- Born: Abt 1838, Blackmore
- Marriage: Mahalah
John is born in Blackmore in 1838.
In 1851 census, John is aged 13, born in Blackmore
Their first son is born in Brentwood in 1859.
In 1861, living in Crown Street, Brentwood - he is 25, a carpenter, and has a young family.
In 1866, he is listed as receivng a legacy of £50 from his uncle Richard Thomas Lagden. He is noted as a carpenter in Brentwood, and son of Richard Thomas Lagdens sister Elizabeth Alderton.
In 1871, he is in Queen Street, Brentwood
By 1881, he is a Journeyman Carpenter with his wife and children; living in Kings Road, Brentwood
John married Mahalah. (Mahalah was born in 1840 in Danbury.)