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Barnstaple Devon
Barnstaple has celebrated its millennium and claims to be the oldest town in England. Certainly it is very, very old, and crowded with memories and symbols of its past. Standing where the Yeo stream joins the R... more
 
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EASTAWAY family- Barnstaple,Devon.
I'm looking for the family of my 3x Great Grandmother,Sarah "Sally" EASTAWAY, born C1789 in Barnstaple,and died 1861 there also.She married Humphrey MILLS from South Molton,Devonshire, in 1812 in Barnstaple.They had 7 children, all born in Barnstaple-William, born 1813, Sarah,b.1816,John Scott b.1819,my 2x Great Grandfather George (1820-1858),John (1823-1895),Elizabeth (1826-1904) and Mary Jane b.1831. George MILLS emigrated to Melbourne,Victoria,Australia in 1858 on the ship the "Arabia,"with his wife Jane KING and 3 young daughters.Sadly,George only survived 3 months in the colony;his youngest daughter,Alice,3, died in December in the same year.His younger sister Elizabeth emigrated to Australia,married,had children and died at Mt.Hotham in Victoria. I would love to find out Sarah EASTAWAY'S parents and siblings in Barnstaple-any information would be welcome.
Posted: 2016, Member logged in: 2021
Ernest Butler
Any info on Ernest Butler, born in Barnstaple 1889 and his wife Elsie much appreciated.
Posted: 2011, Member logged in: 2021
red mail Boarding school HEANTON HILL and KESGRAVE HALL
Hi. I am looking for any boy that went to HEANTON HILL BOARDING SCHOOL in North Devon between 1978 and 1981. I would like to have a reunion with some of my old school friends.
Posted: 2019
red mail Holly Le Gros
My great great grandmother seems to have adopted the above when she was a baby. The baby is shown to have been born in 1888 in Barnstaple but no indication of who the parents were. My great grandmother, Louise Manning certainly had the child when she was 2/3 as it shows in the 1891 census. Later Holly is known as Olive Legros and then Holly Manning. She lived with Louise and my great grandmother Millicent Aurora in various places including Barnstaple, Bristol, Stroud and Chalford before, as an adult settling in Swindon where she died in 1961. She was married twice firstly to a guy named Rutter and then Bown. Any info would be much appreciated Tony
Posted: 2015, Member logged in: 2019
red mail VELLACOTT
Thank you to those who helped me with the DOIDGE connection, now I am hoping someone can help me further. William & Eleanor VELLACOTT had two sons, WILLIAM HUMPHRY (b 1843) and HUMPHERY (b 1845). Their children are all listed a being born BARNSTAPLE although other records show they were born in TAWSTOCK, a small village just outside Barnstaple in the 19th century. I am still trying to work out exactly who belongs where. Help please.
Posted: 2010, Member logged in: 2019
red mail Union Workhouse
My great x 2 grandfather, James Boaden, was an inmate of the workhouse from some time in the 1880s until he died there in 1906. The census of 1881 shows him in Princes Street, where he lived for most of his life. The entries in the 1891 and 1901 census data, cast doubt on it being him, because the surname is spelt incorrectly, ages are wrong, and he is described as a widower, which he was not. His wife Rebecca had joined four sons who had moved with the Lace Trade to Nottingham. His death certificate shows it was definitely him, seeming to confirm that the earlier census entries were simple mistakes. Any information about the workhouse in this period would be welcome.
Posted: 2010, Member logged in: 2019
red mail VELLACOTT/DOIDGE
William VELLACOTT b.1803, Barnstaple married Eleanor DOIDGE in Barnstaple in 1839, I think. William was a Draper in High St. Their children were William (my line), Humphrey, Mary & Jane. Information on the Velacott's is quite good but ANY information on ELEANOR DOIDGE would be appreciated.
Posted: 2010, Member logged in: 2019
red mail kiff
looking for the family of Elizabeth Kiff born about 1890 around Barnstaple Devon. She married Robert Williams in 1912.
Posted: 2018
red mail Curtis/Williams from Barnstaple
Seeking descendants of the following born or living in Bishps Tawton, Barnstaple 1881: Edith Kate Bevan Williams (b. 1876 d. 1916), married 1901 Sidney John Hill - two daughters, Gladys Muriel Caroline (1903-1976)and Winifred Grace May (1905-1988); Walter Richard Bevan Williams (b.1882), Violet Bevan Williams (b. 1883), married 1911 Frank Richard Russell (now known to have emigrated to New Zealand); Walter Malcolm Bevan Curtis Williams (b.1888), married 1916 Vera Hoyer, born 1888 Bahia, Brazil.
Posted: 2011, Member logged in: 2018
red mail John Williams family (c1806 - 29 June 1876)
The John WILLIAMS of at Barnstaple, Devon...came to South Australia in 1849. His occupation was a brewer and moved to the Angaston & nurioopta areas of South Australia, approx. 1859 from Adelaide. Thereafter, continuing his business as a brewer until his death 29 June 1876 at Nurioopta. His wife Elizabeth Williams surviving him until her death 30 October 1879 at Angas Park, South Australia. Children included Eliza married to Joseph Robinson (deceased 1/11/1867), Emma, married to John Moody died 21/6/1919 and Elizabeth, married to Ferdinand Julius Sobels died 4/8/1884. Note, there may be others children. Welcome any family history information on the family in Barnstaple, includinhg his wife Elizabeth YEO, married in Exeter in 1833 and other children.
Posted: 2011, Member logged in: 2018

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