Hi all, what everyone seems to be forgetting is that most of the names that
we regularly come across are from the pen of people who were probably not
born in the County- namely the local incumbents of the parish churches. I
think I have a Devon accent, but I only have to go 7 miles up the road to
hear a completely different accent- the reason, I'm a townie, 7 miles up the
road is a market town where people from all over the area including large
parts of Dartmoor come to.
When I went on my travels about 30 years ago, in NZ I was always being asked
if I was Canadian, because to them that's what I sounded like.
I seriously believe that sometimes to much emphasis is placed on the
spelling that we find- in many cases if the name sounds right and all other
details match then there is every possibility that they're the same people.
OPC (online Parish Clerk) for Torquay and DFHS representative on Devon-L
My web site at www.leaman.freeserve.co.uk
contains information and photos
about Torquay and vicinity.
My index to 1861 census for St Mary Church, may now be found at
although I can still offer full transcriptions of any entry found there.
Torquay (ancient & modern) information or photos wanted.
E-mail:- terry(a)leaman.freeserve.co.uk . Member of DFHS.
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