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As we come to DAWLISH from the Exeter road it is red cliff, blue sea, and green fields, and nothing disappoints us in this bright place. Having the little River Daw running in its midst, it has wisely controlle... more
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red mail Sercombe
I recently found newspaper article on the death by drowning of my GGGgrandfather William Sercombe at Dawlish in May 1860. He was a mason repairing the railway seawall after a massive storm damaged the wall the previous year. He swam out to salvage some timber but was drowned as he returned. His widow Elizabeth (nee Richards) was then living at Brook Street Dawlish. Any information on the event or the Sercombe family is appreciated
red mail comer family
looking for any information regarding george and ellen comer married in newton abbott around 1883.their children were ethel mary, thomas henry, leonora kathleen, casper, albert bertrum and twin leslie, gladys may and stanley who i believe was called sunny by his family. i have an old news paper article about the couples golden wedding celebration that states they lived at strand view house dawlish and that their sons served in the navy and army during world war 1
red mail Harvey & Litton Devon
I am the researching the following: Robert Harvey married Margaret Glynn 15/08/1748 - 2 children Margaret & Robert. Robert born 1752 married Elizabeth Eastacot 12/04/1779 - 2 children Robert & Elizabeth. Robert born 1781 married Sarah Litton, daughter of Andrew & Sarah Banbury at Ideford 28/11/1812 - 6 children. Their son Francis moved to London in the 1840's and I have the families from there onwards. It seems the men all dealt with horses in one way or another, i.e Livery and Coach men. Can anyone help with this early history for me please. Gwen
red mail Hills of Dawlish
Can anyone help me find a link between George Hill (b. Dawlish 1837 d. N.Zealand 1930) son of coastguard William Hill of Suffolk, and mother Charlotte Moon) and my Dawlish Hill family. My lot come down from John Hill (b1808 Moretonhampstead. His son , (my Grandfather) William Hill (b.Dawlish 1849 + wives i) Eliza ii) Elizabeth and iii)Sarah ) Keen to trace any connection with this George Hill as he was quite a hero in the Maori wars, awarded the New Zealand cross and married a Maori chief's daughter. Prior to all this he had been in the Navy from the age of 15, saw action at the bombardment of Sebastopol, involved in the Indian Mutiny and fought at Lucknow, Delhi and Cawnpore. Understandable, then, that I would love to find a connection. Family elders have always been convinced he was a direct relative. Can anyone out there assist ?
red mail Knapp, Thomas Alden Wife Mary ???
Hi i am trying to research the KNAPP family from Dawlish, Devon Thomas born around 1785, Wife Mary around 1781, 5 Children that i am aware of came to Australia on the "John" 1840
red mail Batten Family
I would like information regarding John Batten b1808, he was a wheelright by trade and married Melony Godfrey b1817 in 1842. However, I would like to know more about his father who I believe was also John and mother Mary, her surname possibly Hobbs or Murrish. Any info that may show some light on my great great grandparents would be much appreciated.
red mail Dawlish Carpenters Arms
My family (westcott) lived in Dawlish from the 1700's to the 1900's I am particularly interested in any information on the Carpenters Arms, where they were Innkeepers for a while.
red mail Fanny Pike
Born circa 1817, married Edward West (born c.1810)in 1835 St. Gregory's, Dawlish. On census returns gives place of birth as Alphington or Exeter or Dawlish..unable to find father's name.Unsure of Edward's ancestors also so any info would be gratefully received as they are my great great grandparents.
red mail STOOKES, Edith Amy (b.1891)
Any information on the Stookes/Stooke/Stook family would be welcome; especially my grandmother,Edith. Edith was born in Old Town Street, Dawlish, to William James STOOKES and Bessie Sercombe; in 1901 (census) the family were at Town Tree Hill. She married Frederick Thomas Tibbs (Teignmouth) in 1916. She died in 1924 in Teignmouth.
red mail Harris
I am researching Albert Harris (born 1854 Dawlish). In the 1861 census he was 16 and was employed as a servant in the home of Lady Frances Ley of 5 Plantation Avenue Dawlish. He was later a publisher and lived in Starcross and Exeter and in 1883 married Bessie Holman . His eldest child Frederick was my grandfather. Any information will be appreciated.
red mail Lawrence and Sarah Wills
I am interested in the family of Lawrence and Sarah Wills. From the IGI it appears that they had John (1813), James Hersey (1815), George (1817) and Henry Lawrence (1818) while living in Dawlish. It is possible that this Lawrence Wills later joined the coast guard and died in 1829 on the Isle of Wight.
red mail Wilson family in Dawlish
My great great grandmother was Elizabeth Wilson and she was the sister of William Wilson who married Elizabeth , one of whose children was Walter Wilson. My great grandfather was Francis Wilson who worked on Rixtail farm in 1871 census.He became a soldier in 1874 and left Devon.I would like to hear from anyone who is related.
Martins/ Armstrongs/ Sennets/ Tozers
My Gt.X4 Grandfather was Samuel Martin, b.1745. He married Jane Armstrong, daughter of William, son-in-law to Even Sennet and Jane Tozer. They were innkeepers at the Swan Inn, Old Town Street, Dawlish. (Even Sennet, William Armstrong and the Tozers before them were mariners involved with the Newfoundland Cod Trade)
Anyone out there have info on Maria and Gordon Gardiner. Maria was born in Lympstone to William Bowerman (dairyman) and Elizabeth Pyle in 1882. In 1901 census she is a servant in Littleham, and then married Gordon Gardiner and had a son also named Gordon in 1911. Moved to Dawlish according to my grandfather.
red mail Beard Dawlish
My gggrandfather was Henry(Harry) Beard born 23 Dec 1829 in Dawlish. He married Jane Langworthy born 5 May 1829. They were married 1852/1853. He was a bookbinder and a carpenter. She kept house. After marriage they may have briefly lived in Torquay. Harry's father was probably Thomas Beard born ca 1796. His mother was Mary Morgan born ca 1805. Thomas and Mary were living in Dawlish in 1841 according to the UK Census. They had, it appears, the minimum of the following children.John born ca 1826, Thomas born 13 October 1827, Henry born 23 Dec 1829, Albert born ca 1832, Elizabeth born ca 1834, George born ca 1838, Mary Jane born ca 1841 and Edwin born ca 1842. All of the males apparently were involved in building and in particular cabinet or funiture making. It appears that Thomas(1796)had a father Thomas born ca 1766 living nearby in 1841. Thomas(1766)was living with his wife Sophia (clearly not the mother of at least some of the known children) born circa 1786. Thomas(1796) appears to have had a brother living next door to him named George born ca 1791. George was married to Mary _ born ca 1791 and they had at least the following children: George born ca 1821, Mary born ca 1822?, and June(not sure. can't read the writing) born ca 1826. Would love to know any and all things relative to any of these individuals
red mail lear
searching decendants of William Lear(e) and Sarah Lobb lived in Chudleigh 1st half of 18th century
red mail willmet
searching decendants of William Willet and Elizabeth Court both born about 1800 Dawlish
red mail UNDERHILL family - Dawlish
Trying to trace James UNDERHILL who was born in Dawlish in 1864. He served in the navy before purchasing his shore leave in Sydney, Australia in 1891 and was never heard from again! He left behind his daughter, Annie Maud, who went on to marry Leonard James LANG of Stoke Damerel in 1904. James' father was Richard UNDERHILL b1830c, also of Dawlish and his mother was Hannah PIKE of Kenn. Any info on James after 1891 gratefully received, and also would be great to hear from anyone with UNDERHILLs in Dawlish.
red mail Sarah Ann of Dawlish
Can any one help with the maiden name of Sarah Ann. She was born in Dawlish 1853 and had two children Jessie Mayne - born Dawlish c1872 and William Henry Mayne - born Newport Monmouthshire c1874. During the 1881 Census she was living with Jessie and William in St Mary Magdalene (Launceston) Cornwall. Between 1889 and 1991 she married my gtgt Grandfather Walter Morgan a Naval Pensioner fron Kent and lived back in Dawlish for a while the moved to Halberton, Devon. Any information on Sarah Ann and her family would be a great help.
red mail Branscombe
I am seeking information on the William Branscombe family of Dawlish. William (1802-1854) married Sophia Willis (1804-1873) at St Gregory's Dawlish on 24 July 1834. William was a ships captain for some years before becoming a farmer at Houndspool Farm at Newton Abbot. They had one daughter Sarah (1835-1865) who married Henry William Holman (1832-1886) on 16 September 1856 at Dawlish. Sarah and William had 6 children. their eldest daughter Bessie (1858-1912) was my G Grandmother. Any information appreciated .
Does anyone have any information on the family of Dallas who son Robert Charles Dallas was baptised at St Gregorys in 1805.
MAWRY, HARRIS Family Of Dawlish, Trusham
Am looking for information on the family of Grace (Mawry) Harris, who married John Harris on January 30, 1783 at St. Gregory's in Dawlish. Looks like they may have moved to Trusham after the birth of their first known child (1783) and before the birth of their second known one (January 1788). Would love to hear from anyone who feels they may be descended from this line or has any additional information on this couple and/or Grace's lineage. Thanks!
red mail sarah anne gibbs
Sarah Anne Gibbs was my She was born in Dawlish around l838 She married a Charles Steer who came from Lancing in Sussex. They lived in Shoreham, Sussex. Are there any descendants of Sarah still living in Dawlish?
red mail Harris family
I am seeking information on the Harris family in the Dawlish area. Richard Licence Harris (1794-1870) married Maria Cann (1797-1873) in Exeter in 1819. They had at least 10 children Thomas, Richard, John, Abraham, Maria,George, Ann, James, Susan and Elizabeth. John Harris (1824-1899) married Mary Ann Sercombe (1827-1900) about 1844 and had 9 children. John was a bootmaker and Mary Ann a schoolmistress at Cofton. Both died at Cockwood. Their children were William Richard, Mary Ann, John Henry , Walter George, Albert James, Elizabeth, Emma Maria, Alfred Edward and Clara Louisa. Their birthplaces are shown as Dawlish or Cofton except for Elizabeth who was born at Boscombe. Albert James (1854-1920) was my G grandfather and is listed as a book publisher in the 1881 census. After his marriage in 1883 to Bessie Holman (1858-1912) at Exeter they lived in Alexandra Terrace Exeter where they had three sons and a daughter who died in infancy. Any information on the family appreciated.
red mail scott family
Edward Scott father of George Scott. George was married at the Independant Chapel of East Teignmouth on 13th April 1845. Later George and his wife Caroline Keturah nee Bloodworth moved to ISLINGTON in North London. I am George's g.g. grandson. Any information about the rest of the family would be greatly appreciated. George was a bricklayer. Peter
red mail Sarah who married Charles Steer
I am researching my Sarah Anne maiden name unknown married Charles Steer who was born in Lancing in Sussex. Charles worked as a shipwright. When married they lived in Shoreham in Sussex. I think they had about 9 children, The youngest being Annie Louisa who was my great grandmother on my mothers side.Any information on Sarah Anne born in Dawlish around 1838 would be much appreciated.
Emma Manicom nee Burch was my husbands great aunt.
WILLIAM JOHN MANICOM b 03/02/1864 d 12/01/1943 married 06/09/1893 to EMMA BURCH ch 23/06/1872 d 07/06/1956. Her parents WILLIAM HENRY BURCH & ANN ?, what is ANN's maiden name? EMMA's siblings ELLEN b 1859 BESSIE b abt 1860 MARY b abt 1861 HENRY b 1867 SELINA b 1866 THOMAS b 1871.
My great grandfather Walter Wilson was born in Park Street Dawlish in 1858 to William & Elizabeth.If any-one has any family history knowledge,i would like to hear from you.
red mail alfred warren info
the furthest back i know is of my great grandfather alfred warren from dawlish, devon. however i would like to find out more about him. help would be appreciated.
red mail Shoreland-Heath familes
My grandmother was born in Dawlish in July,1898.Her name was Olive Shoreland,her father was William Shoreland and her mother was Mary Heath.I would appreciate any information on them and perhaps get to know relatives in the Dawlish area. I live in northern Ontario,Canada.My grandmother was a ww1 war bride who came to Canada in 1919. Thanks,Doug
red mail Tapper
James Tapper, miller,married Joanna Whidborne 13 March 1832. Need James'father, James' death.
Ellen Miller
Born in Dawlish about 1872 Mother Susan Piller.Stepfather Thomas Piller.
red mail Wills Family & Ellerton
If anyone is researching the WILLS family, I am seeking information on John Voisey WILLS who married Frances Cowderoy ELLERTON on 12 Nov 1837 at St.Margaret's Church.
Burch, Dawlish, Devon
Descendents of Bessie Burch born c1860 who married Eli Newman. Bessie had sisters Ellen 1859, Selina, 1866, Emma 1873 and brothers Henry 1867 and Thomas 1871. Bessie was thedaughter of Willaim Henry Burch 1827 and Ann. All were born in Dawlishin Devon

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