Serle ~ Fourth Generation

    Issue of George Searl and Mary Tucker  
1.   John Tucker SEARL (1)
Bap 16 May 1759 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records). '16th May. John Tucker son of George & Mary Searl" (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Bur 29 Aug 1762 as SARLE (sic) John Tucker (ref KPR); writing obscure, probably meant for Searle (ref fmp Devon burials image).

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2.   George SEARLE
Bap 28 Oct 1761 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records).'George Searle s of George & Mary'(ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Probable marriage of George the one on 12 Jun 1791 at Saint Mary Major, Exeter, Devon, of George SERLE to Elizabeth HODGE (ref FamilySearch M05100-1 & findmypast).

Burials of either not found in fmp.

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    Children:  
  1. John SERLE bap 1793 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  2. Mary Jane SEARLE born 1800 at Kenton, Devon
 
3.   John Tucker SEARLE (2)
Bap 2 Dec 1763 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England, John Tucker, son of George & Mary Searle (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Banns of Marriage between John Serle and Sarah Easterbrook, Sojourner, were published 11 March, 18 March, 25 March 1792 (ref fmp image).

Marr 27 Mar 1792 (in name of John Serle) in Kenton Parish to Sarah EASTERBROOK (ref K IGI records).
John Serle of this parish and Sarah Easterbrook Sojourner were married in this church by Banns this 27th day of March in the year 1792 by me .. Signed The sign of John Serle, the sign of Sarah Easterbrook; witnesses John Bond, William Morey (ref fmp Devon marriages image)

Probably this one:
Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: East Town, Kenton.
John Searle. Age 80. Age Lab. Born Devon.
Sarah Searle. Age 80. Born Devon.

Death reg of John Searle Jun qtr 1842 at St Thomas dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Burial of John Searle 19 Jun 1842 at Kenton dist aged 83 (i.e. born c1759) (ref fmp Devon Burials).

Death reg of Sarah Searle Mar qtr 1843 at St Thomas dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Burial of Sarah Searle 26 Feb 1843 at Kenton dist aged 83 (i.e. born c1760) (ref fmp Devon Burials).

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    Children:  
  1. John SERLE bap 1792 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  2. Elizabeth SEARLES born 1800 at Kenton parish, Devon
 
4.   Edward Tucker SEARLE
Bap 26 Dec 1765 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England as Edward (ref KPR and K IGI records). 'Edward Searle s of George & Mary' (ref fmp Devon baptisms)
Died as infant, buried 11 Mar 1767 in Kenton parish (ref KPR as Edward Tucker Searle and fmp Devon burials image).

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5.   Mary SEARLE
Bap 18 Jan 1769 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records). 'Mary Searle d of George & Mary' (ref fmp Devon baptisms).

Marr 10 Jul 1789 in All Saints Church, Kenton Parish to William HODGE (ref KPR and K IGI records).
Both were of the parish; witnesses were Jacob Toby and Elizabeth Hodge (ref fmp Devon Marriages).
William's death (between 1801 and 1818) has not been identified in IGI as Hodge is a very frequent name in Devon records.

There is a marriage of Mary HODGE, widow, to Thomas GARNSWORTHY, bachelor, on 3 May 1819 at Kenton (ref IGI index and Devon Marriage Transcripts in fmp). Agness SERLE is the witness (ref KPR). Thomas was born c1764 (ref burial).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Next to Mary's brother William and Niece Mary:
Thos Garnsworthy. Age 75. Waterman. Born Devon.
Mary Garnsworthy. Age 70. Born Devon.

Thomas died 1848, death reg June qtr 1848 at St Thomas District (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Thomas Garnsworthy 7 May 1848 at Starcross, aged 84, abode Starcross (ref fmp Devon Burials).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Address Alphington St, St Thomas.
Together with Mary's son John's wife Elizabeth and 2 Lucas relatives of Elizabeth:
Mary Garnsworthy. Mother in law. Wid. Age 82. Annuitant. Born Devon, Starcross.

Ref 1861 census.Devon, England. Civil Parish of Exeter St Thomas the Apostle. Institution: St Thomas Union Workhouse. 24 inmates.
Mary Garnsworthy. Inmate. W. Age 92. Born Devon, Kenton.
The St Thomas Union Workhouse was run by her son James. The census was on the 7th April 1861.

Mary died shortly afterwards, her death reg June qtr 1861 at St Thomas District (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Mary Garnsworthy 9 May 1861 at Kenton, aged 92, abode Union House, St Thomas (ref fmp Devon Burials).

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    Children:  
  1. William Hamlyn HODGE bap 1790 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  2. James HODGE bap 1791 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  3. John HODGE bap 1794 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  4. Mary HODGE bap 1797 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  5. George HODGE bap 1800 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  6. Thomas HODGE born 1802 at Kenton parish, Devon
 
6.   William SEARLE
Bap 30 Jan 1771 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records). 'William Searle s of George & Mary' (ref fmp Devon baptisms).

Marr 19 June 1796 in Kenton Parish (as William Serle) to Mary JELFE (ref KPR and K IGI records). She presumably died before 1841.

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Next to William's sister Mary and her husband Thos Garnsworthy.
Together with daughter Mary (30):
William Serle. Age 70. Mason. Born Devon.

William was a witness to the marriage of daughter Mary in 1846, and was a Mason.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Ecclesiastical District of Starcross. Registration District of St Thomas. Address Starcross District.
Together with dau Mary Quintin (44), son in law Peter Quintin (40):
Willm Serle. Head. Widower. Age 80. Mason. Born Devon, Starcross.

Death reg of William Searle Dec qtr 1857 at St Thomas dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
William bur 24 Dec 1857 at Exminster, Devon (ref Starcross records).

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1851 census
    Children:  
  1. William SEARLE bap 1797 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  2. John SEARLE bap 1799 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  3. James SEARLE bap 1801 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  4. Edward SEARLE bap 1804 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  5. Mary SERLE bap 1806 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  6. George SERLE/SEARLE bap 1808 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  7. Charles SERLE bap 1811 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  8. Elizabeth SERLE bap 1813 at Kenton parish, Devon
 
7.   James SERLE
Bap 27 Mar 1777 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records). 'James son of George Serle and Mary his wife" (ref fmp Devon baptisms).

Marr 3 Jan 1804 in Kenton Parish to Agnes DUNSFORD (listed as Agness Densford in the IGI record) (ref KPR and K IGI records). 'James Serle & Agnes Densford (Dunsford), both of this parish, banns, witnesses Charles Tucker, John Bond'. She was probably the Agnes who was christened (as AGNISS) on 17 Mar 1776 at Farringdon, Devon, daughter of William and Ann (ref IGI). She may have been a dau of William DUNSFORD and Ann NICKS, who were married on 23 Jan 1760 at Broad Clyst (ref IGI); there are 4 children baptised at Broad Clyst with father William Dunsford and no mother given, being Thomas (1761), Mary (1763), William (1766), Ann (1770). Broad Clyst is about 8 km (about 5 miles) from Farringdon which makes this a likely scenario. See DUNSFORD tree for further details.

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: Starcross.
Together with presumably dau Eliza (45, age wrong):
James Serle. Age 60. Shoe M. Born in Devon.
Agnes Serle. Age 60. Born in Devon.

Agnes died 18 Nov 1845 at "5 pm at 50 Drummond St London " (ref her death cert). It seems she fell ill while visiting her son and family. It was reg Dec qtr 1845 at St Pancras district (ref FreeBMD). She was buried in St. Giles' Cemetery, Old St. Pancras, London (ref Starcross grave inscription); see her burial record at St Giles In The Fields, London, buried 26 Nov 1845, aged 69; her surname is obscure (ref Ancestry London Burials, Bishop's Transcript).

James' occupation was mariner, fisherman and cobbler. In Agnes' death cert she is stated to be the wife of James Serle, a Gentleman. So by 1845, this shoemaker/cordwainer had accumulated considerable wealth which he invested in housing. Perhaps he inherited money between 1841 and 1845?

Ref 1851 census. Hampshire, England. Address Rectory Lodge, Hamble le Rice.
Together with daughter Eliza (35) (Horsman) and her family:
James Serle. Visitor. Widr. Age 74. Proprietor of Houses. Born Devon, Kenton.

James died 17th Oct 1855. The death was reg Dec qtr 1855 at St Thomas district, Devon as Searle (ref FreeBMD).
James was buried 25 Oct 1855 at Starcross parish aged 78; his abode was Starcross (ref fmp Devon Burials).
James was buried in the churchyard at Starcross, Devon. The inscription reads "In memory of James Serle who died October 17th. 1855 aged 78. Also of Agnes Serle his wife who died Nov 18th 1845 aged 69 and was buried in St. Giles' Cemetery, Old St. Pancras, London".

In the Will of James written in 1854, most of the considerable estate was bequeathed to his daughter Eliza Horsman, consisting of a house in London and five cottages in Devon, and she was appointed as sole Executrix. Other beneficiaries with small cash amounts were son James and his children Frederick, Walter & Eliza; sons Frederick and Thomas, grandsons Thomas Serle and Frederick and Robert Horsman. A possible reason why Eliza received the bulk of the estate was that all three of the sons had moved away from Devon, two to Australia and one to London.

Will of 27th Sep 1854
I James Serle of the District of Starcross in the Parish of Kenton in the County of Devon being of sound and perfect mind do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament bearing date this twenty seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four in manner following that is to say first I give and bequeath to my daughter Eliza Horsman the house and cottage number twenty six Hastings Street situate and being in the Parish of Saint Pancras London in the County of Middlesex and four cottages at Starcross and one cottage at Cofford all in the Parish of Kenton aforesaid also all my goods and chattels of whatsoever description and I also appoint her my whole and sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament subject to the following bequest which I enumerate namely she Eliza Horsman my daughter aforesaid shall give to my son James Serle her brother ten pounds and his two sons Frederick Serle five pounds and Walter Serle five pounds and to their sister Eliza Serle five pounds to be paid to them after the expiration of twelve months after my decease also to my son her brother Frederick Serle ten pounds also to Thomas Serle her brother ten pounds to be paid at the expiration of twelve months after my decease and also to Thomas Serle my Grandson ten pounds when he shall have served out his time as an Apprentice Also to my Grandsons Frederick and Robert Horsman twenty pounds to be placed in the Savings Bank until such time as they shall respectively have attained the age of twenty one years and then at such time be equitably proportioned between them Should the before named Eliza Horsman in case of her decease before her two sons Frederick and Robert Horsman shall have respectively attained the age of twenty one years they shall be entitled to receive all that I have herein bequeathed unto their mother and also bequeath to my son in law Robert Horsman five pounds and lastly do I hereby appoint Robert Horsman and James Serle trustees to see that every bequest contained in this my last Will and Testament is fully carried out and are performed.

FROM WHOM ELIZABETH SHADE NEE GRIERSON IS DESCENDED.

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    Children:  
  1. James SERLE born 1804 at Starcross, Devon  
  2. Frederick William Dunsford SERLE born 1806 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  3. Eliza SERLE born 1808 at Kenton parish, Devon  
  4. Thomas John SERLE born 1812 at Starcross, Devon  
    Other tree from Kenton - 1 - James Sarel & Susanna Sparkes gen 4  
    James SAREL (Searle, Serle)

James was born c1763 according to the record at burial, if this is the correct person. There is a possible baptism for this James on 13 Feb 1763 at Alphington, son of James and Eli. Sarell (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

James SAREL married Susanna SPARKES on 27 Sep 1789 at Kenton, Devon (ref IGI, M051251, 0916851). The Banns of James Serle and Susanna Sparkes were read on 6, 13 & 20 September 1789 at Kenton; the marriage was 27 Sep 1789, both were of this parish, and although the celebrant used the spelling 'Serle', the actual signatures were James Sarel, and the mark of Susanna Sparkes; the witnesses were John Bond and Benjamin Anstey.

Susanna was born c1766 (according to her burial and the 1841 census) in Devon (ref 1841 census). There is a possible baptism at St Gregory the Great, Dawlish, on 29 Jun 1766, after her birth on 10 Jun 1766, dau of George and Mary Sparke (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Their children were baptised from 1790 to 1811 at Kenton, Devon.
Burial of James Searle 7 Feb 1821 at Kenton aged 58, abode Kenton (ref fmp Devon Burials indexed incorrectly as Searl).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: Village, Kenton.
Susanna Serle. Ind. Age 75. Born in Devon.

Burial of Susan Searle 19 May 1850 at Kenton, abode Kenton, aged 84 (ref fmp Devon Burials).















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    Children:  
  1. James SEARLE (1) bap 1790 at Kenton, Devon  
  2. John SERLE bap 1792 at Kenton, Devon  
  3. Mary Ann SERLE bap 1793 at Kenton, Devon  
  4. James SEARLE (2) bap 1796 at Kenton, Devon  
  5. George SERLE bap 1798 at Kenton, Devon  
  6. Sarah Sparkes SEARLE born 1800, bap 1800 at Kenton, Devon  
  7. William SERLE born 1803, bap 1803 at Kenton, Devon  
  8. Thomas SERLE born 1805, bap 1805 at Kenton, Devon  
  9. Henry SERLE born 1807, bap 1807 at Kenton, Devon  
  10. Samuel SERLE born 1811, bap 1811 at Kenton, Devon  
    Other tree from Kenton - 2 - James Searle & Hannah Gave gen 5  
    Other tree from Kenton - 3 - Daniel Searle & Mary Corner gen 5  


Fully revised 17 Sep 2015