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I am new to the list and would appreciate some help in finding Abraham Bowden, perhaps through a census? The following is all I have at the moment:
Abraham Bowden born abt 1809 Devon died 4 Apr 1859 Adelaide, South Australia
Daughters: Elizabeth Smolden Bowden born abt 1840 Died 1900 married William Palmer ROGERS in 1864 South Australia
2 more daughters names unknown and son John Bowden born about 1845 who married Emma FRAPE 1873 South Australia.
The family arrived at Port Adelaide aboard the "Thomas Arbuthnot" on 13 Sep 1855 so the census would need to before then.
Thank you for your assistance and or suggestions, also I would love to hear from anyone researching the family.
It would seem likely that my Mystery Excise Officer, "advertised" last week,
was probably named LYMPANY. Thank you to all who helped me with this one.
I am now gathering such mentions of this name as may be available in an
attempt to put a coherent tree together. Any LYMPANY is probably relevant,
given that adding the 1851, 1881 and 1901 censuses together they only add up
to about 75.
Stoke Damerel seems to be the main "centre", I have birth & baptism details
for William in 1806 and Thomas in 1802, plus the census material.
Any gleanings would be much appreciated,
Thank you very much,
My great grandmother's certificate had senility as the cause of death -
she was 91 and definitely was not mentally deficient - she was just quite
literally worn out
Senility means just old age - not to be confused with senile dementia.
Just to let you all know that I have returned after a wonderful holiday with my youngest daughter on the I.O.M.
I would like to say that my research into my SHIRLEY tree has progressed these past two weeks :0))
I will keep you posted !!
One surname connected now is: KEITH from CON & DEVON.
George Henry KEITH who married my Granddad's sister Ethel Mary SHIRLEY at the Registry Office in Devonport on 18th March 1899.
Both were 22 years old and George was a Mason's Labourer.
George lived at 8, Martin Terrace, Devonport - his father was: William KEITH - Occ Naval Pensioner.
Ethel Mary SHIRLEY lived at: 2, Herbert Street, Devonport before her marriage.
They had two ( ?possibly more ) children by the names of:
1) Reginald George H. KEITH born March 1900 at Saltash, St. Germans District - married June 1902 at Plymouth to either - Kathleen Ellen SEARLE or Elizabeth LAPTHORNE.
2) William Edward KEITH born June 1901 at Saltash, CON.
Does anyone know who he married?????
My elusive GGrandfather John Walter SHIRLEY was according to the above Marriage Certificate of George Henry KEITH to Ethel Mary SHIRLEY was now a Mason's Labourer ( he had been a Corporal Royal Artillery ).
So, if anyone comes across any stray Mason's Labourers by the name of John ( ? Walter ) SHIRLEY in CON or DEVON would you kindly keep me in mind??
Carol Lloyd nee SHIRLEY
Dear list just updating my the status GERMAN and STEPHENS family search.
Edward stevens (Stephens) GERMAN born 1850 Ilfracombe son of
Richard GERMAN ilfracombe and Elizabeth STEPHENS born 1818 ilfracombe
Richard (mariner) and Elizabeth 1818 were married on the 6th September
1842 in the "Parish Church" Ilfracombe Richards Father is Richard GERMAN
described as a Mariner and Elizabeths Father William GERMAN is described
as an Inn Keeper on the marriage certificate. How many "Inn Keepers"
were around at that time??
Based on the IG and 1881 census think Richard and Elizabeth had three
other children Richard GERMAN 1846, Mary GERMAN 1845 and William GERMAN
1843 all of ilfracombe.
Any information going backwards on GERMANS and STEPHENS gratefully
Mike, Brigitte, Christopher and Philip Pine
This looks like your man in the 1851 census:
Head: BYRD, Mary Neighbors 98308
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
Mary BYRD Head W 53 F Labour at Woollen Factory Culmstock-DEV
Thomas BYRD Son U 16 M Labour at Woollen Factory Uffculme-DEV
William BYRD Son - 14 M Ag Labour Uffculme-DEV
Address: Coldharbour, ---
Census Place: Uffculme Tiverton, Devonshire
PRO Reference: HO/107/1888 Folio: 384 Page: 41 FHL Film: 0221038
Nev in Oz
----- Original Message -----
From: "Clare CHURCH" <church(a)southern32.freeserve.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 9:11 PM
Subject: [DEV] Byrd family
> I am seeking information on the Byrd family from Uffculme. I know that
William Byrd was born 1838/9 and he moved to Bridgwater, Somerset as a young
man. Does anyone know who his parents were. I have found a John Bird in
the 1881 census living at 1 Myrtle Cottage, Uffculme, b. 1803. Anything
about this family would be much appreciated.
> Clare Church
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Lemmon / Lemon
William James Lemmon
Born August 8 or 14, 1908 in Plymouth.
No birth certificate nor a birth registration, and unfortunately no
mention of either parent.
An orphan who was in the care of The Scattered Homes of Plymouth, than
moved to The Liverpool Sheltering Homes. After this exciting life he was
sent to Canada under the auspices of the Marchmont Homes in Belleville,
Ont. (This was later taken over by The Barnardo's.)
If anyone has any information on him please contact me, and thank you.
---Connie--daughter of BHC, William James Lemmon /
Can SKS with access to the 1851 census check the following for me please? It
is taken from the Tri-County transcription by the LDS.
Edward CLITT Head M 42 M Farmer Hashberton-Dev
Elizabeth CLITT Wife M 31 F --- Whimple-Dev
Myra C. CARNELL Niec - 11 F --- Whimple-Dev
Jane A. SYMS Serv U 16 F Serv Whimple-Dev
Address: Sandfords, ---
Census Place: Whimple St Thomas, Devonshire
PRO Reference: HO/107/1866 Folio: 26 Page: 8 FHL Film: 0221014
I think the surname CLITT is incorrect but have no access the census images.
I transcribe for FreeBMD on: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com
Mike & Barbara Winterton
22570 St Gelven
++33 (0)2 96 36 97 31
My GGGGgrandfather was William Cockram of Rackenford (1740-1807), the only surviving headstone of a Cockram I could find at the church. The Epitaph reads 'Kind angels guard this hod of dust till Christ shall come to rise the just, then I shall wake with sweet surprise and in my saviour's image rise'. The aurthor was given as Packer Withys or Withams, rather indistinct as the headstone had sunk into the ground. If anyone has knowledge of this person I would be most grateful to hear from you.
Dr Bernard Ince
Working my way thru Kennerleigh PRs and hav e a JAMES PARTRIDGE,
PARTRIDGE James Parents William Elizabeth 1770 apr 25
Have no idea if its yours but what the hey...
G O R V E T T Page
After some deliberation and searching, I found through Genuki that
Thelbridge is part of Washford Pyne, Devon.
At the present, I am going through the film for Thelbridge at the Family
History Centre. Found this:
1826-CONEYBEAR, Dorothy d of George of Newhouse in Washford
Pyne, Labourer & Dorothy-April 23. She married John KIVELL in
My question is how can I find "Newhouse" in Washford, I could not
find it in Genuki. Also apparently Washford Pyne was not filmed by
LDS. Therefore, I am hoping there is someone who has access to
the Washford Parish Transcripts who could look for the burial of
of the above George CONEYBEAR? Or any listings for CONEYBEAR,
with any variant of spelling.
Thank-you very much
Elsie Person nee Conibear
I may not be able to help with the GOODING family, though others may. I was
just struck by the name of the ship the "Peston Bomanjee" on which your
ancestors emigrated in 1838. That name is very familiar, it's the ship on
which a GRAVES family, with others from Cambridgeshire, also emigrated, 16
years later in 1854. I've been helping their descendants in Australia get in
touch with each other.
Sorry for the diversion, folks, just couldn't miss the opportunity !
OPC Sidbury & Salcombe Regis
I am reposting my interest in the family of Rev. William Wilberforce HOWARD
(born 1828 Isle of Man) married Catherine Elizabeth McHUTCHIN (born 1828
Isle of Man) married 1855 in Rugby. Their children were (I think) Kate,
Mary, William, Mark, Louis and maybe Evelyn, all born in the Exeter area.
Catherine died before 1862 (no death record found) and William married
Ellen ? (no marriage record found) born about 1838 in Exeter. They had
Bernard 1873, Agatha 1874, Ellen 1879. They were living in Sowden,
Lympston, for the 1881 census.
Marny in Perth, Western Australia