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From: Diane <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Joseph THOMAS 1794
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 19:34:20 +0100
Thank you for that advice Nancy.
On 14/04/2012 01:03, Nancy Frey wrote:
> Hi Diane,
> Not quite sure you understood what your 'someone' told you but often in genealogy-speak people leave
> off the known surname. I would interpret the facts to be that William THOMAS& Joanna PATEY might
> be the parents of your Joseph THOMAS. Where someone is born and where they are baptised is often
> two different things/places. Devonport, to the best of my recollection is in the parish of Stoke
> Damerel, so I doubt they moved. You have to be careful in genealogy to differentiate between the
> town/village where someone lives, and the parish and hundred in which that town lies. Often people
> give their parish as the place of residence rather than the town/village, especially early on.
> You should start by searching the IGI and the new FamilySearch records for the baptism of Joseph and
> the marriage of his parents before that time. These are the best online sources for Devon records.
> Alternatively you would have to go to one of the Devon Record Offices, or your nearest LDS Family
> History Centre to see the microfiche of the parish records.
> Happy hunting.
> Nancy Frey
> Newcastle, Ontario, CANADA
> OPC for Ansford& Castle Cary, Somerset
> Owner/Moderator of Yahoo! FULFORD_North Devon Group
> Owner/Moderator of Yahoo! DAVIDGE Connections Group
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Diane"<>
> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 10:01 AM
> Subject: [DEV] Joseph THOMAS 1794
>> Hi there list, Diane here again.
>> This time please could you kindly tell me when Joseph's parent were
>> married please? Someone told me that his parents were William and
>> Joanna Patey but why would they have a different surname to Joseph
>> please as his name was THOMAS and their surname was PATEY or so it seems
>> to me? Please could someone kindly explain that to me do you think?
>> Thanks for any answers that you might be able to give to me.
>> He was born in Stoke Damerel but someone said that he moved to Devonport
>> when he was baptized, is that correct can anyone kindly tell me please?
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