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Hi and happy new year to everyone.
I'm just catching up on my emails from pre Xmas (better late than never) and
noticed a lot of mention of the surname Cole.
I have a Mary Cole born in Bideford around 1840ish. She married James
Judge. Her parents were William Lewis Cole (born about 1807 in Bideford)
and his wife was Grace born about 1806 in Moorwinstow, Con. Grace's maiden
name may have been Langman. Other known children (according to 1851 census)
are John, Edwin and Grace all born in Bideford.
Any possible relations out there?
Thorneside, Qld, Aust
Acadians still live in the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia &
PEI) and are very knowledgable & proud of there heritage.
On 31 Dec 99, at 10:12, Bill Piper wrote:
> This may be totally irrelevant, but perhaps worth mentioning in view that
> your couple may have met elsewhere. Acadia or "Acadie" was the name used by
> French settlers in N. America for their colonies, initially Nova Scotia,
> and then Quebec and Louisiana. The term Acadians is still used by their
> descendants in Quebec and Louisiana. (See various websites).
> Bill Piper
> Staplehurst, Kent, England
Seeking information on the family of JOHN EDWARDS and Eleanor Turle.
Their children; WILLIAM b 1783 m Susanna Buson; JOSEPH b 1785 m
Sarah Cox; PHOEBE b 1787 m Philip Bull; FRANCIS b 1790; ELKANAH b
1792 m Joan
Radford; PRISCILLA b 1794 m Robert White; HENRIETTA b 1796 m John
JAMES b 1799.
All of the above appear on the IGI as being christened in Colyton, Devon
and married there.
Any info greatly appreciated.
I would also like to thank everyone for all of your help this past year
and warmest wishes wish for a happy and healthy year 2000!
Sharon Edwards Parent
It is 1 hour into the year 2000 here in Perth, and the only problems I have
seen from the dawning of the new year from Kiribati to New Zealand on to Oz
and through Hong Kong, Indonesia etc has been massive explosions of light
in the sky at each place. Is this the manifestation of the Y2K bug?
Seriously, there do not appear to have been any major problems to date.
Happy New Year.
David and Loyola Wares
Perth Western Australia
(*** A day without Genealogy is like a day without coffee. ***)
Happy New Year,
Thanks to everyone who responded to my earlier post about my surname
interests. I'm specifically looking for help tracing the descendents of my
ggg-grandfather William Cooke's siblings.
Here is what I already know:
My ggg-grandfather William Cooke was bap. 29 Sep 1791 in Atherington,
Devon. His parents were George and Betty.
George Cook, bap. 7 May 1755, Atherington, son of Hugh and Jane, may be
Hugh Cook, bap. 3 Jul 1728 St. Giles in the Wood, son of James and
Katherine may be George's father.
I have two other children born to Hugh and Jane: Mary, bap. Jul 1757,
Atherington and John, bap. 19 Nov 1751, Atherington.
My ggg-grandfather's siblings were:
Samuel Cooke bap. 5 January 1790, Atherington
Maria Cooke bap. 27 June 1792, Atherington
Charlotte Cooke bap. 23 Apr 1794, High Bickington
Sarah Cooke bap. 10 Oct 1795, High Bickington
My ggg-grandfather William emigrated to Newfoundland before 1820.
Charlotte Cooke married James Wood, 29 May 1824, High Bickington. At the
time of the 1851 Census, Charlotte and James were living at Southcott
Cottage, Westleigh with two servants. Visiting them was 25-year-old Annie
Cook who was born in High Bickington.
Charlotte was still alive at the time of the 1881 Census, living in
Bideford with her 25-year-old great-niece Mary C. Cooke who was born in
In the parish register for Atherington, both Charlotte and her sister Sarah
are described as "daughter of George and Betty Cook of Langley in the
Parish of High Bickington."
In the 1851 Census there is a Michael Cook living at Langley Barton, High
Bickington. His age is given as 72 and his place of birth is St. Giles in
the Wood. Living with him is his wife Mary and several servants as well as
George Cook 41 St. Giles in the Wood
Mary J. Cook 38 High Bickington
I'm assuming that Michael Cook is related to my ggg-grandfather and that
the other Cooke's born in High Bickington are also related. I'm just not
sure what the relationships are.
Confusing matters is the fact that there were many Cooke's in North Devon
and that Cooke was often spelled Cook in parish and census records.
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
This may be totally irrelevant, but perhaps worth mentioning in view that
your couple may have met elsewhere. Acadia or "Acadie" was the name used by
French settlers in N. America for their colonies, initially Nova Scotia,
and then Quebec and Louisiana. The term Acadians is still used by their
descendants in Quebec and Louisiana. (See various websites).
Staplehurst, Kent, England
My husband's great-grandparents Olive and Jasper Wotton lived at 1 Exchange
Street Plymouth at the time of their deaths earlier this century. Can
anyone tell me what sort of building is there now? The family were
involved with boats (retired smack owner) and being a publican so I imagine
the building is right near the water or is possibly a hotel. Any chance of
a photo? I would pay processing, postage, etc.
I picked this up off another list I subscribe to and wondered if anyone else
would like to help out on this. E-mails to me and I will pass them on or
direct to researchinuk(a)aol.com.
Grandmother Charlotte Saul
Grandfather John Carr
To all Listers,
I note over this special period that many people on the list are offering to
carry out searches of the UK Info Disk which, althougn I realise that it
have its limitations, can be very helpful in some cases for locating lost
relatives and friends.
This special time of the year is when we probably think of those lost
relatives and friends the most and I have no doubt that when a person comes
on a list and offers to do a search they get so inudated that they take
a while before making the offer again.
We are setting up a page where persons making such offers can be listed and
which should even out a rush of requests into a gentle flow that can be
If you can do a few searches now and again would you please pass your e-mail
details to us and the area you wish to cover.
A page will be set up under the Find Living People page at
Thank you all for your time
Collating Londons Lost Streets
Has anyone in the Plymouth area heard of " St. Droulas Home" 1
Edith Avenue, I think in Mt. Gould.
I have just got my mothers b/cert. and that is where she was born. I
think it was a place for un-married mothers to have their babies, Mum
was born in 1914, so it was a fair while ago. The name looks like
"Droulas" it's a bit smeared, but it's definately "-roulas", the first
letter is a bit hard to make out. If anyone knows of this place I would
be grateful for anything on it. Thanks in advance.
Mick Adams- ex.
Nr. Launceston, Tasmania.
My thanks to everyone who replied to my plea for information regarding the
Distinguished Flying Medal. There were so many replies, that I haven't
managed to read them all yet.
I apologise for the "blanket" thank you, but as there was so many replies,
I'll never get to reply to each of you individually.
Again, thank you.
I'm taking this opportunity to re-post my interests to the list. I am
researching ALL descendants of Peter YELTON and Harriet (Herriot) Olver
who were married in Stoke Damerel, Devon 21 Nov 1836. There is a
child - Harriet Christened (C068791) 22 Mar 1840 in Woolwich, Scots
>From the 1881 Census: there is a Peter YELTON widower, living with
spinster daughter Mary YELTON b. c. 1838 in Woolwick, Essex and
married daughter Amelia E. Cowie b. ca. 1847 in Jersey, Channel Islands.
This Peter YELTON is a Chelsea Pensioner which might account for
the children being born in so many places. The Census lists his birth
place as Firth, Scotland but his discharge papers show Dunfermline,
Fife, Scotland. Peter was born ca. 1803.
I believe (but can't yet prove) he had a son John YELTON born in Plymouth,
Devon in 1827. He probably died in Kirkden, Angus, Scotland before 1881.
I am following all lines both male AND female. I am interested in making contact with anyone who has the YELTON name in their tree
either as a Surname or Christian name. (Even if it is a variant spelling.)
Other names I am researching in connection with my tree are:
YELTON and variants in Devon, Cumbria, Kent, Essex, ENGLAND
Fife, Angus, Lanark, Caithness SCOTLAND
Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, etc. USA
OLVER in Devon
RITCHIE in Angus, Scotland
TURNER in Cumbria
Yelton, He(a)rrll, Garland, Frederick, Stine/Stein, Kopp, Rupp (my lines)
Reily, Myers, Heil, Kauffman, Strasbach (husband's lines) in the USA
I've recently been killing time until I can do some proper research by
rummaging through the various records on FamilySearch to see if I can
find some potential rellies. I've dug up an Ancestral File that
includes an Emily ROSE born in Aylesbeare, Devon c. 1872. This Emily
is one of about half a dozen or so Emilys who might have been my
g/g/grandmother. The Ancestral File in question includes some
oddities. I know that these files should be taken with a pinch of
salt, but assuming for a moment that the information is correct, could
someone please explain the following:
1) On the 1881 census, the children of William and Jamima ROSE are
listed as James (aged 19), Edith (13), Emily (9), George (7) and Mary
(7 months), but in the Ancestral File, James, Edith and Emily are all
listed as being born in 1872, while Mary does not appear at all. I
suppose one possible explanation for the confusion over the birthdates
is that James and Edith may have been born in 1862 and 1868 but were
not christened until 1872. Any other thoughts?
2) According to the Ancestral File, William ROSE was born in 1837
(which ties in with the census) and was the son of William ROSE and
Mary PIKE. William ROSE (Snr) was born in 1813, and was the son of
John BUSSELL and Elizabeth ROSE. If this is correct, why would William
have taken his mother's name?
This may all turn out to be irrelevant as I may find that this Emily
ROSE isn't my g/g/grandmother after all, but I'd still welcome any
Desperately looking for info on:
M A T T H E W S (Wiltshire)
C U R T I S (Bristol & Somerset)
S M I T H (Bristol & Beyond)
B O D D Y (Devon)
L A V E R (Bristol & Beyond)
T O Y (Bristol & Beyond)
W I L L I A M S (Bristol & Beyond)
N E C K (Bristol & ???)
Does anyone know what the address of Acadia, Moretonhampstead,
would mean? I'm assuming it's a house or establishment of some sort.
My grandfather, William Woodley, was born and raised in MH.
My grandmother, Mary Louisa Steele, was born in Torquay and
raised in Sussex, but I have letters to her from the early 1900s, some
addressed to her at Acadia and some mailed from Acadia while she
lived elsewhere, the latter signed by her parents, who were Thomas
and Hannah Mineard Steele.
My Mom, William and Mary's daughter, has no recollection of every
hearing that Mary or her parents were in MH, and we'd always thought
William and Mary met in the Salvation Army in another county.
This new information suggests they could have met in MH - one of the letters
is from William, living at Fore Street, to Mary, living at Acadia. The letters
range from about 1903-1906.
Sparta, NJ, USA
Hi to all listers,
Do any listers have any links with PHILIP&MARY LANCEY(NEE HARDING)
details as follows:
I believe PHILIP LANCEY to be the son of NICOLAS&MARGARET LANCEY,
who appear on the 1851 census for BERRYN ARBOR BARNSTABLE,DEVON.
NICOLAS L.MARGARET L.,children NICHOLAS,MARGARET,PHILIP,JOHN.
NICHOLAS(father)was a tailor,born COMBE MARTIN,NICHOLAS(SON)tailors son
MARGARET,PHILIP,and JOHN,were scholars.
PRO ref.HO/107/1893 FOLIO 35 PAGE:27 FHL film:0221044
PHILIP LANCEY,born (according to census) 1842,which would make him the
same age as MARY HARDING,whom he married circa 1868??
PHILIP&MARY had a son FREDRICK GEORGE,born on 7/AUG/1869,at BERRYNARBOR
according to birth certificate,mothers details as follows,MARY LANCEY
formerly HARDING,fathers occupation TAILOR JOURNEYMAN.
MARY HARDING was born in 1842 in OLDLAND,BRISTOL the daughter of
THOMAS&MARTHA HARDING (nee WORLOCK).
On the 1891 census for BITTON(BRISTOL)appears the following detail:
121 OLDLAND COMMON:
THOMAS HARDING HEAD 80 POSTMAN WICK
MARTHA " WIFE 76 BITTON
FREDRICK LANCEY G/SON 21 SAILOR BERRYNARBOR DEVON
In 1936,MARY lost a sister ELLEN,who was married to GILBERT SHORT
a schoolmaster,they lived in BATH.Within ELLEN SHORT'S will,MARY LANCEY,
FREDRICK GEORGE LANCEY, and a REGINALD LANCEY are mentioned,by this time
MARY LANCEY had passed away.
My 2xgt grandfather JAMES HARDING was MARY LANCEY'S brother,he married
ANN STURGE in 1859 in ST.GEORGE (BRISTOL)and they both ended there days
in REDDISH STOCKPORT,CHESHIRE.
If anyone's research fits in with the above LANCEY family i will be
happy to give you an insight into my HARDING research.
Regards to all,and all the best.
I am new to research in England...according to family members, we have
John Sparkes to NFLD about 1787 from Devon... can any one help me? I think
that I need ships sailing from Plymouth to NFLD or BOSTON or any other
possible port in No. America about that time... birth records for possible
candidates,,,,etc. and possible brother Ambrose .... anything at
L. Sparks/ Maine
Subj: Re: BRYANT/BURGESS - Topsham, Exeter
Date: 12/30/99 2:38:49 AM !!!First Boot!!!
Hello, i've just started this "list" and was surprised to see two of the
three family names i'm looking into in the Chittlehampton and North Devon
area. am also looking for my ggfather's name, John Skinner. He died in
Sonoma, Cal. in 1912; his cousin Arthur Burgess, possibly in Chin, Alberta.
I know that some might feel this is a bit off subject, but I'm sure some
wonderful soul out there will have the information at their finger tips.
In 1944, my uncle, an Air Gunner on Lancasters was awarded the Distinguished
I wish to find out some more information on the medal, and the circumstances
for which it was awarded.
Has anyone any idea who it would be best to contact, either by post, email,
or telephone (or carrier pigeon if "The Bug" bites!)
Thanks, and Happy New Year.
I'm a new subscriber, hoping someone out there can help?
My Great Grandfather was an Albert Cooper, born in Newton St. Cyres. I have no other info. on him except his father worked as a prison warder in Exeter prison.
I can't find him on the 1881 census, so I'm assuming he was born after that.
I've had a look around at the Devon pages and have found a few references to Exeter City prison, does anyone know if there are any records for prison warders?Is there a census index or something similar for Newton St. Cyres or Exeter for 1891?
Any help or suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.
Hoping SKS can help me,
(with frozen feet!)
Thanks everyone, for the suggestions for "Colpton", and for the 1851 census details. You've been extremely helpful.
The consensus seems to be that "Colpton" was an abbreviation for "Cullompton", which I hadn't heard of, but which is apparently near Tiverton and even has its own website at www.cullompton.org There were GILLARDs resident there in 1851 (although no William), and others resident nearby at "Cove Down, Tiverton" (including a William of the right age, i.e. born 1850).
Thanks again, and if anyone knows anything further about GILLARDs in the Tiverton / Columpton area (or in Colyton) then do please let me know...
Thank you, I much appreciate your effort and would like to know if there is
anything I could do for you/.
The last e-mail was not finished before it was sent, I should know not to
half finish one and have it-sent later-The children usually always do this
but this time I made the mistake so I can only blame myself.
Amanda Curran acurran(a)webtel.net.au Sydney, Australia