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The Gloyn Family in Devon

This page lists those members of the Gloyn family whose origins we are researching. Entries in italics are inferred or uncertain, or have been supplied by other researchers and not personally verified by us. The list does not include children known to have died in infancy. In our line the usual spelling is Gloyn, but the name appears as Gloyne in many records. Please contact Chris and Linda Warren if you feel that the family listed here is connected with your own research.

This Gloyn family lived in the area around Holsworthy in north-west Devon. The earlier generations were found in the registers for several nearby parishes. We have traced the line back to the marriage of John Gloyn and Joan Gilbert in 1714, but we have not found any earlier ancestors in the surviving records. Our Gloyns moved from Pyworthy to Plymouth around 1800, where the later generations were found.

Some of the names below are linked to a more detailed record in the on-line family tree (people marked with an asterisk do not have a full record). When you click on a link, the linked record will be displayed in a separate window. There you can see the family relationships as we understand them, together with notes on what we have found in parish registers, census returns and other records. All the places named below are in Devon unless otherwise indicated.


John Gloyn
Married 1714 (Apr 27) Bradford
  (children listed in table 1)
Buried 1720/1 (Feb 12) Cookbury

Joan Gilbert
Baptised 1693 (Dec 3) Bradford
Buried 1720/1 (Mar 9) Cookbury

1. Children of John Gloyn and Joan Gilbert

Francis Gloyn
Baptised 1715 (Apr 7) Cookbury
Married 1749 (Mar 27) Bradford
  (children listed in table 2)
Buried 1788 (Apr 1) Thornbury


Grace Martin

Buried 1785 (Jul 7) Thornbury
Elizabeth Gloyn
Baptised 1719 (May 26) Bradford
John Gloyn
Baptised 1720/1 (Mar 9) Cookbury

2. Children of Francis Gloyn and Grace Martin (see table 1 above)

Mary Gloyn
Baptised 1750 (Sep 3) Bradford
John Gloyn
Baptised 1752 (Aug 9) Bradford
Married 1777 (Mar 31) Milton Damerel
  (children listed in table 3)
Buried 1827 (Apr 29) Cookbury


Grace Batten
Baptised 1757 (Nov 17) Bradford
Buried 1837 (Aug 12) Holsworthy
Francis Gloyn*
Baptised 1755 (Aug 31) Bradford
Married 1785 (Mar 28) North Tamerton, C'wall
  (children listed in table 4)
Buried 1819 (Mar 11) North Tamerton, C'wall


Susanna Chapman
Baptised 1766 (Aug 31) Marhamchurch, C'wall
Buried 1844 (Jan 16) North Tamerton, Cornwall
James Gloyn
Baptised 1758 (Mar 19) Cookbury
Married 1784 (Mar 25) Pyworthy
  (children listed in table 5)
Buried 1829 (Jun 21) Plymouth


Elizabeth Jordan
Baptised 1765 (Jan 16) Clawton
Died 1840 (Oct 28) Plymouth
Grace Gloyn
Baptised 1761 (Jul 5) Cookbury
Married 1781 (Dec 25) Holsworthy


John Kest
Buried 1784 (Feb 17) Holsworthy
William Gloyn
Baptised 1766 (Jul 21) Cookbury
Buried 1785 (Jul 12) Thornbury

3. Children of John Gloyn and Grace Batten (see table 2 above)

Grace Gloyn
Baptised 1777 (Nov 23) Cookbury
William Gloyn
Baptised 1785 (Dec 30) Cookbury
Married 1814 (Nov 16) Thornbury
  (children listed in table 6)
Buried 1856 (Sep 30) Cookbury


Joanna (Ann) Saunders
Baptised 1797 (Feb 12) Thornbury
Buried 1877 (Jun 11) Cookbury
Elizabeth Gloyn
Baptised 1788 (Feb 5) Cookbury
Francis Gloyn*
Baptised 1792 (Feb 5) Cookbury
Married 1813 (Feb 7) Holsworthy
  (several children baptised in Pancrasweek)
Died 1872 (Nov 16) Ontario, Canada


Wilmot Cornish
Baptised 1791 (Oct 30) Pancrasweek
Died 1866 (Aug 6) Ontario, Canada
Susanna Gloyn*
Baptised 1794 (Sep 7) Cookbury
Married 1817 (Mar 24) Holsworthy

Buried 1879 (Feb 28) Bradworthy


John Cornish
Baptised 1790 (Dec 5) Sutcombe
Buried 1864 (Jan 31) Bradworthy
Mary Gloyn
Baptised 1803 (Jul 31) Cookbury
Married 1834 (Mar 27) Holsworthy

Died 1851 (Apr 15) Ontario, Canada


William Venner
Baptised 1813 (Oct 3) Pancrasweek
Died 1902 (Jun 24) Ontario, Canada

4. Children of Francis Gloyn and Susanna Chapman (see table 2 above)

Sarah Gloyn
Baptised 1788 (Aug 31) Thornbury
Ann Gloyn
Baptised 1791 (Dec 29) North Tamerton, C'wall
Susanna Gloyn
Baptised 1794 (Mar 30) North Tamerton, C'wall
Married 1819 (Mar 28) North Tamerton, C'wall
Buried 1882 (Apr 5) Landulph, Cornwall


Ambrose Reed
Baptised 1796 (Jan 24) North Tamerton, C'wall
Francis Gloyn
Baptised 1796 (Jun 26) North Tamerton, C'wall
Married 1822 (Dec 5) North Tamerton, C'wall
  (children born in North Tamerton, Cornwall)
Buried 1859 (Mar 15) North Tamerton, C'wall


Thomasin Martyn
Baptised 1802 (Jun 20) North Tamerton, C'wall
Buried 1844 (Jan 6) North Tamerton, Cornwall
Grace Gloyn
Baptised 1803 (Feb 20) North Tamerton, C'wall
Married 1823 (Mar 25) North Tamerton, C'wall

Died 1881 (Jan 20) Downie, Ontario


William Sloman
Baptised 1797 (Apr 23) North Tamerton, C'wall
Living in Downie, Ontario at 1871 census
Maria Gloyn
Baptised 1806 (Dec 25) North Tamerton, C'wall
Married 1829 (Aug 29) North Tamerton, C'wall

Buried 1835 (May 8) Ashwater


John Sangwin
Baptised 1808 (May 1) Ashwater
Buried 1847 (Aug 15) Plymouth
James Gloyn
Baptised 1809 (Jan 3) North Tamerton, C'wall
Married 1836 (May 17) Ashwater


Married (date and place unknown)
  (children born in Downie, Ontario)
Died 1878 (Nov 20) Downie, Ontario


Jane Sangwin
Baptised 1814 (Oct 16) Ashwater
Buried 1842 (Aug 19) Ashwater
Mary Hoy or Hoye
Born about 1817 Kelso, Roxburgh, Scotland
Died 1897 (Feb 7) Downie, Ontario
John Gloyn
Baptised 1811 (Mar 10) North Tamerton, C'wall
Married 1833 (date uncertain) Pyworthy
  (three children born in Pyworthy)
Married 1860 (3rd Qtr) Holsworthy
Buried 1890 (Jan 21) Pyworthy


Mary Gifford
Buried 1857 (Oct 7) Pyworthy
Elizabeth Sargent (née Hoore)
Buried 1884 (May 17) Pyworthy

5. Children of James Gloyn and Elizabeth Jordan (see table 2 above)

Mary Gloyn
Baptised 1790 (Aug 1) Pyworthy
Married 1812 (Nov 8) St Andrew, Plymouth
Buried 1834 (Jul 13) Plymouth


William Spong
Buried 1815 (Jun 28) Plymouth
William Gloyn
Baptised 1792 (Oct 14) Pyworthy
Married 1822 (Jan 14) St Andrew, Plymouth
  (children listed in table 7)

Married 1851 (Feb 15) St Andrew, Plymouth

Died 1857 (Mar 28) Plymouth


Elizabeth Sherrell
Baptised 1793 (Mar 1) Pennycross
Died 1841 (Jun 26) Plymouth
Mary Cudlip*
Baptised 1798 (Jul 22) Devonport
Died 1872 (Sep 3) Plymouth
Elizabeth Gloyn*
Baptised 1795 (May 10) Pyworthy
Buried 1852 (Dec 2) Plymouth
Francis Gloyn
Baptised 1803 (Jan 23) Plymouth
Married 1831 (Jan 4) St Andrew, Plymouth
  (children listed in table 8)
Died 1872 (Jun 10) Plymouth


Jane Harding
Born about 1810 St Pinnock, Cornwall
Died 1879 (Dec 8) Plymouth
Grace Gloyn*
Baptised 1803 (Jan 23) Plymouth
Married 1830 (Apr 20) St Andrew, Plymouth
Died 1890 (1st Qtr) Stonehouse, Plymouth


Charles Williams
Buried 1879 (Jul 3) Ford Park, Plymouth
John Gloyn
Baptised 1808 (May 8) Plymouth
Married 1833 (Jul 9) St Andrew, Plymouth
  (children listed in table 9)
Buried 1880 (Jan 10) Ford Park, Plymouth


Elizabeth Steer
Baptised 1804 (Apr 1) Modbury
Buried 1873 (Aug 24) Ford Park, Plymouth

6. Children of William Gloyn and Joanna Saunders (see table 3 above)

Mary Gloyn
Baptised 1815 (Sep 17) Thornbury
Married 1839 (Sep 29) Cookbury


Matthew Cole
Baptised 1804 (Mar 18) Thornbury
Buried 1845 (Mar 18) Thornbury
William Gloyn
Baptised 1818 (Dec 6) Thornbury
Buried 1846 (Sep 8) Cookbury
Francis Gloyn*
Baptised 1821 (Jul 1) Thornbury
Married 1864 (Apr 19) Bradworthy

Buried 1870 (Jun 26) Bradworthy


Mary Ann Manning
Baptised 1828 (Jan 23) Bradworthy
Buried 1870 (Jan 25) Bradworthy
John Gloyn*
Baptised 1823 (Sep 14) Cookbury
Married 1851 (1st Qtr) Holsworthy
  (children born in Thrushelton and Hollacombe)
Buried 1900 (Jan 19) Hollacombe


Sophia Matthews (née Hambly)
Baptised 1824 (Jun 20) Ashwater
Died 1898 (1st Qtr) Hollacombe
Elizabeth Gloyn
Baptised 1826 (Jun 25) Cookbury
James Gloyn*
Baptised 1829 (Jan 4) Cookbury
Married 1851 (Oct 25) Bulkworthy
  (several children born in Cookbury)
Died 1900 (1st Qtr) Highampton


Joanna (Ann) Cleverdon
Baptised 1827 (Sep 16) Bulkworthy
Died 1907 (Jun 25) Highampton
Samuel Gloyn*
Baptised 1831 (Jun 1) Cookbury
Married 1853 (Nov 17) Cookbury
  (one daughter born in Calstock, Cornwall)
Died 1857 (4th Qtr) Calstock, Cornwall


Susanna Jewel
Baptised 1832 (Oct 28) Holsworthy
Grace Gloyn
Baptised 1831 (Jun 1) Cookbury
Buried 1878 (Aug 14) Cookbury
Ann Gloyn
Baptised 1836 (Aug 28) Cookbury
Married 1852 (Jul 7) Plymouth


John Price
Richard Gloyn*
Born 1839 (3rd Qtr) Cookbury
Married 1862 (Dec 25) Hollacombe
  (children born in Hollacombe and Cookbury)
Died 1923 (Jun 15) Bradworthy


Maria Dimond (or Dymond)
Born 1838 (2nd Qtr) Hollacombe
Died 1923 (4th Qtr) Bradworthy

7. Children of William Gloyn and Elizabeth Sherrell (see table 5 above)

James Gloyn
Baptised 1824 (Jun 27) Plymouth
Buried 1847 (Oct 10) Plymouth
John Gloyn
Baptised 1827 (Jan 14) Plymouth
Married 1857 (1st Qtr) Plymouth
  (children listed in table 10)
Died 1875 (Jul 12) Plymouth


Ann Knight*
Baptised 1834 (Apr 6) Sheviock, Cornwall
Married James McKnight then Edward Flynn
Died 1917 (2nd Qtr) Plymouth
Mary Ann Gloyn
Baptised 1829 (Aug 12) Plymouth
Married 1849 (Apr 17) Stonehouse, Plymouth


Married 1854 (Jul 26) Plymouth
  (children listed on Willcock page)
Died 1893 (Mar 30) Devonport


Thomas Cater Matthews Start
Born 1829 (Jul 21) Plymouth
Buried 1849 (Nov 4) Plymouth
Simon Willcock
Baptised 1825 (Feb 7) Buckland Monachorum
Died 1873 (Jan 15) Plymouth
Joseph Gloyn*
Baptised 1835 (Jun 26) Plymouth
Died 1873 (Apr 23) Plymouth

8. Children of Francis Gloyn and Jane Harding (see table 5 above)

James Gloyn*
Baptised 1833 (Feb 10) Plymouth
Married 1857 (Apr 23) Lifton
  (several children born in Plymouth)
Died 1897 (Jul 29) Plymouth


Sarah Stacey
Baptised 1837 (Jan 25) Lifton
Died 1891 (1st Qtr) Plymouth
William Gloyn
Baptised 1834 (Dec 28) Plymouth
John Gloyn
Baptised 1838 (Jan 21) Plymouth
Francis Thomas Gloyn*
Born 1843 (Dec 1) Plymouth
Married 1868 (Sep 24) Charles, Plymouth
  (at least two children born in Plymouth)

Married 1875 (Nov 8) St Andrew, Plymouth
  (several children born in Plymouth)
Died 1904 (Jul 12) Plymouth


Thirza Medland
Baptised 1841 (Feb 17) Plymouth
Buried 1875 (Mar 2) Ford Park, Plymouth
Harriet Smallridge
Born 1849 (May 19) Plymouth
Died 1929 (Jul 7) Plymouth
Albert Charles Gloyn*
Born 1846 (Mar 21) Plymouth
Married 1868 (Aug 16) St Andrew, Plymouth
  (several children born in Plymouth)
Died 1887 (Feb 5) Plymouth


Grace Redding Burt
Baptised 1847 (Jul 9) Plymouth
Died 1930 (Apr 13) Plymouth

9. Children of John Gloyn and Elizabeth Steer (see table 5 above)

James Gloyn
Baptised 1834 (Jun 1) Plymouth
Samuel Gloyn*
Baptised 1836 (Oct 16) Plymouth
Married 1859 (Mar 9) Egg Buckland


Married 1872 (3rd Qtr) Devonport
  (children born in Stonehouse, Plymouth)
Died 1898 (4th Qtr) Stonehouse, Plymouth


Hannah Roberts Colmer
Baptised 1837 (Mar 26) Egg Buckland
Buried 1870 (Oct 31) Ford Park, Plymouth
Hannah Husband
Born 1846 (3rd Qtr) St Blazey, Cornwall
Died 1913 (2nd Qtr) Stonehouse, Plymouth
John Gloyn
Born 1838 (Sep 17) Plymouth
Buried 1864 (Jul 31) Plymouth
Eliza Gloyn*
Born 1845 (Jan 25) Plymouth
Married 1866 (Mar 19) Charles, Plymouth

Died 1925 (1st Qtr) in Plymouth area


Andrew Yabsley Hodge
Baptised 1844 (Mar 10) Egg Buckland
Died 1923 (2nd Qtr) in Plymouth area
Jane Ann Gloyn*
Born 1847 (2nd Qtr) Plymouth
Died 1920 (1st Qtr) in Plymouth area

10. Children of John Gloyn and Ann Knight (see table 7 above)

Mary Ann Gloyn*
Born 1857 (4th Qtr) Plymouth
Married 1877 (Apr 8) Plymouth
Married 1878 (Jul 7) Plymouth

Died 1928 (3rd Qtr) Plymouth


William Harvey
Reuben Cyrus Cox
Born 1848 (3rd Qtr) Plymouth
Died 1905 (4th Qtr) Plymouth
William John Gloyn*
Born 1859 (3rd Qtr) Plymouth
Married 1880 (4th Qtr) Plymouth

Died 1884 (2nd Qtr) Plymouth


Emma Matilda Galling
Born 1861 (2nd Qtr) Coldridge
Buried 1911 (Jan 31) Bondleigh
Caroline Louisa Gloyn*
Born 1865 (Nov 13) Plymouth
Married 1887 (Apr 8) Plymouth

Died 1957 (4th Qtr) Plymouth


William Thomas Pinsent
Born 1865 (Oct 15) Plymouth
Died 1941 (Jan 19) Bittaford
Samuel Edgar Gloyn*
Born 1873 (4th Qtr) Plymouth
Married 1895 (4th Qtr) Plymouth
  (several children born in Plymouth)
Died 1905 (2nd Qtr) Plymouth


Ellen Petherick (née Stillman)
Born 1868 (Apr 14) Plymouth
Died 1947 (1st Qtr) Plymouth

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