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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
Sarah Ann BEST
(Cir 1832-Cir 1879)


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John Burch NORTON

Sarah Ann BEST

  • Born: Cir 1832, Exmouth, Devon, England
  • Baptised: 19 Jun 1832, Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth, Devon, England 1
  • Marriage: John Burch NORTON circa Dec 1851 in St Thomas, Exeter, Devon, England
  • Died: Cir Mar 1879, Lympstone, Devon, England aged about 47

bullet  General Notes:

Baptism at Withycombe Raleigh in 1832 (also on Findmypast)
June 19th, Sarah Ann daughter of, James & Harriet, Best, Withycombe, Tailor

Marriages Dec 1851 St Thomas 10 391
Norton John Burch
Best Sarah Ann

Deaths Mar 1879
Norton Sarah Ann 46 St. Thomas 5b 36

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

NB There is another Sarah Ann Best born c1831 and living in Fore Street in 1851 as well. Do not confuse the two. Her mother was Elizabeth and she married Francis Horn. She is living in Albion Street in 1861 - Coincidences, but definitely different people

1861 census
RG9/1383 F70 P25
Lympston, Devon
William Norton, Head, Mar, 42, Fisherman, Devon Lympston
Martha do, Wife, Mar, 40, , Devon Lympston
William do, Son, , 15, Tide Boy, Devon Lympston
Martha do, Daur, , 13, Lacemaker, Devon Lympston
John do, Son, , 9, Scholar, Devon Lympston
Isaac do, Son, , 7, Scholar, Devon Lympston
Nicodemus do, Son, , 5, Scholar, Devon Lympston
Mary J do, Daur, , 3, , Devon Lympston
Joseph do, Son, , 5M, , Devon Lympston
John Norton, Head, Mar, 32, Mariner, Devon Lympston
Sarah A do, Wife, Mar, 28, , Devon Littleham
Eliza J do, Daur, , 9, Scholar, Devon Lympston
Abraham do, Son, , 3, , Devon Lympston
Frederick J do, Son, , 11M, , Devon Lympston

1871 census
RG10/2048 F89 P20
Lympstone, Devon
John Norton, Head, Mar, 42, Fisherman, Devon Lympstone
Sarah Ann do, Wife, Mar, 38, , Devon Exmouth
Eliza J B do, Saur, Un, 19, , Devon Lympstone
Abraham do, Son, Un, 13, , Scholar, Devon Lympstone
Frederick do, Son, Un, 10, , Scholar, Devon Lympstone
John do, Son, Un, 9, , Scholar, Devon Lympstone
Harriett do, Daur, Un, 7, , Scholar, Devon Lympstone
Emmaline do, Daur, Un, 5, , Scholar, Devon Lympstone
Mary J do, Daur, Un, 3, , Scholar, Devon Lympstone
Henrietta do, Daur, Un, 3mo, , , Devon Lympstone


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Occupation: Lacemaker, 1851, Exmouth, Devon, England.


Sarah married John Burch NORTON, son of Nicodemus NORTON and Betty Burch LITTON, circa Dec 1851 in St Thomas, Exeter, Devon, England. (John Burch NORTON was born circa 1829 in Lympstone, Devon, England, baptised on 1 Mar 1829 in Lympstone, Devon, England and died circa Dec 1871 in Lympstone, Devon, England.)



1 Parish Registers, Withycombe Raleigh registers.

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