Serle ~ Fifth Generation

    Issue of George Searle/Serle and Elizabeth  
1.   John SERLE
Bap 19 Jan 1793 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records).

There are 3 occurrences of John Serle/Searle bap 1792 and 1793 in Kenton. See below, and in the other family at the bottom of the page. The latter was a butcher and died in 1881.

One of the two on this page was buried 13 Mar 1815 at Kenton, as John Searle, aged 23, residence South Town, Kenton (ref fmp Devon Burials image). The other has not yet been traced.
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2.   Mary Jane SEARLE
Born 13 Oct 1800 (ref KPR and K IGI records).
Bap 25 Jan 1801 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records).

Possible death reg of Mary Jane Searle Jun qtr 1846 at St Thomas dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD); but not found in 1841 census.
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    Issue of John Tucker Searle and Sarah Easterbrook  
1.   John SERLE
Bap 7 Oct 1792 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records).
Oct 7th. John son of John Serle & Sarah his wife (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image for Kenton parish).

Probably burial for him on 13 Mar 1815 at Kenton, as John Searle, aged 23, residence South Town, Kenton (ref fmp Devon Burials image).
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2.   Elizabeth SEARLES
Born 17 Aug 1800 (ref KPR).
Bap 31 Aug 1800 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records).
Aug 31st. Elizabeth, dr of John and Sarah Searles born Aug 17 1800 (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image for Kenton parish).
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    Issue of Mary Searle and William Hodge  
1.   William Hamlyn HODGE
This could very easily be Hemlyn, in the original record in findmypast.
Bap 5 Mar 1790 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England, son of Will & Mary (name given as Hodges) (ref K IGI records).

William may have married Sarah TRACY; the Banns finished on 15 Sep 1811 at All Saints, Kenton, but the marriage record is not in fmp.

Burial of William Hodge 27 Aug 1826 at Kenton, aged 37, abode Star Cross (ref fmp Devon Burials).

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2.   James HODGE
Born at Starcross, Devon, England (ref 1851 census).
Bap 29 May 1791 in Kenton Parish, Devon, James, son of William Hodge & Mary his wife England (ref K IGI records & fmp Devon Baptisms).

Marriage 19 Oct 1818 at St Botolph, Bishopgate, London, of James Hodge to Elizabeth Sophia TRIGGS; both were of that parish; by banns; witnesses John Serle, Mary Dunsford (ref Ancestry London Marriages). It is not certain which John Serle this is, but the Mary Dunsford signature is that of Mary born c1792, daughter of Thomas Dunsford who was brother of Agnes Dunsford who married James Serle, James' Hodge's uncle. They are on the same level as a type of cousin connected by the marriage of his uncle to her aunt, and perhaps both being in London made a connection for them. Elizabeth was christened 13 Jul 1795 in Gidleigh Parish, Devon, England (as Elisabeth) (ref IGI records), dau of William TRIGGS and Elizabeth.

Prior to 1841 James became Master and Elizabeth became Matron of St Thomas Poor Law Union Workhouse, in St Thomas parish, west of Exeter.

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Thomas The Apostle.
Institution: St Thomas Union Workhouse.
Together with about 100 male and 100 female inmates, a School Master, Porter, Nurse and 2 House Servants:
Together with children George (13), Henry (11), Robert (8), Charlotte (3):
James Hodge. Age 45. Master. Born in Devon.
Elizabeth Hodge. Age 40. Matron. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Exeter St Thomas The Apostle.
Institution: St Thomas Union Workhouse.
Together with staff and many inmates, and children Robert T (18), Charlotte (12):
James Hodge. Master. Mar. Age 59. Master of Workhouse. Born Starcross, Devon.
Elizabeth S. Hodge. Matron. Mar. Age 54. Matron of Workhouse. Born Lidford, Devon.

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Exeter St Thomas The Apostle.
Institution: St Thomas Union Workhouse.
Together with staff and many inmates and grandson Charles (12):
James Hodge. Master. Mar. Age 69. Born Devon, Kenton.
Elizabeth Sophia Hodge. Matron. Mar. Age 65. Born Devon, Lydford.

James died 3 Feb 1864 at the Union Workhouse. His death reg Mar qtr 1864 at St Thomas district, Devonshire.
Burial of James Hodge 9 Feb 1864 at St Thomas, Exeter; residence Workhouse; aged 73 (ref fmp Devon Burials).
"HODGE James. Effects under 450. 23 March [1864]. The Will of James Hodge late of the Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle in the County of Devon Master of the Union Workhouse there deceased who died 3 February 1864 at the Union Workhouse aforesaid was proved at Exeter by the oath of Elizabeth Sophia Hodge of the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle aforesaid Widow the Relict the sole Executrix." (ref Ancestry National Probate).

Ref 1871 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of St Anne. Ecclesiastical Parish of Lewes. Institution: Lewes Union.
Together with many inhabitants, son in law George Rossiter & 4 grandchildren:
Elizabeth Hodge. Visitor. Widow. Age 74. Born Devon, Chafford.

Elizabeth died 12 Apr 1877 at Devonport, Devon. Elizabeth's death was reg Jun qtr 1877 at Stoke Damerel dist aged 80 (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Elizabeth Sophia Hodge 16 Apr 1877 at St Thomas, Exeter; "Matron of St Thomas Union for many years"; residence Devonport; aged 80 (ref fmp Devon Burials).
"HODGE Elizabeth Sophia. Effects under 200. 1 June [1877]. The Will of Elizabeth Sophia Hodge formerly of the City of Exeter but late of Devonport in the County of Devon Widow who died 12 April 1877 at 73 Fore-street Devonport was proved at Exeter by George Frederick Youlton of Devonport Bank Manager the sole Executor." (Ref Ancestry National Probate) [This was the address of the Devonport Bank where George Youlton was living in 1871. See next generation for other connections.]

James and Elizabeth were buried at St Thomas. Various letters relating to James exist in family archives of E.Shade.

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    Children:  
  1. Elizabeth Triggs HODGE born c1819 in Devon  
  2. James William Henry HODGE born 1820 at Tedburn St Mary, Devon  
  3. Charles John HODGE bap 1824 at Exeter, Devon  
  4. George Thomas HODGE bap 1827 at Exeter, Devon  
  5. Francis HODGE bap 1829 at Exeter, Devon  
  6. Henry HODGE bap 1829 at Exeter, Devon  
  7. Robert Triggs HODGE bap 1833 at Exeter, Devon  
  8. Alfred HODGE bap 1835 at Exeter, Devon  
  9. Charlotte HODGE born 1838 at St Thomas dist, Devon
 
3.   John HODGE
Bap 2 Nov 1794 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref K IGI records).

John married Elizabeth, surname unknown; she was born c1796 at Bishopsteignton, Devon (ref census). The Harriett Lucas mentioned as a niece below was a daughter of Mary Lucas but a marriage has not been found for an Elizabeth Lucas to John Hodge and Harriett may have been a great-niece or other relative. No connection has been found with Joanna Lucas (below).

Burial of John Hodge 21 Feb 1830 at St Thomas, Exeter aged 35; residence Alphington St (ref fmp Devon Burials). John was a plasterer of Alphington St in the 1827 baptism of son George Henry.

Ref 1841. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Thomas The Apostle. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Alphington Pl.
Elizabeth Hodge. Age 40. Schoolmistress. Born in Devon.
G H Hodge. (m). Age 14. Born in Devon.[her son]
H Lucas (f). Age 1. Born in Devon. [see above, indexed as H Lucas Hodge]

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Address Alphington St, St Thomas.
Elizabeth Hodge. Head. Wid. Age 55. Schoolmistress. Born Devon, Bishopsteignton.
Mary Garnsworthy. Mother in law. Wid. Age 82. Annuitant. Born Devon, Starcross.
Harriett Lucas. Niece. Age 11. Scholar. Born Devon, St Thomas. [see above]
Joanna Lucas. Visitor. Age 61. Mar. Born Devon, Bishopsteignton.[see above]

Elizabeth not found in 1861 census.

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    Child:  
  1. George Henry HODGE bap 1827 at Exeter, Devon
 
4.   Mary HODGE
Bap 24 Sep 1797 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref K IGI records); Mary, dau of William Hodge & Mary his wife (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

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5.   George HODGE
Bap 2 Mar 1800 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref K IGI records); born 26 Feb 1800, bap 2 Mary 1800 at Kenton, George, son of Wm & Mary Hodge (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

George married Sarah, surname unknown, born c1801 at Bishop Stortford, Herts (ref 1851 census), or c1791 at Seavington, Somerset (ref 1861 census).

His occupation was given as Mariner on one occasion. Various letters relating to him exist in family archives of E.Shade. The census records say that he was a proprietor of houses, and a retired tailor.

Not found in 1841 census.
Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of St George Hanover Square. Address: 10 South Molton St, St George Hanover Square.
George Hodge. Head. Mar. Age 51. Master Tailor employing 1 man. Born Starcross, Devon.
Sarah Hodge. Wife. Mar. Age 50. Formerly servant. Born Bishop Stortford, Herts.
Together with a servant and 4 lodgers.

Because of the great difference of ages and birthplaces of wives Sarah in 1851, it is possible that they are two separate people, and there is a marriage of a George Hodge to Sarah Scott in Mar qtr 1859 at Wellington dist, Somerset (ref FreeBMD). However, more information is needed to be sure.

Ref 1861 census. Somerset, England. Civil Parish of Huish Episcopi. Registration District of Langport. Address New Town.
George Hodge. Head. Mar. Age 62. Proprietor of Houses. Born Devon, Kenton.
Sarah Hodge. Wife. Mar. Age 70. Born Somerset, Seavington.

There is a death reg of a Sarah Hodge in Jun qtr 1868 at Langport district however the age given is 84 (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1871 census. Somerset, England. Civil Parish of Huish Episcopi. Ecclesiastical District of Bath and Wells. Registration District of Langport. Address Newtown.
Together with a servant:
George Hodge. Head. Widr. Age 71. Retired Tailor. Born Devon, Kenton.

George's death reg Sep qtr 1877 at Langport dist aged 77 (ref FreeBMD).
When he died on 25 Sep 1877 at Langport Somerset, from dropsy, he was quite wealthy and left an estate valued at over 2000 pounds. Beneficiaries on Australia at the time were Alfred Hodge, his sister Mary Ann and cousin Charles each receiving 110 pounds. (ref Pat Hodge 2006).
"HODGE George. Effects under 3,000. 10 November. The Will of George Hodge late of Newtown in the Parish of Huish Episcopi in the County of Somerset Gentleman who died 25 September 1877 at Newtown was proved at Taunton by Richard Fry of Wick in the Parish of Cutty Rivell in the said County Retired Gardener and Sampson Churchill of Langport in the said County Butcher the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

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6.   Thomas HODGE
Born 20 Dec 1802.
Bap 26 Dec 1802 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref K IGI records).
Not found in any census records. There are some possible marriages in Devon.
Burial not found in fmp.

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    Issue of William Searle and Mary Jelfe  
1.   William SEARLE (Serle)
Bap 6 Aug 1797 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records); William son of William Searle and Mary his wife (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Bur 30 Sep 1834, William Searle, Starcross, Devon, England aged 37; entry annotated as with his brother James "this name ought to be Serle - W. Powley Incumbent Aug 8th 1835" (ref fmp Devon Burials).
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2.   John SEARLE
Born 6 Sep 1799 (ref KPR).
Bap 29 Sep 1799 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records).

No further information found.
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3.   James SEARLE (Serle)
Born 4 July 1801 (ref KPR).
Bap 19 Jul 1801 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records); James son of William & Mary Searle born July 4 1801 (ref fmp Devon Baptisms)

Buried 29 Mar 1833, Starcross, Devon, England aged 32; entry annotated as with his brother William "this name ought to be Serle - W. Powley Incumbent Aug 8th 1835" (ref fmp Devon Burials)
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4.   Edward SEARLE (Serle)
Born 20 Jan 1804 (ref KPR).
Bap 8 Feb 1804 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records). Feb 8 1804 at Kenton, Edward, son of William and Mary Searle, born Jan 20th 1804 (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Married 2 Apr 1829 at Exeter St John to Elizabeth DAY; both were sojourners in the parish; both parties were of age; witnesses Wm Allen, Betty Allen (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Elizabeth was born 3 Aug 1796, bap 30 Oct 1796 at Witheridge, Devon, surname DEY on the baptism, dau of John DEY and Mary (ref IGI records & fmp Devon baptisms). (The baptism, marriage and census records together point to this being the correct Elizabeth.)

Edward's occupation was Boatman/Waterman/Lighterman.

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Starcross, Kenton.
Together with sons Richd (8), George (5):
Edwd Serle. Age 35. Waterman. Born in Devon.
Elizth Serle. Age 35. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census at Starcross District, parish of Kenton.
Together with sons Richd (17), George (14):
Elizabeth Serle (sic). Head. M. Age 52. Housekeeper. Born Devon Witheridge.
Edward not found.

Ref 1861 census at Strand, Starcross, parish of Kenton.
Together with son George (24):
Edward Serle (sic). Head. M. Age 57. Waterman. Born Devon Starcross.
Elizabeth Serle. Wife. M. Age 63. Born Devon Witherbridge (sic).

Ref 1871 census at 4 Strand, Starcross, parish of Kenton.
Edward Searle (sic). Head. M. Age 68. Boatman River. Born Devon Starcross.
Betty Searle. Wife. M. Age 74. Born Devon Witheridge.

Death reg of Edward Searle Dec qtr 1877 at St Thomas dist aged 73 (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Edward Serle 3 Dec 1877 at Starcross aged 74 (ref fmp Devon Burials). The record contains the annotation "Killed on Thursday Nov 29 at 2:36 by the down train S D R while crossing the line".
"FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE RAILWAY AT STARCROSS. A man named Edward Serle, about 75 years of age, was killed yesterday afternoon by the train due at Starcross at 2 36. He was crossing from the river side of the line and had waited for the up train then just leaving the station, but did not observe the down train then just leaving the station, but did not observe the down train, and directly he got on the line he was caught and dreadfully mutilated. His remains are now at the Courtenay Arms, where an inquest will be held."

Ref 1881 census at 7 Bonhay Soad, Starcross, parish of Kenton.
Together with children George (43) and his children Jane (16), Eliza (12), Geoge H (10), Albert (7):
Elizabeth Serle. Mother. Widow. Age 84. Boatman's Wife. Born Devon Witheridge.

Elizabeth died 17 May 1885 age 88 (ref her DC).
Death reg of Elizabeth Serle Jun qtr 1885 at St Thomas dist aged 88 (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Elizabeth Serle 21 May 1885 at Starcross aged 88 (ref fmp Devon Burials).

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    Children:  
  1. William James SERLE bap 1831 at Starcross parish, Devon  
  2. Richard SERLE bap 1833 at Starcross parish, Devon  
  3. Mary Jane SERLE bap 1835 at Starcross parish, Devon  
  4. George SERLE bap 1836 at Starcross parish, Devon
 
5.   Mary SERLE
Born 18 Jan 1806 (ref KPR) at Starcross, Devon, England.
Bap 9 Feb 1806 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records). Feb 9th Mary, dau of Willm & Mary Serle born Jan 18th 1806 (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Occupation Schoolmistress.

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas.
Together with her father:
Mary Serle. Age 30. School. Born Devon.

Married Sep qtr 1846 at St Thomas District to Peter QUINTIN (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 20 Sep 1846 at the church at Starcross; Peter was full age, bachelor, Labourer, residence Starcross, son of Samuel Quintin, Labourer; Mary was full age, spinster, residence Starcross, dau of William Serle, Mason; Banns; witnesses Wm Serle, the mark of Elizabeth Serle (ref fmp Devon Marriages).

Bap of Peter Quintin 22 Oct 1811 at Hawkchurch, Dorset, son of Samuel & Mary Quintin (ref Ancestry England Select Births & Christenings).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Ecclesiastical District of Starcross. Registration District of St Thomas. Address Starcross District.
Together with her father Willm Serle (80):
Peter Quintin. Son in law. Mar. Age 40. Lab. Born Dorset, Hawkchurch.
Mary Quintin. Dau. Mar. Age 44. Schoolmistress. Born Devon, Starcross.

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Parish of West Teignmouth. Town of Teignmouth. Address: 18 Fore St, West Teignmouth.
Peter Quinton. Head. Mar. Age 49. Agricultural labour. Born Dorset, Hawkchurch.
Mary Quinton. Wife. Age 55. Born Devon, Starcross.

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of West Teignmouth. Address: Exeter Road, West Teignmouth.
Peter Quintin. Head. Mar. Age 59. General Labourer. Born Dorset.
Mary Quintin. Wife. Mar. Age 65. Schoolmistress. Born Devon, Starcross.

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Parish of West Teignmouth. Address: 6 Boscawen Place (Exeter Road), West Teignmouth.
Peter Quintin. Head. Mar. Age 69. General Labourer. Born Dorset, Hawkchurch.
Mary Quintin. Wife. Mar. Age 75. Born Devon, Starcross.

Death reg of Mary Quinton [sic] Mar qtr 1882 at Newton Abbot dist aged 76 (ref FreeBMD). No burial or probate found.

Peter died 4 Nov 1889. Death reg of Peter Quintin Dec qtr 1889 at Newton A. Dist (ref FreeBMD).
"QUINTIN Peter. Personal Estate 31 6s. 24 January [1890]. The Will of Peter Quintin late of the Parish of West Teignmouth in the County of Devon Gardener who died 4 November 1889 at Teignmouth was proved at Exeter by John Tidball Berry of Teignmouth Gardener the sole Executor." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

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6.   George SERLE
Born 10 Jun 1808 (ref KPR).
Bap 24 Jul 1808 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England as George Serle (ref KPR and K IGI records). 'George Serle s of William & Mary, born Jun 10' (ref fmp Devon Baptisms)

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: Starcross.
George Serle. Age 30. Seaman. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St Edmund. Address: Frog Street (Court), Exeter.
Together with his brother Charles and his wife and family:
George Serle. Brother. U. Age 43. Tailor. Born Kenton, Devon. [incorrectly indexed as Terle in Ancestry]

Further information not found. I previously had him in the tree as the one who married Mary Cann and had 5 children, but these issues have now been resolved and that George is documented below in the 'other' tree.


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7.   Charles SERLE
Born 29 Aug 1811 (ref KPR). Bap 22 Sep 1811 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records).
Born 29 Aug 1811, bap 22 Sep 1811 at Kenton, Charles, son of William & Mary Serle (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

The 1841 census not found. Between 1843 and 1848 they lived at Frog Street, Exeter, and Charles was a Labourer.

Married Maria COLLINS. The marriage record has not been found. Maria's mother was Elizabeth Collins (ref 1851 and 1861 census below). There is a birth of a Maria Taylor Collins 26 Jun 1818, bap 8 Jul 1818 at Exeter, Independent denomination, dau of Robert & Elizabeth Collins; the description is Exeter, Castle Street (Independent) Births & Baptisms so it is possible that the marriage was in this independent denomination and the marriage record has not been recorded in fmp.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St Edmund. Address: Frog Street (Court), Exeter.
Together with children Rose (8), Mary Ann (6), William (2) and with Charles' brother George Serle (43):
Charles Serle. Head. Mar. Age 40. Labourer. Born Kenton, Devon.
Maria Serle. Wife. Mar. Age 33. Glove Maker. Born Exeter, Devon.
Elizabeth Collins. Mother in Law. W. Age 77. Formerly Glover, pauper. Born Bovey Tracey, Devon. Blind.

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter Holy Trinity. Town of Exeter. Address: Friars, Exeter.
Together with children George W (6), Charles (3), Anna M (1):
Charles Serle. Head. Mar. Age 49. Mason's Lab. Born Devon, Starcross.
Maria Serle. Wife. Mar. Age 40. Glover. Born Devon, Exeter.
Elizabeth Collins. Mother in Law. W. Age 88. Formerly Stocking Weaver. Born Devon, Bovey Tracey. Blind.

Death reg of Charles Searle Dec qtr 1863 at Exeter dist (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Charles Searle 6 Dec 1863 at Holy Trinity, Exeter, residence Quay Steps, aged 52 (ref fmp Devon Burials).

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Mary Major. Address: 19 Preston St, St Mary Major, Exeter.
Together with children William (16), Chas (14), Anna (11), Daniel (9):
Maria Serle. Head. W. Age 48. Glover. Born Exeter. [indexed as Mania]

Death reg of Maria Serle Sep qtr 1877 at Exeter District aged 58 (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Maria Serle 30 Sep 1877 at Holy Trinity, Exeter, residence Quay Lane, aged 58 (ref fmp Devon Burials).

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    Children:  
  1. Rosina Charlotte SERLE born 1843 at Exeter, Devon  
  2. Mary Ann SERLE born 1844 at Exeter, Devon  
  3. William SERLE born 1848 at Exeter, Devon  
  4. George William SERLE born 1855 at Exeter, Devon  
  5. Charles SERLE born 1857 at Exeter, Devon  
  6. Anna Maria SERLE born 1860 at Exeter, Devon  
  7. Daniel SERLE born 1862 at Exeter, Devon
 
8.   Elizabeth SERLE
Bap 26 Sep 1813 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records). Bap 26 Sep 1813 at Kenton, Elizabeth, dau of William & Mary Serle; residence Starcross, Kenton; Mason (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).
She was unmarried.
Burial of Elizabeth Searle 4 Aug 1833 at Starcross, Devon aged 20; "This name ought to be Serle, W Powley Incumbent Aug 8 1835" (ref fmp Devon Burials).
On the bottom of that page, in reference to both Elizabeth, and to her brother James above, is the annotation "These alterations of the names of "Serle" were made in the presence of William Serle & Edward Serle, who were present at the Funerals - and also another correction on page 12 - burial no. 95" [William Serle, 1834, above]
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    Issue of James Serle and Agnes Dunsford  
1.   James SERLE
Born 7 Apr 1804 (ref KPR).
Born at Starcross, Devon, England (from family tale).
Bap 29 Apr 1804 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records). 'James Serle s of James & Agnes, born April 7' (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

According to family legend, he went to London c1825-30 together with his brothers Frederick and Thomas.

Married 24 May 1832, in Holy Trinity, Exeter, Devon, Mary SOUTHON, born 9 Mar 1807, London, England (daughter of James SOUTHON and Hannah SUMMERSETT; ref IGI records for their marriage, Mary's birth and the marriage of James and Mary). (Ref her DC.) The name is spelt Southon on both Mary and James' DC and their son Walter's BC in 1839 although it sometimes appears in Devon as Southern. See the related
SOUTHON web site.

They were at Charlton Street, St Pancras for the bapt of Frederick in 1834. They were at 50 Drummond St in 1839 (where he was a Pianoforte Maker), and for the birth of Jessie (1843) and the death of Agnes (1845).

Ref 1841 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Pancras. Borough of Marylebone. Registration district of St Pancras. Address: Drummond Street.
Together with children Eliza (9), Fred (7), Edwin (3), Walter (1):
James Serle. Age 37. F.Piano.M. Not born Middlesex.
Mary Serle. Age 34. Born Middlesex.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of Saint Pancras. Borough of Marylebone. Address: 5 Gloucester Place, Saint Pancras.
Together with children Eliza (18), Fredrick (17), Edwin (13), Walter (11), Jessy (8):
James Serle. Head. Mar. Age 46. Journeyman Pianoforte Maker. Born Devon, Kenton.
Mary Serle. Wife. Age 44. Born Middlesex, Marylebone.

They emigrated to Australia. James arrived in Victoria in Jan 1854 on "Duke of Northumberland" with Frederick and Edwin. "Father, Fred & Edwin left London Sept 19 / 1853 in the Duke of Northumberland" (ref Eliza Serle diary)

In the Will of his father James written in 1854 (dcd. 1855), most of the considerable estate was bequeathed to Eliza Horsman. Other beneficiaries with small cash amounts included James and his children Frederick, Walter & Eliza (but not Edwin or Jessie).

Several emotional letters exist in the archives of E.Shade from James Serle to his family while they were parted.
Mary arrived in Victoria 20 Aug 1857 on the "Undaunted" with Eliza, Walter and Jessie.

James is listed as the Licensee of the Devonshire Arms Hotel, 36 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy, Victoria, at Apr 1859 (ref Vol 4, pg 104, Cole/Tetlow index of hotel records, State Library of Victoria online). See photograph. His daughter Eliza also ran this hotel for a period up to 1865. See a notice in The Argus of Tues 29 Dec 1863:
"At the Fitzroy Police Court yesterday. James Serle, landlord of the Devonshire Hotel, for not haveing a lamp alight in the front of his premises, was fined 2s. 6d., and costs."

Mary died 13 Feb 1861 at 22 Fitzroy Street, Collingwood, Vic (Vic reg 206), bur 14 Feb 1861 at St Kilda Cem, C of E, B No. 148. (Ref her DC.) No probate found.
"Funeral Notices. The Friends of Mr James Serle are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late wife to St. Kilda Cemetery. Funeral to leave his residence, Devonshire Hotel, Gertrude-street, Collingwood, at 3 o'clock this day, February 14." (ref The Argus, Thurs 14 Feb 1861, Trove)

In Oct 1861 their daughter Jessie died at the Devonshire Arms.

James died 3 Nov 1877 at 240 Albert Street, Melbourne, Victoria (Vic reg 11672), bur 5 Nov 1877 at St Kilda Cem, C of E No 0555. Information given by his son Walter Henry Serle of Powlett Street, East Melbourne. (Ref his DC.) No probate found.
"SERLE - on the 3rd inst, at his daughter's residence, 240 Albert street, East Melbourne, Mr James Serle, builder, in his 74th year." (ref newspaper cutting in Eliza Serle diary)

FROM WHOM ELIZABETH SHADE NEE GRIERSON IS DESCENDED.

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    Children:  
  1. Eliza SERLE born 1832 at Starcross, Devon  
  2. Frederick James SERLE born 1834 at St Pancras, London  
  3. Edwin Charles SERLE born 1837 at St Pancras, London  
  4. Walter Henry SERLE born 1839 at St Pancras, London  
  5. Jessie Agnes SERLE born 1843 at St Pancras, London
 
2.   Frederick William Dunsford SERLE
Born 6 Feb 1806 (ref KPR records).
Bap 26 Feb 1806 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records). 'Frederic William Dunsford Serle s of James & Agnes born Feb 6' (ref fmp Devon Baptisms). The baptism records have him as Frederic but he was always known as Frederick.

He went to London 1825-30 according to family lore, but not found in 1841 census.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1841 at Stepney dist, Middlesex of Frederick William Dunsford Serle to Elizabeth BUTTRESS (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 25 Jul 1841 at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney; Frederick was full age, bachelor, Builder, of 13 Grosvenor Street, son of James Serle, Cordwainer; Elizabeth was full age, spinster, of 14 Portland Street, dau of Thomas Buttress, Mariner; witnesses were Elizabeth Hutchins, Mary Hammard (ref Ancestry London Marriages).

Elizabeth was bap 25 Feb 1807 at Deal, Kent, dau of Thomas & Elizabeth Buttress (ref Ancestry England Select Births & Christenings); Thomas Buttress married Elizabeth Knight 11 Aug 1803 at Deal, Kent (ref Ancestry England Select Marriages). The name Eliza Knight comes from Elizabeth's death registration.

In the Will of his father James written in 1854 (dcd. 1855), most of the considerable estate was bequeathed to Eliza Horsman. Other beneficiaries with small cash amounts included Frederick.

They migrated to Australia, migration record not found.
"EAST COLLINGWOOD POLICE COURT. Friday, November 18. SUNDAY TRADING.- Frederick Serle, landlord of Simpson's Hotel, Simpson's-road, was summoned for having his house open for the sale of liquors on a Sunday. He was fined 20s. and costs." (ref Trove, The Argus, Sat 19 Nov 1859)

During 1862 Frederick became insolvent; see law notices in Trove for May and July 1862.
"In the Supreme Court of the Colony of Victoria. - Insolvency Jurisdiction. - In the estate of FREDERICK SERLE, of Collingwood, Licensed Victualler.- Notice is hereby given that I, the said Frederick Serle, the above-named insolvent, intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Insolvent Estates for the Colony of Victoria, on Monday, the eleventh day of August next, at the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon, that a Certificate of Discharge, under the Act of Council 7th Victoria, No. 19, may be granted to me. Dated this 4th day of July, 1862. FREDERICK SERLE, Insolvent in person." (ref Trove, The Age, Sat 5 July 1862)

Frederick is listed as the Licensee of the Victoria Hotel, 132 Napier St, Fitzroy, Victoria, for the period 1862/64 (ref Vol 4, pg 158a, Cole/Tetlow index of hotel records, State Library of Victoria online).

Death reg of Betsey Serle 1865 in Victoria, aged 59, dau of Thom Butteress & Eliza Knight (ref Ancestry Vic reg 8502).
"Funeral Notice. The Friends of Mr. FREDERICK SERLE are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late wife to the place of interment, Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral to move from his residence, Victoria Hotel, corner of Napier and Condell streets, Fitzroy, THIS DAY, 15th inst., at half-past 3 o'clock p.m. John Daley, undertaker, Latrove and Spring streets, Melbourne." (ref Trove, The Argus, Fri 15 Dec 1865)

Death reg of Frederick William Serle 1872 in Victoria, aged 66, son of James & Agnes Dunsford Serle (ref Ancestry Vic reg 8917).
No children. No probate for either.

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3.   Eliza SERLE
Born 10 Sep 1808 (ref KPR).
Bap 2 Oct 1808 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records). "Oct 2 Eliza daughter of James and Agness Serle Born Sep 10" (ref fmp Devon Baptisms - the rest of the word Elizabeth is clearly erased; this is incorrectly indexed in fmp and IGI records).

Her age in the census records is erratic.

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: Starcross.
Together with her parents:
Eliza Serle. Age 45. Born in Devon. [presumably the age is wrong and it does refer to this Eliza]

Marr reg Jun qtr 1842 at St Thomas Dist, Devon of Eliza Serle to Robert HORSMAN (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 18 Apr 1842 at the district Chapel in the Chapelry of Starcross; Robert was full age, bachelor, Gardener, residence Winchester, son of William Horsman, Gardener; Eliza was of full age, spinster, residence Starcross, dau of James Serle, Shoemaker; witnesses Eliza Horsman, James Serle (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Bap of Robert Horsman 3 Feb 1817 at Kingsbridge, Devon, son of William & Sarah Horsman; Gardener (ref fmp Devon Baptisms). In the 1841 census, Robert was in Alphington, Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Hampshire, England. Address Rectory Lodge, Hamble le Rice.
Together with children Fredric J S (7), Robert W (6), Jane Horsman (30) and Eliz's father James Serle (74):
Robert Horsman. Head. Mar. Age 35. Gardener. Born Devon, Kingsbridge.
Eliza Horsman. Wife. Mar. Age 35. Born Devon, Kenton.

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. She was specified to inherit a cottage at 26 Hastings Street, Saint Pancras, London, and four cottages at Starcross and one cottage at Cofford, all in Kenton parish.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Marylebone. Address: No 3 New Church, St Marylebone, London.
Together with son Frederick (17), a gardener and a lodger:
Eliza Harsman. Head. Mar. Age 46. Born Hampshire.
(Robert Horsman not found in 1861 census.)

Ref 1871 census. Hampshire, England. Civil Parish of Eling. Town of Longdown. Address: Eling.
Together with con Robert Wm (26) and dau in law Eliza (27):
Robert Horsman. Head. Mar. Age 54. Nurseryman. Born Devon, Kingsbridge.
Eliza Horsman. Wife. Mar. Age 54. Born Devon, Kenton.

Ref 1881 census. Hampshire, England. Parish of Eling. Address: Longdown.
Robert Horsman. Head. Mar. Age 65. Nurseryman. Born Devon, Kingsbridge.
Eliza Horsman. Wife. Mar. Age 65. Nurseryman's Wife. Born Devon, Starcross.

Eliza was the executor of her father James' will (1855), and was specified to inherit a cottage at 26 Hastings Street, Saint Pancras, London, and four cottages at Starcross and one cottage at Cofford, all in Kenton parish.

Eliza died 11 Mar 1890. Eliza's death reg Mar qtr 1890 (as Eliza Horsman) at N. Forest Dist aged 80 (ref FreeBMD).
"HORSMAN Eliza. 23 April. Personal Estate 124 2s. 6d. Administration of the Personal Estate of Eliza Horsman (Wife of Robert Horsman) late of Langdown in the Parish of Eling in the County of Southampton who died 11 March 1890 at Langdown was granted at Winchester to the said Robert Horsman of Langdown Nurseryman." (Ancestry National Probate)

Ref 1891 census. Hampshire, England. Parish of Eling. Address: Eling.
Robert Horseman. Head. Wid. Age 75. Nurseryman. Born Kingsbridge, Devon.

Ref 1901 census. Hampshire, England. Parish of Colbury. Address: Lyndhurst Rd, Colbury.
Together with his son Robert and his wife Eliza, and a servant:
Robert Horsman. Father. Wid. Age 85. Nurseryman. Born Devon, Kingsbridge.

Robert's death reg Mar qtr 1908 at N.Forest Dist, Hampshire aged 92 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found

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    Children:  
  1. Frederick James Serle HORSMAN born 1844 at Winchester, Hampshire  
  2. Robert William HORSMAN born 1845 at Winchester, Hampshire
 
4.   Thomas John SERLE
Born 4 July 1812 (ref KPR).
Bap 19 Jul 1812 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records). 'Thomas John s of James & Agnes Serle, born Jul 4' (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Married 7 Jan 1836 in Holy Trinity, Exeter, England to Jane NEITHERCOTT (ref FamilySearch M050901). Both were of this parish; witnesses Eliza Serle, Robert (?) (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Bap of Jane Nethercott 28 May 1814 at Poltimore, Devon, dau of William & Mary Nethercott; abode Poltimore; Farmer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Thomas and Jane went to London on Queen Victoria's Coronation Day, 28th June 1838, and resided at Carlisle Villas, Bow, London. (Info from Reg Serle Francks).

[Not found in 1841 census with the 2 children. I previously had a census record which I have now placed with Thomas Searle and Jane Holinshead below.]

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George in the East. Address: 47 Wellclose Square, St George.
Together with children Thomas (16), Augusta (12), Frederic (8), Selina (5), Jane (1), 1 servant and 6 visitors:
Thomas Serle. Head. Mar. Age 39. Builder. Born Devon, Starcross.
Jane Serle. Wife. Mar. Age 36. Born Devon, Poultimore.

In the Will of his father James written in 1854 (dcd. 1855), most of the considerable estate was bequeathed to Eliza Horsman. Other beneficiaries with small cash amounts included Thomas and his son Thomas.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George in the East. Address: 35 Wellclose Square.
Together with children Thomas (24), Augusta (20), Frederick (18), Selina (15), James (7), Walter (4):
Thomas Serle. Head. Mar. Age 47. Builder. Born Starcross, Devon.
Jane Serle. Wife. Mar. Age 44. Born Starcross, Devon.
Mary Neithercott. Servant. Age 57. Born Bullimore, Devon. [Presumably Mary was a relative of Jane.]

Ref 1871 census. Essex, England. Civil Parish of West Ham. Manor House Estate. Address: 6 Belgrave Villas, West Ham.
Together with children Frederick (27), James (17), Walter (13) and a servant:
Thomas John Serle. Head. Mar. Age 52. Owner & Lessee of Houses. Born Devonshire.
Jane Serle. Wife. Mar. Age 50. Born Devonshire.

Jane died 24 Mar 1877 (ref newspaper). Death reg of Jane Serle Jun qtr 1877 at Poplar dist aged 61 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
"DEATH. SERLE - On the 24th instant, at 1. Carlisle Villas, Bow-road, Mrs. Jane Serle, wife of Thomas John Serle, Esq., aged 61, much regretted by all for her Christian kindness." (ref British Newspapers, East London Observer, Sat 31 Mar 1877)

Ref 1881 census. London, England. Parish of Bow. Registration dist of Poplar. Address: 153 Bow Road, London.
Together with children James (26), Walter (23) and 2 servants:
Thomas Serle. Head. Widower. Age 69. Retired Builder. Born Devonshire, Starcross.

Ref 1891 census. London, England. Parish of Stratford Le Bow St Mary. Registration dist of Poplar. Address: 153 Bow Rd, St Mary Stratford.
Together with daughter Selina (42) and Granddaughter Selina (15) and 2 general servants and a coachman groom:
Thomas Serle. Head. Widr. Age 79. Retired Farmer. Born Devonshire, Starcross.

Thomas died 7 Aug 1892. The death of Thomas John Serle was reg Sep qtr 1892 at Poplar District (ref FreeBMD).
"SERLE Thomas John of 1 Carlisle Villas Bow Road Middlesex builder died 7 August 1892 Probate London 8 November to Frederick William Dunceford Serle builder Effects 5247 13s 3d". (ref Ancestry National Probate)

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    Children:  
  1. Thomas John Neithercott SERLE born 1836 at Starcross, Devon  
  2. Edwin Charles SERLE bap 1839 in London  
  3. Augusta Caroline SERLE born 1840 in London  
  4. Frederick William Dunsford SERLE born 1843 in London  
  5. Selina Agnes Dunsford SERLE born 1845 in London  
  6. Jane Neithercott SERLE born 1850 at St George East, Middlesex  
  7. James Albert Ernest SERLE born 1853 at St George East, Middlesex  
  8. Walter SERLE born 1857 at St George East, Middlesex
 
    Other tree from Kenton - 1 - James Sarel & Susanna Sparkes gen 4  
    Issue of James Sarel (Searle, Serle) and Susanna Sparkes  
1.   James SEARLE (1)
Bap 29 Aug 1790 at Kenton, Devon, son of James Searle and Susann (ref IGI, C051251, 0916851).
Bap 29 Aug 1790 at Kenton, James, son of James Searle and Susann. his wife (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Burial of James Serle 29 Nov 1790 at Kenton, infant (ref fmp Devon Burials).
 
2.   John SERLE (Searle)
Bap 4 Mar 1792 at Kenton, Devon, son of James Serle and Susanna (ref IGI, C051251, 0916851).
Bap 4 Mar 1792 at Kenton, John, son of James Serle and Susanna his wife (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Marriage (1) 13 Jul 1818 at Kenton of John Searle to Mary Ann CORNISH; they were bachelor and spinster of the parish, the marriage was by banns, and witnesses were Sally Sparks Serle [see sister below] John Cornish (his mark) and Jane Hill (ref fmp Devon Marriages image). Mary was born c1891 in Devon.

He may have been the John Searle who witnessed his brother George's marriage in Exeter in 1829.

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
Together with sons John (15), James (15) and John Cornish (75), Sailor:
John Searle Sen. Age 45. Butcher. Born in Devon.
Mary Searle. Age 50. Born in Devon.

Death reg of Mary Searle Dec qtr 1850 at St Thomas dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Mary Searle 26 Dec 1850 at Kenton aged 60 (ref fmp Devon Burials image).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town, Kenton.
Together with son John (28), dau in law Anne (29), grandson John (5):
John Searle. Head. Wid. Age 59. Butcher. Born Devon Kenton.

John married (2) in Mar qtr 1855 at Newton Abbot dist, Devon to Elizabeth CORAM (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 8 Feb 1855 at St Gregory the Great, Dawlish; John was full age, residence Kenton, son of James Searle; Elizabeth was full age, residence Dawlish, dau of Thomas Coram (ref fmp Devon Marriages). She was born c1807 at West Teignmouth, Devon (ref census).

Ref 1861 census. Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
John Searle. Head. Mar. Age 69. Butcher. Born Devon Kenton.
Elizabeth Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 54. Born Devon West Teignmouth.

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
John Searle Sr. Head. Mar. Age 79. Butcher. Born Devon Kenton.
Elizabeth Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 64. Born Devon Teignmouth.

Death reg of Elizabeth Searle Mar qtr 1875 at St Thomas dist, Devon aged 69 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Burial of Elizabeth Searle 17 Feb 1875 at Kenton aged 69 (ref fmp Devon Burials image).

Death reg of John Searle Mar qtr 1881 at Newton Abbot dist, Devon aged 88 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Burial of John Searle of Teignmouth 13 Jan 1881 at Kenton parish aged 88 (ref findmypast Devon Burials image). No grave found.









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    Children of John and Mary:  
  1. Jane SEARLE born 1818, bap 1818 at Kenton, Devon  
  2. Sarah Baker SEARLE born 1820, bap 1821 at Kenton, Devon  
  3. John SEARLE born 1822, bap 1822 at Kenton, Devon  
  4. James SEARLE born 1822, bap 1822 at Kenton, Devon  
  5. Mary Ann SEARLE born 1826, bap 1826 at Kenton, Devon
 
3.   Mary Ann SERLE
Bap 6 Oct 1793 at Kenton, Devon, Mary Ann, dau of James Serle and Susanna (ref IGI, C051251, 0916851).
Bap 6 Oct 1793 at Kenton, Devon, Mary Ann dau of James Serle and Susanna his wife (ref fmp Devon Burials image).
 
4.   James SEARLE (2)
Bap 1 Mar 1796 at Kenton, Devon, James son of James Searle and Susanna (ref IGI, C051251, 0916851).
Bap 1 Mar 1796 at Kenton, Devon, James, son of James Searle and Susanna his wife (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Marr Sarah, surname unknown. She was born c1811, not in Middlesex.

Ref 1841 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Luke. Registration district of St Luke. Address: 91 Milton St.
Together with son Edwin (8):
Jas Searle. Age 40. Green Grocer. Not born in Middlesex.
Sarah Searle. Age 30. Not born in Middlesex.

Death reg of Sarah Searle Dec qtr 1848 at St Lukes dist (ref FreeBMD). Margaret Braddock has death certificate.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Luke Old Street. Registration dist of St Luke. Address: 91 Milton St.
Together with son Edwin (18) and a servant:
James Searle. Head. Wid. Age 54. Carman Journeyman. Born Devon Kinton [sic].

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Luke. Registration district of St Luke. Address: 91 Milton St.
Together with son Edward (28) and a housekeeper:
James Searle. Head. Wid. Age 65. Carman/master. Born Devon Exeter.

James died 27 Jun 1863 at 91 Milton Street, Finsbury aged 67; his death reg Sep qtr 1863 at St Luke dist (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Margaret Braddock has death cert.

FROM WHOM MARGARET BRADDOCK IS DESCENDED.






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    Child:  
  1. Edwin SEARLE (Edwin or Edward Canterbury Searle) born c1833 at Exeter, Devon
 
5.   George SERLE (Searle)
Bap 19 Aug 1798 at Kenton, Devon, George, son of James Serle and Susanna (ref IGI, C051251, 0916851).
Bap 19 Aug 1798 at Kenton, Devon, George, son of James Serle and Susanna his wife (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Marr 31 Aug 1829 at Saint Leonard, Exeter, Devon, (as George Searle) to Mary CANN (ref IGI records).
George Searle of this parish, bachelor and Mary Cann of this parish, spinster were married in this church by Banns this 31st day of August 1829 .. signed George Searle, Mary Cann, witnesses John Searle, Mary Anne ... (ref fmp Devon Marriages image). Bap of Mary Cann 14 Apr 1799 at Chulmleigh, Devon, dau of John & Elisth (ref fmp Devon Baptisms). Mary was probably dau of John Cann & Elizabeth Westacot, who married in Chumleigh in 1788, and sister of William, below.

Between 1830 and 1840, John had 5 children baptised and was shown as living at Kenton each time, being either labourer or husbandman.

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Powderham. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Powderham.
Together with children George (10), Henry (7), Elizabeth (6), William (4), Anne (1):
George Searle. Age 40. Ag Lab. Born in Devon.
Mary Searle. Age 40. Born in Devon.

Death reg of George Searle Mar qtr 1847 at St Thomas dist (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Burial of George Searle 20 Jan 1847 at Kenton, abode Powderham, aged 49 (ref fmp Devon Burials).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Powderham. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Cot, Powderham.
Together with children Henry (17), Ann (9):
Mary Searle. Head. Widow. Age 52. Lab Widow. Born Devon, Chumleigh. [all indexed as Karle]

In 1857 at son Henry's marriage, George was given as a Coachman.

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Parish of Powderham. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Mill Cott No 2, Powderham.
Together with dau Ann (21):
Mary Searle. Head. Widow. Age 61. Formerly Dressmaker. Born Devon Chumleigh.

Death reg of Mary Searle Mar qtr 1870 at Exeter dist, Devon aged 70 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Burial of Mary Searle 10 Jan 1870 at Kenton, residence Trinity Parish Exeter, aged 70 (ref fmp Devon Burials).











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    Children:  
  1. George SEARLE born 1830 at Kenton, Devon  
  2. Henry SEARLE born 1832 at Kenton, Devon  
  3. Elizabeth SEARLE bap 1835 at Kenton, Devon  
  4. William Cann SEARLE bap 1837 at Kenton, Devon  
  5. Ann SEARLE born 1840 at Kenton, Devon
 
6.   Sarah Sparkes SEARLE
Bap 26 Oct 1800 at Kenton, Devon, Sarah Sparkes, dau of James Searle and Susanna (ref IGI, C051251, 0916851).
Born 8 Oct 1800, bap 26 Oct 1800 at Kenton, Sarah Sparkes, dau of James & Susanna Searle (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Sarah SEARLE married William CANN on 26 Apr 1826 at Tiverton, Devon; both were sojourners in the parish; by Banns; Sarah signed "Sarah Searle" though the registrar spelt her name Searl; witnesses John Short, Mary Cann (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Bap of William Cann 5 May 1802 at Chulmleigh, Devon, son of John & Elizabeth (ref fmp Devon Baptisms). William was probably son of John Cann & Elizabeth Westacot, who married in Chumleigh in 1788 and brother of Mary, above.

Between 1827 and 1838, at baptisms of all the children, William was a Butcher at Newton St Cyres.

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of St Cyres Newton. Registration district of Crediton. Address: West Town.
Together with children Wm (12), Susan (10), Elizth (8), John James (6), Edwin (4), Sarah Jane (2):
Wm Cann. Age 40. Butcher. Born in Devon.
Sarah Cann. Age 40. Born in Devon.
Mary Ann Cann. Age 14. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Newton St Cyres. Registration district of Crediton. Address: Bakers.
Together with children Susan (20), Elizabeth (19), John (16), an apprentice and 3 servants:
William Cann. Head. Mar. Age 50. Born Devon Chumleigh.
Sally Cann. Wife. Mar. Age 50. Born Devon Kenton.

There are several possibilities in FreeBMD for a death of a William Cann in Crediton District between 1851 and 1861, and no burials itemised in fmp.

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Newton St Cyres. Registration District of Crediton. Address: Mount Pleasant, Newton St Cyres.
Together with son Edwin (25) and his wife Mary Jane (21), dau Sarah Jane (22) and a servant:
Sally Cann. Head. Wid. Age 60. Butcher. Born Devon, Kenton.

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Newton St Cyres. Registration District of Crediton. Address: 7 Clay Hill.
Together with son Edwin (35), wife and son, and another relative:
Sally Cann. Mother. Wid. Age 70. Sleeping Partner. Born Devon Kenton.

Sally's death not identified.









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    Children:  
  1. Mary Ann CANN bap 1827 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  2. William Henry CANN bap 1828 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  3. Susan CANN bap 1831 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  4. Elizabeth CANN bap 1832 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  5. John James CANN bap 1835 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  6. Edwin CANN bap 1836 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  7. Sarah Jane CANN born 1838 at Newton St Cyres, Devon
 
7.   William SERLE (Searle)
Bap 3 Apr 1803 at Kenton, Devon, William, son of James Serle and Susanna ( ref IGI, C051251, 0916851).
Born 12 Mar 1803, bap 3 Apr 1803 at Kenton, Devon, William, son of James & Susanna Serle (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

William Searle married Susan COLES on 6 May 1829 at Kenton, Devon (ref IGI M051251 0916851). Both were of the parish, by Banns, witnesses Elizabeth Anning, John Searle, Harriet Cleave (ref fmp Devon Marriages image). Bap of Susanna COLES 27 Feb 1803 at Crediton, Devon, dau of Joseph & Mary Coles (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: Kenton Village.
Together with daus Eliza (11), Emma (9), Sarah (6), Susanna (1):
William Searle. Age 35. Mason. Born in Devon.
Susanna Searle. Age 35. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town, Kenton.
Together with daus Emma (18), Susan (11), Dinah (8):
William Searle. Head. Mar. Age 48. Stone Mason Jour. Born Devon Kenton.
Susan Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 47. Born Devon Crediton.

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
Together with dau Sarah J (26):
William Searle. Head. Mar. Age 58. Mason. Born Devon Kenton.
Susannah Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 56. Born Devon Crediton.

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
Together with dau Susanna (30), and dau Sarah Jane Addicott & husband as lodgers:
William Searle. Head. Mar. Age 70. Mason. Born Devon Kenton. Deaf.
Susanna Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 69. Born Devon Crediton.

Death reg of William Searle Sep qtr 1877 at St Thomas dist aged 73 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Burial of William Searle 16 Sep 1877 at Kenton, abode Kenton, aged 73 (ref fmp Devon Burials).

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
Together with dau Susan (40), dau Sarah Jane Addicott (44), her husband and dau:
Susan Searle. Head. Wid. Age 78. Born Devon Crediton.

Death reg of Susan Searle Jun qtr 1889 at St Thomas dist aged 84 (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Susan Searle 29 Jun 1889 at Kenton, abode Kenton, aged 84 (ref fmp Devon Burials).








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    Children:  
  1. Eliza SEARLE born 1830 at Kenton, Devon  
  2. Emma SEARLE born 1832 at Kenton, Devon  
  3. Sarah Jane SEARLE born 1834 at Kenton, Devon  
  4. Ellen SEARLE bap 1837 at Kenton, Devon  
  5. Susanna SEARLE born 1839 at Kenton, Devon  
  6. Dinah SEARLE born 1842 at Kenton, Devon
 
8.   Thomas SERLE (Searle)
Bap 20 Jan 1805 at Kenton, Devon, Thomas, son of James Serle and Susanna ( ref IGI, C051251, 0916851).
Born 8 Jan 1805, bap 20 Jan 1805 at Kenton, Devon, Thomas, son of James & Susanna Serle (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Marr reg Jun qtr 1840 at St Albans dist, Herts of Thomas Searle to Jane HOLINSHEAD (ref FreeBMD with Searl); the marriage was 8 Jun 1840, Thomas was aged 33, son of James Searle, Jane was aged 31, dau of Thomas Holinshead (ref Ancestry Select Marriages). Bap of Jane Holinshead 1 Jan 1809 at Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, dau of Thos. & Jane Holinshead (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings). [Little Gaddesden is 0.7 miles from Hudnall Common Farm in Google Maps, see later references.]

Ref 1841 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George Hanover Square. Sub-registration district Belgrave. Address: Eaton Street.
Thos Serle. Age 35. Cabt M. Not born Middlesex.
Jane Serle. Age 30. Not born Middlesex.
[I previously had this census record for Thomas John Serle and Jane Neithercott above, but there should have been 2 children with them if so, and the ages match better.]

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Civil parish of Westminster St Margaret. Registration dist of Westminster. Address: 18 Montpelier Sq.
Thomas Searle. Head. Mar. Age 45. Upholsterer. Born Devon Kenton.
Jane Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 43. Upholsterer Wife. Born Bucks Hindnal Common.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of South Mimms. Town of Barnet. Address: Barnet.
Together with nephew William Cann Searle (23), the son of his brother George, who was in a different place in an earlier version of this website:
Thomas Searle. Head. Mar. Age 56. Cabinet Maker & Upholsterer. Born Devonshire, Kenton.
Jane Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 52. Born Buckinghamshire, Hudnal Farm.

Ref 1871 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of Hadley. Registration dist of Barnet. Address: High St.
Thomas Searle. Head. Mar. Age 66. Retired Cabinet Maker. Born Devon Kenton.
Jane Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 62. Born Bucks Hudnal.

Ref 1881 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of Monken Hadley. Registration dist of Barnet. Address: High St Lee House.
Thomas Searle. Head. Mar. Age 76. Retired Cabinet Maker. Born Devon Kenton.
Jane Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 72. Born Herts Hudnal.

Thomas died 22 Apr 1884. Death reg of Thomas Searle Jun qtr 1884 at Barnet dist aged 80 (ref FreeBMD).
"SEARLE Thomas. Personal Estate 298 7s. 2d. 30 June. The Will of Thomas Searle late of Lee House Hadley in the County of Middlesex who died 22 April 1884 at Lee House was proved at the Principal Registry by Jane Searle of Lee House Widow the Relict the sole Executrix." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

1891 census. Hertfordshire, England. Parish of Hemel Hempstead. Registration dist of Hemel Hempstead. Address: 2 Bury Rd.
Together with her sister, Sarah Saunders, and other members of the Saunders family (with a nephew as Head):
Jane Searle. Aunt. Wid. Age 82. Living on own means. Born Hertfordshire Hudnal.

Jane died 14 Jan 1898. Death reg of Jane Searle Mar qtr 1898 at Hemel Hempstead dist aged 89 (ref FreeBMD).
"SEARLE Jane of 4 Herbert-street Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire widow died 14 January 1898 Probate London 27 May to Thomas Saunders retired farmer and William Saunders [relatives on her sister's side] rate-collector Effects 344." (ref Ancestry National Probate)









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9.   Henry SERLE (Searle)
Bap 15 Nov 1807 at Kenton, Devon, Henry, son of James Serle and Susannah ( ref IGI, C051251, 0916851).
Born 28 Oct 1807, bap 15 Nov 1807 at Kenton, Devon, Henry, son of James & Susannah Serle (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image)

Marr (1) reg Jun qtr 1839 at Newton Abbot dist, Devon of Henry Searle to Maria PITTWOOD (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 2 Apr 1839 at East Teignmouth; Henry was full age, bachelor, Cabinet Maker, residence East Teignmouth, son of James Searle, Butcher; Maria was full age, spinster, residence East Teignmouth; by licence, witnesses J B Charles, May Spender (?) (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Maria was born c1799 in Devon (ref burial and census).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Alphington. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Village of Alphington.
Henry Searle. Age 30. Publican. Born in Devon.
Maria Searle. Age 35. Born in Devon.

Death reg of Maria Searle Jun qtr 1843 at St Thomas dist (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Maria Searle 8 Apr 1843 at Alphington aged 44 (ref fmp Devon Burials).

Henry marr (2) reg Jun qtr 1844 at St Thomas dist, Devon, Henry Searle to Jane BRAYLEY (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 15 Jun 1844 at the parish church at Powderham; Henry was full age, widower, Inn Keeper, residence Alphington, son of James Searle, Butcher; Jane was of full age, spinster, Servant, residence Powderham, dau of Amos Brayley, Yeoman; witnesses William Brayley, Mary Ann (?). (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Jane was born c1815 at Filleigh, Devon (ref census).

Death reg of Henry Searle Mar qtr 1850 at Newton Abbot dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Henry Searle 8 Feb 1850 at East Teignmouth, aged 43 (ref fmp Devon Burials).
Henry's very extensive Will is available in full on Ancestry.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of East Teignmouth. Registration district of Newton Abbot. Address: 5 Wellington Row Queens Hotel.
Together with children Mary J (4), Francis S (2), William H (1), niece Jane Searle (28) and staff:
Jane Searle. Head. Wid. Age 36. Innkeeper. Born Devon Filleigh.

Marr reg Mar qtr 1855 at Newton Abbot dist of Jane Searle to Alfred William PARTRIDGE (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 9 Jan 1855 at the parish church of East Teignmouth; Alfred was aged 33, bachelor, Auctioneer, residence East Teignmouth, son of William Partridge, Upholsterer; Jane was aged 38, widow, Hotel Keeper, residence East Teignmouth, dau of Amos Brayley, Yeoman; witnesses William Brayley, Ann Brayley (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Bap of Alfred William Partridge 28 Jun 1822 at East Teignmouth, son of William & Charlotte Partridge; Cabinet Maker (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of Paddington. Registration dist of Kensington. Address: No 10a, West Grove North.
Together with her sons Francis S Searle (12), William H Searle (10) and a servant:
Alfred W Partridge. Head. Mar. Age 38. Retired Auctioneer. Born Devon Teignmouth.
Jane Partridge. Wife. Mar. Age 40. Born Devon Filleigh.

Jane is present in 1881 and 1901 census records at Kensington, London without family members.
Death reg of Jane Partridge Jun qtr 1908 at Kensington, London aged 93 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.








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    Children of Henry and Jane:  
  1. Elizabeth SEARLE born 1845 at Alphington, Devon  
  2. Mary Jane SEARLE born 1846 at Alphington, Devon  
  3. Francis Samuel SEARLE born c1848 at East Teignmouth, Devon  
  4. William Henry SEARLE born 1850 at East Teignmouth, Devon
 
10.   Samuel SERLE (Searle)
Bap 14 May 1811 at Kenton, Devon, Samuel, son of James Serle and Susannah (ref IGI, C051251, 0916851). 'Samuel Serle s of James & Susan, born Apr 26 (ref Kenton Parish Records). Born 26 Apr 1811, bap 14 May 1811 at Kenton, Devon, Samuel, son of James & Susannah Serle (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Samuel married (1) Mary Ann, surname unknown. Her age is also unknown as it fluctuates.

Ref 1841 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Marylebone. Registration dist of St Marylebone. Address: New Ford Street.
Samuel Searle. Age 35. Cabinet M. Not born in Middlesex.
Mary Searle. Age 35. Not born in Middlesex.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of St Martin in the Fields. Registration district of St Martin in the Fields. Address: 3&4 Durham St.
Together with nieces Sarah Searle (30), Eliza Searle (21), Sarah Jane Searle (16) and 3 lodgers:
Samuel Searle. Head. Mar. Age 41. Unlicensed Victualler. Born Devon Kenton.
Mary Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 42. Born Surrey Lyndhurst.

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of West Teignmouth. Registration District of Newton Abbot. Address: Shute Hill 3.
Together with niece Dinnah Searle (17), servant:
Samuel Searle. Head. Mar. Age 50. Retired Publican. Born Devon Kenton.
Mary Ann Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 65. Born Surrey Lyndhurst.

Possible death of Mary Searle Dec qtr 1861 at Newton Abbot dist (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Samuel married (2) Mar qtr 1863 at Newton Abbot dist, Devon to Mary Jane HOLCOMBE (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 12 Mar 1863 at the parish church at West Teignmouth; Samuel was aged 51, Widower, Gentleman, residence West Teignmouth, son of James Searle, Butcher; Mary Jane was aged 22 years, "Bachelor", Gentlewoman, residence West Teignmouth, dau of Hames Holcombe, Licensed Victualler; witnesses Emma Lydia Holcombe, Sarah Baker Norsworthy (?), James Holcombe, Thomas Norsworthy (?).

Samuel died 5 Jan 1869. Death reg of Samuel Searle Mar qtr 1869 at Newton Abbot dist aged 57 (ref FreeBMD).
"SEARLE Samuel. Effects under 1,500. 6 February. The Will of Samuel Searle late of West Teignmouth in the County of Devon Gentleman deceased who died 5 January 1869 at West Teignmouth aforesaid was proved at Exeter by the oath of Mary Jane Searle of West Teignmouth aforesaid Widow the Relict the sole Executrix." (ref Ancestry National Probate)






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    Other tree from Kenton - 2 - James Searle & Hannah Gave gen 5  
    James SEARLE
Unknown origin.
Married 4 Jun 1817 at Kenton, Devon to Hannah GAVE; both were of the parish; by banns; both marked for their signature; witnesses Richard Silbey, John Searle, Joseph Watt (ref fmp Devon Marriages image)
No further information found.
 
    Children:  
  1. Abraham SEARLE born 1817, bap 1817 at Kenton, Devon  
  2. Mary Anne SEARLE born 1819, bap 1819 at Kenton, Devon  
  3. Sally SEARLE born 1823, bap 1823 at Kenton, Devon  
    Other tree from Kenton - 3 - Daniel Searle & Mary Corner gen 5  
    Daniel SEARLE
Born c1801 at Powderham, Devon (ref census). Baptism not found in fmp.

Marriage 14 Jun 1827 at Kenton parish of Daniel Searle to Mary ZEBEDEE nee CORNER; both were of this parish; Daniel was a bachelor, Mary a widow; by banns; both signed; witnesses Nicholas Bidgood, Maria Searle, Elizabeth Mayn (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Mary was previously married to John ZEBEDEE who was born c1795 and was buried 6 Jan 1825 at Kenton aged 30, abode Kenton (ref fmp Devon Burials); marriage 13 Nov 1823 at Kenton of Mary Pearce CORNER to John Zebedee, bachelor and spinster, by banns, witnesses Richard Tappou (?), John Ash (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Birth of Mary Pearce CORNER 22 Jun 1800, bap 6 Jul 1800 at Kenton, dau of Ann Corner, "a base child" (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

The final baptism of a child in 1838 has "Mary Ann". Not found in 1841 census.

Ref 1851 census. Somerset, England. Parish of Bedminster. Registration district of Bedminster. Address: 59 Colston Street.
Together with sons Thos (21), Wm (13):
Daniel Serle. Head. Mar. Age 50. Sawyer. Born Devon Powderham.
Mary Serle. Wife. Mar. Age 45. Laundress. Born Devon Kenton.

Death reg of Daniel Searle Sep qtr 1855 at Bedminster dist (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
No more information found about Mary.











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    Children:  
  1. Maria SEARLE born 1828 at Kenton, Devon  
  2. Thomas SEARLE born 1829 at Kenton, Devon  
  3. Anne SEARLE born 1834 at Kenton, Devon  
  4. William SEARLE born 1838 at Kenton, Devon
 



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