Monica Kanellis <monica.kanellis@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi, Paul

I am hoping you can add my family data to your Westleigh site in case it helps other researchers (and in the hope some of them can further mine).

My great great grandfather John Lock, a blacksmith, was christened in Westleigh in 1795 under the name John Lock Bowden. He was the “base born” child of Elenor Bowden who later (in 1798) married John’s father, Samuel Lock, in Westleigh. Samuel and Elenor had at least 5 other children in Westleigh, Frances (christened 1802), Mary (christened 1805), Samuel (christened 1809), William (christened 1813), and Thomas (christened 1817). Frances married a Humphrey Brown in Westleigh in 1825 and had at least 5 children (Humphrey, Sarah, Samuel, Eleanor, and William). Samuel was a ship smith and seems to have left Westleigh prior to 1833. He raised his family primarily in Bideford. Thomas married Catherine Hicks in 1838 in Westleigh and had at least 2 children. I don’t know what became of William and Mary.

Samuel is buried in the churchyard at St. Peter with his parents, Nathaniel and Frances (Lake) Lock. I haven’t yet found where Elenor was christened or buried, but she seems to be the Elenor Lock buried in Westleigh in 1835.

John Lock married for the first time in 1816, using the name John Lock Bowden, to Mary Howe. They had at least two children, Mary Ann (christened as Mary Ann Bowden) and Hannah Lock. Mary died in Westleigh in 1836 and John married a second wife, a widow, Catherine Hutchings (daughter of John Carder) in 1839. By this time, he had dropped the Bowden part of his surname. I am not aware of any children of this marriage. Catherine died in 1842 and John then married Emma (Carder) Cann (daughter of William Carder and Catherine Hutchings Carder, a widow, previously married to Simon Carder) in 1844 in Barnstaple. They had at least 4 children in the Westleigh and Instow areas (Ellen, Emma, Thomas, and Charles William).

If anyone has information on the Locks, Carders, Hutchings, or Cann families, I would be very interested to hear it.

Best regards,


ID: I45410

•Name: Nathanial LOCK

•Sex: M

•Birth: 1735 in Winkleigh, Devon

•Death: 07 MAY 1782 in Westleigh, Devon


Nathanial Lock grave monument: legible names and details

full name age birth death relationship notes

Nathanial Lock 51 1731 1782 first name on monument

Frances Lock 50 1732 1782 wife of Nathanial Lock

Samuel Lock 62 1770 1832 son of Nathanial Lock

Father: Charles LOCK b: 1691 in Iddesleigh, Devon

Mother: Ellinour

Marriage 1 Frances LAKE b: ABT 1732•Married: 13 NOV 1763 in Wemworthy, Devon

Children1.Has Children Samuel LOCK b: 1769 in Winkleigh, Devon

2.Has No Children Frances Lock b: 1767 in Winkleigh, Devon

3.Has No Children Mary Lock b: 1765 in Winkleigh, Devon