Yarnscombe Shaddocks

by Philip Shaddock
The lineage that begins with the marriage of Richard Shattocke to Agnes Strellin (?) in Yarnscombe I call the "Yarnscombe Shattockes." Their male descendants subsequently raised families in the Devon villages of Fremington, Bideford, Warkleigh, and Burrington before the children of William Shaddock (1766-1856) scattered to the north and overseas to the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

To see where the Yarnscombe Shattockes (and the branches that emanate from them) fit on the Shattocke tree, click on this link to the Experimental Shattocke Phylogenetic Tree.

What is remarkable about the Yarnscombe Shattockes is that they appear to largely descend from the founder's son Thomas Shattocke (born in 1680). And the largest branch descends from an impoverished grandchild, George Shaddick (1715-1810). The following diagram shows the Yarnscombe Family Tree. Click it to enlarge it.
Descendants of North Molton Shattockes

We know that Richard Shattocke married in Yarnscombe, but we have no record of his birth. The parish records only go back to 1653 in Yarnscombe and the best guess is that he was born around 1640. 

DNA studies using advanced SNP testing make it certain Richard is a North Molton Shattocke descendant. The studies show that his closest relative among descendants who have been tested is John Shaddick, born 1751 in the village of Fremington, Devon and died in the village in Instow, Devon. I call the family John Shaddick founded, the Instow Shaddicks. 

The Yarnscombe and Instow Shaddicks belong to one of the main four or five branches of the Shattocke family. Their common ancestor lived about 1570 according to DNA estimates. He had a mutation called Y19716. This is the genetic name of the branch. A descendant of Y19716 is Donald Shaddick, who is from Bristol, Somerset. His ancestor in Bristol claimed on one census form to be born in South Molton (a village near North Molton). On another census form he claimed to be born in Bristol. 

Donald Shaddick DNA Results

Donald Shaddick has a somewhat ambiguous status as a "Devon" Shattocke. I think his statement that he was "from" South Molton might be a family story of an ancestor who lived in or near North Molton and moved to Bristol. The spelling of his last name, Shaddick, seems to confirm the family origin in Devon as the name was usually recorded with two "d's" in Devon. The other clue is the ending "-ick." North Molton is the only place in early parish records where the name was recorded as Shaddick, Shattick or Shatticke. In fact the "Shattick" form does not survive down to the present day. And all modern worldwide Shaddicks have genealogical paper trails that lead back to North Molton. What makes Richard Shaddick's status somewhat ambiguous is the fact his CDY double marker is 36-38, which values are typical of west Somerset Shattocks, not Devon Shattockes whose CDY marker values are 35-38. We will have to wait to see if his other markers align with west Somerset Shattocks when their STR extended results come back.

The Yarnscombe and Instow Shaddicks descendants share an SNP mutation called FGC43713. That sets them apart from Donald Shaddick. Descendants of the Yarnscombe Shattockes have a mutation called FGC43716 that sets them apart from the Instow Shaddicks. You can see this branching in the Shattocke Experimental Tree.

Mark Shaddick DNA Results

One of our DNA testers is Mark Shaddick, a New Brunswick Shaddick, who shares an ancestor with other Yarnscombe Shattockes. His common ancestor with Yarnscombe Shattockes was Thomas Shattocke born 1680 in Yarnscombe. Thomas's father was Richard Shattocke, founder of the Yarnscombe Shattockes. What is interesting about Mark Shaddick's DNA results is that they are quite different from the other North Molton descendants. We know he belongs with the Yarnscombe Shattockes because he has the FGC43716 mutation. But he is missing some of the key STR mutations that are signature markers for Yarnscombe Shattockes.  At the same time he appears to share some key markers with Massachusetts Shattucks. This similarity to Massachusetts Shattocke genetics may be the result of conversion, meaning the marker mutations were not inherited but independently occurred. But the fact is I counted six markers that Mark shares with the Massachusetts Shattockes and not with the North Molton Shattockes. What I think is possible is that he retains markers from a common ancestor with the Massachusetts Shattockes sometime previous to 1500 AD. This may be evidence that the North Molton Shattockes and the Massachusetts Shattucks share a more recent common ancestor than they do with other branches of the Shattocke family. That is an interesting theory because the Massachusetts Shattucks may come from the area around West Bagborough and Tolland in west Somerset. That makes them the closest branch of the Shattocke family to the North Molton Shattockes. I would assume that the common ancestor lived in west Somerset. However, there is another possibility. A Shattockes family researcher from the previous century, Clifford Ramiro Shaddick (1887-1956), who studied the parish records in Devon and Somerset, believed that the Shattockes emanated from North Molton. In other words he thought all living Shattockes were descendants of an immigrant Shattocke in North Molton sometime before 1500 AD. I just want to keep that theory alive in case evidence shows up in the coming year that corroborates the theory. In fact, I believe the evidence favors a Shattocke diaspora from west Somerset.

For a more complete profile of the Yarnscombe Shattockes we require more volunteers for DNA testing whose ancestors trace back to the 16th and 17th century. Contact me if you wish to participate in the research.

Speculative Ancestry of Richard Shattocke of Yarnscombe

We may never find parish records that show Richard Shattocke's descent from the founder of the North Molton Shattockes about 1520. Based on population estimates it is a safe assumption that the founder, John Shattick, was one of the earliest descendants of the founder of all Shattockes designated as Y16884 after the mutation had by all worldwide Shattockes. He lived in the 14th century so John Shattick may have been a great grandchild or great great grandchild of Y16884. 

John Shattick (1520-) North Molton
            Thomas Shattick (ca. 1545-) (Joan ca. 1545) North Molton
                        John Shattick (1567-) (Joan 1575) North Molton
                                        Philip Shattocke (1609-1687) North Molton - Tawstock
                                                        Richard Shattocke (ca. 1640-1706) (Agnes Strellin ca. 1640-1709)  Yarnscombe

Aside from the fact this genealogy is the best fit for the genealogical data, there are two key reasons why I think Philip Shattocke (1609-1687) might be the father of Richard Shattocke. One is the proximity of Tawstock to Yarnscombe. Yarnscombe is only 3 miles (5.8 km) from Tawstock. The other reason is that "John, Thomas and Philip" are common names in Yarnscombe Shattocke genealogies.

Richard Shattocke Descendants
Less speculative is the descent from Richard Shattockes of Yarnscombe. We have good parish records Richard and Agnes and their descendants.

Yarnscombe: Richard Shattocke ca. 1640-1706 (Agnes Strellin ABT 1640-1710)

YARNSCOMBE, a village and parish, 5 miles N.E. of Great Torrington, and 7 miles S. by E. of Barnstaple, contains 512 souls, and 3047 acres of land. There was anciently a chapel at Little Yarnscombe. Here is a small Wesleyan Chapel. The Parish Lands comprise 30 acres, called Ashridge, now let for about £20, which is carried to the churchwardens' accounts. 

           from White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Devonshire (1850)

The earliest Shattocke document I have been able to find is the record of the marriage of Richard Shattocke to Agnes Strellin in 1658.

The last two lines record the marriage of Richard Shattocke to Agnes Strellin (?) in 1659. This is the oldest record of the Shaddock / Shaddick lineage that originates in Devon's Yarnscombe village and eventually disperses worldwide from Burrington, Devon.

The document is in terrible shape. It is because we know that Richard Shattocke was married to Agnes from the birth records of their children, the first of which was born in 1662, that we know this is the Yarnscombe Shaddock lineage. And because his bride Agnes' maiden name appears only here in this record we can only guess how her name is spelled. Most transcribers think it is Strellin or Strellings. However there are no Strellins or Strellings that appear in previous or subsequent British records until 1820 (Strelling) and 1832 (Strellin). That makes it doubtful that Strellin or Strelling are correct. In any event the name does seem to be foreign, German possibly.

Richard Shattocke's name is also hard to read on the record. However other records of his name, that is baptism records of his children, consistently spell his name Shattocke.

There is no record of Richard Shattocke's birth in Yarnscombe. We do find a Richard Shattocke born in North Petherton, Somerset in 1639, which is about the right date. The problem is that the birth is more than 60 miles from Yarnscombe with natural and legal barriers in between. A more likely place of birth is North Molton, which is 15 miles away. There had been Shatticks living continuously in North Molton for at least 120 years. Perhaps DNA testing will confirm this as his birth place.

Richard and Agnes and six children. We know that two died in infancy, and the record keeping at this time of history was adversely affected by the civil war raging before the Interregnum, and then during the Interregnum. The odds of survival of children were terrible because the source of human disease was not understood birth conditions were highly unhygienic.  By age 16 sixty percent of children did not make it. Based on those odds, it is possible only two of the children survived. 

In fact the only one of his children that has left a footprint in the records is Thomas Shattocke, who appears to have moved to Fremington at some point in his life.

FremingtonThomas Shattocke (Shaddock) b. 1681 (Joan Stabledon b. 1685)

FREMINGTON, a large village, pleasantly seated on an acclivity south of the estuary of the Taw, 3 miles W. of Barnstaple, has in its parish 1326 inhabitants, and 6810 acres of land, including the village of Bickington, and many scattered farm-houses, &c. It was anciently a borough, and sent members to the parliament at Westminster in the reign of Edward III. In 1546, it was considered as part of Instow parish. Merchant vessels trading with Barnstaple usually anchor in the small creek of the Taw estuary, called Fremington Pill, or Pen-hill; and coal vessels discharge cargoes there. . The Church (St. Peter,) has a tower and five bells, and the vicarage... 

From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)

Thomas Shattocke was born in Yarnscombe, eight miles south of Fremington in 1681. In 1703, at the age of twenty-one he married Joan Stabledon in Alverdiscott. The marriage record says he is from Fremington, so he must have moved from Yarnscombe to Fremington sometime prior to 1703. Alverdiscott is 5 miles east of Bideford five miles south of Fremington, so these little villages are very close together. Daughter Elizabeth is born here as "Shaddock."

Thomas and Joan's first four children are born in Alverdiscott. That puts them in Alverdiscott between 1704 and 1711. They moved to Yarnscombe and had their son George in 1715. There is another boy on the baptism record, Richard, which would suggest they were twins. While this is certainly possible it is also possible the boys were born two years apart and were merely baptized on the same day. There is a four year gap between their fourth child and the "twins."

There is an even bigger gap to the next birth, Philip, in 1724. He is born in Fremington, so the family had moved once again. His son Philip would acquire the "Shaddick" spelling of the family surname when his baptism was entered into the parish records at Chittlehampton in 1762. That version of the family name would pass down all the way to the Shaddicks of New Brunswick, who still live in Canada's maritime province. The story of how I tracked down their ancestors is told on the page devoted to them:


Four years after Philip's birth, daughter Agnes is born four miles south in Horwood. All Thomas Shattocke's children appear to have had their surnames spelled "Shaddock."

Thomas Shattocke's family proved to be healthy and fruitful. The records show that four of his sons would carry on the family name in their own sons. The most prolific of them turned out to be the next descendant in the Yarnscombe Shaddock lineage, George Shaddick.


BidefordGeorge Shaddick 1715-1810 (Ann Paul b. 1716) (Elisabeth Weber 1723-)

BIDEFORD (ST. MARY), a sea-port, incorporated market-town, and parish, having separate jurisdiction, and the head of a union, locally in the hundred of SHEBBEAR, Great Torrington and N. divisions of DEVON, 39 miles (N. W. by W.) from Exeter, and 201 (W. by S.) from London; containing 5211 inhabitants, of whom 4830 are in the town. This place, called also Bytheford, of which its modern appellation is a variation, derives its name from being situated near an ancient ford on the river Torridge . . . after the revocation of the edict of Nantes, in 1685, many French Protestants settled in the town, and established the manufacture of silk and cotton; a great quantity of wool was imported from Spain, and, in 1699, its trade with Newfoundland was inferior only to that of London and Exeter . . . Ship-building is extensively carried on: during the late war, several frigates were launched at this port, and there are eight or ten dockyards, in which smaller vessels are built. The principal articles of manufacture are cordage, sails, and common earthenware; there are also several tan-yards, and a small lace manufactory. . . The free grammar school, of remote foundation, was rebuilt in 1657 . . . A charity school is supported by the trustees of the Bridge Estate, and by subscription; a building has likewise been erected for a national school." 

From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England (1844)

George Shaddick (1715-1810) was born in Yarnscombe and moved to Bideford when he married Ann Pall (b. 1716). After she died, probably in childbirth, he married Elisabeth Weber (1723-1751). George had twins with his wife Elizabeth, and they called their twins "George and Elizabeth." George also had a twin brother Richard (although it is possible the brothers were born a couple of years apart and were merely baptized on the same day).  There must have been hilarity when the twins were in the house.

George had remarried in Paignton, where his wife was born.   Paignton is another coastal town in Devon. But it is 70 miles away, on the other side of Devon, looking out across the English Channel. I wonder if George Shaddock was somehow connected with marine trade rather than farming. That is a huge distance from Bideford. He married Elizabeth Webber on June 30 of 1751. On January 26 of the following year, a child Joan is born. I'll save you counting the months: it was almost exactly 7 months after the marriage ceremony that the baby was baptized.  She was baptized in Paignton so we know George was living there, or at least his new wife was living there.  Indeed there is a record at the Devon Heritage Centre that throws light on this period of George's life. It is a removal order from officials at St John's Parish, Paignton. The order is to return George Shaddock, his wife and his daughter to Bideford. George was on parish welfare and St John's Parish wanted to return him to his own parish and let them bear the costs. The removal order must have been carried out because four years later the child Joan dies in Bideford. Why was he living so far away from Bideford? 

George was baptized as "Shaddock" but when he married Ann Paul in 1737 his name was entered on the marriage record as "Shaddick." (I have only seen the transcription though.) When he marries Elizabeth Webber in 1751, his name is rendered as "Shaddock." (Again I have only seen the transcription.) But on all his children's birth certificates his name appears as "Shaddick." George has three children by Ann Paul and six children by Elizabeth Webber.

George lived to the very old age of 95.  

Thomas Shaddock, the third child he had by Ann Pall, and the child who may have survived his mother at birth, became the latest Yarncombe Shaddock lineage descendant.

WarkleighThomas Shaddock 1740-1786 (Ann Podger 1740-1810)

"WARKLEIGH, or Warkley, 5 miles S.W. by W. of South Molton, is a scattered village and parish, containing 291 souls, and 2414 acres of fertile land, rising boldly from the Taw and Mole valleys, on the east and west. The heirs of the late Lord Rolle own most of the soil, and are lords of the manor, which was anciently held by the Raleigh family, and afterwards by the Martins, Audleys, and Bourchiers. J. Gould, Esq., the Rev. P.T. Johnson, and several smaller owners, have estates in the parish. The Church (St. John,) is a handsome structure, with a tower and three bells. It has several neat mural tablets, but only part of its richly-carved screen remains." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

The Burrington Shaddock lineage begins with Richard Shattocke ca. 1640 in Yarnscombe, Devon and ends with the scattering of Shaddocks and Shaddicks from Burrington, Devon to northern England, Australia, Illinois and Ontario. 

Thomas Shaddock (1740-1786) was born in Bideford and moved to Warkleigh sometime before 1758 when he married Ann Podger in St. John's, the church nestled in the rolling landscape. You can see the parish church at the center of this Google view of contemporary Warkleigh:

If you would like to explore the area using Google maps, clicks on the town tour link:

Town tour.

We do not have a lot of information about Thomas Shaddock, whom I shall call Thomas Shaddock senior because he had a son named after him. He was born in Bideford, the Atlantic sea coastal town. 

Thomas had two sisters born before him, Mary (born 1737) and Catherine (born 1739). His mother, Ann Pall (born 1716), died while he was still young. I am going to guess that she died in childbirth, either during Thomas' birth or another child one or two years later. 

When he became an adult, Thomas Shaddock moved to Warkleigh, about 20 km or 12 miles away from Bideford. It occurs sometime before 1758, because in that year he is married to Ann Podger (1740-1810). He is described as a "husbandman" on his marriage license, which means either that he was a tenant farmer or his job was to look after farm animals. We know that his son William (born 1766), who would move from Warkleigh to Burrington to found a Shaddock lineage there, could read and write because he signed his son's James marriage certificate. But his older brother James (born 1764) could not sign his own marriage certificate.  His wife Elizabeth Guard (1770-1851) could sign her own name. So he was rich enough to afford to send William to school. 

The only other fact we know about Thomas Shaddock senior is that he died very young, at the age of 46 in 1786, just a few days before Christmas. That left his widow Ann with a lot on her hands because there were at least eleven surviving children. The youngest, Joan, was four and the oldest, Grace was just twenty-six. 

There are apprenticeship contracts I have found for five of Thomas' children, beginning in 1776 with William Shaddock (my 4th great grandfather) age 10, then Ann in 1784 age 8, George in the same year age 9, Elizabeth in 1886 age 15; and Philip in 1788 age 9. These apprenticeship contracts provided cheap labour for area farmers, and a way to relieve the children's family of the burden of their care. A quitclaim I discuss as part of Thomas Shaddock Jr.'s bio below suggests the Shaddocks of Warkleigh were landowners. And William Shaddock, my 4th great grandfather, could read and write, suggesting his father was able to send him to school up to age 10 when he was forced out into the fields as a labourer. My suspicion is something drastic befell the family around 1776. Thomas Shaddock Sr. died relatively young in 1786. Was he injured? Did he have a long debilitating illness? We may never know. 

Thomas and Ann Podger's Children
Both classical paper-based genealogical research and DNA testing are helping us find out what happened to the descendants of Thomas Shaddock and Ann Podger of Warkleigh. Let's review what we know so far.

John Shaddock (1761-1838)
If Thomas Shaddock senior had actually owned a farm, his oldest son John would have inherited it. But in 1761 John Shaddock got married in Bishops Tawton, about 9 miles (14 km) northwest of Warkleigh.  His wife was Eleanor Brayley (born 1760).  He apparently moved to Chittlehampton some years later as his fourth child, Elizabeth Shaddock, was born there in 1799. And at some point he returned to Bishops Tawton, because he dies there in 1838 at age 76. His name was spelled "Shaddick" on his death record. He had three girls and one boy. 

James Shaddock worked as a labourer in Warkleigh. He had a son James born there in 1793. His son Thomas was born in Chittlehampton. 

James Shaddock (b. 1764)

James Shaddock was a sergeant. This picture from Wikipedia shows a 40th Foot sergeant in his parade colors.

In 1799, at the age of 35, he joined the army, the 40th Regiment of Foot. What caused him to join the army? He had had his fifth child in 1793 and had an uncertain economic footing as a field labourer. The year 1799 was the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars, so there would be active recruiting. If he was experiencing economic distress he chose a very dangerous occupation that would take him away from his family for years at a time. And as we will soon find out, he paid a heavy price for his military service.

It is interesting to note the regiment (40th Regiment of Foot) was originally raised in Nova Scotia out of units stationed in the West Indies and North America. It is probable that he shipped out to Nova Scotia and was stationed there. An article from Wikipedia picks up the story:

"The 40th was part of the force that attempted to capture Buenos Aires in 1806. After two years back in Britain, it was deployed to Spain and Portugal in what would become the Peninsular War, thus being one of only three regiments to serve throughout the entire Peninsula campaign. Briefly sent to Canada in 1814 during the War of 1812 (1812-15) it was soon recalled upon the ending of that conflict.

In 1815 the regiment was rushed to join with Wellington’s army just before the Battle of Waterloo commenced. Initially placed in reserve, they were later in the day moved to the centre of his line to a position near La Haye Sainte. They held firm all day and helped drive off Napoleon’s final massed infantry attack, ultimately losing 170 killed or wounded, including their commanding officer Major Arthur Rowley Heyland."

That was the decisive battle of the war and one of the bloodiest. It is amazing to think our ancestor may have played a part in it. His distant relative John Shaddick (1787-1853) was probably also at the Battle of Waterloo. Their common ancestor was their great grandfather and their homes were only 11 miles from each other. It is hard to know if they knew each other, but the descendants of their great grandfather may have lived in the same village, Chittlehampton.

An inflammation of his eyes robbed James of some or all of his eyesight, making him unfit for duty and qualified to be a Chelsea pensioner. (He probably convalesced in the Chelsea hospital in London where he was discharged from the army in 1816, returning to Devon and his family. His statement of service provides a description of what he looked like: "5'8", dark hair, hazel eyes, swarthy complexion, by trade a labourer." He was tall for men of his time. He must have been an imposing figure in his regimental colors. I bet he told a lot of stories of his travels to his relatives in and around Burrington, Devon. He probably shared stories of the rich and open lands in Canada with his brother William, whose grandson Thomas Mitchell Shaddock (1834-1912) would seek a better life in that distant land some years later. There were other Shaddocks and Shaddicks who would also seek opportunity in Canada.

At some point his son James Jr. (1793-1865) moved to Chulmleigh and may have died there. James Jr.'s daughter Mary Shaddick was born in Chulmleigh. She fell onto very hard times and appears to have spent most of her adult life in and out of the work house at South Molton in northern Devon. She would give birth to her two sons John and William in the work house. They would move to Bristol and William would found a Bristol Shaddicks family dynasty. Read about the Chulmleigh - Bristol Shaddicks here.

William Shaddock Sr. (1766-1856)
William Shaddock senior moved to Burrington, where his wife Mary Mitchell was born and lived. He would have sons and grandsons that eventually dispersed to the English colonies in the great Shattocke diaspora. I have devoted a whole page to William Shaddock Sr. and his children.

Thomas Shaddock Jr. (1769-1841)
Thomas junior would not marry Sarah Baker until three years after his father's death so he and his brothers and sisters would have been able to help sustain the household. Thomas junior would live for the rest of his life in Warkleigh and die at the age of 82. He is probably buried in the church yard of St. Johns. 

There is a very interesting document in the North Devon Records Office (South West Heritage Trust, Reference: 2309-3/50/11) regarding a quitclaim signed by Thomas Shaddock on June 26, 1794. A quitclaim is a document in a land transaction that releases the purchaser of the land from the possibility of legal action from a person who might have an interest or previous ownership in the property. This document provides evidence that the Shaddocks of Warkleigh were land owners in Warkleigh or the surrounding area. Is this land that was originally owned by Thomas Shaddock Sr.? Was the family once a landowner?

We know at least some of his descendants are living in the present, because an intrepid genealogist discovered a paper trail back to him. My friend Kelly Olsen was trying to help her friend Kate uncover her family tree but ran into trouble when the paper trail ended at Ann Shaddock, a granddaughter of Thomas Shaddock (1769-1841). And it was highly uncertain that the paper trail to Ann was correct! Ann had married John Jenkins Woolacott (b. 1819), whose mother Elizabeth Woolacott (b. 1800) had him out of wedlock. They were married in Chittlehampton but soon moved to Ann's home village of Warkleigh, where her husband began using his middle name as his last name: John Jenkins. The children were baptized with that name as well. It was common back then to use the biological father's last name as the middle name of his "illegitimate" child. It took a lot of work, but Kelly was able to eventually trace the descendants of Ann Shaddock to Wales and then to Pennsylvania in the U.S. Digging into archives for the state eventually added confirmation to her genealogical work. The capstone of her monumental effort was the result of an autosomal test of her friend Kate. The results came back with a match to a descendant of the Burrington Shaddocks living in Ontario, Canada: Ken Shaddock. (He is my fifth cousin.)

Richard Shaddock (1769-1812)
Richard Shaddock has the same baptism date as his brother Thomas, so it is quite possible they were twins. He also was born and buried in Warkleigh, but he must have lived in nearby Satterleigh because he hand children there. He had a daughter Martha Shaddock (1812-1894) who had a sister also baptized on the same day, so she may have been a twin as well. It is sad to note that Martha's father died in the same year as her birth. Martha Shaddock married Richard Samson in 1836. After having five children, they sought a better future for the family and sailed aboard the ship “Sir Edward Parry” to South Australia from London and Plymouth. Passengers included Richard Samson, wife and five children, also on board were William Chaddock and wife. Sherene, who provided this information, is my fifth cousin 1X removed.

Yarnscombe Shattocke Branches

Explore major branches in depth:

 Tawstock Shaddocks
The story of the descendants of James Shaddock (1722-1792) and Mary Lee (1726-) is embedded in the great social and economic revolution brought on by the industrial revolution. It makes a very interesting case history of the near devastation of a rural English family and their subsequent rise to the highest echelons of society in the space of a century and a quarter. 

Grantham Township, Niagara Shaddocks
The first Shaddock to settle in Ontario was Philip Shaddock, who is found living with his wife Mary in the Township of Grantham, now part of modern day St. Catharines, Ontario on the shores of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Peninsula. But they disappear without leaving a trace. It is possible Philip Shaddock was a Tawstock Shaddock, but not certain.

Chulmleigh - Bristol Shaddicks
The grandson of Thomas Shaddock (1740-1786) of Warkleigh settled in the village of Chulmleigh, a scant 4 miles from the Burrington Shaddocks. There James Shaddick (1793-1865) and his wife Sarah Hulland (1785-1829) had two boys and a girl. Eventually descendants moved to Bristol where a family dynasty thrived down to this day.

                    Burrington Shaddocks
William Shaddock sr. (1766-1856) moved from the tiny village of Warkleigh where he was born who is himself descended from Richard Shattocke (ca. 1640-1706) of Yarnscombe. This page tells the story of William Shaddock sr and has a clickable tree of his descendants. 

High Bickington Shaddocks 
William Shaddock, jr (1798-1865) was the oldest son of William Shaddock senior (1766-1856) of Burrington, Devon. He moved to High Bickington, Devon where he gave rise to a number of branches of Shaddocks and Shaddicks.

Paw Paw, Illinois Shaddicks
A son of William Shaddock, jr., George Shaddick (1831-1895) was born in High Bickington, but eventually made his home in Wear Gifford. He worked as a bargeman. He had a son Richard (Dick) Shaddick (1867-1947) who moved to Ontario and then on to Illinois, where he became a very successful farmer and raised a family.

The Warwick Australia and Toronto Shaddocks
Another son of William Shaddock junior, Richard Shaddock (1837–1906), moved to Chittlehampton, then Bishops Nympton, raising a family, eventually becoming a miller. He had sons who were skilled tradespeople that emigrated to eastern Austrailia  and sons who were farm labourers, who moved to Toronto.

Broken Hill Shaddocks
A third son of William Shaddock junior, James Shaddock (1853-1926) married in Bristol, Gloucester and worked for his wife's father as a merchant. It was a calling that he followed when he moved to a mining town in south western Australia called "Broken Hill."

Yorkshire and Western Ontario Shaddocks of Burrington
William Shaddock senior's son James Shaddock (1801-1865) lived in Burrington, Devon all his life working as a farm labourer. His sons left Burrington to pursue careers elsewhere, a gameskeeper in Devon, a miner in Yorkshire and a homesteader in Ontario.

Yorkshire Shaddocks
James Shaddock of Burrington had a son James jr. who began life as an agricultural worker. The industrial revolution in England and the rise of the railroads led to his migration up to the north of England in Yorkshire where he became a miner and raised a family.

Western Ontario Shaddocks
Thomas Mitchell Shaddock (1834-1912) was the son of a poor farm labourer in the heart of Devon who followed millions of English farmers to better opportunities in the British colonies. Along with his immediate relatives he traveled to the Canadian frontier and through his strength, tenacity and ambition built a family dynasty. 

Grand Rapids, MI Shaddicks and Rochester, NY Shaddocks
William Shaddock senior's youngest son Richard Shaddock (1807-1881) moved his family to London, Ontario. His sons moved to Rochester, NY; Detroit, Michigan; and Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
 

Genealogy

1 Richard Shattocke 1639-1706 (Agnes Strellin ABT 1640-1710)  
No birth record in Yarnscombe, but married there. It's possible he was born in Somerset, but there is little evidence. His descendants would spread about Northern Devon.
                
                 1.1 Richard Shattocke 1662-1664
       born and died in Yarnscombe

                 1.2 Elizabeth Shattocke b. 1664
                 born and died in Yarnscombe

                 1.3 Richard Shattocke b. 1671
                 born and died in Yarnscombe

                 1.4 Thomas Shattocke (Shaddock) b. 1681 (Joan Stabledon b. 1685)
                 born in Yarnscombe, died in Fremington, Devon

                                     1.4.1 Elizabeth Shaddock b. 1704

                                     1.4.2 Thomas Shaddock b. 1706 (Grace Slooman 1705-)
    
                                                            Thomas Shaddock 1734 –

                                     1.4.3  Hanna Shaddock b. 1708

                                     1.4.4  John Shaddock b. 1711–1790 (Eleanour Tanner ca. 1710-1781) 



                       
                                     1.4.5 George Shaddick 1715-1810 (Ann Paul b. 1716) (Elisabeth Weber 1723-)
                                               born Yarnscombe, moved to Bideford where he married Ann Pall. He was married a second time.
                                                  
                                                              Children of Ann Paul:
                                                             1.4.5.1 Mary Shaddock b. 1737
                                                                           born in Bideford

                                                              
1.4.5.2 Catherine Shaddock b. 1739
                                                                           born in Bideford

                                                              1.4.5.3 Thomas Shaddock 1740-1786 (Ann Podger 1740-1810)
                                                                           born in Bideford, died in Warkleigh

                                                                                     Children:
                                                                                     Thomas Shaddock 1759-1841 (Sarah Baker 1768 – 1845)
                                                                                      born and dies in Warkleigh
               
                                                                                                           Thomas Shaddock 1784-1859 (Anne Stedeford b 1786) 
                                                                                                           born and dies in Warkleigh

                                                                                      Grace Shaddock b. 1760 (Edward Baker)
                                                                                      born in Warkleigh

                                                                                      John Shaddock 1761-1838 (Eleanor Brayley b. 1760) 
                                                                                      born in Warkleigh, died in Bishops Tawton, Devonshire

                                                                                      James Shaddock b. 1764 (Elizabeth Guard 1770–1841)
                                                                                       born in Warkleigh

                                                                                       Richard Shaddock 1769-1812 (Joanna Kingsland)
                                                                                       born and died in Warkleigh

                                                                                      Elizabeth Shaddock 1771-1771
                                                                                       born and died in Warkleigh

                                                                              William Shaddock (1766-1856) (Sarah Hammet 1771-1854)
                                                                              born in Warkleigh, died in Burrington

                                                                                       George Shaddock b. 1775
                                                                                       born in Warkleigh

                                                                                       Ann Shaddock b. 1776
                                                                                       born in Warkleigh

                                                                                       Elizabeth Shaddock b. 1778
                                                                                       born in Warkleigh

                                                                                       Philip Shaddock  1779-1805
                                                                                       born and died in Warkleigh

                                                                                       Joan Shaddock  1782-1853 (John Ashelford)
                                                                                        born in Warkleigh, died in South Molton

                                                                        
                                                        Children of Elizabeth Webber:
                                                               1.4.5.4 Joan Shaddick 1752–1756

                                                               1.4.5.5 George Shaddick 1754–1757

                                                               1.4.5.6 Elizabeth Shaddick 1754– 

                                                               1.4.5.7 Joan Shaddick 1757– 

                                                               1.4.5.8 Sarah Shaddick 1759– 

                                                               1.4.5.9 George Shaddick 1762– 

                                                                1.4.5.10 George Shaddick 1771– 

                                       1.4.6 Richard Shaddock b. 1715 (twin to George Shaddock) (Margaret Dart)
                                               born in Yarnscombe

                                                                1.4.6.1 Agnes Shaddock 1732–1733

                                                                1.4.6.2 Agnes Shaddock 1734-- 

                                                                1.4.6.3 Mary Shaddock 1737– 

                                                                1.4.6.4 Richard Shaddock 1744 –  (Susanna Griffe)
                                                                                        Mary Shaddock 1780–1792
                                                                                        Richard Shaddock 1782–
                                                                                        John Shaddock 1785–
                                                                                        Amy Shaddock 1790–

                                     1.4.7 William Shaddock b. 1718 
                                            born in Instow
 
                                     1.4.8 James Shaddock b. 1722-1792 (Mary Lee 1726--)
                                            born in Instow

                                     1.4.9 Philip Shaddock b. 1724
                                                born in Fremington

                                    1.4.10 Agnes Shaddock b. 1728


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