Thursday, 20 August 2009

Joseph Wardill 1790-1878 & Elizabeth Toppin 1786-1863

Joseph was born on the 5th December 1790 in Goathland, North Yorkshire. He was the ninth child born to Jonathon & Elizabeth

On the 1861 census it states that he lived at Ashes Farm in Ruswarp, Whitby, North Yorkshire and that he farmed 80 acres of land. Prior to that he farmed Green End Farm in Goathland.

Green End Farm

He married Elizabeth Toppin born 1786, on the 16th August 1813 in Birstall, Yorkshire.

They had 3 children who were all born in Goathland:
John Born 28th November 1819 he died on the 28th May 1828 in Goathland and is buried in Goathland Churchyard. He drowned in a pool on his way home from school.
James Born 2nd January 1822
Jane Born 8th July 1827 and died the same day.

Joseph died on the 31st May 1878 in Goathland, North Yorkshire
Elizabeth died on the 17th June 1863, also in Goathland.


  1. I have been to Goathland - its where Hearbeat is filmed and set. It is a beautiful village and a wonderful part of the world x

  2. Cool blog. I really like how you've helped bring your ancestors stories to life by using photos of the villages and towns in which they lived.