Charles Pomeroy was born on 30 September 1854
He is my 2nd great-granduncle and is a DNA connection. i.e. on the paper route between me and a DNA match.
He was born in in Giles Cross, Bradford Peverell, Dorset.
His father was John Pomeroy and his mother Mary Ann Bowditch. Read more about Mary Ann in my article about John Bowditch. According to the 1841 Census John and his family, which at the time included 6 children, were living at Coles Cross, about 3 miles away from Broadwinsor, or Broadwindsor. The same place with variations of spelling. A short 1 hour walk along Coombe Water Lane, Park Water Lane, and Common Hill / B3164, and into the village of Broadwindsor. John was an Agricultural Labourer.
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John and Mary lived near his parents George Pomeroy and Frances Pomeroy nee Gibbs in Coles Cross. A John Pomeroy is shown as a landowner on the Tithe Apportionment Map of Coles Cross, along with George Pomeroy and Frances Pomeroy.
In the 1851 Census, unsurprisingly, John and Mary had more children listed, and the eldest 4 had moved away or passed away. John was now a shepherd. The whole family were listed as being born in Dorsetshire, Broadwindsor.