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Looking for John and Sarah Fletcher

Fletch

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Hello everyone.
I have been tracing my ggg grand parents (John & Sarah Fletcher) in Tasmania and appear to have lost track of them after the 1860s.
They originally came to Tasmania aboard the Christiana on 22/11/1822, after marrying in New Brentford, Middlesex on 14/6/1822.
John became a District Police Constable in Hobart and then in Ross, Tasmania.
John & Sarah had a son Arthur Fletcher in Ross in 1844 (my gg grandfather).

Although I have not been able to find any passenger lists for John & Sarah Fletcher returning to England, I have decided to start my research in the UK after I could not find any local facts after the 1860’s (there are quite a few “Land” documents in the 60’s, however I cannot prove they relate to my John Fletcher).

I then found a headstone in the Municipal Cemetery in Twickenham, Middlesex with 3 inscriptions:
John Fletcher 11/03/1879 Aged 80 (born 1799)
Sarah Fletcher 18/02/1894 Aged 93 (born 1801)
Emily Smith 27/10/1873 (born 1788)

John Fletcher was the Sole Executor for Emily Smith’s probate hence using her grave for his own burial (& then later Sarah’s)???

Emily Smith - 8 Chestnut Grove, Twickenham
1871 Emily Smith 1871 England, Wales & Scotland Census Image | findmypast.com.au
1873 Emily Smith England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1858-2019 Image | findmypast.com.au (John Fletcher Executor)

John Fletcher – 1 Trafalgar Square, Twickenham
1862 John Fletcher Trafalgar-Square, Twickenham Electoral registers 1832-1932 Image | findmypast.com.au
1879 John Fletcher Trafalgar-Square, Twickenham Electoral registers 1832-1932 Image | findmypast.com.au

Given John died in 1879, I assume Sarah became head of the household and was able to be listed in the Electoral Register?

Sarah Fletcher 1 Trafalgar Square, Twickenham
1891 Sarah Fletcher Trafalgar-Square, Twickenham Electoral registers 1832-1932 Image | findmypast.com.au
1894 Sarah Fletcher Trafalgar-Square, Twickenham Electoral registers 1832-1932 Image | findmypast.com.au

1881 Sarah Fletcher 1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census Image | findmypast.com.au
1891 Sarah Fletcher 1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Image | findmypast.com.au

1879 John Fletcher Probate Ancestry.com.au - England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995
1879 John Fletcher Will Ancestry.com.au - England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995
Lists Eliza Isabella Jones (wife of John’s Executor William Jones) as the niece of John Fletcher.
Note Eliza Jones is listed as living with Sarah Fletcher as a servant in the 1881 Census
She was born in Brushford, Devon in 1829

Sarah died in 1894 and I assume arranged for her burial within Emily & John’s grave (possibly by William Jones)

1894 Sarah Fletcher Probate England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 - Ancestry.com.au


So my assumptions are that John & Sarah travelled back to England in the early 1860s and lived at 1 Trafalgar Square, Twickenham until their respective deaths in 1879 & 1894.
They left their estate to their niece Eliza Isabella Jones and her husband William Jones, both of whom are later buried in the adjoining grave to where John, Sarah & Emily are buried.

If I am correct, I would love to understand the relationships between my John & Sarah and their "grave partners" Emily Smith and Eliza Jones.

Kind regards,

David Fletcher
 

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Hello David and welcome to the Forum.

As the post is quite detailed I've moved it.

The images will only be available to members who have subs to the pays sites. The images can't be posted here has the pay sites hold copyright.

The census records can be posted provided they include the full reference and are reformatted so they don't appear as per the format on the pay site.

Dave
 
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So, to prove Eliza Isabella Jones (wife of John’s Executor William Jones) is the niece of John Fletcher.

1881 Sarah Fletcher & Elizh Jones
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Z-47KY

1861 Is this the right Jones family?
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7RV-PJ5

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JONES, EMMA - KEMP
GRO Reference: 1856 M Quarter in CREDITON Volume 05B Page 371

JONES, RICHARD - KEMP
GRO Reference: 1858 J Quarter in CREDITON Volume 05B Page 380

JONES, CATHERINE - KEMP
GRO Reference: 1860 J Quarter in NEWTON ABBOT Volume 05B Page 150 *** St MaryChurch
 
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