In the Western Times of 18 March 1880, there is an account of a Divorce Case between William Follett Edwards and his Wife Mary Ann nee Barnes. According to the paper she was co-habiting with a Joseph Price described as a Naval Pensioner.
Marriage between William Follett Edwards and Mary Ann Barnes took place at Newton Abbot Registry Office the 29th of April 1872.
There is also a marriage of a James Price to a Mary Ann Barnes in Q2 1875 - Stoke Dameral.
Don't know if these two Mary Ann's are the same person, or even if same as yours, but might be worth checking out as possible that Mary Ann then left Joseph Price and took up with James Frost and took his name even though they were never married.
The only way to check this out would be to get a copy of the 2 Marriage Certs for Mary Ann Barnes and see what is given for her Father and his occupation, and then see if match with the Mary Ann Barnes born abt 1851 in Churchstow.
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