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Family of John BERRY and Sarah THOMAS

Husband: John BERRY (c. 1804-1869)
Wife: Sarah THOMAS (c. 1801-1845)
Marriage 10 Nov 1825 St Mary Major - Exeter, Devon, England
W.Amery and William Berry witnessed.

Husband: John BERRY

Name: John BERRY1
Sex: Male
Father: John BERRY (1780-1863)
Mother: Martha PRAWL (c. 1780-1845)
Birth c. 1804 Crediton , Devon, England
Baptism 26 Feb 1804 (age 0) Crediton , Devon, England2,3
Occupation Plumber
Census 6 Jun 1841 (age 35) Crediton , Devon, England4
High Street, Crediton
Occupation 6 Jun 1841 (age 35) Plumber; Crediton , Devon, England4
Census 30 Mar 1851 (age 47) Crediton , Devon, England5
High Street, Crediton
Emma Burridge was a house servant, whilst her older sister Ellen was a servant for the Govers next door.
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 (age 47) Plumber employing 2 labourers; Crediton , Devon, England5
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 57) Crediton , Devon, England6
High Street, Crediton
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 57) Plumber employing 2 men; Crediton , Devon, England6
Death 6 Mar 1869 (age 64-65) Crediton , Devon, England7
Burial 1869 Crediton , Devon, England

Wife: Sarah THOMAS

Name: Sarah THOMAS1
Sex: Female
Father: George THOMAS ( - )
Mother: Martha MORTIMORE ( - )
Birth c. 1801 Crediton , Devon, England
Baptism 25 May 1801 (age 0) Crediton , Devon, England
Census 6 Jun 1841 (age 35) Crediton , Devon, England4
High Street, Crediton
Death 2 Jun 1845 (age 44) Crediton , Devon, England
Cause: Phrenitis (inflammation of the brain, usually caused by a virus, now called encephalitis or cephalitis.

Note on Husband: John BERRY (1)

John Berry snr apprenticed his three sons to different trades. John was the plumber and carried on his business at 84 High Street. In Billings 1857 Directory he is described as Ironmonger,tinman,brazier and plumber.Slaters Directory for Berks, Cornwall Devon, Dorset 1852-53 lists him as ironmonger(and plumber).Whites of 1850 lists him as a shopkeeper,ironmonger and tinner.Billings 1857 describes him as Ironmonger, Tinner, Brazier and Plumber. Similarly in Kellys 1866 Directory.


William was the carpenter - he took over the family business. Thomas was a mason, but he had no taste for it, and went to sea.


John is recorded at the 1841 census living with Sarah, his first wife, and Elizabeth, daughter of brother William. Their ages are given as 35,35 and 9 . George Rich, a plumber's apprentice age 20 is living with them.


In 1851 he is living in the High Street with my g-g-grandmother and g-grandmother.8,9

Note on Husband: John BERRY (2)

Venn acknowledges a Rev, R.H Rowden for his information on the Hooker and Berry Families


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
3"Devon Record Office, MF Collection, Parish Records, Crediton".
4"Census 1841 Berry 411".
Text From Source: Name Age Occupation Where Born
John Berry 35 Plumber
Sarah Berry 35
Elizabeth Martha Berry 9 Scholar
HO107/215 Book 6 Folio 9 Page 13 Crediton ED 3. Cit. Date: 6 June 1841. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
5"Census 1851 Berry 1".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
John Berry Head Mar 47 Plumber employing 2 labourers Crediton , Devon
Emma Berry Wife Mar 36 Crediton , Devon
Mary Martha Berry Dau Unm 1 mths High Street - Crediton, Devon
Emma Burridge Srvant Unm 13 House servant Crediton , Devon
Crediton ED 2c HO107/1887 Folio 109 Page 22. Cit. Date: 30 March 1851. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
6"Census 1861 Berry 2".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
John Berry Head Mar 57 Plumber employing 2 men Crediton , Devon
Emma Berry Wife Mar 47 Crediton , Devon
Mary Martha Berry Dau Unm 10 Scholar High Street - Crediton, Devon
Crediton ED 3 RG09/1472 Folio 49 Page `18. Cit. Date: 7 April 1861. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
7"GRO". Crediton 5b 305. Cit. Date: "March quarter 1869".
8"1841 Census". HO107/215/6 ED 3 Reg district Crediton Page 13 (11th page).
9"GRO". Crediton June Q 5b p278.