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There is no distance, they are touching - East Devon around Axminster to
the sea borders with west Dorset.
At 09:31 30/09/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi. Does anyone know how close Devon is to Dorset - miles apart, for
>instance? I found a Simon PHILLIPS on the 1851 Chiswick census as being
>32 years old from Dorset.
Michael D. Retter OAM
Hi to all,
I am wondering if someone who has access to the 1841 census for Exeter
would be able to find a Samuel, possibly worked in the leather industry,
and Elizabeth SCOBLE for me please. They may have an infant son, Samuel
William SCOBLE, at the time.
Lyn Lamble, Queensland, Australia
Researching, LAMBLE, (Sth) Bovey Tracey, MANN, Ilsington, VEAL,
Ilsington, LEAR, STOOKE
I have been trying to verify the marriage of one Ann VANSTONE to John MOORE
about 1837 to 1842 in Exeter.
Having just returned from a couple of hours in front of the microfiche
reader trawling through the GRO index, I can't find an exact match but I do
have the following:
Ann Vanstone - Exeter - Mar Q 1837 ref 10 156
John Moore - Exeter - Mar Q 1837 ref 10 150
Now before I gamble my £6.5 for a copy of the cert what do you think the
odds are that the references are a typing error?
Better still does anybody else have information that might prove this link
Any help gratefully recieved.
I am researching the PRING family in Monmouthshire.
Robert PRING, born 29/01/1868, place unknown.
Sarah, his wife, born 29/06/1873, place unknown.
I have found them at Llanwonno, near Pontypridd, abt 1910 but believe that they may have moved there from Devon in the late 1800s.
Can anyone help?
There are several good map sites on the Net. Here are the addresses of
I think you will be able to see for yourself now!
Tunbridge Wells, UK
> From: kmiller(a)krl.org
> To: DEVON-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: Dorset
> Date: 30 September 1999 17:31
> Hi. Does anyone know how close Devon is to Dorset - miles apart, for
> instance? I found a Simon PHILLIPS on the 1851 Chiswick census as being
> 32 years old from Dorset.
I have been sitting on the side lines and listening in for a while now but as we are visiting Devon in October to do some research in the Record Office I thought it was about time I put my interests onto the list to see if anyone out there is looking for the same lines. I have already submitted them to the Devon Surname List.
My Great Grandmother was Mary Ann GUNN born 1846 Colyton Devon but she married in Shoreditch in 1864.
Her parents were John GUNN and Mary Emma SMITH who were married in1834 in Seaton.
John GUNN appears to come from Norwich, but Mary Emma SMITH was born 1810 at Cotleigh, her parents were James SMITH and Mary nee CLIGG who married in Colyton in 1807.
>From the 1851 census James was born in 1782 in Shute.
Mary CLIGG was christened 1784 Colyton, her parents were James CLEGG and Dinah PURSE. I have managed to trace the PURSE line back to a Daniel PURSE born 1701 at Colyton.
I thought it was a good time to post my interests
Thanks to the Nelsons for the news clipping on Goose Fair in Tavistock.
I dont mean to beat this topic to the ground but as my Langman ancestors
were farmers around Bere Alston and Tavistock in the 1800's, I am
thinking that they might have attended the fair that clipping talks
about. What I would like to know, if SKS could inform me, the prices of
the livestock? What does 60s stand for, is there a way to compare it to
todays prices. And what would 5d be? TIA Dorothy.
The following was taken from a scrapbook made up by my G.G.Grandmother who
lived in Tavistock until
about 1874. I thought you might enjoy this,speaking of the "Goosey fair".
Linda, north-eastern Ontario
Goose Fair ( Attached to an obituary Dated 1900)
No less that 2,500 passengers came to Tavistock on Wednesday by Great
Western Railway, four or five hundred of whom hailed from the Lannceston
direction. The number of people coming to Tavistock on Goose Fair-day by
South Western Railway was 2,400.
The fine weather favoured attendance at the Goose Fair on Wednesday and
many thousands of people flocked into the town by rail and road. The
streets were filled, the space behind the Market, as well as the Mine
Field, was crowded and a continuous steam of people lined the path in the
Meadows between the points of attraction. Most of the visitors dined off
roast goose. In Bedford Square and behind the Market vendors of wares were
very numerous, and there were shows, shooting galleries, swinging boats, and
other recreations. The attraction in the Mine Field included steam horses
and a switchback railway, which seemed popular with all classes, a
menagerie, and several shooting saloons. Considering the large number of
visitors the behaviour in the public streets,generally speaking, was good
and the services of the police were not called into requisition, although
later in the evening there were many cases of drunkenness. A lady cyclist
whilst riding through the town came to grief, and a conveyance passed over
her machine, but we understand that she escaped personal injury.
At the Cattle Market Wednesday fat bullocks ere 60s, to 65s. per cwt;cows
and calves, 60s to 65s; contract cattle, 56s to 58s;
ewes, 5d. to 5 1/2d per lb.; wethers, 6 3/4d to 7 d. Large supply of
inferior cattle; good beef in demand; better sale for breeding ewes.
On Tuesday geese fetched from 5s to 8s each.
Further to my search for information about the Roncombe's Girt (now Gate) episode I have heard from the Merseyside Maritime Museum. They cannot add anything further to the story except to quote from "Smuggler" John Rattenbury and his adventures in Devon, Dorset and Cornwall 1778-1844 - Eileen Hathaway, Shinglepicker Publications 1994.
It seems that WILLIAM VOISEY was definitely named as one of the murderers and a pardon was promised to the smuggler who gave the names of Voisey's accomplices, with the further inducement of a reward of two hundred pounds to be paid on conviciton.
It would seem that this was effective, as my husband's two Salter ancestors, WILLIAM, the father, and PETER, the son, were hanged for the murder of WILLIAM JENKINS and WILLIAM SCOTT and buried at Kentisbear on March 24, 1788, presumably not long after the execution.
I would like to know if WILLIAM VOISEY was also hanged, and whether anybody else was implicated. Can anyone suggest a course of action? I have extracted Trott and Salter court cases from PRO, but nothing seems to fit the occasion. Where were these cases usually tried?
Please help if you can! Ivy Trott ivytrott(a)iafrica.com.
Can anyone help with the address of one Samuel Ashford from Brixham, born
23/12/1825. He married Elizabeth Coyde Martin 17/5/1847 and his parents may
have been either William and Mary or Thomas and Mary. He held a seaman's
certificate. Anyone recognise him? He spent some time in Exeter gaol in
1881, which is where he is stated to have been born in Brixham.
Researcher, The Search, BBC Radio Devon
Seeking confirmation of the age of John VEALE which possibly reads
aged 105, on joint gravestone at Ashwater church & John Mill Lane.
John died in 1791 and his wife Susannah, died in 1822, aged 71.
The Ashwater register lists John Veale, buried 1791, but no age given,
whilst Susannah's age reconciles to MI. Mill Lewtrenchard also recorded.
Are there any MIs published for Ashwater? Thanks.
I have an Ellen Margaret Northmore marrying a Samuel Wedmore in Portishead
Somerset in 1868. I'm interested in the Wedmore family who were Quakers, and
this was a Quaker marriage. Samuel's parents were Joseph Wedmore and Sarah,
I have all the details from the 1881 census, and from Friends House Library
in London, but wonder whether anyone can add anything about the Wedmore
family. Also, can anyone tell me if there is a Somerset mailing list? I have
other Northmores there too. Is Bristol in Somerset or Gloucestershire?
Many thanks for any help.
Doreen in S W Scotland
GOONS #1950 ONS name NORTHMORE/NARRAMORE
also STANAWAY; SPURRELL; GRIBBLE; FOWLER; POTTER;
YORKSHIRE researching HEWSON; COCKSHAW; DRIFFIELD;
HALLEY; HOLDERNESS; BIRKINSHAW; GLASBY;
Hi: I am looking for information on these names:
CHARLES WHITNELL b. Somerset
JANE FULL b. Devon
Children: MARY JANE b. abt. 1849
CHARLES b. 1850
EMMA b. 1852
This family emmigrated to Canada abt 1856-7..
Hoping to hear from someone searching these names..regards, Ricki in Baton
Rouge, LA usa
It's the beginning of the month so I will update my current surname
HUTTON, in Beverley Yorkshire, in Gate Burton Lincolnshire, in Torquay
Devon, and Sherwood Hall Nottinghamshire
in the 17 and 1800's
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I have some details of CODNER in Abbotskerswell. Any use?
Joan CODNER bapt 9 Dec 1787, dau of Henry/Mary. Siblings Elizabeth 27 Oct 1780; John Wotton 27 Dec 1782; William Creed 14 May 1784 married Mary ELLIOTT 14 Mar 1816 (Wm died 5 Aug 1864, Mary died 21 Aug 1866 age 82); Mary Ann 14 May 1786; Richard 15 Nov 1789; Thomas 3 Jun 1792; Susanna 31 Jul 1796. Quite a family! Joan looks like yours.
Henry is probably:
Henry CODNER bapt 8 Feb 1756, s/o John/Elizabeth née HALL who m 26 Jan 1749. 5 siblings known.
John must be:
John CODNER bapt 14 Apr 1727, s/o Richard/Jone née CODNER who m 24 Jun 1726.
I don't think Richard was baptised in Abbotskerswell.
DFHS has published Abbotskerswell burials 1813-37 which include :
ELLIOTT: Grace (78) 1822 12 10; Martha (1) 1814 01 16 ; William (79) 1820 05 12. All yours!
ELLIOT Samuel (1) 1824 07 17.
The names ELLIOTT and CODNER are common in adjoining parishes too. Our present District Councillor is Victor Elliott, born in Torbryan.
Arthur French in Ipplepen
(who will be away Oct 1-8)
> Does any of this ELLIOTT familytree from Abbotskerswell ring any bells ???
> 4. Peter Elliott #11018 15-Mar-1789, Abbotskerswell, Devon, m. 11-Feb-1811, in Abbotskerswell, Devon, Joan Codner #11107.
> i Martha Elliott #11117 b. c 1813.
> ii Martha Elliott #11118 b. c 1815.
> iii William Codner Elliott #11119 b. c 1817.
> iv Smauel Elliott #11120 b. c 1819.1
> Jon Rees
> Beccles, UK
> Email: j.m.rees(a)cefas.co.uk
I've just told Kathy in Australia that I'd get really depressed if I thought
that we'd exported the attitude to them and then you tell me that its endemic
in the States. <Gloom, gloom>. I need a sensible e-mail from Brian about now
with a draft letter to send to my MP to make me feel that us Brits haven't
got total responsibility for daft policy decisions for the entire world.
Somebody, about now, ought to mention that I've drifted marginally off