I'm not sure I can help you a lot, HOWEVER, my VEAL and HORTOP families came
from Alwington and surrounding area. Most of those families in these little
villages were related --- somehow or another, over 200 years.
I have found in an 1820 will of Joseph Veal of Alwington that his daughter,
Sarah Veal married "John Allin Dark". Joseph was the brother of my direct
line, Richard Veal, and I haven't followed this down yet.
A I recall Sarah didn't live long afterward.
Do you have any records of this area?
Subject: DEVON-D Digest V03 #474
Date: Wed, Dec 31, 2003, 5:00 AM