Month: December 2021

Northwest Devon: The Crossroads that is Monkleigh

In Monkleigh we first come across records for the William Babb & Mary Blake family, which are members of DNA-06 Good Shepherds of Hatherleigh. Additionally, we find the family of William Babb & Sarah (Sally) Nancekivell from this same lineage The next cluster of records lands us with Samuel Babb & Mary Shambrook who are […]

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Northwest Devon: The Burbs

Today we will make a sweep through all of the remaining Suburbs of the significant Babb encampments. Batch #1 We start our visit in the lower right quadrant of this map and see Brayford (Outlined on the Edge of Exmoor National Forest), Bishops Nympton, Burrington, Chittlehampton & Swimbridge. The combined towns account for a mere […]

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it’s Sunday, so this must be….

Today I am reviewing the remaining records in the areas that surround Newton Abbot, Exeter and Doddiscombsleigh. There are 8 stops which include Churston Ferrers, Brixham, Wolborough, Coffinswell, Stokeinteignhead, Teigngrace, Ashcombe & Mamhead. Note that Wolborough is actually the Parish that contains Newton Abbot, so those records continued to bolster our knowledge there. The cluster […]

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The Last Will & Testament of John Babb (1697), Lord of Doddiscombsleigh

One of the records I’ve examined while conducting my detailed search of Doddiscombsleigh records is the Last Will & Testament of John Babb, Lord of the Manor. His will dated 1697 represents the end of the Babb reign of this Manor House and the associated Town Barton. John’s will clears up a question that I’ve […]

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