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a house called Bydown

Hi I am wondering if anyone knows of a house called Bydown or Hurdon Manor? I understand that Peter Hurdon who is my Great Great Grandfather and his wife Margaret Morgan lived there about 1812. any help would be appreciated Hurdon
 
Hi hurdon,

What pert of the country are you looking at?

If you do a google for Bydown House, quite a few places come up, mainly The village of SWYMBRIDGE (Swimbridge) is 4½. miles East South East of Barnstaple, link here.

Cheers,
Dave
 
Hi Dave: Thank you for responding to my quest in regards to Bydown House. I do appreciate it very much Bydown House was in our family for many generations. Penelope Bury who married Rev. John Russell was a relative in our family. I am very pleased to see the pictures of Swymbridge. In the Church stands a Nott Coat of Arms they are also part of the family. Thank you again Miss Pat Carson {Hurdon}
 
No problem at all hurdon, glad to help. :)

Keep visiting us and if you see some post where you can help someone - please do!

All the best,
Dave
 
If anyone needs help from London Ontario Canada ie their family moved there I can help as well. I like to help people as well.
 
Hi Hurdon! I would just like to say that I am currently living in Bydown House, Swimbridge! It is a glorious house! We have been living her for 14 years roughly. I am here with my wife and 2 kids! I would love to know your family history. I understand that Bydown was the home of many refugees during the war..?
Thanks
 
Hello James,
Bydown was owned by my late Aunt Angela Pope and her two sisters. I have many happy memories of Bydown as a child. I remember a secret cupboard in one of the white wooden panels in a bedroom that my Grandmother hid her brandy in! I also had my Christening at Bydown.
 
Hi Jameshw,

My name is Avi from Israel and I'm looking at Bydown house in google.
My father was a 15 years old refugee when he lived in Bydown house in 1939/40. We'r just talked this morning about the option to see if the house still exists, and (may be) the opportunity to visit there.

Do you have an update picture of the house ?

Avi
 
Hi Jameshw,

My name is Avi from Israel and I'm looking at Bydown house in google.
My father was a 15 years old refugee when he lived in Bydown house in 1939/40. We'r just talked this morning about the option to see if the house still exists, and (may be) the opportunity to visit there.

Do you have an update picture of the house ?

Avi

I am the current occupier of Bydown House and would be more than happy to show you and your father around should you be passing some day i dont think your father will find its changed much!
 
Hi Hurdon! I would just like to say that I am currently living in Bydown House, Swimbridge! It is a glorious house! We have been living her for 14 years roughly. I am here with my wife and 2 kids! I would love to know your family history. I understand that Bydown was the home of many refugees during the war..?
Thanks

I am a relative, by marriage, to Oliver Dyer-Hurdon and various other Dyer-Hurdons and Hurdons. Will be in the UK after the 1st of October and would love to meet you and see the home. That was one property that the Dyer-Hurdons owned or lived in and I understand it is lovely. Would that be possible?
 
Hello James,
Bydown was owned by my late Aunt Angela Pope and her two sisters. I have many happy memories of Bydown as a child. I remember a secret cupboard in one of the white wooden panels in a bedroom that my Grandmother hid her brandy in! I also had my Christening at Bydown.

Was one of Angela Pope's sisters called Betty?
 
Hi.
I am for the first time in North Devon. My father was also at the Bydown House in 1939/40 as a 15 year old refugee. I am interested in communicating with anyone whose relatives were there at the same time.
Meanwhile, I'm going to try to walk up to the House and take a look.
Thanks for all the posts.
 
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