William Oliver1

#16606, (s 1730 - c 1797)
ChartsWilliam Oliver (born ~1730) & Ann Wilson - collapsible 6 generation descendant chart
Ancestors of Sarah Oliver (my line)
Ancestors of John Andrew Linton (John's line)
Ancestors of Robert McClive Linton (Lois' line)

Children of William Oliver and Ann Wilson

Life Events

BirthWilliam Oliver was born say 1730.
The date is a guess, assuming a marriage age of about 25. 
MarriageHe married Ann Wilson on 7 May 1755 in Stockleigh English, Devon.
The parish register noted that William was of Cheriton Fitzpaine. The witnesses were John Whitton and William Wilson. [Stockleigh English was a tiny parish that bordered Cheriton Fitzpaine on the west. Only two marriages were recorded there in 1755]2 
Note.On 15 June 1764, there is a record of William Oliver, Butcher, of Cheriton Fitzpaine, taking on an apprentice named William Mogride.3 
(Widowed) Burial.His wife Ann was buried in 1766, the same day their infant son Richard was baptised.4 
WillWilliam Oliver wrote a will dated 22 Dec 1796.
William Oliver of Cheriton Fitzpaine, butcher.
To my son Richard Oliver £70.
To my 2 grandsons William Oliver and John Oliver £5 each when 21.
My 2 sons John and Richard all my estate of land and fee simple in town of Cheriton Fitzpaine called Pynes.
Residue to my 2 sons John and Richard, joint exrs.
Witnesses: William Maunder, Richd Hewish, Grace Tucker.5
DeathWilliam died circa 1797.5
ProbateHis estate was proved on 26 Jan 1798 in Archdeaconry Court of Exeter by executors John and Richard Oliver.5 
Last Edited16 Dec 2014


  1. Microfilm of the Parish Register of Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon, 1610-1835 (Family History Library, 0916835) "from children's baptisms."
  2. Transcript of the Parish Register of Stockleigh English, Devon, 1606-1837 (Family History Library, film #0,917,532), William Oliver & Ann Wilson marriage, 1755.
  3. UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811. Images viewed at Ancestry.com. Original data:
    Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Books, Series IR 1; The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.
  4. Microfilm of the Parish Register of Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon, 1610-1835 (Family History Library, 0916835).
  5. Will and Administration of William Oliver of Cheriton Fitzpaine, 22 December 1796, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Exeter, 26 January 1798. Information from Typescript of Devonshire wills, 1600-1800, which were taken from the abstract manuscripts made by Olive M Moger at the Exeter Probate Registry, prior to the destruction of the originals during the war. FHL film #0916875.