The Mogridge family

A James Mogridge and a John Mogridge were both baptised in Molland, North Devon - John in January 1744 and James in October 1756. John's father is named as Philip, but no father or mother is noted for James.
Molland parish records

John Mogridge, son of Philip of Molland, Devon, gent, entered Exeter College, Oxford, on the 31 March 1762. He was 17.
Alumni Oxoniensis 1715-1786, vol3 p966 - accessed 22-06-2020

It is possible, but not certain, that these are the John and James below.

John Mogridge married Margaret Froude on 9th July 1771, at Modbury, Devon.
Devon Family History Society transcription.

In April 1773 Elisabeth Froude Mogridge, the daughter of John Mogridge, Vicar, and Margaret, was baptised at Holne.
Frances Mogridge, the daughter of John Mogridge, Vicar, and Margaret, was born on April 26th 1774 at Holne. She was baptised on June 7th.
Her brother John was born two years later, and was baptised on 26th November 1776.
Mary was born in May 1778 and baptised in September.
Holne parish records

The Reverend John Mogridge wrote his last will and testament in May 1785. His brother James Mogridge, a surgeon, together with William Sunter and Joseph Sunter, clothiers, were appointed executors and trustees, and were charged with investing £800 in public funds. £25 interest was to be drawn every year and put towards the 'maintenance, education and benefit' of his daughter Frances Mogridge, until she reached the age of 21, or married with the consent of the trustees. The £800 then became hers. The rest of the Reverend's estate, together with any surplus interest from the £800, was to be used for the benefit of his son, also called John, until he, too, reached the age of 21. This could include provision for his education, or towards a trade or profession: when he reached 21 the estate became his.
John Mogridge signed his will with a mark in front of witnesses, 'the said Testator John Mogridge being unable to write by means of the gout in his hand'.
The National Archives, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, ref PROB 11/1135/56 - accessed 21-06-2020
1808 Philip Hancock Jnr. of Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England, Frances Mogridge, spinster, married by licence 9th April 1808. James Mogridge was one of the witnesses.
Parish records

'A tablet in Wiveliscombe Church: "Sacred to the memory of Philip Hancock, of Ford, in this parish, who died the 19th day of April, 1838, aged 72 years, and of Frances, his wife, daughter of Rev. John Mogridge, Vicar of Holne in the County of Devon, who died the 17th day of May, 1858, aged 84 years." '
Lavinia M Squarey, compiler, Family Records and Pedigrees, p35. Available through Internet Archive

James Mogridge was apprenticed to Nicholas Tripe, surgeon, Ashburton, in 1772.
National Archives ref 58 f 155, Society of Genealogists vol 37, p784, no 276o46,
Country Apprentices, 1710-1808, available through

James Mogridge, bachelor, and Grace Tripe, widow*, both of the parish, married by licence 19th December 1786.
Parish records
*Grace Palk had married Nicholas Tripe Jnr. at Ashburton in November 1780. Nicholas Tripe the Younger, surgeon, had died in 1783.
Parish records

Mary, the daughter of (Mr) James and Grace, was baptised in April 1788. She had been born on February 16th.
Walter Palk Mogridge, the son of James and Grace, was baptised in February 1791. He had been born the previous December.
Robert Palk Mogridge, the son of James and Grace, was baptised in July 1796. He had been born the previous November.
He married Mary Bovey, by licence, in July 1828.
John Mogridge, the son of James and Grace, was baptised in January 1801. He had been born the previous June.
Parish records

An obituary for Benjamin Parham in 1861 said that he married, in 1827, Miss Mary Palk Mogridge, daughter of James Mogridge Esq., and niece of the late Sir Lawrence Palk, Bart., of Haldon House. She had died in 1849.
County Courts Chronicle 1st October 1861, p266 col2

Walter Mogridge, a solicitor aged 50, was in Mary St., Bovey Tracey at the time of the 1841 census.
He was in the same household as 41 year old John Mogridge, surgeon (and apothecary?) and 12 year old Jessie.
1841 census HO107, piece no. 253, folio 8, p11

Jessie Margaret Palk Mogridge had been baptised in October 1829 at Bovey Tracey, the daughter of John and Elizabeth.
Transcript Bovey Tracey parish records

She was baptised again in February 1834. A note in the records says that she was aged 4 years and 7 months, and that she had been baptised privately in 1829.
Her sister, Elizabeth Palk Mogridge, aged 18 months, was baptised on the same date in 1834
Bovey Tracey parish records

Mr John Mogridge, surgeon, "The friend of the poor" died in November 1847 at Bovey Tracey.
Western Times 27 November 1847, p4 col5

After the decease of John Mogridge, surgeon, of Bovey Tracey, all claimants to his estate had to send to Miss Stone, of Withycombe House near Wiveliscombe in Somerset.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette 26 February 1848, p4 col5

Pigot's Directory for 1822-23 lists both James Mogridge and Robert P Mogridge as surgeons in East Street.
Pigot's Directory 1822-23, available on the Ashburton section of Genuki - accessed 21-06-2020

Robert Palk, the son of Robert Palk and Mary Mogridge, was baptised at Ashburton in October 1830. Robert Palk Mogridge [Snr.] was a surgeon.
James, the son of Robert Palk and Mary Mogridge, was baptised at Ashburton in September 1831.
Parish records

Obituary, March 1837 'At Ashburton, aged 40, Robert Palk Mogridge esq., a highly respectable surgeon.'
The Gentleman's Magazine, 1837, p554

Mary Mogridge, relict of the late Robert Palk Mogridge, surgeon of Ashburton, died at Chagford in November 1867. She was 71.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, 8 November 1867, p5 col6

Robert Palk Mogridge [Jnr.] married Elizabeth Palk Mogridge at Chipstable, Somerset, in October 1868. Elizabeth was the youngest daughter of the late John Mogridge of Bovey Tracey.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, 23 October 1868, p5 col5