Gidley, John

Gidley, John

Male 1787 - 1860

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  • Name  Gidley, John  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Born  1787  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7, 9
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1860  [6, 7, 8
    Person ID  I236  Wallace-Greiner Family Tree
    Last Modified  2 May 2014 

    Father  Gidley, Oliver,   b. 11 Apr 1764, Spreyton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Chagford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  May, Elizabeth,   b. 29 Sep 1766, Chagford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Chagford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  28 Oct 1788  Drewsteignton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F113  Group Sheet

    Family  Negus, Hannah Mosher,   b. 29 Jul 1790, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1860, Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  09 Nov 1809  Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Gidley, Alvira (Elvira),   b. 1822, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850
     2. Gidley, John Richmond,   b. 1824, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Gidley, Hannah Vienna,   b. 1825, New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Gidley, Henrietta A,   b. 09 Jul 1827, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1902, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F112  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • There is some confusion as to where John Gidley was born. Info shows his father as being born & dying in England but his son John being born in Massachusetts, USA. Either John was born in England & immigrated to US or his father Oliver immigrated to US & would probably have died in the US instead of England.

      Last name: Gidley
      This name achieved fame during the period of the English Civil War (1640 - 1651), Bartholomew Gidley of Gidleigh, Devon, rendering a particular service to King Charles II, in the period before his restoration in 1660. This probably refers to the King's escape after the battle of Worcester in 1651, when for three weeks he was hidden in the Devon-Dorset area. The family received as a reward the grant of arms and a silver medallion in 1671. The origination is from the hamlet of Gidleigh deep in the forest on the edge of Dartmoor between Chagford and Okehampton. The place is ancient and even today, mysterious. It was first recorded in 1156 a.d. as 'Gidelia', the translation from the Olde English being 'the place (leah) of the Gydda tribe'. Geddinge in Kent and Gedding in Suffolk have the same meaning. The Gidleys of Gidleigh held large estates in Devon, the spelling of their surname being interchangeable. However in or about 1690 the spelling settled as Gidley. The village was 'enclosed' in the 16th century and many tenants were dispossessed and scattered around the country. These people took (or were given) as their surname, the name of their former village. Examples of the surname recordings include Bartholomew Gidley who married Joane Northleigh at Alphington, Devon, on November 27th 1637, whilst on October 1st 1678, another Batholomew, who himself was the son of Bartholomew (but which one?), was christened at Gidleigh on October 1st 1678. The blazon of the coat of arms of Gidley of Gidleigh has a gold field, charged with a black castle inside a black bordure bezantee. The crest is a gold eagle. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Bartholomew Gydleye, which was dated April 27th 1548, christened at South Tawton, Devon, during the reign of King Edward VI, known as 'The boy king' 1547 - 1554.

  • Sources 
    1. [S99] 1820 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com OperationsInc, 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Fourth Census of the United States, 1820; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33, 142 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Censu;;), Year: 1820; Census Place: Dartmouth, Bristol, ;Massachusetts; Roll:M33_47; Page: 570; Image: 311..
      Residence date: 1820Residence place: Dartmouth, Bristol,Massachusetts, United States

    2. [S35] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,Inc., 2005.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432,;;), Year: 1850; Census Place: Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; Roll:M432_309; Page: 412; Image: 403..
      Birth date: abt 1787Birth place: MassachusettsResidence date:1850Residence place: Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts

    3. [S100] 1840 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1840. M704, 58;;), Year: 1840; Census Place: , Bristol, Massachusetts; Roll: 178; Page:314..
      Residence date: 1 June 1840Residence place: Dartmouth, Bristol,Massachusetts, USA

    4. [S101] 1830 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1830. M19, 201;;), Year: 1830; Census Place: Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; Roll: 59;Page: 354..
      Residence date: 1830Residence place: Dartmouth, Bristol,Massachusetts

    5. [S3] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network.Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;;), Ancestry Family Trees.
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    6. [S1] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2006;;), Database online..
      Record for John Gidley

    7. [S1] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2006;;), Database online..
      Record for Henrietta Gidley

    8. [S1] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2006;;), Database online..
      Record for Hannah Vienna Gidley

    9. [S1] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2006;;), Database online..
      Record for Oliver Gidley

    10. [S3] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network.Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;;), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=10235156&pid=341111697

    11. [S27] Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2011;;), Database online..
      Record for Hannah V Gidley