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SHEBBEAR and a strange ritual. Round an open space stand its cottages, with the village pump in their midst. In one corner is an aged oak that must have seen a dozen generations of village folk walking to churc... more
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red mail Ackland family Shebbear
Is anyone researching the Ackland family of Shebbear please? Any info would be appreciated, although my particular interest is in Samuel Ackland who married Mary Daniel b1791 and their family - William b 1820, Arscott b 1825 and Lewis b 1827.Many thanks
red mail andrew/parkins
Hi I am looking for James Andrew later known as James Parkin/s whose parents were John and Ann. It is believed he was born in Shebbear and he later married Martha Bawden from Cornwall.
red mail Ellen PEARCE/Wood(s)
Ellen listed with James Wood(s)Spraywood on 1841 census. Not found 1851. Believe this is uncle that she traveled to Canada with in 1842. Need her parentage or any other info available.
red mail Hosford, Larkworthy
Searching for grandfather's ancestors and any available details of wife - John Hosford, born in Shebbear 1861. His parents were John and Ann (Larkworthy) - Ann died in 1891. John Hosford joined the Army in 1878 and died in 1949
red mail Thorne of Shebbear
I am serching the death of Ebeneser Thorne born in Shebbear, Devon in 1835 as a son of the Bible Christian printer and preacher Samuel Thorne and his wife Mary O'Bryan (Bryant). Both of Ebenezers wifes died and was buried in Queensland Australia, but Ebenezer apparently died in the home country sometime after 1905
red mail Headmasters of Shebbear College
The Old Shebbearians'Association, which in 2008 celebrates the 100th anniversary of its foundation, is seeking descendants of the following headmasters: H.C.O'Donnaghue (1841-42); John Pyer (1846); William Kelly (1847-55) and John Rounsefell (1909-33).
red mail COLLECOTT
Searching for any information on Edward Collecott born abt 1790 in Shebbear & his wife Elizabeth nee HOOPER, born abt 1812 in Devonport.
red mail HUNKIN
I live at Halwill and have found an interesting brick when demolishing a barn. It bears the scratched inscription, 'E Hunkin 13'. A search suggests this might have been Ehrad Hunkin from Shebbear who would have been around 13 at the time the barn was built. If it interests you, contact me.
red mail Balsdon of Shebbear
I am looking for James Balsdon (1816-1892) and wife Mary Isaac (1822-1889) who immigrated to Ontario. I believe his parents were James Balsdon (1789-1868) and Kitty Wivell(1791-1878).
red mail WATKINS
Looking for anyone researching this name, or any name connected with it, in or around Shebbear.
red mail COCK
Looking for anyone researching this name, or any name connected with it, in or around Shebbear.
red mail Backway Farm
Does anyone have any historical backgound to Backway Farm please? My ancestor (John Watkins b.1776 at Northlew) was farming Backway in the 1841 census.
red mail SANDERS of Shebbear
Looking for anyone else researching the SANDERS family of Shebbear, Devon.
MOORE / BOND - Devonshire
Simon BOND married Margaret MOORE abt. 1820. I can't find a Marriage but their children are listed as being baptised at Bible Christian, SHEBBEAR from 1822 - 1829. Simon 1822, Elizabeth 1824, Richard 1826, William 1829. I think this is our SIMON & RICHARD BOND who emigrated to VIC - Australia in 1850's. Two of their sisters (Margaret & Harriet BOND) also decided to emigrate. Does anyone have an interest in these names and is willing to share information?
red mail Shebbear College - Rev Kelly
My great grandfather x4, William Kelly, was headmaster of Shebbear College 1847-1855. Any info appreciated.

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