Monday, December 1, 2014

Isaac Pinchbeck and Martha Smith

Isaac Pinchbeck, my great-great-grandfather, was born about 1814 in West Ashby, Lincolnshire, England.  He was the youngest of the thirteen children of William and Ann (Marsdon) Pinchbeck.  Isaac was baptized on April 16, 1820 in Thornton Le Fen, Lincolnshire.

He married Martha Smith on May 16, 1837 in West Keal, Lincolnshire.  Martha was the daughter of John and Ann Smith.  She was born in West Keal about 1817 and christened December 23, 1817.

Based on census records it appears that Isaac was a farmer throughout his adult life.  Isaac and Martha were living in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire according to the 1841, 1851, and 1861 censuses.  In 1871 they are found in the census living on Harrison Lane in Thorpe St. Peter, Lincolnshire.

Isaac and Martha had twelve children -- my great-grandfather, William being the eighth of the twelve.  William and his brother, John Smith Pinchbeck, emigrated to the United States in the 1880s.  I have not found evidence that any of the other siblings emigrated.

Isaac died on March 30, 1872 in Thorpe and was buried on April 2, 1872.  His will was proved on June 7, 1872 with his sons William and Jacob serving as executors.  His effects were under £300.

In the 1881 census Martha is found living with her brother John and his family back in West Keal.  Martha died in December of 1889 in Thorpe St. Peter where she was buried on December 23.

Children of Isaac and Martha (Smith) Pinchbeck:
Ann         1838 - ?
Isaac        1840 - 1886
Amy        1842 - 1901
Alice        1844 - ?
Jacob       1846 -  ?
Mary        ca 1849/50
Martha     ca 1851
William   1852 - 1933
Abraham 1854 - ?
John        1856 - 1941
Emily      1858 - ?
Sarah       1861 - ?