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CREDITON lies between two rivers with little hills about it, and with many memories of the Long Ago. It lost hundreds of houses by fire in the 18th century; it rebuilt them, and saw them burned down again in le... more
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John Austin in Crediton
My 2nd great grandfather John Austin (b1782) was born in Crediton (from the Census records) I know he married Elizabeth Ivey (born Plymouth) in Plymouth on the 2nd July 1820 when he was 38. Can someone look up his birth in Crediton and his parents I have reached a brick wall in my research. Thank You Craig.
red mail William DAVEY born 1797
Does anyone know the parents of the above, born in crediton, father also William according to his second marriage certificate in 1839 to Eleanor PLUMB. William born 1797, was a servant in london 1839, at the time he was married. I cannot find him on the 1841 or 1851 census, but can find his wife in Kinver. Any information welcome,thanks
red mail Spestos Farm
I am trying to find out who owned Spestos Farm in 1918. Mr Alexander Murray was staying there when he married Ethel Dimond (nee Symes). His father was a coachman but I do not know if it was for the farm or some other house. Mr. Murray was serving with the King's Royal Rifles.
red mail Mogridge
John Mogridge married Eliza Gribble in 1846. Who were John's parents. I think the family came from Crediton in Devon. John and Eliza had three children Thirza b 1848, William b 1851 and Ernest b 1866 Can you please help. Brenda
red mail Crediton, Devon
red mail Ellen Jane Quant
I am trying to trace the ancestors of Ellen Jane QUANT who was born in the Crediton Registration District in 1875. She married Harry Sydney (Sidney) Davis (who died WW1 at battle of Loos) in 1903 at Taunton. Is Quant a local family and does anyone have any information on this line please?
red mail Mogridge Family
John Mogridge was born in 1823. He was a Mason's Labourer. I would like to know who is parents were and also the name of his wife. he had a son Ernest born 1866. Ernest married Ann Anstey and had three children Frank b 1887 Minnie b 1889 and Lilly b 1891. They were all born in Crediton. Devon. Can anyone help me with this please. Thank you.
red mail Thomas
James Thomas born 1800 in Crediton, Devon, married Fanny Unknown and moved to Westminster and became a Master Baker. Their children were Elizabeth 1823, Jane 1826, James 1829,Emily 1833 and William 1836. Son James married Mary Amelia (Maria) Stone and lived in Westminster and Lambeth. Does anyone have any conection to this family.
Bond, Ware and Dunn
Any information on the Bond, Ware and Dunn families from the Crediton area (Colebrook, Down St Mary, Yeoford, Brushford) please.
red mail James Maunder 1791c Devon
I am trying to confirm that my 5x Great grandfather James Maunder 1791c (who I believe was married to Ann Dale 1785c) was born in Devon and anything else that is known about him , if my reseach is correct he had 3 sons James 1814, John 1821 and William 1826. I would be very grateful if anyone could shed some light on this for me. Thank you from a novice
red mail James Oldridge b. 1818 approx
James Oldridge was my ancestor and lived in Newton St Cyres, near Crediton. If I visited Credtion, where could I begin a search for more information about James and any of our ancestors? I'd be grateful for any help in tracing the Oldridge family.
red mail Jane Drew
Jane Drew was born 1839. She appears in the 1841 census in the Crediton district. Born Devon. Her parents were Charles and Jane Drew. Sisters, Kezia, Hannah and Mary. I am trying to link Jane with a marriage in Adelaide Australia to Branston Unwin. If anyone has some information on this Drew family such as, for example, whether they emigrated to Australia, it could help. thanks.
John Venn relocated his family from Cheriton Fitzpaine to Crediton 1881. Set up and established drapery shop High St. Crediton. John Venn married Hester Collings 1873. John Venn married Jane Tucker 1904. Son Alan Venn migrated to Sydney, N.S.W. 1907.
red mail Mary Croot
Looking for any information on Mary Croot born about 1795 in or around the Crediton area. Married a Samuel Milton in Crediton in March 1815. Rachel
red mail Madge, Labbett, Welsford, Dart, Towel & Gregory
These are all family surnames which come up in my tree for the Crediton area. Would be interested to exchange information with anyone else researching these families.
red mail Elston of Crediton and the shoemaking industry
I'm trying to find out more about the history of the shoe- and boot-making industry in Crediton in the 19th century, and particularly about the Elston families who were involved in it. Who was the John Elston who married Charlotte Proctor in Bowder Hill Presbyterian Church in 1843? Was he the son of George Elston & Sarah Shepherd? or of Samuel & Elizabeth Elston or of William & Sarah Elston? Did John Elston (1776) and Grace Ward have a son named John? Would be delighted to share what I have found and share the task of taking it further.
red mail John Murrow born 1834 Crediton
Looking for information of my great-grandfatherJohn Murrow born 1834 in Crediton. Shown in 1811 Census as living in Durham and being a coal miner.
red mail Phillip Burgin(Family)
I have traced, through my own research and that of others, relatives back to Philip Burgin Born/Baptised 1649, Crediton, Devon, England. His father Phillip Burgin was traced by another persons family tree to this area (father born abt. 1624. Mother Joanne Evans this area born abt. 1616. I am looking for any additional information about this family and it's further reverse migration. Surname: Burgin, Burgan, Bergen, Burgen, Burgon. I am willing to help anyone who is looking for information on the Burgin Family Tree.
red mail Scott family and Priorton Mill (or Manor)
I am investigating the Scott family of Crediton, (Priorton House or Mill - or manor!), Devon. My Grandmother, Kate Marjory Scott (nee Cozens) born April 18 1908 and her descendants. All I have is her father Arthur Henry Scott born 1859, 11th Hussars, and her husband Dennis Lionel George Cozens, 1929 St Swithens, Sandford with Upton Hellens, Devon. Ring any bells? Any info would be appreciated and exchanged.
red mail Elston
John Elston married Susannah Rogers in 1771 in Crediton. He died in either 1786 or 1796. Susannah then married James Francis in 1804, a yeoman widower, also at Crediton under the name of Susanna Elstone. She made her mark and was listed as widow. Susannah moved to Hackney, Middlesex where she was buried in 1821. Susannah already had a child, James Rogers son of James Buller of Downes, who was born in October 1769 when she married John Elston. There were no other children. James Rogers called his first child, John Elston Rogers, born in 1795, after his step father. James Rogers' descendants can be found under Kensington or Knightsbridge.
red mail Puddicombe
looking for any family members from the Puddicombe family in Crediton, I have quite a full family tree but there are always gaps that need filling in and I am very willing to help anyone with their trees.
red mail Bennellick
I would love to hear from any family members from the Bennellick tribe in Crediton and Exeter St Mary Major, starting with John who was born in Crediton in 1773, his wife was Maria Mardon and his parents were Richard and Frances.
red mail Mogridge family
Interested in descendants of William Mogridge born 1762 Broadclyst who died in 1836 Crediton. He had 2 children , Mary 1785 Crediton and William 1787 by first wife Elizabeth tallin and Abraham 1793 , Christopher 1798 , Thomas 1801 and Mary Ann 1806 by 2nd wife Martha Emes.
red mail Edwardes Family
Living in Crediton 1880 - 1918. Edgcumbe Ferguson Edwardes married to Emily Dobson
red mail Screech
hello I'm looking for info on James Screech who was born Crediton,Devon.His father was also called James Screech.He was sent to West Australia per "Pyrenees" He was convicted in Exeter for Larceny on 4 Jan 1848.Arrived in West Australia on 28 Jun 1851.Can anyone help on info. of his family in Devon. Regards
red mail Passmore Family
Looking for any descendants or information on the Passmore Family who resided at Paradise, Crediton in 1901. Children of William Passmore and Lydia Sharland were: Ernest (1884) Edith (1885) Florence Jane (1887) Thomas (1888) William Henry (1890) aka Harry Sidney Edgar (1891)Daniel(1893) Ethel (1895)aka Effie, Ida Lydia (1897)Alfred Edwin (1898)
red mail Reeves and Ableton families
Susannah Reeves, my great grandmother was born in Crediton in 1822 to John Reeves. His wife Ann Ableton, was the daughter of William Ableton and Philippa Heal. Susannah's first husband died, and after she moved to London, married my great grandfather Walter Edridge. John Reeves was the son of Samuel and Sarah Mardon.
red mail Holsgrove
I am searching for Holsgroves who travelled to Burnley in Lancashire in 1880s from Crediton in Devon, in search of work. The first of our Holsgroves are John Holsgrove and Sarah Berry from 1696. We have contacted numerous Holsgroves and they all seem to originate from Crediton. But where before then?
Seeking information on the family of John Haydon (born c1746 at Crediton). He married Sarah Glandvill (born c1750 at Crediton) at Newton St Cyres on 7 March 1770. Their daughter Ann ( born 2 June 1772 at Crediton) married Thomas Sharland ( born 1801 in 1 April 1794 at Stockleigh English. They had at least two children Elizabeth ( born 24 August 1794) at Stockleigh English and John (born 1801) Elizabeth married Richard Holman (born 23 July 1800 at Dawlish) on 27 June 1827 at Teignmouth. Their son Henry William Holman was my GG grandfather. Any information would be appreciated Allen.
red mail Norrish
I'm looking for information about my great-grandfather, William Norrish. He was born in Crediton in about 1847 and became a farmer in Shaldon. Any ideas?
red mail Samuel Wilson, born 1816
Looking for Samuel Wilson, married to Ann Dunn, and their 5 children, all born in Crediton. Emily, Eliza, Lucy, Walter and Edwin. Any extra information gratefully received...
red mail Parfrey/Parffrey/Palfrey
I believe Sarah Tucker ParffreyPalfrey of credition married my Great Uncle her father was Richard anyone researching this family
red mail Arundell and Elstons of Crediton
CREDITON - Any info. on the ARUNDELL and ELSTON Families from 1905 back gratefully received. Also any burial records although I do know where Harriet is born.
red mail Mortimer
John Mortimer (or Mortimore) (born 1794 Crediton) married to Mary A Mortimer (born 1797 in Bridford. I would like to have information on John Mortimer's parents or his children, John (b 1819), George (b 1824), William (b 1830), Charlotte (b 1833) , Thomas (b 1835) , Samuel (b 1838), Nicholas (b 1840) and James (b 1842).
red mail william mortimore
any info please on a William Mortimore born in Crediton Devon who I am led to believe married a Elizabeth Gregory in 1809.They went on to have a son thomas born in 1811 broadclyst,Devon who married Honor Smith around 1844 their children lucy in 1845 and Edmund in 1849 born in Norton Fitzwarren great great grandfather.
red mail Bennett in Crediton
Try to find any information on a John Albert Bennett who lived and worked at Creedy Lodge or Park around 1928. I believe he had at least 9 children, William, Fredrick, Kate, Dorothy, Albert, George, May, Margaret and Emily. Born around 1850-1865
red mail Cornish
Looking for photographs taken before 1946 of Bineford Farm between Yeoford and Hittisleigh. The Cornish family farmed there for 150 years. Also interested in tracing the origin of James Cornish who lived at Coleford before moving to Bineford in 1748. He was active in both Crediton and Colebrooke churches.
red mail Olding family of allerbridge/credtion
I am looking for information on the Olding family of Allerbrdige near Crediton in Devon. My great great grandad George Olding b1846 in Down st Mary married Jane Stoneman and they lived at Allerbridge where they raised five children Charlie, Ernest, Lucy, Alice and Emily - my great grandmother b 1873. Emily married William Olding b1871 Ermington in 1908 and they had my grandad Alfred Olding born 1909 died 1988..they all lived at Allerbridge and I wouild like to hear from anyone who can give me any further information or is related to this family of Oldings. We are also related to a Sampson family as my Great grandmothers sister Alice married Henry Sampson and I know of one of their sons Fred Sampson born 1915 d 1997 his wife was edith.
red mail William Perkins born 1820
Looking for info on William Perkins born 1820 in Crediton. He married Eliza Ackland in 1845.
red mail Kenshole and Sampson
William Kenshole married Elizabeth Sampson on May 6th 1835 in Crediton, Devon. Does anyone have any more info on this couple? They had 2 sons: William born 1836 & John born 1837.
red mail Attwell/Atwell/Atwill
Searching for any connections to these families in Crediton or nearby area.
red mail Elston
Searching for John Elston b c1845 in Crediton, married Sarah Ann Jones (b 1854 Beauford). John Francis (1874) and William H born in Witheyridge before they moved to London. I'm looking for dates of marriage and John's birth and family.
red mail Thomas Tucker
Searching for info on Thomas Tucker who we gather from the 1881 census for Middx was given as aged 41 and born in Crediton, can anyone help.
red mail James Horwood
My GGGrandfather James Horwood was born in Crediton about 1809 and I am looking for any family connections.
BURRIDGE - Crediton
I'm interested in the Burridge family of Crediton and the surrounding villages. My great-grandmother was a Burridge, and I'd like to speak to anyone with a link to this name/place. Thanks.
red mail Morrish and Hodgon
I am interested in the family of James Morrish born 1811 Hittisleigh who married Ann bn Crediton about 1812. Their son James Morrish born 1846 at Crediton married Susan born 1855ish Cheriton Bishop. Their daughter Bessie Harriet Morrish born 1875 Crediton had a child born as Horace Owen Morrish 1899 in Shobrooke, Devon, but known as Horace Owen Hodgon after Bessie married William Hodgon, soldier & police. William Hodgon was born about 1860 Windermere Westmoreland and married Bessie Morrish in 1900 at Crediton. Family living Exeter 1901. Any information gratefully received or given, especially any light on who the father of Horace Owen Morrish/Hodgon might be! Karen.
Elizabeth HECTOR
Trying to find info on Elizabeth HECTOR, father Thomas HECTOR, believe born Crediton about 1854, she married a Patrick TIERNAN in Farnham surrey in 1875, then by the time of the 1901 census she had re-married a James Wallis.
red mail Passmore Family
I am tracing GEORGE FREDERICK WOOD PASSMORE and his son also of the same name. GFW Passmore Senior was born in 1832 and married in Crediton in 1862 to Mary Ann King. His son GFW Passmore Junior ended up living in Walsall where I have successfully traced him and his family right up to his death here in NZ. He married his wife Ann Cozens in 1893 but it is his life prior to this that I have been unable to trace. Any help would be gratefully accepted.
red mail Literary Society
From Cassells Gazetteer c1896 Crediton Devon : 1891 Population : 4,207 -Public rooms of 1893 house the library of the Literary Society
red mail Crediton Poor Law Union 1850
Crediton Union - White - 1850 - p 267 comprises 29 parishes, an area of about 138 sq miles, & in 1841, 22,076 inhabitants. Their total average annual expenditure on the poor, during the 3 years preceding the formation of the Union in 1836, was £12,314. In 1838, their expenditure was £9955, & in 1849, £11,528. The Union Workhouse is at Crediton, & was built in 1837, at the cost of about £5000. It has room for 300, but has seldom more than 200 inmates. The Union isdivided into 2 relieving, & 9 medical districts. The Rev W Wellington is the chaplain, & William Comyns Leach & Mrs Leach are master & matron of the Workhouse. Mr Thomas Pring is union clerk & supt. registrar; W Wellacott & John Hookway are the relieving officers; & M/s J A Edwards, W H Hugo, William Deans, C Basely, J Body, J C Davy, W Luxton & W R Warren are the surveyors.
Francis Shopland
Help is required in tracing FRANCIS SHOPLAND who married by banns on 20th November 1758 to ANTHONY MARKS. I have no other information on this couple and help would be appreciated.
James Shopland
On 12th NOV 1758 I have found that James SHOPLAND married ERAIW ? BLATCHFORD, by banns at Crediton. Both made marks, as did witness JOHN SHOPLAND (parent or brother?) No other details known, so any information would be useful.
red mail Bucknell
I am seeking information on a family of clockmakers, of whom James Bucknell was one. Their business was in Crediton. James married Sarah Norrish at Crediton on 7 Feb 1763 and they had 3 children: James (chr. 27 Mar 1765), Sarah (chr. 27 Sep 1769) andWilliam (chr. 26 Jan 1774). I am particularly interested to know if this William was the William who married Martha Wentworth (Porterdown, Co Armagh, Ireland) in or about 1813.
red mail Bellringer And Berry From Crediton
My great-grandfather Francis Bellringer was born in Crediton in 1844. His parents were Francis John Hext Bellringer and Mary (neé Berry). They had at least two other sons, George and Edward. I would appreciate any information on any other children and on the Bellringers and Berrys prior to 1842.
red mail Southcott
Searching for information about Southcott families from Crediton, Devon circa 1800 and earlier. Brothers John (1794), James (1792) and Samuel (1801) Also Mary (1794) and John (1792)
red mail Trend Dowd Edwards Elston Cann
Several members of the TREND family were born in Crediton.I would welcome any information or connections to this family.
Shoplands In Crediton
During the mid 1700s to approx the mid 1800s many Shopland families lived or had association in Crediton. Some information can be provided but I am always on the lookout for more.
Morrish, Wiliam
b abt 1814,, Devon,England. Married Sara Moore 23 Feb 1838 in Crediton, Devon, England. They had 4 children Rachael, Emma, Mary, Leah. All the children were born in Tedburn-St. Mary, Devon.
Milfords From Crediton
I am interested in any connection from the Milfords of Crediton Devon any time period

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