As regards Mary Carew, yes, I was sloppy in referring to her date as being a “birth” when in fact it was a baptism. The so-called Removal Order” turned out to be not quite that but what I understand to be a precursor - in this case certification from Sidbury Parish that John and Ann Hann were legally settled there, suggesting, I assume, that on the strength of this Lympstone Parish would be able to issue the Removal Order and have them returned to Sidbury. I’d hoped that the document would also name any children with them (and in particular Mary Carew/Hann), but unfortunately it didn’t.
Such are the trials of the researcher - I remain optimistic however that somewhere there is a “smoking gun” that clearly establishes the link, or that someone somewhere will have some family records that clarifies everything. If not now, then next week, or next year, or . . .
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