Friday, January 5, 2018

The GILES Family of Tavistock in Devon, and environs.


George GILES was married in Buckland Monachorum, a rural parish lying a few miles south of Tavistock, in November 1702.
Some family lore suggests he had origins in or near Totnes, where an impressive "pile," known as Bowden House, was owned by an eminent GILES family, whose details are the subject of an earlier posting at this link:
http://pigott-gorrie.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/giles-family-of-totnes-in-devon.html

It is currently believed that this George's great-grandson was Rev William GILES, who was born at Horrabridge, just east of Buckland Monachorum and a little south of Tavistock, in 1771. He lived for a time after his marriage in 1793 at Tavistock, Sierra Leone and Portsmouth, then for 12 years in Dartmouth between 1797 and 1809, after which he left Devon, moved east to Lymington, and then in 1817 to Clapham, in Kent, before moving north to Lancashire in the 1830s. His career and family details can be found at this link:
http://pigott-gorrie.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/william-giles-senior-peripatetic.html

In April 1884, Rev William's eldest daughter, Mrs Mary Eliza GODFREY, of Prince's Park, Liverpool, a widow then aged about 90, wrote the following reminiscence, entirely from memory and unassisted by any notes:
"My paternal grandfather died many years before my birth. He held an estate in Totnes, Devon, leaving his estate to his eldest son, my father's eldest brother. Their mother, therefore, with her young family, left Totnes and took them to Horrabridge, where her own family resided."
[From the notes of Mary Eliza GODFREY, courtesy of her great-grand-daughter Mrs S. CLARKE of Sutton Coldfield.]

Mary Eliza's paternal grandfather was John GILES (born in December 1735).

The information she was recalling is very similar to that contained at the head of a family pedigree that came into my possession from my father (he was a grandson of Ellen GILES of Leeds, a grand-daughter of Rev William GILES), and it had been drawn up by Ellen's cousin Bertram Sands GILES (who had emigrated to N.S.W. in 1911, and married, as his third wife, Ellen's youngest daughter Nellie ADAMS alias PIGOTT).

This pedigree was headed by:
"George GILES of Totnes, buried Monachorum. [Father of:]
"George GILES (not traced); John GILES (born 1730); and William GILES (drowned on a voyage to Newfoundland."

Some of Bertram's information may well have been derived from the same family source, but for the most part it replicated details found in "Aegidiana; or Gleanings Among GILES's at Home and Abroad, by One of Them," Arthur Henry GILES, published privately in 1910, and so unavailable to Mary Eliza GODFREY.
A digitalised copy of the book may be found at this link:
http://pigott-gorrie.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/aegidiana-or-gleanings-among-gileses-at.html

And on page 40, A.H. GILES wrote:
"Pedigree II, Totnes and Tavistock.
"GEORGE GILES, of Totnes, b. cir. 1700; m.          , and dying in           was buried at Monachorum near Tavistock. He left issue:
"     1. JOHN, of Tavistock, b. cir. 1730, about whom presently.
"     2. George, not traced.
"     3. William, a mariner, drowned cir. 1790 on a voyage to Newfoundland.
"JOHN [GILES], of Tavistock, b cir. 1730, marr. cir. 1755, and had issue:
"     1. George, b. cir. 1760, who inherited the family estate at Totnes.
"     2. William, b. (at Tavistock) cir. 1762, and bap. at Whitechurch (Cheshire Ped. I).
"     Also three daughters - viz.: Mrs PARFORD; Mrs GOSNEY, two of whose sons were killed at Waterloo; Mrs MORTIMER, who had a son Forester and a daughter Mary."

Notwithstanding that A.H. GILES did not corroborate any of these details, and some are clearly in doubt - firstly, William GILES (Cheshire Ped. I) was actually born in 1771 - secondly, there is no available documentary evidence for the claim that George GILES inherited an estate at Totnes - and thirdly, it would appear, in the absence of any other available record, that the "daughter" named as Mrs PARFORD was probably instead Mary PIKE (a younger sister of Elizabeth PIKE, the wife of William GILES of the Whitchurch baptism), and therefore John's son William's sister-in-law.
A.H.G. published the only image I have seen of Rev William GILES Junior, which suggests he had been in touch with a member of that branch of the family.
But, as Rev William was a younger brother of Mary Eliza GODFREY, their family lore should have been identical.

Clearly the family folk-lore had an awareness of a possible connection to a propertied family in or near Totnes, and even believed they may have had some entitlement to a claim upon what was left of that estate.
Perhaps the family with property was instead the GRAY family of John GILES's wife Sarah?

But there do appear to be some difficulties in Mary Eliza GODFREY's particular information, and a detailed analysis of it can be found in Rev William GILES's later blog - in short, it appears that the George GILES at the head of it was not himself from Totnes, but probably derived from several generations who had lived instead at Buckland Monachorum, as the Aegidiana records.

The three generations between these two men are the subject of this article.


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THE FAMILY OF GEORGE GILES AND PATIENCE KEENE.

George GILES; no evidence has yet been found of his origins; he was of the parish of Buckland Monachorum in 1702, but whether a village dweller, or on a farm somewhere out in the parish is not yet known; he was first named in the Churchwardens Accounts for the parish for the year 1713, paid £2 (probably for wages), and 2 shillings for mending the Churchyard hedge; ditto for 1715, paid a year's wages of £2; ditto for 1716, paid 4 shillings "... for a daies work repairing ye hedges next hams garden"; ditto for 1722, paid £2; he made his mark on the 1723 Devon and Exeter Oath Rolls, then a resident of Buckland Monachorum; he was further named in the Churchwarden's Accounts for 1723, paid 10d "... for fencing ye trees in ye church yard"; ditto for 1725, paid 1 shilling "... for mending ye churchyard hedge" and £1 13s 4d "... for a years wages"; ditto for 1736, paid his salary, £1 13s 4d, and "... for the paritor's fee" of 1 shilling.
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The Accounts are viewable on Findmypast, under "Devon, Plymouth and West Devon parish chest records, 1556-1950."
An Apparitor was an ecclesiastical servant or attendant who, evidently in this case in the parish where he resided, served any writs of summons from his Bishop or Archdeacon to appear in their respective courts, on the Minister, the churchwardens or the parishioners; it has been said that the apparitor usually claimed a fee for "... his unwelcome services," and was widely regarded as "... a ubiquitous and unpopular official" ["A History of the English Parish; The Culture of Religion from Augustine to Victoria," by N.J.G. POUNDS, 2000, Page 298].
Buckland Monachorum was a parish in the Archdeaconry of Totnes, and in the Diocese of Exeter. The Archdeaconry of Totnes, established in 1083, was reconsigned as the Archdeaconry of Plymouth in 1918.
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George may just have gained his "appointment" in his previous parish (if he had one), or the parish of his father, which may have been in or near Totnes, as the family lore appears to suggest. But no evidence for this has been found.
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George was buried at Buckland Monachorum on 30 September 1752; the Overseer's Accounts for the parish for 1752 recorded expenditure of £2 10s for balance of salary (6 months and 1 week), 3 shillings for a shirt, 8 shillings for his coffin, and 9 shillings for other charges.

He was probably the George GEELES who was married there, on 28 November 1702, to Patience KEENE (KEANE); she was buried there on 29 April 1740.

George and Patience had issue:
1. John GILES [GEELES], baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 28 July 1703 (mother not named); probably buried there on 25 January 1722.
2. George GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 1 January 1705-06. See [A] below.
3. Joseph GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 3 August 1707 (mother not named); probably buried there on 1 September 1710.
4. Elizabeth GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 9 August 1709; probably buried there on 26 May 1712.

There were continuing mentions of George GILES in Churchwardens and Overseers Accounts for Buckland Monachorum parish, but whether they were George GILES Senior (who died in 1752), or instead his son George GILES Junior (who came of age in 1727) is not yet clear. Churchwardens Accounts were for moneys paid for goods (bread and wine for Communion, books, etc) and services (salaries and wages of employees), whereas the Accounts of the Overseers of the Poor were inevitably connected with poor relief for individual parishioners.
The mentions were as follows:
1745 - Churchwardens - George GYLES paid 1s "... for cutting the Ivy round ye church."
1745 - Overseers - George GILES paid 5s "... for cleaning the gutters in Windsbere lane last year."
1746 - ditto - all ditto.
1747 - ditto - George GILES paid £2 18s for 7 months and 1 week at 8s per month; paid 3s for a shirt.
1747 - ditto - paid, "... a heriot for George GILES' house", 3s 4d.
[A heriot was a tribute or service rendered to a feudal lord on the death of a tenant; in this post-feudal era, it may have been George's landlord who had died, as George Senior himself did not die until 1752.]
1747 - Churchwardens - George GILES paid 2s "... for cutting ye Ivy and making 2 Mells."
1748 - ditto - George GEILS paid £1 13s 4d "... for a years wages."
1749 - ditto - George GYLES paid £1 13s 4d "... for a yeares wages"; 2s 6d "... for making 2 Butes and Metes"; 1s "... for 2 days work about the hedge; and 6d for a pound of candles."
1753 - Churchwardens - George GILES paid £1 13s 4d "... for his salary."
My guess is that most of these are probably George Senior, especially those for a year's wages; and that this last entry was probably a retrospective account for the previous year of 1752 - and given the time gap to the next (see below), probably George Senior.
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The following may have been related to George GILES:

Mary GEELES was married at Buckland Monachorum, 4 October 1663 to Silvester COLLIN.

John GEELES was married at Buckland Monachorum, 3 December 1690, to Joane WILLES.

Henry GILES was married at Buckland Monachorum, 7 July 1716, to Ann TUCKER; they had issue:
1. Elizabeth GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 17 December 1718.
2. Henry GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 2 September 1721.
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THE FAMILY OF GEORGE GILES AND ELIZABETH MILLER.

[A] George GILES, Junior, born late 1705; of the parish of Buckland Monachorum.
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Once again, there were numerous entries in Churchwardens and Overseers Accounts for the parish, most of which may turn out to be for this George, although his son George (the third) did come of age in 1760:
1769 - Overseers - George GILES paid 8s "... for Relief."
1769 - ditto - George GILES paid 1s "... for cuting the weed and clening the Church yard."
1770 - ditto - George GILES paid 3s 7d "... for a shirt"; and 6s 5s "... given him in need."
1771 - ditto - George GILES given 9s 6s "... in need at several times."
1771 - Churchwardens - George GILES paid 2s "... for cleaning the Church yard."
1772 - ditto - all ditto.
1772 - Overseers - George GILES given 13s "... for need at several times."
1773 - ditto - George GILES was given 3s 9d farthing for "... a shirt and making"; 6s 2d halfpenny "... for a pr breeches and making"; 1s 6d halfpenny "... for an apron for his wife and making"; and 6s 9d halfpenny "... for a wastecoat and making."
1774 - ditto - Poor peoples goods - George GILES for "... one bed, performed."; and he was paid £2 19s 6d "... in need at several times, and his wife"; 18s 1d halfpenny for "...a coat and making"; 6 10s halfpenny for "...a shirt, shift and making"; and 7s 1d "... for cloth, thread and mending"; total £4 11s 7d.
1775 - ditto - for "one bed, performed"; and then a series of monthly payments between 7 May and 10 March next, for amounts of 12s (7 May, 4 June); 6s (30 July, 27 August, 24 September, 22 October); and 8s (17 November, 9 December, 10 January, 11 February, 10 March).
The fact that these entries end here in 1775 does suggest that they were probably for George GILES the elder, who died in 1779, and not his son George born in 1739.
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George was buried at Buckland Monachorum on 15 December 1779, aged 73 years;
George was probably married at Buckland Monachorum, on 30 June 1733, to Elizabeth MILLER (she was probably baptised at Buckland Monachorum on 3 October 1708, a daughter of Theodore MILLER and his wife Elizabeth WHITE); no evidence has yet been found of Elizabeth's death and burial.
George and Elizabeth had issue:
1. Elizabeth GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, on 30 July 1734; she witnessed her brother George's marriage in 1767; she died on 6 December 1812; she was married at Buckland Monachorum, on 12 June 1761, to Charles SPRY; he was buried at Buckland Monachorum on 28 August 1814, late of Pike Street; they had issue:
     a. Mary Ann SPRY, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 12 May  1762; died 1766.
     b. Elizabeth SPRY, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 7 October 1763.
     c. Ann SPRY, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 1 April 1766. Possibly married there, 15 July 1789, to Solomon NORTHMORE?
     d. Mary SPRY, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 4 October 1767; died 1770.
     e. John SPRY, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 16 April 1769. Possibly married there, 24 May 1816, Mary DAWE?
     f. Charles SPRY, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 3 March 1771; Mason; he died at Tavistock, 23 May 1841; he married Ann HUTTON, who was living at Buckland Monachorum in 1841, aged 65+, with two of her sons; she died at Tavistock, 6 June 1852; they had issue:
          i. John Spry, born 1801.
          ii. Mary Ann SPRY, born 1803; died 1882; married John Creber MOSES; with issue.
          iii. James SPRY, born 1804.
          iv. Charles SPRY, born 1811; aged 30+, with his mother 1841 Census; died 1848; married in 1845, Rosamund DAVY.
          v. Thomas SPRY, born and died 1812.
          vi. Sarah SPRY, born 1812; died 1863; married firstly, SMALLACOME; married secondly, HOOPER.
          vii. Thomas SPRY, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 4 April 1815; aged 24, with his mother, 1841, a Mason.
          viii. Elizabeth SPRY, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 28 September 1817.
     g. Mary Ann SPRY, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 11 February 1774; died 1774.
     h. Susanna SPRY, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 3 September 1775.
     j. Sarah SPRY, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 5 November 1777.
2. John GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum on 8 October 1736. See [B] below.
3. George GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum on 2 May 1739; he died at Bickleigh, Devon, and was buried there on 1 January 1800; he was married at Buckland Monachorum, by Banns, on 12 June 1767, to Wilmot DAWE (a daughter of John and Joan DAWE); she died at Bickleigh in 1821 (no burial found there); they had issue (with thanks to Drew GILES of Alberta, Canada):
     a. John GILES, baptised at Whitchurch, 1 May 1768. See [C] below.
     b. George GILES, baptised at Whitchurch, 21 October 1770.
     c. William GILES, born at Tavistock in 1776.
     d. Elizabeth GILES, baptised at Tavistock, 13 August 1776.
     e. Joan GILES, baptised at Tavistock, 25 May 1779.
     f. Ann GILES, baptised at Tavistock, 1 July 1784.
     g. Joseph GILES, baptised at Tavistock, 10 May 1787.
4. William GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum on 2 March 1741.
5. Joseph GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum on 9 February 1744.
6. Ann GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum on 28 March 1747 or 1748; buried there on 1 May 1762.
7. Mary GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum on 2 April 1751; buried there 8 March 1754.
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THE FAMILY OF JOHN GILES AND SARAH GRAY.

[B] John GILES; Farmer; he was probably buried at Buckland Monachorum on 9 March 1774; he was married at Buckfastleigh, near Totnes, on 28 April 1760, to Sarah GRAY; she was probably baptised at Buckfastleigh on 3 September 1728, a daughter of William GRAY of Buckfastleigh (probably buried there on 11 December 1761) by his wife Sarah (she was probably buried there on 28 March 1738); no death for Mrs Sarah GILES has been confirmed - a Sarah GILES of the right age died "... of a cancer" and was buried at Walkhampton on 13 December 1795, aged 67, but her marital status was not recorded; if her husband was the one who died in 1774, she was left with a young family, and she may have re-married? There was a GILES family associated with Walkhampton (see the end of this post), and if this 1795 burial was Sarah GRAY, then it asks the question - why was she there, and was she or her late husband related to that family?
Several other questions do arise - if John was of the Buckland Monachorum family, why was he in Buckfastleigh, near Totnes, in 1760? If he had expectations of a property inheritance in the area, as suggested in some of the family lore, was he there sorting that out? Could that have had anything to do with the impending death of Sarah's father William GRAY in 1761?
John and Sarah had issue:
1. George GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 28 August 1763; probably buried there on 17 December 1675, a child.
2. John GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 19 April 1766; probably buried there on 22 April 1767, an infant.
3. Elizabeth GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 8 March 1767; probably buried there on 17 March 1767, an infant.
4. Sarah GILES, baptised at Buckland Monachorum, 20 April 1768; she was probably married at Plymouth St Andrew, on 13 July 1790, to Benjamin Harris GOSNEY (baptised at Plymouth, 15 January 1767, son of Benjamin and Agnes GOSNEY); they had issue:
     a. Mary Ann GOSNEY, baptised at Plymouth St Charles, 6 May 1791.
     b. Benjamin Harris GOSNEY, baptised at Plymouth St Andrew, 28 January 1793; of Broseley when he was married at Handsworth, Staffordshire, on 20 May 1814, to Lydia SMITH of Coalbrookdale.
     c. William Thoresby GOSNEY, baptised at Plymouth St Andrew, 23 November 1794.
According to Aedigiana, Mrs GOSNEY had two sons killed at the Battle of Waterloo.
5. William GILES, born at Horrabridge on 1 May 1771, and baptised at Whitchurch on 5 May. See his separate blog post at this link:
http://pigott-gorrie.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/william-giles-senior-peripatetic.html
6. Mary GILES, baptised at Whitchurch, 25 September 1774; she was married, by Banns, at Plymouth St Andrew, 23 June 1802, to William MORTIMER (born in 1773, son of John MORTYMORE and Rose TERRY, and younger brother of John MORTIMER - see next below), witnessed by Thomas MORTIMER and Thomas RICHARDS; William is said to have died in 1823, and his family was "... taken in and looked after" by his brother John (he died two years later in 1825); there was a Mary MORTIMER at 52 Cambridge Street, Plymouth St Andrew, in 1851, aged 78, Widow, Annuitant, and born in South Molton - if she was Mary GILES, her birth place suggests she may have been another; they had issue:
     a. Mary MORTIMER; she was probably one of the two Mary MORTIMERs who witnessed her cousin John MORTIMER's marriage in 1823; in 1830, she wrote a letter to Mrs John MORTIMER at Mill Street, Plymouth (widow of her cousin John MORTIMER), mentioning her niece and nephew Rose and John Forester MORTIMER (see below).

John MORTYMORE, born in 1733; of Kingsteignton, Devon; he died in 1797; he was married in 1764 to Rose TERRY of Stoke-in-Teignhead; with issue:
1. John MORTIMER, baptised at Coombe-in-Teignhead, 9 September 1768; Dyer and Fuller in Plymouth; he was buried in Plymouth St Andrew, on 24 January 1825, aged 56; his business was taken over by his son John, and consolidated with that of his late brother William; he was married at Plymouth St Andrew, on 8 April 1790, to Patience HAMMICK; she was buried at Plymouth St Andrew on 4 October 1813, aged 44; they had issue:
     a. Elizabeth MORTIMER, born 21 June 1792.
     b. Rose MORTIMER, born 17 July 1794.
     c. John MORTIMER, born 23 August 1797; apprenticed to his father in 1812; Dyer and Fuller in Plymouth, with premises in Drake Street, Plymouth, and in Fore Street, Devonport, in 1830; he died in Mill Street, Plymouth, in 1834, of Cholera, and was buried by necessity in the closest cemetery, the Ebenezer Chapel (Wesleyan Methodist) burial ground across the street; he was married at Plymouth St Andrew, on 21 May 1823, to Rachel BRAMBLE, witnessed by his father, Mary MORTIMER, Wm and R. PEARSE, James BOULTER, and Mary MORTIMER; Rachel was at Mill Street, Plymouth St Andrew, 1851 Census, aged 54, Dyer employing 18 persons, born Dolton, with her two children, Elizabeth HORE (aged 50, Assistant Dyer) and Mary GILES (23, Assistant, born Stoke Damerel); Rachel witnessed her son's marriage, 1852; she died at Plymouth, 25 October 1860, and was buried at Ford Park Cemetery; they had issue:
          i. Rose Bramble MORTIMER, baptised Plymouth, 20 March 1827; witnessed her brother's marriage, 1852; died at Plymouth, 23 August 1892, and buried at Ford Park Cemetery.
          ii. John Forester MORTIMER, baptised Plymouth, 20 March 1827; Dyer; died at Plymouth, 4 November 1900, and buried at Ford Park Cemetery; he was married at Holy Trinity, Exeter, 2 December 1852, to Louisa BURGOYNE, the witnesses including Rachael and Rose MORTIMER; they had issue daughters Louise (Aged 15 in 1871) and Kate (aged 11 in 1871) and son Forrester (born at Plymouth St Andrew on3 April 1863, aged 8 in 1871) .
     d. Ann MORTIMER, born 23 August 1799.
     e. William MORTIMER, born 21 March 1801; died 13 January 1803.
     f. still-born daughter, 1803.
     g. William MORTIMER, born 20 July 1804; died 1807.
     h. Samuel MORTIMER, born 21 August 1806; died 1832.
2. William MORTIMER, born 1773; Dyer and Fuller in Plymouth; said to have died in 1823, when his nephew took over business, and incorporated that with his brother John's business in 1825; he married Mary GILES, with issue. See above. There is a suggestion that this William may have instead married Jane PEARSE, with issue seven or more children?
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THE FAMILY OF JOHN GILES AND ELIZABETH PIKE.

[C] John GILES, born at Whitchurch, 1768; he died at Bickleigh in 1832; he was married to Elizabeth PIKE (a daughter of John PIKE of Stoke Damerel and his wife Mary HOPKINS); she died at Bickleigh in 1832; they had issue:
1. George GILES, baptised at Stoke Damerel, Devon, on 30 May 1790; buried at Bickleigh, 1 January 1794.
2. John GILES, baptised at Bickleigh on 17 March 1793. See [D] below.
3. Elizabeth GILES, baptised at Bickleigh, 8 July 1798.
4. Ann GILES, baptised at Bickleigh, 7 December 1798; buried there, 22 March 1799.
5. Ann GILES, baptised at Bickleigh, 8 February 1801; buried there, 25 April 1802.

[D] John GILES, baptised at Bickleigh on 17 March 1793; Labourer in Blacksmith's Shop, Peter Tavy, 1821; Husbandman, Coombe Park, 1821, 1823; Miner there, 1825; Miner, Peter Tavy Village, 1827, 1830, 1834; at Shovel Lane, Tavey St Peter, 1841 Census, aged 48, Agricultural Labourer, with wife and five children; at Peter Tavy Village, 1851, aged 60, Labourer receiving parish pay, and blind, with two children and widowed mother-in-law Elizabeth CREBER (aged 80, Blacksmith's widow, also on parish pay and blind); at House, Peter Tavy, 1861, aged 68, Farm Labourer, Blind, with wife and grandson James CROWELL (aged 3, born Whitchurch); at Village, Peter Tavy, 1871, with wife and grand-daughter Elizabeth Ann LEWIS (aged 11, born Peter Tavy); he died at Peter Tavy, Devon, on 29 November 1871; he was married at Tavy St Peter, on 7 November 1820, to Ann CREBER (daughter of Richard CREBER and Elizabeth WILLIAMS); in 1851, Ann was aged 49, Nurse, a visitor in the household Ann SARAH (aged 77, Mining Agent's Widow), her married daughter Elizabeth WILLIAMS (aged 34, wife of Mining Agent) and her two WILLIAMS grand-children; she died in Plymouth in 1886.
John and Ann had issue:
1. John GILES, baptised at Tavy St Peter on 17 January 1821; at Elbow Lane, Tavistock, 1841 Census, aged 21, Labourer, with his wife Maria (aged 21, Serge Weaver), residing with her mother Sophia TOOR (aged 55+, Independent), Sophia RODDA (aged 3) and Henry ALLEN (aged 35, Woodman); at West Bridge Cottages, Tavistock, 1851, 1861 and 1871 Census, Copper Miner and Mine Labourer, with wife and up to seven children; at 15 Ford Street, 1881, Tea Dealer, with wife; he died at Tavistock, 2 December 1884; he was married at Tavistock, on 2 May 1841, to Maria TORR; she died in Tavistock in 1882; they had issue:
     a. John GILES, born at Tavistock, March quarter 1840 [Volume 9, Page 447]; aged 9, Copper Miner, with parents, 1851; aged 19, Copper Miner, with parents, 1861.
     b. Elizabeth GILES, born at Tavistock, March quarter 1844 [Volume 9, Page 557]; aged 7, Scholar, with parents, 1851; evidently died young.
     c. William GILES, born at Tavistock, March quarter 1846 [Volume 9, Page 530]; aged 5, Scholar, with parents, 1851; evidently died young.
     d. James GILES, born at Tavistock, March quarter 1848 [Volume 9, Page 512]; aged 3, with parents, 1851; probably as Samuel GILES, aged 13, Marking to Mine, with his parents, 1861.
     e. Eliza GILES, born at Tavistock, about 1849 (births were registered there for Margaret in 1849, and for Mary Jane, ann, and Emma, all in 1857); aged 1, with parents, 1851; probably as Mary GILES, aged 11, Scholar, with her parents, 1861.
     f. William GILES, born at Tavistock, March quarter 1852 [Volume 5b, Page 330]; aged 8, Marking to Mine, with  parents, 1861.
     g. Thomas GILES, born at Tavistock, September quarter 1854 [Volume 5b, Page 324]; aged 6, Scholar, with his parents, 1861.
     h. Ellen GILES, born at Tavistock, about 1856 (births were registered there for Mary and Elizabeth Jane in 1855, abd for Elizabeth in 1857); aged 4, with her parents, 1861.
     j. Ann GILES, born at Tavistock, December quarter 1858 [Volume 5b, Page 464]; aged 2, with her parents, 1861; aged 12, Scholar, ditto, 1871.
2. William GILES, born in 1821 and baptised at Tavy St Peter (with his younger brother Richard) on 15 May 1823; at Quither Lane, Milton Abbot, 1851 Census, aged 30, Miner, with wife and two sons, residing with his wife's parents and brother; he went to Canada about 1855; at East Zorra, Oxford County, Ontario, 1861 and 1871, with wife and up to 8 children; at Caradoc, Middlesex West County, Ontario, 181, with wife and son; William died at Delaware, Caradoc Township, 30 July 1898; he married at Tavistock, 2 November 1846, Mary LANG (daughter of John LANG and Betsy HAWKINS); she died in Delaware, Ontario, on 16 September 1904; they had issue:
     a. John GILES, born England, about 1846; aged 3, with his parents and grandparents, 1851; aged 15, with his parents, 1861; aged 24, ditto, 1871.
     b. Henry GILES, born England, 1850, probably at Tavistock, December quarter, 1850 [Volume 9, Paged 467]; aged 7 months, with his parents and grandparents, 1851; aged 11, with his parents, 1861; aged 20, ditto, 1871.
     c. Emma GILES, born England, about 1851; aged 9, with her parents, 1861.
     d. Elizabeth GILES, born in England about 1853; aged 7, with her parents, 1861; aged 16, ditto, 1871.
     e. William GILES, born Canada, about 1856; aged 4, with his parents, 1861; aged 15, ditto, 1871.
     f. Mary Ann GILES, born Canada about 1858; aged 2, with her parents, 1861; aged 13, ditto, 1871.
     g. Sarah Jane GILES, born Canada, about 1861; aged 9, with her parents, 1871.
     h. Ellen GILES, born Canada, about 1863; aged 7, with her parents, 1871.
     j. James GILES, born Canada, about 1866; aged 4, with his parents, 1871.
3. Richard GILES, baptised at Tavy St Peter on 15 May 1823; he died in Tavistock, 1850.
4. Thomas GILES, baptised at Tavy St Peter on 11 December 1825; at Village, Peter Tavy, 1851 Census, aged 25, Miner, with wife and daughter; went to Canada; at Hillsborough, Albert County, New Brunswick, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 Censuses, with several wives and up to three daughters, his birth date recorded in 1901 as 15 November 1823 (which does not correspond with family details), and arrival in Canada in 1850 (which does not fit his daughters birth details in 1871); he died at Albert County, New Brunswick, 12 February 1902; he married firstly, at Tavistock, in 1847, Jane GREENING; was aged 25, 1851 Census, born at Peter Tavy; she died at Hillsborough, Albert County, N.B., 19 January 1890; they had issue:
     a. Emma GILES, born at Peter Tavy in 1850; aged 5 months, with her parents, 1851.
     b. Mary GILES, probably born in Tavistock, March quarter 1850 [Volume 9, Page 516]; aged 19, with her parents, 1871.
     c. Jane GILES, probably born in Tavistock, December quarter 1854 [Volume 5b, Page 296] 1854; aged 16, with her parents, 1871.
     d. Elizabeth GILES, probably born in Tavistock, March quarter 1857 [Volume 5b, Page 328]; aged 14, with her parents, 1871.
5. Mary GILES, baptised at Tavy St Peter on 25 November 1827, probably a twin; possibly died young (on the grounds that John and Ann GILES had a daughter Mary living with them in 1841 Census who was aged 7)? But perhaps the Mary GILES, at Mill Street, Plymouth St Andrew, 1851 Census, aged 23, Dyer's Assistant, born Stoke Damerel, assistant to Rachel MORTIMER (widow of John MORTIME, whose brother William was married to Mary GILES) ?
There was a Mary GILES, of full age, of West Street, Tavistock, a daughter of John GILES of Tavistock, Labourer, who was married at Tavistock in 1854 to Henry LANG, Sawyer, of Exeter Street, Tavistock, son of John LANG, Labourer - some descendants have assumed this was the daughter of John and Ann, and state that she died in Plymouth on 28 March 1910, and that he had predeceased her in Plymouth in 1908.
6. Joseph GILES, baptised at Tavy St Peter on 25 November 1827, probably the other twin; he died there in 1828.
7. Henry GILES, baptised at Tavy St Peter on 18 April 1830; aged 11, with his parents, 1841 Census; aged 22, with his father, 1851; he went to America; at Stephens, Huron County, Canada West, 1861, aged 31, Farmer, with wife and 3 children; at Burlington, La Peer County, Michigan, 1870, aged 41, farmer with wife and 5 children; at Sedgwick, Harvey County, Kansas, 1889 Census, aged 57, with wife and 4 children; he died at Sedgwick, Kansas, 9 January 1908; he married at Peter Tavy, 30 January 1853, Mary FOSTER (daughter of Edward Langworthy FOSTER and Sarah SPARK); she died at Sedgwick, 29 August 1921; they had issue:
     a. Charles H. GILES, born Upper Canada, about 1855; aged 5, with his parents, 1861; aged 14, ditto, 1870.
     b. John E. GILES, born Canada, about 1857; aged 3, with his parents, 1861; aged 12, ditto, 1870; aged 22, ditto, 1880.
     c. Sarah A. GILES, born Canada, about 1859; aged 1, with her parents, 1861; aged 9, ditto, 1870.
     d. Job GILES, born Canada, about 1862; aged 7, with his parents, 1870; aged 18, ditto, 1880.
     e. Ellen GILES, born Michigan, about 1868; aged 1, with her parents, 1870; aged 11, ditto, 1880.
     f. Arthur GILES, born Michigan, about 1871; aged 8, with his parents, 1880.
8. Mary GILES, born Devonshire, about 1832; aged 7, with her parents, 1841. Could her age have been recorded incorrectly? Was she the wife of Henry LANG?
9. George GILES, baptised at Tavy St Peter on 7 December 1834; aged 7, with his parents, 1841; at Hawson Cottage, Buckfastleigh, 1861 Census, aged 25, Copper Miner, with wife Harriet and three children; he went to America; died at Streator, La Salle County, Illinois, in 1908; married at Tavistock, 1855, Harriett HUGGINS (daughter of Roger and Mary HUGGINS of Lidford, Devon); she was aged 21 in the 1861 Census, born at Lidford; she died at Streator, in 1891; they had issue:
     a. Mary GILES, born at Peter Tavy, about 1855; aged 5, with her parents, 1861.
     b. Harry GILES, born at Peter Tavy, about 1857; aged 3, with his parents, 1861.
     c. Elizabeth GILES, born at Peter Tavy, about 1859; aged 1, with her parents, 1861.
10. Elizabeth GILES, born at Peter Tavy, 1836; aged 5, with her parents, 1841; she went to Canada; she died at Delaware, Caradoc Township, Ontario, on 5 October 1920; of Peter Tavy when she was married firstly, at Tavistock, after publication of Bans on 23, 30 November and 7 December 1856, to James LEWIS of Exeter Street, Tavistock; he was at Coombe, Buckfastleigh, 1861, with his wife Elizabeth (aged 32) and their two children; she married secondly, Charles SMITH; issue included:
     a. Samuel LEWIS, born at Peter Tavy about 1858; aged 2, with his parents, 1861.
     b. Elizabeth Ann LEWIS, born at Peter Tavy about 1859; aged 1, with her parents, 1861; aged 11, Scholar, with her GILES grandparents, 1871.
11. Jane Ann GILES, born at Peter Tavy, 1839; aged 1, with her parents, 1841; aged 11, with her father, 1851; she died at Horrabridge, 28 March 1910; she married at Whitchurch, 8 November 1857, William CROWL or CROWEL; he was at Cottage, Buckland Monachorum, 1861 Census, aged 27, Copper Miner (born St Blazey, Cornwall), with his wife and daughter; at Dosterbrook, Whitchurch, 1871, aged 37, Miner, with his wife and five children; at Sampford Spiny, Horrabridge, 1881, aged 47, Clay Miner, with wife and 6 children; he died at Tavistock in 1889; they had issue:
     a. James CROWELL, born Whitchurch, about 1857; aged 3, with his GILES grandparents, 1861; aged 13, with his parents, 1871; aged 23, Plate Layer, with his parents, 1881.
     b. Mary Ann CROWEL, born at Peter Tavy, about 1859; aged 1, with her parents, 1861; aged 11, ditto, 1871.
     c. Elizabeth CROWEL, born at Whitchurch, about 1861; aged 9, with her parents, 1871.
     d. Jane CROWEL, born at Sampford Spiny, about 1865; aged 5, with her parents, 1871.
     e. William CROWEL, born at Whitchurch, about 1867; aged 3, with his parents, 1871; aged 13, dumb from birth, with his parents, 1881.
     f. Edward Stan CROWEL, born at Horrabridge, about 1872; aged 8, with his parents, 1881.
     g. Laura CROWEL, born at Horrabridge, about 1875; aged 5, with her parents, 1881.
     h. Eva CROWEL, born at Horrabridge, about 1877; aged 3, with her parents, 1881.
     j. Emma CROWEL, born at Horrabridge, about 1879; aged 1, with her parents, 1881. 

I am very grateful to Drew GILES of Alberta, Canada for pointing out my failure to recognise George GILES of Buckland Monachorum (born 1739) as the one recorded in Aegidiana as "not traced"; and for much of the above detail on George's descendants in Devon, Canada and America.
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AN UNATTACHED GILES FAMILY IN WALKHAMPTON.

Several potential links to Walkhampton, a parish north-east of adjoining Buckland Monochorum, appear:
A. Sarah GILES was buried there on 13 December 1795, and at age 67 was of the right age to have been John GILES's widow, Sarah GILES otherwise GRAY. She may instead have been the wife of George GILES of Walkhampton (they were married there in August 1766, with a William GRAY signing as one of the witnesses).
B. John GILES of Walkhampton and Joan GRAY of Buckfastleigh were married at Walkhampton on 19 October 1764. It is possible that this Joan may have been related to Sarah GRAY of Buckfastleigh (John GILES 's wife); and if so, this might account for her being in Walkhampton at her death (if it was her).
I thought it prudent to investigate the GILES families in Walkhampton, to see if either of the above factors might lead me to George GILES Senior's possible origins here. Nothing has yet appeared.
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John GIELLS, Junior, of Walkhampton, signed the Devon and Exeter Oath Rolls, in 1723 - John GILES of Walkhamton did not sign, and his name was struck through (perhaps John Senior, deceased?); and Abraham GIELLS and Abraham GILES, both of Walkhampton, both made their marks on the same Roll. These men were probably related to the following.
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George and Mary GILES had issue:
1. Walter GYLES, baptised at Walkhampton, 28 May 1676.

Agnes GILES, wife of Abraham GILES, buried at Walkhampton, 21 April 1680.
Abraham GYLES, buried at Walkhampton, 13 June 1680.
Johan GILES, wife of Richard GYLES, buried at Walkhampton, 14 September 1681.
Margaret GYLES, daughter of Roger GYLES, buried at Walkhampton, 8 February 1681-82.
George GYLES, buried at Walkhampton, 30 December 1683.

Abraham and Susan(na) GYLES had issue:
1. John JOOLES, baptised at Walkhampton, 3 February 1677-78 (mother Susanna).
2. Johan GYLES, baptised at Walkhampton, 1 January 1681.
3. Walter GYLES, baptised at Walkhampton, 8 December 1683; possibly buried at Walkhampton, 25 December 1733?
4. Abraham GYLES, baptised at Walkhampton, 29 November 1687.
5. Robert GEELES, baptised 8 April 1694 (mother Susanna).
Susanna GILES, wife of Abraham GILES of Combshead, was buried at Walkhampton, 29 August 1715; Abraham GILES of Combshead was buried at Walkhampton, 8 January 1717-18.

Roger GEELES; married at Walkhampton, 25 September 1686, Susan CUDLIP; they had issue:
1. Margaret JEELES, baptised at Walkhampton, 31 May 1687 (mother named Susan).
2. John GEELES, baptised at Walkhampton, 3 December 1689.
3. Mary JEELS, baptised at Walkhampton, 5 June 1692; buried at Walkhampton, 10 January 1694-95.
4. Mary GILES; buried at Walkhampton, 27 March 1701.

Roger GYLES was buried at Walkhampton, 2 August 1705.

Ellis GEELES; married at Walkhamton,  November 1686, Margaret PEARSE; they had issue:
1. Ellis GEELES, baptised at Walkhampton, 27 December 1687.
2. Margaret GYLES, baptised at Walkhampton, 22 January 1688-89 (father only named).
3. Joan GYLES, baptised at Walkhampton, 23 September 1693 (father only named); buried at Walkhampton, 8 February 1695-96.

Ellis GEELES was buried at Walkhampton, 20 November 1706.

Joan GEELES; married at Walkhampton, 8 February 1686-87, John CREBER.

John GILES; married at Walkhampton,  May 1691, Margaret SHELABERE; they had issue:
1. John GEELES, baptised at Walkhampton, 15 October 1692.
2. Margaret GYLES, baptised at Walkhampton, 13 February 1693-94.
3. Joan GYLES, baptised at Walkhampton, 13 April 1696.
4. Richard GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 2 September 1699.
5. Ammey GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 2 August 1701.

Abraham GILES; married at Walkhampton, 6 April 1697, Jane (or Joan) ATWELL; she was probably buried at Walkhampton, 2 March 1732-33; they had issue:
? Robert GEELES, baptised at Walkhampton, 8 April 1694. This date conflicts with the marriage.
1. Marye GILES, baptised at Walkhapton, 5 May 1698.
2. John GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 1 August 1702. See [Z] below.
3. Jane GALES, baptised at Walkhampton, 23 June 1705; possibly buried at Walkhampton, 30 September 1705, "... daughter of Abraham."
4. Elias GYLES, baptised at Walkhampton, 31 August 1706.

Abraham GILES of Clasawell was buried at Walkhampton, 31 May 1751.
Abraham GILES of Deancombe was buried at Walkhampton, 4 July 1751.
John GILES of Dincombe was buried at Walkhampton, 4 December 1763.

William and Jane GILES had issue:
1. Mary GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, May 1698.

Stephen GEELES; married at Walkhamton, 5 February 1701[-02?], Margaret DUNDERIG; she was buried at Walkhampton, 3 June 1729; they had issue:
1. Elizabeth GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 21 March 1702-03.

Richard GEALES; married at Walkhampton, 6 December 1712, Mary PEARSE.

John GILES Junior; married at Walkhamton, 26 October 1714, Joan HONEYWELL; they had issue:
1. John GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 16 Aug 1715 (mother not named; father John Junior.
2. George GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 13 April 1720; buried at Walkhampton, 29 April 1725.
3. George GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 18 April 1727.

John GILES; married at Walkhampton, 3 May 1716, Elizabeth WILLIAMS; she was probably buried at Walkhampton, 31 May 1737; they had possible issue:
1. Elizabeth GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 3 October 1724; probably buried at Walkhampton, 6 October 1724.
2. John GILES; buried at Walkhampton, 23 November 1730?

John GILES; married at Walkhampton, 13 November 1718, Margaret GILES; they had issue:
1. Elias GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 5 September 1719; bequeathed the leasehold of Deanscombe by the will of his brother-in-law Roger ATWILL, dated 20 August 1796, for life, then to go to his son Elias GILES Junior; he was probably buried at Walkhampton, 11 December 1799, aged 80; he married at Walkhampton, 9 May 1746, Margaret ATWELL; she was probably buried at Walkhampton, 19 December 1793, aged 69, "... wife of Elias"; they had issue:
     a. Abraham GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 16 December 1746. See [X] below.
     b. Sue GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 29 October 1748.
     c. Margaret GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 2 January 1753.
     d. Elias GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 7 April 1754.
2. Susannah GILES, baptise at Walkhampton, 1 April 1721.
3. Joan GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 14 November 1724.
4. John GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 6 March 1727-28.
5. Robert GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 3 April 1731.

Roger GEELS; married at Walkhampton, 1 July 1721, Elinor (surname indecipherable - "----N").

Elizabeth GILES; married at Walkhampton, 2 October 1723, John WARING.
Mary GILES; married at Walkhampton, 16 November 1723, John GRAY.

[Z] John and Hannah GILES (several on-line trees identify her as Hannah ATWELL, born 1702, although there is no appropriate entry in the Walkhampton marriage register - they also identify John as born 1702, a son of Abraham GILES and Jane ATWELL, and buried in 1781, with additional children Bridget, born 1727, and Joseph, born 1734); they had issue:
1. John Atwell GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 29 July 1726. See [Y] below.
? Bridget GILES, born 1727; died 1808; married firstly, William SHILLIBER, with issue; married secondly, William GRAY? See 1754 below. No appropriate baptism recorded at Walkhampton.
2. Richard GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 7 May 1729.
? Joseph GILES; buried at Walkhampton, 8 September 1753, "... son of John GILES of Peekhill."
? possibly also parents of the next two:
3. William GEELS, baptised at Walkhampton, 18 May 1735; probably buried at Walkhampton, 5 February 1823, aged 88.
4. Abraham GEELS, baptised at Walkhampton, 15 February 1736-37.

John GILES of Reddapit was buried at Walhampton, (day obscured) May 1763.
The wife of John GILES of Reddipit was buried in 1750 (day and month lost, between Aug and September).

John GILES of Peekhill was buried at Walkhampton, 6 November 1763.

Robert GILES; married at Walkhampton, 10 November 1725, Martha CROSSMAN; they had issue:
1. Martha GEELS, baptised at Walkhampton, 24 May 1728.

John GILES; married at Walkhampton, 30 September 1728, Elizabeth SKIRRET.

Amey GEELS; married at Walkhampton, 19 September 1730, Walter WRIGHT.

Margaret GILES; married at Walkhampton, 12 August 1732, John RED[?]ACH.

Elias GILES; married at Walkhampton, 4 August 1733, Mary TOOP; they had issue:
1. Jane GEELS, baptised at Walkhampton, 18 October 1735.

Martha GIELS; married at Walkhampton, 1 May 1737, Richard ANDREWS.

There are a number of baptisms recorded in the Walkhampton register between February 1736-37 and December 1746 - but none of them are for members of the GILES family. I am not sure quite what this means - were there no births, or were they baptised somewhere else? And if so, why?
Some later information does suggest that there probably were births for this family during this period, and possibly included issue of the next two marriages.

Abraham GYELS; married at Walkhampton, 16 January 1737-8, Mary WARREN.

John GILES; married at Walkhampton, 4 August 1742, Susanna GILES.

Elias GILES; "... of ye parish" when married at Walkhampton, 15 April 1744, Ann FURSE of Sheepstor.

Robert GILES; married at Walkhampton, 4 September 1749, Margaret WILLIAMS; they had issue:
1. Mary GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 5 July 1750.
2. Joan GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 6 October 1753.
3. John GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 25 November 1758.

[Y] John GILES (identified in several on-line trees as John Atwill GILES, born 1726, and buried 1789); married at Walkhampton, 20 April 1751, Martha GEELES (several on-line trees identify her as Martha GEELES, born 1728, died 1799 - and if so, a daughter of Richard and Martha GEELES); she may have been buried at Walkhampton, 3 September 1799, aged 71; they had issue:
1. Jenny GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 10 June 1752 (father's middle name Atwill).
2. Susanna GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 30 June 1755.
3. Betty GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 8 or 28 June 1759; she was buried at Sheepstor, 21 January 1841, aged 81; she was married at Walkhampton, by License, 31 August 1785, to Walter NORTHMORE (witnessed by John Atwill GILES and William WORTH); he was buried at Sheepstor, 26 March 1843, aged 82.
4. Abraham GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 20 March 1763 (father's middle name Atwell); at Leatherton, Walkhampton, 1841 Census, aged 78, Farmer, with wife Elizabeth (aged 68), daughter Jenny GILES (aged 35), grand-daughter Elizabeth GILES (aged 15), daughter Martha COWLING (aged 40) and grandson John COWLING (aged 10), together with John FREEKE (aged 50, Ag Lab), William SYMONS (aged 20, Apprentice), Richard GRAY (aged 10, Servant) and John ATWILL (aged 10, Servant); Abraham was buried at Walkhampton, 29 January 1846; as Abraham GILES Junior, Husbandman, he was married at Walkhampton, 10 May 1796, to Elizabeth EDMUNDS, Spinster; she was at Bursham, 1861, aged 87, Farmer's Widow, residing with her son-in-law; she was buried at Walkhampton, 25 September 1863, aged 90, of Bursham; Abraham and Elizabeth had issue:
     a. John Edmunds GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 7 April 1797 (god-fathers Joseph EDMUNDS Senior and Walter NORTHMORE; god-mothers Martha GILES and Anne EDMUNDS); John was at Axtown, Buckland Monachorum, 1851 Census, aged 54, Farmer of 108 acres, with wife and three children; he died in 1873; he was married at Widdecombe on the Moor, Devon, to Jane SHERWILL; they had issue:
          i. Elizabeth GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 25 October 1822; aged 15, with grandparents, 1841.
          ii. Thomas Sherwell GILES, baptised at Walkhampton,4 April 1824; aged 27, with his parents, 1851.
          iii. John Edmunds GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 29 September 1826.
          iv. William GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 26 October 1828.
          iii. Mary GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 8 April 1832; aged 19, with her parents, 1851.
          iv. George GILES, born at Whitchurch about 1834; aged 16, with his parents, 1851.
     b. Mary GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 13 March 1799 or 1800; at Bursham, Walkhampton, 1851 Census, aged 51; probably buried at Walkhampton, 1 January 1885, aged 84; married at Walkhampton, Feb 1839, Richard CREBER of Sheepstor; he died in 1869.
     c. Martha GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 8 January 1801; aged 40+, with her parents, 1841; at Bursham, 1851, aged 49, Widow, with her mother; at Bursham, 1861, aged 60, Farmer's widow; she was buried at Walkhampton, 15 December 1883, aged 82; she was married at Plymouth st Andrew, 9 October 1828, to Charles COWLING, Farmer; with issue:
          i. John Warren COWLING, baptised at Walkhampton, 6 January 1828 (which conflicts with the marriage date?).
     d. Jenny GILES, born at Leatherton, and baptised at Walkhampton, 27 September 1805; aged 35, with her parents, 1841.
     e. Abraham GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 3 July 1809.
     f. Nancy GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 20 September 1810; she possibly married at Walkhampton, 26 May 1837, John PEARSE.
5. Mary GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 20 September 1766.
6. Robert GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 14 May 1770.

Richard GILES; he married at Walkhampton, by Banns, 26 August 1754, Mary ATWELL (witnessed by Elias GILES and Michael KNIGHT); they had issue:
1. Betty GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 31 March 1755.
2. Margaret GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 15 August 1757.
3. John GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 11 March 1761.

Bridget GILES, born about 1727 (several on-line trees identify her as the daughter of John GILES and Hannah ATWELL, although there is no appropriate baptism in the Walkhampton register); Bridget was married firstly, at Walkhampton, by Banns, 15 December 1754, to William SHILLIBEER (witnessed by John GILES and John GILES); he was buried at Walkhampton on 16 May 1764; they had issue:
1. Abraham SHILLIBEER, baptised at Walkhampton on 18 January 1760.
2. Michael SHILLIBEER, baptised at Walkhampton, 20 February 1762.
3. Sarah SHILLIBEER, baptised at Walkhampton, 1 August 1764, "... daughter of Bridget SHILLIBEER, Widow."
Bridget was married secondly, at Walkhampton, 19 April 1768, to William GRAY (witnessed by Michael KNIGHT and John GRAY); with further issue:
4. Joan GRAY, baptised at Walkhampton, 20 February 1769.
5. Mary GRAY, baptised at Walkhampton, 13 November 1770, a twin.
6. Sarah GRAY, baptised ditto, the other twin.
Bridget GRAY was buried at Walkhampton on 3 April 1808, aged 81, a Widow. Probably the same.

John GEELS; he married at Walkhampton, by Banns, 5 April 1758, Elizabeth CHUBB (witnessed by William WILCOCK and Michael KNIGHT).

Richard GILES; he married at Walkhampton, by Banns, 24 June 1759, Hannah SEARLE (witnessed by John SEARLE and Michael KNIGHT).

Susannah GILES; she married at Walkhampton, by Banns, 7 April 1761, James FOOT (witnessed by Richard ANDREWS Junior and Jane WILCOCKS).

John and Sarah GILES had issue:
1. Sarah GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 10 March 1761.
2. John GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 18 November 1762; possibly at Walkhampton Village, 1841 Census, aged 75+, Independent, with Elizabeth BINNEY (55+) and her two sons, with others.
3. Joan GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 25 March 1764.
John may have been buried at Walkhampton on 2 February 1764; if so, it may have been his widow who married George GILES (see next below)?

Indenture of apprenticeship, 19 April 1762 - John GIELLS of Nosworthy, a Churchwarden of Walkhampton (with one other), and John GIELLS of Coombehead, an Overser of the Poor in the same parish (with one other), placed Betsy GILES, a poor child of the parish, as apprentice to John WORTH of Walkhampton, Yeoman.

George GILES; he married at Walkhampton, by Banns, 5 July 1763, Joan GILES, both of the parish (witnessed by John GILES and Sarah "X" GILES).

John GILES; of the parish when he married at Walkhampton, by Banns, 19 October 1764, Joan GRAY of Buckfastleigh (witnessed by Michael KNIGHT and Mary "X" WORTH).

Mary GILES; she married at Walkhampton, 30 April 1765, Thomas GREEP (witnessed by Michael KNIGHT and William GRAY).

George GILES; married at Walkhampton, 1 August 1766, Sarah GILES (witnesses included William GRAY); they had issue:
1. Joan GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 5 January 1767.

William GILES, possibly baptised at Walkhampton, 18 May 1735, son of John GILES and Hannah (ATWILL?) - see above; married at Walkhampton, by Banns (7, 14, 21 December), 25 December 1766, Jane KIVIL (witnessed by Michael KNIGHT and John Atwill GILES); they had issue:
1. John GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 13 February 1769; probably at Maristow Inn, Rowlands Barn, Walkhampton, 1841 Census, aged 72, Herdsman, with his brother William, and Elizabeth GILES (aged 77).
2. William GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 20 August 1770 (mother Joan); probably at Maristow Inn, Rowlands Barn, Walhampton, 1841, aged 70, Independent, with his brother John, and Elizabeth GILES (aged 77).
3. Abraham GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 20 June 1772; possibly buried at Walkhampton, 19 June 1838, aged 66, of Deancombe.
4. Joan GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 4 April 1774.
5. Mary GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 9 October 1775.

Walter GILES; possibly buried at Walkhampton, 5 October 1831, aged 81; he was married at Walkhampton, by Banns (8, 15, 22 December 1771), on 1 January 1772, to Margaret ATWILL (witnessed by Michael "X" WORTH and Michael KNIGHT); they had issue:
1. Ann GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 23 February 1773.
2. James GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 4 October 1775.

John GILES, possibly baptised at Stoke Damerel, Devon, 25 October 1747, son of Elias and Ann GILES; probably buried at Walkhampton, Devon, 6 June 1807, aged 59; married by Banns (5, 12, 19 June) at Walkhampton, 14 July 1774, Sue GILES (witnessed by Michael KNIGHT and Elias GILES); she was probably buried, as Susannah, at Walkhampton, 4 May 1816, aged 67; they had issue:
1. Susannah GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 5 August 1775.
2. Ann GILES, baptised at Meavy, Devon, 2 November 1777; aged 60+, with her brother, 1841 Census; aged 73, ditto, 1851, unmarried.
3. Elias GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 15 December 1779.
4. John GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 28 April 1782; possibly at Higher Peekhill, Walkhampton parish, 1851, aged 68, Carpenter, with wife Barbara (67) and Apprentice William CREBER (20, born Devonport); they had issue:
     a. John GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 9 April 1809.
     b. Alice GILE, baptised at Walkhampton, 30 September 1810.
     c. Ann GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 11 October 1812.
     d. Susannah GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 15 January 1815.
     e. George GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 29 December 1816.
     f. Barbara GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 21 March 1819.
     g. Margaret GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 18 March 1821.
     h. Abraham GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 2 March 1823.
     j. Joseph GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 25 February 1825.
     k. Elias GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 8 April 1827.
     m. Isaac GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 9 May 1829.
5. George GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, Devon, 12 December 1784; of Jump, Bickleigh Parish; Conveyancer and Land Agent; for 50 years a Steward to the LOPES family estates at Maristowe, and at Buckland Abbey; a Clerk to the Commissioners of Taxation, 1837; buried at Bickleigh, 22 March 1859, aged 74 years, and unmarried; a memorial tablet was erected to his memory on the south wall of the church by Sir Massey LOPES, Bart, M.P.
6. Abraham GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 10 April 1787; probably of Jump, when buried at Walkhampton 21 July 1829, aged 42.
7. Jane GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, as Jenny, 1 March 1789; aged 50+, with her brother, 1841; aged 62, ditto, 1851.

Susanna GILES; she was married at Walkhampton, by Banns (18, 25 April and 2 May), on 5 May 1779, William WORTH (witnessed by Richard Thos S... and John GRAY).

Margaret GILES; she was married at Walkhampton, by Banns (9, 16, 23 May), on 30 May 1779, to John CREBER (witnessed by John Huggins CREBER and Edward PEARSE).

Jenny GILES; she was married at Walkhampton, by Banns (16, 23, 30 April), on 19 May 1780, to Richard Northmore FUKE (witnessed by John Atwil GILES and Edward DEAN...).

[X] Abraham GILES, born 1746; of Peekhill, Senior, 1795; bequeathed the freehold messuage called Willton in Walkhampton, and the freehold messuage known as Crebear in the Parish of Tavistock,  in the will of his uncle Roger ATWILL, dated 20 August 1796; buried at Walkhampton, 26 October 1824, aged 77, late of Willtown; he may have married firstly, Mary WRIGHT?; he was married at Walkhampton, by Banns (7, 14, 28 April), on 6 May 1782, to Joan CREBER (witnessed by Henry CREBER and John CREBER); she died in 1820?; issue:
1. Margaret GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 25 November 1783; probably buried there, 27 November 1783.
2. Roger Atwill GILES, baptised at Wakhampton, 13 September 1784; buried there 16 September 1784, "... infant."
3. Elizabeth GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 24 November 1786; probably buried there 26 November 1786, "... infant."
4. Joan GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 26 May 1788.
5. Abraham GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 7 January 1791; died young.
6. Margaret GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 15 May 1792.
7. Abraham GILES, baptised privately, 14 April 1795, and received into Walkhampton parish church on 11 May (god-fathers Joseph STUTTAFORD and John PEARSE; god-mothers Margaret CREBER and Ann KING); at Willtown, 1841 Census, aged 45+, Farmer, with probably wife Peggy and six children; at Willtown, 1861 Census, aged 65, Widower, Farmer of 40 acres, with a family of HAMLYN visiting (Margaret HAMLYN, aged 30, may have been his relation?); married at Walkhampton, 9 July 1821, Peggy Hannaford SNELL; they had issue:
     a. William Snell GILES, born at Willtown, and baptised at Walkhampton, 19 July 1822; aged 19, with parents, 1841.
     b. John GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 28 June 1824; aged 15, with parents, 1841.
     c. Abraham GILES, born at Willtown and baptised at Walkhampton, 19 December 1826; aged 15, with parents, 1841.
     d. Margaret GILES, born at Wiltown and baptised at Walkhampton, 16 July 1829; aged 10, with her parents, 1841.
     e. Jane GILES, born about 1834; aged 6, with her parents, 1841.
     f. James GILES, born Walkhampton about 1836; aged 4, with parents, 1841; aged 24, Farm Labourer, at Willtown (the next family to Abraham GILES and his visitors), 1861, with his wife Elizabeth and son George (8 months).
8. John GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 11 January 1798 (god-fathers Eward PEARSE and John COWLING; god-mothers Sarah and Margaret CREBER).

Elizabeth GILES, born at Walkhampton about 1781-84; aged 55+, residing in Walkhampton Village, 1841, with John GILES, and her two sons; she was married at Walkhampton, by Banns, 6 March 1808, William BENNEY, Miner (a sojourner in the parish, from St Maurs, Cornwall); he was probably buried at Walkhampton, 1 June 1829, aged 49; they had issue:
     a. Elizabeth BINNEY, baptised at Walkhampton, 17 February 1811.
     b. William BINNEY, privately baptised at Walkhampton, 20 July 1811, and received into the parish church on 15 September 1811; aged 30+, Tin Miner, with his mother, 1841, living with John GILES.
     c. Richard BINNEY, baptised at Walkhampton, 27 August 1813.
     d. Ann BINNEY, baptised at Walkhampton, February 1816; married at Stoke Damerel, 25 February 1837, Matthias SPRY; he was at Walkhampton Village, 1841, aged 25+, Agricultural Labourer, living with John GILES, along with his daughter; they had issue:
          i. Margaret Benney SPRY, baptised at Walkhampton, 25 December 1837; aged 3, with her father, 1841 Census, residing with John GILES in the Village of Walkhampton.
     e. John BENNEY, baptised at Walkhampton, 2 May 1819; aged 20+, Tin Miner, 1841, with his mother, living with John GILES.

Elias GILES; he was married at Walkhampton, by Banns (7, 14, 21 March), on 17 April 1784, to Joan ATWILL (witnessed by Peter HOLMES and Richard ...); they had issue:
1. Margaret GILES, baprised at Walkhampton, 13 July 1788.
2. John Atwill GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 9 April 1793; buried at Walkhampton, 23 September 1799, aged 6 years.
3. Elias GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 8 March 1796.

Indenture of Apprenticeship, 15 April 1789 - Abraham GILES, of Walkhampton (Churchwarden there), and James Baxter KING and Joseph EDMONDS, Oversees of the Poor of the said parish, placed Margaretta GILES, a poor child of the said parish, Apprentice in Housewifery to John PEEK, Yeoman, of Barstown.

John GILES; Husbandman of (and sojourner in) Walkhampton, when Banns were published at Walkhampton, on 18 and 25 September and 2 October 1791, for marriage to Elizabeth WILLIAMS of Sheepstor - they were married at Sheepstor, 18 October 1791 (witnessed by Betty NORTHMORE and Peter REED). Possibly the next.

John GILES; born about 1767; at Walkhampton Village, 1851 Census, aged 83, Widower, Annuitant, with Widowed daughter, two grandchildren, and one great-grandson; he was married with issue:
1. Mary GILES, born about 1793; aged 57, Widow, pauper, with her father, 1851; probably buried at Walkhamton, 30 March 1852, aged 57, of the Village; she was married at Walkhampton, 16 December 1816, to Thomas GREGORY, a Miner; they had issue:
     a. Sophia GREGORY, baptised at Walkhampton, 24 January 1819.
     b. John GREGORY, baptised at Walkhampton, 21 April 1822; poss father of:
          i. Frederick GREGORY, born at Meavy, about 1845; aged 5, with his great-grandfather, 1851.
     c. Mary GREGOR, baptised at Walkhampton, 26 October 1823.
     d. James GREGORY, baptised at Walkhampton, 31 May 1826; probably died young.
     e. Mahala GREGORY, baptised at Walkhampton, 26 November 1826 (a bit too close to James, who may have been baptised late, or in error for 1825).
     f. Hannah GREGORY, baptised at Walkhampton, 24 February 1828.
     g. Ambrose GREGORY, baptised at Walkhampton, 11 April 1830.
     h. Jane GREGORY, baptised at Walkhampton, 30 September 1832; aged 19, Pauper, with her grandfather, 1851.
     j. Hampson GREGORY, baptised at Walkhampton, 23 Nov 1834.
     k. James GREGORY, born Sheepstor, about 1838; aged 12, with her grandfather, 1851.

Robert GILES; he was married at Walkhampton, by Banns (1, 8, 15 February), on 13 April 1795, to Elizabeth CREBER (witnessed by William CREBER and Richard CREBER); they had issue:
1. Mary King GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 26 April 1796 (god-fathers Abraham GILES Junior and Richard CREBER; god-mothers Martha GILES and Mararet CREBER)
2. Elizabeth GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 26 March 1800.
3. James Creber GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 8 November 1805; at Compton, Marlden Parish, Devon, 1851 census, with wife Ann (48, born Marlden), their eight children, and his father Robert (80, widower, Annuitant, born Wakhampton).

Joan GILES; she was married at Walkhampton, by Banns (21, 28 February, 6 March), on 7 April 1796, to William LIGHT (witnessed by William GILES and William LIGHT Senior).

William GILES; Husbandman, of the parish, when married at Walkhampton, 26 July 1796, Jenny CRISPEN of Sheepstor, Spinster (witnessed by William GILES Senior and Joseph CRISPEN; they had issue:
1. William GILES, baptised at Walkampton, 5 December 1796 (god-fathers Abraham GILES and William CRISPEN; god-mothers Ann NICHOLLS and Mary GILES).
2. Margaret GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 29 April 1798 (god-fathers William GILES and Joseph CRISPIN of Corkwood; god-mothers Jane GILES and Mary CRISPIN).
3. Joseph GIES, baptised at Walkhampton, 1 June 1800.
4. Jenny GILES, baptised at Walkhamton, 28 April 1805.

Joan GILES; of Walkhampton, Widow, when she was married secondly, at Walkhampton by Banns (17, 24, 31 August), to John NORTHMORE of Sheepstor, Farmer, on 25 September 1800 (witnessed by Abraham GILES and James CREBER).

Abraham GILES; he was married at Walkhampton, by Banns (18, 25 March, 1 April), on 12 April 1804, to Ann WILLIAMS (witnessed by William GILES and William GILES Junior); they had issue:
1. John Creber GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 26 February 1805; at Jump, Tamerton Foliott, 1851Census, aged 46, Devonport Lake labourer, with wife Betsey (aged 43, born Buckland Monachorum).
2. Abraham GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 20 March 1808.
3. Robert GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 16 December 1810.
Richard William GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 16 June 1816.
4. Joseph GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 28 September 1821; a Joseph GILES was buried at Walkhampton, 23 September 1821, aged 3 weeks?
5. Mary GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 30 September 1821; possibly buried at Walkhampton, 9 June 1822, aged 8 months?
6. Jane GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 6 June 1824.

Margaret GILES; she was married at Walkhampton, by Banns (20, 27 August, 4 September), in 4 October 1809, to Richard ANDREW (witnessed by George SHILLIBEER and John N. "X" NORTHMORE).

Joan GILES; Spinster, when she was married at Walkhampton by Banns (7, 14, 21 January), on 7 February 1810, to William CREBER, Yeoman, (witnessed by Abraham GILES and Richard CREBER).

John GILES, born at Walkhampton, about 1800; at Somery Street, Walkhampton, 1851 Census, aged 50, Agricultural Labourer, with wife Nancy (aged 46, born Walkhampton) and four children; he was buried at Walkhampton, 23 May 1871, aged 70, of Lowery; he married at Walkhampton, 26 December 1822, Nancy LORY (or LOWRY); they had issue:
1. John GILES, born at White Work and baptised at Walkhampton, 1 June 1823.
2. William GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 27 February 1825.
3. Samuel GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 1 April 1827.
4. Elizabeth GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 10 May 1829.
5. Emlin GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 23 June 1833.
6. Selina GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 6 March 1836; aged 15, with her parents, 1851.
7. George GILES, born Walkhampton, about 1836; aged 14, with his parents, 1851; buried at Walkhampton, 22 March 1857, aged 19, of Lowery Street.
8. Richard Shaw GILES, born at Lowery and baptised at Walkhampton, 31 July 1842; buried at Walkhampton, 18 August 1842, aged 9 weeks, of Lowry Street.
9. Nancy Lowry GILES, baptised at Walkhampton, 26 May 1844; aged 6, with her parents, 1851.
10. Harriet GILES, born at Lowery, and baptised at Walkhampton, 21 February 1847; buried at Walkhampton, 8 June 1848, aged 1 year 8 months, of Lowry Street.
11. Ann GILES, born Walkhampton, about 1849; aged 1, with her parents, 1851.

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