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I'm back on the list after a few weeks absence.
My web-site at <http://www.eclipse.co.uk/a-french/> now includes:
ADAMS: Sherford, Dodbrooke
BRADDICK: Brixham, Christow, Topsham, Woodbury
TINCOMBE: Exeter, Bridford
also MITCHELL, PALMER (Topsham); WARREN (Woodbury); BANKS
We also have a link to DOCTON in Hartland.
I am developing a page about some IPPLEPEN families, too.
Arthur (and Joy) French
Looking for information on the William and Susanna WALTER family in Headdon
Holsworthy Devonshire. ( They are in the 1851 Census Place of Sutcombe) They
had a daughter ELIZA WALTER born around 1830 and I am trying to find out about
her marriage to Edwin Horrell SALTERN around 1851/1853. What Parish would
this be? Does anyone know where I could find this information? I would
appreciate any help.
I was wondering if anyone could possibly help me?
I am researching BREND,PHILLIPS,DAVEY,ALFORD in particular the following
SYDNEY WILLIAM BREND b 29 Sep 1880, High Street, Barnstaple, Devon.
He married BEATRICE ELLEN PHILLIPS on 3 Jan 1909 in the C of E Parish
Church, Fowey, Cornwall. BEATRICE ELLEN PHILLIPS was b circa 1884. His
birth certificate makes SYDNEY WILLIAM BREND, 29, when he got married but
his marriage certificate says 27!! BEATRICE ELLEN PHILLIPS
is 25 on the marriage certificate.
His father was WILLIAM BREND on his birth certificate occupation Fishmonger
and his mother was SARAH BREND nee DAVEY. His father is shown as SYDNEY
WILLIAM BREND occupation Mariner on his marriage certificate. BEATRICE
ELLEN PHILLIPS father is given as WILLIAM JOHN PHIILIPS, occupation
Labourer on the marriage certificate.
WILLIAM JOHN PHIILIPS, age 26, occupation Mariner, married MARY ANN
WELLINGTON ALFORD, age 25 on 4 April 1876 in C of E Parish Church, Fowey,
Cornwall. His father was Thomas PHILLIPS, occupation Mariner. Her father
was THOMAS ALFORD, occupation Labourer on the marriage certificate. His
wife was possibly nee WELLINGTON.
My grandparents SYDNEY WILLIAM BREND and BEATRICE ELLEN BREND lived at
Pigscombe, just outside Lanreath, Cornwall. They stayed in Lostwithiel in
the 1920's and were back in St Austell in the 1940's. My grandfther died
in the 1950's and I believe he is buried in the churchyard in Lanreath. My
grandmother went to stay with one of her daughters in Clyst St George
outside Exeter, Devon after my grandfathers death. My grandmother died 2
Mrach 1968 in the City Hospital, Exeter.
All information given is from birth/marriage certificates.
This all I have. Hope someone can help.
(in windy, wet and cold Arbroath, Scotland)
Brend(pre 1880), Phillips (pre 1884), Davey (pre 1880) and Alford (pre
1880)- Devon and Cornwall, England
Hancock (pre 1880) and Hamsley (or variants)(pre 1880) - Warkwickshire,
Donachie, Dolan, Docherty, Kelly, Blair (all pre 1860) - Dundee, Scotland
A TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH TOAST
May the best ye've ever seen
Be the worst ye'll ever see
May a mooss ne'er leave yer girnal
Wi' a teardrap in his e'e
May ye all keep hale and he'rty
Till ye're auld eneuch tae dee
May ye aye be jist as happy
As we wish ye aye to be
* WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS 1999 *
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
BREND(pre 1880), PHILLIPS (pre 1884), DAVEY (pre 1880) and ALFORD (pre
1880)- Devon and Cornwall, England
HANCOCK (pre 1880) and HAMSLEY (or variants)(pre 1880) - Fife, Scotland and
DONACHIE, DOLAN, DOCHERTY, KELLY, BLAIR (all pre 1860) - Dundee, Scotland
and all Ireland
Interested in all variants of the above names.
I've just been provided with some updated statistics regarding the Devon
Surnames List, run by Ronald Branscombe, the URL for which is:
Currently 1340 people (of whom 257 are members of the Devon FHS) have
submitted their surname interests to this list, and the list is handling
over 2000 enquiries per month.
Repeating something I've said before, let me suggest to those of you who
have not yet submitted your Devon surnames to Ronald (or who have not
looked up your own interests on his list) that you are ignoring a major
Devon resource. The Devon-L mailing list is great for asking general
questions, but the best way to get continued publicity for your surname
interests, in a form that others can easily find and search, is Ronald's
list, since it is a well-organised online database, searchable via the
Web, and currently being updated weekly.
Hope this helps!
Dept. of Computing Science, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 7RU, UK
EMAIL = Brian.Randell(a)newcastle.ac.uk PHONE = +44 191 222 7923
FAX = +44 191 222 8232 URL = http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/~brian.randell/
I need some assistance in tracing where my Grandmother, Sarah Ann
Stephens (nee, Edwards) could have gone.
The story is as follows: Sarah Ann Edwards married my Grandfather, John
Samuel Stephens, in Southampton on 27 July, 1895. They had the
following children: John Edward, b. 19 Feb. 1896 in Southampton, Alfred
George, b. 16 Sept. 1897 in Devonport, William Henry, b. 20 Feb. 1899 in
Devonport, Frank Martin, b. 25 Mar. 1901 in Devonport, Nellie, b. 31 May
1902 in Devonport. In 1902 the Stephens family was living at 28
Townsend Ave., Devonport. They later moved to 83 Charlotte St.
Devonport where John Samuel resided until his death in 1938. John Samuel
was an Insurance Agent from abt. 1906 to 1938. Nellie married Herbert
Edwin Boone on 6 June 1925 at St. Aubyn, Parish Church, Devonport.
Nellie and Herbert continued to live at 83 Charlotte St. with her father
until the war came and their home was distroyed.
Now back to the story on Sarah Ann. I really know nothing about this
lady other than her father's name. It was Edward Edwards and he was
dead when Sarah married John in 1895. From Sarah and John's marriage
document I found out Sarah was 21 years old when she married. Checking
the birth indexes I found there were 42 Sarah Ann Edwards born during
the year Sarah would have been born. Not knowing where she came from in
England I purchased all 42 birth documents to find out which one had a
father with the name Edward Edwards. I found there were 6. So which
one was she? To complicate matters further, about 1904 or as late as
1906 (exact year is not known) my Grandfather, John Samuel, threw Sarah
out of the house for some reason that he would not talk about. Sarah
left the house and according to stories I have been told by a cousin,
she stayed around Devonport for sometime as she would come to the school
yard to see the children while they were in the yard playing.
I have checked all the death records for Sarah Stephens from 1910 to
1950 looking for her but no one matches her age as shown on the death
I am at a loss to know where to look for he now until the 1901 Census
record comes out as this should show the location of her birth.
Other question that come to mind on Sarah are:
Where could she have gone when she was thrown out be John Samuel?
Would there be any records still available that might show her name?
Could she re-marry? If so whould she have to divorce John Samuel?
If she would have to divorce John, how soon could this be done?
If she did divorce John are the divorce records open for research?
If she left Devonport, would there be any record of her leaving?
Any thoughts by anyone would be much appreciated.
Thank you for your assistance.
Happy New Year to everyone.
New Year Resolution...to find a few more twigs on this branch. Would
love to hear from anyone researching the name CROYDON, particularly in
the Teignouth, and Totnes areas. Also BURRINGTON in Crediton, COOK in
Kennford St. Thomas and HOLLAND/CLAPP 18th century.
The following is a list of some of the Devonshire names appearing on my
family tree. Some are being pursued more actively than others but I would be
glad to share and receive information concerning any of these families. In
each case I have given either the earliest know event or a date of birth
calculated from an age recorded in the burials register.
BASTOW, Mary - married 1776 Bovey Tracey.
BICKFORD, Thomas - baptised 1742 Staverton.
BLACKLER, Mary - baptised 1766 Harberton.
BOON, John - baptised 1729 Staverton.
BOVEY, Hannah - baptised 1779 Ipplepen.
CALLARD, Grace - baptised 1750 Buckfastleigh.
COLE, Crispin Collings - born c.1783.
CROCKER, Mary - born c.1782
CURTIS, William - married 1805 Ipplepen.
EALES, William - married 1762 Denbury.
HARRIS, John - married 1789 Littlehempston.
HILL, John - married 1776 Bovey Tracey. Mary - married 1776 Bovey Tracey
HOLMES, John - born c.1746.
JACKSON, Richard - married 1781 Stokenham.
JONAS, Robert - baptised 1713 Diptford.
LASKEY, Richard - born c1761.
LUCKRAFT, Robert - married 1782 North Huish.
MADDICK, William - baptised 1690 Rattery.
NICHOLS, Mary - baptised 1761 Stokenham.
RYDER, Joan - baptised 1743 Diptford.
SYMONS, Thomas - married 1767 Buckfastleigh.
TOPE, Nicholas - married 1754 Harberton
VOGWELL or FOGWELL, John - married 1689 Berry Pomeroy
WEBBER, Joseph - baptised 1763 Bickington.
I am in need of someone to look up a death. I'm looking for the death of
Susannah ACKMAN in Teignmouth, after 1861 and before 1881. She was last
reported living at 6 Coombe Lane Teignmoth in April of 1861, she was a
widow age 84.
Another question, if she died in Teingmouth, where and what cemetery
would she be buried in?
Any help is greatly appreciated! To all have a safe and Happy New Year.
Cheers Dave Ackman
R.R. #1 Italy Cross,
Nova Scotia, Canada
>I am looking for ancestors of my grandparents and any help would be
>Thomas James JEFFERY b: 3 January 1874, in Hartland.
>Lily COLWILL b: 11 March 1877 in Hartland.
I have a William SMALE married to Nancy COLWILL (no date yet) with a son
Isaac SMALE. I have not confirmed a birth or christening date for Isaac
yet, but one cousin said it was 1831 Shebbear Dev. At the time of his
marriage in 1860 in Darlington Twp, Durham County, Ontario, Canada, Isaac
was listed as 25 years, making his birth about 1834/35.
If you can find the missing pieces.....
Karen in Abbotsford BC
On 30 Dec 98, at 0:00, Dennis Cann wrote:
> I would like to take you up on your offer as given below :
> I would be interested to know if there are any CANNs listed in the records
> you have over the time period from about 1800 to 1860. My great
> grandfather Robert Cann and his brother Edward (Bible Christians)
> emigrated from North Devon (born in Langtree) in 1848. He had a number of
> uncles and aunts who seem to have disappeared from Church of England
> parish records after about 1800 and it could be that they joined the Bible
> Christian movement, possibly in the Shebbear area.
> Thank you for offering to do such look-ups. The Bible Christian records,
> in particular, seem to be hard to come by.
Here are the CANNs taken from Shebbear Circuit:
162 Thomas s/o John CANN of Bradworthy, labourer and
Elizabeth his wife, dau of Thomas BRIMBLE and Elizabeth
FRANCES, born 16 May 1827 and bapt., 5 Jun 1827 at
Bradworthy by me, William Hooper Daniel, minister
225 Betsy d/o John CANN of Bradworthy, labourer and Elizabeth
his wife, dau of William and Ann WOOD; born 21 Nov 1832
and bapt., 29 Nov 1832 at the fathers house in the parish by
me, Wm Reed, minister
I have a feeling that the above is incorrect. I would not believe
Elizabeth is the dau of William and Ann WOOD. Unless of course
there are two Elizabeths both wives of John CANN.
Here are the CANN marriages taken from
BRADWORTHY PARISH MARRIAGES
Jul 16, 1562 Robert ELLIOTT and Johane CANN
Nov 09, 1590 John CANN and Elizabeth JENN
Apr 24, 1591 Lawrence CANN and Elizabeth MABRE
Jan 09, 1607 John CANN and Honor BUSE
Dec 22, 1619 Richard CANN and Margery YEO
Jun 27, 1621 Humfry CANN and Thomaz GALSWORTHIE
Jan 17, 1624 John SHURTT and Honor CANN
Jun 24, 1630 Richard CANN (jnr) and Johane BISHOPP
Nov 05, 1632 William CANN and Elizabeth YEO
Jun 27, 1633 Richard BISHOPP & Xpian CANN
Apr 22, 1639 Richard CANN and Wilmot DENIS
Jun 04, 1656 William CANN and Mary MILL
Dec 06, 1661 Thomas TERDREW and Elinor CANNE
Feb 18, 1666 William CANNE and Anne LYLE
Apr 16, 1668 Humphrey PEACE and Mary CANN
Nov 23, 1670 John CANN and Hannah PRIDEAX
Nov 27, 1674 Joseph GAY and Grace CANN
Jul 19, 1677 Richard ROD and Augost CANN
Jun 03, 1683 Abell GEN and Elizabeth CANN
Nov 07, 1689 Richard YEO and Mary CANNE
Feb 19, 1693 William LIELL and Margrett CANN
1702 Humphery CANN and Johan/Joan
1705 William CANN and Honor
1708 John CANN and Elizabeth
Jan 17, 1728 Edmon CANN and Eliz Wetheridge
Jul 31, 1734 William CANN and Margrett LANG
Jun 18, 1738 Roger ASHTON and Honor CAN
Jul 26, 1738 Ricd: TURNER and Eliz: CAN
Jun 19, 1749 Benjaman ADAMS and Kathern CANN
May 06, 1754 Hugh & Mary CANN were married
May 31, 1762 Abraham BAGELHOLE and Honor CANN
Aug 31, 1764 William CANN and Mary STROUD
Mar 23, 1769 Thomas CANN and Jane PETHERICK
Oct 15, 1785 Robert EVERSON and Honour CANN
Jan 18, 1786 William CRUMB and Elizabeth CANN
Apr 08, 1795 Daniel CANN and Mary TREMERE
May 13, 1799 William CANN and Joanna DAYMAN
Sep 11, 1801 Thomas CANN and Grace PETHERICK
Feb 04, 1803 John CANN and Honor TREMERE
Jul 11, 1806 Richd CANN and Anne TREMERE
May 11, 1808 Sanford DAYMAN and Honour CANN (widow)
Mar 28, 1815 John CANN and Elizabeth WOOD
Dec 28, 1815 John CLEVERDON and Mary CANN
Mar 05, 1818 John CHUBB and Jane CANN
Apr 05, 1820 John HOCKIN and Sarah CANN
? 02, 1822 William CURTIS and Grace CANN
May 20, 1824 Daniel CANN and Ann OKE
Jan 07, 1830 Richard HAWKINS and Jane CANN
Apr 03, 1831 Thomas CANN and Mary OKE
Aug 06, 1832 Thomas HAWKINS and Elizabeth CANN
Apr 08, 1834 John CANN and Sarah WADE
May 02, 1837 Daniel CANN (widower) and Ann HANCOCK (widow)
Mar 22, 1838 John CANN c/o John and Nanny HANCOCK
May 13, 1841 Charles WALTER (widower) and Mary CAN, d/o
Jan 09, 1845 Thomas CHUBB, s/o John and Ann CANN, d/o Daniel
Jan 01, 1846 Thomas CANN, s/o William and Olympia COLWELL,
Mar 29, 1855 William CANN, s/o Daniel and Grace MOUNTJOY,
May 31, 1855 Samuel HICKS, s/o William and Mary CANN, d/o
Dec 31, 1855 John CANN, s/o Daniel and Grace WESTAWAY,
Oct 19, 1856 Richard EVANS, s/o Richard and Grace CANN, d/o
Hope that the above might be of some help to you.
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Looking for information on family of John Cooke and Martha Miller from
Ashreigney Parish. 1881 Census for above parish shows family consisting of:
John Cooke Head Age 43 Born Wembworthy
Martha P. Cooke Wife 43
Albert J. Cooke Son 20
Nathaniel M. Cooke Son 17
Bartholomew Cooke Son 15
Charlie Cooke Son 5
Household Address is Coppy Lake
Nathaniel is my grandfather and he emigrated to the US at the age of about 18.
Think some one or more might have gone to Canada. Any help here would be
On 30 Dec 98, at 10:03, Michael J McCormick wrote:
> On 28th December you said "I have the Shebbear Parish Records (Bible
> Christian Chapel),
> should anyone need a look-up."
> One of my wife's lines came from Shebbear (much to her annoyance, she
> thought she was 100% Cornish). They left in about 1840 for Cornwall - I
> have them in Launcells just over the border by 1841. The male line was
> LEACH and the female JEFFERY. Any sign of them?
I have looked in the Shebbear records and do not see either of the
above names. Unfortunately, the Bible Christian Chapel only covers
a small period of time. This is how it reads before the records
"One book , 7 1/2" x 9", with soft, brown plush covers. On front in
gold letters SHEBBEAR CIRCUIT. Title inside the cover THE
ARMINIAN BIBLE CHRISTIANS / REGISTER BOOK OF THE
BAPTISMS / SHEBBEAR CIRCUIT.
The volume covers the period 29 March 1818 to 10 September
1837, has 83 completed pages. averaging 3 - 6 items per page, and
the last entry is numbered 519.
It is evident that the Shebbear Circuit and the Kilkhampton Circuit
overlapped though with one exception (a Tape baptism in
Morwentstow in 1821) the majority of the entries concerned
northwest Devon parishes. Further, there were entries concerning
persons of Sidmouth, Devon and Kidderminster, Worcs., both far
outside the Circuit.
The first entry (not Bradworthy) is given in full; subsequent items are
pared down to basic data."
It would appear that the majority of the people who are included in
the records I have were from Bradworthy, Devon.
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
New to this list. Can anyone help I'm looking for a GG/GF Alfred
Howe or How. who was B cria 1788 in Devon and later moved to Clarkenwell
London. His Farther could be Amasa How, but not sure.
Ron C from WA
Would anyone on the list please be able to tell me where I might be
able to obtain a copy of the book, "Hartland a village in time" by
Dennis Leonard Heard. I believe it may be out of print but wondered
if anyone would know if a re-print was likely?
Thank you for any help you may be able to give me.