John Markes

Male 1620 - 1706  (86 years)


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  • Name John Markes 
    Born 1620  Padstow, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation mariner 
    _UID 211EBAADEC484437AC1B9C989D8093BCBC19 
    Died Apr 1706  Bideford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 Apr 1706  Bideford St. Mary Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4472  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 23 May 2020 

    Father John Marke,   b. Abt 1590 
    Mother Synnate Brond,   b. Abt 1590 
    Married 24 Jun 1618  Padstow, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Johane Rudge,   b. 1618, Bideford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1646, Bideford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1642  Bideford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Philippa (Philip) Markes,   b. 1645, Bideford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1692, Bideford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F1737  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Beale,   d. Sep 1692, Bideford, Devon, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 5 Dec 1655  Bideford St. Mary, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Markes,   b. 1661, Bideford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1729, Bideford, Devon, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Thomas Markes,   b. Jan 1668, Bideford, Devon, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1670, Bideford, Devon, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2020 
    Family ID F1756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Seems to be the "John Marke" bap. Padstow, Cornwall 18 Mar 1620, parents John Marke and Sennate (or Synate) Brond (Braund)

      Signed Protestation Oath of 1642 at Bideford (as John Markes)

      http://thewharves.org/history/east-the-water-businesses/
      Way of the Wharves Project
      "John Davie, Bideford’s Premier Merchant
      The northern part of the Royal Hotel is amongst the oldest structures in Bideford, for it originated as the house of Bideford's principle merchant, John Davie, of Orleigh Court, in Buckland Brewer, who used it as a town house. The oldest parts of the structure date from c. 1688, and the building is the most significant dwelling marked on a plan of c. 1717, which also shows it was fronted by quay, complete with traffic flow control, through separate entrances and exits. At this period the river's deeper water channel flowed against the eastern shore, making this quay accessible for handling larger vessels.


      Though details of Davie's business affairs in the arena of the tobacco trade are more widely known, his diverse business portfolio also included involvement in the Newfoundland trade.


      Whilst trade was flourishing, merchants seemed to have seen officialdom as a brake upon enterprise, resisting efforts for a governor to be appointed in Newfoundland. However, once conflict with the French became an issue, those same merchants, Davie amongst them, began to make their voices heard, in a clamour for official assistance.


      In March 1687 John Davie features on a petition, along with neighbouring merchants, George Strange and John Marks, and their relatives, John Buck and George Buck. They, together with other Bideford merchants, had several ships bound for Newfoundland, already at Milford [Pembrokeshire], and sought a convoy to accompany them as a matter of urgency."


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      Record Transcription:
      Devon, Port Books
      First name(s) John
      Last name Markes
      Role Merchant
      Year 1680
      Event date 25 May 1680
      Vessel name Resolution
      Registry port Bideford
      Administration port Barnstaple
      Trade type Overseas
      Import or export Import
      Master's first name George
      Master's last name Darracott
      Merchant's first name John
      Merchant's last name Markes
      Vessel departure port Cadiz, Spain
      Vessel destination port Bideford
      Person who kept records Customer
      Summary of taxable cargo 12 ton of oil in 34 pipes, 30 cwt of raisins solis in 16 barrels, 40 cwt of great raisins in 80 seames, 75 cwt of figs in 100 bar, 40 wey of Spanish salt, 8 cwt of cork.
      Register language English
      County Devon
      Country England
      Archive reference E 190/958/5
      Event type Customs Port Book
      Record set Devon, Port Books
      Category Education & work
      Subcategory Merchant Navy & Maritime
      Collections from England, Great Britain

      First name(s) John
      Last name Markes
      Role Merchant
      Year 1680
      Event date 25 May 1680
      Vessel name Providence
      Registry port Bideford
      Administration port Barnstaple
      Trade type Overseas
      Import or export Import
      Master's first name Thomas
      Master's last name Prust
      Merchant's first name John
      Merchant's last name Markes
      Vessel departure port Cadiz, Spain
      Vessel destination port Bideford
      Person who kept records Customer
      Summary of taxable cargo 26 cwt of raisins solis in 14 barrels, 40 cwt of great raisins in 78 seames, 50 wey of Spanish salt, 3 cwt 2 qtrs of cork.
      Register language English
      County Devon
      Country England
      Archive reference E 190/958/5
      Event type Customs Port Book
      Record set Devon, Port Books
      Category Education & work
      Subcategory Merchant Navy & Maritime
      Collections from England, Great Britain


      Record Transcription:
      Devon, Port Books
      First name(s) John
      Last name Mark
      Role Merchant
      Year 1682
      Event date 26 Dec 1682
      Vessel name Happy Return
      Registry port Bideford
      Administration port Barnstaple
      Trade type Overseas
      Import or export Import
      Master's first name George
      Master's last name Darracott
      Merchant's first name John
      Merchant's last name Mark
      Vessel departure port Lisbon, Portugal
      Vessel destination port Barnstaple
      Person who kept records Controller
      Summary of taxable cargo Sugar, rice, figs, feathers, oranges & lemons, wine.
      Register language English
      County Devon
      Country England
      Archive reference E 190/961/1
      Event type Customs Port Book
      Record set Devon, Port Books
      Category Education & work
      Subcategory Merchant Navy & Maritime
      Collections from England, Great Britain
      Transcriptions © Nimrod Research

      Record Transcription:
      Devon, Port Books
      First name(s) John
      Last name Marks
      Role Merchant
      Year 1683
      Event date 15 Oct 1683
      Vessel name Guift
      Registry port Barnstaple
      Administration port Barnstaple
      Trade type Overseas
      Import or export Import
      Master's first name Thomas
      Master's last name Chapple
      Merchant's first name John
      Merchant's last name Marks
      Vessel departure port Newfoundland
      Vessel destination port Barnstaple
      Person who kept records Controller
      Summary of taxable cargo Newfoundland train oil, dry fish.
      Register language English
      County Devon
      Country England
      Archive reference E 190/961/1
      Event type Customs Port Book
      Record set Devon, Port Books
      Category Education & work
      Subcategory Merchant Navy & Maritime
      Collections from England, Great Britain


      Lease, incomplete, and release (with copy) and bond, for ¾ of Colscott
      This record is held by North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)

      See contact detailsTitle: Lease, incomplete, and release (with copy) and bond, for ¾ of Colscott
      Reference: 1843-4/4-7
      Description:
      John Fortescue of Parkham, gent. to John Markes, sen. of Bideford, merchant
      Date: 1688
      Held by: North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust), not available at The National Archives
      Language: English



      John Markes the elder, merchant; lease and counterpart, 1694   John Addams, carpenter,...
      This record is held by North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)

      See contact detailsReference: BBT/A1/b/Bundle 61
      Description:
      John Markes the elder, merchant; lease and counterpart, 1694
       
      John Addams, carpenter, of Launceston; lease, 1702
       
      Eliz: Knowlman, widow; lease, 1710




      John Marks
       in the England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858
      Name: John Marks
      [Johannis Marks] 
      Probate Date: 7 Jun 1707
      Residence: Bideford, Devon, England
      Source Citation
      The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 495

      Will dated 2 April 1706
      John Marks, mariner
      kinswoman Susanna Dunn, and her son William Dunn
      kinsman John Kittowe (Kittowe of Padstow, Cornwall; see notes for daughter Philippa and son John)
      mentions granddaughter Patience Whitfield, wife of John Whitfield, and great-granddaughter Elizabeth Whitfield;
      granddaughter Elizabeth Vernam;
      Sarah Marks wife of his son John Marks, and their children William, John, George and Elizabeth Marks.
      Executor was his son John Marks.