Still searching for John Blagdon, Devon, England

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John Blagdon was my ggg grandfather.  Calculating from the censuses, he was born in 1800, in any one of the Three Towns of Devonport, Stoke Damerel, or Plymouth, Devon, England.

He married Elizabeth Thomas Hall on 9 July 1817 (seen the parish register)

He was buried on 20 April 1874 in Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth (sourced).

But I can't find any sort of baptism record for him, and thus no parents.  And no, he is not the John Blagdon baptised in 1799 in Honiton, with parents Edward and Jane.  That is a totally unrelated (and documented) line.

Can anybody help? Please?
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Findmypast has 2 Johns both with parents Edward and Jane, one baptised 1799 the other 1808. Is it possible there are 2 sets of parents with same name? 

John

Last name Blagdon

Gender Male

Birth year 1799

Birth place -

Baptism year 1808

Baptism date 05 Apr 1808

Place Honiton on Otter

County Devon

Country England

Father's first name(s) Edward

Father's last name Blagdon

Mother's first name(s) Jane

Mother's last name -

Record set England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

Category Life Events (BDMs)

Subcategory Parish Baptisms

Collections from England, Great Britain

Or

John

Last name Blagdon

Gender Male

Birth year -

Birth place -

Baptism year 1799

Baptism date 03 Aug 1799

Place Honiton on Otter

County Devon

Country England

Father's first name(s) Edward

Father's last name Blagdon

Mother's first name(s) Jane

Mother's last name -

Record set England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

Category Life Events (BDMs)

Subcategory Parish Baptisms

Collections from England, Great Britain

by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (965k points)
I don't think so, unfortunately.  If you look at both baptisms, you see this John was baptised with his sister Ann and brother Edward; the first time, each was baptised shortly after birth, and then maybe someone forgot, and baptised them all again (together!) in 1808.  There is even a curate's note that they were 'omitted'...and they appear all together, even though they were born years apart.

It would be brilliant if there were another Edward-and-Jane combo.
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I wonder if this could be him https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93K-X368?i=209&cat=1834160

Baptised 30th January 1799 in Stoke Damerel, son of Edward and Mary Bladgon Furneaux.
by Samantha Thomson G2G6 Mach 6 (60.8k points)
This looks terrific!  But, looking at the names, wouldn't that mean that he was John Furneaux, son of Edward Furneaux and Mary Blagdon Furneaux?
This appears to be the baptism of a sister Mary on 30th April 1797 where there is no mention of Furneaux so I assume his name was John Bladgon which is very similar to Blagdon https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893K-XST1?i=10&cat=1834160
Definitely worth pursuing! Thank you thank you thank you :)
There is also a Samuel s/o Edward Blagdon & Mary his wife born 22 May 1795 baptised 15 May 1796 at Tiverton St. Peter.

Also at Tiverton, a marriage for Edward Blagdon & Mary Woodbury 22 March 1795.
Another baptism at Plymouth St. Andrew 3 Oct 1802 Edw'd s/o Edw'd & Mary Blagdon.
This all sounds very exciting! Need to do some slow-and-steady research now, or I'll get muddled (easily done LOL)

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