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Am new to this list and just want to put my family names out for a start, as
have inherited all my Dad's files, books and wills, etc. My Dad (who passed
away in May) was Dr. E. Rendle Bowness and his mother was a Lidstone. They
came to Prince Edward Island in Canada in the early 1800's and Dad had
contributed a lot to a hard cover book published in Devon on the Lidstones.
I also have a lot of information on the Tuplins and the Rendles, with all
the variant spellings.
Bowness is from Whitehaven in Northern England and the Dumfries area. Have
some Wills and documents for that line.....also a 1640 Will for a Durant,
who is related somehow, but not sure which of the 4 lines. I remember Dad
talking about a Norman French ancestor. Sure wish he was still here to ask
questions of, as he spent at least 20 years researching both thru the LDS
and by long vacations in England and Scotland.
So at this time am trying to read thru the files and books and if anyone
would like any info or has any to share, would be pleased to hear from you.
I got started on my husband's spanish name 18 months ago and am now
thoroughly hooked. Next in his side are Coopers from Dover.....sounds like
Heather Figueroa (Bowness)
>From White's Directory 1850 under Exeter: The UNITARIAN CHAPEL, called "George's
Meeting" ... is in South Street ... erected by Presbyterians 1760. .... The WESLEYANS
have two chapels here, one in the Mint, erected in 1812......
The Mint is a narrow alley, pedestrians only, between Bartholomew St and Fore St,
> From: dgamahiggs <dgamahiggs(a)mail.telepac.pt>
> To: DEVON-L(a)rootsweb.com
> I am very much interested also in the answer to this one. I ran across the
> same location on the 1851 census ( if I can remember well) while looking
> for a HIGGS family.
> Diogo Higgs
> ----- Mensagem original -----
> De: NGreen5513(a)aol.com [SMTP:NGreen5513@aol.com]
> Enviada em: Sexta-feira, 30 de Julho de 1999 3:53
> Para: DEVON-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Assunto: IGI entry?
> Hello, friends.
> While searching the IGI online, I came across the following christening
> "Exeter, Bow (now Mint Meeting) Or Georges Meeting House-presbyterian,
> Can someone shed some light on what this might be?
> Thanks for any help. BTW, the family is WOTTON.
> Brockport, NY USA
My husband (who was born in Wales) has Heath ancestors, among them a Samuel
Heath baptised 1787 at Churston Ferrers in Devon. It is possible your
Samuel is one of his descendants. If you want any information on this
Heath line let me know but I'm not as far forward as 1845 on any of them
except my husband's line where a female Mary Ann Heath married a Peter
Sharpham at Brixham. However, the Sharpham people originally came from
Totnes where your Samuel Heath was born so there probably is a connection.
> From: robert j newton <newtonr(a)newtonr.screaming.net>
> To: DEVON-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: Re: HEATH
> Date: Saturday, 31 July 1999 9:19
> Original Message From: Lee <l.adams(a)xtra.co.nz>
> > I guess this will be a long shot, but I must try!!
> > I am looking for a Samuel HEATH born 1845.
> > Profession Mariner.
> > Married in NZ
> > I would like to find some reference to his parents.
> > NZ death certificate is of no help.
> Hello Lee,
> I take it that Samuel was born in Devon?
> The only Samuel HEATH of the correct age in the 1851 census of Devon was
> living in the Union Workhouse in Totnes. If this is the correct person
> it, unfortunately, does not help with his parentage, but it does give a
> place of birth from which you could try to find his baptism record.
> The extract below contains all of the HEATH entries listed in the
> Address: I-"Union WorkHouse", Totnes
> Census Place: Totnes Totnes, Devonshire
> PRO Reference: HO/107/1874 Folio: 153 Page: 17 FHL Film: 0221022
> Roger HEATH Paup - 10 M --- South Brent-DEV
> Mary HEATH Paup M 37 F Serv Totnes-DEV
> Samuel HEATH Paup - 7 M --- Totnes-DEV
> William HEATH Paup - 5 M --- Totnes-DEV
> William HEATH Paup - 8 M --- South Brent-DEV
> Robert Newton, Oxford, England r.newton(a)tesco.net
> Web pages http://homepages.tesco.net/~r.newton
> NEWTON & MUTTER in Devon BON(D)FIELD in Devon/Dorset/Somerset
> MOSS & GRAY in Oxfordshire
I am sending this to several lists because I have family roots from all over.
I have updated (last night Perth Western Australia time: 11.00 pm local = 4.00
pm Saturday 31st July in the UK ) my list of surnames. The list has expanded
to 502 surnames, in 160 family groups.
Although for some names I have only 1 member with that name, of you look at my
website (see below), you may find parents and/or children listed.
Have a browse and perhaps you will find someone you know!
Perth Western Australia.
David and Loyola Wares
St Thomas the Apostle is the name of a parish on the west bank of the Exe, now part of
the City of Exeter. It gives its name to one of Exeter's railway stations! The
Church of St Thomas, in Cowick Street, Exeter, was built about 1656 on the site of an
earlier church. Exwick, on the other hand, didn't have its own church until 1841, and
until 1872 it was part of the parish of St Thomas. That's why ggggfather William was
christened in St Thomas: the parish church of Exwick at that time!
> Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 14:53:47 EDT
> From: NGreen5513(a)aol.com
> To: DEVON-L(a)rootsweb.com
> My ggg-grandfather (William BENNETT) was born in Exwick, 1832. IGI records
> state he was christened in St. Thomas the Apostle. Just wondering if the
> church is in the neighborhood...
You probably are aware of the Family Search at
but in case you are not, there are several Quance family members residing in
Marjorie Fisher, living in Southern California, but heart still in Ontario.
Shirley Rumbles wrote:
> I am interested in any information regarding the Quance families of
> Shebbear, Newton St. Petrock area of Devon.
> My Quance family emigrated to Canada in 1843 and settled in Binbrook,
> Ontario, Canada near where I now live.
> Thank you in advance, Shirley(Quance) Rumbles
I am interested in any information regarding the Quance families of
Shebbear, Newton St. Petrock area of Devon.
My Quance family emigrated to Canada in 1843 and settled in Binbrook,
Ontario, Canada near where I now live.
Thank you in advance, Shirley(Quance) Rumbles
I am researching the SIMMONS family starting about 1726 in Ashreighny and then seemed to move to Iddesleigh can anybody help ?
I also have the names BORN and BOLT also of the same sort of area
>"Exeter, Bow (now Mint Meeting) Or Georges Meeting House-presbyterian,
>Can someone shed some light on what this might be?
According to Peskett's Guide to the Parish and Non-Parochial Registers of
Devon and Cornwall -:
Under Exeter: Presbyterian:
"James' Meeting (1687) on James Street near Southgate, moved to the present
building, George's Meeting, South street (1760): Bow Meeting, off Smythen
Street, was originally Presbyterian, but the Independents joined this
congregation 1730, becoming virtually an Independent Meeting until the
building was demolished in 1795. The Mint Meeting was founded in 1719 as a
result of divisions due to the unitarian controversy (sold to Wesleyan
Methodists 1811; deeds at DRO); the Little Meeting, near Northgate, is
obscure; it closed ca 1760. These meetings functioned for a long period
from 1688 as the United Dissenters with a joint burial ground from 1748
(Magdalen street) and there is a single series of registers covering the
originally Presbyterian, later United, and subsequently only Presbyterian
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'm also researching the Eveleighs, one of whom married Annie Thorne, my gtgt aunt. Thanks to the Ancestral Files kept by the Mormons, I have been able to contact and make friends with my mother's second cousin, of whose existence we had been unaware. She won't mind me telling you that her father was unusual in that he married first her mother, then, after divorcing her, married her mother's sister and then, when she died, married his first cousin's daughter, all of which makes the family tree since 1912 a bit complicated. (Only the first marriage took place here - the rest were in the USA) If this turns out to be an Eveleigh trait, I may have difficulties with this line.
Annette of still hot, sunny and dry Wales
I have now discovered via th ffhs that there is only one official outlet:
LDS Distribution Centre in Birmingham.
Sorry to bother you.
From: S.Nash <sioux(a)nash19.freeserve.co.uk>
To: DEVON-L- <>
Date: 31 July 1999 17:17
Subject: 1881 census CD roms
>Does anyone know of a way to buy the CDs without having to wait 4 or 5
>weeks? I can't find a local supplier (thought that might be the
>..........will I just have to be patient? ..... :-)
Does anyone know of a way to buy the CDs without having to wait 4 or 5
weeks? I can't find a local supplier (thought that might be the
..........will I just have to be patient? ..... :-)
If anybody has access or is going to look at Kingsbridge church records can they please see if they can find a Richard TUCKER born Abt. 1812. Parents name at present unknown.
Please e-mail me back personal as I am going to unsubscribe for a while.
Original Message From: Lee <l.adams(a)xtra.co.nz>
> I guess this will be a long shot, but I must try!!
> I am looking for a Samuel HEATH born 1845.
> Profession Mariner.
> Married in NZ
> I would like to find some reference to his parents.
> NZ death certificate is of no help.
I take it that Samuel was born in Devon?
The only Samuel HEATH of the correct age in the 1851 census of Devon was
living in the Union Workhouse in Totnes. If this is the correct person
it, unfortunately, does not help with his parentage, but it does give a
place of birth from which you could try to find his baptism record.
The extract below contains all of the HEATH entries listed in the
Address: I-"Union WorkHouse", Totnes
Census Place: Totnes Totnes, Devonshire
PRO Reference: HO/107/1874 Folio: 153 Page: 17 FHL Film: 0221022
Roger HEATH Paup - 10 M --- South Brent-DEV
Mary HEATH Paup M 37 F Serv Totnes-DEV
Samuel HEATH Paup - 7 M --- Totnes-DEV
William HEATH Paup - 5 M --- Totnes-DEV
William HEATH Paup - 8 M --- South Brent-DEV
Robert Newton, Oxford, England r.newton(a)tesco.net
Web pages http://homepages.tesco.net/~r.newton
NEWTON & MUTTER in Devon BON(D)FIELD in Devon/Dorset/Somerset
MOSS & GRAY in Oxfordshire
I am very much interested also in the answer to this one. I ran across the
same location on the 1851 census ( if I can remember well) while looking
for a HIGGS family.
----- Mensagem original -----
De: NGreen5513(a)aol.com [SMTP:NGreen5513@aol.com]
Enviada em: Sexta-feira, 30 de Julho de 1999 3:53
Assunto: IGI entry?
While searching the IGI online, I came across the following christening
"Exeter, Bow (now Mint Meeting) Or Georges Meeting House-presbyterian,
Can someone shed some light on what this might be?
Thanks for any help. BTW, the family is WOTTON.
Brockport, NY USA
On the banks of the Erie Canal and the shores of Lake Ontario
Greetings from Canada
My name is Thomas Dewing
I am looking from information about some relatives who lived in the
I have a letter dated 1955 in which the following names and addresses
Mrs. Beatrice Williams Whitleigh, Plymouth
Mrs. Edith Healey Whitleigh, Plymouth
Mrs. Dorothy Barrell Crown Hill, Plymouth
Does anybody know of these people or their relatives?
They are some of the children of Charles James and Harriett Dewing
They also had a son Charles James Dewing from Mutley, Plymouth.
who died in 1939.
Any information about any of the above is appreciated.
Thomas Dewing -- Canada
Further to my earlier postings I can now add some more detail to my request
for a lookup. Could any reader locate anywhere William SANDERS who married
sometime around 1855-1860.
His son, Sydney, was born 1859 and the family emigrated to NZ sometime
1859 and 1870 when their son John was born in NZ. I'm sure that there were
other children born between these two dates. Mary BAGGETT is listed as the
mother of both sons.
One possible clue is that the death certificate of William states that he
was 82 at the time of his death (born 1828-1830) and that he had lived in NZ
51 years (arrival 1859-1861). The certificate does not give any other
Any details you can locate would be VERY welcome.
With thanks in anticipation
> From: "Tony Eames" <tony.eames(a)eclipse.co.uk>
> To: DEVON-L(a)rootsweb.com
> I have ascertained that the new Bishop of Exeter is The Rt. Revd.
> Michael LANGRISH, Bishop's Palace, Exeter, Devon.
And the postcode is EX1 1HY. But don't try writing to him there yet. He is still
Suffragan Bishop of Birkenhead in the Diocese of Chester. Bishop Hewlett Thompson
hasn't gone yet, and there will be an 'interregnum' before the new one starts! I
should give him time to get to know the place. I doubt whether relationships with
the Devon Record Office will be his priority!
I am new to the List and wish to post my interest in the following family,
which I have just discovered, in the hope that somebody out there shares my
Descendants of Robert Squire
1 Robert Squire b: Abt. 1808 in Morchard Bishop, Devon
. +Sophia? b: Abt. 1809 in Morchard Bishop, Devon m: Unknown in ?
........ 2 Mary A Squire b: Abt. 1830 in Sandford, Devon
........ 2 Jane Squire b: Abt. 1842 in Sandford, Devon
........ 2 William Squire b: Abt. 1845 in Sandford, Devon
............ +Elizabeth Franklin b: Abt. 1847 in Alphington, Devon m:
Unknown in ?
................... 3 Rose Ann Squire b: Abt. 1869 in Slough, Bucks
................... 3 Francis Squire b: Abt. 1871 in Aylesbury, Bucks
................... 3 Amy S Squire b: Abt. 1876 in Aylesbury, Bucks
................... 3 Walter G Squire b: Abt. 1880 in Winkfield, Devon
................... 3 Arthur J Squire b: Abt. 1883 in Bracknell, Berks
................... 3 Beatrice Squire b: April 19, 1884 in Warfield,
................... 3 Lettie Squire b: Abt. 1886 in Bracknell, Berks
........ 2 Martha Squire b: Abt. 1846 in Sandford, Devon
My grandmother was Beatrice Squire.
Hope to hear from you soon, John Joyes.