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  • Mary Ann BUCKPIT
  • Sarah Jane BUCKPIT
  • John George BUCKPIT


  • Born: 1792, Slapton, Devon, England
  • Christened: 1 Jul 1792, Slapton, Devon, England 1
  • Married: 7 Nov 1820, Slapton, Devon, England 2
  • Buried: 18 Nov 1877, Townstal St. Clement, Dartmouth, Devon, England 3

  Research Notes:

In 1810, George Buckpitt was a witness at the marriage of his brother John to Elizabeth Luckraft.

In 1841, Geo. Buckpitt (41)[sic] and wife Mary (40)[sic] were living on Mount Boone Farm, Townstal Dartmouth. Present were children: Mary Ann (15), Sarah Jane (8), John Geo. (5)

"A STRONG PLEA FOR THE BALLOT.—The bart. of Mount Boone has lately shown himself in true colours again by rejecting from their holdings under him several tenants who, at the last election, displeased him by recording their votes against his protègè at the lest contest. The following are some of the parties who have been evicted during the last few days:—Messrs. George Buckpitt, of Mount Boone Farm, (this tenant had occupied the farm for the last thirty-five years), William Manning, George Bate, William Adams, and John Macey. Other names could be added were it necessary, for it is a notorious fact that for the last ten years every tenant who has been independent enough to vote in opposition to this petty tyrant has had to pay the price of his temerity, by receiving notice to quit his holding whatever it might be. This is a crying evil and calls for an immediate remedy, and the only remedies applicable to this state of things are those of the Ballot and the making of bribery punishable."

Western Times, March 31, 1860

In 1871, George Buckpitt (78) of Slapton, dairy man, and wife Mary (74) of Stokenham, were living in Smith Street, Dartmouth St. Saviours. Present were children Sarah J. Couch (38) of Dartmouth, widow, assistant, Andrew G. Buckpitt (11?) of Frogmore, scholar


George Buckpitt of S: Petrox died aged 85 years (burial record).

  Marriage Information:

George married Mary POPE, daughter of Jonas POPE and Sarah, on 7 Nov 1820 in Slapton, Devon, England. (Mary POPE was christened on 1 May 1796 in Stokenham, Devon, England 4 and was buried on 24 Nov 1872 in Townstal St. Clement, Dartmouth, Devon, England 5, aged 76 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

George BUCKPITT of this Parish, Bachelor, and Mary POPE of this Parish, Spinster, were married by Banns, they being both of age, Hen. Bradridge, Minister

Witnesses: Joseph TUCKER, Mary BUCKPITT


1 Slapton Parish Registers.

2 Slapton Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 16, no. 47.

3 Townstal St. Clement, Dartmouth Parish Registers, Burials, p. 7, no. 52.

4 Stokenham Parish Registers.

5 Townstal St. Clement, Dartmouth Parish Registers, Burials, p. 183, no. 1458.

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