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Susanna ISSELL

Susanna ISSELL

Female Abt 1758 - 1842  (~ 84 years)    Has 29 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Susanna ISSELL 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1758  Stokenham, 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 8 Feb 1758  St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, 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 
    Bequest From her husband's will 
    15 Aug 1835 
    • Susanna appears to have been the main beneficiary of her husband's will.
    Executor / Trustee Sole executrix of her husband's will 
    15 Aug 1835 
    Will Written 
    28 Jul 1836 
    The will of Susanna Efford nee Issell (c.1758-1842)
    The will of Susanna Efford nee Issell (c.1758-1842)
    Susanna is a 6 x gt aunt, the sister of my 5 x gt grandfather John Issell (b c 1753).
    Because she seems to have had no children, at least none who surivived her, most of her bequests were to relations of Susanna and her late husband, so her will is useful in confirming / providing evidence of relationships.
    Residence 6 Jun 1841  Redcrop Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire, 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 
    • At the time of the 1841 census Susanna was living in the home of journeyman engineer William Bond and his daughter Ester, a governess.
      Also present (and I guess working in the house, not just boarders working elsewhere) were 2 female servants.
      Susanna was shown as of independant means.
    Died Jun Q 1842  Clifton Reg Dist, Gloucestershire, 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 
    • Susanna's will was written on 28 July 1836 and proved on 20 July 1842, so she must have died between these two dates.

      This death in Clifton RD is in the right area and the only one on FreeBMD to fit (of course deaths in 1836 and the first half of 1837 were not regstered, but it seems unlikely she would have died then as admin was not usually granted so long afterwards). In addition, there is a Susanna Efford to fit this Susanna in the 1841 census. She was living in the Civil Parish of St Philip and Jacob. The info. regarding parishes and registration districts seems unusally incomplete or with a typo regarding the Parish of St Philip and Jacob, in the info that FreeBMD links to. It shows 2 parishes, St Philip and Jacob In and St Philip and Jacob Out. The later was in Clifton RD, the former was in Bristol RD from 1877 - nowhere before then. But that if Susanna was at the same address the year after the census her death could have been in Clifton RD shows at least that there is no inconsistancy here to worry about.
      GRO ref: q2 1842 Clifton RD 11 230
    Probate 20 Jul 1842  Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, Middlesex, 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 
    • (source as will)
    Person ID I708  All
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2020 

    Father Hugh ISSELL,   b. Abt 1719, Stokenham, 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. Dec 1793, Stokenham, 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 ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Susanna KING,   b. Abt 1724, Stokenham, 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. May 1798, Stokenham, 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 ~ 74 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1750/51  St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, 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
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F43    |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas EFFORD,   b. Abt 1768,   d. 22 Jul 1835, Bristol, Gloucestershire, 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 ~ 67 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1791  St. Petrox Church, Dartmouth, 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 24 Nov 2014)
      "Banns of Marriage [blank]
      Thomas Efford of the Parish of St Saviour
      Bachelor and Susanna Issell of the
      Parish of St Petrox Spinster were
      Married in this Church by Licence
      this eighteenth Day of December in the Year One Thousand Seven
      Hundred and ninety one by me John Pering Minster
      This Marriage was solemnized between Us Thomas Efford
      The Mark + of Susanna Issell
      In the Presence of Edmond Woollington
      Susanna Newman"
      (groom and both witnesses signed)Thomas and Susanna seem to have left no descendants (neither of their wills refer to any, although Susanna's names many nephews and nieces etc.); I can't be sure they didn't have any children who pre-deceased them, though I have not found the baptism of any children in the Stokenham to Dartmouth area, 1791-1811.
      Various papers survive referring to a Thomas Efford born in Bristol in 1804, but he was still alive in 1849 when, having been discharged unfit from the army the previous year, he gained a seaman's ticket for the merchant navy. Consequently, I don't believe he was a son fo Thomas and Susanna.
      (Papers referring to army service, particularly his discharge are at the TNA)
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F535    |  Family Chart

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  • Wills (transcripts)
    The will of Thomas Efford (c. 1768 – 1835)
    The will of Thomas Efford (c. 1768 – 1835)
    Thomas was the husband of Susanna issell, a 6 x great aunt of mine

  • Sources 
    1. [S23] Stokenham Parish Registers, The Parish Church of St. Michael and All Angels (Stokenham, Devon, England), Marriage of Hugh ISSELL to Susanna KING; m/f 7 (Reliability: 3).
      "Febry. the 19th. Hugh Issell & Susanna King were married"