John OLIVER, from whom we are descended, connects to the SQUIRES
family via the marriage of his daughter, Jane to Richard TAYLOR .

John's granddaughter, Jane TAYLOR , married Charles Dunlop SQUIRES.

(See Ancestral Tree)


John's parents were Thomas OLIVER and Elizabeth THOMPSON, and he was born in 1810 and baptised the same year in Barby, Northamptonshire on 23 September.

St Mary's Parish Church, Barby


John married Sarah Ann JEPHCOTT on 23 April 1833 in Willoughby, Warwickshire.

Sarah Ann was born 1816 in Willoughby, Warwickshire and baptised on 26th December.

Their daughter Jane was born in 1835 in Blaby, Warwickshire.

They had two other children:
c 1833 Emma
c 1838 Mary Ann (married Frederick Tibbs 1 May 1858 in Coventry)
c 1840 Charlotte


By the time of the 1841 Census,

John and (Sarah) Ann were living in Gosford Street, Coventry with their four daughters,

  • Elizabeth (born 1833, Willoughby),
  • Jane (born 1835, Barby),
  • Mary Ann (born June Qtr 1838, Barby)
  • Catherine (born 1840, Coventry).
John is described as a labourer.


The family were still living in Gosford Street, Coventry in 1851 but John is not recorded at home.

Sarah Ann is a Laundress, Emma is a Filler Silk, and both Mary and Charlotte are Nurse Servants.

Jane was not recorded with the family. She is instead to be found at the Bell Inn, Warwick Lane, Coventry staying with her grandmother Elizabeth Jephcott.

If she was living there then perhaps that is where she met her future husband, Richard as he was living in St Johns Street, a "stones throw" away!


Sarah Ann is living alone in Court 43, House 6, Gosford Street Coventry. She is still recorded as a laundress.

Jane is living with her husband Richard, a silk weaver, and four children at Whitley Common, Coventry.


Sarah Ann is recorded on the 1871 Census as living with her married daughter Mary, in Cox Street, Coventry. Mary was married to Frederick Tibbs.

Jane and Richard have not been found on the 1871 Census.

Sarah Ann died in May 1878 in Coventry and buried 21st May 1878 in the London Road Cemetery.


John's parents were Thomas OLIVER and Elizabeth THOMPSON.

Thomas was born about 1773 in Barby, Northamptonshire.

On the 23rd October,1797 aged 24 years, Thomas OLIVER married Elizabeth THOMPSON in St Mary's, Barby, Northamptonshire.

Thomas was buried in Barby, 5th May 1840.

Elizabeth was born 1780 and baptised on 3rd September, 1780 in Barby, Northamptonshire. She died in 1844 and was buried on 9th September in St Mary's, Barby.

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