 2)

 

 

2.  Henry Shapcote

 

Born:  27 February 1868, Stoke Damerel, Devon

 

 

3. Arthur Kennedy Shapcott

 

Born:  6 May 1872, Stoke Damerel, Devon

 

 

After their marriage Charles and Isabella set up home in Swilly Cottage, in South Damerel.

 

On the 1871 Census they are recorded as living at:

 

5 Stoke Terrace, Stoke Damerel, Devonport, Devon

 

Ref:  RG10; Piece: 2136; Folio: 27; Page: 46; GSU roll: 832032.

 

 

 

 

 

Name

 

Charles A. Shapcote

Isabella Shapcott

Henry Shapcott

Sarah A. Kennedy

Elizabeth Haradon

 

Relationship

 

Head

Wife

Son

Sister

Servant

Age

 

41

42

5

52

23

 

 

Occupation

 

Retired Paymaster R.N.

 

 

No occupation

Domestic Servant

 

 

 

Born

 

East Stonehouse, Devon

Portsmouth Hampshire

Devonport, Devon

Emsworth, Hampshire

Plymouth, Devon

 

 

The 1881 Census shows they had moved house to:

 

9 Mount Edgecumbe Terrace, Stoke, Devon

 

Ref: RG11; Piece: 2212; Folio: 18; Page: 39; GSU roll: 1341533.

Name

 

Charles A. Shapcote

Isabella Shapcott

Henry Shapcott

Arthur Shapcott

Sarah A. Kennedy

Mary G. Strong

 

Relationship

 

Head

Wife

Son

Son

Sister-in-Law

Servant

Age

 

51

51

13

8

61

23

 

Occupation

 

Paymaster R.N. Retired

 

 

 

 

Domestic Servant

 

 

 

Born

 

East Stonehouse, Devon

Portsmouth Hampshire

Stoke Damerel, Devon

Stoke Damerel, Devon

Emsworth, Hampshire

Devon

Plymouth, Devon

 

 

In “Kelly’s Directory of Devon - 1883” there are entries for:

 

C.A. Shapcote Supt. Sec.& Treas. of Royal Sailors Home, Duke Street, Devonport

 

C.A. Shapcote Fleet Paym. - 9 Mount Edgcumbe Terrace, Devonport

 

 

In “Kelly’s Directory of Devon - 1888” there are entries for:

 

Chas. A. Shapcote Supt. Sec.& Treas. of Royal Sailors Home, Duke Street

 

Chas. Shapcote - 9 Mount Edgcumbe Terr. Stoke

 

 

The 1891 Census shows the family still living in the same house:

 

9 Mount Edgecumbe Terrace, Stoke, Devon

 

Ref:   RG12; Piece: 1745; Folio 6; Page 6; GSU roll: 6096855.

Name

 

Charles A. Shapcote

Isabella Shapcott

Henry Shapcote

Martha Wedlake

Nellie White

 

 

Relationship

 

Head

Wife

Son

Servant

Servant

 

Age

 

61

61

23

24

19

 

 

Occupation

 

Paymaster R.N. Retired

 

Tutor (BA Cambridge)

Cook

Housemaid

 

 

 

Born

 

East Stonehouse, Devon

Portsmouth Hampshire

Stoke Damerel, Devon

St Austell, Cornwall

Stoke Damerel, Devon

 

 

 

 

Isabella Shapcote died on the 6th May 1891, at home in Stoke Damerel.

 

Charles Augustus was to remarry  9 years later.

 

Charles A. Shapcote married Ellen Agnes ................? in 1889 in Devonport (the marriage was registered in the December Quarter).  

 

We do not know Ellen’s surname, or anything much about her, however, she must have been somewhat younger than Charles.

 

Charles Augustus Shapcote died on the 18th November 1909 in hospital in Devonport.

His address was still  9 Mount Edgecumbe Terrace, Stoke, Devon.

 

His  widow Agnes Ellen acted as an executor of his Will together with Henry Shapcote - M.A. Schoolmaster (his son).

He left the sum of £5,786.

 

Ellen outlived her husband by many years.  She died on the 2nd August 1957, in Pennsylvania Nursing Home, Heavitree, Exeter.

 

 

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