TUCKER, Revd John Kinsman

1810 - 1896

John Kinsman Tucker

John Kinsman Tucker, was baptised at Moretonhampstead, Devon on 24 October 1810, son of John Tucker. He married at Plymouth, Devon on 10 September 1834, Sarah Henrietta née Shepherd and was curate at Framsden, Suffolk and in 1844, inaugurated rector of St Catherine's Pettaugh, Suffolk. In 1851, 40 year old rector of Pettaugh, living at The Rectory, Pettaugh with his 46 year old wife Sarah, born in Somerset with their children, John Henry 16, Mary Jane 10 [q.v.], both born at Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, Savill Arundel 7, born Framsden and newly born Barton Shepherd, born at Pettaugh, and retained three indoor servants, a second daughter, Charlotte Henrietta was born in 1853 and second son Charles William (1837-1861) was away as a naval cadet. Tucker, who was a self-taught artist, exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from Pettaugh Rectory in 1884 'Rev. J. K. Tucker-from life by himself' which now hangs in the vestry of Pettaugh church. His wife, who was born on 16 March 1805, died at Pettaugh on 13 May 1888, and in 1891 John was an 80 year old widower still living at Pettaugh Rectory, with his 48 year old daughter-in-law Eliza Jordan Tucker, née Shepherd and grand-daughter, 10 year old Victoria T. Tucker (born 28 June 1880), Eliza's husband Savill Arundel Tucker, a former solicitor had absconded in 1883 with 55,000 of his clients funds. John Kinsman Tucker died at Pettaugh on 14 June and buried on 18 June 1896. Tucker was the author of 'The Catechism of the Church of England Explained' (1849).