Nicholas ABBOTT

Male 1718 - 1761  (~ 43 years)    Has 2 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.


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  • Name Nicholas ABBOTT 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Baptised 24 Jun 1718  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  [1
    Gender Male 
    Buried 10 Nov 1761  St. Andrew’s Church, Buckland Monachorum, 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  [2
    Person ID I15350  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2014 

    Father Nicholas ABBOTT,   bur. 11 Dec 1753, St. Andrew’s Church, Buckland Monachorum, 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 
    Mother Elizabeth COLLINS,   b. Est 1675, (probably), 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. Abt Jan 1755, Buckland Monachorum, 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 ~ 80 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1713  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):
      "Nickolas Abot was maried to Elizabeth Jutsham April the 20 1713"

      ** Please note, I am not certain that it was this Elizabeth who married Nicholas Abbott **
      I had no evidence that it was this Elizabeth Jutsham; another was married to Lewis Justham who probably died in 1710, so she too could have been marrying in 1713. Strangely, she too was an Elizabeth Collins, at least at the time of her marriage to Lewis.

      I do now think that I have some other circumstantial evidence. Stephen, son of Stephen Juthsam and Elizabeth, moved from Buckland Monachorum to Stoke Dameral c. 1740, with his young family. Stephen and Thomasina had 2 more children before both died in 1747, leaving (so far as I know, I could be missing burials) 6 children aged just 1 to 15. So far I know nothing of what happened to the 3 older children, aged 12-15, but do know something of what happened to 3 younger. John, aged about 10 at the time of his parents death married some 14 years later in Falmouth, so it seems reasonable to suppose he became a mariner. What happened in those intervening years, whether he found employment on the sea at age 10, or whether he returned to Buckland Monachorum, I know not.
      His 2 surviving younger sisters did both return to Buckland Monachorum. This may have been because this was where they had a right of settlement and it would have fallen to the Overseers of the Poor of Buckland Monachorum to take care of them, 8 year old Elizabeth and 1 year old Grace, or it may have been because there were relations there who could provide for them. On their maternal side their grandmother had died some years earlier and their grandfather died a month after their mother. However, on their paternal side while their grandfather had died young a couple I believe were probably their grandmother and step-grandfather were living in Buckland Monachorum. If I am right about this couple, then they also had a half aunt and uncle living there, John and Prudence Abbott. I did wonder if Elizabeth had been removed to Buckland Monachorum on becoming pregnant, since an illegitimate child had as the place it was entitled to settle the place where it was born, but as Elizabeth and her sister Grace were young enough to have needed the support of overseers or family when their parents died I suspect they moved to Buckland at an earlier date.
      Not perhaps in the order one might expect, Elizabeth's son Richard Pike JUSTHAM does seem to have named his daughters after people important in his life. The first appears to have been named after someone in his step-father's family, the 2nd, Grace, may well have been after his mother's sister, the one who also returned to Buckland with her. Before he gave the name of the first, who had died, to the fourth and then gave the name of his mother and mother-in-law, Elizabeth, to his fifth daughter he named one Prudence. Does this indicate that his half great-aunt (by marriage) Prudence ABBOTT was important in his life? I suspect it does, and was the reason he used this name. Of his other three daughters he eventually named one after his wife, and gave another the name Elizabeth, the first with the name having died. That only leaves Nann with no clear reason for the use of the name, but being a variant of Ann he may have used it for the same reason, both Anns having died. This use of names of people who must have been important to him means that I think we should expect to see a Prudence in his life, and so his great aunt makes sense as this person.
      With his own mother aged only about 17 when he was born Prudence, probably in her 30s, may have been a more stable motherly figure. She lived until Richard was 30, so there was plenty of time for her to be influential in his life - in fact, she was still alive when he named a daughter Prudence, so she may have been one of his daughter'sa godmothers.
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F4999    |  Family Chart

    Family Johanna,   bur. 9 Mar 1760, St. Andrew’s Church, Buckland Monachorum, 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 
    Children
     1. John ABBOTT,   c. 10 Apr 1759, St. Andrew’s Church, Buckland Monachorum, 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
     
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2014 
    Family ID F6401    |  Family Chart

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    1. [S268] Milton Abbot - Parish Registers (FMP), St. Constantine’s Church (Milton Abbot, Devon), (brightsolid online publishing ltd. findmypast.com.), Baptism of Nicholas and Alice ABBOTT; accessed 10 Apr 2014 (Reliability: 3).
      "Nicholas the Son and Alice the Daughter of Nicholas
      [squeezed between the 2 main lines of the entry] of the Parish of Buckland Monachorum
      Abbott and Elizabeth his Wife were Baptiz'd June 24th." - under heading '1718'
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    2. [S273] Buckland Monachorum (Dartmoor Press), Mike Brown, (Plymouth: Dartmoor Press, n.d.), Burial of Nicholas ABBOTT (Reliability: 3), 10 Apr 2014.
      Only other entry for a Nicholas is the burial of his father, so I believe the burial to be this Nicholas (father and son burials cannot be the other way around as wife / mother Elizabeth was a widow when she died between them)
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