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CLEMENTS OF PARKHAM

Notes compiled for a family tree by Bob Hayes and added to the Glovers of Parkham pages with his permission,
The earliest Clements in the parish registers are:

Sarah dau of Abraham and Elizabeth bapt 7 Oct 1770
Frances bapt 1 Nov 1772
Mary bapt 9 Oct 1774
Joseph bapt 17 Nov 1776,
Abraham bapt 14 Nov 1779
William bapt 6 Jan 1782
(Jane dau of John and Jane Squance bapt Parkham 5 Aug 1784 )
Susanna base born dau of Sarah Clement
William son of William and Jane bapt 1806
Mary Ann dau of William and Jane bapt 1807
Mary dau of William and Jane bapt 1808
Harriet dau of Abraham and Jane bapt 1808
Mary dau of Joseph and Mary bapt 1808
Frances dau of William and Jane bapt 1809
Catherine dau of Abraham and Jane bapt 1810
Joseph son of Joseph and Mary Anne bapt 1810
William son of William and Jane bapt 1810
Sarah dau of Joseph and Mary bapt 1812
Charles son of William and Jane bapt 1812
John Ashton married Sarah Clement 1794
Mary Clement married James Jewell , mason, 1797
Joseph married Mary Ann Squance 20 Jane 1805
William Clement buried 1777
William Clement buried 1801
John Clement , infant , buried 1807
Elizabeth Clement buried 1810.

“As you have probably deduced , there were three Clement brothers, Joseph , 1776 – 1823, Abraham, 1779 – 1826, and William Clement ( my three times great grandfather, 1780 – 1865 ) They were three of the six, possibly seven, children born to Abraham Clement 1740 – 1825 , and Elizabeth Jenn 1733 – 1810 , who were married at Newton St Petrock, 11 April 1770 .

Joseph married Mary Ann Squance ;
Abraham married Jane , possible maiden name being Tucker,
William Clement married Jane Squance , 1784 – 1822 sister of Mary Ann .

When Joseph Clement and Jane ( Squance ) died , Mary Ann ( Squance ) Clement then married her widowed brother in law William Clement. I refer to this as the ` double Squance Clement marriage ` .

In 1832 William Clement , Mary Ann Squance Clement ( not sure if they were then married or married in Canada ) left Devonshire , bound for Ontario , Canada. In their party were William Clement , 1780 – 1865, Mary Ann Clement , 1807 – 1896, Charles Clement , 1812 – 1884 , William Clement , 1814 – 1894 , James Clement , 1816 – 1906, Thomas Clement , 1818 – 1888, Ann Clement , 1821 – 1891 . Their daughter Frances Clement Withycombe 1808 – 1890 remained in Buckland Brewer .

Mary Ann Squance Clement 1779 – 1826 and children , Mary Clement Lemon, 1807 – 1903, Susannah Clement , 1816 – 1886 , Abraham Clement , 1820 – 1856 . Son Joseph 1810 – 1883 , and his sister Sarah 1812 – ???,remained in England . Mary Clement Lemon came to Canada with her husband William and young children.

John Clement 1804 – 1893 , son of Abraham 1779 and Jane Clement , and his brother William 1822 – ???? , may also have come to Canada, John`s many siblings stayed in England .

Thus three branches of the Clement family came to Canada , in 1832, covering three generations, and settled in Beverly Township , Wentworth county , Ontario where they farmed . “

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