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Thursday, 4 April 2019

Analysis of John Baker’s Will 1793 Cornwall England

Photographer Sandra Williamson, John Baker's headstone in the Tremaine Church, 2012 digital image. Sandra Williamson’s private collection [Ebb156cropped]

The transcription of the headstone reads
Here lieth the Body of John
Baker of this Parish who was
Buried the 29th day of July
1793 in the 63rd year of his age

This Analysis of John Baker’s Will is based on a transcription of the Will which appeared in the following Book Our Cornish heritage: Genealogies of Reed, Rowe, Ebbott and related families, immigrants to Jefferson County, Wisconsin by S.D. Reed.[i]  Unfortunately, the original isn’t currently available see research note for more details..

Contained in the Will
Extrapolated research
Collation of Information
Person mentioned
Stated Relationship to John Baker
Baptised

The marriages of John’s children
Other Notes
John Baker
Himself as author of the Will
Possibly 19 April 1730, Padstow, Jacobstow, Cornwall, son of William & Mary Baker.[ii]

John Baker & Margery Hambly were married on 22 July 1754 in St Winwallus Church, Tremaine, Cornwall, England.[iii]
This couple had two daughters: -
  1.          Wilmott baptised in 1755
  2.  .       Mary baptised in 1757

Margery
wife
Baptised 11 April 1732, Tremaine, daughter of Simon & Margery Hambley.[iv]


Wilmot Ebbott
daughter
Born Wilmott Baker and baptised 4 May 1755, Tremaine, Cornwall, England. [v]
John Ebbott (of the parish of Tresmeer & Wilmot Baker married by Banns 26 June 1775,Termaine, Cornwall.[vi]
This couple had two children
  1.  .       Philip Ebbott
  2.  .       Elizabeth Ebbott

John Ebbott
Son-in-law (husband to Wilmot)



Phillip Ebbott
grandson
Baptised 7 Feb 1776, Tresemer, Cornwall, England.[vii]


Elizabeth Ebbott
granddaughter
Baptised 30 Jan 1778, Tresemer, Cornwall, England. [viii]


Mary Joliffe
daughter
Born Mary Baker, and baptised on 12 June 1757, Tremaine, Cornwall, England [ix]
Mary married twice
1.       John Hoskin in 1775, by licence.[x]
2.       John Joliffe in 1786, by banns[xi]
Mary’s first husband would have died b/w 1778 and 1786. He possibly died in February 1780 and was buried on 3 February 1780 In Tremaine, Cornwall.[xii]
Margery Hoskin
granddaughter
Baptised Margery on 26 June 1775, Tremaine, Cornwall, England.[xiii]

Mary & John Hoskyn appear to have had two children
  1. Margery Hoskin, (born the year of her parent’s marriage in Tremaine)
  2. John Hoskin (who died before the Will was written)

John Hoskin
grandson
Baptised John on 16 August 1778, Tremaine, England.[xiv]


John Joliffe
son-in-law, (husband to Mary)


Mary married John Joliffe when she became a widow, The couple had the following children:-
Before Mary’s father died, and included in John’s Will
  1. Mary
  2. Grase (later know as Grace)
  3. Richard
  4. John baptised on 31 March 1791 (not mention in the Will as he died before 1793) [xv]  fter Mary’s father died and there not included in John’s Will
  5. Wemblett Jolife[xvi]
  6. Simon Jolife[xvii]

Mary Jollife
my granddaughter
Baptised Mary Jolliffe, baptised on 1 December 1782, Jacobstow, Cornwall.[xviii]


Grace Jollife
my granddaughter
Baptised Grase Jolife, 9 May 1785, Jacobstow, Cornwall.[xix]


Richard Jollife
my grandson
Baptised Richard Jolife, 23 March 1788, Jacobstow, Cornwall.[xx]



Research Notes

The original Will was not examined only the transcription printed in S.D. Reed’s book “Our Cornish heritage: Genealogies of Reed, Rowe, Ebbott and related families, immigrants to Jefferson County, Wisconsin.” The Will is currently held under the same reference details at the Cornwall Records Office  “AP/B/4743,  Will of John Baker, yeoman, of Tremaine, 1793”.[xxi] [Note according to the Cornwall website the “Cornwall Record Office and the Cornish Studies Library are now permanently closed so our staff can prepare our collections for the move to Kresen Kernow”, it is most likely to be reopened sometime in 2019.]



[i] S.D. Reed, Our Cornish heritage: Genealogies of Reed, Rowe, Ebbott and related families, immigrants to Jefferson County, Wisconsin (America, Self published, March 1797), Book, Item of interest -Transcription of original will of John Baker proved 29 July 1793, page p.XI-22 citing AP  Archdeaconry of Cornwall, Probate Court  AP/B  Wills, Letter B, RefNo AP/B/4743, Title Will of John Baker, yeoman, of Tremaine, 1793
[ii] S.D. Reed, Our Cornish heritage: Genealogies of Reed, Rowe, Ebbott and related families, immigrants to Jefferson County, Wisconsin (America, Self published, March 1797), Book, Item of interest -Transcription of original will of John Baker proved 29 July 1793, page p.XI-22. Birth mentioned of John Baker mentioned.
[iii] The original marriage record for Marriage of John Baker and Margery Hambly, married 22 July 1754, Tremaine, Cornwall has been badly damaged. [see Marriage of John Baker and Magery Hambly on married by banns [unable to read day or month] 1754, Tremaine, entry 1 , year 1754, page 1. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68D3-NB9?cc=1769414&wc=3CB4-BZ1%3A138123201%2C142192601%2C1582885307 : 14 April 2015), image 3 of 15, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Tremaine Parish Registers, Marriage banns, marriages, 1754-1788; Cornwall Records Office, Truro.] a second source was also consulted to verify the details FreeReg Database, Marriage of John Baker and Margery Hambly, married 22 July 1754, Tremaine, Cornwall , citing Register Phillimore's Transcript for St Winwallus of Tremaine in Cornwall transcribed by William Jones. Retrieved 3 April 2019 from https://www.freereg.org.uk File #75
[iv] Baptism of Margerly, baptised 11 April 1732 daughter of Simon & Margery Hambly, Tremaine parish register, unnumber entry, year 1732, unpaginated. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68D3-F2J?cc=1769414&wc=3CB4-BZP%3A138123201%2C142192601%2C1582885306 : 14 April 2015), image 5 of 24, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Tremaine Parish Registers, Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1726-1813; Cornwall Records Office, Truro
[v] Baptism of Wilmott, baptised 4 May 1755 daughter of John & Margery Baker, Tremaine parish register, unnumber entry, year 1755, unpaginated. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68D3-JC3?cc=1769414&wc=3CB4-BZP%3A138123201%2C142192601%2C1582885306 : 14 April 2015), image 9 of 24, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Tremaine Parish Registers, Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1726-1813; Cornwall Records Office, Truro
[vi] Marriage of John Ebbott and Wilmot Baker, married by banns 26 June 1775, Tremaine, entry 17 , year 1775, page 5. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68D3-ZZY?cc=1769414&wc=3CB4-BZ1%3A138123201%2C142192601%2C1582885307 : 14 April 2015), image 5 of 15, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Tremaine Parish Registers, Marriage banns, marriages, 1754-1788; Cornwall Records Office, Truro
[vii] Baptism of Philip baptised 7 Feb 1776 son of John Ebbet and Wilmot his wife, Tresmere parish register, unnumbered entry, year 1776, page 26. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68D3-ZW3?cc=1769414&wc=3CB4-BZK%3A138123201%2C142199301%2C1582885314 : 14 April 2015), image 16 of 41, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Tresmere Parish Registers, Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1574-1793; Cornwall Records Office, Truro
[viii] Baptism of Elizabeth baptised 30 Jan 1778 daughter of John Ebbet and Wilmot his wife, Tresmere parish register, unnumbered entry, year 1778, page 26. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68D3-ZW3?cc=1769414&wc=3CB4-BZK%3A138123201%2C142199301%2C1582885314 : 14 April 2015), image 16 of 41, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Tresmere Parish Registers, Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1574-1793; Cornwall Records Office, Truro
[ix] Baptism of Mary, baptised 12 June 1757 daughter of John & Margery Baker, Tremaine parish register, unnumbered entry, year 1757, unpaginated. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68D3-LVJ?cc=1769414&wc=3CB4-BZP%3A138123201%2C142192601%2C1582885306 : 14 April 2015), image 10 of 24, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Tremaine Parish Registers, Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1726-1813; Cornwall Records Office, Truro
[x] Marriage of John Hoskin and Mary Baker, married by licence  20 February 1775, Tremaine, entry 15 , year 1775, page 4. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68D3-ZZY?cc=1769414&wc=3CB4-BZ1%3A138123201%2C142192601%2C1582885307 : 14 April 2015), image 5 of 15, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Tremaine Parish Registers, Marriage banns, marriages, 1754-1788; Cornwall Records Office, Truro
[xi] Marriage of John Jolliff, bachelor of the parish of Jacobstow and Mary Hoskin, widow of the parish of Tremaine, married by banns 3 April 1786, Tremaine, entry 23 , year 1786, page 6. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68D3-XNK?cc=1769414&wc=3CB4-BZ1%3A138123201%2C142192601%2C1582885307 : 14 April 2015), image 6 of 15, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Tremaine Parish Registers, Marriage banns, marriages, 1754-1788; Cornwall Records Office, Truro
[xii] Burial of John  Hoskin, buried 3 February 1780 16 Aug  1778 son of John & Mary Hoskyn, Tremaine, Cornwall, transcribed by Clare Grant (accessed https://www.freereg.org.uk 3 April 2019
[xiii] Baptism of Margery, baptised 26 June 1775 daughter of John & Mary Hoskyn, Tremaine parish register, unnumbered entry, year 1775, page 21. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68D3-ZTZ?cc=1769414&wc=3CB4-BZP%3A138123201%2C142192601%2C1582885306 : 14 April 2015), image 14 of 24, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Tremaine Parish Registers, Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1726-1813; Cornwall Records Office, Truro
[xiv] Baptism of John, baptised 16 August 1778 son of John & Mary Hoskyn, Tremaine parish register, unnumbered entry, year 1775, page 22. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68D3-6PN?cc=1769414&wc=3CB4-BZP%3A138123201%2C142192601%2C1582885306 : 14 April 2015), image 15 of 24, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Tremaine Parish Registers, Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1726-1813; Cornwall Records Office, Truro
[xv] Baptism of John Jolife, baptised on 31 March 1791, Jacobstow, Cornwall son  of John & Mary  transcribed by Mike Gabriel (accessed http://www.opc-cornwall.org/ Accessed  3 April 2019) & Baptism of John Jolliffe, baptised on 31 March 1791,, Jacobstow, Cornwall son  of John & Mary  transcribed by Mike Gabriel citing Exeter BTs (accessed http://www.opc-cornwall.org/ Accessed  3 April 2019)  John was not mentioned in his grandfather’s will so it is likely that he is the John Jolliffe was buried on the 21 February 1973. (burial of John Jollife buried 21 February 1793 in Jacobstow, Cornwall, transcribed by N Frish/K Heard (accessed http://www.opc-cornwall.org/ Accessed  3 April 2019)
[xvi] Baptism of Wemblett Jolife, baptised on 20 March 1794, Jacobstow, Cornwall daughter of John & Mary transcribed by Mike Gabriel (accessed http://www.opc-cornwall.org/ Accessed  3 April 2019)
[xvii] Baptism of Simon Jolife, baptised on 3 December 1797, Jacobstow, Cornwall son of John & Mary  transcribed by Mike Gabriel (accessed http://www.opc-cornwall.org/ Accessed  3 April 2019) & Baptism of Simon Jolliffe, baptised on 3 December 1797, Jacobstow, Cornwall son  of John & Mary  transcribed by Mike Gabriel citing Exeter BTs (accessed http://www.opc-cornwall.org/ Accessed  3 April 2019)
[xviii] Baptism of Mary, baptised 1 December 1782 the daughter of John and Mary Joliffe, Jacobstow parish register, unnumbed entry, year 1782, unpaginated. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-XWB9-BRM?cc=1769414&wc=3CB8-HZ7%3A138123201%2C139111401%2C1582890104 : 30 November 2016), image 43 of 106, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Jacobstow Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1653-1811
[xix] Baptism of Grase, baptised 9 May 1785 the daughter of John and Mary Joliffe, Jacobstow parish register, unnumbed entry, year 1785, page 72. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-XWBS-WB2?cc=1769414&wc=3CB8-HZ7%3A138123201%2C139111401%2C1582890104 : 30 November 2016), image 45 of 106, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Jacobstow Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1653-1811
[xx] Baptism of Richard, baptised 23 March1788 the daughter of John and Mary Joliffe, Jacobstow parish register, unnumbed entry, year 1788, page 74. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-XWBS-WB2?cc=1769414&wc=3CB8-HZ7%3A138123201%2C139111401%2C1582890104 : 30 November 2016), image 46 of 106, accessed 3 April 2019 citing Jacobstow Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1653-1811
[xxi] Records, Archives and Cornish Studies - Cornwall Council. (2019). Cornwall.gov.uk. Retrieved 4 April 2019, from https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/cro

Friday, 15 March 2019

The Victoria Government Gazette

About the Victoria Government Gazette 
Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive – 1851, p1. (2019). Gazette.slv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 14 March 2019, from http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/view.cgi?year=1851&class=general&page_num=1&state=V&classNum=G1&id=
“The first issue of the Victoria Government Gazette was published on 9 July 1851.
Pre- July 1851 material about Victoria was published in the New South Wales Government Gazette, the Port Phillip Government Notices and the Port Phillip Government Gazette. ....” Pasted from <http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/>   “ Early issues of the Victoria Government Gazette were published once a week. In the 1850s the frequency increased, and by the turn of the century the gazette was pressed almost daily.”  Pasted from <http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/about/>


The Gazette was the main tool of communication from the government to its employees and the general public.   It contains “information on everything from land transactions, bankruptcies, reward notices and new acts of parliament, to tenders, patent applications, unclaimed letters and monies, shipping and emigration notices, and more.”

This resource can be accessed via
  1.      “Findmypast.com.au” which is a pay per view service
  2.       The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AUSTLII) website at http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/vic_gazette/ where you can search both the entire text and the index of all the Victorian Gazettes, however you cannot increase the size of the image to facilitate reading.  This is a free site.
  3.       State Library of Victoria’s (SLV) website at http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au where you can search the index of the Gazette but not the entire text, the pages can be enlarged and are much clearer than those accessed via AUSTLII. This is a free site.

My technique for investigating this resource
I use both the AUSTLII and the SLV website to ensure that I obtain as much data as is possible and also obtain the clearest images for my personal record holdings.

First I search AUSTLII which website see link above.  This will then give me a long list search results, in the case of my “ebbott” search it gave me a list of 390 documents to look at. 
For each document, there were two listings: -  one listing shows the page of the document where the term was found and the second listing is the first page of the edition in which this particular page is found.  Of the 390 documents listed, there were actually only 195 different results.  The listing with the page number listed at the end of the result shows where in the Gazette the term “ebbott” appears and is the link I always investigate of the two.
Once I have the result I then go to the advanced search page on the SLV website at  http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/search/advanced/ and perform a page search based on the information for year and page number given by the AUSTLII results listing so that I can either transcribe the page (and increase the size of the image if needed)  or save and download it to my computer.

Planning
When I did my initial search on the name “ebbott”  I didn’t expect to find so many results.  In order to manage the number of results I printed off the research results and then I looked up each of the documents listed on the SLV website and ticked them off as I went through.  This meant I could work in half-hour time increments far more manageable than trying to get through them all at once.


Happy Hunting!