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  1. South Tawton and Throwleigh Dunnings

    Is anyone familiar with families in and around South Tawton. I have alot of Dunnings in my tree who were born there and also some in Throwleigh going back to the 1500s. A part of my tree, going back to this period, was carried out by a Devon Herald and I am looking to find out more about the...

    Started by Dunning‎, 19-07-2014 3:02 PM
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  2. SANDERS - Ellacombe, Torquay

    My great-grandparents, Frederick Sanders (1862) and Mary Ann Raymond (1864), married in Newton Abbot on 22 April 1883. With their children Frederick James (1883), James Henry (1885), George William (1891), Eveline Bessie (1893), Amy Jane (1896), Winifred Maud (1899) and Mabel Susan (1903) they...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 27-03-2010 7:35 AM
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  3. John Alfred W Ponton 1911 Census

    My ancestor John is shown in the 1911 Census living at Ottery St Mary and is listed as a physician and surgeon. He is living there with his wife Florence Maria (maiden name not known) and there are no children Can anyone obtain any more recent information about them after the census. Did they have...

    Started by Eric Ponton‎, 18-05-2010 8:48 PM
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  4. Devon Parish Registers online

    Now on Findmypast. But.... I have a marriage at All hallows on the Walls at Exeter in 1853. It is on an even numbered page in the Marriage Register. All the even number pages are missing off of the findmypast series :nono:. So if you can't find your relative that might be the reason!

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 30-05-2014 8:39 PM
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  5. Fatal road accident, Seaton 1978

    Hi all, My half brother Kevin John Sully (b1957) was killed in a road accident on 29/7/1978 in Seaton. I was 5 at the time and never really knew Kevin. I am looking for more information on where and how Kevin died. I submitted a FOI request to Devon & Cornwall Police, but they have responded...

    Started by Martinwwhite‎, 22-05-2014 4:39 PM
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  6. METTERS - Tavistock area - 1911

    From the 1911 census index I have deduced the following possible family group living in the Tavistock area:- Ernest Metters (1882), William Henry (1903), Thomas (1905) and Mar (1908) Is someone able to confirm that this, in fact, a family unit, possibly living in the Brentor/Blackdown/Mary...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 15-05-2014 7:58 PM
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  7. Smile Gillard family Kingsbridge

    I am looking for information on the Gillards of Kingsbridge and surrounding areas. I have hit a brick wall. I have the following info so far. Cyril John Gillard-Grandfather born-1898 John T Gillard -G/grandfather born-1871c Susan Gillard (nee Bardens)-G/grandmother born-1872 I need to...

    Started by babybels71‎, 26-08-2005 4:42 PM
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  8. Mystery Sister

    On 7 Feb 1919 the Western Times reported on the funeral of Mark Sanders of Kingsteignton. Listed among the mourners were his sisters, Mrs Hart, Mrs J Miller, Mrs A Nieas9 and Miss Sanders. I have identified Maria Hart, Sarah Ann Miller and the unmarried Hannah. It is the fourth sister that is...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 15-02-2014 9:48 AM
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  9. John Luke Williams - Plymouth.

    John Luke Williams was one of 14 children born to George and Mary Frances Williams of Plymouth Devon. John was born in 1890 and he died in 1977 in Plymouth. On the 1911 census he is working in a Plymouth hotel as a porter and is listed as single. During WW1 he served with the RAMC. When he was...

    Started by Devonmade‎, 03-02-2014 4:07 PM
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  10. Clement ancestors

    Are any fellow researchers looking for their Clement ancestors from the villages of Bow, Down St Mary, and surrounds? My own branch of the Clement family came from that area and I would be very interested in any information held by other members of the tribe!! My branch of the family headed to...

    Started by Daphne‎, 18-01-2014 4:29 PM
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  11. Thomas Haydon m Sarah Ellis 1858 Bradninch

    Anyone know anything about the Haydon and Ellis families in Bradninch? Especially interested in Sarah's siblings, including Eliza Mary Ellis, my ancestor, who ended up in NZ (as did her brothers John Ashford and Peter).

    Started by mcgavin‎, 25-09-2013 5:30 AM
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  12. Question Gill Family, Kingston Devon around 1900s?

    Hello, I am trying to add some layers to our tree. It is very short so far only going back to pre WW2 at best. We know of a Frederick Gill from Kingston, believed to be married to Beatrice. My Aunt was sent there as a child during summer holidays and the war. Frederick and Beatrice had at least...

    Started by crankup‎, 28-10-2013 9:15 PM
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    My gg grandfather, John HOLCOMBE, is in the Union Workhouse, with three of his 9 children in the Census for 1851 and again in 1861. In 1861 Eliza missing but John 6 yrs now with him and Samuel and Edwin. This lead me to believe that his wife, Sarah Ann LUXTON, had died but no so. Can't...

    Started by jleewood‎, 17-01-2009 3:22 AM
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  14. Brooks Plymouth.

    Looking for info on the brooks family who resided at coxside, before the war. Main interest is George glessing brooks. His mother was Rosetta Julia glessing, died 1897. father was Alfred brooks, died 1915. George was born in 1886. They lived in Fareham place, Clare house, by the gas works. He had...

    Started by Emmathomas3‎, 26-09-2013 9:46 PM
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  15. Captain James Walter RN m. Stoke Damerel 1817

    I have had great help in finding out more about Martha Coombe a couple of years ago http://www.british-genealogy.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-67064.html? But I have now reached something of a dead end regarding her parentage. I am therefore trying to find out anything about her first husband...

    Started by PeterTomlinson‎, 14-08-2013 3:37 PM
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  16. Burial Records

    I am looking for the burial records for Instow in Devon. 29/March 1954. Kenneth A Stewart.(Katie S Martin) widow.

    Started by kenbhoy‎, 01-09-2013 12:54 PM
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  17. Smile Ponisi - Devonport and St. Austell Cornwall

    I am seeking relationships between and information on the following Ponisi families of Devonport and St. Austell. Dates shown are mainly based on Free BMD: Dominick Ponisi, 1881 census shows b. 1820 Devonport, occupation French Polisher, wife Matilda b. 1822 Devonport. Dominick died Mar 1892 St....

    Started by Isambard‎, 22-07-2012 6:11 PM
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  18. "Bessie" Sanders/Saunders b c 1871 Torquay(?)

    In 1881 Bessie is shown as living in the household of James and Mary A Saunders, 7 Hoxton Road, Torquay. Mary was her step mother, her own mother, Susan, having died a year earlier. I am having trouble in tracing her birth on BMD. This is not helped by the fact that the family name quite...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 22-08-2013 11:10 AM
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  19. Help with James Adams - Devon

    Hi, Am trying to find out the parents & siblings of my 5x G Grandfather James Adams alongside where James hailed from. The only info I have is that on Sep 30 1773 he married a Jane Heddon (by marr license) in Sampford Spiney. Sometime after the marriage they went & lived in Northlew. Jane I think...

    Started by bethel3‎, 11-03-2008 4:18 PM
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  20. Gely of Devonport

    Have I got the right name? Elizabeth Ward, a widow, married William Linn in Bermondsey in 1840 Her father was transcribed as Peter Gaby, working at the dockhead, but having got nowhere with this name, I looked again and I think the name is Gely From subsequent censuses, she was born in...

    Started by annabel‎, 27-05-2013 11:47 PM
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