Emmanuel Randall was born in 1833 at Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England. This picture shows the market place at that time.
2nd Great grandparents – Maternal mother’s line of Randall Family
When Emmanuel Randall was born in 1833 in Chenies, Buckinghamshire, his father, John, was 32 and his mother, Mary, was 32. He married Matilda Wittkugel on 27 December 1859 in Windsor, Lincolnshire. They had seven children in 11 years. Emmanuel 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 Randall and Mary Stratford, both aged 32. His baptism and christening was held on 12 May 1833 in Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England.
Residence: Between the time of his birth in 1833 until his marriage in 1859 Emmanuel 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 20 December 1886 in Southampton, Hampshire, when he was 53 years old and he was buried on 23 December 1886 in Romsey, Hampshire, England.
The Will of Emmanuel Randall, late of the Abbey Mills, manufacturer, was proved at the Principal Registry by Matilda Randall, Widow, the Relict of Emmanuel and the sole Executrix. His personal estate was £1,771.
Matilda Wittkugel was born in 1832 at Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany. This picture shows the market place at that time.
Matilda Justina Doris Eleanora Wittkugel, known as Matilda Wittkugel, was born in about 1832 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Wittkugel. She married Emmanuel Randall on 27 December 1859 in Windsor, Lincolnshire. They had seven children in 11 years. Matilda died in 1914 in Tendring, Essex, having lived a long life of 82 years.
Birth, Baptism and Christening
Matilda Wittkugel was born in 1832 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, the daughter of Mr. Conrad and Mrs. Magdalene Wittkugel. Information about her baptism and christening is not known.
Arrival to England from Hanover
It is not known when Matilda Justina Doris Eleanora Wittkugel arrived in England from Hanover. Evidence exists that she may have arrived in either 1849 or 1857. Perhaps she visited in both years. Her actual arrival to England is subject to ongoing research and verification.
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
Matilda Wittkugel died between April and June in 1914 at Tendring, Essex, when she was 82 years old. Information about her burial or cremation is unknown.
Emmanuel Randall married Matilda Wittkugel in Windsor, Lincolnshire, on 27 December 1859 when he was 26 years old and she was 27 years old. They married in the Parish Church at New Windsor. The Parish Church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist.
Emmanuel Randall and Matilda Wittkugel 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.
Children of Emanuel Randall and Matilda Wittkugel
Our direct ancestor was Edward Emmanuel Randall who was born in 1868 and baptised on 26 July 1868 in Wem, Shropshire, England. He died at Manilla, New South Wales, Australia on 8 July 1952.
Residence and Occupation
The 1861 England Census for Emmanuel and Matilda showed them living on High Street, Wem, Shropshire, England. His occupation was School Master. In 1861 Matilda’s brother Theodore, an Engineer, visited them from Hanover, Germany.
Ten years later, in 1871, Emmanuel and Matilda and six of their 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 the 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 20 December 1886 in Southampton. Four years later, the 1891 England Census, recorded that Matilda 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 Matilda showed her and daughters Edith, Louisa and Doris still living at 26 Tisbury Road, Hove. Matilda 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 Matilda 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, Matilda Randall née Wittkugel died in 1914 at Tendring, Essex.
Reviewed and Updated on 27 March 2023