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Richard HEYWARD

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I am a descendent of William Heyward of Sidbury in Devon, son of Richard and Mary Ann. William emigrated to New Zealand in about 1857 and married Sarah Milligan in 1863.

I am looking for some more information about William's parents - Richard Heyward and Mary Ann Ley Anning.

I have been fortunate to see a copy of the book “The Heyward Family of Devon” where I found that Richard was 'born about 1798, possibly at Farringdon near Topsham, Devon; but more likely at Southon near Heavitree and Exeter'.

I have been searching for a birth or baptism record for Richard (without any success so far), which hopefully will provide me with his parents' names, so that I can then search for siblings and other family connections. The book suggests that his father may also have been Richard, and mother Ellen Rhoda Ash, but had nothing to confirm this and without a birth record etc I am not able to verify this.

Richard moved to Sidbury in about 1823, and married Mary Ann in Topsham in 1833. Mary Ann was the daughter of James and Susannah (Ley) Anning of Sidbury. They had four children - James, Ellen Rhoda, William and Samuel. Richard died in 1844.

Searching from New Zealand means access to locally sourced records is difficult, so I'd appreciate any help that might lead to finding Richard's family.

Many thanks
Catherine
 

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You probably have this one Catherine. One of our UK-based members will be able to help more.

County Devon
Place Topsham
Church St Margaret Ex
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MarriageDate 26 Feb 1833
GroomForename Richard
GroomSurname HEYWARD
GroomAge
GroomParish
GroomCondition
GroomOccupation Labourer
GroomAbode
BrideForename Mary Ann Ley
BrideSurname ANNING
BrideAge
BrideParish
BrideCondition
BrideOccupation
BrideAbode
GroomFatherForename
GroomFatherSurname
GroomFatherOccupation
BrideFatherForename
BrideFatherSurname
BrideFatherOccupation
WitnessOneForename
WitnessOneSurname
WitnessTwoForename
WitnessTwoSurname
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FileNumber 128

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I can't see many baptisms but there is this one:

Richard Hayward
Christening Date: 10 Dec 1797
Christening Place: FARRINGDON, DEVON
Father's Name: Robert Hayward
Mother's Name: Jane
Batch: C050551
 

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Robert Hayward
Spouse's Name: Jane Cooke
Event Date: 20 Apr 1783
Event Place: Farringdon, Devon
Batch: M050551


The Richard who married Ellen possibly died 1862. This one I can't find

Richard Bap 6 Sep 1798 North Bovey, Devon
- Andrew HEYWARD & Susanna NOSWORTHY
 
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Other baptisms but I can't trace them

Richard Heyward
Christening Date: 7 Nov 1786
Christening Place: NORTH BOVEY, DEVON
Father's Name: William Heyward
Mother's Name: Mary
Batch: C051891

Probably died 1845 North Bovey.

Richard Heywood
Christening Date: 7 Jan 1785
Christening Place: WINKLEIGH, DEVON
Father's Name: John Heywood
Mother's Name: Mary
Batch: C052151

Can't suggest a death.
 
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