Thorne Family Genealogy

• Links to Individual Surname Pages • Allen Cove Barton Bickley Fordham Hawkins Hemmings Hunt Jennett Kent Lapham Leigh-Hunt Parker Poole Porter Seagers Shewell Skevington Thompson Thorne Turner Walton
Wensley Wilson
Additional Notes & Sources

Mercer Skevington

 
Mercer's Children


Additional info

John, Samuel and Ann all lived near one another in East street London. They appear on each other's (and children's) certificates for marriages as witnesses.

Mercer, John & Samuel are all listed on census returns as either Cordwainers or Shoemakers.



Samuel Skevington

Apprenticeship records for Bedford.

Samuel Skevington 24/4/1810 apprenticed to Mercer Skevington of Bedford. Shoe maker. Samuel would have been about 14, the right age at the time to start his apprenticeship. 3 other people apprenticed to Mercer Skevington shoemaker 1792-1802.

Witness at Samuel's daughter's Jane's wedding to Henry Thomas Hawkins was his sister Ann Savidge. Witness to his daughter Caroline to John Garrett was his brother-in-law B.Savidge.


Census addresses:
1841 - 6 John St (just off of East St.)
1851 - 62 East St



John Skevington

First marriage...

   Name: John Skevington
         Catherine Vine
   Date: 23 Dec 1825
 Parish: Lambeth St Mary
Witness: Samual Skevington


Catherine passed away in 1841. Catherine and John had five children.

Catherine (b.1826)
   Robert (b.1826)
Elizabeth (b.1835)
  William (b.1837)
  Rebecca (b.1840)


John's second marriage shows his father's name.

       Name: John Skevington 
             (Widower)
       Date: 6th Jan 1845
 Occupation: Cordwainer 
    Address: 9 Webb St Portland St, 
             St Marys Newington 
             Surrey
     Son of: Mercer Skevington 
             (Cordwainer)

     Spouse: Hephzibah Wheaton 
             (Minor,spinster)
 Occupation: Dressmaker
    Address: St.Johns Bedford
     Dau of: William Wheaton 
             (Bricklayer)


NOTE: Webb street is now Wooler St. Just off Portland st, which is just off of East Street.

NOTE: Hephzibah Wheaton (b.1824) is with John in 1851 but seems to have split from John as future census returns show her as working away from home and John being back in London.



1851 Census Bedford, St.Peter
Hephzibah (27) & John Skevington
ED:4, schedule number: 3 Piece: 1752 Folio:174 Page Number:1


1861 Census Bedford, St.Paul
Hephzibal Skevington, Servant, M, 36, Nurse Serv, b.Stevington   
(for Hinde family, living with them)


1871 Census Bedford, General Infirmary & Fever Hospital
Hepsebah Skevington, Nurse, M, F, 46, Nurse, b.Stevington Bedfordshire


1881 Census St Mary, Bedford Infirmary Kempston
Hepzibah Sherrington, Widow, 56, Nurse Hospital Servant,  b.Stevington


1901 Census Bedford St Paul
Hiphribah Skevington, Head, Widow, 76,  no occupation, b.Stevington


Hephzibah Skevington died 1902 aged 77 yrs in Bedford.

Addresses for John:
1841 - John St 
1851 - Bedford
1861 - 94 East St



Ann Skevington

Marriage...

29 Jan 1826 at Lambeth St.Mary
Benjamin Traylor Savidge to Ann Skevington

Their children were:

Benjamin (b.1827)
 William (b.1828)
   Eliza (b.1830)
    John (b.1832)
   James (b.1832)
   Henry (b.1835)
  Robert (b.1837)
  George (b.1838)
  Joseph (b.1839)
 Trayler (b.1842)
     Ann (b.1845)


Addresses:
1832 - Portugal St. (just off East St)
1841 - 57 East St
1842 -  East St
1851 - 57 East St
1861 - 57 East St


• Links to Individual Surname Pages • Allen Cove Barton Bickley Fordham Hawkins Hemmings Hunt Jennett Kent Lapham Leigh-Hunt Parker Poole Porter Seagers Shewell Skevington Thompson Thorne Turner Walton
Wensley Wilson
pricklytree.co.uk