A move to Boode
John Karslake moved to Higher Boode, Braunton where he was recorded in the 1881 census. He was 55 and was living with his wife, Ann, 59 , and their daughter, then aged 15, who had been born on Exmoor. John Henry (23) an unmarried agricultural labourer born in North Molton was living with them.
A few years later, in 1884, John Karslake moved to Mortehoe. In the 1891 census he was living at 4 Beaufort Villas, Mortehoe (he was 65) with his wife and their unmarried daughter Mary (33) who was described as being a lodging house keeper and Martha (25) Rev Thornton called to see him in 1894 at Mortehoe but only saw his daughters.