Site updates - Surnames: Martin, Bragg, Brock, Courtis, Dennis, Bate, Squire, Skinner, Short
- Added more notes for my 3 x great-grandfather, Philip Martin. More to follow.
- Added more notes for Philip's first wife, Maria Bate.
- Added the children of my 4 x great-grandparents, Richard Martin & Mary Courtis, plus notes for both the couple and their children.
- Added Richard & Mary's daughter, Elizabeth Martin's (b abt 1801), two illegitimate children, Mary and John Martyn, plus notes.
- Added Richard & Mary's daughter, Grace Martin's (b abt 1815), husband, Thomas Hamlyn.
- Back further, added Richard Martin's siblings, Grace (b abt 1769), Daniel (b abt 1771) and Philip (b abt 1774) Martin, all illegitimate children of my 5 x great-grandmother, Elizabeth Martin. Also added notes for the family.
- Added a few more notes for my 4 x great-grandparents, Roger Bragg & Ann Brock, and their children.
- Added Roger Bragg's second wife, Mary Squire, and their three children, with notes, plus daughter, Elizabeth's husband, Thomas Short.
- Added Roger Bragg's parents, my 5 x great-grandparents, John Brag & Joanna Dennis, and their children, plus notes.
- Added Roger Bragg's brother and sister-in-law, John Bragg & Mary Skinner, and their children, plus notes.
At this point, I'd like to thank Judy Adams, the OPC (Online Parish Clerk) for Bradford, Thornbury & Black Torrington, for her invaluable assistance in helping me further my research into my North Devon ancestors.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover how far back the name, Grace Martin, goes. My great-great-grandmother was Grace Martin, daughter of Philip Martin & Mary Bragg. It seems Grace had an aunt and a great-aunt of the same name. My gran's middle name was Grace, presumably after her grandmother, my great-great-grandmother mentioned above, who looked after her for a few years after my gran was orphaned. I was going to give a daughter of mine Grace for a middle name but I had a son instead.
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