Josiah married his first wife, Joan, in Wimborne Minster. When she died, on 2 January 1785,
all their children were grown up (the youngest, John, was then fifteen) and he was left alone.
Less than two years later, Josiah married his second wife, Mary, with whom he had two more children.
|Parents||Josiah Lockyer||*10 April 1732||14 June 1752|
|Joan Pinton||*15 March 1728|
|Children||Elizabeth||*18 May 1755|
|Jane||*15 April 1757|
|Mary||*26 December 1759|
|James||*12 May 1762|
|Hannah||*12 June 1764|
|John||*8 December 1769|
'Sherring' the surname of Josiah's second wife, Mary, is also recorded with the spelling 'Shering' and
is almost certainly that of the present day Shearing family. Several Shearing graves can be found in the
churchyard of St Michael and All Angels at Verwood.
|Parents||Josiah Lockyer||*10 April 1732||29 December 1786|
|Children||Simon||24 February 1788|
|Jane||6 July 1791|