Joy Clist, d. 1935

John Clist

John Clist

Male 1835 - 1891  (~ 56 years)

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  • Name John Clist 
    Christened 25 Jan 1835  Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Aug 1891  Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Age: 56 
    Buried Orchard Portman Churchyard, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1  Clist Connections
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2020 

    Father Lord Luttrell 
    Relationship Putative 
    Mother Mary Clist,   c. 29 Jan 1815, Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Manfield,   c. 10 Apr 1836, Sheldon, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1918  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 03 Apr 1861  Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Clist,   b. 12 May 1862, Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 May 1934  (Age 71 years)
     2. Elizabeth Ann Clist,   b. 1865,   d. 17 May 1931  (Age 66 years)
     3. Frank Clist,   b. 05 Mar 1867,   d. 4 Oct 1954, Chelmsford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Ellen Clist,   b. 1869,   d. 7 Apr 1953  (Age 84 years)
    +5. Lucy Clist,   b. 1871, Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mark Clist,   b. 1872,   d. 26 Jul 1899  (Age 27 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 19 May 2008 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 25 Jan 1835 - Hemyock, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Apr 1861 - Hemyock, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 56 - 20 Aug 1891 - Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Orchard Portman Churchyard, Taunton, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Clist
    John Clist
    This is the only known photograph of my great-great grandfather John Clist, Blacksmith of Shoreditch, Taunton, who passed away in 1891 aged 56 years. The red mark is damage on my copy of the photograph. Trevor Clist (Canada) has an undamaged copy of this photograph.

    Documents
    Marriage Certificate for John Clist and Elizabeth Manfield
    Marriage Certificate for John Clist and Elizabeth Manfield
    Married 3 April 1861 in the Parish Church, Hemyock. John Clist is a Blacksmith residing in St Mark Magdalene, Taunton. Elizabeth is a Servant living in Hemyock. Witnessed by Sarah Manfield, and "the mark of" John Manfield, Elizabeth's father. Presumably John Manfield was illiterate and unable to sign his name. His occupation is Labourer, which presumably means an agricultural worker.
    Death Certificate for John Clist 1891
    Death Certificate for John Clist 1891
    Died 20 August 1891 in Shoreditch, aged 56. Notice lodged by Frank Clist (aged 24 at the time), one of John's sons, who was present at the death and was living at 44 Ashmead Road, St Johns, London. John is buried in Orchard Portman Churchyard, together with his wife Elizabeth. Their eldest son George and his wife Mary are buried nearby in a triple grave with their daughter Helen Joy.
    Probate and Will for John Clist 1891
    Probate and Will for John Clist 1891
    The last Will and Testament of John Clist of Shoreditch near Taunton signed 6 Sep 1890 bequeathing his tools and implements of trade to his sons George Clist and Mark Clist, and all the residue oh his property both real and personal to his wife Elizabeth. John died on 20 Aug 1891. Probate granted 1 Sep 1891, gross value of personal estate 284.

    Histories
    John Clist (b. 1835) and his family
    John Clist (b. 1835) and his family
    by Roger Clist
    My great-great-grandfather John Clist was born in 1835 in Hemyock, Devon. As Civil Registration of births started on 1 July 1837, we do not know his birth date. However, I have obtained his marriage certificate, which confirms he was aged 26 when he married on 3 Apr 1861. I have subsequently found from parish records that he was christened on 25 Jan 1835. But this also revealed a big surprise!

    Feature Articles
    The Forge and the Ivy Cottage
    The Forge and the Ivy Cottage
    This page describes my fascination with two ancestral homes at Shoreditch, Taunton. The Forge was the cottage beside the old Smithy which was once occupied by George and Mary Clist and family, and then by Ted and Emily Rossiter once George and Mary had moved to their new house Ivy Cottage which was built a short distance down the road. Both homes are still there, having passed to new owners; also the old Smithy, but its use has been changed.

    Folios
    Navigating to Shoreditch and Orchard Portman Churchyard
    Navigating to Shoreditch and Orchard Portman Churchyard
    by Roger Clist
    Finding the Church of St Michael at Orchard Portman can be very difficult. You can see the church steeple from all around, but no roads seem to lead there. Here are maps and navigation instructions for visiting the Clist graves and homes. Click PDF button to download all pages.

  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Parish Record, Hemyock, Devon, The Deanery of Dunkeswell CDROM, (Devon Family History Society).

    2. [S1] George Clist Family Bible, George Clist, and possibly Dorothy his daughter, 3.
      "Dear Father, John Clist died 20th day of August 1891
      Aged 56 years, laid to rest O. Portman Churchyard"
      Written by eldest son George Clist, aged 29 at the time that his father passed away.

    3. [S24] Death Certificate.
      Died of "chronic bronchitis, asphyxia". Son Frank Clist (24) was present, and registered the death the next day.