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Family History - Louisa FURZE

Friday, 20 February 2015

I have recently started to look at my ancestors and after doing some research found that my Great Great Gran was born in Cornworthy, Devon.

I found reference to an 1851 Census. Her name, Louisa Victoria Hutchins FURZE, age 17 – therefore born in 1833, although my records say it was 1834. I know she married a man with the surname PHILLIPS as her son was called Trevor Arundle "FURZE PHILLIPS" born in 1879.

It could be that she married in England before travelling to South Africa or either married in South Africa. I have yet to determine who her husband was, so the journey continues.

I would be most grateful if you have records of her or her family growing up in this area that you can share with me or perhaps her meeting a Phillips.

Thanking you in advance,
Yours sincerely, Garth

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Family History - Henry TAMLIN

Monday, 16 February 2015

Can anyone supply information on the family of my 2 x great grandfather? He was Henry TAMLIN, baptised 14th May 1809 in Cornworthy, son of Richard and Grace. I do not know what happened to him but he was a mariner and his children moved to Liverpool. Any information on the Tamlins would be gratefully received.

Many Thanks.
Sheila Porter

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Family History - William LANE

Thursday, 12 February 2015

My 2x great grandparents came from Cornworthy. They were William LANE born in 1773, and his wife Ann. William's parents were, I think, Thomas LANE and Mary HARRIS.

I had never heard of Cornworthy until, whilst doing a fairly complicated search, I found a military discharge paper for William LANE. He was in the Duke of York's Grenadier Foot Guards for 20 years, but become ill with Asthma so could not continue to serve. This search then progressed to William seeking admittance for his son Adam Charles LANE to enter the Duke of York's Military Asylum. This was granted and Adam was taken into the establishment in 1817 at the age of 8yrs. Apparently the LANE family are of special interest to this academy.

Although I am using ancestry to research my forebears, it seems not to have many records of smaller parishes in Devon.
I would be most grateful for any advice or help to point me in the right direction.
My very best wishes to all in Cornworthy.

Bridget Holley.

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