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After 18 years I am still searching for the origins of Grace Rowse who was the mother of Edward Langman Rowse, born Totnes, Devon 1778.
Any info anyone??
I have this marriage in 1603/4 (writtten this way because of the calendar alteration) in Brixham, South Devon. I think, as children, this couple may well have witnessed the Spanish Armada fleet sailing up the English Channel, and I am trying to find out something about status and occupation. Can anyone suggest the kind of research I should be following to find out more about how these families lived?
In 1779 at Totnes in Devon, by special licence, Grace ROWSE married Henry BEEDLE at the church of Saint Mary's in the High Street, and I have never found a trace of them from that day forward.
The Devon County Records Office has quite a large collection of special licences, but naturally they don't have that one! (See rules of genealogy!)
In those days the marriage register did not record ages, or father's names, which doesn't help.
So what became of them, and where did they go? Someone must have them on a tree somewhere, surely??
I have checked the baptism registers and Richorde was not an uncommon name for girls in South Devon back in the early 1600's. But maybe she didn't like it that much because her daughter was named Elinor, baptised in 1631.