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Family of William HECTOR and Jane CANN

Husband: William HECTOR (1820-1882)
Wife: Jane CANN (1819-1892)
Children: John Cann HECTOR (1840-1896)
Jane HECTOR (1842-1925)
Mary Ann HECTOR (1845- )
Ellen HECTOR (1847- )
Sarah HECTOR (1849-1932)
William HECTOR (1852-1925)
Susan HECTOR (1856- )
Amelia HECTOR (1859-1946)
Georgina HECTOR (1861- )
Mary L. HECTOR (1861- )
Marriage Q2 1840 Crediton , Devon, England

Husband: William HECTOR

Name: William HECTOR1
Sex: Male
Father: William HECTOR (1790- )
Mother: Sarah WARREN (1793- )
Birth 1820 Crediton , Devon, England
Baptism 22 May 1822 (age 1-2) Crediton , Devon, England2
Occupation Thatcher & photographer.
Occupation 1878 (age 57-58) Photographer and Fancy Dealer; Crediton , Devon, England
40 High Street
He appeared in Whites Directory.
Death 20 Sep 1882 (age 63) Crediton , Devon, England
40 High Street

Wife: Jane CANN

Name: Jane CANN1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1819 Cadbury, Devon, England
Occupation Housekeeper
Death 1892 (age 72-73) Crediton , Devon, England

Child 1: John Cann HECTOR

Name: John Cann HECTOR1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Lucy Ann STRANGER (1844-1908)
Birth Q3 1840 Sandford, Devon, England
Occupation 1878 (age 37-38) Painter and Glazier; Crediton , Devon, England
Albert Place, High Street, Crediton
He appears in Whites 1878 Directory
Occupation 1885 (age 44-45) Painter and Decorator; Crediton , Devon, England
48 High Street, Crediton
John advertised in the Crediton Gazette as " House and Church Decorator, Plumber, Painter, Glazier, and Paper Hanger: Glass Embosser and Sign Writer. Cheapest House for Paer Hanging, at 48 High Street.
Emigration Jul 1887 (age 44) to New York, New York, USA
Sailed on the Germanic, from Liverpool . His occupation on the passenger list is given as farmer.
On 22 July 1887 John, Lucy and the 10 children arrive in New York on board the Germanic. Crediton Chat in the Flying Post of July 30 1887 announces the safe arrival of the family in New York.
Death 14 Sep 1896 (age 55-56)

Child 2: Jane HECTOR

Name: Jane HECTOR1
Sex: Female
Spouse: William Coverly MITCHELL (1834-1908)
Birth 25 Oct 1842 Crediton , Devon, England
Occupation Photographic Artist, Dressmaker
Emigration 28 Aug 1885 (age 42) to Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jane travelled to the US on the SS Dorset, with children Anne, Maud, Alice, Hector and Mabel. They travelled steerage, sailing from Swansea.
Death 12 Mar 1925 (age 82) Rockford, Illonois, USA

Child 3: Mary Ann HECTOR

Name: Mary Ann HECTOR1
Sex: Female
Birth 1845 Crediton , Devon, England

Child 4: Ellen HECTOR

Name: Ellen HECTOR1
Sex: Female
Birth 1847 Crediton , Devon, England

Child 5: Sarah HECTOR

Name: Sarah HECTOR1
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: Edwin FEY (1848-c. 1923)
Spouse 2: George BIGWOOD (1852-1939)
Birth 8 May 1849 Crediton , Devon, England
Occupation Music Teacher
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 62) Bristol, Gloucestershire, England3
49 Henleaze Road, Westbury on Trym, Bristol
George and Sarah are visiting Sarah's daughter and family, Mary Pyman
Death 1932 (age 82-83) Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

Child 6: William HECTOR

Name: William HECTOR1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Mary Ann CHASTEY (1852-1924)
Birth 1852 Crediton , Devon, England
Occupation Organist, Watchmaker and Jeweller, Music Teacher
In Kellys and other directories William is at 27 High Street from at least 1878 to 1893. By 1897 he is at 134 High Street.
Occupation 1878 (age 25-26) Watchmaker; Crediton , Devon, England
27 High Street, Crediton
He appeared in Whites Directory
Death 30 Jan 1925 (age 72-73) Crediton , Devon, England

Child 7: Susan HECTOR

Name: Susan HECTOR1
Sex: Female
Birth 1856 Crediton , Devon, England

Child 8: Amelia HECTOR

Name: Amelia HECTOR1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Henry CORNISH (1858-1934)
Birth 1859 Crediton , Devon, England
Occupation photographic assistant
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 52) Crediton , Devon, England4
42 High Street, Crediton
Death 1946 (age 86-87)

Child 9: Georgina HECTOR

Name: Georgina HECTOR1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Harry GOODYER (1861- )
Birth Q1 1861 Crediton , Devon, England
Occupation School Teacher

Child 10: Mary L. HECTOR

Name: Mary L. HECTOR1
Sex: Female
Birth 1861

Note on Husband: William HECTOR

At 40 High Street Crediton for many years. In 1851 and 1861 William was a thatcher.

Note on Wife: Jane CANN

In 1891 widowed Jane is living in Albert Place, High Street Crediton with unmarried daughter Georgina.


1"Nick Heard". This GEDCOM is predominantly the work of Nick Heard, but it incorporates the collaborated work of many other family historians. You are welcome to use the information herein but please acknowledge the source. Every effort has been made to ensure the data is accurate, but any use you make of it is entirely at your own risk. (c) Nick Heard 2009
2"Devon Record Office, MF Collection, Parish Records, Crediton". MF22.
3"Census 1911 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England RG14/15095 RG78/909 RD319 SD9 ED3 SN179 (Frederick Pyman)".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
Frederic William Pyman Head Mar 30 Boot repairer and tobacconists Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Mary Ellen Pyman Wife Mar 32 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Gladys Ellen Pyman Dau Unm 10 Scholar Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Frederick Gilmore Pyman Son Unm 6 Scholar Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Queenie Rosina Pyman Dau Unm 2 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
George Bigwood Father-in-law relative 60 Waiter Bridgwater,Somerset, England
Sarah Bigwood Mother-in-law relative 62 Crediton , Devon, England
RG14/15095 RG78/909 RD319 SD9 ED3 SN179. Cit. Date: 2 April 1911. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
4"Census 1911 Crediton , Devon, England RG14/13193 RG78/764 RD281 SD3 ED6 SN151 (Henry Cornish)".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
Henry Cornish Head Mar 52 Photographer 3 Barley Place Cowick Street St Thomas Exeter, Devon, England
Amelia Cornish Wife Mar 52 Crediton , Devon, England
Henry John Cornish Son Unm 26 Ironmonger Assistant Crediton , Devon, England
Louisa Annie Cornish Dau Unm 24 School Teacher Crediton , Devon, England
Florence Philippa Cornish Dau Unm 22 School Teacher Crediton , Devon, England
Robert Hector Cornish Son Unm 10 Scholar Crediton , Devon, England
RG14/13193 RG78/764 RD281 SD3 ED6 SN151. Cit. Date: 2 April 1911. Assessment: Secondary evidence.