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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.

Surnames: BRYAN LANGDON STEVENS
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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 edmondsallan on 2011-02-03 15:04:28

Hello chrioz - The familysearch.org website Has over 290 John bryan & 97 marriage entries // anna langdon has over 200 also . Perhaps you should do some research on these entries and see if any match up . Regards -edmondsallan

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.
Cheers,

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.

Regards

Gerry

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

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

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