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John and Fanny Glover lived in Woolsery and are recorded as living in the village in the 1841 census , he was an ag lab and 66 yrs old ( so b c 1774) and she was 67 yrs old . John is probably the son of John and Dorothy Glover of Parkham bapt 1773 . John and Fanny married in 1805 in Barnstaple , as widow and widower ( Frances Marling married a William Ley in 1799 ). Their son George Glover was bapt in Barnstaple in 1817 and married Mary Philips in 1838 at West Down and she died in 1854 in Woolsery. They had two daughters apart from John and they werew Ellen 1844 – ? and Thirza 1847 who married John Ellery in 1868 after which they emigrated to New Zealand . George Glover married twice more first in 1856 in Hartland to Sarah Moore, and again in 1870 after the death of Sarah to Mary Tape by whom he had a son William Matthews Glover in 1872 in Morwenstow . Their grandson Henry Glover , 1840 – 1909 , married Ellen Adams 1838 – 1893 , at the Bible Christian chapel in Woolsery in 1868 . Their son John Adams Glover was born in Clovelly in 1868 and the family moved to Morwenstow and then to St Mabyn where John worked as a farm labourer until he joined the army . This is his entry in the War Office service documents ……….. John Glover Born Bideford Enlisted 14 Nov 1883 aged 18 years 1 month; trade farm servant; description height 5ft 4 ins, complexion fresh, hair and eyes brown. Service Cork, Dublin, India, Malta.
Next of kin:
father Henry Glover
mother Ellen Glover
Elder brother Henry Glover. Married Margaret Hamblin at Bodmin 1890, discharged 13 Nov 1895 …….. After he left the army he was a postman in Buryan and St Austell.
He married Margaret Hambly in 1891 , a slight change from his service details, in Bodmin and they had 11 children including Edwin who emigrated to Ontario , and three who died in infancy . John and Margaret died in St Austell in 1937 and 1948 respectively . ( other surviving children John Henry , 1892 – 1974) Alfred 1896 – ? , Edwin 1899 – 1960, Herbert 1901 – ?, Annie 1902 – ?, Alice 1905 – ?, Ashley 1908 – ? and Archibald Hambly 1911 – 1983) “

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