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Stuart, I noted in the Devon List that you are not far from Plymouth Naval College. I am conducting some research about a Naval Family by the name of Field and I was wondering whether you might be able to help me out. My research revolves around some naval families who seem to have sent their sons to the new Colony in South Australia in 1836. It would appear that there may have ben discussions among naval colleagues whilst they were at the College which may have led to the emigration. The particular names I am chasing include Professor Inman who was on staff at the College in 1829, Captain Hindmarsh- I am wanting to know whewther he was attending there too for some reason during that period and William George Field R.N. who was studying there and who finally received his commission in 1832. I know this is presumptuous of me but do you have any suggestions.
Dr Jeff Nicholas
14 Newcombe Avenue
West Lakes Shore
South Australia 5020
Could some kind sole look for dowling in any census
my G aunt married a George Dowling From Con?? Raleigh near sidmouth about 1900
she took with her the family bible her name was florence mabel Richards (sis)
could someone tell me where this george lived or where they are layed to rest
kind regards leigh
Maybe an outbreak of Polio or of Scarlet Fever?
Or something equally nasty which we thankfully don't think about now due to
> From: LLPENS(a)aol.com
> To: DEVON-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: Medical Disaster
> Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2000 5:36
> I had responded directly to Andy about the flu epidemic, but it looks as
> others are not sure of the dates. It was at its worst 1918 to 1919, right
> after the First World War. The story is that the returning soldiers
> the infection home with them. At least this is true in the States. I
> know if the flu epidemic started earlier or lasted longer in England.
> Lois from Malibu
My husband was always told that a 'Groves' however-many-times-g-grandfather served on the 'Victory',
Admiral Nelson's flagship, at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. When we began to look into this,
however, we found that while a James Groves did indeed serve under Nelson on the 'Victory', it was
not at the Battle itself, at which he was actually on the 'Spartiate', but several years earlier.
Additionally, we can not at the present time link this James Groves into our family tree! He may, of
course, be an (as yet undiscovered) uncle or cousin to our earliest found direct ancestor, but it
does seem to show that there can be a grain of truth in family legends, even if you also have to
take them with a grain of salt!
On the other hand, I have also encountered someone who was adamant that her family was descended
from Katherine Parr, sixth and final Queen of Henry the VIII, because her grandmother had always
told her mother so. When informed that, when widowed by Henry, Katherine had married her fourth
husband, Thomas Howard and had her first and only child, a daughter (who then seems to have
disappeared from public life), who would not have been known as Parr, she refused to believe it!
So, the moral seems to be - by all means take note of the family legends, but do try to keep an open
mind until you see the irrevocable proof in front of your very eyes!
Eltham London UK
AVERY - Kent - 1816 >
BOORMAN -Kent - 1784 >
GROVES - Devon, East Sussex and Kent - c.1761 >
HILL - Bermondsey, Middlesex and Lincolnshire - c. 1800 >
LINCOLN - Bermondsey, Middlesex and Norfolk - c. 1837 >
NORTON - Camberwell and Enfield - c.1799 >
WOODCOCK - Kent - c.1690 >
WOODGATE - Kent - c.1822
WYGOLD - Anywhere!(WIEGOLD spelling in Whitechapel only) - All
I have been reading the list for a few weeks and thought I would try posting
my Interests. I am new to the internet although I have been researching my
family history for about 5 years (so still a beginner really).
Main interest is PILLMAN, any mention / any century. Please just point me in
the right direction.
Thomas PILLMAN married Jane WATCHER in Hartland, 4 Dec 1768. I cannot find
the Baptism of either of these people (not in Hartland). Has anyone come
Other names on my tree are KING & RENDALL 19C and DAYMAN & MOORE 20C all
Other links by marriage are HEARD, PRUST, JENN and SCORE, - all marriages in
I would be grateful of any information.
Thanks to everyone who has responded so quickly with helpful ideas and
information. This is a great list with very friendly and helpful people. I
would welcome further contributions if there are any.
It may well be that the mythical part of the family legend was not the
involvement of a french prisoner of war, but a marriage to one.
On the 181 Census in Dolton Village family no 1245213 i.e John HEARD head
Catherine HEARD-wife-Beaford-67-married appear to related to my wife I was
wondering if an earlier census may find some family members especially a
Jane HEARD who was 26 in 1851 (Jane HEARD was listed as Jane Spicer in the
Stoke Dameral area her address being 18 James Street Clowanc) which would
help confirm my thoughts.
It is my belief that Catherine HEARD may have been Catherine FOLLAND and if
so I may be able to trace both lines further back
Have a nice day.
McLean Genealogy Data Base :- McLean, Buncle and Parker families
Australasian Genealogy & Family History Societies on the web.
Are any of you following or researching this family in Whimple? A year ago
some one Emailed me copies of the Whimple Parish Church records but I could
not download or get them to print from the email. I am still seeking them.
This is what I have:
Edmund DREW christened 17 Feb 1708 Whimple. His father Joseph DREW. Married
20 March 1736 Whimple to Susanna GODFREY born 9 April 1710. Her father:
Nicholas GODFREY... her mother Susannah WESTCOTT..
Children: Nicholas bap 8 Mar 1738
Mary bap 16 an 1743
Joseph bap 28 April 1745
Edmund bap 7 July 1747
Susanna bap 20 aug 1749
What I'd like to know: more about the grandparents... and more about the
marriages of the children above. May I hear from you, please? Thanking you
in advance. Anne in Arizona
Hello Ryan and other interested listers
I started looking up my copy of Rodgers: Naval Records for
Genealogists,Lond. HMSO 1988 but decided the answer to your question
about Naval dockyard employees is far too complex, so suggest you consult
this useful reference in your nearest genie library.
Regards, Kaye Cole in Melbourne
Ryan Smith wrote:
> Hello out there,
> I am new to this list having discovered an unexpected connection to
I concur with Alan Burgess.
Re the 'flu epidemic, however, I recall that it was either 1911 or 1916;
There are a row of childrens' graves at Broadclyst Church, but I can't
recall the year.
----- Original Message -----
From: Andy and Nora Axhorn <a-n.axhorn(a)sympatico.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 5:11 AM
Subject: Medical disaster
> Hello List;
> Is there anyone aware of any major medical outbreak or disaster in the
> south of England around 1900. I seem to have a whole family
> disappearing at that time. I do have a record of the female member of
> the family dying at age 39 at that time, but the children seem to
> disappear. I'm not sure when the influenza hit, but I thought it was
> later than that. Andy ideas?
High all .
I would like to make contact with any one who has any link no matter how small , to the following Surnames
( Pillidge,Pillage, Pilledge. Pellidge,) & Reddacliff). All from the Devon area and Colyton area.
Barrie & Marg Chapman
( Eagleby Queensland ,Australia)