The Cranborne Lockyers

Josiah Lockyer

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.

Josiah and Joan's family

ParentsJosiah Lockyer*10 April 173214 June 1752
Joan Pinton*15 March 1728
ChildrenElizabeth*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.

Josiah and Mary's family

ParentsJosiah Lockyer*10 April 173229 December 1786
Mary SherringUnknown
ChildrenSimon24 February 1788
Jane6 July 1791

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