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From: "Bob Hunter" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] DEVON Digest, Vol 7, Issue 78
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 08:44:19 -0000
That's an interesting thought about a two stage migration. What sources are
you using to discover your Huish ancestors residence and occupation in
Bristol / North Somerset if they aren't there long enough for the Census. I
have people who might have followed the same route.
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Subject: RE: [DEV] Devon migration to south Wales 1850s
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 07:16:21 -0000
From: Jenny Davis <>
The move from Devon to S.Wales was not always made in one "go". I have a
few examples within my HUISH family of moves from Devon/Somerset to the
Bristol area where the men folk worked in the Bristol coalfields before
moving on to S.Wales where there was plentiful employment in the coal
mines and iron works.
Sometimes the stay in Bristol was not long enough for the family to
appear in a Bristol-based census. In these cases, from census returns
alone, it appears as if the move to S.Wales was made directly.
Jenny - still seeking HUISH in Devon, Somerset & S.Wales