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John Petter

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c.1821 Born in Barnstaple

1841 Shopkeeper's apprentice, living with James Bazeley and his family in Penwith, Redruth[1]

1844 Ironmonger, 39 High St[2]

1844 John Petter, of High Street, Barnstaple, brazier and tin-plate workers[3]

1845 Married Eliza Bazeley in Redruth[4]

1850 John Petter, of 68 High street, recorded under "Braziers and Tinners"[5]

1851 Ironmonger, master, employing 3 men and 2 boys, living in Barnstaple with Eliza Petter 28, James B Petter 11, Helen Petter 2, Eliza Petter 1[6]

1861 Ironmonger and general smith, master employing 7 men and 8 boys, living in Barnstaple with Eliza Petter 38, Helen Petter 12, Eliza Petter 11[7]

1881 Retired ironmonger, living in Westbury on Trim, with Eliza Petter 58, Eliza Petter 31, James B. Petter 34, his daughter in law Charlotte W. Petter 34, and grandson Francis W. Petter 2[8]

1898 Died in Yeovil[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1844 Pigot's Directory
  3. 1844 Pigot's Directory
  4. BMD
  5. 1850 White's Directory
  6. 1851 census
  7. 1861 census
  8. 1881 census
  9. National Probate Calendar