John Squance, 1791

Settlement & Removal Papers. Thrushelton 1003/187 to 228

Devon, Plymouth & West Devon parish chest records 1556-1950

Provided by Deborah O'Brien

Devon To Wit:

The examination of John SQUANCE now residing in the parish of Thrushelton in the said County, Labourer, taken on Oath before me Arthur KELLY Esquire One of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said County at Lifton in the said County the 5th Day of May 1791 as follows:

Who deposeth that he was Born in the parish of Roboroughin the said County and Lived with parents until he was about Eleven yeares of Age when he went to Live with John DARTE his Uncle in the Parish of Sampford Courtenay in the said County as a Covenant Servant for a Year and lived with him Two Years and received his wages and then this Deponent went to live in the parish of Hatherleigh in the said County with Henry NOTT as a Covenant Servant for the Term of Four Years to be taught the Trade of a Miller and Lived with him the whole Time and Received his wages that he Agreed for and some years after he Returned to his Uncle in the said Parish of Sampford Courtenay and made a Bargain for a  Year and served him the whole of that time and Received his wages and some time after that he went to Live in the parish of Bridestow in the said County with Henry HAWSEY as a Covenant Servant for a Year and Lived with him upwards of Two Years and Received his Wages and then Married and hath done no Act to gain a Settlement Elsewhere.

Sworn at Lifton the day and year first above written Before me -- Arthur KELLY (signed)} 

John SQUANCE (signed)


This refers to John SQUANCE baptised at Roborough 13th May 1750, son of Thomas & Susanna; buried at Buckland Monachorum 6 Sep 1840, aged 90, abode given as Buck Torr, Whitchurch.

John DART(E) was the husband of Joanna KING, sister of Susanna (King) SQUANCE