St Thomas the Apostle is the name of a parish on the west bank of the Exe, now part of
the City of Exeter. It gives its name to one of Exeter's railway stations! The
Church of St Thomas, in Cowick Street, Exeter, was built about 1656 on the site of an
earlier church. Exwick, on the other hand, didn't have its own church until 1841,
until 1872 it was part of the parish of St Thomas. That's why ggggfather William was
christened in St Thomas: the parish church of Exwick at that time!
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 14:53:47 EDT
My ggg-grandfather (William BENNETT) was born in Exwick, 1832. IGI records
state he was christened in St. Thomas the Apostle. Just wondering if the
church is in the neighborhood...