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From: "Mike Mallett" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Devonian Migration Overseas
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 23:19:51 -0000
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Lark Rise to Candleford may be entertaining but I suspect that it is rather
removed from the realities of rural life in the 19th century - which
explains the migration !





----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Teresa R. <>
To: Jacqueline Tiernan <>
Sent: Tue, March 16, 2010 10:25:29 AM
Subject: Re: [DEV] Perrett in Newton Abbot


According to information I've read about in, The Devon Family Historian,
thousands of Devonians set off for a new life across the sea in the mid to
late 19th century. My Jarvis and Trant ancestors sailed from Torquay in 1849
to Texas.

It wasn't until about 1870 in Devon that free-schooling was provided for
all; life was very difficult for farm labourers with VERY limited
opportunities. See the February 2008, No. 125 issue of The Devon Family
Historian, page 28 about the Devon Farmers and Labourers in 1808.

I just watched the first three episodes of Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora
Thompson on DVD last night. It put me to mind of my Devonian ancestors'
living conditions in rural Devon in the mid to late 19th century. Apparently
Flora grew up in Oxfordshire and then moved to Devon where she wrote her
stories and eventually died in Brixham. It is an excellent series! I would
recommend to everyone with rural 19th Century Devonian ancestors to watch
the series to see what I mean. Besides that it is great entertainment!

Teresa Rust
California
US
Researching in Devon:
Jarvis
Trant
Bath
Lidstone
Pearce
Rider
Drew



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From: Jacqueline Tiernan <>
To:
Sent: Tue, March 16, 2010 9:32:36 AM
Subject: [DEV] Perrett in Newton Abbot

Thank you so much to all who have helped me in my quest to find out about
these brothers, I never thought about them emigrating , silly me! Thanks to
you Arthur for sending offline the documents, much appreciated.
Cheers Jackie

> William Rendell PERRETT, born 10 Mar 1858, applied for a US passport in
> New
> Castle, Delaware, on 23 Sep 1896.  He emigrated on the "Denmark" from
> London
> on 8 Sep 1879.  He was naturalised at Wilmington Del on 15 Sep 1894.
> I think I can send you a copy of the document.
>
> Arthur
>
>> I
> would suggest that possibly Frederick joined his Brother in America after
>>>
>>
> >
>

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