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The Vex of the Hext

I’ve often wondered where the Hext alias came from in the early Babbs of Doddiscombsleigh, Devon. There are at least 5 Babbs who also bear the alias Hext. The names appeared to be used interchangeably as surnames. So, I decided to research it further to see what I could find. Two particular books aided in…

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The Babb Coat of Arms

I’ve been working on re-proofing some of the earlier research in the context of what we now know about the Babbs of Devon. In the year since I received the letter I’ve worked to capture every record I can get my hands on from Early Devon. There is a little more work still to do…

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William “Hexte” Babb & Elinor Quicke 1572

As I continue importing the records collected from the Family History Library of Salt Lake City, via a computer at the Dallas Public Library, I came across another puzzling document that demonstrates a link that was previously unrealized. It begs a series of questions that play into the history of the Hext Surname and raises…

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