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Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Robert Gollop and Jane Horton (or Awton)

Church of St Michael and All Angels, Awliscombe
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Roger Cornfoot - geograph.org.uk/p/5212108

Robert Gollop, son of Richard Gollop and Hester Litten, married Jane Horton (or Awton), daughter of Charles Awton and Mary Maurice, on 29 Mar 1802 in AwliscombeEast Devon. The marriage record says Awton, which is probably what it sounded like in a Devon accent and was thus subsequently written down that way by the church official, also given the spelling of the village name. 

Robert and Jane had at least four children:

  1. Elizabeth Gollop bap. 25 Sep 1803 in Widworthy 
  2. Robert Gollop b. 8 Dec 1805, bap. 6 Apr 1806 in Shute, Devon
  3. Charles Gollop b. 1 May 1809, bap. 18 Jun 1809 in Shute, Devon (Died, aged 20, and was buried on 22 Dec 1830 in Widworthy.)
  4. Harriet Gollop, bap. 24 Oct 1819 in Widworthy

Robert Gollop died, aged 60, and was buried in Widworthy on 4 Jan 1833.

By the time of the 1841 census, Jane Gollop (60) was living at Lusehayne, Widworthy and with her were her now married daughter Harriett Wood (20), Jane Bazleigh (12), William Horton (70) - we later discover is Jane's brother - Elizabeth Blackmore (3) and Mary Wood (1) [Harriet's daughter].

In 1851, Jane Gollop (72) Widow, is living in "A Cottage, Widworthy", with her still unmarried brother, William Horton (83) Chelsea Pensioner; granddaughter, Mary J Wood (10), plus her widowed son Robert Gollop (44) Shoemaker and three of his children, Amos (11), Emanuel (9) and Sophia (7).

Jane Gollop died, aged 81, and was buried on 12 Sep 1858 in Widworthy.

Thatched cottage, Widworthy
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Roger Cornfoot - geograph.org.uk/p/5714210

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