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John Fishleigh (born 1806)

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John Fishleigh (born 1806)

Postby Mervyn.Powell.25267 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:47 pm

We cannot find a death for the above named person born Milton Damerel circa 1806.

He married Ann GILBERT at Milton Damerel on 1 Feb 1843 and over the next 9 yrs they had at least 4 children (Mary FISHLEIGH 1845, William 1846, John 1847 and Leonard 1852).

Over each Census he appears with Ann until 1881, because Ann died 1876. In 1881 he appears to be living with his daughter Mary who has married a James FISHLEIGH Jun qtr of 1875 and is shown as the father in law.
In 1891 he appears with the same family aged 84.

His son John (1847) married a Susan JEFFERY but she, unfortunately, died in 1892. He remarried in 1894 a nurse from Cookbury named Elizabeth Ann KING (also widowed). The wedding certificate (dated 26 Dec 1894) shows that his father John is dead.

I have searched the indexes between 1891and 1894 but to no avail looking for his death and nothing after that date fits either.

Any assistance to find the death would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: John Fishleigh (born 1806)

Postby ianbee » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:58 pm

Age is a bit out, but is there anyone else it could be?
Death, June qtr 1891 Bideford 5b 383
Fishleigh, John
age 78
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Re: John Fishleigh (born 1806)

Postby Mervyn.Powell.25267 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:02 pm

Hi Ian,

Thanks for this. Given the age difference I had discounted this one but I suppose, given the addresses where he had lived with his daughter, at Newton St Petrock and Shebbear (both in the Bideford reg district), It quite feasibly could be him.
The other thing that put me off this one is that, having lived with his daughter all her life, I would have thought that some member of the household would have know his correct age, after all he has aged by 10 yrs in every census.
Even then, though, it is still the best bet.
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Re: John Fishleigh (born 1806)

Postby sdup26 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:23 pm

Until you get the death certificate you don't know who registered the death; whoever it was may have just guessed at John's age. I wouldn't count on family members being well informed, as even wives and husbands can be years out when registering the other's death. And as ianbee says, if this isn't your John, where is he?
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