John Tucker, 1806-1885, and his wife, Maria Incledon, 1819-1880
Church of St. John's the Baptist (Church of England) at Newport, Devonshire, where John and Maria were married in 1848
John Tucker was baptized on 26 January 1806 at Fremington, Devon, England, so was born a few weeks before then (baptism date for John [and his siblings] was obtained by Joan Burns, a descendant of John's younger brother, Michael). John was the fifth of ten children born to James and Elizabeth (Lake) Tucker. Most of John's siblings were born in Fremington, a small village about three miles west of Barnstaple. About 1832 John married Mary Shambrook. She was previously married to ______ Hill, and they had at least one child, Mary Hill, who was living with John and Mary during the 1841 census (the birth record of John's daughter, Fanny, lists her mother as "Mary Tucker, late Hill, formerly Shambrook"). The 1841 census of Atherington (also near the city of Barnstaple) lists John and Mary, their first five children, and Mary Hill:
John was listed an agricultural laborer during this 1841 census and he was a carpenter on the 1839 birth record of his daughter, Fanny. John and Mary had at least 6 children: Rebecca (1833-about 1905), Martha (1835-after 1851), Elizabeth (1837-1922), Fanny (1839-after 1851), John (1841-after 1863), and Jane (about 1843-unknown). Sometime during the mid 1840's Mary died (perhaps shortly after the birth of her daughter, Jane).
On June 18, 1848 John married Maria Incledon in a church at Newport (Newport is a parish in the ecclesiastical district of Bishops Tawton, and is a municipal borough of Barnstaple):
Maria was baptized on 27 June 1819 in the parish of Heanton Punchardon, Devonshire (see "Baptisms/Christenings 1813-1830 Heanton" sent by Barrie Incledon). The 1851 census, below, lists Maria's birth place as Heanton, and her marriage record lists her father as Richard Incledon). Maria was third of five children born to Richard and Sarah (Blackmore) Incledon.
John and Maria had five children: Henry, 1849-1935; Michael, 1851-1902; William, 1853-1931; Anna, 1855-1938; and James, 1857-1938. Note that three of the children (Henry, Michael, and Anna) married three children of Henry and Mary Ann (Grose) Maynard. Their first child, Henry, was born in Newport (Bishops Tawton) near Barnstaple, and that is where the family was listed during the 1851 census (note that John was a journeyman carpenter):
In 1854 John and family immigrated to Reach Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada, which is where their fourth child, Anna, was born in 1855. They are listed in the 1861 census of Reach Twp.:
and they are in the 1871 census of Whitby West, Ontario Co.:
Maria died on 30 June 1880 in Whitby and the informant was listed as Thomas Maynard, her son-in-law. The 1881 census of Whitby West lists John with two of his children (James and William):
John apparently died near Whitby sometime during the 1880's (he is not in the 1891 census). It is not known where John or Maria were buried. They may have been buried in unmarked graves somewhere near Whitby.
(Note that there are several online family trees which INCORRECTLY report a death date of 10 Aug 1884 for John. This death date is for the John Tucker who lived and died in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario. He was living there with his wife, Elizabeth, in 1881 at the same time our John was living in Whitby.)
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