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The Markey Family in Wiltshire

This page lists those members of the Markey 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 believed to have died in infancy. The Markey family originated in Wiltshire, but our branch later moved to Devon. Please contact Chris and Linda Warren if you feel that the family listed here is connected with your own research.

The Markey family lived in the area around Stourton and Zeals, in Wiltshire but right on the border with both Somerset and Dorset. We think that the family came from Kilmington, then in Somerset, but the parish records for the relevant period have not survived. Our direct ancestors moved from Wiltshire to High Bray in Devon around 1805. Other branches remained in Stourton and other nearby parishes in Wiltshire and Somerset. We have also attempted to trace other families in Kilmington who may be related (see foot of page).

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 Wiltshire unless otherwise indicated (but note that Kilmington and part of Stourton were in Somerset before 1896).

Information on these and other Markey families is being collected in a searchable form by Jackie Markey. Jackie has two main data resources, one compiled from post-1837 Markey entries extracted from the GRO index, the other listing pre-1837 Markey events in the Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire region, together with some details of leases and bastardy orders. Jackie will be pleased to hear from anyone who wants a search carried out or who can add to her store of information. Please contact Jackie Markey if you cannot find your Markey connection below.


William Markey
Married 1717 (May 12) Stourton
  (children listed in table 1 below)
Buried 1752 (Jan 7) Stourton

Mary Meaden
Baptised 1694 (Dec 2) Stourton
Buried 1764 (Feb 9) Stourton
The following may also be part of the same family:
John Markey
Baptised 1686/7 (Feb 6) Kilmington
Married 1713 (Dec 1) Stourton
  (children listed at foot of page)
Buried 1735 (Feb 12) Kilmington


Rebecca Garret

Buried 1758 (Oct 8) Kilmington
Edward Markey
Married 1711 (Apr 17) Stourton
  (children baptised in Kilmington)

Grace Garret
Buried 1730 (Jul 22) Kilmington

1. Children of William Markey and Mary Meaden

James Markey
Baptised 1717 (Dec 30) Stourton
Married 1739 (Jun 14) Stourton
Buried 1779 (Nov 12) Stourton


Elizabeth Tabor
Buried 1781 (Apr 7) Stourton
Mary Markey
Baptised 1719 (Jun 16) Stourton
Buried 1793 (Feb 14) Stourton
William Markey
Baptised 1722 (Mar 25) Stourton
Married 1750 (Nov 15) Stourton
  (children listed in table 3 below)
Buried 1776 (Apr 8) Stourton


Mary Edwards
John Markey
Baptised 1723/4 (Mar 1) Stourton
Married 1751 (May 29) Mere
  (children listed in table 4 below)
Buried 1795 (May 25) Mere


Elizabeth (Betty) Welch
Baptised 1733/4 (Jan 18) Mere
Buried 1796 (Nov 14) Mere
Philip Markey
Baptised 1726 (Jul 10) Stourton
Married 1747/8 (Jan 5) Stourton
  (children listed in table 2 below)
Buried 1766 (Jan 12) Stourton


Grace Kelloway*
Baptised 1723 (Sep 19) Mere
Buried 1788 (Apr 9) Stourton
Patience Markey
Baptised 1734 (Dec 26) Stourton
Married 1765 (Nov 2) Stourton
Buried 1805 (Sep 28) Fonthill Gifford


Thomas True (or Trew)
Buried 1802 (Jun 19) Fonthill Gifford
Thomas Markey
Baptised 1738 (Apr 30) Stourton
Married 1760 (Sep 30) Stourton
Buried 1789 (Feb 2) Mere


Mary Stone

2. Children of Philip Markey and Grace Kelloway (see table 1 above)

John Markey
Baptised 1750 (Nov 22) Stourton
Married 1771 (Sep 2) Kilmington
  (children listed in table 5 below)
Buried 1817 (Sep 25) Stourton


Elizabeth Rutley*
Baptised 1750 (Apr 27) Kilmington
Buried 1838 (Feb 27) Stourton

3. Children of William Markey and Mary Edwards (see table 1 above)

Elizabeth Markey
Baptised 1752 (Dec 10) Stourton
Married 1789 (Nov 17) Stourton
Buried 1819 (Apr 4) Stourton


James Francis
Mary Markey
Baptised 1754 (Dec 1) Stourton
Married 1789 (Feb 23) Stourton

Buried 1828 (May 25) Stourton


John Bradden
Baptised 1747/8 (Mar 21) Stourton
Buried 1840 (Apr 22) Stourton
Sarah Markey
Baptised 1756 (Oct 10) Stourton
Married 1777 (Mar 31) Stourton
Buried 1818 (Jun 18) Mere


Jonathan Carter
Buried 1830 (Feb 13) Mere
William Markey
Baptised 1761 (Sep 27) Stourton
Married 1790 (Sep 29) Stourton
  (children born Maiden Bradley/Horningsham)
Buried 1817 (Jul 10) Milborne Port, Somerset


Jane (Jenny) Miles

Buried 1829 (Mar 19) Milborne Port, Somerset
Susanna Markey
Baptised 1764 (May 13) Stourton
Buried 1779 (Oct 14) Stourton
Rebecca Markey
Baptised 1766 (Dec 7) Stourton

4. Children of John Markey and Elizabeth Welch (see table 1 above)

James Markey
Baptised 1749 (Sep 22) Mere (as James Welch)
Married 1773 (Jul 31) Gillingham, Dorset
  (children listed in table 6 below)
Buried 1804 (Sep 18) Mere


Ann Mullens
Baptised 1750 (Dec 5) Mere
Buried 1826 (May 31) Mere
John Markey
Baptised 1754 (Nov 3) Stourton
Married 1778 (Oct 15) Mere
  (children listed in table 7 below)
Buried 1836 (Jul 11) Mere


Jane (Jenny) Arnell
Baptised 1758 (Jan 13) Mere
Buried 1845 (Aug 1) Mere
William Markey
Baptised 1758 (Mar 15) Mere
Married 1785 (May 17) Mere
Buried 1837 (Feb 15) East Knoyle


Ann Perfect
Baptised 1750/1 (Mar 17) Mere
Robert Markey
Baptised 1760 (Nov 16) Stourton
Buried 1791 (Sep 26) Mere
Jane Markey
Baptised 1764 (Jul 29) Stourton
Philip Markey
Baptised 1766 (Apr 27) Mere
Buried 1779 (Jul 7) Mere

5. Children of John Markey and Elizabeth Rutley (see table 2 above)

Thomas Markey*
Baptised 1773 (Nov 28) Stourton
Married 1795 (May 5) Stourton
  (one child baptised in Stourton)
Buried 1861 (Apr 5) Stourton


Sarah Davis
Baptised 1767 (Feb 10) Stourton
Buried 1846 (May 3) Stourton
John Markey
Baptised 1775 (Dec 31) Stourton
Married 1799 (Mar 25) Stourton
  (children listed in table 8 below)
Buried 1846 (Apr 26) Stourton


Elizabeth Bishop
Baptised 1773 Stourton or Kilmington
Buried 1830 (Sep 21) Stourton
William Markey
Baptised 1778 (Jan 11) Stourton
Married 1799 (Nov 25) Stourton
  (children listed in table 9 below)
Died 1851 (Jul 21) Combe Martin, Devon


Ann Rutley
Baptised 1778 (Sep 20) Stourton
Died 1867 (Jun 27) Combe Martin, Devon
Elizabeth Markey*
Baptised 1780 (Mar 31) Stourton
Married 1799 (Dec 26) Stourton
Buried 1848 (Feb 20) Stourton


Thomas Tabor
Buried 1851 (Jul 1) Stourton
Joseph Markey*
Baptised 1784 (Jan 18) Stourton
Married 1809 (Feb 13) Stourton
  (children listed in table 10a below)

Married 1848 (Nov 6) Stourton
  (children listed in table 10b below)
Died 1862 (Jan 13) Stourton


Lydia Trimby
Baptised 1787 (Mar 18) Maiden Bradley
Buried 1841 (Mar 13) Stourton
Ann Maria Pitman
Baptised 1808 (Jun 5) Witham Friary, Somerset
Buried 1864 (Jan 10) Stourton
Susanna Markey
Baptised 1790 (Nov 17) Stourton
Married 1818 (Dec 31) Stourton
Buried 1823 (Jan 30) Stourton


John Elliott (or Ellett)
Buried 1868 (Mar 7) Stourton
James Markey
Baptised 1792 (Apr 9) Stourton



6. Children of James Markey and Ann Mullens (see table 4 above)

James Markey
Baptised 1777 (Jun 22) Mere
Married 1801 (Oct 12) Mere
  (several children baptised in Mere)
Buried 1859 (Mar 15) Zeals


Sarah Fry
Baptised 1779 (Jul 9) Mere
Buried 1861 (Jan 16) Zeals
Ann Markey
Baptised 1779 (Sep 8) Mere
Married 1800 (Oct 16) Mere
Buried 1811 (Apr 3) Mere


William Love
Buried 1847 (Sep 16) Zeals
Elizabeth Markey
Baptised 1782 (Jan 5) Mere
Philip Markey
Baptised 1785 (Jan 16) Mere
Married 1806 (Oct 21) Mere

Married 1845 (Jun 18) Kilmington
Died 1866 (Jan 4) Zeals


Ann Matthews
Died 1844 (4th Qtr) Zeals
Emma Chandler (née Shepherd)
Died 1880 (Jun 25) Zeals
Ann Markey
Baptised 1779 (Sep 8) Mere
John Markey
Baptised 1788 (Apr 24) Mere

7. Children of John Markey and Jane Arnell (see table 4 above)

Sarah Markey
Baptised 1781 (May 14) Mere
Married 1806 (Oct 1) Mere
Buried 1816 (Nov 22) Mere


John Green
Philip Markey
Baptised 1783 (Nov 4) Mere
Married 1816 (Feb 25) Mere
  (four children baptised in Mere)
Buried 1859 (Apr 7) Mere


Anna (or Hannah) Hayter

Buried 1826 (Dec 11) Mere
Hannah Markey
Baptised 1789 (Jan 12) Mere
Married 1819 (Dec 24) Mere
Died 1873 (1st Qtr) Mere


William Sheppard
Buried 1851 (Jun 9) Zeals
John Markey
Baptised 1793 (May 15) Mere
Married 1813 (Dec 27) Mere
  (several children baptised in Mere)
Married 1836 (Nov 28) Hackney, London
  (several children born in central London)
Died 1868 (4th Qtr) Holborn, London


Martha Cross
Baptised 1795 (Jul 12) Mere
Grace Jones
Born about 1810 Bangor, Wales
Died 1860 (4th Qtr) City of London

8. Children of John Markey and Elizabeth Bishop (see table 5 above)

Catherine (Kitty) Markey
Baptised 1800 (Mar 30) Stourton
Married 1820 (May 22) Stourton
Buried 1856 (Jul 11) Zeals


James Moores
Buried 1870 (Sep 10) Zeals
Ann Markey
Baptised 1803 (Dec 26) Stourton
Married 1828 (Apr 7) Mere
Buried 1874 (Jul 21) Zeals


Thomas Moores
Buried 1870 (Jun 8) Zeals
James Markey*
Baptised 1805 (Dec 1) Stourton
Married 1833 (Apr 25) Stourton

Married 1840 (1st Qtr) Frome, Somerset
Died 1866 (3rd Qtr) Birkenhead, Cheshire


Susanna Lear
Buried 1838 (Nov 10) Marston Bigot, Somerset
Dinah Lear
Died 1894 (4th Qtr) Birkenhead, Cheshire
Charles Markey*
Baptised 1808 (Jun 6) Stourton
Married 1833 (Nov 21) Stourton
  (children listed in table 12 below)
Buried 1879 (Sep 28) Englishcombe, Somerset


Elizabeth Matthews
Baptised 1806 (Dec 26) Mere
Buried 1882 (Mar 16) Englishcombe, Somerset
John Markey*
Baptised 1810 (Jul 22) Stourton
Married 1830 (Dec 6) Mere
  (children listed in table 11 below)
Buried 1892 (Mar 25) Stourton


Phoebe Carter
Baptised 1809 (Apr 30) Mere
Buried 1891 (Sep 3) Stourton
Elizabeth Markey
Baptised 1812 (May 3) Stourton
Married 1834 (Nov 16) Stourton
Buried 1890 (Jan 25) Stourton


William Feltham
Buried 1871 (Oct 4) Stourton
William Markey
Baptised 1814 (Nov 13) Stourton

9. Children of William Markey and Ann Rutley (see table 5 above)

Matilda Markey
Baptised 1801 (Dec 26) Stourton
Married 1847 (Feb 3) South Molton, Devon

Died 1879 (Mar 9) Combe Martin, Devon


John Creek*
Baptised 1802 (Jan 24) Combe Martin, Devon
Died 1872 (Mar 22) Combe Martin, Devon
William Markey
Baptised 1806 (Jun 8) High Bray, Devon
Married 1848 (Dec 2) North Molton, Devon
  (one daughter, who died aged 14)
Died 1853 (Oct 9) High Bray, Devon


Ann Leworthy*
Baptised 1820 (Oct 1) High Bray, Devon
Buried 1895 (Jun 30) High Bray, Devon
Mary Ann Markey
Baptised 1812 (Oct 16) High Bray, Devon
Married 1831 (Apr 5) Kings Nympton, Devon
  (children listed on Venn surname page)
Died 1888 (Sep 7) Shaldon, Devon


William Venn
Baptised 1809 (Nov 19) Kings Nympton, Devon
Died 1880 (Apr 24) Shaldon, Devon
Eliza Markey
Baptised 1814 (Jun 29) High Bray, Devon
Married 1852 (1st Qtr) Barnstaple, Devon

Died 1895 (Jun 17) Combe Martin, Devon


John Daniel
Baptised 1815 (Sep 3) Shirwell, Devon
Buried 1901 (Aug 14) Combe Martin, Devon
Isabella Markey
Baptised 1816 (Dec 29) High Bray, Devon
Married 1842 (Mar 31) High Bray, Devon

Buried 1901 (Feb 28) Kentisbury, Devon


George Tucker
Baptised 1819 (Jan 9) Goodleigh, Devon
Buried 1897 (Apr 12) Kentisbury, Devon

10a. Children of Joseph Markey and Lydia Trimby (see table 5 above)

Mary Markey
Baptised 1809 (Sep 17) Kilmington
Married 1837 (Jan 26) Stourton

Buried 1874 (May 27) Stourton


Charles Tabor
Baptised 1814 (Jan 2) Stourton
Buried 1895 (Jun 22) Stourton
Charlotte Markey
Baptised 1812 (Mar 29) Stourton
Married 1843 (Apr 17) Stourton

Buried 1881 (Aug 8) Wylye


William Yeo
Born about 1815 Swimbridge, Devon
Buried 1865 (Mar 31) Wylye
Elizabeth Markey
Baptised 1815 (Jan 29) Stourton
Buried 1842 (May 2) Stourton
Henry Markey
Baptised 1816 (Aug 25) Stourton

10b. Children of Joseph Markey and Ann Maria Pitman (see table 5 above)

Henry Markey
Baptised 1849 (Nov 26) Stourton
Died 1864 (Oct 23) Stourton

11. Children of John Markey and Phoebe Carter (see table 8 above)

Frederick Markey
Baptised 1831 (Jan 9) Stourton
Married 1868 (Jul 10) Dungarvan, Waterford
  (two children born in Mere area)
Buried 1912 (Sep 21) Mere


Alice Fitzgerald
Born about 1836 Dungarvan, Waterford
Died 1911 (2nd Qtr) Mere
Thomas Markey
Born about 1833 Zeals
Married 1856 (Dec 25) Stourton
  (several children born in Penselwood)
Died 1925 (1st Qtr) Penselwood, Somerset


Jane Clark
Baptised 1836 (Sep 11) Bourton, Dorset
Buried 1906 (Oct 11) Penselwood, Somerset
James Markey
Baptised 1836 (Apr 3) Stourton
Married 1863 (Aug 31) Stourton
  (several children born in Zeals)
Died 1919 (2nd Qtr) Zeals


Jane Brown
Born 1841 (3rd Qtr) Mere
Buried 1902 (Jul 8) Zeals
John Markey
Baptised 1838 (Apr 19) Stourton
Married 1864 (Jun 25) Stourton
  (several children born in Zeals)
Buried 1904 (Sep 8) Zeals


Charlotte Moors
Born 1846 (1st Qtr) Mere
Buried 1913 (Mar 11) Camberwell, London
Elizabeth Markey
Baptised 1840 (Jan 20) Stourton
Married 1860 (Apr 9) Stourton

Died 1931 (2nd Qtr) Wincanton, Somerset


John Biggs
Born 1837 (Apr 12) Easterton
Buried 1891 (Nov 7) Stourton
Samuel Markey
Baptised 1845 (May 11) Stourton
Married 1866 (Jun 4) Stourton
  (at least one child born in Penselwood)
Buried 1936 (May 27) Stourton


Elizabeth Eavis
Baptised 1847 (Feb 7) Stalbridge, Dorset
Buried 1930 (Sep 16) Stourton
William Markey
Baptised 1848 (Apr 9) Stourton
Buried 1872 (Jun 10) Stourton

12. Children of Charles Markey and Elizabeth Matthews (see table 8 above)

Maria Markey
Baptised 1834 (Nov 16) Stourton
Uriah Markey
Baptised 1836 (Dec 4) Stourton
Married 1869 (Aug 22) Camerton, Somerset

Died 1880 (Apr 8) Bath, Somerset


Emma Edwards
Baptised 1845 (May 17) Camerton, Somerset
Died 1893 (4th Qtr) Bath, Somerset
Sophia Markey
Born 1839 (3rd Qtr) Stourton
Died 1905 (2nd Qtr) Bath, Somerset
Joseph Markey
Born 1841 (Nov 13) Stourton
Married 1867 (2nd Qtr) Bath, Somerset
  (four children born in Bath area)
Buried 1908 (Jul 2) Bath, Somerset


Ellen Sheppard
Born 1843 (1st Qtr) Figheldean
Buried 1902 (Jul 17) Bath, Somerset

Markey Families in Kilmington

The families listed below lived in Kilmington. We think that they are related to our own Markey line, but we have been unable to prove the connection. The only baptism of the earliest generation found in the surviving parish registers is that of John Markey, son of John and Eleanor Markey. Probate records (which we have not seen) suggest that Edward Markey was also a son of Eleanor. The family relationships are also uncertain in a few other places. Where baptism records are missing we have indicated below the most likely line of descent.

John Markey
Baptised 1686/7 (Feb 6) Kilmington
Married 1713 (Dec 1) Stourton
  (children listed in table 13 below)
Buried 1735 (Feb 12) Kilmington


Rebecca Garret

Buried 1758 (Oct 8) Kilmington
Edward Markey
Married 1711 (Apr 17) Stourton
  (children baptised in Kilmington)

Grace Garret
Buried 1730 (Jul 22) Kilmington

13. Children of John Markey and Rebecca Garret

Rebecca Markey
Baptised 1726 (Sep 9) Kilmington
Married 1754 (Nov 5) Kilmington


John Clement(s)
Buried 1797 (Sep 26) Kilmington
Patience Markey
Baptised 1729 (Jun 6) Kilmington
  (children listed in table 14 below)
Buried 1796 (May 31) Kilmington

14. Illegitimate Children of Patience Markey (see table 13 above)

John Markey
Baptised 1757 (Oct 9) Kilmington
Married 1791 (Oct 23) Stourton

Married 1794 (Oct 12) Stourton
  (children listed in table 15 below)
Buried 1833 (Mar 2) Kilmington


Susannah Collins
Buried 1792 (Apr 30) Kilmington
Elizabeth Parsons

Buried 1820 (Jun 21) Kilmington
David Markey
Baptised 1770 (Mar 25) Kilmington
Married 1803 (Jan 31) Kilmington

Buried 1803 (Jul 29) Kilmington


Sarah Viney
Baptised 1780 (Feb 13) Kilmington
Buried 1838 (Feb 7) Kilmington

15. Children of John Markey and Elizabeth Parsons (see table 14 above)

Ann Markey
Baptised 1796 (Oct 2) Kilmington
Married 1848 (Aug 28) Kilmington

Living in Kilmington at 1871 census


John Fricker
Baptised 1805 (Jun 9) Gillingham, Dorset
Buried 1878 (Aug 28) Kilmington
Thomas Markey
Born about 1798 Kilmington
Married 1827 (Oct 27) Ditcheat, Somerset


Married 1831 (Jun 20) Mere
  (two children baptised in Mere)
Buried 1847 (Oct 12) Kilmington


Elizabeth Boyce
Born 1796 (Dec 18) Ditcheat, Somerset
Buried 1830 (Jan 31) Kilmington

Ann Parfitt
Baptised 1796 (Feb 27) Silton, Dorset
Buried 1859 (Nov 27) Kilmington
Elizabeth Markey
Born about 1799 Kilmington
  (children listed in table 16 below)
Buried 1852 (Apr 12) Kilmington
Sarah Markey
Born about 1801 Kilmington
Married 1823 (Jul 6) Kilmington
Living in Bristol at 1861 census


Charles Green
Buried 1840 (Jun 14) Charlton Musgrove, Som
Mary (Ann) Markey
Baptised 1803 (Aug 28) Kilmington
Buried 1821 (Jul 6) Kilmington
John Markey
Baptised 1806 (Apr 20) Kilmington
Married 1833 (Sep 5) Kilmington
  (children born in Kilmington and Mells)
Buried 1878 (Jun 29) Mells, Somerset


Harriet Pinchen
Baptised 1811 (Jun 30) Mells, Somerset
Buried 1898 (Sep 30) Mells, Somerset
George Markey
Baptised 1809 (Feb 5) Kilmington
Married 1835 (Aug 31) Kilmington
  (one son baptised in Witham Friary)
Buried 1836 (Feb 15) Kilmington


Mary Edwards
Baptised 1810 (Apr 22) Witham Friary, Som
Buried 1899 (Jun 21) Kilmington
Susan Markey
Baptised 1809 (Feb 5) Kilmington
  (children born in Salisbury and Kilmington)
Buried 1889 (Apr 6) Kilmington

16. Illegitimate Child of Elizabeth Markey (see table 15 above)

Edwin Markey
Baptised 1824 (Mar 29) Kilmington
Married 1848 (Feb 17) Kilmington
  (children listed in table 17 below)
Buried 1884 (Sep 16) Kilmington


Charlotte Davis
Born about 1824 Horningsham
Buried 1909 (Oct 6) Kilmington

17. Children of Edwin Markey and Charlotte Davis (see table 16 above)

Frederick Markey
Born 1850 (Sep 1) Kilmington
Married 1870 (Dec 27) Bristol, Gloucs
  (two children born in Bristol area)
Died 1881 (Nov 20) Kilmington


Emma Rogers
Born about 1848 in Bristol area
Charles Markey
Born 1855 (Apr 10) Kilmington
Married (date and place unknown)
  (children born in Malvern and Birmingham)
Died 1914 (Nov 27) Birmingham, Warwicks


Emma Hanney (or Anney)
Baptised 1850 (Nov 10) Mathon, Worcs
Died 1931 (Dec 27) Birmingham, Warwicks
Louisa Markey
Born 1860 (Mar 5) Kilmington
Married 1883 (Jan 4) Kilmington

Died 1947 (Feb 5) Kilmington


Sidney Bishop
Born 1857 (1st Qtr) Kilmington
Died 1937 (Feb 7) Kilmington

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