The Eales family
See also - The Wills and Eales family

The following account is rather confused. I have attempted to clarify it below.

'I beg leave to give you a few memoranda...of my old and esteemed friend Richard Eales Esq., and some of his family. The great-grandfather of the present Charles Thomas Eales Esq., was born in Ashburton, Devon, and had two sons, Richard and William. They married two sisters, the Misses Smerdon, of Ashburton, where John was born. Richard Eales lived at Buckland House, near Ashburton. John Eales married Susanna Hoyles of Dartmouth. He had sons, - Richard, born at Ashburton in 1759, Thomas, John and William, and five daughters. Richard, with whom I was well acquainted, married Elizabeth Young, a descendant of the Martins of Combe Marton. By her Richard had three children, - Charles, who has the Stamp Office at Bristol, and lives at Clifton, and is married to Frances Elizabeth Daniel, daughter of George Daniel MD of Exeter, a physician of great repute; - Elizabeth, married to Michael William Esq., of Trevince and Carhayes Castle, Cornwall; Caroline married William Williams Esq., of Tregullow, Cornwall; Thomas died young. Richard bought the manor of Dawlish, and sold it again, except the Easdon estate, where he lived and died on Monday, August 18th, 1851, at the age of ninety-three, having been Clerk of the Peace for the county of Devon, more than fifty years. He left Easdon and other property to his son Charles Thomas Eales, who lives at Clifton.
The above-named Richard Eales had three brothers, - John, a Lieut. in the Royal Navy, who married and left three daughters; William, in Holy Orders, who married and left sons and daughters; and Thomas, who died unmarried...
W.Collyns'
Notes and Queries, a Medium for Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists etc., London, vol II, July to December, 1862, p292ff

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According to a printed pedigree, Richard Eales (1), son of John, was baptized in Ashburton 15th May 1696. Richard married Elizabeth Sparke 10th September 1716.
Richard (2) was baptized at Ashburton in December 1725, and William was baptized in December 1728. In addition, Richard (1) and Elizabeth had three other children: John, Philippi and Elizabeth.

Joseph Jackson Howard, Visitation of England and Wales notes: vol II 1897, p74ff

Amongst several Eales christenings is that of Richard, the son of John, baptized in May 1696
Richard Eales married Elizabeth Sparke in September 1716
Parish records

Richard, the son of Richard, was baptized at Ashburton in December 1725

and William, the son of Richard, was baptized at Ashburton in December 1728
Parish records

Winifred Smerdon, who married Richard (2), and Martha Smerdon, who married William (bapt 1728), were the daughters of Thomas and Winifred Smerdon.

Joseph Jackson Howard, Visitation of England and Wales notes: vol II 1897, p74ff

William Eales married Martha Smerdon 11th October 1753, Ashburton
Richard Eales, the younger, married Winifred Smerdon 21st March 1757, Ashburton
Parish records

Richard bapt 1696 was buried at Ashburton 15th October 1762.
Richard bapt 1725 was buried at Ashburton 3rd July 1800 ['Churchwarden' in the parish records]
William bapt 1728 was buried at Liskeard 6th August 1815.
Joseph Jackson Howard, Visitation of England and Wales notes: vol II 1897, p74ff
Confirmed by parish records, in the case of William by the Cornwall burials transcription, Cornwall Family History Society

'Richard Eales [2 - bapt 1725] lived at Buckland House, near Ashburton.  He had sons, - Richard [3], born at Ashburton in 1759, Thomas, John and William, and five daughters.
Thomas died young, [unmarried].
John Eales [a Lieut. in the Royal Navy] married Susanna Hoyles of Dartmouth.
[William was in Holy Orders]'


Richard Eales [3], the son of Richd Eales and Winefred, was baptized at Ashburton on 19th September 1759
John Eales, the son of Richd Eales and Winifred, was baptized at Ashburton on 6th July 1762
Thomas Eales, the son of Richard Eales and Winefred, was baptized at Ashburton on 24th February 1768

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, https://www.familysearch.org

William Eales, the son of Richard Eales and Winifred, was baptized at Ashburton on 30th June 1773
Parish records

'Richard [3], with whom I was well acquainted, married Elizabeth Young, a descendant of the Martins of Combe Marton. By her Richard [3] had three children, - Charles [CharlesThomas Eales], who has the Stamp Office at Bristol, and lives at Clifton, and is married to Frances Elizabeth Daniel, daughter of George Daniel MD of Exeter, a physician of great repute; - Elizabeth, married to Michael William Esq., of Trevince and Carhayes Castle, Cornwall; Caroline married William Williams Esq., of Tregullow, Cornwall.

Richard bought the manor of Dawlish, and sold it again, except the Easdon estate, where he lived and died on Monday, August 18th, 1851, at the age of ninety-three, having been Clerk of the Peace for the county of Devon, more than fifty years. He left Easdon and other property to his son Charles Thomas Eales, who lives at Clifton.'                                                                         

Richard Eales [3] married Elizabeth Young 2nd July 1785, Exeter St Paul
On the marriage licence Richard, Gent, signs himself R Eales Junr.

England Marriages, 1538-1973, https://www.familysearch.org
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-X3S9-GYJ


Charles Thomas Eales, the son of Richd. Eales and Eliz., was baptized 9th August 1796, St Paul, Exeter

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, https://www.familysearch.org

John Eales [son of Richard and Winifred] married Susanna Hoyles 19th August 1802, Dartmouth

England Marriages, 1538-1973, https://www.familysearch.org

William Eales [son of Richard and Winifred] matriculated 1792 at Oxford, and became a chaplain with the EICS.
Joseph Jackson Howard, Visitation of England and Wales notes: vol II 1897, p74ff

In the 1851 census 77 year old William is living at Waye House, with his daughter Winnafred E Eales. William, a widower, is a retired chaplain of the E I Service; Winnafred was born in the East Indies.
1851 census HO107, piece no 1871, folio 346, p15

William was buried at Ashburton 4th January 1855, aged 81.
Parish records

Probate was granted for the will of William Eales, Clerk, Ashburton, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 1855
Ref 2204, PROB11, Devon Wills Index 1163-1999
See also http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D57949, ref
PROB 11/2204/187