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Dunsford, Devon One Place Study

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Location: Dunsford, Devon, England, United Kingdommap
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Dunsford, Devon One Place Study

This profile is part of the Dunsford, Devon One Place Study.
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This page has been set up to identify family groups in Dunsford, Devon.

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History

St. Mary’s Church, Dunsford was built about 1430. Evidence shows an earlier church on the site in the centre of the village built in 1260.

Family Groups

Farms and Houses at Dunsford, Devon

Collabridge

  • 1821: Peter Wills (28, Farmer), his wife Mary (25), their son {[Wills-4774|John]] (1). Servant by the Year: James Sercombe (19). Apprentices: William Hutchings (not of Dunsford, 11), Sarah Pook (9) Note: she would later become Peter Wills' wife on the death of his wife Mary. Inmates: Stephen Baston (70) and Ann Baston (65). Note: Ann and Stephen Baston may be Mary' grandparents. Her parents are Henry and Anne but they are too young, but Ann and Stephen's ages fits with being her grandparents.) [1]
  • 1870: Wills, Joseph Thomas, farmer, Collabridge[2] He is the nephew of Peter Wills who owned the cottage in 1821.
  • 1902: Wills, Joseph Thomas, farmer, Collabridge[3]

Corridge

Dimonds Cottage

  • 1821: Collins, Susanna (56) and Susan Collins Wills (10)[1]

Farrants

  • 1902: Wills, George, jun, farmer, Farrants[3]

Jervis Cottage

  • 1821: Wills, George (68, labourer), his wife Mary (76); their grandson John Wills (5)[1]

Hardware Mills

  • 1821: Thomas Helson (40, Edgetool-Smith) and his wife Mary (32), and their children: Ann (10), Thomas (6), and Mary (infant). Inmate: John Helson (37). Servants by the week: Charles Brooks (not of Dunsford, 22) and Jane Ardles (not of dunsford, 34). Also James Wills (15, Apprentice).[1]

Haydons Cottage

  • 1821: Charles Cheeseworth (Schoolmaster, 29), his wife Anne (29), their children Elizabeth (5), Ann (3) and Charles (1). Also John Wills (40, labourer).[1]

Lewishill

  • 1821: Wills, Joseph (24, farmer); his wife Elizabeth (25); children Elizabeth (1)[1]
  • 1870: Wills, George, farmer, Lewishill[2]

Middle Butts

  • 1821: James Day (Labourer, 50) and his wife Ann (54) and their children Mary (24), Sarah (23). Also Mary Sercombe (64) and her daughters Mary (38), Ann (32) and Mary Wills, her grandchild (inmate, 11)[1]
  • 1902: Wills, George farmer & landowner, Lewis Hill[3]

Westland

Wills Cottage, part of Court

  • 1821: William Wills Senior (64, labourer); William Wills Junior (40, labourer) and his wife Mary (40), and their daughter Eliza (7).[1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1821 census of Dunsford, Devon
    Transcribed by Brian Randell, 12 June 2002
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Morris & Co. Commercial Directory and Gazetteer, 1870 for Dunsford
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Kelly's Directory of 1902
  4. Freereg




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