Ann BASTARD

Female 1755 - 1757  (~ 2 years)    Has 298 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Ann BASTARD 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 25 May 2016)
      "Ann Daughter of James Bastard Baptisd. Janry 1" - under heading '1755'
    Gender Female 
    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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 2 June 2016)
      "November 4th: Ann Bastard" - under heading '1757'
      Nothing to indicate it was this Ann, no parent named, age or indication a child, but given the parish as well as the age this Ann would have been (i.e. at a high risk), I think it probably was the burial of this Ann. Also, I haven't come across another Ann in Exeter whose burial it could be.
    Person ID I21645  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father James BASTARD,   c. 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,   bur. 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  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Mrs. Ann FOX,   c. 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,   bur. 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  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    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 
    • 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.
    Children 7 children 
    Family ID F8036  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart