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Seen on the skyline for miles before it is reached, SOUTH MOLTON is a town that cannot be hid. The great tower with its traceried belfry windows stands 140 feet, and by it are three cool avenues of limes leadin... more
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red mail Vernon family.
I would like any information on the families of William and Mary VERNON(Bray/Brayley?) who lived at 94 East Street South Molton in 1855 before coming to Australia.They came to Australia with 4 of their children. I would like to contact any family members that still reside in Devon. Regards Beverley
red mail Alma Rowcliffe
I am seeking information about Alma Rowcliffe,her siblings and parents.Alma Rowcliffe was born:1873 in South Moulton and married Mark Squire in 1892 in swansea.
Is anyone researching the Paul family who lived at Bidders Court South Molton?
Trying to find out more about James Lake born 1907 who married Elsie Bond 1932 South Molton
red mail skinner
Trying to trace ancestors of William Blake Skinner born around 1818 who married Elizabeth Heath circa 1845. When William married, he dropped the surname of Skinner and called himself William Blake on his marriage certificate. He states that he came from South Moulton Devon. Can anyone help.
red mail Robert Railton Fitzgerald, a Sub Postmaster?
I now have the death certificate for my great uncle, Robert Railton Fitzgerald, and it shows that he died in 1959. It also shows his address as Primrose Cottage, South Molton but does not mention his wife and children, so I still dont know what happened to them. It appears he was a Sub Postmaster, which is new to me, so can anybody please provide me with details of where he was postmaster.
red mail Cobley, Summers
My Great Grandfather was John Cobley a Tinsmith Milk Cheesemaker(according to Census) born in South Molton, married (1899 in Hackney)Bessie Susan Summers from Barnstaple and settled in Willesden/Wood Green Area. John moved to Wickford on one of the plotlands eventually. Their children were Beatrice Daisy, John(Jack), William Thomas, Winifred Bessie, Dorothy Mabel(Doll), and my grandfather Edward Cobley. I am interested to find the reason for move to London and more about my Great Aunt Winifred(born 1906) who was the only family member to return to Barnstaple where she died some time after 1975, She lived in Loverings Court in 1975. She was in the Salvation Army and I am interested to learn more about her.
red mail Thorne family
I have traced my family back to Molton after many years of searching. It would appear that my grandmother was illegitimate and not born Parry but Thorne. Her mother Jane Thorne went from Molton to Pontypridd or near and married Robert Owen Parry. Jane Thornes Mother Elizabeth and two sons of Elizabeth Thorne later followed to go and live with Jane and Robert. I have managed to trace the family back to abt 1792 and forward to 1936. Any info prior to 1792 would be grateful or after 1936 up til 1974. If you are a part of this family or think that you maybe please email me. I have been doing this for years no and these are the blnaks that I can not fill in
red mail Orphanage
Does any one know any thing about the Orphanage that was in exsistance in the 1900's my father went there as a baby in 1917 and i'm desperate for any info on it have tried the museum, Devon records all to know avail.
red mail Nicholls, John
Looking for the family of John NICHOLLS born South Molton c1827?, mother Anne BERRY, father William?. John died in Drummoyne, NSW, Australia on 9 May 1916. The names of George, Rowland and Fitzwilliam appear on some documents in Australia but we have no confirmation that the names were legit. John married Eliza BANKS in Sydney in 1856. Her parents were John BANKS and Sarah WILLIS. Eliza was born St Michael Bedwardine, Worcester in December 1827. Anne, Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
red mail Richard Shaddick b. c1792
Gives this as birthplace on census. Married to Hannah Pring of Milverton in Bristol in 1818. I have looked through S. Molton Parish Registers and can find no entries for shaddicks in late 18th century. Does anyone know of this family?
red mail Sage Family
I am researching my g g grandfather John Sage,born around 1830 in South Molton. He was married to Ann(maiden name unknown),she was was born in Tiverton,Devon.They had 4 children,William,John Henry,Mary Ann and George. On the 1871 census they are living in Sheffield,Yorkshire.
red mail Frederick Harrington
Frederick harrington I am looking for any information on my great grandfather Frederick Harrington's later life. He was born in Nafferton 1870 and married Maud Johnson in Hull in 1897, they went on to have 7 children. Frederick died in South Molton, Devon in 1951, having left home. I understand he lived at "Flinton Mill" ?South Molton prior to his death. Does any one have any information on his life between 1926 and 1951 or does any one remember Fred, he was apparently an old soldier and a bit of a charecter.
red mail Joyce/Joce in Soth Molton
Hello, Does any body have any info on the JOYCE formerly JOCE family who were present in the South Molton area of Barnstaple during the 1800s. My ggg grandfather William lived there and married Jane RUDD in 1872. Looking to find out more about my name, thanks. Steve
red mail William Chapple (South Molton) c.1796
Can anyone kindly assist me with finding the ancestors of William Chapple born South Molton about 1796,married to Mary (if you know Mary's maiden name that would also be very helpful), children, Mary Ann Chapple 1821 (married to George Grimshire 1849), Betsy 1831, William 1835 and Maria 1837. Previously I madethe wrong connection and traversed back generations only to find out the William I had picked up, was the wrong william! As things stand my research is at a dead end. Thank you.
red mail John Tamlyn : South Molton
17:John Tamlyn B: 1771 South Molton moved to Bristol married Elizabeth Webb of Bristol in 1808. Occupation Accountancy.Any information would be helpful.
red mail sage, devon
lookin for relatives of john sage of south molton, devon. he married ann and had children, Elizabeth, William, John Henry and Mary Ann. He was born approx. 1824
red mail Charles Hicks
Born South Molton 1821. Moved to Devonport to join Navy by 1841. Mother believed to be Mary Hicks, also born South Molton. Any information welcomed!
red mail Charles
I am looking for my Fanny Charles b,1834, She moved to Cardiff and was registered on the 1841 census there living with two 16 yr olds who were straw bonnet makers, who were unrelated to her as far as I can tell. She was then registered in 1851 living with the Maggs family at the Rummer Tavern, Cardiff, listed as a niece. I would be glad of any information regarding her family.
red mail Ball & Huxtable Names
My 2G-grandfather, William Huxtable Ball, was born in South Molton or thereabouts in 1837. The middle name "Huxtable" was handed down through several generations. Wm H Ball later moved to Wales (Glamorgan) and raised a family. Any information on him or the Ball-Huxtable connection would be appreciated.
red mail Kingdon - South Molton
I have an Elizabeth Kingdon, d. William and Jane, born 22 Sep 1793, married Hugh Curtis 18 Sep 1815 in South Molton. One son, Orlando Curtis, b. 1827. I am trying to find when and where she died.
I would like to hear from anyone researching the KINGDON(m) family in the South Molton area.
red mail SNOW
Alfred SNOW m Ellen Sly in 1864 Tavistock. Was b 1823 in North Molton/Multon. Parents Joshua SNOW & Elizabeth CHAPPLE. Siblings - Elizabeth, Herbert, Joshua and Jemima.
red mail WIDGERY in South Molton
Elizabeth WIDGERY may have married Alfred SNOW abt. 1841. Can anyone help by pinpointing this. MY Alfred Snow's father was Jshua Snow.
red mail Hacche
My great great grandfather William Hacche was born on the 22nd of September 1860. He was the 6th child of John and Mary nee Manning. By 1871 William's parents had settled in Swansea where William eventually married Mary Williams (2nd March 1881). Tragically he died in 1887 when his daughter Ruth (my great grandmother) was only 6 weeks old. Any one with any information please get in touch!
red mail HEARDING (Harding)(Hardin)
FENNETTA HEARDING BORN South Molton, 1830. Mother may have name GUISAS. She married Richard Mardles in 1851.
red mail HEARDING (Harding)
FENNETTA (FENNELLA) HEARDING (Harding)(Hardin) born South Molton, 1830. She married RICHARD MARDLES of Exeter in 1851. Any info please.
red mail Webber/Gowman
Seeking Marriage details for Mary Ann Webber, born South Molton c1838, to Roger Gowman,son of Richard Gowman and Grace Dart, baptised Apr 16 1833 at Dolton. 1871 census shows Roger as unmarried staying at Horse and Jockey Inn on The Causeway, Dolton but there are so many Mary Ann Webber's in the region at that time that it is difficult to select the correct one. Yet in 1881 they are listed as Man and Wife in Birmingham with children Georgina, born in Oakhampton (1872) and Jessie, born in Newton Abbot (1866). Are there any descendants or researchers with access to local parish records who could help, please. Tony
red mail Vernon/Smyth
Looking for Information about Margaret Smyth born c 1804 married William Vernon South Molton
red mail JOHN TAYLOR born South Molton circa 1830.
John TAYLOR was born in South Molton circa 1830. He married Mary Anna Tayler 30 Mar 1851 in Stoke Pero, Somerset. I believe, but can't confirm John to be the son of John TAYLOR and Sarah DADDS. I have found a William TAYLOR son of John and Sarah christened 8th March 1812 in South Molton and now I am looking for the christening of his siblings. Sarah born circa 1817 who married William LANE in 1838, John born circa 1830 and George circa 1836. Any help would be appreciated.
red mail O'Neill
Seeking descendants of George O'Neill, born 1842 in Witheridge, near South Molton and Moffat O'Neill born 1844.
red mail Collacott/Stevens(Stephens)
John Collacott b1772 and Betty (Elizabeth) Stevens (Stephens) b1772 married at South Molton in March 1792. Had three children, John b1793; William b1795 and Betty b1797. Any information on this family or their ancestors would be appreciated.
red mail Joseph Warren
Joseph is the head of the household in 1851 census. He is a widow 68 years old has a daughter Susan Marsh, 4 Marsh grandchildren, and three Warren grandchildren, Harriet, William and Mary. His son William has come to America after the death of his wife Mary. Any Help much Appreciated. Thank You
red mail Family of Harriet Warren
Trying to find out what happened to Harriet's mother, Mary. She must of died between 1846-1848 because, Harriet's father William Warren comes to the United States in 1848 leaving Harriet with her grandfather Joseph Warren. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you
red mail BARTLETT
red mail SELLEY Families
John and Ann SELLEY (1841) -Listed children include Mary, George (8), Ann (5), Maria (4) and James (2). In 1881, both George and James can be located in London. George is a dairyman and James is a coachman. Does anyone know if the family is residing in South Molton in 1851, or what happened to Mary, Ann and Maria.
red mail Trenerry- South Molton
I have a John Trenerry, excise man and wife Jemima (poss Griffiths) baptising John Griffiths Trenerry, Edwin and William in Sth Molton between 1819 and 1824. Then John disappears and Jemima reappears in Bristol with the children, to live to a ripe old age and see her sons successfully educated. Has anyone any info on this family. John's ancestry is obviously Cornish, but was he born there or elsewhere? Where did he die and how?
red mail Widgery
I am looking for Widgery's resident in South Molton in the early 1800's Particularly of the Samuel Widgery linage.
I'm looking for the siblings and forebears of Anthony Stevens and his wife, Susannah Rowdon. They had a daughter, Ann (or Hannah), born 1803, a son, Anthony born 1806 and possibly other children. Any info. on the family welcome.
red mail John Nicholls
Searching for John Nicholls,b.1826/7 in South Molton. Parents Ann Berry and ? Nicholls (carpenter). Middle name might be George. Please help Fiona (Tasmania, Australia).
red mail Carhampton, Bryant and Cording
Does anyone have any info on the marriage of these two families in 1829?
red mail South molton
This is very vage but I am looking for a Mary Jane (surname unknown) (born 1844) who married a Samuel Bryant from withycombe in about 1871
red mail Blackmore/Nott
Would love any information about Thomas Blackmore or Mary Nott who were married in the Parish Church of Chumleigh on May 1, 1843. Thomas was a carpenter and his father, William, was a thatcher. Mary's father was a farmer. Thanks. Les.
red mail Wright + Loosemore
Samuel Wright married Ellen Loosemore in the Wesleyan chapel at South Molton in january of 1891. I have the family and children Charles, Beatrice, Samuel, Bertha and Minnie living at Ford Farm House near to Molland in 1901. Does anyone have info on this family. Thanks Bronwen
red mail Comers in South Molton
Looking for any Comers shown in 1841 census please, in particular William Comer b. South Molton 1827, later a convict in Parkhurst and John Comer b. Withypool and lived in South Molton form 1851 at least. Probably both related.
red mail Blackford Hasking Thomas Fry
Estelle Lewena Blackford b.31/12/1900 in Cardiff & married George Frederick Thomas (also born in Cardiff)in Cardiff 18/04/1921.Her father was William Joseph Blackfordand her mother was Ethelinda Matilda Fry who were married 03/11/1900.Her father wasRobert Fry.William Joseph Blackford was born 1876 in Aberdare Glamorgan.h\is father was George Blackford born North Molton and his mother was Elizabeth Hasking born South Molton. They were married in 1867 in South Molton.His father was John Blackfordand her father was a Joseph Hasking a butler.Any information i would be grateful, thanks
red mail Town Jailor
In 1850`s local directory gives Phillip Widgery as a bailiff and town jailor.
red mail South Molton Poor Law Union 1850
South Molton Union - White - 1850 - p 603 comprises 29 parishes. Their total average annual expenditure on the poor during the 3 years preceding the formation of the Union was £8655. In 1838, their expenditure was £7986; in 1840, £8190.13s, & in 1848, £10,806.18s. The Union Workhouse, at South Molton, is a large building, which was erected in 1836, at the cost of £4379, & has room for 230 inmates. Earl Fortescue is chairman of the Board of Guardians; Mr J E J Riccard is union clerk & supt.registrar; & the Rev T Clarke is the chaplain. Mr Thomas Redler & Suan Hamilton are master & matron of the Workhouse.
Shoplands In South Molton
During the 1700s and 1800s there were several SHOPLAND families in this small town. Any infomation on any of them will be welcome

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