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From: Joy Langdon <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] [ Strange Happenings] CRANCH & PIKE
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 11:23:14 +0000 (GMT)
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I wonder if they were burials by a Non-Conformist minister and the Vicar was put out because he hadn't been told?  This article about Oath Takers and Tax Payers in Georgian Stokenham on the Friends of Devon Archives website mentions 21 burials on the register between 1690 and 1733 with notes indicating they were by Dissenting Ministers and it seems a bit of a coincidence that the date 1690 crops up again in relation to burials.  Maybe the Dissenters had just begun to bury their dead then and there was initially a bit of dispute about it.

Do any later Cranch and Pike burials appear with a note saying they were buried at Ford Independent Chapel?


From: B. Edmonds <>
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Sent: Thursday, 8 December 2011, 4:48
Subject: [DEV] [ Strange Happenings] CRANCH & PIKE

In Stokenham, Devon

Not my families but this gives an insight into what happened in days of old.
What would happen if a Vicar was not alerted to these going's on? How many other's are buryed in such a way?

22 April 1690
Elizabeth CRANCH was buryed ye daughter of Andrew CRANCH of Kingsbridge who dyed att grandfathers house in Chillington and was rapidly put with ground and covered wh'out notice given to ye Vicar.

6 May 1690
John PIKE ye son of Richd. PIKE of Beeson was buryed after ye same manner of Andrew CRANCH'S daughter was.

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