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BRIXHAM should be known wherever an English hymn is sung, for in this quaint old harbour town snugly sheltered by the hills was written Abide with Me, its vicar's goodbye to the world. But it is known for three... more
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Nowell ascendants Brixham/Totnes Brixham, Devon.
Have been looking at the TUCKER family to help someone else; John Brinham Tucker B.1841, Brixham and his wife Sarah Ann Nowell, b1845 (est) in Totnes, Devon. Assuming Sarah named John Nowell, fisherman as her father at time of marriage in 1863. Have tracked Sarah as she appears in 1851 census, (Eliza Hoskins) & 1861 census (James Payne) both in Brixham, but nothing conclusive regarding her mother?? Contact welcome.
red mail BURGOYNE
Looking for info on John Popham Burgoyne, b. Mar 1840, Brixham, son of Samuel Matthews Burgoyne and Mary Binmore PITMAN. Also any information re WILLIAM BURGAN, b. 1655, England, spouse Anne CORNISH, b. 1655, England, would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Bulley family 1850
Looking for Isabella Bulley born 1851 and her whereabouts 9 years later. She was a servant in Wrexham in 1869.
red mail Tizard Research
Seeking information on the TIZARD surname,my gr-grfather John son of Philip and Eliza TIZARD was born in Brixham I believe in 1851.
red mail TW Hazlewood
T W Hazlewood was an Assistant Engineer, age 21, aboard SS Persia when she was torpedoed and sunk on 30th December 1915. He is believed to have been born in Brixham. He was one of the 37 London-based crew who survived. Almost 350 people perished. I am researching the SS Persia sinking and the people who were aboard. Any information welcomed.
Information on TRISTRAM/TRUSTRAM surname being WYATT/WYOTT Born around 1576 Brixham. His Birth, marriage and death dates are required. His son RICHARD born 1/10/1603 in Brixham. I am thinking Tristram may have been his mother's maiden name.???? Any help with my deceased relations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Hoping to hear from anyone researching the 'Elliott' family from Brixham 1700 - 1850.
red mail John Shelley and Richard Benton Shelley
Looking for details of John amd Mary Shelley and their son Richard Benton Shelley. Richard was born in Brixham in May 1817. Father and son were possibly fishermen. John was born in Powderham in 1774. Married Mary Hennesey In St Edmunds Church, Exeter, 1811. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Nowell family in Brixham
I began by tracing my mother's ancestors who lived in Brixham from 1580, I now have a tree which links all the Brixham Nowells with several annoying excecptions, I would love any input. I have problems with John born 1818, there are three of them, but John Nowell born Churston Ferrers, wives possibly Mary followed by Eliza Turner, children Florence ( Madeley), John Percy & Annie, John was a carpenter who worked in London in the mid 19th century and in 1891 lived in Paignton, who were his parents? . Any information about 20th century Nowells appreciatedy .Pam PS. Our branch of the family moved to Hull in the 1850s.
red mail Laywell Villa, Higher Brixham, Devon
I am seeking information about Laywell Villa, Brixham. My husband's 3 x great grandparents lived and worked there in 1871. It appears to be in either Summer Lane or Milton Street. I have visited Laywell House in Summer Lane which is now a Residential Home for the elderly. This is not Laywell Villa which appears on the census close to Laywell House. Any help will be greatly appreciated please. The ancestors who lived there were William Creese and his wife Rebecca nee Blackler and their daughter Susan.
Mary WAYMOTHE married Thomas WYATT
Seeking information about the family of Mary WAYMOTHE who married Thomas WYATT at Brixham in 1603/4. They had twin daughters named Anne and Richord,(bap. 1604) who married William CHAMPION.
William and Richord CHAMPION
Is anyone decended from William & Richord CHAMPION married at Brixham in 1630? They were parents of Eleanor who married Richard EAMES. Richord was definitely a girl's name, and she had a twin named Anne; they were daughters of Thomas and Mary WYATT.
Richard EAMES and Eleanor CHAMPION married 1654 at Brixham
Seeking information re Richard EAMES and Eleanor CHAMPION who married at Brixham in 1654, parents of Richard bap. 1660.
Richard and Mary EAM
Seeking information re marriage of Richard EAM(E), bap 1660 & Mary, parents of Elenore (1693), John (x 2), Elizabeth, George and Richard, all bap in Brixham St Mary's. Elenore EAME married John GIBENS/GIBBENS at Brixham, November 1717.
GIBENS John married Nov 1717 at Brixham
Seeking information re: John GIBENS/GIBBENS who married Elenore EAME at Brixham November 1717. Elenore had siblings John x 2 and Elizabeth, George and Richard all bap in Brixham St Mary's. Their parents were Richard & Mary EAM(E) married when??
PULSEVER Susanna married 25 Dec 1752 in Brixham
Seeking information re: Susannah PULSEVER who married William GIBBINS / GIBBONS (Bap Dec 1730 at Brixham.) William had sisters Agnes and Catherine who married Nicholas Nowell at Brixham 1748.
COKE William. born approx 1750 Brixham (?)
Seeking information re: William Coke married Susannah GIBBONS in Brixham St Mary's, March 1775. His daug. Susannah, (born 1781) married Edward Langman ROWSE in Sept 1800.
red mail Henry Bower
My grandfather Richard Bower was orphaned at the age of one as his father, a sailor, drowned in the Bay of Biscay. Around 1863/4. My grandfathers birth was registered in Le Havre as this was the first port of call after his birth at sea and registered as Bauer but we think this was because this was how Belgians spelt Bower. My grandfather became a well known merchant sea captain skippering voyages to the Belgian Congo etc He was mentioned in despatches and decorated by the French authorities after rescueing drowning French fishermen.I am searching his father Henry Bower thought to be a seaman in the Brixhan area. Henry married a Catherine Spies. Any help welcomed.
red mail John Scoble
I am looking for info on John Scoble (GGGrandfather) born abt 1840 Brixham Devon England married Sarah M both died in Victoria Australia had 16 children a son Thomas James Scoble married Emily Ann Bishop(GGrandparents) in abt 1876 had 13 children looking for relations would love some old photos
red mail John Snell of Brixham
I am interested in Snells in Brixham. I have other people's research that goes back to John Snell (b 1712) who married in 1738 to Elizabeth Hodge. They had a son Matthew Snell b 1742. Has anyone been able to trace them back at all? I am also interested in whether any of these Snells (who were fishermen, as you would expect in Brixham) went to Ringsend in Dublin. My Snells went to Ramsgate, then to Hull, then to Gorleston.
red mail Henry Tozer born Brixham 1890.
Henry Tozer married Grace Nowell 1821 Brixham Totness. They are my GGG Grandparents. They had five children Susan,Henry, William, Maria,Elizabeth and Samuel. The only recorded ancestry documents shown against Henrys death are Mariner "Lost at sea "Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia. No vessel is entered and no date of death given. I would assume, that when taking his childrens ages into account, his death would have after 1830. Appreciate an help in tracing vessel and date of death and contact with any excisting relatives. Thankyou
LANGDON James Henry. (Mariner)
James Henry Langdon was the father of Mary Elizabeth born 1883. He married Mary Jane Crocker who was born in Brixham, Devon in 1857. The marriage may have been registered in Liverpool. Any information gladly received.
NOWELL Nicholas, fisherman of BRIXHAM
Married Selina Rowse 1839. Was possibly previously married to Elizabeth Rowse 1832 (Weslyan Church.) Seeking to unravel the tangle - Nowell was a large family in Brixham at that time!! Any information gladly received.
HOOPER Mary Elizabeth (b.1884)
Married Albert George Hooper 1910. Both found in 1911 at New Road, Brixham, with widowed mother Mary Jane Langdon aged 53. I would like further information of Mary E's children, or anything found of her father, so I can confirm the identity of Mary Jane, who I think may have been the daug. of Samuel Crocker.
1891 census, living Mount Pleasant Road, aged 33 years, married but only with daug. Mary Elizabeth aged 7 on census night. The same on census night 1901. Now aged 43 with daug. aged 17. No husband home, (Wood View Terr.) or other children. By 1911 she is widowed and the head of the household in New Road, with daug now married to Albert George HOOPER. I suspect Mary Jane's maiden name may have been Crocker. Can anyone confirm or discard that please??
red mail Coyde
Looking for details about the Coydes of Brixham Harold Coyde 1906 and his wife Nellie any help would be useful and helpful.thanks for your time
red mail EVANS family in Brixham
Looking for descendants of Cecil Evans born Aston, Birmingham 1906 and died Torbay area 1991. Family history research.
red mail Brownstone House
Looking for information regarding the house in 1841.Is their any books or contact addresses. Any reference to Ann Prowse born 1823 and I belives she was deaf, She wasat this house in 1814
Thomas Sparkes / Sparks son of George & Jemima Sparks.
Seeking details of Thomas Sparkes (born 1837 - 1861)who had siblings: Edward George,William, John, Samuel, Jemima, Susan Eliizabeth Litton, Mary, Elizabeth Litten and Selina Rowse Sparkes.
red mail Brixham Moorman Family
searching for descendents and ancestors of Edward Moorman and Hannah Morley m. ca. 1743 and other towns in the environs
red mail Bank Street
I visited Brixham looking for Bank Street where my ancesters lived and worked in a Brewery, Bank Street no longer exits and I could not find any evidence of a Brewery can any one help.
South Devon to Massachusetts, USA 1880-1930
I'm investigating several families who emigrated from South Devon to Western Massachusetts (USA) from 1880-1930. Surnames of particular interest are Knowles, Cole, Elliott, Allery, Holden, but I am glad to hear from anyone who has connections in these areas around this time. Thanks!
red mail Nowell ascendants Brixham/Totnes
Can anyone help with the ancestors of Sarah Ann Nowell, b1845 (est) in Totnes, Devon. Her father was John Nowell, fisherman. She appears in 1851 census (Eliza Hoskins) & 1861 census (James Payne) both in Brixham, but never stayed with her own family. Other Nowells lived nearby in same street in Brixham. Sarah married John Brinham Tucker on 31/3/1863 at St Marys Brixham, and had 12 children. First of which was another John Brinham Tucker b 11/5/1866
red mail Sarah WILLIAMS
married a Charles HOCKINGS/HOCKING. possible connection with Brixham, Devon. They had some children, including my grandmother Elsie Alma HOCKINGS b Nov 1901. Elsie HOCKINGS married a William BULMER b Oct 1903. I think Elsie had a sister called Beaty (Beatrice ?) and married a chap with the surname of SOADY ? They possibly had a girl and boy - the girl was called Dot (Dorothy) with a connection to Swindon ?
red mail william adams
any one help any info born 1890ish brixham married kate love had one chiold cyril stanley i want to know anyone have any info on any other children as cyril was my grandad and i am stumped thanks rob
red mail adams
trying to find any info henry williams born 1861 married beatrice heard any one out there help
red mail soper
iam looking for information on ida soper ,edith soper,emily soper,george soper,gertrude soper all descendants of edward and elizabeth soper arond 1900.
red mail Brixham Tuckerman family
My ancestor was William Tuckerman b. 1809 to William & Susannah Tuckerman in Brixham. Susannah's maiden name was Wheaton Morrish. He was transported to Tasmania Australia in the 1830s for theft of clothing. He later came to Victoria. Would appreciate any info. on this family. Marlene
red mail tweenaway terrace
Tweenaway Terrace no longer exists. On the site of Tweenaway terrace stands Tweenaway Court.
red mail Thomas Pearce - Brixham
I am looking for my greatuncle who lived in Brixham in 1943 onwards, he was born in Newport, Mon South Wales, worked in Railways and went to Ceylon, was working there in 1936. He married Edith Marsh in Newport and had 2 daughters that I know about, Ada and Lil/Lilla/Lillian Pearce
BATTEN and ELLIOTT families in 1881 Brixham
(Update: many thanks to the Curious Fox member who sent census lookups for Angelina and Augusta, and others who have suggested possible census entries for Charles Elliott. I would still welcome contact from anyone who has connections with these families or who is working in these areas.) Looking for more information about Angelina Batten b 1851/2 who appears in the 1881 Census at 18 Burton Street in Brixham with her husband Thomas J. Batten b 1852/3 and their children, and visitors Charles Elliott (b 1857/8 in Devonport), his wife Augusta b. 1857/8, and their infant son Cecil. Both Angelina and Augusta were born in Slapton (near Kingsbridge in Devon). There are entries in FreeBMD for marriage registries for couples whose marriages seem to be consistent with these families, a Charles Edward G Elliott and Augusta Knowles reg in 2Q 1878, a Thomas Batten and Angelina Knowles reg in 3Q 1874. The Elliotts may be the family I am researching who appear in the 1910 US census residing in Holyoke (Hampden County) Massachusetts. I am trying to find the other evidence for the residence of the Elliotts in 1881, to confirm the relationship between Angelina and Augusta, and find their siblings and parents and other relatives. Does anyone recognize these families?
First of all, WENDY D.  please get in touch again (June 2016) ! I have an interesting link! Otherwise, still looking for baptism of Samuel Cornhill of Brixham. Age on census quite consistent, so born around 1806/7/8. He moved to Portsmouth where he lived until his wife (Mary Ellicott of East Ogwell) died in 1875. then he returned to Devon to live with his son Edwin Richard Cornhill. Please get in touch if you already have this family on your family tree.
red mail Florence Lang
My Grandmother was born in Brixham in 1884.She was the daughtter of William and Ann(nee Rennels) Lang. They were a large family the men been fishermen. The woman worked in sewing related occupations.
HELP, are there any researchers out there with the surname UPHAM in theyre family history.My gt grandfather x 3 was called James UPHAM,his Daughter Elizabeth b abt 1828 in Brixham was my gt Grandmother x2. She married a Thomas Penny in the Parish Church lower Brixham on May 14 1849. They later moved to Pembrokeshire and lived in Tenby, Thomas was a fisherman and I have managed to find them on the census from 1851 to 1901 ,but I would like to know more about Elizabeths parents. I feel sure there must be Uphams in the Brixham area somewhere ,and I would be so pleased to here from them.
Penny/ Upham
My Gt Gt Grandmother Elizabeth(Penny)Upham,b.abt1828 in Brixham .I would be very interested in any information I could find about her. Thank you.
I have a gt grandmother Isabella Jordan in Hull,they were a Brixham Family and were JORDAIN,Samuel-Isabella's father married Agnes Hooper in Brixham at All Saints Church on 14 March 1842.Some of the children were born in Brixham before they went to Hull along with other fishing families.
red mail Burnell, Cole
Looking for relatives of Alva Cole (b. early 20th century) who married a Burnell & is thought to have moved to the Brixham area
red mail Philpott - Jolan
I am trying to trace a Jolan Jane Phillpott, daughter of Peter and Patricia. She is now married I believe but I don't know her new surname.
red mail DYER
Searching for any information on William Ralph Dyer b 1906 Brixham. His parents were William Frank Dyer and Laura ?. Other children were Frank Dyer, Laura Dyer and Patricia Dyer.
I am looking for any information for Edward Knowles b 1854 Brixham. He married in 1879 Ann Maria Glanville b1856 Brixham. They had children Maria Knowles b 1880, Laura b 1881 and William b 1883. Edward was a fisherman and in 1881 was master of "Prince of Orange" in Cornwall.
i found this address in my grandads army papers garlic or gaelic rea. quarrystone cottage, brixham, south devon. my grandad was called GEORGE THORNE,and i am trying to trace the tree. if this rings any bells to anyone,i would love to hear from you. take care debbie
red mail hele,heal,heale.
looking for RICHARD born about 1812 in brixham,married mary taylor pengilly in ashurton 1836,
red mail Merchant -Brixham , Kingswear.
Looking for info on George Merchant b: 1818 Kingswear & wife Grace Merchant b:1822 Brixham. They had 11 children between 1844 & 1865 all born Brixham. Grace I believe was a Fowler before she married ,Henry Fowler could be her father b: 1804 Plymouth & mother Ann b: 1801 Ashburton. Any info pre-dating the above would be most helpful.
red mail Gibbs of Churston / Brixham
Does anyone have information upon GIBBS Family of Churston / Brixham, and, possibly, their connection with GIBBS of E. Budleigh, Seaton & Beer, and, Clyst St. George? All info greatly appreciated. Thanks
Searching for links to Thomas Kingdom born c 1869 in Brixham Devon? Married to Mary Ann Millican - Bloomfield in great Yarmouth, Norfolk 1906
red mail Lemelling
I'm a Lemelling descendant of Betsy (Bessie) Lemelling (Le Melling) Harris. Please contact me for more info.
Am interested in any details on the surname Lemelling as my great grandfather henry lemelling harris used this name and carried it forward to his son. He was originally from the Brixham area. Any ideas?
red mail dodd
i was born in brixham and tracing my history anybody out there who can help
red mail chinnick or chinnock
My great grandfather Robert Henry Chinnock or Chinnick was born to my great great granparents Robert and his wife Sarah (nie Woolland) on January 22 1841 Brixham. I know he had other brothers and sisters. Any help would be appreciated
I am seeking any information on Blacklers of Brixham. Anything about the family of Henry Blackler who married Mary Watts in Brixham in 1748. Their great grand daughter Rebecca married William Creese.

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