William MALLETT

Male 1729 - 1816  (86 years)


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  • Name William MALLETT  [1, 2
    Born 19 May 1729  South Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • William was recorded as the son of James Mallard - but the dates make sense for him to be the son of the second James MALLETT. The original South Tawton records do not show any other Mallards except for Mary born 1724, James that married Anne Bickle in 1727 and Rebekah who married John Yelland in 1728/9.

      All the entries were written in the same handwriting; the only other similar surnames at this time were 'Miller' and 'Waller' but the christian names do not suggest any match. It is reasonable to conclude therefore, that the incumbent vicar or clerk misheard the name 'MALLETT' thus recording it as 'Mallard' instead. As the family were highly likely to have been illiterate at the time, they would not have been able to challenge the written record.

      [Copyright 2010 - Richard Mallett. Not to be reproduced without the author's permission]
    Gender Male 
    Reference 55 
    Reference 9742 
    Died 22 Feb 1816  South Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9742  Southwest
    Last Modified 9 May 2016 

    Father James MALLETT,   b. 16 Oct 1705, Spreyton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anne BICKLE,   b. Abt 1705, South Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1736, South Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1727  South Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary WONNACOT,   b. 24 Nov 1727, South Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1816, South Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1754  South Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. William MALLETT,   b. 08 Jun 1755, South Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1823, South Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Elizabeth MALLETT,   b. 19 Feb 1758, South Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F2663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2258] James Mallett of Spreyton, Compiler: Richard mallett, (Reading, UK, Jan 3, 2016), M23S202, M23R260.

    2. [S2064] Pat & George Moore.

    3. [S2075] Devon FHS - transcripts.