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1. Rebecca MONGER


  • Christened: 27 Sep 1737, St Edward the Martyr, Corfe Castle, Dorset 4
  • Marriage (1): Rebecca MONGER on 3 Jun 1771 in St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey 1 2
  • Died: About 1801, Of, Reading, Berkshire 5

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The elder son, John was born in Corfe Castle in Dorset, but settled in Warminster and then Reading, where he was an Exciseman. He rode armed 'cap-en-pie' ('from head to foot') with large sums of money to London. He had 10 children with his wife Rebecca Monger (qv), all born in Warminster apart from the youngest who was born in Reading.

Their eldest son John was a woolen draper in New Bond Street, and lived in Chapel Street off Belgrave Square. He married three times, and his only daughter Eliza married her cousin John Nicholls. John and Rebecca's eldest daughter was Elizabeth (qv) who married Ben Nicholls (qv) of Farnham. The next son was James, who studied medicine in London, but did not pass his exams and joined the Navy as a Surgeon's Mate. He was promoted to Surgeon in 1809, served at the Battle of Trafalgar on the "Swiftsure" and the Battle of Algiers on the "Beelzebub", and retired to Plympton St Mary near Plymouth in 1839. His younger son James also joined the Navy as a Mate, then emigrated to Australia where he made a fortune as a gold miner and grazier.

Their next son William was a land and property owner in Reading; he married but did not have any chidlren. Next was Mary who is thought to have died young. The next son Thomas was a doctor in Thorpe-le-Soken in Essex, as was his son Thomas. Next was George, who lived in St Pancras, and married Barbara Winska, the sister of his brother James' fist wife Elizabeth. The next daughter Kezia married William Storry, who worked for the Bank of England: they retired to Emberton in Buckinghamshire. Little is known about the youngest son Henry, apart from his apprenticeship to the Needlemaker's Company in London when he was 14. The youngest daughter Rebecca did not marry, and also lived in Emberton.

PCC: John Osmond PROB11/1363 dated 19-9-1801

Additional sources:
London Apprentices, SoG


John married Rebecca MONGER, daughter of James MONGER and Rebecca BUDD, on 3 Jun 1771 in St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey.1 2 (Rebecca MONGER was born on 18 Apr 1747 6, christened on 1 May 1747 in St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey 1 and was buried on 11 Aug 1832 in St George Hanover Square, Westminster 7.)



1 Church Register, St Andrew Farnham, Surrey County RO Mfc.

2 Marriage allegation, Commissary Court of Surrey 3-6-1771, ref DW/MP/071/036.

3 Church Register, St Denys Warminster, SoG ref Mfc 106653 (baptism of daughter Elizabeth).

4 Church Register, Transcript of Corfe Castle,

5 Probate, John Osmond PROB11/1363 dated 19-9-1801.

6 Florence Stevens, et al (1909 et seq), "Stevens Family History", Unpublished compilation.

7 Church Register, BTs of St George Hanover Sq, LMA ref DL/089/027.

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