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Thomas# Bateman

  • Born: 28 Apr 1768, Burton On Trent
  • Marriage: Jane# Jordan on 26 Nov 1795 in Abbot's Bromley, Stafford
  • Died: 12 May 1808, Burton On Trent aged 40
  • Buried: May 1808, St.Modwen's, Burton On Trent


Anne-GP reasearch said Henry's father was called William John (perhaps reference to William Jordan), but Henry's wedding certificate (which Anne G-P also had!) says he was Thomas, and this backed up by Henry's biog.
However Bateman research shows HIS father as William John, so have entered thus. Precise DoB also from Bateman research, which also shows him as Lieut in Burton Volunteers, although Henry's biog implies that was actually one of the (other) sons. However;
London Gazette; 24th Nov 1803; Burton-Upon-Trent Volunteers;
To be Capt; Charles Perks, Esq (the person Thomas was in partnership with)
To be Lieut; Thomas Bateman, Gent.

IGI: There is a Thomas Bateman, son of William and Mary, chr 30 Jan 1769 at St John's, Coventry, Warwick, which isn't that far away I suppose, but seems highly unlikely.
He does NOT appear in the St Modwen Parish Register baptisms around the date shown here. Perhaps bapt in one of the other BuT parishes?

Bateman biog; "My parents resided at Burton during their married life, first in a house in the High Street and afterwards in one of two houses in the churchyard, which were my father's property - the one we occupied was that nearest the market place". The church (St Modwens') yard is now (May 07) greatly curtailed but I have pictures of four properties - two pairs in effect - either of which could be the houses in question. This very close to where his grave is.

Occupation on Henry's wedding certificate; Timber Merchant with Perks and Bateman. Originally at age 17 he was a schoolmaster, but then become a clerk at a timber business in Burton. He then entered into partnership with Mr Shellatt (one of the Burton Brewers) and Mr Perks, who was married to one of Shellat's nieces. The business was on Lichfield Road. Eventually Shellat divided his share between his nephew (presumably means nieces husband) and Thos. and the firm became 'Perks & Bateman'. He "bought some timber from the Baltic and rose early to see the items forwarded to his wharves at Burton. But, due perhaps to the Napoleonic wars, the price of timber had greatly increased and he was offered 1000 for it which he took." There is mention of a timber yard on the 'Trail around Bond End' sign in front of St Modwen's. Presumably the Lichfield Road mentioned is now the Lichfield St as that is in this area.

Henry's biog; Thomas died after been thrown from his horse a mile from Burton on the Derby road. He was dragged in the stirrups and died from a fractured skull. He thinks his father was about 40 and died on 12 May 1808. Is buried with his in-laws and his father-in-laws parents in St Modwens. Transplanted headstone is buried in concrete on the 'headstone trail' - see picture.

FHS Website; On 26 NOV 1795 at Abbots Bromley in county of STS Groom Thomas BATEMAN Status - Occupation - Residence Burton-on-Trent in county of - Notes - Bride Jane JORDAN Status - Occupation - Residence - in county of - Notes - Banns or Licence licence General Notes - Source

1805 ; In the Staffordshire County archives there is a 23 Dec 1805 ""Lease of the Ushers House and two sittings in the parish church" between Henry, 1st Earl of Uxbridge to Thomas Bateman, timber merchant.

London Gazette 11th June 1808; Notice is hereby given, that the Copartnership lately subsisting between Charles Perks of Sinai Park in the Parish of Burton on Trent, and Thomas Bateman of Burton on Trent, Timber Merchants, trading under the firm of Perks and Bateman and carried on at Burton on Trent was dissolved on the 12th day of May last, by the death of the aforesaid Thomas Bateman; and all person indebted to the late Partnership are requested to pay their debts to the said Charles Perks, by whom all debts due and owing therefrom will be duly discharged. As witness our hands this 8th day of June in the year of our lord 1808. Chas Perks and Jane Bateman (Administerix of the said Thomas Bateman).

The National Register, 1808, Partnerships dissolved; Perks and Bateman, Burton upon Trent, timber merchants.

From: 'Burton-upon-Trent: Economic history', A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 9: Burton-upon-Trent (2003) ; Timber;
After the river Trent became navigable in the 1710s Burton became a distribution centre for imported timber, and by at least 1744 a regular trade had been established with the Baltic, importing wood and exporting beer. By the end of the century locally felled timber was also transported from Burton by canal. By then brewers such as the Wilsons, the Clays, and the Worthingtons imported timber both for sale and for making casks, but the combination of timberdealing and brewing declined after 1806 with the disappearance of the Baltic market for Burton beer.
By 1784 John Wilson, a brewer and raff merchant, had a timber yard on the west side of Lichfield Street at a wharf beside the Bond End canal. The yard was presumably worked by Wilson until his death in 1797, and was untenanted in 1805. By 1818, however, it was probably the yard managed by Charles Perks and Thomas Clark, timber merchants and stoneware dealers, whose partnership may have continued until Clark's death in 1833. Perks remained in trade with his son, and by 1837 the yard had been extended to take in land on the east side of Lichfield Street. In the 1860s or 1870s the firm acquired a timber yard further east alongside the Fleet channel, where it remained in 1913 as Charles Perks & Sons Ltd. In 1921 the yard was bought by the Midland Joinery Works Ltd., still in business in 2000.

In the Staffs archives (http://www.archives.staffordshire.gov.uk) there is;
LocatedAtStaffordshire Record Office
TitleDeeds to four closes in STAPENHILL called the Slades, eighteen acres, three roods, twenty perches
Date 7 Jan 1701-13 Mar 1827
DescriptionProperty: purchased by the Marquess of Anglesey from CHARLES PERKS for two thousand pounds, 13 Mar 1827.
Copy marriage settlement, Barnes to Greaves, 7 Jan 1701.
Attested copy release, Barnes to Gregg and Richardson, 20-21 Apr 1757.
Copy will of Philip Barnes, 20 Oct 1768.
Copy settlement, Bigsby and Stanhope, 2 Apr 1782.
Copy covenant to levy a fine, Bigsby, 24 Dec 1796.
Assignment of three terms in trust, BATEMAN to Wood, 7 Jul 1813.
Appointment, lease and release, Bigsby to Perks, 6-7 Jul 1813.
Lease, release and assignment, PERKS to Anglesey, 13 Mar 1827.

There is a prominent Derbyshire family of Batemans at Lomderdale Hall, but no evidence they are relatives.

There's a William Bateman of Derby (remembering that Henry was born in Burton On Trent) on this site;

Anne G-P had his wife as Mary Moss (Thomas Moss - Mary Wortley? Stuart?) but this doesn't match Henry Batemans hand written auto biog. One of the Jordan's (presumably Hannah) married a Moss tho'.

Following just in case I ever need it, but think is irrelevant;
Later, in London there is a Henry Bateman, Timber Merchant. Prbly just coincidence, although originally thought might be Dr Henry's son from his first marriage (but it's not).;
London Gazette July 1851 (obviously NOT this Henry Bateman!, but given to show that what follows was a waste of time) announcement of dissolution of the partnership between William Bateman, Henry Bateman and Richard Gray be Vauche, carrying on busines in name of Wm & Henry Bateman & Co, merchants for sale of Bickes Patent Chemical Fertilising Powder ! BUT Henry had an uncle called William Bateman, who was a merchant in London at this time. So maybe this is a different Henry?

London Gazette, 20th August 1860 (would be only 19, surely this is not the same person) Edwin Skeen, Timber Merchant, assigned all his estates and effects (exc. property) to Henry Bateman, of Old Broadstreet as trustee for benefit of himself and all other creditors of Edwin Skeen.

London Gazette, 10th Dec 1861 (would be ~20), there is a Henry Bateman TIMBER MERCHANT of 60 Old Broadstreet, London, requesting an adjudication in a (his own presumably?) bankruptcy. Also mentions Lloyds and underwriting. Perhaps was name and Lloyds pursuing him for money? Numerous others back to June '61.

London Gazette, 9th Feb 1864 (would be ~23), there is a Henry Bateman TIMBER MERCHANT' of Great Saint Helen's, city of London who, with his wife Mary Hunt, is involved in some case at Chancery regarding a piece of land on 7 Charlotte Row, Walworth, Surrey. Something to do with leasing the land that I don't really understand !

London Gazette, 16th Feb 1864 (would be ~23), there is a Henry Bateman TIMBER MERCHANT requesting an adjudication in a (his own presumably?) bankruptcy. Also mentions Lloyds and underwriting. Perhaps was name and Lloyds pursuing him for money?

London Gazette, 25th July 1865 (would be ~24), there is a Henry Bateman TIMBER MERCHANT' of Great Saint Helen's, city of London who, with his wife Mary Hunt, is involved in some case at Chancery regarding a piece of land on Wyndham Road, Saint Mary Parish, Lambeth, something to do with leasing the land that I don't really understand !

Eventually I track down the Henry Bateman with a wife Mary H in the '51 census - at that time his is 49 and was born in Middx and is living in Hackney as a timber merchant with wife, children and 2 unmarried sisters called Augusta and Emily. Don't think he's one of ours.

Thomas# married Jane# Jordan, daughter of William# Jordan and Anne# Pool, on 26 Nov 1795 in Abbot's Bromley, Stafford. (Jane# Jordan was born on 31 Aug 1771, christened on 18 Oct 1771 in Burton On Trent, died on 31 Aug 1828 in Stratford-On-Avon and was buried on 5 Sep 1828 in Holy Trinity, Stratford.)

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