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John VOGWELL

John VOGWELL

Male Abt 1783 - 1866  (~ 83 years)    Has 6 ancestors and 33 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name John VOGWELL 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1783  Widecombe in the Moor, 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 
    • Shown as Withecombe on the 1851 census, age given as 67; clarified as Widecombe in the Moor in 1861, when age given as 77.
    Baptised 25 Nov 1783  St. Pancras’ Church, Widecombe in the Moor, 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 IGI and DP CD; agree
      John Vogwill, son of George and Elizabeth
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer 
    1813  Stone, Whitchurch, 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 
    • I believe he would have been the John Vogwill mentioned as having tenure of Stone when it, and other land, including Lower Grimstone, which John was later to farm, were being sold.
    Bequest Left 2/6 by his father 
    28 Jan 1827 
    • In his will George Vogwell left 2/6 to each of his children living at the time of his death, to be paid to them a year after his death.
      For my comments on this see the page with my transcription of the will.
    The will of George Vogwell (1751 - 1826)
    The will of George Vogwell (1751 - 1826)
    (a 5 x great grandfather of mine)
    Occupation Farmer 
    1841  North Godsworthy, Peter Tavy, 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 
    • Had 2 sons living at home, the elder (John) also recorded as a farmer but his younger (George) as an ag lab. Possibly the family farm wasn't large enough to provide work for all, and George had to work for a larger farmer.

      Probably left North Godsworthy at Lady Day (25th March) 1850, as in advert of his and his son John's farm appeared in the Western Times in 1849, with the farms to be let "from Lady-Day next"
    Occupation Farm work 
    From 1851 to 1861  Lower Grimstone Farm, Lower Grimstone, Whitchurch, 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 
    • "Lab on Farm" - Indoor work (according to 1851 census), "Works on Farm" in 1861.
      He was living with son John and John's family at the time of both the 1851 and 1861 census, and his work was probably on their farm.
    Died 1866  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 
    • FreeBMD index (viewed 2 8 2011) q1 1866 Tavistock 5 322 aged 82
    Notes 
    • "The Book of Peter Tavy with Cudlipptown" states (p51) "John Vogwill came to Peter Tavy from Widecombe-in-the-Moor at the time of his first marriage to Joan Dobson, c. 1805". I'm not sure that this is right - and not just because his marriage was in 1808. Whilst it is true that he was he was baptised in Widecombe, as his two older brothers had been, his 6 younger siblings, baptised between 1785 and 1797 were all baptised in Whitchurch, so it would appear his parents, probably with their 3 Widecombe-born sons, had moved to Whitchurch when John was in in his infancy (although it was not unknown for children to be brought up by grandparents or other family members). In addition, his paternal grandparents were both buried in Whitchurch in the later 1780s, whilst his homonymous uncle John Vogwell may have moved sooner, being married in Walkhampton in 1780, and subsequently living in Whitchurch. Another uncle, William Vogwell, did stay in Widecombe longer but subsequently moved in the other direction, to Christow. The large number of Hannafords in Widecombe, in particular the baptism of no less than 6 Elizabeths and a Betsy during the time period when his mother could have been born, means I have not yet tried to explore this side of the family and so don't know what close Hannaford relations may have remained in Widecombe.    

      living with his son and family in Whitchurch, 1851
    Person ID I1050  All
    Last Modified 27 May 2014 

    Father George VOGWELL,   b. Abt 1752, Widecombe in the Moor, 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 Jan 1826, 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  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth HANNAFORD,   bap. 4 Jan 1748/49, St. Pancras’ Church, Widecombe in the Moor, 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. 2 Dec 1800, St. Andrew’s Church, Whitchurch, 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 ~ 51 years) 
    Banns of marriage From 16 Jan 1780 to 6 Feb 1780  St. Pancras’ Church, Widecombe in the Moor, 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 7 Feb 1780  St. Pancras’ Church, Widecombe in the Moor, 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 the PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 10 Jun 2019)
      Shows George Vogwell married Elizabeth Hannaford, both otp, married by Banns, both made their mark as also did witness William Vogwell. The other witness was Nathaniel Tremill, who was witness to most marriages in Widecombe at this time and almost certainly Parish Clerk. (William was probably George's brother though could have been his father. Siblings or other young people were more often witnesses than parents)
    Children 9 children 
    Family ID F807    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joan DOBSON,   d. 1818 
    Married 12 Apr 1808  St. Peter’s Church, Peter Tavy, 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 4 children 
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F814    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Patience MARTIN,   d. Bef 1835 
    Married 28 Mar 1820  St. Peter’s Church, Peter Tavy, 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 4 May 2013 
    Family ID F825    |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Catherine GALE,   b. Abt 1793, 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. Between 1841 and 1851  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1835  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 DFHS index on FMP, not seen PR entry
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F826    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1783 - Widecombe in the Moor, 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 Nov 1783 - St. Pancras’ Church, Widecombe in the Moor, 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 - 12 Apr 1808 - St. Peter’s Church, Peter Tavy, 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 VOGWELL - Abt 1809 - Peter Tavy, 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 VOGWELL - 24 Apr 1811 - St. Peter’s Church, Peter Tavy, 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 - John VOGWELL - Abt 1813 - Peter Tavy, 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 - George VOGWELL - 1815 - Peter Tavy, 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 - 28 Mar 1820 - St. Peter’s Church, Peter Tavy, 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 - 9 Jun 1835 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1841 - North Godsworthy, Peter Tavy, 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 - Farm work - From 1851 to 1861 - Lower Grimstone Farm, Lower Grimstone, Whitchurch, 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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