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What is the house number on this 1891 Census record?

The UK and Ireland censuses are available from multiple places: Ancestry, FindMyPast, and MyHeritage to name a few. FamilySearch has transcripts, but it links to FindMyPast for the images. I can ...
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What type of journey from Plymouth to Exeter in 1751 might cost 1 pound 5 shillings?

In "The Transport Revolution in Industrializing Britain: A Survey" (pdf) by Dan Bogard at UC Irvine, a table on page 14 gives Stagecoach Fares in shillings per passenger mile, with a value of 0.23 in ...
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What parish records are likely for pregnant widow with 8 children in 1791 at Whitchurch, Devon, England?

I believe that I may have found a candidate for the unborn child of Charles and Margery. I have not located a baptism record, but in the: 1841 Census there is a Richard Keagle, Blacksmith, aged 50, ...
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Finding FindMyPast Devon Marriage image indexed by FamilySearch?

I used the Old Search to search for any marriage in 1729 with "Plymouth, Devon, England" in the Where box, then narrowed the search by selecting these filters: Country: England Subcategory: Marriages ...
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Finding FindMyPast Devon Marriage image indexed by FamilySearch?

The marriage occurred at Plymouth Charles the Martyr, as it can be found in the index made by the late Don Curkeet: Charles the Martyr Marriages 1644-1758. OSMENT, Robert, 1720-1729, SIMONS, ...
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What was surname of Susan/Susanna, wife of Edward McDowell, from Devon area in abt 1800?

Another baptism record that looks like it is within the vicinity of your family story is the baptism of John Frederick McDowell on 24 Dec 1821 at East Stonehouse, Devon that I found via FindMyPast. ...
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Identifying parents of John & William Milman who were baptised 1800 & 1805 at Okehampton, Devon, England?

I am planning to post separate answers for John and William, because there are several of each baptised at Okehampton in this period. This answer will examine whether John's life post-baptism may ...
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Finding FindMyPast Devon Marriage image indexed by FamilySearch?

I eventually found the image of this marriage on page 206 of 285 in the Devon, Plymouth & West Devon Parish Registers at FindMyPast ( https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record/browse?id=gbprs%2fply%...
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Finding baptism record near Marystow, Devon, for Harriet Palmer in about 1770?

Perhaps it's a good idea to expand the search area if you're stuck. It's possible they moved or traveled for a short time, as well as expand the year range and look at original record images to see if ...
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Why use name Ebzeebra for Ebbot Millman (nee Martin) on 1840 gravestone at Marystow, Devon, England?

Hephziba Millman was my 2nd great grandmother. I have found her with many given name variations, including some of those above. Illiteracy and the unusual name if spoken unclearly are, as suggested ...
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