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  1. Question Harry Finn and Rose (Hopper?), Bideford.

    Hello, I have recently began to help my partner trace her family history, as a family member began to do so some time ago, and she thought we could get further with the ease of access through the internet now. There is one family mystery that is incredibly difficult to solve, and even if it is...

    Started by tcolton‎, 29-07-2018 3:10 PM
    bideford, devon, finn, hopper, prouse
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  2. Coombe family, Devon

    Does anyone know anything of John Coombe, wife Mary and a son called George born between 1832-33ish. I think Lascelles could be Mary's maiden name, as George named one of his son's George Lascelles Coombe. I would particularly like to know if the first George also had Lascelles as a second...

    Started by JandL‎, 01-07-2018 3:20 AM
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  3. Post Researching coastguard Hamiltons of Kent

    Hello, New here -- I have several British lines I'm researching but my current project is my husband's maternal side, the Hamilton family, with William Hamilton (b: ca1841 in Devonport) being the furthest back I've found, with my husband descended through William's son Albert Sidney Hamilton (b:...

    Started by capronil‎, 09-06-2018 6:03 PM
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    coastguard, hamilton, herne, reculver, thanet
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  4. Researching Thomas Lane Burrows

    I have an extract from a handwritten family tree for "Thomas Burrows, eldest son of Wm Burrows baptized at Plymouth in 1803 married Miss Coombe in 1824, has a family one son and two daughters" I know his father was baptized at Milton Abbott in 1782, and his mother was Elizabeth Lane, and they...

    Started by PeterTomlinson‎, 20-01-2011 8:41 PM
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  5. Help needed with Maiden name

    I'm looking for the maiden name of Elizabeth Caroline Harriet ?? who married William Henry Way in Plymouth 1888. It looks like this record on free BMD has not yet been transcribed as I can only find William Way the reference is Q1 1888 5b / 375 Yes I know that I could order up a marriage...

    Started by Geoff1959‎, 02-04-2018 9:31 AM
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  6. Alfred E SERLE obituray

    Can anyone help with a bit of a mystery around an obitury for Alfred E Serle? Published in the Western Morning News 24/06/1937 The first interesting thing is that it states "chief mourners Harry and Arthur Serle" I have a Henry Serle b1877 but have not come accross anything else that suggests...

    Started by Geoff1959‎, 31-03-2018 8:54 AM
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  7. LostGggpa - James Christie/Christy ROBINSON

    This might be labelled a Brickwall but I thought I would post it here and link to the Brickwall forum. Not sure where to ask for replies - perhaps it's a good idea to see where the thread goes (IF ANYWHERE!) and then decide which thread should continue and which might be locked. I've done a...

    Started by JAP1‎, 11-12-2009 8:29 AM
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  8. Thomas Mitchell - North Tawton.

    Hello My cousin down under in Australia, needs information about a THOMAS MITCHELL ...born around 1795 (I gather this is a guess) - North Tawton. She believes he married a GRACE FRIEND in or about 1819 in North Tawton. What she is looking for is ''Birth record and date and place of...

    Started by ricardoylucia‎, 08-03-2018 3:44 PM
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    09-03-2018, 4:21 AM Go to last post
  9. Pinkstone Families of Tiverton, Devon

    I am looking for information about any Pinkstone families from Tiverton, Devon. I have a small amount of information about individuals and I am trying to connect them together. Some of my Pinkstone female members were lace and net makers. I would be grateful of any help with my Pinkstone...

    Started by Carrie Broadbent‎, 15-01-2006 10:14 AM
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  10. Alfred and James BARRETT

    I am stuck trying to find the baptism of James Barrett who married Susannah Frampton in Frome St Quintin, Dorset on 8.2.1835. In the census he says he is from Evershot and that is where they lived. I have failed to find him there. In 14.10.1834 Alfred Barrett of Evershot married Mary Ann Frampton...

    Started by Frampton‎, 03-03-2008 4:29 PM
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    09-01-2018, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  11. Matney Wood

    Can anyone help, I have an ancestor (John Pugsley) who on the 1851 census for Wootton Courtenay, Somerset has a birth (c.1767) place of Matney Wood, Devon - I have tried "googling" but cannot find any reference to this place - does this place exist or is there anywhere that could look like this in...

    Started by Mags S‎, 07-12-2008 3:36 AM
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  12. Smile John Warne & Elizabeth Harris

    Looking for some help on both. They are my gggrandparents. John was born abt 1813 in Mary Tavy,Devon,Calstock,Cornwell. & Elizabeth abt 1816 same place. This info came from 1851 census in Cornwall. Any help with parents & places would be appreciated. Thanks so much. Roger

    Started by rolibarnes‎, 27-02-2006 8:13 PM
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  13. Jeffery - Help Please

    I am trying to find the birth of my Grandmother Sarah Jeffery but not having much luck. Trouble is that from certificates and census I have 5 possible birth years for her, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891. So I thought I would try to find births of her siblings but no luck there either. I have...

    Started by custard_pot‎, 07-07-2009 10:18 PM
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  14. Moved: England to Newfoundland

    Started by Phenmark‎, 04-04-2017 8:09 PM
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  15. Alfred SERLE b btwn 1815/17

    Following on from my other thread I have taken another look at some of the primary evidence. Alfred SERLE was a child of William SERLE and Mary WHITAKER Alfred's occupation is shown also as a Cordwainer. I am unable to make out the name of the street name on the copy that I have. Does Charles...

    Started by Geoff1959‎, 12-02-2017 11:59 AM
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  16. William Nicholls/Devonshire - Ontario Canada

    Trying to connect back to Devonshire for my Nicholls ancestry: -=-=-=-= Generation 1 1. William Nicholls-1 was born about 1775 in Devonshire, England. He died on 17 Jul 1854 in Binbrook, Ontario, Canada. 2. i. George Nicholls, B: 1800 in Devonshire, England, D: 15 Aug 1873 in...

    Started by cwnicholls‎, 12-02-2017 8:46 PM
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  17. Edgar Dewdney 1835-1916

    the online Dictionary of Canadian Biography says that this politician was born Bideford, Devon 5 November 1835 to Charles Dewdney and Fanny, nee Hollingshead. The only baptism record I can see names parents as John & Elizabeth. I can't find a Dewdney / Hollingshead marriage. any thoughts...

    Started by wimsey‎, 23-01-2017 8:33 AM
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  18. Smile More Snippets from the North Devon Journal

    A couple of deaths......... 16.2.1827 On Tuesday, in the Workhouse, Moretonhampstead, where he had been an inhabitant for 44 years, Edward Smale, aged 75. 20.4.1827 Tuesday last, at Teignmouth, at the advanced age of 108 years, Mr Robert Cotton. He retained his intellectual faculties till within...

    Started by AnnB‎, 18-03-2005 7:09 PM
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  19. Question Please help me find Walter Isaac ACLAND and Honor RIDLER

    My great great grandfather was Walter Isaac ACLAND and he married Honor RIDLER. Their daughter, Honor Ann Ridler ACLAND, was born in Tiverton in April 1841. Walter was a carpenter and died in Camberwell, Surrey in 1865 (by accidental death when his neck became caught between two fence...

    Started by Lindad‎, 03-12-2004 9:07 PM
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  20. Stockland, Devon, and WW1

    Stockland is a small village in the Blackdown Hills in east Devon (but like its sister village Dalwood, it was once in Dorset)*. The WW1 project is to research and publish info about the men of Stockland who were killed and those who came home - many of them from The Devonshire Regiment. The...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 01-06-2016 10:16 PM
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