John Gear1

#50160, b. 1837, d. 12 January 1892


Individual's Timeline

Birth1837John Gear1
Marr RegMarch 1861John Gear1
Death12 January 1892John Gear
Probate20 February 1892John Gear

Primary events

  • Birth: John Gear was born in 1837 in Berrynarbor, Devon, England.1
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of John and Elizabeth Ann Chugg was registered in the quarter ended March 1861 in the Barnstaple registration district. Groom and bride named as John GEAR and Elizabeth Ann CHU?1
  • Death: John died on 12 January 1892 in Litcharden Farm, Fremington, Devon, England, (Aged 55 years, worked back from recorded birth date).
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 20 February 1892. James Gear was the administrator and/or the beneficiary. The estate was valued at £458.

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: John was a farmer of 32 acres at firdt, growing to over 200 acres by the time he died.

Census details

  • In the census taken on the night of 7th April 1861, John was the head of the household and Elizabeth was his wife. The address was Clifton Village, East Down, Devon, England.
  • In the census taken on the night of 2nd April 1871, John was the head of the household and Elizabeth was his wife. The address was Farm House, Fremington, Devon, England. Their children James, William, Sarah and John were living with them.
  • In the census taken on the night of 3rd April 1881, John was the head of the household and Elizabeth was his wife. The address was Litcharden, Fremington, Devon, England. Their children James, William, Sarah, Samuel, Mary, George, Martha, Elizabeth and John were living with them.
  • In the census taken on the night of 5th April 1891, John was the head of the household and Elizabeth was his wife. The address was Fremington, England. Their children James, William, Samuel, George, Martha, Elizabeth and Thomas were living with them.
Brushes with the LAW

John was charged with wife beating. See North Devon Journal 16th January, 1862. Word doc attached. On the 28th January, Buckford Farm, Eastdown Mill, was sold at auction. The advert says "Mr John GEER, who is leaving".2

Children of John Gear and Elizabeth Ann Chugg

  • John Gear b. 1864
  • James Gear b. 1867
  • William Gear b. 1868
  • Sarah Gear b. 1870
  • Samuel Gear b. 1873
  • Mary E Gear b. 1875
  • George Gear b. 1877
  • Martha Gear b. 1879
  • Elizabeth A Gear b. 1880
  • Thomas Gear b. 1884

Citations

  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Gear      John            Barnstaple      5b     843.
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI), British Newspapers 1710-1950

    Publication:North Devon Journal

    Publication date:Thursday 23 January 1862

    Article text:"of Mr. John Geer, who is leaving. Comprising 4 Cows in Calf; 1 Fieur Heifer; 1 Steer, 14 years old ; 2 Yearlings ; 1 Spring Calf; 2 useful Farm vT°u£ S ' and 12 years old ;20 very superior young and healthy Mongrel Ewes, forward in Lamb ; 1 Nott Ram ;."