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Exeter Devon
EXETER is the noble citadel of the West, the crowning glory of the centuries at the gate of Dartmoor. It is Roman, Saxon, and Norman, and has come into our 20th century with something of them all. It has the wa... more
 
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red mail Betty Jones/Dunmore House
Trying to find my nan who we believe was evacuated to Devon during WWII as she was pregnant. Have very little info about her except she lived in Exeter in the early 1950s. Jones is her maiden name. I dont know where she would have been sent being an unmarried mother at the time, but have found that Dunmore House was moved from Plymouth to Brednintch(?) nr Exeter during the war but have been unable to find out anything about this house, other than it was a mother and baby home. Does anyone know anything about it, and if any records of those admitted still exist? Betty/Elizabeth previously lived in S London. Thanks
red mail Stokes John m. Elford Mary Ann
John Stokes a sergeant in the 37th Regiment of Foot and son of John Stokes white smith married Mary Ann Elford daughter of Edward Elford timber merchant in Exeter, Devonshire on the 24th Oct 1837. They had several children including William Nicolls b. 30 March 1842 in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire. John Stokes was a widower at the time of his marriage to Mary Ann Elford. His first wife was Ann and he had a least one daughter named Sarah who was baptised in St. Andrew, Jamaica on 7th June 1834. Would like more information on John Stokes first family.
red mail Beal/Beale/Bale family
i'm researching the Beal/Bale/Bale family tree. Most of them seem to have lived in the St Sidwells area of Exeter. Thomas Beal/Beale/Bale was my Grandfather. He was born in Exeter, but moved to Bristol and married my grandmother ALice Maud Weir in Bristol in 1911. Any help from anyone else researching the Devon branch of the Bales would be much appreciated.
red mail LJ Rosevear, Cathedral Glazier - newspaper article?
My great grandfather Lyon ROSEVEAR was Head Glazier at Exeter Cathedral during the Blitz (seconded from Drake & sons). When he retired in the late 1950s or early 60s, a newspaper article was published with a photo showing him being presented with a platter or something by a group of dignataries (he saved much of the ancient stained glass, which allows us to see it today). I live abroad and can't browse Exeter Library's collection of local newspapers. If anyone comes across this article, or knows how to obtain it with such vague information, I should like to hear from them. I saw the article in a drawer as a child and rue not being more curious then.
red mail Horspool, Joseph
Joseph Horspool married Charlotte Jenkins at Holy Trinity in 1802. Any information on the death or origin of Joseph would be greatly appreciated.
red mail James, William Ernest
I am looking for information on my great grandfather, William Ernest James who was born in Exeter in 1869 and who died in New Zealand. I am hoping to find the names of his parents and/or siblings.
Arscott - Tibbs
Looking for family of Jane Arscott who married John Tibbs 1815 Jane died in 1825.
red mail Arnold c1818
John & Ann Arnold baptised their son Samuel in Exeter St. Thomas the Apostle, July 25th. 1818. John was said to be an 'accomptant' of Cowick Street Exeter. Can anyone identify this couple further. I need to know their origins and whether they had other children. Any suggestions gratefully received.
red mail Quick Family
My great-grandmother, Margaret Jane Quick, daughter of John and Ann Quick, (nee Boundy) of Exeter, married Thomas Cook, in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, in 1852. Thomas and Margaret migrated to Australia during the 1850's. Any information about the Quick family would be much appreciated.
red mail Marshall
Researching William Bindon Marshall. Married Mary Wreford in 1815 and then Elizabeth Raison in 1837. William and Mary had 3 children, all born in St. Mary Major Exeter, Mary Ann born 1815 William born 1818 Elizabeth Frances born 1822. Mary Ann married William Robert Pine, Elizabeth married Francis Cook and William married Emma Harrison.
red mail Sydenhams in Exeter
I am looking for any details about any Sydenhams living in Exeter in the late 16th. c. and early 17th.c., especially anything that might suggest if or why or when they left the city, and where they went next.
red mail Mary Ann Winter,EliZA JarVIS
Wim and Mary Ann Winter nee:Jarvis both born 1813.Charles Winter son br 1840, dau Emily br 1843 all in Exeter. 1850 living at 6,Georges Sq Shoreditch. Mary Ann was witness to the marriage of Eliza Jarvis(also from Devon) to Edward Fox in 1850 at St james Bethnal Green.
red mail Mardon Family
Looking for information on the family of Frederick George Mardon & Marjorie Jean Mardon
red mail Forse family
Interested in hearing from anyone researching the Forse family Exeter.
thomas troke
according to 1901 census thomas troke was born in exeter c.1834, i cant find him on any other census back to 1861. does anyone have access to 1851 or 41 census for exeter who would be kind enough to look for him for me. he married someone called jane from liverpool (i can find no record of that either) and had a son alfred garnet troke b.c.1883 in paris, france.
red mail Collings
There were two Paul Collings' in Exeter who owned the Black Horse Inn. Paul Collings born in Spain was married to Ann Ireland and their son Paul Collings born in Exeter was married to Elizabeth Grace Hannaford. Ann Ireland's father John was an innkeeper in Exeter or the surrounding areas. Would love information on this.
red mail BERRY, THOMAS
THOMAS BERRY was my gt. grandfather. he was born in exeter in about 1854. he became a railway goods guard, eventually ending up lodging in ST JOHNS EVANGELIST BRECKNOCK (BRECON), where he met and married my gt. grandmother SARAH JANE MORGAN.they married around 1884/85 and mary jane, their 1st child, was born in brecon. they eventually moved to the midlands. i would love to find out more about his family in exeter, and find any descendents of this particular branch of my family, or receive any info/advice. thanks in advance....
Morgon
John Morgon and Elizabeth Wollocott of Exeter married in 1782 in St Mary Arches St. Any information on the Morgon family name greatly appreciated jenny
red mail Peter Lamb
Am looking info on a peter lamb who married an Elizabeth Okeeffe (Hince) in 1931 in Fulham London. they moved to exeter devon with their children P Lambe Sheila and Eileen was in touch with his daughter but unfortunately lost her address, need to fill in family tree blanks.
red mail Harris - Exeter
Looking for Harris from Holy Trinity, St. Thomas, St. David's parishes.
red mail OATWAY & ADAMS
I am searching for Mary Maud C Oatway and James Adams who married 1910 Exeter. They had issue Reginald, Wallace and Norman.
red mail James Voysey and Mary Lee
James Voysey married Mary Lee at St David Exeter in 1783. I would like to know details of any children they may have had.
red mail Tothill, Geoffrey & Mary
Have family tree back to William Tothill & Elizabeth Mathew M. 1529 all the way down to 1999 in seven branches including Australia, New Zealand, U.K. Africa and Canada. Many links to current Tothills missing would like some help on any branches especially USA. William Tuttle & Elizabeth born about 1635 and landing in Nehaven Conn. and decendants of special interest. Will assist anyone as much as I can. Also have coat of arms and family crest.
red mail Hannaford Collings
Looking for info re Paul Collings & Elizabeth Hannaford. Paul Collings was b1800 in Spain & "anglicised" his name. Was the owner of the Black Horse Inn, Exeter. I have hit a brick wall finding any information before hai arrival in England.
BORN/BORNE in Exeter
anyone connected to the BORN/BORNE family of Exeter in the 1800's please get in touch. Thank you all.
Smale - Paris St. Exeter
Does anyone have any information about a dairy at 80 Paris St. Exeter in 1908/1909. Dairyman was Frederick Smale.
red mail chancellor
i am searching for any relative of jacob chancellor married anna maria khight 1801 exeter
Snow/Morgon
I am researching the decendents of Mary Jane Mogon born St.Sidwells in 1823 daughter of John Morgon and Mary (Ralph) Mary Jane married Richard Snow born Hartland in 1822 and they started married life at Upton Pyne later -living in Sidwell St Mary Janes father was a dairyman or cow-keeper and Richards father was a farmer. They continued in the Dairy industry and later one maybe two of their sons were farming in Hamlin Farm Heavitree. If anyone knows more about this family it would be much appreciated.
red mail Fitzsimmons
I am searching for information about my g-grandfather who was born in Exeter approximately 1811, and immigrated to Brockville, Ontario, Canada abt. 1832. He married Jane Murray in Brockville, in 1850. They had six children. My g-father Robert M. was the oldest. But I want to work backwards and find the English roots. Please help.
William Tozer - 1770's
Looking for assistance with the origins of a William Tozer said to have been from the Exeter area; probably born circa 1770. He had moved to London by 1799 where his occupation was lathrenderer. According to the IGI William had a wife Margaret and they produced seven children all baptised between 1799 and 1810 at St George the Martyr, Southwark, London. Just where the couple married and Margaret’s origins are currently not known – any suggestions ? In 1804 William became an active follower of the Devon born prophetess Joanna Southcott who he may have known previously in the Exeter area. Although not one of her innermost circle of followers in 1805 William was given the task of building a Southcott chapel in Duke Street, St Georges Fields in London and later became the minister there. It is recorded that an Elizabeth Tozer attended meetings with him in the 1820’s but who she was is not clear. William died in 1828.
red mail Rowe - Exeter
John Albany Rowe born 1852 in/near Exeter. Later joined British Army and was given land grant in Canada. Married Mary Noton around 1870 in Canada. He was a stone cutter. Write me with any information you might have about his family. Thank you. Ann from Russiaville, Indiana, USA
red mail Thomas Ekers born around 1817
Ekers of Whitestone and Woodbury
red mail stookes
Looking for ancestors of, or info about Thomas Stookes, born 1866 married Mary Ann Clapp 1891, both in Exeter.
red mail Blatchley/ Blatchly
Hi looking for the name's Blatchley / Blatchly /Britton / Britten /Back from Exeter. Thank you Lita
Harris family
I am seeking information on the Harris family of Alexander Terrace off Blackboy Rd Exeter. The family comprised Albert James Harris (1854-1920) and his wife Bessie nee Holman (1858-1912). They were married at St James Parish Church Exeter in 1883. He is shown in the 1881 census as a publisher, later he is shown as a a commercial agent. They had three sons, Frederick James (my grandfather), Arthur Holman, Edgar Stanley and a daughter Hilda who died as an infant. In particular I'm seeking information on Arthur who disappeared in 1938 and was never heard of again but any information on the family would be appreciated
red mail Ruddle/Ware
I have an Elizabeth Ware born in 1824 (+/-) born in Exeter I believe. She was the child of John Ware--the Ware family married into the Chapple family who in turn married into the Davey family. History going back 1320 and possibly beyond going back to Edward 1st. Line still being worked on at this point.
TAPP
Looking for information on the Tapp family who lived in the Exeter area from 1800 to 1900.Their residense was in Mary Arches area
red mail Waldron
I am looking for information regarding John Waldron b 1789 Upton Grey Hampshire. In 1851 census living in Exeter Holy Trinity with wife Mary born Ireland, son James 15, daughter Julia 11 and 2 year old William. All born Exeter Holy Trinity. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have lots of info to share.
red mail William Salter
I am searching for information on the family of William Salter(1773-1827) and Catherine Barber(1772-1843). They had seven children and my great(3) grandfather, also William was one of them. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Sydney Hay Soulsby
believed to have married in the Exeter area in 1907. Has anyone information of his bride and when and where the wedding took place?
QUICK / BOND - Devonshire
Harriet QUICK b. Tiverton abt. 1801 married William BOND in Exeter abt. 1823. This family emigrated to VIC - Australia in 1850's. If you have an interest in this family, please contact.
Harold Lionel Quick
I am trying to trace the descendants of Harold Lionel Quick, born Exeter 1901
red mail Betts or Bettes
Iam looking for information regarding Thomas and Annie Betts who had at least one child Elizabeth A betts originally from Exeter later Sandhurst Berks. 1870-1890 Sue A
PARRELL
looking for informationon Parrell family living in the Exeter area 1850 to 1910
red mail Blatchfords c 1800
I am looking for information relating to the ancestors of Theophilus Blatchford born in Exeter 1824. Any information much appreciated.
GRANT
Thomas and Sarah Grant were both born in Exeter,(Sarah in the parish of St Sidwell) moving to Bristol by the census of 1851. Thomas was born around 1791, Sarah 1803.Any information greatly appreciated
Thurza Baker
I am looking for information,on my Great Grandmother,Thurza Baker,born Exeter or Honiton,1850. Married Thomas William Salter
red mail Greenaway or Dymond
I am looking for William Greenaway. He was married to Eliza Dymond. They had at least 5 kids. One being my great-great grandmother Violet Ellen Mary Elizabeth Ann. She married Arthur Kroll in 1907(?) They left their 1year old son Arthur with her parents when they moved to the USA in 1908. If you have any information please contact me.
red mail Searching for descendants Gordon Rosevear
I am looking for any descendants /family of Gordon Rosevear, born 1912, Exeter, son of Frederick John ROSEVEAR and Gertrude L RENDLE. He apparently married Joyce (--?--)in St Thomas district, Exeter, in 1935 and died 2 Oct 1987. If still alive, Joyce would be 90. Any help with tracing his family greatly appreciated. I am descended from his father's brother, Lyon John ROSEVEARE, Head Glazier at Exeter Cathedral during the blitz of 1940.
Looking for Sophie Sleep
I am looking for information about Sophie Sleep born in Exeter ca 1862 Worked as a kitchen maid in Hastings and married Spencer Cramp in Hastings in 1882
red mail Is the Morrison family out there?
My grandfather was John Morrison and he lived in Exeter. He had children (all daughters?)from his second marriage and I`m curious about them. One I think is my age 46. I`m in Ontario Canada and would love to hear from them and find out more about thegrandad I never knew.
red mail Collyns
Have done much research concerning the Collyns family from Kenton and Exter. Mainly doctors and priests. Also related to Newcombe, Welch, Page, Kerton,Raillard, Mortimore, Distin(g, Ponsford and Martyn.
red mail Saunders
Iam ALSO Looking for Information on CHARLES (CHAS) SAUNDERS b. 1852 in Exeter, Devon (My Great-Grandfather) he married in February 1878 MARY ANN AVERY b. 1852 of Tedburn St. Mary, Devon. Charles father is believed to a William Saunders(Mothers Name Unknown). Charles and Mary had SIX(6) children Elizabeth Nettie Saunders b.1875, Kate Emily Saunders b.1878, Nellie Susan Saunders b 1879 and Jessie Rhoda Saunders b 1880 all born in Exeter, Rosalind Mabel Saunders b 1885 in Chelsea, London and Frederick Percival Avery Saunders (My Grandfather) b. 12 Jan 1890 in 52 Henry Street, Wandsworth, Battersea, London.Thanks For ANY Help Given.
red mail London - Lowdon
I am trying to clarify the name of a 19 year old young man John London or Lowdon. He was indentured June 10, 1684 to sail on Brothers Adventure to Maryland in the colonies. The record said the agent was William Hutchens, a London merchant. The young man was a shoemaker, the son of John London of Exon, Devon. Was his name 'London' or 'Lowdon'? Thank you very much.
red mail Adams
I am looking for any information about a James Adams in exeter, I know that he married a Maud mary Caroline Oatway in St Thomas on the 4th may 1910 and had a farther called Robert Adams who was a Bricklayer. James Adams had 3 Children Redginald Adams, Wallace Adams and Norman Roy Adams who were born between 1910 and 1919 in exeter the family later lived in the Kenn/Kenford/Kenton area in a pub. Any information on this family would be a great help.
red mail Vodden, Vowles
I am looking for information about a Florence Bertha Vodden (my Great Gran) who was born in Bideford on the 28/12/1904 she was later married to a Arthur Vowles from Bristol in the 1920/30's and had 4 children Dennis Vowles, Bernard Vowles, Evelyn Doris Vowles and Marjorie Jean Vowles all born in the 1930's in Exeter . She later married a 2nd time to a Vernon Paul in 1955 in Exeter and died in 1970. If you have any information on my Great Gran please contact me.
red mail Ruddell / Ware
My ancestor William Ruddell born cir 1824 was married in 1844 to Eliza Ware (father John Ware)in Exeter Devon their son William was born in 1857 in Collumpton and along with siblings Margant, Maria, Thomas, Charles and Eliza emigrated to Australia in1857 a brother John was born in Australia in 1859 any info appreciated.
red mail Keeth Family
Keeth Family. My maternal great grandmother is Julia Keeth born c.1843. I am interested in making contact with anyone researching the Keeth family. Bob Refault
red mail Exeter Past / Hazel Harvey
Exeter is a great place to live! And it also has a recorded history going back to the construction of one of the earliest Roman fortresses in Britain, c.50 A.D. This is the first full history of the city to be published in 40 years. Published Phillimore, 1996. Contact for details.
red mail Richard James Jones
Researching Richard James Jones, b.1853 Wiltshire, married Mary Vincent 1883 Dorchester. Children - Alice Annie b.1884 Dorchester, James b.1886 Exeter , Edith b.1887 Ilfracombe , Elanor b. 1888 Ilfracombe, Frederick b. Ilfracombe 1891. Alice Annie married George Clabrough 1918, moved to Australia. Richard was a Sgt Mj Royal Horse Artillery. Regards Julie
Newcombe
This family seems to be heavily envolved with the church. One member was the Precenter of Exeter & Canon of Salisbury. Connected names are FESTING, SPENCE, COMYNS, JONES, REYNOLDS
red mail Contacts Please
I am trying to make contact with any Trivett's or their desendants in Exeter in order to trace uncles, aunts and cousins. One relation was Arthur Trivett who was a tropical fish breeder in 1970. Many thanks.
red mail Jones
Researching Ann Jones born Exeter approx 1820, Daughter Caroline Elizabeth Norsworthy Jones born 1844 cannot find registered on GRO. Caroline married Robert Carthew in Exeter 1868. Anns maiden name may have been Taylor
red mail Knight Family In Exeter And Topsham
Richard Knight b1690 married1716 Mary Edwardb1690. Son Richard b1723 married1749 Sarah Hewett b1726. William Knight b1761 married1795 Thomasine Lewis b1757.Thomas Lewis Knight b1798 married 1823 Agnes Pedrickb 1805. Thomas Bryant Knight b1827 married1853in Bethnal Green London Frances Hatcliff b1833.
Saunders
I am looking for information about a Charles Saunders (born 1851 in Exeter), who married a Mary Ann Avery (born c1852 in Tedburn St Mary) in the March 1/4 of 1878. Charles was a Brass Finisher. In 1901 the family lived in Battersea, London and their children are listed in the census as:- Elizabeth Nettie - age 26 Kate Emily - age 23 Nellie Susan - age 22 Jessie Rhoda - age 21 Rosalinda M - age 16 Frederick Percival - 11 The father of CHARLES SAUNDERS was WILLIAM SAUNDERS, born c1811/14 in Moretonhampstead, Devon, his occupation was a Cabinet Maker. Father of WILLIAM SAUNDERS was EDWARD SAUNDERS born c1775 in Moretonhampstead, Devon, his occupation was a Coal Dealer. Father of EDWARD may also have been called EDWARD SAUNDERS. I have no further information except for a possible link with the SAUNDERS of North Bovey, Devon. Link not proven. Thank for any help.
red mail Frederick Rosevear(e) And Gertrude Rendle
Can anyone tell me about the descendants of Frederick John ROSEVEAR(E) born Bideford abt 1883 died Exeter apparently 1983. Married Gertrude RENDLE. Had son Gordon 1912. Would love to find their descendants. Frederick is wrongly recorded as FrederickRoserean in 1901 census and was a "mineral water clerk" at the time. I am descended from his younger brother Lyon.
red mail Information
any information on the spike family newcomb street heavitree
red mail Lowry-/-rogers Family Tree.
BROOKING--South Brent. BURGE--Littleham St Thomas,(born Taunton,Som) ELLIS--Ugborough,Ivybridge,Exeter. FOYLE--Exeter HELE--South Brent,Ugborough. LEY--Exeter. PENNY--South Brent,Ugborough,Ivybridge,Rattery.
red mail Descendants Of John And Lucy Rosevear(e) Or Frederick John Rosevear(e)
I am looking to find the family of John and Lucy Rosevear(e). John was born St Austell Cornwall abt 1843. Was a hotel porter in Exeter Devon in 1881 and still had this job in 1908. Married Lucy Craig of Frithelstock near Great Torrington, North Devon(b abt 1843). Surviving children in 1881 are Georgina-Elizabeth (b Bideford 1869), Helen or Ellen (b Exeter 1875) and Bessie (b Exeter 1880). Later they had Frederick John(b Bideford? 1883 d 1983) and Lyon (b Exeter 1887 d Clyst Honiton 1971). Anyinformation on these people would be gratefully received. Lyon was my great grandfather.
Shoplands In Exeter
Any information on ANY SHOPLAND in EXETER or surrounding area would be appreciated.
Ferguson
william ferguson's children born at exeter eliza and maria ferguson approx 1830 to 1845.
red mail Lambert And Chown
Samuel LAMBERT married Harriet CHOWN abt 1810. Children born Exeter 1811-1825. Unable to locate marriage or birth of Samuel. Harriet born Devon.
red mail Symon(d)s
Sidney Tom Symonds was born in Exeter in 1861, parents believed to be George Symons and Mary Symons nee Payne (born Porlock, Somerset). George's occupation was stated on b. cert. to be "formerly Naval engineer". No trace of George's marriagecert or his whereabouts until 1878 when Mary re-married stating that she was then a widow. No trace of George's death. Any help gratefully received. Spelling for Mary and son Sidney in C1881 = Symonds but on b. cert 1861 was Symons.
Woodhouse
Looking for relatives,decendants of Phoebe Louisa Woodhouse * Emily Louisa Woodhouse. Phoebe* married John (jack) Foster Aug 1922 Exeter Devon. One son Stanley Arthur Foster.
red mail Napiers Of Exeter
I am looking for any information about a family of Napiers who settled in Exeter at the beginning of the 16th century.


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