Yes, we have discussed this before. I cannot find any Mary COLE / COLES born
around 1740 in any of my latest COLES families. I emphasised that my focus
was on East Devon where I believe that generally COLES is the more common
spelling. COLE tends to be more common in Central and West Devon. This is
not, of course, a universal truth.
One of my COLES family moved from Washfield to Witheridge where there are a
number of COLE families including a Mary COLE baptised in 1750 daughter of
William and Mary. have you looked there?
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2018 09:16:32 +0000
From: Paul Hockie <paul(a)hockie.co.uk>
Subject: [DEV] Re: Some COLES of East Devon
To: "devon(a)rootsweb.com" <devon(a)rootsweb.com>
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I may have put this to the group before. I am looking for the birth of Mary
Coles born around 1740. In 1770 she married Edward Kerby in Halberton but is
described in the Register as a "Sojourner". She was buried in Halberton in
1781. In 1768 a Joseph Cole was buried in Halberton and was also a
Sojourner. The Register describes him as a Cooper of Bishops Nympton. He
seems to have been buried in Halberton in 1833 age 88/ b 1745. There is a
Joseph is probably the son of John and Margaret and born 1747 in Bishops
Nympton. John senior was also a cooper.
I have not been able to find a Mary in Bishops Nympton
From: Colin Rosewell [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 06 June 2018 00:58
Subject: [DEV] Some COLES of East DEvon
I would like to acknowledge the following assistance: members of this list;
Margaret Lewis (OPC Honiton); Devon Family History Society (DHFS); Roy
Parkhouse's transcriptions (accessed through GENUKI - Devon) and the
Luppitt Pages (from GENUKI - Devon). With their help I have traced my COLES
ancestors from Luppitt (1819-1915), to Washfield (1760-1819), Culmstock
(1720-1760) and Churchstanton (1650-1720).
The DHFS put me in contact with a COLES family at Levin, New Zealand who had
ancestors at Clayhidon (1840-1874). Using Family Search, FreeCEN, FreeBMD,
FreeREG, the GRO index, the UK Probate Office Search facility, the
Chardstock Pages (from GENUKI - Devon), the UK National Archives
(Discovery), the Devon Wills Project and the sources previously
acknowledged, we have now traced that family from Clayhidon to Chardstock
(1814-1840), Upottery (1750-1814) and Whitestaunton (1811-1855) to common
ancestors in Churchstanton (1650-1750). We confirmed most relationships from
online images and purchased one certificate where no image was available.
None of this effort would have been possible, especially from here in
Australia, without all the work of those hundreds of volunteers who have
transcribed and/or filmed records, managed discussion lists and web pages.
If any reader of this list has connections with any COLES at the places
mentioned I would be happy to exchange information.