I am always wary of private genealogies. Some are good but I have seen ones
that claim to go back to Adam and Eve. I always try and find the underlying
parish registers. In this case I could not see anything in the Great/Little
Fulford entries in Wikipedia (and these were well sourced) that tied the mid
18c London Tuckfields to the Devon Tuckfields, other than names in common.
In the 17/18c Tuckfields seem to be spread across Devon, Cornwall and the
South East. I even found:
England Births and Christenings
Name Catherine Tuckfield
Christening Date 20 Mar 1709
Christening Place UPTON ON SEVERN,WORCESTER,ENGLAND
Father's Name Roger Tuckfield
Mother's Name Elizabeth
For Mary Tuckfield to remarry before her husband died would require an Act
of Parliament which would be held in the Parliamentary Archives.
Parliamentary Archives are indexed through the National Archives Discovery
No Mary Taylor but there
are several hundred references in Discovery to Tuckfields from 1200 onwards
and across the country.
From: PDeloriol(a)aol.com [mailto:PDeloriol@aol.com]
Sent: 15 February 2016 08:56
Subject: Re: [DEV] Tuckfield of Fulford Manor
Thanks Paul for that.
I have quite a few family papers including ' the life of Dr Taylor of
Ashbourne' by Thomas Taylor, a book that was privately printed for the
family. this book includes many pedigrees and letters as well as pertinent
information, especially in the case of John Taylor and his unfortunate
second marriage. She left him in 1763, and he gave her a yearly allowance of
John Brunt, My direct ancestor, the heir of Dr Taylor's very considerable
estate, worth an estimated £12 million nowadays, was the son of a second
cousin once removed of the testator, not just a scullery boy.
All these genealogical tools on the internet only give the data that has
been entered! I have learnt this through sheer persistence! Most 'political'
families do not really keep family data - it is thrown away by the next
generation, but luckily my family are also writers and have kept some
Mary was the daughter of Roger Tuckfield, Merchant of London (1676-1740) and
his first wife Elizabeth Dowdeswell, daughter of the MP Richard; They had
two daughters, Mary and Catherine. Catherine married a Mr George Mill - I
can find little on her unfortunately. Roger Tuckfield married a second time
to Elizabeth Northleigh, daughter of Henry and Susannah Sparke; they had
three children; John (1718-1767), MP, husband of Frances Gould, Henry and
Some of the information is from the letters between Drs Johnson and Taylor.
Thanks for those bits of information!
In a message dated 14/02/2016 22:15:24 GMT Standard Time,
Details of the marriage of Dr Taylor and Mary Tuckfield can be obtained from
the Society of Genealogists
Faculty Office marriage licence allegations index 1701-1850
Licence date 31 May 1746
Bride- Forename Mary
Bride- Surname TUCKFIELD
Groom- Forename John
Groom- Surname TAYLOR
What was the source for the rest of your information. I cannot find
corroborating references in Findmypast or Familysearch for either a Mary or
Catherine Tuckfield, daughters of a Roger in the first half of the 18th
century in Devon.
I did find
F4.E2.80.931739.29_of_Raddon. Great Fulford has been in the hands of the
Fulford family since around 1190 and still is.
There is an entry in Familysearch
Mary Tuckfield England Christenings, 1538-1975
christening: 12 March 1712
ST ANDREW HOLBORN, LONDON, LONDON, ENGLAND
father: Roger Tuckfield
Possible parents Richard Tuckfield and Elizabeth Petswell m 3/1/1707 St
Mary at Hill, London. Richard may have remarried another Elizabeth in 1715
From: devon-bounces(a)rootsweb.com [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of PDeloriol via
Sent: 14 February 2016 17:58
Subject: [DEV] Tuckfield of Fulford Manor
Most of my English ancestors herald from Derbyshire, Lancashire and Cheshire
- not Devon! I have discovered, however, that a member of my extended
Ashbourne family of Derbyshire, Dr john Taylor, great friend of Dr Johnson,
whose childless two marriages left him to give his large estate to a 2nd
cousin once removed, my ancestor, married the second time, c 1750, Mary
Tuckfield, daughter of Roger Tuckfield of Fulford Manor by his first wife.
Mary tuckfield left him in 1763!
Mary had a full sister Catherine, married to George Mill. She also had half
siblings by her father's second marriage; John Tuckfield, dead by 1770,
Henry Tuckfield and Elizabeth Tuckfield.
I am trying to place Mary's father Roger in the tuckfield genealogy, but
there are several Roger Tuckfields.
I wonder if anyone can help?
Peter (de loriol)
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