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NATHANIEL EDWARDS & GRACE RECKETT


Husband: NATHANIEL EDWARDS 1 2 3 4 5
 5 x Great-grandfather
Born:
 ABT 1750
 in Hatherleigh, Devon 6 7
Baptized:
 20 MAY 1750
 in Presbyterian Church, Hatherleigh, Devon 15 16
Married:
 28 AUG 1775
 in St Petroc's Church, Inwardleigh, Devon 82
Died:
 1809
 in Hatherleigh, Devon 8
Buried:
 30 APR 1809
 in Hatherleigh, Devon 17
Father: JOHN EDWARDS
Mother: JANE RANDAL
Spouses: 
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Wife: GRACE RECKETT 18
 5 x Great-grandmother
Born:
 ABT 1750
 in Inwardleigh, Devon 19 20
Baptized:
 5 MAR 1750
 in St Petroc's Church, Inwardleigh, Devon 29
Died:
 1831
 in Hatherleigh, Devon 21
Buried:
 7 APR 1831
 in Hatherleigh, Devon 30
Father: ROBERT RIDSTONE RECKET
Mother: ELIZABETH ?
Spouses: 
Children
01  (F): Beaten EDWARDS 31 32
Born:
 ABT 1776
 in Inwardleigh, Devon 33 34 35
Died:
 1850
 in District of Okehampton, Devon 36
Spouses: Unknown ?; Edward BOWDEN
02> (F): MARIA EDWARDS 37 38
 4 x Great-grandmother
Born:
 ABT 1779
 in Inwardleigh, Devon 39 40 41 42
Died:
 1849
 in Okehampton, Devon 43 44
Spouses: WILLIAM BALL
03  (M): Angel EDWARDS 45
Born:
 ABT 1783
 in Parish of Hatherleigh, Devon 46
Baptized:
 17 AUG 1783
 in Holy Cross, Crediton, Devon 49
Died: 1814 47 48
Spouses: 
04  (M): Elias EDWARDS 57 58 59 60 61
Born:
 ABT 1786
 in North Tawton, Devon 62 63 64 65
Died:
 ABT 1871
 in District of Okehampton, Devon 66
Spouses: Elizabeth WILKINS
05  (M): Israel EDWARDS 67 68 69 70
Born:
 ABT 1786
 in North Tawton, Devon 71 72 73 74
Died:
 28 OCT 1877
 in William Street, Brighton, Victoria, Australia 75 76 77 78
Spouses: Susanna SAUNDERS
06  (F): Abet EDWARDS 79
Born:
 ABT 1790
 in Hatherleigh, Devon 80
Baptized:
 28 FEB 1790
 in Hatherleigh, Devon 81
Died: 
Spouses: 

Additional Information

NATHANIEL EDWARDS:
Occupation: AUG 1775, Blacksmith 9 10
Occupation: Scythe Manufacturer 11
Alternative Name: NATHANIL EDWARDS 12
Alternative Name: NATHANAEL EDWARDS 13 14

GRACE RECKETT:
Residence: AUG 1775, Inwardleigh, Devon 22 23
Residence: 1831, Hatherleigh, Devon 24
Alternative Name: GRACE RICCARD 25 26
Alternative Name: GRACE RICKETT 27 28

(03) Angel EDWARDS:
Military: 1803, Enlisted in the Army Reserve during the time of the Napoleonic Wars 50 51
Military: 1814, Fought in the War of 1812 (or the Anglo American War). Regiment: 8th (King's) Regiment of Foot - 1st Battalion. 52 53
Occupation: Labourer 54
Death caused by: 1814, Died of wounds after the Battle of Lundy's Lane (also known as the Battle of Niagara Falls). 55 56

FAMILY NOTES:
Banns of Marriage: BET 13 AND 27 AUG 1775, St Petroc's Church, Inwardleigh, Devon 83
Removal Order: 1780, From Inwardleigh to Hatherleigh, Devon 84

Footnotes

  1. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast), Baptisms of daughter, Beaten, & sons, Angel, Elias & Israel.
    Father's Name: Nathaniel Edwards.
  2. England & Wales Non-conformist Births and Baptisms.
    First name(s): Nath
    Last name: Edwards.
  3. England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970.
    Name: Nath Edwards.
  4. Hatherleigh Parish Records.
    Nat Edwards.
  5. National Archives, Reference: 2917 A/PO 8/6. Orders of Settlement.
    11 October 1780.
    [Removal from Inwardleigh to Hatherleigh].
    ...Nathaniel Edwards...
  6. England & Wales Non-conformist Births and Baptisms.
    Baptism date: 20 May 1750
    Place: Hatherleigh
    Denomination: Presbyterian.
  7. England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970.
    Baptism Date: 20 May 1750
    Baptism Place: Hatherleigh, Devon.
  8. Hatherleigh Parish Records.
    Burials [1809]
    April 30 Nat Edwards.
  9. Devon Marriages (FindMyPast).
    Occupation: Blacksmith.
  10. Devon Banns Registers 1538-1915 (FindMyPast).
    Occupation: Blacksmith.
  11. Death Record, Death of son, Israel - Register of Deaths in the District of Brighton, in the Colony of Victoria, Australia.
    Rank or profession of father: Scythe manufacturer.
  12. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast), Baptism of daughter, Maria.
    Baptism date: 02 Jan 1780
    Father's first name: Nathanil Edwards.
  13. Devon Marriages (FindMyPast).
    Groom's First name(s): Nathanael
    Groom's Last name: Edwards.
  14. Devon Banns Registers 1538-1915 (FindMyPast).
    Groom's First name(s): Nathanael
    Groom's Last name: Edwards.
  15. England & Wales Non-conformist Births and Baptisms.
    First name(s): Nath
    Last name: Edwards
    Baptism date: 20 May 1750
    Place: Hatherleigh
    Denomination: Presbyterian
    Father's first name(s): John
    Mother's first name(s): Jane
    County: Devon
    Country: England
    The National Archives reference: TNA/RG/8/7
    Description: Hatherleigh: Baptisms
    Record set: England & Wales Non-conformist births and baptisms
    Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Subcategory: Births & baptisms
    Collections from: Great Britain.
  16. England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970.
    Name: Nath Edwards
    Gender: Male
    Event Type: Baptism
    Father: John Edwards
    Mother: Jane Edwards
    Baptism Date: 20 May 1750
    Baptism Place: Hatherleigh, Devon, England
    Piece Title: Piece 0007: Hatherleigh: Baptisms, 1729-1789
    Text: Nath Edwards the Son of John & Jane Edwards, baptized at Hatherleigh, May 20, 1750.
  17. Hatherleigh Parish Records.
    Burials [1809]
    April 30 Nat Edwards.
  18. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast).
    First name(s): Grace
    Last name: Reckett.
  19. Ibid.
    Baptism date: 05 Mar 1750
    Baptism place: Inwardleigh, St Petrock
    County: Devon.
  20. Hatherleigh Parish Records, Burials.
    Year: 1831 [est. birth year: 1746]
    Date: April 7
    Age: 85.
  21. Ibid., Burials.
    Year: 1831
    Abode: Hatherleigh
    Date: April 7.
  22. Devon Marriages (FindMyPast).
    Parish: Inwardleigh
    Marriage place: Inwardleigh
    Residence: Of this Parish
    County: Devon.
  23. Devon Banns Registers 1538-1915 (FindMyPast).
    Banns date: 13, 20, 27 Aug 1775
    Bride's residence: Inwardleigh St Petrock
    County: Devon.
  24. Hatherleigh Parish Records, Burials.
    Year: 1831
    Abode: Hatherleigh
    Date: April 7.
  25. Devon Marriages (FindMyPast).
    Bride's First Name: Grace
    Bride's Last Name: Riccard
    Condition: Spinster.
  26. Devon Banns Registers 1538-1915 (FindMyPast).
    Bride's first name: Grace
    Bride's last name: Riccard
    Condition: Spinster.
  27. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985, Death record for son, Israel.
    Mother's name: Grace Rickett.
  28. Death Record, Death of son, Israel - Register of Deaths in the District of Brighton, in the Colony of Victoria, Australia.
    Mother's name: Grace Edwards, formerly Rickett.
  29. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast).
    First name(s): Grace
    Last name: Reckett
    Baptism date: 05 Mar 1750
    Baptism place: Inwardleigh, St Petrock
    Father's first name: Robt
    Mother's first name: Eliz
    County: Devon
    Archive reference: 3211A/PR/1/1
    Record set: Devon Baptisms
    Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Record collection: Births & baptisms
    Collections from: Great Britain.
  30. Hatherleigh Parish Records, Burials.
    Year: 1831
    Name: Grace Edwards
    Abode: Hatherleigh
    Date: April 7
    Age: 85.
  31. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast).
    First name(s): Beaten
    Last name: Edwards.
  32. 1841 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece: 257; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Hatherleigh; County: Devon; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 16; Page: 27; Line: 6; GSU roll: 241326.
    Name: Beaten Bowden [married name].
  33. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast).
    Baptism date: 23 Jun 1776
    Baptism place: Inwardleigh, St Petrock
    County: Devon.
  34. 1841 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece: 257; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Hatherleigh; County: Devon; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 16; Page: 27; Line: 6; GSU roll: 241326.
    Age: 65
    Estimated birth year: abt 1776
    Where born: Devon.
  35. National Archives, Reference: 2917 A/PO 8/6. Orders of Settlement.
    11 October 1780.
    [Removal from Inwardleigh to Hatherleigh].
    ...Nathaniel Edwards...and Beaton aged about four years old...
  36. England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1915.
    Name: Beeton Bowden
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1850
    Registration district: Okehampton
    Inferred County: Devonshire
    Volume: 10
    Page: 113.
  37. FindMyPast.co.uk (Parish Records), Marriages.
    Bride's Surname: Edwards
    Bride's Forename: Maria.
  38. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast).
    First name(s): Maria
    Last name: Edwards.
  39. 1841 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece: 233; Book: 8; Civil Parish: Okehampton; County: Devon; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 19; Page: 33; Line: 2; GSU roll: 241316.
    Age: 65
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1776
    Where born: Devon.
  40. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast).
    Baptism date: 02 Jan 1780
    Baptism place: Inwardleigh, St Petrock
    County: Devon.
  41. Devon Burial Registers (FindMyPast).
    Est birth year: 1779
    Age: 70
    Burial date: 21 Oct 1849.
  42. National Archives, Reference: 2917 A/PO 8/6. Orders of Settlement.
    11 October 1780.
    [Removal from Inwardleigh to Hatherleigh].
    ...Mariah one years old...
  43. Devon Burial Registers (FindMyPast).
    Burial date: 21 Oct 1849
    Burial place: Okehampton, All Saints
    County: Devon
    Abode: Okehampton.
  44. England & Wales, Death Index 1837-1915.
    Name: Maria Ball
    Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1849
    Registration district: Okehampton
    Inferred County: Devonshire
    Volume: 10
    Page: 160.
  45. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast).
    First name(s): Angel
    Last name: Edwards.
  46. Ibid.
    Baptism date: 17 Aug 1783
    County: Devon
    Parish: Of the Parish of Hatherleigh.
  47. British Army, War of 1812 Casualties.
    Place or action: Lundy's Lane
    Removal date: 02 Aug 1814
    Manner of removal: Died of Wounds.
  48. Ibid.
    Place or action: Lundy's Lane
    Removal date: 11 Sep 1814
    Manner of removal: Died of Wounds.
  49. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast).
    First name(s): Angel
    Last name: Edwards
    Baptism date: 17 Aug 1783
    Baptism place: Crediton, Holy Cross
    Father's first name: Nathaniel
    Mother's first name: Grace
    County: Devon
    Parish: Of the Parish of Hatherleigh
    Archive reference: 2935A/PR/1/10, 2935A/PR/1/15, 2935A/PR/1/17
    Record set: Devon Baptisms
    Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Record collection: Births & baptisms
    Collections from: Great Britain.
  50. Napoleonic War - Army of Reserve.
    First Name: Angel
    Last Name: Edwards
    Year: 1803
    Place: Hatherleigh
    County: Devon
    Unit Or Regiment: 10th Battalion
    Status: Substitute
    Reference: E182/209(pt3)
    Volume: Vol. 8
    Category: Military, armed forces & conflict
    Record collection: Other wars & conflicts
    Collections from: Great Britain.
  51. Napoleonic War - Regimental indexes 1806.
    First Name: Angel
    Last Name: Edwards
    Year: 1803
    Enlistment month: Nov
    Enlistment Day: 25
    Regiment: 1/8th Foot
    Rank: Private
    WO25: 923
    Category: Military, armed forces & conflict
    Record collection: Regimental & service records
    Collections from: Great Britain.
  52. British Army, War of 1812 Casualties.
    First name(s): Angel
    Last name: Edwards
    Birth place: Devonshire
    Former occupation:Labourer
    Year: 1814
    Rank: Private
    Regiment or Unit: 8th (King's) Regiment of Foot - 1st Battalion
    Place or action: Lundy's Lane
    Company number: 1
    Removal date: 02 Aug 1814
    Manner of removal: Died of Wounds
    Record set: British Army, War of 1812 Casualties
    Category: Military, armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory: Service Records
    Collections from: Great Britain.
  53. Ibid.
    First name(s): Angel
    Last name: Edwards
    Birth place: Atherly [should be Hatherleigh] Devonshire
    Former occupation:Labourer
    Year: 1814
    Rank: Private
    Regiment or Unit: 8th (King's) Regiment of Foot - 1st Battalion
    Place or action: Lundy's Lane
    Company officer: Captain Francis Campbell
    Company number: 1
    Removal date: 11 Sep 1814
    Manner of removal: Died of Wounds
    Record set: British Army, War of 1812 Casualties
    Category: Military, armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory: Service Records
    Collections from: Great Britain.
  54. Ibid.
    Former occupation:Labourer.
  55. Ibid.
    Place or action: Lundy's Lane
    Removal date: 02 Aug 1814
    Manner of removal: Died of Wounds.
  56. Ibid.
    Place or action: Lundy's Lane
    Removal date: 11 Sep 1814
    Manner of removal: Died of Wounds.
  57. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast).
    First name(s): Elias
    Last name: Edwards.
  58. Devon Marriages (FindMyPast).
    Groom's First Name(s): Elias
    Groom's Last Name: Edwards.
  59. 1851 England Census.
    Name: Elias Edwards.
  60. 1861 England Census.
    Name: Elias Edwards.
  61. England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1915.
    Name: Elias Edwards.
  62. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast).
    Baptism date: 20 Aug 1786
    Baptism place: North Tawton, St Peter
    County: Devon.
  63. 1851 England Census.
    Age: 65
    Estimated birth year: abt 1786
    Where born: Northtawton, Devon.
  64. 1861 England Census.
    Age: 78
    Estimated birth year: 1783
    Where born: North Tawton, Devon.
  65. England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1915.
    Estimated birth year: abt 1782
    Registration Year: 1871
    Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Age at Death: 89.
  66. Ibid.
    Name: Elias Edwards
    Estimated birth year: abt 1782
    Registration Year: 1871
    Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Age at Death: 89
    Registration district: Okehampton
    Inferred County: Devonshire
    Volume: 5b
    Page: 300.
  67. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast).
    First name(s): Israel
    Last name: Edwards.
  68. Devon Marriages (FindMyPast).
    Groom's First Name(s): Israel
    Groom's Last Name: Edwards.
  69. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985.
    Name: Israel Edwards.
  70. Death Record, Register of Deaths in the District of Brighton in the Colony of Victoria, Australia.
    Name: Israel Edwards.
  71. Devon Baptism Registers (FindMyPast).
    Baptism date: 20 Aug 1786
    Baptism place: North Tawton, St Peter
    County: Devon.
  72. 1841 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece: 258; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Monk Okehampton; County: Devon; Enumeration District: 6; Folio: 7; Page: 8; Line: 14; GSU roll: 241327.
    Age: 55
    Estimated birth year: abt 1786
    Where born: Devon.
  73. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985.
    Age: 99
    Registration Year: 1877
    Estimated birth year: abt 1778.
  74. Death Record, Register of Deaths in the District of Brighton in the Colony of Victoria, Australia.
    Death Date: 28th October 1877
    Age: 102 years (supposed to be)
    Where born: Oakhampton, Devonshire, England (there is an alteration stating birth place as North Totton - [ie. should be North Tawton]).
  75. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985.
    Name: Israel Edwards
    Death Place: Victoria
    Age: 99
    Father's Name: U
    Mother's name: Grace Rickett
    Registration Year: 1877
    Registration Place: Victoria
    Registration Number: 10155
    Estimated birth year: abt 1778.
  76. Victorian Year-Book, 1877-8.
    Oct 28.-Death, at Brighton, of Israel Edwards, native of Devonshire, England. He fought with Nelson at Trafalgar, and was perhaps the oldest man in Victoria at the time of his death ; his age variously stated to be between 102 and 106 years.
  77. Death Record, Register of Deaths in the District of Brighton in the Colony of Victoria, Australia.
    1877 Deaths in the District of Brighton in the Colony of Victoria
    Date: 28th October 1877
    Where died: William Street, Brighton, Borough of Brighton, County of Bourke
    Name: Israel Edwards
    Occupation: Laborer
    Sex: Male
    Age: 102 years (supposed to be)
    Cause of death: Natural decay 7 weeks
    Medical Attendant: Henry Howe Woodhouse who last saw deceased on 27th October 1877
    Name of Father: - Edwards
    Profession of father: Scythe manufacturer
    Name of mother: Grace Edwards formerly Rickett
    Informant: George Brown Cox who put his mark, Son-in-law, William Street, Brighton
    Registrar: Samuel J? Simmonds, 29th October 1877, Brighton
    Buried: 29th October 1877 at the Brighton Cemetery
    Undertakers: St.... B Gifford
    Minister at Burial: Revd John Legge, Congregational Minister
    Witness of Burial: John Heaton
    Where born: Oakhampton, Devonshire, England (there is an alteration stating birth place as North Totton - [ie. should be North Tawton])
    How long in Australian Colonies: about 5 years South Australia, about 25 years Victoria
    Married: Hatherleigh, Devonshire, England to Susanna Saunders
    Issue in order of Birth, their Names and Ages:
    Louisa 59 years
    Charlotte 56 years
    Angel - not known if living
    Richard 49 years
    Eliza 46 years
    Johanna 45 years
    Ann 41 years
    Thomas dead.
  78. The Edinburgh Evening News, 23 January 1878 - (similar notices appeared in the Dundee Courier on 24 and 25th January 1878).
    A CENTENARIAN. - A man named Israel Edwards, who fought with Nelson at Trafalgar, died at Brighton, Victoria on October 20th, aged 105 years
    [Note the discrepancy with the date of death and age].
  79. FamilySearch, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
    Name: Abet Edwards.
  80. Ibid., England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
    Christening Date: 28 Feb 1790
    Christening Place: HATHERLEIGH,DEVON.
  81. Ibid., England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
    Name: Abet Edwards
    Gender: Female
    Christening Date: 28 Feb 1790
    Christening Place: HATHERLEIGH,DEVON,ENGLAND
    Father's Name: Nathl Edwards
    Mother's Name: Grace
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05104-1
    System Origin: England-ODM
    GS Film number: 917141.
  82. Devon Marriages (FindMyPast).
    Groom's First name(s): Nathanael
    Groom's Last name: Edwards
    Occupation: Blacksmith
    Marriage year: 1775
    Marriage date: 28 Aug 1775
    Parish: Inwardleigh
    Marriage place: Inwardleigh
    Bride's First Name: Grace
    Bride's Last Name: Riccard
    Condition: Spinster
    Residence: Of this Parish
    County: Devon
    Nathaniel Edwards (signed)
    Grace Riccard put her mark
    Witnesses: Richard Smith & Mary Weekes
    Record set: Devon Marriages
    Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Record collection: Marriages & divorces
    Collections from: Great Britain.
  83. Devon Banns Registers 1538-1915 (FindMyPast).
    Groom's First name(s): Nathanael
    Groom's Last name: Edwards
    Occupation: Blacksmith
    Banns date: 13, 20, 27 Aug 1775
    Parish: Inwardleigh, St Petrock
    Bride's first name: Grace
    Bride's last name: Riccard
    Condition: Spinster
    Bride's residence: Inwardleigh St Petrock
    County: Devon
    Country: England
    Archive reference: 3211A/PR/1/4
    Record set: Devon Banns Registers 1538-1915
    Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Record collection: Marriages & divorces
    Collections from: Great Britain.
  84. National Archives, Reference: 2917 A/PO 8/6. Orders of Settlement.
    11 October 1780.
    [Removal from Inwardleigh to Hatherleigh].
    ...Nathaniel Edwards, Grace his wife and Beaton aged about four years old and Mariah one years old their daughters...


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