Thank you.Teresa, I'll add those sites to a list I'm generating from
everyone's help on here. I've been doing a little work over the years but found
there are many places to look that I wasn't aware of.
What stimulated my interest again is I've signed up for a Trafalger guided tour
throughout Devon and Cornwall that will take place in early May and it would be nice to
see where some of my ancestors' started.
On Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:01 PM, Teresa Goatham via
Have you got a copy of the Squibb name file from the Keith Matthews
collection? - see https://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/keith/s.php
I got one for one name I'm interested in, and have found it very
interesting / useful. It's a little cryptic but there is a glossary on
the mun website. I found refs to crew lists and similar at the National
Archives (Kew) which aren't indexed in TNA catalogue.
I see you're in the USA so how useful that is to you I don't know -
depends on whether you know anyone who shares your interest who could
visit Kew or are prepared to pay.
Also has entries from PRs (or maybe BTs) - for some Devon parishes at
least, probably of less value with so many Devon and Dorset PRs being
online (though I did find a few extras that I didn't know of due to
mis-transcriptions on FMP, and for a parish for a period the PRs don't
survive - hence Keith Matthews must have been using some kind of transcipt).
On 27/02/2015 08:00, devon-request(a)rootsweb.com wrote:
----- Original Message -----
From: "The Squibbs via"<devon(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:52 PM
Subject: [DEV] Squibb/Squib
> >My great, great grand parents, William and Caroline Squibb arrived in the
> >fishing village of Carbonear, Newfoundland around the mid 1840's. Since
> >there were many ships sailing from the Devon and Dorset areas for fishing
> >in Newfoundland, and their descendents were all involved in that trade, I
> >am assuming they were from that part of England.
> >Along with them were William's brother John, and his wife Jane. Records of
> >William's and Caroline's deaths indicate they were born around 1826 to
> >Is there anyone in this list familiar with my ancestors? I haven't found
> >any birth or marriage information as of yet.
> >Ronald SquibbsFlorida (USA)
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