I have just looked at the Deanery of Tavistock CD and an Elizabeth Maker married a John
Gloyn in Tavistock on 01 Apr 1826. Have you checked the census returns for both Elizabeth
Goodman and Elizabeth Gloyn to find out when and where they were born?
From: "setternut(a)aol.com" <setternut(a)aol.com>
Sent: Sunday, 31 May, 2009 7:42:45 PM
Subject: [DEV] MAKER + PENEGELLY | Lifton, Devon
I am researching the surname MAKER from LIfton, Stowford, Devon.?? I have come to a
confusing fork in the road.? I believe I know which way to go, but the other route seems
to be published over and over and over again in numerous Ancestry.com
trees.? I know it is
possible for a mistake to go viral; many just copy and paste data that seems to fit.? I
confess I did that too when I started researching family history over 15 years ago.? Now I
document with as many citations as I can, or at least note clearly when I am guessing.?
My question is about the first born child (Elizabeth) in this family:
JOHN MAKER?(b. 26 Jun 1782 in Lifton, Devon, England, d. 04 Dec 1859 in Lifton, Devon,
MARY PENGELLY (b. 18 Oct 1782 in Lifton, Devon, England, d. 20 Jun 1858 in Lifton, Devon,
married on 08 Apr 1804 in Lifton, Devon, England.
Children of John Maker and Mary Pengelly are:
Elizabeth Maker, b. 26 Aug 1804, Lifton, Stowford Parish, Devon, England.
Hannah Maker, b. 1807, Lifton, Devon, England
Jane Maker, b. 1809, Lifton, Devon, England
Mary Maker, b. 1812, Lifton, Devon, England.
John Maker, b. Abt. 1815, Lifton, Devon, England
William Maker, b. Abt. 1821, Lifton, Devon, England.
Grace Maker, b. 1823, Lifton, Devon, England.
Thomas Maker, b. Abt. 1826, Lifton, Devon, England.
James Maker, b. 1828, Lifton, Devon, England.
Johanna Maker, b. Abt. 1830, Lifton, Devon, England.
I know these facts about my g-g-grandmother is Elizabeth?(nee Maker) Goodman:? She born
between 1803 and 1804 in Lifton, Stowford, Devon and died 14 Jun 1882 in Gunnislake,
Calstock, Cornwall.? She married Samuel GOODMAN??(b. abt. 1793 in Broadwoodwidger,
Stowford Parish, Devon, England) on 09 Sep 1821 in Lifton, Stowford Parish, Devon,
England.? He died 19 Mar 1866 in Gunnislake, Calstock, Cornwall.? I am certain of these
dates and places and names.
I am not 100% certain that my g-g-grandmother's parents are John MAKER and Mary
PENGELLY, however, I strongly believe this is the right family.? Not only do the dates and
places match up, I cannot locate any other matches even in the same generation in Lifton.?
Additionally, a very strong indicator for me has been the naming tradition in subsequent
generations, and the first two children born by my g-g-grandparents are named John and
However, a very healthy handful of self-published family trees on Ancestry.com
Elizabeth Maker married to a John Gloyne.? None of these references are documented by any
records, and all seem to repeat the same info?that seems to be cut and paste research from
the 'One World Tree' project.? As online records grow larger and lareger, I really
worry about errors going 'viral'.? I know I posted some inquiries as long ago as
1997 that?included erroneous assumptions, and my mistakes are still showing up in other
people's online published trees!
Here is?my question:? Is there someone who can confirm records for one fork in the road,
or the other?
Amy M. Goodman
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Researching BROAD, MAKER in Lifton, Stowford, Devon
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