WIVELL family of North Petherwin List of Changes Abbreviations

The tentative family tree and information posted here is to support the ROOTSCHAT 'interactive' research into brothers Abraham and Walter WIVELL, the latter of whom was father of artist Abraham WIVELL. Research is ongoing and a record of significant changes to these pages will be found in the Change History.

In May 1645 in North Petherwin Degory WEEVIL witnessed the will of Michael TREASE his next door neighbour who died a few days later. During research into the TRAIES family (believed to be descended from Michael TREASE), it was discovered that, in 1787, John TRAIES of St Pancras London (but born in Crediton) had appointed Abraham WYVIL an executor of his will and evidence in the associated court case Traies v Wivell showed that Abraham WIVELL had a brother Walter WIVELL who died bankrupt in 1791. These descriptions match those of the artist Abraham Wivell's father and uncle given in this obituary which states that Walter Wivell came to London from Launceston (5 miles from North Petherwin) when his business there failed.

The names Traies and Wivell (and their numerous spelling variations) are both uncommon and it is felt that both families may share common roots in the North Petherwin area.

Research undertaken so far clearly indicates that the brothers Abraham and Walter Wivell (the father of Abraham Wivell the artist) are descended from George WIVELL who married Blanch KINGDON at Launceston in 1713. Further research is being undertaken to identify the family of this George WIVELL and determine the relationships of the other pre 1787 Launceston Wivells with other families in the hope of finding a link between them, the TREASE family from North Petherwin, and the TRAIES family from Crediton (whose descendants include another artist William TRAIES).

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TENTATIVE TREE OF NORTH PETHERWIN WIVELLS
It is hoped that the speculative parts of this tree will be resolved by further research
It is possible that the North Petherwin Branch of the Wivell family and the George Wivell who married in Marystow in 1681 are descendants 
of or otherwise related to Oliver Wivell of Marystow, the father of Thomas Wivell of Wiveliscombe (the country seat near 
Saltash/St Germans in Cornwall NOT the Somerset village) whose lineage ended with his death in 1632.

George Wyvell	= ?
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Digory WEEVELL 	= Mary --- ?				Joane	= Ezechiall
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	Joseph	? = ?Briant	George  = Joan		Thamsin = Richard
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			George = ?Joan					Degory = Joan	Mary  = John	Thomasine
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BURIALS		Joan Wevill		i1688	i1689	i1692	i1700	i1723
		Degory Wevill		i1697	i1736 "Mr"
		Elizabeth Wivell	i1772

MARRIAGES	1706	m. North Petherwin	Thomasine Wevill and William Cawsey/Chasey
		1720	m. North Petherwin	Joan Wevill and William Bray			
		1751	m. North Petherwin	Elizabeth Wivell and Richard Kitto


 

TENTATIVE FAMILY TREES George WIVELL = Susannah JONES (Marystowe, Devon) b? | m1681 d1712 | d1735 SOURCES ___________|_______________________________________________ | | | | | | | | Dorothye George William Martha John Mary Rebecca Susannah c1682 c1683 c1685 c1686 c1688 c1690 c1693 c1698 d1698 | d1716 John (base child) c1709
This George Wivell may be the son born in 1683 to George and Susannah as they are referenced in the 1853 family tree of Henry Couch b 1810. George WEVELL = Blanch KINGDON (Launceston, Cornwall) ?c1683 | m1713 SOURCES | | _________|_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | | Abraham = Mary Jacob Isaac John = Goan Suzaneh = William Margrett Rebecca c1714 | SPRY c1715 c1715 c1716 | PHILIPS c1717 | Carter c1719 c1720 i1788 | m1738 d1715 d1715 | m1738 | m1745 SOURCES SOURCES SOURCES _______|___________________________________________________________________________________________ |_________________ | | | | | | | | | | Blanch Mary = Emmanuel Lydgen Lydyon = Henry Abraham = Jane = Eliz. Blanch = John Walter Spry = Mary John Nicholes Jon = ?Ann c1740 c1742 | HARVEY c1742 c1744 | BLAKE c1746 | LONGDON DOIDGE c1750 | COUCH c1753 | WHITAKER c1739 c1741 c1743 | ?JOHNS d inf? ?d | m1768 d1742? | m1768 d1827 | m1773 m1778 i1785 | m1773 d1791 | m1776 d inf? | ?m1764 SOURCES SOURCES SOURCES SOURCES SOURCES | | _____| _____________________| _________________|___________ No children found | | | | | | | | | Thomasin B Willm John = Ann Henry = Ann Walter Mary Lydia Abraham c 1769 b1777 COUCH | HUMPHRIES COUCH | WIVELL c1779 b1781 b1782 b1786 d1810 b1779 | m? b1779 | c1776 d1779 d1830 | d1823 d1831 | d1834 _______________| _______________|___________________________________ | | | | | | | Mary Eliz. John Henry = Martha George William = Ann Abraham b1815 b1817 b1809 b1810 | Nicholas b1812 b1814 | Snyed b1818 d1839 d1833? d1824 | m1849 d1853 | m? d1852 | | Surviving children No surviving children
In April 1713 John WEEVELL married Katherine JOLL in
Lewannick - he may be related to the George WEVELL above. His son John may be the John who married Joan LUSKEY in North Hill but his son John may also be the John who married Goan Philips in Launceston in 1738 as shown above or may be they are both the same John, and Joan LUSKEY is his second wife. This tree is not shown diagrammatically as much exists elsewhere on the Internet see Family of John Weevil and Katherine Joll - SOURCES
It may be that this is the same George who married Blanch Kingdon in 1713 and he remarried to Jane Taprell in 1730. Both are Weavers. George = Jane | TAPRELL | m1730 SOURCES ____|_________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | Willm George = Sarah James = Ann Willm = ?Mary Jacob = Mary Elizabeth = ?James c1731 c1732 | STABLETON c1734 | EDWARDS c1737 | m? c1738 | Stenlake c1747 Kent d inf? | m1757 i1775? | m1759 | i1767 | m1773 | m1777 SOURCES SOURCES SOURCES | ___________________|________ | | | | | | | George John Jane Ann Willm S Elizabeth c1757 c1760 c1771 c1773 c1777 c1770 i1779
George = Jane George = Elizabeth | GRENVILL | JAGO | m1779 | m1784 See SOURCES for details of above marriages which are as yet unplaced in the tentative tree.
NORTH PETHERWIN RESEARCH North Petherwin parish registers prior to 1653 have not survived. Bishops Transcripts from 1611-1673 and from 1676 onwards have survived. Currently apart from Wills, only records available on-line have been inspected, namely :- Baptism records from BTs for period 1676 - 1772 (available on IGI) Burial records from 1672 - 1864 (available from Cornwall OPC database (COD)) Other possible sources of information yet to be inspected include:- Baptism, marriage, and burial records from 1611-1673 from BTs. Baptism, marriage, and burial records from 1653 from parish registers or transcripts thereof Church accounts (exist in a very fragile state back to early 16th century) Property Records 1524 Subsidy, 1543 Subsidy, 1581 Subsidy
FAMILY OF GEORGE WEVILL who died 1602 All we currently know is that George Wevill had lived in North Petherwin prior to 1602 when his will, which has not survived, was proved. The Wevill families who subsequently lived in North Petherwin appear to be his descendants as the name George appears in each generation. George Wevill 1602 w. North Petherwin George Wevill (per Glencross list of Bodmin Wills lost)
FAMILY OF DIGGORY WEAVILL and MARY ...? He may have been the son or grandson of George who died in 1602. Both sons George and Joseph were included in the 1642 Protestation Return which indicates they were over 18 then and that George must have married before 1624, if the sons were legitimate. DIGGORY WEAVILL 1624 Digorius Wyvell in 1624 Subsidy Roll for North Petherwin in category Taxaco in Bonis - Tax on Goods (ER) NOTE: 47 names listed - 12 in higher rated 'Tax on land' category, 35 under 'Tax on Goods'. 1641/2 Protestation returns for hamlet of Pattacott list:- Bate, Thomas: Roger, Deggory: Trease, Michael senior: Trease, Michael junior: Weavill, Diggory: Weavill, George Weavill, Joseph 1642 Devon Assessment - North Petherwin (ER) Degory Wivell 13s. 0d. Michael Treis . . NOTE: 115 names plus 14 illegible. No payment is recorded against Michael Treis. A possible interpretation is that Degory paid 13 shillings and collected Michael Treis's contribution from him. 1645 Degory Weevil witnessed the will of Michael Trease of North Petherwin who died a few days later. Michael leaves bequests to sons Richard and Samuel thought to be the Richard and Samuel who appear in Crediton a few years later. Crediton is about 45 miles away and if they are Michael's sons, the reason for travelling there is unclear. There is a Wivell connection with Crediton (see family of Thomas Wyvell of Wyvelscombe below). 1651 Will of Degory Weavell, yeoman, of North Petherwin (CRO AP/W/825) Sp. MARY ... 1651 03Jul1651 alive when Diggory wrote his will. Joseph WEVILL He appears not to have had any surviving children when he died and may possibly have never married. 1642 Named in the Protestation Return 1693 i. 22Oct1693 North Petherwin Joseph WEVILL (Cornwall OPC Database) 1693 w. 06Dec1693 Will of Joseph Weevill of North Petherwin (CRO AP/W/1474) ? daughter A Dorothy Briant appears as a beneficiary of George's will of 1651. It seems probable that she is the child of a married daughter (who had died by 1651) of either George of his brother Joseph She may be the same Dorothy Briant who married Jacob Sundercocke at nearby Lezant on 03Sep1661 George WIVELL George married Joan ..., had four children and died young. 1642 Named in the Protestation Return LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION Thamsin WIVELL 1642 m. 03Sep1642 Stoke Climsland Richard SHORT and Thomasin WIVILL (Callington Heritage Centre Database) LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF JOANE WEVELL and EZECHIALL COUKE Joan is probably related to the George whose will was proved in 1602. The surname "Couke" could be modern day name "Cook" OR "Couch". 1611 m.27Apr1611 North Petherwin Joane Wevell and Ezechiall Couke (COD - BTs) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF THAMSIN WIVELL and RICHARD SHORT Thamsin is the daughter of Diggory and Mary Wevill. THAMSIN WIVELL 1642 m. 03Sep1642 Stoke Climsland Richard SHORT and Thomasin WIVILL (Callington Heritage Centre Database) 1708 w. Will of Thomasin Short, widow, of Stoke Climsland 1708 (CRO AP/S/2277) Sp. RICHARD SHORT 1645 may be the Richard SHORT who signs the will of Michael TREASE (1645) 1652 may be the Richard SHORT of Stoke Climsland who signs the inventory of Deggory WIVELL (Will transcript). 1691 w. Will of Richard Short, yeoman, of Stoke Climsland 1691 (CRO AP/S/1839) SUSAN SHORT Beneficiary in Grandfather George's will of 1651. MARY SHORT Beneficiary in Grandfather George's will of 1651. DORITY SHORT Beneficiary in Grandfather George's will of 1651. RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF GEORGE WIVELL and JOAN ... George is the son of Diggory and Mary Wevill. He appears to have died young. GEORGE WIVELL 1665/6 w. 16Jan1665 Will of George Wivell, yeoman, of North Petherwin (CRO AP/W/920) Sp. JOAN ... GEORGE WIVELL George must have been born after 1646 as he was under 18 in 1664 LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION DEGORY WIVELL Degory must have been born after 1646 as he was under 18 in 1664 ?1693 28Nov1693 Digory Wevil signs inventory of his uncle Joseph's estate ?1697 i. 05Nov1697 North Petherwin Degory Wevill (COD) NOTE: The burial of a Degory Wivell also is recorded:- ?1736 i. 07Apr1736 Degory Wevill of North Petherwin (COD) But that Degory marks rather than signs the 1723 Oath Roll whereas this Degory signs his uncle's inventory. MARY WIVELL Mary must have been born after 1652 as she was under 12 in 1664. 1680 m. 25Nov1680 North Petherwin Mary Wevill and John Spry (COD) It is thought that this John Spry may be related to the John Spry junior of Thrushelton who features in Mary's niece Mary's marriage settlement to Robert Burgoyne of Poundstock. See SPRY research THOMASINE WIVELL Thomasine must have been born after 1652 as she was under 12 in 1664 Nothing further is known of her. She may be the Thomasine who marries William Causey/Chasey in 1706 but if so she would have been at least 42 when she married. RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF GEORGE WIVELL and JOAN ... George is the son of George and Joan Wevill. Currently we have the burials of a Degory and an Elizabeth Wivell unaccounted for. One possible solution is that George had a son Degory who married an Elizabeth but this is currently pure supposition. Another is that Elizabeth is an unmarried daughter of George. If Degory did exist and marry, then why are no baptisms of children recorded? Hopefully this will be resolved when the North Petherwin registers for the period are inspected. George WIVELL George must have been born after 1646 as he was under 18 in 1664 ?1722 i. 01Jan1721/22 George WIVILL (Cornwall OPC Database) ?Sp. Joan ..... ?1723 i. 31Jan1722/23 Joan WEVILL (Cornwall OPC Database) ?George Wevill ?1690 c. 22Jan1690/ North Petherwin George TREUILL son of George and Johan TREUILL (IGI C022011) NOTE: Above may be an error for WIVEL that took place when BT produced and may therefore appear in source document. TREVIL is fairly common surname. ?1691 i. 10Feb1690/91 George Wevill (Cornwall OPC Database) Mary Wevill ?1691/2 b. North Petherwin (Note: age 30 per the draft 1722 Pattacott lease) 1721 12Jan1720/21 (7 GEO I) Marriage settlement (B414/1 1720/21 North Devon Records Office) 1. George Weyvill of North Petherwin, Cornwall gent. 2. Degory Weyvill of North Petherwin, gent. John Spry, junior of Thrushelton, yeoman John Burgoyne of London, gent. Thomas Burgoyne of Bideford, gent. 3. Robert Burgoyne of Poundstock (Cornwall), gent. 4. Mary Weyvill, daughter of 1. Premises: Pattacott, North Petherwin for remainder of term of 99 years or 3 lives LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION ? Degory WEVILL We do not know for sure whether there was a son Degory but there are two burials of a Degory - 1697 and 1736. One of them may be the brother of George who signs signs his Uncle Joseph's inventory in 1693. A possible explanation for the other is that he is a surviving son of George. ?1721 12Jan1721 Degory Weyvill mentioned in marriage settlement of ?sister Mary ?1723 11Sep1723 Degory Wyvell of North Petherwin [Marked] (Devon and Exeter Oath Rolls 1723) NOTE: The 1693 inventory was signed, not marked, suggesting a different Digory for the inventory. ?1736 i. 07Apr1736 Degory Wevill of North Petherwin, gent (COD) ?Sp. Elizabeth ... ?1772 i. 26Jan1772 Elizabeth WIVILL (Cornwall OPC Database) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
UNPLACED REFERENCES There are 5 burials of Joan Wevill:- Joan WEVILL 1688 i. 22Oct1688 North Petherwin Joan Wevill (COD) 1689 i. 30Dec1689 North Petherwin Joan Wevill (COD) 1692 i. 31Jul1692 North Petherwin Joan Wevill (COD) 1700 i. 17Sep1700 North Petherwin Joan Wevill (COD) 1723 i. 31Jan1722/23 North Petherwin Joan WEVILL (COD) Three of these are probably the wives of George (who died in 1665), Degory (who married Joan Bate in 1689), and George who died in 1722. The other two are probably daughters of either George or Degory who died in infancy. Degory Wevill 1697 i. 05Nov1697 North Petherwin Degory Wevill (COD) 1736 i. 07Apr1736 Mr Degory Wevill of North Petherwin (COD) One of these is the Degory who married Joan Bate in 1689 (but if he died in 1736 he would be over 90 as he was alive in 1646 when his father drew up his will) and the other may be either his son or the son of his brother George. Elizabeth Wevill 1772 i. 26Jan1772 Elizabeth WIVILL (Cornwall OPC Database) She may be the unmarried daughter of either of the brothers George and Degory or she may be the widow of them or any of their sons. MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM CAWSEY and THOMASINE WEVILL Thomasine may be the daughter of George whose will was proved in 1665/6 and who married late in life or she may be the daughter of either his son George or his son Degory (but she would be under age if the latter). 1706 m. 14May1706 North Petherwin. Thomasine Wevill and William Cawsey (Chasey - BTs)(COD) MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM BRAY and JOAN WEVILL Joan is most probably the daughter of either George or Degory Wevill but she may be the widow of Degory 1720 m. 17May1720 North Petherwin. Joan Wevill and William Bray (COD) MARRIAGE OF RICHARD KITTO and ELIZABETH WEVILL Elizabeth may be the daughter of either George or Degory Wevill and who married late in life 1751 m. 05Mar1751 North Petherwin. Elizabeth Wevill and Richard Kitto(COD) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF DEGORY WIVELL and JOAN BATE Degory is probably the son of George and Joan Wevill. Neither children nor burials can yet be identified with any certainty. 1689 m. 02Apr1689 North Petherwin Degory Wevill and Joan Bate (COD) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF ROBERT BURGOYNE and MARY WIVELL Mary is the daughter of George and Joan Wevill. She married Robert Burgoyne of Poundstock. The marriage settlement of 1721 refers to John Spry junior of Thrushelton (which as can be seen in this map is 3 miles north of Marystow). Although Spry is a fairly common name in the area it is worth investigating whether:- 1. The Mary Wivel daughter of George Wivell who married John Spry in 1680 is the mother of John Spry junior of Thrushelton. 2. The Mary Spry who married Abraham Wivel in Launceston in 1738 is related See Spry Research MARY WEVILL ?1691/2 b. North Petherwin (Note: age 30 per the draft 1722 Pattacott lease) 1721 m. 12Jan1720 North Petherwin Mary Wevill and Robert Burgoyne (COD) 1721 12Jan1720/21 (7 GEO I)Marriage settlement (B414/1 1720/21 North Devon Records Office) 1. George Weyvill of North Petherwin, Cornwall gent. 2. Degory Weyvill of North Petherwin, gent. John Spry, junior of Thrushelton, yeoman John Burgoyne of London, gent. Thomas Burgoyne of Bideford, gent. 3. Robert Burgoyne of Poundstock (Cornwall), gent. 4. Mary Weyvill, daughter of 1. Premises: Pattacott, North Petherwin for remainder of term of 99 years or 3 lives Sp. ROBERT BURGOYNE Per Hist. Corwall 1824 Samuel Drew - 'Trebarfoot was long the seat of an ancient family of this name; from whom it passed by and heiress (the male branches having become extinct) to the Burgoyne family. In this family, it continued until the year 1804, when a life interest in it was conveyed by Mrs Venning, heiress of the Burgoynes, to the Rev. Charles Dayman, vicar of this parish; and the fee in reversion was given to his nephew, Mr John Dayman of Padstow.' The Burgoyne family of Poundstock are mentioned in the Vivian's Visitation of Cornwall 1620. It includes a tentative pedigree extracted from C.S. Gilbert's Hist. of Cornwall but no proof of the descent had been obtained : - John Trebarfoote of Poundstock (buried 3May1630 at Poundstock) had a daughter Mary baptised in 1629 at Poundstock who married a Burgoyne (John's sister Honor married Robert Martyn of St Gennys in 1634). This daughter Mary Burgoyne (nee Trebarfoote) who paid the subsidy as Trebarfoot's heir and a ward of the King. appears to have had two sons. - One son Robert Burgoyne (spouse not known) had a daughter and heir Mary who married James Venning, Clerk in Holy Orders, but she may have died childless. - The other son (not named) had a daughter Joan who married Richard Watts of Liskeard and had a son Richard Watts. NOTE: Further background is given in Robert's mother Joan Burgoyne of Poundstock's will of 1746. 1722 26Feb1721/22 Lease of South Pattacott.(ER) Fine 50 - 0s. - 0d. Rent 0 - 18s. - 4d. Ea. Heriot B.B. or 3 - 0s. - 0d. One life (viz) the sd. Robert Burgoine 28 after Mary Burgoine his wife (formerly Mary Wivell) 30 [Note added "Expired - never took place"] The numbers after the persons are thought to be their ages. NOTE: This Lease applies to the farm at South Pattacott. The farm at North Pattacott had been farmed by the Treases. 1759 Lease of North Pattacott for 21 years expires 1790 from 25th day of March 1759 to William and John Sorrell (ER) ...... Rent 23. 0. 0. nett ..... - includes names of fields and map - witnesses:- Hu Mallett, John Hocking - adjacent farmers:- Andrew Blake, William Martin, John Sheer Part of Pattacott in lease to Robert Burgoyne WILLIAM BURGOYNE 1725 c. Poundstock 12Jun1725 William son of Robert Burgoine (IGI C023122) GEORGE BURGOYNE 1727 c. Poundstock 14Aug1727 George son of Robert Burgoyne (IGI C023122) THOMAS BURGOYNE 1729 c. Poundstock 09Oct1729 Thomas son of Robert Burgoine (IGI C023122) ELIZABETH BURGOYNE 1730 c. Poundstock 14Apr1730 Elizabeth Burgoyne (IGI C023122) NOTE: No father mentioned but thought to be Robert. Spry research 1. Obtain copy of the marriage settlement. 2. Look up Thrushelton Parish Registers (exist from 1654 but nothing on IGI and no relevant transcriptions found). 3. Following references to John Spry found so far:- 1682 Lease [no title] (NAI 372/7/3/2) 1 Thomas Coryndon, the younger, Elizabeth, his wife, William Coryndon of Brattton Clovelly, gent, Timothy Loveis of Thrushelton, gent and John Sprye, yeoman, and Mary, his wife of Thrushelton 2 Josias Calmady of Leawood, esq Manor of Wrayes and other lands in Thrushelton 1723 Devon and Exeter oath Rolls John Spry of Thrushelton [Signed] Edward Doidge of Thrushelton [Signed] Samuel Martyn of Thrushelton [Marked] John Williams of Thrushelton [Marked] John Cox of Thrushelton [Signed] John Haine of Thrushelton [Marked] Shelston Pengelly (Pengelly) of Thrushelton [Signed] Robert Pearce of Thrushelton William Smale (Small) of Thrushelton [Signed] Richard Martin of Thrushelton [Signed] 1733 Devon Freeholders Thruselton [Thrushelton] Edward Doidge, freeholder Arthur Soper, freeholder John Spry, leasehold 1740 Joseph Davy, apprenticed to John Spry (NAI 1003/92 1740) 1751 Devon freeholders Thruselton [Thrushelton] John Spry Edward Doidge John Soper Christopher Martyn 1756 Lease for 2 lives (NAI 1636 Z/T 29 1756) 1. John Harris esq., Pickwell 2. John Spry, yeoman, Thrushelton Consideration: 42 16s. Premises: tenement and appurtenances, part of Axworthy Barton Rent: 10s. p.a., 1 10s. as heriot 1758 William Doidge, apprenticed to The Reverend John T Spry (NAI 1003/97 1758) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF GEORGE WIVELL and SUSANNAH JONES married in Marystowe in 1681 Marystowe is about 6-7 miles to the East of Launceston. The information on this family has been extracted from transcripts of the Marystowe registers including the following Baptism and Marriage Registers. It is the only family found so far on the Internet who have a son George of appropriate age for the Launceston marriage of 1713. There may be other George Wivells in parish registers that are not on IGI or otherwise made available electronically. Is he related to the Wivells of North Petherwin? 1. The earliest reference at North Petherwin is the will (now lost) of a George Wevill who died in 1602. A Degory, possibly his son/grandson appears on the 1624 Subsidy Roll for North Petherwin. The parish registers for the period have not survived. Unless property records with relevant data are discovered, it seems that we will never be able to determine George of Maristowe's father. Is he related to Thomas Wyvell of Wiveliscombe, Cornwall? 1. Thomas was born in Marystowe, son of Oliver Wivell of Marystowe and left bequests to his brothers and sisters children unnamed in his Will of 1631 so there were almost certainly nephews and nieces possibly living in the area but can we identify them? 2. Neither the Marystow Parish Registers nor the Devon Wills of the period have survived so chances of finding any evidence are slim. To date no explicit reference to Oliver Wivell has been found in the National Archive Index. Is he the father of George Wivell who married in Launceton in 1713? 1. His son George appears to have left the area by 1712. None of the other children appear to have made their home in Marystowe. 2. The George who marries at Launceston in 1713 names daughters Rebecca and Suzaneh and appears to remarry and name sons William, George, and John. These Christian names correlate well. 3. The George who marries at Launceston would have been about 30 when he married, if he was the son of this George. 4. A family tree drawn up by Henry Couch in 1853 who married a descendant of George Wivell of Launceston references this George and Susannah and a certified copy of the 1690 baptism register entry of their daughter Mary (which was obtained in 1811). Whilst this is not conclusive, it appears to indicate that family legend was that George and Susannah Wivell of Maristow were their ancestors. It is strange that a certified copy of the 1690 baptism register was sought 5. The Launceston Wivells intermarried with JONES/JOHNS and DOIDGE families. Currently it is impossible to answer any of the above questions and it is thought that there may never be any definitive evidence - hopefully further research may yield some clues or indicators. George WIVELL 1681 m. 28Feb1681 Marystowe Devon George WIVELL and Susannah JONES 1712 d. 24Sep1712 Marystowe Devon George Wivell (Register Transcript) 1712 27Sep1712 Marystowe Affidavit (Register Transcript) Susannah JONES NOTE: She was born on or around 1653 but only baptism found so far is a long way away and unlikely to be the right JONES ?b1653 c. 8Aug1653 Stoke Gabriel Susanna daur of Thomae (sic) and Ellen JONS (IGI C052442) 1735 d. 23Mar1735 Marystowe Susanna WIVEL widdow age 82 affidavit made (Register Transcript) Dorothye WIVELL 1682 c. 16Jan1682 Marystow Dorothye daur of George and Susannah (Register Transcript) 1692 Dorothy Wivell apprenticed to Edward Herring Master (PWDRO Marystow 890/247) George WIVELL 1683 c. 16Mar1683 Marystow George son of George and Susannah (Register Transcript) William WYVILL 1685 b. 29Dec1685 Marystow William son of George and Susannah - clearly reads born and not baptized, month not too clear(Register Transcript) 1698 William Newell apprenticed to Thomas Holmes Master (PWDRO Marystow 890/248) NOTE: Possible transcription error for Wivell Martha WIVELL 1686 b. 5Mar1686 Marystow Martha daur of George and Susannah (Register Transcript) John WIVELL 1688 c. 20Nov1688 Marystow John son of George and Susannah (Register Transcript) 1698 d. 2Jan1688/9 Marystow John Wivell (Register Transcript) Mary WIVELL 1690 c. 18Mar1690 Marystow Mary daur of George and Susannah (Register Transcript and 1811 certified copy in Henry Couch Family Tree 1853) ?1740 m. 25Apr1740 Marystow Philip BROOMING (of the Parish of Lamerton) and Mary WIVEL[WIVELL] of this Parish ...re[paper damaged, 'were'] married (by Banns) April the 25th. 1740. (Register Transcript) John WIVELL Father: 1695 m. 26Mar1695 Marystow Samuel MABIN & Lydia B...[faded, probably BURROW] were marryed the twenty sixth day of March 1695 (Register Transcript) 1709 c. 18Dec1709 MaryStow John base child of Mary daur of George Wivell living in the Church House; reputed father was Samuell MABYN a married man of this parish (Register Transcript) 1709 Bastardy bond Thomas Rickard and Samuel Mabyn for the child of Mary Wyvell (PWDRO Marystow 890/226 1709) Rebecca WYVILL 1693 c. 21Apr1693 MaryStow Rebecca daur George and Susannah (Register Transcript) Susanna WIVELL 1698 c. 30Oct 1698 MaryStow Susanna daur George and Susannah (Register Transcript) 1716 d. 12Mar1716 Susannah Wivell Jnr (Register Transcript) 1716 15Mar1716 Affidavit (Register Transcript) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF GEORGE WEVELL and BLANCH KINGDON married in Launceston in 1714 George appears to be the first Wivell to set up home in Launceston. Abraham Wivell's baptism of 1714 is the first recorded at Launceston (per IGI whose records start from 1681, but may be incomplete). The information on his descendants clearly points to him being the grandfather of the brothers Abraham and Walter Wivell. Ths George is thought to be the son of George and Susannah Wivell of Maristow for reasons stated but it is possible he may have different parents. There was a Wivell family living at North Hill to the south of Launceston but the IGI baptism/marriage register (C/M 052951) reveals many Wivells but none named George. The parish registers on IGI show no George Wivells. The name George was consistently used by the Wivells of North Petherwin from before 1602. George WEVELL 1713 m. 16Aug1713 St Mary Launceston George WEVELL and Blanch KINGDON (Cornwall OPC database) NOTE: An IGI submission for this marriage has unfortunately mistranscribed WEVELL as NEVELL. Sp. Blanch KINGDON 1685 c. 17May1685 St Thomas the Apostle Launceston Blanch daur. of Thomas KINGDON and ESTHER LANGDON (IGI P021001 and Ancestry World Tree) `NOTE: The Ancestry World Tree has same error NEVELL for WEVELL - it shows Esther's parents as Thomas KINGDON b. 3May1646 Launceston and Esther LANGDON and provides other information about her brothers and sisters. Abraham WEVEL 1714 c. 22Nov1714 St Mary Launceston Abraham son of George WEVEL (IGI C0023002) LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION Jacob WIVEL 1715 c. 9Oct1715 St Mary Launceston Jacob son of George WIVEL (IGI C0023002 and COD) 1715 d. 15Oct1715 St Mary Launceston Jacob son of George WIVEL (IGI C0023002) Isaac WIVEL 1715 c. 9Oct1715 St Mary Launceston Isaac son of George WIVEL (IGI C0023002 and COD) 1715 d. 15Oct1715 St Mary Launceston Isaac son of George WIVEL (IGI C0023002) John WEVELL 1716 c. 17Oct1716 St Mary Launceston John son of George WEVELL, Weaver (COD) LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION Suzaneh WIVELL 1717 c. 29Oct1717 St Mary Launceston Suzaneh (Susanna - COD) daur of George WIVELL, weaver (IGI C0023002 and COD) Margrett WIVELL 1719 c. 29Mar1719 St Mary Launceston Margrett daur of George WIVELL, Weaver (IGI C0023002 and COD) Rebecca WIVEL 1720 c. 09Jan1720 St Mary Launceston Rebecca daur of George Wivel, Weaver (COD) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF ABRAHAM WEVELL and Mary SPRY married in Launceston 1738 Abraham WEVEL 1714 c. 22Nov1714 St Mary Launceston Abraham son of George WEVEL IGI C0023002 1738 m. 15Sep1738 St Mary Launceston Abraham WIVEL and Mary SPRY (Cornwall OPC database) 1788 i. 30Sep1788 St Mary Launceston Abraham WIVEL (COD) Sp. Mary SPRY May be related to the Sprys below (in which case their wills may help) but many SPRYs in area, and merchant SPRYS in Exeter:- 1716 m. 5Jun1716 St Mary Launceston William SPRY merchant and Judith TYETH daur of Jacob Tyeth gent. (Cornwall OPC database) NOTE: a William SPRY, mayor of Launceston, is mentioned in several documents at Cornwall Records Office dated 1746. 1722 w. 01Dec1722 Jacob TYETH gentleman of Launceston (NA KEW PROB 11/588) 1763 w. 22Aug1763 Judith SPRY widow of Launceston (NA KEW PROB 11/891) AND/OR 1701 m. 8Jan1701 Jacobstow William SPRY and Lydia JEFFERY (IGI M023101) NOTE: This William Spry had a daughter Mary and a son Walter but there is also a Walter Spry m Johan Adams in Whitstone 26Apr1712 who had a daughter Mary. NOTE: Peter CANN who witnessed William TRAIES's will of 1768 also married a Mary SPRY in Crediton on 17Oct1732 who may be the Mary Spry born in Jacobstow in 1709 daughter of William SPRY and Lidea JEFFREY (who in turn may be the daughter of James JEFFERY who married Gillian PERKINS /PARKIN in Warbstow who in turn may be related to the Rebecca PERKINS who married William TRAIES in 1751. The William SPRY who married in Jacobstow in 1701 appears to be the son of the William SPRY who married Mary CARNE in 1685 in Jacobstow who may be related to the Sophia CARNE who married Frederick Henry TRAIES 200 years later. The Peter CANN may in turn be related to the Thomas CANN of PATTACOTT who in his will of 1864 leaves a bequest to his grandson Thomas PROUT who may be related to the Mary PROUT who married Thomas Trease etc.... 1770 i. 30Apr1770 St Mary Launceston Mary wife of Abraham Wivel (COD) Blanch WIVELL 1740 c. 22Apr1740 St Marys Launceston Blanch daur of Abraham WIVELL, Weaver(COD) NOTE: Presumably died an infant as another Blanch christened in 1750. Mary WIUEL 1742 c. 23Apr1742 St Mary Launceston Mary daughter of Abraham WIUEL (WIVEL - COD)(IGI C023002 and COD) 1768 m. 06Apr1768 Dt Mary Launceston Mary WIVELL and EmanueL HARVEY (Cornwall OPC database) LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION Lydgen WIUEL 1742 c. 10Apr1742 St Mary Launceston Lydgen (Lydyan - COD) daughter of Abraham WIUEL (IGI C023002 and COD) NOTE: Presumably died whilst an infant in view of next baptism. May also account for baptism before her twin? sister Mary Lydyon WIUEL 1744 c. 15may1744 St Mary Launceston Lydyon (Lydya - COD) daughter of Abraham WIUEL (WIVELL - COD) (IGI C023002 and COD) 1768 m. 03May1768 St Mary Launceston Lydia WIVELL and Henry Bennett BLAKE (Cornwall OPC database) LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION Abraham WIVEL 1746 c. 28Sep1746 St Mary Launceston Abraham son of Abraham WIVEL(IGI C023002) 1773 m. 12Sep1773 St Mary Marylebone Abraham WIVELL and Jone LONGDON NOTE: his great grandmother christened 1685 was Blanch KINGDON nee LANGDON LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION Blanch WIVELL 1750 c. 18Sep1750 St Marys Launceston Blanch daur of Abraham WIVELL (COD) 1773 m. 3Oct1773 Launceston Blanch WIVELL and John COUCH (Cornwall OPC database) LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION Walter Spry WIVEL 1753 c. 19Sep1753 St Mary Launceston Walter Spry WIVEL son of Abraham (COD) 1776 m. 29May1776 St Mary Launceston Walter Spry WIVELL and Mary WHITAKER (Cornwall OPC database) LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF JOHN WIVEL and Goan PHILIPS married in Launceston in 1738/39 John WIVIL 1716 c. 17Oct1716 St Mary Launceston John son of George WEVELL, Weaver (COD) 1738 m. 17Feb1738 St Mary Launceston John WIVIL and Goan PHILIPS (Cornwall OPC database) sp. Goan PHILIPS 1763 i. 10Nov1763 St Mary Launceston Joan WIVEL wife of John (COD) John WIVEL 1739 c. 13Nov1739 St Marys Launceston John son of John WIVEL shoemaker COD Nicholes WIVELL 1741 c. 8Jun1741 St Marys Launceston Nicholes (Nicolas - COD) son of John WIVELL (WIVIL, shoemaker - COD)(IGI C023002 and COD) Jon WIVEL 1743 c. 25Dec1743 St Marys Launceston Jon son of John WIVELL (IGI C023002 and COD) ?sp. Ann JOHNS ?1739 c. 28Jan1739 Breage Ann daur of Edmund and Susannnah Johns (Cornwall OPC database) ?1764 m. 03May1764 Launceston John WIVEL and Ann JOHNS (Cornwall OPC database) NOTE: This may be the remarriage of John, the father, following death of Joan nee Phillips in 1763. RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF GEORGE WIVEL and Jane TAPRELL married in Launceston 1730 This George is too young to be a son of George and Blanch. We are left with two alternatives:- 1. This is a second marriage of the George who married Blanch Kingdon 2. OR this is a different George who has come to the area As both the George who married Jane and the George married Blanch are described as "weaver" and as the children's names do not overlap, the circumstantial evidence is in favour of them both being the same person. The Launceston burial registers need to be searched for the possible death of Blanch WIVELL between 1720 and 1730. If Elizabeth was really Jane's daughter, you'd expect other children between 1738 and 1747, possibly there were miscarriages or stillborn children. George WIVEL 1730 m. 01May1730 St Mary Launceston George WIVELL and Jane TAPRELL (Cornwall OPC database) Sp. Jane TAPRELL The only Jane Taprell found so far on IGI who fits would have been a bit old for having children in 1747:- 1700 c. 1Jan1700 Lostwithiel Jane daur of Ralph and Mary TAPRILL(IGI C024961) 1764 i. 23Mar1764 St Marys Launceston Jane wife of George WIVEL (COD) Wm WIVEL 1731 c. 29Apr1731 St Marys Launceston Wm son of George WIVEL, Weaver (COD) George WYVELL 1732 c. 14Jan1732 St Marys Launceston George son of George WYVELL, Weaver (IGI C023002 and COD) James WIVELL 1734 c. 18Dec1734 St Marys Launceston James son of George WIVELL, Weaver (WINELL - IGI) (IGI C023002 and COD) 1759 m. 10Sep1759 James WIVELL and Ann EDWARDS (Cornwall OPC database) LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION Wm WIVEL 1737 c. 08May1737 St Marys Launceston Wm son of George WIVEL, Weaver (cOD) Sp. Mary ? 1767 i. 10Feb1767 St Marys Launceston Mary wife of Wm WIVELL (COD) Jacob WIVEL 1738 c. 13Dec1738 St Marys Launceston Jacob son of George WIVEL, Weaver (COD) 1773 m. 28Mar1773 Launceston Jacob WIVEL and Mary STENLAKE (Cornwall OPC database) LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION Eliz. WIUEL 1747 c. 20Apr1747 St Marys Launceston Eliz (Elizabeth - COD) daur of George WIUEL (WIVELL - COD) (IGI C023002 and COD) ?Sp. James KENT ?1777 m. 15Feb1777 St Marys Launceston Elizabeth WIVELL and James KENT (COD - Phillimores) ?Elizabeth WIVEL 1770 c. 08Aug1770 Elizabeth bastard daur of Elizabeth WIVEL (IGI C023001 and COD) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF SUSANNA WEVIL and WILLIAM CARTER married in Lewannick 1745 Although this Susanna is from St Thomas the Apostle parish Launceston and marries in Lewannick she may be the daughter of George and Blanch WEVILL. William CARTER 1745 m. 07Apr1745 Lewannick Susanna WEVIL of St Thomas and William CARTER of St Stephens Launceston (Cornwall OPC database) Nothing more known so far. sp. Susanna WEVIL ?1717 c. 29Oct1717 St Mary Launceston Suzaneh daur of George WIVELL IGI C0023002 1745 m. 07Apr1745 Lewannick Susanna WEVIL of St Thomas and William CARTER of St Stephens Launceston RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF JAMES WIVELL and Ann EDWARDS married in Launceston in 1759 James appears to be the son of George and Jane WIVELL nee TAPRELL. No children from his marriage have been found. James WIVELL 1734 c. 18Dec1734 Launceston James son of George WIVELL (IGI C023002 and COD) 1759 m. 10Sep1759 James WIVELL and Ann EDWARDS (Cornwall OPC database) ?1775 i. 16Jun1775 St Mary Launceston James WIVEL (COD) Sp. Ann EDWARDS 1766 i. 23Nov1766 St Mary Launceston Ann wife of James WIVELL (COD) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF JACOB WIVELL and MARY STENLAKE married in Launceston in 1773 Jacob appears to be the son of George and Jane WIVELL nee TAPRELL. Children from his marriage have not been sought. Jacob WIVEL 1738 c. 13Dec1738 St Marys Launceston Jacob son of George WIVEL, Weaver (COD) 1773 m. 28Mar1773 Launceston Jacob WIVEL and Mary STENLAKE (Cornwall OPC database) Mary STENLAKE Nothing further knwon RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF EMANUEL HARVEY and Mary WIVELL Mary WIUEL 1742 c. 23Apr1742 St Mary Launceston Mary daughter of Abraham WIUEL (IGI C023002) 1768 m. 06Apr1768 St Mary Launceston Mary WIVELL and EmanueL HARVEY (Cornwall OPC database) Sp Emanuel HARVEY 1768 m. 06Apr1768 St Mary Launceston Mary WIVELL and EmanueL HARVEY (Cornwall OPC database) 1775 m. 26Sep1775 St Mary Launceston Jane HARVEY and EmanueL HARVEY watchmaker by licence (Cornwall OPC database) NOTE: Possibly Mary died and Emanuel remarried - Emanuel Harvey was an uncommon name 1814 29Sep1814 400 Mortgage by assignment of 99 yr. lease - Thomas Langdon of Newport, tanner, to Emanuel Harvey and William Harvey of Launceston, bankers and copartners (NA WW/446) NOTE: Thomas Langdon was a tanner - per other NA papers. Newport was a Cornish 'rotten borough' now part of Launceston. RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF HENRY BENNET BLAKE and Lydia WIVELL Lydyon WIUEL 1744 c. 15may1744 St Mary Launceston Lydyon daughter of Abraham WIUEL (IGI C023002) 1768 m. 03May1768 St Mary Launceston Lydia WIVELL and Henry Bennett BLAKE (Cornwall OPC database) Henry Bennett BLAKE Baptism not yet found but parents are possibly below:- 1738 m. 29Sep1738 St Mary Launceston George BLAKE and Mary BENNET (Cornwall OPC database) Thomasin Bennet BLAKE 1769 c. 16May1769 Launceston Thomasin daur of Henry Bennett BLAKE (IGI C023002) ? Henry Bennet BLAKE possibly another son but sources looks dubious 1781 c. 17Apr1781 Plymouth Henry son of Henry Bennett BLAKE and Sarah (IGI submission) ?1857 d. 25Aug1857 Plymouth (IGI submission) NOTE: Possibly Lydia died and husband Henry remarried to a Sarah or simply wrong marriage picked up - see following submission 1771 m. 03Nov1771 Henry Bennett 'of Halberton, Devon' and Sarah Chave (IGI submission) There is also a Henry Blake, Chandler of St Pancras, died 1838 leaving a will. RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
FAMILY OF JOHN COUCH and BLANCH WIVELL For background on this family see Henry Couch Family Tree 1853 John COUCH ?1752 c. 25Oct1752 St Germans John son of Henry and Deborah Couch (COD) NOTE: Henry Couch m. Deborah Buckler 06Jan1748 St Germans. There are many baptisms of John Crouch so it is highly speculative to show this one. The year fits John's age at death and St. Germans is where his wife appears to have been buried. 1773 m. 03Oct1773 St Mary Launceston Blanch WIVELL and John COUCH (Cornwall OPC database) 1788 m. 29Oct1788 St Mary Launceston John COUCH and Ann TREGANZER (COD - Phillimores) 1809 m. 29May1809 Thorncombe John COUCH and Patience RUSSELL of Broadwinsor, widow by licence (Thorncombe OPC website marriages) Witnesses: Jane Hallett and Thomas Follett (Dorset Marriage Index - Origins) NOTE: The other COUCH marriages in the Thorncombe marriage registers are for his sons John and Henry. It is thought probable that he remarried following the death of wife Ann in 1807. Interestingly John Traies of St Pancras left a bequest to Benjamin Russell in 1787. Another possible link with the TRAIES family is that on 20Aug1814 Ann Traies believed to be the sister of James Traies married Robert Humphreys in the church of St George, Hanover Square (not an uncommon name but could Ann and Robert Humphreys be related?). 1817 i. 13Nov1817 Thorncombe, Dorset (then in Devon) John Couch aged 65 (Thorncombe OPC website) Sp1. Blanch WIVELL 1750 c. 18Sep1750 St Marys Launceston Blanch daur of Abraham WIVELL (COD) 1785 i. 19Oct 1785 St Germans Blanch Couch aged 34 (COD) ?Sp2. Ann TREGANZER 1788 m. 29Oct1788 St Mary Launceston John COUCH and Ann TREGANZER (COD - Phillimores) NOTE: This is a rare surname. There is even a Tregenza website with a lengthy page family history document but no reference to this lady. It is possible that she is a widow. One branch of this Treganza family emanate from Newlyn which is adjacent to Penzance. 1807 i. 13Jan1807 Thornecombe Dorset (then in Devon) Ann Couch aged 69 wife of John Couch (Thorncombe OPC website) John COUCH 1779 c. 04Aug1779 St Mary Launceston John son of John Couch (COD) NOTE: He was born in Penzance in 1779 according to Henry Couch Family Tree) but this information may be suspect in view of his subsequent christening in Launceston. 1814 m. 14June 1814 Thorncombe, Dorset. John Couch and Ann Humphries Witnesses: Isabella Frances Markett and Percy Markett (Dorset Marriage Index - Origins) 1830 d. 1830 Camden Town age 51 (Henry Couch Family Tree) 1830 i. 20Jul1830 St Martins Cemetery John Couch of Seymour Place Camden Town aged 51(Henry Couch Family Tree and Burial Register) sp. Ann HUMPHRIES Had brother William Humphries living in Bicester in 1839 and Had sister living in Bath (Henry Couch Family Tree) 1823 d. 1823 Camden Town (Henry Couch Family Tree) 1823 i. 19Sep1823 St Martins Cemetery Ann Crouch of Camden Place, St. Pancras aged 48 (Henry Couch Family Tree and Burial Register) Mary Deborah COUCH 1815 b. 01May1815 Thornecombe Dorset (then in Devon) (Henry Couch Family Tree) 1815 c. 03May1815 Thornecombe Dorset Mary Deborah COUCH daughter of John & Ann COUCH Joiner (Thorncombe OPC website) 1839 d. 18May1839 Islington Middx Mary Deborah COUCH (Henry Couch Family Tree) and (Islington RD Apr-May-Jun 1839 3 130) 1839 i. 23May1839 St Martins Cemetery Mary Deborah Couch of Charlton Crescent aged 24(Henry Couch Family Tree plus Burial Register) Elizabeth COUCH 1817 b. 25Jul1817 Thornecombe Dorset (then in Devon) (Henry Couch Family Tree) 1817 c. 23Nov1817 Thornecombe Dorset Elizabeth COUCH daughter of John & Ann COUCH Joiner (Thorncombe OPC website) 1833? d. 10oct1833 - 23? Bath Somerset age 17 - date given as 1823 but age given as 17(Henry Couch Family Tree) 1833? i. 17Oct1833 - 23? St Saviours Church Bath (Henry Couch Family Tree) Henry COUCH 1781 c. 05Jun1781 St Mary Launceston Henry son of John Couch (COD) NOTE: He was born in 1780 - no place of birth given - according to Henry Couch Family Tree. 1808 m. 06Dec1808 Thornecombe Dorset (then in Devon) Henry COUCH and Ann WIVELL by licence (Henry Couch Family Tree) and (Thorncombe OPC website marriages) Witnesses: Charlotte Haydon and Thomas Porter 1831 d. 1831 St.Pancras London age 51 (Henry Couch Family Tree) 1831 i. 02Dec1831 St Martins Cemetery Henry Couch of Park Street, Campden Town aged 51(Henry Couch Family Tree) sp. Ann WIVELL 1776 c. 03Nov1776 St Mary Launceston Ann daur of Walter Spry WIVELL (COD) 1808 m. 06Dec1808 Thorncombe Dorset (then in Devon) Henry COUCH and Ann WIVELL by licence (Henry Couch Family Tree) and (Thorncombe OPC website marriages) Witnesses: Charlotte Haydon and Thomas Porter 1834 d. 20Aug1834 died St Pancras (Henry Couch Family Tree) 1834 i. 24Aug1834 St Martins Burial Grounds Ann Couch of Grove St. North, Campden Town aged 57(Henry Couch Family Tree and Burial Register) John COUCH 1809 b. 4Oct1809 St Mary Marylebone ) John son of Henry and Ann COUCH (IGI C035245) 1809 c. 27Dec1809 ) 1826 d. 1826 St Pancras age 15 Henry COUCH 1810 b. 5Nov1810 St Mary Marylebone ) John son of Henry and Ann COUCH (IGI C035245) 1811 c. 27Jan1811 ) 1833 Emigrated to USA (per Henry Couch Family Tree) 1849 m. Nov1849 Bower Church Third Avenue New York Henry COUCH and Martha NICHOLAS, widow of Joseph (Henry Couch Family Tree) 1853 Visits UK presumably because brother William dying/died. Lilian Nicholas COUCH 1851 b. 08Mar1851 at Pepek, New Jersey Somerset County USA (TBA) Henry Mercer COUCH 1855 b. 2Feb1855 at Pepek, New Jersey Somerset County USA (per Henry Couch Family Tree) George COUCH 1812 b. 15Dec1812 St. Pancras (Henry Couch Family Tree) George Henry COUCH aka Henry 1840 b. 1840 (TBA) William COUCH 1814 b. 7Oct1814 St Mary Marylebone ) John son of Henry and Ann COUCH (IGI C035245) 1814 c. 25Dec1814 ) NOTE: Born 10Oct1814 (per Henry Couch Family Tree) 1839 m. 1839 Marylebone William COUCH and Ann SNEED or Ann Snyed (per Henry Couch Family Tree) and (Marylebone RD Oct-Nov-Dec 1839 1 207) 1853 d. 10Oct1853 Camden Town leaving no children (per Henry Couch Family Tree) and (St Pancras RD Oct-Nov-Dec 1853 1b 3) 1853 d. 15Oct1853 William Couch aged 39 years (MI in William Couch Family Vault in St. Martin's burial ground) 1853 w. 11Nov1853 Will of William Couch, Shoe maker of No 23 Wellington Street Camden Town, Middlesex (NA PROB 11/280) Abraham COUCH 1818 b. 15Jul1818 St Mary Marylebone ) Abraham son of Henry and Ann COUCH (IGI C035246) 1818 c. 04Oct1818 ) ?18-- married and had children (per Henry Couch Family Tree) 1851 Census 25 Little Knightsbridge, St Pancras Abraham 32 Head Bricklayer b. Middx Eliza 33 Wife b. Hants. Caroline 8, daur, scholar b. Camden Town, Middx Abraham 6 son scholar b. Camden Town, Middx William 4 son b. Camden Town, Middx George 2 son b. Camden Town, Middx Elizabeth 5-mo. b. Camden Town, Middx. 1852 d. 18Jul1852 (per Henry Couch Family Tree) and (St.Pancras Rd Jul-Aug-Sep 1852 1b 19 or 1b 69) 1852 w. 14 August 1852 Will of Abraham Couch, Bricklayer of Saint Pancras, Middlesex (NA PROB 11/2157) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
George WIVELLS married in Launceston from 1779 George WIVELL and Sarah STABLETON He may be the George c. 1757 son of George and Sarah nee STABLETON 1779 m. 14Sep1779 Launceston George WIVEL and Jane GRENVILLE (Cornwall OPC database) George WIVEL and Elizabeth JAGO This may be a remarriage of George c. 1757 son of George and Sarah nee STABLETON 1784 m. 19Dec1784 Launceston George WIVEL and Elizabeth JAGO (Cornwall OPC database) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
Family of John WEEVELL and Katherine JOLL married in Lewannick in 1713 John WEEVELL and Katherine JOLL 1713 m 25Apr1713 Lewannick John WEEVELL and Katherine JOLL (Cornwall OPC database) 1727 w. 1727 Admon, John WEVILL butcher of Lewannick (CRO AP/W/2080) sp. Katherine JOLL 1734 w. 1734 Admon, Inventory Catherine WEVILL of Lewannick (CRO AP/W/2219) Mary WEVILL 1714 c. 16Feb1714 Lewannick - no parents given (IGI P002151) John WEVILL 1715 c. 21Nov1715 Lewannick - no parents given (IGI P002151) 1748 m. 08Apr1748 North Hill John WEVILL and Joan LUSKEY <(IGI M052951)> 1806 d. 12Apr1806 Lewannick John Wivell (Cornwall OPC database) 1806 w. 1806 will of John WEVILL yeoman of Lewannick (CRO AP/W/3293) sp. Joan LUSKEY 1723 c. 24May1723 North Hill Joan Daughter of William LUSKEY and Mary BARRIBALL (see Link below) NOTE: Many BARRIBALLs in North Petherwin 1802 d. 20May1802 Lewannack Joan Wivell (Cornwall OPC database) For details of their children - see LINK John WEVILL In link above his marriage is missing - his marriage is 1780 m. 11Apr1780 Linkinhorne John WEVILL of Lewannick and Elizabeth DINGLE (Cornwall OPC database) For details of their children - see LINK Katherine WEVILL 1717 c. 4Nov1717 Lewannick - no parents given (IGI P002151) NOTE1: John Wivell junior appears in the Couch-Adams family papers:- Arbitration award of Edw. Hewish of Trerithick, and Francis Rodd of Trebartha, esqs. Dispute between Edw. Butler Thos. Grant of Manchester, esq., and Jn. Wevill of Lewannick, yeo., on one part, and Thos Evens of Lewannick on the other; Right of scraping up dung in road between Strayer Parks (Edw. B. T. Grant's estate) and tenement late Hodge's (Thos. E.'s estate), both in village of Trevell, Lewannick, belongs to Thos. Evens as proprietor of Hodge's tenement, so far as the hedge of the tenement extends in the road adj. Strayers Park; E. B. T. Grant, as proprietor of Finches Mills in Trevell, anciently used both as corn mills and tucking mills, but now both are in ruins; has an undoubted right to pass through Finches Mill Meadow (part of Hodge's tenement) and to clear and keep open mill leat there; Water which crosses the road at the Steps between village of Trevell and Finches Mills to be divided into two equal parts as it has always been; that on s. side of road to be secured at joint expense of proprietors of Joll's tenement and Hodge's tenement, that whole water may flow without waste to the place of division at the steps, and that the half belonging to Thos. Evens may flow in its accustomed course over E. B. T. Grant's land; Dung pool near the steps into which other half of water flows is sole property of Jn. Wevill, but not to encroach on high road; Roads between Hodge's and Blake's tenements to be repaired at joint expense of parties; Thos. Evens has no claim to the road over the West Rows which is not a public highway. AM/109 21 Nov. 1775 RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
ABRAHAM WIVELL and wives Joan LONGDON and Elizabeth DOIDGE Abraham was one of the executors of the Will of John Traies who had been a cordwainer of SOho, London and whose father had lived in Crediton before moving to Exeter, Devon. John's other executors were his brother, who lived in Crediton, and Daniel Baston who is thought to be related to a possible stepmother Rose Badstone and to have lived in Exeter. It is thought that John may have chosen Abraham as a third executor because he lived in London and could deal with matters of John's estate which needed local attention. John must have had a close and trusting relationship with Abraham in order to have chosen him as an executor. The fact that Abraham came from the Launceston area close to where the Trease family had lived may imply a family link down the generations possibly even by marriage. The claim Traies v Wivell filed by William Traies indicates that Abraham was a carpenter and brother of Walter, father of the artist. Abraham WIVEL 1746 c. 28Sep1746 St Mary Launceston Abraham son of Abraham WIVEL (IGI C023002) 1773 m. 12Sep1773 St Mary Marylebone Abraham WIVELL and Jone LONGDON (IGI M035242) 1778 m. 19Apr1778 St Mary Marylebone Abraham WIVELL and Elizabth DOIDGE (IGI M035242) 1827 d. 02Dec1827 'also of Mr Abraham Wivell who departed this life 2nd December 1827 in the 82nd year of his age' (MI at St Martins burial ground believed to be on same stone as his son's) NOTE: There is another MI believed to be the first inscription on the same stone that records:- 'Sacred to the Memory of W. Wivell who departed this life 30th July 1810 Aged 43 Years.' Currently his relationship to Abraham is unknown. 1827 i. 10Dec1827 St Martins Burial Ground Abraham Wivell of Camden Place, Camden Town, aged 82 (Burial Register) 1828 w. 01Jan1828 proved at PCC Will of Abraham WIVELL gentleman of St Pancras (NA PROB 11/1736) sp. Jone LONGDON See below re possible family sp. Elizabth DOIDGE See below re possible family W. Wivell - son by first marriage 1819 d. 17Dec1819 'Mr. W. Wivell, son of Abraham Wivell of Camden Town, who departed this life 17th December 1819 Aged 42 Years' (MI at St Martins burial ground believed to be on same stone as his father's) NOTE: this son must have been born about 1777 so his mother would have been Jone Longdon 1819 i. 24Dec1819 St Martins Burial Ground William Wivell of Camden Town aged 45 (Burial Register) LANGDON/LONGDON family Abraham's great grandmother christened 1685 was Blanch LANGDON 1670 m. 19Oct1670 St Stephens Launceston Thomas KINGDON and .... LANGDON (Cornwall OPC database) 1685 c. 17May1685 St Thomas the Apostle Launceston Blanch daur. of Thomas KINGDON and ESTHER LANGDON (IGI P021001 and Ancestry World Tree project) The following entry may relate to a brother of Joan LONGDON:- 1779 c. 3Sep1779 St Mary Launceston John LANGDON and Anne FOOTE (Cornwall OPC database) DOIDGE family The following entry may relate to Elizabeth DOIDGE's brother m. 31Mar1779 St Mary Launceston Roger DOIDGE of Broadwood Widger and Jane UGLOW sojourner (Cornwall OPC database) The UGLOWS and TREASES intermarried The Jane proposed by the Uglow Website is a long shot, but may have links to a Spry family. There are two IGI submissions for DOIDGE that may be relevant:- Elizabeth DOIDGE christened 5Jan1762 Marystowe daur of William and Jone DOIDGE Roger DOIDGE of Marystowe born about 1762 (no parents' names given and a little young but looks like guesswork) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
Family of WALTER WIVELL and Mary WHITAKER Walter is the son of Abraham and Mary WIVELL nee SPRY. He is father of the artist Abraham Wivell and his descendants are to be found in this Abraham Wivell website. Additional information is shown here. A brief summary of his son Abraham Wivell the artist is given in this obituary Walter Spry WIVELL 1753 c. 19Sep1753 St Mary Launceston Walter Spry WIVEL son of Abraham (COD) 1776 m. 29May1776 St Mary Launceston Walter Spry WIVELL and Mary WHITAKER (Cornwall OPC database) 1791 d. September 1791 then living in Marylebone Lane next to Marylebone Inn (Traies v Wivell) Mary WHITAKER Following entry is thought to be connected in some way:- 1720 m. 10Jun1720 Bodmin Cornwall John DURDEN and Mrs Mary WHITETKER (IGI M002751) Abraham Wivell the artist's wife Harriett Tilbury was born in St Pancras in 1804 the daughter of Ann DURDEN and Thomas TILBURY ?1827 i. 04Apr1827 St. Martins Burial Ground Mary Wivell of Camden Place, Camden Town, aged 68 (Burial Register) Ann WIVELL 1776 c. 03Nov1776 St Mary Launceston Ann daur of Walter Spry WIVELL (COD) 1808 m. 06Dec1808 Thornecombe Dorset (then in Devon) Henry COUCH and Ann WIVELL by licence d. Walter and Mary Wivell nee Whitaker (Henry Couch Family Tree) and (Thorncombe OPC website marriages) 1834 d. 20Aug1834 died St Pancras (Henry Couch Family Tree) 1834 i. 1834 St Martins Burial Grounds (Henry Couch Family Tree) LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION Walter Spry WIVELL 1779 c. 22Nov1779 St Mary Launceston Walter Spry son of Walter Spry WIVELL (COD) 1779 i. 28Nov1779 St Mary Launceston Walter Spry WIVELL, an infant (COD) Mary WIVELL 1781 b.25Dec1781 St. Mary Marylebone ) Mary daur of Walter and Mary Wivell (IGI C035242) 1782 c.13Jan1782 ) Lydia WIVELL 1784 b.21jul1784 St. Mary Marylebone ) Mary daur of Walter and Mary Wivell (IGI C035242) 1784 c.29Aug1784 ) Abraham WIVELL 1786 b.09Jul1786 St. Mary Marylebone ) Abraham son of Walter and Mary Wivell (IGI C035242) 1786 c.13Aug1786 ) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
Family of GEORGE WIVELL and Sarah STABLETON George is the son of George and Jane WIVELL nee TAPRELL. George WIVELL 1732 c. 14Jan1732 Launceston George son of George WYVELL (IGI C023002) 1757 m. 7Jan1757 Launceston George WIVELL and Sarah STABLETON (Cornwall OPC database) Sarah STABLETON 1757 m. 7Jan1757 Launceston George WIVELL and Sarah STABLETON (Cornwall OPC database) Nothing more known at present George WIVEL 1757 c. 15Dec1757 St Mary Launceston George son of George WIVEL (WIVELL - COD) (IGI C023001 and COD) James?John? WIVELL 1760 c. 25Jun1760 St Mary Launceston James (John - COD) son of George WIVELL (WYVIL jnr - COD) (IGI C023001 and COD) Jane WIVELL 1771 c. 14May1771 St Mary Launceston Jane daur of George WIVELL (IGI C023001 and COD) Ann WIVELL 1773 c. 28Nov1773 St Mary Launceston Ann daur of George WIVELL (COD) William Stapleton WIVELL 1777 c. 29Nov1777 St Mary Launceston William Stapleton son of George WIVELL (COD) 1779 i. 16Oct1779 St Mary Launceston William Stapleton WIVELL (COD) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
Family of THOMAS WYVELL of WYVELSCOMBE This research has the very limited objective of evaluating whether the Wyvells of North Petherwin could be related to Thomas Wyvell of Wiveliscombe who appears to be a descendant of Thomas Wivell of Crediton (VCON1620). It is not intended to do a full study into the Wyvell family history. Furthermore the research such as has been done here is that of a novice - whilst the data sources are as stated, both the data and the conclusions may be suspect. Findings so far: Thomas was born in Maristow (Marystowe) Devon, possibly around 1550-1560 and had one or more brothers and one or more sisters who married and had children. Therefore Wivell families in the Marystow area or elsewhere may be descendants of his brother or brothers. The dearth of information makes it highly unlikely that we will ever be able to say any more than that. Sources of information accessible via the Internet are:- VCON1620* Visitations of Cornwall 1530, 1573, and 1620 annotated by Lt.Col J L Vivian 1887 VDEV1564* With additions from earlier visitation of 1531, edited by Frederick Thomas Colby 1881 VSOM1623* Visitation of Somerset 1623, edited by Frederick Thomas Colby 1876 DV View of Devonshire in MDCXXX with a pedigree of most of the gentry by Thos. Westcote pub 1845 Dw Devonshire Wills by Charles Worthy published 1896 HCN Heraldic church notes by Arthur John Jewers 1889 CAP Couch Admas papers TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE CREDITON BRANCH :- NoTE: The Crediton Branch may be an offshoot of the WYVELL family of Constable Burton but research into that possibility has not been included here. John Wyvell = Eliz. = Sp2. Christian = Sp3. Jane b? | Brixton Prall ? d1507 | m? m? m? SOURCES _______________|_________________________________________________________________________ | | Margaret = Philip Cicely = Maurice = Sp2. Thomas = Sp3. James | Butler Bonville | Moore | Wyvell m>1500 Nott | | d1500 | d1519 m<1524 SOURCES | SOURCES _______________|________________ ___________________________________| |_______________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | | | | | | John = Eleanor John = Pasco Willm. Humphrey Christopher Elizabeth William = Elizabeth Anthony Nicholas Thomas = ?Alice Philippe = Henry | Bellew | Risdon Moore Moore Moore | Reynell | ?Clark | Isam | | | | | | SOURCES WIVELISCOMBE BRANCH ____| |_______________________________________________________________ |_______________________________________________________ | | | | | | | | | | | Phillip = Catherine Bathazar = Honor = Sp2. Jane Edward = Christian Nich. Anthony Richd. Joanne Philippe Eliz Dorothy Catherine | Gifford | Amies Gifford | Cary | | | m<1611 | | | _______| _____________|_________________________________________ | | | | | | | | Robt = Rachel Ann = John Mary = John Joan = Willm. Grace = Geo. Eliz John | Maypowder | North | Vigures | Leigh | Beare as yet b1611 | unm 1620 No children 1620 <----------ABOVE ARE DESCENDANTS OF MARGARET WYVELL AND PHILIP BOTELER (BUTLER) --------> WIVELISCOMBE BRANCH :- TO Wivell family of Crediton ^ | Tho. Wyvell of Crediton = Da. and Coh. of Clarke in Com. Devon | in Com. Som'sett | SOURCES ______________________________| | Oliver of = Alice Marystow | Gifford | m? SOURCES __________|............................................................................................ | | | | | | Thomas = Thomasine = (2) Joan = ? = (2)Elias Son2 = ? Daur1 = ? More sons and daughters? b | Whitford Dawbin | Body | Wills | | i1632 | i1598 m1628 | m | m1616 SOURCES ? | ______| |_______________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | | | Frances= Gifford Peter = Margery Francis Cath. Eliz. Joan = ? Elias c1579 | Wills b? m? c1620 c1631 c1622 c1623 c1625 | Pomeroy b? | m1600 i1642 i1622 i1622 i1622 | i1624 ______|_______________ | | Francis= Katherin Thomas c1602 | Rowse c1604 | ?m1617
Family of JOHN WYVELL of CARFFORD and ELIZABETH BRIXTON The 1564 Devon Visitation states that John Wyvell of Kirton (also known as Crediton) married Elizabeth the daughter and heir of John Brixton. So far the only references found in the National Archive Index refer to a John Wyvell with a wife Christian, and later Jane. For the moment both are assumed to relate to later marriages of the same John. The evidence for wife Jane seems fairly conclusive as the index reference states 'Jane, late the wife of John Wyvell v. Thomas, son and heir of the said John Wyvell'. Currently the only evidence for wife Christian is that her husband is called John Wyvell, lives at the appropriate time and owns property in Devon. The post mortem of about 1507 seems fairly conclusive (Carrford is presumed to be the Kirdford mentioned in this property portfolio). It seems that the name Crediton evolved from Kirdford to Kirdton/Kirton presumably as it grew from being a river crossing into a town. The evidence for children Thomas and Margaret is the 1564 visitation. The following is an extract from a View of Devonshire published 1845:- 'WIVEL of Crediton. -ARMS Argent, three mullets between three bars sable John Wivel married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Brixton, and had issue Thomas, and Margaret married to Philip Butler of Parkham. Thomas married Cecily, daughter of John Bonville of Comb-Ralegh, the relict of Maurice Moor of Cullompton and had issue William, Anthony, Nicholas and Philippa married to Henry Isam of Elbruer in Somerset. William married Elizabeth, daughter of John Reynel, of East-Ogwel, Esq., and had issue Nicholas, Anthony, Richard, Joan, Philippa, Elizabeth, Dorothy, and Katherine.' (DV p611) JOHN WYVELL ?1474 11Jul1474 (NAI C241/254/168) Debtor: William Joce, formerly merchant of Bristol, John Crosseman, formerly of Crosse in the parish of Botus Fleming {Bookkeflemyng} in [East Hundred] Cornwall, and Edward Broughton, formerly of Bere Ferrers in [Roborough Hundred] Devon. Creditor: John Wyvill. Amount: 40 Before whom: Ralph Verney, knight, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. When taken: 08/07/1473 First term: 30/11/1473 Last term: 30/11/1473 Writ to: Sheriff of Devon, Cornwall, Middx Sent by: Ralph Verney, knight, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. Endorsement: Devon, Cornwall, Middx. In Chancery on the morrow of All Souls next. ?1486/93 John Wevell or Wyvell and Cristyan, his wife (daughter of Jane Prall, sister of Thomas Gill), (NAI C1/111/38) and John Wulston, son of Johane Wolston, daughter of the said Jane. v. Thomas Pomerey and Agnes, his wife. : Detention of deeds relating to a messuage and land in Great Totnes, Bowdon, Ashprington, and Langton, late belonging to Thomas Gill, the younger, late of Hacch Arundell.: Devon. ?1486/93 John Wyvell and Cristian, his wife, and John Wolston v. John, lord Dynham, Halnath Malyverer, and others, feoffees to uses (NAI C1/112/32) : A messuage and land in Great Totnes, Bowdon, Ashprington, and Langedon, late of Thomas Gyll, uncle of the said Cristian and John Wolston.: Devon. ?1486/93 John Wyvell and Cristian, his wife, and John Wolston. v. Thomas Pomeray and Annes, his wife. (NAI C1/112/39) : Detention of deeds relating to the same.: Devon. 1507 John Wevyll: Devon 23 HenryVII Post Mortems etc (NAI C142/21/11) 1507 Inquisition post Mortem; John Wevell (Wyvell) of Carfford DEV abstract : Thomas, son & heir(TAPS 23 Hen.VII.Ser.II.Vol.21(11) - Genuki Devon Wills Project) Sp1 ELIZABETH BRIXTON Elizabeth was the daughter and heir of John Brixton.(VDEV1564) THOMAS WYVELL Married Cicely Bonville (VDEV1564) LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION MARGARET WYVELL Married Philip Butler of Parkham (VDEV1564) LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION Sp2 CRISTYAN PRALL Cristyan was the daughter of Jane Prall (nee Gill). Her sister Johane married ... Wulston and had a son John Wulston who was involved in a dispute with John and Cristyan Wyvell against Thomas and Agnes Pomeroy in the period 1486-1493 regarding land owned by Cristyan's uncle, Thomas Gill. Sp3 JANE ... The only references to her found so far are those listed below. 1504/15 Jane, late the wife of John Wyvell. v. Thomas, son and heir of the said John Wyvell. (NAI C1/369/63) : Annuity promised to complainant for releasing her right to dower, after award by arbitrators.: Devon. 1504/15 Jane Wyvell, widow v. Thomas Wevyll: Detention of deeds relating to messuages and gardens in Dartmouth.: Devon. (NAI C1/370/27) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
Family of MARGARET WYVELL and PHILIP BUTLER of Parkham This family is shown as it appears in the 1620 Devon visitation. The only reason it has been shown here is to draw attention to the marriages of her grandsons Phillip and Bathazar to Catherine and Jane Gifford both daughters of Thomas Gifford of Halisbury. Oliver Wivell of Marystow married Alice Gifford of Halisbury. No further research has been undertaken. RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
Family of THOMAS WYVELL and CICELY BONVILLE Thomas was the son of John Wyvell and Elizabeth Brixton of Crediton, Devon. Thomas married Cicely More (nee Bonville) in the few years after 1500. Details of Thomas's family are given in the 1564 visitation and are to some extent backed up by documents in the National Archive Index. The death of a Thomas Wyvell of Little Maneton in 1519 seems fairly conclusively to be this Thomas and is compatible with his widow's remarriage to James Nott. He appears to have died young:- - he died in 1519 only 12 years after his father's death - his oldest son William was made a ward at the time of his father's death THOMAS WYVELL 1486/93? or) Thomas Graunte, son of John, son of Johane .... v. Thomas Wevell (NAI C1/138/67) 1504/15? ) : Detention of deeds relating to a meadow in Cruwys Morchard, late of the said Johane.: Devon. 1505/15 William Legh, great-great-grandson and heir of John Prescote, knight. (NAI C1/331/83) v. Thomas Wevell and William Colrige.: Detention of deeds relating to land in Prescotte and Lumen.: Devon. 1504/15 Thomas Wyvell and Cycyll, his wife. v. Richard More, clerk (NAI C1/372/6) : Detention of deeds relating to the manor of Combe Raleigh.: Devon. 1507 Inquisition post Mortem; John Wevell (Wyvell) of Carfford DEV abstract: Thomas son and heir (TAPS 23 Hen.VII.Ser.II.Vol.21(11) - Genuki Devon Wills Project) 1512 Receipt by Thomas Wyvell', one of the King's collectors in Devon of the Fifteenth, for three pounds fifteen shillings (NAI 215M/ZZ4 [1512]) Contents: From Edward Elyot, mayor of the borough of Kingsbridge, of which twenty six shillings and eightpence were deducted on account of the poverty of the borough. NOTE: May refer to this Thomas. 1515/18 John Adams, chaplain of the chapel of Our Lady and St. Erasmus the Martyr, in the church of Combe Raleigh. (NAI C1/381/4) v. Cecily Wyvell, widow.: Detention of deeds relating to the chantry of William Denys and Joan, his wife, in the said chapel, on the north side of the church, founded by John Bonevyle and Alice, his wife, 26 November, 1498. (Injunction and decree endorsed.): Devon. 1518/29 John Adams, chantry priest in Combe Raleigh church of the chantry of William and Joan Denys. (NAI C1/462/29) v. James Notte and Cecily, his wife, formerly Wyvell, and Thomas Meneffe. : Lands, rents, and services in Combe Raleigh and Awliscombe, adjudged to complainant Date range: 1518 - 1529. 1518/29 William Oxenbrygge. v. Thomas Wyvell (NAI C1/551/2) : Detention of deeds relating to a messuage and land called `Nutstone' in Chawleigh.: Devon. 1519/20 Inquisition/post mortem Thomas Wyvell:Devon (NAI E150/159/15 and C142/34/7) 1519 Inquisition post Mortem; Wevell Thomas of the manor of Little Maneton [Manaton] DEV abstract : William, son & heir (TAPS 11 Hen.VIII.Ser.II.Vol.34(7) - Devon Wills project) Sp. CICELY BONVILLE Thomas was her second husband as is described in the following extract from Charles Worthy's book "Devonshire Wills ... " published 1896. 'In 1524, John Nott of Swimbridge was a party, with his son John Nott the younger, to a fresh trust deed of the parish lands; a little earlier James, son of John Nott, had married Cicely, called 'Syffrels' in the Visitation record, daughter of John Bonville (a natural son of Lord Bonville), by the eldest daughter and co-heir of John Denis of Comb-Ralegh, and daughter and heir of St. Albyn. Cicely Bonville had been first the wife of Morys More of Morehayes, in the parish of Cullompton, by whom she had sons, Humphry and Christopher, and a daughter Elizabeth; she was left a widow in the year 1500, and then married Thomas Wyvell so that James Nott was her third husband; she inherited property at Comb-Martin once famed for its silver mines, a portion of which by virtue of subsequent marriages, ultimately descended to the Pykes...' WILLIAM WYVELL LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION ANTHONY WYVELL Nothing more known. NICHOLAS WYVELL 1533 Newham in Chapter house, ? 16 November 25 Henry VIII (NAI DRO 123M/E1074) Lease, indented Richard Gylle abbot of Newham and the convent to James Notte esq., Nicholas Wyvell and Thomas Wyvell 2 grist mills in Axmyster, which John ?Stockeman late held and Alice Chubb before him, with free fishing from the head weir to the milltail, to James, Nicholas and Thomas for their lives successively as named Rent 5, tenants to repair, the Abbot finding great timber, stakes and Wynd. ...... Convent has right of distress if rent is in arrears 1 month, and of recently if rent is in a arrears without sufficient distress. If the tenants build a house "there", the Abbot will provide ground and timber and the tenants will pay no rent for the house. James may change names of Nicholas or Thomas without payment of fine. Attornies for livery of seisin: John Nuton and Thomas, Menyfe "bocher" Part of Abbey seal, on tag. Enrolled and examined. 1587 4 November 29 Elizabeth, 1587 (NAI DRO 123M/E1076) Letters testimonial John Jones Mayor of Lyme Regis, Dorset, and certain other Burgesses of the same (see signatures), for appeasing controversies and at request of Gregory Stevens of Axmister yeoman to provide letters testimonial of depositions of John Roper, sometime a monk of Newneham, and of William Pulman of Axmister. Amongst records of Lyme Regis is following testimonial of depositions Reciting that Richard Gyll late Abbot of Neweham by deed dated 30 September 29 Henry VIII [1537] leased to William Achym of Plenent, Cornwall, the reversion of 2 grist mills with the mill green belonging, free fishing from head wear to mill tail, at Axmister, (which James Nott and Nicholas and Thomas Wyvell held by indenture dated 16 November 25 Henry VIII) to hold for 90 years from the end of their term; for avoiding doubts, Roper, then parson of West Stafforde, Dorset, aged 72, and William Pulman, aged 74, sometime servant of the Abbey, and brother in law to the Abbot, swear that the aforesaid deed was made to Achym by the Abbot with assent of Convent, Sworn at Lyme Regis, 16 April 19 Elizabeth [1577], before William Elesdon mayor. Signatures of John Jones Mayor, William Elesdon, ?John J--- and John Bellamye. Large fragment of seal, on tag. NOTE: James Notte married Cicely Wyvell, widow of Thomas who died about 1519. This document clearly references a Thomas Wyvell alive in 1533. It is thought this may be a further son of Thomas and Cicely's marriage omitted from the 1564 visitation. THOMAS WYVELL Son Thomas Wyvell does not appear in the Wyvell tree in the 'Colby' 1564 visitation but does appear on p161 under the More tree with source given as 'Rawlinson Ms'. However he does also appear in a 1533 property transaction with son Nicholas (details given under son Nicholas) and stepfather James Notte. It is thought almost certain that a son Thomas existed and he may be the Thomas Wyvell of Crediton whom Thomas of Wyveliscombe references as his grandfather. LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION PHILIPPE WYVELL Nothing more known nor sought other than what is shown in the 1564 visitation RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
Family of WILLIAM WYVELL and ELIZABETH REYNELL William was the son of Thomas Wyvell and Cicely Bonville and heir to his father's estates. It seems that William was a minor when his father died and declined to follow his father's wish for him to marry Mary the daughter of Lewis Bury of Ugborough near Ivybridge, Devon. Instead he married Elizabeth daughter of John Reynell of East Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon. Details of their family are given in the 1564 visitation and are to some extent backed up by documents in the National Archive Index. The following statement appears in a the book "A view of Devonshire" published 1845:- 'John Reynell of East Ogwell Esq. married Margery, daughter of William Fortescue of Wood Esq., and had issue Walter, sans issue, Richard, Roger, John, Alice (married to Richard Soper of Woodland;)Emma to William Wivell of Crediton' (DV p595) It is thought 'Emma' may be an error for 'Elizabeth'. WILLIAM WYVELL 1519 Inquisition post Mortem; Wevell Thomas of the manor of Little Maneton [Manaton] DEV abstract : William, son & heir (TAPS 11 Hen.VIII.Ser.II.Vol.34(7) - Devon Wills project) 1524/5 04Mar1524 (15yr of his reign commenced 1509) (NAI E41/45 viii) Lewis Bury; lands of the inheritance of William Wyvell, son and heir of Thomas Wyvell: Crediton, Allen and Yelland (Yelond) [in Sandford], Nottiston (Nuston) [in crediton], Kerdford (Charford) [in Crediton], Hookway (Hakeway) [in Crediton], Cratleigh (Gretcliff) [in High Bickington]; Diptford (Dupford), Burrington, Little Torrington (Littilltoriton), Rackenford (Rakernford), Farleigh (Estfarley) in Cheriton Fitzpaine, Nutson (Suston), [in Chawleigh], South Heale (Hale), [in High Bickington], Taddiport (Tatiford) (in Little Torrington), Wigham (in Morchard Bishop), Dunsford, Ruckham (Rukkombe) [in Cruwys Morchard], Cotwill (? Tottewill in Plymouth?) Plympton, Witheridge (Witrige), Plympton Erle (Plymouth [sic] Comitis), Woodhouse in Spreyton, Brightston (Brightrichesten) [in Clyst Honiton], Downe Thomas [in Wembury], Staffiscombe (Stottiscombe) [in Plymstock], Romandisbury (? Romansleigh?), Manaton, Houndtor (Hundetorre) [in Manaton], Northalwill [? in halwell], Hennock (Heanoke), Buckfastleigh: Devon 1525/6 1525/6 22Apr1525-21Apr1526 (NAI REQ 2/12/195) Thomas Graunt v John Wevell of 'Kirton' and others: a messuage and land in Cruwys Morchard, Devon. 6 mm. [Standard surname: Grant] SMP NOTE: This appears earlier as a dispute with Thomas Wivell. Could the reference to John Wevell of Kirton be a reference to the late Thomas's deceased father? Property in Cruwys Morchard is listed as part of william's inheritance. 1529/32 Laurence Cole and Mary, his wife, daugh-of Lewis Bury, of Ugborough, gentleman. (NAI C1/624/31) v. Thomas Derke and Margery his wife, another daughter. : Proceeds of the sale of the wardship and marriage of William, son and heir of Thomas Wevell, bought by the said Lewis and sold by defendants as directed by his will, because he would not marry the said Mary.: Devon. 1544/7 22Apr1544-15Feb1547 John VIGOURS of Buckland Brewer, husbandman, and Wilmot his wife, daughter of John Lake, deceased, v. Eleanor LAKE, late the wife of the said John, and John LAKE his younger son. : Messuage and land in High Bickington, demised by ... Wevell, esquire, to the said John, deceased, John his eldest son, defendants, and the said Wilmot.: DEVON. NOTE: Property in High Bickington is part of William's inheritance so this may be a reference to him. 1558/79 Warre v. Wyvell: Dorset. (NAI C3/189/9) NOTE: May be a dispute with our William? Would need to examine papers to determine. 1575 17Jun1575 17 Elizabeth I (NAI DRO Z1/10/90) Former reference: DD.43304 Language: Latin Contents: CREDITON Letters patent Inspecting a writ of ad quod damnum dated 9 May 1575 and an inquisition ad quod damnum, 28 May 1575 by oath of Edmond Drewe, gent., Nicholas Tuberfilde, gent., John Davye, gent., William Wevell, gent., Thomas Quicke, gent., William Kingwyll, gent., Nicholas Kelwaye, gent., Philip Smythe, gent., Richard Potter, John Pearse, John Kingwell, John Tuckfylde, Richard Brownscombe, Robert Townsend, James Browne, William Esworthie, Nicholas Brownscombe, John Payne, John Burgen, Robert Payne, James Rogers, Hugh Browne, John Wysleke, and John Ware, the same effect as in Z1/10/93. And exemplifying the same at request of William Peryam, esq. Royal Seal [broken]. NOTE: Also Z1/10/89 similar Wevell name in list ELIZABETH REYNELL No more known - no further research carried out. Nicholas The 1564 visitation seems to indicate that he was married but omits to name the spouse. The link below is to a Nicholas who married in 1579 which is of course too late. ?LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION Anthony ?1586 c. 17Jun1586 St Edmunds Exeter William son of Anthonie Wivell (IGI C050921) Richard Nothing more known. Joanne Nothing more known. Philippe Nothing more known. Elizabeth Nothing more known. Catherine ?1584 m. 21Sep1584 St Edmunds Exeter Katherin Wivell or Winell and William Knapman (IGI M050921) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
Family of NICHOLAS WYVELL and ISOTE LANGFORD NICHOLAS WYVELL 1579 m. 15Jun1579 Branscombe Nycholas Wevill and Isot Langford (IGI M001821) 1583 Bond in 200 (NAI Plymouth and West Devon, CALMADY MANUSCRIPTS 372/2/7/11) 1 Nicholas Wyvell of Branscombe, gent 2 Richard and Andree Calmady, gents 1583 1 Nicholas Wyvell, gent 2 Richard and Andrew Calmadye, gentleman Lands in Downe Thomas as below Bargain and sale. (NAI Plymouth and West Devon, CALMADY MANUSCRIPTS 372/25/1/2) 1584 1 Nicholas Wyvell, gent (NAI Plymouth and West Devon, CALMADY MANUSCRIPTS 372/25/1/4) 2 The brothers Richard and Andrew Calmadye, gentlemen Tenement in Downe Thomas, occupier William Webbe Bargain and sale 1584 Richard and Andrew Calmady, plaintiff Richard Wyvell, gent and Isote, his wife, deforciants (NAI WDRO CALMADY MANUSCRIPTS 372/19/1/8) Stoddiscombe, Down Thomas and Wembury Final concord. Richard and Andrew Calmady, Nicholas Wyvell and Isote, his wife (NAI WDRO pl 372/14/3/10) Lands in Stoddiscombe, Downe Thomas and Wembury Final Concord NOTE: CALMADY are a Cornish Family (now extinct) originally from Calmady in Poundstock subsequently Combshead in Stoke Climsland (British History Online) 1587-91 Wevell v Clotworthey. [Bill and answer or answers] (NAI C3/220/55) Plaintiffs: Nicholas Wevell. Defendants: Joan Clotworthey, widow. Subject: Property in Burrington, Devon. NOTE: Halisbury (home of Alice Gifford wife of Oliver Wivell of Marystowe) was in Burrington parish Sp. ISOTE LANGFORD Apart from the reference to Isote wife of Nicholas Wyvell in the 1584 legal action above, nothing further has been found so far. HENRY WIVELL 1580 c. 08Feb1580 Branscombe Henry son of Nicholas and Isote Wevill (IGI P001821) ELIZABETH WIVELL 1581 c. 28Nov1581 Branscombe Elizabeth daur of Nicholas Wevill (IGI P001821) Anthonie Wivell 1586 c. 17Jun1586 St Edmunds Exeter William son of Anthonie Wivell (IGI C050921) Katherin Wivell or Winell 1584 m. 21Sep1584 St Edmunds Exeter Katherin Wivell or Winell and William Knapman (IGI M050921) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
Family of THOMAS WYVELL and ? CLARKE This family appears in the 1620 Visitation of Cornwall where Thomas is described as 'of Crediton'. Although he is not referenced under the Wyvell tree in the 1564 visitation of Devon edited by Colby he does appear elsewhere in that document and there are property documents in the National Archive Index that appear to reference him. For the reasons stated it is thought Thomas is probably the son of Thomas Wyvell and Cicely Bonville. He had a son Oliver and maybe other children. THOMAS WYVELL 1533 See Property Document referring to James Notte, Nicholas Wyvell (his brother?) and Thomas Wyvell. Sp. ...? CLARKE Nothing more known. OLIVER WYVELL LINK TO FURTHER INFORMATION NOTE in the 1620 Somerset visitation there appears the following entry 'Christopher Samford of Bicknoler co Somerset living 1628 = Eliz. d. of John Wyvell of Crediton RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
Family of OLIVER WYVELL and ALICE GIFFORD Oliver was the son of Thomas and ..? Wyvell of Crediton. The only reference to him and wife Alice found so far is in the 1620 Visitation (1620 VC) of Cornwall, presumably from information supplied or verified by son Thomas. So far only two early references have been found for Marystow Wyvells. Both relate to John Wyvells 1533/8 John, son and heir of John Dyppford. v. William, son of Thomas Blygth, and John Wyvell, servant of the latter. (NAI C1/780/9) : Detention of deeds relating to a messuage and land at Dyppford (i.e. Dippertown ?) in Marystow, and forcible ouster in contempt of a verdict.:Devon. NOTE1 1529/32 Thomas Blyght. v. John Dypford the elder and the younger, John Hyll and William Harres.: Detention of deeds relating to a messuage and land in Dypford [Dipford] in Morstowe [St. Marystow].: Devon. (NAI C1/606/50) NOTE: See property connection with Crediton Wyvells HERE 1598 Feoffment (NAI Plymouth and West Devon RO 890/54) 1 George Bickell and William Skelly) 2 Thomas Wise, Bartholomew Hatherley, John Beare, John Blacheford, John Wyvell, Oliver Hill, John Hawkin, Edmond Doidge, John Grilles, Charles Maynard, John Bickell and Arthur Adam Thorne tenement, Marystow Oliver WYVELL He is described as "of Maristowe, Devon" (1620 VC). It seems this is the Parish of Marystowe in the Lifton Hundred close to Launceston NOT the village of Maristow in the Roborough Hundred, close to Plymouth and Saltash (just across the Tamar) - see Maristowe. There are too may unknowns to determine his date of birth - it could be around 1520 to 1540 in Crediton. He married Alice Gifford probably in the 20 year period between 1542 and 1562 (probably nearer to the later date) from Halisbury in the parish of Burrington, Devon. Son Thomas in his will refers to "his brothers and sisters children". Unfortunately this is ambiguous and may mean he had more than one brother and more than one sister with children. If he had only one brother and one sister alive it is felt he is more likely to have named them both. Oliver probably died in Marystowe. Sp. Alice GIFFORD She is described 'Alice Da. of .... Gifford of Halisburie in Com. Devon'(1620 VC). The fact that her father's name is not given implies that Thomas could not remember it or may not have known it. Either case suggests Thomas had little contact with him - it may be that he died before Thomas was born. A Giffard family with Halesbury connections appears in the 1620 Devon visitation but Alice is not mentioned. However on the Boteler family tree the marriage of Catherine daughter of Thomas Gifford of Halesbury to Phillip Boteler, grandson of Margaret (the daughter of John Wivell) is mentioned. It is possible they may be related. Thomas Wyvell prob.1547-1563 b. Parish of Marystowe, Devon (per will made in 1631) See also Calculation of Thomas's date of birth. bef. 1578 m. Thomasine Whitford daughter of John Whitford of Sconor Cornwall (VC) ?Son 2 Born after Thomas and married ?Son 3 Born after Thomas and married ?Daughter 1 Married ?Daughter 2 Married Calculation of Thomas's date of birth The date calculations are based on following facts:- 1. The earliest date for Thomas's 1st marriage was 1578 as his daughter Frances was christened on 18Apr1579. 2. Thomas stood for office of High Sheriff of Cornwall in January 1625/6 (and remarried 2 years later) 3. Thomas was buried on 07May1632. If 21 when married, he would have been born in 1557 and both the resulting ages below seem possible :- 68 when elected High Sheriff 75 when he died If 31 when married, he would have been born in 1547 but the resulting age for holding office of High Sheriff appears too high:- 78 when elected High Sheriff (and 80 for remarriage) 85 when he died If 15 when married, he would have been born in 1563 and both resulting ages appear possible 62 when elected High Sheriff 69 when he died Based on the above it is thought the most likely date of birth for Thomas is within the 15 year period from 1547 until 1563 and probably closer to the later date BUT it must be understood that this is PURE SUPPOSITION AND NOT FACT. Date of Oliver and Alice's marriage If we assume Thomas was the oldest son and heir of Oliver then the latest date for their marriage would be 1562 (one year before the latest date for Thomas's birth). Thomas bequeathes to 'his brother and sisters children'. This implies at one or more brothers and one or more sisters who had children and therefore probably married. There could have been sisters born before him. If we assume a five year between his parents marriage and his birth then the earliest date for their marriage would be around 1542 (= 1547-5). Date of Oliver's birth There are too many unknowns to make any calculations meaningful. If we assume he married at 21 then he may have been born between 1521 and 1541 and probably closer to the later date. Maristowe Oliver's son Thomas bequeathes in his will 'to the poor of the parish of Maristowe where I was born'. As far as is known the hamlet of Maristow in the Roborough Hundred was never a parish. The wrong description may have been used in the Will but there is evidence of other links to the parish of Marystowe. In a document dated 04Mar1524 in the National Archives, the lands of the inheritance of William Wyvell, son and heir of Thomas Wyvell of the manor of Little Manaton are listed including 'Dupford' which had been taken by archivists to mean the parish of Diptford. However there is evidence that at that time there was also a property 'Dupford' in the parish of Marystowe that no longer exists :- 1. This land dispute of 1533/38 clearly refers to 'Dyppford' in Marystow and lists a John Wyvell and Thomas Blygth. It seems that the property (which was part of William's inheritance in 1525) had been sold before 1538. 2. A Deed of Exchange dated 10Jun1612 (NAI CRO PP/651) that conveys a property 'Dupeford in Maristow Devon' from Wm Bligh of South Petherwin to Sir Thomas Wise and Lady Mary (Daughter of Robert Stafford of Staffford, Devon). Sir Thomas is referenced in the 1620 Visitation of Devon and is Lord of the manor of Sydenham in the parish of Marystowe. 3. This 1765 map of the parish of Marystowe does not show "Dupeford". In White's 1850 Directory the hamlet of Dipperton (present day 'Dippertown') is mentioned. On the 1765 Map the site of present day Dippertown appears to be just North of Marystowe opposite Sydenham manor on the East bank of the river Lyd. In the Marystowe parish registers of 1813 the place name Dipfordtown is mentioned. RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
Family of Thomas WYVELL and THOMASINE WHITFORD of WIVELSCOMBE Thomas was the son of Oliver and Alice Wyvell. Thomas WYVELL 15?? b. Maristow (per will and 1620 visitation) 15?? Buys property which he names Wiveliscomb. 'At the foot of Saltash' says Carew 'there abutteth upon the sea a rock called Ashtorre, alias Esses Torre which is invested with the jurisdiction of a manor, and claimeth the suits of many gentlemen, as his freeholders in knight service'. This manor, which extends its jurisdiction into several parishes in Cornwall and Devonshire belonged formerly to the ancient family of Fleming in Devonshire, barons of Slane in Ireland. By the sons of a sister, and one of the co-heireses of the Fleming family it was sold in the sixteenth century to Thomas Wyvell, Esq., from whose family it passed by a female heir to teh ancestor of Francis Wills, Esq., of saltash, the present Proprietor.' (History of Cornwall - Fortescue Hitchins 1824) 15?? m. before 1579 Thomasine daughter of John Whitford of Sconor, Cornwall (VC) NOTE: Daughter Frances was baptised on 19Apr1579. Sconor seems to be the name of a farm in St. Germans. Marriages for St Germans Parish go back to 1590 so probably no record for this marriage is likely to be found. 1587? Trefusis v. Wivell (NAI STAC 5/T27/14) c1590 Feoffment; consideration 140. (NAI CRO X556/11) (1) Rich. Pickford of Treskelly, gent., to (2) Jn. Harris of Landrest, esq. 1/3 part of messuages, lands and tenements called Tempellow in occ. of (1) (two other parts of premises are or are reputed to be the inheritance of Rob. Beckett and Rob. Stafford, esqs.), with all deeds. Wtn: Thos. Wyvell, Jn. Crabb, Thos. Stephens, Mathew Truskott, Wm. Michell. 30 June 1597. Endorsed: livery of seisin taken by Jn. Hunkyn, Thos Stephens, Wm. Wills, Nich. Huyett and Walter Stephens. 1603 Moore v. Wyvell, Clowbury and Stronge: Corn. (NAI STAC8/209/3) Covering dates 04/03/1603-27/03/1625 1604 04May1604 (House of Commons Journal) Thomas Wyvell, Gentleman,Burgess for Saltash in Cornwall, upon Information given to Mr. Speaker, that he is an Accountant to the King for the Sheriff of Cornwall, the last Year, and is this next Term to pass his Account, which he must now necessarily attend, is licensed to depart; and is commanded, when he shall have performed that Service, to return again, to do Service in the House. 1609 28Jan1609 Enfeoffment. 12.(NAI CRO CY/1119) (i) Wm. Sendye of St. Stephens by Saltash, yeo. Rich. Sendye of Saltash, shipwright. (ii) Arthur Burell of Burell, gent. - ten. and garden and close called Bawden occ. Hen. Hancocke in Carkele, St. Stephens by Saltash between lands of Wm. Porter, gent. S. and Wm. Sendye's lands N. and E., W. royal highway. Bawden close contained 1a. and lay on S.E. and W. of lands of Thos. Wivell, gent., N. royal highway. Witd. Thos. Burell, Wm. Lukeman. Endsd. with note of agreement of Hen. Hancocke and his attornment of tenancy to (ii) by payment of one penny. 9 March 1609, witd. Thos. Burell, Paul Jackman and Jn. Edgcombe. 1611 Parties: Francis Morice and Francis Phelips of London, gentlemen. Thomas Wyvell of St. Stephen's by Saltash co. Cornwall, gent. (NAI E214/1497) Place or Subject: Indenture of bargain and sale of the rectory and church of St. Gerem's (? = St. Germans) co. Cornwall. Cornwall 1617/21 Walter v. Wyvell: Cornwall (NAI C3/328/64) 1619 26Sep1619 Bargain and sale (copy) (NAI CRO G1266) Wm. Coryton of West Newton in St. Mellion, Esq., to Thos. Wyvel of Wyvelescombe, Esq. Manor of Trewarthenick, including Cuskean. 1620 15Nov1620 Bargain and sale (copy). Natural affection 66.13.4. (NAI CRO DS/64) (i) Walter Tredenecke, St. Breock, gent. (ii) His son, Nicholas Tredenecke, gent. - - Penkeane alias Penqueane (15 acres) St. Breock, then held by Roger Werrye. - - St. Jegy Wartha (10 acres) and St. Jegye Wollas (56a) with commons in St. Issey then held by Nicholas Hawkin (Wartha) and by Wm. Cornish, gent. (Wollas). - - Trevone, Carvaddall, Cruckemeere (12a) in Padstow held by John Ivey, John Stoute and William West. - - Trengeare (30 acres) St. Gennys, held by John Carter, clerk - - Brownespitt (10 acres) in Morwenstow occ. Alex. Stanbury, gent. - - Ten. in Week St. Mary with commons held by John Tooker. - - annuity of 10s. from Tresmorren alias Tresmorett, St. Gennys held by John Hooper. - - (Donveight ?) (= Dunveth) (50a.) in St. Breock, held by Hen. Tredenecke, gent. (Freely acquitted except for various leases which are detailed). Witd. Thos. Wynell, Francis Wills, Christopher Nile, Thomas Marke, Maurice Gater. Endsd. with note of enrollment at Saltash 22 Nov. 1620 before Thomas Wyvell, esq. J.P. Enrolled before Edward Donriche, clerk of the peace. Witd. Matthew Lynam, Wm. Hocken, Paskoe Hawke. 1625 17Jan1625/6 Election indenture (NAI HH/13/2) (1) Thomas WYVELL esquire, sheriff of Cornwall (2) Michael TRECLYNE mayor of Grampound and the burgesses, Edward THOMAS to be M.P. 1627 15Dec1627 St Stephens by Saltash Mar. lic. between Thomas Wyvell of Wyvellscombe in the parish of St. Stephen's by Saltash and Joanna Wills of St Stephens aforesaid. (1620 visitation - additional notes by JM) 1628 m. 18Dec1628 St Stephens by Saltash Thomas Weyvell, gent, and Johanna Wills, widow. (HCN) m. 18Dec1628 St Stephens by Saltash Joanna daughter of ... Dawbin and widow of (1) William Body (2) Elias Wills (VC) 1625/50 Buller v Wyvell (NAI C 2/ChasI/B1/46) Plaintiff: Buller kt. Defendant: Wyvell esq and others. Document type: [Bill and answer or answers]. NOTE: Buller family fought for control of Saltash borough 1631 w. 05Mar1631 makes his will 1632 i. 07May1632 St Stephens by Saltash (VC) 1633 w. 13Feb1633 probate granted Sp1 Thomasine WHITFORD She was the daughter of John Whitford of Sconor in Cornwall. Sconor appears to be the name of a farm in St Germans. The burial of a Joan Whitford on 29???1606 daughter of John is recorded in the St. Germans parish register. This may be a sister of Thomasine. 1598 i. 09May1598 (Heraldic Church Notes of Cornwall) Frances WYVELL 1579 c. 18Apr1579 St Stephens by Saltash (VC) 1600 m. 13Oct1600 Frances Wyvell m. Gifford Wills (Heraldic Church Notes of Cornwall - St Stephens Saltash) NOTES: 'Weddings. 1600. Oct. 13. Gifford,son of Nicholas Wills,gent. , and Frances Wyveil.(Nicholas Wills married Ebbot, daughter of John Gifford, and is buried with a monument at Landrake. Frances Wyvell was the daughter and heir of Thomas Wyvell, of Wyvellscombe, gent., and Thomasine his wife, whose burial is recorded in these Registers as Thomasine, wife of Thomas Wyvell, gent,, buried 9th May, 1598. By this marriage Wyvellscombe came to the Wills family.' ALSO:'Wills of Landrake, now of Saltash, whose family, in the visitation of 1620, are traced five generations before that period, married the heiress of the ancient family of Wyvel or Wyvells of Wivelscomb in St. Stephen's, near Saltash. The present representative of both families is Francis Wills, Esq. of Saltash.' (Magna Britannia: volume 3: Cornwall (1814) 1605 i. 08Jun1605. St Stephens by Saltash Frances, wife of Gifford Wills, gent. (HCN) NOTE: Year 1604 (VC) Sp. Gifford WILLS Son of Nicholas Wills of Smallcombe in St Stephens and Ebbot daughter of John Gifford 1608 w. 14Oct1608 was administrator of his father's estate - father buried at Landrake 04Oct1607 (VC) 1612 i. 08Oct1612 Landrake (VC) Francis WILLS 1602 c. 20Jun1602 St Stephens by Saltash Francis son of Gifford Wills, gent (HCN) 1617 m. 30Dec1617 Katherine daughter of Ambrose Rowse of Hawton/Halton Esq. (VC) NOTE: Makes him about 17 at best, if year correct! Thomas WILLS 1604 c. 17Sep1604 St Stephens by Saltash Thomas son of Gifford Wylls, Gent (HCN) NOTE: Year 1603 (VC) Sp2 Joanna DAWBIN 1616 m. 02Jul1616 St Stephens by Saltash Elias Wills and Johanna, relict of Mr. Body, gent. (HCN) 1638 as in recital for redr. of term and lives of Wm. and Eliz. {Elizabeth?} Webb. (NAI CRO CY/3078) Assignment to be void on payment by (i) to Joan Wyvel of Treweard, widow of 20 and to Katherine Trebell, spinster 15. (i) and (ii) both bound to Joan Wyvell and Katherine 1645 12Apr1645 Quitclaim (NAI CRO AM83) (1) Rich Robarts of Landrake, gent., to (2) Joan Wyvell of Weare, St. Stephen-by-Saltash, wid. Messuages and lands in Brightor in Landrake, in occ. of Wm. Brooking, gent. 1650 Bond in 1000. (NAI CRO AM/55) (1) Mathew Cozen of Hay, esq., and Joan Wyvell of Hay, wid., to (2) Eliz. {Elizabeth?} Cruse of Egloskerry, wid. (2) to hold and enjoy tenement and lands in Bodharlock, with common of pasture on Reddon or Reddown in Egloskerry, without Date: 1650. 1656 Part only of receipt, Joan Wyvell of Bedharlock, wid., (NAI CRO AM/188) to Gideon Cozens, for legacy bequeathed by Eliz. Cruse, wid., being all her goods at Nottor in St. Stephen-by-Saltash; also a bond in 1000 by which Winifred Hitchens is bound to surrender Nottor on demand. 1658 w. ..Apr1658 makes a will (replaced by a later will) 1659 Feoffment (Plymouth and West Devon RO 349/5/3) 1 Sir Christopher Wrey of Trebigh, Cornwall, Baronet 2 Joan Wyvell of Hay, Cornwall, widow Middlehill and Little Middlehill, St Ive 1660 Settlement of freehold lands 1 Joan Wyvell of St Ive, Cornwall, widow (NAI CRO 349/5/6) 2a Frauncis Buller the younger of Shillingham, Cornwall, esq 2b John Buller of London, esquire Messuages in Landrake, Botus Fleming, St Ive and the Borough of Saltash, Cornwall To 1660 07Jul1660 Conveyance to uses (1) Johan Wyvell of St. Ive, wid., to (2) Francis Buller, jun., of Shillingham, esq., and Jn. Buller of Middle Temple, esq. Consideration: natural love and affection for her grandson Thos. Dodson of St. Ive, esq., and grandsons Gideon, Jonathan and David Cossens, gents. Messuages, lands and tenements in Botus Fleming, St. Ive, Landrake and Saltash borough, to use of (1) for her life, then to Thos. and his heirs; in default of heirs, Landrake lands to Gideon, Botus Fleming and St. Ive lands to Jonathan, Saltash lands to David C. 1666 w. 08May1666 makes a new will 1666 Part only of conveyance. (NAI CRO AM/19) (1) Joan Wyvell of Bedharlock, Egloskerry, wid., to (2) Gideon Cozens. Consideration: natural love and affection of (1) for her grandson Gideon C. Bulls, heifers and steers, and the desk, which were brought to Egloskerry from Nottor 1667 w. 15May1667 Probate granted 1667 14Jul1667 (NAI CRO AM70) ssignment of leaseholds; consideration 40. (1) Jas. Colling of St. Ive, husbandman, to (2) Thos. Dodson of Hay, esq. Recites: 99 yr. lease, Sir Chris. Wrey to Jas. Colling, 4 June 1656. - plot of land (3a.) called Middle Hill in St. Ive with common of pasture on Caradon Down, part of manor of Rosecraddock 99 yr. lease, Sir Chris. Wrey to Jas. Colling, 20 Dec. 1657 - dwelling-house lately built on acre of land part of Middle Hill, at lower end, with liberty to cut furze (1) to (2): Plots of land and dwelling-house, as above. 20 Oct. 1659 Endorsed: memorandum of agreement, Thos. Dodson and Jonathan Cozens of St. Ive, gent., bro.-in-law of Thos. D. and exor. of will of Joan Wyvell, wid; Thos. D. to give to Jonathan C. "a reasonable value" for premises; Jonathan C. to make assignment to Thos. D. of his interest therein. 1679 Assignment of leasehold; consideration 20. (NAI CRO AM/85) (1) Jn. {John?} Symons sen. of Landrake, husbandman, to (2) Jonathan Cozens of Brightor, Landrake, gent. Recites: 99 yr. lease, Joan Wyvell late of Badharlock, wid., to Abraham Binnick of Quethiock, blacksmith, Date: 1679. Sp2's First Husband ... BODY Nothing more known. There may also be children by this earlier marriage. Sp2's Second Husband - Elias WILLS 1625 i. 19Mar1625 St Stephens by Saltash Elias Wills, gent Peter Wills 1642 w. ..May1642 drafts his will 1642 i. 13Jun1642 St Stephens by Saltash Peter Wills, gent 1642 w. ..Jul1642 PCC probate granted Margery WILLS 1620 c. 08Jun1620 St Stephens by Saltash Margery, daughter of Elias Wills, gent. 1622 i. 26Oct1622 St Stephens by Saltash Margaret, daughter of Elias Wills, gent. Francis WILLS 1621 c. 30Sep1631 St Stephens by Saltash Francis, son of Elias Wills, gent. , and Joanna his wife. 1622 i. 12Nov1622 St Stephens by Saltash Francis, son of Elias Wills, gent. Catherine WILLS 1622 c. 20Oct1622 St Stephens by Saltash Catherine, daughter of Elias Wills, gent. 1622 i. 14Nov1622 St Stephens by Saltash Catherine, daughter of Elias Wills, gent. Elizabeth WILLS 1623 c. 21Oct1623 St Stephens by Saltash Elizabeth, daughter of Elias Wills, gent. Johan WILLS 1625 c. 15Feb1625 St Stephens by Saltash Johan, daughter of Elias Wills. 16?? m. ... Pomeroy (per mother's will - dau. Joan Pomerie and her children) Elias WILLS 1624 i. 11Mar1624 St Stephens by Saltash Elias, son of Elias Wills, gent. RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE
LIST OF REFERENCES NOT INCLUDED ABOVE Plympton 21 October 30 Edward I (1302) (NAi Plymouth and West Devon RO 1221/1) Letter of homage and fealty between William Carswill, Edward Barnehouse, Joan his wife and John Wyvell on one part and John Lyte son of Thomas Lyte on the other part. John Lyte makes homage and fealty for the manors he holds of Brixton and Down Thomas by military tenure and pays 100 shillings relief Rental (dorse) of John Selman' of land and property in Plympton, Walford, Plymouth and Brixton 8 Henry VII (1492/1493) Letter of homage and fealty made by Robert Ford to William Carswill, John Wyvell and Edward Barnehouse for a garden in Brixton held by military Tenure Down Thomas 1 May 1 Edward V (1483) Letter of homage and fealty made by Thomas Lyte to Thomas Wyvel, John Carsewell, John Barnehouse for land and tenements in Brixton held by military tenure in Brixton 1541 m. 16Jan1541 Lezant John Weavell and Wilmote Baker (COD) 1542 m. ..Jan1542 Landulph Walter Wyvell and Ann (COD = Phillimores) 1548 m. 28Jul1548 Lezant ... Weavell of North Hill and Margery Fitze (COD) 1552 m. 15May1552 Lezant John Weavell and Alice Heathman (COD) ?living at North Hill 1544, on Muster Roll of 1569 ?Alice bur. Lezant 29 Sept. 1604 1558-1579 Wyvell v. Spore: Cornwall (NAI C3/194/50) 1558-1603 George Dennys v Mark Wevyll, his wife Joan, John Rowke and his wife Thomasine.(NAI C2/Eliz/D12/43) Deeds. A tenement and grist mill in the parish of Yarnscombe, Devon, the inheritance of plaintiff. Short title: Dennys v Wyvell etc. 1582 m. 20Nov1582 Lezant Grace Weavell and Stephen Trenaman (COD) 1583 m. 30Jun1583 Lezant William Weavell and Richaurd Jourden (COD) ? c. Lezant 15 April 1556 ? bur. North Hill 23 Feb. 1630 1587 m. 22Jan1587 Lezant Henry Weavell and Grace Triplet (COD) 1593 m. 02Dec1593 Landrake Richard Wyvell and Jane Merringe (COD) 1594/5 Batten v Wyvell, Hobbe. (NAI STAC 5/B30/22) 1599 m. 07May1599 Lezant Richaurd Weavell and Nicholas Axworthie (COD) 1605 m. 18Jun1605 St. Stephens by Saltash THOMAS VEALL and ANN WYVELL (HCN p135) 1607 22Jun1607 Bond in 44 (NAI CRO ME/996) 1 Rich. Edgcumbe of Mt. Edgcumbe, Kt. 2 Arthur Wyvell of Stoke Damerell, Devon, Yeo. To keep covenants in bargain and sale of same date betw. 1 and 2. 1611 May 14 1611 William Wivell of Crediton and Margaret Lee of Newton St. Cires, said Wivell and Walter Lee of Newton aforesaid bound. [Marriage licences of the Diocese of Exeter by Col. Vivian (covers 1523 - 1631)] 1621 Nov 14, 1621 Henry Wivell of Crediton and Agnes Saunders, widow, of St David Exeter [Marriage licences of the Diocese of Exeter by Col. Vivian (covers 1523 - 1631)] 1621/4 Arundell v. Wivell: Cornwall (NAI C3/330/35) 1621 Lee v. Wyvell: Devon (NAI C3/365/8) 1622 m. 27Aug1622 Lezant Catherine Wivell and James Sargent (COD) 1623 m. 20Jan1623 St Ive John Wivell and Marie Wallshe COD) 1623 m. 26Nov1623 St Ive William Wivell and Elizabeth Bonny (COD) ? bur. North Hill 23 Feb. 1670 ? Elizabeth Benny bur. North Hill 27 Dec. 1696 1627 w. Wiliam Wevill of Milbrook (Maker) Husbandman W ab Corn Misc Holman ML 1636 m. ..Aug1636 Botus Fleming John Wyvell and Margaret Fulford (COD = Phillimores) 1641/42 Cornwall Protestation Returns - Mar 1641/42 Anthonye WYVILL of Lezant Nathaniell WIVELL of South Petherwin John WEVILL of St.Ive William WEVILL of St. Ive 1641/42 Devon Protestation Returns 1641/2 - Burrington in North Tawton Hundred Alexander Wyvell Constable Alexander Wyvell Overseer NOTE: Per White's Devon Directory 1850; 'Burrington ... including Halsbury, Callard, Northcote, and other scattered farms.' The residence of Oliver Wyvell's wife - Alice Gifford of 'Halisburie' -about 10m south of Barnstaple - 20m+ NW of Marystow. 1642 m. 01Aug1642 Lezant Anthonie Weavell and Elizabeth Goodman (COD) 1650 John Vacy and Elizabeth his wife, James Swigg, Robert Lyne, John Veale and Henry Roberts (NAI C10/10/129) v Matthew Cozens and Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Dodson, John Wyvell, Christopher Reader and Maurice Gater : Menheniot and St Clear, Cornwall 1655 w. 14Feb1655 Probate of Will of ANTHONY WIVELL, Yeoman of Lezant, Cornwall 1658 Marriage settlement (PWDRO 349/8/6) 1a James Hockaday the elder of Tavistock, husbandman 1b Agnes Hockaday his wife 2a David Sargent of Tavistock, tanner 2b Bevill Wyvell of Tavistock, malster 3a James Hockaday the younger of Tavistock 3b Agnes Knight alias Edmonds of Tavistock, widow Messuage called Crossparks, Lamerton Jointure of 70 for (3a) 1658 Pomeroy v Wivell, Coobe, Dottson, Cosen and Gideon: Cornwall (C10/465/238) 1658 Wivell to Richerd, lease of land at Brightor. (NAI Plymouth and West Devon RO Strode Family of Newnham 72/718) 1659 Wivell to Bone, lease of Liggisham in Botus Fleming. (Plymouth and West Devon RO, Strode Family of Newnham 72/552) 1659 w. 02Sep1659 Probate of Will of Henry Wivill, Husbandman of Winkleigh, Devon 1662 Wivell to Letheby, lease of a house at Northdown. (NAI Plymouth and West Devon RO, Strode Family of Newnham 72/719) 1664 Jewell v. Wyvell:Corn (C10/76/55) 1665 Wivell to Spridle, lease of property in Botus Fleming. (NAI Plymouth and West Devon, Strode Family of Newnham 72/553) 1666 Wivell to Cozens, lease of Greenway in Brightor. (NAI Plymouth and West Devon, Strode Family of Newnham 72/720) 1670 07Dec1670 99 yr lease (lives of lessee; Wm., s. of Jn. Luskey; Mary, dau. of Jn. Burrow, jun. of Northill); rent 4/- Consideration: 42-10-0 (1) Jn. Vincent of Battens, Northill, gent., to (2) Rich. Burrow of Northill, yeo. Moiety of tenement in Treslin or Treslin late in occ. of Geo. and Wm. Wivell and Thos. Hender, then of Gentill Bant and Wm. Gill, being part of whole village and fields of Treselins. Jn.); rent S/- (also NOTE: Tresellarne and spelling variants is a property in North Hill 1673 Wivell v. Porter (NAI C22/840/4) 1681/2 Richard Wivell v. William Stokes (NAI E134/33Chas2/mich9) : Closes called "Dockaker," lately in defendant's possession, and the parishes of Mary Magdalen and Burrow, of Donheved alias Launceston, and the parish of St. Thomas by Launceston (Cornwall). Metes and bounds. Tithes.: Devon; Cornwall. 1681/3 Richard Wivell v. William Stokes (NAI E134/33and 34Chas2/Hil3) : Lands called "Dockaker" within the parish of Mary Magdalen, in Dunheved alias Launceston. Tithes.: Cornwall 1685 m. 11Feb1685 Lezant William Wivell and Ann Mershead (COD) 1690 9 yr. lease; rent 3 William Wivell of Hatherleigh, Devon, yeo., to Oliver Bartlett of St. Stephen, glover (NAI CRO ww/338) Messuage, tenement and garden in St. Stephens churchtown in occ. Oliver B.. [Cornwall Record Office, WERRINGTON ESTATE RECORDS] 1698 23May1698 Lezant Mary WEEVELL of north Hill and Peter Hurden of North Hill 1708 i. 21mar1708 St Stephens by Saltash THOMAS WYVELL (HCN p154) 1723 Devon and Exeter Oath rolls 1723 Susanna Wevill, widow [Signed] (Exeter Oath rolls - 1723) Richard Wivell of Buckland Filleigh [Signed] (Devon Oath Rolls - 15Nov1723) William Wyvill (Wivell) of Buckland Filleigh [Signed] (Devon Oath Rolls - 15Nov1723) 13Oct1692 Lewannack Mary Wevell and Samuel Wreyford 17Nov1693 Lewannack Jone weavell and William Westlake of St Clether Northill - see C052951 from 1630 0n Earliest Edward son of William 1633 1692 Dorothy Wivell apprenticed to Edward Herring master (Marystow Parish Records PWDRO 890/247) 1620 Visitation of Devon:- and under Reynell family:- 'John Reinell of Est Ogwell, 1 s. = Mary d. of Wm Fortescue of Wood (wife's name Margery in 'View of Devonshire in MDCXXX' - Thomas Westcote) ________________________________| | Eliz. = Wivell of Crediton (daughter 'Emma to William Wivell of Crediton "View of Devonshire") 1623 visitation of Somerset (VSOM1623) Samford see also 1620 Visitation of Devon p 252. ARMS. - Argent, a chevron between three mullets sable. Christopher Samford of Halberton === Ann d. of John Balsh of co. Devon s. and h. | Ilmister co. Som. _________________________________| | 1 |2 |3 Martyn Christopher Barthol. Samford of === Bridget d. of Wodrowe of Onfrallomb Withicomb Rayley. | in com Devon (Ilfracombe?). _______________________________________________| | 2 |3 |4 | Fabyan Anthony Thomas Christopher Samford of = Eliz d. of John Wyvell of Crediton Bicknoler co. Somerset | in com. Devon living 1623 CHR. SANFORD. Clark. ARMS. - Gules, two bars argent and gules, in chief three cinquefoils ermine. Granted 1576 by Cooke. John Clark of Thornburie co. Glouc. === | Richard Clark of London. = Joan d. and coh. of Wm. Milburne of co. Som. _________________________________________________________| |2 3 | Richard of London. Henry of Oxford. John Clark of === Cicely d. of Wm. Boreman of Devon. Wells co. Som. | | | Richard Clark of Long Sutton = Alice d. of Wm Hurde co. Som. living 1628. | of Long sutton. _______________________________| | | Ferdinando ob. s.p. Sarah age 9, 1623 1800 Game list Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 02Oct1800 Gamekeeper Name By whom deputed Wiwell, Nathaniel, gent. Hatherleigh Elizabeth Drake Horwood, Fishleigh, and all other Lands in Devon
There are other documents at CRO regarding William Wivell of Bodmin, Emlyn and Elizabeth Wivell of North Hill etc. The following Wivells may also be related in some way:- Abraham WEVILL m. Susanna HEREN 18Aug1701 St Edmunds Exeter (IGI M050921) NOTE: Dorothy Wivell c1682 Marystow was apprenticed to Edward Herring in 1692 Abraham WIVELL m. Mary STANTON 26Dec1711 Poundstock Cornwall (IGI M023122) Abraham WEAVIL m. Mary COLWILL 11May1719 Week St Mary Cornwall (IGI submission) RETURN TO TENTATIVE FAMILY TREE

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