It was the marriage of John (alias Charles) DEWFOL to Rhoda BAKER which brought these two families together. The story of John DEWFOL's life however has proved particularly difficult to unravel, not least of all because he changed his name around about the age of 20 to Charles DUFALL, married Rhoda and raised a family under that name, only reverting to his birth name in the 1860's after he had left Dorchester to live in Surrey. I have allowed myself a small amount of speculation as to why some of these events occurred as they did, but religiously documented each twist and turn of the story to allow other researchers to delve into the hard facts surrounding his life. We know for certain that he used both names from a series of probate records which were sworn on oath before the Principal Probate Court, but we are getting ahead of ourselves so I will start at the beginning.
Matthew DEWFOL (1771-1843)(1) & Mary AUSTIN (1771-1839)
(The family name is also spelt DEWFOL; DUFAL; DUFALL)
All Saints Church Dorchester
Where John (alias Charles) DEWFOL was baptised 22nd Feb 1801)
Their father Matthew DEWFOL was married to Mary AUSTIN in All Saints Church Dorchester on 13th April 1795, presumably by the rector the Rev. Thomas Bryar (1754-1818) who served there from 1774 until his death in 1818. They lived at 20 High West Street where Matthew was the innkeeper of the Royal Oak (2) and they managed to produce a family of six children, on whom I give brief details below. His wife Mary pre-deceased him in 1839 being buried at All Saints on 3rd Oct 1839 when her age was given as 68(3) and this seems to have been about the time that he passed on care of the Royal Oak to Frederick Bennett, a farmer, and his wife Susan who took on running the tavern. Matthew was about 70 then so it was probably associated with him taking a back seat and passing control of their business to his son Matthew as John (alias Charles) had already left to live with his wife Rhoda. The 1841 Census shows him as a Beerhouse keeper living at Back High West Street in Dorchester. Matthew DEWFOL senior died in 1843(4) being buried at All Saints on 4th September that year, and Pigots directory for 1844 shows his son Matthew junior as still living there and running a business as a retailer of beer. Matthew senior's children were:-
(1) Susannah DEWFOL (1796-1849) she was baptised on 1st April 1796 in All Saints church and as far as we know worked in her youth with her father in the Royal Oak. Known locally as Susan she married rather late by the standards of the day at the age of 33. Her husband Joseph BILES (1812-1836) was only just over half her age when they married by licence in All Saints church on 1st July 1829. He was the son of John & Edith BILES and was only 17 having been baptised at All Saints church on 31 May 1812. They had three children (a) Owen Biles (1833-1900) bap. 28 Nov 1833 St Peters; he later married & became a seaman (b) George Biles (1834-1834) 23 Aug 1834 All Saints; buried 27 Aug 1834 All Saints; and (c) Matthew George Biles (1835-1836) bap. 21 Oct 1835, and buried as George Biles aged 7 months in All Saints on 8th January 1836. Four months after the death of their youngest child, Joseph died being buried at All Saints on 15th May 1836 at the age of 24. Susan returned with her surviving son Owen to live with her father where they still were in 1841. Susan died aged 53 in the second quarter of 1849 (5).
(3) John (alias Charles) DEWFOL (1800-1871) bap 22nd February 1801; [the subject of this account - see next section below ]
1st Marriage - to Rhoda BAKER (1799-1869) Saint Sidwells Exeter - 17th Nov 1820
The Old St Sidwells church Exeter
Link to picture showing its destruction - Exeter blitz 4th May 1942
St Luke's Church Cannock where Rhoda was baptised
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Rhoda's father was Abraham BAKER senior (c1753-1806), a dealer in earthenware and he had married her mother Elizabeth HOBBINS (1768-1831) on 14th Sep 1783 at Acton-Trussell and Bednall in Staffordshire (10). They settled at Cheslynhay which is situated near Cannock on the old turnpike road between Walsall & Stafford. Six of their seven children were baptised in the local parish church of St Lukes at Cannock between the years 1785 and 1799. St Lukes is an ancient structure still standing today. A chapel is thought to have stood on this site from as early as the year 1100 and it appears to have been a parish church from at least 1293. It has undergone many repairs over the years, with one major restoration having been undertaken in 1753 when the south side of the church was rebuilt. Staffordshire naturally has plenty of clay, lead, salt, and coal which made it a natural place for pottery production. The potteries used to centre around six separate towns (Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall) which are now Stoke on Trent but the whole area has been a significant pottery producing region for centuries. Its not surprising therefore to find Abraham as a dealer in earthenware situated on the main route south for their goods.
Below I give a brief history of the lives of all seven of Abraham & Elizabeth's seven children:-
Mary is still running the business in West Street in 1852 but by 1854 has handed over responsibility to James SPICER. Mary died in Wareham on 18th January 1861 leaving an estate of just under £800 having appointed Jeremiah GASSER and James SPICER her nephews as executors. James SPICER continued to run the shop in Wareham until 1869 when Rhoda DUFALL died, and he then moved to Dorchester to take over the shop at 7 High West street.
(2) James BAKER (1787-1788) baptised on 26 Dec 1787 died an infant being buried at Cannock Staffordshire on 2nd March 1788
(3) John BAKER (1791-1855) was not baptised until the age of 3 with his sister Anne on 23rd Feb 1794 at Cannock Staffordshire. John lived in London for a time and married at the age of 38 by Licence at Christ Church Spitlefields in London on 11th January 1829 to Mary SHORTER when his residence was given as St Marys parish in Tower Hamlets. Mary the daughter of John & Eleanor SHORTER was born on 22 Feb 1809 but was not baptised until 5th July 1812 with her younger sister Eleanor at St Botolph's in Bishopsgate London. She was therefore 18 years his junior and technically required parental consent for the marriage but as her father was a witness to the marriage this was obviously forthcoming. In 1841 he was living with his wife Mary at Holyrood in Southampton town aged 50 recorded as a China Dealer but says he was born in Hampshire. He is mentioned in his brothers will in 1848 as being of Millbrook Southampton in Hampshire which is where he was in the 1851 census. By then he had retired and he gives his birthplace (for a reason I have not been able to ascertain) as Andover. John died in the 4th quarter of 1855 (GRO Andover 8/117) and the business was continued by his wife Mary from Elm Cottage in Millbrook. No will appears to have survived but by 1861 Mary has living with her widowed brother-in-law Robert Baker and his son (her husbands nephew) Abraham Baker born at Blandford. The Will of Mary Baker who died at Elm Cottage on 16th Feb 1872 was proved by John SHORTER of 36 Crispin St Spitlefields Middlesex also a China and Glass merchant, James SHORTER of Epping in Essex, and Thomas SHORTER of 36 Crispin St Spitlefields Middlesex nephews and she left a substantial sum of just under £60,000.
(4) Anne BAKER (1794-1861) baptised 23 Feb 1794 Cannock Staffordshire; She remained a spinster and like her siblings established a China and Glassware business. By 1841 she was living in Thomas Street Melcombe Regis (13) where she is recorded as a shopkeeper aged 40/44 and having been born outside of Dorset. The 1851 Census is clearer, she is still in Thomas Street and gives her age as 56 and like her brother John gives her birthplace as Andover in Hampshire. I have checked and not been able to locate any baptisms in Andover for either of them. She is being supported by her 18 year old nephew Richard Baker DUFALL. Probate records for Ann's death make it clear that she died in Fordington on 15th Feb 1861 and the burial records show her to have been resident at Salisbury Terrace Fordington and gives her internment as being at the Civic Cemetery in Dorchester on 21st of that month aged 66. She left an estate of £12,000 with the letters of administration being issued to her younger brother Robert BAKER of Blandford.
(5) Mary Ann BAKER (1796-1821) born on 10th Nov 1796 she was baptised at Cannock Staffordshire 5th March 1799 with her younger sister Rhoda. She moved to Dorset with the rest of the family but died at Fordington being buried in St Georges churchyard on 25th March 1821 at the distressingly young age of 24 (the burial register referring to her as the daughter of Elizabeth BAKER as her father had died in 1806).
(6) Rhoda BAKER (1799-1869) baptised. 5th Mar 1799 Cannock Staffordshire; [the subject of this account - see next section below ]
(7) Robert BAKER (c1803-1888) All the census returns show his birthplace as Dorchester circa 1803 but we have not located a baptism. He like his siblings established a China & Glass shop - his in Market Street Blandford Forum where he is recorded in Pigots Directory for 1831. He married Mary Ann (1808-1834) circa 1832 and had a son Abraham by her who was baptised at Blandford Forum on 26th Oct 1834. She died however shortly after the birth at the age of 26 and was buried at Blandford Forum on 10th Nov 1834 (14) . Robert is shown in the 1841 Census as still resident at Market Place Blandford aged 35/39, a chinaman by trade, with his surviving son Abraham aged 6 years. He remarried at the age of 42 on 13th Nov 1845 at Andover to Elizabeth DOWLING the daughter of an Innkeeper George DOWLING and his wife Elizabeth WOOLVEN. Elizabeth was born at Andover in Hampshire on 23rd June and baptised at St Mary's church on 31st July 1815 so she was 12 years his junior.She had a younger sister Mercy (born at Andover 30 Mar 1817 bap in St Marys 6th May) who married in London (Marylebone) in 1848 to Robert BROWN the son of a timber merchant. Robert BAKER is mentioned in his brother Abraham's Will dated in 1847 as living at Blandford. In the 1851 Census Robert & Elizabeth are living together in Blandford with her widowed mother Elizabeth DOWLING but a few months later tragedy struck again when his 2nd wife died (GRO 1st qtr 1852 Blandford Ref 5a/205) and this was followed in 1855 by the death of his brother John in Hampshire. The 1859 Post Office Directory for Blandford still shows Robert trading from market street, but by the time of the 1861 census Robert now aged 58 and his surviving son Abraham who is still single and aged 26 have moved to live at Elm Cottage Millbrook Road in Hampshire with his brother John's widow Mary. Robert decided to stay in Millbrook and ten years later is living further down Millbrook road and has retired, simply being termed a Gentleman. He died at Portman Villa Millbrook Road which is in the district of Freemantle Southampton on 15th March 1888 leaving a Will for which probate shows an estate of £72,262. 1s. 11d.
Only a few years after their arrival in Dorset Abraham BAKER senior died and was buried at St Georges Church Fordington on 28th Sep 1806. Fortunately Abraham left a Will which has been transcribed and is available to view via this link. In it he mentions his wife Elizabeth and his five youngest children. Abraham junior his eldest son still owned land in Staffordshire when he wrote his will in 1847 so it looks as though the reason he is not mentioned in the Will is that he has already been well provided for in setting up the shop he ran in Wareham backed by possession of land in Staffordshire. Elizabeth died at the age of 63 being buried at Fordington on 13th December 1831 but I have not been able to trace a Will.
The Family Business from circa 1823 to after 1915
John (alias) Charles DUFALL lived at 7 High West Street the second house on the right of this picture - from 1824 until after 1861 when he left Dorchester.
You can see the China mugs on display outside the shop which remained in possession of descendants of the family until after 1915.
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Link to this wonderful postcard of 'Judge Jeffreys Lodgings in High West street which is on the oldphotosuk.com website
This card pre dates 1895 as by that date the ground floor of County House [No 6 - Judge Jeffreys Lodgings] had been taken over by 'Beehive Clothing Stores'.
Number 6 & 7 High West Street Dorchester circa 1910
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Link to another postcard, of similar date, when 'Groves' Noted House for Mens and Boys Clothing occupied the ground floor of No.6 High West st
The County Clothing & Outfitting Store shown in the above postcard was run by Thomas George GROVES who was born in Dorchester in 1858 the son of Luke GROVES & Elizabeth POUNCY and it is difficult to be precise on when the store started. James SPICERS shop was certainly in both number 6 & 7 High West street in 1889 but he had vacated the ground floor of number 6 by 1895 as it was then the 'Beehive Clothing Stores'. Thomas George Groves was working in Salisbury as an outfitters foreman in 1891 but was back in Dorchester by 1901 this may have been to run or work in the store although he lived with his step mother at 25 High East Street.
Rhoda gave birth to five more children at 7 High West Street, details of all their children are given below:-
(2). Mary Ann Baker DUFALL (1824-1854) bap. Holy Trinity church Dorchester 4th January 1824. She married in Poole in 1843 to a printer named Samuel DAVIS the son of a Farmer from Compton Valence. The first two of their children were baptised in Dorchester Holy Trinity Church (18) before they moved to the Strand in Middlesex between 1847 & 1850. A son Abraham Baker DAVIS was born there circa 1850. Mary Ann however returned to Dorset and they also became dealers in china and glass. In the 1851 Census Mary Ann is visiting with her parents together with her 3 children. She moved to Weymouth where a fourth child Letitia Elizabeth DAVIS was born in the 1st quarter of 1854. Unfortunately Mary Ann died on 4th July 1854. Neither Abraham nor Letitia had been baptised and this was done posthumously at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 16th July 1854 so they almost certainly stayed with Rhoda as Letitia died at the age of 7 months being buried at Holy Trinity on 18th Jan 1855. Her husband eventually (1861) took out Letters of Administration for her estate which amounted to just under £600. On 27th Jan 1856 Samuel remarried by licence at Christ Church, St George in the East, Middlesex to Jane Amey PEARCE the daughter of a sail maker and native of Melcombe Regis and continued the China and Glass Dealership from St Thomas Street in Melcombe Regis.
(3). John Baker DUFALL (1827-1872) bap. Holy Trinity church 23rd September 1827 - He lived for a long time with his parents being described as 'a wine merchants clerk' in 1851 but was working in the shop with his younger sister Rhoda Baker in 1861. At the age of 41 however he married to Mary Anne HOWE (nee Deacon) the widow of Edward HOWE the proprietor of the 'London Hotel' in Melcombe Regis. They married in Manchester Cathedral on 14th April 1868 (19) because his sister Rhoda had married by then and was living in Manchester. John & Mary settled at Radipole. According to probate records he died on the 4th April 1871 leaving an estate of just under £6,000. His eldest son by Mary - Robert Baker DUFALL was buried in Dorchester Civic Cemetery aged 3 12 Feb 1872 but they had another child John Baker DUFALL born that year.
(4). Robert Baker DUFALL (1832-1860) bap. Holy Trinity church 29th April 1832 - He seems to have gone to Australia at a young age as he is missing from the 1851 census. He died at the young age of 28, still a bachelor at Melbourne, Victoria in Australia 25 July 1860 (20). Administration of his estate of under £3,000 going to his father Charles Dufall in 1861 but he failed to carry out the administration so a second grant was made ten years later by his 2nd wife Mary Leah Dewfol in 1871.
(5). Elizabeth Baker DUFALL (1833-1892) baptised Holy Trinity church 3rd November 1833 - she married James SPICER (1832-1905) of Wareham in Holy Trinity church Dorchester on 21st December 1854 (21) and they raised a family of 13 children for which I give brief details below. As already explained above James was the son of James & Ann SPICER and was baptised in the 'Old Meeting House' Wareham on 25 March 1832. When his parents died (when he was still young) he was taken in by Abraham BAKER junior who was Elizabeth's uncle, and his wife Mary. As James Spicer grew up he worked in their China & Glass shop in Wareham taking over control circa 1854. On her marriage to James, Elizabeth moved to Wareham where they remained until the death of Elizabeth's mother in 1869. James then moved his whole family to Dorchester taking over the business in the High street. They seem to have occupied both 6 & 7 High West street until 1889 but by 1891 the shop is still operating under his name but they have vacated the upper floors and are actually living in South street at 3 South Terrace. By the time of Kellys directory for 1895 James is 63 and probably looking to downsize as the ground floor of the County house at 6 High West street is now occupied by an outfitters 'Beehive Clothing Stores' but the ground floor of number 7 is still a China & Glass warehouse under the control of an A. SPICER which might be Alfred James his grandson who was staying with them in 1901. Elizabeth died in Dorchester in 2nd qtr 1892 when she was 58 followed by James in 2nd qtr 1905 aged 74, surprisingly I cannot trace a will or administration for either of their deaths.
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(5.1). Alice Mary SPICER (1854-1925) born at Wareham 4th qtr 1855 (5a/268) - she married John Evomy PHELPS in Yeovil in 1876; lived and raised a family of 6 children in Thornbury Gloucestershire where she died in 1925.
Everything seems to be going well during the the 1850's with John (alias Charles) and Rhoda taking in and nursing his ill brother Matthew before he died mid 1851. Charles is briefly mentioned in a report in the newspapers about an attempted bank robbery where the robbers left a ladder in the yard out the back of their premises in August of that year. The freehold of their shop, like many others in the High Street, came up for sale in 1852 and they are listed as one of the tenants affected. The last time I can actually trace John (alias Charles) in Dorchester is in 1861. He is in the 1861 census taken on 8th April that year with Rhoda, their unmarried children John & Rhoda who are helping in the shop; their married daughter Elizabeth Baker SPICER and two grandchildren from their deceased daughter Mary Ann. It was clearly a difficult time having lost Mary already at the age of 30 it must have come as a blow to hear about the death of their son Robert who was only 28 when he passed away in Melbourne Australia on 25th July 1860. John (alias Charles) was finally granted Letters of Administration over Robert's estate of some £3,000 by the principal probate registry on 17th April 1861 but something was clearly amiss as he never bothered to carry out the administration. I think this can only be because he broke with the family and had already left Dorchester.
Rhoda died on 10th and was buried at Dorchester's Civic cemetery on the 15th October 1869. He did not carry out administration of her estate either despite the fact that he must have known about her death as he describes himself as a widower when he remarried 8 months after her death. Nor did he return to Dorchester to run their business which was carefully kept in the family and handed over to James SPICER and their daughter Elizabeth.
A copy of their marriage certificate is re-produced below. He was probably not a well man and it would be interesting to know the cause of death as he saw fit to make his will only 6 months after his marriage on 15th December 1870.
Mary then applied for administration of the estate of his first wife Rhoda which was granted by the probate court on the 29th June 1871. Her estate however had clearly already been distributed and the business re-developed by her daughter and son-in-law as her effects amounted to under £100.
Mary then re-applied for administration of the estate of his son Robert Baker DUFALL who had died in Australia on 25th July 1860 and for whom her husband had never carried out the grant he obtained when he was still in Dorchester. She was granted administration of his estate as well on 26th July 1871 which was then revalued (as ten years had passed) and amounted to £1.500. Mary then married for a third time at Christchurch Brixton Road Kennington Surrey on 25th April 1872 to a grocer by trade called Walter HUNT. In all the remaining census returns Mary is shown as married, but Walter is absent and I have not been able to locate him. Mary died at the age of 67 on 7th November 1903 when her address was given as 70 Hampton road Hornsey in Middlesex. Surprisingly she only left an estate of £58. 0s. 11d.
(1). Matthew DUFALL (senior). The reference to his age is in the 1841 census shows him to be 70 years old. Ages in this census were exact for children up to the age of 14 but arranged in bands of 5 years above that indicated by the youngest year of the band. So 70 actually means aged between 70 and 74 years old. His age at death however is given in Akll saints burial register as 72 making him born circa 1771
(2). Matthew DUFALL is listed in Pigots directory of 1830 for Dorchester as the proprietor of the Tavern called the Royal Oak. This had been taken over by the time of the 1841 census by the publican Frederick Bennett who was still in charge there in 1852.
(3). Mary DUFALL death registered at GRO, 4th quarter 1839 Dorchester district Ref 8/29 and entry in the All Saints parish burial register for 3rd Oct 1839; of Holy Trinity Parish age 68 service by Rev George Wood Rector of Holy Trinity Parish.
(4). Matthew DUFULL, death registered at GRO, 3rd quarter 1843, Dorchester district, Ref 8/33 and entry in All saints burial register for 4th Sep 1843 Matthew DUFALL of Holy Trinity Parish aged 72 years
(5). Susannah BILES death registered at GRO, 2nd qtr 1849 Dorchester district, Ref 8/47.
(6). Maria GAY married Edward RAWLES 4th qtr 1853 GRO Wareham Registration district, Ref 5a/629
(7). Matthew DUFALL (junior) death registered at GRO, 2nd qtr 1851. Dorchester district, Ref 8/38.
(8). Mary Ann DUFALL death registered at GRO aged 85, 4th qtr 1895 Chester district of Cheshire Ref 8a/297)
(9). Charles DUFALL marriage to Rhoda BAKER CLDS IGI Extracted marriage record programme for locality (i.e. not a member entry) and therefore much more reliable
(10). Abraham BAKER senior's marriage to Elizabeth HOBBINS at Acton-Trussell and Bednall, Staffordshire, 14th Sep 1783 Source: CLDS parish Marriage Register Film 1278801.
(11). Abraham BAKER junior. The CLDS transcription of his baptism incorrectly refers to his parents as Abraham & Mary rather than Abraham & Elizabeth. Copies of Abraham junior and his brother John's Baptisms Certificates showing their correct parentage are held at Dorchester in connection with a legal case concerning a purchase (after his death) in 1850 from a large landowner Mr Trenchard. A deposition given at that time by Joseph FOOKS,one of the witnesses on his Will, also confirms him to have been a dealer in China in Wareham. Abraham BAKER Junior is also shown as a China dealer operating in West street Wareham in Pigots directory for 1830 (the earliest that we have) and his father was a dealer in Earthenware. His brothers John & Robert as well as his sister Rhoda were also dealers in China and Glass. Abraham junior and his wife Mary are listed in the 1841 Census still in West street still recorded as a China dealer where it unusually gives his exact age as 56 (should have been recorded by the enumerator as 55) which equates precisely with his baptism in Cannock Staffordshire of 12th Feb 1785. The 1841 census does not give place of birth but it confirms that neither were born in Dorset. When he died in Wareham and was buried at the Old Meeting house on the 28th Feb 1848 his age was given as 63 (See National Burial Index & GRO 1st qtr 1848 Wareham 8/111). He also left a will written on 6th Dec 1847 which mentions his wife Mary, his brothers John & Robert and refers to them as china dealers. He also refers in the Will to land he owned at Cheslynhay in Staffordshire which is situated between Cannock (where he was baptised) and Walsall which in census returns Rhoda gives as her birthplace. He is probably not mentioned in the Will because his father had already made provision for his future and this was most likely because he funded the establishment of his business in Wareham. If this is the case it means Abraham junior was operating as a dealer prior to the age of 21 in 1806.
(13). Ann BAKER 1841 Census = HO107; Piece 295; Book: 17; Civil Parish: Melcombe Regis;
(14). Mary Ann; wife of Robert; BAKER buried; Blandford; age 26. Transcription of Bishops Transcripts for Blandford Forum Burials for the year 1834; 10-Nov;
(15). Christopher ARDEN, father and son were surgeons in Dorchester for many years. Its possible that they were at this address from a very early date the father being admitted to the company of freemen in 1755 and passing on his general practice when he died in 1811 to his son. They are listed there in street directories (earliest 1830) and in census returns until his death in 1861
(16). John GALPIN was at this address whilst quite young probably late 1830's. He was living there with his unmarried elder sister Charlotte GALPIN (bap. All Saints 8 Jan 1808) and a servant in the 1841 Census and stayed there until 1869 when John SPICER took over.
(17). Charles DUFALL Insolvent debtors: Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian Royal Yacht Club Gazette, Southampton Town and County Herald, Isle of Wight Journal, Winchester Chronicle, and General Reporter (Southampton, England), Saturday, August 05, 1837; Issue 733. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
(18). Children baptised in Holy Trinity church Dorchester were:- (1) Charles Baker DAVIS 11 Sep 1844; (2) Rhoda Frances DAVIS on 24 Jan 1847: Rhoda married in Dorchester on 14th May 1867 to George Frederick GREENING a tanner and currier by trade. (3) Abraham Baker DAVIS bap 16th July 1854 (4) Letitia Elizabeth DAVIS 16th July 1854 . Note Mary Ann's death in 1854 was announced in the Melbourne ARGUS
(19). John Baker DUFALL married Mary Ann HOWE (nee Deacon) 14th April 1868 at the Cathedral Church Manchester CLDS Extracted marriage record Film 2356913; GRO 2nd qtr 1868 Manchester district Ref 8/207
(20). Robert Baker Dufall see UK probate for date of death plus Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 Registration number 7169; place of death Victoria; gives parents names as Charles & Rhoda Dufall.
(21). Elizabeth Baker DUFALL marriage to James SPICER 4th Qtr 1854 Dorchester district Ref 5a/737 Also Transcription of their marriage record at Holy Trinity church Dorchester
(22). John DEWFOL aged 70 GRO death : lambeth district Ref 1d 344
(23). National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941:- DEWFOL, John otherwise DUFALL Charles 11th May 1871 The Will of John DEWFOL otherwise Charles DUFALL late of 124 Mostyn-road Brixton in the County of Surrey Gentleman who died 26 March 1871 at 124 Mostyn road was proved at the Principal Registry by Mary Leah DEWFOL of 124 Mostyn-road Widow the Relict the sole executrix effects under £7,000.
(24). England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976 : Entry states:- DEWFOL, John or Charles DUFALL late of 124 Mostyn Rd Brixton Co surrey gentleman died 26 Mar 1871 at 124 Mostyn Rd Proved P.R. 11 may 1871 by Mary Leah DEWFOL of 124 Mostyne Rd widow the relict & sole executrix - sub £7,000. From Will: John DEWFOL (commonly called and known as Charles DUFALL) of 124 Mostyn rd Brixton Co Surrey Gentleman - wife Mary leah DEWFOL 124 & 125 Mostyne Rd a Indenture made [illegible word] said wife & her children. money due from Edward Lynham of Portland Co Dorset Builder under mortgage of premises in West town Portland - daughter Jane Elizabeth [note should be Elizabeth Baker] wife of James SPICER of Dorchester China Dealer children of said daughter at 21 or marriage, sister Maria ROWLAND Widow, sister Mary Ann DEWFOL - grandson Abraham DAVIS of Blackburn, grand daughter Rhoda Frances GREENING wife of John GREENING of Dorchester - grandson Charles Baker DAVIS, wife Mary Leah DEWFOL. dated 15th Day December 1870.