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I have reached the brickwall, his name is John Treble Gosling of Newton
Ferrers who married a Jenney Mitchell from Kingston (b.15/09/1787). They had
a son called James (c.22/06/1823 - Newton Ferrers)and a daughter called
Rebecca (c.13/05/1827 - Newton Ferrers).
There was another son, unfortunately only living for four months, his name
was Richard (c.08/05/1825 - d.16/09/1825). Can anyone throw any light on
this family, thank you.
From: John Whitehouse [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 31 July 2003 08:21
To: Margaret Sullivan
Subject: RE: [DEV] DEV. B&B in EXETER
It's more a small hotel than an B&B, but I've used the Clock Tower Hotel
(www.clocktowerhotel.co.uk) and found it good and very convenient. About 10
mins walk to the DRO, and it has its own lock-up parking, which is a rare
commodity in Exeter city centre! I paid £40 including breakfast last
From: Margaret Sullivan [mailto:MHSullivan@iprimus.com.au]
Sent: 30 July 2003 11:08
Subject: [DEV] DEV. B&B in EXETER
Has anyone on the list stayed somewhere they can recommend, preferably
walking distance to the DRO, Tree House etc? I've been looking at the
official Devon listings but most seem out of town.
> I'll just step in here & beat Brian,Terry & Deborah to it ;-) I don't
> think it is necessary to post replies to the list as this is not really a
> topic directly related to genealogy. There are many excellent travel &
> accommodation sites for Devon, just search on google bed & breakfast
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Barbara Winterton" <barbara.winterton(a)wanadoo.fr>
> To: <DEVON-L(a)rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 5:51 PM
> Subject: RE: [DEV] DEV. B&B in EXETER
> > Can people please reply to list as I, too, am hoping to visit in the
> > and will be looking for a place to stay.
> > TIA
> > Barbara
> > I transcribe for FreeBMD on: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com and for
> > CheshireBMD on http://www.cheshirebmd.org.uk/
> > Mike & Barbara Winterton
> > Le Bourg
> > 22570 St Gelven
> > France
> > ++33 (0)2 96 36 97 31
> > ==== DEVON Mailing List ====
> > The DEVON-L mailing list is co-sponsored by GENUKI/Devon
> > ( http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/genuki/DEV/ ) and
> > the Devon FHS ( http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/ )
May I add that baptismal registers do not show the child's surname, but
only that of the parents, just as birth registers did before 1969.
I think that Jeff Gould is being a little unfair to past ministers by
accusing them of having a cavalier attitude to spelling of names. After
all, who is to say that the earlier spelling was correct? How did William
Shakspear (who was clearly literate) spell his name? And I am sure that
changing "Syd" to "Sid" is not evidence of a cavalier attitude on Jeff's
Yesterday I made a note of what I was told over the telephone, and wrote
"Dupont". Today I saw it in print, spelled "Dewpond". But, then, I am no
I have just received the marriage certificate of my gg grandparents
does anyone connect?
Married 18 March 1866 at Registers Office Totnes
Joseph Brown GRANT 21 yrs Bachelor Gardener of Totnes father Thomas GRANT agricultural labourer
Mary Elizabeth BRIMACOMBE 23 years Spinster of Totnes Father Richard BRIMACOMBE Farmer.
Any information on the BRIMACOMBE line would be appreciated (I have 1851 & 1881 Census details for Richard and Ann BRIMACOMBE).
Thanks in advance
I have just received my ggg grandparents marriage certificate.
Married at the Parish Church in Cornworthy 29 March 1841
Thomas GRANT fullage, bachelor, labourer Cornworthy, father Thomas GRANT Labourer
Mary BROWN fullage, spinster, father John BROWN labourer
Married in Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by Banns, Charles Tivet Curate
Witnesses Ann BROWN, John TUCKER.
1851 Census details suggest Thomas GRANT to have been b abt 1813 in Cornworthy
Mary BROWN b about 1813 in Cornworthy.
I have looked at Hugh Wallis' site and cannot see Cornworthy listed (unless I'm blind).
What would be my next options please, this is the only branch of my family that I have been able to take back before 1881 so this is all very new.
Does the church still exist?
Is it unusual for there not to be 'church name' as such or would this mean it was the only church in the Parish? Would it have been C of E (I do not like to make assumptions) ?
If anyone connects to this family It would be wonderful to hear from you.
I shall have to join the Devon FHS :-)))
Many thanks in anticipation of some assistance/ideas
I came across these starys whilst looking at the 1851 census for Liverpool.
Daniel MOUCHEMORE Dartmouth
John APPERELL Devonport
William GIBBS Beer
William BUCKINGHAM Brixham
Isaac PHILIPS Beer
Mary PHILIPS Beer
Joshua SUMMER Beer
John WILSON Wilts
Elizabeth WILSON E Worlington
Hope it might help someone
The Mevagissey parish records on Hugh Wallis's IGI batch no. site
show a baptism for Sam Brokensha on 17 March 1771. His parents were Sam
and Eliz Brokensha [as spelled on the transcription]. Batch no. PO
A Sam Brokensha married Eliz Gill [as spelled] at Mevagissey, 27 March
1769. Batch no. MO 20631.
Take a look at the site - there are many Brokensha/Brokenshaw events
there back to 1615.
PS I have no interest in this family - just taking a break from census
I am seeking information on the burial place of Samuel BROKENSHA b/bap. Mevagissey 1771 d. Newton Ferrers December 30th 1839.
Whilst on holiday in the area recently I searched the graveyard of the Holy Cross parish church for a headstone purely on the offchance, but failed to find any evidence.
Samuel is my 2nd cousin (5 x removed) and was a Master in the Royal Navy.
Apart from his ADM 6 Statements of Service records, Will and Death Certificate I have little information on Sam.
Any information gratefully received.
Hi everyone from Queensland Australia. I would appreciate some help please.
I have been unable to make progress on my search for HENRY MAKER who migrated as a free migrant to Tasmania Australia in 1833 and no passenger list.
I have his marriage certificate, his death certificate and his Will and nothing gives a clue as to his parents or where he originated from, except that the ship I hope he came out on left from Plymouth.
I have been unable to find a birth record between 1795 and 1805. His age at death was given as 61 in 1856 but he just may have been a wee bit older than he was willing to admit to his young wife.
Can anyone point me in the right direction to find out where Henry came from and who his parents and siblings were please? This 3 x great grandfather has been giving me grey hairs for many years.
I would very much like to connect with any others researching this family, as I have a lot of interesting material about Henry's life in Tasmania to pass on to a fellow researcher.
I'm also researching a RICHARDS family from Devon, here are my details
incase you find a connection:
STEPHEN RICHARDS and his wife EULALIA, had 5 known children:
JOHN RICHARDS born 1754 at Stoke Damerel
JAMES RICHARDS born 1756 at Stoke Damerel
LUCY RICHARDS born 1759 at Stoke Damerel died in infancy
CAROLINE RICHARDS born 1761 at Stoke Damerel
LUCY RICHARDS born 1765 at Stoke Damerel
Caroline Richards married in 1786 at Stoke Damerel to a RICHARD BLACKMORE
and they had 6 children born in Devonport.
I have no further information on the Richards family at all.
When I was in Devon last year, I picked up a "Ordnance Survey" map,
(1:50 000 scale, 1 1/2 inches to the mile) for the area that my families
came from. It has farms listed on it. I now know that you can order them
on line. For the area that you are interested in you would want number 193
Landranger Map. Web site is www.ordnancesurvey.gov.uk/leisure I just love
the map. I have map number 180, Barnstaple & Ilfracombe, Lynton & Bideford.
Hope that this helps.
Diane in Michigan
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2003 6:28 AM
Subject: [DEV] Farms around Heymock/ Clayhidon
> Hi List
> Please can anyone tell me how to find specific Farms around these two
> Bottoms Farm, Gollick Farm and Palmers Farm
> Thank you
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I am trying to locate any information at all on the following two families:
1) Richard VICARY and Mary SHADDOCK married and were at Barnstaple in 1826.
2) Thomas FOSTER and Sarah RUSEBLELON married and were at Ottery St. Mary
Would like to make contact with anybody also researching these families.
Thanks Terry for news of tempory closure of DRO next May-Fall.
I had been planning a one off visit from Australia to Devon and now wonder if it is worth postponing visit. Is there much in DRO that is unavailable anywhere else?
Avryl in a quandry
I am looking for birth and marriage records for the following.
RICHARDS Thomas born1807 (approx) 1851 census shows him as born Plymouth. Blacksmith. He moved the family to Gillingham and Sheerness sometime after 1832.
RICHARDS, Maria (wife of the above - maiden name unknown). Born 1809 at Devonport.
Thomas and Maria's birth's and marriage has not been found as yet.
RICHARDS, Maria born 1832 Devonport. ( I have her on census for 1851,1871 and 1881 and 1901). 1861 info has not been found. Her birth certificate / records have not been found.
I have been searching for the above for a couple of years and am hoping that SKS will be able to help me locate these records.
Thankyou in anticipation.
Perth, Western Australia
I would like to thank everyone who responded to my query about changing surnames. I can now say that I fully understand how surnames can get altered over the years.
Thank you all once again.
Kind regards, Syd Hockey.
Hello from Australia. I am researching my GGrandfather, Richard HOPPER. He was born at Barnstaple, circa 1837 and is shown on 1851 census as a Farm Labourer in Fremington.
In 1868 he was a soldier in an Artillery Regiment and married Caroline TURPITT at Cheriton in Kent, in 1868. They had 4 children
Later moved to Stratford (then in Essex) where he suicided in 1905.
Is anyone researching this name?? Cheers, Bob in Melbourne.