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The Devon Wool Trade

Ann Stentiford's Story

The 6th Issue of our magazine just happens to coincide with the Jubilee celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years as Monarch of the United Kingdom. Our families have seen plenty of Kings and Queens coming and going over the years so we thought it might be interesting to list them, starting just before the time of William Stentiford's land Lease in 1464. It's interesting too, to see how family Christian names were often inspired by that of a King or Queen.

Henry VI 1422 - 1461

Edward IV 1461 - 1470

Henry VI 1470

Edward IV 1471 - 1483

Edward V  1483

Richard III 1483 - 1485

Henry VII 1485 - 1509

Henry VIII 1509 - 1547

Edward VI 1547 - 1553

Mary 1553 - 1558

Elizabeth I 1558 - 1603

James I 1603 - 1625

Charles I 1625 - 1649

The Commonwealth

Charles II 1660 - 1685

James II 1685 - 1688

William III 1689 - 1702

Ann 1702 - 1714

George I 1714 - 1727

George II 1727 - 1760

George III 1760 - 1820

George IV 1820 - 1830

William IV 1830 - 1837

Victoria 1837 - 1901

Edward VII 1901 - 1910

George V 1910 - 1936

Edward VIII 1936

George VI 1936 - 1952

Elizabeth II 1952 - 

Our webmaster ran out of time this month - the Jubilee  has caused the re-timing of  school leaving examinations with which he has been very involved. We apologise for this Issue being a little shorter and a little later than usual. Our Guest article is held over until next month - at some point we'll be having a bumper edition to make up!

Does anyone have a Zephania Stentiford on their Family Tree? We came across her unusual name on her Apprenticeship Indenture among South Tawton's Parish Papers. She was the subject of a Binding Order in 1825 to John Potter at Carter's Mills in South Tawton. At that time she was said to be 9 years old, making her birth date 1815/16-ish but there is no trace of a baptism at that time in the Parish Register.  

If you've received your Devon Family History Society Magazine by now, you will have read the news about the proposed abolition of our current system of Birth, Marriage and Death Certification - if not, we'll be summarising the implications for Family Historians in a future Issue.

Keep in touch.

Muriel & Richard


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The Devon Wool Trade

Ann Stentiford's Story

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