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John JURY

John JURY

Male Abt 1771 - 1845  (~ 74 years)    Has 6 ancestors and 278 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name John JURY 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1771  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 
    • About 1871 based on his being shown as aged 69 in the 1841 census. All the other over 15s on the page have their age rounded to multiples of 5. Was this a slip of the pen and should be 60? - it doesn't look like it. Did the ennumerator mis-read a slip of the pen by Margaret or her husband providing the household details? - who can say.
      Both burial register and death registration gives an age of 77, suggesting he was born in 1767-8.
      Born Devon according to the 1841 census - though this also shows his son-in-law (living in the same house) as born Devon, while the 1861 and 1871 censuses show him as born Cornwall!

      John and Susanna clearly named their 2nd son after her father - giving his both Christian and surname as Christian names. Their second daughter appears to be named after Susanna's mother. It seems probable, therefore, that 1st son and 1st daughter were named after John's parents. A likely looking baptism could then be in Lewtrenchard in 1775; however, a John and Jane had a son Richard baptised in Lewtrenchard in 1815 - that John could well be the son of Richard and Mary baptised in 1775 and if so would rule out this one.

      However, another John, also son of a Richard and Mary, was baptised in Virginstow in 1775. I think he was probably the John who had a couple of children baptised in Lewtrenchard, but ...
      ** there is a real possibility I have switched 2 Johns, both baptised in 1775 **
      I have added the other John and his (or my John's) ancestry.
    Baptised 1775  St. Peter’s Church, Lewtrenchard, 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 
    Gender Male 
    Civic duty Manor Court Juror 
    1812  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 
    • Mike Brown (of Dartmoor Press) has recorded the names of the 13 Meavy Manor Court Jurors for the years 1811-1820. Whilst there is a lot of continuity from year to year, John Jury appears just once, in 1812.In 1810 a child of John's was Baptised in Whitchurch, in Jan 1816 in Buckland Monachorum, so John's period living in Meavy appears to have been short, but as he had a daughter baptised there in 1814 as well as in 1812, it would appear he could have been a juror for another year.
      The sort of matters the court dealt with can be seen from the examples for Meavy Village, also recorded by Mike Brown (see Meavy2- Meavy Village on the webpage linked to).I don't know how the Jurors were chosen, but John's wife's uncle, Bartholomew Mattacott, was a juror in all 10 years; perhaps he suggested John when the family moved to the parish.
    Also known as John JEWRY 
    Occupation Farmer 
    1814  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 
    • At the time his daughter Susanna was baptised (the baptisms of his children before this one contain no indication of father's occupation).
      Although just the one reference to John as a Farmer while all others show 'labourer' could suggest an error, I think it more likely he was a farmer who in difficult economic times could no longer continue as such. The fact he married a yeoman's daughter, and his step-father-in-law was also a farmer suggests he too may have started life at this level.
    Occupation Labourer 
    From 1818 to 1841 
    • At time of son James' baptism (1818), on son John's marr cert (1839) and in the 1841 census.
    Residence 1841  Tuckermarsh Quay, Beerferris, 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 
    • At the time of the census John was with his daughter Margaret and her husband
    Died Cause: Debility from age 
    6 Jun 1845  Horrabridge, 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 
    • Alive at the time of the 1841 census - with his dau Margaret in Beer Ferrers.
      Not with Margaret (who was still in Beer Ferrers) in 1851, but not buried Beer Ferrers (checking the register transcripts for 1837-1850 and 1851-1861.
      Could have gone to be looked after by another child, or died in the workhouse, or have died Beer Ferrers but been buried elsewhere (e.g. with his wife in Whitchurch). The burial register shows his abode as Buckland Monachorum, suggesting he was no longer living with his daughter Margaret, and his death certificate confirms he died in that part of Horrabridge which was in Buckland Monachorum parish.

      GRO ref: Jury, John q2 1845 Tavistock RD 9 308; GRO online index shows age at death as 77

      His death certificate gives the same age as the burial register, making him older than the census suggests, but it does say "about" suggesting the informant, one James Willcocks, wasn't quite sure.
      So who was James Willcocks? - this must have been John's son-in-law of that name, married to his daughter Mary. Mary and her family were living in Meavy at the time of the 1841 census, but were in Horrabridge by the time of the 1851 census. Presumably John had moved from living with his daughter Margaret in Bere Ferris to living with Mary in Horrabridge at some point between the 1841 census and his death.  

      Although spelt Jewry in the burial register the "matching" death registration has Jury, which seemed to become the regular spelling (for my line at least) during the C19th.
    Buried 9 Jun 1845  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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 29 Sep 2012):
      John Jewry, abode: Buckland Monachorum, buried: June 9th., aged 77, ceremony performed by P. Sleeman, Vicar
    Person ID I1074  All | Teresa's direct ancestors
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2020 

    Father Richard JORY,   bap. 1742, St. Mary’s Church, Black Torrington, 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. 26 May 1783, St. George’s Church, Thrushelton, 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 ~ 41 years) 
    Mother Mary DOWN,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1772  St. George’s Church, Thrushelton, 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 3 children 
    Family ID F650    |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah DYER,   b. Abt 1784, 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,   d. Abt Jan 1821, 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 ~ 37 years) 
    Banns of marriage 4 Mar 1804 to 18 Mar 1804  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 
    • From PR (seen image) 'John Jury of this Parish and Susanna Dyer of this Parish'
    Married 21 Mar 1804  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 
    Children 8 children 
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F833    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1771 - 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 - 1775 - St. Peter’s Church, Lewtrenchard, 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 MapsBanns of marriage - 4 Mar 1804 to 18 Mar 1804 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Mar 1804 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Richard JURY - 16 Oct 1804 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Mary JURY - 21 Aug 1808 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Margaret JURY - 20 May 1810 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsCivic duty - Manor Court Juror - 1812 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Elizabeth JURY - 11 Oct 1812 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1814 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Susannah JURY - 20 Feb 1814 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - John JURY - Abt 1815 - Horrabridge, 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 MapsResidence - 1841 - Tuckermarsh Quay, Beerferris, 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 - 9 Jun 1845 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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  • BMD certificates
    Death certificate of John Jury (b c 1771)
    Death certificate of John Jury (b c 1771)