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Sarah LAVERS

Sarah LAVERS

Female 1757 - 1839  (82 years)    Has 29 ancestors and 374 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Sarah LAVERS 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 1757  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 
    Baptised 5 Sep 1757  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 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Oct 1839  Woodford, 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 
    • Died of "old age" (aged 82). Her death was registered by Grace Heath (who made her mark), of Masons Wipe, Woodford, who was present at the death. The registrar was her son-in-law William Bartlett Hambling. 

      GRO ref: q4 1839 Kingsbridge RD 9 207
    Death certificate for Sarah Lavers
    Death certificate for Sarah Lavers
    Buried 23 Oct 1839  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 
    • burial register shows of Woodford, aged 82
    The grave of James and Sarah Baker
    The grave of James and Sarah Baker
    My 5 x great grandparents, James Baker and his wife Sarah Baker nee Lavers
    Plot: A22
    Notes 
    • Sarah Lavers was described as spinster at time of her marriage to James so I assume Susan (mentioned in James' will) was illegitimate.

      Was Grace Heath who registered Sarah's death a relation? - she was about the same age as her first dau Grace but I think it unlikely they had 2 daus called Grace alive at the same time, and Grace no. 2 was married to William Pitts. In 1841 I think this Grace Heath was no longer at Woodford but at Lower Wadstray (separate household in the same house as Grace Pitts and family?). Not only is the name right but her husband (assumed relationship) was a mason; in 1839 Grace Heath gives her residence as "Masons Wipe" at Woodford.
    Person ID I49  All | Teresa's direct ancestors
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2017 

    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

    Children
     1. Susan LAVERS,   bap. 9 Feb 1779, 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,   d. Aft 1836  (Age ~ 57 years)
     
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F592    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 James BAKER,   b. Abt 1753, 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. 15 Dec 1837, Woodford, 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 ~ 84 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1779  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
    • by banns, both of this parish, both signed, witnessed by Bart.
      Harvey and Wm. Cornish
    Children 5 children 
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F26    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1757 - 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 MapsBaptised - 5 Sep 1757 - 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 bapt - Susan LAVERS - 9 Feb 1779 - 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 MapsMarried - 15 Dec 1779 - 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 bapt - Sarah BAKER - 7 Feb 1784 - 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 - Grace BAKER - 1786 - 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 - Grace BAKER - 1788 - 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 BAKER - Abt 1794 - 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 MapsDied - 19 Oct 1839 - Woodford, 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 - 23 Oct 1839 - 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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  • Wills (transcripts)
    The will of James Baker (c 1754 - 1837)
    The will of Sarah's husband, James Baker
    Sarah was left everything that James had at the time of his death for the remainder of her life.

  • Sources 
    1. [S199] Blackawton - St Michaels Church - m/f images, St. Michael’s Church (Blackawton, Devon), Marriage of James BAKER and Sarah LAVERS 1779; DE/REG/57869/1-16 m/f 10 (Reliability: 3).
      "Banns of Marriage between James Baker and Sarah Lavers were published on the 17th the 24th & the 31st Days of October 1779 by me Thoms Adams Vicar
      No 173
      The said James Baker of this Parish Blacksmith and the said Sarah Lavers of this Parish Spinster were Married in this Church by Banns this Fifteenth Day of December in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine by me Thoms. Adams Vicar.
         This Marriage was solemnized between Us      { James Baker
      { Sarah Lavers
        In the Presence of   { Bartw Harvey
      { Wm Cornish"
      (Although Thomas Hyne, probably Parish Clerk, was not a witness he still was to most at this time)