Chapter 25 - Jane, daughter of Richard and Susannah
Jane followed the typical path of a woman of her age and situation. She married, moved to her husband's village (Wood Stanway) , and spent the rest of her life there bearing and bringing up their children
Jane was baptised in Temple Guiting in 1822. In 1843 she was in Church Stanway to marry William Hopkins, a native of Church Stanway and a "labourer in the woods and plantations" (as described in a later census). At her marriage she was living in Cutsdean, between Temple Guiting and Stanway, and of no stated occupation.
The couple settled in Wood Stanway, a village within the Church Stanway parish, and they lived out their lives there. She died in 1880 at the age of 57, her husband survived her by sixteen years.. She appears without occupation in the various records, except in 1861, when she is listed as a dressmaker.
There were a number of children, possibly at least ten - the various records are not entirely consistent. These were born, and baptised at Church Stanway, between probably 1845 and 1863. At least in their teenage and early adult years the boys all followed the traditional, probably only available occupations of ploughboy and agricultural worker. As they were not Fardons they have not been further followed.
Jane was the second Temple Guiting Fardon to marry into the Stanway Hopkins family. In 1850 her niece, also Jane (daughter of William, Chapter 6), married William Hopkins brother of Charles. They would live in Church Stanway.
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