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John NOSWORTHY

Male Abt 1813 - Bef 1861  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name John NOSWORTHY  [1
    Born Abt 1813  Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 11 Apr 1813  Church of St. Paul de Leon, Staverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • NOSWORTHY, John s. of Thomas and Grace of Abham. Labourer. 11 April 1813.(Transcript)

      Baptized 11 April 1813, John NOSWORTHY, son of Thomas and Grace; Labourer; abode Abham; Vicar I. L. Kitson. (Parish register)
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1861  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I188  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2020 

    Father Thomas NOSWORTHY,   b. Abt 1779, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1838, Staverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Grace PALK,   b. Abt 1785, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1808  Buckfastleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Thomas NOSWORTHY, of the parish of Staverton, and Grace PALK, both sojourners in this parish, were married in this church by Banns this second day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and eight, by me, Matthew Lowndes, Vicar. In the presence of (the mark of ) Agnes FOOT? and Robert WEBBER. Thomas signed; Grace made her mark.

      [Although Thomas' parents are not named on the marriage record, he is believed to be Thomas, son of William NOSWORTHY and Ann CLEAVE, from Widecombe in the Moor for the following reasons:

      (1) There is no baptism for a Thomas NOSWORTHY in Staverton in the appropriate time frame. The Staverton parish records demonstrate that there had been no Nosworthy baptisms/ marriages in that parish for many, many years. The children of Thomas and Grace after 1808 were the first. The marriage entry does imply that Thomas was, at least, living in Staverton at the time he married.

      (2) Widecombe in the Moor is only 8 miles from Staverton.

      (3) Thomas and Grace named their second child, Ambrose, who was born around 1811, and Thomas' own brother, Ambrose had just died at the age of 25 in 1810.

      (4) Thomas named his first son after his father; the rest of his sons were all given names of his siblings; his first daughter was given his mother-in-law's name; his secon daughter, his mother's name.

      (5) Widecome burial records include a burial of a Thomas NOSWORTHY, in Widecombe, 06 January, 1839, whose abode was Staverton, age 62; although a couple of years out, this is most likely Thomas who married Grace, and who originated in Widecombe in the Moor. Grace's burial place has not yet been found. (Anne Brooks)] [4]
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary SHEPHERD,   b. Bef 4 Feb 1816, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1873, Glanford Twp., Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1841  Church of St. Paul de Leon, Staverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • John NORSEWORTHY, of full age, Bachelor, Mariner, residing at Higher Penn, Staverton, son of Thomas NORSEWORTHY, Husbandsman; and Mary SHEPHERD, of full age, Spinster, Servant, residing at Pridhamsleigh, Staverton, daughter of Edward SHEPHERD, Husbandsman, married 11 February 1841. The marriage was solemnized at the Parish Church of Staverton, in the county of Devon, according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, by William Marten, Vicar. Both John and Mary made their mark. Witnesses: Edward SHEPHERD, possibly "Sr", signed, and Edward SHEPHERD; possibly "Jr", also signed. [6]
    Children 
     1. John NOSWORTHY,   b. Abt 1842, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1918, Beverly Twp., Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     2. Robert NOSWORTHY,   b. 1844, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, Onondaga Twp., Brant, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Mary Grace NOSWORTHY,   b. May 1848, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1934, Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     4. Edward L. NOSWORTHY,   b. 20 Sep 1850, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1930, Ancaster Twp, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Elizabeth Ann NOSWORTHY,   b. 10 Sep 1852, Saltfleet Twp., Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1915, Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S81] Parish Register, Staverton, Devon (Transcripts 1614-1839), (FHL 917532; Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.).

    2. [S676] Personal communication.

    3. [S222] Census of Canada, 1861.

    4. [S106] Parish Register, Buckfastleigh, Devon.

    5. [S159] Index: International Genealogical Index (IGI), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, (Salt Lake City, Family History Library).

    6. [S103] Parish Register, Staverton, Devon.