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Researching MAY from Plymouth area, Devon, UK

Journal by Bernice010

I have so far got back to William May born c1838 either in Stoke or Bickleigh near Plymouth. He married Harriet Warren, who was born at Devonport, in 1875 at Stoke Damerel register office.

William was in the Navy, in the 1871 census his occupation was Sailor RN. On his marriage certificate in 1875 he is noted as a seaman and on the baptism record for his first daughter, Harriet Winifred, in 1876 he was a cook at the Royal Naval Hospital at Devonport.

William died between 1881-1886 as in 1886 Harriet married again.

On William & Harriet's wedding certificate his father is given as John May, a rope maker at HM Dock Yard. Unfortunately there are several John Mays so I'm not sure which belongs to William yet.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to trace where one of their daughters, Harriet Winifred, was from after 1881 until 1908 when she got married at Brixham to William Cockram who lived at Morebath. I've no idea how Harriet and William met as Morebath is North Devon and Brixham is South Devon!

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on 2007-08-07 16:24:31

Bernice010 , from Devon, UK, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Dec 2006. is researching the following names: WERRING, COCKRAM, CUDMORE and 6 other(s).

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by marijke on 2007-11-11 03:23:41

Descendants of Ralph May

I.1 Ralph May.
Married to Elizabeth "May".
From this marriage:
1. Richard May (see also II.1).

II.1 Richard May, mason, born on 29-07-1784 in Stoke Damerel, died on 05-07-1854 at the age of 69.
Church marriage at the age of 22 on 21-11-1806 in Stoke Damerel Church to Ann Ragan.
From this marriage:
1. William May (see also III.1).

2. John May, christened on 13-04-1810 in Stoke Damerel.

3. Richard Ralph May, born on 06-07-1812 in Stoke Damerel, christened on 16-08-1812 in Stoke Damerel.

4. Harriet May, christened on 14-08-1814 in Stoke Damerel.

5. James May, christened on 07-07-1816 in Stoke Damerel.

III.1 William May, Stonemason, born on 13-02-1807 in Devonport, christened on 13-05-1807 in Stoke Damerel. In 1881 annuitant,living with wife Ann and son William East
Stonehouse,34 East Street.
Married at the age of 19 on 29-01-1827, church marriage on 29-01-1827 (Antony Church) (witness(es): by Reverend Duke(?)Yonge) to Ann Stephens, 20 years old, born on 03-09-1806 in Devonport.
From this marriage:
1. James Herbert Ralph May, in 1851 Stonemason Apprentice, born on 26-12-1833 in Devonport.

2. William Augustus May, Shipping Clerk,in 1891 accountant, born 01-1840 in Devonport.
Died 09-1893 in East Stonehouse. In 1881 single,living with parents in East Stonehouse.
In 1891 Lodger,Phoenix Place,Plymouth.

3. George Henry May (see also IV.3).

4. Editha Elizabeth May, born on 08-06-1845 in Devonport.

5. Charles Henry May, born on 04-06-1849 in Devonport.

IV.3 George Henry May, born on 24-01-1843 in Devonport, christened on 24-01-1843 in Devonport. Entry 232,Page 47,Parish of St.Andrew.
Married to Elizabeth "May", born in Modbury.
From this marriage:
1. Edith A. May, Dressmaker, born **-**-1861 in Plymouth.

2. George May, Mason, born **-**-1863 in Plymouth.

3. Charles May, Apprentice Stone Mason, born **-**-1866 in Plymouth.

4. Florence May, born **-**-1868 in Plymouth.

5. Ernest May, Baker, born **-**-1871 in Plymouth.

6. Frederick May, Blacksmith, born **-**-1873 in Plymouth.

7. Harriet May, Upholstress, born **-**-1875 in Plymouth.

8. Emily May, born **-**-1877 in Plymouth.

9. Blanch May, born **-**1879 in Plymouth.

10. Sophia May (Sophina), born **-**-1881 in Plymouth, 5 months old at the time of the census.

11. Mabel Mary May (see also V.12).

12. James May, born **-**-1885 in Plymouth.

V.12 Mabel Mary May, born 06-1883 in Plymouth. Census 1901:Mabel May,18,born in Plymouth,living in Plymouth,dressmaker.
Church marriage on 27-09-1902 (St.Saviours' Church) (witness(es): by Rev J.Jones,vicar) to Walter Henry Mabley, 20 years old, born on 21-12-1881 in Padstow, died **-**-1973. Census 1901:Walter Mabley,19,born Padstow,living in Devonport,grocer's
clerk, son of William Francis Mabley, Ship Carpenter,Ass Supt Pudential Ins Co, and Sarah Brenton Niles.
From this marriage:
1. Winifred Alice May Mabley, christened on 03-07-1903. Entry 335,Page No.163,Parish of St Andrew.

2. Walter George Francis Mabley, christened on 05-03-1908, died on 30-01-1950 at the age of 41.

by marijke on 2007-11-11 08:16:17

Hi Bernice,

The above does not give an immediate answer to your question but I do have the feeling that there must be a link somewhere!


by Bernice010 on 2007-11-11 15:21:59

Thanks for all that info. Hopefully as I research more I will find a link.

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