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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. "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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Thumbs up Hemyock/Culmstock/Sampford Arundel Records

    I forgot to mention that I have access to the bmd on microfiche for Hemyock Devon,the transcribed parish records for Culmstock Devon to 1837 and parish records for Sampford Arundel Somerset to 1837 (although anything prior to 1700 is very faint). If anyone needs a lookup from these areas, let me...

    Started by caliope‎, 28-07-2008 2:07 PM
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  16. SHAW: John Devonshire England

    John Shaw was born b.Nov 8 1824 Devonshire England CDN CENSUS:1881 SHAW John 50 , wife Jane 28, 3kids CDN CENSUS 1891 SHAW John 64, wife Jane 37, 4 kids BIRTH: birth date shows on death register and birthplace of Devonshire England. MARRIAGE: October 1873; John age 42, Jane Calvert...

    Started by shaw.shoo‎, 26-12-2012 4:22 AM
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  17. Mary Ann TONKIN b1815 - Stoke Damerel, Devon

    I seem to have hit a brick wall with Mary Ann Tonkin b 1815. She was baptised 24 Dec 1815 at Stoke Damerel, Devon and her father is shown as William (labourer). She married a John Letcher b1815 St Agnes on 6 October 1838 at St Agnes, Cornwall where her father is shown as William Tonkin (miner). ...

    Started by johnszymala‎, 27-01-2013 6:48 PM
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  18. Which Parish?

    Folks, I have a birth certificate for Emily Rosa Varcoe,1843 in Devonport,Plymouth with an address of 4 Mills Street;using Google maps i find St Aubyn as the nearest church but cannot find it on Hugh Wallis or Devon OPC.This is my first foray into Devon so any assistance is welcomed. Eric

    Started by warncoort‎, 22-01-2013 11:00 AM
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  19. Question Frederick Hurrell HOLBERTON in 1851?

    I am looking for any record of Frederick Hurrell HOLBERTON born about 1820 (one record gives 28/10/1821) possibly in the Totnes area. Possible parents are William HOLBERTON & Elizabeth HARRIS. He emigrated to Qld Australia and settled in Toowoomba. Any suggestions?

    Started by Judy M‎, 22-02-2005 4:41 AM
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  20. Henry Jacka [Jackey] 1851 censsu

    Can you please help me decipher a placename on the 1851 census, please? I have posted an extract from the 1851 census at http://www.kenripper.co.uk/1851.JPG which shows Henry Jacka (shown here as Jackey) living in Deptford, Kent but with a birthplace which looks like Shimley to me. I've not been...

    Started by kenripper‎, 26-01-2013 9:08 PM
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