M*CH*MORE One Name Study


Tree 501. Descendants of William MICHELMORE
(Plympton St Maurice 173x)

This subtree includes the earliest known M*CH*MOREs to have lived in Plympton. Note that Plympton St Maurice and Plympton Erle were alternative names for the same parish.

Jenny emigrated to New Zealand with her husband sometime around 1870.

Underlining (if any) indicates changes made at the latest update.

Generation 1

Tree 501

Generation 1

Family 0505

head  William MICHELMORE possible link

b 173x

1759 Plympton St Maurice: 3rd banns read 24Junfor William MICHELMORE and Elizabeth BARTLETT

m 28Sep1759 Plympton St Maurice, BARTLETT

1781 ^ The Tanyard, Plympton St Maurice (MITCHELMORE) UK life events

1783 paid 3s poor rate for Pigspark, Plympton St Mary (Wm MUCHMORE) UK legal documents

?bur 1May1784 Plympton St Maurice

?bur 1Oct1790 Plympton St Maurice

sp      Elizabeth BARTLETT

b 173x

?chr 21Feb1730 Plymouth Charles, "daughter of Robert & Catherine"

?chr 23Sep1731 Plymouth Charles, "daughter of William & Margaret"

?chr 5Nov1734 Cornwood, "daughter of John & Ann"

m 28Sep1759 Plympton St Maurice

bur 5Dec1801 Plympton St Maurice


chr [6Jan1761] Plympton St Maurice

dau    Elizabeth MITCHELMORE

chr 25Sep1763 Plympton St Maurice

bur 29Sep1816 Plympton St Maurice @ 52

dau    Margaret MITCHELMORE

chr [14Feb1766] Plympton St Maurice

m 7Mar1797 Plymouth St Andrew, Peter DAILEY (MUCHAMORE)

dau Elisabeth Mitchamore DAILY

chr 1Feb1801 Plymouth Charles

son Thomas DAILEY

chr 24Apr1803 Plymouth Charles

1828 mason ^ Underwood

m 1Jul1825, Plympton St Maurice, Philippa ROBERTS

son Thomas Michelmore DAILEY

chr 25May1828 Plympton St Mary

bur 31Aug1832 Plympton St Maurice @ 4, “cholera” (Thomas Mitchelmore)

bur 31Aug1832 Plymouth Ford Park Cemetery @ 4

1851 mason @ 47 b Plymouth ^ Longbroook Street, Plympton St Mary

d 1859.1 Plympton @ 56

son    William MITCHELMORE

chr 10Feb1769 Plympton St Maurice

?bur 1May1784 Plympton St Maurice

?bur 1Oct1790 Plympton St Maurice


chr [1Mar1772] Plympton St Maurice

m 27Sep1796 Stoke Damerel: George WATTS, painter; Mary MICHELMORE

dau Mary Mitchelmore WATTS

chr 1Jan1807 Plymouth Charles

1818 inherited a silk scarf from her brother John UK wills & probates

son    Thomas MITCHELMORE

chr [3Mar1776] Plympton St Maurice


chr [5Feb1779] Plympton St Maurice

m 2Aug1803 Stoke Damerel: Robert HUXHAM, cordwainer; Ann MITCHELMORE

1841 independent means @ 60 ^ Adelaide Street, East Stonehouse

bur 2May1847 Plymouth St Andrews @ 67 ^ Buckwell Street


















One of the burial records refers to William's son William.





























 Presumably the funeral service for Thomas Michelmore was held at Plympton St Maurice, but he was buried at Plymouth Ford Park.















One of the burial records refers to William's father.

Generation 2

Tree 501

Generation 2

Family 1805


chr [6Jan1761] Plympton St Maurice

m 17Dec1784 Plympton St Mary: John MICHELMORE; Mary FROST; witness William FROST

13Feb1813 ^ Underwood, Plympton St Mary: made will, leaving £150 and his three tenements in Underwood to daughter Jane; £5 to each of Jane's children; his house in Underwood and the residue of his estate to daughter Ann; his clothes to Jane's husband Richard DORTAN; and a silk handkerchief to his sister Mary UK wills & probates

bur 2Jul1818 Plympton St Mary @ 57 ^ Underwood

6Oct1818 probate granted to daughter Ann UK wills & probates

sp      Mary FROST

?chr 16Apr1756 Plympton St Mary, "dau of William & Elzabeth"

?chr 22Mar1760 Plympton St Mary, "dau of William & Mary"

m 17Dec1784 Plympton St Mary

bur 1Oct1807 Plympton St Mary @ 48

son    William MICHELMORE

chr 8Jan1786 Plympton St Mary

bur 5Mar1786 Plympton St Mary, “an infant”

dau    Mary MICHELMORE

chr 21Sep1787 Plympton St Mary

m 5Nov1808 Plympton St Mary: Isaac BERRY, sojourner; Mary MICHELMORE; witnesses [sister] Jane Frost MICHELMORE & [father] John MICHELMORE

d before 1851

dau    Elizabeth MICHELMORE

chr 16Aug1789 Plympton St Mary

bur 18Jan1801 Plympton St Mary

dau    Jenny Frost MICHELMORE

chr 28Nov1790 Plympton St Mary

m 23May1809 Plympton St Mary: Richard DARTON, sojourner; Jane Frost MICHELMORE; witness [father] John MICHELMORE

son John Michelmore DARTON

chr 6May1810 Plymstock (DORDON/DORTON)

1818 inherited £5 from his grandfather UK wills & probates

m 27Oct1834 Exeter Holy Trinity, Elizabeth MILTON

son Richard Lilleycrap DARTON

b 5May1835

chr 1Nov1835 Exeter St Edmund ^ Island

m 1859.3 East Stonehouse, Susan Elizabeth DAY (Richard Lillycrap)

son Richard Thomas Michelmore DARTON

b 1866.1 Tavistock

b 21Jan1866 Tavistock

d 1942.1 Tavistock @ 80

d 1917.3 Tavistock @ 81 (Richard Lillicrap)

1818 executrix of her father's estate; inherited £150 and his three tenements in Underwood UK wills & probates

1820, 1822 ^ Oreston, Plymstock

dau Ann Michelmore DARTON

(b 1820) Plymouth

chr 1Feb1820 Plymstock

m 1843.2 Plymouth, Francis Williams LISHMAN (Ann Michaelmore)

m 7Apr1843 Plymouth Charles: Francis Williams LISHMAN, widower, mariner ^ Moore Street, father Francis LISHMAN, labourer; Ann Michaelmore DARTON ^ Moore Street, father Richard DARTON, mariner

1851 @ 31 b Plymouth ^ Cambers Court, Plymouth St Andrews (Ann)

son William Thomas Michelmore DARTON

chr 28Jul1822 Plymstock

1851 fisherman, unm @ 28 b Plympstock [sic] (William)

1871 fisherman @ 48 b Oreston (William)

d 1879.4 Plymouth @ 56 (William Thomas M)

bur 9Nov1879 Ford Park Cemetery @ 56 (William Thomas Mitchamore)

son Thomas Michelmore DARTON

b 12Mar1825 Plymouth

chr 27Mar1825 Plymouth St Andrew (Thomas Michaelmore)

m 1850.4 Plymouth, Harriet Yeo BRAY

m 3Oct1850 Plymouth St Andrew: Thomas Mitchelmore DARTON, sailmaker @ 25 ^ 15 Lambhay Street, father Richard DARTON, baker; Harriet Yeo BRAY @ 22 ^ 15 Lambhay Street, father John BRAY, fisherman

m 3Oct1850 Plymouth St Andrew: Thomas Michelmore DARTON, First Class PO, HMS Albatross ^ Plymouth;  Harriet Yeo BRAY ^ Plymouth New Zealand newspaper announcements

son Thomas Daily Michelmore DARTON

b 1851.3 Easington

b 16Jul1851 Seaham, Durham

Mar1859 @ 7: dep Melbourne aboard Marchioness for NZ with mother & 4 siblings (Thomas MICHELMORE) Australian shipping records

Apr1878 gives notice of application for a lease of a block of land at Tuapeka West for agricultural purposes (Thomas Daily) New Zealand life events

d 1931 NZ @ 70

d 26Nov1931; bur Lawrence NZ

1852 emigrated to Victoria, Australia

dau Harriet DARTON

b 14Mar1855 East Melbourne

chr 8Apr1855 Melbourne

m 19Jun1890 Lawrence NZ, William Henderson FYFE

dau Eleanor Darton FYFE

b 10Dec1899 Kakanui NZ

m 19Apr1924 Roslyn Presbyterian Church, Dunedin NZ, William BOURKE

son William Michelmore BOURKE

b 1Oct1927 Invercargill NZ

1949 student ^ Rolleston House, 5 Worcester Street, Fendleton NZ New Zealand electoral rolls

1952 graduated with BE (Chem), Canterbury University, Christchurch New Zealand life events

1954 chemical engineer ^ 12 Pearce Street, Coogee NSW Australian population surveys

1958 chemical engineer ^ 53 Dunmore Street, Bexley NSW Australian population surveys

1963, 1968 engineer ^ 18 Koorabel Street, Lugarno NSW Australian population surveys

1972-1980 engineer ^ 33 Dempster Avenue, Balwyn North VIC Australian population surveys

d 31Jul2012 Ballarat VIC

d 7Sep1978 Kerikeri NZ

d 17Jun1952 Dunedin

1856 sailmaker ^ 4 Bourke Street, Melbourne Australian population surveys

1858 moved to Canterbury NZ and then settled in Tuapeka NZ, had 11 children New Zealand life events

Mar1859 his wife @ 30 departed Melbourne aboard Marchioness for Littleton NZ with 5 children (Mrs MICHELMORE) Australian shipping records

5Apr1859 his wife and 5 children arrived Lyttelton aboard the brigantine Marchioness from Melbourne (Mrs MICHELMORE) New Zealand life events

1864 member of Lawrence District High School Committee New Zealand life events

Apr1878 gives notice of application for a lease of three blocks of land at Tuapeka West for agricultural purposes

1878, 1881 farmer ^ Beaumont Road, Tuapeka New Zealand electoral rolls

1882 farmer ^ Lawrence, Tuapeka: freeholder of 207 acres valued at ₤948 New Zealand life events

1890, 1896 at Tuapeka New Zealand life events

3Oct1900 ^ Tuapeka: celebrated 50th wedding anniversary New Zealand newspaper announcements

d 1909 NZ @ 84

d 24Jun1909; bur Lawrence New Zealand cemetery records

d 24Jun1909 at his residence, "The Willows", Lawrence, in his 85th year New Zealand newspaper announcements

bur 27Jun1909 Lawrence New Zealand newspaper announcements

1909 farmer ^ Lawrence: probate granted Dunedin NZ New Zealand legal records

1851 @ 60 b Plympton ^ Lambhay St, Plymouth St Andrew (Jane)

d 1871.4 Plymouth @ 81 (Jane Frost)

son    William Frost MICHELMORE

chr 17Feb1793 Plympton St Mary

bur 25Nov1793 Plympton St Mary

son    William John MICHELMORE

chr 12Oct1794 Plympton St Mary

bur 16Feb1795 Plympton St Mary

dau    Ann Agness MICHELMORE

chr 12Jun1796 Plympton St Mary

1818 inherited her father's house in Underwood and the residue of his estate UK wills & probates

m 12Jul1821 Plympton St Mary, Thomas PEARSE (Ann Agnes)

son John Michelmore PEARSE

chr 24Mar1822 Plymstock

1823 emigrated to Australia

m 1856 Maitland NSW, Isabella MACPHERSON (John)

son John James PEARSE

b 1861 Morpeth NSW (John J)

m 1888 Morpeth, Emily LEE (John J)

son Geoffrey Mitchelmore PEARSE

b 1903 Hinton NSW (Geoffrey)

b 7Mar1903 Tressingfield, Woodville (?)

31May1907 @ 3½: accidentally cut on leg by brother Alan, who was mowing lucerne with a scythe (Geoffrey)

m 1938 Wyong NSW, Ethel Montague RUDDER (Geoffrey)

d 1952 Wyong (Geoffrey)

d 6Oct1952 Wyong @ 50 Australian newspaper announcements

1935 ^ Otterburn, Mardi, Wyong

d 1939 Newcastle NSW

19Feb1863 ^ Hinton, NSW: mentioned in notice in the NSW Government Gazette (John Michilmore PEARSE) Australian legal records

July 1897  JP ^ Tressingfield, Woodville NSW: moved to Chatswood (John)

d 1907 Chatswood (John M)

d 2Jan1907 Chatswood  @ 84 ^ Balclutha, Albert Avenue (John M)

bur 4Jan1907 Hinton (John)

son Thomas Michelmore PEARSE

chr 4May1828 Plymstock

m 1866, Marianne J NOTT (Thomas W)

d 8Jan1885 Sydney NSW @ 57 ^ 5 Grosvenor Terrace, Princes Street, late ^ Hinton (Thomas)

dau    Kezia MICHELMORE

chr 10Feb1799 Plympton St Mary

bur 4Mar1801 Plympton St Mary



John appears to have broken away from his parents' preference for Plympton St Maurice and moved over to Plympton St Mary, presumably because this was his wife's church.



































































































The information on William Michelmore's ancestry was obtained from a family tree at FamilySearch.






















It is not known why Thomas's family used the surname MICHELMORE in 1859.










A long obituary of Thomas Michelmore DARTON, published in the Tuapeka Times on 26Jun1909, is available here.

















Much of the information on John Mitchelmore, John James and Geoffrey Mitchelmore was obtained from Trove.


The 1823 emigration date comes from John's 1907 obituary; it seems more likely he emigrated somewhat later, after his brother Thomas was born.



Tree 501

Generation 2

Family 0735

head  Thomas MITCHELMORE

chr [3Mar1776] Plympton St Maurice

1799 entered Royal Navy

m [26Jul1799] Plympton St Maurice, ROBERTS (MICHELMORE)

8Apr1808 Plympton St Maurice: witnessed marriage of James WHITE and Mary ROACH

1815 seaman RN: wounded aboard HMS Bulwark (Thos MITCHMORE) Royal Navy records

2Aug1815 mason ^ Plympton St Maurice: along with William BARKER, leased Quarry Field and Dorsmouth Hill quarry UK legal documents

24Aug1815 @41: awarded naval pension of £12 4s per annum for life in recognition of 16 yr 4 mo service (Thos MITCHMORE) Royal Navy records

1830-31 stone mason ^ Plympton Earl UK street & trade directories

1838, 1839 paid rates on an orchard with house and quarry, part of Dorsmouth Hill UK street & trade directories

1841 mason @ 60 b Devon ^ Fore Street, Plympton St Maurice

1843 stone mason ^ Plympton Earl UK street & trade directories

184x owned & occupied 300 m2 land and occupied a further 2000 m2  in Plympton St Maurice Early UK population returns

1843-1852 paid church rates on properties and garden in Plympton St Maurice (Thos) UK street & trade directories

1850 sergeant at mace ^ Plympton Earl (Thos MICHELMORE) UK street & trade directories

1851 mason @ 74 b Plympton ^ Church Street, Plympton St Mary (MICHELMORE)

1853 sergeant at mace, Plympton Urban District Council (MICHELMORE) UK street & trade directories

d 1853.2 Plympton @ 76

bur 24Apr1853 Plympton St Maurice @ 76

d 21Apr1853 Plympton St Maurice: probate granted 11Jul1853 to Philippa MICHELMORE, the widow, estate under £100, leaves everything (including property near a quarry belonging to the Earl of Morley) to his wife Philippa, with nephew Thomas DAILY and niece Philippa HEMMINGS to receive the residue of his estate after his wife's death (MICHELMORE) UK wills & probates

sp      Phillippa ROBERTS

(b 1767) Ermington

m [26Jul1799] Plympton St Maurice

1841 @ 70 b Devon ^ Fore Street, Plympton St Maurice

1851 @ 84 b Ermington ^ Church Street, Plympton St Mary

1853 widow ^ Plympton St Maurice: executor of her husband's will UK wills & probates

d 1858.4 Plympton @ 91

bur 7Nov1858 Plympton St Maurice @ 91 (Phillis)



The first child of James and Mary ROACH was named Mary Ann Mitchelmore WHITE [Tree 900], apparently in Thomas's honour.


HMS Bulwark was a 74-gun ship of the line built in 1807.















A sergeant at mace was the mayor’s personal attendant and mace-carrier.





In relation to average earnings, Thomas's estate would have been equivalent to about £70,000 today.