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From: "Mike Gould" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Christopher Hamilton born 1789 in Exeter, Devon, England
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 16:40:38 +0100
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Hi Matt,

You could start by checking some on-line catalogues.
Devon Record Office on-line catalogue is here:
It's also worth checking Access to Archives (A2A) here:
In both cases, use the Advanced Search if a simple search doesn't give you
the results you need.
A lot depends on whether you are able to visit Devon Record Office in
Exeter. For the 18th century and earlier, the records that are available
on-line are very limited.
If you can't visit the Record Office but you have a local LDS Family History
Centre, then try checking the Family Search website on-line catalogue for
Exeter records. Your Family History Centre will be able to order up
microfilms for you to view at the centre.
If you would like to read about researching source material, an excellent
authority on the subject is "Ancestral Trails" by Mark Herber.

Hope this helps,

Mike Gould

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Sent: 06 April 2012 01:11
Subject: [DEV] Christopher Hamilton born 1789 in Exeter, Devon, England

Dear List

I'm looking for any tips,hints or tricks on the following person.

I have found no other children belonging to a Christopher Hamilton and a
Mary at Family Search. I 'd like to find out about his father, mother and
siblings. What would be the recommended research protocol for this person.

Christopher Hamilton 1789-1855 born in Exeter lived in Dublin from at least
1824-1850's died in Sydney Australia in 1855. In Dublin he was the saddler
to the Lord Lieutenant.

This baptism record from Family Search matches the year based on his age
from his death certificate and the place of birth listed on his death
certificate. He also named one of his children Mary. Christopher Hamilton
Gender: Male Baptism/Christening Date: 19 Apr 1789 Baptism/Christening
Place: SAINT PAUL,EXETER,DEVON,ENGLAND Birth Date: Birthplace: Death
Name Note: Race: Father's Name: Christopher Hamilton Father's
Birthplace: Father's Age: Mother's Name: Mary Mother's Birthplace:
Age: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: _P00466-1_
P00466-1) System
Origin: England-ODM Source Film Number: 547185 Reference Number:
Source Citation
"England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch
( : accessed 1 April 2012),
Christopher Hamilton (1789).
Matt Gajkowski
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