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Robert Pym (-1787) and Hannah Snook
Hannah Pym (1740c-1818) and Robert Dommett (1740-)
William Dommett (1766-) and Mary Trood
Mary Dommett (1789-1870) and William Barton I (1784-1842)
Farmer and Butcher of Churchstanton, Woodford, Easton-in-Gordano
John Barton III (1818-1878) and Sarah Perrott (1820c-1909)
William Barton II (1854-1936) and Ellen Pick (1857-1930)
Edward Percy Barton (1891-1977) and Florence Noad (1891-1969)
Father of Hannah Dommett
Also Father of William Pym, James Pym and Rachel Mockeridge
Robert Pym was born in about 1701 at Pitminster. He married Hannah Snook at Churchstanton on 10th April 1731. They had four children. He died in about 1787 at Upottery, Devon.
Their children were Great VI Aunts and Uncles:
WILLIAM PYM, Great VI Uncle of Richard Barton
William Pym was born in about 1733 at Pitminster.
His child was a cousin of William Dommett, Great IV Grandfather
JAMES PYM, Great VI Uncle of Richard Barton
James Pym was born in about 1734 at Pitminster. He may have married Betty Vincent on 29th May 1765 at Yarcombe and possibly had ten children. He may have died at Upottery in March 1816 aged eighty-two-years.
The will of Betty Pym of Upottery in the County of Devon, Yeoman, being of sound mind memory and understanding:
I give unto Robert Pym my son the sum of five pounds
I give unto Robert Pym, my grandson, son of the above the sum of five pounds
I give unto James Pym, my grandson, son of the above Robert Pym my son, the sum of five pounds together with items – arm chair (?)
I give unto John Pym, my grandson, son of the above Robert Pym my son the sum of five pounds with items – bed and chair (?)
I give to the four eldest children of John and Alice Farmer ten pounds in equal share and twenty pounds to four youngest children in equal share
I give unto James Pym my son one large brass cheese pan
I give unto Hannah Pym, wife of James Pym my son, other items
I give to William Pym, my son, Hannah Burrough my daughter, Betty Farmer my daughter, Martha Coles my daughter
Signed with mark of Hannah Pym 22nd November 1823
Proved at London 5th July 1823. Hannah Burrough widow (?), Betty Farmer wife of Christopher Farmer and Martha Coles, wife of Henry Coles.
Their children were cousins of William Dommett, Great IV Grandfather
Robert was born in about 1766 at Upottery and died in 1853 at Chard. He married Eleanor Farmer at Cotleigh, Devon, on 26th May 1795. His wife Eleanor was born in Offwell, Devon in 1772 and was buried at Weston, Devon in 1880 aged 108. He was mentioned in his mother’s will of 1822 and three of his children were beneficiaries.
Their children were second cousins of Mary Barton, Great III Grandmother
James Pym lived from 1795 until 1853. He married Amy Dimond (1803-1901)
Robert Pym lived from 1797 until 1858
John Pym lived from 1797
Joseph Pym lived and died in 1800
Joint Executrix of her mother’s will in 1823
James lived from 1769 to 1837. He married Hannah who was a beneficiary in her mother-in-law’s will of 1822.
William lived from 1773 to 1850. He was mentioned in his mother’s will of 1822.
ALICE AKEY FARMER
Alice lived from 1774. Her mother’s will of 1822 refers to the eight children of John and Alice Farmer
Elizabeth lived from 1776 until 1836. Betty Farmer, wife of Christopher Farmer, was joint executrix of her mother’s will in 1823.
Joseph lived from 1779
Martha Coles, wife of Henry Coles, was joint executrix of her mother’s will in 1823.
From Denis Coles of New Zealand:
Henry Coles & Martha Pym had 2 sons: William in 1813 and Thomas in 1814?
William married Elizabeth Loosemore and they had 4 children:
Francis Harriet in 1842, Gauis in 1844, Hannah in 1848 and Henry in 1854
Henry came to New Zealand in 1874 and married Martha Hayden in N Z
Henry had 3 children Elizabeth in 1883, Ada in 1888 and William Henry in 1886
William married Dorothy Gayton & had 3 children Henry Albert Coles in 1911 (my dad) – Iris in 1915 Ken in 1917
We have always lived in the Palmerston North area.
RACHEL MOCKERIDGE, Great VI Aunt of Richard Barton
Rachel was born at Pitminster in about 1737. She may have married Anthony Mockeridge at Yarcombe.
Daughter of Robert Pym and Hannah (nee Snook)
Wife of Robert Dommett
Mother of William Dommett
Also Mother of Betty and Robert
Hannah was born in about 1740 the daughter of Robert Pym and his wife Hannah Snook of Pitminster who were married on 10th April 1731 at Churchstanton.
Her husband Robert Dommett was baptised on 11th May 1740. He married Hannah Pym on 5th May 1762 at Churchstanton.
Robert may have been Churchwarden of Churchstanton in 1761 and in 1769-70.
Robert was possibly buried on 31st March 1775 or 28th October 1779.
Hannah, his widow, was buried from Buckland St Mary at Churchstanton on 28th April 1818 aged seventy-seven-years.
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