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County town: Exeter
Other major towns: Plymouth, Torquay
Origins of Name: District of the Dumnonii, Anglo Saxon/ Brittonic
Population 1801: 340,308
Population 1961: 823,751
Acreage: 1,671, 613
Urban Land 1961: 9%
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Shopgate   (18955)
This surname has suddenly cropped up, and is believed to be a derivation of SHOPLAND. Any information about it, or knowledge of a person with the name, would be appreciated.
Skanes   (12357)
Looking for details about John Skanes who moved to Newfoundland somewhere around the early 1800's.Possibly to Bell Island,Conception Bay.
Holmes/snow/coates/richards/benham   (12245)
William Holmes and Sophia Snow married in the Parish of Mortehoe in May 1828. They lived in Mortehoe until about 1836 when thy moved to Georgeham where they farmed until the early 1850's when the family emigrated to Canada. Sophia's parents were William Snow and Julian Coates of Mortehoe and West Down. We believe that William Holmes' parents were Katherine Richards and William Holmes and that Katherine's parents were William Richards and Joanna Benham. Joanna was the daughter of Francis Benham and Ann Whitfield. Ann, the daughter of William Holmes and Sophia Snow married William Bray Scott of Tawstock in 1851 and then emigrated to Canada. The eldest son, William, married Mary Smith about 1851 but they did not emigrate until the early 1870's. Any further information on any of these people will be appreciated
Wood, Charles Henry   (11016)
Looking for any info on Charles Henry WOOD, b 1868 possibly Devon. Son of William Walter Wood. Husband of Mary Ann Lucy Wood Way b August 19, 1871, Otterton. Father of 13 surviving children. Possibly spent time on the training ship 'Clio'.
Young   (11011)
Looking for any info on Maria Young born circa 1843. Mother, Elizabeth born in Exeter. Father, James Young, a soldier who served in the Crimea. No further details available.

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