Emmanuel Randall & Mathilde Withrigel

Emmanuel Randall was born in 1833 at Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England. This picture shows the market place at that time.
Emmanuel Randall was born in 1833 at Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England. This picture shows the market place at that time.

Randall Family Ancestor Emmanuel Randall 2nd Great grandfather

When Emmanuel Randall was born in April/May 1833 in Chenies, Buckinghamshire, his father, John, was 32 and his mother, Mary, was 32. He married Mathilde Withrigel on 27 December 1859 in Windsor, Lincolnshire. They had seven children in 11 years. He died on 20 December 1886 in Southampton, Hampshire, at the age of 53.

Birth, Baptism and Christening

Emmanuel Randall was born in April/May 1833 in Chenies, Buckinghamshire, to John and Mary Randall, both aged 32. His baptism and christening was held on 12th May 1833 in Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England.

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Residence: Between the time of his birth in 1833 until his marriage in 1859 Emmanuel Randall lived with his family at Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England until the mid 1840’s and then at Islington, Middlesex, England in 1851. His main occupation at this time was Student or Student in Institution.

Death, Burial and Will Details

Emmanuel Randall died on 20th December 1886 in Southampton, Hampshire, when he was 53 years old. Emmanuel was buried on 23rd December 1886 in Romsey, Hampshire, England.

The Will of Emmanuel Randall late of the Abbey Mills, Romsey in the County of Southampton Manufacturer, who died 23rd December 1886 at the Abbey Mills was proved at the Principal Registry by Mathilde Randall of the Abbey Mills Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. His personal estate was £1,771.


Mathilde Withrigel was born in 1832 at Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany. This picture shows the market place at that time.
Mathilde Withrigel was born in 1832 at Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany. This picture shows the market place at that time.

Randall Family Ancestor Mathilde Withrigel – 2nd Great grandmother

Mathilde Withrigel was born in 1832 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Withrigel. She married Emmanuel Randall on 27th December 1859 in Windsor, Lincolnshire. They had seven children in 11 years. She died in 1914 in Tendring, Essex, having lived a long life of 82 years.

Birth, Baptism and Christening

Mathilde Withrigel was born in 1832 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Withrigel. Information about her baptism and christening is not known.

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Kingdom of Hanover – From Wikipedia. The Kingdom of Hanover (German: Königreich Hannover) was established in October 1814 by the Congress of Vienna, with the restoration of George III to his Hanoverian territories after the Napoleonic era. It succeeded the former Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg (known informally as the Electorate of Hanover), and joined with 38 other sovereign states in the German Confederation in June 1815. The kingdom was ruled by the House of Hanover, a younger branch of the House of Welf, in personal union with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until 1837, before being conquered by Prussia in 1866 and transformed into a Prussian province. Along with the rest of Prussia, Hanover became part of the German Empire upon unification in January 1871. Briefly revived as the State of Hanover in 1946, the state was subsequently merged with some smaller states to form the current state of Lower Saxony in West Germany, later Germany.

Death and Burial

Mathilde Withrigel died between April and June in 1914 at Tendring, Essex, when she was 82 years old. Information about her burial or cremation is unknown.


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Emmanuel Randall married Mathilde Withrigel in Windsor, Lincolnshire, on 27th December 1859 when he was 26 years old and she was 27 years old. They married in the Parish Church in the Parish of New Windsor. The Parish Church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

Photograph of the Parish Church, Windsor. Emmanuel Randall and Mathilde Withrigel were married at this Church on 27 December 1859.
Emmanuel Randall and Mathilde Withrigel were married at the Parish Church, St John the Baptist, Windsor, on 27 December 1859. Click image to view the original photo and license details.
Half fan chart showing the children of Emanuel Randall and Mathilda Withrigal
Children of Emanuel Randall and Mathilda Withrigal

Our direct ancestor was Edward Emmanuel Randall who was born on 16th August 1892 in Wem, Shropshire, England and died at Manilla, New South Wales, Australia on 8 July 1952.

Residence and Occupation

The 1861 England Census for Emmanuel and Mathilde showed them living on High Street, Wem, Shropshire, England. His occupation was School Master. In 1861 Mathilde’s brother Theodore, an Engineer was visiting them from Hanover, Germany.

Ten years later, in 1871, Emmanuel and Mathilde and their six children were living at Tilley Street, Shropshire, England. Emmanuel was still working as a School Master and now had sufficient funds to employ a general servant.

The 1881 England Census shows a change of address and occupation for Emmanuel. The family is now living at Abbey Mill House, Romsey, Hampshire, England and his occupation is listed as Leather Board Manufacture. It is believed that most members of the family were involved in Leather Board Manufacture. A general servant was also employed.

As detailed earlier, Emmanuel died on 20th December 1886 in Southampton. Four years later, the England 1891 Census, recorded that Mathilde Randall and her daughters Edith, Louisa and Doris had moved to 26 Tisbury Road, Hove in the County of Sussex. Edith was employed as a Kinder Garden Schoolmistress in Hove. Again, a general servant was employed.

The 1901 England Census for Mathilde showed her and daughters Edith, Louisa and Doris still living at 26 Tisbury Road, Hove. Mathilda Randall was living “on her own means”, while daughters Edith and Louisa were both employed as a School Mistress and Doris was working as a Governess.

At the next England Census in 1911 Mathilda Randell, now aged 78, was living with her daughter Edith Mary Randall at Welhams Farm, Little Bentley, Colchester. Edith was still single, she was working as a Poultry Farmer and was recorded as Head of the house. As detailed earlier, Mathilde Randall nee Withrigel died in 1914 at Tendring, Essex.

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