Robert Orchard

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 25/02/2021

Robert Orchard



Robert was born in Wiltshire he was baptised on the 5th November 1792 in Marlborough Wiltshire the son of John and Sarah Orchard (nee Foote) who were married on the 31st March 1785 at St Mary’s Marlborough Wiltshire.

John and Sarah also had the following children:

Eliz. Foot c1786

Sarah c1789

Ann 1790

Thomas c1794 

James c1796

The 1815 census of Newbury records a Robert Orchard (no age recorded), as a Shoemaker living on the east side of Mary Hill Newbury with a widow, Rachel Dibley (40)and her children, Thomas (13), Mary (9), Harriet (7), Eliza (5) and Maria (3).

The 1841 census records Robert (45) as a Land Surveyor, living in Mary Hill Newbury with a Rachel Dibley (65) Laundress.

The 1851 census records Robert (50), as an unmarried man, working as a Land Measurer, living alone at the Axe and Compass Yard Mary Hill Newbury

Robert died aged 69 in 1861 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 1st April


Sources: as above

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