John Chugg1

#22491, b. 10 August 1777

Individual's Timeline

Christening10 August 1777John Chugg2
Marriage1793John Chugg1,3

Primary events

  • Christening: John Chugg was christened on 10 August 1777 in Ilfracombe, Devon, England. Other Christening, child and parents with the same names was 27th Dec 1778. I have been told by a fellow researcher that John was noted as 13 years old in the Parish Register. I am checking this with said researcher, but there is certainly no reasn for him NOT to be born around 1864, as I think his parents were married by then.2
  • Marriage: He married Hussey Riches in 1793 in Church, Combe Martin, Devon, England, when they were 26 years ~&~ 15 years old. Max Chugg has other children, John 1797, Mary 1799 and William 1803, all Combe Martin.1,3

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: There are 2 John and Marys having children chr in Infracombe at this date. John could be the child of either set, and at the moment shows in both trees. Another john was Chr 27th Dec 1778, so it appears that both sets of John and Marys had children Chr John who were only a year apart. It also looks as if one or other married a Jane, and had children in Ilfracombe. John 28th March 1811.
  • Research note 02: There is a family tree that has a second (?) marriage for John to a Jane CHUGG. No date of a marriage but a child, Mary CHUGG born 21/2/1807 in Ilfracombe who died 275/1897 in Ilfracombe aged 90. No record of marriages or children for her, but it should be possible to find her in the various census..
  • Research note 03: In 1851 there were 2 John CHUGGS in Devon born before 1800.

    1. married to Elizabeth with a son named John (1828). He was born in 1776 in Bittadon, and he is found in the 1841 census with same wife, but with a daughter named Mary. They lived at Twitchen, West Down in both census. Elizabeth is 11 years younger, so may be a second wife. He was farming 100 acres

    2. married to Jane with sons George and Thomas. He was born in 1776 in Ilfracombe. This is the one farming Keypitt, who I have connected to John and Mary WATTS.

    They are both dead by 1861.There are only 2 deaths registered for John CHUGG in Barnstaple. No ages are given in the index.

    A. Dec qtr 1856 5b/296

    B. Jun qtr 1858 5b/327

    There are many different versions of these families on the ancestry family trees, so I am inclined to ignore the lot. One good thing is that one of them most likely died in Mortehoe, so our researcher may help there. I am hoping the burial register has an age..

Children of John Chugg and Hussey Riches


  1. Website ( "Jacobs family tree (Owner: AJ1966)."
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI),
    name: John Chugg
    gender: Male
    baptism/christening date: 10 Aug 1777
    baptism/christening place: ILFRACOMBE,DEVON,ENGLAND
    birth date:
    death date:
    name note:
    father's name: John Chugg
    father's birthplace:
    father's age:
    mother's name: Mary
    mother's birthplace:
    mother's age:
    indexing project (batch) number: C05121-1
    system origin: England-ODM
    source film number: 916849
    reference number:
    Collection: "England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," John Chugg, 1777.
  3. Website ( "gallentine Family Tree (Owner: jeckisjac)."
  4. Website ( "Lacey Family Tree (Owner: njsmith_2001)."