Privately baptised and brought to the church on the 20th Feb 1844 (baptismal register).
In 1871 and 1881, John and his family were staying with his father Robert.
In 1891, John Dure (47) of Sherford, agricultural labourer, and wife Mary (40) of Kingsbridge, were living in Sherford Devon. Present were children (born in Sherford): William (12), scholar, Egness (10), scholar, Frederick (7), scholar, Bertha (4), scholar
In 1901, John Dure (56) of Sherford, farm labourer, and wife Mary Lezabeth Hannah (49) of Kingsbridge, were living in Duncombe, Sherford. Present were son Frederick Georg (17) of Sherford, farm labourer, daughter Bertha Ellen (14) of Sherford, and granddaughters Edath Emily Dure (8) & Florance May Dure (3), both born in Kingsbridge.
In 1911, John Dure (65) of Sherford, farm labourer, and wife Mary Elizabeth Hannah (58) of Charleton, mother of 7 children (1 deceased), were living in 16B Ebrington Street Dodbrooke. Present were daughter Bertha Ellen Jarvis (24), married, [grand]daughter Florence May Dure (13) of Kingsbridge, granddaughter Dorothy Mary Jarvis (2) of Sherford, grandson William John Jarvis (1) of Dodbrooke.