John Skelton and Elizabeth Stabb
John Skelton was baptised 3rd July 1808 St Andrew Plymouth, son of John Skelton and
Beatrice Tallack
.

Elizabeth Stabb was baptised 4th February 1810 St Andrew Plymouth daughter of John
Stabb and Mary Tarring [FMP]

Marriage: 3rd February 1833 at St Andrew, Plymouth, Devon. Witnesses were Edward Craggs
and Emma Richards.

Children:

Beatrice Skelton
baptised 29th December 1833. Father a carpenter of Basket Street. Married
John William Hooper 1856?

John Skelton baptised 10th June 1838, St Andrew Plymouth. Father a dockyard ?? of basket
Street.

Richard Skelton baptised 19th January 1840 St Andrew Plymouth. Father a joiner of Basket
Street.
Richard was admitted to the Greenwich Hospital School [National Archives Kew
records search. No dates given]
Married Mary Jane Hellings, 9th September 1860, St Andrew
Plymouth?

James Williams Stabbs/Stibbs Skelton baptised 28th February 1841. Father a joiner of
Basket Street. Buried 6th November 1842 aged 1 year 9 months.

George Tallack Skelton born 7th August 1843 baptised 1st October 1843 . Father a joiner of
Duke Street. Married Emma Jane Irish 1869.

William Henry Bowden Skelton baptised 22nd April 1845 at St Andrew Plymouth. Father
John a joiner of Market Street, Devonport. Married Elizabeth Anscott 17th August 1873 [FMP]


Death: John Skelton aged 38 of Basket Street died and was buried on 13th December 1846.

Census:

1841: Basket Street. John Skelton aged 30 carpenter, Elizabeth aged 30, Beatrice aged 8,
John aged 3, Richard aged 2, James aged 3 months, John Thomas a mariner aged 17
[nephew], Henry Thomas aged 12, Mary Thomas aged 9.

1851: Elizabeth Skelton widow aged 40, needleworker is residing at 3 Basket Street, St
Andrews Plymouth with children Beatrice aged 17 dressmaker, John 13 servant, Richard 11
scholar, George 7 scholar, William 5, Beatrice, mother-in-law a laundress aged 67,
John
Thomas, widower, lodger aged 52 Greenwich pensioner [her sister's husband] Mary Ann
Thomas aged 19 milliner, Samuel Stevens widowed shipwright,  James Stevens aged 4.

1861: 4 Basket Street,  Beatrice Skelton aged 80, former laundress is head and Elizabeth
aged 50, housekeeper, John Thomas brother-in-law aged 63, and sons John, George and
William Skelton.

1871: 4 Holycross Lane, St Andrew Plymouth. Elizabeth aged 59, a lodging house keep.

1881: 2 Hoy Cross Lane. Elizabeth is aged 70 is a lodging house keeper.