Born in Chappel (Pontisbright) Essex, England, although no record of her baptism has been found. Judith had two illegitimate sons, David baptised 1811 and George baptised 1817. Judith was clearly very poor and is featured in the parish account held at the Colchester branch of the Essex County Record Office (Reference D/P 87/12/1). During the period 1820 to 1823 two shillings a week were paid to Judith for support of her child.
Judith is listed on 1841 Copford, Essex as a servant. In 1851she listed with her son John in Galleywood near Chelmsford and she died in 1857 in the Chelmsford District.
David was baptised at Chappel, Essex 10th March 1811, baseborn (illegitimate) son of Judith Bateman. David married Betsey (Elizabeth) JAMES. In 1851, the family lived at 22 Barrack Street Colchester, with 6 children, a lodger and a visitor. David’s occupation is given as Lime-Burner and David is recorded as being born in Chapel Essex, although is age is given as only 30. In 1861, the family are living in Hythe Back Lane, with 8 children (including George), 1 son-in-law and two grand-children. David’s occupation is given as Lime-Burner. On the 1871 census David & Betsey are shown living Parson’s Lane Colchester, together with 3 daughters and 1 son and Elizabeth COATES (aged 19) a tailoress who was boarding with the family and was later to marry George – one of the sons that had already left home. In 1871 David’s occupation is simply given as labourer. David died 25th October 1875 Hythe Hill Colchester Essex.
George BATEMAN was born on 13th February 1846, East Street, Colchester. On 24th September 1872 at Colchester Register Office, George married Elizabeth COATES (1851-1881) tailoress daughter of William COATES (deceased), both living in Church Lane, The Hythe, Colchester On the 1881 census George and family are shown living at Hythe Hill Colchester. Elizabeth died 1st May 1881 and on 9th April 1883 George remarried Eliza BARNES daughter of Daniel BARNES mariner.
On the 1891 census they were living in Spring Close, Brightlingsea and by the 1901 census they had moved to Hall Cut, Brightlingsea. In 1930 Eliza was living at 22 Queen Street Brightlingsea. Eliza was buried at Brightlingsea on 9th February 1940, although her address was given as 6 Hill Cottages, Great Bentley, Essex.
Arthur William BATEMAN (1886-1945)
Arthur William BATEMAN married Jessie May ROUSE at the Primitive Methodist Church, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex 21st December 1913.