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John & Sarah SMITH


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Sarah HEAD b. abt 1797 Devon

John SMITH & Sarah HEAD
Marriage: 25 Apr 1824 St John The Baptist, Croydon, Surrey

I'd like a look up please for the family in 1841. It's possible that Sarah is a widow:

Marriages Dec 1844
SLAUGHTER Thomas Strand 1 344
SMITH Sarah Strand 1 344

Oh. There are lots born in Devon around that time in Devon but not elsewhere in England. Actually 20 of them and I wonder how many have spouse = John. Her father = William but that probably won't help. Where is Seaton and Beer?

"SEATON and BEER, the former a pleasant retired village and sea bathing place, on the western side of the mouth of the river Axe, and the latter a large fishing village, about a mile to the west, on a small cove or creek, which runs to the English Channel through a deep narrow glen; are distant from 2½ to 3½ miles S. of Colyton, and from 19 to 20 miles E. of Exeter. They are in the parish of Seaton, which contains 4120 acres of land, and had 1497 inhabitants in 1801, and 1996 in 1841, of whom 765 were in Seaton, and 1231 in Beer tithing. . . . Beer was formerly notorious for smuggling, and was the birthplace of that celebrated smuggler, "Jack Rattenbury, the Rob Roy of the West,"...
We need age and pob for John from the 1824 marriage. It would help assuming he is still alive in 1841.

I think these 3 of about 7 with spouse John can be ruled out of 1841 census:

Ilfracombe - Sarah HUXTABLE
Stoke Damerel - Sarah BRIDGMAN
St Mary Major Exeter - Sarah STAMP


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