Ishmael Poll

Ishmael Poll was the sixth and last known child of James Poll and his wife Mary Syers of Wymondham, Norfolk, England.

Ishmael is a hebrew name - phonetically pronounced as 'ish-may-elle' - and is a name that's also handed to his son. It is unclear as to where this name came from, or that of Ishmael's daughter Kerunhappuck.

Ishmael married Mary Fiddmont, just 2 weeks before the birth of their first child, Elizabeth. The couple are known to have had nine more children - which included a set of twins, and only two sons.

On his one and only appearance on the census (in 1841), Ishmael is noted as being a 'Weaver - Silk Worker', and would have no doubt contributed to the booming, highly skilled, and dangerous, silk industry of nearby Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Ishmael pre-deceased his wife Mary by about 12 years, dying when he was 74 years old.

Life Events


  • During 1772 in Wymondham, Norfolk, England.


  • 17th October 1772 at Wymondham Abbey, Wymondham, Norfolk, England.


  • Mary Fiddamont (1774-1859) on 30th March 1796 at Wymondham Abbey, Wymondham, Norfolk, England.


  • Elizabeth Poll (1796-1871) married Michael Goodings (1794-1821), and later to John Howlett (1785-1861)
  • Hannah Poll (1798-?)
  • Mary Poll (1801-?)
  • Honor Poll (1802-18??)
  • Ann Poll (1804-?)
  • Margaret Poll (1806-?)
  • Ishmael Poll (1808-1881) married Sarah Shrimpling (18??-?)
  • Kerunhappuck Poll (1810-1896) married Robert Smith (1811-1865)
  • Kezia Poll twin (1812-1889) married Samuel Peel (1811-1882)
  • Honor Poll twin (1812-?) married Stephen Woolner (1811-?)
  • James Poll (1816-1876)

Census and Residence

  • 1841: 70yrs, The Lizard, Wymondham, Norfolk, England.


  • 1841: Weaver - Silk Worker


  • During April 1847 in The Lizard, Wymondham, Norfolk, England, aged 74 years.


  • 9th April 1847 at Wymondham Abbey, Wymondham, Norfolk, England.


  • James Poll (1741-?)
  • Mary Syers (17??-?)


  • Simon Poll (17??-?)
  • Ann (17??-?)
  • Not yet known
  • Not yet known

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