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Robert ISSELL

Robert ISSELL

Male Abt 1817 - 1853  (~ 36 years)    Has 68 ancestors and 11 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Robert ISSELL 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1817  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 
    • from 1851 census
    Baptised 30 Nov 1817  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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 24 Nov 2014)
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1841  South Pool, 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 
    • At the time of the 1841 census Robert was living in South Pool with shopkeeper Mary Tucker (60) and (presumably) her children Elizabeth(20), ** Jane (20) and apprentice shoemaker Thomas (15) - his cousin, son of his uncle, William (ages above 15 rounded down in the 1841 census).
      ** Later Robert married Jane Tucker.
    Occupation Shoemaker 
    1841  South Pool, 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 
    • With his cousin Thomas, son of his uncle, William Issell.
    Occupation Shoemaker 
    From 1845 to 1853  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 
    Died 6 Jul 1853  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 
    • The gravestone appears to show the date as 6 July; the probate record says 5 July. Place from probate calendar entry.

      GRO ref: Issell, Robert q3 1853 Kingsbridge RD 5b 117; GRO online index shows age at death as 35
    Buried 10 Jul 1853  St. James’ Church, 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 
    • in grave with daus; on gravestone "Also Robert father of the
      above died 6th July 1853 aged 34 years"

      Date from PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 24 Nov 2014)
    The grave of Robert Issell and 3 of his children
    The grave of Robert Issell and 3 of his children
    The light was not at its best; if I get the chance I will try to photograph this stone again with my newer better camera and hopefully a better angle of the sun
    Probate Jun 1855  Archdeaconry Court of Totnes, 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 
    • A second probate was later granted, probably due to the emigration of James Steed, one of the executors, and his family, in about 1857.
      In 1858, i.e. between the first grant of probate in 1855 and the second in 1861, the proving of will was changed from being the responsibility of church courts to a national court.
    Probate. 18 Jun 1861  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 
    • "The will of Robert Issell late of the Parish of Slapton in the County of Devon Cordwainer deceased who died on or about 5 July 1853 at Slapton aforesaid was proved at Exeter by the oath of Thomas Issell of the Parish of Stokenham in the County Cordwainter the Brother the other Executor. Former Grant Archdeaconry Court of Totnes June 1855.

      Effects under £300."

      This second probate was probably due to the emigration of James Steed and his family, c. 1857,  who was originally responsible with Thomas for managing Robert's money for his family. It is interesting that Robert choose his brother-in-law rather than either of his other brothers. Perhaps the fact that his brother William was imprisoned for a fortnight in 1854 for stealing rope gives a clue - although this was after Robert wrote his will, he may well have seen him as not being a dependable person to fulfill this role. Robert had lived and worked for a while in South Pool (there in 1841), where James Steed also lived and so would have had a chance to get to know him. Possibly James had been apprenticed to Robert's father, in which case James would probably have lived with the family and have given James the potential for him to be like an older brother to Robert.
    Notes 
    • In his will Robt left his property to his bro Thomas Issell (cordwainer) and James Stead (cordwainer, husband of Robert's sister Betsy) for the support of his wife Jane and children NTI, TI & RAI till the youngest is 21 when divided between them. Written 11 June 1853. Probate letter signed by Thomas Issell.
    Person ID I723  All
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2020 

    Father John ISSELL,   b. 1786, 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. 29 May 1865, 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 79 years) 
    Mother Sarah ("Sally") PIKE,   b. 1790, Torcross, 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. 15 Oct 1882, 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 92 years) 
    Banns of marriage From 14 Oct 1810 to 28 Oct 1810  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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 10 Sep 2020)
      "Banns of Marriage between John Issel Bachelor & Sally Pike Spinster both of this Parish ... "
    Married 4 Nov 1810  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
    • By Banns, conducted by Benjamin Beynon
      witnessed by John Pike and William Issell (I guess their brothers); all signed
      From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 24 Nov 2014)
    Children 11 children 
    Family ID F38    |  Family Chart

    Family Jane TUCKER,   b. Abt 1820, South Pool, 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. Mar Q 1901, Kingsbridge Reg Dist, 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) 
    Married 17 Oct 1841  St. Nicholas’ and St. Cyriac’s Church, South Pool, 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 
    • GRO ref: q4 1841 Kingsbridge RD 9 441
      Details from PR entry -
      "Robert Issell, of full age, Batchelor, Shoemaker, residence: Slapton, father: John Issell, Shoemaker to
      Jane Tucker, minor, Spinster, Dressmaker, residence: South Pool, father: Nicholas Tucker, Labourer
      after Banns, by H Taylor
      between Robt Issell, Jane Tucker [both signed]
      witnesses: Thomas Tucker, Elizabeth Tucker [both signed]"
    Children 5 children 
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F545    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1817 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 30 Nov 1817 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1841 - South Pool, 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 - Shoemaker - 1841 - South Pool, 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 - 17 Oct 1841 - St. Nicholas’ and St. Cyriac’s Church, South Pool, 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 Tucker ISSELL - Mar Q 1843 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - From 1845 to 1853 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Thomas ISSELL - Jun Q 1845 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Elizabeth ISSELL - Mar Q 1847 - (probably), 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Robert Albert ISSELL - Dec Q 1849 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Elizabeth ISSELL - Jun Q 1852 - (probably), 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jul 1853 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Jul 1853 - St. James’ Church, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsProbate. - 18 Jun 1861 - 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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  • Sources 
    1. [S23] Stokenham Parish Registers, The Parish Church of St. Michael and All Angels (Stokenham, Devon, England), "marriage of John Issell to Sally Pike, 1810"; (Reliability: 4).