The children of John and Sarah Ann Orchard (Archer)

Angelina Orchard Butler – born 11 August 1851. Union Workhouse, Faringdon, Berkshire.

Sarah Ann Orchard – born 5 December 1852. Faringdon, Berkshire.

Rosina Archer – born 1853. Faringdon, Berkshire.

Arthur Adolphus Archer – born April 1854. Faringdon, Berkshire. Died January 1942. Devizes, Wiltshire.

Tryphena Archer – born January 1856. Baptised 28 March 1856. Highworth, Wiltshire. Died December 1941. Reading, Berkshire.

Blanch Selina Archer – born 1 November 1858. Highworth, Wiltshire. Died June 1940. Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Lemuel Joseph Butler Archer – born 15 August 1860. Highworth, Wiltshire. Died 1938. Swindon, Wiltshire.

Ernest B Archer – born 1863. Highworth, Wiltshire. Died December 1938. Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales.

Ardrest Archer – born 1865. Highworth, Wiltshire. Died 8 July 1884. Accidentally drowned while bathing in the River Thames at Hannington Wick, Wiltshire.

Herbert Archer – born 9 October 1866. Highworth, Wiltshire. Died 1939. Swindon, Wiltshire.

Phineas Archer – born 22 February 1868. Highworth, Wiltshire. Died 2 April 1958. Highworth, Wiltshire,

The children of Joseph and Ann Orchard (Travellers)

Joseph Orchard – baptised 3 January 1808. Newington, Oxfordshire. Died an infant.

Jonathan Orchard – baptised 14 May 1809. Long Wittenham, Berkshire.

James Orchard (Archer) – born 1811. Wallingford, Berkshire.

Penelope (Penella) Orchard (Archer) – baptised 15 May 1814. Marcham, Berkshire. Died 1883. Faringdon, Berkshire.

Joseph Orchard (Archer) – baptised 19 May 1816. Baydon, Wiltshire.

George Orchard (Archer) – born 1818. Woolstone, Berkshire – baptised 29 November 1818. Uffington, Berkshire.

Caroline Orchard – born 1821. Baydon, Wiltshire.

Thomas Orchard (Archer) – baptised 1 August 1824. Baydon, Wiltshire. Died 1872. Devizes, Wiltshire.

John Orchard (Archer) – born 27 April 1827. Fernham, Berkshire – baptised 29 April 1827. Chiseldon, Wiltshire. Died 2 January 1921. Westrop, Highworth, Wiltshire.

Archers at Liddington Encampment – 1861 Census

LIST OF PERSONS NOT IN HOUSES

George Archer – Head – 43 – Wire Worker – Born – Woolstone, Berks

Elizabeth Archer – Wife – 33 – Born – Reading, Berks

Richard Archer – Son – 16 – Born – Fyfield, Berks

Henry Archer – Son – 13 – Born – Faringdon, Berks

Thomas Archer – Son – 11 – Born – Coxwell, Berks

James Archer – Son – 8 – Born – Coxwell, Berks

John Archer – Son – 2 – Born – Drayton, Berks

Purnell Archer – Head – Widow – 50 – Basket Maker – Born – Appleford, Berks

Jane Archer – Daughter – 25 – Basket Maker – Born – Fernham, Berks

Thomas Archer – Son – 18 – Basket Maker – Born – Steventon, Berks

Mary Archer – Daughter – 15 – Basket Maker – Born – Newbury, Berks

Emma Archer – Daughter – 12 – Born – Farnham, Surrey

Jane Archer – Gr’ Daughter – 4 – Born – Abingdon, Berks

Emanuel Archer – Gr’ Son – 2 – Born – Farnham, Surrey

Ann Archer – Head – Widow – 76 – Net Maker – Born – Witney, Oxon

Stealing Lead – George Archer and John Scarrott

READING MERCURY – 8 February 1851.

George Archer and John Scarrott were committed for trial at the next Assizes, charged with stealing a quantity of lead, on the 11th of January last, at the parish of Wadley, the property of Mr Edward James. The accused parties were members of the wandering tribe of gypsies located in this neighbourhood, and the property stolen was the result of a predatory excursion. The precaution was adopted by them of burying the lead in a field in the parish of Fyfield, where it was discovered by the shepherd of Mr Stone and Mr Kimber, and watch was kept on the hiding place for a fortnight before the prisoners made their appearance, when one afternoon they came with two sacks to remove the stolen property, and were given chase to and taken into custody by the indefatigable watchers.

Joseph and Ann’s marriage

St Laurence Church, Appleton, Berkshire (Oxfordshire)

The marriage of my 3rd great grandparents Joseph Orchard (a travelling man) and Ann Bland (a travelling woman) took place at St Laurence Church, Appleton, Berkshire (now in Oxfordshire) on the 9th of April 1809.

Marriage Certificate of Joseph Orchard and Ann Bland