John Duffield

Male 1775 - 1821  (46 years)


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  • Name John Duffield 
    Born 1775  Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 17 Sep 1775  St Mary Magdalene, Stoke Canon, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christening John Duffield
    Christening John Duffield
    John Duffield christened 17 Sep 1775 at Stoke Canon, Devon, England, Mother Dorothy Duffield

    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Parish Church - Stoke Canon, Devon, England
    Parish Church - Stoke Canon, Devon, England
    Painting of the Stoke Canon Church, Devon, England
    Stoke Canon Parish Church, Devon, England
    Stoke Canon Parish Church, Devon, England
    Stoke Canon Parish Church, Known as St Mary Magdalene, as it looks today
    Gender Male 
    Freman of Exeter 18 Jun 1818  Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    John Duffield Made Freeman of Exeter 18 June 1818. entry reads:
    18 June 1818 - John Duffield of Plymouth Dock, Cooper, apprentice of John Hole. 
    Exeter Freemen 1266 - 1967
    Exeter Freemen 1266 - 1967
    This is an extract from the book Exeter Freemen 1266 - 1967. It contains pages 292 - 293 (John Hole), 350 - 251 (John Duffield) and 356 - 357 (John Hole Duffield)
    Died 1821  Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Jun 1821  Stoke Damerel Church, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Burial - John Duffield Hole
    Burial - John Duffield Hole
    John Duffield Hold buried Parish Church, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, 17 June 1821
    Devon Burials Transcription John Duffield Hole
    Devon Burials Transcription John Duffield Hole
    John was buried 17 Jun 1821, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England.
    Notes 
    • Something odd has happened, it appears that John Duffield has changed his name from "Duffield" to "Hole". His Christening records show him as "John Duffield" son of Dorothy Duffield, no father listed. His marriage to Lydia Bidgood is recorded as John Duffield. The birth of his first and second children "Elizabeth" and "John" are recorded as "Duffield" parents John and Lydia Duffield. But the birth of his third and fourth children "Lydia" and "William" are record as "Hole" and parents as John and Lydia "Hole". The burial records of John and Lydia are recorded as "John Duffield Hole" and "Lydia Hole".
      The name change appears to happen somewhere between the birth of his second child John and Third child Lydia, in other words between 1797 and 1799. This is also about the time he moved from Exeter to Plymouth.

      Another interesting thing is that John Duffield has been made a Freeman of Exeter on 18 June 1818 - the notation states that he was a apprentice of John Hole. A John Hole was buried on 23rd March 1813 at St Pancras, Exeter, Devon, England. It is quiet possible that John Duffield succeeded this John Hole (his master) as a freeman.

      On the 12 Jun 1826 John Hole Duffield was made a Freeman of Exeter on Succession, this means he replaced his father who died in June 1821. If you look at both these entries there appears to be approx the same time between the death of the Freeman until an appointment to replace them has been made.

      This is more than likely the reason of the name change to Hole. Whether John Hole was the real father of John Duffield (1775) or whether he had adopted or fostered him as a child, we will never know. We can only wonder and I place this bit of information for everyone to ponder on and draw your own conclusions.

      I have also found a marriage between John Hole and Elizabeth Towler 07 Sep 1762 at St Olave, Exeter, Devon England. Remember Johns First two children were named Elizabeth and John, something else to think about considering his birth mother was Dorothy, no Dorothy in the childrens names.
    Person ID I6614  Tucker Family Tree | Duffield Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2018 

    Mother D. Duffield 
    Family ID F3937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Bidgood,   b. c1780, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Banns 10 Aug 1794  St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Banns of Marriage between John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood were published on Sunday 10th of August 1794 at St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England 
    Marriage Banns, John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood
    Marriage Banns, John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood
    Banns of Marriage between John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood were published on three Sundays underwritten. Sunday 10 August 1794, 17 August 1794 and 24 August 1794.
    Banns of Marriage Transcription, John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood
    Banns of Marriage Transcription, John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood
    Transcription of the Banns of Marriage between John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood, publish at St Mary Arches church, Exeter, Devon, England on 10 August 1794, 17 August 1794 and 24 August 1794.
    Marriage Banns 17 Aug 1794  St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Banns of Marriage between John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood were published on Sunday 17th of August 1794 at St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England 
    Marriage Banns 24 Aug 1794  St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Banns of Marriage between John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood were published on Sunday 24th of August 1794 at St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England 
    Married 17 Sep 1794  St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Type: Banns 
    Marriage Certificate of John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood
    Marriage Certificate of John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood
    John Duffield married Lydia Bidgood 7th September 1794 at St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England
    St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England
    St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England
    St Mary Arches Church is located on Mary Arches Street, Exeter, Devon, opposite St Olaves Close.
    Devon Marriage Registrations - John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood
    Devon Marriage Registrations - John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood
    John Duffield married Lydia Bidgood, 07 Sep 1794, St Mary Arches church, Exeter, Devon, England
    Devon Marriages Transcription - John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood
    Devon Marriages Transcription - John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood
    John Duffield married Lydia Bidgood 07 Sep 1794, St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Duffield,   b. 1795, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. John Hole Duffield,   b. Feb 1797, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1859, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    +3. Lydia Hole,   b. 1799, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
     4. William Hole,   b. 11 Nov 1812  [Birth]
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F2048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1775 - Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Banns - Banns of Marriage between John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood were published on Sunday 10th of August 1794 at St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England - 10 Aug 1794 - St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Banns - Banns of Marriage between John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood were published on Sunday 17th of August 1794 at St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England - 17 Aug 1794 - St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Banns - Banns of Marriage between John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood were published on Sunday 24th of August 1794 at St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England - 24 Aug 1794 - St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: Banns - 17 Sep 1794 - St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreman of Exeter - John Duffield Made Freeman of Exeter 18 June 1818. entry reads: 18 June 1818 - John Duffield of Plymouth Dock, Cooper, apprentice of John Hole. - 18 Jun 1818 - Exeter, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1821 - Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Jun 1821 - Stoke Damerel Church, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S325] Ancestry, England, Select births and Christenings, 1538-1975 (Reliability: 3), 17 Sep 1775.
      John Duffield baptised 17 Sep 1775 at Stoke Cannon, Devon, England, Mother Dorothy Duffield.

    2. [S324] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Reliability: 3), 17 Sep 1775.
      See attached extract of church Christening record, Parish Church, Stoke Canon, Devon England.

    3. [S522] St Mary Magdalene, Parish Records, Stoke Canon, Devon, England, Church of England, (findmypast) (Reliability: 3), 17 Sep 1775.
      See attached copy of St Mary Magdalene Parish Baptism record for John Duffield (Duffill) 17 September 1775.

    4. [S336] Exeter Freement 1266 - 1967, Devon and Cornwall Record Society, (JamesTownsend & Sons Ltd), 292, 351 and 357 (Reliability: 3), 1973.
      See attached extract of pages 292, 351 and 357 of Exeter Freemen 1266 - 1967

    5. [S51] Duffields of Bicton 1776 - 1979 Vol 2, Oliver E Duffield, (Lutheran Publishing House), ISBN 0 9594692 0 6., 15 (Reliability: 2), 1821.

    6. [S523] St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England, Parish Records, Church of England, (Findmypast, Devon Banns, St Mary Arches, Exeter), 1794, Page 23, Banns No.90 (Reliability: 3), 10 Aug 1794.
      See attached copy of St Mary Arches, Exeter, Devon, England, Parish Records, Banns Register.

    7. [S523] St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England, Parish Records, Church of England, (Findmypast, Devon Banns, St Mary Arches, Exeter), 1794, Page 23, Banns No.90 (Reliability: 3), 17 Aug 1794.
      See attached copy of St Mary Arches, Exeter, Devon, England, Parish Records, Banns Register.

    8. [S523] St Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devon, England, Parish Records, Church of England, (Findmypast, Devon Banns, St Mary Arches, Exeter), 1794, Page 23, Banns No.90 (Reliability: 3), 24 Aug 1794.
      See attached copy of St Mary Arches, Exeter, Devon, England, Parish Records, Banns Register.

    9. [S52] Duffields of Bicton 1776 - 1986 Vol 3, Oliver E Duffield, (Lutheran Publishing House 205 Halifax St Adelaide, 5000. 86-1913), ISBN 0 9594692 1 4., 14 (Reliability: 2), 1986.
      See attached Marriage Certificate of John Duffield and Lydia Bidgood.

    10. [S328] South West heritage Trust (Reliability: 3), 7 Sep 1794.
      See attached marriage register entry and transcript.


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