Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Axe

The ancestor in my family tree with this surname was Joan Axe.

The ancestral line is:

1 My ex-husband

2 Murray Irwin Willis (1931-1964)
3 Shirley Patricia Casey (1935-2013)

6 Albert George Casey (1901-1965)
7 Lilah Adela Mulder (1903-1987)

13 Caroline Elizabeth Florence Laver (1872-1934)

26 Thomas Laver (1840-1919)
27 Eliza Hooton (1842-1906)

52 George Laver (1819-1885)
53 Elizabeth Male (1818-1897)

104 John Laver (1790-1852)
105 Sarah Duck (1793-?)

208 Samuel Laver (1764-1834)
209 Susanna Hebditch (1767-1806)

416 John Laver (1722-1799)
417 Elizabeth Wills

832 John Laver
833 Joan (Joanna) Axe (1682-1748)

Joanna was baptised 4 November 1682 at South Petherton, Somerset, England.  Her father was Samuel (Samuelis) Axe.

Joan married John Lavor on 13 June 1709 at South Petherton.  They had the following children:

  • Samuel Lavor baptised 3 April 1710
  • Maria Lavor baptised 28 January 1712
  • Nicolas Laver baptised 5 March 1714
  • Elizabetha Laver baptised 5 March 1714
  • Maria Laver baptised 5 March 1717
  • Johannes Laver baptised 30 October 1722

Joanna Laver, wife of Johannis (John) Laver, was buried 1 April 1748 at South Petherton.

1666 Samuel Axe
1667 Ruth Pike

Samuel Axe married Ruth Pike on 29 January 1681 at South Petherton. They had the following children:

  • Joanna Axe baptised 4 November 1682
  • Samuel Axe baptised 10 August 1684
  • John Axe baptised 25 September 1686
  • Ruth Axe baptised 16 April 1688
  • Elizabeth Axe baptised 6 June 1691
  • Stephanus Axe baptised 4 January 1693

There is a marriage of a Johes Axe to Elizabeth Paull in 1646 in South Petherton.  They had the following children:

  • Elizabeth baptised 29 October 1647
  • John baptised 30 August 1651

The South Petherton baptisms jump from 1653 to 1660.  Samuel’s baptism may therefore have been in the section that is missing.

I couldn’t find any relevant entries with a general search on Ancestry prior to 1700, so the above entries were found by browsing through the South Petherton Parish Registers.  To speed up the process, I decided to use FreeReg, to find all the entries for the surname Axe between 1550 and 1660 at South Petherton. There were 10 results.

Flora WINE
John AXE        Marriage          31 Jan 1617      Somerset          South Petherton : Ss Peter and Paul : Parish Register            Row 1

Dorothy AXE   Baptism           06 Jul 1623      Somerset          South Petherton : Ss Peter and Paul : Parish Register            Row 2

John AXE        Burial   18 Nov 1624    Somerset          South Petherton : Ss Peter and Paul : Parish Register      Row 3

Flora AXE
Michael MARKES       Marriage          13 Jun 1625     Somerset          South Petherton : Ss Peter and Paul : Parish Register            Row 4

Alice AXE       Burial   16 Oct 1625     Somerset          South Petherton : Ss Peter and Paul : Parish Register      Row 5

Joyron AXE     Burial   22 Feb 1637     Somerset          South Petherton : Ss Peter and Paul : Parish Register      Row 6

Dorothy AXE   Burial   07 Sep 1642     Somerset          South Petherton : Ss Peter and Paul : Parish Register      Row 7

Elizabeth PO?ULL
James AXE      Marriage          31 Aug 1646    Somerset          South Petherton : Ss Peter and Paul : Parish Register            Row 8

Elizabeth AXE Baptism           29 Oct 1647     Somerset          South Petherton : Ss Peter and Paul : Parish Register            Row 9

John AXE        Baptism           30 Aug 1651    Somerset          South Petherton : Ss Peter and Paul : Parish Register            Row 10

Given that there are so few entries for the surname, it seems likely that the John (or James) Axe who married Elizabeth Paull in 1646 was the son of John Axe and Flora Wine.

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