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NEWTON ABBOT, a busy market town at the head of the navigable waters of the Teign, with the beautiful Bradley Woods on one hand and Milber Down on the other. It has a shining place in history. Here began the en... more
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Trying to find the details of William NUTTER of whom I have absolutely no records.He married,according to official records,Eleanor Johanna ADCOCK twice in 1865,which were; mar 1865 Brighton reg dist, Sussex and then jun 1865 Weymouth reg dist, Dorset! Eleanor Johanna NUTTER died 25 aug 1917, Torquay, Devon. Any information will be gratefully received.Thank you.
red mail FURSE/FURZE
Looking for information on members of the Furse family of Devon, namely Elsie Maude Laskey who married William Furse in 1920 in Exeter. Elsie Maude died 1970. Also Annie Elizabeth Furse born 1894 in Newton Abbot and married William E Campion in 1924 in Totnes. Are they brother and sister. There is a connection to the Brinicombe name also we believe cousins. Any information on any of the above would be much appreciated.
red mail BABBAGE
Looking for information on Babbage families. William Babbage born 25 December 1845 died 1932 Newton Abbott married Hariet Campion 1 May 1848 died 1920. 10 children including Sydney born 1877 St Mary Church and died 1944 in Toronto Canada. He married Annie Louisa Churchward 1908 in Newton Abbott and had two children Desmond Sydney born 1909 and Neta Irene 1912. Sydney sailed for Canada in 1910. Would love to hear from anyone with information on any of these families, or other children of William and Hariet, Emma, and Bessie who married Norman Hetherington and went to Australia. Liz
red mail Ford
my wife is looking for a family member, Mr Beverley Ford, he was born in Newton Abbot, moved to Swansea and then returned to Newton abbot in the 70's. The last she knew he was living with his wife, Janice, and his mother, Gwendoline, in Kingskerswell. My wifes maiden name was Emma Ford.
red mail The Fitzherberts
I would be interested in any information about the Fitzherberts who lived in Ford Park Newton Abbot about 1920's onwards. I believe that my mother was employed by them.
red mail Holly, Emily and Leigh Carter
Am looking for Holly, Emily and Leigh, children of the late Nicholas S Carter, or his widow Sally E Carter Many thanks
red mail Winsor
I am looking to find any living relatives of William Winsor, Edward Winsor, Jethro Winsor, Samuel Winsor, Violet Winsor, John Winsor who were all children of William James Winsor and Mary Anne Veale with the exception of John Winsor who was the son of William James Winsor and his second wife, Fanny Winsor. My grandfather was a brother to the above and his name was Archibald Winsor who was sent to Canada in 1900 with Bernardo's boys as a home child. The Winsors lived at Newton Abbot from around the 1891 census and later lived in Marldon, Devon. William and Edward were in the navy and army respectively. Samuel Winsor married Laura Hooper and I have more information on who they all married which might help.
Mary Jane Buckingham married Thomas Field in 1847 in Broadhempston, near Totnes. Her father was Henry Buckingham. Most interested to hear from anyone carrying out research into theses families. Thank you.
red mail Simmonds/Symons/Symmons - Newton Abbott/Chagford
Researching Simmonds in the Newton Abbot/Chagford areas, particualry John Simmonds b. Manaton c. 1854 and married to Rena Giles. they lived in Newton Abbott and raised their family there - John, Reginald, Len, Rene (m. Tom Emmett) and Bessie (m. Fred Wyatt)
red mail Muriel Arnison
Could any one help me find the where abouts of my aunt, Muriel May Arnison who was born in 1930 in Newton Abbot. Her father was Charles Henry Arnison and her mother Gladys.
red mail Michale Gylnn
I am looking for relatives of my grand father Michale Gylnn born approx 1880's. He had a daughter Norma Mary born 1927. They Live in Roadford county Clare. I will be visiting Roadford in July this year.
red mail john ritchie
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 Quick family Newton Abbot / Newton Bushel
Hi! Looking for William QUICK, Richard QUICK, John QUICK, Thomas QUICK from Newton Abbot, Devon and or Newton Bushel, Devon. Early 1800's late and 1700's. Connection with Newfoundland (St. John's, Quidi Vidi or Quidivity and any other location). Also Desperately seeking BREWER men in Isle Valen Newfoundland most likely one named Thomas or Thomas Henry BREWER mid-late 1800s
red mail ISO Julia Rosalind Williams nee Parmakis
I only have birth and marriage registration to go by both of which list Newton Abbot. Born in 1942, married 1958, divorced and remarried in 1964. Any help in finding this person or relatives would be greatly appreciated.
red mail bowden family of devon
william and his wife maria and 4 children emigrated to south australia, about the 1840/50's. Looking for the family lineage in england.
red mail Cleave / Foster
Looking for any relatives or info on a William John Cleave & his wife marr 1838 in newton Abbott ? Priscilla Foster. they Immigrated to Australia on the Terese in July 1840. Maybe came with his brother william walter ??. would love to hear from anyone linked to these familys please. thanks for any help kath
red mail Ruby and Counter families to Canada 1848 and 1851
Thomas Ruby (1822-1902) married Louisa Augusta Lindsay (1820-1900) in Newton Abbot, Devonshire, England, in 1849 in the Jan - March quarter. They probably said their goodbye and left in March or April for Canada where their first child was born in 1851 in West Nissouri Township, Middlesex County, Ontario. They were probably encouraged to emigrate by another couple, Richard Counter (b. 1814) and Mary Ruby (b. 1816) who were in Canada by 1848 when their son John was born. The first children of the Counter family were born in England: George 1835, Mary J 1837, James 1842, Aaron 1844 and Moses 1847. Richard Counter was a joiner living with his family in East Nissouri Township, Oxford Co. Ontario, Canada in a frame house, which he probably built, in the 1851 census.
red mail Elizabeth Ellen Williams
I am looking for the family of Elizabeth Ellen Williams (born c1880 - father William Williams ) who lived in Prospect Terrace, Newton Abbot. She had a child in May 1912 out of wedlock. In December 1912 she married John Ritchie (born c1872) who, at that time, worked in the Post Office Telephone Service. He was living in Torquay Road, Newton Abbot when he married. A week after their marriage the child was given away for adoption to a family in Tiverton.
red mail John Ritchie
I am looking for John Ritchie (born c1872) who, in 1912, worked in the Post Office Telephone Service. In December 1912 he was living in Torquay Road, Newton Abbot when he married Elizabeth Ellen Williams (born c1880) who lived in Prospect Terrace, Newton Abbot.
red mail SIMMONDS, GOSLING , GIBSON, Newton Abbot
I would like to trace living relatives of Reginald George SIMMONDS who married Amy M. GOSLING Jun. Q 1922 in Newton Abbot. Their daughter was born in Newton Abbot Dec. Q 1926. Could anyone tell me who she married? Reginald was the son of Ada Ellen (nee GIBSON) and Charles SIMMONDS who lived in Winchester, Hampshire in 1901. There seems to be some confusion about what happened to Ada , mother of Reginald.
red mail Captain Thomas William Taylor 10th Royal Hussars of Waterloo.Later Major General CB.
Born Coombe Royal 1782.Married Ann Petri 1810.Appointed Colonel 17th Lancers 1853.Died 1854.
red mail Thomas Weekes
Looking for the parents of my g-g-grandfather Thomas Weekes, a clothier, born in Newton Bushel c. 1817. I know he had 2 sisters, one of whom married a Pasco(e). He emigrated to the US in 1841, returned to England in 1857 and was living on Station Rd. in Wolborough at the 1861 census. He returned to the US permanently in 1863.
wotton family
I am seeking any information and pictures relatimg to my Wotton family. They lived in Highweek Street,East Street, Newton Abbot during a period arround the late 1700-1875.They had a business as basket makers,coal merchants and employed many people
red mail Portus ancestors of James Oliver
My father, William Hodder Oliver Portus, married at Newton Abbot Registry to Joanna Isabelle (Nee Bridger) post war. I believe they lived for a time in Dawlish. Grandfather Thomas Oliver Portus ran a garage in Exeter post war until death in 1953. My parents moved to Abbotsham, N Devon where I was born in 1954. Any reliable information about what my parents did during their time in S Devon would be appreciated.
red mail Looking for Mary-Anne Rooke d.o.b august 1948
can you help me find Mary-Anne Rooke? Does she still live in Newton Abbot? Any info at all please
red mail ALFORD
red mail Thomas Furse Collard
Looking for Thomas Furse Collard married Eliza Knott.Thomas was a mariner Thomas and Eliza had a son John Knott Collard born October 1856 in st mary church newton abbot.
red mail Prowse/Williams Family
Looking for details on the following. Violet Williams married Kenneth V Prowse in Newton Abbot in 1946. It appears two children were born, Sandra M Prowse 1947 and Teresa Prowse 1949. Violet went on to marry Timothy R White in Plymouth in 1954. Info on any of the individuals would be very much appreciated. Thanks
red mail Stinton - Jack, Jessie and Eric?
Does anyone have info on the Stinton family who lived in Newton Abbot? Jack Stinton born c 1900 was married to my aunt Jessie Matthews born c 1903. They had 2 sons, one died in a motor cycle accident in about 1960. I would like to trace the remaining brother, my cousin, who, I think, was named Eric. Jack Stinton was an engine driver and regularly drove "The Pendennis Castle" down to Penzance where I went to school.
Arscott family
I've just bought a Victorian photo album showing portraits taken in various Devon towns. The collection includes a picture of the headstone of Annie Alberta, William Albert and Alberta Annie Arscott who all died at Newton Abbot in 1870-1. Their parents were William Arscott of South Tawton and Eliza nee Wills. Does anyone know anything about this family?
Mary Ann Radmore married James Moist in 1847 in Newton Abbot. They had a daughter Sarah Ann who had a son Richard born 1871 in Kingsteignton. Any information about this family would be welcomed.
red mail Edwin WATKINS / Eliza WATKINS
Edwin WATKINS (baptised Christmas Eve 1824 at Providence Chapel-Independent, Wolborough And Newton Abbott but we think born in Dartmouth?). He married Elizabeth CHARLES (in Dartmouth approx 1834) In the 1851 cesus Edwin is working as a Master Painter in Wolborough. Their daughter Eliza/Elizabeth (b1849 in Newton Abbot) moved to Liverpool/Bootle and married John CONNOR in 1870. We think Eliza had a child (Beatrice) aged 16 in Plymouth before she married John. Would love to know more about them all than the census entries!
In 1897 Mary Ann P Cumming married William Henry Easterbrook at Newton Abbot. I would love to hear from anyone who knew this couple, or their descendants
red mail susan (sue) price
desperately seeking susan! Sue's surname is currently Price, but she has previously been known as Sue Morrisson and Sue Zammit. Maiden name is unknown. Has 2 children called Karl/Carl and darren who are their teens, but may not live with her. Believed to be living in torbay area of devon. last known address was in stoke gabriel near newton abbot. may be working as a nanny or childminder.
red mail Rees Family
Looking for info or relatives of Charles Morgan Rees family..1851 census shows them in Newton Abbbot on Highweek Street..wife Elizabeth 2 children Elizabeth, Frank Thanks
red mail ELLIOTT Surname
I am looking for a John ELLIOTT, possibly married to a Jemima Elizabeth Lane, who lived in the Devon Newton Abbott area around the year 1853. They had a son born to them that year - William ELLIOTT, who later married Eliza Kate Peirce. I would appreciate it if some of you have access to the 1861 UK Census and would check for this family. Thank you.
Leonard Soper
Looking for any information regarding Leonard Soper b. Woolborough Newton Abbot.1550 who Wed Elizabeth Parr 1573.
red mail Rundle J.R.
I am looking for any English relative/s of my ggg grandfather, J R Rundle who came to Australia in 1840.
red mail harris
samual charles harris had two brothers reginald and frederick born about the 1860s both emigrated to canada any info would be a great help
red mail PERROTT – Newton Abbot (Wolborough)
Charles and Charlotte (née Collins) Perrott moved to Newton Abbot in 1861/62 and operated a grocery and shoe/boot shop at 104-106 Queen Street. They had nine children, of whom the last four were born in Newton: Mary Ann (died in 1863 of scarlet fever); Charles James (who also died of scarlet fever in 1863); Colin; William Henry; Emma; Thomas Hugh; Lucy; Charlotte; and Clara. Colin married Alice Mary Benton (née Scoins) and took over the grocery business; William Henry moved to London and married Phoebe A. M. Hayhoe; Thomas Hugh also moved to London and married Edith Rachel Runyard; Lucy took over the shoe/boot shop; Charlotte married Samuel Harris Rabley (they initially lived in London, but moved back to Newton Abbot around 1893). Please get in touch if you have (or are looking for) any information about this family.
red mail Sampson family
Had three boys, moved to London to give greater job opportunity in about 1910
eric joseph dore
eric was my father-in-law he came from a large family including ruby, gordon, cyril, marjorie, emily emmie. father was richard mother bessie? would to know more about parents where they came from or any other details. eric died 15yrs ago. thanks margaret
red mail harrris
looking for any decendents of samual charles harris, my granddad, he had relitives in that area ,the harris family came from bristol inthe 1890s
red mail Rundle ,John robins
I am trying to find details of John Robins Rundle ( DOB, Wife ,Children died etc) who I believe was the brother of Sir Henry Mcleod Leslie Rundle Born 1856 Newton Abbott Devon. died 1934. John Rundle has a street named after him in Adelaide South Australia.
red mail benney, Newton Abbot Devon
Looking for relatives of Charles Samuel Griffen Benney born in Teignmouth but moved to Newton Abbot. Married to Elsie Maud Mary Howis born in Ashburton. Appreciate any help
red mail harris
looking for any harris family who have samual charles married keturah susan bowden 1896 samual harris / sarah ann wait m 1873 and my gggf born in bristol 1800
red mail Vangucci Family
1891 Census VANGUCCI Alexander Head Married M 44 Musician (Not Empr/Empee) 1 Market St, 1 Hilldrop, Newton Abbot Devon Italy RG12/1703 Dist 11 Folio 124 Page 4 VANGUCCI Cetare Son Single M 10 Scholar 1 Market St, 1 Hilldrop, Newton Abbot Devon Bournemouth Hampshire RG12/1703 Dist 11 Folio 124 Page 4 VANGUCCI Edward Son Single M 8 Scholar 1 Market St, 1 Hilldrop, Newton Abbot Devon Weston Super Mare RG12/1703 Dist 11 Folio 124 Page 4 VANGUCCI Enrichetta Daughter Single F 5 Scholar 1 Market St, 1 Hilldrop, Newton Abbot Devon Torquay Devon RG12/1703 Dist 11 Folio 124 Page 4 VANGUCCI Francesco Son Single M 6 Scholar 1 Market St, 1 Hilldrop, Newton Abbot Devon Folkstone Kent RG12/1703 Dist 11 Folio 124 Page 4 VANGUCCI Gertrude Daughter Single F 1 ? 1 Market St, 1 Hilldrop, Newton Abbot Devon Torquay Devon RG12/1703 Dist 11 Folio 124 Page 4 VANGUCCI Irene Daughter Single F 12 ? 1 Market St, 1 Hilldrop, Newton Abbot Devon Bournemouth Hampshire RG12/1703 Dist 11 Folio 124 Page 4 VANGUCCI Sarah Wife Married F 32 ? 372 Grays Inn Rd (-374) London Isle Of Wight RG12/1703 Dist 11 Folio 124 Page 4
red mail skinners from newton abbot
james b. 1816, (police constable) lived with his wife sarah b. 1816. 1851 census has james, sarah, sons james, john, richard and thomas, living at wolborough newt, newton abbot, devon. 1881 census has james and sarah living at lodge northernhay street, exeter st. david, devon. any information - much appreciated.
red mail looking for
William Stone, married a lady with the surname Boucher ( first name not known as yet )William was a coal merchant. He had a son that I know of, a Jack Reginald Stone, who was born in Newton Abbot.Does anyone know where these Stones originated? And also if there were any other children? Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
red mail John Quick
I am searching for a John Quick who left the Devon area for Newfoundland in the mid 1800s. I have found a William Quick who left Devon around that same time so William and John maybe brothers. If anyone knows any details regarding this, then I'd be so grateful. I'd love to know any of the connections left behind in Devon as well. Thank a million.
red mail venning packe
I am looking for relatives of john venning packe born 1847 in lypitpen? mother Anne. he was an innkeeper in Highweek street, newton abbott in 1875 married isabelle cole in about 1870 and then went to london.
red mail Trend / Turpin
I have a Great Aunt, Rose Turpin that married a P.J. Trend some time between 1899 and 1904 and they lived in Newton Abbot, Devon in 1904. Can anyone help me out there.
Am looking for anyone who has a connection to my great-grandmother. All I know at this time is that her name was Medland and she was likely married to a Mr. Lowe in 1910 at Newton Abbot. (It is possible that her name was Charolotte.) She had my grandfather in Newton Abbot in 1913 his name was Sidney Percy. There is a possibility of their being a second boy, Peter, but this is not clear. Would be happy to hear from any other Medlands from this area of Devon.
red mail Mary Jane Haynes
Her father was an Anglican priest - as was her brother. She left for South Africa circa 1850+ with a companion where she met my great grandfather. Any suggestions?
red mail looking for Winsor from Newton-Abbot
Hi, I am looking for family information on my maternal grandfather, ARchibald Alfred Richard Winsor born in 1888. His name appears on the 1891 UK census for Newton-Abbot although he was born in Suffolk. He states his father's name as William James Winsor and his mother as Elizabeth Winsor on his marriage certificate although his mother is listed as Jannie or Janie Winsor on the 1891 census. He came to Canada sometime prior to 1912 as he met and married my grandmother Nellie Earle in Saskatoon Saskatchewan in 1912. He was in the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve during World War 1. I know he left family behind in England. Archie died in 1944 in St. James, Winnipeg, Manitoba of a heart attack. I'd love to find his family and some photos of Archibald.
any info on tarr family name in devon 1800- 1900 ,
Looking for connection to william Pike and susannah Ellis married in 1847 born in Dawlish vicki
red mail Charles G. TRACE Family
I am looking for information on the Charles G. Trace Family who lived in Newton Abbot in the 1900s. I believe he was married to my g aunt Mabel Stevens in 1910. Mabel was born in Bishopsteignton and was a sister to Elsie who was my grandmother. Wouldlove to have any information on either of these families. I have a letter that George Trace( son of Charlie and Mabel)wrote to Elsie in 1942 when was in the RAF in Shaiba, Persia.
red mail Descendants of Thomas JAMES & John LEY
Charles JAMES(cordwainer)married Sarah LEY at Newton Abbot Register Office 1852. Living Cheltenham 1881 with children Clara, Mary Ann & Charles.At least one other sibling, Thomas. Is this the same Charles, son of Thomas JAMES living Market House1851? Also,I can find no other trace of Sarah's father John LEY, sailor. Have info to share; all connections sought.
James Family
Could anyone help me to find information on Horatio John James of St Woollos, Monmouthshire who married my grt. grt.grt.grt grandmother Sophia Evans in the 1870's. They had a daughter - Mary Annie Josephina James who married into the Radnor family.
red mail Explorer And Author
From The Century Cyclopedia of Names 1895 Sir Samuel White Baker was born in London 8th June 1821 and died at Newton Abbot 30th December 1893. An English traveller. He founded a settlement and sanatorium at Ceylon in 1847, and was in the Turkish railway service. He left Cairo for the sources of the Nile in 1861, explored the Blue Nile region 1861-62, and starting from Khartoum in 1862 he discovered Lake Albert Nyanza 14th March 1864. He commanded an Egyptian expedition in Central Africa in 1869-73 for the suppression of the Slave-trade and the annexation of territory to Egypt, he also travelled in Cyprus, Syria and India etc. He was the author of - 'The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon' 1854 - 'Eight Years Wanderings in Ceylon' 1855 - 'The Albert Nyanza etc' 1866 - The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia' 1867 - 'Ismailia etc' 1874 - 'Cyprus as I saw it' 1879 - 'Wild Beasts and their Ways' 1890
James, Thomas
My great-grandfather, Thomas James, married Elizabeth Ann Gale-3 children, one of those children would be my grandfather, Donald Cuthbert James born in Swansea in 1895. Looking for information on family.
red mail Newton Abbot Poor Law Union 1850
Newton Abbot - White - 1850 - p 457 The Union comprises 39 parishes. Their total average annual expenditure on the poor during the 3 years preceding the formation of the Union was £16,756. In 1838 it was £12,938, & in 1840 £15,997.The Workhouse, which has room for about 400 inmates, is pleasantly situated on the eastern side of the town, & is one of the best in England, both in external appearance & internal arrangement. The building & furnishing cost about £13,000. The various wards, yards etc occupy nearly 2 acres, & attached to it are about 2 acres of garden ground. There are 56 elected guardians & the Rev C Wolston is chairman. Mr John Alsop is the union clerk & supt.registrar; the Rev WF Good, chaplain: & James & Mrs Blythe, master & matron of the Workhouse.
red mail James
Seeking information on JAMES family living Market House, Newton Abbott 1851. Thomas 45(cordwainer),born Kingswear, wife Elizabeth 46, born Paignton, children Mary A.19, Charles 17, Harriett 14, all born Teignmouth, and Thomas James, gfather 75, bornDartmouth. All connections sought.
Searching For Hawkens Of Newton Abbott & Chelston Nr Torquay
I have been given to understand that my grandmother Eleizabeth Ellen Hawken was born in N/Abt in 1891 with brother Sydney Harold, (later of Chelston)Fredrick born 1873 and sisters Florance 1877 and Lucy 1979. So far I have been able to establish thattheir parents, my GG grand mother and father were Joseph 1855 and Charlotte (no maiden name) 1855ish. Any help would be appreciated.
Snelling Family
Edward Snelling b.1758 was parish clerk of Wolborough, Newton Abbot.His forebears go back to 1706, and a number of his descendants came to Australia.

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