WESTLEIGH PARISH

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Generation No. 1


1. WILLIAM1 CANN was born Bet. 1812 – 1814 in woolbury, Woolfardisworthy Devon England. He married GARTERHOOD. She was born 1817 in woolbury, Woolfardisworthy Devon England.


More About WILLIAM CANN:


Occupation: 1873, Labourer


Children of WILLIAM CANN and GARTERHOOD are:


i. REGENA2 CANN, b. 1839, Westleigh near Bideford, Devon, England/Bideford, England.


ii. JAMES CANN, b. 1843, Westleigh near Bideford, Devon, England/Bideford, England.


iii. EMLA CANN, b. 1846, Westleigh near Bideford, Devon, England/Bideford, England.


iv. ANN CANN, b. 1849, Westleigh near Bideford, Devon, England/Bideford, England.


v. JOHN CANN, b. Abt. 1854, Westleigh near Bideford, Devon, England/Bideford, England.


vi. BESSIE CANN, b. 4 August 1855, Westleigh near Bideford, Devon, England/Bideford, England; d. 10 January 1944, Millwood Street Manselton Swansea S.Wales; m. WILLIAM JAMES TAYLOR, 5 February 1873, Register Office, Swansea South Wales; b. 1851, Bideford, Ilfracombe, Devon, England/Bideford, England.


More About BESSIE CANN:


Address (Facts Pg): 1873, 17 Frog Street Swansea


Census: 1901, 24 Brunswick St Swansea Llangyfelach


Occupation: 1873, spinster


Note


CANN, Arscott, b.1845 Westleigh-Dev, Mason, address 1851: Torville, Westleigh-Dev, 1851: Torville, Westleigh-Dev, 1881: 26 Pratt Street, Lambeth-Surrey.


Marriage Notes for WILLIAM CANN and GERTRUDE STANLAKE:

William Cann

and a Gertrude Sten_ick (Surname unclear on fiche)

in Bideford

March Quarter 1838

More About WILLIAM CANN and GERTRUDE STANLAKE:

Marriage: Abt. March 1838, Bideford , Devon

Children of WILLIAM CANN and GERTRUDE STANLAKE are:

i. REGINA ANNE5 CANN, b. Abt. March 1839, Westleigh in Bideford, Devon, England/Bideford, England.

ii. JAMES CANN, b. 1843, Westleigh near Bideford, Devon, England/Bideford, England.

Notes for JAMES CANN:

Found birth entry on BMD website, James Cann March Quarter of 1844 in Bideford Devon

iii. EMLA CANN, b. 1846, Westleigh near Bideford, Devon, England/Bideford, England.

iv. ANN CANN, b. 1849, Westleigh near Bideford, Devon, England/Bideford, England.

Notes for ANN CANN:

Found Birth entry on BMD website: December Quarter 1848

Ann Cann Bideford Devon

v. JOHN CANN, b. Abt. 1854, Westleigh near Bideford, Devon, England/Bideford, England; d. 1951; m.

MARY ANN ROBINSON; b. 1852; d. 1931.

vi. BESSIE CANN, b. 3 August 1856, Westleigh near Bideford, Devon, England/Bideford, England; d. 10

January 1944, Millwood Street Manselton Swansea S.Wales; m. WILLIAM JAMES TAYLOR, 5 February

1873, Register Office, Swansea South Wales; b. 30 June 1850, Bideford, Ilfracombe, Devon,

England/Bideford, England; d. 31 December 1932.

Notes for BESSIE CANN:

Excerpt from Malcolm Bottrills “My Cann Family book”

He lists her throughout as Elizabeth Cann, although I have her Birth Certificate which only lists her as

Bessie Cann, as her full name.

Elizabeth Cann, the ninth child of William Cann and Gertrude Louise Stanlake, was born on 4 Aug 1855

(actual birth date 3 Aug 1856, on Birth Document). at Westleigh, Devon, and died on 10 January 1944 at

Millwood Street, Swansea, S.Wales.

Bessie married James Taylor (William James Taylor), son of William Eastman Taylor and Ann Hearn on

5 Feb 1873 at Swansea Register Office. He was born 30 Dec 1852 in Bideford Devon, and died 31 Dec

1932 in Swansea, S.Wales.

Bessie was known in her community – an active as a midwife and though untrained she was in great

demand at laying – in and indeed, layings – out. She organized temperance teas at chapel where she used

her special teapot with a picture of John Wesley on one side and the Doxology on the other, and provided

cakes cooked by herself.

An avid reader who never had glasses, nor needed them to the day she died, she read the paper every

evening to her husband who could neither read or write. She did all his accounts and secretarial work.

And she brought up 14 children.

More About BESSIE CANN:

Address (Facts Pg): 1873, 17 Frog Street Swansea

Census: 1901, 24 Brunswick St Swansea Llangyfelach

Occupation: 1873, spinster