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John NOSWORTHY

Male Abt 1808 - 1865  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name John NOSWORTHY  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1808  Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 19 Jun 1808  Buckfastleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Son of John NOSWORTHY and Ann.
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Oct 1865  Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • The family held belief was that John died from typhoid fever. (Saga)
    Buried Aft 18 Oct 1865  St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Thamesford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    St. John's Cemetery
    Thamesford, Oxford Co., Ontario
    Canada 
    • An old stone records the death of John, but other old stones are gone. A large granite memorial stone was erected in the cemetery, apparently by one or more of the children of John and Mary. It is dedicated to John and Mary, and to George and Alice. It also lists Eliza HUDSON, a daughter of John and Mary, who died in 1904 at the age of 61 years.(Jackman)

      Memorial Inscription: In memory of John NORSWORTHY, died 18 October 1865, aged 57 years 2 months and 10 days.

      The granite stone has the following inscription on two sides:

      Father Mother. John NORSWORTHY died Oct. 18, 1865 aged 57 years; Mary COUNTER his wife died Jany. 18, 1901 aged 92 years. Natives of Devonshire, England came to Canada in the year of 1852. Eliza HUDSON, daughter of John and Mary NORSWORTHY, died Dec. 19, 1904 aged 61 years.

      Grandfather Grandmother. George COUNTER died in the year 1862 aged 81 years. Alice his wife died in the year 1854 aged 70 years. Natives of Devonshire, England came to Canada in the year 1850.
    Person ID I4216  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2020 

    Father John NOSWORTHY,   b. Abt 1777, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jan 1862, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Anne BRINNING,   b. Abt 1781, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1865, Ilsington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1805  Buckfastleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    • John NOSWORTHY, of South Brent, and Anne BRINNING, sojourner, married on 27 June 1805 in Buckfastleigh. (Parish Register) [In spite of the fact that John NOSWORTHY was from the parish of South Brent when he married, it is still believed that he was the son of William and Ann NOSWORTHY, and born in Widecombe in the Moor. This is based on the 1851 & 1861 censuses; on his age at burial which was 84 in 1862, which supports a birth around 1778; and on the historical documentation of his son, who immigrated to Canada in 1852, which provides further support for this claim. (Hopkins) [2, 5]
    Documents
    Census 1841: Widecombe in the Moor, Devon
    Census 1841: Widecombe in the Moor, Devon
    Three generations: John and Mary Nosworthy living with five children at Stouts Cottage beside John and Ann (Brinning); also present is Elizabeth (Browning), most likely Ann's mother.
    Family ID F1190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary CAUNTER,   b. 31 Mar 1809, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1901, Walkerton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1831  St. Pancras Church, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Charles NOSWORTHY,   b. Abt 1831, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1899, St. Thomas, Elgin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. Samuel NOSWORTHY,   b. Abt 1832, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1892, Bentinck Twp, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     3. Henry NOSWORTHY,   b. Abt 1834, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1915, Emeryville, Alameda, California, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     4. Elizabeth NOSWORTHY,   b. 25 Jan 1837, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1932, Walkerton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     5. Marianne NOSWORTHY,   b. 1839, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1877, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     6. John Charles NOSWORTHY,   b. 7 Jul 1841, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1918, Kola, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Eliza NOSWORTHY,   b. Abt 1843, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1904, Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     8. Avis NOSWORTHY,   b. 1845, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1936, Brant Twp., Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     9. James Caunter NOSWORTHY,   b. 2 Jul 1846, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1936, Ingersoll, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     10. William George "George" NOSWORTHY,   b. 11 Jan 1849, Princetown, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1933, McIntosh, Marion, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     11. Josias NOSWORTHY,   b. Abt 1851, Bovey Tracey, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1918, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Photos
    Stouts Cottage, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon
    Stouts Cottage, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon
    Home of John and Mary Nosworthy between 1841 and 1851.
    Documents
    Census 1841: Widecombe in the Moor, Devon
    Census 1841: Widecombe in the Moor, Devon
    Three generations: John and Mary Nosworthy living with five children at Stouts Cottage beside John and Ann (Brinning); also present is Elizabeth (Browning), most likely Ann's mother.
    Histories
    THE STORY OF JOHN NOSWORTHY AND MARY CAUNTER
    THE STORY OF JOHN NOSWORTHY AND MARY CAUNTER
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F1192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    NORSWORTHY
    NORSWORTHY

    JOHN NORSWORTHY
    Died Oct 18, 1865 Aged 57 years
    MARY COUNTER His wife,
    Died Jany 18, 1901 Age 92 years
    Native of Devonshire England
    Came to Canada in the year 1852

    ELIZA HUDSON, daughter of
    John & Mary Norsworthy
    Died Dec 19, 1904 Aged 61 years.

    NORSWORTHY
    NORSWORTHY
    Old headstone of John Norsworthy. Inscription illegible.

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

    2. [S348] Book: A Canadian Family in the Great War 1914 - 1918, J. Castell Hopkins, (Published privately, Toronto, 1921. Copy in Parish of Widecombe-in-the-Moor Family History Center Library.).

    3. [S209] Photograph.

    4. [S276] NORSWORTHY Saga, Stanley Norsworthy, (Undated).

    5. [S608] Index: DGI (Devon Genealogical Index), Mike Brown, (Dartmoor Press. CD-Rom. http://www.dartmoorpress.org/).