Ancestors of

Christopher Finch Reynolds

Jacob Reynolds



St Albans


Father:     Francis Evered Reynolds (1804-1874)

Mother:     Frances Finch (1797-1858)

Born:     8th December 1835 at Newton by Castle Acre, Norfolk

Census: 1841:   Newton by Castle Acre, Norfolk

Name Sex Age Occupation Where Born
REYNOLDS, Francis M 45 Farmer  
REYNOLDS, Frances F 45   Norfolk
REYNOLDS, Arthur M 5   Norfolk
REYNOLDS, Jacob M 5   Norfolk
EVERITT, Elizebeth F 15 Servant Norfolk
ENGLEDOW, Sarah F 15 Servant Norfolk
GITTON, Peter M 15 Groom Norfolk

Census: 1851:   Lynn Street, Swaffham, Norfolk

Name Relation Condition Sex Age   Occupation Where Born
FINCH, Elizabeth Head Widow F 74 1777 Annuitant Castle Acre, Norfolk
REYNOLDS, Frances Daughter   F 53 1798 Annu Swaffham, Norfolk
ALEXANDER, Elizabeth Daughter Widow F 43 1808 Annuitant Swaffham, Norfolk
LANE, Elizabeth Servant   F 21 1830   West Lexham. Norfolk







Clerk To Jacob Finch

Newton West Castle Acre, Norfolk

Note: Frances Reynolds not described as married - she and Francis Reynolds had separated

Jacob Reynolds was actually Elizabeth Finch's step-grandson.

Census 1861:    Described as a visitor (clerk. ummarried, aged 25, born Swaffham, Norfolk) to the household of William Davies (38, married, farmer of 194 acres employing 8 men and 8 boys, born ?, Bedfordshire) on Harpenden Common. (1866 Post Office Directory gives address as Lower Top Street.)

    He was also describes as a visitor (agent, unmarried, 25, born Newton, Norfolk) with Elizabeth Barber (55 year old widow) at 59 Camden Square, Kentish Town, St Pancras, Middlesex. (The family story was that at about this time he used to commute to London to work - this suggests he may have commuted weekly, staying in digs in London during the week - and was recorded twice.)

Married:    8th November 1864 at Ayot St Peter, Herts

Wife:    Ellen Smith (1840-1935)

Son:    Harry Finch Reynolds (1865-1947) Born 27th August 1865 at Sandridge.

Daughter:    Lizzie Gertrude Reynolds (1867-1952) Born 20th March 1867 at Sandridge. Married Cecil Scott in Sandridge in 1895. See SCOTT, Oster Hills, St Albans, late 19th century

Son:    Frank Ernest Reynolds (1869-1949) Born 1st January 1869 at Sandridge. Married Isabel Gibson Brough in Hawick in 1902

Son:    Arthur John Reynolds (1870-1959) Born 18th August 1870 at Sandridge. Married Lily Barker in Kimpton in 1903

Census 1871:    Farmer of 213 acres, employing 6 men and 2 boys, at Hammonds Farm, Sandridge

Daughter:     Rose Mary Reynolds (1872-1948) Born 15th July 1872 at Sandridge. Married Arthur Frank William Martin in St Albans in 1912

The appearance of this advertisement is interesting as Jacob's father, Francis, was clearly in the business of buying and selling horses and died on 5 November , 1874, of senile decay - and it is possible that these were horses owned by Francis before he became too ill to look after them. However Mr Leigh's hounds were based at Harpenden - so "The Snob" possibly owned by Jacob.

The Field 7 November 1874

Daughter:    Ellen Frances Reynolds (1875-1950) Born 19th December 1875 at Sandridge. Married Richard Thomas Grove in St Albans in 1904

March 1881:     Attended Jonathan Cox's funeral

Census 1881:    Farmer of 528 acres, employing 18 men and 6 boys, at Heath Farm, Sandridge.

May 1881:         Skimmed Mik in St Albans

Census 1891:    Farmer at Heath Farm.

The Reynolds Family outside the back door of Heath Farm in 1892
John                          Lizzie              Harry
Ellen            Jacob           Rose
Frank              Ellen (Nellie)

[See Heath Farm Relatives for short biographies]

Census:    St Albans 1901:    Farmer and Brickmaker, Heath Farm, Sandridge    See My Ancestors in the 1901 Census

from The Story of the Church and Parish of St Saviour. St Albans

St Saviour's Church - 1905 - Became the first Vicar's Warden

Died:    18th January 1926 at Heath Farm

To be completed

Related pages

 Who is Related to Who?

Heath Farm Dairy

Crimes involving Jacob Reynolds and Heath Farm

Brickmakers - Jacob Reynolds

REYNOLDS, Sandridge Road,  St Albans, circa 1900

Xmas Cards and the St Albans Military Tribunal, 1916

Hammonds Farm and Eylotts, Sandridge, 19th/20th Century


From Jacob's scrap book

Some Milkman's Humour

The Fate of Fluffy - the Farm Cat

Old News Items (incomplete)

1880 Housebreaking at Heath Farm, Bernards Heath

The Bever Pack of Harriers

1891 Did Walter Peters eat Jacob's turkey?

Easter Stock Sale at Hatfield

1893 Whit Monday Sports at St Albans

If you can add to the information given above tell me.


Page August July 2007