I now think, on balance, Judith was right in suggesting "Frederick G", 2/3 doors away from Metherall Cottage living with William Dawes etc. at Week Barton.
Notwithstanding the "G", for the reasons I explained to her in my response to her suggestion, it couldn't be Frederick G., who I think was elsewhere anyway. He did have a second christian name - of John - so "G" would be wrong, and the age (of 14 rather than 16) is close enough for me not to be a serious issue. Milton Abbott, as a birth place, is also not a problem and is certainly much more acceptable than Okehampton where Frederick G. was born.
So I'm happy to go with the Frederick at Week Barton and apologise to Judith for not thinking more about her suggestion
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