Hello - there I was chasing up the Climo's (see below), thinking that
there was only a small connection with Devonshire, and looking through
my files, I find that the branch that meets up with the Climo's in New
Zealand is the Pope's....and where are they from? DEVONSHIRE!
So here is another request.....anybody with anything to help my research
in Devonshire - EMAIL ME! please....
John POPE m. Mary WHITING in Devon and had at least one child:
Richard Whiting POPE b. 10 Feb 1807 in Devonshire; married Mary Ann
WILSON on 25 Dec 1832 in Kingsbridge (Devon?).
Rodger Whiting POPE, b. 24 Dec 1841 in Devon
Robert William POPE, b. 20 May 1836 in Devon
John Nicholas POPE, b. 12 Apr 1837 in Devon
George Whiting POPE, b. 6 Sep 1833 in Devon
From Death certificates, I believe that Richard, Mary and the four
immigrated to New Zealand about 1842.
And here's my previous posting about the CLIMO's:
James CLIMO was the son of a Cornish farmer, and was born at Bodmin on
the 28th of January 1822. He married a Cornish girl (Jane PHILLIPS) in
the neighbouring county of Devon - I believe it was some time after mid
year 1840, at the Stoke (Damerel) Parish Church. A few weeks later they
boarded a ship in Plymouth, the William Bryan, and sailed for New
Plymouth, New Zealand, where they arrived on the 1st April 1841. On the
ship was James CLIMO and his wife Jane, her widowed mother, Ann
PHILLIPS, and five of Jane's siblings - a boy and two girls under 14
years, Ann junior, and Richard.
On the 14th of January 1841, whilst still at sea (3 months from their
destination), Janes' sister Ann was married to John JAMES, a 27 year old
blacksmith, by the ships surgeon-superintendant - using James and Janes
I would really appreciate it if some kind person out there can help me
with a few things.....
1. I need to confirm who the parents of James CLIMO were, and as they
weren't mentioned on his death certificate, I'm hoping they were on his
marriage certificate....is there anyone who can look at their marriage
record and tell me if they're on there, and if they are, their names?
2. Does anyone recognise John JAMES? I don't know where he was from or
anything else about him....just the facts that he was a 27 year old
3. Although Jane is recorded as a Cornish girl, are there any records in
the Stoke Damerel area for her parents? Her father was John PHILLIPS
(who was deceased by 1840) and her mother was Ann COX - three of her
children were quite young, so there may be birth records there....This
is just a stab in the dark that they had been from there, but I can't
think why they would have stopped there, when they knew they would be
leaving from Plymouth a short time later....must have been some family