(bapt. 11 Jun 1784-1814)
= ca 1805||
( - )
(bapt. 25 Dec 1806 - 4 Apr 1807)
(bapt. 28 Dec 1808- )
(bapt. 10 5 1811-1894)
(bapt. 25 Jan 1813-1891)
Martha Sarah Smith
The name Elizabeth Nicholson comes from Henry's death certificate, but is it correct? There is no sign of Joseph's marriage to Elizabeth Nicholson in the St John's records and so if it is correct, it is likely that they were married in her village. Interestingly there is a marriage record in the IGI of a Joseph Bull to Elizabeth Silver in Bassingbourne in 1805 - could this be the correct name?
Joseph died at only 29 and so the records which show a family of 4, small for the time, are probably complete.
My suspicion is that Joseph (G5) came from Enfield and that after the early death of Joseph (G4), his wife Elizabeth moved the family back there. There is some circumstantial evidence for this conjecture:
Their next child was Joseph (b 1808) and I have found no other records in Royston for him. Family history says that when Henry Bull (G3) emigrated to New Zealand, the family stayed with Joseph and Henry's brother-in-law Charles in London, while waiting for the ship to depart (check the 1861 census).
There are no further records for their third child Elizabeth Anne (b 1811) either, however there is an Elizabeth Yates (or Yeates) buried in the same plot as Henry Bull (Addington Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand). Her age in the burial records, closely matches the birth of Elizabeth Anne. It therefore seems likely that Elizabeth married / emigrated to New Zealand.
|Joseph||Bapt||11th June 1784|
|Elizabeth Mary||Bapt||Dec 25th 1806|
|Elizabeth Mary||Buried||April 5th 1807|
|Joseph||Bapt||Dec 28th 1808|
|Elizabeth Ann||Bapt||May 10th 1811|
|Henry||Bapt||Jan 25th 1813|
|1806||BULL||Elizabeth M.||d. of Joseph & Eliz.|
|1808||BULL||Joseph||s. of Joseph & Elizabeth|
|1811||BULL||Elizabeth A.||d. of Joseph & Elizabeth|
|1813||BULL||Henry||of Josh. & Elizth.|
|Year||Surname||Forenames||Age||Abode / Condition|
|1805||BULL||Elizabeth||w. of Joseph|