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Richard LAVERS

Richard LAVERS

Male Abt 1757 - 1834  (~ 77 years)    Has 25 ancestors and 8 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Richard LAVERS 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1757 
    • From age given in burial register

      ** I am not certain that Richard was the son of John and Sarah - see research notes at the bottom of this page **
    Gender Male 
    Buried 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 
    • From DFHS index of PR entries - on Totnes Deanery CD; age given as 77
    Notes 
    • (Research):Who was Richard?

      Burial suggests born about 1757
      No baptism found in Blackawton - I have browsed the images on FMP from Jan 1750/51 to Feb 1764
      Although a Richard was baptised in 1766 there is another burial that fits with him. That Richard's parents were Robert and Susanna, the only other Lavers couple who were clearly have been having children at the same time as John and Sarah in Blackawton, suggesting that this Richard wasn't theirs and was likely to have been John and Sarah's. (But some couples had just the one child, or just one in a given parish, so it could be that he was someone else's)
      John and Sarah also had gaps between their known children during which Richard could have been born, close to 1757.
    Person ID I12254  All
    Last Modified 21 May 2020 

    Father John LAVERS,   b. 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,   d. 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  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Mother 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP)
      "John Lavers of East Allington & Sarah Prout of Halwell Married 30th. May, by Banns"Although of East Allington and Halwell Parishes at the time of their marriage I think both John and Sarah were baptised in Slapton; they were probably living in East Allington and Halwell for work. Although both surnames were reasonably common in the area there was only one Lavers baptism in East Allington between 1700 - 1753 (in 1702; from the South Hams website index) and Prouts were similarly lacking in Halwell (the marriage was the only Pro*t CMB event in Halwell, for a birth 1704-1744, according to the FMP index, as at 21 May 2020). The Slapton baptisms seem the only likely ones, assuming the events were in a parish whose records survive, and both being from the same parish could explain how they knew each other. That said, whilst simply putting Halwell and Slapton into Google maps suggests they are 7 miles apart, and East Allington and Slapton 5 miles apart, there is no readily available infomation as to where the families lived in Slapton (if any survives at all) and there is unlikely to be anything to tell us whereabouts John and Sarah were in East Allington and Halwell. Looking at a map of the parish boundaries shows that the detached part of Halwell parish (as it was then - now part of Blackawton parish as the boundaries have been rationalised) has a significant length of boundary shared with East Allington and another section with Slapton. All 3 meet at one point. It is quite possible that John and Sarah lived near each other after moving from Slapton, and neither may have gone far from home at all.
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F27    |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth LASKEY,   bap. 7 Oct 1762, All Saints’ Church, Moreleigh, 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. 14 Apr 1831, 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 ~ 68 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1789  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
    • From DFHS index of PR entries - on Totnes Deanery CD

      Confusingly, one Richard Lavers married an Elizabeth in Blackawton in 1788, and another married an Elizabeth in 1789; both then had children born in Blackawton and were both buried in Blackawton in 1834!

      One Richard appears to be the son of Robert; I don't know the identity of "the other" but I am guessing he might be the son of Robert's brother John. But he could well have been a distant (or close) cousin from another parish.
      From the age given in the burial register entries of the 2 Richards, this, "the other" Richard was the older, born c. 1757.

      I am now fairly confidant that Richard the son of Robert marr Elizabeth Granville. At first it seemed probable that Robert, the son of one of the Richards, was probably the grandson of Robert, and as he gave the name Granville as a middle name to one of his children it seems clear his mother was the Elizabeth nee Granville. Now I have also found that Robert senr's brother Bartholomew mentions Richard's son Robert in his will as "of Devonport" which ties in with what I know of Robert junr and confirms he was the grandson of Robert senr.

      That leave this "other" Richard as the one who married Elizabeth Laskey.

      From the age given in the burial register entries of the 2 Elizabeths, one was born c. 1753/4, the other c. 1759/60.
      Both could have married either Richard but it seems most likely that the older Elizabeth married the older Richard - else there would have been an age difference of c. 12 or 13 years between one couple - with Elizabeth being older.
      But if the Elizabeth Laskey was the one baptised in Moreleigh then it would seem she was the younger. And with a child baptised 1807 she is unlikely to have been born as early as 1753/4.

      Children of this marriage
      I am guessing each Richard name a son after his father and then one after himself. The daughters with a middle name Laskey are surely Elizabeth Laskey's daughters, so that leaves George and William. Bartholomew, a brother of Richard-the-son-of-Robert, metions his brother Robert's sons (alive in 1844) as Robert, Richard and George.
      That just leaves William!
      If Elizabeth Granville was born 1753/4 it would be quite likely she would not have had children after 1794, while it would be unlikely that Elizabeth Laskey would have had children in 1789 and 1791, then no more till 1800, so I have  guessed William was the son of Elizabeth Laskey.
    Children 5 children 
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F5450    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to hide
    Link to Google MapsChild born - John LAVERS - 1789 - 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 - 11 Jan 1789 - 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 born - Richard LAVERS - Abt 1791 - 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 - William LAVERS - Abt 1797 - 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 - Elizabeth Laskey LAVERS - Abt 1800 - 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 - Mary Laskey LAVERS - Abt 1807 - 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 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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  • Sources 
    1. [S199] Blackawton - St Michaels Church - m/f images, St. Michael’s Church (Blackawton, Devon), Marriage of Richard LAVERS and Elizabeth LASKEY 1789; DE/REG/57869/1-16 m/f 10 (Reliability: 3).
      "Banns of Marriage between Richard Lavers & Elizabeth Laskey were published on the 21st & the 28th Days of December 1788 & the 4th Day of January 1789 by me Thoms. Adams Vicar
      No 244
      The Said Richard Lavers of this Parish Husbandman and the Said Elizabeth Laskey of this Parish Spinster were Married in this Church by Banns this Eleventh Day of January in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Nine by me Thoms. Adams Vicar.
         This Marriage was solemnized between Us      { The mark of + Richard Lavers
      { The mark of + Elizabeth Laskey
        In the Presence of   { Joseph Roberts
      { Thomas Hyne"
      (Thomas Hyne was a witness at most marriages at this time and was probably Parish Clerk)