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, […]


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 […]


Will the Real Ernest Babb Please Step Forward?

I need to post a retraction on an incorrect association I made yesterday about one Ernest Babb. The offending post has been corrected. The Photo is for a different Ernest Babb from the same tree. But the Ernest Babb pictured was born in the UK before moving to Australia. He did not come to America […]

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