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John Havill b. abt.1769 bu. 20 Mar 1832 Poltimore Age 63
Elizabeth Rapell b. abt.1768 d. 1846 Poltimore -Dec Qtr St Thomas 10 187
The absence of a baptism record for John leaves his parentage to be determined
in the context of:

-His established DoB and point of entry into an existing family.
-The pattern of family name associations, in this case his sons Richard, Anthony and John.
-The association of John and his son Anthony with the parish of Poltimore.

The identity of John`s wife is based upon the baptism record of their son James Rapell Havill , a traditional method of keeping a family name through the female line. No record can be found of her baptism record or a marriage record, which would have been about 1788.
Else Churchill of the Society of Genealogists explains " At certain times stamp duties and taxes were levied on entries in registers that undoubtedly caused people to avoid the costs of these important ceremonies. This means you might not find an entry you are seeking especially during the period 1694-1706 or 1784-94 ".
  Anthony 1743

Richard bap. 25 Dec 1789 Clyst Honiton m. Sarah Tedbury 24 Mar 1814 East Budleigh d. 19 Jun 1871 East Budleigh
Anthony bap. 16 Jul 1793 Clyst Honiton m. Mary
---Elizabeth bap. 12 Feb 1815 Poltimore
m. Amy Pollard 13 Mar 1818 Broadclyst
Elizabeth bap. 8 May 1796 Aylebeare m. John Parsons 25 Dec 1814 Aylesbeare d. 1875 Age 81-Jun Qtr Bath 5c 494
Thomas b. 1797 Sowton,
bap. 16 May 1806 Clyst Honiton
m. Mary Coles (nee Riddler) 20 Jun 1832 Aylesbeare
1851 -Farmer 120 Acres Aylesbeare (185135)
1861 -Farmer 200 Acres Meavy (1861112)
1871 -Farmer 67 Acres Aylesbeare (1871154)
d. 1875 Age 78 -Dec Qtr St Thomas 5b 38
John bap. 4 Nov 1798 Aylesbeare m. Mary Barker 24 Mar 1822 Aylesbeare
1851/61 Ag Lab Aylesbeare (185136) (1861108)
d. 1870 Age 72 -Dec Qtr Exeter 5b 75
James bap. 8 Mar 1801 Aylesbeare d. 1805
James Rapell bap. 18 Sep 1807 Aylesbeare
Mary Anne bap. 25 Sep 1814 Aylesbeare

The birth of son Thomas in 1797 at ( presumably ) Clyst Honiton gives a clue to the family's movement.

Richard, Anthony and Thomas were born at Clyst Honiton, prior to the family moving to Aylesbeare where Elizabeth, John, James and Mary were born.

Thomas was baptised at Clyst Honiton in 1806, maybe the earliest oppportunity to be baptised in his birth parish.

1841 Census -Poltimore 184194
Address Name Age Profession Where Born
Elizabeth Havill 73 Same County
Mary Havill 25 Same County


Devon Quarter Sessions
Epiphany 1832 (DRO-QS32/110) dated the 3rd January1832, committed for trial:- Anthony Havill (40) committed by John Milford,esq., charged with stealing in the parish of Poltimore, four gallons of cider, the property of John Symes. Warrant dated the 29th December 1831.