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We came here to where Axminster stands a thousand years after Athelstan, in the centenary year of the birth of the Victorian Era and the Millennium of the English Throne. It was the Coronation Year of George th... more
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Frank Restorick
I am trying to find information (particularly a photo) on Frank Restorick who was buried in Axminster Cemetery in May 1939. He played for Axminster and Monkton Wyld Cricket Club and was hon Secretary and Treasurer of Chard Rovers RFC in 1910
red mail Sarah Ann Rendell
Sarah was b 28.5.1862 at Northay Whitchurch d of John Thomas Rendell and Elizabeth (Darke). In 1881 census the family were living at Great Trill dairyhouse Axminster. I cannot find Sarah after this, can anyone help please?
red mail Gibbs Mary Ann / Daniel
Am trying to trace a Gibbs Family who lived in the area c1815 when Mary Ann was born. She moved to Southampton and married a James Bond. I'm trying to gain any info on her family but only have her birth and that her father was Daniel.
red mail Robert Sparks
William Sparks m.Jane Apsey(widow of Robert)at Alderney,CI,6/9/1851.William,Jane and family arrived in NZ 1864.My Gt.Grandfather was their youngest Son,Frederick William b.1861 at Alderney.
red mail Long
Anyone resaearching the LONG family from Axminster, Devon?. I am looking for Henry Long b c1811 in Axminster . By 1851 he was living in London . He married Charlotte Gibson from Norfolk in London in 1851 in Cripplegate, London.I do not know where he was in 1841. He was a carman in 1859 and later a greengrocer in Islington in 1861.
red mail Charles R BEVIS
Charles R BEVIS born 1921 in Axminster, UK; son of Charles BEVIS and Daisy (Newbury or Newberry nee Mayo) I have a photo of your parents and other family information. Anyone who knows Charles or is related to him please contact relatives in Australia.
red mail Gosling's
Searching for information on John and Catharine Gosling nee Pembroke.They are recorded in the 1841 and 1851 census and then seem to disappear. Also searching for their daughter Sarah Ann Gosling and her line. They had a son Tom Pembroke Gosling who ended up in Australia of whom I am descended.
red mail lillian chick box house axminster
lillian chick born in box house (workhouse) born april 19th 1915 does anyone know if there are any records of inmates. mothers name beatrice chick father unknown any info would be great thankyou
red mail gwyther/over
my father herbert Over had a cousin married to a grocer? living in Axminster they AD A DAUGHTER possibly her maiden name was Gywther any information would be helpful
red mail Walter George Amor born 1877
Walter George Amor was born 11 January 1877 and baptised in Axminster on 1 April that year, son of Joseph Richard Amor and his wife Caroline (nee Humphry); does anyone have any information on him after the 1901 census, when he was a shepherd aged 24, boarding in Buckland Weston, Dorset? He was in Curry Mallet in 1881 and in Combe St Nicholas in 1891.
red mail Pike, William, Mary, and John
Researching information on a William Pike who married a 'Mary' - possibly nee Patterson?, in or near Axminster approximately 1820s. They baptised a son, John in 1826 in Axminster. John was deported to Port Phillip, Australia in 1846 as a juvenile exile from Parkhurst Prison. A William Pike born circa 1802 in Devonshire was buried at Creswick Cemetery, Victoria Australia with first wife Mary nee Patterson. His parents were stated as being William Pike and Esther (nee Endicotte). According to Devon records, William and Esther Pike baptised a son William at Uplyme in 1814 (a year after they were married). I'm trying to confirm the real parents of John.. Any help appreciated
red mail Endicott/Enticott
I am researching the Endicott name in Axminster 1700's and earlier
red mail Chard Street, Axminster
1861 Census: I'm trying to identify the name of the school on Chard Street, Axminster Devon. I'm tracing an ancestor and have found someone who may be him noted on the 1861 census at that residence. If there are any school records in existence I amy be able to confirm identity.
red mail The Vivians
Hi I am looking for any information on Willaim Joseph Vivian born 1856 kilmington, he was my great great grandad and was the local auctioneer and vet surgeon in Axminster in 1881, apparently he died mysteroiusly and would like to know further info and what happened to his wife and kids after his death
red mail Backholer or derivations
Backholer,Baccaler,Backaller families from Axeminster area, Dorset pre 1750. Information sought on Family tree links. We have extensive family link back to John Backaller B: 1667 Yarcombe M:Allice Smyth 28th Feb 1730 Chardstock. We hold many smaller family group files of Backaller and derivations thereof pre 1700 that require links to our extensive Family Tree. Other spellings include :- Bacaller Bachlor Backeler Backoler Bacoler Bacallers Bacholer Backeller Bacoller Bacalles Backaler Backhold Blackalar Baccala Backholder Blackaller Baccaler Backaller Backholer Blackholer Baccaller Backcollar Backholler Blackler Baccalor Backler Blackoller Baccalour Bachallor
Lynch Terrace Axminster.
1 Lynch Terrace in Axminster. Would anyone know if this place still exist? Would appreciate any input.Thanks.
red mail James
Thomas James aged 50, 1841 census living with wife Mary and 3 children Ann & John aged 20 and Isaac aged 15, Isaac appears in 1851 census in Chelsea London he married a Harriet approx 1852-3 and Emma Chambers James one of their children married John Joseph Shepherd who's son Charles Samuel Shepherd m.Ellen Elizabeth Evans who were my maternal grandparents
Looking for any historical information on Oak House School, Axminster and my Great Uncle, Rev. Albert L. Panchaud, who was headmaster between 1912-1918.
Mary Jane Hurford
Looking for details of marriage of Mary Jane Hurford to Robert Boyland circa 1888,any information appreciated
red mail Hoare/?Denning
I am researching the Hoare family I have a James Hoare Married to a Sarah Lyme Regis or Axminster c1800. Children many including my gggrandfather Lawrence(second Lawrence) b 1808 Lyme Regis. Please help with any info on the family. Especially who was Sarah and where was James born and who were his parents Pauline
red mail Chick
Wm Chick (1721-1797) m. Mary Lucas both of Axminster had son, Thomas (1761-1797 m. Joan Newton-any info about these "chicks" would be greatly appreciated
red mail Dening, Denning or Dinning
I have recently found a marriage between one of my Hoskins ancestors (Caroline, from Chard) and a Henry Denning, in 1843. I am trying to find out whether there is any link between this Henry Denning and the family who were part of/ancestors of the well-known Dening's of Chard Agricultural Engineers. So far, I cannot find anything in records going back to the early 1800's but wonder whether there are any "common points" further back in time. My Henry Dening's origins seem a little vague; one census states his birthplace as Chard, while another says Marshwood, Dorset. His likely place of christening is Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset. There is a possibility that his parents were from Axminster. Their names are Henry (or Henery) Denning and (probably) Ann. Charles Dening (of the Dening Company) did have an ironmonger's branch in Charmouth (as well as Chard), which is not far from Whitchurch C, and Axminster is relatively close; so I am hopeful of a "join" somewhere further back in time. If anyone has researched any Denning/Dening/Dinning lines in these areas, I would be interested.
red mail Cross Crosse Matthews
Harriet Cross born 1807 mother Elizabeth. Married William Matthews born Hawkschurch, dorset Children born Axminster. Moved to Bridgwater Somerset. James is son i am interested in born 1836
red mail James Norman from Axminster
Am looking for possible marriage for James Norman in the 1840s. His daughter Mary Hannah Norman married Lewis Warren c 1881
red mail Charles and Priscilla Smith
Charles Smith b 1832 North Petherton, Somerset, married Priscilla Holman born c1838 Totnes, Devon, at Totnes in 1863. Charles was a china dealer at Honiton, but by 1871 the family were living at Axminster. The children were Elizabeth b c1863, Charles b c1866, William James b 1868, Sophia Holman b 1869, Alice Mary b 1876 and Thomas b c1879. Priscilla died at Axminster in 1903 and Charles in 1908. I have traced the family of Charles in North Petherton, but would like any information about his descendants please.
red mail Looking for Granddaughter
Laura mary Emm born 15th july 1989
red mail Forsey
Looking for ancestors of Annie M Forsey born 1865 in Axminster. Married George Charles Dare from Wooton Fitzpaine. Children Stephen 1886, Ethel 1887, Eva 1890, Hilda 1892, George 1894, Mary 1896, Frances 1898 and Ada. Any infor on the Forsey's or Dare's greatly received.
red mail Newberry
Frank Newberry born 1857 in Charmouth was the youngest of 4 children Ann Samuel and Elizabeth . Parents George and Mary Ann . The only census with Frank on is 1861 as 4 years and then never to be found again HELP! Where did he go? Samuel and Elizabeth came to Hull to settle
red mail Seward of Axminster
Looking for information regarding Reginald J Seward born around 1853 in Axminster and married Elizabeth. Children John 1880 Musbury, May (Mary) 1884 Musbury, Frank 1885, Tom 1886 (Blackdown) Clyde (Claude) 1888 Blackdown, Lisle 1894 Blackdown (died K i A at Gavrelle Windmill 28/04/1917 and remembered on the Arras Memorial) Millie 1900 Blackdown, Jack and Amy. Any information greatly recevied.
red mail Raison/Clark
Researching William Clark and his wife Anstice Silk. Married 1756 in Axminster. Their daughter Sarah married John Raison in 1805 in Axminster
red mail Somerville Sommerville
Still looking for William Vergo Somerville, birth in Devon, about 1832, Axminster according to his marriage certificate, in Australia. Parents: William Vergo Somerville and Mary Read / Reed. His father was a surveyor.
red mail Rockett
James Rockett Born 1839 in Halletts Lane, Axminster son of Robert Rockett and Ann Collier. Married Elizabeth White and came to Portsmouth. Had a daughter called Mary Jane Rockett born stoke St, Portsea, Portsmouth in 1867.
red mail Hoare /Bryant
I am searching for the descendants of James Hoare and Sarah Bryant who were Married abt 1800 in Axminster
Champ, Virgin, Grey, Stagg
Searching families from Axminster Devon back to 1700's. Champ family 1672 -1793 (Then Sarah Champ married Luke Stagg and stagg family lived in Weymouth into 1880's) Virgin/Champ Family to 1800
red mail Newbery /Newbury Samuel
Samuel was a Miller in this district of Hawkchurch, father of George born in Thorncombe in 1801 who married a Mary Ann Dirk in 1838 in Axminster Register Office.Mary Ann's father was a labourer Thomas Dark of Charmouth b 1800 in Charmouth, who married Mary Beal in 1816 Samuel had 2 other sons James married to Ann Hallett and William married Ann Taylor. Samuel is on the IGI of Hawkchurch b abt 1779 m Mary Collier 1804 but I cannot locate exact Births! Help if you can please!!
I am looking for any info on Caroline Goding who married Henry Taylor of Dorchester in the 1800s. She was my Gt Gt Grandmother. Thanks Sharon
red mail Alexander and Rachel Fry
Rachel's maiden name was Backaller - born 1815, Chardstock, Axminster, though on 1881 census it is Axmouth, when she was living with her daughter and son-in-law, a Bible Christian minister, in Kent. Rachel married Alexander Fry in 1837, in Axminster and they had five children, before Alexander died in 1847- also in Axminster. Rachel was a dressmaker, millener and had her own shop in Chardstock (Holy City?)when she was widowed (1861 census). Alexander Fry 1803 - 1847, Chardstock.
red mail Boon,Jefford
Any information on James Boon & Alice Jefford who lived in Axminster from 1870+ James owned a Wool Stapler & Mill and employed about 30 people. He had two families, one with Susan, and at the same time had a family with Alice Jefford who he later married after his first wife's death. I would love to know more about them.
red mail Bonds and Forwards of Axminster
Does anyone have any information on the Bond and Forward families of Axminster, Devon? William Bond born Axminster 1770 married Sarah ? and had Charles 1793, Jane 1801, Emma and Mary 1806 and Thomas who died young. William was a land agent for Sir and Lady Templar Pole. Jane married Charles Augustus Helm of Worcester. Mary married Rev. Charles Forward, son of Rev. Edward Cook Forward born 1782 in Axminster.
SEEKING Price George It is believed my George was born in Wales in 1811 and came to Australia. It is not known when George came to Australia. He was a carpenter by occupation. When he first came to Australia he worked as a coffin maker in the Victorian gold fields.
red mail whicker/hakes cottage
looking for information on whickers who lived just inside the south toll house with property at hakes and the musbury road thanks criss whicker
Late/Lait/Laite Family
Looking for info on a George Late who came from Axminster and left for Canada. He married a Mary Dewey in Trinity, Newfoundland on June 13,1801. They had the following children i am aware of: Mary, 1810; Sarah, 1813; Elizabeth, 1808; and George Jr, 1802. If you have any info on the Late family that George descends from, please email me.
Does anyone have any info on Caroline Taylor who married Henry Taylor of Dorchester, but who originated from Bruisyard, Suffolk. Henry was born in 1824, Caroline born in 1821, they had 1 son (that I know of) called Harry. Harry married my Gt.Grandmother Maude Allen. Any help much appreciated, thanks. Sharon
Cross Or Crosse
from c. 1700 - 1881, Joseph, Nicholas, Matthew, Job, George, William, John, Henry.
red mail Lumbert/lumbard
Does anyone have any info on Matthew LUMBARD/LUMBERT who married Elizabeth MOORREY/MOORRING in 1764? Thanks
red mail Axminster Poor Law Union
Axminster Union - White - 1850 - p 356/7 comprises 17 parishes. The total average annual expenditure of the 17 parishes for the support of their poor during the 3 years preceding the formation of the Union was £10,218; during the 3 years ending1840 £9058; & during the succeeding 3 years, £10,029. Their total expenditure for the year ended Lady Day, 1849, was £14,669, including £1297 paid to the county rates, £924 for salaries, & about £90 paid for registration & vaccination fees. The Workhouse, at Axminster, was built in 1836, at the cost of £7000, but it has since been altered & enlarged, at the cost of £2500. It has room for 450 paupers, but seldom has more than 300 inmates. 10surgeons are employed by the Union & the other principal officers are Charles Bond Esq, Union clerk & supt.registrar; Rev Z J Edwards, chaplain; William & Mrs Gomm, master & matron of the Workhouse.

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