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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
William Frederick BEST
(Cir 1834-)


Family Links

1. Elizabeth Ann KENNARD

2. Harriet Georgina WESTCOTT

William Frederick BEST

  • Born: Cir 1834, Exmouth, Devon, England
  • Baptised: 23 Feb 1834, Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth, Devon, England
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Ann KENNARD circa Jun 1857 in St Thomas, Exeter, Devon, England
  • Marriage (2): Harriet Georgina WESTCOTT on 11 Aug 1877 in Wellington, Somerset, England

bullet  General Notes:

Devon Baptisms on Findmypastt
Surname: Best Forenames: William Frederick Father's Forename: James Mother's Forename: Harriot Father's Occupation: Tailer Year: 1834 Month: Feb Day: 23 Abode: Exmouth Parish: Littleham Town Or City: Near Exmouth County: Devon
- previous info was that the date was 1835

Marriages Jun 1857 St Thomas 5b 145
Best William Frederick
Kennard Elizabeth Ann
Tothill Grace
Wills Samuel

Marriages Sep 1877 Wellington 5c 459
Best William Frederick
Westcott Harriet Georgina

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
RG9/1398 F121 P11
Mint Street, St Olave, Exeter, Devon
William Best, Head, Mar, 27, Tailor, Exmouth Devon
Elizabeth A do, Wife, Mar, 20, Tailoress, London
Mary Ann do, Daur, , 2, , Exeter Devon

1871 census
not found - his wife is staying with his sister Harriet Elizabeth Perriam

1881 census
Dwelling:Champford Lane
Census Place:Wellington, Somerset, England
Source:FHL Film 1341568 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2362 Folio 16 Page 23
William F. BESTM44 MExmouth, Devon, England
Harriet BESTM41 FWellington, Somerset, England
Occ:Tailor Wife
Mary A. BESTU21 FExeter, Devon, England
James T. BESTU17 MExeter, Devon, England
Frederick W. BESTU15 MExeter, Devon, England
Occ:Pieceman At Factory (Wl)
Bessie BEST 12 FExeter, Devon, England
George C. BEST 2 MWellington, Somerset, England
Rosa H. BEST 6 mFWellington, Somerset, England

1891 census
RG12/4482 F62 P19 & P20
9 Barrows Road, Swansea, Glamorgan
William F Best, Head, M, 56, Tailor, Devon Exmouth
Harriet do, Wife, M, 51, Machinist, Somerset Wellington
George C do, Son, , 11, Scholar, Somerset Wellington
Harriet B do, Daur, , 9, Scholar, Somerset Wellington
Sarah A Best, Daur, , 8, Scholar, Somerset Wellington
Joseph H do, Son, , 7, Scholar, Somerset Wellington

1901 census
RG13/2149 F68 P23
1 Regent Place, Ilfracombe, Devon
William J Best, Head, Widr, 65, Tailor, Devon Exmouth
James J Best, Son, M, 36, Tailor, Devon Exeter
Harriet A do, Dr in Law, M, 35, , Glam Swansea
Joseph Best, Son, S, 17, Porter, Somerset Wellington
Elizabeth A do, Daur, S, 9, , Glam Swansea
Lily R do, Daur, S, 3, , Devon Ilfracombe
- I would guess that the last two are grandchildren, ie children of James


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Tailor.


William married Elizabeth Ann KENNARD circa Jun 1857 in St Thomas, Exeter, Devon, England. (Elizabeth Ann KENNARD was born circa 1835 in Blackwall, London, England, died in Mar 1874 in Wellington, Somerset, England and was buried on 7 Mar 1874 in Wellington, Somerset, England.)


William next married Harriet Georgina WESTCOTT on 11 Aug 1877 in Wellington, Somerset, England. (Harriet Georgina WESTCOTT was born circa 1839 in Wellington, Somerset, England and died before 1901.)


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