Rebecca DAMON[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
Female 1789 - 1869

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  • Birth  Abt 1789  Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 10
    Gender  Female 
    Address  1841  Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address  1851  Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation  1861  Dressmaker/ Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died  26 Feb 1869  Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  02 Mar 1869  Fleet Church, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Person ID  I310  Family Tree
    Last Modified  03 Apr 2015 
     
    Father  ? DAMON 
    Family ID  F140  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Jacob STANTON,   b. Abt 1782, Upwey, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1860, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary STANTON,   b. Abt 1805, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth STANTON,   b. Abt 1807
     3. Jacob STANTON,   b. Abt 1808
     4. William STANTON,   b. Apr 1809, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1872, Southampton, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jane STANTON,   b. Abt 1811, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rebecca STANTON,   b. Abt 1814, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. James STANTON,   b. Feb 1816, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 1893, Weymouth, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. John STANTON,   b. 14 Feb 1818, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jan and Mar 1877
     9. Martha STANTON,   b. Abt 1818, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1903, Weymouth, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Henry STANTON,   b. Abt Dec 1820,   d. Abt Dec 1820
     11. Charles STANTON,   b. Apr 1822, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1822, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Richard STANTON,   b. Abt 1823, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Eliza STANTON,   b. Feb 1826, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1832, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Francis Damon STANTON,   b. 1829, Fleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, Buninyong, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F139  Group Sheet
     
  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1789 - Fleet, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1869 - Fleet, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 02 Mar 1869 - Fleet Church, Fleet, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Jacob Stanton & Rebecca Damon gravestone at Fleet, Dorset, England
    Jacob Stanton & Rebecca Damon gravestone at Fleet, Dorset, England
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    Jacob Stanton & Rebecca Damon gravestone at Fleet, Dorset, England
    Jacob Stanton & Rebecca Damon gravestone at Fleet, Dorset, England
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  • Notes 
    • 12/14
      Alot of work done on identifying who Rebecca was. We know she was Rebecca "DAMON" from her son Francis' marriage certificate. The only DAMON female born/baptised in 1789 in Fleet was "Jane" Damon. Born to John and Rebecca DAMON. Current thinking is that this "Jane" came to be known as "Rebecca" after her mother, especially since 4 yrs later another "Jane" DAMON appears to have been born to the same parents. Having spent a significant amount of time cross checking all possible records to weed out other potential matches I'm now left with one other possibility.

      The parish records database has TWO Jane DAMON's, both baptised the same day 29 Nov 1789. One in Fleet and the other in Broadway. Records show two different sets of parents:
      Jane DAMON; 29 Nov 1789; Fleet; John & Rebecca
      Jane DAMON; 29 Nov 1789; Broadway; Robert & Betty

      That Jane DAMON, born to John and Rebecca DAMON in Fleet in 1789 is indeed our Rebecca DAMON who went on to marry Jacob STANTON.
      Also in 1861 census Rebecca is listed as living with her "Niece" Mary Ann HARRIS - further research reveals that she was daughter of Hannah DAMON (and John HARRIS), who was William DAMON's daughter. At the moment no evidence to show William was Rebecca's brother though, but the "Niece" comment would suggest it.

      Still no marriage record for Jacob and Rebecca nor too for Rebecca's parents. I suspect that when Fleet church was washed away in the 1829 storm surge many records were lost.

      12/11
      Regarding the "Mary HARRIS" living with Rebecca STANTON in the 1861 census...

      Unable to definitively locate "Mary HARRIS; bc1851" on any census record beyond 1861.

      The 1871 census does have a record (RG10 piece 2411 folio 64 page 14) for a "Mary HARRIS" (bc1853; Melbury? Dorset) with her father ("John HARRIS; (widower); bc1835; Sherborne; Dairyman") in Pendomer near Yeovil, Somerset. A visitor to them recorded is "Martha BARGE; bc1805 or bc1860 (whether age is 66 or 11), Halstock, Somerset)".

      The 1881 census then has two "BARGES" - "Susan C BARGE; bc1860, Fleet; Dairywoman Ag Lab" and "Madeline D BARGE; bc1881, Fleet"; visiting the family of John HARRIS (bc1824; Hinton St George, Somerset; Farm Bailiff") and Hannah HARRIS who live in Middle Fleet, Dorset.

      Hinton St George is about 6km west of Pendomer.

      Unclear at this stage whether any of these similarities mean anything, or if these records are relevant in any way to the "Mary HARRIS" living with Rebecca STANTON in the 1861 census, If she was, as recorded in the 1861 census, Rebecca's "Niece". Then perhaps finding who her mother was will help also reveal Rebecca's background.

      11/08
      Rebecca (74) a Dressmaker, appears on the 1861 census for Fleet with her niece?! Mary Harris? (10) a scholar. A John and Hannah Harris live nearby and are also on the census.

      06/06
      Only DAMON record for 1789 in Fleet is for birth of Jane DAMON. Interestingly though her mother is Rebecca. And the names Jane/ Rebecca/ John in the record (below) all reappear as names of our Rebecca's children. Could our Rebecca have been "Jane Rebecca" but just gone by the name of Rebecca as suggested by Brenda in 06/05?

      Here is the record... British Isles VRI CD has:

      DAMON, Jane Christening
      Gender: Female
      Christening Date: 29 Nov 1789 Recorded in: Fleet, Dorset, England
      Father: John DAMON
      Mother: Rebecca
      Source: FHL Film 1279496 Dates: 1776 - 1804

      And if though christened "Jane" she did go by the name of Rebecca (her mother's name) maybe that became accepted so much so that her parents also christened their next daughter "Jane" - presumably to actually be known as "Jane".

      If this proves to be true then these are the rest of her siblings:

      DAMON, Sarah Chr 1779 Engl Dors Fleet
      Fa: John DAMON
      Mo: Rebecca
      DAMON, Christopher Chr 1781 Engl Dors Fleet
      Fa: John DAMON
      Mo: Rebecca
      DAMON, John Chr 1783 Engl Dors Fleet
      Fa: John DAMON
      Mo: Rebecca
      DAMON, Jane Chr 1789 Engl Dors Fleet
      Fa: John DAMON
      Mo: Rebecca
      DAMMON, Henry Chr 1792 Engl Dors Fleet
      Fa: John DAMMON
      Mo: Rebecca
      DAMON, Jane Chr 1793 Engl Dors Fleet
      Fa: John DAMON
      Mo: Rebecca
      DAMMON, Martha Chr 1797 Engl Dors Fleet
      Fa: John DAMMON
      Mo: Rebecca

      A Sarah DAMON (who would be the right sort of age match to the Sarah DAMON in the above list) had a child in 1801 in Fleet, but no father is recorded:
      DAMON, Augustin Chr 1801 Engl Dors Fleet
      Fa:
      Mo: Sarah DAMON

      Also still a few DAMONs in Fleet 30 years later but no connection can be established at this time?.
      DAMON, John Chr 1829 Engl Dors Fleet
      Fa: John DAMON
      Mo: Sarah
      DAMON, William Chr 1835 Engl Dors Fleet
      Fa: William DAMON
      Mo: Sarah
      DAMON, Susannah Chr 1838 Engl Dors Fleet
      Fa: William DAMON
      Mo: Sarah

      06/05
      Evidence unearthed by Brenda
      G'day Mark,
      I've been taken a look at the Damon entries on the Familysearch IGI website and came across a few entries that I'd passed over previously. There are 3 christenings at Fleet for daughters of a John & Rebecca Damon.
      Sarah Damon - Gender: Female Christening: 03 JAN 1779 Fleet, Dorset, England
      Jane Damon - Gender: Female Christening: Christening: 29 NOV 1789 Fleet, Dorset, England
      Martha Damon - Gender: Female Christening: 12 FEB 1797 Fleet, Dorset, England
      As Francis Stanton's marriage certifcate named his mother Rebecca Damon I have disqualitied this Jane Damon's christening previously but am now thinking this may well be Rebecca's christening.
      I have come across other individuals who were baptised with one name but who went by another and this may well be the case with Rebecca. Yes - she was clearly named Rebecca on her's and Jacob's headstone but the Christening year of 1789 matches with her age of 80 in 1869 upon her death.
      I'd appreciate your opinon on this. cheers, Brenda brendaatozramp net au

      02/05
      Speculation that Rebeccas surname may have been "Damon" "Darmon" or "Dammon?".
      Email from Brian Woolaston: "I have searched high and low for a marriage for Jacob and Rebecca without success, not helped by the fact that for the year when I thought that their marriage took place, the Fleet registers appear to be missing. Also my attempts at deducing who Rebecca was suggest that she was Rebecca Damon rather than Rebecca Read."
      "Also, I think that Jacob and Rebecca had three other children to those listed - Mary b.1805, Elizabeth b. 1807 and Henry b. 1820."
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S42] 1841 Census, STANTON, Jacob; & family; HO107; Piece: 284; Book: 19; Civil Parish: Fleet; County: Dorset; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 5; Page: 4; Line: 1; GSU roll: 241339
      .
      Given Name; Surname; Age; Estimated Birth Year; Gender; Birth City; Birth County

      Jacob Stanton 57 abt1784 Male Dorset
      Rebecah Stanton 54 abt1787 Female Dorset
      Richard Stanton 18 abt1823 Male Dorset
      Francis Stanton 12 abt1829 Male Dorset

    2. [S26] 1861 Census, STANTON, Rebecca; bc1789; RG09 piece 1350 folio 129 page 28.
      Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Disability Where Born

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      STANTON, Rebecca Head Widow F 74 1789 Dressmaker Fleet Dorset
      HARRISS, Mary Niece Unmarried F 10 1851 Scholar Fleet Dorset

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      RG number: RG09
      Piece: 1350
      Folio: 129
      Page: 28

      Registration District: Weymouth
      Sub District: 2 Melcombe Regis
      Enumeration District: 12
      Ecclesiastical Parish:
      Civil Parish: Fleet
      Municipal Borough:
      Address: Fleet, Fleet, Sutton
      County: Dorsetshire

    3. [S45] Gravestone, STANTON, Jacob and Rebecca's gravestone; Fleet Churchyard, Dorset, England.
      Gravestone inscription:
      In affectionate rememberance of
      Jacob Stanton
      who departed this life
      September 24th 1860
      in the 77th year of his age
      And of
      Rebecca his wife
      who departed this life
      Feby 26th 1869
      in the 81st year of her age
      Also
      their three children
      Henry, Charles and Eliza
      who died in their infancy
      "Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him"

    4. [S13] 1851 Census, STANTON, Jacob; b1784; & family; HO107 piece 1857 folio 160 page 35;.
      Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Disability Where Born

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      STANTON, Jacob Head Married M 67 1784 Mason Upway Dorset
      STANTON, Rebecca Wife Married F 63 1788 Fleet Dorset
      STANTON, Richard Son Unmarried M 27 1824 Mason Fleet Dorset
      STANTON, Francis Son Unmarried M 22 1829 Mariner Fleet Dorset

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      RG number: HO107
      Piece: 1857
      Folio: 160
      Page: 35

      Registration District: Weymouth
      Sub District: Weymouth
      Enumeration District: 1&2
      Ecclesiastical Parish: Saram
      Civil Parish: Fleet
      Municipal Borough:
      Address: Noarth Town, Fleet
      County: Dorsetshire

    5. [S48] Parish Records, STANTON, John; James; 1816; & Martha 1818; Dorset History Centre; Dorset Parish Registers; Reference: PE/FLE..
      Name Baptism Date Parish Father's Name Mother's name
      John & James Stanton 15 Feb 1816 Fleet Jacob Stanton Rebecca Stanton
      Martha Stanton 19 Oct 1818 Fleet Jacob Stanton Rebecca Stanton

    6. [S48] Parish Records, STANTON, Rebecca; 1814; Dorset History Centre; Dorset Parish Registers; Reference: PE/FLE
      .
      Name: Rebecca Stanton
      Baptism Date: 6 Feb 1814
      Parish: Fleet
      Father's Name: Jacob Stanton
      Mother's name: Rebecca Stanton


    7. [S48] Parish Records, STANTON, Rebecca; bc1789; Burial 1869; Dorset History Centre; Dorset Parish Registers; Reference: PE/FLE
      .
      Name: Rebecca Stanton
      Birth Year: abt 1788
      Age: 81
      Burial Date: 2 Mar 1869
      Parish: Fleet


    8. [S48] Parish Records, STANTON, William; bc1809; Baptism 1809; STANTON, Jane; bc1811; Baptism 1811; Dorset History Centre; Dorset Parish Registers; Reference: PE/FLE: RE 1/1
      Ancestry.com. Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]..
      Name: William Stanton
      Event Type: Baptism
      Event Date: 30 Apr 1809
      Parish: Fleet
      Father's Name: Jacob Stanton
      Mother's name: Rebecca Stanton

      "William, son of Jacob and Rebecca STANTON, publickly baptised 30th April 1809"

      Name: Jane Stanton
      Event Type: Baptism
      Event Date: 18th August 1811
      Parish: Fleet
      Father's Name: Jacob Stanton
      Mother's name: Rebecca Stanton

      "Jane, daughter of Jacob and Rebecca STANTON, publickly baptised 18th August 1811"

    9. [S12] Marriage Certificate, STANTON Francis Damon; & LOGIER, Letitia; 1864.

    10. [S19] England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;), DAMON, Rebecca.
      England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906.