(Abt 1728-1787)
ROCKETT, William
(Abt 1759-1840)
ROCKETT, John Gould
(1781-After 1851)


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MINIFIE, Mary (Maria)

ROCKETT, John Gould 2 3

  • Born: 1781, Wiveliscombe, Somerset County, England
  • Christened: 13 Apr 1788, St. Andrews Parish, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England
  • Marriage: MINIFIE, Mary (Maria) on 8 Jun 1828 in Wiveliscombe, Somerset County, England 1
  • Died: After 1851, Wiveliscombe, Somerset County, England

bullet  General Notes:

Adopted son of William and Ann Rockett.

Information about the name John Gould:
1831 05 Jan Gould James Baker Wiveliscombe - imprisoned 1573
1831 13 Apr Gould John Baker - sentence 7 years Bridgwater Quarter Sessions
1831 29 Jun Gould John - Somerset Quarter Sessions
The occupation of baker is common to Rocket and John Gould.
Source: Terry, Govett family researcher


John married Mary (Maria) MINIFIE on 8 Jun 1828 in Wiveliscombe, Somerset County, England.1 (Mary (Maria) MINIFIE was born in 1781 in Wiveliscombe, Somerset County, England and died after 1851 in Wiveliscombe, Somerset County, England.)



1 Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Marriages (Wiveliscombe, Somerset County, England Parish Records). Surety: 3. Wiveliscombe Parish records indicate a marriage of John Rockett to Mary Minifie on 8 Jun 1828. Witnessing the marriage are Robert Routley and Philip Collard [relationship, if any, unknown].

2 St. Andrew's, Somerset Parish, Wiveliscombe Baptisms. Surety: 4. Record indicates a baptism of John Gould Rockett, "about 7 years old," son of William and Ann Rockett on 13 Apr 1788.

3 1851 England Census (Wiveliscombe, Somerset County, England). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 3. Lists John Rockett (age 70, b. Wiveliscombe) and wife Mary (age 70, b. Wiveliscombe), living in Wiveliscombe, England. It is highly likely that this is John Gould Rockett, as the birth year and birth place match perfectly. John is listed as a "cowkeeper."

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