Charles Langworthy 1755 - 1793/8

Charles, the son of Charles Langworthy, was baptised at Exeter St Mary Steps on 31 March 1755.

At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to Joseph Clapp, Taylor, on 12 Sept 1769. (from Company of Weavers, Tuckers, Fullers & Shearmen records at Devon Local Studies Library at Exeter ref: 58/7/9/3/3). The Indenture (in Devon Record Office, Exeter) is “between Charles Langworthy, son of Charles Langworthy of the City of Exeter,
Fuller and the said Charles Langworthy the father, of the one part and Joseph Clapp of the same City, Taylor, of the other part” and binds Charles Langworthy, the son, as apprentice for 8 years.

On 20 Sept 1778 at Exeter St Mary Steps, Charles Langworthy, Taylor, married Mary Melluish, spinster, by Banns, in the presence of John Teague. (Charles signed and Mary made her mark).

Baptisms of children of Charles and Mary Langworthy at Exeter St Mary Steps:

24 Jan 1779 John Teague
9 or 19 Apr 1780 Charles, buried 19 July 1780.
26 Aug 1781 Jane
28 Feb 1783  Sarah, buried 8 Nov 1784.
1 Jan 1786  Charles
12 Sept 1787  Henry, married 1816, drowned 1845/51.

Baptisms of children of Charles and Mary Langworthy at Exeter St Mary Major:

30 Aug 1789  William
26 May 1793  Elizabeth
26 May 1793  Mary Ann, (Mary dau of Charles & Mary buried 2 Aug 1793 at St Mary major).

We have not found the burial of Charles. The family were still living in the Parish of St Mary Major in 1798 when the Indenture of his son Henry “ a poor child of the Parish of St Mary Major of about the age of 13 years” is between the Guardians of the Poor of the City of Exeter and James Cox of the Parish of Kingswear, Fisherman”, so it would seem likely that Henry’s father had already died.

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