William Croasdell and Isabella Tyson


William Croasdell 1788 - 1849 was the 5th son and 6th child of Henry Croasdell and Frances Bragg. He was born on 2 June 1788 and baptised on 29th June at Finsthwaite, St Peter's.

William married Isabella Tyson at Corney, Cumberland (where she was a servant) on 28 August 1819.

Isabella had been born at West Broughton and baptised at Broughton in Furness on 3 July 1799.

The family farmed at Sawrey Ground near Hawkshead but William was also a chairmaker and took on a parish apprentice from Hawkshead in 1826

They had 9 children including one set of twins. Several lines have been researched and families built up.

Some descendants became sea-farers and others emigrated to Australia.

Elizabeth 1821 - ?

Henry 1824 - 1863

Jane 1826 - ?

Frances 1829 - ?

Lydia 1831 - 1848

Isabella 1834 - 1855

William 1834 - 1867

John 1838 - ?1884

Mary 1843 - 1861


William died in September 1849 and was buried at Hawkshead on the 7th. Isabella obtained an administration grant so that she could deal with his affairs and she continued to farm in her own right. Isabella herself left an informative will ..... She died on 7th Dec 1873 at Bouth near Colton and was buried at Hawkshead on 10th December.

I have census entries for this family in 1841, 1851 & 1861 and as mentioned above