John LAVERS

Male Abt 1724 - 1781  (~ 57 years)    Has 6 ancestors and 386 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name John LAVERS 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1724  Slapton, 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 
    • (assumed from baptism)
    Baptised 25 Jan 1723/24  St. James’ Church, Slapton, 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 
    • If my ancestor John was the son of Richard and Elizabeth
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Baptism 30 Jan 1727/28  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, 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
    Occupation Woolcomber 
    From 1752 to 1758  Blackawton, 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 
    • This was probably John's occupation all his working life, but the first record I have of it is when his first daughter Sarah was baptised in 1752, and the only other in 1758.
      On 11 July 1758 a John Lavers, woolcomber of Blackawton, paid the tax due on the indenture of an apprentice, Thomas Frand. I understand the tax was not always paid at the start of the apprenticeship, but I can't find the baptism of a Thomas Frand who could have been the apprentice, in Blackawton or nearby. The closest was a Thomas Friend baptised in Halwell in 1752. Whilst pauper apprentices might start at 7, fourteen was the usual age for others. Maybe although his family could afford to place him practical reasons meant he became an apprentice at a younger age, or maybe he was baptised older than usual and the priest forgot to note it.
      Or maybe it was a different Thomas. Although there seem to have been few if any Prebyterians or other non-C of E in Blackawton, there were quite a number in Dartmouth at this time. Perhaps Thomas was from one of those families.
    Died Jan 1781  Blackawton, 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 
    • (assumed from burial)
    Buried 8 Jan 1781  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, 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
    • Was the burial this John? Can't be sure, could be his father
    Person ID I50  Teresa's tree | Teresa's direct ancestor
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2018 

    Father Richard LAVERS,   b. Abt 1686, Slapton, 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 
    Mother Elizabeth HYNE,   b. 23 Aug 1696,   d. Abt Nov 1740, Slapton, 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 44 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1717/18  St. James’ Church, Slapton, 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 17 Nov 2015)
      "Richard Lavers Jun: and Elizabeth Hyne were marryed March 10th." - under heading 'Marriages in 1718'
    Children 9 children 
    Family ID F5577  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

    Father John LAVERS,   b. Est 1702,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth,   bur. St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, 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 Est 1727 
    • ** Please note: I am only guessing that this couple might be the parents of my ancestor John, and hence my 7 x gt grandparents **

      Estimate of date based on date of baptism of first known child, 1728
    Children 6 children 
    Family ID F28  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah PROUT,   b. Abt 1723, Slapton, 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 
    Married 30 May 1751  St. Leonard’s Church, Halwell, 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. Sarah LAVERS,   b. 1752,   bur. 20 Dec 1752, St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, 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 ~ 0 years)
    +2. Sarah LAVERS,   b. 1757, Blackawton, 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. 19 Oct 1839, Woodford, Blackawton, 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 82 years)
    +3. Anne LAVERS,   c. 23 Jan 1762, St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, 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
     4. Mary LAVERS,   c. 23 Jan 1762, St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, 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
    +5. Richard LAVERS,   b. Abt 1757,   bur. 7 Oct 1834, St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, 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 2014 
    Family ID F27  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1724 - Slapton, 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 MapsBaptised - 25 Jan 1723/24 - St. James’ Church, Slapton, 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 MapsAlt. Baptism - 30 Jan 1727/28 - St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, 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 - 30 May 1751 - St. Leonard’s Church, Halwell, 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 MapsOccupation - Woolcomber - From 1752 to 1758 - Blackawton, 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 - Sarah LAVERS - 1757 - Blackawton, 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 - Anne LAVERS - 23 Jan 1762 - St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, 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 - Mary LAVERS - 23 Jan 1762 - St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, 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 MapsDied - Jan 1781 - Blackawton, 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 MapsBuried - 8 Jan 1781 - St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, 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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    1. [S199] Devon County Council micofiche of baptism, marriage and burial registers., St. Michael’s Church (Blackawton, Devon), Baptism of John LAVERS 1727/28; DE/REG/57869/1-16 m/f 5 (Reliability: 3).
      "John Son of John Lavers & Elizabeth Bapt. Jan. 30" (entry under heading '1727')
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    2. [S199] Devon County Council micofiche of baptism, marriage and burial registers., St. Michael’s Church (Blackawton, Devon), Burial of John LAVERS 1781; DE/REG/57869/1-16 m/f 9 (Reliability: 3).
      "January 8th was buried John Lavers" (under heading '1781')
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