Additional Notes & Sources
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.
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.
1841 - 6 John St (just off of East St.)
1851 - 62 East St
Name: John Skevington
Date: 23 Dec 1825
Parish: Lambeth St Mary
Witness: Samual Skevington
Catherine passed away in 1841. Catherine and John had five children.
John's second marriage shows his father's name.
Name: John Skevington
Date: 6th Jan 1845
Address: 9 Webb St Portland St,
St Marys Newington
Son of: Mercer Skevington
Spouse: Hephzibah Wheaton
Address: St.Johns Bedford
Dau of: William Wheaton
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
29 Jan 1826 at Lambeth St.Mary
Benjamin Traylor Savidge to Ann Skevington
Their children were:
1832 - Portugal St. (just off East St)
1841 - 57 East St
1842 - East St
1851 - 57 East St
1861 - 57 East St