I have found your family 1841 and 1851 still living in Exeter. Father Henry
seems to have died and Sarah is living with two sons James and Henry in St
Living between St Ann's Chapel and Calhampton Rd ?
Sarah MARKER b 1788 Devon ?
James MARKER b 1816 Devon Lithographic ?
Henry MARKER b 1823 Devon Whitesmith
1851 St Ann's Chapel Alms Houses
Sarah MARKER 63 lithographic writer b ?combe, Devon
James MARKER 34 lithographic printer b Exeter, Devon
Henry MARKER 28 b Exeter, Devon
Hope this helps. If you want the images let me know
I am very new to family history and have been tracing my husband's family
line and am hoping sks can point me in the right direction.
I am researching Henry Marker, my husband's g grandfather, born in Exeter.
Parents on his death certificate are John and Susan.
Henry was an errand boy convicted at the Exeter Quarter Sessions in
1838 of 'stealing from the till' and transported to Australia for 7 years.
He departed from Sheerness in October 1838 aboard the 'Theresa' and
in Sydney on 31 January 1839. The transcript of his trial does not appear
to be online. It may give some clues as to the whereabouts of Henry's
family. Officially he is recorded as only being 15 on arrival in Sydney
his age on the death certificate says 68, making him a little older on his
The only trace I have been able to find of Henry in England is a Henry
Marker, son of John (a woolstapler) and Susan Marker of Magdalen St, who
baptised at Exeter Holy Trinity on 23 Feb1820.
We would love to know what happened to his parents and whether he had any
siblings. Also can someone tell me what a woolstapler is please. Any
suggestion for where I go from here will be gratefully received.
Regards from chilly Canberra.
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