Charles MALLET

Male 1792 - Bef 1838  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name Charles MALLET  [1
    Christened 04 Sep 1792  Talland, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 24 Feb 1814  [2
    Blacksmith. 
    Occupation 1838  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Blacksmith. His wife Elizabeth was described as a "Blacksmith Widow" in the 1861 census. 
    Reference 5882 
    Died Bef 13 May 1838  Gloucester Street, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Age 45. The death was registered in the June quarter of 1838.
    Buried 13 May 1838  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I5882  Southwest
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 

    Father Charles MALLET,   c. 05 Mar 1758, Talland, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth LYNE,   b. Est 1758 
    Married 14 Oct 1787  St Martin by Looe, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth TAPP,   b. 02 Feb 1790, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Dec 1864, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1814  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Charles was described as a Blacksmith, Elizabeth a Spinster. She signed her name, but he "made his mark". Both were "of this parish". Isaac Tapp and Elizabeth Thorne were witnesses.
    Notes 
    • The family was outside of the UK at least from 1822 to 1831, because all of the children, born during this time period, were born in Canada. According to the 1841 census, all of the children were born in "Foreign Parts", the first one being born in 1822, 8 years after Charles and Elizabeth were married. Subsequent censuses are more specific, right down to "Kingston, Upper Canada" (Ontario). No record of any children being born in the first 8 years of their marriage has been found.

      The oldest son William is the only one of the 4 children confirmed to have been born in Kingston. His baptism was recorded in the Register of the Parish St George, Kingston. The father Charles may have been in Kingston before his wife Elizabeth was able to follow him there, and that may account for the lack of children in the first 8 years of their marriage. He was a Blacksmith working in the Royal Navy Dockyards of Devonport, and may have been posted to Kingston to work in the Navy Dockyards there during and after the war of 1812. Kingston had only come into existence a few years before the war, after an influx of Loyalists from the United States at the end of the war of American Independence in 1783. As tensions began to mount between the British and Americans prior to 1812, the British began to develop a Naval Base in Kingston to counter a base on the American side of Lake Ontario at Sackets Harbor. But because the population of Kingston was so small, it was difficult to find the necessary skilled workmen (such as Blacksmiths) to operate the dockyard, so they had to be imported. This is undoubedly how Charles, and eventually Elizabeth, came to be in Kingston. After the war, as tensions between the US and the British began to ease, the need for the naval base diminished, and it was closed completely in 1834. That may be when the family returend to England, 3 years after the birth of their last child. We know they were back in England at least by 1838, when Charles died.

      Charles may also have had a role in the construction of the Rideau Canal which connects Kingston to Ottawa. Work was begun in 1826 and completed in 1832. If so, he may have contracted a disease or some sort of injury that hastened his death at age 45. Many canal workers died of Malaria and other causes. [3, 6, 7, 8]
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth MALLETT,   b. Abt 1822, Kingston, Upper Canada, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. William MALLETT,   b. 20 Dec 1822, Kingston, Upper Canada, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Dec 1890, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +3. Sarah Jane MALLETT,   b. Abt 1825, Kingston, Upper Canada, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Charles William MALLETT,   b. Abt 1831, Kingston, Upper Canada, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1892, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 04 Sep 1792 - Talland, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Feb 1814 - Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith. His wife Elizabeth was described as a "Blacksmith Widow" in the 1861 census. - 1838 - Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 13 May 1838 - Gloucester Street, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 May 1838 - Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1182] Talland, Cornwall, England, (Jan. 1, 2003), C, M053261; P020991.

    2. [S3277] Devon Marriages, Compiler: Devon Family History Society, (Plymouth & West Devon Record Office, Oct 23, 2017, Original Date, Feb 24, 1814).

    3. [S1234] 1861 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), Dec 17, 2013), M0603S85.

    4. [S3281] Civil Registration Index, (Office of National Statistics (ONS), General Register Office (GRO), UK, Oct 24, 2017, Registration Date, Jun 1838).

    5. [S1231] BMD Transcripts, Devon, England, (Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, Dec 11, 2013, Registration Date, May 13, 1838).

    6. [S3282] Kingston, Brian S Osborne and Donald Swainson, (Butternut Press Inc., PO Box 166, Westport, Ontario, Canada, K0G1X0, 1988).

    7. [S1232] 1841 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), Dec 11, 2013), M0603S83.

    8. [S1233] 1851 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), Dec 17, 2013), M0603S84.