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John FORD

John FORD

Male Abt 1745 - 1802  (~ 57 years)    Has no ancestors but 58 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name John FORD 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1745 
    • From age given in burial register.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Cordwainer 
    • Shown when he married and in the banns register
    Died May 1802  Stoke Fleming, 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 burial)
    Buried 21 May 1802  St. Peter’s Church, Stoke Fleming, 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 Aug 2017)
      "John Ford ... May 21st. 57 Years"
      (Archive reference: 1342A/PR/1/5)
    Person ID I68  All | Teresa's direct ancestors
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2018 

    Family Susanna FORD,   b. Abt 1752, Stoke Fleming, 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. Sep 1822, Stoke Fleming, 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 ~ 70 years) 
    Banns of marriage 21 Apr 1771 to 5 May 1771  St. Peter’s Church, Stoke Fleming, 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
    Married 28 May 1771  St. Peter’s Church, Stoke Fleming, 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  [2
    • There were 2 couples called John and Susanna Ford having children baptised in Stoke Fleming at the same time.
      In 1768 miller John Ford married Susanna Ford of Ermington.
      In 1771 cordwainer John Ford married Susanna Ford 'otp'.

      They appear to have only had 4 children between them.
      In 1773 a Grace and a John Ford, both children of 'John and Susanna' were baptised. One child must have been a child of each but I don't know which.

      In 1775 a Susanna was baptised, with another in 1778. There was no burial of a Susanna in Stoke Fleming between the 2 dates so I think each couple had one. The 1778 PR entry shows that the father was John the miller, so presumably the Susanna baptised in 1775 was the daughter of John the cordwainer.

      My ancestor Susanna who was one of these was consistently shown as aged 66 at death on her death certificate, her gravestone and the burial register entry. It would appear, therefore, that she was the daughter of John the cordwainer.

      The 2 fathers called John were probably those buried in Stoke Fleming in  1812 (baptized 1741), and in 1802 (age given as 57, implying born 1744 or 5, but no baptism to fit in Stoke Fleming Blackawton).
      The one who died in 1812 left a will, and the Inland Revenue copy survives at the Devon Heritage Centre. I have seen this and it was that of John the miller, so 'my' John probably died in 1802.

      Admon. was granted to another John,probably the John bapt in 1773.
      I need to check the will to see which John died then and who his family were.
      I suspect it was John the miller who died in 1812, both because the older John would have been more likely to marry in 1768 and because the more a person owned the more likely they were to leave a will, and a miller would usually have been wealthier than a shoemaker. However, plenty of shoemakers left wills, so this cannot be assumed. I will wait till I have information from the will before researching the Fords any further.
    Children 3 children 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F36    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to hide
    Link to Google MapsBanns of marriage - 21 Apr 1771 to 5 May 1771 - St. Peter’s Church, Stoke Fleming, 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 - 28 May 1771 - St. Peter’s Church, Stoke Fleming, 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 - Susanna FORD - Abt 1775 - Stoke Fleming, 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 - May 1802 - Stoke Fleming, 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 - 21 May 1802 - St. Peter’s Church, Stoke Fleming, 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. [S197] Stoke Fleming - St Peters Church - m/f images, St. Peter’s Church (Stoke Fleming, Devon), Banns for Marriage of John FORD and Susanna FORD; DE/REG/57891/1-14 m/f 10, PR 5, 6, 7 (Reliability: 2).
      "Banns of Marriage between John Ford of this Parish Cordwainer and Susanna Ford of this Parish, Spinster were published on the three Sundays underwritten:
      That is to say, On Sunday, the 21th of April 1771by me Geo: Goodridge Rector
      On Sunday, the 28th of April 1771by me Geo: Goodridge Rector
      On Sunday, the fifth day of May 1771 by me Geo: Goodridge Rector"

    2. [S197] Stoke Fleming - St Peters Church - m/f images, St. Peter’s Church (Stoke Fleming, Devon), Marriage of John FORD and Susanna FORD; DE/REG/57891/1-14 m/f 9, PR 5 (Reliability: 3).
      "John Ford the Younger Cordwainer of this Parish and Susanna Ford of this Parish, Spinster were Married in this Church by Banns this 28th. Day of December in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy One by me Geo: Goodridge Rector.
         This Marriage was      { John Ford junr
      solemnized between Us { Susanna Ford
        In the    { William Ford
      Presence of { Daniel Yeoman"
      (Daniel Yeoman was witness at most weddings around this time so probably Parish Clerk)