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The Hearder Family of Teigngrace

 
Map showing the close proximity of Teigngrace, Highweek and Wolborough
 

Our Hearder Family commences with the marriage of Henry Hearder to Elizabeth Bully on the 17th July, 1687 in Teigngrace. As the parish registers for Teigngrace are only available from 1683 we don't know if they were there prior to this, but there are earlier baptisms of the name Hearder in the Highweek Parish registers which is the adjacent parish.

We do know that Henry Hearder was a yeoman.

At the same time (late 1600's/early 1700's) there was a Lawrence Hearder married to Amy Prous who also had children. This couple appear to have moved to London in the early 1700's as they appear in the parish registers there at this time.

There was also an entry for a Pertesy Hearder marrying Christopher Baker on the 6th May, 1689 in Teigngrace, so it is highly likely these were siblings of Henry.

There are also some early mention of the name in wills in the South Molton area which have been transcribed by Ian Hearder.

 

Henry Hearder married Elizabeth Bully on the 17th July, 1687 and died on the 29 Aug 1713 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot. Elizabeth died on the 01 Aug 1714 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot.

Children of Henry Hearder and Elizabeth Bully are:

  1. Gilbert Hearder baptised in Teigngrace on the 10th September, 1688
  2. William Hearder baptised in Teigngrace on the 5th February, 1690
  3. Henry Hearder, baptised in Teigngrace, on the 12th November, 1693 and died 13 Mar 1758 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot.

Generation No. 2

Henry Hearder born 1693 in Teigngrace married Sarah Gifford and died 13 Mar 1758 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot. He married Sarah Gifford who died 20 Apr 1766 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot. Henry appears in the Oath of Allegiance records where in 1733 and 1741he is listed as a yeoman of Teigngrace. However in 1751 he is listed as a yeoman in Teigngrace.

Tree for Henry Hearder and Sarah Gifford

Children of Henry Hearder and Sarah Gifford are:

  1. Henry Hearder, born 06 Apr 1717 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot; died 06 Sep 1717 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot.
  2. + Gilbert Hearder, born 22 Dec 1718 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot; died 18 Jan 1761 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot. He married Judith Bealey.
  3. + Henry Hearder, born 05 Mar 1720 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot; died 04 May 1803 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon. He married Urith Pinsent.
  4. Elizabeth Hearder, born 21 Jun 1723 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot.
  5. Joell Hearder, born 29 Apr 1726 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot; died 20 Feb 1743 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot.
  6. William Giffard Hearder, born 15 May 1730 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot married Mary Pollington.
  7. + George Hearder, born 15 Dec 1732 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot married Dorothea Pollington, sister of Mary and Sarah who married Gilbert son of Henry and Urith..
  8. John Hearder, born 16 May 1735 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot; died 04 Mar 1750 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot.

Gilbert and Judith Bealey

Gilbert Hearder was born 22 Dec 1718 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot, and died 18 Jan 1761 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot. He married Judith Bealey 28 Aug 1750 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot

From a list of Perpetual Curates in the Diocese of Exon (Exeter) 1690-1775.

Gilbert Hearder, Abbotskerswell. 30 May 1743. He was later Curate at Haccombe. After that he lived at Cockington. He married Mrs Judith Bealey at Wolborough, Newton Abbot, 28 August 1750. He was buried at Teigngrace 18 January 1761.

Tree for Gilbert Hearder and Judith Bealey

Children of Gilbert Hearder and Judith Bealey are:

  1. Gilbert Hearder, born 19 Jun 1752 in Abbotskerswell, Devon.
  2. + Henry Hearder, born 1754; died 16 Mar 1835 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon.
  3. Judith Hearder, born 15 Mar 1756 in Abbotskerswell, Devon; died 23 Mar 1775 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot.
  4. Susanna Hearder, born 1758. She married Thomas Cole 29 Feb 1780 in Tormoham, Devon and had a son Gilbert Hearder Cole also children Thomas Hearder Cole, born 12 October 1780, Humphrey, baptised 3 October 1786, Henry, baptised 12 August 1789, Judith, born 21 August 1798, William, born 21 August 1798 and George, baptised 22 July 1802.
  5. Thomas Hearder Cole, bachelor, married Mary Diamond Blackwell, spinster, 26th July 1844 at St John's Newfoundland, witnesses, John Noon, William G Daymond.

  6. Joanne Hearder, born 10 Jul 1761 in Cockington, Devon; died 11 Sep 1765 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot.

.Henry Hearder was born 1754, and died 16 Mar 1835 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon. He married Sarah Hearder, daughter of George Hearder and Dorothea Pollington. She was born 16 Jul 1767 in Highweek, Devon, and died 15 Apr 1836 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon.

Children of Henry Hearder and Sarah Hearder are:

  1. Gilbert Hearder, born 1783 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon; died 08 Mar 1827 in Tormoham, Devon.
  2. Judith Hearder, born 15 Oct 1785 in Cockington, Devon; died 28 Sep 1790 in Cockington, Devon.
  3. Henry Hearder, born 31 Dec 1787 in Cockington, Devon.
  4. + Susanna Hearder, born 10 Jun 1790 in Cockington, Devon; died 1856 in Brixham, Devon. She married William Yeo
  5. George Hearder, born 18 Nov 1792 in Cockington, Devon; died 08 Jun 1824 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon.
  6. Henry Hearder, born 1798 in Cockington, Devon.
  7. + William Hearder, born 22 Jun 1801 in Cockington, Devon.
  8. + Jonathan Hearder, born 05 Dec 1804 in Cockington, Devon.
  9. Sarah Hearder, born 16 Sep 1807 in Cockington, Devon.
  10. + Joanna Sleep Hearder, born 20 Jul 1809 in Cockington, Devon.

William Hearder born 1801 in Cockington married Eliza Seward 1843 in Newton Abbot, Devon.

Children of William Hearder and Eliza Seward are:

  1. William Hearder, born 1847 in Newton Abbot, Devon.
  2. George Henry Hearder, born 1849 in Newton Abbot married his cousin Eliza Susan Beater, daughter of John Beater and Susannah Hearder Yeo..

Jonathan Hearder born 1804 in Cockington, Devon. Jonathan emigrated to Australia in 1838 on the "John", which sailed from Portsmouth and arrived in Port Jackson, New South Wales on the 3rd October, 1838. It was an unassisted passage. He married between this time and 1850 as his daughter, Kate was born in 1850, in either Australia or Singapore, (Reference censuses). His wife must have died as he returned to England and in 1871 was living in Tormoham with his nephew George E Hearder. In 1881 he was living with his sister Susannah Yeo and states that he has income from houses.

 

Child of Jonathan Hearder is:

  1. Kate Hearder, born 1850 in Melbourne, Australia.

Joanna Sleep Hearder was born 20 Jul 1809 in Cockington, Devon. She married Jonathan Nash Hearder 21 Jan 1840 in Plymouth, Devon, son of Jonathan Hearder and Mary Parry.

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Henry Hearder and Urith Pinsent

Henry Hearder was born 05 Mar 1720 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot, and died 04 May 1803 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon. He married Urith Pinsent 15 May 1743 in Teigngrace, Devon. She died 15 Aug 1751 in Kingsteignton, Devon.

Tree for Henry Hearder and Urith Pinsent

Child of Henry Hearder and Urith Pinsent is:

Gilbert Hearder, born 25 Jan 1744 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot.

Gilbert Hearder born 1744 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot married Sarah Pollington 04 Jan 1770 in Highweek, Devon, daughter of Robert Pollington and Ann Eastley. She was born 29 Oct 1749 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot.

Children of Gilbert Hearder and Sarah Pollington are:

  1. Gilbert Hearder, born 06 Jan 1770 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot.
  2. Thomas Hearder, born 03 Dec 1772 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot.
  3. + Joel Hearder, born Abt. 1778 in Denbury, Devon.
  4. + Henry Hearder, born Abt. 1776; died 1850 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon.
  5. + John Eastley Hearder, born 1784 in Denbury, Devon; died 1865 in Lambeth, London.

 

Joel Hearder born Abt. 1778 in Denbury, married Ann.

Children of Joel Hearder and Ann are:

  1. + Sarah May Hearder, baptised 29 Jan 1818 in Rocombe, Stokeinteignhead, Devon.

Sarah May Hearder was baptised on the 29 Jan 1818 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon. However in the censuses she puts her place of birth as Gosport, Hampshire. She married Joel Hearder, son of John Eastley Hearder and Frances and a first cousins. Joel was born 22 Feb 1814 in Whitechapel, London.

.Henry Hearder born Abt. 1776, and died 1850 in Stokeinteignhead, married Sybella Michelmore 23 Sep 1803 in Cockington, Devon. She died 26 Nov 1823 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon. Henry left will when he died. He was a farmer in Lower Roccombe, Stokeinteignhead.

Children of Henry Hearder and Sybella Michelmore are:

Henry Hearder, born 24 Feb 1804 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon; died 06 Apr 1804 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon.

  1. Sibella Hearder, born 15 Mar 1805 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon.
  2. Henry Hearder, born 17 Nov 1807 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon; died 03 Apr 1834 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon.
  3. Gilbert Hearder, born 30 Nov 1809 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon.
  4. Mary Hearder, born 07 Jan 1814 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon.
  5. Sarah M Hearder, born 29 Jan 1818 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon.

John Eastley Hearder was born 1784 in Denbury, Devon, and died 1865 in Lambeth, London. He married Frances. He was a shoe dealer and living in St George, Bloomsbury 1851

Children of John Eastley Hearder and Frances are:

      1. Joel Hearder, born 22 Feb 1814 in Whitechapel, London.
      2. Sarah Hearder, born 11 Jul 1818 in Whitechapel, London. She married Thomas Hearder who was the daughter of Henry Hearder. Was Henry another son of William and Mary?
      3. Mary Hearder, born 06 Mar 1812. She married Thomas Herriot Bolt 1851 in Holborn, London.
      4. John Eastley Hearder, born 31 Jan 1811 in Bethnal Green, London.

      Joel Hearder was baptised on the 22 Feb 1814 in Whitechapel, London and married Sarah May Hearder, daughter of Joel Hearder and Ann.

      Children of Joel and Sarah are:

      Joel Hearder, born 23 May 1836 in Gosport, Hants.

      In 1851 he was living St Sepulchre, Middlesex and was like his father, a shoe dealer.

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William Giffard Hearder and Mary Pollington

William Giffard Hearder was born 15 May 1730 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot. He married Mary Pollington 15 Apr 1760 in Highweek, Devon, daughter of Robert Pollington and Ann Eastley. She was born 08 May 1740 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot. In 1751 William appears in the Oath of Allegiance records as a yeoman living in Teigngrace

Tree for William Giffard Hearder and Mary Pollington

Children of William Hearder and Mary Pollington are:

  1. Joan Giffard Hearder, born 17 Dec 1762 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot.
  2. William Hearder, born 11 Nov 1764 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot.
  3. Sarah Hearder, born 06 Mar 1767 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot.
  4. Isabella Hearder, born 05 Aug 1768 in Highweek, Devon. She married Richard Lewis 23 Dec 1798 in St Luke, Old Street, Middlesex.
  5. Dorothea Hearder, born 23 Nov 1770 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot. She married Thomas Edey 31 Aug 1792 in Highweek, Devon.
  6. Elizabeth Hearder, born 21 Mar 1773 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot.
  7. Charlotte Hearder, born 26 May 1775 in Highweek, Devon.
  8. Clara Pollington Hearder, born 1777 in Crewkerne, Somerset. She married William Tozer 26 Oct 1803 in St Mary, Lambeth, London.
  9. Priscilla Hearder, born 1784 in ?. married Benjamin Howe
  10. Eliza Hearder, born 15 Aug 1786 in St Marychurch, Devon. She married John Pye 16 Aug 1812 in St Clement, Eastcheap, London.

I think that this is where Priscilla could belong. When she married Benjamin she signed her name so had been educated and the link to the Newton Abbot Hearders came on her sister Clara's marriage and death certificates. Both Priscilla and a William signed as witnesses on Clara's marriage certificate.

and when Clara died in 1852 - a vital clue - her name was recorded as Clara Pollington Tozer living at 20 Bird Street, Lambeth. This was the address she and William were living at when their children were baptised so it has to be her..

However, whilst she was living at 20 Bird Street in 1841 and 1851, in 1851 she states that she was born in Crewkerne, Somerset. I have checked these records and found no mention of the Hearder name so think they may have moved there temporarily befor returning to St Marychurch where another daughter was baptised. Where they went to after this is a mystery, but it could have been to London where Priscilla was born.

Priscilla's marriage certificate in 1810

Priscilla's death certificate in 1830 recorded in St Alfedge, Greenwich

 

The Hearder family was very close with many cousins marrying cousins and there are three Hearder/Pollington marriages. Mary, Sarah and Dorothea were all sisters and the daughters of Robert Pollington and Ann nee Eastley. It was through the Eastley family that alot of the money came as Ann was the daughter of Yarde Eastley as is shown in this document. This explains why the family had property in Cockington, (Chilston), Denbury and St Marychurch and why the name Jonathan keeps appearing as a christian name. It also cannot be a coincidence that Chilston passes from the Pollingtons to William Wingett in 1806 and that it is his annuity so he had to have had some claim on this property. This family connection is probably why George Parry Hearder married Elizabeth Wingett, who was William's niece.

Devon Record Office   46/1/12/9  27 March 1746 19 George IIContents:
MARLDON
Marriage Settlement
(1) John Eastley of St. Mary Church, gent.
(2) Mary Browse of Denbury, spinster.
(3) Joseph Taylor of Denbury, Esq., and Nicholas Prout of Denbury, gent.
Recites: Will of Yarde Eastley, late of Marldon (father of (1)), dated 21 January 1734/5 whereby he bequeathed to the said Joseph Taylor and to George Browse of Cockington all money, stocks, etc., on trust to pay £300 each to his children Ann, Richard, Jonathan, William Sarah and Elizabeth at 21 years. Also devised to 2 named trustees and to his wife, leasehold tenement called Lower Stantor in Marldon which is now held for term of 99 years determinable on lives of Charles Eastley, the said Ann (now the wife of Robert Pollington) and (1), the Rents of which are to be applied for maintenance of (1) until he should attain the age of 21 years.
Joseph Taylor and George Browse renounced the trust and money passed to Sarah Eastley, widow, who agreed that the sum should be placed out at interest.
As his father's estate still not settled, (1) now sets over to (3) his right and interest in his fathers' estate, and on the solemnization of the marriage (3) are to make over £500 to be settled on the issue of the marriage (if more than one child, to be held as tenant in common).

William was the first one to marry, Mary (Pollington) in 1760, George then married Dorothea (Pollington) in 1762 and both William and Mary are witnesses to the marriage, William signing his name and Mary with a cross. Then in 1770 Gilbert married Sarah (Pollington). We know from Clara that she had Pollington ancestors and the George and Dorothea branch have many wills with not a mention of Clara or Priscilla so we can discard this line. Gilbert and Sarah moved to Denbury and I have checked all of the Denbury Parish registers, however if Priscilla was born in 1784 as her death implies then this was when John Eastley Hearder was baptised in Denbury, son of Gilbert and Sarah. So Priscilla's parents have to be William and Mary who were baptising children in Highweek until 1775 and could have several more children including Clara born c 1777 and Priscilla 1784, before Eliza was baptised in St Marchurch on the 15th August, 1786. The William who was a witness at Clara's wedding could have been her brother William, her father or her cousin William married to Catherine who baptised a daughter Dorothea in St Marylebone in 1798.

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George Hearder and Dorothea Pollington

George Hearder was born 15 Dec 1732 in Teigngrace, Newton Abbot. He married Dorothea Pollington 01 Jul 1762 in Highweek, Devon, daughter of Robert Pollington and Ann Eastley. She was born 15 Dec 1743 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot, and died 07 Jun 1831 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon.

Tree for George Hearder and Dorothea Pollington

Children of George Hearder and Dorothea Pollington are:

  1. + George Hearder, born 23 Oct 1762 in Highweek, Devon; died 1810 in Plymouth, Devon.
  2. Henry Hearder, born Abt. 1764.
  3. + Sarah Hearder, born 16 Jul 1767 in Highweek, Devon; died 15 Apr 1836 in Wolborough and married her cousin, Henry Hearder son of Gilbert and Judith.
  4. William Hearder, born 11 Mar 1770 in Highweek, Devon. He married Catherine who died in 1826 and left a will. They had a son Henry and two daughters, Sarah Ann and Letitia. This could also be the William who was living in St Marylebone, London in 1798 when a daughter, Dorothea was baptised.
  5. Anne Pollington Hearder, born 08 Feb 1773 in Highweek, Devon. She married Samuel Taylor in London.
  6. Mary Hearder, born 10 Apr 1775 in Highweek, Devon.
  7. +Jonathan Hearder, born 09 Nov 1775 in Newton Abbot, Devon; died 23 Jul 1838 in Plymouth, Devon.
  8. Gilbert Hearder, born 29 Dec 1780 in Highweek, Devon.

George Hearder born 23 Oct 1762 in Highweek, Devon, and died 1810 in Plymouth, Devon. He married Sarah. George left a will which has been transcibed by Ian Hearder and helps to sort out the complicated issue of how the family entwines through inter marriages. He was an umbrella maker living in Plymouth.

    Child of George Hearder and Sarah is:

      1. Gilbert Hearder, born 1783.

      Gilbert Hearder born 1783 married Sarah Coyte Happell 11 Aug 1807 in Stoke Damerel, Devon.

      Deed in County Record Office. Document number 466M/T48.

      Feofment of Landscove on Roddon Hill in St Marychurch, (Torquay). Messrs Matthews & Kingston to George Carey, Esq. 6 April 1813.

      Between John Lewis Matthews of St Marychurch, mariner, and Samuel Kingston, labourer, and George Carey of Tor Abbey, Esq. for sale to Carey for twenty pounds, a piece of land on Roddon Hill, St Marychurch. Vendors appoint Gilbert Hearder, cabinet maker, of Torquay, and Robert Stark, surveyor, as attorneys. (The reason for this is not clear as the vendors signed the deed themselves).

      Children of Gilbert Hearder and Sarah Happell are:

      1. Harriett Hoppell Hearder, born 27 Nov 1807 in Tormoham, Devon.
      2. Emma Sarah Hearder, born 16 Mar 1809 in Tormoham, Devon.
      3. George Elliott Hearder, born 09 Apr 1810 in Tormoham, Devon.
      4. Kate Matilda Hearder, born 1811 in Tormoham, Devon.
      5. Ernest Eastley Hearder, born 18 Mar 1820 in Tormoham, Devon.
      6. Frances Augusta Hearder, born 30 Aug 1812 in Tormoham, Devon.
      7. Frederick Edwin Hearder, born 21 Aug 1817 in Tormoham, Devon.
      8. Laurence Hearder, born 17 Feb 1815 in Tormoham, Devon.
      9. Henry Gilbert Hearder, born 07 Nov 1813 in Tormoham, Devon.

     

Sarah Hearder was born 16 Jul 1767 in Highweek, Devon, and died 15 Apr 1836 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon. She married Henry Hearder, son of Gilbert Hearder and Judith Bealey. He was born 1754, and died 16 Mar 1835 in Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon. Children are listed above under (12) Henry Hearder.

Jonathan Hearder was born 09 Nov 1775 in Newton Abbot, Devon, and died 23 Jul 1838 in Plymouth, Devon and left a will. He married Mary Hannah Parry.

Children of Jonathan Hearder and Mary Parry are:

  1. + George Parry Hearder, born 24 Nov 1811 in Plymouth, Devon.
  2. + Jonathan Nash Hearder.
  3. Mary Hannah Hearder.
  4. Ann Eliza Hearder. She married James Andrew Page 25 Jul 1834; born 04 Mar 1811.

 

George Parry Hearderwas born 24 Nov 1811 in Plymouth, Devon and married Elizabeth Wingett.

Children of George Hearder and Elizabeth Wingett are:

  1. + Thomas B Hearder, born 11 Dec 1840 in Plymouth, Devon; died 1871 in Dundee, Scotland.
  2. + George Jonathan Hearder, born 1839 in Plymouth, Devon.

Thomas B Hearder born 11 Dec 1840 in Plymouth, Devon, and died 1871 in Dundee, Scotland and married Sophie Ann Saunders.

Child of Thomas Hearder and Sophie Saunders is:

Thomas Browne Hearder, born 17 May 1871 in Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland; died 28 Feb 1948 in Ilkley, Yorkshire. He married Isabella Annie Hearder; born 29 Nov 1876 in Carmarthen, Wales.

George Jonathan Hearder born 1839 in Plymouth, Devon and married Marie Kirk Dixon.

Children of George Hearder and Marie Dixon are:

  1. Isabella Annie Hearder, born 29 Nov 1876 in Carmarthen, Wales married Thomas Browne Hearder; born 17 May 1871 in Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland; died 28 Feb 1948 in Ilkley, Yorkshire.
  2. Edmund Parry Gordon Hearder, born 31 Aug 1875 in Carmarthen, Wales married Wilhelmina Amy Price.

Jonathan Nash Hearder married (1) Susan Plimsaul 27 Oct 1837 and then his cousin Joanna Sleep Hearder on the 21 Jan 1840 in Plymouth, Devon, daughter of Henry Hearder and Sarah Hearder. She was born 20 Jul 1809 in Cockington, Devon.

Hearder, Jonathan Nash (1809–1876), electrical engineer, was born on 24 December 1809 at Plymouth, Devon, the eldest son of Jonathan Hearder (1775–1838) and Mary Hannah Parry. He married on 27 October 1837 Susan Plimsaul; she died in 1839. On 21 January 1840 he married his cousin Joanna Sleep Hearder (1809–1887); they had five children. He became interested in science at an early age. He began a career as a schoolmaster, devoting his spare time to science, and he was the first in Plymouth to include science as a school subject. At sixteen he gave his first course of lectures at the Plymouth Mechanics' Institute, where he showed an electric telegraph he had invented. He became well known as a lecturer in the west of England.

At the age of twenty-three Hearder was blinded while experimenting with explosive compounds. His school closed and he turned briefly to music as a profession. In 1838 his father died and he succeeded to the business of making umbrellas and fishing tackle, to which he added the manufacture of gas stoves and electrical engineering. He had a long association with Sir William Snow Harris in his research into lightning conductors. He did important work in the development of the induction coil, attributed to Ruhmkorff, and his son later vouched that he had personally conducted his father to London to demonstrate his coil to Michael Faraday two years before Ruhmkorff produced his coil. About 1850 he was asked to advise on the Atlantic cable and proposed several improvements including the use of gutta percha as an insulator.

He was an active member of the Devonshire Association and the Royal Polytechnic Society and he gave no fewer than fifty-one lectures to the Plymouth Institution. About 1871 the degrees of PhD and DSc were said to have been conferred upon him, though it is not known by which institution. He died of a paralytic attack at 13 Princess Square, Plymouth, on 16 July 1876, and was buried at Ford Park, Plymouth.

By Ian G. Hearder

Sources W. Harpley, Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 9 (1877), 55–60 · S. E. Monk, Annual Report and Transactions of the Plymouth Institution and Devon and Cornwall Natural History Society, 17 (1937) · Western Morning News (17 July 1876) · South Devon Monthly Museum [7 vols.] (1833–6) · private information (2004) · m. certs. · d. cert. Archives Athenaeum, Plymouth · priv. coll., family MSS · Sci. Mus.

Wealth at death under £1500: probate, 2 May 1878, CGPLA Eng. & Wales

Children of Jonathan Hearder and Joanna Sleep Hearder are:

        1. Jonathan G Hearder, born 1841 in St Andrew, Plymouth.
        2. Sarah J Hearder, born 1843 in St Andrew, Plymouth.
        3. Henry P Hearder, born 1845 in St Andrew, Plymouth.
        4. Kate B Hearder, born 1847 in St Andrew, Plymouth.
        5. William S Hearder, born 1849 in St Andrew, Plymouth.

Gilbert Hearder born 1780 in Highweek, married Mary Motton 18 Oct 1802 in East Stonehouse, Devon. They moved to London around 1810. Gilbert's occupation was a cooper. Children of Gilbert Hearder and Mary Motton are:

      1. Mary Phillips Hearder, born 27 Apr 1806 in Stoke Damerel, Devon. She married William Brown 15 Sep 1825 in St Dunstan, Stepney, Tower Hamlets.
      2. Emila Peggy Hearder, born 29 Aug 1808 in Stoke Damerel, Devon.
      3. Ann Hearder, born 06 Mar 1812. She married Charles Aughton 25 Feb 1839 in Deptford, Lewisham.
      4. George Hearder, born 08 Jun 1816.
      5. Sarah Hearder, born 11 Jul 1818 in Wapping, Middlesex.
      6. Henry John Hearder, born 22 May 1822 in Wapping, Middlesex.
      7. Gilbert Henry Hearder, born 17 Nov 1820 in Wapping, Middlesex.

Complete tree (six generations)

My thanks to Ian Hearder for all his research and the transcribing of the wills, also Terry Leaman who is the on-line parish clerk for Cockington, St Marychurch and Tormoham and kindly sent me all the Hearder entries for these parishes.

 

My reason for putting this on-line is that it is a very small family which does have its roots in the Newton Abbot area so when I received this letter from David Sowter I have tried to put the family together so we can solve the mystery. So if anyone can help we will be extremely greatful.

This is a long shot – a very long shot.  But perhaps you can help, if only to eliminate one possibility. …. ? Until yesterday, I/we knew virtually nothing about my great-great-grandmother, except that her name was Priscilla, that she married my great-great-grandfather Benjamin Howe (born 1779 in Suffolk|) circa 1810-1812, and that she had at least four sons – Pendock, the youngest known, born 1821, being my great-grandfather.  Over the last 20 years, the elusive Priscilla had defied all efforts by three separate researchers, including me, to reveal where and/or when she was born, where/when they were married, when she died, and where she is buried (which is not with her husband).

 Then yesterday came the breakthrough.  An Australian researcher – descending directly from the eldest of Benjamin & Priscilla’s sons – discovered that they were married at St Mary’s Church, Lambeth, London – which is adjacent to Lambeth Palace – on 23rd September 1810 … AND that her maiden name was HEARDER. Virtual confirmation that these are the correct Benjamin and Priscilla is that their son Pendock (my gt-grandfather) named one of his sons Horace Hearder – as you will know, giving a son or grandson the maiden name of his mother or grandmother being very common in those days.

 As my mother always said that one side of the Howe family emanated from Devon, do you know whether Priscilla was related to the Yeo twig of the Hearder family – perhaps even Susanna’s sister? Thanking you in anticipation of any help you can give, and I look forward to hearing from you. David Sowter

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