Benjamin SPURRELL

Male 1763 - 1833  (~ 70 years)    Has 8 ancestors and 28 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Benjamin SPURRELL 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Baptised 20 Jan 1763  St. Peter’s Church, 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 29 Aug 2012):
      Benjamin the son of Thomas Spurrel & Mary his wife was baptiz'd January the 20th
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1833  Granby Street, Stoke Damerel, 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 
    • Abode at the time of his death.
    Died 2 Jun 1833 
    • Date from gravestone, as recorded on PWDRO website - has low quality (i.e. mostly unreadable) pictures of the stone.
      The stone is to Benjamin, his daughter Eleanor Thomas, his wife Eleanor and a John Thomas, probably step-son of his daughter. Although Benjamin and his wife died before their daughter she is listed first - I guess her husband John had the stone erected after her death.

      Benjamin is shown as Benjamin Spurrell, died 2 June 1833, aged 71.
    Buried 6 Jun 1833  The Parish Church, Stoke Damerel, 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 29 Aug 2012):
      Benjamin Spurell, abode: Granby Street, buried 6th [June 1833], age: yrs 71; ceremony performed by W J St. Aubyn Rector
    Will 6 Jul 1833 
    • In TNA catalogue:
      Will of Benjamin Spurrell, Superannuated Rope Layer from His Majesty's Dock Yard of Devonport , Devon
      (available from documents online)
    Notes 
    • The age at death suggests the rope layer who died in Stoke Damerel was Benjamin, the son of Thomas and Mary.
      But there was also a Benjamin who married in Yealmpton in 1782 (to one Mary Cornish) - where this one married in 1793.

      Was it the first marriage of this Benjamin? There was a Benjamin who was born c 1782 who subsequently lived and died (or was at least buried) in Yealmpton - it would seem likely he was the son of Benjamin and Mary. This Benjamin died in 1832 which would explain why he is not mentioned in the will of Benjamin senior, written in 1833, if he was his father. But why is there no mention of his children either? That does seem strange and suggest that maybe the 2 Yealmpton marriages of a Benjamin Spurrell are of different Benjamins.
      It would be sufficient of a coincidence, though, that I am inclined to think that they were the 2 marriages of one Benjamin, and that there was some other reason his son's children are omitted from the will. If Benjamin snr was for some years a widower between his marriages maybe his son's grandparents brought him up and provided well for him and his offspring.
    Person ID I10637  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2016 

    Father Thomas SPURRELL,   b. 1718, 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. Jun 1772, 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  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Mary CUDLIP,   b. Abt 1718, Bickleigh, nr Plymth, 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. Sep 1781, Bickleigh, nr Plymth, 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 ~ 63 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1741  St. Peter’s Church, 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 29 Aug 2012):
      Under 1741: "Thos. Spurrell and Mary Cudlip were married April 29th"
    Children 10 children 
    Family ID F4974    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary CORNISH,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Banns of marriage From 18 Aug 1782 to 8 Sep 1782  St. Bartholomew’s Church, Yealmpton, 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 
    • Shows both were of Yealmpton
    Married Abt 14 Sep 1782  St. Bartholomew’s Church, Yealmpton, 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 
    • Date an estimate based on dates of reading of banns, and since both were 'of Yealmpton' when the banns were read and the marriage was post-Hardwicke I'm assuming they married in Yealmpton.

      BUT - did they marry at all? - from the docs indexed here it appears there was a maintenance order in 1785 for Benjamin to maintain the illegitimate child of Mary Cornish.
    Children
    +1. Benjamin SPURRELL,   b. Abt 1782, (probably), Yealmpton, 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,   bur. 11 Sep 1832, St. Bartholomew’s Church, Yealmpton, 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 ~ 50 years)
     
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F5240    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eleanor HINES,   d. 16 Dec 1836 
    Banns of marriage From 27 Jan 1793 to 10 Feb 1793  St. Bartholomew’s Church, Yealmpton, 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 
    • Seen Banns register entry, between Benjamin Spurrell and Eleanor Hines, published by John Brooking Luscombe; no further info about Benjamin or Eleanor
    Married 12 Feb 1793  St. Bartholomew’s Church, Yealmpton, 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 DFHS index (on FMP, viewed 29 Aug 2012), not seen PR entry

      In 1814 an Eleanor Spurrell was a witness at the wedding of a Mary Ann Spurrell to Wm Lucas in Stoke Damerel - possibly Mary Ann was another dau of Benjamin (though not mentioned in his will - suggests if she was his dau she may have pre-deceased him). Far from unknown for a cousin to be a witness, though. (Eleanor did have a cousin Mary Ann who could have marr in 1814, though she was bapt in 1777 so older than average for 1st marr)
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F5042    |  Family Chart

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    The will of Benjamin Spurrell (c. 1763 - 1833)
    The will of Benjamin Spurrell (c. 1763 - 1833)
    (a 6 x great uncle of mine)