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From: "Terry Leaman" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] re: Stuck for 35 years - HELP please!
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 14:58:52 +0100
Hi Sandra, as someone previously suggested it may well be worth paying for
a printout of Devon Marriages from the DFHS for the name Pickett, according
to the surname search on the DFHS web site
Ther are 15 marriages for the period 1754 to 1812, 7 marriages 1813 to 1837,
also 4 in the Plymouth marriage index CDs post 1837.
OPC for Torquay and DFHS representative on Devon-L
Visit my web site at http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/terryleaman/index.html for
information and photos about Torquay
Joint Co-ordinator for DFHS/FreeCen 1861 Devon census transcription project-
go to http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/terryleaman/1861-web-site/main.htm for
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Sandra J Smith" <>
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2005 1:57 AM
Subject: [DEV] re: Stuck for 35 years - HELP please!
> Hello List
> Thank you all so much for the replies.
> William Pickett was living in Millbrook, just outside of Southampton, in
> 1851. He had been there for many years as all but one of his children
> were baptised there. (I don't know where that one was baptised as he
> died as a child)
> Yes, I have checked the 1841 census, and it just states No to the
> question of whether he was born in the county of Hampshire.
> I have chased up the IGI entries in the past - but nothing helpful there.
> Yes, I have seen the ancestry interpretation of the place name - I
> somehow don't think their interpretation of Meroue is right.
> I also considered Merton with a "dropped" t as a possibility.
> The Frithelstock burial entry is certainly a new clue - thanks for that
> His wife was born in Weymouth and I have never found a marriage for him
> I would realy like to crack this one - as it is the one real gap in my
> tree. Every other ancestral line I have back to the 1600's and some
> much earlier after 40 years at this engrossing hobby. Determined to
> find the answer before I "pop my clogs" - hehehehehe
> Thanks once again
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