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Dittisham Devon
DITTISHAM. The lovely banks of the Dart are an enchanting picture as we come down the hill, with Greenway House across the river, the favourite home of the Gilberts, where Sir Walter Raleigh would stay as a boy... more
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Looking for 17th century records for these Dittisham families. Ceel(e)y & Sill(e)y are the same name - and there are other variations. Thomas SILLY married Jane OLDREW at Dittisham 20 AUG 1721, so they would probably have been born around 1693-1700. They lived on the opposite sid e of the Dart at Greenaway but were buried back in Dittisham churchyard. Does anyone have any records going further back, perhaps of adjoining parishes?
Posted: 2020, Member logged in: 2021
George Gillard/Jillard Cranford
George Jillard or Gillard Cranford was the son of Robert Cranford and Elizabeth (nee Jillard or Gillard). He was baptised in Dittisham on 15th June 1775. He had brothers John Turner Cranford and Loud Cranford and sisters Esther and Elizabeth - all baptised in Dittisham. The family started businesses in Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. George was apprenticed to Mr King, a stationer, of Dartmouth when he was 14. He married Mary Ann Giles in Exeter in 1810 (she may have been his second wife) and they had 4 children there. George was in prison for debt in 1811. The entry in the London Gazette says he was formerly a stationer in Teignmouth but lately a schoolmaster in Kingsbridge. Any information on George or his family would be very welcome.
Posted: 2014, Member logged in: 2021
red mail Jarwood
Andrew James 1892, Francis Richard F 1893, Fanny 1894, Gladys Louise 1899 - children of Richard Ferris (Jerwood) and Fanny (nee Adams) born in Dittisham. Further children Laura Agnes, Lillian Faith, William Henry, Edward Charles, Reginald Soper and Gertrude Kathleen born at Devonport. Richard Ferris Jerwood was a blacksmith. Laura Agnes maternal great grandmother moved to Mackay Australia when married William Harvey Adams 1918. Laura did not keep contact with family in England.
red mail Finch
Looking for ancesters of James Finch and Grace Elliott, married at Dittisham on 31 July 1781.
red mail Roope Family
I am researching members of the Roope family, descending from Roope Harris Roope.
red mail andrews family history
My, William Andrews was born in Dittisham and married Charlotte Phillips from Cornwall 1861. He was a master rigger and served on H.M.S. Impregnable. During his later life he lived in Liverpool. I would love to hear any info. that anyone may have on him. Jill
red mail Watson
Interested in descendants of John Watson m Mary Gidley July 1824 Blackawton Dev, cordwainer Dittisham in 1851
red mail Dittisham
Researching the Elliots and Hingston families pre 1920 any info would be helpful
red mail Trant
Looking for any information regarding Trants in this area. We have a GGG Grandparent, James Trant, given a Bible signed by Baldwin Bastard of Buckland Court 1849, which would place the family in this area or nearby. He had a son called Henry, maybe Harry. Any help appreciated.
red mail Phoebe Coombs (nee Passmore) and Christopher Coombs
The above were my great great Grandparents. Edith Coombs (nee Farr) and William Coombs were my Great Grandparents. They all lived in Dittisham at some time and I know my Great Grandparents were married in Dittisham. My Gran, Doris Nicholson (nee Coombs) also lived in Dittisham. She tells me that my Great Gran's Sister, Flo was married to William Hart. I am trying to find out more about Phoebe Passmore and Christopher Coombs.

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