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From: Elizabeth Allen <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] skinner`s of nth.Tawton.
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 19:50:55 +0100 (BST)
You may not be aware that an early local census exists for North Tawton (c 1802). The original is apparently in the Devon Record Office in a somewhat fragile state but it has fortunately been transcribed by John Pearce and the transcription is on the GENUKI website at http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/NorthTawton/Stabb-NorthTawton.html
It is really just a list of names, ages and occupations of the inhabitants, arranged more or less in household groups, but a quick trawl through brings up a large number of Skinners. Amongst them I spotted a James (age 55) and an Elizabeth (age 40) living in a household with Mary (11), Elizabeth (8) and Ann (6). The next entry is "missing" so maybe this is your James jnr? There are also a few Bowdens so it's well worth a look.
I also have ancestors in North Tawton at this time and have found this census extremely useful.
Hope this helps!
>From: Brian Skinner <>
>Sent: Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 15:41
>Subject: [DEV] skinner`s of nth.Tawton.
>Newbie wanting help.My GtGtGtGrandfather,James SKINNER,born abt.1801 in north Tawton married an Elizabeth BOWDEN,also born in nth.Tawton abt.1799.
>They married on the 30 Nov.1823.Can anybody help with the names of his or her parents,or any other details.I think his father was also a James.
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