Family: Richard LAVERS / Elizabeth LASKEY (F5450)

m. 11 Jan 1789


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  • Father | Male
    Richard LAVERS

    Born  Abt 1757   
    Died     
    Buried  7 Oct 1834  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Married  11 Jan 1789  [1]  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England  [1] See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Father  John LAVERS | F27 Family Group Page 
    Mother  Sarah PROUT | F27 Family Group Page 

    Mother | Female
    Elizabeth LASKEY

    Born     
    Baptised  7 Oct 1762  All Saints’ Church, Moreleigh, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried  14 Apr 1831  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Father   
    Mother   

    Child 1 | Male
    + John LAVERS

    Born  1789  Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Baptised  10 Aug 1789  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Grace RIDER | F6050 
    Married  2 Jun 1811  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    + Richard LAVERS

    Born  Abt 1791  Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Baptised  21 Dec 1791  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Maria PETERS | F4793 
    Married  11 Aug 1813  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    William LAVERS

    Born  Abt 1797  Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Baptised  21 Jan 1797  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Female
    Elizabeth Laskey LAVERS

    Born  Abt 1800  Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Baptised  22 Apr 1800  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Child 5 | Female
    Mary Laskey LAVERS

    Born  Abt 1807  Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Baptised  22 Jul 1807  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

  • Notes  Married:
    • From DFHS index of PR entries - on Totnes Deanery CD

      Confusingly, one Richard Lavers married an Elizabeth in Blackawton in 1788, and another married an Elizabeth in 1789; both then had children born in Blackawton and were both buried in Blackawton in 1834!

      One Richard appears to be the son of Robert; I don't know the identity of "the other" but I am guessing he might be the son of Robert's brother John. But he could well have been a distant (or close) cousin from another parish.
      From the age given in the burial register entries of the 2 Richards, this, "the other" Richard was the older, born c. 1757.

      I am now fairly confidant that Richard the son of Robert marr Elizabeth Granville. At first it seemed probable that Robert, the son of one of the Richards, was probably the grandson of Robert, and as he gave the name Granville as a middle name to one of his children it seems clear his mother was the Elizabeth nee Granville. Now I have also found that Robert senr's brother Bartholomew mentions Richard's son Robert in his will as "of Devonport" which ties in with what I know of Robert junr and confirms he was the grandson of Robert senr.

      That leave this "other" Richard as the one who married Elizabeth Laskey.

      From the age given in the burial register entries of the 2 Elizabeths, one was born c. 1753/4, the other c. 1759/60.
      Both could have married either Richard but it seems most likely that the older Elizabeth married the older Richard - else there would have been an age difference of c. 12 or 13 years between one couple - with Elizabeth being older.
      But if the Elizabeth Laskey was the one baptised in Moreleigh then it would seem she was the younger. And with a child baptised 1807 she is unlikely to have been born as early as 1753/4.

      Children of this marriage
      I am guessing each Richard name a son after his father and then one after himself. The daughters with a middle name Laskey are surely Elizabeth Laskey's daughters, so that leaves George and William. Bartholomew, a brother of Richard-the-son-of-Robert, metions his brother Robert's sons (alive in 1844) as Robert, Richard and George.
      That just leaves William!
      If Elizabeth Granville was born 1753/4 it would be quite likely she would not have had children after 1794, while it would be unlikely that Elizabeth Laskey would have had children in 1789 and 1791, then no more till 1800, so I have  guessed William was the son of Elizabeth Laskey.

  • Sources 
    1. [S199] Blackawton - St Michaels Church - m/f images, St. Michael’s Church (Blackawton, Devon), Marriage of Richard LAVERS and Elizabeth LASKEY 1789; DE/REG/57869/1-16 m/f 10 (Reliability: 3).
      "Banns of Marriage between Richard Lavers & Elizabeth Laskey were published on the 21st & the 28th Days of December 1788 & the 4th Day of January 1789 by me Thoms. Adams Vicar
      No 244
      The Said Richard Lavers of this Parish Husbandman and the Said Elizabeth Laskey of this Parish Spinster were Married in this Church by Banns this Eleventh Day of January in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Nine by me Thoms. Adams Vicar.
         This Marriage was solemnized between Us      { The mark of + Richard Lavers
      { The mark of + Elizabeth Laskey
        In the Presence of   { Joseph Roberts
      { Thomas Hyne"
      (Thomas Hyne was a witness at most marriages at this time and was probably Parish Clerk)