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Tuesday 29 August 2023

Joseph Jerred and Sarah Elworthy

St Mary's Church, Stockleigh Pomeroy
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Joseph Jerred (b. ~1797) of the parish of Thorverton married Sarah Elworthy (bap. 18 Nov 1804 in Stockleigh Pomeroy) daughter of William Elworthy and Mary Dunn, on 29 Aug 1830 at St Mary's ChurchStockleigh Pomeroy (Joseph's surname is spelt Gerrard on the marriage record).

Records suggest Joseph and Sarah had six children:

  1. Mary Jerrard (sic) bap. 19 Jun 1831 at St Thomas a BecketThorverton
  2. William Jerrad or Jerrard (sic) bap. 12 May 1833 in Thorverton
  3. John Jerred (listed as Gerrard) bap. 15 Feb 1835 in Thorverton
  4. James Gerrard (sic) bap. 18 Dec 1836 at St Thomas a Becket, Thorverton
  5. Maria Gerrard (sic) bap. 23 Jun 1839 at St Thomas a Becket, Thorverton (Died Q2 1842 and was also buried in Thorverton)
  6. Elizabeth Jerred b. 1842 M Quarter in TIVERTON AND DULVERTON Volume 10  Page 287, mother's maiden name ELSWORTHY, bap. Elizabeth Jerrard (sic) on 20 Feb 1842 in Thorverton

In 1841, Joseph Jerred (44), Sarah Jerred (37), John Jerred (6), James Jerred (4) and Maria Jerred (1), were living at Willses, Thorverton. Mary Jerred (10) was in the employ of Richard Vinicombe at Lee Cross Farm, Thorverton. William (8) (listed as William Gerad) was living with his grandparents, William and Mary Elworthy, at Village Cottage, Stockleigh Pomeroy.

Joseph Jerrard (sic) died - his age at death was estimated to 55 - in 1847 D Quarter in TIVERTON AND DULVERTON Volume 10 Page 171 and he was buried on 18 Nov 1847, at St Thomas a Becket, Thorverton.

In 1851, Sarah Jerrad (sic) (48) Widow, from Stockleigh, Devonshire, was in Silver Street, Thorverton, with her occupation listed as 'Work in Fields'. William Jerred (17) Shoemaker (Apprentice) was still with his grandparents in Stockleigh Pomeroy; John Jerred (16) was employed as a farm servant to Samuel Kingdon, Farmer of 150 Acres, at Lynch House, Thorverton. (Lynch Farm, to the west of the village still exists); James Jared (sic) (14) was a Farm Labourer in the household of William Hosgood (76) at Starkisses Farm, Raddon, Thorverton, Devon and Elizabeth Jerred (9) Scholar, was living in the household of William and Elizabeth Wotton in Cheriton Fitzpaine Village, listed as their Niece. (Elizabeth Wotton née Elworthy, was Sarah's sister.)

On 7 Aug 1853 at the Parish church of Thorverton, Sarah Jerrard (sic) Widow, daughter of William Elsworthy (sic), married Thomas Walter (sic) Widower, both of Silver Street, Thorverton. Actually Thomas Walker, he had previously married Sarah Way, in Thorverton, on 27 Mar 1826. (Thomas wasn't going to get his wives first names mixed up, at least.) In 1851, Thomas wife, Sarah, was shown as being born 1802 in Poughill, Devonshire. There is a death of a Sarah Walters (sic) in 1852, aged 50, which would appear to relate.

In 1861, Thomas Walker (59) Ag Lab and 2nd wife Sarah Walker (56) born in Stockleigh, Devon, were still living in Silver Street, Thorverton. James Jerred (24) Carter was at Yellowford Farm, Yellowford Lane, Thorverton in the employ of Thomas Potter (58) Yeoman Farmer; Elizabeth Jerred (19) Dressmaker, was still living with her aunt and uncle in Cheriton Fitzpaine.

In 1871, Thomas Walker (70) Agricultural Labourer and Sarah Walker (68) from Stockleigh Pomeroy, once more in Silver Street, Thorverton with James Jerred (34) Gardner listed as Son-in-law (often used as if interchangeable with Step-son) and John Nix (or Nex) (80) Widower, Ag Lab, Lodger.

Sarah Walker died, at 71, in 1875 J Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 291 and was buried on 14 Mar 1875, in Thorverton.

Thomas Walker died, aged 77, in 1879 J Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 299 and was buried on 6 Apr 1879, also in Thorverton.