´┐╝Devon Pedigree (Combeinteignhead – 1788) is no more!

I’ve settled into researching the apparent connections of the Combeinteignhead line and have come across a record that changes my understanding of several Pedigrees. There is still more work to do, but in my canvassing in Teignmouth, I came across a burial record for John Babb who died 05 Nov 1854 in East Teignmouth. He […]

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This Week’s Stops: Highweek and the greater Metropolitan Area

Once again, I fell I must apologize for using the term Metropolitan for these often tiny hamlets are are journeying through. We have stumbled upon yet another large Babb encampment. The eldest record in this collection is the town of Highweek. Searching in the area we come across records in Bishopsteignton, Bovey Tracy, Chudleigh, Combeinteignhead, […]

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This Week’s Stops: Totnes & Newton Abbot Greater Metropolitan Area

Today we have a cluster of 11 nearby towns including Ashburton, Berry Pomeroy, Buckfastleigh, Diptford, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, Paignton, South Brent, Stoke Gabriel, Teignmouth and Totnes. The lion’s share of the 183 records for these towns belong to Newton Abbot, but the close proximity of these other’s makes them worth considering as a group. Coincidentally, […]

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Today’s Stop: Yarcombe

As I continue my canvas of the early records of Devon, I come next to Yarcombe which has 35 Records dating back to 1586. Yarcombe is a village and civil parish in the county of Devon, England, situated in the East Devon administrative district on the A30 road near the towns of Honiton and Chard. It is sited in the steep rolling meadows and ancient woods of the Yarty […]

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