Scard Family History  - One Name Study
~ The Gosport, Hampshire Branch ~
Gosport, Portsea, Portsmouth
Last updated 2nd February 2014
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       Scard Biographies - The Gosport, Hampshire Branch
                                                         by Judith-Ann S Adams 

                 Jasper Scard            and         Ann Mills 
                                   [1770-1821]                                       [1770-1812]


                                                         Shipwright  of Gosport 
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 sits on the confluence 
of the Stour and Avon Rivers, the former of which runs through North Dorset where this 
family is believed to have been anciently cradled.


                                                      Issue
          Henry Jasper Scard [1794-1869] (Sarah Frankiess)   - died Testate - see Biography
          George Augustus Scard [1797-1852]  (Jane Hobday)  - died Testate- see Epilogue
          Mary Ann Miller Scard [1802-1838] (Lohfinck) - see Epilogue


Legend:      =  Titles apply directly to James Scard [1735-1812] only
                                               Scard Biographies - The Gosport, Hampshire Branch

                                               Jasper Scard                 -                   Ann Mills 
                                                                                    [1770-1821]                                                                       [1770-1812]

                                                                                                 Researched, compiled and written by Judith-Ann S Adams 

1770          Jasper Scard was baptised 30th September 1770 at Holy Trinity, Gosport the sixth child of  James Scard and his wife & Elizabeth nee Guthridge.
                  He was the namesake of his maternal great grandfather Jasper Jeans whom new evidence suggests was the namesake of an earlier
                  ancestral Surname.   See special section devoted to the 'Jasper Family' in the Biography of his father. Jasper had five surviving siblings; three
                  brothers and a sister. 

1784          His father practiced the Trade of Cooper and like his father before him James arranged apprenticeships for all but one of his sons.  Jasper was 
                  apprenticed at the age of fourteen.  The Duty was paid 3rd February 1784 - Jasper Scard apprenticed to Jona Spencer, of Gosport, Hants, Shipwright.
                   UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures 1710-1811 - Courtesy of Ancestry

1791         Jasper was aged twenty-one when his mother died, buried at Holy Trinity Gosport on the 26th June 1791.                 

1792         Eight months later  Jasper Scard married Ann Miller at St. Thomas Portsmouth on the 3rd February 1792
                                    The Bride:   Little research has been done for Ann Miller, several baptisms [LDS] could apply.
                                                          Ann Miller could be the same baptised at Holy Trinity Gosport 16th September 1770 daughter of John & Mary.   
                                                          The naming of Jasper and Ann's  second son 'George Augustus Scard' [1797] may imply a clue.
 
1794-97:  The couple recorded three children at Gosport.  

                                     1794            Henry Jasper Scard [1794-1869] baptised 17th August 1794 at Holy Trinity, Gosport son of Jasper & Ann see Epilogue
                                     1797            George Augustus Scard [1797-1852]  baptised 17th March 1797 at Holy Trinity, Gosport  see Epilogue
                                     1802            Mary Ann Miller Scard [1802-1838] baptised 7th February 1802 daugher of Jasper & Ann [Miller-LDS]
                                                         at Holy Trinity, Gosport  see Epilogue

                 The sudden cesation of baptisms may imply that Ann was a widow or perhaps older than Jasper. 

1797         That year Jasper's father purchased the Windmill Field Row Property at Alverstoke/Gosport which ultimately fell to Jasper's eldest son
                 by way of Jasper's spinster sister Mary in 1832, remaining in the family at least until 1851. 

1799-1804 Within the space of three years Jasper's three brother's died, two of whom two left widows with young children. 
                   John in 1799 died unmarried - see Epilogue in the Biography of his father; Thomas died 1803 (with two sons) and James died 1804 (with two sons)  
                   See further details for the two latter brothers in their Individual Biographies-  Access top right panel

1810:      Six years later the house in which Jasper was to be sold by Auction.  
               The following notice appears in the Hampshire Telegraph & Sussex Chronicle - Dated, Monday 14, 1810 - Kindly Submitted by DavidKenny;
                                                          Jasper Scard - re property at Portsea 1810Click to enlarge
1811:     The following years Jasper's father, James Scard draws his Will on the 6th July 1811.  He died five months later on the 1st January, 1812.  
               His prinicipal beneficiary was Jasper's spinster sister Mary. 

1812      The following year Jasper's wife, Ann Scard [nee Miller] died,  buried at Gosport on the 11th July 1812 [HBI]
               Ann was survived by her husband Jasper Scard of twenty years marriage, their two sons Henry Jasper Scard aged eighteen
               and George Augustus Scard aged seventeen and their daughter Mary Ann aged eight years. 

1819       By 1819 Jasper's eldest son Henry Jasper Scard [now aged twenty-five] married Sarah Frankeiss on Christmas Day the 25th December 1819 at 
               St. Mary's Portsea, Hampshire. Jasper lived to see the birth of only one of his grandchildren; Sarah Ann Scard to his son Henry Jasper Scard, 
                baptised  5th March 1821three months before his death.

1821       Jasper Scard  was buried at Gosport on the 16th May 1821 'recorded' aged 53 years.
               He was survived at that time by his two sons Henry Jasper Scard aged twenty-seven [married]; George Augustus Scard aged twenty-six [unmarried], 
               his daughter Mary Ann aged 19yrs and his granddaughter Sarah Ann Scard an infant, by his son Henry.
Epilogue
Henry Jasper Scard [1794-1869] eldest son of Jasper Scard and his wife Ann nee Mills.  Access Biography
George Augustus Scard [1797-1852] youngest son of Jasper Scard and his wife Ann nee Mills.

                George became a Cooper by Trade like his paternal grandfather at Gosport, Hampshire.  He eventually moved to London.

                  1824     George witnessed the marriage of his young sister (now aged 21yrs) Mary Ann Scard to John William Lohfinck 
                               at St Mary Whitechapel, Tower Hamlet, Middlesex on the 24th November 1824 Witnesses: George Augustus Scard 
                               and Maria Matilda Edwards (see epilogue below)
                                
                  1829     At the age of twenty-nine George Augustus Scard [bachelor] married he married Ann Hobday [Spinster] on the 21st March 1829 
                               at St. Leonard, Shoredith London. Witnesses: Richard Hobday and Susannah Hoster (mark) - All signed excepting Susannah.
 
                                              Bride:  Little research has been done for Ann Hobday although it is known by her Will [proved 1853] that 
                                                           she had a sister Mary wife of John Franklin.
                                    
                  1829    Seven months after his marriage George he was documented living in London in an insurance Policy with the Sun Fire Office
                                           "Insured George Augustus Scard of 15 Elder Street, Spitfields, Gent. Date 27th October 1829." [National Archives Kew]

                 1831    At the age of thirty-four George publishes his Will on the 12th December 1831 in which he gives his occupation as 'Cooper' and his address
                              still at 15 Elder Street,  Spitfields, London.  His sole beneficiary and Executrix is his wife Jane Scard.  
 
1832 A year later he had moved and was again documented by the same Insurance Company; "Insured George Augustus Scard of 21 Browns Lane, Spitfields Fields, Gent. Date 26th April 1832. [National Archives, Kew] 1841 [Census] Address: Browns Lane, Spitfields Fields London. George Scard, aged 45, Cooper, not born in County. Jane Scard, aged 33, not born in County. No Children were recorded.
1851 [Census] Address: Richard Street, Alverstoke, Hampshire George Scard, Head, aged 54, Cooper, born Gosport Jane Scard, Wife, aged 47, born Banbury Oxford. No Children were recorded. 1852 George Augustus Scard died Testate in 1852 at the age of 55yrs without Issue. He was survived by his wife Jane [nee Hobday] of twenty-three years marriage. His widow Jane was his sole Beneficiary and Executrix. 1853 His widow Jane Scard [nee Hobday] died Testate the following year. Her main beneficiaries were her sister Mary Ann Franklin [wife of John Franklin] and the two nieces of her deceased husband George, the daughters of his brother Henry Jasper Scard i.e. Ann Hunt [nee Scard - wife of George Hunt] and Sarah Scard [then a Spinster, who later married Patrick Hurley in1869]. 1)  Will of George Augustus Scard Transcribed by Judith Ann S Adams
         This is the Last Will and Testament by me George Augustus  Scard of No. 15 Elder Street, Spitfields, London, Cooper. I direct that all my just , 
          debts funeral and testamentary expenses may be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of my personal estate. And as to all the rest, residue 
          and remainder of my present or any future estate both real and personal and of what nature or kind soever which I may become possessed of or entitled 
          unto in any manner howsoever in my own right, I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my dear wife Jane Scard to and for 
          her own sole, separate and exclusive use for  ever. And in the event she should marry again after my decease the same property Estate and effects are 
          not to be subject to the control or engagements of such future husband with whom she may intermarry but her [?] and receipts alone are to be 
          considered and taken as sufficient discharges for the same. And I appoint the said Jane Scard sole Executrix of this my Will and hereby revoke all 
          former Wills or Testamentary Dispositions by me at  any time hereto are made [void] and I  declare this above to be my last Will and Testament.  
          In witness whereof I the  said George Augustus Scard have to this my last Will and Testament contained in one sheet of paper, set my hand and seal 
          this twelfth day of December one thousand eight hundred and thirty one Geo Aug [st] Scard [signed] [small  seal] – Signed sealed published and
          declared by the said George Augustus Scard (the testator) as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who  in his presence at his
          request and in the presence of each other have hereunto  subscribed our names as witnesses – Alex Lenox Scott of No. 133 St. John Street  Roads 
          [Signed] – Thos [Thomas] Charles Todd [signed] – H.C. Todd of No. 11 Anns Place Hackney Road. 

           Proved at London 2nd April 1853 before the Worshipful John Haggard Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Jane Scard Widow the sole executrix
                     to whom administration was granted having been first sworn duly to administer. 
                                                                                 Will of Jane Scard 
                                                                                                         [widow of George Augustus Scard]
                                                                                                       Transcribed by Judith Ann S Adams
      
          This is the last Will & Testament by me Jane Scard of Bingham Town  near Gosport in the Parish of Alverstoke in the County of Southampton Widow 
          of George Augustus Scard late of the same  place, Cooper, deceased, I give and devise all that my freehold messuage or dwelling  house situate and being 
          number 5 in Richard Street in Bingham Town aforesaid  (counting from the South and thereof and occupied by Mr. Piddell)  with the appurtenances 
          thereunto belonging unto my  friend George Brown of Henry Street in Bingham Town aforesaid Dealer in Coals and Wood his heirs and assigns for ever.
          I give and devise all that my freehold messuage or dwelling  house situate and being number 6 in Richard Street aforesaid with the appurtenances 
          thereunto belonging unto Ann Hunt, wife of George Hunt of the Royal Clarence Victualling Yard near Gosport  afore said Miller and Sarah Scard of 
          Lambs Coubuit  Passage Red Lion Square in London, Spinster (the two daughters of my late husband’s brother Henry Scard of Gosport aforesaid 
          Shipwright) and to their respective heirs and assigns to be equally divided between them share and  share alike as tenants in common and not as joint 
          tenants. I give and devise all those my two freehold messuages or  dwelling houses situate and being Numbers 7 and 8 in Richard Street aforesaid (the 
          latter being in my own occupation) with the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto my sister Mary Ann Franklin wife of John Franklin of Rugby in 
          the County of Warwick, Cooper, her heirs and assigns for ever.  I give and bequeath unto Sarah Scard wife of the said Henry Scard the sum of nineteen
          pounds nineteen shillings and I request her to [supervise?] my funeral and have the same conducted according to my wishes with which she is acquainted.
          All the residue of my monies, monies in the Public Stocks or funds including the three and a quarter [?], household goods and furniture, wearing apparel
          and all the remainder of my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and weresoever I give and bequeath to my said Sister Mary Ann Franklin for her own
          absolute use and benefit subject nevertheless to the  payment of my just debts, funeral expenses and the costs and charges at proving and executing this 
          my Will. I hereby revoke all other Wills [?] dispositions by me at  any time heretofore mad and declare this only to be and contain my true last Will and 
          Testament In Witness whereof the said Testatrix Jane Scard have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand 
          eight hundred and fifty three Jane Sard. Jane Scard [signed twice being misspelt in the former see Statement of Solicitor below]  Signed by the Testatrix 
          Jane Scard the day and date hereof in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her  presence and in the presence of each other 
          have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto Thos [Thomas] H. Field, Solicitor, Gosport – Charles  Quinton – Blacksmith   Bingham Town.
                 
          Prerogative in the Goods of Jane Scard Widow deceased.
          Appeared Personally Thomas Henry Field of Gosport  in the County of Southampton Solicitor and made oath that  he is one of the subscribed witnesses
                                                to the last Will and Testament of Jane Scard late of Bingham Town near Gosport in the Parish of Alverstoke in the County of 
                                                Southampton Widow deceased and which said Will  bearing date the twentieth day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty 
                                                three is now hereto annexed and he further made oath that he hath particularly [?] names ‘Jane Sard’ ‘Jane Scard’ set and
                                                subscribed at the foot of the said  Will and with [?] thereto this deponent saith that the said Testatrix on her first subscribing her 
                                                name to the said Will inadvertently omitted the letter  ‘c’ in her Surname which this deponent observing then suggested that she 
                                                should again sign her name to the said Will which she then did by subscribing her name correctly ‘Jane Scard’ as now appears 
                                                thereon the said Testament signed her names on both [?] as now appears on the said Will as aforesaid in the presence of this 
                                                deponent and of Charles Quinton, the other subscribed witness to the said Will both of whom were present at the same time and 
                                                this deponent and the said Charles Quinton thereupon subscribed their names in the presence of the said Testatrix and of each 
                                                other – Thos [Thomas] H. Field [same signature as in the Will]On the thirteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and
                                                fifty-three the said Thomas Henry Fields was duly sworn to the truth of the aforegoing Affidavit before me Alfred George Day, 
                                                Commissioner.

         Probatum:  On the 16th Day of June 1853 Admin [with the Will Annexed] of the Goods Chattels and Credits of Jane Scard late of Bingham Town  near 
                             Gosport in the parish of Alverstoke in the County of Southampton Widow Deceased was granted to Mary Ann Franklin (wife of John Franklin)
                             the sister and the Residuary Legatee named in the said Will having been  first sworn by [?]  duly to administer.  No Executor.
 
Mary Ann Mills Scard [1802-1838] only daughter of Jasper Scard and his wife Ann [nee Mills]

                   1802    Mary Ann Mills Scard was baptised on the 7th February 1802 recorded the daughter of Jasper and Ann 'Mills'  [LDS]
                               [she appears to have been indexed in the LDS under her 'middle name'  - she is presented as 'Scard' by inferrence] 

                  1824     At the age of twenty-one "Mary Ann Scard" married John William Lohfinck at St Mary Whitechapel, Tower Hamlet, Middlesex
                               on the 24th November 1824  Witnesses: George Augustus Scard and Maria Matilda Edwards
                               The couple recorded several children 
                                              1826    Mary Ann Lohfink              - born 8th Nov 1826 - baptised 4th Dec 1826 at St  Leonard Shoreditch
                                                                                                         - father’s occupation a cooper - address given as Curtain  Road
                                                                                                         - Perhaps the same Mary A (spinster) died Dec 1915  recorded aged 89 Poplar  see sister Jane
                                              1832    Jane  Elizabeth Lohfink     - born 23rd Sept 1832 – baptised 21st  October 1832 at  at St Leonard Shoreditch  
                                                                                                         - father’s occupation a cooper - address given as Susannah Row
                                                                                                         - Perhaps the same Jane Elizabeth (spinster) died Dec Q 1909 recorded aged 77 Poplar see sister Mary A. 
                                              1835    George Augustus Lohfink  - born 29th May 1835 –baptised 21st June  1835 at St Leonard Shoreditch 
                                                                                                         - father’s occupation a cooper - address given as  Susannah Row
                                                                                                         - buried  13th August 1835 recorded aged 3 months -  address given as Susannah Row
                                              1837     Henry Scard Lohfink         - recorded “aged 10 weeks & 1 day” when baptised 10th  September 1837 at St Leonard Shoreditch 
                                                                                                         - father’s occupation a cooper -  address given as Susannah Row
                                                                                                           (the namesake of her other brother Henry?)
                                                                                                         - buried 13th May 1838  recorded aged 10 mths at St Leonard Shoreditch - address given as Curtain Road !
    
                                Mary Ann Lohfink [nee Scard] died 10th June 1838 recorded aged 35 years  (born 1803) 
                                - address given as Susannah Row