Samuel MALLETT

Male 1816 - 1881  (64 years)


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  • Name Samuel MALLETT  [1, 2
    Born 21 Dec 1816  St Thomas, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Christened 06 Jan 1817  Castle Street Chapel, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Christening 06 Apr 1817  St Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Shipwright  [4
    Reference 352 
    Reference 9701 
    Residence 1838  Pilton Priory, Pilton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1841  Union Street, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1851  High Street, Topsham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1861  Passage Lane, Topsham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1871  Higher Shaptor Street, Topsham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1881  19 Chapel View, Portsea, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 27 Nov 1881  Wingfield Street, Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Buried 27 Nov 1881  Kingston Cemetery, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Samuel was born in St. Thomas or Exwick near Exeter on 21 December 1816 and was baptised twice in the following year, firstly at Castle Street Chapel in Exeter on 6 January 1817 and then at St Thomas parish church on 6 April 1817. This was because Samuel's parents were members of an Independent (Congregational) church, thus one of the Non-Conformist denominations. At that time, baptisms still had to be performed by the Established Church otherwise known as the Church of England, so Samuel was baptised a second time at his local parish church to meet the official requirements. Partly because of the rise of Non-Conformist denominations such as the Methodists and Baptists, the current system of Civil Registration was introduced in 1837. Samuel was the only child in his family known to have been baptised in this way, but his sister Betty and her husband later became members of the Methodist church.

      Samuel later moved to Barnstaple, probably shortly after his father's death in 1827. It is not known why he went to North Devon, so far away from home, but his sister Mary was living in Barnstaple at that time with her husband and her first child was born there. He appeared to have begun his apprenticeship as a shipwright in Barnstaple even though the main focus of the shipbuilding industry was at nearby Bideford. It is not known which yard or employer he worked for. It is possible that his sister and her husband helped him to find a job there.

      Interestingly, when Samuel was living in Barnstaple several members of another branch of the Mallett family (descendants of Henry Mallett of Shebbear) owned shops in the town, it is quite probable that they came into contact but may not have been aware of their common ancestry (about a century and a half before).

      The Hampshire Telegraph reported Samuel's date of death as 10 December 1881 in Wingfield Street, but the official record at Portsmouth Record Office gives the date as the 27th November 1881.

      [Copyright 2010 - Richard Mallett. Not to be reproduced without the author's permission]
    Person ID I9701  Southwest
    Last Modified 9 May 2016 

    Father William MALLETT,   b. 22 May 1775, Spreyton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Sep 1827, St Thomas, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Sarah LEE,   b. 27 Mar 1780, Silverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1861, James Street, Holy Trinity, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1797  Whitestone, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth RODD,   b. 14 Jun 1815, Pilton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1878, Topsham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1838  Pilton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. William James MALLETT,   b. 29 Mar 1839, Pilton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1839, Pilton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Samuel MALLETT,   b. 20 Sep 1840, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1883, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +3. William James MALLETT,   b. 13 Jun 1842, Topsham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1902, Topsham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Henrietta MALLETT,   b. Bef 30 Jul 1843, Topsham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1850, Topsham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 7 years)
     5. Julia Malvina MALLETT,   b. Bef 20 Jun 1847, Topsham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1847, Topsham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 0 years)
    +6. Alfred John MALLETT,   b. 01 Aug 1852, Topsham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1915, 12 St Marys Road, Kingston, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +7. Frederick Lee MALLETT,   b. 03 Mar 1855, Topsham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1929, 119 Ernest Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F2632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Dec 1816 - St Thomas, Exeter, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 06 Jan 1817 - Castle Street Chapel, Exeter, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 06 Apr 1817 - St Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Mar 1838 - Pilton, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 1881 - Wingfield Street, Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2258] James Mallett of Spreyton, Compiler: Richard mallett, (Reading, UK, Jan 3, 2016), M23S202, M23R260.

    2. [S2068] Jennifer Kerr.

    3. [S2174] BMD Registers.co.uk, S & N Genealogy/ National Archives, (Name: Non-Conformist Registers;).

    4. [S2094] 1851 England & Wales Census.

    5. [S710] 1841 England Census & Wales Census.

    6. [S2061] Alison Powell.

    7. [S2103] 1861 England & Wales Census.

    8. [S2062] 1871 England & Wales Census.

    9. [S2107] Portsmouth PRO.

    10. [S2151] Hampshire Telegraph.

    11. [S2079] Marriage Certificate.