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Oliver PALMER

Oliver PALMER

Male Abt 1780 - 1812  (~ 32 years)    Has no ancestors but 14 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Oliver PALMER 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1780 
    • Date from age recorded when he died.
      His place of settlement was clearly Lamerton, as that is where his widow and two daughters were removed to following his death.
      However, that does not necessarily mean he was born there
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1812  The Village, 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 
    Cause: Manslaughter - Killed with a potato axe by his brother-in-law, John Justham 
    • Date from gravestone. Place from coroner's report description - described there as "Buckland Monachorum Church town".
    Buried 18 May 1812  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 
    • Gravestone shows that he was "unfortunately slain" at the age of 31.
      Who erected this? Given that his wife was removed to her legal place of settlement soon after his death it seems unlikely she could afford it; maybe it was his parents. What does "slain" mean? It sounds to me like it means a deliberate killing, but this may not be right. Admittedly longer before Oliver's death than we are now after it, I have read of a burial recorded as "a poore boy slain wth a fall from a cart" (Chislet, Kent on 5 Aug 1586) so it may be that it could refer to an accident. 

      The burial register records "May 18 Oliver Palmer 31 Wilfully murderd with a potatoe ax by his Brother in Law Jno. Jetsome a Lad 17 years of age" (seen PR image on microfiche in Tavistock Library, 13 May 2013)
    The grave of Oliver Palmer and his infant daughter Dinah
    The position of the grave of Oliver Palmer and his infant daughter Dinah
    Person ID I10829  All
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2022 

    Family Prudence JUSTHAM,   bap. 12 Sep 1785, 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,   d. Mar Q 1853, Plympton 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  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Other Partners: [ - ? - ]  m. Between 1812 and 1818;   William SMALE  m. 23 Sep 1821;   Richard Fox CORNISH  m. 10 Nov 1839 
    Married 11 Sep 1807  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  [1
    Children 3 children 
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F5050  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Sep 1807 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Prudence PALMER - 25 Dec 1809 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Grace Sophia PALMER - 1 Mar 1812 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Manslaughter - Killed with a potato axe by his brother-in-law, John Justham - 17 May 1812 - The Village, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 May 1812 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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  • Sources 
    1. [S198] Buckland Monachorum - St. Andrew’s Church - m/f images, St. Andrew’s Church (Buckland Monachorum, Devon), Marriage of Prudence Justham; DE/REG/57873/1-18 (Reliability: 3), 26 Aug 2013.
      Oliver Palmer of this Parish Bachelor
      and Prudence Jetsham of this Parish Spinster were
      Married in this Church by Banns
      this eleventh Day of September in the Year One Thousand Seven
      Eight
      hundred and seven by me Rd. Reed, Curate.

      This Marriage was solemnized between us{The Mark X of Oliver Palmer
      {The Mark --- of Prudence Jetsham


      In the Presence of{ James Hawkins
      { Mark Tucker

      No. 2.