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Who is John BRYAN, Purser

Journal by chrisoz

I'm looking for further information about John BRYAN. He was a (British) Navy Purser who received a number of service medals. In October, 1810 he married Anna LANGDON in the Parish of St John, Hackney. I only know of one child - a daughter named Anna Langdon BRYAN who was baptised on 16 April 1815 in the parish of Stoke Dameral, Devon.
Anna Langdon BRYAN married Samuel STEVENS at Totnes, Devon in 1852.

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on 2011-02-03 01:13:07

chrisoz , from Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2011. is researching the following names: WELLER, ELPHICK, BRYAN and 2 other(s).

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by chrisoz on 2011-02-03 17:00:21

Hi edmondsallan, & thank you for your response. These 2 people are currently my most challenging. I've been looking for something more on them for about 8 years. I recently located their marriage licence (hence the occupation & parish), but without even a 2nd name for either I feel like I'm running on the spot. Lots of options, but nothing definite (yet). I've found a number of Navy service medal records for John BRYAN who is listed as a Purser so that seems likely to be the same person. However, I don't have parents or siblings etc for either, and their daughter Anna Langdon BRYAN is the only child I have so far. Anna married Samuel STEVENS and their son Hayter Churchill STEVENS arrived in Australia in 1874. He is my ggf. I was hoping someone out there in cyber world might have the same people amongst their ancestors.

I'm travelling to the UK in a couple of months to research further & am hoping to track down Navy records for further clues. I've been told this could/would be a very tedious path but I'm prepared to give it a go.

by Aussie1947 on 2011-02-03 18:09:44

Hi Chrisoz,

For British medal expertise I have used the British Medals Forum site, the members are very helpful and know their stuff when it comes to British medals.



by chrisoz on 2011-02-03 18:27:30

Thank you for the lead. I'll try that site.

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