Scard Family History  - One Name Study
~ The Gosport, Hampshire Branch ~
Gosport, Portsea, Portsmouth
Last updated 19th February 2014
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         Scard Biographies - The Gosport, Hampshire Branch

               James Scard            -         Elizabeth Guthridge 
                                [1735-1812]                                                       [1731-1791]
                                                                   
                              Cooper of Gosport previously of Christchurch, Hampshire
                                                                   Died Testate 
Above: Dorset, Christchurch, Priory Church in the 1890's Courtesy of Old UK Photos online
The Ancient Church has a history dating back to the first millennium and sit son the confluence 
of the Stour and Avon Rivers, the former of which runs through North Dorset where this 
family is believed to have been cradled.
                                             Issue
                      Mary Scard [1760-1763] (died in early childhood)
                      Elizabeth Scard [1762-?] (John Young)
                      James Scard [1764-1804?] (Mary Seager)
                      Thomas Scard [1766-1803] (Elizabeth Bower)
                      Mary Scard (aka Mary Jasper Scard) [1768-1832]  (Spinster)
                      Jasper Scard [1770-1869] (Ann Mills)
                      John Scard [1773-1799] (Assumed unmarried)
                                                                                                              Scard Biographies - One Name Study 

                                                           James Scard           -       Elizabeth Guthridge
                                                                                                         [1735-[1812]                                                  [1731-1791]

                                                                                                                    Cooper of Gosport, Hampshire -  Died Testate
 
                                                                                                 Researched, Compiled and Written by Judith-Ann S Adams (Website Author)
                                      With Special thanks to Barry & Terry Key for their uncovering the details  of the baptisms of James and his brother Thomas at Holdenhurst
                                                and the ancestry of Elizabeth Guthridge (presented after the Epilogue) and also the work of Ms.M.G.Scard of Kent [1978] (descendants)

                                                                                                                                                  Index

                                                                                                                                                 Biography
                                                                                                                                                  Epilogue
                                                                                         The Will of Mary Jasper Scard [1768-1832] with reference to the Will of her father. 
                                                                                                                       Guthridge Family Tree - by Barry Key
                                                                                                                                     The Jasper Family - possible connections
                                                                  Deed Documents for the Purchase of the Windmill Field Row Property at Gosport dated 8th & 9th Dec 1797 - transcription

                                                                                           

1735:                    Mounting evidence suggests that James Scard was baptised 30th June 1735 at Holdenhurst, Dorset the son of James Scard by his wife Mary (formerly or nee Holvey).   
                             His parents were married at Christchurch in 1728 with evidence of four sons recorded in the Parish Records of whom only James and his younger brother 
                             Thomas survived. Both James and his brother Thomas were confidently literate with subsequent signatures showing a fair level of education.  
                             Both bothers were apprenticed during early adolescence;
1748                                  1749: Indenture - Registered 27th April:- (Master) Benjamin North, Saddler of Southampton - (Apprentice) Thomas son of James Scard (est. aged 13 years) 
                                          1748: Indenture - Registered 10th November:-  (Master) John North, Cooper of Southampton - (Apprentice) James  son of James Scard (est. aged 15 years) 
                                                                                                                                   click on image to enlarge
                                                                                           UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures 1710-1811 - Courtesy of Ancestry

                              Whilst his younger brother established himself successfully in his Saddler Shop at Southampton,  James continued his trade as a Cooper. 
                             His brother married into the wealthy Benness Family of Eling, Maltsters of Southampton (see Biography top left panel).
  
1758:                    At the age of twenty-three James married Elizabeth on the the daughter of Anthony Guthridge and his wife Elizabeth nee Janes at Christchurch on the 
                              6th December 1758.  Janes mother was the daughter of Jasper Janes of Christchurch and the name 'Jasper' was perpetuated for many generations in this family. 
                              His parents were living at Christchurch at this time. 

                                                        The Bride:   Elizabeth Guthridge is believed to have been baptised on the 17th March 1731, Christchurch, Hampshire 
                                                                              the daughter of Anthony Guthridge and his wife Mary nee Janes herself the daughter of Jasper Janes. 
                                                                               Excerpt from a Guthridge Lineage Chart kindly submitted by Barry Key [UK] [Descendant] further below.

1759:                    Following their marriage the couple made their way 31 miles East to the Coastal region of Portsmouth.  It was also at this time that his brother Thomas settled a 
                             little further North at Southampton and by marriage to Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress to the prominent and wealthy John Benness, Maltster of Southampton,
                             ultimately saw Thomas  raise in status from a successful Saddler in Southampton to a prominent Landowner.
1760-73               James and Elizabeth settling firstly at Portsmouth and later at Gosport recorded seven children in thirteen years;

                                                       1760   Mary Scard [1760-1763] baptised 30th March 1760 at St. Thomas Portsmouth - namesake of her paternal grandmother
                                                                                                                   - Mary Scard was buried 20 Apr 1763  'daughter of James' at St. Thomas Portsmouth [HBI] 
                                                                                                                      estimated aged three years.
                                                       1762   Elizabeth Scard [1762-?] born 23rd November 1762, baptised 6th May 1764 St. Thomas Portsmouth - See Epilogue
                                                       1764    James Scard [1764-1804?]    - baptised 6th May 1764 St. Thomas, Portsmouth  - See Epilogue
                           Change of venue; 
                                                       1766    Thomas Scard [1766-1803]   - baptised 17th August 1766 at Holy Trinity Gosport - See Epilogue
                                                       1768    Mary Scard [1768-1832]        - born 1768, baptised at the age of 2 years, 30th September 1770 at Holy Trinity,Gosport - See Epilogue
                                                       1770    Jasper Scard [1770-1869]      - baptised 30th September 1770 at Holy Trinity, Gosport - See Epilogue
                                                       1773    John Scard [1773-1799?]       - baptised 14th July 1773 at Holy Trinity, Gosport - See Epilogue
                                                                   
                          At this point Elizabeth was now aged around forty-two.
                                   The 'Jasper' Family connection

The name 'Jasper' was particularly revered by James Scard & his wife Elizabeth perpetuated by their third son.  It is also evident in that
their spinster daughter Mary later adopted the name, buried under 'Mary Jasper Scard' and in her Will she used the same presentation. 
It is almost certain now that the name is connected to Elizabeth Guthridge through her mother 'nee Janes'  was the daughter of Jasper Janes.
There is some conjecture by the present author (2006) that Jasper Janes may have perpetuated an earlier family name since the discovery of 
early fragments of the Surname 'Jasper' living locally during the 16th to 17th Century.  The use of Christian names to perpetuate family
maiden names was particularly prevalent in prominent families i.e. Benness Scard, perpetuating the maiden name of his mother 
Susannah Benness. 

Retraction:  "New evidence lately uncovered (2014) may support this hypothesis in the baptism of "Sarah Scard Jasper" daughter of 
Henry Jasper and his wife Sarah at Portsea on the 1st November 1821 [LDS]..." (uploaded February 2014) - In this regard Special thanks to 
Barry Key who writes (2014): "The baptism of Sarah Scard Jasper sounds distinctly similar to the baptism of Sarah daughter to Henry Jasper Scard 
and wife Sarah nee Frankeiss at Orange Street Now King Street-Independent, Portsea also on 1 November 1821.  
This notice is placed here to ensure researchers are alerted to this LDS error,  with apologies for any inconvenience caused.
1782:               The gap in records following the cessation of baptisms for the couple [1773-1786] is interrupted during this period in 1782 by an unexpected document 
                         from the Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies in the Register of candidates applying for admission 
                         to Greenwich Hospital, in Kent.  Further research revealed that this also included the Naval Dockyards at Portsea/Southampton. 
 
                         The entry is extraordinary in that it reveals the individual was born in 1835 and by name consistent with James Scard of Gosport.  It is also consistent
                         with the gap in records for James possibly implying he had a change of occupation for a brief period [1779-1782] and then in 1786 reverted to his trade
                         as a Cooper at Gosport and in 1790 at Alverstoke. 

                         This is further supported by the new evidence [2013]  in that during the recorded Service of the recorded individual that James was not practicing the 
                         Trade of Cooper in that his own son Thomas Scard (then aged 14yrs) was instead Indentured to another Cooper i.e. John Perry at Southampton. 
                         See Indentures for his sons below. 

                         His grandson Henry Jasper Scard was also recorded a Pensioner at the Naval Dockyard at Portsea.                        
                         The relevant excerpt from the document is tentatively placed here for the reader's contemplation.  Any information or feed-back would be welcome. 
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Excerpt: James Scard - [age] 47 (Born 1735)
1786-92:          James was aged fifty-one when he employed an Apprentice;
                                                 "[Duty was paid] 9th January 1786 [Master] Jas Scard - Gosport, County of Hants - Cooper [Apprentice]  Andrew Creighton
                         Four years later another Apprentice; 
                                                 "[Duty was paid]  19th March 1790 [Master] Jas Scard - Alverstoke, County of Hants - Cooper [Apprentice]  John Gerrard
                                                 UK Registers of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures 1710-1811 [Ancestry]

                        During this period several family events occurred:  Also see Epilogue
                                                 1779     Son:     Duty was Paid 14th September 1779 for his son Thomas Scard (now aged 14yrs) apprenticed to John Perry, of Portsmouth, Hants, Cooper
                                                 1783     Son:     Duty was Paid 3rd February 1784 for his son Jasper Scard (now aged 14yrs) apprenticed to Jona Spencer, of Gosport, Hants, Shipwright
                                                 1787     Son:     Duty was Paid 30th July 1787 for his son John Scard (now aged 14yrs) apprenticed to Thomas Ayling, of Gosport, Hants, Cabinet Maker. 
                                                 1787     Son:     Eldest son James married Elizabeth Seager by licence at Alverstoke
                                                                                            'James Scard, of Gosport, 21, bachelor & Elizabeth Seager, of the same Parish, 21, spinster, at Alverstoke, 2nd December 1787.'
                                                                                            The Marriage took place the same day at Alverstoke. [Hampshire Marriage Licenses CD]
                                                 1791     Wife:    Elizabeth Scard [nee Guthridge] died,  buried at Holy Trinity Gosport on the 26th June 1791.
                                                                                             Elizabeth was survived by her husband James of thirty-three years marriage and at least four of her surviving children
                                                                                             [Elizabeth aged 29 ?], James aged 27 yrs [married], Thomas aged 25 yrs [married], Mary aged 23yrs [unmarried] ,
                                                                                             Jasper aged 21 yrs [unmarried] & John aged 18 yrs.  
                                                1792 Son:    Jasper Scard married Ann Miller 3rd February 1792 at St. Thomas Portsmouth.
                                                1792       Son:    Thomas Scard married Elizabeth Bowers on the 22nd March 1792 at St. Thomas, Portsmouth.
                                                UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures 1710-1811 - Courtesy of Ancestry
                                  
1797              The Windmill Field Row Property
                                               This property is believed to have been situated near the top end of North Street.  It was handed down by James in his Will (1812) to his spinster 
                                               daughter Mary who in turn bequeathed it  (1832) to her nephew Henry Jasper Scard by her brother Jasper. Henry was recorded living there in 
                                               the the 1841-1851 Census.     

                       On the 9th December 1797 a Property at Windmill Field Row Gosport was purchased. 
                                       Principals; 
                                        a] James Bedford of the Town of Portsea in the County of Southampton, Gentleman  
                                        a] Joseph Eastwood of Shenley in the county of Herts a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy 
                                             [signature on far left of document - unable to fit on scan]
                                        a] James Collins of Gosport in the said County of Southampton, Gentleman 
                                        b] James Scard of Gosport aforesaid Gentleman 
                                        b] John Stead, a Broker of Gosport, represented, commissioned and employed by James Scard, for the purpose of conveyance.

                                        For one property at Windmill Field, Gosport, for the agreed sum of Two Hundred and Ten Pounds and Ten Shillings plus costs paid by the said 
                                        James Scard before En sealing.  Property: Includes land 16.5 feet in width North to South, 47.5 feet east to west with all messuage, tenement, 
                                        dwelling house with outhouses, yard and appurtenances
                                        * messuage is an antiquated term for a large house (opposed to a cottage) usually two storey. The term is now extinct.
Left side of document (bottom) Right side of document (bottom) Receipt
Signature of James Scard of Gosport Seal of James Scard of Gosport James Scard RECEIPT Dated 1797
                                      Source: Hampshire Record Office - Click on Image to enlarge

                                                  Receipt Transcription:  Received the Day and Year first within written of and from the within named James Scard the Sum
                                                                                           of two Hundred and Ten Pounds being the Consideration Money within mentioned to be paid by him to us 
                                                                                           Witness to the signing of the said Joseph Eastwood [?] Gordon. Jos Eastwood  James Collins
                                                  The full Transcription of the two larger conveyance Documents is displayed at the bottom of the page after the Epilogue. 

                                      James's signature was analyzed by an independent Graphologist herewith his report;  
                                                                                        " In that signatures alone cannot give a full assessment of personality, the signatory displays as confidently literate, 
                                                                                           the strike being familiar with having used these skills often. He was protective but not overbearing.  It also shows 
                                                                                           a confident, regimented, direct personality, honest, open & trustworthy.  He 'embraces' the name Scard, in the 
                                                                                           sweeping form of the letter 'd' , his ancestry would have been important to him."

                                      This forward looping 'D' is also consistent with the signature of his brother Thomas Scard of Southampton. 
                                      The Graphologist is of the opinion that if the two men were brothers they were very likely taught their literary skills by the same source. 
                                       It may be noted that the below signature was written in 1824 [Will] and Thomas at this time was aged eighty-seven.
                                                                                           
                                      By now James Scard was in his sixty-seventh year and the household furniture and fittings in his Will indicates him to have lived 'comfortably' .
                                                        The Rough equivalent of  £210.10s   (1830) =  £168,976.00 (2006) based on the average earnings or  =  £235,108.00 using the per capita GDP (2006) 
                                                         Source: URL: http://www.measuringworth.com/ukcompare/
                                                         Property Value Comparison  = It is difficult to estimate property values in this early era In 2006 an average four bedroom house in Gosport 
                                                         would fetch in the vicinity of just under  £400,000 and a 'messuage' usually two storey would have been considerably larger. 
      
                                      Gosport: At the time that James Scard and his family were resident the Sea Port Township during this era however had little aesthetic quality 
                                                       Excerpt from Local Histories; 
                                                      " 1777:        The town contains 5,000 inhabitants and is opposite to the sea. Except for the vicinity of the sea, Gosport can claim 
                                                                            little that is attractive, for the town is not pleasant and the surrounding country has no peculiar charms. The town 
                                                                            has the narrowness and slander of a small country town  without its rural simplicity and with a full share of the 
                                                                            vice of Portsmouth, polluted by the fortunes of sailors and the extravagances of harlots. To these evils are added the
                                                                            petty pride and sectarian bigotry of a fortified town."
                                              [On a less dismal note]:  "In 1796 Gosport gained its first theatre."   Source:  http://www.localhistories.org/gosport.htm

1799-1804 Within the space of five years three of James's four sons died prematurely leaving young widows with children. 

                   1799:     James's youngest son John appears to have died unmarried and without Issue, believed the same buried at Gosport 4th Sept. 1799 aged 26 yrs

                   1803:      James's second son Thomas dies prematurely at Gosport - now a cooper of Gosport died, buried at Gosport 21st November 1805 aged around thirty-nine.
                                                    Thomas was survived by a widow and two young sons, Thomas Scard aged eight and William Scard aged seven.  
                                                    His widow remarried soon after.  Thomas predeceased his father by nine years.  Further reading - See his Biography (top right panel) 

                  1804:      Seven months later James's eldest son James also died prematurely at Gosport; buried 21st July 1804 at Gosport [HBI] aged around forty
                                                   He was survived by his widow of seventeen years marriage and two, possibly three young sons; 
                                                   James [the younger]; aged fifteen, John aged thirteen and possibly William aged nine years. 
                                                   James predeceased his father by eight years.  Further reading - See his Biography (top right panel)

1811:      Seven years later; James writes his Will on the 6th July 1811 and although James's original Will has not yet been found his spinster daughter Mary quotes 
               some details of her father's Will (1811) later in her Will (1832) with mention of the Windmill Row Estate;               
                                         Excerpt:
                                                         
                                                         Source: Hampshire Record Office.
                                                        Transcription:".... Row now called Windmill Row and in my own Occupation and which was Given and Devised 
                                                                                   to me in and by the last Will and Testament of my said late Father James Scard bearing date 
                                                                                   the Sixth Day of July One thousand Eight Hundred and Eleven...."
                                                        See full transcription of Mary Scard's Will in the Epilogue.

               The missing Will:   Mary also quotes that she was sole devisee in her father's Will, however it would be reasonable to assume that James also made provision for his seven 
                                                  young grandsons, sons of his deceased sons James and Thomas and also by his son Jasper in the form of money very likely in Stocks and/or Bonds.  
                                                  This is not not withstanding further  evidence in her Will  stating that Mary was in possession of  Stock/Bonds in 1832.  The tone of her own Will also
                                                  assumes that Mary apart from the Windfield Row Property and Stock/Bonds (possibly shared) that she was also the principal residual legatee.
                                                  As Mary died unmarried and without Issue it is logically assumed that the items mentioned in her own Will (1832) formed the residue of her father's 
                                                  Estate. Excerpt from Mary's Will; 
                                                                           "...... Monies, Securities for Money, Household Goods and Furniture, Plate, Linen, China, Apparel and other Personal Estate 
                                                                            and Effects whatsoever....

                                                  Should anyone find the missing Will of James Scard details would be appreciated.

1812:     Six months later James Scard died on the 1st January 1812.  Date of death information courtesy of Ms.M.G.Scard UK per H Scard
              James Scard was buried at Gosport on the 8th January 1812 [Hampshire Burial Index] at the estimated age of seventy-seven. 
              He is known to have been survived by only two of his children - his spinster daughter Mary Scard aged 44 yrs and his son his son Jasper Scard aged 42 years. 
              He was also survived at that time by seven grandsons [all unmarried];
                                              i] James Scard [jnr] aged 24  -son of his deceased son James.
                                             ii] John Scard aged 22yrs - son of his deceased son James.
                                            iii] William Scard aged 17yrs - son of deceased son James.                                        
                                             iv] Thomas Scard [the younger] aged 18 years - son of his recently deceased son Thomas.
                                              v] William Scard aged 17 years - son of his recently deceased son Thomas.
                                             vi] Henry Jasper Scard aged 18 years - son of his only surviving son Jasper.
                                            vii] George Augustus Scard aged 15 years - son of his only surviving son Jasper
         
           Another possible grandson allegedly born around 1816-19 under the name 'James Scard'  was found in Naval Records recorded born at Gosport and in the Census 
           - Titchfield.  His baptism has not been found to date.  It is possible he was base born or from an unrecorded marriage to one of James's grandsons.  James was highly
          decorated for his part suppressing Maori uprisings on both the North and South Islands 1845-1847, and for general service in New Zealand between 1860 and 1866 
          whilst in the performance of his Naval Duties.  Further Reading see research so far in The Biography James Scard [1816/19-1872] and his wife Nancy Michell 
Epilogue
Mary Scard [1768-1832] Daughter of James Scard & Elizabeth [nee Guthridge]

              After her father's death, Mary lived in her father's house at Windmill Field Row, bequeathed to her in his Will.  Mary probably spent most of her life 
              living with her parents, caring for her father during the latter stages of his life. The description of her effects would indicate that the family home 
              was very comfortable. Although in good health, Mary published her Will on the 29th December 1818 whereby seemingly like her father before her 
              she ignored her brother Jasper,  bequeathing her Estate, formerly that of her father, to Jasper's son, Henry Jasper Scard then aged twenty-four.  
              Mary lived a further fourteen years.  Mary Scard died Testate in 1832 unmarried and without issue, buried under the name Mary Jasper Scard at 
              Gosport on the 29th February 1832 at the 'recorded' age of sixty-five [HBI].

                                                                                                          Will of Mary Jasper Scard
                                                                                        Click on the image to enlarge or  Transcription is below

                                                                                        
               Transcription;                                            Transcribed by Judith-Ann S Adams (Site Author)

                     In the name of God Amen,  I Mary Jasper Scard of Gosport in the Parish of Alverstoke in the County of Southampton, Spinster daughter and sole Devisee
                     and Legatee Named in and by the Last Will and Testament of James Scard formerly of Gosport aforesaid Gentleman deceased being at present in health 
                     and of Sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding Do make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner following (that 
                     is to say)  First and principally I resign my Spirit into the hands of Almighty God who granted it and my Body I Commit to the Earth to be decently Interred
                     at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named and as to my Worldly Estate and Effects I dispose of the same as follows (that is to say) I give devise and 
                     Bequeath All that my Messuage Tenement or Dwelling house with the outhouses, Yards and Apertures thereto belonging situate and being at the Back of 
                     Kings Street in Row now called Windmill Row and in my own Occupation and which was Given and Devised to me in and by the last Will and Testament of 
                     my said late Father James Scard bearing date the Sixth Day of July One thousand Eight Hundred and Eleven And also all [illegible] Monies, Securities for 
                     Money, Household Goods and Furniture, Plate, Linen, China, Apparel and other Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and weresoever which I am now or
                     shall or may be Possessed of Interested and or Entitled unto at the time of my Decease unto my Nephew Henry Jasper Scard of Portsea in the County of 
                     Southampton, Shipwright To Hold the same unto every part [illegible] [illegible] thereof according to the Nature and Quality of the said [illegible] Estates 
                     respectively unto and to the use of the said Henry Jasper Scard his Heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns for ever. And I do hereby Nominate 
                     Constitute and Appoint my said Nephew Henry Jasper Scard Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament and I hereby Negate and make Void All 
                     former Wills [2 words blotched] Testamentary Dispositions made by me at any time here fore under [blackened]  whereof I the said Testatrix 
                     Mary Jasper Scard have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal the Twenty ninth day of December in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred
                     Eighteen Published and Declared by the said Testatrix Mary Jasper Scard [signed]  The Witnesses names' and statement is illegible [blackened]
                    
                     The Probate is illegible [blackened].
Elizabeth Scard [the younger]  [1762-?]  daughter of James Scard & Elizabeth nee Guthridge;

                    At the age of twenty Elizabeth Scard married John Young on the 5th Sept. 1782 at St Thomas, Portsmouth.
James Scard [1764-1804] son of James Scard & Elizabeth nee Guthridge

                     James married Elizabeth Seager in 1787 by whom he had issue -  Access Biography
Thomas Scard [1766-1803] son of James Scard & Elizabeth nee Guthridge

                     Thomas married Elizabeth Bower in 1792 by whom he had issue - Access Biography 
Jasper Scard [1770-1821] son of James Scard and Elizabeth nee Guthridge.

                     Jasper married Ann Miller in 1792 at St. Thomas Portsmouth by whom he had issue - Access Biography

John Scard [1770-1821] son of James Scard and Elizabeth nee Guthridge.

                       John appears to have died unmarried and without Issue, believed the same buried at Gosport 4th Sept. 1799 estimated aged 26 yrs
Other Items of Interest 
                                                                                    Guthridge Family
                                                                                of Hampshire, England

                                                                                           Kindly submitted by Barry Key [UK] (Descendant)

Guthridge Lineage Chart 
1)   Scard
      James Scard married Elizabeth Guthridge at Christchurch on the 6th December 1758  - See Biography above

2)  Guthridge 
     Elizabeth Guthridge was baptised in 1741 the daughter of Anthony Guthridge and his wife Elizabeth [daughter of Jasper Janes] 
                          Parents: Anthony Guthridge married Elizabeth Janes 8th December 1719 in Christchurch, Hants. 
                                                      They had 6 children;
                                                               1]  James Guthridge Christening on 12 Oct 1723 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England.
                                                                               He married Katherine Perkins 23 Jun 1747 in Christchurch, Hants.
                                                                               They had 6 children;
i] James Guthridge Christening on 30 Jul 1749 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England.
- James Guthridge [the younger] and unknown spouse. They had 1 child. I] Mary Ann Guthridge Christening on 02 Jul 1783 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. ii] Betty Guthridge Christening on 14 Feb 1752 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. iii] Mary Guthridge Christening on 15 Mar 1754 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. iv] Jane Guthridge Christening on 22 Aug 1755 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. v] Jane Guthridge Christening on 03 Sep 1756 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. vi] Sarah Guthridge Christening on 20 Sep 1758 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 2] William Guthridge Christening on 15 Jan 1725 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 3] Elizabeth Guthridge Christening on 28 Dec 1726 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. Elizabeth was buried 21st January 1726 ' dau of Antony' [NBI]
4] Jasper Guthridge Christening on 08 Nov 1729 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 5] Elizabeth Guthridge [aka Betty] Christening on 17 Mar 1731 in Christchurch, Hampshire Elizabeth married James Scard on 06 Dec 1758 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England She died 1791 in Gosport, Hants, England. 6] Mary Guthridge born Abt. 1735 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. Mary married Edward Grey on 14 Oct 1760 in Christchurch, Hants. 3) Janes Maternal grandparents: Jasper Janes: born about 1670 in England. Spouse: Susanna Bounde: born Abt. 1670 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. Marriage: Jasper Janes and Susanna Bounde were married on 11th June 1691 at Christchurch, Hampshire. They had 7 children. 1] Susanna Janes Christening on 19 May 1692 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 2] Elizabeth Janes Christening on 02 May 1695 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. Elizabeth married Anthony Guthridge 08 December 1719 in Christchurch, Hants. (see above) 3] Thomas Janes Christening on 16 Apr 1697 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England Thomas married Sarah Blake 13th may 1719 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England ** (Further information for Thomas's family - see annexed below) 4] Mary Janes Christening on 12 September 1700 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 5] Jasper Janes Christening on 07 May 1702 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. He died February 1703 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 6] Ann Janes Christening on 04 Sep 1703 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 7] Jasper Janes Christening on 06 Feb 1705 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. Annexed - Family of Elizabeth Jane's brother Thomas; ** Repeat: Thomas Janes born 1679 son of Jasper Janes and Elizabeth Bounde (above) married Sarah Blake 13 May 1719 in Christchurch, Hampshire, They had 11 children. 1] Sarah Janes Christening on 27 Dec 1720 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 2] Joshua Stevens Janes Christening on 08 Mar 1722 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 3] Jasper Janes Christening on 29 Nov 1723 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. [aka Jasper 'Jeans'] 4] Thomas Janes Christening on 07 Jun 1726 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. He married Martha Gibbs [born abt. 1726] on 05 Feb 1749 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. They had 1 child; i] Thomas Janes Christening on 04 Oct 1749 in Christchurch [aka Thomas 'Jeans']' Thomas Janes and unknown spouse. They had 2 children; 1] Emma Janes born on 08 Jun 1779 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England Christening on 24 Sep 1781 in Christchurch. 2] Harriet Gumm Janes born 04 Jul 1780 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. Christening on 24 Sep 1781 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 5] Susanna Janes Christening on 27 Dec 1727 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 6] John Janes Christening on 22 Jan 1730 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 7] Mary Janes Christening on 19 Feb 1731 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 8] Ann Janes Christening on 01 Sep 1732 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 9] Jane Janes Christening on 25 Jul 1734 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 10] John Janes Christening on 25 Jul 1734 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. 11] Elizabeth Janes Christening on 18 Feb 1737 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. Two Entries marked *** were also submitted by EileenH - Australia - Descendant
                                                                            Additional notes and burials by Judith-Ann S Adams (Site Author)

                                                                 Guthridge - Janes - Jasper Families
                                                                                                         may help some descendants

                                                                                       Guthridge Family (Limited research)

                                      Anthony Guthridge was buried 15th May 1731 at Christchurch.
                                      Elizabeth Godridg buried 21st January 1726 [G=1727] ' dau of Antony' [HBI]  (the same infant baptised 1726)
                                      James Guthridge who married Katherine Perkins  at Christchurch
                                      Katherin Guthridge buried 2nd February 1748 'wife of James'  (was Katherine nee Perkins married James Guthridge 1747)
                                      Mary Guthridge who married Edward Gray 14th Oct. 1760 at Christchurch. (She had to be aged well over 30 yrs at her marriage)


                                     The Hampshire Burial Index has many entries for these families.  
                                     The Hampshire Record Office online catalogue has several entries for these families + Wills
                                     The are many resources now available to researchers. 

                                                               Jasper Family

                  Whilst this again is not my direct lineage, I have always felt during my researches for the Scard Families that 'Jasper Janes' was himself 
                              perpetuating an earlier Ancestral  Surname as later did James Scard's nephew Benness Scard of Southampton 'Benness' being the maiden
                              name of his mother Susannah Benness.  This was more prevalent in wealthy families. 

                             Jasper Janes buried at Christchurch 31st October 1705 [HBI].   (assumed senior - see next)
                                      Jasper Janes  "jnr"  buried 9th Nov. 1709 at Christchurch [HBI  (Note the annotation in the Parish Books "Jnr")
                  The Family Name is very rare and all entries are considered to be descended from the same lineage; 

                  1695/97 - The Will of Giles Jasper                             - Proved 1695 - of HMS 'Albermarle' [Has a sister in Amport, Hampshire']
                                   Documents mentioning Giles Jasper       - Barker Son and Isherwood of Andover, solicitors - Client Papers
                                                                                                            Edwards of Appleshaw, including Rumbold, Gatehouse and Butcher
                                                                                                            Mortgage by Giles Jesper [Jasper] of Monxton to George Rumbold senior of two cottages 
                                                                                                            in the parish of Amport Occupied by Giles Jesper [Jasper]. Date: 1682.
                                                                                                            [Hampshire Record Office]
                                 Giles Jasper had several issue at Amport  -  [LDS].

                                 The Will of Edward Jasper                           - Proved 1697 - of HMS 'Cambridge', Mariner. [HRO]

                                  Handwritten letter by Edward Jasper:       - Letter written by Edward Jasper of Gosport dated 11 January 1742/3.  
                                                                                                            Edward Jasper was a Prize and Pay Agent at Gosport, in partnership with Richard Drakeford.  
                                                                                                            They dealt in the sale of captured vessels.  A very lucrative endeavour.
                                                                                                            They worked at Gosport and arranged the prize money from a number of vessels.
                                                                                                             [Refer Hampshire Record Office Online Catalogue]                                
                                                                                                             For a scanned copy of the Original Letter by Edward Jasper with transcription See Link;
                                                                                                            http://www.staffspasttrack.org.uk/exhibit/at sea/z-drakeford-21a.htm
 
                                'Jasper' Surname Burials [HBI]
                  Daniel Jesper buried 18th November 1661 – St. Thomas, Portsmouth.
                  Robert Jasper 28th December 1684 - Amport
                  Hester Jasper buried 9th March 1690 – Amport
                  Giles Jesper buried 10th November 1693 – St.  Bartholomew, Winchester
                  Elizabeth Jasper buried 7th March 1707 – Titchfield
                  Frances Jasper buried 11th September 1740 –  Portsea
                  Philip Jesper buried 29th January 1808 - Havant
                  William Jasper buried 4th December  1814 aged 38 – Alverstoke
                  Thomas Jasper buried 8th January 1836 aged 55  years – Holy Rood, Southampton
                                                                            James Scard 
                 Deed Documents for the Purchase of the Windmill Field Row Property at Alverstoke/Gosport [1787] 
                                                                 dated 8th & 9th December 1797

                                                                                                           Transcribed by Judith-Anne S. Adams (Site Author)
                                                                         Document I     -    Interim Agreement - sum Ten Shillings (Deposit 5s x2)      -    (8th December 1797)
                                                                          Document II   -     Freehold Sale         - sum Two Hundred and Ten Pounds    -    (9th December 1797)

                                                                                               Document I

                This Indenture made the eighth Day of December in the Thirty Eighth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great 
                Britain France and Ireland.  King Defender of the faith and in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven Hundred and Ninety Seven between James Bedford 
                of the Town of Portsea in the County of Southampton, Gentleman  Joseph Eastwood of Shenley in the county of Herts a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy and 
      James Collins of Gosport in the said County of Southampton Gentleman which said Joseph Eastwood and James Collins which the said Joseph Eastwood
               James Collins are Devisees in Trust named in the Last Will and Testament  of New Hill Eastwood late of Gosport aforesaid Esquire, a Captain  in the 
                said Royal Navy deceased of the one Part and James Scard of Gosport aforesaid Gentleman of the other Part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the 
                sum of five shillings apiece of Good and lawful Money of Great Britain to the said James Bedford Joseph Eastwood and James Collins in hand well and truley 
                paid by the said James Scard at or before the Ensealing and  Delivery of these Presents the Respective Receipts whereof they do hereby severally and respectively 
                acknowledge They the said James Bedford Joseph Eastwood and James Collins Have and each and every of them Hath bargained and sold and by these Presents
                Do and each and every of them Doth bargain and sell unto the said James Scard his executors administrators and Assigns All that Messuages Tenements 
                Dwelling house with the Outhouses Yard and Appurtenances thereunto belonging containing in Width from North to South Sixteen feet and an half and in 
                Length from East to West forty seven feet and an half or hereabouts situate lying and being in Windmill Field in Gosport aforesaid and bounded with the 
                Messuage or Tenementure Premises late of Silar Dring but now of Mr. Roney on the North a messauge tenement Garden Ground and Premises late of 
                Mr. John  Kent, but now of Mr. Row on the East and South and the Highway on the North Parts thereof as the same are now in the Occupation of Mr.MacDonald 
                together  with all Ways Paths Passages Waters Watercourses Lights Easements Entries Cellars Solars Commons Profits Commodities Privileges Advantages 
                Embedaments Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuages tenements or dwelling house outhouses yard Hereditements and Premises 
                thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining And the [?]  Reversion Remainder and Remainders Rents issues and Profits there of and of every part and parcel 
                thereof To Have and to hold the said messauges tenement or dwelling house with the outhouses yard and all and singular other the premises hereinbefore 
                mentioned and intended to thereby bargained and sold every  part and parcel their of with their and every of their in appurtenances unto the said James Scard 
                his executors and administrators and assigns from the day next before the day of the date of these Presents for during and unto the full  end and term of one whole
                year from the nest ensuing and fully to be complete and ended Yielding and paying therefore unto the said James Bedford Joseph  Eastwood and James Collins to 
                rent of one [pepper  corn or copper coin] only on the last day of the said Term if demanded To the Intent and Purpose that by Virtue of these Premises and of the 
                statute made for  transferring uses into possession the said James Scard may be in the actually  possession of the said premises [?] bargained and sold with their 
                appurtenances and thereby be enabled to except of and take a grant and release of the reversion and (? Inheritance) thereof to him the said James Scard and his 
                heirs to for and upon Such uses Trusts Intents and Purposes as shall be declared in and by an indenture of release ? to intended to be made between the said 
                James Bedford of the first  part the said Joseph Eastwood and James Collins from the second part and the said James Scard and John Stead of Gosport aforesaid 
                Broker a Trustee nominated and appointed by and for the said James Scard of the third part and to bear date the day  next after, the day of the date of these 
                Presents In Witness whereof the said Parties to these Presence have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and Seals the day and Year first above written. 

                                                                                                                           Document II    -   Full Contract of Sale
                                                                                                                                          9th December 1797
                This  Indenture Trinartite made the ninth day of December in the thirty [eighth?] Year of  the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by  the Grace of God 
                of Great Britain  France and Ireland  King Defender of the Faith and  in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and ninety Seven BETWEEN 
                James Bedford of the Town of Portsea in the County of Southampton Gentleman of the first Part Joseph Eastwood of [Shenley?] in the County  of Herts, a 
                Lieutenant in the Royal  Navy and James Collins of Gosport in the said County of Southampton Gentleman Devises in Trust  named in the last Will and 
                Testament of New Hill  Eastwood late of  Gosport aforesaid Esquire, a Captain in the said Royal Navy deceased of the second part and James Scard of Gosport 
                 aforesaid Gentleman and John Stead of Gosport aforesaid Broker a Trustee nominated and appointed by and for said James Scard of the third part Part Whereas 
                the said New Hill Eastwood deceased in and  by his said last Will and Testament in writing duly executed and attested bearing date the fourth Day of November
                which was in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and ninety six gave and devised unto the said Joseph Eastwood and James Collins the messuage
                tenement or dwelling house Outhouses Yard Hereditaments and Premises hereinafter particularly named and described and intended to  be hereby granted and 
                released. To hold to them the said Joseph Eastwood and James Collins and their Heirs upon Trust to sell and dispose thereof by Auction or otherwise when as they 
                or the Survivor of them most approve and the monies arising  therefrom to pay and apply as therein mentioned  as in and by the said in part recited Will duly 
                proved in Common Form in the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury (Relation being thereto had) may more fully appear And Whereas the said 
                James Scard hath contracted and agreed with the said Joseph Eastwood and James Collins for the complete and absolute purchase of  the said Messuage 
                Tenement or Dwellinghouse Outhouses Yard Hereditaments and Premises hereinafter particularly mentioned and described and so intended to be hereby granted
                 and released at or for the price or sum of Two Hundred and Ten Pounds  Now This Indenture Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred 
                and Ten Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to the said Joseph Eastwood and James Collins in hand well and truely paid by the said James Scard 
                at or before the Ensealing and delivery of these Presents the Receipt whereof they the said Joseph Eastwood and  James Collins do hereby  acknowledge and 
                thereof and from every part thereof do and each of them doth absolutely acquit release exonerate and discharge the said James Scard his Heirs Executors and 
                Administrators and every of them forever by these presents And also in Consideration of the sum of ten shillings of like lawful money to the said James Bedford
                in hand also well and truly paid by the said James Scard at or  before the sealing and delivery hereof the Receipt whereof the said James Bedford doth hereby 
                acknowledge He the said James Bedford at the request and by and with the consent Direction and appointment of the said Joseph Eastwood and James Collins 
                testified by their being made Parties to and by their signing and sealing and delivery of these Presents Hath bargained, sold, aliened, remised and released and by 
                these presents DOTH  Bargain sell alien remise and release And the said Joseph Eastwood and James Collins Have and each of them Hath granted bargained sold
                aliened remised released  quit claimed and confirmed and by these Presents Do and each of them Doth grant bargain sell alien semise release quit claim and 
                confirm unto the said James Scard in his actual Possession now being by virtue of a  Bargain and Sale to him thereof made by the said James Bedford Joseph 
                Eastwood and James Collins for one whole year in consideration of five shillings apiece by Indenture bearing the Date the Day next before the Day of the Date
                of these Presents and by force of the statute made for transferring uses into Possession and to his heirs forever All That messuage Tenement or Dwelling house 
                with the Outhouses Yard and Appurtenances hereunto belonging containing  in width from North to South, sixteen Feet and an half  and in length from East to 
                West Forty Seen Feet and an half or thereabouts situate lying and in Wind Mill Field in Gosport aforesaid bounded with the Messuage or Tenement and Premises 
                late of Silar Dring but new of  Mrs Roney on the North with a Messuage or Tenement Garden Ground and Premises late of Mr. John Kent but now of Mr. Rowe 
                on the  East and South and the highway on the North Parts thereof as the same is new in the Occupation of Mr. Macdonald Together with all  Ways Paths Passages 
               Waters Watercourses Lights easements Entries Commons Profits Commodities Privileges Advantages Emoluments Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever 
                to the said Messuage Tenement or Dwelling house Outhouses Yard Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted and released belonging or in any wise 
                appertaining and the reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rent [Fines?]  and Profits there of and of every Part and Parcel  thereof and the Estate 
                and Estates Right Title Interest Use Trust Inheritance Property Profession Claim and Demand whatsoever both at Law  and in Equity of them the said James 
                Bedford Joseph Eastwood and James Collins of into or out of the same Premises every or any Part or Parcel thereof or which they or either of them now in the 
                custody [blurred -  illegible]  of them the said James Bedford [blurred-illegible probably ‘Joseph  Eastwood [ – in context]] and James Collins [the rest of this line is 
                illegible] and  released or any Part or  Parcel thereof or which they or either of them can or may get or come by without Suit at Law or in Equity TO HAVE AND 
                TO HOLD the said Messuage Tenement or Dwellinghouse with the Outhouses Yard and all and singular other the Premises hereby granted and Released or 
                mentioned or  intended so to be and every part and Parcel thereof  with their and every of them Appurtenances unto the said James Scard and his heirs TO THE 
                ONLY PROPER USE AND BEHOOF of the said James Scard and John Stead and the Heirs and Assigns of the said James Scard forever But Nevertheless as to
                the estate and interest of the said John Steadman in the Premises IN TRUST only for the said James Scard his Heirs and Assigns forever and to be granted 
                released and conveyed from time to time as he or they shall direct or appoint And the said James Bedford doth hereby for himself his Heirs Executors and 
                Administrators covenant promise and agree to and with the said James Scard his Heirs and Assigns these Presents.  That the said James Bedford hath not at any 
                time heretofore made done or committed or  unwittingly or willingly suffered any Act Deed Matter or Thing whatsoever  whereby or wherewith or by Reason or 
                Means whereof the said Messuage Tenement or Dwellinghouse Outhouses Yard Hereditaments and Premises herein before expressed to be hereby granted to be
                released or any  part thereof Are, Is, Can, Shall or May be impeached charged affected  or encumbered in Title Charge Estate or otherwise howsoever And the 
                said Joseph Eastwood and  James Collins do hereby for themselves their heirs Executors and Administrators covenant promise  grant and agree to and with the 
                said James Scard his Heirs and Assigns by these Presents in Manner following (that is to say) that for and notwithstanding any Act Deed Matter or Thing 
                whatsoever by them the said Joseph Eastwood and James Collins or either of them or by the said New Hill  Eastwood deceased done committed or executed or 
                wittingly or willingly suffered to the Contrary they the said James Bedford Joseph Eastwood and James Collins are or some or one of them now are or is at the
                Time of the Sealing and Delivery of these Presents  lawfully and rightfully seized of and in or well entitled unto the said Messuage Tenement or Dwellinghouse,
                Outhouses, Yard Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted and released or mentioned and intended so to be And of every Part and Parcel thereof with their 
                and every of their Appurtenances of a good sure perfect and indefeasible Estate of Inheritance in free simple to Messrs and their Heirs in Possession without any
                Manner of Condition Use Trust Power of Revocation Limitation of Use or Uses or any other restraint Matter Cause or Thing whatsoever which can or may after 
                change charge defeat revoke determine made void or encumber the same or any part or Parcel thereof AND ALSO that for and not withstanding any such Act 
                Matter or Thing as aforesaid they the said James Bedford Joseph Eastwood and James Collins have themselves or some or one of them now have or hath in 
                themselves or himself at the time of the Sealing and delivery of these Presents good right full power And Lawful and absolute authority by these Presents to 
                grant and  convey the said Messuages Tenement or Dwelling house Outhouses Yard Hereditaments and all singular the premises herein before mentioned and 
                described with their and every of their Appurtenances Unto the said James Scard and his Heirs To the use upon Trust and in Manner and Form aforesaid 
                according to the true intent and meaning of these Presents AND LIKEWISE that he the said James Scard His heirs and Assigns shall band lawfully may from 
                Time to Time and at all Times hereafter peaceably and quietly enter into, have, hold and enjoy all and singular the aforesaid Messuage Tenement or  
                Dwellinghouse Outhouses [illegible] Hereditaments and Premises hereinbefore mentioned and described with their and every Of their Appurtenances and 
                have received and take the Rents, Issues and Profits thereof to and for his and their own Use and Benefit without the let suit hindrance interruptions Denial of 
                from or by them the said James Bedford Joseph Eastwood and James Collins or any [Most of this line is illegible  --------------] in Trust for them any or either of 
               them or the said New Hill Eastwood deceased AND THAT free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharge or otherwise by them the 
               said Joseph Eastwood and James Collins their Heirs Administrators well and sufficiently [?????]  Harmless and indemnified of [?] and Against all and all 
               Manner of  former and other [?] Grants Bargain Sales Leases Mortgages Jointures Settlements Dowers Annuities Uses Trusts Wills Entrails Statutes  
               [illegible] Extents Executions Charges and  Encumbrances whatsoever had made done committed or Occasioned or wittingly suffered by them the said James
               Bedford Joseph Eastwood and James Collins or by any other Person or Persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under or in Trust for them 
               any or either of them or by through or with their or any of their Acts Deeds Means Defaults of Consent AND LASTLY that the said  James Bedford Joseph 
               Eastwood and James Collins and their respective Heirs and all and every other person or persons having or lawfully claiming or who shall or may hereafter 
               lawfully have or Claim any Estate Right Title  or Interest either at Law or in Equity, of into or out  of the said Messuage Tenement or Dwelling house 
               Outhouses Yard Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted and released or mentioned or intended so be or any Part or Parcel Thereof by from or under or
               in Trust for them, any or either of them or the said New Hill Eastwood deceased shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the reasonable 
               request and at the Proper Costs and Charges in the Law of the said James Scard his Heirs Or Assigns make, do, acknowledge,  levy, suffer and execute or cause
               and procure to be made done acknowledged levied suffered and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable act and acts thing and 
               Things Conveyances and Assurances in the Law whatsoever For the further and better more perfect and absolute conveying and Assuring of the said Messuage 
               Tenement or Dwelling house Outhouses Yard  Hereditaments and Premises hereinbefore mentioned to be hereby granted and released with their and every of
               their Appurtenances Unto the said James Scard and his Heirs To the use upon Trust and in Manner and form aforesaid according to the true Intent and Meaning 
               of these Presents be the same by Fine or Fines Common Recovery or Recoveries or any other Matter of Record or otherwise Howsoever as by the said  James Scard 
              his Heirs or Assigns or his or their Counsel learned in Law shall be reasonably devised or advised and required so as such further Assurance or Assurances 
              contained in them no further or other Covenants Or Warranty than against the Person or Persons executing the same respectively and  his or their respective Heirs
              and so as the Party or Parties required to make and execute such further Assurances or any of  them be not compelled or compellable For the doing or executing 
              thereof to go or Travel from his or their respective Place or Places of abode IN WITNESS whereof  the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto Interchangeably
              set their Hands and Seals the Day and Year first above written.