Family: James BASTARD / Mrs. Ann FOX (F8036)

m. 13 Jan 1754


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  • Father | Male
    James BASTARD

    Born     
    Baptised  28 Jun 1732  All Hallows on the Wall Church, Exeter, 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  16 Jan 1792  Holy Trinity Church, Exeter, 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  13 Jan 1754  St. Mary Steps Church, Exeter, 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  Sampson BASTARD, Gent. | F7899 Family Group Page 
    Mother  Anne BUSSELL | F7899 Family Group Page 

    Mother | Female
    Mrs. Ann FOX

    Born     
    Baptised  25 May 1729  St. Mary Steps Church, Exeter, 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  15 Jan 1786  Holy Trinity Church, Exeter, 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
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    Child 1 | Female
    Ann BASTARD

    Born     
    Baptised  11 Jan 1755  All Hallows on the Wall Church, Exeter, 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  4 Nov 1757  All Hallows on the Wall Church, Exeter, 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 | Female
    Rose BASTARD

    Born  Between 1756 and 1760   
    Died     
    Buried  25 Feb 1760  St. George’s Church, Exeter, 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 | Female
    Elizabeth BASTARD

    Born     
    Baptised  14 May 1758  All Hallows on the Wall Church, Exeter, 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  6 Dec 1759  St. George’s Church, Exeter, 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 4 | Male
    James BASTARD

    Born     
    Baptised  31 May 1764  St. Mary Major Church, Exeter, 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  3 Dec 1764  St. Mary Major Church, Exeter, 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 5 | Male
    William BASTARD

    Born  Bef 1767   
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Child 6 | Male
    Sampson BASTARD

    Born     
    Baptised  2 Mar 1767  St. Thomas’s Church, Exeter, 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  25 Oct 1767  St. Edmund’s Church, Exeter, 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 7 | Female
    Mary BASTARD

    Born     
    Baptised  9 Apr 1769  St. Mary Major Church, Exeter, 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 PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 25 May 2016)
      "January 13th. James Bastard of Allhallows & Ann Fox of St. Mary Steps were Marri^ed."
      The marriage is listed after those in 1753, and being January I assume it was in 1754. New registers were used from 1754, but perhaps the church didn't have one this early in the year. Alternatively, the entry may have been forgotten and squeezed in at the end of 1753 when it was actually at the start, but I think this is less likely. It is unfortunate that whilst all the entries for 1753 include the year this one does not!  
      Is the marriage of this James and are the children those of this James and Ann? I think the evidence is strong that they are, given the following:
      * Bastard was not the commonest of surnames, and it would seem the most likely James to marry there was the one baptised there, although another could have moved to the Ciy.
      * James was a younger son in a gentry family, and the baptism I believe to be that of his wife-to-be shows her family were gentry.
      * The names given to the children are probably the most convincing evidence - Rose and Sampson, not the commonest of names, Rose in particular being unusual, but the name of a sister and an aunt of James, as well as being the maiden name of his grandmother, while Sampson was the name of his father and a brother.
      * While I am not at the time of writing sure of what became of James, his brother William mentioned him (living) in a will written in 1766 so he was clearly still living at the time of the marriage.