John SPURRELL

Male 1779 - 1869  (~ 89 years)    Has 20 ancestors and 94 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name John SPURRELL 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Baptised Jun 1779  St. Leonard’s Church, Sheepstor, 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 19 Aug 2012):
      Under heading "Baptisms 1779" - "John the son of Samuel & Patty Spurril baptized _ _ _ Jun[e - could be July]" (date missing in image as too near curve by spine of register)
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Shoemaker 
    • Although shown everywhere as a shoe maker, John's resulting skills in leather-working were used more widely; the accounts for Eylesbarrow Mine in Sheepstor show that in 1814 John was paid for making "leather materials".
      Perhaps he also made miners' hats, since these were also made of leather. (It was the steel helmets used in WW1 that led to a wider use of steel in hard hats for safety) And he must surely have made miners' boots - and probably Bal Maidens' shoes as well.
    Died Sep Q 1869  Tavistock Reg Dist, 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 
    • GRO ref: Spurrell, John, aged 90, q3 1869 Tavistock RD 5b 256
    Person ID I10556  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2017 

    Father Samuel SPURRELL,   b. Abt 1742, Meavy, 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,   d. 28 Oct 1831, Hall Farm, Sampford Spiney, 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  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Mother Patty REED,   b. Abt 1747, Walkhampton, 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,   d. 27 Jul 1837, Holetown, Sampford Spiney, 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  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Banns of marriage 22 Mar 1772 to 5 Apr 1772  Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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 
    • Samuel Spurrill otp and Patty Reed of the parish of Sheepstor, no additional info. (from Banns / marriages register, image on FMP, viewed 18 Aug 2012)
    Banns of marriage 8 Mar 1772, 29 Mar 1772, 19 Apr 1772  St. Leonard’s Church, Sheepstor, 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 
    • PR with combined banns / marriage entry - shows banns unusually (in my experience) being read at 3 weekly intervals - because in this tiny place, which was not then a parish in its own right, there was only a service every 3 weeks.
      No info. given as to marital status etc.
      (from Banns / marriages register, image on FMP, viewed 18 Aug 2012)
    Married 22 Apr 1772  St. Leonard’s Church, Sheepstor, 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 
    • The marriage part of the combined banns / marriage entry shows that Samuel and Patty both made their marks, while Alice Reed and Peter Reed Junr. (both appear to be siblings of Patty's) signed. It would seem strange if they could write and Patty couldn't - but Samuel seems to have signed plenty of documents in Sheepstor, so I guess both could write but didn't on this occasion.
      (image on FMP, viewed 18 Aug 2012)
    Children 10 children 
    Headstones
    The positions of the Spurrell graves in Sampford Spiney
    The positions of the Spurrell graves in Sampford Spiney
    Showing where the graves of Samuel and Patty Spurrell and several of their descendants are positioned, in relation both to each other and to the Church.
    Some other descendants of theirs, including two, daughters, one being my ancestor Mary, are also buried in this churchyard, but the graves appear to be unmarked.
    Family ID F4972  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary NICHOLLS,   d. 25 Mar 1810 
    Married 27 Mar 1804  Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP)
      John Spurrel, shoe maker = Mary Nicholls at  Walkhampton,
      one witness was a Samuel Spurrel so am pretty sure it was this John.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth SPURRELL,   c. 24 Feb 1805, St. Mary’s Church, Sampford Spiney, 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,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Mary SPURRELL,   b. 1807, Sheepstor, 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,   d. Mar Q 1884, Tavistock Reg Dist, 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  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F5012  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Patience WESTINGTON,   d. 12 Dec 1850, Tavistock Reg Dist, 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 4 Apr 1811  St. Constantine’s Church, Milton Abbot, 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 28 Aug 2012):
      "John Spurell of the Parish of Walkhampton widower and Patience Westington of the Parish of Milton Abbot Spinster were Married in this church by Licence this fourth day of April in the Year One Thousand eight Hundred and eleven by me John Jago Vicar
      This Marriage was solemnized between Us { John Spurrel
                                                                   { mark of l l Patience Westington
      In the Presence of mark X of John Westington
                                 William Olver"
    Children 
    +1. Samuel SPURRELL,   c. 15 Mar 1812, Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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,   d. Mar Q 1883, Tavistock Reg Dist, 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  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +2. Philippa SPURRELL,   c. 31 Oct 1813, Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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,   d. 1874, St. Germans Reg Dist, Cornwall, 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  (Age ~ 60 years)
    +3. John SPURRELL,   c. 26 Nov 1815, Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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,   d. Jun Q 1882, Tavistock Reg Dist, 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  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +4. Andrew SPURRELL,   c. 31 May 1818, Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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,   d. Mar Q 1867, Tavistock Reg Dist, 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  (Age ~ 48 years)
    +5. Thomas SPURRELL,   c. 18 Jun 1820, Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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,   d. Dec Q 1906, Medway Reg Dist, Kent, 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  (Age ~ 85 years)
    +6. William SPURRELL,   c. 18 Aug 1822, Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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,   d. 12 Aug 1895, Tavistock Reg Dist, 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  (Age ~ 72 years)
    +7. Richard SPURRELL,   c. 3 Oct 1824, Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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,   d. Mar Q 1898, Plymouth Reg Dist, 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  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 4 May 2013 
    Family ID F5014  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBaptised - Jun 1779 - St. Leonard’s Church, Sheepstor, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Mar 1804 - Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Elizabeth SPURRELL - 24 Feb 1805 - St. Mary’s Church, Sampford Spiney, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Mary SPURRELL - 1807 - Sheepstor, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Apr 1811 - St. Constantine’s Church, Milton Abbot, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Samuel SPURRELL - 15 Mar 1812 - Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Philippa SPURRELL - 31 Oct 1813 - Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - John SPURRELL - 26 Nov 1815 - Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Andrew SPURRELL - 31 May 1818 - Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Thomas SPURRELL - 18 Jun 1820 - Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - William SPURRELL - 18 Aug 1822 - Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Richard SPURRELL - 3 Oct 1824 - Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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