GENERAL HISTORY JUST SOME ODD NOTES
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The family should have had one or more children born while in Westleigh/Eastleigh
Example See STEVENS, on Family trees
In 1824 Thomas Boys soon followed up Bishop Jebb by publishing his Tactica Sacra, and in 1827-
* This was only a description of his principles of Correspondence, which he applied to some sixteen Psalms. It was the privilege of Dr. Bullinger to edit Thomas Boys’s manuscript; and, from pencilled notes in Boys’s Interleaved Hebrew Bible (Boothroyd’s Edition with Commentary), to complete and publish, in 1890, the whole of the Psalms with a Preface, and Memoir by his friend the Rev. Sydney Thelwall (who had been a personal friend of Boys), then Vicar of Westleigh, North Devon.
EDWARD CAPERN “The Bideford Post”
Thrown out of employment in September 1849, in consequence of an alteration in the post, he was re-
There arose in Capern a desire to compose poetry and his contributions to a local journal drew the attention of Mr. F. Rock, a stationer of Wallbrook, who in 1856 secured subscribers for him to launch a fist book of poetry. It is interesting to note some of the names of those who subscribed. These included the Duke of Wellington, Lord Viscount Palmerston (Prime Minister), Charles Dickens, Charles Kingsley and Rowland Hill.
First Edition of one thousand copies showed a profit of L150 for Edward and his family, So successful was the first book of poems that a second and third edition followed.
… My great-
Northam, Devon who were married in 1694 at Westleigh-
… born, 1559 at Eastwood, Devon ENG [note: had his first child at the age of 8?!].
married, to Katherine Orrels at Westleigh by Biddeford, Devon ENG. died, 1620. …
… of Births for the surname of MADGE recorded locally in Devon. … Died/Buried, Father,
Mother, Parish, Where Born, Fathers Occ. John, 1579 18 Mar, John, Westleigh, Bideford, …
… son of Enock Bellew, born 1821 at Westleigh (near Fremington … He was born in 1824 and
died in 1864. … Holmacott Barn Census Place: Fremington, Devon, England Source …
… 1777 07Jul Clifton James – ‘Southcott’ Westleigh nr Bideford … 24Mar Collins Mary –
stole petticoat Devon assizes 1777 …