For a long time I have been trying to find what happened to Charles Thomas CHAFFEY, who was born in Bristol in 1838.
In the 1851 census of Bedminster he is shown as an errand boy, aged 12, step son of James Andrew HAYES and his wife Catherine. I later found his parents marriage – Thomas CHEAFEY married Catherine HARRIS, daughter of James HARRIS, Engineer.
But Charles Thomas CHAFFEY disappeared after the 1851 census. Then I thought I would check omn a Charles T. CHAFFIN who was staying at Skyn Yard, Cabot Street, Bedminster in the 1881 census. At the same address was James A.A. Hayes, the half brother of Charles Thomas CHAFFEY. Everything else seemed to fit, names and dates etc., so I concluded that Charles
Thomas CHAFFEY and Charles Thomas CHAFFIN were the same person.
I just wonder why he had apparently changed his name.
Here are family group records for this family:
Family History System 11 Aug 2012 Merged Group Reports NAME: HARRIS, Catherine, Born ??? 1818 in Whitchurch, Glamorgan, Died ??? 1875? at age 57; FATHER: HARRIS, James; MOTHER: Sarah, Born ??? 1779, Died ??? MARRIED 20 Oct 1846 in Bitton, GLS, ENG, to HAYES, James Andrew, Born Oct 1821 in Winscombe, Somerset, Died 28 Aug 1905 in Bristol, ENG at age 83; FATHER: HAYES, Simon, Born ??? 1785, Died Dec 1861 at age 76; MOTHER: ALLEN, Rachel, Born Feb 1787, Died 7 Mar 1867 at age 80; Builder of Bedminster. Bapt. 7 Oct 1821, Winscombe, Somerset. MARRIED 22 Dec 1835 in St Thomas, Bristol, to CHAFFEY, Thomas, Died May 1840 in Bedminster, Bristol; His name spelt Cheafy in register; Surname shown as Cheafey in marriage register. CHILDREN: 1. M CHAFFEY, Charles Thomas, born ??? 1838 in Bedminster, Bristol, died ???; Married 21 Jul 1864 to STALLARD, Emma; 3 children 2. F HAYES, Emma, born 16 Feb 1843 in Bedminster, Bristol, died 11 Feb 1924 in Bristol; Married to HOWELL, John A 3. M HAYES, James Andrew Allen, born Feb 1845? in Bedminster, Bristol, died Nov 1899 in Bristol, England; Married ??? 1868 to HEALLS, Emily; 7 children 4. M HAYES, William Allen, born 29 Jan 1849 in Bedminster, died 1 Oct 1915 in Axbridge, Somerset; Married 19 Aug 1872 to STOOKE, Mary Barber; 4 children 5. F HAYES, Sabina Kate, born ??? 1854? in Bedminster, Bristol, died Feb 1924 in Cheltenham, GLS, ENG; Married ??? 1885 to GRIDLEY, Edward; 5 children 6. F HAYES, Adelaide Sarah Maria, born ??? 1856? in Bedminster, Bristol, died ??? 1934 in Bristol ================================================================= Residence Information From ??? 1851 Address: 4 Little Paradise, Bedminster, Somerset, England; In 1851 census master carpenter employing 4 men * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * NAME: CHAFFEY, Charles Thomas, Born ??? 1838 in Bedminster, Bristol, Died ???; FATHER: CHAFFEY, Thomas, Died May 1840; MOTHER: HARRIS, Catherine, Born ??? 1818, Died ??? 1875? at age 57; Appears as Chaffey in 1841 and 1851 censuses, but from 1861 on is recorded as Chaffin. In 1881 census is shown as living in Skyn Yard, Cabot Street, Bedminster with his half brother James A.A. Hayes. MARRIED 21 Jul 1864 in Bedminster, SOM, ENG, to STALLARD, Emma, Born ??? 1841 in Swindon, WIL, ENG, Died ??? CHILDREN: 1. M CHAFFIN, George Thomas Charles, born Aug 1865 in Swindon, WIL, ENG, died ??? 2. F CHAFFIN, Blanche Kate, born Nov 1867 in Swindon, WIL, ENG, died ??? 3. M CHAFFIN, Albert William, born Aug 1873 in Bedminster, SOM, ENG, died May 1932 in Bedminster, SOM, ENG; Married Aug 1902 to BISSICKS, Rosina