The Family of Samuel Hares
(1763-1815)
of
Shipham, Somerst, England

by Jeffrey L. Thomas

Parish records indicate that Samuel Hares was baptized at the church in Shipham on 1 May 1763 and was the son of Joseph and Mary Hares. Parish records also show that a Samuel Hares married Fanny Lovell in 1784, and the widowed Samuel Hares later married Susanna Wookey in 1793. Samuel died in 1815 at the age of 53 and was buried in the parish cemetery on 19 November 1815. His widow Susanna appears in the 1841 and 1851 census of Shipham. In the latter return she is described as a "pauper" living with her unmarried daughter Elizabeth.

Family Group 1 Relationships Born Christened 1841 Census 1851 Census Comments
Samuel Hares and his wife Fanny Lovell           married 25 Oct 1784, St. Leonard's, Shipham
Samuel Hares Husband ca. 1763 1 May 1763     buried 19 Nov 1815, Shipham, Age 53
Fanny Lovell 1st Wife          
Sophia Hares Daughter ca. 1786 26 Nov 1786      
Robert Hares Son ca. 1791 22 Aug 1791      
             
Family Group 2            
Samuel Hares and his wife Susanna Wookey           married 26 Dec 1793, St. Leonard's, Shipham
Samuel Hares Husband ca. 1763 1 May 1763     buried 19 Nov 1815, Shipham, Age 53
Susanna Wookey 2nd Wife ca. 1771 Dec 1771 70 80  
Samuel Hares Son ca. 1796 25 Dec 1796      
Mary Hares Daughter ca. 1798 20 Nov 1798      
Israel Hares Son ca. 1800 2 Mar 1800 40 52 married Mary Ann Collins 26 Mar 1823, died 25 May 1883, Nantyglo, Wales
Mary Hares Daughter   12 Apr 1807     could this be the same daughter Mary christened in 1798?
Ann Hares Daughter   12 Apr 1807      
Peter Hares Son   12 Apr 1807     probably the Peter Hares who married Elizabeth Hares, 26 Mar 1823
Elizabeth Hares Daughter ca. 1813 25 July 1813 25 38 unmarried, living w/mother Susanna 1841/51 census, Shipham

History of Shipham Parish, from The Heart of Mendip, by Francis A. Knight
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