John MALLETT

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  • Name John MALLETT 
    Born 25 Dec 1787  Frithelstock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1851  Marine Villa, Instow, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • John was a "Retired Watch Maker". Henrietta and Susan have no occupations listed, and are both unmarried.
    Reference 633 
    Notes 
    • I have included only the names found in Walter Mallett's letters as children, without birthdates, and made Susanna Upjohn his only wife, although the wording in the blurb below seems to indicate that he was a widower when he married Susanna.


      Excerpt form a book about clock and watchmakers, p 260:

      MALLETT, JOHN: Barnstaple. Watch and Clockmaker and silversmith, 4 High St.; business established in 1811. Described as widower, of Barnstaple, when he married Susanna Mary Upjohn at Ealing, Middlesex, 1818; she was the sister of William John Upjohn, watch manufacturer, of 11 St. John's Square, Clerkenwell. Mallett supplied a new clock (replaced 1913) for Barnstaple parish church in 1820. In the same year his apprentice Joseph Webb ran away (EFP, 27 July 1820). His wife died, aged 46 on 1 July 1835 (EFP); and he retired with his two daughters to Marine Cottage Instow. Mahogany 8-day longcase timepiece with circular white-painted dial; other longcase clocks reported, also watches (see Chapter 5).

      MALLETT, JOHN (ii) Barnstaple. Son of the above; in 1848 returned from London after working in the watch trade, married, and succeeded his father in the business, establishing himself also as a watch manufacturer. William Horton Ellis was apprenticed to him in 1848, premium £150. Some time after 1856 the business at 4 High Street was succeeded by that of Short & Bailey. The Mallett family later became prominent as antique dealers, first at Bath and then in London.

      In the 1851 census John is described as a "Retired Watch Maker", and is living with Henrietta and Susan at "Marine Villa", Instow, Barnstaple.
    Person ID I633  Southwest
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2016 

    Father Humphrey MALLETT,   b. 18 Mar 1756, Sheepwash, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1838, Langtree, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Catherine BALSON,   b. 1758, Frithelstock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1846, Langtree, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 31 May 1784  Frithelstock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susanna Mary UPJOHN,   b. 1789,   d. 01 Jul 1835, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 04 Jun 1818  Ealing, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henrietta Upjohn MALLETT,   b. Abt 1823, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1914, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)
    +2. John MALLETT,   b. Abt 1826, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1908  (Age ~ 82 years)
     3. Susan Elizabeth MALLETT,   b. Abt 1829, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1897, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1787 - Frithelstock, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Jun 1818 - Ealing, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - Marine Villa, Instow, Barnstaple, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Barnstaple Parish Church
    Barnstaple Parish Church
    A very early photograph of the parish church in Barnstaple, Devon, England from a souvenir booklet that belonged to Mary Thorne Mallett Henriod (now in the possession of Cheri Theurer).

    The original clock on the church was made by John Mallett.

    Courtesy Cheri Theurer and Karl Whittington.

  • Sources 
    1. [S150] 1851 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)).