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Descendants of Joshua Reynolds


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1. Joshua Reynolds 1,2 was born on 2 Jan 1608/09 1,2 and was buried in St Thomas the Apostle Church, Exeter 3.
Joshua married Margaret 3. (Margaret was born on 20 Aug 1609 3, died in 1688 3 and was buried in St Thomas the Apostle Church, Exeter 3.)
 

Their children were:

+ 2 M    i. Revd. John Reynolds 1,2 was born in 1641 1,2 and died in 1692 1,2.

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2. Revd. John Reynolds 1,2 was born in 1641 1,2 and died in 1692 1,2. Another name for John was John Reinolds.
Reynolds, John (Reinolds), "ser." EXETER COLL., matric. 18 March 1657-58, B.A. 1661; M.A. from SIDNEY SUSSEX COLL., Cambridge, 1676 (s. Joshua); canon of Exeter 1679, vicar of St. Thomas, near Exeter, and Headmaaaaster of Exeter grammar school; died 1692; father of John 1693, of Joshua 1691 and of Samuel.
 

Prebendary of Exeter 1662. Vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Exeter. Headmaster of Exeter Grammar School. BA 1661 1,2,4

John married Eliz Pyle 1,2. (Eliz Pyle was born <1644> 1,2 and died in 1671 1,2.)
 

Their children were:

   3 M    i. Canon John Reynolds 1,2 was born on 2 Jul 1671 in Exeter 1,2 and died on 27 Jul 1758 1,2.
Reynolds, John; fellow KING'S COLL., Cambridge, from Eton, B.A. 1693-4, M.A. 1698: B.D. Oxford by diploma 7 Oct., 1718 (s. John, vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Exeter and prebendary of Exeter); born there 2 July, 1671, master of the high school 1694, and of the free school, both Exeter, prebendary of Exeter 1729, canon residentiary 1737, fellow of Eton college 1733, until his death 27 July, 1758; brother of Joshua 1691, and of Samuel.
John next married Mary Ainsworth 1,2 in 1673 1,2. (Mary Ainsworth died in 1714 1,2.)
 

Their children were:

   4 M    i. Revd. Joshua Reynolds was baptized on 4 Jul 1675 in St Thomas the Apostle Church, Exeter 5.
Reynolds, John, s. J(ohn), of St. Thomas, Devon, cler. EXETER COLL., matric. 5 March 1690-1 aged 15; fellow CORPUS CHRISTI COLL., B.A. 29 Jan., 1694-5, M.A. 26 Feb., 1679-8, B.D. 1707, rector of Stoke Charity, Hants, 1716; brother of John 1694 and of Samuel.
Joshua married Mary Field 1,2.
   5 M    ii. Thomas Reynolds (Still Living.)
+ 6 M    iii. Revd. Samuel Reynolds 1 was born in 1681 1 and died in 1745 3.

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6. Revd. Samuel Reynolds 1 was born in 1681 1 and died in 1745 3.
Reynolds, Samuel, s. John of St. Thomas, near Exeter, cler. EXETER COLL., matric., 6 Dec., 1698, aged 17; B.A. from CORPUS CHRISTI COLL., 1702, fellow of BALLIOL COLL., M.A. 1705, master of Plympton grammar school; father of Sir Joshua, president of the Royal Academy, who died 23 Feb., 1792, brother of John, 1693, and Joshua, 1691. 6
Samuel married Theophila Potter 1,2, daughter of Revd. Matthew Potter and Theophila Baker, on 9 Dec 1711 in Monkleigh, Devon 5. (Theophila Potter was born on 4 Jun 1688 in Bishop's Nymphton, Devon 5 and died in 1756 7.)
 

Their children were:

   7 M    i. Lt. Humphrey Reynolds, R.N. 1,2 was born on 2 Feb 1712/13 in Great Torrington, Devon 5, was baptized on 24 Feb 1712/13 in Great Torrington, Devon 1,2,5 and died in 1741 in on voyage from India 1,2.
   8 M    ii. Robert Reynolds 8 was born on 2 Feb 1712/13 in Great Torrington, Devon 9, was baptized on 2 Jun 1714 in Great Torrington, Devon 8,9 and died before 1724.
+ 9 F    iii. Mary Reynolds 1 was born on 9 Feb 1715/16 in Plympton, Devon 1,9 and was buried on 2 Jun 1794 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 10.
   10 F    iv. Anne Reynolds 2 was born on 9 Mar 1716/17 in St. Maurice, Plympton, Devon 5 and died in 1720 7.
   11 F    v. Jane Reynolds 2 was born on 9 Feb 1718/19 in St. Maurice, Plympton, Devon 5 and died in 1766 7.
She never married.
+ 12 F    vi. Elizabeth Reynolds 1,11 was born in 1720 1, died on 14 May 1800 7 and was buried on 18 May 1800 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 12.
 
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   13 M    vii. Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., F.R.S., F.S.A., LL.D. 1,2 was born on 16 Jul 1723 in Plympton, Devon 1,2,5 and died on 23 Feb 1792 1,2.
He never married.
   14 M    viii. Robert Reynolds 1,2 was born in 1724 1,2 and died on 30 Jun 1787 1,2.
   15 F    ix. Theophila Reynolds 1,2 was born on 5 Sep 1725 in St. Maurice, Plympton, Devon 5 and died in 1726 7.
   16 M    x. Samuel Reynolds 1,2 was born on 7 Aug 1727 in St. Maurice, Plympton, Devon 5 and died c. 1746 7.
   17 F    xi. Frances Reynolds 2 was born in 1729 2 and died in 1807 7.
She never married.
   18 M    xii. Martyn Reynolds 1,2 was born on 29 Jul 1731 in St. Maurice, Plympton, Devon 5 and died in 1741 7.

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9. Mary Reynolds 1 was born on 9 Feb 1715/16 in Plympton, Devon 1,9 and was buried on 2 Jun 1794 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 10.
Was the author of "Devonshire Dialogue" which is written in the form of a play in the dialect of North Devon at that time. 14
Molly married John Palmer 1,15 on 18 Jul 1748 in Little Torrington, Devon 5. (John Palmer was born on 14 Dec 1708 1,15 and died on 17 Sep 1779 1,15.)
 

Their children were:

   19 M    i. Joseph Palmer 15 was baptized on 13 Jun 1749 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 16 and died on 2 May 1829 in Exeter 15.
Joseph married Eliza Edwards.
+ 20 M    ii. Revd. John Palmer 15 was baptized on 7 Nov 1752 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 17 and died on 17 Feb 1827 15.
   21 F    iii. Mary Palmer 15 was baptized on 20 Feb 1755 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 18 and died on 7 Dec 1820 15.
Mary married Morrough O'Brien.
   22 F    iv. Theophila Palmer 15 was baptized on 13 Jun 1757 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 19 and died in Apr 1843 15.
As a small girl was the model for a painting by her uncle Sir Joshua Reynolds entitled "The Strawberry Girl"
Offy married Robert Lovell Gwatkin 15 in 1780 20.
   23 F    v. Elizabeth Palmer 15 was born <1759> in Great Torrington, Devon 15 and died in 1784 15.
Elizabeth married William Salkeld 15.


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12. Elizabeth Reynolds 1,11 was born in 1720 1, died on 14 May 1800 7 and was buried on 18 May 1800 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 12.

Elizabeth married William Johnson 11, son of Revd. Samuel Johnson and Jane Skinner, on 7 Jan 1753 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 13. (William Johnson was born <1728> in Great Torrington, Devon, baptized on 28 Oct 1728 21, died on 15 Nov 1795 in Great Torrington, Devon and was buried on 22 Nov 1795 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 22.)
 

Their children were:

 
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   24 M    i. Revd. Samuel Johnson 11 was baptized on 20 Feb 1754 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 23, died on 13 Mar 1778 in Great Torrington, Devon 24 and was buried on 16 Mar 1778 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 25,26. The cause of death was consumption.
Reynolds Exhibitioner of Exeter[or Pembroke] College, Oxford 27
He never married.
+ 25 M    ii. William Johnson was baptized on 10 Sep 1755 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 28, died on 4 May 1799 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India 29 and was buried in South Park Street Burial Ground, Calcutta.
+ 26 F    iii. Elizabeth Johnson 11 was baptized on 17 Dec 1756 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 31 and died in 1841 11.
   27 M    iv. Richard Johnson 32 was baptized on 24 Feb 1758 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 33 and died in India.
Went out to India and he is believed to have become an indigo grower. He died there.
+ 28 F    v. Mary Johnson 11 was baptized on 21 Aug 1759 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 34, died on 10 Dec 1845 in Great Torrington, Devon 35,36 and was buried in Saint Edmund's Church, Dolton, Devon 36.
+ 29 F    vi. Frances Johnson 11 was baptized on 25 Nov 1762 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 37.
   30 F    vii. Jane Johnson 11 was baptized on 30 May 1764 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 38, died in Jun 1782 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India 39 and was buried on 15 Jun 1782 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India 40.
Jane married Phillip Yonge 11, son of Revd. Henry Yonge, <1780>. (Phillip Yonge was born <1755> 41 and died on 21 Dec 1788 41.)

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20. Revd. John Palmer 15 was baptized on 7 Nov 1752 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 17 and died on 17 Feb 1827 15.
B.A. of St. Peter's College, Cambridge; Prebendary of Lincoln; Rector of Clannaborough, Devon and Vicar of South Benfleet in Essex, sometime also Perpetual Curate of Frithelstock, Devon 15
John married Jane Johnson 11, daughter of Daniel Johnson and Bridget Cory, <1798>. (Jane Johnson was born on 31 Oct 1772 in Great Torrington, Devon 11, baptized on 26 Nov 1772 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 42 and died on 5 Apr 1843 11.)
 

Their children were:

   31 M    i. John Nicholas Palmer 43 was born in 1799 43 and died on 8 Dec 1858 43.
John married Mary Row 43. (Mary Row died on 9 Aug 1864 43.)
   32 M    ii. Revd. Charles Edward Palmer 43 was born on 17 Sep 1800 43.
   33 M    iii. Robert Samuel Palmer 44 was born on 16 Mar 1802 44.
Robert married Anna Maria Deane Spread 44, daughter of C Spread, on 15 Oct 1835 in Dover 44. (Anna Maria Deane Spread died on 1 Dec 1867 44.)
   34 M    iv. Sir James Frederick Palmer 45 was born on 27 Jun 1803 45 and died on 23 Apr 1871 in Melbourne, Victoria 45.
Was the first President of the Legislative Council of Victoria, Australia in 1856. 46
James married Isbella Gunning 44.
   35 M    v. Albert Johnson Palmer 45 was born on 27 Jun 1803 45 and died on 23 Apr 1882 45.
He never married.
   36 F    vi. Betsy Palmer 45 was born on 2 Jan 1794 45.
She never married.
   37 F    vii. Mary Palmer 45 was born on 28 Feb 1795 45, died on 3 Jun 1860 45 and was buried in Greenwich Hospital Cemetery, Greenwich 45.
Mary married Captain Thomas Colby, R.N. 45,47 on 26 Apr 1826 47. (Captain Thomas Colby, R.N. was born on 6 Jan 1782 in Great Torrington, Devon 47 and died on 21 Sep 1864 in Great Torrington, Devon 47.)
   38 F    viii. Anne Elizabeth Palmer 45 was born on 28 Jun 1797 45 and died on 24 Nov 1848 45.
Anne married William E Price 45.
   39 F    ix. Louisan Jane Palmer 45 was born in 1807 45.
She never married.
   40 F    x. Clara Jane Palmer 45 was born on 15 Dec 1811 45.
Clara married Edward Pearce, son of Edward Pearce and Mary Eliot.
25. William Johnson was baptized on 10 Sep 1755 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 28, died on 4 May 1799 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India 29 and was buried in South Park Street Burial Ground, Calcutta.
William was an Attorney at Law and later a Judge in Calcutta
William married Anna Maria Theresia Tolly 11, daughter of Lieut. Gen. William Tolly, on 12 Jan 1788 in Fort William, Bengal, India 30.
 

Their children were:

   41 F    i. Elizabeth Mary Anne Johnson 49 was born on 11 Oct 1789 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India 49 and was baptized on 12 Jan 1790 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India 50.
She never married.
   42 F    ii. Frances Reynolds Johnson 51 was born on 20 Aug 1793 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India 51 and was baptized on 12 Jan 1794 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India 52.
Fanny married Revd. Robert Charles Kitson 53,55 on 5 Dec 1837 in Rattery, Devon 53,54.
   43 M    iii. Revd. Joshua Reynolds Johnson 53,56 was born on 8 Sep 1797 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India 56, was baptized on 12 Jan 1798 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India 57 and died on 13 Dec 1841 58.
Joshua, and presumably the rest of his family, must have returned to England some time after his father died because he was educated at Eton College and then went on to take a B.A. at Balliol, Oxford in 1820. He later (in 1835) became vicar of Rattery, Devon where he remained until his death at the age of 44 in December 1841. There is no record of what Joshua did between leaving Oxford and becoming the incumbent at Rattery. Presumably, for much of that time he served as a curate in one benefice or another.

In April 1835 he conducted the service at the wedding of his first cousin, Mary Johnson, to Francis Vidal in St Michael and All Angels, Great Torrington. Later, in December 1837, he married off his rather mature sister, Fanny, (she was 44) to Robert Kitson, the vicar of the neighbouring parish of Dean Prior.

The Alumni Oxonienses has this record for him:-

Johnson, Joshua Reynolds, s. William, of Calcutta, East Indies, arm. BALLIOL COLL., matric 28 June, 1816, aged 18; B.A. 1820, vicar of Rattery, Devon, 1835, until his death 13 Dec., 1841. See Eton School Lists. 53,58

Joshua married Sophia Harriette Prescott 53, daughter of Charles Elton Prescott and Laetitia Elizabeth . (Sophia Harriette Prescott was baptized on 6 Nov 1812 in Cheshunt, Hertford.)
26. Elizabeth Johnson 11 was baptized on 17 Dec 1756 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 31 and died in 1841 11.
Betsey sailed to India with her sister, Jane, in 1782. Whether it was a desire to see her two brothers there or the need to escape from an unhappy family situation in Great Torrington which persuaded her to embark on the expedition, we do not know. Suffice it to say she returned in 1785, still unmarried, with Sir John D'Oyley and his wife.

Tradition has it that Sir Joshua Reynolds used Betsey as the model for "Fortitude" in his design for the window in New College Chapel. 59,60

Betsey married Revd. William Deane 11. (Revd. William Deane died in 1818 11.)
 

Their children were:

   44 M    i. Anthony William Johnson Deane 5 was born <1800> and died on 26 Jul 1851 in Okehampton, Devon 61.
Deane, Anthony William Johnson, o.s. William of Torrington, Devon, cler. CHRIST CHURCH, matric. 20 Nov., 1818, aged 18. See Eton School Lists. 62
Anthony married Sarah Stable 5, daughter of George Stable.


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28. Mary Johnson 11 was baptized on 21 Aug 1759 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 34, died on 10 Dec 1845 in Great Torrington, Devon 35,36 and was buried in Saint Edmund's Church, Dolton, Devon 36.

Mary married Revd. Peter Wellington Furse 11,63, son of Philip Furse and Grace Wellington, <1789> 11. (Revd. Peter Wellington Furse was baptized on 23 Dec 1755 in Saint Edmund's Church, Dolton, Devon 5, died on 8 Feb 1832 11,63 and was buried in Saint Edmund's Church, Dolton, Devon 64.)
 

Their children were:

   45 F    i. Theresa Johnson Furse 65,66 was born <Jul 1790>, was baptized on 28 Aug 1790 in Saint Edmund's Church, Dolton, Devon 5 and died on 30 Jul 1851 in Sidmouth, Devon 67.
Theresa married Charles William Johnson 65, son of Daniel Johnson and Bridget Cory, on 5 Sep 1811 65,66. (Charles William Johnson was born on 3 Oct 1780 in Great Torrington, Devon 11, baptized on 18 Dec 1780 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 68, died on 21 Sep 1854 in 42 South Street, Great Torrington, Devon 65,69 and was buried on 25 Sep 1854 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon.)
1. Funeral: 25 Sep 1854, Great Torrington, Devon 70. Charles's funeral was reported in The North Devon Journal as follows:-

PUBLIC FUNERAL. The inhabitants of this town, on Thursday last, mournfully felt that a public loss had been sustained by the borough in the death of C. W. Johnson Esq. This gentleman, who was in his early days a successful adventurer in India, after his return to this country, settled down in this place, where his public spirit, his active habits, his talent for business, and his high professional character, so won for him the good opinion of his fellow townsmen that, four times under the old municipal system and three times under the new, they conferred on him the highest honour they could bestow by making him their chief magistrate. The corporation, therefore, felt that it became them, on the death of so distinguished a member of their body, to mark the respect they entertained for his character and career, by attending his remains to the "house appointed for all living." Mr. Johnson is extensively known throughout the Northern division of the county, he having been the auditor to the Unions from their formation to within a few months of his death, when illness compelled him to resign his post. The funeral took place on Monday last, at noon, the deceased gentlemen being buried in the churchyard by the side of his beloved wife who had gone down to those "chambers" before him. There was nothing of the "pomp of death" at this funeral; all was chased, solemn, and becoming. The procession of was numerous and respectable; the clergy walked at the head, then the Mayor and Town Council, preceded by the beadles in their picturesque costume, the only uniforms worn. These were followed by the coffin, borne on men's shoulders. The mourners of the family came next, and then a numerous train of the clergy, and professional gentlemen of the town and neighbourhood, who were his personal friends, or respected his character. The funeral service was performed by the Rev. S. Buckland, the vicar. The psalms usually read on the solemn occasion were ably chanted by the choir, accompanied by the organ, at the express desire of the deceased. After the burial service was finished, a knell was rung on the bells.

2. Probate Granted: 1 Nov 1854, Canterbury 71. Personal Estate: £14000

   46 M    ii. Wellington Furse was baptized on 15 Oct 1791 in Saint Edmund's Church, Dolton, Devon 5.
He never married.
   47 F    iii. Elizabeth Furse 11 was baptized on 1 Feb 1793 in Saint Edmund's Church, Dolton, Devon 5 and died in 1876.
Elizabeth married Revd. William Johnson Yonge 11, son of Revd. William Yonge and Frances Johnson. (Revd. William Johnson Yonge was born on 15 Oct 1785 in Great Torrington, Devon 72, baptized on 20 Dec 1785 72 and died on 2 May 1875 72.)
   48 M    iv. John Henry Furse 73 was born in 1795 63, died on 1 Aug 1854 in Halsdon, Dolton, Devon 63,74 and was buried in Saint Edmund's Church, Dolton, Devon 75.
John married Anna Sophia Buller 11, daughter of Revd. Richard Buller and Anna Sophia Marshall, on 18 Jun 1831 in Saint Peter's Cathedral, Exeter, Devon 76. (Anna Sophia Buller was baptized on 20 Apr 1802 in Colyton, Devon 77 and died in 1872 11.)
29. Frances Johnson 11 was baptized on 25 Nov 1762 in St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon 37.
Fanny married Revd. William Yonge 72, son of Revd. Henry Yonge. (Revd. William Yonge was born <1753> 72 and died on 2 Dec 1845 in Swaffham, Norfolk 72.)
 

Their children were:

   49 M    i. Revd. William Johnson Yonge 11 was born on 15 Oct 1785 in Great Torrington, Devon 72, was baptized on 20 Dec 1785 72 and died on 2 May 1875 72.
Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Chaplain of Rockbourne, Hants.
William married Elizabeth Furse 11, daughter of Revd. Peter Wellington Furse and Mary Johnson. (Elizabeth Furse was baptized on 1 Feb 1793 in Saint Edmund's Church, Dolton, Devon 5 and died in 1876.)
   50 F    ii. Eliza Yonge 53.
Eliza married Revd. John Dolignon 53,78. (Revd. John Dolignon was born <1774> 78, died on 12 Dec 1856 in Hilborough, Norfolk 78 and was buried in Hilborough, Norfolk 78.)
   51 F    iii. Charlotte Yonge 53.
Charlotte married Revd. William Dowell 53. (Revd. William Dowell was born <1783> and died on 1 Mar 1826.)
   52 F    iv. Fanny Yonge (Still Living.)
She never married.
   53 F    v. Jane Yonge 79.
Died as a child 80
She never married.
   54 F    vi. Emily Yonge 79 was born <1795> 79 and died on 1 Feb 1882 79.
Emily married Revd. George Montagu 79,81 on 23 Oct 1817 80. (Revd. George Montagu was born in Mar 1793 81, died on 6 Jun 1865 in Swaffham, Norfolk 81 and was buried in Swaffham, Norfolk 81.)
   55 F    vii. Caroline Sarah Yonge 79.
Caroline married Captain John Pyke, R.N. 79 on 18 May 1827 82. (Captain John Pyke, R.N. was born <1795> 82.)
1. Naval Service: 1810-1858, Various places. Entered the Navy on 7 Jul 1810; Midshipman, 7 Aug 1816; Lieutenant, 18 Nov 1821; Commander, 28 Nov 1841; Captain, 15 Aug 1858.

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