Mary Metters1,2,3

(circa June 1786 - between January 1858 and April 1858)
FatherRichard Matters2,4 (cir. 1757 - Jan 1830)
MotherPatience Pike2,4 (cir. Apr 1758 - Oct 1829)
Relationship4th great-aunt of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Mary Metters was born cir. Jun 1786 Bere Ferrers, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, ENG.5,4 She was baptized on 17 Jun 1786 Bere Ferrers, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV; entry reads: Mary daughter of Richard and Patience Metters (no other Mary Metters 1785-1789.)2,4
     Mary Metters married Thomas Courtis Metters on 7 Mar 1815 Bere Ferrers, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, entry #51 reads Thomas Courtis Metters Batchelor of the Parish of Tavistock and Mary Metters Spinster of the Parish of Beerferris were married in this Ch by Banns with consent of their parents this seventh Day of March 1815 by me Henry Hobart Rector, both signed. Wit by Jno Curtis and Susan With?ridge?6,3,5
     Mary Metters was assumed to have died bet. Jan 1858 - Apr 1858 reg. Dist of Tavistock, DEV, ENG, id aided by fact that husband Thomas' will went unadminstered by her and was picked up and probated by son Thomas in 1858.7
     Many trees confuse this Mary with the one marrying Nathanial HAWKE. Both had a father Richard.
This Mary belongs to Richard and Patience (PIKE) METTERS of Bere Ferrers, the latter belongs to Richard & Johanna (possibly BICKEL) METTERS.
The latter Mary died in Cornwall in 1843, and is buried at Gwennap with her husband and son William.
Although the latter Mary did marry in Walkhampton, the 1841 census shows her as born Cornwall, and there is an appropriate baptism in March 1787, Virginstow Cornwall (Virginstow is on the border of Devon and Cornwall.)8,9

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Mary Courtis appeared on the census of 1841 Fore St, Bere Ferrers, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, ENG, with Thomas Courtis, as COURTIS: Thomas 50 Ind; Mary 55; Jane 13; Also Mary DAWE 20 F.S., MANNERY, JACKSON.
(Next hsehold asumed to be Mary's sister Honour) (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)10 Mary Courtin appeared on the census of 1851 as wife of Thomas Courtin Fore St, Buralston, Par. of Beerferris, DEV, ENG, enumerated as COURTIN: Thomas 63 retired farmer b Tavistock; wife Mary 64 b Beerferris; Grddtr Mary 1 b Beerferris; Servt MANNING (nearby son John.)5

Wills/bequests

     Mary Metters was named as an executrix of the will of Thomas Courtis Metters bef. 1854 ?Bere Alston, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, ENG.11,12

All the other info

     Mary outlived her husband Thomas Courtis aka Metters who died bet. Sep 1854 - Dec 1854.13,14

External links

     Click here to see Mary's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.15

Family

Thomas Courtis aka Metters (cir. 1788 - bet. Sep 1854 - Dec 1854)
Children
  • Thomas Courtis16 (Dec 1815 - bet. Sep 1870 - Dec 1870)
  • Mary Metters17 (Mar 1818 - )
  • Ann Metters18 (Apr 1820 - Jun 1820)
  • Ann Metters19 (May 1821 - )
  • John Courtis20 (cir. Jul 1824 - Feb 1863)
  • Jane Courtis21 (cir. Nov 1827 - Apr 1881)
ChartsAncestors (& their siblings) of Alice HENDERSON nee ANDREWS
METTERS
Last Edited6 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. Peter & Jill BILLING (24911), "METTERS, Devon: ex P & J BILLING," e-mail to L HENDERSON (1), rcvd Jan 2000.
  2. Peter & Jill BILLING (24911), "METTERS, Devon: ex P & J BILLING," e-mail to L HENDERSON (1), Bere Ferrers Baptisms 1783-1799 to Richard and Patience METTERS, extracts rcvd Feb 2000.
  3. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Marr. 1815 Thomas Courtis METTERS and Mary METTERS, extracted from Beer Ferris marriages, Nov 2006.
  4. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 17 Jun 1786 Mary d/o Richard & Patience MATTERS, from Bere Ferrers Baptisms, extracted May 2007.
  5. 1851 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Buralston, Par of Beerferris, Sub Dist Buckland, Dist Tavistock, DEV, HO107/1883 Folio 36 Pg 8 Sched 34, hsehold of Thomas & Mary COURTIN, extracted May 2007.
  6. Baptims marriages burials index: Beer Ferrers, DEV, Marr. 1815 Thomas Courtis METTERS and Mary METTERS, extracted Feb 2006 (Baps 1813-1839 Marr 1754-1837 Burials 1813-1837), Deanery of Tamerton CD.
  7. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Dth 1858 Q1 Mary COURTIS, reg. Tavistock, DEV 5b/265, extracted Sep 2009.
  8. Cornwall OPC Database by Online Parish Clerks online at http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Bap. 4 Mar 1787 Mary d/o Rich. & Joan METTER, Virginstow, CON, extracted Mar 2014.
  9. "Lorna's Family History Musings", May 2007.
  10. 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Beer Ferris, Sub Dist Buckland Monachorum, Dist Tavistock, DEV, HO107/240/2 Folio 8 ED 1 Pg 9, hsehold of Thomas & Mary COURTIS, extracted May 2007.
  11. Will 1078/IRW: Will 1855 Thomas Courtis METTERS, ref. 1078/IRW/M/616 "of Bere Ferrers", extracted Oct 2006.
  12. John METTERS, "EM," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Probate 1855/1858 Thomas Coutis METTERS, Court of the Archdeacon, Totnes, extract rcvd May 2007.
  13. John METTERS, "EM," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Dth 1854 Thomas Curtins METTERS, rcvd May 2007.
  14. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Dth 1854 Thomas COURTICE, reg. Tavistock Dec qtr 5b/265, extracted May 2007.
  15. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct 2011.
  16. Baptims marriages burials index: Beer Ferrers, DEV, Bap. 1815 Thomas METTERS, extracted Feb 2006 (Baps 1813-1839 Marr 1754-1837 Burials 1813-1837), Deanery of Tamerton CD.
  17. Baptims marriages burials index: Beer Ferrers, DEV, Bap. 1818 Mary METTERS, extracted Feb 2006 (Baps 1813-1839 Marr 1754-1837 Burials 1813-1837), Deanery of Tamerton CD.
  18. Baptims marriages burials index: Beer Ferrers, DEV, Bap. 1820 Ann METTERS, extracted Feb 2006 (Baps 1813-1839 Marr 1754-1837 Burials 1813-1837), Deanery of Tamerton CD.
  19. Baptims marriages burials index: Beer Ferrers, DEV, Bap. 1821 Ann METTERS, extracted Feb 2006 (Baps 1813-1839 Marr 1754-1837 Burials 1813-1837), Deanery of Tamerton CD.
  20. Baptims marriages burials index: Beer Ferrers, DEV, Bap. 1824 John Courtis METTERS, extracted Feb 2006 (Baps 1813-1839 Marr 1754-1837 Burials 1813-1837), Deanery of Tamerton CD.
  21. Baptims marriages burials index: Beer Ferrers, DEV, Bap. 1827 Jane METTERS, extracted Feb 2006 (Baps 1813-1839 Marr 1754-1837 Burials 1813-1837), Deanery of Tamerton CD.

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