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Ilfracombe Devon
All the holiday makers know ILFRACOMBE, by name and fame. It is one of Devon's popular towns, an impressive piece of our Atlantic coast, a place ancient and modem, with a natural harbour as old as the hills, a ... more
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red mail Edwards
William Yeo Edwards born in Ilfracombe c1807/8 went to work in shipping in Cardiff and buried at Cathays Cemetery,Cardiff around 1880 -looking for more information about his father John's family .
red mail John EDWARDS and Susannah YEO
John EDWARDS (b 1769 Northam) marries Susannah YEO (b. 1771) on Christmas day in Ilfracombe in 1794. John Edwards was master of a packet ship called the Jane for about twenty years from 1812-1822. (Susannah YEO's parents were William YEO and Susannah COATES who were also from Ilfracombe.) Their children were Susannah, William Yeo 1, John, Mary Ann, William Yeo 2 and Susannah Jane. Susannah and William Yeo 1 die as children. John marries Marianne SAUNDERS of Chittlehampton, and they settle in Barnstaple, then Bristol. Mary Ann marries David BANKS (mariner) and moves to Charleston, Cornwall; William Yeo (also a mariner) marries Maria GILBERT, then Clementia BARKER. He is the master of the Countess Fortescue, The Gem and The Artistic through various times in his life. He moved to Barnstaple and then Cardiff here he had a shipping and brokerage business. He dies in Cardiff in 1888. Susannah Jane remains single and lives in Ilfracombe, then Berrynarbour where she dies in 1876. The family plot is in Trinity Parish church in Ilfracombe. I would like to talk to anyone researching this family.
red mail Richard Jones Family
I am looking for my great great grandfather's family in Ilfracombe . Richard was born there in abt. 1820 and married Ann Tucker and came to Ontario, Canada about 1850. He had a son named William who married Sara Ann Noble and their son was my grandfather Richard Sydney Jones born 1874.
red mail frank bailey passmore
I am looking for information about my g.g.Grandfather Frank Bailey Passmore born 1844 Ilfracomb
red mail Chapple family, Ilfracombe
Looking for info on the family of Lucy Chapple,(married name)b.1855 don't know her maiden name and on 1911 census her husband must be dead or gone. Her children are Samuel,Lucy and frederick. At that time they are living at 6 Belvedere, Flat 6, Ilfracombe. The name of her husband would be a great help or a clue to her maiden name.
red mail Sarah Vowles
Searching for grtgrandmother SARAH VOWLES bn ILFRACOMBE 1854 married JOHN MARSH bn 1858. Living in Clapton in Gordano at time of marriage in Sept 1879. Hitting a brick wall.
red mail Phillips, Phillip Benjamin
Trying to trace the birth and parents of P B Phillips veterinary surgeon born about 1840 in London, Vet in Market Drayton Salop, then Sale Cheshire died of Smallpox in London in 1877. Had two children Charles Henry Felix Philips born 1872 and Amy Elizabeth Phillips then Chilton.
red mail Leonard Stanley Chapple
The above was my father in law,commonly known as Stan, married to Evaline Chapple(Eve). I have no knowledge of his ancestry and would appreciate any information. eg Mothers name or fathers name.
red mail fry blackmore
I am interested in any information about the Marriages between the Fry's and Blackmore's in the north Devon area. We know that Wesleyan's kept the brides surname in front of the grooms after marriage and then used it as a given name in later generations. Does anyone know of a way to put this into the seach engines? Score cemetery has anumber of headstones FRY BARNS;BARNS FRY; BLACKMORE FRY; FRY BLACKMORE; . there is an oral (unsubstantiated)claim that the there is a distant conection to R.D.Blackmore. Fanciful banter or is there something in it?
red mail LANGDON
seeking information on WILLIAM LANGDON. born Ilfracombe about 1819. father also called William. he was believed to be in the royal navy (coastguard). married to Fanny Nelder, Plymouth 1841
red mail Robert Salmon
Have traced back to Robert Salmon who married Mary Sumers in Barnstaple on 3 January 1726. Their children: Honoria, Charles, James, Elizabeth, Robert, Mary and Honour, (and subsequent generations) were all baptised/resident in Ilfracombe. Would love to hear from anyone connected to this family. Many thanks.
red mail Bromham family
I have hit a wall with my 3rd great grandfather, John Bromham b. abt 1789 in Ilfracombe. He was a ship owner who moved to Plymouth by 1820. His children w/ wife Thomazine Peake were christened Independant, so his parents in Ilfracombe probably were too. Possible parents are William Bromham and Elenor Frazer? Any info on Bromhams in the area or the Independant Church in the mid-late 1700's greatly appreciated. Thanks!Shannon
Care (or Kear)
My Gt X 2 Grandmother was a Sarah Elizabeth Care who was born in Ilfracombe in 1826. I know very little of her early life. Her father was William Care and in 1848 he was a post boy. I don't know where he was born. I think his wife might have been Mary and they might have had a son called William who married an Eliza. If anyone can shed any light on them I would love to hear from you.
red mail Draper
I am looking for any decendants of Joseph Gibson Draper, or his sister Dora, children of Joseph and Margaret Draper.He was born in June 1900 in Newton Abbott. In 1926 he married Lilian Goodwin in Streatham, London. They moved to Australia where they had one or two children. Lilian died in childbirth. I am trying to find their daughter Margaret or any other relatives. Do not know if she returned to the UK after her mother died.
PAY family / Ilfracombe / Plymouth
Would be pleased to hear from anyone connected with Henry Thomas PAY (born Torquay 1865) who lived in Ilfracombe around 1891 and later in Plymouth. I come from the same line as he does. Wife's name was Mary Ann (Shapland). I know of one daughter, Lilian Gertude Pay, born about 1898, probably in Ilfracombe, although would have been in Plymouth by 1901. Anyone else researching this family?
red mail Rudd / Rodd in Ilfracombe
Searching for information on family of William Rudd / Rodd, born c1778 in Ilfracombe, daughter Mary m. Charles Rowe of Burrington. Other daughters: Betsey, Alice, Eliza, Rebecca, Ann.
John Norman of Ilfracombe Devon, born abt 1855, married Emily Davey in 1885.Had 7 children, my grandmother Emily Jane being one of them. Has anyone knowledge of the family, relatives still living there. The information I have of them is very sketchy and inconclusive. Many thanks in advance!
red mail Jones Family
I don't have much info. except that according to the 1871 UK Census, there is a George Jones born 1824 in Ilfracombe. This would be my ggg grandfather. I can't find him before or after 1871. If anyone has any connection please let me know. Thank you very much.
red mail Searching for Chapple and Norton families
Attempting to locate information on my paternal grandparents. My grandfather's name was Stanley Gordon CHAPPLE. He married Mary Irene Norton who was born 8 June 1918 . Mary's mother's maiden name was Winnall. Mary Irene Chapple (Nee Norton) and her husband Stanley Gordon Chapple had a son John Gordon Chapple born Ilfracombe August 1940. Mary Irene remarried in Bilston Stafford in 1946 she then immigrated to Australia in 1952 with her second husband Leslie Salter Hill and son John Gordon Hill (formerly Chapple).
red mail INformation for Vye or Parminter
Looking for information of the families of Mary VYE who married Richard PARMINTER in Ilfracombe on May 2nd 1783. Could be a connection to LANGLEY/LANGLEIGH
red mail descendants of Dyer family
I would love to hear from anyone researching this family. My Great Grandfather was Philip Dyer from Ilfracombe. His sons were Arthur and Wallace born in Exeter in the mid 19th century. Their mother was Harriet, maiden name unknown
red mail Cutcliffe
Looking for links to the Cutcliffes of N.Devon
Pine, German, Parker, Tucker, Stephens, Hallet Families Ilfracombe
I am researching my direct line (PINE) all from ilfracombe. I am also very interested to hear from any German, Stephens, Parker, Hallet families who are still in Ilfracombe and who have a long history in the area ...we may be related.
White Family
Looking for any ancestors of family of John WHITE born Dulverton, Somerset c1794 and Betsey WHITE (nee DENNIS) born Marwood, Devonshire in c1803. Their children, Matilda c1836, Elizabeth c1839 and James c1844 were all born in Ifracombe, while Maria b1827 was born in Combmartin, Devon. Maria married William LOCKE 1850 in Swansea, Wales. All emigrated to Australia, Maria & William in 1856 and the others in 1853.
red mail Morgan-russell Ilfracombe
im trying to find any one who has relations who were called champion there was doris champion billy(william)champion jimmy (james) champion. billy was sent to australia
red mail Hancock Family , ilfracombe
I am compiling a history of my Hancock family from Ilfracombe and would welcome information on both the family and any "local" history.
Looking for any descendants or ancestors of John and Sara Ann nee Smith. Their eldest son, William John, was born in Hele, Ilfracombe in 1868.

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