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County town: Exeter
Other major towns: Plymouth, Torquay
Origins of Name: District of the Dumnonii, Anglo Saxon/ Brittonic
Population 1801: 340,308
Population 1961: 823,751
Acreage: 1,671, 613
Urban Land 1961: 9%
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researching families in the Devon locality with the surname Tole/tolle/toll. Have partially completed tree from 1633 - 2005. Would love to hear from anyone with these surnames or anyone researching these names. Thank you
red mail serching Sagar/Thorpe
I am trying to find any information relating to my grandfather Ernest harry Sagar> He ran a Pub in devon around the 1920s. He married an Eva annie Thorpe and they had a son born 1923, My father, an olny child. Also serching for any information on My Grandmother Eva Thorpe,I know she came from a large family and had one sister called Lena, who lived in devon also.
red mail Pugsley - Harberton
Thomas Pugsley married Ann Hill around 1820ish probably in Harberton. Any further info would be treasured.
red mail George Jordan
I am looking for family of George Jordan who married Tabatha (Tobiatha?) Quantick (nee Leader) in Ashcombe 2 Feb 1831. George was born about 1805, but I can't be sure he was actually born in Devon. George and Tabatha emigrated (with their family) to New Zealand in 1842 and I can share further details of george & Tabatha in NZ. I need help identifying George's parents and family please.
red mail Stephens family of Torrington
I am researching the Stephens family who lived in Torrington around 1850s onwards - last known family member would be Albert Stephens c1880s. Any information would be appreciated.
John Harman born 1795, Saltash Devon England. He was a Seaman. John was tried 19 March 1821, at the Kent assizes, and sentenced to transportation to Australia for life. He arrived on the Minerva on 21 December 1821, and was forwarded to Windsor for distribution. He married Friday 4 May 1827, Sackville Reach to Elizabeth Everingham. They had 3 children Samuel 1828, Elizabeth 1831, Sarah 1834. I would love any informaton on John before his trial and after the birth of Sarah as he disappeared around this time.
red mail challice
john born 1853/married ,mary ann worr sept 1872,in devon arrived in canada (first record child william born 1879 dec 14 in ontario a descendant .trying to find info on how they arrived and additional family history
I am looking for info. on the following persons who were in the 1881 census as living at CAMBRIDGE ROAD, STOKE -DAMEREL, DEVON. JOHN WATSON aged 57 born in Wigtownshire SCOTLAND A Chief Engineer in the Royal Navy MARY G His wife aged 42 born Totnes Devon MARY E daughter aged 16 born Devonport JOHN K son aged 11 born Ford ALICE M daughter aged 6 born Ford Many thanks I believe him to be the last of my ggg grandparents thirteen children that I have to find
County Asylum, Devon
I have just received a death certificate for a relation of mine Ernest Street Grace who died in the County Asylm Exminster, if any one has a photo of the Asylum around 1918 I would be very Grateful
Does anyone have information on John Lifton a Sailor and his wife Mary I think her maiden name was Lumley married in 1809 in the parish of PLYMOUTH CHARLES that is all the information I have and on the Marriage document it does not give any parents name, but there is a note of a letter N which means there is further information to be had.
red mail Sir Rowland Hill Decendant
My father, Vernon Roy Hilton Hill, was born in Devon, England on February 13, 1918 to George and Gladys (Pontefract(sp) Hill. Vernon and his younger sister, Marion, traveled to Canada with their Mother by ship in 1924. Half way across the Atlantic, the ship sank and the three had to return to England. Two years later, Mother and children reunited in Canada. George Hill was a Police Officer. The story is that George was a direct decendant to Sir Rowland Hill. Any info is welcome. Thank you.
Ellis Family in Crediton Devon
Does anyone have any connection to the Ellis Family that stayed in crediton, Mathew Ellis, William Ellis,Daniel Watson Ellis, William Walter Ellis,any information would be very grateful for my family tree thanks Dawn
DESPERATELY SEARCHING for help with My 3 x great grandfather who was THOMAS HARRIS. He was born about 1791-3 place unknown. He was married in 1815 to Jane Gosling (also known as Jenny Bartlett Gosling) at Salcombe Regis in Devon in 1815. Thomas was buried at Salcombe Regis in 1859. Thomas was an agricultural labourer. Their children were baptised at Salcombe Regis:- William (1816), Mary (1820), Eliza (baptised 1822 & buried 1824), Robert (1823), Eliza (1826), John (1828), James (1831), Henry (1837). The family are on Salcombe Regis 1841 and 1851 census living at Trow in Salcombe Regis. Does anyone recognise these names in their family tree?
red mail George & Florrie Brayley (nee Speed)
Looking for family of George and Florrie (nee Speed) Brayley. Married 21st February 1921 in Chulmleigh Devon.
red mail Putt
I am related to John Putt b.1822 Also Gabriel Putt b.1825 married to Mary Wood b. 1825 I have other dates prior and after
Mary Fry / Robert Tucker
Looking for info Mary Fry born Shute Devon abt. 1798 married Robert Tucker born Dallwood Devon abt 1792. They lived Huntshays Stockland in 1851, Robert giving his occupation as a Dairyman. They had at least 4 sons ;George b1823; James abt1825 Charles abt1830; and Mark abt1838 ;.These 4 sons came to Australia . Would appreciate any info anyone cam give my.
Looking for information Robert Tucker married Mary Fry of Stockland Devon.Four of their children George(b 1823) James (1825) Charles (1830) and Mark (1838) came to Australia on the 'Harbinger' 12/2/1849. All the Brothers settled in the Maitland district of New South Wales. Australia.
red mail Davey pedigree
Names: Davey, Wilkinson, White, Behenna, Neame
red mail Putt
I have information regarding Putt family dating back to 1666 from devon to New Plymouth New Zealand. Also Gilbert; Atkins; Hartley; McDonnell
Turl Family
Trying to find out info on my ggrandfather's (William George Turl 1858-1903)brothers George Turl 1859-,Tom Turl 1865-, and there sister Thirza who married John Woolley in 1897 .They are from the colyton area.
red mail Pugsley
Searching for birth of George Pugsley somewhere in Devon around 1838. He marrried Mary ? and had a daughter Elizabeth in Bermondsey.
red mail Searching for ancestors
Samuel CONGDON born abt 1819 at Torquay or Plymouth Devon. He died in Newfoundland. His death & marriage records differ on the place of his birth. His father was James and he had a sister who lived to be abt 112 yrs old (her name may have been Elizabeth) .Sam visited England (the place of his birth) on many occasions. Any information on him or his ancestors would be greatly appreciated as I am one of his descendants. Thank you Shirley in Newfoundland.
red mail Burrington : Saunders/Parkhouse
Looking for my great grandparents descendants of Frederick Saunders b:1858/59 (burrington) and Sussanna Parkhouse b: 1859/60(Ashreigney)any parish records or census earlier than 1881
red mail edward noah simmons
im looking for edward noah simmons who was born in newton abbott devon on 20th november 1909, he may not be alive any more but im his grandaughter trying to find any family, my mother is his daughter edwina born 1947 and she has not seen hi since shewas 3 and he is believed to have had 2 sons from a previous marriage who may still live in the area who edwina has never met, his parents were james and annie simmons who were married around 1898, and they had a son harold whom i think was their first child, please reply with any information on edward noah simmons or either of his 2 sons....
red mail Samuel Ware family
Any information regarding Samuel Ware born c1867. Emmigrated to Australia before 1893. Father possibly Samuel also or perhaps Samuel in his name somewhere. My ggrandfather, possibly from Cornwall. Anyone know anything please!!
red mail Crocker-Butler
I am looking for information on Louisa Jane Crocker and William Butler-Louisa born-1852 and William born-1852 also, I think. Wiliam was a tin plater - they had four children-Ross, Charles, Annie, and william. Did William and Louisa have siblings?
Hortop and Rowe family of Clovelly/ Hartland/ Bideford, Devon, England
I am looking for any information connected with the Hortop and Rowe families in Devon. They come from the Clovelly, Bideford and Hartland areas of North Devon. This is the information I have so far: Hortop family: Rowland Sutton Hortop (born c 1846)(a sailor), married Charlotte ???? and had the following children: Fanny Hortop (Born c 1875) William (born c 1879) Rowland (born c 1882) William Hortop (also a sailor) married Emmeline Rowe in 1908 (see below for her family details) and had a son,Rowland Hortop in 1912 (they had other children, but I have not managed to trace them yet). Rowland Hortop married Bertha Florence Hancock and they had a son, David Hortop born 1947. Rowe family: Henry Rowe (born c1830)(Farm Labourer) Married Fanny???? and had the following children: Mary J Rowe (Born c1873) William Rowe (Born c1875) James H Rowe (Born c1876) Thomas Rowe (Born c1878) Elizabeth Ann Rowe (Born c1880) Charlotte Rowe (Born c1882) Alfred Richard Rowe (Born c1885) Fanny Grace Rowe (Born c1887) Lewis Rowe (Born C1889) Emmeline Rowe (Born c1890) Emmeline Rowe married William Hortop in 1908 (as detailed above). Any information on these families would be gratefully appreciated. Many Thanks Elizabeth.
red mail UNDREY
Seek information on a John Undrey, who was born in Devon circa 1740 and emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, circa 1760. Any information on this family or known decendants would be appreciated. Family in Devon may have spelled the name as Underhayin some generations.
red mail CHEEK
Seek information on the family of Roger Cheek, who married Hannah Saunders in Wolborough in 1730. Roger and Hannah emigrated to Newfoundland circa 1750. Any information on this family or known descendants would be appreciated. Roger's family may havecome from Exeter.
red mail DIX
Seek information on the family of John and Ann Dix of West Teignmouth. Their son John(born 1789) emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in the early 1800s. Any information on this family or known descendants would be appreciated. Name in Newfoundlandwas spelled Dicks.
Looking for TAPP Family
I am looking for details & ancestors Henry TAPP, a labourer and a farmer, born in Devonshire, England in 1836, Emmigrated to Australia. Year not known.Have since found Henry's parents and siblings thanks to Curious Fox. Parents William Tapp born abt 1806 Exminster, St Thomas, Devonshire, England and Martha Mose Bn 1807 Dorset. Is anyone related. I would like to go back further along this line.
red mail Raymond Price
I'm looking for any info anyone may have on a man named Raymond Price. He was an artist, and his last known address was in Teignmouth, Devon. He has been jailed for petty crimes: he takes money from people saying he needs a train fare home. I'm a member of a group called Join Me: we carry out random acts of kindness for strangers: and the first person we ever helped out was Raymond! Imagine our dismay when we found out he was a convicted criminal!! If anyone has any information on this guy, we'dlove to hear from you: he's the main character in the book of out story, Join Me by Danny Wallace! Thanks very much for your help! Mhairi
red mail South West Family Histories / Stuart Raymond
This 128 page book attempts to list all the published family histories and pedigrees relating to families from the South West, i.e. Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire & Gloucestershire. A tremendous amount of research has been published; I have not counted the number of families mentioned, but it must be well over 2,000. Published by the Federation of Family History Societies in association with SA & MJ Raymond.
Albert Simmons
I am trying to locate the family of Albert Simmons born in 1868 in Devonshire, England. He immingrated to Canada around 1890, migrated to USA through Detroit, Michigan later on, settled in Ontario, California where he married Laura Adell Woods Parker, in Ontario, San Bernardino, Calfiornia on August 19, 1896.
red mail Looking For Snows Or Derbys(darby, Darbey, Darbie)
The Derbys were well represented in Devon, Dorset, and Somerset between 1550 and 1700 and later. They may have had a connection to my ancestor William Snow.
This surname has suddenly cropped up, and is believed to be a derivation of SHOPLAND. Any information about it, or knowledge of a person with the name, would be appreciated.
red mail Card Or Cardy Of Churston Ferrers, 1590
seeking info Edward Card or Cardy of Devonshire married Elizabeth Smith 1590.
red mail Long's Family Of Devon
Looking for the decendents of John, Samuel,Francis and William Long from Chawleigh DEVON Found Francis Long in 1901 living in Crediton Devon anyone know of this family.
red mail Saunders Family Of Devon
Looking for the decendents of Frederick and Susanna (nee.Parkhouse) from Burrington Devon. The Saunders family are from Chulmleigh and the Parkhouse family from Ashreigney.
red mail Speed's Devon
Looking for the family of SPEED'S from Axminster,Chulmleigh and South Molton Devon.
red mail Parkhouse
Parkhouse's from Ashreigney, Burrington,Chulmleigh and South Molton
red mail Great Torrington
WARD Christopher Farmer married Louisa BLAKE and worked as Gardener and Cook on Lundy Island for family HEAVEN. One known son John Blake WARD was witness to marriage in Australia of Annie Louisa WARD and Walter Charles Hudson HEAVEN, February 14 1895. Walter and Annie returned to England and had 2 daughters. Annie died in Royal Portsmouth Hospital aged 30yrs March 15 1906. Have found 1 only possible birth cert. for Annie in Wolverhampton August 27 1876. Parents Joseph WARD and Sarah Ann (HILL)Was this Joseph a son of Christopher and Louisa WARD? who seemingly took on rearing Annie on Lundy Island. Any connections or more information appreciated.
red mail Perrim William B. Abt 1830/32
Searching for information on G.Grandfather: William (?Alfred)PERRIM said to be born in Devonshire UK. around 1830 or 1832. HIS father also said to be William Perrim, and HIS mother Mary ?.....William (Alfred) PERRIM came to Australia, married Mary Ann Keziah Kennedy MELOY in 1868/9 Sydney, Aust. My grandfather was William Alfred PERRIM b.1876 Glebe NSW Australia....married Eliza Ellenor JOHNSON in 1906 NSW Australia.
red mail Alfred Harry Piercy
Any information concerning the family,Alfred Harry was born Jan place of birth unknown but Southern Counties definite.
red mail Matthews, Gillard
Looking for the ancestors of William Matthews who lived in Ottery St. Mary marrying Sara Ham in 1788 and Elizabeth Whitcombe in 1808. Also for the ancestors of Samuel Gillard who married Sarah Hall in Ottery St. Mary in 1744
red mail Millman
Henry Millman b. 1803 m. Ann Callard, they had son Jonothan b. 1820 Cornwall m. Mary Ann Watson 1844 had son John married Martha Mary Childs.
red mail Hepditch Family
Robert Hepditch was born around 1790 and was married to Elizabeth Edwards who was born around the same date.They moved to Newfoundland and I am endeavouring to make the English connection for both families.This family settled around Lamaline,Nfld andfrom information we have indicates that he may have been a constable.If anyone has any information on the Hepditch name please advise.Thanks for your assistance.
Looking for details about John Skanes who moved to Newfoundland somewhere around the early 1800's.Possibly to Bell Island,Conception Bay.
William Holmes and Sophia Snow married in the Parish of Mortehoe in May 1828. They lived in Mortehoe until about 1836 when thy moved to Georgeham where they farmed until the early 1850's when the family emigrated to Canada. Sophia's parents were William Snow and Julian Coates of Mortehoe and West Down. We believe that William Holmes' parents were Katherine Richards and William Holmes and that Katherine's parents were William Richards and Joanna Benham. Joanna was the daughter of Francis Benham and Ann Whitfield. Ann, the daughter of William Holmes and Sophia Snow married William Bray Scott of Tawstock in 1851 and then emigrated to Canada. The eldest son, William, married Mary Smith about 1851 but they did not emigrate until the early 1870's. Any further information on any of these people will be appreciated
red mail Looking For Info
my husband's family was from Devonshire...looking for info on John Parnell Searle & Jane Treby
Wood, Charles Henry
Looking for any info on Charles Henry WOOD, b 1868 possibly Devon. Son of William Walter Wood. Husband of Mary Ann Lucy Wood Way b August 19, 1871, Otterton. Father of 13 surviving children. Possibly spent time on the training ship 'Clio'.
Looking for any info on Maria Young born circa 1843. Mother, Elizabeth born in Exeter. Father, James Young, a soldier who served in the Crimea. No further details available.

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