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All the world that goes West knows HONITONs fine old street, down which the car runs along a mile of Roman road. It is one of the straightest and widest streets in England, a marketplace in itself, with a str... more
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Seeking information on John Lye TAYLOR. Born circa 1844 in Honiton, Devon. Died circa 1891 in Lambeth. His parents - John SNELL and Eliza Perry TAYLOR. John's siblings, Henry Lye, Ellen Catherine Taylor, Edward, Marmaduke and Henrietta who was born 15 December 1860. Thank you.
red mail Josias Cary alias Lockier bn.1675
I am trying to trace the parents of Josias Cary or Lockier born 1675 in Honiton.The parish register states parents are Robert and Elizabeth Cary alias Lockier.He had siblings, Daniell born 1673 and Mary bn 1680 (surname Lockyer). One of my problems is that I don't know whether to search for Lockier/Lockyer or any other spelling of the name, or Cary. I have burials for a Robert and Elizabeth Cary 23 Jan and 1 Feb 1720 respectively but can find no trace of a Robert Cary/Lockier marrying an Elizabeth in Devon or nearby counties. Help! Tricia
John Burford
I am researching the Burford family and would like to find out more about John Burford who was baptised at Honiton on Otter in Dec. 1727 to parents John and Hannah. It was a non-conformist baptism and I think his father would have been the baptist minister John Burford 'of Churchstanton' who died in 1741 according to baptist history books. He was minister in Falmouth, Cornwall, at one time. I have a marriage of a John Burford to Hannah Williams in April 1727 at Berwick St Leonard, he being 'of Whitestaunton' and she 'of West Knoyle'. I would be pleased to hear from anyone who might have information on this family. Many thanks
red mail Pollard Family
Francis George (Frank) Pollard and Annie Irene (Cann) moved to Honiton in 1900. They had two children, Frank and Winifred. They owned the drapers and outfitters 'Hoskins Corner Shop'. Any information on the family welcome.
red mail Smith
Charles Toby Smith, mother Mary ann Smith. Charles Toby was last found on the 1911 census with his mother and my grandmother Emily Smith. He was a Bricklayer by trade, so i imagine he travelled to find work, he is known to of been with a family called "Langdon" on the 1901 census, the head of this family i think was also in the same trade? This was Plymouth. I cannot find any records after 1911. If you are a descendent or have any knowledge of these families i would love to hear from you. thanks.
red mail Smith-Moore
I am reseaching James Smith and Elizabeth Moore, Both born in Honiton. James 1863 and Elizabeth born 1865. They married in 1888 and had three children, lily beartrice,jesse,and my grandmother Emily born 1892. All the census"s after 1891 show James living alone with the eldest two children,and Emily living as a "boarder in 1901. I can find no death for Elizabeth? James died 1930 Honiton from what i know.. If anyone is also researching either of these families please contact me. thanks. Joan
red mail David Lewis (b.1776 roughly)
I am looking for any information regarding the parents of David Lewis. David was born around 1776 and doesn't appear to have been baptised in Honiton, although he states his birthplace as Honiton when he enlisted in the Royal Marines. He married Elizabeth Reed in Honiton; this was recorded in the parish records but neither recorded names of their parents. As far as I can see there are no records of David's parents. Any information would be brilliant.
red mail John Reed CLARKE b1745
For elimination purposes I am seeking a marriage or burial for the above chap who was baptised 01/01/1745 at Honiton. Is anyone able to help please?
red mail John Clarke & Sarah Mortimore m 1773
Is anyone else researching the Clarke family of Honiton please? John Clarke & Sarah Mortimore married 29/05/1773. I now find there are TWO possible John's that fit. John Reed Clarke s/o Thomas & Hannah baptised 01/01/1745 and John Clarke s/o Theophilus & Margaret baptised 26/07/1747. I know I'm clutching at straws but I just might get lucky!
red mail ASH FAMILY
Does anyone have any information on the ASH family living in Honiton on Otter approx 1690 to 1806. Would love to fill in some missing gaps. William 1774c,Thomas 1744c, Thomas 1717c, Thomas 1690c. Mary England 1749c, Sarah Fursman 1775c, Love Hart 1717c.
red mail Thomas CLARKE bc1858
Ref: posting for Charles & James Clarke below. I have another brother who also goes missing after the 1881 Census. Thomas Clarke bc 1858 Payhembury. Looks like they had a mass breakout!
red mail Charles W CLARKE & James Brown CLARKE
Does anyone have access to Canadian Immigration records please? I have Charles William Clarke b1859 and his brother James Brown Clarke b1856 both born Payhembury nr Honiton. Charles was with his family (now living in Cornwall) until at least 1881. He then goes AWOL until 1901 when he reappears living with sister Mary in Dulverton. With him are his wife Maggie H born Scotland, and a 1 yr old daughter Jessie S born in Canada. Brother James marries either Jessie Thomas or Emma Lean in Cornwall in 1883 and then he too disappears. Obviously I suspect that the brothers went to Canada together. Is anyone able to help me track their movements pretty please?
red mail Secker and Haynes families
I am looking for any references to the Secker or Haynes families employed on Pearce's Farm (?) near Honiton, Devon, UK around the middle of 19C.
red mail Hatten family 1700's
Looking for an Elizabeth HATTEN who married a Joseph COOZE on 10 July 1794. She was born somewhere around 1775 in Honiton. Hoping for 1) a precise DOB for her (or at least a year). 2) Who were her parents, family, grandparents ...names and any details. Thank-you so much for helping a stranger.
red mail John Luxton (1855-1907)
John Luxton was born about 1855 either in Honiton or Torquay (both places are quoted in the census returns from 1881 on) I have not been able to find him before 1881 when he was living in Morctt Rutland with his 'wife' Mary Ann Barford and son John age 3. I cannot find their marriage either. I suspect that he was illegitimate but any suggestions for his parentage please. he worked as an excavator and died in an accident in the Rotherhithe tunnel under the Thames.
red mail the Rev. Ball Green
this name is transcribed as having recommended an ancestor of mine for a job. Can anyone identify him, or similar name, as a vicar or similar in Honiton in about 1850?
bessie gaylard nee manley
please can anyone shed any light on mt great grandmother born in ashill devon in1874 married william charles gaylard in 1899 in langport somerset they ran the fox and hounds inn in charlton adam and then moved to a cottage in high street honiton they had 4 daughters and great grandad died in honiton in 1946 what i am trying to find out is when my great grandma died and is buried any help would be wonderful thankyou
red mail annie e hiscox - illegitmate boy child - honiton
Annie emmeline hiscox had a baby boy around 1922/1925 Annie was made to give birth to her son in Honiton becuase she was not married. Sadly his sister only found out a few years ago and has been searching for information even coming to honiton in the vain hope that someone may have details. We dont know if he was adopted, but we can only find some hiscox by the name of raymond but we are unsure. I dont know if he kept his name of hiscox or even how to get information on the adoption side.
red mail Barton family of Honiton
My Great, Great Grandfather was Henry Barton, r/e census was born in Honiton. Devon about 1852-but, I am unable to find any Birth record for a henry Barton in Honiton for that year. I have however found a birth record for a Henry Barton for abt.1848 in Ottery St.Martin, Devon. It appears that Ottery St Martin is in Honiton District for census purposes. This Henry's Father was William Barton & Mother was Elizabeth Barton(I don't know her Maiden name). Anyway, the correct Henry Barton married Mary Bishop(Daughter of William Bishop & Maria Sparkes) and lived in Honiton & their children were-Emilia, William, Walter & my Great Grandmother Elizabeth Barton b.-1880. Does anyone have any information r/e Henry Barton?
red mail Honiton Hoopers
Hi, I'm looking for any info on the family and relatives of Albion John Newton Hooper, born in Honiton in 1839, his father was Thomas Hooper. Albion was married to Charlotte Ayliffe. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
red mail John Venn 1610
I am looking for the parents of John Venn born in Honiton-on-Otter in about 1610, which I assume is Honiton. He was married to Johanne Looman born in the same village in about 1614. They had Joahane Venn in 1642 and she in turn married Richard Waldron born about 1635 in Hemyock, Devon. Does anyone know anything about the ascendents of John Venn or his wife Johanne Looman.
red mail Hall Family Honiton
James Hall born Honiton c 1797 to John Hall and Hannah. He was a blacksmith. He married Elizabeth Glanville in 1833 ish but don't know where, and they had four childre before emigrating to Australia in 1840. They move around, 1st child Isaac born in Stone Stafford 1833, 2nd child Martha in Manchester Lancashire 1834, 3rd child James in Parmentergate Norich in 1838, Interested to learn more about James earlier years in Honiton Cheers and thanks Janine.
red mail Snell
William Snell was born in Honiton, Devon in 1780. He married a lady called Mary Chinnick who was born 1785. Can anyone give me any information about Williams parents or about Williams's wife Mary
red mail furzey and viney
looking for these families esp. edward furzey m. catherine evans 5.2.1807 and that line, and john viney m. ann gill(from Ugborough 20.12.1803)
red mail Louis Chinnick
My g grandfather is Louis Chinnick he died on 9 Oct. 1917 at 90 years old. A storekeeper who resided at Ella Street, Parkside S. Aust. He spent 60 years in Australia, born in Devonshire England name of town not known. Married Elizabeth Brookman. I am interested in comunicating with more Chinnicks.
red mail John Lavis b 1807
Searching for information about John Lavis born abt 1807 who married Elizabeth Mary Ann Moore and had 6 children. He was a stationer in Fulham, London but reported he'd been born in Honiton. His parents may have been Sally Holway and John Lavis who married in Honiton on Otter in 1804.
red mail Copp Family Living in High Street
Hi I am wanting any information on Copp family who lived in High Street, Devon. Head of family was Francis Victor Copp. I Know of 4 children Francis Victor, John Henry, Hannah and Susan. John Henry was my great grandfather, he emigrated to NZ. They were born 1836 through to 1847. There may They may have had some family connection to a William Copp as one time i sighted an entry for a William Copp in High street Devon
red mail Bamfield
Daniel Bamfield b 1788 and Emma? born 1787 Both deaths registered 1870 Honiton
red mail woodgates in honiton
William Woodgates married Sarah Tucker in 1825. They had nine children. Anabella was my great grandmother. She and sister Catherine married two Browne brothers. Emily married a Cox, Wm. John a Taylor, James R a Moor, and Samuel an Osborne. I'd like to exchange information on descendants.
red mail WOODs in Honiton
I have lots of Wood info ( they were mostly thatchers)Happy to share
red mail Joseph Wood
I am trying to trace the wife of the above. Joseph was born 1827 in Honiton, Devon, and on later census' he has a wife called Caroline born between 1828 - 1831 in either Southleigh or Colyton. Any help would be appreciated.
red mail Seeking living Maddock families
Would love to make contact with Maddock families from Honiton, Payhembury areas. My ancestors were mainly from Payhembury and Honiton, but subsequent generations moved further abroad including Middlesex areas. Keen to share any research. Thank you.
red mail Prior, Tweed families, Hembury Fort
I'm trying to find descendants of Lt. Col Charles and Mrs. Audrey Prior (daughter of Dr. Edward Tweed), who lived in Hembury Fort, near Honiton, in the 1920s and 1930s.
Robert LARCOMBE b.1810c
Hello, I am researching my 3xGreat-Grandfather, Robert LARCOMBE b. 1810c. Was transported to Australia as a convict in 1839. He was tried at Exeter Castle, Devon in Oct 1838. Would be happy to hear from anyone researching LARCOMBE. Any assistance would be appreciated. Christine
red mail mary austin
looking for info on my husband's g.g.grandmother - Mary Austin - born in Honiton in about 1825, she married William davey in the register office Axminster district in 1847, she was the daughter of Thomas Austin , a veterinary surgeon. Mary moved to London with William who joined the metroplitan police and also became a customs officer.
red mail Sydenham
I am researching 17th. c. & 18th.c.Sydenhams in and around Honiton, especially any connected with Robert Sydenham who married an unknown (at the moment) bride there in 1753. The Combe Raleigh Sydenhams seem to be closely connected to the Honiton families, and I am glad to find the full name of Zachariah Sydenham's wife - thank you! I can give you a family tree downwards from Z.S. for 4 or 5 generations if you haven't got it.
chinnick - My g.g.grandfather Lewis Chinnick - possibly born Honiton early 1800s - looking for chinnick connections
red mail baker
i understand that my grandmother family came from Honiton. I have very little info and would be grateful for more.I know her father was born there in 1891 and so were his Father and Grandfather
red mail Shorney Marriage???
Seeking information of the marriage,in Honiton, in the last quarter of 1910, between my grandfather, Frank Shorney, and my grandmother Kate Elizabeth Goodridge. As they normally were resident in Weston-super-Mare I wonder why they decided to marry in Honiton. Perhaps they were working in the area at that particular time, or perhaps they eloped in the face of family displeasure (my grandfather being at least 20 years older than my grandmother)Any information would be gratefully appreciated.
salter&bakers families
I am looking for information,on my Great Grandmother,Thirza baker,born 1850 Honiton. Thirza married Thomas Salter,brn Honiton.
red mail Parfit(t), Oake
Interested in any information about Mary Ellen Parfitt / Parfit who lived in Honiton, Devon with parents, and, sisters and brothers. Family may have been connected with theatre. Mary Ellen married Richard Henry Oake in 1883, children: Osmond (brn late 1890's), and Alec, (born 1902). Thank you, Judith
James Hiscox or Hiscock
I am trying to find Jame's date of birth and his parents and siblings.
Jack and Cis Clapp lived in Honiton in 1960s, relatives of Len Williams, my dad
red mail Harvey Thomas Hillier dob 1895
Harvey Thomas Hillier dob 1895 born in Oxfordshire are directly linked to my Great Grandparents Harvey Hillier dob 1872 born in Battersea, Wandsworth, London and Annie Hettie Smith, born in Leicestershire/Oxfordshire - he's their son! Harvey Thomas Hillier dob 1895 was a Vicar and married Sarah D Tilley in 1919 in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Harvey Thomas Hillier dob 1895 died in Honiton,Devon in 1955 at the age of 59 years old. Would be appreciative of further information on the above or living descendants if they're still around!
Family research-Boyland
Looking for any information on the "Boyland" families from Honiton and villages close by
red mail Chinnick -born Honiton
I'm looking for any information regarding a Lewis, or Louis Chinnick, born in the 1820's in Honiton. Later married and moved to Australia. Very interested in parents names.
red mail Taylor
Looking for information regarding the Taylor family. My grandfather, Arthur Taylor, moved from Honiton to Reading in the early 1900s. I believe that he is buried in Honiton.
red mail Harvey Hillier Vicar
I am looking for info on Harvey Thomas Hillier a Vicar between the years 1920 to 1970 he was born in Oxford and then lived in Battersea London till 1919.
red mail DARKE - Honiton
Looking specifically for Henry Marshall Darke. Born 1813 in Honiton. Christened 1815 in Axminster. But any info on the Darke family from Honiton would be great.
red mail McADAM - HONITON
Looking for ROBERT McADAM born Honiton c.1813: birth, christening,parents. Probably related to John Loudon McAdam, the road builder.
red mail STONE - Honiton
Looking for STONE in Honiton. James STONE Chr: 1776 married Elizabeth THOMAS - children Ann 1809, John chr:1814 mar Susan HUMPHREY Elizabeth chr: 1815, Henry chr:1822, William chr:1822, James chr:1822 bur 1827, Frederick chr:1825 bur1825:
red mail STONE - HONITON
Looking for descendents of James Moody Stone, housepainter, whose daughter, Elizabeth Jane is my gt grandmother. Elizabeth married Robert Rowland in Honiton in circa 1879/80, then moved to Birmingham, via Weston Super Mare. Please contact me if youthink you may have information that will be of assistance to me.
red mail Humphrey
Looking for information & ancestry of Michael Humphrey, born 1577, in Honiton. Married Susannah X., and later, Martha Pride, mother of son Michael who lived in Lyme Regis & immigrated to Connecticut in 1640. Another, possibly related, Ozias Humphrey, a painter who moved to London, in the late 18th Century. Any related information on Humphrey familys in/near Honiton & Lyme Regis would be greatly appreciated. Mike
red mail Turner
Looking for any info regarding a John Turner who married Louisa Pyke, and their son Thurston Turner who went to New Zealand. Thurston was born approx 1862. Anything at all would be gratefully accepted.
red mail Information on Rippons, etc.
For those looking for information on Rebecca Woodward, etc.
red mail Barrett -fisher
Looking for ANY information about my gt-grandmother's family - Elizabeth Barrett, born 3.6.1843 in registration district of Honiton (also called Durham Abbey St Mary in the 1881 census). Parents, William Barrett (labourer) and Elizabeth Fisher. She married James Watson at the Parish church of Ottery St Mary, 11.2.1863, occupation, lacemaker. Three children, Elizabeth, James and Fanny also born in this district.
red mail Lumbard
Info on Mary LUMBARD who gave birth to 'base born' twins in 1807 and Charles BAILEY of Littleham, the bounder who fathered them!
looking for ancestors, particularly with first names Samuel or Galen, moved from Devon to London late 1700.
red mail Honiton Poor Law Union 1850
Honiton - White - 1850 - p 368 comprises 28 parishes. Their total average annual expenditure during the 3 years preceding the formation of the Union, was £10,244; but for the year ending Lady Day 1849, it was £12,977.5s.10d, including salaries, county rates etc. The Union Workhouse, built in 1836, at the cost of £5022, is a stone building, with room for about 230 inmates. 10 surgeons are employed by the Union, & the Rev H K Venn is the chaplain. H V Mules Esq is the union clerk; John & Mrs Coren are master & matron of the Workhouse; & William Gayler & Francis George Edwards are the relieving officers.
ANN WEBBER bap January 13th, 1782 in St Michaels, Honiton -on - Otter; Father JOHN WEBBER, Mother ELIZABETH CARTER, married JOHN RIPPON November 15th 1807 in St Michaels, Honiton- on - Otter. I would appreciate information on any of these families.
REBECCA WOODWARD married THEOPHILUS RIPPON May 29TH 1788, in Honiton (could be'Honiton-on-Otter') and they were probably Baptists. Information on either of these famlies would be very welcome.
Honiton , Devon
Looking for the birth date of JOHN RIPPON born about 1808 - 1810 in Honiton. He moved to Bristol as a young man and was a Baker.Married HANNAH WARREN (1881 census)

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