16. Baptisms, Mostly Fishleighs, Abodes and Fathers’ Trades 1813-1840

In 1812 Parliament standardized the forms to be used by parish clerks for recording baptisms, marriages and burials.  This meant that more information was recorded than had been before that time. Beginning on 1 January 1813 every baptism was recorded sequentially on a numbered form providing the No. for the entry, When Baptized, Child’s Christian Name, Parents’ Christian names and Surname, Abode, Quality, Trade or Profession and By Whom the Ceremony was Performed.

Baptisms between 1813 and 1840

The surname is always Fishleigh unless otherwise noted.

1813

1. Jan 17 Mary d/o Francis & Elizabeth Bridge Yeoman WCT

4. Feb 21  Arthur s/o Arthur & Judith East Wanford Yeoman WCT

17. Aug 1 Emanuel Fishleigh Cole s/o Mary Cole  Venn Down Spinster WCT

24. Oct 24  Bartholomew s/o Bartholomew & Dorothy  Whitebear Labourer WCT

1814

41. Jul 17 Elizabeth d/o Francis & Elizabeth Bridge Yeoman WCT

1816

86. Apr 7 Elizabeth d/o Bartholomew & Dorothy Whitebear Labourer WBC

1817

108. Jun 8  Grace d/o Arthur & Judith East Wanford Farmer WCH

114. Jul 20  Eleanor d/o Francis & Elizabeth Merripool Farmer WCH

1819

145. Feb 14  Bartholomew s/o Bartholomew & Dorothy Whitebear Labourer WCH

152. Jun 13 Francis s/o Arthur & Judith East Wanford Farmer WCH

1820

170. Jul 23 Mary d/o Francis & Elizabeth Halsey Park Farmer WCH

1821

180. Jan 7  Grace d/o Arthur & Judith East Wanford Farmer JE

188. Jun 24 Arscott s/o Francis & Elizabeth East Wanford Farmer WCH

1822

205. Feb 10 Susanna d/o Arthur & Judith East Wanford Yeoman EH

223. Oct 24 George s/o Bartholomew & Dorothy Whitebear Labourer JL

1823

232. Jun 15 Francis s/o Francis & Elizabeth Halse Park Labourer JL

244. Dec 28 Mary Elizabeth d/o Francis & Elizabeth Fishleigh East Wanford Yeoman WCH

1824

258. Jun 13 Catherine d/o Robert & Mary Milton Labourer Labourer RB

1825

277. Mar 20 Theresa d/o Richard & Dorothy Quance Milton Farmer Illeg.

296. Dec 18 Catherine d/o James & Dorothy Whitebear Farmer WCH

299. Dec 25 Dorothy d/o Francis & Elizabeth Halsey Park Farmer WCH

1826

317. Sep 24 William s/o Richard & Dorothy Whitebear Farmer Nil

1827

333. Mar 25 Francis s/o Bartholomew & Dorothy Whitebear Farmer GW

358. Dec 30 Thomas s/o Francis & Elizabeth East Wanford Husbandman GW

1828

359. Feb 17 Mary Chisley d/o James & Dorothy Whitebear Husbandman GW

371. Aug 24 Sally d/o Francis & Elizabeth Hillhead Husbandman GW

1830

407. Mar 9 Dorothy d/o Francis & Alice Woodford Bridge Husbandman GW

416.  Jun 13 John s/o Francis & Elizabeth East Wanford Husbandman GW

1832

469. Jun 24 Alice d/o Francis & Elizabeth Hillhead Husbandman GW

1833

488. Jun 9 Catherine Mary d/o Francis & Alice Venn Farmer GW

491. Sep 1 Anne base d/o Dorothy Davy Whitebear Spinster GW

497. Oct 30 George s/o James & Margery  Venn Green Publican JL

502. Dec 25 Robert s/o John & Judith Whitebear Labourer GW

1834

521. Oct 1 George s/o James & Margery Venn Green Publican GW

[“Registered before Oct 30th 1833 G. Willcock”]

526. Dec 21 Robert s/o Francis & Elizabeth Milton Labourer GW

1835

542. Apr 27 Katey d/o John & Judith Milton Farmer GW

544. Nov 22 Francis s/o James & Margery Venn Green Publican GW

1836

563. Aug 8 Leonard s/o John & Mary Grawley Farmer GW

570. Dec 25 John s/0 Grace Fishleigh Milton Spinster GW

1838

587. Jul 8 James s/o James & Margery Venn Green Publican Illeg.

The Officiating MInisters

Note: Francis Drocus Lempriere, Rector of Newton St Petrock appears first in the Milton Damerel records in 1840.

EH = Edmund Herring

GW = G Willcock

JE = John Edgecombe

JL = John Law

RB = Richard Brickdale

WBC  = William Bickley Coham

WCH = William C. Hill

WCT = William C. Tucker

Discussion

This partial transcription will be expanded until it contains all of the baptisms. The IGI extractions do not include the Abodes and the Trades which is important to document in developing a local history of the parish. With the exception of the publican at Venn Green, all of the families listed were engaged in agriculture. When the Rev. Willcock arrived on the scene, in 1827, the “farmers” became “husbandmen”.  Does this term better reflect what was actually happening on the farms?


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