James BASTARD

Male 1732 - 1792  (~ 59 years)    Has 411 ancestors and 7 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name James BASTARD 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Baptised 28 Jun 1732  All Hallows on the Wall Church, Exeter, 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 1 Feb 2016)
      "James son of Sampson Bastard Baptizd June 28. 1732." - under heading 'Christnings. Anno. 1732.'
    Gender Male 
    Freeman 21 Feb 1761  Exeter, 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 
    • As apprentice of Matthew Wardole.
    Bequest 1771 
    Occupation Exeter, 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 
    Fuller 
    • From Exeter Freemen's book, shows he had been apprenticed to Matthew Wardole and his son William was appenticed to him.
    Died
    • James son of Sampson was living when his brother William wrote his will in 1766 (additional evidence that it was likely to be this James who married Ann Fox etc.)
    Buried 16 Jan 1792  Holy Trinity Church, Exeter, 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 May 2016)
      "James Bastard _ _ P _ _ _ [Jany:] 16th
      I'm not sure what the 'P' means. Usually in registers at this time it means Pauper, and exempt from paying the tax on register entries that was required from 1783 to 1794. I would not have expected this James to have been a pauper, though it is not impossible. However, in this Parish the initials F and H were also in use, and all continued after 1794, so P may well have had some other meaning. Sometimes initials like this can refer to burial grounds - H seems to refer to hospial, since it appears as soon as entries cease being shown as 'from the hospital' (the last such and the first H both being in Jan 1782). The first 'P' does not appear until 1786 so it was in the period of the tax, but few entries had it, a far smaller proportion than in most burial registers I have seen for this period.

      Being the same parish as that in which his wife had been buried in 1786 it does seem probable that it was the burial of this James, especially as I can find no other in Exeter that could be his.
    Person ID I20362  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father Sampson BASTARD, Gent.,   b. 9 Nov 1696,   bur. 1758, St. Olave’s Church, Exeter, 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 ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Anne BUSSELL,   b. Est 1700,   bur. 9 Feb 1758, St. Olave’s Church, Exeter, 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 ~ 58 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1721  St. Edmund King and Martyr’s Church, Kingsbridge, 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 Jan 2016)
      "Sampson Bastard & Anne Bussell were marryed (by Licence) August the 24th" - under heading 'the year 1721'
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F7899    |  Family Chart

    Family Mrs. Ann FOX,   c. 25 May 1729, St. Mary Steps Church, Exeter, 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. 15 Jan 1786, Holy Trinity Church, Exeter, 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 ~ 56 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1754  St. Mary Steps Church, Exeter, 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 25 May 2016)
      "January 13th. James Bastard of Allhallows & Ann Fox of St. Mary Steps were Marri^ed."
      The marriage is listed after those in 1753, and being January I assume it was in 1754. New registers were used from 1754, but perhaps the church didn't have one this early in the year. Alternatively, the entry may have been forgotten and squeezed in at the end of 1753 when it was actually at the start, but I think this is less likely. It is unfortunate that whilst all the entries for 1753 include the year this one does not!  
      Is the marriage of this James and are the children those of this James and Ann? I think the evidence is strong that they are, given the following:
      * Bastard was not the commonest of surnames, and it would seem the most likely James to marry there was the one baptised there, although another could have moved to the Ciy.
      * James was a younger son in a gentry family, and the baptism I believe to be that of his wife-to-be shows her family were gentry.
      * The names given to the children are probably the most convincing evidence - Rose and Sampson, not the commonest of names, Rose in particular being unusual, but the name of a sister and an aunt of James, as well as being the maiden name of his grandmother, while Sampson was the name of his father and a brother.
      * While I am not at the time of writing sure of what became of James, his brother William mentioned him (living) in a will written in 1766 so he was clearly still living at the time of the marriage.
    Children 7 children 
    Last Modified 29 May 2016 
    Family ID F8036    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jan 1754 - St. Mary Steps Church, Exeter, 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 MapsFreeman - 21 Feb 1761 - Exeter, 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 - James BASTARD - 31 May 1764 - St. Mary Major Church, Exeter, 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 - Sampson BASTARD - 2 Mar 1767 - St. Thomas’s Church, Exeter, 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 - Mary BASTARD - 9 Apr 1769 - St. Mary Major Church, Exeter, 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 - Fuller - - Exeter, 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 - 16 Jan 1792 - Holy Trinity Church, Exeter, 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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