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Frederick BEST
(Cir 1787-1812)
(Abt 1788-1825)
Joseph Warren PARKER
(Cir 1782-1862)
(Cir 1780-1841)
James Adamson BEST
Harriett Edmonds PARKER
George Henry BEST
(Cir 1837-1912)


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George Henry BEST

  • Born: Cir 1837, Exmouth, Devon, England
  • Baptised: 19 Feb 1837, Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, England
  • Marriage: Eliza Jane PHILLIPS circa Dec 1857 in St Thomas, Exeter, Devon, England
  • Died: Jun Q 1912, Newton Abbot, Devon, England aged about 75

bullet  General Notes:

Devon Baptisms on Findmypast
Surname: Best Forenames: George Henry Father's Forename: James Mother's Forename: Harriott Father's Occupation: Tailor Year: 1837 Month: Feb Day: 19 Abode: Exmouth Parish: Littleham Town Or City: Near Exmouth County: Devon

Marriages Dec 1857
St Thomas 5b 133 (or could be 135 or 136)
Best George Henry
Phillips Eliza Jane

Deaths Jun 1912
Best George H 75 Newton A. 5b 132

1841 census
HO107/207/2 F8 P11 (continued on F9 P12)
Fore Street, Exmouth (Littleham), Devon
Joseph Parker, 50, Cooper
Elizabeth do, 15, F.S.
Mary do, 10, F.S.
Henry do, 15, Ap
Samuel do, 10,
Elizabeth Venton, 70, Ind
James Best, 30, Tailor
Harriet Best, 25,
Sarah do, 8,
William do, 6,
George do, 5,
William Parker, 30, Pauper

1851 census
Head: BEST, James
NameRelationshipMarAge SexOccupation Birthplace
James BESTHeadM40MTailor MasterExmouth-Dev
Harriet BESTWifeM39FLacemakerExmouth-Dev
Sarah A. BESTDaurU19FLacemakerWithycombe R-Dev
William BESTSonU17MTailor AppExmouth-Dev
George BESTSon-15MTailor AppExmouth-Dev
Harriet BESTDaur-4F---Exmouth-Dev
Joseph PARKERFatLW69MCooperBudleigh-Dev
Samuel PARKERBroLU22MTailor JournExmouth-Dev
Address:Fore Street, St Thomas
Census Place:Littleham In St Thomas St Thomas, Devonshire
PRO Reference:HO/107/1865Folio:207Page:20FHL Film:0221013

1861 census
Fore Street, Exmouth (Littleham), Devon
RG9/1382 F19 P14
Henry Parker, Head, Wid, 36, Painter, Devon Exmouth
Henry Parker, Son, , 10, , Devon Exmouth
Mary J Parker, Daur, , 9, , Devon Exmouth
George Parker, Son, , 7, , Devon Exmouth
Joseph Parker, Lodger, Wid, 80, Cooper, Devon East Budleigh
James Best, Head, M, 50, Tailor, Devon Exmouth
Harriet Best, Wife, M, 50, , Devon Exmouth
Harriet Best, Daur, Un, 14, Honiton Lace Maker, Devon Exmouth
John Best, Son, , 10, , Devon Exmouth
George Best, Son, Mar, 24, Tailor, Devon Exmouth

ALSO for 1861 (same George!)
RG9-1382 F40 P17
Little Bicton Place, Exmouth (Littleham), Devon
Caroline Phillips, Head, Mar, 43, Boot Binder, Crediton Devon
Georgina Phillips, Daur, Un, 18, Sprig Maker, Exmouth Devon
Frederick Phillips, Son, Un, 11, Scholar, Exmouth Devon
Eliza Phillips, Daur, Mar, 22, Sprig Maker, Exmouth Devon (s/be Best)
George Best, Son in Law, Mar, 23, Tailor, Exmouth Devon
Edwin Jowels, Visitor, Un, 22, Baker (bread), Devonshire
Samuel Langdon, Visitor, Un, 21, Boat Maker, Devonshire
Thomas Best, Grandson, Un, 1, -, Teignmouth Devon

1871 census
RG10/2070 F62 P47
Saxe Street, West Teignmouth
George Best, Head, Mar, 33, Tailor, Devon Exmouth
Eliza do, Wife, Mar, 32, Lace Maker, Devon Exmouth
Thomas do, Son, , 12, Scholar, Devon Teignmouth
Elizabeth do, Daur, , 8, Scholar, Devon Teignmouth

1881 census
Dwelling:26 Saxe St
Census Place:West Teignmouth, Devon, England
Source:FHL Film 1341520 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2156 Folio 43 Page 20
George BESTM42 MExmouth, Devon, England
Eliza BESTM41 FExmouth, Devon, England
Thomas BESTU21 MTeignmouth, Devon, England
Occ:(Tailor) Cutter
Elizabeth BESTU17 FTeignmouth, Devon, England
Occ:Dress Maker
Kate BESTU8 FTeignmouth, Devon, England
George H. BESTU1 MTeignmouth, Devon, England

1891 census
30 Saxe Street, West Teignmouth
RG12/1693 F37 P23 and continued on P24
George Best, Head, Mar, 52, Tailor, Devon Exmouth
Eliza J Best, Wife, Mar, 52, , Devon Exmouth
Kate Best, Daur, S, 19, Mantel Maker, Devon Teignmouth
Harry Best, Son, , 11, Scholar, Devon Teignmouth (This is George Henry jnr)

1901 census
RG13/2048 F52 P2
30 Saxe Street, West Teignmouth
George Hy Best, Head, M, 62, Tailor, Devon Exmouth
Eliza Best, Wife, M, 61, , Devon Exmouth

1911 census
RG14PN12692 RG78PN729 RD272 SD1 ED2 SN216
30 Saxe Street, Teignmouth, Devon (4 rooms)
Best George Henry, 77, Married, Retired Journeyman Tailor, Exmouth Devon
Best Liza Jane, Wife, 74, Married 60 years, , Exmouth Devon
- nothing shown in the Infirmity column
- against Liza it states there had been 5 children born alive. 4 still living and 1 had died


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Tailor.


George married Eliza Jane PHILLIPS, daughter of Thomas PHILLIPS and Caroline (PHILLIPS), circa Dec 1857 in St Thomas, Exeter, Devon, England. (Eliza Jane PHILLIPS was born circa 1837 in Exmouth, Devon, England.)


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