In connection with the Lost Colony Research Project I have done a
Family Tree for all the BERRY (and variations) in Devon and have 15
Anthonys all born before 1600. My search was to find a Richard BERRY
related to a Henry BERRY who were listed as on the 1587 voyage to
Roanoke. So my research ended in the 1600s.
I suspect I have your Anthony in this tree, but need more information.
I do have at least one marriage to a SOUTHCOTT.
The BERRY families appear in several Visitations and not always with
the same information. These Pedigrees were submitted by family
members. I've sort of matched them all up to get a consensus.
If you think I can help, contact me off list. I do not rely on family
Windsor, ON, Canada
OPC for Ansford & Castle Cary, Somerset
On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 4:03 AM Ruth Wilson via DEVON <devon(a)rootsweb.com> wrote:
Thank you for posting this. I have been doing my family tree since the 1970’s. Long hours
in Devon Record Office perusing the actual registers and Bishop’s Transcripts. Once the
records appeared on Find my Past I followed all branches of my father’s ancestors and had
persuaded myself that nobody had ever moved more than 15 miles from Barnstaple. On one of
my female lines I had got back to Anthony Berry of Lobb (in Braunton). This was easy
walking distance from where I grew up and one of my favourite walks. However within the
last couple of months I came across the Berry ‘Visitations of Devon’ Anthony apparently
married a Katherine Southcott. The Southcotts also have an entry in the Visitations and
her mother was Martha Grenville baptised at Kilkhampton, daughter of Richard Grenville of
Penheale Manor. This took me to the fascinating history of the Grenvilles.
> The only trouble is that I am never sure how much to believe of the various trees
that abound on the internet. I certainly don’t believe everything but it has been great