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Uglows in Alwington

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"ALWINGTON (ST. ANDREW), a parish, in the union of BIDEFORD, hundred of SHEBHEAR, Great Torrington and N. divisions of DEVON, 4 miles (S. W. by W.) from Bideford; containing, with the hamlets of Fairy Cross, Ford, and Woodtown, 392 inhabitants, and comprising by measurement 2603 acres. . . . In the church, over the door of the chancel, is a curious ancient monument to a member of the Coffin family. In Yeo Vale, so called from the river Yeo, which runs through it, are the remains of a chapel. There is a parochial school; also a place of worship for Wesleyans; and almshouses for three poor persons, endowed in 1696 by R. Coffin, Esq."

[From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England (1844) - quoted by Brian Randall.]

Population:

1801 1901
310 316



Maps

1. The whole of Devon
2. Here is a map to get you to Alwington
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And here's a late 18th/early 19th century map of the area - you can find Alwington SW of Bideford.

Family 1: John and Joan Andrew

In 1705 John Ugler married Joan Andrew  in Alwington. Joan may well have been born in Littleham, very close to Alwington in 1681 - there is an IGI record for Jone Andra, daughter of Jame. but which John was this?

  1. One possibility is John 1679 (from Okehampton - Family 1). He would have been a close contemporary of Joan
  2. An alternative is John 1666, the son of Richard and Elizabeth Braund from Marhamchurch - this speculation is based on the fact that the family move back to Marhamchurch.

Their sons were born in Alwington but the family may move to Marhamchurch: John died there in 1740 - there is a will in the Cornish Record Offfice and an A2A record talking of '... All the goods of John Uglow deceased, husband of Joan...' dated 3rd May 1740. Joan survives until 1770

  • son Richard 1707 born in Alwington. He is the most likely candidate to marry Mary Richards in Bideford in 1730 (Family 1 - Bideford)

  • son John 1712 born in Alwington.

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