Ancestry of John and George Waymouth, father John, mother Lucy, in Exeter in late 18C?

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John and George were merchants in 1796 in Exeter. I suspect that they are descendants of George W who was in sheriff Bampfield's militia in 1661 offering a loyal address to Charles ll which would mean he should not be non conformist unlike many of the contemporary Ws. There may be a link with Rev Charles W who was Rector of Cadeleigh in the early 19C.
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Hi Anonymous,

I have these 2 in my family.  They are the grandsons of Samuel Waymouth, Tobacconist of Exeter. I don't know if they're descended from Sheriff George, as I haven't been able to get back beyond Samuel's (probable) marriage to Mary Smith in 1718. The name George is extraordinarily rare in this family - this is the only one I know of. Their family was strongly non-conformist.  The Rev Charles is connected - a great grandson of Samuel, through 2 generations of Johns.
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The news that John and George are descended from one of the Samuels is new and welcome - the Exeter Baptists 'designedly' (intentionally?) destroyed their records so I never linked them. What I did find out is in The Waymouths - Devon Venturers now on Kindle, Kobo for free courtesy of Smashwords. I would dearly love to link up with the originator of this information but as a non-nerd and in my mid 80s don't know how this can be accomplished. Ray Turner in New Zealand has managed to get DNA results which seem to confirm my descent either from J or G.

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