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Sanders in Bideford
Posted by Julia on 11/10/2019, 3:21 pm
I have just discovered (I think) my g-grandmother's birth (Grace Sanders) in Bideford in 1944 (New Street) to Samuel and Elizabeth Sanders (nee Colley). The marriage of Samuel and Elizabeth was in the Parish Church of Bideford in 1944 also (a month after Grace's birth) - it's listed as Saunders in there, so I guess I'm looking at Saunders going back!! I'm struggling to find access to a 1951 census to tell me any thing further - Grace would be around 6/7 years old. Samuel was a Sailor, his father Samuel was a Mariner. I don't know any history of Bideford at all. They were living at East the Water! Does anyone have any Census links, or any tips of where I can find some good history of the area (I'm Exeter based, so not far for travel!!). Thank you in advance.