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John SMITH

John SMITH

Male Abt 1717 - 1774  (~ 57 years)    Has 15 ancestors and 185 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name John SMITH 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1717  Charleton, 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 
    • (assumed from baptism)
    Baptised 15 Oct 1717  St. Mary’s Church, Charleton, 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
    Gender Male 
    Freeholder Leaseholder  [2
    From 1741 to 1761  Charleton, 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 
    • Being on the freeholders list meant that John was eligible to serve on a jury.  The qualification from 1692 until 1730 was to own freehold or copyhold land with an annual value of £10 or more, and then after 1730, tenants of land worth £20 per year held on long leases were also eligible. There were a few exceptions who were excluded, but this shows that John must have had a long lease of land worth £20 per year.

      Eligibility was restricted to men between the ages of 21 and 70; there is no John Smith in 1733 when the qualification had been widened, but this John would be too young to be eligible. A John Smith was present by 1741 when this John was aged about 24. He was then shown as a leaseholder. In 1751 he was shown as 'infirm', and no description was given for anyone in 1761. He is not on the 1771 list so may well have died between 1761 and 1771.

      From looking at the PRs I'm not aware of any other John Smiths in Charleton at this time who this could have been, though it is possible I have missed an uncle John (not all baptisms being legible at the time siblings of his father would have been born).
      The Devon Freeholders book of 1751 includes John Smith amongst the 7 men listed for 'Charlton' John Smith, 'infirm'.
      (one other was listed as infirm, 2 as freeholders and 3 as leaseholders)
      While it is surprising to see so young a man described as infirm, especially knowing that he went on to have another 6 children, up to 1760, he may just have been suffering some temporary ill health.

      Sixty one volumes of freeholders books survive, from 1711 to about 1816, but they have not all been transcribed, just one per decade; I may try to see others in the Record Office.
    Also known as John SMYTH 
    Died Jan 1774  Charleton, 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 
    • (Date and place shown assumed from burial)
      I did think John may have died between 1761 and 1771 as he was on the 1761 'freeholders' list but not the 1771 list.
      But I haven't found a burial for a John Smith in that interval, but have found the one below. The latter could be his son, but I think more likely this John.
      Maybe whatever the cause of the 'infirm' designation in 1751 had forced him to rertire.
    Buried 7 Jan 1774  St. Mary’s Church, Charleton, 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  [3
    Person ID I60  All | Teresa's direct ancestors
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2019 

    Father Nathaniel SMITH,   b. Abt 1683, Charleton, 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. 1764, Charleton, 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 ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Mary,   d. Apr 1744, Charleton, 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 2 children 
    Family ID F33    |  Family Chart

    Family Willimott SUMPTER,   b. 1720, Charleton, 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. Jun 1795, Charleton, 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 75 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1740  St. Mary’s Church, Charleton, 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  [4
    Children 15 children 
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F32    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1717 - Charleton, 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 - 15 Oct 1717 - St. Mary’s Church, Charleton, 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 SMITH - 1740 - Charleton, 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 - 8 Apr 1740 - St. Mary’s Church, Charleton, 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 MapsFreeholder - Leaseholder - From 1741 to 1761 - Charleton, 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 - Sarah SMITH - 1742 - Charleton, 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 - Nicholas SMITH - 1743 - Charleton, 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 - Nathaniel SMITH - 1745 - Charleton, 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 SMITH - 1746 - Charleton, 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 - Simon SMITH - 1747 - Charleton, 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 SMITH - 1748 - Charleton, 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 - Willimott SMITH - 1749 - Charleton, 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 - Walter SMITH - 1751 - Charleton, 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 - James SMITH - 1752 - Charleton, 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 - Thomas SMITH - 1753 - Charleton, 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 - George SMITH - 1754 - Charleton, 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 - Cecilia SMITH - 1755 - Charleton, 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 - Alexander SMITH - 1759 - Charleton, 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 - Alexander SMITH - 1760 - Charleton, 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 - Jan 1774 - Charleton, 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 Jan 1774 - St. Mary’s Church, Charleton, 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. [S210] Charleton - St. Mary’s Church - m/f images, St. Mary’s Church (Charleton, Devon), Baptism of John SMITH 1717; DE/REG/57867/1-8 m/f 2 (Reliability: 3).
      "John Son of Nathaniell & Mary Smith Baptized 8ober the 15" (under heading 'Baptisms for the year 1717')

    2. [S213] FODA: Devon Freeholders Books, Simon Dixon, editor, (http://www.foda.org.uk/freeholders/intro/introduction1.htm: n.d.), accessed 17 Nov 2013. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S210] Charleton - St. Mary’s Church - m/f images, St. Mary’s Church (Charleton, Devon), Burial of John SMITH 1774; DE/REG/57867/1-8 m/f 4 (Reliability: 3).
      "John Smith _ Janry. the 7th. _  Affidt. the 10th." (under heading '1774')

    4. [S210] Charleton - St. Mary’s Church - m/f images, St. Mary’s Church (Charleton, Devon), Marriage of John SMYTH to Wilmot SUMPTER 1740; DE/REG/57867/1-8 m/f 4 (Reliability: 3).
      "John Smyth & Wilmot Sumpter were marr - Apr. 8" (under heading '1740')