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GIBBONS & COKE (a bit like pie & chips??)

This combination is a perfect illustration of the tradition of using family names as middle names, which can be so helpful in tracing a family line.

Susanna GIBBONS COKE was the second daughter of William COKE and Susanna GIBBONS who married in South Devon at Brixham St. Mary's in 1775.

The parents had named their first daughter Susanna, after both mother and grandmother, (Susanna PULSEVER), but I assume the first child died, though I have not found a burial registration as yet. The second daughter was baptised with the same "given" name, plus her mother's maiden name of GIBBONS and of course her father's family name of COKE.

1 comment(s), latest 3 years, 10 months ago

Richard EAME baptised in Brixham, South Devon, connects to CHAMPION & GIBBONS.

I am surprised to be the first on this site to post the name EAME/s.
I have searched the (transcribed) parish registers which are on line for Brixham St. Mary's, and I have found this to be a huge family in the area.

You can find the transcriptions at Genuki and a second set,(including Churston Ferrers,)by different researchers in Australia who have gifted their work to the Brixham Heritage Museum.

Searching the record transcriptions I have found EMM,EME,EAM,EAME,and all sometimes have an "S" attached, or not! Theses variations do not surprise me as I have found similar number of variations for every name I have ever researched. When I consider that the vicar might be in a hurry or tired, perhaps deaf or maybe even a little inebriated, and the people giving the information would be nervous, may also be the worse for a drink and probably had a strong country accent.......(Perm any 3 from 5!)

Richard (? son of George,son of Walter ?) married Elinor Champin (sic) at Brixham in 1654/5 and their son Richard had several children with Mary but I haven't found the marriage yet!

Richard and Mary's daughter Eleanor married John Gibbens in 1717.

4 comment(s), latest 3 years, 4 months ago

William CHAMPION married a girl called Richorde WYATT in 1630.

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.

1 comment(s), latest 3 years, 10 months ago

Thomas WYATT married Marye WAYMOTHE / WEYMOUTH.

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?