John FOOT, a butcher of Ashburton, Devon married Jane STABB of Slapton, Devon in the parish of East Stonehouse, Plymouth in 1783. John's family can be traced back in Ashburton a further six generations - as far as the parish registers survive.
Jane STABB died in Brixham in 1801, but John remarried Elizabeth DREW of Kingswear, Devon and settled in Guernsey with his family. His son, George (pictured right), bought him a house in Rohais de Bas and called it "Ashburton House" after his father's place of birth.
- George FOOTE (1785-1854)
married 1819 Hannah HAWKINS (1784-1857)
- George FOOTE (1820-1869) married Tryphena LAMBLE (1817-1879)
- William Henry FOOTE (1822-1859)
married 1851 Mathilda Elizabeth STEER (1827-1920)
- George William FOOTE (1853-1947) m Annie ORCHARD (1855-1934)
- William Henry FOOTE (1855-1935) m Elizabeth MARQUAND (1857-1953)
- Elizabeth Matilda FOOTE (1857-1942) m Adolphus BROUARD (1848-1927)
- Jane FOOTE (1787-1788)
- John FOOTE (1789-1789)
- Jane Stabb FOOTE (1789-1789)
- John FOOTE (1794-1838)
married 1821 Eleanor MARTIN (1798-1856)
- Susannah Jane FOOTE (1824-?)
- Eleanor FOOTE (1825-1855) married William Arthur Cawley BASKFILL
- John FOOTE (1825-1828)
- Alfred Henry FOOTE (1827-?) married 1849 Mary Ann ARNOLD (1830-?)
- John Charles FOOTE (1828-1828)
- Rosa Anne FOOTE (1829-1840)
- John FOOTE (1831-1831)
- Amelia FOOTE (1832-?)
- John Martin FOOTE (1834-?)
- Edward FOOTE (1835-1837)
- Edward FOOTE (1838-1899)
- Jane FOOTE (1798-?) married 1818 Nicholas ARCHER
(those in bold were butchers)
Earliest Mention in Guernsey
- 1812, George Foote of Brixham joins the Mariner's Lodge of Freemasons in Guernsey.
- In 1820, George and John FOOTE were among 33 Guernsey butchers who signed a petition to the Privy Council, urging them to approve the construction of the new market building.
- George FOOTE holds stall 2 in 1826, John Foot holds stall 35 (1826 Commercial Directory).
- In 1840, following the death of Mesach HANNAM (occupier of stall 3), George finally receives approval from the Market Committee to extend his business by combining stalls 2 and 3.
- He held these stalls until his death in 1859, when they were taken over by his son, George.
- George FOOTE junior holds Stalls 2-3 in 1861 (Le Lievre's). He held these stall until 1869 when they were taken over by William RADDEN.
- The Footes were one of only three butchers families to be allocated more than one stall in the meat market, along with the HAMMOND and GARDNER families.
- In 1850, States Market Committee granted Alfred Henry FOOTE a licence to hold stall in Town Meat Market.
- In 1878, States Market Committee granted William Henry FOOTE a license to hold stall 44 in the Town Meat Market
George Foote's line
- Les Etibots, St Peter Port (1841 Census)
- Les Bessières, St Peter Port (1851 Census)
- Rohais farm, Rohais de Bas (1874 Directory)
- Meadow Grove, Foote's Lane
- Ashburton House, Rohais de Bas
John Foote's line
- Braye du Valle, Vale (1827 Strangers List)
- Allez Street, St Peter Port (1841 Census)
- Eleanor : Les Rocquettes, Rohais Road, St Peter Port (1851 Census)
- Alfred Henry : 3 High Street, St Peter Port (1851 Census)
- Amelia & Edward : Bridge, St Sampsons (1851 Census)
- George FOOTE owned several ships with Francis LAMBLE and Charles BASKFILL - details at Guernsey Ships site.
- George FOOTE's branch of the family owned land in the area of Rohais de Bas, on the border of St Peter Port and St Andrews. There is a lane through the land they once owned which is now called Foote's Lane.
- John's FOOTE's branch of the family owned land in the newly-reclaimed area of the Braye du Valle in the north of the island.
- Both areas have the inscription "Mr. Foote" on Cochrane's 1832 Map of Guernsey.
- Foote Family in Guernsey - History of the Foote family in Guernsey
- Family Tree - Full details of my Foote family tree (generated by Family Origins).