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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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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.
red mail kiff
looking for the family of Elizabeth Kiff born about 1890 around Barnstaple Devon. She married Robert Williams in 1912.
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
red mail John EDWARDS and Marianne SAUNDERS
John EDWARDS was born in Ilfracombe in 1800 (parents John EDWARDS and Susannah YEO). He marries Marianne SAUNDERS in Warkleigh in 1820. They live in Holland House on Holland Street, Barnstaple until about 1852, when they move to Bristol. Their children are Susannah, William Henry, John, David Banks, Mary Ann Saunders, Emily, Edwin, Charles and William Henry. Susannah marries William TURNER of Barnstaple, son of Josiah Turner, a brush and saddler. John Edwards is a mariner and captains "Lady of the Lake" from Bristol to Charente in 1834 and with that trip begins a wine shipping business, later to be known as Turner, Edwards and Co, when son-in-law William Turner joins the company. The company lasted for over 150 years. Many of the sons were also mariners. Looking for anyone who is researching this family.
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.
red mail Delva Ida Frederika CUMMINGS
My mother Delva Cummings lived in Barnstaple and Knowle during WW2 in 1940-41. Does anybody remember a lady by this name or have any information about her?
red mail Smale family in and around Barnstaple.
I am looking for any information on the Smale family in and around the Barnstaple area of Devon. I am a little stuck on finding the parents of George Smale born abt 1833 in Bideford Devon and died Dec 1898. He was married to Eliza Young born abt 1838 in Wear Gifford Devon and died March 1874. The only information I know about George's parents was that his mother was maybe named Ruth Smale (her surname was also Smale before her and George married). George was my 2nd great grandfather. Also if anyone has any other information on the Smale family fron this area which they think might help me I would be very greatfull.
red mail Martin family
Robert Fitz Martin 1080 - 1159, died Barnstaple Devon, married Alice De Nonant 1119, age 39. Had 1 child William FitzRobert FitzMartin 1145 - 1209 Trying to find my relatives Martin family, later from Illogan Cornwall. Thank you Jan
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.
red mail Chantrel
Seeking information on the Chantrel family of Marwood. John Chantrel married Elizabeth Dyer at Barnstaple in 1712 and they had the following: George 1714, Anne 1716, Charles 1718, John 1719, William 1720, John 1723, Mary 1725 and Joan 1730. Possibly of French origen.
red mail Delatour
Seeking information about the Delatours, a Huguenot family who came to Barnstaple in the 1680s. John Delatour married Anne Chantrel at Barnstaple in 1741. Did they have a daughter Elizabeth?
red mail John Thorogood from Ireland
John Thorogood was born in Ireland in approximately 1801 and he married Martha,(surname unknown)who is believed to have been born in approximately 1816 at Aldgate, Middx, England. John Thorogood and his wife had at least two daughters. Clara Thorogood born at Bideford Devon in approximately 1853 and Hannah Thorogood born approximately 1856 at Barnstaple in Devon. Hannah Thorogood married Ernest Hammond in approximately 1889. Any information about these families or their descendants would be very much appreciated.
red mail charlotte Brooks and francis Squire.
hello, wonder if you can help. mt gt gt grandparents were married in barntaple april 3rd 1854 at the parish church. he was Francis Squire born st giles in the wood circa 1832,she was Charlotte Brooks born circa 1825 at Combe martin. Hope to connect with a diatant relative.
I am looking for Robert Hartnoll born Morthoe, Devon in 1822-23 and enlisted with the Royal Artillery in 1842. He has listed his daughters Mary (Huxtable)born 1859 and Elizabeth (Reed)born 1863 as being born in Dublin and Donegal Ireland. He was discharged from the army in Dublin in 1863 and the 1871 English Census states he and his girls were in Barnstaple, Devon. I do not know who he married or whether she died in Ireland before their return to Devon or whether she died in Devon. I believe Robert remarried in approx 1876 to Harriet Mayne. If anyone can help me especially the Irish connection as I have reached a dead end.
Ernest Butler
Any info on Ernest Butler, born in Barnstaple 1889 and his wife Elsie much appreciated.
Searching for a birth record of Caroline Butters. Hold a photo showing "Grandma Caroline Butters born Barnstaple, Devon". Date would be between 1797-1810. Other siblings were born in Weybridge, Surrey and Okehampton, Devon.
red mail Annie Sylvester born 1872 (Barnstaple)
Annie was my great grandmother, she gave birth to my grandfather Frederick George Sylvester in the Union Workhouse Barnstaple on 1/5/1897. No fathers name was given! Her father was George Sylvester. She was a domestic servant previous to her pregnancy at Braunton. She later married in 1907 a John Huxtable, and in 1927 a Henry Burgess. Any information about Annie would be appreciated. Of course what I would like to know, is where she was employed prior to her pregnancy.
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.
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.
red mail William Richards born 1844 Devonshire
Hello all My Gt Grandfather 'Coach Painter' filed his birthplace (in 1911 census) as Devonshire, oddly his birthplace in previous census records back to 1881 is given as Hoxton, Islington, London, given that the 1911 census was completed by head of household I have to assume Devonshire is correct, he married one Sarah Vey in Oct 1871 Kensington London, in this he gave his age as 22 (birth 1849 ish), he gives his father's name as George (deceased) a 'Copper Plate Painter' one of the possible William Richards (in 1871 census April) is a Drapers Assistant working in North London, birth place Barnstaple. any help on this would be much appreciated, I do not know if he had any siblings or what his mother's name was, just hoping someone else has some info that ties in. Many thanks
Seeking information on family/sibs/descendants of Charles Thomas Hurrell b 1863ish Barnstaple Devon according to his death certificate. Known as Tom/Thomas Hurrell. Familysearch gives date of 1863 birthplace Plymouth Devon to Edward Hurrell and Jane Blucker, but i have been unable confirm this or find anything else about him or them. He emigrated to Australia in about 1879 at age of c16. Would appreciate any help with finding his family/descendants.
red mail Irwin/Irvine Family Barnstaple
Mary Agnes or Agnes Mary Irwin or Irvine b abt 1851 in Barnstaple Her parents were John and Anne left UK abt age 16. Agnes immigrated to New Zealand abt 1867.Married Thomas Tiller at Charleston New Zealand in Jan 1870.We believe her brother visited New Zealand prior to WW2.I would like to locate members of Agnes,s family.Agnes was my G Grandmother.Any information would be appreciated.
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.
red mail Harris family Barnstaple in 1820's
I found a grave marker for my ggggrandfather that said he was from Barnstaple. I'm looking for any information on Harris family from the area. He was John William Harris born Apr 29 1826, Anglican. Although that is the date on his death certificate, I'm not 100% sure it is correct. He migrated about 1841 to Canada and was a printer. I'm sure he would have apprenticed in the area. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Looking for info on John and his family.
red mail Frederick Instan
I'm trying to locate any information concering Frederick Instan. He was born in Barnstaple Devon about 1828 to Charles and Sarah Instan. The family may not have lived there for long. In 1851 they are living in Birmingham. Frederick was a merchant. His father Charles was a Collector of Inland Revenue. I believe that Frederick is the father of my great grandmother although he never married her mother Sarah Skinner. Any information will be appreciated
Cares or Cures
I would love to hear from anyone who has any knowledge of the Cure/Care families living in Barnstaple or the nearby area during the 18th and 19th centuries as I think my Great x 3 Grandfather may have been born in the area (c. 1800) or at least have connections there
red mail John Moore Osborne
John Moore Osborne is my gg/father born 1859 some info says in pilton and others say barnstaple Devon? can anyone assist me with finding his parents or siblings? cheers Pete
red mail Turner, Harriett
Harriett Turner married William Delve on 8th April 1854 at the Methodist Chapel, Barnstaple. She was stated as 21 years old, her father was Henry Turner who was a brush maker. Does anyone out there have any idea of her birth date and place? She does not appear on the 1841 census.
red mail george e vickery, 96 high st, barnstaple
Looking for John Ritchie who boarded at George Vickery's house. John Ritchie married Elizabeth Ellen Williams (b1878 Newton Abbot, Devon) 21 Dec 1912 St Paul's Church, Wolborough Parish, Newton Abbot. At time of marriage he was living at 64 Torquay Road, Newton Abbot. His father John Ritchie deceased. 1911 census shows a John Ritchie, single 45yrs, telephone canvasser - a Boarder in Barnstaple, house of George E Vickery, address 96 High Street, Barnstaple; born Abberdeen Scotland. He may well have lied about his age on marriage cert which was given as 40 in 1912 which means he could have been born in 1872
red mail John WILLIAMS (c1806-1876)
"...the late Mr John WILLIAMS was an English brewer carrying on at Barnstaple, Devon..." according to info I have come across in South Australia. This must have been between about 1830 and the late 1840s, after which he and his family migrated to South Australia, where he died. Any information regarding this fellow's origins and length of residence etc in Barnstaple would be wonderful. He seems to have married Elizabeth YEO in Exeter in 1833, had a son William Henry, and several daughters - Emma, Elizabeth, Sarah Jane.
red mail Hooper family in Barnstaple.
I'm seeking any information about descendants or relatives of Thomas Hoooper(b.1797) or Charles Hooper(b.1834), some time resident at 25 Vicarage Street and later at 19 Higher Maudlin Street; they were my great great grandfather and great grandfather respectively.
red mail Henry Gaydon (born 1798)
I am trying to find any information about the family of Henry Gaydon, christened in Swimbridge in 1798. He married Grace Yeo, also of Swimbridge, and they had 10 children. For at least part of their married life they lived in Newport Road. I have found that 4 of his children came to Australia including my great grandfather, Alexander. Henry was one of five children of Alexander Gaydon and Mary Stribling. It would be wonderful to know what happened to those who remained in England.
red mail Charles Churchill (1820/1 - 1853)
I am trying to locate details on Charles Churchill and his family. Information I have to date: Charles Churchill was born in Barnstaple, Devon in 1820 or 1821. I have no proven details on his parents or siblings. However, I have found an entry in the International Genealogical Index (IGI) Batch No: C098971, Source Call No: 0590686 (RG4 4953)- which records a birth event for a Charles Churchill on 15 October 1821, Ebenezer Chapel Vicarage Lane-Baptist, Barnstaple, Devon, England. The parents are listed as father -Philip Churchill and mother as Joanna (Anna). A sibling Thirza Churchill born 28 September 1823, same address, is also listed. It is possible that Charles' parents could have been Isaac Churchill and Elizabeth Welshford who were married on 30 December 1792 in Barnstaple, Devon, England. Charle's early trade was a tailor Enlisted in London as a private with HM56th Regiment on 16 April 1838 at the age of 18 years. His regimental number was 1500. He served with his regiment in England, Ireland, Gibraltar and Bermuda over the period from 1838 to 1853. He died in Bermuda on 14 September 1853, (it is assumed from yellow fever). He left a widow, Margaret and three children, Mary, William and Theresa - all who returned to England in December 1853 and subsequently emigrated to Melbourne, Austrlaia, arriving on the "Indian Queen" ex Liverpool, England in February 1855. Charles Churchill married Margaret Murphy (an Irish lady) in St Brendan's Roman Catholic Church, parish of Birr, County Offaly, Ireland on 31 March 1843. Unfortunately, their wedding certificate does not show their parent's names or occupations. Their first child - Mary was born in County Cork, Ireland in 1843; the second child - William was born in Bury, England on 30 June 1846 and the third child - Theresa, it is assumed, was born in Bermuda in 1852 or 1853. Any information on the history of this particular Churchill family or living descendants would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Watsons Gardiners Crebers in Devon
Looking for any information about Watsons and Gardiner/Gardners and Crebers in Barnstaple, or other parts of Devon early 1800s and beforehand.
red mail Richards
I am Searching for the Richards family of Barnstaple and cornwall William Ernest married to Annie Lake and backwards please
red mail Post Office Service in Barnstaple 1911
Looking for John Ritchie shown in 1911 census boarding with George E Vickery (cabinet maker) & family at 96 High Street, Barnstaple. Born Abberdeon (sic), Scotland, 1866. Described as a Telephone Canvasser. Also in the house at the time was a daughter Elizabeth Vickery(19), part time Telephone Operator and son George Vickery (15), Messenger Boy, GPO. Does anyone have a connection with the Vickery family and/or knows of any Post Office Service records that that may give details of its employees?
red mail Barnstaple Union Workhouse - records
Can someone please direct me to the best UK source for info about Barnstaple Union Workhouse? are there records that still exist for this institution? The census for 1881 contains one Henry Pugsley who may be my 3ggfather. I am trying to verify with additional info. Any help greatly appreciated in Canada.
red mail Henry Lavercombe 1586
I believe I have an ancestor, Henry Lavercombe born in Barnstaple in 1586. I can find no reference to his parents or where they were from. I believe I have found traceable offspring from him to me born 1952 in Michigan USA. I would love to take his line back as far as I can. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Do not be confused there were several Henry Lavercombe in his offspring. He is my 15 X Grandfather.
red mail William Nott 1785, Devonshire of Sherwell
I am researching a William Nott, from the Barnsatple area I think. I was left as inheritence a ledger style book which my grandfather found on a building site some 20 years ago. It leonged to a man named William Nott and the date on the book is 1785, he calls himself William Nott, Devonshire of Sherwell and it appears that he ,may have been a teacher or student and later perhaps an accountant or business man of some sort. Does anyone have any information?
red mail Reynolds descendants
Trying to trace the descendants of James Reynolds and Martha Sanders. Mainly JOSIAH REYNOLDS and his wife MARY ROCKEY, who are shown living in Barnstaple on the 1901 census along with their chidren, MARY LOUISA and FRANCIS JAMES REYNOLDS. All help will be much appreciated
red mail North Country Inn
Looking for information about the North Country Inn, Branstaple during the C19th. My ancestors Alexander and Charlotte Booth are named, with many others, in papers regarding the Inn but I am unsure in what respect they are involved. If anyone has any information about how this Inn operated during the C19 I would be very interested. Thanks
red mail Booth
Looking for any information regarding Alexander Booth and wife Charlotte. Alexander born 1793 in Ottery. Son Charles b 1831 who married Caroline Geen in 1864.
red mail Robert Knill (19th c) and family
I am investigating the Knill family starting with Robert Knill, Barnstaple, 1820 (?) but I also have Knill family members going back to 1705 (not sure about location though). If anyone else is doing Knill research in this area I’d love to hear from you. Willing to share whatever info I have. Thanks.
red mail Saunders(Sanders) Thorne
William Saunders Thorne and his wife Elizabeth had a son William Saunders Thorne in 1841 in Barnstaple. He married Jane Jeffery in 1859. Any info on them would be great! Sue
red mail harris family
I amlooking for any information on the Harris families between 1800/1850.George or John who had a daughter Catherine Grace born about 1843 ,she would be my grt.grandmother.
red mail Lemon
Looking for information on the Lemon families of Barnstaple, any dates. Willing to exchange information.
red mail Caldwell
Ann Lydia Caldwell nee Kemp born Calcutta, lived at Ebberley Terrace,Barnstaple in 1851. Her husband Robert (a stockbroker)is not there.I would like to hear from anyone else researching the family.
red mail Hill
Does anyone have information on a Christopher Hill, his wife's name was Mary. They were both born in Barnstaple about 1804. Christopher and Mary had 3 children, William Henry, Ellen and Charles. Christopher worked as a lacemaker in Tiverton, Devon.
red mail BALLER
looking for any connections to a BENJAMIN BALLER and his wife maryann from Barnstaple Devon, this was my family, did they move to WORCESTER?
red mail Jeffery family
Looking for relatives of Herbert and Annie Jeffery they had three sons Leslie born 1921, Rodney and Cyril.
red mail Turner Beatrice
I am interested in finding anything out about this lady, my great grandmother who was living in amberleigh cottages, atherington, devon in and around 1913. I know nothing of her I would be very interested to hear any details someone may have.
red mail William and Beatrice Patt
Trying to find any details on this couple. They were my great grandparents and lived in Umberleigh Cottages, Atherington, Devon in and around 1913. All I know so far is that William was a farm labourer. If anyone has any details on amberleigh cottages or this couple please get in touch.
red mail Baller
I am intrested in finding out more about Benjamin Baller B 25th october 1775 m 8th feb 1813 to Elizabeth Campbell died 1848 father benjamin baller Mother Susanna Kingdon this is all the information i have
red mail George Lewsby Abbott Barnstaple 1851,1878 & 1884
Looking for info on George Lewsby Abbott(1825-1884) who is in High St, Barnstaple in 1851 then in Sheffield 1861 & 1871, Bishops Tawton in 1881 but has a daughter Margaret Lewesby Abbott born in Barnstaple in 1878 & he dies there in 1884.He may also have briefly been in South Australia. Thanks.
red mail Sim
I am researching the ancestry of Robert William Moyse Sim. Born Plymouth 1907.Lived and worked in Barnstaple. Buried at Landkey. Family history interest.Putting together family trees for my grandchildren.
Berry Family
I would like to make contact with any Berry who can trace their ancestry to one of the early branches of the Berry/Bury,Berrie family in Devon
red mail Sandle Family
Trying to complete family tree of Sandle family from London 1800s via Bristol to Barnstable.Matriarchs of Family Joseph & Naomi from Spitalfields, London. Cordwainers by profession.Elizabeth & John in Barnstable plus many children all help appreciated
red mail elizabeth fewings
I am trying to trace descendants of Elizabeth Fewings. I think she married Jesse Winters in 1865 in Barnstaple. then she moved to Cheltenham
I am looking for any information on the descendents of albert edward Nott(born c1870 barnstaple ) and susan huxtable they were married before 1896 and had 3 kids i know of albert edward nott, maggie nott, and sydney arthur nott, all born between 1896-1900 in barnstaple.
sir francis chichester
I am trying to obtain information about Sir Francis Chichester's time during WWII, life in New Zealand and his early childhood. Any information or contacts who knew Sir Francis personally to give an insight into the character of Sir Francis would be greatly appreciated. Any photographs, newspaper articles or items of Sir Francis Chichester would be appreciated I am currently writing a book about Sir Francis Chichester's life and draw a blank when it comes to his military time and childhood. I also have in my possession the original name banner, sailbag, life jacket, life buoy and water and food storage containers salvaged off Gipsy Moth V. I also have a series of photographs never before seen by the world of the grounding of Gipsy Moth V from when first alarm was raised to buring of final remains. I feel that your circle would have knowledge of someone who knew Sir Francis and would like your input into the book. I am also trying to locate information about his first son, George born in New Zealand. The children from Shirwell Primary, Devon, UK where Sir Francis went to school have just completed a project on him and I am hoping to have them send the projects to me to put in book. They sent me lovely photos. Cheers Mel
red mail Mary Ann Broom
Trying to find any relations of Mary Ann Broom lived on Alexandria road Barnstaple c1939 any info would be appreciated
John Norman
Believed to have been born in Barnstaple/Ilfracombe, married Emily Davey in 1885 at Woolfardisworthy, Devon. I am having alot of trouble finding anything on John. He may`ve been wounded in 1881 in a war being fought (poss Crimea?) They had several children, my paternal grandmother being one of them, Emily Jane. Any help gratefully appreciated as I am clutching at straws as information is very sketchy. Many thanks!
red mail trying to find
hi i am trying to locate ROB ANDREWS who lived in the barnstaple area in 1981 (in fort street i think) I think he also has a sister called SUE. he may still be in the area or have relatives there, can anyone help???
red mail Dyers of Barnstaple
William Dyer b1830 Beerynarbor Married Emma Rice Marshall b1831, Aug 10 1869.He was then a draper living in Quebec Canada. 3Daughters born there, Gertrude Nellie Florence. He died 1893 Aiken South Carolina USA.Emma +girls back in B'staple when Emma died 1895.
red mail Thomas Patt/Jane Newcombe Descendents
I have found that my gr. grandfather John Patt (son of Thomas & Jane Newcombe Patt) was born 1862 in Alverdiscott, Devon, UK. John Patt and his wife emigrated to New York in about 1891. I cannot find where John Patt married, whether it was in New York or in Devon, England. I have that John Patt married Emma Delve, daughter of George & Ann (Ridd) Delve of Barnstaple, Devon, UK. Is there anyone out there that can help me with this? Also, when they emigrated to the United States, Emma Delve, my gr grandma, left behind 2 small children to be raised by her parents, George & Ann Delve. The children were Emma (b. 1883) and William(b. 1888) Delve. I cried when I read this from the back of an old picture of my great grandma Emma. I had already found Emma and William Delve living with George and Ann Ridd in Barnstaple in the 1891 UK census with their mother, Emma Delve, when my uncle sent me the picture of my great grandma (Emma Delve) with the information on the children handwritten on the back of it. Is there any way to find if William and Emma Delve married and had children of their own? I would love to contact them. Any help with this would be SO appreciated! Thank you. Ruth, USA
red mail BIRD, BEER.
Interested in tracing decendants of WALTER KEENOR BIRD 1941 Kelly's directory. Bird, Wltr., shopkpr., 65, Victoria st., Born Chawleigh 1878 Descendants of Walter Keenor Bird 1 Walter Keenor Bird b: 12.May.1878 in Chawleigh Devon .. +Maud Ellen F Hancock b: 1879 in Devonport m: 1905 in Devonport Father: Mother: 2 Stella Maud Bird b: 1906 in Devonport .... +William Beer m: in Barnstaple, Father: Mother: .. 3 Yetta P Beer b: 1931 in Barnstaple, .. 3 Eska Beer .. 3 Walter Beer .. 3 Doris Beer 2 Walter Bird jnr. b: 1908 Walter jnr. believed to have joined Met. police.
Looking for Bushell or Davies family from this area.
red mail Gaydon
Iam looking from an Alexander Gaydon who had a son of the same name born in 1808 who later married a Ann Spriddle Glannville ive traced my tree this far back but iam stuck on dates for before 1808 if any one could help would br great
red mail fewings
Iam trying to trace Elizabeth fewing or fewins as she was my great grandmother. married Jesse winters. also I was told I have spanish ancestors from the armada. anyone with info?
red mail white family -1800's
very limited info unfortunately at present.have established that william white m harriet hill sometime prior to 1875 when their son robert richard white was born. in the 1891 census william and harriet are at 26 newland,barnstaple,devon,their children are given as william 14yrs dob approx 1878 samuel 9yrs dob approx 1882 charles 6yrs dob approx 1885 hannah 4yrs dob approx 1887 beatrice 2yrs dob approx 1889. their eldest son (that i know of) is robert richard white who was born 12/1/1875 and at the time of the census he was in the royal naval hospital, east stonehouse, devon. at the moment i know that robert richard white had 2 wives- he had 13 children with each wife-( have no details of either spouse at the moment)and the children that i have details of are as follows; percy/ albert/ ethel/ rose/ florence/ robert/ stanley/ william/ alice/ bruno/ hannah/ daisy/ doris elsie and harriet elizabeth who is my maternal grandmother. if anyone has any details on the above in their family tree(s) then any help would be appreciated. robert richard white was born in barnstaple-then moved to olveston, gloucestershire (i n the 1901 census) before moving on to hanham, south gloucestershire where he stayed for the remainder of his life. many thanks.
Daymans of Devon (Hartland area) ansd barnstaple area
any info on the dayman family from hartland area and barnstaple area.
Researching EMILY KIDWELL b. 1866 Barnstaple, dau. of William Kidwell & Elizabeth Pugsley. Married Wm James Brown in Queensland, Aust. in 1887. Any info on Pugsley family appreciated.
red mail AGNES SMITH, Barnstaple circa 1775
Seeking any info re AGNES SMITH bn Barnstaple circa 1775, married JOHN WAKEFIELD 1795 in Swansea, moved to Bristol circa 1825 and died Temple parish, Bristol 1853
Watson, Gardiner/Gardner of Barnstaple
Looking for any information about Watsons and Gardiner/Gardners in Barnstaple, Devon early 1800s and beforehand.
red mail Robbins, French
Looking for information on Lt. Charles Robbins born Barnstaple circa 1782 was lost at sea after leaving Australia in 1805. His mother is said to be a French (buried Tavistock) and father Robbins. Also any info on associated Robbins family. His aunt Grace French married a John Folland on 4-11-1854.
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.
red mail looking for relations
looking for relations of my father who was born in barnstaple 1900 moved to australia in 1918 his full name was arthur francis king
red mail Lane in Barnstaple
My paternal great-grandfather was Richard Lane b. 1849, married Eliza Catherine Perkins b. 1854. William Lane b. 1807 married Mary Allen b c. 1808. Contact me if you want to swap notes. Dave
red mail Kidwell Barnstaple
My great Grandmother Hannah Kidwell was born in Fremington near Barnstaple in 1843 her parents were William Kidwell and Mary Heard William was born in Tawstock around 1811 but who were his parents I would love to hear from anyone with knowledge of this family
Hammett in Devon
Any information on the genealogy of Patricia and Charlie/Paul Hammett? Related to Edna/Muriel Scott.
red mail Dyers in Devon
Would love to hear from anyone researching this name in the Devon area
red mail Daymonds of Barnstaple
looking for Daymonds, related to Eva Daymond born 1889
red mail Dennis family of Devon and Cornwall
Compiling an up,down and sideways record of the entire north devon and extended family of the DENNIS name. Marriage between the Dennis and Beard families of Marwood are at the centre.Connections are many including Bideford, High Bray, Braunton, Ashford, Barnstaple, Pilton, Parracombe, Ilfracombe, Berrynarbor. Glad to pass on anything I have to any proven or class 3 links. Glad to receive Too!!
Looking for anyone with links to this name in and around the Barnstaple area.
red mail Bushell / Cowell/ Youings
Looking for anyone with links to these names in the Barnstaple area
red mail Surnames
Hele,Illfracombe,Berrynabor,Barnstaple 1800 onwards
red mail Barnstaple Poor Law 1850
Barnstaple Union - White - 1850 - p 573 comprises 39 parishes. The Union Workhouse is a stone building, which was erected in 1837, at the cost of £4000, including £900 paid for the land, but it has since been enlarged at the additional costof £1500. It has room for 320 paupers, & had 220 in January 1850. The expenditure of the Union, in 1849, was £13,974. J S Clay Esq is the union clerk & supt.registrar; the Rev George Johnston is the chaplain; & Mr John & Mrs Marsh are master & matron of the Workhouse
red mail Blight
Charity Youlden & George Blight, The Golden Lion Tap 1836-1890

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