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Richard TRANT

Richard TRANT

Male 1781 - 1855  (~ 74 years)    Has 12 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Richard TRANT 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Baptised 6 Mar 1781  St. Martin’s Church, Sherford, 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 Male 
    Occupation Yeoman 
    1841  Higher Bowden, Sherford, 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 the 1841 census.
      His nephew Richard, son of his brother William, was living with Richard and his wife at the time of the 1841 census, presumably helping with the farm work. (By 1851 Richard junior was a farmer in his own right)
    Visiting 1851  Hole, Dittisham, 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 
    • Shown as a visitor at the home of his nephew William (son of his brother William) in Dittisham at the time of the 1851 census (wronly shown as unmarried, rather than widower).
    Died 18 Nov 1855  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 
    • Gravestone "Sacred to the memory of Richard Trant late of Bowden in this parish who died the 18th Nov. 1855 aged 75 years"
      GRO ref: Trant, Richard q4 1855 Kingsbridge RD 5b 123; GRO online index shows age at death as 75
    Buried 22 Nov 1855  St. Martin’s Church, Sherford, 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 Apr 2015)
      Shows abode as Ash, Stoke Fleming - I guess he had moved to live with relations in retirement / old age, or at least for his final illness.
    The grave of Richard and Elizabeth Trant
    The grave of Richard and Elizabeth Trant
    Probate Calendar entry 
    5 Oct 1860  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 
    • "Trant Richard.
      Effects under £200.
      5 October. The Will
      of Richard Trant late of Ash in the Parish of
      Stoke  Fleming in the  County  of Devon
      Yeoman deceased who died on or about  17  No-
      vember 1855 at Ash aforesaid  was proved  at
      Exeter by the  oaths of Richard Trant of
      Orchardon Farm  in  the Parish of Madbury  in
      the  said County Yeoman  and  William  Trant
      of Ash  aforesaid  Yeoman the Nephews and  the
      Executors."
    Notes 
    • (Research):Baptism not found but his mother's will shows she had a son called Richard and this one fits.
    Person ID I870  All
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2018 

    Father John TRANT,   b. 1743,   bur. 3 Jan 1810, St. Martin’s Church, Sherford, 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 ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth FOAL,   b. Abt 1744,   d. 9 Jun 1822, Frogmore, 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 ~ 78 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1772  St. Martin’s Church, Sherford, 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 22 Apr 2015)
      Philip Trant may have been the son of John and Elizabeth but I think he was more likely the son of John's brother William. See birth notes on Philip's page for my thoughts on this.
    Children 6 children 
    Family ID F31    |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth WAKEHAM,   b. Abt 1770, 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. 14 May 1849, Totnes 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 ~ 79 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1820  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 DFHS index of PR entries (Woodleigh Deanery CD)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F664    |  Family Chart

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  • Wills (transcripts)
    The will of Elizabeth Trant nee Foal (c. 1744 - 1822)
    The will of Richard's mother, Elizabeth Trant (nee Foal)
    Left £20 by his mother - twice what his sister Elizabeth recieved, four times what his sister Mary was left. Because it was in buildings, land etc. it is hard to assess how it compares with what his brothers received, but it would seem to be a good bit less.