Isaac LANGFORD

Isaac LANGFORD

Male 1851 - 1922  (71 years)

Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Isaac LANGFORD 
    Born 11 Jan 1851  Slade Lode, Chatteris, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census New 30 Mar 1851  Doddington, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census New 7 Apr 1861  Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census New 2 Apr 1871  Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census New 3 Apr 1881  Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census New 5 Apr 1891  Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Newspaper Report 17 Jul 1896  Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    ELY WEEKLY GUARDIAN: A BRUTAL FATHER. Isaac Langford, labourer, of Stretham, was charged with systematically illtreating and neglecting his little girl Kate, aged 6, on the 3rd to the 13th June and other days.
    Inspector E Walker, of the NSPCC, instructed Mr H G S Ellis, barrister, of Cambridge, who stated the case as follows:- On this occasion the defendant came home the worse for drink, between 6 and 7, and the children, who had just finished their tea, were going to bed. For no reason whatever the defendant took off his strap, which had a buckle at the end, and beat the poor little thing with it, inflicting bruises and cuts on the back and thigh. The neighbours heard the child screaming, and crying out ?O, don?t, father? and the next morning, on examining the child, it was found that the buckle had cut two pieces out of its leg.
    He called Lilian, aged 13 years, who said she had an older sister, aged 18, who was now in domestic service, and there was also Freeman aged 9, Kate aged 6 and Benny 5. The witness said her mother died last December. Her oldest sister had left the house because her father illtreated them so last February, and she cooked and kept the house going since then. Her father was often drunk, and on this occasion he was drunk, and beat Katie, who had nothing on but her chemise, with his strap, which had a buckle on. On the 26th March last they all ran away because their father said he would kill them. They actually walked to Ely to their aunt, who lives there, and afterwards went into the Workhouse for a few days. Their father came and fetched them out. On Monday her father threatened to lock her up if she came to Ely to speak against him. Only that morning she and her sister Katie could have had a ride to Ely, but their father made them walk.
    Agnes Wolfe, married woman and neighbour, said on the 18th she heard screams from little Kate, and heard her cry out ?Don?t, father? three times. She saw the child?s back; it had three weals on it, and two pieces cut out of the thigh. Defendant was drunk that night, and was often so. The house was in a filthy state, and often there was not sufficient to eat. She had often given the children food.
    Millicent Parson, another neighbour, corroborated, and said on the 15th inst. she examined Katie and found her covered with vermin, bruises on her body, and two cuts on the thigh. She had supplied the children with both food and clothing. The doctor had made an order for 2s a week to clean the house, but no one would do it. Clara Sadler also corroborated.
    PC Fuller said on speaking to the defendant about it, he said the witness had no right to enter the house; they were his children and he would do what he liked with them.
    Defendant said the witness had not spoke the truth; he denied the charges. The policeman and the witnesses all had their "knives" in him, and now they thought they had a chance.
    The Chairman described the defendant's conduct as most brutal and heartless, and sentenced him to six weeks' hard labour.
    This is the first case in this vicinity brought by the NSPCC. 
    Newspaper Report 28 Oct 1898  Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    ELY GAZETTE: STRETHAM: A CHILD DESERTER SENT TO PRISON. Isaac Langford, labourer, Stretham, was charged on remand before the Ely bench yesterday with running away and leaving his three children to become chargeable to the Ely Union. Prisoner pleaded that he left them in the care of his sister. Mr H B Hamlyn, relieving officer, said the children were taken into the Union on September 23rd and had been there since. Rose Ann Warren (sic), sister of the prisoner, said she lived at Ely. Defendant, when he went away two years ago, brought the children to her and said he would give her 5s a week during the harvest time and less in the winter. He had only sent her 7s 6d the whole time and she found she was not able to keep the children. If he had sent her a little each week she would have kept them. Supt. Bythorne said prisoner had been convicted in 1896 for ill-treating his children. He was sent to prison for two months' hard labour 
    Newspaper Report 28 Oct 1898  Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    ELY WEEKLY GUARDIAN: NEGLECT OF CHILDREN. Isaac Langford, late of Stretham, was charged with neglecting his three children, who had thereby become chargeable to the Ely Union.
    Henry Baker Hamlyn, relieving officer, gave evidence to the effect that the children were still chargeable.
    Rose Vaughan, sister of the defendant, said he brought his children, and she promised to keep them during harvest time and winter if he paid her 7s 6d a week. The defendant said he would send the money, but not receiving any she had the children put in the Union.
    The Chairman pointed out that defendant had been before the Court in 1896 for illtreating his children, and, so far as his memory served him, it was a very bad case. The defendant would be sent to gaol for two months. 
    Census New 31 Mar 1901  Chatteris, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census New 2 Apr 1911  Doddington, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 31 Mar 1922  Doddington, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Person ID I57  Freeman-Culpin | Langford descendants, Quince Descendants, Smith descendants
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2017 

    Father John Freeman LANGFORD,   b. 1817, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1882, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Charlotte BIGLEY,   b. 22 Oct 1819, Chatteris, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1885, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emma QUINCE,   b. 1854, Doddington, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1895, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1873  St James, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15
    Children 
    +1. John LANGFORD,   b. 15 Mar 1876, Calver, Derbys Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1920, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. Ellen LANGFORD,   b. 8 Jan 1878, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1922, Nottingham, Notts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. William LANGFORD,   b. 11 Feb 1879, Chatteris, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1973, Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     4. Freeman LANGFORD,   b. 3 Aug 1881, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1886, Sheffield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     5. Lilian LANGFORD,   b. 12 Jun 1883, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1952, Nottingham, Notts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Kate LANGFORD,   b. 7 Mar 1885, Haddenham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1886, Sheffield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Freeman LANGFORD,   b. 09 Dec 1887, Chatteris, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1971, Ashton under Lyne, Lancs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     8. Benjamin LANGFORD,   b. 09 Dec 1887, Chatteris, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1889, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     9. Kate LANGFORD,   b. 29 Sep 1889, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1988, Biggleswade, Beds Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     10. Benjamin LANGFORD,   b. 04 Jun 1891, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1914, France & Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Amelia SHARP,   b. 1841,   d. Dec 1911, Workhouse Infirmary, Doddington, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 06 Jul 1901  Register Office, March, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 15, 16
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - North Witchford Union Workhouse, Doddington, age 11 wks - 30 Mar 1851 - Doddington, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - Back Street, Stretham, age 10 - 7 Apr 1861 - Stretham, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - Gravel Road, Stretham, age 20, farm servant - 2 Apr 1871 - Stretham, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1873 - St James, Stretham, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - High Street, Stretham, age 31, ag lab - 3 Apr 1881 - Stretham, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - East Street, Stretham, age 41 - 5 Apr 1891 - Stretham, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - ELY WEEKLY GUARDIAN: A BRUTAL FATHER. Isaac Langford, labourer, of Stretham, was charged with systematically illtreating and neglecting his little girl Kate, aged 6, on the 3rd to the 13th June and other days. Inspector E Walker, of the NSPCC, instructed Mr H G S Ellis, barrister, of Cambridge, who stated the case as follows:- On this occasion the defendant came home the worse for drink, between 6 and 7, and the children, who had just finished their tea, were going to bed. For no reason whatever the defendant took off his strap, which had a buckle at the end, and beat the poor little thing with it, inflicting bruises and cuts on the back and thigh. The neighbours heard the child screaming, and crying out ?O, don?t, father? and the next morning, on examining the child, it was found that the buckle had cut two pieces out of its leg. He called Lilian, aged 13 years, who said she had an older sister, aged 18, who was now in domestic service, and there was also Freeman aged 9, Kate aged 6 and Benny 5. The witness said her mother died last December. Her oldest sister had left the house because her father illtreated them so last February, and she cooked and kept the house going since then. Her father was often drunk, and on this occasion he was drunk, and beat Katie, who had nothing on but her chemise, with his strap, which had a buckle on. On the 26th March last they all ran away because their father said he would kill them. They actually walked to Ely to their aunt, who lives there, and afterwards went into the Workhouse for a few days. Their father came and fetched them out. On Monday her father threatened to lock her up if she came to Ely to speak against him. Only that morning she and her sister Katie could have had a ride to Ely, but their father made them walk. Agnes Wolfe, married woman and neighbour, said on the 18th she heard screams from little Kate, and heard her cry out ?Don?t, father? three times. She saw the child?s back; it had three weals on it, and two pieces cut out of the thigh. Defendant was drunk that night, and was often so. The house was in a filthy state, and often there was not sufficient to eat. She had often given the children food. Millicent Parson, another neighbour, corroborated, and said on the 15th inst. she examined Katie and found her covered with vermin, bruises on her body, and two cuts on the thigh. She had supplied the children with both food and clothing. The doctor had made an order for 2s a week to clean the house, but no one would do it. Clara Sadler also corroborated. PC Fuller said on speaking to the defendant about it, he said the witness had no right to enter the house; they were his children and he would do what he liked with them. Defendant said the witness had not spoke the truth; he denied the charges. The policeman and the witnesses all had their "knives" in him, and now they thought they had a chance. The Chairman described the defendant's conduct as most brutal and heartless, and sentenced him to six weeks' hard labour. This is the first case in this vicinity brought by the NSPCC. - 17 Jul 1896 - Stretham, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - ELY GAZETTE: STRETHAM: A CHILD DESERTER SENT TO PRISON. Isaac Langford, labourer, Stretham, was charged on remand before the Ely bench yesterday with running away and leaving his three children to become chargeable to the Ely Union. Prisoner pleaded that he left them in the care of his sister. Mr H B Hamlyn, relieving officer, said the children were taken into the Union on September 23rd and had been there since. Rose Ann Warren (sic), sister of the prisoner, said she lived at Ely. Defendant, when he went away two years ago, brought the children to her and said he would give her 5s a week during the harvest time and less in the winter. He had only sent her 7s 6d the whole time and she found she was not able to keep the children. If he had sent her a little each week she would have kept them. Supt. Bythorne said prisoner had been convicted in 1896 for ill-treating his children. He was sent to prison for two months' hard labour - 28 Oct 1898 - Stretham, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - ELY WEEKLY GUARDIAN: NEGLECT OF CHILDREN. Isaac Langford, late of Stretham, was charged with neglecting his three children, who had thereby become chargeable to the Ely Union. Henry Baker Hamlyn, relieving officer, gave evidence to the effect that the children were still chargeable. Rose Vaughan, sister of the defendant, said he brought his children, and she promised to keep them during harvest time and winter if he paid her 7s 6d a week. The defendant said he would send the money, but not receiving any she had the children put in the Union. The Chairman pointed out that defendant had been before the Court in 1896 for illtreating his children, and, so far as his memory served him, it was a very bad case. The defendant would be sent to gaol for two months. - 28 Oct 1898 - Stretham, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - Old Hoops PH, High Street, Chatteris, boarder, age 51, wdr, labourer farm - 31 Mar 1901 - Chatteris, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - North Witchford Union Workhouse, Doddington, inmate, age 62, general labourer - 2 Apr 1911 - Doddington, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Mar 1922 - Doddington, Cambs Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S103] Birth Certificate.

    2. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), MQ1851, N Witchford, XII 136.

    3. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), HO107/1765/513/2.

    4. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG9/1037/10/14.

    5. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG10/1602/11/16.

    6. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG11/1682/7/7.

    7. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG12/1296/10/13.

    8. [S290] British Newspaper Archive, (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

    9. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG13/1548/87/4.

    10. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG14PN2956.

    11. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), MQ1922, N Witchford, 3b 554, age 71.

    12. [S7] Death Certificate.

    13. [S141] Parish Register, Stretham St James.

    14. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), DQ1873, Ely, 3b 1302.

    15. [S8] Marriage Certificate.

    16. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), SQ1901, N Witchford, 3b 1263.