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From: "Michael Steer" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Priscilla DOMMETT of Chudleigh
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 08:46:46 +1100
Hi Jenny: Interestingly, two of the earlier Vicars of Bovey Tracey, near
Chudleigh were father and son DOMMETTs; Philobeth D. (Vicar from 1734-1785);
and Joseph D. (from 1786). Both were giants in stature and Joseph was a
wrestler of note. There is an incredible incident, recorded in Lance
Tregonning's "Bovey Tracey, An Ancient Town" (see GENUKI), of Joseph who as
head of a group of special constables, wrestling on Bovey Bridge, a giant
called NORTHWAY, who was leader of a gang of rioters in disturbances after
the Napoleonic Wars. Hope this is interesting, Mike.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jenny Davis" <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 7:28 AM
Subject: [DEV] Priscilla DOMMETT of Chudleigh
> Hello List,
> Grannie is being difficult again!
> My 2G grandmother Priscilla DOMMETT married James VICKERY at Chard in
> At the time she was underage, resident at Chard, and her father was
> as William Dommett, labourer. All census returns 1851 thru 1901 suggest
> was born about 1824; and all, bar the 1881 census, give her birthplace as
> CHUDLEIGH (the 1881 exception states Combe St Nicholas, her residence at
> Is SKS able to look-up Priscilla (and/or father William) in the 1841
> or in parish records?
> Thank you,
> Jenny - also researching DIMENT(DYMOND), HAKE, HUISH and KEETCH
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