CROSSE & CROSS of AXMINSTER Devon England

genealogy, family history, Surnames: CROSS, GODDARD, BOYLAND, ROCKET, SIBLEY, 

IGI batch C0505251 has Axminster events from 1559 to 1812, apparently from the Robert Cornish transcription on LDS film # 916807.
IGI batch C063301 has  Chard Street Independant Chapel baptisms 1788-1837 apparently from LDS films # 590685 & 1482360.
The Devon Family History Society has a marriage index 1813-37. There are Wesleyan baptisms 1809-37 on LDS film # 590685

Three CROSSE men married in Axminster: Nicholas in 1779, Thomas in 1779, Matthew in 1785.
All were from Charmouth
which is 6 miles away in Dorset, which suggests that they are brothers or cousins.


Nicholas has over 100 descendants, in England, Wales, Canada, USA, India, Australia. & New Zealand.
Thomas had 4 children, but no known grandchildren
Mathew (my 3XG grandfather) married Susanna VIRGIN at Axminster in 1785. Four children baptised at Axminster: Sarah 1786, Elizabeth 1789-1862, Mary 1796-c.1842, 
    GG-GF
George 1798-1881, and 3 infants who lived a short time.  Matthew has 1000 descendants, most in New Zealand

    Elizabeth married George HOARE in 1815, 2 children at Axminster, 4 known descendants
    Mary married Isaac TURNER in 1819, 4 children at Chardstock, 30 known descendants SALTER, WILMOTT, GEDDES, TOPE
   
In the 1821 census of Axminster:

Nicholas 60+ & Joan (DEAN) 60+; son Job 20+ & Sarah 30+ and 6 children
Thomas  50+ & Sarah (HOLWILL) 60+
Matthew 50+ (widower) with son George 20+ & 2 daughters 20+

GG-GF George (born Farway but baptised Axminster) married Mary Ann GODDARD at Axminster in 1826, baptised five children at Membury, but was in Axminster for the 1841 census where a son was born, and George died there in 1881

In later census of Axminster there were these CROSS entries -

Forename

Related to me?

1821 census
ages

1841 census [ages] address

occupation

Wife's name

others present 1841

1851 census

Later censi

Mathew
c.1763-1842

3XG-GF

50+

[75] South St.

mason

Susanna (VIRGIN)
md. 1785,
died 1806

George [85] brother?

dtr. Mary [45]

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George 1798-1881GG-GF20+
[40,35] Castle Hillag. lab.Mary Ann (GODDARD)
md. 1826,
died 1891
Spouse & children: Lydia, George, Sarah, John, James, William[55] Broadway Cottage1861 [55] Silver St.
1871 [75]
1881 [84] Purzebrook









Nicholas c.1754-1821
4XG Uncle ?
60+






Thomas c.1754->1838
4XG Uncle ?
50+,60+






Robert 1779-1856

3XG Uncle?

s/o Nicholas

?

[55,45]
South St.

mason

Elizabeth

Elizabeth only

[66] South Street

1861 Elizabeth only at Union House

Job 1789-1842

3XG Uncle ?

s/o Nicholas

20+,30+

[50,50] Lyme St.

draper, grocer

Sarah (GOLLOP)  md. 1811,
died 1861

Spouse & children: Charles, Jane, George, Ann, Sarah, Robert

Sarah only @ Lyme St.1881 dtr. Jane @ Market Place, son Wm. @ South St.
William 1786-18443xG Uncle?
s/o Thomas
?
[53] Great Trill Farmmanservant--------
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Matthew has over 400 identified descendants.

GGF John CROSS lived in Axminter 1841-51 but moved to Combeinteignhead to marry Sarah SETTER in 1855

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